Since: Dec 11
#407065 Dec 5, 2012
Slavery in biblical times was very different from the slavery that was practiced in the past few centuries in many parts of the world.
People were not enslaved because of their nationality or the color of their skin.
In Bible times, slavery was more a matter of social status.
People sold themselves as slaves when they could not pay their debts or provide for their families. In New Testament times, sometimes doctors, lawyers, and even politicians were slaves of someone else. Some people actually chose to be slaves so as to have all their needs provided for by their masters.
Economics.It is not a perfect match but it does compare somewhat to todays economic realities.
If we examine the economic classes, we can see, on some levels, a degree of slavery.
The Bible often approaches issues from the inside out. If a person experiences the love, mercy, and grace of God by receiving His salvation, God will reform his soul, changing the way he thinks and acts.Someone who has experienced Godís gift of salvation and freedom from the slavery of sin, as God reforms his soul, will realize that enslaving another human being is wrong. He who has truly experienced Godís grace will in turn be gracious towards others. That would be the Bibleís prescription for ending slavery.
#407066 Dec 5, 2012
And the New Testament as well.
Nowhere in the Bible does anyone have a problem with the fundamental morality of slavery.
I am happy that you do not reject the Bible like so many others here.
#407067 Dec 5, 2012
So Marys words are absurd because you're not smart enough to comprehend the context.
Ya ok. Lol
Come on, I want to hear that story about you 'just finding out you were Catholic by baptism- and you never knew it.
Then months later, you made up a story about you being raised Catholic and your parents would not let your protestant friend attend Mass with you and your family.
#407068 Dec 5, 2012
Reject the Word of God???
God has His reasons for everything He does....
Are we to question Him???
I don't think so....
“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”
Since: Jun 10
"ISA 55:11--"MATT 10:27"
#407069 Dec 5, 2012
They are fulfilling the prophecies of Jesus...
Mat_24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mar_13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Luk_21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying;
I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
WHILE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC SAYS THAT JESUS IS CHRIST...
THEY ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE THE WORLD BY
EDITING. HIS WORD
DELETING FROM IT...
ADDING TO IT
ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE IT
WITH THEIR OWN
UNTIL IT IS NO LONGER CHRISTIANITY..
PURE PAGAN ROMAN CATHOLICISM...
WITH THEIR CATECHISM,
THEIR (so called )CHURCH,... AT THE FOREFRONT..
AND THE BIBLE (the word of God)
#407070 Dec 5, 2012
Thank you, Herme!
Hope you are feeling better and getting stronger every day....
#407071 Dec 5, 2012
God has His reasons for everything....
We are to do His Will...
#407072 Dec 5, 2012
Again, you lie about things I have posted in order to avoid the point.
OK, I don't understand the context of Mary's Second Secret of Fatima.
Here are Mary's words: Please explain.
"You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pope Pius XI."
Please explain why this "secret" was only released after-the-fact, in 1941 after Pius XI was already the Pope and after WW2 had already begun?
Why didn't the RCC warn the world in advance?
Why did the RCC wait until Hitler had invaded Russia?
Could it be that the Vatican wanted to get rid of Communism and appease Hitler?
Why did God murder so many Chinese and poor Russian peasants, yet Mary said it would be the Church that would suffer?
How does devotion to Mary's Sacred Heart save souls? Did Jesus make her a god?
It's all COMPLETELY ABSURD. But I'm sure you can explain. And if you cannot explain, then just lie and attack the messenger.
#407073 Dec 5, 2012
Liar. You're not doing a very good job of freeing me from Catholicism. I told you if what you say is the truth, I'll leave the Church today. So far everything you say is completely engulfed in deception, gossip, falsehoods and stereotypes.
How could I possibly think Confrint is doing the will of God?
You're so filled with pride that you can't even see that Christ was talking about YOU, when He said "many will come in my name... "
#407074 Dec 5, 2012
lol. The fairy tales are flying. These are the same folks who believe if it's on the internet it has to be true.
#407075 Dec 5, 2012
FOLLOWERS OF YAH ~ The Answer is in the WORD ~ IN THE NAME OF YAHUAH AND YAHUSHUA16.flv
#407076 Dec 5, 2012
I'm a busy guy running two businesses you clown.
Are you saying as soon as you accept that Jesus died for your sins you can sin away and it doesn't matter?
“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”
Since: Jun 10
"ISA 55:11--"MATT 10:27"
#407077 Dec 5, 2012
Not every thing that is done ....BY MEN ...in the name of God ...
is GOD'S WILL...
IF IT WERE...OUR WHOLE WORLD WOULD BE DIFFERENT.
MEN START OUT WITH GOOD INTENTIONS....AND THE CARNAL MIND KICKS IN
AND THE WORKS OF THE FLESH SLIP IN AND EVENTUALLY WHAT HAS BEEN STARTED
WITH GOOD INTENTIONS TURNS SOUTH AND BECOMES
SELF SERVING...SENSUAL AND EXPLOITED BY GREED.
THE A.S.P.C.A. IS A prime EXAMPLE.
What was set up to provide animal shelters...( a non profit organization..) has become a money making conglomerate...
sheltering animals is no longer their priority..
Now you have to pay them to take an animal...and pay to adopt one
their original mission has been set aside..
Currently animals are being set out on the highways as the were before...because those that cannot afford to keep them..can ill afford to pay some one to take them..
Man corrupts his own mission..
The road to hell is paved with good intentions,... corrupted
and distorted by mans carnal Adamic nature.
#407078 Dec 5, 2012
Taxes Wages and Fiscal Cliff:
The majority of Us the Government of this Representative Republic that vote and the nonvoters that sit on their dead hands and whine; Successfully reelected President, Governor, Representatives of US the Government, County Commissioners, Township Trustees, Mayors, City Council, School Administrators and Board Members.
That defies USA Labor Law, The Constitution, and demands of Natural Law: what Mother Nature, God, or Whatever Power decreed to be the reality of the real world, democracy, capitalism, the US Constitution, and free, fair, and affordable commerce and common sense demands.
Demanding every Stockholder, corporation, farmer, business, outsourcer sweatshop, and nonprofit, tax-exempt, organization and Church; markets the cost in the wholesale and retail price of his or her product and service; of every worker, consumer, and taxpayer Pay ALL taxes and pay for every product and service they use for life. With money derived from wages (union contract), healthcare, pension, investment and independent business profit.
This enables every worker, consumer, and taxpayer to pay healthcare insurance premium or pay healthcare provider. And enables every parent to educate, love, nurse, nurture, discipline, protect, and provide for every child (job) they conceive. And fund schools, infrastructure, local and national security, government services, and etc.; with money derived from wages, investment profit, and independent business profit.
President, the Justices they appoint, Congress, and Elected Officials hold Union workers, consumers, taxpayers, and Americaís grandchildrenís children, Government employees, Parents, Teachers, Veterans, Police, Firemen, and Fathers disqualified for affirmative action with white skin, Representatives deny Collective Bargaining Rights accountable.
To fund Illegal drug users and Illegal Immigrants, lottery, casino, and keno losers, unemployed Union workers replaced with nonunion workers, Human Traffickers, waitresses that pander for life for $2.00 per hour, slaves in enterprise zones, low-income child labor, consumers, and taxpayers, volunteers without wages, and nonunion workers willing to work for fewer wages than they can afford life. That pays with welfare checks, food stamps, housing vouchers, and Medicaid.
Pay property tax on state appraised value of their American Dream to fund schools. Pay for all stimulus packages, tax abatements, tax incentives, tax refunds, tax credit, and tax exemptions.
Pay sales tax on the more stock dividends (money) OPEC Nations, Enron Stockholders, Wal-Mart Stockholders, Hillarys, Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders (money marketers) market quarterly. In the wholesale and retail price of every product and service Human Beings use for life. And School Boards and Government needs to build, maintain and operate schools, infrastructure, and provide local and national security, and Government services. That gets only product or service.
Needed to measure and maintain the strength and growth of this UNAFFORDABLE economy and distribute money Human Beings cannot digest, burn in internal combustion engines, or burn to heat and cool their American Dream. Into OPEC Nations, Enron Stockholders, Wal-Mart Stockholders, Hillarys, Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders portfolios.
Defying USA Labor Law, the Constitution, and Realities demands does not enable President and Congress to evade fiscal cliff or balance budget and bankrupts USA; Makes Union workers, consumers, taxpayers, and Americas grandchildren's children life UNAFFORDABLE; and created Ohioís $1.35 trillion budget deficit, the $40 trillion social security and the $16 trillion national debt. Americaís grandchildrenís children are responsible to pay Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders interest with this debt until they are 18 years old. Americaís grandchildrenís children cannot pay this debt in a hundred million years.
#407079 Dec 5, 2012
I don't get worked up in the secrets. For some odd reason.. You do.
Its my understanding, that Mary is a powerful powerful intercessor. But she can only act if we humans make the initiative. She brings the prayers to Jesus in a similar way when she interceded at the wedding in Cana when Christ performed His first miracle.
God, of course, knew WWII Was going to happen, but He respects our free will and even allows evil to interact in our lives in order to bring out the greater good in humans. We humans could have stopped WWII. Mary could not have on her own. It takes us to act first. Once we make that initial step, Mary, the Saints and our earthy friends can pull us along.
Its like the drug addict who badly needs treatment. His friends and family can't really do much UNLESS he makes the initial step. No matter how badly you wanna help the person, if they don't want it, you can't help them. You ever watch Intervention on TV? The ones who get help are the ones who look at their family members and say "ok, I need to be saved".. Then and only then, can the family really get the power to help.
Mary is our spiritual Mother, and the Saints are our friends. They desperately wanna get involved in helping us to Jesus Christ. But their hands are tied, unless we act first.
“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”
Since: Jun 10
"ISA 55:11--"MATT 10:27"
#407080 Dec 5, 2012
Make it three businesses that you are attempting to run
You are failing miserably in attempting to run God's business.
If you attempt to ignore the rules of your other two businesses as
as you do God's you will fail with them too.
#407081 Dec 5, 2012
I hope you get some help for your condition.
#407082 Dec 5, 2012
You're going pretty easy on yourself Kay. You said when your child is truly repentant they don't get punished. If your child does the same thing again, do you punish them then?
#407083 Dec 5, 2012
A lying tongue, pride, wrath and now envy. Do you think Jesus will overlook these sins of yours?
Sault Sainte Marie, Canada
#407084 Dec 5, 2012
You are right Hereme, It would be like a house keeper, or a butler.
People who were rich hired the whole family, some of them truly loved their Masters and served them even when they could have left.
After a debt was paid.
There were of course like to day the exceptions. men raided villages and inslaved people like the Egyptains did, and treated them very bad.
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