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#306475 The American Flag

Posted by HappyChristian on 28 August 2012 - 10:25 AM

Blessed - if you can't see that BO is a communist by his actions and the things he's pushing, you really need to look a bit deeper...and there's no sense getting offended if someone says something like that: everyone is entitled to their own opinions and on this forum, we sure do express 'em. :nuts:

We fly our American (so John has no questions :biggrin: ) flag every day. And we keep it out at night, with a light on it. Interesting thing is, there are a couple of neighbors who have begun doing the same thing. We don't fly the flag on Halloween, though, because we don't want any trick-or-treaters coming to the house. Other than that, the flag is out every day (or unless it's gotten to the replacement point and we haven't gotten a new one yet). Our goal is to eventually have a flag pole. We'd actually like two, so we can fly a Christian flag, too. (We fly the 50 star flag, because it stands for America - regardless of who is POTUS)

While our son was at home, his Southern Cross (yes, the Rebel flag :ph34r: ) hung in his window. Sadly, he took that with him when he moved. If we had a Gadsen flag, we would fly that one, too.

#306385 Palin Hints At Formation Of Third Party

Posted by HappyChristian on 27 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

I guess this means you can't be a moderator on this board anymore, LuAnne.


#306366 Real Citizenship

Posted by HappyChristian on 27 August 2012 - 10:37 AM

Loving the country we are born in does not negate our love for Christ. How ridiculous - and pompous - that idea is! God is the One who put nations on the earth, and He is the One who placed us in the nations of our births.

#306365 Book The Harbinger Johnathan Cahn

Posted by HappyChristian on 27 August 2012 - 10:33 AM

Hmm - I read a lot. And I do mean a lot. Both non-fiction and fiction. There's a lot to be said in many fiction books, and many authors put in a lot of work to make them realistic. I'd rather read a good fiction book than watch a movie.

Oldtimer, thanks for your input. I may just read the book now.

#306361 Kj Bible College

Posted by HappyChristian on 27 August 2012 - 10:22 AM

Yep, some of the KJB colleges do teach Greek - and even Hebrew! :bigshock: The one my hubby attended does teach Greek. And, in fact, the dean of that college has his master's in ancient languages (concentrating on Greek and Hebrew). And he's never attempted to "correct" the KJB, and he is strongly KJB.

If the purpose of learning Greek or Hebrew were to correct the KJB, that would be error. But there is no sin in learning those languages. I know when I took Greek in college it was simply because I wanted to learn the language - not to correct anything. The Greek my hubby had wasn't for correcting, either.

I think we have to be careful of a reverse type of snobbery...again, learning those languages is not a sin. Nor is it a sin to desire to look up the meaning of a word. Ba-ruther!

#306053 ‘A Romney-Ryan Administration Would Not Oppose Abortion In Instances Of Rape’

Posted by HappyChristian on 24 August 2012 - 03:03 PM

KOB - The only problem with your reasoning is that the resultant baby didn't bring it on itself, either. And to compound the tragedy of rape and a pregnancy by abortion - the literal killing of a child of a female's womb - adds to the trauma, rather than resolves it. I agree that it is a horrifying situation, but abortion makes it worse. She not only has to live with what was done to her by her cousin, she will have to live with what she did to the baby. I know many women who would never had done it if they knew what they would go through - for the rest of their lives.

The solution for someone like this 11 year old? Not easy, but sometimes answer to trauma isn't. But they could take her out of school and homeschool her, let her have the baby and give it up for adoption. I realize that doesn't seem like a good thing for her to go through, but there is the baby to consider - totally dependent on those who are making the decision to murder it. It sounds kinda crazy, but having the baby could actually help her over the trauma - by giving life to someone who is actually more vulnerable than she is/was.

As for the rapist... :knuppel:

#306039 ‘A Romney-Ryan Administration Would Not Oppose Abortion In Instances Of Rape’

Posted by HappyChristian on 24 August 2012 - 01:54 PM

Mrs. DePriest, I was just adding to your statement, not countering it.

Okay - I wondered, because it did seem we were saying the same thing. But sometimes the way I word things can be misunderstood...

#305874 ‘A Romney-Ryan Administration Would Not Oppose Abortion In Instances Of Rape’

Posted by HappyChristian on 23 August 2012 - 02:47 PM

When you team up with, support a person, a candidate, those that see you doing this take that as you support that person & his beliefs That is why God tells us not to yoke up with unbelievers. Voting is not yoking up, Jerry. And when we vote, we don't always support the PERSON. Since you don't vote, you wouldn't really understand the difference.

A pastor friend joined in to be a counselor at a crusade that came to our town. In doing this he had to agree that when the invitation was given, anyone that came forward to him he would have to ask them if they had a religious preference, a certain church that they preferred. If they did he had to send them to a counselor of that church. In effect perhaps sending them to a person that would not present to them the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but give them a false gospel.

I told him by being a counselor at this event he was supporting people that preached a false gospel. At that time he totally disagree with me, but was nice about it. My last words on the subject was, “I ask you to please just think about this from time to time, & if you ever change you mind I would appreciate you letting me know. About one year later he contacted me, saying you were right, but its taken quite a while for me to understand that by being there I was supporting a false gospel.

We support unbelievers, false teachers in many different ways never realizing it, never giving it a though. I have to, I’m just as guilty on this as anyone else. I do not say any of this trying to build myself up, its all about the Savior, & following Him closely. So you don't shop for groceries except at a Christian-owned grocery store? (It wouldn't matter, anyway, because non-Christians supply the store). You buy gas only from Christians? (It wouldn't matter anyway, because oil company owners aren't all Christians). Your internet provider is a Christian company? Yes, you are just as guilty. We do, after all, live IN the world. We aren't to be OF the world. That doesn't mean we are supposed to go live in a cave and not vote, not have electricity or cars, etc. Following Christ closely isn't something that only you do, Jerry. But many times you make it sound like you are the only one who does, unless people agree with you. I'm not indicting you. I'm simply telling you how you often come across.

Plus, the articles I spoke of where quoting what solid republican were saying, it was not necessary the opinion of the writer only. The republican party, as is the democratic party, is very diverse. And power, position, & authority is their goal, & they will use anything they can to gain this, including God. Solid republicans? Sure. Yes, power, position, and authority is the goal of many...which is why We the People are supposed to be watchmen. But too many have simply backed off and do nothing about what is going on except complain.

#305872 ‘A Romney-Ryan Administration Would Not Oppose Abortion In Instances Of Rape’

Posted by HappyChristian on 23 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

I don't want to hijack this thread but, back on topic, I think this issue should get out of political issues, its a personal choice and concivtion and the government don't have a right to pry into personal decisions like this. I can't completely agree with you here, Blessed. Abortion is murder and therefore is the business of government. It is not the business of the federal government, though. States need to get their priorities right; citizens need to educate themselves and make their state legislators nullify Roe v. Wade and make abortion illegal in their states. That is the biblical and constitutional way of handling this issue. And that would make it a non-issue in any federal races.

#305865 Contemporary Christian Music And Homosexuality

Posted by HappyChristian on 23 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

CCm is a music that is full of emotions, 20JC. Not the kind of emotion that comes about due to words that bring a worshipful spirit to the heart. But the kind of emotion that centers on our FEELINGS. The kind of music that one could call "Jesus is my boyfriend" type music. Yes, good music talks about loving God and His loving us - but there is a difference.

#305863 ‘A Romney-Ryan Administration Would Not Oppose Abortion In Instances Of Rape’

Posted by HappyChristian on 23 August 2012 - 01:50 PM

I find the title of this thread interesting, since in other threads it's always vehemently ascertained that the POTUS has nothing to do with abortion being legal or not (and that's a truth, really). The POTUS appoints Justices. But it is Congress on whom the responsibility lies to rein in SCOTUS. And it is state congresses upon whom the responsibility lies to nullify Roe v. Wade. THAT is the constitutional way to deal with abortion, not depend on the feds to do something unconstitutional yet again...

#305858 Romney’S Mormonism To Be Center Stage In Tampa

Posted by HappyChristian on 23 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

As has been said many a time, fixation, even here on this board: any person voted for is possibly the lesser of two evils, because we are all sinners. The idea that a Mormon in the White House would give that religion more credibility is absolutely false. It didn't make Catholicism more credible electing JFK, no matter what folks might try to say. Mormonism is already credible with much of America (and even the world) and it's due largely to their PR work. It has been one of the fastest growing religions in America for many years. The "newest" religion to eclipse Mormonism is Islam. THAT is a religion that is truly dangerous to our country, because Islam is diametrically opposed to the Constitution, which is the guarantor of our religious liberties. Too many Christians don't realize that by not voting to get BO out of office, we are in actual fact condoning Islam. Because that is where his sympathies lie and that is the group which he supports. So, a third party vote or a vote for BO or no vote is actually a vote for Islam. :smug:

(sorry, swath, but I completely disagree that Christians' acceptance of Mormonism is the reason so many are in office...so many are in office because people vote for them - not for the religion. Point in fact is Harry Reid - he's Mormon, but no-one really even talks about that)

No Christian, no vote? Okay, swath - when Islam takes over this country we can thank you and others who falsely believe that notion.

#305656 Action Packed Weekend... Revival... And...

Posted by HappyChristian on 21 August 2012 - 01:26 PM

JC, that is absolutely wonderful news! Welcome to the Family! :clapping: (and Wilchbla gave you some excellent advice).

#305648 What Should I Do With Extended Family Birthday's And Holidays Celebrations?

Posted by HappyChristian on 21 August 2012 - 10:39 AM

One of the things I've learned in life, Blessed, is that we can't change our families. If they are not saved, and/or if they are not seeking to serve Him, advice as to how they should live/train their children is very unwelcome.

The biggest, best, and most important way to deal with this is to bathe it in prayer. Pray constantly and consistently for some things:
1. Salvation of unsaved family members
2. God to work in the lives of saved family members
3. That God will give you wisdom what to say and when to say it

And then love them. Oh, I don't mean to ignore their sin. But please realize that they know their sin. And they know you don't approve.

Loving them means sending birthday cards. I wouldn't get gifts for them, but do send birthday cards. And always, always, sign that you love them. You've presented the truth to them, now just pray that the Holy Spirit will work on them. He will. And by just loving them they will see that you truly do care. It truly is amazing what prayer can do.

When you are planning to go and visit your parents, send a note to your sister and let her know you'll be in the area. Just let her know that you hope you'll be able to spend a bit of time with her, but you know she's busy so if it doesn't work out you understand.

I know how hard it is...I've had some of the same problems with some of my family members. But God truly is a God of love. He loves us to Him - and He uses us to love others to Him. Don't partake in their sin, but love them. God will show Himself mighty when you let Him.

#305373 To Fight, Or Not To Fight? That Is The Question.

Posted by HappyChristian on 17 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

Nope, but I do believe that the row was about taxes, and what does Jesus say about that?

Matt 22:17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

And in America, We the People are Ceasar. Our form of government is different from your own - although some of the ideas were absolutely taken from England. Ergo, here in America, our money is not the government's. It is ours. For the government to coerce it from us is theft. We pay our taxes so we won't be thrown in prison, but it is still theft. Because the servants are stealing from Ceasar. And the sad thing is, Ceasar is allowing it.

Let's apply your God planned it, the result would have been the same idea to our own War of Northern Aggression here. Hmmm - sorry, but the end result would have been entirely different had the south won. We would still have been a federal republic instead of having an increased federal government. Big difference here. So, too, with the tax row between Cromwell and Charles.

There is a vast difference between God planning and God allowing. One is fatalistic, the other acknowledges the free will of man.

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