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I find it sad that our nation cares about those and those things which we are so directed by those with an agenda. Philanthropy and generous contributions are often with wrong and devious motivation. It's interesting that a girl is on trial for murdering, burning and burying her baby while there are so many who are encouraged to "legally" kill theirs. There are so many people falling through the cracks that we need only be sensitive to the Lord's leading in reaching out rather than be distracted and go through the endless, ritualistic memorials of others. Undoubtedly,911 was a tragedy and many innocent people lost their lives but it shouldn't be held over our heads for political gain. Living in the Dayton, OH area, I see how the oregon district incident has been exploited to that end. The people who were in the bar district, who were killed, are being heralded as heroes and millions of dollars have been raised to give to the survivors and family members. The killer had been in the bar just minutes before drinking. But for the grace of God, there go I but perspective is grossly warped. Politically, it's just about gun restrictions and hugging everyone.
There is much awry in all of this and much irony as well. Those who are all about love in Dayton hating political opponents. A bartender who actually did something heroic, not realizing his contribution as a bartender as contributing to those who are in sin. The victims,who we,of course, mourn for and to which we extend our sympathies... but who are being heralded as heroes. A half million dollars is being raised for the survivors and the bar district where this took place. What took place is tragic but what is also tragic is the take away in all of this. People are going to Hell and living in their own reality...blinded. Instead of being impressed by political figures to chime in or to offer support, they need to know Jesus. People say that they want a solution but totally reject the One who is.
Our nation has failed, Wayfarer. And there were both light and dark skinned people shot in the Dayton mass murder and so many more who would have been indiscriminately if not for the very prompt response of a few police officers.
I truly appreciate your input, Christopher and Dr. Tim. I asked an sda how they knew they were saved and they responded correctly by stating that it was faith alone in Christ alone...yet, they also are caught up in the sda cult and a big fan of Ellen G White, of course...which,of course, runs counter to Scripture. Again, thank you... His Word never goes out void and we can never go wrong if we stick to it.
It would be an improvement compared to where we are presently. I am all for families and life...totally against abortion but I know many Christians who are, and rightfully so, concerned about their children in this country and I understand how many Christians would hesitate to have any more. I can't perceive of this country being around for a couple of hundred years from now. Anyone who is living in reality, knows that these are very sobering times and that we are under judgment.
The seventh day adventists can not be pleased...They insist that the mark of the beast is worship on the first day of the week...worshiping the faux pa...adamantly, stating that the RC church is responsible for designating the day of the week most Christians worship. I know a few of these (7th days) and I pray for them and care for them. If anyone would like, please give me the best Scripture to pass along which refutes the "sunday worship" controversy. I know www.nonsda.org is very valuable to this end but sdas have no desire to check it out. While many are works driven, I know many who have professed to be saved while committing fornication repeatedly...not repenting but justifying their poor choices by blaming others...we have probably justified and passed blame but, as Christians, should be out of a pattern of sin by the grace of God. Input?
"junky tv" is a redundant term. ...always been junky and now God has allowed us to be ruled by it. This is why we have the kind of people we hsve ruling over us now. Spoiled,rich brats who blaspheme the name of God.
Thorns and thistles and other not so good things appeared after the fall. Trying to defend pot is like trying to defend tobacco. Just because it exists, doesn't mean that we need to ingest or smoke it. People who have behavioral problems already have the cure like the rest of us with our sin problems- Jesus.
To Just- Possums aren't a real threat. I think that gun happy killers should take up another hobby. ..you don't have grocery stores or farms? Killing for sport is creepy. I understand self defense.I don't hear much about possum attacks. I do hear a lot of human attacks. We are to be good stewards over that to which God has entrusted. Killing animals desensitizes people.
Heartbreaking,Christopher. Such accounts are very frequent. However,sometimes there are encouraging outcomes. Keep praying! One such account involved a little girl who was being abused at a restaurant where her dad was cramming food down her throat. But in God's providence there was a lady who, discreetly, aimed her phone at the scene and videotaped it and called 911 after the people had left the restaurant. The police soon caught up with them at their house. Another incident involved a little boy who was put out in the cold garage and was being shot at with a bb gun by his mom's boyfriend. The cries were heard by someone passing by after the boy was left in the garage. These rescues are always so good to hear...answered prayer. Pray that God will prevent and expose those who do such and pray for healing and comfort for those who have been victims. This country of ours has changed radically and any Christian who has their heads in the clouds needs to wake up. These are sobering times and much is at stake. A reality check helps to put things into perspective.
So, that must be their chant. I had left a tract in the laundry room and someone had written that on it along with their pointy emblem. ...just kinda wondering why they just don't say "hell" instead of "hail". Don't they believe in hell?
If only Evangelicals and Trump loved God more than they love the country. Trump will have the evangelical vote because he and others are the lesser of the evils of those who support the murder of babies.