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Croquembouche Lie, People Die
Post Date: 2015-11-21 15:49:21 by nativist nationalist
I've never seen John Oliver's HBO show, but Scaramouche draws my attention to his reaction to the Paris attacks: "So here is where things stand. First, as of now, we know that this attack was carried out by gigantic fucking assholes, unconscionable, flaming assholes, possibly, possibly working with other fucking assholes, definitely working in service of an ideology of pure assholery," he said. His audience began to laugh. "Second, and this goes almost without saying, Fuck these assholes!" The audience began to cheer. "Fuck them, if I may say, sideways!" He made some definitive hand gestures. Third, he said, nothing these assholes attempt is going to ...
Jesus would fight for the Second Amendment
Post Date: 2015-11-20 06:03:46 by Willie Green
Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) said Thursday that Jesus Christ is a defender of the right to bear arms.Jesus would fight for our Second Amendment, she wrote on her Facebook page.Taking concrete defense measures (i.e. arming ourselves) away from the good guys? she asked. "Yeah
we dont want that.Shoot, even the Lord said to take up arms and defend yourself and protect the innocent, added Palin, who was a GOP vice presidential candidate in 2008.Were expected to take responsibility to defend ourselves and to protect the innocent, certainly not relying on fallible leaders to do it for us.Palin then referenced ...
Ben Carson’s Church: We’re Glad He’s Not Here
Post Date: 2015-11-18 09:41:22 by Willie Green
The candidate has stopped making his regular church visits and the Seventh-day Adventists, who believe the End of Times is coming, are happy for him to keep his distance. Ben Carson doesnt have a lot of time to go to Saturday services at the Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church anymore but his fellow Seventh-day Adventists are fine with the glare of the presidential race being far away. Carson has made his faith a central part of his campaign for president and credits it for his extraordinary accomplishments over the course of his life. However, there is trepidation among many of the churchs thought leaders about their association with a candidate for ...
A Redeemed Soul
Post Date: 2015-11-16 23:37:08 by redleghunter
2 Corinthians 5:8; Hebrews 12:14; Hebrews 12:23; Revelation 21:27; Revelation 22:1415 In heaven we will finally lose all traces of human fallenness. In fact, no one will ever enter heaven or dwell there who isnt absolutely perfect. That point is often symbolized in Scripture by the imagery of white robes that are worn by the redeemed in heaven. Revelation 6:11 says this about the martyrs of the apocalypse: They were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been. The white robes symbolize holiness, purity, and absolute ...
Clarion University Play Canceled Over Actors’ Race
Post Date: 2015-11-13 10:09:28 by Willie Green
CLARION (KDKA) A group of students at Clarion University were set for the opening night of a stage production. Then, they got the news the show must not go on. Weve put in all of this work and cant finish the last section, like nothing is going to get finished, said Courtney Chaplin, the stage manager for the play Jesus in India. Clarion University was told to cancel the play by the playwright. The set hasnt been torn down yet, but the marquee outside Little Theater reads, This production has been canceled. The playwright cited ethnic composition. Marilouise Michel, Clarion University professor of ...
The Bible's Buried Secrets Where did the ancient Israelites come from
Post Date: 2015-11-09 20:57:41 by A K A Stone
Home Street Home
Post Date: 2015-11-07 20:47:40 by redleghunter
As I peered out the window into the winter's cold, my prospects for the future appeared bleak. Where are friends when you really need them? I thought. And where would we sleep tonight? I sat in the local library trying to get warm after leaving my son at school - his fifth so far this year. My desperation seemed overwhelming. Without an address, no employer would hire me; yet without a job, I couldn't find a place to live. It was a no-win situation, and I knew it. The library had become my daily refuge, and I checked the newspaper for job listings. Day after day, my efforts proved futile. No one seemed willing to train a shelter resident whose only address was a post office box. ...
Egypt's Pyramids Were Grain Silos, Not Tombs [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-11-05 08:58:10 by Willie Green
Ben Carson, one of the Republican frontrunners in the race to be U.S. president, believes archeologists got it wrong about Egypt's pyramids. The huge stone structures were built to store massive quantities of grain, not to serve as tomb for rulers, according to what Carson said in a 1998 graduation speech at Michigan's Andrews University.
And the remarkable pyramids were built not by the pharaohs, but by the biblical Joseph, son of Jacob, Carson hypothesized.
In the Old Testament book of Genesis, Joseph was said to have "stored up grain in great abundance like the sand of the sea, until he stopped measuring it, for it was beyond measure," Carson said in a video of the address. Carson ...
Renew a right spirit within me. —Psalm 51:10
Post Date: 2015-11-03 19:00:26 by redleghunter
Renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 A backslider, if there be a spark of life left in him will groan after restoration. In this renewal the same exercise of grace is required as at our conversion. We needed repentance then; we certainly need it now. We wanted faith that we might come to Christ at first; only the like grace can bring us to Jesus now. We wanted a word from the Most High, a word from the lip of the loving One, to end our fears then; we shall soon discover, when under a sense of present sin, that we need it now. No man can be renewed without as real and true a manifestation of the Holy Spirit's energy as he felt at first, because the work is as great, and ...
Tongues of Fire and the Fullness of God
Post Date: 2015-11-01 01:42:51 by redleghunter
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, "Are not all these who are ...
Student: Teacher taught 'God is not real'
Post Date: 2015-10-29 10:47:25 by Don
KATY, Texas A seventh-grade assignment in a Texas school district asked students to deny the existence of God, a student said. The Katy Independent School District has since apologized and the principal of West Memorial Junior High School determined the assignment wasn't necessary for students. But the assignment still didn't sit well with one student. Jordan Wooley said she answered the question "there is a God" in two ways. "I said it was fact or opinion," she said, adding she answered that way because "based on my religion and based on what I think and believe, I do not think it was a common place assertion." Jordan said her reading ...
The Law Devastates the Sinner
Post Date: 2015-10-28 22:54:14 by redleghunter
"And I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive, and I died; and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; for sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me (Romans 7:9-11). The law shatters all of mans attempts at self-righteousness. The old saying ignorance is bliss is rarely true, and in the spiritual realm it is deadly. As a Pharisee, one of the rising stars of first-century Judaism (Gal. 1:14), Paul thought himself very much alive apart from the Law. When convicted of his utter sinfulness by the law, however, Paul ...
Abiding in Christ John 15:1-11
Post Date: 2015-10-25 01:39:15 by redleghunter
Our relationship to Christ is unlike anything else in the human realm. It can be described only by comparing it to relationships we are familiar with. It is like a deep friendship. It is like two people in love with each other, or like the love and respect shared by a father and son. Scripture uses a number of metaphors to describe our relationship to Christ. He is the King and we are the subjects; He is the Shepherd and we are the sheep; He is the Head and we are the body. One of the best metaphors is the one Christ Himself used in John 15:1-11, where He is the Vine and we are the branches: I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, ...
You Will Be Baptized with the Holy Spirit
Post Date: 2015-10-23 02:06:53 by redleghunter
And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, You heard from me, for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:45) We saw last week from verse 1 that the first volume of Lukes two- volume work, the Gospel according to Luke, dealt with all that Jesus BEGAN to do and to teach (Acts 1:1), which implies that the second volume, the book of Acts, will deal with what Jesus CONTINUES to do and to teach. The book of Acts is not only the acts of the apostles, but the acts of the risen, living Jesus. Then we noticed that ...
What Jesus Did After the Beginning
Post Date: 2015-10-19 23:55:53 by redleghunter
In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God. I am glad that God puts it in the heart of some doctors to do more than medicine. Every doctor I know in this church has dreams bigger than mending bodies and making bucks. I thank God for that. But the doctor I am most thankful for in all the world is the doctor called Luke. In Colossians 4:14 Paul calls him "the beloved ...
The Origins of the King James Bible [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-10-17 05:19:05 by Willie Green
A handwritten draft of the world's most famous bible has been discovered in England When an archive yields an unexpected discovery, it's usually cause for celebration. But when that discovery involves the world's most famous bible, scholarly excitement mounts to ecstastic levels. The earliest known draft of the King James Bible has been unearthed at the University of Cambridge, writes Jennifer Schuessler for The New York Times, and its being lauded as a critical find for historians. The draft was discovered by Jeffrey Alan Miller, an American scholar conduct in the Cambridge archives. It contains the handwriting of dozens of authors, ...
With Russian & Iranian forces now engaged in combat in Syria, people are asking, “What is the War of Gog & Magog?” Here’s the answer, Part One.
Post Date: 2015-10-08 14:30:25 by redleghunter
(Istanbul, Turkey) With Russian and Iranian military forces now cooperating together and engaging in combat in Syria, just miles north of the border of Israel, people are asking me a lot of questions. Among them: Is there any significance to these developments in light of Bible prophecy? Do these events have anything to do with the prophecies found in Ezekiel 38 & 39? Are recent events setting the stage for the fulfillment of what Bible scholars call the War of Gog & Magog that is supposed to take place in the End of Days? Last Friday night, I addressed the topic of Apocalyptic Islam at a conference in Toronto, looking at how Shia and Sunni ...
Instead of “What would Jesus do?” how about
Post Date: 2015-10-06 09:11:03 by BobCeleste
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Instead of What would Jesus do? how about What would king David do? All to often I hear men, especially men who profess to be both Christians and Patriots saying What would Jesus do? There is a major problem with that question, the problem is this: Jesus is God Almighty, you are not. You are a man, a creation, not God. So, let me suggest a better, a more appropriate question for you to ask yourself when dealing with a crossroads, a problem, a decision. What would King David do. What would King David do to the members of the US Supreme Court? What would King David do to the corrupt US Congress? What would King David do to the ...
Moses Was Tripping, And Other Scientific Explanations For Biblical Miracles
Post Date: 2015-09-29 08:26:04 by cranky
God appears to Moses as a burning bush, as depicted by Eugène Pluchart in 1848. (Image: Hazhk/WikiCommons Public Domain) Thomas Jefferson was a great fan of Jesus. The author of the Declaration of Independence called the Son of God the greatest of all the Reformers," a font of "eloquence and fine imagination," and the author of "a system of the most sublime morality which has ever fallen from the lips of man." He wrote of him often, and tried to keep his teachings in mind. But there was one catchJefferson didn't think Jesus was the son of God. Indeed, he didnt believe in miracles at all. So for a couple of evenings in February of 1804, ...
Letter to Pope Francis -- It is not a miracle that 575 of us in Milwaukee came forward [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-09-25 10:51:14 by GrandIsland
September 23, 2015 Pope Francis Apostolic Palace 00120 Vatican City Dear Pope Francis, I am one of 575 victims of childhood rape, sexual assault or abuse by clergy who have worked in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee who have filed cases seeking restitution from the church in US Federal Bankruptcy Court. I am writing to you on our behalf and on behalf of our families. Every rape or sexual assault of a child is a double act of theft: first it steals the body and then it steals the voice. Seeking justice as adults through our courts for the crimes that were committed against us as children is an effort by us to restore both body and voice. That is why we were cheered when, early in your ...
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Post Date: 2015-09-18 09:03:20 by redleghunter
The two most important things in our holy religion are the life of faith and the walk of faith. He who shall rightly understand these is not far from being a master in experimental theology, for they are vital points to a Christian. You will never find true faith unattended by true godliness; on the other hand, you will never discover a truly holy life which has not for its root a living faith upon the righteousness of Christ. Woe unto those who seek after the one without the other! There are some who cultivate faith and forget holiness; these may be very high in orthodoxy, but they shall be very deep in condemnation, for they hold the truth in unrighteousness; and there are others who ...
Fuller Seminary Takes a Stand
Post Date: 2015-09-11 14:48:03 by redleghunter
Fuller Seminary decided not to offer tenure to a New Testament professor, J. R. Daniel Kirk, whose view of marriage does not comport with Jesuss view. Although a decision such as this is never made happily or easily, I am grateful for the courage of senior faculty at Fuller Seminary in asserting the importance of a stance on sexual ethics that Jesus clearly regarded as foundational: a male-female requirement for sexual relations (Mark 10:2-12; Matt 19:3-9). Had Fuller set a precedent of embracing faculty whose position toward sexual ethics was so at odds with Jesuss own, it would soon have ceased to be an evangelical institution. For an account of what happened, we have to ...
Post Date: 2015-09-10 14:56:34 by redleghunter
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Who are the Essenes?
Post Date: 2015-09-05 18:06:16 by CZ82
Essenes ESSENES s enz (ÃÃ·½¿¹, ÃÃ±¹B¿¹). A Jewish religious group which flourished in the 1st cent. b.c. and the 1st cent. a.d., and which formed the third important school of thought in the time of Christ (with the Pharisees and the Sadducees). Outline 1. Name. The meaning of the name has been much debated. The E Aram. term hssyâ, pious has been suggested as a possible origin, while other derivations have been seen in terms of the Gr. ¿Ã¹¿Â, G4008, holy, ¹Ã¿Â, ...
How long will it be ere they believe me?
Post Date: 2015-08-27 08:17:32 by redleghunter
How long will it be ere they believe me? Numbers 14:11 Strive with all diligence to keep out that monster unbelief. It so dishonours Christ, that He will withdraw His visible presence if we insult Him by indulging it. It is true it is a weed, the seeds of which we can never entirely extract from the soil, but we must aim at its root with zeal and perseverance. Among hateful things it is the most to be abhorred. Its injurious nature is so venomous that he that exerciseth it and he upon whom it is exercised are both hurt thereby. In thy case, O believer! it is most wicked, for the mercies of thy Lord in the past, increase thy guilt in doubting Him now. When thou dost distrust the ...
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