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  1. Neighbor

    Life Decision Ahead of Me

    It makes sense. Eventually one may find God has led them to six or more career paths all very divergent, yet each building skills that God will put his servant to using for His Glory. And what a ride it is! May God bless you in all pathways ahead.
  2. Neighbor

    God is Love vs Pharaoh ???

    Hi, "we" "Is" are not words I can find I am in agreement with, I am not we. I am me. God IS not "only" love. Hippies are love. God is I Am. God is greater than love. isolated from context of being just. God will do as God wills, for He is God. His standard is perfection. He cannot abide anything that is not perfect. Yet by His will alone He has chosen to reconcile many to Him at His desire to do so. God owes none of His creation a thing. He is not compelled to love nor hate. He may do either or both at His own choosing, not by rules of man's mindset. His creation is not entitled to fairness, nor love, nor any thing that the human depraved mnd might conjure up for God to have to comply to for their sake. God is for His creation to be subject to in fear and trembling. I just cannot find it in my understanding to put God in a box and say God IS love. Without expanding on what love entails and that God in His love has reconciled the unreconcilable. For God is also Just, and a just God cannot fellowship with the unjust. He seems not to love the unjust but instead hates all that are unjust-Yet God has reconciled that too. He has made what is unjust to be just, as He wills. He has taken that which is totally depraved and made it holy as He is Holy. So to me God is not limited to bing love, nor is he limited to being just. He is Holy, and has sacrificed that which is Holy to free that which is not holy from it's just punishment the price of sin which is eternal death. God is demanding, He is not some doting uncle nor grand dad. God is merciful, God is just, there are about fifty qualities that might be stated that are all of the construct that is God. He is bigger than creation's limited definition of love. He will not be limited by man but by Himself. all that to say I see not conflict in God.
  3. Neighbor

    Maybe its time to start work again

    Okay, will do. Are you now relieved of the tension and refreshed too? If so what might you be doing to the glory of our Lord might be a question for prayerful seeking. I once was compelled to sit for a full gestation period of nine months while God prepared others for my re-entry into their lives, all to do a small service in His name. I guess the thing is to seek and to listen and to study and pray. May God bless you, keep you safe, and lead you to good places for your service to be done in His name.
  4. Neighbor

    What are the chances? World War 2 events

    There is a wonderful museum at Fredericksburg, Texas, The National Museum of the Pacific War http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org that tells a history of the Pacific theater during WWII, as one travels the exhibits there is the story of the beginning of it dating back to 1885 and England's involvement. It tells of what the English did at China and how what it did also encouraged the battles between Japan Korea and China. From what I remember of peering into the subject so long ago decades ago; as to who invented the atomic bomb, as I recall there were several, many even, projects underway at more then just the USA. The germans the Russians the Brits and the USA were all in a race to be the first to make a successful nuclear bomb. At the USA there were a small US Navy project that could be seen and recognized right in plain sight at Washington, d.c. There was a project at Chicago Illinois USA , and another at Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, and California USA. As I recall; from the historical accounts Lawrence and Oppenheimer were not the first to make the necessary heavy water, it was done under Enrico Fermi at Chicago USA where the first reactor was successful Pile-1 all under the Manhattan Project whose primary leaders were Ernst Lawrence https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Lawrence , Charles Oppenheimer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Robert_Oppenheimer , and Edward Teller https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Teller . with project facilities at California Tennessee Nevada and Arizona, all combining as well as also competing efforts in the race to be first with the bomb. As far a nationalities go there is a vast array of ethnicity involved. Including Hungarian, and Italian, and .... As to countries involved all that could afford a project were hard at it. It was a race of all powerful nations. Germany's efforts are a history of God's providence for sure as all Jewish minds were removed from the effort as part of the political purges . The start, stop, start again efforts at Germany got mixed and remixed into rocketry and slowed down the Germans effort. God is sovereign indeed.
  5. Neighbor

    Can't Afford Seminary?

    Ha I do like the morning chuckle! And yes I personally know that particular Calvinist, one of our Elders a serious son of God, he even lectures me a five pointer. He is my beloved brother in the Lord my savior Jesus, and a treasure of information for me. Again thanks for the morning posters it is funny. When you are serious let me know, and perhaps God will lead me as He leads me in all that I do and I will give you, for free too, my first lecture for your benefit in response to the errant challenges to the word by the Jacobus Arminius followers, those rascals that in their total depravity have challenged the word of God and substituted their own will freely for God's grace mercy and sovereignty over all things.
  6. Neighbor

    Are you TRULY "born-again"?

    Hi, My grandmother loved God. She read the Bible to me in a voice so garbled due to her many strokes that as a young child I could not understand her. She prayed to God that I would be saved. She died when I was still a young and "as yet unsaved" person. God is faithful and He remembers. I grew up to adulthood raised a family had a career all without God had no need of any god. I was a funeral director meeting more pastors, priests, rabbis, and leaders of religions than I can even remember. We did over two thousand funerals a year. I was not interested in the message of any gospel and that included the gospel of Jesus that I heard as many as five times a day every day except on a day off. God hears prayer and God is faithful, He answers prayer. He remembers and was has been and is faithful to answer my Grandmother's prayers. Though I resisted mightily I thought, God was more than a match. He forced me to see that He is God. God the Holy Spirit used an angel with a voice that sounded like my grandfather, who told me this is it there is no more debating to be done by you. It is now or it is done. Well that was a bit hard to turn away from, especially since it came while I was in the midst of figuring how to do myself in with a paddle bit on an electic drill figuring to push it to my ascending aorta and pull the trigger. He surprised me and got me all off track. After sitting for a long time wondering what the...?! What was all that? A man is in my garage, but the doors are closed - he talks at me - gives me an ultimatum - I recognize his voice - I turn and then he is gone. The doors are still closed. Who, what, where, how,- why? I then just went into the main part of the house and decided to have a cigarette and think it through. I also turned on the tv, nothing on so I watched a terrible gospel presentation on the tv by Fred Price. It was silly - something about people in a pit trying to fix an oil leak and how he had a white suit on and would not help because, and on and on; but finally He mentioned Jesus as Lord and savior. I said out loud to me, "if that is true I want it" And that was it. I was born again, didn't want to be, but I saw noway of resisting the Holy Spirit's work, not this side of sanity anyway. And, I got an enlistment bonus. I smoked five and a half packs of cigarettes per day, but as suddenly as I said "I want it", I was no longer a smoker. Didn't quit, couldn't, I was deeply addicted both phyically and emotionally. But, I was no longer that person. I did not smoke, I was born anew, and I was to know that as personal gift, a reminder from the Holy Spirit that He is here within. God is sovereign. God has foreknown and predestined my personal salvation. God answers prayers and promises that all things work to the good for those that love God. Ask anything of Jesus who is God and He do it.“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it." "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose". My grandmother's prayers work to good for her. She knew that. She died twenty years before I had an encounter with the angel sent to or at me. God remembers He made it so for my Grandmother had prayed. Just as God had foreknown and predestined. I had been given to Jesus as one of His flock from before the beginning. With that it didn't matter what I thought I knew nor how clever a sinner and a resister of God I may have thought I was. For those whom God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. In short- I had wanted nothing of any god. It made no difference to God. For my grandmother had prayed for me, and God answers prayer of those that love Him. Even her prayer was of God for He is sovereign, He had indeed foreknown and predestined her prayers too. Hope this post is not too garbled. I am having a bit of time with my swiss cheese vision today. Makes it hard to proof whatI type.
  7. Neighbor

    The Christian Walk Isn't Hard...

    "The Christian walk isn't hard,..." "... it is impossible without His grace. " I suppose, for it is by grace alone that it exists. But hard? Sure, it was hard incredibly hard for Saul who became known as Paul, wow how hard. For myself it has been a constant trial with deaths, illnesses, and all sorts of Job-like situations unfolding for years on end. Yet it has been the most exciting and exhilarating ride too, the likes of which perhaps cannot be grasped except by servants of our Lord Jesus. What a thrill this adventure is.
  8. Sorry, that is hard. Praying for your family to be comforted and to be a comfort to each other, even in your present situation of sorrow and grief. May God bless even as this harsh time is upon you all.
  9. I sure agree with the emotions if not the facts. Somehow though; income has to exceed expense or the numbers have to be fudged, the books cooked. And even that fails eventually. Can't just have revenue (Taxes) cut without an increase in production and total tax revenue occurring to offset it, otherwise the country just goes bankrupt faster than it was already headed towards that event yet to come. The claim is always made that the offsetting new revenue will come about and all will be well. but i don't see it happening so far. Our financial comeuppance is approaching at a geometrically increasing speed. As one man the then Fed chairman Alan Greenspan wisely said, we suffer from irrational exuberance. I think, - it is once again the appointed time for the shearing of the sheep. We are going to get clipped.
  10. The death toll to civilians not fighting the fires is probably higher in this outbreak than any other cluster of Ca. fires. 1933 took the lives of fire fighters that had no training but were put to work fighting the fires anyway. Current fires are taking lives of people how cannot flee fast enough to escape the raging flames approaching them. I happened to be in the Hollywood area the night of the Bell-Air fire of 1961. There is no way to comprehend how fast an entire hill can explode into two and three hundred foot tall flames until one has been there. I watched a flame burst occur below the observtory and then the whole hill all the way up to the observatory just ignite at once. I had no idea how tall those flames were until I saw the black outline of the observatory at Griffith Park dwarfed under those flames. It was just a terrifying sight, No way to outrun such a fire the hills act as chimneys just sucking the flames upward. I suspect the estimates of how fast the flames are moving in the CA. fires of today are just as impossible to outrun. if you are in it at best you are going to be baking hot, at worst you will be consumed-a horrible thing, so sad.
  11. Hi, There isn't an issue with MASSIVE voter fraud as much as there is the issue of politics which is dishonest by it's very nature. After Nixon lost to Kennedy the Republicans managed to withhold the count totals for rural Illinois until after Chicago finally reported their numbers, and Nixon won a second time around. Is Illinois and Chicago "fixed" today? Well yes in a sense it is. Floridah-ians knew this was coming this year. I am so surprised that the Dems did not post enough "extra" votes out of Dade-Broward from the get go to win. It is amazing how many votes they have since"found" to make the contested races close and then closer and closer. This will go on for perhaps many months. Why back in theFlorida hanging chad debacle votes were officially changed by the re-counters based upon the idea that a person would not vote the Republican ticket, while also voting for Pat Buchannan for President, - which is precisely what I did. They just threw out the ballot, or even worse in some cases they changed the presidential vote on the ballot to Republican. I was outraged, but so what it was just tough that I voted for candidate I knew could not win because I just could not vote for the Rep party candidate for that office and would not vote for a Dem. It is not the State, but the state of man that is the problem. There has been evil in the land always. I do remember as a very young teen the shenanigans that were election day in the greater Boston area. Today is nothing like the tough nasty evil that happened back then. The black muslims with their parading around with weapons today is nothing compared to the intimidation of those times. But I guess the attitude for a Christian might be what have we to do with this? We serve another, our Lord Jesus and are simply in the world and not of it.- maybe, maybe not. At any rate, have to expect and prepare for the worst in man while praising God for His mercy and for the restrainer that keeps holding back the evil that otherwise will run totally amuck.
  12. Neighbor

    Gods Children...

    Yes I remember the Apple][e, After I learned DOS along came a silly thing called Shells and I decided to go Apple only, and have had about every product they have made- well within reason. I am a bit behind the latest "stuff" now because I just don't have much need for anything more than my Mac Book Pro, and I don't really need anywhere near that much capacity, it is just a convenient to use machine, and I guess there is some ego involved too. Truth is, today I could probably get along with an old AT 286 long as I could get a few thousand floppy discs. LOL
  13. Neighbor

    God, the poet

    “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. My God is also one incredible songwriter too. Psalm 119 English Standard Version (ESV) Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet Aleph 119 [a] Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! 2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, 3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! 4 You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. 5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! 6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. 7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.[b] 8 I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me! Beth 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. 10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! 11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12 Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes! 13 With my lips I declare all the rules[c] of your mouth. 14 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. 16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. Gimel 17 Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. 18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. 19 I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me! 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your rules[d] at all times. 21 You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments. 22 Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies. 23 Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. 24 Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors. Daleth 25 My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! 26 When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes! 27 Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. 28 My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word! 29 Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law! 30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me. 31 I cling to your testimonies, O Lord; let me not be put to shame! 32 I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart![e] He 33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.[f] 34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. 35 Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. 36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! 37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. 38 Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared. 39 Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good. 40 Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life! Waw 41 Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise; 42 then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word. 43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in your rules. 44 I will keep your law continually, forever and ever, 45 and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts. 46 I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame, 47 for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love. 48 I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes. Zayin 49 Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. 51 The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law. 52 When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord. 53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law. 54 Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning. 55 I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law. 56 This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts. Heth 57 The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words. 58 I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. 59 When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; 60 I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments. 61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law. 62 At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules. 63 I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts. 64 The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes! Teth 65 You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word. 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. 68 You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. 69 The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts; 70 their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law. 71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. 72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces. Yodh 73 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. 74 Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word. 75 I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. 76 Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. 77 Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight. 78 Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts. 79 Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies. 80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame! Kaph 81 My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word. 82 My eyes long for your promise; I ask, “When will you comfort me?” 83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes. 84 How long must your servant endure?[g] When will you judge those who persecute me? 85 The insolent have dug pitfalls for me; they do not live according to your law. 86 All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me! 87 They have almost made an end of me on earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts. 88 In your steadfast love give me life, that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth. Lamedh 89 Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. 90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. 91 By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants. 92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life. 94 I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts. 95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies. 96 I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad. Mem 97 Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. 98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the aged,[h] for I keep your precepts. 101 I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word. 102 I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me. 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Nun 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. 107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word! 108 Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your rules. 109 I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts. 111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. 112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.[i] Samekh 113 I hate the double-minded, but I love your law. 114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word. 115 Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God. 116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope! 117 Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually! 118 You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain. 119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies. 120 My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments. Ayin 121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me. 123 My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. 124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes. 125 I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies! 126 It is time for the Lord to act, for your law has been broken. 127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold. 128 Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way. Pe 129 Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. 131 I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments. 132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name. 133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. 134 Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep your precepts. 135 Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes. 136 My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law. Tsadhe 137 Righteous are you, O Lord, and right are your rules. 138 You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness. 139 My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words. 140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it. 141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts. 142 Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true. 143 Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight. 144 Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live. Qoph 145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. 146 I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words. 148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise. 149 Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O Lord, according to your justice give me life. 150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law. 151 But you are near, O Lord, and all your commandments are true. 152 Long have I known from your testimonies that you have founded them forever. Resh 153 Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law. 154 Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise! 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes. 156 Great is your mercy, O Lord; give me life according to your rules. 157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies. 158 I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep your commands. 159 Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life according to your steadfast love. 160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. Sin and Shin 161 Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. 162 I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules. 165 Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. 166 I hope for your salvation, O Lord, and I do your commandments. 167 My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly. 168 I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you. Taw 169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord; give me understanding according to your word! 170 Let my plea come before you; deliver me according to your word. 171 My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes. 172 My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right. 173 Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. 174 I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight. 175 Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.
  14. Neighbor

    Gods Children...

    As for me; I'd enjoy reading some if not many of your poems, especially older ones. That will be fun for me and perhaps others too. p.s. Computers youth? ??? what computers, in my youth there was this Univac thing that spit out punchcards. It was a tabulator, they called it the computer. That was the computer of my youth.
  15. Neighbor

    Are You Lonely Too?

    No I am not lonely not at all. I give thanks to God in all things even solitude whether by choice or by circumstance. Ther eis always comapny of God's word, and no matter where I go or have to be there is God's creation, and th epromise that is certain that I will be with Him both now as well as into forever into eternity to come. as my very young grandson said to his grandma as she was dying at hospice. Right from buzz lightyear- to infinity and beyond! I am not alone, no reason to be lonely, can't be even in solitudinous times.