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Attempted murder of three police officers. And with a store behind his line of sight as he's driving at high speed. Marc LaQuon Payne!
What a shame.
Revelations put in order and explained: Revelation chapters 6 to Rev. 22
John is in the Spirit in Heaven seeing future events. The judgments of the Lamb are followed by the trumpet judgments then the vials of wrath judgments. These events are judging Babylon the World Government System(s) that puts men before God and enslaves/conquers Gods chosen people Israel. Revelation 12 where Satan is cast down happens in this same time period, the Anti-Christ is possessed by Satan and then the...
So Hillary Clinton has pneumonia, but what else?
by Wesley Pruden
Hillary Clinton looks on the road to recovery from her episode of pneumonia, and all men and women of goodwill are glad of that. But we still don’t know whatever else it may be that ails the lady.
Partisans of limited goodwill should be careful of what they wish for: if Hillary retires from the race to take it easy to recover fully from something that looks more menacing than “walking...
I came across an interesting thread where the concept of idolatry was compared to the standing up and reciting of the national anthem. It was agreed that standing and reciting the anthem was just outside the border of idolatry but it got me thinking about what exactly idolatry is. So what is it, what are its boundries, how do we define it and how do we recognize it.
My personal definition was that for something to be considered idolatry, it must involve involve the:
It's time to abolish the ownership of pets, or "animal slaves" as two Rutgers law professors call them. "They do not belong in our world, irrespective of how well we treat them," Gary Francione and Anna Charlton write in Aeon. "We control their lives for ever." Charlton and Francione, who own six rescue dogs themselves, argue that pet ownership, animal domestication, zoos, aquariums, and the eating of animal products must be done away with because "these violate the fundamental rights of...
1 Corinthians 7:2 "Nevertheless, to avoid fornication let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband."
Fornication-A single person having someone's Biblical (covenant) companion.
It seems to be slowly developing in the minds of the people that when a man who has no living wife marries a woman with a husband that that man will be free to divorce this woman and be free to marry another. The man is guilty of fornication and may marry another but the woman is bound...
Spin off from another thread, but one I thought might be of interest to the group here.
How do you understand chaplaincy? Do you think it is different if undertaken by a lay or an ordained person? Or in different contexts (eg. school, prison, hospital, military, etc)? Is this something your tradition embraces or struggles with?
I have my own ideas, but I'd rather make room for others to start with.
Anyone else notice how Bible translations are increasingly scrapping Hebrew idioms and figures of speech and replacing them with modern ones? The Message is extremely guilty of this, but the NIV does it profusely as well. Contrast this with the King James Bible: now, of course, the King James Bible was written in the speech of the time, and I'm not saying more people today should easily parse Early Modern English, but what I am saying is that the KJB actually tries to translates Hebrew and...
A quick history lesson for those of you not familiar with it: in the Middle Ages, the Pope added what is called the "Filioque" to the Nicene Creed, which is the clause that says "and from the Son" regarding the procession of the Holy Spirit. This caused a major controversy, since in the West it was intended to mean that the Holy Spirit's existence is endowed from the Father and the Son as one principle (this is still the position of the Catholic Church). This directly conflicted with Eastern...