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I am looking for an approach to Christianity that works. I've tried many churches, many popular pastors like Joel Osteen, Andy Stanley, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, and others, and many approaches. It seems like with a lot of them you have to do 1000 things right before you can expect an answer to your prayer - tithe, forgive, believe, don't wear your clothes inside out (Lol) and a thousand other things! Does anyone have an approach that works for them - that consistently results in answered prayers!
You Tube "Prophet" William Tapley, AKA Third Eagle, can really bust out the tunes. However, he is serious about his predictions. This July 2010 video he claimed Obama was "Beast #3" and the "Leopard king" who came from the sea. He said Obama would start a war. Does expanding the war to Syria count?
Apparently this guy has the goods on Trump as well:
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...