Luke 6:43-44 KJVÂ For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Â (44)Â For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
This is the only legitimate way to properly discern human beings. Look at ALL of the fruit.
Jesus even asked us to discern Him by those standards: John 10:37-38 KJVÂ If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. Â (38)Â But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
And: John 14:11 KJVÂ Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
Remember that public opinion was partially responsible for Jesus' death.
And of course Paul warns of the "Say everything but do nothing": Titus 1:16 KJVÂ They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Allegations are not deeds. I am sure that if the President is indeed born again then his conversion is recent. So if he (or we for that matter) are judged by our past deeds prior to our conversion then that's one thing. But what fruit has he born lately? Judge him on t
They are going about this all wrong. They are rewriting fact and history if they change their birth certificates many years after birth. I wonder if they could be liable to a lawsuit if they not only change their identities mentally but also physically and then go and have new birth certificates created and the old destroyed. It is probable that these liars and pretenders could then marry and not tell their spouses and the family of those spouses what their real sex is; even adopt and make a family. Then for them to find out some time later that what they have been married to was an abomination. The innocent would be devastated.
It won't be long until some "Dr. Frankenstein" will transplant a uterus into a male and then implant an embryo for him to give birth.
What these states should do is not tamper with the original birth certificates but issue an addendum that states that the individual has chosen to change their sexual identities.
Australia had a great spiritual awakening in the 1980s and 90s; but now, an entire continent lost! The "Land Down Under" has gone down under.
Matthew 11:23-24 NRSV And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades. For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. (24) But I tell you that on the day of judgment it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you."
Without question nor debate Ravi Zacharias is the real deal. From suits against Christian businesses to accusations against those in authority the current tool to attack good moral character is to allege sexual misconduct. Their strategy is to take advantage of the many legitimate revelations of misconduct coming to light against real predators by throwing those whom they disagree with into the mix. Today, truth and opinion can carry equal weight. I echo the quote of Chris G P from England of our Lord (Himself a victim of public opinion over truth) saying to be "wise as serpents and harmless as doves." Two good things to take from the behavior of a serpent is to be still and observant in dealing with persons you don't know or have no reliable source concerning their character.
One more thing; to echo the Apostle Paul: "1 Timothy 5:19 BLBÂ Do not receive an accusation against an elder, except upon two or three witnesses."
For the enemy to put Ravi Zacharias' head on his mantle would be a very big deal. He is and has been one of our best apologists in modern times. His comments in the article are well worth receiving; especially when someone brings up a false accusation against YOU.
I wonder if Sean Hannity is going to have one of his forums with these people. If that happens Judge Moore might win by double digits. The Soros/Obama/Clinton/Allred smear machine should have waited a week before the election to release the hounds.
Jim, you've given us many a link with interviews and quotes from Goodbye Charlie Rose. He already said that he was "embarrassed" at the revelation. What's your take on this serial abuser?
Absolutely no abortion is true universal health care. Liberals know that if our schools return to the ideals of free speech and open debate the consequence would be that all of their leftist reasonings would be rightly scoffed at and trampled under foot. The result would be less millennials indoctrinated to socialism.
That is why I give props to Jim for his courage to continue sharing his thoughts here at this free speech forum. Ironically, I think if a Thatcher-like person monitored our threads here at SA then we would not see most of Jim's hilarious comments and links. And "bystanders and observers" would have a clear choice of what is and what is not sound reasoning.
A few minutes ago I watched the Women for Moore press conference and, I tell you, it was powerful. If you get a chance check it out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e5A3ulcm8Y
The final speaker was the judges wife. Her most memorable quote was "He will not step down!"
You know, I and others have staked our life on a man who refused to "step down." He was accused and charged of being a terrorist plotting to destroy a temple. There were witnesses come forth to testify under oath that he had said this. Who was this man that people had 3 1/2 yrs to witness his character? Well, he was a nobody from a small town that was not known for its good hospitality. The town was not Bethlehem which should have disqualified claims of Messiah. So the governing establishment decided to step in and save the people from this hoodwink. And of course the young man was soundly exposed for the charlatan he was and was handed over to the hated Romans who rightly gave him a public execution to end the cult.
And I (we) stake our lives on such flimsy evidence. We weren't there because this was nearly 2000 years ago. That 3 1/2 yrs of public ministry convinced me that his character was real, despite the testimony of his accusers. And Judge Moore has been on the scene much longer.
61.6%... in favor. I really thought (wrongly) that it would have been completely the opposite. I guess a big chunk of the voters were those with 4 yr degrees.
I don't know if evangelicals actually stayed home. I believe what happened there is happening all over the world and it involves millennials. A huge chunk of them are apostate children of evangelicals. The motto "As for me my house" is no longer emphasized, thus we have a generation who don't know Jesus like those generations of Israelites after Moses and Joshua who did not know the LORD. We know how it ended at the end of Judges with the civil war which began with the perverse actions of a Levite in the territory of Benjamin (Judges 19-21). Today, will it be revival or revenge at the hand of the LORD.
You know? I was where many of you are. Frustrated and, yes, offended with this part of the site. But I read Jeremiah 15 and was humbled and repented like he was humbled and repented. You read his complaint in Jer 15:15-18. Sounds familiar? Then you have to chuckle at God's response in Jer. 15:19-21 telling him to repent and be delivered.
In our time we are like Jeremiah in his time. "Thus saith YHWH" not only means nothing anymore to the unsaved but also to many who claim to represent him. But this site is good in that the Penneds, the Jims, the Johns, the Ladybugs, and many many others can gather and, as God says, "reason together." You might not notice it at first but if you look in the upper left corner of the page you will see a number in red. As of this composition mine reads "6.665 active users." Now, they all might not be reading these posts but a big chunk of them are and you can bet that some are being persuaded by the opinions posted here.
One last thing: Tribulation ultimately results in proven character. I have no idea what Roy did or didn't do 40 yrs ago; and I would be disappointed if he did those things. But I know that for many years the world has proved his character. The Sculptor etches character in the images he makes to stand weather, time, and test.
Revelation 17:3-6 KJVÂ So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. Â (4)Â And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: Â (5)Â And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Â (6)Â And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration."
John is marveling at this woman with mouth agape. Is it possible that John has seen the once pure and virginal bride of Christ be transformed over the years to a church in drag?
The above link is worth watching. It has Star Parker after giving a gripping testimony at the House Judiciary Committee in support of the Heatbeat Bill. She had smartly and rightly compared the arguments against the personhood of the unborn to those that were against the personhood of Blacks during slavery. She apparently strikes the nerve of a Democratic "hustler" who prefers keeping Black Women on the government dime in exchange for them exterminating their babies. He responds to his exposure by calling her "ignorant." Blacks have heard that many times before too.
I have some big problems with these allegations on many levels. But let me just say the obvious: Justice Moore has been a force for morality and righteousness in the legal sense for many a year involving huge cases and controversies. His enemies have been relentless against him and like Job he has defended his integrity. These charges are over 40 years old and his enemies have had many chances to bring these charges to fore (especially to stop his judicial appointment); but they never did until now. Is it possible that if Moore wins this Senate seat he might be a consistently solid Conservative vote that the righteous can count on unlike the current crop of GOP weasels? And the Liberals know this apparently more than we do.
This really reminds me of the story of Naboth vs Ahab in 1 Kings 21. Jezebel got involved and wrote to the elders "(1 Kings 21:10 KJV)Â And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die."
The other thing is Moore has proven character: Romans 5:3-4 NASB And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; (4) and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
Jim, this is something in which I can agree with you. However, if your premise is that the moral decline in America is BECAUSE of evangelical involvement then we still profoundly disagree. Logic dictates that evangelicals have always been involved politically in promoting good moral values and arresting the bad in America.
"The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God." --John Adams wrote this on June 28, 1813, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson.
What is happening Jim is that moral "saltiness" has been leached away from evangelicals so much that we are being trampled under foot:
(Matthew 5:13 KJV)Â Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
I sent a link of this article along with two other links to the leadership of our church. It will be interesting to hear their responses.
Yes, the article is very good and I thank God fer her bravery to testify and the frankness of her testimony. If this repentance is the result of faith in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ then she (ironically) has inherited eternal life. However, the bill that she is giving testimony on behalf of is noble but goes no where near stopping this holocaust. Women will just get an abortion earlier than when the baby's heart begins to beat.
Here is one of the other links I sent. It is very good:
It'll be interesting to see who Pastor Dimas and his flock vote for today in the NYC elections. I'm sure Bill would like to take their guns away. And of course, guns aren't used to abort the unborn in NYC. And hopefully Pastor is preaching repentance to the largest homosexual population of any city in the world.
Psalms 43:1 KJVÂ Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
Dems trying not to wake up the faithful that help put Trump over the top. Of course, we should never be asleep and allow the enemy to sow tares that promote perversity, lawlessness, and sin in a democratic culture. When the righteous become apathetic there will always be evil consequences reaped:
for the nation - Proverbs 14:34 KJVÂ Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.