there aren't enough jobs to go around. the land needs to be opened up again for homesteaders, get those non violent offenders and get the American people a piece of our land for family development and keep the land from going to the oligarchs! America has by far the highest incarceration rate in the world, the statistics are embarrassing.
Jessica, you know there is a lot to what you just said. and it makes sense that if we are aligned spiritually with the Creator, that our view of life will lead to knowledge and understanding, certainly prevents us with the waste of time that is indulging the flesh as a way of life!
the "organized" church has stood by and watched the "freedom fighters" wipe out Syrian and Iraqi Christians. They have promoted destroying the regimes that were protective. And because it would look bad to criticize, has remained silent. now her own borders are open and they have not learned how globalism works to disrupt societies to acquire power, resources, etc. Even now they rest in the fact that they have promoted these wars to get Jesus to rapture them, even as their own country has lost its way. The love of the brethren waxed cold, as believers faced their beheadings and wanderings in foreign lands. May Christ have mercy on us.
MS wrote: Antisemitism....is prejudice, hatred of or discrimination against Jews as a national, ethnic, religious or racal group. Prove by Lurkers comments that he is antisemetic Ball is in your court!
I agree, MS, to call someone anti-Semite because they see Jewish people as "not particular" which is open admission that they are NOT making distinctions but see them as equal human beings compared to others. At this point, just more empty name calling.
... to add.. this nanny state business is another spoke on the wheel. men will tend to be protectors of their own, so we have people trained to shut men up when they are impassioned to protect their own.
and in this case, we are dealing with reprobates that change bathroom codes that endanger children, and will often simultaneously be working to reduce jail sentences for child related crimes! I would expect God to raise up men of the faith that have an inner calling to stand in the gap for the innocent. That is why we have pastors and fathers and leaders!
I have prayed for the Lord to keep witnesses to Christ in the midst of a compromising generation. I'm sure others are as well!
Jessica Dawson, you might notice that westboro is a political plant meant to divide, they are not the expression of Christian thought.
I agree that we shouldn't be one issue people but in actuality a few leaders are naming a political movement that is taking over the country. I believe it to be communism. And the gay agenda is used to divide the people and to demoralize the people so that the next generation can be ruled. Anyone who speaks will be ridiculed, and that's what persecution looks like. Those who love Christ will be accused of all sorts of things, because they "won't go with the program".
Jesus Christ dealt directly with the religious leaders of the day and their own form of moralism, he threw over the tables at the temple for instance, seeing as people were making money from it... so much of sin seems to get down to money and power.
If you read Wumbrand, he also dealt headlong with Communism as a philosophy, because it was used to keep the youth under check..'we do not recognize this 'God', the state has told us nothing of him, therefor he doesn't exist'. many accused him of being anticommunist, even when he was beaten for years by these people, but prayed continually for their salvation.
John for JESUS wrote: Lurker... Acts 15:11 NASB But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are." The Jewish men were saying they were saved in the same manner as the Gentiles. Not sure why you would say the Jews weren't saved, but I can only assume it has something to do with your antisemitism or anti-Jewish sentiment.
John for Jesus, do you understand that anyone who is not forgiven in Christ will be punished by God, and that they will be rejected from heaven?
I don't see Christians focusing that much on it.... in fact, most haven't a clue what's coming. lawyers who work for large church groups are awfully quiet right now....what I see is the gay lobby, backed by very powerful groups, changing the times and laws of the land, with their eyes on the institutional church, the educating of the youth, etc. they are demanding allegiance in the marketplace.
I guess Christians are supposed sit back and let Sodom and Gomorrah raise their children?
When it comes to salvation, I have a sense of mystery and awe. I think there are clear teachings though such as...
regeneration predestination election man's will and responsibility for his sin man's depravity justification sanctification
I'm sure I'm missing much. To God be the glory, but to say salvation is a choice man makes I think is going too far. There is a point when a sinner's eyes are opened and they understand, but scripture demands the feet of good news, that's us... to me its like looking at the mechanisms of the human eye. Its amazing and complicated and its the hand of God, but the human experience of salvation, I think, is unique to each person.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Ok penned, where is JoJo love for American Dispensatonal Christians? JoJo says she loves people who hate Christianity (jews and muslims) and all people, but apparently all people doesn't include anyone who believes in Dispensationsalism. Again, sorry if I don't believe her.
if you want to ascribe secret hate to posters, (I'm assuming that's what you mean about 'I don't believe her') that's kind of the theme around here, what can I do?
might I suggest that there is a difference between "hate" and "criticism"?
JoJo wrote: Christians are to be known by their LOVE for ALL PEOPLE groups (equally Muslim & Jews), but especially those of the Brotherhood. Brothers, we are to be PEACEMAKERS, uniting the elect in Christ whether they are Jews, Muslims, or like me, a Barbarian under the CROSS
Unprofitable Servant, how you can turn that statement into a statement of hate is beyond me. only in your mind.
the title is just a Pandora's box, but American evangelicals have been advancing wahhabism through the middle east for many years now, of course they don't know it, they call it "democracy" and things like that.
Rand Paul on CNN, "we are where we are because we armed the Syrian rebels. we have been fighting alongside al queda, fighting alongside ISIS, ISIS is now (unknown) in two countries. but here's the anomaly: we're with ISIS in Syria, we're on the same side of the war, so those who want to get involved to stop ISIS in Iraq are allied with ISIS in Syria"
McCain freedom fighters = al queda = ISIS
now all girls and women under ISIS in Iraq have been ordered to get mutilation surgery...
Jim, why don't you go ahead and repost your one state solution link so we all can see how offensive this plan really is and how many millions of people and nations would have to be displaced to make it happen, so we can get over the "victimization" mentality and call a spade a spade? so where do you think the Palestinian semites should run to with the Israeli and Egyptian border closed? Do you agree with the rabbi declaration that it is ok to shoot civilians?