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Ukulelemike

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About Ukulelemike

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    NE California
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    Preaching, drawing, singing, ukulele, goats, herpetoculturism.
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    Pastor of a small IFBaptist church in NE California, raise goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits. Play ukulele and sing. Sometimes TO my goats.

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  1. The beauty of creation

    Not exactly landscape, but a recent trip lent me opportunity to take a picture at a famous site in the Nevada desert, Tonopah's infamous Clown Motel.
  2. The beauty of creation

    Sunset over the Sierras
  3. Evolution Evangelism

    Concerning the portion that I have bolded, the notion of evolution is abhorrent to the beauty of God's creation. It is, in fact, exactly the opposite of God's creation, in that, according to the word of God, and not just Genesis, man, through sin, brought death into the world, while evolution teaches that death brought man into the world. Theistic evolution of any kind would represent the work of a retarded, ignorant god who had to try again and again, using mass death over billions of years to bring about the central aspect of His creation: Man. Simple scholarship shows that Genesis was written with the intent to be taken as history, not allegory, and those who don't see it as such, only do so because they have an axe to against it. BIll Nye, by the way, is an idiot who can't see past his own imagined aptitude enough to see how stupid it is to declare that believing in creation makes you unable to make an effective contribution to modern scientific advancement, all the while ignoring people like Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo, or even the modern scientist Raymond Damadian, inventor of the MRI machine and believer in a literal six-day creation. As for Hamm, I have my own issues about him, but in the area of the creation, he is correct: he just isn't a good debater-I watched their first debate and he ignored a slew of arguments against evolution. I would like to see him debate Kent Hovind on the subject, though while the offer has been made by Hovind, Nye is not interested.
  4. Does Anybody Have Any Music Videos That You Care To Share?

    This is an old one-I have since re-worked the rhythm as I really didn't like how I did it here. But I'm home sick today and not in the voice for something fresh.
  5. A request for rain

    Actually, the farmers hereabouts are pretty good with their work. They do a lot of crop rotation, allowing the fields to rest a year or two, including letting the cattle onto it to eat the leftovers and provide more manure. MAny of them also do great at adding more nutrients than just NPK, (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), especially sine our area is naturally very deficient in copper and selenium. And where we have had fires, we've done some great replanting-recently i drove past an area that was burnt out about 15 years back, and today it has many trees 10-20 feet high and thick, but well-spaced, as well.
  6. Climate change

    Recently read an article on the melting of the so-called permafrost in the arctic, and how terrible it will be as new amounts of carbon are released into the atmosphere, frozen microbes will come to life and kill people, etc. As for the microbes, I suspect this area was frozen around the time of the flood, so any microbes probably aren't harmful. as for the carbon, well, consider this used to be a forested area, like the rest of the earth once was. There may yet be seed from that forest frozen there, which can revive and sprout and thrive, due to the extra carbon released. We may end up with an amazingly fertile area where there was once only ice. I think that's a positive thing. People living there are excited at the possibility of beginning to farm there. I think the benefits will far outweigh the negatives.
  7. A request for rain

    Yes we had a fire from a lightning strike, maybe 1/2 mile from our farm. praise God the wind was blowing it west, while we were north, but it still got pretty close. We were all loaded up, ready to release the animals and lead them to the lake about 1/2 mile the other way at the edge of our property, but the crews and the planes got it out before we had to. burned about 80-100 acres. But yes, fires everywhere, over 600,000 acres in Montana already, a real mess. I don't see these things as any kind of judgment by God, as some do-rather, I see part as the result of the wrong-headed environmentalists not allowing forests to be thinned and undergrowth to be cleaned out, making normal fires much worse, as well as people throwing cigarettes out of cars, and apparently one large fire from someone playing with fireworks. As for the storms, well, it IS storm season and the storms have overall been much less of late, so two storms seems so odd right now.
  8. The Biblical Tithe: Cash or Crops?

    And people sacrificed cattle before the law, as well. The tithing that Abraham did before the law was a voluntary thing, but the tithing we usually point to in scripture for use today is all of the law-had Abraham not given a tithe to Melchesidek, would he have been seen as 'robbing' God? No, he chose to give because he wanted to. Later, however, the Jews are told that they are robbing God of His tithe-thus, it was a mandatory giving of not money, but foodstuffs, even though people gave money for the use of the house of God at the same time, but always freewill offerings. So when a church teaches a tithe today, it is attaching a legality to it that doesn't exist in the churches today; nowhere can an idea of tithing be found anywhere in the New Testament, and in fact, we are specifically told that we don't give out of necessity. "But this I say, He wich soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." (2Cor 9:6,7) NOT of necessity. A tithe imples necessity, demand, law. And I have seen it practiced and taught as such before, many times, that our 10% tithe is expected, and anything about that is an offering. That isn't scripture.
  9. The Biblical Tithe: Cash or Crops?

    I didn't say YOU were silly, I said your assumption is silly, and you did, indeed, make the assumption, though it may not have been intentional, it is how it came across. You said "Don't you non-tithers see the absurdity of not tithing and giving to missions?" so you have said, in effect, if you don't believe in tithing, you don't give, (to you a tithe=giving), and we certainly don't give to missions. And that is completely incorrect, thus, it is silly. And it wasn't your analysis that was silly, it was your accusation that "non-tithers' don't give. Tithing is NOT the only means of giving, even in the OT, regardless of how you feel about it: there were freewill offerings of all sorts: the issue with the tith is that it was NOT freewill, it was mandatory-thus, you believe that tithing is a mandatory giving for all believers, but that is completely false, it is not to be found anywhere in New Testament scripture. And I don't speak this as a moderator, but as a member and a fellow believer. It just isn't there.
  10. And the ark rested......

    It has been speculated that the ark may have had a moonpool, which would replace the air regularly inside to keep it from getting too ripe. Just speculation, of course, but I am sure someone thought about the conditions of the air in an enclosed space full of animals for a year.
  11. The Biblical Tithe: Cash or Crops?

    But this, now, would be considered pragmatism. That would be fine if no other principle was taught. However, the OT taught clearly that a 'tithe' was of meat and crops, while a freewill offering could be those, but was also money. In the OT, look up the word 'tithes': every time it is mentioned, it is in context to grain, meat (crops), the fruit of the field, etc. Always. The New testament doesn't teach ANY tithe anywhere, just freewill giving, as one has been blessed, and as one loves the work and the Lord, so you give. Not of necessity. A tithe WAS a necessity. So we can't just all pray and see what God wants us to do when He has spoken already-though we Do each need to lok and see how much the Lord would have us give. You make the silly assumption that if we don't tithe, we don't give. If I believ in the Bible, then I give. If I love the Lord and His work, I give-THAT is the New Testament principle of giving. Your assumption sounds very much like an SDA who would say, "Oh, you don't keep the OT Law? then you are clearl lawless and are against God!", and of course, you would agree that is foolish-we keep to the many commands of the New Testament, but not the Old, as it is no longer in effect. So, the OT tithe is not in effect for believers, and never way-we practice New testament giving as we are given to. But either way, it is still giving.
  12. The Biblical Tithe: Cash or Crops?

    The point isn't in the tithing, it is in the giving. Nowhere in the New Testament (which does not include the 4 gospels as those were still OT under the law), is tithing ever endorsed. It is only mentioned in Hebrews a couple times, referring back to Abraham. If it was a biblical precept for the church, it surely would have been IN the letters to the church as a requirement. Yet it is completely missing-completely, 100% not there. Whatsoever. By saying, 'Well, it works for me!', you are making it pragmatic. If it works for you, it MUST be the biblical truth. Except you can't back it with scripture, and I thought that was where we IFB-types get our truths. Christians should not deal in pragmatism and teach it as truth. The point is, we are to be givers-free will, as the Lord gives, we should give again. As we are blessed, so we should bless. It is much more akin to the OT examples of when the temple was in need of repairs, and a box would be put out for people to give into, a freewill offering, or the freewill offerings they would give in sacrifices. They were separate from a tithe, as it was completely by choice-as you felt blessed by the Lord, so you gave. As you wished to help repair the house of God, so you gave, as you chose. Kind of like what the early church did when they sold their lands and properties and laid it at the feet of the Apostles-it was a freewill offering. THIS is what the New testament teaches, not a tithe. Some may say, 'Well, I don't see it as any different; I don't give because I think I HAVE to give, but because i WANT to give!' And that's very good, exactly as it should be! But in a church where a tithe is taught, stop giving for a while and you'll probably hear about it, because you haven't given "YOUR TITHE" (that was meant to sound like a deep, bass voice with heavy echos). If a tithe is taught, it is a requirement in the eyes of that church. If you are a pastor who teaches a tithe, but don't believe it is a requirement, then stop teaching a tithe and start teach a freewill offering. You might see your finances drop real quick when people know they don't HAVE to give. At least, this has been MY experience.
  13. And the ark rested......

    My biggest issue is that it is built more as a boat, than an 'ark', which is a box, a chest or coffer. Not a boat. It didn't need a bow or stern, because it wasn't 'going' anywhere, just had to float. Not to speak ill of the hard work done, but God didn't tell Noah to build a boat, but an ark. But that's just my thoughts. Still would go see it if I was in the area, but I wouldn't travel to see it. I still think they found the real one in Turkey, but not sure there, either, of course.
  14. The Amazing Cell

    Oddly, he later did a video saying that mathematics prove the existence of God. Haven't watched that one yet. Accepting the truth of God, and trusting Him as Saviour are two different things.
  15. The Amazing Cell

    I believe this is the video on creation being an energy free event:
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