Early release eyed for some drug felons

Early release eyed for some drug felons

There are 26 comments on the Martinsville Bulletin story from Jul 25, 2014, titled Early release eyed for some drug felons. In it, Martinsville Bulletin reports that:

Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted recently that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population over time.

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Lisa

Alexandria, VA

#1 Jul 28, 2014
Is this a forum where a womans voice isn't allowed
Bobby

Mansfield, TX

#2 Jul 28, 2014
Lisa wrote:
Is this a forum where a womans voice isn't allowed
Not at all but is has turned into catholic protestant brawl. Only one catholic here and he has nothing else to do. He is busy trying to work his way out of purgatory.

Purgatory, according to Catholic Church doctrine, is an intermediate state after physical death in which those destined for heaven "undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven".

He does not believe the bible.

Ephesians 2:8-9New International Version

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

If he can get some of us the become catholic, he has a better chance of getting to heaven.

Even if he works to get out of purgatory, he still has no confidence he will be completely saved.

Since: Sep 13

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#3 Jul 28, 2014
Bobby wrote:
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Not at all but is has turned into catholic protestant brawl. Only one catholic here and he has nothing else to do. He is busy trying to work his way out of purgatory.
Purgatory, according to Catholic Church doctrine, is an intermediate state after physical death in which those destined for heaven "undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven".
He does not believe the bible.
Ephesians 2:8-9New International Version
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
If he can get some of us the become catholic, he has a better chance of getting to heaven.
Even if he works to get out of purgatory, he still has no confidence he will be completely saved.
Come on Bobby , you admitted you beleived in purgatory. You call it it glorification I think. I can look in my paperwork and find it if you want.

I believe in that verse from Ephesians. I believe in every verse of the Bible. After all the Church owns the Bible.

I believe this one too. I don't see where Jesus asks did you make an altar call.

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f “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne,
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g and all the nations* will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
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He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
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Then the king will say to those on his right,‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
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h For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,
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naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’
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Then the righteous* will answer him and say,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
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When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?
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When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’
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i And the king will say to them in reply,‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
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* j Then he will say to those on his left,‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
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k For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
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a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’
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* Then they will answer and say,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’
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He will answer them,‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’
Bobby

Mansfield, TX

#4 Jul 28, 2014
Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Catholics=Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store.

sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt

9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Purgatory is just like hell-it can last a very looong time.

I am glad it is a lie-let God be true...

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#5 Jul 28, 2014
Bobby wrote:
Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Catholics=Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store.
sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Purgatory is just like hell-it can last a very looong time.
I am glad it is a lie-let God be true...
You believe in this. You wrote it on here.

Glorification is the Protestant alternative to Purgatory, as it is "the means by which the elect receive perfection before entering into the kingdom of Heaven.

Since you admit you never will know the truth, you as a protester are allowed to not believe this anymore.
Lisa

Temple Hills, MD

#6 Jul 29, 2014
I don't see anything ever taught about purgatory in my bible. Yesterday I was joking round about being a woman preacher. I thought that might ruffle you men's feathers a bit. I tried to find my comment and clear that up but can't remember where I made the comment. I will try make me an account so I can keep up with y'all. For those interested I found this forum by reading about the church of Christ. I'm proudly a member of the church of Christ in the outskirts of MD.

Since: Sep 13

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#7 Jul 29, 2014
Lisa wrote:
I don't see anything ever taught about purgatory in my bible. Yesterday I was joking round about being a woman preacher. I thought that might ruffle you men's feathers a bit. I tried to find my comment and clear that up but can't remember where I made the comment. I will try make me an account so I can keep up with y'all. For those interested I found this forum by reading about the church of Christ. I'm proudly a member of the church of Christ in the outskirts of MD.
Check at the book of 2nd Maccabees .
William

Birmingham, AL

#8 Jul 29, 2014
Mike, when have you ever:

1. Clothed a naked person?
2. Visited anyone in prison?
3. Let a stranger into your house?
4. Fed and gave them drink?

You, personally. Not you forking over cash to the parish prison and food ministry.

And have you kept up each and every one of these works every day?

Since: Sep 13

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#9 Jul 29, 2014
William wrote:
Mike, when have you ever:
1. Clothed a naked person?
2. Visited anyone in prison?
3. Let a stranger into your house?
4. Fed and gave them drink?
You, personally. Not you forking over cash to the parish prison and food ministry.
And have you kept up each and every one of these works every day?
Yes to all.
Bobby

Mansfield, TX

#10 Jul 29, 2014
The "good works" of unsaved people are "dead", and are as "filthy rags" to God.

We are under Satan's control until we are spiritually reborn through faith in Jesus.

We are saved by faith and grace, not works. However, good works after our spiritual rebirth signifies true faith.

God is not impressed by the "good works" and prayers of non-Christians.

We are not to admire the sincerity and zeal of those in non-Christians religions. We are to avoid participating in their efforts.

The Good News - God gave us a way out of this dilemma
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Bobby

Mansfield, TX

#11 Jul 29, 2014
Good works are a necessary symptom or sign of someone who has truly been regenerated (saved) by the Holy spirit, but they are not a prerequisite to that regeneration.
Bobby

Mansfield, TX

#12 Jul 29, 2014
Hey. i have worked my butt off all morning. I have already mowed the yard. My neighbors can see my good works:-)
William

Birmingham, AL

#13 Jul 29, 2014
Mike_Peterson wrote:
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Yes to all.
Even right now?

Since: Sep 13

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#14 Jul 29, 2014
Bobby wrote:
Good works are a necessary symptom or sign of someone who has truly been regenerated (saved) by the Holy spirit, but they are not a prerequisite to that regeneration.
Nothing more is needed , Christ's death on the Cross did everything for us. There is nothing that can be done than what he has already done.

We are all saved. Even Muslims and pagans. Thanks be to God.

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#15 Jul 29, 2014
William wrote:
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Even right now?
I can do those for you if you want . Mediate for you.
William

Birmingham, AL

#16 Jul 29, 2014
Mike_Peterson wrote:
I can do those for you if you want . Mediate for you.
Works.

How many? How few? What is the minimum number that you can do to get by with. What is your cut number. How do you know that you've done enough? Have to die in order to find out?

Sounds exactly like what the Muslims believe.

Do you get extra credit for serving filet mignon to the hungry person?

Since: Sep 13

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#17 Jul 29, 2014
William wrote:
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Works.
How many? How few? What is the minimum number that you can do to get by with. What is your cut number. How do you know that you've done enough? Have to die in order to find out?
Sounds exactly like what the Muslims believe.
Do you get extra credit for serving filet mignon to the hungry person?
Not even St Paul, your hero , knew for sure. He knew of no reason why not.

Since: May 10

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#18 Jul 29, 2014
Bobby wrote:
Good works are a necessary symptom or sign of someone who has truly been regenerated (saved) by the Holy spirit, but they are not a prerequisite to that regeneration.
there are people who do good works even better than you that are not christians.
William

Pell City, AL

#19 Jul 29, 2014
Mike_Peterson wrote:
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Not even St Paul, your hero , knew for sure. He knew of no reason why not.
He counted his works as worthless. He sire was a terrible Catholic priest.

Since: Sep 13

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#20 Jul 29, 2014
JustChristian wrote:
<quoted text>there are people who do good works even better than you that are not christians.
Amen. Even Atheists can do good works. Jesus died for them too.

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