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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.
  13. There's nothing stopping someone from slandering or perjuring anymore. And if such laws are enforced the Left wins by stretching the application of such laws to promote limitations on free speech. What this comes down to is Nadler saying what the Left wants to believe no matter what. If someone wants to combat free speech just take freedom of speech out to an extreme. Once freedom of speech is limited the Left wins.
  14. The Sri Lanka death toll is now over 200 and involves multiple churches. A far worse terrorist attack than the one in New Zealand! Yet this is a terrorist attack against Christians. Question: Where is the unceasing, wall-to-wall coverage that we got on the New Zealand attacks? Answer: MSM covered New Zealand so intently because they wanted to use it as an excuse to ban Americans guns!!! The news media is not about news. It’s about Socialist propaganda!!!!
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  16. From John Calvin’s Geneva Liturgy of 1543: Lord God, eternal and almighty Father: We acknowledge before your holy majesty that we are poor sinners, conceived and born in guilt and in corruption, prone to do evil, unable of our own power to do good. Because of our sin, we endlessly violate your holy commandments. But, O Lord, with heartfelt sorrow we repent and turn away from all our offenses. We condemn ourselves and our evil ways, with true sorrow asking that your grace will relieve our distress. Have compassion on us, most gracious God, Father of mercies, for the sake of your son Jesus Christ our Lord. And in removing our guilt, also grant us daily increase of the grace of your Holy Spirit, and produce in us the fruits of holiness and of righteousness pleasing in your sight: Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. From John Knox’s Liturgy of 1560: Almighty God, we are unworthy to come into your presence, because of our many sins. We do not deserve any grace or mercy from you, if you dealt with us as we deserve. We have sinned against you, O Lord, and we have offended you. And yet, O Lord, as we acknowledge our sins and offenses, so also do we acknowledge you to be a merciful God, a loving and favorable Father, to all who turn to you. And so we humbly ask you, for the sake of Christ your son, to show mercy to us, and forgive us all our offenses. Forgive the sins of our youth, and the sins of our old age. By your Spirit, O God, take possession of our hearts, so that, not only the actions of our life, but also the words of our mouths, and the smallest thought of our minds, may be guided and governed by you. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever. Amen. From the 1585 Reformed Liturgy of the Palatinate: I, a poor sinner, acknowledge before you, my God and Creator, that I have terribly and in many ways sinned against you, not only outwardly, but much more with inward blindness, unbelief, doubts, despondency, impatience, pride, covetousness, envy, hatred, malice, and other sinful affections, as you, my Lord and God, know well, and I cannot deeply enough deplore. But I repent of these things, and am sorry for them, and heartily ask you for mercy, for the sake of your beloved Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
  17. Why does placing wickedness, sin, and death on Jesus Christ to the point of killing Him dead bring you hope? 🤗 1 Corinthians 15: 12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
  18. These questions are entertaining. Were Nero or Hitler Elect? Did America have the right to attack Germany? I can't know, I can only go by "Today" and Kim Jung demonstrates no fruit. I can only examine the evidence of today and not evidences which may or may not present themselves tomorrow. Today we should pray for Kim's regeneration. Even if Kim was Elect that doesn't excuse him from earthly consequences as stated above.
  19. I think when someone is the number one persecutor of Christians worldwide it is a pretty good indicator. There's a difference between Saul and Kim Jung. Saul didn't consider himself God but in service to God by persecuting blasphemous Christians. I think, Jesus, while on the cross said "forgive them for they know what they do" made intercession for people like Saul/Paul which thought they were doing God a religious duty or like those Centurions for country. Here's the difference, Kim identifies himself as"God". Every persecution and murder committed against Christians in North Korea is in service to a false God Kim Jung. Now I am not saying that Kim Jung is not savable but I'm saying that given his "fruit" it really really doesn't look good for Kim. I agree, although, I'd just like to point out that sinners occupy hell and not sin itself.
  20. I disagree and think it unnecessary to list a scriptural verse list of those God abhors or hates. I do recognize a lot of people hold your view though I don't. Because God loves the Elect while they were at enmity against God etc doesn't necessarily mean God loves every wicked sinner on the planet without exception.
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