It's about time. I have always considered Mr. Falwell Jr. to be a poor replacement of his father. The things we hear from Liberty University these days are not complemtary. This latest episode hopefully will be the final straw. We know reasonable parents who have spent good money to send their children to this university. Even joking about marital infidelity... What about avoiding all appearance of evil.
I sincerely hope that Mr Falwell is led to repentance and wisdom that comes from a deep and sincere faith in Jesus Christ.
Tim Jones wrote: Why do any of you respond to Jim at all? Do you not understand what the term â€śtrollingâ€ť is and that when you argue with him youâ€™re just feeding into what heâ€™s trying to do?
Your point comes up frequently on this forum. I tend to look at it this way. Probably 100s of people read the posts but they donâ€™t post themselves. That means I will always try to correct someone if I think they might confuse those who are just passing by. Others may have their own reasons for addressing him and I respect them.
I have asked Jim on a few occasions if he was a paid troll and he has never commented.
If he is a troll then exposing his errors is a good thing even if it serves his agenda.
We planted 5 different apple types and 3 different grapes that grow well in our region. Muscadine grow wild here as well. And sassafras so homebrewed rootbeer is in our future. We have plans to add more fruit trees and berry bushes in the future. I had 2 blueberry bushes and 3 gooseberry bushes but they accidentally got mowed down. Have you ever heard of an ice cream banana? A very interesting plant.
Thank you for the corn tips. I can already see where some mistakes were made. I want sheep!!! Maybe one day. Are yours mostly a meat source?
I have thought about keeping bees, Watchmanremo, but we have small and inquisitive great-grandchildren who would probably wander too close to the hive. I know honeybees are gentle, but they do have their limits. Besides, the same poison the government uses on the mosquitoes would probably kill the bees like it does the wild ones.
A Tremendous Source of Reassurance & Comfort â€śHow long O Lord?â€ť were the words penned (probably verbalized too) by David in Psalm 13. Fortunately, Scripture is timeless and Psalm 13 is a personal heart-felt journal that Christians can find themselves relating to, or tempted to speak/think while going through their own painful never-ending trials. If you find yourself in your own isolated cave and need encouragement, pull up a chair and let the Spirit of God minister through Dr. Barnett. This isnâ€™t a sermon but was a presentation that Dr. Barnett gave to foreign students. Because he gave this to foreign students he had to communicate in simple terms which turned out to be an added blessing because bruised, wounded and hurting Christians typically donâ€™t have the energy to focus hard at understanding whatâ€™s being said since theyâ€™re already preoccupied, trying to work through their own trial. This is a very insightful talk on Psalm 13 that sheds light on ways that Christians respond to trials. Dr. Barnett also provides added insight into the elderly and people suffering from illness--although the message can be applied to anyone suffering. Truly, this is a message definitely worth hearing.
Nick wrote: Mr. Lincoln, stop making light of Scripture! That's a dangerous thing to do. Psalm 138:2 says," I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name." Don't disrespect God's word!
Nick, this is way off topic In 1980 before I was saved when I was just beginning to read the Bible for myself, I read they very verse you quoted Jim
For me it was a MAJOR part of God bringing me to repent and put my faith in Jesus Christ as real, the Son of God, my Lord who died and rose again to save me from my sins, and Yes worthy of arrest, imprisonment and death.
I have spent time in a couple of communist countries. What I noticed was no middle class. The rich remained rich because they joined the party. The regular folks stood in bread lines and couldnâ€™t even get medical care. It takes a while to get there, but they will get there under communism or socialism.
If a Christian annoys the government they are often sent off to labor camps or assigned to work somewhere away from their church and family. Or, they would charge them with crimes they didnâ€™t commit.
The way things are going unless God intervenes we are well on our way to socialism/communism. As we all know, the communist party comes before God, family or any type of worship. The only people who might benefit from this are those who hate our Lord and Savior and want to live without working.