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Rebecca last won the day on May 17 2015

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  1. I recently watched a video (I'll try to find it again) that talked about Sweden (the "perfect" country) and the aftermath of them accepting so many "refugees". While I'm sure a small percentage moved to Sweden with thankful hearts and good motives, the majority have turned Sweden into a mess of crimes, hostility, "no-go" areas, etc. The video focused on the rising crimes against women, and showed how the Swedish media refuses to identify criminals race or culture, and the police's hands are tied and many crimes go unpunished. At the very end, a few young liberals were interviewed and asked if the rise in violent crimes and the country's first terrorist attack was due to the influx of refugees. They insisted there was no connection and to even think so was racist. The same thing is happening in America, people are putting their heads in the sand and screaming "no connection, racist!" edit: forgot to add, there have been reporters from other countries go to Sweden to positively report on the success of Sweden's refugee acceptance, but have been physically attacked and beaten by the very people they were wanting to portray as victims of other countries refusal to accept them. edit2: Here's the video I saw:
  2. Still praying for everyone. John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
  3. The same person who shared the above memes on my fb page also shared the following video, and while I still don't like football, don't know this guy or care about the team he plays on, I don't know how he lives his personal life or whether he would make a great role model, but after watching it I do have to finally admit that maybe not all football players are Godless reprobates, some are using their position to proclaim the gospel. If more Christian football players would be this bold, football might be worth watching, haha! ;)
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  5. I'm glad the doctors and you have a better understanding of what's going on. I will continue to pray.
  6. "Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
    For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness."

    Psalm 107:8-9

    1. Alan


      What kind of bird is on your avatar?

    2. Rebecca


      Taiwan Barbet (Five-Colored Bird), photo taken at a bird sanctuary a few years back.

  7. Probably so, there was talk about Texas and a few other states seceding when Obama became President. But that's all it was, just talk.
  8. California wants to leave the Union. I'm assuming the issue is he doesn't know how he should pray for this situation. Would it be good or bad for the rest of the country if California were to secede?
  9. I deleted my other comment because it wasn't edifying. However, I do want to say, that the disagreement between NN and Alan actually did encourage me because in my mind that is how two Christians should behave when disagreeing on a subject. When neither one could sway the other, they amicably "shook hands" so to speak and left off. I had hopes that other argument would end the same way. I had also hoped to be able to contribute to this thread again concerning the main subject, but at this point, I will bow out. Thank you for all those who politely spoke up and provided scripture to support their belief on this subject, I appreciate it! :)
  10. Matthew 10:2-4: Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. Mark 3:14-19 : And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: And Simon he surnamed Peter; And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him. Luke 6:13-16 : And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor. All the 12 chosen apostles were given power to heal and cast out devils, including Judas Iscariot. We may not know what each of the individuals did to fulfill this requirement, but they all did, as scripture recorded in several places. Paul certainly does fulfill the requirements needed to be an apostle, and the fact that he was one is not in question. The question of whether or not he replaced Judas Iscariot as the official 12th apostle is the problem. I think part of the problem is that the words "disciple" and "apostle" are often used interchangeably, even in scripture (Luke 9:1), and also the fact that a few of the men went by differing names depending on who was writing about them. Jesus had vast amounts of people following him, many of whom are named in scripture. They were called His disciples. Out of those disciples Jesus chose 12 special men, which Jesus named "apostles", giving them special powers of healing and casting out of devils, and personally teaching them many things they would need to know after Jesus had left. So the question is, if anyone from the NT who followed Jesus, cast out unclean spirits, and healed the sick could be an apostle, who are the specific twelve names spoken of in Revelation 21:14? " And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb." Surely it's not Judas Iscariot, I'm sure we can all agree on that. So who is the twelfth man? Matthias? Paul? Someone else from left field? Maybe there was no human replacement and it's the Lamb Himself: Hebrews 3:1 "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus" ;) Probably not, but it would stop the back-and-forth! :D Personally, I'm of the persuasion that Paul was the 12th apostle, replacing Judas Iscariot. :)
  11. May I respectfully suggest that another thread be started to discuss who was or was not an apostle? Alan has already expressed his desire to end the discussion in this thread.
  12. Unfortunately due to a misplaced decimal, my application was denied! My bunny doesn't really weigh 56 pounds! :'(
  13. There probably is some deeper meaning, but I've always read that at face value. Lamech was 182 years old when Noah, his first child, was born. How long had he toiled on his land by himself or with little other help? When Noah was born, he probably felt relief at finally having someone who would be able to help him farm the land when he got old enough. Thus, Noah was a comfort to his parents, in the future they wouldn't have to struggle so hard working the ground with another hand helping. Of course after Noah, Lamech had other children, but as his first born, Noah was a comfort. Until the flood waters receded and the ground dried up and was back to normal, sure..... Noah was a comfort to "us" because he saved the human race.... Lamech on the other hand, wasn't thinking about a flood and drowning, or dying, unless he was a prophet he wouldn't have known Noah was destined to save the human race, and the Bible doesn't exactly say. Basically, my thoughts are, while we can read the deeper meaning, it's really just a new father happy he has a son to help him on the farm. ps sorry, I just noticed the new emoticons and they're really cute! couldn't resist including them.
  14. Prayed.