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And then 2% (or in this case 1.5%) became 20%, or more...
To experience the offerings of the liberal media, one would think that the GLB community was at least 20% of the population. In fact, a recent report showed that U.S. television had positive rolls for GLB's in from 7% to a high of 37% (depending on the network) of their prime time shows. The lowest ranking network with a 7% GLB showing received a failing diversity grade from a national GLB group. In that case, making 1.5% to 2% of the population essentially appear to be at least 7% completely failed to meet the goals of the GLB agenda. Somebody is being sold a bill of goods.... and in this case it is the uninformed viewing public. Who was it that said ""If you tell a lie loud enough and often enough, people will believe it." ? I believe it was Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda. And you know how that turned out.
PmD wrote: why waste energies on these feeble things--------let a man examine himself-----sin is sin-------
I do not think it is a feeble thing or lacking energy to pray, and I believe 'Blessings' comments were in regards to previous posts and I thought it kind.
Although I believe the hymn based on Scripture can be used to give comfort, I prefer the Psalms of David in Meter for lifting my fainting Spirit.
Why am I fainting or any Christian for that matter? It's a war. We are weak and Christ alone is strong. Though He sends none a warfaring on their own charges he at times sends other soldiers to help. That was the point of the posts.
I have examined myself for sin for nearly 6 years since my son's head injury of second table offenses. Then reading A Cloud of Witnesses, The Act Declaration and Testimony, and Auchensaugh Renovation of 1712; I realized I had cause to repent of sins against God and take hold of Christ in an everlasting covenant not to be broken. I was ignorant of many things. Christ alone is all sufficient, He is wisdom itself. I suggest your reading of these to assist your self examination in the light of Scripture. I will pray for you as I pray for your nation and thank God for the opportunity.
Hope wrote: Jessica, Just wanted you to know I am praying for you. I understood what you were saying because I was thinking the same thing. I found your post comforting because a second witness to my spirit. My son 20 year old son experienced a head injury some years ago now and the Lord has used it as much in my life, as he did in his. It was the hastening of the life time process of sanctification as my salvation is nearer than when I first believed. I'll continue to pray for you and I'd appreciate yours that I would be stronger in the Lord.
Jessica Dawson wrote: "Immorality Defiles the Church" 1 Corinthians 5:1-12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? ~
I need all the help and prayers I can get from true Bible believing Christians! Hint hint....
Just wanted you to know I am praying for you. I understood what you were saying because I was thinking the same thing. I found your post comforting because a second witness to my spirit. My son 20 year old son experienced a head injury some years ago now and the Lord has used it as much in my life, as he did in his. It was the hastening of the life time process of sanctification as my salvation is nearer than when I first believed. I'll continue to pray for you and I'd appreciate yours that I would be stronger in the Lord.
Ah, Jessica, I waz just looking at the chronological order and assumed (apparently incorrectly, that the message you left at least in part applied to my earlier one.)
My pastor touched on these verses in his morning service, I would hope they would be of help:
Romans 8 33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifies. 34Who is he that comdemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written, For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.---AKJV
Jim Lincoln wrote: Jessica, I never said anyting about the Church, in my last message, I seriously doubt if many of these homosexuals consider themselves Christian. Remember we can judge those who say they are Christian or say they are members of the church, .
Hi Jim, God bless, I think you may think that we are having a conversation, that we are not even having? I didn't even get how your last message applied to what I was saying? I don't even understand what you are saying now and how it relates to my posts.
I'm just reflecting upon the subject and how it applies to my life and perceptions. God bless you and yours!
PS I am head injured, I often don't know how to communicate well. Would appreciate your prayers though...
Jessica, I never said anyting about the Church, in my last message, I seriously doubt if many of these homosexuals consider themselves Christian.
Remember we can judge those who say they are Christian or say they are members of the church,
Matthew 18 15 "And if your brother sins, go and reprove him in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 "But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED. 17 "And if he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax-gatherer.---NASB
"...just as you see a tree whose leaves are faded and withering, that there is something wrong with the roots, so, when you see the people undisciplined, you must realize that no doubt their priests are unholy." From Philip Jacob Spener's Pia Desideria -' pious wishes'
William Simpson wrote: Please read and pass on... http://wsimpson.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/homosexuality-uncovered/
Powerful message. And thankyou for sharing it William.
Yes we should teach and preach the whole counsel of God, thats the Whole Bible and not just the "nice" bits. Where God has denounced specific sin, especially lust today, then we observe that we are in the midst of conflict. Thus in the armour of God together with the shield of faith and the sword of the Word we contend for Christ. If the Lord has stated it then we must proclaim the whole of His counsel, even when it is difficult in our society.
Acts 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God."
For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? ~ 1 Corinthians 5:12
Jesus says in John 7:7: "The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil."
John 7:24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.‚ÄĚ
When the Church is so filled with sin and hypocrysy: It just makes us look like we are not worth listening to, this, when we preach against one sin and practice a multitude of other sins.
I have so many logs in mine own eyes, I don't want to worry about what the world is doing. The Churches cannot help me with the "logs" in my eyes, because of the multitude of of the "logs" in their own eyes.
Much of the Church today is a bleeding wound and we need to get our act together, and that's myself included!
I need all the help and prayers I can get from true Bible believing Christians! Hint hint....
Ah, Jessica, I'm glad you picked out verses that at least shows more than one sin!
Matthew 7:1 "Do not judge lest you be judged. 2 "For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.---NASB
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: Having a judgmental attitude and hypocritical spirit is a symptom of being self-righteous, religious, and unsaved. This strong and serious warning must be heeded by all who believe they have been declared righteous before God....
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Have you ever been at Church or Bible Study and someone tells a lewd joke? Have you ever seen people hating one another within the Church? Dissension? Envy? Jealousies? Outbursts of wrath etc...?
The Church doesn't even have it together!
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Jessica Dawson wrote: Rick Mercer, a popular political comedian in Canada said of Focus on The Family, that they: "[t]hink about gay sex more than gay people do." Is it God's will that we obsess with how many people out there, are engaging in same sex relations?
I think the thing about it Jessica, is that it features huge in God's response to this specific sin. Viz what God did.... Gen 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground."
Also Romans 1:18 people ditch the Word and the Law of God and God's response recorded is.... Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature"
Thus God's actual response to this depraved lust is very specific in mankinds experience.
Rick Mercer, a popular political comedian in Canada said of Focus on The Family, that they: "[t]hink about gay sex more than gay people do."
Is it God's will that we obsess with how many people out there, are engaging in same sex relations? Does this really look good to nonbelievers?
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy‚ÄĒmeditate on these things.
Chris Perver wrote: And most of them are in the government and the BBC. Oh dear. It's a pity the survey didn't ask them did they always consider themselves happy? No doubt a vast majority of these happy people weren't born happy.