Sad to say, but the era of easy Christianity has just about drawn to a close. 20 years ago people thought that persecution was getting a dirty look from someoneâ€¦ We're about to find out what real persecution is. The bright side of itâ€¦ In about five years you won't have all these petty arguments over infinitesimally minor doctrinal points...The focus will be on salvation.
Given the insidiously deceptive nature of Islam, it's a wonder that people throw such a huge fit over what Ben Carson said the other day. If we have Muslims in our military who turn on us and kill their own, fellow soldiers, Muslims in foreign countries that we give aid and training to that turn on usâ€¦ Why would anyone want to trust a Muslim president?
I can see the same thing happening with this as with cigarettesâ€¦ Once they started texting cigarettes for "education" there were a lot of people that use that as an excuse to keep smoking. "I'm helping educationâ€¦ I'll keep doing it." I can see now there'll be a bunch of perverts out there increasing their porn collection with the excuse that they're helping their state,
Lol, well I am loud, overbearing and tend to be judgmental... Typical Baptist, I suppose. My Pastor always talks about Spritual Gifts; he tells me I'm more of a prophet, in that I state things with assurance... But I try to dial it back, especially when I'm teaching. It makes it more palatable. Here though, I occasionally come off a tad harsh, so I apologize in advance for that.
Mourner; I'm not sure that it really matters, especially since I had no idea you were femaleâ€¦ But I am an independent, fundamental Baptist... But I'm not the "I can't listen to anything you say since you are a female" kind. Frank; one question... Are you condoning assisted suicide?
Mourner; I have no problem with you throwing into the discussion. I will say this about Sampson, if you look at the pattern of his life it was a pattern of disregard. Disregard to God's laws, disregard to his parents rules... Sampson did what Sampson wanted to do. The fact is, God used that, just like he uses many other things to elicit a specific chain of events. Based on most of Samsons previous statements, as well as his final statement, I do not see him as suddenly turning to God with a "Oh hey, let me kill these people for you Lord." His final statement and was very specificâ€¦"...strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes..." (Judges 16:28) I believe that Sampson had great faith, but I also believe that Sampson had a great flash, and gave himself over to it way too oftenâ€¦ Including this final act which was out of anger.