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Where are we headed?

April 21, 2013

As I look around at our ever-increasing insanity, I ask the Good Lord to come back now! We live in a culture of deviate self-centeredness. We kill our unborn children if they are inconvenient....

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rmiller

Apr-22-13 5:04 PM

Chuck,

I challenge your thinking, I even get flippant at some of your commentary - why?

I have met you and spoke with you on numerous occasions. Neither of those times were you insulting, derFor instance, derogatory, or antagonistic. For myself, I wonder why you do so on this, or other forums. Don't resort ot "other people do it" mentality. That doesn't hold water for any of us to act in like manner.

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rmiller

Apr-22-13 12:37 PM

It is no coincidence that there are those on here who "mock and ridicule" others for their belief in Jesus Christ. Christ said it would happen and it does. Regardless of one's choice to believe in Christ or not, doesn't change who He is. Why Jesus? Well, one for starters...no other man created god said, "I am the way, I am the truth...." Secondly, prophesy hundreds of years before He came here in the flesh, said He would and He did. Along with His first coming being truth, (historically and Biblically) His death and resurrection, to include all the events that transpired during His trail and crucifixion, were also prophisied hundreds of years prior to His coming. The Bible does not contain everything and He also says that in His Word.

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rmiller

Apr-22-13 12:28 PM

For instancce, I spent three years in Japan. One of the wonderful blessings I received from their culture (which inter-twines with their religion) is their fierce loyalty and resepct for elderly and senior family. While I am not Catholic, I respect their unwavering stance against homosexuality and the unborn sanctity of life. I am not Muslim, but the Islamic faith, for all its faults, has a higher set of moral standards than do many Americans. I'm not an adherent of Confucious, either but he taught some invaluable lessons on life and the treatment of others. Ultimately, it isn't about what I think is true, but what is true. I don't beleive in moral relativism because that invokes human understanding and feelings into the lot, thus removing equality for all, despite what post modernists claim. I have to get my spell checker on..:)

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rmiller

Apr-22-13 12:18 PM

David,

I appreciate your posts and your thoughts. My Savior doesn't have "warts". However, I will agree with you that "religions" do have flaws. I have hundreds of them personally. I also know that the longer I live, 61 almost :) , the more real Christ has become to me, my family and loved ones. I have a deep comittment to stay solid here in my testimony, as do others, in trying to share the person Of Jesus Christ to those we come in contact with. Let me try and explain how I feel with resepct to your assertion of religions having their "warts." cont.

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DavidBross

Apr-22-13 9:19 AM

RMiller, I certainly agree that there is much to be admired about Christianity and the majority of Christians. I should have made that clearer. I was responding to Erik's sweeping statements that I believe are actually detrimental to the causes and beliefs he supports. He is so sure he is completely correct. Every idea, belief, organization etc. has warts. That in itself doesn't make them less admirable. For example, I am left of center politically (No surprise there!!) but I think there are whackadoodles (great word, Nobud74) and nut jobs in my camp. I also don't agree with some important liberal ideas. So, while I do hold particular beliefs very firmly, I do realize my beliefs have downsides and can be improved.

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CMReeder

Apr-22-13 8:12 AM

nobud, ritty was very offensive not disagreeable. The right is the ones with whips in their hands.

Ritty, 'in the tank with the left' I have really good company in that tank.

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CMReeder

Apr-22-13 8:04 AM

Well Relene, you are as sick as Keith.

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superduper

Apr-21-13 10:49 PM

Beware the Snakes of Christ.

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rmiller

Apr-21-13 10:39 PM

"Christian values stifle liberty, freedoms, creativity, thought. Christian values created immorality"

And you called Keith sick????

Do you know what an absolutely assinine statement you just made?

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rmiller

Apr-21-13 10:37 PM

Texas,

We stated posts on our purpose here on earth. And, the time is getting short. All the "reclaiming" America, won't work, when done by men and done through their own power. We need a heart change and a revival before America has any hope.

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rmiller

Apr-21-13 10:33 PM

David,

""Christian values freed slaves." They were also used to enslave people. "

I'm always sorry when many travesties against other humans are done in the name of Christ. Indeed, He would never condone the treatment of slaves that any human being would perpetrate on another. I am saddened that your experience with "Christians" obviously has been tainted. Trust me when I say, not all we Christians are cruel.

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rmiller

Apr-21-13 10:28 PM

Evelyn,

I was with you until you swore as part of your conclusion. You can't talk like the world and espouse Christ in the same breath.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-21-13 8:51 PM

Cont>>>

gentleness and respect"

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-21-13 8:50 PM

"We of faith need to stand up and take our schools, universities and country back. We need to give a*****and get involved."

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"Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people." --Jude 1:3

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” --Matthew 28:19-20

As honorable as is sounds to "take over schools, universities, and country", God has instructed us to share the gospel message, contend for the faith, and make disciples.

As we are instructed in 1 Peter 3:15b "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with ge

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-21-13 7:56 PM

"As I look around at our ever-increasing insanity, I ask the Good Lord to come back now!"

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M. Rall,

God's plan is that there are many more to be saved. He will determine the time of His return.

In the meantime, the field is ripe for harvest. Pray that God send more harvesters..

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DavidBross

Apr-21-13 7:44 PM

"But, if it makes you feel better, it was white,Christian men who freed th slaves, gave women the right to vote and established invidual rights over collective rights." The same people enslaved people, withheld many rights from others and established their rights to control others.

"Christian values freed slaves." They were also used to enslave people.

Erik, there is much that is great about this country. I think you take away from that greatness by not acknowledging the warts. Your posts of 10:23 and 11:39 are good examples.

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Ritty77

Apr-21-13 5:23 PM

"I have to wonder why a sick conservative like Ritty would be interested in what is my bedroom to begin with? So much for liberty and freedom let alone individuality."

You're right, Chuck, it's none of my business. My bad. Actually, you work for a living, and are a law-abiding citizen—that's all a fellow citizen can ask. It's puzzling why your so in the tank for the Left.

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nobud74

Apr-21-13 1:12 PM

Were you there Chuck, whip in hand? See how stupid your remark is? It is possible to disagree without being disagreeable.

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CMReeder

Apr-21-13 11:57 AM

It is obvious what is in a conservative's bedroom.

Restraints!

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CMReeder

Apr-21-13 11:53 AM

You did Bobbie.

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CMReeder

Apr-21-13 11:53 AM

I have to wonder why a sick conservative like Ritty would be interested in what is my bedroom to begin with? So much for liberty and freedom let alone individuality.

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CMReeder

Apr-21-13 11:46 AM

Christian values stifle liberty, freedoms, creativity, thought. Christian values created immorality.

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CMReeder

Apr-21-13 11:45 AM

Christian values killed people.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-21-13 11:39 AM

nobud:

Wrong.

The Founders were OK if states wished to create a state religion. They specifically restricted the federal gov't from establishing a national religion.

But, if it makes you feel better, it was white,Christian men who freed th slaves, gave women the right to vote and established invidual rights over collective rights.

Jews, Muslims and every other religion never produced people who looked beyond their faith and established freedoms for all.

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gavinf56

Apr-21-13 11:19 AM

So Erik, was it the Christian values of the Puritans or the Quakers that did those things?

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