Marjorie Taylor Greene and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fight during House hearing

What are the Biden people hiding? You are implying the records contain something that can be used for a "political smear campaign." In fact Americans have every right to hear the audio tapes, those tapes are not the property of Joe Biden. Mr. Biden is running for president, and Democrats in the administration have no right to hide publicly owned records about Joe from the American people. Joe waived Executive Privilege on thousands of pages of documents from when Trump was president and was carrying out presidential duties, and gave those documents to a political committee that covered up for Nancy Pelosi. Again, the events Joe was questioned on took place before he was president--no Executive Privilege applies. Democrat leaders know this, but they have already brazenly defied U.S. law by going ahead with paying off student loans in defiance of the Supreme Court and also violated our immigration and border laws.
The Obama Birth Certificate kerfuffle was more engaging.
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Pastor Removed from Board Meeting after Reading Vulgar Book Available to Children at Texas Public School

No, that's not why it was in the library. It was in the library because a left-wing activist thought it should be in the library, all in a mad dash to promote wokeness.
And I'm sure you know this because you have solid evidence for it. So, who, exactly, is this "left wing activist" who forced the library to accept the book?

Or are you assuming stuff you have no reason to know actually happened?

There weren't issues of Playboy and Penthouse magazines in the high school library, yet those are protected under free speech too.
That "left wing activist" person really dropped the ball there, it seems. Gee, I wonder why they stopped at just this one book?

All of a sudden drag shows were being given to children, yet children before had not been previously provided shows by pole dancers.
No drag queen read books to children while dancing on a pole. Not a single one.

The left's approach to education is not working. Kids in Baltimore schools need basic math and English texts, not wokeness.
And I'll bet good money they have them.

-- A2SG, unless you have actual evidence to the contrary....?
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Israel-Hamas Thread II

If an oppressed people fight back, as human nature would demand, then maybe look at suppressing them and maybe sharing and treating them like human beings. That might take away some pressure and reasons they do shoot. One idea might be to stop kidnapping innocent young people and others and holding them by the thousands in jails as virtual hostages. The stories going around of rape and horrors that happen there are many. Starving a population is terrorism. Wiping out their homes and hospitals etc is terrorism. Mass murdering tens of thousands of them is terrorism. Stopping aid and shooting aid workers is terrorism. etc etc. The claim Israel finally shoots back is less than laughable.
They weren't oppressed. They've lived there for a very long time. They could have built a thriving economy in a novice area. But thier hatred for Israel was their undoing. The Jews hadn't been there since 2006.

The propaganda and lies you believe are very telling.

Israel hasn't mass murdered anyone. They are fighting a war against evil and against a people who supported it and continue to do so.

Yes Israel finally had enough. And they.woild have stopped during the first week if Hamas had surrendered. And if the Palestinians would have helped Israel locate them and all their tunnels. But instead they continued to hide and assist them. Let them live among them. Shoot from their homes. Invade their hospitals and use them as bases. Ride in their ambulances.

Nope the Palestinians brought this on themselves and are reaping the whirlwind for thier eternal hatred and desire to destroy Israel. They could have a long time ago had their own state and created a thriving stare and economy. Instead they chose the path of hate and destruction.

Let this be a lesson.
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God's plans and mine

I have what seems to me to be a reasonable set of plans for what to do in my life in the future. But Proverbs 3:5-6 say, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart...lean not unto your own understanding..." I have been mystified by the gray area between God's will and my will. Because of my wavering faith, I may at some points wholeheartedly commit to something like what it says in the passage referred to, but at other times waver away from that and be concentrating on my agenda, all the while fully aware that God can do what he wants with us and our plans. I am living on a shrinking amount of savings and I have some specific plans as to career and as to reversing the outflow of money from me. We all naturally want God to rubber stamp/bless our own plans and projects, but Christians typically warn against such an approach. I am not sure if I will know if God is saying "Go ahead with your plans" or else "Do something else." As to career paths, it seems some Christians just go ahead with their own best thinking/planning while others claim to be clearly called by God to certain paths. Of course, many of those in ministry say they were called by God into the ministry. But, for example, I know of one woman who was a high-powered lawyer who said God clearly directed her to become a counselor in a rehab center in another state for half her income as a lawyer. So, I am cautiously going ahead with my plans while being aware that God could direct me to change them. My question is, how might I know it if God directs my paths?
Good advice all. I would add this Scripture to your prayer life as well. It certainly worked for me - though it took a lot longer and along strange paths that I didn't expect:

Psalms 90:17 NIV​

"May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands."
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Poll - will Joe Biden Debate Donald Trump on National TV?

Well the thing is, the way the system works has been changed considerably in choosing who the nominees are.

The public primaries is a relatively new thing. For a long time, it was a caucus system. State parties would choose their delegates who would go off to the convention, would debate with other delegates, and then they'd all vote and keep voting until they found a candidate enough people could get behind. While there were definite flaws with this system, it did mean the people choosing the candidates were dedicated to the party, interested in winning elections, and there was a process of people actually talking to each other about candidates and try to convince each other.

This system has--and this is a rather recent thing--been practically been completely abolished in favor of primaries over the last several decades. Now, primaries do solve some of the issues with caucuses, but have some notable disadvantages. To quote an article someone else wrote (I have some disagreements with the article itself but the following portion seems right on):

In order to succeed in caucuses, candidates have to make a strong, deep case why they’re the right candidate to carry the party banner, and they need to command a loyal, competent organization.

Primaries are a lot simpler. To win a primary you need only two things: high name recognition and massive amounts of money. You aren’t trying to persuade deep, thoughtful, experienced partisans that your positions are right on the merits and that they can win over a general electorate. In a primary, you’re trying to excite/infuriate low-knowledge, low-interest voters so much that they’re willing to go stand in a booth for 12 seconds to fill out a ballot for you. Just like in the general election, primaries are more often decided by gaffes and memes than by actual substance. In a primary, the soundbite is king. Also: money. Gobs of money. You need to plaster your face on every gas pump ad screen from Dixville Notch to Seabrook Beach so those couch potatoes know who to vote when they roll themselves to the polling station.
And maybe the parties will decide to switch from primaries to caucuses?
The big drawback to that method is that the party bosses control the direction of the party (and when “in power” the fate of the Nation). Maybe we’re due to swing back to old-time politicking?, (which tends to “spread out“ the graft, rather than concentrate it at the very tippy-top).

[Think “wealth-redistribution” but with “power”]
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With the Democratic Party drop Joe Biden?

I don’t know what “Marin in teriyaki sauce” is, but “Maris in teriyaki sauce” sounds like one of Niles’ punchlines.
Marin’s a sweet saki that isn’t strictly necessary for a teriyaki sauce but it’s always nice if it’s in it.
Kudos, too on the “Maris” yuk.
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Morehouse Students Turn Their Backs, Walk Out of Graduation as Joe Biden Gives Speech

I absolutely am for non-violent freedom of speech. I think they should let conservatives speak on college campuses as well.
When they can get away from showing supporting President Trump at the courthouse, many of them do.
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The sun was struck dumb and did not set for about a whole day

God can override the natural laws,
Actually He can not. He can not lie, cheat or steal. He can not contradict Himself. He does supply abundantly above and beyond all we could ever ask or think, but he does not violate his laws to do that. God is not lawless.

Every miracle that I have ever seen is God restoring things to His plan and purpose. It is difficult to prove a miracle because everything is the way it should be. You have to show that there was a problem that needed corrected.

The universe is very, very finely tuned. Even a very slight violation of God's laws would be catastrophic. We see this in chaos theory and the butterfly effect.
  1. Physical Constants: These are fundamental values that govern the behavior of the universe. Examples include the speed of light, gravitational constant, and Planck’s constant. If these constants were even slightly different, the universe might not support life as we know it.
  2. Deterministic Chaos: Chaos theory reveals that seemingly random systems actually follow deterministic rules. Small differences in initial conditions can lead to vastly different outcomes over time.
I do not know the meaning of this passage. But I do know what it can not be.
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Suggestions for establishing discipline for prayer at home.

There is " ... when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret..." Matt 6:6 There will be interruptions but we don't need to pursue them at that time.. Just spend a time deliberately focusing on God.

Also, we"re to "Pray without ceasing." (I Thess 5:17). ' How is that even possible? You can look for opportunities such as seeing someone struggling or realizing they are, an ambulance, a news report, sending the kids out to door for school,, thankful for family & friends, plus those emphasized in Scripture such as pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psa 122:6), for those in authority, and on behalf of everyone (I Tim 2).

Additionally, there are important elements of prayer including praise, thanksgiving, forgiveness, and repentance (Matt 6, Psa 100:4, 107:1, Eph 5:20, Jam 1:17, Heb 13:15, Rev 2-3).

Prayer is communicating with the Only One True God - the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost:
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Dating apps have filter flaws

I believe that God has the power to create a woman if there is none, just as He did for Adam. I believe that God can still create a man from a virgin, just as He did from Mary. I believe that God can create a human from stones, stars, and dust. He did for Sarah and Abraham, and for Hannah and Elizabeth, who thought they couldn't bear children.

I am determined not to place any obstacles in the way of what God wants to accomplish through me, even if it means letting go of everything and starting over. For me, God represents both love and truth, and my pursuit of love and truth is driven by the hope that I will experience God. I do not separate these aspects from God.

I know a man who fought for me and died for me before he even saw me with his eyes; he now lives in me. I am committed to finding him and bringing him to life, and loving him no matter what may come, if he allows me to. Whether I have children or not, whether I must deny myself. Then, if everything fails, I will celebrate the fact that I was brave and foolish enough.

God did not fail. The systems of this world will change because of what I did through Him. When I resurrect and come back to life, I will have made life better for others and myself. We need to be more concerned about our eternal loneliness.
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Houston-area school board votes to remove 13 chapters from state-approved science textbooks, citing controversial topics

So.. got any ideas what would happen if we tried?
Well, if the nations of the earth agreed to “do something”, then that would mean that every nation would have to agree to do their part, but some won’t want to, so the rest will have to make them “want to” and we end up with One-World-Government and the Beast comes and the false prophet arises and like that there.

I can see why people would be shy of that.
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The Danger of "Keeping Sabbath."

Because of this fact, and the fact that our works will never be good enough. Jesus imputed his works on us that we might stand before God perfect.

So, yes we will be judged by our works so one either has to up their game to perfection or humble themselves before God and accept His righteousness and allow Him to take all of our sin upon Himself.

As Paul said to Titus, “it is not because of the good works we have done…”

Praise, praise be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

See above on how you can be perfect.

Yes!
You completely ignore sanctification. Jesus sanctifies us. It's not about "upping our game" for that is impossible. It's about dying daily to self and allowing Jesus our "purifier" to change us to a state of purification.

1Corinthians 1: 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

righteousness = [*StrongsGreek*]
01343
δικαιοσύνη dikaiosýnē, dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay
from 1342;
equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification:--righteousness.

santification = [*StrongsGreek*]
00038
ἁγιασμός hagiasmós, hag-ee-as-mos'
from 37;
properly, purification, i.e. (the state) purity; concretely (by Hebraism) a purifier:--holiness, sanctification.

Jesus is our purifier changing us into a state of purfication.

Matthew 1: 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

from = [*StrongsGreek*]
00575
ἀπό apó, apo'
a primary particle;
"off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative):--(X here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with.
In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.
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Alito Flew ‘Stop the Steal’ Flag in Front of House

I could find the sources for these two as well but I'll leave some of the leg work to you.

As far as Trump being ahead at night and Biden in the morning, I believe that was in PA. PA doesn't count their mail-in ballots until all other ballots are counted and seeing that there were many more mail-in ballots that year because of COVID-19 and mostly Democrats voted by mail-in ballots (Trump told Republicans not to) Biden was ahead in the morning.

That wouldn't happen in CO because this state adds mail-in ballots as they arrive not as a big batch at the end.
But if was an “honest election” why did Trump say that it wasn’t?
Has never crossed some minds.
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VOTE HOW MANY BELIEVE IN A PRE TRIBULATION HOPE/RAPTURE ?

The Trib starts with the opening of seal 1. The Trib will end seven years later.
This is quite wrong, We have had the wars, famines, plagues and economic disasters over the last 2000 years. Zechariah 1 & 6 also mention the fiur horsemen, as they were present in ancient times. This is basic history.
The GT will be just 3 1/2 years. Proved by many verses telling us of the 1260 days and 42 months.
Who would hide from Jesus? Do you recognize that is only the behavior of unbelievers?
Believers are told to hide too. Isaiah 26:20-21, Zephaniah 2:3
What’s the disaster (that isn’t) in the last verses of Rev 6?
Denial of the forthcoming test of our faith, is serious error. I post elsewhere about what the Lord will use to literally fulfil His Day of fiery wrath.
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Works Relation to Salvation

You are correct, I let comments like you make run-off like water on a duck's back. I just opened the way for you to apologize and you failed.

Why do you insist on creating lies? Israel has already failed and Jesus came to redeem them. So far that isn't working very well.

Another misnomer. We are living under a NEW COVENANT, not a renewed one. Jesus is our High Priest and has given us new rules to live by. Israel failed to live by the rules God gave them. What makes you believe you can live by them and who would even want to?
When Jesus referred to the new covenant during the Passover it is recorded in three Gospels, two of the Gospels say "this is the blood of the covenant, one says, this is the Blood of the new covenant. The choice between renew and new made by translators is academic, a renewed covenant is grammatically also a new covenant. The issue is there is a new covenant that Isaiah defines as using the Lord's name but wearing their own garments and eating their own food; men have concocted a new covenant, first by using, misusing Paul and then by winking at Jesus.
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The New and Improved No-Straw-Man Challenge

I can’t be sure you are using those passages correctly.
I'm just going to ask this... is this post actually suggesting that unless John Calvin assembles the passages for you, you don't know if they are assembled per his stipulations, or at the very least, someone's stipulations that he approved of, or approves of him? I don't ask this rudely, or to be difficult, but it is what I have experienced when discussing scripture with you. If I post Calvin's quotes, you seem to engage the passage, but if I post scripture by itself, it's like it doesn't really matter.

Is John Calvin your essential "Gate Keeper" of truth, in whom alone you trust to assemble scripture for you? I'm not kidding or saying anything secretly. I'm genuinely wondering.
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Moon light - the word of God vs falsely so called science

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The astronaut is lit from a single light source. There on his suit, a light area and a shadow area no reflected light area.
That is exactly the point, one single light source, the Sun. Not the Moon. Congratulations.
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'The House has no choice but to impeach President ‘Quid pro Joe’ Biden' over Israel aid cutoff threat says Rep Cory Mills

You argue that the MSM wasn't part of it, and then use a far-Left source to "prove" it.
Nothing like a source from the source of the problem to be the final word on whether or not they are the problem! LOL!
Does anybody actually know who was represented in the talks that led to the agreement to the debates?
if so, dish, otherwise, this thread is idle speculation of the middlin’ kind.
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DEI Messaging in Gaming - Hypocrisy at it's finest




Ubisoft just release a trailer for their new Assassin's Creed franchise set in Japan. Guess who the protagonist is? Yasuke the black "samurai". For those who don't know Yasuke he is a black servant of a Jesuit priest, Alessandro Valignano gifted to lord Oda Nobunaga during the 15th century. Yasuke is the name given to him by Nobunaga. He was a bodyguard and weapon's barer to Nobunaga. Yasuke didn't play a big role in Nobunaga's ambitions. In fact there are very little written about Yasuke's exploits. And the historical records do not mention Nobunaga ever conferring any title of samurai to him. The closest Nobunaga ever said anything is making Yasuke a "dono" (lord) in jest. The most pivotal moment of his life is after his master's death in Kyoto. Long story short Nobunaga was betrayed by one of his retainers Mitsuhide Akechi and Yasuke being his bodyguard was spared after Nobunaga's death. Mitsuhide didn't even counted Yasuke as a samurai letting him go as compared to other guards of Nobunaga.

Yasuke is not pivotal to Japan's history. He was more of an oddity due to his skin color and height of that time period in Japan. While he is remembered as part of Nobunaga's entourage, he is but only a mere footnote. The fact that the west try to place more importance to Yasuke than the Japanese themselves show a level of historical revisionism. And the progressives are making sure they can change history to suit their narrative. After the release of the trailer on Youtube which is downvoted to near oblivion, scores of people rushed to Wikipedia to try and change the entry of Yasuke. To make him into a true samurai by literally rewriting history. No history is sacred to the "DEI" messaging such as black Hannibal & black Cleopatra. Yasuke the first "black samurai" is no different.

Everyone knows that Yasuke was chosen by the developers due to his ethnicity. In short DEI messaging. In doing so have done a great dis-service to the historical source they took from. Gaming sites rushed to defend Ubisoft. And the usual gaslighting of gamers as bigoted and racist start. I even caught one gaming site (IGN) having 2 different takes for a similar issue. IGN complained that Capcom can't remake Resident Evil 5 due to racism having a white protagonist gun down black zombies. While not placing the same standard of a black protagonist slaughtering Japanese civilians of rival clans. They even have a line in the article "We Mustn’t Be Afraid to Dream a Little Bigger". Yes until it doesn't match the DEI messaging.

Do I have a problem of a black samurai protagonist? Yes, only because the western gaming world is inconsistent with their morals and messaging. Double standards are the only standard apparently. DEI is where games go to D-I-E.

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