I think it would be good to remember the writings of Wurmbrand and the Soviet block. A wave of people took power that wanted to eliminate the Christian witness. In Russia tens of millions of Christians and others lost their lives. A new idea was created in this super secular society in which the state was now the highest power on earth. truth was derived from them. they taught evolution in their schools and if the state did not speak of "God" then He did not exist.
When "science" decides to destroy "religion", what's really being said is that state collective thought is going to suppress the free expression of individuals as they see and experience Creator God in the world around them.
These things should be called to the light, well done.
Ironically, the more they suppress moral responsibility before Almighty God, the people lose their intelligence.... because science becomes a mere destructive force outside of the confines of the Creator of that science.
1517 gave a biblical description of the end times.
Christ said that we would have tribulation.
But God is working out His plan for the salvation of many and the Resurrection is coming. So is Judgment Day.
Many of my beloved friends are caught in the Left Behind version of the "end times". They have come to believe they should sequester themselves from the activities of the world, and just let it fall apart, thinking it this great pessimism, there's nothing they can do. Christ has called us to be salt and light and take up our cross. The Kingdom of God is still being built to this day and for those who refuse to carry on the mantle, God is able to raise up others who will. Amen.
I don't know, how bout we keep on where we are going, and just bury the truth and we'll talk about it in another 20 years when it doesn't hurt so much.
hey, even better, lets talk about how the RCC was so apt to destroy Christians to protect their political system some 400 years ago.
let's live in the past and judge the people of the past for not living in their day and dealing with its issues.... slavery, for instance, why didn't those Christians take the high moral ground?
what about, such as we see in the movie amazing grace, how Wilberforce took the high society people in a boat past the slave ship, with its rancid smell.
they put their little hankerchief to their noses and closed their eyes to get the smell out. and what did he say, "breathe it in". in other words, take it in, this is what we are, we say we are so high society, eating our little sugar cakes while we close our eyes to the slave ships made to capture the workers who would work the sugar cane plantations.
let's talk about movies, sports, let's gossip anything, the sky's the limit.
so here's another "crazy guy" thing that Mr. Assad has done.
while studies show over and over again the harmful effects of gm foods, as American children get statistically sicker...
....Japan and Korea had to temporarily suspend wheat orders from America's northwest because non approved gm grain found in order, as they vehemently oppose gm seed for the health of their people.
many Europeans make laws banning gms for the health of their people.
Here we see, that among 100 articles in new Iraq gov, Bremer made sure there was provision for US monopoply GM grain, meaning that if an organic Iraqi farmer's grain crosspollinates with M seed, they will then be drug to court for "stealing" from M.
just war is based on true understanding of what is going on.
and until evangelicals are willing to acknowledge this, their efforts will be in vain.
they are currently in a position of what could be called state sanctioned offensibility... in other words, they are only offended by the things state sanctioned to be offended by.
example, the foreign paid rebels gang raped a girl and mutilated her body -- state is not sanctioning that this be played on msm, therefore, Christians will not observe the footage themselves nor make their own opinion about it.
there's rumors of hundred thousand dead and millions on the run since this invasion of foreigners... but other than that, we are going to debate the state sanctioned offensibility of assd gassing his people, with no evidence given that he did it.
it is a useless exercise in futility, until Christian leaders are willing to put their love of Christ and truth and righteousness, and the love of the brethren...... above their affiliations and institutions.
just war theory went out the door a number of years ago. it should be brought back.
but it comes with a heavy price, one I'm not sure churches are willing to take... unless God changes our hearts and restores us back to Him.
yes, evangelicals are eeyores blaming Obama because for 40, 50 years they have been taking a pill called the birth control pill, who's third mechanism is abortifacient.
you can say it a million times. you can show them the literature, it says it in all the doctor's manuals, which are publicly available at the libraries. you can play supreme court cases where experts clearly explain it. you can show how prochoice websites cleverly avoid the issue by changing pregnancy from conception to implantation.
you could reason that prochoicers like the inherit dilemma, because it would become a challenge to any prolife bills that might succeed, in which life begins at conception...
you could in fact, state the facts. Write it out, give scientific lectures on the body.... but they will not listen.
willfully refuse to find out for themselves, yet ever judging others.
anyone find this interesting, that this is what we are doing.... meanwhile China is making currency treaties outside of the petrodollar. (there will be countries getting down to real business at G20) the world waits to see who gets Sy and the pipeline, and what they will have to do to defend their market and whatever currency they go with that gives them a fresh start... indeed, amazing times.
first -- elections used electronic machines. no way to prove the vote. many issues of voters complaining that the vote recorded differently than what they had chosen.
second -- msm wants us to believe popularity and solidarity. what I see are lots of people of many races, creeds, backgrounds struggling month to month. and one pole showed favoritism for Syria intervention (a misnomer seeing as you cannot begin something you've already begun) at an abysmal number, less than Congressional approval, which is what, 15%?
third, border - fast and furious says what that's about.