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    When Paul was in prison being persecuted


    He never allowed the obstacles that came his way get to him


    As a matter of fact,


    When the rats came out to mock him,


    He sang WITH the rats.


    We’re all going through (our own personal) struggles in life,


    But Realize


    –No matter how hopeless, bleak it seems
    –No matter how broken u feel u are
    –No matter how lonely u feel


    We’re all just prisoners of our own minds.


    Put on a smile, sing with the rats
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandemic candy View Post
    This parable is about the importance of forgiving others since Jesus forgave us (see the Lord's prayer in 6:12)

    Not doing so will result in God chastising us (see 1 Cor 11:30-32, Heb 12:5-11), not taking away salvation.

    You won't be able to stump me, sorry
    Are you seriously citing Paul again?

    If this is how determined you are to ignore the words of your own god then further discussion with you is pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreelancePoliceman View Post
    Are you seriously citing Paul again?

    If this is how determined you are to ignore the words of your own god then further discussion with you is pointless.
    Well no actually, @FreelancePoliceman, proper context is essential in interpreting these scriptures.

    You are lacking the fundamentals, because you follow Pauline Christianity, which is why your interpretation is shit:

    Pauline Christianity is a term applied to what some perceive as the religious teaching unique to Paul’s writings and distinct from the gospel of Jesus. That is, Jesus taught one thing, and Paul taught something completely different. Those who believe in a separate Pauline Christianity believe that the Christianity of today has little to do with Jesus’ teachings; rather, it is the product of Paul’s corruption of those teachings.

    We believe that the New Testament is a unified whole: the Gospels present the life and work of Jesus the Messiah; the Epistles explain the meaning and scope of Jesus’ work and apply it to daily living. For example, Matthew 28 narrates the fact of Jesus’ resurrection, and 1 Corinthians 15 explains the significance of His resurrection. Mark 15:38 tells of the temple veil being torn in two when Jesus died; Hebrews 10:11-23 reveals the import of that event. The same Holy Spirit who inspired the Gospels also inspired the Epistles to give us a fuller understanding of God’s plan of salvation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreelancePoliceman View Post
    Are you seriously citing Paul again?

    If this is how determined you are to ignore the words of your own god then further discussion with you is pointless.
    Why Pauline Christianity is wrong:

    Commonly, those who hold to the theory (Pauline Christianity) also believe the following:

    1) Jesus was not divine. He never claimed to be God, and he never intended to start a new religion.

    2) The Bible is not an inspired book and is riddled with contradictions. None of the Bible, except possibly the book of James, was written by anyone who knew Jesus. There are fragments of Jesus’ teachings in the Gospels, but it is difficult to discern what he really said.

    3) Paul was never a Pharisee and was not highly educated. His “conversion” was either a personal hallucinogenic experience or an outright fraud. His claims to be an apostle were attempts to further his own authority in the church.

    4) Pauline theological “inventions” include a) the deity of Jesus; b) salvation by grace through faith; c) salvation through the blood of Jesus; d) the sinless nature of Jesus; e) the concept of original sin; and f) the Holy Spirit. None of these “new doctrines” were accepted by Jesus’ true followers.

    5) The Gnostic Gospels are closer to the truth about Jesus than are the traditional four Gospels of the Bible.

    The concept of “Pauline Christianity” represents an outright attack on the Bible as the Word of God. Adherents of the “Pauline Christianity” theory are truly misrepresenting Jesus’ teachings. They choose to believe His words on love but deny His teachings on judgment (such as Matthew 24). They insist on a human Jesus, denying His divinity, although Jesus plainly taught His equality with God in passages such as John 10:30. They want a “loving” Jesus without having to accept Him as Lord and Savior.

    Any time a skeptic finds a “disagreeable” doctrine in the Bible, he is likely to say, “That passage has been corrupted,” or, “Paul wrote that, and we know he was a liar.” Where the Gospels teach a “Pauline” doctrine, such as Jesus’ atonement for sin in John 1:29, the skeptic dismisses it as “inserted by devotees of Paul.” In reality, the skeptic’s only basis for such a selective approach to Scripture is a personal bias against the idea of Jesus’ atonement.

    Interestingly, Paul’s credentials as an apostle were attacked, even in his own lifetime, by those who desired to lead the church into legalism and other errant ideologies. Paul defends himself from the spurious attacks of false teachers in 1 Corinthians 9; 2 Corinthians 12; and Galatians 1.

    Paul’s apostleship is attested to by the miracles he performed (Romans 15:19), the training he received (Galatians 1:15-20), and the testimony of the other apostles. Peter, far from being Paul’s enemy, wrote this about him: “Our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction” (2 Peter 3:15-16).
    Don't be a Pauline Christianity follower, @FreelancePoliceman
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    @pandemic candy

    Paul’s name is a short form of Pauxillus. In Latin, this means “least.” In Matt. 5:19, Jesus says those in the kingdom will call the ones teaching you not to follow the Law the “least.” Who did Jesus mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreelancePoliceman View Post
    @pandemic candy

    Paul’s name is a short form of Pauxillus. In Latin, this means “least.” In Matt. 5:19, Jesus says those in the kingdom will call the ones teaching you not to follow the Law the “least.” Who did Jesus mean?
    @FreelancePoliceman

    Those who do not follow the law (are considered the least) and those that follow the law (are considered the most). Again, this is not referring to salvation, but rewards/status in heaven. In heaven, both (those who follow the law) as well as (those who do not follow the law) will be there.

    Basically, one is not required to follow the law to attain salvation, but striving to be a faithful servant results in rewards. It also helps disciples be powerful influences (or salts and lights of the world)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandemic candy View Post
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    Again, this is not referring to salvation, but rewards/status in heaven. In heaven, both (those who follow the law) as well as (those who do not follow the law) will be there.

    What a tortured interpretation of the text.

    By the way, since you claim to believe the whole Bible, what do you make of the epistle of James? It reads like a point-by-point refutation of Paul, so I'm very curious how you square it with Paul.

    Gal 2:16; Romans 3:28: Justification is by faith not works of the Law.

    James 2:24: Justification is by works not faith alone
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    Gal 3:6; Romans 4:3: Quotes Genesis 15:6, Faith made Abraham right with God.

    James 2:22-23: Quotes Genesis 15:6, his faith and deeds worked together
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    Gal 3:20; Romans 3:30: God is one.

    James 2:14-19: You believe God is one, good but even demons believe that!
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    Gal 3:23: We were captive under the law.

    James 1:25: The law makes people free
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    Gal 5:18, Rom 8:2 & 10:4: We are not under the law.

    James 2:10-13: We will be judged according to the law, but there is mercy for the merciful
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    Romans 5:20: God sent the law to increase sin
    Romans 7 5: law works in our members to bring sin and death
    Romans 7:7, not know to lust / covet had law not told me not to covet
    1 Cor. 15:56 "sinful passions...[are] coming into active exercise through the law" literally,
    "the strength of sin is the law" (KJV / NIV)

    James 1:13-15: God tempts no one. Desire causes sin which causes death
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    Gal 1:12-16, 2 Cor.12:1-7 Paul did not learn from the other apostles but by direct revelation from Christ above

    James 3:14-15: If you are jealous & ambitious, do not boast & lie. This isn't the wisdom that comes down from above.
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    Gal 1:20 "before God, I do not lie!"

    James 5:12 Do not Swear by heaven or earth, but let your "yes" be yes and your "no" be no
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    1Cor 9:15, 2 Cor 10:14-15, 11:21-23, 2 Cor 12:11-12, Phil 3:8-9, I Thes 2:7-12

    James 3:5: Don't Boast!
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    Gal 1:8-9: Paul curses the one preaching "a different Gospel"

    James 3:9: Don't curse!

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    Martin Luther:

    “Many sweat hard at reconciling James with Paul, but unsuccessfully. ‘Faith justifies’ [Romans 3:28] stands in flat contradiction to ‘faith does not justify’ [James 2:24.] If anyone can harmonize these sayings, I’ll put my doctor’s cap on him and let him call me a fool.”
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    Default Shadow Government Takeover / End of the American Dream

    “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come” (II Tim. 3:1).

    "Be aware that “evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (II Tim. 3:13).

    The right of U.S. citizens to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to buy and sell, etc., is being challenged by the shadow government’s desire to restrict and/or control American’s freedom of religion, speech, right to buy and sell, etc.


    Covid is a global medical crisis that the godless shadow government created to justify the establishment of a world government, world religion, and worldwide tracking system to enslave everyone on earth.


    The public is being told that proof of vaccination (passports, I.D. cards, or whatever) is needed to bring Covid-19 under control when the truth of the matter is that Covid-19 and the variants are a tool that the rich and powerful are using to bring all people under their control.


    It is possible and perhaps likely that this proof of vaccination will eventually be followed by the lockdown and persecution of Christian groups and institutions based on their support for Bible teaching and lack of support for the globalist agenda

    Before the persecution reaches its peak, Christians will be removed (Raptured) from this earth, and the door will be thrown wide open for the godless shadow government to select a leader to take dictatorial power on earth.

    Following his appearance, their so-called proof of vaccination will probably evolve into a data system that will be used to determine who can buy and sell, who can live or die, etc. (Don’t overlook the fact that some of the leaders that want to force everyone to be vaccinated are the same people that want to reduce the population of the earth from almost 8 billion to about half a billion


    God will allow these godless globalists to select a leader to rule for seven years, but God will ultimately cause them to regret what they have done for all eternity.

    A reader recently sent an e-mail to this writer containing part of a message that Dr. Franklin Graham delivered at a Baptist Church in Florida.

    Dr. Graham said, “The American Dream has ended.”

    Readers need to understand that the one who said “The American Dream has ended” is one of the most highly respected preachers in the world, not a fanatic and not a prophecy teacher, but America must decline if the globalists are going to meet their goal of a world government and a world religion by 2030 or before.

    • Here is a repeat from the article I wrote last week: On July 27, 2021, former Sec. of State Mike Pompeo said, “Collapse from within is possible… Immigration without assimilation, illicit drugs, human trafficking, disputed elections, inflationary risks have become the tools to disassemble our republic in what must surely be an attempt at national suicide.”

    I want to close my opening remarks this way: We are not seeing the Mark of the Beast yet (people are not being jabbed in their right hand or forehead; people are not taking the name, number, or Mark of the Beast; unvaccinated people can still buy and sell in most places; etc.).


    On the other hand, we are seeing the global development and advancement of technology and policies that many excellent Bible prophecy teachers believe will lead to the Mark of the Beast (forced compliance, loss of one’s job, development of passports or passes, a demand for government databases to track people, a demand to prevent the unvaccinated from entering stores to buy or sell, the spread of anti-Christian rhetoric, etc.).


    Also, keep in mind the fact that the Church will be Raptured a minimum of 3 ½ years (and perhaps more) before the global development and advancement of the technology and policies goes into effect as the Mark of the Beast (the Gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church).

    Here are other reasons to believe that history is approaching end of the age Bible predictions and the American Dream is over.
    One,
    when Jesus was asked about the signs of His coming, He listed famines, pestilences, earthquakes, etc. (notice that the words are plural as in more than one famine, more than one pestilence, etc.; Matt. 24:7).

    Today, the world is trying to deal with Covid-19, the Delta (India variant), Lambda (Peru variant), and Epsilon variant (pestilences plural).

    Two,
    on Aug. 6, 2021, California announced that a low water level caused by drought has forced the shutdown of the state’s second largest hydroelectric plant for the first time since the dam was completed in 1977.

    The state will be able to get electricity from other systems.


    More: On Aug. 4, 2021, the Dixie wildfire destroyed Greenville, Cal., a gold rush town of about 1,200 people (5 days later, Fox News reported that about 600 buildings have burned and about 13,000 are in danger).


    More: On Aug. 6, 2021, it was reported that Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border, the Great Salt Lake in Utah, and Lake Mead in Nevada have hit record lows this summer.


    FYI: Drought is having a devastating impact on crops, cattle, hog, and sheep production in the U.S. (a very large part of America’s food supply).


    FYI: Unprecedented wildfires are also taking place in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, and Russia.

    Three,
    during the Tribulation Period, the world will be divided into two groups: those that take the Mark of the Beast and those that refuse to take the Mark of the Beast.

    Today, the world is being divided into two groups: those that have been vaccinated and those that have not been vaccinated.

    Four,
    on Aug. 9, 2021, World Net Daily posted an article by Wayne Allen Root that said:
    • Republicans asked for “papers” from migrants who had broken into our country. Criminals. Democrats said, “No, that’s racism.”
    • Republicans asked for “papers” once every two years for federal elections to prove you have a right to vote. Democrats said, “No, that’s racism.”
    • Now Democrats want American citizens, not illegal aliens, not criminals, but patriots born in this country to produce papers 24/7. We’ll need papers to enter restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concerts, casinos, conventions, and hotels and to board a train, plane, or bus. We’ll need papers to enter a supermarket, or we’ll starve to death—all for the crime of being unvaccinated.
    Note: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the U.S. is at a crossroads, and he is urging U.S. citizens to “resist the mandates, lockdowns, and the harmful policies of the petty tyrants and bureaucrats.”

    Five,
    on Aug. 6, 2021, Natural News reported that the U.K. has admitted that it is building storage areas for bodies in the 32 boroughs of London and the city itself.


    These storage areas are being built because the government expects an increase in deaths over the next five years due to their attempts to force people to be vaccinated (some people that are not allowed to buy and sell will go hungry, get sick, etc.).

    Writer’s Comment: It is common for some people to ask how bad will God let it get before He Raptures His Church. No one knows the answer to this, but the situation is worsening, and Christians everywhere need to pray about it.

    Six,
    on July 31, 2021, the Carnival Cruise Ship Vista left Galveston, TX with everyone or board vaccinated (every guest, every crew member, every staff member, everyone vaccinated; no unvaccinated people on board).


    On Aug. 8, 2021, it was reported that a small number of people on the ship have tested positive for Covid.


    Seven,
    God promised to bless those that bless Israel and to curse those that curse Israel (Gen. 12:3).

    • On Aug. 4, 2021, the Iranian-backed terrorist group that controls Lebanon, Hezbollah, fired three rockets into Israel.
    • On Aug. 5, 2021, Israeli jets struck terrorist targets in Lebanon for the first time in 15 years, and Pres. Biden announced that he will give the terrorist government $100 million dollars in economic aid (borrowed money that will add to inflation in the U.S.).
    • On Aug. 6, 2021, Hezbollah forces fired 19 rockets from Lebanon into Israel, and Israel responded with artillery fire.
    • On Aug. 8, 2021, new hardline Iranian Pres. Raisi met with leaders of the terrorist groups Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and the Houthis, and promised to support their terrorist activities until Israel is defeated.
    Writer’s Comment: This could easily get out of hand and lead to the fulfillment of several prophecies

    (Psa. 83 if that is a war; the Destruction of Damascus as prophesied in Isa. 17; the Battle of Gog and Magog as prophesied in Ezek. 38-39; time will tell.).


    Eight,
    violence is on the increase, and some politicians want to defund the police and take the guns away from law-abiding citizens, but the globalist goal is only partly to prevent citizens from defending themselves against criminals.


    The globalist goal is primarily to prevent citizens from defending the U.S. against the shadow government’s takeover of the U.S.

    • For whatever it is worth, thousands of people have marched in Paris and other French cities four weeks in a row to protest the loss of their freedoms.
    • On Aug. 6, protests erupted in Turin, Italy.

    Nine,
    on Aug. 6, 2021, a guest on Fox & Friends said the strongest outbreak of the Covid Delta Variant is in Texas and Florida, and those two states are where the Biden administration has taken the largest number of Covid-infected migrants.


    Ten,
    concerning global pandemics and the Mark of the Beast, on July 25, 2021, The Times of Israel reported on a study that found that people vaccinated before Feb. 2021 are twice as likely to get Covid as those vaccinated in June 2021 for two reasons: 1) Their vaccine effectiveness decreases over time and is becoming less effective every day; and 2) The Delta Variant is more contagious than the original Covid-19, and therefore more able to overcome the resistance of their declining vaccination.

    The doctor that headed up the study said, “We definitely need to think about a third vaccine.”

    It is the opinion of this writer that the globalists will want people to take a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. vaccination until they bring in the Mark of the Beast.

    Update: On Aug. 5, 2021, Moderna said data shows a noticeable drop in antibody levels 6-8 months after a vaccinated person’s second jab, so vaccinated people will need to get a booster shot this fall.


    Writer’s Comment: Just a reminder to U.S. citizens that Pres. Biden said, “You’re not going to get Covid if you have these vaccines.”


    Eleven,
    concerning world government: it is widely known that the World Economic Forum (WEF) wants to establish a world government and eliminate private property ownership by 2030 or before.


    The WEF even produced a video saying,

    “You will own nothing, and you will be happy.”


    My article “Developing Now,” posted two weeks ago, quoted Tony Koretz who said, “A global medical dictatorship is rising.”


    I added that “It is hard to deny that the shadow government is using unelected individuals to dictate policies to nations all over the world.”


    On Aug. 3, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the U.S. government’s eviction moratorium, a document that allows renters in areas that have a high level of Covid to not pay their rent.


    Put another way, property owners that have rented their house, apartment, etc., to someone else must make the mortgage payments (if the property owner has a mortgage payment), pay to keep the house, apartment, etc., repaired, and the property owner cannot evict the renter for not paying their rent (the renter can live in the house free, and the property owner must pay the bills).

    The fact that the CDC (a medical group) can force private property owners to make the property payments and let renters live in the property free sure looks like a global medical dictatorship has taken over.

    The real owners of the property are not happy with making the payments and receiving no rent.


    Twelve,
    on Aug. 4, 2021, concerning a Mark on the forehead to buy and sell, it was reported that Amazon is now using palm scanners at 53 Amazon-owned stores, and it plans to expand the program to other stores in the U.S.


    Customers can use a simple hand scan to pay, enter or I.D. themselves, and Amazon will give them a $10 promotional credit to sign up.

    Before my final word, pastor Keith Watts asked me to include this paragraph in my article (something I can’t start doing for ministries all over the world): “I am asking all prayer warriors from around the world to join with us for a day of prayer, fasting, and repentance on August 16, 2021, for the sake of the Philippines and on behalf of over 110,950,213 precious souls. We will be fasting from the time we wake up until we go to bed, interceding on behalf of the lost souls in the Philippines.”


    Link / Source
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandemic candy View Post
    @FreelancePoliceman

    James was basically the "how-to" book of the Christian life. He basically offered instruction to the Jewish Christians undergoing a hard time; they were struggling with worldliness, fought among themselves, favored the rich over the poor, and lost their original love for one another.

    In essence, James says works is a byproduct of genuine faith. For example, if you really loved your mom, it would show through your actions. Aka when you really believe in something, you will usually be inspired to act upon that belief. James was basically sounding a wake-up call to all Christians: "GET YOUR LIFE IN LINE WITH WHAT YOU BELIEVE, STOP BEING A BUM"
    If only Luther had you around to explain everything to him. "Just don't take Jesus, James, or John literally, bro! They don't mean what they say; they're only writing "how-to" books! Only Paul should be taken literally! Thank God we have Paul so we can take anything those other three said to mean the exact opposite of its literal reading!"

    "As you can see, a man is justified by his deeds, and not by faith alone." You cannot reconcile this with Paul. James clearly and literally refutes faith-aloneism; it's not possible to be any clearer than this.
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    Default Surrender



    We all (especially me) have things in our lives we want to control.

    We have a picture of how we want our lives to be.

    We have so much attachment to this picture…. whether it be a particular situation, a person, a event that has to happen, a possession we want to keep….We all have something holding us back, which causes us much anxiety

    So next it’s probably logical to ask,

    Where does our anxiety stem from?

    Well,

    It doesn’t come from thinking about the future, but it comes from trying to control everything regarding the future

    But life doesn’t always work like that – sometimes the only way to experience peace and comfort in our minds is when we let go of trying to control it all – let God take the steering wheel.

    Ultimately, He controls not only the ship, but the storms of our lives.

    And just because u have faith in God doesn’t mean there won’t be bad days – no, far from that actually.

    However,

    If our faith has deep seeded roots (His Word), we’ll be **better** prepared for the storms that come unexpectedly and we won’t get blind-sided. We’ll have an anchor to hold onto , with all the bruising, hurt, and roughness that comes with it.

    Even when it feels like the world around u is falling apart,

    Ask Him,

    Ask him for his Will to take over, not your will,

    Ask that peace will surpass our lack of understanding,

    That it surpasses questioning why things are the way they are now.

    Ask that this peace not only surpasses, but floods our hearts and minds.
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    Default Witnessing

    98 percent of Americans who inhabit the churches do not share their testimony of Jesus with others.

    Will someone who allows social disapproval to stop their witness suddenly begin witnessing when it means they will lose their life?


    That’s deception. That’s a lie from the enemy. That’s the flesh whispering into someone’s ear so they can sleep soundly at night.

    Those who will not stand up for Jesus when times are good will run from Him when times get bad.


    So many who will not live for Jesus during the good times have deceived themselves: that when the bad times come, they will die for Him.


    That is a lie.


    So many who will not consider separating themselves from the world when times are good have convinced themselves they will do exactly that if it involves a mark on their right hand or forehead.


    That is a lie too.


    So many who won’t take a stand against a wolf in the pulpit firmly believe that they will take a stand when the ultimate wolf shows up.


    Again, that is a lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandemic candy View Post
    Bro. That's why I get annoyed when these little atheists think they're so smart pick-pocketing little verses out of context. You need to actually study the bible as a whole. Again:

    When you study it properly, it all comes together
    I've studied the bible as a whole; I promise I've studied it better than you. There's no "context" missing here. Paul says faith-alone saves; James says "As you can see, a man is justified by his deeds, and not by faith alone." There's no possible "context" that can make James say the exact opposite of what he says here.

    I'm going to stop replying since you aren't engaging with anything I've said. No matter how much you cite Paul you can't make James say the opposite of what he says.
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    ...Into something you can't handle.

    Cell: “You shouldn’t be throwing your life away like this. No one will know. Just let me leave.”

    Trunks:There is someone watching. And laughing. A friend of mine that you killed in the past. He’s someone I could never let down.


    Cell: “Don’t worry. You’ll be seeing your friend shortly.


    Trunks: “We’ll see about that.”


    Cell: “Yes we will. You won’t be alone. There’s a long list. Now you too will be a part of me. That’s right. I’m going to suck you up. Your energy will be refreshing. A nice treat to start off my journey in the time machine.”


    Trunks: “Enough, you freak!”


    Cell: “Don’t you shush me, you little punk!”


    Trunks: “You’re overconfident, Cell.”


    Cell: “There’s no reason not to be. I’ve come across thousands like you.”


    Trunks: “Yes you have. But count me as the last!






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    Quote Originally Posted by pandemic candy View Post
    So it doesn't say anything directly.

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    So it doesn't say anything directly.
    It's shitty on both sides. From a biblical/prophetic perspective, Israel has to exist. A peace agreement should end things. As far as Israel's violence against Palestinians:

    For some reason, when the situation involves Israel, the international community has always been on the side of the Palestinians and Israel’s Arab neighbors. Why is this? Latent and overt anti-Semitism? The tremendous influence of the Arab nations due to their control of the oil market? Compassion for the Palestinians? It is likely a combination of those and other factors. But none of those factors change the history. Israel suffered an unprovoked attack and occupied those territories in order to better defend itself from future attacks.

    Biblically speaking, Israel has every right to possess, occupy, and build homes in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, Gaza, and far more. All of those territories are well within the borders of the land that God promised to the nation of Israel. Israel currently possesses a fraction of the land the Word of God declares belongs to it (see Genesis 15:18 and Joshua 1:4). Unless the Palestinians are descendants of the tribes of Israel (which is possible), they have absolutely no biblical claim to live on those lands. Whatever the case, they have no biblical basis for preventing the nation of Israel from occupying and building homes in those territories.

    GotQuestions.org is decidedly and unashamedly pro-Israel. We do not claim Israel is entirely guiltless in the conflict with the Palestinians. However, whatever crimes Israel has committed are outweighed by the terrorism, crimes, and military attacks perpetuated against it by the Palestinians and its Arab neighbors. The failure or refusal of the United Nations to recognize this is amazing and distressing. There is no adequate explanation for the sheer blindness of the United Nations toward the reality of the Israel-Palestinian conflict other than satanic deception.
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    Signs of End Times: Globalism and Satan Worship


    Okay so like the last article I wrote on Aliens/UFOs/Conspiracy,

    I want to talk about Globalism from a Christian perspective, since we see it trending in the world today.

    And again, this isn't to blame / point fingers, but to reason that seeing Globalism should be expected during End Times.

    First let's define what a Globalist is. According to the dictionary, it's:

    A person who advocates the economics of a global world. Usually politics will be involved with this.

    You could also say that Globalism involves implementing economic policies to benefit society.

    Some current day globalists and examples include:

    --Bill Gates
    --George Soros
    --"Vaccines for a better world"
    --World Economic Forum

    Next I want to show you how Satan used globalists in the Bible.

    Genesis 11- We see the entire nation has turned away from God, who instead built up the Tower of Babel, worshipping other gods. We see later that God destroys them.

    Related to this, today we see things such as:

    --New age
    --Masonic lodges
    --Child molestation
    --Child sacrifice to Devils
    --Satanic worship

    --etc etc

    Basically worshipping things not of God.

    2 Thessalonians- We see a globalist / one world ruler in Caesar (Roman Empire)

    It's important to note the Roman Empire because we often see in the news today:

    --Jews
    --Catholic (has ties with Rome)

    Acts 23- We see Jews conspiring to kill Paul. This involved Jewish religious groups (Sanhedrin) who held a lot of Globalist powers. These powers were tied to the Roman government.

    Satan, in essence, used these globalist groups to accomplish his purpose.

    Today we see similar groups (who hold power) conspiring together to target individuals.

    Additionally, we also see a lot of anti-semitism.

    Why?

    Because the Jews are God's original chosen people, and Satan is trying to create an anti-semitic world to destroy the Jews.

    Esther 3:8- We see genocide effort against the Jews because the people didn't follow rules/laws. This was basically their "de-population" effort. (Sound familiar?)

    As I've shared in the Israel article, if you're paying attention to current events, you can see similar trends/parallels taking place.

    In summary,

    If we look to the past, Satan has used globalist powers to unify and turn people away from God, as well as make efforts to destroy Israel.

    Wake up, Satan is fooling everyone.
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    What is this thread. One guy with a goku pfp who joined a month ago using bible quotes to justify his shitty conspiracy theories that have been said a million times before. pain

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    Default Apologetics 101 / Most Frequently Asked Questions



    2010
    - Accuracy of the Bible / Jesus as a historical figure
    2015
    - God vs Spaghetti monster
    2019- We are all Michael Jordan
    2019- Jesus as a historical figure Part II / Why RationalWiki + Richard Carrier sucks
    2020- Something can't come from nothing
    2020- Theology / Greek Mythology / Faith / Evolution
    2021- Demons
    2021- Prophecy
    2021- Endtimes
    2021- Purity Prison
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    oh senpai @Baqer. teach me ur ways
    Dump all your money in $GME and go live alone in the mountains of the himalayas.
    This is 100% the correct way to live your life.

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    We are given glasses to help us see. It gives us vision.

    Our mission in life is what gives us focus.

    Looking at the world thru God's lens help us see our vision.

    How do we do this exactly?

    By receiving the Holy Spirit, we are made brand new in Christ. We are a new creation, literally.

    The Holy Spirit allows you to do what you couldn't do before His arrival.

    Everything is done (our capacity to love, forgive, and reach out to others), not by our own strength, but by His.

    We are not called to be exactly the same as each other, but we are called to be one with each other (like different parts of the human body comes together as one body).

    Again, this is only possible through Jesus' blood, who died on the cross for our sins. For the wages of sin is death, and He beared all that for us.

    "It is finished"
    Jesus said, meaning no more separation, no more sin, no more judgement. I. You. We. We have all been forgiven.

    Being a Christian isn't about being religious.

    For most religions emphasize following a bunch of rules and regulations, all to gain favor with a cold, distant God.

    Being a Christian, however, means having a close and personal relationship with God.

    And through this relationship, we are continually strengthened and encouraged to be messengers and ambassadors for Christ.

    Being an ambassador often involves going into foreign lands and speaking of the kingdom one represents.

    These foreign and strange lands may be hostile or enemy territory.

    But all is well.

    Because nothing is done by our efforts, but through the power of the Holy Spirit. God has strategically placed us where we need to be

    He gave you and me a new life, so what are you going to do with it?






    Finally
    , are you Rapture Ready?


    If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.
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    Daniel's 70 Weeks

    Daniel chapter 9 provides key information when it comes to endtime prophecy.

    Here is an illustration:



    Some key facts:

    --Each "week" consists of 7 years
    --The Jewish "prophetic clock" stops at Jesus' entry/Palm Sunday (69 sets of 7 or 483 years)
    --The Jewish "prophetic clock" will resume at the signing of a peace treaty between Israel and other nations
    --We are currently in the "church age" where the "prophetic clock" is paused

    Cool facts:

    This prophecy provided the exact time frame for:

    --The arrival of Jesus' first coming (483 years). We know from Nehemiah 2:1 that in 445 BC, King Artaxerxes (@xerx) allowed Nehemiah to go and rebuild Jerusalem (beginning with the walls around the city). Nehemiah 1 tells us this happened in the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes. Long story short, we can identify this exact date based on historical and archeological records. Fast-forward 483 years and we come to the spring of AD 31, the time of Jesus's triumphal entry on Palm Sunday.

    --Messiah's Death Prophesied. "After 62 sevens"

    --The AD 70 Destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple prophesied. This occurred in AD 70 at the hand of the Roman military leader Titus, who would later become emperor.
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    The Problem, Reaction, Solution Paradigm (The Hegelian Dialectic)

    1) The government creates or exploits a problem blaming it on others.

    2) The people (sheeple) react by asking the government for help, willing to give up their rights.

    3) The government offers the solution that was planned long before the crisis.











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    Economy 2021

    The Past

    There is now 45% more money in the system then there was one year ago. The Fed has been artificially holding up the stock market by printing money and using that money to buy stocks and by refusing to raise interest rates.

    The Present

    Fuel prices are up 69% since Biden took office and grocery prices are up 32% , new and used car prices have risen approximately 22% . New regulations in California will cause produce prices to skyrocket all across the country. The prices of everything else has gone up dramatically.

    The Future (Some possible scenarios)

    Prices will continue to rise with many exceeding double. The Fed will keep printing money, we will keep spending money and the Fed will continue to artificially support the stock market. Then:

    A--The prices will get so high that no one will be able to afford to buy anything except what is needed to go on living. The stock market will completely collapse and value will be restored to the dollar or

    B--The Fed will continue to print money and send checks out to people to make it look like they are trying to solve the problem that they created or

    C--Execute some other kind of problem / solution / transition / crisis (ex: Global Financial Reset, Adopting digital currency, Another Pandemic, etc)


    lol u can roll ur eyes all u want,

    but as I've alluded to in the past, once the makeup fully comes off,

    the sheeple are gonna get REKD





    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Loser View Post
    The people are exposing the system for what it is, we are seeing what they really think about the people, what they think about all of us. We're seeing what they're willing to do to fuck people over; these institutions, these governments, these banks are willing to put all stops to make sure people don't get rich. And to make sure they don't lose money.


    It's all corruption.
    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Loser View Post
    It's kinda like playing monopoly, where someone is the banker, and they keep giving themselves money. The fed reserve has been printing mass sums of money, causing mass inflation, decreasing purchasing power, while inflating the stock market, making billionaires even richer. This has been happening while we've been told to lock down at home and shut down our businesses....6 months go by and the best they could do is give a bullshit $600 check that hasn't even arrived to some people. Lol

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    Sometimes it's as if we look at life thru an ITR lens, and when we do ... The odds seem to be stacked against us.

    Our life problems seem insurmountable. Hopeless.

    But we need to realize, our human-perspective is so limited compared to what God has in store for us.

    When people were afraid and going on and on about how Goliath couldn't be defeated, David focused on how great God was and how He is able to solve our problems.

    The work has already been done, we do not need to be afraid,

    As a matter of fact, the game has been rigged - in our favor !

    While the world trembles in fear, we have assurance and confidence that the fight has already been won thru Jesus.

    This isn't to say your problems aren't bad.

    But this is encouragement to take a breath, and zoom out to see the larger perspective;

    God levels out the playing field

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandemic candy View Post
    Even though Julian Assange (+Eric Snowden) warned everyone about this stuff like 10 years ago, I'm glad this is coming out as more mainstream.

    When innocent citizens are the enemy of the government, the government is the enemy of the people.

    And people wonder why the government can't be fully trusted. smh





    Confirmed by FBI agents themselves:

    --The National Security Agency (NSA) routinely gives information on America citizens to the justice department (FBI) which is then used in the intel division for investigations

    --This is illegal spying, the NSA is not allowed to do this on American citizens. But this is a daily occurrence in this country (ex: gangstalking)

    Furthermore,

    --Even though you're an American citizen you just have to take this up the ass even though we live in a bureaucracy not a third world country

    --You aren't allowed to question it, or given an explanation

    The only hope to stop this is Republicans but there's a couple problems:

    1. The current Republicans are pussies

    2. There aren't any true Republicans/Conservatives that exist today. Just liberals disguised as conservatives.

    3. Nobody else is stepping up because of gaslighting and stockholm syndrome

    Therefore,

    Stop fighting about politics or taking it seriously. It's a one-way show.

    The 2-party system is simply an illusion. It's all a big joke.
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    Default Loud Explosions Rock Damascus

    According to Isaiah 17:1, over 2500 years ago, the prophet Isaiah prophecies that Damascus will be a heap of ruins :

    "The burden of Damascus behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap."

    If you look around Damascus / Syria right now, you have Iran and its proxies, especially Hezbollah that continue to move weapons around.

    Now with the United States, with its weakened influence right now over in the middle east + Israel with its weakened government, things might get a little interesting.

    Make no mistake about it - Hezbollah, Iran and it proxies are gonna use this time to continue to move weapons around, especially around the Damascus area ...

    This is almost like poking a bear, daring it to act,

    "I dare u to do something, u didn't do anything with Afghanistan, now we're gonna walk all over you and dare u to act!!"
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    An Fe-PoLR response:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subteigh View Post
    I think you are rewriting the bible now.

    If something has begun, it can hardly take place shortly when it has already begun.

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    Default Italian college student gets COVID QR-Code tattooed on arm, goes to Mcdonald's drive thru



    Some college student from Italy got a QR code of his COVID certificate tattooed on his arm and got it scanned (and approved) at the Mcdonald's drive thru line


    As I've pointed out in the Mark of the Beast article, although this isn't the Mark of the Beast itself, this is chilling as it's certainly setting precedents.

    Three reasons why this is chilling :

    1. This dude willfully did this for topical (branding) and practical purposes (convenience). in other words, the Mark of the Beast will first be embraced (before being forced upon by society)

    2. It's conditioning / normalizing humanity for setting the requirements / pre-reqs in order to buy/sell in the future

    3. What happens when counterfeits / hacks happen (ex: ur phone that contains ur COVID QR code gets hacked) ? what will be the next steps / solutions by the governments of the world ? will their arms be wide-open for the possibilities of some kind of injection or marking of the skin?
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    More on the humanity crisis in Afghanistan

    The Deal

    Originally via the peace negotiation under Trump, the US was supposed to leave by May 1st. After taking office, Biden pushed it to September 11th (lol), and then finally now to August 31st. The Taliban are telling the U.S to leave by August 31st or face "grave consequences."

    The Problem

    1. That's not enough time (given the current circumstances)

    2. US citizens and Afghan allies (interpreters, those working with military) cannot make it to the airport; the Taliban has checkpoints which people can't pass. You have reports of American citizens, despite having the correct paperwork, getting beaten on the streets with sticks and rods. You also have reports of shootings and executions of Afghan allies (Taliban are going door to door trying to find out which Afghan citizens worked with the U.S government)

    **Possible** Predictions

    Biden will "pull everyone out" by August 31st, and the Taliban will seize control of the airports. However, you'll still have some U.S citizens and allies still stuck and now totally stranded since the airports will be seized. The media will claim success and deny some people are still stranded. Mainstream media will forget / not make any reports (the narrative will be "to move on")... If they happen to run across some, they'll be labeled as "misinformation."




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    In the world of instant gratification, most of us get disappointed when results aren't immediately apparent.

    But you have to view The Kingdom, like a starter batch, or "yeast" that is put into bread;

    It starts small, but over time it activates the flour, which grows big like leavened bread.

    It starts hidden, but over time it is revealed.

    It's a powerful non-stopping agent, permeating wherever you go.

    It doesn't matter if you're the only one, don't be discouraged, don't give up.

    One day you'll see the kingdom come like never before.

    He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” Mat 13:33
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    Default Inventory of US equipment

    Inventory of US equipment left behind (via gov. acct office)

    (~$83 billion dollars worth)

    --4 transport planes
    --28 military planes
    --33 missile strike aircrafts
    --109 military helicopter
    --155 mine-proof vehicles
    --169 tanks
    --176 cannons
    --634 assault vehicles
    --8000 cargo trucks
    --16,035 night vision goggles
    --22,174 military jeeps
    --64,363 machine guns
    --126,295 pistols
    --162,043 radios
    --358,530 assault rifles
    Prediction: Sometime in the future (give or take ~after the next presidential election), the US (unfortunately) will have to go back into Afghanistan. And when they do, these weapons will *likely* be used against the US.
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    Inventory of US equipment left behind (via gov. acct office)

    (~$83 billion dollars worth)



    Prediction: Sometime in the future (give or take ~after the next presidential election), the US (unfortunately) will have to go back into Afghanistan. And when they do, these weapons will *likely* be used against the US.
    All that stuff will stop working after a couple years. You need a world-class economy to keep that stuff maintained.

    Besides, Afghanistan has some huge problems right now. The Afghan army was a huge make-work project funded by the US, and the US is no longer paying them nor is it allowing the Afghan government access to the money that the former govt had stashed in foreign banks.

    Afghanistan is now like Detroit after the car companies moved out, except Detroit has a Federal Government to pay many of the bills. Afghanistan has no one. Afghanistan has dirt. Lots and lots of dirt.
    I think that one reason the Taliban stopped Afghans from leaving the country, aside from how bad it makes them look, is because someone realized what they would be left with if all the Americanized Afghans left.

    Dirt, rocks, and an illiterate population.

    You make a person poor enough and they don't fight back. The fighters are the ones who still have something. The absolute poor just lie down to get kicked.
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    More on the humanity crisis in Afghanistan

    The Deal

    Originally via the peace negotiation under Trump, the US was supposed to leave by May 1st. After taking office, Biden pushed it to September 11th (lol), and then finally now to August 31st. The Taliban are telling the U.S to leave by August 31st or face "grave consequences."

    The Problem

    1. That's not enough time (given the current circumstances)

    2. US citizens and Afghan allies (interpreters, those working with military) cannot make it to the airport; the Taliban has checkpoints which people can't pass. You have reports of American citizens, despite having the correct paperwork, getting beaten on the streets with sticks and rods. You also have reports of shootings and executions of Afghan allies (Taliban are going door to door trying to find out which Afghan citizens worked with the U.S government)

    **Possible** Predictions

    Biden will "pull everyone out" by August 31st, and the Taliban will seize control of the airports. However, you'll still have some U.S citizens and allies still stuck and now totally stranded since the airports will be seized. The media will claim success and deny some people are still stranded. Mainstream media will forget / not make any reports (the narrative will be "to move on")... If they happen to run across some, they'll be labeled as "misinformation."
    Thinking more about the stuff that's going on in the US, it reminded me,

    Sanity is rightly seen as healthy, conducive to personal happiness and success in life. But it does not always, or even usually, produce good leadership.

    Good politicians don't necessarily make great leaders, akin to doctors/physicians, while they are "academically smart", aren't always the best at handling patients ("street smart").

    Coaches weren't always the best players. Players don't always make the best coaches.

    Sanity is linked to blindness. prevents realistic assessment and rational decision making. in the storm of crisis, complete sanity can steer us astray, while *some* insanity brings us to port.

    For example,

    Contrast the leadership styles of Churchill vs Chamberlain

    Churchill- Until Munich was seen as unstable. depressed (which is linked to realism). a bit out of mainstream, a contrarian rebel but extremely wise during times of crisis.

    Chamberlain- wanted to establish personal relations with ****** and rationally convince him of the need to avoid war. This is similar to the US situation where we are negotiating with the Taliban.

    This was appeasement, the optimistic and misguided attempt to confront tyranny with logic. This is an incorrect approach, as I've mentioned.

    You could say Chamberlain was a homoclite leader; that he or she is effective and successful in peacetime or prosperity, but fails during war or crisis.


    Are we seeing a similar phenomenon with the US?

    Only time will tell...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Strange View Post
    All that stuff will stop working after a couple years. You need a world-class economy to keep that stuff maintained.

    Besides, Afghanistan has some huge problems right now. The Afghan army was a huge make-work project funded by the US, and the US is no longer paying them nor is it allowing the Afghan government access to the money that the former govt had stashed in foreign banks.

    Afghanistan is now like Detroit after the car companies moved out, except Detroit has a Federal Government to pay many of the bills. Afghanistan has no one.

    You make a person poor enough and they don't fight back. The fighters are the ones who still have something. The absolute poor just lie down to get kicked.
    I dunno. The US rationale will be to prevent afghanistan from becoming a safe-haven for terrorists (to prevent potential terrorist attacks). The original plan didn't include Taliban takeover. Realistically, I think it'd be almost irresponsible if the US didn't go back in ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandemic candy View Post
    I dunno. The US rationale will be to prevent afghanistan from becoming a safe-haven for terrorists (to prevent potential terrorist attacks). The original plan didn't include Taliban takeover. Realistically, I think it'd be almost irresponsible if the US didn't go back in ...

    If 20 years there didn't change things, how much time and money will?

    Anyway, I think the airplane-into-the-skyscraper trick only works once.

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