Posts by JAKraig

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  • 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.”

  • Fox News stands by decision to post heinous ISIS burning video online

    02/04/2015 9:00:11 PM PST · 15 of 63
    JAKraig to PROCON

    I watched it, doing so makes me more committed to begging our government to turn the sand where ISIS is into glass.

  • When Real Disaster Strikes: These Are The People Who Will Loot, Pillage and Kill You For Your Food

    01/28/2015 6:17:57 PM PST · 65 of 69
    JAKraig to Dusty Road
    There are many plans that can work to keep you safe and living, most of them have a few things in common.

    1. Organization. No matter what you have prepared for if you don't have a way to protect it from an angry crowd you might as well give it all away and put a bullet behind your ear.

    2. Help. You need a plan and people to help you implement it. You need someone to watch while you sleep. Animals can be good help for security. Get a big, noisy dog. A loud low pitched bark can scare a lot of people away.

    3. Fuel. If you can't stay warm or keep frozen foods frozen then you have a lot of waste. You need fuel to run a generator or solar collectors to keep some communications going, charge a phone, charge a radio, run a TV, radio or whatever. You need oil for lamps, candles and a way to light them

    4. Weapons. If you can't defend what you have just give it away. Plenty of ammo. You may never fire a shot, but you might be able to trade a little ammo for a lot of food.

    5. Water. Most people don't have enough water to last more than a day. People buy lots of 2 liter soft drinks that make great water storage but people don't do that they just throw the bottles away. You need a way to board up your windows so people can't easily knock through one and enter your place.

    6. Food. You have to eat and if the problem lasts a long time you will need stuff to trade, food is one of the best things to trade with. Frozen foods are only worth having if you have a means to keep them frozen, that means running a generator at least a few hours a day. Generators make a lot of noise and alert everybody you have supplies.

    7. Silver coin. Pre 1964 American silver coin will be one of the only real monies worth having. Silver dimes are easily cut into halves so dimes are a great item to store.

    If you are in an urban area it will be tough. If you can get 25 miles or so away from a major city you will be a lot better off. Without gasoline foragers won't be traveling too far, most people aren't used to walking and can't go very far very quickly especially carrying everything they own.

    None of the items above just happen, you have to plan for it in advance. It is best to do it over a period of years, we may not have that period of years now.

    The things listed are hardly even a start but if you don't have them you might as well go to a government shelter and starve there.

    Once society falls apart it will come back. It may take weeks, months or perhaps years but eventually life will find some kind of normal.

    Most people deny that these things can happen and hopefully they never will but it is senseless to not prepare for the possibility.

  • Uncle Sam Is Coming After Your Savings

    01/26/2015 12:05:14 PM PST · 44 of 46
    JAKraig to EVO X

    The governments desires to control all money and give it to who they want will destroy all savings. No, they won’t come and just take it away, first they will protect all retirement accounts by taking away your access to it and then guaranteeing a return of some percentage of it. They will make sure you get your 3% when the inflation rate is 15%.

    Put your money in anything that cannot be grabbed by the government.

  • NY: Man who shot Dog found Justified, most States have Similar law

    01/09/2015 5:49:28 AM PST · 12 of 31
    JAKraig to goat granny

    I don’t care what kind of dog anyone has. Dogs can be a man’s best friend and can be sociable animals. Dogs need to be trained to know what they are allowed and not allowed to do. they need to be trained as to where their territorial boundaries are. They can easily be trained, they want to please their masters. People who won’t take the time to train, teach and love their dog(s) shouldn’t have them.

  • Terrorists who attacked French magazine displayed professional training

    01/07/2015 8:39:29 AM PST · 13 of 23
    JAKraig to 353FMG

    It’s a good thing that gun laws in France protect people from this kind of violence.

  • Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs will get direct upgrade to Windows 10

    01/05/2015 9:20:44 AM PST · 20 of 101
    JAKraig to The Great RJ

    When Vista was properly updated with service updates it turned into a fine system, still have one running here, it never causes a problem. I use 7 for most of my computers, I have several at home and at work. I have 8.1 on a notebook. It has simply never caused a problem, I use a start button add on but other than that it is solid.

  • Run, Mitt, Run

    01/01/2015 8:30:41 AM PST · 25 of 35
    JAKraig to bgill
    Mitt Romney is a really nice guy and would have been a much better choice than Obama. Jeb Bush was a decent governor of Florida, likely a more conservative governor than they have had for a long time.

    Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are not conservatives. I hate it when the press identifies these people as conservatives. I hate it when the press tries to stick us with someone they know that Hilary can beat. That my friends is what it is all about, the liberals selecting our candidates for us.

    While I am not dumb enough to withhold my vote from whatever republican is running in the general I don't have to like it.

  • ID: Homeowner runs out of Ammo using "Warning Shots"

    01/01/2015 8:22:33 AM PST · 38 of 51
    JAKraig to marktwain

    My warning shots will consist of two shots to the torso and one to the head.

  • The 2.6 Billion Dollar Welfare Payment That The U.S. Government Gives To Wal-Mart

    12/29/2014 6:40:26 AM PST · 65 of 109
    JAKraig to cincinnati65

    The writer so misunderstands the responsibilities of governments and business.

    First Government does not have the responsibility to see that I make enough money to eat, only that the the country will be protected from those that would make it impossible for me to find a way to support myself.

    Second, a business has no responsibilities to its employees except to pay what it agrees to pay them for a given amount of work. If the employee does not want to work for the amount then the employee has no responsibility to continue working there. When a company does not pay enough to attract good workers they either pay more or go out of business, or at least should.

    We need to get the government out of our lives. The government should not be worrying about our salaries, our food stamps, our rent payments, our mortgage insurance or so many other items.

  • Was St. Louis cop AMBUSHED?

    12/27/2014 6:49:18 AM PST · 48 of 48
    JAKraig to FreedomPoster
    Martial.

    Marshal Law is a Tekken character.

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    Sorry about that, I'm old enough to have known better!

  • When judges and presidents go rogue

    12/24/2014 9:34:03 PM PST · 14 of 17
    JAKraig to econjack

    How could the MSM foist this clown on the public, and how could the voting public not only elect him, but do it twice! . . . . .

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    What a silly question after electing a president twice who got his semen on a 19 year old girl’s dress as it spilled from her mouth.

    We have a very sick electorate.

  • Was St. Louis cop AMBUSHED?

    12/24/2014 9:23:54 PM PST · 38 of 48
    JAKraig to gaijin

    The president and many of his Rat friends realize that the only way to make the changes they want is if they are able to take complete control of society. When the Federal Government declares marshal law to get society back under control they will fundamentally change our society.

    I am not sure local and state governments will fall for the trap or even honor the marshal law, that is when we will see if our representatives have any gonads.

  • How Does God Foreknow Free Choices?

    12/24/2014 12:38:06 PM PST · 18 of 46
    JAKraig to SeekAndFind
    So many arguments are ended with what I think is a baseless argument that God exists in all times at the same time.

    I do not believe this, it sounds wonderful but because Christ too is God like His Father then he too would exist in the same way in all times, but, he told his Apostles that no one knew the time of his return including Him, only His Father. To me that denies the existence in timelessness.

    I am not an intelligent philosopher like many here but that is what my little mind sees.

    When my children were small I knew what they would do in a given situation, they never surprised me until they got older and had experiences and influences that I was not aware of. God is aware of all of our experiences and knows us better than we know ourselves. We would not be satisfied being judged on what we would have done, to our finite minds we must have the opportunity to make choices, good and bad and see for ourselves if we will make the right choices and to know the judgement is true.

    It would be easy to say “I would have accepted Christ and followed His law.” It is another thing entirely to do it. Being judged without seeing for ourselves what we would do would seems most unfair to many or perhaps most of us. I believe that like I love my children so God loves us and wants us happy and created this earth so that we could see our own test results instead of being informed of what we would have done given the chance.

  • Woman arrested as 'teabagger' wins $1.2 million

    12/15/2014 8:14:36 AM PST · 16 of 25
    JAKraig to School of Rational Thought

    dirty cops needs to be exposed

    Story says nothing of officer’s discipline, if any.

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    Actually Dirty cops need to be in jail.

  • Denver Cops Arrest Man who Exposed them Beating Man on Video While Promoting Cop who did the Beating

    12/15/2014 8:08:27 AM PST · 11 of 26
    JAKraig to bkopto
    Photography is to the police as the internet is to the mainstream media. It’s only a matter of time until the piles and piles of lies, deception and corruption accumulated through the decades, are trashed.

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    I really hope you are correct but I have my doubts. When the police chiefs stand behind the bad cops instead of getting rid of them it is unlikely anything will change except that taxpayers will have the burden through their taxes of paying off the wronged.

  • Cleveland Police Union wants apology for Andrew Hawkins' Tamir Rice shirt

    12/15/2014 7:47:13 AM PST · 8 of 21
    JAKraig to knarf

    Wait a minute ,,, isn’t this the case where a kid had a real looking gun, was told to put it down (or something like that) and was eventually shot because he refused ?
    If I’m wrong, I’ll admit it, but I seem to remember the story that way

    If so .... why should the cops apologize ?

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    Start apologizing, your not even close.

    You are correct there was a 12 year old boy, he had a real looking gun.

    He never refused to do anything. The cops sped to within a few feet of him and told him to put down the gun while they were still in the car speeding up to him, impossible that he would have heard them, they stopped the car, one cop jumped out and killed the kid dead, all happened in two seconds according to the park camera.

    Yes the cops told a completely different story but that was before it was found that the park had a camera that caught it all. The cops simply murdered a black kid.

    This whole thing was unnecessary. The cops personnel file explained that he shouldn’t be trusted with a gun and that he had emotional problems, he should have never been hired by the CPD after he left the other police force because of his problems.

    I am so fed up with cops killing people so that they can go home at night I’m ready to puke. Cops need to start paying for their actions, they need to be charged with murder when they commit murder.

  • Man Dies During Traffic Stop From Asthma Attack as Cop Refuses to Let them Drive to Hospital

    12/14/2014 6:23:38 PM PST · 48 of 293
    JAKraig to stinkerpot65

    This cop and the stupid police chief that said he did the right thing are not public servants but masters over the public. We need to get rid of these stupid people.

    We are people governed by the people, not lorded over by the government. We elect stupid liberals and we get stupid overlords.

  • I’m not a sales assistant (Whiny rich black girl)

    12/12/2014 12:32:32 PM PST · 139 of 155
    JAKraig to Second Amendment First
    Wow! That was a 1,825-word exercise in self-indulgence . . .

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    What a most eloquent reply, thanks.

  • Iranian hackers downed Adelson's casino empire

    12/12/2014 8:53:38 AM PST · 9 of 12
    JAKraig to PghBaldy
    Hardly the first attack.

    My business was hit by the “Crypto locker” hit. It came in through email, disguised as a UPS communication like we get every day. It encrypted all my hard drives in the whole business, every drive and wanted a ransom to get it back. I don't do ransoms so I lost thousands of pictures and other files that were not backed up except on network connected remote drives. Fortunately my business data was backed up on unconnected external devices and on paper, we mostly recovered without major loses but it did take a lot of time and effort to do so.

    I suspect we were hit by Russians or someone in the Caucuses, whom ever it was I was not alone. I understand that thousands of companies paid the ransom and got their data back. It was only a few hundred dollars or so but I was unwilling to reward the thieves.

    I'm hoping their criminal activity destroys them and causes a lot of pain and grief in the process.

    What I have not understood is why the US government did nothing to go after these people. It was one of the largest crimes ever perpetuated against business in the US but our government did nothing to either stop it or punish it.

  • Rush Is Wrong about Government Shutdowns

    12/09/2014 5:53:29 AM PST · 7 of 94
    JAKraig to Buckeye McFrog
    Sadly she is right. Our corrupt, partisan media . . . .

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    What she said of the media is about the only thing she got right in the article. Romney lost because many stayed home. She said that Romney only got 60% of the white vote, while true the statistics she was referring to weren't about white voters but about Perot voters who were white. I'm pretty sure that Romney got pretty close to 100% of the Perot voters who voted.

    I'm not at all sure Romney would have been a lot better for the country in some ways. Sure we would likely not have Obama care, sure we would be much better off internationally and militarily but we would have still been on a slide down to socialism. It is socialism that is tearing this country apart and the Manchurian candidate running the country.

  • Handgun Purchase Suggestions

    12/07/2014 9:29:02 PM PST · 92 of 109
    JAKraig to ExSES
    I don't want to ensure that a round is chambered in an auto AND I don't want to leave one chambered either.

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    I'm not sure how I could disagree with this any more than I do. To avoid knowing if a shell is chambered always carry chambered, always be chambered if loaded. To avoid the possibility of an accidental firing like cops are apt to do, carry double action only, who needs a hair trigger when you are nervous anyway.

    My rule number 1 when looking for a carry gun is getting one you will carry ALL THE TIME.

    While I love most 45’s they are big bully's that will stop most anything they hit, but, they are also big and unwieldy, so big you will not likely carry it all the time.

    You don't need a professional to train you past the basics, just go shoot and shoot often until you are good at it and then shoot often some more and keep it up.

    Almost any of the brands mentioned here so far will be ok for most situations. I really like Keltec because they have a clip that will allow you to carry inside your pants at your belt, no holster needed. You simply blouse your shirt up a little to cover the hilt and your completely concealed. Keltec also has a repair policy that is outstanding, I have used it. They were quick and did a nice job on my PF-9.

    I'm ok with 9mm, I like 38 special better and revolvers for girls that can't pull the slide. Of course if you always carry chambered you don't have to worry about pulling the slide do you.

    The more you practice the more comfortable and accurate you will be if you ever have to use. I reiterate, if you are going to carry carry all the time.

  • GOP asks Supreme Court to take on another ObamaCare case

    12/04/2014 11:00:58 AM PST · 3 of 5
    JAKraig to 5thGenTexan

    What the GOP should do is tell the court to either take the case and rule on the side of the GOP or that the GOP congress will impeach any justice that votes to keep the law as it is. That should motivate a couple justices.

  • COSBY: LAPD Ready to Investigate Playboy Mansion Sexual Assault Claim

    12/04/2014 10:55:32 AM PST · 17 of 34
    JAKraig to rey

    Anyone who has the guts to make a complaint about someone touching her or even molesting her while she was at the Playboy mansion is only trying to make money off what they did in their youth. If they were there at the Playboy mansion they were there getting paid, getting paid more or less to be molested.

  • You Can Kill, but Don’t Murder: Clarifying the Sixth Commandment

    12/02/2014 2:39:35 PM PST · 46 of 61
    JAKraig to mdmathis6
    Just follow Christ’s(the high priest of Melchizidek) example as to how he observed the Sabbath and we should be doing just fine.

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    Jesus Christ Himself, Jehovah of the Old Testament gives us His law in the Old Testament, He wrote it Himself.

    It will be wonderful when His law is written in our hearts, when it is I assure you it will include the Ten Commandments.

  • You Can Kill, but Don’t Murder: Clarifying the Sixth Commandment

    12/02/2014 9:24:42 AM PST · 33 of 61
    JAKraig to Salvation
    Christ came to fulfill the law.

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    I always hate it when people say this. Yes it is true as far as you understand it, it does not do away with the Ten Commandments. The Law of Moses was not the Ten Commandments but the laws of daily life as outlined mostly in the last 3 books of Moses.

    The Ten Commandments are still in force, are still the law of God. Breaking them has consequences, consequences that can be overturned by the Grace of Jesus Christ but not before we have paid a price, a heavy price of a broken heart and attempted to make restitution and begged forgiveness.

    I hear people saying all the time that working on the Sabbath is OK now because the law has been fulfilled, hog wash. The same is true of adultery, many talk of how little a deal it is to break this and other of the Ten Commandments, THEY ARE WRONG!

  • How is Microsoft's Surface Pro bucking the downward tablet trend?

    12/01/2014 12:44:00 PM PST · 28 of 36
    JAKraig to Da Coyote

    However, when my gen 3 iPad becomes Obama-like (e.g., unreliable and stupid), I’ll replace it with another iPad.

    Microsoft?

    Ptui!

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    I bought a I-Pad when they came out, I liked it and I reduced my laptop usage substantially but I still needed the laptop.

    I still have my original I-Pad, I use it for reading scriptures and little else. I do have a Microsoft tablet.
    When I first got it I thought perhaps I made a mistake. There were few apps for it. Now, it is my go to machine. It is a full fledged computer and a tablet. I really love it. It has pretty much put my laptop into retirement. It’s faster than the I-Pad, more compatible with my desktop and lasts all day on a charge. By the way it’s much cheaper than an I-Pad.

  • Millennial Series: Part 22: Premillennialism and the Tribulation

    11/16/2014 5:11:41 PM PST · 6 of 11
    JAKraig to wmfights

    My point being, while “everyone has their own opinion and idea” only the Premillennialists are consistent in how they interpret Scripture.

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    My father once explained to me that opinions are like a persons rear end. Everyone has one and most of them stink.

    That being said, The Lord has told us that the hour or even day of the second coming of The Lord is not known by anyone including Himself except for The Father. Speculation about when it will happen is just that speculation. If there happens to be a representative of The Lord on the earth and he says he knows, then he is a liar or the scriptures lie.

    We simply do not know the answer to this line of questions. Those that are alive when The Lord returns, they will know but only after He returns.

    My private speculation is that Christians will have to weather the storm of the tribulation just like everybody else but they will not be subject to the trials of the horrors of drugs, queer lifestyles, alcohol abuse, sex abuse, Aids and other sexually transmitted disease simply because of their Christian lifestyle. There will be those who call themselves Christian who will not be Christian whom I suspect will suffer more than those truly living the Christian lifestyle as taught by Christ.

    I’m thinking it will be good to live to an old age and die peacefully in your sleep rather than have to try to live through the Tribulation. That having been said, surviving the Tribulation and seeing the Glorious arrival of Jesus Christ would be a wonder to behold for sure.