Jim, as I told you before John MacArthur stands against you, in, your agreement of promoting death & taking away image barriers of God. As the only true living God of the Bible calls you a coward, as real men stand up for the life of the innocent, with in the womb. Not taking away life, may the Elect proclaim Christ as no King but Christ alone, as they share their faith in season & out of season amen!
John MacArthur: No human being is ever conceived outside God's will or ever conceived apart from God's image. Life is a gift from God created in His own image.
"The Physicians Association of Planned Parenthood released this statement, quote: âAbortion is a treatment for unwanted pregnancy, the second sexually transmitted disease.â Pregnancy is a sexually transmitted disease. Our nation and others are murdering a whole generation of humans in mass infanticide that was legalized in January of 1973 by the Roe v. Wade decision made by an unrighteous group of people on the Supreme Court. Now forty-three percent of all women have an abortion and forty-seven percent of abortions are repeats. Itâs legal to do to a child what you might be arrested for doing to a cat, or a dog, or certainly an eagle." J Mac
All who expose this heinous sin are labeled 'Catholic' by unregenerate Jim. I guess that makes JMac a 'Catholic' as well
Wicked Jim, may the Lord break open harden soil of those who are greatly deceived in their reasoning & thinking, in justifying of their supporting of Death, O' Lord bring on Life saving & changing Biblical repentance amen.
John MacArthur: America, as a nation, is highly committed by law and by practice to a form of mass murder.This nation, which certainly prides itself on its humanitarianism, is in a murderous cycle of violence that makes the Nazi Holocaust look mild by comparison. Nearly 2,000,000 babies are aborted a year in America. Every third baby conceived now is being murdered. Among teenage women there are 736 abortions for every 1,000 births. Among married women abortions now exceed births! More babies are killed than are born. Some would tell us that there is an abortion about every 15 seconds in America.
"The church has always said abortion brings the judgment of God because it is murder. The Reformation didnât change that. Abortion has always been seen as violence, slaughter, and it brings divine judgment. The Jews who were against abortion fell into idolatry, as you know, and began to take their born children and incinerate them on an altar to Molech, burning them as human sacrifices. That was the kind of sin that led to their destruction, their death, their judgment, and their captivityâbrought their nation to an end." John MacArthur, from https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/90-448/abortion-and-the-campaign-for-immorality
The One & only true living God of the Bible alone, that we all will have to take account of our own lives, says clearly others wise to you Jim & any other promoter of Death amen!
Pastor MacArthur: I cannot even conceive how a mother could think of a baby as an enemy. Whether that baby was a product of rape, or whether that baby was in some way malformed, how that woman could think that child in her was an enemy when she has been given the God-given privilege of protecting that little life with all of its weaknesses. Certainly thatâs not natural instinct to a mother. She would have to be sold that by a culture that had become decadent.
Excellent point Mike. And of course, the liberal troll Lincoln puts the liberal, devilish spin on this. He would have to, for he too supports murdering the unborn under the guise of 'saving the mother' blah blah blah. Yes, lets worry about how NOT funding abortion would affect women and girls and how killing babies is perfectly acceptable by the Dems and the liberal left.
The Lord God has already stated murder is forbidden, and the shedding of innocent blood as well. Jim Lincoln and his liberal buddies should be very afraid.
I see you are still doing the bidding of your father, the devil, by accusing the brethren falsely. Since you cannot refute the fact that politics is your 'god', you have to resort to the same song and dance....seeing RCC under every rock and in all who expose you for what you are - a lost sinner who pushes Satan's agenda. You and John Y have a lot in common, you both are travelling down the broad road, yet you both claim to be Christian. The religious are more often than not the most deceived. You quote others...again. Do you ever study God's word for yourself? Apparently not.
May God have mercy, may He grant you the new birth and gift you with life.
John UK wrote: 1. ..questioning the generally accepted method of one-man pulpit ministry, where the congregation all face him and are led by him. This seems to contrast with much in the NT.. 2. .. transition from synagogue to NT assembly has been lost a long time ago
1. Any act of collective worship always includes individualised personal worship, and order, hence leadership is a must, as underlined in 1 Cor.14 "Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets"
God gave *gifts* to his church, in the plural. Sadly, they are often overlooked, neglected or overridden by unbiblical systems of church government
2. Rather than the synagogue patterns, which were plagued with man-made traditions, transitions should better center directly from the OT worship into the NC as given in: "let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name" Or "present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service"
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"They did not like Trump's expanded Mexican City Rule however:
Sarah Boseley Health editor wrote: "The 'global gag rule' imposed by Donald Trump, blocking US funds to any organisation involved in abortion advice and care overseas, could impact millions of women and girls, endangering their lives and those of their babies, Bill and Melinda Gates have warned."
Makes sense, doesn't it? Gates thinks not funding abortion endangers the lives of women and girls and those of their babies. Silly me, thinking it was abortion endangered babies' lives.
They did not like Trump's expanded Mexican City Rule however:
Sarah Boseley Health editor wrote: The âglobal gag ruleâ imposed by Donald Trump, blocking US funds to any organisation involved in abortion advice and care overseas, could impact millions of women and girls, endangering their lives and those of their babies, Bill and Melinda Gates have warned.
The changes are expected to result in funding from the worldâs biggest donor to family planning and womenâs health programmes in the developing world being slashed. It could, Bill Gates told the Guardian, âcreate a void that even a foundation like ours canât fillâ.
John UK wrote: ... worship .. words .. Some say worship can include giving, praying, studying, preaching, reading scripture; so that every aspect of the assembly is an act of worship. One thing is for sure, .. I must never be bound by "what I enjoy" .. Aaron's lads' strange fire. No, ... "what is biblical". And I think the initial transition from synagogue to NT assembly has been lost a long time ago.
Worship is any conscious, voluntary act of homage accompanied with the attitude of honouring a superior in his own terms and for what he is, which in the case of God his terms are holiness, and according to revelation, say 'in spirit and in truth', for the absolute reason of Him being the sovereign ruler over all flesh.
"Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness" Cf.Ps 22:27-31 (Hence the uproar in Acts 13:15)
In the OT worship included offerings, sacrifices, confession, submission and praise
Abraham, his servant and & Joshua exemplify acts of worship,
"I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you"
"the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD"
"Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said .. What says my lord unto his servant?"
John UK wrote: --- In other words, I am still developing. For example, I am still pondering Peter Masters definition of "worship". He says that worship is words. I take it he means words that are sung. If that be true, then a fellow playing a trumpet cannot be worshipping God. Nor a person playing a piano. You see the problem? Some say worship can include giving, praying, studying, preaching, reading scripture; so that every aspect of the assembly is an act of worship. One thing is for sure, in looking for a sensible corporate act of worship, I must never be bound by "what I enjoy". That could well bring out my carnal flesh and result in pogo dance and electronic rock music. Aaron's lads' strange fire. No, what I must find is "what is biblical". And I think the initial transition from synagogue to NT assembly has been lost a long time ago.
If worship meant spoken/sung words, no mute could ever worship. Thinkest thou God created such a one could never worship, bro? Worship is a state of being of rightful relationship with our God, from feeling, thinking, to outward expression. None requires mournful countenance, which sometimes wrongly passes for solemnity, whereas a smile of joy may similarly be taken for having a good time.
Christopher000 wrote: You come across some interesting sites, John. Little gems, really. I jjst bookmarked the previous link and took a quick look. Looks interesting. I can't seem to find one of several others I saved that discusses the various bible translations. Trinitarian society, or something? Thanks.
Good morning Christopher.
Yes, I was casting around the net for some suitable material to read concerning the Brethren assemblies, because I wanted to learn some about them, having attended such an one for the last five years. And then - poof - out of nowhere someone posted up that thomas milner revival literature, which I am slowly working through. I like it very much, seeing much that is so obviously biblical; it also lends itself to pioneering work, where the Lord gives gifts to all, for the blessing of the assembly, rather than a clergy/laity divide. Read that also as pastor/congregation.
Do let me know if you have any comments to make after reading some of the articles, especially on home church, which the author has been running in his own house for many years in Deep River, Ohio.