Mike wrote: But comprehension is there nonetheless.
"Most sin is invisible to the sinner because it is simply how the sinner works, how the sinner perceives, wants, and interprets things. Once we see sin for what it really is - madness and evil intentions in our hearts, absence of any fear of God, slavery to various passions (Eccl. 9:3; Gen. 6:5; Ps. 36:1; Titus 3:3) - then it becomes easier to see how sin is the immediate and specific problem all counseling deals with at every moment, not a general and remote problem. The core insanity of the human heart is that we violate the first great commandment. We will love anything, except God, unless our madness is checked by grace.
People do not tend to see sin as applying to relatively unconscious problems, to the deep, interesting, and bedeviling stuff in our hearts. But God's descriptions of sin often highlight the unconscious aspect. Sin - the desires we pursue, the beliefs we hold, the habits we obey as second nature - is intrinsically deceitful. If we knew we were deceived, we would not be deceived. But we are deceived, unless awakened through God's truth and Spirit." (David Powlison)
Mike wrote: The sinner does indeed know what sin is. The Book says he loves darkness rather than light. Think about it. Why does he want to hide in darkness if he doesn't know sin from the back end of a bus?
Mike Todays SermonAudio quote from history on this day, by the news items is.....
""On July 6 In 1941, English Bible expositor Arthur W. Pink observed in a letter: 'It is those who walk the closest with God who are most conscious of their sins.'""
Also When you are "dead in sin" - You must first be quickened (by the Holy Spirit) to fully comprehend the power and true capacity on the mortal life of sin. And when children of wrath Satan blinds them to the truth of their sinful existence 2Cor 4:4.
Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)
Mike wrote: It is interesting to think that before the will is freed, man chooses sin because he wants to, but after it is freed, he chooses sin but doesn't like the results. Seems more like a matter of an enlightened conscience rather than of freed will.
Now Mike, stop trying to trick folks into following Jacob Arminius.
Quote; "before the will is freed, man chooses sin" eoq. - Before the will is freed the sinner wouldn't know sin from the back end of a bus! Thus the sinner in his natural estate can't make the decision to seek Christ, because of the bondage of the will.
"Rom 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God."
"‚ÄúNurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step father, a grandfather, or caring guardian,‚ÄĚ he said."
"Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie......"
This must mean that you have a "fool" for president!!!
One thing is for certain these abominable Liberals are blinded by Satan.
"Jana Jacobson told The Commercial Appeal officials at Bellevue Baptist Church told her she had a "deviant" lifestyle and her team would not be allowed to compete"
The church was absolutely correct.
After all GOD's comment on homosexuality is
Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Lev 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
"In another 1996 memo, Kagan weighed in on the debate over a measure passed by the Republican-led Congress the year before that would have banned a form of late-term abortion referred to by some as "partial-birth abortion.""
ANY form of abortion carried out by man is murder since it deprives the "life" of life itself. This late-term murder is, in one sense, even more culpable considering the development of the infant.
Whether medical professional, politician or bureaucrat - killing the unborn child as a decision to quote "protect the health" of the woman has been seen as not necessary. The child's life therefore should always be deemed to receive absolute care and maximum professional medical help to live.
Mammon can never spare a dime for charity unless it has a reward attached.
"1Cor 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing."
"the great culmination: 20,000 to 30,000 lesbians, gays and their families and friends descending on Disney World, everyone clad in red shirts to signify their presence"
Disney world always was an unreal and fake depiction of life, with cartoon characters instead of real people.
So the homosexuals as a depiction of "normal" life fits with this cartoon ideology.
"Ro 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; ....... 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie"