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    MLB 2018 Season

    Mon, Aug 20 Schedule 7:05 PM EDT Atlanta Braves 68-55 Pittsburgh Pirates 63-62 ATL: Kevin Gausman (7-9, 4.22 ERA) PIT: Chris Archer (4-5, 4.49 ERA) 7:07 PM EDT Baltimore Orioles 37-87 Toronto Blue Jays 55-69 BAL: Andrew Cashner (4-10, 4.71 ERA) TOR: Marco Estrada (6-9, 4.87 ERA) 7:10 PM EDT Cleveland Indians 71-52 Boston Red Sox 88-37 CLE: Corey Kluber (15-6, 2.68 ERA) BOS: Rick Porcello (15-5, 4.04 ERA) Chicago White Sox 46-77 Minnesota Twins 59-64 CWS: Lucas Giolito (8-9, 6.15 ERA) MIN: Stephen Gonsalves (-, ERA) San Francisco Giants 61-64 New York Mets 54-69 SF: Derek Holland (6-8, 3.83 ERA) NYM: Zack Wheeler (8-6, 3.75 ERA) Kansas City Royals 38-86 Tampa Bay Rays 63-61 KC: Jorge López (0-2, 4.44 ERA) TB: Hunter Wood (0-1, 4.10 ERA) 8:10 PM EDT Cincinnati Reds 55-69 Milwaukee Brewers 69-57 CIN: Homer Bailey (1-10, 6.33 ERA) MIL: Chase Anderson (7-7, 3.97 ERA) 10:05 PM EDT Texas Rangers 56-70 Oakland Athletics 74-50 TEX: Bartolo Colon (7-10, 5.19 ERA) OAK: Mike Fiers (8-6, 3.38 ERA) 10:10 PM EDT Houston Astros 75-49 Seattle Mariners 71-54 HOU: Gerrit Cole (11-5, 2.71 ERA) SEA: Félix Hernández (8-11, 5.62 ERA) St. Louis Cardinals 68-57 Los Angeles Dodgers 67-58 STL: Austin Gomber (3-0, 2.89 ERA) LAD: Alex Wood (7-6, 3.51 ERA)
  3. phkrause

    MLB 2018 Season

    Sun, Aug 19 Scores Tampa Bay Rays 2 Boston Red Sox 0 Toronto Blue Jays 2 New York Yankees 10 Baltimore Orioles 0 Cleveland Indians 8 San Francisco Giants 4 Cincinnati Reds 11 Colorado Rockies 4 Atlanta Braves 2 Miami Marlins 12 Washington Nationals 1 Chicago Cubs 1 11 innings Pittsburgh Pirates 2 Kansas City Royals 6 Chicago White Sox 7 Detroit Tigers 4 Minnesota Twins 5 Milwaukee Brewers 2 St. Louis Cardinals 1 Los Angeles Angels 2 Texas Rangers 4 Houston Astros 9 Oakland Athletics 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 12 Seattle Mariners 1 Arizona Diamondbacks 4 San Diego Padres 3 New York Mets 8 Philadelphia Phillies 2
  4. In my previous post, I suggested that her use of the term "blended" might not mean exactly what you and I might think of it today. So, your understanding might be worthy of consideration, yet it might not be accurate. I clearly indicated that EGW believed that there was a human nature that died and a divine nature that did not/could not die. I will suggest that this is a clear statement that EGW did not see a blended, one nature in Christ as a mixture of divine and human into one nature.
  5. I meant for the box to indicate that the quote was from Ellen White and that she said that instead of there being two natures that were united in Jesus she said that the two natures were blended into ONE nature. Blended = “to combine or mix different substances so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another”. ill post more on the ramifications on this when I have time and access to my pc - I’m on a cell phone now and that just doesn’t quite get the job done.
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  7. A bill making its way through the California legislature would make it legal to encourage the terminally ill to engage in physician-assisted suicide. The post CA Bill legalizing encouraging terminally ill to commit physician-assisted suicide passes Assembly appeared first on ReligiousLiberty.TV - Celebrating Liberty of Conscience. View the full article
  8. As to your other references to statements of hers, I will have to spend a bit more time is attempting to locate them than I have given at the moment. I do find the following statement from the 1980 edition of 5SDABC1113 to be of interest:
  9. The following quote contain your reference to what she wrote in Lift Him Up. * A major issue here relates to what she meant by the term "mysteriously blended." She goes on to comment on a human nature that died and a divine nature for which it would have been impossible to have died. * This indicates to me that she was more orthodox in her thinking that you have surmised from her use of the word "blended." The bottom line is that I do not think she advocated a confusion of the divine and the human natures of Christ. * She is clearly stating that this nature would not be fully understood in this life and only later in eternity. So, I can not believe that EGW was writing as you understand her. * However, if I were to assume that you were correct, I would simply respond that no informed Adventist today will argue that EGW, in her earlier years was correct in her understanding of the nature of Christ in the incarnation. She was not. She, to some extent was in error.
  10. If Ellen said, in speaking of Christ, that "in him was life original, unborrowed, underived".... ...With the caveat / qualifier that the power wasn't native, it was on loan: Ellen White MS 99,1903 page 3,4 He had infinite power ONLY because He was perfectly obedient to His Father's will Ellen White, Seventh Day Adventist Bible commentary. Though Christ humbled Himself to become man, the Godhead was still His own. His Deity could not be lost while He stood faithful and true to His loyalty. How does this factor into things?
  11. She believed the God nature had become "blended" ( mixed or confused )with the Human nature. "Was the human nature of the Son of Mary changed into the divine nature of the Son of God? No; the two natures were mysteriously blended in one person—the man Christ Jesus". I obviously need to figure out how these quote boxes work! I clearly don't LOL. [Gustave: I wanted to see if I could help you out by correcting the quoting error. I do not understand exactly what you wanted to say (quote), so I have left it alone and not done anything, other than to make this statement--GM.]
  12. Let me suggest another illustration: The Roman Catholic Church today in the United States is probably not exactly the same was it was in the 1800s. The Roman Catholic Church in Europe in time of Martin Luther is probably not exactly the same as it is in the U.S. today. By which standard should we, in the U.S., judge the Roman Catholic Church today? The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United States today, is not exactly the same as it was in 1874. It has changed, whether one believes for the better or for the worse. By what standard should it be judged today?
  13. So, Gustave. You are absolutely correct in stating that the writings of Ellen White, should be tested by the Bible to see of the Bible contradicts what she wrote. If the Bible contradicts something that Ellen White wrote, the Bible is to be the authority. This is the official teaching of the SDA Church and it is also the teaching of Ellen White. To expand: What if Ellen White taught something that is not taught in the Bible? The Bible did not contradict what Ellen White wrote, but, neither did the Bible teach that. Very simple, in such a case, such should not be made a requirement to become and continue as a SDA member. In addition, such should be an individual decision of each person as to whether or not to accept what EGW wrote. The Bible is the standard. The Bible is the authority, to include authority over the writings of Ellen White.
  14. in an earlier post, Gustave, accurately quoted Fundamental Belief # 18. [NOTE: Previously that had been # 17, and in addition, Gustave highlighted the section that he wanted to emphasize.] I would call attention to the last part of that statement which clearly placed the writings of Ellen White under the authority of the Bible. [See the quote below.] IOW, if the Bible contradicts something that EGW wrote, SDA belief states that the Bible is the authority.
  15. While all acknowledge that Ellen White in her early years (She was a 16 year old teen in the beginning.) was not a Trinitarian. Her move to a different understanding took place over time. The following is an example of this move:
  16. Gustave, you are correct that Ellen White taught that potentially Christ could have sinned in his human nature. But, this was not a teaching that in his God nature, God could have sinned:
  17. Gustave, we all acknowledge that Ellen G. White and other early leaders in what became the SDA denomination held to some degree Arian beliefs that were in error. The degree to which specific individuals may have held such is in debate. But, it cannot be stated that they did not hold such beliefs to some extent. That includes Ellen White. You tell us that we believe that EGWs writings speak with prophetic authority. O.K. Let us look at what Ellen White said about her writings. [NOTE: In citing her, I will give the reference in the standard SDA form and to a source that is most commonly available to people today.]
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    Trivia Quiz?

    PHKRAUSE the answer is SAXOPHONE dgrimm60
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    Trivia Quiz?

    PHKRAUSE the answer is BILL CLINTON dgrimm60
  20. The Promise of the Land to Abraham and his Seed Genesis 13:14–15 The following gives a summary of the Gospel that Philip and Paul preached: Acts 8:5–12 (KJV): 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Acts 28:23-24,30–31 (KJV): 23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. 24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. 30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him. In both of the above, the gospel that they preached contained two major areas, the things concerning the Kingdom of God and the things concerning the Name of Jesus Christ. Part of this teaching includes the promise of the Land to Abraham and his seed: Genesis 13:14–15 (KJV): And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. Paul alludes to this promise of the land and other promises to Abraham in the following: Galatians 3:8,16,26–29 (KJV): 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Thus he taught us that Christ and the believers would inherit the land that Abraham was called upon to view. Kind regards Trevor
  21. Sorry, am not going to go thru the time and trouble. Unless you have been living under a rock the last decade you know that Obama was not universally loved and respected. You also would have read and heard the reasons why. Nor does this topic have anything to do with Obama or Trump. It concerns only the lawsuit against the baker for abiding by his conscience.
  22. https://www.adventist.org/en/beliefs/church/the-gift-of-prophecy/ That above link is the Official SDA Church website, right? Fundamental Belief #18 says: "The Scriptures testify that one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is prophecy. This gift is an identifying mark of the remnant church and we believe it was manifested in the ministry of Ellen G. White. Her writings speak with prophetic authority and provide comfort, guidance, instruction, and correction to the church. They also make clear that the Bible is the standard by which all teaching and experience must be tested. (Num. 12:6; 2 Chron. 20:20; Amos 3:7; Joel 2:28, 29; Acts 2:14-21; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 12:17; 19:10; 22:8, 9.)" Ellen White wrote EXTENSIVELY on the possibility of Christ sinning and loosing His Salvation - she went as far as to describe what would have happened HAD Christ sinned and lost His Salvation. These are her writings Wanderer - the SDA Fundamental belief says "her writings" and that would appear to mean it's not qualified which of her writings speak with prophetic authority - it's ALL her writings. I've asked that Ellen's teaching in this area be tested by the Bible and I've offered my Scriptures for consideration.
  23. I am saying that the biggest mistake you have made, once again, is to try to say what our official beliefs are, while quoting all kinds of sources and opinions not generated by anything we officially believe or teach. The Adventist Church does not make this point to be very important, or as an official belief statement. It was not wrong last time I checked to venture an opinion on what Jesus could have done. The only thing you have convinced me of here is that I cannot reason with you about our beliefs at all. You seem to have your mind made up. Its not even important or Biblical to go on and on about it like this, and say so many what ifs that no one has any way of knowing. Here is the official belief statement on the nature of Christ: further commentary on this from the 28 beliefs book: Ill be happy to discuss anything in our official statement with you. I am not into your apologetic snares and religious riddles.
  24. You seriously need to re-read Luke 24, 44 and realize that saying that Christ "could have sinned" & "could have fallen" IS THE WHAT IF You will not find one Scripture that even remotely implies "he could have sinned" and "he could have fallen" . What you will find in the Bible is ALL Scripture which addresses that states absolutely that He COULDN'T fail.
  25. Jesus said He "always" chose to do those things that please the Father.
  26. Prophecy pertaining to a thing that is 100% dependent on God is NOT conditional. Simply show us where you get this?
  27. He did "those things" because He chose to
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