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A Few Comments- 35

14 Dec

#1. There Is NO Solidarity With Unbelievershttp://www.christianpost.com/news/hijab-wearing-wheaton-college-prof-responds-to-critics-who-question-her-devotion-interview-152479/

Larycia Hawkins is an associate political science professor at the respected Illinois-based evangelical higher education institution Wheaton College, the alma mater of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham. Hawkins posted on her Facebook page last Thursday that she will wear a Muslim headscarf throughout the Christmas season. During her interview with The Christian Post on Monday, Hawkins maintained that her post was miFsunderstood by many Christians

All one has to do is point to 2 Cor 6:14 to stop this kind of thinking

Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Muslims do not worship the same god as Christians do and just because some ancestors worshiped allah does not change this fact. Leaders in the church or academic institutions need to be right and lead correctly, this is not meeting that duty. Leading people to sin is not of God

even though Jesus’ mom wore a hijab. Mary, the mother of God, wore a hijab,” Hawkins highlighted

How could she, hijabs and islam were not even invented at that time.

#2. Good Discoverieshttp://www.christianpost.com/news/archaeologists-discover-hezekiah-israel-jewish-temples-bullae-bible-151853/

It wasn’t until recently that these bullae were examined more closely, and what the closer examination revealed is rocking the archaeological world. One of the bullae bore the inscription “Belonging to Hezekiah (son of) Ahaz king of Judah… Now, if you’re a regular BreakPoint listener, you know that this is only the most recent in a series of archaeological finds that are confirming the historical nature and veracity of the biblical narratives. A few years ago, I told you about the discovery of Shaarayim, one of the two cities of David mentioned in First Chronicles, as well as the remains of one of David’s palaces and royal storehouses

There has never been an archaeological or scientific discovery that has disproven the Bible or shown the scriptures to be false.

#3. I Am Not A Fanhttp://www.christianpost.com/news/7-situations-where-your-church-should-not-have-greeters-152080/

I am an advocate for churches having greeters.

When I go to a church I do not want to be bothered by anyone as I am feeling my way around and getting to know the situation. Having people bother me, especially in fake friendship, is not something I endure patiently. I also think that greeting should come naturally not forced because the church wants to appear friendly,  I know of many instances where if I do not respond according to the church’s accepted format I am shunned, judged and negatively thought of.

There is no respect on the part of the church for the many different moods and personalities of those entering a church for the first time and the church should not violate the rights of visitors and make them uncomfortable by overzealous and meaningless overtures of welcome.

#4. Telling Someone They Are Sinning And Going To Hell...– http://www.christianpost.com/news/google-silence-church-152469/

The audience member’s question nodded towards recent comments made by Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
“We should build tools to help de-escalate tensions on social media — sort of like spell-checkers, but for hate and harassment,” wrote Schmidt in an op-ed published by the New York Times. “Without this type of leadership from government, from citizens, from tech companies, the internet could become a vehicle for further disaggregation of poorly built societies, and the empowerment of the wrong people, and the wrong voices.”

IS NOT a hate crime, an act of hatred nor any violation of anyone’s rights. It is act of love as one warns those disobeying God’s word of their eternal destination. Why these statements and thinking arise is because unbelievers do not want to know where they are headed and continue to want to pursue sin without opposition. Much like the pre-flood world did.

#5. Do Unto Othershttp://www.christianpost.com/news/pro-life-christian-college-exemption-abortion-152317/

27 Christian colleges and universities religious exemptions from Title IX laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation and gender identity over the last 18 months.
The exemptions, opponents say, gives the institutions’ the ability to ban those students who don’t uphold the school’s biblical values on sexual relations and abortion without risking the loss of federal funding.
With the Obama administration having changed the definition of Title IX protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity, along with the Supreme Court’s decision in June to legalize same-sex marriage, many Christians schools have been advised by legal experts to take steps to protect their Christian beliefs from vulnerability to lawsuits and government consequence

That verse covers the behavior and speech on all sides of the issue, not just the side some people are attacking. The Bible says to get understanding and understanding is needed when addressing these issues and actions so that those who are innocent, make mistakes and other errors in judgment are not punished like those who willfully sin and break God’s rules.

We need to be ready to forgive, be fair, just and not generalize or sweep everyone into the same category because it is easier to handle the problem. Those words apply to all sides of the issue as well. i do not disagree with their applying and obtaining the exception, I just want them to be biblically correct when they exercise that exception

#6. Yet One Thing Is Missinghttp://www.christianpost.com/news/8-characteristics-evangelistic-pastors-152307/

Because these pastors want to see people saved,

Well, maybe more than one but while this is a biblical attitude to have, there is something missing. Feeding the sheep. Evangelistic services sacrifice spiritual food for the needy members and too much emphasis on evangelism makes the church spiritually malnourished, lacking in knowledge, wisdom, understanding, justice, fairness and so on.

People will come to the church, church members will invite their friends and unsaved neighbors if the church is meeting the spiritual needs of the congregation correctly. A quality product attracts and produces quality people. Being seeker sensitive at the expense of feeding the flock is not the correct way to go. We have to obey all the commands and instructions of God not just the one.

A well-rounded church removes many of the accusations faced by the members of the congregation

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