ABC News Radio wrote: After being held hostage for five years by a Taliban-affiliated terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children born in captivity arrived in Toronto Friday night.
Joshua Boyle -- who arrived at Toronto's Pearson International Airport with his wife Caitlan Coleman and their children -- told reporters inside the Air Canada terminal that the Haqqani network killed a fourth child born in captivity, an infant daughter, and raped his wife.
Since America is a Masonic Republic, as noted above no doubt Congress should be like a masonic meeting and open with a prayer, e.g.,
A Freemason's Compendium wrote: Most holy and glorious Lord God, the Great Architect of the Universe, the giver of all good gifts and graces. Thou hast promised that, "where two or three are gathered together in thy name, thou wilt be in their midst and bless them." In they name we have assembled, and in thy name we desire to proceed in all our doings. Grant that the sublime principles of Freemasonry may so subdue every discordant passion within us - so harmonize and enrich our hearts with thine own Love and goodness - that the Lodge at this time may humbly reflect that order and beauty which reign forever before thy throne. Amen
ABC News Radio wrote: âThe emergency is not over,â Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governorâs Office of Emergency Services, said at a press conference Friday. âWe are seeing some great progress in some of the areas the fires have impacted.â
John MacArthur wrote: ... Prayer became for most of the people a useless routine with meaning nowhere beyond some kind of an hourly function.
The Muhammidins have custom that's very much the same and there's a story that William Barclay tells about a Muhammidin who was pursuing an enemy and he was...he drew his knife out to kill his enemy and then the call to prayer came out of the minaret right when he was going to stab his enemy, he stopped, he unrolled his prayer cloth, and they do that. They have a prayer rug, a prayer mat. He knelt down and prayed through his prayer as fast as he could and then rose up and went on with killing his enemy. Now that's a fairly good illustration of the fact that prayer had absolutely no effect on anything. It was strictly a routine.
It might be a good thing if the son did return right away-- it might give people second thoughts about attending this church.
Dee wrote: The people of God want pastors, not clergy acting like bureaucrats or government officials.-Pope Francis
...So, who is this Chris Hodges and why should we trust him with the Dino and Delynn Rizzo comeback tour?
What is the ARC?
Here is a massive movement that mimics the control of the Calvinistas yet is definitely not Reformed in their theology.
Unlike The Gospel Coalition, there is actually oversight of these churches from ARC central.
It is centered in Birmingham, AL which is the home of Chris Hodge's Church of the Highlands.
The ARC hierarchy is a closed system.
In other words, there is much that is not communicated to the members. My guess is that they will not be thrilled with TWW opening a window into the organization. When we wrote about Dino Rizzo, we received a phone call from an alleged, anonymous "pastor in the ARC" who berated our expose of the Rizzo situation in such a lengthy manner that it took him two phone calls to fully record his tirade.
Psalms 5 5Â The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; Â Â Â Â Â you hate all evildoers. 6Â You destroy those who speak lies; Â Â Â Â Â the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.---ESV
Clarke Commentary wrote: â Verse 5. The foolish shall not stand] He is a fool and a madman who is running himself out of breath for no prize, who is fighting against the Almighty; this every wicked man does; therefore is every wicked man a fool and a madman.
Thou hatest all workers of iniquity] Some sin now and then, others generally; some constantly, and some labour in it with all their might. These are the WORKERS of iniquity. Such even the God of infinite love and mercy hates. Alas! what a portion have the workers of iniquity! the hatred of God Almighty!
King David was one who may have sinned now and then. He was always repentant for it. This person who was for moral inadequacy. Apparently has not asked for forgiveness and this particular sin if it is a sexual one shows that he does not have the calling to be a pastor anyway. David had a calling for being a king and there are certainly many more people all through history who had a lot less moral qualifications than King David had
It is almost amusing comparing Nixon and Trump tactic of using professional football. . They did it for basically the same reasons, but certainly used different techniques.
Jesse Berrett wrote: Will anybody remember Penceâs departure in 30 years? Doubtful. But conservative sites celebrated the spectacle as âexactly what was needed.â [ https://tinyurl.com/ycc928me ] And what was needed? Apparently, a Trumpian refinement of the old Nixonian culture wars. When the Ravens took a knee before the anthem, âfor kindness, for unity, for equality and justice for all Americans,â fans booed anyway. When the Packers linked arms in solidarity, their fans chanted âU-S-A!â...
Romans 1:18-21 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Romans 8:7-8 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.---ESV
I am glad to see that this distraction has seemed to calm down. About the only thing that one can get from it is that Pence is a loyal lieutenant - - which one expects from a vice president of being.
The Guardian wrote: Vice-President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts NFL game in Indianapolis on Sunday in a planned walkout, after about a dozen San Francisco players kneeled during the playing of the national anthem.
Pence announced his departure from the Lucas Oil Stadium on Twitter. A White House statement followed, with a tweet from President Donald Trump which confirmed the walkout was not spontaneous....
Protests of the anthem by NFL players, almost all African American, began last year when the then 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled in protest against racial injustice and police brutality. 49ers players have been prominent among those kneeling this season and could have been expected to kneel on Sunday.
Nor was Pence scheduled to take in the whole game...
Sarah Bailey wrote: 'Itâs no secret that many Christians harbor deep skepticism of the âliberal media elite.â Some have been burned by the media, noting unfair or unfriendly coverage from the past. âI never just accept what newspapers say about people. Iâve seen them get facts, quotes, and reasons wrong far too many times,â California pastor Rick Warren wrote on Twitter earlier this year. Or, as popular blogger Jon Acuff has suggested, Christians tend to treat the secular media as though it were Satanâs newspaper.... 'But carrying an unhealthy cynicism toward the media can rattle our sense that there is indeed knowable truth. Instead, the savvy Christian should seek to gather several pieces of information and ideas before filtering them through what he or she knows to be true. We can look to media accounts to begin to understand general revelation, Godâs providential work manifested in the world around us....' From a source many of you would approve of excerpt from, http://tinyurl.com/hzvme5g (Discerning the News), The RC Sproul site.
I'm glad to see that Sermon Audio has looking at a variety of sources
ABC News Radio wrote: Hereâs the latest on the investigation:
Itâs believed gunman Stephen Paddock purposely fired at nearby fuel tanks, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. The shooterâs brain is being tested for abnormalities, the sheriff said. Security officer Jesus Campos first encountered barricaded door at 9:59 p.m.; was shot later, according to the sheriff. The âfiring had ceasedâ by the time police arrived, Lombardo said. âNo signs of ideology or affiliation to any groups,â FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said. Over 1,000 pieces of evidence collected and are being reviewed, Rouse said.
Martin Luther King Jr. wrote: I felt that the white ministers, priests and rabbis of the South would be some of our strongest allies. Instead, some few have been outright opponents, refusing to understand the freedom movement and misrepresenting its leaders; all too many others have been more cautious than courageous and have remained silent behind the anesthetizing security of stained-glass windows.
"White Christians will inevitably ask, âBut what do we do?â This question perpetuates the problem. People of color did not create white supremacy; white people did. To ask a racial minority how to solve a problem they didnât create and one under which they suffer only adds to their burdens."
Mike wrote: NRA reference is irrelevant. Try again.
There is swamp gas everywhere in Washington DC. I certainly wouldn't blame one branch of government for it.
ABC News Radio wrote: Trump's threat to pull NBC's license drew Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., into the fight. The ... Republican Sasse is a frequent right-wing opponent of the president.
Sasse released a statement asking if the president was recanting his oath of office due to his challenge of the First Amendment.
"Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter," the brief statement reads. "Are you tonight recanting the oath you took on January 20th to preserve, protect, and defend the First Amendment?"
The tweet containing Sasse's question had received about 9,000 retweets and 19,000 likes within the first three hours of posting.
Frankie always trying to play both sides against the middle shifted a little after this event, saying,
[email protected] wrote: âAttorney General Jeff Sessions is exactly right â âin no way can we accept and apologize for racism, bigotry, hatred, violence and those kind of things that too often arise in our country.â One race is not superior over another. ... The venomous hatred we saw displayed in #Charlottesville should repulse all Americans.â
Ephesians 2:5Â even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6Â and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7Â that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus; 8Â for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9Â not of works, that no one would boast.
SA, thanks for reminding us of those verses. These would go along with those verses:
Romans 8:7Â because the mind of the flesh is hostile towards God; for it is not subject to Godâs law, neither indeed can it be. 8Â Those who are in the flesh canât please God. 9Â But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if it is so that the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if any man doesnât have the Spirit of Christ, he is not his. 10Â If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness.