Alabama Senate Approves Proposal That Would Allow Display of Ten Commandments on Public Property
The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that would place on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed on public property.
The measure put forth by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, requires the Decalogue to be a part of a broader display that includes other historical pieces.
‚ÄúThe proposed amendment would propose a constitutional amendment which would provide that property belonging to the state may be used to display the Ten Commandments and that the right to display the Ten Commandments on property owned or administrated by a public school or public body is not restrained or abridged,‚ÄĚ S.B. 139 reads....
Christopher000 wrote: John, I just realized that the way I began the comment may have sounded like I was coming at you, but not at all.
No worries, Christopher, I grasped your drift perfectly. But please remember that you are a member of the Royal Family, and an ambassador of Christ in particular. Somehow we have to remain humble yet realise the lofty position God has put us in. It is up to each one to represent Christ and his light in this dark world. No-one else has got that light.
John, I just realized that the way I began the comment may have sounded like I was coming at you, but not at all. Strictly for Dave's benefit by using myself as an example. Sometimes I don't word things all that well, causing misunderstandings.
...here, Dave, is that we're all guilty on some level at some point and for any one person to deny that, well, I guess Ladybug's comments on narcissism would be fitting. So...turn that frown upside down there, buddy, or I'll have to beat you with one of those message sticks you sent a pic of.
Immaturity? Sure, let's talk about immaturity. I'm still immature, and probably always will be in some respect, personally and spiritually. Personally, because of the lame joking around I feel I need to do at times, and spiritually because God's Word is much too immense and deep for me to ever refer to myself as being mature. A work in progress is probably the highest level I'll ever attain due to my sin nature, and what God chooses to reveal in His time. At the moment, I might pass for a tiny speck with some smaller specks behind me, and a whole lot of bigger ones ahead of me. I'm ok with being a speck just as long as I'm growing, learning, and doing as I should for God's kingdom, the great commission, etc. Now, should I also speak about embarassment? I think all of us have had those "oops" moments when the fingers typed things we may not have said in retrospect. I've embarrassed myself to the point of disappearing for a couple of days. I have a bad habit of saying exactly what I'm thinking. Consider all I've revealed about my personal life. Consider the times I've argued a position, but was wrong. Consider how I used to speak to people when I first came on board, calling names, belittling, and biting hard with words when I felt disrespected or offended. The point
No problem, Dave. None whatsoever. All forgotten, just as God chooses to remember our sins no more. His salvation and forgiveness is magnificent in its gracious attitude. And BTW, being an adopted and justified soul, you can never perish; you have eternal life through Jesus Christ. Praise God!
Christopher000 wrote: I know John has a forgiving way about himself as well. Some hold grudges and become vindictive which all should examine because that's hardly Christ-like, and quite frankly, pathetic and sad.
Christopher, you're absolutely right about me having a forgiving way. And the reason for that is because I have done the same things myself in the past. It is inevitable that young Christians are not mature, and I still kick myself when I recall some of the things I've said to others, going back years.
It's also inevitable that the younger Christian will vainly imagine they have all their doctrine sorted out, wrapped up, tied with a bow, and ripe for being defended with the utmost zeal.
I love people with zeal, and I love Dave and all his family. He imagines I regard him as unregenerate, yet I've never said that. Maybe he will be thinking over things and asking the Lord for some guidance. I hope so anyway, because at the moment he is rebelling against the Lord while all the time he thinks to be standing up for him. I also have done this in the past; it is still in our nature and needs fighting against.
Here are more 'signs' of a narcissist, "The narcissist is never, ever wrong, and he likes to present ‚Äúproof‚ÄĚ that he is correct. The narcissist cannot accept responsibility for making a mistake and he is expert at diverting the blame to others. A narcissist will never admit even horrendous mistakes and when confronted, he will deflect, delay and tell more lies. He believes he is invincible and perfect." from http://thenarcissisticlife.com/the-narcissist-is-never-wrong/
Again, this is not limited to men only, women are guilty of this as well.
One other thing that I think is a great quality...when you're wrong on something, or think you may be wrong, you are convicted of it and do your best to fix it. That's humility. Many are too strong and proud to ever admit weakness or show any sort of remorse, so don't lose that. You can hit hard because you're passionate and also a bit impulsive, but you admit your faults straightaway and hit yourself back just as hard when you feel you're in the wrong on something. I still think about your argument with Tony some time back about the Catholic Christian thing. You hit hard because you "knew" you were right, going on and on about it. After a time, realizing you were wrong, you stepped right up and apologized profusely, asking for forgiveness. This is a quality and ability not everyone has, so don't lose it.
Hi Dave, I think an earlier comment should be adressed, perhaps, but other than that, simply put...you're passionate about what you believe. You're passionate about God's Word and what's better than that, but...if we feel we're right about something, we would do well to lay out the reasons and proof for our position on whatever, and discuss it. Problem is that some discussions, no matter how long and drawn out, go nowhere, but unless it's a matter of salvation, sometimes things just need to be left be. Everyone's in different places and hold varying views in some areas, whether it be through indoctrination, or simply how they view God's Word on a topic. I think there are always things we can learn from each other, even though we may not agree on the topic at hand in the end.
Christopher000 wrote: I can understand CCM, but do you all believe anything other than singing the Psalms is wrong? If so, what does it matter if the words and phrases align with God's Word?
I ought to mention bro that my contention was that for sure God ordained singing psalms in church worship, and yet today in most churches there is no singing of psalms at all. The inspired songs are dumped in favour of ditties.
Those who do not accept the regulative principle (sola scriptura) are not bothered by that, so they sing whatever they want, irrespective of what God wants and has laid down in the Bible. ___________
Galatians 2:16-17 (16)¬† Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. (17)¬† But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
Here we have Paul teaching the Galatian churches that we are justified by faith alone, from which obedience to law ought to flow naturally.
That might sound argumentative after reading it again, but I didn't intend for it to sound that way, if so. I'm just curious about the reasoning. I realize the topic has come up before but I really never paid attention to it. Should have, I guess, but didn't for whatever reason.