human beings deserve human rights because they are not God (although created in His image) and have no right to destroy others by the breaking of God's 10 Commandments.
they must not need and do not need a collective power to give them value...
this is the transition of our society. communitarianism, corporate gov conglomeration.
I'm glad they will not be forced to pay a few things, but what of the manager or owner of a store that is not Hobby Lobby? what of the man's right to not have to pay for his own eugenics?
it seems that man progresses from one form of insanity to the next, and freely gives away his heritage.
corporations having rights? then how does a man stand a chance when that corporation abuses him? what of personal responsibility of one man to another man, regardless of the collective power behind him.
end of equal protection under the law. and freedom of association.
Jim -- thank you for your thoughts -- they make my point very well, showing the different ways of thinking. I hope many read this thread and prayerfully consider the implications, and check things out for themselves.
there is a political movement behind this that benefits from it, we see an effort across the west, using the weakness and sins of sodomites, who desperately need the gospel of Jesus Christ (as we all do).
John Macarthur on Larry King Live regarding Luke 22:36 "Because he was sending his apostles out. He knew there would be hostility. He knew there would be persecution and he knew that could go to a level of some one endeavoring to take their life. And told them Get a sword because you may have to protect yourself."
realism, ever changing moniker, do you ever do street evangelism? Have you ever been in a "mission field"? Are you in one now?
how is watching a crime and doing nothing, making peace? my friend stopped a fight once, simply by standing up to the instigator and telling him that he would behave himself and leave..... which he did. while the men stood to the side silent. that's kind of funny, now that I think about it.
Jesus "you will be known by the love of the brethren"
Jim, something I see:
the assumption that the information was correct because B was an honorable man, which he wasn't.... (from your comment)
and both you and I know the information was not correct.
in the least, JM and BJ and others were fooled.
yet, lets look at the title of your link. "the true Christian Position on War" -- apparently I am supposed to take his word for it, even though his basis is misinformation.
yet he is saying that he is speaking for God and this must happen. what? red flag!
the callers and those interviewed from Iraq are warning that this will lead to the mass death of innocents.
so is this "God's Position" on Iraq?
I've been surrounded by dispensationalists and this is the secret for many... they think this was for Israel and so they don't love the brethren of Iraq. that's what it comes down to for many.... evangelicals have their pope and rabbit's foot, or mary rosary. if I "fill in the blank" I'm right with God. (now that I've been "so good", wait for rapture).
setting ourselves in direct conflict with Christ's teachings. John Mac is not my pope. Read Revelations - God's with those beheaded for Christ.
Dolores, I will be praying regarding some of the things you've written -- "But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy." IPeter 4:13
ps churches are not required to have 501 status to make themselves under the state as a corporation. as a religious institution, they are exempt automatically. churches chose this path. not sure if you knew that. well, good day!