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  1. Gregory Matthews

    Roadside Signs

    4 points
  2. 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
  3. B/W Photodude

    Churchgoers Must Register With the Government

    I have been looking at the problems in our nation for some time now and have condensed it into three areas fo concern. I will look at each one of these problems individually. These problems are: 1. The unhinged hatred of President Trump even by SDAs across a variety of forums (no, Adventistan is not my only "forum" or info source I look at) and I am dismayed at the level of malevolent hatred for the president that exists. We only need look at at stinsonmarri's lasted diatribe. 2. The politcal left and their hatred of President Trump and their attempts to undermine his presidency in a manne
    2 points
  4. Gregory Matthews

    For a Challenge See:

    https://atoday.org/how-politics-is-destroying-adventism-and-maybe-all-of-christianity/
    2 points
  5. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ‘ฃ. Promise This is the way Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
    2 points
  6. Theophilus

    Churchgoers Must Register With the Government

    I looked at that link. i would like to see a quote where Biden said that, or perhaps a video. I don't believe it. That 2020 thing is a bit of a rag. One of the links on the RHS down further on the page was "John MCain's Wife Tried Opening Her Mouth About Trump And Got SHUT UP REAL QUICK. (Caps on the last 4 words from the link exactly as written.) Say, that's a nice Christian conservative article title, isn't it? Nope. It is full of hate. I'm not surprised.
    2 points
  7. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    โ†ช๏ธ Promise In returning shall ye be saved Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord God , the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
    2 points
  8. Kevin H

    Oxford Handbook

    Glad this is being done. My only concern is will it really, honestly, present Seventh-day Adventism, or will it be what Southern College and the Adventist theological Society wish that Adventism would be. Once there was a New England settlement that decided to incorporate into a town. As they worked out the town's structure there was a disagreement over what kind of church they wanted. Some wanted a church where only official doctrine was taught and preachers very orthodox. There were others who wanted a church that allowed anyone who thought they had a message from God to share and wher
    2 points
  9. Kevin H

    Revelation by Dr. Sigve Tonstad

    I have just finished reading this book. It is FANTASTIC!!! I'm not about to throw out my other books on Revelation (not that I have that many). I will confess that there is one which has dropped a notch or two (Kenneth H. Maahs "Of Angels, Beasts and Plagues") a good book but these next ones I will recommend are the "must reads." I usually say that if I want to study things out in commentaries I like to read the Anchor Bible, the Interpreter's Bible. The New International Bible Commentary, and the SDABC. But I'd like to make this recommendation for the study of Revelation: Dr. Tonstad's
    2 points
  10. JoeMo

    How Long Is The Test?

    The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25
    2 points
  11. Gregory Matthews

    Political Survey

    Andrews University is conducting a survey in an attempt to study SDA attitudes toward certain political issues. Take the opportunity to let your political attitudes be counted. To either learn more, or to participate, click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDAVote2020 NOTE: This thread, in this forum, is not the place to express your political opinions.
    2 points
  12. Theophilus

    How Long Is The Test?

    Don't accuse me of drinking anything. I could say the same for you. A couple of others on this forum as well as have commented about r w activities, and how the right is accusing the left of activities the right has done. Pallet of bricks? Your side. Umbrella Man? Your side Save it for somebody else.
    2 points
  13. Gregory Matthews

    Roadside Signs

    2 points
  14. Gregory Matthews

    Roadside Signs

    2 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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. โ€ฆThe 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,โ€ said Wray. โ€œPeople ascribing to some kind of white supremacist-type ideologies is certainly the biggest chunk of that.โ€ The bureau chief went on to note that, when it comes to extremist violence in the U.S.,
    2 points
  18. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง๐ŸฝPromise 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
  19. BlessedMan

    3 word devotional

    I must be PURE GOLD!!
    2 points
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ† 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
  23. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ’ซ Promise Zion shall be redeemed Isaiah 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness. Happy Sabbath!!
    2 points
  24. 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
  25. 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 โ€“ Jesus, The Basis of Our Testimony Before We Knew Christ โ€“ 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
  26. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ›ก 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
  27. 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
  28. stinsonmarri

    Churchgoers Must Register With the Government

    Gustav: I just have this to say did you watch the debate tonight. It was a disaster, the most rude, obnoxious, disrespectful, ridiculous, liar, uncouth, ignorant person I ever saw. He knows nothing, is nothing and a new conservative got on news tonight and said; "He was so embarrassed because all the rules of the debate was broken and he looked like an idiot. He does need to be in office." So all of your above rattling means nothing, is nothing but another person who is racist and Trump help bring all of you out into the light. He would not admit to M Wallace tonight about the White Supremac
    1 point
  29. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿค— Promise Forgiven Isaiah 33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.
    1 point
  30. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ” Promise Assurance for ever Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
    1 point
  31. Kevin H

    Revelation by Dr. Sigve Tonstad

    John W. Wood.
    1 point
  32. The text of Revelation 13 continues with verse 16: โ€œAnd he [the land beast] controls everyone . . . so that he might place a mark upon their right hands or upon their foreheads. . . .โ€ In the biblical world the forehead represents the mind, the will, the personality. The hand is representative of [โ€ฆ] The post Sunday Laws and Bible Prophecy (7): The Forehead and the Hand appeared first on Jon Paulien's Blog. View the full article
    1 point
  33. JoeMo

    Missing a few members who haven't posted for a while??

    8thdaypriest (Rachel) has left the forum. she posts sometimes on another non-denominational forum.
    1 point
  34. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿฅฐ Promise Life, righteousness and honour Proverbs 21:21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
    1 point
  35. BlessedMan

    How Long Is The Test?

    Jesus here refers to a class who have no desire to escape from the slavery of sin. By indulgence in the corrupt and vile their natures have become so degraded that they cling to the evil and will not be separated from it. The servants of Christ should not allow themselves to be hindered by those who would make the gospel only a matter of contention and ridicule. {MB 129.1}
    1 point
  36. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ‘ฃ promise Shalt not stumble Proverbs 4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
    1 point
  37. JoeMo

    How Long Is The Test?

    Then you are drinking the socialist/anarchist kool-aid. How many right-wingers are out there killing cops, burning down businesses, breaking windows, harassing bystanders, etc? How many right-wingers are cheering for the rioters and looters? how many conservatives are putting out pallets of bricks and Molotov cocktails to throw at policemen and into minority-owned businesses?
    1 point
  38. BlessedMan

    How Long Is The Test?

    Sometimes, the way we see the problem IS the problem
    1 point
  39. Ginsburg wrote little on the religion clauses, but she frequently joined with those Justices who favored a strong separation of church and state. The post "I dissent!" A Survey of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Religion Clause Jurisprudence appeared first on ReligiousLiberty.TV / Founders' First Freedomยฎ. View the full article
    1 point
  40. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ’ช Promise Seed shall be mighty Psalm 112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
    1 point
  41. 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
  42. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ 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
  43. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ‡ Promise Ye shall eat the good Isaiah 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
    1 point
  44. phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Uncle Sam_5 On September 7, 1813, the United States got the nickname "Uncle Sam." The name started off as a joke about food supplies but eventually became the name for the bearded character we recognize today. Here are five things you didn't know about Uncle Sam. A Meat-Packer Inspired the Name During the War of 1812, a meat packer named Samuel Wilson was in charge of supplying beef to U.S. troops. He was affectionately known as Uncle Sam, and when his products arrived in containers marked with "U.S.," troops joked that they were from Unc
    1 point
  45. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐ŸŒˆ Promise What God does, it shall be forever Ecclesiastes 3:14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it , that men should fear before him.
    1 point
  46. phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Didn't Know About World War II_3 On September 1, 1939, World War II began when an estimated 1.5 million German troops crossed Germany's shared border with Poland. Here are 5 lesser known facts you never knew about World War II... One U.S. Division Wore a Swastika on Their Uniforms The 45th Infantry Division wore on their uniform a traditional Native American symbol of good luck: a pair of angled bars intersecting at the middle that we would today recognize as a swastika. For 15 years this adorned the uniforms of the division's members, which contained members from
    1 point
  47. Unfulfilled prophecy has been the bane of prophetic interpreters for millennia. Even Seventh-day Adventists have a somewhat checkered history with it, as the Great Disappointment indicates. When we talk about Sunday laws in the final events of earthโ€™s history, we are dealing with unfulfilled prophecy. There is a prophetic prediction. The fulfillment has not yet [โ€ฆ] The post Sunday Laws and Bible Prophecy (2): How God Works in the World appeared first on Jon Paulien's Blog. View the full article
    1 point
  48. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ๐Ÿ’• promise Shall find Me Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
    1 point
  49. phkrause

    Revelation by Dr. Sigve Tonstad

    I have a few different books on Revelation and Daniel, and find none of them to say nasty things about Catholics or anything about Muslims at all one way or the other! I have a SIL who's Catholic and she used to tell my Mom that we have to be Catholic to be able to go to heaven, yet she is one really beautiful Christian. I've also in my 60 years of being a SDA have never heard one sermon that made Catholics sound like bad people either. What I have heard is other denominations that have done so and also individual SDAs that have said things that were not very nice about Catholics. As far as Jo
    1 point
  50. 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
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