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  1. @jeff_student_of_Jesus.....Strange, I recall a Bible verse that says that only the sick need a physician...SCIENCE! Luke was a physician....SCIENCE! Science is not necessarily bad in and of itself. Medicine (pharmaceuticals) are not necessarily a bad thing. I'm diabetic and have to use insulin. I wouldn't die if I didn't take it, being type II, but it is necessary to regulate m my blood sugar, as are the other two medications for the diabetes. I use an inhaler for my asthma and COPD. Again...medication that is necesary for me to breathe. I believe you're incorrect in your assumptions that people who put their trust in science are wrong. There are some scientific breakthroughs that have been very beneficial to mankind. Maybe you need to be rethinking your premise.
    4 points
  2. We decided to have one thread about Covid instead of having countless threads covering the same topic. Since this still a hot topic in the world today we don't want not talk about it regardless of beliefs. Whatever you opinion is on covid, this is where you we'll talk about it. All new threads will be closed so please post covid-19 related topics in this thread..
    3 points
  3. Since Covid has a 99.8% recovery rate, it is safe to say that almost no one has died from Covid alone. By the way, the 99.8% recovery rate includes those that died from complications brought on by Covid and/or pre-existing conditions. Most that died died from complications brought on by Covid, would likely have also died from the seasonal Flu; of which, over time, many more have died from than Covid.
    3 points
  4. As I had posted in one of the forums (believe it was the prayer forum), I went to Illinois this past weekend to meet a brother my other siblings never knew we had. He was found through a blood test by 23 and Me when my baby sister from that side of the family took the blood test to find out if she had any issues in her blood. Little did she know that it would lead to us finding out about this sibling. So, it was by the grace of God that we found out. It had been a lifelong dream of Shawn's to find his birth father. He had taken the tests in hopes of finding out who he was. He was disappointed to find out that Dad had passed away in 2000 from colon cancer, but, was greatly excited by the discovery that he had many siblings from his father's second marriage! My sister Becky, from Pekin, IL, and my sister Michele, whom had flown from Augusta, GA to Peoria, IL, and my wife and I, who of course, drove up to Pekin, IL from Murfreesboro, TN were the only ones who could make the trip to meet Shawn, but this was good! We got to face time with our brother, Mike and his wife Melenda (from outside of Tampa Bay), which made Shawn's day! He has received a very warm, loving embrace from my family. My mother has adopted him as her second son, in line of succession, me being the oldest. Shawn is one year younger than I, with Mike following two years behind Shawn. We showed Shawn around that town we grew up in, ate at our fathers favorite diner in Pekin, IL, the Busy Corner Grill, and spent several hours talking with him at Becky's house and at the hotel where we both stayed during our visit to Pekin. It was a GREAT visit, PTL! We are praying that Shawn and his family (his daughter, son-in-law, son and daughter-in-law, mother and grandchild) will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ. We covet your prayers as we continue to get to know Shawn and the rest of our newfound relatives in Boise. Thank you.
    3 points
  5. Huh? Makes no sense. You always had the freedom to stay in the cottage. To now say you have the freedom to read and write is a lie because you always had that freedom as that was always your choice to be in or out of the cottage. Sounds a lot like what Hitler did to gain control. To now call staying in freedom is a lie because you always had that freedom to travel or stay home. That's the mentality I see in dictator leaderships
    3 points
  6. The "freedom" to make the best of one's cage is not freedom.
    3 points
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  8. I hear crickets.
    2 points
  9. Amazing....I'm amazed that the author foresaw Biden sign executive orders way back then.
    2 points
  10. Also a 12 page booklet entitled "God's Way of Forgiveness for Your Sins" that I have compiled myself and that our church has printed by Bethel Baptist Print Ministry in London, Ontario. This booklet contains two primary sections: I. The first five pages - God's Way of Forgiveness for Your Sins (with the following subpoints, and corresponding passages typed out) 1. You must believe the truth of God's Word that you need God's forgiveness for your sins. You must acknowledge that you have sinned against God. You must acknowledge that you deserve God's judgment. You must acknowledge that you cannot save yourself. 2. You must believe the truth of God's Word that God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the only way of forgiveness and salvation -- through His shed blood, sacrificial death, and glorious resurrection. You must believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for you and for your sins and sinfulness. You must believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is God the Son, and that He rose again from the dead. You must believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the one and only way of forgiveness and salvation from your sins. You must believe that the Lord Jesus Christ can and will save you from your sins. 3. You must obey the commandment of God's Word to believe and call upon God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as your personal Savior from sin. You must personally choose from you heart to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. You must personally and purposefully call in faith from your heart unto the Lord Jesus Christ, asking Him to save you from your sins. You should call upon the Lord Jesus Christ in faith and receive Him as your personal Savior right now. (After a few corresponding passages to the last truth, a "Sample Prayer" is included along with the following note: "This prayer is not magical. If you do not mean this prayer from your heart, it will do you no good.") II. The sixth page - My Decision for Christ (An explanation that the decision to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior makes one a child of God. A place to record their spiritual birth date. And some corresponding passages to the above truth.) III. The seventh through tenth page - Counsels to The New Born Child of God (with the following subpoints, and corresponding passages typed out) 1. Know that you have eternal life and that you are secure forever in the Lord's hand. 2. Joyfully obey your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in being baptized Biblically as a believer. 3. Give yourself as a living sacrifice to your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to live your life wholly for Him. 4. Speak to your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ every day in prayer. 5. Read from and meditate on the Word of God every day. 6. Faithfully obey the counsels and commands that your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gives to you from His Word (the Bible). 7. Attend a Biblically faithful church (a church that preaches, teaches, and stand for the truth of God's Word) whenever it has services. 8. Confess your sins in prayer to the Lord and ask His forgiveness, whenever you disobey the counsels and commands of His Word. 9. Tell others how the Lord Jesus Christ saved you from your sins, and seek to lead them to receive Him as their personal Savior also. IV. The eleventh page - An invitation to Melvin Baptist Church. V. The twelfth page - a blank page. _____________________________ Front Cover
    2 points
  11. Unfortunately, Jesus is not the person you were speaking to here. It’s only us, and we can’t read your mind. Your response above, although slightly condescending, utilizes a much more straightforward sentence structure than usual. We would be grateful if you could continue that trend.
    2 points
  12. SureWord

    The Power of the Pen

    The truth is none of these Presidents should be signing this many Executed Orders but the reality is it's because Congress is a bunch of do nothings. I know from Roman history the Republic collapsed into a dictatorship because the Roman Senate stopped doing their job and let Caesar take over.
    1 point
  13. It also gave you the freedom (excuse) to not attend without drawing criticism. Hebrews 10:25 (KJV) Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
    1 point
  14. Well my friend, you miss the point which is that you don't know the science. If you did, you wouldn't be on the business end. Thanks but I prefer unadulterated facts that aren't provided by government or big pharma whom profit in human misery.
    1 point
  15. Okay I'll forgive the skepticism. I didn't make my offer to help based on trying to promote the main line view but to help with basic fundamental facts as people consider the issues. I have no interest in parroting stuff or giving details about the people and places I work with to justify my statement because this is an online public form. If you are not interested in the practical science and logistics and preferer the sensationalism of speculative conspiracy then that's up to you. I have no interest in it and won't spend the time to justify my offer of practical conversation on the subject based on my real experience and recourses. Believe what and who you want. It won't effect me one way or another. I'm willing to discus the practical if anyone has questions on that side of things.
    1 point
  16. When you can't defend your guy, you bash someone else. I forgot about that. Didn't he say that only dictators rule with executive orders?
    1 point
  17. PastorMatt

    The Power of the Pen

    You can always tell when a president isn't doing well, they try to compare him to someone else instead of looking at his records. Let's look at facts my friend President Total executive orders Bill Clinton 364 George W. Bush 291 Barack Obama 276 Donald Trump 220 Joe Biden 51 on pace for 416
    1 point
  18. I have street preached many times. I live in the suburbs so street preaching really isn't that effective here, but when I do (It's been a while), I take a quick drive to either NYC or Boston. We've had some good results...like anything though we aren't doing it for results, but rather following God's command to go out and preach.
    1 point
  19. This is the question I keep asking and I believe we all want to know the real answers to. In my state they don't tell us how many died because "of" Covid, instead they say how many died "with" Covid. I know people that left the hospital employment because they were pressured into putting down covid as the result of death when it wasn't Covid. I know people that have lawsuits to change the cause of death when they got covid in the hospital and was already in ICU For the record I believe...Covid is real, Covid has killed people, and vaccines can help. What I question is the real numbers that are put out by the government/hospitals in order for the government to have more control. I also question why I'm being pushed to be vaccinated when I already have had Covid. All I want is cleat cut answers from our government on what is going on. No more misleading information. People can post links all day long, it doesn't change the fact that we DONT know where those numbers are really coming from.
    1 point
  20. Not looking to fight or argue with you. I'm just looking to help those who want practical information on the subject rather than speculation on "what could be possible".
    1 point
  21. Thanks Bro. Matt. As part of my security job I deal with a lot of the government covid regulations and securing pharmaceuticals here in MI and the vaccine process. I'm Pro-mRNA Vaccines and social distancing/quarantining but Anti-Lockdown. A lot of miss-information is being passed around on both sides who don't understand the science and the mechanics of actually researching, producing, marketing, logistics, and regulations of pharmaceuticals. I deal with the business end of this stuff everyday so if anyone has technical questions I can probably answer a lot of them.
    1 point
  22. Thanks, BB, for the clarification. I'm sure it will help stimulate the conversation here. I believe that we can limit God by our rejection of him. God will not push himself on mankind. He does call people, and a Calvinist would imply that people are chosen before birth, negating a persons will. They will commonly use the Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus as proof of their claim that God will assert his will on a person. I believe Paul was definitely ripe to make the decision to serve God, whether by God forcing his will on Paul, or by Paul himself seeing the great light, hearing Christs voice and receiving his calling as Apostle to the Gentiles. Either way, Paul became the Apostle that was needed. The rich young ruler is an example given of one who turns away from the possibility of serving God by rejecting Christs directions to "sell all that you have, and give it to the poor, and come and follow me." Instead the rich young ruler turned away sad, because he had great possessions. He didn't follow Christ. So, I believe man can indeed limit God's ability to do what he would will. God allows this, so it's not outside of his sovereignty.
    1 point
  23. BrotherTony

    Another Gospel

    I know of many Catholics who are saved...not by their churches terminology or practice, but by Biblical terminology and practice. My uncle is one of them. Many who are still insdie the RCC are trying to reform the church, or to at least take it into a new direction, back towards the Bible instead of towards papal teachings and edicts. I don't believe they'll ever do it, but it's not my call on where they serve the Lord. I don't answer for their choices. You'll make no enemy here, my friend. Addendum to this post: On the statement you made about taking up the subject of doctrine later? I'm sorry, but I don't believe that can be done. The Bible IS doctrine through and through, and that doctrine is our guide for our Christian walk. Some don't seem to understand the importance of doctrine, nor what it truly is.
    1 point
  24. Millions , maybe billions of idolators call on budhaha for help, and budhaa can do nothing for them , ever. They are confused, lost, mis-directed, and on the road to destruction. Jesus is not confused, even with my writing structure or lack thereof. (Delightfully!) Any question on what anything I post means, just ask for clarity specifically. It's really not difficult.
    1 point
  25. Yes, but anyone who is a threat to the reset will lose their rights aka be persecuted. There were other groups that suffered along with Christians during the times of persecution. The Muslims killed Christian, Jew, Hindu, pagan and the wrong type of Muslim alike throughout history. The Papists were butchering Jews, Christians, pagans and even Catholics who opposed their "overreach" or whose property they wanted. The Communists treat everyone fairly and murdered everyone equally. When the Antichrist shows up he won't persecute only believers. There will, IMO, be people who will not submit to his authority but who are also not believers.
    1 point
  26. BrotherTony

    Another Gospel

    I have asked Jeff several times to be more clear about his rambling statements, and to keep on the specifics. It's truly hard to follow some of his logic at times. But, we don't all communincate the same.
    1 point
  27. What I meant was, in context of sometimes being wrong in spiritual matters, that none of us have it all figured out yet. Like, there are biblical truths and things we can still learn, and none of us are above correction or challenging. And if JB Henry did, indeed have it ALL figured out, well, I guess at some point he no longer needed to study his Bible.
    1 point
  28. What's your definition of a "cult"? The word is thrown around by Christians like the word "legalism".
    1 point
  29. On Tuesday morning, billionaire Thomas Barrack, one of Trump's closest friends, was arrested in the Los Angeles area and charged with violating foreign-lobbying laws, making false statements, and obstructing justice. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/07/donald-trump-friend-thomas-barrack-arrested
    0 points
  30. Many of the unvaccinated are stating that they believe the C-19 virus is less of a danger than the vaccination! Of course, the government line is that this is "hooey," but we all know that our government isn't honest. Below is the article for anyone who wishes to read it. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/unvaccinated-americans-say-vaccines-are-riskier-than-covid-19-poll-finds/ar-AAMmYGr?ocid=chromentpnews
    0 points
  31. Everything I quote came from Everything I've posted came from scientific/medical community. Maybe you are wrong, brother.
    0 points
  32. Restrictions of one form gives freedom in other forms. Nothing is always one way only.
    -3 points
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