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When an amputee gets past the heartbreak of losing a limb, learns to use their prosthetic, and continues life with their families you're saying he's not healed? Healing doesn't always mean "Reset to original specifications"
At first I thought this was a sarcastic post, you know, "Pastor" Chuck Currie condemning someone for wanting to kill someone while his congregation chuckles knowing full well that the Chuckmeister loves nothing more than advising a young girl to slaughter her baby for nothing more than sheer convenience. I mean, seriously, everyone who cares to look at the facts knows that over 95% of abortions are because the precious life God gave them to protect is too much of an inconvenience. Then I realized you were serious in your hypocrisy. I feel such horror for your flock. Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
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I find myself correcting people "I'm not a homophobe, I'm not afraid of you or anything you represent. But then I'm not a homophile either."
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on The Myth of Hate at Stand to Reason Blog
It's rare to find a man with courage to openly and publicly make such a false assumption, it's kind of refreshing in this 'no fault' day and age. Cool. Our problem is that you do not disagree with my premise, your quotation of Micah 6:8 affirms that you agree with me; "and what does the Lord require of you but to DO justice". In the verse you provide 'do' translated from the Hebrew āśâ which means to do, to accomplish, to be busy with. This verse if about However your original statement disagrees with God's word. You said that people of faith are "called to CREATE (bara) just systems" which appears nowhere in the bible. In fact we are told God is Justice, Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You (Psalm 89:14 NASB) No where in the bible does God espouse the solutions you embrace, no where are we taught to confiscate someone else's property? No where, it's called theft which is covered by Exodus 20:15, and the cause is pretty much covered by Exodus 20:17. I agree that the super rich need to spread more around. People like George Soros and Warren Buffett need empty their pockets for the needy rather than fund politicians who insure that the working poor can no longer afford health insurance. But that's not our job, our job is to care for their victims. You obviously forgot that the richest man in the world became that way because of the love God had for him (1 Kings 3:10-13) But in this case maybe the Church should take the lead, lead by example rather than espousing marxism. I know way too many huge churches that if they liquidate their frivolous assets (monstrous buildings, millions of dollars of sound equipment, etc) and takes this money and puts it into jobs projects for the needy (2 Thessalonians 3:10) As for my stance on abortion, the Holy Spirit has led me to understand my job is to pray: pray for the poor confused girls who abort their babies and regret it for the rest of their lives and greatly increase their chances of breast cancer I pray for abortionists that they might change their minds and see that all human life is precious to God, and that the Holy Spirit convict them of their sin And I also pray for the politician and the close minded liberals who spread the lie that abortion is not murder, and I pray that they repent and try to stop the genocide that they have caused before God burns them.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2014 on The Richest Cut Giving at Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie
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Where are we called to create a just system? Deuteronomy 32:4 tells us that GOD is justice, not us: The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He. Who are we to determine what is just and injust? James 1:27 tells us what is expected of us, we're expected to take care of those less fortunate than us, not to spend our time whining about what rich people do with their money. For the rich we are to treat like everyone else - love them and preach Jesus to them and let the Holy Spirit convince them of what they need to do with their money.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on The Richest Cut Giving at Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie
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You had to know that was going to happen, tired old atheist fallacies dragged out to support modern atheist 'sensibilities'. I noticed that when John Moore mentioned Galileo he didn't mention that the arguments used against him and his theory of heliocentricism was penned by the all time leading advocate of geocentricism: Aristotle. Nor did Mr. Moore mention that Galileo's main objectors was not the church but his peers. (A situation which has never changed, look at the peer driven ridicule directed at any modern scientist who fails to yield to the party line when it comes to Global Warming... Cooling... Climate Change... what ever the current faddish name is) If history were taught properly in today's schools, Mr. Moore's objections would never have been formulated in the mind of any student. Mr. Moore would have been better not to mention algebra at all, just because an obscure ottoman invented the root of the word algebra (Al Jabr, and we still don't know exactly what it actually means) that doesn't mean said obscure ottoman invented that branch of mathematics. Algebra was merely more advanced arithmetic until the end of the 16th century with the work of François Viète who was definitely not an arab. I'm not sure why Mr. Moore included the Roman empire in his arguments at all, Rome didn't become a world power due to their math skills. What kind of person could do MDCCCLVII + XXMMLVIII = XXMMMCMXV in their heads let alone on a wooden plank covered with bees wax? (yes, that's what they wrote on) Rome's two main strong points were Basic Engineering (very basic, they couldn't even survey a curve in a road) and Negotiation (which consisted of a hob nailed sandal on the chest, a sword point at the throat, and a cheery "Wanna negotiate?") And while many atheists such as Gibbon claim that Rome was a society based on religious tolerance, there's really no evidence to back that up, while evidence to back the opposite reality of intolerance abounds. Modern atheists have a big problem realizing that the concept of devout believers is not a new thing that started with Christianity. Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Persians didn't look at their pantheons of gods with a smirk, nor did they giggle at the myths. These were real and living Gods to them, Gods who would strike them dead with a single blow for j-walking should any god desire. Entire populations worshiped Jupiter and Zeus with a fervor that makes the Billy Graham crusades look like an agnostic lunch break. It wasn't until the Roman Catholic church relaxed its grip on western society that science began to flourish, unfortunately for Mr. Moore's beloved eastern world, that same relaxation and freedom has yet to be experienced. Once unleased Science was never the sole purview of the atheist: Tycho Brahe, John Napier, Francis Bacon, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Laurentius Gothus, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, John Wallis, Isaac Newton, Alessandro Volta, John Dalton, Michael Faraday, Heinrich Hertz, Louis Pasteur, Guglielmo Marconi, George Washington Carver, Victor Francis Hess, Wernher von Braun, and many many many more professing Christians were/are highly active in the fields of science, medicine, and mathematics. Oh, and Mr. Moore - that Big Bang theory you like? It came to us not from Edwin Hubble, but from Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaîtr a Catholic Priest.
I would post the correction Religion is knowing why what you are doing is right
Patricia! The ground was hard, it was hard to pull the plow? The yoke was heavy and the burden was nearly unbearable? Ever consider that this vision didn't come from Jesus? I have: 28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) Oxen aren't called to the cross, His sheep are.
Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37) The term "magic carpenter" simply indicates that this person is not of the truth and in fact wasted 40 years of his/her life. sad.
"The biography of Jesus is actually constructed, tip to stern, on prior stories, but especially on the biography of a Roman Caesar" Seriously? By 33AD the Roman empire was still on it's second emperor, Tiberius, and neither Tiberius nor Augustus was a possible model for a penniless prophet in Palestine and with only about 60 years of Emperors there's not much basis for inventing a story. Better yet, in 33 AD the title Caesar was still 35 years in the future, if the story of Jesus was based on prior stories of Caesar's and there were no Caesars until 68 AD then this "scholarly" theory now involves time travel. Caesar became a title in 68 AD, not for the Roman Emperor, but for his chosen successor to the throne. The average person may not know this but for a scholar the likes of Joseph Atwill this is Roman History 101 and a slip like this is unforgivable. This 'counterfeit Jesus' story has been being pushed for years, it's last incarnation being the di Vinci Code which jumped the shark with Angels and Demons. So the other side is trying the 'scholarly' approach now? You'd figure that when Satan wants to spread a lie he wouldn't do it so stupidly.
I watched until the zombies come out, then my mental and spiritual filters kicked in and I Judged this video Not Worthy of my attention. Did anyone notice if God or Jesus was ever mentioned?
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2012 on Grinch's Thriller?? at The Museum of Idolatry
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