#1. He Doesn’t Want To Obey— http://www.peteenns.com/the-inspiration-authority-of-the-bible/
I propose that believers are the ones who vest the Bible with authority, and not only that: filled with the Spirit, we are the ones who actually inspire it.
He wants to make the bible a human book in order for him to do as he pleases and consider himself a Christian.
#2. He Still Doesn’t Understand The Difference Between— http://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/lgbtq-rights-and-the-hypocritical-christian-outrage-over-sharia-law/
While I don’t share their fear that Sharia law is coming to America and that I’m going to get 30 lashes by the religious police because they hate my blog, I do share the general sentiment these conservative Christians are articulating: no one in a free country should be forced to live by another’s religious codes or ethics
SIN and legal Law. Sharia law covers legal aspects of life an dis not limited to just religious practice. It also does not define sin because it has no authority to do so and no god that is morally superior to anyone or anything else. Sharia law also has its roots in sin thus any application of it is detestable and wrong for the believer to follow.
They’re actually very pro-Sharia, highly engaged in trying to establish more Sharia, but instead are trying to establish Christian Sharia.
While some Christians may be going to the extreme in the same-sex issue, same-sex is sin and actually an abomination to a God is morally superior to everyone and everything else. Practicing sin and calling it good is declared wrong by that same God thus when Christians oppose the acceptance and the special rights granted to those practicing same-sex they are opposing sin , injustice and unfairness. As well as a host of other violations of the civil rights of those who do not practice same-sex ideology.
If you look closely, those who oppose the implementation of Sharia law are opposing sin as those laws are unfair, unjust, badly interpreted and implemented and so on.There is nothing of God in those rules as they violate so many of God’s instructions. Christians do not want their civilizations destroyed because the secular world cannot learn the lessons God has given throughout history teaching us what happens when we practice sin and call it good.
#3. ISSUE #3 is out and available at our website– www.feedingflock.com
We deal with controversial topics and next week Issue #4 will be out and it deals with women and the church.
Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25. During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration. The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.” Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week. At the festival’s conclusion, December 25th, Roman authorities believed they were destroying the forces of darkness by brutally murdering this innocent man or woman.
The ancient Greek writer poet and historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time. In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season).
In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it. Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.
This is but one link to the history of Christmas, while the last paragraph mentions Christians, it is better to say The Roman Catholic Church did the importing and not true Christians. Here is another link to another version of events
The Encyclopedia Americana, 1956 edition, adds, “Christmas…was not observed in the first centuries of the Christian church, since the Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons rather than their birth…a feast was established in memory of this event [Christ’s birth] in the 4th century. In the 5th century the Western church ordered the feast to be celebrated on the day of the Mithraic rites of the birth of the sun and at the close of the Saturnalia, as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ’s birth existed.”