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  2. GHansen

    NAD Issues an Apology

    Read articles on the Spectrum website by Dr. Sepulveda for some insight into your question.
  3. According to a single undergraduate course in microbiology. Most people would realize that, after taking a course in microbiology, vaccinations make good sense. They would know that viruses often mutate, as do bacteria. Education is not always the answer. I knew an RN who fell in with some antivaxxer types. They convinced her that colonic irrigation was the answer to her health problems since "drug medication was sorcery/of the devil, etc." Turns out she had meningitis and was nearly killed. If she didn't recover she would likely have preferred death to blindness and paralysis for the rest of her days. Has any real attempt been made to educate the public regarding the actual science of vaccination? All that I see in the news is simply political posturing and partisanship.
  4. Humble Disciple

    NAD Issues an Apology

    Was segregation once practiced in Adventist churches and, if so, was an apology issued for it? Ben Carson claims that the church, at one time, was segregated: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3295535/Carson-tells-AP-Seventh-day-Adventism-right-faith-him.html
  5. 🥼Clothed in white & not blotted out 📒 Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
  6. If everyone would get vaccinated because it is the right thing to do, there wouldn't be laws requiring it While it is true there are always the recalcitrant, rebellious, reprobate in any dispute or disagreement of importance. If everyone would do the right thing according to which expert? Most made the decision based on something more important than rebellion. Listening to the barrage of conflicting opinions, some very compelling negative opinions, did not instill confidence in the truth of what was coming from the government. As much as this admin cries and whines about the unvaccinated, the unvaccinated looks at his border policy and the thousands of untested and unvaccinated that keep pouring in and sees a fraud. Assurances that once vaccinated you are safe from contagion. While that was probably or hopefully a honest mistake many are not ready to line up in lock step again. Biden's mandate that most saw as non binding and illegal to put into practise certainly didn't add to his credibility.
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  8. GHansen

    NAD Issues an Apology

    Here's a quote from an article about an abusive physician in gynecologic services at USC: "These violations have left the victims with deep-seated trauma and long-term psychological damage. The compensation achieved by the settlement will help victims obtain the resources for recovery and justice needed for their losses." EGW, writing years ago, warned about the dangers of men working in gynecology. Her counsel in this area has been ignored, not only by the world, as is to be expected, but by LLU itself. She used the term "abomination" to describe the practice.
  9. I doubt it. As I said before, enunciating a principle, if people did what they were supposed to do. laws wouldn't be required. Laws are not made for compliant people, they are made for the recalcitrant, rebellious, reprobate, etc. If everyone would get vaccinated because it is the right thing to do, there wouldn't be laws requiring it. If people lived moral lives, there wouldn't be a need for abortion laws for or against. Laws against murder, theft trespassing wouldn't be needed.
  10. phkrause


    Love, and do what you like. - Saint Augustine
  11. phkrause


    THIS DAY IN HISTORY January 19 1809 Edgar Allan Poe is born On January 19, 1809, poet, author and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston, Massachusetts. By the time he was three years old, both of Poe's parents had died, leaving him in the care of his godfather, John Allan, a wealthy tobacco merchant. After attending school in England, Poe entered... read more American Revolution 1764 John Wilkes expelled from British Parliament Art, Literature, and Film History 1993 Fleetwood Mac reunites to play "Don't Stop" at Bill Clinton's first inaugural ball 1993 Production begins on "Toy Story" China 2007 First McDonald's drive-through opens in Beijing Civil War 1807 Robert E. Lee born Crime 1999 Man charged in California cyberstalking case Exploration 1840 Charles Wilkes claims portion of Antarctica for U.S. India 1966 Indira Gandhi becomes Indian prime minister Sports 1972 Sandy Koufax becomes youngest player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame U.S. Presidents 1977 President Ford pardons Tokyo Rose U.S. Politics 2004 The Howard Dean scream World War I 1915 First air raid on Britain
  12. phkrause

    Days of Praise

    January 19, 2022 Jacob's Plain Life “Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.” (Genesis 25:27) Jacob has often been given a bad reputation for his deception of Isaac. He is branded a liar and worse, while the Scriptures describe him very differently. To begin with, the Hebrew word translated “plain” in our text is tam, everywhere else rendered as “perfect” or “upright.” The same word is used most often by God Himself of Job—a “perfect” and “upright” man (Job 1:8). All other references in the Bible where tam is used verify this upright and undefiled character. The deception is not rebuked by God, and Jacob is honored by God far more than Isaac. In fact, Jacob is renamed “Israel” by God—hardly a punishment for a bad life, but rather a recognition of a great life (Genesis 32:28). The sin of Isaac and Esau is infinitely greater. Esau has “sold” and “despised” the birthright (Genesis 25:33-34). Isaac would have given that blessing to Esau (Genesis 27:1-4) in spite of God’s plan (Genesis 25:23). The intention of Jacob and Rebecca was to prevent a horrible disobedience and catastrophe. Jacob’s action gave him no temporal advantage and was taken at great personal risk. Jacob spent 20 years in exile and servitude to his wicked uncle Laban, 14 of them for Rachel and Leah (Genesis 29:20-29). While there, he endured the awful trickery of Laban, but God gave him 12 sons and at least one daughter (Genesis 29:31–30:24). God’s intervention and Jacob’s careful attention to detail brought wealth and a growing confidence that God had turned his life around, providing the leadership his family needed to leave suddenly and go with confidence back to the land of Abraham (Genesis 31), having received personal assurance from God (Genesis 32:24-30). May we all have the reputation of a “plain” life. HMM III
  13. Scientists have referred to deep breaths as “psychological and physiological resetters”. Slowing down and deepening your breathing can influence your mind, boost alpha activity, and create feelings of relaxation. James
  14. You are right not everything has to viewed in the context of Sunday law legislation. Not everything needs or should be ignored either. I believe Galatians is referring to God's law, Not Biden's. For some it seems easy to confuse Biden's end run around congress didn't work thankfully. He is president not dictator, subject to following the law as we are or should be. Congress did not pass a law . Biden and Osha cannot do it in place of congress. Which of course might be a bumpy ride for Biden. Obviously why he chooses to act like a incompetent dictator. I believe states have the constitutional authority but with elections coming up and the failure of this admin, that would not be an easy road either. There might be better compliance if there were better leading. So much has been botched this last year by a man promising to stamp out the virus unlike his predecessor many no longer accept the "governments" word on much of anything. People with two brain cells to rub together knew it was a false promise when Biden made it but very little has been done except issue mandates which he can't enforce. Ignoring and claiming no one saw the variants coming. Another less than truthful statements. Dismissing the need for more testing ability. Maybe with a more truthful and competent administration compliance can be improved without a illegal mandate from Biden.
  15. Federal mandates are necessary when society require them. If people did the right thing, there wouldn't be a need for mandates. As Galatians says "The law [mandate] was added because of transgressions." Every action of the government need not be viewed in the context of Sunday law legislation.
  16. I do believe there will come a day when we will lose our freedoms to government mandates. The mandates will of course be "for our own good" and those that don't comply will indeed become criminals. It is surprising to see the number of SDA's that are so in favor of a federal mandate.
  17. Gregory Matthews

    History Resource

    The following is a resource for one aspect of SDA history that may be new to many people: https://www.blacksdahistory.org/about
  18. Since there is, in most cases, not a downside to vaccination but a potential upside, the government should mandate it. The Austrian plan is too soft. Lot of people might be willing to pay a fine. Immediate arrest and incarceration would be better. I've been vaccinated 3 times and am subject to mandated weekly testing. Not a problem. People who resist government mandates, implemented in the interest of public health, are considered criminals and punished accordingly!
  19. If this becomes law is it possible that this will rear it's ugly head in the US Austria tweaks vaccine mandate plan, to come in next month | KLAS (8newsnow.com)
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  21. đź‘Ťshalt be built up Job 22:23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.
  22. phkrause


    "Women of Valor" Stories of Women Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/righteous-women/index.asp?utm
  23. There really isnt any need to defend vaccines. I have never been opposed to vaccines. Of course illnesses as the flu does not typically cause the death of healthy 35 year olds. That is really true for most illnesses. HIV is an altogether different scenerio than most. Almost always personal behavior. The type of personal behavior not normally associated with the flu or most other viral illnesses. It is the assumption that if only those careless uncaring individuals opposed to having the vaccines would get their vaccination no more covid. Vaccinated individuals are perfectly capable of transmitting the virus and of getting sick and in some cases dying. As my friend, fully vaccinated, ,no health issues. Funeral on fri Yes, progress has been made. Thankfully. I have been vaccinated, boostered ,flu shot and fully expect I can get covid and spread it for all the hand wringing over unvaccinated individuals causing the spread.
  24. phkrause


    THIS DAY IN HISTORY January 18 1919 Post-World War I peace conference begins in Paris On January 18, 1919, in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. Leaders of the victorious Allied powers-France, Great Britain, the United States and Italy-would make most ... read more Art, Literature, and Film History 1975 "Mandy" is Barry Manilow's first #1 pop hit 1985 Coen brothers release debut film, "Blood Simple" Civil War 1862 President John Tyler dies Crime 1990 Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry arrested on drug charges Exploration 1778 Captain Cook reaches Hawaii 1912 Robert Falcon Scott reaches the South Pole Inventions & Science 2009 GM auctions off historic cars Sports 1958 NHL is integrated 1996 MLB owners approve interleague play U.S. Presidents 1803 President Jefferson requests funding for Lewis and Clark expedition Vietnam War 1950 China and Soviet Union recognize Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  25. phkrause

    Days of Praise

    January 18, 2022 Isaac's Life of Contrast “And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.” (Genesis 25:27-28) Isaac’s early life became the biblical picture of Christ (Genesis 22:7-9). Not only did Isaac lay down his life voluntarily, but he continued to show great evidence of God’s presence and promise. He had personal instruction in faith from Abraham (Genesis 18:19) and had been given direct evidence of God’s sovereignty in his life (Genesis 24:67). Even before the birth of his sons when he was 60 years old, Isaac interceded for Rebecca and the children (Genesis 25:21). It is certain that he had firsthand knowledge of God’s plan for the boys (Genesis 26:2-53; 28:1-4), yet in spite of his knowledge, Isaac “loved Esau” (our text). He knew that God had chosen the younger child to rule (Genesis 25:23). He knew that Esau was an ungodly man (Genesis 27:46), and he knew that Esau had married pagan wives (Genesis 26:34) in spite of God’s command to the contrary. But Isaac was determined to give the birthright to Esau. The single reason Scripture cites for Isaac’s irrational behavior was that he loved Esau and the savory meat Esau brought in from hunting (Genesis 27:1-4). Isaac finally gave the blessing to Jacob, but he would have blessed Esau; he would have gone against God’s command, and he “trembled exceedingly” when he knew that he had been overruled by God (Genesis 27:30-33). Ultimately, Isaac submitted to God and instructed Jacob in righteousness (Genesis 28:1-5). The pain in Jacob’s life, the agony of Rebecca’s separation from her son, and the torn testimony of Isaac were all caused by an incorrect “love.” HMM III
  26. According to Marvel, Thor's hammer weighs 42.3 lbs — people can't lift it because they're not worthy, not because it's insanely heavy. James
  27. Gregory Matthews

    Let Them Eat Cake

    My wife gets out of bed at a normal time for people. However, due to a clinical condition that I have, I typically get up several hours before she does and I then eat breakfast before she arises. Yesterday we filled every available space in our refrigerator. So, today when my wife arose she asked if I had been able to find the baked oatmeal that she had made. (NOTE: It was delicious.) I assured her that I had found it, in two pieces on a red paper plate. I had mashed one piece up, put milk on it and it was delicious. She started laughing as she informed me that the plate had two pieces of prune cake give us by our neighbor.
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