Hi John, according to what I know, passing out tracts isn't your sole method of reaching out to the lost, correct? I believe it's just one of the things you've done, and/or, do, but not your sole effort, and not limited to that alone. The focus seems to be on the passing out of tracts, only, when, to my understanding, you're far more diversified, when it comes to reaching out to the lost, with the good news.
So tragic, and I think the present political climate is fully to blame, for causing the imbalanced, and angry, to cross lines they may have never otherwise crossed. OBama and crew, allowed the racial divide to burst wide open, and I'd say he was even complicit by his own silence on whites being ambushed and murdered, and his clearly, anti-white sentiments. He even referred to his own grandmother as a, "typical white person".
When Sharpton, Jackson, Farrakhan, and the hate rappers, called for violence on the crackers, and death to white cops, OBama said what? Nothing. When white cops were being slaughtered, what was OBamas response? No response. When the Black Panthers stood at the polling stations with clubs, threatening whites if they didn't vote OBama, and when they put out a public hit on George Zimmerman, what was the response? There wasn't one. Utter silence, so who are the bigots? Who are the racists? Who's doing all the hating, baiting, and inciting racial violence and division? The liberals, and it's been crystal clear to see all along.
The liberals will search for a way to turn this murderer into another Hispanic white male, just as they did with Zimmerman, claiming Trump hypnotized him into thinking he was a white man who hated Hispanics.
SC Wrote: "...People say that they want a solution but totally reject the One who is."
Good morning, SC. Sobering and true, and that really is the bottomline, isn't it?
Now, while in this physical reality, we do need real-world solutions that mankind is tasked to, and has a responsibility to resolve. Although, the political machine rarely resolves much of anything, because for most, it's about agenda, and nothing more.
I won't continue rambling, but I get your drift, and it's right on. Christ is, and always has been the solution, ultimately, but He always seems to be hidden away in the shadows, and only called upon for assistance when it selfishly suits some fleeting need. Then, He gets boxed up and stored away again for the next time.
Yep, Christ is THE answer, but He's the priority for few.
Frank Wrote: "Interesting! We had a women's march here a couple of years ago and they were chanting things like, "my body my choice" and something like if I want to be "ugly, I can be ugly". I don't think they don't hate the men who watch porno, but they hate those that become addicted to it and the consequences of that addiction."
Thanks for the correction, yes, the addiction itself.
There are few things that turn me off more than seeing women acting manly, acting tough, being obnoxious, and being aggressive. A more minor example would be just yesterday, when I was sitting, parked in a local park for a while. A middle-aged woman, along with the man she was with, were walking across the street as they left the park. I guess she thought a car was driving by too fast, so she postured up, all tough-like, and stood there, screaming in this high-pitched, shrill voice, as the car drove by, glaring at the driver. Made me cringe, and, strangely, I felt embarassed for her. I don't like to see any woman acting rough and tough, and think it looks ridiculous.
Frank Wrote: "Yes Chris, your comment was right on. Pornography devalues women to the extent that they are deemed objects. If women truly understood the evil this causes, they would fight against those women participating in and promoting it. For some strange reason, the feminist movement doesnâ€™t normally discourage it, but they hate the men that become addicted to it; and they should. It is an addiction the same as alcohol and drug addiction."
Hi Frank...I never considered how it's really never discouraged, like you said. I wonder if they view it as a "My body, my choice", a woman's right, sort of thing. The imbalance is a strange thing though. Hate the men who view it, but remain silent on the women who violate themselves to make it all possible. Hmmm.
Pornography is disgusting, at any level. Given today's, free-for-all, almost, anything goes, atmosphere, I can't even begin to imagine what's all out there on the dark web now. People become callous to things so quickly, so I'm guessing that the already, super vile, has digressed to a new level of low, when it comes to what's now available for people to view. I don't even like thinking about it, because the wickedness is probably so shocking these days.
I've never been into any sort of pornography, but I have looked a few times, here and there, long, long ago. I very clearly remember how incredibly dirty and disgusting it all made me feel, and it took a while to shake those feelings off. I remember the feelings of pure evil, and I knew, even back then, that I had no business peeking into that vile world.
"The Spirit works effectually, we rather clumsily.
Sometimes people need to understand a particular point of doctrine before their understanding comes to light."
I really think we all need to examine how we, ultimately, respond to those who we are in disagreement with, or who may simply not be understanding attempted points. Great patience is an expectation for any born again Christian, not an option.
Yes, The Spirit quickens our understanding; revealing the hidden, but valid point about different people needing to grasp particular (varying) points of doctrine, to make their understanding sure, complete, rounded, to get things to "click".
The comment made me think back to a high school, advanced algebra class. I was having an impossible time grasping a particular method, and no matter how Mr Foeghan explained the rules, I was left clueless and frustrated, because I had to grasp it. One day, I walked into the other adv algebra teachers room, Mr Majerous, between classes, and he explained it, using an example that completely lifted my confusion, and I finally got it; everything suddenly became crystal clear.
Anyway, The Spirit will give understanding by whatever means is necessary...years of study, a sermon, a witness, or a simple tract.
I would question it ending up being bigger, and it's not a competition, but I hope the BSA victims will be far less, because the fewer, the better.
The BSA knew they had been infiltrated, decades ago, so preventative and safety measures should have been implemented right then, and the kids taught what to look for and what to do, etc. I'm assuming they just didn't want to risk information like that going public, and parents pulling their kids out. So, what choice did they make...let's take the risk, let's risk the danger.
So, where are they at now, and how much safer is the organization? In June of 2015, OBama's crew struck down the ban on same gender marraige in all 50 States, and the repercussions began immediately. One month later, in July of 2015, the BSA ended their blanket ban on sodomite scout leaders and transgenders...that's some safety net they tossed out.
The snowball effect started immediately, is in full bloom today, and it sure didn't take long to become normalized within society.
Neil Wrote: "But notice: this wasn't Sodom's basic sin, which was pride according to Eze. 16:49. The description fits modern America and Europe pretty well; "gay pride" says it all. Almost no one discusses mortifying one's pride, but it's always lurking beneath the surface."
Thanks Neil, I just refreshed myself on the latter half of Ezekiel 16, and more specifically, vs 49 you mentioned:
"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness..."
The sin of pride, sort of lurks behind almost all sin, if not all, at some level, wouldn't you say? Seems to be the main catalyst, even though it might not be all that apparent/obvious, at times, at first glance, but it seems to always be lurking just below the surface, like you said.
I was having a discussion with Ladybug some time back, on the topic of pride. The interesting part was coming to the realization of how it inundates, so to speak, our daily lives, how deeply we are infected with it, and in how many subtle ways it exposes itself that we may never even realize unless we're looking for it, specifically. The obvious is easy to spot, but it's those subtle little ways that go mostly unrecognized, so they're never dealt with.
Sodom and Gomorrah, as I understand it, was a free-for-all, and were gathering places; ground zero, melting pots, for the world's se*xal deviants. The deviant lifestyle, at some point, became a way of life, as its citizenry/society, assimilated over time, to every wicked thing that was introduced, and ultimately succomed to, supported, condoned, and even, became active members and perpetrators of the grotesque, and the once taboo.
I've always viewed Sodom and Gomorrah, as towns that began like any other, but an infection set in; subtle at first, and with little resistance, became emboldened, snowballed out of control, and ultimately, infected an entire townspeople. Many, if not most, took part in the deviance, while others supported their wicked deeds, and still others just remained silent, not really caring either way.
Just my own personal take on Sodom and Gomorrah, and the progression that led to their obliteration. Sound familiar?
Elizabeth Warren and the DNC are fundraising off the backs of the Dayton and El Paso shootings. Hardly surprising, and there's no doubt in my mind that the concern, the sympathy, and the outrage being expressed by the liberals over the airwaves, is superficial only, and I believe that just below the surface, they're gleeful for the fresh opportunity they've been given to attack, and fuel the outrage with even more outrageous lies, as they froth at the mouth to regain power in 2020, by any means necessary; regardless of the collateral damage left in their diabolical wake of wickedness.
The way they've always used selective tragedy for personal, and party gain is disturbing, and clear to see. They completely ignore, and/or dismiss anything and everything that would focus any attention upon their own selves/party, while railing on conservatives for the very same things they selectively dismiss, and then, all of a sudden, they care so much about a situation when it can be used to cause harm to those they hate.
Any Democrat spewing sympathetic nonsense, as if they care about anyone, and also trying to pin what they, themselves created, on any one man, or conservatives, as a whole, is beyond disgusting. A diabolical bunch of criminals, and a level of hipocrisy like I've never, ever seen before.
I think the most difficult thing for me is that they have so many Americans, completely fooled, and believing everything that comes out from their mouths. Every lie, and every bit of contorted mis-information, is the truth for many Americans, and it's their own wicked agenda that's caused the civil unrest in this country, but conservatives are being accused as being the catalyst for all of the serious damage the liberals have caused, thanks to the left facing media outlets passing the lies along, and creating their own, to boot.
Yesterday, I think it was Mike who said that if nothing else, we can thank Trump for his ability to have been able to force these people to finally expose who, and what they really are, that they've been able to hide for so long. I wonder how many really even care though.
Just some copy and pastes from the article to show some of the lunacy going on in this nation, and how the young liberals have turned absurd, entitled, and fragile to the point that many have difficulty even functioning properly in daily life. They're on "feelings overload", and acting like petulant children.
"Earlier in the day, a speaker outlined the rules of the convention, which included a prohibition on "aggressive scents" in the quiet room."
"I have ALREADY asked people to be mindful of the chatter of their comrades who are sensitive to sensory overload," Jackson said.Â "And that goes DOUBLE for the heckling and the hissing. It is also triggering to my anxiety. Like, being comradely isn't just for like, keeping things civil or whatever."
"There's a lot of whispering and chattering going on. It's making it very difficult for me to focus. Please, I know we're all fresh and ready to go, but can we please just keep the chatter to a minimum? It's affecting my ability to focus."
"Please do not use gendered language to address everyone!"
46 more people shot dead in Chicago over the weekend, and mass shootings elsewhere, all in Democratic citys, as almost always, but the liberal hipocrites...never a peep on the carnage that happens in their own districts. The El Paso killers manifesto mentioned Elizabeth Warren...will that be discussed by anyone?
Frank Wrote: "The key issue is this person is evil and mentally deranged. Society needs to blame something in culture that makes them commit mass murder. They simply cannot resolve themselves to truly believe there is in fact a devil and that devil is in fact a murderer. Trump is an easy target and to believe his thoughts regardless of what they are is the cause of these things is simply Trump Derangement Syndrome."
"Trump derangement syndrome"...ha-ha...don't think Ive heard that one. So true though. The liberals have gone mad, and their derangement is a strange thing to see as its all unfolded, and the catalyst is a pure hatred for a man, and their loss of control a few years ago. The really infuriating part is that mainstream media, and Hollywood, etc., are colluding with them to fill the American public to overflowing with outrageous lies, and few do their due diligence to vet the things they hear.
Hey Mike, my guess is that this guy got all of his news, like so many others, from the mainstream outlets, instead of balancing the sources. Say I'm right...then, as far as this guy knew, Trump was in fact a raging bigot, and hated Hispanics, etc. Bottomline though, is that it takes much more than anything like that to get a mentally healthy human being to murder, so there's a much bigger picture than a murderous response to mere words. The guy was a psychological mess...
Unfortunately, in his manifesto, this guy mentioned Trump as being his inspiration.
Talk about adding fuel to a raging, liberal stoked fire. The Democrats resurrect the racial divide, keep it going strong with their incessant race baiting, and blame Trump for what they, themselves, intentionally created, and all in an effort to de-throne him in 2020.