Medicaid funds are often used to pay for BC and other services (?) Planned Murderhood provides. Jim is probably correct that this is bait and switch. I would have to do more research to know for certain.
From what I'm reading and hearing reported on the news, FB is addressing its users concerns about privacy. So, if you are aware of who has your info and have the ability to limit it, then there shouldn't be any problem for folks like John who use it to be in touch with others. I'm enjoying new found freedom, so perhaps I'm not entirely objective. I really worked at FB to promote Christianity. I wasn't there to have a relationship with others. So, I kept my private life pretty much to myself. I don't think FB is dead - I think they'll make some changes that will be good for the majority of users.
I'm going on a week of not having Facebook and I'm glad I'm deleting my account (FB "deactivated" my account for 2 weeks before deleting it.) I just don't miss it and frankly, I'm happy to not have my feelings manipulated. I think it's rather frightening what an entity like FB can do with people's emotions, as well as influencing their thoughts. For John Y.: How do you think people communicated before FB? It isn't the only game in town. I think people are dependent on FB, much like smokers are dependent on tobacco.
I'm in process of deleting Facebook; I also had an app on my phone, so I'll be looking into this, as well. If law enforcement needs a warrant to search our homes and electronic devises, then why do companies like Facebook get to stalk us on the sly? I'm thankful the extent of the data mining is coming to light and many are deleting FB and other social apps.
Data mining is unethical regardless of who does it. I'm in process of deleting my Facebook account. I'm usually careful when it comes to online activity, but I downloaded a monster of a file of data from my account on Facebook. I recommend others do the same so you'll understand the extent of knowledge FB and other social media have about you.
Inspirational and Encouraging! This is an inspirational account of the life of the man called the founder of modern missions. Many thanks to Pastor Phillips for making the Church History series available for all to listen to here at SermonAudio.
In response to John Y. desiring a mausoleum: I live near a property once owned by a wealthy man who had a mausoleum built for his remains. I remember visiting it several years ago and sadly area teens had vandalized it down though the years. Now it sits empty with satanic symbols and graffiti painted on it. Perhaps cremation isn't such a bad idea after all.
Dr. Tim, I agree. I just meant that in the abortion mill setting it isn't the wisest way to word it...I live near the Hope(less) abortion mill in IL and years ago there was a protester who said the same thing and the pro-aborts almost ruined him. Flip is quite savvy and more than likely knew the risk he was taking by saying "dead" in front of paranoid pro-aborts.
So while I think telling a pro-abort at a baby killing mill they're dead in their sins might be a bit foolish because they'll use it against you, I can vouch for Flip Benham not being violent and actually stating this public for the OSA organization when he was leading it. Also, Jim Lincoln, there is nothing wrong with Christians putting feet to their faith and actually walking out their Christianity in this world. Perhaps if more did we would no longer have such wickedness in government or rampant violence both in and out of the womb. I respect John MacArthur, but he is not infallible.
It seems to me law officers and school resource officers weren't properly trained on how to respond to this type of situation. So, while I might see the need for tighter scrutiny on the sale of guns to avoid putting them into the hands of the mentally unstable, I see more of a need for proper training of law officers and school personnel. (My advice to parents is to homeschool, if possible.)
Hi Kev, Thanks for the kind words. I agree that getting kicked out of that church was the best thing to happen to me and thank the Lord for it as I grew leaps and bounds in the reformed faith. I'm presently part of a local solidly reformed church with a very knowledgeable pastor. His sermons are posted here: Geoff Ingrum of Heritage of Grace Church. I'm in a good place by the grace of God.
Kev wrote: Angela you say you are reformed right? Take my last comment in light of this real life example I will give. John Yurich has told us HIS PASTOR teaches that election is a quote â€˜satanic Lieâ€™ do you believe they know the God of the Bible blaspeming God like that? You have a whole bunch of false converts who have not the love of the truth and this is what happens when you are ashamed to preach the full council of the Lord.
I know some arminians teach that and as a new believer I believed them. But the good Lord led me to the devotional Morning and Evenings by CH Spurgeon which eventually put me at odds with my church leadership and soon had me forced out of that church. I believe the pastor is a Christian, though in error. My prayer is for his correction. He wasn't ashamed of preaching the whole truth of the Bible, but instead was wrongly taught at Bible College.
Well, Kev, some of us were sounding the alarm years before Mr. Graham's death. I'm sure I posted a few articles, too. BUT I am not going to jump on the "burn the heretic" bandwagon because I am a sinner saved by grace who still needs much grace and forgiveness everyday of my life. And my hope is that when all is said and done, the good Lord will say "she did what she could." I'm willing to extend mercy and grace to others during a time of bereavement. We can argue theology later. A wise man once said "there is a time for everything..."
Check this out and listen to elderly Billy Graham explain what he's saying... Folks, he is ELDERLY. I hope and pray his critics keep their minds sharp in old age and do not misspeak on Larry King Live (or some other public forum like SermonAudio): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaapCTGVrA0&app=desktop
Here's some food for thought: People can actually change their mind and repent. So, while the grumpy old men (and I know I can be a grumpy old lady) post every stupid thing Mr. Graham said, please include the date. Also, my father has Alzheimer's Disease (he's 82), so I can't take everything he says as gospel truth. And lastly, why not respect the family of Mr. Graham enough to allow them a period of grief before you condemn the man. Thank you.