Jim Lincoln wrote: Reinhold Neibuhr is Comey's favorite Protestant theologian. " GOD, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference...."---Reinhold Neibhur Wisdom to know the difference, seems to be where most people get tripped up. ---
Snowflakes, cry-babies, defenders of perversion as policy, name calling, none of which gives them satisfaction. They think maybe cursing will work better for them? Losing their minds more and more each day. Given over.
Jim Lincoln wrote: As a secular leader he can get all the earthly rewards there are, SteveR and Mike, Of course he isn't a Christian! I am pleased he is much to the ESV as King James was to the authorized version, but I wouldn't mistake King James as a Christian either. So the most "Christian" thing he did was to get the ball rolling on the ESV, ESV also see http://tinyurl.com/z6yq9sl (Comparing Bible Translations--Conclusions), you will see the ESV rated highly. Many Reformed and Presbyterians use it for instance.
Don't you ever get tired of trying to lead the discussion away from the issue?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Chucky didn't become part of a President's Cabinet, so perhaps there's more reason in Sessions than Schumer? ---
Sorry, no. Only among the conspiracy theorists of the anti-Trump whiners. As you know, Sessions wasn't AG when he met with Russian Ambassador. Just a senator, and so did Nancy Pelosi, and several other Democrat senators. But I'm pretty sure the facts and the hypocrisy do not matter when there's an agenda to be promoted.
btw, how many times did this same Russian visit the Obama White House? So much for the President's Cabinet mention, which, if it was good for the president, how could it be bad for a senator?
Jim Lincoln wrote: When a person is known to attack the Gospel, Mike. See (Dr. James C. Dobson--General Teachings/Activities)---"Dobson's ministry is loaded with false teaching. He has been confronted many times by Christian leaders and has rejected every rebuke...." or (Sex, Lies & ... the Truth)---' "Sex, Lies & the Truth" is a 30-minute video promoting sexual abstinence before marriage, produced by Focus on the Family and shown in churches and schools throughout America. (James Dobson produced two versions, a "Christian" and a secular one to be shown in schools, etc. Dobson boasts that in the secular version "there were no references to God and religion in it.")' Matthew 13:33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven. Mat. 16:26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life?---ESV Only good thing of Dobson? was the King James for the ESV See https://www.theopedia.com/esv
Not relevant to the question, which is why are awards, being gifts, anti-Christian? Didn't ask about Dobson's character, nor his award. Go back to John UK's general statement followed by my general question.
From the link: "Some of the questions likely to be posed to Sessions will focus on his meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign."
Why is that? Anything at all unusual about senators meeting with foreign diplomats? Our own Sen Chucky Schumer met with Putin himself. Maybe he should be investigated. Maybe all the other senators who met with foreign important people should be investigated, too.
Sessions asked for public hearings. Maybe he knows by doing so, it would be more difficult for ABC, etc., to spin it.
Jim Lincoln wrote: No doubt, all this person is a "liberal" rabbi. He does make some good points for the Johnson Amendment.
David Wolpe wrote: --- "The law‚Äôs essential intent holds ‚Äď to permit a generally neutral space where different political views can coexist in an increasingly fragmented and fractious society. In an age when even sports have become politicized, arguing for politicization of the pulpit is short-sighted and counterproductive."
A Rabbi Defends the Johnson Amendment See mine below this one also.
"Neutral space" indeed. Politicization of the pulpit. A load of rubbish. When the govt tells you what you can or can't say in the pulpit, it isn't neutral space, and gov has gone beyond its authority. The Johnson 1st Amendment Bypass is just such a case, and needs to be removed from the books. The country started from just such so-called politicization. It's about free speech not being infringed. We lose none of it when we enter the meeting house.
So Jim, do you think Mike Pence is an "anti-abortion zealot" as the writer of your quote said? Does he fit the definition of zealot? I wonder if someone can be too pro-life? Gotta leave a bit of room for a bit of death?
There is one thing we can say about Jim/Lincoln. He knows how to change the direction of a thread. How easy it was for him, knowing the thoughts many here already have about Dave Hunt, to get the discussion away from the subject matter, and in part away from Jim himself, and onto Hunt. So while it is thought his agenda is being revealed and prevented, it isn't. Quoting Hunt is merely a strategy, imo. Seems to be working.
Why is it necessary to recognize self destructive philosophies, or false religions for that matter? What does it matter if billions believe a lie? Where is it written that truth is determined by large numbers believing a lie? Bernie is already brain damaged by being a socialist. It's not a good foundation for making sweeping declaration.
Gay Allen wrote: again im outraged that you all are engaging in debate about chimps rights instead of feeding the homeless today .... navel gazers, just like meditating "holy men" in barbaric pagan religions, good for nothing but to be cast out and tread under foot .... this salt has lost it's savor ...
You are outraged about many things, Gay. Maybe the the discussion in this thread is about chimps because the thread is about chimps.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Please consider: --- Dave Hunt wrote: I appreciate Randall Terry‚Äôs [Operation Rescue] forthrightness and his passion to oppose abortion. The Bible does not forbid political or social activism. It does not, however, support it. Neither Jesus, the Apostles nor the early church attempted in that way to oppose the social evils of their day. Instead, they ‚Äúturned the world upside down‚ÄĚ (Acts 17:6) with the gospel.
Jim for Dave Hunt, if the Bible neither forbids, nor supports, political/social activism, then it is a matter of conscience, just like the eating of meat vs vegetables only. You'll have to decide which is the weaker brother position. In any case it is not yours to criticize the take of those who hold the different view. That is the biblical position. Deal with it.
Born agains who deny absolute truth aren't. Born agains who deny the resurrection of Christ aren't. These are related in that denying truth is denying Christ, who is truth. The deniers are therefore calling him who is truth, a liar. If anyone can be called heretic, it is the one who calls himself born again, but is a denier of Christ. Without repentance, they will have eternal darkness to think about it.
If I'm reading this right, Bernie thinks a statement about deficient Muslim theology may be "homophobic." Everyone already knows what Muslims think of homosexuals. Why aren't Muslims "homophobic"? Socialists think funny.