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#399530 Woman Sets Baby On Fire On Nj Highway

Posted by HappyChristian on 23 January 2015 - 04:49 PM

I do realize we are talking humans, not animals. But the fact remains that many humans act like animals because they believe they ARE animals. 


Nowhere in that passage did God indicate that a woman forgets because someone (the devil in this case) causes it.  Human sin nature is just as vile and wicked as it can be when it is not controlled by Christ.  All too often we cast blame on the devil and his minions when the problem is the sin of the individual. Flip Wilson popularized the "the devil made me do it" saying years ago.  Yep, sometimes he does. But quite often it's not him, it's - as the Bible puts it - our flesh.


I'm not saying she wasn't demon-possessed - no one actually knows. I'm just saying that things like this CAN be done without being possessed.

#399526 Woman Sets Baby On Fire On Nj Highway

Posted by HappyChristian on 23 January 2015 - 03:30 PM

I do believe that this kind of action is often driven by demonic oppression - or even possession. But I don't believe that it always the case. When a people turn their backs on the preciousness of human life (not sanctity or sacredness), as in abortion, everything is tainted by it.  Add to that a distinct lack of fear or even knowledge of God and we see this kind of thing happening.  


God asked the question, "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee."  When a people are taught that they are nothing more than animals - nay, even less important than animals as seen in the rescue the whales and wolves and the spotted owl garbage all the while abortion "rights" are protected - they tend to become animal like.  Most animal mothers don't harm their young. But sows will eat their own...

#399385 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by HappyChristian on 21 January 2015 - 10:54 AM

We've been down to next to nothing with groceries more than once. And God always provided. Interestingly enough, He didn't send ravens (although He most certainly could do that). Nor did He rain manna from Heaven (although He could do that as well). No. He used PEOPLE. People who had enough money or enough groceries in their cupboard. He placed a burden on their hearts to help - not even knowing that we needed it.  


All of the verses about God's provisions are absolute truth.  But He uses people most of the time.  For all any of you know, He may be laying on the hearts of some people to stock up so that you and your family will be provided for in the case of a national disaster or emergency.  No, the Bible doesn't necessarily say that will happen, but anyone who can't see something is coming has their head in the ground.


Be prayed up, for certain sure. And know that, when you are without, God's provision will come. Via human hands most of the time. When that happens, you'll be thankful for those who've stocked up.  :biggrin:

#399349 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by HappyChristian on 20 January 2015 - 03:40 PM

So I guess we should all quit going to the grocery store or having gardens....

#399336 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by HappyChristian on 20 January 2015 - 11:06 AM

Being prepared is not a lack of faith. We all say we trust God to provide. And He will. Likely some will be provided for by people who had the foresight to prepare...

#399084 "christian Dominionism"?

Posted by HappyChristian on 15 January 2015 - 10:04 AM

In the long run, they are not concerned with folks being Christian. Just with folks being completely submissive to the OT law.  Their beliefs are directly linked to what Puritans believed and practiced.  Coerced conversions and forced belief rather than allowing the Holy Spirit to work in their lives.


It is interesting to note that the books that were written for the Christian school movement are pro-Puritan with little or no mention of early American Baptists (except for somewhat snide remarks at times - like Roger Williams...how many know the truth about him or just that he could be kind of a troublemaker?).  AND most of them refer to America as a Democracy, not a Republic.


The Puritans had the problem of their children not being actual Christians because of what they taught as to what salvation is.  And the dominionists/reformed will/do have the same problem.

#398896 Hello, I'm New!

Posted by HappyChristian on 12 January 2015 - 11:26 AM

Welcome aboard!  Just to reiterate what's already been said: wait on the Lord, and He'll bring you to the mate He wants you to have.  I was 26 when I met and married my hubby.  And believe me, it was worth the wait - especially when I look back and see where I might have been today had I married one of the fellows I could have at a younger age....

#398677 "christian Dominionism"?

Posted by HappyChristian on 09 January 2015 - 04:47 PM

Oh, I think they are very definitely a threat to the nation...any threat to the Church is a threat to the nation, truthfully.


Dominionists were the ones who began the Christian school movement - in order to raise a nation of young people who could take over the country with a Christian agenda.  Don't get me wrong, we would be so much better off if Christians were in majority of offices.  But any honest person would have to say that the goal of the origins of the Christian school movement is a glaring failure.


I absolutely agree that this is the type of thing that causes the world to point accusingly at Christianity.  And I believe it is also why they panic when those running for office do say they are Christian (other than just the fact that the world hates anything to do with God).  I don't think it's necessary for a politician to trumpet his/her Christianity in a run for office (but I don't think it's right to downplay it, either). Ted Cruz was criticized when he said he didn't wear his belief in God on his shirtsleeve. But the reason he said that was exactly what you referenced, pilgrim: he doesn't want to "use" it in a run for office. He won't run from it, but he won't say it just to court voters.


Gov. Scott Walker recently came out and said he's praying about whether or not God wants him to run for POTUS.  Both he and Cruz are sons of Baptist pastors and claim to be Christians. But I've not heard either of them use it in the way Carter and Clinton did. From their records and history, I would say that they are genuine. Not perfect any more than any of us, but definitely better stock than what's in the office right now!  Neither one, as far as I know, believes in dominionism.


Yes, I do believe it is a leftover of the RCC.  It is exactly the belief of the Puritans. Reformed churches, to a large degree, subscribe to dominionism.

#398598 Way Of Life - Hannah Whitall Smith, The Popular Heretic

Posted by HappyChristian on 08 January 2015 - 11:01 AM

Yes, it was. I have her book, and I never knew her background.

#398596 Hastening His Coming

Posted by HappyChristian on 08 January 2015 - 10:58 AM

I know of a preacher who taught his people that they could "force" the Lord to return by going out and just getting people saved.  Witnessing is vital and proper, but that is just so wrong-headed it isn't funny.


I believe that God knows exactly when that time is. Nothing takes Him by surprise and I don't believe He's sitting around waiting for us to hasten it.  He sent Jesus in the fullness of time. He'll send Him again when the fullness of time for that comes. Maybe today. Maybe not.  Our job is to be ready spiritually and to be witnessing. Not trying to force His hand.

#398594 Thou Shalt Not Grow A Beard.......

Posted by HappyChristian on 08 January 2015 - 10:33 AM

One of my professors in college had a beard (in fact, OFP, your pic reminds me of him a bit).  He was talking about it one day and said that, in his opinion, beards came back into vogue in the 60s as a statement against feminism - as in, making the point that there is something men can do that women can't: grow a beard (I know, I know, there are some women who have hirsutism and thus do have lots of facial hair, but that's the exception rather than the rule).


Did you know that full blood indians don't have facial hair?


wretched, it's interesting - we were just discussing the reason for no facial hair for military with our son. He's being called back up and so has to shave his beard.  Even though so many don't need to use the gas masks, they all have to be ready to do so. Interestingly enough, though, the military is beginning to make exceptions for religious reasons re: muslim and sikh...

#398549 Thou Shalt Not Grow A Beard.......

Posted by HappyChristian on 07 January 2015 - 02:46 PM

My son grew a beard and it looks good. But he has to shave it soon since he's being called back up.

#398540 Whats for Supper...

Posted by HappyChristian on 07 January 2015 - 01:01 PM

Heavy on the "B" I hope....  about a half pound per sandwich sounds just about right.  :clapping:

Well, half a pound would only mean a sandwich apiece...which would be fine for me, but hubs will have at least 2... :biggrin:

#398451 Prayer For Pain Relief

Posted by HappyChristian on 05 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

Aw, praying for you. Chronic pain is no fun at all!

#397713 ‘Hip’ Church Gives Biblical Christians New Label: ‘Hater’

Posted by HappyChristian on 23 December 2014 - 05:09 PM

Well, I did like your comment.... :ROFL:


Are you sure it's carnal?  Jesus got angry at the wrong usage of His Father's house...I'm not saying knocking someone out is spiritual. But having the desire isn't always wrong - mayhap the way that desire is handled is what indicates spirituality?

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