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As an Individual who places their Hope, Faith, and Trust, in Christ, and Christ alone, with God's Word as it is Written, would you be considered a radical an extremist?

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Note that all of the above are capitalist and Republican ideals, not socialist ones.---StrongAxe on 7/16/16

Yes, that is the reason why all Socialist Countries DEPEND on Capitalist Countries (Which is only one Country: USA)
to protect them from evil men.

Look what happens when the USA isn't policing the world.

CHAOS!
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/17/16


WeakHatchet: Everything you have written is a LIE. You are the victim of Communist propaganda, and worse yet, there is no cure for a committed ideologue like you. No matter the abundant evidence to the contrary, you "believe" that a socialist Utopia is just ahead if we just cede more of our God-given rights to an ever-expanding Federal monster. You don't deserve America. Go back to Canada, or if that is not extreme enough, try Cuba or N. Korea. You'll fit in just fine.



---Jerry6593 on 7/17/16


I'd be considered a radical by people who don't believe the bible at all, by those who own a copy as a 'lucky charm', those who think that all we need to know is that there is a 'higher being' somewhere up there, by those who believe that IF there is a God of love he would send NO-ONE to hell regardless of how they'd lived, by those who believe that we should keep our beliefs to ourselves, and by those who absolutely hate the word SIN and think that Christians who talk about it are hateful.
---Rita_H on 7/17/16


Jerry6593:

You wrote: You're right. Things started going downhill when the progressive socialist Communists took over about 100 years ago.

These various issues were fine, until the government consistently chose to give massive funds to the military, and tax breaks to wealthy individuals and corporations (including pharmaceuticals), and deregulating the environment, while under-funding education, health care, and other public programs. FDR didn't cause the Great Depression. He rescued us from it. It was caused by rampant stock speculation.

Note that all of the above are capitalist and Republican ideals, not socialist ones.
---StrongAxe on 7/16/16


WeakHatchet: " We used to be first in everything. Not anymore."

You're right. Things started going downhill when the progressive socialist Communists took over about 100 years ago. We had prosperity under Calvin Coolidge and Ronald Reagan, but otherwise it's been downhill all the way. Thanks to Communists like FDR who caused the great depression, the socialist experiment has nearly destroyed our once great country. SOCIALISM NEVER WORKS!



---Jerry6593 on 7/16/16




In the days when Rockefeller and others were building their empires. They stole from the poor and kept it. Often by means of hired thugs.

I appreciate what Theodore Roosevelt did to help ensure that the rich didn't steal and bilk the poor.

James speaks of the rich stealing from the poor again in the last days.
---Samuelbb7 on 7/15/16


Jerry6593:

Have you thought about how monarchies arose? Those with the greatest wealth and power acquired land, more and more, until they owned all of it (which, I may add, the Bible prohibits), and then loaned it out at ridiculous rates to everyone else (i.e. the peasants), and by this means, perpetuated the status quo - i.e. they were rich, while everyone else wasn't. This is the essence of capitalism. The Golden Rule - he who has the gold makes the rules.

Look at how the U.S. compares to more socialist ones (e.g. Canada, Europe) in terms of education, health care, crime, poverty, etc. We used to be first in everything. Not anymore.
---StrongAxe on 7/14/16


Axey: You appear to be a thoroughly brainwashed Socialist. England was always a Monarchy - not a free capitalist nation. Look around the world today. How do the Communist economies stack up against the free market capitalist ones. Not well, I would venture. Indeed, their people are starving while the free market capitalist ones are thriving. What do you have against freedom anyway?


---Jerry6593 on 7/14/16


Just which citizens had a fair form of living? The rich!---StrongAxe on 7/13/16

I am not rich, I am middle class in America!

If I lived in Cuba, Bahamas, any country in Africa and even west Europe I would be POOR!

So my friend, all the theories, sound bites and other hating capitalist rhetoric doesn't matter because my life is PROOF that Capitalism WORKS!

By the way, child labor is against the law in this country, but not in communist countries.

What about the 150 millions of people killed in the last century in the name of communism?

If their dead peoples can't give you enough proof of it's evil, I guess the poor living folks can't CONVINCE you either.
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/14/16


Nicole_Lacey:

Who has proved that, and when? Unbridled capitalism is what gave us Dickensonian England, where children slaved in work houses just to eat. It gave us American coal barons whose employees were virtual slaves (and don't forget the ACTUAL slaves in the south).

And feudalism - where a few land barons owned all the land, and peasants were frequently worked to death and to starvation to pay taxes imposed by the rich (remember King John, whose policies were so heinous that no British royal is named John, to prevent there ever being another King John, and who inspired the legends of Robin Hood, and who was forced to accept the Magna Carta to limit his powers?)

Just which citizens had a fair form of living? The rich!
---StrongAxe on 7/13/16




You are correct Nicole.

But you misunderstood my point. In the United States people will label a political plan of proposal as socialism or communism. So as to besmirch the plan and it's author. Instead of trying to oppose it on the merits or demerit's of the plan.

True only Jesus gives the perfect plan. Because those who are saved and truly love GOD and love others will dwell there.
---Samuelbb7 on 7/13/16


Samuelbb7, Communism and Socialism are branded due to PAST HISTORY.

Look at Russia, Cuba and China. Middle Class? Only if you know someone in Government.

The Government Class of people replaced Middle Class of people by Violent Killings! Over 150 million people killed in the 20th century to try to create the PERFECT LIFE community.

Which will not happen until Jesus returns and takes us to the True Perfect life in Heaven.

Plus, Jesus said not EVERYONE, but only those who obey and live His Commandments.

Capitalism is the only form of Government proven to be the fairest form of living for it's citizens.

You are capable of making decisions without Government telling you what and how to decide.
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/12/16


Some things called Communism and Socialism are branded that so people will oppose them without thinking.

We need to really look at issues and seek the truth. When one candidate has shown 70% of what he says are lies and the other is at 35% lies. That is no good for anyone.

Political division and stalemate helps no one. It hurts the poor and the middle class.


James 1:27

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
---Samuelbb7 on 7/11/16


Axey: "If one's country does something wrong, one should oppose it because it's wrong"

I agree! Communist, Progressive Socialism is WRONG, and should be opposed in my country, but it is not. It trickles down from the Traitor-in-Chief to all of us whose lives are being impaired by it.



---Jerry6593 on 7/11/16


I love my country and fly the American flag everyday. But today it is at half mast.

Our country needs prayer and guidance from GOD. Which I don't see from either side in this election.

I will trust in GOD and Pray.

Let us look to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
---Samuelbb7 on 7/8/16


Nicole, did you know that while Red China remains a communist country, it REPUDIATED Marxism in 1984. That's over 30 years ago.--Cluny on 6/27/16

Just because they repudiated Marxism it doesn't mean they are not USING Marxism's methods.
Which they are doing TODAY NOW.

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

Even if they call it a goose.
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/8/16


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Jerry said, " Brendan: I sincerely hope that your depression begins to improve."

Thank you, Jerry. Keep praying.

My next doctor's appointment is in August, and at that time, I will have to tell him whether I feel that the additional drug he prescribed last time is working or not.

I don't feel it is. I am still snapping at everyone, and still crying at Hallmark Cards.
---Monk_Brendan on 7/8/16


Jerry6593:

You wrote: I understand the position of a foreigner like StrongAxe ...

I believe that should use reason whenever one supports the position of a country, organization, religion, or anyone else. "I stand for my country because it is doing the right thing" is a reasonable position. "My country, right or wrong" is not. I have this attitude towards the USA (where I live), Canada (where I was born), and any other country, and also any church. If one's country does something wrong, one should oppose it because it's wrong, not accept it because that is the patriotic thing to do. Similarly if one's church teaches something one knows is wrong.
---StrongAxe on 7/8/16


Brendan: I sincerely hope that your depression begins to improve.



---Jerry6593 on 7/8/16


Jerry said, " Brendan: I have only responded to what you said about "wrapping myself in the flag and the Constitution". What do you expect? I understand the position of a foreigner like StrongAxe, but your position seems conflicted to me. I'm sorry if I've misunderstood you, but you don't make it easy to know where you stand."

More Psychobabble!

When You begin to be reasonable, I will deal with you reasonably. As long as you continue to attack, I will vilify you. It might not be the Christian way, but at least it may get you to pause and pray before clicking on "Reply!"
---Monk_Brendan on 7/7/16


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Brendan: I have only responded to what you said about "wrapping myself in the flag and the Constitution". What do you expect? I understand the position of a foreigner like StrongAxe, but your position seems conflicted to me. I'm sorry if I've misunderstood you, but you don't make it easy to know where you stand.


---Jerry6593 on 7/7/16


Jerry said, "Now that's a fine thing to say the day after our Independence Day. We patriotic Americans still enjoy the freedoms (to some extent) that our founders provided in the Declaration and the Constitution. Your patriot forebears would be rolling over in their graves (if that were possible) to hear the disdain you have for their sacrifices."

Not hardly!

Jerry, you have not said word one about how you love your country, or how proud you are of being an American--until July 4.

I have never kept it hidden that being an American is part of me, and that my family has been here since before there was a Constitution. Dial it back!
---Monk_Brendan on 7/6/16


Jerry6593:

You wrote: Now that's a fine thing to say the day after our Independence Day. ...

Jesus stated time and time again that actions are more important than words. E.g. "not everyone who says 'Lord, Lord' will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of the Father", and praise for the son who refuses a task but then does it, over the son who promises to do it but doesn't.

People who wrap themselves in flags, and march in parades, and set off fireworks, and make fancy speeches, etc. may be masters of rhetoric, but that does not (necessarily) mean the are actually doing what is important. Give me a quiet person who actually does what is necessary to keep the country secure any day.
---StrongAxe on 7/6/16


Brendan: "Don't wave the flag around so much!"

Now that's a fine thing to say the day after our Independence Day. We patriotic Americans still enjoy the freedoms (to some extent) that our founders provided in the Declaration and the Constitution. Your patriot forebears would be rolling over in their graves (if that were possible) to hear the disdain you have for their sacrifices.



---Jerry6593 on 7/6/16


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Jerry said, "Decidedly not! I am an American constitutional conservative. I believe that the...they are to leave us alone. They have no right to steal my property and give it to someone else."

Don't wave the flag around so much! My ancestors came here in 1640, and my GGG... Grandfather is buried on Copps Hill. A direct blood ancestor made the weather vane that sits on Fanuel Hall in Boston, and was an associate of Paul Revere.

We were at Lexington and Concord, and I have the proof of that.

So don't get so high and mighty because you have a good knowledge of the Constitution. So do I, but that doesn't matter. Do you have a good understanding of Jesus?

I doubt it!
---Monk_Brendan on 7/5/16


Sam: "To see the Truth you should actually read the Declaration of Independence."

So very true! Our people are becoming a herd of lemmings - madly dashing toward destruction by following the anti-American socialist leaders they elect. Too bad our founding documents and history are no longer taught in public schools.


---Jerry6593 on 7/5/16


Samuelbb7:

You wrote England was forcing the colonies to fund them without allowing them any local control of taxes of even their way of buying and selling.

What does that have to do with socialism? Taxation is as old as man. In Feudal Europe, lords would tax the peasants (sometimes to the point of starvation). Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor (e.g. Robin Hood) is socialism. The rich stealing from the poor and giving to themselves is "trickle down economics", which is NOT socialist at all, since the poor get nothing out of it.
---s on 7/4/16


England was forcing the colonies to fund them without allowing them any local control of taxes of even their way of buying and selling.

To see the Truth you should actually read the Declaration of Independence.
---Samuelbb7 on 7/3/16


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Cluny: "Are you among their number?"

Decidedly not! I am an American constitutional conservative. I believe that the Federal Government is granted certain enumerated powers, and that beyond these (per the 10th Amendment) they are to leave us alone. They have no right to steal my property and give it to someone else.

I am all for social beneficence, but the proper sphere is in the individual, the Church or the local community - not the Federal Government.



---Jerry6593 on 7/4/16


Jerry, I've noticed in my life that the biggest railers against "imperialism" are left-leaning.

Are you among their number?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/3/16


Cluny: "Socialism is supposedly rule by the people"

Yeh, as in Cuba, Venezuela and N. Korea?


---Jerry6593 on 7/3/16


\\America went from a vassal state of peasants to the greatest nation on earth in 200 years by shedding the yoke of imperial forced socialism\\

When did the British colonial rule of the original colonies force imperial socialism on us?

BTW, many of our railroads were built either by low interest loans from the federal government, or outright grants.

Monk Brendan will know more about this than I, because he has a great interest in railroads and their history.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/2/16


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Jerry said, "...by shedding the yoke of imperial forced socialism to free market capitalism under a Constitution that ensures life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Jerry, doesn't it hurt you to talk out of both sides of your mouth at the same time? Socialism as a political/socioeconomic idea did not come about until the French Revolution, and it didn't work then.

This is after the USA was formed and the Constitution was in force.

BTW, there is no such thing as Imperial Socialism. Socialism is supposedly rule by the people, while Imperial implies the Emperor at the top. Nowhere near the same thing
---Monk_Brendan on 7/2/16


Axe: "These are ALL socialist institutions."

NO, they are not! The railroads of America, for example, were built by profit-motivated industrialists. America went from a vassal state of peasants to the greatest nation on earth in 200 years by shedding the yoke of imperial forced socialism to free market capitalism under a Constitution that ensures life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

By contrast, look at the examples of Communist statism throughout history - one miserable failure after another with "equal misery for all". Just look at that infrastructure in N. Korea and Cuba - impressive, eh? And how about the utopia that is modern Communist Venezuela?


---Jerry6593 on 7/2/16


Jerry6593:

Communal living in families is voluntary for parents, NOT children. The communist societies in the last century were evil examples where violent revolution forced Marxism at the point of a gun, but that is not an essential component of such a society. Native American societies were much more socialist/communist than ours - they found the concept of private property ownership unfathomable.

Americans don't like socialism? Do use public roads, public libraries, electric utilities, internet, police, military, fire departments, social security? I asked this 3 times, but you never answered. These are ALL socialist institutions. Just try creating such infrastructures in a totally capitalist system.
---StrongAxe on 6/30/16


Sam: "Jerry you are letting your politics influence your theology and words."

Truth is truth no matter the sphere. I carry my religion into all walks of life. How about you?



Axey: Christianity is NOT Communism! We've discussed this before. Ananias and Sapphira were not killed for refusal to share, but rather for lying. Similarly, the communion of the early disciples was entirely voluntary - not forced. The modern socialist, communist liberal is not so, but uses FORCE to uphold his misguided dreams of Utopian bliss. The result is the murder of millions of innocents who will not comply. Perhaps as a Canadian you esteem the idea of socialist Utopia above that of Liberty, but we Americans do not!
---Jerry6593 on 6/30/16


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Axey: A capitalist family would teach their kids to be self-sufficient, and to pull their own weight. They would be taught to do their chores, do their schoolwork, keep their room clean, and later to get a job and become productive citizens.

A socialist family would teach their kids to expect someone else to do their chores, pay their way, etc. all while inflating their self-esteem. They would become social leeches, good only as democrat protesters, politicians or college professors.



Brendan: I realize that your life as a monk is a communal one. But the difference between you and a Communist is that you enter it VOLUNTARILY - not with a gun to your head.



---Jerry6593 on 6/30/16


Jerry you are letting your politics influence your theology and words.

One of the reasons the SDA church tries to stay out of political fights.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 6/29/16


Jerry6593:

You just called the early church, who kept all things in common, evil. It was not only socialist, but downright communist (of the good kind). Do you follow St. Ananias and Sapphira?

A typical family is communist (e.g. taking from each according to ability, giving each according to needs) - father works outside, mother keeps house, kids don't work, parents pay kids' bills. It's totalitarian - parents rule kids. Communism like this works well for small groups (in the single digits) but has problems with large groups (as we all know).

A capitalist family would charge kids for food, rent, and health care, and lend them money when they couldn't afford it, and charge them interest. Are you in favor of that?
---StrongAxe on 6/29/16


Jerry said, "... All man-made communism, socialism, liberalism, etc. is evil. Here's why: Such social constructs attempt a Utopian paradise on earth, which paradise ultimately necessitates the forced control of the masses by an elite cadre of leaders..."

In a monastery, all of the members are there voluntarily (i.e. only because of their call from God). There is no STATE! There is no elite cadre of leaders. There is no force.

But a monastery is a pure communist community. By those lights, I am a communist! Economically, I am very conservative. I am somewhat liberal on some social issues. Not all, but some.

Cluny is a good friend, as I have mentioned, and he is a registered Republican, NOT A COMMUNIST!
---Monk_Brendan on 6/29/16


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cluny: "To put it another way, all Marxism is communism, but not all communism is Marxism."

So you are the "good" kind? All man-made communism, socialism, liberalism, etc. is evil. Here's why: Such social constructs attempt a Utopian paradise on earth, which paradise ultimately necessitates the forced control of the masses (a statist term) by an elite cadre of leaders. The use of force is the system of government inspired by Satan and is thus evil. God's system of government is one of love, in which people share because they want to - not because of governmental force.


---Jerry6593 on 6/29/16


Cluny:

You wrote: Not even Ananias and Sapphira?

They were not forced to give. They were even told that, when they had their goods, they were free to do with them as they chose. Their sin was NOT keeping some back for themselves. It was for doing so, but claiming they gave all - and thus lying to the church and to God.


Jerry6593:

You wrote: It figures since you're left-leaning politically.

Cluny is politically quite conservative.

So many people on these blogs obsess over others obeying "Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy", while themselves playing fast and loose with "Thou shalt not bear false witness".
---StrongAxe on 6/28/16


Jerry said, " cluny: Sounds like you're a Communist..."

Monasteries are the purest form of Communism. It has nothing to do with Marx. They follow the forms of Scripture, in Acts 4:32-35

neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
---Monk_Brendan on 6/28/16


\\cluny: Sounds like you're a Communist as you defend them so. It figures since you're left-leaning politically.\\

Jerry, you just said a crockful!

My friends, such as Strongaxe and Monk Brendan will tell you this is NOT true.

\\Do you know who famously wrote the "Communist Manifesto"?

That's right - it was Karl Marx.\\

I already knew that.

Can you tell the difference between different forms of communism and Marxism?

The two words are NOT synonyms.

To put it another way, all Marxism is communism, but not all communism is Marxism.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/28/16


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cluny: Sounds like you're a Communist as you defend them so. It figures since you're left-leaning politically.

Do you know who famously wrote the "Communist Manifesto"?

That's right - it was Karl Marx.



---Jerry6593 on 6/28/16


\\Jerry, not all communism is Marxism.--Cluny on 6/27/16

Please name one that isn't Marxism?

All communism countries I know about follow Marx's teaching.
\\

Monastic poverty, with all things held in common by the community, is communism but NOT Marxism.

The Mayflower Compact was another form of non-Marxist communism.

Nicole, did you know that while Red China remains a communist country, it REPUDIATED Marxism in 1984. That's over 30 years ago.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/27/16


Marx was not an anarchist.
There is an anarchist communism that is not Marxist.
---micha9344 on 6/27/16


Jerry, not all communism is Marxism.--Cluny on 6/27/16

Please name one that isn't Marxism?

All communism countries I know about follow Marx's teaching.
---Nicole_Lacey on 6/27/16


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Jerry, not all communism is Marxism.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/27/16


NEITHER!

The person is a Good Faithful Christian!

A person is radical and an extremist at the same time when they FORCE others to believe what they DON'T believe.

Our Christian written Word doesn't tell us to KILL others if we can't convince them to convert to our way of thinking peacefully.

There are RADICAL EXTREMIST Secularist you know.

They are the ones who won't let me practice my Christianity in Peace.

Weather underground were radical extremist MEAN people.

You don't have to believe in a higher Being to be radical and an extremist.

In fact the Secularist have killed more people in the 20th century than all people do died in God's name in all the centuries combined.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/27/15


cluny: A & S were not killed for failing to give, but for their greedy deception.


---jerry6593 on 12/27/15


/Not even Ananias and Sapphira?\-Cluny on 12/18/15
-Not even.
Act 5:4 Didnt it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasnt the money at your disposal?... NIV
-A & S wanted credit for giving all, but kept some back.
They could have easily said that they would give a portion.
v8 shows her to lie about the selling price.
---micha9344 on 12/18/15


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\\There was no Communism practiced in Acts. No one was forced to give.
\\

Not even Ananias and Sapphira?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/18/15


cluny: "Does this include the communism practiced in Acts that I referred to?"

There was no Communism practiced in Acts. No one was forced to give.


---jerry6593 on 12/18/15


If you are a bible believing Christian, born of the SPIRIY AND LIVING A CHRISTian life, you are not a radical.. You are a Christian. I don't care who calls me names. I'm gonna keep on serving God.
---Shira6773 on 12/17/15


\\ALL Communism is evil,\\

Does this include the communism practiced in Acts that I referred to?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/17/15


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Nicole Hear - Not read ? - John 8:47 John 12:47 hears my words ? I think your right 5O percent even today have never heard the Bible! If God is in total control Then there has to be a selective Group ? Romans 1O:17
---RichardC on 12/17/15


cluny: "Not all communism is Marxism."

Who do you think wrote the Communist Manifesto?

ALL Communism is evil, and is at odds with "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". We've had another Carter - we need another Reagan to clean up the mess.



---jerry6593 on 12/17/15


Acts does not show socialism.
In Acts, people owned property, and could sell it to give to the needs.
Socialism: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property--Merriam-Webster
BTW not all believers sold their property, nor was it required to do so.
"All things in common" is often misused. It simply means they shared what they had. It doesn't mean they gave up what they owned.
---micha9344 on 12/16/15


\\Yes, but it was a voluntary system - not the confiscatory, dictatorial system of Communism. \\

Not all communism is Marxism.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/16/15


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I would consider someone like that just a good old down home rock solid child of God. Loved by the Father,saved by the Son,empowered by the Holy Ghost and sold out to serve God. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 12/16/15


cluny: "It's in Acts, you know."

Yes, but it was a voluntary system - not the confiscatory, dictatorial system of Communism. All of this Marxist class warfare is in direct violation of two of God's Commandments - stealing and covetousness.

Jesus, on the other hand, taught that voluntary giving was a blessing to the giver as well as the receiver. There is no blessing to the giver in excessive taxation and redistribution of wealth.



---jerry6593 on 12/16/15


BTW, jerry, Marxist ideology is based on dialectical materialism.

So I was taught in civics.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/16/15


\\People who espouse collectivist doctrine such as redistribution of wealth (like B.O. and the pope) are speaking Marxist ideology.\\

Like the First Church of Jerusalem where the followers of Jesus held all goods in common, and distribution was made to the members according to their needs?

It's in Acts, you know.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/15/15


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Ones might call me a fundamentalist. But Christians who claim Jesus and His word without naming any leader or group can simply be called "born-again Christians" or "believers" or "evangelicals" or "nondenominational".

But if someone asks me what I am, I might say I am a child of God, since 1 John 3:1 says we are called "children of God". And Paul calls Christ's people "saints" . . . in Ephesians 1:1. So, I might say I am a saint, but not how certain religious people mean this, but what the Bible means.

And, yes . . . mainly be about the love meaning of God's word.
---Bill on 12/15/15


cluny: "Jerry, a person can't be a mahometan and a communist at the same time."

Sure they can. B.O., like his Kenyan father is one. It is rampant in Africa as well as in other 3rd world areas. Atheism is only a small part of communism. People who espouse collectivist doctrine such as redistribution of wealth (like B.O. and the pope) are speaking Marxist ideology.



---jerry6593 on 12/15/15


Michael: Well put! The New Testament records that it was "noble" to test even the words of Paul by the Old Testament Scriptures.

Act 17:11 These [Bereans] were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

There are thousands of flavors of error, but only one truth, and it is found in the Bible.


---jerry6593 on 12/15/15


It seems today if you put your trust and faith in Gods Word you are radical.
While studying your Bible you find things that are hard for some to believe. Some even doubt the accuracy of parts of the Bible.
When you make up your mind to trust Gods word as your final authority. There will be doctrines in the Bible that will force you to choose whether the Bible is true or whether authorities, history, and tradition are true.

---michael_e on 12/14/15


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jerry, a person can't be a mahometan and a communist at the same time. Communism is doctrinaire atheism, mahometanism requires believe in one deity.

While the second amendment says what it says, I'm pro-choice about firearms. I choose not to have any.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/14/15


Yes, we Christians in America are condemned for "clinging to our Bibles and our guns" by our Muslim Communist dictator, little B.O.


---jerry6593 on 12/12/15


Rob, I would say "Yes" by those of the world.
I would also add that we are to be zealous of good works.
I would also add that we are to:
2Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge,
2Peter 1:6 And to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness,
2Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity.

Note the word: Temperance.
---trey on 12/11/15


Christ left the Church not a Bible before returning to His Father.

Christ also said anyone who HEARS (not reads) you HEARS (not reads about me) Me.

Christ said "Anyone who Listens to you (Not listens to what is written about me) Listens to Me.

This Bible only is made up.

Jesus allows 3 Centuries to go by BEFORE giving the Bible to His People?

BTW, how did people manage to stay together for over 300 years to receive this Beautiful Bible?

The Church.

And for most of the world population who CAN NOT read which was 99% before the 20 Century and now still 90% who still CAN'T read today, how do they hear the Bible?

The RCC. It's read out loud chapter by chapter.
OT, NT and Gospels.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/11/15


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Believing the bible and living a Christian life is certainly not radical. Now if you torture people into believing your way that is radical.
---shira6773 on 12/9/15


It seems that you are making a distinction between "radical" and "extremist".

An extremist would be taking the point of their particular belief TO THE EXTREME and ridiculous.

A radical would be intent on healthy/beneficial reform.

Godliness faith does need reform today, but few are actually and truly dedicated to that.


Rev 19:13 He is clad in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.
The REAL "word of God" is JESUS HIMSELF (scripture is NOT the word of God.....

The REAL truth is not received kindly in this world.

Few people will challenge the status quo.
---faithforfaith on 12/9/15


Full and complete trust is probably a better way to express peaceful and whole faith. Radical suggests truth being pushed beyond complete.
---Geraldine on 12/8/15


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