User Profile: JGraham III

JGraham III

Member Since: September 22, 2010

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  • January 29, 2015 at 9:42am

    SoWhat:
    When you get the understanding that being a Christian isn’t belonging to a group as if it is a social club or something like that but actually having a connection to Jesus Christ, as in what many call a relationship, you begin to understand what I am saying. A person can hear enough and believe enough to become born again, but what that one does with this change afterwards is what produces the fruit or evidence of that inner reality. I never used the catch phrase ‘true Christian’, as I don’t believe that platitudes and catch phrases is the best way of communicating, but if that is where you are, so be it. Please don’t read things you want to hear or see into what I am saying. I said that the above mentioned individuals never showed much evidence of the professed connection they claimed to Christianity. I never said they weren’t “really a Christian”; I prefer to allow God to sort all of that out at the appropriate time.

  • [22] January 28, 2015 at 9:51pm

    Love his hairdo.. he looks like Doc Brown, only “the Doc” is infinitely more cool.

  • [29] January 28, 2015 at 10:39am

    Someone should go tell Humpty Dumpty the good news!

  • January 28, 2015 at 10:27am

    SoWhat:
    I think it would be more historically correct to say that Hitler professed inclusion in some denomination (I think he was raised Roman Catholic..) because from his life it is pretty clear that whatever instruction he received wasn’t impressed deeply enough as he showed little evidence of Christianity in the life he lived. Christian is as Christian does too often has to be the measuring stick. BTW I was taught that Stalin was training to become an Orthodox priest at one time as well. Should we then blame Orthodoxy for his crimes as well? Another Christian “proverb” applies here: he may have held the Bible but the Bible never held him.

  • January 28, 2015 at 10:21am

    Mot:
    I seemed to have touched a nerve… go back and read what I said, which was I stated that Darwin’s ideas spurred these evil people, not the theory of Evolution. Your immediate jumping to conclusions has provided that to the conversation, unless of course you are privy to some information that Darwin had no thoughts other than evolutionary ones..
    And as you are evidently “up” on what the Ten Commandments say, you would then be aware that the first is one that atheists routinely ignore, so don’t go worrying about the speck you expect is in my eye all the while you are ignoring the beam in your own.. do have a good day?

  • [4] January 27, 2015 at 10:31am

    Whether or not it is a good thing to honor Darwin, I don’t wish to comment, except to say that Marx and the other communist rabble seized upon Darwin’s ideas as justification for the elimination of millions of undesirable ‘useless eaters’ all whose crime was to disagree with their murderous intents on cleansing the human race of unwanted or unneeded (in their opinion of course) genetic material. Margaret Sanger, of Planned Parenthood fame, was another wretched person who embraced the survival of the fittest jargon as justification of the weeding out of those ‘undesirables’ (such as the African-American people) by using abortion as the cleansing agent. Hitler and his crowd loved both Darwin and Sanger and used their ideas to generate support for their Master Race garbage.
    So if someone rushes to embrace Darwin as the poster child of true and good scientific thought, it might be a good idea to peek under the covers and see what else they might be embracing.

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  • January 27, 2015 at 10:15am

    Ripe:
    Well at least you are living up to your screen name…

  • January 26, 2015 at 8:35pm

    The parable of the sower and the seed comes to mind, as the stance of “I used to be a Christian” is covered in the example of the seed that fell among the weeds. If one truly was born again, then they can turn their back on God, but if that person was indeed His, then God doesn’t let go of him/her, but allows them to “fall away”. Their status as a son or daughter doesn’t change, but their standing in the Kingdom to come does change.

  • [12] January 26, 2015 at 10:18am

    Desert:
    Could you define “faith” for us? Given your assertion that Mr. Stephanopoulos has a degree in Theology within the Orthodox denomination, I daresay he knows much more about religion than faith. They are quite different you know…

  • [16] January 25, 2015 at 11:51am

    Wooden:
    Then you may be too young to remember the original cast who were hilariously funny. Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin were priceless on “Weekend Update”.

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  • [22] January 24, 2015 at 1:14pm

    I personally wonder how long it will be before Californians, in their haste to show God to the exit, realize in the parched and burning mess that California has become, find out He, as the gentleman he always has been, complied with their demands and turned His back on them? Often when mankind will not listen any other way, God employs natural disasters in the hope of reaching a few who will turn their hearts back to Him. Earthquakes, famines and floods, oh my!

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  • [205] January 21, 2015 at 9:43pm

    My prayer will not only be that this pastor gets home safely but that God will find a most effective way to hold Obama to his word.

  • [3] January 21, 2015 at 11:04am

    The Gospel of Mark is not ‘incomplete’ nor is it addressed to an audience any different than the other three gospels are. The 4 Gospels are addressing a different aspect of the Lord’s ministry: Mathew shows Him as the King, hence the kingly lineage displayed in the beginning. Mark shows Him as a servant; a servant is of little consequence as far as lineage is concerned, so there is no record of his birth or descent in it. Luke shows Him as a man, so His ancestry is portrayed, all the way back to Adam. John shows Him as the Son of God and His lineage is shown in the first 14 verses, ending with “and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
    For serious Bible-heads who want to take this further, reference the word “branch” in the OT as it applies the Lord. Any decent concordance will have it all there for consideration.
    There is actually a fifth ‘gospel’ if you will and it closes out the Book and it portrays Him as the coming Judge. It is called Revelation.

  • [3] January 21, 2015 at 10:09am

    I was taught that the two greatest motivators are: 1) love and 2) fear. If by compelling this man to attend Mass and take his children with him, he is then being motivated by fear. Any Christian denomination, RC or otherwise that compels out of fear is asking to produce yet another person so jaded by the experience that they too often decide to chuck the whole thing and declare they are atheist. If Christianity does not learn to motivate people from love then it will become just like all the religions mankind has invented. True Christianity is as E.W. Kenyon aptly wrote years ago, The Father and His Family.

  • [1] January 20, 2015 at 10:26pm

    Flatriot:
    Look up the definition of “hostile witness” and then get back to me as to why I should take any of the citations in your link seriously.

  • [12] January 20, 2015 at 9:56am

    I went to college at the U of Double-U in Seattle and as a green kid of 18 raised in a home that seldom talked about Jesus Christ, in spite of the goofy liberalism I encountered there I have (at least according to my family..) turned out o.k. I held to the commonsensical way my parents raised me in spite of the crazy lefties in the English and Psychology departments; managed to come through the life sciences still skeptical of Evolution (which is of course taught more fervently than the Bible is in many churches :) and actually got born again in the chapter room of the fraternity I had joined. So in spite of Seattle, this girl has a great foundation already in place which will serve her well in spite of the storms of liberal doubt and disbelief that is unfortunately all too prevalent in Seattle. BTW did you catch the camera shot of Russell Wilson and several other Hawks praying after the game was over?

  • [2] January 20, 2015 at 9:34am

    Stories like this one is why I love high school games so much. Chances are the senior who made the winning shot will not play again in front of such an appreciative crowd. Our own high school had a kid who wasn’t tall but was fast and accurate with his shots. He made two buzzer beating shots in consecutive games, both of which gave his team victories.

  • January 19, 2015 at 8:16pm

    Blink:
    All evidence? Don’t you mean “all evidence acceptable to the atheist crowd who does indeed have a rather large axe to grind when it comes to any subject that is likely to support the Bible”? Of course you do.

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  • [1] January 19, 2015 at 8:14pm

    DLV:
    There is a fascinating read in the book “Oedipus and Akhenaten” by Immanuel Velikovsky, if you can find it. Velikovsky has suffered from a credibility problem mostly because he was a mathematician that was quite interested in history and other disciplines and professional jealousy being what it is, he found opposition to his work because he wasn’t properly “trained”. One of the basic premises of this book is that the Egyptologists have had their dating wrong for years. This also is the basis for the movie mentioned in this article.

  • January 19, 2015 at 8:06pm

    Of course you will…

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