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#369741 America Today

Posted by ThePilgrim on 14 April 2014 - 01:12 PM

Maybe the Aborigine's will take over Australia then Australia and South Africa will have something in common.

 

God bless,

Larry




#369676 The Bible Only?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 14 April 2014 - 10:42 AM

I don't believe that anyone on here does not believe that we will be caught away to meet the Lord in the air.  Trouble is many add to that.

I believe in the rapture, but don't agree with the timing.  That said, whenever the rapture is we will both be going.  The only difference in us is that being post-trib, I will be surprised at being taken up because I have not yet seen the Anti-Christ in the temple whereas the pre-trib person will not be surprised. 

 

God bless,

Larry




#369625 Way Of Life - Friday Church News Notes, Volume 15, Issue 15

Posted by ThePilgrim on 13 April 2014 - 08:19 PM

From 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary:

DISCRIMINATE, verb transitive [Latin , difference, distinction; differently applied; Gr., Latin ]

1. To distinguish; to observe the difference between; as, we may usually discriminate true from false modesty.

2. To separate; to select from others; to make a distinction between; as, in the last judgment, the righteous will be discriminated from the wicked.

3. To mark with notes of difference; to distinguish by some note or mark. We discriminate animals by names, as nature has discriminated them by different shapes and habits.

DISCRIMINATE, verb intransitive

1. To make a difference or distinction; as, in the application of law, and the punishment of crimes, the judge should discriminate between degrees of guilt.

2. To observe or note a difference; to distinguish; as, in judging of evidence, we should be careful to discriminate between probability and slight presumption.

DISCRIMINATE, adjective Distinguished; having the difference marked.

 

From Merriam Webster:

dis·crim·i·nate verb \dis-ˈkri-mə-ˌnāt\

: to unfairly treat a person or group of people differently from other people or groups

: to notice and understand that one thing is different from another thing : to recognize a difference between things

dis·crim·i·nat·eddis·crim·i·nat·ing
 
Full Definition of DISCRIMINATE
transitive verb
1
a :  to mark or perceive the distinguishing or peculiar features of
 
b :  distinguish, differentiate <discriminate hundreds of colors>
2
:  to distinguish by discerning or exposing differences; especially :  to distinguish from another like object
intransitive verb
1
a :  to make a distinction <discriminate among historical sources>
 
b :  to use good judgment
2
:  to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit <discriminate in favor of your friends> <discriminate against a certain nationality>
Examples of DISCRIMINATE
  1. The school is not allowed to discriminate.
  2. <the human eye can discriminate between very slight gradations of color>
Origin of DISCRIMINATE
Latin discriminatus, past participle of discriminare, from discrimin-, discrimen distinction, from discernere to distinguish between — more at discern
First Known Use: 1628

 

Can you see the obvious difference in these two different dictionary entries of the exact same word? 

What would be the reason for the difference?

 

God bless,

Larry




#369421 Way Of Life - Friday Church News Notes, Volume 15, Issue 15

Posted by ThePilgrim on 11 April 2014 - 06:22 PM

 
 
Being human is not an excuse, nor does it make us right. God is not a respecter of persons, neither should we be.

God does discriminate.

 

God bless,

Larry




#369372 Animals Before People....this Is It.........

Posted by ThePilgrim on 11 April 2014 - 10:54 AM

It appears that he has been ignoring the applicable rules since 1998.  At some point he's bound to reap the consequences.

It appears to me, by what I read, that they had been on this land since sometime in the past before there was such an entity as the BLM and that they had water rights and other rights granted them by the U.S government and that the U.S. government had changed the rules in the middle of the game (which they often do) and that that is what precipitated this whole mess.  This all sounds very confusing because that is what happens when the government is involved.  Of course I could be wrong because it all depends on what the meaning of is is in the courts of law.

 

One should never assume that because the government says so, it is true.  It is always more complicated that that.  They do that on purpose.

 

God bless,

Larry




#369371 Way Of Life - Friday Church News Notes, Volume 15, Issue 15

Posted by ThePilgrim on 11 April 2014 - 10:42 AM

If you are a human being and you don't discriminate between things including people, you are brain dead.  It is what any living creature that God has made does.  For instance I discriminate against people who don't discriminate because they discriminate against me.  They call me a thousand different things including racist, xenophobe, flat earther, etc..  And another thing, I say potato, you say potatoe, I say tomato, you say tomatoe.  It's just what we do.  So lets call the whole thing off.  You accept my little foibles and I will accept your little foibles.  If you don't think that will work, just stay away from me and I will stay away from you.

 

Why in the world do we have to take everyone that doesn't like us to court  Our idiot, know it all legislators, passed laws against segregation.  Did it stop it? No, people still segregate all by themselves . . . . because they want too!  People like to be with people they like to be with.  Nuff said . . . . for now.

 

God bless,

Larry




#369260 How Wealthy Was Job?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 10 April 2014 - 03:08 PM

Don't worry about it!  If they find tortoises there, they'll just drive you out...and kill the tortoises anyway. 

Yeah, I saw that yesterday.  Big brother and his police state enforcing the U.N. laws in Nevada. 

 

God bless,

Larry




#369241 The Church In Crisis! – Liberty University Hires Open Homosexual Advocate...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 10 April 2014 - 12:19 PM

If it was wrong for a church or religious institution to hire sinners, they would have absolutely no employees.

While that may be so, I don't think a Christian (notice I said Christian not religious) institution should hire an, openly happy to be one, pervert.

 

God bless,

Larry




#369239 How Wealthy Was Job?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 10 April 2014 - 12:06 PM

Job 42:

12 So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.

 

Based on today's prices, I did my own estimates of Job's net worth in livestock. An adult ewe (female sheep), in the US today, will sell for upwards of $150 each for decent commercial stock, up to $300 or more for really nice purebreds and even more for registered animals. Job ended up owning over $2 million worth of sheep by the conservative estimate.

 

Camels are a little harder to figure but they seem to sell for between roughly $9,000 to $12,000 each in the US. So a very conservative estimate for 6,000 camels would be valued at over $50 million.

 

Cattle prices, today, are the highest they've ever been here in the US. Calves are selling for around $2/pound on the hoof. A bull(Ox) will weigh anywhere from 1500lbs for a smaller animal or a large one in poor condition, but a good sized one in good condition will weigh around a ton. If you just took half of that price per pound, you have an animal worth $2000. But Job's oxen were trained animals. How many acres of crops could be plowed with a thousand yoke of oxen? I would say an awful lot. Anyway, 2000 oxen(two to a yoke) would be worth roughly $4 million sold by the pound.

 

"She asses" are actually worth money, here in the US, but males seem to be nearly worthless as you can find them for free on Craigslist quite often. If they are for sale they're usually pretty cheap. The male donkey I happen to have on my farm is one of those Craigslist freebees as well. Here's a free one, in my area,... http://panamacity.cr...4400852827.html But I'm sure the female donkeys Job had, were more valuable in Job's day, because they were beasts of burden. But the ones we have today would be worth, conservatively, about $100 each so that's another $100,000.

 

Neither a camel, nor donkey would be worth anything unless it was used for something. So Job may have been involved in some type of trade caravan business, indicating the capacity for even more wealth.In animal prices alone, Job would be worth around $56,000,000 today. But I doubt this was very important to brother Job who said:

 

25For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

26And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

You forgot a big part of ranching costs.  The value of the necessary land or grazing rights.  And speaking of grazing rights, he will want to steer clear of Federal lands.

 

God bless,

Larry




#369133 Was There A Hack?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 09 April 2014 - 01:15 PM

Every couple of weeks I seem to be unable to access this site.  I need my fix of OB or I get cranky   :verymad:  that is why I have made some cranky posts for the last day or so . . . . I missed my fix for four or five days the last time.  But I am back now, for a while, I hope. :face:

 

God bless,

Larry




#369121 15 Minute History Lesson

Posted by ThePilgrim on 09 April 2014 - 11:46 AM

I attended a so-called institution of higher learning (but not until I was in my 50s) and I have seen for myself the "intelligent" people.  I have heard the intelligent express their wisdom.  You may not believe me on this, but the educated elite are not really all that intelligent.  The educators are the least intelligent of the lot, and they are the ones who educated the educated fools that run our government. From the president on down to his advisers and department heads they are but arrogant fools . . . . the flotsam that has risen to the top.  They are just human beings like you and me, except, not having God as their supplier of wisdom, they rely on their own. . . . and they ain't got none.  (Bad English intended as emphasis)

 

God bless,

Larry




#369059 15 Minute History Lesson

Posted by ThePilgrim on 08 April 2014 - 12:34 PM

I like how it's always because of the USA's actions. Sounds like how it's always the white man's fault.

 

Neither we nor the Europeans will go to war with Russia. Especially with our military that is at this moment being reduced to pre-World War II size by Barack Obama.

 

As for the Europeans, they have no guts.

 

In World War II the best German generals warned their leader not to take on the Russians but he did and it was a catastrophe.  Why does anyone think the leaders today are any smarter than Germany's leader was then.  One should never underestimate the ignorance of our intelligent people in Washington D.C..  Stumble bums just might be expected to stumble into something bad . . . . like war.


 

God bless,

Larry




#369038 What Do You Think The "kingdom Of God" Is?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 08 April 2014 - 09:22 AM

Kingdom here?  Kingdom there?  I'm just happy Jesus is building me a mansion Somewhere!

 

God bless,

Larry




#368911 Deleted Mozilla And Moved To Chrome, Are You In?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 07 April 2014 - 02:42 PM

I don't know who "they" are you are referencing, but 4ever did not mention any rescinding.

 Larry was the only other one who mentioned dropping it in his thread - his answer to this being "I did."  I'm not sure what he meant by that, though - Larry?

 

It doesn't make sense that it would be because he rescinded, because he's still fired.

I dropped it because they forced the man out for something he did right years ago and because I don't think queers should win all the battles.  They could really care less whether I go elsewhere but that matters little to me.  I will attempt to do the right thing whether anyone else does or not.  I have always been the sort to go out on a limb even though sometimes it gets sawn off.  If one must take a stand standing alone, so be it.  It is easy to make a stand in a crowd because the enemy may miss you and hit someone else.  This excuse that some make, "you can't beat em all" is getting old.  Easy to do nothing, but you never win either.

 

God bless,

Larry




#368837 The Bible Only?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 06 April 2014 - 11:26 PM

If we read the books of those who came before us we risk picking up a heresey.  If we read the bible without the books of those who came before us, we risk coming up with our own heresey.  Both paths are dangerous.

The solution I guess is to be a super genius, smarter than all the men who have written books, able to understand all that is in the bible without error.  But to believe you are a super genius you would have to be at least a little mad.  So instead of believing you are a super genius it might be best to have a line straight to God, then you don't need the books of those who came before you.  Of course some of those who came before you might have thought they had a straight line to God also, and you don't trust them.  So even if you think you have a straight line to God you just might be mistaken or maybe mad.

 

So all in all, it seems to me the best idea is to stay close to God, study the bible, read the works of those who came before, and pray that God will help you sort it out.

 

God bless,

Larry






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