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  • America was Conned - Take Action

    11/05/2008 8:11:06 PM PST · 72 of 76
    lifelongsoldier to JustaDumbBlonde

    Now you know the flaw in our system. By virtue of his popularity with the unlettered masses, he is the POTUS designate, and as such does not have to undergo a background check. Nor does someone like Patrick Leahy who thought information heard at meeting of the Senate Intelligence committee made good cocktail party entertainment proving to his friends just how important he was. People died in that case, and many will in this one. The framers of the Constitution did not think a security clearance was necessary, and in their day it wasn’t, because they were men of honor. Some how, if we survive, we need to make a clearance a requirement for seeking public office. Obama would have been eliminated immediately based on his questionable associations.

  • Now That Obama is Fraudulently Selected Does This Mean...

    11/05/2008 10:49:25 AM PST · 72 of 77
    lifelongsoldier to The_Reader_David; little jeremiah

    Have you two been reading my notebooks? Keep the basic Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and all Amendments except 12, 16, 17, 23, and 26. Have preached that idea since the early 90’s.

  • Now That Obama is Fraudulently Selected Does This Mean...

    11/05/2008 10:01:22 AM PST · 71 of 77
    lifelongsoldier to Mikey

    After looking at the colored map and noting that the South, except for those areas of “New York: Southern Districts” between DC and South Carolina and south of Georgia, kept the faith and voted for conservatism, it seems to me that we need to start breaking out the Confederate money once more.

  • Just Remember America

    11/05/2008 5:14:38 AM PST · 9 of 9
    lifelongsoldier to Terry Mross

    If they do, will the Republic of Texas accept immigrants?

  • FReeper Canteen ~ VOTE! ~ November 4, 2008

    11/04/2008 5:45:11 AM PST · 339 of 402
    lifelongsoldier to laurenmarlowe
    September seventh 1961 I raised my right hand and took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. Many of you have taken that oath. I repeated it periodically over the next thirty years.

    This morning at 6:40am my wife and I joined a line outside a polling precinct that usually has people arriving just as it opens and then a slow but steady trickle of voters throughout the day. We finally left the polling place an hour later. It has never, in the past thirty years, taken us that long to cast a vote. My beloved wife took the above oath several times, and today we both fulfilled it in the only way left to us, we voted to conserve the US.

    When the riots start, my home will be defended. My profile says that I will surrender my guns, but only after I have spent all the ammunition I possess. Count on it.

  • An Election Day Note: Thank You President George W. Bush

    11/03/2008 5:49:02 AM PST · 38 of 52
    lifelongsoldier to lewisglad

    I have long believed that the collective IQ of the populace of the United States hovers around 80. Most of the respondents on this thread have done nothing to change that opinion.

    GWB has done all WE THE PEOPLE have allowed him to do. He has fought public opinion for eight years, during which there have been no further attacks on our soil. He has fought the MSM, the Congress, those who think that no one is conservative but themselves. And he has done it with grace and, occasionally, panache. You one note johnnies out there who refuse to vote for candidates who agree with you ninety-nine percent of the time have allowed RINOs to take over the “conservative” movement and bend it to their will.

    Stick it in your ear. I’m tired of hearing you piss and moan about the things better men than you accomplish. Note the above reference to We The People. If you want to see the problem most pressing in this country, look in the mirror. Like what you see? Then you have the government you deserve. I am no longer one of you, I woke up and didn’t like what I saw so for the first time in my life I got involved in the political process. Could just be that I am too late to do much, but at least I tried.

  • Adrenalin Rush: Enter Sarah Palin, The Biggest Star in Politics and Future President of the USA

    10/31/2008 11:02:36 AM PDT · 223 of 332
    lifelongsoldier to MetallurgicalConservative

    You just keep telling yourself that, bless your little heart.

  • Adrenalin Rush: Enter Sarah Palin, The Biggest Star in Politics and Future President of the USA

    10/30/2008 3:20:46 PM PDT · 98 of 332
    lifelongsoldier to lieutenant columbo

    As a child I was molested by a homosexual male. As an Airman in the Air Force I was once more groped by a homosexual. I knew homosexuals in the military, and in my civilian career. They did attempt to recruit. They were offensive, obnoxious, and openly contemptuous of authority. So, just how am I supposed to feel about them?

    I have had some experience with the child welfare system, and agree with you that foster care is often reprehensible. But it is the liberal doctrine that families must be kept together at all cost that keeps children is that system, not a lack of adoptive parents who are heterosexual. Refusing to allow adoption across race lines is another of the problems with the system. It is not necessary to place children with persons who practice a behavior which God has called an abomination to empty the foster homes, it can be done by refocusing our concern on the children, and away from the need to justify having child welfare systems.

    It was not until after you had come here promoting your ideas and philosophies that the members began to respond defensively. The ADMIN MOD then reminded you of the nature of the venue in which you had poked a hornets nest.

  • Adrenalin Rush: Enter Sarah Palin, The Biggest Star in Politics and Future President of the USA

    10/30/2008 2:48:28 PM PDT · 80 of 332
    lifelongsoldier to lieutenant columbo

    Sarah Palin is more qualified than was Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Spiro Agnew, Carter’s forgetable choice (Mondale), George H W Bush, Al Gore, or Dick Cheny, and that is only during my lifetime. Before the second half of the twentieth century the bottom of the ticket was chosen for the votes he could bring to the ticket. Oh, and he had to be over thirty-five, a natural born citizen, and have lived in the US for fourteen years. As to qualification for the top executive (note: not legislative) post in this country, Governors trump Senators any day.

  • Ohio plumber becomes focus of debate [Joe just won the Election for John McCain]

    10/16/2008 4:52:00 PM PDT · 93 of 93
    lifelongsoldier to KoRn

    Tsk, you should never correct yourself when you are right the first time. Plumber: one who engages in the installation and repair of pipes. from the Latin plumbumb (lead) as lead was and still is the preferred method of joining metal pipes.

  • Crist breaks with Republicans over ACORN voter fraud charges

    10/16/2008 4:37:28 PM PDT · 40 of 40
    lifelongsoldier to Cold Heat

    Unfortunately it may be all of our cross to bear. I have often said “Save America, shoot a Democrat.” I guess I should add RINOs to the endangered species list.

  • Palin Reminds America of Obama’s Lies About His Support of Infanticide

    10/02/2008 5:14:05 AM PDT · 29 of 29
    lifelongsoldier to thinkingIsPresuppositional

    Obama has the personality of a Hitler, but none of the accomplishments of Hitler. Hitler did repair and rebuild the infrastructure of Germany. He did lift Germany out of a national depression. In the beginning of his career he had many accomplishments which were of enormous benefit to the German people. It was only after he had done much good for his people that he was found to be psychotic. This pompous, posturing, psychotic buffoon (Obama) has done nothing. Calling him an empty suit does not begin to describe his total lack of worth to this country, and does not even mention that he is evil, pure, undefiled evil.

  • Breaking News: Pelosi 'No Energy' Bill Part of House Draft CR

    09/22/2008 11:37:28 AM PDT · 39 of 54
    lifelongsoldier to TexasRepublic

    See, literary references are not wasted.

  • Breaking News: Pelosi 'No Energy' Bill Part of House Draft CR

    09/22/2008 10:04:42 AM PDT · 31 of 54
    lifelongsoldier to PowerPro

    Will no one rid us of this meddlesome whore?

  • BAPTISTS, THE BIBLE & WOMEN: There is no "Palin predicament" for Southern Baptists or Evangelicals

    09/22/2008 10:01:22 AM PDT · 26 of 29
    lifelongsoldier to dubie

    You might ask her to explain God’s thinking on the subject. Has He indicated anywhere in His Book that women can never be in authority over men? It seems that every instance in which He said man is to be in authority, it is in a spiritual setting. Elders (Bishops, Pastors, Overseers, etc) are to be men because they must be the husband of one wife. In His secular economies, He allowed women to lead. Priscilla, Dorcas, Phoebe, are a few of the women prominently mentioned by the Apostles as leaders in the churches. They did not exercise spiritual authority in any case, but did act as lay leaders. Your example of Deborah is excellent. She governed a portion of the land of Israel in a time when most women were considered chattel.

  • YOU MUST ACT NOW IN ORDER TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY!

    09/21/2008 1:01:45 PM PDT · 130 of 195
    lifelongsoldier to adm5

    Okay, so much for part one of my question, but what about parts two and three?

  • YOU MUST ACT NOW IN ORDER TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY!

    09/21/2008 11:03:11 AM PDT · 119 of 195
    lifelongsoldier to adm5

    Do you mind my demanding that you show cause why we should heed anything you say? If you do, tough, tell us anyway who you are, what your credentials are, and how you have derived your conclusions. Otherwise, put a sock in it.

  • Sarah Palin can dress a moose, can't hide her true self (a theocrat opposed to the Constitution)

    09/16/2008 7:29:51 AM PDT · 54 of 54
    lifelongsoldier to Elsie
    What do you mean ask? We should be ordering the government to back off. We are the employers, they are the employees. Who made the decision to allow them to rule with impunity? Who agreed to allow them to demand obedience? Answer: those who do not have the time or the evedim to speak out and challenge. It ain't fun to do so, but it is necessary. You want change, FIRE a Democrat.

    But they can't help themselves, bless their little hearts.

  • ABC Uses Hollywood Style Editing To Distort Palin Interview

    09/15/2008 5:26:40 AM PDT · 44 of 45
    lifelongsoldier to Logical me

    You should have said that the American Public is so “poorly educated” and left it at that. Boortz has it right calling the public schools “government indoctrination centers.”

  • MTV piles on the Palin family

    09/08/2008 3:31:29 PM PDT · 62 of 62
    lifelongsoldier to linn37

    Why don’t we just turn off MTV because they find it so easy to be offensive. Take the disclaimer, spindle it tightly and place it where the sun does not shine. If thay sounds just a bit harsh, good.

  • UPDATE: Obama Campaign Blames Pentagon for Troop Snub in Germany

    07/26/2008 7:06:07 PM PDT · 118 of 118
    lifelongsoldier to infowarrior

    bump

    MSG Rumbaugh MI/AMedD ETS mmmppfff yrs ago

  • Nancy Pelosi and the rest of them Dems are idiots! (Hammers Dems bad)

    07/11/2008 5:01:11 AM PDT · 26 of 33
    lifelongsoldier to tflabo

    Nelson is supposed to be one of the brighter Dims. I agree with him, you can’t drill your way out of this crisis, just like you can’t eat your way out of starvation, irrigate your way out of a drought, drink your way out of dehydration, exercise your way to fitness, see, if I really wanted to I could be a Dim, too.

  • Nancy Pelosi and the rest of them Dems are idiots! (Hammers Dems bad)

    07/11/2008 4:52:32 AM PDT · 25 of 33
    lifelongsoldier to Clara Lou
    One is reminded of Winston Churchill's famous statement concerning “blue” language. While I might have referred to them as: “stupid Jackasses”, the author's choice does quite succinctly describe the party of Clinton, Carter, Pelosi, Obama, Byrd, et al.
  • Iraq pullout (Surrender) won't cheapen sacrifices

    11/28/2005 3:17:40 PM PST · 12 of 18
    lifelongsoldier to jmc1969

    Typical reporting from the Atlanta Urinal.

  • Openly Gay Rabbi Speaks (in Ithaca)

    11/17/2005 5:24:00 AM PST · 8 of 40
    lifelongsoldier to Behind Liberal Lines

    What a crock!

  • Kansas State Board Approves Teaching Standards Skeptical of Evolution

    11/09/2005 1:30:01 PM PST · 274 of 334
    lifelongsoldier to ml1954

    Where is your evidence for your blatently false accusation. A statement that races differ is not a claim that one is superior.

  • Darwinian Democrats

    11/02/2005 12:18:44 PM PST · 98 of 164
    lifelongsoldier to 2ndreconmarine

    You're good. Subtle ridicule, psychologically loaded wording, masked superiority, that's really good.

  • Jihad Comes to Small Town USA: Part 6

    11/01/2005 12:45:44 PM PST · 157 of 174
    lifelongsoldier to Calpernia

    Your failure to understand those basics is the reason I posted. You kept loading a question with the non-existent nonextreme translation of the Koran. One did not accuse you of stating anything, but of repeating endlessly an irrelevant question which made one wonder if you understood Islam at all. Thus one made a small clarification of the situation. Even twenty years ago, a Christian woman or a Jewish woman who married a muslim was marrying outside her faith in contravention to the clear instruction of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I do not question Laura's faith, just her understanding of it at a young age. I was not young at the time of Iran, or WTC 1 or Lebanon, or any other of the muslim attacks on us and our interests. And in a course on cults a forty member class came to the conclusion that the way to keep our youth from falling for the falsehoods is to teach them the truth. Laura has apparantly learned that lesson and was apparantly appalled that "Sandy" had not.

  • Jihad Comes to Small Town USA: Part 6

    11/01/2005 12:15:48 PM PST · 155 of 174
    lifelongsoldier to Calpernia

    Okay, her faith is allegedly Christian. Her former spouse's faith is Islam. Christianity is not equal to Islam. Thus she married someone of another faith, and that is how she married outside of her faith twenty years ago. Islam is a hodge-podge of Judaism, Christianity, and a few pagan religions jumbled together by an illiterate pederast and used to conquer his enemies. There is no legitimate nonextreme translation (since there is no legitimate translation at all) of the Koran. It is an extreme version of the "might makes right" philosphy of religion. And Allah is not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, so even were she Jewish she would have married outside of her religion and if you doubt that, re-read Torah, because it definitely forbids Jews marrying non-Jews.

  • Jihad Comes to Small Town USA: Part 6

    11/01/2005 4:35:02 AM PST · 43 of 174
    lifelongsoldier to AmericaUnite

    Never, never trust a muslim. Their god is a liar and the father of lies.

  • Gay OK 'if good for Gospel' (I wonder if Jesus would think the same?)

    10/31/2005 6:17:16 AM PST · 26 of 28
    lifelongsoldier to lightman

    [Once again we see the fallacy of "Gospel reductionism"; meaning that the entire New Testament is conflated to "God accepts you as you are".}

    They seem to be confused about God's acceptance. He does accept you where you are if you are willing to let Him remake you as He will. But, "accept you as you are", no way. He has standards, something which too few understand today. He gets to make the rules because although He wants you, you need Him.

  • The Case of Miers v. Brown: The correct pick has been obvious all along: Janice Rogers Brown

    10/31/2005 5:46:03 AM PST · 50 of 51
    lifelongsoldier to inquest

    "and ask yourself if someone without law training could come up with the same opinions, in all the same detail, that the justices there did."

    For your argument to have any validity one must accept two presuppositions: 1. the justices got it right, and 2. the justices did all of the research and wrote the opinions themselves. Both of these are false. They are wrong as often as they are right. They find "rights" which are not in the Constitution, and codify behaviors in which the government should have no interest. And, the purpose of clerks on the Court is to alleviate the research load on the Associates. Thus, your argument against an individual with no law training does not hold water. The ability to read and to reason, and the ability to formulate cogent questions make a better Justice than does either Law School, or experience on the bench. This incestuous relationship among the legislatures and the courts is a result of requiring that those who govern and those who judge must be lawyers. While the bard may have been misquoted, as to intent, in "Henry VI", the sentiment expressed is not a bad idea. The frequency with which frivolous lawsuits are brought is evidence that there are too many lawyers who are desperate for work. Yet we keep turning out more and more every year. Then we allow them to become politicians and elect them to office, because they are useless for anything else. Then they appoint each other to various courts, and continue to propagate abuses of the legal system costing us more and more each day. So we give them life tenure in positions for which they are not qualified because of their threats to our well being if we do not. Rather than allowing tyranny by eliminating the lawyers, we would be ending the tyranny with which they run roughshod over us now.

  • The Case of Miers v. Brown: The correct pick has been obvious all along: Janice Rogers Brown

    10/28/2005 8:22:09 PM PDT · 48 of 51
    lifelongsoldier to inquest

    While you may be correct with regard to lower courts, and as to judges, court procedures leading to an appeal are moot in the Supreme Court. There is no further appelate court to which you may take your appeal. Court room procedures are moot in the Supreme Court, as that court operates under its own rules. State laws are no problem, as any clerk can research such citations as are pertinent, and present them to the Justices. So, once more, why is it necessary to have a law degree, or the approval of the ABA to sit on the Supreme Court? The primary consideration is the Constitution and the credibility of the arguments presented.

  • The Case of Miers v. Brown: The correct pick has been obvious all along: Janice Rogers Brown

    10/28/2005 1:41:21 PM PDT · 39 of 51
    lifelongsoldier to All

    Would someone please explain to me just why we insist on putting lawyers in charge of everything? Why do you need a law degree to be a judge? How does attending law school give you greater insight into the Constitution than attending any good College and studying the framing of the Constitution? The reason the courts are as messed up as they are is because only law school graduates need apply for the bench. "First we kill all the Lawyers" is not a bad idea for cleaning up the mess.

  • Dobson, Bauer Face Questions

    10/25/2005 8:28:21 PM PDT · 20 of 21
    lifelongsoldier to Cboldt

    This is precisely why we need to repeal the seventeenth amendment to the Constitution. The framers had is right the first time.

  • The Meritocracy Party: Is it still the GOP? The Miers nomination poses an awkward test.

    10/22/2005 6:30:17 AM PDT · 165 of 191
    lifelongsoldier to Rodney King

    Please give us a list of those "towering intellects" focusing on those who would submit themselves to the coordinated attack of such mental midgets as: Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Barbara Mikulski, Joe Biden, et al. Many of the persons you would prefer removed themselves from consideration because they did not want to be "Borked." President Bush chose someone he trusts, someone whom he has known for a good long time, someone with whome he has worked for years. She is qualified constitutionally for the court. If you doubt that, read the Constitution.

  • The Meritocracy Party: Is it still the GOP? The Miers nomination poses an awkward test.

    10/22/2005 6:22:48 AM PDT · 164 of 191
    lifelongsoldier to Steve_Stifler

    A Clinton recess appointment.

  • Tonight's topic on Niteline: Bush is a racist!

    09/02/2005 8:36:01 PM PDT · 18 of 37
    lifelongsoldier to PhilipFreneau

    When do we get to hear how racist Jesse Jackson is?

  • Cindy Sheehan and Sacrifice

    08/16/2005 9:00:32 AM PDT · 17 of 22
    lifelongsoldier to Sloth

    Cindy Sheehan is what you get when the inmates take over the asylum.

  • Germany attacks US on Iran threat

    08/13/2005 4:27:15 PM PDT · 53 of 83
    lifelongsoldier to F14 Pilot
    "Let's take the military option off the table. We have seen it doesn't work," Mr Schroeder told Social Democrats at the rally in Hanover, to rapturous applause from the crowd.

    How about, Let's exercise the military option? Iran kicked butt with the hostage crisis under Carter's watch, and they have been emboldened since. Could be time to take them down a notch. Or several notches. Or take them out completely.
  • This is really going to turn your stomach (What the heck, let's laugh at the moonbats)

    08/13/2005 4:19:04 PM PDT · 72 of 79
    lifelongsoldier to coffee260

    So, most of the country appears to have more respect for CASEY Sheehan than his mother does. And the left think that we should beatify her? He chose to serve his country, when he died she was thrilled by meeting the President, and now because her adult son chose to fight and was killed we should listen to her idea of how to achieve peace in the Middle East? What a maroon. If we cut and run, we will have no credibility, no power, and no respect in the world. That's just what we need. Casey's mom needs to go home to the family and mourn with them. Or, we could jail her for sedition.

  • Ex-Iranian leader warns IAEA resolution will 'cost' West

    08/13/2005 3:39:10 PM PDT · 22 of 22
    lifelongsoldier to geedee

    Hear, hear. You are to be admired. I hope this is a WWII not a Vietnam . But if the liberals have their way it will be a Vietnam. I do hope that million of whom you speak will continue to do what must be done. May the Creator watch over your nephew and may he come home whole and safe once again.

  • Salty dogma: Bono gives an explicit confession of being saved by Grace, not Karma

    08/05/2005 5:43:06 AM PDT · 289 of 291
    lifelongsoldier to SunnySide
    Pardon my not so calm reply: Get real! Stop erecting strawmen. The point is that no man should perish, not that no man would perish. Bono may have done, in his words, "stupid things", but if he chose to accept the grace of God he will not perish, which is God's desire. Too bad too few of us are willing to accede to His desires. "By this men will know that you serve Me, that you love one another." You show less of His love in you than does Bono. He hasn't questioned your faith.
  • A Church That Packs Them In, 16,000 at a Time

    07/25/2005 10:59:13 AM PDT · 408 of 427
    lifelongsoldier to P-Marlowe

    As I have now donned my nomex suit, let me just make a little comment here.

    I grew up in the CofC. As with most denominations (I know, the CofC is not a denomination) there are certain tenets of belief promoted to all seekers. In the Cof C the biggest false tenet of belief is: "We speak where the Bible speaks, we are silent where the Bible is silent." In the tradition I grew up in, there could never be a musical instrument inside the Church. The confusion between a building and the church is evident in that statement. I cannot "go to church", because I am part of the church. I can meet with the church, the church can assemble, but we can't "go to church." I now meet with a group who has acapella singing during the Remembrance when the focus is to be upon Jesus and His Supper. Then for the pre-lunch gathering, called the Family Bible Hour, there is at least a piano; often much more. Which is correct, the former hour or the latter? Yes. Biblical Jews ignore most of the Rabbinical writings, and we Biblical Christians should do the same. Read the words, worship according to the words, and leave the commentaries to those who cannot think. They will all be devout "cookie-cutter" Christians and will keep haranguing you to conform to their mental image of what is right. Smile, mumble politely, and go on your way. What should we call ourselves, Catholics, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Baptists, or what. I am a catholic, methodist, presbyterian, episcopalian, baptist Christian. The church is universal (catholic) and I am a part of it. We use a method of worship which allows us to do all things decently and in order (methodist). We have elders (presbyters) who are over-seers (episkopoi) who govern the local followers of the way. We believe in and practice baptism (immersion) of believers. But above all, we choose to be known as Christians.

    I found in all of the capitalized churches above some point on which they did not agree with the plain sense of the message Paul called "foolishness to the Greeks, and a stumbling block to the Jews." Since I can find no place where the Bible says something, but really means something else (you might, but I don't) I had to part ways with all of them. I firmly believe that John, the Revelator, was the last prophet sent to us, thus any theology based on some writing subsequent to his is, IMNTBHO, bunk.

    [after looking to see if I have my asbestos union-suit on] I will now step down off my soap box.

  • A Church That Packs Them In, 16,000 at a Time

    07/23/2005 9:38:43 PM PDT · 398 of 427
    lifelongsoldier to mercy

    How am I confused. I named no names, accused no one, and simply stated: "The abundance comes through our service to our fellow believers, not through demanding things from God. This definitely accords with James's description of a salvation for works". Besides, there are tens of thousands of people in this country who follow the name it, claim it gurus. Are they all stupid, do they have no discernment at all, or have their eyes been blinded to the truth?

    Service to the Lord is done under the guidance of the Spirit. It is He who shows us what our proper service is. We need to try to be part of the best assembly of Christians, not the biggest.

    Denying the need for works flies in the face of James's message. Do you set yourself above an Apostle? I do not work to be saved, I work because I am saved. I do nothing without thought and prayer. I have never seen an assembly under the lead of qualified elders get involved with any "ministry" which caused anyone to be lost. I have seen many assemblies acting under the leadership of one man do just that. Packing them in 16000 at a time is a bit off the pattern of the New Testament church. Certainly large numbers were added on Pentecost and in the days after, but many of those added did not remain in Jerusalem. They returned home and took the message with them. Most assemblies in those days could and did meet in the homes of the disciples.

    And I have, with my wife, prayed that His will be done in our lives where He wills, when He wills, as He wills. Don't work until you are prepared for the task. But then you have found that out.

  • A Church That Packs Them In, 16,000 at a Time

    07/20/2005 8:27:21 PM PDT · 119 of 427
    lifelongsoldier to mercy

    This is going to be a little long, but read it carefully and then tell us about your work-free faith.

    14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
    15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
    16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
    17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
    18 But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works."
    19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
    20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?
    21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
    22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;
    23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God.
    24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
    25 In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?
    26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

    We are not saved by our works, we are saved to do works. Denying that will not make it not so. Also, I read the Slimes article and it is replete with parishoners who say they have been told to name it and claim it and it will be so. Try as you might, you cannot justify that particular heresy from scripture. In the letter to the Romans Paul spent seven chapters showing them that they were sinners. It was only then that he began to teach salvation. He taught that we can be delivered from bondage, that we can have victory in Jesus, how salvation is given, and why we must witness for Christ. He reminds them that Israel is still God's chosen people, and then talks about the abundant life. According to Jesus's apostle, Paul, the abundant life is a life of service, not one of rewards. The abundance comes through our service to our fellow believers, not through demanding things from God. This definitely accords with James's description of a salvation for works. The works part is the service we perform out of love for God and Jesus. And you folks who are lying to the people by telling them that they have nothing further to do after a prayer of faith will be sorely disappointed when He comes back. One who refuses to admit he is a sinner is just like a drunk who refuses to admit he has a problem with alcohol. Until you recognize the problem, you cannot apply the cure.

  • A Church That Packs Them In, 16,000 at a Time

    07/20/2005 8:20:11 PM PDT · 118 of 427
    lifelongsoldier to mercy

    This is going to be a little long, but read it carefully and then tell us about your work-free faith.

    14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
    15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
    16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
    17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
    18 But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works."
    19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
    20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?
    21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
    22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;
    23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God.
    24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
    25 In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?
    26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

    We are not saved by our works, we are saved to do works. Denying that will not make it not so. Also, I read the Slimes article and it is replete with parishoners who say they have been told to name it and claim it and it will be so. Try as you might, you cannot justify that particular heresy from scripture. In the letter to the Romans Paul spent seven chapters showing them that they were sinners. It was only then that he began to teach salvation. He taught that we can be delivered from bondage, that we can have victory in Jesus, how salvation is given, and why we must witness for Christ. He reminds them that Israel is still God's chosen people, and then talks about the abundant life. According to Jesus's apostle, Paul, the abundant life is a life of service, not one of rewards. The abundance comes through our service to our fellow believers, not through demanding things from God. This definitely accords with James's description of a salvation for works. The works part is the service we perform out of love for God and Jesus. And you folks who are lying to the people by telling them that they have nothing further to do after a prayer of faith will be sorely disappointed when He comes back. One who refuses to admit he is a sinner is just like a drunk who refuses to admit he has a problem with alcohol. Until you recognize the problem, you cannot apply the cure.

  • Christian Adoption Agency Nixes Catholics

    07/15/2005 6:56:06 PM PDT · 542 of 1,308
    lifelongsoldier to CWW

    Actually, it was Christianity from which the Roman Catholic cult of personality broke away.

  • Christian Adoption Agency Nixes Catholics

    07/15/2005 6:37:40 PM PDT · 538 of 1,308
    lifelongsoldier to All

    This is a subject which will offend someone no matter what side one takes. This said, there are three divisions of Christendom, Roman, Eastern, Protestant. There are no divisions of Christianity. The Catechism of the Roman Catholic church does not accord with the Bethany statement of faith as posted on their web site. No religious group who divides clergy and laity could accord with the statement of faith written there. Thus the three branches of Christendom are all excluded. Now, if you wish to accept the universal holy royal priesthood of all believers, the intercessory power vested solely in the Son of God, the verity of the Bible, that all scripture is truth and is inspired by God, then you are a part of the undivided universal church established by Jesus based on the confession of Peter, that He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. You must accept that the Christ alone is sufficient to intercede, and no man can ever be sufficient, for us; that all believers are the saints and no one had to elevate them to that status; that our proper purpose is to glorify God; that we are to meet to worship and remember His sacrifice; that His sacrifice was one time for all time; that no man on Earth is to be called Father; that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers; and especially that God's Word is so simple to understand that the gnostics of that day called it foolishness, in order to wear the name Christian. If you hold any other belief, you may call yourself anything you want, but you are not Christian. [Christian: one who follows Christ; one who is like unto Christ; a disciple of the Son of God; the pejorative name for the followers of the Way used first in Antioch.]

  • 'My dream was to be a suicide bomber. I wanted to kill 20, 50 Jews. Yes, even babies'

    06/28/2005 9:02:59 AM PDT · 131 of 135
    lifelongsoldier to Red Sea Swimmer

    "Also, I can prove scientifically, empirically, legally, and any other way that is necessary, that violence is not innate from birth."

    The poster doth protest a bit much methinks. You may show some research which supports your conclusions, but prove them, I doubt it.

    You are getting into the mode where absolute statements are acceptable in discourse. Sorry, can't go there with you. There are exceptions which prove every rule. Man is flawed from his inception. Until that is no longer true, your contention will not hold water.