An addendum: you actually claim to know what the Bible says? Seriously bub you are getting more delusional as time goes on. You couldn’t accurately state what the Bible says if your life depended on it, and ironically, it does. You are running in the wrong lane again, and when one does that, they are disqualified.
 October 20, 2016 at 8:03pm
Credibility in your circle of friends is something I would likely never enjoy, but happily I am not fussed about that at all. Similarly my friends would not have much ‘faith’ in your credibility either. Credibility is such a subjective thing…..
 October 20, 2016 at 12:07pm
Belief in something without tangible evidence of its presence is called hope, biblically speaking. Your list is one of hope and not faith. Faith is essentially a title deed for things prayed for and underwritten by promises made in the Bible. The key of course is believing what the Bible says, something you apparently ceased to do, if I remember some of your past postings about once being a Christian. That is oxymoronic because if one was a Christian, then one still is, since the spiritual change in a person on becoming Christian is irreversible, even when one denies God’s parentage in their life.
It is amusing when unbelievers attempt to lecture Christians on how they should act or what biblical concepts “really mean”.
 October 20, 2016 at 12:01pm
An admonition from you for Christians to accept all of God’s Word is laughably hollow. Credibility rating of zero for you.
 October 20, 2016 at 11:57am
That would be because the Bible is divided up into the various covenant relationships God has had with mankind. The covenant under which Christians does not require animal sacrifice, death by stoning and a host of other things atheists (in their ignorance of understanding spiritual matters) gleefully like to point out. It may score with other unbelievers but not with Christians who not only have the Book but a working relationship with the Author. This of course the atheist rejects, to their great cost.
 October 15, 2016 at 1:46pm
the only ‘privilege’ most whites have is to be the sucker who gets to pay for all the lazy slugs who collect freebies from the government when they have all the capabilities of working and earning their own way. It is not about (and never has been in many cases) about supposed equality but more about getting even.
 October 12, 2016 at 11:04am
First: my God is bigger, better and stronger than Hillary’s supposed “god”. Christians have more power and authority in their little fingers than any witch could hope to wield. The problem is getting Christians to believe this and act accordingly.
Secondly, in supporting Trump (or more accurately ‘opposing Clinton’) I am not endorsing his personal life any more than I would be in agreement with any other sin a Christian may be dealing with at the moment.
Furthermore, read the article on Drudge about the Clintons’ discussion with Podesta about subverting the Roman Catholic church to make it more ‘revolutionary’. If that isn’t poison, then what is it?
 October 6, 2016 at 6:31pm
The Sister of No Mercy?
 October 6, 2016 at 6:29pm
And, then these pantywaists wonder why little bullies grow up to be career criminals…
"And, then these pantywaists wonder why little bullies grow up to be career criminals…"
"Career criminals"? ENOUGH of this political correctness! Call a spade a spade: These little bullies grow up to be liberal democrats.
....or liberal politicians.
and, I suspect, many become Democommie politicians.
[-3] October 6, 2016 at 12:23pm
When is ‘the Lord’s Day’ precisely? Saturday has always been the Sabbath, or at least in cultures that have traditionally embraced the teachings of the Torah. Sunday was made the ‘sabbath’ at the directive of Rome sometime after the demise of the original Apostles, and, historically speaking, the “Lord’s Day” at the time of Paul was not to honor the Lord Jesus Christ, but the Roman emperor. If you want to see more monkeying around with dates and times, research Victor I who was one of the successors to St Peter, and who lived in a time of those church Fathers who would have known John and Timothy, to name two.. As Alice said of Wonderland, “curiouser and curiouser”.
October 5, 2016 at 10:21am
Mine most certainly does exist. In fact, I am supremely confident you will meet Him one day; here’s to it being a good encounter, but that part is up to you.
 October 4, 2016 at 11:04am
Keep things in the right perspective: what may have happened is the tax debt owed in the years subsequent to the big write-off were balanced against that loss so the net result was a diminishing “credit”. Trump likely owed taxes but the totals were less than the credit the IRS accorded him for the write-off. So he paid taxes, he just didn’t have a liability for many years. Big difference from ‘paying no tax.’ It is the same thing for anyone who qualifies for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
As an aside it is my unscientific observation that far more people suffer from a love of money who actually have very little of it than those who have way more than they can use up in multiple lifetimes. It amounts to envy (which is one of the so-called 7 deadly sins). It is this failing of humanity that empowers the Marxists because they are constantly playing one group against another. Ms. Clinton is doing exactly that with her lying comments about Trump’s taxes. She is pitting the haves against the have-nots by suggesting that Trump has acted illegally when she knows quite well that he has not done so. Pot and kettle..
Bugs Bunny once wisely stated: “why Granny, yer nuthin’ but a wolf in cheap clothing!” Present company excepted of course…
September 23, 2016 at 8:16pm
The judgment of men against other men is nothing more or less than opinion. The Pope may be right about gossip and rumor mongering, but unless one has a standard outside of one’s own views ie. The Word of God, one man’s terrorism is another man’s truth’. What is fearful for many of the religious who call themselves Christian is that an impartial source may call them out on the beam in their own eye all while zealously pointing out the mote in someone else’s eye.
 September 17, 2016 at 12:51pm
Good morning and long time since I posted to you! I understand the biblical admonition of charity toward strangers, but one must also employ wisdom. The Lord said He was not sent to anyone but “the lost sheep of the House of Israel”, when confronted by the gentile woman seeking healing. Yet, her faith in Him led Him to heal her in spite of her ‘gentilic nature’. The key is that she had faith. I wonder how many of these refugees we are letting in have that same heart toward the Lord Jesus Christ…
The Church of course has a mission to bring salvation to the lost, regardless of ethnic or national background, but the Church is also specifically given the gifting of ‘discerning of spirits’, (something one scarcely recognizes these days) as a valuable tool so as not to be deceived by others. On one hand, we can consider that the mission field is being brought to us, but on the other, how many of these refugees are wolves in sheep’s clothing? Discerning of spirits? Not the President for certain, unless you want to consider he may be working for the enemy of our souls… The Pope can speak for himself on that score, but as for me, I will be cautious about rushing to embrace a mass of people openly embracing a religion that has stated over and again that it’s mission is conquering the world by any means possible, especially violent ones. The deception that is at the heart of Islam in its missionary methods is also well known. Beware!
I agree with you. Although many of the refugees are Muslim men, some are families with women & children, and some are Christian. Some are opportunists, but some really do need help, so discernment is key.
I read the article and didn't see anything about welcoming murderous members of ISIS or the like.
Please point me to that. Clearly I missed it because I saw "refugees" and I know Christianity is becoming extinct in the Middle East due to evil men.
Why wouldn't we WELCOME them?
I don't get your form of Christianity.
"Why wouldn’t we WELCOME them"?
Because it has already been proven, and stated by ISIS, that many of these so-called refugees are Islamic terrorists, or militants seeking to force Islam into western civilizations. Therefore, we must be wise in whom we provide such help ensuring that those we help are truly in need of it, and not seeking to exploit our charity for their evil intentions. The bible does not tell us to welcome murderers, and thieves into our homes.
agreed, so why is everybody freaking out about the Pope's comments?
He is teaching the Lord's teaching.
Nothing about welcoming murderers.
It's like eisegesis - people are attaching meaning, seeing what they want to see, when he uses the term "refugees". It is up to the various nations to figure out whom to let in and how to welcome them. A warm welcome helps them to assimilate. A cold shoulder and fear and division is not Christlike. Period. It is also just really dumb policy/practice.
Look at it in a family. Your brother brings home a new wife that is VERY different, stuck up and opinionated. Do you shun her, making her justified in her self-serving opinions? Or do you warmly welcome her into the family, help her to get to know you, and watch her slowly melt her own preconceptions?
It's the human family. No different, really, when it comes down to it.
"people are attaching meaning, seeing what they want to see"
It's a human response to see the most direct factors that directly effect them. That is why we need to clearly define our goals.
 September 10, 2016 at 11:34am
Are you Blinknight in disguise? At any rate, the definition you presented is not a definition but an opinion borne from ignorance, but I am not surprised. I won’t bore you with a Biblical definition, as that would be ‘casting pearls before swine’ as it were. But a simple question to ask you would be “did Jesus Christ tell the truth or did He lie when He said ‘you must be born again’ ‘?
 September 9, 2016 at 8:10pm
As an addendum, I suppose I should give you the opportunity to state what you believe is required for one to become a Christian…. enlighten me.
 September 9, 2016 at 8:08pm
I am well aware that Christians for whatever reasoning they might claim end up denying the One who bought them. If that person truly was born from above, nothing will ever negate what was done in them. I realize this may be far too subtle for you to grasp (its that old thing about you being unqualified to understand, let alone judge spiritual matters.) but for one so steeped in the biological sciences as you claim to be, I would have thought you might understand the example of it being impossible to undo the conception of a human being through extraction of individual DNA. The spiritual realm is mirrored in the physical one quite often, and the comparison of spiritual birth to physical birth goes beyond what you are aware of. Don’t criticize me when you really are clueless about the subject.
 September 8, 2016 at 10:43am
Do you have children of your own? I don’t want to assume anything about you as a person, but from your postings here, my guess would be ‘no’. My two daughters, both adults now and thinking for themselves quite nicely, were far more aware at 5 than many adults I have encountered. The beauty and purity of a child’s view of life is that while they may not have the powers of logic and deductive reasoning nailed down, they are also not hampered by the jaded view of the world and/or reality like soooo many college aged adults have become. The old story of the Emperor’s New Clothes comes to mind, especially when applied (liberally??) to the issues you are known to champion. Politically correctness on display, and the kid is the only one who will speak out.
 September 8, 2016 at 10:35am
whatever happened to you to make you so sour on Christianity? And b.t.w. the concept “former born again Christian’ is an oxymoron. If one is born “from above” (which is the more correct translation of ‘born again’..) you can in no way undo what occurred any more than you can extract your father’s DNA from your own body, no matter how p.o.ed you might be with him as well.