Well stated, Quiet Christian. It is a no brainer. Alcohol eats the brain cells and drugs mess up the brain. Maybe that has something to do with the extremely poor judgment in advocating or encouraging the use of either. We see what alcohol has done to the society. ...same deal with the proliferation, almost weekly here, of sexual assaults and offenses committed against our children and youth. Selling sex or encouraging it publicly, should be criminalized...that includes all of the media, music and entertainment forms. If something is illegal then it should not be given accolades or praise by which money grubbing predators take advantage.
Did anyone else see the 80 mile wide blob of ladybugs in California detected by the national weather service radar? It's interesting that "ladybugs" would massively swarm there. From what I have read there are male and female ladybugs. Some poetic justice here where many men are encouraged to be "ladies".
...very sad to see. Many places looked like they were hit with s bomb. Many were drying out to God. Pray for healing. It was a miracle that only 1 died. The e f 4 tornado was over a half mile wide and traveled 19 miles. They had just set up the first medicinal pot place before this hit and it did wipe out a strip club. There were a total of 15 tornadoes that night. The weather is strange indeed for whatever reason. These are very sobering times. If your heart does not break for the lost, examine to see if you're in the faith.
Yes, Unprofirable. Abortion is always murder. I often hear people say that it should be allowed for in the cases of rape but I would disagree. Two violations are not better than one. Murdering the baby does not negate the act of rape.
Hate speech really is irrelevant to Christians because hate is tantamount to murder. The issue is with those who can't discern between hate and love which are the same who cannot tell the difference between male and female. If people are "gender-plexed", they will be quite challenged with anything else beyond basics. "Higher" education is more correctly associated with the drug-induced concept of "high" rather than that which it originally meant as far as intelligence.
Good for you Frank. Wear your excommunication badge with honor. Dolores, we love the RC people and would not shun them. In fact, we would,as MS faithfully has, tell them the truth because we do love them. We hate the RC system as we do any other false cult. The RC system is more dangerous as it uses Christian words. Here's one for you- I have come across more than a few RCs who, when asked if they are Christian, will respond by saying "No,I'm Catholic." To their credit, they are, at least, rejecting the idea of themselves being Christian. If only Christians could discern as well between the two. MS, glad to hear that you were faithful. I have and I would venture to say that many others have unsaved loved ones and understand the importance and gravity of speaking about Christ to them. We love them so much but also understand that no one is a robot and that they must come to Christ by their own free will. Keep pressing. His word never goes out void.
It's better for some people to not have children. They don't take care of them or worse,abuse or neglect them and there are so many that have been discarded and are waiting for families. It would be difficult to bring a child into this world now as well considering its state.
Dolores, it's not our standards that count unless they match up with those in Scripture and we are commanded to uphold and defend those. Further, Romans 12:9
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Those who reject others who embrace Roman Catholicism love those people caught in that more than those who accept Roman Catholicism. Don't you know what Roman Catholicism teaches? Did Christ die in vain? He alone is our Mediator and the only way to the Father.
Well stated, Frank. All those tight with the faux pa, however, including leaders close to us, are all just the other side of the same coin...all doing what they do in the name of "common good". Distractions and deception have always proven to be very effective.
John, please respond.Perhaps you missed it (I was responding to Dolores' Scripture for an acceptable reason for divorce but understand it to not be license to remarry. Correct? : It would look, Dolores, as adultery would be the only acceptable reason for divorce but I don't see it as license to remarry. Of course, then we have many people who have remarried out of naivete or ignorance. I'm guessing that they should remain married and do follow what Scripture says from that point on...not divorcing and remarrying unless their present partner dies? Input again please. I'm glad that someone is listening, John. It seems so easy for us to go our own way as along as the church approves or condones without being diligent and obedient to Scripture.
It would look, Dolores, as adultery would be the only acceptable reason for divorce but I don't see it as license to remarry. Of course, then we have many people who have remarried out of naivete or ignorance. I'm guessing that they should remain married and do follow what Scripture says from that point on...not divorcing and remarrying unless their present partner dies? Input again please. I'm glad that someone is listening, John. It seems so easy for us to go our own way as along as the church approves or condones without being diligent and obedient to Scripture.
This megachurch pastor has only himself to blame. If he leaves behind that in which he had placed his "faith", he would do well. As an aside- I read in the Bible that one is to not remarry another if the spouse which they divorce or have been divorced from is still living. I never hear this preached. Input is welcome. It would seem that the church has been allowing for that which it shouldn't have.
You're welcome,Frank.I meant it too. I pray for you all. If she wasn't turning tricks, she certainly was advertising. ...keep her in prayer too. If she knew the One who loves her, she wouldn't want any counterfeits.
For those who don't know better and claim to know the Truth and love Jesus- maybe it's time to consider the sources of these day of obligations,including the national day of prayer. Milk is fine but we can move on to meat in our walk. For those who are praying to a "god",your prayers are in vain unless they are for salvation. For those who do know God, we,of course, are doing what we do the other 364 days of the year. We have a God who never sleeps and hears us always, not just one designated day.
Frank-in regards to your walmart account- if the naked woman didn't get paid for her nakedness,she probably just does what she does for free...sorry you had to see the mess. Gay Allen, yes! This is probably why we have to hear about those male enhancement products on our local am radio stations in the middle of the day. Man has so corrupted sex that people are incapacitated from the overwhelming assault of nasty images ad nauseum. "Immodesr" to some is actually "naked" in Scripture. We like to have it our way though. If we saw some pervert ogling our wives, sisters and daughters while they are "just" wearing shorts,we might reconsider.
2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.