There are also these verses that make it completely plain on why one must be baptized.
1 Peter 3:21There is also an antitype which now saves us—baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Gal. 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Rom. 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 April 8, 2015 at 3:04pm
Sometimes people have difficulties with their dentures and can’t always wear them nor they the money to fix it. I know because I am going through the same thing. They don’t fit right and I don’t have the money to fix them. I’m 31 and for the past year don’t think I haven’t been embarrassed to smile. I’m always thinking that people are judging me as nothing but white trash who is probably on meth (I’m not BTW). But I feel just as embarrassed and ugly. So maybe think before you tell someone “just put your teeth in.” Some of us can’t afford the dental work.
I have a good way of fixing that problem for you. We had the same problem at one time in our house and we took a Dremel, ever so carefully shaved off the parts that were rubbing, with one of those soft bits (not metal or ceramic) and handed him a tube of Fixodent to fill in any gaps. Worked great, and the dentist said essentially that's what I do just be careful they can break with too much pressure or going too fast.
You’re right scarebear, some people don’t have the money. And I know the struggles of trying to get teeth to fit right. My dad has been struggling with his bottom teeth ever since he got them. But understand something, Mr. Coffindaffer was millionaire. He HAD the money to get good teeth thereby NOT putting him in the same boat as you and my dad.
But my point was mainly to address my frustrations with how Mountaineers are perceived and WHY those perceptions are propagated, not as an attack on people with dentures. Sorry if it came across that way.
 April 7, 2015 at 8:41pm
My question is, if you’re a Christian, why would you watch something this filthy in the first place? Our society is thinking this is OK because so many are watching it. Even History channel is adding cursing and sex scenes to their movies…. History channel!!! We need to stop watching this stuff so hopefully someone will get the message.
The problem with cable is you are paying for all the programs and stations even if you don't watch them. That is why I have not had cable in over 20 years. The same thing is true with Dish and DirecTV, although there is some choice with them. I like the freedom of the internet where I pay for access and then can do or not do whatever.
Why do you even watch cable TV? I am sure pretty much everything offends you. No one is forcing you to watch anything. Nothing wrong with sitting down with a good book.
[-1] April 6, 2015 at 3:51pm
I think the Blaze is just a bit far reaching on this one. The tweet didn’t say to stop eating dessert, it was a suggestion to try fruits instead. I applaud healthy eating and the suggestion to do so. Now if the tweet had said, “Stop eating sugary desserts and demand restaurants start carrying healthier alternatives” then you might have a story there. Suggestions are fine. Banning things like sodas or salt is not.
It starts with the tweet…and then a nudge…and then a push. You will eventually be put into the same boat as children in school. Only ‘healthy’ deemed foods to eat and no other options. The government doesn’t have a responsibility to tell us how to live our lives, end of story. It’s purpose and sole function is to protect and defend the Constitution that has all of our rights on it. Which is being trampled by the way, not sure if you picked up on that yet. Our rights are inalienable and don't originate from the government les' we forget that
 April 5, 2015 at 10:30pm
Since when did freedom of speech and religion disinclude “hate speech” (and by hate speech I mean that with which you disagree)? Just because a person owns a business does not mean they automatically give up their rights just because YOU are offended. Either a person’s rights goes with them wherever they go or they don’t (barring they didn’t commit a crime to lose said rights). Claim hatred and bigotry all you like but it’s still protected whether you like it or not.
 April 5, 2015 at 10:22pm
I would suggest taking the job but letting them know up front your objections and when you set up the cake that you will preach a mini sermon on the dangers of sin and hand out pamphlets.
 April 4, 2015 at 7:01pm
So wait a minute, since when did a private individual give up their personal rights just because they opened a business? Said individual also uses tax payer roads etc. even when they don’t own a business so that’s kind of silly. The point is your rights don’t trump mine. You don’t have a right to my labor as I don’t have a right to yours. Just because I open a business doesn’t give you a right to my work. It’s a contract or agreement. I don’t have to enter that agreement just because you demand it or in the name of “equality.” I’m a private individual with a private business that happens to serve the public but I can choose who I associate my work with. If it goes against my conscious I shouldn’t be pressured into doing it just as you shouldn’t be pressured either.
 March 31, 2015 at 12:30pm
Answer me this Rose, if I open up a privately owned business, do you have a right to my labor? Do you have a right to shut my business down because I refused to give you a service that went against my conscious?
 March 31, 2015 at 1:09am
Rose, did you ever study economics? If you did then surely you remember the difference between the private and public sectors right? A privately owned business, while it may serve the public in some fashion, is still privately owned and run by the discretion of the owner who still has constitutional rights. Public sector is government run facilities. Now, with that said, the whole “people will deny blacks or Jews” argument is really false. No one in their right mind is arguing to allow such things. The argument at hand is, are people who own their own business supposed to give up their right to religion for a want from someone else? Remember, a cake is a want, not a need. Be offended all you want but you do not have a right to my labor just like I don’t have a right to yours.
 March 30, 2015 at 5:38pm
By all means call out all you want. That’s your 1st amendment right. However, you can’t force people through legislation to give up their 1st amendment rights because you’re offended by them. Just because someone owns a business does not mean you have a right to their labor. It’s a contract. I pay you for your services if you will agree to do them. If not then I can go elsewhere with my money. That’s how freedom works. When you have to start forcing business owners to doing what you want then we’ve lost our freedoms and are now on our way to a tyrannical rule. I don’t want that and I’m sure you don’t either.
March 27, 2015 at 2:54pm
I’m baffled by this because I participated in their Veteran’s day program this past year. The principal and the school did a marvelous job in honoring the vets (along with allowing such songs as God bless America and God bless the USA to be played). But it is Warren county, so I shouldn’t be surprised.
 March 26, 2015 at 5:57pm
It’s sad that people call Christians hatemongers, bigots, homophobes etc. and accuse them of being violent when all they are doing is standing up for their views and more often than not, praying for the individuals who ARE hateful and violent.
 March 26, 2015 at 5:44pm
I never heard of someone dying because they didn’t have a cake, photos, or flowers for their wedding nor have I ever heard of said things being needs or rights. Those things are wants and thus a person should be able to decline participating in/providing for a ceremony that would violate their conscience.
A Christian can and should feed those with whom they disagree. A Christian can and should help those who are in NEED, especially if said need is their life. Christians can help those outside of Christ if there is a need not a want. I won’t help a gambler attain money so they can go back and gamble but I will provide food if they are hungry.
Please try to understand helping someone based on their needs and their right to life not because they want a cake.
 March 23, 2015 at 2:57pm
There’s nothing new under the sun…
 March 23, 2015 at 1:49pm
Instead of changing the Bible to suit one’s preferences how about using the Bible to change said preferences. Sad to say this is the world we live in where both the Bible and the Constitution are merely guidelines and opinions matter more than actual truth.
Or...........you are a racist if you are white and do not drink black coffee.
 March 18, 2015 at 3:39pm
Yeah, wasn’t it in the book of 2nd Opinions? Jesus died for your sins so you can do what you like. Sounds like our country too. Soldiers died for your freedoms so you could be a hateful, intolerant, unamerican, heterophobe.
 March 13, 2015 at 7:58pm
Let’s see, we have this where they want to be called chaplains. There’s a few humanist churches and if I remember correctly, there’s a humanist version of the 10 commandments. Let us not forget the “can be good without god” proselytizing as seen on billboards and buses and the belief in self. Yup, it’s a religion.
 March 11, 2015 at 4:35pm
Yes, know your Bible! In fact know it well enough that you know a church should have elders (plural) to watch over the flock. Granted, yes, some elders conspire together and can change a church too, however, if good sound men stand up and become elders and watch over the flock then it will be harder for radicals to come in and change things.
1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 1 Peter 5:2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; 4 and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. Romans 16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. 18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ… I ran out of room but you get the idea.
 March 11, 2015 at 3:21pm
Um, if a guy holds open a door for me I tend to think, “wow, there are still gentlemen in this world.” Never have I thought, “ugh, he’s a sexist pig.” Some of these girls, and that’s what they are, girls not women, need to get over themselves and allow a guy to be nice to them and treat them with respect instead of shaming them and therefore demasculinizing the men. So really, who’s the sexist now?