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by Tom - Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:08 PM
Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty
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Re: Economics Tom Yesterday at 10:08 PM
By the way, I have some thoughts on this myself.
However, I thought it would be good to get some other thoughts.
I thought I would add, that some Christians believe Acts 2, shows a form
of socialism, in the early Church.
I disagree, because it was voluntary selling some of their possessions, in order to
support each other.

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Re: Antisemitism Awareness & Religious Liberty Anthony C. Yesterday at 03:21 PM
Hey Tom!

I am not advocating that anyone have as cynical and mistrusting view of the framing of public and/or reported events the way I do. I’m just saying that if something is presented as a crisis or emergency (requiring swift and immediate action and/or response), it may sound uncharitable to question it, but I’m sorry, none of these high profile entities have earned our trust. So we place our trust where it should be. The speaker is doing the two most important things in my eyes. He is placing His trust and priority in the most important thing (and putting those words into action, him being an ethnic Jew and highlighting his special accountability to believe the gospel almost brought me to tears). The other vital thing he’s doing, which if done correctly is also very important, is promoting Christian liberty in society (the freedom to teach, preach/promote and share the gospel without restriction). I saw and heard a brother in Christ with a gratitude-filled heart for the lost. What’s not to like? I’m jealous and envious (in a positive, loving sense). The hosts are fine too. Good men all around from what I can tell! Seems like a good podcast. I like Voddie B. too. Obviously, I’m not a Baptist, but they are ok in my book.

I love the Jews. I think they were systematically driven from their homes throughout Europe during/following WW2. I believe it was a coordinated effort by the power-elite to secure a strategic geopolitical presence in the region. I also think they are being used and sacrificed in a similar way today. So you can doubt the legitimacy of my perspective and still understand I have no bias or prejudice against innocent civilians who are powerless to control the harsh circumstances thrust upon them.
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Re: New Controversy with John MacArthur Pilgrim Fri Jun 07, 2024 10:35 PM
Originally Posted by Tom
This is however something that is making Reformed Christians condemn him.
scratch1 "Reformed Christians" condemn MacArthur because he is relying upon the inspired Word of God to deal with the problems that people have in this life? MacArthur recognizes, as did Adams, that there are legitimate physiological causes for wrong behavior. Adams related a pericope from his experience dealing with a young man who did little else but sit on his mother's couch and watch TV. When asked what his problem was, he told Adams that his "therapist" told him that he had mental illness. Adams continued to ask him what "mental illness" his therapist told him he was afflicted with. Continuing the conversation it was revealed this young had no physical problems and he himself was the problem; he was sinning for not working and earning an income to support himself and contribute to his mother for the upkeep she provided him. Adam's concluded with telling the young man that he had no "mental illness" at all, but if he was to "part his hair with a crowbar", he would indeed have "mental illness". Adams and I am confident that MacArthur would strongly recommend that any person he counseled for "problematic behavior", to get a physical examination to determine if there was some physiological issue and then determine how to proceed to help the individual's problem. Today's clowns who are psychiatrists who prescribe all manner of drugs to correct behavioral and/or emotional disorders, so called don't have a clue about dealing with the fallen nature of man. igiveup
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Re: Is the church in crisis Tom Tue Jun 04, 2024 12:12 AM

In your number 3. If you think I am a person that worries about what others think of me and my views. You do not know me very well. Regardless of the fact I cut my Reformed teeth here.

You might remember, many years ago, I was convicted that Calvinism was biblical. Yet I knew that it was going to cost me in terms of family members and friends should I embrace it.
Those were some very painful times in my life and looking back I was correct; but well worth it.

On the Wilson issue, as I have stated I have friends on both sides of the issue.
Many very knowledgable on both sides.

I will be doing a bit more research, which includes what you just said.

Perhaps, I would have been better off leaving the Wilson issue alone, because he is not someone I follow.

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"God's Strange Calling" by C.H. Spurgeon Pilgrim Sat Jun 01, 2024 10:02 AM
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, who is hopefully familiar to all who profess to be a Christian, that renown preacher of the 19th century preached a sermon on August 28, 1864 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington that is one of my favorites. Of course, one would be hard pressed to limit how many of his sermons are one's favorites. giggle The text from which he preached was 1Coriinthians 1:1 26-29. Let his words be a reminder of who the sovereign God of the Bible is, His gracious and merciful will is in regard to fallen mankind, and how it is a loathsome and helpless sinner is brought to union with Christ, having all one's sins forgiven and made an adopted son of God.

You can read this marvelous sermon now by clicking here: God's Strange Calling


You can read this also in the Notable Sermons Library section of The Highway here: God's Strange Calling


For later reading, visit the The Highway website and click on the "Sermon of the Month" logo.

In his service and grace,
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The Lord is Guardian of His People chestnutmare Fri May 31, 2024 11:03 AM
The Lord is Guardian of His People

For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. Zechariah 2:5
When war breaks out in a country, the people flee to the most safe and defendable place, which in times past was a city surrounded with strong high walls. Those that did not heed the warning and stayed outside when the gates were shut, would be found by the enemy and killed. Those inside would be safe within the walls. They could be defended with fewer people as long as the walls were intact. There was safety behind them with the hope that relief would come to defeat the enemy before they could knock down the wall. The wall was a separation between the people that were attacked and the aggressor. If no help arrived many or all would die because of hunger, sickness, or by the enemy breaking through. God, often in Scripture, uses these illustrations as in Nehemiah 2:17, “Then said I unto them, (the remnant of the Children of Israel) Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.” But this wall is only a temporary place of refuge or safety. The wall is man made and cannot keep the people safe for long.

Everything in this world is temporary, “But the word of our God shall stand forever” (Isaiah 40:8b). This becomes the hope and comfort of the people of God that no matter what happens here in the world, eternity is sure, as in John 10:28, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck out of my hand.” He (Jesus) brings all His people safely to the place He is preparing for them. Satan does much to cause them to almost despair of life, but he is defeated and can only do what God will allow him to do. God says, “Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further” (Job 38:11a): He (God) is the only Guardian worthy to have this title. His word is faithful and true, but only to those inside the wall of fire! Have you found it so? “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie” (Revelation 22:15).

Jesus alone will bring them safety and keep them safe as the Good Shepherd who gave His life’s blood to make the wall of fire eternally sure, to the praise of His great and holy Name. As the pillar of fire at the Red Sea separated Israel from the Egyptians, so also at death there is a great gulf fixed, so that those outside cannot come over, but also those inside are safe forever more. “To Thee, O Lord, I fly and on Thy help depend; Thou art my Lord and King Most High; Do Thou my soul defend. I praise the Lord above whose counsel guides aright; my heart instructs me in His love in seasons of the night. I keep before me still the Lord whom I have proved; at my right hand He guards from ill, and I shall not be moved. My heart is glad and blest, my soul its joy shall tell; and, lo, my flesh in hope shall rest, and still in safety dwell. My soul in death’s dark pit shall not be left by Thee; corruption Thou wilt not permit Thy holy one to see. Life’s pathway Thou wilt show, to Thy right hand wilt guide, where streams of pleasure ever flow, and boundless joys abide” (Psalter 29). Is this God your guardian?

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