We canât have universal healthcare without being able to call the providers, Jim, so letâs get universal free cell phones, too. And thereâs no point in making an appointment if you canât get to the clinic, so we must have universal free transportation. Transportation to a place is impossible without there being a place to be transported from, so next we must institute universal free housing. Housing is substandard without proper furnishings, so we need to have universal Rooms to Go. In fact, everything we do and donât do affects our health, so itâs imperative that we have universal free everything. We can tax the rich to pay for itâat least for a couple of weeks, when the economy collapses, poverty prevails, and anarchy reigns. I think itâs time we quit calling your preferred system of economics socialism and start calling it what it really is: stupidism.
Someone remarked recently that the Democratic Party has gone in 50 years from a war on poverty to a war on prosperity. Jim is a faithful soldier in the latter conflict, hoping to strap all Americans with universal poverty through universal healthcare and universal giveaways.
Jim, Donald J. Trump won the Republican nomination for president, and Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination. At that point there were no Christian candidates with a viable chance of winning the Oval Office. Instead, there was a choice between a candidate who might actually help the country (Mr. Trump) and one who would without doubt hasten the demise of the United States (Mrs. Clinton). Of course you had the option of throwing away your vote on a write-in candidate with absolutely no chance of winning. At any rate, Jim, Trump is the president, so put on your big-boy pants and accept reality. And since you are so politically brilliant and such a phenomenal Christian yourself, go ahead and throw your hat in the ring for 2020. I can hardly wait to see how many votes you get.
Why, John? I could as easily ask you why. Why do you act as if you are wiser, more knowledgeable, and more spiritual than anyone else who posts hereon? Why do you question the salvation of those who disagree with your pompous attitude and misguided opinions? Why donât you answer legitimate objections to your cultish insistence that we must sing only psalms in the church? And above all, why do you equate disagreement with yourself with opposition to God? But instead I will ask myself why I continue to read and respond to the nonsense I read in these threads. Why, Tim, why?
Now that Eliphaz has come out in the open and appealed to a superior experience, rather than referring to scripture, there is no more to say. Let us bow before him and crown him fourth in the kingdom. No, waitâmethinks I hear him singing: âHow great I am. How grea-a-at I am!â
Songs of praise other than the Psalms were composed, sung, and accepted by God as legitimate worship both before and after the Psalms were written. However, this doesnât gibe with our preconceived ideas, so letâs pretend it never happened. Psalms are to be accompanied by harps and other instruments. This is made clear in the scriptures, and is inherent in the very meaning of the word âpsalms.â But letâs ignore this also; doesnât fit what we have already decided to do. God expressly forbids altering His Word, even for a âgoodâ cause such as making part of His Word easier and more pleasant to sing. But letâs ignore this, too. After all, our minds are made up, and the introduction of facts can only lead to confusion. Your theory has several gaping holes, John, and cannot be defended without ignoring scripture.
So YIA do you think stealing and murder should be the only things that are illegal? The Old Testament says sodomites are to be executed. The New Testament says they are worthy of death. Should we go by what we think, or by what God says? Fourteen years sounds pretty merciful to me.
1. Five times in the Bible we are commanded to sing a new song to the Lord. 2. There hasnât been a new Psalm written in three thousand years. 3. As I stated before, if itâs wrong to rewrite the Bible to sell a new version, itâs wrong to rewrite the Bible to make it sound good when you sing it.