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Posts by DouglasKC

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  • What's It Like to Have Perfect Pitch?

    11/23/2014 8:01:06 PM PST · 72 of 72
    DouglasKC to bgill

    I don’t know why but for some reason I never did the paper turning thing....I think I had a hard time learning how to make my letters and turning the paper would have been a complicating factor. Nice to know though.....though I rarely if ever write long hand anymore.

  • What's It Like to Have Perfect Pitch?

    11/23/2014 12:45:43 PM PST · 70 of 72
    DouglasKC to bgill; CharlesOConnell
    Also people with mixed-hand preference, the form of left-handedness that makes them write "scrunched-over",
    The "scrunched-over" doesn't happen if one simply angles their sheet of paper from the right-handed position at 10 o'clock to the 2 o'clock position. Opposite hand = opposite paper position. Simple. No brainer.

    As a left handed writer the scrunched over doesn't come from any "type" of lefthandness. I learned to write that way because writing normally with your left hand means you smear the pencil lead and/or ink with the edge of your hand if you're writing left to right. So to avoid it we needed to twist our hands up and around.

  • Marion Barry remembered for love of DC

    11/23/2014 9:02:12 AM PST · 9 of 25
    DouglasKC to artichokegrower
    And also his love of crack cocaine.

    Yah for sure...I understand the article is from San Francisco and they're trying to be charitable but most people know and remember him because he apparently was able to be smoke crack on camera and STILL be elected.

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/23/2014 7:28:34 AM PST · 117 of 117
    DouglasKC to Diamond
    Where is Christ now? When Paul refers to our body as an "earthly house" and a "tent", and says that while we are at home inside our bodies, we are absent from the Lord, and that he would rather depart and be with Christ, does that mean that Christ is in the ground where Paul would go to his grave?

    Christ went to the grave for 3 days and 3 nights and then was resurrected to glory. The same happens for us except we stay in the grave until Christ returns and then are resurrected to glory at his return.

    Joh 5:28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice
    Joh 5:29 and come forth— those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

    This matches with:

    Dan_12:2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt.

    Even if you think what Jesus taught in Luke 16 is merely figurative, or representative of something else, would Jesus teach something using an absurd example that had no connections with reality, was false and contrary to Scripture? That would be like Jesus saying that the Kingdom of Heaven is like a rock that a man threw in a cave and it grew up and became the greatest of all camels.

    Jesus did exactly that....he spoke in parables so that many would not understand. Lazarus and the rich man is a parable aimed at non-believers, Pharisees. Not at believers. In order to take it literally we would have to dismiss every other scripture (dozens and dozens) that refer to resurrections when Christ returns and death as sleep.

    There are aspects of salvation that are past, present and future. The last time and the resurrection of our bodies are aspects of our salvation that are in the future. However, Scripture also speaks of eternal life in the present, as a present possession.

    There are basically two aspects of salvation. Christ came the first time to "save" us from our sins. And he will come the second time to give Christians eternal life.

    Heb 9:26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
    Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
    Heb 9:28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

    Christ came the first time to take away sin. The second will be to give eternal life. It's a huge subject by itself.

    First time:

    Mat_1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."

    Often when God talks about being saved in the present tense in scripture he's referring to being saved from our sins...which belief in Christ should do for us. We're freed from sin.

    Rom 6:22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.
    Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Again Christ came the first time to save us from sin. He will come the second time to give Christians eternal life.

    In scripture, as far as I can tell, man never has a "spirit" other than the one given to Christians....the holy spirit. I guess Paul didn't get the memo: 1 Corinthians 2:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.

    The rest of the verses put this in better context:

    1Co 2:11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
    1Co 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
    1Co 2:13 These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
    1Co 2:14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    Paul isn't teaching that man has an eternal spirit here. Just the opposite. He uses the term "spirit" of man, spirit of the world, and natural man interchangebly to contrast it with the spirit of God. The natural man cannot comprehend spiritual things.

    Take care...

  • What is "Sin"? (Vanity)

    11/23/2014 6:41:16 AM PST · 41 of 96
    DouglasKC to BwanaNdege
    Biblically:

    1Jn 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgesseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.(KJV)

    1Jn 3:4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

    The "law" is God's moral laws, God's laws of love, which traditionally (until recently) have their written expression as the ten commandments.

    So sin is the violation of these laws. It can either be intentional or we can miss the mark unintentionally.

  • BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury Fails to Reach Decision on Indictment

    11/22/2014 5:52:49 PM PST · 133 of 151
    DouglasKC to Kaslin

    Hah...just a different way of saying he was NOT indicted.

  • Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO

    11/20/2014 8:40:17 AM PST · 22 of 26
    DouglasKC to ansel12
    "Frieden warned Thursday that without immediate, concerted, bold action, the Ebola virus could become a global calamity on the scale of HIV. He spoke at a gathering of global health officials and government leaders at the World Bank headquarters in Washington" Aids has killed about 36 million and is down to killing about 1.6 million a year now, you seem to think Ebola will reach 43 million by next year this time.

    No I keep saying it will IF nothing changes. And it will...

  • Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO

    11/20/2014 8:39:10 AM PST · 21 of 26
    DouglasKC to ansel12
    So you are predicting 43 million dead by next November, that is fewer than the predictions that run as high as 6 billion. How many Americans are you predicting?

    I'm not "predicting" anything. I'm looking at how may new people get infected and stating that if nothing changes this is what will happen. Verifying it is easy. Go back and look at the article i just linked to. A month ago there were around 8000 cases. A few days ago there were over 15,000. And remember this is under reported. Doubling every month.

  • Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO

    11/20/2014 8:19:09 AM PST · 15 of 26
    DouglasKC to ansel12
    You also might want to read this article from last month from the Washington Post:

    The Omninous Math of the Ebola Epidemic.

    I was being somewhat conservative in saying it's doubling every month. These guys said every 3 weeks.

    But of course this was written just before the czar started shaping public opinion....

  • Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO

    11/20/2014 8:09:03 AM PST · 13 of 26
    DouglasKC to ansel12
    So far it looks like the predictions of some posters that ran up to 6 billion by June of 2016, may have been too high.

    I'm not sure about those numbers but the rate of infections is till doubling every month and the death rate is still at 70%.

    That means if there's been 15,000 cases so far (and both WHO and the CDC believe this is underreported by a factor of 2 to 3 times) then in another month there will have been 30,000 cases.

    So by Dec 20, 30,000.

    By Jan 20, 60,000
    By Feb, 120,000
    By March, 240,000
    By April, 480,000
    By May 960,0000
    By June 1,920,0000
    By July 3,840,000
    By August 7,680,000
    By Sept 2015: 15,360,000
    By October 2015: 30,720,000
    By November 2015: 61,440,000

    At a 70% death rate over 43,000,000 will be dead.

    Again the rate of infection is at least doubling every single month...still. That hasn't changed. IF it continues this IS what will happen.

    The ONLY thing that has changed is that the Ebola "czar" has leaned on the press to make it not so scary. But math is math and there is still no cure and no vaccine. And the death rate is still 70%.

    It's not "predictions". It's not fear mongering. It's not alarmism. It's looking at the numbers, looking at the infection rates and extrapolating from there. If nothing changes this IS what will happen.

  • Unnngh..

    11/19/2014 6:15:53 PM PST · 3,848 of 3,852
    DouglasKC to nascarnation

    unngh...toward 4000 posts...

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/16/2014 7:12:33 AM PST · 89 of 117
    DouglasKC to Diamond
    I did NOT say "soul" and "spirit" are synonymous, only that the words in Scripture for "mortal" and "immortality" refer only to the condition of the body, never the soul or spirit.

    Thank you again for kind reply and the opportunity to study. I assumed that by saying that only the body is mortal that you were stating that the soul is immortal. I stated some proofs that the "soul" is not immortal. Sorry if I misread that.

    So when you speak of "immortal souls" to negate the truth of Scripture that death is NOT the cessation of all activity, awareness and consciousness, you are still not being precise with the language of Scripture.

    Well scripture certainly seems to indicate that death is exactly that...

    Ecc 9:5 For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten.
    Ecc 9:6 Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; Nevermore will they have a share In anything done under the sun.

    In fact death is compared to sleep multiple times...a cessation of conscious, aware activity.

    Eph_5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light."

    1Th_4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

    1Co_15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—

    There are many many more examples. All in all the clear message seems to be that we sleep in our graves until the return of Christ at which time, if we're Christian, are resurrected to eternal life.

    Your unstated assumptions seem to be that 'soul' equals physical life, and that 'life' refers to 'existence' while 'death' refers to 'nonexistence.' Yet the New Testament describes unbelievers while they were still existing in this world as 'dead' and believers as receiving 'life' at the moment of regeneration:

    I think we're operating within different frameworks. When I see the term "eternal life" and apply it to Christians I see a couple of things. First that eternal life is PROMISED to Christians and that true eternal lie occurs at the end of our faith, at the return of Christ:

    1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
    1Pe 1:4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

    Notice the language here. A hope, an inheritance that can't be corrupted (immortal), RESERVED in heaven. Something not yet here.

    1Pe 1:5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

    Salvation is revealed in the last time, at the return of Christ.

    1Pe 1:6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
    1Pe 1:7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
    1Pe 1:8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
    1Pe 1:9 receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

    The end of faith is the salvation of our souls...our lives. Notice that faith (at least here) is the faith that we will be given eternal life, or salvation at the return of Christ.

    And if it were just here that would be one thing. But it's repeated multiple times in much the same manner throughout scripture. One more example:

    Luk 18:29 So He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
    Luk 18:30 who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life.

    So true life, eternal lie, is a future promise to Christians.

    Your position (if I understand correctly) is that this eternal life is referring simply to the body and that our soul or spirit (your terms) are different matters. That they are in some way already eternal. We've seen that the english word "soul" is not immortal. In the new testament scriptures the word most often translated "soul" is the greek psuche (transliterated). It's the breath of life in both man and animal...basically the equivalent of the hebrew word. Mostly it's translated as soul. Sometimes as "life". But it's not eternal or immortal.

    As for spirit, in the new testament the word most often translated as spirit is "pneuma" (again transliterated). It's used in reference to the holy spirit as well as for unclean spirits, or demons. In other words, it usually denotes a type of existence, a different type of "body" if you will then our mortal flesh. On a different plane, one which is invisible to us in general. Pneuma can also refer to wind..which denotes something of which it's effects can be felt but which in general is invisible to us.

    In scripture, as far as I can tell, man never has a "spirit" other than the one given to Christians....the holy spirit.

    Again it goes back to what Paul said:

    1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
    1Co 15:45 And so it is written, "THE FIRST MAN ADAM BECAME A LIVING BEING." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
    1Co 15:46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.

    I also wanted to address "eternal life". In the verses you quoted where it mentioned "life", the term used was "zoe" which is life in general. However none of them say that Christians have ETERNAL life...or aionious zoe. It's an important distinction. Basically the scriptures are again affirming that we have eternal life promised to us. And that promise will be kept by God.

    Somehow somewhere along the way modern Christianity has gotten the idea that we are already immortal..whether it be a soul or spirit. We do have a "soul" but it's not immortal. We CAN have a spirit..either the holy spirit of God OR possibly an unclean spirit that resides in us. But we are not MADE a an eternal spirit until the return of Christ.

    Anyways I know this is long and yet incomplete so I apologize for that....

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/14/2014 8:25:05 PM PST · 74 of 117
    DouglasKC to Diamond
    In Scripture, mortal and immortality refer only to the condition of the body. It is the body that is mortal, never the soul, or spirit.

    Hello and thanks for your reply. In scripture, "soul" and "spirit" are not synonymous. A "soul", again based on scripture, is any living, breathing creature that has life whether it be animal or human.

    For example:

    Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

    This is the King James. But it's not the first instance of this word that's translated "soul" here. That actually occurs earlier...

    Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
    Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    The words highlighted above are the same word translated soul earlier...the Hebrew "nepesh". It means basically a living breathing creature. There is no immortality to it unless one believes that whales and other living creatures also have immortal souls.

    And a biblical "soul" can die:

    Eze 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

    The souls is basically another term for life. And the opposite of life is death.

    Another proof that a soul is not immortal is found here:

    Mat 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

    In this case Christ is saying as Christians, we are promised a resurrection. People can destroy our bodies, but life ultimately belongs to God. And God can destroy our souls, our life. So "soul" is not immortal. It's simply another term for physical life.

    "This mortal will put on immortality" is speaking of the resurrection of our body, not our spirit. A spirit cannot die. The term resurrection only applies to the body.

    That's not what Paul says. He makes it very clear.

    1Co 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.
    1Co 15:43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.
    1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
    1Co 15:45 And so it is written, "THE FIRST MAN ADAM BECAME A LIVING BEING." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 1Co 15:46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.

    Verse 46 confirms it. There is no eternal spirit FIRST. There is a natural body. When Christ returns Christians are given the gift of eternal life. That's the spiritual. The first body is mortal, natural. We die.

    Therefore 1 Timothy 6:16, referring to Christ, means the God/man alone has immortality as his nature, and being the firstfruit raised in the resurrection.

    1Ti 6:14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ's appearing,
    1Ti 6:15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
    1Ti 6:16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

    Since Christ has not returned with his gift of eternal life for Christians, nobody as of yet, except Christ, has eternal life or is immortal. Hence the statement: "whom no man has seen or can see". Because Christ hasn't returned yet to save our lives:

    Heb 9:28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

    Christ came the first time for the forgiveness of our sins. When he comes again, it will be to give us eternal life, to save us from permanent death....salvation.

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/14/2014 1:20:31 PM PST · 60 of 117
    DouglasKC to Elsie
    I guess that 'everlasting' fire will burn on without inhabitants then.

    Nope...people will burn up, be reduced to ash and stubble.

    Mal_4:1 "For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up," Says the LORD of hosts, "That will leave them neither root nor branch.

    Joh 15:6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

    But according to Jesus the everlasting fire is actually prepared for Satan and his demons:

    Mat 25:41 "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/13/2014 3:13:56 PM PST · 45 of 117
    DouglasKC to CynicalBear
    >>To think otherwise is to believe that we don't need Jesus to have eternal life which goes completely against scripture.<< No, it doesn't go against scripture. We have eternal "life" with Christ. They go to eternal torment/punishment. Atheists believe that life simply ends and their is nothing after this life on earth. They take your words and live it up now because they don't care to live eternally with God and have no fear of anything after they leave this life. Satan loves the "no eternal punishment" crowd.

    Satan loves the "You can have eternal life without Christ crowd" more. Besides disagreeing with scripture it gives rise to all kinds of heresy. Reincarnation for example.

    But the worst thing about it is that it takes away our freewill. It supposes that God creates us immortal and that our default position is to burn forever. Thank God that the God of scripture creates us mortal so that we're given the choice of life or death....death or life everlasting through Christ:

    Deu 30:19 “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;

    The choice has always been the same...life or death. Not life or life.

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/13/2014 2:53:34 PM PST · 43 of 117
    DouglasKC to CynicalBear
    Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. 2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction (olethros) from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; olethros - 3639 /ólethros ("ruination") however does not imply "extinction" (annihilation). Rather it emphasizes the consequent loss that goes with the complete "undoing." [http://biblehub.com/greek/3639.htm]

    Sure, it means DEATH. AS in no more life, as in no eternal life.

    Strong's Concordance and Thayer's Concordance:

    LSJ Gloss:
    ὄλεθρος
    ruin, destruction, death

    Strong's:
    ὄλεθρος
    a prolonged form); ruin, i.e. death, punishment
    Derivation: from a primary ὄλλυμι (to destroy;
    KJV Usage: destruction.

    Thayer:
    1) ruin, destroy, death
    1a) for the destruction of the flesh, said of the external ills and troubles by which the lusts of the flesh are subdued and destroyed

    Ordinary usage of the word (as well as John 3:!6 as well as Malachi as well as numerous other places) say that man is burned up destroyed, that he does not have an immortal soul, that we are mortal and that the gift of God is eternal life.

    To think otherwise is to believe that we don't need Jesus to have eternal life which goes completely against scripture.

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/13/2014 2:24:24 PM PST · 40 of 117
    DouglasKC to CynicalBear
    2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction (olethros) from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; olethros - 3639 /ólethros ("ruination") however does not imply "extinction" (annihilation). Rather it emphasizes the consequent loss that goes with the complete "undoing." [http://biblehub.com/greek/3639.htm]

    You're arguing against Malachi (and other scriptures) which clearly show that man is going to be burned up like stubble...into ash.

    In addition you're advocating that man can have immortality without receiving the gift of immortality from Christ.

    In addition Vine's Expository Dictionary says about oltethros says that it means "ruin, destroy, death, for the destruction of the flesh, said of the external ills and troubles by which the lusts of the flesh are subdued and destroyed"

    In addition:

    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

    The word translated "perish" means absolute destruction, to destroy full, to kill.

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/13/2014 2:09:43 PM PST · 39 of 117
    DouglasKC to CynicalBear
    >>"No rest day or night" is referring to later events of the wrath of God...in chapter 16:<< That doesn't work at all. The "events of the wrath of God" do not last "forever and ever".

    Neither does the wrath of God. Scripture doesn't say that the have no rest day or night forever.

    Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.

    It says the smoke ascends forever and ever. It doesn't say they have no rest forever and ever. You're reading that into the second part.

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/13/2014 12:32:29 PM PST · 36 of 117
    DouglasKC to CynicalBear; Yosemitest
    Rev 14:9 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,
    Rev 14:10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation.
    He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
    Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."

    "No rest day or night" is referring to later events of the wrath of God...in chapter 16:

    Rev 16:1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth."
    Rev 16:2 So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.

    The rest of the chapter shows how and why those who worship the beast have no rest day or night...it's because the wrath of God is poured out on them in the end time.

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/13/2014 11:56:55 AM PST · 32 of 117
    DouglasKC to CynicalBear; Yosemitest
    Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

    What is everlasting? The fire. Who was it prepared for? The devil and his angels...demons. Says nothing about man having eternal life BEFORE Christ grants it to us.

    Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

    Completely agrees with:

    Rom_6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    The penalty, the punishment, for sin is death. The gift of God is eternal life. Man does not have immortality without Christ. Yet many Christians say we don't need Christ for immortality.

    Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

    What goes up forever? The smoke. The smoke of their punishment. To believe that this is referring to immortal men being burned up pre-supposes that the rest of the bible is wrong. It's always been understood that the wicked are burned up, that they die:

    Mal_4:1 "For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up," Says the LORD of hosts, "That will leave them neither root nor branch.

    The wicked are burned to stubble. Little bits of ash.

    The bible is clear. Man is not immortal and cannot be immortal or eternal without going through Christ...without being a believer in Jesus Christ.

  • Effort to block Obama's immigration executive action gains momentum

    11/13/2014 7:09:17 AM PST · 12 of 25
    DouglasKC to Cincinatus' Wife
    "Senate Democrats would surely block such a bill and could therefore pose a risk of another government shutdown."

    And I have no doubt the press will assign the "blame" for the "shutdown" to Democrats....right.

  • GOP senator asks hearing witnesses what 'Ebola czar' has been doing (Ron Klain has no authority)

    11/13/2014 6:22:12 AM PST · 22 of 33
    DouglasKC to Whenifhow

    His job description is simple: Use the perceived power and authority of the White House to lean on the press to not make so much of that pesky Ebola virus that is raging out of control, kills 70% of everyone who gets it, is spread like the common cold, and for which there is no cure.

  • Can someone explain, in plain English, what 'NET NEUTRALITY' means?

    11/13/2014 6:16:59 AM PST · 25 of 94
    DouglasKC to maineman
    "Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication."

    Now that sounds great in theory. But in reality it's an attempt by the federal government to control the content of the web and enforce it's standards of right and wrong over content. Think PBS. Think "fairness doctrine" by the FCC before Reagan. Think of TV and radio before Rush. Think of an internet where we're taxed to death and where non-leftist or anti-leftist content is eliminated.

  • Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

    11/13/2014 6:10:08 AM PST · 22 of 117
    DouglasKC to GonzoII
    Of course when the bible is ACTUALLY consulted one very quickly sees that there is no such thing as an immortal soul:

    1Ti 6:13 I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate,
    1Ti 6:14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ's appearing,
    1Ti 6:15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 1Ti 6:16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

    Nobody has immortality except Christ.

    Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, Joh 3:15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
    Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

    The choices are "to perish"...and the greek means to be fully destroyed...versus "eternal life". Immortality. Man without Christ does not have any kind of eternal life nor immortality.

    1Co 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—
    1Co 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
    1Co 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

    A mortal can only put on immortality when Christ returns, at the last trumpet.

    There is no "natural" immortality. For Christians the doctrine of the immortal soul WITHOUT Christ should be seen as blasphemous for it proposes immortality WITHOUT Christ.

    Rom_6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Eternal life, immortality, is a gift from God. Not accepting that gift means that one is NOT immortal.

  • Another Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

    11/11/2014 6:57:03 PM PST · 2 of 3
    DouglasKC to wtd

    It’s all under control now don’t you know....our czar has made sure that we all believe that...

  • Ebola Infographic

    11/10/2014 1:02:49 PM PST · 39 of 41
    DouglasKC to mad_as_he$$; franzpick

    See post above also...

  • Obama Urges FCC to Seize Sweeping New Internet Powers to Save Net Neutrality

    11/10/2014 8:02:18 AM PST · 47 of 59
    DouglasKC to abb
    They call it net neutrality when it's really a money and power grab of the internet by the fedgov.

    If any candidate wants to get elected they should run on this and make it clear what the government wants to do to their internet. Make it more expensive, tax everything bought on line and basically control all content.

    The reason they want to do this is that the leftists in charge can't control the opinions getting out there. They can't control it like they can newspapers and television so it's a threat.

  • Ebola Infographic

    11/10/2014 7:55:47 AM PST · 36 of 41
    DouglasKC to mad_as_he$$
    My information is that the TOTAL number of new cases is down. Take it or leave it and believe in the big conspiracy.

    I'm sorry but that's just not factual. The total number of new cases is doing what it's been doing since the current outbreak started...it's doubling about every month.

  • Ebola Infographic

    11/10/2014 7:17:16 AM PST · 34 of 41
    DouglasKC to mad_as_he$$
    One problem. In the last two weeks the new infection rate has plummeted.

    Except it hasn't. It's still raging out of control in West Africa and though new infection rates have declined in some places, they've increased in others. And the actual numbers are STILL thought to be about 3 times higher then what is being reported or then can be counted.

    The only thing different is that our Ebola "czar" is now shaping public perception. And that's working...apparently.

  • Burger joint slammed for mocking vegan customer and comparing her beliefs to Nazism

    11/09/2014 9:30:09 PM PST · 26 of 122
    DouglasKC to naturalman1975

    I like the guy...

  • Saratoga County Sheriff[New York Deputy Slaps Man For Refusing Unwarranted Search]

    11/09/2014 7:38:12 PM PST · 65 of 100
    DouglasKC to Enlightened1

    I usually defend cops but man this guy was way out of line. Fire him and sue the county.

  • Pelosi, Reid, Obama: Hey, it’s business as usual for us

    11/09/2014 9:04:52 AM PST · 20 of 20
    DouglasKC to Kaslin

    Here’s the thing...the left has an agenda and will relentlessly pursue it no matter what. Wins and losses don’t matter to them. They keep their eyes on the long term goal. Destruction of the US.

  • Election Loser Clay Aiken’s Baby Mama Upset..

    11/09/2014 8:01:34 AM PST · 18 of 82
    DouglasKC to Perdogg

    Wait...Clay Aiken had sex with a girl???? Is this the apocalypse?

  • Allow Me to Introduce You to... Liberal Chick

    11/09/2014 7:31:13 AM PST · 27 of 56
    DouglasKC to Kaslin

    She’s funny, but she’s just pretending to be a ditz to tweak liberals...kind of like Colbert’s schtick....

  • Traveling Man

    11/07/2014 11:26:05 PM PST · 25 of 29
    DouglasKC to yetidog

    Have you made a lot friends?

  • White House: Obama will act on immigration despite GOP warnings to hold off

    11/07/2014 8:56:11 PM PST · 37 of 72
    DouglasKC to DoughtyOne
    They should challenge him in court. I don’t believe the Executive Order is intended to be used in this manner. We do not have a king. We have a chump. And chumps need to work by consensus. Congress should be ready to challenge this president seconds after he tries this, right straight to the SCOTUS. If nothing else on day one, get an injunction.

    good thought and the best strategy. They should also take the opportunity to educate the American public that our government is not run by the President but that the congress and the court are co-equals. Isolate the imperial president and show the people how grownups handle a petulant child.

  • Ted Cruz Warns: Republicans Might Pass Internet Sales Tax After Election

    11/07/2014 1:49:17 PM PST · 58 of 93
    DouglasKC to SoConPubbie

    I really love Ted Cruz. He exposes the slimy underbelly of Washington no matter what party.

  • Wendy Davis Campaign Blames Loss on Ebola

    11/07/2014 1:47:51 PM PST · 12 of 58
    DouglasKC to 2ndDivisionVet

    Well I think Ebola did have something do to with that. People watched how Obama and the Democrats sacrificed common sense (Stopping people who had been exposed to ebola from coming) for an attempted political gain...demonizing those who thought that was a pretty good idea as racist, uncaring and unfeeling idiots.

  • Brigitte Bardot: ‘I Hate Feminism, I Am a Masculinist’

    11/07/2014 7:17:24 AM PST · 13 of 31
    DouglasKC to 11th_VA
    Just why she’d want to consider herself a “masculinist,” however, remains a mystery.

    Bardot is no dummy. Women had it pretty good. No worry or stress about working. Husbands providing them with all the things they needed to live. Like their own personal servant.

    And husbands too...someone to have responsibility for the upkeep of the house, for the proper raising of the children and a regular sex partner.

    But NOOOOOOOOOOOO..........

  • How Many Nicknames Does Obama Have

    11/06/2014 5:41:21 PM PST · 81 of 123
    DouglasKC to SandwicheGuy

    Don’t forget Obola

  • RNC chair: We won’t advance Obama’s agenda, but we’ll seek common ground

    11/05/2014 8:42:09 PM PST · 12 of 77
    DouglasKC to EternalVigilance

    Common ground?? Yes, both the GOPe and Obama want to continue the march toward big government, big spending and the destruction of our culture.

  • Did Cruz just hint that he is going to run AGAINST McConnell for Majority Leader?

    11/04/2014 9:39:26 PM PST · 34 of 62
    DouglasKC to Fettigator

    That would be the best thing ever....

  • Watch Faifax County, VA, to see how the Democrats steal elections!

    11/04/2014 6:36:20 PM PST · 22 of 80
    DouglasKC to gr8eman

    That’s how they do it in Michigan too!

  • Watch Faifax County, VA, to see how the Democrats steal elections!

    11/04/2014 6:36:16 PM PST · 21 of 80
    DouglasKC to gr8eman

    That’s how they do it in Michigan too!

  • Southern Baptists, LGBT activists happily coexist, but for how long?

    11/03/2014 1:28:35 PM PST · 65 of 114
    DouglasKC to Mrs. Don-o
    But why would a person say there is no such thing as a sexual orientation? Such an orientation does exist. It does not necessarily mean that the person who experiences it, has given in to sexual temptation or acquired a habit of vice.

    The word "orientation" implies that it's not a choice. Like it's just something that one naturally gravitates toward.

  • Southern Baptists, LGBT activists happily coexist, but for how long?

    11/03/2014 12:01:18 PM PST · 31 of 114
    DouglasKC to Mrs. Don-o
    “Early in this controversy, I felt it quite necessary, in order to make clear the gospel, to deny anything like a sexual orientation,” Mohler told the crowd. “I repent of that.”

    It's only a matter of time until they fold. Satan is very effective in his techniques. I'll bet not one LGBT activist is repenting of anything. No language. No ideas. No doctrines. In fact they'll continue to push others to "repent" until all mainstream churches have borrowed their doctrine from them instead of listening to Christ in the bible.

  • Ebola rapidly advancing in rural Sierra Leone

    11/02/2014 5:46:24 PM PST · 24 of 39
    DouglasKC to DouglasKC; Born to Conserve
    means that over 3 billion people on earth will be dead in a year and half.

    Sorry, that should have been over 2 billion dead in a year and half.

  • Ebola rapidly advancing in rural Sierra Leone

    11/02/2014 5:44:17 PM PST · 23 of 39
    DouglasKC to Born to Conserve

    The graph shows it’s still doubling about every month. If those numbers are accurate (I most say they’re much higher) in year there will be over 53 millions cases. In year and a half over 3 billion cases. If the death rate stays at the current 70% that means that over 3 billion people on earth will be dead in a year and half.

  • Ebola Quarantines Ignore Experience and Trample Freedom

    11/02/2014 9:31:55 AM PST · 25 of 66
    DouglasKC to Kaslin
    Back in 2002 and 2003, a virus called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infected more than 8,000 people, mostly in Asia, and killed 774. Even though it could be spread through the air, had a high mortality rate and infected 27 people in the United States, the CDC didn't recommend mandatory quarantines.

    Assuming those numbers are correct that's a less than 10% death rate and it likely killed the very old, very young and the very weak.

    If that were Ebola it would have killed between 5600 and 7200...and age wouldn't have mattered.

    That's why anyone that has actually been exposed to Ebola should be quarantined before coming into the states.

  • Ebola Quarantines Ignore Experience and Trample Freedom

    11/02/2014 9:31:49 AM PST · 24 of 66
    DouglasKC to Kaslin
    Back in 2002 and 2003, a virus called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infected more than 8,000 people, mostly in Asia, and killed 774. Even though it could be spread through the air, had a high mortality rate and infected 27 people in the United States, the CDC didn't recommend mandatory quarantines.

    Assuming those numbers are correct that's a less than 10% death rate and it likely killed the very old, very young and the very weak.

    If that were Ebola it would have killed between 5600 and 7200...and age wouldn't have mattered.

    That's why anyone that has actually been exposed to Ebola should be quarantined before coming into the states.