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Waiving Freedom

rebmort Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 8:58 AM
Oh Lord, in your judgment, remember mercy.
Chries Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:05 AM
God's mercy is usually reserved for His people. Pray for America.
SanguineSoothsayer Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:13 AM
Chist died for ALL. THAT is God's Mercy. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son."
Joycey Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:14 AM
I pray that God will not hold us all accountable for the actions of those that know not what they are doing.
SanguineSoothsayer Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:25 AM
The effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous avails much.
The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:25 AM
Don't forget the rest Soothsayer. You erroneously put a period like that was all it said. Here is the actual verse: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that who so ever believeth in him shall not parish but have everlasting life." Looks to me that there is a caveat to getting God's blessings, therefore we should pray not only for America but for the world as well.
SanguineSoothsayer Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:34 AM
You are correct that it is up to the individual to accept the gift of redemption provided by God. But, the point is: God's Mercy is available for the entire World. The point is LOVE. God loved us while we were dead in sin. That means He loves all of us. That doesn't mean all are "saved", just all are loved. And by the way, punctuation was never in the original God-breathed manuscripts: it was added by man. That means punctuation has no spiritual authority. The period that I used was to end my sentence, not God's.
The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:46 AM
You are right Soothsayer about God's love for the world and us sinners but there are also going to be consequences for the world as well. And as you said punctuation varies by language and time. The original languages were Greek and Hebrew and then translated into Latin and then to other languages, each with their own peculiar sentence structures.
SanguineSoothsayer Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:48 AM
gwharpo Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 10:17 AM
We are all accountable. Some for our actions, others for allowing them.
Among the objections to ObamaCare, one that has not gotten as much attention as it should is the president's power to waive the law for any company, union or other enterprise he chooses.

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides for "equal protection of the laws" for all Americans. To have a law that can cost an organization millions of dollars a year either apply or not apply, depending on the whim or political interest of the President of the United States, is to make a mockery of the rule of law.

How secure is any freedom when there is this kind of...