Penny, what does McCain's father have to do with it?
Ezekiel 18:14-17 Now suppose this man fathers a son who sees all the sins that his father has done; he sees, and does not do likewise: he does not eat upon the mountains or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, does not defile his neighbor's wife, does not oppress anyone, exacts no pledge, commits no robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with a garment, withholds his hand from iniquity, takes no interest or profit, obeys my rules, and walks in my statutes; he shall not die for his father's iniquity; he shall surely live.---ESV
Hey Ladybug Ezekiel 36 is one of my favorite verses. Here is a good verse to see along with it:
Here is the PROMISE spoken of in Ezekiel 36 Deuteronomy 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy SEED, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
We see who the SEED are in Deuteronomy and the PROMISE: Galatians 3:29
29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's SEED, and heirs according to the PROMISE.
We see what circumcision symbolized which is the circumcision of the heart which makes one in covenant with God: Romans 2:28-29
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Circumcision of the heart is the new birth and I believe this is the promise which is the hope of man: Christ in you the hope of glory.
Well, as I've always complained in the past there would be compromises that had to be carried out if the museum was located in Washington DC. It could not be a proxy evangelical church or they would never gotten permission to put it there in the first place.
Another restriction is the material they wanted to display. Catholic and Jewish authorities would probably not be very happy if their material was used for Christian propagation. They just wouldn't give the material to the Greens for them to display.
Their article is completely wrong that the Museum cannot be used as a research center. The Vatican certainly isn't an impartial organization but many times they let non-Catholic scholars use their Library for research. There is no reason that the Museum of the Bible can't be used for that also, and the Greens have said as much.
I hope they have an Annex to this Library located in some other city even in their home town, of Oklahoma City, then they can use material that wouldn't have any restrictions on it or a city that would put restrictions on evangelizing either.
Kev wrote: Hey James nice to hear from you as well! I like that verse. Hope all is going well.
It is going well Kev. I was reading through the posts and saw you made a reference to his verse.
2 Cor. 3:3 ... written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. 2 Corinthians 3:6-7 (KJV) 6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones...
From the above I believe we can see what is written in the fleshy tables of the heart and what is purged?
Hebrews 9:14 (KJV) 14 How much more shall ***the blood of Christ***, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Romans 5:1 (KJV) 1 Therefore being ***justified by faith***, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 5:9 (KJV) 9 Much more then, being now *** justified by his blood***, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
I agree with your post MS...I have as well. Blessings to all!
The comments here are quite edifying; I appreciate the reference to Ezekiel 36 - 24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
Bill Bullard wrote: The Secretaryâ€™s decision to take no further action on the proposed rule that would have, after 95 years, finally implemented the Packers and Stockyards Actâ€™s (P&S Actâ€™s) prohibitions against unfair and anticompetitive buying practices is deeply troubling.
â€śHis action effectively insulates multinational meatpackers, like the crime-ridden, Brazilian-owned JBS corporation, from any liability for engaging in unfair cattle-buying practices. Perdue is granting these multinational meatpackers a license to retaliate against individual producers and engage in such unfair practices as giving preferential contracts to their favorite, corporate-aligned feedlots while subjecting independent farmer feeders to a highly volatile, ultra-thin, and dysfunctional cash market.
â€śHis action of withdrawing the rule that would have empowered individual cattle producers to maintain the competitiveness of the marketplace by redressing harms inflicted on individual farmers and ranchers shows how out of touch the Secretary is with the realities of the fed cattle market.
Greetings Bros. I like seeing the many wonderful verses describing His love toward us which gives us that assurance. Perhaps here is one more that could be added to that list. I believe that is a great question Chris and hope you are well. You too Kev! Good to see you posting.
1 John 5:13 (KJV) 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; ***that ye may know*** that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
God is the author and finisher of our faith. It's a work He alone can bring about by changing the core nature of a sinner into a saint. Ezekiel 36 is a perfect illustration of what God said He will do in His people.