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Humor-Poems-Songs-Movies / Re: And We Know-
« Last post by RonnyTX on December 20, 2014, 05:55:56 PM »
Wow, datsa a lotta manna :o)


Ronny to Eaglesway:
True. :-)

And one of my favorite scripture verses,has to be Romans 8:28. :-) "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."  For it was 19 years ago now,when one night I was despairing over something and a thought about suicide, came into my mind;but just as soon as it did,God replaced that thought,with Romans 8:28. :-) And I immediately knew,was reminded of the fact,that no matter what,everything was going to be OK! :-)
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FROM THE DOCUMENTS OF RODGER TUTT #68

Is God a Failure? - Eleanor Garrod

Now that's a pretty poignant question. Or is it an insinuation? An inference? Or implication? Or is it truth, as many would have you believe? Have you ever heard a sermon by that title? I doubt if you have. But I'm certain you have heard many a sermon which has been riddled with such implications.
Allow me to rephrase the question: Have you ever heard a sermon stating that if you don't accept Jesus, you'll burn forever in hell? Ah, I knew I'd touch a raw nerve. You have, haven't you? If you heard that God is going to lose so much as one individual to the devil forever, then God is a failure.
If you have heard that the heathen (who have never had an opportunity to hear of Jesus) will be tormented forever for not believing in Him, then you've heard that God is a failure.
If you've heard that man's puny will can withstand the omnipotent will of God, and that man's will can paralyze God's will, then you have heard that God is a failure.
If you've heard that the Adversary outsmarted God in the garden of Eden, if you've heard that God did not want Adam and Eve to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, then you've heard that God is a failure.
If you've ever heard anyone affirm that God will lose 95% of His created beings that He's placed on planet earth, and will torment them forever, then you've clearly heard that God is a failure.
If the Good Shepherd is not willing that any should perish, and yet gets weary and gives up before He finds the last sheep that's lost, then you know that God is a failure.
If no one can come to Jesus except the Father draws him, and if the Father - eventually - does not draw every single person, then God is a failure.
What is the response of your heart to the poised question: Is God a failure? Ah, my heart says, "Nay, a billion nays." My heart has fallen in love with a God who does all things perfectly, and one day all will be made plain, and in the end He will become 'All in All' and for that day my heart does wait and meanwhile I rejoice and endure because I see Him, the invisible One.
By faith I see a Master Plan for the ages and beyond, and I know I am part of that plan, and for this I whisper, "Thank you, Jesus." I sing a song to my Beloved, Hallelujah!
In Love with Him, Eleanor Garrod
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Lounge / Workers in the vineyard and crucifixion.
« Last post by WhiteWings on December 20, 2014, 03:32:39 PM »
Personally I don't see any parallels between the vineyard parable (Mat 20) and crucifixion day besides the hours. Could be a coincidence but I severely doubt that. There is a reason that hours are mentioned in the parable and crucifixion events. Of course that doesn't prove they are related but lets just say it sparked my interest.

I'm sure you all know both the vineyard parable and crucifixion events so I'll just give a sort summary.

Mat 20:1 Workers are hired early. I assume at dawn.
Mark 15:1 Jesus is brought before court at dawn.

Mat 20:3 Someone stands in the market at the 3rd hour.
Mark 15:25 Pilate sentences Jesus to death a the 3rd hour.

Mat 20:5 More workers are hired at the 6th and 9th hour.
Mark 27:45 Darkness on the cross and death at the 9th hour.

Mat 20:6 11th hour more workers are hired.
No 11th hour is mentioned during crucifixion day but it is possibly the time He was put in the tomb.

As you see the times match perfectly, but I see nothing beyond that.
For example how is being sentenced to death related to being hired for  job?

Anyone?
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FORUM GUIDELINES and Admin Posts / Re: Forum Maintenance
« Last post by jabcat on December 20, 2014, 12:14:11 AM »
It was clear to me that this forum was under attack for a long time. I very often is see 1 or even 4 people registering at the same time. That very unlikely for a small forum like this.


Quoting a previous message it's something you can do. If the option exists in this forum it's just switching on an option. Nothing techy.

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Do you have email verification switched on? That way they have to reply to an email even before you get a registration request. Depending on the hack it may totally stop them because the email address is usually fake.  Or it doesn't help at all because the hack bypasses that step.

and was checking into adding a couple of antispam pieces.
http://www.peoplesign.com/main/officialDemo.html

That anti spam is easy for people and impossible for computers.

Same program different setting. Select "click the label". http://www.peoplesign.com/main/customize.html

thanks, karen's still checking things..as far as the email verification, since we're on admin approval setting for new members due to spamming, the only option i see for email verification is where i choose how to notify them of their approval...there's the option of 'approve and send email' or 'approve and require email verification'...it doesn't seem to me to be right up front at registration but rather buried in the approval options after they've registered and then awaiting approval
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Ok Rosey. It looks all so contradictory.

This church gets no compliment at all.
But Jesus knocks on their door to has her for marriage which is the biggest possible compliment.

Does Jesus wants a bride who's lukewarm, poor, blind and naked?

 :dontknow:

I believe being lukewarm, poor, blind and naked is the bride.
Glory to the risen Christ.   
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FORUM GUIDELINES and Admin Posts / Re: Forum Maintenance
« Last post by WhiteWings on December 19, 2014, 09:50:19 PM »
It was clear to me that this forum was under attack for a long time. I very often is see 1 or even 4 people registering at the same time. That very unlikely for a small forum like this.


Quoting a previous message it's something you can do. If the option exists in this forum it's just switching on an option. Nothing techy.

Quote
Do you have email verification switched on? That way they have to reply to an email even before you get a registration request. Depending on the hack it may totally stop them because the email address is usually fake.  Or it doesn't help at all because the hack bypasses that step.

and was checking into adding a couple of antispam pieces.
http://www.peoplesign.com/main/officialDemo.html

That anti spam is easy for people and impossible for computers.

Same program different setting. Select "click the label". http://www.peoplesign.com/main/customize.html



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FORUM GUIDELINES and Admin Posts / Re: Forum Maintenance
« Last post by jabcat on December 19, 2014, 09:32:11 PM »
she said she did update the forum and was checking into adding a couple of antispam pieces..

last night i deleted 310 spammer member requests, and now we're back up to over 100 in the past few hours...hopefully this stops it or dramatically slows it down
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FORUM GUIDELINES and Admin Posts / Re: Forum Maintenance
« Last post by jabcat on December 19, 2014, 09:30:39 PM »
 :dsunny:
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FORUM GUIDELINES and Admin Posts / Re: Forum Maintenance
« Last post by WhiteWings on December 19, 2014, 09:20:16 PM »
A saviour is near :-)
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Christian Life / Re: The New Testament was written in Hebrew (not Greek)
« Last post by eaglesway on December 19, 2014, 09:12:42 PM »
IMO it is not that simple, and that is why we labor as we do to insure proper translation/rendering of original thoughts and words.

For instance, the Latin Vulgate translated Sheol/Hades into Inferno. This introduced the yoking together of a Latin mindset concerning death and judgment distinctly different from the Hebrew thought connected to the word sheol- introducing the concept of flames in sheol, which was never there in the hebrew scriptures. 1500 years later, the KJV translators were translating from an incorrect Latin mindset and rendered the words sheol and gehenna, "hell" - imparting and reaffirming the whole abysmally distorted view of the doctrine of eternal judgment.
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