Why not fly OVER the ash cloud? For international flights.
Quote "'German planes are flying over London again,' said a Lufthansa spokesman. 'We are using a corridor over England and flying very high - above 20,000ft - to keep above the ash cloud.' One of the first was a Lufthansa Boeing 747 Jumbo jet with a thin white vapour trail in its wake through clear blue skies." (Daily Mail)
B Newman wrote: written, most likely, by well-meaning folks that do not have children, and do not know or care what the Bible says about the issue.
The only problem with spanking is that it is not administered correctly and for the right reasons.
Why Sermon Audio is posting this article is beyond me?
The reason I posted is because it is current debate in the nations and the so called United Nations, and I am a father and grandfather. Therefore it is an important and relevant issue to us on the board and to our families.
WELL DONE SermonAudio for putting up this article.
As to the administration of spanking, - as God records and establishes it must be done in Love. Prov 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
"Spanking may stop a child from misbehaving in the short term, but it becomes less and less effective with repeated use, according to the AAP; it also makes discipline more difficult as the child gets older"
Rubbish!! The problem with these liberal tactics is their perception of child discipline in the first place. The spanking when properly handled establishes a sense of authority in parents or elders, when used to chastise. Thus as the child develops into adulthood authority itself is recognised as a part of social life in the community. Alternatives to spanking are also used by "normal" parents and have been for centuries. The spank has a place and is recognised by parent and child, as a means for communicating punishment in a personal way with dramatic effect.
Question. Does God chastise His children? As all Christians are painfully aware = Yes!
Prov 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Prov 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
Prov 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die
"Care has been taken to establish this assertion on an immovable basis, because the inference from it is so direct. If the Sabbath command was in full force before Moses, the passing away of Moses' law did not revoke it. If it always was binding, on grounds as general as the human race, over all tribes of mankind, the dissolution of God's special covenant with the family of Jacob did not repeal it. If the nature of the Sabbath is moral and practical, then the substitution of the substance for the types did not supplant it. The ceremonial laws were temporary, because the need for them was temporary. They were removed because the Church no longer required them. But the practical need for a Sabbath is the same in all ages. When we are made to see that the sanctification of this day is the bulwark of practical religion in the world; that it goes hand-in-hand everywhere with piety and the true knowledge of God; that where there is no Sabbath there is at last no Christianity,â€”it becomes incredible to us that God would make the institution temporary. The necessity for a Sabbath has not ceased; therefore the command has not been revoked. It is a perpetual moral command and moral commands are as incapable of repeal as the nature of God." (Rev R.L.Dabney)
John UK wrote: #1 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another... Romans 2:14-15 KJV
#2 There is very little knowledge required before a salvation experience of the Holy Ghost
#1 This in effect confirms what Martin said. This verse talks about the law being in the Gentile, thus confirms that it teaches the sinner, because as the verse states it is written in the heart. The point made by Martin illustrates how some people reject the OT Law in error AFTER they become Christian and assume "Grace" replaces the law knowledge and obedience. That is wrong.
#2 Nothing human is quote "required" eoq, as you put it, prior to the Holy Spirit's action. If you are elect then you will be saved by God. However the point here is about OT Law and its continued obedience, and OT relevance to the people of God today, which you have appeared to reject. The NT did not replace the OT. The Bible is one complete book by God.
"Some would have it that, although the moral law is imperative in itself, it is not so to the believer. Regenerated by the Spirit of God, the law is the law of his heart; and now he needs no outward commandment to rule and bind and obligate him. Inward principle moves him spontaneously, and external imperative law is removed. Is it so? Was it so with the first Adam or with the second Adam, either of them? And they are the two representative men of the race.
How was it with the second Adam? All Godâ€™s law was in His heart. It operated there as an inward principle of grace, acted in Him by the Spirit of holiness, who was immeasurably His. Surely if anyone might have dispensed with strict, imperative, authoritative law and commandment, He might. â€śI delight to do Thy will, O My God; yea, Thy law is within My heart.â€ť Was no commandment therefore laid upon, no obedience ordained, unto Him? Or did He complain if there was? No, I hear him specially rejoicing in it. Every word He uttered, every work He did, was by commandment, and I hear Him rejoicing that it was so: â€śMy Father which sent Me, He gave Me a commandment what I should say and what I should speak. . . . Whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak" (Rev Hugh Martin)
John UK wrote: #2 The Old Testament is very valuable in understanding our antitype New Testament. But I hardly think Jewish national culture makes a very good example of the counter-culture Christianity we find in the New Covenant
"Unless we realise that Godâ€™s law is continually and absolutely binding, we will be incapable of understanding what sin is, for sin is the transgression of the law; incapable of conviction of sin; incapable of self-condemnation; incapable of contrition, of repentance unto life; incapable of faith in Jesus Christ, who magnified the law; incapable of receiving the sprinkling of His blood, which is Godâ€™s infinitely-wise device for placing a once-dishonoured law again in perfect honour in the conscience, unto the sinnerâ€™s perfect peace and salvation and adoring gratitude for ever. We will therefore be incapable of sanctification; for a man is sanctified insofar as, and no further than, he is obedient to the law of God. I know of no spirituality that is not unqualified, unconditional obedience to Godâ€™s unconditional, sovereign authority. â€śIf any man think himself to be . . . spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord" (Rev Hugh Martin)
John UK wrote: #1 But the evil hadn't attacked Britain, eh? #2 Relevant yes indeed. We can praise God we have the Old Testament. But not all Israel was Israel, whereas all Christianity is Christian. #3 a) And you think "the police" will protect you against criminals? Obviously you've no experience of our illustrious police force. b) and where is your biblical warrant for "world policing"? Is God not sovereign?
#1 So your solution is to leave the evil to destroy millions of people - do nothing - until, and unless it comes knocking on your door? = "Love thy neighbour"? "Good samaritan"?
#2 (I) "Not all Israel was Israel" - Means not everybody was elected by God. (II) "All Christianity is Christian" - Means nothing to me? Sorry John! I see no comparison between the two.
#3 (a) Your correct the police as an all to human organisation is not perfect. So??? (b) God uses means! There is no specific Biblical warrant for every single act which nations carry out. But if you require a view of God's attitude to war then take the battle of Jericho. Joshua and his "Military" went in, slaughtered every man, woman and child - By the grace of God, since HE commanded this operation. GOD won the battle! "Sovereignty" over life and death.
John UK wrote: #1 ...but I suspect we declared war on him before he declared war on us. Is that not true?
#2 The Old Testament is very valuable in understanding our antitype New Testament. But I hardly think Jewish national culture makes a very good example of the counter-culture Christianity we find in the New Covenant.
#3 Does the USA have a God-given right to police the world and take steps to make sure any bad guys get their comeuppance?
#1. Germany built up its arsenal and obviously its intentions long before Britain thought about it. Someone had to have the backbone to stand up to this evil.
#2. The OT is the Word of God as indeed the NT is. The only changes made by Jesus were in removing the necessity of ceremonies. God wrote the Bible from start to finish therefore it is ALL relevant to God's people then or now. Neither the OT nor Christianity are simply human culture.
#3. I doubt if you would complain about your local police protecting your home, family or neighbours. The world requires policing whether we like it or not. The military is a kind of police protecting the interests of countries like Britain and America. The reason for this is the same as your local police - criminals do exist.
Mike wrote: If being separate is a Spiritual gift, why are we commanded to be separate?
Before we obey or even consider to be separtate from the rest of the human race, we must have faith. Faith is the gift of God and it provides us with the access to God's wisdom which enables us to perceive the reason for separation and being Holy. Otherwise to try to obey the command would not make sense to us. The verse #17 below is where we find the command but the previous verse #16 qualifies who can and thus should be separate. These are the people who can respond to the command because they can see reason (nb v15 also) for and obey in a way which the worldly cannot. How we are to be separate is an interesting continuation of the question.
2Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
"new health care bill proposed by President Obama Monday threatens to expand abortion even more drastically"
Why? Liberalism of course!
It has always seemed interesting to me that Leviticus 18: v21 and 22 are so close together..... "21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
V21 - NB Abortion sacrifices baby to Mammon. V22 - Homosexuality condemned by GOD!
"the rapid growth of the church year on year means that demand for Bibles is now outstripping supply"
Now if only the same could be said for the so called "Christian" nations of the west.
Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
Acts 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.
Acts 19:20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
"A coalition of atheist and agnostic groups has bought billboard space to tell like-minded individuals they are not alone â€“ but not in the godly sense. The billboards say: "Are you good without God? Millions are......"
Atheists represent the reprobates which are not chosen by God unto salvation. (Most of mankind) They are destined for hell and need to be pitied. The fact that they ramble on about their lack of knowledge is irrelevant.
From the beginning God only chose a Remnant and that remains true even today.
Ro 9:21 "Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?"
Ro 11:5 "Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace."
I fully agree with others who have pointed out that the churches listed are not Christian, especially the Anglicans of the Liberal religion. I remember hearing of a competition in the Anglican church where their "best" preachers were called to compete against each other and "content" plus "eloquence" was judged to arrive at the winner. This illustrates how ignorent these Liberals are on the true working of God the Holy Spirit.
It is God who inspires the elect, not man as is represented in the article. If God does not inspire, then listening to a thousand sermons, spoken by ANY preacher, will have zero effect upon the person.
2Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: