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    Waiting patiently (ahem) for grandchildren...
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  1. Why are Christians voting for Donald Trump?

    Dominionism is the belief system behind the Reconstructionist and Reformed movements of theology. Puritans, after whom the reformed theology movement is patterned, believed that they were literally creating a new Israel, complete with adherence to the OT law. They are actually considered the original proponents of Dominionism - in a nutshell the idea that Christians can get Christ to return sooner by setting up a theocracy and forcing people to follow "righteousness." Reconstructionists deny that they are dominionists, and yet they actually are. Rushdoony was the founder of the movement. In point of fact, the Christian school movement was the brain child of Reconstructionists. They believed that the schools would raise a generation of righteous children who would take over society for God. Of course, that isn't how they put it, but that was the idea. But, just as we see in history, the Puritan movement did not create righteousness. It created self-righteousness. So, too, did the Christian school movement. Because of what Dominionism is, it is easy to accuse someone who is a Christian and in politics of being a dominionist. But that is not always an accurate appellation. Just because someone believes that it's a good thing to have Christians involved in different areas of society (like government) does not mean that particular someone believes that the OT law needs to be imposed on everything. Nor does it mean that particular someone believes that Christians are supposed to purify all aspects of society in order to usher in the millennium. Yes, we are to be witnesses for Christ. But that does not mean that we aren't to be involved in things like government. How ridiculous is it to think that just because we are Christians, we are to sit back and let the ungodly create and enforce our laws, create and run all businesses, etc and so forth. That is actually the mentality many people have, and labeling an involved Christian - one who actually believes and follows the Constitution (and that alone should convince anyone who understands dominionism that he is not a dominionist) - as a dominionist is a good way to revile the person and cause folks who don't look beyond a few articles "proving" involvement to be convinced that person is evil. edited to add: Interestingly enough, regarding Christian schools, Baptist history is absent from the education. Baptists were the ones responsible for our Bill of Rights. They understood persecution and knew what political oppression did. However, in Christian school education, the Puritans are the ones presented as being proponents of liberty. Look at textbooks used to teach history in Christian schools and you'll see that Baptist influence on this country - which was huge - is completely absent. Puritans are lifted up. It is no surprise that the Reformed movement has taken such hold in Christianity. It is the outgrowth of Reconstructionism. Now, I want to clarify: I attended Christian schools as a child. I did receive an excellent education, and I am thankful for that. And I was not taught the Calvinistic worldview. But I also was not taught anything about the Baptists (even in the Baptist schools I was in). Religious history was all about the Puritans and Pilgrims. No mention was ever made of the persecution of other beliefs the Puritans practiced.
  2. Why are Christians voting for Donald Trump?

    Suspending also means they can re-renter the race. And it means they are still on primary ballots. And still on the ballots at the national convention.
  3. Why are Christians voting for Donald Trump?

    Cruz did not drop out.He suspended. Big difference. And, no, he's not a dominionist. And what is clear, IMO, is that too many people accept the word of a liar like Trump and the word of a corrupt media about him. Sad, really.
  4. Why are Christians voting for Donald Trump?

    As Charles Spurgeon said: "Of two evils, choose neither." It is a fact that there is no lesser of two evils in the choice of Trump or Hillary. I agree totally with you, 2b (other than I believe they are equally evil). That is why we will be voting for Cruz. While there is a Libertarian candidate who seems to be for liberty, the Libertarian platform is a little too lawless for me. Full libertarianism equals chaos. And full libertarianism is for open borders. I'm against that, because I believe God set us up in nations. That is why I cannot vote for Gary Johnson (besides the fact that he is pro-abortion - only in cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother, but murder is still murder - and pro-same/sex marriage...both issues should be left to the states constitutionally, yes, but I will not vote for someone who personally believes either). I have always believed that one should vote for the candidate that is most constitutional. That immediately eliminates both Trump and Hillary. Biblical principle eliminates them even stronger.
  5. Why are Christians voting for Donald Trump?

    I'm still voting for Cruz. I don't care if folks think it's a wasted vote. It's mine, and that's where it's going to go. And it will NOT be my fault if Hillary gets elected. That was Trump's plan all along anyway, and folks fell for it.
  6. The book sounds fascinating, chantie! I love books written back in that era. I've found the series on Amazon, and intend to order at least book 1 as soon as I can.
  7. *waves*

    Hi, Chantie. Welcome aboard. I hope that via discussions on here you might come to the knowledge of the Holy, so that you no longer need to sit on the fence as an agnostic.
  8. a wife

    Well, John, I don't mean to be snotty in my response, but it doesn't actually matter if you see it as name-calling or not. Simple fact of the matter is that it is name-calling. When one's response to someone who disagrees with one's claim that something is a mandate from God - without dovetailing scripture to, as you put it "prove a position," - is to label that someone a heretic, that's, well, name-calling. And it isn't going to start up again. As I said before, it's not negotiable.
  9. a wife

    swath, don't start the name-calling again. Period. Non-negotiable.
  10. Has Online Baptist become Reformed?

    It's an ad, Mountain. As was mentioned, ad block plus can keep those from showing up. That's what I use.
  11. Please pray for the Cseh family

    Great news from Atilla: Today, we went for my one week exam after heart surgery. I took the men with me on the trip to the city, and we went early. We took about a 30 to 45 minute walk to the lake. Before surgery, I could barely walk 5 minutes without having to stop and catch my breath. I figured we were right near the hospital, and the goal was to stress my heart for the exam. If I was going to break what they repaired, this was the time. The great news was no irregular heart beats, a 108/70 bloodpressure and two happy sons that did share their happiness about their father getting closer to normal. I am very optimistic, as this was all without any medications since surgery. We serve a great God, and it was a fun day of sharing a place I love with my family. After back surgery, we hope to make more memories.
  12. Whats for Supper...

    Tonight we had hamburgers and potato salad.
  13. Why are Christians voting for Donald Trump?

    Her endorsement was a big disappointment (and let's remember that the majority of Eagle Forum leaders endorsed Cruz). Not just because I like Cruz. But because she has always been a staunch defender of liberty.And I have to wonder now, with Drumpf showing some of his true colors, if she's regretting it. I think others are. Knowing she endorsed him does not clarify to me how any Christian can support a man who has bragged about being a whoremonger, has been unfaithful to two of his wives, is pro-abortion (no matter what he says now), etc. No, I don't put any candidate I vote for on a pedestal. But I won't vote for someone who has the morals of an alleycat. Even if he were a constitutionalist (which Drumpf is not).
  14. She Said Yes!

    Well, not likely as far as restaurants go. LOL We are over on the peninsula. I haven't lived on the Seattle side since I was 12. Needless to say, many restaurants have come and gone since then! I'll talk to my hubs and get back with you.
  15. She Said Yes!

    Would you want to meet up while on your honeymoon or wait for a later time?