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  • DAY 309: WITH GOD IN THE STORM - Devotional

    09/20/2021 5:54:40 AM PDT · 3 of 7
    mikeus_maximus to metmom

    You seem to speak pretty freely about God’s assumed actions and motives. I wonder if He agrees.

  • May divorce husband over Covid vax beliefs

    08/24/2021 6:18:33 PM PDT · 182 of 245
    mikeus_maximus to Scarpetta

    You sound really self-centered. Marriage can’t survive without self sacrifice. I’m sorry for you both.

  • THE GREAT REBELLION: The Rebel Leaders Quarreling Among Themselves; BITTER DENUNCIATIONS OF DAVIS; Cause of the Withdrawal of the Rebel Troops to Centerville (8/24/1861)

    08/24/2021 5:13:36 AM PDT · 4 of 6
    mikeus_maximus to Homer_J_Simpson

    Looks like the press was just as hyperbolic and wrong then too. The rumors of the Confederacy’s imminent demise were unfortunately greatly exaggerated.

  • Is it possible that the enforced vaccinations are "the mark of the beast"?

    08/22/2021 4:06:32 PM PDT · 66 of 92
    mikeus_maximus to Peter ODonnell

    No.

  • Never-Trump Bible Teacher Beth Moore Blasts Unvaccinated Christians

    08/17/2021 5:07:44 AM PDT · 62 of 62
    mikeus_maximus to Scrambler Bob

    That’s right, isn’t it? Everything is temporary and a mere distraction from what is eternally important. Supposed Bible- believing people waste their time and mental energy on the wrong things.

  • Never-Trump Bible Teacher Beth Moore Blasts Unvaccinated Christians

    08/11/2021 5:21:46 AM PDT · 33 of 62
    mikeus_maximus to Maudeen

    Interesting. I’ve been a freeper for about a decade. I’m also familiar with Beth Moore’s teaching on scriptures- it’s solid. I’m surprised to learn that “Christians” on here would apparently label Erick Erickson a liberal, screaming, ungodly shrew as well for not elevating Trump based on his character and for supporting vaccines:

    “ You can believe a lot of things. You can believe in the Easter Bunny. You can believe Elvis is still alive. You can believe a lot of things, but believing something does not mean it is true.

    With the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is why the apostles note the number of people who witnessed both the death and resurrection of Christ. Paul wrote into a skeptical age of cynics. He documented the people Christ appeared to, fully alive, after the resurrection. He notes that Christians would be fools to preach a risen Lord if it really did not happen. He does not accept it by faith but provides evidence and names that you can believe him and believe in the resurrection because it actually happened and is true.

    Ultimately, Paul was willing to die because he knew it was true. So too with all the other apostles except John, who died a natural death still proclaiming the gospel.

    I’ve been thinking about this because I think the media coverage of people with COVID is deeply condescending and unhelpful. But I do think it is remarkable the number of people who had to get COVID to realize they should have gotten vaccinated.

    They had a belief, but it was not true. They believed COVID was no big deal or the vaccines did not really work. Now they know and sadly some will or have already died because they didn’t realize they believed a lie until it was too late.

    Mistruths and lies are running rampant in our society. Many of you are still convinced the election was stolen because you’ve chosen to trust sources who are dishonest or engaged in sleight of hand. They’ve convinced you any flaw or an accumulation of flaws in an election is proof it was stolen. No election is perfect. They’re run by mostly retirees. But an imperfect election with some errors is not a stolen election. And some of the errors are not really errors. They are just interpreted as such by hucksters, charlatans, frauds, and malicious malcontents.

    Then there are the viral deniers. Over twenty percent of Americans now know someone who has lost their life to COVID — actually to COVID, not shot in the head, put tested positive for COVID so therefore dead of COVID. The hucksters have now shifted the goalposts to cast doubt on the vaccine, which they claim is now somehow worse than a virus.

    “But it has a 99% survival rate,” is the common chant, that unknowingly takes into account hospitals being able to treat the people when the spread can be handled. And pay no attention to the senior citizens who died. And also, when did every life stop being precious?

    Concurrently, however, are the medical charlatans who insist our kids in school must be in masks. “Trust the science,” they scream as they demand we wear masks alone outside and our kids keep snot against their faces all day in school. Then there are those who made a really big deal about people previously infected having immunity, but suddenly accusing these people of being vaccine deniers when the whole reason they didn’t get the vaccine is that they were told they did not have to get it.

    It is no wonder so many people have no idea who to believe and engage in their own research on YouTube while taking a dump in the office bathroom during break.

    But the truth still matters. You can believe the election was stolen. You can believe COVID is no big deal. You can believe the vaccine is worse than the virus. You can believe in the Easter Bunny. But your belief does not make it true.

    And if you believe those things and are a Christian, well, at least God is sovereign and I’m a Calvinist because otherwise, I think someone screaming a bunch of lies and then wanting to share the gospel would give a curious unbeliever pause.

    “The election was stolen. The virus is a scam. Now let me tell you about my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” isn’t good witnessing. Truth still matters. In fact, truth matters most.”

  • Never-Trump Bible Teacher Beth Moore Blasts Unvaccinated Christians

    08/11/2021 5:12:49 AM PDT · 32 of 62
    mikeus_maximus to Maudeen

    Interesting. I been a freeper for about a decade. I’m also familiar with Beth Moore’s teaching on scriptures- it’s solid. I’m surprised to learn that “Christians” on here would apparently label Erick Erickson a liberal, screaming, ungodly shrew as well for not elevating Trump based on his character and for supporting vaccines:

    “ You can believe a lot of things. You can believe in the Easter Bunny. You can believe Elvis is still alive. You can believe a lot of things, but believing something does not mean it is true.

    With the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is why the apostles note the number of people who witnessed both the death and resurrection of Christ. Paul wrote into a skeptical age of cynics. He documented the people Christ appeared to, fully alive, after the resurrection. He notes that Christians would be fools to preach a risen Lord if it really did not happen. He does not accept it by faith but provides evidence and names that you can believe him and believe in the resurrection because it actually happened and is true.

    Ultimately, Paul was willing to die because he knew it was true. So too with all the other apostles except John, who died a natural death still proclaiming the gospel.

    I’ve been thinking about this because I think the media coverage of people with COVID is deeply condescending and unhelpful. But I do think it is remarkable the number of people who had to get COVID to realize they should have gotten vaccinated.

    They had a belief, but it was not true. They believed COVID was no big deal or the vaccines did not really work. Now they know and sadly some will or have already died because they didn’t realize they believed a lie until it was too late.

    Mistruths and lies are running rampant in our society. Many of you are still convinced the election was stolen because you’ve chosen to trust sources who are dishonest or engaged in sleight of hand. They’ve convinced you any flaw or an accumulation of flaws in an election is proof it was stolen. No election is perfect. They’re run by mostly retirees. But an imperfect election with some errors is not a stolen election. And some of the errors are not really errors. They are just interpreted as such by hucksters, charlatans, frauds, and malicious malcontents.

    Then there are the viral deniers. Over twenty percent of Americans now know someone who has lost their life to COVID — actually to COVID, not shot in the head, put tested positive for COVID so therefore dead of COVID. The hucksters have now shifted the goalposts to cast doubt on the vaccine, which they claim is now somehow worse than a virus.

    “But it has a 99% survival rate,” is the common chant, that unknowingly takes into account hospitals being able to treat the people when the spread can be handled. And pay no attention to the senior citizens who died. And also, when did every life stop being precious?

    Concurrently, however, are the medical charlatans who insist our kids in school must be in masks. “Trust the science,” they scream as they demand we wear masks alone outside and our kids keep snot against their faces all day in school. Then there are those who made a really big deal about people previously infected having immunity, but suddenly accusing these people of being vaccine deniers when the whole reason they didn’t get the vaccine is that they were told they did not have to get it.

    It is no wonder so many people have no idea who to believe and engage in their own research on YouTube while taking a dump in the office bathroom during break.

    But the truth still matters. You can believe the election was stolen. You can believe COVID is no big deal. You can believe the vaccine is worse than the virus. You can believe in the Easter Bunny. But your belief does not make it true.

    And if you believe those things and are a Christian, well, at least God is sovereign and I’m a Calvinist because otherwise, I think someone screaming a bunch of lies and then wanting to share the gospel would give a curious unbeliever pause.

    “The election was stolen. The virus is a scam. Now let me tell you about my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” isn’t good witnessing. Truth still matters. In fact, truth matters most.”

  • Cancel Culture and Wokeness Will Destroy Our Country

    08/11/2021 5:02:51 AM PDT · 4 of 9
    mikeus_maximus to Kaslin

    No they won’t. Those are just symptoms. Denial of God and gross moral decay and lawlessness are doing it right now. He has told us plainly: “ Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.” Proverbs 14:34.

  • Legendary FSU football coach Bobby Bowden has died at 91.

    08/08/2021 4:41:49 AM PDT · 2 of 13
    mikeus_maximus to 2harddrive

    I lived in Tallahassee during the Dynasty. I met him briefly. I’ve never met anyone like him.

  • America has become its own worst enemy Like the Soviet Union, the US is dying from despair

    08/03/2021 7:44:19 AM PDT · 30 of 40
    mikeus_maximus to MtnClimber

    God is the solution to fear and despair. Without him, fear and despair are inevitable- for nations as well as individuals.

  • Was "the plan" to expel God from the Garden of Eden (Bible Thumper caucus)

    06/16/2021 6:01:47 PM PDT · 43 of 233
    mikeus_maximus to Faith Presses On

    This is completely confused thinking. God is YHWH, I AM- the only thing existing by its own will. Anything else that exists exists because he allows it. Satan is less than an impotent speck just like we are to YWHW, the eternal one who spoke all thinks into existence. Satan is not his equal; the truth is not same pagan notion of a pantheon of man made gods or even equal opposing forces of good and evil. Satan has been bound. The decision “who wins” eternally is not a question. God allows each of us to decide which way we choose to go: eternal life with him, or unending misery with Satan.

  • A Quick, Compelling Bible Study Vol. 65: What the Old Testament Says About Wine

    06/13/2021 4:25:46 AM PDT · 3 of 44
    mikeus_maximus to Misitheus

    I think perhaps the passage you need to worry about is Psalms 14:1-2.

  • Bipartisan Antitrust Bills Would Break Up Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook

    06/12/2021 4:18:52 PM PDT · 26 of 90
    mikeus_maximus to RandFan

    Please let this happen.

  • TWISTING SCRIPTURE

    06/10/2021 7:54:42 PM PDT · 11 of 18
    mikeus_maximus to grumpa

    Ping

  • A 'Covid crime wave' is one reason these residents want to break away from Atlanta

    06/07/2021 4:57:10 PM PDT · 25 of 34
    mikeus_maximus to hoe_cake

    Until last month, I lived in a quiet, upscale northern burb of Atlanta. In the process of preparing the house for sale, I installed a Ring door bell. Now I get alerts in my phone about all the crimes within 3-4 miles of the house, replete with videos of the perpetrators. Most are breaking into cars and homes. Guess how many were not black? I’ll wait….

    I’ve now escaped to rural Trump country, where people are armed and polite. I couldn’t feel more secure.

  • US military is posting gay pride rainbows on social media for Pride Month – here are the pics

    06/04/2021 5:03:02 PM PDT · 15 of 75
    mikeus_maximus to PROCON

    Somebody please destroy this perverted country.

  • George W. Bush Center: Amnesty for Illegal Aliens ‘Essential’ to Securing Southern Border

    06/03/2021 6:34:19 PM PDT · 64 of 77
    mikeus_maximus to Mr. Mojo

    I said it then and I’ll say it now: It takes a special kind of idiot to earn the hate of virtually everyone on both sides of the isle.

  • George W. Bush says the Republican Party has a shot at future elections if it curbs its 'white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism'

    05/02/2021 9:31:07 AM PDT · 163 of 213
    mikeus_maximus to Mr. Mojo

    Despised the fake self-labeled “conservative” then, despise him and his whole beltway bastard family now.

  • What does social justice mean to Christians? For the Christian, social justice must be based on biblical truth, or it’s not just at all.

    04/26/2021 10:52:29 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    mikeus_maximus to SeekAndFind

    ping

  • I’ve lived in Minneapolis my entire life. I’m leaving Friday. I no longer recognize my hometown.

    04/22/2021 3:40:44 PM PDT · 24 of 142
    mikeus_maximus to ProtectOurFreedom

    Please move to Georgia! Too many Kalifornicators have discovered what a great place this is to live (so long as you stay out of the Dark Continent of Atlanta proper.) We need to keep this state right- leaning and free.