So thankful to hear how the Lord is raising up Godly men to do justice. Please pray for our similar situation here in Missouri. So far, those who have ruled have seemed to lack a sense of justice or reality. Next hearing in October!
The "NewGerman", you gentlemen know neither I nor many other people will ever take anything at face value that comes from itâť—
As it can be seen the New York Times staff have a split between the golden oldies and the newcomers on staff. I seriously doubt if there's any disagreement among them about Trump's racial viewsâť—
"In a transcript of the newspaperâ€™s crisis town-hall meeting, executive editor Dean Baquet grapples with a restive staff and outside scrutiny." https://tinyurl.com/y2gdhy9v (The New York Times Unites vs. Twitter)
This seems to be a rather rational approach to the audio tape that I now I agree exists anyway.
PressThink wrote: .... Meanwhile, David Roberts of Vox, who normally writes about climate change, put it this way in an exasperated thread reacting to this post:
What frustrates people is not that they want to see the word â€śracistâ€ť in the paper. What frustrates them is that the countryâ€™s core institutions are under assault by a radical ethnonationalist minority and the sense of crisis is not being conveyed....
excerpt from, "Bad headline, small changes at the New York Times"
So Hitler was the power that be ordained of God, and any Germans who resisted him resisted the ordinance of God, though he killed other powers that be to become a bigger power that be, so that he could kill lots of Jews and others. Churchill was ordained of God to fight against him at the same time. They were a couple of the powers that be. But it was ok for each to fight against the other power that be, because that is war, and wars are fought by nations, not people, so the rules of defense are different.
Such is the mind-bending silliness that derives from reading Romans13:1,2 alone. If we continue with verses 3,4, we find the authority and purpose of the powers that be. There is no contradictory authority granted to them by God. Look it up.
Proverbs 16:12 "It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness."
Hosea 8:4a "They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not:..."
From the news: "The Department of Labor (DOL) announced the proposal Aug. 14, saying the rule guarantees "conscience and religious freedom are given the broadest protection permitted by law."
Agree with Adriel, but maybe for different reasons. Beware of terms like "permitted by law" as regards religious freedom. It isn't permitted by law, it precedes law, but is codified by it. The proper approach is, you exist, therefore you have religious freedom. The law is to serve that reality, or it is no law.
Dr. Tim wrote: Where I work, there are rattlesnakes and other pit vipers, coyotes, bears, bobcats and even the occasional cougar, and in the places where I do business there are sometimes armed robbers. Iâ€™m going out right now to find me a club. Or should I just wag my finger and say, â€śNow yâ€™all be goodâ€ť?
Doc, there have been professing Christians throughout history who have literally just trusted in God only, especially those such as Madame Guyon of France, who believed that all events in their life were as a direct result of the will of God. She was able to do something that is extremely rare within christendom, and for which there is a biblical exhortation, namely, to give thanks in all circumstances. Your comment reminded me of the passage in her autobiography where she found herself in a dangerous situation between places and was confronted by highwaymen, who were all set to do her mischief. She didn't wag her finger or say anything to them, but she merely inclined her head towards them. They turned their horses and departed, leaving her in peace, which peace she had in abundance, because she accepted all things as coming from the hand of the great God. I only read it because....
Douglas Fir wrote: Romans 12: 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord
Some useful definitions,
The biblical meaning of avenge deriving from the Greek term is to privately vindicate, retaliate, or punish a wrong without the proceeding of law or justice
Dictionary renderings for the two words in question,
Revenge is the action of hurting or harming someone in return for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands.
Avenge is to inflict harm in return for an injury or wrong on behalf of (oneself or another)
David practiced self preservation in his measures to avoid being killed by Saul, not as much as self defence which is more as resisting attack to protect from harm or danger. See his prayer here while being encamped by Saul.
"Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: *defend* me from them that rise up against me. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men. For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD."
"The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob *defend* thee"
â€˘ Pell could be sent to a jail known for housing convicted sex offenders and criminals with "special needs" â€˘ The Hopkins facility in Ararat also houses Pell's former housemate, paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale â€˘ Victoria's Corrections Department says its priority is ensuring prisoner safety
--"George Pell likely to be jailed with former friend, notorious paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale"
Cardinal Pell for once could read in the Bible, and then perhaps you would realize that he should make a: https://tinyurl.com/ht63zl9 (Pilgrimage From Rome)âť—đź‘Ť
Unprofitable Servant wrote: 1. Pretty much, ... the way God pushed down the enemies spoken of in the Psalm was through them being killed by the Israelites 2. No one talking about being separated from the love of Christ for His elect. To say those verses promote Pacism would not be consistent with the context
1. The setting is *national*, not personal or private. See, "...thou did drive out the heathen with thy hand, and planted them" However, even in this setting faith prevailed not trusting on their sword, or bow. "For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them" Ps.44
2. Not taking about pacifism, or separation from Christ's love, unprofitable, but pointing to the fact that the sword is a universal ongoing element of trial in this world
Focussing on the first verse, but omitting the second you missed the plot of the answer to the despondency of the previous poster when saying, "Should we allow others to kill us simply because they have a deadly weapon..."
The devotional input intended was that we can be "... killed all the day long; ... accounted as sheep for the slaughter", a precise quotation from Ps.44 above, that cerciorates national trust as referred in the first point
Gee, let me think..aren't roofers risking their lives every day for money? And they don't even get a retirement plan if they last 25 yrs like firemen and police get. More dangerous can be sales clerks at those small convenience stores. I've heard in some big cities, they work behind bullet-proof glass. That's a sign of how dangerous their jobs are, and they do not get a retirement plan after 25 yrs like firemen and police get.
No, I figure it will not show up on many other news outlets because it involves evangelical Christians in Mexico, who have been persecuted by the majority Catholic population for many years. And, any news about drug gangs shooting anyone is not reported because the govt. of Mexico does not want that kind of news to get out and hurt the country's reputation. And then, local newspaper editors and reporters have been threatened with death by the same drug gangs, if they even dare report on their activities. Speaking of newspapers, on a side issue, can I ask the commenters here if their local newspaper still runs a 'religion' or 'faith' page on Friday or Saturday? They will list things like the church service times, addresses, and maybe even special activities like Vacation Bible School or food or clothing drives.