@Blacktooth, imagine who's raising the new crop of monsters.
When monsters raise kids, those kids inevitably turn out worse and so on down the line.
 April 14, 2016 at 11:19am
The Law given to Israel included many requirements to keep the nation morally and physically clean, to be fit, to produce the promised Messiah. The Law included the Ten Commandments that were given through Moses and if every law was ended when Christ was sacrificed, then stealing, adultery and many others would also end. But we know they continue because many laws are based on principle and we respect those principled laws out of respect for God’s feelings. We do not want to disrespect our Grand Creator.
Marking up a person’s skin is not respectful toward God who created us.
 April 14, 2016 at 11:02am
The problem with tattoos is you have to live with them, and hide them under certain circumstances.
 April 14, 2016 at 10:59am
Do people paint pictures and words all over their cars?
Mark Driscoll is nobody to take theological advice from. He lacks a basic understanding of the Scriptures. He was involved in much more than "controversy" in his last ministry - Google him.
Mark Driscoll has numerous serious issues, and should not be giving advice on anything..
BUT.. Taking his logic on the verses in question, then it's ok to whore off my daughter, because after all, that was just ceremonial law?
The whole 'blood in animals' thing goes down a different path - it was common in that day to 1.drink the blood 2. NOT bleed out an animal, and 3, not cook properly.
The law there was a protection for the people (just as is the idea of whoring your kids, nevermind the idea that it is a total affront to WHO God is!)..
Again, Driscoll needs to take a few years off from teaching and work out his own theology....
April 14, 2016 at 10:30am
Why is it that 50 years ago humans did not have this kind of wranglings? Now, we can’t live in peace with anybody because every single person has their own preference as to what is right and wrong.
There are no standards anymore by which society governs itself. It’s a free-for-all now and may the stupidest person win.
Very easy, Blacktooth. It's Alinsky 101…he took Maxist-Leninist doctrine and distilled it so that they will ultimately enable division and conquest in the US. Remember, Communism essentially failed here in the US even when the Depression was at its worst because 1) the middle class was the single largest component of our society, 2) people, even immigrants, aspired to become American rather than “residents” here in the US, and 3) people still aspired to success and achievements beyond what their predecessors had. In order for progressivism to succeed, it had to break down each of those segments and it would take generations–constantly attacking the church’s role in our society, attacking the family, attacking the work ethic & generally looking for any opportunity to sew conflict. Voila…here we are. You are looking, across our society, at the results of a multi-generation effort by the leftists / progressives.
Even in the pre-Christian era there was some discussion of relativism gone amok. I recommend several books by Mortimer J Alder starting with 6 Great Ideas.
Real good vs apparent good were addressed rather well. We can never be mistaken about our wants, but can be mistaken about our needs. What humans truly need to flourish is consistent among all people though the details on how we address those needs vary.
There may be better or worse ways to achieve your goals or fulfil your needs based on your ultimate objective. Just as there is a right way to bake a strawberry cake to get a certain result, there is a right way to live to achieve certain objectives. There is a way to define a common human goal that all people 'should' strive for, because people should want what is truly good for them as human beings (all equally human) , regardless of our differences in personal preferences etc.
Obviously not enough space here, to get into the details. It's worth your time if you haven't read it - or think there is no goal all humans can/should hold in common, or have assumed that only religion, and not logic could address that. The two can, and I think should, go hand in hand.
 April 14, 2016 at 10:18am
I am so sick and tired of every issue in the world boils down to racial division.
The left needs victims to create and exploit or the left will die.
You're a racist. #whiteteethmatters :>)
Why is it that 50 years ago humans did not have this kind of wranglings? Now, we can't live in peace with anybody because every single person has their own preference as to what is right and wrong.
There are no standards anymore by which society governs itself. It's a free-for-all now and may the stupidest person win.
Black people are getting upset because the LGBTabcdefghijklmnopqrstuv crowd is stealing their thunder!
 April 14, 2016 at 9:51am
Well, Jerusalem is in Israel so………..
We do need to face facts.
 April 11, 2016 at 2:55pm
It is like Sodom already.
It is even worse, because of the national and international scope of the perversions.
Sodom and Gomorrah were two small cities but now it is international in magnitude.
March 28, 2016 at 9:30pm
You are probably right.
March 28, 2016 at 9:02pm
He doesn’t live in the box, it just houses his bed.
This comment came be made only by one who has white privilege in a country founded on racism by white men.
 March 18, 2016 at 3:09pm
Some cannot approach the Bible with the humility needed to learn.
They want the Bible to confirm their learned falsehoods, they are not open to what the Bible actually teaches.
Get rid of what you think the Bible says and sit down quietly and read it. Let God’s Word teach us.
Maybe this comment will get approved. Yes, read the bible. Read the entire bible. Ask questions often and wonder why this said bible has a lot of contradictions.
If you think the Bible has contradictions, they you simply do not understand it.
@kelvin.johnson wrote: If you think the Bible has contradictions, they you simply do not understand it.
You have access to the internet. Use your favorite search engine and you will see, first hand what I'm typing about.
The bible has hundreds of contradictions. You are simply ignoring them.
I have looked at those supposed contradiction listing websites and can tell you I can debunk all of their claims. The supposed contradictions are almost all borne out of a profound ignorance of scripture and how the Bible is assembled. The few that are not are errors in translation from one version to another, but these go away when one looks at the original languages, particularly the NT. Sorry chum, no contradictions except between your own ears.
 March 18, 2016 at 2:45pm
I could not endure more than 2 minutes of this guy. I do agree though that kids do need a mother and a father.
March 13, 2016 at 7:01pm
Do you think God hates arrogant you?
Did he offer up his son as a sacrifice for your benefit?
Black tooth: Of course she should have. The White House should not have to serve visiting dignitaries/heads of state on cracked or chipped plates. I've seen the sets and they art very elegant with the highest office of the country foremost in mind. Not as flamboyant as James Madison's, but refined.
[-2] February 21, 2016 at 4:08pm
The governments of the world will soon tire of the constant Catholic arrogance and will turn on her with a severity unseen in all history.
Why not let a beautiful story thoughtfully portrayed lead one to read more stories in the Bible. Love reading the Bible, but have loved seeing The Bible AD on TV, Son of God, Greatest Story Ever Told and the Ten Commandments. Often times it makes me run to the Bible and say did that really happen? Let's find out.
February 11, 2016 at 1:30am
A person has no right to use land he does not legally own.
Which person and 'using' it for what reason? Those who owned it or those who take it from those who owned it first? You don't like it? When the government comes for your mom's house, where will you go? This place is in the middle of nowhere and it is a building that has no relevance to anyone ever at any time.
We The People, own that land, not the federal government.
GOD OWNS ALL THE LAND. MAN TAKES IT AWAY, AS HE DOES EVERYTHING HE WANTS, RUTHLESSLY AND WITHOUT REGARD TO WE, THE PEOPLE.
God WILL repay.