As the Rwandan government continues to shut down houses of worship it deems unsafe and dissenters charge it with trampling on religious rights, lightning struck and killed 15 worshippers in the country‚Äôs south.
The strike Saturday (March 10), which also injured 140 parishioners, was further proof to those who support the closures that they are necessary to protect people from structures that pose lethal risks.
‚ÄúThis is a tragic but apt rejoinder to those who have been complaining about the authorities‚Äô closure of places of worship that do not meet the minimum safety, security and health requirements imposed on places where large numbers of the public are expected to congregate,‚ÄĚ wrote Rwandan Mwene Kalinda in a letter to The New Times, a government-owned English-language daily....
You say that I am a "defender of the false teachers" if you're referring to the Seventh Day Adventist, I have studied the group, and there are some SDA churches that are Christians and not cultic, I would say most of the...denomination (if we can call it that) is indeed in darkness, they are cultic and teach Ellen G. White material.
As far as an 'ecumenical debater' I don't know a lot of ecumenical debaters who read Van Til, Kingdom of the Cults, writes articles examining the claims of the cults, etc.
And as far as being a 'defender of false Christianity' I have explained to people how to defend the faith against Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, theistic evolutionists, Seventh Day Adventists, etc.
I am open to correction, I do not claim to have 'Connor Vision' I just let the text speak for itself, and, since you claim that these texts support your believe, the burden of proof is on you to explain how they support your position.
I still encourage you to pray for the people in Rwanda.
Rodney K. wrote: I love that hymn! "And Lord haste the day..."
Ah, yes! The great exchange. Because of our Savior's interposition, our lives are intermingled with His. "Take up my interests and weave them with thine own, and stand for me. As my Master, undertake thy servants' cause, and represent me before the faces of haughty men till they see what an august ally I have in the Lord my God." - C. H. Spurgeon
It's a very good hymn, bro. Amen to that.
And what an amazing prayer! Phew!
Sorry about the aside, bro. I'm halfway through a good book which I attempted to read some decades ago but couldn't cope with it then. But now I am getting on fine with it, and seeing some good things. It's by Watchman Nee, and explains what God has done for us in Christ, to counter what happened to us all in Adam.
Connor7 wrote: Bible Based Christian, if I can point out a few things: Psalm 64:7, David is asking God to save him from his enemies, and I don't think the passage says anything about lightning. Samuel 22:15 is recording what God did to save the Israelites Zachariah 9:14 is not referring to Rwanda, rather it is directed towards the neighboring nations of Israel. Job 38:35 is directed to Job, and God asked him...I think 41 questions to humble Job. Psalm 144 is a Psalm of David, to my knowledge he is not asking God to smite people in Rwanda, rather his current enemies that are afflicting him. And I encourage you to read the entirety of Psalm 18, it is highly poetic. I think it's best to just pray for these people, if you don't think they're saved, then pray for their salvation.
You have Connor vision. If Connor is wrong nobody can show Connor because Connor vision is stronger than words can tell.
Connor, a friend of the false teachers. Connor, an ecumenical debater. Connor, a defender of false Christianity.
If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck I would guess it's a duck. Quack Quack.
Thanks, JaG...I felt like I was forgetting something. : )
Hey Connor, well, nobody can say that you don't have a great attitude about it, and viewing it as we all should view our infirmaries. Like you said though, it doesn't come natural, so it's no easy thing. Try to hang in there, buddy, and if you ever need to chat, I'm sure you can find someone who wants to. Just kidding, contact me any time...
Christopher000 wrote: Rodney, sorry...haven't been ignoring you by any stretch. The days have been rough, but will get back to you and your rambling soon. : )
No rush, brother. I haven't rambled on about anything worth replying to anyway
John UK wrote: ...the hymn...
I love that hymn! "And Lord haste the day..."
John UK wrote: ...And when Jesus died, I died in him.
Ah, yes! The great exchange. Because of our Savior's interposition, our lives are intermingled with His.
"Take up my interests and weave them with thine own, and stand for me. As my Master, undertake thy servants' cause, and represent me before the faces of haughty men till they see what an august ally I have in the Lord my God." - C. H. Spurgeon
@Chris, I used the loosely. Unfortunately I haven't been feeling any better, things have gotten worse actually, but God knows what He's doing, He's not obligated to heal me, I have to realize that He is Creator, and I am creature, He works all things after the counsel of His will.
As Christians, we have to realize that there is no purposeless suffering, and that we must glorify God in our suffering. It is hard to do, I fail often at doing it; our purpose is to glorify God, there is no other option.
Well, just what do you call all of those then, you mullet wearing, fly attracting, Joe Dirt look-alike contest winning, two front teeth missing, non-educated, 2+2=7, stick-legged with a big 'ole burgermeister body, crazed, moonshine guzzling mountain monster?