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  1. Which one is better to buy, Apple or PC

    Is that a derivative of UNIX?
  2. Which one is better to buy, Apple or PC

    I did a few restore tricks and got it to come back up but the hard drive is damaged and gave errors, so its just a matter of time....
  3. The Sabbath ???

  4. My HP Desktop got hit with a virus, and I want to buy a new one, is it better to get a Apple to avoid the viruses?
  5. The Sabbath ???

    So is following the commandments 'Legalism'?
  6. Well, what does it show in the written Word of God: Genesis 2King James Version (KJV) 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. The Sabbath was made at Creating and scripture shows God blessed and sanctified the seventh day: The Hebrew word translated "sanctified" in Genesis 2:3 and "hallowed" in Exodus 20:11 is qadash, meaning "to hallow, to pronounce holy, to consecrate, to set apart for holy use." So we see God was setting aside the Sabbath as holy time. Is it logical to believe that God first created man, then the Sabbath, and then failed to mention to them that the seventh day was holy time? Mark 2:27King James Version (KJV) 27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: In this verse, Jesus says: "The Sabbath was made for man." The Greek has an article before "man," so it could be rendered, "The Sabbath was made for the man." So when was man first on earth, at Creation, when Adam was create, so do you think God would hide the Sabbath He made for man from Adam? Would God would make the Sabbath for man and then keep it from him for over 2000 years until Moses, of course not. The very fact that the seven-day week existed, is good evidence the Sabbath also existed. Genesis 4:2-4King James Version (KJV) 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: The words "in process of time" are translated from the Hebrew mikkets yamim, meaning "at the end of the days." This can only be telling us that on the Sabbath, Cain and Abel, with the rest of Adam's family, gathered to worship God.
  7. What is the temperature outside...

    You mean all the pain doesn't disappear and its not all golf and play in retirement, ouch, looks like I'll just keep working...:0)
  8. The Sabbath ???

    So is it ok to ignore the law and commit adultery, and kill and steal.
  9. What do Seventh-Day Adventist believe.

    We can look at history and it shows us what was happening. As the bishop of Rome allowed and supported the festival of Sunday in the church, he gained more converts in his area and his influence grew, and later many people naturally looked to Rome as they had during the Empire as the center of authority. So the bishop of Rome began to take on powers that he was not given, and used Easter as a tool to bring more pagans into the church, but instead of having them shed their pagan ways and ceremonies, it allow them into the church. This opened the door to the ancient pagan festival and then the pagan solstice celebrations were brought in and given a Christian cover so pagans could join and continue as they had during the Empire. The pagan festival or Spring Equinox festival thus was 'Christianized' and along with pagan religious rituals and other trappings which can be traced back Babylon paganism. The Babylonian kings served as both king and priest of the pagan Babylonian Mystery religion, As priests, they bore the title "Pontifex Maximus" or "Supreme Pontiff,". When Medo-Persia conquered Babylon, the Babylonian pagan religion was continued but after a falling out, the priests of Babylon were driven out of Medo-Persia, and established themselves at Pergamum. They took their rites and rituals and basically set up there as priest-kings of Babylonian paganism. This went on till the king of Pergamum Attalus III, bequeathed his title to the emperor of Rome in 133 BC and the kingdom of Pergamum merged with the Roman Empire along with the rites and rituals and idol worship and the title "Pontifex Maximus". We can read what the Bible calls Satan throne at Pergamum: Revelation 2:12-14King James Version (KJV) 12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. The Roman Emperor Gratian refused the title, and so in the year 431 AD, the title was taken over by the bishop of Rome. By this time, the Roman bishops had picked up much power and influence, and so Bishop Damasus was elected Pontifex Maximus, and converted the pagan temples of Rome into Christian churches and introduced the 'ancient tradition' of worship from the one in Babylon with its rites and rituals and pagan sacraments. He replaced all the Christian elders with pagan priests and continued the practice of the pagan Babylonian Mystery religion and began its spread to all areas of the old Roman Empire. We can see what Wikipedia has to explain it: "The College of Pontiffs (Latin: Collegium Pontificum; see collegium) was a body of the ancient Roman state whose members were the highest-ranking priests of the state religion. The college consisted of the Pontifex Maximus and the other pontifices, the Rex Sacrorum, the fifteen flamens, and the Vestals.[1] The College of Pontiffs was one of the four major priestly colleges, originally their responsibility was limited to supervising both public and private sacrifices, but as time passed their responsibilities increased.. The pontifex maximus was the most important member of the college. Until 104 BC, the pontifex maximus held the sole power in appointing members to the other priesthoods in the college. The flamens were priests in charge of fifteen official cults of Roman religion, each assigned to a particular god. The three major flamens (flamines maiores) were the Flamen Dialis, the high priest of Jupiter; the Flamen Martialis, who cultivated Mars; and the Flamen Quirinalis, devoted to Quirinus. The deities cultivated by the twelve flamines minores were Carmenta, Ceres, Falacer, Flora, Furrina, Palatua, Pomona, Portunus, Volcanus (Vulcan), Volturnus, and two whose names are lost. The Vestal Virgins were the only female members of the college. They were in charge of guarding Rome's sacred hearth, keeping the flame burning inside the Temple of Vesta. Around age 6 to 10, girls were chosen for this position and were obligated to perform the rites and obligations, including remaining chaste, for 30 years." So the bishop of Rome basically took the Collegium Pontificum and imposed it at will and the original teachings and practices of the original Christian church as depicted in the Acts of the Apostles was set aside or subtly shifted to allow the changes to take place. The bishop of Rome soon had no other bishop held at the same level, from the patriarch of Alexandria to the one in Jerusalem and he was pushing for more converts so allowing the pagan beliefs and ceremonies to come into the church. So it was the fulfilment of prophecy that there would be a falling away from the truth given by Jesus Christ and his apostles. The 2 Thessalonians prediction regarding the "falling away" or the apostasy says, " 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. " As we see the bishop of Rome was the power that arose after the Roman Empire and slowly made changes in the church as it brought in pagan 'converts' and strove to attain greater power and authority, and at the same time bring in and retain the pagan beliefs held during the Empire which essentially can be traced back to Babylon.
  10. What do Seventh-Day Adventist believe.

    That is how all Christians should be, looking for "thus saith the Lord" rather than 'tradition' or changes made by man who then claim they have the 'authority' to do so...
  11. The Law is like gravity, it is there no matter what man tries to do or say to try to get around it.
  12. What do Seventh-Day Adventist believe.

    The British gave promises, and we see how that turned out...
  13. What is the temperature outside...

    You know its bad when you think of renting, that's when you really feel the arthritis and bad back coming on. Its 50 outside and I got to get up and work, retirement/renting cant be all bad....
  14. What do Seventh-Day Adventist believe.

    Well they revolted against the empire and it took parts of 12 legions to subdued them, so there was a lot of bad feelings against them..