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  1. 4 points
    rudywoofs (Pam)

    Is the Church leaving you?

    the reason Dad joined the Adventist church was because he was convinced it would be the remnant church, and because finally (in the 1980s) Adventists stopped being "holier than thou" to him, and started speaking to him as if he was their equal. Before that time, most of the SDAs with whom he came into contact were stuffed shirted, snooty bigots. I remember one time in Pathfinders before Dad was an SDA, he went on a campout with us (Dad had been in professional scouting, and knew more about the outdoors, camping, and survival than anyone else I ever knew.) The Pathfinder leader had asked Dad to lead out in singing some campfire songs, so, naturally, he started teaching the kids a Boy Scout campfire song. Sadly, it was called "Ham and Eggs," and the Pathfinder leader jumped up and yelled at Dad, "STOP!! STOP!!! WE DON'T SING THOSE KIND OF SONGS!!!" Dad had no idea what the idiot was having a conniption fit about; he said later, he thought maybe his zipper was down or something. But no....it was the fact that the song included the word, "Ham".....
  2. 4 points
    JoeMo

    Is the Church leaving you?

    There are some things I learned before I was baptized that I thought were ridiculous. Some of these things I still think are ridiculous. One thing I found to be ridiculous was making sure you purchased your Sabbath meal tickets prior to sundown of Friday when attending camp meeting. So - I exchange US Government script for SDA script and pay for my meal that way? Why couldn't I just use my credit card and pay when the bill comes in? IMHO, what's the difference? The people in the kitchen are still working their fannies off (breaking the Sabbath?) no matter how people pay.
  3. 3 points
    BlessedMan

    Is the Church leaving you?

    Thanks for sharing that. Your Dad sounds like someone I would have really enjoyed meeting. This story reminds me of "Adventist Adventure #345" where a bunch of us were going for a "sabbath walk" down a popular hiking place in a big city. When we got to the river, one could either turn right or left, to continue on down whichever section of the river we chose to. BUT, right there at the junction, was an enterpreneur with an ice-cream cart scoring on almost all of the sweating hikers that were on the trail. It was impossible to miss him, he was just right there. An elder that was with us turned to me and said: "what do we do now?" At this point all the kids were clamoring for ice cream, of course. I refused to say one way or another, and still, no one of our group got a lick of ice cream that day. I can tell you that three of the kids that were there that day stopped going to church the minute they turned into the age where they could decide for themselves. Im still not saying whether or not I think they should or should not have gotten ice cream; but what I can say is that they turned the whole thing into such a circus, it totally ruined everyone's day. "No rest for the wicked," I guess.
  4. 3 points
    JoeMo

    Is the Church leaving you?

    I remember a visitor bringing a bucket of KFC to a pot-luck once. People were either snickering or complaining about it; but I noticed it was the first thing gone at the pot luck. People must have snuck outside to eat it.
  5. 2 points
    BlessedMan

    Sunday Blue Laws Revisted: The "Science" Speaks

    Well, apparently, some scientists, with impressive initials after their names, are voting for international Sunday legislation: A Modest Proposal for a Day of Rest Zac JohnsonZac JohnsonBusiness EducationJanuary 29, 2018 The CST "Common Good Theology" is alive and well.
  6. 2 points
    8thdaypriest

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    The LORD knew that David would commit kidnapping, rape, and murder. He knew that - before - He told Samuel to anoint David king over Israel. He knew that Solomon would one day be corrupted by his foreign "wives" who brought their idols into the heart of Jerusalem. He still gave Solomon wisdom and power. The LORD allowed Donald Trump to become president of the (for now) most powerful nation on planet earth. I personally believe Trump's policies are buying time for our economy. Why? Because Christians in the USA, finance the teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. It's about teaching/spreading the Gospel. I believe that Democrat policies will collapse this economy - very quickly. high taxes, growing welfare/socialist, unlimited immigration/with unlimited citizen benefits, globalist/green-new-deal I also believe that Democrat activist judges will bring persecution upon conservative Christians and Muslims and Jews, who hold to Biblical views on social issues.
  7. 2 points
    8thdaypriest

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    If there are two candidates, both of which support policies with which I agree, then I will look at their record of promise keeping. Is one of them just making promises to get elected? If both still look about equal - I will look at the policies they each endorsed/supported in the past. (How many flip/flops?) If both still look about equal - I will look at the past business dealings of each. Who gave money to their past campaigns, who are their associates and what are their business dealings? How much swampy dealings?? Did one of them get very rich while working in government, or shortly after (as a lobbyist)? Example: $500 thousand for a 45 minute speech (several times) definitely raised both my eyebrows. You get my drift. I do not look at the history of their personal relationships FIRST (marital or otherwise). I would look at such only if the candidates were equal in all other respects. To choose a political candidate is to choose a "lesser of evil". "There is no one righteous" and politics is a very dirty business. In the upcoming 2020 campaign, there are clear policy differences.
  8. 2 points
    B/W Photodude

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    The illusion missed in many of the "white privilege conspiracy theories" people is that white people will come out on top in any given capitalistic scheme. In Appalachia, nothing could be further from the truth. Some of the poorest people in the USA live in Appalachia. It sometimes almost looks third world here. During the time I was involved in Adventist Community Services, we had people come in for help who had no running water or electricity and had never had them. Much of the State of West Virginia has been virtually destroyed by strip mining which has polluted the water supplies. (Look down on the earth from Google and notice all the grey. That is from mountain top removal. To strip mine, you must bulldoze off the tops of mountains.) This land, the Cumberland Plateau, was once a most beautiful place, but the resources were largely stolen from the inhabitants (mostly white) and the nation was built largely on the coal and lumber plundered from Appalachia. For any doubters that white people are ever the victim of capitalist entrepreneurs, read the book "Night Comes to the Cumberlands." When this book came out in the early sixties, it shocked the nation and even had presidents visiting to see what was really going on here. (There were colored coal camps in those days, but the black population around me is very small compared to most of the South.)
  9. 2 points
    JoeMo

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    I don't particularly care which politicians are or are not brought up; this section is a THEOLOGICAL Town Hall, not a political free-for-all. If anyone on this thread wants to continue making it a political slug-fest, I will request that the moderators move it somewhere else.
  10. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Sunday Blue Laws Revisted: The "Science" Speaks

    IMO, there was NO "hijacking" attempt. PK is one forum member who doesnt do that. In all the years I have been on the forum, I have never seen him do such things, not even once. BTW, a little thread drift is ok, but its not OK to make it personal, about a specific person. You should try looking over a persons posting history before jumping the gun. Not everyone that mentions Trump is "hijacking."
  11. 1 point
    JoeMo

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    Coal mining destroyed the environment; and shutdown of coal mining has destroyed the economy. So sad!
  12. 1 point
    JoeMo

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    The economy in the US now is stronger than it's been in decades. Nonetheless, our crippling national debt and the hopeless economy in much of the rest of the world will eventually drag us down. I would not be surprised if there is a worldwide economic "reset" in the next 10 years which will result in a worldwide redistribution of wealth in order to minimize worldwide sovereign debt.
  13. 1 point
    phkrause

    Sunday Blue Laws Revisted: The "Science" Speaks

    Yes I am!!
  14. 1 point
    phkrause

    Sunday Blue Laws Revisted: The "Science" Speaks

    Did I say EVIL trump?????????? If I did let me have a link to that statement!!!!! Please, otherwise do not respond in this way!!! Fake is the statement that I said "Eveil trump!!!" That would be you And keep believing that there wont be a sunday law, because it will happen!!!!!
  15. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    Also off topic: Religion is very important to many throughout Appalachia. But like everywhere, church attendance is declining. Many churches sit empty and largely abandoned partly because of declining attendance, but also because of declining population. The aged are leaving this life and many of the young are leaving the area for economic reasons. Even some Adventist churches have closed down. While at a regional camp meeting, one person was heard to say, "we only get new members when they move here, but almost never are any new members to the church. We have had many come to church who arrived because of Doug Batchelor. There are many non-Adventists who really like listening to him. But they usually do not stay. I find that most people are very aware of the Sabbath day as being the Sabbath of the Bible, but it seems not to matter. Regarding the Pennington Gap and Big Stone Gap churches, they have combined to one church in Dryden. They have a church school, but they have been downgraded, if you will, to a non-salaried lay pastor. Seems that lay pastors come with or without stipends for their labors. Other churches are at risk of being downgraded to "mission status."
  16. 1 point
    phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Didn't Know About The Holland Tunnel On November 13, 1927, the Holland Tunnel linking New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River was opened to the public. Here are 5 surprising facts you didn't know about the Holland Tunnel... Construction of the Holland Tunnel Shared Several Firsts in History The Holland Tunnel was built because it was deemed impossible to construct a bridge to connect New York City and New Jersey. This tunnel was the first that passed through the Hudson River and the longest in the entire world when it was completed. The tube width is the world’s widest as well. It measures 29.5 feet wide, which set the standard for underwater tunnels built in the future all around the world. The Holland Tunnel Gets its Name From the Designer While many people may think the tunnel was named after the Netherlands for some reason, it was named after the designer, Clifford Millburn Holland. His design was for the two two-lane tunnels. However, Holland died the day before the tunnels were supposed to link on October 28, 1924. President Coolidge had planned a remote detonation as part of the day’s events to celebrate the completion of the tunnel, but celebratory events were canceled due to the designer’s death, and it was decided to name this amazing structure after him. Calvin Coolidge Opened the Tunnel From His Yacht When the tunnel was dedicated on November 13, 1927, President Coolidge was aboard his yacht, Mayflower, which was in the Potomac River. He used a telegraph key in gold, which moved apart the American flags located at the Holland Tunnel entrance to signal the opening. This key was the same one used by President Woodrow Wilson to detonate the final blast of the Panama Canal's construction. Pedestrians Were Permitted to Walk the Length of the Tunnel Only Once On the opening day of the Holland Tunnel, pedestrians were allowed to cross on foot, but apparently at a fairly high toll, according to a report by The New York Times. It apparently didn’t keep people away because it was reported that around 20,000 pedestrians had walked the length of the tunnel along the entire 9,250 feet within the first hour. That heavy foot traffic continued all day until the tunnel was closed at 7:00 p.m. The Worst Accident Inside the Holland Tunnel Occurred in 1949 A truck carrying hazardous materials through the Holland Tunnel on May 13, 1949 caught on fire, killing a firefighter and injuring 66 civilians. The truck was transporting 80 barrels of carbon disulfide, which was forbidden. The truck had made it around 2,900 feet into the tunnel when a barrel came free and fell onto the roadway, cracking open. The vapor ignited, catching four other trucks on fire and causing five others to be abandoned. There were 125 vehicles trapped inside the tube before it could be closed.
  17. 1 point
    JoeMo

    Sunday Blue Laws Revisted: The "Science" Speaks

    Another attempt to hijack a thread and make it about the evil Trump. When will it stop? Trump's own family contains devout Jews; so saying he would enforce a Sunday Law is pure fake news. A worldwide Sunday Law (or any other universally enforced day of rest) will not happen until /unless a totalitarian global government is established. Otherwise there is no power on earth who could (or would) enforce it.
  18. 1 point
    8thdaypriest

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    "Power" not under the direction/inspiration of God, always exploits/abuses the "weaker". This principle is seen in the dynamic between the physically stronger (men) and the physically weaker (women), between adults and children, between those with guns vs those without, between those with machines and those without, between those with money and those without, between those with greater intelligence and those without, etc. etc. etc. etc. And I might also add, between powerful demons and weaker humans (except for those humans who are protected by the LORD's angels who "excel in strength"). In God's kingdom, those with "power" serve those not so gifted. May His will soon be done on the earth as it is in Heaven. It's not about race. It's about power and the exploitation of weakness.
  19. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    I remember years ago, when I was in the Church, going to West Virginia and remarking about the "Blue Ridge Mountains. As a Canadian, of course, I blurted out "these arent mountains, they are just hills," but I did go around to a number of homes to visit sick members there, and I do remember being a little shocked at the conditions some of them lived in. I realize the "white privilege" thing get overdone, and out of proportion, ; but where I see it, I dont mind calling it.
  20. 1 point
    JoeMo

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    I agree that the morality of a nation's leader reflects the general morality of the nation. I also think that in a democracy, the people get the leader they deserve. If we are sufficiently morally compromised to elect a decadent leader, we shouldn't expect a sudden spiritual revival. That being said, is it fair to separate a person's personality from his job performance? Even if I thought that a leader had a dicey personal life (which is subjective), if they were fulfilling their campaign promises in an honorable way and representing the country's (or state's) interests in a positive, collaborative way, Isn't it okay to support them? Let's take Mayor Pete B., the Dem running for president. He is openly gay. If he were to support my freedom and security priorities (which he doesn't) better than any other candidate, should I withhold my vote from him simply because he is gay? He also professes to be a born-again Christian. Should I vote for him because He professes faith in Jesus? My answer is no on both counts. I should vote for him based on how well I think he would represent my interests in governing the country.
  21. 1 point
    Gregory Matthews

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    Off subject: Appalachia: I once lived in Dryden and managed a public cemetery for the SDA Church. I served in congregations in Pennington Gap and Big Stone Gap.
  22. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    The original post was to look at the problem of declining morals. I, along with many others, have wondered what the end results (which we are not even there yet) of embracing and affirming previously considered revolting behaviors. However, apparently it was taken as a moment to begin accusing others. Accusing of others was defined by example (See the story of Joshua in Zechariah) as the work of the Accuser, aka Satan. In my work career, things would often go wrong regarding policy and procedures and it would start the tongues awagging regarding the guilty party. I never cared who ran afoul of the policies, but to know what happened was very educational in knowing what not to do or how things could fall apart in difficult situations. So, I find it helpful to separate the actions from the people doing the actions. In a course on ethics and law I studied one time, there was a statement made to the effect that "law only embraces the lowest common level of ethics of a group." So, when a person engaging in the behaviors of the original article get elected to public office with the electorate knowing full well or should have known, then the collective morals of the population in that area have fallen.
  23. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Is the Church leaving you?

    well, THAT is called "meat-sneaking!" Ten Ways To Sneak Meat Into The Office/Church
  24. 1 point
    stinsonmarri

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    But you can quote two Democrats, right! Invade, wow! Take Care!
  25. 1 point
    phkrause

    Is the Church leaving you?

    I knew that, and thought about that, but the fact remains that Ethiopia is south of Egypt!!
  26. 1 point
    phkrause

    Sunday Blue Laws Revisted: The "Science" Speaks

    This will be coming sooner than later, if trump and the evangelicals get re-elected!! I have no doubt about it, and I'm not afraid, can't wait for this to happen so that our Lord and Savior comes and ends this!!
  27. 1 point
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🌿 this grace given Eph 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
  28. 1 point
    phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Ellis Island On Nov 12, 1954, Ellis Island closed its doors. It had served as the reception station for more than 12 million immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1924. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about this gateway for millions to a new life in America.... Pirates Were Hung There in the 1800s The island that was named after Samuel Ellis, its last owner, served as a spot where condemned prisoners were taken to be hanged in its early days. New Yorkers called it “Gibbet Island,” which was named for the metal casing that enclosed the bodies for display. The gibbet in question was erected in 1781 for Thomas Wilkinson, a convicted pirate who was actually hung on Windmill Island. His body was transported to Gibbet Island and hung as a display inside a metal framework. The idea of displaying the body was to dissuade other sailors from piracy, and the original framework can be seen by visitors to the Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent. Three Children Were the First to Pass Through as Immigrants The first immigrants to pass through the immigration station at Ellis Island were three Irish minors unaccompanied by an adult. Annie Moore was 15-years-old when she arrived aboard the steamship Nevada along with her two younger brothers, the youngest of whom was 7. To commemorate the occasion, she was handed a $10 gold piece by officials. The Immigration Center Burned Down in the Late 1800s Because the construction of the original immigration center was Georgia pine, when it caught on fire on June 15, 1897, the whole building burned down. While there were no injuries, all the federal and state records from 1855 and before were destroyed. The new building, which was fireproof, was opened on December 17, 1900. Some Arriving Passengers Could Skip Processing at Ellis Island Not all passengers had to submit to immigration processing at Ellis Island. The way officials looked at it, if immigrants paid for a first-class or second-class ticket, they probably did not have financial problems and were unlikely to be sick. This meant they would probably not be a financial burden for the rest of American society, so they were given a free pass into the country. Suspected Enemy Aliens Were Detained There During Two Wars During both World War I and World War II, aliens who were suspected of being enemies were detained under custody at Ellis Island. During World War I, the inspection of immigrants arriving in the United States was conducted at the docks or onboard the ship, and those who were suspected of being radicals were kept at Ellis Island, with many of them being later deported. When World War II came along, merchant seamen who were thought to be enemies of the United States were kept in the dormitory and baggage building.
  29. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    Sometimes you have to be careful to who you listen to in this "climate change" debate. The link will show how information gets twisted among other things when it comes to reporting on climate change: https://www.science20.com/robert_walker/how_did_the_author_of_how_scientists_got_climate_change_so_wrong_get_it_so_wrong_new_york_times-243381
  30. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Is the Church leaving you?

    I have fond memories of "Adventists in good standing" who would wash the dishes on Sabbath; but NEVER dry them on Sabbath.
  31. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    definitely agree with most of your posts on this. Although I dont question that large-scale clearing of lands is damaging "the environment;" I have many questions about how that gets translated into "climate change." I believe it is possible the "the science" has nothing wrong with it, in and of itself, but I have serious doubts about what we are being told it means. If one were to look at "the experts" in connection with the IPPC machine of The UN, many are just economists, politicians, etc. There are a lot of "entities" running with this agenda that have nothing to do with "science." amen!
  32. 1 point
    JoeMo

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    Thinking about it even from a non-scriptural viewpoint, one can't help but come to the conclusion that some sort of extinction event will eventually occur. The population can't keep growing forever while arable land keeps diminishing. We can't keep mining the earth for minerals, water, and fossil fuel forever, it will eventually run out. With the increasing population density - especially in large cities - coupled with global transportation, eventually some pandemic could wipe out large populations. Eventually, some idiot will start a nuclear war. About every 10,000 to 20,000 years, an extinction event - like a big meteor strike or huge volcanic eruption or massive earthquake kills off LOTS of people. With or without God, it's only a matter of time. I rather like the idea of a loving God telling us all about it in advance and promising to save his elect, though.
  33. 1 point
    JoeMo

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    Allegedly, BIG Industry like fossil fuel burning power plants and transportation that is belching out all these harmful gases; and burning of forests to create agricultural space is a large cause of climate change - allegedly.
  34. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    and why would they be doing this? because to them "Indians are expendable," and they know that if they were to do the same to our "white cities" they would be shut down right away.
  35. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    To be sure, the environment is being damaged, but I do not think global warming is one of the problems. Clean drinking water is almost not available. In my part of the country, our water company sends out quarterly notices detailing where they have FAILED government guidelines. The last report suggested immunocompromised individuals not drink the water. I used to be a tap water person and thought buying drinking water was ridiculous. Now, I only drink bottled water and some spring water. Also, there is a plastic "island" in the Pacific between California and Hawaii. All the plastic being dumped in the Pacific gets drawn into this vortex created by ocean currents. I believe I recently read of some who are actually going out in ships and "harvesting" this plastic. The size of this "island" is said to be on the order of the size of Texas! Glitter. That is becoming a serious issue apart from being plastic. Probably everyone has glitter residue in their bodies. It is everywhere. You can go on and on regarding damage to the environment. The reality is, this earth cannot sustain the amount of people living on it. Hence, population control. Even more worrisome is the thought of reducing the number of people living on the earth by other means. There is a monument in the State of Georgia (USA) dedicated to bring the population down to 500,000,000. I don't see a lot of volunteers signing up to help achieve this goal. But what is of interest related to the global warming is first the use of this "crisis" to gain control of the population. Churchhill is said to said "never let a crisis go to waste." More recently, this was attributed to Rahm Emmanuel in the Obama administration. Lefties are mastering the art of using a crisis to institute more controls on the population. One thing that is sad is the exploitation of a teenager from Sweden to push this agenda. Poor Greta, who also is said to have Asperger's syndrome, actually believes her childhood has been destroyed. Second is the significance of this hysteria over climate change. People do not really want to repent and be saved, but somehow they will figure out how to save themselves without repenting. You could argue that the population in general senses the coming end of the age and like the Tower of Babel builders the wicked will try to "outrun" the impending disaster. Some even envision leaving this earth for another planet. I feel confident on this sensing of the end of the age because it is hard to talk to someone and find out they do not agree with "something big" coming.
  36. 1 point
    rudywoofs (Pam)

    Is the Church leaving you?

    that was a big deal when I was growing up.. On Pathfinder or Jr Academy campouts, there was absolutely NO swimming on the Sabbath — it was wading only .... because, ooooooo, having fun on the Sabbath might lead to sin My Dad (who was not SDA at that time) thought it was ridiculous — he still thought it was ridiculous after he became an SDA.
  37. 1 point
    JoeMo

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    You brought up President Trump in a thread that has NOTHING to do with the man. The fact that you associated his name in a thread about pedophilia IS a political statement.
  38. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    Like I said, you are the one who invaded TWO of my threads with off topic name calling of the President. Neither thread had anything to do with Trump. That is not polite.
  39. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    One of the prophecies of Jesus was written in Luke 21:26 when it said “Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” While this climate change is not of the magnitude for "hearts failing for fear," it is a prodrome of things to come when you see the various individuals and groups panicking over climate change and the results they see coming. They are more than willing to give up their freedoms to escape the things to come. However, various scenarios of serious upheavals in the earth's climate or ability to support the population has been occurring for at least a century. The following is one list compiled to show the various scenarios envisioned thru the years: Recap of the last 50+ years of climate panic: 1966: Oil gone in ten years 1967: Dire famine forecast by 1975 1968: Overpopulation will spread worldwide 1969: Everyone will disappear in a "Cloud of Blue Steam" by 1989 1970: World will use up all its natural resources by 2000 1970: Urban citizens will require gas masks by 1985 1970: Nitrogen buildup will make all land unusable 1970: Decaying pollution will kill all the fish 1970s: Killer bees 1970: Ice age by 2000 1970: America subject to water rationing by 1974 and food rationing by 1980 1971: New ice age coming by 2020 or 2030 1972: New ice age by 2070 1972: Oil depleted in 20 years 1974: Space satellites show new ice age coming fast 1974: Another ice age? 1974: Ozone depletion a "great peril to life" 1976: Scientific consensus planet cooling, famines imminent 1977: Department of energy says oil will peak in 90s 1978: No end in sight to 30-year cooling trend 1980: Acid rain kills life in lakes 1980: Peak oil in 2000 1988: Regional droughts (that never happened) in 1990s 1988: Temperatures in DC will hit record highs 1988: Maldive Islands will be underwater by 2018 (they're not) 1989: Rising sea levels will obliterate nations if nothing done by 2000 1989: New York City's West Side Highway underwater by 2019 (it's not) 1996: Peak oil in 2020 2000: Children won't know what snow is 2002: Famine in 10 years if we don't give up eating fish, meat, and dairy 2002: Peak oil in 2010 2004: Britain will be Siberia by 2024 2005: Manhattan underwater by 2015 2006: Super hurricanes 2008: Arctic will be ice free by 2018 2008: Climate genius Al Gore predicts ice free Arctic by 2013 2009: Climate genius Prince Charles says we have 96 months to save world 2009: UK Prime Minister says 50 days to "save the planet from catastrophe 2009: Climate genius Al Gore moves 2013 prediction of ice free Arctic to 2014 2013: Arctic ice free by 2015 2014: Only 500 days before "climate chaos" 2019: Hey Greta, we need you to convince them it's really going to happen this time
  40. 1 point
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    In an effort to always enhance your experience in the Word, I will be using the promises of God in the 3-word devotional. Beginning in about mid-March the 3-word devotional will come from the promises of God. Each promise from scripture will follow the 3-word memory phrase. 💎 God bless
  41. 1 point
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    👑 was pure gold 👑 Rev 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
  42. 1 point
    phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Didn't Know About WWI_3 At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I ended. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about “The War to End All Wars.”... The First Tank Used in Combat Was During World War I Tanks are an essential component of militaries today, so much so that it’s hard to fathom war without them. But up until Sept. 15, 1916 (two years into the Great War), horses were still the main form of cavalry used by militaries. Horses! The United Kingdom was the first empire to employ tanks, in the Battle of the Somme, and they were largely ineffectual. There were too many breakdowns and the French heavily criticized their allies for giving away the advantage of surprise by launching the tanks before they were battle ready. The Youngest Soldier to Enlist in the U.S. Army Was Only 12 Years Old Frank Sauliere from San Jose, California, became the youngest doughboy to serve in World War I when he lied about his age and signed up with the U.S. Army two days after Congress declared war. Sauliere’s parents lied too since Frank was only 12, and they went so far as to petition President Woodrow Wilson to approve his entrance into the military. The boy worked running messages, a dangerous battlefield job, and as an interpreter, and during his 21 months of service, he was wounded two times. World War I Was the Reason Plastic Surgery Was Invented Harold Gillies, a surgeon, practiced an early form of plastic surgery during World War I when he worked on the terrible facial injuries soldiers suffered from shrapnel wounds. Because shrapnel caused worse injuries than a bullet, reconstruction surgery was used in some cases. However, some soldiers who were horribly disfigured ended up staying in nursing homes rather than going home or appearing in public. Blood Banks Came into Use During World War I Before World War I, blood was directly transferred from one individual to another, but this wasn’t practical on a battlefield with the high numbers of wounded. Captain Oswalt Johnson, an Army doctor, was the first person to establish a blood bank at the Western Front by adding sodium citrate to blood, which prevented its coagulation. With this innovation, blood could be kept for up to 28 days on ice and sent to where it was needed for soldiers who had experienced a high degree of blood loss. The Draft Began During World War I The Selective Service Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in May 1917 by President Woodrow Wilson. This law was needed to increase the number of soldiers serving at the Western Front battlefields and to relieve the battle-weary troops already there. By the war’s end, around 2.7 million men had been drafted, and an additional 1.3 million had volunteered to fight.
  43. 1 point
    JoeMo

    Climate Change: Is It Real?

    IMHO, yes on climate change as the vehicle for globalization; and no for a worldwide (or even national) Sunday law. Anti-Christianity is on the increase. Organized Christianity is on the wane. The new world religion will be a form of poly theism. As the New Agers say "All paths lead to God". If we as Christians believe differently, we will be declared inferior.
  44. 1 point
    Kevin H

    Is the Church leaving you?

    Yes, but while most rivers run north to south, the Nile flows south to north.
  45. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Is the Church leaving you?

    I actually found a lot of agreement in this article. lol Thats unusual for me, with things that Gregory posts. (nothing personal ). The part where the author mentioned " the two most common structural ways of arriving at truth ," was/is right on. reminds me of some things I am studying now on the history and sociology of church in Canada. Truly, some things never change! Those two ideas have been around, literally, from the beginning.
  46. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    Special for stinsonmarri

    My wife and I had the great opportunity to see the president this week and I know how much you like President Trump so I made this video for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMjl6WPPY-0 Sorry, spelled your name wrong.
  47. 1 point
    stinsonmarri

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    You know I agree especial the person in the WH made pedophillia comments about his own daughter. When Donald Trump was watching his 16-year-old daughter Ivanka host the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, he turned to the then-Miss Universe and asked: “Don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right?” That anecdote, told to the New York Times by Brook Antoinette Mahealani Lee, appears to be the first recorded incident of the Republican presidential candidate and reality TV star making comments about his daughter’s body which those present have deemed inappropriate. In the almost 20 years since Mr. Trump has called his eldest daughter “voluptuous”. He’s said it’s OK to describe her as “a piece of a**”, though she is a senior executive in his business empire. And he’s said that, if she wasn’t his daughter, “perhaps [he’d] be dating her.” Independent Digital News & Media Limited 9 Donald Trump Quotes About Ivanka That Are Super Uncomfortable; elitedaily I could name a whole bunch more! Now, like I said we agree not only is it a sexual deviancy; but a sin including homosexual acts. You are so right what immorality right! You see we agree on something about the man in the WH! Happy Sabbath!
  48. 1 point
    rudywoofs (Pam)

    Lucifer

    Rachel, you're braver than I am. There's no way I would try to put together a study on Lucifer aka Satan aka The Devil. Tread carefully.
  49. 1 point
    JoeMo

    Lucifer

    Many powerful people in powerful positions are in league with the devil. I wouldn't be surprised if some of them are in power because they have sold out to satan. Through the influence of these powerful leaders (I have some names in mind, but won't mention them for fear of turning this into a political thread), people are turning away from God's values and towards the values of the evil one. I will mention a couple groups who IMHO are preparing the world for the reign of the antichrist - the entertainment and news media groups.
  50. 0 points
    B/W Photodude

    Buckle up, buttercups!

    Buckle up, buttercups! The ride is about to get a whole lot rougher. It gets frequently alleged that because gay people are "born that way", they should be given full memberships in church with leadership positions and so on. However, it has also been said that other forms of perversions would come down the road with the same rationals. Well, the pedophiles are coming down the road for your children. There has been an active campaign going on for years, and not least of all in academia, to categorize pedophilia NOT as some kind of sexual deviancy worthy of society’s harshest opprobrium, but rather a ‘sexual orientation.’ It is very difficult to understand how slapping a ‘sexual orientation’ label on pedophilia will do anything to protect the real victims, who are, of course, the vulnerable children. In fact, it seems the new designation will only increase their chances of being victimized since the predators may feel that they have license to act according to their newfound status in the LGBTQS club. https://www.rt.com/op-ed/472854-pedophiles-born-sexual-orientation/
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