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  1. Gregory Matthews

    Rules of Behavior on This Website

    I thought that it might be well to review some of the rules of behavior under which this forum operates. I will not cover all of them. Rather I will mainly mention the conditions under which we will remove a post. * We generally do not edit posts. They are usually exactly as written. However, sometimes a person will contact me and request that I edit some typo or factual error. I will usually do so upon request from the person who posted the message. * Most of the time, when a post is removed, it is only removed from public view. It actually remains and can be viewed by a smal
    3 points
  2. Hi! for some reason, i did not receive notification of your responses in my emails. Yes, your responses have helped a great deal. I am floored about what you wrote about the Crown of thorns, and would love for you to explain it to me. For many years, I have had ferrets,and like all pet owners I loved them.They were a joy. When Joey died, he was buried in the back yard, and I was asked if instead I wanted him cremated. As Ellen White said about William Miller, IMO, angels mark Joey's grave. I asked that he be buriedAriel was in another state when she died. Ihave her remains. She
    2 points
  3. stinsonmarri

    SDA Firefighter Dies

    This truly a tragedy but also a beautiful story of being faithful to YAHWEH. I am praying for his family. Blessings, and Happy Sabbath.
    2 points
  4. stinsonmarri

    How Long Is The Test?

    I guess you did not hear or read Bob Woodward's tape and book called Rage. He is a staunch conservative Republican. You also did not hear Christopher Wray report before Congress. …The domestic terrorism bucket, the category as a whole, racially motivated violent extremism is, I think, the biggest bucket within that larger group, within the racially motivated violent extremist bucket,” said Wray. “People ascribing to some kind of white supremacist-type ideologies is certainly the biggest chunk of that.” The bureau chief went on to note that, when it comes to extremist violence in the U.S.,
    2 points
  5. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    👫🧍🏿‍♀️🧍🏿🧍🏽‍♂️🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏽Promise Ye are My witnesses Isaiah 43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord , that I am God.
    2 points
  6. BlessedMan

    3 word devotional

    I must be PURE GOLD!!
    2 points
  7. phkrause

    Hearing is Believing

    Old Morris Weisenstein had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed old Morris to hear 100%. Morris went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Mr. Weisenstein, your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again." To which Morris said, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!"
    2 points
  8. Gregory Matthews

    Commentaries When the SDA Commentary Says Very Little on a Subject

    Just as a point of information: Andrews University is in the process of publishing a 2-book commentary on the Bible. The first book is on the Old Testament, and it runs 1,158 pages in length. The normal price for it is $50. However, it has sold for $35. The second book on the New Testament, is not yet off the press.
    2 points
  9. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🏆 Promise Come forth as Gold Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
    2 points
  10. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    💫 Promise Zion shall be redeemed Isaiah 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness. Happy Sabbath!!
    2 points
  11. B/W Photodude

    Rules of Behavior on This Website

    One (or two things) thing missing from your post is character assassination in any form. While one poster may not agree with another poster, they should not be called liars and other derogatory names. Speaks poorly of the forum to allow it. Public officials become a difficulty in themselves. Long lines of pejorative adjectives are also stretching it a bit although it may not rise to the level of Secret Service interest. One thing to specifically mention what a notable public person has done, but another to attempt to assassinate character. Such statements about a public person should
    2 points
  12. james423

    Lesson 11 - Sharing the Story of Jesus

    Memory Text: 1 John 5:13 New Living Translation I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. Sunday – Jesus, The Basis of Our Testimony Before We Knew Christ – Ephesians 2:1-3 New Century Version In the past you were spiritually dead because of your sins and the things you did against God. 2 Yes, in the past you lived the way the world lives, following the ruler of the evil powers that are above the earth. That same spirit is now working in those who refuse to obey God. 3 In the past all of us lived like them
    2 points
  13. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🛡 Promise He is a shield Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
    2 points
  14. Gregory Matthews

    SDA Firefighter Dies

    For more on the life of this SDA who died fighting the current fires, see: https://missoulian.com/montana-states-tom-duffy-takes-his-religion-basketball-seriously/article_906e19c2-99c0-552e-bb71-8ef4bb2c41ef.html
    2 points
  15. james423

    Lesson 10 - An Exciting Way to Get Involved

    Memory Text: Matthew 9:37-38 New International Version 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Sunday – Small Groups – God’s Idea First Genesis 1:1-2 Easy-to-Read Version God created the sky and the earth. At first, 2 the earth was completely empty. There was nothing on the earth. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit moved over the water. Genesis 1:1 COMMENTARY BY JAMIESON, FAUSSET, AND BROWN God--the name of the Supreme Being, signi
    2 points
  16. Theophilus

    Spiritual Abuse

    "Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it." Prov 22:6 Oh, Lookie! A Bible promise. Should we try to claim it? I understand about the fear, but I think the children will return once end time events become clearer. This pastor just infuriates me. My Mom used to say that someone deserved "a good poke in the snoot" or a "swift kick in the pants". This man is a candidate for both.
    2 points
  17. Theophilus

    A Challenge

    I don't know what challenge he asks of us, but he cannot take something God calls unclean and declare it clean. Who the heck is he? Noah knew the difference--it is not a Mosaic law. An the way he reads Acts 10 and 11 is ridiculous. And as for having broad ranges about the borders of Adventist belief, well, that sounds an awful lot like the unity movement and the desire to fit in. So what is the point? He can go off and be one of the Ecumenicals. I could care less. A pastor? He needs to go.
    2 points
  18. Theophilus

    PROTESTING THE DEVIL!

    Want you to know that I am not asking in a snotty way,but just want a reference. Can you explain this further? And where do you get all of your information? It almost reads like the Two Babylons! It is fascinating and I enjoyed reading. I have so many things written down that I am going to look up. Btw, I love Josephus! I like what he wrote about Genesis, as well as other things. I like Herodotus, too. Anyway, thank you SO much for your informative post! Don't know that I agree, but it looks like somebody did their homework!
    2 points
  19. Theophilus

    PROTESTING THE DEVIL!

    What is cool with Pastor Doug is that there is social distancing and it is being done outside. I agree with you. This is sensible and practical. I didn't know what to expect when I read this thread. I know that a lot of Adventist folk are kinda using it as "See, we are supposed to be in church, no matter what" I love going to church, but am in the high risk. And God told his people to stay inside when the Angel of Death passed over. I try to use my Sabbath time time to learn as much as I can, watch videos on you tube. Thank God (thank you Lord SO much) for all of the knowledge given
    2 points
  20. james423

    Lesson 9 - Developing a Winning Attitude

    Overall Question: In winning souls, how do you develop a winning attitude? Memory Text: 1 Peter 3:15 GOD’S WORD Translation But dedicate your lives to Christ as Lord. Always be ready to defend your confidence in God when anyone asks you to explain it. However, make your defense with gentleness and respect. Sunday – Receptivity to the Gospel John 4:27-30 Christian Standard Bible 27 Just then his disciples arrived, and they were amazed that he was talking with a woman. Yet no one said, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” 28 Then the woman left her water
    2 points
  21. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🌋 promise Thou art my rock Psalm 31:3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. Happy Sabbath
    1 point
  22. news

    COVID-19: How My Mind Has Changed or Stayed the Same II

    In my earlier blogs on the COVID-19 virus I expressed concern that the virus could mutate into something much worse. I stated at the time that it wasn’t likely, so I hedged my bets. And, in fact, so far there is no evidence of such a mutation. Instead, there seems to be a gradual weakening […] The post COVID-19: How My Mind Has Changed or Stayed the Same II appeared first on Jon Paulien's Blog. View the full article
    1 point
  23. Shane

    Personal Relationships

    Personal relationships are better than gold. Better than gold
    1 point
  24. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    💫 Promise I [God] will be exalted Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
    1 point
  25. phkrause

    3 word devotional

    Good one BlessedMan!!
    1 point
  26. I love the Anchor Bible, and also like the Interpreters Bible (a bit liberal but good sources) and the New International Commentaries (a bit conservative, but again good sources.) Also, depending on the book there are interesting single volumes. I just finished reading "Paul among the Ecologists" a commentary on Romans by Sigve Tonstad. It was outstanding. Currently reading Tonstad's commentary on Revelation. Have not started yet but I also bought his commentary on Job. Dr. Tonstad is a professor at Loma Linda University. I am shocked as to how good his commentaries are!!! In the 1980s
    1 point
  27. james423

    Lesson 12 -- A Message Worth Sharing

    Memory Text: Revelation 14:6-7 New Century Version 6 Then I saw another angel flying high in the air. He had the eternal Good News to preach to those who live on earth—to every nation, tribe, language, and people. 7 He preached in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him praise, because the time has come for God to judge all people. So worship God who made the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the springs of water.” Sunday – Peter’s Present-Truth Message 2 Peter 1:12 Holman Christian Standard Bible Therefore I will always remind you about these things, even though you know
    1 point
  28. The portion of Scripture that is widely cited as predicting Sunday laws at the end of time is Revelation 13:13-17. I will take a fresh look at the passage with Adventist beliefs about this element of the future in mind. Let me say first, that a church’s beliefs on a topic should be exegetically defensible, […] The post Sunday Laws and Bible Prophecy (5): Satan’s Methods in the Final Crisis appeared first on Jon Paulien's Blog. View the full article
    1 point
  29. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🔥 Promise Purge away the dross Isaiah 1:25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
    1 point
  30. phkrause

    "The Everlasting Gospel"

    Love the Statler Brothers!!
    1 point
  31. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🤲 Promise Shall be safe Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
    1 point
  32. Gregory Matthews

    For a Challenge See:

    https://atoday.org/how-politics-is-destroying-adventism-and-maybe-all-of-christianity/
    1 point
  33. phkrause

    Chaim Yankel and the Wall Street Journal

    Chaim Yankel rented a small office on Wall Street and started advertising his investment services. He was having difficulty attracting new clients and he decided that the best way to bring attention to his business would be for him to appear in the newspaper. So he set his sights on the number one financial publication – the Wall Street Journal. He called their reporters, he emailed them. He even sent them packages to their homes. Everything he could think of. One morning, Chaim Yankel was in the shower when the phone rang. His wife answered it and called out to him that the Wall Street J
    1 point
  34. Gregory Matthews

    Wisdom in brief.

    See: https://www.facebook.com/IndianHillsCommunitySign/photos/?ref=page_internal
    1 point
  35. news

    Sunday Laws and Bible Prophecy: Introduction

    COVID-19 has changed many things in this world. Before COVID people who wanted your expertise invited you to get on an airplane and visit their interesting part of the world. After COVID they could invite you to address their people from the comfort of your own office or home. As a result of such invitations […] The post Sunday Laws and Bible Prophecy: Introduction appeared first on Jon Paulien's Blog. View the full article
    1 point
  36. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🌿 promise life and health Proverbs 4:22 For they [Words] are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
    1 point
  37. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🪔 promise shineth more and more Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
    1 point
  38. phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Didn't Know About the 19th Amendment_2 On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, granting women the right to vote. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about the fight to guarantee women the same right given to men… Single Women in New Jersey Could Vote in 1797 New Jersey single women were temporarily able to vote because of their state constitution, which was vague and said those worth 50 pounds were eligible to vote. For 10 years, unmarried women voted in New Jersey, but married women couldn’t because their husbands were i
    1 point
  39. Yes; I do; mostly Bible Gateway, BlueLetter Bible, Chuck Missler, and Joel Richardson. There are several areas in EGW's books don't jive with scripture; as well as challenging scriptures that she doesn't address at all (like Gen. 6:1-5).
    1 point
  40. phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Dolley Madison_2 On this day in 1814, first lady Dolley Madison saved a portrait of George Washington from being looted by British troops during the war of 1812. Here are five things you most likely didn't know about Dolley Madison… "Dolley" Was Just One of a Few Nicknames Although history remembers her as Dolley, that was her childhood nickname. She was born Dorothea Payne in May of 1768 in North Carolina. Her husband's papers confirmed that this was the spelling she herself used. She also had the nicknames "Queen Dolley," "the Queen," and "the Q
    1 point
  41. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🌿. Promise Quiet from fear Proverbs 1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
    1 point
  42. dgrimm60

    The Sabbath.

    STAN i WOULD SAY BOTH=====a day to rest from your weekly labors but also a special day to worship our creator==== dgrimm60
    1 point
  43. Theophilus

    Apostolic Succession

    I think what you are trying to say is a bit of a stretch. By the pattern of the days of creation, even to even would be the 7th Day. You do not have to go find the criteria for the Day of Atonement to understand this. BTW, Stephen Bohr has an excellent sermon on Apostolic Succession
    1 point
  44. dgrimm60

    In the Public Arena

    GREGORY JESUS CHARCTER dgrimm60
    1 point
  45. phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Benjamin Harrison On August 20, 1833, Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President of the United States, and grandson of the 9th president, was born in North Bend, Ohio. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about Benjamin Harrison. Harrison Was the Last President with a Full Beard, and the First to Have His Voice Recorded Benjamin Harrison was the last president in history to sport a full beard, which soon went out of fashion in the following century.Yet he was also living in the early years of some exciting new technological developments − in 188
    1 point
  46. Gregory Matthews

    For Your Consideration

    See: https://atoday.org/the-historical-critical-method-revisited/
    1 point
  47. JoeMo

    Is healthcare "a right" ?

    Excellent question. I would hope that - after a certain age - I would refuse really expensive stuff - like a transplant or chemo, especially if it was palliative rather than curative. You're as old as I am. What do you think? That speaks to cancer or organ failure; but what about dementia or Alzheimer's; or people severely injured by someone else's poor life style choices (like being hit by an uninsured drunk driver)? To we just give them a drool bucket and lock them in a padded cell? No matter how much it was "their fault", I personally would have a hard time denying care to a loved
    1 point
  48. CoAspen

    Is healthcare "a right" ?

    It's a 'right' because we pay taxes. And yes, we all pay taxes, even if you don't have a formal job. Everything we buy has some sort of tax involved. Taxes provide us with a great many privileges/rights such as the military, fire and police services, vast park and recreational resources, etc. So I will call it a 'right', not to quibble with other definitions!
    1 point
  49. phkrause

    The Joys of Adventism

    Like Kountzer I was not born adventist. But probably around 5 my Mom started going to an adventist church in brooklyn NY. It was a german church, being that mom was a german . Than growing up I kind was resentful towards the church for not being able to play baseball, basketball, football, etc. All these events were always on friday night and Sabbath. But I think the HS was always working on me. Because I never left the church to seek other alternatiffs (spelling). Now I don't look at some of the little do's and don'ts that some have made up. Exactly what the Jews did with all there sabbath ru
    1 point
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