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  1. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    (N) Proverbs 15:6 🎁 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
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  2. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    (N) Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
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  3. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    (N) Ecclesiastes 3:13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
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  4. Gregory Matthews

    SDA Women

    The following article documents a role that little known women have had in SDA history: https://atoday.org/a-womans-touch-critical-role-of-women-in-adventist-history-spotlighted-by-students/
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  5. Kevin H

    Was EGW Ever Wrong?"

    It's amazing how we are seeing this in our world today. When Kennedy was running for President, he gave a short but powerful speech where he pointed out the difference between being a Catholic candidate for the Presidency, and being the Democrat (and we could change Democrat with any other party) candidate for the Presidency who happens to worship in the Catholic Church. Today Kennedy's words have been forgotten, as we have many politicians who are their religion's candidate for office. They want to do for their church what Kennedy was wise enough to avoid. In Kennedy's day people knew the danger. Kennedy knew the danger and made it clear that he was not going to bring that danger. Today, we have too many who have embraced the danger. Today we have a generation who are clueless of the general knowledge in 1960. We have one party who has people who are trying to make us catholic Europe (small c catholic). Then the extreme of the other party wants to make us French Revolution Europe, where the religion of secular humanism is the national religion. I do not mind politicians who are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, or any other religion, including secular humanism, who understands what Kennedy understood. As I understand Thomas Jefferson, he wanted the United States to be an open market for ideas, including religious ideas, and the individuals choose what makes the most sense to them. This was the world where Mrs. White wrote. This was the world that President Kennedy understood, supported and defended. This is the world that has been discarded for the fight as to which religion will be forced on this nation. Jefferson, White, and Kennedy would be rolling over in their graves.
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  6. Kevin H

    Was EGW Ever Wrong?"

    As for living before God without a mediator; Scholars from different aspects of Adventism, from Graham Maxwell to Raoul Detteren, have pointed out that we view intercession from two different directions. First there was the Catholic view where you go to a priest and pray to the saints to appeal to Mary to appeal to Jesus to get God to look kindly instead of wrathfully at us. Reformation theology was built on this frame work, only removing all the middle people and we pray to Jesus to plead our case before the Father. However, in places such as Exodus 19:5-6 and Revelation 1 and other places in the Bible, instead of intercession/mediation being us trying to reach out to God, it is God through Christ, to the angels and his people to reach out to a lost world. From seeing intercession/mediation from this direction we find the time where God has either won our hearts over to him, or there is nothing else he can do. Thus no longer a need for God to try to reach out to us in love hoping that we will accept him.
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  7. Kevin H

    Was EGW Ever Wrong?"

    Mrs. White tried to teach us how she wanted to be used. Due to Fundamentalism too often we try to squeeze her into the Fundamentalist framework. I find it ironic on how Stephen Haskell took pretty much every word of hers to be directly from God. Yet, he kept wanting to teach her how her visions work, and refused her disagreement on the topic. Haskell's view has basically won out in the church, which probably can be summarized as "Mrs. White was not infallible, it's just that she never made a mistake."
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  8. Kevin H

    Was EGW Ever Wrong?"

    There is one, probably two important points that should be taken in consideration of the "amalgamation" topic. First, Mrs. White was of mixed race. Her dad met her mom when he had to go to the south for business, and she was of mixed race. Second, I'm not sure about the dates of the quotes, but they seem to be early. If they came from the early days of the Review, when it was in Rochester NY; we do not have more than compelling evidence but no official record for this. There was an unnamed printer/publisher in Rochester who took James and Ellen and the early review staff under his wing and guided them While, as I said, we do not have the name of this publisher who helped our early printing work; Rochester NY had a number of publishers of which it could have been any one of. However, one of these were very kind and supportive of the Millerites. He allowed the Millerites in and around Rochester to wait on the roof of his building on October 22, 1844. When Jesus did not come, he was very sympathetic and encouraging to these souls. So he seems like the one who the Millerites of the Whites may have gotten the help from. We also find years later that the Whites were personal friends with this publisher. We don't have records as to how and when they met, but the evidence points to the early days of our publishing work in Rochester. That he was most likely the publisher who took the White's under his wing and helped them set up our publishing work. Now, if the publisher was the one who helped the Whites and our early publishing work; and if the amalgamation statements came from the time in Rochester; this publisher most likely would have had a say in the matter. His name was Fredrick Douglas. So we know that what ever Mrs. White thought about the amalgamation topic, it did not upset her as a mixed race woman, and it may not have bothered one of the greatest activists for civil rights. As we study these statements, we need to remind our selves of at least Mrs. White's mixed race, and maybe how it might have been in the awareness of without objection to the great Fredrick Douglas.
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  9. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    (N) Deuteronomy 29:9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, [keeping His commands] and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
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  10. phkrause

    Was EGW Ever Wrong?"

    I would personally like to see that statement, where she actually says something to the "origin of Blacks?" I personally can't believe that CEB would've believed she meant that!!!!! I just went and read these 2 pages and I don't see that at all!!!!! Again I don't see where anyone gets that, unless it's a white that came up with that and why would anyone believe that????? I can understand some scientists believed that and probably all white guys?? Sorry but I don't see that!! But I do agree that she was, as are all of us, a fallible human being!! Again is this just another person wanting to cast doubt on her?? I don't know!!
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  11. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    (N) Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
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  12. Gregory Matthews

    Religious Rights?

    In the following issue, whose religious rights should be protected? In cases such as this one, there may not be an easy answer. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-pharmacist-who-refused-to-fill-a-woman-s-emergency-contraceptive-prescription-did-not-violate-her-rights-minnesota-jury-rules/ar-AA10nkSi?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=f85cd53f6bdd4352bc20d19a0b0c6399
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  13. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    (N) Proverbs 8:20 I [the Lord] lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: 👣
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  14. Kevin H

    Christian Nationalism

    We are nearing home
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  15. phkrause

    3 word devotional

    ?? Nice edit!! 🤣
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  16. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    (N) Proverbs 8:19 My [the Lord’s] fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. 🏆
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  17. phkrause

    Here's your (not so) totally useless fact(s) of the day:

    The ancient Persians often debated important ideas, both sober and drunk. They believed an idea had to sound good in both states to be acceptable. Maybe Congress should do that? On second thought, NO!!!! James
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  18. Gregory Matthews

    COVID & Masks

    People have questions about wearing a mask for COVID. The following article is a literature review of what has been published on this question. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20220802/Study-shows-probability-of-getting-COVID-for-mask-wearers-vs-non-mask-wearers.aspx
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  19. Gregory Matthews

    Reporting Sex Abuse

    The following article reports on a current issue that the Mormon Church is facing related to reporting instances of the sexual abuse of children. Among the reasons that this article is of interest to me are the following two: In my prior life, I taught Army chaplains when they had a legal obligation to report such and when they had an obligation to not report it. While living in Colorado, local clergy were convicted of violating a Colorado law on the requirement to report such. NOTE: If this subject interests you, other articles on this issue with the Mormon Chruch are available on the Internet. https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-08-04/sex-abuse-and-the-mormon-church-help-line-4-takeaways
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  20. Gregory Matthews

    Reporting Sex Abuse

    The following article reports on a current issue that the Mormon Church is facing related to reporting instances of the sexual abuse of children. Among the reasons that this article is of interest to me are the following two: In my prior life, I taught Army chaplains when they had a legal obligation to report such and when they had an obligation to not report it. While living in Colorado, local clergy were convicted of violating a Colorado law on the requirement to report such. NOTE: If this subject interests you, other articles on this issue with the Mormon Chruch are available on the Internet. https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-08-04/sex-abuse-and-the-mormon-church-help-line-4-takeaways
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  21. Gregory Matthews

    Reporting Sex Abuse

    The following article reports on a current issue that the Mormon Church is facing related to reporting instances of the sexual abuse of children. Among the reasons that this article is of interest to me are the following two: In my prior life, I taught Army chaplains when they had a legal obligation to report such and when they had an obligation to not report it. While living in Colorado, local clergy were convicted of violating a Colorado law on the requirement to report such. NOTE: If this subject interests you, other articles on this issue with the Mormon Chruch are available on the Internet. https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-08-04/sex-abuse-and-the-mormon-church-help-line-4-takeaways
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  22. Gregory Matthews

    Reporting Sex Abuse

    The following article reports on a current issue that the Mormon Church is facing related to reporting instances of the sexual abuse of children. Among the reasons that this article is of interest to me are the following two: In my prior life, I taught Army chaplains when they had a legal obligation to report such and when they had an obligation to not report it. While living in Colorado, local clergy were convicted of violating a Colorado law on the requirement to report such. NOTE: If this subject interests you, other articles on this issue with the Mormon Chruch are available on the Internet. https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-08-04/sex-abuse-and-the-mormon-church-help-line-4-takeaways
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  23. Gregory Matthews

    Trump Demands Recount

    Trump Demands Recount After Biden Has More Positive COVID Tests Than He Did A fuming Trump told reporters that “the only way Sleepy Joe could beat me at COVID is if the tests were rigged. Thanks to: The Borowitz Report.
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  24. phkrause

    Trump Demands Recount

    The sad thing is I wouldn't put that past him!!!! 🤣
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  25. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    (N) Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour are with me [the Lord]; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
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  26. Gregory Matthews

    Moon Dust

    With thanks to the September 2022 issue of Astronomy, “Scientists have sprouted seeds in real lunar soil using samples from the Apollo missions. However the resulting plants showed signs of stress and were smaller than those grown in control soil.” Page 9.
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  27. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    (N) Deuteronomy 7:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
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  28. phkrause

    Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73 (CNN)Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer whose breathy voice and wholesome beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the '70s and charmed generations of viewers in the blockbuster movie "Grease," died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. She was 73. https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/08/entertainment/olivia-newton-john-obit/index.html
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  29. phkrause

    Christian Nationalism

    Christian Nationalism Is On The Rise | Ayman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kht_3z3hrQs Christian Nationalism's Racist Past Precludes Revival Except Among GOP's Trumpiest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKrjhaPI95Y&t=17s
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