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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Michigan recount in doubt
« Last post by Texas Conservative on Today at 09:07:46 AM »
Waste of time anyway. We're stuck with Trump.

In fact, that should be someone's campaign slogan-

Stuck with Trump- Think 2020.

Kasich?  Scott Walker?

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The San Diego Union Tribune
Rashaan Salaam, Heisman winner from S.D., dead at 42
December 6

"....On Monday night at a neighborhood park in Boulder, Colo., where Salaam played college football for the University of Colorado, the 42-year-old was found dead. In an interview with USA Today, Salaam’s mother, Khalada, said Boulder police told her they suspected suicide and found a note."

 God rest the soul and have mercy on him.
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Christian Women Forum / Re: Abortion and school choice
« Last post by Shekinah Glory on Today at 08:57:59 AM »
I don't think he's equipped to be the President. He can barely stay off Twitter long enough to get a handle on what needs to be done in this country. I mean, day-long rants over some offhand comment from an actor in a play? NOPE. Pouting because SNL made fun of him? Are you kidding me? They've made fun of everyone ever in the history of media since they first became an on-air thing.  He throws tantrums like a five year old. Do you really want this man trying to lead the country? He's too thin-skinned by far to do well. The media criticizes every. single. President. quite harshly. Also, this is the idiot who didn't realize that Hawaii became a state two years before Obama was born there.

I have a feeling he'll insult a foreign dignitary -- oops, he already did that with China vs. Taiwan.

In short, no. He's not worth the title. And it's likely his own bad behavior (hello, failed college that didn't actually teach its students anything except how to get bilked) will get him impeached in very short order.

We have better people to run the country. People who actually were trained in statecraft. This dude thinks he's on another reality tv show.


He was elected to the post. Get over it.

And Taiwan's president telephoned president elect Donald J. Trump. Had he kept with nation protocol and refused her call, the leftist media flunkies would have jumped all over that . Reverting back to the smears as to his hatred for women, etc... They'd have spun some story to claim Trump refused the call because he didn't respect a woman in power.

China's ticked off. They need to grow up. When they stop enslaving their people into slave labor camp so as to manufacture that cheap, often toxic as has been reported , crap that they export to the U.S. , they have no standing to be butt hurt because our president elect took a call from the first female president of Taiwan.

Especially when China's elections are in name only. In China, it's an election in name only
Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY 11:06 p.m. EDT March 14, 2013

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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Carrier, jobs, and reality
« Last post by 4WD on Today at 08:56:09 AM »
Even today if you come out of a university of college with a degree in the hard sciences, you will have little trouble finding a job that will pay quite well.  It is more than a little ironic that the Left who continually accuses those on the right of being anti-science are the very ones promoting anti-science and non-science emphasis in our universities.  And yes those assembly line jobs that raised so many out of poverty will not be as plentiful as they were in the past.  However, we know that most in those assembly line jobs didn't lack for intellectual capacity or ability, they lacked the education and training.  It is a solvable problem - perhaps not in the short term, but certainly in the long term under the right leadership; a leadership at the other end of the spectrum from the centrist concepts of Progressivism, Socialism, Communism, Fascism;  i.e., Statism which is where we are today, generally.
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Theology Forum / Re: How do you know God is morally perfect and righteous?
« Last post by RB on Today at 08:51:39 AM »
He wants fellowship and relationship with you, because He loves you!
You are saying that base on your thoughts of your heart that you would do IF you were God~That's not the God of the holy scriptures. Do you think Noah hung a sign on the side of the ark saying those words as the rain begin to fall? Maybe it said: "Smile, God love you"! God is indeed LOVE, yet he did not will to love all. Why did he Loved Israel and NOT Egypt? Those whom he chose not to love, act as Pharoah of old acted, (remember he said...WHO IS THE LORD that "I" should obey him?...famous last words....he soon found out! ) and just as many do today.
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Romans 9:10-23~"And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,"
Did God work inwardly and harden Pharaoh's heart? No, he did not, he just LEFT HIM to his own depraved heart without enabling him to humble himself under his mighty hand. Just AS IT SEEMS with the man in the OP. I would NEVER tell a person who proudly speaks against the God who created all things that God's loves him and desires to have fellowship with him as he lifts up his proud heart against God, NEVER. I only give this blessing and hope to those who shows a humble spirit, even though they may very well be ignorant about many truths concerning God.
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HUD.Gov
Powers of the Secretary

Being the Secretary of HUD is a major responsibility. Unlike the heads of private organizations, many of the duties and requirements that the Secretary must fulfill are dictated by laws. With the few exceptions noted, all powers and functions of the Department of Housing and Urban Development are vested in the Secretary.

Power with Respect to the Organization


The Secretary has power over the organization of the Department subject to certain legislative restrictions. The following positions are established by statute, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (the HUD Act), 42 U.S.C. 3533: [continues]
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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Michigan recount in doubt
« Last post by crowcamp on Today at 08:38:59 AM »
Waste of time anyway. We're stuck with Trump.

In fact, that should be someone's campaign slogan-

Stuck with Trump- Think 2020.
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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Carrier, jobs, and reality
« Last post by crowcamp on Today at 08:33:57 AM »
I agree that debt is a real problem and is one that may well supersede all others.  And I agree that debt, or rather the servicing of debt, is a killer for jobs and more.  Specific aspects of some manufacturing jobs are indeed going away. But it is not true that all manufacturing jobs are going away.  They are different today from those of times past.  They will be different in the future from those of today.  But such jobs will always be here.  A part of the problem here is the lack of training in preparation for the jobs that exist.  Spending vast sums of money to give degrees in subjects such as "women's studies" or "black history" or so many of what passes for studies in the arts and sciences departments of today's colleges and universities doesn't prepare anyone for being able to care for themselves.

Emphatic yes. IMO, two things are harming America; lack of proper education and debt. We have maintained an illusion of prosperity through the accumulation of debt while promoting the lie that any college education (often purchased with great debt) assures success. It's all a scam that's made a few wealthy without regard for who's paying (or going to pay) for it. "different today from those of times past" speaks to more than just jobs. The world is changing at an ever increasing speed. Looking to the past for answers is a folly. We have lagged not only in education, but in an overall vision. Lost to the needs of the future now has us lost to the needs of the present.

And you are correct in saying that not all manufacturing jobs will go away. Problem is, those types of jobs that created and maintained a thriving middle class are going away. Instead of a thousand people working an assembly line, the need will be for a hundred overseeing the automated assembly line. Those hundred will do quite well, but the other nine hundred............................. well, no one yet has an answer for them except perhaps more government handouts creating even more debt. There has to be the proper vision, and "great again" that looks backwards for solutions will not work. This has to be "greater than ever". And the vision, the willingness to face the cold reality, the plan on how to achieve greater than ever, is not there.
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Theology Forum / Re: How do you know God is morally perfect and righteous?
« Last post by RB on Today at 08:29:00 AM »
No he is not kidding.  The Left, the Progressives, the Socialists, the Communists, etc., that have had so much influence upon modern society in this age and in this country do hold pretty much to the view presented in the OP.  And, like you, I am truly sorry, for such views are and will continue to be the source of the downfall of the country.  The view presented there is one reason that the mores of the country have fallen to such a pathetic state.  It is the basis of such things as laws forcing acceptance of same-sex marriage, gender-shared bathrooms, etc. It is the reason they feel they can ignore various laws, like immigration, that they simply don't like.  It is why they think they have the right to control every aspect of our lives, from the size of the soda we can buy to how we belt ourselves into the seat of our car to what we leave for our children when we die.  Once you have decided that God does not exist, then morality of any sort is simply what you want it to be at the time you want it to be.  It is all very convenient for them.
Our brother has wisely spoken, hear ye him!
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What are those things I must adhere to in order to get into heaven besides accepting Jesus and being kind and not harming/torturing innocent people?

Are you truly asking because you want to know, or are you just trying to purchase what we called in my day, "fire insurance"?

https://www.teenmissions.org/resources/roman-road-to-salvation/

"You must begin by spending time daily in prayer and in God’s Word, the Bible. You must also find fellowship with other believers in a Church that teaches and preaches the Bible. You should also now confess Jesus, your savior before men. Share about your new faith in Christ with your family, coworkers and others whom God has placed on your daily path. "

The MUST is for your good, your growth, but not for your salvation.  As you can see, Christ paved that way.  He IS the only way, as has been said to you over and over again.
The should, is just something that happens naturally.  Someone is hurting, you offer prayer. Someone is lonely, you befriend them and invite them to church, etc. Its not a DO THIS OR BURN issue.  God is gentle and God is patient and God is love.  As Chosen said earlier to you, and I think I did as well, He wants fellowship and relationship with you, because He loves you!

There is a young poster here, who has recently turned his life over to Christ.  He has asked for prayer regarding a sin issue in his life.  He is struggling against it, though it has been a coping mechanism for him, and comforts him. The Holy Spirit in Him convicts him that it is sin, so he asks for prayer to help him over-come it.  THAT is the good work of God in Him, and God will be faithful to complete that work of sanctification.

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