What I am sick and tired of is everyone saying that “We’re all God’s children” or “We’re all brothers and sisters.”
That’s absolute garbage. Rubbish. My Father is the God in Heaven. Jesus told those that didn’t follow Him that they were “of your father the devil.” Now, show me how this means we are all God’s children? The Bible does not teach this, and anyone that does is blaspheming by calling Jesus Himself a liar. Let God be true and every man a liar.
I do not, DO NOT, have to respect the beliefs of someone that would blaspheme my God. I have to live peaceably with all men, but I do not have to respect them.
Jesus Himself made the statement that some of you "are of your father, the devil." Non-believers are not my brothers. Those who do not trust in Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God, are not my brothers. I want them to come to faith in Christ and become that.
So I take it that the "God" you believe in was very selective about which passages of scripture were important, and NEVER said love your enemy? Or love thy neighbor as thyself? OR that we are all children of that same God that gave us life? Try reading the ENTIRE Bible next time...There is a REASON Christ came, and that is so that ALL may repent and BECOME His sons and daughters. That repentance time is a lifetime, according to God's clock, not YOURS. Be as sick of it as you want...but it IS truth.
i have that same problem
Amen...!! Biblical "love" is another one that has been distorted beyond recognition. It is NOT a feel good 'hug hug kiss kiss' emotion...Christians are not called to embrace unrepentant sinners.
2 John 1:6 'And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.'
John 14:15 'If you love Me, keep my commandments.'
Romans 13:8 ‘Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.’
Biblical "love" is following God's commandments...In other words, if you “love” your neighbor…(fellow man)...
You will not commit adultery with your neighbor’s spouse…
You will not murder your neighbor…
You will not steal from your neighbor…
You will not covet your neighbor’s possessions…
You will not bear false witness against your neighbor…
CaptMickeyed --- Agreed. I am sick of those two phrases as well. But probably not for the same reasons as I am not a particularly religious and you obviously are. I just dont believe that most of the people who use those phrases even believe it themselves. It's just a way for them to sound oh so sensitive and compassionate. With regard to respect: It seems that we have stupidly made respect synonymous with civility. Civility is nothing more than common courtesy, and in a civilized society (notice the root word) it's a good idea just in the course of living everyday. On the other hand, respect is something entirely different. It is bigger. It is deeper. I do not HAVE to respect anyone. Respect is earned.
capt- the problem is that people don't want to call one a sheep and the other a goat, but we know which is which.
I agree that this terminology has several meanings. Yes, we are adopted by Christ when we become believers in Him and become brothers and sisters in Christ.
But in a broader meaning - we are all children of God since he created us all.
"Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?" Mal. 2:10.
we are the offspring of God: Acts 17:29.
Spirit itself beareth witness … we are the children of God: Rom. 8:16.
One God and Father of all: Eph. 4:6.
I don't see a problem with using both meanings.
So if your God were the God of heaven, why was Satan (Lucifer) present there. Was he a God in heaven? NO! He rebelled against his own God and Father and took a third of the hosts of heaven with him. He is not their father, but he is their master.
Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
God The Father created all men and women.
Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Christ also called Peter Satan. Do you believe that? (Mark 8:33)
False doctrines do not save.
 June 26, 2015 at 10:32am
Jesus wasn’t black. He was Jewish.
 June 26, 2015 at 10:32am
Also, his dissenting opinion rings kind of hollow. He’s talking about the court as if it’s not allowed to legislate from the bench, the same thing he actually did yesterday with the Obamacare decision. He’s speaking out of both sides of his mouth, and I have lost my respect for this once champion of the constitution. Ridiculous.
 June 26, 2015 at 10:24am
Marriage is not a “civil right.”
 June 26, 2015 at 10:17am
That makes me feel marginally better. And now the stuff they have on him may come out even faster.
 June 26, 2015 at 10:14am
My guess is the lowering of the official age of consent. To, like, 12. Pedos are just a different sexual orientation, after all. Didn’t you know?
 June 26, 2015 at 10:11am
Not for some time now, Darth.
 June 26, 2015 at 10:10am
Now, they go after churches that deny them.
 June 26, 2015 at 10:07am
Absolute crap. Justice Roberts has lost his soul, and I have a feeling that now that he has done their bidding, the stuff they have on him is going to come out.
Well, that should make things legal now for Barack and Moochell.
Justice Roberts decided with the unConstitutional descent. Thank god some of the Justices believe in the Constitution. Hooray!!! A wonderfully historic day!
You should read something other than right-wing hate, Justice Roberts voted against the decision?
Wait until everybody else finds out they've been used by progressives.
Wow! This opens the door for a male muslim immigrant to petition that the court recognize his other 3 wives as legal as his religious freedom protection and equal treatment requires. The precedent is now that the definition of marriage is not fixed and islam is a recognized religion unlike when Mormons practiced polygamy Mormon ism was just being institutionalized as a religion. Today same sex, tomorrow polygamy.
That's not how blackmail works.
Roberts dissented in this case.
 June 26, 2015 at 10:01am
Well, when they briefly had that conservative in office, he was offering them one way tickets back to wherever they came from to solve the immigration problem. The stupid Europeans can’t see that the muslims are doing through immigration today what they couldn’t accomplish during the middle ages through might. My hope is there is a modern day Crusades that push those invaders back into the pit from which they came.
June 26, 2015 at 9:59am
Then let’s get on it already.
 June 26, 2015 at 9:58am
No, the JV can’t even get out of Syria, remember? They’re no threat to Iraq. They’re no threat to America.
These are the EXTREMISTS in islam, not the majority of peace-loving muslims the world over. Get with it people.
Islam is the religion of peace.
 June 26, 2015 at 9:56am
But France outlawed the burka, so they’re on the right side of this, right?
Islam is not the enemy, people, islam is not the enemy.
Now go drink your kool-aide.
June 26, 2015 at 8:31am
I saw an awesome meme about this the other day. Liberals don’t even have a clue how ridiculous they sound most of the time.
Yet, again... maybe then people will understand how we became free..
All I have to say is Molon Labe
I wonder if our nation has what it will take for a revolution to occur.
This is not any kind of major blow. You're welcome, Blaze, for the click though.
Stop it with the revolution talk. If there is a revolution it has to be a peaceful one at the voting booths. A shoot out will label us demented and out of control killers! Sheesh. Think before you type.
Voting does no good. George Washington didn't vote out the British.
The “revolution” is already underway. Unfortunately the progressives are the ones rolling over the rest of us and winning the battle. Obama has been a distraction while the progressives in both parties quickly work against us to solidify their victory through legislative caveats. We are the resistance.
Ha, yes. This ruling also tells the informed electorate the hotspots for riots and looting when the bubble(s) bursts.
Not that it matters, but, with the condition of the Federal government (SCOTUS today), how long before the 2nd is "UN-Constitutional"? Me thinks it will be around or before Jan 20, 2017. Maybe in line with Jade Helm, some martial law as a result of a false flag. So many ways to choose from so little time for the left to enjoy each path!!
Please explain how the same people who rant about states rights and home rule, somehow are against local communities determining how they want their communities to operate. And as you would say if you have a problem with how the community determines its GUN SAFETY laws, either vote out the politicians or move.
Meanwhile I think I along with my family will avoid Pennsylvania. I like to visit places where my carry permit is valid and the laws are set in stone. Surprises I don't need.
What happened to allowing local governance??
 June 22, 2015 at 9:42am
Something good may yet come of this. More Christians are seeing how their rights are being trampled by the intolerant few on the [insert alphabet soup] groups, and are standing up to it.
Funny you should say that. My aunt actually tried to explain to me one day that she believes Jesus did the things written in the Bible, but that she doesn’t believe in a “God.” She said that this “man” was able to tap into some “power” in the universe to perform the miracles he did.
I was twelve, and didn’t like arguing with adults, but my eyes were sincerely trying to roll out of the top of my head.
Yeah -- so what is this "Power" He tapped into -- that is the definition of God.
@east…Right, people hate the concept of the Christian God, because He puts demands (also interpreted as the 10 Commandments) on us. Like you know, not sleeping with whomever you so choose whenever you want, worshiping money over God, you know stuff that has no consequences whatsoever. Yeah, but that one little lie never hurt anyone they say. And neither did that pen I took from work. Besides, I was hungry, so I stole a few things from the convenience store. And church, that’s for losers anyways they say...
It’s okay to think of this “energy” because it can “be” whatever you want it to be without having it to impose demands on your life. Besides, the atheists can then easily say they impose their own moral standards and they live a good life, because they don’t murder and rob banks.
I am an atheist and do not 'hate' the concept of the christian god. I find it rather simplistic to believe that without the 10 commandments, man would be lost. I do not accept the need to be told that murder, stealing, lying, or committing adultery is wrong by a book written by ancient people. I can figure that out on my own. As for being accountable, where is the accountability of one's own action when there is a belief that Jesus can take away your sins? As an atheist, I have to take full responsibility for my actions. In the end, I am my most critical judge and try to live as moral a life as I can. I am the only one on earth who has to truly live with me. If I do anything wrong that I can not make amends for, well how could I live with myself. I think that the thing most people call god is nothing more than what I just stated. We all have to live with ourselves. Most of us have a working conscience that helps us do that.
 June 19, 2015 at 11:45am
So most people are “Hard-wired” to see creation is “created?” Seems to agree with the Bible.
Romans 1:20 — “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
Humans instinctively understand that nature was created. Their search for that creator can take many forms, and all too often leads to things like Darwinism, which is a religion in it’s own right.
Not only is the idea of Creation instinctive, but so is the knowledge of right and wrong. Shakespeare wrote, "There are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamed of in your Philosophy." There are many legitimate visions of Creation, because no one of us can possibly understand the nature of a Universe that is so much vaster than we can ever comprehend. A person who is humble, honest, and reverent, who treats others as he wishes to be treated himself, deserves a place in Heaven, regardless how he might describe his vision of Creation.
This does, of course, exclude Islam, which is by its very nature antithetical to all that is honest and good.
'Humans instinctively understand that nature was created. Their search for that creator can take many forms, and all too often leads to things like Darwinism, which is a religion in it’s own right.'
Not sure what Darwinism is, but, in most cases, one either understands Science or they do not. I'd love to hear you give an accurate definition of the Theory of Evolution (may I suggest Wikipedia?).
 June 19, 2015 at 9:23am
I saw the same thing, wigone. How did they turn this tragedy into an attack on the president himself?