John for JESUS wrote: Er...sounds like they could repent and be baptized to receive eternal life. âŹ As a matter of fact, whoever wants to may have eternal life! Isnât it good to know God loves the world that much?
Oh Look!!! Salvation by works!!!!
Haven't seen that for ages.
John for ? Try to remember God's in charge and try giving HIM the glory.
John 6:44 'NO' man 'CAN' come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day."
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
Unprofitable Servant wrote: If I pay for a plane ticket online and then print it out and go to the airport to board my plane, when I go through security, the gates and board the plane I donât pay any money at the point of use
If every journey by aircraft was free and the taxation collected paid for these flights; - Then that would be closer analogy to "free at the point of use."
Individual Paying for every personal procedure at the time of every visit to the doc is different from collective taxation running a national service.
This info is "Free at the point of use." However you will still have to pay your electric bill to cover it.
"The United States has more Christians than any other country in the world. Going forward from its foundation, the United States has been called a Protestant nation by a variety of sources."
"However, to keep their status as tax-exempt organizations they must not officially endorse a candidate. There are Christians in both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, but evangelical Christians tend to support the Republican Party whereas more liberal Christians, Catholics and secular voters tend to support the Democratic Party."
Every President and Vice President, was raised in a family with affiliations with Christian religions. Only former President John F. Kennedy, and former Vice President Joe Biden were raised in Roman Catholic families. Two former presidents, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover, were raised as Quakers. All the rest were raised in families affiliated with Protestant Christianity. However, many presidents have themselves had only a nominal affiliation with churches, and some never joined any church." (Wiki)
""Majority of churchgoers, especially evangelicals, share political opinions of clergy""
"Majority" of members of the visible church are not the elect.
Many (or even most) of the "churchgoers" and "evangelicals" are not true Christians.
The politics of left and right are unavoidable in the community. Just as opinions on the way the nation is travelling; - And who to blame for the "mess"
But the curious thing about left and right seems to emerge within the church types. Anglicans seem to be on the left. Episcopalians seem to be of the same ilk. Ch. of Scotland appears to be predominantly on the left. The popes and their graven image worshipers seem to be of the left also.
It would seem to be the case that heretics belong to the left.
Matthew 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left."
From Article:: ""Open Doors CEO David Curry said that increasing surveillance in China represented a âblueprint for dictators around the worldâ on how to oppress religious minorities. Other countries, including India, may follow its lead, he warned.""
Western countries such as USA and UK are gradually heading to that point too.
The Lord's predictions in Matthew chapter Five are becoming a reality in these modern Lefty-Liberalist times.
China and the communist government nations are demonstrating their innate fears of a Christian takeover, even though they cannot perceive that. That has been obvious in history from these nations such as Russia.
Satan and the forces of darkness (Eph6:12) are "using" the atheist mortals to combat and conflict all and any vestige of Christianity. But the reprobates are blind and ignorant of the truth.
Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God."
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God."
From Article:: ""why say that the man-made beliefs we happen to call âsecularâ may be in the public square, but the man-made beliefs we happen to call âreligiousâ may not be? If theyâre all man-made, wherein lies the difference?""
What an excellent point.
Of course the problem with the secular atheist community is that they believe everything stems from human conviction. So if that is the truth then it becomes a simple matter of 'change of mind'
Faith comes from God and NOT from human faculty. Just as the Bible was written by God and not sinners.
But God keeps the reprobates in ignorance and alienated from the life of God. (Eph 4:18)
Part of the trials and tribulations (and persecutions) of Christian life comes from the ignorance and blindness of the majority of human beings on earth.
Ultimately though these poor reprobate atheists living in the darkness are going to live in eternal hell. Meanwhile Satan and sin run their hearts, minds and lives. And they are completely oblivious to the fact.
The reprobate atheists cannot accept sin's influence within themselves. But..... 1John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."
"This is usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin, who wrote in a 1789 letter that âOur new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
Taxes being sooo "certain" It would be soooo nice to get something back for 'free'.
Even if only at the point of use when you need it most.
I have a friend who married an American. She was working in America for years but developed a mental health problem. She returned to the UK, with her husband, because even with both their wages they couldn't afford to remain in the US with the expense of her illness. He was a USAF officer. She was a nurse. Over here their is no big expense preventing her treatment.
""Not surprisingly, the cowardly Allen School academics and administrators deny that Reges is being persecuted for his beliefs,""
What these Liberalist - politically correct (PC) reprobates do not seem to grasp is that NOT EVERYBODY believes the Liberalist PC theory of mankind.
After being married for almost fifty years and bringing up a daughter as well as sons, and getting to know the sons wives, i've even found out that many women are not feminist or Liberalist or PC. Praise be to God.
One of the qualifications for Liberalism PC appears to be 'arrogance'.
They discriminate against humility and sin, as well as morals. That way Satan, their father, is better able to influence and control them.
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
Jer 23:23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD."
Prov 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good."
1Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?"
Psalm 139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;"
2Cor 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
2Cor 4:18 the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."
""America is based on a hierarchy of various oppressions: men oppress women, Christianity oppresses Islam, English oppresses Spanish, white people oppress everyone.""
Planting the seeds of hate and iniquity is what Satan has been doing for centuries. Today he is more open about it with his Liberalist politically correct morons spreading division, aggression and resentment among future generations.
And there can be only one ultimate object for that evil purpose.
From Article:: ""This also provides a partial explanation to the question of why the left-wing media in Europe, just like the left-wing media in the United States, reports so little about the increase in anti-Christian violence""
Now that's an interesting observation.
The nice little Muslims are encouraged by the "Left wing media" to vandalize all that is Christian, by omitting the facts from public news.
A sign of the end times???
Attacks and vandalizing of all that is Christian is spreading across Europe, increasing since the "refugees" flooded into Europe from the wars in the middle east.
Left wing Liberalists have been combined by Satan with his Muslims and followers to attack and destroy Christianity. And the media obediently keeps it a big secret.
Hostility and belligerence against Christian artifacts is one thing but where is all this going to lead to? ---- Attacks on Christians eventually!!!
Looks like the Muslims did not come over here to settle down away from wars. They brought their hostility, hate and malevolence with them. It appears to be how their hearts and minds work.
James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."
Mike wrote: And giving you "free" healthcare to keep you happy and unquestioning.
Matt 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
= And the 'least' didn't have to pay for it. It was free at the point of use.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Brother Adriel if you think your healthcare is âfreeâ you are sadly mistaken
Unprofitable Servant; Quote: "Free at the point of use"
Quote:: "Free healthcare at the point of use comes from the core principles at the founding of the National Health Service. The 1942 Beveridge cross party report established the principles of the NHS which was implemented by the Labour government in 1948. In practice, "free at the point of use" normally means that anyone legitimately and fully registered with the system (i.e., in possession of an NHS number), available to legal UK residents regardless of nationality (but not non-resident British citizens), can access the full breadth of critical and non-critical medical care, without payment except for some specific NHS services, for example eye tests, dental care, prescriptions and aspects of long-term care. These charges are usually lower than equivalent services provided by a private provider and many are free to vulnerable or low-income patients" (Wiki)