John UK, well, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on that. Like I said about the mechanics of the eye, it is a great mystery to me, and so I don't know that I would win points in anyone's court. But in the end our salvation is of the Lord, and so I have no claim rights on my salvation. God opened my eyes, helpless to see as I was. I do believe man has a will too and does terrible evil as you and Unprofitable Servant have been discussing. Is it alright that there be some mystery and awe to salvation? I'm off for now, so good day.
the bible is the word of God and the New Covenant is our way to favor with God through the atoning work of the Messiah Jesus Christ. This is what we remember when we take communion. We are one in Christ, both Jew and Gentile.
Jim, who are these people.... you call them Palestinians! since they were born in the place you call Israel, perhaps you should be calling them Israelis. but if you call them Palestinians, I'm assuming then that you actually are for a two state solution? If not, why call them "Palestinians" --- can you call someone who never was in Jordan and who Jordan doesn't want a Jordanian?
ah, nevermind, read further, this is just a walking advertisement..... if you drink carrot juice while taking chemo it won't hurt you..... hogwash! while they keep from the people what is working other places where docs aren't run out for doing something other than chemo.
However, with possible promotion of Ronnie Floyd for SBC, what direction are they taking their denomination? is this true that he follows Robert morris teaching on tithing? does morris teach that non tithers are arrogant thieves subject to demon possession?
a step back and I wonder why they are wanting to emulate tv preachers, send in money for blessings, is their denomination in need of their 10% from churches that they would take on the teachings of the prosperity gospel? this will lead, in my opinion to more secular humanism and the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
makes me wonder what Jesus made when he made wine. his first miracle foreshadowed the new covenant and the pouring out of his blood for our sins. the grapes start out fragile and sweet, they are pressed and bruised and set aside and they mature and turn more sour. he was given vinegar at the crucifixtion which would be the end point of a long ferment.
there is such a thing as lactofermented juice (wine? is that the right word?). its a bacterial instead of yeast culture, which brings down some of the sweetness and puts more of a mature sour taste and has improved health benefits. this sour taste of cultured foods is the sign of the probiotic that women would commonly make for health of family and still do in many parts of the world.
its the bottling of everything and killing off both the bad and the good cultures that is a new, modern phenomenon.
DHS has already published who they consider to not be "safe" people domestically. and of course the whole surveillance network of billions of dollars was financed on this speculation beginning in the previous administration. once Christians get wind, will give them a whole new and finally realistic picture of the war on "terror".
people post on here all the time that don't see the other posts because of those little devices, people are like this now, my family was almost hit today by a truck because the guy was texting. a narrow world. tv is no better, true... but I am not one to denounce the internet generally. there's wide points of view, but there are points of journalism that in my opinion come from the influence if Christianity that can help one get through the mud.
for example, your favorite website says something is a conspiracy theory and so someone gets on here and calls anyone who questions something a racist or something, because for some the issue is closed. others will actually find congressional records of the events, originally footage of massacres, medical records of children who've been burned by depleted uranium, phosphorous, ect, but if one is looking at a little screen and getting their talking points, that's just brainwashing.
real thought means seeking the truth and that takes time and prayerful effort. another thing is to talk to people who have been there, that means getting out, but if we have our minds set, why bother to leave our myths? the tablets are making Christians dumber. people won't read the longer articles because it doesn't fit in their little screen.