Jim, McCain is now old enough and near the end enough where he can speak his mind more openly, revealing things about himself that please the NY Times, and his Democrat colleagues. I'm not sure why this is good, except to reveal that our suspicions about him are true.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Most whites use the abortion issue as a cover up for racism. dr. Tim your fellow Texan and ex-president doesn't agree with you about immigrat
Yawn. Tell me something, Jim. Why do you pretend to detest racism, when you cannot help but bring it up so often? Fact is, most of the left that decries racism, are themselves the real racists, because they see everything through the flawed prism of color. They do not see men as men, women as women, but as parts of segmented groups. Your constant reference to "white" this and "white" that attests to it. You should try to get beyond such a narrow minded view of the human race.
Sovereignty doesn't decree what God will do, Kev. It means that he can do what he wills without accountability to another. Being in control of all things does not mean he makes all things that happen, happen. We get disciplined when we step out of his will, otherwise we wouldn't get disciplined. When he declares the end from the beginning, it means that nothing in or out of his will can change that. When Jesus said "When ye pray, say,.... Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth." it means his will is not always being done, else why say it?
Dr. Tim wrote: No, you don't have to believe in God in order to be moral--as long as your definition of morality is subjected to the same sliding scale as so many words are today. You can be anything you imagine yourself to be, as long as you are in charge of deciding what words mean.
Yup. Happens all the time, in places you would not expect.
The deep state bureaucrats exist because the lazy Congress refuses to rein them in. Under our system, to start with, "laws" from these executive branch acronyms are anti-constitutional. They may be legal, in the sense that dictatorships are legal, but they are unethical, and anti-American. If the Congress wanted to, they could be defunded, and/or dismantled. But career politicians enjoy their self-importance too much to make waves.
Christopher000 wrote: ...for sure, but struggle to process things not happening how I thought? I'm not sure if I'll end up being labelled an heretic because I can't process this at some point so I must not have the Spirit within me for understanding, as someone inferred...that's How I read it anyway, but isn't the bottom line that we love Him, are faithful to Him, do our best to emulate Him, fulfill the great comission, and love others as He loves us, or at least do our very best to? Thanks again to all for the time invested, the friendly nature of the responses, and for each part of the body that you energize.
"I once was lost, but now am found." A theologically astute song verse. IMO, there is one thing believers can know, Christopher, they did not wake up one day and discover they were saved, having gone to bed the night before being a wretched sinner with no interest in the things of the Lord. The Holy Spirit works in a life, for some a long time, for others a short, before the seeds planted grow into recognition of ones need.
Christopher000 wrote: ...us "choosing" Him, and dead wrong. So again, how is one to know when, and how it even happened if we play absolutely no role, even after His Spirit opens our eyes to belief? I know these are big questions. Hopefully I made sense, and don't misunderstand, I'm not trying to argue...Im trying to grasp.
Be wary of letting various theologies over-complicate scriptural matters, Christopher. We can ask questions that help lead to answers. What does generate mean? What does re-generate mean? What did the jailer in Acts 16 ask? What was his spiritual position/condition at the time he asked it? What was he told? Also, what was he not told?
Dr. Tim wrote: If it's legal for some people to murder certain other people, then it should be permissible for everyone to murder anyone. The very same liberals who cry out for equality and justice can't seem to grasp the idea that selective murder is neither equal nor just.
But Dr. Tim, you used "liberals" and "grasp" in the same sentence. This presents a problem.
johnmark wrote: @ https://diwali2017wishes.in/ It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India,Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and recently Sindh Province in Pakistan. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair
Hinduism is darkness. How can its festvals celebrate victory of light over darkness? Read the Bible, "johnmark," it might help clarify things for you.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike of New York, you pity Chausey because of his political views, but if you read the article, he even uses some moderate sources such as Pew research - - again see (The ‚Äúpro-life‚ÄĚ party has become the party of death: New research on why Republicans hate poor and sick people ) . You remember I have used even wacko right-wing sources such as the New American. I put up the URL for the article about Putin poisoning a dissident in England. While other people did it, NA, had a shorter and fairly accurate version of it. https://tinyurl.com/zpenh8e I really don't care well up to a point anyway, a source of an article, if it is good. If it has too many obnoxious advertisements and other things surrounding it, then I won't use it. It's a pity but some articles have fallen into that category. So go look over Chaucey's article again.
Jim, if a left winger finds a source that he thinks gives him credibility in his presentation of left wing nonsense, it doesn't. What care I what his sources are, when his conclusions are wrong? You like what he says because he doesn't like Republicans. For the most part, neither do I. You see, we need determine what is true, whether or not it fits our personal agenda.
Jim Lincoln wrote: 1. Chauncey DeVega wrote: "Any Republicans who vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act should be publicly shamed and voted out of office." --- 2. (The ‚Äúpro-life‚ÄĚ party has become the party of death: New research on why Republicans hate poor and sick people )
1. Poor Chauncey, still living the nightmare of leftism. And writing for Salon, no less. Oh well. Voting out Obysmalcare is what those Repubs got elected to do, Jim. Sorry you are having a hard time with it.
2. Why do leftist Democrats make poor and unhealthy people, want to keep them that way, and hate healthy people?
PS On the other hand socialism is one disease for which I wouldn't mind contributing some funds to find a cure.
WHO is hq'd in Switzerland, so they wouldn't be eating at NYC restaurants anyway. Maybe the whole UN should move there, and the US could visit while someone else pays the heavy freight.
From your link: "According to The Associated Press, WHO routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel expenses, more than it spends to tackle mental health problems, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined. In 2016, Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO from November 2006 to June 2017, stayed in a $1000 per night hotel room while visiting West Africa."
Never mentioned Calvinists, bro John, just deriving thoughts from things that have been said right here on good ol SA. However, as you know, all who call themselves Calvs do not hold to the same things, as the double predestinarians consider themselves Calvinist, though it is an unbiblical position. Even Calvin would be amused at what some believe in his name.
Of course, commanding all men everywhere to repent doesn't really means all men everywhere, right? After all, it is said some were commanded into existence for the purpose of disobeying the command for them to repent. Probably one of those potter-clay things. Although, potters don't normally make a pot bad on purpose, do they?