I have thought about keeping bees, Watchmanremo, but we have small and inquisitive great-grandchildren who would probably wander too close to the hive. I know honeybees are gentle, but they do have their limits. Besides, the same poison the government uses on the mosquitoes would probably kill the bees like it does the wild ones.
One of our biggest problems is getting enough bees to pollinate our plants. This year, however, with the pandemic, the county didnâ€™t come around spraying for mosquitoes and consequently killing our bees as well, so we had plenty of the buzzy little critters on the job.
The only city that had anything like worldwide dominion when Revelation was written, James, was Rome. While â€śThe Two Babylonsâ€ť by Alexander Hislop has come under fire for alleged inaccuracies, I think it still makes a convincing argument that the RCC system of worship is the offspring of the Babylonian one, and certainly not the Christian one. I should be in Revelation shortly in my regular daily Bible study, so Iâ€™ll make a note to pay particular attention to the subject when it rolls around again. And regardless of the conclusions reached by authors of various books, I always draw my own by studying THE Book as you suggested.
Frank, it has been quite a while since I read it, but â€śA Woman Rides the Beastâ€ť by Dave Hunt was well worth perusing. I do believe that Rome is the mother of harlots in the passage you cited, but there is certainly room for other interpretations as well. There is, of course, literal Babylon, but that was destroyed centuries ago. And although I donâ€™t agree with MSâ€™s view that the mother of harlots is Jerusalem, at least she doesnâ€™t call other peopleâ€™s opinion â€śdungâ€ť two or three times per post. MS, you have generally been civil to me and others on this forum, and I apologize for any uncivil things I may have said to you. I was merely trying to make the point that a horse on the road, even a very slow horse, will go further than a horse in the barn, which is to say that the gospel actually being preached has a greater effect than the gospel merely being discussed.
MS, I couldnâ€™t agree more that Catholics need the gospel. The popeâ€™s address is His Holiness, Pope Francis / Apostolic Palace / 00120 Vatican City. I am eager to hear what you say in your letter to him.
There are just a couple of things that will keep tomatoes from bearing plentifully. Among them are too much rain, not enough rain, too much sun, not enough sun, too much acid in the soil, not enough acid in the soil, too many of the wrong kind of bugs, not enough of the right kind of bugs, months ending in Y, months ending in R...
Great advice, HerbalMama. This summer the Lord really blessed our gardens and we got lots of fresh vegetables every day. We planted around the first of March, so just about everything except the peppers and onions have played out. I planted green onions in an old wheelbarrow, and when my wife and I want green onions we just use scissors and cut off the green parts. Theyâ€™ll grow back again and again. Now weâ€™re harvesting muscadine grapes, which are a little different from mass-produced table grapes but a lot healthier. Soon the scuppernong grapes will begin to ripen, Lord willing. By the time those play out itâ€™s just about time to start picking lemons and limes for several months worth of healthy fruit juice. I love â€ścheatingâ€ť Walmart out of a few dollars of their excessive profit!
To whom should we preach the gospel? To everyoneâ€”Mark 16:15. What will happen when we preach the gospel to everyone? Some will get savedâ€”Romans 1:16, Acts 28:24. What will happen if we preach the gospel to a lot of people? A lot of people will get savedâ€”Ecclesiastes 11:6, II Corinthians 9:6. What is the gospel? The vicarious death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christâ€”I Corinthians 15:1-4. What will happen if we donâ€™t preach the gospel, but instead sit around and argue about it? The same thing that happens Sunday after Sunday in most churches: not a blessed thingâ€”Revelation 3:1.
Amen, UPS and JUK. Hobby horses may be fun to ride, but they donâ€™t take you anywhere. The practitioners of glossalia will concentrate on one chapter of scriptureâ€”which, incidentally, they misinterpretâ€”and virtually ignore the other 1,188 chapters. Proponents of baptismal regeneration use six or eight verses to â€śproveâ€ť their case, and disregard hundreds of verses that disprove it. And the diehard Sovereign Gracer will put three ounces of Bibleâ€”and that often rewritten because the old trusty KJB refuses to play along with themâ€”on their side of the scale and turn a blind eye to the fifty pounds of Bible on the other side. Itâ€™s vital that we study the whole Bible and just let it say what it says, not what we think it says or what we wish it said.
Actually, there were two rods and reels and half another rod all in there with a tangled mess of monofilament around them. I suspect some frustrated dad got fed up with the mess his boy had made and chucked the whole mess. Amazing what a sharp pocketknife can accomplish.
Today I went to the doctor. The doctor examined me and gave me a referral for further evaluation. I am hoping that no surgery will be necessary, but if it is, I wonâ€™t be the one performing it. The physician/s will. But I would still have to go to them for the surgery, and there is absolutely no contradiction in going to the Great Physician for salvation and saying that He and He alone is the One who provided it. What did I â€śdoâ€ť to get saved? Not a thing. I just came to Jesusâ€”at His behest, mind youâ€”and He did 100 percent of the saving. Jesus healed blind people who came to Him. He cleansed lepers who came to Him. And He saves sinners who come to Him.
John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
There are two ways to approach the Bible. You can change your views to agree with what it says, or you can change what it says to agree with your views. I think I know which one Christ would have us do.