Well according to most things I have read lately, it is a cultural crime for a male to actually be a male, so this doesnâ€™t surprise me at all. Today most men wouldnâ€™t and donâ€™ work unless they have to. They are perfectly content to share the economic burden with their wives. So, if a woman can earn 5 times what her husband can, guess who stays home and does the domestic chores?
Plain Old Tim wrote: Jim, if universal healthcare could somehow miraculously eliminate abortions, then obviously there would be no abortions in countries that already have universal healthcare. You know as well as I do that this is not the case. You are way beyond misinformed, Jim. You are a deliberate and contemptible liar.
Well said and let me add that he is a liberal political troll! What Jim promotes although rather coyly is simply black liberation theology.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Do as you wish and feel compelled to do, but I fail to see the need to point out that Trump has faults every time he does something. Iâ€™m not defending him or saying itâ€™s wrong to point out his inconsistencies. How many of us would want our faults thrown at us every time we did something positive? Just something to ponder
Thanks for that thought brother!
I would give more credence to your suggestion if I thought that Trump, his family, his loved ones, or even his friends read my posts. But my guess is none of them are part of the SA family and none of them even stop by occasionally to read the posts.
So, in my case, I don't know Trump, but I know that he confuses many in the body of Christ and that is enough to bring out his inconsistencies.
John UK wrote: Anyone can make a mistake. Indeed, all have made mistakes, some large, some small, some medium size. Mistakes can be called sins, and God be praised, all sins can be forgiven and cleansed and forgotten by the Almighty, through the precious blood of Christ, who bore our sins in his own body on the tree; not one or two sins, but every last one, all sins, no matter when committed, before or after conversion, God knew them each one, and Christ bore them away at Calvary, where he was both priest and sacrifice, satisfying God's justice for all who would avail themselves of his oblation, which is why the evangelist's cry is always: "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
Great comment brother! Yes all of us have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Some have done things that cannot be undone like an abortion and others lesser things that can be undone. But, all can be and are forgiven in Christ. What a blessing the new birth is!
Our heavenly Fatherâ€™s only standard is perfection:
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Backwoods Duck Farmer wrote: Great move Trump! Hypocritical as ever on Trump's part but still a good decision.
I agree with your thoughts! The Trump administration supports all forms of homosexual behavior. Nothing has changed since he came into office and IMO, nothing will. Transsexuals can even join and stay in the military and he is of course the Commander and Chief. All he is saying is people have to be legally married in order for them to be recognized as a legal couple; whoopee!
Now had he said that scripture teaches a marriage is only between a man and woman and his administration would only adhere to that principle, then he would have at least been correct. He will never say that publicly!
When politicians take office they swear an oath to uphold the constitution, not scripture, and of course homosexual marriage is legal.
Neil wrote: I bet donors balked here. Look at the history of such "Christian" institutions, organized according to the principles of the world, rather than Christ. Which have not backslid? Institutionalized Christianity (a precedent established by Rome) has been a massive failure, esp. in an age where bad leaders are rarely held to account (and good ones are persecuted). As an aside, APU might be good for its music program (I once knew a faculty member who lead our choir), but so what? Music has been *vastly* overrated by church leaders. If it isn't, then why is nothing said about musicology in Scripture? Eph. 5:19 is no help here. My inference is, worship music itself is of little importance and should only serve as a scaffolding for the lyrics, like in the metrical Psalter.
Good post Neil and thanks! I also agree with your comments about the importance of music in the church. But, there are those on this forum who will not share our view.
Any Christian or purported Christian institution that even suggest what this university suggested would never get my support "ever". They can say they are sorry or really didn't mean it until they are blue in the face and it wouldn't matter.
John UK wrote: There are believers, and then there are those who really believe. And the numbers who really believe are getting less, and the numbers of those who just say they believe are getting more; and the numbers of those who disbelieve completely are getting higher and higher. I praise God every day that I really believe. Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith, hallelujah! Everything that God has planned will come to pass. Every prophecy, every conversion, every birth, every death. The Lord gives, the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
You said: Everything that God has planned will come to pass. Every prophecy, every conversion, every birth, every death.
I completely agree! God is and has always been in control of the destiny of mankind. Satan is the god of this world only by permission and our holy Father reigns in the hearts of His children.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? 9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
John UK wrote: Roman Catholics aren't what they used to be.
Yes they are certainly different today! When I was young and in the RCC we never referred to ourselves as Christians, but as catholics. Because of people like the Grahams, (and others) the general public refers to them as Christian and views them with the same lens as they do the genuine church. So, when one of their priests commits pedophilia, then the general public simply believes a professing Christian has committed pedophilia.
And they no longer execute those who disagree with them. They now excommunicate them instead of burning them at the state.
Great Sermon! 1 Peter 3:7 You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
Pastor Bradley did the best job with the above verse than I have ever read or heard! He gave our Lord the honor and praise for the differences we see between men and women and made no apology for the differences. I will listen to more of this pastorâ€™s sermons!
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Youâ€™re welcome brother. It is very ironic that the majority of those who support gun control every time there is a mass shooting are also avid supporters of abortion and donâ€™t even see the huge disconnect that is.,never mind that gun control doesnâ€™t lessen murders ( just ask the people who live in Chicago)
Brother, you are very correct about the gun control people. The way they inwardly justify their hypocrisy is simply that shooting someone with a gun is illegal and getting an abortion isn't.
I would bet that most people's moral codes are related to our legal codes instead of scripture. IOW, they have let culture define scripture instead of scripture defining culture.
An easy example is a commercial. If someone does a commercial and lies about a product or their use of that product, no one would say it was actually lying.
Lady_Virtue wrote: You and me both. Indeed, reading Scripture and the Holy Spirit have taught me just how unbiblical feminism is.
Thanks sister! I always appreciate it when you give your support.
Thanks to to you U.S. as well. I didn't go to the link you provided, but I'm sure it was good. I have read where 1 in 3 and sometimes it is stated 1 in 4 women in America have had an abortion. What a sobering thought.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Saw this on Facebook (gasp) Frank and thought you would enjoy it. Feminism is the idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they serve their husband and children
Thanks Luke 17:10!
Yes, the Facebook post was very good and also very true! Thanks for posting it.
As most have figured out, I am really hung up on the ungodliness of the feminist movement. It has infiltrated the societies of the world and even our churches more than most imagine. Itâ€™s negative impact on our Christian walk is something that most donâ€™t ponder. Without it, there would probably be no liberal agendas at all.
God designed men to lead and women to follow. Why He did that; I donâ€™t know, but if He did it then it was a perfect concept.
Christopher000 wrote: So, what positive thing can I say...at least the other 261 million are alive? 830+ lost their lives, lost, most likely...condemned, but I'm trying to be positive. : /
I will often agonize over the living lost souls that will eventually suffer the wrath of God. But I never go beyond pondering over those who have already died. By Godâ€™s love they are with Him in heaven or by His perfect justice, they are not. I know that when I finally take on my incorruptible body I will never even have one sorrowful thought about those who are not with me.
Revelation 21: 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I really don't know if his religious advisors are advising Trump on this, somebody asking Jeffress and Falwell? These people are supposed to have the president's ear. These are the people who should be able to do something about this and other moral problems? excerpt from, "Donald Trump's Many, Many Business Dealings in 1 Map" [ https://tinyurl.com/gtolc3u ]
Now Jim, you and I both know that the reason the U.S. doesn't intervene in the many many persecutions of Christians throughout the world is there is simply no money in it.
You, Trump,Jeffress and Falwell have one common bond; all of you are political christians.
The democrats want women to be able to murder their unborn children as a choice. They donâ€™t consider the life in the womb to be a life. They have a base that pretty much demands this be able to take place whereas the republicans will simply put restrictions on this procedure. One is definitely worse than the other, but both are complicit in murder. I remember Watters on FOX news saying sanctimoniously that abortions should be rare, safe and personal. (Even Hillary's abortion rules are rare, safe and personal) That is the typical political or media conservativeâ€™s thoughts. And then of course we have our Jim who tosses in the fictional life of the mother exception.
The mere fact that the majority of folks living in the U.S. actually support abortions in some form or another is actually still shocking to me.
It is simply a way for the feminists or their supporters to continue to attempt to undo Godâ€™s gender roles. It allows women to have ungodly power and the ungodly ability to determine their own worldly destinies. God designed men to lead and women to follow and that thought has become abominable even in most of our churches.
I pray that those without Christ will be drawn to Him through their circumstances. And those in Christ who have suffered loss, will be salt and light to the lost and fallen world around them, testifying of Godâ€™s love, justice and sovereignty in spite of their circumstances. And that our Lord will provide for all His childrenâ€™s needs.
Christopher000 wrote: Virtually all of the hundreds posted are supportive of the school, and many display toward the few dissenters the â€śtoleranceâ€ť youâ€™d expect (to paraphrase, â€śThose disagreeing are over 50 and will be dead soon, so donâ€™t worryâ€ť). Take a look at that last sentence on my quote from the article. this is the new generation that has grown up into a world having known nothing but what we see today. Indoctrinated from the get go, and taught that any position that deviates from the loose values, morals, and new ways of this nation, and world, are to be rejected as intolerant, bigoted, antiquated, and even hateful. We are the dinosaurs who reject diversity and are standing in the way of the new lifestyles that mere children are being programmed to believe are the way life always should have been, but we bigots just wouldn't allow them to love whom they chose. The suppression has all but ended, the LGBTQ champions for human rights have won, and a whole new age of immorality has been resurrected from the pit. Sodom and Gomorrah has risen from the ashes, in a limited way, but it's dusting itself off, and taking shape to shine bright once again.
Well said Chris! And yes, the world will grow worse and worse and then the end!