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Discussion in 'New Members Welcome' started by DM5734, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Hey,
    I've spent years on various political forums under a different screen name, and have managed to burn out on them.
    I have a great aversion to any organized religion, aside from what I perceive to be a cult like atmosphere, they also seem to be a gathering place for collectivists of all stripes. To date, I still have not found the New Testament verse in which Jesus instructs us to follow anything other than Him and His Teachings.
    Perhaps it is the advanced sense of justice in me, that caused the years long fanatic devotion to effecting a paradigm shift in society through the understanding of deceptions perpetrated on humans by both preachers and politicians.
    While I understand our oppressive and tyrannical government is aggressively holding an organizations status hostage, I am equally repulsed by church "leaders" willingness to avoid any controversy, and instead cultivate weekly messages designed to generate maximum profit through guilt and Word perversion.
    I feel that unless the core issue of the founding principals are truthfully addressed, we are destined for self-destruction as a nation.
    I did not come here intent on discussing politics, but it is politics that have destroyed Americas Christian ethic under the guise of "correctness".
    Yes, I am passionate about that, but I have also realized the steady diet of focused discussions has cost me dearly.
    I do not yearn for what may be the coming contention among Americans, praying instead for enlightenment and collusion.
    I had hoped to end the centuries long hypocrisy, and instead battered my spirit.
    Perhaps I have said too much, I feel I have said too little.
    I am seeking shelter from the storm.
  2. Come on in. You have shelter in Christ, be assured of that.
  3. Hello 5734. I am glad you want to be a part of a forum site where you can find others who have solid doctrine, which I think you can find with many of the members of this site. However, we are to live by faith only, not fear. I don't look at politics, but rather look to God by faith. I am not trying to save America, but I do want those in America saved. Remember Romans 14:23: "whatever is not from faith is sin."

    Romans 11:1-13 says,

    Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.

    3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

    4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.

    5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

    7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.

    8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.

    13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

    Be in faith and be blessed.
  4. Hello and welcome to the forum.

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