Dave wrote: Gday pennned, Hope you are well sister. I tend to agree with your post somewhat,never the less we must contend for our faith, It's our duty to call out false religions ( and supposed prophets), Lord bless
thank you for your thoughts, and this is precisely why I would call out Jeffress... the neocons have been aligned from the beginning with the wahhabists of Saudi Arabia... of course Jeffress doesn't acknowledge this, or John Macarthur, but it doesn't change the spiritual reality. and lo and behold the current mulsm leader here is also aligned with the same group, who by the way is running out of oil it seems. maybe that was their thing the whole time.
its like this, there are secular atheists pushing sodomy on the whole nation. but most Christians are entirely against this kind of perversions. Russia has banned sodomite parades to protect the family structure. now how would we feel if Russia said they will invade us because we are all sodomites?
you see, these "muslems" are born and forced into this "communist" religion, many want to escape it, it is put on their ID cards just because people made these decisions from them. what is it like to live in Saudi Arabia? if one carries a bible they are stoned to death.
BMcC, I am sympathetic to your concerns regarding original sin and how the scriptures are to be read. it seems that John UK and you are in the same camp in this regard.... so in this case, he may be just trying to keep his space.. this is how men work, so let him have the space. Frank would share these views too. You say, well they aren't correcting the problem, I would say neither are you, it is the Spirit of God that will open one's eyes, and better between gentlemen. Not saying I do things right or trying to be hurtful in any way. I appreciate your concerns and share them.
Mike wrote: 1. Of course we can. Is a man accountable for his sin or not? 2. If you're a Christian, you can perceive sin wherever it is, including self. What is the issue?
the jihadists were not the Syrians to begin with, they were brought in to destroy the current gov under assad. (at that time I was trying to alert everyone here on a daily basis as I was reading the news)
they were always foreigers brought in. to call this "civil wore" is Orwellian.
(this is when McCain was calling them freedom fighters and taking pictures with them)
then suddenly the memo went out, the jihadists have left the "moderate" position mixed in with AQ (ya, that's now moderate) and gone more extreme and now you are to call them ISIS.
really? you mean when you bring in instigators and arm them they go rogue?
come on now, brennan is the head of what institution and what is his religion?
we need to be honest with each other and ourselves and fast.
Jim Lincoln wrote: people need their Bible in their own language. This of course includes Americans.
the Word of God is Christ. What we read is His testimony. It was written by many original witnesses in the first century, witnesses to His death and Resurrection.
As people had these letters read to them, they began copying the originals and passing them out around the world.
God so ordained for Greek to be the common language so that as the Greek world received the copies, they would know the language.
These copies are being found all over the place, and catalogues by men of God for the saving of God's Word for generations and tribes and nations.
The KJV is a late comer.
Our scholars today have studied the ancient Greek and have far surpassed, being of the same spirit as the puritans who worked on the KJV, have continued study and have passed this down to all those who want to learn.
so that we have incredible resources today.
and amazingly they are finding consistency between copies so that we can be sure we have the Word as intended.
The KJV holds its place in history and I still use it often.
However, if we are to broad brush, Erasmus was a Roman Catholic Monk, and the KJV is tainted by romanism.
kjg wrote: There are more than 50 Muslim countries in the world. Why are the Muslim refugees fleeing to the West, land of the "crusaders". By the way, many Tennesseans and myself called our representatives about not resettling Syrian refugees in our state until they screen out potential terrorists. Our representatives listened and responded.
many times they gain courage when they know the public is behind them and they are not standing alone.
however, good to remind ourselves, the programs are continuing on.
kjg wrote: From USA Today: WASHINGTON â€” At least 21 governors say they are taking some action
this is a courageous thing they are doing. let's support those that are "a minister of God to you for good."
"Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD" Jeremiah 23:2
'But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings" Jeremiah 23:22
ah, when evil comes we cannot go with the flow. fatal flaw of "pietism".
or another word for it is nannyism.
as the invasion is financed and brought to our streets the "pietist" women will be dragging their husbands by the hair and throwing them into their church buildings and telling them to be silent.
"go with the flow"
works well for clergy and those staying at home, but grownups in the working world have these things to deal with all the time, its not a peculiar thing they are waiting for difficulty, but rather encounter it directly, day by day, just to survive.
despite our fatalist teachers, I've seen media push an agenda, the people say no and they have to drop it. they can only enslave through manipulaton and fear, and only with a silent church of millions.
"Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand." Micah 2:1
I've seen references to Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran Services.
And if Christians showed up and said no, it could be stopped.
when its as simple as being involved in our communities, sharing our opinions and having an influence, why are we instead so apathetic and silent?
one might conclude that "pietism" is less a biblical construct and more a defense mechanism for the 501c3 corporation.
no one is concerned about Christians complaining and lamenting their "fate" as long as they continue to believe that not only is there nothing to be done, but that it would be wrong to influence a situation for good.
dear one, I'm looking at my comment and wondering if I've miscommunicated or confused. to clarify I don't think following Christ is about pietism, I think many act as if it is that way, or want to believe its so. Does that help?
Dave Dunleavy wrote: It's way worse than we think!! See YouTube: With Open Gates: The forced collective suicide of European nations - Extended Cinematic 1080p http://youtu.be/44vzMNG2fZc
thank you. the news is being censored.
and Mike.... how many Christian men will show up at their local city councils and give representation through their voice to the people in their cities? or is that not the gospel as is pushed here on a daily basis? (Christianity = pietism, let the world run itself without Christian influence while I sit here and hummm)
May the Lord grant discernment to His people in the west that they will have understanding and not be manipulated by lies. May they care enough that they study and not be persuaded by flashy pictures and approved talking points.
B. McCausland wrote: Surely, see Christ himself asserting as being 'the bread of life', 'the door', 'the light of the world' or 'the way'. All figures of speech portraying truth about himself. Perhaps one of the most sublime depictions of Christ comes when he identified himself as the OT "I am", (Jhn 8:58) or as when he is presented as "the Word" on John 1. There is so much depth of thought and meaning in each portrayal ....
Dear one, yes, beautiful pictures of a Worthy Savior.
John UK, sharing Christ with others is the Great Commmission. And you have given us many examples of it here, as Paul you can say do as I do. We have gospel cubes here that kids sometime enjoy. You show them the picture and they say, "what's that?", then you can explain with scripture. another powerful witness is personal testimony of sacrifice and love as led by Christ to intercede for those who are lost. people want to know you aren't just speaking at them but that Christ is real in your own life.
TS wrote: As for Erasmus. GOD used him in a powerful way
you are either a romanist or you aren't, right? if RCC can corrupt the only one who can rightly handle the scriptures would be one that has come completely out. there is no need for long explanations, you are either an ecumenacalist or not.
plus King James persecuted Christian groups who fled to the new world for religious freedom. The Anglican Church that was once led by King Henry who left Catholics to make his own Catholic system.
King James imprisoned men who preached without a license.
He made his bible the only legal bible.
He imprisoned women and children, husbands for defying the corrupted church.
Are you an Anglican as well?
Such corrupted men! Not called out Christians.
more romanism against the reformation concept of critical assessment of text for accuracy and preservation of scriptures.
biblical teaching is foundational. pictoral language is a part of biblical teaching.
Revelations -- angel signified to John, brought visions filled with moving symbols to signify the struggles between good and evil, the victory of Christ's people in the midst of struggle.
then you have the parables, you have the prophets who would dress in slave clothes or less and visually act out what would happen to the people.
Jesus used word pictures in His teaching, pictures of the grapes being crushed as His blood was poured out, He was our Lamb.
The RCC made idols of images. They also made an idol of the communion table.
shall we ban communion?
no, our God is not a reductionist or a modernist. He sets the score, the Word has multiple genres, all areas are put at His feet.
And as for emotions, the pagans I know use video games, drugs (usually from the doctor), nasty food habits to numb their pain, alcohol, etc to numb their pain and the freuds call human emotions psychosis to be mastered.
contrary, the Christian feels deeply. Rightoues anger, joy, concern for others, weeping with those who weep, rejoicing with those who rejoice.
those of the world need their inner man redeemed, Godly inner thoughts and feelings will emerge from a heart set straight.
well here you go law abiding folks. the communists and progressives have shown us that a judge can be held to account for not upholding their whims, even when he is following the law. so where are the tribunals for judges that will not uphold the law but pervert and twist it?
TS wrote: I studied my Greek at Theological College, what about you?
you can't fool me TS! Erasmus was a Roman Catholic Priest. Our Greek scholars are preserving the Word of God for the world and for the generations to come, despite your romanist efforts and authoritarianism!