Great Sermon! Ladyday,
Are we to understand that the grace of God has caused you to distance yourself from this man, to the extent that you appear have earned your salvation? It seems that a person understanding grace would not condemn another.
You apparently listened to more than one of his "dirty songs." Why more than one? And what difference does Christmas make? Where in the bible do we see gatherings to celebrate Christmas?
Your righteousness may not be from Christ judging your overly critical spirit re Prince.
Angela Wittman wrote: Dear no name, You will be in my prayers. The good Lord brought my cousin to Himself for spiritual healing before her death and I look forward to our family reunion in Heaven. May the good Lord bless you even more as you are such a blessing to others, including me. Thank you.
@Angela Praising God that He drew your cousin also to Himself. I follow your blog regularly and am blessed by its contents...may the Gracious Lord continue to bless you and your witness to us weary and worn pilgrims. Your grateful sister in Christ. Thank-you not only for your prayers,but also for your encouragement and comfort. Keep running the race....
@Angela Wittman... Oh how your post concerning your cousin tore at my heart. I too suffered at the hands of ungodly males in my family. But...God in His Love, Grace, and Mercy healed my broken spirit. He also gave me a godly husband who has been most supportive. When I read the Duggar article, all those memories came flooding back. I too pray for the victims....the scars are deep!
Dolores wrote: No name, I had to stop posting on things that were not even connected with anything. . . He mentioned this very thing about signs of renewed racial tension and violence between the white and black as it was during the civil outrage in the 50s&60s. Along with weather changes, christian persecution, churches losing their tax exemptions and christian organizations and much more that I see beginning to happen. I, too, found myself reacting to comments that were not very christ like, to those that were really over zealous with their comments but never owned up to it because they ere right and I was wrong so in their zeal they were setting me straight. I just laugh at it now and try to absorb the hurt and let the Lord in His wisdom handle it for me.
Dolores, we cannot, we cannot lose. Yet we are all in the same boat of frailties. Let the righteous smite ... it shall be a kindness. All things are for our sake. Isn't that great? All things are for our sake. Allow, as much as lies within you, conform you to 1 Corinthians 13 and behold the Lamb. The world models the church which is to be God's witness and signpost. Joy in him for all things. May God's Spirit be with yours.
This is not to discourage you but to have you consider who and what we are in this world. E.g. the Christian.
Christians are not called to "causes." Let the âworldâ do what they are naturally inclined to do. And let the Christian do what was commanded to do. Causes are just like Christmas when individuals from every walk of life get together like ONE BIG WORLD under the dominion of darkness. Or, like Democrats and Republicans. You cannot make a distinction. Besides the Christian is told that our battle is the Lordâs and our battle is not with flesh and blood. Our weapon is mightier through the proclamation of the Word of God, living lives worthy of our calling, and through prayer. The crowd calling out for the crucifixion of the Savior was a mixed multitude; the immoral, amoral, and moral, and the religious; but none being necessarily righteous. Some ignorant believers get mixed up in almost anything. This is why a deep understanding of Godâs eternal purposes are important; which comes with teaching doctrine.
[AUTHOR]John UK[/AUTHOR]I'll have a crack at this one. [/QUOTE]Isn't Judaism what Jesus was up against during the days of his flesh? Wasn't this the group that joined Rome to crucify our Lord? Do Christians have ties to Judaism? Where is it in scripture?
Listen People: There Has Always Been Here In America A Holy & Divine Institiution Called "Marriage" Between One Man & One Wife. So why aren't we talking about ISIS?
And THE ANTICHRIST has Always Been Trying To DESTROY us with the TERROR of ISIS and inner city rioting cause by him. ! So, ***THE GREAT CONSPIRACY*** &-OR "THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY (THAT) DOTH ALREADY WORK" In The U.S.A. today through ISIS and distracting lies of the media.
ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT; HEADED BY HIS ONE-ISIS Terrorist Group and America's new media.
"And I Beheld Another BEAST - ISIS and America's new media.
And HE Doeth GREAT WONDERS, In The Sight Of Men And HE Causeth All, Both Small And Great, Rich And Poor, Free And Bond to become distracted from real issues - the growing threat of Islamist proselytzing our young innocent men who are in jails for misdemeanors and concocted lies.
"Judeo-Christian heritage"? Isn't Judaism what Jesus was opposed to during the days of his flesh. Isn't Judeo-Christian is a new term of the 20th century? Aren't the Judaizers part of Judeo system of thinking? Does Christianity have it roots in Judaism? If so, where is it scripture? I'd like to know.
Jim Lincoln wrote: You missed the head on the nail.
Jim Lincoln wrote: You missed the head on the nail.
Ouch! "Notes of A Hanging Judge" is a must read. You will see the real intention of the Welfare Program. Also, when a man is denied meaningful employment in order to support his family, it has a toll on every aspect of society and spiritual life. There was an intrusion upon the Affirmative Action Program to change the economic status of those the program was designed to help -minorities; Black male minorities. But due to greed and systemic judicial inequities (another issued too long for post), these men were made to feel less than what God created the for - headship and providers for their families. This needs further discussion. Think on this: No man lives unto himself. As long as one man is discriminated against; all are discriminated against. None is exempt. Also, there is always enough to meet every man's need; but never enough to meet a single man's greed. These are paraphrased thoughts of others. Finally, Jesus came to set men free. So, why are white men so afraid of white men, esp Chsristian white men who too often make choicesâ after the flesh?â
Christopher000 wrote: Anyway, for No Name, the word I would use is passionate, and for SC, I would use the words open and honest; not one to mince words or beat around a bush. Knowing SC well enough,
I'm only commenting because I have been misunderstood in the past and called racist. Nope.
We all have been called 'racist' at one time or another; and we've all misunderstood or been misunderstood, and WE ALL ... But for me I was way out of line and ask forgiveness for my ungodly assault on SC. I don't know if I should even continue posting; as the NEWS headlines, in focus, send me into a mindless orbit. Their words subtly engineer our thoughts, even myself; thinking I have it all together. I just wish the church, believers, would become more intentional in breaking down ungodly walls erected by the wicked. A former poster recommended that we go into Jericho, Samaria, and Ninevah with love and the GOSPEL OF PEACE - reconciling men to God.
I am not defending anyone; white or black. I just think it behooves us to refrain from repeating things that engender strife, or fills us with ungodly expectations, no matter who it comes from. Words take on a life of their own. So do pictures! We must minister grace to the hearer. I would not even repeat what is in the headlines because 'words take on life' and diminish hope. These young people who know nothing of spiritual warfare are destroying themselves and others with their lyrics. They are framing worlds of destruction. Even the cops are affected by the words framing their small world. Al Sharpton is a big part of the problem. He is a disgrace and needs to be recognized as such. I wish you hadn't brought up his name. Because he vexes my spirit. But I can pray for renewal. I believe that if everyone looks forward to national rioting, God will give our nation the desire of its heart. Far fetched? They go to God fasting and praying.
S C from OH And how would you label âwhite copsâ who kill those made in Godâs image with impunity? âgorilla familyâ I can only say to you what our Lord said to those who thought they were of Abrahamâs seed. âYou are of your father the devil.â I mean that. You are a little demon. You like most unregenerate degenerates leave wars for your children to clean up. No wonder there is so much ADHD and sicknesses like paranoia, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. because you are ignorant of your own father, the devilâs, devices. I hope I am wrong in interpreting your post. I really do. Because for a new creature to say things like this is not of God. It is something Hitler would say. And, George Bush wanted to nationalize the police force. It is all part of the New World Order. Mike, who cares about a personal text about the spreading âŚ Your words can kindle a fire. You are not discerning about this spiritual issue. SC from OHIO. You are the one who needs salvation from yourself. You have cursed the image of God and then think God will accept your praise. Don't think you're OK. OK?
Jim and Dorcas, perhaps we can see it this way. All things are for our sake. We cannot lose. Their heresy and attempts to keep people in the dark causes us to pray more fervently, study more earnestly as the noble Bereans in preparation to give answers that effectively change the way truth is presented to those captives. It is true, they cannot give what they have not received. A good thing is their acknowledgment of having delivered "boring" sermons. Hopefully, many will find saying the rosary boring as well as useless. This realization of something missing just might bring some to the true light. Perhaps they go to the stream of living waters (John 4). I certainly will pray for this to become a reality. May the joy of the Lord become theirs.