If the city has the authority to close down recreational areas, then they should be kept closed until the city decides otherwise. Citizens can argue against policies, but to intentionally defy them is a form of anarchy.
I wonder if they will call those who disagree with these Jewish residents anti-Semitic?
There is nothing that can stop or even slow down the below truths from Godās word. But, we as children of God arenāt to be part of it. So, we can and should speak out against the way the world is headed and then simply know that God is still in control.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.ā
Luke 17:1 Then He said to the disciples, āIt is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!
Neil wrote: John MacArthur falls prey to a Complex Question. Americans, whether Yankees or Lost Causers, are difficult to talk to rationally about Biblical slavery because of this. Clearly the Bible affirms certain forms of slavery, but that DOESN'T logically imply ALL forms are, like West-African slavery by kidnapping, which is a capital offense in the OT. One could be a slave in Rome for various reasons, some Biblical, others doubtfully so (such as captives in Rome's wars). What color you were didn't matter. For all we know Onesimus was a debt slave and thus lawfully bound to Philemon.
Thanks Neil for your comment and wisdom. Yes not all slavery was immoral throughout history. There were also slaves that made themselves slaves willingly. We often see the word "servant" in scripture when the better translation would be slave.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Universal healthcare in Britain came way before Obamacare and is better because it is more complete, NeedHim. Undoubtedly there would be even more abortions if National Healthcare wasn't thereā https://tinyurl.com/yju7mpb (Universal health care tends to cut the abortion rate)š
No Jim, the answer to abortions is to save sex until marriage and to be fruitful and multiply. Do you realize how silly and immoral your argument is that universal healthcare will save the innocent lives in the wombs. Countries with universal healthcare will murder more because their health care will provide for them. This article shows that to be true.
Babies are normally aborted because they are an inconvenience and because women think it is their moral right. Instead of getting married and being "keepers at home" they want careers and the freedom to have sex whenever it benefits them.
Mike wrote: Here's a not so humble opinion. The best thing that could be done is nothing. This effort is for show, to gain notoriety, to be seen. If the media went away, and they were being ignored, how long might we suppose they would stay? On the odd chance they did stay, what would happen if no outside help came in for ordinary city maintenance? How long before systems break down, before they get hungry, before they turn on each other? The fallen nature of man is fairly predictable, especially when things aren't going its way, and choices are limited. Why not let it play out? It would be a great way to show people something real about this whole thing.
Yes, my wife said the same thing. Shut of the water and electricity and they would be gone.
And if these people had real jobs and not the government's recent handouts, they would be gone as well.
Neil wrote: Here is the downside of democracy, when depraved voters elect equally wicked Saturnalian "Lords of Misrule" like the Seattle mayor. She can be brazen because she is confident that constituents will not hold her to account; this is the same thing I have noticed in corporate and church governance. Street thugs and their Democrat enablers are natural allies, for clearly, neither group fears eternal judgement for their deeds. Reminds me of how Woodrow Wilson's SecNav, Josephus Daniels, was a Progressive supporter of the KKK. Hitler liquidated his chaotic Brownshirt thugs when he realized they were more of a political liability than an asset. But this time, so far, Democrats have no such fears.
Thanks Neil for your comment. As usual I had to google lots of stuff to understand it, but it made perfect sense. They think because God doesn't strike them dead then He isn't watching. But they are clearly wrong.
Great Sermon! A great message on the sovereign grace of our Lord and Savior. Our Lord cannot die again on the cross and his sacrifice is efficacious for His brethren for all eternity. We serve Him because He is worthy to be served. It is indeed finished; praise His name. And thank you pastor for this wonderful reminder of that.
NeedHim wrote: Jim if one isnāt reconciled with Christ one can be in majority with many in the world but still be a Foe of the One & Only True Living God of the Bible Alone! Jim; Your theology is based off Feelings, as you have no Objective Standard to look too. Or can you objectively tell one they are wrong in the worldview you & many others try to hold onto as itās a sinking ship, into the Abyss.l! Your Marxists comrades live in a world of fairytales, that has to high jack from a Christian Biblical Worldview, to make sense of anything you say or do.
Thanks brother for all of your below comments. There is a lot of wisdom in your words. An unsaved man has no desire to know the true God and Savior until he is called by Him. Until then our spirits are dead and only God in His infinite mercy can give them life.
To me the below describes the pope and all false Christian leaders. They will all draw us away from our Lord and Savior.
Deuteronomy 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
Citizen wrote: Just in case... INSURRECTION ACT... [I]n all cases of insurrection, or obstruction to the laws, either of the United States, or of any individual state or territory, where it is lawful for the President of the United States to call forth the militia for the purpose of suppressing such insurrection, or of causing the laws to be duly executed, it shall be lawful for him to employ, for the same purposes, such part of the land or naval force of the United States, as shall be judged necessary, having first observed all the pre-requisites of the law in that respect. Insurrection Act of 1807, ch. 39, 2 Stat. 443, 443
Thanks for the info. I have no idea or understanding on what the federal government can or can not legally do to stop this silliness. But I do know that if anyone comes to my house to hurt me or my wife, the police have my complete approval to stop them by any means necessary.
Dr Roger Clark wrote: absolutely correct, Brother Frank! and I was turned down for a post in Obstetrics for arguing this position - and that was back in 1960! The attempts to justify "abortion on medical grounds" were in full spate around then. "Cursed is he that taketh reward to slay the innocent." (Deuteronomy 27;25)
Thanks brother! It is nice seeing you post from Germany. I pray you have a Spirit filled day brother.
And the below is for what we might deem exceptions:
"When the life of the mother is truly threatened by her pregnancy, if both lives cannot simultaneously be saved, then saving the motherās life must be the primary aim. If through our careful treatment of the motherās illness the pre-born patient inadvertently dies or is injured, this is tragic and, if unintentional, is not unethical and is consistent with the pro-life ethic. But the intentional killing of an unborn baby by abortion is never necessary."
I have no Christian reason to repent or pay any reparations to anyone who was wronged by my distant relatives or by my government. I have never owned a slave, harmed a black person, or did anything that I would consider to be racism.
Asking for reparations from me would be the same as asking for reparations from catholics because of the inquisition.
Mike wrote: Automated responses, lack of discourse, unanswered questions, buzzword use, evading subjects through redirection, etc. You could be right, B. Or, Jim could be a robot in need of some maintenance service.
Over the years, I and others have asked Jim if he is a "paid" troll or simply a troll. He has never responded to that question.
I have also asked him if he was part of the Black Liberation movement ( a cult) and he has never responded to that either.
To me, the above possibilities explain his posts and tenacity.
The first Greek god was actually a goddess. She is Gaia, or Mother Earth, who created herself out of primordial chaos. From her fertile womb all life sprang, and unto Mother Earth all living things must return after their allotted span of life is over.
Gaia, as Mother Nature, personifies the entire ecosystem of Planet Earth. Mother Nature is always working to achieve and maintain harmony, wholeness and balance within the environment. Mother Nature heals, nurtures and supports all life on this planet, and ultimately all life and health depend on Her. In time, Nature heals all ills.
JD Saved by Grace wrote: Frank wrote: Well letās see. We have a media political pastor who is criticizing an evangelical feminist for her comments regarding an immoral buffoon president. Am I missing something? Very well-stated. Thank you. ITA
hey_yo wrote: How dare you speak the truth so boldly! You must bow and scrape before these principalities and powers and rulers of the darkn... -ahem- rulers of our faith and godly government! Speak more lovingly or you'll get censored, deplartformed, de-Christianized and dehumanized.
Thanks for your comment. Getting censored or even being hated for speaking the truth is an honor.
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
Now of course that would never mean that someone should desire to be hated. And it certainly doesnāt mean that simply because someone is hated, that makes them right.