John Y: "Christians are not supposed to be celebrating Passover anyway but are to celebrate the Resurrection on Easter Sunday."
What? Nowhere in the Bible does it forbid Christians from observing Passover (as long as one is doing it for Jesus; see Romans 14), and nowhere in the Bible is Easter even mentioned, much less commanded. Unless you mean that we are supposed to celebrate the Resurrection every day. But then that makes Easter irrelevant.
I agree that this assignment is ridiculous, but the way you speak sounds frighteningly close to putting the Constitution on the same level as Scripture. The Constitution, as useful and well-written as it is, is still a fallible document written by fallible men. It's inferiority to Scripture can be shown most plainly by the fact that the Constitution has had several amendments (in fact, this very page is all about them). God's Word, on the other hand, needs no amendments. The Law of The Lord is perfect.
And then they, in turn, would pull out their guns. Either you would step down, definitely lose your kids, and the media would publish an article about "crazy conservative Christians", or you would shoot one, get killed yourself, the children would get put in the system, and an article about "crazy and dangerous conservative Christians" would be written.
Either way, the kids lost, and more importantly the Kingdom is damaged.
John Yurich, True. However, considering Jesus (and practically the entire book of 1 John) show, in different words, that loving others is the visible fruit of salvation, we can be fairly confident that he wasn't saved. This is tragic. I would absolutely LOVE to be wrong, but unfortunately I don't think I am.
15 hours ago "Jim Lincoln from Nebraska writes: I think we can all agree there are Fatal Flaws in Evolution (PDF file). I think Mr. Ham has become more sophisticated over the years, but I think such debates should really be between scientist vs. scientist to make the discussion more meaningful to non-Christians or better, to nominal Christians. Some Interesting Statements By Scientists: (only one is by a biblical creationist)"
I disagree. The nature of origins is not something that can be observed, measured, or repeated. Therefore, since the scientific method cannot be applied to the nature of origin, it is not a matter of science. We don't need two scientists saying that non-science is science.
Wow. A high school in NYC, one of the most densely populated cities in America, has less than 100 students? And only had a goal of 100 students? That sounds so . . . Paltry. You'd think that in such a liberal, Gospel-hostile area that they'd be swimming in applications!
"A new commandment ??I give unto you, ?That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. "
Saved teens read their Bibles and do not use pornography. You cannot read the Bible and use pornography. You have to choose one or the other. These pornography statistics are not and never will be applicable to the church.
Ah. Turns out that when you get saved you stop sinning. Didn't realize that. Good to know, that'll help me figure out who isn't saved, like Peter.
I got married just before my sophomore year of college. My grades surely dipped somewhat, but when I think back (though it's been just 2.5 years), I matured during college much faster than others. They were busy with having fun, while I was busy giving my life to my wife. Now I'm seeing them all get married, and even those who are older than I don't seem to be much more mature than in college. But marriage does that to you.
You may come to regret those words. I certainly hope you do.
There was a time when some Christians may have said something similar. Raiding churches, perhaps killing Christians. The temptation certainly existed for Christians to say something almost identical to what you said:
Saul is going to Hell.
But God radically changed him and the one who raided churches ended up writing a sizable portion of the New Testament.
Is Hall in sin? Yes, most certainly he is. I see no reason to suspect that he is a genuine Christian.
But my God is strong enough to take even him and make him a beloved son of the Father.
If He does, you will apologize in glory. I sincerely hope you do.
That's exciting. Il have to check my local store and see if they get anything in. We celebrate (some) the Jewish holidays (in a Christian manner). Target has normally been the place to buy Chanukah stuff, but now there might be somewhere else.
John 10:22 begins the story of Jesus speaking to the Jewish leaders on the Festival of Dedication (Chanukah). It's wonderful to look, on the eighth day, at our menorah, full of light, and explain that the Temple restoration by Judas Maccabeus was a light in the darkness, pointing to (and greatly overshadowed by) the Light of the World, Jesus Christ.