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  1. But the OP is about 'a' Christian Forum not this Christian Forum; it was meant to be generic and not specific which is why I purposely worded it that way. I was simply responding to your statements which were about my statements which was a response to Becky's particular question. I will answer your questions but then prefer to get back to the OP. I have no idea where you get such an idea unless it is your opinion that I am outside "the Body" and if that is truly your opinion I should have been gone a long time ago as a masquerader in Christianity I believe we should refrain from ridiculing other denominations simply because their beliefs don't exactly coincide with our own (note: the current or ongoing attack on Arminian beliefs). We certainly won't win many to Messiah if we spend much of our time feuding with each other. And don't get me wrong, I don't even know or care what Arminians believe; I believe that God gave man the ability to freely chose or reject His plan of salvation and I see that freedom to chose Him throughout the Bible. I follow no man's theology except for that Man from Galilee.....to the best of my ability. Now, I am sure you will reply to this but I won't go any farther. I will try to stick to the OP though I have to admit the number of people responding is disappointing but it is still early in the game so to speak.
  2. No idea what this has to do with my answer to Becky's particular question. And I also have no idea what this has to do with the OP. BTW, if we always look at scripture by who it is addressed to as if it has no application to the Church as a whole, past or present, then we may as well discard most of the NT since it is a primarily a collection of letters addressed to churches and individuals. And if we are really and truly "of one body, one faith, and one spirit etc here on this board" then maybe we should conduct ourselves in such a way as to represent that claim.
  3. And Lincoln once more: I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.[2] 1st Inaugural Address In some ways Lincoln's appeal to the South reminds me of Paul's appeal to the Corinthian Church: 1Co 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 1Co 1:11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 1Co 1:12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 1Co 1:13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 1Co 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 1Co 1:15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. 1Co 1:16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 1Co 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. ESV
  4. Lincoln said it best (as he usually did): Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh." If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." 2nd Inaugural Address
  5. Not attempting to be Socratic, just looking for what people think a Christian Forum is for.
  6. Brace yourself for it.....we finally have "Lunch Equality" However, some parents support the district’s decision, saying it promotes lunch equality and healthier eating habits. “I’m not sure the reason, but applaud the school board for what seems to be a healthy change for the students,” one person wrote. “Oddly I support this. I would hope they are doing this for the right reasons though. That being it’s simply not right for kids who do not ever get these things to watch the other classmates eat it in front of them. Some parents can’t afford to bring child fast food,” someone else commented. “So what about all of the other kids that are going to be complaining that your kid got a happy meal and they didn’t? What about the kids who parents can’t afford to bring their children lunch or something like that? Are you really gonna let your kid eat their happy meal in front of all these other kids? They’re avoiding those issues all together with this policy,” another supporter wrote. Missouri parents outraged after school district bans fast food WWW.FOXNEWS.COM At the end of the day, we want to be able to decide on our own.
  7. Newt Gingrich: Democrats have no idea what demons they are unleashing A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America. In normal times, the declarations of a fringe party and ideology in America would not merit much attention. However, these are not normal times. A new Gallup poll shows that 57 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of socialism – while only 47 percent view capitalism positively. …... So the Vox article (or manifesto) is worth taking seriously. Reading it, I was struck by how remarkably honest it was. The writer, Meagan Day, a member of the East Bay Chapter of DSA, explicitly debunks the apologists in the mainstream media trying to paper over the group’s radicalism. Day quotes several prominent news “analysts” who argue that Democratic Socialism is just New Deal liberalism rebranded. She then dumps a bucket of cold water on them, writing that “in the long run, Democratic Socialists want to end capitalism.” More from the Democrats latest love fest here: Newt Gingrich: Democrats have no idea what demons they are unleashing WWW.FOXNEWS.COM A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America. Read more
  8. Anyone may reply. Please don't be overly verbose......
  9. The Canons of Dort, or Canons of Dordrecht, formally titled The Decision of the Synod of Dort on the Five Main Points of Doctrine in Dispute in the Netherlands, is the judgment of the National Synod held in the Dutch city of Dordrecht in 1618–19. At the time, Dordrecht was often referred to in English as Dort or Dordt. Wiki
  10. Hey, I got one of them hanging on my bathroom wall......something about 'tax advantages'......
  11. It is funny you responded to this BT. MS just released a 'critical update' last Friday and my computer went bonkers again. I got the blue screen of death for almost anything I did. And each screen seemed to have a different error code. It said windows detected an error and was going to reboot the system. Sat, Sun, and most of Mon I spent trying to diagnose what was going wrong. I tracked down the error codes and how to correct them and got some software and finally yesterday it seemed to stabilize.....I have not had the blue screen of death for almost 2 days so I think it is mostly fixed. On Sat & Sun it was so bad it would not even let me do a restore and reload windows. It still seems a little slow but any more error codes and I will track those down for solutions also. I am with you......I HATE MICROSOFT.
  12. Well Andy, you can expect that comment to come back and haunt you over and over again......starting in 2020...….
  13. They might but the dollar is still the worldwide currency of choice and tends to trade at a premium compared to other currencies...….
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