Don't anyone take this wrong. I had a brother who commited suicide, so I would never joke about such a thing, but I was wondering if the UN included suicide bombers in their numbers. I wouldn't put it past them.
Okay, Jim, now it's your turn so you can bash, berate and belittle a family that has the integrity to honor their oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution, which is something you can never say about the impostor from Kenya.
Victoria Osteen's comments sound very similar to what John Piper teaches. Obviously, Lakewood wouldn't be the largest church in the U.S. if they started following the Bible. If they started talking about sin, holiness, and God's coming judgment, the place would start emptying rather quickly.
John j from Mississippi, First, You misquoted me. I did not write, "Jesus will say depart from me." I only quoted the words "I never knew you." True, I was referencing that passage of Scripture, but I never "tried to quote" the whole passage. I fail to see how I used it out of context as you imply. The point is that irregardless of what Michael Brown may have confessed, his actions didn't match his words. I'd like to think God had mercy on him, but I have a hard time believing that his professed new faith was real saving faith in light of his criminal acts.
Thug acts like a thug and dies like a thug. Where was his new-found faith when he was roughing up the store clerk and stealing property? Where was his repentance unto life when he was beating the police officer in the face, fracturing the bone around his eye, and trying to steal his weapon? A profession is not the same as possession. Jesus said there will be many who profess to know Him and He will say unto them, "I never knew you."
The NRA also supported the Brady Bill which is why if someone wants to support a pro-gun organization the better choice is Gun Owners of America. Larry Pratt has a better understanding of the meaning of the 2nd Amendment.
PS. I'm a life member of both as well as the Texas State Rifle Association, but out of the three, GOA has the strongest position. I grieve over Mr. Brady's death, but disarming the law-abiding will not solve the problem of crime. It will only make it worse!
It's peculiar how the Greek word pharmakeia is always trotted out to condemn those few drugs which are politically incorrect at the moment, but never applied to the thousands and thousands of drugs which are approved by the FDA and AMA, some with far more serious side-effects than the "demon weed." I could regale you with my past experiences, but I won't. This whole issue is a political issue and a money issue when it comes to deciding which drugs are approved and which aren't. It has never been decided purely in terms of the public health. For those who like government propaganda or a good laugh, go watch "Reefer Madness." If you'd rather be informed with facts, let me suggest a different video which can be found on Amazon at:
There seems to be a disconnect from history when it comes to this subject. Hemp, as it was called before the prohibitionists of the early 1900's started referring to it by the Mexican term marijuana in their effort to outlaw it as dangerous and alien, had been legal. There were many products produced from this plant in addition to its medicinal uses. Rope on Navy ships & clothing are just two examples. By the way, clothing made from hemp lasts much longer than cotton-made items.
So many people today are so used to being regulated by the civil authorities in every area of life, that they don't really know what it is to be free like those of previous generations before licenses for this, that, and everything in between. And what's really ironic is that many conservatives who say they believe in constitutional liberties are the most vocal when it comes to continuing the failed War on Drugs even though there is no constitutional authority for the federal government to regulate what a person consumes, whether it's a 24-ounce soda or a cannibis-brownie. God made herbs for our food. Anything from food to sex can be perverted in its use. That doesn't make the thing itself illegitimate.
Every time I hear someone compare being a sodomite to being black, I am infuriated and I wonder where are all the blacks who should be infuriated, too. The color of a person's skin is something we have no choice in: we are born that way. Being a sodomite is a choice someone makes when they choose to engage in sexually perverse behaviour. Skin color is normal and in accordance with nature and nature's God. Sodomy is deviant behaviour and against nature. It is SIN!
Harrold Lindsell wrote a book many years ago called "The Battle For The Bible" in which he traced the liberalization/downgrade of the major protestant denominations to the new pastors coming out of seminaries which did not teach the inerrancy of the Word of God. We are seeing that fruit!
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry HIT the nail squarely on the head. Gov. Dave Heineman has a right to be outraged. He should use the state police to do a thorough search and find where this rogue federal government has hidden those illegals. The Impostor from Kenya needs to be brought up on charges of dereliction of duty! He's a disgrace!!!!!!
A person's Christianity, if it is real, should guide their politics and every other area of life. Jesus Christ is Lord of all of life, not just your religious life. And to be a true Christian, you must be born again. Quoting Scripture or the 5 solas is not enough. "The demons believe and tremble" and they are not saved!
Lisa, Can you find ONE Biblical reference where the Lord's Day, the first day of the week in Scripture, is ever referred to as the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week? The Lord's Day and the Sabbath are different. They are not interchangable. Name one verse or instance where Christ or the apostles including Paul ever taught sabbath-keeping. In fact, Paul, a Jew, taught just the opposite. Here is one example:
"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ." Colossians¬†2:16-17
Jim, When you spout LIES like "the Tea Party would want to reinstitute slavery" you show yourself to be without integrity, just like that reprobate in the White House. It's the Demoncrat Party that has continued slavery up to our present day with their welfare state plantation.
Remember this next time you LIE through your teeth about Tea Party members: Revelation¬†21:8 "...and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."