Posted: 2017-11-14 21:59
People want life to be fair. Most are outraged when power is used to enrich oneself at the expense of others. Most are aghast at the idea of special treatment for certain classes of people except perhaps when they belong to the favored class! The truth that God does not show favoritism dawned on Peter in the course of being sent to Cornelius, an encounter that taught the apostle that he had to change his perceptions and practices. History tells us that the church still has improvements to make in this regard! What will be your part in making that happen? C. R. B.
Id even say that I would almost rather hang out with a bunch of people who don 8767 t even know the Lord, just because people who do are such fucking assholes, emotionally unstable, emotionally abusive, constantly bickering, constantly fighting, constantly creating drama, constantly bring each other down, constantly in a state of anger, or fucking horror.. I fucking hate all of this shit. You guys need a wake up call or something imo.. I fucking hate being around Christians who are like this. I 8767 m questioning if there are even Christians in America period, because it just seems like everyone doesn 8767 t even care about anyone but themselves.. I 8767 ve never been around so many agumentitive people in my entire life. makes me sick as shit.
Okay, here goes. Firstly, thanks for the article, secondly to all who have commented, it is interesting to see how the bible has been interpreted by each individual person. Yes, there were atrocities made by all our forefathers and even some of us from all races research and pray for revelation and you will see and have the truth revealed to you as God will give you what you need in the time you need and every day is a journey.
The Islamic religion claims that the Qur’an, revealed allegedly by the angel Gabriel to the prophet Muhammad beginning in 665 ., is the inspired and inerrant word of God. Such an assertion, however, is highly problematic, and many, many arguments could be given to convincingly refute it. In this article, I am going to offer one of those reasons, which I perceive to be the most damning. In future articles, we will consider some other serious difficulties with the idea that the Qur’an represents the revealed words of God. My argument here can be summarized in syllogistic form as follows:
The verse before us offers details similar to those in Mark 5:9. The attempts to bind the demonized man with chains and in fetters should not be seen as acts of cruelty. People apparently have tried to keep him from harming himself and others in the only way they know how. The man&rsquo s symptoms of uncontrollable outbursts and a range of antisocial and self-destructive behaviors might be associated today with severe mental illness. Luke is clear, however, that this individual&rsquo s problem is supernatural in nature: the man is under the control of the devil. The people of the first century know the difference between mental, physical, and spiritual afflictions (see Matthew 9:79).
Many other myths, including more ancient Roman ones, had an event where all the male children were killed, and the famous Romulus and Remus story is (once again) a good, famous example. The story of Moses also contains a period of time when all Jewish male children are being killed by the King of the time, when Moses escapes in a basket pushed down a river by his mother. The princess who picked him out of the water called him Moses, which means "picked out".
It is because of these verses that are similar to Proverbs, as you have quoted. Jesus could be black, but to obsess over it and attack other people over it and call people evil because they don 8767 t think Jesus had to be necessarily 8775 black 8776 (which is possible but not an issue of salvation), or to be obsessed with who the 8775 true 8776 chosen people are is not fruitful. I hope He hears from God of how hateful he (micheal) is. his obsession is not the right response to european interpretations of the Bible and art and culture.
The crowds also notice any visit by a publican. They too are well dressed. Yet their attire is not designed to show piety, but to flaunt wealth. They might be accompanied by servants to attend to their every whim and act as bodyguards. On seeing a publican in the temple, the people might mutter, &ldquo What is that snake doing here? He cheated me and got away with it! His very presence makes a mockery of our temple!&rdquo
Prophet Jesus was sent to straighten the words of God (Torah) which was altered by the people it was sent to, hence Injil, likewise with Prophet Muhammad and the Quran. Cause the previous nations ALWAYS altered their holy books when their prophet passed away or taken, just to suit their desire.
See the Muslims, wont argue that some of us have distorted mind distorted attitude, some also tried to do the same, altered the Quran. But Allah already promise He Himself will defend it, and He did. That is why Quran is still in its original form when it was revealed more than 6955 years ago. And how can you explain that a 6955 years old book got no error in grammar, or meaning, no mistake at all, if its not from God? Do you think Arabs is that smart?
Here we have a series of events spoken of so strange, so unusual and so extraordinary that, had they occurred, they must have attracted the attention of the whole world -- especially the amazing scene of the sun's withdrawing his light and ceasing to shine, and thereby causing an almost total darkness near the middle of the day. And yet no writer of that age or country, or any other age or country, mentions the circumstance but Matthew. A phenomenon so terrible and so serious in its effects as literally to unhinge the planets and partially disorganize the universe must have excited the alarm and amazement of the whole world, and caused a serious disturbance in the affairs of nations. And yet strange, superlatively strange, not one of the numerous historians of that age makes the slightest allusion to such an astounding event. 8776
However, the newspaper journalist did quote Mark correctly as Mark had shared that those caught up in cults are mainly loving and sincere people whom simply want to help others but the different was the gospel and their gospel refused the true Word of God as their gospel had been rewritten by man. (God 8767 s Word also is written that anyone whom adds to or takes away from any words written in God 8767 s Word is cursed of God) and because of this Mark said 8766 he needed to be responsible in taking care of the people that God had sent his way to care for 8767
(Leviticus 78:76, 77)
But that was also the year the law caught up with Michael, and he spent 98 months in prison. Although having accepted Jesus as Savior just before the marriage, it took some time for Michael to realize his need for radical life-change. It was during a second incarceration, of 79 months for violating parole, that he says he &ldquo ate, drank, and slept the Bible.&rdquo Since release from prison in 6999, Michael has become a Christian motivational speaker.
This is also besides the point that Israel will burn the Gog/Magog confederation 8767 s weapons for 7 years (Ezekiel 89:9). Can these 7 years occur during the second half of the 75th Week which is only 97 months in duration? The obvious answer is that God did not give this prophecy to Ezekiel in any symbolic sense it is literal prophecy to be understood literally. Therefore the amounts of time spoken of are literal as well.
Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. There is no getting away from it: the old Christian rule is, 8775 Either marriage, with complete faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence. 8776 Now this is so difficult and so contrary to our instincts that obviously either Christianity is wrong or our sexual instinct, as it now is, has gone wrong. One or the other. Of course, being a Christian, I think it is the instinct which has gone wrong.
Spurgeon - This proves the poverty of our Lord’s parents. If they had been able to bring a costlier sacrifice, they should have done so. The law required the offering of a lamb for a burnt offering but there was a gracious provision in the case of the poor mother: “If she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two pigeons the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.” Even in the case of a working-woman, the birth of her first-born son required from her a sacrifice but it might be of the smallest kind: “A pair of turtle-doves, or two pigeons.” Think of your Lord himself redeemed by a sacrifice, a pair of doves offered in his stead! What a wonderful coming down to our condition and position was this!
Peter&rsquo s response indicates his awareness both of Simon&rsquo s motives and the seriousness of what the man is attempting. Simon seems unaware that God&rsquo s gifts, including salvation and all that the Spirit can bring to a person&rsquo s life, are not for sale. They come to us as free expressions of God&rsquo s grace, not at the whim of human beings. This being the case, Peter cannot sell to Simon the ability he seeks, simply because it isn&rsquo t Peter&rsquo s to sell. Bestowal of the Spirit is by God&rsquo s decision alone.
Now this association is a lie. Like all powerful lies, it is based on a truth—the truth, acknowledged above, that sex in itself (apart from the excesses and obsessions that have grown round it) is 8775 normal 8776 and 8775 healthy, 8776 and all the rest of it. The lie consists in the suggestion that any sexual act to which you are tempted at the moment is also healthy and normal. Now this, on any conceivable view, and quite apart from Christianity, must be nonsense. Surrender to all our desires obviously leads to impotence, disease, jealousies, lies, concealment, and everything that is the reverse of health, good humour, and frankness.
It&rsquo s easy to condemn the robber barons of the 6855s and look with skepticism at the giving motives of today&rsquo s ultra-wealthy. But before we go down that path, consider this: a recent study reveals that those in the bottom 65 percent of income in the . are in the upper 85 percent income bracket of the world as a whole! When we realize that we are quite well off in a global context, any fingers we point at the ultra-wealthy may end up pointing right back at ourselves. C. R. B.
Finally, there’s a puzzling aspect of today’s first reading from the Acts of the Apostles. It presents an idyllic picture of faith, giving the impression that the fledgling Christian community had no inadequacies, no problems with which to deal. Yet the remainder of Acts describes how the community almost fell apart at the seams. There are episodes of confusion, squabbles, rivalry, deceit and recrimination. Luke records how those early community members grew as they came to appreciate the price of a mature faith that refused to see religion as an escape from the realities going on among and around them. So, too, for us, faith is not some kind of haven where we can ignore or dismiss what is going on inside ourselves and in the world around us.