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  2. Gregory Matthews

    Chaplaincy

    If you are interested in the field of chaplaincy, the following article may be of interest to you: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08854726.2020.1723190
  3. bonnie

    Abortion

    Fathers have little to say about abortion. Some will try to convince or force a girl friend into an abortion but unless he drags her physically to the abortionist the unwed mother is ultimately the one. In the increasing event the unwed father wants his child he still has very little to say about the unwed mothers decision. You know all the arguments for and against abortion. I don’t have to detail those for you. I’ll only say that I find the chosen propaganda names of both sides of this matter deceptive. Pro-lifers aren’t pro all life, only unborn life. They show little interest in living, walking-around children and families. As for “pro-choice,” whether to have a baby is only one choice in a life that lacks choices in employment, healthcare and childcare. Both sides have a long way to go to make their arguments just and fair. I have heard Christians caricature abortion so they can be more clearly against it. They speak of it almost as though evil women are getting pregnant just so they can have an abortion. I understand that these people want to end abortion. I appreciate their ideals. But that’s dishonest. What is dishonest is the above. The tired old lie that no one cares after the child is born. I have never heard or know of anyone that believes EVIL WOMEN are getting pregnant just so they can have an abortion. Health care is readily available for a unwed unemployed mother. Educational programs for the single mother are available in most states. Child care subsidies (also called vouchers and fee assistance): Each state receives funds from the federal government for a state-run child care subsidy program. These programs help low-income families pay for child care so they can work or attend school. I wonder if the writing this article has done one tenth as much as many do for the child after it is born or is it just his mouth? When women have the "right" to say my body, my choice" what role is the father to play?
  4. Gregory Matthews

    Vaccine Facts

    The following is an important the deals with facts related to the COVID-19 vaccine. https://www.adventistreview.org/2110-34
  5. Lying by omission is still lying. Deliberately leaving out information critical to the issue is what??? · Georgia’s law, in fact, does not prohibit polling places from setting up self-serve water dispensers for voters. It simply prevents activists from delivering food … Water fountains can be set up and the simplest solution so as to not lose your place in line,........BRING YOUR OWN WATER!!!!!!!!!!! How many of us standing in a voting line have been served water and food . Activists of course will hand out all sorts of goodies
  6. The examinations forthwith began. Latomus, a doctor of the university of Louvain, famous for his controversy with Luther, the dean, Ruard Tapper, of Enkhuysen, whom the pope six years before had nominated inquisitor-general of the Netherlands, and others besides, betook themselves every day to the prisons; and they went ‘as if they were going to a combat, equipped and tricked out at all points against a body of poor weak women. The younger prisoners modestly kept silence; but the more experienced turned the arguments of the theologians against themselves, so that the latter retreated in confusion.’ 557It was on the 20th of March, 1543, that the inquiry began. Catherine Sclercx, wife of Jacques Rogiers, an apothecary, was brought up pede ligato on that day, on March 31, and on June 13. ‘What do you hold about the invocation of saints?’ they said to her. ‘I am little practised in discussion,’ replied Catherine, ‘but I will not hold any thing except what Holy Scripture teaches. It is there said we must worship God only and there is only one Mediator. I have therefore purposed in my own mind to worship and to invoke none but Him.’ ‘What impudence!’ said the theologians; ‘thou art venturing, with hands full of uncleanness, to present thyself before God. If the emperor came into this town, wouldst thou not, before approaching him, appeal to Monsieur de Granvella, in order that he might recommend thee to him?’ ‘But see,’ simply answered Catherine, ‘suppose the emperor were at a window and called me with his own tongue, saying—“Woman, thou hast to do with me; come up hither, I will grant thee what thou shalt ask for,” would you still counsel me to wait until I had gained friends at court?’ This noble woman then said, with a holy boldness—‘I have a heavenly emperor, Jesus Christ, the redeemer of the world. He says aloud to all men, Come unto me! It is not to one or two of you, gentlemen, our masters, that he speaks this word. It is to all; and whosoever, feeling the burden of his sins pressing upon his soul, hastens in tears to respond to the call of God’s mercy, needs no other advocate, neither St. Peter nor St. Paul, to procure him access to his prince.’ The judges in astonishment rose without coming to any decision, contenting themselves with exclaiming, as they went away, ‘A Lutheran.’ This was an argument which they found unanswerable.
  7. The following will not be what you expect. But, it will challenge those who do not expect to be challenged. Why Aren’t Fathers Responsible for Illegal Abortions? | Adventist Today (atoday.org)
  8. GHansen

    Chocolate Milk

    Perhaps it only works for African Americans. The article about milk said a relatively small % of people believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. My acquaintance was probably among a small % of people who believed that black strap molasses enhances the beauty of dark skin.
  9. Ask of God 🗣 James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
  10. bonnie

    Chocolate Milk

    Don't think molasses has anything to do with skin color.We drank a lot of hot milk with molasses in the winter time as kids and didn't seem to have any effect on us
  11. bonnie

    Chocolate Milk

    Maybe a little slow tonight but am at a loss what that has to do with topic. But black strap molasses is supposed to be good for you
  12. B/W Photodude

    Chocolate Milk

    He may have been on to something. However, complexion has several different components that may have nothing to do with skin color.
  13. GHansen

    Chocolate Milk

    An African American acquaintance drank black strap molasses because [he believed] it improved his complexion.
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  15. phkrause

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY October 21 1966 Aberfan disaster kills 144 people and levels a Welsh mining village On the morning of October 21, 1966, a landslide of coal waste crashes into a small Welsh mining village, killing 116 children and 28 adults. The accident left just five survivors and wiped out half the town’s youth. The Aberfan disaster became one of the UK’s worst coal mining accidents... read more 19th Century 1805 Battle of Trafalgar U.S. Presidents 1921 President Harding publicly condemns lynching Vietnam War 1967 Thousands protest the war in Vietnam World War II 1941 Germans massacre men, women and children in Yugoslavia Art, Literature and Film History 1959 Guggenheim Museum opens in New York City Civil War 1861 Battle of Ball’s Bluff
  16. phkrause

    Days of Praise

    October 21, 2021 Heaven's Commonwealth “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 3:20) The translators of the King James Bible used the English word “conversation” in 18 passages, among which are five different Greek terms. Most of the words would be understood by our modern idea “manner of life” or behavior. However, in today’s verse, the word is politeuoma, derived from another Greek word, polites. Our English word “politics” comes from that, especially in the sense of citizenship as it relates to governmental oversight. The apostle Paul is the only New Testament writer to use the “politics” word, and he does so only two other times. On one occasion, “all Jerusalem was in an uproar” (Acts 21:31) over Paul’s supposed violation of the temple. After giving testimony of his conversion and subsequent ministry to the unruly crowd, Paul said, “Men and brethren, I have lived [politeuomai] in all good conscience before God until this day” (Acts 23:1), simply and boldy declaring that he now lived as a citizen of heaven. Earlier in his epistle to the Philippian church, Paul had challenged them, “Let your conversation [politeuoma] be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel” (Philippians 1:27). Paul’s challenge is just as clear to us: Live and think like our citizenship is in heaven. Heaven’s rule may be best understood by our English word “commonwealth,” a political community founded for the common good. We are “joint-heirs” with Christ (Romans 8:17), and we should look “for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (Hebrews 11:10). HMM III
  17. When stagecoaches were standard in the 1880s, the driver would typically assign his passenger seat to an armed partner whose duty it was to keep thieves away. Hence, the expression "riding shotgun". James
  18. bonnie

    Chocolate Milk

    I wouldnt hold my breath on Peta. Not only are they wacked on animal rights but they tell some pretty tall tales.Factory farming hss enough against it without adding to it "Sins" by lying
  19. bonnie

    Chocolate Milk

    A couple of my grandchildren were here one day while I was making home made soup. Also was making home made noodles. They were completely amazed that you could make noodles.
  20. stinsonmarri

    10 Celebrations of SDA Theology

    I am so thankful for this writer testimony, that's how I would like to define it. What he provided is what I have being trying to comment on since being here. I truly needed his help. 1. The Life-giving Bible: I have always felt this is where we I have come short. . . .the Bible is the inspired story of man’s relationship to God and his view of the Divine through the ages. I believe it must be read through the eyes of Christ. . . This is completely my thought and if inspired we should follow all of its teaching and instruction even today. Pastor Matthew I never believe in forcing anyone. Convincing others, including you what the Bible teaches, that's true. And YAHWEH said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that MY HOUSE may be filled. Luke 14:23 All may have life who will accept it; the world has been invited to the gospel feast. When those who were first invited refused the invitation, the master of the feast declared that none of those who were bidden should taste of his supper. But the banquet was not to be devoid of guests. He sent his messengers into the streets of the city, into the highways and byways, to compel men to come in, that his house might be filled. Men were to be compelled, not by force, but by the presentation of such convincing arguments that they would be constrained to come in. This compelling message represents the message that God would send to men to impel them to receive Christ, the world’s Redeemer. “As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. RH Sept 24, 1895 Making this simple if we need to show proof of our names. Why if HE State HIS NAME IS YAHWEH ELOHIYM is so hard for us to accept? 2. A Dynamic Adventist Identity: I agree that our pioneer started with the Millerites' Movement because of "the stagnation of mainstream churches." It was nothing for salvation to point them to a soon coming saving ELOHIYM! 3. The Grand Prophecies: I believe that God gave prophecies for all time. . . I also believe YAHWEH emphasized more on the last days. I feel that HE showed by renaming Jacob IsraEL not only for his children but for YAHWEH'S House of Prayer for all people. This continue to be the plan of Salvation. YAHSHUA sent Gabriel to give to John the final message of Elijah and the remnant IsraEL. This remnant will stand and do what ancient IsraEL did not do. They will finish the work and bring in the Great Multitude. 4. The Miracle of Creation: I believe in the incomprehensible miracle of Creation. I stand humbled and in awe of what I don’t understand, but feel joy and responsibility of being co-creator with God and an entrusted caretaker of HIS CREATION. The beauty of the seven-day cycle, with the Sabbath. . . I believe all of what he wrote. However, I believe that Sabbath is a celebration of worship. I feel an error was made in thinking of rest instead of stopping THEIR work to celebrate and to worship and give Honor to THE FATHER! Gen 2:1 states that they had finish all of CREATION of the Universe and the earth was the last and they stopped! 5. The Jesus of Love: I believe that Jesus drew a line in the sand, and lifted our sights to the DIVINE Principles of Love for God and for our fellow man. With our God-given conscience and intellect, we are trusted to apply these Principles in all aspects of our life, freed from narrow rules. . . Here where Brother Carsten Thomsen and I differ. Your know I believe in the original writings of the Bible and not what was added in the late 16 century KJV. I lived in Israel and the Church there called THE SAVIOR YAHSHUA! YAHSHUA said in the writings of John, that HE came in HIS FATHER'S NAME. I believe this and Moses was told HIS FATHER'S NAME and it was HIS NAME FOREVER! I also do not believe that we are slaves in obeying the Principles of the Law! Satan made that statement! We obey the Law out of love! That's the line YAHSHUA did draw in the sand! 6. Compassion for All: I believe all moral viewpoints must be derived from love. We may not always understand the complexities of sexuality, and in a turbulent world must navigate with love and care, listening to those we don’t understand. We must overcome the challenge of the innate revulsion and condemnation we may feel, and as in Christ’s example, remember that all humans are our siblings, created and loved by the same God. I do not feel that sexuality that YAHSHUA created is not complex, but simple. YAHSHUA made male and female and HE SAID to be fruitful and multiply. All problems related to sexuality is due to sin. We are to realize that we are not the judge. We are to stand on the Principles of the Commandments. Leaving the problems in HIS HAND and I feel THE HOLY SPIRIT will lead ALL into truth! We must stand and tell the truth in these last days, even though the ones who should know and want to judge other will not look at themselves and take care of their problems as well! 7. The Advent of Joy and Hope: I believe that in the advent of Jesus, He pointed to a second coming, where he would make all things new. This is what I believe in as well. Those who will be sealed (stop sinning). They will be place in the Book of LIFE! AMEN! 8. The Freedom of the Sanctuary: The sanctuary points to the dramatic sacrifice of Christ. That was the earthly. There is a Heavenly Sanctuary and we need to know the differences. They are not symbolic but are real. The names of remnant/IsraEL will have their names on golden plate in the Heavenly Sanctuary, that was build by THE FATHER! This is where we will worship through out the ages and it also will come down and be place on Mt. Zion. The city will set when YAHSHUA touches Mt Olivet and make it become plain for the New Jerusalem! 9. The Prophet of Change: I believe Ellen White played a pivotal role as a guiding light in the revolutionary development of the church. In her own spiritual journey she evolved with the church toward a deeper understanding of God’s love. . . The true Prophet of Change is THE MESSIAH, but the one who gave us the last days message, was John! I do not understand why we go against what EGW said herself? Over and she said was not a prophet. The Bible speaks of this as well. Joel and Peter was told the exact same thing. Last days people would prophesied by receiving dreams and visions that is what she did. Everything she was giving in visions, were already seen by prophets in the Bible. Hiram Edson also! 10. The Beauty in Our Diversity: I believe that God speaks to us in multiple languages and cultural expressions that meet us where we are. He listens to us, accepts us, and guides us forward in love. A love that he expects us to reflect to all mankind as we celebrate our diversity in the tent of his love. Noah had three sons and they were diverse even among themselves. Sin cause their language to be confounding or different. Satan causes prejudice and he is a master of it. He hate all of us and want us to hate each other. We have shown that love has waxed cold. But rejoice this will end and all of we love each other like we love THE ALMIGHTY ONES! HALLELUYAH! Have a nice and blessed day!
  21. GHansen

    Chocolate Milk

    As a child, I knew that chocolate milk came from Bosco or Ovaltine; later Hershey's powder. Glad to see that PETA is working a health angle. It should help them from "wacko" animal rightists into sensible health advocates.
  22. Gregory Matthews

    Chocolate Milk

    Did you know that chocolate milk comes from brown cows? https://www.peta.org/blog/american-adults-think-chocolate-milk-comes-from-brown-cows/
  23. ✅ Ye may be perfect☺️ James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
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  25. phkrause

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY October 20 1947 Congress investigates Communists in Hollywood On October 20, 1947, the notorious Red Scare kicks into high gear in Washington, as a Congressional committee begins investigating Communist influence in one of the world's richest and most glamorous communities: Hollywood. After World War II, the Cold War began to heat up between the world's two su... read more Sponsored by: Bright Cellars 50% Off Premium Wine! Every night is wine night with a Bright Cellars membership. They match you to wine based on your unique taste palate and deliver it to your door. Get 50% Off Now Africa 2011 Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi is killed American Revolution 1774 Congress creates the Continental Association Art, Literature, and Film History 1853 French poet Arthur Rimbaud is born 1973 Sydney Opera House opens 1977 Three members of the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd die in a Mississippi plane crash 1994 Actor Burt Lancaster dies China 1935 Mao's Long March concludes Sports 1968 Dick Fosbury flops to an Olympic high jump record U.S. Presidents 1962 President Kennedy secretly plans blockade of Cuba U.S. Government 1973 Watergate special prosecutor dismissed, starting "Saturday Night Massacre" Westward Expansion 1803 U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase World War II 1944 General MacArthur returns to the Philippines
  26. bonnie

    Christmas Trees

    It was such a out of left field post. The poster had to have been searching diligently for racism and sexism in that thread When these anonymous people are mentioned in a post it is about as credible as a anonymous complaint. If it was important enough to point fingers at "three players" it should have been important enough to point out the racism/sexism. Or "didn't mention anyone's name . Have enough conviction to say what you mean directly to the person you are not so subtly directing it at.
  27. phkrause

    Days of Praise

    October 20, 2021 To the Animals “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.” (Proverbs 6:6-8) Adam and Eve originally were given dominion over all the animal creation (Genesis 1:26), but sin came in and things changed. Then, after the Flood, God placed the fear and dread of man “upon all that moveth upon the earth” (Genesis 9:2), and the primeval fellowship between man and his animal friends was broken. More seriously, their fellowship with God was broken, and soon, in their autonomy, the source of true wisdom was largely forgotten. “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things” (Romans 1:22-23). Ironically, God now directs such foolish people to the animals they worship to find the wisdom they should have learned from God. “Go to the ant,” says the Lord, to learn industry and prudence. “There be four things which are little upon the earth,” the Word says, “but they are exceeding wise: The ants... the conies...the locusts...the spider” (Proverbs 30:24-28). “The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider” (Isaiah 1:3). “But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee” (Job 12:7-8). If nothing else, the intricate design of even the lowest animal is eloquent testimony to the wisdom of its Creator and the madness of those who deny Him. HMM
  28. Nervous laughter, tears of joy, and wanting to squeeze something because it's too cute are examples of "dimorphous expressions". Our brain's attempt at trying to regulate an intense emotion. James
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