Yeah, I have a problem with Call of duty, Grand Theft Auto, etc. but Pong, Missile Command, Pac-Man, etc. and the earlier versions of Mario, Star Fox, Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, etc. are pretty good games.
Although I would think that PETA would have a problem with Mario... heās a plumber that smashes turtles by jumping on them and he hurts fish. š¢š
This is my last comment. I donāt have a command to wear a suit, or tie. Where is the command? You can try to extrapolate it out of the OT commands that were given to a specific people, and apply that principal to a somewhat modern set of garments (17th century) of which we call a suit, but the connection is clearly lacking.
If a position has to commit logical fallacies category errors, unsupported conclusions, and some unusual statements about what a t shirt represents, Iāll stay clear of that position.
But in case youāre wondering, when I teach at my church, or another church, or when I sing in the choir, I do āgive upā my Christian liberty and wear a suite.
@Wayfarer, Iām 23...are you trying to say something about me? š
āThe t-shirt still remains an item belonging to a frivolous life style, representing a sloppy, do-it-your-own-way philosophy, which does not necessarily represent biblical value or terms.ā
No it does not. T-shirts are a garment that covers you. If someone were to ask me why I wear a shirt, itās because I donāt want to go around shirtless. Or as someone once said, āModesty is the best policy.ā
In fact, your statement is subjective, not objective, you have no facts supporting your position it is simply your personal opinion that you think to be true.
But in your example of the priests, again thereās another category error, they were commanded to do it. Jesus, the great high priest, never wore it. The apostles probably werenāt decked out in the fanciest garb.
@QC, I think the White House has protocols on how you dress, Iām sure Spain has something similar. Iād wear a suit because I have to, not because I want to.
@BMC, & Adriel, is it wrong for me to wear a t-shirt that says āslave of Jesus Christ ā and khakis while attending a church service, if so why is it wrong and what is your standard for it being wrong?
@Adriel, wearing a suit does not make you godly, nor is it a holy virtue, nor a biblical command. Truth be told, Iād rather wear a t-shirt and jeans to church, a funeral, or a marriage rather than a suit and tie. Itās a lot more comfortable.
@Adriel, I donāt know where you live, but I live in California, but I hope youāre praying for the Christians in California, and for the souls of people in California.
And as far as Romans 1:26, that was happening when Paul wrote the book and before he wrote the book. I assume you live in a land where adultery, fornication, pornography, are not only legal, but also rampant.
And might I add that if the Holy Spirit was not restraining evil, every nation would be worse than California.
Jim, youāve made politics your god, in fact I think it is safe to say that your politics determines your Theological convictions, thatās extremely dangerous, you need to repent of your idolatry and sins. May God grant you faith and repentance.
Whoops. Well, I think that itās important to define what contemporary is and work from there. If we define contemporary as ānewā then there is a great amount of new Christian songs that are the real deal.
Of course, there are Christians out there that are so closed minded (and no, Iām not saying anyone here is closed minded) that they canāt even consider that praising the Lord with a Guitar is holy (I happen to enjoy the guitar, ukulele, and banjo) or to write a new song is good.
āO Lord, what church shall I join?ā or "Must I join the Methodist Church?" In answer, he was told that "all religious denominations were believing in incorrect doctrines, and that none of them was acknowledged of God as his church and kingdom." All churches and their professors were "corrupt" and "all their creeds were an abomination in his sight."
Plus the fact the Mormons believe that marriage is fundamental to the fullness of the gospel, that is to say that the law of eternal progression hinges on marriage.
How inconsiderate that a group of people would passionately plead for mothers to not have their children butchered alive. Canāt these zealously concerned individuals get a life and stop being a bother to society?
And the thought that they would show such love as to pray for the mother and her child shows a complete lack of tolerance.
@John, I thought you were a KJVonlyist, especially since the argumentation you utilized was much like the KJVonly camp, and your answers were like KJVonlyists, so it's easy how people could misidentify your position. Furthermore, the article you directed me to says that the KJV is the Bible that God gave to America. Another trademark of KJVonlyism. But I should've asked what your position really is.
And there's more than those three that the article mentioned, but since you're not a classic KJVonlyist it kinda is a point not worth pursuing (in my opinion), I recommend the KJVonly controversy by James White, unfortunately I can't spend anymore time on this, whether or not you'll see it as a retreat I don't know, but I've got a lot of catching up to do, I'm teaching a class this Sunday, I have to catch up on my personal studies, and I am putting together a series for my church, so I have a lot to do and I can't spend anymore time on this.
Thanks for spending time on this issue, I hope you have a good weekend, and may God's blessing be on your life.
BTW, I think Benjamin thought you represent the views of Dr. Sam Gipp