There are many people I respect on here, so it seems very odd to me when they go so off base with critiques on their own writings.
I am curious, what is the litmus test for being a Christian in your eyes?
Or is there any way to tell? If not...why do people care if a person is christian or muslim? They wouldn't be able to prove it any way.
In our household the Bible, the Koran, and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology. Read more at ***********snopes****/politics/obama/muslim.asp#DWHQ5qXJpWRWqqsi.99
Some people were even punished by not giving all they had to the cause. Most of us wouldn't think it is bad to keep something from the sale of a possession right? After all, it was yours and the money you get from its sale is yours right? However, Ananias and Sapphira did get punished, though it could be argued that they got punished for lying about how much they sold it for.
No I would not. I don't have a shred of proof for either case. To sit in a Christian church does not equate to being a follower of Jesus Christ, nor does having Muslim family make you a Muslim.
"he did not say it should be taken from them by the Roman Spear."
No he didn't but why would he? Jesus and Christianity stood apart from the official govt. However, the concept of the Church stood in the place of a govt entity in some cases. In the 4th chapter of Acts it is clear that members of the faith gave all they had to have the wealth redistributed among the other members.
As I said in my letter, I am not saying that the Bible is pro-socialism because socialism didn't exist as a concept then. But socialistic idea like distribution of wealth did exist.
"leads you to call him a follower of Jesus Christ."
More a follower of Christ than that of Mohammed, wouldn't you agree?
Jesus admonished us to take care of the least of our brethren and often told people to divest themselves of wealth and follow him, they would receive treasures in heaven, however, he did not say it should be taken from them by the Roman Spear. So for anyone to justify the Government wealth redistribution as anything but THEFT, is to not understand what Jesus was asking us to do. To give of your own heart is one thing, to have it taken and used to buy votes is quite another.
Kendall, so you have NO PROOF whatsoever just like the other guy. The fact that he sat in a black theology church for 20 years and apparently didn't hear a thing that was said, rejected the Rev Wright and resigned his membership in the church, still leads you to call him a follower of Jesus Christ. A bit of a stretch on your part don't ya think.
"It shows your character when you defend lies and socialism."
I have defended no lies and I have defended socialism no more than I have capitalism.
"Socialism and obama loving Kendall, it is a VERY BIG deal when the president lies to the people."
I do not love socialism or Obama beyond how a christian should love one another. I agree that it's a big deal when any President lies. Whether it's WMDs, Monicas or Health Care issues.
"President of the United States, commander and chief and follower of Jesus Christ Barack Obama???????????? Just curious Kendall, what proof do you have of this statement>?"
Well...he was voted by the majority of the voting public..so he is the President. Being President instantly makes him the Commander and Chief. His years in a christian church supports him being christian much more than him relying on Islam as the person from Belpre seems to believe.
Is there no end to the hypocrisy?
The left screams about the seperation of church and state, which does not exist, but now say the state should force the teaching of Jesus as it applies to redistribution of wealth.
Just the ones that buy them votes
I bet they wouldnt want govt enforcement of all of Gods will.
Exactly ITHINK, we shouldn't be upset that government is forcing us to do as Jesus asked. That has to be one of the dumbest things I have read on here.
Harry, the WV republican, is making a fool of himself again.
Harry, our government does not ASK us to give. They order us to redistribute our own monety.
Yep, they're desperate Tiredofit. It must be awful to be on the side of lies and corruption.
Eventually the Empire did fall. Due to placating the citizens and the use of foreigners to do the work. Much the same direction this country is headed with half the population dependent upon government payments of some sort, either deserved or not.
I don't understand what you mean. It sounds as though you're saying that, if we pay our taxes, the government (Caesar) will fall.
I'm sure you're not saying that. Would you be more clear?
Give to Caesar what is Caesar's. How did it turn out for Caesar? Et tu Harrius Unrealius?
In other words, are redistributing wealth, praying, and refraining from premarital relations and homosexuality to all be voluntary?
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