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."
By the logic of lawandorder, it is the food's fault that people are overweight, it is the alcohol's fault that people are drunk, it the heroine's fault that people use and abuse the drug or the internet is at fault for a person with an addiction to porn. He needs to answer penned's post. We use examples of other things to show you the fallacy of your thinking not to say that anyone sin is better than another.
You know after the president constant praise of the LGBT groups, Planned parenthood, liberal economic policies, etc.it is good to see Him talk about the Lord, His life, His sacrifice and His resurrection. Even if he is not a Christian, I would rather talk about the things of the Lord than all his godless liberal left agenda.
on terra firma wrote: .. Whereas Premillennials would much rather float off up into the stratosphere as part of their religious experience.
Paul felt the same way,
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better (Phillipians 1:23)
(I Thessaloinians 4:15-18) For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.Therefore comfort one another with these words
Jim Lincoln wrote: John, I use the term, "Junior," because he is the idiot son of George Senior. I am added somewhat insulting to George I and his wife to connect that particular son to them. ...
Jim, seriously, your disdain for former President Bush and the terminology you use shows a root of bitterness that you should forsake. Forgiveness is releasing from a debt, and you need to forgive Bush of all the things you believe he did wrong to you and the country, because your bitterness is not hurting him just you. Remember forgiveness is not condoning an action because God forgives us and He surely does not condone our sins. Also, you would be more credible if you showed some disdain for the godless policies pursued by the current administration. You found no problem criticizing Bush during his presidency. Care for you, hope am wrong, but your post say I am not.
Jim Lincoln wrote: ... We had some Presidents in the past who said, "I take responsibility," but for that being nothing but an ignorant and cynical remark; it's meaningless unless they also take the consequences. Bush Jr., even stop using that phrase, apparently he really didn't want to be held to those words. ..
It is amazing how Jim can find a reason to bash Bush in any story he reads. Really,Jim, you need to let go, G W hasn't been president for 5 years now, maybe you have a root of bitterness against him that Scripture condemns. Plus, Jim, you NEVER think Obama is responsible for any of policies, words, or actions--even the ones you like you hoist off on the republicans. It might be a matter of heart forgiveness, gotta let go of that grudge. Not only hold the Pope responsible for his actions but also our current President. The scandals the president is involved far exceed anything that touched the impeached Richard Nixon but even though you criticized Bush throughout his terms in office you can't bring yourself to acknowledge our current President's issues.
Jim Lincoln wrote: It should also be noted, that if a person didn't have any insurance in the first place, even a couple dollars a month what rank as an astronomical increase over zero.
Thing is the uninsured are NOT the ones signing up for the Unaffordable Unhealthy Act. The young and healthy are NOT signing up for it. People think premiums are high now, they will double in October (just in time for the election---yup that is why after praising its success last week Sebilius was let go, dems can see hand writing on wall) Hate to say I told you so, because I wish I was wrong, but I told you so.
Michael Hranek wrote: Angela Wittman SF from TX Dorcas USA and All our Precious Sisters and Brother in Christ, wherever you live, rich or poor, black or white or whatever skin, hair (if you still have yours) or eyes you have.....
I am asking for prayer, however the Spirit leads you, for a local pastor's wife, mom of three children, here whom I have never met, but from reading her blog one I sense is a godly woman, who is in a battle with cancer. Her initials are JDB Thank You
Ok, I think I would qualify on the first count, unless of course you ask SteveR or Biblical Calvinism, so by the grace of God and for His glory will endeavor to hold JDB up in prayer. Welcome, btw, to great state of Georgia, home to the seemingly ubiquitous Waffle House. May God grant you journey mercies when you travel back to the Empire State.
Mike wrote: Agreed, in part. This revelation alone does not necessarily save. Consider, what does this mean in light of the many religious unconverted who believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God? Remember Peter was not yet converted when he made the statement about the Lord's identity. He still had stuff to deal with. Luke 22:31,32 "And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."
Mike, I don't believe the converted in the verse you quote speaks of salvation but means turned around. I would think with exception of Judas Iscariot all the disciples were saved. I don't see our Lord including Peter as one of His closest companions to share His glory (at mount of transfiguration) and His sufferings (at Gethsemane) if He was not regenerate. God blessings to you.