These laws can not be enforced because God destroyed the government that had the power to carry them out. The Theocracy became corrupt and the people demanded instead a king. The kingdom became corrupt and it split. Eventually that kingdom went into captivity. There is no one around to enforce or abuse these laws. We look forward to a new kingdom which will last for a thousand years. Jesus will reign with an iron rod. I think that means there will still be free will but we won’t have Congress to kick around anymore. I don’t see any need to take ownership of a situation that I am not perpetuating in the here and now. I don’t see how my approval or disapproval makes any difference at all unless I am proposing or pushing the reinstatement of these laws in the here and now.
May 3, 2016 at 11:42am
I know what you are saying is true for some people. Every natural disaster is thought to be a punishment from God but a lot of natural disasters are made worse by the decisions that man makes. A 6.5 quake in the US is not usually as big a disaster as it is in other countries with poor building practices. Katrina was as much a man caused disaster as a judgement from God. Blaming God just lets the politicians off the hook sometimes. We probably could do better at having more tornado shelters survivable cores within the home. Most financial disasters are caused by tampering with currency and other interventions. It is terrifying to get what you deserve but a lot of babies who did nothing but be conceived are being killed for convenience. The only thing I can suggest is that you constantly remind her to be thankful for the things that she has. God provides for the just and the unjust, saint and sinner and such a system is not fair to the eyes of a mere mortal but the whole system of salvation is designed to escape that which you so richly deserve.
May 3, 2016 at 11:28am
I see a lot of fear in the Atheist system. Communism and Socialism fear poverty and seek a too-big-to- fail solution, which is just to get more and more power or money wherever it happens to be so they can serve, forgive, or support more debauchery. Isn’t fear a survival system that is intended to protect the organism capable of anticipating fear? Unfortunately, fear is not always rational. I don’t see God sending anyone to Hell as long as there remains legitimate free will. Never fear, Atheist, you will not be forced into Heaven against your will.
May 3, 2016 at 11:13am
Just google “Rick Warren, Pope Fransis” Pick out the hostile stuff and the fawning stuff. Either way, the Pope and Rick Warren are very simpatico.
May 3, 2016 at 10:59am
SeekThe Kingdom: The misinformation and the “lies” told about JW’s does not bother me as much as the truths within their existence. Jesus is not the archangel Michael. There are not two levels of salvation, the Anointed Class and the Great Crowd. The number of failed prophesies set by leadership is your first clue. I don’t believe you can work for your salvation. I can’t think of a works based theology that has not been horribly manipulated by men. If real Christians worked as hard for the Great Commission as JW’s for for salvation, there would still be a fallen world but it would be a better world.
May 2, 2016 at 10:43am
The true socialist should love these commands. After all, times were tough and the environment was hostile. Failure to work together effectively could be fatal. There were really good intentions at the bottom of each of them. Many of these activities are anti-social and they contribute to social strife. It looks like a path to perfect harmony as soon as all of the malcontents, sexual deviants and misfits are purged from the system. The ability to carry out the death penalty was laid upon the government as it still is today. That government was destroyed for a failure to thrive as intended. Our First and Second Amendments were not rescinded either but they are not carried to their true intent either. Maybe the chapter on rescinded laws was lost or, as the Muslims believe, corrupted.
“….really good intentions at the bottom of each of them.”- Such shallow praise and excuses for an all powerful gods laws.
Are they gods laws or not? Who gave the command to stop abiding by all his laws?
Apparently our morality evolved to be greater than the supposed creator of the universe.
These laws can not be enforced because God destroyed the government that had the power to carry them out. The Theocracy became corrupt and the people demanded instead a king. The kingdom became corrupt and it split. Eventually that kingdom went into captivity. There is no one around to enforce or abuse these laws. We look forward to a new kingdom which will last for a thousand years. Jesus will reign with an iron rod. I think that means there will still be free will but we won't have Congress to kick around anymore. I don't see any need to take ownership of a situation that I am not perpetuating in the here and now. I don't see how my approval or disapproval makes any difference at all unless I am proposing or pushing the reinstatement of these laws in the here and now.
May 2, 2016 at 10:19am
Rick Warrens’s Pope already believes that and the third Pope back too(The one who kissed the Qur’an). The Catholic Church is getting out of the evangelism business. Instead they are getting into politics with their open borders and God-wants-you-to be- an-open-borders-Socialist philosophy. Have you ever noticed how many people on Fox are Catholics? Jews and Muslims and evangelicals do not need to be proselytized because they are either direct descendants of Abraham or are already simpatico in the here and now under the COEXIST banner. Catholics and Evangelicals are on the wide road to destruction. Anyone with a false Christ is on the wide road of destruction. Mary has no power of forgiveness. The priest can not call Jesus down into a wafer. And for the Muslims, I say that their “Jesus” did not escape crucifixion and so they too have a false version of Christ. Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses are also on the wide road to destruction for the same reason.
First post on this site, finally decided to create an account. Your last sentence is what caught my attention. Have you ever been to a JW meeting? Since you commented about the wafer, at Memorial, not one person other than “anointed” partake. I have been to almost every Christian denomination in this country and abroad. I have first hand experience with 2 things from my journey: 1- I have learned more in the last 2 years studying the Bible using both the KJV and the NWT with JWs than any other denomination. I can't get the same or even correct answers from other pastors when trying to ask for a rebuttal in what I am learning. 2 – There's lots of misinformation about JWs out there, most wont even reply to my emails to them explaining why they are posting lies about what JWs believe, but I assure you that they do praise Jesus and Jehovah. Do you know how many people who call themselves Christians look like deer in headlights when they read in their own KJV bibles that God states who is name is and it will be sanctified?!
I welcome you to go and find out more about them or actually attend a meeting to find out for yourself. I am not a JW, but observing them for 4 years now they are the same people as the first day I met this group. To give you an idea, while having over 50+ JWs over to my house this last weekend, all the women put their purses in one location, outside the gathering and NOTHING was stolen.
Your knowledge of the catechism of the Roman Catholic Church is wanting, but you are always welcome to join us and become a student of the faith.
The wide road to destruction?
Jesus said; "Go in through the narrow gate, because broad is the gate and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are going through it; whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are finding it. (Matthew 7:13,14)
Notice few are finding it.
SeekTheKingdom welcome (Matthew 6:33)
SeekThe Kingdom: The misinformation and the "lies" told about JW's does not bother me as much as the truths within their existence. Jesus is not the archangel Michael. There are not two levels of salvation, the Anointed Class and the Great Crowd. The number of failed prophesies set by leadership is your first clue. I don't believe you can work for your salvation. I can't think of a works based theology that has not been horribly manipulated by men. If real Christians worked as hard for the Great Commission as JW's for for salvation, there would still be a fallen world but it would be a better world.
 May 2, 2016 at 9:57am
Rick Warren has gone apostate and is leading astray those who are not worrying as long as they are going to Saddleback Church or chugging down the ecumenical kool-aid. At least he is reading a Bible and trying to quote it. I can not remember his Pope quoting the Bible the whole time the Pope was in the US, including the joint session of Congress.
What bothers me is that no one wants to take responsibility for the policy when it turns out to have a down side. We have become so adept at manipulation by manufactured statistics, “facts” and mutual dismissal of opposing concerns that a real discussion of the problem can not really take place. I seriously question if the benefit exceeds the costs. That alone should be a sufficient anchor on the discussion of changing public policy. We could sell a license to use the opposite gender john. That would put the burden on those claiming to get the most benefit from it. The cops would not have to inspect your genitals, only your license in the event of a problem. Of course,once again, the potty police will be there after the problem rather than avoiding the problem.
Evangelical Christians are the demographic with the highest rate of divorce in the country, so the Kleins would have the greater chance of breaking up before this over . .
April 27, 2016 at 1:55am
You are right about that but some people do not make that transition very well or see no need to make it as long as they are wearing the cloths of the opposite sex. I have worked with these people. Most women don’t have a five o’clock shadow and a large Adam’s apple. He went to the women restroom but everyone knew him even though the jump to opposite pronouns was difficult to master. Technically, I guess he was a transvestite.
 April 27, 2016 at 1:45am
This is a safety issue. The real question is why would the group of people who don’t see the problem be largely Liberal? It is a little bit like allowing parents to come to school with guns. Eventually, one will go off. Every new “right” or privilege will eventually be abused. We all accept risks but the means of determining the risks are not always logical and they are not always worth the risk. What is so bad here is that there will be no one around to blame or hold accountable in the event of a bad outcome. Like the Nazi’s, they will say everything they did was legal.
 April 27, 2016 at 1:38am
No matter how perfect transgendered people are, giving them extraordinary rights gives pedophiles and rapists extraordinary opportunities.
[-1] April 27, 2016 at 1:33am
When you figure that out then tell me why so many people who suffer the financial and physical problems of being transgendered will then change their mind and get changed back? I don’t think the idea of transgendered people in bathrooms has anything to do with transgendered. It has to do with public safety from pedophiles. I guess we will have to normalize pedophilia too and then it would be OK.
[-1] April 27, 2016 at 1:28am
Much of what you say is true. The entire act of creation is scientifically impossible because science does not yet explain everything. The act of creation was caused by a Spirit outside of the material world. I don’t think God needs to be defended. We, as mere mortals, don’t have the intellectual capacity to judge Him and some don’t even apprehend the wisdom of daring to do so. I don’t understand transgendered people but I don’t need to hate them or even enter into that mental state to get there. I am satisfied with the Biblical explanation of transgendered people. This creation is subjected to futility. We are all imperfect in some way. At this point I don’t have to explain if the problem is physical, mental or both. I have the Truth. Norman Geisler wrote a book about Bible difficulties and he explains why people have difficulty with the Bible. If you read that book or encyclopedia, you will find even more apparent problems. But, to quote Dr. Geisler,” The purpose of the Bible is not to find out what is wrong with God, rather, it is to find out who is wrong with you.” You are absolutely right about how you can not have water without light. You can’t do a lot of things compared to God.
'I don't know, it's hard to understand, so god dun it'
 April 26, 2016 at 9:32am
I wonder what world event would have to take place that would cause the Obama Administration to change course on any policy matter. 1) the Oceans dropping ten feet? 2) An EMP attack and return to an 1860′s existence 3) A glacier moving down to Indianapolis. 4) The dollar being replaced as a standard in world trade. 5) Texas breaking away from the union followed by several other states. 6) A European Caliphate, complete with UN recognition and voting rights.7) 35 million bounced social security checks or welfare checks.8) A suitcase Nuke from North Korea detonated in Tel Aviv. The last time we saw such resolve, nine hijackers crashed hijacked planes in 2001.
April 26, 2016 at 9:12am
What if Hillary or Bernie puts a woman on the ticket as VP? They have to be thinking about that and they already ran a successful “historic” novelty campaign in 2008 and won it. If it gets close, they could claim to be gay to get over the finish line.
 April 26, 2016 at 9:09am
I like Carley but all of that bad press for being McCain’s advisor on Global Warming… You can’t wash that off with acid.