Jump to content
Kingdom of Adventistan

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 10/15/2021 in all areas

  1. Gregory Matthews

    10 Celebrations of SDA Theology

    See: https://atoday.org/ten-celebrations-of-adventist-theology/
    2 points
  2. Gregory Matthews

    Satire

    More Satire from the Borowitz Report Republicans protest lack of rioters on the January 6th commission. Biden considers a new plan to convince people to get the vaccine. A G.O.P. punishment for Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. Trump received a medical note to avoid serving in his own coup. Putin misses a former employee. Get the Borowitz Report in your in-box. Sign up for the newsletter. NOTE: The best way to access such is to sign up on the last one.
    2 points
  3. Gregory Matthews

    What Does the Bible Say about Plagues and Pandemics?

    Call it as you wish. Under the legal meaning, General discharges are often classified as Honorable.
    2 points
  4. Gregory Matthews

    Vaccine Facts

    The following is an important the deals with facts related to the COVID-19 vaccine. https://www.adventistreview.org/2110-34
    1 point
  5. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    😰Worketh patience ☺️ James 1:2-3 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this , that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
    1 point
  6. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ✅ Always the same 😇Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
    1 point
  7. stinsonmarri

    What Does the Bible Say about Plagues and Pandemics?

    I learned today that General Powell had Multiple Myeloma Cancer that is in the blood system. It completely breaks down your immune system and he was already struggling with this awful disease and attraction COVID. This was the extreme complications that he suffered along with his age. Again I am saying a sincere prayer for his wonderful family in their time of grievance. May YAHWEH be with them!
    1 point
  8. stinsonmarri

    What Does the Bible Say about Plagues and Pandemics?

    I am so sorry to hear this great General has died. He was 84 and we will find out did he have other problems that cause the complication with COVID. I just want to honor him for his great service and dedication to our country. My prayers and blessings go out to his lovely family!😥
    1 point
  9. stinsonmarri

    What Does the Bible Say about Plagues and Pandemics?

    Bonnie: No one is playing games with you. I did not mention anyone's name. If you feel that it was directed toward you, that is on you! I look at about and found about Biden's son discharge and other information concerning him having a join bank. So, I indicated it as well. Simple and my statement was not targeted at one person. That is why I said they! Please stop saying, I am lying and you do not know my mind at all. Have a nice day!
    1 point
  10. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ✅ Lord is my helper 🥰 Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
    1 point
  11. stinsonmarri

    What Does the Bible Say about Plagues and Pandemics?

    Hunter Biden's military discharge was administrative, not dishonorable, rather than a dishonorable, discharge from the U.S. Navy after failing a drug test. He held several jobs before his father became vice president in 2009. Reuters Fact Check team Disgruntled people never stop. They follow everywhere to point out their uncontainable anger. Destructive power is their drive and worse they threats you at school boards and voting boards. They even come to your house and around you children, yes your children. It is just unreal! It's not the character of the person that's over the country. It's about everything else, your children, your uncle, your brother. No matter what the subject is about they bring it back to their deprave agenda. Sounds like an occult to me! I want to make sure I said only to me, no one else. Now, hold on just watch the sign off the hissing, the ranting. Better sit down, boy if letters or comments could actually be heard! A lot family members have joint accounts. I guess US Banks hides your money too? I guess they don't keep good accounting records. Oh, well let's see what's next!
    1 point
  12. Gustave

    GHansen, giving credit where credit is due

    I received word today from the Concordia Seminary Archive / Library Director that they were unable to find the quote and citation as found in both Walter Martin's Kingdom of the Cults and Dr. Morey's Death and the after life in any English translation of any of Luther's books that they were aware of. I was informed that the quote was indeed a valid / accurate translation from German into English but that it wasn't from Luther's Work's Volume 25 but rather from Luther's Commentary on Genesis ( as GHansen suspected it was ). I would have lost money had this been a bet! I wanted to compliment GHansen on his command of Luther's materials that have been translated into English and for him having the courage of his convictions to go down swinging. I respect that. According to Concordia Luther was definitely not an advocate of soul sleep and toward the end of his life there was no doubt about that.
    1 point
  13. stinsonmarri

    GHansen, giving credit where credit is due

    This is truly interesting about Luther. For me, my expertise is in ancient Biblical history and not strong in the Reformation. I am guilty that I have followed the norm and we shouldn't. That's one of the major things I speak against, and I have done the same in this case. I know some, I have to say, but not enough. I am interested in what did Luther say about the Sabbath? I feel that what he said would be important and does not necessarily have to be what me or SDA accept. I believe that something that he brings out it is important historically. I feel you have to be able to study and research to make the choices you stand on. Yes, I feel that it must be Biblically sound. However, I would like to see the Scriptures he used and how he came to that conclusion. It's always, to me, in helping us in our growth of knowledge and understanding truth and faith. So, GHansen can you provide me some information, please! I thank you very much. Let me say thanks, to Gustave for being honest and bringing out this important information! Blessings!
    1 point
  14. GHansen

    Down the rabbit hole, ... again!

    International Churches of Christ. They separated from the Church of Christ under the leadership of Kip McKean. Originally known as Campbellites, they were traditional debating opponents of SDA.
    1 point
  15. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ✅ never leave thee 🥰 Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
    1 point
  16. BWphotodude, You don't sound upset or very angry to me.🤣 A verse came to mind when I first read ........ Now you are making stuff up. Where is it said that oral sex is a sin? ..... A text came to mind Proverbs 30:6 Do not add to is words, Or he will reprove you and you will be proved a liar.
    1 point
  17. Dear Kevin: I had some difficulties with you concept of our pioneer. Especially being "kicked out of other churches." From a child up, going to Church School the full story of our Church history was told; starting with William Miller. William Miller had started off being a Baptist but was led to Deists,' as most military men were including George Washington. He had a change in his life showing that THE MOST HIGH does deal in the affairs of men. He return to the Baptist belief, but was challenged by his Deists' friends on the validity of the Bible principles of caring and loving ELOHIYM! As you all know he thought and believed he was called God! It was Miller deep studying particularly on the prophecies of Daniel, I feel deeply was chosen to bring them to the forefront. The 1800's historically was known as the enlighten period! Many church were preach a spitfire God who was vengeful with wrath. HE was perceived as ready to pounce on the sinner and cast into the burning inferno called Hell. You would think by now, we know that the word Hell actual means grave and come from the Greek word "hade." It is simple know that ancient people believe the "biggest lie." ever told that they would not surely or really die! So, hades which had become well know was where the "living dead," dwells. It is called the "under world," actually in all cultures, and there was a king over this place. Well there were no peaceful concept of Heaven; thanks to Catholicism. William Miller realize, through study and prayer that there was an Advent. THE SAVIOUR, THE SON was going to return. For the first time men was understanding the true Calendar of YAHWEH! Miller discover the "day-year principle," of time. The Bible was spending of years and not days. Miller at first begin to publish his findings and then his preaching ministry begin. Many people were delighted to hear the preaching of Miller! It was something to look forward to. It removed this mean and terrible God, but ONE of compassion and loving. Miller first had to erase the concept of THE FATHER and to show HIS LOVE for Mankind. This love HE had to send HIS SON back to save repenting sinners. Historically, this was the end of the dark days and Miller was invited to speak in all the churches of all Protestant faith! Even negative writings about Miller's Movement had to admit his growing popularity! Mobs of angry citizens tried to break up some of the meetings. Miller himself was pelted with eggs and decaying vegetables. But the crowds grew larger and the number of converts mounted. More than 50,000 believed Miller, and as many as a million others were curious and expectant. As the year progressed, tension mounted, especially when a comet suddenly appeared in the heavens. There were huge meetings in New York and Philadelphia, but dates for future gatherings were announced with the proviso "if time continues." "William Miller Mistaken founder of Adventism;" https://www.christianitytoday.com/ But the great second advent awakening was by no means confined to the United States of America. In England, Edward Irving began to preach the soon return of Jesus and his message was echoed by Joseph Wolffe, a rabbi, turned Catholic priest turned fervent protestant Adventist preacher. Wolffe traveled all through Africa, Asia and India taking the news of a soon coming Saviour with him on his travels. In South America these truths were discovered and preached by Manuel LaCunza, a Jesuit turned protestant Adventist preacher and in Germany, the second Advent was preached by Johann Bengell. The news of Christ’s soon return began to slowly seep through every nation and territory on the planet, electrifying thousands and urging people to turn their eyes heavenward. The revolution sparked by the Reformation was continuing but on a far larger scale. Lineage Journey When Snow showed Miller about the 7 months (I believe this today), and the Karaites continue to accept the actual lunar calendar of YAHWEH! The Rabbinic was following the Gregorian calendar. They accepted the 7 month and the tarrying/the midnight cry which led them to pick October 22, 1844. The great disappointment of the event, cause William Miller was sadly, led to the Fundamental Adventist view. Many the third small group emerged the Seventh Day Adventist. By the end of October, the Advent Herald and the Midnight Cry both bounced back and resumed publication. Joshua Himes wrote to Joseph Bates on the 30th of October saying “I never felt happier or more reconciled to His will, the late work has saved me, it has been a blessing to us all. Now let us hold on!” And so it was while the faith of some waxed dim and flickered out altogether, the faith of others glowed strong. Present Lineage Journey But, Hiram Edson vision was the true turning point that kept the course of those who truly believed in the Advent Message. Which included the Midnight Cry! Crosier and Bates also uplifted the group of Adventist that had form churches during the Movement. These churches were spread through out Main, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. It was probably in the early Spring of 1844 before the great disappointment and even the seventh-month movement that Frederick Wheeler started to keep the Sabbath. Wheeler was a Methodist farm minister from Hillsboro, New Hampshire who had become an Advent believer. He occasionally ministered to a congregation in Washington, New Hampshire and it was here that he met the formidable Rachel Oakes. Rachel Oakes was a Seventh Day-Baptist laywoman who had moved to Washington to live with her daughter who was a local school teacher. One day when Wheeler paid her a home visit she challenged him about a sermon he had recently preached about the obligation of all men to keep God’s commandments. She told him that if he was going to preach sermons like that he had better keep all God’s commandments himself, including the seventh-day Sabbath. Many important events linked to the shaping of early Sabbatarian Adventism took place on Edson’s farm. Along with the development of the Sanctuary doctrine in 1844 and 1845, the Edson farm in Port Gibson was also one of the places that Joseph Bates shared the truth about the Seventh-Day Sabbath. In addition, it was also the site of one of the Sabbath Conferences held in 1848. Lineage Journey I never read that they were thrown out of their churches. Many of them Left the Baptist and Methodist churches themselves. They were organized later as EGW begin to emerge with her visions! Blessings and Happy Sabbath
    1 point
  18. Gregory Matthews

    The Oldest Person on Earth?

    The following is a current statement that the Review has made on this subject:
    1 point
  19. Gregory Matthews

    John 7:53 - 8:11

    For a new look at the Biblical story of the woman taken in adultery, see: The Prostitute’s Deliverance | Adventist Today (atoday.org)
    1 point
  20. stinsonmarri

    John 7:53 - 8:11

    This was one of the best writing I have read in a while. I certainly agree with Mark Johnson; it was Mary, Martha and Lazarus' sister! What I would like to add is, this one not one man but all of the Pharisees there had slept with her. Knowing her to be vulnerable, had one of them to be with her, to catch her. Dragging her alone to YAHSHUA! I also felt that Mary wanted to die! Men don't know how they are the major cause of women going into prostitution! The reason why I feel it was all of them because of what he left out! YAHSHUA wrote on the ground I feel the time each one of them participated in the act with her. That's why they left! Returning to Mary, she felt unclean and we don't really know the cause of this act, having seven devils torturing her! He mind was inflicted, depress and deprave. I cannot imagine the torture and humiliation she must had suffered, until she met YAHSHUA! Many of us do not see the hidden agenda about our SAVIOUR, this was plan for her to get the saving help she needed. Men are cruel and abusive to ladies and tear down their dignity. Even the English word women means both wife and prostitute! Why use that for Ms. Adam or any lady? Now, can you see why Mary came with the costly perfume? Can you see that she was weeping as well and wiping HIS FEET with her hair. Those men at that table did not get it at all! YAHSHUA and THE FATHER did! This lady had been heal and saved from death. Her life have been renewed and respected. I don't know if they doubted her, or forgot all of the miracles that YASHUA had done and couldn't just believe HE was alive! You know when we doubt, I had that problem the other day. It broke my heart that these ladies who having complications were not permitted to get an abortion! I don't won't to abort, but I do not know another person circumstance, only YAHSHUA does! HE LOOKETH on our hearts and that's where we should leave it. But, I doubted and I felt that is what happen to Mary. YAHSHUA show her that HE WAS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE and she was heal! Have mercy FATHER! I would like to thank you Pastor Matthew for providing this article! And by reading it, over the years, my feeling about Mary Magdalena could be express! Blessings and Happy Sabbath!
    1 point
  21. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ✅ Afterward fruit of righteousness 💖 Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
    1 point
  22. Many do attend church, also bisexual, oral sexual and it goes on and on. We lift our nose at the homosexual but what do you do in the bed that YAHWEH declares it is abomination. We all need to get the sin out of our lives and stand correct! Maybe just maybe that homosexual who is struggling can see you hate the sin but love the person. Maybe just maybe we will all realize that no one who is sinning that the judgmental public knows is no different then those heterosexual that is leaving the natural use of the marriage relation; that was Commanded at Creation: "Be Fruitful and multiply," behind close doors. Roman 1:18-32 "Vain in their imaginations," was not only talking about Gay people! You need to read these Scriptures and weep! What I am going to do is pray for all of us that by beholding we all become change! We all have sin and come short of YAHWEH'S GLORY! What are you doing behind close doors? What are you trying to justify that is alright to do, that is against YAHWEH? I say loud and clear, please stop talking about just the homosexuals alone and speak about the Reprobate mind, Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of YAHWEH, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection (oral sex folks it is not natural and heterosexual and homosexual both do the same thing, only differences they are a man and a woman. IT IS UNATURAL ), implacable, unmerciful! The Bible says all who commit such things are worthy of death-HELLO! Thanks Gustave about we all come short! Happy Sabbath!
    1 point
  23. Gregory Matthews

    The Oldest Person on Earth?

    October 15, 2021 NOTE: The Review has removed both the article and all comments from their website.
    1 point
  24. B/W Photodude

    Christmas Trees

    The Pharisees were very principled even as they plotted how to murder Jesus!
    1 point
  25. JoeMo

    Body composting , Dont think so

    Spread my composted wife over my yard? I don't think so. Lends a whole new meaning to "dust thou art".
    1 point
  26. When I say does it matter, I don't mean it in the sense of being excepting of the life style, because I don't!! If they are celibate than I don't have a problem with them attending and participating in church. Yes the Bible is not just fairly clear, but very clear on that subject!!
    1 point
  27. I don't have a dog in this fight but if I did my first question would be if he was gay. If he was it would appear to add weight to what B/W Photodude said if that kind of thing was common place. As GHansen said there isn't a provision for validating same sex sexual activity in Sacred Scripture (its also not found in Sacred Tradition). Back at the now defunct CA Forums I got into a debate with a Anglican who was gay that claimed he could do anything sexually to his "partner" that a woman could do for a man IN A CAR, IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT and after doing so waltz into Church and eat a pound of the Eucharist and it would transmit as much Grace as it would to a husband and wife man and woman - he went so far as to say the Pastor giving the Eucharist could be openly gay and validly consecrate the gifts! once Kinship International spools up it will likely take the same path as the Anglican variant. I'm not saying it will but that it's just likely. This is generally what happens. And for the record I'm not saying my sins are worse than the most aggressive buggerite - I stand just as guilty of falling short.
    1 point
  28. It matters if you object to, for example, sharing the eucharist with recalcitrant homosexuals, or letting them work with impressionable youth, or any number of other activities associated with the body of Christ. It's not especially unusual for men who have been married to women and have children to become "gay." I can recall at least 7 gay men who were, at one time, married to women. Some had children. I spent about 5 years working with gay AIDS patients, off and on. Sometimes mostly on. I was tested twice due to possible occupational exposure; nevertheless, some SDA gay partisans refer to me as a homophobe because I don't and won't validate homosexual behavior for Christians. "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman" is fairly clear.
    1 point
  29. Does it matter?? As far as I know he is not, and is married and has children!!
    1 point
  30. Gregory Matthews

    Old Age & Memory

    An elderly couple are having a hard time remembering things. So they go to the doctor who checks them out but the doc really can’t find anything wrong so he suggests they start writing everything down. They say okay they’ll try it and they get home and the man sits down in the easy chair and mentions he’d like a bowl of ice cream. “I’ll get it for you, dear,” his wife says. “You want to write it down?” he asks? “No, it’s just ice cream. I’ll remember.” “Well okay then,” he says, “with some chocolate syrup.” “Got it: ice cream with chocolate syrup!” “Maybe you should write it down.” “No I got it. Ice cream with chocolate syrup.” “Well I want a cherry on top, too.” “Okay!” “Sure you don’t want to write it down?” “No, I got it: ice cream with chocolate syrup with a cherry on top!” Fifteen minutes later she comes back from the kitchen and hands him a plate of bacon and eggs. He looks up questioningly and stammers, ... “Wh -- wha -- where’s my toast!?”
    1 point
  31. Gregory Matthews

    Questions

    With thanks to Marc Clamage & Quora: A blonde sits down on a plane and starts to read her book. The passenger next to her, a lawyer, won’t leave her alone. Finally he says, “Let’s play a game. I’ll ask you a question and if you can’t answer it, you owe me five dollars. Then you ask me a question and if I can’t answer it, I owe you a thousand dollars.” The blonde says, “OK.” The lawyer says, “What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?” Without a word, the blonde opens her purse, takes out a five dollar bill, and hands it to him. Then she asks, “What goes up the hill on three legs and comes down on two?” The lawyer thinks about this; he does an internet search; he calls some friends; finally he says, “OK, I’m stumped” and hands her a thousand dollars. She takes the money, puts it in her purser, and goes back to reading her book. The lawyer says, “Hey, wait a minute, what’s the answer?” Without a word, the blonde opens her purse, takes out a five dollar bill, and hands it to him.
    1 point
  32. Gregory Matthews

    Please Water

    Copied from the Internet: NOTE: This is NOT my story. Two days before my mother died she told him [her husband] to continue watering some plants she had in pots in the home. After her death he complied with her instructions. The plants did so well that when he sold the home and moved to another one, he decided to take the plants with him. They were all plastic.
    1 point
  33. Gregory Matthews

    News

    The Most Hilarious and Original Yard Signs You’ve Ever Seen – Science A2Z (science-a2z.com)
    1 point
  34. Theophilus

    For Rent

    Those were great! Here is my favorite headstone: https://boingboing.net/2017/08/02/jesus-turns-his-head-to-watch.html video is in the middle of the page
    1 point
  35. Gregory Matthews

    For Rent

    https://definition.org/hilarious-headstones/?spadid=19732026&spcampid=3576528&utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=def_us_d_outbrain_108908_3576528&utm_content=0026646dc962670c9d19ee077286600d32&spsecid=00e8ca988f7d01a748f9a28d57d69900d7&sppubid=CNN+(Turner+U.S.)&utm_term=CNN&dicbo=v1-114acfd0b27ac8b1b193b12f9f8bc4ea-00df9b037b3f6ddfe56a1bc7ac777adf47-mntgmyrvmy4dellbmu3dqljumeytoljyhaygeljxgq2wcojvgy4dcntfmy&spcid=7a0b22fb8f488802875807ab3fe9d790&sm_dd=d&sm_xp=1&dynamic=true&xsmr=16
    1 point
  36. GHansen

    On Becoming a Philosopher

    One day a student asked his teacher about marriage. "Oh yes," Teacher replied, "By all means marry. if you find a good wife, you can never be happier. If not, you can always become a philosopher."
    1 point
  37. Gregory Matthews

    Bumper Snikers

    See: https://cooking4all.com/the-funniest-bumper-stickers-g0/
    1 point
  38. B/W Photodude

    The donkey got the last laugh!

    https://www.tiktok.com/@nashrose18/video/6958215093725318406
    1 point
  39. Gregory Matthews

    Home Repairs

    Person: Text to spouse; Windows frozen and won't open. Spouse: Pour lukewarm water on Windows and gently tap edges with hammer. Person (10 minutes later): Now the computer is really messed up.
    1 point
  40. phkrause

    Im Yirtzeh Hashem by You

    Shira Brown used to hate going to weddings. After the wedding and during the reception, her aunts and all of the other older women would come up to her and say “Im yirtzeh Hashem by you” which means – God willing, you should be next. But Shira got them to stop. Know how? At funerals she started approaching the older women saying, “Im yirtzeh Hashem by you”!
    1 point
  41. phkrause

    Say Cheese!

    The children at the Talmud Torah had all been photographed, and their teacher Mrs. Crohn was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Sarah; she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, he's a doctor.'" Little Moishie Meisleman shouted from the back of the room, "And there's the teacher Mrs. Crohn; she's at Pardes Shalom Cemetery."
    1 point
  42. phkrause

    Walking Out

    "I hope you didn't take it personally, rabbi," an embarrassed Mrs. Rothman said after Shabbat morning service, "when my husband Morty walked out during your sermon." "I did find it rather disconcerting," the rabbi replied. "It's not a reflection on you, rabbi," insisted Mrs. Rothman. "Morty has been walking in his sleep ever since he was a child."
    1 point
  43. phkrause

    Coupon Kid

    Shira Stern dispatched her ten-year-old son Shloimie to pick up a pizza from the local kosher pizza store. Shira handed Shloimie some money and a two-dollar coupon. Later Shloimie came home with the pizza and the coupon. When asked to explain, Shloimie replied, "Mom, I had enough money. I didn't need the coupon."
    1 point
  44. phkrause

    Colin Powell

    Colin Powell, a former secretary of state, dies at 84 Colin Powell, who served as secretary of state during the presidency of George W. Bush and led the first Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has died at age 84 of complications from COVID-19, his family confirmed. https://www.npr.org/2021/10/18/1046981056/colin-powell-former-secretary-of-state-dies-at-84
    0 points
  45. Gregory Matthews

    Former Adventist Review Editor Becomes Director at Homosexual Organization

    I do not believe that the majority of people participating in this forum want to participate in a discussion of oral sex. Any who wish to engage in such are welcome to discuss it with a therapist. Therefore I am closing this thread.
    0 points
  46. B/W Photodude

    Former Adventist Review Editor Becomes Director at Homosexual Organization

    You have not provided a Biblical source for your opinion. You can not wrap up your opinions in a bunch of sanctimonious babble and pawn it off as truth. Biblically, it is silent on the matter, as you have proved. As far as waste, your kitchen in your house has far more germs than the bathroom, and that has been demonstrated over and over again. BTW, the newly to be ordained paster mentioned in the "Down the Rabbithole" thread, she wrote this: Apparently, she has the conference president solidly in her corner. So, in terms of religious leaders, you are out voted. Genital mutilation (aka circumcision) has everything to do with it. Some studies have shown that circumcised men tend to engage in more extreme forms of sexual activity.
    0 points
If you find some value to this community, please help out with a few dollars per month.



×
×
  • Create New...