BladenOnline Guestbook





Comments:
Right to the point for my once a day post. This past week I have placed "VOTE AGAINST BEER AND WINE REFERENDUM" signs all over the southwestern , and western parts of the county. No particular part of this area was targeted. However. two of the signs I placed in the Dublin area disappeared within two days of being placed. Another sign that had already been placed at one of the intersections disappeared.

Whoever is responsible for this dastardly deed; has stuck another dagger in the heart of those who want this referendum to pass.

My only request of the one or ones who did this cowardly act is that you make a donation to BLADEN WE CARE or BBA so that when this referendum is over that that money can be used to build ramps for people who need them. If it came to court and I was the judge, you would also have to do community service in the form of helping to build those ramps. Maybe God will deal with your heart and of your own "freewill" you will contact BBA about helping build the ramps.

God bless you with a good nights rest and do make it to the church house on the Lords Day to worship Him through your presence, singing, praying, praising, and snything that is acceptable in worship of Him.

Vote NAY IN MAY.


Added: April 12, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Jane T. Pait – one more question for you, if you do not mind. My friend John is coming over in a little bit. He is about my age, both in our 7th decade. He is a moderate drinker, like myself. I am sure I will offer him a glass of a fine dry red wine while we watch the Masters. I have never seen the man even slightly inebriated in my life. I am sure I will also give him a couple bottles to take home with him, as his Dr. tells him the dry red wine is very good for him. “Have I placed a stumbling block in his path?”

In the last hour or so I have taken a little time to reread Romans 14 (KJV) - and what Paul is telling us is to not offer a drink to an immoderate drinker, yes, this would place a rock in this path and may well cause him to stumble. If a man is a moderate drinker, an occasional social drink is not a stumbling block.

Paul's stumbling block warnings apply to all the things that the Bible warns us of...... Gluttony, * * *, etc. etc. God means – things taken in excess are sinful.

When I was a child, Baptists were not allowed to dance.... then that became ok... but then were not allowed to attend movie theaters..... all that has changed..... so will this.


Added: April 12, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Gee, Jane T. Pait, quite franklly, I find that attitude positively medieval. A stumbling block??, How can that be? If I eat too many porkchops, in front of my gluttonous neighbor..... am I tempting him to sin? My other neighbor truly loves the ladies..... literally, is he putting a stumbling block in my path? No Mrs. Pait, this “stumbling block logic”, just does not make sense. God gave us freewill.....

I have a young friend, a good Baptist minister, a recent divinity school graduate, who described his Church as cleaved in half, with each side praying for the other. Even the Baptists are not thoroughly convinced, and if they are, then why are they making decisions for me?

Bruce needs to apologize, he did not need to insult everyone in the county, even some Baptists were offended.... or at least embarrassed. Why is he so terrified? If all the Baptists turn out, surely the referendum will not pass....


Added: April 12, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
The Bible I grew up with, the King James Version, tells me that Jesus drank wine. They did not have alcohol free wine in the days of Jesus. May I suggest you read Eric Von Daniken's book "Chariots of the Gods". It might help open your mind so you can understand things better.

Added: April 12, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Now about that other sign—you know, the one in town that says, “Which will you vote against?” Let’s examine why some find that so offensive. I can see where someone who is a Christian and drinks alcoholic beverages or sells or produces them would have a visceral reaction to this sign. The assumption of the sign is that a vote for beer and wine is a vote against the Biblical stance on alcohol. Well, is it? In 2006, the Southern Baptists Convention drafted a resolution against alcohol based on research which confirms biblical warnings that alcohol use leads to physical, mental, and emotional damage, deaths on the highway, the breakup of families, and that recreational use often leads individuals down a path of addiction to alcohol and toward the use of other kinds of drugs, both legal and illegal. The Convention declared that the religious leaders who were advocating the consumption of alcoholic beverage were in error. They expressed the Convention’s total opposition to the manufacturing, advertising, distributing, and consuming of alcoholic beverages and urged Southern Baptists to take an active role in supporting legislation that is intended to curb alcohol use. They urged Southern Baptists to educate students and adults concerning the destructive nature of alcoholic beverages. Recently there has been a movement among the Southern Baptist to approve the use of beer and wine by their members and clergy, and even moderate use of hard liquor. Sadly, even though attitudes among some are changing, the above listed reasons for opposing it have not. Many of our Bladen churches, including mine, have in our Covenants the stance taken in 2006 against alcohol. We agree that alcohol is destructive. Many times, the Convention has fallen under the leadership of liberal or social thinkers. I think this is another one of those times. My letter from yesterday shows plainly that Jesus did not drink alcohol. What has prompted this change, which favors alcohol use? One State Baptist Association leader stated, “Members who are accustomed to moderate alcohol use are joining our churches, we need to change.” That reasoning could open the door to a Pandora Box full of problems in other areas. I submit individual desire to use alcohol and a desire for alcohol dollars are also reasons for the change. What prompted the strong 2006 stance by Baptists against alcohol? I submit it is the unselfish principle of not placing a stumbling block in others’ paths discussed in Romans 14 as well as all the biblical admonishments against strong drink. In Romans Chapter 14, the Christians were arguing over whether or not a person was justified who ate meat offered to idols. Paul wrote in Romans 14:13, “Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” Alcohol is a stumbling block to many people. In Romans 14:21, we are admonished, “But if thy bother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Verse 19 states the principle at work here, “Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” The dictionary defines “edify” as to instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually. Can anyone truly and with an honest heart say that alcoholic beverages edify? How about this one? Does even the discussion of alcohol encourage “peace”? For those who are on either side of this question, peace is not a word that any associate with this public discussion. What about peace in the homes of those who are alcoholics? Probably not much edifying and peace exist there, if any. In Gen. 4:9, Adam asked the question of God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Well, are we? According to Romans 14:12, we are not a “keeper,” but we are called to be path clearers and stone movers.

Added: April 12, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Mr. Brisson, you are so correct with your assessment of the silent majority looking on to this forum. I am one of those who has been taking in the points from both sides of this issue and have decided to best way to show my displeasure with all of the sarcasm and insults that have been piled on is to vote NO in may.

Added: April 11, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
I'm lost Nile. Sorry I apologize.

I thought we were still talking about differences in Lu mill vineyard in dry Dublin and Prince Johnson winery in wet clarkton. But now I have no clue.

Maybe you are trying to say which one has a better wine? I could have an opinion there.

Have a fine day


Added: April 11, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Sorry! I do owe you an apology Matthew, I shot that last one right over your head! I'll drop it down next time.

Readers "do" have opinions!

My bad!


Added: April 11, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Opinions?

we are not watching fox news here, we are talking about the facts!

As for Mrs Jane talking about the language of the Bible and grape juice, I will repost a post that I made last month.

The germ theory of disease was a very important step in science. It allowed scientist to understand that microorganisms like bacteria caused people to become ill. This important theory was discovered in the 19th century.

Unpasteurized grape juice is a breeding ground for bacteria called ecoli. This bacteria is at home in the human body. It loves the temperature and dark moist environment. Unfortunately pasteurization was not invented until 19th century. This is the process of heating liquids to inoculate them of most of harmful bacteria.

I would not suggest someone of biblical times to ingest a warm cup of grape juice flavored ecoli. I'm sure people of those times were much smarter than that. :)


Added: April 11, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Matthew,

Everyone can read what was written, I'll stand by what I wrote. Each can come to their own opinion.

Have a great day!


Added: April 11, 2014
Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address
Powered by PHP Guestbook 1.7 from PHP Scripts
 
« First ‹ Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next › Last »
Stop Guestbook SPAM