Psalm Only, you will have to forgive the sarcasm from before, we are to speak words of grace and I did not do that. We have had this discussion many times and it usually goes nowhere. So, one thing we can agree on is that the Lord is worthy of our praise and we surely do not offer Him enough. Whether it is with the use of psalms or even what you consider sinful songs, we still fall short of offering to our God the praise that is due to His name. May God so work in our lives that it can be said of each of us that from the rising of the sun until the going down of the same His praise was continually found in our hearts and upon our lips.
Tax Rate Paid by Top 1% Is more than double the National Average, the top 1% pay nearly 1/3 of all income tax collected and the top 20% pay over 90% of income tax collected, the bottom 50% of wage earners pay less than 3% of tax dollars collected. But Jim from Lincoln thinks the wealthy don't pay their "fair" share. Well, I must agree, they don't, they pay MORE than their "fair" share and America businesses suffer because we have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. If the price of an item for the average Joe tax payer goes up, and he goes out to find a better bargain, that is called thrift. If the rich have the price of their earnings go up in taxes and they go out to find a better bargain, then it is called greed. In the 1920's, 60's, 80's, and early part of this century, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, the lowering of tax rates has brought more money into the treasury. Even NOW the treasury is getting RECORD tax income but the deficit continues to climb at unprecedented rates. We have a spending problem. We are heading down the path to national bankruptcy, my advise, lay up treasures for yourself in place where moth and rust does not corrupt and where thieves cannot break in and steal, for where your treasure is there will your heart be also, God bless.
I don't understand. I read Psalms Only post 3x and I don't see any words from the book of Psalms Just the words from a sinner Hopefully he wasn't writing it to entertain us He has replaced stating something from the Bible with the mere pontifications of man Plus he is knocking another's heartfelt praise to God, there is no music being played, no one on this thread is in a church and typing (at least we hope not) so he can't say that it is a hymn being sung in a church. So you can offer what you deem defense of praise to God by speaking against hymns but John Wesley has no words he can use? You don't think that is a tad on the proud side? Must be proof that even the wrath of man can be used to the praise of God
Thanks Mike and John UK for your kind words, just ignore than great wizard behind the curtain.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Common Core -- Myths vs. Facts. Actually just reading what SA put up what the John Birch Org magazine (or they are at least one of its sponsours) said, they are getting hysterical because they're loosing the fight. One good thing for homeschoolers they can ignore the hysteria and adopt and adapt whatever they want out Common Core.
FOr Jim who seems to have issues with the New American site (yet uses the NYT ????) here are some websites that should be more palatable for you.
Hello there Jim, let us discuss Mission Accomplished. Bush did NOT write the sign. The aircraft carrier on which he landed the plane (not something a president with no military experience could do) was occupied by military personnel who were given the job of ousting Saddam Hussein from power. Whether or not we agree with the mission assigned, it was a mission accomplished. He did not say the mission in Iraq was finished, he did not say we were done in that region. The liberal lying press distorted the whole thing. Your guys are great at distorting the truth.
This article seems to indicate our current president has an issue with being forthright in the eyes of American people. President Bush wasn't making up stories about protest that DID NOT HAPPEN over a film that WAS NOT MADE (just a trailer) trying cover up the needless loss of life of 4 Americans. Bush was not the one who said a program started in the previous administration that cost a border guard his life, when it clearly did not. Bush did not run a campaign on what he knew was a false promise that you could keep your insurance if you like it. Maybe that is why the president is getting the poll numbers we see.
Bush had many problems, but at least we admit that.
IkeMike wrote: Sorry, what I mean is, it doesn't state that only a few select will be given to the father and raised up at the last days. It merely says "all that the father gives me" (paraphrase). It doesn't state how many, or what the limit is to who the Father gives.
Kinda with Lurker here, not trying to be in any way disrespectful, and your point is? You surely don't believe in universal salvation that everybody is saved. So, if not everyone is saved then there of necessity is a limit.
Lemme see, the president is bragging about all the people who signed up for a mandated program with a penalty if you don't sign up, nothing to do with whether they like it or not. No mention of countless LOSING their insurance coverage under the UNaffordable better stay healthy Act (especially if you are a seasoned citizen because more than likely your procedure will be denied)
What the president is NOT saying is how many are paying.
What is known is the people the president wanted to sign up (uninsured and illegal aliens) are NOT, the people he NEEDED to sign up (the young and healthy) are NOT, just the population that would access it the most (the elderly and people who with pre-existing conditions) So, come October at renewal time, the already HIGH cost of premiums will more than likely double. (timing not good for democrats - thus president Obama is already telling them NOT to run on it but to move on)
They are even changing the question from do you have insurance to are you able to get healthcare, if I am in an emergency room with a sickness, I can GET healthcare. (whether or not I have insurance)
Jim, if I were you, I would start running away from this issue while you have a chance.
I would tend to agree with Michael H, why would you chose a nearly 5 year old news item to put out a link to a slanderous attack by a liberal left wing, obviously, anti-Christian site??? You dislike the convservatives so much you have to call attention to an attack article on a family that holds to fine Christian values just because they don't share your liberal viewpoint? Jim, you surprise me on this one.
Mike wrote: The verse has nothing to do with baptism of babies, and everything to do with the simple faith/trust of children. Mark 10:15,16 "Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them." Think about what it means that an adult must receive the kingdom as a little child.
Mike from New York, don't see any proof of what you say, being backed up by the WCF ANYWHERE in your post. How can that be reliable???
Michael Hranek wrote: Interesting observation that the KJV translators chose Easter instead of Passover....
Hey Michael H, one of the rules for the KJV translators (btw L Brunt the translators were not inspired, so they were not guided by the Holy Spirit like the writers of Scripture, that does not mean that God did not preserve His Word, but it does mean God did not inspire in the Scriptural sense the translators of the KJV or any other version for that matter) was they were supposed to follow the Bishops Bible and not the Geneva one (which had some remarks against the divine right of Kings) and the Bishop's Bible use the Word Easter. The fact that the 28 other times they used the word Passover in their translation work would suggest that NKJV is accurate in its change but does not speak against the KJV work. But if you wait long enough Jim from Lincoln will set the record straight.
Iain B wrote: 20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus Rev 22 23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Phil 1 7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. Rev 22 Do you love Christ more than life? 22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1Cor 16:
Sorry, you are not making sense to me. All I did was put out a passage of Scripture and that means I don't love the Lord Jesus Christ??? I surely need to love Him more, but I find your post confusing, you are arguing with the Lord's own words.
Iain B wrote: Now its the united kingdom of Sodom and Gomorrah and the sodomites have more power than the church. And when you have sodomites such as David Cameron running things political and Justin Welby running thing religious the only option left is for fire and brimstone weather.
Luke 9:54-56 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, âLord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did? But He turned and rebuked them, and said, âYou do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy menâs lives but to save them. And they went to another village."