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Danny Carlton

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  1. I started this last year, finding a verse for each day where the chapter matched the month and the verse matched the day. I've been posting them to my social media accounts, but I thought I could post them here, too. If you want to see the script I created which lists all the verse for the current day go to http://myopenbible.org/_votd.php. I create the images using my site http://mybiblememes.com/
  2. Before writing was invented, people greatly respected the integrity of oral history. The narrative would then have been passed down from the various people involved. Adam would have been the author of the beginning of Genesis, various others might have contributed based on relevance and importance of their contribution. But it was Moses who authorized and ordered it being recorded into writing and those he authorized continued to write it to include his death. That would be Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers. Deuteronomy was added later during the reign of Josiah when another written record was found. There's no mention of who authored it, but it matches the first four books enough to verify it's accuracy.
  3. So you're argument and defense of your viewpoint is that logic is unscriptural and should be avoided by Christians? Doesn't address what I wrote.
  4. You are using the natural ambiguity of language to "force" the Bible to say things it clearly does not say. God told Adam and Eve that on the day they ate the fruit they would die. On that day the process of death began. Often the initiation, the process and the conclusion are referred to by the same noun or verb. Since we understand what is sin, yet do not have the capacity to resist it the curse of sin inhabits us all from birth, but does not actually become sin until we make the choice to sin. The Bible was intended to be read with common sense, not blind devotion to vague concepts that defy logic. God is the God of logic, not the God of confusion.
  5. When I decided to redo https://kjBible.org, I wanted to copy the look and feel of the older (1700s) Bibles. I found scans of the 1769 King James bible online (in DPF format) and downloaded it to use as a guide. I'm only able to work at it occasionally and my regular job permits. Recently, though, I've been working on page layout for my site https://byTheFireplace.com and was able to get it to display the pages like a book (an example can be viewed at https://dev.bythefireplace.com/Fiction/Christian/442-The-Innocence-of-Father-Brown/chapter-1/test/#page-1 ) I'm hoping to be able to use that technique to lay the pages at kjBible.org out just like the pages of a Bible, so that it will format in two columns with the crossreference on the outside of each column, and possible even do it two pages wide while in landscape mode. On https://myOpenBible.org I wanted to make the basic traditional, paragraph and reading formats, but eventually (I haven't done it yet) make the style sheets adjustable with examples so people could design their own Bible layout with their own fonts, colors, and hide or include the extras (outline, crossreference, etc.)
  6. The Master Study Bible is published by Holman Press. I used the Holman crossreference for my sites, https://myOpenBible.org, https://phpBible.org and https://kjBible.org. (I also have the Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge crossreference, but it is massive, leaving me with the problem of having too many crossreference verses to fit in the margin). The verses you mention only partly match up the the Holman crossreference I have, so they may have changed it.
  7. Here is how I have defined "Legalism" and "Liberalism" in regards to Christianity and the Bible. God's word expresses both Obedience and Compassion. Those two will ALWAYS be in balance. Legalists place Obedience above Compassion to the point that Compassion is trivialized and more often than not completely dismissed entirely. Liberals place Compassion above Obedience to the point that Obedience is trivialized and more often than not dismissed entirely. However, the practice of Legalism always results in disobedience, because true Obedience factors in Compassion. (Example: the men who wanted to stone the adulteress, yet ignored her partner, who she committed adultery with) As well, Liberalism leads to cruelty, as true Obedience always brings with it adequate Compassion (example: people claiming homosexuality is not a sin, thereby condemning people to live a horrible life chained to sin.)
  8. This is funny. Anyone of any intelligence knows that masks are worthless in stopping the spread of disease among the population, and actually creates health hazards instead of preventing them. It's political theater, and nothing more.
  9. In the New testament the word Prophet (προφήτης) can mean either a speaker or someone who predicts the future. Since the Bible mentions a lot of things that hasn't happened yet, whenever we tell people about the prophecies of the Bible, we are literally acting as a prophet. Yes, there are people who profess the truths of God, and in that meaning of the word they are modern day prophets. And also there are people who warn about the things the Bible say will happen, so they also are prophets of God. But I think what you really mean are those who claim to know of future events not mentioned in the Bible. The Bible is very clear about such people. If they are truly a prophet of God, then God will give them things to say that will prove they are from God. But if they predict something that doesn't come true, it's a sign that they are not of God. Some charismatic denominations get a bit over enthusiastic about prophecy and will predict things, and then ignore when the predictions don't come true, meaning they are more interested in pretending to be prophets than actually following God's word.
  10. You assume the condemnation of sin is some arbitrary attribute, genetically handed down. What we inherit from Adam is both the knowledge of right and wrong coupled with the inability to always choose what is right. That creates sin, and condemns us. It's not until a child reaches the age of accountability that they make a sinful choice, and at that point become a sinner, in need of salvation. Sin is something we do. A sin nature is something we inherit, but doesn't become sin until we make that first choice to sin, understanding that it's wrong. Our sin nature itself does not condemn us, our choice to sin does.
  11. You could offer a definition, I could offer a definition, but there would result in thousands of other definitions disagreeing with either. The old rules of "Before you begin a debate, define the terms" seems to have been completely ignored when it comes to Calvinism. I wonder if the ignore it when Armenians discuss Arminianism?
  12. But whether that belief denotes mere Calvinism or hyper-Calvinism is the question and different people have different answers.
  13. I've found that when one person uses the word "Calvinism" it rarely means what everyone else thinks it means. There are a lot of different types of Calvinism, some of them hyper-Calvinism, some of them simply "once saved always saved"-ism. You can't assume any one speaker is using your exact definition. You have to feel out what exactly they mean. For my part, I consider myself a 4.5 point Calvinist, because one of the points is often interpreted in a different way than I interpret it. And that presents another problem, even the very points of Calvinism (TULIP) can be interpreted differently, mean two "5-point" Calvinists may disagree a lot, but both still consider themselves staunch Calvinists. I've found some people who denounce Calvinism can be more staunch Calvinists that some who claim they actually are Calvinist.
  14. There's no such thing. If any news source attempted to take a neutral position on the news they would instantly be labeled "Right Wing Extremist" by the Left. Unless they are willing to lie for the Collectivists, they are, by default, "Right Wing".
  15. A lot of people are on MeWe, and not paying for it. I don't pay for it. They push the membership, but it's still voluntary. For causal, non-political social networking it seems to be getting the bulk of Facebook refugees. For that you just need a live streaming video. Rumble.com is another that's competing with YouTube.
  16. I find myself in a place where I have no idea how we will pay this month's bills. I've been supporting my family as a freelance web developer for the past 10 years and we've always had money coming in from somewhere, but my freelance clients have dwindled down to just a few and the website I was relying on as a financial backup also petered out and is now defunct. I know God will come through and provide, but the stress of times like this is always what's worse. So I'm asking for prayer for strength to trust in God's plan. He knows what He's doing, but it's very hard not to worry and fret over every little thing that I do, whether I'm doing enough, too little or too much.
  17. No, of course not. It was obvious what I meant. Have you ever been to a Evangelical Free church, or a Conservative Bible Church? Theologically they are almost identical to most Baptist denominations. Even denominations like Church of Christ and Assembly of God, you have the theological point of beliving one can lose their salvation, but does believing that make one lost? There's a big difference between wrong and lost. I doubt any of us are dead on on everything, so let's hope our salvation isn't dependant on hving every nuance of theology correct. There's a core of beliefs that are crucial to salvation, and that's the real factor. They rest falls in to place if you are sincerely seeking Christ. I've met plenty of people saved in one denomination that then migrated to another one they reached a place where they were ready to accept the truth on some point (like once saved always saved or whether or not Baptism is required for salvation)
  18. As I was upgrading the phpBible.org script, it occured to me that I had all the necessary components to make it a simple content management system, so low-budget churches and ministries could use it to build thier web site for free. I decided to rename it Salt & Light CMS ( http://saltandlightcms.org ) and have the Bible search part finished and functional. In the next few weeks or months I'll be building the CMS part then putting it together into an downloadable and installable package. This first version will be very simple with just the ability to create, edit and link pages. Future ugrades will include additional functions light calander of events, member login, sub-sections for groups within the church (like sunday school classes, choir, etc.) I plan on it to always be free. Since I purchase a nice software package last year that allows me to quickly create nice web templates, I can produce a lot of templates for the CMS so churches can install and launch very quickly with only a small amount of editing. Check it out, because even the Bible part has lots of improvements.
  19. I disagree. I've studied many different denominations, and while theological difference get noticed more, the other 3 reasons (worship style, mission funding and organizational structure) make up a lot more of the differences. Hstorically, the #1 reason for someone creating a new denomination was their concern that there were too many denominations, so they started a new one, that they assumed would be the one everyone would conform to.
  20. It's possible, using Facebook Connect, to allow current accounts here, to be linke dto their Facebook accounts. This would allow those of use that had accounts before you began allowing FB login, to link up, them log in via Facebook. I added this functionality to a project I'm working on so I can go through some of the coding if you need it. Since I'm not linked to FB through this site, I don't know, but is it allowed to have messages posted here, noted as a FB update on the member's FB account? If not, that would be a good idea, because it would cross promote this site to member's friends.
  21. Saw just enough to tell it was a biased hack piece, and turned it off.
  22. Worship style is one of the 4 big reasons for differing denominations. Some people prefer a more lively worship, some prefer a quiet, some like a lot fo structure and "liturgy". I don't see how there's anything wrong with any of them, as long as it's a means to the end of worshipping God and focusing on Him, and not just a way to achieve an emotional buzz. One danger comes from assuming your method of worship is superior, and e=other are wrong by not doing it the way you prefer.
  23. So does the Bible on this site http://www.onlinebaptist.com/KJV, which is powered by http://phpAv.com, which is powered by http://phpBible.com, all of which have both Strong's and the Internet Public Domain Lexicon.
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