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  2. I am upset that my state is not on that list. I guess we need to try harder.
  3. Depending on which blog interface you use, many have widgets and Ad Sense which allow for you to be paid for allowing ads on your blog. Amazon allows you to become an associate. There are opportunities. But be warned, Ad Sense is fickle, they can reject you for any reason: I was told I had to weight three days for my answer if they would display adds, but I had to wait three to eight weeks.
  4. You truly can not know that. I can not know what you are good at by a just a username on a screen. If I needed a car mechanic, would I go to you? Yes? No? And would you be any good? The only way would be to ask lots of questions. But even then, i probably want assurances of some sort before I said whether I could use you or not. Yet you are willing to make your assertions here without any research. So you probably are not a person who can be trusted to do your homework, on any topic. As you have not asked me anything nor looked through my previous posts for any evidence I do have a handle on Revelations or the Bible. An easy assertion to make then that you are not qualified to determine who is or isn't qualified to make comments on what Revelations entails. Regarding Visions That is more problematic. I never ask anyone to believe me. I just share what God has asked me to share and do my due diligence to research and share that research (that these visions bring up to look at) with other interested parties. We all must share our God given gifts with one another, as Christians are commanded to do. Whether or nor Satan sends in his forces to dissuade is not something we must fear, but accept (and go to God in prayer about). Prophecy being one such gift (see below). 1 Peter 4:10 ESV As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: Romans 12:6 ESV Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
  5. William Wagner cites four outcomes of Islam's campaign and Jihad. Here are two: 1) Christianity and Islam are at stalemate, with neither outnumbering the other. Evangelism equaling birthrates of Muslim. 2) Islam ends up conquering the World, and tries to drive us Christians into the sea (Revelation 13:7 fulfilled?).
  6. They buy enough of ours to ever boycott anything we do lol
  7. "The Iraqis include convicted murderers, rapists, burglars and drug traffickers who are either illegal immigrants or who came legally then committed crimes that make them deportable." I like how they label them as "Christians" hmmmm. ‌
  8. Re; What is heretical Quote from orig. link: "After the Reformation denominations emerged that shared a common faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ but held to different teachings on baptism, the Lord’s Supper, the sovereignty of God in salvation; the future of Israel; eschatology, and gifts of the Spirit. These doctrinal differences continue to be based on flawed understandings of the whole counsel of God’s Word."* The real question is always the same though. Is the teaching heretical? If not, then it is not against God, regarding "different teachings on baptism, the Lord's supper etc." from above. Got questions says this regarding heresay, "Second Peter 2:1 says, “There will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.” From this verse, we see that heresy is anything that denies the teaching of Jesus. In 1 Corinthians 11:19, "** End times on what is heretical I personally see 2 Peter 2:1 in the light of the 7 Churches of Revelations. For example, I see 'denying Jesus' in Catholiscism. I listened to one nun tell her story of growing up Catholic in the early part of the 20th century and that there was no Bible ever in her house. Nor did the Catholic Church teach her about Jesus Christ. Some feel the the Church of Thyatira in Rev. 2:18-29 is the Catholic Church*** because its attributes are 'good works' or "service" (Rev. 2:19). In Rev. 2:18-29 we hear that this Church has a spirit in her references as a Jezebel spirit. If you look at biblehub it references Acts 16:11-15, a story about some apostles meeting a women from Thyatira. In the next set of verses about this women's household (Acts 16:16-18), we find a women is possessed by a demon that the apostle casts out. So a confirmation that indeed this church in Revelations (Thatira) has an evil spirit in it, giving it a voice. To me this 'voice' (as the evil spirit in Acts 16 caused this women to be a medium) speaks through the Catholic Church. This particular church has always 'gone its own way' and evolved its own dictates and rules. It has a strong voice that leads God's people astray. Conclusion You can speak about an individual Church having issues, but in it's entirety, the protestant Christian Church is not heretical. However, the Catholic church is and is dealt with by God in the end. There are a few so-called protestant Churches that we can add to the list (but they have been well discussed/figured out, like the JW's). I therefore see no issue with having a variety of denominations as long as at their heart, they love, cherish and following Jesus Christ and our Lord in heaven. * ** ***
  9. Indeed, few people know that Muslims destroyed the Tomb of Christ prior to the First Crusade, "The Destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre 1009 refers to the destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, churches, synagogues, torah scrolls and other religious artifacts and buildings in and around Jerusalem, which was ordered on 28 September 1009 A.D. by the Fatmid Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, known as the "mad Caliph"[1] or "Nero of Islam." (Wikipeida). The First Crusade was launched on 1095 A.D., nearly ninety years later when the Byzantine Christians and pelegrins (pilgrims) were being assailed by Seljurk Turks.
  10. A girl kidnapped in Iraq three years ago by Islamic State group militants reunited with her Christian parents, friends, and activists involved in finding her confirmed to BosNewsLife. View the full article
  11. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has reiterated his belief that a Christian Trump appointee was unfit for a position with the federal government due to expressing his belief that Jesus is the only way to salvation. View the full article
  12. Well said Smaltz. We must not bite and devour one another, "If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other." (Galatians 5:15). As for Society of Jesus, I read in part the writings of Ignatius of Loyola who founded the Order. He was knight who after an injury in a battle decided to take religious path. He was very over conscious of his sins, something a later Monk of the Augustinian Order, Martin Luther would share. Ignatius had to battle this compulsive confessing of sins. Ignatius like the Dominicans and Franciscans wanted to preach and reach people, not just be contemplative cloister of monks.
  13. @inchrist Again, bluster and obfuscation. It doesn't matter that I copied those pages from any particular could have been CNN or EWTN...either way it takes nothing away from the truth. The syllabus of errors promulgated by Pius whatever number he was was a fact of life. Condemning the messenger, though may be popular with other Catholic apologists, unfortunately for you doesn't alter the facts contained in the message. The syllabus of errors was gross "infallible" portrayal of extreme Catholic dogma in defense of extreme restriction of religious liberty and in defense of the church's so-called God-given right to persecute all whom she, in her arrogance and self importance , deem "heretic". It was also a condemnation against any and all secular authorities who would dare claim authority over the church. The hiding of various criminals over the centuries in the Vatican or among the Swiss guards , including fraudsters (aka chairman of the Vatican Bank wanted for fraud by countless countries) , pedophiles (way too many to mention), and assassins (aka Abraham Lincoln's murderer), thus protecting their own against civil law, is arrogance in the absolute. But of course, you will no doubt defend this as being quite appropriate. Finally, my pointing out that the reformers were ex-Catholic priests, was not a defense of their wrongs, nor was it a condemnation of Catholicism per se. They shall each answer for their abuses of authority, just as everyone else will, Catholic Protestant or otherwise. I mentioned it not to lay blame on the church, but as a reasonable explanation for their behavior. They had been taught that such persecutions were entirely justifiable...they were wrong. Just as the Vatican is wrong today for not publicly and with heartfelt repentance completely eradicating all such teachings from its books. And condemning all her theologians, past and present, such as Thomas Aquinas and Augustine, for teaching it and practicing it. BTW, I am not ignorant of Catholicism as you would attempt to make out. I was a dedicated committed Catholic into my twenties. Educated throughout my young life in Catholic institutions. My rejection of Catholicism today is not based on what you folk like to claim ignorance of Catholc culture and/or Protestant bias.
  14. Calvinism: You pray so that they discover they are chosen. Arminianism: You pray that by their free will they will fully consider the Gospel and believe (but they still get to chose, the praying is to help their hearts be open, a hardened heart isn't free will either). Scripture: Romans 10:1 - Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 1 Timothy 2:1-6 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men. Calvinism Contradicted: 1 Timothy 2:4 - Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 2 Peter 3:9 - The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Luke 19:10 - For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," (Matthew 28:19) "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14)
  15. In Aus, anything that black on the barbie is called burnt!! Once was a chook!
  16. A federal court halted the deportation of more than 100 Chaldean Christians that Homeland Security had been poised to send back to their home in Iraq, as a judge dealt yet another blow to President Trump's immigration plans. View the full article
  17. Iran's massive funding of terrorist groups that endanger Israel was exposed in shocking detail by IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj.- Gen. Hertzi Halevi on Wednesday. View the full article
  18. (Worthy News) - Israeli lawmakers expressed serious concern Wednesday over Turkey's concerted effort to position itself as a Muslim power on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Israel Hayom reported Wednesday that Ankara has been funneling millions of dollars to the eastern section of the city, mostly via the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, known as TIKA. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an avid supporter of TIKA's activities and encourages the organization through speeches decrying Israeli control in Jerusalem, which he sees as "an insult." Since 2004 TIKA has funded 63 projects in east Jerusalem to the tune of millions of dollars, under the guise of "protection and strengthening of Jerusalem's Muslim heritage and character." [ Source ] View the full article
  19. Russia wants to increase cooperation with Israel regarding Syria, and would like Jerusalem to use any influence it has to get opposition groups there to lay down arms and enter negotiations, Konstantin Kosachev, a senior Russian parliamentarian, told The Jerusalem Post. View the full article
  20. Although PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly made gestures that might indicate an end to PA support for terrorist prisoners and their families, a new report indicates that the gestures are merely a pretext to garner favor with the US, and that the payments will continue in more roundabout ways. View the full article
  21. I am going to celebrate 500th Anniversary. To me what Luther achieved was same spirit Jesus had when he cleared the Temple. Jesus entered the Temple and found House of Prayer had become a house of profit, and he cleared it out. Luther in same way came against the Indulgence System of purchasing salvation and the merit of saints. This is only one example of Luther's contribution, had he only translated the New Testament into German we would have heard of him. But I think we should celebrate the Scriptures becoming available, the break from the Bablyonian Captivity, and the Gospel being set free.
  22. What? Arizona is not on the list??? They boycotted us for years over our immigration laws. But it wasnt serious enough to refuse to buy our extra electricity.
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  25. There was a wound once in a gentle heart,
    Whence all life’s sweetness seemed to ebb and die;
    And love’s confiding changed to bitter smart,
    While slow, sad years went by.

    “Yet as they passed, unseen an angel stole
    And laid a balm of healing on the pain,
    Till love grew purer in the heart made whole,
    And peace came back again.

    -Streams in the desert

  26. Just so you know, I rather enjoy the longer posts when there is scripture in them.
  27. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as 'a good start'. View the full article
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