The Trashing of America

Discussion in 'Politics' started by 2 Timothy2:1-4, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of America
    Which will it be?
    • Adultery
    • Drug Addiction
    • Corruption
    • Lies and Deception
    • Marxism
    • Socialism
    • Anti-Family
    • Freedom from Religion
    • Hatred
    Or:
    • Fidelity in Marriage
    • Clean Living
    • Integrity
    • Honesty
    • Free Markets
    • Personal Freedom
    • Pro-Family
    • Freedom of Religion
    • Love
    http://www.jeremiahproject.com/trashingamerica/index.html
     
  2. hillclimber1

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    I firmly believe that darker side is where we're headed. I believe we (Body of Christ) MUST keep fighting for the principals God has laid on us. As long as we're here, the Holy Spirit uses us as a restraint against the evil that is increasing. We know that the time of tribulation is coming, and that is decidedly NOT a good moral direction.
     
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    Look at the incredible inroads the homosexual agenda has made. The intellectual elite have embraced it wholeheartedly, and it's starting to be force fed to our children in public school.

    See how the murder of our unborn is all but decided, for death. If a democrat president is elected, it's completely decided.

    Look at the outcry against fighting Islam, who has prominently declared its intention to destroy everyone outside its religion.
     
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    It is unbelievable how far down this road we have come in the past 40 or so years. Things have gotten so bad, we have long forgotten the days when the Democrats had some similance of morality, such as Truman. Over the years, it has progressed to the point that in the last 7 or so years, the Republican party has followed in lock step with the trend. The anger from Christians is presently directed at the Republicans, because, not many years ago, they also had a framework of morality. That has radically changed as of late.

    The dilemma Christians find themselves in is that there is no one to vote or fight for. Since both major parties that have any chance of winning are totally debased, it will take a miracle of God to turn it around. There is no longer any viable alternative to greed, corruption, and immorality.
     
  5. KenH

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    Sure there is - the Libertarian Party. :)
     
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    The Moslims just want infrastructure. We will shape man by shaping his environment and building their infrastructure!
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  7. hillclimber1

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    Agreed, which is why I think we're headed toward darkness.
     
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    I am always interested when people take the position that "socialism" is bad and "free markets" are good. I suspect that Jesus would strongly prefer a socialist ordering to society and would have strong words against unfettered free markets. I suspec that American cultural values are once again being mixed up with Scriptural ones.
     
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    Scripture, please?

    I see plenty of Scriptural rebuke regarding the "almighty dollar" being the end-all, be-all goal of pursuit. But I don't see anywhere that encourages a socialist model.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_communism
     
  11. KenH

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    True. The Holy Scriptures don't endorse or condemn any particular political system or any particular economic system.
     
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    I disagree. God gave Israel Judges, not Kings, a clear signal that God endorses personal responsibility, with limited government powers.
     
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    It is a sinking ship (america... this world). Save what you can while you can.
     
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    Tob 13:6 If you turne to him with your whole heart, and with your whole minde, and deale vprightly before him, then will hee turne vnto you, and will not hide his face from you: Therefore see what he will doe with you, and confesse him with your whole mouth, and praise the Lord of might, and extoll the euerlasting King: in the land of my captiuitie doe I praise him, and declare his might and maiesty to a sinnefull nation: O yee sinners turne, and doe iustice before him: who can tell if he will accept you, and haue mercy on you? Psa 33:12 Blessed is the nation, whose God is the Lord: and the people, whom he hath chosen for his owne inheritance. Psa 43:1 Iudge mee, O God, and plead my cause against an vngodly nation; O deliuer me from the deceitfull and vniust man.Isa 1:4 Ah sinnefull nation, a people laden with iniquitie, a seede of euill doers, children that are corrupters: they haue forsaken the Lord, they haue prouoked the Holy one of Israel vnto anger, they are gone away backward. Isa 60:12 For the nation and kingdome that will not serue thee, shall perish, yea those nations shall be vtterly wasted.
     
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    Charles"

    Tobit?
     
  16. KenH

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    I disagree.

    Judges 17:6 (ESV)
    In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

    Judges 21:25 (ESV)
    In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

    Sound to me that the Bible is saying that without a king that there was anarchy. And reading the book of Judges it definitely appears that there was anarchy without a king. Of course, God was King over ancient Israel but they rejected Him.

    1 Samuel 8:7 (ESV)
    And the Lord said to Samuel, "Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.

    Of course, ancient Israel was a theocracy. And other than extremists such as the Muslim mullahs in Iran no one endorses the idea of a theocracy today.
     
  17. Magnetic Poles

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    The list in the OP is based on fallacy and false & extreme choices, false dichotomy and more. Typical binary thinking.
     
  18. charles_creech78

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    KJV 1611 edition brother. Go to e-sword.com down load it. It free.(Geneva) If you turne to him with your whole heart, and with your whole minde, & deale vprightly before him, then will he turne vnto you, and will not hide his face from you, but ye shal see what he will doe with you: therefore confesse him with your whole mouth, & praise the Lord of righteousnes, & extoll the euerlasting King. I wil cofesse him in the land of my captiuitie, and will declare his power, & greatnes to a sinfull nation. O ye sinners, turne and do iustice before him: who can tell if he wil receiue you to mercy, and haue pitie on you?
     
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    For a while. Then he gave them Kings. What's your interpretation of that?
     
  20. Magnetic Poles

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    He also gave the Germans, Hitler. :eek:
     

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