Over here in Europe car registration plates bear the EU Flag. In most countries in the EU this flag is compulsory. In the UK it is only optional. Some people put the St Georges flag on their registration plates. Some were told they would be prosecuted as only the EU flag was allowed. This caused somewhat of an outrage and the ruling was soon reversed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-352842/Fined-having-St-George-sticker-car.html I refuse to have any flag on my registration plate. http://www.demonplates.com/news/flag-number-plates.php
The 12 Star EU flag is taken from a stained glass window in Strasbourg Cathedral. The stars represent the stars around the head of images and statues of the RC 'Mary'. These often seen on the continent have the stars around the head and a crescent moon and a serpent under the feet. There's your serpent again. RCs get this image from Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: This, they say is 'Mary.'
Interesting. My brother in law worked in the hospital service in the Isle of Wight. There was a man on the island who ran a snake form where he milked the snakes for their venom. One day he went into a hospital and said he had been bitten by a rattle snake. He was flown in a helicopter to a hospital on the mainland, but they said if it happened again he would be charged for the helicopter as they didn't believe he would not have taken the serum.
Thanks Dennis. David Cloud distributed this some years ago. It is well worth repeating. I keep telling my church that if we have songs by people like Kenrick and Townend, then youngsters are likely to look them up online and follow some similar charismatic songs, then more extgreeme ones.
Alimantado It doesn't bother me when I am called names. Sticks and stones may hurt my bones but names will never hurt me. I have been called a liar, a false teacher and an heretic on this site. It doesn't bother me. The Jesuits consider me to be an heretic so it is no wonder that those who follow their teachings do also. Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
At the weekend we visited a relative who is planning to train for ministry in his Baptist Church. It is a very liberal church with a woman minister, and is part of the ecumenical movement. He doesn't agree with either, they live in a very small village and cannot afford to travel out of the village and the only alternative is the C of E. which is even worse. They sometimes have to rely on food banks and from time to time I have sent hem a gift to help with their food bill. Not a great amount as we are on a fairly small pension. He does listen to me and I recently warned him that some links he put on his face book page were unscriptural. He thanked me for the advice and stopped posting them. One thing he said when I visited him and his family, was that he does prayer walking. When I asked what that involved he said they walk along streets, in twos, praying for the street I felt somewhat uneasy about this as I know some charismatics do this. They also use it to pray against "territorial spirits" My advice will probably be that I am not for it because 1). It is not found in the scripture and 2). there is no need as you can pray just as effectively at home. I will probably add that is likely to be more useful if you were to be leafleting a street, or doing door to door. Any advice or thoughts please.
We might say, "Give my regards to everyone" We don' literally mean 'everyone' in the whole world. Where we would say 'everyone' the French would say "Toute le monde, (all he world)" It is a figure of speech, presumably the Jews had a similar one.
Isaiah 47: 2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. 3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.