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  1. Guns or security guards in churches

    In most Islamic states Christians are forbidden any firearms to protect them against their Muslim neighbors.
  2. Guns or security guards in churches

    Although not always armed, there already are guards at the entrances of many churches in the Middle East and Africa to keep Islamist suicide bombers from infiltrating the congregation and detonating a bomb. Some guards have sacrificed themselves to save those worshipping inside.
  3. ... and for anyone with eyes to see that reason has been all too obvious on Worthy forums.
  4. It does no such thing. "Modern American English relies heavily on present continuous tense verb forms instead of the more mundane present tense. In fact, the simple present tense is only regularly used in one way - to reflect an ongoing, regular activity." And make no mistake, this is about modern English, a language you are now reading.
  5. And so was C.S. Lewis, the foremost Christian apologist of the 20th Century.
  6. Then why didn't you just send me a PM instead of making such a show of it?
  7. What does James say about "works"?
  8. The passage is that you are being saved now (this minute), which agrees with the grammar for those "being destroyed." "The word 'being' is serving as what's called a present participle ... helping to create a form of the verb called the present continuous tense." This tense is used to denote actions both happening now and in the future. "Modern American English relies heavily on present continuous tense verb forms instead of the more mundane present tense. In fact, the simple present tense is only regularly used in one way - to reflect an ongoing, regular activity." But by majoring on a minor grammar issue you miss the main message, i.e., "Christ didn’t send me to baptize but to preach the good news." "... My brothers and sisters, Chloe’s people gave me some information about you, that you’re fighting with each other. 12 What I mean is this: that each one of you says, 'I belong to Paul,' 'I belong to Apollos,' 'I belong to Cephas,' 'I belong to Christ.' 13 Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you, or were you baptized in Paul’s name? 14 Thank God that I didn’t baptize any of you, except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that nobody can say that you were baptized in my name! 16 Oh, I baptized the house of Stephanas too. Otherwise, I don’t know if I baptized anyone else. 17 Christ didn’t send me to baptize but to preach the good news. And Christ didn’t send me to preach the good news with clever words so that Christ’s cross won’t be emptied of its meaning. 18 The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are being destroyed. But it is the power of God for those of us who are being saved. 19 It is written in scripture: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will reject the intelligence of the intelligent.[a] 20 Where are the wise? Where are the legal experts? Where are today’s debaters? Hasn’t God made the wisdom of the world foolish? 21 In God’s wisdom, he determined that the world wouldn’t come to know him through its wisdom. Instead, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of preaching. 22 Jews ask for signs, and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, which is a scandal to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles."
  9. Try it in the Amplified Bible. 1 Corinthians 1:18 (AMP) The Wisdom of God 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness [absurd and illogical] to those who are perishing and spiritually dead [because they reject it], but to us who are being saved [by God’s grace] it is [the manifestation of] the power of God. It's a question of how, not when.
  10. ... because Trump's "truthful hyperbole" is just like Gospel to the faithful.
  11. So we moderns are not better off with contemporary English and need to read the Bible in Elizabethan English? "... Why was the Elizabethan Language and Vocabulary different to many of the words in the modern English language that we use today? Why were words spelt differently in the Elizabethan language? Why does the language in Elizabethan manuscripts seem so difficult to interpret and translate? There are many reasons why we have problems interpreting and translating the Elizabethan language. It is little wonder that we need an Elizabethan language guide to assist with Elizabethan Language translations!" http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-language.htm
  12. Where "dishonest stuff" is everything -- but Trump's tweets to his faithful
  13. But your presence here and in other threads demonstrates that you actually haven't tried at all.
  14. Those who think they are saved by grace but kept by their own works clearly demonstrate that they don't understand Romans, a book that is understandable in a modern English translation.
  15. Take your own advice, and after you remove your log, then you can take the splinters out of my eye.
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