YAY! You'll be glad you did!!! I'll pray that His Word is made crystal clear to you, and that He will lead you to places you need to go. I know He leads me to some amazing verses sometimes!
I'm so glad to see you, sDee and a couple others talking about tiqiyya 12grace. I've posted about it on my own blog. It's a practice that is common in Islam, but too many ignorant people have no idea what it is, and that it's so common.
You're a gent and I admired how you handled that lengthy criticism. I normally show those comments, leading with an insult, the attention they deserve.
I am referring to his comments to you and to Jaynie59.
Insulting people on this or any other site is not justified...it's just bad behavior.
I welcome constructive criticism as it adds to my vast knowledge base [hehe].
According to Frank Luntz 60% of the registered voters are fed up with attack adds.
As one of the 60% I'd like to add that I've reached my tolerance threshold with conservative commenters insulting or attacking other conservative commenters on this site.
In the future, please try to relax your sphincter when constructively criticizing your fellow conservatives.
TO - 12grace - RE: The mosque in NYC
have a gander at this >>
sprinkle Pig's blood at the site - end of mosque idea
You fail to see the destructive potential of this low-tech double edge weapon Joe.
Alert Homeland Security and the Pentagon! This old weapon can be used on offense and defense and it uses the same delivery system for both.
Simply fill the tanks of a crop duster with pig blood and spray a defensive shield over New York City and any other potential targets or spray terrorist camps, cities or whole countries.
The half-life of the pigs blood can be determined with an equation utilizing yearly rainfall and average wind speed tables as your variables. Repeat deployment as necessary.
Pig Farmers, slaughter houses and governments unite against radical Islam with a daily douse of anti-Paradise juice.
Also talk of sprinkling pig's blood on the site -
The ground would be desecrated
That is the simplest way
"radical Muslim" sorry no such thing....the whole filthy man made religion is all the same they will lie to your face and smile while doing it...until we understand that and deal with it we are at the mercy of the religion of filth...they choose the time and place to kill us...and they will...ITS IN THERE DAM BOOK....its what they believe it is what they will do...when will we wake up to this satanic religion
I admit for a minute there I was shaking my head, but that's why I didn't reply at first. I wanted to see what you thought after reading the others. We're all learning Nukefriend, some of us are farther along than others- it's a life long process, but what's important is that we are willing to learn. :-D
I just thought of a couple of resources for you too Nukefriend, one's that have helped me over the years. One is a free download Bible (King James) which has Greek and Hebrew meanings for all the words- it's excellent. It helps too because along the side, you can click on any book of the Bible, and whatever verse to look up. It's got all sorts of things which are helpful for all learning stages. http://www.e-sword.net/
And also check out Ravi Zacharius both on you tube and his webpage. He's an excellent apologetist, and has a lot of information about other religions, atheism and humanists. He's great! http://www.rzim.org/ Just Thinking http://www.rzim.org/resources/listen/justthinking.aspx Let My People Think (this is excellent!) http://www.rzim.org/resources/listen/letmypeoplethink.aspx
And Ravi's popular questions and answers- these are GREAT! http://www.rzim.org/resources/watch.aspx
Hope this helps!!
Nukefriend, I've been reading all of these and I do believe you know what the others are saying, and all make valid points. Rshill and Goldni are correct, in that we are all created by God, but we are not all His children. I can't say that all other gods are demons, but they all have the same source, and that is Satan who plants false ideas and spreads false gospels (with just enough truth to make the lies more believeable). I believe in some predestination, but not so that everyone is predestined whether to believe or not in Christ. Some will obviously remain lost due to pride (where fear, stubborness and anger stem from), but there are many who will come to faith and see the light of the truth- but we must keep shining that light! Some may be blinded to it because it's so bright they close their eyes, but even then, they will eventually squint and see ;-)
Jesus did not try to covert nonbelievers with use of force nor did he try to conquer tribes or nations with armies. The Prophet Mohammad did use force and conquest to spread the religion he created.
When Muslims or their apologists say Islam is a religion of peace are they referring to the deliverance of eternal peaceful slumber?
The Prophet Mohammad use violence and waged war, how is that peaceful?
The fish, or in this case religion, rots from the head down.
Jaynie, it will never be hopeless while there are believers in Jesus in the world. It only seems that way because that's what Satan would like everyone to believe. I realize not everyone believes in the spiritual part of things, but to those of us who do believe, it will never be hopeless. Jesus Christ is the Hope.
UPDATE - more on Christmas Day ATROCITIES:
Of course not -
I think a Kosher shop could be on the opposite end of the block thereby
closing off the entire block
They are playing 'good cop' to the Islamic terrorist 'bad cop'.
Works every time with the spiritually blind liberals.
"If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.
All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil. John 7:7
Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
1 John 3:13
The scriptures are clear-we must go through hardships to enter the the kingdom of God
Islam hates Christmas and Christians, because they remind them that their system cannot and will not bring God's JOY to the world or or God's Peace and Good Will or freedom or forgiveness or grace or mercy or justice or all the Fruit of the Holy Spirit to all human beings, male, female, young, poor, rich, friends, enemies, strangers, aliens... rather, their system produces and does the polar opposite.
How utterly sad. And the outrage from the "moderate" Muslims is..."crickets". Just sickening really. Prayers for these people that were killed.
Africa, "the bloody basin". Sadly this is a never ending cycle in Africa.
You're not wacko Nukefriend! You could read the Bible and the day's new's headlines and try to figure which is which. Maybe it's my love of happy endings, but I for one do not believe Christian believers will be around when the really bad stuff starts up.
Islam IS NOT peaceful - PERIOD
I never hear or see any clerics forcefully condemn all the violence that occurs every day
Once in a while some cleric says something - only rarely
"They" are very intolerant of insults against them - but ask tolerance if
they offend us - an example is that BS "mosque" by the Twin Towers disaster
From Pat Condell >>>> http://youtu.be/vjS0Novt3X4
Captain Obvious here
Again. This will come more and more, and the world will turn away. For now, there are empty words of sympathy from many "leaders"- kind of like that pathetic one by dear leader last Christmas when peacefull muslims bombed the coptic church in Egypt- and dear leader had the nerve to send out his condolenses to "muslims and christians"?! he knows darned well that any muslim caught near a Christ believing church would be the one to strap the bomb to themselves. Soon, there will not even be the empty words. There will only be scorn and more persecution... just like has been the case with Israel. The world hates those who do not belong to the world.
I hate this. I can't stand this. But I do expect this. Watching Christian persecution around the world for the past 15 years, and every year it's getting worse. The majority of it is islam, but there are plenty of other groups doing it as well. Jesus warned us, that we who belong to Him would be treated this way.. and persecution is and will be more intense as His time draws closer. Pray for the Christian church.. pray for the survivors that they would show love to their enemies. As heart breaking as this kind of thing is, we can be assured that those who were murdered because of their love and faith in Christ, are with Him now, and that is an awesome Christmas gift.
We Christians need to stand up for our faith or we will end up having our religious freedoms taken away. Worse yet, the cowardice of the Communist Zombies to stand up to Radical Islam™ will only lead to more of this kind of violence.
I wonder if brilliant physicist Rosie O'Donnell is outraged over this. Nope.
Let us not forget that Pastor Nadarkhani continues to face the death penalty for having become a Christian in Iran.
I'm not a big on military intervention, but Obama has us running around Africa looking for a guy that doesn't add up to a hill of monkey sh*t, in terms of national security. He's at least an admirer of militant black supremacists, and yet when he has his chance to do something significant along those lines, where is he? He cried a river about Port Au Prince, and didn't do much more than show up there for a photo-op. He's ignored Darfur, and now I'm quite sure he's ignoring the situation in Nigeria. We have an absolute incompetent for a president, though I'm sure everybody here already knew that. If he wants to play black militant and "hey look, I'm a Christian", then execute a covert and clandestine operation by sending in a Ranger team to hunt down and kill all members of Boko Haram they can sight down, or draw a knife on. Use USAMI Psy-Ops to make it look like a rival muslim group is killing them off for not being muslim, enough, or something. I'm a firm believer in the domino effect, and that, to me, is precisely what we're looking at, right now. Instead of seeing the red flag popping up over nation after nation, we're seeing the green one, and Obama is seemingly going out of his way to do nothing about it.
my birthplace, lived there went to school there am very saddened, can I ever go back?? I wish ... very sad.......
Yep, and guess what nation was amongst the first to offer emergency relief--Israel. (Psst, don't tell Ron Paul cause he may find out the truth that these poor victims brought it on themselves)
So what... now we're supposed to go to war in Nigeria? Um... ever since Stephen in 1st Century, Christians have always been attacked. And according to Jesus, Christians will always be attacked. Really, is it our job to police the world? After looking at the debt clock, can we afford to continue policing the world?
How can you infer by my post that I am promoting that the US goes into Nigeria? As all paulbots you make up your own debate when the real one does not fit into your fantasy world.
What I was making reference to was how your glorious leader maintains that the victims of terrorism bring such on themselves. As in he blames the USA for 9/11 while ignoring the thousands of terrorist attacks that have happened throughout the world prior to and since 9/11. He completely ignores reality to fit facts into his erroneous argument, as you just have with regards to my post. Should the USA go into Nigeria? Militarily, of course not. Yet, as a virtuous nation it should offer aid to those in need as Israel has. With regards to policing the world, the vacuum will be filled by another nation and who would you rather be the great power in the world?
We need a leader - with a pair - to take a stand
in this situation
Drones would be very effective in these crap laden countries