Facebook Is at It Again, Trying to Sway an Election
Big tech companies absolutely can sway elections, warned an expert last year. And after suppressing conservative content during the 2018 election cycle, Facebook is now at it again. Just two weeks before the upcoming European elections, the ‚Äúsocial media‚ÄĚ behemoth has banned what Breitbart describes as ‚Äú23 major populist Italian pages with 2.5 million followers.‚ÄĚ
According to Voice of Europe (VOE), ‚ÄúThe vast majority of the 23 pages ‚Ä¶ banned supported Italy‚Äôs currently governing coalition made up right and left wing populist parties.‚ÄĚ Moreover, fully half were in support of rightist entities Lega (the League) and the 5-star movement, Italian website La Stampa reports.
Facebook justified the move by claiming the sites peddled ‚Äúfake news,‚ÄĚ ‚Äú‚Äėhate speech,‚Äô and ‚Äėdivisive content‚Äô regarding vaccines, immigrants, and Jewish people,‚ÄĚ VOE relates. The site continues:...
B. McCausland wrote: 1. We can tell the world that God loved them enough to give his Son for them as they are part of the world God had in mind. 2. True. The passages below show how in the mind of the Lord are. In one the disciples are chided for "their unbelief and hardness of heart" while in the other the cities are chided for not repenting. "Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen." "Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not." "oneid√≠zŇć", upbraid means to chide or reproach, taunt:‚ÄĒcast in teeth. The sad thing is that systems of theology work as iron traps of infability, for those reasoning as 'gods' on their own steam.
Thank you sister, very helpful points. Also shows that mankind is just as responsible, as God is sovereign.
Just thinking wrote: So is this agreeable? As you say, a believer is repentant, thus an unbeliever is not, for repentance is a turning toward God, from which it is a turning from sin. There seems to be a simultaneous thing going on, but not quite. Why? One cannot turn from sin so that he may turn to God, unless a work of God has already been done. What say you?
JT, if I am catching your drift, yes that is perfectly agreeable to what I said, which was:
"A believer in Christ is repentant. It is a work of God in his heart. He cannot change himself, it is a work of the Holy Spirit."
So whether it be either faith or repentance (actually both) it is a work of God, which shows itself when the sinner himself believes and repents.
Is that what you were asking?
Some years ago we had a debate asking the question, "When does God begin a work in the life of someone who will later on receive Christ?"
I stated then, and still believe, that God is at work in that person from before they are born, and certainly after they are born. So that even through the rebellious years, even through heights of wickedness, Father is looking upon his elect child.
John UK wrote: Facebook will always be "at it". And Jesus says to them, "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Believing and repenting go together and must never be separated. A believer in Christ is repentant. It is a work of God in his heart. He cannot change himself, it is a work of the Holy Spirit.
So is this agreeable? As you say, a believer is repentant, thus an unbeliever is not, for repentance is a turning toward God, from which it is a turning from sin. There seems to be a simultaneous thing going on, but not quite. Why? One cannot turn from sin so that he may turn to God, unless a work of God has already been done. What say you?