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  • 'I Don't Want To Waste My Life Anymore': Glenn Beck Announces He's Getting Out Of Politics

    04/17/2014 8:16:41 AM PDT · 103 of 134
    chuckles to DouglasKC
    Good word. I recently used Lev 18: 22 in a message to try to show that the LAND will vomit us out after the Duck Dynasty, Rose Bowl Parade, and Grammy controversies came to light. Got a good reception, but that amounts to about 60 people. If MY people, called by My name will humble themselves......... We haven't even repented in our own churches. More and more churches have gone gay. Even baptist churches in Texas, of all places, have gay deacons now. Obama called on an openly gay preacher to pray at the Easter Prayer Breakfast just a few days ago. Sexual sin is different from other sin. Sodomy defiles the land. God declared the reason the Canaanites were thrown out was due to sodomy and bestiality. A sodomite can repent and be saved, but the land shouldn't make it legal or we will reap what we have sown. Stealing is a sin against God, but sodomy is a sin against the land God has provided for His people.

    Who will stand and shout sodomy is Death! Not even the mainstream denominations utter a word. If you do, you are called the "Phelps" wannabees. Jesus didn't come to make peace, but to divide families with a sword. I'm guessing Beck doesn't even want to say anything out loud on his God provided, pulpit. God is looking for someone to stand in the gap,.....Apparently Beck isn't him.

  • 'I Don't Want To Waste My Life Anymore': Glenn Beck Announces He's Getting Out Of Politics

    04/17/2014 7:50:50 AM PDT · 79 of 134
    chuckles to JihadiKiller
    This is just my opinion. I think a good man got his break, put in a good effort, but failed to make a difference. After awhile it become overwhelmingly difficult to keep going. In a nutshell, he is fighting God. We are doomed to spiral down into Gomorrah, just as the Bible predicts and we can't stop it. The Bible tells us to "overcome" till the end. It's not about making a difference, because we can't, but our job is to resist. With abortion now so common that mentioning 55 million gets a yawn, and having gay weddings at the Rose Bowl parade gets almost no notice, we have lost America. Our job is to stand firm with no compromise. Once you put your hand to the plow, you can't let up or you aren't worthy to Jesus.

    Beck probably thought with all the blessings God showered upon him, he could make a difference. There are powers and principalities in charge, however. God had declared "Ichabod" over America several years ago. Watch "The Harbinger" or anything connected to Johnathan Cahn on YouTube. We pronounced our own curse upon America years ago. IMHO, we have been doomed from the 60's with "God is Dead, Free Love, Prayer removed from school, and other indications that we have turned to our own ways.

    Beck, with hundreds of millions and fame, can't change what's coming. All you have to do is read the Old Testament and find out what happens to Israel when they follow other gods. God doesn't change,and apparently, neither do we.

  • The ugly story behind the persecution of Catherine Engelbrecht

    04/14/2014 11:18:50 AM PDT · 12 of 29
    chuckles to Starman417
    The easy thing I can't understand about Congress is, who in the IRS can call the FBI on someone? How about the BATF? EPA, OSHA? Can you imagine a Middle level bureaucrat picking up the phone ans siccing the BATF on someone they audited?

    Why not just call the BATF guy that was sent there and ask them under oath who sent them? With the FBI being in on it, they are doubtful to do any kind of investigation. With the BATF, EPA, and OSHA all paying a visit, probably one of them will give up their boss that OK'd the trip to Houston to harass this lady. Surely there is a paper trail for the airlines with someone signing off on the plane tickets. I bet in 30 minutes I could get 30 names to call before the committee under oath. They would all know that they are in jeopardy of perjury with their gubmint pension on the line.

    The "little" people will give these guys up so quick your head would spin. At some point Learner would have to give up her boss or go down herself and no immunity would be needed.

    I blame the Repubs for being stuck on stupid. If Lois thinks she's safe, then go around her. What would a detective do?

  • ‘Noah’ Now Closely Tied With ‘God’s Not Dead’ at Box Office

    04/14/2014 8:49:43 AM PDT · 12 of 16
    chuckles to Dark Knight

    The death of “main stream” religion is well on track. More and more we see libs quoting verse to “prove” Jesus was a socialist and Sodom was destroyed because the Sodomites were disrespectful to the angels, and of course now, people were destroyed due to environmental concerns from God. I recently did a message on homosexuality destroying the land that God gives His people and Googled “gay deacons”. I was astounded at the cottage industries set up to write pure crap for internet users to read. If you don’t study your Bible it is possible to convince anybody of anything. Many “experts” couldn’t possibly have ever read the Bible and understood anything. I’ll wager there are many people now that put “Noah” right up there with “The Ten Commandments” and Charlon Heston. Of course we know now that the debate is settled on climate change, I just wasn’t aware that it was settled in Genesis. I’m still searching Scripture for the Rock people, but I’m sure it’s just a translation problem.

  • Five arrested for planning Passover sacrifice on Temple Mount

    04/14/2014 8:30:23 AM PDT · 8 of 24
    chuckles to markomalley

    I know there are some references to the 4 Blood Moons on FR, but I figured FR would just be buzzing about it. No matter what you think about it, you must admit that Israel has had major history on these times. Just like all Jews should be under their beds on the 9th of Av, these Blood Moons falling on Feast Days have always been consequential.

  • RAHN: Why do we still use paper money?

    04/08/2014 7:14:52 AM PDT · 38 of 103
    chuckles to lacrew

    I can’t believe Bitcoin is still allowed. The only answer I have is they already have Bitcoin defeated and are watching your transactions. They won’t tip their hand until they can’t control it. I had heard a report that the courts decided that it could be taxed as an investment. That tells me they can track it.

  • RAHN: Why do we still use paper money?

    04/08/2014 7:08:11 AM PDT · 28 of 103
    chuckles to SeekAndFind
    My wife has often said one day the gubmint will just send you a tax receipt because they already know what you bought at WalMart, and how much your paycheck was, and all your gas purchases, ect so, if it adds up, you had x dollars removed from your account. If it looks like you spent more than you made an audit would ensue. Every database would connect to Utah and track even your burgers and fries.

    Look at the bright side, Apr. 15 would be just another day as long as your vacation was in line with what they thought you should spend. Watch out how much beef you buy though because you have heart trouble and they will cut off your health care if you don't watch it. I guess they could just not accept payment at the checkout if you throw a sack of M & M's up there. Just think, all your decisions belong to us.

  • Is SeaMonkey a good alternative to Firefox?

    04/06/2014 12:32:04 AM PDT · 34 of 83
    chuckles to chuckles

    Both Sea Monkey and pale Moon are by Mozilla. If you are boycotting Mozilla, it looks like IE or Chrome is it unless Opera works for you.

  • Is SeaMonkey a good alternative to Firefox?

    04/06/2014 12:26:45 AM PDT · 31 of 83
    chuckles to American Dream 246

    I use Pale Moon and IXQuick for search. I’m not sure if Pale Moon shows up as Fire Fox or not. Kinda useless if you go to a site and they see you using Fire Fox instead of Pale Moon while you’re using Pale Moon as a protest against FF. Pale Moon is just Fire Fox with a different skin. It has been cut down to make it faster.

  • Investment & Finance Thread (Mar. 30 edition)

    04/02/2014 7:05:30 AM PDT · 57 of 94
    chuckles to Wyatt's Torch
    ...."99% of the people on that thread who say it’s rigged have no idea what the issue even is. Par for the Free Republic course..."....

    I've been trying to figure out how I get screwed if I have a limit order in at say $30.05, how they will sell it to me for 30.06. Of course they may sell a boat load of stock to someone for 30.06 and cut me out if it never gets to 30.05, but that's my choice to keep my order in at 30.05 and not raise it to get filled.

    I just put an order in at a price I'm willing to pay and then go eat breakfast. If someone else makes a penny or two, what does that have to do with me? What I DON'T like is looking at a streaming quote box with fictitious buy and sell orders there. The price moves up and down without ANY trades at the prices shown and the shown prices are just canceled and moved and no trades happen. How can I interpret interest in a stock or option if all the bids and asks are false? On options, you can see a list of bids for say, .38, .39,.40, with 500 to 1000 beside each one, then the price moves from .40 to .35 and NONE trade, each one disappearing as the price moves through each price. I've watched all day on some trades and the volume might be 110 at the end of the day and all day I was looking at thousands ready to trade. It's all made up, just a machine making up numbers to make it look as someone was interested. I once sold some PCAR puts short in the AM and bought them back in the PM and I was the only trades all day. The daily volume was 20. I sold and bought 10 for that day. All day long the options moved up and down with several hundred listed beside the calls and puts. As it turned out, I was the only trades that day. I suppose I sold the puts to a market maker and then bought them back from the same guy at the end of the day. He was probably hedging some bet he made in the underlying stock. I made $1800 in a few hours just on the stock move with no other option traders. Strange day.

  • The Scandal That Is Eating the Heart Out of the Catholic Church in America

    03/28/2014 8:36:20 AM PDT · 8 of 15
    chuckles to Arthur McGowan
    Post all you want cause I agree. The Bible says to examine yourself when taking Communion because some who are unworthy are sick and even dead from doing so. If the Church gives Communion to these bozo's that support abortion and sodomy, aren't they saying the Church agrees with them? In 1st Corinthians, the church is chastised by Paul for openly supporting a guy that is sleeping with his father's wife. Even the pagans didn't do that sort of thing. Paul judged to throw the guy out after he had been warned.

    After awhile you can't blame the sinner any more but the church is allowing the sin to occur out in the open in the church. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

    Nothing disgusts me more than seeing people on TV with ashes on their forehead on a Wed that just got through voting for abortion and gay marriage. We are advertising that it's all just a joke. Jesus went through the Temple overturning tables and whipping people because they made it a den of thieves. Well they're back!

  • Video: County commissioner willfully violates federal judge’s order, mentions Jesus at meeting

    03/28/2014 7:50:29 AM PDT · 14 of 22
    chuckles to SeekAndFind

    Our Founders said we should prefer Christians for our leaders. Ever wonder why? The problem today is the judge might be a deacon in the local church and rule this way. The church better wake up. A nation wide effort should be underway to cull the goats from the ranks. I can’t tell you how many Christians I know think Obama is a Christian. If they have no discernment, I have to question their salvation.

  • Family claims hacker taking control of cable box, sending threats

    03/28/2014 12:59:51 AM PDT · 30 of 45
    chuckles to Ray76

    Can be done with bluetooth from very close by. It’s a neighbor within 100 ft.

  • New evidence Hitler was a homosexual

    03/24/2014 8:28:31 AM PDT · 48 of 76
    chuckles to Sans-Culotte
    ...."I am not sure these revelations show that Hitler had homosexual tendencies.".....

    I was convinced by reading the "Pink Swastika". Too much there to not have anything to do with it.

  • New evidence Hitler was a homosexual

    03/24/2014 8:22:49 AM PDT · 46 of 76
    chuckles to rey
    ...."Now that California schools are mandated to teach “gay history”........

    They never seem to teach that Dahmer was a homosexual, JW Gacy, and about 100 others were all "gay". Some are called pedophiles, but NEVER will you see they were homosexual pedophiles. They mostly don't even describe anything but their serial killing. You have to read carefully their victims names to find out they are homosexual killers.

  • Rand Paul is not the guy for 2016 but Ted Cruz might be

    03/21/2014 3:39:02 PM PDT · 45 of 96
    chuckles to Berlin_Freeper
    Cruz is my guy and I don't even know who all will run. I can't figger out why Cristy is even talked about, and you would think he's in the bag. Paul is just another libertarian, and if you don't know what a libertarian is, please find out before you invest too much in a loser. Perry is just a hair do with a drawl. The only ones that even keep my eyes open are Cruz, Palin, Walker, and on a bad day in desperation, maybe Rubio. Rubio has burnt his bridge, but he beats about half the rest of the pack.

    Cruz is my guy and I hope I'm not holding my nose voting because a bunch of RINO's decided they needed someone "nicer".

  • Man's law vs God's Law

    03/19/2014 10:13:44 AM PDT · 10 of 17
    chuckles to Hootowl
    Also, we cannot judge a man's soul, but we are commanded to judge sin and flee from it. God is clearly our judge, but if we don't recognize sin, how can we abstain from it? Jesus didn't condemn the adulterous woman, but admonished her to stop sinning. He can NEVER accept adultery just because He loves and cares for us.

    The pressure today is to call Christians "haters" and deny sin is a sin. The sin has never changed, but the sinner can still be saved. There has never been a culture that survived that accepted homosexuality as normal behavior.

    In this train of thought, we could be commanded to leave our garages unlocked in case a homeless man needs a weed eater to pawn for a drink. Stealing and alcoholism is a sin or it's not, no matter how "nice" we want to be to the homeless.

  • Man's law vs God's Law

    03/19/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · 3 of 17
    chuckles to chuckles

    A quick re read and I know Phil was the Dynasty guy and there are a couple of you=your mistakes. Please have mercy if you are a spelling Nazi.

  • Man's law vs God's Law

    03/19/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · 1 of 17
    chuckles
  • BREAKING: ATF Raids Ares Armor In Direct Violation of Court Issued Restraining Order

    03/15/2014 7:33:10 PM PDT · 12 of 69
    chuckles to gaijin

    The ATF probably just told the judge “We know where your family sleeps at night.”, and the paperwork started flying. That’s what happens in Venezuela.

  • Teachers Victorious In Their Quest To Get Out of Union

    03/14/2014 2:32:44 PM PDT · 5 of 6
    chuckles to MichCapCon
    When I became a born again Christian, I dropped out of my union as I worked in a Right to Work state. As the thugs started on me and my family, I had a couple of friends stand up for me( They basically said it's a free country, let him be), and we had a civil discussion amongst my work crew. They asked why, so I told them. I said they give money to anti-God, baby killers, that want to take my gun and burn my flag. I added they support sodomites and want me to give up eating meat. I gave them quotes from congressmen that praised communists and dictators and I showed them quotes from people they supported that hated America and burned our flag. I asked who liked to hunt,....everyone raised their hand, so I asked how many wanted to give up their guns and proved to them that they supported the people that wanted to outlaw hunting and their guns. I showed them that the people they give money to get murderers off and then kill baby's. I reminded them of who took prayer out of school, who sues to get religious monuments removed, and who wants God removed from the money. I asked who supported the military and who spat on them? There were a couple of blacks in there so I reminded them of who was in the school house door and who sent troops to integrate schools. We discussed who made up the KKK and why it was started. A short history of Woodrow Wilson had to be included and segregation was also included.

    To make a long story short, we argued for about an hour, but it got quieter and quieter as the time went on. During that time, it seemed that even if you weren't that religious, the people the union supported were completely anti American, anti Constitution, anti God, anti,.....well anti Texan.

    Well, out of 15-16 crew members, only 3 or so stayed in the union after that. As the year ground on, the other crews started to quit also. The union sent a representative down to check out what was going on and were greeted with disdain from the whole garage. They wanted the remaining members to harass and ridicule the quitters, but that was quickly taken care of.

    After a year or so, I estimate probably 60% or so had dropped out. A few re joined from family pressure and I believe none of the blacks quit at all. IMO, if every state was Right to Work, the union would dissolve over night.

  • Sarah Palin vs. Mitch McConnell (Senate Conservatives Fund email)

    03/14/2014 8:12:10 AM PDT · 20 of 43
    chuckles to cotton1706
    Sarah could really stir things up if she would denounce "Wacko bird" McCain. I know she feels loyalty to him, but it's time to move on. It would say a lot to just come out and say it........"I choose Cruzzzz!!!!!

    I think it would show she is serious about fixing the country more than getting on TV. The detractors would throw her under the bus, but riding the fence just gets you splinters. How can she go after McConnell and leave out McCain?

  • Mysterious new man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer

    03/10/2014 10:16:10 AM PDT · 24 of 39
    chuckles to NormsRevenge

    Let me translate this article for you. They killed R-12 because the patent ran out for DuPont so they could replace 99 cent cans for $15 cans and the Ozone hole hasn’t changed in 40 years so we gotta find something else to eff with your life. If it wasn’t explosive, I would love to switch house and cars to Butane for air conditioning.

  • Another Sudden Death of JPMorgan Worker: 34-Year Old Jason Alan Salais

    03/05/2014 8:18:41 AM PST · 27 of 38
    chuckles to Renfield
    I think the point was that several, as in 10 or 11, bankers, as in the big banks, C, JPM, GS, killed themselves in the last 6 months, many in a 2 month period. I suppose you could die this young if you have a punch bowl of coke in front of you, but the theory I'm getting most is they know something bad is coming.

    At FR, we, of course, know something bad is coming every day. Obama has 3 more years.

  • Cornyn crushes Stockman in Texas primary

    03/05/2014 7:37:10 AM PST · 54 of 128
    chuckles to SoFloFreeper
    I got calls every 15 minutes the last few days. They had 512 area codes. Many said Stockman this and that was terrible, beat women, took dope, type calls. Didn't tell me WHO to vote for, just Sockman was bad. Then I would get another 512 call and it was the wonderful fearless Cornyn to save us all. He spent as much to attack Stockman as yea me.

    In my county, Cornyn got 45%, which would have gotten us a run off.

  • Author: Hillary Clinton Ordered Attack on David Koresh’s Compound in Waco, Texas

    03/04/2014 7:34:39 PM PST · 75 of 96
    chuckles to 2ndDivisionVet
    I kept all that stuff for a decade and a half on my hard drive, but finally gave up and formatted C: and just let it go. I had several years of newspaper articles on the State Patrol and dope and murder. All gone.

    Most people voting today were in diapers while Waco was burning and Juanita Broderick was raped. A reminder is definitely called for. If only someone besides the Examiner would do it. They will end up with Hillary standing next to a space alien while explaining Vince Fosters death.

  • Over 20,000 Sign Petition Against Cath Diocese's Decision to Fire Teacher Pregnant Out of Wedlock

    03/03/2014 1:44:34 PM PST · 42 of 47
    chuckles to longfellowsmuse
    You are missing the point of my post. If Joesph wasn't married to Mary, why would he want a divorce? The whole point of my post was to say Christians have no clue about Jewish wedding customs. Many non believers say Mary was a whore and Jesus a bastard, not realizing Mary was married( in Jewish eyes), when pregnant. Joesph was the one that knew she had not been with him and that she shouldn't have been with anyone as the wedding hadn't been consummated yet.

    Besides, my post wasn't addressed to you.

  • Over 20,000 Sign Petition Against Cath Diocese's Decision to Fire Teacher Pregnant Out of Wedlock

    03/03/2014 8:34:08 AM PST · 31 of 47
    chuckles to Slambat
    If you study Jewish weddings, She was a wife when she agreed to marry Joesph. The deal is made, the dowry paid, wine is drunk, and a paper signed. She was considered married even though the wedding wasn't consummated.

    This is why I keep harping to anyone that listens, that to be a Christian, you should desire to learn about our Lord and Savior because he is a Jew and we are not. It explains so much in the Bible that Christians just don't understand. By being Christian, you have agreed to marry Christ and have taken His name. The wedding will happen at the Rapture, but we are betrothed to Him right now. If you were to follow idols now, you have committed adultery to Christ. You belong to Him and Him alone. There are many that even deny the Rapture will happen. How else will we go to the Bridegroom to have the wedding feast spoken of in the Bible? It is all explained if you understand a Jewish wedding Feast.

  • Kingsport church launches website for servers to vent about 'Sunday church crowd'

    03/03/2014 8:09:58 AM PST · 33 of 48
    chuckles to don-o
    I think my point was they weren't really Christians. Can Christ be held responsible for pagans making up rules as they go along. Many people that attend church are just as lost as anyone else, but bring disrepute on the church because they don't tip well? What if they start a conversation with the waiter about how they fornicate with their boyfriend on Saturday, but he won't call them on Monday? What do you think a lost church member's advice would be?

    I agree a "true Christian" would leave a generous tip to give a favorable image to a waiter, but that is so far down the radar for most churches, it's not even funny. Most people in the pews today are fornicating, committing adultery, stealing software, cheating people in business, and almost any other sin you can think of off the top of your head. Now we can't even figure out if homosexuality is really forbidden in Scripture and is a Baby a blessing or curse from God.

    If you are trying to get someone to tip better, maybe they should hear 20 more messages on tithing, cause they don't do that either. If they would steal from God, why would a waiter expect anything else?

    My burden has always been for the church even more than the lost. If the church is healthy, the lost will get saved. We can't even get so called Christians to read and study their Bibles. Most are relying of wives tales to build some facsimile of the Christian life and have NO IDEA what Scripture says about any subject. If someone claims Christ's name, at some point they may have to actually read the Bible.

    IMO, not all that many people have been lost because a pew warmer didn't leave a generous tip. If you seek more info from them, it's usually a bad encounter from someone closer to them that soured them. The bad tipper may have added to their opinion, but I can't believe that would be the sole cause. If the food was fast and good, would you never return because of a rude waiter?

    BTW, my wife and daughter were both waitresses at one point. They have the same war stories about "Christians". They did their jobs as it were to Christ, were humble and courteous, and were well compensated for their labor. A table of 15 Christians was often better than 15 athletes after a high school game. As many tables that stiffed her, their were even more that paid well. At the end of the week she was well paid for her work. It was just as common for the other wait staff to steal from her jar as a Christian table to tip poorly. God made sure she was compensated well in the end. You can't force someone to do something they don't want to do just because they go to church. A pastor could preach on tipping and representing the name of Christ every Sunday for a year, but if you aren't saved, you can't hear any more than the person that won't tithe.

  • Kingsport church launches website for servers to vent about 'Sunday church crowd'

    03/03/2014 7:26:27 AM PST · 14 of 48
    chuckles to don-o
    I recently gave a Wed Night message about Leviticus 18:22. My point wasn't that homosexuality is a sin, but that by the country making it legal, the "land would vomit us out". Sexual sin is different than regular sin. If I steal, I sin against God, but if I commit adultery, I sin against my own flesh. Homosexuality is called an "abomination" along with bestiality and defiles the land we live in. There are only a couple of uses in the Bible of "vomit out". The other is in Revelation and has to do with "lukewarm" Christians. As I was making the notes for the message I Google'd "gays and Churches". The number of churches performing gay marriages, of course, has skyrocketed, but what caught my attention was the number of churches that are now led by gay ministers, have gay deacons, and teach that Sodom was destroyed because they weren't "nice" to the angels, not that they wanted to have sex with them.

    Real Christian churches are on the wain, no matter what the attendance roles say. There are even Baptist churches in Texas, no less, that have ordained gay deacons.

    I'm sure tipping is an important topic to come from the pulpit, but somehow I think Religion has bigger fish to fry right now. How could someone council the person on suicide grief if they aren't even saved themselves? IMO, Angels are nailing signs with "Ichabod" printed over the doors of many churches today.

  • He Thought He Could Scare Good Samaritan Away by Lifting His Shirt to Reveal His Gun

    02/26/2014 11:47:53 AM PST · 20 of 23
    chuckles to marron
    In Texas, you just have to be in fear of your life. If he's flashing and walking towards you, you don't have to wait for him to draw down on you and say "Hey, I'm going to shoot you!". That's implied.

    If the kid didn't show his gun and was walking over to you, he may have been just wanting to find out what you said if he didn't hear you. How frightening would that be? The gun flash was the threat and the cop neutralized it.

    No bill.

  • Why I Left The Catholic Church

    02/26/2014 11:33:16 AM PST · 22 of 621
    chuckles to Dr. Thorne

    ping for later.

  • Why I Left The Catholic Church

    02/26/2014 11:22:12 AM PST · 15 of 621
    chuckles to kitkat

    There is only one Advocate and Mediator, Christ Jesus. Read 1 Tim, paying close attention to “doctrines of demons”. What denominations forbid to marry?

  • The “Son of God” Movie Is NOT What We Think–Do You Know The Voice of Your Master

    02/24/2014 12:27:14 PM PST · 26 of 73
    chuckles to NKP_Vet
    Well, here we go again. I know there were problems with the Bible series and they were fully discussed everywhere in detail. I haven't seen the movie yet, but am sure a Hollywood actress will take liberties with the story I know.

    It's just hard for me to get really exercised over the whole deal because I'm so thankful that they are doing the story in the first place. If you look at movie history, The Ten Commandments were a long time ago. Moses went on to the great NRA meeting in the sky and Mel Gibson, the Jew hater, wrote, directed and financed "the Passion", a story about a Jew and His Jewish family, and the home of the Jews. Everybody loved both movies and of course, they are a facsimile of the story depicted in the Bible.

    People,.... we need to stop griping! When we get a movie about Jesus or God, or some other Biblical story, please stop nitpicking. If the story doesn't stray so far that it is just heretical, then take it and move on. If a story says Jesus is the same as Mohamed or Buddha, we should gripe and let it be know what the problem is. But I can go to one denomination and then go to another and you quickly see why their are multiple denominations. Billy Graham knew this and for 50 years never strayed from a salvation message. There was no meat from BG, but there was truckloads of milk. The average movie goer has no clue what is actually in the Bible so why not just give them a taste of Jesus and they will want more and find out for themselves. I will take a Hollywood simile of Jesus over "Wolf on Wall Street" any day. I think we are expecting non trained, well intentioned people to write movies that pass muster in seminary. It's just not going to happen. Anytime I wanted to, I could come to FR and start a war between Catholics and Baptists, Jews and Evangelicals, Muslims and Christians. Just look at posts about Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons here. We can fight it out daily and try to convert FR members and quote Bible verses all day long, but we know what we are getting here. A 17 year old with a single mother, that has never gone to church and has no Bible other than an app on their phone needs to be exposed to SOMETHING positive. Each blog I read is FULL of posts talking of people looking to the "Sky Wizard that grants wishes for a special few" and even worse when speaking of our Lord. They have NO CLUE and no way of EVER being exposed to anything of God.

    As I said, I haven't seen it yet, but anything reverential about Jesus and His life, death, and resurrection, for me anyway, is welcome. If someone is moved in the theater, maybe they will seek out the rest of it from a place of real worship where they can be taught the more meatier things of Scripture. If we disparage people trying to bring Scripture the the big screen, then be ready for the old standby of movies made with handheld video cams with local actors paid for from a 250 member church.

  • Yes, Jesus Would Bake A Cake for a Gay Person

    02/24/2014 6:16:11 AM PST · 28 of 211
    chuckles to xzins
    The problem isn't so much the sinner, as we all sin and are required to repent. The problem is explained in Lev. 18: 22. If we, as a nation recognize sodomy as legal, in our country, then we defile the land God gave us and the LAND will vomit it's people out. There has always been sin, and more especially, sodomy, but sexual sin such as sodomy and bestiality cannot be condoned. The sexual sins have different effects added other than just as a sin against God. Adultery and fornication are said to be sins against your own flesh. A sin such as stealing or lying is said to be sins against God.

    God not only destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, He destroyed their lands also. Even plants and animals do not live there today. What we are doing today endangers everyone, not just the sinner involved.

    Romans 1:32 explains, after listing a pretty complete listing of sins, if you condone these certain activities, you are just as guilty as the sinner performing the sins. If you condone abortion, which is murder, and sodomy, you are a participant in said sin, according to God. Why wouldn't he destroy you and your neighbors if He judges THE LAND as guilty. It involves more than just a sinner repenting for stealing or lying. A homosexual can repent for his sin, but the land also MUST repent, or be judged.

  • Voters Guides Posted [Texas]

    02/20/2014 10:45:34 AM PST · 8 of 46
    chuckles to Windflier

    Voted yesterday. The last I could find showed Cornyn ahead of Stockman and Stoval wasn’t even mentioned. The best we can hope for is a run off with Stockman. Cornyn is going to be rough to beat. Course I thought that with Dewhurst vs Cruz until Palin came to Texas. 30-40 points in one week rise for Cruz.

  • Did anybody else see the "Slow Cooker" Commercial during the Superbowl?

    02/18/2014 8:18:39 PM PST · 49 of 55
    chuckles to SamAdams76

    Local markets have some time allotted for the SB. They appear no where but close to you in your local area. I thought the same thing about a car ad that was in Silsbee Tx. I said NO WAY they have the dough for this, but there it was.

  • Derrick Ashong: Why I Interviewed George Zimmerman (Opinion)

    02/18/2014 8:11:16 PM PST · 7 of 15
    chuckles to 2ndDivisionVet

    All of this stuff is fluff. The only thing in question was, did GZ act in self defense? It was proven in court that he did. TM stalked him and attacked GZ. GZ feared for his life and acted as anyone would. ALL THE REST IS CRAP FOR TV TALKING HEADS.

  • Dirty Dozen: 12 Senate Republicans Who Voted to Silence Ted Cruz

    02/13/2014 1:14:18 PM PST · 9 of 41
    chuckles to PaulCruz2016
    I have been looking for a definitive list of Tea Party backed candidates to vote for in the primaries. This is a big problem that the lists differ down ballot and are hard to find. I don't even know what group is a real Tea Party group.

    If we are to get rid of RINO's, we need a central list of people to vote for in the primaries. After the primary. it's too late, you get what you get. I'm losing Stockman as a congressman, and there is 9-10 others running for his spot. I also want to put some judges in the right places. Just having an "R" after your name is not enough for me.

    Does anybody have any sugestions for East Texas candidates, especially dist. 36?

    I'll be voting for Brian Babin otherwise, just because I know him. That doesn't mean he won't be a go along to get along guy cause I've never seen him under fire.

  • The Veiled Doctrine of the Pre-Trib Rapture

    02/07/2014 10:00:50 AM PST · 75 of 125
    chuckles to CynicalBear
    I would like to recommend that you study the Jewish Feasts and Festivals. The OT make it clear that these are God's feasts and not mans. If you follow the Jewish religious calendar,( not the secular calendar), It answers many Scriptures found in the NT. We all need to understand that Passover was when the death angel passed over the families with lamb's blood on their door posts in Egypt. Even children are taught this story in Sunday School. Low and behold, We then learn that Jesus became the Lamb that was slaughtered on Passover and His blood saves us when we have applied it to our "doorposts" which is our heart. In the OT, God was signifying that He was reserving certain days for His work and the "seasons" would give us a hint as to His future plans. Of course, Jesus was "Unleavened Bread", and He was "The First Fruits of the dead". 50 days later, The Holy Spirit was dispensed on Pentecost. The first Pentecost, the Law was given on Mt. Sinai, the second, the Holy Spirit was given. In the first, 3000 died, in the second, 3000 were saved. All those days have been fulfilled Biblicaly and only 3 Feasts remain. The next to fall would be the Feast of Yom Teruah, or "Trumpets". A detailed study of these Feast Days answers many questions believers may have about the future. "The day no one knows" is a 2 day period that happens on Trumpets. It's like telling a person from Japan, "I'll call you next turkey day". He has no clue what we mean, but an American would know easily. People have turned inside out and churches have split over someone saying the Rapture will come on some future Yom Teruah. Living Water, Trumpets, Light of the world, and several other familiar words are all themes found in God's Feast Days. Yom Kippur, of course is Judgement day, and Tabernacles is the 1000 year reign of Christ on Earth. Jesus was born on Tabernacles and everything in His life of significance was on a feast Day. If you asked a Jew about the 3 posts wrapped in swaddling cloth set up in the Temple courtyard burning, he would say "Oh, that's the light of the world!"

    I can't give you a 6 hour Bible study in a few lines on a blog, but it's safe to say EVERY Christian should at least be exposed to what Jesus believed and practiced because he was a practicing Jew. If He fulfilled every "jot and tittle" in the Bible while on Earth, it makes sense to me He will be faithful to fulfill the future commitments made in the last 3 Feast days.

    Another point to make about the Rapture's timing is, God uses certain words in the Bible to denote His feelings towards us so that we may understand His emotions and intent. He uses the word "adultery" to denote His disgust with Israel following other gods and calls then an adulterous nation. He uses "sons and daughters" to show His feelings toward His children as we are fathers as He is a Father. He used the term "Bride" to show us His feeling toward the Church. We need to ask ourselves if we would leave our wives in harms way as the total wrath of God is poured out on the Earth. If a Groom loves His Bride, would He not fetch them out of the trouble to come? Why would He say He loves us and leave us here to be beheaded by the beast? He at least made a path of escape for Noah and family, why not his beloved?

    People say I'm saying Christians will have it easy, but that's not true. The devil can dispense his own misery and is so doing even today. We are not guaranteed safety here and Jesus said the world persecutes Him, why would we get anything different? But that's NOT the wrath of God, they are totally different. If God placed these wheels in motion back in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, ect, and held true with supplying His Lamb, shedding His blood, and dispensing the Holy Spirit in order, and on certain days, I have no doubt He will not change things up just to keep us in the dark.

    As far as the "Thief" reference, You have to keep in mind the world belongs to Satan and stays that way until Jesus come back to redeem it. He will call us out for our protection before He claims title to the land. Of course God is capable of anything, but people forget that He is also tied to His Word. The Word was written before the foundation of the world and it is an unchangeable script that will be finished to the last period on the page. Satan knows his part and will perform his duties as God decreed from the beginning. There is no plan "B". I've read the verses people refer to for mid trib and post trib theories, but I'm convinced in pre trib. I believe the Holy Spirit has revealed it to me just as I'm sure the others believe the holy Spirit has reveals some unknowable truth to them. I think the foundation stone is, I believe God loves me and my family and will be faithful to remove me from danger before He pours out His wrath on the earth. I can't imaging a loving Bridegroom leaving His Bride behind to suffer with the people deserving of death.

    Another reference would be to the people that are His that are left behind. When lukewarm and no Christians are left behind to suffer tribulation, they will know what happened to their family and friends because they had heard the story, but failed to believe. When the Church leaves, There is no more "grace" period to come to the Lord without payment. You either will take the mark, or be murdered to be saved. When the beast has your loved ones with a knife to their throat, will you take the mark or claim Christ and let them perish. When it comes right down to it, the knife will be at your throat and you will feel the blade slicing you flesh and you will make up your mind then to live forever or rot in hell. Pretty different choice than what we have today. The souls under the alter mentioned in Revelation will be these people. They are naked and have no white robes because the wedding already happened at Rapture. The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross will not be held lightly. Everyone has the chance now to claim His blood and leave before the wrath. If you miss the train outta here, the only way off this rock is by your murder. If you save your life you will lose it and if not, you will be saved.

  • Senate Republican Leader Predicts No Immigration Reform In 2014 (McConnell, Cornyn cloture voters)

    02/05/2014 6:53:30 AM PST · 9 of 34
    chuckles to matthew fuller
    Stockman is my congressman. Frankly, he's kinda a lose cannon. I like him as a congressman, but fear him as Senator. I will be voting for him as a Senator, however, because I want a change and promised Cornyn he would be out if he voted for cloture. His office assured me he was against Obamacare but voting for cloture was NOT a vote for Obamacare. The top of my head blew off and I was screaming on the phone. I assured him I wasn't that stupid. I told him he had better go to school on Cruz and BACK him publicly or he would be out in Nov.

    Since then he is already bathing the air with adds here in Texas. Stockman won't have Cornyn money, but he has the Blogs. Stockamn was a big influence waay back when Clinton was abusing women and lying under oath. He was big on the Waco investigation. He doesn't seem to back down to RINO's. He was eventually labeled a kook and I think gerrymandered out of office. I was happy to vote for him again when I got the chance, but am nervous about him being a Senator. I would rather have a loose cannon than a predictable RINO.

    Frankly, I will be interested in what Palin and Tea Party people back. She gave us Cruz and I think she will be carefull who she puts her name on. If Stockman doesn't get lavish backing before the Primary, I will be nervous.

  • TRANSCRIPT: Bill O'Reilly interviews President Obama (also link to video)

    02/02/2014 10:36:52 PM PST · 32 of 64
    chuckles to Innovative

    ping

  • Area Same-Sex [Lesbian] Couple Denied Communion [Missouri]

    01/31/2014 7:39:32 PM PST · 20 of 86
    chuckles to marshmallow

    Did anyone notice how they used the pope’s words to justify their position? The pope is trying to be more “tolerant”, but is encouraging the lefties to continue to persecute the church. If they believe the pope can be cornered, he will be cornered. He must make it plain as day that open sin cannot be condoned in the church. Otherwise, sin will overtake Catholics as it has Lutherans, Episcopalians, Anglicans, Methodists, et al.

  • My wife and I are atheists, but our daughter wants to be baptised Catholic

    01/29/2014 1:38:03 PM PST · 79 of 79
    chuckles to NotTallTex
    You are so far off base, I shouldn't even return a comment. The whole point of my comment to gorush was he went to a Catholic church and wasn't filled. He now sits home and is a non believer. My point was try somewhere else.

    Now you are all sideways because you are busy defending a church instead of seeking God. Stop, take a breath and re read my comments with an open mind. I don't care if gorush goes to a Catholic church or a Baptist church, he should be seeking God. If a person walks in a church building and people are mean to him, if they don't welcome him, if he isn't allowed to ask questions, he may be in the wrong place. His early years spent as an alter boy weren't fulfilling to him. Slavishly following some traditions isn't the way to find God. Maybe the priest touched him in the wrong place, I don't know. All I know is he isn't in church today and is sour on all things Godly. Only the Holy Spirit can call you to Jesus, but if he believes the Catholic church is the only way, he may be doomed to hell if he believes Catholics have some sort of corner of Jesus. Jesus said you would have to answer for keeping one of His from coming to Him. BTW, I was commenting with gorush, not you.

    I'm guessing you are Catholic and perceive some slight against the Catholic Church. I said NOTHING against the Catholic Church. If Catholics don't float your boat, get in some different water. I just hated to see gorush remain out of church thinking everything is like his experience in the Catholic Church.

  • My wife and I are atheists, but our daughter wants to be baptised Catholic

    01/29/2014 8:36:34 AM PST · 77 of 79
    chuckles to NotTallTex

    You come back with this after calling me “unchristian”? I’m very able to have a civil conversation, but I’m not a doormat.

  • Allen West | His View of the State of the Union

    01/28/2014 11:21:17 PM PST · 21 of 22
    chuckles to Nachum

    ping for later

  • My wife and I are atheists, but our daughter wants to be baptised Catholic

    01/28/2014 7:50:03 PM PST · 75 of 79
    chuckles to NotTallTex
    So what you are saying is you would rather gorush not go to any church and not find God unless he finds it in the Catholic Church? How very closed minded of you.

    He may not like Catholics because of judgmental Pharisee's like you. Every Church has them. If you read his statement again and not hyperventilate over mine, he said he couldn't find what he wanted in a Catholic Church. That's no excuse for never looking for God because one Church was not his cup of tea. I've followed God long enough to know you can't force God down someone's throat. There used to be a denomination that put people in racks and burned them at the stake if they didn't like the local priest.

  • Beck's Betrayal (Vanity)

    01/22/2014 9:28:16 AM PST · 82 of 89
    chuckles to Viennacon
    P.S. for The Paul family.

    There is much that Ron and Rand say that attract conservatives, but if you just look below the surface, they see NO advantage in support for Israel. I don't want to call them outright Anti-Semites, but they view it as "slanted" to support one country over another and, up until the black messiah, we have supported Israel out in the open and that upsets a libertarian. If they are, in fact, Anti-Semite, then they have a problem with their Christian walk. As Christians, we were adopted, or grafted in, with God's people. God made it plain that He would NEVER turn his back on Israel and bless those that bless them. It doesn't matter if they are being disciplined by God, they are still God's people. There may be individual Jews that make us angry, but we are still family.

    IMO, us turning our backs on Israel is bringing a curse upon America as we speak. The fact that we are weakening our sodomy laws is another harbinger. If God takes His blessing from America, it would be possible for a few men with box cutters to kill more Americans than the Japanese did at Pearl Harbor or the strongest economy in the world could collapse over night,.....Oh, been there done that.

    The further we retreat from God, the farther He is from us.

    During the Duck Dynasty kerfuffle, I had a vision. I could see in my minds eye, America, standing on a high wire over a canyon with hell fire at the bottom and a man weaving back and forth trying to keep his balance, with a raised fist, shaking it at God, and screaming, "What are you going to do about this!" "I'm not afraid of you!"

    God's people, here in the US, are NOT praying for their own country and people. They don't understand and fear God anymore, IMO. EVERY CHURCH, of every denomination, should have prayer teams praying for America to turn from it's evil ways. I think it's obvious, we aren't. God has no choice but to bring America to it's knees to bring God back into daily life. I remember right after 9-11, almost every house had a flag out front and many people went back to church. That lasted about 3 months. Obviously, we haven't learned our lesson yet. Without God, we won't be able to win against stone age people with sticks, if God withdraws His blessing. I think Viet Nam proved that. We never lost a battle, yet we lost the war. I still remember the Mag cover stating God was dead. The age of free love, drugs, abortion, and removal of prayer from school, had a high cost. Accepting sodomy, 55 million dead babies, a Muslim president with no Social Security number, accepting an adulterous president that lied under oath, the list is growing daily and we haven't repented yet. God will bring His children to repentance. We have been hearing the love of God so long we have forgotten that Fear of God is the beginning of knowledge. He disciplines because He loves. If your son was playing Russian roulette, would you not do what it took to save him?

  • Beck's Betrayal (Vanity)

    01/22/2014 8:22:01 AM PST · 77 of 89
    chuckles to Viennacon
    I think the discussion we should be having here is the difference between a Libertarian and a conservative. Many of us feel betrayed by so called "conservatives" when they show their libertarian leanings, but many don't really understand what a libertarian is. Being gay neutral isn't even on the libertarian radar, but for a conservative, it is a deal breaker. Moral issues are a big thing for a conservative because they believe God punishes or rewards according to His Laws, but a libertarian can't see the connection and concentrates on "How does it affect me?" Ergo S.E. Cupp will speak eloquently on a tax cut, but supports Gladd because she is an atheist. This confuses conservatives, but when you understand libertarians, you get what you paid for. Libertarians have been fooled into thinking the Founders were libertarians and their belief in God was just an incidental side issue. Stossel will look you in the face and tell you he doesn't believe, but supports your right to believe as long as it doesn't interfere with him. So when you have a pedophile homosexual taking your son camping in the Boy Scouts, he doesn't see the problem.

    Beck is running into a conundrum because he prides himself as a libertarian, but he puts weight on his faith. He is setting himself up for a test of his faith he can't answer just yet. I have been though this myself. I have tried to be libertarian several times in my life, but eventually it becomes about more than a tax cut. When you say you are Christian first, you must be willing to turn on anybody or anything to follow Christ. I think it can be easily proved that God rejects homosexuality by any number of Bible verses that describe what He thinks of the practice. In Leviticus 18:22, He even says the LAND will vomit you out if you allow the abomination in your country. A homosexual is a sinner, just as we all are, and requires repentance and the Blood of Jesus to cover, for forgiveness, but if America allows the practice in law, I fear for America and God's judgement.

    This thinking is waaaay over a libertarians thought process. If a homo is locked in a bedroom with their partner, they can't fathom what anyone would find objectionable and look at fellow conservatives as bigots. Beck is talking himself into a corner, but doesn't realize it yet. To keep his wide open to sin and filth stance, he must confront the Word of God with a raised fist, and declare, "I don't care what you think!" He says his faith is dear to him and saved his life. If that's true, he must make a choice and it would be a shame to pick Gladd. If he chooses God, you should expect the Duck Dynasty response of utter condemnation from the world.

    If you look at the totality of libertarians, you find most are atheists, or they are in the same conundrum Beck is in now. You can't square Christ and libertarianism. S.E Cupp and Stossel have no problems because they don't believe in God. Eventually Beck will be destroyed, or disillusioned. He can't stay where he is.

  • Beck's Betrayal (Vanity)

    01/21/2014 11:29:07 PM PST · 56 of 89
    chuckles to tophat9000
    You have written the conundrum of the libertarians pretty well. I've tried to be libertarian a few times, but I always fail and fall back to just conservative because I'm a Christian. We have the right to demand government in the bedroom because God demands it.

    A libertarian says you can do what you want as long as it hurts no one else, but homosexuality hurts America. Read Leviticus 18: 22. God will "vomit" us out of the land He gave us if we allow sexual abomination here. That affects me and mine. Many libertarians believe abortion is a woman's choice. It is murder, pure and simple. She doesn't have the right any more than I would have the right to kill all the Jews or murder blacks, just because I felt like it. Many libertarian ideas, I still hold, but to lose my moral compass for some false principled ideal, no can do.

    Our Founders were conservatives, not libertarians as some would suggest. Many were ministers and even the so called lay person knew the Bible better than most preachers today. Our system was borne out of the Bible. Most libertarians aren't even Christians. God gives us plenty of rules and libertarians don't want ANY. The "new" movement in TV libertarians is a fad that will pass. It lures you in and then reality put it to the test and it WILL fail, as always. Republicans welcome them in, but then put them in the corner, like Rand Paul. Rand will not get more than 15% in the primaries. Beck is a man that woke up after alcohol and is searching for truth. He's close, but no cigar.