RK, you make an excellent point, if one has to hate the Messiah that comes from your own people, what does that do to the mindset of the community (referring to Talmud teaching that Jesus is in hades)..... one must then rewrite (see the movie Noah) one's own holy books, the OT in its purest form only reveals Christ.
the remedy is the gospel, as we remember both the Passover (Christ's crucifixtion) and the Resurrection (our hope). there need not be arguing between Jew and Gentile Christians nor putting division where God has brought unity.
that's right, GS, you are a real encouragement here, we've gone through many of the same things. we see a lot of compromise, people believe what tickles their ears and you talk with nonChristians they often have more sense..... which is really troubling. but then you'll find a gem of a Christian that has discernment and the love of Christ, and that is a great treasure!
1- adults would've been reintroduced to chickenpox in mid years from children, giving them a natural boost as their immune systems wane. because they have not had this since 1995, they are now more susceptible. its simple cause and effect.
I tell you what, progressives, how bout if you just make life easier for everyone and tell us what you plan to ban for our "safety"? .... there was the boy last week who was psychoanalyzed for spinning a pencil, other kids suspended for things like eating a pop tart to make it in the shape of a gun or something, there was the lady recently jumped by a police officer in texas and handcuffed because he was following her and she was creeped out and then he said she was walking the wrong way down the road. there's the homeless man in albequrque shot point blank for sleeping behind a rock on a trail....
so how about instead of spreading it out from tragedy to tragedy, why not just let us know right now, what is off limits and "unacceptable" behavior for the masses? Could you like print a decorative napkin with the brave new rules so that as I eat I can be reminded to comply to whatever it may be?
better yet, why not just take all the land, all our bank accounts, all our social rights, and just manage them in front of a panel with pretty little buttons? oh.... you say, that's already in the works?
what's left after a society that puts out phone apps rewarding people for snitching on their neighbor? there's still the nose on my face, and my dignity??
IkeMike, I'm sympathetic to many comments here, but I think you make an important point.... it is man who is responsible for his own actions! I agree that people abuse "God's Sovereignty" by saying, because its happening God ordained for it to happen. There are times when one is confronted with evil and must choose what they will do. Will they participate in such evil, does not the Psalms warn us about joining in with those who are planning (that is conspiring) to hurt and steal from the innocent? Are we not to shed light on the darkness? Christians are not fatalists who sit back and watch the darkness, God did not ordain for us to be the lazy masses yearning to be free of our responsibility. I do not believe the true remnant would behave in that manner.
he brings up desertification of American land to taking out the cattle, if one can get passed his annoying overpopulation/climate change lingo, its very insightful. he says there is no other alternative left to mankind to save the lands, but to bring back cattle and livestock.
so in other words, now that the progressives have run off indigenous people off their lands for hundreds of years, their connection and understanding of how the land works wiped out, we find the progressives, after ruining the lands, realizing that the old ways worked and they should save the world by doing what the people that came before us did.... these ranchers are important to the nation, but then again if this was about wall street crashing every modernist would be in the conversation.
the cookie comment was meant to relate to "elders of every church" -- I asked some kids yesterday what they would think I meant if I called so and so, all their buddies together and said, "I have cookies for every child"... They told me that they would interpret it to mean they would each get cookies. but at this point I feel more like I'm quibbling than doing any good. you all have a great day.
IkeMike wrote: How can you believe that God is up there going "eeny meeny miny moe, up to heaven you will go, eeny meeny miny moe, you will make the fires glow"? Is that really the God of love? That he doesn't give the "unchosen" a chance to repent?
IkeMike, you do know that predestination and election are taught in the New Testament, right?
insurance companies have become a heavy weight and a stumbling block.
they have had influence in policy making as to defining of disease. and yes, when everyone is forced into one concept of disease it is a political process, not necessarily scientific.
I'm to the point thinking that if the whole system just ended tomorrow and people once again paid cash for awhile everyone would be better off.
the system is not able to fluctuate with the actual economy of patients, but is rather artificially propped up with so many middle men, regulations, and beyond that limited to only one very limited form of dealing with the body, that is allopathy.
it forces the poor onto subsidized insurance that gives them no options to correct nutritional and environmental illness, which are the norm of our era.