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William

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  1. Why do you give him the benefit of the doubt? Just touching upon a subject that I think Babylon Bee is hinting at. Not saying that you shouldn't be or should be, no pun intended regardless of how'll you'll be. My point being is that some receive our criticism without reservation and others we defend. I'm only asking why are you defending [everything] of Trump? I don't suspect you're defending Trump no matter what as if Trump is our example or Ideal person but some actually do.
  2. Guys... if you think Christians aren’t allowed to watch Game of Thrones uncensored... maybe you should re-read Ephesians 5!!! I mean come on... it’s right there in, not the KJV or the ESV, but the GOT version....
  3. Yup, that's too about the track record of certain end times camps. They could be wrong 86,398 seconds each day but given two seconds they're correct they're number 1 on the New York's best seller list.
  4. Christians are evil perpetrators while Muslims are innocent victims. This fake narrative explains the Left’s disparate response to the Sri Lanka and New Zealand terrorist attacks.
  5. Nice application of 1 Thessalonians 5:21. One of the things that I struggle with as a site owner, and not just me but staff is how much do we allow our web platform to be used in order to promote false information etc. There's nothing worse than seeing someone teetering on false information and truth only to observe mis-informers trying to convince someone of what is false. So many things at that point run through my head, should we try to convince the person? If they are convinced because of popular or majority opinion is that a good reason? And what about reason? Is reason in or of itself a good swayer? If so what if when another reason is deemed more better tomorrow for the teeter totter? So many people abuse the name of Christ in order to serve error. 1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. God bless, William
  6. Food and drink tastes much differently to me at the moment. Been 26 days now since I ceased nicotine and everything tastes different. I can understand why so many people gain weight after quitting because food and drink tastes so much better.
  7. Lemme get this straight, a past President [Obama] suppressed, oppressed, or basically kicked the teeth in of kid Christianity for 8 years and during which time a voter base which leans to a party of depravity is some kinda surprise when rising up? In my opinion the left will punch a person in the face then scream assault as the victim. They attempt to convict people of wrong doing for determining the religious affiliation of children [indoctrination] at an early age as if bringing up a child in the precepts of the Lord is a bad thing. Stupid people in the name of Christianity say hey I should leave my child's religious affiliation up to them at a latter date. In the meantime the Left indoctrinates the children in the public school system. If we don't teach our children someone else will.
  8. Ezekiel 40:2 states what follows are in a vision. Of course right then that should tell us that there's gonna be various camps which either interpret the vision symbolically or literalistically. I recommend D.A. Carson and R.T. France "New Bible Commentary" and/or a Reformation Study Bible: The Reformation Study Bible (ESV) WWW.LIGONIER.ORG The Reformation Study Bible is carefully crafted to offer an unparalleled reading, study, and discipleship experience for every age and stage of the... God bless, William
  9. Body count as of last night surpassed 311. Though the world is more worried about Muslims at the moment: BBC Frets Over “Nervous and Afraid” Muslims Following Islamic Terror Attacks in Sri Lanka SUMMIT.NEWS Is anyone concerned about Christians? Media Worries About ‘Right Wing Anger’ & “Violence Against Muslims” Following Islamic Terror Attack in Sri Lanka WWW.ABCBUSINESSNEWS.COM Following the slaughter of nearly 300 people, many of them Christians, by Islamic terrorists in Sri Lanka, the mainstream media is worried about...
  10. In response I wouldn't rule out militia groups heading to the border. From time to time tyranny needs to be checked.
  11. Obama, Hillary Ripped For Refusing To Say 'Christians' After Sri Lankan Slaughter, Both Use Same Bizarre Term | Daily Wire WWW.DAILYWIRE.COM Former President Barack Obama and twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were ripped for their failure to use the word "Christian" in...
  12. There's one definition I heard by a deceased televangelist Gene Scott which I remember. He said, "faith is an action based on belief sustained by confidence". Of course that definition can be used to demonstrate faith in any object including an undesirable object while emphasizing a personal act in or of ourselves. We in or of ourselves as an object of faith are powerless to save and such definition wrongly credits ourselves for salvation by our own works. Therefore, I think a better definition "faith is the instrument which we lay hold of the alien righteousness of Jesus Christ". As to where from faith originates: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 2 Peter 1:1 Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: Hebrews 12:2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Lastly, another definition that came to mind is from Hebrews 11:1 where many people turn to in order to wrongly define faith by rejecting context. John Calvin: Now faith, etc. Whoever made this the beginning of the eleventh chapter, has unwisely disjointed the context; for the object of the Apostle was to prove what he had already said ­that there is need of patience. (200) He had quoted the testimony of Habakkuk, who says that the just lives by faith; he now shows what remained to be proved — that faith can be no more separated from patience than from itself. The order then of what he says is this, — “We shall not reach the goal of salvation except we have patience, for the Prophet declares that the just lives by faith; but faith directs us to things afar off which we do not as yet enjoy; it then necessarily includes patience.” Therefore the minor proposition in the argument is this, Faith is the substance of things hoped for, etc. It is hence also evident, that greatly mistaken are they who think that an exact definition of faith is given here; for the Apostle does not speak here of the whole of what faith is, but selects that part of it which was suitable to his purpose, even that it has patience ever connected with it. (201) Let us now consider the words. He calls faith the hypostasis, the substance of things hoped for. We indeed know that what we hope for is not what we have as it were in hand, but what is as yet hid from us, or at least the enjoyment of which is delayed to another time. The Apostle now teaches us the same thing with what we find in Rom_8:24; where it is said that what is hoped for is not seen, and hence the inference is drawn, that it is to be waited for in patience. So the Apostle here reminds us, that faith regards not present things, but such as are waited for. Nor is this kind of contradiction without its force and beauty: Faith, he says, is the hypostasis, the prop, or the foundation on which we plant our foot, — the prop of what? Of things absent, which are so far from being really possessed by us, that they are far beyond the reach of our understanding. The same view is to be taken of the second clause, when he calls faith the evidence or demonstration of things not seen; for demonstration makes things to appear or to be seen; and it is commonly applied to what is subject to our senses. (202) Then these two things, though apparently inconsistent, do yet perfectly harmonize when we speak of faith; for the Spirit of God shows to us hidden things, the knowledge of which cannot reach our senses: Promised to us is eternal life, but it is promised to the dead; we are assured of a happy resurrection, but we are as yet involved in corruption; we are pronounced just, as yet sin dwells in us; we hear that we are happy, but we are as yet in the midst of many miseries; an abundance of all good things is promised to us, but still we often hunger and thirst; God proclaims that he will come quickly, but he seems deaf when we cry to him. What would become of us were we not supported by hope, and did not our minds emerge out of the midst of darkness above the world through the light of God’s word and of his Spirit? Faith, then, is rightly said to be the subsistence or substance of things which are as yet the objects of hope and the evidence of things not seen. Augustine sometimes renders evidence “conviction,” which I do not disapprove, for it faithfully expresses the Apostle’s meaning: but I prefer “demonstration,” as it is more literal.
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