‚ÄúTruthy‚ÄĚ claims to be non-partisan. However, the project‚Äôs lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama‚Äôs Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.
Only Jim from Lincoln can find in an article about liberal left wing nut democrats enacting a tool to shut down free speech and thwart the rule of law, and blame the republicans who are never mentioned in the piece.
Jessica Dawson wrote: I take a supplement of essential fatty acids, either 3-6-9 or fish oils. And, I like to use real butter not margarine. Yet no matter what I eat, I still do not seem to be able to maintain my health. I am asking for praying, as I have been quite ill since Saturday. I am on the chemotherapy drug methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis ‚ÄĒ and I went to a harvest type fair last Friday and visited with a lot of chickens and rabbits in a large barn. That night my eyes were really watering and I have been sick with recurring eye, ear, and neck pain and a headache since then. Last night the left side of my head was burning and I was in agony. I have an appointment with my doctor today, please pray for me! "Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much." ~ James 5:16 NASB
Offering up prayers to our great God for you, sorry to hear of your issues
John UK wrote: Such a disturbance in the Reading Room, with papers being flung at each other! And poor sc not sure if she's a man or a woman. Never mind, "all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them that are the called...." Oh boy! My memory verses are taking a holiday these days, can't finish it. Maybe I'm suffering Lurker's Syndrome. But I know it's in Romans 8 somewhere.
Brother, I sure can identify with my memory going on vacation I keep hoping it will come back but it seems to be gone for a long journey.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
May I venture to answer of one your questions. I visited many shut in saints who are blessed by being able to sit under the ministry of Word they get from their tv. It can be an instrument for both good or evil, like lots of other things. You cannot logically say that everyone must get rid of televisions because there are immoral shows on it and at the same time use the internet. I would venture to say that there is more immoral material to be found on the internet than on tv.
One of the fruits of the Spirit is self-control, and yes that includes setting no evil thing before their eyes. If a person has trouble with tv feeding their flesh, then by all means pull the plug. If that was your struggle then praise God you wisely overcame it by eliminating the temptation. (Proverbs 4:15) The problem is that your broad generalization that anybody who owns a television and watches it is ok with immorality is not the Spirit's conviction but sc's conception. Romans 14:14 "I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean." (see also I Corinthians 6:12). May all we do be done with the goal of glorifying God Almighty.
sc, I do hope you will be gracious enough to forgive me if I wasn't "Christian-like" in my responses to you.
One of the best responses I have seen posted in this thread was from GS when he quoted Bunyan, would you not agree?
I have seen (looking through nearly 19 pages)tenderness and caring in many of your responses and rejoice in your passion for holy living and avoiding worldliness. But I think the rough edges are working against you in some of your posts and may be the reason why some don't respond with answers to your questions.
I do want to honor your wishes, however, and respond, the good Lord willing, to some of your questions in another post. (already know not enough characters available in this post, sorry) I trust you will take the time to answer my question, thanks and God bless.
Proverbs 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls
So, yes boundaries are important. But the Biblical principle for winning the lost spouse is one of living the right kind of life in front them not demanding they live it for you.
The article you referenced does not in any way address what Christopher has posted. I agree with Watermelon your examples are not in the same ball park as what our dear brother referenced. Things don't always fit into neat little packages with abc solutions. Your emphasis might work for you but not fit another.
Your boundary was for Christopher to tell his wife to stop watching whatever show it was. So, the question is, stop watching the show or what? The article clearly teaches that boundary violations have to have consequences. What consequences do you suggest Christopher have for his wife if she ignores (as he implies she would) his boundary?
Praise the Lord for His healing grace and for the much despised by some modern medicine that He has graciously allowed to be developed. May God grant both missionaries many more years of fruitful service.
Christopher, we appreciate you and will by God's grace continue to uphold you and your situation in our prayers. God has said that when we go through the fire and flood He will sustain and uphold us. (Isaiah 43:1,2) He has promised to uphold, strengthen, and help us and be with us during our time of testing. (Isaiah 41:10) Although, unlike some would say, the actions of your spouse are not foreordained, they are not unforeseen. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but God promises deliverance and sustaining grace. The struggle of trusting God during times of difficulty is seen in many times in the Bible. We know His grace is always sufficient and that He is strengthening you to rely upon more and more upon Him. Our Lord is making you see that true blessings come from laying up treasures in heaven and seeing our time here as a pilgrimage to a city whose builder and maker is God. You have been given a heavy cross to bear, but God's grace is seen in the blessing you are to many of us here on SA. With God all things are possible, glory to His holy name.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Again someone who didn't look at the program... Do those right- wingnuts of the John Birch Society dislike the WSJ, UPS?
Several things brother Jim, 1. I don't believe this article is about so called right-wing nut jobs and surely don't think that right-wing and nut job belong in the same sentence.
2. The article isn't about the left leaning PBS special on retirement or people pouring money into the Vanguard group. Also, no, WSJ is actually left to middle, it is only their editorial board that leans right, not the newspaper.
3. The article is about how the Obama administration wants to take money out of the private sector and its control of it and fund unions and the public sector. So, you points don't touch on what the article is about.
If you think an administration that has accumulated more debt than all the previous presidents combined, has passed one budget in 5 years, rejected any spending reduction, and has gotten in the way of what might be a robust recovery with their job hurting policies and the unaffordable care act is good, then enjoy the consequences(still no day there were more employed under Obama than under Bush) Reagan inherited worse and economy was booming by this time in his administration.
Grant Jones wrote: Christopher000, brother, are you aware there's a major problem in your household? That your wife is watching... That you are allowing that signal to be reaching your wife... That the fence around your marriage is so low... Brother, you're leaving yourself open to destruction. You're wife is already being led away from you and your home in her affections. Is she regenerate? Man up sir and take your wife back. Ditch the tube. It is an instrument of sin and a stumbling block.
The fact that you ask about whether she is saved shows you are jumping in an area of which you know very little. Christopher is a dear brother who like many who post here that serve the Lord but whose hearts grieve for their unsaved loved ones. You would do well not to jump to judgment in things about which you are not informed. Your statement about tv could easily be said about the internet you are using. Christopher, like all of us, need your prayers and compassion not your put downs and condemnation.
PBS is for the most part a left leaning source. Just like ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN (and their affliates) they can be counted on to tow the liberal line, just like Jim from Lincoln. From the article
The Service Employee International Union, or SEIU, a key labor union ally of the Obama administration, has mounted an effort to create government-mandated worker retirement accounts as an entitlement program, with the possibility that a portion of all private retirement funds could be forced into U.S. Treasury debt.
More pro-union stuff and taking money from the private sector and moving it into government coffers. The fact that Medicare and SSA trust fund are facing bankruptcy are excellent proof you don't need the government running your 401k.
Angela Wittman wrote: My father-in-law is retired STL Police Detective, so I am biased against the media and social justice minsters who are portraying the police as crazed racist killers. Also, I spent years on the STL streets protesting prenatal child-killing and never had a run-in with the police. They always treated the pro-lifers with respect. I don't want to see the officer involved in the Brown shooting lynched and I think this is really what some of the outside agitators are calling for. Also, here's a frightening thought - I just read a STL Post Dispatch story that said some of the outsiders coming into the Ferguson area think the "revolution" has started... What "revolution" are they talking about?
I remember the new black panthers group promised one after the Trayvon Martin verdict, maybe that is what they are referring to.
s c wrote: Wayfarer, excellent commentary. Unprofitable, did we ever have a Christian president?
Hey sc, hope all is well. We have multiple presidents from the founding of our nation that have testified of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. God only knows whether their profession was genuine. Just out of curiosity, why do you ask? Thanks
God is surely to be feared both reverently and by the fear of dread by those of us who are saved. The author of Hebrews reminds Christians who willfully sin that it is a fearful thing to fall into God's hands. Yet, the fear of dread is also experienced by the unsaved (Luke 12:5) but not so the fear of reverence. After telling us about the precious promises that God dwells and walks with us, that He would deign to be our God and acknowledge us as His people, we are admonished to perfect holiness in the fear of God (II Cor. 7:1) Even the saints in heaven have a reverential fear of God (Revelation 15:4) John UK would point out it is part of the new covenant.
That being said, we at times struggle with how could God love us. (Romans 8:38-39) The Bible reminds us that Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us,.." in I John 3:16a. Thus at the times when we need our faith in love of God strengthened it would do us good to spend much time meditating upon the passion of Christ found at the end of the gospels or in passages like Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53.
Jim until you complain about left use of black churches, the attack on churches by LGBT, ACLU,AARP,etc to promote their political agenda you lose credibility on your criticism of right wing evangelicals and continue to prove you are not an independent.
Watch and pray, every president from Carter to Obama has claimed to be a born again Christian.