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ThePilgrim

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#398554 This World Is Not My Home.....

Posted by ThePilgrim on 07 January 2015 - 03:34 PM

I am afraid not.  I think it is inevitable that the 3rd law of thermodynamics (entropy) will run it's course in human government.  I think this old world system has deteriorated to the point that there is no place to run but Jesus.  It is just to bad mankind didn't do it long ago and save a whole lot of misery.  




#398515 Walk Softly And Carry A Big Stick

Posted by ThePilgrim on 06 January 2015 - 01:39 PM

Is Russia the Evil Empire of the North.  Is Russia the nation that will lead all the other nations against Israel?  I don't know!  I am not an expert on eschatological matters.  I have read a lot on such matters but I still must say I don't know much.  The "expert" opinions seem to be all over the map in their conclusions.

 

But I do know what I see with my own eyes.  I do know what I hear with my own ears.  I do know that my government and the MSM which seems to be controlled by them lies to me constantly.  I also do know that other nations leaders and their media lie to me constantly.  I do know that Satan is the author of lies.  So where does that leave me as regards to the truth?  How can I tell the truth from a lie?

 

I read my bible!  I read history as recorded in the bible and I believe it!  I believe what it tells me about man and man's behavior and I relate that knowledge to what I see around me.  Can I tell the truth from a lie in what I get from the MSM?  Strangely, though it may sound prideful and arrogant, the answer is, most of the time yes.  I compare what I hear and read with what I see.  If they don't match it is a lie.    

 

I grew up during World War II and the cold war.  I experienced the whole thing.  I hated the Russians and everything I thought they stood for.  I remember Gorbachev and Perestroika and the collapse of the Soviet Union.  At the time I didn't believe a word of it, but during the ensuing years I watched what went on in the former Soviet Union.  The Soviet Union really did collapse.  Communism in Russia really did lose control of the Russian government.  I would suggest you read a history of the Russian state since the time of the collapse that has not been tainted by the U.S. State Department and it's voice the MSM.  Read an unbiased history of The U.S. actions in Eastern Europe and compare that to the promises made to Russia at the time of the Soviet Union collapse.

 

As far as the leader of Russia, Putin.  His history and actions from the time Yeltsin is available from sources other than the MSM.  

 

What is needed my most Americans is a thorough study of our own history.  A thorough understanding of our history would help to restore a love for the true America that should have been but that never really was.  




#398452 Walk Softly And Carry A Big Stick

Posted by ThePilgrim on 05 January 2015 - 03:05 PM

I don't know how "up on the news" you have been Larry. But this new deployment is a direct response to recent intelligence showing that Russia has successfully deployed Atomic Submarines off of our coasts without being detected by our present monitoring systems.

 

Since these subs have the ability to launch atomic warheads while staying submerged, and being able to hit any city in the continental United States, it is prudent to be able to identify and track them. It's a purely defensive measure.

"We don't always have to poke the bear to cause the bear to be trouble..."

 

Jim, I think John pretty well summed up the problem.  We keep pushing Russia and they will respond.  When they respond then we will respond, which is what these sensors are. . . . our response to the Russian response.  It is a vicious circle of response.  We do this . . . . they do that . . . . so we do this . . . . so they do that.  You know where it all ends, where it always ends, WAR.  

 

No happy we don't always have to poke the bear to cause the bear to be trouble.  But we do it anyway.  

 

This is my country right or wrong.  This is where I was born and raised.  Yes, this is my land, but the government and the people who have taken it over are not my people.  They are part of a global elite class that have promoted their globalist agenda for scores of years and have in the last decade or so finally managed to control what happens worldwide.  Most can't or won't see it.  Most believe what the MSM tells them to believe.  So be it, I can't change that, but that does not change what is.  The world is a fallen place filled with fallen people and ruled by the most powerful of the fallen.  To expect the fall to continue until Christ comes is the right course.  Certainly to expect any worldly government to come into power and change things for the good is an error. 




#398240 Tablets

Posted by ThePilgrim on 30 December 2014 - 02:48 PM

Good to know!

 

Beyond using a desktop computer I'm not familiar with 21st century tech! I've never had, or had any experience with laptops, tablets, notebooks, smart phones or any of those sort of devises.

Living without the mouse is the hard part.  I tried it and can't do it.  :binkybaby:




#398126 Regeneration “Ye Must Be Born Again.” By Harry A. Ironside

Posted by ThePilgrim on 28 December 2014 - 03:26 PM

D Martyn Lloyd Jones 8 volume Expositions on Ephesians were with me on a whole lot of trips when I was still driving over-the-road.  Most enjoyable reading.  :)




#398049 random fact game

Posted by ThePilgrim on 26 December 2014 - 08:38 PM

Psychologists examined Internet trolls and found that they are "narcissistic, psychopathic, and sadistic".

Oh, com'on.  You tryin' to tell me they were all politicians?




#398034 Rhinoceros Unicornis, Rhinoceros Bicornis

Posted by ThePilgrim on 26 December 2014 - 03:48 PM

Thank you for posting this . . . . answers some questions I get asked.




#397932 "archaic" Word Useage

Posted by ThePilgrim on 25 December 2014 - 11:25 AM

Also unlike the way it's used today, the word "YOU" is always a plural pronoun in the King James Bible so, as a Southerner, I'm pleased to inform y'all that "y'all", being a contraction of "you all", is proper English.

 

Rom 15:33 Now the God of peace be with y'all. Amen. :)

If you all was good enough for Paul

it should be good enough for y'all

 

Sorry, couldn't hep m'self.




#397676 Foolish Pressure

Posted by ThePilgrim on 23 December 2014 - 09:41 AM

"No one knows precisely what to expect if Obama keeps pressuring Russia more and more, but whatever it is, it will not be any good. 
 
The entire US history of foreign policy meddling has been disaster after disaster."
 
 



#397504 Can't We Just Keep It Simple

Posted by ThePilgrim on 21 December 2014 - 11:51 AM

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed, To turn, turn will be our delight, Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.

Simple words to a simple song.  Maybe it is to simple to be true.  I don't think it is, but then maybe I am wrong.

Has God made life so complicated and His word so complicated that only the learned and wise among his creatures can understand?

I don't think so.  Maybe we, each and every one of us are the problem.  Maybe we make our lives way to complicated.  Maybe we make God's word complicated, when it really is not.

Listen to the song, read the gospel of Christ.  Is God's grace an impossible thing to understand without much learning?  Is grace complicated or is it free?

Will only the much educated be saved?  Will the poor and the simple attain to glory?  

Just some simple questions.

Enjoy

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGQwdbDoXyU




#397326 Questioning One's Belief Or View Of Scriptural Meanings

Posted by ThePilgrim on 18 December 2014 - 11:21 PM

The highlighted portion of John's post is the source of my frustration.  I joined this forum (and a few others) not to debate, but to be a source of encouragement and help.  My expectation with other members is to do the same.  

There are some people who have legitimate questions regarding eschatology that should be answered, but it is impossible to get a SOUND answer on this forum because of the many various systems of interpretation present.  

The frustration comes out because our side has taken great pains to show the many problems with preterism, partial-preterism, a-millenialism, etc., and in great detail.  Our posts are not given any SERIOUS examination, but are blithely dismissed by a misappropriated verse, some undocumented historical reference that is questionable, or some ad hominem against a mythiical "inventor" of the futurist viewpoint.

I have given suggestions for reading and study, only to be told that after "trying" to read a little bit, it seemed to confusing, so they ditched it.  Well, that attitude does not demonstrate any serious consideration from the other side.  I HAVE seriously considered the other side, and find it full of holes, which we routinely point out.  That is why I reject the opposing view point - it raises more questions than it answers.  

There are some aspects about eschatalogy within the futurist point of view that we COULD have good discussions on, but anytime somebody starts a thread on end times events, the preterists high-jack the thread, and off we go again.

 

That is exactly why some of us have loudly protested the inclusion of professed preterists (or partial preterists) on the forum, since the vast majority of us are futurist in our beliefs.  All they do is stir up strife and confusion, all in the name of trying to "teach" the Scriptures, and the rest of us are not allowed to have a rational DISCUSSION of varying aspects of a system that we can largely agree on.

 

Yes, frustrating indeed.

In your list of "systems" which you say contain holes you did not list pre-trib.  I assume that is because you "believe" that their is no possibility that your interpretations can be wrong in any fashion.  I assume this because you insist that all other ideas be banned from the forum.  I am not perfect in my wisdom and no one else on this forum is either.  I do not enter into the eschatology debates because I don't think I will have all the answers while my mind still occupies this mortal flesh.  This world is what it is because men who could get along with each other would rather fight about their petty little differences, which in the eternal scheme of things don't amount to a hill of beans.  

 

John 13:34-35
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
 
It does not matter what a saved person believes when it comes to the big, important, all consuming, arguments about when our Lord is coming.  When He comes we should be found doing His work and not fighting one another.  What are our priorities anyway?  Protecting our reputations for having great amounts of knowledge and boosting our egos, is that what we are about?  I pray not! 



#396970 Pope Says "dogs Go To Heaven"

Posted by ThePilgrim on 13 December 2014 - 11:50 AM

 "Re 22:15  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."

 

I will not advocate that there will or will not be dogs in heaven, because I do not know.  "Context is everything", someone once said.  Now not being a theologian or even very smart, I do not think this statement about dreadful people and terrible sinners has anything to do with the animal kingdom.  Sorcerers, whoremongers, murderers, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, are definately not animals and neither is the term dogs as used in the sentence.  There are animals referred to throughout prophecy that are not really references to animals but people or nations.  I believe this reference for dogs refers to people with the bad habits or tendencies of dogs.  Although taking a word in the bible as a metaphor can sometimes be a bad thing, this time I think it was used very well.     :hide:




#396879 Sheep, Shepherd, Or Wolf?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 12 December 2014 - 03:52 PM

You're evidently not from a rural area. :)

Here, try this....

 

 

1

Many, many years ago when I was twenty three
I was married to a Wider[widow] who was purty[pretty] as could be
This Wider had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red
My father fell in love with her and soon they two were wed

This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life
My daughter was my mother cause she was my father's wife
To complicate the matter even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy

My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad

And so became my uncle though it made me very sad
For if he was my uncle then that also made him brother
Of the Wider's grown up daughter who of course was my step-mother

 

(chorus)
I'm my own grampa,
I'm my own grampa
It sounds funny I know
But it really is so
I'm my own grampa

 

2

My father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run
And he became my granchild for he was my daughters son
My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue
Because although she is my wife she's my grandmother too

 

(chorus)
I'm my own grampa,
I'm my own grampa
It sounds funny I know
But it really is so
I'm my own grampa

3

Now if my wife is my grandmother then I'm her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild
For now I have become strangest case you ever saw
As husband of my grandmother I'm my own grampa

 

(chorus)
I'm my own grampa,
I'm my own grampa
It sounds funny I know
But it really is so
I'm my own grampa

There is no need to bring my family into this thread at all.  :verymad:




#396522 If Anyone Wants To Know What I Look Like...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 08 December 2014 - 11:33 PM

Wow! Nice outfit.  Walmart or Gentleman's Wearhouse?




#396521 Really?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 08 December 2014 - 11:31 PM

Not to worry, they will see less than they can see on Google.  






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