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  • Birthday 04/06/1961

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  1. And the ark rested......

    The most important part of a ship is its keel which is like the "backbone" of the whole thing. From an engineering standpoint, I can't see a straight-sided "box" with a displacement of several thousand tons, withstanding heavy seas without breaking up unless it had several "keels" running the length of it and LOTS of internal bracing. .Maybe brother Noah had an even better design.
  2. Lester Roloff

    Not as I tried to describe it to you. Yes "Godly sorrow" leads to repentance. But to get "saved", there must be something to get "saved" "from" and that thing is sin and self. You can't just "stop sinning" on your own. Believing on Jesus for salvation is to trust Him to save you from your sin. It's not a "work". It's faith. Getting rid of all the specific sins in your life happens over time after salvation; but begins immediately after because you have been made a new creature. Repentance is an ongoing thing thereafter because we still have the sin nature as well as the new nature.
  3. Lester Roloff

    "Repentance" is in the heart, therefore it is faith and not a "work". When you realize that you are a lowdown sorry hateful sinner, on your way to Hell and deserve it, you turn "against" or from that sin and self to Jesus. That's repentance. It's not a "step one, step two" thing. I've heard some put it this way "to take God's side against yourself". However, "repentance" is still an active necessity in the Christian life; not for salvation but to grow and stay in fellowship with God.
  4. And the ark rested......

    I was wowed by the building's design and construction which are ingenious and the artwork and craftsmanship are second to none; especially stuff like the animal "kinds" and the dinosaur models. Everything is first class. I have some opinions on some of the speculative stuff which is displayed, but I will save mentioning those for a later date. I still hold to "........... blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." There is no comparison to that. The best thing was, that the plan of salvation was presented throughout.
  5. And the ark rested......

    My wife kept asking what the types of wood were. So I found western red cedar, eastern red cedar, spruce, fir, yellow pine, pressure-treated yellow pine, plywood, oak and mahogany but never saw a single stick of "gopher wood". I'll post more photos later.
  6. And the ark rested......

    ........... in the seventh month, on the seventeenth* day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. KENTUCKY We boarded
  7. Lester Roloff

    He was a good preacher. Had a home for wayward kids, out in Texas I believe..
  8. Making America Great Again

    Why is there a Turkish flag behind Obama as well as the Turk. Shouldn't each just have his own flag?
  9. Making America Great Again

    I just realized, the photo on the left is most likely photoshopped. sorry
  10. Making America Great Again

    Now, your country has been invaded by hordes of Muslims and now even the mayor of London is one of them. Unlike those European immigrants of days gone by, the vast majority of these people will not assimilate. They fully intend to over-run your country and do away with your culture and are becoming much more bold about it too. It is only going to get worse. Our country has already allowed a Muslim to hold the highest office in our land which I still consider unconscionable . But now, in our country, I believe President Trump may be part of the last line of defense because, in spite of his faults, he actually cares about the U.S., unlike Obama who was bent on destroying it. Yes, we have both "duty" and "rights" and these are outlined in our Bible. Our "duty" is to be concerned with the "rights" of others.
  11. Making America Great Again

    I'm not too familiar with President Trump's economic policies but I do sense that the economy has been on the rise since he took office. I will note that our business does increase between the months of February and May, but it's now July and it's still going strong. I have probably done more business in the past five months than I did for each of the last eight years. I think business people in general have more confidence in the economy right now and I hope it stays that way. More business means more jobs, and more jobs means more business. I wish I could say the same for my sheep business but, I haven't sold a sheep in a few months now and I have 5 figures worth that I'm going to have to feed all summer with no guarantee they will sell. I was told by one of the auction buyers that it's the Muslims, who he has dealings with, who are worried about what Trump is going to do. I say it's bad that sheep sales are down but great if these heathens are worried. I hope he ships the whole lot out and bans all of the Muslims. I was fine with them until they began attacking us.
  12. The Blood Verse

    I had heard a family member, maybe my Mom, mention this a time or two but had forgotten it. I was at my sister's house today and she was showing me my Grandpa Webb's old wallet. In the wallet, along with his driver's license and such, is a small piece of paper with Ezekiel 16:6 written in pencil.. My Grandpa believed that, by reading this verse, he could stop a person from bleeding. I know the verse has nothing to do with that but, I just thought it was interesting. But I'm thinking "Pa, if it had that much "mojo" why didn't you at least memorize it?" And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I saidunto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thouwast in thy blood, Live.” Ezekiel 16:6 http://www.appalachianhistory.net/2008/03/blood-verse.html
  13. "Repent of Your Sins" False gospel

    You are correct. The simple "root" meaning of the word "repent" is to turn from or turn against something. It always means the same thing but has different implications in different contexts. God "turned against" or "turned from" the "evil" He intended for the people of Nineveh after they "turned against"/"turned from" their wickedness. Likewise, pertaining to salvation, "repent" means to "turn from"/"turn against" sin. The Bible says, (speaking of the Comforter, or Holy Spirit) "He shall convince the world of sin, righteousness and judgment...". When the Holy Spirit deals with a person's heart, in order to be saved, that person must fully believe that they are a low-down, wicked, sorry sinner, headed for Hell, and deserve to go there, but at the same time fully believing that God is all good, loving and righteous and casting their soul at the mercy of God. That is turning FROM sin and self TO God. It is all done in the heart, and it can happen in the heart/mind of a deaf/mute quadriplegic who can't move a muscle or call out Jesus' name. It is pure faith, not works.
  14. Man Cave

    No, it will probably be excavated by archaeologists one day.............. "We are now at the 7th level near the bottom of the site.........Oh look, what's this red thing? Intriguing! This was possibly a primitive religious object, used in rock polishing rituals"
  15. Man Cave

    Two years ago, I sold my commercial sandblasting rig. It was a rotary-screw compressor with four-cylinder International engine, a 600# pressure pot, and a remote air supplied respirator rig. I did miss it momentarily back a few weeks ago when I had to hire a local monument company to sandblast some signs for me, because they came close to ruining one $2500 sign. I don't miss it bad enough to buy another rig though.
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