Let's face it, republicans hate democrats and democrats hate republicans. Why not have done with it, have another civil war, and whoever wins can install a dictatorship like they have in Cuba. No more voting, no more time wasting, no more aggro, just get on with living. Life is short, and then it is eternity. Forget this world, which passes away; you have an eternal soul which cannot die. Live for Jesus and no-one else, prepare for the kingdom, give your heart and everything else to Jesus, store up treasure in heaven, preach the gospel, witness to your unbelieving friends and neighbours and strangers, perfect holiness in the fear of the Lord, mortify the flesh, put on the new man, be a wholehearted Christian, care not whether you live or die for HIM.
Just as the clock on the top of the Anglican church in Sidmouth, South Devon, England says, "It is time to seek the Lord".
God is willing to receive to himself all that truly repent and put all their faith in Jesus Christ. He is worthy to be obeyed, worshipped, served and loved. Jesus is alive, and one day we shall all see him, either as Judge or Saviour. Will we stand at his side, having followed him faithfully? Or will we tremble at his presence, fearful and guilty?
Roman Catholics would do well to get back to the Geneva Bible or the Authorized Version. Either will help them to see how their leaders have spun them a yarn for so many years. The answers are always in the Bible. The trick is to know where the real Bible is.
Adriel wrote: ‚ÄúIt is sorrow for the offence rather than for the punishment. God‚Äôs law has been infringed, and his love abused. This melts the soul in tears. A man may be sorry, yet not repent, just as a thief is sorry when he is captured ‚Äď not because he has stolen, but because he has to pay the penalty. Hypocrites grieve only for the bitter consequence of sin. I have read of a fountain that only flows on the evening before a famine. Likewise their eyes never pour out tears except when God‚Äôs judgments are approaching. Pharaoh was more troubled for the frogs and river of blood than for his sin. Godly sorrow, however, is chiefly for the trespass against God, so that even if there were no conscience to strike, no devil to accuse, no hell to punish, yet the soul would still be grieved because of the prejudice done to God. ‚ÄúMy sin is ever before me‚ÄĚ (Psa 51.3); David does not say, ‚ÄúThe sword threatened is ever before me,‚ÄĚ but ‚Äúmy sin.‚ÄĚ O that I should offend so good a God, that I should grieve my Comforter! This breaks my heart!‚ÄĚ (Th. Watson)
Brother, this quote of Thomas Watson blessed me more than you can imagine. Going back to the old saints sure is needed in these last days; so thank you bro, I appreciate you so much.
[‚ÄúIt is for the church, not the District or this court, to define for itself the meaning of ‚Äėnot forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, wrote, quoting the New Testament‚Äôs Epistle to the Hebrews, according to The Washington Times.]
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Woe unto them call evil good and good evil. Was she wrong to criticize the curriculum or not?
That all depends on whether or not you want a theocracy. Does a slave have a right to tell her owners what to do? Of course not. The idea is ridiculous.
But you see, bro, she did far more than be critical of the curriculum. She is trying to impose God's position, which is not biblically warranted. It makes me wonder what bizarre beliefs you hold, if you accept a non-Christian trying to impose the Bible on her owners.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: John I will let you contemplate Romans 1::18 and the fact the Lord looked on the room of religious crowd in anger (Nark 3:5) to see if all anger is wrong.
Ah, I see. You think I was including God. No bro, God's anger is perfect and just and holy. He could never be accused of being holier-than-thou, which is what we could be called if we are not careful.
Anyway, how's it going brother. You enjoying the convo? You like supporting an ungodly nominal Christian who let off plenty of steam on Facebook without any biblical warrant; nor would she seek any biblical warrant, not being scripturally minded.
And if you are going to praise her for her stand against evil, you are already on the slippery slope to praising the pope, the name it/claim it crowd, and any other pseudo Christian or cult which denounces evil.
James Thomas wrote: That is not a "social justice" issue. It's a "protecting your child from harm" issue.
James, in the UK, the vast majority of the population do not give two hoots about protecting children at school or the Christian viewpoint. So now what are you going to do? Become a politician to try to change the laws on this? Forget it. You will not be voted in, and you will not get your political party to put forward the motion. Please remember that the UK is secular not Christian. Even the churches are secular in the main, not a trace of Jesus Christ in any of them.
Regarding what you said about Facebook, it seems Facebook and women go together perfectly. Especially women with very little to do, who get bored and need some entertainment. I won't go further down that road, but leave it up to the imagination.
Regarding this particular woman, if she is a career woman, then as we said right at the start, she has shot herself in the foot. Her career is in tatters, her record will go against her regarding possible future appointments.
Regarding her distress, was she being instructed to teach things that were opposed to her Christian beliefs? Then she ought to resign amicably and go somewhere else. It is not up to her to set the curriculum, unless it is a private school, owned and managed by herself. She is an employee, and ought act as such. Teachers in the UK have a union, and she ought to have visited them first if she had a problem. My brother was a teacher, until discipline was removed from schools and made illegal. He said going to school became a miserable experience and he took early retirement.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Last I knew it‚Äôs good to be angry at sin
Brother, with sin all around, and even a remnant of it within ourselves, go ahead and be angry with sin. It will make you continually angry, but hey, who cares? Being angry changes nothing, unless you tell a Muslim the truth about Mohammad, and then your life in this world will change. Have you ever done that, bro? If not, why not? Oh, I know, you have more sense than to do something which is unprofitable. Common sense?
Why are you relying on women to preach the gospel? Are you a Joyce Meyer fan? What advice would you give to Joyce? Cease your prattling, woman, and obey the Lord? Get your doctrine straight and stop playing the Jezebel? Get off that platform and leave your TV shows? Could you get angry at those sorts of sins?
Brother, the NT says to put off the old man, mortify the flesh, cease from anger and wrath, be a man filled with the Spirit and you will bear fruit of love, joy, peace and so on.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: And your point is? Our sisters in Christ should not speak against wickedness? Chapter and verse please
Brother, you seem to imagine that in my world, I would not thank John Baptist for denouncing sin out in the world. In this you are severely mistaken, especially as you know full well that when I was John Baptist's age I also stood out like a sore thumb in town centres preaching the gospel to sinners and had plenty of threats to go with it.
So what was the point of bringing John Baptist to the table?
Watcher wrote: There is something to be said about fighting your battles behind the mask of online courage and anonymity. We all have a tremendous amount of courage online to be "the man", as it were, but most of us wouldn't say half the things we do if it were in person.
Being filled with the Spirit (as Ephesians 5:18 says we should) liberates people from the fear of man, so that they don't have to hide away in online situations, but are able to go confront sinners directly face to face. The reason so few do this, is because they are not being filled with the Spirit. If anyone wishes to remedy that situation, check out D.L. Moody - he preached that all the time.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Indeed, Brother John. Fishing is a relaxing outing that focuses one's mind on the Lord's creation...
Absolutely, Quiet Brother. Some of the most beautiful scenes in God's creation are beside rivers (even canals, especially in Holland), lakes, lochs, reservoirs, estuaries and the ocean itself. These sorts of places attract bird life and all sorts of wildlife, plus the bonus of clearer air so that you can breath healthily and see the heavens clearer.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Yup in the John UK and Watcher world John the Baptist should have kept his mouth shut. It landed him in jail and eventually cost him his life. It stopped a thriving ministry in the wilderness. That‚Äôs the Biblical model don‚Äôt say anything about evil practices because it might have negative consequences.
Brother US, can you think of any circumstances in the New Testament where a woman denounced sin by standing by a river and loudly preaching and baptising anyone who repented, and suffering the loss of her head for her trouble?
Good morning Adriel, and a happy Sunday to you also.
Thank you for your points, very helpful.
Yes, prophetic scripture can only come about, not because God looked into the future to see what was happening, but because he is the author of world history. And if that be true, no amount of flapping about will change one little thing, unless of course it was God's will to change certain things. But then, these things would also appear in the prophetic scriptures, and the scripture cannot be broken, once given. And so the book of Revelations is fixed, and those who try to change history are batting on a sticky wicket.
Chrisgp, you have written and posted thousands of words on this subject, and I am still none the wiser as to what you expect me to do about it.
I wonder, could you answer the question I asked CV a little while ago, which never got answered?
What am I doing that you think I ought not to be doing? And what am I not doing that you think I ought to be doing?
It seems a simple enough question.
Here's a deeper question. Do you believe that God wound up the world and started it ticking and then left it to see what would happen? Or do you believe he is fully involved in everything that happens in the world, even a sparrow falling to the ground?
If you believe the latter, what is all the anxiety about? Are you carrying burdens you ought not to be carrying? Jesus said, "take no thought for the morrow", but here you are, all anxious about the Bill Gates vaccine, and trying your best to get everyone else anxious as well.
It is not biblical for a Christian to be anxious. Check out Matthew 11:28-30 and apply it. Check out Peter saying, "Cast all your care on him, for he careth for you." Check out Jesus saying, "Fear not, little flock..."
Then read "Tortured for Christ" by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand.
There's often a big divide between professing Christians and Christians. Christians are Christians, but professing Christians may not be Christians at all, but nominal Christians, in name only. That is, they are not regenerate, so cannot be expected to understand either God or his ways.