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Omegaman 3.0

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About Omegaman 3.0

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  • Birthday 11/05/1951

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    Antipode of Burckle Crater
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    Sailing on dry land, photography, artistic painting, decorative concrete, craftmanship in all things, things with motors, working with my hands, Worthy Ministries, the church I attend, my friends and family, the church universal, Bible study, fossils, marine aquariums, computers, building websites, politics a little, but especially my Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, Creator of the universe. These are a few of my favorite things. I enjoy free will, and what I believe about it is:

    You are free to choose to do what you want to do,
    but you are not free to choose what it is, that you want to do,
    nor are you necessarily able, to do what you choose to do!

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  1. Aimes, your stunt got me to look, but I am not taking the bait!
  2. Luther, the anti-Semite? I was in chat here the other night, and someone mentioned that Luther was an anti-Semite. I semi agreed with him, but pointed out that he was not at all so in the early reformation, but seemed to grow that way later. I should have brought more substance and balance to that thought, but chat goes by too quickly to elaborate on details at times. I noticed this thread here just now, and thought maybe the principles that I would like to have included in chat, I could elaborate on here, to a degree they relate to the OP. To wit: In Luther's time in Europe, there was a bias against Jews in general, yet Luther went against that culture, desiring to bring Jews into relationship with their Messiah. As the reformation went on, he was realizing that Jews were not responding to the gospel, they were rejecting Jesus. Luther got on their case about that, thinking that if Jews really wanted to reject their Messiah, and choose to go to Hell, who was he to stand in their way? He thought that made them blasphemers, and I do not see that he was not correct in the assessment. To reject Jesus, is to reject God. To reject Jesus, is to not believe their God who promised a Messiah, and described Him as being born in Bethlehem of a virgin, a teacher using parables, and performing miracles, who would be hung on a cross and die for the sins of many. Not only that, He would rise again after three days, does that remind us of anyone? To be oblivious to these facts shows hearts that are hardened toward God. So, was Luther hard on Jews, yeah he was. He called them detestable liars, but he tried desperately to convert them, to let them understand their peril, and embrace the truth. I do not think that makes him anti-Semitic. He was not against them as a race, he was against their anti-christ religion. He was just as hard on those who followed the Pope, on the Anabaptists, on nominal Christians who did not practice what they preached. It is probably safe to say, that He was not as loving as he could have been, and was quite a bit too vocal in his zeal, but probably he was frustrated by the way Jews rejected to a large degree, their own Messiah, when it seemed as though they should be the first to recognize and embrace Him. There is a large difference between antisemitism where a man (Hitler) sought to exclude Jews and destroy them, and what Luther did, trying to include Jews and bring them benefits. The first was racial, the last was theological. Jews could not choose their ethnicity, but Luther likely saw what the Jews did religiously, as a choice they made to reject Jesus. It might even be that Luther noted that Jesus was harsh on the Jews of His day, those of His own ethnicity who claimed to worship God, yet rejected Him after proving Himself to be the Messiah. Since His death and resurrection, His identity is further established. Jesus told the Jewish leaders of His day that they we in spiritual peril. He said it would be easier on some cities noted for their sin, than for some of them that He preached to and who rejected Him: 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.” Was Jesus being anti-Semitic, or was he just being painfully direct?
  3. Hi Equippers, I am seeing this on Thursday, and Thursday and Friday are busy days for me, hopefully I can respond to this on Saturday. Thanks.
  4. The view from my computer desk. after sunset. It is a little blurry (the 4 second open shutter will do that to you without a tripod), but you get the idea. Most of the lights are a few miles away (I'd guess 2 to 10), and the shimmer a little from the thermal distortions of the air between they and I. Maybe I will find a tripod and try to get a sharper image some night.
  5. Hi Equippers, would you like to develop that more thoroughly? What specifically are you referring to in Hebrews 6 and 10, and what do you thing the verses you have in mind are saying or implying? We can look at that, but I suggest that whatever we think is being said there, it needs to be understood in a way that does not contradict other passages, else-wise we know that we got something wrong somewhere, unless the Bible contradicts itself, right?
  6. Welcome to Worthy Samantha Judith, I hope you find your time here rewarding, and meet a few new friends, I have no doubts that people will be praying for you, myself included.
  7. I feel kind of badly, having started this club, and then contributing almost nothing to it. I planned to do more in that respect, but find I do not spend my time making things as I once did. However, I will try to do more (at least that is my intention) but I had really hoped that there would be more people here showing us what they have made, than there are so far. I plan to pick up my candlestick holders (concrete) on of these days and finish them. For now, I will show my latest painting. This is not a how to, though I may do that one of these days, but it does have a couple of steps mentioned. Thanks for looking!
  8. Finished this today, 11/5/19. Might have some photos of part of the process from earlier, I will try to add later, for now: Here is the start, I think I have more somewhere, if so, will add!: Hmm. I guess I did not document this one very well, that, or I do not know where the files are. I have the following, and one of it almost finished: I will add the almost finished one another day. I am sorry this is such a crumby club, lol, I was hoping for more contributions of things from worthy people, still hoping to see that! Decided to add some closeups of sections of the finished painting, just so you can see that they are not a photographic looking as they appear from a distance:
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