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Omegaman 3.0

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  • Birthday 11/05/1951

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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. I just read, or rather listened to, 1 Cor 10. It has been a long time since I have considered that chapter as a whole, and not just a few isolated verses. There is really a lot there, quite rich. Might make a good thing to discuss aspects of it here, if anyone actually sees these posts! I will be (or I plan to be) bringing it up in my two home fellowships, tomorrow and the next day.
  2. After watching the 5 minute commercial for Joel Osteen, the Youtube window, offered a video called Joel Osteen, Apostle of Satan. Har not to notice the irony there!
  3. I was born in 1951, so no, I am not THAT old. I do recall, having to know how to hand signal, but I do not recall cars that hand no turn signals on them. I am old enough however, that I can recall seeing an occasional trafficator!
  4. Well, I recognize my own writing there, I am the "Guest"! During one of the times that Worthy had a serve failure, or something, all of my threads and posts, lost the name of the author (me). It was interesting though, to run across this old post, and notice that it was in 2011. So, an update seems in order. My heart changed a bit over time, and that cat is still with me, his name is Underfoot, and he has been allowed into the house, thought he still prefers to spend a lot of time outdoors. Most nights, he sleeps om my lap or chest, or alongside me. He was not initially a lap cat, but my wife wanted a lap cat, lol. I trained him into being a lap cat, and now I am paying the price for that, lol. Underfoot, on a recent hunting expedition My wife died in June of 2014, but Underfoot and I are still kicking. We have had a few other cats, but now it is just myself, Underfoot, and MuChi. Muchi was another cat, a short haired tuxedo cat. who was not people friendly at the time. I eventually convinced her, that I was ok, and though she was phobic of people at the time, has come to accept me. These days, she lives in the house, and rarely goes outside - her choice. Obviously, I relented on my stance of "no cats in the house". I am likely allergic to cats, so that was a bit of a sacrifice, to take cats into my life. As I said, I am somewhat of an animal lover, so, I have compassion for the down trodden of some species. However, it was not the compassion for animals that lead to me accepting cats into the home, it was the love for my wife, who really liked cats more than I did. Now, I did do as I said I was planning, I built a small "home" for him out of styrofoam (for insulation), covered in stucco, lined with carpet, with a thermostatically controlled heated floor. It had a cat door on the outside, so he could go in and out as he pleased, and it would keep the weather out, so he could be warm and dry. I put water and food inside, so he got used to going inside, but he never used it as any sort of shelter, or hideaway. The cat door was tinted plastic, so he could see out. Basically, it was a waste of time, and materials. Maybe he was smart enough, to figure out, that if he did not use it, I would take pity on him and let him in. That is, in fact, what happened, since I could not stand to see him living outside when it was 20 degrees F outside, or pouring rain. What he does do though, is go to the back porch, in in-climate weather, were he has adopted the top shelf of a metal rack, that has a blanket on it, and it under the cover or a balcony above, so he is out of the rain, and in the shade, since sun can be brutal here in the desert. The wind in that location, is also reduced compaired to most places on the property. I do not know how old he is, he was an adult when he came to us. His age is starting to show a bit, and now it is a race to see which one of us dies first. However, he still seems to me in good health. One thing that (I think) has not changed, is my attitude about what I would spend on him, I figure if I ever took him to the vet for something, $100 is probably my limit, beyond that, I consider him "totaled".
  5. OKAY, the thread has been locked, it has become something that has merely degenerated into a war, where a few people are attempting you use scripture in a way, that seems to be more about ego and proving the other person wrong, that really edifying anyone. It has stopped being productive, and is only repetitive, with out adding substance. There are 5 pages here, as I am looking at the thread, that have dragged it down into this mess. Now I may go back, and see if there are posts, that would be better of, if they were not here at all. I would point out though, what should be obvious - that to merely say "Jesus is Lord", does not prove anything. It is not a magic incantation that gets one into the Salvation Club. The context of 1 Corinthians 12, is spiritual gifts, and in that regard, it addresses the source of utterances. Some things, like "Jesus is Lord", can be pronounced by a person with the Spirit of God, in such a case, the utterance will be sincere. In other words, such a person is confessing, agreeing in sincerity, that Jesus is the master, to which the person is admitting submission. Anyone can say "Jesus is Lord". I am certain if you ask a person if they can say "Jesus is Lord", most anyone can do so, even a parrot can do that. Only a person with the Spirit of God, can say it AND mean that Jesus is Lord and by implication of the word "Lord", their master. Now please friends, let's not fall into the trap, and become pawns of Satan's schemes by dividing over who is saved, and who isn't, and by what means. It is not unimportant, but when we get into this quarrels, we have put our focus, onto the mechanics of salvation, instead of where the focus belongs, and that is upon the Savior Himself.
  6. What a great topic, this is something we have decided to do every week at one of the home church groups I attend. Our model is: 1 Cor 14:26: "What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up." I hope this thread will have people thinking, about what they can share with us, and perhaps also, give us ideas that we can share with others in our real world lives.
  7. Yes turtletwo, indeed it is about the lost, and our responsibility to proclaim the gospel to every creature, as Jesus has charged us with, and as we shall do, if we are His good servants, being about our master's business, while He is away.
  8. Thanks Amanda, I am glad to see that you get the main thrust of the post. Much ot what you mentions in your reply is about the beginning, about my Post-It notes methodology, lol, which I used to try to discern what God has revealed to us about end times chronology. That method was helpful to me to be sure, but mind you that back in that day that I did this, there was no public Internet, and computer Bible programs were expensive, rare, slow, and not very sophisticated. Hard drives we small, slow and expensive also and in fact very few people even had personal computers yet. Operating systems most often did not even support a mouse, and copy-paste, drag and drop were not yet facts of life. While the Post-It method was functional, it was not very efficient. For these reasons, I would not recommend the Post-It note methodology for large studies like I did on eschatology. That 4 foot by 8 foot surface, took up a lot of space in our small house. For something less ambitious, it might work fine. The main advantage to is for me, was that since I was not just collecting notes and verses on end-times events, but was also trying to sort them into chronological order, it allowed me to move the notes around, as new discoveries came to light. If I were to attempt to do that project again today, I would probably do it on a computer, with a way to reorder the events as I discovered there sequences. In fact, I have considered doing that exercise, but I have so many other projects, that I have put it off, and will likely never get around to it. One thing I might do though, is to regather the verses themselves, so that others can arrange them in the order, that the revelation of sequences in the Bible demand. However, the title of this topic in my blog, is "Things Which are Needfull"! That title, points out, what the blog post is really about. Regardless of how eschatological events unfold, all of us have limited time on earth. The Great commission is not to go into all the world to convince them our our pet theological positions about disputable, secondary doctrine, it is about going into all the world to give the good news of the gospel. There is everything to be gained or lost in eternity, by understanding who Jesus is, what He did and how we can benefit eternally from yielding to His rightful place as Lord of our lives. I hoped and continue to hope that that is what people take away from this blog topic. Thank you for reading it, and for your comments.
  9. Hi lynlinnet, Welcome to Worthy Your first post here is pretty good I think. Now that you have made it, you should know that the purpose of this part of the forums, is designed to be for introducing yourself, and welcoming others. Of course, as others welcome you, if is fine (and even a good idea) to reply back. That is not mandatory, but it is a good and easy way to get you post count up, and that opens up other areas of the forums, which you may then participate in. See you around!
  10. I have just rediscovered that I wrote this, and I am blessed that you people read it, and took it the right way. I do not mean to judge anyone, for having shortcomings like mine, but to encourage them to be more active in demonstrating our love for our Savior, and the people He died to save. Thank you all, for your encouraging words!
  11. Hi HiRockWater777, thank you for your reply. Of course I am not saying that the Triniy is wrong etc. and that is not my argument nor point. For example, the word trinity is missing, but the concept is not. There is only one God, is a Bible truth. There is a person, known as the Father, that is said to be God, that is a Bible truth. There is a person, called the Word, and the Son, and Jesus, and that person is said to be God. There is the Holy Spirit, who is also said to be God, and is also a person. If there is only one God, and there are three persons who are God, there are a couple possible options from that, if these ideas are not to contradict themselves. One is, that these three persons, are not really separate, but are merely different names for God, or they are different modes that God operates in. However, we see times in the Bible, where these persons speak to each other, etc, so we know they are distinct. To me, that leaves one option, the three persons are the one God, what we call the Trinity. With those 13 points I made about ideas that are not contained in scripture, well, they are just not from scripture, whereas the trinity is. The Trinity is not being constructed to support a theology, the theology of the trinity, is directly evidenced from the scripture. Those 13 things, are ideas that some people hold, which are NOT contained in the scriptures, but scriptures are appealed to to try to manufacture support for an idea, that while it may be appealing, does not come from scripture, but from those who invented or who have come to follow the ideas, independent of scriptural evidence. I am not saying that they are necessarily wrong, or that I can prove that they are wrong, I am just noting the fact, that they do not arise out of scripture, they are just inferred by some.
  12. Sure, it exists! It is a work written by a Satan worshipping group dedicated to Lucifer, but not written by him. Is nothing of interest to those who love God.
  13. Following is Part 2 of Walter Martin's "Baptism of Boldness". If you did not see Part 1, it is here! I apologize that part 2 end abruptly, in incompletely, but that is how it is, still, you will get the point of his message.
  14. I was saved in 1979 and soon after, I was attending an adult Sunday School class at Melodyland in Anaheim, CA, taught by Walter Martin. I had been doing some Bible study on my own on the topic of being filled with the Spirit. In that, I had noticed that the idea of "boldness" was very frequently associated with Spirit filling. I was very privileged to hear Dr. Martin speak to how boldness can be used in our lives as Christian. I really miss this man, but really was blessed to watch him speak passionately again in this video, about things the should matter to Christians who love the people for whom Christ died! This is Part 1, Part 2 will follow in a separate post in this thread.
  15. I happen to believe, that Christian1s are not appointed unto wrath. What then? But to obtain salvation The verse that states this is 1 Thess 5:9 This fits in well, with verses that say true Christians, those who are the elect (chosen of God) will be preserved and not lost, no one can take us out of the Father's hand etc. Now, those who take the mark, ARE appointed unto wrath, they will not see salvation. Therefore, they are not real Christians, they will not be fooled, nor give in or fall for the mark, God will not allow it. Satan had his seal, his mark, but God seals believers for salvation, they are His, forever! There are many, many New Testament warnings to watch and be ready, for the things that are coming, Some say to watch for the abomination of desolation, or the man of sin, etc, in the middle to Daniel's 70th week, that some (not I) refer to as the great tribulation. Even Paul, in addressing the people who were told that we are not appointed unto wrath, said to them, that Christians are different than other. Some people are in the dark, others are in the light. Jesus does not come like a theif for those in the light, they are expecting Him watching: 2For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. Same chapter as before. (1 Thess 5) He also tells them that they will not be caught up, before those who are dead, and go to be with Christ at his coming. Also of interest: 4Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended). This is the first resurrection. Rev 20 So yet again, the indication of scripture, is not one of a pre-trib rapture, but that is a different topic!
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