Thank You Thank you for using Scripture and not opinion. Thank you for letting God's Word speak and not adding or detracting from it. Thank you for encouraging and not confusing.
I pray more women would seek less of the world and more of The Word. Therein will they find blessed rest, peace and joy that defies understanding! Grace! Grace!
Trading liberty for security has NEVER worked!! Even God told the Israelites to trust Him and not establish a king over themselves - look where it got them!!! Perilous times are set before us but we serve the Ruler of kings. I look forward to the day when our current president must bow before His Creator and acknowledge His "Executive Orders" supersede his own.
"But if it doesnât please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh." Joshua 24:15
As many as 10 years ago the U.S. government schools began adding parts of yogo into their mandatory Physical Education classes. These kids have been doing yogo for some time already. Under Common Core, the teachers have time during each day to instruct the children in meditation and meditation techniques; they teach various poses from these eastern religious practices but it doesn't stop at downward dog - it includes "deep breathing techniques that release your inner spirit so you can reach your full potential and let go of aggression", to name one. And should a Christian feel "uncomfortable" with these practices, well, they covered those bases too because they use this:
"Meditation and the Bible" "A highly radical interpretation of the Bible demonstrating the methods of meditation used by the Prophets to attain their unique states of consciousness. First English translation from ancient unpublished manuscripts, with commentary."
But then again, these kids are given to Caesar pretty much from birth so we shouldn't be shocked when the system produces "little Roman's".
"But if it doesnât please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose lan
"The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies. A true mother is one of the holiest secrets of home happiness. God sends many beautiful things to this world, many noble gifts; but no blessing is richer than that which He bestows in a mother who has learned love's lessons well, and has realized something of the meaning of her sacred calling." J. R. Miller, excerpt from "The Family"
"to be self-controlled, pure, homemakers, kind, and submissive to their husbands, so that Godâs message will not be slandered." Titus 2:5
Homemakers: ???????? oikouros; ????? ouros (a guard; be âwareâ); a stayer at home, i.e. domestically inclined: keeper at home; caring for the house, working at home; the (watch or) keeper of the house; keeping at home and taking care of household affairs; a domestic
The Proverbs 31 woman is "a women in seasons"- she does not do ALL of those things at once but as she (and her family) grows in grace and maturity is able to take on different roles. Proverbs Woman and Titus 2 Woman are one in the same: reigning in their domiciles as a servant-queen. God is still our sole provider of all things. "She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle." Prov 31:27. What would a wife and mother gain if she works outside the home to the detriment of her family? Who raises her children then? Who feeds her husband's soul after a weary day at work? Are there special circumstances? Indeed there are (widowhood or a catastrophic accident to the husband come to mind); but those are circumstances which have disrupted the normal family order and God will continue to provide even then, I've seen it.
Amen, Frank! Kind exhortation to women to quit the world's madness and rest in God's good and perfect order! And I echo Lady Virtue - such joy being traded away for lies and bitterness and so many from the pulpit encouraging it!
Angela, a hearty amen as well! God takes care of His daughters, no matter what is happening in their lives. And the joy Christ gives when it falls from Him through our husbands because of our faithfulness to Him is reward enough!
I'm still scratching my head at John's comment about women's "incessant talking" that is "inbred in us" and that we "can't help it." (1:38pm, 2/13); and not because it offended me or hurt my feelers, but because I know a number of sisters on this very thread who do not display such an ungodly characteristic. The comment was in no way edifying, kind or gracious and because it's not the first insinuation in this thread, makes me wonder why it was made. Isn't that the very type of "unloving" generalization John was just arguing about others making? I'm not disagreeing that it's a sin (1 Peter 3:7), however, SIN is inbred into EACH of us regardless of our gender and that SIN separates us from God, whatever it may be. If you know it's part of a woman's "weaker nature", why such an ungodly comment and why paint with such broad strokes? There's a warning to husbands that such a lack of understanding toward their wives will hinder their prayers. I have learned much from those godly women who I would not toss into the category we've all been lumped into. (Sorry if I have completely missed the point of John's comment and correct me if I am wrong!)
Kevin Swanson once "joked": "If you want to see the real American idol, drive down Any Street USA at night and it looks like everyone is welding in their front rooms!" Now we laugh every time we're out at night because he was so spot on! Sad!
Dorcas, the TV went and an embarrassing fortune in movies... We haven't regretted it a day since! Now, we still use Moody science videos for the kids school subjects and there are select movies we do watch but it's nearly impossible to find anything that's not needing sensoring!
*chuckling* My dear brother John UK... We have not owned a TV for nearly 10 years! My kids have NO idea who Katy Perry is AND YET we live in a world where you cannot venture into a city without being bombarded with visuals, conversations at the checkout line repeating the trends and popular artists, the immodest styles of popular dress and even the car next to you blaring out Perry-like (or worse) songs! We are not called to be monks. We shelter our children but we are still in the world - the struggle is to not become a part of it, while still praying for those in it. Perhaps as our children age and we also continue to mature in the faith this will not be the exact same struggle it is now, but, dear brother, in this race we are running toward something as much as we are fleeing from another! Aren't we?
"But you, dear friends, as you build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, expecting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life. Have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; have mercy on others but with fear, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh." Jude 1:20-24
It seems everyone might be touching on the three parts of mercy? If we mind our Christian duty (to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God), we can recognize the insidious evil performed by Perry, warning our children and others from getting near even "the garment defiled"; we can pray for God to do a mighty work in her and others like her; and be humbled knowing it was God who keeps us from the same miserable state.
Thank you Frank for you comments regarding the different roles of men and women. Indeed my husband and I are in full agreement! I did not in any way find ladybugs comments to be feminist - we have to have conversations frequently with our boys about fleeing from people like this and with our daughter to see the evil in a fallen world and shun it, clinging to the righteousness of Christ. As a family with young children we have to pray for God to help us balance out the need to fle
The Bible CLEARLY teaches that my HUSBAND AND I, that is, the PARENTS are responsible for the children's care, NOT the village, the government, my neighbor or any one else. I stand and fall before God for the duty's performed or neglected toward His children in my care. The Bible teaches us that we are not to harm or wrong our neighbor: "Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law." (Rom 13:10) and "Speak and act as those who will be judged by the law of freedom." (James 2:12). Our decision to decline vaccines does not wrong or threaten our neighbor. If vaccines were truly effective, my neighbor would not be in danger from someone who is not vaccinated. A government-mandatory vaccination program will only promote violence against your neighbor. My children do not suffer in ANY way from not being vaccinated - ABSOLUTELY NO WAY. Nor do they pose a risk to anyone else's children. The idea that I am abusing my children by not vaccinating them is an absolute threat to the welfare and safety of my family as it removes my God-given duty to protect my children from danger and places their bodies under the control of those who fear man more than God.
ladybug, thank you. He is a member of the SDA church and holds beliefs that are apart from the Bible.
Again, if he wants to make vaccinations mandatory, that means he wants to make them a law. A law is only a law because it can be enforced. How does he plan on enforcing this?
Also, the SDA hospitals are some of the best in the US (especially Loma Linda, CA). HOWEVER, they do practice "medically necessary" abortions and so Dr. Carson probably has no ill favor toward the way most of the vaccinations nowadays are created.
Hi Dorcas!! Doing great here! Can't say the same for my neighbor. God's mercies are new every morning and we pray, too, that God will do a work in her husband. It's good to hear from you and Frank! I pray you're both doing great and the family as well!
Jim, since I'm on a mobile you'll have to paste the link into your browser. This is a link to a medical journal (so there will be no qualms about unfair journalistic reporting) regarding the CDC's handling of vaccinations and mercury, just from last year. This study was pursued through the courts by the CDC before peer evaluation was allowed to be done. The only reason the study went ahead was because a group of international doctors had already begun the study and there were several universities who would have had serious financial issues if those doctors had left. Otherwise, the CDC wanted their "findings" unchallenged. Anyway, here it is...
Scofield, to be sure, I am in no way trying to instruct you or argue with you. If my statement came off as offensive I am sorry, it was not intended that way. We teach our children that God has given you a brain - use it to the best of that given ability. But we aren't to lean on our own understanding and so that requires us to do some due diligence, with prayer- otherwise we tend toward laziness and Proverbs is replete with warnings on the fate of the lazy. My point was, simply, we should not let others do the thinking for us but be about pleasing God and not man. (That was probably a gentler way of saying that... Sorry, no offense intended.)