Normally one would rejoice that in a majority Muslim country one would make a conversion to Christianity. However if you look at the lady's testimony that her view of Christianity is the celebration of so called Christian holidays and that instead of conviction of sin we have convenience of solving the issue of an upcoming interfaith marriage. The branch of "Christianity" spoken of in the article seems to be an offshoot of the Eastern Orthodox religion. I will join my voice with the skeptics and doubt we have a person here who is born from above. Praise God if she is, but there is more reason to doubt than to believe.
Allie wrote: While your marching Terry Schiavo was murdered and 60 million babies. I stand by my statement. I am not expecting any protection when Isis gets started up. I expect the men (majority) to put on dresses like the men in Germany to protest the rape of their women. Google it. The men protested by putting dresses. This is reality. While I and my friends are being attackes men will put on dresses and march. 60M dead babes and Terry S. are
here is your statement that you stand by, it is not the vast majority of Americans have accepted this and say nothing, it is
men have not spoken up
if you stand by that statement, sister you stand by a lie.
Allie wrote: Kj, I live in America like you. The land of mamby pamby men. Children have been butche!rd legally for over 40yrs here and men have not spoken up and stopped it. That is why when these savages get and here and do it they will cower in fear not lnowong what to do. The 50 or so who will fight back will be overwhelmed.
I live in America and men have spoken out against abortion since before Roe v Wade and there have been numerous efforts to try and stop it. You need to open your eyes and take off the tinted glasses that only lets you see the negative. There is plenty negative out there, and because we live in a fallen world it will always be more than the positive, but people have not just been a doormat and accepted it. Google the tens of thousands that yearly march on Washington for pro-life rallies. See the many states trying to restrict abortion "rights". Note the thousands of protest at abortion clinics. As I said, we live in fallen world, we can't expect perfection from a lost world, but it is inaccurate to say that men have not spoken up and have not tried to stop the killing of babies here.
Andrea,Athens Greece wrote: Hi Dave,of course we can talk about God.I do not know where your email is though,I am sorry,I am a little challenged when it comes to technology.Let me know where to get your email from.
Hey Andrea, if you find his post in this thread
5/2/16 5:52 PM
and access this site through something besides a smartphone (not sure about tablets) you will see a small envelope icon sandwiched in between the word oz and the magnifying glass icon. If you click on it it will open up a Contact via Email page where you fill in your name, your email address and your message (with the usual validation number) That would give Dave YOUR email address to send you a personal email to you and thus give you HIS email address.
Hope that helps
or you could just look at his 5/3/16 7:28 AM comment.
s c wrote: The cake itself is neutral. Generic wedding cakes with figurines which are separately purchased makes this a little easier. As long as the businesses don't partake of whatever people choose to do with it thereafter makes it a non issue but one which always seems to stir the evangelicals.
There isn't a market for it, if there was your solution would be viable. People don't go to bakeries and spend much more money than what they would if they made their own cake, just to get a blank, undecorated cake that they have to decorate. You don't give the photographer money to let him give you the camera to take the pictures, you don't go to the hairdresser for her to give you what you need to do the job yourself. You don't hire a lawn service to drop off their tools so you can do the work. Bakers have a skill for which you pay them (you wouldn't want me, for instance, decorating your cake) The "gay" people are not putting their money in your hands for you to add your interpretation of what they want against their wishes.
Plus the "couple" isn't just saying we want a cake and not disclosing its purpose, they are telling them they want it to honor their "gay" marriage and have it decorated to reflect that.
1. Target was started in 1962. For a person to boycott Target for magazines, to be consistent, that would have required them to be completely self-sufficient for not only food but non-food items that were sold at Target, because nearly all grocery stores had magazines as well as other "big box" stores.
2. There is no link between persons choosing the changing room/bathrooms of the opposite sex and immodesty by themselves or others.
3. You can ignore a magazine in the check out line but you cannot ignore a man in the ladies room or the ladies changing room, HUGE difference.
4. It is inaccurate to imply that the LBGTQ movement is because of alleged previous Christian compromise (for which you have no proof). The Bible clearly teaches that men shall become worse in the latter days, that they will be like in Noah's day with only evil continually in their hearts. Christians are a small minority in a unregenerate world and the acts of the unregenerate are said to come from their hearts, not ours.
5.You could pretty well guarantee if the article was about literature at the check out line, there would be universal condemnation from the people here on SA.
Observer wrote: Hey bro Frank Got your email, thanks. Doing okay, PTL. Trying to stay away from discussion forums these days, because (believe it or not) truth has become extremely offensive even to those who call themselves Christians. So, I'm kinda concentrating my energies on reaching the unchurched lost and deluded "believers", including those left believing they're saved because of their Romanism or Semi Roman Presby beliefs. - Sorry, just had to get that in! Hope all's well with you and all the good brothers and sisters here. I remember you all often in prayer. May our precious Lord prosper your souls in these dark days. Blessings to all who know me. Phil. 4.4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
Hey Observer, great to see you post again , praise be to the Lord. Glad you are doing ok and by God's grace will be praying for the ministry you mentioned in your post.
2 Tim. 3:16 wrote: @US. I was referring to my post not yours. I wrote:"The intention (of my previous post) was to promote general introspection. Not comment on peoples prior actions. The posts/posters in question may well have shown grace and wisdom at other times and on other threads, but that is besides the point." (the point I was making in my previous post). I hope this helps clear up any misunderstanding. Have a blessed afternoon!
no need to respond, but you are now stating a comment I made 36 minutes before your post is beside the point that you made
There is a difference in the degrees of punishment (or as they say punishment that fits the crime) Men don't go to the electric chair for robbing a bank, but they might if they killed a person during it.
Our Lord taught there are degrees of punishment in hell. (Matthew 11)
That DOES NOT mean that all sin is not abhorrent to a holy God.
As the hymn writer aptly put it
Ye who think of sin but lightly Nor suppose the evil great Here may view its nature rightly, Here its guilt may estimate. Mark the Sacrifice appointed, See who bears the awful load; 'Tis the WORD, the LORD'S ANOINTED, Son of Man and Son of God.
God condemns ingratitude in the same passage he condemns the sins of immorality, homosexuality, violence and pride. (Romans 1) He is a God that loves righteousness and hates wickedness.
Dave is quite correct and there is a big problem if we take a light view of any declination from obedience to God. Here is the standard He gave,
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy
...let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Even if I were to agree with your P.S., you should realize that you are relatively new on these forums and I have been blessed to be part of this for years. I did state that it was my opinion, but it is not based on just one thread in April of 2016.
Frank, thanks for your kind words. Love the line about the verse.
Geff, you do seem like you are not only trying to stoke the fire in this thread, so to speak, but also seem to remain bitter about something that most of have forgotten about a long time ago. May I suggest Ephesians 41:31, 32.
To sister TMC, first I hope you noted my apology in the thread on Sanders religion.
To TMC and Geff, this is not the first time such admonition has been given to sister BMcCausland. God and anybody who reads this section of SermonAudio knows I am far from perfect. While I am not trying to tell the sister (for whom I have a post when the opportunity pops up) how to respond, I would hope that by the grace of God and for His glory if multiple posters in multiple threads gave me similar admonitions about the manner in which I post that I would stop and give it some prayful consideration and not appear to just write it off with a quote from the Bible. Maybe she has done that, I don't know, I am limited to what I see.
Ladybug (thank you for your prayers, I am humbled that you would do so for one so undeserving, God bless you), Frank and MS are, in my opinion, some of the most gracious and wise posters in the forum from whose example we could all learn.
God richest blessings to all.
I would add my name to list of those who miss Observer.
Thanks Allie for your answer. I don't know much about megachurches or how many of them are sound in the faith. You seem to be projecting your experience over the whole of Christendom. Mine has been one where the women with whom I go to church dress modestly even when not at a church event. Maybe that is the exception but it has been true of like minded churches with whom we fellowship. My thinking is we should not make broad generalizations about what happens in churches that are true to His Word and realize that no church or saints are perfect. Those born from above will have the mark of pursuing holiness in their lives and be overcoming and fighting against sin. Glad you are encouraging such in your posts. God bless.
Allie wrote: Pastors won't preach against sexual immorality. Many say nothing or make passing comments.
on SermonAudio alone, which obviously doesn't include many other pastors and churches who preach against these things
over 500 sermons on adultery
over 200 sermons on modesty
over 500 sermons on immorality
over 500 sermons on homosexuality
over 500 sermons on sexual sins
over 500 sermons on purity
over 500 sermons on temptation
over 500 sermons on the fear of God
nearly 200 sermons on perversion
96 sermons on fornication
86 sermons dedicated to the role of girls
80 sermons on pornography
I am sure some of the lists overlap, but that is over 3,000 sermons preached on a topic you say isn't covered from the pulpit. I heard it preached against all my life in several different churches. Maybe your personal experience is different but it is clearly being preached against in multiple pulpits.
That is quite unfair. No one has called you any such thing! What HAS been said is that OUR consciences will not allow us to vote for an Evil man.
Just for clarification, I did not say, TMC, since you have, I said if you want. Thank you for your respectful answers and you have always been that way. I apologize for the misunderstanding and put the blame on me.
Geff, I am not claiming to be a "victim" because my position has been misrepresented, it just has and I am not looking for any sympathy. Facts are facts, you have to deal with them, you cannot deny the election of 2012. I never said anything about whether or not anyone was or was not courteous. My close was actually to address what you did, if you want to imply I am spineless that is fine with me.
I am glad y'all are voting your conscience and I am not asking anybody to violate theirs but please note as I said it doesn't matter to me how you view your stance or mine, I am out of the discussion. Thanks.
In I Chronicles 21, David was given three evil choices as a judgment from God. His choice of pestilence was not because he was in favor of it or that he thought it would be good that 70,000 Israelites die. It was, so to speak, the hand he was dealt and his choice what he thought was best.
If Donald Trump gets the Republican nomination, which means he runs on the Republican platform, and Hillary is the Democratic nominee running on the Democratic platform, it will be crystal clear which choice is worse. It will be the hand we are dealt and with which we have to deal . There is historic fact known as the 2012 presidential election. Had the conservatives who stayed home and didn't vote or voted third party voted for Romney, he would be our current president. Thus their non-vote became a vote FOR BHO. So, you can sit there and say it ain't so but it doesn't change the facts, if Trump is Republican nominee and you don't vote for him you are in essence voting for Hillary no matter how much you deny it.
I am really out of this discussion, if you want to considered yourselves more spiritual, say I am unprincipled, think that you are taking a Scriptural stance, fine with me. The discussion is going nowhere and you keep misrepresenting my position. Thanks for your time.
I hope I don't leave any out, and if I am wrong my apologies. But my guess would be that Geff, JayJay, Bible says, II Tim. 3:16, John 8:32, TMC, Pursuit of the Truth and John Yurich would say the Ted Cruz is saved.