Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > SPECIALTY FORUMS > Discussions of Faith
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-15-2020, 1:33 PM
gdr_11's Avatar
gdr_11 gdr_11 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Texas - Free at Last!
Posts: 2,081
iTrader: 27 / 100%
Default Declining Christian Membership Here?

I have been a member here since 2007, although I changed my membership once and rejoined in 2012. In any case, it seems like 10 years ago there were a lot more members who were openly Christian and it showed up in the threads on a lot of different subjects.

Now, the believers seem to be in the minority here or perhaps they are not as vocal as before. In any case, I felt this so much that on Easter Sunday I posted my annual He Is Risen thread in thus sub forum instead of Off Topic.

Maybe I am over sensitive, but the amount of anti-Christian sentiment in many if the threads does seem to be growing and I wondered if others had similar observations.
__________________
In an emergency, always dial 1911.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-15-2020, 1:34 PM
Red-Osier's Avatar
Red-Osier Red-Osier is offline
Old School
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: 209
Posts: 10,379
iTrader: 10 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gdr_11 View Post
I have been a member here since 2007, although I changed my membership once and rejoined in 2012. In any case, it seems like 10 years ago there were a lot more members who were openly Christian and it showed up in the threads on a lot of different subjects.

Now, the believers seem to be in the minority here or perhaps they are not as vocal as before. In any case, I felt this so much that on Easter Sunday I posted my annual He Is Risen thread in thus sub forum instead of Off Topic.

Maybe I am over sensitive, but the amount of anti-Christian sentiment in many if the threads does seem to be growing and I wondered if others had similar observations.
I see it as well.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-15-2020, 1:43 PM
GlockN'Roll's Avatar
GlockN'Roll GlockN'Roll is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: SOUTHERN CAL
Posts: 2,703
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

As the older guys die off, they are replaced by younger generations which are not merely agnostic, but openly hostile to Christianity.

I see it in one in my nephews and his wife.

They are both cool with atheists, muslims, hindus and Buddhists, but Christians are the root of all evil in the world...

It seems to come from the media and the schools especially.
__________________

Discreet, Legal Carry in 37 States...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-15-2020, 1:48 PM
Dirtlaw Dirtlaw is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: OC
Posts: 1,191
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Should be of no surprise. The Bible speaks of it happening. Satan seems to be particularly active.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-15-2020, 1:57 PM
Dano3467 Dano3467 is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: 85 mi south of Oregon
Posts: 6,902
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

^^^
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-15-2020, 2:16 PM
gdr_11's Avatar
gdr_11 gdr_11 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Texas - Free at Last!
Posts: 2,081
iTrader: 27 / 100%
Default

Yes, this is definitely a sign of the times and a type of dress rehearsal for things to come. Look at how quickly the Church has been suppressed and moved to the sidelines; something that would have been impossible 20 years ago.
__________________
In an emergency, always dial 1911.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-16-2020, 5:20 AM
357manny's Avatar
357manny 357manny is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: PRK
Posts: 1,594
iTrader: 22 / 100%
Default

The Church has come under fire, this is nothing new. There also have been many scandals uncovered over the years, this is also nothing new.

For myself, I grew apathetic towards the Church after high school--it wasn't until my own daughter was born, which triggered many events to bring me back to the Lord.

Speaking of events--yes, Satan is definitely claiming his own. So much "cooler" to be non- or anti-Christian.

The exchange between Pastor Graham's Samaritan Purse and the anti-Christian DeBlasio is particularly vicious:

Quote:
Last month, Rev. Franklin Graham recruited 72 doctors, nurses and other medical personnel for Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical humanitarian group, to help create a 68-bed facility in Central Park. The venture is operated in partnership with New York’s Mount Sinai Health System.

Most New Yorkers were grateful for Graham’s generosity and Christian concern. But not all.

Critics like playwright Paul Rudnick, State Senator Brad Hoylman and Mayor Bill DeBlasio attacked Graham for his Christian desire to help those in need.

Rudnick said Graham was a “vicious homophobe.” Hoylman called the pastor a “notorious anti-gay bigot.” De Blasio insisted in his faux fury that, “We’re going to send over people from the Mayor’s Office to monitor” the pop-up hospital.


“I said immediately to my team that we had to find out exactly what was happening. Was there going to be an approach that was truly consistent with the values and the laws in New York City, that everyone would be served and served equally?”

De Blasio also threatened to “permanently” shut down any church that stays open during this crisis. Of course, such a threat is unconstitutional. However, though he said he has proof that some ultra-Orthodox synagogues are violating the order, he never mentioned any specific Christians who are similarly violating the health guidelines.
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/asta...tian-hostility
__________________
this is a signature

Last edited by 357manny; 04-16-2020 at 5:27 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-16-2020, 5:49 AM
The War Wagon's Avatar
The War Wagon The War Wagon is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: da' 'BURGH
Posts: 8,073
iTrader: 22 / 100%
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtlaw View Post
Should be of no surprise. The Bible speaks of it happening. Satan seems to be particularly active.



Jesus did PROMISE - it WOULD get worse... before it gets better.


John 16: 33
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-16-2020, 8:19 AM
Garand Hunter Garand Hunter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 876
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Not being on this site very long I don't see it much. And I am glad for this area of Calguns ! I learned years ago my views bother some folks and is somewhat acceptable by others, and if anyone disagrees, I tell them to help themselves.
In USA society in particular the libtard media and so called Hollywood denizens I see plenty of animus towards Christians for some years now. How many times have you been asked to pray for a person or persons who have shown a bad or hostile attitude toward you or your friends and then they need help beyond their understanding ? Every now and then I have seen this.

Keep the faith Bros

Psalm 1

Last edited by Garand Hunter; 04-16-2020 at 8:20 AM.. Reason: sentence structure
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-16-2020, 8:26 AM
Dave Hoback Dave Hoback is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 656
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I’m here. Always openly a Believer.

Dirtlaw said it first. Scripture tells us what we will see. Things will be like in Noah’s time. Which always makes me think, “man! Society during Noah’s days were worse??” It’s eye opening to think about.

But yes, the attack on Gods chosen is ever increasing. And to see non-believers spiritual blindness first hand is, in a bad way, AWW inspiring! Downright amazing.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-16-2020, 8:33 AM
readysetgo's Avatar
readysetgo readysetgo is offline
Win win win win
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ventura County, Caught Between My Woman And My Pistol And My Chips
Posts: 8,601
iTrader: 44 / 100%
Default Declining Christian Membership Here?

Heathens gonna heathen?

Kill 'em with kindness. Seriously, the battle for souls is always on the line, whether you notice a trend or not, whether everyone's all smiles or tears, always. What to do, what to do...


(Eta: that might sound arrogant, I didn’t mean it to be. It’s easier said than done, especially online and I’m guilty of being a jerk. Nevertheless, I feel it’s sound advice.)
__________________
Stand up and be counted, or lay down and be mounted... -Mac


Last edited by readysetgo; 04-16-2020 at 8:56 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-16-2020, 8:56 AM
CVShooter CVShooter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 920
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

If you want to understand why people might be hostile toward Christianity, ask them with sincerity and openness. Don't advise. Don't judge. Don't even comment and certainly don't argue or evangelize. Just listen. You'll learn a lot.

If you don't want to understand it but just commiserate with other like-minded people, then you're doing it well. I don't meant that in an insulting way as it's comforting to share & gripe a little as a group. But if your goal is to increase your knowledge and understanding, it's a poor way to achieve that goal.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-16-2020, 9:21 AM
psssniper's Avatar
psssniper psssniper is offline
nulla lex prohibet
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Clemente
Posts: 2,906
iTrader: 194 / 100%
Blog Entries: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CVShooter View Post
If you want to understand why people might be hostile toward Christianity, ask them with sincerity and openness. Don't advise. Don't judge. Don't even comment and certainly don't argue or evangelize. Just listen. You'll learn a lot.
Agreed and if they aren't seeing Christ in your life via your actions then you've already lost. It's a disputed St Francis attribution but here ya go "Witness for Christ each day, and if necessary use words" Note: this doesn't include arguing your christian sect/cults philosophy/theology.

Just for kicks its always fun to read the "One anothers"
__________________
"I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness; I love only that which they defend.
victus exaro somniculosus, somnus exaro ieiunium
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-16-2020, 9:30 AM
creampuff creampuff is offline
Village idiot
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,365
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

One of the reasons why I appreciate the gun community is there is the sense of government has overreached and we agree it has gone too far. Government is taken too far of a role in our lives.

One of the reasons why I shy away from the CG community and the libertarian side of politics is there is the sense of "God cannot tell me what to do" or "religion cannot tell me what to do". Although most here will probably agree that it is not "religion" that saves but our relationship of having Christ as our Savior that saves. BUT reaching that point where you know you need Christ to save you, is almost the polar opposite of the rugged individualism we appreciate on Calguns.

sorry that doesn't answer your original question. I agree I see less Christian membership. In fact if it weren't for our head Janitor's Christianity, I have a feeling we would be even more derided here for our believing in a "mythical" being.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-16-2020, 10:04 AM
Dirtlaw Dirtlaw is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: OC
Posts: 1,191
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by readysetgo View Post
Heathens gonna heathen?

Kill 'em with kindness. Seriously, the battle for souls is always on the line, whether you notice a trend or not, whether everyone's all smiles or tears, always. What to do, what to do...


(Eta: that might sound arrogant, I didn’t mean it to be. It’s easier said than done, especially online and I’m guilty of being a jerk. Nevertheless, I feel it’s sound advice.)





Just met Max. He's a friend of one of my dearest brothers.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-16-2020, 10:04 AM
RandyD's Avatar
RandyD RandyD is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: La Jolla, California
Posts: 5,852
iTrader: 51 / 100%
Default

Our society and culture are rapidly changing. One of those changes is the suppression of Christianity. Government officials are acting like tyrants, and society tolerates it. Society has embraced lifestyles that God considers to be an abomination. I could list more factors but won't.

To me, the stage is being set. People are declaring who they are for, its either God or Satan. All of this is just noise to me. I proudly claim that I am a Christian. At one point, my desire to be a Christian, will have a permanent, lasting and eternal blessing. Until then, my duty is to live a life that is pleasing to God.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-16-2020, 11:23 AM
gdr_11's Avatar
gdr_11 gdr_11 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Texas - Free at Last!
Posts: 2,081
iTrader: 27 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
One of the reasons why I appreciate the gun community is there is the sense of government has overreached and we agree it has gone too far. Government is taken too far of a role in our lives.

One of the reasons why I shy away from the CG community and the libertarian side of politics is there is the sense of "God cannot tell me what to do" or "religion cannot tell me what to do". Although most here will probably agree that it is not "religion" that saves but our relationship of having Christ as our Savior that saves. BUT reaching that point where you know you need Christ to save you, is almost the polar opposite of the rugged individualism we appreciate on Calguns.

sorry that doesn't answer your original question. I agree I see less Christian membership. In fact if it weren't for our head Janitor's Christianity, I have a feeling we would be even more derided here for our believing in a "mythical" being.
Your points are well taken. I have often been sucked into discussions and threads that I later realize I have no business in. Off Topic is a lot like television in that it draws you away from center into tangent areas that are completely of the world. I have had to sit down a number of times and ask God to forgive my wading into the midst of things here that I had no business in.
__________________
In an emergency, always dial 1911.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-16-2020, 11:39 AM
readysetgo's Avatar
readysetgo readysetgo is offline
Win win win win
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ventura County, Caught Between My Woman And My Pistol And My Chips
Posts: 8,601
iTrader: 44 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtlaw View Post




Just met Max. He's a friend of one of my dearest brothers.
Wow, nice. Rollick in love! Who doesn't like a good rollick?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-16-2020, 11:55 AM
louie louie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Los Angeles County
Posts: 986
iTrader: 34 / 100%
Default

It is a different era, and just like the sixties, the roaring twenties, etc. people get different as they mix with other people. Most here who are under say sixty won't remember that having a gay friend, or black, etc wasn't really o.k. in many parts of society. Even here in so called liberal CA. there were laws against selling to blacks, Mexicans, etc. This is an era when just about everybody was a believer. People nowadays, especially those under say forty years of age look at these things as being from a dinosaur era. The world of women from say the fifties to now, are worlds different. Most Christians aren't homophobic, or racist, or sexist, but the ones who are seem to be the ones most heard. You will hear some literally still say Jews are all murderers of Jesus, or god killers, Catholics and Mormons are members of a cult, Muslims are terrorists, and this kind of stuff really will kill your message of all loving kindness to others. I see this in my family where just about all of the under forty crowd aren't believers, and really don't see this as we did in our youth. Some will change with age, but for the most part the U.S. is on it's way to follow the Western Europeans abandoning the faith of their fathers. Now, Eastern Europe, not so much since they were prohibited for so many years by communist oppression of their faith.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-16-2020, 12:06 PM
five.five-six's Avatar
five.five-six five.five-six is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 29,864
iTrader: 61 / 100%
Default

I gave up smoking and my favorite video game for lent. I haven’t touched either since.

I’m not the best catholic but I am here.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by carlosdanger View Post
Dude give it up. The election is was months ago. Hillary is toast. Her political career is over.

Or do you just hate her so much you can't let go?
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-16-2020, 12:17 PM
inthegame's Avatar
inthegame inthegame is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Lakewood
Posts: 230
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Default

https://www.tmz.com/2020/04/16/pasto...oney-churches/

Pastor Tony Spell's got a plan for your stimulus check -- give it away to evangelists who can't pass the offering plate while the pandemic's closed their churches.

The controversial leader of the Life Tabernacle Church in Louisiana has whipped up another controversial idea he calls the #PastorSpellStimulusChallenge ... and it has 3 rules.

First rule is it starts this Sunday. Second rule is donate your stimulus money ... and third rule is give it to North American evangelists, missionaries or music ministers who haven't received any money from parishioners in the past month.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-16-2020, 2:58 PM
Grouchy Bear's Avatar
Grouchy Bear Grouchy Bear is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 180
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Relatively new member here.

Also, relatively new Christian here.

I can’t speak to trends in the forum, but I’ll share what I see out in life.

In pop-culture, entertainment, social and news media, “social justice” and socialism, our individual and collective debt- I see this hierarchy thrust upon us-

Corporation
State
Man
God (or the absence of)

The complete inversion of what is, right?

God
Man
State
Corporation

I’m optimistic the figurative pendulum has gone as far as it’ll go for a lot of folks. I think we’ll start to see more people reconnecting to God, embracing conservatism, and eschewing the systems that keep trying to push the inversion of what is real.

I see it in this young generation of current teenagers. They’re not falling for the BS as hard.

There’s definitley an awakening happening in these times!
__________________
I was quick to want the world rid of it’s fools an hour ago. I forget sometimes how much an exemplar I am among them.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-16-2020, 3:08 PM
diverwcw's Avatar
diverwcw diverwcw is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,692
iTrader: 57 / 100%
Default

My faith is not what it used to be, but I have seen an onslaught to Christianity by the left.

Should I side with the left or should I side with Christianity?

Hmmmm, check out my signature.
__________________


Front Sight Commander Member www.frontsight.com
NRA Benefactor Life Member www.nra.org
CRPA Life Member www.crpa.org
NRA Instructor: Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, Range Safety Officer
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-16-2020, 3:33 PM
UEDan UEDan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 169
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GlockN'Roll View Post
As the older guys die off, they are replaced by younger generations which are not merely agnostic, but openly hostile to Christianity.

I see it in one in my nephews and his wife.

They are both cool with atheists, muslims, hindus and Buddhists, but Christians are the root of all evil in the world...

It seems to come from the media and the schools especially.
Hey now! I'm openly hostile to ALL major organized religions! All are equally terrible =)
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-16-2020, 5:20 PM
Jeepergeo's Avatar
Jeepergeo Jeepergeo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Arcata
Posts: 2,455
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Christians are under attack by the State of California. You'll note all the references to prohibition for attending Easter services and church, yet virtually no mentions of Ramadan and Et Al Fete.

The Dem/Lib/Union spending and voting blocks have put these heathens into office, and so many like the Millennials just don't care to push back and many don't even vote.

It will get worse before it gets better, if it even ever gets better.
__________________
Endowment Life Member (Patriot), National Rifle Association
Life Member, California Rifle and Pistol Association
Member, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-16-2020, 5:42 PM
Dave Hoback Dave Hoback is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 656
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UEDan View Post
Hey now! I'm openly hostile to ALL major organized religions! All are equally terrible =)

LOL! Have heard this by SO many people, SO many times! And each one thinks they are the “visionary” who came up with it.

I actually agree with you to some degree. Big reason I’ve shifted away from calling myself a “Christian”, as human sin has polluted the Word terribly. I usually say I am a Believer, I am OF Christ or that I KNOW Christ. These are GOOD trigger words that other True Believers understand immediately. There are just so many “Christians” in our society who are fooling many, maybe even themselves. But they aren’t fooling The Lord. And non believers simply don’t understand what it is to KNOW Christ. God has not revealed Himself to them, so they remain spiritually blind. Even if they are able to put on a good show.

I lend some credence to Grouchy Bears’ comments. In recent years there have been “pockets” of uprising faith for Christ. Many parts of Africa are on FIRE for Christ, over the last several years. I believe this is the prophecy of Scripture coming to fruition. Matthew 24:14 tells us that the Gospel will reach all Kingdoms before Christ’s return. All the time I still read stories of people’s JUST hearing the Gospel. And seeing these pockets of people’s who hunger for the Word is very calming. But as a whole, far more are turning away from our Father above.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-16-2020, 5:53 PM
WASR10's Avatar
WASR10 WASR10 is offline
Just Me
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 2,460
iTrader: 39 / 100%
Default Declining Christian Membership Here?

I’m Christian before I am anything else. I haven’t noticed an anti-Christian sentiment, in general. There is always that ‘certain bunch,’ but an over-all feeling? Not that I can see.

Maybe I am not engaged enough?

I dunno.
__________________
Mark 16:16
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-16-2020, 8:35 PM
SanDiego619's Avatar
SanDiego619 SanDiego619 is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,553
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

I'm a Christian, haven't been bashed for it yet.
__________________
Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-16-2020, 8:49 PM
RandyD's Avatar
RandyD RandyD is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: La Jolla, California
Posts: 5,852
iTrader: 51 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Hoback View Post
LOL! Have heard this by SO many people, SO many times! And each one thinks they are the “visionary” who came up with it.

I actually agree with you to some degree. Big reason I’ve shifted away from calling myself a “Christian”, as human sin has polluted the Word terribly. I usually say I am a Believer, I am OF Christ or that I KNOW Christ. These are GOOD trigger words that other True Believers understand immediately. There are just so many “Christians” in our society who are fooling many, maybe even themselves. But they aren’t fooling The Lord. And non believers simply don’t understand what it is to KNOW Christ. God has not revealed Himself to them, so they remain spiritually blind. Even if they are able to put on a good show.

I lend some credence to Grouchy Bears’ comments. In recent years there have been “pockets” of uprising faith for Christ. Many parts of Africa are on FIRE for Christ, over the last several years. I believe this is the prophecy of Scripture coming to fruition. Matthew 24:14 tells us that the Gospel will reach all Kingdoms before Christ’s return. All the time I still read stories of people’s JUST hearing the Gospel. And seeing these pockets of people’s who hunger for the Word is very calming. But as a whole, far more are turning away from our Father above.
There are people who call themselves Christians, but do not lives that obedient to God. Matthew 7:21 addresses this issue.

Quote:
21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-17-2020, 7:49 AM
RAMCLAP's Avatar
RAMCLAP RAMCLAP is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 2,293
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Just remember brothers, if you are doing it right you could get nailed to a cross. He will never leave you. Precious in the sight of God is the death of His saints.
__________________
Psalm 103
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 04-17-2020, 12:05 PM
UEDan UEDan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 169
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Hoback View Post
LOL! Have heard this by SO many people, SO many times! And each one thinks they are the “visionary” who came up with it.
Hey man! It's not like we congregate in masses and share of our.... disbeliefs?
That'll be too cult-y. We'll leave that for everyone else
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 04-17-2020, 5:23 PM
Wordupmybrotha's Avatar
Wordupmybrotha Wordupmybrotha is offline
From anotha motha
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 5,250
iTrader: 62 / 100%
Default

In addition to the conservative voice, I like being on Calguns, because of the Christian voice not just in this subforum, but also in OT.

This subforum was more active couple of years ago I think.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 04-18-2020, 9:54 PM
Doheny's Avatar
Doheny Doheny is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Prescott, in the pines
Posts: 13,452
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Blog Entries: 1
Default

I think the biggest downfall of this forum is the lack of moderating. Back in the day responses like those in the “Chosen One” thread would get you bounced. Nowadays anything goes.


Sent from free America
__________________
Sent from Free America
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 04-30-2020, 12:47 PM
MrFancyPants's Avatar
MrFancyPants MrFancyPants is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 643
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtlaw View Post
Should be of no surprise. The Bible speaks of it happening. Satan seems to be particularly active.
Yep, it's not just this forum, it's worldwide. Times will only get harder for Christians in the coming years/decades, or however long God allows the madness to continue. Stay strong in your faith, we know who wins in the end, but it'll be a painful road for many.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 04-30-2020, 2:33 PM
MechaDad's Avatar
MechaDad MechaDad is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Temecula
Posts: 253
iTrader: 46 / 100%
Default

I used to ask, "Are you a prayin' man?" Rarely get a one word answer. Generally leads to some kind of exchange of thoughts about faith, and has never ended in hostilities.

At work one guy joked about his sinful nature and departure from the church. The next time he started sharing scripture with me.

Unfortunately I feel more apathetic these days. Thanks for the reminder to keep fighting the good fight.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 04-30-2020, 2:46 PM
Dirtlaw Dirtlaw is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: OC
Posts: 1,191
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrFancyPants View Post
Yep, it's not just this forum, it's worldwide. Times will only get harder for Christians in the coming years/decades, or however long God allows the madness to continue. Stay strong in your faith, we know who wins in the end, but it'll be a painful road for many.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

Yes, my brother that is true. Fortunately God has blessed this sinner with trials that have been instrumental in leading me and keeping me on the right path. Trials are bad? Look deeper and you may find they are a blessing.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 05-01-2020, 6:23 PM
RAMCLAP's Avatar
RAMCLAP RAMCLAP is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 2,293
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

There are also those that blast every one who disagree with them that has slowed participation in here. Also, the subject matter can be pretty shallow to want to participate.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 05-01-2020, 6:54 PM
1911.45_4Me's Avatar
1911.45_4Me 1911.45_4Me is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Somewhere in Riverside County
Posts: 204
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The War Wagon View Post
Jesus did PROMISE - it WOULD get worse... before it gets better.


John 16: 33
^^^ This^^^
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 05-01-2020, 7:02 PM
M1NM's Avatar
M1NM M1NM is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: West Covina
Posts: 6,900
iTrader: 52 / 100%
Default

The godless chicom wuflu got them.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 05-21-2020, 11:08 PM
Barang's Avatar
Barang Barang is offline
His Glorious Reappearing
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Temporary here on earth
Posts: 5,235
iTrader: 18 / 100%
Default

"in the world, you will have tribulation." just like business owners (bakers, florist, photographers, videographers, printing, etc.) getting sued by gay couples and by states.
__________________
Heb 9:27 "And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement."

Ro 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 5:57 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2020, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.
All opinions, statements and remarks made by Calguns.net on this web site and elsewhere are solely attributable to Calguns.net.
Tactical Pants Tactical Boots Tactical Gear Military Boots 5.11 Tactical