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  • Top Divinity Schools: Use Gender-Neutral Language to Refer to God

    01/16/2017 7:27:31 PM PST · 20 of 29
    chuckles to marshmallow
    This is a copy of the notes I used last week for a message I gave at church.

    Idols, Carved Stone, Wood, and Hearts Exo 20:3 You shall have no other gods before Me. Exo 20:4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; Exo 20:5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, Exo 20:6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Exo 20:7 "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

    Lev 19:12 And you shall not swear by My name falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. If we look at the verses right around Lev 19:12, we see He is commanding that if we take His name that we act like we are His. If you call yourself a Christian, there should be evidence that you are a Christian. It’s not about cursing. There are plenty of verses in Scripture about a filthy mouth and profane language.. Lev_19:4 'Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves molded gods: I am the Lord your God. Lev_26:1 'You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God. Lev_26:30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you. Deu_29:17 and you saw their abominations and their idols which were among them--wood and stone and silver and gold); Deu_32:21 They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; They have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them to anger by a foolish nation. Romans 10:19 refers to this verse and tells us it prophesied of the Jews being taken over by Gentiles and of the enslavement of Israel by Rome due to their idol worship. God takes this very seriously.

    Psa_31:6 I have hated those who regard useless idols; But I trust in the Lord. Psa_96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens. Psa_97:7 Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods. Psa_106:36 They served their idols, Which became a snare to them. Psa_106:38 And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with blood. Psa_115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men's hands. Psa_135:15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men's hands. Isa_2:8 Their land is also full of idols; They worship the work of their own hands, That which their own fingers have made. Isa_57:13 When you cry out, Let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carry them all away, A breath will take them. But he who puts his trust in Me shall possess the land, And shall inherit My holy mountain." Jer_18:15 "Because My people have forgotten Me, They have burned incense to worthless idols. And they have caused themselves to stumble in their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in pathways and not on a highway, Eze_6:4 Then your altars shall be desolate, your incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. Eze_6:5 And I will lay the corpses of the children of Israel before their idols, and I will scatter your bones all around your altars. Eze_6:6 In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, so that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, your idols may be broken and made to cease, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. Eze_6:9 Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations.

    I’m sure many here are saying, “Boy, I’m glad I don’t worship any idols.” I would hope that none here would have some sort of statue they kneel before thinking they are connected to God somehow. Many, even today, kneel before statues of men and women thinking God will hear them. The God of the Bible, The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has already given us that answer in the letters to Timothy. But each of us needs to take stock in just what we do believe. Have we carved out a God in our heads that accepts gay marriage? Do we have in the back of our minds that abortion is now not murder? Is that god we’ve made acceptable somehow to the God of the Bible? Is having sex outside of marriage somehow ok today because “everybody does it”? If God knew you from the foundation of the world, how is it you are just a blob of tissue until you take your first breath? If we still think God doesn’t care about babies, read Psalm 139. If we think God is ok with sodomy, read Leviticus 18:22-30. What we are doing is disagreeing with God and making up our own god that is sort of close to the God of the Bible, but more to our liking. You don’t have to have a carved stick hidden in a cubby hole in the den to be worshiping idols. How is it any different with women throwing their babies in to the fires of Moloch, and a woman having an abortion? What do we believe changed God’s mind about homosexual behavior from Sodom and Gomorrah to today? Yet whole denominations today are embracing gay marriage thinking God made a mistake. I can’t find one verse, not one, NT or OT, which says sodomy, is ok, yet here we are today. Many women today, even Christian women have had abortions. If you have repented, God is quick to forgive, but that means you must change your thinking also. You cannot continue to believe that abortion is somehow ok or you haven’t really repented, but are still making an excuse for something you regret. Romans 1:32 speaks to that. What we are doing is making and idol to put ahead of the God of the Bible. That is the textbook definition of an idol. Something we put ahead of God. God has given us instructions on what we should do and believe. It’s not vague, or impossible to figure out.

    1Co 10:14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 1Co 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. 1Co 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 1Co 10:17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread. 1Co 10:18 Observe Israel after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 1Co 10:19 What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? 1Co 10:20 Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. 1Co 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons. 1Co 10:22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

    When we take Communion, we are worshiping God. We are partaking of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God. When we go to a church that believes in gay marriage, or we vote for someone that wants it legal, what are we doing? Are we not taking God’s name in vain and sacrificing our vote to a false image of a foreign god? It’s not necessary that we carve a sick and fall down before it to worship a false god. Spiritually speaking we have already bowed down our hearts to god’s that bear no resemblance to the God of the Bible. In God’s eye, there is only the God of the Bible, and Babylon. Satan has been trying from the beginning of time to confuse the Word of God, to change it, or to just lie about it.

    Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, Rom 1:19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. Rom 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, Rom 1:21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Rom 1:22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, Rom 1:23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man--and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Rom 1:24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, Rom 1:25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Rom 1:26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Rom 1:27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; Rom 1:29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, Rom 1:30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Rom 1:31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; Rom 1:32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

    These people are changing evil to good and good to evil. You cannot make up your own doctrine and call it from God. The “lukewarm” Christians spoken of in Revelation 3:16 are what the church of today is becoming. God never changes and we can’t say “everybody does it”, or “Hey, it’s the 21st century”, and say we don’t have a different God than that found in the Bible. More and more we see a new doctrine that we don’t have to repent to be saved, Grace covers everything, and more freedom to believe what you want to believe. I believe that as the New Age religion evolves, the broad way is getting larger and larger. The narrow gate is the same as it’s always been.

    Younger Christians are being sold a bill of goods by the world that tells them that we are mean Pharisees that are too legalistic. Jesus didn’t come to do away with the Law, but to fulfill it. The Law is supposed to be written on our hearts now, not on tablets of stone, but it is still the Laws of God. By choosing to follow certain Laws and rebelling against others, you are still in rebellion and haven’t completely surrendered to Christ as Lord of your life.

    In Europe, some churches are reading verses from the Koran in their services. England is trying to decide what Koranic verses to read at the coronation of King Charles. I guess if we can accept abortion and sodomy, we can accept other Satanic teaching in church today. How far do we have to go to realize we no longer worship the same God Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob worshiped.

    Read Luke 14:26-33 God says to honor your mother and father and to love your wife so this must be speaking of something else. If you can’t put Christ first and believe and do what He says, then how do you get to call yourself Christian? Believing Christ is not optional. He hasn’t told anyone to believe what they want to believe.

    Joh 12:47 And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. Joh 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him--the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.

    1Ki_18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word. ---------------------------------------------

    The images of God we have carved out to worship vary all over the place, but one thing is certain, most don't resemble the God of the Bible. It shows how crazy we have become to argue over what "sex" God is.

  • Watch: Hairdresser Sets Fire to Straighten Hair

    01/13/2017 2:44:04 PM PST · 12 of 14
    chuckles to chuckles

    Reminds me of a story when I was about 17. I was adjusting the timing on my ‘67 Camero with the air cleaner off to get to the distributor in the back. I crawled up on the engine to get to it and then hit the throttle to test the advance. It popped back through the carb and caught my hair on fire. I lost my eyebrows and my hair was on fire and I didn’t know it till someone told me. I had to shave my head to get my girlfriend to kiss me. The smell was there for days.

  • Watch: Hairdresser Sets Fire to Straighten Hair

    01/13/2017 2:36:30 PM PST · 10 of 14
    chuckles to nickcarraway

    I bet his date loves the smell.

  • Colt is Bringing Back The Cobra in 2017!

    01/13/2017 2:27:10 PM PST · 19 of 31
    chuckles to NRx

    I still won’t buy S&W from back in the Clinton era. I sure won’t buy a Colt. Ruger better know where their support comes from or I will be throwing rocks instead of lead.

  • Report: Trump’s ‘Cadillac One’ Limo Will Be Equipped with Tear Gas Cannon, Shotgun

    01/12/2017 2:32:41 PM PST · 33 of 90
    chuckles to piytar
    There was a story a few days ago about a jogger finding a violin case with rifles and ammo in it in a park near the parade route. A closer inspection found more pistols and ammo nearby.

    Not a word about it since. Sounds like ISIS or BLM type attack was planned. Course today, it might be just fake news. Today who knows.

  • Happy 50th Birthday to KellyAnne Conway on Trump's Inauguration Day. Born January 20, 1967

    01/12/2017 10:50:54 AM PST · 6 of 10
    chuckles to tired&retired

    Jan 20, Trump will be 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old. Reckon he’s Gods man?

  • Vanity: I need stock recommendations for defense contractors

    01/12/2017 10:47:59 AM PST · 32 of 44
    chuckles to CGASMIA68

    I was just about to recommend going “all in” on LMT Jan 18 300 call options till you warned him this was a political web site. ;<) My philosophy has always been going out with your hair on fire.

  • Nude Transgender Children Campaign Battles Facebook Censors

    01/12/2017 10:19:42 AM PST · 24 of 44
    chuckles to Samogon
    Luke 17:26 speaks of the "days of Noah". Much of what we know about that time is that man was continually evil. One thing we forget is the covenant God made with Noah was the rainbow. As Satan is a liar and counterfeiter, what better sign to counterfeit than the rainbow for sodomites. The very next verse speaks of Lot being rescued from Sodom.

    Leviticus 18:22-30 speaks of what God would do to the Hebrews that allowed homosexuality to be legal in the promised land. For me, these verses suggest homosexual sin could be the breaking point for God's patience with man. As Noah is a picture of the New Testament Rapture, IMO, we could be Raptured at any time now. We kill our babies as they did with Moloch and Baal. Fornication is the norm with our children and adultery is commonplace today. We all see lying and thievery is rampant. Just run down the list of blasphemy, pride, idol worship, envy, ect, and you see there is none left to condemn today. They call evil; good, and of course they call good; evil. We see people confess they are church going Christians, yet their church is now doing gay weddings and they spout "equality" on TV and call believers bigots. The acceptance of sodomites in polite society could very well be the last sin accepted by the earth to shun God.

    As Noah was told to get in the Ark 7 days before the first drop of rain fell, the true church will not feel one second of God's wrath on the "earth dwellers". Lot was removed from Sodom 3 days before the first brimstone fell. God always saves His remnant before catastrophe falls.

    The question is, are we ready to go? Do we look back as Lot's wife did? We must long for His coming, even if it means our children and loved ones aren't saved. We can't carve idols in our minds, of a god that is not in the Bible. Most of us have a homosexual somewhere in our circle of family and friends or a woman that has had an abortion. We cannot side with the loved one over the Word of God and think we worship the same God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The whole point of salvation is to stop rebelling against God. We either choose God or choose the world. God will NOT accept the double minded, or the lukewarm. The parable of the 10 virgins( Mat 25) will determine who goes in the Rapture. many think the foolish virgins are lost people. As virgins are the church, that means they are church members. They weren't found "doing" what Jesus told His people they must do to be His wife. The servants spoken of in following parables are still servants, not lost people, but some fell short of the Commandment to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love their neighbor as themselves. I keep hearing we are not under the Law anymore. While we are NOT under the OT Law, That Law is now covered by the commandment Jesus gave us and has written it on our hearts. If we love Jesus with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, we will read His Word, pray His will, follow His instruction, and be working for Him in everything we do. We cannot follow His will if we do not love our fellow man as we would love ourselves. Many call themselves Christian today that have taken the Savior's name in vain. Taking His name in vain doesn't mean cursing. There are plenty of verses that speak on a filthy mouth or coarse language, but when we call ourselves "Christians", we must honor our "Husband" as we carry His name. When we rebel against something God has written in His Word, we dishonor Him and curse ourselves. No one forces anyone to Be called Christian, but when we take His name, we should at least believe what He says is true.

    If we somehow believe that God has changed His mind since Sodom was burned to the ground, we are making up our own god and worshiping the wrong god. God changeth not.

  • That Amazon Echo You Got for Xmas? Here’s Why the Cops May Want to Listen in on Your Recordings

    01/11/2017 11:26:06 AM PST · 59 of 59
    chuckles to chaosagent
    The data will not be on the Alexa, but in the cloud under your account. How much data can be stored in a couple of gigs of space?

    If the Alexa is "listening" for the command, "Alexa", can it not be transmitting ALL data to the cloud? Your Alexa is just another data collection device to feed info to Google, Amazon, or whoever the maker might be. I have NO doubt that the owner of the data is sifting your data to sell to someone else, also. Your Alexa is waiting for the command phrase to perform, but that has nothing to do with it listening to 100% of everything that is said.

    Ask yourself if it is connected to the internet all the time? Ask yourself if you believe if it is listening to every word that is said? Ask yourself if Google or Amazon uses data to generate money? What would you think if you were discussing a cruise with your spouse and the next thing you know you are covered with cruise adds on your phone and laptop? Have you ever looked at something on Amazon or Ebay and the next time you go to Drudge, there is that item with a button to go to on Amazon or Ebay?

    You have to look a little deeper than just saying the Alexa command and the device activating. You cannot deny it is listening to everything that is said. Why else would cops insists they get access to Alexa data about a murder?

    You have to ask yourself, would Bezos place a microphone in your home and not listen to it? Does he put cookies on your device to phone home right now? I've been told I have a tin foil hat several times, but I can tell you that later, it comes out I was right. I worked for SBC for 30 years and I knew years before it came out that the government was saving meta data on callers. I put the circuits in to make the fiber ring go to the government so they could break in to any conversation they wanted. It was discussed years ago that test centers were going to be moved to Mexico to fire us to save money. That was decided against because they could control our phone traffic from their government administrations. The next thing you know the same type circuits were routed to Virginia. Why would a Texas company be sending their data to Virginia? A few years later, Snowden happened. Data is the most valuable commodity today for commerce and governments. Amazon is no different. I would put it at about 90% that Amazon is storing all sounds the Alexa hears in the cloud. They would be foolish not to. For goodness sake, you car stores where you go, how fast you go, and saves it for people other than you to look at. "Smart" TV's, Toasters, Refrigerators, washers and dryers, will all soon be hooked to the internet. You are giving up everything for just a small convenience. Is it really worth it to have a refrigerator that will make a grocery list for you and listen to everything you say. How about getting health care from the government and the ice box tells on you that you ate ice cream last night? I look for any day now your cashier at Walmart to refuse to sell you ice cream because ObamaCare is paying for your Metformin. Their registers are connected to a network to order new inventory for Walmart, but could easily be monitored by the government or someone Walmart was being paid to allow to access. Data is a resource to be bought and sold.

  • Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview (Green, actually)

    01/10/2017 11:16:21 PM PST · 19 of 27
    chuckles to Dalberg-Acton
    I use Free Studio. It does about everything and it's free. The newer versions have stuff you have to UNCHECK before installing. It will hit on AV progs due to adware, but I just told it to remove and it works fine. This just happened the last year or so. Also Malwarebytes installs with the pay prog for about 30 days of nags, but eventually settles down.

    Another thing, I don't use Edge. IE is on your machine, you just have to find it and make a pin to taskbar Icon. If you can't find it, download it. Most of my surfing is on Pale Moon, a Fire Fox knock off. Depending on where I'm going and what I'm doing, I use Chrome, Fire Fox, Pale Moon, or IE. Pale Moon works good most places for me. I use IE and Real Player Download to download video easiest. You don't have to cut an paste with it, just click download and it works most places, not just Youtube.

  • Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview (Green, actually)

    01/10/2017 11:03:56 PM PST · 18 of 27
    chuckles to Dalberg-Acton

    If you use VLC( which I do), you need the version 2.2.3 not 2.2.4 or after. 2.2.3 will play all files I know of. The new version would not play mp4, m4p. I had to back up one version.

  • Jury sentences Dylann Roof to death for Emanuel AME Church massacre

    01/10/2017 3:29:07 PM PST · 57 of 64
    chuckles to ColdOne

    I tend to look at things in a spiritual manor. I can say without a doubt that this kid is possessed by demons. You can just look at his eyes and see he has something telling him what to do. He said he thought about it and almost changed his mind, but did it anyway. He has no idea about the gravity of what is about to happen to him. He doesn’t look like a tough guy to me. I think if a doctor looked at him he might make a case for some sort of mental illness, but the kid still just speaks like he’s possessed by something speaking things to him that he believes makes sense.

  • .357 Magnum vs 45ACP

    01/06/2017 11:22:11 AM PST · 56 of 80
    chuckles to taxcontrol
    I like your rules, but disagree with the FBI statistics. I watched a autopsy about 30 years ago on a homeless man while a medic in the military. He was shot in the head close enough to burn his hair, but it wasn't obvious why he was dead when we first got there. An X Ray showed the bullet about 2 inches into his brain high and to the rear of his ear. It was deduced that the guy was alive for several hours after he was shot. I put the .25 cal in the same bucket as the .32.

    Later I was GIVEN a .32 because I certainly would have bought one. I went out to the country to shoot it and stood about 20 ft from a light pole. I hit the pole about 3 out of 5 shots and all that hit were stuck on the surface of the wood. It's possible that I hit the pole more and the lead fell off the pole. I would rather have a .22lr than a .32 or .25. A .380 is the least I would carry for self protection.

    I agree that a hole of any size beats no hole, but a .32 needs to be within 5 ft and I'm not sure the guy would be knocked back with 3-4 shots.

    Your mileage may vary, but I just had a bad history with .32. If you were going to carry for self protection, a cheap .380 is no more money than a .32. I would even have to weigh a .32 if it were free. Why carry anything? A sharp stick might be better.

  • That Amazon Echo You Got for Xmas? Here’s Why the Cops May Want to Listen in on Your Recordings

    01/04/2017 7:37:26 PM PST · 57 of 59
    chuckles to chaosagent

    So what your saying is you believe everything they tell you?

  • That Amazon Echo You Got for Xmas? Here’s Why the Cops May Want to Listen in on Your Recordings

    01/04/2017 8:55:09 AM PST · 26 of 59
    chuckles to sheana
    I'm not sure you are right. From what I'm hearing, Alexa listens to EVERYTHING, and uploads it to the cloud. If you mentioned something in passing in range of it's hearing, it's recorded. The only time it responds is when you say Alexa, with a request. It still has everything you have said even if you weren't using it for a task. Amazon says it gets the data to serve you better. If you are talking about a gun, they may connect you with Cabella's.

    There is about to be a big push for refrigerators, washers and dryers, and many other appliances to do the same, so every house eventually will have this in their homes, AND CARS. I heard a talking head say, you mean I have to put the laundry in myself, but just speak to it to start the wash? She seemed perturbed that it would cost more but wouldn't put the clothes in for her. In a few years, it won't cost more and might even be required.

    There comes a point where common sense should take over and you just save your money and push the button yourself. I've already commented that I can't believe someone would buy an $80k automobile and then let it drive itself. I'll wager most people would get in the car and freak out if they let go of the controls and were going over 30 mph. Who wants a Tesla that goes 0-60 in 3 seconds and let a computer drive it? I can just imagine a driver yelling at his computer to floor board it to beat the idiot at the stoplight. Some cars won't even have steering wheels. We already have boxes under the seat that watch and record everything you do, including your GPS.

  • Ellen DeGeneres bans Kim Burrell after homophobic comments

    01/04/2017 8:07:22 AM PST · 63 of 73
    chuckles to jaydubya2
    I'll be giving a message this weekend about "idolatry". I assume the only people worshiping statues anymore are Catholic, and most have heard the sermons on money worship and others, but I want to get people to think about worshiping a god they have "carved" out in their minds. If you worship a god that allows sodomy or abortion, then you worship a god that isn't in the Bible. Making up doctrine to suit your emotions is no different than carving a stick and worshiping it. Fornication is still fornication even though it's the 21st century and "everybody does it". If man passes a law legalizing abortion and sodomy, we, as Christians, are required to adhere to the morals stated in Scripture.

    How many times have you heard someone say, "If your God sends my homosexual brother to hell, then I don't want any part of your God." The homosexual sends themselves to hell, Not God. We were ALL going to Hell before Jesus came. We MUST be watchful that we don't fall for false doctrine disguised as "Christ Like" doctrine. If a sodomite refuses to surrender to God, then they pronounce sentence on themselves. The Scriptures state that we will be judged by "The Word" of God. Since Scripture represents Jesus,( John 1:1) then we can use Scripture for teaching, reproof, and correction. God changeth not, ergo Scripture doesn't change.

    If you claim to follow Christ and make up some false doctrine, you have taken the Lord's name in vain. If my wife goes to the beer joint with another man and still calls herself my wife, she is soiling my name she took at our marriage. You can't worship a false god and call yourself Christian. God clearly stated that sodomy is an abomination and abortion is murder. Without repentance, you will be before your Lord and He will say, "I never knew you". Don't allow your emotions to lie to you and say this is what Jesus would do when He clearly stated He wouldn't. The god you are worshiping if you believe God changed His mind on Sodom and Gomorrah doesn't exist.

    Just as a further example of this, many churches in Europe are now reading Koranic verses in their "Christian" churches. They are discussing what Islamic verses will be read at "King Charles" coronation in England. This is calling evil, good; and good, evil. Isa 4:1 speaks about 7 women( the churches in Rev 2-3) that eat their own food( make up their own doctrine) and wear their own garments( self righteousness), but they want to be called Christians( as opposed to Satan worshipers) to avoid reproach.

  • Megyn Kelly Jumping from Fox News to NBC

    01/03/2017 10:54:05 AM PST · 74 of 194
    chuckles to bigbob

    I like Tantaros for her spot!

  • Megyn Kelly Jumping from Fox News to NBC

    01/03/2017 10:53:00 AM PST · 72 of 194
    chuckles to C19fan

    Welcome to oblivion!

  • "On the Eighth Day of Christmas: The Circumcision and Name of Jesus" (Sermon on Luke 2:21)

    12/30/2016 2:53:23 PM PST · 7 of 10
    chuckles to editor-surveyor

    No, Jesus is His Greek name.

  • Trump Inauguration to Have Less Pomp, Circumstance So He Can Get Right to Work

    12/30/2016 1:36:50 PM PST · 13 of 15
    chuckles to Engedi
    ..."Where are all our Patriotic country singers?"....

    I thought of that too, but I think People from New York don't think that way. If it's not Kardashians or Beonce, they don't think it's hip enough. The people that voted him in drink beer and listen to CW music. I pretty much listen to contemporary Christian music only now. I'm sure Charile Daniels band would play and a few others, but the left would just say it was a "B" lister over the top racist 80 year old was all he could get to sing the Devil went Down to Georgia. Trump is fighting a losing battle if he thinks he can go up against the MSM and then the entertainment industry and get a fair shake.

    If it were me,....I would put up about 12 Christian groups between some well know preachers and dare the MSM to say something and ask what do you have against God? They can't black ball Christians and God more than they already do.

    Another thing would be to, as soon as his hand comes off the Bible, have an aid hand Speaker Ryan a 3 inch binder and tell him to get started on this and there will be another one at 10pm that night. In the first binder would be the call up of the Nat Gd to go to the border and revocation of Executive Orders.

  • 1400 shocking years of Islam in 5 minutes - Muslims are scared of this!!!

    12/29/2016 9:53:12 AM PST · 16 of 16
    chuckles to fision
    I agree with you. They act on our ignorance. Ask anyone you know what the Quran says. They won't have a clue. They are busy listening to clerics of all stripes saying we all worship the same god.( even the pope)

    Any cursory knowledge of the Bible would recognize Satan authored the Quran. Hindu's have thousands of gods. What is similar about that? The effort Mohamed went to to make the Quran similar to the Bible was to fool people into thinking it was a legitimate religion. The giveaways come when they deny the deity of Jesus. They deny he even died on the cross to explain why he was seen after the Crucifixion. They have Adam and Eve, the Garden, Moses, and many more similarities. The treatment of Jesus breaks the similarities. There is no release from the law and no grace. There is no eternal security. When they die, it's a crap shoot if they make it or not. That's why they murder people to guarantee a place in paradise.

    People today don't even know what the Bible says, let alone the Quran. I'm sure if they did, there would be less cooperation with Muslims, ergo the title is true to a certain extent. "Fear" is a little over the top, but it sounds better than "Concern".

  • Johann von Staupitz (c. 1460-1524) on God’s eternal predestination

    12/28/2016 1:11:47 AM PST · 28 of 30
    chuckles to Greetings_Puny_Humans

    BTW, do a word search on “earth dwellers” and see what you get. We are “aliens” here. Sons of men cannot go to heaven, but we have been given the “right” to become “Sons of God” Sons of God are created by God. That would be angels, good and bad, Adam and Eve, Jesus, and Christians. God is Spirit and we must be born of the Spirit to be Sons of God.

  • Johann von Staupitz (c. 1460-1524) on God’s eternal predestination

    12/28/2016 1:05:43 AM PST · 27 of 30
    chuckles to Greetings_Puny_Humans
    I have a theory but I don't like to talk much about it because it always starts a flame war and I'm too lazy to answer more than a couple. Go back to Gen 6 and notice the " Sons of God" mated with human women. I don't want to start an argument but the Sons spoken of here are fallen angels. Forget the sons of Seth because they are sons of men. Just give to to me for the cause of discussion. God soon after flooded the whole world to kill everyone. Remember Noah was found perfect before God, but also found grace from Him. If perfect, why need grace? His genes were clean. God made several demands, especially from Saul to kill every man woman and child in a city. It is obvious that God found something wrong with the DNA of some people. Maybe this is a "mark" that God knows about and doesn't want in heaven. Remember, the challenge was already made in the garden to Satan that the seed of the woman would defeat Satan. Satan was busy always trying to break the line of Jesus to make God a liar. Having a corrupt DNA line would do it. Pharaoh killed all he babies trying to kill Moses and another attempt was made on Jesus.

    I believe there are some that will NEVER accept Jesus because it's just not in their DNA. They swing more to evil and Satan than people that have bypassed the genetic line of the fallen angels. Just a theory, but it might explain a lot.

  • Johann von Staupitz (c. 1460-1524) on God’s eternal predestination

    12/27/2016 5:06:20 PM PST · 18 of 30
    chuckles to Greetings_Puny_Humans
    If God is God, it seems natural for me that He knows those that will come to Him from the foundation of the world. never mind the obvious verses that state plainly that we are predestined, there are other verses that say similar things. Rev 6:10-11 comes to mind. If God knows the day and hour Jesus was to die on the cross, does He not know His own people and when they will come to Him? It's all planned out, it's been written down, and will happen just as it is written. If there was a "plan B", would that not mean God isn't God? The statement that Jesus made, "I am the Truth, The Way, and The Life" is literally true. When Jesus said "Lazarus is dead" in Luke 11:14 just after He told them Lazarus sleeps, which was true? Did Jesus lie? That's the reason Lazarus was left for 4 days and was stinking when Jesus chose to come "wake" him up. The Truth IS Jesus, not whether Lazarus was dead or not.

    People have fretted for some reason for centuries whether or not we are predestined to go to heaven or not. The Truth says we are "given" to the Father and He will not lose one of us. When we are "given" is up for discussion, but Scripture clearly says we were predestined.

    Now OTOH, the parable .....

    Luk 11:5 And He said to them, "Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves; Luk 11:6 for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him'; Luk 11:7 and he will answer from within and say, 'Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you'? Luk 11:8 I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs. Luk 11:9 "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Luk 11:10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

    These verses speak of a Christian witnessing to a lost brother and the friend is praying to God to give Him 3 loaves, The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. God has shut the door and His children are in bed. However, because the friend asked, He arose and gave him what he wanted. Now was the friend predestined or not? The God of the Bible would know the man would ask, and be ready to grant his prayer of salvation to his friend. Does our God know who will knock and seek? IMO, yes.

    Just another example, Noah preached repentance for 75 to 120 years, depending on what you believe, but no one went into the Ark but Noah and family. When Noah entered the Ark, it was 7 days till the rain started. Did anyone go in with him? Did anyone build their own boat to weather the storm? Clearly God either knew no one would come, or He controlled the people that wouldn't come.

    One thing to keep in mind while pondering these subjects is, God has NO time. He is the "I Am". He sees the beginning from the end. He knows the hour and minute of your birth and death. Now, does he predestine you, or does He just know the ending? It's the same result either way. He will not destroy the earth until all His children are in heaven with Him. Every last one. He knows who they are. Several verses speak about Jesus not losing one the Father has given Him. He already knows who you are whether you have repented or not. I was 43 when I became born again. Now that I look back, I can see God working in my life when I wasn't even living for Him, even to the point of saving my life when I shouldn't have lived to give me time to repent.

    I now ponder if the Holy Spirit is irresistible? If not, what took me so long to repent? I've come to believe He knew when I would come to Him and used circumstances to build my faith the way He wanted it. It's all about Jesus, otherwise we would boast. Even the measure faith we have is a gift from Him. We are empty, dead vessels and everything comes from Him. How could we every think we had anything to do with anything?

  • Reducing the Costs of Federal Worker Pay and Benefits

    12/24/2016 2:51:27 PM PST · 61 of 82
    chuckles to boycott

    How much skill does it take to watch porn all day and steal office supplies? I’ll bet good money we could cut 10% of the workforce and 10% of their salaries and we wouldn’t notice. I hope Trump looks in to farming out a bunch of gubmint salaries to people that work for half that much. Why pay $60k to file papers and run a copy machine? Whole agencies could be gutted if we tried.

  • 8 of Our Favorite Words Coined by Mark Twain

    12/24/2016 2:45:51 PM PST · 14 of 23
    chuckles to Tax-chick

    I ate slumgullion my whole life.

  • Donald Trump is SLIPPED a Secret Coin during "Handshake" (12-21-16)

    12/22/2016 12:28:10 AM PST · 27 of 53
    chuckles to jennychase

    I’m sure it’s a military coin, but Masons do the same thing. Is Trump a Mason?

  • 1958 Surplus Guns; Cheap for Good Reasons

    12/21/2016 9:12:47 AM PST · 39 of 46
    chuckles to Ruy Dias de Bivar

    Seems like a lot of expense and trouble to go to to have a Springfield 30.06. I’m sure the Springfield is used at 1000yds with few mods.

  • 1958 Surplus Guns; Cheap for Good Reasons

    12/21/2016 8:07:58 AM PST · 31 of 46
    chuckles to marktwain

    When I was about 12, I rode my Sting Ray bike with ape hanger bars down to Sears and bought a Mosin Nagant for $12. That was my deer rifle until it was stolen about 7 years later. It was accurate, but kicked like a mule with a steel butt plate. I rode home on the main drag in Texas City Texas with a rifle slung over my shoulder. Try to imagine a 12 yo with a rifle riding a bike down Main Street today. At the Army Navy store I could have bought a M1 Garand for $20-$30, depending on condition. 7mm Jap and Carcano’s were as low as $5. German 8mm were more money, but the American 30.06 was what sold the most. If I could go back with a little more money, the Garands and 30.40 Krags would get my money. I have a Garand for $600 about 20 years back, but have never found a good specimen of the Krag for a decent price. I’ve always loved the action of the Krag, but most have been cut up and cut off. The ones that haven’t been are just waaaay too much money.

  • A Closer Reading of Ban on Gay Seminarians

    12/20/2016 12:28:34 PM PST · 8 of 16
    chuckles to ebb tide
    ...."Pope Francis is a Jesuit first, a Catholic secondly."...

    Can't say it any better. Jesuit's have always put politics over Jesus. I believe they would commit murder, steal money, overthrow governments, and many other sins, just for an ideal communist government. Jesus is always somewhere down the list. Just get familiar with South American and Central American history.

    We would get all upset about some nuns getting raped and murdered with a couple of priests only to find out down the line that they were running guns and laundering money for some revolutionary to overthrow some dictator for some"ideal" of equality.

    If they would preach the Gospel and stay away from politics, the politics would take care of themselves.

  • Why Did the Second Person of the Trinity Become Incarnate Rather Than the Father or the Holy Spirit?

    12/20/2016 12:18:26 PM PST · 49 of 67
    chuckles to Mr. Douglas
    I was just responding to your statement that He wasn't without flesh. He has been forever, even before flesh.

    You are correct to think outside of time. I'm teaching right now about the spiritual world vs the fleshly world. We look at reality as being what we see and feel, but in God's world, He is reality.

    When God speaks, He speaks Truth and reality. You can be laying on a slab, dead as a mackrel with 7 doctors all agreeing and the machines are now turned off, and Jesus enter the room and say, "Rise and walk" and you will indeed rise and walk. Were the doctors wrong? Were they lying? NO, Jesus is Truth. We live in a supernatural world that we can't see without the Holy Spirit. When Jesus enters the room, scientist seem foolish. The things they count on mean nothing in the Spirit world.

    The point of the whole thread was why did Jesus have to be the one that put on flesh and died on the cross. To start with we must know that there is no difference between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They tell us over and over they are One, but speak as though they were separate. I have a voice in my head right now telling me what to type, but it's still me. I can carry on a conversation about what I should do this afternoon, but it's still me. Problems come when a demon tells me to do something against the Spirit that lives in me and I agree with him over the Spirit. The kind of perfection God is looking for is to have our Holy Spirit agree with Him and have control of our flesh and only do and think what we should do. Then we are "Christ like". God has no use for flesh in the Spirit world and He is Spirit according to Scripture. When He came to pay our sin price, he had to take on our form to pay it. Jesus was fully man and fully God while here.

    In the sacrificial world, the animal took upon themselves our sin when it was transferred to them by the priest and they were killed. That bought us another year until the sin price was paid again. Jesus transferred our sin to Himself and was murdered to pay for our sin once and for all time. The problem before Jesus was we had no pure sacrifice. No one was good, no not one. This was the principle behind throwing babies into the fires of Baal or Moloch. What can be more innocent than a baby? The story of Abraham and Issac demonstrated that God would have to provide His own Lamb to redeem His people. Jesus was our only hope. Jesus, the I Am, came from His throne to Mary and received His body from her. This fulfilled God's promise that Satan would bruise His heel, but He would bruise his head. Stan's time is coming and the blow will be from the right hand of Jesus on His white horse.

    My post was to remind that Jesus was only flesh for 33 years. Flesh cannot go to heaven. Flesh is for earth dwellers. Do a word search on "earth dwellers" in Scripture and you might find it interesting.

    The Spirit world is real reality for saved people. We are not from here. We are aliens in and alien land. What we are doing when we take communion with God is recognizing the sacrifice of the Son of Man, Jesus. The Son of God was always there, but to get this ordeal done, He had to lay down His flesh, or the Son of Man. Sons of Men CANNOT enter heaven. Only Sons of God can enter in. We have been given the right to become Sons of God by partaking in the death of Jesus.

    When you hear the argument about "Who killed Jesus, the Romans or the Jews?", You know they are lost because they don't understand that No one takes The life of Jesus, but Jesus laid it down for us. If you had no part in the death of Jesus, then you are self Righteous and can stand in judgement without Him. You won't make it. Our righteousness is as filthy rags to God.

    We needed a perfect man to die for our sins and only God could provide that sacrifice, so Jesus took on a man suit and went to the cross for His bride. Now we can go to Him and be like Him for we will see Him as He is. No flesh.

  • New stop-Trump plan: During a 90-second window on Jan. 3, Al Gore steals the House gavel; then . .

    12/20/2016 10:49:44 AM PST · 6 of 21
    chuckles to Sean_Anthony
    I've kept my mouth shut for quite awhile now, but let's get real for a minute. You can go to the point where the 2nd Amendment kicks in. If someone thinks they can run in and get the gavel and declare some drivel as true, I have no doubt that gun play would soon ensue. These rockheads are delusional but that doesn't protect them from lead poisoning.

    I can just see the keeper of the rules come out shaking his head saying, "You know, these guys just found a rule that no one can change, so it looks like Trump is not POTUS now." All of us would look at one another and say, "Guys, it looks like they got us with rule 7 article 5. I hope Democrats are looking and listening to what their party is saying right now. You have to be almost a 10 yo to follow their thinking.

    Just for those that don't keep up with these things, all we need is the Speaker of the House to push AlGore off the lectern and holler "King's X!" and that would negate rule 7 and Trump would still be POTUS.

    I'm rubber, you are glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.

  • Why Did the Second Person of the Trinity Become Incarnate Rather Than the Father or the Holy Spirit?

    12/20/2016 10:33:00 AM PST · 22 of 67
    chuckles to Mr. Douglas
    ..."Without the flesh, there is no Jesus. He was never “something else” before he was Jesus."...

    Wrong!

    Jesus is God. God is Spirit. Ergo Jesus is Spirit. You were spirit. God knew you before the foundation of the world.( you were spirit before birth) God put you in your mothers womb. You became flesh when you were conceived.

    Jesus was "put" in Mary's womb by the Holy Spirit to receive His fleshly body. Our bodies are described as "tent's, tabernacles, houses, temple's, vessels, ect. It is a place for our Spirit to be housed. There are many sightings of Jesus before Jesus. Melchizedek being one. He has no beginning and no end, he was the High Priest of God, before there were priests. He was the King of peace( Salem and other descriptors.) The Angel of the Lord ( capital "A") came to Gideon and Abraham. When you have an Angel say take off your shoes, you are on holy ground, that is Jesus. Angels that aren't Jesus even tell men NOT to bow to them. Angels that are seen by men have bodies, but I hesitate to call a glorified body "flesh". Flesh dies. Flesh is for Earth Dwellers. Jesus was flesh for 33 years and received a new glorified body. It was the same body seen on Mt of Transfiguration. I believe the Transfigured body is the Body he has in Heaven since the beginning. It does things flesh can't do,....like change into light.

  • Why Did the Second Person of the Trinity Become Incarnate Rather Than the Father or the Holy Spirit?

    12/20/2016 10:06:11 AM PST · 18 of 67
    chuckles to Salvation
    The reason Jesus became flesh was to pay our flesh sin debt for us. God is Spirit. We were made in God's image so God has a spirit, soul, and mind. God could not pay our sin debt unless a perfect One, without blemish, shed their blood for us. There was none without sin or God could have just said "So and so" is perfect, be like them" and God would not have had to give us His Son. No one was able to do that, so God provided the Lamb for the payment for sin.

    Now choosing the Spirit or the Father as the payment misses the point of God. They are ONE.

    John 1:1 tells us the Word was in the beginning, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In vs 14 we are told the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. If Jesus is the Word and the Word is God, then Jesus is God. Jesus said If you've seen Me, you've seen the Father. I and the Father are One.

    If I asked you if you ever hear voices speaking to you, or do you ever speak to yourself, you can start to imagine the spiritual world of God. Jesus was speaking to Himself when speaking to the Father. If you see me, you see one person, but I have a soul and spirit and a mind. It's not really that hard, but God looks at us in a different way than we do.

    In Eph 2, we are told Jesus is sitting, right now, at the right hand of the Father. A few verses later we learn that our spirit is IN the Body of Christ, in heavenly places. Our Spirit has been resurrected from death to life and is now abiding in Christ Jesus in heaven. The Holy Spirit is now in our hearts guiding us.

    Our flesh is dying and will die, but we will get a new glorified body. Our spirit is with Jesus in heaven, so the only think left is saving our souls. Our soul is what tells our flesh to do this or that to be happy, avoid death, basically stay alive. Our whole life we have lived by the edicts of our soul, she's pretty, make a pass, fornicate if possible, eat a pound of chocolate, steal money, ect. Now that the Holy Spirit is in us, we are required to submit our soul to the Spirit until the Spirit over rules the soul. If we could over rule our soul completely, we would be "like Jesus".

    God is the author and finisher of our faith, so He will finish what was started and we will go to heaven no matter where we are in our walk here on earth as long as we are overcoming the flesh. If we fall off the wagon and go back to the world, I can't say because He is the Judge of our hearts. The heart spoken of is NOT the blood pump, but the soul in us. If our souls are submitting to the Spirit then we are one with God, When it doesn't submit, how can we say we are one with God?

    God doesn't require perfection here on earth, That is what Grace covers, but that our hearts are changing to be more Christ like. He knows our hearts. He is looking for lovers of Him, not slaves.

    Explaining a Triune God is more accurate that explaining the Trinity. God is One in 3 parts, not 3 Gods separated from one another. We were created in God's image, but obviously God doesn't look like us. Explaining the spiritual world is like explaining the Grand Canyon to someone who has never seen it. Even a photo doesn't do it justice.

  • Fun fact: Kellyanne Conway will have turn 50 on January 20!

    12/20/2016 9:10:01 AM PST · 17 of 29
    chuckles to SoFloFreeper
    Little more trivia people might find interesting,....When Trump takes the oath on Jan 20, he will be 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old. This is the Jewish year of 5777. The constellation Virgo will have Jupiter in her "womb" for 10 months before it exits. The last time that happened was when Adam and Eve were in the Garden. Could this represent the "birth pangs" often mentioned in Scripture? Jupiter is considered the "king planet". Jupiter will exit Virgo on or about Rosh Hashanah 2017.( the Feast of Trumpets)

    Just sayin.

  • No One Knows the Day or the Hour and a Day as a Thousand Years

    12/19/2016 7:00:49 PM PST · 17 of 22
    chuckles to Mamzelle
    Your answer is the closest of the bunch so far. When Scriptures says no man knows the day or the hour, it refers to a Jewish wedding custom. After all our Lord is getting married and is Jewish. Keep in mind the Rapture and the 2nd coming are 2 different events. The Rapture will happen in some Feast of Trumpets in the future.

    1Th 5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 1Th 5:2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 1Th 5:3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 1Th 5:4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 1Th 5:5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 1Th 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

    The Jews he was talking to knew what he was talking about, but gentiles might not. "Thief in the Night", "last Trump", and other sayings are Jewish and they would understand, just as an American would understand "Turkey Day" as Thanksgiving, but someone from China may not.

    After the Bridegroom purchased his bride, he went to his father and they built a room onto his fathers house for the new couple to live in. He would also build a shack, or temporary building to consummate the marriage on the wedding night. When the father looked at the shack to see if it would hold up in weather and keep their privacy, the father would say "Go get your bride". This day will happen on some Rosh Hashanah, or Feast of Trumpets.

    You are correct that the "day as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day does refer to the 6 days of creation and the day of rest at the end. This is also why the Menorah has 7 lamps. The non believers make this statement to say that God's day can be millions of years. I say this fiction is a sign the person's faith is faulty calling God a liar. God even went to the trouble to explain,..."The evening and the morning was the first day". He repeated this over and over for each day to emphasize each day was a day. If you ascribe to the belief that nothing is too hard for God, then what's the problem? If Jesus can rise from the dead and Lazarus can rise from the grave, why such doubt about God creating the universe in 6 days? This is one of those things that requires faith. You cannot please God without faith. He tells us Hos ways are NOT our ways. If you limit God to what you think He can do then you have invented an idol in your mind that might as well be a carved stick or stone carving to worship. Scripture is very plain in what God did and how long it took. Would God lie?

    The word used in 1Thess 5:1 for seasons is not summer, winter, fall, ect, it's "moed" or "rehearsal". In Lev 23, God spells out "The Lord's Days"( notice He didn't say Jewish Holiday's), to spell out the prophesies He will fulfill for His people. The "Thief in the night" references has to do with the "High Priest" ( Jesus in this case) will come in the midnight hour and anyone found sleeping that should be awake will lose their garments and they will be naked as the High Priest throws there garments in the fire. All the Jews study these holidays at least a month before they happen so they would know all these references.

    One defeatist principle is saying no one can know the day or the hour, so they won't even study Scripture thinking that can know nothing about what's coming even though Scripture commands that we be looking for His return.

    Now the "Bride will be taken up into the clouds at the Rapture for the marriage Supper of the Lamb for 7 years.( I'm a pre-tribber) Rev 4:1 tells John to "Come up here" and The "Lamb" has NOT opened the first seal yet. We are told we are NOT the children of wrath. We may die of cancer or war, but we won't suffer God's wrath. His wrath starts with the first seal. After 7 years of seal opening, trumpet blowing and bowels pouring, Jesus comes back with the saints to defeat the armies of demon filled soldiers coming against His people in Jerusalem. That's the second coming and the next day, He will set up in Jerusalem to rule and reign for 1000 years, as has been promised forever. When that ends, He burns the place down and we are shuttled into a new earth and a new heaven with a new Jerusalem.

  • Rob Bell's "Love Wins" and the Biblical Doctrine of Hell

    12/19/2016 9:58:46 AM PST · 66 of 66
    chuckles to Persevero
    Before the cross, men got to heaven just as we do today,...Belief in a savior to come purchase them and pay their sin debt. Even just reading Genesis and believing that "her seed" will bruise his head" was enough to dream of a coming Savior to pay the debt caused by Satan in God's Garden. Faith is what saves you. The OT had more than enough information to indicate a Savoir would come. Faith in that concept was enough to save you. The trouble with Jews today is they missed the real Jesus and will accept the Beast while looking for the first. They will be left behind to experience the Beast's rule until Zech 12:9-10. All that are "left behind" will have the chance to repent and choose salvation,...they just have to refuse the "mark" and loose their life for Jesus. The people that were Raptured lost their flesh life in the Baptismal pool when they were saved. There will even be punishment for those in the pews that "just got wet".

    To live for Christ is different than knowing about Christ.

  • Rob Bell's "Love Wins" and the Biblical Doctrine of Hell

    12/19/2016 9:34:56 AM PST · 65 of 66
    chuckles to count-your-change

    A parable doesn’t use real names. A name denotes a real person in real circumstances for Jesus and/or the Holy Spirit. Another hint comes when Scripture mentions “a certain man”. That is the Holy Spirit mentioning a real person experiencing a real situation. IMHO, Jesus was relating to a real “Lazarus” stuck in a real situation that He witnessed.

  • Is There A History of Electors Being Threatened and "In Play" Like This?

    12/15/2016 10:05:56 AM PST · 22 of 29
    chuckles to rhett october
    I'm 65 and this subject comes up most elections. Students today aren't taught that we are a republic and what that means. Every day, all day, we hear that we are a democracy. I was taught that democracy is mob rule. 50+1 will get slavery reinstated with that philosophy. You must be taught the advantages of a republic to even want one today. Another "quote" that was preached to me from birth was "Government" is force. Why would anyone ever want to be forced into everything they do. Another was Socialism doesn't work,....ever,....anywhere. We have spent 100 years with Social Security and every couple of years, we have to "save it". People still say it's successful knowing it's going broke, can never be "fixed" and forever will be in jeopardy. Medicare is another "successful" socialist program that is even "broker" than Social Security. It makes up 3/4 of the nations debt and can never support itself so Obamacare is needed to fix our medical problems. All this pain and misery could have been avoided by listening to my 6th grade Social Studies teacher back in the '60's.

    A quick diagnosis of this election will show that all the under 35, dope head, queer, flag burning, baby killers live in NYC, California, Chicago, Detroit, and a sprinkling of other counties throughout the US. If we lived in a democracy, Kansas and Arkansas would never have a say in anything. When things get to that point, the guns and ammo break out every time. If the collection of idiots all live in a couple of states, the others have no choice but to change things.

    Under normal circumstances, most states are 51/49% and the electoral college matches the popular vote. When you have several states that have 60+% of one party win the vote, it will skew the popular vote vs the college. If 90% of Detroit votes Dem, it can skew the vote for MI for decades. What does South Dakota see in Republicans, Detroit cannot seem to fathom? The fact that Detroit has more voters than the whole state of South Dakota would mean S. Dakota would never get what it wants. If the Electoral College went away, all our presidents would be from Chicago, NYC, or LA.

  • Fentanyl is not a problem. Drug laws are the problem.

    12/15/2016 8:12:34 AM PST · 36 of 105
    chuckles to Kaslin
    Ahhh, Libertarians raise their ugly head again. A libertarian is just a fiscal conservative wanting a tax cut with no morals. It will always resort back to legal drugs, buggery in the bedroom, and I don't care about your kids as long as I can get high. My daughter is a cop. Please don't fall for this crap until you speak to a cop. They are the ones watching the bodies stacking up as this guy sits in his ivory tower having a toot.

    OTOH, ask a senior how their arthritis is doing with no Vicodin now, because the regulators try to stop illegal drugs through regs, the doctors can't prescribe to their patients. I seem to remember pro aborts saying they don't want the gubmint between the woman and her doctor, but everything else seems to be that way today except infanticide. You can murder your baby without any oversight to keep you from getting stretch marks, but someone will be forced to a wheel chair due to pain because the strongest thing they can get is extra strength Tylenol.

  • NY: More Fruit of Caetano: Ban on Stun Guns Challenged

    12/14/2016 3:14:18 PM PST · 2 of 8
    chuckles to marktwain

    unless it’s been sawed off below 18 inches.

  • Need to find a video downloader program compatible w/ VLC

    12/14/2016 1:00:40 AM PST · 40 of 47
    chuckles to TheCipher

    I have “mint” on a usb drive and can boot to it and see the hard drive from there. That way you don’t have to have a bunch of adapters. If the MB is bad you can remove the drive and put it into a desktop SATA connection. Even if the drive is messed up and can’t boot, you can still usually find the video files and other docs and offload them from the mint usb as long as the drive spins.

  • Need to find a video downloader program compatible w/ VLC

    12/13/2016 11:34:28 PM PST · 38 of 47
    chuckles to FreedomStar3028

    He’s talking about downloading the video to his hard drive to keep it or send it. You may want to watch it off line.

  • Need to find a video downloader program compatible w/ VLC

    12/13/2016 11:32:51 PM PST · 37 of 47
    chuckles to txnativegop

    You can use Real Downloader if you use Windows Internet Explorer. It won’t work on Firefox and others. You can use Free Studio to download from YouTube on any browser. make sure you have version 223 for VLC or it won’t play newer files. I had to back up from version 224 back to 223 and don’t accept anymore upgrades.

  • Need to find a video downloader program compatible w/ VLC

    12/13/2016 11:29:05 PM PST · 36 of 47
    chuckles to txnativegop

    The VLC problem is from the last upgrade. Back up to version 223 and you can play the mp4, m4v, ect files that have quit playing on the new VLC.

  • Pro-Life Ted Cruz brokering Trump deal for Supreme Court

    12/12/2016 10:30:54 PM PST · 17 of 107
    chuckles to 2ndDivisionVet
    Are any posters here from Texas? Cruz will win in a heartbeat here. Everyone here seems to think Cruz has some sort of problem from the election. He came in a strong second. He is smarter than Trump. He has the Constitution memorized. He fulfills every requirement of FR on the Constitution, yet people here revile him. He can be a Senator or a Scotus. I would be pleased if he was Scotus. He has been a damn good Senator for Texas so far. Either way America wins.

    He will be positioning himself to run in 2020 however. When Trump gets cornered over the next 4 years, we will need a conservative to run next time. Unless of course you all want Jeb! to run again.

  • White House suggests Trump benefited from Russia hacking

    12/12/2016 11:26:33 AM PST · 37 of 81
    chuckles to TigerClaws
    I've tried over and over to figure out what Russia could do to rig the election. Hacking email is done daily on all sides. Releasing it,...shouldn't have written it on an insecure server. Fake News? MSM does it every day all day.

    If they had some sort of way to access vote totals, that's something else. On;y problem is they aren't available on the internet until after they are counted. Easily refuted.

    I don't get ti!

  • Moment documentary maker 'is punched, kicked and choked by five migrants' (Sweeden)

    12/12/2016 8:03:55 AM PST · 11 of 12
    chuckles to TigerClaws

    What bugs me is pretending this is only in Europe. We have zones here in America where cops won’t even go. Dearborn MI comes to mind. There are vids of people getting stoned and beaten here in America. Other no go zones are common in black neighborhoods in large cities. They have been around for decades now.

  • Does the POTUS have access to all classified information(vanity)

    12/10/2016 12:41:29 AM PST · 21 of 81
    chuckles to Pontiac

    Reminds me of the movie “Independence Day” where the POTUS didn’t know what was going on at area 51. If you don’t know to ask, they can’t lie to you. I always love some weird named program with a budget of $20 billion, but nobody can say exactly what it does. It gets funded every year and nobody knows what’s in it.

  • Boom: Surge in support for keeping Electoral College

    12/06/2016 8:51:32 AM PST · 40 of 56
    chuckles to GonzoII
    The problem here is kids aren't taught history anymore. We are a democratic republic, not a democracy that is repeated over and over by almost everyone. A democracy could decide by 50+1% that we will return to a slave owner nation. It was explained to me in grade school as "mob rule".

    Then they spent much time using examples how people in Kansas or Rhode Island would NEVER get anything they wanted due to their population. All the politicians would spend their time and money in NY and California with a few visits to NJ or Chicago and Texas.

    If you can imagine many of these red states today losing on every issue all the time to ideas common in NYC and San Francisco, soon you can imagine the guns coming off the mantle to demand representation on some issues. Just because people with weird ideas seem to congregate in NYC and Ca. doesn't mean they should have more influence in the rest of the country. Why give Washington DC any representation with over 90% voting Dem every election. They vote Dem to grow government and keep their jobs. If a majority of homosexuals live in Ca. then don't be surprised Dems win by a large margin each election. People in the Bible belt would never get anything they wanted. You could teach the advantages of the EC for a week in public school and fix the misinterpretation of the reason we have electors elected to represent us each Federal election.

    In fact, one of the wrong moves we have done over the years is have direct election of Senators. The purpose of states choosing Senators was to have states wishes recognized somewhere. The House was designed to have the people represented by their choice, but the Senate was supposed to have the chore of representing the rights of the state.

    The way things are right now, if there is any changes, right or left, the chance of violence is increased. The Constitution is the touchstone we go to to pay homage to the past and the bond made with our Government 227 years ago. It has served us well for a long time and it should be difficult to change. I think all of us at some time or another has taken thought of some invisible "red line" they would NOT cross and be forced to take up arms. I think changing the EC might be one of them as deleting it would relegate the majority of states opinions to the waste basket forever. The only remedy after that would be force and bloodshed.

    Looking at other direct democracies throughout history will show they don't last a couple of decades before large changes must redesign the government. A republic allows you to design just laws for everyone, that are approved by a majority, that everyone MUST follow, instead of passing laws like ping pong balls changing in the wind depending on who is elected at the time.