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Posts by Mr Rogers

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  • This is your brain on Whiteness: The invisible psychology of white American ignorance explained

    05/23/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · 97 of 114
    Mr Rogers to Cincinatus' Wife

    Hmmmm...was there looting in Waco? Was it “a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets”?

    Or was it a fight between two sides?

  • Why Children Are Abandoning Baseball

    05/21/2015 8:33:53 AM PDT · 96 of 145
    Mr Rogers to cizinec

    I agree. I sucked at baseball - found out years later that most of my vision comes from one eye, and I therefor have no depth perception. But most of the games I played as a kid involved 4-5 players a side. A grass field, T-shirts for bases. A bat and ball, and hopefully (but not always) a glove.

    No adults. None. Nada. Zilch.

  • Duke professor responds to criticism about online comments he made regarding African Americans

    05/18/2015 1:46:42 PM PDT · 51 of 53
    Mr Rogers to Sooth2222
    ""Black-white dating is almost non existent"? Among liberal arts students at a major university? Seriously?"

    The number of black-white couples I've known could be counted with the fingers on one hand, with fingers left over. I couldn't even begin to estimate the number of Hispanic-White or Asian-White couples I've known.

  • Why It's Sad That The F-22 Just Fired Its First Guided AIM-9X Sidewinder

    05/18/2015 8:12:00 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    Mr Rogers to SampleMan

    When new planes are developed every 20 years, what does it matter what you call them? They could call the next generation fighter after the 22/35 the F-50, or F-1. Either way, none of us will live long enough to see it...

  • Gavin McInnis gleefully baits Tamara Holder on Hannity(she begs Sean for a lifeline)

  • Gavin McInnis gleefully baits Tamara Holder on Hannity(she begs Sean for a lifeline)

    05/17/2015 1:03:35 PM PDT · 78 of 86
    Mr Rogers to stanne

    ” But tgere are cases where women make less just for being a woman”

    If you spell at work the way you do here, maybe we’ve found the problem...

  • Gavin McInnis gleefully baits Tamara Holder on Hannity(she begs Sean for a lifeline)

    05/17/2015 1:02:41 PM PDT · 77 of 86
    Mr Rogers to stanne

    “He makes more money for the same job.”

    Then sue them. It is against the law to do that. Assuming it happens for real and not just in your imagination.

    You might want to look at your contract. It may have details on how the company structures its pay - longevity, shifts, qualifications, etc. But if he is getting more for being a he - which I very strongly doubt - you’ll be able to retire off your winnings in court.

  • Too Many Black Students Suspended Leads Oakland Schools to Stop Punishment

    05/17/2015 8:09:10 AM PDT · 97 of 123
    Mr Rogers to 4rcane

    “I think its a case of some teachers picking the easy route, removing problem students instead of trying to educate the students. If they’re still coming to class then we should encourage them, not kick them out simply because they yelled at the teacher.”

    What color is the sky on the planet where you live?

    How do you teach the other students if they all know they can, at any time, cuss at the teacher, text ad infinitum, etc? The best thing we could do is throw out those who don’t want to learn - and teach the rest.

  • What Happened After Appomattox

    05/17/2015 7:11:14 AM PDT · 83 of 161
    Mr Rogers to Sherman Logan; ClearCase_guy

    “I was not disagreeing with your basic concept, simply pointing out that the association of these gangs with The West is not really accurate.”

    In the years following the Civil War, that WAS the West - the settled West. Push past that, and “thar be Injuns”: The Fetterman Massacre in 1868(?), and even Custer’s Last Stand was in 1876.

  • Redhead banned from [U.K.] high school in England for being too ginger [natural hair color]

    05/14/2015 3:07:43 PM PDT · 146 of 196
    Mr Rogers to grundle

    Yeah, and so was Lucille Ball’s...

  • Credit where Credit is Due: the Republicans passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    05/14/2015 12:17:48 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    Mr Rogers to Grand Old Partisan

    Hmmm...I wish they had included a sunset clause. To be honest, the loss of “freedom of association” and the right to refuse service has set us up to have homosexual advocates destroy the lives of Christians.

    Government, IMHO, should not have the power to order a business to provide a service to anyone.

  • Columbia University Advisory Board: Greek, Roman Mythology Needs "Trigger Warnings"

    05/14/2015 9:13:32 AM PDT · 38 of 47
    Mr Rogers to Excellence

    That is classic! Thanks for posting it!

  • The New Gnosticism of the Homosexual Movement

    05/13/2015 7:55:59 AM PDT · 9 of 28
    Mr Rogers to BlatherNaut

    FWIW, I’ve seen this when debating completely non-religious and non-political things on the Internet, and in classes I’ve taken at the local community college - particularly among the young.

    For example, you can describe the physics of a gun recoiling...and be told it is just your opinion. “But we’ve measured XYZ!”, you reply. “I know what I feel”, the person will reply.

    I recently took part in a discussion on how heavy a rider could be safely and humanely carried by a horse. Any attempt to quantify something - as in a study showing X results in the blood chemistry when the horse carried weight Y - was met with, “Well, I would NEVER let my horse carry more than (10%, 15%, 20%, pick your own value)!” If I pointed out a horse that was walking could safely carry a heavier load than a horse jumping a 6’ didn’t matter. All that mattered to many was what made them feel good about themselves - that they were morally superior to someone else based they felt about their actions?!?!?????

    Feeling good has become the ultimate arbiter in debate. “If it feels good, do it!” has become the theme of America and modern men. And since both sin and bad habits often feel good in the short term, it becomes validation of both.

  • U.S. has become notably less Christian, major study finds

    05/12/2015 10:54:39 AM PDT · 12 of 29
    Mr Rogers to Jim Robinson

    From what I’ve read, self reported weekly church attendance is around 40% of the US. Actual weekly attendance based on butts in seats is probably around 20%. My personal guess is that believing Christians, who actually read their Bibles, is no more than 10%.

    I sometimes watch old westerns. It is fairly common for someone to say something like, “You need to ask God to forgive you...” or “You may not understand what God does, but you can trust Him to do right...”. That was prime time TV in 1960. My favorite was when a character told another, “You haven’t done everything you can do until you’ve prayed to God! Get on your knees, boy!”

    I don’t expect to ever see Prime Time TV reflecting those values again...


  • Medicare Part B premiums increasing up to 30%

    05/12/2015 7:04:43 AM PDT · 7 of 13
    Mr Rogers to Oldeconomybuyer

    Our tax code could be summed up with “Buy votes from the lazy or thriftless with money from those who have worked, saved and gained wealth”.

  • State seizes kids from family living 'off grid'

    05/11/2015 6:16:07 PM PDT · 110 of 145
    Mr Rogers to Chickensoup

    “You may not like this individual result, but unschoolers see it differently.”

    Unschoolers are wrong. They are like folks who deny their kids medical treatment.

  • State seizes kids from family living 'off grid'

    05/11/2015 8:17:21 AM PDT · 61 of 145
    Mr Rogers to Chickensoup

    Unschooling and home schooling are NOT the same things. The kids in question were not learning anything.

  • Lexington Institute: F-35 Critics Need to Calm Down

    05/11/2015 7:58:46 AM PDT · 9 of 11
    Mr Rogers to DariusBane

    I’ve still got a book on my shelf that predicts the F-15 will be a colossal failure...

  • McDonald’s Brings Back The Hamburglar And We Aren’t Sure How To Feel

    05/06/2015 4:13:07 PM PDT · 6 of 54
    Mr Rogers to SMGFan

    Looks like he is trolling for little kids...

  • Aiming to deepen rite’s meaning, Baptist pastor in Ohio baptizes infant

    05/06/2015 3:52:24 PM PDT · 69 of 78
    Mr Rogers to Salvation; Goreknowshowtocheat

    “Ever heard of godparents and parents who speak for the child?”

    Ever hear of a parent who can drag their child unwillingly into the Kingdom?

    If you can repent of sin on behalf of others, why not repent for everyone and save everyone? Why not repent for every prisoner in a prison, and then forcibly baptize them and turn them all into children of God? Why not repent for the homeless, then splash some water on them so they will be saved?

  • Md. Atty Claims Gray’s Knife Was ‘Lawful,’ But Says Evidence ‘Collected Cannot Ethically Be...

    05/06/2015 2:32:53 PM PDT · 45 of 71
    Mr Rogers to WayneS

    I think it depends on how the spring operates. If all it takes is pushing a button and then the spring does the rest, it probably is illegal. If it is one of the spring assisted knives that you start opening with your hand, then it MAY be legal...depends on the wording and how courts have interpreted it.

    “The law defines a “switchblade” as any knife having a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button or other device in the handle, or by operation of inertia or gravity.”

    In any case, for a legal arrest, all that is needed is a reasonable belief that X was illegal, not proof. That is a pretty low standard.

  • Aiming to deepen rite’s meaning, Baptist pastor in Ohio baptizes infant

    05/06/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · 31 of 78
    Mr Rogers to Responsibility2nd

    “Baptists love to divide baptism into sub categories so as to explain away its significance unto Salvation.”

    Ummm...have you ever read of being baptized in the Holy Spirit? Have you read that Jesus never baptized anyone in water?

    What does anyone expect to gain by baptizing an infant? Should we go into prisons, and forcibly baptize prisoners so the prisoners will all convert and be saved?

    ” There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.”

    Yes - there is only One Spirit, and only one baptism that saves us - and it is NOT water baptism. If you have not been united to Christ, then water baptism is simply a rinsing of the flesh. God is not a genie, and salvation isn’t about magical rites.

    “This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?”

  • Aiming to deepen rite’s meaning, Baptist pastor in Ohio baptizes infant

    05/06/2015 7:03:13 AM PDT · 21 of 78
    Mr Rogers to Responsibility2nd

    We become Christians when we repent and believe, and JESUS baptizes us in the Holy Spirit:

    “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.”

    Water baptism also plays a role in salvation, but salvation has two parts: justification and sanctification. Water baptism does NOT justify us, but it does play a role in sanctification: separating us from the evil world around us.

    Peter wrote:

    “when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water. 21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ”

    Water baptism corresponds to the Flood. The Flood did not save Noah’s life or give him life. It did, however, separate him from the world - sanctification. Water baptism corresponds to the Flood, not to Noah’s faith.

  • Aiming to deepen rite’s meaning, Baptist pastor in Ohio baptizes infant

    05/06/2015 6:53:39 AM PDT · 20 of 78
    Mr Rogers to Gamecock

    “Hey Baptists: Is this how y’all see Baptism, as “just a symbol”?

    Depends. It is the outward sign of the inward baptism of the Holy Spirit done by Jesus to unite us to Himself. It is a requirement for membership in every baptist church I’ve been in. But water baptism doesn’t save anyone. Repent and Believe. Baptism FOLLOWS that. Since an infant cannot repent and believe, baptists do not baptize infants.

    We are cleansed by the blood, not by the water. As scripture teaches.

  • Aiming to deepen rite’s meaning, Baptist pastor in Ohio baptizes infant

    05/06/2015 6:48:45 AM PDT · 19 of 78
    Mr Rogers to Gamecock

    Hmmm...a non-Baptist Baptist. Guess I shouldn’t be surprised to see it in the American Baptist Churches USA.

  • Wells Fargo ad to feature a lesbian couple

    05/05/2015 6:57:25 PM PDT · 32 of 46
    Mr Rogers to massmike

    It is a pity the kid didn’t sign back, “So who will be my new Daddy?”

  • Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

    05/03/2015 5:59:48 PM PDT · 13 of 264
    Mr Rogers to GIdget2004

    Another guy who will never get my vote. He couldn’t lead an angry cat our of a paper sack. He also has no bedrock of principle guiding him.

  • Principal says he was fired for leading volunteer prayer meeting (GA)

    05/03/2015 10:10:09 AM PDT · 44 of 88
    Mr Rogers to Poison Pill

    I would be OK with your post 35. I was also OK in the 70s when we students met and prayed on campus even after the school threatened to call the cops. My right to pray is not limited by the government.

    “They are free to go do this in their church(es).”

    If freedom of religion only applies to when we are inside a church, we have no freedom of religion at all. Others have no right to be free FROM religion or religious people. Who you invite into your home is your business. What goes on with public property falls under normal standards of freedom of speech and religion - if it is not disruptive, harmful, or detrimental to others, then it should be OK.

    Killing chickens would not be acceptable. Marching around praying loudly would not. Prayer calls would not. All are disruptive. But an Atheists Club or Club of Islam or Christian Club or LDS (not LSD!) Club ought to be able to meet and to pray during their meetings. When freedom is extended to all, there is no endorsement of one religion over another.

  • Principal says he was fired for leading volunteer prayer meeting (GA)

    05/03/2015 9:27:20 AM PDT · 37 of 88
    Mr Rogers to Poison Pill

    “”Are my taxes paying for the facility? If the answer is yes, then I don’t want the organized practice of religion there.”

    There are LOTS of things my tax dollars are spent on that I dislike. Why should you be able to shut down someone’s religious freedom? Why should they be prevented from praying on school property just because you don’t like it? There are a LOT of things that are taught in schools that I do not approve of - can I shut them down on my whim?

    Why should you have freedom from religion if I cannot have freedom from anti-religion? If atheists can meet and discuss, why can’t Christians?

  • Principal says he was fired for leading volunteer prayer meeting (GA)

    05/03/2015 7:51:48 AM PDT · 21 of 88
    Mr Rogers to Poison Pill

    Also: does freedom of religion mean freedom FROM religion, or does it extend to individuals being allowed to express their religious views and act on their religious beliefs in public?

  • Principal says he was fired for leading volunteer prayer meeting (GA)

    05/03/2015 7:50:08 AM PDT · 19 of 88
    Mr Rogers to Poison Pill

    “Is his salary paid for by volunteers?”

    Was he on his own time when at the meeting?

  • Santorum expresses support for Bruce Jenner

    05/02/2015 1:20:51 PM PDT · 8 of 88
    Mr Rogers to conservative98

    “My responsibility as a human being is to love and accept everybody. Not to criticize people for who they are. I can criticize, and I do, for what people do, for their behavior. But as far as for who they are, you have to respect everybody,” Santorum said.

    So....if someone says they want to have sex with their dog, but don’t because they are afraid of being we have to respect them? DO we have to accept pedophiles and those who want to have sex with dead people? Heck, do we have to “accept” anyone who wants to discuss their sex life?

    When I was in the military, I told folks that “Don’t ask, don’t tell” applied to everyone on duty - that we had a job to do, and discussing our sex lives wasn’t part of it. Why do I have to accept ANYONE who wants to talk about their sex life on TV?

  • Minnesota kids too fat to fight, ex-generals say

    05/01/2015 8:05:23 AM PDT · 31 of 33
    Mr Rogers to Diana in Wisconsin

    BTW - my last day in Jalalabad, I was carrying 150 lbs of gear to where we would get picked up. As I waddled beneath the load in the 100 deg heat, a 20 year old guy - about 6’ & 200 lbs - asked if he could help. He then picked up nearly 100 lbs of the gear that was in a dufflebag with one hand and carried it for me the last 300 yards.

    That says all I need to know about ground combat and fitness. I could have whipped most of the women I met with one hand, but that guy could have beaten me senseless with one hand. There are times “wanting” just doesn’t count for squat.

  • Minnesota kids too fat to fight, ex-generals say

    05/01/2015 8:00:13 AM PDT · 29 of 33
    Mr Rogers to Diana in Wisconsin

    “We women have been fighting for freedom right beside our men the world over since the first shot was fired, but, by all means, make sure our collective contributions are ignored due to male ego, LOL!”

    Women have far less upper body strength than males. They run, on average, slower. They can pack less weight.

    Are there things the average female can do in the military? Yes. Are there many things that women are largely unfit to do in the military? Yes.

    My 6’1” 200lb SIL was in the infantry. By the end of two tours, he had damage to his brain, shoulders, neck, back & knees. His pancreas and liver belong in a 60+ year old man. He has to eat a heavily restricted diet and can no longer run. He can lift weights but needs to be careful and use much lighter weights. He is supposed to get an operation on his legs to remove some of the damage.

    I did a tour in Afghanistan - at 49. 5’8” & 165 lbs, could run 1.5 miles in 9 minutes for my USAF PT test and do 80 pushups...but at 49, I really had no business in ground combat. I spent my time on the FOB, in part because I was no longer fit enough to belong in the field. I was in very good shape for a 49 year old guy, but I was the weakest link - and no honorable person wants to be the weakest link in a combat unit.

    On the FOB, I was able to do some good still. I could still have flown combat missions OK. But I would have had no business in infantry at that point. Bifocals & 49 years had taken a toll.

    And the vast majority of women I knew in the military could neither run a 6 minute mile nor do 80 pushups. For a great many things, from unloading supplies to putting up tents to getting a vehicle unstuck or picking up an injured guy...they ARE the weakest link in the unit.

  • Denver-area school won't let child eat cookies in lunchbox, sends note about healthy options

    04/29/2015 2:12:34 PM PDT · 55 of 59
    Mr Rogers to Don Corleone; EQAndyBuzz

    “Elections, then as now, have consequences!”

    Hmmm....according to my senator, Sen Jeff Flake (R), those consequences means he has to approve of anyone Obama wants for anything. It’s tough when only one side is ever willing to fight.

  • HILLARY: There's an 'undeniable' pattern in police-involved deaths across the US

    04/29/2015 10:12:48 AM PDT · 23 of 48
    Mr Rogers to Blue Turtle

    I bet Hillary would wet her panties if some black men started following her and she didn’t have guards protecting her. If she was an RN who got off work late at night and had several 18 year old black guys walk toward her in the parking lot, I bet she’d look around and start sweating.

    I know some Godly, wonderful black men & women. But in the cities, blacks are arrested more because they commit more crimes.

  • Reuters poll: 56% of Republicans would attend a loved one’s gay wedding

    04/29/2015 9:44:02 AM PDT · 79 of 129
    Mr Rogers to sipow

    Would I go to a ceremony praising 2 people who love each adulterers? Not hardly. Would I go to a ceremony celebrating cheating in school? I think not.

    It all seems pretty straightforward to me. If you really love someone, you do not endorse or encourage their sin and self-destructive behavior.

  • Obama’s Lawyer: Religious Institutions May Lose Tax-Exempt Status If Court Rules for Gay Marriage

    04/29/2015 8:06:04 AM PDT · 101 of 102
    Mr Rogers to Robert A. Cook, PE

    “Thomas Moore was murdered BECAUSE he stood up to civil authority (the King of England) and DEFENDED religious principles of the Church. “

    Thomas More hated Protestants. He loathed William Tyndale for translating the New Testament into the common tongue. He used the power of the state to kill Protestants.

  • Will John Roberts decide for gay marriage?

    04/28/2015 8:39:07 AM PDT · 11 of 46
    Mr Rogers to Artcore

    I’m confident Thomas will vote against requiring gay marriage. I think Scalia might, and maybe, at best, Alito. I doubt there will be more than 3 votes for the obvious meaning of the US Constitution, though. And Thomas is the only vote I consider honest enough to be certain.

    Roberts? He’ll vote for the majority and political correctness, to preserve the reputation of the court among DC party goers...

  • Like the President and Hillary, My Views on Marriage Have Evolved

    04/28/2015 7:42:04 AM PDT · 9 of 36
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    I’m glad he admits he was wrong. However, it was always excruciatingly obvious that homosexual marriage was going to be used as a tool to attack Christians. Since he was unable to see it until he had his nose stuffed in the results, I don’t see much value to his opinions on anything.

  • McCain Votes NO!

    04/27/2015 8:35:14 AM PDT · 9 of 49
    Mr Rogers to Don Corleone

    Yep! He needs to pretend to be a conservative for the next 6 months...

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/27/2015 7:31:20 AM PDT · 183 of 251
    Mr Rogers to WhiskeyX

    No holier than thou attitude, but neither do I refuse to recognize sin as sin.

    There is a very small percentage of people in this fallen world with screwed up chromosomes. In those very rare instances, I’ll give them a pass.

    But the transgendered of the world are NOT those whose bodies spontaneously and without any effort on their own part transform. They are the ones who mutilate themselves to try to pretend to be something they are not. In any reasonable world, they would receive help, not support in perversion.

    Perhaps YOU need to face reality: the vast majority of transsexuals are not the result of self-transforming bodies, but the result of perversion and perhaps mental illness. And someone calling themselves a Christian does not make them one any more than a man calling himself a woman makes him one.

    Jenner had no trouble functioning as a man. His body was and is a man’s body. He has, however, lived for years in a perverted, sexually twisted family, There is no indication he believes in Jesus or what Jesus taught, or accepts the natural world revealed by God to all.

    When he claims to be a Christian living as Jesus wants, then he does fall under the judgment of the church:

    “But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13 God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 9:03:21 PM PDT · 146 of 251
    Mr Rogers to All

    I’ve got to admit, I never thought I’d see transgenderism championed on FreeRepublic!

    If he was “man” enough to have multiple kids with multiple wives, you can forget convincing me he was a female all along.

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 7:55:44 PM PDT · 142 of 251
    Mr Rogers to Iscool

    It isn’t just that he is doing stuff to his body. He is trying to be a woman, and to get others to go along with his pretense. What he is doing is NOT just a tattoo, or pierced ears. If he wants to be a woman attracted to women, then he wants to change himself into a lesbian. In what sense is that acceptable to God?

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 6:26:19 PM PDT · 135 of 251
    Mr Rogers to PapaNew

    Salvation refers to two things: justification and sanctification. Those who are justified will be sanctified. Justification is by grace. Sanctification is done by God acting with us.

    But those who have truly been justified by the cleansing of Jesus WILL desire sanctification. They will not rejoice in their sin. If sin does not bother you, then the Spirit is not in you.

    “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 4:28:31 PM PDT · 131 of 251
    Mr Rogers to ReaganCowboy

    We are all sinners. But we are also expected to judge those who call themselves Christians. It is a requirement for church discipline, which Jesus & Paul both discussed.

    Struggling with sin is normal. Rejoicing in it is not, for a Christian. Rejecting the idea of sin is blatantly un-Christian.

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 3:40:39 PM PDT · 128 of 251
    Mr Rogers to EnquiringMind; Talisker

    “Let me be even clearer: I think anyone who dares pronounce someone damned without first trembling and weeping in prayer over their presumption to judge another soul is a fool and a fraud.”

    “And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.” - Acts 13

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 3:38:03 PM PDT · 126 of 251
    Mr Rogers to Iscool

    “That is not part of the narrative...”

    It has everything to do with this narrative. Can someone claim to be a Christian when their life is in total contradiction to God’s Word? Can Jenner claim to be a Christian, accepted by God for eternal life, while living in unrepentant contradiction to His Word?

    Does saving faith transform us, or let us wallow in sin? Can he claim to have saving faith if he rejects the Word of God?

    I say no. And Jesus and Paul said no, too.

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 1:46:02 PM PDT · 118 of 251
    Mr Rogers to Iscool

    God does not work in us or give us new life without repentance. One cannot be baptized in the Holy Spirit - what unites us to Christ - without first repenting.

    As long as Bruce claims evil is good and rejoices in evil, I will reject the idea he is a saved Christian. And Paul most definitely wrote about having a changed life and rejected the idea that we can rejoice in sin and be saved:

    “The activities of the lower nature are obvious. Here is a list: sexual immorality, impurity of mind, sensuality, worship of false gods, witchcraft, hatred, quarrelling, jealousy, bad temper, rivalry, factions, party-spirit, envy, drunkenness, orgies and things like that. I solemnly assure you, as I did before, that those who indulge in such things will never inherit God’s kingdom.

    22-25 The Spirit however, produces in human life fruits such as these: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, fidelity, tolerance and self-control—and no law exists against any of them. Those who belong to Christ have crucified their old nature with all that it loved and lusted for. If our lives are centred in the Spirit, let us be guided by the Spirit.” - Paul

    “For of this much you can be certain: that neither the immoral nor the dirty-minded nor the covetous man (which latter is, in effect, worshipping a false god) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Don’t let anyone fool you on this point, however plausible his argument. It is these very things which bring down the wrath of God upon the disobedient. Have nothing to do with men like that—once you were “darkness” but now you are “light”. Live then as children of the light. The light produces in men quite the opposite of sins like these—everything that is wholesome and good and true. Let your lives be living proofs of the things which please God.”

    Someone who openly rejoices in obvious sin is not part of God’s kingdom.

    “If we only “have faith” a man could easily challenge us by saying, “you say that you have faith and I have merely good actions. Well, all you can do is to show me a faith without corresponding actions, but I can show you by my actions that I have faith as well.”

    To the man who thinks that faith by itself is enough I feel inclined to say, “So you believe that there is one God? That’s fine. So do all the devils in hell and shudder in terror!”

    For, my dear short-sighted man, can’t you see far enough to realise that faith without the right actions is dead and useless? Think of Abraham, our ancestor. Wasn’t it his action which really justified him in God’s sight when his faith led him to offer his son Isaac on the altar? Can’t you see that his faith and his actions were, so to speak, partners—that his faith was implemented by his deed? That is what the scripture means when it says: ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And he was called the friend of God.’” - James

  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 12:49:36 PM PDT · 108 of 251
    Mr Rogers to PapaNew

    “You are simply ignoring fact that Jesus has already paid for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2), that God has done it all and IT IS FINISHED, and the terms of the New Covenant that declare he will not hold our sins against us because they were already fully judged on the body of His Son.”


    We are NOT all children of God.

    ” For God to condemn Bruce after he has received Jesus is making God out to be an unjust liar.”

    Bruce shows ZERO signs of “receiving” Jesus. There is no indication of repentance, belief, a changed life (in a positive sense), etc. We are saved by grace, but not while rejecting the God who is willing to give it.

    “Do not live any longer as the Gentiles live. For they live blindfold in a world of illusion, and cut off from the life of God through ignorance and insensitiveness. They have stifled their consciences and then surrendered themselves to sensuality, practising any form of impurity which lust can suggest.

    But you have learned nothing like that from Christ, if you have really heard his voice and understood the truth that he has taught you.”

    Someone who mutilates himself to try to change his sex is not living in God’s will or making any pretense of living under God’s will. Not all are saved, only those who repent and believe.