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  • Bible Mystery: What Terrible Thing Did Ham Do to Drunken, Naked Noah?

    12/15/2014 2:02:24 PM PST · 46 of 54
    sasportas to SeekAndFind

    Just one man’s opinion (mine).

    I think it must have something to do with the promise God made to Abraham, a promise having to do with “seed,” his descendants. Women don’t have “seed,” the promise had to do with male issue, the men of Abrahamic descent. Hence, the putting of the hand of Abraham’s servant “under my thigh.”

    The promise made to Abraham’s “seed” being the overarching theme, it is thus no wonder the strange custom you refer to. Strange to us, perhaps, but not to Abraham’s household.

  • Bible Mystery: What Terrible Thing Did Ham Do to Drunken, Naked Noah?

    12/15/2014 1:34:15 PM PST · 43 of 54
    sasportas to SeekAndFind

    When you look at the severity of the curse placed upon Canaan, Ham’s son, whatever Ham, or Canaan, had done, it must have been especially perverse. It was no misdemeanor.

    Since the curse was upon Canaan, I think a clue would be the Canaanites. Abraham made his servant swear that he not take a wife for Isaak from among the Canaanites, but from his kindred, the Shemites, Gen. 24:1-4. Likewise, Jacob, Gen. 28:1,2.

    The Canaanites were so wicked in God’s eyes, that when the Israelites under Joshua went into the land of the Canaanites, they were told to kill ‘em all, men, women, and children.

    Halley’s Bible Handbook, p. 166, 167, says that the land of Canaan was Sodom and Gomorrah “on a national scale.” (Both - the Sodomites and Canaanites - being Hamites and children of Noah’s curse.) Halley says they were idolators of the worst kind worshiping Baal and Ashtoreth their female goddess.

    They practiced abortion on a grand scale, sacrificing their children. To archaelogists, it was the sexual perversion of the Canaanites that was the most striking and definitive.

    In their “high places” of worship, archealogists...

    “found enormous quantities of images of Ashtoreth with rudely exaggerated sex organs. Canaanites worshiped, by immoral indulgence in the presence of their gods; and then, by murdering their first-born children, as a sacrifice to these same gods.”

    Halley goes on to say,

    “Do we wonder any longer why God commanded Israel to exterminate the Canaanites? Did a civilization of such abominable filth and brutality haven any right longer to exist? Archeologists that dig in the ruins of Canaan wonder that God did not destroy them sooner than he did.”

    It thus appears to me, that most posters on this thread attempting to put their finger on the reason for the curse upon Canaaan, are way to skittish. Just look at evidence.

    I’m not going to be skittish in what I’m going to say here:

    Any people that enacts laws favoring abortion and same sex marriage, are incurring the curse of Canaan upon them. They have put themselves in the same category as Sodom and Gomorrah and the land of Canaan, both incurring the wrath of God.

    Those who call themselves of the right, but can’t find in in themselves to make a stand against abortion and the Sodomites, like the Rino’s and libertarians, are placing themselves in God’s crosshairs, no different in God’s eyes than the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Canaanites.

    The curse upon Canaanites, is not about taxes and finance, which so many FReepers think are most important than the cultural issues.

  • Sen. Sessions: 'Super-Elites in Washington and Wall Street Dream of World Without Borders'

    12/15/2014 12:09:52 PM PST · 20 of 31
    sasportas to xzins

    It’s about time somebody puts the finger on the REAL problem, i.e, what is behind amnesty, multiculturalism, the recent Chromnibus debacle, etc. - a world without borders, the long time dream of social planners, Globalism, one world government.

    I applaud Jeff Sessions for doing it.

  • Do not waste your time or money on the Exodus movie.

    12/13/2014 7:41:00 PM PST · 34 of 49
    sasportas to HotHunt

    I can’t believe what you and a few other posters on this thread have posted, you could care less if a Biblical movie corrupts people’s minds or not. Your mistake is seeing no difference between a movie about the Bible and movies about everything else.

    The word of God, in this case the book of Exodus, is not for your entertainment, sir. It is to “make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus,” 2 Tim. 3:15.

    Exodus with other Old Testament books, give the history of Israel, a special people chosen of God, Not an end unto itself, but a history that lead us ultimately to Christ Jesus the savior. Without which you are eternally lost.

    It doesn’t matter to you if these movie makers corrupt that all important historical link to Christ, the book of Exodus?

    As for myself, I haven’t seen the movie, nor will I, after reading the comments made here and elsewhere about it. .

  • Leading Orthodox Theologian Hopes for 'Quick Progress' Toward Full Christian Unity

    12/11/2014 1:33:38 PM PST · 42 of 51
    sasportas to marshmallow
    Why discuss secular government? The Church is a different model entirely.

    By "Church, of course you mean the ROMAN Church. Hardly a different model, the so-called "Holy" Roman Empire ruled Europe for over a thousand years, the Roman Church and secular Rome as one. Hardly the kind of oneness that Jesus spoke of in John 17.

    As to the individual vs the collective, obedient faith is strictly a personal thing. Nobody else can have it for you. Even if we assemble together with other who do have faith, their faith is not mine as if by osmosis, I still have to have it for myself.

  • Leading Orthodox Theologian Hopes for 'Quick Progress' Toward Full Christian Unity

    12/11/2014 1:09:55 PM PST · 38 of 51
    sasportas to Fantasywriter

    Fantasy,your replies are smoke and mirrors.

    I asked you if you were a Roman Catholic, and for the reasons I gave. Your reply was I was putting you on the spot, with no answer as to whether you were or not. Why can’t you answer that?

    I asked you if you were a political liberal, your reply was I was putting you on the spot, and you were not a “flaming” liberal. But you are for a one world utopia this side of the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. Which, as I noted, puts you in league with the one world liberals.

    Since you won’t answer, you are leaving me with the conclusion that you are both, the two work together hand in glove.

    If your reply is more smoke and mirrors, see you later alligator.

  • Leading Orthodox Theologian Hopes for 'Quick Progress' Toward Full Christian Unity

    12/11/2014 12:08:09 PM PST · 29 of 51
    sasportas to Fantasywriter

    Well, in reply there is a lot of things I might say, one being, though you may not be a “flaming” liberal, you must be some sort of liberal, I refer to your belief of a one world government...and your seeking to enlist Jesus for that cause. That’s the cause of the liberals, the socialists and democrats, not conservatives.

    As to Jesus’ prayer, you may not realize people do this, but they tend to read into scripture their preconceived notions. I don’t believe Jesus was praying for a collectivist one world utopia at all. That has to be read into the text.

    To rightly exegete John 17, one must factor in many things. For instance, was Jesus an Amillennialist? praying for a one world religion under the Pope (according to Roman Catholics)? The larger context says no (the body of prophetic scripture).

    You mentioned context, the larger context is not just John 17, the millennial kingdom, just one item in that context.

  • Leading Orthodox Theologian Hopes for 'Quick Progress' Toward Full Christian Unity

    12/11/2014 10:50:11 AM PST · 24 of 51
    sasportas to Fantasywriter

    Before I respond to your post, I need to know if you are a Roman Catholic. If so, your interpretation of Jesus’ prayer will naturally be in accordance with their ideal of a one world religion.

    Or perhaps, you are a liberal who also holds to the ideal of one world-ism. If so, you would also naturally interpret Jesus’ prayer in line with your one world view. If you are a liberal, it makes me to wonder what are you doing on FR in the first place, a conservative site that is against globalism.

    Which is it? may I ask.

  • Leading Orthodox Theologian Hopes for 'Quick Progress' Toward Full Christian Unity

    12/11/2014 10:03:57 AM PST · 21 of 51
    sasportas to marshmallow

    At the bottom, the great distinction between true forms of government is that of the individual vs the collective. Of the former, think “Constitutionalist Republic,” of the latter, think “socialism.”

    Likewise the issue at hand here. Christ died to save individuals, individuals who seek, and love, truth. Common among Protestants. This, as opposed to the kind of one world syncretism that Romanists promote.

  • Leading Orthodox Theologian Hopes for 'Quick Progress' Toward Full Christian Unity

    12/11/2014 9:26:34 AM PST · 19 of 51
    sasportas to Fantasywriter

    The basis (John 17:20-22) for your pushing of a one world religion, is baseless. (makes me wonder, do you also push a one world government?)

    The unity that Jesus is praying for, John 17:20-22, has to do with the individual. He is not praying for the corporate unity of the Roman Catholic Church, a church-state tyranny that ruled the western world for over a thousand years. Pushed here on FR with great fervor in thread after thread.

    Nor is he praying for the unity of a syncretist one world religion, now also beginning to be pushed here on FR.

    The book of Revelation predicts both political and religious unity, not the true individual forms of it. The political one world government is called the “beast” in Revelation; the one world religion is called the great whore. Both, the Bible says we should “come out” of, and have nothing to do with either.

  • America Continues to Thrive: Even in current malaise, the U.S. soars above global competition

    12/11/2014 8:11:47 AM PST · 10 of 11
    sasportas to SeekAndFind

    Fine article by a fine moderate conservative historian. One of my favorites, this, even though his moderate conservatism most of us here on FR would not identify with.

  • Bernie Sanders: Evidence that the Senator from Vermont is a Big “C” Communist

    12/05/2014 3:03:34 PM PST · 33 of 45
    sasportas to Timocrat
    What you said...

    What is not amusing is that the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave was rated as being further left than Bernie when they were both in the Senate.

    bears repeating. Great post.

  • Premillennialism and the Tribulation — Part III: Pretribulationism (continued)

    12/02/2014 3:12:23 PM PST · 19 of 19
    sasportas to unlearner

    I don’t agree on the pre-wrath rapture part, but, as usual, another great post. (I believe the 2nd coming is a singular event, post-trib)

  • Premillennialism and the Tribulation — Part III: Pretribulationism (continued)

    12/01/2014 4:59:18 PM PST · 17 of 19
    sasportas to unlearner

    So, your screen name unrelated to the rapture, means you didn’t have to unlearn pretrib?

  • Premillennialism and the Tribulation — Part III: Pretribulationism (continued)

    12/01/2014 12:47:57 PM PST · 15 of 19
    sasportas to unlearner

    Don’t know the meaning behind your screen name, but maybe it has something to do with being a former pretrib, if that is indeed the case, and having to unlearn so much you had been taught. Certainly the case with me about the pretrib rapture.

    Your posts on this thread are incisive, your points well taken. As an “unlearner” myself, I appreciate them.

  • Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?

    11/24/2014 7:59:47 PM PST · 173 of 1,046
    sasportas to verga
    The First Christians.

    That the Papacy assuredly is not.

  • Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?

    11/24/2014 7:33:39 PM PST · 168 of 1,046
    sasportas to verga

    The term, “Papist,” you say I should not use?

    My goodness, man, are you blind? Look at who most of the treads are about on the RF. We who are not Papists have been calling attention to the absolute mass of threads posted here by Papists about their alleged successor to Peter. Pope this, and Pope that. Francis said this, and Francis said that. And you are not a Papist? Give me a break.

  • Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?

    11/24/2014 3:38:53 PM PST · 96 of 1,046
    sasportas to verga

    You Papists never pass up a chance to bash Protestants and Sola Scriptura. (Assuming the person you responded to is in fact a Protestant, maybe he is a Papist?)

    Can’t speak for him but the poster obviously must have meant to say Lot not Noah. A simple case of not thinking through what he is posting. Along the liens of typos, etc.

  • Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?

    11/24/2014 2:44:41 PM PST · 65 of 1,046
    sasportas to LS
    Jesus was there “in beginning.” HE referred to Adam and Even in Matt. 10 and Matt. 19. Since He was there, I have to say there was an Adam and Eve.

    Bingo. After reading through 63 posts (at least as I post this there is only 63), in my opinion, yours is the one that best cuts through all the noise and gets to the heart of the matter. Jesus knows more about the issue of a real Adam and Eve than all these evolutionists and Catholic theistic evolutionists on this thread put together! Yours was a great post.

  • Really interesting pictures of WW2 at Iwo Jima

    11/22/2014 1:35:42 PM PST · 35 of 95
    sasportas to caww
    Out of the gaping mouths of Coast Guard and Navy Landing Craft,

    While Coasties were brought to the Pacific to help as landing craft drivers, I don't think any of the landing craft were theirs. They were all Navy.

    Landing craft such as these were for amphibious warfare, the "gator" Navy and Marines. The Coast Guard has never been part of the War Department, or Department of Defense as the Navy and Marines are. Amphibious warfare is not the Coast Guard.

  • Really interesting pictures of WW2 at Iwo Jima

    11/22/2014 1:24:03 PM PST · 33 of 95
    sasportas to caww

    I’ve become a WW2 addict, I wasn’t sure why, your statement here made me aware why: THIS WAS WHEN MEN WERE MEN. I can’t stand these metrosexual, feminist, politically correct, times we’re in.

    My dad was a lifer in the Army, 2nd Armored Division under George Patton.

  • Acid Rain Has Turned Canadian Lakes into a Kind of Jelly

    11/19/2014 2:21:57 PM PST · 37 of 42
    sasportas to hawkaw

    This article uses “Canada” as a blanket term. Sudbury, Ontario is not representative of the whole of Canada by any means.

    As an Alaskan, I have driven through the western provinces many times. Yukoners are our next door neighbors, I can tell you, their waters are some of the most un-polluted rivers and lakes you’ll ever experience. (Except for moose and caribou droppings upstream, of course.)

  • 10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Evangelicals

    11/18/2014 7:29:29 PM PST · 17 of 26
    sasportas to ealgeone

    John Calvin would be proud of you. Not all evangelicals are Calvinists, I might remind you.

  • Senate Vote on Keystone 59-41

    11/18/2014 5:21:57 PM PST · 49 of 98
    sasportas to deport

    For you FReepers who say there is not a dimes’ worth of difference between the Dems and the Repubs, take notice how many with R’s by their name voted nay? Not one. Likewise the vote on Obamacare, all Dems voted for it, all Repubs voted against it.

    No difference, right.

  • 10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Evangelicals

    11/18/2014 3:22:42 PM PST · 14 of 26
    sasportas to SeekAndFind
    "salvation comes by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone."

    Of course, every page of Paul's epistles, for instance, have the great themes of "grace" and "faith in Christ Jesus" in them.

    But to take that as meaning, since we believe in Christ's atonement, we unconditionally have God's grace covering such things as adultery, fornication, idolatry, witchcraft, drunkenness, revellings, and "such like," is utterly false.

    Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal. 5:19-21

    Eph. 5:6 says those, even if they call themselves "evangelical," who teach "once saved always saved" no matter what you do nonsense, are deceiving people with "vain words:"

    Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

  • From Bondage to Freedom (From Rome to Christianity)

    11/17/2014 11:21:58 AM PST · 35 of 145
    sasportas to Petrosius
    Catholics follow "the teachings handed down to the Apostles by Jesus Christ and preserved in the church he established."

    No, according to the NT book of Jude, Romanists follow apostate beliefs. He was warning about the apostate Christian belief system you follow.

    He warned the early church to contend for the original faith against apostates. In verse 4 of his epistle, he wrote, "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation. Ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousnessnse, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."

    Jude identifies the apostates by certain characteristics, characteristics that point to the Roman Catholic Church.

    Catholics deny Jesus as the only sovereign and Lord by supplanting His authority with an authority of their own. They have denied the supremacy and sovereignty of Christ and given His divine attributes and titles to Mary and the succession of Popes.

    Jude named but a few of the characteristics that identify the Catholic Church of being apostate not apostolic.

  • The Taboos Crumble, and Free Speech Is Threatened

    11/14/2014 8:25:18 AM PST · 7 of 17
    sasportas to cuban leaf

    I see, let’s all just run right out and become libertarians now. Your types don’t even try and hide what you are any more. Anybody can see what your game is: Dems and Repubs same thing, therefore the libertarians are the alternative. I get it.

  • Third Australian warship sent to halt Russian flotilla bound for G20 in Brisbane

    11/13/2014 1:26:17 PM PST · 39 of 49
    sasportas to FreedomPoster

    Don’t forget the Navy takes its orders ultimately from from its commander in chief. He won’t be sending attack boats.

  • Voters Are Giving You One More Chance, GOP

    11/12/2014 6:17:14 PM PST · 12 of 15
    sasportas to All

    I have lived long enough to see quite a few, like they call it in football, “turnarounds.” The left has the ball, the Repubs then have it for a while, each turnaround with the left advancing the ball (their agenda) far down the field. But when the Repubs get the ball no forward movement, they act as if they’ve done good if they manage to just hold where they are.

    The last two turnarounds, Clinton and Obama, have the left advancing their agenda so far the country is the grip of a socialist hell.

    Which brings me to the topic of this thread, the GOP having one more chance. That is in fact the way I see it...this turnaround our last chance. Our backs are against the left’s goal line. We better not drop the ball! Nor even just hold what we’ve got.

    If the last two times the left had the ball is any gauge, the next time ought to be...well, I shudder to even contemplate it.

    It’s now or never, the way I see it.

  • "The True Rapture" (Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

    11/10/2014 7:38:13 PM PST · 33 of 34
    sasportas to sarge83

    This would go, as you say, downhill all right, were we to get into what you have bought into, hook, line, and sinker, and what your pastor seems so indifferent about. Not this time.

    You seem an honest and decent man - even if you are preterist (ha, ha, just joking) - it’s been great talking with you. Have a good day.

  • "The True Rapture" (Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

    11/10/2014 11:16:07 AM PST · 31 of 34
    sasportas to sarge83

    We’re tail end Charlie on this thread, so I’ll end with this. Your pastor is not here to defend himself, but with all respects to him, if he is a “millennialist” (I think you mean PRE-millennialst, he’s not preterist) as you say, then with six thousand years of human history coming to a head in our times, with so much of the Bible about it, and he is afraid to touch top, side, or the bottom of it, then he isn’t much of a pastor (shepherd), in my opinion.

    Sounds like he is a hireling, afraid he might offend and run off the few preterists, like yourself, he has in the congregation.

    Where I go to church, the pastor doesn’t suffer fools lightly, especially preterists. If they are offended, too bad, he would tell them to find themselves a preterist pastor somewhere.

  • "The True Rapture" (Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

    11/10/2014 10:19:56 AM PST · 29 of 34
    sasportas to sarge83

    Thanks for your honest reply. It answers why you said what matters is the gospel, not the end time. Since, to preterists, prophecy was fulfilled back in 70 AD, then, of course, the “end time” does not matter to you.

    I say both matters, the true gospel and true eschatology. The NT teaches both. Preterism is one of the worst delusions that has ever entered the mind of man.

    If the lead article was written by a preterist as yourself, then it confirms what I said to begin with: it is highly delusional in hiding such fact from us.

  • "The True Rapture" (Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

    11/09/2014 4:28:25 PM PST · 20 of 34
    sasportas to sarge83

    I’m happy to answer your question, Sarge, but maybe you could answer this for me first.

    You didn’t write this article I take it, yet you are happy to defend it. In which case, I ask you, since the article did not say which sort of anti-premillennialism it represented, how about you? Which are you? Amillennial? Preterist? Postmillennial?

  • "The True Rapture" (Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

    11/09/2014 3:10:34 PM PST · 17 of 34
    sasportas to Charles Henrickson

    The lead article is delusional. Did you see the word “premillennial” anywhere in this article? It disparages “Millennialists” while never telling you what to call the alternative to it. Amillennialism? Postmillennialism? Preterism? The article does not say.

    The article uses the ploy of an anti-millennialist: prove the pretrib “rapture” false, then having gotten you eating out of its hands, subtly give you the idea that the author of this piece’s particular anti-millennial view, whether Amill, Preterist, or Postmill, is your only alternative.

    All of which doctrines are even more false than the pretrib rapture dispensationalism thet it is so opposed to.

    This “we are your only alternative” is the hook used by the anti-millennialists to entrap so many people.

  • A message from Rick Wiles, Tru News being stalked...

    11/08/2014 10:53:46 PM PST · 15 of 66
    sasportas to Nachum

    Trunews is my source for news - from the conservative Christian perspecive. Drudge is good, but Rick’s site is special. Trying to stay up with the fast moving events of the world, Rick Wiles does the leg work for me.

    How many sites like Rick’s around? not many. I appreciate his courage in doing this service for us. Speaking of courage, looks like he has to draw on more of it now, with these people harassing him. Our prayers our with you, Rick.

  • Vladimir Putin: "World Is at Historic Turning Point"

    11/07/2014 3:43:19 PM PST · 20 of 23
    sasportas to Jan_Sobieski
    Very important. Biblicly speaking, every day Vladimir Putin is fulfilling the Prophecy of "Gog and Magog" in Ezekiel 38-39.

    Putin, no doubt president for life, fits the Biblical description to a tee. While other world leaders may come and go before the battle of Gog-Magog gets here, Putin is the one prophetic figure we can identify with precision, that will take this thing to its closure.

  • After noisy U.S. Senate campaign, both candidates go quiet with votes still uncounted

    11/07/2014 2:56:03 PM PST · 21 of 23
    sasportas to mosaicwolf

    One thing you learn here in Alaska, you don’t call an Eskimo an Indian...and vice versa. Goes back to ancient times, when the two hated and fought each other. I thought I was going to get killed one time, making that mistake.

    Indians live in the interior of Alaska, Athabaskans, etc. Eskimos live on the coast, Yupik, Innuit, and subsist on Whale and seal meat (the Innuit), or coastal salmon (the Yupik).

  • I'm a 'Conservative Anarchist Isolationist Humanist Libertine'. What Are You?

    11/07/2014 7:15:43 AM PST · 39 of 60
    sasportas to TurboZamboni
    Conservative Anarchist Isolationist Humanist Libertine

    Cross out the “conservative,” what remains describes a libertarian, plain and simple. Anarchist, Isolationist, Libertine. Libertarians are not conservatives.

    The description further confirms what I have noted about a great many libertarians, they are for the most part a bunch of godless Humanists/Atheists.

  • Lech Walesa: Putin declares war on world. We must give proper answer

    11/06/2014 5:51:36 PM PST · 12 of 37
    sasportas to Jemian
    I am weary of this world’s wars.

    Which is what British Premier Chamberlain said. The millions killed in WW1 motivated him to be an anti-war appeaser. Hitler knew this, of course, and used it to his advantage. Result? 50 million people die, had Britain acted early on, it would have been nipped in the bud.

    When you've got Hitler types about, better to pay attention to history...it does repeat itself.

  • Cruz Scoping Out 2016 Office Space: Another indication of how serious the senator is about a WH run

    11/06/2014 5:33:00 PM PST · 34 of 46
    sasportas to Ancesthntr
    Ted Cruz is this generation’s Reagan

    Agreed. Considering the far worse depth of socialism of our day than in Reagan's day, we need somebody who is up to the task. Cruz is just that man!

    Reagan's affable homespun ways were all that was needed to defeat the left back then. Different times now, we need somebody exactly like Cruz, sharper than ANY Democrat. He'll destroy their asinine arguments.

  • WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH MINNESOTA?

    11/06/2014 1:34:15 PM PST · 44 of 51
    sasportas to x

    Not so simplistic to blame it on the Scandinavians, I see. Thanks, very informative.

  • Here’s Why The GOP Will Fail America–Like It Or Not

    11/06/2014 1:04:26 PM PST · 14 of 18
    sasportas to Ray76

    Two step game plan: 1.) defeat the Obama congress critters. We’ve done that. 2.) defeat the RINO’s, replace McConnel and Boehner.

    You expected too much thinking both steps could have been done Tuesday.

  • WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH MINNESOTA?

    11/06/2014 11:29:02 AM PST · 12 of 51
    sasportas to right-wing agnostic

    The article attributes Minnesota’s leftism to Scandinavian influence (partly), yet, just across the line into the Dakotas, where you have the same Scandinavians, it is very conservative.

    Does anybody have an answer to this? Perhaps FReepers from those areas of the country.

  • Our Opinion: Re-elect Gov. Tom Corbett for concrete way forward

    11/03/2014 8:46:18 AM PST · 32 of 41
    sasportas to Nextrush; Impy

    I have an Alaska Family Values Guide, it asked questions to the candidates about abortion, same sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, etc., Parnell answers were opposed to all of the above, as was Sullivan in the race for Senator, as any real conservative would.

    Walker? He would not even respond...neither did Begich. If this doesn’t tell you what Walker and Begich are, nothing will.

    Conservatives here in Alaska know the real score about Walker, sadly, judging by most FReeper posts, conservative in the lower 48 do not. Parnell is far and away the real conservative in this race.

  • Calvin And American Exceptionalism (Protestant Caucus)

    10/31/2014 2:09:36 PM PDT · 14 of 16
    sasportas to sasportas

    Before somebody dings me on this, Bradford and the early Calvinists, at this point in history, may have been postmillennial not Amillennial. An example would be George Whitfield and Jonathan Edwards, they were both postmill.

  • Alaska incumbent Sen. Mark Begich avoids even saying 'Obama'

    10/29/2014 10:39:12 PM PDT · 10 of 17
    sasportas to MeshugeMikey

    In debates with Sullivan when Obamacare was brought up, he always said Affordable Care Act, NEVER Obamacare. Not peculiar to Begich though, all Dems do the same.

  • Why Christians Should Love Halloween

    10/29/2014 6:16:44 PM PDT · 39 of 45
    sasportas to Patton@Bastogne

    The RCC is paganized Christianity, it comes as no surprise therefore to see all these FR Catholics falling all over themselves in support of Halloween, the most pagan of all “holidays.”

  • Why I am a Catholic

    10/28/2014 6:15:47 PM PDT · 41 of 62
    sasportas to Mrs. Don-o

    You do know how many hundreds of years your institution was in power in tandem with secular Roman emperors, don’t you? Your wonderful church-state arrangement. In times when they would not blink an eye to murder anybody whose beliefs they viewed as a threat to their power. You are only fooling yourself, lady. You are not fooling Protestants.

    I’m not magnifying anything, truth is, the RCC is one of the most tyrannical and totalitarian institutions in history. It has more in common with Islamic terrorism than anything else.

  • Millennial Series: Part 19: Premillennialism and the Church

    10/28/2014 4:18:37 PM PDT · 29 of 29
    sasportas to Iscool

    Agreed, the view that most harmonizes with the Biblical data is the one we should hold to. However, neither the Irvingites, John Darby, nor Scofield who popularized dispensationalism’s seven dispensations via his study Bible, have given us the right one.

    If Scofield’s system were true, we would see the NT writers breaking down these dispensations for us somewhere. Heb. 11, for example, would have been a good place to do so. Covering the same ground Scofield’s OT dispensations covers, it would have been a good place to break these dispensations down for us, but they are not there, all we see is one people of faith in the OT.

    With all due respect, from what I have found, Darby dispensationalism is but a theory of men read into the word of God.

  • Why I am a Catholic

    10/28/2014 3:51:15 PM PDT · 29 of 62
    sasportas to Mrs. Don-o

    You sure jump through hoops trying to sanitize Rome’s tyranny. Next thing, maybe you’ll tell us how wonderful Rome was in only strangling William Tyndale at the stake instead of burning him alive. And for the terrible crime of trying to get the Bible to the common people.