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  1. Photographers' Lounge (and more)

    Theo has a blondish color and very small "mask." Oliver has a dark mask. But it's how they interact with us and others. Arthur is very afraid of us, Oliver and Theo come to the door and take the food from our hands. Theo climbs on the banister, but Oliver "attacks" from under the stairs. If you watch animals enough, you really get a sense of their personality. Any we can count the rings in their tails. Oliver had thick light color bands and Theo has thin light color bands. Theo has 4 rings and Oliver has 6. I don't see much of Arthur to really know much about him. Theo isn't so smart and Oliver is the typical thief. I have a video of him snatching Theo's food from under the steps. It's so funny!
  2. Photographers' Lounge (and more)

    Yep and we have an Arthur and an Oliver although I think Arthur is really Athena but it's hard to tell.
  3. Photographers' Lounge (and more)

    So Theo came back and I have a better photo of him. He's quite the beggar. And who can resist that face!?
  4. God delights in my suffering

    You are what YOU think. Pro 23:7a "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:..." You're just fulfilling your own prophecy. Jesus died for YOU. If you believed the word of God as much as your own thoughts, you'd be prosperous beyond measure. Romans 8:32 (KJV) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
  5. Is the bible to be taken literally?

    I'm a literalist. The issue is that the translators change the meaning of the original. Now, in Hebrew, there is a LOT of leeway when it comes to translating. In other words, Hebrew words speak to themes, not literal meaning. Still, themes do not change the narrative, so the Exodus, Sodom and Gomorrah happened - literally. You're not going to escape the message by dismissing it as poetry or interpret liberally. Sin is sin, and it leads to death.
  6. Why did Jesus cry out, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?

    The term 'dogs' was used by the Jews to refer to Gentiles (cf. Matt. 15:21-28). His heart has melted within Him (v. 14). During the crucifixion process, the blood loss causes the heart to beat harder and harder and become extremely fatigued. Dehydration occurs (v. 15). Verses 16b-18 speak of piercing His hands and feet and dividing his clothing by casting lots. This is exactly what happen as described in Matt. 27:35. Psalm 22 was written about 600 years before Christ was born. At that time, crucifixion had not yet been invented. Actually, the Phoenicians developed it and Rome borrowed the agonizing means of execution from them. So, when Rome ruled over Israel, it became the Roman means of capital punishment imposed upon the Jews whose biblical means of execution was stoning. Nevertheless, Jesus is pointing to the scriptures to substantiate His messianic mission. A further comment 2 Cor. 5:21 says, "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." It is possible that at some moment on the cross, when Jesus became sin on our behalf, that God the Father, in a sense, turned His back upon the Son. It says in Hab. 1:13 that God is too pure to look upon evil. Therefore, it is possible that when Jesus bore our sins in His body on the cross (1 Pet. 2:24), that the Father, spiritually, turned away. At that time, the Son may have cried out. One thing is for sure. We have no capacity to appreciate the utterly horrific experience of having the sins of the world put upon the Lord Jesus as He hung, in excruciating pain, from that cross. The physical pain was immense. The spiritual one must have been even greater. That shows us clearly how much God loves us. Why did Jesus say, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" "Why did Jesus say, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46). This cry is a fulfillment of Psalm 22:1, one of many parallels between that psalm and the specific events of the crucifixion. It has been difficult to understand in what sense Jesus was “forsaken” by God. It is certain that God approved His work. It is certain that He was innocent. He had done nothing to forfeit the favor of God. As His own Son - holy, harmless, undefiled, and obedient - God still loved Him. In none of these senses could God have forsaken Him. However, Isaiah tells us that “he bore our griefs and carried our sorrows; that he was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities; that the chastisement of our peace was laid upon him; that by his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:4-5). He redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us (Galatians 3:13). He was made a sin-offering, and He died in our place, on our account, that He might bring us near to God. It was this, doubtless, which caused His intense sufferings. It was the manifestation of God’s hatred of sin, in some way which He has not explained, that Jesus experienced in that terrible hour. It was suffering endured by Him that was due to us, and suffering by which, and by which alone, we can be saved from eternal death. In those awful moments, Jesus was expressing His feelings of abandonment as God placed the sins of the world on Him – and because of that had to “turn away” from Jesus. As Jesus was feeling that weight of sin, He was experiencing separation from God for the only time in all of eternity. It was at this time that 2 Corinthians 5:21 occurred, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” Jesus became sin for us, so He felt the loneliness and abandonment that sin always produces, except that in His case, it was not His sin – it was ours. Recommended Resource: Jesus: The Greatest Life of All by Charles Swindoll. God Bless Actually, the chapter and verse numbers didn't exist and the way they spoke of something was to just quote it. If you wanted them to read the chapter, you quoted the first verse only. All of Psa 22 spoke of Him on the cross including all that they did to Him. He was saying, "Look at all the prophecies you deny Me, look what the scriptures say!" The devil has taught men that the Father forsook Jesus and hence the cry. The Father never left Jesus, nor shall they leave us.
  7. 1965 Prophet

  8. A German study shows too that men that habitually watch porn have less brain matter, https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/1874574 The study asks if this is a cause and effect, of the reverse. It is speculative that the industry makes upwards of $4 billion/year, https://www.forbes.com/2001/05/25/0524porn.html#44828b167984 Either way, it is Spiritual battle of the mind because the word of God says so: Ephesians 4:17-19 (KJV) This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness [unbridled lust, excess], to work all uncleanness [the impurity of lustful, luxurious, profligate living] with greediness. Here is a good page on the subject... I have NOT watched the video: https://www.gotquestions.org/pornography-Bible.html
  9. post something random

    Mistakes are only proof you're trying.
  10. post something random

    If you think you're too small to make a difference, think of a mosquito when you're trying to go to sleep.
  11. How do you know which church to go to?

    You can only get the right information from God. Ask Him where you should go to attend fellowship. I don't go to church, I am the church.
  12. All of us automatically saved because of Christ's passion?

    The word of God says that sin came by one man, Adam, and that sin was conquered by one Man, Jesus, in the flesh. Jesus accomplished that which Adam could not, live sinless. So I asked God why was it that we all inherited sin from Adam why we couldn't automatically inherit grace from what Jesus did, being the greater Man. The reply I got was that Adam usurped God's authority. By doing what he thought was right, Adam was replying to God that he knew better than God. Adam chose death over life. That same choice is given to every human. It is only through that choice to say "God's will be done" and choosing life will one see eternal life THROUGH Jesus, a gift of grace, not of their own actions. In other words, we have to do it God's way or we die in our sins and go to hell, by choice.
  13. Super Blue Blood moon eclipse coming on Jauary 31st

    I'm afraid to ask why... Ever day belongs to God and this happens on schedule. Today is the New Year for Trees from the Mishna. Otherwise, it was just the 15th of Shevat.
  14. Super Blue Blood moon eclipse coming on Jauary 31st

    I heard the last one was 150 years ago.
  15. Why were the Elect not raptured

    It's anybody's guess as to how prophecy pans out since the Lord didn't see fit to give us all the events in chronological order. As I see it, and it's just my thoughts, the rapture happens, the antichrist rises, the 144,000 get saved by our work spreading the gospel and the Holy Spirit pouring out on them. It is they who are the "elect" for which the days will be shortened. Since there are two sets of 1260 days that brings us to the 7 years spoken of by Daniel. The days are shortened by a third sometime after the Two Witnesses are killed, raised again from the dead and raptured. This means a full rotation will be only 16 hours long, not 24, Revelation 8:12. Since "day" and "night" are units of time, since they're cut by 1/3, the earth's rotation will be sped up since the two asteroids hit from west to east (since the earth spins in a counterclockwise fashion). Just my thoughts.