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  • Dundalk Man Violently Beaten By Group Of Teens

    05/11/2015 9:11:26 AM PDT · 38 of 47
    JAKraig to I want the USA back

    The media deliberately and intentionally will choose to suppress the news of this in order to promote their agenda of blaming Whitey for everything that’s wrong in this country.

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    Whitey IS responsible for everything that happens in this country. The white man, like Lyndon Banes Johnson were responsible for welfare and food stamps, section 8 housing and free medical for those that won’t go out and work for the same things. If people had to work they wouldn’t waste their money on drugs and rap nonsense they would spend on things that matter. As it is our ‘Ferrell youts” have a free income for life without working. They have nothing better to do with life than play.

    Whose fault is all this? American voters who don’t understand life and keep voting in the same socialist idiots time after time.

    I would love to see a constitutional amendment that says an elected official cannot hold office until he works in the private sector for 25 years. I wouldn’t mind an amendment that says you can’t vote if you don’t own real property and pay taxes. Those two things would get rid of a lot of the silliness that pervades our governments.

  • Cops, Prosecutors Disagree on Whether Freddie Gray's Knife Was Legal

    05/07/2015 8:29:01 AM PDT · 17 of 33
    JAKraig to Pollster1
    However, it’s equally absurd to accuse the police of murder and kidnapping if the arrest was valid in accordance with the (silly) laws they are supposed to be enforcing.

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    I'm not sure that I agree with you.

    Cops are a necessary evil in society. Once you are in the custody of a cop or any entity of the state you should be protected from harm. Any cop that abuses any citizen should have the logic applied to child abusers who are in a position of authority over a child like teachers and parents. The penalty should be much higher because the child has a reasonable expectation to be able to trust the abuser when in their care.

    In our society it is not illegal to run away from a cop just because our eyes meet. It is not legal for a cop to stop a person without reasonable expectation that the person being stopped committed a crime. We don't have random search and stop sites because we are supposed to be safe in our personal space. Certainly our pockets are part of our personal space.

    It would have been wiser for Gray to say don't search me until you get a search warrent but that likely didn't happen and he had been stopped many times in the past. The fact that he had been unlawfully stopped and searched so many times in the past gives him a pretty good reason for running.

    There has been much made about the number of arrests of Mr. Grey. I do not make so much of those arrests because nearly all of them were dismissed, in other words Mr. Grey was a victim of harassment by the cops.

    In Mr. Gray's community it is not unusual to be busted for drugs. Being busted for drugs should really be a civil charge instead of criminal but the cops use what they have to harass citizens.

    To me a cop who harasses any person should not be a cop. Public safety is the cops job not punishment for past offenses. I don't know all the facts in this case, I do know enough however that regardless of the circumstances Mr. Gray should not be dead, even if he had been carrying 20 guns. If Mr. Gray had taken a couple of swings at the cops or spit on them, once SAFELY in police custody he should be able to reasonably expect safety not revenge.

  • Michael Blake dies at 69; 'Dances With Wolves' screenwriter

    05/04/2015 11:22:10 AM PDT · 15 of 21
    JAKraig to nathanbedford

    Dances with Wolves had good music, good cinematography, some charming scenes but a premise that only a leftist could stomach.

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    Sometimes you have to look past the leftist cynicism and just try to enjoy the story. The movies are full of fantasies, stories that were never true but fun to see anyway.

    Yes many stories are based on a true story the vast majority are just silliness. “Dances With Wolves” was full of silliness, it certainly was damming of white man, but the two heroes, actually hero and heroine were white people. They were kind and gracious which means that other white people could be kind and gracious. The evil villains were the Pawnee Indians who killed without remorse for fun.

    Yes there were good earth loving Indians and there were evil Indians. Yes there were no-good white stupid queer men but there were also good white people.

    Sometimes you just have to sit back and not listen to the message and just enjoy the story.

  • Why Do Christians Worship on Sunday and Not Saturday?

    05/04/2015 10:51:56 AM PDT · 41 of 102
    JAKraig to mn-bush-man

    The law doesn’t help us; it just leaves us helpless. It doesn’t justify us; it just leaves us guilty before the judgment bar of a holy God. By its operation, it leaves us with no other option than to run to Christ on the cross – the cure for our otherwise fatal disease of sin. Grace to the humble; the Law to the proud.

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    Wow, I don’t know where you found this gem or if you came up with it yourself but it is a very powerful statement.

  • Why Do Christians Worship on Sunday and Not Saturday?

    05/04/2015 9:26:55 AM PDT · 36 of 102
    JAKraig to mn-bush-man
    It really doesn’t matter. At the Cross all the legalisms of the old Testament were fulfilled . The old testament laws were put to an end Romans 10:4.
    ...for those who have repented and trusted in Christ's substitutionary atonement for their sins.

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    No, the legalisms of the Old Testament were not fulfilled, let me explain before you jump all over me.

    Because of Adams Sin and because the law is that no imperfect being can be in the presence of God and because Adam died and we are his descendants we too must die.

    God instituted a law of sacrifice to pay for our sins. It is our sin that makes us imperfect, it is Adams Transgression that makes us mortal.

    the law of sacrifice has always been that God would send a perfect Son to earth and He would take our punishment for our sins. Because He did not deserve any punishment, He was perfect He could take our punishment for us.

    the law of sacrifice of animals was not to forgive sin, not at all it was simply to remind us of the Gift that God would be giving to man. To say the law is fulfilled only means that the law of sacrifice has been completed, or that the sacrifice has been made. The law for instance that God gave Moses on Sinai is still in place and we are bound by it.

    If we accept Christ and then break the law we are not blameless. we can beg Christ to forgive and keep us His but it means truly repenting to be able to have that “Grace” that allows Him to apply His punishment to our debt. If we break the law over and over then we have not really repented and that Grace will not apply to us because we are liars. Lying is against Gods law. Breaking that law has consequences, lying to God has horrible consequences.

    We no longer have to count how many steps we take on The Sabbath but there still is law we must obey.

  • Freddie Gray Arrest Record, Criminal History & Rap Sheet

    05/01/2015 9:21:49 AM PDT · 153 of 154
    JAKraig to mass55th
    “The guy wasn’t committing a crime...”

    If you believe that, I've got a bridge I want to sell you. And I'm glad you consider multiple felonies as doing stupid stuff.

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    The Police department and the prosecutor agree with me not you. They have arrested the cops, I think 7 of them, for manslaughter and 2nd degree murder. The pocket knife they arrested him for was not a switch blade and was legal.

    Only one of the cops was charged with murder but he has been disciplined for roughing up this guy before. He had recently (13 days before this incident) received a letter telling him to quit taking people for rough rides and injuring them in the paddy wagon. Taking a rough ride with your hands bound behind your back and your feet shackled is a sure ticket to injury. Suspects were not supposed to be transported without being restrained with a seat belt.

    They stopped the guy because he was black and an ex-con and because they could get away with it. They had no business being cops. Cops are to protect and serve, if you can't do that then don't be a cop.

  • Microsoft forecasts 1 billion Windows 10 computers, burst of new apps

    04/29/2015 2:23:31 PM PDT · 24 of 38
    JAKraig to DH

    Windows 8 should have been the clarion call as to just sorry Microsoft engineering is.

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    I have a desktop & a laptop running 7, an older tablet convertable running XP for tablets, and a Surface Pro 2. The Surface runs 8.1. 8.1 is fantastic once you learn it, eventually people will realize that 10 an 8 are closer than 10 and 7.

  • Freddie Gray Arrest Record, Criminal History & Rap Sheet

    04/29/2015 1:47:25 PM PDT · 150 of 154
    JAKraig to mass55th

    There is no logic to your concept. Why do you bring smokers, fat people, etc., into a discussion about criminals, who willfully partake in illegal activities that put themselves and other people in danger? It’s like you’re saying they’re one and the same.

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    My point is simply this, we all do stupid stuff. More plainly, we’re all sinners. The last person we expect our death to come from is a cop.

    The guy wasn’t committing a crime, there was no reason to arrest him, running from a cop when you have not committed a crime is not a crime and is in fact legal. He was simply punished for his lifestyle by a cop or cops. It isn’t the cops job to punish, it is their job to serve and protect.

  • Freddie Gray Arrest Record, Criminal History & Rap Sheet

    04/28/2015 10:58:15 AM PDT · 86 of 154
    JAKraig to mass55th

    Criminal activity never ends well. If the incident with the cops hadn’t resulted in his death, he more than likely would have eventually died by the hand of someone else on the street.

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    That logic just blows my mind. Smokers die from smoking, lets send the cops out and kill all the smokers, they’re going to die anyway while we’re at it lets go ahead and kill all the fat people they just get diabetes and and cost us a lot of money by raising our medical insurance rates and they are just going to die anyway.

  • Freddie Gray Arrest Record, Criminal History & Rap Sheet

    04/28/2015 10:46:49 AM PDT · 83 of 154
    JAKraig to 2ndDivisionVet
    Those are felonies for the most part. Why was he not in prison? You and I would be imprisoned for one of those. And we can’t see his juvenile record.

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    What you say is true and what others have said contains a lot of truth, but, the conclusions don't make sense. We don't murder a person for crimes they committed in the past and have been adjudicated and paid for. If that were the case lets close up the prisons and just kill all the prisoners.

    If an ex-con doesn't have a right to life that is a very sad situation.

    In this particular instance the victim was the ex-con. He was not accused of a crime he was only being hassled because he was an ex-con, in other words he was murdered for being an ex-con.

    There is no excuse for the riots but likewise there is NO EXCUSE for this murder. It may likely eventually be called manslaughter but it was murder pure and simple. The cops will say they didn't mean to kill him they just wanted to rough him up, but it killed him. This is a sickness in our society that cops think they are better than the crooks. In this case the crook was a petty drug user and perhaps even dealer but the cops were murderers.

    So, who is the thug here?

  • Does the Catholic Church Teach That Adam and Eve Are Myths?

    04/22/2015 12:07:38 PM PDT · 4 of 205
    JAKraig to NYer

    Certainly there are many people who with the teachings of evolution would like to call the story of Adam and Eve a myth but it is one of the most important parts of the Theology of The Gospel.

    If not for the fall of Adam and Eve there would be no need of a Savior. With the Fall we all inherited death and need to be saved. With the Fall we are all separated from God and could not be reunited without the Saviors payment for the sins that separated us.

    Satan would have you believe that indeed the story is a myth that way there would be no need of a Savior and you would become an unbeliever.

    The story of Adam and Eve is so important that Matthew gives the genealogy of Joseph and of Mary back to Adam.

    Believe, follow Him, obey Him and be saved.

  • How Much Influence Does the LDS Church Have on the Legislature? Depends on Who You Ask

    04/22/2015 11:47:31 AM PDT · 22 of 37
    JAKraig to Colofornian
    Elsie mentions it's fifty seven percent Lds.

    The article says:

    ...the 104-member, part-time Legislature, whose members are around 80 percent faithful members of the Mormon Church...

    So the legislature is roughly 23 percent more Mormon than Utah is.

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    You misunderstand a lot about state and local politics.

    First, Salt Lake City is only about 40% LDS while the County is about 50% LDS. All the other counties in UTAH are about 75% LDS, some more and some less. When you have elections the majority of voters get to decide who represents them. In the vast majority of the state there is a majority of Mormons and they typically vote for people like themselves who happen to be Mormons. In the City of Salt Lake that is also the case but the majority is not Mormon in the city and the city makes up a large part of the state population. If not for the City and their below 50% Mormon population the state legislator would be 100% Mormon.

    Like I said, in Rome, Italy the city council is 100% Roman Catholic, in Italy the Parliament is nearly always 100% Roman Catholic. While some of the Communists in Italy are really Atheist they call themselves Catholic so they can get elected.

    I don't see the problem with Utah and their Mormon majority. I don't see a problem with the State Legislator of Georgia not having any Mormons on it or Kentucky, New York or many other states. People like to be represented by people like themselves. It sounds like someone doesn't like Mormons and wants to take away their opportunity to represent themselves in their own state.

  • Ann Coulter: Scott Walker Is ‘Smoking Out the Cheap Labor Hacks’ on Immigration

    04/22/2015 11:25:40 AM PDT · 32 of 41
    JAKraig to Yo-Yo

    “YES! Fantastic, amazing, just what I’ve been waiting for! Romney, of course, said exactly this and also endorsed E-Verify and a fence on the border,”

    Agreeing with Romney isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement in my book.

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    There was much to agree with Romney about, he had a pretty good foreign affairs agenda and at least he talked a good illegal alien agenda. He talked a good story on Obama Care. The problem is that he was a moderate Republican. A moderate Republican may be better than a Socialist Democrat, just not much better. You take what you can get.

    So far I’m all in for Walker, I think he is the real deal. There are a lot of good things about most any Republican it is just that so many of them go wishy washy on social issues and immigration. Why can’t we just admit that unwed mothers and queers are bad for our society instead of making excuses for them? Why would any right minded person think that queers of the same sex getting married is a natural consequence of love? Why would any normal person think that people should give their hard earned money to pay for someone to have a child without having an income to support it.

    At some point we have to realize that we have to take responsibility for our actions or society will fall apart.

    It is by the way certainly falling appart, I’m not sure anything can be done about it.

    Obama and his Socialist buddies want it to fall apart so they can take complete control of it. He may get what he wants but the outcome may not be what he wants. He would like to get rid of guns so that he can force us to see things his way, I’m not sure he will be successful in getting rid of guns and I’m not sure the people with guns will follow him without a fight, at least I hope not.

  • How Much Influence Does the LDS Church Have on the Legislature? Depends on Who You Ask

    04/21/2015 11:48:17 AM PDT · 10 of 37
    JAKraig to Elsie
    I guess the Roman Catholic Church has it's own Parliament in Italy.

    This is stupid.

    I wonder what the Baptists would say about the number of Catholics in Rome. I wonder what the Catholics say about the city council in Cleveland Tenn.

    Where ever you have a large majority of one religion among a group of people of course their representative government will have a majority of those people on it.

  • On Trial for Being Catholic

    04/19/2015 8:26:00 PM PDT · 17 of 58
    JAKraig to terycarl

    I would say it is a silly question and can only be answered by the Lord Jesus Christ.

    It is at least presumptuous to believe that you are a judge that can tell if a person is a Christian or not.

  • What Ever Happened to the Spiritual Works of Mercy?

    04/17/2015 8:33:23 AM PDT · 14 of 27
    JAKraig to avenir

    This is an interesting topic but I find that too many people concentrate on the acts of mercy but forget about Justice. Mercy cannot rob justice.

    People may or may not choose to give mercy but for God there is a Law, no unclean thing can abide in the presence of God, period. We are sinners and thus unclean. There is a punishment for sinners and it is death and separation from the presence of God forever, justice is not denied or forgotten by God.

    There was one however who lived on earth who was not a sinner for whom however the sentence of death was still given even though He was not guilty of sin, that of Course is The Savior Jesus Christ. He paid for our sins, he bore them up from the garden until His last breath on the cross. He was not punished for His own sins but for mine and yours. His punishment satisfies the law of Justice. The punishment has been given. If we accept the gift that Jesus offers us then we will indeed benefit from the gift of mercy. If we don’t accept that gift then we will have to suffer the punishment for ourselves. That punishment means we can never be in the presence of God, we will have to suffer that banishment from Him forever.

    The Grace of God will allow the suffering of Christ to pay the price of our own sins and allow us back into the presence of God. While Christ suffered for our sins it is only the Grace of God that allows that punishment to suffice as payment for our sin. God loves us enough that He allowed Jesus to suffer for our sins. Jesus didn’t suffer for the sins of one but for all. Being the literal Son of God gave Him the ability to survive the punishment meant for all mankind, I’m sure it was horrendous and I am truly grateful that He was allowed to take my punishment for me. Oh, it is wonderful.

  • The Walter Scott Outrage Nobody Is Talking about

    04/17/2015 6:36:03 AM PDT · 16 of 18
    JAKraig to Erik Latranyi
    First, Erik Latranyi and Flaglady,
    This case has nothing to do with politics whether or not liberal or conservative. This is a case about murder and the unjustifiable use of force.

    Walter was a threat to NOBODY! This officer has a history of using his taser as a means of punishment/torture. How can that be condoned by any civilized person. We have courts to decide the punishment of crime breakers, not cops.

    I have been unjustifiably arrested because I was carrying a weapon, it didn't mean anything that I had a concealed carry permit and that the officer didn't know I was carrying until I told him.

    A good friend of mine was a police chief in a major metropolitan city. This police chief told me that half of all cops are bad. They take bribes, they take sexual favors from women in leiu of tickets and abuse people they arrest. I doubted him when he told me and thought he was jaded or something. Now that I have lived several decades after his telling me that I realize that he was right.

    A good cop may go his entire service time of 20 years or more without ever using his weapon or taser. Being a cop is not a license to kill. Bad cops use tasers and guns over and over again. This is about a bad cop not about a liberal press.

  • New Zoom Video -- The Walter Scott/Officer Slager Taser Struggle

    04/14/2015 10:07:02 PM PDT · 59 of 72
    JAKraig to JAKraig

    I said Williams above but it was Walter Scott, it is late.

  • New Zoom Video -- The Walter Scott/Officer Slager Taser Struggle

    04/14/2015 10:04:16 PM PDT · 58 of 72
    JAKraig to tophat9000
    I can hardly believe what I'm reading.

    A taser is a one time fire device. The Taser was successfully deployed against the dead man, the darts were still in his clothes. There is no way that the Officer could have been shot with his own taser if Williams had also been shot. We know for sure that Williams was shot. All the hype about the officer being incapacitated because he was shot with his own taser is wrong and simply an impossibility and just wishful thinking for those who think the cop is always right.

    I am not saying anything good about the deadbeat dad who was murdered, but, he was murdered without proper justification. There is simply too much of this murder by cop going around. It is high time a cop is finally charged for his murder. If society does not start holding cops accountable for their actions there will only be more and more of this cop murdering happening.

  • Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?

    04/12/2015 8:25:18 PM PDT · 134 of 280
    JAKraig to RnMomof7
    You don’t go to hell because you break the 10 commandments, you go to hell for not being Born Again.

    Amen

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    I'm afraid I have to interject a little thought or two here.

    You don't get anything for doing anything. We are sinners, If we Love the Lord Jesus Christ then He loves us and the GRACE of God applies to us. There are many ways to prove that love, obeying His commandments is certainly one of the ways that we can show our love BUT saying we are born again, a pastor saying we are born again is meaningless. The Lord has said “by their fruits ye shall know them”. That is how The Lord will know us too.

    When Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden of Eden they lost not only their immortality but also the ability to be in the presence of God.

    We die and are separated eternally from God, or said another way we go to Hell, regardless of what we do here because of Adam and Eve. Even if we were perfect in this life, which is impossible, only Christ has done that, but even if we were perfect we would not “earn” a heavenly reward. There is a price to pay for us to come back in the presence of God and that price was paid by The Son of God who offered himself a sinless sacrifice so that we could reenter the presence of God.

    God does not grant every person entry into the Kingdom just because Christ was punished, He only gives that to people who accept Christ. God does not grant entry into heaven because someone says they Believe in Christ, or that they have been saved. Those who accept Christ have still not earned anything. Those people may have shown that they really accepted Him by having good works but the good works don't get you anything. Only the Grace of God allows us to enter back into the presence of God.

    It is most unlikely that that Grace will be offered to people who haven't proved their love of The Lord, as James says, “Show me your works and I will show you your faith.”

    Accepting The Lord Jesus Christ is a lot more than mere words. The Lord paid a really great price for the privilege of offering grace, it will not be given willy nilly. I expect that on the day of judgement there will be a lot of surprises and broken hearts, or perhaps weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.

  • Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?

    04/12/2015 7:41:43 PM PDT · 128 of 280
    JAKraig to pgyanke
    Pgyanke,

    You did a most masterful job of explaining this, thank you.

  • Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?

    04/12/2015 12:25:15 PM PDT · 29 of 280
    JAKraig to Carbonsteel
    The Ten Commandments are not what is meant in the Bible as “The Law”. Moses delivered the 10 Commandments but gave the Israelite s much more law in how to live life. As time went on Prophets and Scribes, later Rabbi's added to the law which explained how many steps you could take on the Sabbath along with thousands of other things. The Ten Commandments are not considered as part of the Law. The law was given by men but the Ten Commandments were given to Moses and written by the finger of God. The Ten Commandments are most certainly still in effect. Which one of them do you think you can break without consequence unless you repent of it? Can you not love your God? Can you dishonor your parents and expect to go to heaven? What about Lying, or surly you can murder now without consequence. All of the Ten Commandments are still in force, if you disobey them you do it at your own peril and are surely not Christ's.
  • North Charleston officer faces murder charge after video shows him shooting man in back

    04/09/2015 12:27:41 PM PDT · 128 of 128
    JAKraig to ArmstedFragg
    I don't need snarky language to be able to answer your questions. You can see the wires dangling from the object in the video that the officer carries over to the body. I can't think of any other device that the officer carries that has wires connected to it. If it looks like a taser, has wires on it connected to the body then it is a taser.

    There is no reason in this case that the officer has to move evidence in a murder case to protect anyone but himself. The officers story was that the perp took the taser away from him and therfore it was a threat to the officer, so in order to protect the officer who could have been shot with his own taser and then disables and had his gun stolen, that the officer had to shoot the perp to keep all the above happening and to protect society from the perp having the officers gun. This was the story before the video was known. If you look you will find all these FACTS and more in the coverage of the crime in many stories that have been written about the case.

    I don't need to contact law enforcement to let them know the FACTS that they already know and have charged the guy with murder. The normal method to charge an officer with murder would take many weeks at best and months would not be uncommon but in this case there is enough to make the charge. The officers original story is proven to be a lie by the video. The cops attorney deserted him because of the lying that was obvious after the video came out.

    The cop appears to be a murder. We have trials to make sure what we think we see is what happened and to make sure there isn't reasonable doubt before we punish such a heinous crime. This video will likely put him in prison for the rest of his life but that punishment will not be enough in my opinion.

    Cops are held or at least should be held to a higher standard than the rest of us. They understand more than the rest of us the consequences of disobeying the law. They aren't allowed to get emotional and mete out justice to perps, that is what we have courts for. In this case the cop was angry and killed.

    The cop will likely come up with a more reasonable story to make him look less guilty but it won't work because his original testimony is fair game and he will have to explain it, he will have to explain why he lied. Once you admit lying no one on the jury will believe you again, you will be considered what you are, a bad cop.

  • North Charleston officer faces murder charge after video shows him shooting man in back

    04/08/2015 11:57:05 AM PDT · 117 of 128
    JAKraig to ArmstedFragg
    a.(1) his backup was arriving and could and did render care.

    a(2) absent supplies, about the only care you can provide in that situation is to position the individual so that he doesn't aspirate.

    b. You don't leave department property laying on the ground where you can't keep an eye on it and some bystander can walk off with it.

    Not as inflammatory, but they make as much sense to me as a cop trying to “plant” a weapon that wouldn't help his case any.

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    I'm sorry but your logic is driving me crazy.

    His backup was coming so he moved the tazer to where he could say the perp dropped it after being shot. His backup would not know any different and might make it a clean shoot.

    “You don't leave department property on the ground”. You do leave that property on the ground and don't touch it if it is part of a crime scene.

    The cop “clearly” planted a weapon. This is a bad cop. The perp might not be an angel but the cop is a murderer. It appears the cop was angry at the perp and too lazy to chase him so killed him. Unless he gets the death penalty it won't be enough.

    This is one of the most sickening videos I have ever seen the only thing that makes me sicker is knowing that without the video he would have gotten away with it.

  • The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

    04/08/2015 11:24:31 AM PDT · 3 of 4
    JAKraig to UCANSEE2

    There is much to comment on here but I will limit myself to one little thought from your long list of interesting, thought provoking ideas.

    Christ is the lamb slain from before the world because He accepted His fate before the world was. He came here precisely to be slain as a sacrifice to cover our sin just as the scapegoat and sacrificial lamb were to take away or hide the sins of Israel in the time of Christ and earlier.

    What the Israelites didn’t understand was that their sacrifices weren’t ever to take away their sins but were only to remind them that The Son Of God would come and would really take away their sins. They knew of The Messiah, they knew what He was coming for but the process ended up becoming more than it was supposed to, it became the end instead of the means.

    Sacrifice was likely instituted in the early days of Adam, his sons offered sacrifice so they likely learned it from their father. Even as far back as Adam man knew that Christ would come to take away the sins of man.

    The Lord Jesus Christ came here for that reason. As in Adam all men die so in Christ are all men made alive, as Paul would say. While Christ expects men to repent of their sins to be able to follow Him into Heaven and inherit with Him all His Father has, all men whether or not they repent and follow Christ will be resurrected because Christ loved us enough and unlocked death to let us all out of the chains of death.

  • Cold Fusion Goal by 2020 Olympics: Tohoku University Launches “Clean Energy [LENR] Research Lab”

    04/02/2015 6:20:45 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    JAKraig to Lx

    Most heaters (I design and sell heaters for industry) are indeed a coil of wire but not an electronic coil and have no usable inductance or reluctance, they are straight resistance. Any wire has some inductance but it is not used or calculated for any but the most demanding instrumental calculations. To be what most would consider a “Coil” there should be either a core, a frame or other wound material next to the coil in question. A heater coil is a “one” turn coil. The electromagnetic force generated in that “coil” has a one cycle and one turn effect. When you have many turns in a coil that counter electromotive force collapses through all of them so that the effect is greatly exaggerated. In a heater “coil” even when using alternating current the collapsing field is about the same effect as a straight wire, the coils are so separated or stretched by distance as to not be a true coil. It really is something in this case to be ignored.

  • Cold Fusion Goal by 2020 Olympics: Tohoku University Launches “Clean Energy [LENR] Research Lab”

    03/30/2015 5:36:02 PM PDT · 16 of 25
    JAKraig to Lx

    I don’t believe there is a power factor correction needed for straight resistance as found in a heating element.

  • Women and Guns Data - Reasons why they carry

    03/24/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT · 10 of 12
    JAKraig to w1n1

    Don’t all women carry for the same reason that all men who carry do? Protection.

    We live in a dangerous world that is getting more dangerous.

    George Zimmerman carried and is alive because of it, many others share the same fortune.

    We will not willfully bow down to the unlawful thieves and murders in our society.

  • San Francisco officer-involved shooting sparks Supreme Court debate

    03/23/2015 7:40:04 PM PDT · 13 of 17
    JAKraig to immadashell
    If a private citizen shot her in self defense would the ADA also apply?
    If a mentally ill person was going to shoot up a school full of children would a cop have to base his response on the ADA?

    If this incident took place in any other jurisdiction than the Ninth Circuit would this case have to go to the Supreme Court?

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    None of the the circumstances listed above in the previous comments happened, but, something did happen. Cops busted into a home for crazy people without a warrant and shot someone they knew was disabled. Had they calmly walked in and asked one of the workers to bring her to them there would likely have been no incident. Had they bean bagged her there would have likely been nothing more heard of it. If they had tazed her we would have likely never heard of it.

    I am sick and tired of cops shooting people when they have alternatives. We have cops, we have judges, we have juries and we have executioners, why do cops so often have to be all four.

  • Self-driving cars will change everything

    03/17/2015 9:42:03 PM PDT · 51 of 51
    JAKraig to nascarnation
    The technology is here now. Cars will be driverless. At first you will have an option of deciding to drive or let the car do it, eventually there will be no opportunity for you to take the wheel because there won't be any wheel. Hacking will always be a possibility but not a great threat, security will be built in, it will have to be.

    Accidents as we know them simply won't happen. I will hate having to actually only go the speed limit but it will be nice to read while rolling down the highway.

    My 95 year old father in-law still drives. I don't expect to live that long but if I do I won't have to worry about being able to drive, I will only have to tell the car where I want to go.

  • NCAA Men’s Tournament Forecast: The Parity Is Over (Nate Silver's Stats)

    03/17/2015 9:08:43 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    JAKraig to dfwgator
    This was a really intelligent approach to the ratings and seedings of the tournament, I really enjoyed it.

    I am a Kentucky Fan and a Louisville fan. I have never seen a team as well controlled as Kentucky is this year. They have seemed unflappable even when way down, they just keep working. They have as many really great players as any other two teams have. They can take all 5 starters out and put the next 5 in and not lose a thing. They are really awesome to watch, I do hope they go all the way.

  • White Texas Talk Show Host Uses Brooklyn McDonald’s Beating As Opportunity to Say Nasty Things About

    03/16/2015 7:49:34 PM PDT · 9 of 67
    JAKraig to ConservativeMind

    There isn’t anything to put to rest. There are bad white people and there are bad black people but percentage wise there are way more bad black people.

    The reason for this is the breakdown of the black family. The breakdown of the white family is happening too, the government is doing all it can to make fathers useless. In the black community the only value of a father is to make babies so the welfare mother can have an income. Because there is no father in the home there is no civility, there is nobody to teach respect for society and law & order.

    It isn’t racist to say these things it is just the facts. Those of us that ignore the truth only help it to get worse. Until we can at least admit what is happening we can’t begin to fix it.

  • Netanyahu's Bible Lesson From Queen Esther

    03/06/2015 8:39:16 AM PST · 6 of 11
    JAKraig to Vigilanteman
    While Watching that happen to Valarie Jarrett would be good it wouldn't be near good enough unless Obama and Hillary were next and got to watch Valarie go first.
  • The Problem with Going to Heaven

    03/03/2015 12:51:41 PM PST · 5 of 10
    JAKraig to HiTech RedNeck

    That doesn’t make us God. And I’m glad it doesn’t because I wouldn’t want that impossible task, impossible because of all the omni’s involved.

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    You are right on in that it does not make us God. Notice I capitalized the letter “G”. While it may not make us God, for God will always be God it does make us like him, we inherit everything that Christ The Lord inherits and that is ALL that His Father has.

    We become god. That sounds blasphemous but there is no other way to really do the situation justice. Christ had glory with His Father before there was an earth, He asked His Father to restore that glory to Him and Christ promised that we would have EVERYTHING that He was to have if we follow Him. We are to be joint heirs with Him. While I don’t like using the word in reference to what we become, it is the proper word, we can become god, all can if we follow The Savior.

  • Clement of Rome (died 110 A.D.) [Third Successor To St. Peter And Friend of Apostles]

    03/01/2015 9:06:38 PM PST · 15 of 15
    JAKraig to Steelfish
    I answer to my question about where are we told that Peter left his wife you replied with:

    Luke 18:28

    Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things, and have followed thee.

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    Well he must have not left all things very far because after the Crucifixion he was out in his boats fishing.

    The statement leaving all things to follow Him did not mean abandoning their families, that would have been a despicable act that would have gotten him excommunicated. Leaving all things referred leaving his old life, he was now a fisher of men.

  • Clement of Rome (died 110 A.D.) [Third Successor To St. Peter And Friend of Apostles]

    03/01/2015 8:52:02 PM PST · 13 of 15
    JAKraig to Steelfish
    Where pray tell does it say Peter left his wife? It is obviously possible that he was away for long periods of time but it would have been sinful to just up and leave. This is a rather strong accusation that I have never before heard.

    Just because they were Apostles didn't mean they didn't have families or family life. Recall that John was given the responsibility by Christ Himself as He hung on the cross to take care of His mother. He could hopefully do that while taking care of his Apostolic duties.

    Church leaders didn't start being celibate for centuries after Christ and the practice wasn't codified until the 12th century. Marriage was normal. I don't think homosexual activity was a problem with church leadership until the codification of celibacy. I do wish The Church would get rid of the practice.

  • Clement of Rome (died 110 A.D.) [Third Successor To St. Peter And Friend of Apostles]

    03/01/2015 8:40:53 PM PST · 12 of 15
    JAKraig to cothrige

    Where in 1st Timothy 3 does it say “only” one wife? It says one wife, (Period)

    2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

    It doesn’t say if married only one wife, it doesn’t say “not” one wife it simply says “One wife”, if there is any implication of a qualification it is that he must be a husband..

    The scriptures over the ages have been turned on their head more than once and perhaps men much more learned than myself know that that the “but” as in “but only one wife if he happens to be married” is what it really means but it doesn’t say that it says “one wife”.

  • Clement of Rome (died 110 A.D.) [Third Successor To St. Peter And Friend of Apostles]

    03/01/2015 8:17:30 PM PST · 11 of 15
    JAKraig to cothrige

    Where in 1st Timothy 3 does it say “only” one wife? It says one wife, (Period)

    2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

    It doesn’t say if married only one wife, it doesn’t say “not” one wife it simply says “One wife”, if there is any implication of a qualification it is that he must be a husband..

    The scriptures over the ages have been turned on their head more than once and perhaps men much more learned than myself know that that the “but” as in “but only one wife if he happens to be married” is what it really means but it doesn’t say that it says “one wife”.

  • Genuine Christians are dead to sin while being alive to God

    03/01/2015 5:23:18 PM PST · 15 of 17
    JAKraig to G Larry
    All are sinners. (Period!)

    That being said Christ suffered for Our sin, He was punished for them, even the ones we have not yet committed so that we would not have to pay for them. That payment however was and is conditional, the condition, we must follow Him. His commandment is that we be perfect even as His Father in Heaven is perfect. We cannot be perfect so we have to rely on Grace. Grace is only effective if we want it to be, we must ask for it. We ask for the gift of grace by begging forgiveness for our sin.

    We hopefully learn from our sin and don't continue a particular sin, we get over it as we come closer and closer to Christ and His teachings, BUT, the idea is to live His teachings. If we do not live His teachings or at least truly strive to live His teachings then we are not His and His Grace has no affect on us, we are dead to Him.

    Wake up, nothing is free. We pay for grace with a contrite heart, with understanding of the horror of our sin. If we gloss over sin saying it isn't a big deal then we gloss over the suffering that Christ gave us in Gesthenemy and on The Cross. That suffering is a result of our sin, we should feel sorrow and horror at what it caused the Savior, if we don't we don't understand and don't truly follow Him. At least in my opinion.

  • Clement of Rome (died 110 A.D.) [Third Successor To St. Peter And Friend of Apostles]

    03/01/2015 5:00:45 PM PST · 4 of 15
    JAKraig to demshateGod

    Was there some problem with being married? Remember that the qualification of being a bishop included having a wife.

  • Trayvon’s parents ‘disappointed’ in feds’ decision not to charge Zimmerman

    02/26/2015 8:43:29 AM PST · 35 of 37
    JAKraig to NCLaw441
    Poor Zimmerman had has his life ruined because of a cheap thug by the name of Trayvon Martin whose parents didn't have time to raise him properly.

    Martin got exactly what he deserved. Martins goal was to kill Zimmerman but Zimmerman was prepared for such eventualities as we all should be. The sad part of the story is that Martin didn't have to suffer, his parents didn't have to suffer the only person that suffered was Zimmerman who did his community a wonderful service.

    The constant pressure and having to hide was too much for Zimmerman and his relationship. Martin who was a thug wannabe who spent his time playing took 3 years away from Zimmerman and the life he was trying to make something of. It is a shame Martins parents haven't had to suffer but instead have gotten rich and famous. It is a sad society we live in, it is a sad excuse for press we have here.

    Thank you Zimmerman for helping to clean up our society by getting rid of the scum.

  • Is The Roman Catholic View of the Eucharist Supported by the Historical Evidence?

    02/23/2015 8:39:45 AM PST · 469 of 592
    JAKraig to CynicalBear

    You said:

    The Jesus of scripture most assuredly saves. Just because someone says Jesus doesn’t mean it’s the Jesus of scripture. God the Son.
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    The Mormons and Catholics are talking and worshiping this Jesus.

    I don’t have a problem with their “brother of Satan” theology. Where did Satan come from? If Christ is The Son of Man then we are His Brothers.

    Getting a doctrine wrong does not a sinner make nor condemn a person to Hell. Believing that the Host is the body of Jesus may be stupid to believe but it does not condemn. There is much we see dimly now but when He comes again it will be clear, this is simply one of the dim things.

    As far as this “many gods theme” that gets paraded around here. I would ask this as a Christian. If Christ is The Son of God and will or has inherited all that His Father has does that not make Him God? If man accepts Christ and Christ says man will inherit all He has, what is it that man will not inherit? Godhood? I just don’t see the problem with this theology. I think the problem is semantics. Some words and ideas sound bad but when you think about it to the rest of the universe of souls that don’t follow Christ, His followers in Heaven will be as gods. They will never be God but angels they will not be, they will be like Him.

  • Is The Roman Catholic View of the Eucharist Supported by the Historical Evidence?

    02/23/2015 8:25:08 AM PST · 468 of 592
    JAKraig to ealgeone

    Mormons do not believe they are in any way saved by works. They do believe however that works are a display of faith. Without works faith is dead.

  • Is The Roman Catholic View of the Eucharist Supported by the Historical Evidence?

    02/23/2015 5:42:43 AM PST · 462 of 592
    JAKraig to CynicalBear
    There is no doubt that Constantine and those after him have destroyed many records that would cast doubt on their particular interpretation of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. That being true we do still have however records from the first century fathers in The Church which adds legitimacy to much of the doctrine in The Church.

    What happened in 325 to me is a very sad time in the history of Christs Church, doctrines of the Church were decided by politics. There have been even more evil leaders of The Church than Constantine who was only a defacto leader but again, the leader of a church on earth does not make the church, but the doctrines make the church.

    It is hard to have it both ways, either belief in the Lord Jesus Christ saves us by His Grace or it doesn't. Because someone belongs to a church that some don't approve of is no measure of their belief in The Savior. The whole point of Protestantism is that you are saved by Grace alone. If some churches have ordinances, rules and laws that we don't accept it does not mean that the faith of their members in The Lord Jesus Christ is not real or accepted. Either Graces saves or it doesn't.

    If Grace saves then I know plenty of Roman Catholics and Mormons that are saved.

  • Is The Roman Catholic View of the Eucharist Supported by the Historical Evidence?

    02/23/2015 5:29:24 AM PST · 461 of 592
    JAKraig to Elsie

    Re: Temple recommend questions.

    I am aware of the questions, my wife is a regular at the temple. I have never heard those questions asked of her, in fact they are asked in secret and answered in secret with only my wife and her bishop present. I don’t see how these questions have anything to do with the discussion.

    If you thought I was criticizing the collection of money from member of a church you have woefully misunderstood me. The Catholic is perhaps the richest organization in the world outside of a few countries. They collect money and mostly do that in private although there are opportunities for public shows of donation in Catholicism there are even more in many Protestant churches with the passing of offering plates.

    Churches are run with money there is no escaping that, in the earliest Christian church Ananias and Sapphira died because they lied about their offerings to Peter when he asked them if they had donated all. They could have said “we kept a little for our own personal use but have given all the rest to The Church”, but instead they lied. The lie was between Ananias and Sapphira and Peter.

    Catholics have a Pope who speaks for God on earth, Mormons have a Prophet who speaks for God on earth. I guess if you hate one you hate the other, in my opinion they have both at various times said stupid stuff that in the day they said them did not sound so stupid, even the current Pope with his cadre of advisers comes out with some strange quotes.

    I think if more churches had a tithing settlement or something like it they could get rid of a lot of dissension in their ranks.

  • Is The Roman Catholic View of the Eucharist Supported by the Historical Evidence?

    02/22/2015 9:58:42 PM PST · 429 of 592
    JAKraig to CynicalBear

    I have never stated at least I have never intentionally stated that one religion is as good as another, I have simply not stated that one religion is better than another. If I did think one church better than another why would my “opinion” be of any value to anyone else. My father once explained to me that opinions were line a—holes, everybody had one and most of them stink.

    It appears however that some religions have a much more weighted claim to truth than others. That the “Catholic” churches are the descendants of the church led by Peter seems to be true by evidence we see in historical records. That is some pretty heavy weight. Being the remnant of the original church however does not necessarily make the Catholic faith “THE” only faith approved by our God. As I said earlier therein lies the rub, as Sportin Life said in Porgy and Bess, “it ain’t necessarily so.”

    Are there reasons to question The Catholic Church? I should say so, but I am a nobody as we are all nobodies and must make decisions based on the knowledge we have before us. What God has given to us in His infinite wisdom is His Holy Spirit to help us come to a righteous decision about faith.

    The thing is, I believe God our Heavenly Father, the Father of us all is a real being, a being who hears my prayers, who loves me simply because I am His child. I am not unique, He loves us all. I believe that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God and that because I (and all others) are sinners we lost our chance to ever be with God again because only perfection can dwell in God’s presence. I am not perfect. Jesus Christ was perfect, yet He was subjected to the punishment that God’s law prescribes to my imperfection, He did not have to do that, He did it because He loves me. Because He did what He did on that day when I stand before God and the books are opened there will be a blot mark where my sins were, When God questions what was there The Lord, The Savior, Jesus Christ will say the penalty has already been paid, he is mine, I purchased him with My blood. I will then be ushered in to His presence to live with Him forever. I will become an heir with Christ of all that His Father has.

    These are things I know through study, prayer and by revelation given to me by The Holy Ghost. There are many that teach these things so I am not alone in my knowledge of them but some that teach those things teach other things that I may not agree with. Some teach that without a righteous priesthood to administer the laws and ordinances of His church that my knowledge of Him and His Father are useless, these people make a good case and are worth listening to. Others who believe the same things but again have beliefs that I question say that authority to administer the laws and ordinances of The Gospel of Jesus Christ come from another source, they come from The Holy Bible and knowledge received from Seminary instruction, from the laying on of hands from wise, educated and respected people. Like Martin Luther they too make a a good case for their understanding.

    The problem is as I see it they can’t all be right, they are in fact mutually exclusive. Each church calls the other church wrong and in many cases are singled out by the wise educated people as simpletons, ignoramuses or even worse , evil. The churches I see most singled our are Catholics and Mormons. For some reason the churches that are descended from Catholic are not singled out for the berating that I have seen and heard over and over for the better part of the last seventy years. During my years on earth I have witnessed a few things on my own without the help of others. I have read and re-read the Bible many times. I have read in Matthew 7 how we should pray in secret, I have also read there that by their fruits you shall know them. When I see a TV preacher with an animated prayer and an 800 number on the screen to call to give donations I get turned off and think of rotten fruit. When I see the Catholic Church I see a lot of good fruit. When I see the Mormons I see a lot of good fruit. Is there unrighteousness in those churches? Perhaps but by their fruits they look pretty good.

    I am done with criticizing other peoples churches that have good fruit and when I see good fruits I like to acknowledge them and investigate them. When I see churches that ordain queers and teach that marriage between two men or two women is the same as between a man and a woman then I classify that as bad fruit. When I see a church teach that the ten commandments are done away with when The Lord didn’t say that, but that they were fulfilled I see bad fruit. It would be tempting to say that because a minister or priest did something wrong that that is bad fruits but I have decided that what individuals do should not be what we judge a church by, we judge by their doctrines.

    When churches do what they think will bring them the most money I have a hard time feeling their inspiration. When I see churches with good fruits I may not believe they are right but I am sure not going to believe they are wrong.

  • Is The Roman Catholic View of the Eucharist Supported by the Historical Evidence?

    02/20/2015 1:42:53 PM PST · 39 of 592
    JAKraig to don-o

    First, I am not a Roman Catholic, I have nothing but the utmost respect for the Roman Catholic Faith, Church and members.

    If the Roman Catholic or the Orthodox Catholic or the Coptic are not the “true church” authorized to represent Jesus Christ on the earth then there isn’t any other, or if there is another it could be anyone who makes the claim. There is one other church that makes a similar claim, the Latter Day Saints but believing their authority takes an even larger leap of faith.

    Protestant churches claim to pick up the mantle of the Roman Catholic Church, in other words they say they are the remnant of the “true Roman Catholic Church”. They, the Protestants have taken the church which was killed by the Popes and resurrected it in truth through Martin Luther. Martin Luther and those that followed him kept what they thought good from the Roman Catholic Church and discarded what they thought bad and the Sacrament of The Lords Supper was one of the things Luther thought wrong with the Church. The change made by Luther was at first very subtle sounding and eventually became that the “presence” of Christ was in the bread and wine but that the bread and wine were not literally the flesh and blood of Christ. While this difference may not sound earth shattering it is. Like in Catholic theology only the priest has the power to properly administer the Eucharist except in rare circumstances. This is where we run into problems.

    In the Lutheran Church it is obvious where the priesthood authority comes from, it is traced back to Luther who traces his linage of priesthood back to Peter. Evangelical churches and other Protestant churches say they don’t need this priesthood linage to have authority to Baptize or offer the Eucharist, they get authority from the Holy Bible and from the Holy Spirit.

    Don’t misunderstand my argument here, I’m not saying that the Catholics are the only ones authorized, I’m not making that argument for anyone, but if they are not then how is anyone? Do the Catholics not have the Holy Bible? Do the Catholics not have access to the Holy Ghost? Certainly they have these things as much as any believing Protestant.

    If therefore the Protestant/Evangelicals have any authority to administer the Sacraments of The Church then so too do the Catholics, it would be absurd to think otherwise.

    That brings us to another problem. If the Catholics, either the Roman or the Eastern or even the Coptic’s for that matter have the authority passed down from Peter that was apparently required to offer Mass for 1500 years, where did it go, do they not still have it?

    If the Catholic Churches lost the authority of Peter then they are just one of many church preaching their own brand of Christianity, no better but surely no worse than any of the others. If the Catholics lost authority to offer the Eucharist then who has it? Can no one offer it with authority? If you believe that the Catholics lost it then you must believe that the Mormons claim to have had it restored must have some value for if that authority is required to offer up the sacrament of the Lords Supper or Eucharist then if the Holy Catholic Church doesn’t have it because that authority died in that church then certainly no church derived from the dead church would have it either.

    So, do not quickly invalidate the authority of the Holy Roman Catholic, the Eastern Orthodox or Coptic churches unless you are prepared to invalidated your own church, or validate the claims of the LDS.

  • Mormons kick out dissenter; ran website for doubters [Lds claim local decision tho datelined 'SLC']

    02/12/2015 8:17:59 PM PST · 28 of 29
    JAKraig to Colofornian

    Some of the questions and answers said in some of these remarks are absurd. Nearly all the churches in the USA probably most of the Christian Churches in the world except the Roman Catholic Church banned black people from their white congregations but now have them and black preachers.

    The “Dateline SLC” is where the story came from not where the guy that excommunicated him came from.

    The letter written explaining the excommunication explained that he was welcome to believe whatever he wished but that when he started working against the faith to teach others to believe something other than approved church doctrine then that meant they had no choice but to excommunicate him.

    I don’t know know why someone would want to be a part of something they don’t believe in anyway unless they are somehow exploiting the church for their own gain.

    As far as changing “Inspiration” to get rid of plural marriage, the Mormons still have plural marriage but you can’t have two living spouses whom you are married to at the same time. This was done because the Federal Government confiscated all Church properties and basically took over the church. If they wanted to run the church and get their property back they had to agree to the conditions of the Federal government. I would say that doesn’t require much inspiration, just a little common sense.

  • Faith: The Misunderstood Doctrine Chapter 7

    02/09/2015 8:54:30 AM PST · 6 of 10
    JAKraig to metmom
    This is a very nice short treatise on faith and what the world incorrectly thinks faith is, however I disagree with a couple of the statements made by it.

    To believe that God gives us faith would blame those who are faithless on God. To say that those finding proof of religious “fact” are faithless and looking for something to give them reason for believing is also not necessarily so.

    We all start our faith with proof, perhaps not much proof but some. We usually start with the stories of Christ, His life, His Miracles and His resurrection.

    Faith is not based on nothing. Faith starts out as a very small thing in us, as we exercise our faith in The Lord Jesus Christ and experiment with living the ways of His teachings we see that it works and our faith is strengthened. As our faith becomes stronger we see more and more the truth that our faith allows us to see, truth that from outside the vantage point of faith we would not see.

    As our faith grows in some ways it decreases at the same time because it turns into knowledge. We no longer believe the stories of Jesus, the apostles and God Himself, we “know” them to be true because we have put them to the test and seen the results. When unbelievers shame us and make fun of us and present proof of the fallacy of Christian doctrines we are unaffected in part because of our faith but also in part because of our knowledge. For new Christians whose faith is frail these trials are very difficult and many will fall away. Likewise those who are new to the faith can be more easily tempted to do evil than those who have learned the truth of the gospel not by faith alone but by faith tried and found to be true.

    Humans don't earn any reward from God, by Grace God's Son has bought us, we are His not because He made us have faith, not because He loved us and gave us faith but because we accepted Him and allowed faith to work in us. It is the relationship between our spirits and the Holy Spirit that allows us to accept The Savior and therefore gain faith and knowledge.

    I have learned by practice that if I jump up into the air that gravity will pull me back down to the ground. Before I understood gravity I had faith everyday that I would not go flying into space. I don't have to have faith in gravity anymore, now I know about it, I have tested and know its limits to me.

    I have tested my faith in The Lord Jesus Christ and know Him to be The Son of God and I have enough faith to do my best to follow Him and His ways. I don't require knowing which Tomb of many claimed to have been His, I don't have to search for blood stains on a rock that may have been used for His crucifixion, I don't need to know that some cloth may have stains from His face to Know He is, but, those things are in no way bad to know. The problem is that when your faith is based on tangible items if the items are later proven to be wrong what happens to your faith?

    I don't know about the Shroud of Turin, I don't know about the Tomb of Jesus of Nazareth, or where Golgotha is but I know that Jesus is Christ.

  • The Gospel According To Church History (Part 7)

    02/07/2015 3:51:44 PM PST · 36 of 42
    JAKraig to metmom
    Even if we are, since the believer who has been born again by faith in Jesus Christ, is good to go because the righteousness of Christ has been imputed to him, credited to his account.

    When God looks at that believer, He sees the righteous life of Christ.

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    It truly pains me when I see someone who says because they have confessed the name of Jesus Christ they are acceptable and saved to eternal life and then thinks the Lord will ignore the works of that person.

    It is easy to mouth the words but harder to do the deed. Taking on the name of Jesus implies good works, without the good works there can be no salvation because there was no conversion. Saying you follow Jesus then having no good works makes you a liar. James says “show me your works and I'll show you your faith.” He also says “faith without works is dead”.

    The two are not apart from each other, they go hand in hand, you don't have one if you don't have the other.

    The crowd that trumpets grace, and nothing else will be sad and miserable at judgement day, the Savior will say “I never knew you.”