KDinDE from Mid-Atlantic writes: Welcome back, ladybug! You've been missed.
Yes, she's a welcomed instrument of God who does her individual part by helping to bring much needed balance to the forum. Most everyone brings their own particular strengths to the table for a well rounded group. Sure, we imperfect, fallen humans have our issues at times, and certainly our flaws, but the occasional ripples rarely overpower the bigger picture which is unity, truth, the great commission, and striving to emulate Christ in all things. While living in this fallen world, especially in these very times when we're alive to witness an entire planet attempt to commit genocide, so to speak, against the living God, and fight hard to resurrect the darkest depths of immorality, it's more important than ever to keep our eyes solely on Him, remembering that were only passing through this pit stop for a short time on our way home. So easy to lose sight and stay above the madness when it surrounds us, and incessantly crashes against the door trying to find a crack to get in. Thank God for His unmerited grace because I'm a filthy rag, and worthy of nothing.
How docs got corrupted- Rom8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. - Walking after the flesh cuts out the word of God Those who proceed after the Spirit avoid condemnation - Bible critics use "scholar erasers " to condemn words of God&set the stage to disobey "warp&woof" of the Word of God-THAT kills!
http://brandplucked.webs.com/textcritromans.htm - ESV, NIV,NASB, Holman Standard etc.= the new "Vatican Versions"
Many condemn Romanists while using a Romanist trash can&Vatican library mix.
Romans 8:2 "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made ME free from the law of sin and death."
ESV - "For the law of the Spirit of life has set YOU free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death."
-some people see unstable texts of corruptions allowed in Eviljellyfish teaching&they start the next step- NO absolutes- - a vote by a handful of leading figures at Colleges of Theologians &teachers call for "killing" redefinition vs "murder"??? - "a vote by a handful of leading figures at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists called for abortion to be regulated"
We do not need quotes from fallible men concerning the issue of murder, the word of God is sufficient...
Gen 9:6 "Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man. Pro 6:16 There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Pro 6:17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood
Romans 8 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so; 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.---NASB
John MacArthur wrote: It would ... display a lack of gratitude for whatever amount of religious freedom the government allows us to enjoy. Furthermore, such pious apathy toward government and politics would reveal a lack of appreciation for the many appropriate legal remedies believers in democracies have for maintaining or improving the civil order. A certain amount of healthy and balanced concern with current trends in government and the community is acceptable, as long as we realize they were that interest is not vital to our spiritual growth, our righteous testimony, or the advancement of the kingdom of Christ. Above all, the believer's political involvement should never displace the priority of preaching and teaching the gospel.