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About Ukulelemike

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  • Birthday November 11
  • Bio 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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  • Location: NE California
  • Interests Preaching, drawing, singing, ukulele, goats, herpetoculturism.
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  1. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Vehicular Prayer Request   

    Hi., ho, all!
    Just a request for prayer. We have, currently, three vehicles down for repairs. My F150, my staple farm truck, just went down with transmission issues, my Ford Ranger still won't run, (given to me after sitting for eight years), and we have a Jeep being worked on, hopefully with everything bought and mostly done, as far as we know, but with my wife going one way to work and me going the other, it makes life difficult.
    I also am way overdue for a trip to the auction and my goats are eating me out of house and home, but our Tempo won't haul the trailer.
    So finally got my tax return and have money, but repairs are going slow. So if you might spare us a moment, would you send up a prayer that we can get a vehicle or two running soon?
    And please, no Ford jokes-they have actually run long and strong more than I would have thought.  And considering I traded my 73 Gran Torino for my pick-up, I try to take care of it. I miss that car! 
  2. Ukulelemike added an answer to a question: Determinism   

    ​I would agree with this idea of a somewhat partial-determinism.
     The Bible says "The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will." In Romans 9:17, one of the chapters the Calvinists like to try to use to back their doctrine, it says, "For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth."
    What it seems to me, is that, particularly, rulers are directed more by the hand of God than average people. Rulers are placed into their particular positions by the hand of God, I believe, and they are directed, at least to a point, to do certain things that will result eventually in God's desired outcome. I don't think they are puppets, but I do believe, because of their great influence on world events, that the Lord does, indeed, turn them where He would, and He raises up some to shew His power in them.  I personally believe that the Lord caused Hitler to do the great atrocities against the Jews that he did, so that the world might pity them, and thus, result in the land of Israel once again being established. We often may wonder why our military didn't do more to help the Jews being shipped to Auschwitcz-I heard a conservative radio personality ask that, "Why didn't we bomb the tracks that the Germans used to transport the Jews to the death camps?" Simply because they didn't want to-no one liked or particularly cared about the Jews at that time. Germany sent thousands off in a cruise ship to other countries, and offered them to take them, including the USA, but everyone turned them back and they ended up back in Germany. No one was willing to help them--but no one really wanted them whole-scale slaughtered, either, and when that was the result., I think an international sense of shame and guilt arose, as each nation who claimed to care, had to admit that they could have helped, but didn't. We were partially to blame for the holocaust, so in pity we rewarded them the nation of Israel.    Could it have happened any other way?  So tell me God didn't use it.
    So yeah, I believe there are some that don't have as much freedom of choice as others, though I think they have the same freedom to choose salvation as any others.
    As for believers, I know in my own life that there have been times when I made decisions, only because I was placed into a position where I had no choice, and I believe it was the hand of God leading me where I didn't much want to go. But the end result was very positive. I could have chosen otherwise, but it would have been like saying Jonah could have chosen to keep rebelling against God as he sat in the fish's belly. Sure I COULD choose otherwise, but the end result would be a slow  and uncomfortable demise. Not a hard decision. Paul COULD have chosen to reject Jesus when he met Him on the road to Damascus, but he would have been blind and had to knowingly reject the very God he claimed to serve, in order to keep his place and position. COULD choose, but not a very good choice.  
  3. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: They will make your cash illegal   

    I agree on gold-its metal, its only worth what someone is willing to give for it, in the long run. When the governments join, they will deicde what gold is worth, not any market-there will be no more market. Everything will be decided by those with the power. Even if I'm not right about the rapture timing, I suspect this country will be pretty-well down the tubes before it anyways, and the only thing worth stockpiling will be comodities, real things, like beans, rice, flour, sugar, coffee, and yes, if you want something to really trade well? Tobacco. Bartering with others who aren't willing to just 'go along' will be the only way to survive.
    Edit to add: And of cours, even that will only last for so long-those in power will come and take what they want, and if we resist, they'll not hesitate to kill those who are seen as a problem.
  4. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Why King James Only?   

    Another excellent book is Touch Not the Unclean Thing by David Sorenson. It gives as well a fairly exhaustive list of TR backed translations into hundreds of languages,including many native American languages, reaching back to the earlypart of the 2nd century with the Italic and Syriack, both very early TR texts, which shows that the TR New Testament was complete and common enough by that time to have it translated into other languages, in toto. Around 125AD, well before the council of NIcea, by the way, who many claim are the ones who set the canon of scripture, yet there were complete NT translations based off the TR well before it.
  5. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: They will make your cash illegal   

    Money isn't money anymore, anyways. Our currency has not been based on the gold standard in many decades. Its based on air, on the good faith and promise of the government, and we know how solid THAT is!
  6. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Posting and Reply   

    Ah yes, indeed, Thanks, brother Matt!
  7. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Bible Quiz   

    ​Yes, indeed, though I guess I was vague in what I wanted. "Ebenezer means, literally, "Stone of help". But we'll call it good.
    As for the unofficial question, the baptism was derived from the Jewish custom of tevilah where a convert to Judaism is completely immersed in a kosher mikveh. The point of the tevilah was to symbolize the person's total immersion into, and dedication to, the Jewish religion, entering the water a Gentile, and rising out as a Jew.  The symbolism is very similar to Christian Baptism, a symbol of the act of Christ as He died on the cross, and our joining with the local body. Both are a public profession of faith, though of course, John's baptism was a public profession of repentance.
    So, Alan, you're up!
  8. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Truth is not always popular   

    Unfortunately, we have a lot of 'right wing' radio types who will spend all day talking about how terrible the republicans are nowadays, and in the next breath declare that no third party candidate will ever have a chance of being elected. And so many listen to them, that in effect, they are the reason it won't happen. Rush like to talk about how his liteners are thinkers and self-motivators, and yet, he DOES have a vast influence on them. If Rush and Hannity and Savage and Pags and Ingrahm and LaVine would insist that a thrid-party candidate CAN be elected, and maybe got behind one, people would stop believing a lie and we might see an actual change. But the status quo MUST be held to.
  9. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Shut-up or else!   

    ​This reminds me of a short routine by a comedian.
      He is writing for a TV series, and in it, he says he uses the term "midget" in his script. Well, the producer is furious and says he cant say "Midget". The comedian asks why, and the producer tells him that its a terrible, demeaning word. Again, the comedian can't get it, says "Why is midget so bad?". The producer tells him, "Midget is as bad as the "N"-word!" To which the comedian replies, "No it isn't", and the producer says "Yes, it is!', and the comedian says, I know its not as bad-you know HOW I know?"  "How?" "because if it was as bad as the 'N' word, we wouldn't be saying 'midget'.
    The use of the phrase "N"-word, is a great example of how we are brainwashed. I get the term is bad, and there is no real good use for the word, but sometimes it can be used as an explanation of bad words not to use against people, and the like-I mean, It's not a word that if we say it, we're going to go to hell that instance-I can write here, "The word 'nigger', is a terrible word to use to describe anyone, and it shouldn't be used as such", and there is nothing wrong with that. Yet its gotten so bad that, as I recall some years back a fellow was called a racist for using the word 'niggardly', meaning stingy, and those who didn;'t understand it got horribly offended, and even when the word was explained, they decided it was still a horrible word to use, because it KINDA sounds like the other word.  We have been brainwashed into saying "N"-word, yet those to whom it once was used, use "nigger' regularly to describe themselves or others of that same skin tone.  Weird. But its all about social engineering.
  10. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Shut-up or else!   

    The decision the SCOTUS makes concerning same-sex marriage will have a lot to do with what happens to free speech, very shortly, not to mention freedom of religion. SSM cannot co-exist with some other constitutional rights, so we can guess which ones will win out and which will be quietly shunted aside.
    Good=evil, evil=good
  11. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Getting rid of the 'bug' of nonsense, tip the bowl.   

    Always remember this since I was a kid:

  12. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Is it just me?   

  13. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Truth is not always popular   

    Good article, except for the continued use of the term "neocon", as if to lay it firly at the feet of conservatives. in fact, the liberals (neolibs?) have continued the mess unabated for the last 6 years under Obama, and have in fact expanded it. It is very clear that the two are, as has often been said, two sides of the same coin.  Its always been a fact that war is a great money-maker-just not for the common man-just for the industries that play both sides.
    America is, no doubt, a mess. Nothing unamerican about telling the truth-if the truth is not told, there is no chance to fix the mess. It just won't get fixed with any of the players on the field now.
  14. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Silly Women   

    ​To take the verse to mean, "If anyone disagrees, its not important", is to miss all of what Paul previously wrote, and to ignore the fact that things spelled out clearly in the Bible, like this, are not generally left up to people's personal feelings about it.
    Its important to take this entire passage about headcoverings in it's context, which can be found at the beginning of Chapter 7: "Now, concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me..." Apparently, the church in Corinth had written a letter to Paul, asking him about various subjects. Consider how, over the next few chapters, how Paul bounces from subject to subject, many totally unrelated. Even in Chapter 11, he speaks goes quickly from the subject of headcoverings/hair then immediately to the observance of the Lord's Supper, without skipping a beat. This goes back to 7:1-the letter. From this, as we go through the various subjects, we can ascertain what the questions were-in this case, (and history backs it up), women of the Roman culture, thus, all the areas where Rome held sway, which would include Corinth, had stopped wearing headcoverings, and were instead inventing new and complicated styles of wearing their hair, which had been previously covered up. The women were competing with each other in hairstyles. So, I suppose, from hisory and the answer Paul gives here, the question would have been akin to "As women are ceasing wearing headcoverings, are our women allowed to stop wearing them as well, or must a woman stay covered?", or something to that effect. Again, by his answer, we see it was something like that-Paul goes on to talk about the importance of a woman being covered-it represents her head, man, and the man is to be covered, which the man, whose head is Christ, is to remain uncovered, lest he cover the glory of God, being made in His image. There is no doubt left that a woman SHOULD be covered, and a man should NOT be covered, and to do otherwise is to make both parties unfit to pray or prophecy, and that would inlcude ANY prayer, not just within the context of the assembly.
    Then, Paul continues by likening the hair to the covering-a man's hair should be short, hence, he is then uncovered if his hair is short. A woman's hair should be long, hence she is covered by her long hair, which God gave her FOR a covering. Hence, a woman should not have short hair, and a man should not have long hair.
    Paul's wrap-up comment, then does not say we don't have to be covered, its not important, because he just spent a lot of time and space to emphasise that it IS important. Rather, it goes back to the original question: the WEARING of a piece of cloth as a cover, and THAT, the church has no custom of. In fact, that is so true that we don't even ever see it as an issue spoken of in the Old testament.-it was always purely cultural in the entire region, not a sign of Judaism. The hair was ALWAYS the covering, even from Eden.
    By the way, blad is not uncovered-bald is an extreme-even the Jews were told not to shave their heads, because that was how many of the heathen nations wore their hair-uncovered is merely 'short', covered is 'long'. We could get into an argument about what constitutes long and short, but seriously, that's picking at nits, it's a way to disregard what the Bible clearly says. Its easy really: if the hair is too short to wear as a 'veil' or a 'cover', then it's short. If it's long enough to wear as such, then its long. Paul gives the answer by how he likens them. So, if there's a question that it MIGHT be too long for a man, the cut it. If there's a question that it MIGHT be too short, for a woman, then grow it out. Its not hard, not brain surgery. Common sense really does fix the problem.
    As for how certain people of different faiths wear it, that means nothing but a hill of beans-its what the Bible SAYS that matters. If Fundamentalist women disobey the Bible by wearing short hair, that doesn't make the word of God of no effect. If Charismatic women wear their hair long enough, that doesn't make it of no effect, either.
  15. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic: Silly Women   

    I think just seeing the many false churches virtually run by women today, or with a very strong feminine presence, as an example that this is already well underway. I can't tell you how hard it is to get acoss to 'Christian' women who base their theology upon their emotions and feelings. Particularly in areas of dress, modesty and hair. Sound afmiliar?
    Lady: "I am thinking about cutting my hair into this really cute, pixie cut!" 
    Pastor: "Well, the Bible says that a woman's long hair is a glory to her because it is given her for a covering."
    Lady/Husband/Friends/Family: "Oh, that's not for today! That was just cultural for the time. God doesn't care about hairstyles! I am fine with my wife/daughter having short hair; its none of your business. Get out of being under the law!"
    We have a young lady in the church,immature yet, but she likes to wear failry revealing clothes, and whwn we talk to her, she always has some excuse. Again,it all comes down to self and emotions. BUt we're working on her,praying for her.