John UK, It is incumbent upon us to seek fellowship with otherâ€™s of the same faith. One Christ, One faith, One baptism. We are many members, but are to function as one body with Christ our Head and word as our guide. Discernment is needed to ensure we are we equally yoked with a biblically sound congregation. I attend a church which teaches and understands the central and foundational place of scripture and seeks Godâ€™s glory. Is it perfect, no, but is committed to Christ.
I cannot wrap my mind around Christians NOT seeking high and low for a congregation or worse, not desiring to join the body for unsubstantiated reasons.
Ladybug, I donâ€™t believe in infant salvation at baptism, to clarify. As for your not going to â€śchurchâ€ť, what may I ask you do on the Lordâ€™s Day? Do you gather at home with fellow believers? Lordâ€™s Supper? I ask because Hebrews 10:25 is clear, we are to not forsake our coming together to worship. We are a body, not just individual parts. Just wondering whether you havenâ€™t found a biblical church or just do not believe the manner of â€śchurchâ€ť in America is biblical.
Ladybug, I understand your desire and zeal for biblical literacy and devotion. The Grahamâ€™s have said and believe some very suspect ideas. Yet, I know they believe Christ is the Lord and His is the only Way to know or come to God. Likewise, A.W.Pink was an ardent believer and concise expositor of Christâ€™s word, but he himself became bitter or displeased with the local church, he kept himself and family from attending on the Lordâ€™s day toward the end of his life. That is in direct violation of scripture. Hebrews 10:25.
With that said, I firmly believe Pink was a good teacher and is a saint. I believe the Grahamâ€™s are true believers as well. Dolores isnâ€™t a worshipper of the Grahamâ€™s as you are not a worshipper of Pink. I appreciate your zeal and courage to stand for the truth, but hope you can understand men are fallible but remain in Godâ€™s flock by grace, not according to their merits.
John UK, Itâ€™s good to read your trip was edifying and reaffirming. â€śNot the labors of my hand Can fulfill thy lawâ€™s demands; Could my my zeal no respite know, Could my tears for ever flow, All for sin could not atone; Thou must save, and thou alone.â€ť
There have been numerous animal shelters, mills, and the like shut down for violations, yet a supposed â€śwomenâ€™s healthâ€ť office remains open. Praise there are those who maintain the pressure to shut these places down and open the eyes of those involved to the dignity of life.
If someone dislikes (breaks) one law, they dislike (break) the WHOLE law. May God in Christ open as many as eyes as He pleases to the reality of being cursed under the law, but made clean and free in Christ.
Jim, A â€śdossierâ€ť was started by a Republican, but the Steele dossier is the work of Clinton/DNC/(possibly) Obama Admin, through Fusion GPS with the help of a former British intel agent Richard Steele. The Republican angle is misleading used by the MSM to minimize the situation. Actually the Clinton campaign may be in violation of Federal campaign laws related to dossier.
Former CIA director Brennan stated last year this dossier had nothing to do with his suspicion and push for an investigation into Trump/Russia collusion. Yet, the intelligence community still reported on it. Further, how was the Uranium One deal not a matter of suspicion? Seeing the close ties between the Clinton Foundation ($100M donation from Russian firms and $500K for Bill Clinton speech) as well as the Podesta group (John Podesta running Clintonâ€™s campaign) , this should have been a huge red flag. I believe this dossier, the neglect to investigate Clinton/Podesta, and the current ongoing â€ścollusionâ€ť investigation is politically biased at best and fraudulent collusion of the intelligence agencies and political figures trying to rid themselves of Trump.
Though the professor had a right to write books, she doesnâ€™t have a right to her own truth. There is no argument against a premise based on an absurdity. This womanâ€™s contention isnâ€™t against â€śwhite privilegeâ€ť, it is against truth and reason.