ABC News Radio wrote: In a rare public speech today, former President George W. Bush blasted the divisive state of American politics, rejecting nativism and warning of a âcrisis of confidence.â
âBigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,â .... âWe've seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty. At times, it can seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together.
âWe've seen nationalism distorted into nativism. Forgotten the dynamism immigration has always brought to America. The fading value of trade,â ... âWe've seen the return of isolationist sentiments forgetting that American security is directly threatened by the chaos and despair of distant places where threats such as terrorism, infectious disease, criminal gangs and drug trafficking tend to emerge. In all these ways, we need to recall and recover our own identity.â
... "People are hurting....We must hear and help them but we cannot wish globalization away any more than we could wish away the agricultural revolution or the industrial revolution."
Christopher000 wrote: I get fleeting glimpses, but then confused again.
Christopher, I think it perfectly normal to go through those stages of "almost there", and then "confused again" and then "despondent" and "frustrated".
One thing is sure, that when we read and study the Bible (go through it at least once a year, every year) that exercise will knock on the head a lot of false teaching that is rampant today. And while the Lord is showing you that, he will reveal to you what he chooses to reveal to you. And then your doctrine will be your own, being built around the entire word of God (as a whole), and shown you by the Lord himself.
"Flesh and blood hath not revealed this unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven". (Jesus to Peter)
Be patient, and things will get clearer in due course.
BTW, God is so great, that when you have this one cleared up, there are 1,001 other things waiting in the wings. We only know in part, we see through a glass darkly. How can we expect to comprehend the infinite, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, Creator of all that is?
The majority of the brethren here are like-minded when it comes to unregenerates frequenting these threads on a daily basis and seeking to cause division, mutilating God's word, pushing agendas that originate with Satan, such as siding with the Satanic RCC or continually pushing politics mixed with 'religion'. It gets tiresome having to read the same propaganda parroted by these unregenerate tares that are allowed to cause division by letting their comments stand.
There comes a time when we are NOT to cast pearls before swine; God's truth is precious and should not be repeatedly given to those who haven't ears to hear. The subtlety used in comments concerning Lutherans, surrendering to Christ, blah blah blah, is obvious to those with discernment. We pray yes, but the time to engage has ended - enough casting pearls.
There's a reason why unregenerates are not permitted to comment on certain sites....
This is an excellent teaching on casting pearls - http://www.truthaccordingtoscripture.com/documents/books/pink/sermon-on-the-mount/sermon-on-the-mount.pdf
1517 wrote: John Y, Your post was bait for an argument. You made this same post before. Really do not understand how your confusing point, stating this person joining a Lutheran Church, is related to repentance.
No my post was not a bait for an argument. And I am getting sick and tired of you and some of the others on here who are stating that every post I make is a bait for an argument. This article is about Luther and repentance. My post was about repentance in that I stated that the Deacon's son had repented years ago when he surrendered his life to Christ and trusts entirely in Him alone for salvation. If one surrendered their life to Christ and trusts entirely in Him alone for salvation and repented then they can't lose their salvation even if they convert from the Baptist Church to the Lutheran Church. And as I stated my post did not violate any of the Forum Policies like you and ladybug seem to believe.
Well when I did a search, this article is supposed to be about biofuels there might be a mention of it somewhere. There is a mention about Republican politicians and gasoline though. It's interesting to see when I can still see an article that's 11 years old, and I still think they did get their wish about increasing mileage on cars. This article is about also Republican Senators being aggressive, and almost amusing I have to say. Biofuels are very important to corn and soybean farmers.
NAFB wrote: The White House has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to stand down on efforts to weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Bloomberg reports the agency was told to abandon two changes that were under consideration: a possible reduction in biodiesel requirements and a proposal to allow exported renewable fuel to count toward domestic quotas....
...Administration officials say the handful of senators blocked the administration by âthreatening to hold nominees hostage until they get their way.â [ ]
Thanks Mike. Thanks Kev, but this is plenty for now...ha-ha.
Thanks Ladybug, and honestly, that actually put me at ease a bit. You all talk sometimes, the way I take it, anyway, as if you just arrived there, with knowledge, and all, and can't see things any other way. Now I see a bit deeper, and that it's a process, understanding, that is. I'm not quite sure why I'm not grasping this as I should. I get fleeting glimpses, but then confused again. I often feel like the odd man out on certain issues, where I think, huh? but many, if not most, have been at this a lot longer than I have.
ladybug and 1517, Oh for the love of. This news article is about Luther isn't it? Well my comment stuck to the subject matter and was not in violation of any of the forum policies listed. So what is your problem anyway? The Forum Policies state: (1)No profanities(including crude or rude language). (2)Personal attacks or insults directed at other users will be censored. (3)Only one post at a time per thread(allow for alternate users) (4)No cross-posting or spamming(do not copy your posts everywhere) (5)Use the "Insert Hyperlink" button to embed hyperlinks.
My post did not violate any of those Forum Policies listed above.
Dr. Tim wrote: The ESV would be a great version to use in teaching children--that is, IF you want to teach them that Jesus is NOT the Son of God (Luke 2:33), that the blood of Christ has no role in purchasing our redemption (Colossians 1:14), and that Mark 16:9-20 is fiction. I have taught children of all ages (and adults, too) from the King James Bible, and the only ones who had trouble understanding it were those who are LOST--I Corinthians 2:12-14.
I Still teach kids with Authoised Bible -have for decades- And I see them understand it easily ( & those others that require Hebrew & Greek to look up plural you versus singular you? I see the lazy moderns never bother to look up which is which ) Lk22:31And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
ÂĄTu tienes razon! Thou art correct, hermano!
Jn3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again"
Not just Nicky in need of rebirth.
Pushing English towards Hebrew and Greek serves to convey the meaning and style of the original scriptures
There is a Deacon at that Baptist Church I attend on Sunday mornings and his son converted from the Baptist Church to the Lutheran Church when he married a Lutheran woman this past summer. That Deacon's son surrendered his life to Christ years ago and trusts entirely in Him alone for salvation. It is unscriptural for anybody on here to suggest that because that Deacon's son converted from the Baptist Church to the Lutheran Church when he married his Lutheran wife that somehow he is not really saved. Conversion from the Baptist Church to the Lutheran Church does not mean that he somehow lost his salvation.
Great Sermon! This a useful sermon for clearing up common misconceptions concerning oaths and vows. Pastor Silversides plainly shows what oaths and vows are, their lawfulness, uses, and obligation, as well as the care with which they should be used and kept. Very practical!