Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Mike, church workers, if that is there only salary is working for the Church and the head has a confiscatory wage, perhaps the government has to step in, to make sure these churches are behaving Christian. ---
Confiscatory wage? What is that? No complaint about confiscatory taxes? Your solution to many things seems to be government. Think about who in government has sole authority to make laws. (It isn't the Dept of Labor) Don't forget separation of church and state. No mix of religion with politics, you always say. Check your notes, Jim.
pennelpe wrote: the neocon outlets are pushing libertarian candidates, which is hilarious, being as that they are the most statist among us. libertarian groups have recently been lamenting the elephants in the room. as to gary they felt that last election he would steal o's votes from homosexuals. many have just assumed that it was such a cause for him because he numbered among them, I could be wrong about this, just always assumed. ---
So how do you explain Ron Paul saying he would consider voting Libertarian if Trump became the nominee?
Christopher000 wrote: Poor groundhog. Such timid creatures. I didn't know owls went after larger animals, especially their own kind (sort of). I hear chickens and sheep really stink, pigs bite, and goats will decimate any vegetation their allowed to roam upon. I lived in a farm, but cows and bulls only. The burroughs around me had to write new laws for chickens and roosters because the Portuguese were raising them, stinking up the neighborhoods and the roosters could be heard for a mile.
Chickens don't stink if their bedding is replaced regularly. The birds themselves are very clean. Now if you want real stink, go to a chicken factory farm, the citified version of raising them.
What, no separation of church(employees) and state(Dept of Labor)? The Dept of Labor is in the executive branch, right? What are they doing making laws?. They have no authority to decree anything about the subject.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike, yes, you should read what Jesus said Matthew 6: 24 â€śNo one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money---ESV
Some people appear to serve God, for quite a long time, but if they have a love for their income, family, whatever, then God will take a backseat even if it takes years to show one's tru
Jim Lincoln wrote: Frankie of course, is ecumenical, (Franklin Graham's Unscriptural Ecumenism). But he and many others, q.v., (Prosperity Preachers Salaries--Silver and Gold Have I Quite a Large Sum) Are the ambassadors of mammon. Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.â€ť ---ESV lip service doesn't hack it.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Dr. Rugh, had an interesting sermon on this topic of provision for elders, http://tinyurl.com/zmzgfy9 (Provision and Protection for Elders). I quoted part of a commentary by John Piper, on the topic, http://tinyurl.com/z5uva32 ( Piper on Pastorsâ€™ Pay). So while I would say that the percentage of things I agree with Dr. Rugh's theology is in the high 90s ( and even higher for John MacArthur ) though I doubt if I agree with 50% of Dr. Piper's theology--he is correct about pastors' pay, because if you read the Bible, Mike, Dr. Piper is right on the money when it comes to the pay issue.
The proper pay according to Scripture, is that to which the payer and the payee agree. It doesn't need further complication.
I've worked at a hospital in western Montana for over 12 years. Canadians come down frequently to receive service - the wait time for surgeries and even most basic care needs there would make our VA truly seem like Disneyworld! Ask most Canadians and they will usually launch into how horrible their healthcare is. Ask their government and they'll tell you it's a flawed but great system, only, like our politicians, they're exempt from it too.
Frank wrote: I remember years ago that Pat Robertson said he prayed for a hurricane to change directions and not hit Virginia Beach where his headquarters was located. The hurricane didn't hit there, but did hit somewhere else. ---
Hey Frank, what say we pray for the sun to rise tomorrow? Maybe we'll get a government job out of it.
Christopher000 wrote: Yes, William...disturbing times, for sure. Bruce Gender, that's a new one. How dare you poke fun at such a courageous man/woman though. I don't think I'd even flinch at this point if he were to receive the Noble peace prize as well for some crazy reason.
If the courageous peacemaker president could get a peace prize, maybe Bruce could too.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Oh, too true, unfortunately, what you might think of act by the Donald, is actually an act he has put on all his life. I will point out two articles from "The Atlantic." The first has a lot of psychobabble, and perhaps the only term we can apply to The Donald is "narcissistic," which most of us would agree does describe the Donald. It's a long article, and by ignoring --almost all-- the psychobabble it will give you a history of the man and his actions. http://tinyurl.com/hf6vtyx (The Mind of Donald Trump). Now, the second, is shorter and attacks Bush Jr., and Obama It gives everyone something to love! http://tinyurl.com/hqbsn8z (End the Imperial Presidency Before It's Too Late). It's really a commentary that many on here have supported in the past.
Funny how it is only now the alarmed fretting over narcissistic imperial presidency, now that it is Trump. How little was said about it by these same alarmed voices over the last 7.5 yrs.