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    Gregory Matthews

    Offerings are dwindling

    The exprnses are those related to earning the income not living expenses which often exced income. Nrverless tithe is beteeen the lndividusl and God. No one needs to be involved.
  2. 2 points
    BlessedMan

    "None Of These Diseases"

    The Word "bread" is mentioned 267 times in the NIV version of the Bible, and contained in a total of 246 verses. By way of perspective, the word "love" is mentioned in 526 different verses, and occurs 547 times. So bread must be very important; in order to rate this high in relation to the importance placed in scripture upon "love." The word "bread is found from Genesis, all the way up to the book of Hebrews. Whereas "love" is found all the way from Genesis to Revelation. Today, I decided it was time to come up with a civilized, personal response to C19 and so the decision was made to bake some Beet Bread. Yes; it is Red Bread...sort of red...Unlike the text of Leviticus, above; I only made two loaves. The recipe called for enough ingredients to make 4 loaves, but one of the ingredients was for Soy Flour, which I didn't have, so I thought: "hmmm. I should try a little rye flour," so that made the loaves much more solid or dense; hence resulting in two loaves. But they turned out absolutely PERFECT! I was quite proud of myself because its been years since I made anything like this. Already, I am planning the next thing to bake. I think "Yeast Biscuits" will be on tomorrow's roster. I am reminded of the following quotes: Given the importance of well-made bread in the Bible, perhaps we could also turn our thoughts to what Jesus called: "the bread of life..."
  3. 2 points
    BlessedMan

    Breaking News: Pope give last warning to Adventists!

    This one is better. It shows wide-open "proselytizing" (not parady)
  4. 2 points
    james423

    Lesson 1 - The Uniqueness of the Bible

    Overall Question: What is unique about the Bible? Memory Text: Psalm 119:105 New International Reader’s Version Your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a light that guides me. Sunday – The Living Word of God Deuteronomy 32:45-47 Good News Translation 45 When Moses had finished giving God's teachings to the people, 46 he said, “Be sure to obey all these commands that I have given you today. Repeat them to your children, so that they may faithfully obey all of God's teachings. 47 These teachings are not empty words; they are your very life. Obey them and you will live long in that land across the Jordan that you are about to occupy.” John 1:1-5 God’s WORD Translation In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was already with God in the beginning. 3 Everything came into existence through him. Not one thing that exists was made without him.4 He was the source of life, and that life was the light for humanity.5 The light shines in the dark, and the dark has never extinguished it. John 1:14 Contemporary English Version The Word became a human being and lived here with us. We saw his true glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father. From him all the kindness and all the truth of God have come down to us. John 14:6 Modern English Version Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Deuteronomy 32:47 Easy-to-Read Version Don’t think these teachings are not important. They are your life! Through these teachings you will live a long time in the land across the Jordan River that you are ready to take. Monday – Who Wrote the Bible, and Where? Exodus 2:10 Christian Standard Bible When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.” Amos 7:14 Common English Bible Amos answered Amaziah, “I am not a prophet, nor am I a prophet’s son; but I am a shepherd, and a trimmer of sycamore trees. Jeremiah 1:1-6 English Standard Version The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, one of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, 2 to whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. 3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, and until the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah, the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the captivity of Jerusalem in the fifth month. 4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” Daniel 6:1-5 American Standard Version It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom; 2 and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one; that these satraps might give account unto them, and that the king should have no damage. 3 Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and the satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. 4 Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. 5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. Matthew 9:9 New King James Version As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him. Philippines 3:3-6 New Revised Standard Version 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh— 4 even though I, too, have reason for confidence in the flesh. If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. Revelation 1:9 Revised Standard Version I John, your brother, who share with you in Jesus the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. Tuesday – The Bible as Prophecy Genesis 49:8-12 New Living Translation “Judah, your brothers will praise you. You will grasp your enemies by the neck. All your relatives will bow before you. 9 Judah, my son, is a young lion that has finished eating its prey. Like a lion he crouches and lies down; like a lioness—who dares to rouse him? 10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from his descendants, until the coming of the one to whom it belongs, the one whom all nations will honor. 11 He ties his foal to a grapevine, the colt of his donkey to a choice vine. He washes his clothes in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes. 12 His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth are whiter than milk. Psalm 22:12-18 The Living Bible 12 I am surrounded by fearsome enemies, strong as the giant bulls from Bashan. 13 They come at me with open jaws, like roaring lions attacking their prey. 14 My strength has drained away like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart melts like wax; 15 my strength has dried up like sun-baked clay; my tongue sticks to my mouth, for you have laid me in the dust of death. 16 The enemy, this gang of evil men, circles me like a pack of dogs; they have pierced my hands and feet. 17 I can count every bone in my body. See these men of evil gloat and stare; 18 they divide my clothes among themselves by a toss of the dice. Isaiah 53:3-7 New Century Version He was hated and rejected by people. He had much pain and suffering. People would not even look at him. He was hated, and we didn’t even notice him. 4 But he took our suffering on him and felt our pain for us. We saw his suffering and thought God was punishing him. 5 But he was wounded for the wrong we did; he was crushed for the evil we did. The punishment, which made us well, was given to him, and we are healed because of his wounds. 6 We all have wandered away like sheep; each of us has gone his own way. But the Lord has put on him the punishment for all the evil we have done. 7 He was beaten down and punished, but he didn’t say a word. He was like a lamb being led to be killed. He was quiet, as a sheep is quiet while its wool is being cut; he never opened his mouth. Daniel 9:24-27 Holman Christian Standard Bible Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city—to bring the rebellion to an end, to put a stop to sin, to wipe away iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place. 25 Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince will be seven weeks and 62 weeks. It will be rebuilt with a plaza and a moat, but in difficult times. 26 After those 62 weeks the Messiah will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the coming prince will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come with a flood, and until the end there will be war; desolations are decreed.27 He will make a firm covenant with many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and offering. And the abomination of desolation will be on a wing of the temple until the decreed destruction is poured out on the desolator.” Micah 5:2 The Voice But you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, of the clans of Judah, are no poor relation— From your people will come a Ruler who will be the shepherd of My people, Israel, Whose origins date back to the distant past, to the ancient days. Malachi 3:1 New English Translation “I am about to send my messenger, who will clear the way before me. Indeed, the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, whom you long for, is certainly coming,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Zechariah 9:9 Lexham English Bible Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king comes to you; he is righteous and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey, and on a male donkey, the foal of a female donkey! Wednesday – The Bible as History 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 Common English Bible 3 I passed on to you as most important what I also received: Christ died for our sins in line with the scriptures, 4 he was buried, and he rose on the third day in line with the scriptures. 5 He appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve 1 Corinthians15:51-55 Holman Christian Standard Bible 51 Listen! I am telling you a mystery: We will not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. 53 For this corruptible must be clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal must be clothed with immortality. 54 When this corruptible is clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: Death has been swallowed up in victory. 55 Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? Romans 8:11 Easy-to-Read Version God raised Jesus from death. And if God’s Spirit lives in you, he will also give life to your bodies that die. Yes, God is the one who raised Christ from death, and he will raise you to life through his Spirit living in you. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 Christian Standard Bible For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. Thursday – The Transforming Power of the Word 2 Kings 22:3-20 New Living Translation 3 In the eighteenth year of his reign, King Josiah sent Shaphan son of Azaliah and grandson of Meshullam, the court secretary, to the Temple of the Lord. He told him, 4 “Go to Hilkiah the high priest and have him count the money the gatekeepers have collected from the people at the Lord’s Temple. 5 Entrust this money to the men assigned to supervise the restoration of the Lord’s Temple. Then they can use it to pay workers to repair the Temple. 6 They will need to hire carpenters, builders, and masons. Also have them buy the timber and the finished stone needed to repair the Temple. 7 But don’t require the construction supervisors to keep account of the money they receive, for they are honest and trustworthy men.” 8 Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the court secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the Lord’s Temple!” Then Hilkiah gave the scroll to Shaphan, and he read it. 9 Shaphan went to the king and reported, “Your officials have turned over the money collected at the Temple of the Lord to the workers and supervisors at the Temple.” 10 Shaphan also told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a scroll.” So Shaphan read it to the king. 11 When the king heard what was written in the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes in despair. 12 Then he gave these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the court secretary, and Asaiah the king’s personal adviser: 13 “Go to the Temple and speak to the Lord for me and for the people and for all Judah. Inquire about the words written in this scroll that has been found. For the Lord’s great anger is burning against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the words in this scroll. We have not been doing everything it says we must do.” 14 So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Acbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to the New Quarter of Jerusalem to consult with the prophet Huldah. She was the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, the keeper of the Temple wardrobe. 15 She said to them, “The Lord, the God of Israel, has spoken! Go back and tell the man who sent you, 16 ‘This is what the Lord says: I am going to bring disaster on this city and its people. All the words written in the scroll that the king of Judah has read will come true. 17 For my people have abandoned me and offered sacrifices to pagan gods, and I am very angry with them for everything they have done. My anger will burn against this place, and it will not be quenched.’ 18 “But go to the king of Judah who sent you to seek the Lord and tell him: ‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says concerning the message you have just heard: 19 You were sorry and humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I said against this city and its people—that this land would be cursed and become desolate. You tore your clothing in despair and wept before me in repentance. And I have indeed heard you, says the Lord. 20 So I will not send the promised disaster until after you have died and been buried in peace. You will not see the disaster I am going to bring on this city.’” So they took her message back to the king. John 16:13 New Century Version But when the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you into all truth. He will not speak his own words, but he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is to come. John 17:17 New American Standard Bible Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. Hebrews 4:12 Good News Translation The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart. Romans 12:2 English Standard Version Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
  5. 2 points
    B/W Photodude

    "None Of These Diseases"

    My bread specialties are Challah bread and a bread made from the flour of grape seeds. I even make bagels sometimes. Beets seem to be the rage lately in health food circles. I sometimes juice beets. However, you should not drink too much beet juice as it can injure the kidneys. The last time I juiced beets, I took the pulp and made burger patties out of them. Yep, red patties! It is amazing how some vegetable juices can be harmful when their properties are concentrated like in juice. Kidney injuries, you can turn orange with too much carrot juice. But you can eat these vegetable until stuffed and won't get too much of them.
  6. 2 points
    Gregory Matthews

    The Bible Says . . .

    The Bible says, or does it? https://atoday.org/the-bible-tells-me-so-part-1/
  7. 2 points
    phkrause

    Pope Francis Tells Christians Not to Try to Convert Nonbelievers

    How can that be a grave sin? When Jesus himself said to take the message to all the world!!
  8. 2 points
    BlessedMan

    Offerings are dwindling

    Church policy is too often the length of a dollar bill. Its been like this for too long, and its not related to "covid-19."
  9. 2 points
    dgrimm60

    Offerings are dwindling

    B/W PHOTODUDE thank you for posting this article ==== yes I am sure that the tithes and offerings will be down=== but if we keep them until the church opens up again I am sure our churches will be fine dgrimm60
  10. 2 points
    dgrimm60

    Spring Is Here

    BLESSEDMAN YES Spring is here ===== I live in TENNESSEE and my calendars that I have said sprig was on MAR 19 2020 on that day here the temp was 71 F and sunny and blue sky==t=== then the next few days were colder === cloudy and some days rainy ===== but in the next 3 or 4 months the weather will be warm==hot == dry dgrimm60
  11. 2 points
    BlessedMan

    3 word devotional

    Definitely appropriate! I notice that people leave all the best vegetables like Kale, beets etc on the shelves, in favour of all the junk foods, which shelves are all bare! God knows what he is talking about here!
  12. 2 points
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    none of these diseases Exo 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. 💝 One of my favorites ! And how apropos at this point in time.
  13. 2 points
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    I will redeem you 💕 Exo 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
  14. 1 point
    stinsonmarri

    COVID-19

    And we wonder why! Didn't the Bible say that people hearts will fail them due to fear! 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. Luke 21:26 Those who claim to love THE MOST have being follow a man that still give out mix messages. People are dying and many of the Governors being partisan have met together and need medical help a few Governors are listen to the man in the White House and people are fearful, sick and dying daily. Sad! A young man lick the toilet and now he has the Coronavirus. More will happen because we keep denying the power of YAHWEH! TIME IS RUNNING OUT! We are not following the principles outlined in the Bible and we like Nebuchadnezzar will see the handiwork of YAHWEH and the beginning of sorrow due to a dying sinful planet! HE Cried also in mine ears with A LOUD VOICE, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. And, behold, six men came from the way of the Higher Gate, which lieth toward the North, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brazen altar. And the splendor of ELOHIYM of IsraEL was gone up from the cherub, whereupon HE was, to the threshold of the house. And HE called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; And YAHWEH said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others HE Said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at MY Sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. Eze 9:1-6 It is praying Time!
  15. 1 point
    phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Dwight Eisenhower_2 On this day in 1969, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States and one of the most highly regarded American generals of World War II,, died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 78. Here are 5 interesting facts you didn’t know about President Dwight Eisenhower... “Ike” Was the Nickname for the Entire Family If someone called another family member in the Eisenhower family, it must have been confusing because all of them were nicknamed "Ike." It was the name used for all seven of the boys in the Eisenhower family, with Edgar being called “Big Ike” and Dwight called “Little Ike.” By the time World War II rolled around, the future president was the only Eisenhower sibling who retained the name “Ike.” Camp David is Named After His Grandson Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman originally called the Maryland presidential retreat, “Shangri-La” after the fictional Himalayan paradise. Eisenhower, however, wanted a less formal moniker so he renamed it in 1953 in honor of his 5-year-old grandson, David. “Shangri-La was just a little fancy for a Kansas farm boy,” he wrote in a 1953. Both the Republican and Democratic Parties Wanted Him Eisenhower became popular and famous during World War II as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, and when the war was over, both major political parties wanted to claim him as their own. At first, Eisenhower refused, but his name was submitted by Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. in the Republican New Hampshire primary without Eisenhower’s knowledge or consent. When he ended up winning the primary, he decided to continue to run for president, and the rest is history. He served two terms as president. He Was The First President to Ride in a Helicopter At Eisenhower’s suggestion, the Secret Service approved of the use of helicopters as a more efficient and safer means of travel than limousines for short trips to and from the White House. On July 12, 1957, Eisenhower became the first president to employ the new aviation technology when he rode in a two-passenger Bell H-13J helicopter to Camp David as part of a test of White House evacuation procedures. His Hobby Was Painting Even rugged men such as Eisenhower need some downtime and relaxation, and the former president found it in art. While Eisenhower was the president at Columbia University, he received a gift of a paint kit from Thomas E. Stephens, the artist who painted portraits of Eisenhower and his wife. Eisenhower produced more than 250 works of art during his lifetime but was more than a little modest about his talent.
  16. 1 point
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    Promise And redeemed you Deuteronomy 7:8 But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
  17. 1 point
    JoeMo

    COVID-19

    We are at war with an invisible enemy. We have been invaded. In WWII, the great generation was asked to sacrifice by leaving their homes and families to go overseas and kill people or be killed or maimed. We have it comparatively easy. We are being asked to fight this war by sitting at home alone on our couches binge-watching TV and talking to people over the phone or FaceBook (or AS). I'd rather be doing that than shooting at others and being shot at.
  18. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Ye Shall Receive Power

    Holiness God has from eternity chosen men to be holy. "This is the will of God [concerning you], even your sanctification" (1Th_4:3). The echo of His voice comes to us, ever saying, "Holier, holier still." And ever our answer is to be, "Yes, Lord, holier still." No man receives holiness as a birthright, or as a gift from any other human being. Holiness is the gift of God through Christ. Those who receive the Saviour become sons of God. They are His spiritual children, born again, renewed in righteousness and true holiness. Their minds are changed. With clearer vision they behold eternal realities. They are adopted into God's family, and they become conformed to His likeness, changed by His Spirit from glory to glory. From cherishing supreme love for self, they come to cherish supreme love for God and for Christ. "Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom_5:1). Justification means pardon. It means that the heart, purged from dead works, is prepared to receive the blessing of sanctification. God has told us what we must do to receive this blessing. "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmuring and disputings; that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world" (Php_2:12-15). The love of God, cherished in the heart and revealed in the words and acts, will do more to elevate and ennoble human beings than all else can. In the life of Christ, this love found full and complete expression. On the cross of Christ the Saviour made an atonement for the fallen race. Holiness is the fruit of this sacrifice. It is because He has died for us that we are promised this great gift. And Christ longs to bestow this gift on us. He longs to make us partakers of His nature. He longs to save those who by sin have separated themselves from God. He calls upon them to choose His service, to give themselves wholly into His control, to learn from Him how to do God's will.--Signs of the Times, Dec. 17, 1902.
  19. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Ye Shall Receive Power

    Godliness Godliness is the fruit of Christian character. If we abide in the Vine, we shall bear the fruits of the Spirit. The life of the Vine will manifest itself through the branches. We must have a close and intimate connection with heaven, if we bear the grace of godliness. Jesus must be a guest in our homes, a member of our households, if we reflect His image and show that we are sons and daughters of the Most High. Religion is a beautiful thing in the home. If the Lord abides with us, we shall feel that we are members of Christ's family in heaven. We shall realize that angels are watching us, and our manners will be gentle and forbearing. We shall be fitting up for an entrance into the courts of heaven, by cultivating courtesy and godliness. Our conversation will be holy, and our thoughts will be upon heavenly things. Enoch walked with God. He honored God in every affair of life. In his home and in his business, he inquired, "Will this be acceptable to the Lord?" And by remembering God, and following His counsel, he was transformed in character, and became a godly man, whose ways pleased the Lord. We are exhorted to add to godliness brotherly kindness. Oh, how much we need to take this step, to add this quality to our characters! In many of our homes there is a hard, combative spirit manifested. Critical words and unkind actions are offensive to God. Dictatorial commands and haughty, overbearing manners are not acceptable to heaven. The reason there are so many differences existing between brethren is that they have failed to add brotherly kindness. We should have that love for others that Christ has had for us. A man is estimated at his true value by the Lord of heaven. If he is unkind in his earthly home, he is unfit for the heavenly home. If he will have his own way, no matter whom it grieves, he would not be content in heaven, unless he could rule there. The love of Christ must control our hearts, and the peace of God will abide in our homes.--Review and Herald, Feb. 21, 1888.
  20. 1 point
    phkrause

    "None Of These Diseases"

    So BlessedMan, do you have the receipe for this bread? It looks great. I'd like to give it a shot!! Yes, No or is it a secret??
  21. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Pope Francis Tells Christians Not to Try to Convert Nonbelievers

    I dont want to disrespect the man; but it would appear that many also disagree with him.
  22. 1 point
    phkrause

    Pope Francis Tells Christians Not to Try to Convert Nonbelievers

    I do understand what you both are saying, I guess I'm just disagreeing with the Pope!!
  23. 1 point
    phkrause

    COVID-19

    The video on the Netherlands was very interesting! But the video on BC, I didn't see where it said anything about seniors, but it seems like there doing a great job as well in controlling the virus like the other countries have been doing!! Thanks for these links!!
  24. 1 point
    Gregory Matthews

    Serving During COVID-19

    The U.S. Army is seeking retired members who have worked in the following Army positions to agree to be recalled to active duty to assist the U. S. during the COVID-19 pandemic: 60F Critical Care Officer 60N Anesthesiologist 66F Nurse Anesthetist 66S Critical Care Nurse 66P Nurse Practitioner 66T ER Nurse 68V Respiratory Specialist 68W Medic All ranks, commissioned and enlisted may be considered. In addition, people who have served in other positions may be considered. If you would like to be considered for recall to active duty, contact the Human Resources Command, Reserve Personnel Management Directorate at the following: 502–613–4911 usarmyknox.hrc.mbx.g3-retiree-recall@mail.mil In your contact, provide your name, phone number, address, email, MOS and branch. Your country needs you again to serve. 1 view Upvote
  25. 1 point
    phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Things You Didn't Know About The U.S. Navy_2 On March 27, 1794, President George Washington and Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy. Here are 5 facts you probably did not know about America’s maritime branch of the military... The Navy produced six future presidents during World War II. No president had ever served in the Navy until World War II, when it suddenly turned into a near prerequisite for reaching the White House. John F. Kennedy commanded a motor torpedo boat that was run over by a Japanese destroyer in the Solomon Islands; Lyndon B. Johnson was briefly stationed in New Zealand and Australia despite being a sitting member of Congress; Richard Nixon supervised air cargo operations; Gerald Ford served as an aircraft carrier’s assistant navigator and was nearly swept overboard in a typhoon; Jimmy Carter attended the Naval Academy (and became a submariner after the war); and George H.W. Bush flew 58 combat missions, including one in which he was shot down over the Pacific. In fact, from 1961 to 1993, the only non-Navy man to become president was Ronald Reagan. David Farragut Was the Navy’s First Admiral David Farragut became famous for his quote, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” Admiral David Farragut entered the U.S. Navy at age 9 and just two years later served in the War of 1812. By the time he was 12, he had risen to the rank of prize master, the officer in charge of captured ships. By the age of 20 he was already an accomplished ship’s officer. Farragut was promoted to Vice-Admiral by President Abraham Lincoln and was made the Navy’s first admiral following the Civil War. The Secretary of the Navy Names The Ships The Secretary of the Navy has been naming the government’s ships since about 1819, and the names are usually chosen from naval history, retirees, sailors and notable members of the public. An interesting bit of trivia is that the ships named after individuals are christened by the individual's oldest female descendent. Only ships commissioned after 1907 use the prefix USS (which stands for "United States Ship") when it was formalized by President Theodore Roosevelt. There Are Only 17 Officers in The Blue Angels Each Year Think you've got what it takes to fly with the Blue Angels? There are only 17 people who voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels each year, making the position quite prestigious. The Chief of Naval Air Training selects “Boss,” the Blue Angels Commanding Officer. Boss must have at least 3,000 tactical jet flight-hours and have commanded a tactical jet squadron. The Commanding Officer flies the Number 1 jet. The Navy Was Disbanded After The Revolutionary War The Navy was actually disbanded after the Revolutionary War, but brought back in 1794 to fight pirates. It was President George Washington, who brought back the Navy via the Naval Act of 1794. Due to threats to American merchant shipping by Barbary pirates from four North African Muslim States in the Mediterranean, it was essential to create a permanent standing U.S. Navy. It’s been that way ever since.
  26. 1 point
    Gregory Matthews

    Is the Virus a sign of the End?

    See: https://www.adventistreview.org/coronavirus-a-sign-of-the-end
  27. 1 point
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    Promise Shall go with thee Exodus 33:14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee , and I will give thee rest.
  28. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    COVID-19

    How British Columbia Is Helping Seniors!! Awesome!
  29. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    COVID-19

  30. 1 point
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    Promise: Take sickness away: Exodus 23:25 And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
  31. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    Pope Francis Tells Christians Not to Try to Convert Nonbelievers

    According to the RCC, we cannot have a direct relationship with Jesus, but can only have one with him thru the RCC church! The church is our mediator with Jesus. Guess we can ignore that taking the message to the world.
  32. 1 point
    Gregory Matthews

    Serving During COVID-19

    in an situation of this nature, the standard age limit does not apply. Each person is considered on an individual basis.
  33. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    COVID-19

    ATHENS, Greece — A group of lawyers has appealed to Greece’s highest court against the ban on services in churches and places of worship across the country, imposed last week to fight the coronavirus spread. In a legal action made public Thursday, the four lawyers claim the temporary prohibition is unconstitutional and illegal. The measure was taken March 16 and applies through March 30. The appeal is set to be heard May 5. Greece’s powerful Orthodox Church had initially hesitated to take substantial measures to address the epidemic, and refused to stop the Communion sacrament in which the faithful sip from a common spoon. People are still allowed to visit churches to pray, so long as they keep a 6-foot distance from each other. The faithful are going to sip from a common spoon?! In general, do they think their religion will protect them from catching disease? Pastors and church members die all the time in Appalachia from snake bites in snake handling services. One snake handling church has a wall with pictures of those who died handling snakes. The caption across the pictures reads "O Ye of Little Faith." Stopping a pandemic is not a suppression of religion issue. It is temporary and will end when the pandemic ends. Practice your faith as you would if stuck some place alone or with immediate family. I even see people on Adventist websites claiming that stopping church services to protect people is an unconstitutional suppression of religion. Sad to see that harm to other human beings rates as a nothing to worry about issue. There are texts in Scripture which imply that we are to respect government if it is not in asking us to do wrong.
  34. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Pope Francis Tells Christians Not to Try to Convert Nonbelievers

    well, we could talk about how he causes the very divisions he decries; and history bears that out very well. However, I suspect there are more essential things to address these days. he will never stop doing the damage he is doing, and continuing on from his predecessors. When that guy says the word "ecumenical" he simply means Roman Catholic. His constant tirades against "those Protestants" has been noticed. Its all in God's hands.
  35. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    Pope Francis Tells Christians Not to Try to Convert Nonbelievers

    Pope Francis again said, “Proselytism among Christians, therefore, in itself, is a grave sin.” The pope said Christian unity is “a Path,” that despite theological differences there is a “practical ecumenism” in which Christians work together on social problems. Unity, he said, is walking together, and for this reason “every form of proselytism among Christians is sinful.” https://ktfnews.com/pope-francis-takes-aim-soul-winning/ “Religious distortions, yes. For example, all religions have fundamentalist groups. All of them, we do too. And they destroy, starting from their fundamentalism. But these are small religious groups that have distorted and have ‘sickened’ their religion, and as a result they fight, they wage war, or they cause division in communities, which is a form of war. Previously Pope Francis described fundamentalists as those who “rigidly” keep the commandments of God, those who believe in absolute truth, and those who refuse to unite in ecumenism. These “small groups,” those who cause division, according to Pope Francis deserve no rights to freedom of speech or the press. https://www.prophesyagain.org/single-post/2016/12/13/Pope-Francis-Says-“Small-Group”-Deserves-No-Freedom-of-Speech-and-Press Pope Francis does not believe that churches have a right to freedom of speech out side of the Catholic church. We are all just "protestors" or we who are Protestants used to be. As one person said, "the protest is over!" While none of the end time persecutions are happening at present, you can see that the groundwork in thought is being laid for these predicted end time laws and persecutions to happen. AS it says in Scripture - "Watch & Pray"
  36. 1 point
    B/W Photodude

    Offerings are dwindling

    For accuracy, this is the local conference doings. Don't know if this is a widespread sort of thing. I do know there is a huge rush to get up an online giving portal via the web. Then you can keep the money flowing even when you can't make it to church! I agree it is between you and God. I do not wish anyone to think I do not approve of giving. In Exodus it says that one should not come before God without an offering. However, it seems that programs are being funded by tithe money that are not acceptable to many. And some have even suggested that tithe be withheld until WO is approved, and vice versa, until the NAD stops fighting the General conference. I would not say that one should not direct the funds away from local conferences, but be very careful where you do send them. Outside agencies do not in my opinion qualify as recipients of tithe money. You can give offerings to them if you wish. One of the problems with tasking local members with ferreting out who doesn't pay tithe is that I know of a number of people that are members of churches in distant conferences that send their tithes to another conference. Perhaps where they live they think those people are slackers when it comes to giving. So, I make no judgements regarding who gives and would not query someone regarding why they don't appear to be giving. I just do the books.
  37. 1 point
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    Promise: Obey His voice 🙂 Exodus 23:22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
  38. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Ye Shall Receive Power

    I was impressed to start using a variety of EGW devotional books for this topic. I have quite a number of them in a software program. The intention is to sift through a few of them each day to find something that seems to speak to the hour at hand on a given day. here is today's: Peter's Sifting Resulted in His Conversion The reason so many of Christ's professed disciples fall into grievous temptation is that they have not a correct knowledge of themselves. Here is where Peter was so thoroughly sifted by the enemy. If we could understand our own weakness, we should see so much to do for ourselves that we would humble our hearts under the mighty hand of God. Hanging our helpless souls upon Christ, we would supplement our ignorance with His wisdom, our weakness with His strength, our frailty with His enduring might. Peter fell because he did not know his own frailty. He thought himself strong. . . . Had Peter walked humbly with God, hiding self in Christ; had he earnestly looked for divine help; had he been less self-confident; had he received the Lord's instruction and practised it, he would have been watching unto prayer. . . . Had he closely examined himself, the Lord would have given him divine help and there would have been no need of Satan's sifting. . . . There is no power in the whole satanic force that can disable the soul that trusts, in simple confidence, in the wisdom that comes from God. The watch-care of Christ for Peter was the cause of his restoration. Satan could do nothing against the all-powerful intercession of Christ. And the prayer that Christ offered for Peter He offers in behalf of all who are humble and contrite in heart. . . . Peter sinned against light and knowledge, and against great and exalted privileges. It was self-confidence that caused him to fail, and it is this same evil that is now working in human hearts. It may be our purpose to be right and to do right, but we shall most surely err unless we are constant learners in the school of Christ. Our only safety is in walking humbly with God. (taken from Sons And Daughter's of God)
  39. 1 point
    phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About The $100 Bill On Monday, March 25, 1996, the U.S. Treasury Department began circulating a newly redesigned $100 bill. Here are 5 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the redesigned $100 bill... The $100 Bill Last Longer Than Other Denominations No other American paper currency has as long a lifespan as the $100 bill, which stays in circulation for about 15 years. Smaller denomination bills wear out much more quickly. For example, $50 bills wear out after about 3.7 years, while the $10 bill wears out in about 4.2 years. Since the $100 bill isn’t handled as much, it simply lasts longer than more widely circulated paper currency. However, any bill in good shape, whatever its age, is still legal tender. The Same Company Has Produced the Paper for Generations A Massachusetts company, Crane & Co., has made the paper for all American money since 1879. The company started out in 1770 as the Liberty Paper Mill. It even produced the paper used by Paul Revere to print the paper money used by the first American colonists. The company not only makes paper for money, but also produces the paper used for passports and other official documents as well as making premium quality stationery. The First of the 2013 Bills Printed is Worth Thousands The $100 bill that carries serial No. 1 and was released on October 8, 2013, is special. This is because the eight-digit serial numbers were reset. This particular bill would be worth between $10,000 and $20,000 to collectors. Other interesting serial number patterns can increase the value of bills well beyond their face value. No One Really Knows Why One Change Was Made to the $100 Bill Older $100 bills show a picture of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and the time on the clock shows 4:10. Newer bills have Independence Hall featured on the back as well, but the time is 10:30. Both images were done in the 1920s by engraver J.C. Benzing, and no one seems to know why the times are different. It costs 12.5 cents to produce a $100 bill It costs 12.5 cents to produce a $100 bill. Production of $100 bills is still much higher than it was before 2003 when they cost a nickel to produce. The increase in price is because of the changes made to foil counterfeiters. A vertical blue stripe now appears next to Benjamin Franklin's head. A gold inkwell was also added, and it carries an imprint of the Liberty Bell. Additionally, the Liberty Bell appears to move if one looks at it in different ways.
  40. 1 point
    pierrepaul

    Offerings are dwindling

    Tithe was always supposed to be 10% of increase - revenue less expenses. In times when revenue doesn't cover the expenses, tithe disappears - 10% of naught is naught.
  41. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Pope Francis Tells Christians Not to Try to Convert Nonbelievers

  42. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    COVID-19

    At the same time anarchy is seeking to sweep away all law, not only divine, but human. The centralizing of wealth and power; the vast combinations for the enriching of the few at the expense of the many; the combinations of the poorer classes for the defense of their interests and claims; the spirit of unrest, of riot and bloodshed; the world-wide dissemination of the same teachings that led to the French Revolution--all are tending to involve the whole world in a struggle similar to that which convulsed France. {Ed 228.2}
  43. 1 point
    phkrause

    COVID-19

    Pretty sad ain't it. It's to bad we couldn't have done the same as South Korea!! We might have been over this too!!
  44. 1 point
    phkrause

    Spring Is Here

    When I lived in Massachusetts we also had Blue Jays all year round. As long as I kept the bird feeders full we had quite a number of different birds. Down here in Florida we do have Blue Jays also but we have many more Scrub Jays. Have not yet got a bird feeder. I would imagine that if I did I would have many different birds here also. I love birds!!
  45. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Spring Is Here

    "Lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come, (Song 2:11)
  46. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Ye Shall Receive Power

    Outward Neatness Educate, educate, educate. Parents who receive the truth are to conform their habits and practices to the directions God has given. The Lord desires all to remember that the service of God is a pure and holy service, and that those who receive the truth must be purified in disposition, in temper, in heart, in conversation, in the dress, and in the home, so that the angels of God, unseen by them, shall come in to minister to those who shall be heirs of salvation. All who join the church should reveal a transformation of character which shows their reverence for holy things. Their whole life should be molded after the refinement of Christ Jesus. Those who join the church are to be humble enough to receive instruction on the points wherein they are remiss, and wherein they can and must change. They must exert a Christian influence. Those who make no change in words or deportment, in their dress or in their homes, are living unto themselves and not unto Christ. They have not been created anew in Christ Jesus, unto the purifying of the heart and the outward surroundings. Christians will be judged by the fruit they bear in reformatory work. Every true Christian will show what the truth of the gospel has done for [them personally]. Anyone who has been made a son or daughter of God must practice habits of neatness and cleanliness. Every action, however small, has an influence. The Lord desires to make every human being an agency through whom Christ can manifest His Holy Spirit. Christians are in no case to be careless or indifferent in regard to their outward appearance. They are to be neat and trim, though without adornment. They are to be pure inside and out.--Testimonies to Southern Africa, p. 87.
  47. 1 point
    phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Surprising Facts About Elizabeth Taylor On March 23, 2011, actress Elizabeth Taylor, who appeared in more than 50 films, and won two Academy Awards, died of complications from congestive heart failure at age 79. Here are 5 surprising facts you didn't know about Elizabeth Taylor... She Had Twice The Normal Number of Eyelashes Was there anything more stunning than Taylor's violet eyes and double eyelashes? While Taylor's eyes were not actually violet -- they were dark blue -- they could appear violet because of an excess of melanin pigment. As for those eyelashes, Taylor had a genetic mutation. This mutation, known as lymphedema-distichiassyndrome was caused by a gene called FOXC2. Apparently, 7 percent of people with this mutation also have congenital heart disease, and Taylor did have heart troubles that led to her death. She Has Been On The Cover of Life Magazine a Record-Number of Times Taylor landed her first Life cover at the age of 15 and was on the cover 14 times throughout her life. She's been in over a thousand magazines as well, and the only person who's graced the cover of People solo more than she has is Princess Diana. She Launched The First Celebrity Fragrance These days, it seems like every celebrity has their own signature fragrance. But the celebrity perfume and cologne craze all started with Taylor. In 1987, she released her perfume called “White Diamonds“ in collaboration with Elizabeth Arden, Inc. Every year, her perfume still brings in $1 billion in revenue globally. "Cleopatra" Made Her A Million Dollars When producer Walter Wanger was casting for the film Cleopatra, he knew he wanted Taylor to star as the lead role. He called her then-husband, Eddie Fisher, to discuss the movie. Taylor jokingly said to Fisher, “Tell him I’ll do the film for a million dollars.” This type of salary was unheard of in the industry, especially for a female leading lady. But Wanger obliged, and Taylor became the first actress to receive $1 million dollars for a single movie. Taylor later stated, “If someone’s dumb enough to offer me $1 million to make a picture, I’m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.” MGM Paid For Her First Wedding When Taylor married Conrad Hilton Jr. in 1950, her film career had taken off and he had a sizable fortune due to his father’s hotel chain. Though neither of them would have struggled for foot the bill for their 600-guest affair, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer actually paid for the whole thing.
  48. 1 point
    BlessedMan

    Ye Shall Receive Power

    Purity When one is fully emptied of self, when every false god is cast out of the soul, the vacuum is supplied by the inflowing of the Spirit of Christ. Such a one has the faith which works by love and purifies the soul from every moral and spiritual defilement. The Holy Spirit, the Comforter, can work upon the heart, influencing and directing, so that he enjoys spiritual things. He is "after the Spirit" (Rom_8:1), and he minds the things of the Spirit. He has no confidence in self; Christ is all in all. Truth is constantly being unfolded by the Holy Spirit; he receives with meekness the engrafted word, and he gives the Lord all the glory, saying, "God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit" (1Co_2:10). "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God" (1Co_2:12). The Spirit that reveals also works in him the fruits of righteousness. Christ is in him "a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (Joh_4:14). He is a branch of the True Vine, and bears rich clusters of fruit to the glory of God. What is the character of the fruit borne? "The fruit of the Spirit is love." Mark the words--love, not hatred; it is joy, not discontent and mourning; peace, not irritation, anxiety, and manufactured trials. It is "longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law" (Gal_5:22-23). Those who have this Spirit will be earnest laborers together with God; the heavenly intelligences cooperate with them, and they go weighted with the Spirit of the message of truth which they bear. They are a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men. They are ennobled, refined, through the sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. They have not brought into the treasury of the soul wood, hay, stubble, but gold, silver, and precious stones. They speak words of solid sense, and from the treasures of the heart bring forth pure and sacred things according to the example of Christ.--Home Missionary, Nov. 1, 1893.
  49. 1 point
    Rahab

    3 word devotional

    fight for you 💪 Exo 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
  50. 1 point
    phkrause

    Trivia

    5 Car Brands That No Longer Exist On March 18 1933, the Studebaker car company declared bankruptcy. The company’s president, Albert Erskine, resigned and later that year committed suicide. Here are 5 popular car brands that are no longer made... AMC Let’s kick things off with the company that gave us the Pacer, the Gremlin, and the Hornet. American Motor Corporation was established in 1954 through the merger of Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, making it the biggest corporate merger in the United States at the time. Unfortunately, as the automotive industry became more competitive, the company was unable to keep up and it eventually folded. The most well-known AMC model was the Javelin, which was produced between 1967 and 1974. AMC made the Javelin to compete against the Ford Mustang. Plymouth The 1960s were the glory years for Plymouth, thanks to insane muscle machines like the Road Runner (the horn really did go “meep meep!” when you pressed it), the Cuda, and GTX. Based in the United States, Plymouth was established in 1928 as the first brand under Chrysler Corporation to enter the low-priced market. Despite their lower cost, Plymouth vehicles had standard features that some of the competition didn’t have. By the 1990s, however, many Plymouth models overlapped in price and features with Dodge and Eagle models. After Daimler-Benz AG bought Chrysler Corporation in 1998, Plymouth became defunct in 2001.The most successful Plymouth model was the Duster, which was produced from 1969 to 1976. Hummer AM General, the maker of the military Humvee, first established the Hummer brand in 1992 to offer civilians a version of the M998 Humvee. General Motors bought the brand name in 1998 and produced the H1, H2 and H3 models. The huge Hummer brand could not survive the Recession, and as part of a bankruptcy deal for GM, the brand was discontinued. However, in early 2020, GM announced that it would design and release an electric pickup under the Hummer name. Saab Founded in Sweden in 1945 by Saab AB, the Saab Automobile AB brand was very loved around the world and still has a cult following. Following one merger in 1968, General Motors took 50 percent ownership of the company in 1990 and then became the full owner in 2000. The company was sold again in 2010 to Spykers N.V. After insolvency problems in 2011, the company filed for bankruptcy, and the Saab brand became inactive. In 2012, National Electric Vehicle Sweden purchased the bankrupt estate. However, the new company doesn't have the necessary licensing to actually produce cars under the Saab brand. Pontiac Pontiac gave us cars like the Trans Am, GTO, Grand Prix. General Motors created the Pontiac brand in 1926 as a companion to its more upscale Oakland brand. Pontiacs became more popular and entirely replaced the Oakland brand entirely by 1933. Marketed as a performance brand, Pontiac specialized in mainstream vehicles. However, financial problems and restructuring efforts at General Motors in early 2009 led to the brand being completely shut down by October 2010. The last Pontiac badged cars were built in December 2009, with one final vehicle in January 2010.
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