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    A military, is a force authorized to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state and some or all of its citizens. It typically consists of an Army, Navy, Air Force, and in certain countries the Marines and Coast Guard. The task of the military is usually defined as defense of the state, and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against another state.

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    A Christian forum to join in general communication with people from around the world.

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    Enhance and deepen your study of God's Word by asking Bible questions and sharing your answers.

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    Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The word "apologetics" derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used as a speech of defense.

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    Dos and Don'ts, all we need to know is the Bible; however, not all is covered explicitly. Discuss how Christians should act or what they should do when facing divorce, smoking, and other issues.

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    There is something healthy about returning to one’s roots. When it comes to evangelical Christianity, its roots are found in the soil of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation.

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    Arianism is the nontrinitarian, heterodoxical teaching, first attributed to Arius (c. AD 250–336), a Christian presbyter in Alexandria, Egypt.

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    Pelagianism is the belief that original sin did not taint human nature and that mortal will is still capable of choosing good or evil without special Divine aid.

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    Arminianism is a system of belief that attempts to explain the relationship between God's sovereignty and mankind's free will, especially in relation to salvation. Arminianism is named after Jacob Arminius (1560—1609), a Dutch theologian.

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    Christian Universalism is a school of Christian theology which includes the belief in the doctrine of universal reconciliation, the view that all human beings and fallen angels will ultimately be restored to right relationship with God in Heaven.

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    Perfectionism is a doctrine holding that religious, moral, social, or political perfection is attainable, especially the theory that human moral or spiritual perfection should be or has been attained.

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    The Protestant theological system of John Calvin and his successors, which develops Luther's doctrine of justification by faith alone and emphasizes the grace of God and the doctrine of predestination.

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    The Christian life is a personal intimate relationship between you and Christ. This life begins in faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) and can only be lived by faith.

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    Spiritual warfare is the Christian concept that the Devil and demons attempt to thwart Good and the will of God.

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    A forum to discuss the world of missions and evangelism. We believe that every individual and every church should be deeply committed both to local evangelism and to global missions.

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    A Christian disciple is a person who accepts and assists in the spreading of the good news of Jesus Christ.

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    What are we doing when we gather corporately and sing our praise to God? What is our intent? What is it that we believe we are achieving?

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    The most famous poets and all others who share the poet's faith and vision.

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    Evolution

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    The process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth

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    The branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole

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    The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts

    Abortion

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    The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy

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    • awesome - watching it now - and will reply   to clarify the issues you have are that:   1. he starts with a few verses then pressed them into his doctrine? - what do you feel he should have done instead? - the rest i will watch for and reply   2. he starts with Matthew 8:1-8 then just from that he teaches that the centurian had his miracle becaue he followed orders   3. then he basically rambles on and tells his own story about praying in tounges for a guy in a car accident, but it didn't work because he was "following orders"   4. this is common in his sermons, where he applies the same principle to health and wealth, if you're not rich than your faith is weak   5. this puts a heavy yoke on the backs of his congregaion, a yoke he doesn't left himself because his money comes from them.    6. he scoffs at the centurian saying that he is unworthy. Of course the centurian was unworthy, as all of us are. Luke 17:7-10.     he mocks the centurian for being unworthy or thinking he is unworthy?   2.  and he applies the same principles of faith to health and prosperity?    
    • I believe just because China is part of a group that is communist does not mean China is fully or completely communist.  How does one compete globally and economically when one does not have a hint of capitalism.  This link fully agrees:   https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/viral-news/2017/10/19/is-china-actually-a-communist-country/ And lastly your commentary is way off base signifying truth about Christ being poor when the context of the passage is obviously others who are poor.
    • why such an extreme criteria for only me?   seems quite unfair to not apply it across the board to every christian
    • God punishes all sin, not all are condemned, but all sin is punished. The reason Christ died on the cross is because he took our punishment for sin upon himself, God is justice and absolutely punishes sin.   The character reresnting God joking about the trots, that's diarrhea. Does that portray God as Holy, of the utmost respect?   But the book does say that God needs us to allow him to redeem others.   At least your not promoing the book, but it needs to be exposed for the false teachings within it in. It should be shown for the toilet paper that it is so people aren't being exposed to it's false teachings.   That is what the Bible teaches, that we are all condemned sinners, saved by God's grace, only because of God mercy are we saved, because we are in fact worthless. Romans 3:9-18.    
    • You should not question this.  God is sovereign.      The incumbent president is Xi Jinping, who is also the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, making him China's paramount leader.     ..... source is Wikipedia   As RB pointed out, your Matt 26:11 is out of context so your entire thesis is nullified.  ANother commenter (Tom Constable) puts it this way: " “The disciples’ concern for the poor is by no means incorrect. In this one instance, however, the timing was wrong.” “Implicitly, the distinction Jesus makes is a high christological claim, for it not only shows that he foresees his impending departure but also that he himself, who is truly ‘gentle and humble in heart’ (11:29), deserves this lavish outpouring of love and expense. “Jesus is the poor, righteous Sufferer par excellence; and the opportunity to help him in any way will soon be gone forever"   Again I state, that to DIRECTLY correlate "the poor will always be with you"  to a form of government is a gross simplification.  It does not account for God's sovereignty, natural resources, war, pestilence, man's evil nature and on and on.  
    • On the subject of communism, and the assertion that the Bible says it will ultimately fail, I must agree, but not for the reason given in the OP, but rather because of these verses:   1Corinthians 15:22-26
      (22)  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
      (23)  But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
      (24)  Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
      (25)  For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.
      (26)  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
        As the prince of the power of the air, and the god of this world, Satan corrupts, deceives, and exploits mankind through ideologies like communism, and every other which way he can, but if we do some intelligence gathering we will not be ignorant of his devices (2 Co 2:11)
        To add to the discussion I quote from this site: https://rbraddam.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/progressivism-and-communism/  “Progressive Values” are listed near the bottom of the Communist Manifesto as goals Communism must achieve in order to take over a society. The only difference between Marxism and Progressivism is the strategy and tactics they advocate. Marxist tactics are to instigate armed revolution for violent overthrow of a government while Progressivist tactics are to infiltrate and subvert an existing government system. See the quote from the Communist Manifesto at the bottom of this and you’ll see that the objectives are the same in both cases. You might be surprised at how much progress they have made in the last 100 years.
    • We can dismiss that video, it's not really fair. But like I said I've watched his sermons in full, like the one here where he starts with a few verses then pressed them into his doctrine. He starts with Matthew 8:1-8 then just from that he teaches that the centurian had his miracle becaue he followed orders, then he basically rambles on and tells his own story about praying in tounges for a guy in a car accident, but it didn't work because he was "following orders" This is common in his sermons, where he applies the same principle to health and wealth, if you're not rich than your faith is weak. This puts a heavy yoke on the backs of his congregaion, a yoke he doesn't left himself because his money comes from them.    Notice one of the first things he does, he scoffs at the centurian saying that he is unworthy. Of course the centurian was unworthy, as all of us are. Luke 17:7-10.    
    • I do not have a clue. Willian is away at this time, he may have an answer when he returns.
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