""Why are repressive regimes and authoritarian governments so keen on the concept of hate speech? Because it is a means to control people â not just what they do but also what they say and think.""
Western nations are becoming more and more repressive and authoritarian..... And despotic ... dictatorial.....
Freedom of speech and freedom of religion has no place in Lefty Liberalist socialist Democrat - societies. ...... Like the US and the UK....!!!
Psalm 9:7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. 8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. 9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. 10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee."
""The U.S. House of Representatives approved Friday (May 17) an expansive gay and transgender rights bill that opponents warn would devastatingly undermine freedom of religion, conscience and speech, as well as protections for women, girls and unborn children.""
Jude : 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9 .... The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them!"
The reprobates in this fallen world display their evil heart, hate, sin and their disobedience of God. They are defiled just as the prophetic word declares.
Mark 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."
Psalm 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
Psalm 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them."
""Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law.""
The battle rages in the US.
Life begins at conception. There is no possible argument rejecting this fact since every one of us began our life at conception.
The only way to stop life after conception is to kill that life.
Abortion is murder of the unborn infant. Fact!!
May God be with the people of the US and bring all hearts to truth and justice.
Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."
The christian is not a citizen of this planet. Because we are followers of Christ we will be persecuted like Him.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit."
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. 23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also."
When these persecutions become painful and difficult - Pray to God IN Christ and rely on the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26/27.
""From limiting birth control to banning comprehensive sex ed, US religious fundamentalists are working hard to outlaw sex that falls outside their theology.â"
Democrats are shocked that 'normal' people are trying to prevent murder, and prevail over moral corruption in society.
Proof (if it was needed) that Satan and sin run Democrat policy.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
Prov 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: 4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. 6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. 7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. 8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: 9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: 10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; 11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, 12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; 13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me! 14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly."
""The popular PBS Kids series Arthur broke new ground Monday by inserting a same-sex wedding into the plot,""
Brain Washing starts early in todays satanic sodomite world!!
2Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds) 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the UNJUST unto the day of judgment TO BE PUNISHED: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the LUST OF UNCLEANNESS, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities."
"Her pathway to real salvation was appointed by the Almighty. It is motherhood. "She shall be saved through childbirth" (1Tim 2v15). The first gospel promise was given before any curse was pronounced on man or woman. And the promise wonderfully involved the means of motherhood. "I will put enmity between you [the serpent] and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel" [Gen 3:5]. God our Maker would not allow the human race to perish. Now that Adam and Eve had sinned and Paradise was shattered, the only hope lay in God himself. "I will" is the message of grace. One means was mentioned as the instrumental course of salvation from the devil's clutches. It was childbearing! Deliverance comes, not through man's vocational efforts in the cultural mandate, but through woman's childbearing. How wrong women are when they imagine that their hope lies in imitating men's careers. As they abandon motherhood for the office and factory, they despise God's carefully designed means of breaking the devil's yoke and fleeing the miseries he has inflicted." (W Chantry) www.monergism.com/high-calling-motherhood
"âEquality Act,â which, according to the conservative legal nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom, âgives people of faith an ultimatum: Change your faith-based practices or face government punishment.â"
Democrat party 'Animal Farm!!!
Quote: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
A proclamation by the pigs who control the government in the novel Animal Farm , (by George Orwell).
That's socialist/commie/Liberalist 'equality' for you.
"Uninspired songs cannot be placed on a level with the songs of inspiration as the rule for âteaching and admonishing.â All agree that the âPsalmsâ of the text (Col 3:16) are the inspired Psalms, the very word of God. âTeachingâ refers to doctrine, what we are to believe. âAdmonishingâ refers to practice, how we are to live. It is not conceivable that Paul would place the writings of uninspired men on a level with the Psalms of the Bible as a standard of doctrine and practice. âThe scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the word of God, the only rule of faith and manners.â
Uninspired hymns abound in errors. Dr. Cook of Belfast, says, â I never yet found a compilation of hymns that I could pronounce free from serious errors. In 1838 the Presbyterian General assembly, appointed a committee to revise their hymnbook. In their report they say, âOn a critical examination we found many hymns deficient in literary merit, some incorrect in doctrine, and many altogether unsuitable for the sanctuary.â What an indictment to bring against the book which their own church had substituted for Godâs book of praises." www.fpchurch.org.uk/about-us/how-we-worship/exclusive-psalmody/why-psalms-only/
Dr. Tim wrote: You overlooked one, Adriel: âLet the words of my mouth [not thy mouth, but my mouth] and the meditation of my heart [not thy heart, but my heart], be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemerâ (Psalm 19:14).
Hey Tim; You've overlooked a word in that phrase too Tim. What did the psalmist mean by using the word "Let" at the beginning of the verse?
Actually The Hebrew at that point is "emer" - Which is translated = "Let the word" This appears to be a request by the psalmist asking for God's grace in making his words "acceptable" to God. It doesn't suggest that he is going to use uninspired words, or come to that 'ideas', to challenge God in some kind of verbal disagreement. In that he is making the request to God directly he seems to be asking for grace to get it right.
The previous verse is ... 13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression."
Which seems to be the same theme of requesting God's help to be a better person in the service of God.
As for Psalms versus UNInspired hymns = You are still stuck with the same problem of = God's version - or Mans???
Mike wrote: It isn't wrong to sing hymns written by men.
Hello again Mike. Long time no see.
God wrote the Bible. Therefore God wrote the Book of Psalms for His worship and praise.
Some prefer to reject the Psalms for man's version of lyrics and music - It's more lively and enjoyable entertainment?
But is that the "Praise" ordained by God?
BTW: God did not entrust the authorship of His Laws, doctrines and precepts which lead to salvation, unto a bunch of evil hearted sinners.
Psalm 119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to THY WORD. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not THY STATUTES. 156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to THY JUDGMENTS. 157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from THY TESTIMONIES. 158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not THY WORD. 159 Consider how I love THY PRECEPTS: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness. 160 Thy word IS TRUE from the beginning: and every one of THY RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS endureth for ever."
""Methodist Church's Conference this summer has recommended changing the rules to allow same-sex weddings to take place in its chapels.""
Well they always were a bunch of Arminians trying to work their ticket to heaven.
Now they ditch the Bible to accommodate the sodomite satanic agenda.
By allowing these sodomites into their church they will be denying 'Repentance' of sin..... Which in turn denies salvation.
Denying God and His Scriptures means that they are NOT a Christian organisation.
God's prophecy states ..... Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:"
v32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
""Communist Party members the "enormous harm" Christianity is to the atheist nation and identify ways to stunt its growth.""
Aw what a shame the despotic dictatorship of communism is upset about God interfering with their evil political discord.
Christ Jesus, Son of God commanded .... Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
AND .... Matt 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
1Peter 3:14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ."
""However, an online petition calling for Mr. Anderson to be banned from Ireland was created in response, and gained 14,000 signatures.""
This must be Southern Ireland trying to claim the "Moral high ground" .....??
The nation which has followed the Vatican's idolatrous religious fallacy for centuries????
The nation which recently joined the murderous baby killing abortion club for the mothers quote, "Rights?" to kill her child????
You are of your father the devil.....
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not."
""a curriculum approved by the state law that seeks to introduce more inclusiveness in school teachings.""
Satan busy at trying to plant the seeds of moral destruction in the future generations again.
GOD warns the nations.... 2Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds) 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities."
Lets hope that some of these parents and teachers might ensure that not all the children will burn in hell.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved."
Global warming?? Man destroying God's planet??
God has established the world and it cannot be moved!!
"To this power it is owing that the world stands to this day. The world also is established; it was so at first, by the creating power of God, when he founded it upon the seas; it is so still, by that providence which upholds all things and is a continued creation; it is so established that though he has hanged the earth upon nothing (Job 26:7) yet it cannot be moved; all things continue to this day, according to his ordinance. Note, The preserving of the powers of nature and the course of nature is what the God of nature must have the glory of; and we who have the benefit thereof daily are very careless and ungrateful if we give him not the glory of it. Though God clothes himself with majesty, yet he condescends to take care of this lower world and to settle its affairs; and, if he established the world, much more will he establish his church, that it cannot be moved." (M.Henry)