Blood Bought, Born Again, Child of the King, Created for Good Works ~Eph.2:8,9 John 1:12-13.
I do not claim to certainly hold the truth, but I rest in the knowledge that the Truth holds me.
I believe that God has called me to serve within the Body of Christ particularly through a defense of the rational merit of the Christian worldview. Christianity can stand the rigors of intellectual analysis, and I would love to interact with any questions or doubts that may be troubling you. By the way, "Proskunetes" comes from Koine Greek meaning "worshiper."
I Corinthians 10:31 - Do ALL to the glory of God!
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AndrewHey this is a little late but Welcome Hope to Chat with you sometime!
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StephanieHey, welcome to c28. My name is Steph. Glad that you are here :)
Planned Parenthood is a filthy, disgusting, rotten, evil corporation in which does more abortions than anyone in the world and did you know that me and your parents or anyone who pays taxes pays for this organization? Yep that's right the government takes our tax money and gives it to planned parenthood for free over 300million dollars a year to be exact.Planned parenthood has also been caught on tape aiding human trafficers giving them advice on how to get these poor girls ssc numbers and even help getting them birth control so they don't get pregnant while they are forced to prostitute, and planned parenthood has been caught supporting and aiding these criminals not to mention millions and millions of babies they have murdered. Mention to your parents planned parenthood and tell them about this horrible organization and tell them to contact there local or state representatives to learn how to vote and support people and elect them into government who fight against this organization. Obama needs to stop using our money to support abortions through this disgusting disgraceful organization.
I can't wait for college!! I'm applying for enrollment at the moment!
I'm applying to a community college for my associates degree in Journalism/Communications.
It's cheaper than a university.
So, where are you applying to??
Community College, State University??
To be fair, there are plenty of on fire Christians on the campuses of Christian colleges. It's true that you'll get those that would rather not be there or are simply complacent believers, but don't discount the many solid believers that you'll run into at Christian colleges (and secular ones for that matter).
Like in all other cases, it all depends on which groups of friends you get plugged in with.
Steph, if you don't mind me asking, which Seminaries you looking at? Are you looking more for a Nouthetic counseling style or otherwise?
Okay so my pastor shared this awesome quote today during his sermon by C.S. Lewis and I thought I would share with you guys. If anybody else has cool quotes feel free to post them :)
"?If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." - C.S. Lewis
"Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don't you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone up higher, that is all; gone out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal, a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body like unto His own glorious body. I was born of the flesh in 1837. I was born of the Spirit in 1856. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit will live forever" ~D.L. Moody
hmmm...SO MANY!!! haha
Here's a few to get started:
William Lane Craig - Great Philosopher and a leading Christian Apologist
JP Moreland - Great Philosopher and passionate about the things of God (also my Metaphysics Professor =P)
Ravi Zacharias - Brilliant Christian Apologist
Gary Habermas - Great defender of the historical case for the Ressurection of Christ, a professor at Liberty, and an all around caring guy with a thick Detroit accent
Stephen Meyer - Fellow at the Discovery Institute and author of "Signature in the Cell," a smart philospher of science
Hugh Ross - Founder of the Old Earth Creationist ministry Reasons to Believe, has a PhD in Astronomy, is a pastor, and one of those brilliant guys I love to listen to (reasons.org)
Mark Driscoll - Shock Jock type pastor that will hit you in the face with the truth
Paul Washer - Great preacher! Check out his "Shocking Youth Message" on Youtube
John Piper - Even though I'm not a Calvinist, I love hearing him preach =)
Ok we all know what the Bible says on same-gender marriages, but it's kind of hard to fight this topic in today's world because it's a "Free world" you know?
I mean sure it's a freedom but as a Christian, it's wrong. So when I hear about anti-gay places I sort of cheer because of people standing up for what they think is right, but at the same time all the world is complaining because it's anti-freedom.
And I do not support people bulling and name-calling gay people either. I hate it in fact. I hear people (read it online actually) making fun of gay people. wrong. we're supossed to love them.
just saying going to bed now night :p
I am sure these struggles have been excruciating at times for you. I have not struggled with homosexuality in my life, but each of us have had to bear the weight of different personal sins. As a brother, I humbly challenge you to keep pressing on to live victorious in Christ over any sin that would plague you.
One thing that we should never do when confronted with a tendency toward a particular sin is conclude that God made us that way. We can often make this mistake due to setting up a false dichotomy. It is not either you chose to be gay or you were born gay. There are many social factors, and indirect choices we can make in our lives that lead us toward a tendency to sin. For example, I would suggest that most racists do not wake up one day and decide that they want to hate all the members of a particular group. Since they didn't make this "choice" consciously, should I conclude that they were born that way, or possibly that God made them that way? No, they were probably social factors that caused this disposition, and various indirect choices along the way that brought them to this very wrong and sinful inclination.
Even if I granted that one can be born gay, it would not justify the action. There are those that have a genetic disposition to alcoholism. Does this mean God made them this way, and it is no sin to live the life of a drunkard? In the same way that we must conclude no in the latter, we must come to the same conclusion regarding homosexuality.
Please, please, please do not turn your back on God during this time. Watching a close friend walk away from Christ because of this issue tore me to pieces. God can enable you to overcome. You can live the victorious life. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 10:13, "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." There is a way of escape. There is no promise that it'll be easy, but each of us are called to die to ourselves and be alive in Christ (Romans 6:11).
There are believers that have walked through these some struggled, but have come out of them victorious in Christ. Yo may want to check out a Christian ministry that is dedicated to these struggles and have people on staff that have struggled but found that way of escape. I am aware of Exodus Internation (http://www.exodusinternational.org/), and I'm sure there are others as well.
Nazira, I know we don't personally know each other, but do know that I love you girl. Even having only read this one post by you, I consider you a dear sister in Christ, and will be hitting my knees in prayer for you.
This girl is gonna marry herself. wth? ?
"Age thirty is a prime period for me. My work and experience are in good shape, but I haven't found a partner, so what can I do?" Chen said.
The almighty Wikipedia designates the tomato as botanically a fruit, but treated as a vegetable in most culinary practices. Interestly enough the tomato is not alone in this "no produce land." The eggplant, cucumber and squash find themselves in similar predicaments.
Many have weighed in on the issue though. New Jersey made the tomato the state vegetable, and Ohio made it the state fruit, while the indecisive legislatures of Arkansas straddled the fence and made it both the state fruit and vegetable. Regarding a tariff law, the US Supreme Court considered it a vegetable, but the Council of the European Union mandated that it was a fruit.
O' the things one learns skimming Wikipedia. Stupid little red ball (and a poor tasting one at that) causing so much controversy. =P
So, I posted this on another thread but I want your guy's thought on this so I literally copied and pasted it to this new thread. :)
After long thought I have come to the conclusion that time itself is of Satan. (Daniel if you have scripture against it let me know lol not joking)
but like God made earth in 7 days, but it didn't matter which days they were at the time... and we take time and base our whole life around it, about as bad as money if you think about it... it distracts us from God such as telling us when is the best time to worship him, instead of as much as possible. it tells us whe to wake up and when to eat and what time is for work and what time is for fun... It goes fast when you want it to go slow and the day drags on when you want it to fly. The myans (or it might be aztecs...) even worshiped time, making it one of their Gods.... I'm making this a new thread lol I want opinions on this.
You said, " I guess we could say that its not time itself that is evil, just (for many) its how we use our time?" This would be the correct way to look at things. God is not against routine, as he set up a pattern of holy days for the Jewish people to remember. What is wrong is to take the time that we have and consider it our own, and feel entitled to spend it however we will. This selfish use of time could be done through meticulous scheduling or no planning at all.
The key is that we need to use this time to do all things to the glory of God (I Cor. 10:31). We need to examine ourselves and make sure we are doing as Paul instructed, "making the most of your time, because the days are evil" (Eph. 5:15).
We are to obey God's commandments, and you are right to assert that doing so is not a burden. However, you have missed the point that observing the Sabbath is NOT a commandment for the people of God today. If it was, I would gladly follow the commandment, but it is not. Therefore, no amount of encouraging faithfulness to God's commandments will convince me to observe the Sabbath out of obligation. It would be like trying to convince me that I'm obligated to follow NY Motorcycle laws, while driving around CA, or follow some 18th century British law even though I don't live in Britain nor is the law even in effect in Britain today.