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Worship-to think highly of or adore.

If you would die for that flag and the goverment it represents then,it self explanatory that you think very highly of it or adore it.
I bet it bothers you to see that flag on the ground.
Well, I can probably speak for both of it when I say it does. But we still don't worship.As much as I love my country it wasn't tied to a cross, it's not my ticket to Heaven and eternal salvation, Jesus is and I praise His holy name for it, not America's.
 

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http://biblehub.com/daniel/3-15.htm

Worshiping (to think highly of or to love)an object made by man.
All stand and worship when you hear the music.
I was taught as a child to worship the US flag.It started in kindergarten.After i was saved i understood how people are raised to worship idols.
i don't think saying the pledge of allegiance is anything other than pledging allegiance - worship is an exaggeration imo
 

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Worship-to think highly of or adore.

If you would die for that flag and the goverment it represents then,it self explanatory that you think very highly of it or adore it.
I bet it bothers you to see that flag on the ground.
thank God there are people who would die for the country and to protect the citizens who want to live in peace and safety but don't want to sacrifice anything for anyone else
 
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What did unborn babies in the womb of Egyptian mothers do to warrant death?
Does man have morally sufficient reasons to kill Children? For example, shooting down a plane hijackers will use to run through a building. Can man have morally sufficient reason to kill children, but God cannot?

If man can have such morally sufficient reasons to kill children and adults for the end result of saving bodies, then cannot God have morally sufficient reasons to kill children and adults to save both bodies and spirits? When the judgment of God falls on society, the young unfortunately also often perish. God needs no one's permission to take the lives he both owns and has created. If God doing so will prevent a greater evil, is that sufficient for you?

So instead of your starting point for Judging God's motivations and intentions being the work of the Cross, your starting point is the death of children occurring as a consequence of God's judgment? That is not a good starting point.

Although you may never understand all or any of God's reasons for killing, you should receive the truth that God dying for you on that old wooden Cross supersedes all actions that are revelatory concerning the nature, character, and motivations of your Maker.
 
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I am just asking for that verse that tells Christians to decide when a government isn't kind or beneficial enough and to take up arms and overthrow that government.
Jesus said to take up a sword - and the only reason for doing that would be to protect something - so if the conditions arise for a need to protect or self defense then the sword was already commissioned by Jesus - Luke 22:36
 
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Worship-to think highly of or adore.

If you would die for that flag and the goverment it represents then,it self explanatory that you think very highly of it or adore it.
I bet it bothers you to see that flag on the ground.
Just as the popular Texas saying, "It is raining cats and dogs out there," does not mean there are dead Puppies and Kittens in the yard and neighborhood! Yes I, said it but did I mean it or did I mean it was raining like a Monsoon Rain?

By inference the dogs and cats become the water falling from the clouds. Without context a word can mean any number of things but but the context locks it down and restricts it and will mean one thing. I said and I do mean I RESPECT Old Glory and yes it saddens me to see the generations my Generation produced becoming Gross Barbaric Morons. But I feel the same about a drunk than runs over a small, very young, child.
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So let me see if I got this straight, God never actually condemned slavery, He just simply allowed it because He knew that it was going to happen anyway.
God gave rules about how to treat slaves - which were far kinder than how the african slaves were treated

basically God commanded slaves to be treated like valuable human beings -given care and kindness like a free man would have - which basically elevated them to the position similar to an employee - which is not how the world usually treats slaves

that is not at all close to condoning slavery - and once people start thinking of slaves as humans equally valuable to themselves the next point of illumination should be to free them - just as you yourself would want to be free
 
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thank God there are people who would die for the country and to protect the citizens who want to live in peace and safety but don't want to sacrifice anything for anyone else
Thank you for every Crew Chief, Gunner, Pilot and Copilot who's DNA s still part of Vietnam. The job we did gace us an average of less than three and a half minutes to live when engaged with the Hostiles. And there were a lot of bright young men, kids really, that did not come home and I do thank you for their sake.
 

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God gave rules about how to treat slaves - which were far kinder than how the african slaves were treated

basically God commanded slaves to be treated like valuable human beings -given care and kindness like a free man would have - which basically elevated them to the position similar to an employee - which is not how the world usually treats slaves

Oh alright, thanks for clearing that up for me. :)
 

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It is bogus because it isn't effective in making any changes to what is claimed to be injustice against blacks by law enforcement.
The victim mentality in our community is huge. Unfortunately the blind eye to the violence in our community, black on black, is huge too.
Some idiot making millions to throw or catch a football isn't doing anything to actively help their community , if they're black, by taking a knee during the anthem that plays to celebrate the only country on earth where that athlete would be paid millions for playing football.

It just shows they're followers of a guy who wasn't signed up again by his own team because he lacked the skill to warrant more money for a longer contract.
If black football players wanted to make a difference in their community they'd take their millions and contribute to that lesser income community.
They may have come from the bad neighborhood in America but they sure don't live there once they sign with a team. Taking a knee doesn't change what's going on back in that home neighborhood. It just shows that the player is lazy when it comes to putting action where their knee is. And they're greedy because they could use their monies to foster active political outreach to change things in the neighborhood. But they don't. Or if they do they're not big on publicity.

Black Lives Matter is a hate group. They're not activists for the black neighborhood or the plight of the poor in the neighborhood. If they actually believed black lives matter they wouldn't incite young angry black people to get violent against armed police and risk being tasered or shot.
And they sure as all heck wouldn't riot and destroy their own community where black lives are lived struggling to make a living and own a few things that end up getting destroyed by raging punks that like to destroy stuff to show they're angry.

During the riots after the Rodney King verdict idiots were running all over the neighborhoods burning down businesses that served our community. These people didn't even know King and there they are making news they're angry that a bunch of thug cops worthy of prison got a pass from a jury that obviously decided if they wanted to survive in future, or have their 911 call answered in future by cops, they better not send a bunch of cops into the population they helped lock up for their crimes.
And for certain the black victim mentality that is and remains an issue in the black community doesn't help itself by demonstrating in its spokespeople racism. Too long we've blamed everyone else for why we are where we are.
The white man keeps us down. No, that's not true. We can rise up and make a living, and make something of ourselves if we first believe we're worth the effort because we're good people. Not that we need a handout because we're black.
A hand out can help. If we're down and out with no prospects sure, food and housing and an education on the government check helps. But that's all it should be. Help! Not a career!

There are women in my old neighborhood who's career is making kids. Five babies, five baby daddy, and five reasons to get public assistance. Meanwhile, the kids being a means to an end, those children are no better off in one parent house. No discipline, no role model. Because the system that pays such women rewards single motherhood. And penalizes a solid secure stable marriage of two parents raising a family together.
And that isn't a "black thang" . That's the welfare system itself that openly distorts family values and integrity across all races. It's just the black community that seems to take advantage . And because I've asked I found out that in those cases where I did ask, the women getting those checks for countless births and countless different daddies per birth, figure it is owed them due to our being slaves once upon a time in America. Reparations, as it were.
That's nonsense. But don't let real history cloud distorted values. Free blacks owned black slaves in the north. Slaves became enslaved in countries around the world because they were sold by other blacks in their homeland and to traders that exploited all resources on those continents. People just happened to be one more resource.
And every race on the planet has been enslaved. But don't tell that to the perpetual victim class in black neighborhoods. They'll call you a race traitor. Ask me how I know.


I like this quote by Charles Barkley. And it is a big mistake to think an athlete can wax philosophical and be worthy of belief or a following just because they can ball. But in this case,Barkley was right.


You'd think black football players would be opposed to being on their knee's so as to appear as if they're begging what they think is racist white America to change.
See? It's all about contextual perception.
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Jesus said to take up a sword - and the only reason for doing that would be to protect something - so if the conditions arise for a need to protect or self defense then the sword was already commissioned by Jesus - Luke 22:36
You're absolutely WRONG. He said that to fulfill prophesy. Isaiah 53:12

God says that Love does no harm
Romans 13:10
 
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nothing to do with that - did you quote the wrong scripture perhaps - if not this is not about Isaiah 53:12
That is the correct scripture. Remember Peter did have a "sword" and cut off the ear of the high priest's servant. Jesus definitely rebuked him.............but it also fulfilled "He was numbered with the transgressors".
 
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amen - disrespecting the flag is disrespecting the country

the gov and the military subsidize football to the tune of millions of dollars

the support should be cancelled so that football owners can pay their own way like the rest of us

if they disrespect our country they sure don't need tax dollars and military dollars - those dollars could be best used elsewhere
And on top of that every time the Flag is disrespected in any fashion it is disrespecting every man that is buried in every Veterans Cemetery from the Revolution through the men that will be buried today because of the World's disobedience to God. But I believe I have our idiot pegged, he is going to be a dope smoking (or worse) Computer Warrior, he is confident nobody will hold his feet to the fire. Except he fall on his face and seek mercy before he passes over he will not be pleased with his destination.
 
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Matthew 20:27-28 "and whoever wants to be first must be your slave - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom of many."
That is a very misleading translation of δουλος in Matthew 20:27. I believe it is grotesque for so many of these new versions to use the word "slave" to translate δουλος in such a context as in vs. 27. The concept of slavery carries an entirely negative connotation in our times. However, it did not in the OT and apostolic times. That negativity is carried over into these new versions. I believe such can can seriously mislead.

The use of δουλος to describe our relation to Christ and other believers is not intended by the Holy Spirit to carry any negative connotation.

The KJV has it right yet again.
 
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amen - disrespecting the flag is disrespecting the country

the gov and the military subsidize football to the tune of millions of dollars

the support should be cancelled so that football owners can pay their own way like the rest of us

if they disrespect our country they sure don't need tax dollars and military dollars - those dollars could be best used elsewhere
At one time the NFL was tax exempt.
Hit these teams, players, owners, where it hurts now and see if they are on their knee next season. Of course all these facts make their anti-American unpatriotic displays look even more offensive and of course idiotic. They're taking a knee to protest the anthem..... Right.


Factbox: Can Trump kill NFL stadium tax breaks? Five facts to consider

(Sic) The administration could push for changes to the laws that allow professional sports teams to enjoy tax breaks normally aimed at city governments.
Below are five facts about the financing of sports stadiums.

1) Laws allowing teams to fund stadiums with tax-exempt bonds have cost the United States $3.7 billion in lost tax revenue from 2000 through 2014, according to a Brookings Institution paper released last year, a figure that reflects the lower interest rates paid on municipal debt and the tax exemption for bondholders.

2) Of the 16 NFL stadiums built or renovated from 2000 through 2014, 13 were financed in part by tax-exempt bonds with an average financing worth $360.2 million, according to Brookings, a Washington-based policy think tank.

3) Trump could propose tax reform legislation to remove the federal tax exemptions on debt financing for stadiums. However federal changes would not necessarily hinder any potential incentives offered by state and local authorities. The latest and largest subsidy offered to an NFL franchise is the $750 million Las Vegas is using to lure the Oakland Raiders to a $1.9 billion stadium. The money will come from public funds raised via a visitors’ tax on Las Vegas strip hotel rooms.


4) There are two bipartisan bills, one in the Senate and one in the House, before the U.S. Congress that seek to remove federal tax exempt status for bonds tied to sports stadiums by treating them as private activity bonds.

5) Former U.S. President Barack Obama proposed in two previous budgets for 2015 and 2016 legislation to eliminate the tax exemptions on stadium financing, Brookings said.
Reporting By Daniel Bases; Editing by Scott Malone and Meredith Mazzilli
Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
 
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