Wayfarer pilgrim wrote: ... the outline of a large barge like boat. I asked my supervisor about the ā boatā outline...
Even AiG doubts that claim: https://answersingenesis.org/noahs-ark/noahs-ark-found/noahs-ark-mount-ararat They also mention USAF recon pics taken in '49 and publicized much later. BTW, that was from a time when several US recon planes were lost around the Soviet periphery, being shot down by fighters. These incidents were kept secret from the public.
Adriel wrote: Democrats are trying very hard to take over.
They'll succeed; it's only a question of when Trump leaves office, this year or 4 yrs. hence. Then D.C. and Puerto Rico become states so Repubs are outvoted, fully socialized healthcare, universal income, millions of illegals and felons given voting rights, children taught to be perverts, and further suppression of churches. There is no way people will ever vote to deny themselves the "free" Snake Oil Progressives have given them. It would have to be taken away by force, but then we would have another problem.
Repubs will be history, not that they've offered much opposition anyway because they have no fixed principles. We will become a bankrupt, hyperinflated 3rd-world country like Zimbabwe and Venezuela. But hey, maybe it'll get so bad, illegals will then go home.
The trends are irresistible and persistent; every generation becomes more depraved and hostile to God. Progressivism is a Black Hole from which there is no escape except death.
Jim Lincoln wrote: ...A very good way of studying the scriptures. āš
...which, unsurprisingly, happens to support your Dispensationalism.
Frank, it's true we should not "Follow the Leader" blindly. However, there is a cost to this: We have found from experience that if one dissents with pulpit teaching, even on minor points, be prepared for treatment similar to that which "Woke Leftists" dish out to contrarians these days. Whoever owns the microphone wins.
This is tragic, for you can learn a lot from principled disagreement, whether you ultimately agree or not.
'difficulty understanding Scripture when they read it on their own."
I question the value of such poll results since they are asking a Complex Question: Not all Scripture has equal difficulty in understanding. Many verses are trivial narrative (e.g. "So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah") while others can be really thorny or disputed, e.g. the symbolism in Revelation, as implied by the diversity of commentary interpretations.
But what is necessary for salvation is comprehensible to a mind prepared to receive it. And the 10 Commandments, where our duties towards God and man are summarized, aren't Rocket Science.
Dr. Tim wrote: Jiminy, Bill Gates dropped out of college...
Which in itself is not necessarily a bad thing considering the Progressive rubbish taught in college Liberal Arts courses. But he, like many other influential programmers such as Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds, is an example of a talented fool.
HerbalMama wrote: As for Wild West days, well the UK has some dirt in their past we can bring up too. Tis the way the world rotates.
The Opium War was by far the dirtiest thing the Brits ever did during that period.
British Victorians helped finance the railroad and ranching industries in the Wild West, and sold weapons to both sides during the Civil War (e.g. Enfield rifles, Whitworth breech-loading cannon).
Tip: Most Western movies are fables; look up historians instead if you want to learn more about the Old West. Much more fascinating, too. Fun Fact: many cowboys were actually from certain native tribes, those good with animals.
Greetings wrote: Niel, those nurses get their information from bad sources...The left side of the culture wants panic because they donāt want Trump re-elected
How do you know? Have you studied medical curricula? Professionals aren't always right, I grant, but fanatical amateurs are far less trustworthy. My "ill informed" relative's advice once saved my son's life.
You overlook that many other countries have enacted similar measures. Should I believe that *all of them* are doing this just to harm Trump? Rubbish!
Face masks seem to bother you more than recent gov't impositions on religious liberties. Unless anti-facemasks *is* your religion.
Watchmanrem wrote: Equation is simply oxygen is paramount! As soon as oxygen levels go below on memory 18%
Since I don't run for a living, that doesn't apply to me. And I don't use anti-bacterial gel, nor does anyone else I know. Actually I only wear it when in proximity to others. So far I haven't fainted or had any heart attacks.
A relative who's a credentialed Nurse Practitioner recommends masks, so I'll take her advice rather than yours, as you sound like an amateur.
This begs a big question: Where do Protestants get the idea that pastors/elders must officiate weddings? I think this is a holdover from the Catholic sacraments, for I can find no evidence in the NT for this.
Now if one wants to have a pastor as MC for a wedding, or counsel the couple beforehand, that's fine, but it's not required and no more legitimate before God than if done before a Justice of the Peace or even Notary Public. As I see it, the essential point is that it's witnessed (both families) for accountability, and in good faith by both parties, like signing a contract.