pennelope wrote: Wayfarer and Unprofitable, I'll leave you two to work out your contradictory views.... dispensationalism: A -has no power B - ran the military industrial complex for 60 yrs
Dear sister pennelope, hope you are doing well. I hope your child is doing better. I believe you would do well to listen to Mike from New York's voice of reason and stop following websites that misinform you by twisting facts.
Consider the testimony of the average born-again, redeemed by the blood of Christ believer.
I was a hell-bound, hell-deserving lost sinner but God in His mercy and grace reached down and saved my soul, He opened my blinded eyes and brought me up out of a terrible pit and planted my feet on the rock of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am not perfect, but by the grace of God I am not what I was, old things passed away and all things have become new. I want to love, honor, obey, and glorify my Lord and desire to see His image implanted deep within me. My longing is now for that which is eternal and this world is my passage not possession. I can't thank God enough for what He has done for an undeserving wretch like me.
Consider John Y's "testimony"
*I* came down to an altar and *I* embraced Jesus as the only way to heaven. My life, well it changed, but only in my head. *I* decided that *I* could still go on in the way I was before *I* embraced Jesus as the only way to heaven and what *I* did was nobody's business. *I* can't wait to make the wealth of this world my portion and *I'll* give God what *I* think is His due by having someone else give an altar call at the end of county music (which we all know honors God )concert.
Tater wrote: All these so called Christian leaders are being exposed by this election. Even a child could tell you that Trump is a bad person to put your support behind. But for these leaders to use the weak excuse of "we are all sinners, there is no perfect candidate" shows these people care more for comfort and security than for the Word of God. They have compromised themselves by making excuses to vote for this man. He is a prideful unrepentant sinner who boast about not asking for forgiveness. The same kind of pride that caused God to strike dead King Herod. God is going to give this country exactly what it is a asking for and that is scary.
Not attempting to go into whether or not you should vote for Trump nor am I endorsing Graham and the so called Christian leaders.
Just looking at your statement in particular and we could add 1517's (who it is great to see posting again, glad to see) and Norm's. So, any could respond.
What election have we voted in where the choice was between a godly person and an unregenerate? When has it ever NOT been the "lesser of two evils" when it comes to the character of the candidates?
John Y, we have previously put up a rather orthodox statement of faith from the Mormon website. Obviously those in Matthew 7 called Jesus Lord and did many things in His name. RCC, regardless of their creed, teaches salvation through sacraments not Christ. Paul said this is anathema. John said don't even wish them Godspeed. You say, go to their "worship" services and partake in their blasphemous rituals. You even defend this church which is the enemy of our precious Lord Jesus Christ. It is obvious to all but you, you are still partaking in the RCC road to salvation. (further evidenced by how you say you will address the "sacrament" of marriage and have your children sprinkled by a RCC priest)
Then we are to believe that you do all this for over a quarter of a century since your alleged conversion but you have the Spirit of God indwelling you? What fellowship has Christ with Belial, NONE!! There were no denominations or church for that matter when Christ walked this earth, so your argument is bogus. What Christ did say through the apostle John is that he that says he knows Him and keeps not His commandments is a liar. He says His sheep FOLLOW Him. If you loved God more than the RCC you would have left it decades ago. Can't serve 2 masters.
pennelpe wrote: . dispensationalists outsource this "covenant".... through military industrilal complexes and multi trillion dollar contracts, course there's loss of life too, but the land must be had at every cost, is what they say.
It is obvious B Warely is not concerned with the truth but just wants to peddle is own doctrinal anomaly into this and other threads. It is clearly off topic and I am sorry I engaged him at all. This story is a repeat from one done in May. Maybe it would be good if the moderators shut it down.
Paul and Silas said Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and spoke the word of the Lord to him, their response was not "nothing, you are incapable of doing anything because you can't discern spiritual truth"
the Jews in Acts 2 said, what shall *we* do?
Peter said Repent and he testified and exhorted them to save yourselves from this untoward generation (verse 40)He did not say, Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, you can't do anything.
In Acts 14:15 Paul told the Iconiums we preach unto you that *you* should turn from these vanities unto God
Paul understood that obeying Christ command to him (Acts 26:16-18) was to show sinners that they should repent and turn to God and do works meet for repentance.
You border on blasphemy when you say the Lord Jesus was wrong to tell the Galileans to repent or perish, are you saying God didn't know what He was doing or what man was capable of?
No one is denying that salvation is the work of God or that He must open the sinners blinded eyes to the truth, but to say the sinner does nothing is twisting the Scriptures.
"He shall save them FROM their sin", to continue in the sin of being a part of a false blasphemous religious system shows John Y salvation to be bog
penned wrote: if I was to list the debauchery and taking of innocent life on this land, indeed, a flag upside in distress would be an appropriate response.
THE UNITED STATES FLAG CODE Title 4, Chapter 1 Â§ 8(a)The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a *signal* of dire distress in instances of *extreme danger* to life or property.
We are in distress (defined as extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain) about our own sins and the sins of others. (Psalm 119:136) The direction our nation is and has been going is cause of grief to our lives and hearts. It is not however within the definition of why you would fly the flag upside down per the flag code. If one hates our country (perfectly within their right) because of all the evils done here, then leave and find your utopia somewhere else instead of being a freeloader off the good benefits you enjoy here. There were many evils in the land of Israel in the Old Testament days, there was never a command by God telling his prophets or leaders to leave the nation. He removed the nation from the land for their sins, but they retained their national identity as seen in Esther, Ezra, Daniel, and Nehemiah.
Ignominious Emirakan wrote: Upside down? Well, that depends. The legal definition of the flag in Title 4 USC doesn't say anything about the orientation or arrangement of the stars -- it doesn't even specify how many points they have. The Presidental Executive Order that gives the detailed specifications for the flag says that the points should face up. However, this is not a law -- it's just the specifications for flags used by the executive branch of the government. Most flag manufacturers follow the EO, more or less, but they're not required to do so unless they're selling the flags to the government. This 4th of July in Emiraka- consider a statement by image In a month where the celebration of sodomy included FlagDay- I crossed out the L for flag on all my calendars
Fly the Emirakan flag upside down This culture's symbol is Not LIBERTY - But TYRANNY, a tyranny that we have spilled too much precious blood to keep AT BAY. Over 60 million innocents murdered by Emiraka.
Anything run by man is far from perfect but if you don't like please leave and find your ideal country in which to live. Nobody is keeping you here but yourself.
MS wrote: "Though faith be the champion of grace, and love the nurse of grace,yet humility is the beautifier of grace.It casts a general glory upon all the graces in the soul. Ah, did Christians more abound in humility. They would be less bitter, froward, and sour". Thomas Brooks. May the LORD teach us to be more gentle and meek in our spirits and practices.
MS, that is why we want you stick around to help us keep the right perspective. Thanks for the admonition may God grant mercy that I follow it for His glory!
s c wrote: For ex: Stating that someone has an unhealthy obsession with sexual sins is not edifying,especially,when it is slanderous and untruthful. person's remarks on 6/13/16 at 6:11pm is inexcusable but ignored.
Sadly, I could easily demonstrate the truth of his assessment. These things have had a predominance in your responses even when it is uncalled for in the article posted. (like this one for instance) I am not sure how you implying that those areas are of no concern to the good brother and to call into question the genuineness of his salvation is any better than what you alleged he is falsely doing.
I have learned that I surely have no ability to show these things to you. Many more than I have tried in vain. Ultimately you answer to the Lord and not to us, so we leave these things in His hands.
We all appreciate anyone who speaks out against sin, reminds us we need to live holy lives, and is grieved by the things going on in the world. We don't appreciate that because we don't see eye to eye with the way you present things that you tell us we must be okay with (fill in the blank) sin or perversion.
May God grant us all mercy to speak the truth in love and with humbleness of mind and spirit.
John UK wrote: Unprofitable Servant, maybe SC is referring the following texts: 2 Peter 2:20-22 KJV (20) For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. (21) For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. (22) But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Thanks John UK, bless you brother. I, like GS, see that passage as referring to false professions, her comment was made about Christians dealing with a specific sin in their lives.
MS, thank you for your prayers. I have been working part time at a grocery store but am hoping to find full time work. Still waiting to hear from a job in Knoxville that would be full-time. But it has been great to see how God has provided during these lean times. God bless you, you are, by God's grace, in our prayers and thoughts too.