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SpeakSoftlyAndCarry

Member Since: January 15, 2013

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  • [2] October 25, 2014 at 4:03am

    Well stated Blest!

  • [1] October 25, 2014 at 3:28am

    continued…
    Also learned Lance Ford is the founder of Sentralized Conference (Sentralizedconference.com – note this is a .com and not a .org). According to one page on the Sentralized Conference site, last month if you lived in or wanted to visit the Irving Baptist Church in Irving, TX for $179.00 – $249.00 per person, Lance Ford and a host of other speakers would clarify “missional terminology” for you and inspire you to move “missional conversation” beyond theory! http://www.sentralizedconference.com/#!details/cjg9 .

  • October 25, 2014 at 3:27am

    continued…
    On the Missional Church Canada web site among the Missional Church Conversations articles about the recent announcement and then reversal of World Vision’s decision to hire homosexuals I found such statements as these: “The Bible and Jesus can’t both be the authoritative Word of God which means there’s a fundamental choice to be made that will impact all the rest: Bible or Jesus -You choose.” http://www.missionalchurch.ca/2014/church-life/bullying-pays-world-vision-rescinds/
    “The anger from many evangelicals was quick and punishing and directed at everyone but themselves. Churches, individuals, and denominations, all denouncing the move, pointing the finger at liberals, and some withdrawing their support of WV. Americans are observing yet another instance where the issue of same-sex marriage is creating a highly polarized flashpoint of controversy–most of it with very negative implications. What we don’t seem to grasp is how utterly disconnected we are with how the world perceives us.”
    “Declaring that homosexuality is betrayal of the Gospel, betrayal of Jesus essentially, is an exercise in contempt that arrogantly takes the Son of God and fits him into a particular theological box.”
    http://www.missionalchurch.ca/2014/church-life/dealing-with-tension-how-extreme-replies-to-world-visions-same-sex-stance-defies-the-kingdom/
    continued…

  • [1] October 25, 2014 at 3:25am

    @Mistersprout
    Did a little reading up on Lance Ford and learned that he is a leader in the Missional Church movement. So there is no doubt but that when he uses terms like “social justice” and “social action” that he means them in Leftist definition. The Missional movement is indeed a movement that compromises spiritual issues with/for social issues and dilutes the Gospel. If you want to learn more about the Missional Church Movement that Lance Ford is associated with, the Presbyterian Church is now embracing this movement too and here is a link to an article about the 218th General Assembly meeting where it is noted that “The two big themes to come out of the Assembly were the emphasis on creating a missional church and the passage of several overtures to grant equal rights to our church members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). ” and “Yet, what was extraordinary about this assembly is that collectively the majority of commissioners seemed to recognize, on some level, that in order to create a missional church we have to grant equal rights to our members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. … In so doing, I believe the Assembly found a new way forward. ”
    http://www.drjackrogers.com/2008/08/why-lgbt-equality-leads-to-a-more-missional-church.html
    Continued…

  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 5:28pm

    @Mistersprout
    Lance Ford is an educated man. He knows exactly what the terms “social action” and “social Justice” mean so I really can’t accept the notion that he didn’t intend for those terms to mean anything other than what they do. However even if he was using such secular language out of context in an attempt to appeal to secular youth, that is still a compromise. And even though you state you don’t like the use of such terms yourself, your admitted willingness to accept Lance Ford using them out of supposed context to appeal to secular youth illustrates a willingness for compromise on your part as well. But yet you state you “don’t see a compromiser”. Ironic isn’t it? But a great illustration of how quickly one can loose their sense of direction over even a slight compromise. Think about it!

  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 4:38pm

    Yes it would seem like that is what he is saying. And he, like you, seem to be over looking the sacrosanct of God’s word and comandments.

  • October 24, 2014 at 3:14pm

    @Nabuquduriuzhur
    Why did I Include Bush you ask? Because I don’t let political bias blind me from the truth. Some of the most egregious episodes of misspent tax payer’s dollars were funneled to some of Bush’s and Cheney’s supporters and friend’s companies in the form of government contracts related to our wars and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. I am sorry if this hurts your feelings but it is true. I wish it weren’t.

  • [32] October 24, 2014 at 2:43pm

    While most of what Lance Ford writes would seem in accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, IMO he has diluted the Gospel with another message as is shown in the two paragraphs below from an article on WLQV Faith Talk 1500′s web site where the editor notes: “The following is a report on the practical applications of Lance Ford’s new book Revangelical: Becoming the Good News People We’re Meant to Be – ”
    “Work for the common good through social action. Since the Gospel of the kingdom of heaven is God’s idea of how human society should function on Earth, it’s crucial to get involved in social action efforts as part of your “good news” lifestyle. Campaign at both the grassroots and policy levels for causes such as empowering poor people; taking care of creation…Support social justice through your lifestyle, by focusing on the common good rather than on just you and your own family…”
    And
    “Build friendships with people whose viewpoints and lifestyles differ from yours. …Rather than isolating yourself from people who differ from you, reach out to get to know them better and seek to understand their opinions. Spend time with these “others” whom you meet at work and in your neighborhood. Share meals, entertainment, hobbies, and sporting events with them. Listen and learn from them. …”
    http://www.faithtalk1500.com/spirituallife/11717744/
    So it does appear Lance is another “Social/Spiritual Compromiser”- No thanks Glenn!

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  • [2] October 24, 2014 at 1:59pm

    The further the nation strays away from God the more Christianity and Christians are are marginalized. And as best as I can gather from the mixed message in this poorly written article, Lance Ford believes that the marginalization of evangelical Christians is their own fault for clinging to their old values; patriotism, conservatism, etc. rather than being the fault of those who are straying away from God! Looks like Glenn’s found another “let’s find common ground compromise guru”. What happened Glenn…did Andrew W.K. stop taking your calls?

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  • [1] October 24, 2014 at 12:14pm

    All of those huge stockpile purchases by DHS were political payoffs for the Bush and Obama administration’s corporate supporters. The same is done though most other government departments as well.

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  • [5] October 23, 2014 at 11:50am

    Just one more reason why I thank God I’m not from Massachusetts! Frankly if it were up to me I would expel Massachusetts from the Union along with California, New York and any other state the refuses to recognize our Constitutional Rights as intended by the Framers!

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  • [8] October 22, 2014 at 7:27pm

    If these idiots ever come anywhere close to getting their way with those rates the rich will just pack up and move themselves, their money, and their businesses abroad. Then the Leftist scum in the U.S. will get NOTHING from them! With today’s communications technologies and the opportunities in developing countries the rich don’t have to put up with this crap anymore! And who could blame them for leaving!

  • [26] October 22, 2014 at 7:23pm

    They’re freak’n thieves is what they are!

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  • [2] October 22, 2014 at 3:40pm

    Remember the culture he lives in. God does, as was exampled with Lot.
    2 Peter 2:6-7
    And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
    And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

  • [5] October 22, 2014 at 3:20pm

    IMO the DEA and the BATF are inherently and irreparably corrupt and should be defunded by congress and dissolved. And afterwards for Pete’s sake don’t allow the DHS, the FBI, or the IRS to hire the rogues.

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  • [5] October 22, 2014 at 3:15pm

    @markuspeloquin
    “Not of Mark’s doing”…Really? Plagiarizing the writings of Peter Jones and having to refund donors money that was raised for global missions but used in his own Seattle based Church was not of his doings? Then who’s doings was it?

  • [23] October 22, 2014 at 11:59am

    @Gonzo
    My thoughts exactly! Driscoll never would have even showed up on radar if Glenn hadn’t been having him on as a guest before Driscoll’s controversial story broke. I hope Driscoll and his family get their hearts right and themselves in harmony with God’s will, but I really have no interest in reading or hearing about their plight or of any other “mega-Church” minister’s self created dramas.

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  • [2] October 21, 2014 at 1:51pm

    @Simpleton’sUntruths
    As I see it the only way Hilary manages to even win the Democrat nomination is if the DNC sees Democrats polling so badly that they don’t think they have a chance of winning. Then they will give Hilary the nomination just so she might finally shut-up about it and go away. But if Hilary does get the nomination and the Republicans do something as incredibly stupid as nominating Christie, Jeb Bush, or Marco Rubio, then Hilary might actually could pull of a win. But if Hilary does manage a win, Leftist sycophants like yourself will finally really get to taste the cankered rotten fruits you’ve been cultivating.

  • [4] October 21, 2014 at 1:32pm

    @SMPCOMPDUDE
    I think you are misusing the word “collectivism” in your statement: “There’s also a sense of collectivism to an extent when we all come together for a cause or fellowship.”
    That isn’t “collectivism” it’s “voluntary co-operation”. Not meaning to be prudish here but I believe the distinction between the two is critical. In “Collectivism” the group is given priority and the will of the individual is nulled.

  • [6] October 21, 2014 at 1:13pm

    Aslan’s statement that, “Jesus’ teachings are as close to Marxism as it gets” are as false as a statement gets! Christianity IS absolutely about each unique individual having their own free-will to make the choice to have a personal relationship with God! Not about Collectivism! There is NOTHING in the Gospel of Jesus Christ that requires any form of Collectivism for salvation. Collectivism is an invention of man, that is used by Satan to restrain individuality in an attempt to prevent each individual person from exercising his/her God given right of free-will. Every statement that Aslan made in this article is false and is just more positive evidence that both Islam and Marxism are in league with Satan!

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