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Jim_Alaska last won the day on April 15

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  1. Daily Genesis

    Zuno_Yazh, "No" is not an acceptable answer to a moderator on these forums. Moderators are here to moderate at the request of the board owner and uphold his board policies. This type of response to a moderator will not be tolerated on this board. Salyan's request as a moderator was reasonable and fair. Your reply to her was unchristian at best and absolutely rude by any standards. If you claim Christ as Savior you should hang your head in shame for your disrespect.
  2. Addition to the rules and regs?

    The mods are discussing this and I am sure that if and when any policy changes are implemented that there will be an announcement from BroMatt. Please rest assured that there is concern about this subject on the part of the mods also.
  3. A Cute little movie

    And that is exactly why it has been and always will be called "The Theory of Evolution." Theories originate in the mind of man, Truth originates from God and is affirmed in His Word. I wonder how many ever thought about how this "theory" is always taught as fact? Some scientists and our education system treat it as fact even while calling it a theory. The amazing part of all of this is that they never once think that this is contradictory.
  4. New Old Guy On The Block

    This has no bearing. The point is: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
  5. Thank you Rebeccca. I agree that it could be clearer. It may have been better presented as a quote. Thank you for your observation.
  6. New Old Guy On The Block

    By your answer I must then assume that you believe that Catholics can get to heaven if their performance was flawless. I would submit that a Catholics flawless performance does not take into consideration the original sin that passes on to all men from the time of Adam. 1Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Man, outside of Christ is flawed from birth and no amount of flawlessness on his part can remove that sin. Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. This Scripture declares that even if a man's performance were perfect, or flawless, he could not be justified by his performance. So then, Scripture, not the fertile mind of man, affirms that no amount of flawlessness of man can result in a home in heaven. Edited to add: Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. We are born condemned before we even begin to try to do any good works. Being condemned already the only remedy is a full pardon, which is by the faith of Jesus Christ, not of works lest any man should boast.
  7. The beauty of creation

    That is easy terrain for a mountain goat. I have seen them run full tilt up a sheer mountain rock wall in Alaska. Looking at the rock wall I couldn't see anything to get a grip on. Their feet are specially designed to be able to do that. They have a very hard outer rim to their hoof and a pliable non-skid frog encircled by the hard hoof. I never would have believed that anything could scale a rock wall like that if I had not seen it myself. Thanks for posting that HC, these are an amazing species of God's creation. They are extremely difficult to hunt because you can't get close to them and can't climb where they can.
  8. Missionaries

    Thank you for your thoughts Bro. Alan. I do have to confess something concerning your avatar. Before you posted telling everyone what your avatar was, I had thought that it was a large lizard of some sort. This may have to do with the small size avatars that are allowed as an avatar. Consequently, to this day when I see your avatar my minds eyes sees a lizard. I see the eyes and what looks like a lizard's tongue sticking out. Another things that makes it look like a lizard to me is the flat shape of what would be the head, almost like and alligator.
  9. I agree that this is crude terminology and does not belong on a Christian forum. I would suggest that members please carefully consider their words before posting words or phrases that may be unacceptable to others.
  10. Daily Genesis

    Regarding the issue of evolutionary billions of years, I have always considered the following verse to be God's inspired answer to the theory of evolution in it's entirety. Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
  11. Missionaries

    I am sorry for the long lapse between installments in this story. My last installment was at the end of February, my how time slips by. I will try to pick up where I left off as I am able. I have had two things preventing me from continuing. The first is that my wife and I were notified by the owners of the house we rent that they wanted to take possession of the house once again and move back in by May 1st' at the latest. So we have been frantically trying to find alternative housing, which is extremely difficult since we live very remote from any population center. Our community is nothing more than a wide spot in the road; population 80. We have managed to find alternative housing finally, but it is now mid-April and we only have two weeks left before the owners take possession. Of course this means the dreaded task of moving and that this place must be spotless and ready for them, as well as the new place being made livable for us. This has been a very discouraging and depressing few months. The second thing that that has kept me from continuing this missionary story is that, for some mysterious reason my peripheral Neuropathy seems to have returned. I wrote in another place on the forums about the surgical implant I had done to remedy this situation. It has now returned and is even worse than before my implant. I am working with my specialist to determine what the problem may be. But suffice to say that with the return of this medical situation I am almost useless in trying to help my wife with this moving situation and all it entails. This Neuropathy manifests itself in no feeling from my knees to my feet and makes my legs and feet extremely weak. This, in turn makes for extreme instability, because I can't feel what my feet are doing. I have to support myself at all times while standing or walking, either with a cane of holding on to something. Trying to do anything with both hands proves impossible, I always need one hand for support. So consequently the only things I can do manually are what can be done with one hand. Even then I wear down very quickly. I would very much appreciate prayers in our behalf from my brothers and sisters at OB. But I have every intention in continuing my missionary story as time and strength allow. Thanks to everyone for bearing with me. Edited to add: I just realized that there is one other small thing that enters into my life situation at this time. That small thing is age. I thought of this as I posted my post this morning and looked at my avatar. My avatar is misleading to say the least. It is twenty years old. I am age 75 as of this last December. I have used this avatar for many years simply because it is the most recent picture of me that I have. It was taken when I was 55 years old. Sorry for the unintended deception. I mention and add this because age is a definite obstacle in situations such as I described above.
  12. Daily Genesis

    I agree with Bro. Dave and have always believed and understood the days of creation to be literal days as we understand them.
  13. Daily Genesis

    I found your comments to be interesting in that you took the time to try to reason out a very complex subject. It was mostly in the realm of science that I took exception, especially when an attempt was made to correlate the scientific with the spiritual, or Scripture. I confess to having the scientific advantage pertaining to my reply to your post. What really piqued my interest was from a standpoint of both scientific as well as spiritual. I just felt the need to address both the spiritual as well as the scientific aspects of your post in my reply. Regarding the scientific aspect I have the advantage of many years experience in the capacity of an atmospheric research scientist while employed by the UCLA Plasma Physics Laboratory. My area of research was not limited to the atmosphere in the near earth realm, but also upper regions at altitudes of 90-110 km. We made extensive use of lasers, high tech telescopes and complex computer diagnostics in our research. As you might imagine, light, or the lack of it played a huge role in our work. In closing I would encourage you to continue your studies and research. You have an inquiring mind that lends itself to both the spiritual as well as natural aspects of Scriptural details if properly applied. I look forward to your continued examination and exposition in regard to the book of Genesis. May God richly bless you as you serve Him.
  14. Yes, I was replying to your post tooldtocare. You didn't post these words as a quote, so I thought they were your words. "So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie " If those were not your words I apologize. Please understand that I am old too.
  15. The beauty of creation

    That looks like it may be well worth visiting HC. Thanks for posting such beauty. I thought I had you for a moment HC, when you said it was the most northwestern point in the US.....but then I read it correctly to add the word "contiguous."