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I didn't know about the rape; the thread was about the music, and witchcraft isn't real. Harry Potter is fiction
The whole Harry Potter is not bad because is fiction excuse does not work. Jesus condemned the mind sin of lust (Which is fantasy) in Matthew 5:28-30. We are told to cast down imaginations and lead every thought captive in obedience to Christ Jesus in 2 Corinthians 10:5. Harry Potter is the glorification of witchcraft. God condemned witchcraft heavily in the Old Testament. To think about something sinful in a fantasy way does not make it any less sinful. Is cartoon porn okay? Surely not. Just because it is pure fantasy does not undo the fact that sin is being pushed or communicated upon the viewer. It's wrong....
In Islam there is a religious permission to lie, “Taqiyya,” which allows Muslims to lie to non-believers to advance the cause of Islam. There is also a religious justification of human trafficking in Islam, a system known as Kafala. Kafala, originally referring to the Islamic “adoption” of children, is an exploitive “sponsorship” system that results in the organized crime of human trafficking in Gulf Cooperation Council countries Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and some neighboring states. The two Islamic religious practices of taqiyya and Kafala combine to justify participation in a worldwide network of human trafficking for sex, labor, and harvesting of human organs.
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One of the traditions in a Jewish wedding is that the groom.... will give the bride a gift of gold before the wedding.
When Pastor Henry Gruver asked a Rabbi in Jerusalem about this phenomena he explained this to him which puts a whole new light on this phenomena that has been reported.
My question concerns those instances where someone states they believe p, and yet their behavior indicates they believe not-p. How are we to understand these instances?
In each example let's be generous and assume each person believes they believe what they say they believe.
Jim is at the Grand Canyon and says, "I believe it is perfectly safe to walk out on the skywalk." However, when he walks out on it he begins to shake, trembling with fear. Does Jim believe the skywalk is perfectly safe, or no?
Betty says that she trusts her boyfriend, Bill. And yet, when Bill is not around she often worries that he is acting in an untrustworthy manner. Does Betty believe Bill is trustworthy, or no?
More specifically, I'm looking for Bible commentaries whose authors were not heavily influenced by the colonizers. Ancient texts will work, but they're not preferable.
Note: Speaking of colonialism's influence, I'm including even modern societies which were heavily influenced by it. Put another way: Colonialism should not be in the lineage of the author's upbringing.
It is interesting that Franklin Graham, who preaches the straight simple gospel of Christ - that Jesus died for us on the cross to take the penalty for our sin, and when we repent and receive Christ as Saviour we will be saved, has been banned from many venues in the U.K. with the excuse that they don't want to discriminate and also have "hate" speech.
It is interesting that they welcome Muslim preachers, and Gay Pride speakers to speak whenever they wish. They don't want to discriminate against them, but they don't hesitate to discriminate against anything that is mainstream Christian.
The reason is that they hate Jesus. It is not surprising, because Jesus told His Apostles, "They will hate you because they hate Me." It was true...
My situation is as follows.. my name is Patrick, I have been living in a fornicating relationship with a woman who isn't married to me for 4 months , neither is she married to anyone else, I love her , but she's been constantly breaking up with me for reasons that I still don't understand, I've come after her so many times already and proven my love to her and we've come back together but recently things have hit an all time low in our relation.. she's been telling me to go after other women (sexually) to test me if I would be loyal, though the devil has deceived me into starting to believe that she was serious, though it was my own fault and foolishness and I am to blame falling for his lies, that I actually started looking and...
Did you know that our Heavenly Father, God, accuses us of being ignorant pretty much throughout the Holy Bible? Yep, it's true. For instance, even His watchmen, like me, He says are ignorant; I have no excuse! His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Isaiah 56:10
I'm guilty, and it may get me, and everyone I should be warning, killed. As the LORD told us in Hosea 4:6, My People are destroyed for lack of knowledge! The point is, what if our Father told us when this earth age was to end, and none of us took it to heart? What if we refused to listen to Him? Impossible, you say? Okay, in my opinion, our Father told us plainly how long this...