Psalm 57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. 2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. 3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. 4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. 6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. 7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. 8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. 10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. 11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth."
I still cannot get rid of the idea that a tiny little microbe has defeated the proud mortal, his science, his medical achievements, his economy and his society.
Sinners definitely need GOD to make sense of this life and world.
1John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, .... "
""When faced with a demonstrably erroneous precedent, my rule is simple: We should not follow it," Thomas wrote,""
How about the - "demonstrably erroneous precedent" - of sodomite abomination becoming acceptable and legalized??
The term homophobia is clearly an attack on normal people with normal moral standards. Yet it has encouraged society to use it as a precedent which is obviously 'erroneous' indeed criminal. Sadly there are too many depraved reprobates blind to the truth which prevents intelligent perception.
Eph 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:"
"Many things combine to make the present inroad of false doctrine peculiarly dangerous. There is an undeniable zeal in some of the teachers of error: their â€śearnestnessâ€ť (to use an unhappy cant phrase) makes many think they must be right. There is a great appearance of learning and theological knowledge: many fancy that such clever and intellectual men must surely be safe guides. There is a general tendency to free thought and free inquiry in these latter days: many like to prove their independence of judgement, by believing novelties. There is a wide-spread desire to appear charitable and liberal-minded: many seem half ashamed of saying that anybody can be in the wrong. There is a quantity of half-truth taught by the modern false teachers: they are incessantly using Scriptural terms and phrases in an unscriptural sense. There is a morbid craving in the public mind for a more sensuous, ceremonial, sensational, showy worship: men are impatient of inward, invisible heartwork. There is a silly readiness in every direction to believe everybody who talks cleverly, lovingly, and earnestly, and a determination to forget that Satan is often â€śtransformed into an angel of light.â€ť (2Cor.2:14)" (J C Ryle)(Knots Untied)
"HOW HAS the new CORONAVIRUS SPREAD ACROSS THE WORLD so fast? Viruses have varying abilities to infect people. For COVID-19, each person with the virus can go on to infect around 2.5 people. If each of those people go about their day as normal, and infect another 2.5 people, within a month, 406 people would be infected just from that first infection.
COVID-19 is more infectious than other coronaviruses such as SARS or MERS-CoV. The â€ścase fatality rateâ€ť (CFR), or risk of dying from the new coronavirus, is about 4.4%, (although this risk varies by geography, and also can change over the course of a pandemic) is also less deadly than SARS (10%) or MERS-CoV (34%). So, if COVID-19 is less deadly than previous epidemic threats, why has it spread so far and wide that it has brought the world to a standstill?
The answer seems to be precisely because the new coronavirus is less deadly â€“ thousands of people with either no symptoms or very mild symptoms have been spreading the virus unaware that they were even infected. This means that before health experts were aware of the problem and started to recommend control measures, the virus had already spread to multiple countries." https://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/why-coronavirus-lockdown-necessary
"Based on current evidence, Covid-19 has the potential to kill more people and cause more hospitalisations than seasonal influenzas. However, it hasnâ€™t done so yet, because so far it hasnâ€™t spread as widely as seasonal flu.
Seasonal flu is still a major killer, which contributes to the rise in death rates during colder months, and to the overloading of medical systems in winter. Dr Suzanna McDonald, national programme lead for influenza at Public Health England, warned: â€śWhilst the flu is common, it can be deadly for older adults, very young children and people with underlying health conditions.â€ť
The WHO estimates that between 290,000 and 650,000 respiratory deaths globally each year are associated with seasonal influenza.
Public Health England estimates that on average 17,000 people have died from the flu in England annually between 2014/15 and 2018/19. However, the yearly deaths vary widely from a high of 28,330 in 2014/15 to a low of 1,692 in 2018/19. Public Health England does not publish a mortality rate for the flu.
The USAâ€™s CDC does publish estimates of the number of flu cases annually, including estimates for the number of ...." https://fullfact.org/health/coronavirus-compare-influenza/
1Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God."
Strange how some Christians still think "take up his cross" means walking around with a plank of wood in tow?
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. 28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."
Pope Francis is bound to lean over to the Left and away from Christ. Francis and the popish commie horde he leads have always been that way inclined even before the 'commie' ideology was invented by Karl.
The difference is that the old popes didn't fight for workers ownership - by their deceit and chicanery they plundered for 'papal ownership' including the lives of the peasants.
Francis comes from the communist/socialist South American nations. He was born into this extortionist commie ideology. Neither the Vatican or the communist ideology is "For the people;" - Both are "For the Party" - Which means ultimately Big Brother oligarchy, gets rich and gets power. The despot in disguise.
Whereas Taiwan has developed into democracy. Which is bad business for the papal anti-christ.
Peter wrote: Quick question Adriel, do you believe any photos/paintings are under that category as well?
Peter; - And Dr. Tim;
The reason why the cross has become a "graven image" is because of its association with the Death of Christ the Son of God.
This is a completely different characteristic to personal pictures or photographs of the family. Surprise! Surprise!
Iconography is of course another big idolatrous practice of the papists. This too has been censured by true Christians in history. Perhaps you see these as acceptable practices in your religion too?
So yes the cross is a graven image in the religious idolatry of many in churches across the world. Just as icons(pictures) painted by the heretical religious practices of the Roman Fallacy.
They also kiss the feet of long dead saints!!! You don't agree with that too do you?
Isaiah 44:9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed. 10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?"
We must remember that Mr. Cuomo is a reprobate who will burn in hell and his god is pride, arrogance and other sins.
Hate is a characteristic of the reprobates and that is the sin filled human nature of all atheists.
Therefore his blind and ignorant attack upon God is to be accepted by Christians as an completely natural in this fallen world.
Sinful pride is where we expect the politicians to exist promoting themselves to the public as great leaders and a person to be admired and followed. Worship and obedience to another does not enter into their head.
One day Cuomo will know the truth and just like all reprobates the shock of that truth will make him regret all his sins.
The trouble with politicians is that they are all too human, mortal, sinner, blind, ignorant and alienated from the life of God.
But we must maintain a semblance of order as ordained by God.
Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. "
Even though::- " ... Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness." Eph 4:17ff
Then .... "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men." Acts 5:29.
"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform;" (W.Cowper)
Sodom and Gomorrah still raises its ugly head above the parapets today. They live under the influence of Satan, sin, depravity, evil, delusion and hate.
It is written that they will live as ..... Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
Gen 18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it,......"