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  1. There is no place on the ballad for Jesus.
  2. For the nearly 5 million people who live along the U.S. coasts from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico and the West Coast, rising seas fuelled by global warming have doubled the risk of so-called once-a-century floods, according to a trio of environmental reports released on Wednesday. http://www.worthynews.com/top/uk-reuters-com-article-2012-03-14-uk-usa-floods-studies-idUKBRE82D0C520120314/
  3. "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed" ~Jesus So those blessed with higher incomes shouldn't begrudge paying tax on a larger proportion of there income as tax than those on lower incomes. Progressive taxarion is fairer than flat rate taxation. A rich person signs your paycheck bud. Don't forget that. Why should the rich be punished for being rich? Most of them worked for it. What a communistic crock. And my labour makes them rich. Paying tax isn't a punishment it ensbles the stable society in which their businesses operate and they live.
  4. One of the big things Jesus said about following Him points to the major problem with Christianity at this time in the west. "Deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow me." Once we allow God to deal with our old nature as he seems fit we become people willing to walk into the lions den. Not that we would be called to do that but we will be wiling to do that. Today with all the psychology, marketing, new age spiritual ideas, false prophets, twisted gospels and doctrines the cross is no longer central to their form of Christianity. God wants you rich, positive thinking, meditate to bring peace etc. The three basic things that all Christian doctrine is predicated upon is Jesus Christ and Him crucified, Him resurrected and Him coming again. All false teaching in some way messes with these three. Since the cross isn't central in their doctrine it isn't central in their lives. So we see a crossless Christianity. A crucified life. Ain't easy but the results are priceless. We can't speed up the work God is doing and will do in our life but we can sure slow it down. When Samson got in trouble with the whores he grabbed the door post. The door post is where the Jews put the blood of the lamb at passover. A type of the cross. He did the right thing and went to the Lord when in trouble but he never learned his lesson until he was blinded and weak. A sad story, may we learn our lesson sooner rather than later. The old song about clinging to the old rugged cross has it right. Deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Jesus. I think it was Paul who said "I die daily" and also "But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. " Gal 6:14
  5. Is this...your way of saying those who are low income do not work? What of this family?: A father works nights and sometimes doubles as a chef for minimum wage. One check is enough to pay their monthly rent. He gets two, sometimes three checks a month as he is paid every two weeks. The mother is a stay at home mom who tends to their two boys. One of which is struggling with health/developmental issues. They had to swallow their pride and apply for help. They receive medicaid for their children, wic, and now food stamps. They do not have basic television, or cable. They do not have multiple cars and have only now just gotten their first so this way they do not have to rely on others to help them get around. Otherwise, they walk everywhere they go. They do not ask for any more aid than the help they already get and feel bad for having to ask for... The mother is looking for a job so as to help the father out. Are they any less deserving than a wealthy person? Why? Think sometimes people have a hard time looking past their own noses....not to mention think some of the low income families are belittled because of their situation. While so few actually take the time to consider that not everyone was born middle or upper class. Some of us do not get the education that others do, some of us simply cannot afford it and make due with what we have. Think that social status should not denote or measure a person's worth...PERIOD there's a bigger picture. let's say that the chef ends up opening up restaurant (then a couple more) in his future after years of his struggling. Taxing him more after he built his assets from the ground up would be like punishing him for his success. as for the second bold point - that is a problem in the family and community. they do not tend to give back after they have moved up.
  6. Is this...your way of saying those who are low income do not work? What of this family?: A father works nights and sometimes doubles as a chef for minimum wage. One check is enough to pay their monthly rent. He gets two, sometimes three checks a month as he is paid every two weeks. The mother is a stay at home mom who tends to their two boys. One of which is struggling with health/developmental issues. They had to swallow their pride and apply for help. They receive medicaid for their children, wic, and now food stamps. They do not have basic television, or cable. They do not have multiple cars and have only now just gotten their first so this way they do not have to rely on others to help them get around. Otherwise, they walk everywhere they go. They do not ask for any more aid than the help they already get and feel bad for having to ask for... The mother is looking for a job so as to help the father out. Are they any less deserving than a wealthy person? Why? Think sometimes people have a hard time looking past their own noses....not to mention think some of the low income families are belittled because of their situation. While so few actually take the time to consider that not everyone was born middle or upper class. Some of us do not get the education that others do, some of us simply cannot afford it and make due with what we have. Think that social status should not denote or measure a person's worth...PERIOD
  7. "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed" ~Jesus So those blessed with higher incomes shouldn't begrudge paying tax on a larger proportion of there income as tax than those on lower incomes. Progressive taxarion is fairer than flat rate taxation. A rich person signs your paycheck bud. Don't forget that. Why should the rich be punished for being rich? Most of them worked for it. What a communistic crock.
  8. Again excellent questions. And again I hope to give an answer in a short form that will help. "I am the true vine and My Father is the vine dresser."....... "and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit." Jn 15 There are many people in the bible that show what you are going through. Their experience is our experience. These things were written for our learning. Abraham took matters into his own hands even though he knew the promises of God. But it wasn't until he went through trials and bad choices did he understand and grow in faith. Jacob through out his life struggled but in the end he knew what it all meant. Paul knew from the start he was to be an apostle to the gentiles. After his wilderness training he set out and was stoned and left for dead, had to escape from another place through a window in the wall of the city and who knows what else. Barnabas comes along and says follow me. Paul hangs out in Antioch for around another decade, I've heard arguments of three to fourteen years, before the Holy Spirit SPOKE TO THE CHURCH and said "separate unto me Barnabas and Paul". Notice also that Barnabas was still listed first. It wasn't until later that it became Paul and Barnabas. It took many years for Paul to grow into the ministry for which God called him. We don't understand what we are going through until we get through it. It is during these times that God will draw us closer but if it don't work the first time He will put us through it again until we get it. He loves us and is our teacher. Over all, Gods will is we love Him and know Him. We all have a calling, we all have a ministry. I'm sorry the discipleship in the west is so poor. Some of us know our calling from the start, I believe that's the exception to the rule. Most of us grow into and discover who we are in Christ but either way is not easy. The one thing is that your in the battle and not on the side, praise God, He will bring you to relying on His strength and break you of your own. His majesty is to great and bountiful for us to see. He holds all things together in the universe, from other planetary bodies orbiting around stars to the world in an atom, and we know what happens when we split one. That is why He has revealed himself to us in His Son. "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him." Jn. 1:18 Dealing with friends and family can be one of the hardest things we deal with especially when we are young in the Lord. Remember if someone is not open or interested but mock, wipe the dust off your feet type of thing, don't throw your pearls before swine. The best weapon we have is the Word of God and sometimes we need to leave it in it's sheath. Whats not spoken is many times powerful. We have prayer. Pray for them who reject you and most of all love God.
  9. This woman, or group or whatever, seems to suffer from acute mental blockage....what did they think the reaction would be? This is tacky, classless and disrespectful to our country. Since they're Americans they have even disrespected themselves. Complete morons.
  10. Aren't UltraLibDems using the wrong flag for Barack Hussein Obama's photo-op? Should it not much rather be that of the" Palestine Authority"?
  11. clinton wasnt as soft on our enemies as obama is. that is the major difference.
  12. Hi Renee I was once told that wisdom is not the property of just the old. My education of life and death started when I was about 2 and it continues even today. Much of what I have walked through sounds far too unreal to be truth, however one thing is, God Loves Me, and God Love You, and You the person that is reading this. How did the lie start? Onelight may be on to something, I went to one church that was telling me that my troubles were a punishment for my sins, they wanted more money. Most of any extra cash when to the hospital for my first little Girl, who suffered a SID's attack in the hospital and died for about 8 minutes, causing her to be retarded. The pastor of that church was caught having sex with my wife...I stopped going there!!! It was not God's punishment on me that a pastor fell into the snare....People Choose. I have come to understand that "God loves us so much that He gave His only Son for us," " US" includes my former wife, that pastor, and all the other people in the world that have done every evil thing that you can think of. Jesus, died for all of our sins, God is not, in Heaven causing us to have bad things happen to us. We bring that on ourselves or the evil within the heart of man does. Joh_3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 1Jn_4:11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. ( this is the part that most of we humans are having problems with, me included ) ICL~~~Dennis
  13. oldzimm and jason, the difference between clinton and obama is this: clinon: i didn't inhale obama (to a bunch of STUDENTS): haha, i won't say i didn't inhale, of COURSE i inhaled clinton at least had the good sense (if you want to call it that) to realize he shouldn't brag about his garbage.
  14. Yesteday and continuing today I praise God for 52 Valentine Celebrations with my dear husband. We celebrated our 50th last summer. Our first Valentine's day together was right after we got engaged in 1961. He had a friend of his make up a beautiful cake for me. I will always remember that. This year because of my diabetic diet he bought us a sugarless pie. And I fixed his favorite pizza while we watched an old romantic comedy with dinner. In the morning we enjoyed going out for breakfast something we usually save for special occasions. Just two of us..no kids or grandkids like the other holidays. Nice though and romantic. We have had our ups and downs and differences in all of those years and many trails and tribulations along with much grace and mercy from the Lord. I simply Praise Him for all and that we are still together. Amen and amen!
  15. Funny thing about environmental responsibility. Where does one draw the line? The electricity it takes to live the lifestyle we do (refrigerators, stoves, TV, computers, air conditioners, etc.) all has to be taken into consideration. If you think about it, everything that created energy is subject to creating an environmental hazard. What are we willing to give up? The only way to take a step in the right direction is to go back to the pioneer days, but wait, all the burning of wood causes another issue, especially with the worlds population being as high as it is now. We would soon run out of wood! Face it. Christ is returning very soon and then all will be well.
  16. An Inconvenient Truth My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4:6 ~ Sin Of sin, because they believe not on me; John 16:9 Does It In Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Romans 8:21-22 But God Puts The Period To The Hype And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. Zephaniah 14:12 And Did You Know He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36 Most Perish Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14 And Does Anyone Care?
  17. You Think Mr. O's Stalling Until Iran Gets And Throws Her Nukes Is Intended To Take Care Of The Palatinates As Well As The Israeli "Problem" The Anti-Semitism Welling Up From Underneath The White-House Looks Like 9/11 On Steroids To Me See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:15-24 Heaven Help US In Jesus' Amen
  18. Of course it is.... What A Relief! And Here I Thought It Was Made In Kenya....
  19. thank you for this wonderful update. As a mother of a twin who spent the first 2 months of her life in hospital, I know how it feels to finally take your baby home. what a wonderful day for them. Susan
  20. Knowing what the season is, is important. The following scriptures speak about the church and not secular unbelieving society. 2 Timothy 2 1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Looking to the Apostle Paul for guidance. 10But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. What we should expect almost 2000 years later. 13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. What should we do? 14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. We live in a time period where many think they are saved but are not. As it is written above they are deceived and being deceived. Paul basically tells us to learn the Word of God and put it to use reproving, correcting and instructing others in righteousness. These are referred to as good works. What are we seeing in the church today? Why are they not practicing what they are preaching? 13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. The church I was attending previously preached perfect sermons on the Christian walk of faith but always planted seeds within the preaching that said 'but you cannot be like this, no one can'. So no one ever was as they believed the false teaching. They loved to hear about God and his love but don't share his values. The truth is if you truly pick up your cross and follow Jesus, you will be hated. The ones who will hate you most will be the ones who have a false view of Christ that is revealed through your works of righteousness. They will call you proud, holier than thou and accuse you every chance they have of anything they can imagine. Examples of this behavior can be found all through scripture such as Davids brothers reaction when David asked why Goliath was being allowed to taunt Gods nation. We are in the last days and the birth pangs of the tribulation are being heard and felt. There are a great number of disobedient believers who think that Jesus is going to mysteriously appear and take them to heaven where they will be rewarded for anything good they did while their bad works are burnt up. Refer back to verse 15 to see their end. Instead what you can expect to see happen can be found in Isaiah 57. 1The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. People read Romans 8:28 and suddenly think that God is doing great things in their lives through the bad things that are happening to them but neglect to understand the verse within context that goes on to say "36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." I continue to read and reread the scriptures while praying for understanding of Gods ways that I might walk in them all. What I am made to understand is that I am expected to good no matter what befalls me. And I am to expect that much evil will come upon me as I choose to follow Christ. People hated Jesus because he lived out the truth. They nailed him to a cross because he was not a sinner and made them look bad. Nothing has changed since then. The Pharisees of that day are here present everywhere, laying in wait to destroy all true followers of Christ, ever accusing them and seeking to destroy them. But take comfort you who follow Christ as it is written "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." He knows your end, that it is the beginning of life for you on the new earth wherein righteousness dwells. If you have a tender fleshly heart, it is going to be painful every time you are on the receiving end of ungodliness but harden not your heart. Instead give more and more of yourself to those who despise and hate you, as your reward is great and your Father sees all things. Do not rejoice in the punishment of the wicked but mourn that it must be so as that is as our Father in Heaven. Jesus said "My sheep hear my voice and they follow me". We either are or are not his sheep. In Jesus Name, Gary
  21. I'm glad someone put this all together, though it does not surprise me. Too many people say he is a Christian because of this or that, that he claims Jesus is the Son of God, so he must be. Satan will also say Jesus is the Son of God, but that does not make him a Christian. Now they can look at his fruits and know who he really is.
  22. To stand outside the increase in lawlessness to maintain The Love of Christ in me! Love, Steven
  23. i feel a little bit green at the gils. the audacity! ugh, i have nothing but contempt for obama, but it has NOTHING to do with the color of his skin. it has to do with the fact that he and most of his fan club think that they are above the law. and can do whatever they wish without consequence. there is ONE good thing to come out of obama's presidency. my daughter, a former marine who didn't have a lick of interest in anything political, certainly not about voting, changed her mind after he took office. she has sense decided that every vote counts, including hers, and she'll do her part to make sure that the military never again has to suffer under the reign of a commander in chief who doesn't have their backs.
  24. Maybe you should live on the coast and experience it first hand before discrediting the warning. To be clear, are you ? 1. Arguing against that the world is in fact warming 2. Arguing against that the warming is caused by humans 3. Both Yes, exactly, and Anthropomorphic Global Warming has been completely debunked. If the world is warming, and the trends actually indicate that it is cooling, it is all due to God and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. There is in fact evidence that the worlds climate was much warmer at one time. (Evidence; Artic ice cores show that there were grassy plains there at one time) Apparently life thrived there at that time. There also were no SUV's roaming around the arctic plains in that day. Regardless, you do not have to live anywhere near a Coastline ever that is in fact your choice. Isn't Liberty wonderful? Please do wake up though because the Global Warming Hoax is nothing more than a way to take more of your hard earned money through taxation and to steal your Liberty. ....... and I thought you were a Ron Paul guy? Using God being in control is no excuse to not do anything about an environmental problem, or any problem for that matter. It is a shame that some Christian don't see the need to do anything to protect the environment. It is true that going to the extreme to protect the environment at the cost of lives is bad, but it is no excuse to not be environmentally cautious as the decisions you make impact your neighbors. Coral reefs dying and rising sea level are observable evidence of the climate warming. Just because the Earth have warmer climate in the past doesn't have anything to do with disproving the current trend? I am only saying that the world is warming, there is no denying that, what to do about it is a entirely different matter. Don't get confused between the fact that the world is warming, to the response that should be implemented. I'm not a Ron Paul guy per se, I just support his ideas of liberty, I would support any candidate for president that harbor his ideas (ie, following the constitution for once). Hey, I recycle. The world is not warming. On average Global Ocean surface temperatures have cooled over the last several decades. Look it up if you don't believe me. It is in fact very arrogant to think that something you did not create you could actually destroy. Not utterly destroy, but making it inhospitable to humans. Man have been responsible for desertification of many areas due to careless deforestation. Nuclear accidents have make huge land areas unlivable to name a few. It is not arrogant to think that we could destroy something we didn't create, because destroying it is easy to do. It is arrogant to not think we are responsible for protecting and care for it, because it was the first job assigned to mankind by God.
  25. That's a great question. I hope I can answer in simple form. When we walk in the natural man we are capable of what you see. When we walk in the Spirit we produce love. Jesus is the vine, we are the branches. As we abide in Him we will produce the fruit He intends in our life. Blessed is the man that loves the law of the LORD and on His law he meditates day and night....he will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water and produce his fruit in his season. Ps 1 Our relationship with Jesus directly corresponds to our devotion towards Him. The Word of God is central in our lives "Sanctify them thru thy truth , thy Word is truth" Jn 17:17 "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." Jesus said if you do not eat my flesh and drink my blood you have no part of me. He is the anti-type of the manna, eat the word, eating is believing. He is the word manifest in the flesh. Had a person say to me after I asked many questions, "Once I started to understand the bible it ruined my life." Doesn't sound like a good comment but I understood what he said. "Those that lose their life for my sake will find it." Once we realize there is nothing in this world of value we look heavenly. But to get to that point can take a while for some of us, we can be are hard cases. I'm a hard case. I know believers that give all to ministry. People who disciple others by their words and their actions. With all the false gospels and bad teaching being popular these days we don't see many elders. But God can make a difference in you, Pray and read, ask the LORD for a clean heart and a renewed spirit.
  26. Which is a misapplication of Scripture. The Bible is silent on voting because it was not part of the culture in which the Bible was produced. There is nothing unbiblical or against God's will where voting is concerned. It is not promoted by the Scriptures, but neither does it violate or go crosswise with Scripture. To say it is goes against God's intentions is just not something you can defend from Scripture. The Bible is silent on this isue. The bible is silent on voting for one reason I can think of. Democracy was not a practice that was "approved" by the Romans. The senate voted, but not the masses. "The power of Rome lies not in the marble floors of the Senate, but in the dust of the Coliseum". The Roman senate and various Emperors ignored this, and the dust choked the life out of Rome.
  27. Im glad to have inspired you. For me I have to believe that human beings have the ability to change and to suddenly identify things and open their minds up. I see little signs everywhere like I am currently getting stressed out looking for a new job (I thought this morning am I jinxed when it comes to work I got sick at the point of getting my dream job and started to feel alone) and then as I going out shopping for groceries I walk past a church with a new poster on the message board quoting Jeremiah 29:11( For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future) Your family in time will change if I could - I look back on how I used to be before and how closed my mind was and i would never go back to the old me not for all the money in the world!
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    Amen~! Yes I Do Think It Is Right To Believe And To Trust In The LORD Jesus No Matter What We May See, Hear And Experience And I Am Praying For The Kid. May God Protect And Comfort You And For Salvation And Baptism And I Pray For Your Pain Beloved. May God Heal Your Heart And Give You Peace In Jesus' Name Amen~! ~ The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them. Numbers 6:24-27 Love, Your Brother Joe
  29. Friend, no offense, but is English your first language? I have zero idea what you just said. Sorry.
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