I know we donâ€™t live in a perfect world, but with certainty I will say all Christians who can should refuse to send their kids to public schools; especially like those in this article. Those who canâ€™t do that, single parents, etc., should attempt to find Christian schools. I know that many of them will waive the cost for those who cannot afford them.
IMO, this is somewhat similar to the reparations that many believe should be paid to the black population here in the states. I didnâ€™t read the article, but my guess is they are saying the whites took property that belonged or should have belonged to the blacks, so they are attempting to simply undo a wrong that was racially motivated?
So, in the U.S. the slaves werenâ€™t allowed to own land or become educated, so their descendants didnâ€™t have a chance to become successful.
I grew up in the south, so I can testify of the evils of racism. I remember when blacks couldnâ€™t shop in the same stores; couldnâ€™t eat in the same restaurants; couldnâ€™t use the same fountains or bathrooms, had extremely poor schools, and normally only the women worked in the families because they could do domestic work.
But, my family never practiced racism and I shouldnâ€™t be punished for the crimes of others! I guess what I am saying is I am not a fan of the concept of victimology!
Hey brother! I am glad that you arenâ€™t allowing this person to bother your spiritual walk with the Lord. I wonder who they really are? Over the years, you and I have drawn many enemies, but that is a good sign and not a negative. That basically means we are honest and forthright. Anyway hang in there.
Matt wrote: And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household, Deuteronomy 14:26 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart. Psalms 104:15 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Ephesians 5:18 These verses would seem to suggest that it's okay to drink but it's a sin to get drunk.
Well I pray that those who belong to our Lord and Savior are spared any damage or inconvenience. But, if He allows those things to come into their lives, then I pray they will be salt and light to those around them showing and testifying their faith and trust in their Lord in spite of their circumstances.
I also pray He will use this storm to draw many to Christ!
Country Boy wrote: Amen! â€śChristiansâ€ť that justify alcohol just kill me. Itâ€™s all about looking cool to the world. I work construction so I see firsthand the effects of alcohol in destroying lives and families. Thereâ€™s no way around it. Donâ€™t give me the hogwash that itâ€™s ok in moderation. Avoid it completely! END OF STORY!
Okay, I will not try and convince you that it is okay in moderation even though it is. If you think it is sinful, in and of itself, then you should not drink alcohol at any level.
penned wrote: indeed! much of western europe is already islamicized. they keep Christian refugees from syrian conflict out and bring in islm. no rapture. no rapture. no rapture. captivity. captivity. captivity.
Well, anyone who is genuinely in the faith and are alive on this earth when Christ returns, will in fact be raptured. I canâ€™t think of a teaching in scripture that is clearer.
What church do you belong to?
If not a church, then who is the one that teaches no rapture that you listen to or read?
Have I misunderstood what no rapture, no rapture, no rapture means?
Those who believe a false gospel or mix truth with error will generally take every opportunity to pollute Godâ€™s true church with that false gospel or untruth. Anyone who can support Franklin Graham simply follows a cultural form of Christianity. He is a religious politician and a hireling. The Grahams have done more to dummy down the genuine gospel than anyone. Should I say something or have a false sense of peace? Iâ€™ll let the below speak for me.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].
Proverbs 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.
Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
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.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: sad to see jpw, who used to be a source of encoragement and blessing, now uses her posts to rail on and complain about Christians and inaccurately blame them for things that are not their fault Hopefully she will come back to the place where she doesn't view the brethren as the foe but as friend and fellow laborers in the cause of Christ
Yes, I also remember the old JPW days. I wonder what happened to her? Anyway, Jim from Lincoln rails on Christian conservatives and she rails on evangelicals. There is no one more against abortion than I am, but my guess is if they â€ścompletelyâ€ť stopped using their dead bodies for fetal cell lines, there would be no decrease in the number of abortions. Women get abortions because they are no longer want what God designed them to be - mothers. Those who perform abortions simply murder for money.
The Nazis murdered because of hate and not the fact they could sell the hair and gold teeth. YUK!
I am not saying we shouldn't speak out about the usage of these cells, but to simply put it into perspective.
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: Communities are just dying out. There isnâ€™t any one to leave the farm. There isnâ€™t a town to go too, the church members are dying out because young people donâ€™t live in the same area. Loneliness, despair , agedness , and creeping poverty . Man, would the church start again and go to the farm country instead of thinking bigger and richer.
Good comment, thanks!
Suicide is of course not the unforgiveable sin as the RCC teaches. (a form of murder than cannot be confessed) But, it is a form of mental illness, helplessness and even selfishness that surpasses all others. IMO, many of Godâ€™s children ponder doing this, but 99.9 percent will not and will simply put their lives in the perfectly sovereign hands of their Creator.
On a secular level, I believe suicide normally occurs when life ceases to have hope or meaning. Going towards point A is painful, but going towards point B is equally painful; hence no hope. Like the article alluded, most of those in rural areas do not want to be a burden to their loved ones and in many instances when the children grow, they leave the farms and of course dad. IOW, the family no longer exists as a family.
Plain Old Tim wrote: Mean that youâ€™d fight as hard for the kids in poverty, abused, hungry, orphaned, under-educated, homeless, born addicted to drugs, and those that are fleeing war-torn countries as you do for the ones who might become those children. Great advice, Jim! What exactly have YOU done for these children? I think it's way past time you put up or shut up.
Let me answer the question you posed to Jim. Jim voted for Barak Obama and is a promoter of liberal causes which would be very similar to socialism and certainly includes universal healthcare. He also said that Hillary was a paragon of virtue (a quote) compared to the republican candidates. He then denied that he voted for her? That is how he put up. Anyway, I canâ€™t believe that he is still spewing out his garbage that says mankind shouldnâ€™t be held responsible for their actions.
DONâ€™T HAVE SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE. AND A WOMAN SHOULD STAY HOME WITH HER CHILDREN. This would solve most of the problems.
Neil wrote: Sounds like a political bone thrown to the "Religious Right." This is not "putting God back into schools;" it is permission to display a trite theistic slogan, already on all our coins, which is so equivocal, it's meaningless. Given how many Americans behave, I would guess this god would be their bellies (Phil. 3:19). If public schools *did* teach theology, they'd probably get it wrong anyway. Look at the wasteland of privately-funded theological seminaries. Be careful what you wish for.
Well said Neil! The last thing I would want as a parent is for any public school to teach my children scriptures or to even pray with them.
Most churches are politically correct these days. Can anyone imagine how PC schools would be?
Alexander Tyler (Lord Woodhouselee, Alexander Fraser Tyler a Scottish historian/professor who wrote several books in the late 1700s and early 1800s.)
When the thirteen colonies were still a part of England, Professor Alexander Tyler wrote about the fall of the Athenian republic over two thousand years previous to that time:
"A democracy [or republic] cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship.
So many of the news articles we read deal with the way the murdered bodies of aborted babies are treated. Now, I am not saying that issue is not important and that there is not a moral issue involved. But, more often than not to me it is a form of misdirection. IOW, what real difference does it make if their remains are thrown in a trash can or flushed down a toilet? The murder of the unborn somehow becomes secondary. The woman undergoing the abortion or the medical staff involved are somehow left in the shadows.
Anyway, Iâ€™m sure there are those who disagree with me, but it is simply the way I see it. Abortion is murder and those involved should be prosecuted for murder or accessory to murder.
Dr. Tim wrote: Since Muslims mistreat women, Don, are you suggesting that Christians should ignore the Bible on marital relations?
Thanks for your comment. Iâ€™m not sure what Don was implying, but since he didnâ€™t respond to you, I will. As you already know, Muslims consider women to be inferior to men. Christian men consider men and women to be equal in worth, but have different roles and responsibilities.
There is nothing that anyone can do to undo the damage done to gender roles, but we should speak out against it when the opportunity presents itself.
James Thomas wrote: Seems like an appropriate place to announce. My beautiful grand daughter was delivered at 9 am this morning and She is as beautiful as her mother. God has blessed both and I am so thankful to our most wonderful ever loving God for holding them in His hands through her delivery.
That is wonderful news brother; thanks for sharing it. Yes, our Lord is to be praised for His love and blessings.
Franklin Graham and Pence share the same faith; a name it claim it and culturally conservative faith that picks and chooses what to obey from Godâ€™s word and believe in practicing what is referred to as the greater good concept. Both have sold themselves to this world. If anyone can give credence to Trumpâ€™s faith, then what faith do they have? Here is what Paul thought of the greater good concept:
Romans 3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
The moral changes we have seen from Trump/Pence are simply to appease their base. IOW, nothing of significance has changed in the way our government heeds Godâ€™s word; abortion, homosexuality, greed and feminism are still striving.