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    Quote Originally Posted by basics View Post
    Watched an old youtube from Gospel singers on BGT and what surprised me was that in all their singing I never heard the name Jesus being sung. How can one be a Gospel choir and not say His name because Jesus Christ is the Gospel and the saddest part is that in front of millions of viewers they missed that opportunity, why?
    I don't know, maybe they thought picking a song with overtly Christian lyrics would make them unpopular with the judges/viewers and thus less likely to win the competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuteronomy 10
    12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?

    14 To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. 15 Yet the Lord set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today. 16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. 20 Fear the Lord your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. 21 He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. 22 Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodromos View Post
    I don't know, maybe they thought picking a song with overtly Christian lyrics would make them unpopular with the judges/viewers and thus less likely to win the competition.
    Prodromos,

    We write on these threads about the Gospel every opportunity despite the opposition yet that doesn't bother us, especially knowing that we're not going to win any prizes for doing so. My guess is that a lot of people out there are learning for the first time explanations of the word of God as is written through our posts.

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    I hope so.
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    Prodromos,

    Long before I was born again and still a kid, my mother taught me to pray, " This night as I lie down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep and if I shall die before I wake, my soul to heaven Lord Jesus take." I believed even then there was a God yet I didn't know Jesus as perhaps I should have. My awareness of Him registered at Christmas and Easter for selfish reasons and so it wouldn't be until I was forty that He was revealed to me leading that year to my rebirth. In fact it wasn't until a few days later that I learned He is God, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead. Around that time I was having dreams and visions which on later investigation were verified the deeper into my Bible I got. So experience is so important but not as important as the Gospel for it is the key and the only key to knowing God and Him knowing us as sons and daughters.

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    Prodromos,

    Long before I was born again and still a kid, my mother taught me to pray, " This night as I lie down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep and if I shall die before I wake, my soul to heaven Lord Jesus take." I believed even then there was a God yet I didn't know Jesus as perhaps I should have. My awareness of Him registered at Christmas and Easter for selfish reasons and so it wouldn't be until I was forty that He was revealed to me leading that year to my rebirth. In fact it wasn't until a few days later that I learned He is God, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead. Around that time I was having dreams and visions which on later investigation were verified the deeper into my Bible I got. So experience is so important but not as important as the Gospel for it is the key and the only key to knowing God and Him knowing us as sons and daughters.

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    Yes, it's amazing how so many people can grow up in ostensibly Christian societies and yet go their whole lives without ever hearing the Gospel.

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    Prodromos,

    You know when I think about it now I probably had heard the Gospel just that it didn't penetrate my heart then. I mean I went with my mother to the Billy Graham events in Glasgow and went to a little Baptist Church's Sunday school till I could dodge it and yet it took forty years before my eyes and heart were opened. When God acts His timing is just perfect.

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    Yeah, it's interesting how two people can hear the same Gospel message, one accepts it and the other rejects it, even though neither of them is wiser or more moral than the other. Every conversion really is a miracle.
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    “I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience.”

    - John Bunyan (1628-1688), English author and Puritan who spent 12 years in jail for refusing to give up preaching. Bunyan is best remembered for writing ‘The Pilgrim's Progress’

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    That's determination for you! He really loved God.

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    Job 34

    10 “So listen to me, you men of understanding.
    Far be it from God to do evil,
    from the Almighty to do wrong.
    11 He repays everyone for what they have done;
    he brings on them what their conduct deserves.
    12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong,
    that the Almighty would pervert justice.
    13 Who appointed him over the earth?
    Who put him in charge of the whole world?
    14 If it were his intention
    and he withdrew his spirit and breath,
    15 all humanity would perish together
    and mankind would return to the dust.

    16 “If you have understanding, hear this;
    listen to what I say.
    17 Can someone who hates justice govern?
    Will you condemn the just and mighty One?
    18 Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’
    and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’
    19 who shows no partiality to princes
    and does not favor the rich over the poor,
    for they are all the work of his hands?
    20 They die in an instant, in the middle of the night;
    the people are shaken and they pass away;
    the mighty are removed without human hand.

    21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals;
    he sees their every step.
    22 There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness,
    where evildoers can hide.
    23 God has no need to examine people further,
    that they should come before him for judgment.
    24 Without inquiry he shatters the mighty
    and sets up others in their place.
    25 Because he takes note of their deeds,
    he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.
    26 He punishes them for their wickedness
    where everyone can see them,
    27 because they turned from following him
    and had no regard for any of his ways.
    28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him,
    so that he heard the cry of the needy.
    29 But if he remains silent, who can condemn him?
    If he hides his face, who can see him?
    Yet he is over individual and nation alike,
    30 to keep the godless from ruling,
    from laying snares for the people.
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    On this day 481 years ago, the so-called Society of Jesus (also known as the Jesuits) was formed. Enemies to both man and God, they are a worthy adversary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    In Europe, the Jesuits were restored in 1814, as part of the Bourbon reaction against the French Revolution. The restored order "resisted intellectual innovation, distrusted Republicanism, championed papal primacy, clung to the throne/altar alliance, and promoted a Baroque piety that was 'warm, emotional, colorful and ardent.'"[7] The European and American models were incompatible, and a flood of European Jesuits overwhelmed the new nation and established its conservative policies. In 1864, they wholeheartedly adopted the "Syllabus of Errors" an encyclical from Pope Pius IX that named 80 specific modern liberal ideas that Catholics were forbidden to teach or believe in.[8]
    Quote Originally Posted by John Adams' Letter to President Thomas Jefferson
    "I do not like the reappearance of the Jesuits. They have a general now in Russia, in correspondence with the Jesuits in the U.S. who are more numerous than every body knows. Shall we not have regular swarms of them here, in as many disguises as only a king of the gipsies can assume, dressed as printers, publishers, writers and schoolmasters? If ever there was a body of men who merited damnation on earth and in Hell, it is this society of Loyola’s. Nevertheless, our system of religious liberty must offer them an asylum; but if they do not put the purity of our elections to a severe trial, it will be a wonder."
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    "I do not like the reappearance of the Jesuits. They have a general now in Russia, in correspondence with the Jesuits in the U.S. who are more numerous than every body knows. Shall we not have regular swarms of them here, in as many disguises as only a king of the gipsies can assume, dressed as printers, publishers, writers and schoolmasters? If ever there was a body of men who merited damnation on earth and in Hell, it is this society of Loyola’s. Nevertheless, our system of religious liberty must offer them an asylum; but if they do not put the purity of our elections to a severe trial, it will be a wonder."
    Practically prophetic. And hardly the half of it. Adams and Jefferson, for their part, understood a threat we’ve long forgotten. In another letter to Jefferson:
    Quote Originally Posted by Adams
    This society [Jesuits] has been a greater calamity to mankind than the French Revolution, or Napoleon's despotism or ideology. It has obstructed the progress of reformation and the improvement of the human mind in society much longer and more fatally.
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    No, we don't care about your libertarian "evidence".
    “To live without faith, without a heritage to defend, without battling constantly for truth, is not to live but to ‘get along’; we must never just ‘get along’.” - Pier Giorgio Frassati

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    [Jesus] never once condemned homosexuality ... yet alleged Christians obsess over original sin and homosexuality.
    This reminds me of one of my favorite Babylon Bee articles:

    Jesus Never Said ANYTHING About Felony Home Invasion - The Babylon Bee

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    Want to know what I’m incredibly tired of? Christians speaking out against felony home invasion. I’ll never understand why self-described “followers of Christ” feel so comfortable rallying around a topic that Jesus never even mentioned.

    Can you name one single time Jesus specifically addressed this issue? No, you can’t.

    If you disagree with me, then by all means, point in your Bible to the verse where Jesus explicitly says, “Do not engage in either first, second, or third degree home invasion.”

    Please, show me the verse where Jesus says, “Do not forcefully enter the house of another with the intent to commit a felony, larceny, or assault once inside.”

    Or just save yourself the time, because those verses are nowhere to be found.

    Jesus said a lot of things, but He obviously saw felony home invasion as a non-issue. But that certainly doesn’t stop millions and millions of hypocritical Christians from cutting-and-pasting other things He said in order to form a haphazard theology, based on their own personal prejudices and fears, that discriminates against career home invaders and seeks to deprive them of rights essential to their being.

    Shame on you!

    You call yourselves followers of Jesus, but you speak out against home invaders? Jesus never said ANYTHING about felony home invasion!

    But guess what? Here are a few things Jesus really DID say:

    ꞏ “Bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” –Luke 6:28

    ꞏ “From one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.” –Luke 6:29

    ꞏ “From one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.” –Luke 6:30

    Extremely inconvenient verses for anti-home-invaders, wouldn’t you say? These words imply that, if anything, Jesus was in favor of felony home invasion.

    For those Christians who are still stuck on this issue, here’s another thing Jesus said: “Judge not.”

    If you claim to be a Christian yet you judge home invaders, you need to take a long, hard look in your Bible—and then a long, hard look in the mirror.


    Jesus taught that Scripture cannot be broken and frequently quoted Scripture to end debates. For Jesus, what Scripture says is what God says, and the Scriptures are crystal clear that same-sex sexual activity is sinful. There's no reason to think Jesus thought otherwise; on the contrary, Jesus explicitly affirmed the creation account of marriage as the union of a man and a woman and repeatedly condemned the sin of sexual immorality (porneia), which is a broad term encompassing all sexual activity outside of marriage, including homosexuality. There isn't a shred of evidence that Jesus viewed homosexuality as morally acceptable; in fact, all the evidence screams otherwise.

    It also seems inconsistent to berate Christians for 'obsessing' over sexuality, when most sexually immoral people today will tell you that their sexuality is a central aspect of their identity and condemning it in any way should be grounds for social ostracism or criminal prosecution. If sexuality is important, then so is sexual ethics.

    What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? - Kevin DeYoung

    “It cannot be overstated how seriously the Bible treats the sin of sexual immorality. Sexual sin is never considered adiaphora, a matter of indifference, an agree-to-disagree issue like food laws or holy days (Rom. 14:1–15:7). To the contrary, sexual immorality is precisely the sort of sin that characterizes those who will not enter the kingdom of heaven. There are at least eight vice lists in the New Testament (Mark 7:21–22; Rom. 1:24–31; 13:13; 1 Cor. 6:9–10; Gal. 5:19–21; Col. 3:5–9; 1 Tim. 1:9–10; Rev. 21:8), and sexual immorality is included in *every* one of these. In fact, in seven of the eight lists, there are multiple references to sexual immorality (e.g., impurity, sensuality, orgies, men who practice homosexuality), and in most of the passages some kind of sexual immorality heads the lists. You would be hard-pressed to find a sin more frequently, more uniformly, and more seriously condemned in the New Testament than sexual sin.”
    What if Everyone Lived the Sexual Ethic of Jesus? - Sean McDowell

    “There would be no sexually transmitted diseases. No abortions. No brokenness from divorce. Every child would have a mother and a father and experience the love and acceptance each parent uniquely offers. There would be no rape, no sex abuse, no sex trafficking, pornography, and no need for a #MeToo campaign. Think of the healing and wholeness if people simply lived Jesus’ life-giving words regarding human sexuality.”
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    The lust of the flesh probably being the most powerful aspect of sin.

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    That's what ultimately lies behind all unbelief, isn't it? Man's unwillingness to renounce his pride, his lust and his hate.
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    Jeremiah 9

    23 This is what the Lord says:

    “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, 24 but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.
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    Prodromos,

    As long as we remain in a body of corruption I guess we'll never fully know the depth of these but, one day we will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.B. Kuiper
    The proof of regeneration is not a life of sinless perfection but rather a deep conviction of sin which causes one to run to Calvary and kneel at the pierced feet of the Crucified One with the cry “Wash me Savior or I die!”
    Quote Originally Posted by Romans 7
    14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

    21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
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