Watch and pray. Pray without ceasing. Always abound in the work of the Lord. Pray "Our Father ... thy will be done. All your judgments are done in righteousness, O God. Keep us from the evil one. Judgment is necessary to bring repentance upon the wicked. What is happening today should be evidence that God is not pleased with man becoming gods unto themselves. He is removing landmarks via disasters because man is removing His; THE WORD OF GOD; THE BIBLE. Man is removing institution God has established. So God is removing ours. Our prayer should be that those caught or experiencing severe adversities will call upon Him and not curse Him. These signs are not indicative of Christâ€™s return. Otherwise, it is not anticipated by a blink of the eye. The suddenness, extensiveness, frequency, and intensity supports not knowing when. We should live worthy of our calling in Christ Jesus. With all that said; it does SEEM to be the next hour. It always has to the saints. In prayer I often feel as if I can touch the hem of his garment, Christ's return seems so nigh. Just be careful not to make the same mistake Harold Camping did, ANNE.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Passerby, have enjoyed many of your posts. I certainly don't want to be guilty of putting words in your mouth. Some questions for clarification if you don't mind. Do you realize that money is not said to be the root of all evil? You have mentioned advertising links more than once. Are you aware that some of the links to the right of the news articles take you to a web page trying to sell you something? How do you think people who run a website pay the bills for such? Are you saying that websites should not have advertising links on their page? Do you think it is wrong to make money from selling ads on a website? Do you think Jim from Lincoln is trying to promote the things being advertised on the websites to which he refers? Thanks for your responses.
Indirectly. Isn't there a way of submitting the article apart from the $$$ flashes?
pennnny wrote: Passerby, if you look at Hovind's case, his innocence has been admitted, which I'm sure you know. The point being, as to asking if there is a wolf in sheep's clothing among us, the answer has just been given.
Pennnny, I was not referring to Hovind. I was referring to Jim Lincoln. The inbedded links seen to always lead to endless advertising links; beckoning one to "buy, buy, invest, invest," etc.
I think I know a lot about so little. But I know nothing of the Hovind case.
Also, my intended posts seem to lodge in a post totally unrelated. It is confusing to me as much as it is to other posters.
Thankful for Kent wrote: AS GOES THE CHURCH,So go we... Five Valuable Lessons from the Kent Hovind Case Against incredible odds, Pastor Kent Hovind has won in Federal Court. In my mind, this was the biggest upset since David stoned Goliath. My sources tell me that citizen victory in Federal Court is exceedingly rare. One court observer even stated that it was the first time in 9 years that someone beat the government in the court of Pensacola. I donâ€™t know about you, but I think something is terribly wrong with that. The government always winning is not justice. All â€śNobodysâ€ť are Potential â€śSomebodys.â€ť Kent Hovind is free today because of the efforts of â€ślayâ€ť Christians. The efforts of Rudy Davis, Racer X, Ernie Land and other â€śnobodiesâ€ť won Pastor Hovind his freedom. 20 years of ministry:then ... When he got in trouble with the governmentâ€”initially the IRSâ€”pastors and churches abandoned him and headed for the high grass. They didnâ€™t want to be associated with a â€śtax-cheatâ€ť even though that was not what he was charged with. He spent 8.5 years in jail and those same pastors who had him speak from their pulpits would not defend him and help him.
kjg wrote: I think the schools have the fear of the ACLU and the fear of the sodomite lobby rather than having the fear of God. It would be better to educate children where there is a fear of God and a Biblical world view is taught.
I agree. Also, it is not the school's responsibility to teach God's children. Christian parents, those having the image of God restored, are to do this. Not the ungodly.
Wayfairer pilgrim wrote: Baptists are an autonomous congregation irregardless of anyone's viewpoint. They determine who is called to which ministerial role., after prayer and deliberations.I am just a layman and will hope a missionary canidate is able to be the best person for the Gospel. As for whether we are confused or our pedigree not up too snuff. Well, maybe that discussion is best for baptists too fiquired out.
It is my understanding that "Baptist" is not a denomination, but the beliefs held in common by an assembly of like-minded people. Is this true? Many think it is a branch of Protestantism because of commonly held beliefs. I was taught it is not. Help me out.
[/QUOTE]Sorry for the misplaced post. Why God chose us and not others is humbling. I believe our problem is that we, Christians, continue to speak about an organization as though they are fallen brethren. We speak more about Catholics and Catholicism than of Satan and his devices. One of his devices is to focus on those bearing no fruits of righteousness. We know them because of this. All we need do is remain separate, no matter how much they talk of Christ. Satan knows more about Christ than Catholicism is aware of. Do we talk about his tactics as much? Catholics are â€śCatholics.â€ť We should not bring them into our Christian topics. It is Christ we want to preach/teach, in order that others may see the Way, the Truth, and Life; Not Catholicism. I have one of several pamphlets titled "Crimes of Roman Catholic Priests, Flowers from the Pope's Garden," Wm Lloyd Clark, Miklan, Ill. 1912. It tells of hundreds of cases, worldwide, of sexual abuses by priests. None of the victims were vindicated. ROME DOES NOT CHANGE. We Christians should simply study the scripture about Rome, teach sound historical & biblical doctrine and trends to fellow saints; equipping them to discern what is and is not of our holy, righteous & just God & Christ crucified
I believe our problem is that we, Christians, continue to speak about an organization as though they are fallen brethren. We speak more about Catholics and Catholicism than of Satan and his devices. One of his devices is to focus on those bearing no fruits of righteousness. We know them because of this. All we need do is remain separate from them no matter how much the talk of Christ. Satan knows more about Christ than Catholicism is aware of. Do we talk about his tactics as much?
Catholics are just that; Catholics. We should not even bring them into our Christian topics. It sidetracks us. It is Christ we want to teach in order that others may see the Way, the Truth, and Life; Not Catholicism.
I'll throw this in as an aside. I have one of several pamphlets titled "Crimes of Roman Catholic Priests, Flowers from the Pope's Garden," Wm Lloyd Clark, Miklan, Ill. 1912. Hundreds of victims, worldwide, reported a variety of sexual abuses. None were vindicated. We Christians should simply study the scripture about Rome, teach sound historical & biblical doctrine and trends to fellow saints; equipping them to discern what is and is not of our holy, righteous & just God. & Christ crucified
shelter the lambs wrote: Remember awhile back the Satanists wanted to erect a statue of Satan by the some city's 10 Commandments? It was a goat-man with a boy and a girl at his knees. The governmental education system is Satan's house of worship for children. All the parents do is keep sending their kids to be "salt and light"... Yah. Kinda like a seasoned lamb chop over an open fire pit. When will Christian parents get a clue?! Or is it not happening in THEIR school? Yah.
Yes, they are lambs being led to slaughter. Perhaps churches should have after school programs, like the Salvation Army, to tutor the children. Also, available tutors could teach Bible class. This would alleviate having to pay sitters for children waiting for their parents to come from work. And, if its not too late in the evening, feed them a balance meal. This would help working Christian parents.
Belorqial wrote: â€śIf a nationâ€™s high court should pass judgment on the Almighty, should you then be surprised God will pass judgment on the court and that nation? We are doing that which Israel did on the altars of Baal,â€ť Yes God will not continue to bless a nation - or a church - which rejects Him and the Holy Bible. The Democrat politicians especially are digging an eternal damnation for themselves. Today western nations are attacking God directly for His laws and doctrines. All that they end up doing is establish their guilt as depraved and satanic sinners. Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
KK wrote: Everyone needs to read the entire article!!! â€“ â€“ â€“ Damn it all to hell, this is all gotten so far out of control â€“ â€“ â€“ The lunatics have taken over the asylum â€“ â€“ â€“ This is nothing more than damnable madness This is pretty much the end game for the homosexual agenda â€“ â€“ â€“ these morally bankrupt individuals want to indoctrinate our children with every twisted, dysfunctionally low and debased mind twisting scenario they can dream up â€“ â€“ â€“ This is nothing more than a way for sodomites and their cohorts to recruit by warping the young minds of minors â€“ â€“ â€“ Anyone who would push an agenda like this should be locked up and the key thrown away -- it's nothing short of criminal!!! Hell??? ------- NO!!! --- parents need to pull their kids out of public school for sure!!!
Christian parents and other morally stable individuals need to attend PTA meetings and also run for school board positions.
1517 wrote: "...an ugly daughter..." God please grant us wisdom.
This is not a criticism. But why do you think sheâ€™s not pretty? Did the media condition you? Donâ€™t answer. This precioius young lady could be looking for attention her father failed to give her; a father not pleased with the way God created her. On the other hand, the majority of teens enchanted by the lewdness of the world which has captivated both parents, succumb to aesthetic syndromes. It is infecting us all via ungodly media. Our shared thoughts about her beauty are damnable. It is heart revealing and causes great damage to people -male and female alike. NONE OF US seem to be pleased with the way God made us. The evil one has done this. Christians should make every attempt to abandon the world's standards of beauty and holiness. IT IS STRANGLING US! It is making us more incompatible. Can you imagine someone changing their hair color to be accepted by another? And it works miracles temporarily! All he has to do is buy a bottle of hair color that is less expensive and wonâ€™t talk back. It is not just the ungodly. Christians are seduced by people of a certain color; e.g. hair color. You've set a standard by your comment. This ought not be. Read comment to SC
Mourner wrote: Psalm 74 20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. 21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name. 22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily. 23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.
Thank you, Mourner. You have caused my soul to cry unto our God; the God of heaven and of earth.
Great Sermon! Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:(romans 3:29); For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath BROKEN DOWN THE MIDDLE WALL of partition between us;
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain ONE new man, so making peace;(Eph 2:14,15);
For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? Gal 2:12-14);
But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was TO BE BLAMED V.11
Lisa, don't lie there too long. Wilt thou be made whole?(Jn 5:6)
Personally, I believe women should wear hats anytime they assemble at all times.