"Brothers, consider your calling: Not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth. Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the worldâ€”what is viewed as nothingâ€”to bring to nothing what is viewed as something, so that no one can boast in His presence. But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for usâ€”our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, in order that, as it is written: The one who boasts must boast in the Lord."
1 Corinithians chapter 1, verses 18-31 deserve a good read in regards to this man's endeavour.
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is Godâ€™s power to us who are being saved. For it is written:
I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the experts.
Where is the philosopher?Where is the scholar? Where is the debater of this age? Hasnâ€™t God made the worldâ€™s wisdom foolish?
For since, in Godâ€™s wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached. For the Jews ask for signs and the Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.Yet to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is Godâ€™s power and Godâ€™s wisdom, because Godâ€™s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and Godâ€™s weakness is stronger than human strength."
Hebrews 9:27-28 "And just as it is appointed for people to die onceâ€”and after this, judgmentâ€” so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him."
The first think that struck me about this article wasn't the drag queen but the term "nursery school". "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." William R. Wallace
If parents would start making the hard decisions and start making the sacrifices to model God's familial design we just might see less of this - or at least protect our children from the wolves and lions that roam around seeking whom they may devour. IOW, it's not a drag queen, LGBTXYZ, crazed shooter problem, it's a personal responsibility problem.
Great Sermon! I've just started from the beginning of the Genesis series. This is a wonderful message - indeed we do serve a great sovereign God. He Who created and sustains all things, by Him all things consist, how peaceful His children can and should be at all times Praise my soul the King of Heaven....
Great Sermon! I find no fault in Him at all! He is altogether lovely.
Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soulâ€™s glory, joy and crown.
This news article is not completely accurate - it was not a bill but a motion which is not a law passed. There are many Canadians that are upset about this - it is opening eyes to the treasonous behaviour of our white Obama, so perhaps it is good for something,
To add to Allie's comment: 1 Corinthians 15:33-34. "Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts good morals. Come to your senses and stop sinning, for some people are ignorant about God. I say this to your shame."
As God's agents toward His children, parents are supposed to protect their charges until they have the armor of God firmly in place, at least to the best of our God-given ability. We talk about special circumstances wherein Isrealite children were captured, dragged into slavery and God used them. He can use anyone He wants for any purpose He wants at any time He wants to. That doesn't mean we throw our lambs to the wolves and hope and pray they turn out alright while the waking world around them shovels evolution, perverted life-styles, peer counsel, humanism, et al down their throats. Wake up. It will only get worse.
These stories serve as a well-to-heed reminder of the difference between the fear of God and the fear of man. Praise the Lord these parents are able to watch their little girl grow, and may she grow in grace! If it hadn't turned out this way I hope in their grief we could still say praise the Lord.
We live in a part of Montana where we can quite easily find garnets, bits of gold and saphires. The beauty in these precious stones and metal God has created is yet another testament to God's awesome power and His incredible creaviteness. The process by which we purify these stones and metal we have used many times to teach the children the process of salvation. We will never get rich from a weekend hobby, nor do we wish to; however, God made it, it's good and beautiful - not unlike the diamond this gentleman found! Pray he will use it for God's glory and rejoice with those who rejoice!
Feminists are often recognized by their forceful and angry choice of words. They usually resort to name calling and ridicule anyone who does not agree with them. Humility is not their companion. So called "Christian feminists" proclaim their words are Holy Spirit inspired and therefore to disagrement with them is akin to blasphemy against God. They have an unteachable spirit but claim authority to teach others. Their tongues wag, their fingers wag and under it all they are proud and bitter. They aren't really hard to see through. The tougher question is what to do with them, like grasping oil or the wind. Ellen G. White of the SDA church is a great example of "Christian" feminism and how that works.
Lol Please let's not be surprised brothers and sisters. This isn't news. "Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it." Matt 7:13-14 One verse among MANY that this article simply plays out.
If John is "for real" here and not just trolling to stir the pot, this subject is a difficult one for the person who believes they must act on their own part. I was there, and these were not foreign concepts to me but I had been taught they were wrong. The burden on my soul to save myself was staggering! When God woke me to His truth... Well, nothing so crushing and humbling and joyous and liberating had ever entered my mind. And now I look at this with awe - my God acts ALONE. He needs no one and nothing. He never wrings His hands waiting for something to happen or hoping we make a good choice. He is never taken by surprise. It is ALL in His control because He has ordered it, caused it, made it, exacted it, willed it, blessed it to be so. It has been done and He has determined who will go to be with Him and who will burn in the lake of fire - the choice is from a sovereign God and what a relief for His people! The verse where Christ says to take up His yolk (Matt 11:29) has a whole different meaning for His elect verses the vain pursuit of those who do not believe in a God big enough to be in control. Adriel and Kev have posted some of the most beautiful words to a sinners ears. God doesn't have to love anyone but He does love His children with a jealous love. Remem
Are the prayers of the righteous effective because they petition God to change His mind; or is it rather that the righteous person, through the loving command to pray, experiences the moving of the Holy Spirit in their hearts to conform their will to God's?
Mike, great point that I wish/hope would be heeded. Years ago a group of engineers modified a wheat plant with fish scales to stop a certain strain of rust that was devastating African wheat fields. Suddenly people who had no family history of wheat allergies couldn't eat the wheat. Then a pattern of fish/shell fish allergies in these people began to emerge. Wasn't the corn, exactly. And Chris rightly pointed to Dolly. Love your last sentence.
Thanks Pilgrim, but the best comments were the scriptures that Frank posted. We're expecting baby 7 in late summer and it's something to be a part of this "mystery"!
In my humble opinion, there should be an enormous difference in the Christian head and heart between protecting and promoting. The fear of God is the wisdom we should be drawing from and in this we are to protect the innocent, those who cannot protect themselves (widows, children, physically limited, weaker members, etc). However, a group suffering the natural consequences from their sinful behavior does not deserve our protection lest they confuse it with promotion or acceptance. That doesn't mean we treat anyone abusivley, cruelly or unjustly, but we need to keep in mind *W(w)ho's* definition of "just" we use - theirs or God's. To the LGBT community, we are unjust and cruel for not allowing a man to use the women's restroom because he identifies as a woman. Their minds are perverse and their reasoning only follows. Allow the Holy Spirit to exact judgment that might be used to convict them of their sin as God draws them. Or maybe He is just letting their sin sweep them away. Tread carefully.