âNo reasonable person can survey OPC theology (or the theology of its Reformed cousins) and think for one moment that it countenances white supremacy, anti-Semitism, or white nationalism.â
Why not? Look at replacement theology and some of the âheroesâ of the Reformation faith to see why a church member could be led to attack a synagogue.
âFirst to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them. This is to be done in honor of our Lord and of Christendom, so that God might see that we are Christiansâ
âSecond, I advise that their houses also be razed and destroyed. For they pursue in them the same aims as in their synagogues. Instead they might be lodged under a roof or in a barn, like the gypsies.â
âFourth, I advise that their rabbis be forbidden to teach henceforth on pain of loss of life and limb.â
Those are a few excerpts from Martin Lutherâs , âThe Jews and their Liesâ. So maybe more scripture and less Martin Luther would be a help!
The reason for a black spring break, black colleges, and BET, etc. is because they donât feel welcome or represented around whites. Should they? History in this country would say probably not, along with some of the messages here.
Who hasnât listened to them preach and already figured this out? Itâs hard just to find a megachurch preacher who will proclaim Jesus as the only way to be saved, much less a need to be saved from sins. Everything is groovy! They teach a hipster Jesus who is nothing more than a financial advisor and pop guru who wants to show you how to maximize your lifeâs potential. The real sinners are those who critique them or condemn someoneâs lifestyle.
People donât overdose on Marijuana yet, although they will probably make a strain strong enough one day that you could. It was made by God and is beneficial for some uses, it isnât necessarily sinful. It depends on how it is used.
Itâs just a simple fact that over spending and taxation does not work. Not everything in scripture has to do with preaching the gospel. God also talks about things like using fair scales, work ethic, and theft. I have to imagine that killing off a productive portion of the population doesnât help pay the bills either! I never put political leanings above biblical conviction. Heck, I didnât even vote for President Trump! So itâs not about being a Republican or Democrat. However, Democrat principles are not always good for the economy when to much is going out and there isnât enough coming in. Thatâs just a fact, sorry!
âThe fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.â ââRevelationâŹ â16:8-9âŹ
When global warming happens, they will know it is from God, not because of us, and they will curse Him, not repent, and still wonât give Him glory.
Sounds like a tithe to me. However, if you want to say they came together on the first day of the week to give to charity, I suppose that is alright too.
I think they were storing it at the church, as they also did in Galatia, on the first day of the week. If they were storing it individually, they wouldnât need to wait until the first day of the week to do so. They would just put some on the side whenever they received money. Secondly, Paul would have then had to collect up all of the money when he got there, which he said he was trying to avoid.
Maybe Iâm wrong, but It doesnât matter because I still have to attend church on Sunday because my church meets then as most do.
âTherefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.â ââColossiansâŹ â2:16-17âŹ
âOn the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.â ââActsâŹ â20:7âŹ
The Apostles started gathering the church together on the first day of the week for communion and preaching.
âOn the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.â ââ1 CorinthiansâŹ â16:2âŹ
They collected tithes on the first day of the week.
More than likely because Jesus rose on the first day of the week and the Jews were practicing the Sabbath on the last day of the week.
Back to the article, I wonder what Charles Stanley thinks of all of this?
âBut now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code. What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, "You shall not covet."
So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.â ââRomansâŹ â7:6-7, 12âŹ â
If the law points out sin, doesnât that apply to believers?
âWhat shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.â ââRomansâŹ â6:1-2, 12âŹ â
Being saved isnât a free pass to sin. In order to not let sin reign , we must know what sin is through the law! It still applies!
I didnât vote for any of them. I just voted for local officials and issues. I couldnât vote for Trump! James said show me your faith by your works. I donât see any faith in the works of President Trump. I think he is just being politically expedient by keeping the evangelical vote for the next go around. Things may change if he gets their vote again. I think what keeps him somewhat conservative is his desire to win in 2020. Could he prove me wrong? Yes and I hope he does!
Sure, President Trump canât seem to run his cabinet, needed help from Dennis Rodman with North Korea, one of his biggest allies is Kanye West, and the First Lady may become the first to ever step down from office by divorcing him. However, I think he makes good political decisions like trying to build a wall and having people enter the country the right way. I also think he is correct that the US has some bad trade agreements that need to be tweaked. Romney comes across as bitter and knows all to well about those things that he charges the President with. Have you ever read about the history of racism, sexism, and dishonesty within the Mormon âLatter Day Saintsâ?! I know you have, thatâs why you said we shouldnât have to get moral leadership from Romney, but to just shoot off at the mouth is not leadership. He is acting exactly like Trump with his tweets.
My son was autistic from the womb before he ever had a vaccine. I tend to believe these studies that there is no correlation. However, some parents believe there must be a cause and want to find a cure. So I think their heart is in the right spot but they are barking up the wrong tree.