Jim Lincoln wrote: Douglas Fir, it is interesting that, --"Half of House Democrats back launching impeachment proceedings" https:/tinyurl.com/y97upop Just about half the country also wants to see Mr. Trump face impeachment proceedings, but many including Nancy Pelosi would like to see a much larger percentage than that before they really go after Trump.
How about providing a list of Trump's Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors, Jim?
Jim Lincoln wrote: One should read the article, https://tinyurl.com/y86hs2z (Who‚Äôs Afraid of a White Minority?) -- "The battle over how to project the future population of the United States has profound political implications." What happens in 200 years it's of not too much importance, I would think that Christ would return long before then ---
No doubt that's true. Lucky for you, not having to put up with an Amish driven white majority.
John UK wrote: Mike, are you saying that I haven't removed a pebble and cast it into a ditch lately? Or are you saying that I haven't done what Jesus said to do in Mark 11:23 lately?
Not saying much, John. There isn't much to say, unless you define what it is you think Jesus is saying. And even so, there may still not be much to say. All I have discovered is Strong's says the Greek from which this particular "mountain" derives means mountain or hill. What do you think? Shall we cast this into the sea, and seek something more profitable?
sperry james wrote: The population of Amish is projected to be greater than the population of the USA estimated in the upcoming years if the Amish rate of growth becomes increasing the same as the present. According to the report their birth rate has to be controlled otherwise this will cause difficulties in many cases as on average they have 6 to 7 children per family which are double to the US families.
It doesn't seem to be causing difficulties for them.
John UK wrote: Well done Mike, you are half the way there. But will you press on, or retreat back? We are agreed that what Jesus said is true. We are agreed that when he used the word mountain he did not mean a mountain. We are agreed that when he talked about moving something, he was not talking about moving something. We are agreed that when he talked about the sea, he was not talking about the sea. Now we are getting somewhere! Now Mike, can you press on and go down the hill on the other side? Go for it, bro.
Press on to what? Don't get what you're after, John. I do know you haven't removed a pebble and cast it into the ditch lately. Nor have I. Guess our faith is weak?
Neil wrote: --- And even critics of mass media have their own agendas (e.g. selling precious metals) and should not be given a pass just because they don't trust CNN and MSNBC. How many decades have these guys, like Rapture advocates, been writing books predicting the economic Sky Will Fall any minute now?
Agenda prophets are always predicting that which profits them. As for true sky is falling scenario, with trillions of debt, and without ending the totally undisciplined spending, how can it not happen at some point? Unless we be the first in history to bypass the balancing of the economic books.
John UK wrote: Okay Mike, I don't know anyone who would disagree with you about that. But it seems there are plenty who will disagree with Jesus about this:- Mark 11:22-24 KJV (22)¬† And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. (23)¬† For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. (24)¬† Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. ---
Well John, I don't know of a single Christian ever, who moved a mountain and dropped it into the sea. Do we suppose it is a result of lack of faith, or might it be that such display would be more about their own look-at-me egos than a demonstration of faith in God? Since you personally have not moved a literal mountain into the sea, are you lacking in faith? I doubt it. And if you really want a test, try moving a pebble and tossing it into a ditch by just believing it can be done. So, are the performance of circus acts by faith truly what Jesus was conveying here?
John UK wrote: Hi Mike, I do not know what "putting up some larder" means, but my example was in Acts 12:5, when there was no parachurch groups of lawyers ready and willing to help your apostle out of jail, so they turned to the Lord of the Universe, and Lo, Behold, an answer of great magnitude. These were the days when buildings shook when the power of God came in response to prayer, and great things were accomplished in the name of Jesus. Compare today's church bro. I hope you don't think the Acts 12:5 believers were also sluggards, Mike.
Of course not, John. Acts 12:5 is a good example of why circumstance matters. The example of ant and sluggard is for those who don't prepare in season for the coming winter. Those I referred to who say preparing for lean times is not trusting the Lord's provision, are indeed sluggards.
The Lord provides crops in season, and brains to use in the harvest and keeping of them.
Proverbs 6:6-8 "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Proverbs 20:4 "The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: No, the reason to defund PBS and NPR is because they should be allowed to compete in the marketplace on their own without taxpayer subsidies. If their programming is so worthwhile then advertisers will come. If it is not then we don't need to waste taxpayer dollars supporting it.
Jim likes all things government. Exception for Repubs, render to Caesar whatever Caesar wants.
John UK wrote: How sophisticated and modern, bro. And so much better than trusting solely in God. Acts 5:18-20 KJV (18)¬† And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. (19)¬† But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, (20)¬† Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. Isn't prayer any good any more? Acts 12:5 KJV (5)¬† Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. Acts 12:6 KJV (6)¬† And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. How on earth can even God get Peter out of such a situation? Better to call some lawyers and pay good dollars for an advocate. Oh really? What about moving a mountain by faith alone? Trusting in God and the name of Jesus? Oh, we don't do that sort of thing any more, we've progressed since those days. Eh?
Application depends on circumstance, bro. I've heard from those who do not put up some larder that doing so shows distrust in the Lord's provision. But this is the sluggard's way, not the ant's.
Civil rights are rights granted by government. The right to worship God in our own way, unencumbered by governments, or government-approved religious organizations, is not a civil right, but granted by God. That understanding is what led to the First amendment, which codifies it into law. Should there be issue with Christians obeying such law, or in expecting that authorities who are also subject to such law, do likewise?
Wouldn't it be nice if the Democrats take the high road, and not to "gun-violence" politicize another tragedy? But just as the sun rises in the east, so shall they foam at the mouth again. Watch and see.
We should remember that typical media descriptions of groups like this would be they are racist, white supremacist, etc.(Even though they are open to all races, colors, and flaky sexual preferences) Meanwhile, the dressed in black and masked cowardly thugs hilariously calling themselves Antifa (for anti-fascist) who have often gone around beating up people they disagree with, are called "protesters" by the same media. Fascist behavior from so-called anti-fascists.
Check out this convoluted statement from the Atlanta Black Star, 7/28/19 edition:
"However, the concept of a Black white supremacist is not so far-fetched as many would think, as pro-Trump, white supremacist gangs with Republican Party affiliations are engaging in street violence against anti-fascist protesters ‚ÄĒ with the participation of Latino and Black members.
Black white supremacists and Latino white supremacists? This is how the lunatic left processes things it cannot understand, and will not discuss honestly. The connection to Trump and Republicans in general must be injected. It's in their script. No critical thinking allowed. If you support Trump, you must be white supremacist. Whatever your color or race. If this is not insane, I wonder what is?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike, I assume masterweld has rejoined the Republican Party after being a party after temporarily being a Libertarian. No doubt he kept his Republican beliefs as a Libertarian. I'm surprised you didn't complain about Mr. Trump's conversion from being a Democrat before joining the Republican party to run for President? I assume Mr. Weld would not support the large deficits that the Republicans are now ignoring?
Well, Jim, we know no conservative Republican could become a governor of Massachusetts, as Weld, and Romney for that matter, did.
I don't recall you complaining about Obama doubling the national debt during his 8 years, spending more in 8 years than all the previous presidents combined. Was that because you refuse to comment on sitting presidents?
John UK wrote: Mike, from what I've read on fascism, they are extreme right and would not accept perversions such as the LGBTQ crowd promotes. Perverts and homosexuals may have some traits associated with fascism, but so may any group. But fascism has an end in view specifically, and it is not liberal or modernist or socialist or anything far left. I watched a documentary last night on the clashes happening in Portland, and there was an interview with the "Proud Boys", who appeared to be promoting fascism. ---
Most would agree with you, John. But I have a different take. Liberty is not a position centered somewhere between different totalitarian views. If the far left is composed of authoritarian control, totalitarianism of one form or another, then the extreme opposite would have to be no authority, or anarchy, not fascism, which is very authoritarian. The commonly held understanding leaves no place for anarchy. Fascism and Communism both hold the state as supreme authority, reject democracy, and require submission. More alike than either admit. If they fight, it's over who should rule the world, (ex.: Nazis & vs. Communists in WW2) Different in approach, not goals. Both anti-freedom. Six of one, half dozen of another...
From the news: "The shocking admission comes a week after Harris publicly announced that he and his wife, Shannon, were separating after 20 years of marriage, but would remain ‚Äúfriends‚ÄĚ as they continue to raise their three children together."
No, they will raise their children separately. One or both will lie to their kids and tell them they love them. Only speculating next, but it's been done thousands, if not million of times- It would not surprise to discover he has a girlfriend. Or worse.