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Religion & Theology / Re: Three Days and Three Nights
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:09:46 AM »
rstrats, I cannot think of any examples, but I have explored the issue that you're referring to. The bible can be interpreted either way because the writers were writing from two different vantage/sociological viewpoints. The first vantage point was from the Sadducees and the second vantage point was from the Pharisees. It deals with high holy days where one particular high holy day intersected with a Saturday sabbath. A similar issue occurs in Catholicism, which has feast days (instead of Jewish high holy days). For example, if a Catholic feast day occurs on a Thursday or a Friday, it is possible for the Catholic bishops to tell the parishioners that they are not obligated to go to the feast day on Thursday or Friday because it is so close to Sunday (or for Jews, Thursday or Friday is so close to the Saturday sabbath). It is very complicated. However, I did not give you a concrete black and white example BECAUSE the issue is so complicated. :-)

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Politics / Re: Can Western Civilization in America be saved?
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:01:00 AM »
Recently I saw a powerful video by Os Guinness, who is a very renowned sociologist called, "A Free People's Suicide." With out of control immigration, immense national debt, and a people who have forgotten how we got to where we are, can the USA rebound and regain our moral and civic strength, or are we done altogether? Our framers were not perfect, but the republic they set up, and even died for, gave us a great society. Yes, there were issues like slavery, but the Constitution was hostile to that, and it eventually brought about its end. This is a must watch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufVmNpefWkM

The Constitution was designed for a moral people and it will not work if a majority of the population is not moral.

For the first 150 years of the United States, annual taxes (per person) was between 1 and 3 percent of their salary. Now it's around 25%, although President Trump has a dream to lower it down to 15% (which has not happened yet).

Lastly, at the academic level in sociology, Marxism is being pushed and taught. It is the antithesis of the Constitution. Thank goodness the Lord anointed Trump to be president because he is a wrecking ball to political correctness.

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Religion & Theology / Re: Pedophilia
« on: December 21, 2015, 08:32:40 AM »
It is and almost has to be the "scarlet letter" in church's because of the high recidivism rate among those who abuse the young.  I've had to deal with several in church's where I've been in leadership, and they are under strict rules of where they can and cannot go to the point of even needing an adult escort to use the bathroom.

Being in a church leadership position (in that regard) would be extremely difficult i.e. it's very unsavory to have to deal pedafiles-in-the-church who have asked for forgiveness, but who are still having issues. That's one of those things that you don't think about, until you're in a leadership position.  Again, pedafilic thoughts are demonic in origin.

Our American generation has seen a fast and furious moral decline, to the point where SCOTUS has ruled that homosexuality and homosexual marriage is a Constitutionally protected right. That is a big pendulum swing, considering that it used to be a criminal offense just a few years ago. And then in 1973, SCOTUS ruled that abortions (killing human life) is also a protected right. This legally protected moral decline of American law is not in-line with the Word of God.

All blessings come from the Lord, to include the prosperity and security of the United States. I'm concerned that spiritual judgement will follow the moral depravity that is being embraced at the highest legal levels in our nation.  The wheels of God move slowly, but finely.

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Religion & Theology / Re: Pedophilia
« on: December 19, 2015, 07:19:38 PM »
After taking with victims of this 'sickness' I thought, to me, the issue is not if convicted pedofiles should have prostatectomies and orchidectomies, the question is should they use anaesthetic or not.

That might just give them enough strength to stop this.

Pedophilic thoughts or desires are demonic in origin.

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Science / Re: Pakistani water-kit: Fuel your vehicle on water
« on: July 29, 2015, 08:46:45 AM »
The title of this next article is "Lamp runs on nothing but saltwater."

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/stories/lamp-runs-nothing-saltwater

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Science / Re: Pakistani water-kit: Fuel your vehicle on water
« on: July 25, 2015, 11:17:43 AM »
Here is an interesting chart that shows the progress of various kinds of fuels:



https://g.foolcdn.com/editorial/images/171588/eia-history-of-fuel_large.png

IMO hydropower as a fuel source is the next big energy boom, particularly learning how to harness the power of the ocean ie:
- harnessing the power of horizontal inflow and outflow
- harnessing the power of vertical (up and down) action of oceanic waters.
The U.S. Navy is testing it in Hawaii right now.

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Science / Re: Pakistani water-kit: Fuel your vehicle on water
« on: July 23, 2015, 02:28:39 PM »
I'm not a scientist but this seems like a bunch of nonsense. They talk about HHO gas. What is that? H2O. Which we all know is water and what is water in the form of gas? It's called steam!  I seriously doubt that too many gas engines would run very long on steam.

With all the tree huggers out there if this were true it would be trumpeted from all the mountain tops around the world. Not even the oil companies could pay enough to keep their mouths shut.

Agreed! However, here is another unbelievable development is technology to clean-up polluted water and polluted soils:
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/major-breakthrough-transforms-polluted-water-drinking-water-143545112.html

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Science / Pakistani water-kit: Fuel your vehicle on water
« on: June 13, 2015, 07:02:55 PM »
Pakistani inventor Agha Waqar Ahmed created a water-kit, making it possible to drive almost completely on water.

Youtube news clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPYH1dIh4fM

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Prophecy & End Time Events / Injectable electronics?
« on: June 09, 2015, 10:42:48 AM »
Quote from: Harvard University article
Electronic devices injected into the brain or other body parts may treat everything from neurodegenerative disorders to paralysis.

Researchers developed a method for fabricating nano-scale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe. Once connected to electronic devices, the scaffolds monitor neural activity, stimulate tissues and promote regenerations of neurons.

"This opens up a new frontier where we can interface between electronic structures and biology e.g.  electronics/cellular interface."

The idea of merging the biological with the electronic is...

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-electronics-basic-neuroscience-treatment-neuro-degenerative.html

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More youtubes about flying robotic swarms:

Check this out starting at 1:09
(Swarm of nano quadrotors flying in formation & through a door):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQIMGV5vtd4

First 30 seconds (only) explains how swarm technology works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoDBD_Okiww

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You really have to see this stuff to believe it. You decide if it's relation to the locusts in the book of Revelation.

Here are youtubes about it:

Overview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cJv4O2zEOw

Military applications:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCZCQOg-zKs

Mini insect-robot applications:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIRoIdpNyZc

Swarm robots catch a ball in midair:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2itwFJCgFQ

Technical specifications from Harvard University:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1t4M2XnIhI

Key Search Terms
Micro Air Vehicles (M.A.R.)
Low Cost UAV Swarm Technology (LOCUST)

Quote from: Revelation 9:1-11 (paraphrased)
Then locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They hurt not grass or any green thing or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+9%3A1-11&version=NKJV


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How do we know when we have obtained our salvation ?

Here is a quote from a theologian that I asked:

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In the Council of Trent, the Council Fathers are very careful with their terminology. They do not say that anyone has certainly known that they were predestined to go to heaven (although most would probably agree with St. Thomas that St. Paul seems to indicate this kind of knowledge in his captivity epistles) but, instead, they say it is impossible to know unless God directly reveals it to you.
 
Predestination is the deep end of the pool, so go slow and maintain a healthy suspension of judgment until you’ve done quite a bit of reading, including St. Augustine (On the Predestination of the Saints, On the Gift of Perseverance, On Rebuke and Grace, On Grace and Free Will, and On Nature and Grace) and St. Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologiae, Part I, Questions 22-23).

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This is such a relevant question.  I have met preachers who constantly assure their members of their salvation, yet they are afraid to die.
It's a tough question and a tough issue. I know for a fact that I'm going to heaven -- but only because the Lord told me so. But how many other people has He told? And if someone knows that they are going to heaven -- then exactly how to they know? It's interesting to note that the Apostle Paul also knew that he was going to heaven. If not Paul, then why not others too?

Even though I know I'm going to heaven, I occasionally have doubts them present themselves i.e. when I look at myself and consider only myself (without Christ). Without Christ, no one goes to heaven because it is a kingdom and all those who enter MUST acknowledge Jesus as King of kings and Lord of lords. If someone rejects Jesus as Lord, then it is impossible for them to enter heaven i.e. at some point, they must accept the King (Jesus) in order to enter His kingdom.

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When I was a child:

1. Sodomy (homosexuality) was a crime, but today it's a federally protected right.

2. Marriage was between a man and a woman, but today the federal courts have said that it can be between a man and a man or a woman and a woman.

3. It took 3-4 days to mail a letter across town or across the nation, but now it can be instantly emailed (with attachments and photos).

4. Typewriters were state-of-the art, but today they are obsolete and are replaced by computers.

5. Encyclopedias and Cliff Notes were used to find quick answers, but Google has replaced them for instant information.

6. College degrees could only be achieved by attending in-resident, but today can be obtained online without ever setting foot on campus.

7. Blue laws forced stores to close on Sunday, but today most stores are open all weekend.

8. TV only had 13 channels and only 3-4 of them had working stations on them, but today youtube can be watched 24/7 on your phone.

9. American births outside of marriage comprised 6% for Caucasians and 24% for blacks, but today illegitimate births comprise 35% for Caucasians and 71% for blacks. Abortions keep those percentages artificially low.

10. Less than 500,000 Americans collected Social Security Disability payments, but today it's over over 9 million and it's been growing by 29-44% each year since 2003.

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Religion & Theology / Pray without ceasing
« on: February 10, 2015, 09:37:45 AM »
The Apostle Paul said to pray without ceasing. As a young man, I always wondered how to do that because we can't talk to the Lord all the time (a one-way conversation)... so... how do we pray without ceasing? That question was partially answered when someone explained that doing acts of charity is a form of prayer... so... prayer can be an action.

My most recent revelation is that silently acknowledging His presence throughout our day -- whenever we think of Him -- for the rest of our lives -- is a form of praying without ceasing.

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