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Tensions have heightened since federal officials were sent to quell riots in Portland, Oregon
Several cities across America are bracing for more demonstrations and violent rioting this weekend after another night of lawlessness and unrest boiled over into the early hours of Sunday morning, as Antifa and militia groups prepare for further battle against police officers and counter protesters.
Tensions have been heightened at recent demonstrations against racial injustice since federal officials were sent to quell riots in Portland, Ore., that have continued for more than 50 straight days since the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.
While opposing, heavily armed militia groups in...
The SDA Church
This is something that I've not been able to understand personally. Why do many people consider SDA to be a cult? I grew up in the church and the beliefs are different, though many people have different beliefs hence why we have so many different denominations.
Although I do still associate heavily with the SDA and I also consider myself to be non-denominational. The reason being that there are something in the church that I don't agree with. One of them being the Investigative Judgment with does conflict with the Bible, and if it conflicts with the Bible, I toss it.
Ellen G. White
Another matter regarding the SDA church I've heard from outside sources it people criticizing Ellen G. White for plagiarism in books like...
I'm not sure if this is relevant to post here.
Over the past three days I have experienced random doubts about "Protestantism". I use quotation marks because a lot of Baptists don't consider themsleves Protestant. I don't know what triggered it. So, I started looking at Catholic beliefs (mostly just to check for myself)... I was actually at a point of thinking Catholicism could be true. Today I feel I've moved back towards beliefs such as Sola Scriptura and being saved by Faith alone. The problem is now I feel I'm in a sort of limbo of doubt. This is all uncharacteristic for me.
Another problem is everyone is baised and I don't really know how to move forward. Any answers from those who have converted to Catholic or to Protestant...
Hi brothers and sisters, I would just like to share a new video with you all on the first two seals and current global events. I do have another thread somewhere but I am unable to find it, so I’ll just post it here.
One thing that I've never understood is why people think science and religion can't mix. I don't see them as mutually exclusive. My point of view on science and religion is this. I apply the scientific method to everything as much as I can even the bible. What I can't explain I take on faith. I'll give you an example.
This was a long time ago so my recollection might not be 100% accurate. It was a television show about trying to apply scientific principles to explain events in the bible. The 'scientists' were going out of their way to try to debunk the bible, but I paid them little mind. What it was about was explaining the destruction of Sodom and Gamora.
It was basically to the effect of rather than an act of God destroying the...
Louisville protests descend into chaos when armed protester accidentally shoots members of his group...injuring 3
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Three people were injured in Baxter Square Park, police said.
Gunshots erupted during a planned protest in Louisville, Ky., Saturday and three members of the heavily armed militia group, the “Not F---ing Around Coalition” (NFAC), were injured by shots fired from one of their own member's guns, police told Fox News.
The shooting took place near Baxter Square Park around 1 p.m. and all of the victims were transported to the University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) told Fox News.
Louisville protests descend into chaos when armed protester accidentally shoots members of his group, injuring 3
The Order of Creation...
Why is nature in such pristine order? Why does it have such enduring structure?
To think nature could have unfolded in an infinity of ways, and it manifests in such a way to house and nourish creatures like humans, so that humans are able to flourish and reflect on their place in the creation with stories and symbolism.
Out of all of nature's possible motions and manifestations, it winds up producing the earth carrying humans obsessed with the immaterial realm of philosophy, justice, law, etc... Really? You think that just happened? To know we are humans reflecting on order and truth and origins... on this special life-giving planet. Can you not see the truth staring you right in the face?
What if God, within the package of an instantaneous creation of an expanding universe by the spoken word, took the initial six "days", each ions of time, and within his own sovereignty, in a sort of "creation motion", compressed these vast increments of time so that (time within time), events truly happened over millennia of centuries and yet at the same time happened within the measurement of human days? The 7th day: there would no need to be compressed, as the Lord ceased from his works.
I am no science fiction buff, except for having read Asimov's trilogy and the Lord of the Rings. The paragraph above: I just don't see it as fanciful. And, wouldn't it be just like our heavenly Father for his sovereignty to escape the realm...
The Jerusalem Decree
22 Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send
chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas
who was also named Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren.
23 They wrote this letter by them:
The apostles, the elders, and the brethren,
To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia:
24 Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, “You must be circumcised and keep the law”—to whom we gave no such commandment—
25 it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
26 men who have...