I personally can come to no other conclusion than that no one wants to end this endless debate about this already settled disagreement.
The verses I gave in former posts, coupled with the fact that I find no prescription in the Word of God for torturing and murdering persons into the Kingdom of God, have brought me to the point that I can give no more thought or credence to the leader of this activity, than to the unretracted edicts of this sect, bolstered by Mr. T. Aquinas, to the effect that Protestants may be murdered by the adherents of it. The reason this is not still being perpetrated today is because Protestants are no longer a mean and beggarly minority... or perhaps Rome has just gotten soft. At any rate, I certainly do not want to rob everyone of their entertainment, so... have fun, and God bless.
It certainly does look like ever more blatant subjugation of the populace through forced dependence. If it is not possible to help each other in an atmosphere of community, who else can you turn to save the accomodating government?
The way that this essentially socialist regime is going about this is actually very clever. Perhaps too clever for them.
To my understanding, the mentality behind our alliance with Israel, was not so much that we agreed with their policies, but that, albeit it tacitly, we believed that these were the people of God. Naive perhaps, but if that were the case, then I have lost count of the immediate anti-Christian (to the mind) decisions this 'Christian' individual has made.
Absolutely, Here24; even if we could 'prove' to the satisfaction of the meaning of the word, that Jesus rose from the dead, it would not be enough for the unbeliever. Besides, what would he do with that information, if it was nothing more than 'proof'.
lyn, I think John Yurich USA simply meant that 'Jesus' earthly remains disappeared from the tomb', not disappeared entirely... I think.
The look on the surprised bank robber's face, when his partner turns on him, will be worth the price of admission. To make concessions with, nay, to be imposed upon by aberrant thinking, will surely come back to bite you 'in the you know where'.
The Calvinist, in his desire to know Christ, the fountain of all wisdom and knowledge, dives into this quest by searching more and more into Him. This necessarily issues in a clearer view of ourselves in His light. Humility, brokenness, and a desire for more knowledge cannot be far behind. Knowledge which, in its most minute detail, will guide us in our pursuit of His two great commandments.
Forgive us our grave or overbearing exteriors; our greatest desire is to share what we have been given.
Sadly, pew view, like the gospel, the truths of Calvinism, and the consequent blessings of understanding, are only ours to offer, not to 'give'. For those who cannot see its truth, there remains only prayer.
Oddly, it has only one (albeit ubiquitous) enemy, as you have stated ... self.