Wayfarer pilgrim wrote: Hey Neil, Youâ€™re making my point with precision.
"the louder the protest, the more guilty the party." Did you take a detailed survey of your benighted students to discover this, and if so, how do you know this applies everywhere else?
And how do you judge my "protest" to be "loud?" You're the teacher, so show me how to make it quieter for you. Or am I not supposed to protest at all, so you can continue accusing Reformed people of endorsing pogroms or whatnot?
Wayfarer pilgrim [and Jim too] wrote: Yet a denomination built on the teaching of the reformers has a great propensity with inadvertently dismissing Israel as a history lesson and a not spiritual or promised future.
I'm unsurprised and disgusted that people here would bring up the "Replacement Theology is Antisemitic" Strawman popular with Dispensationalist authors (e.g. Barry Horner). They are imitating the bullying leftists use against conservatives: Guilt By Association.
1 Cor. 6:3: "Know ye not that we shall judge angels?" From what I've seen lately among Christians, I fear for the angels!
John Lee wrote: ...a better book to read by anyone, including IFB's, would be "The Reformed Pastor" by Richard Baxter.
I have a secondhand impression (glad to correct if possible) that Baxter was not wholly on board with the "Doctrines of Grace." That said, his pastoral care was exemplary, so on that account his book would be worthwhile. His "Christian Directory" is absolutely packed with advice. The productivity of Puritan authors, in an age of quill pens and candlelight, is astounding.
He was busted by Lord Jeffreys, presumably for being politically incorrect somehow.
"Disappeared from radar..." I assume they had a reflector deployed, for otherwise, F-35s are supposed to have a low radar signature.
"Jack of all trades, master of none" will be the F-35's epitaph. And it has been a huge Pentagon money pit, "too big to fail" for many Congressional districts. Democrats like Sen. Proxmire used to complain about this, but no longer. At least Trump has, though I doubt he'll do anything about it.
Douglas Fir wrote: ...the train, which reaches speeds of over 60 miles per hour...
Wiki says 79 max, but even half that is plenty. Stupid drivers, not just suicides, are a problem. If they really want Shinkansen speeds, they better have completely isolated rights-of-way instead of unsafe level-crossings.
You all accept the survey results without question. Please note who sponsored it: "The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany." Not exactly a disinterested party.
If the survey firm found contrary results implying everything was dandy, do you think they'd be hired again? "He who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune." It's a Conflict of Interest, no matter how much we may agree that the Holocaust is worth remembering.
Same issue with accounting firms hired by publicly-traded corporations.
Mohler is wrong. How are sins forgiven? It doesn't say. Isn't that rather important to clarify?
"The Apostlesâ€™ Creed does not perform the requisite functions of a creed: It does not accurately summarize the content of Christian belief; it omits essential Christian doctrines; it does not distinguish heterodoxy from orthodoxy; and it is ambiguous, rather than clear. Because of these defects, it cannot unify the hearts of Godâ€™s people, for, as an ecumenical creed, it allows many who do not hold to the Gospel revealed by God to profess to be Christians."
This smells like a corporate press release intended to excite investors. We'll see.
Anyway, haven't we been told by Experts that supersonic transport is dangerous for the ozone layer, so that we'd all die from too much UV radiation? That was one reason the US SST program (i.e. Boeing 2707) was canceled back in 1971, in addition to the noise. One of the few wise things Congress did back then, in hindsight, though it contributed to a meltdown in the aerospace biz.
There was much hype on both sides of the issue, industry claiming we'd fall behind the Russians and Anglo-French. Funny how things turned out: Boeing's "fallback" design, the 747, which mgmt. feared would fail in the market, outlived the Concorde and the Tu-144.