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Posted on 05/19/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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I think I will send a benjie to Romney just for kicks. He probably does not need it, but what the hell, might change 1/2 a mind or more.
That just about everyone here opposes Obozo should go without saying. Everyone SHOULD oppose Obozo. What is at issue here is supporting or opposing Romney. Everyone SHOULD also oppose Romney. Some need convincing. It is not that complex a question.
All of those who can multitask; please raise your hand:
Don't mess around and change the 6th letter in your screen name to a "Z"!
Your response: 1 John 5:16-17 (RSV): "If any one sees his brother committing what is not a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is a sin which is not mortal."
You have demonstrated that many either cherry-pick a verse out of context (and the preceding/following passages add a little more to your selection) or misunderstand because they do not grasp the situation or the audience of the epistle. Knowing who was being talked to and why, adds a clarity to the passages and the message. For instance, if you add a few following passages: 18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. 19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.
It becomes clear that John understands that a saved person's sinful acts are no longer seen as sin by God and do not require the death penalty. The only mortal sin is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. If you're not saved and you do this, you cannot be saved. If you are saved, the question is whether or not you could even do such a thing. I doubt it, but if it were to occur, it would be the one case where I believe a person could be "unsaved". Since I'm not a scriptual/theological scholar, I had to do a short search to help explain the target/reason for the letter by John: This letter was directed against Gnostic teachings, which were rampant at the time of the early Christian church. Gnosticism denied that Jesus was incarnate and as a direct consequence, promoted immorality. This reference to the 'sin that does not lead to death' may be directed to those persons who were unrepentant of their immoral conduct, unaware that it would lead to spiritual death.
Paul was at pains to inform early Christians that our salvation was no excuse to continue in sin. Seems like John was also having to do battle against a culture that promoted sexual immorality and loose living.
IOW, there were folks living under the Grace of salvation, but who still continued to live as sinfully as they had lived. John knew they were saved, but also knew that they were damaging themselves by their activities. Similar to when Paul told folks that their bodies were their temples - the preceding passages to that deal with sexual immorality/impurity which was an on-going thing in the day. Remember, the Romans were noted for their orgies.
If you believ that you have, in fact, disproved something I said, so be it. I would encourage you to become more familiar with the complexities of early Christianity and making the Word understood. It is also useful to understand the dichotomy of the New Covenant - the Bible starts it before Jesus is born and while He walks the earth. Many take His words as pure New Covenant because they forget that the Law of the Old Covenant was still in effect while He lived and He was bound to follow it (which He and only He ever did) to remain sinless. Just picking a verse or two, without the preceding/following verses is like taking a few sentences from the middle of a recipe and telling someone they can make a cake with it. Knowing the conditions and the audience also sheds light - plus, many Bibles give a preface to a chapter which tells you who is saying what to whom and for what purpose...
I will rephrase: Obama claims to be a Christian and Romney is a Mormon. One seems to be pure evil and the other a run-of-the-mill sinner. Religion aside, I will make the distinction between pure evil and sinfulness. In this particular case, religion of the contestants is in fact a distraction.
He's not my heathen imbecile - he's the only option that isn't Obama. I make a distinction between pure evil and sinfulness. Don't have to be a Catholic expert to be a Christian and to have some sense of what's going on in the world or how it will all end. Being a Catholic doesn't make one infallible or the final word - even Popes get distracted with worldly things and go off on tangents about taking care of mother earth. Why would that happen? If you believe the Bible, we cannot destroy the earth because God has already spoken about how it will end.
While you're at it, what is mortal sin? I'd like to hear your slant on it.
“80% of fertilized eggs/embryos fail to implant naturally (without the mother ever knowing) What exactly is the point of God killing so many persons that way?”
People also die naturally every day. Does that mean we can start killing people?
Got it, thanks.
Influencing people through fear and intimidation, yeah, this site is a bit changed over the past 14 years. I cannot think of a more effective way to get people to open their wallets for FR. You?
You think it's about MONEY???
So, yeah, what I was referring to was...---->money<----.
But you can read into that any way your heart desires. See ya, got to get to work.
None has even the slightest chance of getting nominated. You might as well hope for Jack Kennedy.
DUMP ROMNEY and replace him with a stellar Dark Horse.
IF Romney is probably going to lose to Obama, THEN it is incumbent upon the RNC to intervene and declare an OPEN Convention, regardless of the Primary delegates that Romney has.
Continued accumulation of Primary delegates in the remaining State Primaries is the key to improving Pauls chances of forcing the GOP-E to hold an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
Paul will then have completed his main task in this Primary: giving the delegates the freedom to DUMP ROMNEY!
My goal is to defeat the insanity of Keyensian Economics in both of our very sorry political parties THIS YEAR!
This can be accomplished by the Delegates choosing a stellar Dark Horse Nominee, such as R-Rep. Allen West of Florida, to slaughter Obama in a November Landslide.
It is not enough to beat Obama, he must be smashed in a huge landslide to repudiate his Marxist ideas for America!
Romney is not Warrior enough to do so.
The key is to FORCE the GOP-E to allow for an OPEN Convention in Tampa. Without an OPEN Convention the SOS of INSANE Federal Over-Spending will keep America on the same crowded track with Greece, and Kalifornia.
There are over 15, 000, 000, 000, 000 reasons why spending more money this year than was taken in during the previous year is an INSANE path to financial destruction.
Neither Obama or Romney have presented a plan to spend our Federal dollars in a non-insane manner.
For example, the GOP Elite have stood in line to endorse Romney, to endorse The Ryan Budget, and to compromise-away every opportunity to reduce Federal Spending.
I included the Ryan Budget, because Rep. Paul Ryan himself says that his Budget will balance in 30 YEARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BTW, I added those exclamation points, because both you and I know that Ryans budget will NEVER balance, and thus will never be a fact. The exclamation points are just for volume emphasis.
The main point of my post is as follows: In order to DUMP ROMNEY there must be an OPEN, or Bartered Convention.
Ron Paul, Santorum and Newt are our best hopes to achieve an OPEN Convention because they have the most Delegates to force the Romney Delegates to approve of an OPEN Convention.
Since RP is the only active Candidate left standing, he has the best chance of forcing the RNC to have an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
With an OPEN Convention, NONE of the Primary Candidates stand a chance of becoming the Nominee, except Romney.
That possibility must be countered by a stellar Dark Horse, that is someone that has not run in this years Primary Campaign.
Otherwise Romney will follow the same stupid path as McCain and lose to Obama much to the surprise of the GOP-E.
Ron Paul, Santorum and Newt were rejected by Primary voters, and would be re-soundly rejected by the voters in the National Election. Thus, their main value is to force an OPEN Convention.
The Convention Delegates then would have a chance to choose a Nominee who could easily defeat Obama.
I had earlier supported R-Sc Sen. Jim DeMint, but he will not leave the Senate. Now I support R-Fla. Rep. Allen West. Rep. Allen West is a retired US Army Colonel, straight-talking Conservative, AND is the only non-welcome member of the Congressional Black Caucus, (the Libs hate him).
There are many other Republican non-RINO Dark Horses who would make excellent Dark Horse Nominees.
The DUMP ROMNEY Campaign requires an OPEN or Bartered Convention in Tampa.
Make your voice and vote count towards an OPEN Convention in Tampa, Florida!
BTW, Nominee Allen West WOULD be Floridas favorite son in November - - - .