Carl, they need to hear the gospel from somebody they can believe actually follows it not from some syncophant who's politically in bed with politicians that many Christians can't stand ‚ĚóūüĎé
Thank goodness, the early Christians had evangelists such as the Apostle Paul who just moved on when people refused to listen to the message ‚Ěó ūüĎć
Go read what Phil Johnson said as pointed out my first message He may be politically incorrect but he certainly correct as a Christian!
Eschatology="The doctrine of the last or final things, as death, judgment, and the events therewith connected."
Soteriology="2. (Theol.) The doctrine of salvation by Jesus Christ."
The Christian Right Movement is a disaster for the mission of Christians! ' "The Reconstructionist movement and its allies and offshoots, by substituting political and cultural action for the proclamation of the Gospel, by substituting eschatology for soteriology, and by mangling the Gospel itself, have become tools of Romanist political action" (3/02, The Trinity Review).' excerpt from,
https://tinyurl.com/jzttasx (Notes on Reconstructionism)
Ed Mazza wrote: A group ostensibly representing Christian lawmakers launched a poll on Twitter over the weekend asking if America would be better off with more Christians in elected office.
It didn‚Äôt go well: [ ‚Ěó]
Do you believe America would be better off if more Christians served in elected office?#Retweet #Poll #Election2020 #America #SuperTuesday #Vote ‚ÄĒ National Association of Christian Lawmakers (@ChristLawmakers) February 16, 2020
After more than 16,000 replies, the answer was an overwhelming ‚Äúno,‚ÄĚ which received 95.8% of the vote. In response, the group accused ‚Äúatheists and Satanists‚ÄĚ of ‚Äúreligious persecution‚ÄĚ for voting in the poll....
excerpt from, "Christian Lawmakers Group Blames Satan After Twitter Poll Goes Badly Awry"
Matthew 6:5 ‚ÄúWhen you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward.
Reuters wrote: .... The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the same as foreign embassies, requiring them to register their employees and U.S. properties with the State Department.
Two senior state department officials said the decision was made because China has been tightening state control over its media, and Chinese President Xi Jinping has made more aggressive use of them to spread pro-Beijing propaganda....
excerpt from, "US Imposes New Rules on State-Owned Chinese Media Over Propaganda Concerns"
This is already taken care of on the federal level --and little doubt on state level as well. I see the article has been recently updated‚Ěó
Anna North wrote: .... But reproductive rights and physician groups say the bill could criminalize doctors and is unnecessary ‚ÄĒ not only because a live birth after an abortion attempt is an extremely unlikely scenario but also because laws already exist to protect an infant in this instance anyway. ‚ÄúThe bill maligns and vilifies providers and patients to push a false narrative about abortion later in pregnancy,‚ÄĚ Dr. Kristyn Brandi, a board member of Physicians for Reproductive Health, told Vox in an email last year.
By holding a hearing on the bill, Sasse is focusing attention on an aspect of the abortion debate that some see as a wedge issue for voters: abortions very late in pregnancy....
excerpt from, 'Republicans are bringing back a bill to protect ‚Äúabortion survivors‚ÄĚ'
Mike, due to the restrictions that the Democratic National Committee had Bloomberg could be in the debate. He is going to be in the next debate though
FOX8 Digital Desk wrote: A man is suing Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after his wife died during childbirth....
"I started to do research for myself. I realized, oh my gosh, we are in the midst of a maternal mortality crisis that isn‚Äôt just shameful for American standards. It is shameful on a global scale,‚ÄĚ Johnson said.
The charity Every Mother Counts, which was founded by supermodel Christy Turlington, works across the world on maternal health but also in the US because America is the only developed country with a rising death rate for pregnant or new mothers
Approximately 700 women in the US die each year....
excerpt from, "Man sues hospital after wife dies during childbirth"
There are more issues in this country than abortion‚Ěó
Don't mind older iPhone you may not be able to get the newer ones
CBS News wrote: .... The technology company said Monday that all of its iPhone manufacturing facilities are outside Hubei province, and all have been reopened, but that production is ramping up slowly. "Work is starting to resume around the country, but we are experiencing a slower return to normal conditions than we had anticipated. As a result, we do not expect to meet the revenue guidance we provided for the March quarter due to two main factors," the company said in a press release....
excerpt from, "Apple will miss revenue target because of coronavirus"
Good opinion piece from the Jerusalem Post, I rather hope he's right!
Amotz Asa-El wrote: .... Still, Sanders is steadily emerging as the Democratic front-runner, and that alone is a major Democratic fiasco ‚Äď ideologically, socially and politically.
Ideologically, because a self-declared socialist who praised along the years the Soviet Union, Nicaragua‚Äôs Sandinistas, and Fidel Castro is no successor of Harry Truman, John Kennedy or Bill Clinton; socially, because Sanders, like Trump, is a divider and inciter; and politically, because he cannot defeat Trump....
Joseph D. Harder, Ph.D. wrote: .... As described earlier, dispensationalists typically see things getting worse‚ÄĒmuch worse‚ÄĒbefore the rapture. Thus, the conventional wisdom has usually been that dispensationalism tends to push its adherents toward political quietism: why bother with social reform and political activism when such efforts are doomed?* In the middle decades of the twentieth century, this conventional wisdom generally held true. Dispensationalists did, for the most part, focus on ‚Äúsaving souls‚ÄĚ and on charity work that was designed to ameliorate rather than reform social conditions....
*As Russell D. Moore summarizes this ‚Äúconventional wisdom‚ÄĚ: ‚ÄúFrom its very beginnings within J. N. Darby‚Äôs Plymouth Brethren, dispensationalism has engendered a skeptical view of governmental and ecclesiastical power structures that historically has not lent itself to animated political participation.‚ÄĚ Moore, ‚ÄúTill Every Foe Is Vanquished: Emerging Sociopolitical Implications of Progressive Dispensational Eschatology,‚ÄĚ ....
https://tinyurl.com/sswpdgw ("Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology--From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority)
Timothy oh, what a great description of Franklin Graham he doesn't seem to realize he is as much loved in England as Donald Trump is! As such he should send somebody else to be an evangelist to England.
He doesn't want to put the cart after the horse. A person has to be a Christian before he's going to accept all the morality that goes along with it. But then that isn't important for a Pharisee anyway. It's a good thing he doesn't have a home church.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler not even to eat with such a one.---ESV
It's obvious that greed is one of his major problems.
Dr. Rugh said or, wrote: In the Old Testament the manifestation of God‚Äôs presence was in the midst of the nation of Israel. Today the Church has become the manifestation of the presence of Christ in the world.
The indwelling of God‚Äôs presence in both believers individually and corporately makes holiness an absolute requirement. God expects believers and the Church to be transparent and sincere in all matters. Lying to give the appearance of godliness is a serious offense before God. Lying to the Church is in effect lying to the Holy Spirit who indwells the Church. Even when Satan tempts and incites people to sin, personal responsibility is not excused for behavior and choices made.
God's requirements for His people and the serious consequences of sin go unchanged. That being the case, great care and discernment must be applied in all situations to make no allowances for ungodly practices or adjustments to the worldly ways, in neither individual lives nor the corporate life of the Church.
summary for, "God's High Demand for Holiness"
Concealment of evil in the church leadership, I think is one of the most destructive behaviors for a church to have ‚ĚóūüĎé The SA article points that problem out.
It's a shame that churches that are apolitical need to defend themselves, from nutcases I'm beginning to think most violent attacks on religious groups are on those who are not politically active, so they need some means to protect themselves.
https://tinyurl.com/tdfj4wu (Texas shooting details supercharge NRA's 'good guy with a gun' defense)
Samantha Hawley wrote: The Catalans Dragons fans came to support Israel Folau with open arms, and he didn't disappoint.
‚ÄĘA crowd of 9,000 packed the small Perpignan stadium to see Folau's debut
‚ÄĘMost clubs in the league are deeply unsettled with his entry into their competition
‚ÄĘLord Hayward is demanding the Government pressure Catalans' UK-based sponsors to dump the team [ ] .... At the first touch of the ball, in the sixth minute of the game, the 30-year-old Australian scored, giving the home team an early lead. "Izzy, Izzy," the crowd chanted, caring little about his past indiscretions. The Catalans Dragons went on to win the match 36-18.
As he ran onto the field for the first time in 10 months, to play rugby league for the first time in 10 years, there was not a hint of a boo that could be heard above the cheers....
excerpt from, "Israel Folau stars in Catalans Dragons debut but Super League still uneasy with Australian's signing"
If he says anything about homosexuality, he will be fired. So far he has been able to be quiet about it, but he still may be fired
Azusa Report wrote: .... ....What amazes me more than his football skills was his heart for people and his openness to the things of the Spirit. He was a baptist but he is not hard core, anti-Pentecostal baptist....