and what if the only way to save the atheists and new age people who live in Israel from the Moslems was to arm jihadists at the Jordan border, which had the unwanted collateral of Christians being wiped out? (being that Saudi/Qatar/Turkey find the allure of weakening their enemies through disrupting civilization?) one wonders when the congress speaks of an agenda so important that even Christian genocide was just a sort of collateral damage, if that is it? what agenda would be worthier than that? pipelines?
would it be worth the cost, if we had to assist in Christian genocide, how far does obtaining something "at all costs" go? is the land, for instance, more important than the very lives of those who want the land?
is this philosophy a friend to the CHristian? is it even friend to the common Jewish man? NO!
until we get that sorted out, I suppose we will just have to be ok with policies that fund those who destroy Christians.
after all, it would be "replacement" theology to intervene on behalf of the brethren, when there is so much world order to build.
and what was the scripture about the love of the brethren growing cold?
but, but, but why does it have to be either/or?
maybe neither islam nor kabbalism nor babylonianism is a friend of Christ.
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.