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  1. I see that I am way late to the party on this one but wanted to see if I could generate a bit of light. "'Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD." [Leviticus 19:28] When Moses wrote those words, the Israelites were living in the lands of people who cut their bodies or tattooed them for religious reasons, meaning it was a form of worship to a god other than the God of the Bible. This practice was also used like a "good luck" charm to keep evil spirits away. God instructed His people not to do this because He wanted them to trust Him only - not some other god. Today, people tattoo themselves more for individual expression than to worship another god, so I don't believe this verse addresses the majority of tattooed biceps, wrists, and ankles we see today. Of course, there are people who still do this. My advice? Before considering getting a tattoo, think through these questions: 1) Have you prayed about it? 2) Does your tattoo honor God? 3) If you are under age, what do your parents think? 4) Are you willing to deal with the consequences of living with it for the rest of your life - or paying for the painful tattoo removal? 5) Will you be content with your tattoo if popular opinion changes and tattoos are no longer cool? I think the spirit of that verse is that we are to respect the human body for it is a gift from God to us to use, and that it is the temple of the Holy Spirit: "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." [1 Corinthians 6:19-20] Since God said to honor your body, then Satan will try to dishonor it! We have seen the pagan cultures do all kinds of bizarre things to the body to honor their false gods (demons)--they cut their bodies, put rings in many places, paint and tattoo, and do other awful things. Is it any wonder, as our culture continues to turn away from the true God that we are beginning to degrade our bodies more and more. This was from a Q&A from John MacArthur a few years ago. It was good insight then and more so, now.
  2. Have you seen this watch.

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  3. So far, first let me answer your question by stating, no, you nor anyone else is the "4th Horseman." You find the reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse starting in Revelation 6:2. If you note, the first horse is a white horse and it's rider has a crown and bow but no arrows. This rider has a crown showing he has authority and the bow indicating he has power but does not have to fire a shot to be able to conquer. Each following horse and rider is the result of the previous one. From the one who conquers leads to the Red Horse and war. With the whole earth involved in war, people needed for farming and manufacturing things are wiped out and you have the Black Horse of famine. The final horse in the sequence is the Pale Horse, which is pictured as a putrid green color. The pale horse signifies death due to starvation and disease. These things are part of trying to stay alive during the Great Tribulation which is yet future. As a final note, your avatar isn't really an appropriate one. You might want to consider a change with future posts. I look forward to discussing this with you further.
  4. Good to see the youth making new roads! I may want to slip in with Nigel and see if we have enough brain cells to compete! By the way, a trivia question about the word "trivia." Where did that word originate and what is the meaning? I will be checking the answers to see how many copied and pasted the answer from a Google search .
  5. Wow Dan! Good job! I think I want to borrow it. There is one thing you might add which is an over used proverb that I "borrowed" from someone else. "Worry is the interest you pay on trouble before it comes." I don't see anything I would change. Thanks for posting it
  6. Welcome CD! Glad to have you check out the site. I was wondering if you are talking about debating or discussing. Unless you have some "really out there" beliefs, you may find yourself in a great discussion! Either way, both of those topics are quite common here. I am looking forward to meeting you in the chat room.
  7. I like that statement of faith! Welcome to Worthy!
  8. Silent, I was one of the chatters talking with you in chat a few days ago when you were talking about discovering what God wanted to do in your life. My goal at that time was to encourage you on your journey as my goal is now. But I am troubled as to why you would post a long and sincere post about what is going on in your life, what you are experiencing and how you feel, and not want anyone responding to your post to not do the same! quote: "Because I will be honest with you, if I get a response that i feel is meant in a way to tell me how I feel and what I am experiencing is wrong--then I am going to never come back here." I would hope that you were not merely seeking validation for your position! Instead of asking questions of other members of this site, I think you would benefit from searching what God's Word has to say on the subject. I for one would not and cannot tell you what you have experienced or felt because you were there when it happened, right? In the early days of the church, signs, wonders and mighty deeds were done to validate the message that chosen speakers were preaching. Once the Bible was completed, there was no longer a need to "perform" any kind of a sign because the completed Word was more than sufficient to guide and instruct the readers. 2Ti 3:16-17 All Scripture is God breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfected, thoroughly furnished to every good work. God will not disagree with His written Word. Based on that fact, I would invite you to find any Biblical support or evidence for what you believe is of God. thanks and God bless watchman
  9. B13, good to see you in chat. Hope to see you as a regular and become part of the Worthy family.
  10. Hey, Dan!

    Great to hear from you and an update on what is going on.... my computer has had a major crash and hopefully will be back in service by this Tuesday or Wednesday. A new motherboard is supposed to make it go again, we will see. The url you linked means what you thought it meant, which is the President has the right to declare martial law for any emergency or perceived emergency.

  11. watch, could you review this and tell me if it means what I think it means?

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness

    thanks!

  12. watch, could you review this and tell me if it means what I think it means?

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness

    thanks!

  13. Miss talking to ya watch...

  14. Appreciate you watch!

  15. yo watcher, whatup?