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  • TER's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    I have major problems with Pope Francis. Major concerns. This particular issue however is being overblown I think. He is actually giving a more nuanced and correct translation of the original Greek. Funny how so many people are jumping up and down about this, when one can pick up many modern English translations of the Bible and you find varying translations for words and phrases. The problem has to do with language in itself and the difficulty in correctly expressing at times what the original meaning in the original Greek meant. 1 Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. God is almighty - He keeps the devil from tempting and allows also the devil to tempt. God doesn't do the tempting, but allows the Devil to do the tempting.. ala The Book of Job. Why does He allow this? Because in His great wisdom it can be a pedagogic experience for us, and may strengthen one, just as a contaminated metal is purified and strengthened when placed in a fire. God allows these temptations to happen by the devil so that like atheletes we may be be trained and prepared for when the most difficult trials occur (usually right after we die, when we are accused by the demons for the sins we have done and must pass through the spirits in the air who fight to drag us into the pit.).
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    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    Well, the government says it owns any water that's falls out of the sky...... Sort of looks like they need to pass some laws to make that water fall where they want it to.
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    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    When I was a kid, that was half the fun of going out. All we got at home was water, milk and sometimes lemon aid. So with that kind of law, it's like saying, people can't decide for themselves when to let their kids splurge on soda. But hey... one coast they ban large soda cups and on the other they flat out ban soda for kids. (Maybe they should use some paper straws and make it all better.) Next kids are going to think they are grown up when they can finally have a soda with their dinner. Used to be that way with beer.... sigh...
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    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    Guess it's gotta be deliberately convoluted or people would understand it and see that it's not really something that needs studying. If you can't dazzle people with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. In some circles that works pretty well. Seems even more so in academia. Makes me wonder if it's something invented by those who would prosper from increased tuition payments.
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    08-16-2018, 08:45 PM
    Maybe they need to ban cities so there wouldn't be so many targets for those drivers.
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    08-16-2018, 08:21 PM
    That's because the link has that word in it and the system won't even allow that word in a link.
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    08-16-2018, 08:08 PM
    Seems rather Q U double E, R doesn't it?
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  • TER's Avatar
    08-16-2018, 06:04 PM
    I may have to cancel my hotel. Sounds like they just delayed the parade until 2019... https://mobile.twitter.com/AP/status/1030243090802597888
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    08-16-2018, 05:46 PM
    Hmm, don’t think that is the purpose. Probably to give a voice to the Patriots in this country who love this country. Also, likely it is to show a big enough crowd that the fake media won’t be able to ignore the true support the President has, that is, from the silent majority which they downplay or insult.
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    08-16-2018, 05:15 PM
    Man, that’s a high price tag. Not liking that. But, should be quite a show. Already booked my hotel room.
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    08-15-2018, 10:05 PM
    So I have to wonder, according to the media, who is supposed to call them out when they are delivering fake news? When I was a kid in school, I was told, "the United States is better than the Soviet Union, because their media is government controlled and ours isn't." I grow up only to find our media is also controlled by somebody and if it's not the government, then who but some folks with money, trying to control the government?
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    08-15-2018, 09:51 PM
    And all this time, I thought people were calling libertarians, libtards. This gets so confusing....
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  • TER's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 05:40 PM
    I truly believe that is in the works
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    08-13-2018, 12:38 AM
    Addendum: From the Jewish Virtual Library https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/anointing ‘In Israel, anointment conferred upon the king the ru'aḥ YHWH ("the spirit of the Lord"), i.e., His support (I Sam. 16:13–14; 18:12), strength (Ps. 89:21–25), and wisdom (Isaiah 11:1–4; see *Messiah ). The king absorbs divine attributes through unction. The anointment of the high priest served an entirely different function. It conferred neither ru'aḥ nor any other divine attribute.’ Does not appear that the Judges were anointed with Holy Oil, unless they were of the priestly ranks(?) The first use mentioned in the Scriptures of anointing a political figure is Samuel anointing David.
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  • TER's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 12:23 AM
    I am assuming you are writing “CONstantine” as some form of derogatory manner which is unfortunate. I am also beginning to think that you have the idea that the Church fell way at some time and fell into complete apostasy only to be reclaimed again at some later date (a la Joseph Smith). In other words, you believe that the Holy Spirit failed, and that the historic Church disappeared when Constantine stopped the persecution of the Christians. That is very unfortunate and I respectfully suggest that you study more the ancient writings instead of following novel ahistorical and unfactual claims.
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  • TER's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 12:17 AM
    Thank you for this. I don’t believe it makes much difference though to what we are discussing, but I may be wrong.
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    08-13-2018, 12:13 AM
    If we start speaking relatively, then we can come up a whole bunch of assertions which may be ultimately way off the mark! Because it is a sin to kill, does not mean that, by necessity, the one who was killed had some unalienable right taken from them. If that was the case, then God would not have allowed for capital punishment, since it would infringe on the person’s right. The Israelites of the OT certainly didn’t speak of any such unalienable right, and neither did Christ. Our sins is not against persons, but against God, for disobeying His commandments. That doesn’t give us some right, even if we try to justify it by claiming relational reasons. Meanwhile, TJ wrote about God-given rights of liberty, while at the same time owning slaves. Ah! But, relatively speaking, ‘liberty’ can mean different things.
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    08-12-2018, 11:36 PM
    I never claimed to judge the eternal salvation of TJ, which is up to God, so your judging my intent is false. What I am judging is his claim that we are born with inalienable rights, which is simply not true and definitely not based on any teachings of Christ.
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    08-12-2018, 11:33 PM
    Correct observation. These laws however do not mean that we have some inalienable right, but rather that God has decreed certain laws whereby if we follow them, we will live. Actually He has. The only political structure which has been ordained by God is the monarchy. Not to say that others do not have benefits or value, but rather that if we are strictly speaking to what political structure which God has blessed on account of our weakness, it is the monarchical system, with anointed and ordained kings. People do not sin against other people. Rather, they sin against God. Even when someone’s life is taken, the sin is not against the person who was killed, but rather against God. Like King David said in his epic psalm (51) of repentance for murdering Uriah:
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  • TER's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 11:19 PM
    And I am saying that what he meant, and what you are defending, has no Christian basis. I think you are right.
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    08-12-2018, 11:10 PM
    Yes, he said that. But where did Christ say that? Or where did the Bible say that? Just because Thomas Jefferson said it, doesn’t mean it is true. I am speaking as a Christian. Of course, people can believe what they want, and side with TJ on this matter or with TJ in denying Christ was the Incarnate Son of God. I am simply saying to my fellow Christians, be careful who you follow.
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  • TER's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 11:00 PM
    Yes, it does, but not because it is some right we have because we exist, which is what Thomas Jefferson said.
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    08-12-2018, 10:58 PM
    Where does it say that in the Bible? Does God owe us something that we can demand such a right? This applies to premeditative murder. This doesn’t mean we have an absolute right to life. Rather, it demonstrates that murder is a grave sin before God because (ultimately) it is a violent act towards God Who is the Creator. It is not because we have some unalienable right.
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    08-12-2018, 10:38 PM
    Matthew 18 The Lord said this parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, 'Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, 'Pay what you owe.' So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' He refused and went and put him in prison till he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?' And in anger his lord delivered him to the torturers, till he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart." +++ Some would say that the king was unfair because he should not have punished the servant who demanded his debt be repaid from the other servant. After all, it was the first servant’s money which he has owed, which he worked for and was the fruit of his labor. Why should the king get involved? Until one realizes that everything we have, even the fruit of our labor, is ultimately on loan from our king (God).
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    08-12-2018, 10:30 PM
    Where in the Bible does it say we have such rights?
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    08-12-2018, 10:29 PM
    Interestingly, today’s Gospel reading is very relevant to this discussion. I’ll go dig it up...
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    08-12-2018, 10:25 PM
    None of those verses come close to saying what Thomas Jefferson said, namely that God has given us any inalienable rights. BTW, I didn’t say TJ didn’t believe in God. He was a Deist. Not a Christian.
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    08-12-2018, 10:20 PM
    To dig deeper, what fruits of our labor are ours and ours alone?
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    08-12-2018, 10:19 PM
    We have been given life and existence. We have been given personhood. We have been given a great gift which is to share in God’s creation. We have been given the awesome opportunity to partake of the divine nature, where there is true liberty and freedom. These I would say are there greatest things we have been given. Everything else we have (which has also been given), is to aid us in this endeavor.
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    At least until every county or so willingly decided to submit to Christ, which I think will happen eventually because I'm a postmillennialist.
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    And while I do believe the BIble requires civil authorities to punish homosexuality, and with death as the maximum penalty, I don't think it would be legitimate even for the government to just round up people in a gay bar.

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