Christopher000 wrote: You're very welcome, Lady Virtue. I had the same initial thought as you and Frank did. My mind immediately went to a graphic /shock scenario that I would need to pass on. My reasoning is that, although heinous brutality is the reality of these crimes against God's creation, I'm seriously effected by these sorts of things; having to actually see them, that is, when there's nothing I can do to end it. I just found the following on Crosswalk.com, that you might want to read first in order to help you decide: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.crosswalk.com/culture/features/5-things-you-should-know-about-gosnell-the-trial-of-america-s-biggest-serial-killer.html%3famp=1
Thanks Chris! I read the review that you posted and it doesn't appear to be overly graphic at all. I would have understood if they had made it graphic, but for me that would have been a no go.
The thing I am going to remember is there are simply fine lines between what he did and what the others legally do.
Lady_Virtue wrote: Thank you for your comment, Brother Frank. I was actually going to make this same request, as I am not a movie goer, either, but have been considering attending a viewing of this film. I have heard that it is not graphic, but it still would probably be a bit difficult for me to watch, owing to the subject matter.
Sister, we sound the same. I haven't been to a movie in literally years. I also don't like to see graphic pain, so I won't go if someone says it is graphic.
If I go, I'll make sure I let you know about the negatives. I checked and there are a couple of theaters near me that are showing it.
Christopher000 wrote: I've heard this movie being promoted quite often lately on the talk radio stations, and am really glad that main stream theaters are showing it. I just hope they don't buckle under protests, which I have no doubt will take place. "Look at those crazy Christians picketing in front of the abortion clinics", while they, themselves will protest just the same. Such hipocrisy. The problem is that I wonder how many pro-choicers will even go to see the movie, but hopefully, many parents will take their kids.
Thanks for your comment Chris! I don't imagine that any pro-choice folks will see this movie. Pro-choice of course simply means that someone has the choice to legally murder their children. My guess is they will be protesting outside though, or perhaps even inside?
I heard about this movie last night and actually told my wife I wanted to see it. I am not a movie goer, but am curious as to what this fellow actually did. If anyone sees it, please let the rest of us know what you thought! Little difference between this fellow and Obama. I remember Obama trying to get a bill passed when he was a senator that basically said if there was a botched abortion and the baby was born alive, then they should simply let it die.
This is easy for someone who lives outside of harsh political persecution to say, but none-the-less it should be said.
No one has ever had the right to limit the amount and type of worship that scripture mandates for Christians. When Christians agree to these limitations, then they are in effect saying that their sovereign God is impotent and cannot overcome the hardships they face. If the article is correct, then the 100 who agreed to the limitation in prayer effectively said they were not true believers. If someone desires to save their lives at the expense of the gospel, then they are actually losing them!
Matthew 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Death to a believer is actually entering into eternal life with our blessed Savior.
Matthew 10:28 - And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
2 Corinthians 5:8 - We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
MS wrote: "..feminism is the root of most of our liberal apostasies". This quote from Pat Robertson back in the early 90's has come to fruition. "Feminism is a socialist,anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children,practice witchcraft,destroy capitalism, and become lesbians".
Thanks sister! I am not much of a Pat Robertson fan but he got it right that time.
And if you want to be successful in the media or politics, you better keep your mouth shut.
Backwoods Duck Farmer wrote: I and my two older brothers (one of whom happens to be Just a Guy just in case y'all didn't know) watched this whole thing yesterday. Kavanaugh, though conservative, made very clear his support of feminist ideals and Roman Catholicism. He's just a mainstream conservative from what I can tell, and certainly not a Christian. But hey, I think he'll do better than Kennedy did. As long as the unborn and biblical marriage is defended, I think we're making progress. We shall see.
Excellent comment! Kavanaugh is a Jesuit and is therefore an enemy of the Lord. But, in the sense of protecting life and not promoting the homosexual agenda, he is better than many alternatives. He does promote feminism which IMO is the root of most of our liberal apostasies.
The Vatican said Saturday it was aware that such an investigation may produce evidence âthat choices were taken that would not be consonant with a contemporary approach to such issues.â But it said Francis would âfollow the path of truth, wherever it may lead.â
There are no catholic clergy that are not aware of the sexual perversion that takes place in that institution; none at all. And, I cannot comprehend a true Christian organization saying they would treat something with a contemporary approach. God has not changed, so what could this possibly mean except the RCC has been covering this stuff up for centuries.
I believe the catholic church is satanâs church on this earth, so it isnât going anywhere!
Any person that would promote the murder of a baby in the womb is capable of anything. Sending someone a picture of a beheading is pretty much going off the charts. I watched a video once of a Chechnyan beheading a Russian soldier and I will never forget how gruesome it was.
But, more to come!
John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
Well according to most things I have read lately, it is a cultural crime for a male to actually be a male, so this doesnât surprise me at all. Today most men wouldnât and donâ work unless they have to. They are perfectly content to share the economic burden with their wives. So, if a woman can earn 5 times what her husband can, guess who stays home and does the domestic chores?
Plain Old Tim wrote: Jim, if universal healthcare could somehow miraculously eliminate abortions, then obviously there would be no abortions in countries that already have universal healthcare. You know as well as I do that this is not the case. You are way beyond misinformed, Jim. You are a deliberate and contemptible liar.
Well said and let me add that he is a liberal political troll! What Jim promotes although rather coyly is simply black liberation theology.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Do as you wish and feel compelled to do, but I fail to see the need to point out that Trump has faults every time he does something. Iâm not defending him or saying itâs wrong to point out his inconsistencies. How many of us would want our faults thrown at us every time we did something positive? Just something to ponder
Thanks for that thought brother!
I would give more credence to your suggestion if I thought that Trump, his family, his loved ones, or even his friends read my posts. But my guess is none of them are part of the SA family and none of them even stop by occasionally to read the posts.
So, in my case, I don't know Trump, but I know that he confuses many in the body of Christ and that is enough to bring out his inconsistencies.
John UK wrote: Anyone can make a mistake. Indeed, all have made mistakes, some large, some small, some medium size. Mistakes can be called sins, and God be praised, all sins can be forgiven and cleansed and forgotten by the Almighty, through the precious blood of Christ, who bore our sins in his own body on the tree; not one or two sins, but every last one, all sins, no matter when committed, before or after conversion, God knew them each one, and Christ bore them away at Calvary, where he was both priest and sacrifice, satisfying God's justice for all who would avail themselves of his oblation, which is why the evangelist's cry is always: "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
Great comment brother! Yes all of us have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Some have done things that cannot be undone like an abortion and others lesser things that can be undone. But, all can be and are forgiven in Christ. What a blessing the new birth is!
Our heavenly Fatherâs only standard is perfection:
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Backwoods Duck Farmer wrote: Great move Trump! Hypocritical as ever on Trump's part but still a good decision.
I agree with your thoughts! The Trump administration supports all forms of homosexual behavior. Nothing has changed since he came into office and IMO, nothing will. Transsexuals can even join and stay in the military and he is of course the Commander and Chief. All he is saying is people have to be legally married in order for them to be recognized as a legal couple; whoopee!
Now had he said that scripture teaches a marriage is only between a man and woman and his administration would only adhere to that principle, then he would have at least been correct. He will never say that publicly!
When politicians take office they swear an oath to uphold the constitution, not scripture, and of course homosexual marriage is legal.
Neil wrote: I bet donors balked here. Look at the history of such "Christian" institutions, organized according to the principles of the world, rather than Christ. Which have not backslid? Institutionalized Christianity (a precedent established by Rome) has been a massive failure, esp. in an age where bad leaders are rarely held to account (and good ones are persecuted). As an aside, APU might be good for its music program (I once knew a faculty member who lead our choir), but so what? Music has been *vastly* overrated by church leaders. If it isn't, then why is nothing said about musicology in Scripture? Eph. 5:19 is no help here. My inference is, worship music itself is of little importance and should only serve as a scaffolding for the lyrics, like in the metrical Psalter.
Good post Neil and thanks! I also agree with your comments about the importance of music in the church. But, there are those on this forum who will not share our view.
Any Christian or purported Christian institution that even suggest what this university suggested would never get my support "ever". They can say they are sorry or really didn't mean it until they are blue in the face and it wouldn't matter.
John UK wrote: There are believers, and then there are those who really believe. And the numbers who really believe are getting less, and the numbers of those who just say they believe are getting more; and the numbers of those who disbelieve completely are getting higher and higher. I praise God every day that I really believe. Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith, hallelujah! Everything that God has planned will come to pass. Every prophecy, every conversion, every birth, every death. The Lord gives, the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
You said: Everything that God has planned will come to pass. Every prophecy, every conversion, every birth, every death.
I completely agree! God is and has always been in control of the destiny of mankind. Satan is the god of this world only by permission and our holy Father reigns in the hearts of His children.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? 9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
John UK wrote: Roman Catholics aren't what they used to be.
Yes they are certainly different today! When I was young and in the RCC we never referred to ourselves as Christians, but as catholics. Because of people like the Grahams, (and others) the general public refers to them as Christian and views them with the same lens as they do the genuine church. So, when one of their priests commits pedophilia, then the general public simply believes a professing Christian has committed pedophilia.
And they no longer execute those who disagree with them. They now excommunicate them instead of burning them at the state.