Biblical warrant or no biblical warrant, me anâ the missus is goinâ to the Yalobusha County Possum Festival this fall. The barbecued possum is out of this world, and if you havenât tried the possum-n-okry casserole, you just havenât lived. JAG and BDF, if I can get my usual parking spot, Iâll be in the third goatcart on the left. Yâall stop by for some of my wifeâs homemade pickled possum and cornmeal crackers. Them crackers is mighty tasty dunked in scuppernong juice. Makes âem easy to chew, too, when yer teef is out. Country Boy, you come on by, too, and Miss Dolores you and Mr. Dolores (or whatever your husbandâs name is), yâall can swing by on your way to Tuscaloosa. Them fiddles, jugs and washboards are tuninâ up, and the cloggers are a-gittinâ ready to cut a rug. Should be a real meller time fer all of us.
Mike wrote: 1. ...they are considered natural rights because in nature, created by God, we see that demonstration of survival instinct is intrinsic in the design. One needs no permission to protect wife and children, it's not up for discussion. The arguments from those who for generations have become comfortable with having govt as a parental authority/entity ignores this. 2. Today in the US, ... here, use tragedy to increase control, not because they give a rip about victims, but because they fear an armed people. As the fallen who lust for power should. 3. Still waiting for someone to explain how America would be safer if I no longer had my single shot .22.
1. 'Natural rights' should not affront/contradict NT teachings "Jesus said unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."
3. Avengement and protection are God-granted powers to the state not to individuals,
"the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God: ... For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. For he *is the minister of God to thee* for good."
John UK wrote: Well thanks a million brother. You furnish me with a Bible text with no explanation, Nehemiah 4. I try to understand what it is you are trying to say by it, and all you can do is repeat ad infinitum, "No, that's not it!" Nehemiah 4:17 KJV (17)Â They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon. Let me just say that whatever the situation, we in the UK are not permitted to do that. So what are you suggesting in posting Nehemiah 4? Several things are at stake here: 1. The USA Christians can behave differently from Christians in other countries? 2. The Bible can be interpreted differently in different countries? 3. Culture must be taken into account, and there is no such thing as a "Christian way of life"? 4. Church may or may not be separate from state? 5. Dominionism may or may not be viable? 6. Romans 13 may or may not be rejected as God's plan for the new covenant age?
Lurker wrote: --- In this regard, an old idea has not been perpetuated. I'm sure you could argue the biblical legitimacy of a natural right if you choose but, right or wrong, that's the way it is. As I said earlier, any attempt to infringe on the right to bear arms will be met with fierce resistance. So you can hypothesize all you want but it isn't helpful as it doesn't deal with the realities as they exist here.
Hi Lurker, they are considered natural rights because in nature, created by God, we see that demonstration of survival instinct is intrinsic in the design. One needs no permission to protect wife and children, it's not up for discussion. The arguments from those who for generations have become comfortable with having govt as a parental authority/entity ignores this. Today in the US, those who would entrench themselves as parental authorities here, use tragedy to increase control, not because they give a rip about victims, but because they fear an armed people. As the fallen who lust for power should.
Still waiting for someone to explain how America would be safer if I no longer had my single shot .22. If anyone thinks the issue is about mean looking black rifles, they are deluded.
Computer games are being used by 'seasoned citizens' in a study by the University of Miami. A friend who took part in phase one said that they use various simulations on the computer, like using an ATM, doing online shopping, online banking, ordering a ticket for a transit system (in some cities you have to use that system, cash is not accepted). And they haven't touched on other situations like check-in at the airport, ordering a video at those red box machines. Check out the BrainHQ.com site for more info and to try out some free games.
Here are a few reasons I gave up these video games: A waste of time. (We are to Redeem the time). Eph. 5:16. Addictive. 1Cor. 5:12. All play and no work. âIf a man will not work neither should he eatâ 2The. 3:10. Christian men shouldnât spend hours playing video games. Neglect of self and health. 1Cor.6:19.
Yes, Dolores, Iâve seen the movie, and been to Alvin Yorkâs old gristmill a couple of times. And I thank God for every American patriot who died not only for our own freedom, but for that of the folks in the UK as well. If not for those benighted âuglyâ Americans our friends across the pond would be typing their posts in German. On a typical Sunday morning, there are probably two hundred to three hundred people at various services at our church, and not all of them are saved. If an active shooter came in and killed fifty people, and half of them are lost, then wouldnât it have been better to kill the attacker and send one guy to hell rather than letting him send 25 people there? Some will say, âWhat are lost people doing at church?â Theyâre hearing the gospel. But some will object to that also, because if we donât do everything exactly the way they do it, we must be doing it wrong.
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Tim, have you seen the movie Sergeant York? It is the most moving movie I have ever watched and normally I donât watch war movies. Itâs based on a true story about a man from the hills of Kentucky and how different he was after he was saved to the point he did not want to kill anyone so he filed as a conscientious objector when called up for duty during World War1. Anyway, he was given a history book of American History and how many lives were lost and blood shed to have the freedom we have today. Freedom is not free, it is. bought by the lives of those who served our country. He did go and God used him in a mighty way. A movie made of his life which in my eyes brought glory to God. A backwoods man became a hero and won many metals. The church is a soft target and will be targeted more and more as times get worse because we are in a spiritual warfare.
The liberals have caused such hatred, division, bleakness, and confusion, from the public school systems, right on up to Washington, that I think it's just been too much for some of the already mentally unhealthy to handle. Their brains become overloaded and overwhelmed, and since they've been taught that there's no God, they choose murder to relieve the pressure.
Bottomline though is that without firearms, there would be far fewer deaths. The conundrum though, is this: America is inundated with firearms at this point. Take them away from every citizen who is properly licensed, and every thug is left fully armed, and emboldened. Take every gun away, and I see the current violent crime rates, skyrocketing. So, what to do?
So, why are mass-shootings, by definition, so concentrated in the US? I was looking at the mass-murders stats on Mother Jones, and National Affairs, to try and see if my take would jive, and it seems to. We've always had pockets of mass-shootings, but they skyrocketed during OBamas reign, which is when this counry began to implode, on the morality and hate scale. Then, Trump takes over, and it's been a country divided, as what OBama started, goes into overdrive with the liberals, relentlessly, splitting this country wide open, and fueling the hatred, division, and bigotry, in order to take down a duly elected President, by any means necessary, and no matter the collateral damage. They have whipped this country into a frenzy; sending some of the mentally unstable, over the edge, and driven to murder.
Couple all of that with erasing God from the minds of the next generation, teaching evolution as scientific fact, which breeds hopelessness, and a lack of purpose, not allowing kids to be kids, but rather, throwing them into the middle of adult affairs, causing them undue stress for their futures, shoving behavorial drug cocktails down their throats, and also, confusing them to the point where they have no idea if they're a male, a female, or neither,
B McCausland Wrote: ".. But what do you think about the random shuttings that stir the American masses whipping up 'the right to bear arms' sentiment so heavenly in the population?"
Thanks for asking, and for looking to have a conversation, because situations aren't always as black and white as the media hypnotizes the general public, and the world at large, into believing.
For starters, I don't really go the conspiracy route, where certain people are being used as pawns (the shooters) by shadowy figures in these shootings in order to push firearm agendas, both for, and against gun control. The main reason I don't go that way is because, once caught, people just love to talk, or they simply succumb to experienced interrogators. Dead men can't speak, but those taken alive, never claim they were some pawn used to mass-murder for their country to further an agenda for or against gun control. They are always either angry about something, or just plain bigots who hate. Their crimes are simply convenient, and used to argue both for and against firearms, after the fact, but I don't believe they are pre-planned conspiracies by powerful people or organizations. They're just crimes of convenience, used to argue agendas, after the carnage.
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