God is a incredible God. He made us in his image. But, given our flesh is weak he sent his perfect , sinless Son to be killed in our place. In that if you heed his call, and you will come to him , he may wash you of your sins and indwell his spirt in you . Thus, giving you a new heart, not made of the vileness that is in you but that your heart made be made of flesh and He will transform you and enable you through his spirit to destroy the strong holds that grab and crush your day in and day out battle of sin . Being homosexual is judgement, and often ,the result of this sin is , you die here on earth and your soul goes to hell. Come out of this boundage. Repent of this and every sin that ensnares you and listen to this Jesus , before your life is snuffed out because you decided your sin was far more important that this Savior.
Well, if a pastor has given preaching the Word, such as Methodist ministers, why not be involved in politics since you aren't going to be involved in Christianity
John MacArthur wrote: There is certainly no prohibition on believers being directly involved in government as civil servants, as some notable examples in the Old and New Testaments illustrate....The issue again is one of priority. The greatest temporal good we can accomplish through political involvement cannot compare to what the Lord can accomplish through us in the eternal work of His kingdom. Just as God called ancient Israel (Exodus 19:6), He has called the church to be a kingdom of priests, not a kingdom of political activists. The apostle Peter instructs us, "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Peter 2:9).
True that Mike, I was the biggest, useless drug addict there was, and I'm to blame. My kids were not instructed in the ways of the Lord, my fault. People need to man up, and own your decisions, and if God is willing, change.
I am thankful for my dad, he saw racism for what it was, his dad (my grandfather) was a racist and even in his latter years my grandfather was still a racist, so my dad taught us from the Bible that it doesn't matter if you're black, white or like a zebra, we are still made in the image of God, so growing up we didn't struggle with this, we wondered why people were racist, we taught, Well we all came from Adam, God creates everyone so what's the big deal? I was working at McDonald's, and a black dude accused me of "being disrespectful to a black man" I wasn't, however it won't cross his mind that he was being disrespectful to a "white chimp" (you must know your Irish history for that reference) racism does sicken me, but it also confuses me.
Mike, I should ask you your opinion of this Cal Thomas piece? Probably somewhere along the lines of George Will.
Cal Thomas wrote: Has the state of our politics sunk so low that voters no longer expect honesty, integrity and character to be factors in deciding for whom they will vote? How can this be? Isn't a person's trustworthiness essential when we decide to buy a house or car, conclude a business deal or get married? If character matters in these and other circumstances, why does it matter less in selecting our next president? And if character doesn't matter, won't that almost ensure that we will get more people running for and serving in office who have less and less of it?
I don't know, Jim. Real conservatives left the Republican Party a long time ago, when it became a smoking room where they could nod their heads and intellectualize about life in America, and talk about what might be done, but do nothing, and how the Democrats were confused, and how we should find common ground, even as the ground moved severely left. I can understand how Will would be uncomfortable with the boisterous sea we have now. He can't intellectualize it away.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Hey Carl "there's worse" isn't a good standard brother and. we do have a 12 year old girl that post occasionally. So, we appreciate your thoughtfulness and discretion. Thanks
I think Carl meant there is worse here, as in worse posted here on this message board. So you are concluding this board is a very low standard, to which I agree. Moderators here are childish and only delete what personally offends them, and the rare vulgar post from one of our many drunks. Like I stated earlier, they either don't know Scripture or are offended by it, as they have deleted posts that only contained Scripture(without the book, cap and verse notations)
Racism sickens me. That being said, it's become another politically correct charged subject. Shame on both sides. Trying to help an aboriginal lady not less than three weeks ago, she arrived unannounced and uninvited, fine. She was drunk, high on ice and Lord knows what else needing help, so after 2 hours of keeping this lady calm, being abused incessantly the whole time by her, and when she realized she couldn't bully some money or emotionally black mail us, she became violent and dangerous, I restrained the situation, told her straight, that if she were a bloke, I'd give her clip up the ear. Then she starts screaming at me cos "ice and pot are whitemans curse to the blacks" mmm, She wasn't a happy camper when I explained that no, most of the ice in Australia comes from Thailand, and well they have darker skin than I, so she best bring it up with them. Point is, stop looking for someone to blame, whether you be black white blue or yellow or red or pink. God bless.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike, very few people in England referred to the Bible for the reason for staying or leaving the EU. It really about money and culture ---
Exactly. Like I said the people who wanted to stay in the EU are those who get more out of it than they put in. Glad we agree. But it isn't the people who aren't referring to the Bible as reference to interpret Brexit, but the people who claim the bible as their source of truth and wisdom. How we view it should certainly take into account what the Bible says. The principle God established in Gen 3:19 applies to all, whether or not it is believed or practiced by all.