Neil wrote: Supply a precise, useful definition of ‚ÄúJew,‚ÄĚ such that one can tell the difference among living persons & regulate admission to the Temple's Court of the Israelites (assuming it'll ever get rebuilt).
Those who hate God's people don't seem to have any trouble finding them, defining them....or killing them.
Victim theology at work,i find it interesting that before one is saved they carry the burden,sorrow and consequences of their own sin,after they are saved,according to some,it is their duty to carry the burden,sorrow and consequences of the sins of others....as always God sets free and man enslaves.
John Yurich USA wrote: What gives that stupid federal judge the right to interfere with each state having the right to decide to permit abortion or not permit abortion? North Dakota should disregard the ruling of that stupid federal judge and put that law restricting abortion into effect.
Judicial tyranny,despite man's best efforts every system he comes up with involves some concentration of power,it has become clear that there are in fact flaws in the founding fathers plan for America...it can't be helped and is the best man can do.
The bible says thou shall do no murder,not saying a Police officer should take pleasure in killing someone but if the Police cannot kill a criminal when necessary then what hope is there for any kind security in society from criminals....perish by sword ? or at the hand of a murderer or rapist ? either way you are dead.
pennnnelope wrote: these globalist funded groups have been a useful tool across the globe. now within. I think that's why people cried foul a long time ago at inception of HS, the end of indvl rghts and some Christian freedom to be replaced with a top heavy, cruel system. can't say everyone hasn't been warned for years. Syria should've woken the conservatives up. will they put 2 and 2 together? doubtful.
Conservatism was the biggest political failure in modern history,i say was because they are finished,a bunch of nice polite well mannered Poodles who had their back side handed to them by the Pit Bulls and didn't have the guts to do anything about it and lost their country for good.
They will be remembered for producing millionaire host on all talk and no action radio,the by-golly and gee wiz and upright citizens brigade and "get em" in 2010,2012,2014 etc etc etc
In the 80s we had the revenge of the nerds,in the 90s the revenge of the misfits and now in the 21st century it's the revenge of the freaks,malcontents and perverts who are crawling out of their holes for a place in the Sun before the whole putrid mess caves in.....get used to the heat.
CV wrote: Is this what you're saying? This is the theology of free will.
What I am saying is that God is God,he has told us he knows all things and has commanded us to do certain things,if you are asking me how to figure God out and reconcile it with what he commands us to do you will have to find a better man than me to do it.
The modern American welfare state is a reflection of a culture who thinks,and indeed has been taught by the modern church,that it can bargain with and cut a deal as well as pervert the mercy and love of God,it it will damn America and never save or redeem it.
The love of God can never be called upon or presumed upon without the righteousness of God..any scripture to the contrary within context is welcomed.
The doctrine or theology of free will bothers people because it leaves them without excuse,it clashes with victim theology as well....victim theology is dominant theology of today and it will accept no dissent.
The doctrine of election comes from the scripture where God simply tells us that he in fact is God and knows all things from beginning to end,apart from the free will of man how much sense does it make for the gospel to be preached to all,and for it to find fertile as well infertile soil in which to grow and produce a harvest or not.....God is God and we will never figure him out.
How did Paul argue,dispute and persuade ? like some of the used car salesmen in today's pulpits,he said himself he used simple language without cunning and deceit.
As far as Pauls statement about being damned to save his kinsmen I freely admit that I am not there and doubt you are either....but I learned a long time ago to never compete with anyone determined to out holy you....you win.
I will conclude that every trick in the book is being used today to attract and compel people with less than desirable results in regard to true salvation and change in people's lives.
kjg wrote: Strat, let me rephrase. Your countenance seems gloomy. Neither do I put my trust in man.
What is "gloomy" other than a word used by man to protest the reality of his existence and the world he lives in when it does not suit him,i used to protest life and the way it worked,or in my mind didn't work....now much older I have come to realize that God is,life is and eternity is....I no longer put any personal spin or label on it....or place any grand expectations on it....is heaven and spending eternity there gloomy ? there is a road to travel to get thereand the shorter the better.
kjg wrote: Strat, you do not sound too positive. Remember, if God can use Cromwell and the Roundheads, He can use you.
The terms "positive" and "negative" are humanistic terms to separate everything in life into simple categories,the reality of God is not that simple.
I do not subscribe to the Christian superstar doctrine that puts forth the idea that God has created everyone to be a David,Noah or Paul,there is no scripture to support such doctrine and plenty of scripture to support the average individual Christian living a quiet obscure Christian life which does not appeal to todays spotlight hungry,attention lusting masses.
Death is the wonderful transition from death to life eternal for the Christian and when Christians start wailing and howling as much as any unsaved person does when their time comes is they are an extremely poor witness to those who they have been telling about heaven and eternal life....if God wanted to make me a Christian super star he would have done it a long time ago,i am content in my state and ready to go home when called.
Baptist wrote: Really?! Why preach the gospel then? So that we can be unconcerned about the salvation of others? And what about regenerate church membership, or assurance problems etc. God puts us in churches so that we can be self obsessed? Shame that John didn't know that. He need not have bothered authoring 1 John.
Where did I say anything about not preaching the gospel,the bible says to work out YOUR salvation with fear and trembling,the'concern" involves preaching the gospel and letting it fall on good or bad ground as the bible describes.
Those who think they have it so together that they can live other people's lives and secure their salvation for them are the ones who are both self absorbed as well as self deceived,the salvation of a soul is between God and that individual,apart from preaching the gospel you don't count...God saves...you don't.
In the end they are going to take everything you have either by force,currency devaluation or a lack of employement....expect to be destitute and in the street living like an Animal before its over with....this is what waits for the average American,the average Christian faces a much worse fate.
I hope that it is Gods will that I die before then,the fear of death and man is not a legitimate fear for the saved Christian.
The bible says to work out YOUR salvation with fear and trembling,not the salvation of others with endless dabating,i am not commanded to sweat or obsess over the salvation of Bloomberg or anyone else.
When did Christianity become about debating who is saved and who isn't...we'll all find out in the end.
Putin is simply taking advantage of the fact that the west has chosen weak effeminate "men" for its leaders,regardless of what one may think of Putin he is an old school leader who knows that power and those who seize it runs and always has run the world....weak sissified hand wringing and wimpering mixed with decadence and perversion does not and we are about to find that out.