"Christians, do you have a sad resentment of other things and not of sin? Worldly tears fall to the earth, but godly tears are kept in a bottle (Psa 56.8). Do not judge holy weeping as superfluous. Tertullian thought he was born for no other end but to repent. Either sin must drown or the soul must burn. Let it not be said that repentance is difficult. Things that are excellent deserve labor. Will a man not dig for gold in the ore, even though it makes him sweat? It is better to go with difficulty to heaven than with ease to hell. What would the damned give so that they might have a herald sent to them from God to proclaim mercy upon their repentance? What volleys of sighs and groans would they send up to heaven? What floods of tears would their eyes pour out? But it is now too late. They may keep their tears to lament their folly, sooner than to procure pity. O that we would therefore, while we are on this side of the grave, make our peace with God! Tomorrow may be our dying day; let this be our repenting day. " (Thomas Watson. "Repentance")
Another problem with the sodomite life is oral cancer. Did you know that the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta has tracked an explosion of cases of oral cancer that are not linked to smoking or chewing tobacco? They say it is linked to the HPV virus that is easily spread through sexual contact, especially oral. This HPV then increases the chance of cancer.
I hear you, Kenny, and as one who has complained about Jim to SA's moderators and taken a hiatus or two, I can fully appreciate your exasperation. Let me give some points as to why Jim should be here:
* By constantly playing Devil's advocate, he forces us to defend our faith and practice with Scripture. That ought to make us more ready for the discussions out in the world. * By allowing his continued presence, SA and we show back how the Lord deals with us. Don't think He believes we have our act together. We're continually a bunch of screwups and require Christ's covering every second. * Jim has been presented with the Gospel and the way of salvation by many here. NeedHim has made Jim his personal project with countless edifying posts of value to all of us. Who knows who else may have seen these posts and been impacted for Christ? * This is still post-Fall earth and no entity here will be free of difficulty or frustration. That goes for our churches and this forum. Jim is part of God's reminder that we aren't there yet.
I'm going to copy those reasons and remind myself of them often, as Im certain my frustration and blood pressure will again rise. Jim is a difficult one. May the Lord change his heart.
Dr. Tim wrote: If the Democrats gain control of the government, you can say goodbye to religious freedom. And Jim Lincoln, who claims to be a Christian, is on their side. Jim Lincoln, who pretends to be appalled by the queers, wants them to have complete control. Jim Lincoln, who opposes everything Trump says and does because Trump is not a Christian, wants us to vote for candidates who are not only not Christians, but who despise Christianity and want to outlaw it. And yet newcomers to SA wonder why I‚Äôm so hard on poor ol‚Äô Jim. I guess I should just mollycoddle him. Him and the devil.
Dr. Tim, I followed these SA threads and commented often for many years but I simply could not take anymore of Jim Lincoln. I cannot understand how a man can have the time to sit all day and comment on every flipping thing that happens here. He is just too much. He's wrong about most of what he says and he doesn't seem to know anything that he doesn't parrot from "Gil Rugh" (whoever that is). I've complained to SA as have others but to no avail. Makes me wonder if he's not an in-house troll assigned with stirring things up and just aggravating the daylights out of everyone. There is no telling how many good folks would still be on SA if not for Jim "Links" Lincoln.
It is growing in this generation. Where will this take us?
The solution would be for God to provide greater power in the church to evangelise. But why would God do this?
If He must increase the numbers of believers on earth then why has He reduced the potential to convert at this time? Why does Satan increase in power with this current sodomite influence with the secular community, politicians, and even the Liberal churches.?
Is this testing Christians? - or proving the need for God in the lives of the reprobates?
In previous centuries we have observed the horrific trials and tribulations of Christians such as lions in the arena, murderous pursuits of the Roman heretics, burnings at the stake, attacks by pagans and heathens.... Etc.
Today we seem to find unadultrated hate in western society's nations specifically against Christians. This puts us into the situation of defending the laws of God to a people who don't even accept that He exists. Yes this has always been a problem, but now we find ourselves in nations who cannot receive even the logic behind the Bible's doctrines.
The church today is not just numerically smaller in ratio, but also spiritually lacking in the community???.
3 times sounds like harassment to me. Sounds like a counter-suit is in order against the state of Colorado for allowing this to be repeated. A 7 or 8 figure dollar amount should do it. And a civil suit against the plaintiffs should make other sodomites think twice about a fourth suit.
You know, all of this immoral legal nonsense can be stopped if the cowards who profess their faith in empty words would attest their faith in democratic actions.
We must pray for this dear brother in Colorado, and for his family. The Leftists and LGBT activists are determined to put him out of business and punish him, no matter what the Supreme Court of the US says.
In Britain we will soon have a similar situation as our British Supreme Court ruled in favour of the McArthur family of the Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland facing a similar problem there over a ‚Äúgay‚ÄĚ cake.
However, if a new coalition power sharing devolved government for Northern Ireland is not formed by November 21st, because of the iniquitous vote in the British Parliament recently, abortion and ‚Äúgay marriage‚ÄĚ will be unilaterally forced on N Ireland, with no religious liberty provisions. This is even worse than England and Wales and even Scotland, which also has such provisions, albeit limited, I believe. Please pray.
If the Democrats gain control of the government, you can say goodbye to religious freedom. And Jim Lincoln, who claims to be a Christian, is on their side. Jim Lincoln, who pretends to be appalled by the queers, wants them to have complete control. Jim Lincoln, who opposes everything Trump says and does because Trump is not a Christian, wants us to vote for candidates who are not only not Christians, but who despise Christianity and want to outlaw it. And yet newcomers to SA wonder why I‚Äôm so hard on poor ol‚Äô Jim. I guess I should just mollycoddle him. Him and the devil.
Glen Beck and the WND crew outta be ashamed of their intrusive, full page pop-ups, that completely take over their articles, every 15-seconds. Maybe it's only the mobile version this happens to, but I'll pass on trying to read their articles any longer. Ridiculous.
Anyway, praying once again for the Phillips family...