Buckeye, thanks for the link, I'll add this to my studies. If pietism is the position of the church, that man will do what he will and we have no say in the matter, then we are no better than anarchy.
the reformation was political and spiritual separation from the RCC, we can call it THE harlot and miss the challenge for all of us...the writer of Pilgrim's Progress was not a licensed preacher, and this was a political position, but it was really him following what he thought to be the scriptural mandate. and so we have the RCC extreme of removing national sovereignty to make a global gov that is the church and state merged. this is what the communists and sharia types are doing with globalism today (along with pope).
so there's a whole lot in between, the reformers separated from RCC yet created their own church-state system and you had your nonconformists, many of whom came to America.
If you look at Constitutional law, it is not global but national, it is not church-state, but from the beginning the right and value of the individual came not from his own autonomy but as a Creation of the Creator.
God's law is recognized in this.
So there can be something between the anarchy of pietism and the complete repression of Roman Catholic Empire.
Mike wrote: For the sake of accuracy, the egg layers on mass-prod egg farms are unnaturally kept not in the dark, but in artificial light. Light stimulates egg production, so excess light is what they get. Dark would slow production way down. Practically speaking, they don't get to rest.
"In a 2007 egg-testing project, Mother Earth News compared the official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs with eggs from hens raised on pasture and found that the latter typically contains: 1/3 less cholesterol 1/4 less saturated fat 2/3 more vitamin A 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids 3 times more vitamin E 7 times more beta carotene"
well we treat our animals the way we treat our kids. its all interrelated, the laboratory medicine, the vaccines, selling of baby parts, over use of antibiotics because they are crammed into unnatural situations.
just watch footage of some of these places, then compare the nutritional value of an egg from cannibal, crammed, in the dark, gm corn fed chickens with one that is raised in the sun, grass fed with a natural diet.
there's a huge difference.
it is good to set balances that are fair and honest.
now if I was to do this, however, I would start with the megas, because they always find a way to exempt themselves, and I would not want to see mom and pops shut down.
I am convinced in this land of plenty, that we do not have to treat our children and animals ghetto style.
God called us to be good stewards. we eat "gay" food, where the natural procreation of the gm seed was destroyed so that the farmer must go to one man to get his seed.
this glyphosphate seed is fed to the animals and so the human is exposed.
in this local area a kids 4H fed some chickens gm corn, the other a grass fed...
the first was huge, walked little and lethargic towards chicks.
now go to wallyworld and compare to human behavior.
Gay Allen wrote: The Complete Guide to Monica Petersen's mysterious death in Haiti last week she was investigating the clintons trafficking ring https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1428193
yep, and that's where they set up huge sums to help Haiti and they kept around 97% of the money and then there was the lady going to be indicted there, and instead was pardoned and given position with children here? this story goes on and on, one thing we won't be seeing in the near future is MSM daring to visit Haiti and interviewing their leadership. might they think that dem. is short for demon?
they said per agenda 21, ie "carbon credits" that we needed a one world bank to "save the earth" and that everyone on earth needed to pay them a "tax" for their breath and life, a guilt tax for using energy, and we needed to merge national governments into continents and regions under that world bank that will own the land. and people, as useless cattle sent to the cities to be regulated, told what jobs they do (in enters common core) and people would be told what they could eat, gm grains, vaccines, and the population would be reduced, infertile and lower quality of life and expectancy.
so this is but one prong in their wheel.
as they say, we need to bring down the population to, as Gates said, as near to zero as possible, the Georgia guidestones says the world population to 500,000.
in the meantime, get the communist talking points, as austerity is brought to the land, get them infighting, since they have less jobs, no borders, loss of culture and means to success, life and having children. make them think the suffering is their neighbor's fault due to sexual orientation, gender or race, make it all about groups, meanwhile the agenda 21 net becomes an iron curtain on west.
this "world order" is presently enticing to the American
Rnel wrote: After Christ resurrection he spoke to them about the kingdom for Israel Acts 1:6-7
I really appreciate your posts, here's my take:
Acts 1:6-7, Jesus keeps talking about this Kingdom, from the beginning.... see Matthew 5, sermon on the mount! What is this Kingdom that Jesus talks about His entire ministry?
is he talking through His entire ministry about a futurist temporary kingdom with some land or is it synonymous with the new covenant and our great commission?
I have looked through gospels and letters with this one question in mind and am firm that it is the latter.
the disciples continually asked wrong headed questions, go back and see that too, it took time for them to grasp the brevity of what they were watching God do before their eyes.
v 3, Jesus had been talking about the Kingdom post resurrection! He is preparing them for Pentecost, no? He was preparing them to go into the world and the tongues of fire authenticating the Kingdom come, yet, they keep going back to shadows.
you see them do this over and over,
what of this great temple?
Jesus: its coming down, the whole thing, I'm the temple, destroy it, three days I rise.
just heard some more race baiting rantings from people, y'll hang in there, its a rough ride, even rap artists are feuding with each other... because in the end we have to love God and our neighbor, communist talking points do not belong in the Body of Christ, even if they give the illusion of decency. on the other end of all this are some very scared criminals who do not want their activities exposed. May the Lord give us all wisdom!
Brother John, UK, yes, much time and prayer on this. Pietism is a huge word that can mean different things depending on the context. I am referring to an idea that has moved in that the Christian walk is about the spiritual disciplines only, a private experience, separated from the world, and that this cannot traverse into the public arena.
So let me be clear, I am not saying that someone devoted in prayer is sinning. Or reading the scriptures.
What I am challenging is those who are devoted to such things criticizing those who have gone to the public square.
In other words, causing derision within the Body of Christ during a time of persecution.
When a man hears the gospel of Christ, he then needs to be discipled. And this is hearing the Word and learning to pray and hear from the Lord. And then, he returns to his work in the public arena, be it a judge, a lawyer, a teacher, military, police, pharmacist, doctor, they have to make a living in the public square and deal with the corruption and take it before the Lord, what do I do here? How do I then live?
To its extreme you get this guru effect where the clergy class is devoted to "holy" things and the laity to the mundane. I do not see a separation in scripture, everything unto the Lord.