Well Mike, it all depends on whether he was speaking ex-cathedra, from his infallible seat, or as a mere, fallible, fallen human. I'm assuming whenever he speaks, its basically from his seat, so he must be right.
From the news: "Evangelical leaders, including Russell Moore, Kay Warren, and Beth Moore, have criticized Christians who continue to defend Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore despite allegations that he sexually assaulted teenage girls while in his early 30s."
"...criticized Christians who continue to defend.... despite allegations..."
Good for Christians who need a bit more evidence than conveniently timed accusations. Bad for Russell Moore and Rick Warren's wife who have fingers in the air to see which way the wind might be blowing.
Too bad he joined with all the other ignorants who moan about greenhouse gas emission. Greenhouses are full of plants, plants emit oxygen. Why is that a bad thing? Pope guy needs to get out more, get some fresh greenhouse gas. It helps to clear the mind.
Chris 000 Yes, the issue has been, as often is, the handling of the matter. Both sides had reasoning flaws, which in the light of how people usually over react and act here, - as it were merely by responding via an 'automatic-pilot-mode', made it virtually unadvisable to engage in the conversation, in order to avoid potential personal insult, the risk of being misunderstood, or misrepresented, or simply of getting muddled up in an out-of-hand fray.
Certainly, the utopic/imaginary monopoly of truth some believe to have can get in the way of true Christian charity and blind accurate perception, even to the point of accursing a true Christian fellow, especially when reason is governed by presupposed agendas, systems of man-made theology or personally preconceived notions.
This article wins todays prize for the most twisted, warped and lunatic decision of the mindless bureaucrats who run this country. The deranged imbecilic 'trans' ideology is so far from being normal that those who believe and support it must be asinine or inept in human thought. Satan's Politically Correct Liberalism is showing these people to be aberrant to the extent of absurd in their contribution to society. Sadly many of them are politicians bureaucrats and people in authority.
Come Lord Jesus, Come soon. Amen.
Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,"
PS: Have you noticed that the Greek in this verse translated "fools" is the Greek word for "moron" Thus - 'They became morons.'
Lunacy is right...what odd times to be alive in. I was flipping through channels a couple of days ago and stopped on the Ellen show because there was a little boy applying makeup in a mirror. Kim Kardashian walked up behind him to surprise him with a bunch of freebies from her cosmetic line. Already having his long, fake lashes on, lipstick, eyeliner, lip liner tweezed eyebrows, an face makeup, etc., he jumped up to hug her and began crying. The kid was probably like 10 or 11, and I was just mesmerized and shocked over how this disgusting nonsense is being glamorized, encouraged, and accepted as a new way of life and living. Just so amazingly odd how things have changed so quickly since the sodomites were allowed to finally marry. Their wickedness has taken a nation, and this world, by storm.
I'm not gonna lose a brother or a sister over this, and I can see that we're viewing things a bit different, Kev and Ladybug. My issue isn't with the original topic, it's with its handling and the human nature that overtook it. For the last time...I AM NOT with John on this one, but I'll stand right by his side when anyone says this man who clearly loves the Lord and is doing his best to do his very best is of Satan and hell-bound. Who here hasn't been in error and not seen clearly? Who has risen to such lofty heights that they've mastered all and are error-free, forevermore? Yes, he's fighting for something I disagree with, and I don't disagree with you all, but because he's immovable at this particular moment in time, he's lost? Give me a break. Say he WAS lost...you should be pleading with him and praying for him, not drawing his ire so you can say, see how he speaks to us? I consider you to be a dear brother and sister. I'll find it real interesting to see who holds bitterness towards me after all the righteous preaching. I love both of you in Christ, and I don't care for some things John said either, so it's not like I'm digging in and being unreasonably blind or choosing sides. Everyone made some wrong, reactionary comments, and yes, BG must be viewed as a whol
According to any Biblical or even American man-made system of law, until Moore admits these allegations (or until we get at least two witness per incident (or something else concrete)), we are precluded from admitting him innocent or guilty.
His opponent has publicly (on his website) supported state-funded child killing, destruction of the freedom of conscience/religion, state-wide stealing and covetousness.
While our country kills millions of kids and destroys the definitions of human sexuality, Jim blathers about reconstruction. What a joke.
Another Michael wrote: Living dangerously here It is heartbreaking some will think they are believers, claim to be but their lack of Love (the Greatest Commandment and the 2nd) will turn out to be a house built on sand Reference Matthew 7:13-27 I weep for them who take joy in hating the born-again children of God, and for that matter the lost as well
1 Thess 3:12,13
Dear Kev It is my opinion/observation that any genuinely born-again individual will have both the reality of the Love of God poured out in their hearts by the Holy Spirit and instant perfection in this? NO! An ongoing process of sanctification to genuinely live this Love out in one's life
For anyone who is taking seriously the wonderful commandment of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to love others, the prayer the Spirit moved Paul to write:
(12) And may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; (13) so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. 1 Thess 3:12,13
Is a beautiful and so needed prayer to be praying, because the Love of God is at the heart of our faith and obedience
Pr4:20My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
24Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. 25Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. 26Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. -/ The heart of a loving Saviour reaches to Protect! From broken hearts. -- Dt 30:16In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 17But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 18I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days ..."