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    Invicta got a reaction from OlBrotherDC in Preterism - Phony as a Ford Corvette !   
    You have said all that before.
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    Invicta reacted to Ukulelemike in Whats for Supper...   
    Thanks for the concern. As of this morning, when she was on just room air for about 10 minutes using the restroom, she came back and checked her oxygen and was at about 89%, so getting better slowly. I suspect that even as she gets normal she will be staying on oxygen at night, probably just a low volume, for a while to come, just to keep things strengthened. 
     
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    Invicta reacted to Jim_Alaska in Whats for Supper...   
    Thank you for the update Mike, I will surely be in prayer about her and your health problems. Not being able to breath properly is extremely stressful.
    I hope the docs don't list it as Covid19 because of the respiratory and coughing she is experiencing. If I may be of any help just let me know, after all we are just a few hours away.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Whats for Supper...   
    I still have half of my pizza dough in the fridge so we will probably have pizza again for one meal.
    We can't have get togethers as we are in Lockdown.  We are only supposed to have those who we live with in the house. We are not supposed to have family members visiting.  Our neighbours have ignored that over the weekend as they have had large family barbecues for the last three days, 
    Every church and place of worship is closed, the first time that has happened for 600 years, when King John had a fall out with the pope. The Archbishop of Canterbury did a sermon on line from his kitchen.  I didn't listen to it, but I don't suppose it was very inspiring.
     
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in Whats for Supper...   
    I still have half of my pizza dough in the fridge so we will probably have pizza again for one meal.
    We can't have get togethers as we are in Lockdown.  We are only supposed to have those who we live with in the house. We are not supposed to have family members visiting.  Our neighbours have ignored that over the weekend as they have had large family barbecues for the last three days, 
    Every church and place of worship is closed, the first time that has happened for 600 years, when King John had a fall out with the pope. The Archbishop of Canterbury did a sermon on line from his kitchen.  I didn't listen to it, but I don't suppose it was very inspiring.
     
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in COVID-19 The Globalist Left's Insurance Policy   
    Boris Johnson is in St Thomas' Hospital.  That is where i was born.   He has handed some powers to his deputy.  We pray for his recovery.
    Please pray for our NHS.  Thousands of retired doctors and nurses had volunterted to return to work.
    Meanwhile here is one nurse asking for prayers.
     
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    Invicta got a reaction from wretched in COVID-19 The Globalist Left's Insurance Policy   
    Boris Johnson is in St Thomas' Hospital.  That is where i was born.   He has handed some powers to his deputy.  We pray for his recovery.
    Please pray for our NHS.  Thousands of retired doctors and nurses had volunterted to return to work.
    Meanwhile here is one nurse asking for prayers.
     
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    Invicta got a reaction from PastorMatt in COVID-19 The Globalist Left's Insurance Policy   
    Boris Johnson is in St Thomas' Hospital.  That is where i was born.   He has handed some powers to his deputy.  We pray for his recovery.
    Please pray for our NHS.  Thousands of retired doctors and nurses had volunterted to return to work.
    Meanwhile here is one nurse asking for prayers.
     
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in COVID-19 The Globalist Left's Insurance Policy   
    Boris Johnson has been taken to hospital.  I hope he recovers.
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    Invicta reacted to PastorMatt in COVID-19 The Globalist Left's Insurance Policy   
    Will be praying for his health. Has he ever mentioned if he has ever accepted Christ?
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    Invicta got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in Social Distancing   
    My granddaughter who is 11 on April 1st, has had to cancel her birthday party and asked if we could have family conference call on WhatsApp
    instead. 
    My sister who will be 80 on 7th April has had to cancel her celebrationsas well.Her eldest son .  He has written:
    As many as possible bring cakes with candles on and between them we could have 80 candles for mum to 'blow out' - feel free to do that if you can/want, and at the end we can all sing happy birthday, As many as possible to send me photos in advance - these need to either include a photo of mum or a picture of an event that took place during her life time - the critical thing is that you must know the year of the photo/event; you don't need to tell me but we will use the photos for a quiz on the day so then you can reveal the year once we have all had a chance t guess it. He hasn't said what platform he would be using . We usually use Messenger or WhatsApp. We stopped using Skype because the others give a more reliable service.
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in Social Distancing   
    My granddaughter who is 11 on April 1st, has had to cancel her birthday party and asked if we could have family conference call on WhatsApp
    instead. 
    My sister who will be 80 on 7th April has had to cancel her celebrationsas well.Her eldest son .  He has written:
    As many as possible bring cakes with candles on and between them we could have 80 candles for mum to 'blow out' - feel free to do that if you can/want, and at the end we can all sing happy birthday, As many as possible to send me photos in advance - these need to either include a photo of mum or a picture of an event that took place during her life time - the critical thing is that you must know the year of the photo/event; you don't need to tell me but we will use the photos for a quiz on the day so then you can reveal the year once we have all had a chance t guess it. He hasn't said what platform he would be using . We usually use Messenger or WhatsApp. We stopped using Skype because the others give a more reliable service.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Ukulelemike in Separation over doctrine.   
    Yes I agree with you.
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    Invicta reacted to PastorMatt in Seriously?   
    Did I miss something?
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in Social Distancing   
    My granddaughter who is 11 on April 1st, has had to cancel her birthday party and asked if we could have family conference call on WhatsApp
    instead. 
    My sister who will be 80 on 7th April has had to cancel her celebrationsas well.Her eldest son .  He has written:
    As many as possible bring cakes with candles on and between them we could have 80 candles for mum to 'blow out' - feel free to do that if you can/want, and at the end we can all sing happy birthday, As many as possible to send me photos in advance - these need to either include a photo of mum or a picture of an event that took place during her life time - the critical thing is that you must know the year of the photo/event; you don't need to tell me but we will use the photos for a quiz on the day so then you can reveal the year once we have all had a chance t guess it. He hasn't said what platform he would be using . We usually use Messenger or WhatsApp. We stopped using Skype because the others give a more reliable service.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Preterism - Phony as a Ford Corvette !   
    You have said all that before.
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in Coronavirus - Is your church taking any measures?   
    Update.  The government have now given their new advice and it is not as bad as we were given to believe.  Those of us over 70 have been advised top self isolate for 12 weeks.  They may introduce penalties if people don't comply. I have been told that Iceland stores are setting 2 hours, 9-11am tomorrow exclusively for those who are self isolating.  I spoke to our pastor this morning and said we would stay at home and listen to the services online for the immediate future and he agreed.  He is considering what to do about services and will consult with members. 
    It is my birthday on Saturday and I was planning to take our family to a meal at the Everest Inn, a Nepalese which is popular with the family, but I will need to put that off.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Rebecca in Coronavirus - Is your church taking any measures?   
    Update.  The government have now given their new advice and it is not as bad as we were given to believe.  Those of us over 70 have been advised top self isolate for 12 weeks.  They may introduce penalties if people don't comply. I have been told that Iceland stores are setting 2 hours, 9-11am tomorrow exclusively for those who are self isolating.  I spoke to our pastor this morning and said we would stay at home and listen to the services online for the immediate future and he agreed.  He is considering what to do about services and will consult with members. 
    It is my birthday on Saturday and I was planning to take our family to a meal at the Everest Inn, a Nepalese which is popular with the family, but I will need to put that off.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in Coronavirus - Is your church taking any measures?   
    Update.  The government have now given their new advice and it is not as bad as we were given to believe.  Those of us over 70 have been advised top self isolate for 12 weeks.  They may introduce penalties if people don't comply. I have been told that Iceland stores are setting 2 hours, 9-11am tomorrow exclusively for those who are self isolating.  I spoke to our pastor this morning and said we would stay at home and listen to the services online for the immediate future and he agreed.  He is considering what to do about services and will consult with members. 
    It is my birthday on Saturday and I was planning to take our family to a meal at the Everest Inn, a Nepalese which is popular with the family, but I will need to put that off.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Alan in Coronavirus - Is your church taking any measures?   
    Here in England all sports events have been cancelled,  Our local elections have been put off from May till May next year. Over 70's have been told to self isolate for 2 weeks, but it seems it may be extended to mandatory self isolation for 4 months with a £1,000 fins if you don't comply. Shelves in many stores are emptying of toilet rolls and long lasting foods.  I saw a report on the news today in which they visited a street market to ask about shortages.  One stall had a sign "Spend £10 and get a free toilet roll."
    Our church has had services as normal, although I haven't been for two weeks as both my wife and I have had sore throats and been coughing a lot and are supposed to be self isolating if we show any of those symptoms.  It was our Sunday Schoolprizegiving this afternoon and it went ahead as usual.
    Our previous church was closed today as the visiting  preacher who was travelling from a distance, called and said he had just had a call to say that someone he spent an evening with a day or two before had been tested positive and was told it was better for him to return home because it would be better for him to be ill there than away from home.  A member of the church said he would preach today, but be suddenly got a very high temperature and several leaders of the church had been with him just before, they cancelled the Sunday services  and are all self isolating. It is a very small church.
    My wife and I are both self isolating as we are both over 80. We are not looking forward to being confined for 4 months. Although I can spend time on my allotment which is just through a gate at the bottom of our garden. 
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    Invicta reacted to HappyChristian in Coronavirus - Is your church taking any measures?   
    Yes, the epicenter is King County (good metaphor...King County is the cause of most of our political problems here in the state LOL), with Spokane being the next largest problem. Even with that, considering the numbers who are listed as having the virus, it is a negligible number in comparison to the flu. The flu has also killed more people than this has. However, the flu is so common that government would have a hard time mandating the closure of things and thus bottoming out the economy. Well, other than toilet paper manufacturers. LOL
    I'm glad you had 18 yesterday. And a visitor to boot! We had 5 in Sunday School and 7 in the main service, 5 last night. Some of our members (as I mentioned my mom) have self-quarantined due to colds. One member lives with his sister, brother-in-law, and niece (plus other family members). His BIL and niece both have major health issues that are actually terminial, so they are quarantined by doctor's order. They are also members of our church. Anyway, this member now has a cold and so is staying home - and virtually stuck in his room, because his niece is convinced he has covid (which has entirely different symptoms from what he has) and is afraid she will contract it. Understandable, because if she gets it, it will kill her most likely. However, that is a picture of what the media hype has done to people. Created a fear within them that makes them afraid of their own family. Small wonder that the majority of people have no issues with government mandated closures and limits on gatherings.
    My husband is preaching on the different aspect of Christ this month. Yesterday he spoke  on Christ as Creator. He also was able to emphasize that we oughtn't let fear run our lives. I'm thankful for pastors who can actually comfort their people in this way!
     
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    Don't get me wrong - I don't want anybody sick. But I am tired of the hype. More people - VASTLY more - have survived the virus than have died from it. 
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    Invicta got a reaction from Rebecca in Coronavirus - Is your church taking any measures?   
    Here in England all sports events have been cancelled,  Our local elections have been put off from May till May next year. Over 70's have been told to self isolate for 2 weeks, but it seems it may be extended to mandatory self isolation for 4 months with a £1,000 fins if you don't comply. Shelves in many stores are emptying of toilet rolls and long lasting foods.  I saw a report on the news today in which they visited a street market to ask about shortages.  One stall had a sign "Spend £10 and get a free toilet roll."
    Our church has had services as normal, although I haven't been for two weeks as both my wife and I have had sore throats and been coughing a lot and are supposed to be self isolating if we show any of those symptoms.  It was our Sunday Schoolprizegiving this afternoon and it went ahead as usual.
    Our previous church was closed today as the visiting  preacher who was travelling from a distance, called and said he had just had a call to say that someone he spent an evening with a day or two before had been tested positive and was told it was better for him to return home because it would be better for him to be ill there than away from home.  A member of the church said he would preach today, but be suddenly got a very high temperature and several leaders of the church had been with him just before, they cancelled the Sunday services  and are all self isolating. It is a very small church.
    My wife and I are both self isolating as we are both over 80. We are not looking forward to being confined for 4 months. Although I can spend time on my allotment which is just through a gate at the bottom of our garden. 
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    Invicta got a reaction from wretched in Coronavirus - Is your church taking any measures?   
    Here in England all sports events have been cancelled,  Our local elections have been put off from May till May next year. Over 70's have been told to self isolate for 2 weeks, but it seems it may be extended to mandatory self isolation for 4 months with a £1,000 fins if you don't comply. Shelves in many stores are emptying of toilet rolls and long lasting foods.  I saw a report on the news today in which they visited a street market to ask about shortages.  One stall had a sign "Spend £10 and get a free toilet roll."
    Our church has had services as normal, although I haven't been for two weeks as both my wife and I have had sore throats and been coughing a lot and are supposed to be self isolating if we show any of those symptoms.  It was our Sunday Schoolprizegiving this afternoon and it went ahead as usual.
    Our previous church was closed today as the visiting  preacher who was travelling from a distance, called and said he had just had a call to say that someone he spent an evening with a day or two before had been tested positive and was told it was better for him to return home because it would be better for him to be ill there than away from home.  A member of the church said he would preach today, but be suddenly got a very high temperature and several leaders of the church had been with him just before, they cancelled the Sunday services  and are all self isolating. It is a very small church.
    My wife and I are both self isolating as we are both over 80. We are not looking forward to being confined for 4 months. Although I can spend time on my allotment which is just through a gate at the bottom of our garden. 
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    Invicta reacted to Alan in Scientific Facts in the Bible.   
    Brethren,
    In my current project to put his study in PDF form, and since the the time I made this lesson, I read the book, "The Twilight of Evolution," by Dr. Henry Morris. I am going to add this quote, found on page 71, concerning the water, or hydrologic, cycle of the earth, by Dr. Morris to this lesson, " Waters are evaporated from the oceans (Psalm 33:7), carried inland by the winds (Ecclesiastes 1:6) caused to encounter particles of dust and sea salt to serve as nuclei of condensation (Proverbs 8:26), condense into liquid water droplets in the form of clouds, (Job 26:8), which in turn under the proper conditions coalesce and fall as rain (Job 36:27-28), providing water for maintenance of life on the earth (Isaiah 55:10), and finally return by the rivers to the oceans from which they come (Ecclesiastes 1:7)." 
    The scientific accuracy of the scriptures is amazing!
    God Bless!
    Alan
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    Invicta reacted to Ukulelemike in Post-Trib Rapture?   
    And again, you are misrepresenting what I said. I merely said that David Cloud holds the Pre-trib rapture to be a fundamental of the faith, and that, according to MY understanding as a Fundamentalist, (AT LEAST IN THE EYES OF SOME FUNDAMENTALISTS), a fundamental is a matter of salvation. I further clarified that David Cloud has said that it is a subject worthy of separation, BUT NEVER SAID HE BELIEVES IT TO BE A MATTER OF SALVATION. If I seemed to imply that, I apologize, I didn't mean to.
    WHETHER or not he holds to Fundamentals as salvations issues, I don't know-I suspect NOT because he, like myself, holds to many more things as fundamentals than the basic five that many believe to be the fundamentals of the faith, being:
    "1. The Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1; John 20:28; Hebrews 1:8-9).  2. The Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27). 3. The Blood Atonement (Acts 20:28; Romans 3:25, 5:9; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:12-14). 4. The Bodily Resurrection (Luke 24:36-46; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 15:14-15). 5. The inerrancy of the scriptures themselves (Psalms 12:6-7; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20)."
    In no way have I misrepresented David Cloud-I do not know if he holds that all fundamentals are salvation issues, but I DO know that he believes the pre-trib rapture IS a fundamental and it is worthy of separation. If you disagree with that, you can read it yourself:  https://www.wayoflife.org/reports/another_church_enters_post-tributional_wilderness.php     Here is a small quote from the article:     "I am sad to report that Pastor Charlie Haddad and Joshua Koura of Grace Bible Baptist Church of New Castle, NSW, have abandoned the fundamental doctrine of the Pre-tribulational Rapture and are wandering in the aforementioned wilderness. Though they admit that they haven’t come to a settled position (and therefore should be keeping their mouths shut as learners instead of teachers), they have become sowers of doubt and confusion.

    I have a personal stake in this, because last October I preached a Bible conference at Grace and assisted in the ordination of Joshua. Now I must withdraw my participation in that ordination and my support of that church. "
    My main point I sought to make, is that the Bible does not clearly teach any specific timing for the rapture, though it DOES clearly teach a literal pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ-but please, show me clearly where we see Him returning before the tribulation period. I was raised pre-trib, grew up pre-trib, and after a considerable study, I changed my position because I found it wanting.  But that's just the problem, ALL the timing positions are wanting, all are full of assumptions, and every one of them lacks anything specific, EXCEPT, as clearly seen in Rev 14:14-17. This is the only passage that clearly shows Jesus in the clouds reaping the earth, the ripe harvest, just prior to the outpouring of the vials of wrath. THAT is the beginning of wrath, not Rev 6, THAT is tribulation-there is a clear separation between them, as seen in the trumpets and the vials. Trumpets are judgments, vials are wrath. Those with the Spirit of God are protected from the judgments through being marked by the Holy Spirit, which means we could potentially be living then, but protected from God's judgment. 
    And again, I do not declare this as an absolute doctrime, because again, I am making assumptions, as well, but the bottom line is, while I greatly respect Dr. Cloud in , as I said, 99.5% of his teachings, I disagree here. I am not angry at him, and I don't take his stance personally, I merely state what we has made clear in association with the OP. I do not hold that anyone who disagree with me is my enemy, and I don't even see it as a reason to separate, UNLESS, as some I know on all sides of the aisle, it becomes such a  matter of contention, that the contention, itself, becomes reason for separation. 
    By the way, for what it matters, I use quite a bit of Dr. Cloud's material-currently I have a class going using his 1 year discipleship course, and am awaiting his Digital Baptist Library. I have greatly appreciated and benefitted from his work and material, I just happen to disagree with him in this. 
     
    Edited to include: From this article, https://www.wayoflife.org/database/is_fundamentalism_merely_five_fundamentals.html  David Cloud makes it clear that he does NOT hold to the idea of the fundamentals only being "the Five" and all salvation issues.  So I do, indeed, recognize that fact, and again, if I seemed to imply otherwise, I did not and I apologize. 
     
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