Mike wrote: Brother Michael, how does the country hate God? There are people here who hate God, and there are people here who love him. The country doesn't do either.
Really? Perhaps you might appreciate things differently if you consider the history of Judah. Were there God-Fearing Prophets who loved God (in obeying Him!) who repeatedly warned the people of the Judgment coming? Come on now and tell us, were there?
Were there people in Judah who practised idolatry (even to sacrificing their babies to demons), an iniquity (sin) of those who hate God? (God tells us idolatry is a sin of those who hate Him in the 10 Commandments in case you haven't read that lately)
So in the eyes of Holy God did He see Judah as a nation that loved Him or hated Him? Ever hear of the Babylonian Captivity, the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple?
I stand by my post and testify against the United States that despite a tiny remnant who do Fear God and Keep His Commandments this country that ought to love God, hates God, and has been waging an increasingly unwinnable war against Him. AND God will repay those who hate Him to their faces, including the so called churches who don't know God in their unbelieving disobedience to Him and love for sin.
Christopher000 wrote: Michael, how have you been? Haven't seen you around. Been busy? Feeling okay?
Christopher000 Hi! Thanks for asking. I have been busy, I have been seeking to put better time and more effective efforts into prayer, Bible study and witnessing
But especially in seeking God in Sermon preperation, for example this morning, God willing I will be preaching what is essentially a third of a growning series in "How Do We Live in (these present) Prophetic Times, my sermon title: "A Time of Fiery Furnaces" Daniel 3 as my main text.
Tonight, "The Issue Which Most Confronts Us - Deceptions" meaning deceptions in the church in a joint service with another small church (last week their pastor Jeremy Lundmark gave a great message on homosexuality out of Judges 19, and you can find it on YouTube)
Gotta run. Always with the Love of Christ (something we will be talking about as at the heart of our witnessing in Sunday School)
Anti Believer wrote: slaughtered at the hands of the "white" establishment
Dear Anti Respectfully in my humble observation your premise isn't exactly right.
The injustice in the U.S. and in the world is not a black vs white issue, although sometimes it looks that way.
It is far more the war lost, fallen, sinfu and carnal men under the influence of devils (sometimes the outright possession) are systematically waging against Holy God.
So if you don't mind let me remind you (myself too) all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. There is none righteous no not one. There is only One who can save us from our sins, and when we are genuinely saved by God and for God, we will be a different people and it won't matter is we are black or white, brown, red or purple, green, poka dot. And then only in the wisdom of God will be able to rightly address the political, social, economic etc. evils that are in the world.
Basically we need a genuine powerful life changing Holy Ghost Revival.
Wow! Even unsaved sinful celebrities can see prostitution is thoroughly wrong, that it exploits and abuses women. May God grant an open door that they might hear the Gospel and come to salvation, not some waterdown or twisted version of it.
John Yurich USA wrote: What is this nonsense that the RCC believes in a different virgin mary and does not believe in the biblical Virgin Mary?
JohnY your Catholicism be showing
The real Mary of the Bible was NOT a perpetual virgin as YOUR RCC is portrayed. Jesus, the Real Jesus of the Bible, not the imitation one of the RCC had brothers and sisters (half-brothers and sister) as again the Real not the pretend RCC Mary and Joseph had children.
Ever hear of the Book of James? or the Book of Jude? Guess who wrote them?
John it is either the RCC has lied to you and/or you have lied right along with them in and about the Jesus they supposed believe in so much.
REMEMBER the RCC cannot even (or refused to) get it right on who GOD is (HINT: GOD aint 'Allah'):
John Yurich USA wrote: Gendron is wrong on several counts. The JW and Mormon organizations don't exalt the name of Jesus since they don't worship Jesus as God. But the RCC has always exalted the name of Jesus since the RCC has always worshiped Jesus as God.
JohnY Why don't you be honest, really honest with yourself for once.
The RCC exalts the name of the rc "mary" and only gives token lip service to the Name of Jesus (take your pick from all sorts of "jesuses", little baby needs his momma, lifeless piece of bread jesus, still on the cross jesus, but NOT the Jesus of the Bible Jesus)
Embracing any of the false rc jesuses or any other imaginary in the minds of men jesuses will save nobody
BTW God's requirements are: Repentance and Faith
NOT an empty lip service prayer only to escapte hell (in no way one to be genuinely and truly saved from sin)
Dave wrote: From what I can glean from the bible I think we believers will experience a pre trib. Rapture.
Dave in OZ Too much to get into in the subject at the moment. Suffice it to say Paul and all the other NT writers, by the Spirit held to a theology of the imminent return of Jesus Christ, and so should we, all of us.
BTW We likewise out to live in the "imminent" presence of Jesus Christ.
Dave wrote: Brother saint ejected elms. How many American marines have payed the ultimate price on foreign shores since 1917 coming to the rescue of the rest of the world's dramas.not started by the US? Wingers like you probably wouldn't even be allowed to voice their opinions publicly if the good old USA hadn't saved the world from its problems in 1942. Just for one example.Australians would.be under Japanese imperial rule, and Europe under fascist rule.
I appreciate your post. Considering here, especially because the US has gotten so far away from it, but where would any of us be right now if God had not in His sovereignty had the US to come into being base on the acknowledgement of the God of the Bible in the Declaration of Independence, and men and women had not been willing to value Liberty more than life?
found this on YouTube:
I have to consider how different the story out of Chattanoog might have been if the US was once again famous for acknowledging the God of the Bible and know to be continually actively seeking to live obedient and righteous before Him?
FOR ANY MUSLIMS READING THIS: [URL=http://media.SermonAudio.com/articles/li-618159362-1.PDF]]]4 Bible Verses Every Muslim Should Know[/URL]
Sorry to interrupt, there has been a shooting incident(s) in Chattanooga, TN at this time if it is being reporte accurately (too soon to tell) 4 Marines at a Naval Recruiting Center dead 1 Shooter dead (don't know at this time if there were more as two different places were hit 1 Police Officer shot and injured
So, please do pray however the Spirit leads you. Thank You. I appreciate it. My daughter works in downtown Chattanooga and I hope God will use her and other born again believers during this time, and keep them safe as well
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mark 2: 27¬†He said to them, ‚ÄúThe Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28¬†Therefore the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.‚ÄĚ
Brother Saint John UK Wales Marck, Georgia (the Great Southern State? Where abouts)
I appreciate your alls comments on the Sabbath. I am considering with the coming one world religion, a antiChrist counterfeit of genuine Biblical Christianity which all the false religions of the world can embrace and feel welcome in and that embraces, and makes herself friends with all the false relgions of the world _ A Godly God-fearing Biblical Sabbath would certainly be wonderfully different from the RCC and all in unity with her in rebellion against God.
By the way it might possibly cause some KJV Bible people to consider their ways if they actually take their Bible seriously or reinterpret it to suit their own traditions, the same sort of thing the false religions they would condemn accurately as in the wrong do with their Bibles, reinterpret it to suit whatever it is they want to do and don't want to do.
KJV people I love you, but I will love you "better" the more you grow in the obedience of faith, not so much in your alls own reigious traditions
John UK wrote: We just can never tell who the Lord will save as a result of our witnessing.
Brother Saint John UK Exactly! In its (my words here) better PRAYING days the Brooklyn Tabernacle was famous for seeing all sorts of people, drug addicts, homosexuals, single parents, Jews, Gentiles, people from foreign countries come to real genuine saving faith in Christ (new birth). I don't know what it is like now seeing they seem to have come under/into the influences of big business organized ecumenical religion and so called church growth movement, but when they were really seeking God, God Himself made the difference in what He did among them in answers to the prayers of His saints, and let me stress saints more so than modern day defile pew sitters. Thought that apply imho to all of us.
John UK wrote: Saint Michael, it is a huge question.
Brother Saint John UK Yes, it is a huge question and perhaps underneath it is a enormous need for Christians from the pulpit to the pew, and from the pew to the pulpit to repent of picking and choosing who or who not we will proclaim the Gospel to because we like or don't like somebody, or excuse ourselves from saying anything about the Savior because we pretend they must be saved because they are nice and believe God exists or because they are so bad they must not be elect so why bother.
As you have said, 'Much learning and groaning to do.' BTW Let's do that and grow in the obedience of faith, that God would use us in the winning of souls
Dave in OZ Having been saved in 1980 I have painfully learned there is gross ignornance of God, not to mention ignorance of the Bible, its authority, truth, realiability, that it if you are willing is God's LAW that He will make good on ... that is why I began with the question I did
If any man has not personally HEARD what God Himself says (this would be in the Bible) their "faith" can be nothing more than a religous fantasy of make believe.