1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Isaiah 8;19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them. 21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. 22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and [they shall be] driven to darkness.
Bottom line; donâ€™t speak to familiar spirits; they will be demons.
Youth in Asia wrote: What you all said is true. I guess I'm playing the part of the church, and feel sad for any homosexual who does not receive mercy.
The only issue I addressed was the fairness of the penalty our Lord established for homosexuality; not whether or not any country should impose it. That is a different topic altogether. It appeared to me you were saying that death for homosexuals was somehow unfair and of course that isnâ€™t true. That was my only point.
Kim got on the map because of his cruelty and his nuclear weapons. No country can be a player in the community of nations without nuclear weapons or perhaps being allies with someone who does have them. Now, Kim doesnâ€™t care at all for his countrymen and women. Death by starvation or in concentration camps is his mind is simply them serving a greater good â€“ him.
He is extremely wealthy; a couple of internet sites noted his personal wealth at 5 billion. Any sanctions that are imposed only hurt the poor peasants who live there.
All he is trying to do is show his citizens that he has some clout in the world. I mean look at how significant his meetings were with the U.S. president.
Unless Kim is mentally deficient, war with the U.S. or any of its allies would result in a total destruction of his regime within hours and the death of millions of our allies. He surely knows that, and his game is not suicide.
China is the biggest detriment we have to peace in that region. They were also the biggest reason we never invaded North VN.
He thinks he is cool, but Godâ€™s wrath is waiting for him.
Youth in Asia wrote: I just don't think it's right to kill (or in this case 14 years in an African jail) if the other party didn't steal, or murder anyone.
I think I understand your thoughts on this. Anyway, I would simply say that our heavenly Father said that homosexuality and murder among other things were to be punished by death; that was His judgment. Yes, we donâ€™t live in a theocracy, but scripture does show us what our moral positions should be and that was the judgment of God. If His judgment, then it must be perfectly just.
Libertarianism (from Latin: libertas, meaning "freedom") is a collection of political philosophies and movements that uphold liberty as a core principle. Libertarians seek to maximize political freedom and autonomy, emphasizing freedom of choice, voluntary association, and individual judgment. Libertarians share a skepticism of authority and statepower, but they diverge on the scope of their opposition to existing political and economic systems. Various schools of libertarian thought offer a range of views regarding the legitimate functions of state and private power, often calling for the restriction or dissolution of coercive social institutions.
It sounds to me like it is and if that is so you are saying you draw no lines except not to have lines?
Now I hope no one misunderstands this comment. Let me say up front that I am all for political or societal endeavors to stop or lessen abortion. I voted for Trump even though I think he is an immoral buffoon because I thought that if he had to pander to his base, then perhaps one life would be saved.
Now having said the above, I have never understood how a woman could murder her unborn baby because she was broke, unmarried, distraught or for any other imaginable reason. In China, I know they arrest some women, drug them, tie them down and then do a forced abortion. Those women have an excuse. But, none of those things happen in America and in all other countries that I am aware of.
Let me end by saying, I am confused and bewildered by this carnality.
Leviticus 18:21 You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.
Christopher000 wrote: No distributors...just goes to show how hardline everyone is against pro-life, because they're sacrificing millions for their liberal agenda. Justin Trudeau must be thrilled, being a raging, pro-murder, hard left liberal.
Yes Chris, it is hard for me to fathom how hardcore the pro-murder folks are. I know that conservative political and media folks sometimes simply chalk it off to disagreements of opinion and say other soothing comments as well.
Well, I hate every one of the pro-abortion movement and those that support them. I donâ€™t dislike them or simply disagree with them, but I hate them.
Psalm 139:21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
Adriel wrote: ""The nationâ€™s biggest Protestant denomination isnâ€™t as big as it used to be, according to its Annual Church Profile (ACP), released today. Membership fell to 14.8 million in 2018â€”its first time below 15 million since 1989 and the lowest itâ€™s been since 1987."" Is this a surprise in these modern apostate times??? All denominations are on the decline today. God's choice not ours. Don't worry it's only the visible church which declines.
Very well said Adriel! Those that truly belong to Christ are often not known and therefore not part of any statistic.
Anyone who is genuinely in the faith,should simply obey the following verses. The United Methodist Churches are works oriented, they teach they can lose their salvation, they ordain women and most of them do welcome the homosexual community just as they are, i.e, they have no need to repent of it.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Now remember, I have very poor comprehension skills. I think that all of Godâ€™s children are different and the circumstances under which we come are different in every case. The thing IMO that must be present to a certain degree is an understanding of who God is, who we are and what Christ did on the cross. Christ gives us that knowledge and once we see it, it is impossible to reject. It is completely illogical to truly understand what God promises us and reject it.
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
I think the above refers to the promises of God that come and go in our lives because of our sinful natures. In my life, the reality of those verses have often come and gone. But, that is simply because of my sin nature. The Lord and His promises never change.
If I have misunderstood, please try again. It won't be your fault.
John UK wrote: Falun Gong? Got a ring to it, whatever it is. I don't like the idea of enforced religion change, it's not real, and never of God. When God turns a sinner into a saint, there comes a time when the sinner actually desires to become a saint. He sees the loveliness of righteousness, the loveliness of Christ, the loveliness of God. He sees the horribleness of sin, the horribleness of Satan, the horribleness of unrighteousness. He sees himself as full of horribleness and wants to change, he sees the consequences of his horribleness, he sees his enslavement to horribleness, and he wants to be free, free to serve the living and true God. If you wish, you can call it irresistible grace. That's what I call it.
Good morning brother! Yes, I call it irresistible grace also! When the Lord called me, I didn't try to resist Him, but looking back I wouldn't have wanted to. Same thing you are saying except not nearly as eloquent.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
John UK wrote: Yes bro, the Catholic church has lost its clout, so it has to resort to subterfuge now. Infiltration is a good word for it. It is very hard to imagine the atrocities of the Roman machine when it did wield power and authority, both spiritual and secular. Terrible days! Thankfully they never could grasp at a believer's soul, nor can they prevent a happy resurrection, no matter what they have done to bodies. And I'm thinking that they really did believe they were "doing God service". Or did they? Well, Jesus said there would be some who would be like that. But it's mighty odd.
Good comment brother! I don't know why they did it, but they murdered millions over the years. Perhaps the below applies.
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.
sc wrote: Yes, Unprofirable. Abortion is always murder. I often hear people say that it should be allowed for in the cases of rape but I would disagree. Two violations are not better than one. Murdering the baby does not negate the act of rape.
Well said! Yes, in the case of rape or incest, the child in the womb didn't do anything at all. And the below covers the life and health of the mother completely!
"When the life of the mother is truly threatened by her pregnancy, if both lives cannot simultaneously be saved, then saving the motherâ€™s life must be the primary aim. If through our careful treatment of the motherâ€™s illness the pre-born patient inadvertently dies or is injured, this is tragic and, if unintentional, is not unethical and is consistent with the pro-life ethic. But the intentional killing of an unborn baby by abortion is never necessary."
John UK wrote: Yes indeed, Christopher. Imagine how difficult it must have been for the early Reformers, many of whom would have been entrenched in the Catholic abomination and brainwashed from birth. Even those who were already separate from the 'machine' were not immune to holding some false doctrines; there is quite a long list of such who sought to be separatists, of whom the world was not worthy, and were persecuted for daring to stand against the clergy. After all, they were ONLY laity, weren't they? What did they know? Thankfully, there are still some of us separatists left to tell the tale and stand up for scripture against the philosophies and power-hungry denominations of men.
I agree fully brother! I call it Roman/Protestantism. Of course that simply means that yes, the Roman church has infiltrated the church of the true saints.
And, I have read about the martyrs during the early reformation. Imagine a person being tortured and burned at the stake for simply saying they didn't agree with some form of catholicism. And perhaps looking out at his wife and children who would now be destitute.
Lulu wrote: Dear Brother and Sisters, I donâ€™t think we should be surprised at whatâ€™s happening in the world today. Godâ€™s word clearly warns us about the last days. It is our duty to teach the children Godâ€™s word and His ways. We canâ€™t expect the world to teach them about God and His righteousness. This is the world today as the bible says where good will be called evil and evil will be called good. From day one I have been teaching my kids about His word and exposing them to the truth of the devils lies lurking around in every corner. Teach your children not only Godâ€™s word but also expose them to the devils lies and deception. I count it a blessing that my kids are able to stand up for their beliefs in their school where they are educated to accept lgbt. They donâ€™t participate in anything related to such educational events. Please take the responsibility of educating your children yourself.
What a great comment and wonderful advice. Thanks!
I think this lady is simply a conservative feminist. Often times we associate the feminist movement only with liberals and that is completely illogical. IMO, conservative feminists confuse the church more than the liberal ones do because all Christians are indeed conservative.
She is simply a political activist.
Oh, I did listen to some of her speech at Liberty University. She said she suffered from anorexia and overcame it via yoga and meditation. I turned it off after that. And she spoke at Liberty; no surprise there.
QC - excellent advice. I only engage Jim from Lincoln if I believe he has said something that might confuse the body of Christ. Thanks!!!
John UK wrote: Good morning Brother Pilgrim. Does this mean you are finally relinquishing the chief of sinners status? Excellent! Then Bro US ought to have that spot for his contrariness, I can still hold on to second place, and you can be relegated to third, where Bro US used to be. Is that okay, or are you going to fight over it? BTW I do agree about the Lord knowing all things. I call him the Almighty Christ, not without good cause. He is far higher than we can ever imagine him to be.
No brother, I am still the chief of sinners and I don't say that with false piousness or humility. I truly am and am not proud of it.
Okay, you have my elder permission to raise U.S. to number 2 and you can go to number 3.
Remember when SteveR used to refer to you, me, and U.S. as the unholy trinity. He is gone, thank God, but I have a sneaking suspicion that others have replaced him.
John UK wrote: New Perspective on Paul, New Take on Paul? It's all a bit like, "Here's a New Bible, chuck your old ones away." Of course that means buying a new Bible every year, so that in twenty years time your bookshelf will be full of them. But hey, who cares? The country is trillions in debt, why shouldn't you get in debt to have the latest newfangled thing or doctrine in your life?
Hey brother, I did a study on it a few years ago and the below is some of what I came up with.
NT Wright, EP Sanders, James Dunn â€“ proponents
What actually does the NPP teach? It teaches that everyone, especially the Protestants have misunderstood 2nd temple Judaism. Judaism was in essence a system of grace, not works righteousness. The Reformation got it wrong when they believed that Paul was teaching a doctrine of salvation by grace as opposed to a salvation by works. The Jews never thought they were in a covenant of works, but of grace. We are left with two choices; either Paul misunderstood Judaism, or Luther and the Reformation misunderstood Paul. NT Wright concludes that Paul has been misunderstood by the Reformation. Paul did not think or teach that Judaism was a system that had been works righteousness oriented.