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Mexican illegal immigration into the USA
by Anthony C.. Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:32 PM
Presuppositional Debate
by Tom. Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:12 PM
Question about sermons
by Johan. Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:54 AM
Same sex atrraction sinful then what?
by Tom. Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:35 AM
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:54 PM Question about sermons [by Johan]
Good day!

I have a question about making connections/links between different parts of Scripture in sermons.

Last Sunday we had the second in a series of sermons on Judges. In this case the sermon was mostly about Judges 2. I am not going to give all the background on the sermon. Towards the end of the sermon, the pastor referred to Judges 2:19 where it is stated that after the death of judge the people returned and corrupted themselves more than their fathers etc. The pastor pointed out that what we see in the book of Judges is a downward spiral for Israel. He then said that this downward spiral is a call for the Messiah to come.

My question is whether, in this specific case, it is really valid to make such a link. One can argue that there is nothing wrong with it, but is this really what the message of verse 19 is? Obviously the pastor wanted to make a connection with the Gospel and to some extent I am fine with that. But, as I said, is such a connection really "valid"?


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Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:07 AM Presuppositional Debate [by Tom]
I just watched a video by Sye Ten Bruggerncate who is a Presuppositional apologist. I must say that as I watched it, although I consider myself a presuppositionalist; I found myself getting annoyed at how he presented himself. I agree 100% that we should never give up Scripture as our ultimate authority. I agree with him that often we as Christians try to obey Matt. 28:19, forgetting the word “therefore”; which refers back to what was said earlier in verse 18. “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,"
In other words there must be an ultimate authority to which we base truth on and Sye is correct, we should never give up that authority. We also know that the Bible says that everyone already knows God, because He has shown it them this truth in creation. (Roman 1:19-20)
He was correct the other men needed to repent for not believing Scripture. Especially the guy near the end, who said he was a Christian, yet did not believe hell is real.

Why then did I not like how Sye was presenting himself? I am trying to put a finger on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQKjUzotw_Y&t=2948s

Tom
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:50 AM Same sex atrraction sinful then what? [by Tom]
Do you agree, or disagree with the following link's view on same sex attraction?
http://www.dennyburk.com/if-same-sex-attraction-is-sinful-then-what/#more-35212

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Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:32 AM Mexican illegal immigration into the USA [by Tom]
I just finished listening to an interesting broadcast on Dr. Albert Mohler’s ‘The Briefing’.
https://albertmohler.com/2018/06/18/briefing-6-18-18/?mc_cid=e870569d53&mc_eid=ab5fb0a16a
The basic topic is Mexican illegal immigration into the USA; especially how it pertains to separating children from their parents.
The question was asked: “Why would Mexican parents risk their children from being separating from them?”
The answer: was equally if not more troubling: “The risk is not as bad as staying in Mexico.”
Thinking about this particular issue, I think the US government is caught between a rock and a hard place. The laws that separate the children from their parents are created as a deterant. Yet to date, the deterrent is not working. No wonder past government administrations seemed content to ignore the problem.

Tom
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:15 AM TWU Denied Law School Accreditation [by Tom]
TWU Denied Law School Accreditation

Well it is official, after years in the courts Trinity Western University has been denied Law School accreditation.
The basic reason is according to the Law Societies of Canada is that TWU's covenant prohibits sex outside heterosexual marriage by their students and faculty. Also the law societies says it is impossible for a Christian lawyer to represent their clients fairly.
The societies say the covenant amounts to discrimination.

I am not a big fan of TWU, however I commend them for not compromising on their covenant. Which to me is a no brainer for any organization that calls itself "Christian."
This ruling does not surprise me in this day and age; where in Alberta, a Christian couple were refused being able to adopt because they believe marriage should be between one man and one woman.
https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4707240
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