Control is the issue, isn't it? Mankind would wrest control from the hands of God, if he could.
We can murder but we cannot make alive. We cannot raise anyone from the dead. Eternal life is through Jesus Christ the only Savior.
A child unwanted by his mother is still made alive by God - even Gloria Steinem in her mother's womb was made alive by God, and in his image. Perhaps if she had been born in a later time, her mother would have murdered her in the womb...
Sabbath breaking will always be evil, and will be punished unless confessed and repented in the name of Jesus Christ, whether done by football fans or ministers. This is according to the word of God. Bible believing men and women ought to know that.
Any attempt to assert the judgment, the will, the taste of man apart from the express warrant of his word, and to introduce into his worship human inventions, devices and methods was overtaken by immediate retribution and rebuked by the thunderbolts of his wrath. [See Gen 4; Lev 10; Num 16; Num 20; 1 Sam 13; 1 Chr 13, 15; 2 Chr 16; 2 Chr 18].
Nor need we wonder at this; for the service which the creature professes to render to God reaches its highest and most formal expression in the worship which is offered him. In this act the majesty of the Most High is directly confronted. The worshiper presents himself face to face with the infinite Sovereign of heaven and earth and assumes to lay at his feet the sincerest homage of the heart. In the performance of such an act to violate Divine appointments or transcend divine prescription, to affirm the reason of a sinful creature against the wisdom, the will of a sinful creature against the authority, of God, is deliberately to flaunt an insult in his face and to hurl an indignity against his throne...
We are trembling on the brink of an all out pornographic society. Being an older person, it is difficult to even be with general society and I have to close my eyes because of the way people dress (and cross dress) nowadays.
What does the Lord want from us? Yoga pants? No, that opposes him. That is rebellion against his word. You know his word. I do not need to quote it.
You do not have to access pornography on the internet. It is here right before our eyes.
A woman, all women, do exercise their rights when they decide to engage in sexual intercourse. There are two things for which God designed our sexual act: for procreating children, and to unite two people, a man and his wife, into one flesh.
If a woman does not want either of those things, then she must abstain. It really is not a hard choice. Murder is not an option.
The Lord's people must be united in truth. Otherwise the Lord sends a sword between us. And we must fight for the truth which is the word of God. And it seems we cannot agree upon it.
Satan laughs but will not win the victory as Adriel has truly written. Sincere prayers for unity in the truth are begged of every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ the righteous.
Meanwhile, a professing Christian must love those who profess Christ. So we are commanded by the Word of God. No one knows our hearts except the Lord. No one can say that we are unregenerate but him. And we must assume the best of our brethren without naivety.
Some words posted here have been cruel. We are to speak the truth in love. We are to admonish with meekness, remembering our own sins. Stay in the Word and he will keep you even to everlasting Life...
The Lord can tame a raging human. I have watched him do it. I have even experienced this myself. I am sorry for those still in rebellion against the most high and holy and powerful God who is our gentle, compassionate, and suffering Savior.
But the world will love its mammon and find ways to gather more in that appeal to the violent man. Making money off of promoting violence and hatred...hmmm...sounds very familiar, like football and gladiator games.
I hope that the worldlings like their portion for that is all they will get. Hitting your head against the wall will not get the job done.
God created mankind in his image. He did not mess around with us and make us from some other animal. Still we sought out many inventions, and marred that image, and it appears that mankind still does seek out many inventions.
But those upon whom God bestows saving grace are being renewed to his image. According to the word of God, that image is knowledge, righteousness and true holiness with dominion over the creatures, including their own tongues. Those who believe otherwise are on their way to a very hot place.
That is good that you like to discuss different subjects. We often learn if we are teachable. It is the Spirit of God which makes us so.
You quote 1 Corinthians 11:15 that a woman's long hair is her head covering. Historically the Christian church did not understand the verse this way.
"And if it be given her for a covering," say you, "wherefore need she add another covering?" That not nature only, but also her own will may have part in her acknowledgment of subjection. For that you ought to be covered nature herself by anticipation enacted a law..."
From John Calvin a sadly true prophecy:
"So if women are thus permitted to have their heads uncovered and to show their hair, they will eventually be allowed to expose their entire breasts, and they will come to make their exhibitions as if it were a tavern show; they will become so brazen that modesty and shame will be no more; in short they will forget the duty of nature...Further, we know that the world takes everything to its own advantage. So, if one has liberty in lesser things, why not do the same with this the same way as with that? And in making such comparisons they will make such a mess that there will be utter chaos..."