Frank wrote: Sorry Jim, I don't understand. Can you word it another way for this old man.
Jim wants you to think today's left wingers are still the peace, love, and granola flower children of the sixties. Not the lunatics we see on the streets, nor the governors and mayors who justify their "peaceful protests."
Jim Lincoln wrote: excerpt from, "WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns there may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19" ūüė≤ https://tinyurl.com/y4zthxft
Maybe because there has never been a vaccine for a coronavirus? Lots of noise about it nowadays, though. Keep the sheep hoping. Or give them hydroxychloroquine, which is working where it is tried. Not profitable enough?
Healthcare? Isn't it a requirement in the State of Washington to maintain 6 ft "social distance"? How do they do abortions from 6 ft away from the abortee? Maybe if they wear drywall sanding n95 masks, and use extra long tools.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- She John MacArthur and his Board of elders reason for opening before they had them
MacArthur and co. don't need a reason that would satisfy you or your political cell mate Newsom. They have the authority of a higher Authority. If only the churches who have all their theological T's crossed and I's dotted had similar backbone.
Biden will pick the one who has been assigned to him to pick. The one the Dems have already chosen to be president behind figurehead Joe, should we have the tragic misfortune of seeing Him win the presidency. Biden is incoherent much of the time. Anyone think the Dems actually want him in the White House? They are letting him run because he still has an air of moderation. It's only an air, but the rest don't even have that, without which they cannot hope to win.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Herman Cain probably picked up covid-19 at Trump's Tulsa rally ‚Ěó ūüĎé https://tinyurl.com/y5wyaren ( Cain, a Trump campaign surrogate, attended the president‚Äôs rally in Tulsa nearly two weeks before he tested positive for COVID-19.)
Nice try, but supposing he did? You have a problem with his making his choice to go there, Jim? Just because you think life in a cage is living, doesn't mean everyone does. How sad for you. The spirit of fear is great in you.
John UK wrote: Pastors need prison time as part of their training. Unless they are pastoring a health, wealth and prosperity church.
Might be a good idea. And when the pastor is jailed, the elders need step up. And when the elders are jailed, lay teachers step up. No point in letting it be easy for the adversary's helpers. Whole armor time.
Seeking permission to be church from the Supreme Court is a mistake for any church to make. If the court does the usual, it will refer it back to the lower court which already decided against that church. Someday the churches might remember they don't function by permission of men. Looking to the SC for help conveys the false idea that it does.
Jim Lincoln wrote: excerpt from,"Dr. Fauci: Wear goggles or eye shields to prevent spread of COVID-19; flu vaccine a must"‚ĚóūüĎćūüė∑ https://tinyurl.com/y37xlgxy
I don't think old Joe is the only one showing mental issues. Wear goggles. So after all these months of the curve being flat, let's say here in NY, there must be lots of Covid cases due to not wearing goggles. But there isn't. Wake up and smell the manure, Jim. Stop being one of those useful types. Oh, flu vaccine won't be necessary this fall. All the flu symptoms are now Covid symptoms. Remember back in April when they were added?
John UK wrote: Oh dear Mike. Luther believed in purgatory, and Mike NY has all his doctrine sorted and perfect? Don't be silly. --- When was the last time you heard a sermon entitled: "Sicknesses and Deaths through Not Discerning the Lord's Body"? Mike, there is more than remission in the atonement; there is redemption for the whole man.
My bad, John. Didnt realize the requirement of never pointing out a truth unless all my own theological ducks are lined up perfectly. I'm afraid I might have to continue, though, until everyone else restrains for the same reason as well. But then I think it would be get real quiet around here.
Indeed the whole man was bought and paid for on the cross. And because of the resurrection, we have life. And surely when we 'do this in remembrance of me' we should do it with the discernment that comes from humility and gratitude. Else we might expect a discipline we don't want.
John UK wrote: --- Queen Elizabeth I of England rejected the transubstantiation of the RCC, but retained the real presence of Jesus Christ in bread and wine, calling it a mystery. Martin Luther was of similar ilk previously. Please read again the Presbies own take, noting the need for faith to benefit from the communion supper. "Q. What is the Lord's supper? A. The Lord's supper is a sacrament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine according to Christ's appointment, his death is showed forth; and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment and growth in grace."
Martin Luther also believed in Purgatory.
John, believers are made to partake of his body and blood by faith in that which is called salvation. His indwelt spirit. No further partaking of that which is already had can be wrought by the Lord's Supper, which is a remembrance. How can more Jesus be gained by it? "with all his benefits."? Communion is to bring to mind gratitude for what he has already done, not to bring us more benefits, as reward If we be properly worthy.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
Defending the unborn from their murder is doing right. No true Christian would object. Disguising your slippery defense of evil as forcing the kingdom is ridiculous. Will you continue to complain when Jesus forces the kingdom in person?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- So far we haven't had the problems that California has, but our rates have been going up for people who have caught it‚ĚóūüĎé We can only pray for an effective vaccine ‚ĚóūüĎćūüė∑
You haven't had the problems California has because you don't have Newsom. As for the vaccine, go ahead and pray for it. No doubt God has been sitting on his throne, anxiously waiting to grant your request. Or, you could ask for mercy for your country.
John UK wrote: I don't need to watch a western to know that Americans have a tendency to get their arms out whenever I say anything negative about the decadent west. Any old excuse will do, and the pea-shooters come out, because that's the American way of doing it. Sure, I know all about it. You've got Black Lives Matter and 'you've' got American Pride. ---
True, we are indeed becoming more like civilized bleeding Europe as time goes on, John. Too many here pushing in that direction. One world views and all that. The results show.
John UK wrote: --- With stockpiling of weaponry and ammunition in America, and with the economy and jobs severely affected by lockdown procedures, with this leading to near starvation for some families, and supposing the pandemic cannot be controlled any other way, and the guv not willing to let it run and do its worst, thusly the austerity continues until some folks just cannot cope any more, and they see stealing food as the only way of survival, at gunpoint of course, maybe stealing money, cars etc., maybe forming into groups or gangs, living in forests like Robin Hood, robbing the rich so that their families can eat, and so on and so forth. ---
I wonder of what need this is, as the grocery is open and the shelves are nearly full. The guv is sending printing press money, and there is no excuse for not building up the larder, a bit at a time, and that without the hoarding we have seen. There is something about going to the ant, and not being a sluggard. Ordinary common sense as was done throughout history, to harvest in season so as to provide out of season. Christians in particular have no excuse, and should be in consideration of their neighbors, who may have need in hard times.