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  3. The lame walk 👣 Luke 7:22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
  4. Gustave

    Variations in SDA Belief

    Nice to see other Star Trek aficionados!
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  6. pierrepaul

    Thou Shalt Not Kill/Murder?

    Very interesting. I also understood the 6th commandment as a proscription against murder. The problem is that the concept of "murder" varies from society to society, from state to state. What is or is not "murder" is defined by the secular laws of the state. But as we know, not all secular laws are just and righteous. When the secular law of the state permits or orders killing, does that ipso facto remove the act from the ambit of "murder" for the purposes of the commandment as well? If so, then the state has the power to change God's law by reclassifying a murder as a legal killing. Or do we, as Christians, have to evaluate not just the validity of the secular law, but its morality as well? This question should, in my opinion, be asked and answered before engaging in state-permitted or state-ordered killing. As an aside, this principle also applies in the context of other commandments, such as the injunction against stealing. The concept of stealing or theft is meaningless without a body of secular property law to define what belongs to whom. Often secular state law is modified to pass property from one owner to another, or to confiscate property for the benefit of the state. Is this theft? If a Christian is to participate in an profession involving the seizure of property (i.e. bailiff, judge, lawyer/advocate) or one benefits from seized property, does one's inquiry stop after ascertaining that the property was validly seized under the secular laws of the land, or must one inquire as to the morality of such laws. What about those Christians involved in the law-making process, who through debates and votes in the legislative assemblies, confer or remove legality from killing (i.e. declarations of war, resolutions authorizing military force, laws governing self-defence, police response, etc.) or transfer property from one owner to another or puts restrictions on the use of property (taxation statutes, minimum wage laws, marriage and divorce laws, succession laws, land redistribution, zoning, eminent domain, etc.).
  7. The Supreme Court appears reluctant to squarely address the balance between the free exercise of religion and anti-discrimination statutes, or to discuss a claim for hybrid-rights combining "rational basis" free exercise rights with "strict scrutiny" free speech rights. The post High Court sends Oregon cake case back to lower court appeared first on ReligiousLiberty.TV / Founders' First Freedom - Celebrating Liberty of Conscience. View the full article
  8. Even in the final, awesome death of the wicked, God is still respecting the freedom and the individuality of His intelligent creatures. He has made it very plain, all through the sixty-six books of the Bible, that He doesn’t want to lose any of His children. That is certainly emphasized in the New Testament. “[The […] The post The Death of the Wicked (13:8) appeared first on Jon Paulien's Blog. View the full article
  9. dgrimm60

    Trivia

    PHKRAUSE I did not know that the shower scene was not to have music ===== dgrimm60
  10. dgrimm60

    Trivia Quiz?

    PHKRAUSE the answer is 30.9 dgrimm60
  11. stinsonmarri

    A chill coming in American culture

    Joe, angels are not flesh they are spirits. Sodom and Gomorrah were burned because they lusted all types of sin which took over their lives. These people knew YAHWEH and they left HIM. They had Melchizidek, THE MOST HIGH King and Priest in (Salem) which was Jerusalem. I will continue to state according to the Bible, the Canaanites were serving YAHWEH first, but they began to serve Baal. Gen 15:16 explains clearly that YAHWEH was giving one tribe 430 years because all the rest of the Canaanites had become paganized! The Amorites were still obeying THE MOST HIGH, that's who Abraham lived around and eventually after Sarah's death married Keturah a spiritual minded Canaanite person! Jethro (The Midianites came through Keturah loins), the Midianite and High Priest was worshiping YAHWEH when Moses ran away from Egypt! They, later on, left the truth too! Now as I read Gen Chapter 24, I feel Abraham wanted a Semitic woman to marry his son. Laban Rebekah's brother knew YAHWEH but gave Jacob later on a hard time. To make it clear, Laban was a crook! I feel Abraham was keeping the prophecy of Noah, that Shem would be blessed through the male line that YAHSHUA would come through! Homosexuality with the people of Sodom and Gomorrah was the final straw! Blessings!
  12. stinsonmarri

    A chill coming in American culture

    Joe Moe: I am surprised that you would say that. YAHSHUA in HIS day was despised those who claimed to be righteous, but they were not! The Bible says to love your enemy and those who say all manner of evil against you for great is your reward in Heaven. When I see children placed in cages because their parent was seeking asylum here it makes me shutter! Who has called you a pig or the other things you said in this country? What I have seen those who claim to be Christians feel that they should make others believe the way they do. That is wrong! May your life speak for you! YAHSHUA told Mary to go and sin no more, HE did not condemn her! I hear angriness in your writings and it saddens me. Choose whom you will serve and allow that person that you don't agree with to choose whom they will serve! As long as no one tries to do you bodily harm, then we all must allow them to make a choice. I want my grandchildren to be saved, but they see all the lying and suppose to be spiritual minded members look down their nose on others who might not believe the way they do! This has caused them to turn away from believing in truth period! You know I cannot save me, YAHSHUA saves, I just obey with love and kindness and that's it! I provide what the Bible says but not overwhelm anyone! My son has called me holy the thou because he is not living right! I still love him and continual to find a way to talk to him. Mostly, I just pray for him! I have learned not to dwell on negative things myself and try to see the good in everyone. If I stand for love and kindness regardless of how others act some will change through THE HOLY SPIRIT! But they have to see THE HOLY SPIRIT in me! Blessings My Friend!
  13. stinsonmarri

    A chill coming in American culture

    One thing I suggest is to read the bill ourselves. Sometimes people word things to fit their political ideology. So I would like to copy and paste the bill so all can read it for yourselves and then make up your mind. My concern is all people have a right to their sexual orientation. I nor anyone on earth should stand as YAHWEH! Those who claim to obey the Bible should not judge others if so, what about oral sex it is a sin too! Again I will not put transgenders in with homosexuals because I know a person who's should have been a boy but the hormones of the Y chromosomes became dominant when she was born. She was born a female, I saw this with my own eyes in the '60s because she was a faithful SDA! She was about to get married and then she began to look different. Her face looked rough ( She was beautiful and a twin), and she started having a beard. She was acting different and finally, she went into the hospital. They told her that her x chromosomes begin swiftly taken over and she was supposed to be a boy, not a girl. She was shocked, they told her what did she wanted to do? She said she wanted to remain a woman. They told her because she was supposed to a boy and that now the male hormones was trying to correct itself, she could never have children! She still wanted to remain a woman and she did. Her fiance left her but she married a wonderful man and they adopted children. Because of her choice, she had to take hormones and she died early. I also met a person who had both male and female organs and she acted like a woman at times or man at times. She drunk very heavy and she stayed in the hospital a lot, she died as well. Because of sin deformity of all kind happens so I do not question about transgenders being a sin. I am not talking about men or women who have nothing wrong with their bodies and want to change to the opposite male or female. They are to me still homosexuals! I will say this again, that YAHSHUA prophesied that just before HE come this will become rampant as with all sinful acts. I truly believe that many homosexuals, like liars, thieves, drug takers, murders, backbiters, adulterers, oral sex, and all sinners will change and be save. But, again I would like to read the bill to see what it says for myself! Blessings!
  14. Bravus

    A chill coming in American culture

    I was classified as a missionary, I think, and went to 'missionary school' prior to moving there and so on, but my role was as a teacher educator. Pacific Adventist University (then Pacific Adventist College) draws students from all over the Pacific, not just Papua New Guinea, so I taught Samoan, Fijian and Solomon Islands students as well as Papua New Guineans. My particular field is science education, so I was involved in preparing the Adventist physics and chemistry teachers for the region. It was a great time in our lives: we had a 2 year old daughter when we moved to PNG and our second daughter was born while we lived there. I ended up coming back to Australia sooner than originally planned to start my PhD.
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  16. Gregory Matthews

    A chill coming in American culture

    Trevor L asked in the quote below: * Yes, sinners who come to worship with us in peace should be welcomed at our services. They should be allowed to fellowship with our local members. * I am thinking right now of a family in a congregation that I attend that has a homosexual son/daughter. I only wish that the child in that family would attend every Sabbath to fellowship with us. * As to a homosexual holding membership and/or office in a local SDA congregation, that is an issue that is divisive in the SDA Church today. I do not address that issue.
  17. Who touched Me? 🎇✨ Mar 5:31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 👋
  18. JoeMo

    Variations in SDA Belief

    I would replace your use of the word "Christianity" with the word "religion".
  19. JoeMo

    A chill coming in American culture

    I don't believe that homosexuality was the reason for the destruction of Sodom. "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." (Jude 1:7) I believe the "strange flesh" they were after was the angels This is a holdover from Genesis 6:1-4.
  20. JoeMo

    A chill coming in American culture

    Were you a missionary there? I have several friends that are or were - From AFM.
  21. phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Didn't Know About The Movie "Psycho" On June 16, 1960, Alfred Hitchcock‘s legendary movie Psycho had its world premiere at the DeMille Theatre in New York City. Here are five crazy facts you probably didn't know about Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"... The Shower Scene Was Supposed to Be Silent The shrieking music that will forever accompany Janet Leigh's screams in the shower weren't supposed to be there originally. Hitchcock wanted the scene to be silent except for screams and the stabbing sound (made by stabbing a melon -- and they actually tested stabbing melons until they found the one that had the right sound). However, the film's composer came up with a score anyway, and Hitchcock liked it so much that not only did he use it, but he also doubled the salary for the composer. Major Media Outlets Spoiled the Movie's End Before the Film Was Released And you thought Game of Thrones spoilers discussed after the show ended were bad. Imagine if you had taken every step possible to hide the outcome of your upcoming film only to have major papers spoil everything six months before the film's release! This happened with Psycho — in January 1960, the Hollywood Reporter managed to give away the ending, and five months later, Variety followed suit. All this despite Hitchcock banning reporters, using fake film names, and swearing the cast and crew to secrecy. Norman Bates of Psycho Shares a Common Origin With Other Murder/Slasher Films The movie script for Psycho was based on the novel by Robert Bloch, but the character of Norman Bates was not a complete work of fiction. Bates was based partially on Ed Gein, who confessed to two murders but was suspected of many more, not the least because his house was filled with items like clothes made from human skin. (Bloch later said in an interview that it was more the idea that this gruesome killer could be a neighbor with no one knowing any better that inspired Norman Bates.) Gein was also the influence for the killers in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Silence of the Lambs. Are You Always on Time for a Movie? Thank Alfred Hitchcock and Psycho Because the key murder in the film takes place fairly quickly, Hitchcock knew that anyone arriving very late would end up asking about Janet Leigh and why they didn't see her in the film. To prevent this, he demanded that theaters not let people in after the film started. That sounds pretty normal now, but back then, it was normal to show up at whatever time and just keep watching. Hitchcock's requirement that everyone be seated before the film began changed how people treated filmgoing. Psycho's Use of Black-and-White Film Was a Key Part of the Film's Existence Hitchcock filmed Psycho in black and white for two reasons. One, the film was cheaper to use; while color was prevalent by 1960, it was still more expensive, and Hitchcock needed to lower costs. But the really important reason was that, by making the film and thus the shower scene black and white, the blood in the shower wouldn't be bright red -- and that was a crucial part of getting the film past censors. The scene was already extremely violent for its time (and it remains one of the most violent movie murders), and putting it in color would have made the censors bin the film.
  22. I don't think that marriage should be related to lust; but in this world that's the reality of the reason many people get married. And when the "passion" goes away, the marriage is over. I'm not saying that's the way it should be; but unfortunately, that's reality for most of the world. For a lasting and fruitful marriage, I agree 100%
  23. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    What is the average age of a father of a newborn baby in the United States? 23.4 27.4 30.9 33.6 30.9
  24. phkrause

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY

    June 16th 1884 First roller coaster in America opens On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. Known as a switchback railway, it was the brainchild of LaMarcus Thompson, traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride. The new entertainment was an instant success and by t... read more » American Revolution 1738 Patriot printer, publisher and postmistress, Mary Katharine Goddard, born » Art, Literature, and Film History 1904 James Joyce meets his future wife, Nora » 1943 Charlie Chaplin marries Oona O'Neill » 1965 Bob Dylan records "Like A Rolling Stone" » Civil War 1862 Union thwarted at the Battle of Secessionville » Cold War 1961 Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev defects from USSR » Crime 1999 SLA member captured after more than 20 years » Disaster 1896 Tsunami ravages Japanese coast » General Interest 1958 Imre Nagy, leader of Hungarian uprising, is executed » 1963 Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space » 1977 Leonid Brezhnev is elected Soviet president » Inventions & Science 1903 Ford Motor Company incorporated » Sports 1968 Lee Trevino wins his first U.S. Open » U.S. Presidents 1858 Lincoln warns that America is becoming a "house divided" » Vietnam War 1961 Kennedy agrees to send instructors to train troops » 1965 21,000 more U.S. troops are sent to Vietnam » 1970 Communists isolate Phnom Penh » Westward Expansion 1890 Alaskan explorer Fred Fickett leaves Army » World War I 1918 Battle of the Piave River » World War II 1940 Marshal Petain becomes premier of occupied France »
  25. The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is famous for its collection of wildlife featured in the Bible.
  26. phkrause

    Days of Praise

    June 16, 2019 The Glory of the Children “[The] glory of children are their fathers.” (Proverbs 17:6) Most Christian men are aware of the familiar exhortation to bring up their children “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4) and the warning “Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged” (Colossians 3:21). Biblical messages to fathers frequently reflect the very real societal need for family discipline and godly leadership in the home (Proverbs 22:6, 15; Genesis 18:19). Our text is a bit different. Although the message certainly implies godly leadership, the immediate focus is on the children. Children, we are told, receive “glory” from their fathers! How is this to come about? Glory, in the biblical sense, centers on the value, the worthiness, or the reputation of the person or event so recognized. For instance, the Scripture teaches that the Lord Jesus “shall come in the glory of his Father” (Matthew 16:27; Mark 8:38; etc.), and that the reputation of God the Father was conferred on Christ Jesus: “For he received from God the Father honour and glory” (2 Peter 1:17). So, fathers, please learn this critical principle. Your reputation is reflected onto your children. Your behavior in the workplace is assumed to be an indicator of your children’s potential. What you say or do in moments of unguarded or uncontrolled passion will pass on to your children—for good or ill. The common saying “like father, like son” is recognized across time and culture as an accurate measure of human existence. The Lord insists that “the iniquity of the fathers” will be passed “upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation” (Exodus 34:7). Would it not be far better that your children receive glory from your righteous life than shame (Psalm 89:45) from your iniquity? HMM III
  27. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Answer: Nicolas Cage is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola, and the cousin of directors Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola, At fifteen years old he tried to convince his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola, to give him a screen test, telling him "I'll show you acting." His outburst was met with "silence in the car". By this stage of his career, Coppola had already directed Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Gene Hackman and Robert De Niro. To avoid the appearance of nepotism as Coppola's nephew, he changed his name early in his career to Nicolas Cage, inspired in part by the Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage.
  28. phkrause

    Sports and Leisure Trivia

    Who was the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season?
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