Well done Jimmy! Youâve been out-and-out in favor of abortion for a long time now, and here in recent days you have become much more open about your support for the LGBT movement. As long as my faithful children keep pegging away, weâll soon rule the world! âYour Proud Father the Devil
Absolutely right, TMC. âInsolentâ is a word I would use to describe a sassy adolescent, not an adult. And âproudâ is a word I would use to describe someone who seldom or never admits wrongdoing and apologizes for it.
Go look in the mirror, Mrs. Mc. You will no doubt observe that thereâs a beam in your eye. When you succeed in removing it, by all means come back and help the rest of us remove the motes from our own ocular organs. Thanks.
From the website of the so-called church this so-called pastor is a member of: â... no one at South Bend City Church will be excluded from belonging, involvement, and leadership on the basis of their sexuality or gender identity, and we have pastors available to perform weddings for same-sex couples.â Your kind of people, Jim. Maybe you can become a non-resident member.
BMc, you are making an assumption based on your own prejudices that UPS and I are being insolent. Is that an average British trait? And have you ever thought of how prideful it isâyes, prideful, in one who so adamantly spoke against pride in a previous threadâfor you to assume that just because you say something, just because it is YOUR view, it is âtruthâ? (Jesus said to His Father, âTHY word is truth.â I donât read where he said that BMcâs word or Dr. Timâs word is truth). And finally, how many years did you spend in America studying various denominations and individual churches before arriving at your conclusions regarding the âaverageâ American Christian?
How does one find âthe average American?â By taking the sum of all Americans and dividing byâwhat? And is he average in height, in skin color, in thickness of hair, or what way or ways? I suspect that the average American is, like Bigfoot, elusive at best, and in all likelihood downright mythical.
According to Wikipedia, âFact-checking is the act of checking factual information in non-fictional text in order to determine the veracity and correctness of the factual statements in the text.â Therefore, it is impossible to âfact-checkâ the Babylon Bee because the Bee doesnât qualify as non-fiction. The same can be said for Jimâs posts on Sermon Audio.
Thatâs right, John. Truth is not subject to my âinterpretationâ of the Bible, nor to anyone elseâs. John Owen had some excellent writings, as did Spurgeon and many others. But not one of us is infallible, and we should all carefully compare what we read and what we listen to to the Bible itself and, as we say here in the boondocks, âEat the fish and spit out the bones.â
I understand what you are saying John, and it doesnât contradict what I said in any way. God can certainly move a mountain instantly and miraculously if thatâs what He chooses to do, but He can also have it moved by His servants a thimbleful at a time if in His infinite wisdom He chooses to do it that way. And whether we like it or not, He may also let us know that the mountain is there because He PUT it there and there it is going to stay. As often as not the REAL mountain that needs to be removed is the mountain of our own rebellion, stubbornness and iniquity.
The vicarious crucifixion of Christ is only a third of the gospel, John. The gospel that is âthe power of God unto salvation to every one that believethâ always includes the burial and resurrection of Christ. That was the gospel that Paul preached (I Corinthians 15:1-4), and it is the gospel we must preach if we are to see conversions to Christ. Anything more or less than this is âanother gospelâ whose declarers are to be accursedâGalatians 1:8-9, cf I Corinthians 15:1-4. Yes, indeed, and eternal glory to God for it , Christ DID die for our sins, but the very heart of the gospel is that He is no longer dead, but alive forevermore and ready, willing and able to save any and all who will trust Him for salvation.
Believing prayer while sitting aboard a Cat dozer is even better, John. Sometimes God does miracles, but often He uses men and means. We must be willing and ready to be the vessels and tools that He uses whenever necessary.