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  1. Our bumbling in Iraq essentially destroyed the church there. If Trump follows through with his threats to Iran, he'll eradicate one of the fastest growing areas of Christianity in the world:
  2. Side note: Not that I agree with the adversity score thing, but you do realize that Common Core is simply a set of standards that no one should have any problem with being implemented, right? For instance, the Common Core 2nd grade math standards: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/2/NBT/?fbclid=IwAR3TwQVxaRdHCwUMBJc5wSeSTe2Alr2O2KaNnQRumwzfMHJIEH37zTCxRok Most of what people gripe about with Common Core isn't actually Common Core, but just ways that certain publishers or educators chose to teach the standard. There's nothing inherent in the standards that make teachers or districts choose idiotic methods to learn it. All that to say, this diversity score thing is dumb on its own merits. No need to try and tie it to Common Core (or what people think is Common Core) to make that point.
  3. We had multiple options in the primaries who weren't morally bankrupt and chose to back this guy. He didn't get the GOP nomination over and against the evangelicals who should know better. He got it because far too many of them supported him before he'd won it. But that's beside the point. I wasn't referring to people who merely voted for Trump. I'm getting on the case of people who cheerlead for him, who excuse/minimize/defend/ignore it when they wouldn't do anything of the sort for a Democrat accused of the same stuff (and didn't when Clinton was the guy in the crosshairs). And you have your head in the sand if you don't think it has serious negative impacts on the receptiveness of people hearing the Gospel. Of course it's God who saves that's not in dispute. But when Christians blatantly and willfully engage in public hypocrisy, it causes non-believers to question the message they preach. Does it make it impossible? Of course not. But it does make it a lot harder.
  4. I'm sure this sort of thing has no effect on a non-believer's receptiveness to the Gospel. Nothing to see here.
  5. WTF nothing. I posted one quote that cut through the self contradicting nonsense of modern gender ideology. It wasn’t a blanket endorsement for all things Matt Walsh.
  6. I'm not his biggest fan as I think him joining The Blaze blunted his effectiveness. But this is perhaps the best run-on sentence I've ever seen to encapsulate the nonsense so prevalent now:
  7. I think Salty's answer was sufficient and you're gnat straining. But for the sake of good will, I'm talking about the factors involved in either leading to you accepting Christ, or pushing you away from doing so.
  8. Well I don’t subscribe to a Calvinist soteriology. I think I’m in good company. And I think that when Jesus said things like “anyone who causes one of these little ones to stumble, it would be better for them to have a millstone tied around their neck and cast into the sea,” He wasn’t engaging in a thought experiment. It’s because our actions have real consequences - for good or for ill - in the lives of others, including how believable the Gospel is to them.
  9. There are many factors in determining a person's eternal destiny. What I'm saying is that such behavior makes it more difficult for the message to be heard. It hardens people's hearts against the Gospel - making them less receptive to it.
  10. I never made the case that they "dictate one's destiny" and I'm not sure where that quote would have come from. I simply said that this hypocrisy makes reaching those who need to be reached much harder. It undermines the work of the Gospel in the culture.
  11. Indeed we do. That's not to say that God isn't working on someone's heart before they even perceive what it is they are looking for, but I do think that how the church - how professing believers behave is a usually the initial and certainly a huge part of how someone who doesn't know Him perceives Him. And when it is perceived that Christians preach one thing and do another, whether it's for personal gain or political power, it leaves the non-believer with the impression that their religion is all talk and that either there is no God, or if there is and these are His followers, He is not a God worth following.
  12. I think some of you are confusing a couple of things. Voting for Trump is not the same thing as defending/rationalizing/ignoring his immoral actions. For instance, one could have voted for him but be put off by how he’s conducted himself as president (perhaps they thought once he was in office he would respect the position he’s and be more presidential for instance.) Or maybe they voted for him entirely over SCOTUS judges but have serious problems with many of his other actions. Maybe they voted for him and now simply regret it. Those sorts of things (not an exhaustive list) are not tantamount to being his cheerleader the way some are (such and Graham and Falwell), and doesn’t involve making excuses for behavior they once argued was morally disqualifying for a President.
  13. That’s the beginning of realizing a need for Him. But it’s not the initial impression. The norm is, someone who doesn’t know God from a hatbox will form initial impressions about Him based on those who claim to know and follow Him.
  14. It's not the worst idea I've ever heard. I do wonder what the unintended consequences would be, but the usurious rates some cards charge shouldn't be allowed.