Angela Wittman wrote: Wow! Have you not heard or been taught to show respect for the dead or their loved ones? I'm amazed at the comments posted here regarding the state of Mr. Graham's soul. I'm reformed and while I don't agree with his theology, I do not have the gall or lack of charity to condemn the man's soul to hell as some of you have. Shame on you. I hope SA removes your comments.
Some of us may have worded our comment poorly, but no one has condemned or even wished Graham to hell. I think what most of us are saying is Graham‚Äôs theology and his evangelistic practice was not according to the word of God and that he led millions astray. People who die in that state will suffer the wrath of God. Our heavenly Father‚Äôs justice is absolutely perfect and He decided Graham‚Äôs fate.
I believe in death bed conversions, but I would never say one took place.
Well, IMO BG represented what I would call cultural/ecumenical Christianity. He built false bridges where bridges shouldn‚Äôt exist and gave people a false hope. He promoted anything that gave him more power; pure and simple. But, these thoughts and other negatives are very common and controversial on SA.
Now with the above said, I truly hope that prior to his death, he in truth repented from all of his sins and embraced Christ as his Lord and Savior; not some type of vaccine that can be injected when needed.
I also pray the Lord would comfort his family and those that knew and loved him.
Lurker wrote: Rachel Maddow lesbian Rachel Maddow is currently living with her girlfriend/partner Susan Mikula in Massachusetts. Susan Mikula is a 52 years old Artist and photographer. Rachel Maddow and Susan Mikula met in 1999 when Maddow was working on odd jobs while finishing her doctoral dissertation. Maddow was hired by Susan to do her yard work on the property in Berkshires. http://liverampup.com/entertainment/rachel-maddow-and-her-lesbian-partner-no-urgency-to-get-married.html Liberals support liberals.
Hey fellow ember!
As long as someone doesn't support the republican party, Jim is for them. He is a cultural Christian - period. Thanks for the info.
Watcher wrote: Thank you brother. Yes, the road has been tough, but I know God loves us and gives and takes as He sees fit. The anchors of this world are daily losing their grip.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Watcher wrote: ***Highly likely*** the only differences between the rich and famous and the ditch-digger are: The rich trust in their own ability to make wealth...whereas the ditch-digger has to trust in God for his daily bread. The rich would never be able to divest himself of his wealth for the kingdom of God...whereas the ditch-digger has an easier time as he has less to put him in bondage. God rarely chooses the rich for salvation but many times chooses the lowly ditch-digger. Being poor and humbled on many fronts by God's loving hand, I can relate to the ditch-digger. If God asked me to leave all for Him and move to another country, I would have no trouble at all. The shine of the world has little power over me anymore.
To me, that means the Lord has blessed you greatly brother. Very wise comment!
The more someone is given of this world, the more they are likely to love this world.
If someone has little or none of this world and are content, then they are content indeed.
My Own 2 cents wrote: The faith that Mike Pence has is the faith of Devils!! I saw a video clip on some news station where Pence was saying how LGBTQ members shouldn't be discriminated against and basically don't say anything against them... in a nutshell. James 2:19c "...the devils also believe, and tremble."
I agree! Name a high politician or any politician for that matter who says homosexuality is an abomination in God's eyes; Christianity is not inclusive and all non-christians will experience the wrath of God; abortion is murder and should be prosecuted as such; greed is idolatry and feminism is evil.
Now one thing is for sure; if anyone actually spoke Christian truth, they wouldn't be elected.
I don't know why a rich and famous person is any different than a ditch digger in the church of our Lord. They certainly aren't different in God's eyes.
There is nothing clearer in scripture than God creating in 6 literal 24 hour days. I don‚Äôt understand how He can be so powerful that He can simply speak something into existence, but He did. And let me add, I don‚Äôt have to understand a concept for that concept to be true.
Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
To say this in today‚Äôs academia is to be ridiculed. And, it is likely to cost someone their jobs if they attempt to teach it. To say it in society at large will also warrant ridicule. I argued with an Old Earth Creationist for years and he never budged, although he could never answer my scriptural concerns. Ankerberg, among many others teach this OEC nonsense. Hugh Ross is their most famous proponent.
Christopher000 wrote: The old insanity plea. Problem is that the courts have stringent guidelines for determining anyone to be truly insane. This kids past, hos comments, and premeditation are going to be a real hard sell. What a way to spend the remainder of a long life ahead of you...behind bars, concrete, and steel. I can't even imagine knowing that I was going to die in prison. Even if he gets the death penalty, he'll probably still spend 20-30 years waiting for that day, and basically in solitary.
I agree a demonic possession plea isn't going to cut it and insanity also won't work. He understood everything that he did.
I am glad that owning guns isn't a crime. I have one that I would use for home protection and I'm strongly considering getting another one for my wife to carry.
But just think; in prison he gets exercise time, 3 meals a day, medical and dental, and probably a tv room? I think they should execute this fellow.
Now anyone who remotely knows me realizes this will be my last post regarding this issue. The below came from the internet and I simply agree with it. Notice, it says the "only legitimate" version. Most of us with any common sense stop short of this silly thought. My comment is simply for those who might occasionally stop by and might become confused. It is aimed at no one who participates on this forum.
KING JAMES ONLYISM
King James Only-ism is an aberrant teaching that considers the King James Version ‚Äď specifically the ‚Äė1611 Authorized Version‚Äô ‚Äď to be the only legitimate English-language Bible version.
Some KJV-onlyists go so far as to insist that people who do not use the King James Version (or even a specific edition of the King James Version) are not saved. In doing so they believe and teach a heresy ‚ÄĒ one that violates the Biblical doctrine of salvation by adding conditions not taught in Scripture. Those KJV-Onlyists who teach this in so doing place themselves outside the boundaries of the Christian faith, and should be considered heretics.
Mike wrote: When you say names, are you looking for me to dig up dirt on people? To be quite honest with you, I've got enough of my own to be repenting of that I don't need to become the SermonAudio hound of justice. Or are you referring to naming you or someone else? Why would I name someone like you when I agreed with your response in part? I am just noting a general tenor of this site can be vile in its lambasting of others in the name of doctrinal purity, textual superiority (ala KJV onlyism), and other forms of spiritual elitism. I can't and won't name anyone, as I fail to see the point of such an endeavour. All it would do on a site like this is pour blood in the shark tank, so to speak. Btw Frank, you don't need to comment to Chris about me as if I were not in the room, so to speak. You may address me directly .
I responded to Chris because I wanted to say good post. His post referred to your post, so you were noted. You read it, so both of my goals were met.
I agree with you about the negative comments/attitudes on this forum and admit that I am often part of the problem.
I agree with your thoughts about the KJV.
I noted you didn't mention any names to simply show your fallacious argument. No big deal though, we all do it.
Christopher000 wrote: Hi Frank, I had to give it a little thought, because I was separating the two, but think I understand what you're saying. I'm not sure the two cam be separate entities when calling anyone a roll model. Replace Mormon with, say, a Satanist or an Athiest...both can be wonderful people, according to this world's standards, and do many great things, but they're still a Satanist and an Athiest, haters of the living God, so I think referring to them as role models, as a born again Christian, can cause great confusion, and even soften the truth of what they're really about.
Good comment Chris! And I noticed that Mike from NC refused to name anyone. That could mean he is one of those name it claim it fellows?
Mike wrote: Frank, so are you saying that in order to be a Christian one must not call Mormons people of integrity and role models?
Sorry for this late response. Just got a chance to answer. Let me ask you this; is there anyone that a Christian should not say is a person of integrity and they were inspired by them? My guess is you could name someone and then I could simply ask you the same question.
My definition of someone who is a Christian is someone who has been born again from above. Perhaps this fellow is simply a baby in Christ and doesn't realize how evil mormonism really is? Is that what you are implying?
Watcher wrote: Would it be okay to have someone like Hitler quote from the Bible? Stalin? Castro? Does that make the man okay now? Trump is God's man, placed in the Whitehouse for His purposes. I know that. And yes, I do pray for him. But just because someone quotes from the Bible doesn't make him a saint. There's too much leniency toward this man. It seems to me that because Obama was so bad, that anything this man does is okay. "At least he's better than Obama". That's a scary way of thinking.
Yes, I believe that when a non-believer like Trump quotes scripture then it "can" reinforce those I refer to as cultural christians. An amazing number of conservatives in this country actually believe that Trump is a man of God. To me, that has the effect of dummying down the gospel. I will support Trump because he was placed there by God, but I will not promote him.
A rhetorical question would be this: Why are the rich and famous held to different biblical standard than a ditch digger.
Oh, my comment causes a lot of dissent in my own household! :-)
Rafalski: Well, being a big fan of Glenn Beck; I‚Äôve been inspired by his personal story of how his alcohol abuse led to family destruction and just all around moral destitution and his reformation. His emphasis on being a person of integrity really inspired me to take a long hard look at myself. In the process of reading books recommended by him, like The Real George Washington and The Real Benjamin Franklin, I saw how men of integrity led their lives and strove to be a man God could use.
The above is from the article.
Anyone who can call Glenn Beck a man of integrity that God can use and a role model needs to reassess his supposed walk with the Lord. I doubt very seriously whether anyone in society would be offended by this fellow.
Cultural integrity is measured by the culture, biblical integrity by scripture.
As most know,Glenn Beck is a mormon and of course mormons don‚Äôt worship the God of scriptures. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: While it may be good to point out the double standard, there are those who are affected by the terrible tragedy down there who are in need of our prayers. I can't imagine sending your young one to school in the morning and having them departed into eternity by mid afternoon due to some lunatic. May the aftermath be used to be magnify the grace of God. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
Amen brother! I pray that if any believer‚Äôs were affected by this that the God of comfort would comfort them and give them the strength to be salt and light to those around them. That they would fully know that their loved ones are now in eternal bliss.
I also pray that this horrible tragedy would draw unbelievers to our Lord. Many times it takes tragedies to make man realize just how evil this world is.
This lady has no Christian foundation in that she is an ordained minister. Most black churches do this and years ago the black communities were generally understood to be matriarchal, so it was sort of natural. Anyway, this lady will get no heavenly blessing for taking this stand.
1 Ti. 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Titus 2:5 [To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.
Yes, John Y resembles those in the below exchange. They were deceived enough to call Christ Lord, but He simply said ‚ÄúHe never knew them‚ÄĚ. Because of that their sins were still with them and they were considered workers of iniquity. A bad tree cannot produce good fruit and a good tree cannot produce bad fruit. When Christ looks at those who belong to Him, He sees His sinless perfection.
His confession is simply the confession of a deceived troll.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.