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Brother Stafford

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  1. I have never heard of fornication to mean all sexual sin before now, but I am still a neophyte. I have been under the impression that fornication, in the context of Matthew 5:32, is to mean physical sexual activity before one is married. If fornication can be used to encompass all sexual sin, it would seem redundant to use it in that way when followed by a specifically named sexual sin. It seems like, in that context, it would be saying, (Matthew 5:32) But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit formication: and who
  2. One thing I do avoid is referring to the Greek and Hebrew. I have heard many people say, "A little Greek is a dangerous thing." I am confident that the translators of the King James Bible had a far greater understanding of Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic (and many other languages) than anyone alive today. I don't think that looking up a bit of Greek or even studying it for a few years of college, prepares one for attempting to dissect the scriptures. I do not believe the KJV to be inspired as the original texts were, but I do believe that God worked directly with the men who created the KJV. I
  3. Personally, I don't believe in study Bibles. I believe it's important to keep God's words separate from man's words. I have Wilmington's Guide to the Bible, the Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible and Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary. I also have a shelf full of collected antiquarian books that contain sermons and many old dictionaries, but I stick to those three listed when I need assistance. I can't imagine having a commentary alongside of God's word. I used the NIV study bible before I knew any better and I think the concept is just awful. I think it's just laziness, so one does not h
  4. I was thinking of trading in my M&P 9c for a 9mm Shield. Still undecided. I guess my only issue is having to give up the capacity.
  5. I wear plugs and muffs. The pain is due to a condition that I have called hyperacusis.
  6. These are the only ones I have. I alternate them, depending upon what I am wearing, as my EDC. I got started late in life and only a few years before I damaged my ears. I used to go to the local range, once a week or so, with a friend of mine, but since I damaged my ears, I only go once or twice a year. I go to an outdoor range (The Pit in Lapeer, Mich.) early in the morning, before anyone is there because the sound of gunfire is so painful now. I'm looking to get a shotgun for the house, though.
  7. I'm an idiot. No, really, I'm an idiot.
  8. That looks like a pipe cutter roller mark about 1/4" back from the end of the barrel, no?
  9. I am something of a bibliophile, (with Luddite-like tendencies) so I will never welcome electronic devices as anything even close to primary use. A large number of studies show that there is something about physically doing things with tangible, non electronic devices, that allows for better retention of information and skill. From personal experience, I find this to be true. Knowing where stories are located in a physical Bible allow for a linear mnemonic timeline, of sorts, to be visualized in one's mind. The subject of mnemonics can be a series of threads in and of itself, but the g
  10. I'm going to be planting as many edible perennials as I can this year. Does anyone have recommendations for good, high yield perennials? This is what I am planning so far: Asparagus Jerusalem Artichoke (sunchoke) Raspberries Blueberries Blackberries By the way, I'm in Southeast Michigan (Zone 6a)
  11. From what I have read so far, the Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) is the safest, tastiest and most common.
  12. Sister Salyan, I hope I have not come across short; sometimes what I type comes across differently than what is intended. If I have come across coarse, I apologize. Thank you for your suggestions. I think I may have found the culprit. I have suggested that a friend of mine join the OB forum and told him to look around the site to see if he would be interested. I had forgotten to log out of my account and it looks like he was looking around quite thoroughly. When you suggested that I look at the "follow" options, I saw that it was changed to "One email per day with all new content f
  13. I don't believe it's about them not being able to get it right. I believe that they intentionally misrepresent biblical stories. Since things like the Fantastic Four are fictional, there's nothing to "get right;" they're just manipulating fiction. I think part of the goal is to create an environment where people no longer accept the concepts of facts or absolute truth.
  14. I stand corrected. My apologies. They are so similar that I get them confused. I have never been a fan of comics and the older I get, the more I not only don't care for them, but I believe them to be dangerous. I have created another thread on this topic here: The Dangers of Superheroes and Fantasy.
  15. I have never been a fan of comics and the older I get, the more I not only don't care for them, but I believe them to be dangerous. Here is a documentary called, "The Replacement Gods." It is done by a group of Seventh Day Adventists, but I believe the points they make are very valid. David Cloud also wrote a good article warning about fantasy called, "Fantasy Dangers."
  16. No, the default is still to automatically notify of replies, all of the threads, of which I am a part, have the "notify me of replies" button selected, but I am only receiving seemingly sporadic notification; regardless of whether I am quoted, liked or whatever.
  17. The Last Temptation of Christ was "just a novel." The Great Divorce is “just a novel.” The DaVinci Code is “just a novel.” The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is “just a novel.” The Exorcist is "jut a novel." Just because it's a novel, it doesn't mean that it isn't heretical or blasphemous.
  18. Until now, I have gotten notifications of people liking my posts and replying to my posts with out without quoting me. The "Notify me of replies" is always selected by default. I did get notification of the post in which you quoted me, but I have not received notification of other posts in which I have ben quoted.
  19. I am aware of that. I have to go through and actually look at the latest posts in the threads, to which I have posted, in order to see if there is something new. However, I do get notifications of some of them. I was notified that Brother Jim liked one of my posts, but I didn't get a notification that you replied to this one.
  20. I was just thinking that some members or visitors might be asking this question seriously. Anyone who has done research on the subjects of gardening, hunting, beekeeping &c., has discovered the glut of hippy-dippy-new-age-evolutionist-mumbo-jumbo (often accompanied with foul language) that is very often attached to the information. As a Christian, I get tired of having to wade through all of that sort of thing in order to get to the useful information. I much prefer to learn about and discuss working with God's creation with others who are aware of the true origins and purposes of
  21. A few days ago, I noticed that I am no longer getting all notifications. I have not yet recognized a pattern. For example, I received both an email notification (in my apple mail) and a red bell notification (at the top of the OB page) for one of Brother Jim's posts in the new Homesteading section, but received neither kind of notification when Sister Salyan posted in the same topic. Has anyone got any thoughts on the matter?
  22. Whenever any project is started, a workspace is required and supplies are needed. This area of the forum will contain many discussions about many different aspects of what occurs on homesteads; from large, multi acre farms, to small, possibly suburban plots. As we gather our supplies and begin our projects, let us first take a moment to consider the original and grandest of all homesteading projects ever undertaken. (Genesis 1:1-31) "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. {2} And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Sp
  23. Thank you so very much, brother. I look forward to reading your input here.
  24. What great information! it is encouraging to hear first hand accounts of techniques like this. My back is also not what it used to be and I am thinking of the same things of which you spoke, regarding cost and efficiency. Thank you.
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