It’s funny you say that…I have read some sources that say at least some members want to relocate the UN to Iraq…specifically, the original city of BABYLON, which Saddam had begun to rebuild. Hmmm…. can you say “prophecy” boys and girls? Sure, I knew you could.
 March 30, 2015 at 2:38pm
Funny, Voltaire said the same thing about religion, that Christianity and the Bible in particular, would, by the end of the 19th century, be “relics of antiquity”…and here we are in the 21st century, he is dead and the Bible & Christianity remain. And, by the way, Al-Wafd, a LIBERAL Egyptian newspaper printed a headline not long ago that stated Obama is a MEMBER of the Muslim Brotherhood, not just a sympathizer. That’s a real conservative source there…
 March 30, 2015 at 2:15pm
How in the world do you know how Jesus should look? And, yes, Jesus was a toddler when the Magi came, possibly as old as two…which is why King Herod ordered that all males under the age of two be killed. This is why he inquired as to the EXACT time the star they followed had risen…so he would know when the child had been born. He ascertained that the boy was around two from what they told him. Only the shepherds got to come and see Him as a newborn “wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger”.
March 25, 2015 at 2:41pm
Wow, could you pull a verse farther out of context than that? The verses surrounding that one talk about not partaking of meat that you know has been sacrificed to idols but not to be concerned if you buy meat in the market and don’t know one way or the other. His point was that we are under GRACE, not the LAW and so what we, as Christians, do is covered by the blood of the Savior. So everything is “lawful” because we are no longer under the law but grace. But that does not mean we just go about sinning and doing anything we want…that would not be ‘beneficial” or “edifying”. The passage is about not abusing our freedom in Christ. Talk about a straw man argument…you pull one verse, completely distort and falsify what it actually means and then proclaim “SEE. Your Bible says we can do anything!!!”. Nice try. I note you didn’t quote the same author, Paul, when he wrote “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?” Romans 6:1 or “What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!” Romans 6:15. Leave the cherry picking in the orchard.
I don't think that that was the point of the verse at at all, or my point, or the point I was citing the verse to illustrate (i.e. that EVEN in the text Robertson purportedly believes is an absolutely true and the ultimate authority on anything it speaks to, there is support for my point)--that there's a difference between what you CAN do, and what you SHOULD do. And thus what you DO in fact do, is necessarily based on what you SHOULD do, which is informed by your values. A fact that's equally true whether or not a god exists, or whether or not you believe any god(s) exists. That fact ALSO seems to be neither mutually exclusive with the (not implausible) interpretation you give to its surroundings, NOR dependent upon a particularly theological position on dispensationalism (i.e. what "covenant," or relations of/rules from god to man, is applicable at any given time--or if that's even theologically recognized; I would say that at least some strain of that is at a minimum alluded to in the theology of pretty much every species of Christianity I have encountered, though the religion is sufficiently diverse that I doubt ALL sects view that as a "proper" interpretation, but that's all neither here nor there and way off the point)
"“SEE. Your Bible says we can do anything!!!”."
See, that is in fact, NEVER what I said OR my point.
March 23, 2015 at 11:32am
Jesus established a kingdom and chose a bride, the church, and ALL believers who are born again are part of His bride. The original believers weren’t catholic, they were JEWISH and went to the TEMPLE daily. (Acts 2:46). Peter was not the first pope. He was a Jewish fisherman. The “rock” that Jesus said He would build upon was not Peter but what Peter said…”You are the messiah”. The church is built upon that rock of truth. Christianity is the perfection and completion of God’s covenant with Abraham and we, as Christians, are actually adopted Jews…the spiritual seed of Abraham. We are the “wild olive tree” and the Jews are the “cultivated olive tree” both attached to the same root…Jesus Christ. When Jesus returns He will rule from Jerusalem, not Rome.
 March 23, 2015 at 10:54am
The One who watches Israel, and by default her people, neither slumbers nor sleeps. May He come along side this man during his time of darkness. Can’t imagine his grief. Tears and prayers. May God grant him the faith of Job and also put His healing hand on his wife and remaining daughter.
 March 23, 2015 at 10:35am
Graham is right. These ‘faith leaders” reaction shows how far they have stepped away from scriptures. They are more concerned with “social justice” and political causes than the gospel of Christ and saving men’s souls. And I can’t remember which verse in the Bible says that sharing your opinion on a subject is a sin. Just because you take offense doesn’t mean there was an offense.
"Social Justice" is another term that is poorly defined. Social Justice as currently used is the losers always get a restart. This usage presumes that the "winners", which usually includes everyone that actually showed up and ran, did something unjust. This assumption is patently false. The losers often include those who did not play fair.
Proponents of Social Justice are nothing more than redistributors of wealth under another name.
This does not mean that we should not help the lame, we should. But, those that did not run or even show up deserve little but contempt.
 March 19, 2015 at 3:43pm
There is no such thing as a “public business”. It is a PRIVATE business and reserves the right to do business with whomever it chooses. The public didn’t found it, didn’t open it, didn’t establish it, didn’t work it’s tail off to make it successful and the public isn’t entitled to tell the business how it should operate. Businesses used to have signs behind the counter that read “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone…for any reason.” You cannot force a company into a contract. If they choose not to do business with you, that is their right. Otherwise the reverse would also be true…you have to use my company for your event or else you are discriminating against me. You can’t have it both ways… I can choose which ever flower shop or videographer I want to use for my event but if I choose yours, you now have no choice but to do business with me wether you want to or not? Ridiculous.
 March 16, 2015 at 5:06pm
If you are truly a born again believer you are no longer a sinner but a Saint. This is part of the problem in the anemic church of America today. Christians don’t know who they are and what Christ has done for them. As Paul, himself, said “So if I sin, it is NO LONGER I WHO SIN, but the POWER of sin DWELLING IN MY (as yet unsaved) FLESH.” Pre-salvation, you had a sinful nature and were, indeed, a sinner. Post-salvation, that nature (the “old man”) has been CRUCIFIED and NO LONGER LIVES but has been replaced by Christ’s nature. The Bible warns us not to put on that old dead man any more as if it were still alive but to live as who we are…SAINTS. Why is it important to grasp this? Because “As a man thinks in his heart, SO IS HE.” Proverbs 23:7. If you think you’re a sinner, you’ll act like one. If you think you’re a saint, you will make different choices. The word “sinner” appears only 10 times in the New Testament and never in reference to believers. The word Saint appears 59 times in the NT and ALWAYS in reference to believers. Ask yourself, which equation makes more sense: Sinner + Salvation through Christ = still a Sinner … or Sinner + Salvation through Christ = born again Saint? It is, as far as I’m concerned, an insult to the God who saved us to walk around proclaiming to the world that nothing happened to us when we were saved and we’re still the same old sinners we once were. “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW creation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
 March 16, 2015 at 4:39pm
Well, then, you would have to reverse it as well. Most atheists and God haters use arguments like that to say if our God exists, then He is responsible for all the evil in the world but never conclude that He would then be responsible for all the good as well…of which there is plenty. They never consider that pretty much all of the evil in this world is committed by MANKIND. He gives them free will and they get angry when men use it for evil. The lack of logic is incredible… sinful, rebellious man commits an evil like slavery, God moves men’s hearts to stop it and it’s God’s fault it happened to begin with? Riiiiggghhhtttt. So, when law officers free a kidnap victim, by your logic, or lack thereof, that also means they kidnapped the victim in the first place? I mean, you can’t credit them with the one thing without crediting them with the other thing, right? Ridiculous argument.
The problem is a lack of understanding as to why anyone with power would ever refrain from using that power. They assume they are wiser than God in hating Him for His choices of where to assert His presence and where not to.
 March 16, 2015 at 4:10pm
Or they’re just flaps from an actual fossil perspective. Assumptions and guesses is all you’ve got.
March 16, 2015 at 4:06pm
Funny…VERY funny!! Good call!
March 13, 2015 at 1:56pm
@demo: no brain
March 13, 2015 at 1:55pm
So are you Statler or Waldorf?
 March 13, 2015 at 1:31pm
A while back I intentionally changed my language from “Have a nice day” to “Have a blessed day”. I can’t wait for someone to say something to me about it but, so far, everyone mostly says “you too”. I’m sick to death of people who are offended over things that aren’t offensive. Talk about a first world problem. Atheists are a bunch of thin skinned sissies…only Islamic jihadists are offended more easily. In December I say “Merry Christmas” too.
 March 13, 2015 at 1:19pm
Life imitates art…this reminds me of the meeting between Tony Stark and the kid in Iron Man 3…or 2, I forget. Just another reason Robert is on my favorite actors list. KUDOS!
 March 13, 2015 at 1:11pm
Hey Cref, the Lord Jesus Christ didn’t even have a place to lay his head. How about being responsible with the funds God provides your ministry and fly COACH like most of your congregants would probably have to do.
So you’re not familiar with the concept of “probable cause”?
 March 13, 2015 at 12:53pm
First, color memory is one of the least reliable memories we have so, without a comparison chart, the officer’s proclamation that the tint was too dark is strictly a subjective call with no basis in fact. Second, the sentence “The Walton County Sheriff’s Department said they have counseled the officer.” should instead read “The Walton County Sheriff’s Department said they have FIRED the officer.”
In most states, window tint (even if completely obviously blacked out) is not allowed as a primary stop for precisely that reason - it is a subjective call until metered so you can't call "it looked like to me" probable cause.
At least he didn't do the old fake dog sniff as a reason to tear their car apart, damaging the interior and then say -"Oh, didn't find anything so the dog must be alerting on old residue and your lucky I let you go with a warning!" - about 2 hours later.
I understand the difficulty in catching drug runners, but there needs to be some common sense and controls used so normal people don't undergo unconstitutional search and seizure as well as illegal detainment.