4 of my sisters and my brother were all put through Catholic schools, and reading the Bible was big no no, after about 15 once brainwashed, then it's OK to read scripture, but you're not allowed to discern, that was for the pedophile running the show
John Yurich USA wrote: That is a lie about Catholics were told not to read the Bible. I was raised by my Catholic parents to read the Bible almost every day. I am 54 years old so that was after Vatican II. I know the outline of the Bible so well that I can go to any book in the Bible within a matter of seconds.
I am a 31 years old latino, raise in a catholic family, I took Catechism for many years and We never read the bible and when I started to read it myself my grandmother told me "if you do that you going to get crazy" Why she said that? because she was repeating what the local priest preach in the mass. So believe it or not Catholics use this "argument" to keep people from reading the Bible.
Jim Lincoln wrote: JF, since we don't really know what President Trump is going to try, It's a little early to criticize his record-- he doesn't have one yet.
That's disingenuous Jim on two counts. 1. You have committed to never criticising a sitting President so hiding behind his "record" so far is not honest. 2. It is not only reasonable but wise to criticise and oppose his stated intentions, slogans and platform before it becomes his record of folly and wreaks havoc on your nation.
I hate the term African American, I don't know if a certain black person is from Africa or not, so why would I say African American, and if they're American, they aren't African in a legal sense, (not that I know of)
It's just political correctness, BJU has bought in to the political correctness.
Frank Sinatra‚Äôs well-known song, ‚ÄúI Did It My Way,‚ÄĚ was shocking for its blatant ungodliness. Of course what Sinatra stated plainly in that song, ‚ÄúI did it my way,‚ÄĚ is true of every person who does not submit his life to Jesus Christ. Most people just aren‚Äôt as open as Sinatra in stating the controlling force of their lives.
In Genesis 27, four people sing Sinatra‚Äôs song. Isaac does things his way by trying to bestow the family blessing on Esau, in opposition to God‚Äôs revealed will. Esau tries to take back what he had already sold to his brother Jacob. When he is foiled, he plans to kill his brother. Rebekah deceives her aging husband into giving the blessing to her favorite son, Jacob. And Jacob lies to his father and outsmarts his brother. Rebekah and Jacob could argue that they were only trying to bring about the will of God, since God had told Rebekah that her older son would serve the younger. But I‚Äôm not persuaded by those who attribute high motives to Rebekah and Jacob. I think that what you have here are four self-centered people seeking their own advantage. They all did it their way, not God‚Äôs way. In the end they all came up empty and paid a high price for their selfishness.
moments after President Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday, the official White House website was transformed into a set of policy pledges - and absence of them - that offered the broad contours of the Trump administration's top priorities, including fierce support for law enforcement and gun owners' rights to defend themselves, the disappearance of the outgoing White House's policy page on climate change and a notable lack of any directives involving former president Obama's unAffordable sCare Act.
president Trump's several executive actions after he was sworn in at noon: most notable being to overturn a recent mortgage-fee reduction - geared at helping first-time and low-income home buyers - that Obama announced last week
Trump will have other things to focus on: build a wall at the nation's southern border and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed violent crimes.
Trump was happy for rain rather than a half foot of snow- ( or worse- ice storm!)-he liked the warmer DC weather today.
JF, since we don't really know what President Trump is going to try, It's a little early to criticize his record-- he doesn't have one yet. The one thing I liked about the Bloomberg report piece, It took in the effects of the previous administration.
As it said Obama didn't do too bad a job, probably not as good as he would have wanted nor the public either as far as that goes.
"Mr. President, in the Bible, rain is a sign of God's blessing. And it started to rain, Mr. President, when you came to the platform," said Graham. "And it's my prayer that God will bless you, your family, your administration, and may He bless America."
Following his comment on the rain, Graham proceeded to read first from 1 Timothy 2:1-6, which exhorts believers to pray for their leadership.
"I urge then first of all that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people," he said. "For kings, for all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."
"This is good and it pleases God our Saviour who wants all people to be saved," he added.
Graham also acknowledged, "There is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.
He then concluded with 1 Timothy 1:17, which reads "Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen."
-- Trump called for ‚Äúa total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country‚Äôs representatives can figure out what is going on,‚ÄĚ Graham defended him and said he‚Äôd been making the same argument ‚Äúfor some time.‚ÄĚ
Jim Lincoln wrote: If there was one thing that Obama in the economy was using common sense and moderation in trying to return the economy to normal. He hasn't done badly according to Bloomberg, q.v., How Obama's Economic Record Stacks Up. He wasn't a Socialist as the fearmongers try to push on us. Don't worry I'll return to the criticisms.
Trump is way worse, with his toxic mix of -class warfare (borrowed straight from the Marxist playbook), -virulent anti-free market protectionism (which any economist would tell you guarantees economic inefficiency).
The old-style jobs of the industrial heartland have been overwhelmingly lost to technological change, not to developing countries and not to climate change policies.
The active backlash of the anti-Trump protestors and the passive backlash of the empty Republican bleachers today are nothing compared to the backlash that will come from the industrial belts that were duped into voting for him and his incoherent slogans.
As Dan Rather said today: "Our democracy demands debate and dissent - fierce, sustained, and unflinching when necessary." Get with it.
John for Jesus wrote: ----- Where are the verses that show what God thinks of sinners?! These verses show sinners are condemned and will face the wrath of God. However, John 3:16 says that He loves the world. That is how God feels about sinners! "and such were some of you"! Christian's were all condemned sinners at some point. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
In Romans 5:8 it says for US, not all:
28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
He gave His life for many that doesn't mean He died for all. The world in this verse clearly only includes all Christ died for. in the Bible the word world is used 7 different ways!
The 'US' are the same ones He prays for in John 17:9
Who is part of the 'world' that John is talking about in John 3:16:
John 1:29King James Version (KJV)
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Don't see how Jesus has taken away the sins of unbelievers?
The verses I gave also show that the wrath of God ABIDETH that means right now on unbelievers.
Lady_Virtue wrote: I wonder if indeed it is worth it to point out such "firsts." It seems more designed to cause contention, division, and pridefulness than anything else. I really can't see one way or another what difference it makes.
Contention? Huh?why? For racists perhaps, but a big symbolic step for African Americans