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Once being an evangelical in America was a badge of honor. Once being an evangelical was a declaration of high moral principles. Once being an evangelical meant fidelity to scripture and to Christian values. Once it meant those things but not any more. Now it means dogged loyalty to republican values even when those values are completely immoral. Now it means loyalty to scripture is optional when voting intentions are in play. Now it means lies and deception are all okay from a political candidate because evangelicals will vote for that candidate if he/she is a republican.
This is the strange death of a religious movement by its own hand. A suicide carried out over decades.
I see this verse quoted all the time. What exactly is this verse about. Is it about the rapture of the Church? What do you think?
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
NOTE: I wasn't sure where to put this. If this topic is too hot for this area, please move it to where it is appropriate.
A child bride is defined by the United Nations as any girl who is married before her 18th birthday. It is considered a Human rights violation. This is because such a girl does not have an adult brain, meaning her sense of self is not fully developed and she lacks many adult cognitive/emotional skills. It is why in many places, these teens cannot consent to sex with adult men. It makes no sense that if they cannot consent to sex, that they can consent to marriage.
The marriage of children to adult men has a long and sordid history. Men marry girls for a variety of reasons:
They look hot
Their virginity is...
I want to understand the disconnect here. I almost feel as we are arguing the same point from a differnt perspective. So tell me what you think. I am thinking that if we have a more defined and stated position, we may have a better conversation seeing that an individual that has voted has stated their belief. There is then no question from where they are coming from once it has been made known.
Sorry, but I need advice and opinions here. What does it say in the bible about transgenderism? I ask this because I have seen many Christians embrace this transgenderism thing, as well as inclusion for LGBTQ people and acceptance. Please do not interpret this is gay bashing or hate, I just feel perplexed because I know that God made humans both man and woman, and that there is no such thing as "cisgender" and such. But now everyone seems to believe that there can be male brains in female bodies and vice versa. If its mental illness, how are we supposed to gracefully dialogue with Christians who seem to think "love is love" and that picking your gender is normal? I don't want to judge at all and say they are not Christians,...
Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. Luke 1:41d
One thing we know!
Do we know anything more about that?
I mean about that, the Holy Spirit "INSIDE" Elisabeth. What can we truthfully say, does Scripture say about that? (Not that it is actually a fetus, I don't think that is what it says.)
(I tend to think the next line, 42, is the actual actuality of "filled with the Holy Ghost" meant she SPoKE OUT WITH A LOUD VOICE.)
I like that explanation I don't think I know that explanation.
Quote. Pope Francis has signalled his approval of moves already under way in the Catholic church to change the line in the English version of the Lord's Prayer, from “Lead us not into temptation” to “Don't let me fall into temptation”. Noting that it was a bad translation, Pope Francis said: “It's Satan who leads us ... Unquote
I have never questioned this verse of scripture I have always assumed that I knew what it meant. The Pope's correction is dependant on his interpretation of the translation; I have problems with the words also but I don't see the Pope correcting the problem universally. I do not see any difference between being lead into temptation and falling into it; is temptation a place like hell or a state like euphoria. It...