Jim, Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re familiar with the economic concept of opportunity cost. If I have to spend my few dollars of disposable income to provide universal healthcare for illegal aliens and lazy bums who wonâ€™t work, I wonâ€™t have any money left to help â€śflood the area with...missionaries.â€ť
â€śAre ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?â€ť The answer of course is no. So how do we reach perfection in the Spirit? Is it by works (that is, by the law), or is it the same way we are saved, by grace? Obviously by grace. So a saved person cannot resist sanctification without resisting Godâ€™s grace, and if His grace can be resisted it is NOT irresistible!
So Jim you support the queers without reservation as long as they oppose someone you hate because he is richer than you. There must be reams of scripture to support your position, but I canâ€™t think of any off the top of my head. John UK, I think I would hesitate to use a gentleman who â€śkicked against the pricksâ€ť as an example of irresistible grace. If itâ€™s irresistible, how did he manage to resist it for as long as he did? And how did the Jews to whom Stephen preached always resist the Holy Ghost? Something thatâ€™s irresistible cannot be resisted. If itâ€™s resisted, it isnâ€™t irresistible. There is no such animal as â€śirresistible grace.â€ť You have to eliminate or twist way too much scripture to make any sense out of that.
I believe obesity is a human right. Therefore the government must give out unlimited â€śfreeâ€ť McDonalds vouchers. If we all go bankrupt supporting this vital program, thatâ€™s just tough taters for us.
Itâ€™s more likely that the reason you didnâ€™t make it through the program is ignorance, not education, Jim. You actually need some understanding of Americaâ€™s history and the constitution to know what Rush is saying. Liberals have neither.
Our church is actually relatively small, Jim. Iâ€™m not sure if we even have 200 members, but we provide financial support to over a hundred missionaries. You yourself often say that churches should concentrate on spreading the gospel, and that is what we do. Not that we donâ€™t have any charitable programs. We just donâ€™t allow the tail to wag the dog.
This never-ending debate about the mechanics of salvation should go a long way towards opening up the UK to the gospel. Too bad it isnâ€™t being broadcast on BBC. I donâ€™t suppose prayer would be more effectual, do you?
THBCC, since you insist on copying and pasting your stuff over and over again, I am no longer going to read even the first issue, let alone the other copies. Apparently you have nothing more original to say than Jim Lincoln does.
Jim likes to claim that if you arenâ€™t in favor of universal healthcare, you arenâ€™t really pro-life. Be that as it may, if youâ€™re a Democrat, youâ€™re pro-infanticide regardless of any claims you may make to the contrary. You are as much a murderer as the monster sucking the baby out of the womb.
Believe it or not, Iâ€™ve been in every state that borders Nebraska, but not in Nebraska itself. Mustâ€™ve been the hand of God keeping me from throwing a certain pestilent fellow from the top of a grain silo.
I wouldnâ€™t worry myself too much about who is elect and who isnâ€™t. In fact, I wouldnâ€™t worry myself at all. Everyone who trusts Christ AND HIM ALONE for salvation is elect, whether heâ€™s an elect Calvinist or an elect Arminian. Salvation doesnâ€™t depend upon putting our faith in the proper â€śmechanicsâ€ť of salvation. It depends wholly, solely and everlastingly on putting our faith in Christ. Jesus Christ saves. The gospel is His power to effect salvation. May we squabble about it less and preach it far, far more.
Our leaders keep saying that we are not at war with Islam. I am. Iâ€™m at war with Islam and with every other false religion, including secular humanism. Any professing Christian who is not at war against the forces of evil is a coward and a traitor.
The dogwood blossom comes in the shape of a cross. It is usually white, symbolizing the purity of the spotless Lamb of God. The pistils in the center of each cross resemble nails. At the end of each of the four branches of the cross is a dark red stain that looks like blood. Dogwoods usually bloom around the same time of the year as the resurrection of Christ.
If thereâ€™s a positive aspect to this, itâ€™s that if the Democrats keep killing most of their children and turning the rest of them into non-reproducing homos, after a while there wonâ€™t be any Democrats leftâ€”except illegal aliens and dead people who still vote, of course.