At least one county clerk in Kentucky is protesting the jailing of Kim Davis, saying she "does not deserve to go to jail."
Casey Davis, who is the county clerk for Casey County, says he will not issue same-sex marriage licenses either. "This woman has done nothing wrong," Davis told Wave 3 News in Kentucky earlier this week.
The Casey County clerk is currently using his own vacation time to bike 400 miles from Pikeville to Paducah to protest the public persecution of Christians.
MS wrote: Well mourner, Shawn touched on a few current issues...those who choose to listen will have to decide if it has relevance to them or not. Why did you find it interesting that I ... recommended Shawn?
Now that would be better known to God. My statement about divisions/ denominations being necessary to resolve is relative. I know him only from reading his blog. Since I've never spoken with the man, that is enough said.
KD became a public person over night and it is unlikely I will ever speak to her. I will say her deportment under fire prior to her arrest was commendable. I don't know why I was surprised to hear her gentlewoman southern voice in the news clip, she is after all from Kentucky. Her trial does not appear to be over.
Today I was thinking on James 4. I found it helpful to me in considering social issues.
Well mourner, Shawn touched on a few current issues...those who choose to listen will have to decide if it has relevance to them or not. Why did you find it interesting that I listened to and recommended Shawn?
I agree our time is short and our day of service will soon be done, but whether you mean by Christ's eminent return, the shortness of lie's duration or something else, I know not. You have helped me over look offenses (which appear to have been mutual) by this brief exchange, for which I am thankful both to God and to you. I recall that you were my first greeter when I returned to the site after a long absence. Yes, friend will work for now, then I can hope for greater unity in the truth in time, if we share the same Way, Truth and Life. Ps.92:13-15
Mourner, To much in your last post to address, so I will just leave it with these words. Having tasted that the LORD is good and gracious, I gird myself anew for the race and conflict, pressing forward in the power of that grace which I have tasted. For the time is short, and our day of service will soon be done. Whatsoever my hand findeth to do , must be done with all my might. Grace and peace, friend.
MS, Appreciated your response. To our own Master we, each of us will stand or fall and the Lord is able to cause his servants to stand.
Do I see her imprisonment as unjust? Yes! Do I think God reigns over all? Yes! I cannot know her election, I'd have to be God. I can only try to understand her doctrine, before acknowledging her as a sister. I believe our doctrinal differences cause this misunderstanding. I believe she could be an errant new convert, but even four years in serious error is concerning, which Arminianism is.
It is also concerning to me that she has taken an oath that I could not take neither imply I would, that is how I lost my job, ergo home. One document I refused to sign had the word covenant in it and when I questioned it. The interviewer had to admit a misuse of the word, but the form remained unchanged. Nit pik?
It seems that you cast your weight on her side of the scale, but not mine. I really know little of what you believe. I know we agree only concerning Rome papal and some idolatrous practices, and disagree on covenant theology. You are concerned for her body. It would seem even her enemies are (there were no hand cuffs). I desire the Lord use this for her soul. Fear not, 'little flock' means something.
Mourner, Since you brought my name and stance into your post, I will address my position. It is never popular in these issues to remain neutral, each party will be offended for not casting your weight into thir scale. This situation concerning Kim Davis is about her rights as a citizen of the United States of America who will not violate her conscience by affixing her name on an ungodly SS license. But it has become the fodder for some to bring into question her salvation, her theology, motives, etc. She is a human being who as committed no crime and was jailed unjustly...that should be our main concern at the moment, not what church she attends and their doctrinal statement.. The whole world is engaged in a battle, either for God against Satan, or for Satan against God. She has publicly taken her position. I commend her for that, and leave the rest with the Lord.
Picky picky nit picky wrote: Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; ..
Religious pluralism/denominationalism, I do not find in Scripture. 1 Cor. 11:18,19; Romans 16:17 If I was mistaken by my intranet searching, because unfamiliar with this sect; Please forgive me.(tone, Critical spirit?) If she is Trinitarian, I could not discern that from what she was quoted as saying. I share ladybug's concern regarding her civil position. You say: Just may need public rebuke...or re-education as you are doing to me here you mean? And MS seconds? I wish no eternal harm to the body or soul of any. Prayer is done in secret, though others may encourage it, the Spirit must lead it.
In #1. that you quote here from the SoF link, What of the place of the OT Scripture? NT- Ephes. 2:20-2 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and 'prophets', Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Rev.11:1,2; 2 Tim 3:16) I noticed you didn't quote #19.
What is the difference between ECT for abortion opponents and mixed pluralistic political bandwagons, if any?
Silofolous wrote: I can't speak for this Davis, but is Kim Davis even a Christian to begin with? She attends a Oneness Pentecostal church, which is anti-Trinitarian. A Unitarian God is not my God.
Do some research before you shoot off your mouth with insane and untrue statements. Kim Davis is not Oneness Pentecostal but is a member of the Apostolic Christian Church which most certainly believes in the Holy Trinity.
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 1 Cor 13:4-7 --i want to be charitable: heretical positions may be held by brethren: Especially those young in the faith. They may just need public rebuke : Gal 2:11 Or some re-education Acts 15
Looks like Davis has an authoritative Source to overcome bad doctrines in her own church
1. The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God to man. The New Testament serves as the foundation of the doctrine of the Apostolic Christian Church. The authorized King James version is embraced.
John 1:1 2 Timothy 3:16 2 Peter 1:20-21 Revelation 22:18-19
I will take Davis' basic testimony & pray for her : And Appreciate your concerns, sister 1 Jn5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
It is noteworthy that Kim Davis is taking a stand against homosexual marriage, however, I find it troubling that she will issue the marriage license to homosexuals IF her name is removed [source - http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/04/politics/kentucky-clerk-same-sex-marriage-kim-davis/].
Is she making this about her? I think her willingness to compromise is very confusing; I do not see her as any hero, nor do I think this is a form of persecution. If they remove her name, she'll keep her job and continue issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals - what kind of message does that send? I certainly am not taking her side.
Picky picky nit picky wrote: 1 Cor 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
When it says there is among you that would mean this Church of Corinth was sitting under the same teaching of the apostles. They held the fundamentals of the faith. If Kim Davis believes the doctrine of the Church who holds the belief of oneness pentacostalism then she is not a Christian. I do not know her heart and therefore can only know her doctrine. I can call no man brother or sister without knowing that they hold to the fundamentals and this is a time of apostasy. I would not risk offending God neither risking the eternal soul of this woman by extending the right hand of fellowship prematurely.
When I once refused to sign my name to something I couldn't agree with in good conscience, I lost my job, my home and my brethren. I tried another job in a new state but it was necessary I leave the profession. I had then and do now have many critics. But I will stand before my Master for my choices and he is able to make me stand. 1 Cor.1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among y