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  2. dgrimm60

    Trivia Quiz?

    PHKRAUSE the answer is SLOVENIA dgrimm60
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  4. JoeMo

    Last Generation Theology

    Back in the day when I was working so hard to keep every aspect of the Law, I was always worried that I wasn't trying hard enough. It was a source of much guilt, stress, and anxiety. No matter haw hard I tried, I would fail somewhere sometime every day. I felt doomed. Is that what LGT would feel like? Most of the "saints" I knew in those organizations were not very nice people - always watching each other; ready to rebuke the slightest infraction - real or imagined.
  5. JoeMo

    Under Law

    So true! If it were programmed into us, we wouldn't need the law. We were given the Law so we would know what sin is. " I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” (Rom. 7:7)
  6. JoeMo

    Under Law

    And when that first lie (or the first 100 lies) were told generations ago, children grow up with the "moral law" that is ingrained in their culture. In some cultures, that "moral law" is horrible. Take Sharia, for instance.
  7. JoeMo

    Under Law

    I agree. My observance of Sabbath is totally wound up with my relationship with Jesus. For me, to forget the Sabbath would practically mean forgetting Jesus. We all probably know former SDA's who have left the church and joined Sunday congregations. The excuse is usually something like "The 4th commandment means to pick one day a week as a day of rest. the Sabbath can be any day one chooses. We should worship God 7 days a week". I have kids we raised as strict SDA's not one of them keeps the 7th-day Sabbath. Doing so is being a "legalist" I'm told. My response usually goes something like "So is keeping the other 9 commandments legalism?" It usually doesn't go well; so my new response is the same one I use here - "I don't believe like you believe".
  8. JoeMo

    Under Law

    Here's a scenario: Someone goes to a series of meetings at an SDA Church and is presented with the Sabbath in all it's glory and detail; and shown that Sunday is not deemed as a day of worship anywhere in scripture, and they reject it. Is that willful ignorance or rebellion? If so, are they condemned? I have sometimes been tempted not to study subjects to deeply, because I believe that what I learn I will be held responsible for. Being a curious Christian for over 40 years, I have learned some things that have proven to be a challenge in applying to my daily life. I sometimes wonder if learning more makes more things "sin" for me.
  9. I come again 🌿 2 Corinthians 13:2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:
  10. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Get Stately With Some Presidential Firsts Trivia! On August 22, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt took the first public, official car ride during a presidential term. He actually wasn't too fond of the car, preferring horses instead. See if you answer these trivia questions about other presidential firsts... Who Was Really the First President to Ride in an Automobile, and Who Was the First President to Have an Official One? Who Was the First President to Travel Abroad on Business? Who Was the First President to Be American-Born? Who Was the First President to Appear on an Entertainment-Based TV Show?
  11. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Where is the famous "Mona Lisa" painting housed?
  12. phkrause

    Bible "Trivia"

    Fill in the blanks: "Blessed is the man that ______ not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor ______ in the way of sinners, nor ______ in the seat of the scornful." A. receives, behaves, stays B. walketh, standeth, sitteth C. remains, stays, sits D. sitteth, walketh, standeth
  13. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    What country is First Lady Melania Trump from? Croatia Slovenia Estonia Romania Slovenia
  14. 8thdaypriest

    Under Law

    Any person raised in Western culture (which was spread to almost every corner of the globe) has learned Judeo-Christian values, because Western culture was based upon Judeo-Christian beliefs for a very long time. ZERO education in the Christian Faith of today, does not mean ZERO education in Judeo-Christian values. Only peoples in isolate pockets (like jungles) and peoples living before the spread of Judeo-Christian culture, would be "ignorant" of those values. Islam was based partially in those values. Islam does honor Moses, and some (not all) of the Law of Moses. But I don't believe doing "the things of the law" is INSTINCTIVE. It's not something programmed into our behavior, like birds building nests. If it was, we would not struggle with sin - as we do. Paul even said, "But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members." (Rom 7:23 KJV) Now THAT law does seem to be instinctive. Like the instinctive reaction, see a pretty woman - think sex. I'm just wondering if those Gentiles, who did the things of the law, were believing Gentiles (who were filled with the spirit of Christ). They lived the law better than the Jews, and thus put the Jews to shame. They didn't have the "schoolmaster" law, as the Jews did, but they had the Holy Spirit, writing the law in their hearts. Could the context in the passage support that possibility? Is this what Paul was saying? I'm just asking.
  15. 8thdaypriest

    Under Law

    I believe the final Battle of Gog/Magog will take place during the 8th millennium, after Satan is loosed to deceive the nations once again. In the Ezekiel's account of that battle, there will be a cleanup that takes 7 months. (Ezekiel 39:11-16) It is during that time period that the saints/saved will go forth from Jerusalem, and look upon the bodies and bones of the dead from that battle. Isaiah 66:24 “‘And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.’” Jesus quoted from this passage. See Mark 9:44, 46 & 48. Ezekiel 39:8-10 “‘Yes, this is coming, and it will be done,’ says Adonai ELOHIM; ‘this is the day about which I have spoken. Those living in Isra'el's cities will go out and set fire to the weapons, to use as fuel-the shields, breastplates, bows, arrows, clubs and spears; they will use them for fire seven years; so that they will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut down any from the forests; because they will use the weapons for fire. Thus they will plunder those who plundered them and rob those who robbed them,’ says Adonai ELOHIM.” I also believe there will take place (before Christ's return) a terrible battle in the Middle East that many will call Gog/Magog. That battle will be Satan's effort to deceive the nations into believing that His appearance (soon after that battle) is Christ returned. Here's a link to my study on the topic: https://www.prophecyviewpoint.com/htdocs/26-Gog and Magog.htm No - the destruction of Gog/Magog is not the same as the final "Lake of Fire" "second death". That comes later. You didn't think I would be without an answer - did you?
  16. phkrause

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY

    August 22nd 1950 Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. tennis tour On this day in 1950, officials of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) accept Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition. Growing up in Harlem, the young Gibson was... read more » 1960s 1968 Czechs protest against Soviet invasion » 19th Century 1851 U.S. wins first America's Cup » 1864 International Red Cross founded » American Revolution 1776 Redcoats land at Long Island » Art, Literature, and Film History 1935 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx is born » 1969 Zager and Evans end a six-week run at #1 with their smash-hit "In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" » Civil War 1862 President Lincoln hints that ending slavery is goal of Civil War » Crime 1922 Irish revolutionary Michael Collins is assassinated » 1933 The Barker clan kills an officer in their fruitless robbery » 1992 Shootings at Ruby Ridge » FRANCE 1962 French President Charles de Gaulle survives assassination attempt » Great Britain 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field » Sports 1989 Nolan Ryan registers 5,000th strikeout » Vietnam War 1972 Demonstrators disrupt Republican National Convention in Miami Beach » World War II 1944 Romania captured by the Soviet Union »
  17. 8thdaypriest

    Under Law

    For violent pagan head-hunting natives in the jungles, "might makes right". "Right" is what he can do without too serious pay-back. They do steal (even wives and other tribes children). They do lie and murder. So no - they do not "do the things of the law" instinctively. Maybe they avoid eating brightly colored frogs, rather than shrimp or pork. They have made the connection from those poisonous creatures, because it happens fast. They have not yet made the connection from illness to shrimp or pork because it can happen more slowly. The dietary laws the LORD commanded for Israel, were for their HEALTH.
  18. phkrause

    Days of Praise

    August 22, 2019 The Rock of Offense “Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.” (Jeremiah 13:16) The figurative representations of Christ as the foundation rock of the great spiritual house of God (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6) and also as the water-yielding rock of sustenance in the wilderness (1 Corinthians 10:4) are two of the great symbols of the Bible. But for those who reject Him, He becomes “a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense. . . . And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken” (Isaiah 8:14-15). Not only will the stone cause such a one to stumble, but Jesus said, “And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder” (Matthew 21:44). This figure is taken from the fall of the great image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet . . . and brake them to pieces” (Daniel 2:34). All the kingdoms of the world were represented in the image, but “the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth” (Daniel 2:35). “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient” (1 Peter 2:7-8). Thus, the stone of stumbling, which is Christ, is also the Word, and it is deadly dangerous to stumble over the holy Scriptures. One should give glory to God before darkness falls and he stumbles upon the dark mountain in the shadow of death. HMM
  19. 8thdaypriest

    Under Law

    God - because He IS God - the Creator, has the absolute right to appoint a day. He set aside the 7th Day. He "blessed" THAT day, for Himself. "Holy" means "belonging to the LORD". He didn't need a reason. We act sometimes like little kids asking over and over, "Why? Why? Why?" Finally the parent says, "Because I said so! That's why!" To rest on the 7th Day, is to acknowledge the Creator - the One who rested on that first 7th Day, to acknowledge His right of dominion over us. To refuse the Sabbath, is to deny His right of dominion. The Sabbath really is a big deal. It's right up there with the worship of "other gods" (giving honor to "other gods", which one should give to the Creator alone). Cases of ignorance, God will judge fairly and justly. That doesn't change the importance of the Sabbath.
  20. Female cicadas have been known to confuse the roar of power tools for mating calls, sometimes swarming people using lawn mowers.
  21. The manna (in Hebrew, מן, which is more accurately transliterated as mon) was the miraculous edible substance that fell each day from heaven during the 40-year period between the Exodus and the conquest of Israel, providing our ancestors with sustenance throughout their travels in the desert. https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4463795/jewish/What-Was-the-Manna.htm
  22. 8thdaypriest

    Under Law

    To say that one of God's laws is not "binding" - is too vague. By "not binding", do you mean unnecessary, not good, not really one of God's commandments, ..... I think you mean necessary for eternal life - salvational. Something is salvational, only if one knows and understands that it is the will of God. "All have sinned" - knowingly or not. The sins of the ignorant are not counted against them. "If you were blind, you would have no sin." One may live an entire lifetime in ignorance - say of the Sabbath, that the LORD really has appointed the Sabbath His day, while believing entirely that Jesus the Son of God died for our sins. Willful ignorance - for convenience sake, or lust sake, etc, is another subject. Sins committed because of willful ignorance, are counted. "Because you say 'we see', your sin remains." Known sin must be confessed as sin against the LORD, (not just sin against others) and subsequent behavior must change. There is a grey area between those two. The young woman who is forced by circumstances into fornication - for instance. Or the starving man who steals a loaf of bread. The terrified man who lies to protect his family from Nazi thugs, or the one who bows to a ruler claiming to be divine, to avoid being sent to a prison camp. Then there are the folks who are trying to "be good", but fail of perfect obedience. People who want everything to be black or white, pure sin or pure righteousness, are not seeing things as they are. They want to share somehow in the judging, when that is better left to God. Because we do not live up to God's perfect ideal for us, does NOT MEAN we will not receive eternal life. It also does not mean that God's perfect will - His perfect law, is not important.
  23. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    On August 21, 1959, this state became the 50th to join the U.S. Which state was it? Your Answer: Hawaii Correct Answer: Hawaii
  24. phkrause

    Bible "Trivia"

    Who was Peter's brother? Andrew See: John 1:40
  25. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Answer: On this day in 1959, President Eisenhower signed an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Before the Second World War, the United States was a 48 state nation with some territories including Alaska and Hawaii. The United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 while Hawaii was a republic which ceded itself to the United States. Both of these territories attained statehood in 1959 (with Hawaii being the last to gain statehood) thus making Dwight Eisenhower the first American President to preside over the fifty states.
  26. Gustave

    Under Law

    That’s how it works, the first lie one tells in a series of lies is always the smallest. Over time one becomes deadened or accustomed to sin. The fact that individuals exist who have become deaf to natural law is hardly a valid argument that natural or moral law doesn’t exist - it’s simply a conformation / fulfillment of Sacred Scripture.
  27. JoeMo

    Under Law

    I don't know about that. People justify adultery, theft, and even murder all the time. Children disobey parents with impunity, people bear false witness against each other (especially in politics) with no qualms whatsoever. Honor killings and martyring Christians are "honorable" in some Middle Eastern countries, and offering an honored guest sex as a form of hospitality is totally acceptable in some cultures. The OT is rife with stories of sex and human sacrifice as sacraments and acts of "holiness" in some pagan cultures. One has to have a moral compass to determine right from wrong; and the 10 provide that moral compass.
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