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  1. 4 points
    Gregory Matthews

    So Busy

  2. 3 points
    Kevin H

    The Sabbath - Abraham Joshua Heschel

    Rabbi Heshel is one of the most Christ centered writers of the 20th century. Also, when he was asked to speak at Loma Linda, Jack Provonsha hosted him. He and Jack became lifelong friends and he fell in love with the Seventh-day Adventist church. When he would call Jack his calls started out with "How are we doing?" which was asking about the church as a whole.
  3. 2 points
    JoeMo

    Replacement Theology

    This is a question for people smarter than me. I have read (on the internet, of course!) that SDAs are huge proponents of Replacement Theology (aka supercessionism), which states that Christians have replaced Jews as God's Chosen people; and all the promises God made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob have been taken from the Jews and given to Christianity - all because the Jews killed Jesus. Is this true? If it is, how can they say that after reading Romans 11 and Hebrews? How can they say that knowing that a Jew will one day rule the world?
  4. 2 points
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    God, how long?
  5. 2 points
    phkrause

    Replacement Theology

    I've never heard of this?? Also having spent my youth years in a Jewish/Adventist church also never having heard this there!! Pretty sure that the "Chosen People of God" was never taken anyway from the Jews and given to anyone else!! The only thing that I know is that Jesus himself started christian church, I guess technically his apostles and followers were called Christians and the name stuck through the years!!
  6. 2 points
    Lone Ranger

    Replacement Theology

    Whenever dealing with Revelation I always like to first of all establish whether the language is literal or symbolic, who says so, and based on what. My second question is to be sure that I am not calling the language "literal" or "symbolic" simply to fit my pet theory (of which I have many.)
  7. 2 points
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    Day is Thine ⛅
  8. 2 points
    Kevin H

    Oswald Boelcke: Germany's First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat

    I recently finished reading Oswald Boelcke: Germany's First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat by R. G. Head. While many of you may be bored with all the military and war details, and of course that is the focus on the book, it also talks about Boelcke's character. When he was 17 he joined a church who's moto was "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ..." and he also used this verse of scripture as the moto of his life. He would do what he could to bring his relationship with Christ into his job as a fighter pilot. For the planes he shot down he would give them a last salute, and would do his best to learn their names. He would give them a full military funeral with pictures to help give their families closure and where they could either get the body or visit the graves after the war. The first 6 planes he shot down had no survivors. The crew did survive his 7th victory. He landed beside them and helped them out of the wreckage, told them how happy he was that they lived and asked what he could do for them. Had them write a message to their unit and family to let them know that they were ok and risked his life to deliver the message. He treated others who survived the same. (also, his student Manfred von Richthofen -the Red Barron) also treated his victories the same way. I don't know if Richthofen carried on this part of Boelcke's treatment but Boelcke would send care packages to the POW camps. He said that he could not hate the enemy because we are all victims of politics. Many of the world War 1 pilots from both sides felt this same way. Now there was one English pilot who just hated the Germans, but as he saw Boelcke's kindness he had to give up his hate. Once a French boy fell into a canal, and he dove in full uniform to rescue him and even though the Germans were seen as enemies occupying the land, this act had many French people see him as a hero and put him in for a medal from the French government. They of course did not want to give it to a German and Germany did not want for their airman to get a medal from France, but a compromise was reached in him getting a lifesaving medal from Prussia. Shortly before his death an American paper was interviewing him and asked him what his greatest honor was, and he had a long list, but he said that his greatest honor was that medal for saving the boy's life. When he died (at the tender age of 25) despite being a German Protestant, a huge Catholic church in the area invited his funeral to be there with him being the first person to lie in state there. (the bishop was horrified when he found out that the church allowed this honor to a German Protestant, but the people in the church felt that he deserved the honor.) At the funeral von Richthofen said (and it has been noted that it could have also been said about von Richthofen) that Boelcke never had an enemy. And that was seen even among his "enemies" there were POWs in German POW camps who petitioned the German government to help them send flowers to the funeral, and a British plane flew over dropping a wreath with condolences from the British government and Air Force. While they did not mourn his shooting their people down, they did mourn his death because of his amazing character and integrity and kindness as well as his excellent work. His writings and tactics are still studied by militaries and Air Forces around the world. God seems to have created in us a need for heros. The greatest ones are those who tried in their little ways to reflect the greatest hero of them all. After World War 2, Germany had to distance themselves from military power. But this distancing also brought about other problems and it was seen that they needed heroes. Bypassing the Nazis they were able to go to people like Boelcke and Richthofen who were true men of integrity that could be held up as heroes to set as examples. I have to admit, I got my interest in learning about Boelcke when I was thinking about the century of the passing of von Richthofen. My interest in von Richthofen came from the song "Snoopy's Christmas" and "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" I recently learned that Charles' Schulz had the theme of Snoopy going after the Red Baron for a few reasons including: One it was a catchy name and funny for Snoopy to keep going after him to be shot down. Two Schulz was impressed with the gallantry on both sides during World War 1 and did not want these people to be forgotten to history. And third, Von Richthofen was, like Boelcke, a man of excellence and integrity, and so Snoopy did not keep loosing to some villain or bully, but to a worthy adversary. But sadly having these great people, such as Boelcke, Von Richthofen and others who were indeed heroes from both sides of the war who died at such young ages, you can't help but wonder what life would have been like if these great men could have used their greatness in peace instead of war and if they could have lived full rich lives.
  9. 2 points
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    oops forgive me
  10. 2 points
    8thdaypriest

    Is healthcare "a right" ?

    That makes too much sense. Congress - dependent on money from big business - will never pass such a law.
  11. 2 points
    8thdaypriest

    Is healthcare "a right" ?

    When I was little, my Dad was a heavy smoker. My Mom (an SDA) wouldn't let him smoke in the house. I loved my Dad, so I went out to garage to sit with him - where I inhaled a LOT of secondhand tobacco smoke. To this day, I have reactive airways. Was THAT my fault? Abuse of the laws of health can affect more than just the individual.
  12. 2 points
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    Incline Thy ear 👂
  13. 2 points
    Gregory Matthews

    Is healthcare "a right" ?

    The U.S. did not end the Draft due to those who were drafted giving a lower level of service. It was ended, in part, for financial reasons, It is costly to train someone who will only serve for 24 months, total, when if enlisted would server for 36, 48 60 and 72 months for the same training.
  14. 1 point
    Gregory Matthews

    CUC Calls for Prayer

    The Columbia Union Conference has called for a time of prayer. https://atoday.org/columbia-union-conference-committee-invites-members-to-pray-about-compliance/ Folks, this issue is more likely to split the denomination than is the issue of ordination.
  15. 1 point
    Gregory Matthews

    A Naked Pastor

    No! This is not about what you are thilnking it is about. No! This is not about either unity or women in ministry? No! This is _________________________. https://atoday.org/spiritually-naked/
  16. 1 point
    dgrimm60

    So Busy

    GREGORY This is a very good thought====the BIBLE says that ADAM AND EVE they were created to be help mates====which means to compliment each other not to be like each other dgrimm60
  17. 1 point
    The Wanderer

    When will Iran attack our (US) fleet?

    well said!
  18. 1 point
    rudywoofs (Pam)

    SECC Elects President

    🤗 reminds me of when I put my dog Rudy as a cosigner on one of my credit cards. His signature was his paw print. Not sure how that passed through the cc's verification process... lol
  19. 1 point
    Gregory Matthews

    The GC Responds

    Wanderer: I looks like you have not carefully read my comment. My comment was about one narrow part of the GC response. It did not make any reference to the document as a whole. It did not in any manner comment on the document as a whole. I expected that you and others would do such and so I left that to you-all.
  20. 1 point
    phkrause

    Oswald Boelcke: Germany's First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing Kevin!
  21. 1 point
    RichardRuhling

    Is healthcare "a right" ?

    Good for you--we all should climb a mountain, literally or spiritually. I've come to see that many things like my headaches, maybe even a prolapsed valve (?) can be a result of a food or chemical that we've become at odds with. I was abusing the pasta, pastry and whole wheat granolas, etc. The problem is that medical care can give it a name, but usually has no clue as to the cause which in my opinion is still not a complete diagnosis.
  22. 1 point
    The Wanderer

    Is healthcare "a right" ?

    Thank you for clarifying that. You make sense there. BUT you and I seem to have different ideas about what defines "medical care?" To me, (in my non-professional judgment) Pharmacy and drugs are not medical care. I dont know yet what to call it, but I always thought pharmacology to be a separate thing. But you are right about addressing as much as possible regarding "without prescriptions." I was once diagnosed with "holo-systolic deep prolapse of the mitral valve" and told never to climb mountains or lift weights!" Plus I was given a prescription for Inderol (is that spelled right?) to supposedly increase the force of heart contractions which were compromised by the enlarged valve...I believed what I was told for years...Please, allow me to summarize the rest of this post with a picture of the latest mountain I climbed!! (just two weeks ago! no Inderol needed!!) I was inspired by Hulda Crooks who waited till she was 65 to get in shape and climb her first mountain! The Quiet Hour used to sell videos about her.
  23. 1 point
    The Wanderer

    Is healthcare "a right" ?

    I want to respect your healthcare knowledge and professional standards; but this point I am having trouble agreeing with. It is not clear to me the specific difference between "medical care" and "healthcare." It would seem that they are synonymous with each other; and it appears to me that your stated opinion on this is simply another way to promote gentrification and biased "medical care" where only those who have get more. I can speak for nursing care, better than doctor care, yet there are things that your version of "medical care" would certainly be the only way to promote the health and well-being of certain types of patients. The way I read what you are saying is that "medical care" should only be given to ones who are deemed worthy or deserving of or, if they have the money, to have a right to and that leaves us with those who have, taking from those who have not so that they can have more. Its an unbalanced equation. Maybe you could help me to understand better by telling us how the current-day medical profession defines the difference between "medical" and "health" care? If done correctly, they would both serve the same purpose. To extend life or to promote better quality of life and health.
  24. 1 point
    8thdaypriest

    Is healthcare "a right" ?

    Proverbs 26:2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, So a curse without cause does not alight." Richard, You sound like one of Job's accusing friends. Isaiah 24:6 "Therefore the curse has devoured the earth" If "the curse" has devoured the whole earth, and we live on the earth - does "the curse" not effect all of us (unless we are especially protected by the LORD) ? My question for this thread concerned WHAT should be done for those in need of healthcare, and HOW can this best be accomplished? If I understood your comments, you think healthcare should be denied IF it can be determined that the condition was the FAULT of the person in need. Maybe we should have FAULT courts, to determine just how much FAULT can be ascribed to the petitioner. Based on the percentage determined (50% at fault), that percentage of the cost should be denied.
  25. 1 point
    Gregory Matthews

    SDA Female Chaplains

    More than 90 females have qualified for and been endorsed to become SDA chaplains. Most have served in SDA institutions. A total of six (6) females have become SDA endorsed military chaplains.


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