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  4. Daily Bible Reading

    Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. New King James Version
  5. Days of Praise

    December 11, 2017 Without Natural Affection “Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful.” (Romans 1:31) The phrase “without natural affection” is the translation of one Greek word, astergeo. It was a characteristic of many pagans of the ancient world. Significantly, it is also prophesied to be a characteristic of the humanistic pagans of the end-times. “In the last days . . . men shall be . . . without natural affection” (2 Timothy 3:1-3). These are the only two occurrences of this word in the New Testament. The word stergeo (“natural affection”) is one of four Greek words for “love,” but it is never used at all in the New Testament. It refers to the natural love that members of the same family have for each other. It is such a common characteristic of all peoples that there was apparently no occasion to refer to it at all—except when it is not present, when people lose their instinctive love for their own parents and children and thus are “without natural affection.” One thinks of the widespread abortion of these last days, as well as the modern breakdown of the family in general. Another Greek word for “love” is eros, referring to romantic love, or passion. Like stergeo, eros also is never used in the New Testament. The other two words, however, are used frequently. Phileo, referring to “brotherly love,” occurs over 30 times. It indicates fondness, based on a community of interest with the person or persons so loved. The fourth “love” word, of course, is agape, which is used over 300 times. This is the type of love called out of one’s heart by the preciousness of the object loved, the love that impels one to sacrifice his own interests for the benefit of the person loved. This is the love of Christ, who “loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). And this is the love generated by the Holy Spirit in the believer, for “the fruit of the Spirit is love” (Galatians 5:22). HMM
  6. Baptizing the Devil

    Vintage Cliff Goldstein. It was his title. It is what he does.
  7. Trivia Quiz?

    Answer: The Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, presents the Nobel Peace Prize in the presence of the King of Norway on December 10th each year (the anniversary of Nobel's death). The Peace Prize is the only Nobel Prize NOT presented in Stockholm. The Nobel laureate receives a diploma, a medal and a document confirming the prize amount. The Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony is held at the Oslo City Hall, followed the next day by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which is broadcast in over 150 countries around the world.
  8. When will we walk on the ashes of the wicked?

    As I see it - The main DIFFERENCE between your interpretation of the prophecies, and my interpretation is the placement of those prophecies which describe people from "the nations" living on the earth, coming up to The House of the LORD at Jerusalem, with Israel ruling over the nations - under Christ. You place these things during the 7th millennium. I place them during the 8th millennium. But we agree - they will happen. The House of the LORD at Jerusalem will be rebuilt. Concerning the Gog/Magog Battle: In your view - (please clarify if I have this wrong) - you place this battle BEFORE the return of Christ in glory? Is this right? Once Christ destroys the Gog/Magog Army, then peace will reign on the earth. Is this right? What about Satan's release at the end of the 1000 years? In Revelation, it is Satan's release and subsequent deception of the nations, which brings about the Gog/Magog Battle. In my view - there will be TWO battles - both called Gog/Magog. The first will take place BEFORE the return of Christ in glory. One third of earth's population (mostly in the Middle East) will die as a result of that battle. The "miraculous" deliverance of the nation Israel (by the Evil Ones), will pave the way for Satan's appearance, claiming to be Messiah come. The second battle - also called - Gog/Magog (named after the first battle, because it is an attack by the nations upon Jerusalem) will take place DURING the 8th millennium. It will be a rebellion of the nations, against Christ and the rule of His priests. After this battle, peace really will reign forever, because Satan will be thrown into the Lake of Fire at the time of this battle. I AGREE with Adventist interpretation in several things: 1. Christ will return to rescue those who are His, and to judge the wicked. 2. Those who belong to Christ will go with Him to the place He has prepared in the Father's House. 3. The earth will be decimated by the 7 last plagues and will remain desolate during the 7th millennium. 4. The "rest of the dead" will be resurrected 1000 years after the Second Coming, at the end of the 7th millennium. 5. The (final) Gog/Magog Battle will take place during the 8th millennium. 6. Satan will be thrown into the Lake of Fire at the time of the (final) Gog/Magog Battle. I DISAGREE with Adventist interpretation on several points: 1. I do not believe "the rest of the dead" will be all of the wicked from the 6000 years. I believe they will be nations of those who lived and died in ignorance. 2. I believe the House of the LORD, will be restored at Jerusalem - for "the nations" to come and learn about Yahweh. 3. I believe that many from these resurrected nations will come to know and serve Yahweh and His Son. 4. I believe those rescued at the return of Jesus, will become "priests" to govern and teach "the rest" who are resurrected after the 1000 years.
  9. https://www.aldergrovestar.com/community/pastors-gift-of-his-own-kidney-potentially-life-altering-for-churchgoer/
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  11. The father of two credits God for supplying his every need during trying time in life. View the full article
  12. Trivia Quiz?

    As of 2017, the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize is the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. He was only 35 when he won the prize in 1964 for his role in promoting civil rights; he donated the prize money (over $54,000, which was a very hefty sum in 1964) to civil rights organizations. At the time King won, he was the youngest person to win the prize, but since then, several women who were younger have won it (King remains the youngest man to have won). Betty Williams (33) and Mairead Corrigan (32) shared the award in 1976, Rigoberta Menchu Tum (33) won in 1992, Tawakkol Karman (32) won in 2011, and Malala Yousafzai (17) -- currently the youngest person to win regardless of gender — won in 2014. Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, won the award in 2002 for his repeated involvement in negotiating peace treaties and working toward social welfare. He was not the only president to win the award, but he was the only one to win after leaving office. The others — Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Barack Obama — won while in office, though Roosevelt did not accept his award until after he left, claiming it didn't feel right to claim it when he was still serving as president. Between one and three vice presidents have won the award, depending on who you ask. Only one has won the award for a non-war-related cause: Al Gore, who won in 2007 for his environmental work regarding climate change. The other two names you'll find are Theodore Roosevelt, who won the award in 1906, and Charles G. Dawes, who won the award in 1925. Roosevelt was actually president when he won the award, but he had started out as vice president, only becoming president after William McKinley was assassinated. Roosevelt was re-elected as president for another term. Dawes won the award during the same year he became vice president for his attempts to stabilize Germany's currency after the ravages of World War I. You'd think you'd know if you were in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, but don't tell that to Barack Obama. The former president had not even completed the first year in his first term when he received news that he'd won the prize (along with the also-crucial information that it was his dog's birthday and a three-day weekend was coming up; two of his "prize informants" were his daughters). And even now, Obama admits he's still not sure why he won. The award was a complete surprise to him and his staff because no one knew that he'd been nominated. According to the committee that gave him the award, it was their hope that the award would strengthen Obama's reputation and clout. In 2015, the head of the committee admitted that the prize did not have the effect they had hoped it would.
  13. Trivia Quiz?

    Answer: Lombardi's is a pizzeria located at 32 Spring Street on the corner of Mott Street in the Nolita neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. Opened in 1905, it has been acknowledged by the Pizza Hall of Fame as the first pizzeria in the United States. It began as a humble little grocery store and forever changed the course of food history when Gennaro Lombardi's decided to pivot to pizza in 1905. In 2005, Lombardi's offered entire pizzas for 5 cents, their 1905 price, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first pizza sold at its original location.
  14. Trivia Quiz?

    D. It was originally thought to be a weak form of smallpox. Varicella, the virus that causes chickenpox, has nothing to do with smallpox, but because it was viewed as a weaker form of the deadly disease, people nicknamed the disease "chickenpox." Source: various web sites.
  15. Baptizing the Devil

    After reading this article; I do not quite get the title?? What am I missing?
  16. SDA Chruch Shooting

    That is horrible news to read.
  17. SDA Chruch Shooting

    It was December 9, 2017. It was at a SDA Church in Jamaica. It was during a funeral service. A gunman arrived and began shooting into the people who were attending the funeral. He fired 15 times. Two people were killed. Seven people were injured. At one point, the police had to protect the life of the gunman from the people who wanted to kill the gunman. The gunman has been hospitalized with extensive injuries. See: https://atoday.org/two-shot-dead-outside-adventist-church-in-jamaica-during-funeral/
  18. Baptizing the Devil

    It is a recent book! It was published by a Christian denomination. The following is a critique of the book, yet, acknowledges some of what the book says. https://atoday.org/a-platter-of-benighted-respectability/
  19. PS @B/W Photodude I just found one of the places where I read the above that I was commenting to you. I will enclose it below
  20. OK, carrying this forward: How would you class the "name" G-D" ? Wouldn't this be more accurate to call it a Title, rather than a name? And also, why do you feel "the name" needs to be protected, or are you just saying that this might be what bonafide Jews have in mind when they call Him G-D?" To me, the names chosen for or by people during Bible times said something about the person's character, and that sometimes, upon birth, they were given a temporary name until the parents/priests could ascertain the character, and then give an appropriate name?? I forget where I read this, but there are a few Biblical examples of it. In summary, the (Im going to call it a title) G-D does not say much about God's character, it does not tell us anything about who He is, His name is wonderful, Counseller, Almighty God. Etc These are all names that denote character, personality. So the G-D thing has got me wondering. Any thoughts?
  21. More than 800 students and employees take day off from school every September to serve at more than 60 sites around Lincoln. View the full article
  22. 10 Days of Prayer initiative inspires deeper connection to God and other church members. View the full article
  23. Staff put discipleship into action during their year-end picnic View the full article
  24. Despite challenges and cancelations, Elder Wilson shares encouraging message to Adventists in Fiji View the full article
  25. NBA 2017/2018 Season

    Mon, Dec 11 Schedule 8:00 PM EST Boston Celtics 23-5 Chicago Bulls 5-20 New Orleans Pelicans 14-13 Houston Rockets 20-4 Charlotte Hornets 9-16 Oklahoma City Thunder 12-13 Miami Heat 12-13 Memphis Grizzlies 8-18 10:30 PM EST Portland Trail Blazers 13-12 Golden State Warriors 21-6 Toronto Raptors 17-7 Los Angeles Clippers 9-15
  26. NBA 2017/2018 Season

    Sun, Dec 10 Scores Toronto Raptors 102 Sacramento Kings 87 Boston Celtics 91 Detroit Pistons 81 Denver Nuggets 116 OT Indiana Pacers 126 Philadelphia 76ers 124 New Orleans Pelicans 131 Dallas Mavericks 92 Minnesota Timberwolves 97 Atlanta Hawks 107 New York Knicks 111
  27. NHL 2017/18 Season

    Mon, Dec 11 Schedule 7:00 PM EST Washington Capitals 18-11-1 New York Islanders 16-10-3 Dallas Stars 16-13-1 New York Rangers 16-11-2 Colorado Avalanche 13-13-2 Pittsburgh Penguins 16-12-3 7:30 PM EST Florida Panthers 11-14-4 Detroit Red Wings 11-13-5 8:00 PM EST Vancouver Canucks 14-12-4 Winnipeg Jets 17-8-5 10:00 PM EST Carolina Hurricanes 11-10-7 Anaheim Ducks 12-11-7
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