The great modern destroyer of people, societies, and freedom. The most advanced system of control we have ever experienced in earth's history. And what do they do in a great crisis like this? Do what communist have always done. Hide the truth and proclaim lies...
I appreciate your comments YIA, as they are a small glimpse into to the unproven yet obvious truth of communist China...
People seem to have this false idea, that China is the first successful communist state. In reality, they have just been able to suppress the truth longer than Russia, Cuba, or the other communist countries did. It will all come out in it's miserable, and horrible truth someday...
Amd America will probably elect a socialist president the next year...
Well, if you pleaseâ€¦ I also Disagree with the male treatment of women, wholeheartedly am disgusted at any type of dispensationalism, not against singing just donâ€™t call it worship if it isnâ€™t worship. (Worship is me telling God how great He is. Praise is me telling others how great God is. Some hymns fall into that category, but many donâ€™t.) Dunno about eating sandwiches in the song service, but whatever. If youâ€™re hungry. And I absolutely despise the â€śIâ€™m the king and unquestionableâ€ť ideology of many pastors. But, I do prefer women to dress modestly. So, even though Iâ€™m IFB, Iâ€™d probably be voted out.
Interesting comments from YIA. News media in West 'eats up' whatever the Chinese Communist Govt says, as if it were the Gospel Truth. I think China admitted they executed over 25,000 people in one year. But we still like to buy all the stuff they sell us in the dollar stores!
The Quiet Christian wrote: Brother John, I believe our brother Unprofitable answered the question you offered, which is a very good question, regarding Christians and politics. The NT does not offer much advice or direction, in part, due to its nature and the short period in which it was authored. The OT, which is four fold profitable, gives a few examples worthy of review. Your question reminded me of our discussion regarding protests in Hong Kong. All this leads to a question of how we might define, if possible, a "just" war.
Quiet Brother, it is quite beyond me to answer such questions. But if I was forced to decide, I would rely on the Holy Spirit to show me which way to go at the time.
Some might ask, Don't the French and Spanish cuisine include snails? And the French have these specially trained pigs that sniff out truffles (underground fungus) to eat? You could answer them, 'Well, didn't Patton say he would rather have a division of German troops in front of him rather than 2 divisions of French troops behind him?' And we know that, through immigration, they have basically given their country over to the Muslims?
Stevenr wrote: John UK I would suggest that you do not possibly fit the definition of IFB.
Correct! I object to the dress code, and the maltreatment of women, and I disagree with dispensationalism in a most wholehearted way; I object to the singing of hymns in corporate worship, the hymn-sandwich method of holding meetings, and the clergy/laity system of hierarchy.
Some people wanted an update on my life, I just want to share about my spiritual life, today was the first time I picked up a bible since I arrived home from China. Usually the Holy Spirit gives me joy, but my lack of spiritual food really shows. Finally I had some private time, In my private study, the words of God just jump at me, going through my skin, right into my heart! Just thinking on everything that happened, the people who I talked to, both infected and not, with no will to live, losing all their NBA idols, their nationalism, and the bible answered me and gave me joy and hope!
"All the days of the afflicted are evil, But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. Better is a little with the fear of the Lord , Than great treasure with trouble. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred." Proverbs 15:15â€-â€¬17 NKJV
Joel wrote: Thatâ€™s why many people who see themselves as very righteous wonâ€™t celebrate birthdays or express appreciation or commendation to those who have done well in something except to God only. They think that acknowledging someone or something as good or kind is stealing glory from God.
... Allegedly, even the Puritans struggled with this. I hear that some of them would purposefully make a small defect in a hand-crafted item to show that they were not perfect like God
We can go over board in most things all right if unchecked , because we do really have a sinful strong tendency to boast about things by ourselves ...
However we are exhorted to think on things of value, see Philippians 4:8, and rejoicing in God's goodness is never prohibited:
"Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God."
To balance our sinful tendencies aright can take more than we are willing to admit.
"... let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's."
Brother John, I believe our brother Unprofitable answered the question you offered, which is a very good question, regarding Christians and politics. The NT does not offer much advice or direction, in part, due to its nature and the short period in which it was authored. The OT, which is four fold profitable, gives a few examples worthy of review.
Your question reminded me of our discussion regarding protests in Hong Kong. All this leads to a question of how we might define, if possible, a "just" war.
John UK I would suggest that you do not possibly fit the definition of IFB. You seem to be way too Calvinistic for that. Every AFB I know, including myself, believe in salvation by grace through faithâ€” literally, the accepation of the gift of eternal life and forgiveness of sins that Christ has freely offered. Stick with the Presbyterian moniker.
Hi, the media is absolutely not giving the whole picture.
- Yesterday the officials said 5 million escaped through the quarantine, which upset a lot of people who did stay behind.
- Videos of people passing out on the street, inside the hospital, are immediately taken down, and prosecuted. China just doing what china does.
- The feeling of confusion abounds, people simply do not know how serious this is. Pneumonia is treatable with modern medicine, but even common fever reducing medicine like advil aspirin are not available since western medicine is not popular.