Lance Eccles wrote: Nevertheless, if I were to see it, I would certainly venerate it, because, authentic or not, it is a reminder of Christ's passion and resurrection.
The shroud is a complete fake.
But a superstitious religious organisation like the RCC who worship old bones, chunks of wood, toast with an image and other such daft relics will want it TO BE, rather than accept the truth. The religion of iconolatry of course is not Christian, not Biblical and closer to fairyland than anything else.
2Tim 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Lance, a suggestion 1Tim 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
John UK wrote: although a few people came in and had a browse, not one sale.
Not to worry John Look how long it took Constable to be accepted. If he was alive today he would be a billionaire. He had a pretty sad life too with Maria's (wife) early death leaving him with seven kids.
But his art is beautiful.
I've tried oils, watercolour, acrylics and even pastels and found out one simple truth, I'm lousy at painting.
"Speaking to the gay magazine Attitude, Mr Blair suggested the Church should modernise much like political parties do."
I am beginning to form the opinion that Liberalism is a form of delusion.
2Thes 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong **DELUSION**, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
""tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian parents as part of the Obama administration's outreach""
Obama is having a very queer easter this year? Celebrating paganism and it's symbols is just about right for this collection of Liberals and their home made religion.
"The egg was a sacred symbol among the Babylonians. They believed an old fable about an egg of wondrous size which was supposed to have fallen from heaven into the Euphrates River. From this marvelous egg - according to the ancient story - the Goddess Astarte (Easter) [Semiramis], was hatched. And so the egg came to symbolize the Goddess Easter"
John Yurich USA wrote: If I was Amachree I would have told the council that they were going against the British Constitution by infringing on my freedom of speech rights
The problem with that John is..... The British Constitution is unwritten in one single document, unlike the constitution in America or the proposed European Constitution, and as such, is referred to as an uncodified constitution in the sense that there is no single document that can be classed as Britain's constitution.
Britain now comes under European "Human Rights" which includes freedom of expression but treats religion separately for example....
"Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs shall be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others."
The last sentence seems somewhat ambiguous to say the least.
"In an interview with the Muslim News published on Friday, he said: "I think Islam has made a very significant contribution to getting a debate about religion into public life."
I wonder where dear old Rowan finds discussion with idolaters an essential element of witness, in Scripture?
1Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind"
Sounds like a fair selection of the Anglican church and their Muslim brothers.
"....defrock her for practicing Islam and Christianity at the same time."
This illustrates the fact that these Liberals just dont know the Truth, doctrine or law of God in Scripture. Clearly she does not know Christ since she disobeyed Him entering the pupit against Holy Law. But she does not know her Saviour either. Their Gospel has gone from worship of God to helping the social circumstances of man. Thus her idolatry is manifest in her actions.
Prov 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 IDOLATRY, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, HERESIES"
The bureaucrats in immigration were actually just doing their jobs. But there is an underlying problem in UK with the growing anti-Christian bias prevelant in the rules and regs which are being brought in clandestinely on an unsuspecting people. Most of the people on the street will not be aware of this or the bureaucracy which unfortunately is being allowed to grow in the nation. Illegal immigrants are treated better than this. Considering the "open border" statutes now operating in EU countries there appears to be a specific set of rules affecting the "religious" aspect of people and community life which is being "officially" stigmatized.
Its all down to whose in charge... 2Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
""Two of the beneficiaries will be the Roman Catholic and Orthodox communions. Evangelicals have been entering these churches in recent decades and that trend will continue, with more efforts aimed at the "conversion" of Evangelicals to the Catholic and Orthodox traditions.""
Same old problem! This guy doesn't know the real definition of "evangelical."
Predictions such as this emerge from modernist ideologies tainted by the liberal agenda in society.
The reason for any perceived downturn in church and religion is in God's hands and everything works for His good. The numbers game is irrelevant as Gideon found out in Judges 7.
Ecclesiastes 2:21 For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
"Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would give the government the right to rule the Catholic Church.
The two co-chairs of the committee -- incredibly powerful men, Representative Mike Lawlor and Senator Andrew McDonald -- are the two openly gay legislative"
Looks like Sodom and Gomorah are fighting back to take over any who appear to disagree with the abomination of perversion. The way things are going in western nations it would be no surprise to see this happen. After all the Anglican Communion is just about there already.
32 "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
"The percentage. of people who call themselves in some way Christian has dropped more than 11% in a generation. The faithful have scattered out of their traditional bases:"
Not exactly a surprise today is it?
The influence of the Bible is gradually becomming less and less. The "churches" are disappearing off the local map in towns and cities. The authority of the god of this world is steadily increasing. The witness and preaching in many churches is certainly not sound doctrine. Atheism, idolatry and cults are spreading. Not to mention the accompanying moral decline.
So it should be no surprise that the sign of all this, is less people called by God, in nations which reject Him.
Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall
John Yurich I don't know about "the means of production distribution and exchange in the hands of the community" having anything ostensibly queer about it.
But I do observe the PC Liberal nature of public sector bureaucracy becomming more and more perverted, deviant and deluded. It makes one wonder why? Then the truth comes to our aid and reminds us that Satan is the god of this world. THEREFORE "22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:"