And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways. And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee. And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee. The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them: And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
In "16" it is my New Years wish
That the Church would quit going "squish"
Every time there's a stare
From an Atheist Hare
I'd rather be the Shark to their fish
Admitting it is a slight knock
In "16" I reject Piper for Knox
The former is Charismatic
I prefer the undiplomatic
And a man who will fight over talk
In "16" can we be done with Reformed
Who give us dumb, girly, and deformed?
How about razors for brains
Inflicting apologetic pain
Causing our enemies to become weak and malformed
"We have read and recited the prayer of Jesus, yet we insist to pretend that He prayed, 'Thy will be done, ONLY in Heaven, as it NEVER should be on earth'.”
It’s as if there’s a kind of inverted law of toughness: The weaker a candidate is on protecting our borders, the more aggressively he talks about bombing foreign countries, a move known as “the Lindsey Graham.”
Kasich wants to punch Putin in the nose. Carson wants to put him back in a box. Christie wants to tell Russia they can't fly in airspace they've been invited into by Syria and Iran.
World War III anyone?
The reason that all these Establishment types are ticked at Donald Trump is that in proposing the banning of Moslems, Trump is attacking the official NWO religion. One of the confessional points of the NWO religion is that "all religions are equal." The Donald, by talking about a ban of Moslems, is tacitly saying that the Moslem religion is inferior.
This is an attack on the NWO religion.
Now, whether the Donald is serious is a completely different issue.
Most pastors I've met are a sickly and weak third sex who tickle the ears of women and effeminate men with mawkish anecdotes and theological "insights" so nonspecific and vapid that even the devil wouldn't bother to disagree. They have an amazing ability to talk endlessly without saying a thing, and possess a sixth sense that allows them to instantly identify any "problematic" souls who happen to possess a smidgen of intellect, courage, or conviction. The only virility they ever display is in their efforts to crush and expel these problematic souls in order to make safe their position. They claim a prophetic office, yet the specific sins that are daily destroying their congregations are never addressed.
20 years ago (December 11, 1995) Dr. Greg Bahnsen entered his eternal rest. During his 47 years this towering figure of 20th century American Church history was pilloried, castigated, and blackballed by much of the rest of the "conservative" American church simply because of his theonomy, his postmillennialism, and his presuppositonalism -- his consistent Calvinism. Dr. Bahnsen was a giant Gulliver brought down by Lilliputians.
Like all men, he had his faults but given his backhanded treatment by much of the rest of the conservative Church one would have thought that Bahnsen was the greatest threat to the Church since Dispensationalism.
May the Lord raise up such men once again:
"Imagine a person who comes in here tonight and argues 'no air exists' but continues to breathe air while he argues. Now intellectually, atheists continue to breathe - they continue to use reason and draw scientific conclusions [which assumes an orderly universe], to make moral judgments [which assumes absolute values] - but the atheistic view of things would in theory make such 'breathing' impossible. They are breathing God's air all the time they are arguing against him."
- Greg Bahnsen
You do understand that liberal clergy who support special LGBT rights and SOGI laws are in effect saying..."Yes, put the business person in jail for applying Biblical precepts in all of life and living according to a sincere conscience."
You do understand that passive clergy, no matter the theological perspective, are in effect saying, "Yes, we don't care."
Better turn your worship volume louder, lest you hear the train of history...