Most Christians who understand Biblical teaching know that only God knows what is in someone’s heart and acknowledge that we cannot “know” who will or won’t be in Heaven. I think we will all be surprised to see who is and isn’t there. Just be sure you will be in a position to “be there” to see.
January 1, 2015 at 3:22am
Before any more judging is done take a look at this video! And, this kid obviously has two parents who aren’t dirt poor. The attitude of this kid is due to bad parenting and the obvious spoiling of a real brat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud4-rP2u-GQ
January 1, 2015 at 3:16am
Listen to yourselves, everyone, me included. I had to come to the rescue of a boy in our neighborhood who was about 12 years ago. His mother beat him everyday, she beat the father too (they were about the same size). She had 2 younger boys who could do no wrong. That boy was taken away from her and went to live with his Grandma and Grandpa who loved him dearly and he is a fine, loving dad and husband today. Please give some thought to what you are assuming, even if it turns out to be true, isn’t he entitled to have his circumstances checked out? By NOT doing that, he will become bitter and I wouldn’t blame him.
January 1, 2015 at 3:09am
The fault lies with the parents or lack thereof. Have you ever seen the body of a child who has been beaten. What if this child has been sold into the “sex-slave-trade?” Come on people, why are we assuming this child has not been horribly abused? He was lashing out like a deeply wounded child, for all of us who claim not to be racist, why are we judging him so harshly without hearing his story?
January 1, 2015 at 3:04am
I don’t know this boys’ story. Do you remember the police officer who adopted the two brothers that were being beaten and starved by their foster parents? That story was huge on the Blaze for a long time, even made it to Fox News. This boy looks younger than the older brother in the other story. Even this child deserves to have someone find out what’s going on.
 January 1, 2015 at 2:57am
You state: That little monster needs a good a**whoopin’ and then stick his hairy little butt in a detention center. Find his “mother” and stuff her butt with Norplant until it comes out of her ears. How about someone find the parents and see if they aren’t the ones that need an a**whoopin?’ They could be at home “High” for all we know and this kid could be screaming for someone to help! We really don’t know.
January 1, 2015 at 2:52am
He has probably been watching all the news stories Al Sharpton can put out. I wonder if Al will come to his aid?? I doubt it, the boy doesn’t look like he has any money to pay him.
 January 1, 2015 at 2:50am
If they had come, they would have been blamed for something.
January 1, 2015 at 2:47am
The PARENTS are responsible, children do not discipline themselves. This could also be true- and we need to consider it. What if this child’s parent or parents, or whoever doesn’t care about this child at all? What if this child is beaten daily by the ones who are supposed to be taking care of him. We have no idea what kind of situation this kid may be growing up in. I hope the truth comes out and this boy gets some help. He didn’t appear to be throwing a tantrum because he wasn’t getting something he wanted, I saw no parent figure anywhere. It is not far fetched to think he was being raised by his Grandmother and she died. He could be scared. I know this is a lot of conjecture but it is also a real possibility. I hope he gets some loving discipline.
 January 1, 2015 at 2:33am
The problem is bad parenting, or no parenting. Some people have kids (without making plans to), then they don’t bother to learn what to do with them when they get here. They spoil them rotten to keep them quiet, let them do what they want to not have to discipline, or treat them as if they are God’s gift to the world and they are perfect and can do no wrong. Then the kids find out not everybody thinks they’re all that and the kids flip out and the “parents” are completely useless and refuse to take any parenting advice for their “little angels.” It’s not the fault of the kids, someone needs to spank the parents and put them in “Time Out” until they learn to love and discipline their children. Allowing them to be monsters is NOT love.
November 25, 2014 at 7:19am
I was told by my children’s pediatrician many years ago that the reason they give as many vaccines as possible in one dose because they fear the parents will not bring their children back in for the remainder of the regimen. I tend to agree, sadly it is probably true. Although I chose not to vaccinate, I will continue to fight for the right of the parents to make an “informed” decision.
 November 25, 2014 at 7:04am
We need this article and we need more research because abortion is NOT the only reason infants die.
 November 12, 2014 at 1:37am
Just because it is law does not make it right. Would you be this adamant about obeying Jim Crow laws?
[-1] November 11, 2014 at 11:03pm
2 Timothy 2:23 New American Standard Bible:
But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.
1 Corinthians 2:14 (Amplified version) In Context | Whole Chapter
But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.
1 Peter 3:15-16 English Standard Version:
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
One of the commentors said (I’m paraphrasing), “time to sit back and watch the Christians bash each other.” Please, No! Regardless of what denomination, if any, you may claim as a Christian, first remember that we are “Followers of Jesus” above all else. Denominations were created by man not God. Anyone who truly wants to know what the Bible teaches should read the Bible. I would start with the New Testament, in any version you are comfortable with, contrary to popular belief, they all say the same thing using similar words.
 November 3, 2014 at 2:19am
Nowhere did adv3r5ary ask you or anyone else to believe what they do. You must have had some really bad experiences with religious people. FYI, I am a follower of Jesus, if someone calls me religious it is an insult. Religion is man-made and full of rules that are not in the bible or were only valid in the old testament before the New Covenant. Jesus had his harshest words for the “Religious” leaders of His time because they laid such heavy burdens on the common man and added hundreds of “laws” on their own. Religious people make a show of who they want you to think they are, they are steeped in pride and rarely think beyond themselves. Those who truly try their best to live as Jesus tells us to on the sermon on the mount do not fit in that same category. I hope you will meet some true followers and see they are not pious or prideful or judgmental, there are many all around you, probably the quiet ones. Also, when was the last time you heard of a Christian family killing their own child because the left the faith? How many Christians have you heard of that marry young girls as soon as they hit puberty and can start reproducing? Who was the last Christian you heard of who strapped a bomb onto their 4 yr. old and told them to walk up to the nice soldiers?
Anniegetyourgun, You are correct about “absence from the body means presence with the Lord but why do you assume she is in the latter? No one knows her heart but The Lord. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that suicide is the unforgivable sin. It appears from so many posts I’ve read everyone has a different opinion on what sins are unforgivable. According to Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus states: http://carm.org/what-blasphemy-holy-spirit-can-christian-commit-it
 November 3, 2014 at 12:27am
Wow, I have no idea where you are getting your information from but I know many Christians who have donated their organs and even some who have received them. Please don’t lump all of any group together and assume so much. Where did you read that she didn’t donate her organs? Her cancer had metastasized, how do you know if any of her organs were even viable?
November 3, 2014 at 12:13am
This is such a gut wrenching story because of all the dynamics involved. I believe you are right about terminal people or chronically ill people will, at some point be made to feel guilty or selfish for continuing to live and that is a huge problem. What I wanted to touch on is your statement about how the Bible teaches us to judge. I made sure I went back and researched so as to be as accurate as possible. We are told not to judge each other, that’s God’s job. We are supposed to judge people’s actions. We must judge the murderer, the rapist, the thief, etc. The world would be in utter and complete chaos if we did not. The Bible tells us not to be a hypocrite which isn’t the same as a reformed thief not being allowed to tell someone else who’s stealing, that it’s O.K. because I used to do it. If that’s what you meant by judging hypocritically, not sure. I am as concerned as you seem to be about the potential abuse, especially because I do a lot of Hospice work.
 November 2, 2014 at 11:56pm
The Bible teaches that we are not to judge each other, but we must judge a person’s behavior. Are we to not judge the murderer or the rapist, etc.? God will judge the individual when they are face to face but can you imagine what the world would be like if we never judged behavior? No laws necessary, no judges and juries, no jail? I may have missed the comments you are referring to about people judging her in an angry kind of way. I think most people felt so badly for her and her family we all hoped they would have more quality time.