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  1. The idea in principal of a Christian school or homeschooling is good. But if it's not a viable option for some parents, it makes no sense arbitrarily to cast aspersions on a parent's Christian character because of it. Same with all sorts of things. I could list out lots of things about which individual Christians may have various viewpoints about or at least different conceptions of what practical realities are as they may apply to them personally. Romans 14 is a good guide here.
  2. Covenanter: Actually, I don't think that the great tribulation of Matthew 24.21 refers to AD70 at all: 'For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.'
  3. I think with this topic it's good to make a difference where Scripture talks about general tribulation as a principle and then on the other hand the great tribulation, a specific, future event which as far as I can see doesn't relate to the church.
  4. LuAnne: Hi again. Exactly. You are right. You know the rhyme: 'Wonderful things in the Bible I see. Especially what's put there by you and by me.' Great to be firmly Scriptural. Sometimes though what ppl think they are defending is more a case of tradition and opinion rather than what the Book actually teaches.
  5. Heading shortly to the freezer to see what we've got ...
  6. Barbecuing burgers, I hope. (It's still warm enough outside.)
  7. Annie, I kind of bowed out of this discussion, but I reread your comments and wanted to agree. In many ways, women can prove to be 'tougher' than men, often from a psychological point of view. Also, even with men, things that, rightly or wrongly, are sometimes regarded as contributing to a 'tough guy' image are things that women do with flair, often: e.g., a young man who gets his ears pierced might be regarded as more of a 'tough guy' than those who don't. I know that a lot of you guys wouldn't be into tattoos at all, but the fact remains that in North America just as many women as men
  8. Okay so I really think the thread has finished its course...
  9. (I can't post in the devotional section, so I'm putting it here.) The Lord would have us be thoughtful about the things which fill our minds and hearts. Paul says to the Philippians, ch. 4, v. 8: 'Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.'
  10. Annie: Again, good points that you raise. Blessings.
  11. farouk

    Today's hymns

    Great and searching verses, indeed. I'm not sure that the olive tree is the main analogy in Scripture for the church, though.
  12. Two points: 1) my use of hyper- in the title probably raises as many questions as it supposedly explains. 2) maybe, since there is a lot of talk about pants, someone (not me) might want to start another thread about them, instead.
  13. farouk

    Today's hymns

    I: What is meant by 'the believing Jewish congregation?' The church is an extension of the synagogue? :huh:
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