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    Jephthah's daughter.

    I realize that many are used to thinking that Jephthah's daughter was a burnt offering, but that is a mistranslation of the Hebrew word 'olah, which literally means "rising" and can refer to a burnt offering, but not necessarily. There were human sacrifices in the Old Testament, namely "wave offerings." But they did not involve killing anyone. "I beseech you . . . a living sacrifice" in the New Testament. Study it closer and see if you agree that the text does not imply that the daughter was killed, but rather made like a nun who never married.
  2. Kwik asks: "Can somebody please tell me what is so funny?' Explaining a joke ruins it. I didn't realize that it was hard to find the NEB (1970) on the internet. It must have fallen out of use because it was revised. The joke is not primarily that it uses the old English word for donkey, ass. Here is the verse: When she came to him, he incited her to ask her father for a piece of land. As she sat on the ass, she _____ ____, and Caleb said, ‘What did you mean by that?’ The New English Bible (New York: Oxford University Press; Cambridge University Press, 1970), Jdg 1:14. Logan above in the thread already gave you the 2 missing words above; they are listed in the Wikipedia article on the New English Bible and at http://brandplucked.webs.com/bookofjudges.htm
  3. The NET is not the New English Bible (1970). Judges 1:14 NEB may be the most outrageous translation ever made, aside from those done to promote heresy as by cults.
  4. Does anyone think that "sanctions" will accomplish any good? Last I knew, Europe seemed dependent on Russia's natural gas. Does it really make any sense to attack individuals who are in Putin's circle?
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    WN: US Gains 288k Jobs, Most in Two Years - CBN News

    I really would like someone to explain what "gaining jobs" means. I don't recall hearing that phrase before our current president. Does it mean that there were 228k jobs added more than jobs lost? Or could they say that 228K jobs were gained when 500K were lost? I think it would be much more meaningful to know what percent of the population aged 18-66 is employed. And if you subtract the employed from the same population, you do not get what they are putting out as the unemployment figure. I think the media has a conspiracy to deceive the people.
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    How are we to treat non Christians ?

    "And he went out and wept bitterly." Yes, Peter sinned, but let's consider what the Lord said about Peter's coming problems: Luke 22: "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat: but I made supplication for you that your faith fail not; and do you, when once you have turned again, establish your brethren." So Peter had faith before the denial. And whosoever believes has everlasting life, is born again.
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    WN: Jews Preparing to Evacuate Ukraine - WND

    It has seemed to me for some time that the Lord has been doing various things to force Israel to return to the land.
  8. It has seemed to me that apologizing for remarks just validates those who disparage the public figure who made them.
  9. The Ephesian Church had that problem when Rev was written. Note how Paul prayed for them on the same subject in Ephesians 3. There the human responsibilty is fulfilled by faith (Christ dwells in the heart by faith). We love Him because He first loved us. How about reading and marking the God-loves-us passages & meditating on them: The love of Christ constrains us.
  10. Of course; they consider part of Russia, and there is no one willing to fight them over it.
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    Amen and welcome
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    Is it just me...

    It is good to be reminded to thank the Lord in our prayers
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    Muslim fatwa permits incest in Syria

    Oakwood observed: "The cleric issued his fatwa" I don't know who issues the fatwas in England; I don't think the Queen is allowed to do that any longer. But in the USA it is our SCOTUS that issues the fatwas (Supreme Court). Now consider the outrageous fatwas issued here, going back to Rowe v Wade. And the courts have been fat with their fatwas since, even promoting social revolution in morality.
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    Do we have an appointed time of death?

    The thread: "I do not believe that these things are pre-determined. They are known. "That's what I believe. They are known, not predestined. because that means that the cancer epidemic in the USA and other countries was planned by God. "Same here." How do you handle all the passages in the Bible that use the vocabulary like predestine, predestined, predestinated, elect, chosen, called, His purpose which vocabulary is used a significant number of times -- or have you examined the passaged?
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    Do we have an appointed time of death?

    Fez asked: "Why bother to pray at all" Methinks the standard answer is that God not only predestines outcomes, but also their means. Fez apparently rejects the concept of predestination, saying: "not predestined." Predestination is no doubt a revolting and outrageous idea for many. But what will you do with all the scripture on the subject and on election? There is a lot on it in the Bible. Have you done a concordance check of such passages? Ephesians 1 and Romans 9 come to mind at once. Here is Romans 9, a passage that a man who believed in predestination stuck under my nose when I was an unsaved youth, a passage which helped lead me to trust Christ as Savior: "10 And not only so; but Rebekah also having conceived by one, even by our father Isaac— 11 for the children being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls, 12 it was said to her, The elder shall serve the younger. 13 Even as it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated. 14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Let it not be so. 15 For he says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion. 16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God that has mercy. 17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh, For this very purpose did I raise you up, that I might show in you my power, and that my name might be published abroad in all the earth. 18 So then he has mercy on whom he will, and whom he will be hardens. 19 You wilt say then unto me, Why does he still find fault? For who withstands his will? 20 Nay but, O man, who are you that replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst you make me thus? 21 Or has not the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel to honor, and another to dishonor? 22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath fitted unto destruction: 23 and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared to glory, 24 even us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles? "