"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:21-23)
GS, a knowledgable sermon "Misconceptions on Headcovering" by a Dr. Richard Bacon here on SA. My husband and I studied 1 Corinth. 11 at length several years ago now and heard every comment why women were not to wear a covering in corporate worship. This sermon helped us sort through this topic using nothing but Scripture and is a great reason why I now were a covering while in church.
You are quite right that if this was talking about actual hair as the covering then any man with a shred of hair on his head is in direct defiance of God's will. Yet, it is true, a woman's hair is given to her as her glory - which is EXACTLY why it is to be covered during corporate worship: it is her outward acknowledgment that she accepts God's hierarchy, the one Eve tried to usurp, and gives God all due respect. It also beautifully functions to let my husband know I respect him and the position God has entrusted to him. "But if anyone wants to argue about this, we have no other custom, nor do the churches of God. (1 Corinth 11:16). This verse simply means that this is the end of the discussion. Paul has spent 16 verses explaining himself and leaves it as the final word. Hope this might help!
Ohhhhh... The story is even MORE interesting, in case someone was wondering:
"the school boardâs official statement. Read carefully:
'The School District policies IGE, IJ, IJA, KEC (available on the school district website) refer to the procedures for the use of novels containing controversial material. The district will take immediate action to revise these policies to include notification that requires parents to accept controversial materials rather than to opt out. Furthermore, the notification will detail more specifically the controversial material.'"
Catch that? "requires parents to accept controversial materials..." At what point does the prey realize it has been caught and is being devoured?
penny, you've said it before and now we see, so very quickly, the fruit of this rotten tree producing exactly what we all expected!
Moreover, WHY do parents send their kids to places where the parent obviously has zero control over what their kids see/read/do?! The parent cows to the school board eventually as if they "just have no other choice". Indoctrination from a government entity - call it what it is.
"Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. Resist him and be firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world." (1 Peter 5:8-9)
They have been a living example of God's merciful "peace that passeth undestanding". Your prayers will be a great blessing as they deal with the grief of losing part of their hearts. Thank you! God will be glorified!
âTherefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didnât collapse, because its foundation was on the rock." (Matt. 7:24-25)
The rain has fallen on my dear friends but I know their faith in a greater God is carrying them through this time of immense loss and grief. Let it be said of us then, "Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep." (Rom.12:15) for "Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted." (Matt. 5:4)
"So they took the bull that he gave them, prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, âBaal, answer us! â But there was no sound; no one answered. Then they danced, hobbling around the altar they had made." (1 Kings 18:26)
Couldn't help but think of Hillary and her "glimps" of "Christian faith" when I read this!
"U.S. law prevents anyone from suing Merck or any other vaccine manufacturer as the U.S. Congress gave them total immunity from civil lawsuits in 1986, and that legal protection which gives them a free pass to put as many vaccines into the market as they want to, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011. In addition, the National Institute of Health receives royalties from the sales of Gardasil. So donât expect objective, true information from the U.S. mainstream media, or your U.S. doctor." (From the article)
This statement alone should cause parents to take a moment and do some seriouse research before having their children shot up with the vaccine cocktail of the day.
Dorcas, I was laughing so hard at your recliner comment... Just a few hours before bed that night, I had sat down in my husbands recline with the baby. One of the little boys decided Mom needed her feet up and flipped the recliner open. I was prepared but the almost-2-year old brother who happened to be walking directly in front of the foot rest at precisely the wrong moment was NOT! It literally flung him off his feet and the look on his face was absolutely hillarious. He was completely unharmed and, as a matter of fact, the two have been trying to figure out how to recreat their stunt. See? Even for "recliner time" there are seasons... Our recliner time is a little less restful! Lol
Dolores, my parents love to tell me "Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your teenagers." I can honestly say our children bring us so very close to the throne of God all day, every day - for a variety of reasons, but what a blessing!!
Jules, quite agree! Our oldest boy loves Lego's and his grandparents got him The Lego magazine two years ago. We have thrown out the last four issues because the entire magazine has turned into witches, worlocks, human-animal hybrids, vampires and all the baddies from the movies I grew up with (Star Wars, superhero's...). Are Lego's from the Devil? No way. But the Lego's people have turned them into far more than their original creativity outlet and pounced on the money that is MORE than available from popular media. Too bad for the kids because the images and lifestyle being promoted to their little minds is going to wreak havoc in the soon-to-come years.
Ok, so I know we aren't supposed to double up the comments here, but, I am.
Frank, haven't seen from you for a while (granted, I'm in a busy season so I haven't followed anything here closely of late). Just wanted to let you know you, too, are in our prayers. I do hope things are going well with you and yours.
Dolores, we can all speak the truth in love - we need not pay any attention to the slights of others. I appreciate your candid comments whether I agree or not. Your input is still thought provoking and often turns me toward the word of God. What could be better than that?
Dorcas and Lurker - we pray for your families every night during our family worship. My husband and I have a list of our many, many family members who are SDA, Catholic, nothing or "Chr-easters" (you know, attend church only on Christmas and Easter). You're not alone in praying for the Holy Spirit to pour Himself into your families!
44 and 46 years, now THAT is something to truly celebrate! What God has put together, let no man separate. We serve a great God! A big congrats to you both!
JSC, I have often read and heard people struggle with what you are describing. Might I offer another way to look at this. I am not a nationalist in the respect that I eat, sleep and breath "American". However, God put me in this country, with her people and her laws and her history. While my allegiance is to Christ and Christ alone, not the flag, God's sovereign will has me here and I believe it is so that I might labor in this country for His glory. I can relate to the people, I can draw from it's history (right or wrong). While we are indeed to go out into all the world, that "world" starts right on your doorstep. Where you were born, let there be a burden on our hearts for those people - after all, it was God's perfect will that you might be a part of that ethnicity and background! He was not mistaken or wrong, but perhaps He wishes for us not to disparage the country, but pray for and witness to it's people! For those reasons, I support the peoples who live and work here - it is the mission field I was born into. Just my opinion! God bless!