Lets not forget they also have the expertise to operate millions if not billions of $s in the latest military hardware. Where did they receive that expertise? How about spare parts? Does the Sunni Triangle have Autozone for M1Abram parts? Service techs? Like these people are putting in help wanted ads in the Mosul Times and getting mechanics that can service this armor? Paleeze
And, you would think we would have kill switches in armor that we can remotely deactivate..right?
GSTexas wrote: Lisa writes: I have first hand experience of police tactics- please believe me that they are not cuddly friendly impartial law keepers One shouldnt make sweeping statements. Perhaps we should wait until more of the story and facts come out before we jump to conclusions.
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Romans 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Romans 13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
1517 wrote: Islam as a whole IS the judgment of the true God. Read the old testament. Speaking of these groups as if they have autonomous power is missing the scope of divine reality. If Kurdish/Iraqi Christians refuse to recant Christ...PRAISE GOD!! I mourn for their family, but the martyrs are in glory.
You realize in the early centuries of Christianity, the Church of the East was the LARGEST Church, right? You realize generations of Chaldean Elect await us in the world to come, right? It was the heresy of Arius that led to the poisoning of the waters, not their genepool
Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Letter to a Roman Catholic DUBLIN July 18, 1749. John Wesley
(edited for space} "You have heard ten thousand stories of us who are commonly called Protestants, of which, .. you must think very hardly of us....3. I do not suppose all the bitterness is on your ride. I know there is too much on our side also â€” so much, that I fear many Protestants (so called) will be angry at me too for writing to you in this manner, and will say, â€˜ It is showing you too much favor; you deserve no such treatment at our hands.â€™
4. But I think you do. I think you deserve the tenderest regard I can show, were it only because the same God hath raised you and me from the dust of the earth, and has made us both capable of loving and enjoying Him to eternity; Let us resolve secondly, God being our helper, to speak nothing harsh or unkind of each other. The sure way to avoid this is to say all the good we can both of and to one another; .. Let us, fourthly, endeavor to help each other on in whatÂever we are agreed leads to the kingdom. So far as we can, let us always rejoice to strengthen each otherâ€™s hands in God. Above all, let us each take heed to himself (since each must give an account of himself to God)"
GSTexas wrote: John Y writes: No every normal Evangelical Protestant does not believe the RCC is a satanic counterfeit. My Non Denominational brother does not believe that. Who are you to say what normal evangelical protestants believe? And how is your brothers opinion indicative of what "normal" evangelicals believe? This is whats known as the no true scotsman fallacy.
The Evangelical Universe has a significant population with diverse opinions on this issue as other issues. It was John UK that made a foolish statement as what a 'normal' one would believe about the RCC, not John Y
Rodney K. wrote: It looks like Satan's kingdom is divided against itself.
You condemn yourself
Matthew 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
Matthew 12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
Matthew 12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
Matthew 12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Christopher000 wrote: , and how long it's been since it mattered, especially in todays age of technology, availability of the printed Word, etc. Seems to me that its more a matter of a long time practice disappearing that's causing outrage when the bibles in rooms really do nothing to bolster Christianity,
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
S.Taylor wrote: 1 hour ago SteveR from Mt Zion writes: S.Taylor wrote: First hand observation tells me that this is not true. That might be a reflection of the church you are attending. We are less than 10% divorce rate when BOTH spouses regularly attend Church together, and ZERO when both also attend Sunday School. Praise The Lord for your churches statistic. Twenty years ago we switched to a church with a zero divorce rate as well.
Now I understand your initial comment. I too think the divorce rate by those that would classify themselves as Christian on a survey would match the secular world.
James Thomas wrote: Arminian,Calvinist are man made labels to identify his understanding of Scripture. Saints,brothers,believers are God inspired terms to identify those saved. See the problem? I can't answer that question as you have presented it as all the terms are not defined by God. God did not use those terms to identify the saved. One question that can provide the answer is: Does sin still gratify you? A man in right relation to God will not be gratified by sin as God has defined it in the Bible. Nor will he attempt to manipulate Scripture to justify his sin but instead repent and distance himself from it to honor God. Are there Arminians saved? Yes Are there Calvinist saved? Yes Are there Arminians lost? Yes Are there Calvinists lost? Yes God has two groups only. Lost and saved. Believers and unbelievers.
to continue Are there Catholics saved? Yes Are there Catholics lost? Yes
Dylan wrote: BS, your pacifistic interpretation is the EXACT reason demonic assaults upon men women and children has gone on at the hands of Muslims for 1000+ years. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with love at all, it has all to do with the demonic heresy of pacifism. You filthy heretics talk your demonic bs about fake love of the wicked and you would never lift ONE finger to use violence to protect the innocent from rape, murder or enslavement at the hands of these demonic wicked. One day you will understand what true love is when you see the wrath of God in flaming fire show what true love is upon the wicked, in order to cleanse the world of them, and protect the righteous from being raped, murdered and abused by them anymore. " our emotions contradict sound doctrine. We must persevere to love our enemies and pray for them."
The world adores its own, dont they? If you were of the world, you would love them too. But you are not
Penny said ISRAEL, not the Palestinian Territories. It is noteworthy how Israel manages East Jerusalem. There are no walls, no gates, no checkpoints between E and W Jerusalem, and yet the Arab Israelis are clearly too intimidated to cross over. It could be 100 degrees and the water park by the jaffa gate cooling all the Israeli kids off, yet the arab kids are too afraid to make the 5 minute bike ride over and share in the refreshing fun. Much of that intimidation is the militarization of Israeli police around the Damascus gate. Its formidable, and it works. When things get out of hand, it normally just takes a few vans of Israeli soldiers to show before things cool down
pennned wrote: traditional Hebrew society. boy would apprentice in a trade, build up a home, grow up and become independent, and then find a young lady that he could have a life with. today, boys and girls same age, no trade but lots of talk ...
Really? These denote DEPENDENCE on parents with a trade or not
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Deuteronomy 25:5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.
Numbers 36:6 This is the thing which the LORD doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.
I could go on, but the reality is that LAW and INHERITANCE played the determining role in Hebrew marriage
S.Taylor wrote: One question: Does a totally depraved spiritually blind reprobate have the capacity to ask for his sight?
From the Canons of Dort(3rd/4th MPD) Article 3: Total Inability
Therefore, all people are conceived in sin and are born children of wrath, unfit for any saving good, inclined to evil, dead in their sins, and slaves to sin; without the grace of the regenerating Holy Spirit they are neither willing nor able to return to God, to reform their distorted nature, or even to dispose themselves to such reform.
Article 4: The Inadequacy of the Light of Nature
There is, to be sure, a certain light of nature remaining in man after the fall, by virtue of which he retains some notions about God, natural things, and the difference between what is moral and immoral, and demonstrates a certain eagerness for virtue and for good outward behavior. But this light of nature is far from enabling man to come to a saving knowledge of God and conversion to him--so far, in fact, that man does not use it rightly even in matters of nature and society. Instead, in various ways he completely distorts this light, whatever its precise character, and suppresses it in unrighteousness. In doing so he renders himself without excuse before God.
John Yurich USA wrote: Of course because those women are mentally deranged and psychotic and without morals.
John I would suggest its more of a reflection of a culture than the mental stability of the women influenced. Of more concern, the Church should examine why so many children of Christian homes accept and even take part in this part of our culture. Im not saying its time for parents and pastors to point fingers at each other, because there is plenty of blame to go around.