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Much To Talk About- 90

16 Jan

#1. We Should NOT Threaten Othershttps://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/first-duke-said-yes-then-it-said-no-waffling-in-higher-ed/

That decision was met with growing anger in some corners of social media and elsewhere. Evangelist Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, denounced the move Wednesday and called for people to stop funding Duke until it reversed its decision.

There is no biblical teaching telling us to threaten those who disagree with our viewpoint. Duke is free to decide who they want to give prayers to and which faith they want those prayers administered by. It i snot the right of Mr. Graham to dictate Duke policy to Duke University. We can say they are wrong or making an error and urge them to reconsider but in no way are we allowed to hamper someone’s financial status because they do something we do not like.

I am really beginning to wonder about this next generation of Christian leaders. Do they know their boundaries? Are they following God’s leading when they criticize others? I am just worried that these public statements will hurt the cause of Christ and bring anger upon the body of Christ instead of making the membership in God’s kingdom something people want to join.

Do I agree with Duke’s initial move? No, but then it is not my university and I have no say in their affairs, I do have a say in my affairs and how i will interact with that institution, which is to do so biblically.

#2. I Also Do NOT Agree With Mocking Those You Disagree Withhttps://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/oh-rachel-rachel-rachel-your-followers-are-even-more-absurd/

There are no words to quote, just click on one of the pictures to get it to blow up so you can read what was written.  I do not agree with Ms. Evans but I do not mock her when I point out her false thinking and her sinful support of sin. Mocking is not the  trait of a true believer

#3. Christianity & Evolutionhttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/2015/01/biologos-conference-on-evolution-and-christian-faith.html

BioLogos invites oral and poster presentations from a variety of disciplines about topics at the intersection of evolution and Christian faith. Program tracks for oral presentations will be determined based on the collection of submissions and may include but are not limited to:

I am not joining in and supporting that plea for papers. I mention this because you have to choose, you cannot be both a Christian and someone who accepts evolution. The two ways of thinking are not compatible and have different origins. The former comes from the most Holy God while the latter comes from evil, no matter how many supposed Christians jump on the evolutionary bandwagon.

#4. We Are NOT the Samehttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/and-heres-the-irony-were-all-fundamentalists-in-the-end/

Where I think we need to be cautious is in the other meaning of fundamentalist– not the fundamentalist we all are, but the fundamentalist we all can easily become on any given day.

We all are at risk of holding our fundamental beliefs in a ways that permeate arrogance, in ways that dismiss and marginalize others who hold to different fundamentals, and in ways that are just over all, very unhelpful or unloving.

This article is another weak attempt by alternative believers to convince true believers that they have something in common. They don’t because the Bible makes it clear that unrighteous and righteous have nothing in common and cannot have fellowship together.  False teaching has nothing in common with true teaching, they each have different agendas and goals.

This attempt is just trying to get the true believer to let down their guard and open the door for the enemy to enter into their minds, homes and churches. We need to be careful when those who disagree with God offer palm leaves of friendship for we do not know what ulterior motive lies behind such offerings.

#5. Who Wrote What? http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/2015/01/identification-of-authors-in-ancient-literature.html

A discussion here on this blog brought up the question of whether other ancient works may, like the Gospels, have initially circulated without an author being indicated, with the attribution to the author being added only subsequently to the manuscript tradition.

This led to a blog post by Matthew Ferguson, which made comparisons to the works of Tacitus, which may not have named him as author when first published.

A discussion here on this blog brought up the question of whether other ancient works may, like the Gospels, have initially circulated without an author being indicated, with the attribution to the author being added only subsequently to the manuscript tradition.

This led to a blog post by Matthew Ferguson, which made comparisons to the works of Tacitus, which may not have named him as author when first published.

I think it is a very dangerous game to play when modern people try to guess who wrote which ancient work.  There is just too much information missing to bring arguments about the identity of the ancient authors. We know that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote the gospels and we know the names of most of the other authors of the biblical books because God does not lie and he promised to preserve his word. He would not let false information, even author names, into his work for that one act would be sin and nullify God’s word from being inerrant and God’s word. Not to mention what it would do to God.
Rest assured, the ancients were well aware of who wrote their reading material. They were not as dumb and uninformed as scholars make them out to be.
We perceive Western societies to have entered a time of moral crisis due to the highly aggressive policy of global domination being pursued by the USA and its allies.
We are being asked to tacitly accept the pursuit of this goal through perpetual war, torture, drone assassinations, weaponizing the internet, destructive sanctions, and proxies that use terror to destabilize other nations.
If scholars actually think or believe that evil exists in the world and that it has a lot of influence upon those who do not believe in God? The actions of western powers is an example of people who reject God’s way and pursue evil’s. Then I wonder if scholars think that unbelievers will actually follow what scripture says when many people of the western nations reject both God and his word?
Much of what I read in that interview seems to me that the authors are simply using the Bible to support their subjective opinion about the civilizations’ agendas.  Read it and see what you think.
See how many of these world class scholars you recognize:
Obviously West thinks everyone should read and know those people he thinks should be read and known.  He obviously doesn’t care that other people have other interests and that those scholars do nothing for them. He also is not aware of the fact that there is no biblical teaching telling us to know scholars. They do not want the truth so what good are they to the average believer?
They also do not write for the common person so why would anyone know them?  Scholars tend to stay in their ivory towers and write for academic students and other scholars. They certainly do not care about the common person so why would the common person want to know them? West is confused in his supposed beliefs, he keeps sending people to false teachers instead of those who preach the truth except when those false teachers are people he disagrees with like Ms. Evans, Joel Osteen and so on.
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