â€śWe shall go on to the end. We shall fight...we shall never surrender.â€ť â€śNever give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.â€ť â€”Winston Churchill
Yes, Frank, at any given moment we are only one election away from the possibility of losing all of the precious freedoms that so many thousands have died to protect. I just pray that Christians go up before America goes down.
The article states that Planned Parenthood has not settled on a long-term successor. I think Satan would be the ideal candidate. If he is unavailable, Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama would be suitable substitutes; after all, they are children and loyal followers of the devil.
Rebellion is right, BDF, and I was probably one of the most rebellious kids who ever lived. If theyâ€™d had these silly rules when I was a younâ€™un, Iâ€™d have changed my name every 15 minutes just to give the teacher a headache. Even so, I wouldâ€™ve slugged anyone who suggested I was a girl. Any guy, that is; back then you didnâ€™t hit girls and you could tell the difference.
And John doesnâ€™t celebrate the Fourth of July. Instead, his nation celebrates Dydd Santes Dwynwen, which is totally incomprehensible to me, as Saint Dwynwen is the fellow who drove all of the possums out of Wales.
John UK wrote: â€śWell they got their country back in 1948, but I'd like to see something a bit more special, such as national repentance and an acceptance that Yeshua is Christ. That would make me sit up and take some notice.â€ť Well, looks like youâ€™re in luck, John. Thatâ€™s exactly what you WILL see at the end of the Tribulation. Clever comment, Doug, but blessing Israel is not the only way for a nation to be blessed. Itâ€™s just one of the ways.
Paul said that prophecies would fail and tongues would cease (I Corinthians 13:8). At some point in his apostolic career, he was unable to heal a sick brother (II Timothy 4:20). I have often said that anyone who claims to have the gift of tongues but is unwilling to pick up a rattlesnake is a liar and a hypocrite (Mark 16:17-18). So far I havenâ€™t found any takers.
John, I believe, as do most Baptists, that the sign gifts went out (for the most part) with the apostles. I say â€śfor the most partâ€ť because I would not want to limit God, and He could certainly impart any gift to any person at any time if He so desired. (I remember one time when I was witnessing to some Mexicans, and God enabled me to speak fluent Spanish. I speak very little Spanish normally. Was this the gift of tongues? Perhaps.) Nevertheless, the principle taught in the passage you quoted is still applicable today, and that is that the Spirit still manifests Himself in the church through the various spiritual gifts He gives to His servants (see Romans 12:4-8).
So Jim, are you saying that since people have bad heartsâ€”and of course they doâ€”we should pass laws that are commensurate in wickedness? You and your Dimocrat friends would love that, wouldnâ€™t you?
Speaking of animal sacrifices, Christopher, Leviticus 1, and particularly verse 3, sheds a great deal of light on the doctrine of free will. Some will, of course, say that it doesnâ€™t mean what it says, or that it isnâ€™t â€śapplicableâ€ť (funny, I thought II Timothy 3:16 taught that ALL scripture is applicable), but itâ€™s there for all who have an ear to hear, or an eye to see, as the case may be. Itâ€™s really sad that so many will try to twist scripture to fit their own system of theology rather than adapting their theology to what the Bible actually says.