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SUNDAY, SEP 2, 2012  |  61 comments
GOP Embraces Ecumenism

The Republican National Convention has been an ecumenical event, as people laid aside religious differences in the name of backing Mitt Romney and defeating President Obama.

At this year’s convention, others have stepped up to laud Mr. Romney and his religion, weaving a unified narrative about inclusivity that seems to have bridged fears that religion might somehow divide conservative voters, particularly evangelicals who have strong theological disagreements with Mormonism.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, himself a Southern Baptist minister, mended fences during his Wednesday night convention speech after Mr. Romney’s Mormon religion was an issue in the 2008 presidential primary, when the two men were rivals. ...


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Frank | Clearwater, FL  Contact via emailFind all comments by Frank
Jim,
I am also opposed to most points of theonomy in particular the thought that we can set up Christ's kingdom prior to His return. This Kingdom Now or dominionist philosophy is heresy in my opinion.

I have never said that I am against the ACA. I'm not sure where you came up with that idea. I believe our health care system is broken and needs to be fixed. However, to say that we need to give women a basis to not murder their unborn children is like saying we should give money to a thief so that he won't steal. This is not a misconception since you associate abortions with a lack of financial resources to have a child or to raise a child. That is purely pragmatism. Tell them to get married and to not murder their kids.

Now, remember I am probably not going to vote for either party, but to stay on track, a genuine Christian can't say they are against abortion and homosexuality and then vote for Democrats who are the ones that are like Sodom and don’t even try to hide their agenda.
I look at the politics behind what Obama’s health care law does to birth control and abortions like this. For years anyone who has paid their taxes have paid for abortion through Planned Parenthood. But, I will render to Caesar what belongs to him. But, if I had a choice I would not.

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News Item9/6/12 1:41 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Frank, we don't disagree on many items, though the importance of that item we really do disagree about. I know you don't like the abortion portion of the ACA. I don't have any use for that either. However, universal health care, in my opinion, should be made available. I would state that abortion and contraceptive services are already easily obtainable in fact the ones you think wouldn't be using contraception, are, 98% of them. Most Catholic women use birth control banned by church.

So, I support the ACA for other reasons, pointing out there will be less reason for women to abort if they have pre-natal care. Others would be getting other health services, e.g., Fact Sheet: What the Health Care Law Can Do For You--What's in effect, what's still to come.

But, I have no problem with people who by principle think they should oppose the ACA because of the contraception/abortion provisions in it. They are absolutely wrong, but that won't stop those practices from happening.

Oh, Theonomy not volition.

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News Item9/5/12 4:38 PM
Frank | Clearwater, FL  Contact via emailFind all comments by Frank
Jim Lincoln wrote:
I'm glad you have no illusions about either party, Frank! As you might know, I wonder if a true Christian can be a politician?

Thanks for the links Jim. I am interested in the free will versus volition. I love that sort of thing.

My personal position is that it is impossible for a Christian to hold a high political office and be true to their faith. Politics is the art of compromise and Christianity is not.

In my opinion, you have made voting the art of compromise, so you may agree with my comment, but not its application. There is never an instance when God tells one of His children to do something that is immoral for whatever reason. There must be offenses, but "woe" be to the man by whom the offense comes.

If God wants Obama back in office, then He will use the lost to accomplish that end, not His children.

The antichrist "will" come into power, but I won't help him. No, I am not saying Obama is the antichrist.

See, I stayed on topic.

Jim, you can't win this argument.

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News Item9/5/12 3:09 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
I'm glad you have no illusions about either party, Frank! As you might know, I wonder if a true Christian can be a politician? Hence my support for Jews and not reactionary Free Masons running for office, I hold no sympathy with volition

But some help for people who, for example, see two candidates who have the right idea about the ACA, and you wish to pick the one that is least objectionable to you. I would suggest you look at:

Who's getting the money, and who's giving it?--Open Secrets

Project Vote Smart

Both are good, both are suppose to be non-partisan, the second does give more detail on state and local candidates I believe.

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News Item9/4/12 4:59 PM
Frank | Clearwater, FL  Contact via emailFind all comments by Frank
Jim Lincoln wrote:
Frank, you and other intelligent people make me wonder (by the way, I do think not voting is a valid option ) when the Republicans are great of knowing that "a sucker is born every minute!" --especially in Evangelical circles. Before Evangelicals they waved the "bloody flag," to keep Northern Republicans in the fold. Southerners? The Republicans advocate killing babies more than Democrats,
excerpt from, ...the Affordable Care Act finally makes healthcare affordable and accessible for women.
Read the short summary, if you don't listen to the sermon, The Believer and Politics.
Oh, some more enlightening history, The Gilded Age -- Government Retrenchment and Government Corruption (Very sho
Well Jim, thanks for the response, but you didn't stay on topic. The topic was simply can a genuine Christian vote democratic. I have no illusions about either party as you might suspect.
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News Item9/4/12 4:15 PM
KJV English speaking-Onlyist  Find all comments by KJV English speaking-Onlyist
I say its the pastor job, because it his duty as a expemle of The Shepherd, to protact his sheep. In other word he is to be praying, jealous(Ex 20:3), wary, ext. Praying for those the Lord him under, jealous when someone is unbiblealy trying to serpate the church, wary of who come thought those doors of the building, ect. A pastor's job is serious, I can't fantom of become one(even when it seems the Lord is maybe calling me to be one). A pastor who is called of God must lead, and it is not just work 3 times a week. This is why I believe its the pastor duty. I believe only the people who know the person sould have a say, liked if there 50 people in the church and 20 knowed the person, and the other 30 don't those 30 don't have a say unless they know something about the person(truthly of coase). Act 6:3 have some importent words "look ye out among you seven men of honest report", if the people are going to have a say in the matter they have to be honest, and they have to know them.
And Mike I don't pray for America, I pray Americans, let America can go to hell and let us be use to lead Americans to the gospel. I wonder how many of these Christans who are in the tea parties make it a habit to have tracts on them(yes, I do forget to have tracts on me).
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News Item9/4/12 3:26 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Jim Lincoln wrote:
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The Republicans advocate killing babies more than Democrats,
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News Item9/4/12 2:41 PM
SteveR | Upper Midwest  Find all comments by SteveR
Latcher wrote:
The pastor is just another elder, the preaching elder. He is not 'above' everybody else, (only Jesus claims that position) and it would be dangerous for the congregation to establish him as lone 'leader'. Satan and sin would take advantage of the weakness of a sinner on his own.
God does not appoint one person....
1Cor 12:14 "For the body is not one member, but many."
27 "Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues."
Eph 4:11 "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God..."
Some very conservative seminaries teach that the Pastor holds the office of 'Bishop,' and does hold an elevated position.
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News Item9/4/12 2:41 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Ah, and the congregation didn't pick the elders all of the time either.

Titus 1
5 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might set in order what remains, and appoint elders in every city as I directed you,
6 namely, if any man be above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.
7 For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,
8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
10 For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,---NASB

Setting Up Leadership in the Churches

Oh, politics bring back the Populists! :alert The Gilded Age--Election of 1884. Mike Lofgren -- Independent.

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News Item9/4/12 2:35 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
KJV English speaking-Onlyist wrote:
I say a Christian who votes is putting doudt in who God wil put in. An don't play the "one who does not votes sould not speak" on me.
Next year I'd be 18, and I plan to never vote, from that day onward.
Congratulations. Remarkable how often apathy is justified by saying God will take care of it. Kind of like burying your talent. Didn't work for that guy, either.
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News Item9/4/12 2:27 PM
Latcher  Find all comments by Latcher
KJV English speaking-Onlyist wrote:
I believe that is the pastor's job, because he is the leader of the church
The pastor is just another elder, the preaching elder. He is not 'above' everybody else, (only Jesus claims that position) and it would be dangerous for the congregation to establish him as lone 'leader'. Satan and sin would take advantage of the weakness of a sinner on his own.

God does not appoint one person....
1Cor 12:14 "For the body is not one member, but many."

27 "Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues."

Eph 4:11 "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God..."

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News Item9/4/12 2:27 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Frank, you and other intelligent people make me wonder (by the way, I do think not voting is a valid option ) when the Republicans are great of knowing that "a sucker is born every minute!" --especially in Evangelical circles. Before Evangelicals they waved the "bloody flag," to keep Northern Republicans in the fold. Southerners? The Republicans advocate killing babies more than Democrats,
BBC News wrote:
Fact: Before ACA, pre-natal care wasn't normal women's care. Some 87% of insurance plans on the individual market did not offer maternity or labour and delivery as part of their coverage package.

Women have been going into debt, declaring bankruptcy, ruining their lives; all to give birth.

excerpt from, ...the Affordable Care Act finally makes healthcare affordable and accessible for women.
Read the short summary, if you don't listen to the sermon, The Believer and Politics.

Oh, some more enlightening history, The Gilded Age -- Government Retrenchment and Government Corruption (Very sho

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News Item9/4/12 1:27 PM
SteveR | Upper Midwest  Find all comments by SteveR
KJV English speaking-Onlyist wrote:
I believe that is the pastor's job, because he is the leader of the church, and he sould know what you is truly God wants.(Acts 6:6) The people choose, but the apostle had to first lay their hand unto them. It the pastor who makes the final desison.
In most cases, the Pastor does qualify the candidates. Upon his approval, the candidates for Deacons and Elders are then put to a vote...to ascertain that 'good report' Paul demanded when writing young Timothy.

Whether its an official election or not, the Pastor has to solicit opinions from his congregation.

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News Item9/4/12 1:21 PM
KJV English speaking-Onlyist  Find all comments by KJV English speaking-Onlyist
I believe that is the pastor's job, because he is the leader of the church, and he sould know what you is truly God wants.(Acts 6:6) The people choose, but the apostle had to first lay their hand unto them. It the pastor who makes the final desison.
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News Item9/4/12 1:14 PM
SteveR | Upper Midwest  Find all comments by SteveR
KJV English speaking-Onlyist wrote:
I say a Christian who votes is putting doudt in who God wil put in. An don't play the "one who does not votes sould not speak" on me.
Next year I'd be 18, and I plan to never vote, from that day onward.
What is your opinion on electing Elders and Deacons at an annual Church meeting?

1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

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News Item9/4/12 1:04 PM
KJV English speaking-Onlyist  Find all comments by KJV English speaking-Onlyist
I say a Christian who votes is putting doudt in who God wil put in. An don't play the "one who does not votes sould not speak" on me.
Next year I'd be 18, and I plan to never vote, from that day onward.
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News Item9/4/12 11:24 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
voter wrote:
Is voting our Christian DUTY??
1Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
Almost thou persuadest me to vote.

Thankfully, seeing as I am fully submitted to the God-ordained authority, I am informed by those in the know that I am not commanded by that authority to cast my vote, but can abstain with their blessing. If such a pass comes upon us when voting is mandatory, then of course I shall vote, probably for The Monster Raving Lunatic Party!

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News Item9/4/12 11:01 AM
voter | UK  Find all comments by voter
John UK wrote:
I've not voted for years.
So thats how we ended up with David Cameron and Nick Clegg.
Its all John's fault.

But John seriously if we are to vote only for the perfect sinless man then ....

Remember that "there is none righteous no not one"

Would you vote for "John UK"?
As you know he's a real sinner.

So how do we decide?
Seeking the best man for the job?
Do we always look for Christian doctors?
Christian teachers?
Christian plumbers?
Christian......?
And when we arrive at the bottom of the list - Christian politicians???
(Is that an oxymoron today)

Or do we trust in God for all circumstances situations institutions and providence in this life?

Dictionary:
"Providence" = God, especially when conceived as omnisciently directing the universe and the affairs of humankind with wise benevolence"

Is voting our Christian DUTY??

1Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

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News Item9/4/12 5:21 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Frank wrote:
Well John, you have no idea how much you have been an encouragement to me and I'm sure to others, so if the Lord blessed you through that scripture then I will thank Him tonight.
Just think, one day the old man won't even be an issue.
The Lord be praised! I was blessed indeed!

Such bliss when that old man bites the dust.

Mike New York
It seems that your voting system is similar to ours. It is all wrong, as you have spelled out. Not voting for X puts Y into power. For as long as I know, the UK has been a 2 horse race, and the third, fourth and fifth candidates have no chance. And so folks who would ordinarily vote in truth if they had the opportunity, end up voting a lie for one or other of the 2 main parties, lest the other gets in. All wrong, and NOT democracy. Currently, we even have the third horse coalitioned by Tory Cameron who did not win sufficient votes for outright government on his own. The whole system needs a revamp, because although we can cast a vote, we don't really have the choice of who actually stands.

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News Item9/3/12 11:32 PM
Alan H | Washington State  Protected NameFind all comments by Alan H
The political motto of the day is:

"Do whatever it takes to win!!!"

But in doing that - WE All LOSE!!!

Prov. 29:2 "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."

God help us! We have great reason to mourn, but Jesus Christ doesn't need our vote; He was elected by God and He's already on the only throne that matters.

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