""The Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote a letter on behalf of a "concerned citizen" calling on the school district to remove the Bible verse from the wall.""
Satan's "Freedom from Religion" campaign!!
The Reprobate community are working hard these days demonstrating their "Fear" of all that is Biblical and Godly.
They are acting like the communists in other countries. That tie says a great deal about the association of these two diabolical groups. Satan is their CEO.
2Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
John for JESUS wrote: John 1:12-13 (12) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (13) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Who did God give the power to become children of God to? To as many as first receive Him and believe on His name. So it is clear to anyone who cares to see, you must believe to be saved. People aren‚Äôt saved to believe!
You forgot to look at the next verse, JohnFor. 13) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."
They were "born of God." NOT human intervention.
And remember: Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him BEFORE THE FOUNDATION of the WORLD, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, ACCORDING to the good pleasure of HIS WILL,"
God provides the "power to receive" (V12)
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."
Looks like politicians are the same all over the world.
Blind and ignorant and alienated from truth.
Eph 4:17 ..... 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."
Dr. Tim wrote: some people believe that God‚Äôs sovereignty means He will save the elect somehow even if they never hear the gospel. What rubbish!
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"
Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."
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. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God."
""some Christian leaders to water down the Gospel to make it ‚Äúpalatable‚ÄĚ for today‚Äôs culture could be a sign of the ‚Äúgreat apostasy before the return of Christ.‚ÄĚ"
The Liberals in the Anglican/Episcopalian mob, et al try to sanitize the sodomite abomination thus denying repentance of the sin.
Liberals are very nice sinless people who can save themselves. They sit in polished middle class pews, sing nice hymns and carry out charitable works - Which will get them into heaven. They don't need to repent because they haven't got any sins.
By this kind of religion they can stay friends with Papists, Muslims and atheists. After all the Liberalist god loves everybody doesn't she.
"They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate." Titus 1:16.
""The Democrats are trying to use the law to separate conduct from belief, so that ‚Äúreligion‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúreligious liberty‚ÄĚ is effectively nothing more than a mere claim of belief or identity, and that one's conduct has nothing to do with their religion.""
Ah yet another look into the Democrat 'brain?' to observe its diabolical intentions.
So what you believe has nothing to do with your life and what you do which materializes as your "Christian" life.
I wonder if that has anything to do with going to church for example?
Or is it just the Democrat way of preventing the communication of what the Bible doctrine teaches? Silence that inconvenient religion?
That's the Democrat "Three Monkeys Religion" - Speak no evil. Hear no evil. See no evil.
But if the Democrat religious motto is - speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil - Then surely Democrat policy would cease to exist!!
"A: I am not for deporting or barring Muslims from the United States. It is not because I believe Christianity and Islam are morally equivalent. It is because I believe in the power of the gospel, and the presence of our Muslim neighbors doesn‚Äôt threaten that. We should be kind to these Muslim neighbors and share the gospel evangelistically with them. Many of the Muslim refugees in this country may well be our future brothers and sisters in Christ...."
Jim; Have you ever thought that if Muslim-Islam was acceptable to GOD, then HE would not have found it necessary to crucify HIS Son!!
‚ÄúEighty years ago a sudden mutation in the virus that causes influenza initiated a worldwide epidemic that in only 18 months killed an estimated 25 to 40 million people around the world. Many consider this to be the worst natural disaster in history‚ÄĚ (Hillary Johnson, ‚ÄúKiller Flu,‚ÄĚ Rolling Stone , Jan. 22, 1998) . Some historians feel this epidemic hastened the end of World War I.
Scientists studying infectious diseases have sounded warnings that this could occur again.
One expert, W.I.B. Beveridge, says, ‚ÄúThere is no known reason why there should not be another catastrophic pandemic like that of 1918 or even worse. The flu always has the capability of becoming a global plague: a spark in a remote corner of the world could start a fire that scorches us all. Should a super flu like that of 1918 make a comeback now that the population has quadrupled and more than a million people cross international boundaries on jets each day, experts say it could kill hundreds of millions‚ÄĚ (ibid.)." (UCG)
From Article:- ""This region has been unstable for years due to war in Somalia and hatred against non-locals who are mostly Christians. The levels of education and infrastructure in the three counties are low and it is only through the expertise and hard work of the non-locals that the living standard of the Somali people in Kenya can improve. We have non-locals in all sectors, from health to education.‚ÄĚ"
Muslim Al-Shabaab wants to dumb down the area with the Kalashnikov and their ignorance.
Like their cousins in Boko-Haram in Nigeria, they seek to establish an Islamic state. Educated people is the last thing they want in their area according to their moronic thinking.
""while the state is acting fully within its rights in deciding to alter its legal definition of marriage""
So called "same-sex marriage" is NON existent in truth. Because marriage is only marriage when GOD is involved according to HIS Scriptures.
This pseudo-marriage - sham marriage - false marriage belongs to Satan and is an abomination to God and HIS Church.
The nation which rebels against GOD and disobeys HIS commands and doctrines will pay for their evil crimes.
Words of Christ Jesus.... Matthew 19:4 ‚ÄúHave you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‚ÄėTherefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh‚Äô? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.‚ÄĚ
1Peter 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered."
John for JESUS wrote: I guess you don‚Äôt mind! Nobody is saying it isn‚Äôt God‚Äôs choice, but you are leaving out people‚Äôs responsibility to believe. Many are called, but few are actually chosen because they will not believe.
Still flogging the Popish/Liberalist/heretical salvation by works I see.
People who are DEAD - Cannot believe far less obey God or respond to HIS invitation!!! Eph 2:1.
REAL Christians FROM before the world began. Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"
"FOREKNOWN" and "PRE"-Destinated.... Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren."
PS: 'Foreknown' - Doesn't just mean last tuesday!!!
1Peter 1:2 ELECT according to the FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied."
Yes Dan; Sweden has quite a few anti-Christian articles in the news. For example.....
https://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details.asp?ID=51535 Quote:- ""For many years, Swedish authorities have been deporting Christians to countries where Christians are persecuted and killed. Countries like Afghanistan, which Open Doors describes as the second most dangerous country for Christians in the world,""
Persecution iaw Matthew 5. And discrimination iaw modern Liberalism and its moral corruptions.
Matt 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."
First = "Many are called." Second = Few are chosen. GOD calls "many" to church. GOD elects "Few" to salvation. The choice is GOD's. NOT ours!!
Quote: "That they had reason to fear, lest they themselves should be found hypocrites at last; for many are called but few chosen. This is applied to the Jews (ch.22:14); it was so then, it is too true still; many are called with a common call, that are not chosen with a saving choice. All that are chosen from eternity, are effectually called, in the fulness of time (Rom.8:30), so that in making our effectual calling sure we make sure our election (2Pt.1:10); but it is not so as to the outward call; many are called, and yet refuse (Prov. 1:24), nay, as they are called to God, so they go from him (Hos.11:2, 7), by which it appears that they were not chosen, for the election will obtain, Rom.11:7. Note, There are but few chosen Christians, in comparison with the many that are only called Christians; it therefore highly concerns us to build our hope for heaven upon the rock of an eternal choice, and not upon the sand of an external call; and we should fear lest we be found but seeming Christians, and so should really come short; nay, lest we be found blemished Christians, and so should seem to come short, Heb.4:1." (Henry)