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      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

Official Covid Thread (Other Threads Merged in here)

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25 minutes ago, Bouncing Bill said:

Alabama governor, Kay Ivey, says 'it is time to start blaming unvaccinated folks' as pandemic worsens. 

When asked what it would take to get people to get the vaccination she replied;

"I don't know. You tell me. Folks [are] supposed to have common sense. But it's time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It's the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down."

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/23/alabama-governor-covid-vaccinations-500638

How divisive of the governor for her statement, and of you for trying to make it more of an issue than it is. Personally, I don't care what the AL Governor thinks, and I go to AL at least four times a year! And, to be honest, I don't  care what anyone thinks about my wife and I deciding to decline the vaccine. The survival rate for the Wuhan Flu is too high for it to be considered a true pandemic.

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26 minutes ago, Bouncing Bill said:

blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks

A dangerous precedent for government officials to be thinking in these terms. borders on newspeak and a precursor terminology that dictators use to justify division and deadly force against the populace.

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12 minutes ago, John Young said:

A dangerous precedent for government officials to be thinking in these terms. borders on newspeak and a precursor terminology that dictators use to justify division and deadly force against the populace.

Just curious John. When should be held responsible for their actions or inactions?

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39 Deaths Reported from the coronavirus in the full 5,344 cases reported, But, the State of SC is still harping on vaccinations. How blind these people are!  The death rate to the #'s reported comes to a mortality rate of .00072979. The states response is truly ridiculous!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/more-than-90percent-of-south-carolina-covid-19-cases-deaths-in-june-were-among-the-unvaccinated-dhec-says/ar-AAMu3RC?ocid=chromentpnews

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Godly,  Righteous Doctors (licensed), and laymen,  all agree:  the states response ,  the governments pandemic scares,  the medical idolatry,  is ridiculous ! 

 

This is just like Athens, in the Bible ?   

The medical idolatry groups, the political idolatry groups,  the social idolatry groups,  the educational , financial, and commercial idolatry groups all having their own

cliques,  their own altars for human sacrifice,  using souls as barter - chattel, as the Bible Says Clearly.

 

And the Truly Righteous Group,  In Chrst Jesus,   watching as a thousand fall on one side,  and ten thousand fall on the other side,  and it does not come near us,  just as God's Word Says Plainly.

As Always,  the last two thousand years,  continuing until Jesus Returns,

the Godly Righteous Ones get persecuted and run out of town/ forums/ sites/ churches,

the same as in the New Testament.

As Jesus continues to Instruct :  when they persecute you in one place,  flee (run don't look back) to the next.   They will suffer the wrath or judgment of God as written, those who oppose Him and His disciples,  those who do not give freely what is needed,  and will cross a desert and an ocean to make ONE convert who then becomes twice the devil as themselves.

When will Justice,  God's Justice,  Stop the Ridiculous Government and Medical and Religious idolatry?  

On the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.

Romans 2:5 "But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;" King James Version (KJV)

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8 hours ago, John Young said:

A dangerous precedent for government officials to be thinking in these terms. borders on newspeak and a precursor terminology that dictators use to justify division and deadly force against the populace.

Just curious John. When should be held responsible for their actions or inactions?

It is interesting but not surprising how people change their tune about vaccinations after they have caught COVID. 

Conservative radio host who downplayed vaccines seriously ill with COVID-19 and his family is asking people to 'please go get vaccinated!'

Watch the video.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/us/radio-host-vaccine-trnd/index.html

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16 minutes ago, Bouncing Bill said:

Just curious John. When should be held responsible for their actions or inactions?

It is interesting but not surprising how people change their tune about vaccinations after they have caught COVID. 

Conservative radio host who downplayed vaccines seriously ill with COVID-19 and his family is asking people to 'please go get vaccinated!'

Watch the video.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/us/radio-host-vaccine-trnd/index.html

Few and far between BB. That's the point!

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2 hours ago, Bouncing Bill said:

Just curious John. When should be held responsible for their actions or inactions?

I could ask the same for government officials who think they can intrude on individual liberty. Sure I think everyone should get the vaccine who are advised by there doctor and those who don't can bare the responsibility for their own health and the ability or inability to receive care based on what is available but the government should not be allowed to force vacine upon them.

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When are people scared ?

 

It's curious -  when people died of heart attack,  falling from a ladder,   seizures,  etc etc etc

 

it was/is/ , as revealed by the President last year, and thousands of doctors in the last two years, and reporters who found out, 

called a covid death on the death certificate also,  to get over a thousand dollars more money.

Note that it is still cruious -  when people get sick from air pollution,  pheumania,  heart troubles,

but do not die ,  they can be scared by the medical by TELLING THEM that they have covid and are in danger.   (total make up).  And then by making them more ill with more toxins injected into them, telling them it will help them ! 

THUS,  they believe the lie, as foretold in the Bible,  and call the lie 'truth'; and the actual truth,  if they hear it,  they call a lie, because that's what they are told to do.

People are not scared when they seek and hear the truth,  no matter what is happening.

They are scared when they are lied to,  and believe the lie.  They should be scared also,  not of those who can (and do) kill the body, 

but of the One , The Eternal One,  Who can destroy the soul as well as the body.   When they believe the lie,  they are opposing The Eternal One,  they are opposing Jesus,  they are opposing all Scripture.

 


excerpt from someone upset by the lies from the offical sources:
"I agree, God will get involved....the issue I am having is the deception and keeping us in the dark about what they are doing behind closed doors....well our only refuge is to stay focused on Him and trust in His Covenant Word to protect ..."

 

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4 hours ago, Bouncing Bill said:

It is interesting but not surprising how people change their tune about vaccinations after they have caught COVID. 

Is this an honest statement? Have you or anyone you know caught Covid and changed your mind after?

Because that's a particularly stupid sentiment, scientifically speaking. Once you've had Covid, you have natural antibodies, and no need for a vaccine. Even pro-vaxxers should know that if the Covid vaccine works, it only replicates what actual survival of the disease has already done - and done a better job at. We are increasingly finding that vaccine immunity lasts only a number of years, while natural immunity from surviving a disease lasts a lifetime. There are some doctors that suggest that getting the vaccine after catching Covid may actually be quite dangerous. 

I personally know dozens of people who caught Covid (we were not, um, social distancing... 😄), including thirteen seniors. Of those literal dozens (78 and counting), I know of 2 who got the vaccine after - and only because they thought they wouldn't be able to travel without it. The rest are no more pro-vaccine, pro-lockdown, or pro-Covid fear than they were before - because they found that it was only a nasty flu (and sometimes not that nasty) after all. There was only one hospitalization that I heard of in that group - he was 92 - and after he got out, he was right back in church, maskless, singing, and shaking hands. Because he didn't choose to be terrified of something he'd survived.

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Turn off Satan's propaganda and find your facts from news outlets not owned by China's free trade created globalists. You have given your minds over to Satan when you believe anything these Godless reprobates say

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/americas-frontline-doctors-federal-lawsuit-halt-covid-vaccines-cdc-vaccine-deaths/

https://www.wnd.com/2021/07/top-epidemiologist-cdc-undercounting-vaccinated-covid-cases/

Don't give your life away to the wicked friends, make them take it from you for your testimony of Jesus a little later.

 

 

 

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One doctor in here proves that the government and medical establishment are talking out of both sides of their mouthes! It's enfuriating at times....The vax is supposed to work...but yet, there are breakthough infections of Covid. The doctor says that vaccinations ar the way back to normal, yet, even with the vaccines, people who have had them are coming down with the virus. And they're trying to push this vaccine on those of us who have declined for this very reason? Something isn't right with the Government's premise! UGH! And Alabams's governor is just plain stupid trying to blame unvaccinated for the alleged pandemic continuing! She's divisive and shouldn't be in office when she tries to divide people like this. Her administration in her state can't convince people to get the vax because they KNOW that it's not a necessity and is not truly going to protect them from anything. Like I told her in my email..."I trust God more than any Government agency, ma'am!"

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/local-doctors-react-to-gov-iveys-“unvaccinated-people”-comments/ar-AAMvcMl?ocid=chromentpnews

6 hours ago, Bouncing Bill said:

Just curious John. When should be held responsible for their actions or inactions?

It is interesting but not surprising how people change their tune about vaccinations after they have caught COVID. 

Conservative radio host who downplayed vaccines seriously ill with COVID-19 and his family is asking people to 'please go get vaccinated!'

Watch the video.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/us/radio-host-vaccine-trnd/index.html

The problem with your premise, BB, is that only a handful of people are changing their minds after getting Covid. My niece in Illinois just recovered from the Wuhan Flu, and she wasn't vaccinated. Neither were my sister (her mother) and her husband. They both have had Covid as well, and they are declining the vaccination. My mother who is in her late 70s also has declined to be vaccinated. We trust God, who numbers our days, far more than we trust the government on this. God knows when we will die. We don't need help from the government in reaching this state!

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5 hours ago, Salyan said:

Is this an honest statement? Have you or anyone you know caught Covid and changed your mind after?

Because that's a particularly stupid sentiment, scientifically speaking. Once you've had Covid, you have natural antibodies, and no need for a vaccine. Even pro-vaxxers should know that if the Covid vaccine works, it only replicates what actual survival of the disease has already done - and done a better job at. We are increasingly finding that vaccine immunity lasts only a number of years, while natural immunity from surviving a disease lasts a lifetime. There are some doctors that suggest that getting the vaccine after catching Covid may actually be quite dangerous. 

I personally know dozens of people who caught Covid (we were not, um, social distancing... 😄), including thirteen seniors. Of those literal dozens (78 and counting), I know of 2 who got the vaccine after - and only because they thought they wouldn't be able to travel without it. The rest are no more pro-vaccine, pro-lockdown, or pro-Covid fear than they were before - because they found that it was only a nasty flu (and sometimes not that nasty) after all. There was only one hospitalization that I heard of in that group - he was 92 - and after he got out, he was right back in church, maskless, singing, and shaking hands. Because he didn't choose to be terrified of something he'd survived.

If you had watched the video and read the article you would see they are encouraging others who have no caught COVID to take the vaccination. 

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4 hours ago, BrotherTony said:

One doctor in here proves that the government and medical establishment are talking out of both sides of their mouthes! I.....

Like I told her in my email..."I trust God more than any Government agency, ma'am!"

...The problem with your premise, BB, is that only a handful of people are changing their minds after getting Covid. 

Before Jesus was born,  the governments of earth SINNED.  (Lied, Profited, Greedy,Warred))

During Jesus' Life on earth, the governments of earth SINNED.  (Lied, Profited, Greedy, Warred)

Since Jesus' Ascended to Heaven, the governments of earth SINNED. (Lied, Profited, Greedy, Warred).

Today the governmetns of earth SIN.  Lie,  Profit, Greedy, Warring. 

1 hour ago, Bouncing Bill said:

If you had watched the video and read the article you would see they are encouraging others who have no caught COVID to take the vaccination. 

"encouraging others" to SIN is not encouraging to Christians. 

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There have been people protesting vaccines as long as there have been vaccines. They were wrong in the past. They are wrong in the present. They will be wrong in the future.

If they had gotten their way we would still have no protection for:

Smallpox

Chickenpox

Measles

Mumps 

Rubella

Tetanus

Hepatitis B

Flu

Rabies

Meningococci ACWY

Just to name a few. Aren't you glad the anti vaccine people failed in years past?

 

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The vaccine manufacturers are the ones who make those false claims.  

Those opposing vaccines since the beginning were right all along.

When the anti-vax people "failed",  more people got poisoned ,  more people got sick,  more people died,  and are dying from the vaccines,  and from the system that made the healthy options illegal.

The medical system has made up new disease names to cover their errors (or to try to).

As a result of vaccines the last two years,  promoted by gill gates,  over 30,000 people in Africa got polio,  from the vaccines,  after there had been not even one case in many years.

Only they had to call it a disease with a name instead of polio,  to protect the profits made from the drugs.

The drugs do not work with the body,  they never have.

The body naturally rejects the drugs.

The honest people naturally reject the drugs,  whenever and every place that they know the truth.

7 hours ago, wretched said:

Turn off Satan's propaganda ....

Don't give your life away to the wicked friends, make them take it from you for your testimony of Jesus a little later.

BB,  stop listening to your wicked friends.  The ones who you put your trust in all these decades lied to you from the start.

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Our present and previous  administration has failed us with the vaccine. They turned the vaccine into a political agenda and Biden lied about the vaccine just the other day in the CNN town hall meeting (not the part where he rambles about the men on the moon and aliens), and his administrations has not been transparent about the vaccine. It's all been about votes. Sad!!!

Thus the hesitancy. I honesty believe this would be different about the vaccine if our politicians told the truth from the beginning. 

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I'm not anti-vax (we researched each vaccine before we gave to our kids and some vaccines we did not allow them to get, they don't need 80 by the time they are 8). I am against government over-control.  Our government ignores the thousand of illegal immigrants crossing without checking for covid, but demand American citizens get it? The vaccine is not pushed for your safety, it is pushed with your vote. 

I know @Bouncing Bill will disagree and I have 0 problem with that. After all, I'm dumb 🤣

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54 minutes ago, PastorMatt said:

I'm not anti-vax (we researched each vaccine before we gave to our kids and some vaccines we did not allow them to get, they don't need 80 by the time they are 8). I am against government over-control.  Our government ignores the thousand of illegal immigrants crossing without checking for covid, but demand American citizens get it? The vaccine is not pushed for your safety, it is pushed with your vote. 

I know @Bouncing Bill will disagree and I have 0 problem with that. After all, I'm dumb 🤣

No, it has nothing to do with my vote. It has to do with health and protection of me and the lives of others. I trust science more than pronouncements by conspiracy theorists on the Internet. I don't know which vaccines you did now allow your kids to have. That is your choice. 

I did forget in the earlier post to mention we no longer have polio because of vaccines. Polio was THE HUGE FEAR in the lives of kids when I was a kid.  I cannot put into words the relief I felt when the first vaccine came out. My wife says that she was terrified of shots when she was a kid, but wanted to be the first in line for the polio vaccine. The thought of having to live in an Iron Lung was terrifying. Thanks to the vaccine that terror was removed. I know as late as 2020 there was one person in the USA still living in an Iron Lung. 

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https://www.google.com/search?q=polio+machines&rlz=1C1RXQR_enUS937US937&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=2ahUKEwj96pyx4_vxAhVBMqwKHXMsCP4Q_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1260&bih=636#imgrc=WtzMUcrzvBjhZM

Read the article, 'The Man in the Iron Lung'.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/26/last-iron-lung-paul-alexander-polio-coronavirus

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