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  1. The problem is that even saying the phrase "all lives matter" is considered to be racist. Just recently one girl in a Texas University was suspended from a student government club for saying that phrase on her private facebook page. How can that be legal? Where is the actual freedom of speech? If the same student said "black lives matter" on her personal facebook page, nothing would have happened to her.
  2. If I remember correctly, there is stories dealing with a great flood in all kinds of religions and cultures, ancient and present. I also believe that what was written by the bible is truth regarding those events, but the other flood stories could be distorted through ages of oral traditions passed down one generation to another. I just don't think its some wild coincidence that a similar story of the great flood reappears often throughout history.
  3. I believe there needs to be a larger Christian presence in prisons. I don't want to sound like an islamophobe, but prisons is the place where most people are converted to islam. I'm so terrified of not being politically correct, I guess, so it is hard to put this thought into the proper words. I just believe that there is one path to God, and it is through Jesus, so the thought of a pipeline from prison to a false teaching is scary.
  4. I believe you are absolutely correct on these things, particularly about some of the Hebrews wanting to return to Egypt. I know that for me personally, I would feel it would be a huge test of my faith. Would I be willing to live in Iraq as a Christian? I sort of equate that with the thought of those who would save their lives would lose it, and those who would lose their lives would be saved. I know I am a comfortable coward, and I have ways I'd like to think I would behave in certain situations, but would probably fall short. I just meant to say that I am in awe of such faith found in surprising places. I honestly didn't mean to minimize those who run the long journey, and finish the course.
  5. I think in all of the atrocities being committed by ISIS, this was probably the last outcome predicted. If my religion was that evil and murderous, I'd reassess my own beliefs, too. And if a person is willing to live as a Christian near ISIS occupied territory, that's pretty much the pinnacle of faith, isn't it?
  6. The astronomical crime increases in places like Chicago is directly tied to the 'Ferguson effect' which is directly tied to the Black Lives Matter movement. Police no longer are willing to get out of their cars and do proactive police work. The only change the movement is bringing is more crime in those same neighborhoods. And yet it's members believe they are doing good work. Seeing, they do not see, hearing, they do not hear.
  7. Hilary is as crooked as a dog's hind leg. Donald Trump's honesty is what finds him in the hot seat. Hilary will never have that problem.
  8. I have been taking notice of my own short comings of wanting to have nice things, and I try hard to get myself out of that rut. Its hard to not want a big beautiful house, or nice car. Usually reading the bible helps take my head out of the clouds (probably a bad metaphor) and helps me to put what is worthwhile into focus. I just wish my heart wouldn't veer towards such things.
  9. I think a lot of nostalgia value will be lost if it isn't included, and there will be many complaints! I probably won't be seeing the movie in the theater either way, unless I take my babies to see it. They are too young to recognize it or the lack of it!
  10. I believe it is simply too difficult for some people to totally absorb how this level of corruption can go unchecked in our government. She's not gonna be prosecuted. There was never hope for her to be prosecuted. The place to voice your disgust with this is the voting booth in November, provided there is some saving grace to stop her corruption there.
  11. I fear that these types of situations are gonna break out all over the United States. It feels like society is at some tipping point. I think all of Baton Rouge needs our prayers. I cannot imagine what types of life events a person would have to live through to harbor so much anger toward police, everyone needs prayers on all sides of this.
  12. I believe it is a pretty big mistake to assume the decay of carbon doesn't accelerate or decelerate throughout the process, and this to me is the inherent flaw in radiocarbon dating. But this is also sort of implying I know a whole lot about it, which I don't.
  13. If I lived in the United Kingdom, I would have voted to exit the European Union. I have seen people being shamed for how they have voted, and people being shamed for wanting to keep the refugees to a minimum. The situation is so volatile and all of Europe will be turned over to Sharia Law in the next couple generations. Why is it so politically incorrect to not want this?
  14. Count me in. My only question is: Where do I sign up?
  15. I do believe that Black Lives Matter is a hate group. I think the biggest shame is that such hate and vitriol is being spewed from a group who's name gives such humble and hopeful vibes.
  16. The whole theory of evolution is based on one bone that wasn't able to be identified. I believe it is all hogwash, but I am a christian, and therefore extremely biased.
  17. I believe that a person can be possessed. I know the bible describes a couple different occasions of possession. I honestly have no idea if a christian can be possessed, I don't remember any situations such as that described in scripture. I know that a person cannot serve two masters, so I'm leaning towards no. I think sin comes in all shapes and sizes and we should flee from it at every possible opportunity. Possession is a fascinating subject, though.
  18. I don't know statistics on Christianity, and I can't guess on how many Christians regularly read the bible. But I think all Christians should regularly read the bible and try to draw closer to God, his word, and his Son. The bible says Faith comes through hearing, and we all know how important the aspect of faith is to Christians.
  19. Those who stand up for God are being labeled 'hate groups,' racists, and homophobes. Its my opinion that this sort of mild persecution will only increase in the coming months and years. So those people who still do what they believe is right, in spite of the world's reaction, are true heroes.
  20. I would join in fellowship with anyone who is willing to give up the pleasures of the world for Christ. Everybody is human, and has urges to go another path. His yoke is easy and his burden is light, and the treasures of heaven is worth the things that are given up here on earth. We should all uplift and edify one another, and not let ourselves be deceived about what the bible says. There are certain ways of the flesh that God tells us we must leave behind to live a Christian life.
  21. I think that many people are born with urges and desires that may be completely natural but are still in conflict with God's commandments. I don't know if it matters if its nature or nurture. Homosexuality seems to be the one people get hung up on. I read one time that there was a woman who was playing with her very young nephew had accidently fallen asleep. She woke up and looked around herself and there were knives from her kitchen were all laying around her, pointed at her. Obviously the woman was startled. It was her nephew who had arranged the knives in that manner. That little boy's name was Ted Bundy. Does such an inclination, natural or not, make it okay to explore? I know many in our society would point out the obvious difference between homosexuality and murder, but to the people who the believe the bible, they are both prohibited.
  22. All these things written and talked about and seemingly agreed upon as scripture, do not point to it being prohibited to marry a nonbeliever. The only circumstance when it is a sin to marry a nonbeliever is identified, and it specific to widows. God's commandments about marriage are clear. His commandments about remarriage are clear. None of this is left to confusion. And if you want to speak to context, I think that Christianity would have not have been able to spread very well in regions that it was beginning if this were required, that is for a believer to marry a believer. Also: Those who try to enter the sheepfold by any other means than the gate, is the same as a thief and a robber. The bible explicitly says this. And God is specific about how he wants to be worshipped. Look what happened to Aaron's sons made a 'strange fire' to God. (Leviticus 10:1). It wasn't okay just because their intent was okay. It was not what God wanted. Marrying across denominations is the same as marrying a nonbeliever. Both of which, the bible doesn't prohibit.
  23. 1 Corinthians 7:14 "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean: but now they are holy." I do think this is clear. Also: there is no more clean and unclean. Paul's preferences were everyone to be as he was: unmarried. But he realized this would not be how most people chose to live. Nowhere in the new testament, does it say that marrying an unbeliever is prohibited. I believe it does specify that the person must be a believer if the person is being remarried. That specification mentioned in the context of remarriage also makes it clear there is not a prohibition of it in marriage. I am sorry I was wrong: It was 1 Corinthians 7:39 specifying that a widow must remarry in the lord. This is showing the difference for a different circumstance.
  24. The bible says that it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the gates of heaven. But with God, all things are possible.
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