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DaveW

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    DaveW reacted to HappyChristian in The beauty of creation   
    Let's not turn this thread into a discussion on eschatology - it's a thread designed to showcase the beauty of God's creation. Feel free to start a thread elsewhere discussing the two witnesses. Thanks.
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    DaveW reacted to Alan in The beauty of creation   
    Hello!
    Things are kinda slow today.
    I can barely get going.

     
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    DaveW reacted to Jim_Alaska in Pre Tribulation Rapture Of The Church   
    I'll leave the preparations for the Post Tribulation folks, I'm not going to be here.
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    DaveW got a reaction from Invicta in England/Wales   
    I have never been, but mt in laws have been across a couple of times.
    As far as driving is concerned, it took them a lot longer to get anywhere then they expected. I don't know what it is like driving in Canada, but country driving in the UK has heaps of little towns to slow you down - that is what they found anyway.
    An "outsider's" point of view of driving in the UK.
     
    Have fun!
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    DaveW reacted to Jim_Alaska in Scientific Facts in the Bible.   
    The second law of thermodynamics, which science understands, is the death blow to the idea (or theory) of evolution and the "big bang", which states that everything was created by  some sort of cosmic explosion, which brought order out of disorder.
    In layman's terms the second law of thermodynamics says that everything tends toward disorder from a state of order. In other words things decay or decrease. This can be seen and understood by simple observation. Left to itself a fire never gets hotter, it always tends to get cooler and smaller until it burns out completely.
    Your car doesn't become newer than when it was built it decays over time. You don't get younger and more perfect with time, you get older and your body degenerates. Unless any matter is acted upon by an outside force it will degenerate naturally. Scientists know this, but still cling to the foolish idea of evolution, which states that things go from a state of chaos to a state of order naturally.
    So Alan is entirely correct in his observation that "the force necessary to create the heavens is not of the universe." This genders the question of exactly where the power to create the heavens and all matter originates. In our Bible we find the very simple answer in Genesis chapter one and verse one. "In the beginning God."
    And so it is that all creation can arrive at the conclusion, if they would, that everything that we can see was created supernaturally by a power outside of this universe, outside of time and not subject to any natural law.  The second law of thermodynamics then should be enough to convince anyone of the truth that David penned so long ago; " Psm 19:1  <To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.> The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.  2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.  3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
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    DaveW got a reaction from WellWithMySoul in The beauty of creation   
    Great Australian Bight, taken today, 3rd October 2017 with my phone.
    On the way home now with an overnight stop, then 1450km tomorrow.

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    DaveW got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in My pics thread - and right or left side.....   
    I think I put this one up in the other thread but......

    And now this one as well.
    These are Wedge Tailed Eagles, and this pair have been injured and are being kept in an aviary at Cocklebiddy until they recover and can be released.
    They eat the roadkill, but are not always fast enough to get away as a car or truck comes. 
    Not small birds either - can have wingspans of 8 - 9 feet.

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    DaveW got a reaction from Salyan in My pics thread - and right or left side.....   
    Sorry - the middle bit of the country does not have great mobile signal....
    Sunrise east of Madura pass.
    Hmm... photo is sideways - will see what I can do about it when I can get my pooter online. Phone in the car just west of Poochera is no plave to play with this.

     

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    DaveW got a reaction from WellWithMySoul in The beauty of creation   
    Great Australian Bight, taken today, 3rd October 2017 with my phone.
    On the way home now with an overnight stop, then 1450km tomorrow.

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    DaveW got a reaction from WellWithMySoul in The beauty of creation   
    Great Australian Bight, taken today, 3rd October 2017 with my phone.
    On the way home now with an overnight stop, then 1450km tomorrow.

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    DaveW reacted to Jim_Alaska in Rifle build kit   
    Can't do better than the good old standby, "I bought it just for you, I'll even put it together for you."   
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    DaveW reacted to HappyChristian in So today is my 10 year anniversary...   
    Happy OBversary, @Salyan!  
     
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    DaveW reacted to Jim_Alaska in Topic Moved   
    I know that  have been continually blessed since I found OB and followed your postings in regard to properly understanding the grammatical context of various Scripture. It has really opened up my research and understanding of Scripture in its proper context. I am no grammarian by any means and do not have the educational background to ever be really good at it. But even my limited knowledge of grammar has increased dramatically when I see how including proper, accurate, grammar in my contextual study has benefited my studies.
    Thank you bro. Scott for taking the time to share your expertise with others, it has been a blessing.
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    DaveW got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in The beauty of creation   
    300 km east of Perth
     

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    DaveW reacted to Jim_Alaska in My pics thread - and right or left side.....   
    It's always interesting to poke fun at an Aussie, especially one that can appreciate a joke.
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    DaveW reacted to Jim_Alaska in My pics thread - and right or left side.....   
    Perhaps people who live down under just see things upside down.  
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    DaveW got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in My pics thread - and right or left side.....   
    Ok now turn your monitor upside down so you can see what it really looks like.....
    I am not up to sorting and posting the photos etc yet - maybe tomorrow when we are settled in Canberra if the motel has wifi.......
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    DaveW got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in My pics thread - and right or left side.....   
    Three long days of driving and we are finally in Sydney. 
    Day 1 - 4am leave Perth.
    Arrive Madura 7.30pm. Cheap motel.
    Day 2 leave Madura at 5.30am 
    Stopped at a little place called Morgan in South Australia nearly at midnight. Tried to sleep in the car as no vacancies anywhere (three towns) 
    Day 3 leave Morgan at 3.30am - hardly slept. 
    Breakfast in Mildura, Victoria, around 7am. Around 9am we passed into New South Wales.
    Making good time until the Hume Highway was closed due to bushfire 2 hours drive from Sydney. 2.5 hour diversion through some of the twistiest roads you can imagine, in the dark.
    Arrive at Sydney destination 9.30pm.
    The trip is around 4000km - and we filled up the car at Coolgardie, Madura, Ceduna, and a little town near Renmark, and used a total of about 140 litres of fuel.
    The car was telling us it used 5.3l/100km which is better than 44 mpg.
    A decent night's sleep, and now about to head to church with my Sister.
     
    Will put up more photos when I have time and have the energy.
    Sunrise somewhere in New South Wales. 
    I don't know what's happening here - but remember that Austrslia IS called the land down under......
     

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    DaveW got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Early church eternal security   
    Just want to add a couple of things.
    The Manna is used as an illustration to us - illustrations never teach a new truth, they only support a truth. By this I mean in this instance, the Manna is used as an example for us, but NEVER in the way you are proposing.
    In fact, the manna is used in reference to Jesus as the bread, but it is used as follows:
    John 6:31-35
    (31)  Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
    (32)  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
    (33)  For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
    (34)  Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
    (35)  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
     
    You see, in this passage we are shown that Jesus is the "True bread" - the point is not that the manna had to be continually gathered, but that the manna gave them life.
    This is further understood when Jesus says in vs 35 "I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger".
    Jesus actually makes the point that the difference between Him and the Manna is that men hungered after eating the Manna, but after accepting Him they will NEVER HUNGER.
    You see, the teaching of the illustration about Manna SUPPORTS the doctrine of eternal security.
    So you can happily strike the Manna argument off the list.
     
     
    Secondly, one of my favourite passages talks about signs and experiences: 2 Peter 1:19-21
    (19)  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
    (20)  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
    (21)  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
     
    This is talking about the fact that the Word of God came from God, not from men.
    It is called here a "More Sure" word of prophecy.
    Have you ever wondered what it is "more sure" than?
    You only have to look in the preceding verses:
    2 Peter 1:16-18
    (16)  For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
    (17)  For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
    (18)  And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
     
    Note here that Paul says they were "eyewitnesses of His majesty". Then in the next two verses Peter describes the event he is talking about.
    The Father speaks and says "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased", and at the end of vs 18 it says "when we were with Him in the holy mount"
     This is talking about what we call "the Transfiguration of Christ" and it is recorded in Matt 17:2-9; Mark 9:2-9; and Luke 9:28-36.
    The most amazing thing to me about this is that Peter, James, and John saw the Lord transformed into His glorified body and standing there with Moses and Elijah on top of the Holy Mount, and Peter in the chapter above says that we have a "more Sure" Word of God than even this incredible experience that they genuinely did experience.
    The Written Word of God is more sure, more reliable, more trustworthy than even the things you see with your own eyes, and the things you experience in this life.
    Make no mistake - Peter really did see these things happen when he and James and John went onto the mountaintop with the Lord, but Peter (speaking under the influence of the Holy Ghost) said the Word of God was even more sure than that.
    If the Word of God was more sure than that certain experience, then the Word of God is more sure than anything you or I might experience, see, hear, feel, or otherwise perceive.
     
    Trust the Word of God: It is true in all it says.
    Psalms 119:160
    (160)  Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
     
     
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    DaveW got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in The beauty of creation   
    No I'm not. We drive on the right side of the road which is the left side, not the wrong side which is the right side.
    We do this so that we can sit on the right side of the car which is of course the right side, instead of the left side of the car which would obviously be the wrong side........
    I might start a thread for this......
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    DaveW got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in My pics thread - and right or left side.....   
    Now at a place called Madura.
    My son and I left home 15 hours ago, have driven near to 1300kms, and still have about 200 more to get out of our state.
    Western Australia is a big place.
    Sunset from Cocklebiddy.
     

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    DaveW got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in The beauty of creation   
    No I'm not. We drive on the right side of the road which is the left side, not the wrong side which is the right side.
    We do this so that we can sit on the right side of the car which is of course the right side, instead of the left side of the car which would obviously be the wrong side........
    I might start a thread for this......
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    DaveW reacted to No Nicolaitans in A simple request   
    Well, all I can say in light of that is...
    Whoever the contractors were (that built our house), they were seeking eternal job security. LOLOLOL...LOL!
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    DaveW got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in The beauty of creation   
    300 km east of Perth
     

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    DaveW got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Last one to post in this thread wins   
    Oh congrats to you then........
    Lurking around to steal the first post of the new page......... 
     

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