Perhaps this opinion piece will explain why Pompeo would want to quit his present job as mentioned in previous posting?
Rev. Eric Atcheson wrote: .... To hear Pompeo describe it, service as a Christian leader comes down to three d-words: disposition, dialogue and decisions. Pompeo buttresses these three characteristics with sprinklings of Scripture and amusing anecdotes, but in so doing, he boxes up Christianity and its teachings in a way that insulates him from applying Christian ethics any further than he absolutely must.
But this is precisely the difficulty with Pompeo publicly styling himself as a leader who takes his cues from the New Testament. It takes a strong sense of compartmentalization to square Christianity‚Äôs ethical demands for truth-telling, integrity and human rights with the Trump White House‚Äôs elastic relationship with the truth, comfortableness with corruption and cavalier attitude toward human rights....
excerpt from, " Pompeo‚Äôs ‚ÄėChristian leader‚Äô speech goes only as far as Trump allows"
Perhaps, my, this is more specific and what mr. Pompeo is not doing?
Tim what thread were you reading when you came up with that reply? I attacked the practice of witchcraft no matter if the practitioners believe they had this occult power or not.
Read JF& B Bible Commentary for 1st Sam.b28:5-25. It's informative.
Republican take the log out of your own eye before you try to take the speck of dust out of the Democrats'
https://tinyurl.com/y697rzd9 (Evangelicals Are Supporting Trump Out of Fear, Not Faith) from which,
David French wrote: .... ...Clinton...scandals helped spur the Southern Baptist Convention in 1998 to issue its seminal ‚ÄúResolution on Moral Character of Public Officials.‚ÄĚ That document‚Äôs key statement was ominous and unequivocal: ‚ÄúTolerance of serious wrong by leaders sears the conscience of the culture, spawns unrestrained immorality and lawlessness in the society, and surely results in God‚Äôs judgment.‚ÄĚ...
.... White evangelicals are largely Republican, and they‚Äôre generally going to vote for Republicans. And proximity to power has always had its attractions for religious charlatans of all stripes. But I‚Äôd suggest the real reason for the breadth and depth of evangelical support is deeper and‚Äďperversely‚Äďeven more destructive to its religious witness.
It isn't about impeachment? Donald Trump thinks it is!
https://tinyurl.com/y5n7quus (Donald Trump told Republicans to get tough on the impeachment. So they stormed a closed-door hearing) from which,
Peter Marsh wrote: [A short video what should be playable on most Android devices with Republicans explaining what they were doing.]
A group of Republicans stormed into a secure room on Capitol Hill chanting "let us in", ordered pizza and fried chicken, then began a sit-in to protest against the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump.
Before we got here:
‚ÄĘ Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump over efforts to pressure the President of Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden, and his son Hunter ‚ÄĘ The investigation is focusing on whether or not Mr Trump withheld military aid unless an investigation was started into Hunter Biden's links to a Ukrainian company Burisma ‚ÄĘ In the month since, a series of witnesses have talked to the committees investigating behind closed doors. Mr Trump has maintained he did nothing wrong
They held up proceedings for five hours...but in the end, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper still testified behind closed doors...
Michael Bloomberg would make a very good President also. A billionaire who was actually a billionaire and does actual charity work unlike some Republicans. There's still plenty of time for more to come out.
But, I agree Michael about the polls. I think most people will completely ignore them for 2020 and vote to have a change, an assured one
https://tinyurl.com/y3apc5x2 (Trump‚Äôs Base Isn‚Äôt Enough)
The Republicans should be working on getting Mike Pence to be the Presidential candidate. ūüĎćIt's not only the Democrats that have to worry ‚Ěó
Strange this meeting honoring a persecuted Christian, ignores the persecution of Christians and others such as Kurds is still ongoing. Trump saying there was a victory in Syria ‚Ěó Erdogan has even been invited to the United States I believe in November. This thug has no business being invited to our country.ūüĎé
Robert Spencer wrote: The perpetrators of the genocide aimed to create a homogenous ‚Äď Turkish and Muslim ‚Äď country. A slogan that echoes a similar objective ‚Äď ‚ÄúOne flag, one homeland, one state, one language, one religion, one nation‚ÄĚ ‚Äď has been commonly used by Turkish officials ever since. And in this mindset, there is no place for religious liberty, ethnic diversity or equal rights for all. Although more than 100 years have passed, the genocide is still denied by the Turkish government, and the mentality of seizing non-Muslim property and suppressing Christians¬†is still alive and well.
https://tinyurl.com/y9oxab9w (Turkey‚Äôs ongoing persecution of Assyrian Christians)
The Democrats have a fairly good chance of winning this time, and they should have followed some of the good advice given such as,
Jonathan Martin wrote: ....The Ohio senator said he was confident Democrats would eventually rally behind their nominee, but he warned the party not to embrace a single-payer health care plan that eliminates private insurance.
‚ÄúI think it‚Äôll be a hard sell to the public if we go into the general election for ‚ÄėMedicare for all,‚Äô‚ÄĚ said Mr. Brown, citing the risk of alienating union workers who would lose their negotiated plans....
from "SA article"
Anyway, several of the people presently running on the Democratic side can beat Trump, as seen by polls,
https://tinyurl.com/y6gwxd99 (Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren Can Both Beat Trump, Poll Shows)
John MacArthur wrote: .... We believe the Old Testament regulations governing Sabbath observances are ceremonial, not moral, aspects of the law. As such, they are no longer in force, but have passed away along with the sacrificial system, the Levitical priesthood, and all other aspects of Moses' law that prefigured Christ. Here are the reasons we hold this view.
In Colossians 2:16-17, Paul explicitly refers to the Sabbath as a shadow of Christ, which is no longer binding since the substance (Christ) has come. It is quite clear in those verses that the weekly Sabbath is in view....
https://tinyurl.com/y9y24c38 (Are the Sabbath laws binding on Christians today?) ūüĎć
Neil, for modern controversies about Pontius Pilate read the article, for earlier ones, e.g.,
JFB Biblical Commentary wrote: ¬†John19: 19-22. Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross .¬†.¬†. Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews .¬†.¬†. and it was written in Hebrew‚ÄĒor Syro-Chaldaic, the language of the country. ¬† ¬† ¬† and Greek‚ÄĒthe current language. ¬† ¬† ¬† and Latin‚ÄĒthe official language. These were the chief languages of the earth, and this secured that all spectators should be able to read it. Stung by this, the Jewish ecclesiastics entreat that it may be so altered as to express, not His real dignity, but His false claim to it. But Pilate thought he had yielded quite enough to them; and having intended expressly to spite and insult them by this title, for having got him to act against his own sense of justice, he peremptorily refused them. And thus, amidst the conflicting passions of men, was proclaimed, in the chief tongues of mankind, from the Cross itself and in circumstances which threw upon it a lurid yet grand light, the truth which drew the Magi to His manger, and will yet be owned by all the world!
Pontius Pilate remains controversial even into the modern day, but perhaps not for religious reasons. An interesting article itself, which I think Christians and Jews would find informative and not controversial.
Then why did you bring up global warming, Adriel. It's just an answer to not take a simplistic answer on a topic.
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