I would like to respond to a post of yours in another thread over here, Lord willing, because it is sports related and I don't want to incur the wrath of sheriff Geff.
But let me ask you, and sc if she will, would you use a football analogy in a Sunday School lesson? Like saying in football teams have to learn to press on if they are going to defeat their opponents. Sometimes at great personal sacrifice to achieve their goals. We, as Christians should also persevere in our spiritual battle against the wiles of the world, the flesh and the devil.
Please don't nitpick the details of the illustration in your response
B. McCausland wrote: Friend, there have been a variety of responses. Without any intent to insult, may it be stated that platitutes, and 'long prayers' formed part of the Pharisees practice. (Mar 12:38-40) May it be stated also, that while posting here there is not personal identification with any individual per se, but on the grounds of truth exalting.
Will post more later if God wills but I definitely would not agree that the individual is not important.
John UK wrote: Unprofitable Servant, there is still time for you to delete your post. I'm astonished that you can be so flippant about the Lord's invitation to heaven. And if you delete your post, I'll delete this post. Brother, I'm just so astonished, or did someone steal your moniker too?
John UK, my apologies that I offended you with my reply. I am not trying to be "flippant" about our Lord's invitation.
Not sure where you are coming from, are you saying that those who use leisure time, preach the Word, or study to be students of the Word have no desire for heaven or things above? You might look at Mark 6:31, I Corinthians 9:16 and II Timothy 2:15.
John UK wrote: Heart-check for any who want to try it: Luke 14:16-20 KJV (16) Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: (17) And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. (18) And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. (19) And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. (20) And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. I cannot come, the Superbowl is just about to start. I cannot come, I'm preaching tonight. I cannot come, I'm finishing my theology thesis. I cannot come, whatever. Is my heart's desire in heaven? Or is it on the earth? That is the question.
a great supper, I cannot come because I am not sure I would enjoy tea and crumpets. Besides what if one of the two vegetables is smothered in Vegemite??? Plus curry might be a tad strong for my taste. But I am willing to try the Yorkshire pudding
Thanks for your response BMcCausland, God's blessing to you!!
JayJay wrote: Also, you didn't put a space between the S and the C as she does.
seeing there IS a post from sc right below the one that reads sc from OH (no vertical line) in the other thread, you can tell the difference. sc did NOT make the comment that included the words my husband. Furthermore, her reasoning for saying she has not let her gender known is to her a privacy issue, so you certainly wouldn't see her posting about her family.
sc, I have proof of what I have stated but it because bringing it out would just gender (no pun intended) strife, I will just let the matter go.
BMcCausland, would tend to agree with the other poster, sc obviously read what was said. (just for the record I am saying this to you and her) There were at least 10 people that addressed sc concerning the manner in which she posts. I would hope to think that by the grace of God, if that many people were saying the same thing to me that I would at least give it some solemn consideration. Almost all of them were done in kindness, there were some who let her know she is being prayed for and admonitions were given from the Bible by concerned believers. She chose to stick to her guns, so to speak, which I am not saying she doesn't have a prerogative so to do.
Jay Jay and Geff, there is someone who, for lack of a better term, steals monikers and makes statements. They think they are being cute. sc did not make the statement about "my husband" and to be honest (not trying to get you to divulge info sc) I would be surprised if she was married.
Finally, to save me space from another thread, sc, fighting the good fight would be referring to warfare and beating the air refers to boxing.
s c wrote: I did not say that I was saved in my 20s. I did not tell you that I was a woman. I didn't say that I was a 16 year old. Further,a saved 16 year old boy would be keenly aware of scantily clad women on the magazines and could also make such an observation. Good for them. Discernment is for both genders. Knowing which gender that I am for the topics to which I address are not necessary any way. Suggesting that most people who watch things like pro football are carnal is not an offensive statement.Most of the unsaved people love pro football. And if cheerleaders aren't seen,why are they there? Not for the players? Not for the audience? And yet,I often will hear a lost person speak about them. Just as an aside- there is a reason that the world is drawn to the worldly things. Why are Christians? If the world loves it,chances are,it's probably not pleasing to God.
My apologies, I did not realize there was another poster using sc from OH on the board. Thanks for clearing that up.
s c wrote: Thank you,S F. Mike,using the example of running the race to the Greeks,is hardly an endorsement of such.
I could list a dozen verses in which the apostle Paul made reference to sports. He shows a pretty intimate knowledge of what went on in preparation for the sport, what took place during the sport and what happened at the end. He mentions various sports including running a race (at least 6 times), wrestling and boxing. He even has a reference (II Timothy 2:5) that speaks to the Olympic games in general. One would have to assume that those to whom he wrote would understand that about which he was talking. If he had an aversion to sports, he sure didn't show it.
I will now wait for false accusations as to what I believe and tongue lashing part 2
s c wrote: I have never said which sex that I am.-not confused,just wise. You all can quit with the presumptions.
sc, you have stated you are a women in a post to me. Not only that, your post are from a women's point of view. To give you an example, you have stated you were not saved until you were in your twenties. Yet, in another post you said you were somewhat appalled at the lack of attire on women in magazine stands. A 16 year old unsaved boy would not have made such an observation. Not only that you are being duplicitous by speaking out against transgenderism but claiming to be a generic gender. Brother Lurker, who along with John UK, Mike from NY (among others) have posted here for years has noted that the group of posters that devalued what our precious sisters post are for the most part gone. The only one you are fooling into thinking that you have kept your gender anonymous is yourself.
There are nearly 6 million woman in the state in which you live, more woman than men by the way. But you shouldn't worry, we have figured out who you are and we know where you live and have your house under surveillance.
I will take the tongue lashing I am sure to receive, God bless.
penned wrote: Christopher, nor should you have to defend yourself. We have been called out of our former lives to a new life, and one of the ways Satan tries to defeat the brethren is to fool them into thinking they still are the old man, that forgiveness hasn't come and they have no hope of continuing on the new path. but we know that the steps of the righteous man are ordered by God. Leaving the past behind and "running the race" as Mike and others have mentioned. There is a pulling a friend "back on the path" if they wander off, but there is also taking one's eyes off the plowshare to look back, or as Satan used the Word in the desert to condemn our Lord in His time of trial. None of us want to go back. I certainly don't! We have been forgiven much and God calls us to forgive one another and let Him complete His work in us. Salvation is just the beginning!
You are greatly loved and appreciated here, brother Christopher, still praying for your family, may you enjoy the fullness of joy found in your fellowship with God this day!
pennelope wrote: I see no reason to condemn this brother. They want to proclaim their faith and have a place to worship, something the people of the west woefully took for granted and are losing. the Lord uses home churches and other means to purify His Church, but when the church has had its affect and seen the conversions of so many, society changes.... the Chinese underground church with its untold thousands of conversions..... hopefully they will know the entrapments of a state that finds Christianity even slightly acceptable.
Dave wrote: May I request prayer for my sister ( eldest out of4 sister) Lorretta, she is giving up smoking,and her3 glasses of wine a day . It's something she is being convicted of and it stands in her way at the moment,she feels for her spiritual growth. God bless.
By God's grace and for His glory will remember your sister before the throne of grace. Thankful that is where we can find help and mercy in time of need!
Would agree with brother Dave from down under about Geff's sharing of his understanding of salvation. John Newton simply said, I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see. How many here have reached their understanding of soteriology through a lengthy time of Bible studies, listening to sermons, and research. I understand John UK's point about his emphasis on works needed to be addressed, but the fact that he did not delineate every jot and tittle about what was involved does not mean he is not a child of God. How many here had a John for Jesus understanding of their faith until their eyes were opened to the truth of the Scriptures?
1. I will not address with you the apology issue because you have shown several times an unwillingness to take admonishment from the brethren (Col. 3:16) so I will spare the thread of the exchange.
2. I addressed the issue of what GS did in my 2/6/16 10:16 a.m. post.
3. Even after brother Lurker clarified any misunderstanding about his statement, you continued to hound him with, yes, a false accusation, you should have taken his word for what he said and meant and given him the benefit of the doubt. You lack of willingness to do so would lead one to believe you have issues with him.
4. There are many of us who have updated posts and in some cases removed them, if you don't see the wisdom in that, I am sure I will not convince you of it.
1. In this thread, you acknowledged your comment was too harsh, but unlike Dave who humbly apologized for his statement to you, you continued to falsely accuse brother Lurker. Brother Dave gave you a godly example of walking back his words and apologizing, you would do well to study it.
2. In case you have not noticed, when you make a comment you have an small time period allowed by SA to edit or remove your comment. I trust you are not saying that SA is encouraging slyness, because they are not. So, if Lurker updated his comment you go by the edited version.
3. You were given an example from the Scriptures where God allowed a godly king to be moved by Satan to act in an ill advised manner, for the purpose of punishing His people. Lurker and others have stated that they see God is bringing judgment, that will be through whatever instrument He chooses even if it is Senator Cruz.
4. You say you bear no ill towards Lurker, and now several people are noticing that does not seem to be the case. You now have 4 comments removed by SA because of how you spoke about him. You might want to ponder your heart in this matter.
We will all do well to allow for differences in a kind and gracious way. God bless.
The article makes no sense. (apart from a "church" saying God's Word and His order of things is unimportant) From the best I can figure Unitarians practice affusion. So how would the location make a difference for the "transgender" individual?
1. I can get comments in from 2 different ip addresses by using my cellphone (not on wireless) for one comment and my computer (tablet) for the other. I am not saying that is what is being done.
2. Lurker, appreciate your graciousness with Geff, will agree with John UK, did not see you lying or changing your position.
3. Geff, it appears that you harbor bitterness in your heart toward Lurker. I pray that I am wrong, but your constant attacks on him tell a different story.
4. Given the long pattern of people posting under different monikers, GS may have jumped to the wrong conclusion but it wasn't like it was an unreasonable thought.
5. Finally, agree with those that say we are heading for the judgment of God and just as He used David to be the instrument of His judgment (II Samuel 24) for His people, He can use whomever wins the White House in the same way.
Ephesians 4:31&32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
B. McCausland wrote: My apologies for this intervention, but it is not sure that the core of your premise above formed part of SC's original remarks. The original statements pointed to larger accountability/responsibility/guilt on a believer associating with amoral practice, than from an unconverted involved in inmorality. The reason is that the believer by reason of his new nature in Christ is accountable to godliness; the unregenerated is not. Actually, the remarks did not intent to state exclusion or admitance into heaven by any practice, as this would be a salvation by works. They rather centered on personal accountability. The line of thought revolved around the principle stated in Luk 12:48 "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." The believer is called unto holiness, not the unregenerated. So, there is not need to provide a verse to support the conclusion stated above. Just trying to be fair.
thanks for your thoughts, I have already stated I am dropping out from that discussion. God bless.
sc, I see you did not find any verses that show that (as more than one passage teaches about those who practice sodomy) those who have association with people who dress immodestly will not enter heaven . I also know nothing will convince you of that, so I will drop my part of that discussion.
I do wonder about some other things that you brought up. You stated that the two preachers that have messages here on SA more than likely are like you, they have not watched the show. You mentioned some things that allegedly happened on the show. One can only assume, and please correct me if I am wrong, that you got those examples from one of those sermons. Yet, according to someone who HAS watched the show, those statements are inaccurate. Best I can figure from the internet and comments here. the person who is seen in inappropriate apparel was seen so on another show, DWTS, and in a photo from a photo sharing app but possibly not on DD. She, sadly, put out a video putting down those who condemned her for dressing that way and stated that God sees her heart, so it is okay. (proof that her own statement went over her head, because the outward reflects the inward)
Keep up the crusade against immodesty as it is much appreciated.