Pornography skews the way we view women in general. Women tend to be sexual objects and not prized possessions that we should be faithful to. I find it disingenuous that the feminist movement even realizing this to be a fact are completely for pornography and the resultant loose morals, although they don‚Äôt outwardly say so. It simply gives them another way to control carnal men.
Thanks for your comment! "The other side of your coin!" Most of us believe that Jim has a different gospel; therefore we are being obedient to our Lord. Notice below the usage of accursed, no fellowship and rebuke sharply. How would you do these things?
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them]. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Since having nuclear weapons gives a country a certain status, my guess is NK will never really disarm. China and Russian and others will continue to provide them with necessities because they are enemies of the U.S. The only reason for any country to completely dismantle their nuclear capabilities is the fear of attack. And as we know, any attack on NK regardless of how strong it is would result in millions of SK deaths. IOW, it is not going to happen.
But, for political reasons, this issue is center stage. The following countries have declared nuclear weapons; U.S., Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and obviously Israel also has them.
But any country that would use them on any large scale would be committing suicide and only some Muslim country trying to usher in the end times would resort to that.
I believe the NKs are simply playing to Trump‚Äôs vanities. But, some good has come out of his negotiations, so I praise God for that.
Their nuclear capabilities are not going anywhere!
Christopher000 wrote: Adriel Wrote: "...Out of the bang comes life for example something as complicated as your neurological system." Yep, and so many more examples, Adriel, like the brain, DNA, and even the not-so-simple cell. Hard to believe that the brightest minds settle on mere chance.
I agree and these things make me ponder the following:
1 Corinthians 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
The Quiet Christian wrote: Note the firm and persistent bias against young earth creation both by Hawkings and the news media. Sounds like his brief answers were wrong because he failed to get the bigger questions answered correctly. The Lord allowed his heart to remain stone. At this point, he knows the truth but it is too late.
I agree with your comment. The one thing we know for sure is he now knows with certainty that there is a God!
I would say there is no possibility that there is no God.
Neil wrote: For proper comparison, that figure should be normalized to be per capita. Anyway, national debt is a reflection of spiritual values, and most Americans today (if statistics are to be believed) are incorrigible debt junkies who live for the moment, not the future. Living debt-free depends primarily on "what's between the ears." That said, it would help if the gov't also offered productive incentives, such as less tax on interest income, but this is unlikely to happen so long as it's run by people elected by debt junkies.
Well said Neil and of course I agree.
I lived in Germany from 2001 to 2003 and using a credit card was rare. And, credit card debt as we both know is not a good use of our money. My guess is American leads the way in credit card usage?
America certainly has changed since I was a boy. We had nothing but didn't realize at the time that we had nothing. The American dream back then was to graduate from H.S. marry your H.S. sweetheart, work hard and raise a family.
Well I know a way that the U.S. can save 500 million dollars per year! Simply stop funding Planned Parenthood‚Äôs murder of innocent babies.
And then we could also stop funding medical, educational, housing and food stamps for those who have illegally entered this country and remain illegal.
If I was hungry and homeless and I shoplifted, I would be arrested.
Any one of us could go on and on with this. The below paragraph is from Pew Research Center:
The United States has more government debt than any other country analyzed, with nearly $20 trillion in gross debt in 2016. Japan was second, with 1,285 trillion yen (more than $11 trillion in 2016 dollars), followed by China with 34.5 trillion yuan (nearly $5 trillion). (Gross debt refers to all public debt ‚Äď including intragovernmental debt, or what the government owes itself. Net debt, by contrast, is gross debt minus government assets related to debt, such as pensions for government workers.)
Me wrote: Oxy moron, liberal Christian. Let‚Äôs look at and follow Jesus, instead of our selfs
I think I agree with you!
Yes, all Christians are conservative, but not all conservatives are Christian. I think many of us, me included, sometimes use the term conservative as a synonym for a Christian. All that does is give conservative who are not Christian a false sense of morality and belonging.
An unsaved conservative can bear no Christian fruit; the same as an unsaved liberal.
The movie tells the story of Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist convicted on murder charges for killing babies after they were born.
The above is from the article.
I just hope that everyone can see the hypocrisy of saying a baby was illegally murdered after it left the womb versus one that was legally murdered in the womb. The rules state if the abortionist crushes the baby‚Äôs head while it is still in the womb; that is not murder. But when the body comes out totally and it is murdered, that is illegal and they can be charged with murder.
No, my dear friends, murder is murder whenever and wherever it occurs. From the moment of conception there was a human life and to intentionally end those lives is murder. Our culture generally feels that if something is legal, then is ‚Äúlikely‚ÄĚ to be okay.
But, praise our heavenly Father‚Äôs name, He is never confused and unless these people repent and come to Christ, they will be judged as murderers.
Luke 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
Christopher000 wrote: You're very welcome, Lady Virtue. I had the same initial thought as you and Frank did. My mind immediately went to a graphic /shock scenario that I would need to pass on. My reasoning is that, although heinous brutality is the reality of these crimes against God's creation, I'm seriously effected by these sorts of things; having to actually see them, that is, when there's nothing I can do to end it. I just found the following on Crosswalk.com, that you might want to read first in order to help you decide: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.crosswalk.com/culture/features/5-things-you-should-know-about-gosnell-the-trial-of-america-s-biggest-serial-killer.html%3famp=1
Thanks Chris! I read the review that you posted and it doesn't appear to be overly graphic at all. I would have understood if they had made it graphic, but for me that would have been a no go.
The thing I am going to remember is there are simply fine lines between what he did and what the others legally do.
Lady_Virtue wrote: Thank you for your comment, Brother Frank. I was actually going to make this same request, as I am not a movie goer, either, but have been considering attending a viewing of this film. I have heard that it is not graphic, but it still would probably be a bit difficult for me to watch, owing to the subject matter.
Sister, we sound the same. I haven't been to a movie in literally years. I also don't like to see graphic pain, so I won't go if someone says it is graphic.
If I go, I'll make sure I let you know about the negatives. I checked and there are a couple of theaters near me that are showing it.
Christopher000 wrote: I've heard this movie being promoted quite often lately on the talk radio stations, and am really glad that main stream theaters are showing it. I just hope they don't buckle under protests, which I have no doubt will take place. "Look at those crazy Christians picketing in front of the abortion clinics", while they, themselves will protest just the same. Such hipocrisy. The problem is that I wonder how many pro-choicers will even go to see the movie, but hopefully, many parents will take their kids.
Thanks for your comment Chris! I don't imagine that any pro-choice folks will see this movie. Pro-choice of course simply means that someone has the choice to legally murder their children. My guess is they will be protesting outside though, or perhaps even inside?
I heard about this movie last night and actually told my wife I wanted to see it. I am not a movie goer, but am curious as to what this fellow actually did. If anyone sees it, please let the rest of us know what you thought! Little difference between this fellow and Obama. I remember Obama trying to get a bill passed when he was a senator that basically said if there was a botched abortion and the baby was born alive, then they should simply let it die.
This is easy for someone who lives outside of harsh political persecution to say, but none-the-less it should be said.
No one has ever had the right to limit the amount and type of worship that scripture mandates for Christians. When Christians agree to these limitations, then they are in effect saying that their sovereign God is impotent and cannot overcome the hardships they face. If the article is correct, then the 100 who agreed to the limitation in prayer effectively said they were not true believers. If someone desires to save their lives at the expense of the gospel, then they are actually losing them!
Matthew 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Death to a believer is actually entering into eternal life with our blessed Savior.
Matthew 10:28 - And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
2 Corinthians 5:8 - We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
MS wrote: "..feminism is the root of most of our liberal apostasies". This quote from Pat Robertson back in the early 90's has come to fruition. "Feminism is a socialist,anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children,practice witchcraft,destroy capitalism, and become lesbians".
Thanks sister! I am not much of a Pat Robertson fan but he got it right that time.
And if you want to be successful in the media or politics, you better keep your mouth shut.
Backwoods Duck Farmer wrote: I and my two older brothers (one of whom happens to be Just a Guy just in case y'all didn't know) watched this whole thing yesterday. Kavanaugh, though conservative, made very clear his support of feminist ideals and Roman Catholicism. He's just a mainstream conservative from what I can tell, and certainly not a Christian. But hey, I think he'll do better than Kennedy did. As long as the unborn and biblical marriage is defended, I think we're making progress. We shall see.
Excellent comment! Kavanaugh is a Jesuit and is therefore an enemy of the Lord. But, in the sense of protecting life and not promoting the homosexual agenda, he is better than many alternatives. He does promote feminism which IMO is the root of most of our liberal apostasies.
The Vatican said Saturday it was aware that such an investigation may produce evidence ‚Äúthat choices were taken that would not be consonant with a contemporary approach to such issues.‚ÄĚ But it said Francis would ‚Äúfollow the path of truth, wherever it may lead.‚ÄĚ
There are no catholic clergy that are not aware of the sexual perversion that takes place in that institution; none at all. And, I cannot comprehend a true Christian organization saying they would treat something with a contemporary approach. God has not changed, so what could this possibly mean except the RCC has been covering this stuff up for centuries.
I believe the catholic church is satan‚Äôs church on this earth, so it isn‚Äôt going anywhere!