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  • Dear Donald: Are You Going To Let Yourself Go Down In History As A Loser?

    08/22/2016 5:12:30 AM PDT · 39 of 110
    Quester to Bobalu

    Is that supposed to be Donald ???

  • Facebook jail for posting America doesn't need muslims

    08/08/2016 9:05:55 AM PDT · 16 of 21
    Quester to politicianslie

    Don’t forget Khizr Khan ...

  • MEGYN KELLY AND THAT DAMN DEBATE (Uh Oh ... Ladies are pissed!)

    08/09/2015 4:01:38 AM PDT · 100 of 116
    Quester to P-Marlowe
    last time I checked early this morning, Tokyo Meg had over 11,000 nasty comments on just *one* of the threads on her FB page.

    If you go down the articles, you'll find over 20,000 negative comments. I suspect that has got to be a world record. She exposed herself for the ugly witch that she is.

    Oh, I'm sure that she didn't write 20,000 nasty comments on her own.

    Looks more like she exposed the ugliness of a bunch of other people ...

  • Is Your Church Worshipping in Vain?

    08/08/2015 6:35:00 AM PDT · 80 of 85
    Quester to Springfield Reformer
    But again, all of this is a distraction.

    The essence of the law is love for God and love for one another.

    We may all become experts at lesser things, but if we fail at love, we are but sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    Not a happy ending, that.

    Peace,

    SR

    Exactly ...

  • Is Your Church Worshipping in Vain?

    08/08/2015 6:21:41 AM PDT · 79 of 85
    Quester to LearsFool

    Matthew 9:16-17

    16 “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17 Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

  • Why Do Bill and Hillary Clinton Still Get a Pass?-

    07/30/2015 7:38:37 AM PDT · 16 of 23
    Quester to Kaslin
    Why does Bill Clinton continue to get a pass? Clinton was, after all, accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick. Broaddrick, on "Dateline NBC," claimed that Clinton, then-Arkansas attorney general and gubernatorial candidate, raped her: "I first pushed him away. I just told him 'no.' ... He tries to kiss me again. He starts biting on my lip. ... And then he forced me down on the bed. I just was very frightened. I tried to get away from him. I told him 'no.' ... He wouldn't listen to me."

    She further alleges that Hillary Clinton, shortly after the alleged rape, verbally intimidated her, implying that Broaddrick better keep her mouth shut -- or else. At a political event two weeks later, Broaddrick claims that Hillary approached her: "She came over to me, took ahold of my hand and said, 'I've heard so much about you and I've been dying to meet you. ... I just want you to know how much that Bill and I appreciate what you do for him.' ...

    "This woman, this little, soft-spoken -- pardon me for the phrase -- dowdy woman that would seem very unassertive, took ahold of my hand and squeezed it and said, 'Do you understand? Everything that you do.' I could have passed out at that moment and I got my hand from hers and I left. ... She was just holding onto my hand. Because I had started to turn away from her and she held onto my hand and she said, 'Do you understand? Everything that you do,' I mean, cold chills went up my spine. That's the first time I became afraid of that woman."

    The late British left-wing writer Christopher Hitchens, in "No One Left to Lie To," claimed that three women have made "plausible" allegations of rape by Bill Clinton. He gave no further details -- and the media have been relentlessly indifferent.

    This double standard reached its nadir when Kathleen Willey, a former campaign aide, described on "60 Minutes" an alleged sexual battery committed by Clinton in the Oval Office. Willey, a Clinton campaign volunteer, says that Clinton took her hand and placed it on his aroused genitalia: "He touched my breasts with his hand ... and then he whispered ... 'I've wanted to do this ever since I laid eyes on you.' ... He took my hand, and he put it ... on his genitals." Willey said she managed to push him away.

    Feminist Gloria Steinem, right after Willey's appearance, wrote a piece for The New York Times. Clinton, she said, did nothing wrong. "Even if (Willey's) accusation are true," Steinem wrote, Clinton is "not guilty of sexual harassment." Why? Well, Steinem wrote, "(Willey) pushed him away, she said, and it never happened again. In other words, President Clinton took 'no' for an answer."

    The late Barbara Olson, in "Hell To Pay," describes Hillary Clinton as the ringleader behind the "nuts or sluts" strategy employed to malign the various women who alleged having had an affair with Bill. Hitchens' book makes a similar claim.

    But as to Broaddrick's allegation, apparently only one national reporter, Sam Donaldson, ever asked Bill Clinton about the charge. To Donaldson's question, Clinton said, in effect, talk to my lawyer. As to Hillary, it does not appear that a reporter has ever asked her about Broaddrick's allegation.

    Bill Clinton is not running for anything ...

  • Rick Perry: Trump Is Unfit to Lead the Military, ‘Should Immediately Withdraw’ from Race

    07/18/2015 2:31:39 PM PDT · 186 of 194
    Quester to Kickass Conservative

    This is Trump’s “47%” ...

  • Why History Will Eviscerate Obama

    01/14/2015 7:47:35 AM PST · 20 of 26
    Quester to MosesKnows
    History is lies agreed upon. ... by the rich and powerful ...
  • Andrea Mitchell Confounded By NRA's 'Surprising' popularity in New Poll - 41%

    01/21/2013 5:36:46 AM PST · 1 of 23
    Quester
    41%
  • Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss

    11/09/2012 5:30:52 AM PST · 50 of 64
    Quester to dgkb
    Call me crazy but there needs to be an investigation into the computer system with the results. It IS a shock! There is something fishy, I believe. How hard would it be to tamper with the computers? We already know numerous people were cheating; voting more than once, and some not even registered. I am a level headed person all the time; and a professional as well but I detect something weird. Doesn’t anybody else?

    Give yourself some time. See if you feel the same way in a month or so.
  • Obama's violent agenda hits home

    11/05/2012 4:10:31 AM PST · 7 of 18
    Quester to JohnHuang2

    Threatened by a 97-year-old woman ???

    Seriously ???

  • Obama: I didn't debate "the real Mitt Romney"

    10/05/2012 5:21:53 AM PDT · 119 of 120
    Quester to Justaham

    From a Friday morning perspective, right-wing Republicans might want to try to comprehend just what the president is saying here ...

  • Catholic Priest Admits 14-Year Gay Marriage, Says Forced Celibacy Leads to Abuse

    09/11/2012 9:40:25 AM PDT · 77 of 117
    Quester to Kansas58
    How does allowing Priests to get married solve that problem?

    It opens up the priesthood to a larger body of men (adds married men).

    Then the church can be more selective in whom they allow into the priesthood.
  • Obama's Big Hollywood Friends see the writing on the wall(First Belafonte, now Oprah and Moore)

    01/17/2012 8:31:32 AM PST · 45 of 45
    Quester to Trueblackman
    Ask those who don’t have jobs and haven’t been able to find one for 3 years or more how they feel about the Man that promises hope and change?

    Ask 'em whose fault they think that is ?
  • Obama's Big Hollywood Friends see the writing on the wall(First Belafonte, now Oprah and Moore)

    01/13/2012 2:23:51 PM PST · 14 of 45
    Quester to Trueblackman

    Belafonte and other black Democrat activists know full well that they will have a harder time turning out record numbers of black voters in any effort to reelect President Obama this time.


    I don’t know about that.

    Most black folks I know are pretty chesty about having a black man in the White House.

    Go Obama ...

  • Mormons (LDS) Know More About Bible Than Other Christians

    10/02/2010 3:41:13 PM PDT · 581 of 1,088
    Quester to svcw; Saundra Duffy
    Here is the quiz if you want to take it. I found it to be really easy (got 100%) and had very little to do with Bible knowledge.

    I got 14 of 15. I missed the last question on the Great Awakening.
  • Mormons (LDS) Know More About Bible Than Other Christians

    10/02/2010 3:23:48 PM PDT · 579 of 1,088
    Quester to Saundra Duffy
    Apparently they asked questions about what’s in the Bible and the Mormons came out looking good. That’s cuz we actually read and study the Bible.

    Actually, the survey was more on religion in general and didn't have much to do with the Bible at all.
  • On Being Sober and Serious in Seeking Salvation

    08/23/2010 6:12:07 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    Quester to TheRevolution1776
    Sadly there are many like myself who have accepted our fates of being condemned. Sometimes you can see it coming and understand there isn’t much you can do. At least for me it is.

    Noone has to be condemned. It, ultimately, is a matter of desire.

    If you are on the side of life, and love, and goodness, ... recognize that that's God's side of the ledger.

    It is not so much about what we accomplish (do) in our lives, as much as it is what we wish to do, ... where we wish to go, ... the world we wish to live in. God has a wealth of forgiveness which is available to us.

    If we wish to live in God's world, God welcomes us to join Him in bringing that world to pass. God wants nothing more than for you to be with Him.

    I recommend starting a conversation with God, ... admit to Him your commonality of desire with Him, ... and of your struggle and frustration in living out your desire.

    Trust Him to reveal Himself to you, and be open to hear His loving voice.
    Matthew 11:28-30

    28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

    30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
  • Exorcist priest confronts Beelzebub, Judas

    08/21/2010 6:30:14 AM PDT · 12 of 31
    Quester to OKSooner
    So... Do you think there could be a credibility issue here?

    I don't know ...

    Everybody who's anybody in the Christian world seems to believe this misconception.

    Ultimately, I'd have to say that not enough christian leaders are being like the Bereans. Unfortunately, it's much easier to believe what's popularly held to be true than to find the real truth of the matter (Study to show thyself approved ... II Tim. 2:15)
  • Exorcist priest confronts Beelzebub, Judas

    08/21/2010 5:44:42 AM PDT · 5 of 31
    Quester to NYer
    Somewhat stunned by the nun’s comment, the scientist, who had actually read and assimilated the Bible with a scientific precision, unlike the school principal, knew that Jesus referred to hell or Gehenna more times than He referred to heaven.

    This is really off of the subject of the article, but this misconception is a particular peeve of mine, and it seems so widespread that I feel that I must address it ...

    Jesus did not speak more of hell than He spoke of heaven.

    In this modern day, it is easy to do a search of terms to demonstrate that this widely held notion is false.

    As would be expected by the objective student, Jesus, whose home was heaven, after all, ... spoke much more of His home (heaven) than He spoke of hell (in any form).

    Even without doing such a search, one has only to consider the number of times Jesus spoke of the "kingdom of heaven" in His parables ... to be persuaded to understand that this is true.
  • What are we to think of Calvin?

    06/29/2010 7:05:27 AM PDT · 223 of 230
    Quester to wagglebee
    For the record, I think it is deplorable to torture and execute people because of what they do or do not believe about God.

    Nevertheless, that was the way heresy was dealt with in the Judeo-Christian world from the time of Moses until just a few centuries ago.

    This is not the case.

    In Old Testament Israel, ... persons might be put to death for behavior, ... which sometimes included the teaching of what was considered false doctrine, ... but not for belief alone.


    That is what is commonly referred to as a “distinction without a difference” because until a person in some way expresses their beliefs we have no idea what they are.


    On the contrary, there have been cases in human history where declarations of belief have been coerced from individuals, ... rather than those beliefs being freely aired, ... with those forced declarations being the basis for heretic determinations.

    My point is that this was not the way of ancient Israel.
  • What are we to think of Calvin?

    06/29/2010 6:06:37 AM PDT · 221 of 230
    Quester to wagglebee
    For the record, I think it is deplorable to torture and execute people because of what they do or do not believe about God.

    Nevertheless, that was the way heresy was dealt with in the Judeo-Christian world from the time of Moses until just a few centuries ago.


    This is not the case.

    In Old Testament Israel, ... persons might be put to death for behavior, ... which sometimes included the teaching of what was considered false doctrine, ... but not for belief alone.
  • Shocked by the Bible, Changed by the Truth

    04/12/2010 7:10:06 PM PDT · 21 of 24
    Quester to DouglasKC
    1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

    1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.


    These aren't just cute sayings. They're profound truth.


    I agree ... Doug.

    The Law does instruct us in how to show our love to God.

    But there is no place in the Law which instructed the woman to annoint Jesus with her alabaster.

    Where we tend to disagree ... is what applies to Christians today.

    I tend to think that there is Law that was specifically for Old Testament Israel (i.e. as part of the Old Covenant).

    And that the Old Covenant had a different purpose than the New Covenant.
  • Shocked by the Bible, Changed by the Truth

    04/12/2010 4:30:08 AM PDT · 19 of 24
    Quester to DouglasKC
    Doug ...

    As a christian, I find much to agree with in what is presented here.

    But, without getting into the detail of the piece, I find my attention turned to the the purpose of the Law.

    For instance, a statement that caught my eye is this one ...
    Finally we strive daily to become more and more spiritually mature or perfect (Matthew 5:48), living by and applying God's law, which is spiritual and holy (Romans 7:12). The apostle Paul said that we die daily (1 Corinthians 15:31), continuing to repent of our old habits and sins that crop back up at times, and are renewed daily, striving to follow Jesus' sinless example (2 Corinthians 4:16).
    I found myself in agreement with Paul (I think) when I consider that the Law only does so much for us.

    As non-believers, the Law brings us to the knowledge of our need for the salvation of God, ... but it (the Law) itself, ... does not save us.

    In like manner, as believers, ... the law does guide us to live the behaviors that God desires from us, but once again, ... the Law only goes so far.

    Ultimately, God does not desire that we conform to His will by the following of the Law, ... but rather, by the conversion of our hearts.

    By the time we are fit for heaven, Godly living should be as natural to us as breathing, ... and we should have no need of the Law.

    As christians, we should never be seen as those that are lawless, but our lives should be guided by the Law of love which God, Himself, has placed in our hearts.

    Given that, is it surprising that we celebrate His birth, ... or His resurrection from the dead. This is only a sign of our love for Him, ... and our gratefulness for His gift to us.

    Like the woman with the alabaster, we offer of thanks to Him in ways that do not completely conform to the old ways, ... but which express our personal love for Him.

    I guess that is the question ... is it about conformance ... or is it about love?
  • Concerns About 'Jesus is my Boyfriend' songs - Discussion, Letter to K-LOVE (Vanity)

    03/18/2010 8:56:21 PM PDT · 23 of 23
    Quester to conservinsf
    Wow ... that comment of mine was from 2006.

    I disagree with that the singers of these songs are expressing carnal love in them.

    We don't experience God in the carnal, bur rather, in the spiritual.

    We love God, ... and so can be said to be in love with God ... because of Who He is to us.

    We love Him, ... because He first loved us.
  • Christianity IS a Religion

    12/03/2009 6:22:45 PM PST · 10 of 11
    Quester to topcat54
    What we were taught as Baptists was ...
    Religion ... is man trying to reach up to God.

    Christianity ... is God reaching down to man ( as illustrated by John 3:16)
  • Nuts and Bolts (Tim Staples )- Sola Scriptura analyzed

    11/12/2009 4:28:42 AM PST · 147 of 196
    Quester to MarkBsnr
    The Son does submit to the Father's authority.

    This in no way invalidates the doctrine of the Trinity.


    Oh boy, you need to get yourself back to the study of the Trinity. If the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are together, one eternal God, then there is no submission of Jesus to the Father. That is contained in a bunch of first millennium heresies that together are known as the subordinationists and were roundly condemned by several Councils.


    What I find on Subordinationism states this ...
    Subordinationism states that there are three persons in God, but denies that the second and third persons are consubstantial with the Father.


    This is not the same as my statement.

    Can you provide any official (Catholic) church documentation which disavows the relational submission of the Son to the Father ?
  • Nuts and Bolts (Tim Staples )- Sola Scriptura analyzed

    11/11/2009 7:02:18 PM PST · 134 of 196
    Quester to MarkBsnr
    I have given you verses which show that Jesus, the begotten Son of God, is given authority, direction, approval and a place to sit by God, which indicates a subordinate Jesus to God. Therefore your doctrine of the Trinity is wrong and you must repent, right?

    The Son does submit to the Father's authority.

    This in no way invalidates the doctrine of the Trinity.
  • Nuts and Bolts (Tim Staples )- Sola Scriptura analyzed

    11/11/2009 6:55:58 PM PST · 132 of 196
    Quester to MarkBsnr; Mr Rogers
    Paul is easy ...
    Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

    6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

    7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

    Colossians 2:9-10 "For in Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power".
  • Nuts and Bolts (Tim Staples )- Sola Scriptura analyzed

    11/11/2009 4:16:15 AM PST · 84 of 196
    Quester to GonzoII
    I think that it really comes down to faith.

    The Catholic Church has, obviously, not conducted herself in a way which adequately supports faith in its teachings.

    One example of Church action which belies its claimed authority is its past union with the Roman Empire, despite the clear teaching of scripture ...
    James 4:4 Adulterers, know you not that the friendship of this world is the enemy of God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world, becometh an enemy of God.
    SO ... I guess I have a choice to make.

    Do I stay loyal to a Church which has compromised iself by uniting with the world system ?

    Or do I stay true to the teachings of scripture ?

    Those who claim leadership must live up to that claim. Even the Old Testament prophets were subject to the test of their trueness to the Word of God. If they strayed from the truth in word or deed, ... God's instruction was to no longer follow them.

    Paul declared ...
    1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
    Even Jesus did not claim authority until after His resurrection, ... He simply lived it.
    Matthew 7:28 And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people were in admiration at his doctrine. 29 For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes and Pharisees.
    Fortunately, God has preserved for us His Word in the Holy Scriptures, ... and we may confidently place our full trust in them.
  • Mormon Stumpers [my subtitle "We don’t bash your church, why bash ours?"]

    11/09/2009 3:38:50 AM PST · 145 of 574
    Quester to RFEngineer
    I think what makes most people so dang mad at Mormons is that they behave more like Christians than most self-proclaimed Christians do!

    I believe that, on the whole, Mormons exemplify the qualities that the majority of Christians had been living out for centuries before.

    I think that most christians are happy to accept them as brothers and sisters ... until we find out that they have that other book that they really place above the Bible.

    Then we start to find out all that other stuff (Joseph Smith, Hebrews in America, golden plates, etc.) ... and it all goes downhill from there.
  • Talking to Jehovah's Witnesses

    11/08/2009 5:54:27 PM PST · 40 of 41
    Quester to waxer1
    The leadership are evil in my opinion.

    The Watchtower Society (JW leadership) has a lot to answer for.

    The most blatant failures of JW leadership has to do with the numerous failures in prophecy over the past century.

    After a number of failed prophecies predicting the end of the world, the organization made a emphatic prediction that the world, as we knew it, would end in 1975.

    As 1975 drew near, many Jehovah’s Witnesses began to quit their jobs (and gave up their pensions) in order to devote more time to the door-to-door ministry. Many sold their homes and businesses, cashed in life insurance policies, rejected college education for themselves and their children, and even put off non-emergency medical or dental treatment in expectation of “the end.” All of these actions were commended by the Watchtower Society and hailed by the organization to the rank-and-file as “good examples” of what “faithful” Jehovah’s Witnesses were to be.
    “Many schools now have student counselors who encourage one to pursue higher education after high school, to pursue a career with a future in this system of things. Do not be influenced by them. Do not let them ‘brainwash’ you with the Devil’s propaganda to get ahead… This world has very little time left!… Make pioneer service, the full-time ministry, with the possibility of Bethel or missionary service your goal.” —The Watchtower, March 15, 1969, p. 171

    “Therefore, as a young person, you will never fulfill any career that this system offers. If you are in high school and thinking about a college education, it means at least four, perhaps even six or eight more years to graduate into a specialized career. But where will this system of things be by that time? It will be well on the way toward its finish, if not actually gone!” —Awake!, May 22, 1969, p. 15
    When 1975 came and went uneventfully, the Watchtower Society actually blamed the JW membership for taking their prophecy too seriously.

    At that time, many American JW's left the organization.

    There is more information on this climatic time for the JW organization at the follwing link ...

    http://www.4jehovah.org/help-1975-prophecy.php
  • What Is the Gospel that Jesus Christ Taught?

    11/02/2009 4:12:34 PM PST · 100 of 119
    Quester to DouglasKC
    Hey Doug, it's been good talking with you again ...

    It's been an interesting discussion.

    I know I'm going back a bit, ... but earlier you stated ...

    It's also not scriptural to suggest that anyone besides Christ already has eternal life:

    Would John think so ... ?
    1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
  • What Is the Gospel that Jesus Christ Taught?

    11/01/2009 7:39:37 PM PST · 90 of 119
    Quester to DouglasKC
    My understanding is that God created us physical and temporary:
    1 Cor 15:43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.

    1 Cor 15:44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
    There are two bodies as Paul points out. A natural body and spiritual body. Paul goes through great lengths in this chapter to explain it.


    Yes ... we are born with a natural body ... and we await the gift of our spiritual body.

    But, we have also been gifted with the Spirit of Christ.

    And the Spirit of Christ testifies to our spirits that we are already the children of God.
    Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

    15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."

    16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God
    We are already kings and priests in God's kingdom.

    From the letter to the seven churches which were in Asia ...
    Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

    5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

    6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
  • What Is the Gospel that Jesus Christ Taught?

    11/01/2009 12:26:10 PM PST · 79 of 119
    Quester to DouglasKC
    The test of whether we have eternal life NOW or the promise of a future eternal life is easy. Do we die? So far every human who ever lived has died. Only one has been resurrected to glory, Jesus Christ.

    This ignores the question of whether we have any other life than physical life.

    If we don't have spiritual life, then how can we be ...
    ... "absent from the body, present with the Lord" ?
    Also, ... did Jesus have any type of life between His death ... and resurrection ?

    Didn't He descend into hell to preach to the spirits which were imprisoned there ?
    Ephesians 3:18 For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,

    19 through whom[d] also he went and preached to the spirits in prison

    20 who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water,
    And ... btw, ... what type of life did these disobedient spirits have ?

    It certainly wasn't physical.
  • What Is the Gospel that Jesus Christ Taught?

    10/31/2009 9:16:25 AM PDT · 35 of 119
    Quester to DouglasKC
    1. When do Christian enter the kingdom of God?

    1 Cor. 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

    If you're mortal, flesh and blood, says Paul, you can't inherit the kingdom.


    We are not only flesh and blood.

    We are also spirit ... and our spiritual lives (which are eternal) ... are reborn when we enter into union with Christ.

    We are already a new creation ...
    "Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things are passed away; behold, new things have come." (2 Corinthians 5:17)
    We are already a royal priesthood in the kingdom of God.
    1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

    ...

    9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

    10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
  • What Is the Gospel that Jesus Christ Taught?

    10/29/2009 3:18:44 AM PDT · 27 of 119
    Quester to DouglasKC
    Traditional Christianity often make Christianity a message about the man Jesus and not about what he taught. A part of the gospel is certainly that. But JUST teaching that guarantees confusion and deception:

    I don't agree with you here.

    The most widely made claim against Traditional Christianity is that we focus too much on the peripherals to Jesus ... so that we tend to lose focus on the character of Jesus Himself.

    Matt 7:21 KJV - Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matt 7:22 KJV - Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Matt 7:23 KJV - And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    Without understanding the kingdom of God, the gospel that Jesus taught, people are in danger of becoming one of those whom Jesus never knew.


    Once again ... I disagree.

    The priority for the christian is knowing and spending time in fellowship with Jesus. If we make this our priority, Jesus would never claim that he didn't know us.

    The knowledge of His kingdom would follow from spending time in communion with Jesus.

    After all, that's how the Apostles learned.

    He didn't send them off to study. He mandated that they spend time with Him.
  • What Is the Gospel that Jesus Christ Taught?

    10/28/2009 5:19:31 AM PDT · 25 of 119
    Quester to DouglasKC
    I see Christ's Gospel as telling us that God is LOVE. That God loves us and doesn't want us to be his automatons (like how Alllah treats his worshipppers -- IZlam means "submission" and that's what ALLLah wants his worshippers to do, OUR God doesn't want submission), he gave us free will to choose him or not.

    While all that is certainly true how do you reconcile it with the multiple times scripture shows that Christ and the disciples taught that the good news was the coming kingdom of God?


    The gospel (i.e. good news) of Jesus Christ to humankind is, ... certainly, of His coming (and existing) kingdom on the earth and in heaven, ...

    ... and how He has made life within His kingdom available to us, His followers, ...

    ... through the giving of His life for us ...

    ... because of His great love for us.


    Leave out any of these facets ... and the gospel message is incomplete.
  • Accept challenge of Jesus' hard teachings, Pope Benedict urges

    08/26/2009 5:14:52 AM PDT · 32 of 54
    Quester to Melian
    When Christ spoke in parables, He gave a small summary at the end to explain His point.

    Actually, He only did this in the case of a few (one or two) of the parables.

    Actually, I can only think of one .... the parable of the Sower.
  • Is Mary's Queenship Biblical? [Ecumenical]

    08/25/2009 5:14:02 AM PDT · 154 of 213
    Quester to Melian
    Oh, and I forgot to mention this: I believe Christ said these things while in the synagogue! Would he ever say anything untrue or unclear while in a place He considered so holy and important?

    The teaching from John 6 was done on the other side of the mountain ... (from where He had fed the 5,000).

    And it may be true (I've never checked) that no parable of Jesus is recorded in St. John, ... but there is substantial allegory taught there ...
    "I am the Light of the world."

    "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life."

    "I am the Gate to the sheepfold."

    "I am the Vine, ye are the branches."
  • Calling all Christians: How to best feed hungry christian children? (VANITY)

    07/14/2009 4:45:37 AM PDT · 27 of 39
    Quester to ROTB
    I've supported both World Vision and Compassion International for years now. Their child sponsorship programs are similar, where the aid given is presented within a program of Christian instruction and the giving of the gospel (often to the entire community).

    You wouldn't go wrong with either program.

    Thank God for these organizations and for your heart of compassion.
  • No Physical Heaven/Hell ... says the Pope?

    04/02/2009 4:02:44 PM PDT · 100 of 101
    Quester to Salvation
    This post is (7) years old.

    Don't think I'm Catholic bashing.
  • Hebrew DNA found in South America? [OPEN]

    02/18/2009 4:49:17 PM PST · 245 of 668
    Quester to DelphiUser
    See my prior post about prophesies being fulfilled more than one.

    It could be Joseph both times... Lehi was a descendant of Joseph, yeah, the one who went into Egypt, Famine 7 ears of Corn 7 cows, etc, yeah, him.

    Thanks for playing got anything on DNA? (The topic of this thread you know...)


    I do believe that you brought this up ...
  • Freeper prayer request

    02/17/2009 7:48:38 PM PST · 156 of 192
    Quester to taxcontrol
    We'll be praying for Madison too.
  • Hebrew DNA found in South America? [OPEN]

    02/17/2009 7:30:51 PM PST · 184 of 668
    Quester to DelphiUser
    15 ¶ The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,

    16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:

    17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.


    The Joseph mentioned here is Ephraim's father Joseph, co-regent of Egypt, one of the 12 sons of Jacob. Joseph was represented among the 12 tribes of Israel by his (2) sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.

    Ephraim was chief among the tribes of the Northern kingdom of Israel ... and Judah was chief of the tribes of the Southern kingdom, Judah.

    The prophecy you quote speaks of God bringing back together the peoples of the (2) kingdoms, Israel (Ephraim) and Judah.
  • Hebrew DNA found in South America? [OPEN]

    02/17/2009 7:20:27 PM PST · 183 of 668
    Quester to Tennessee Nana
    Joey Smith was just a convicted jailbird, evil boaster, rapist, murderer, thief, apostate, adulterer, wife abuser, liar, pagan, and enemy of the God of the Bible

    Joe Smith was just like the guy who started Scientology ...

    “The quickest way to make one million dollars is to start a religion” (L. Ron Hubbard)


    Except that Hubbard was a lot better behaved.
  • Freeper prayer request

    02/08/2009 4:20:21 PM PST · 40 of 192
    Quester to taxcontrol
    Prayers sent for Jana's healing, successful treatment, and complete recovery.
  • What Darwin Didn't Know

    01/31/2009 5:58:52 PM PST · 40 of 42
    Quester to oldmanreedy
    Real free wil requires that we not only be allowed to make decisions for ourselves ... but also that we face the consequences of making those decisions.

    So everyone who gets cancer deserves it, because it is the just and logical consequence of some decision they made?


    NO ... people get cancer because humankind, both collectively and individually, have made decisions that make cancer a reality in our lives.

    A sampling of such decision-making is ... smoking, poor diet, damage to our environments, poor genetic matching, etc.

    So you feel lung cancer is the appropriate punishment for smoking, huh? You're more extreme than the most PC anti-smoking libs!


    NO ... it's not about punishment ... it's about natural consequences.

    I would say that getting hit by a car is a harsh punishment for playing in the street ... but that's just it. It's not a punishment ... it's just a natural consequence.
  • What Darwin Didn't Know

    01/31/2009 5:57:02 AM PST · 37 of 42
    Quester to oldmanreedy
    You didn't explicitly answer my question, but I think I phrased it badly, so let me amplify. What I want to know is if you consider specifically cancer a necessary consequence of free will. I'm not interested in other diseases, natural disasters, black-on-black violence or the death of Bambi's mother. Is there some component of free will that absolutely requires the presence of Hodgkin's Lymphoma in the world? Name it, please.

    Real free wil requires that we not only be allowed to make decisions for ourselves ... but also that we face the consequences of making those decisions.

    Though we don't know every facet of why any cancer exists in the world today, we do know that some (and perhaps, all) cancer is a result of poor decision-making by mankind, both collectively and individually.

    A sampling of such decision-making is ... smoking, poor diet, damage to our environments, poor genetic matching, etc.
  • What Darwin Didn't Know

    01/28/2009 4:47:46 AM PST · 29 of 42
    Quester to snarks_when_bored
    The things you say make sense...in a cosmos that hasn’t been designed and built by an all-powerful, all-knowing deity. In a deity’s cosmos, there would seem to be no need for “uncontrolled” anything, if the deity so chooses.

    Mankind ... is, obviously, an uncontrolled element in the cosmos. And it is not unreasonable that a designer (even an all-knowing one) ... might have a design purpose for that.