Sc, maybe it would be good to remember that is a news site and people discuss the stories here. There is not a lot of discussion (not silence but not a lot of talk) about the Democrats or sodomites at church and we have plenty to do.
You seem to be contending by your statement here that Christians donât fight the world, the flesh and the devil. They donât teach and practice separation from the world. Again, not sure why you have such a negative view of Christians. It pops up frequently. When a fellow believers compromise with sin it should lead us to consider what areas we also have to deal with in our own lives. We donât want to be in violation of I Corinthians 10:12 and II Corinthians 10:12.
Christianity isnât a list of doâs and donâts, it is heart relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. (Proverbs 4:23) the Bible reminds us that He that has begun a good work will complete it and one day present us faultless before his throne. A day for which we long, but in the meantime all of us are a work in progress. It might be a good time to consider your attitude toward fellow believers and honestly say but for the grace of God there go I. Admonitions by brethren shouldnât be tossed overboard but taken with all humility in prayer before God.
Marty McD wrote: A sad day for Jim. Heâs holding on tight to a shoestring, dragging behind an unmanned shopping cart. Where it goes, what it does, no matter; keep holding on Jim, youâre doing great!
The head of the FBI is part of the executive branch. He serves at the pleasure of the President (whomever that may be). The President can fire him at any time for any reason, that is part of his executive powers. Schumer, Pelosi, and Maxine Waters called for Comer to be fired back in October of the previous year. Thus Jim's quote is again bogus as there is no obstruction when the administration is doing what is granted in the Constitution.
A good personal morality record will throw out the whole lot in any party.
Of course our eternal heritage is much better subject on which to dwell, this world is not our home. Politics however makes a difference as to what kind of world in which we live Just ask the owner of the bed and breakfast resort. Many more examples could be given.
Thing is they cannot point to one âanti-LGBTQâ behavior by Chik-Fil-A. There is not a restaurant in their franchise that does give people from that group the same courteous friendly service they deliver to everyone else. They have no policy that states they wonât give those folks a job.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --"Even Without Muellerâs Report, Congress Had All the Facts It Needed" https://tinyurl.com/y3avvoqk
Very true. Congress, Mueller, the mainstream media, Comey, et all knew from the beginning that the dossier was bogus and the only collusion was between the Democrats and Hillary Clinton with the Russians.
Reading the whole bible wrote: Not sure why every Christians get so hung up on LGBT issues. If you read the Bible sin is sin.
There is a sense in which your implication is true. All sin stands on equal footing as an affront to a holy God. All sin needs to be confessed, forsaken, mourned, and mortified. But to say all sin stand on equal footing as to their heinousness in God's sight is not found in Scripture. If there is no difference then there wouldn't be few stripes and many stripes.(Luke 12:47,48.) The caught thief had to restore fourfold, the caught sodomite was stoned to death. As mentioned earlier there are degrees of punishment in hell. (Matthew 11, Luke 10). Even our Lord talked about the greater sin (John 19:11) Also, we wouldn't have such a thing as an unpardonable sin (Matthew 12:31,32)
Kenny to help you see why I made my comment let us, if you will, consider your posts.
You railed on attendees who had parishioners. This announcement is for people at this site. People with parishioners are broadcasters on this site You also stated that the conference sponsor, which is SA, is only in it for the money You stated this in two different posts
We now, in your opinion, have a site filled with preachers who donât want reach the lost or restore the saint. They only want menâs applause. They are on a site run by those who think gain is godliness and just want to exploit the attendees for greedy purposes
I have to assume that you, like most people who come to a site like this have a keen interest in their own spiritual growth. The Bible says a corrupt tree brings forth corrupt fruit. Pretty sure that isnât what you want in your life. Logic would say you would want to find a better place to enhance your spiritual growth, thus I made my suggestion.
Please tell where I told you what to do, I offered a suggestion. I gather you made your comment without reading anything that was in the article. If you havenât been to a Foundations conference, then yes you are speculating. None of the speakers mentioned would consider themselves a celebrity. You will note that SA said their goal was one of a servant. You plainly stated that the attendees were going to multiple conferences, which again is speculation, to avoid mininstering to those in need and that SA was only holding the conference as a means to enrich their coffers, but somehow that is not in the neighborhood of being a false accusation???? If you have legitimate concerns then you would do well to contact Sermon Audio instead of using the comment section to voice an unfounded opinion
It is not sinful to go to Golden Corral regardless of your weight. Overweight people are not trying to silence those speaking out against gluttony. Never heard the term fatophopic, obese people arenât pushing to get you to support their eating habits. They arenât trying to push their viewpoints in school curriculum or trying to shut down your business for not supporting their lifestyle.
Yes sin is sin but there would not be degrees of punishment in hell if all God didnât view some sins as more heinous than others
sc wrote: What this owner did was only reasonable not worthy of high praise.
Are you following the examples found in Scripture?
Rom 1:8Â Â First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world
1Th 1:3Â Â Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
2Th 1:3Â Â We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; 2Th 1:4Â Â So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
Many more examples could be posted, cf Romans 16 and how our Lord commended the good in churches that are addressed in Revelation 2 and 3
But after condemning the owner for hypocrisy that was not there, you think her stand for what you said was a show of sincerity and consistency is not deserving of any praise?
Tell me, were Paul and the Lord wrong to praise believers for living for God and standing for truth?
thank you sister ladybug for your more than kind words
kenny cheek wrote: I'm not "falsely accusing" anybody and be assured I'm certainly not speculating. I'm sure I've got a much better idea of what these guys make than you think and it ain't peanuts. That's why there are so many "conferences" with the same group of celebrity religious stars pandering to each other and giving each other accolades over and over again. And I mean the same guys over and over, conference after conference. How much exactly to you think the apostles were paid for their gathering in Jerusalem (Acts 15)? I don't know but most of them suffered hardship thru the years and were ultimately killed for their faith. Do you see anything like that happening to these professional religious men in expensive suits? I sure don't. Just more of the cult of personality.
well then, do yourself a huge favor. Stop visiting a site filled with people who violate clear commands of Scripture. Lest you become a partaker of their evil deeds
sc wrote: I am saved,"doc" but if I wasn't and you and some others here were the only models of Christianity, I surely wouldn't be drawn. L b- you and Doc need to repent of judging my heart and if my list coincides with Scripture in that people who profess to be Christian have double standards in that they choose to serve fornicators but not lgbts then you and Doc need to examine the Scriptures for yourselves.
Is there a reason you have not acknowledged and praised God that this hotel owner did not have a double standard, commended her for it and admitted your suspicion was inaccurate?
Have you considered what the Scripture says in Proverbs
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Your first post is a slander (showed you "hopefully" doesn't mean your statement wasn't an accusation) which first Peter 2:1 says we are to put away, is not this a Bible standard that needs to be obeyed?
You need consider why you automatically assume the worst about fellow believers and are quick to find fault. Love covers a multitude of sins and we just have to look inward to realize our own corruptions to make us careful to speak in judgment of others especially if we don't have the full story.
sc wrote: Unprofitable, you are even remotely suggesting that parents should allow their children to dress immodestly? If I were you, I would retract my comment. How can one not try to protect their children? Are some Christians so desensitized by the things which they have chosen to embrace in this world that they are that blind as to the danger?
You do realize what is immodest varies by age. A little 2 year old running around in her front yard in a diaper on a hot summer day is not immodest. Same girl as a teenager outside without a top is immodest. I doubt you will even see this, which is why I am not open to a discussion with you on the matter. Thanks.
To answer your question, yes youâre wrong. Read Acts 15 where they had a conference in Jerusalem. Note the words of our Lord who said come apart and rest to His busy disciples. Christian cruise sounds good too. These are men who labor without much thanks for being in the spots you mentioned because there is no glamour in it and they are doing the Lords work. Unless youâre aware of the financial workings of any given conference, it might be a good idea not to speculate and possibly falsely accuse the brethren
sc wrote: Dr., obviously, not a doctor in English- I prefaced my comment with "hopefully".
Think this one out sc. It took less than a minute of my research to answer your question. The question is even a legitimate concern but wouldn't have taken a lot of work to satisfy your curiosity.
Here is a scenario. Your neighbor's daughter is leaving with her friend to go to the park. As they are walking away from the house the give each other a hug because they are excited about the time they are getting together. You are out witnessing all this and you say to your neighbor, well, hopefully they are not lesbians. You think that daughter's mom is going to say you weren't falsely accusing her daughter because you said hopefully? Think about it.
sc wrote: Those who profess to have the mind of Christ in these things, Unprofitable, often look like the world. How a parent dresses or allows their children to dress is not unimportant at all. Doesn't it creep you out that some pervert could easily be looking at your children at the swimming pool or beach? Your children aren't trying to provoke that but you, as a parent, are absolutely and should be accountable for putting them in a position in which someone can look at them in "glorified underwear". While someone can be perverted without provocation, we ought not to cater to that. It is not insignificant that the Lord told us to dress modestly and gave us principles which we could follow to that end. ..and "naked" and immodest is still "naked" and immodest whether it suits the public occasion or not. A swimming suit is inappropriate in a store. A swimming suit is inappropriate in a public pool...as an example.
I mean no ill will in my comment here. I could back up what I am about to say if I was interested in discussing this but have already indicated this is not where I wish to go.
Your comment indicates you have no clue about that which you are speaking.
Why do they only emulate what they see on tv, what about real life?
Without getting into what you deem inappropriate dress for young girls we need to read what the Scripture says. It not the outward appearance that is important but that heart attitude which is manifest in a meek and quiet spirit If you have the correct hidden man of the heart the outward will also be taken care of.