Hi Cora, I'm very sorry about what happened to you in your youth. I pray the good Lord will heal your emotional scars. I just want to caution you to not blame all men for the actions of a few. And to remind you that if we are in Christ, then the color of our skin doesn't matter - it's the condition of our heart that is important.
For those thinking about end of life issues, please read this Christian commentary regarding "physician assisted suicide" which our death culture appears to be embracing: [URL=https://www.christianpost.com/voice/medically-assisted-death-and-the-family-caregiver.html]]]https://www.christianpost.com/voice...[/URL]
My stepmother recently passed away and it was a terrible experience for her and the family... She was on palliative/hospice care and I watched her struggle with death; it was not a death with dignity. When my mother had cancer 20 years ago and the doctors wanted to put her on hospice, I refused. She died a peaceful, dignified death in the hospital. My 83 yr old father is still alive and I'll do the same for him when the time comes.
Great Sermon! Love It! Praise the LORD for the clear preaching of Pastor Hanna on the Biblical viewpoint of abortion and how Christians are to respond to this wickedness that plagues our world today. This sermon is as a breath of fresh air much needed in today's compromised churches.
bygracethrufaith wrote: Calvinists infiltrate SBC; membership levels off. Calvinists reach majority status in SBC; membership declines. Calvinists take over SBC; churches die. Calvinist/reformed churches are dying everywhere, but somehow I am expected to believe that they are "evangelistic." Do the math. Evangelistic churches grow. Calvinistic churches decline and ultimately die.
I hope you aren't serious, but in case you are, please let me assure you that the kingdom of God is as a small mustard seed that will grow and eventually fill the earth. Calvinists are not only evangelistic, we are defenders of the truth and students of the Bible.
Where was Christ in his sermon? And the choir singing "Stand By Me" in a church??? I'm sorry, but America revealed how shallow the black church has become if this is what they preach and sing in Worship. May God forgive us.
Connor7 wrote: "It's all an attack on the IFB church and the KJV. Calvinists are probably involved in this scheme as well, because Calvinism was thought up by that Devil whose name in the Greek is Apollyon but in English is called John Calvin." ???? I've never heard of such strange things - is this a joke or satire? If so, please explain the punchline to me, if there is one.
Great Sermon! Excellent message from Dr. Francis Schaeffer that is not only a look into how we got to where we are today, but what we (the church) must still do to preserve our religious freedoms. May God help us and may He continue to bless the memory of Dr. Schaeffer.
Homeschooled Christian wrote: That's why I'm glad I was homeschooled. I got one-on-one help with reading and math. I wonder if the parents of public schooled children ever helped their children in schoolwork?
I did and I even ran for local school board to make a difference, but sadly the gov't school didn't want the help of a Christian mother. You are blessed to have not attended a gov't school. They've removed all knowledge of God which leaves them empty of wisdom and we're seeing the fruit of that decision. Parents, pull your children out of the gov't schools.
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: Dr. Patterson has been a controversial fiquire at Southwestern Seminary, the statement of counseling women to stay with abusive husbands is not old. However, it should give pause as to whom you marry. Many women are in abusive relationship because they either know in advance or because of by deception of the husband, boyfriend or whatever. If a church going couple has abuse in the marriage, Church discipline should be enacted against the abusive party . If law enforcement needs to be involved so be it. If separating from an abusive husband or wife is needed, so be it. But if reconciliation is not possible then by all means the abused party must legally be separated from the spouse and the church must make efforts to care for the former wife and children. Rendering the abuser outside the church. But keep in mind, the abuser, unrepentant, May seek harm on all parties. The death among women who stay with an abusive husband is epidemic.
Thanks Jim for the additional information. My husband and I also experience retargeting ads; he can see what I'm shopping for and I see what he's been looking at, as well. I'm glad to see Google addressing this even though we must be ever vigilant to protect our religious freedoms.
Great Sermon! Love, love this historical message/biography about Francis Schaeffer. This is truly a church history message that Christians should listen to and a perfect ending for Pastor Phillip's Church History series which I have thoroughly enjoyed and learned much from. Thank you for preserving this series.
Great Message! Dr. Lee went to be with the Lord in 2011 and this message is not only a wonderful tribute to him, but also a reminder to us that we should forgive our enemies and share the Gospel with them just as Dr. Lee did with the man who slayed his elderly father.
The Babylon Bee has posted this humorous satire: Evil Christians Oppress Secular New Yorkers With Delicious Chicken Sandwiches:[URL=http://babylonbee.com/news/evil-christians-oppress-secular-new-yorkers-with-delicious-chicken-sandwiches/]]]http://babylonbee.com/news/evil-christians-oppress..[/URL]
I will apologize for this: I haven't read all the comments and just now saw some written earlier directed to me that I didn't respond to. I have a habit of posting, then leaving to do work, etc. and not reading all the comments in response. I doubt if I'll ever improve in this area; but it isn't helpful and leads to misunderstandings. Watcher, I get what you and others are saying about modesty. I've probably blogged on it in the past. My focus was on the victims of Larry Nassar and defending their honor. I probably do sound grandmotherly because I am a grandmother! Please know I've also lamented over compromise in the church. But I've also come to realize that we aren't all at the same place in our sanctification and to extend grace to others who are trying to live a Christian life. I also think it's vital one is a member of a local church. So, please don't try to be a lone ranger. It won't work. We need each other, as well as hearing the word preached and receiving the sacraments.