BLANKENBURG -- Persecution is coming to the West. Under the guise of tolerance, Bible believing Christians of all confessions are subjected to suppressive intolerance, warns a declaration issued at the Ecumenical Confessional Convention in Blankenburg, East Germany.
The event, with 130 Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox representatives, was convened by the evangelical missiologist Prof. Peter Beyerhaus. The so-called Blankenburg Proclamation speaks of a dangerous anti-Christian influence on legislation, academic life and school education.
The declaration refers specifically to the plight of German homeschoolers. Approximately 150 families were subjected to fines or jail because they refused to send their children to state registered schools and thus broke the German law....
Doug, I think that passage was referring to the Apostles , not all Christians.I am myself not sure how/if this fits in today although I know God does i.e. heal people through/in many ways at times. Paul experienced such: Acts19.v.11:12And God wrought special miracles by the hands of paul...
After the shipwreck when they landed on Malta, Paul had a viper on his hand but it did him no harm to the amazement of the witnesses Act 28.v.3-7
Your kid grows up in a small Christian toen and ends up in a big university with people from many religions and cultures. The world is shrinking and everyone is being squeezed together, be it via the internet, or immigration.
I read the article, Neil, and the second time you listed the URL; it worked well. Now I may have scanned through it too fast, but I didn't see much wrong with ideas in the article except presenting them as steps. This is something the Alki-Anons do. As generalized advice it seemed fairly good. Yes, kids have to interact with other kids, but those kids should be Christian. However, as they get older, they're going have to learn to get along with kids from different backgrounds. They usually don't have problems even if public school, if the parents have been doing their job at home.
Mark 16:18: They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
This proves the bible is not from god. If true, then we wouldn't need dictors and hospitals. Where are the healers? Oh yes, they charge money for their 'healing'. Hah! How many xtians do you know who have drunk cyanide and survived? The bible is a lie.
Speaking of a 'dangerous anti-Christian influence', the Roman Catholic Religionists were represented in this convention. And there were 'Protestants' there, too? Do they know what and who they are supposed to be protesting against? How can they join hands with antichristians who are loyal to an antichrist??
"The so-called Blankenburg Proclamation speaks of a dangerous anti-Christian influence on legislation, academic life and school education."
So does the Bible
2Tim 4:3 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
"There is nothing in religion of an indifferent nature; "For whosoever [saith Christ] shall break one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven." It must, then, be the most daring wickedness, and an affronting of the Majesty of Heaven in the highest manner, for an earthly monarch to pretend to enact a toleration of religions, and thereby give a liberty where the divine law has laid a restraint; it implies an exalting of himself, not only to an equality with, but to a state of superiority above, the God of glory. Whatever principles are of divine authority require no toleration from man; it is wickedness to pretend to do it, seeing whatever comes under the necessity of a toleration, properly so-called, falls, at the same time, under the notion of a crime. And no less wicked is it for a magistrate to protect, by a promiscuous toleration, all heretics, heresies and errors; yet, it is a manifest breach to trust, and plain perverting the end of his office, seeing he is appointed to be custos et vindex utriusque tabulae, intrusted with the concerns of God's glory, as well as the interests of men. Experience has, in every age, taught, that a toleration of all religions is the cut-throat and ruin of all true religion."1876