The author of the above does not like the New King James Version of the Bible either, https://tinyurl.com/3yeaenj but it is certainly is than the KJV if nothing else, you can use the NKJV to translate the KJV into English. Speaking of the KJV:
https://tinyurl.com/nryj7bx (Why I Do Not Think the King James Bible Is the Best Translation Available Today)
It's been true for over a year the Black unemployment has gone down, a trend started under the Obama Administration.
Gillian B. White wrote: .... This is something that economists from across the political spectrum tend to agree about. When I talked to Wilson, she said, â€śThe data and the evidence clearly show that the recovery of employment was well underway before President Trump took office.â€ť And Michael Strain, an economist at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, told me last year that continuing existing economic policy could theoretically help groups with historically high rates of joblessness.
Specifically, economists have attributed the dropping unemployment rate to Yellenâ€™s decisions to continue suppressing interest ratesâ€”despite objections from the GOP and criticism from Trump during the campaign. It was sober economic policymaking over the course of a decadeâ€”not any single thing thatâ€™s happened over the past yearâ€”that brought the black and Hispanic unemployment rates to where they are now.
excerpt from, "The Black and Hispanic Unemployment Rates Don't Deserve Applause"âť—đź‘Ž
Timothy, You Remind Me of the TV show last man standing that I saw last night.
The ISBE had this comment on atheism. Apparently just as true today as when it was written!
Jacob W. Kapp wrote: (4) Practical atheism. It has nothing at all to do with belief. Indeed it accepts the affirmations of theism. It has reference wholly to the mode of life. It is to live as though there was no God. It takes the form often of complete indifference to the claims of the Divine Being or again of outbroken and defiant wickedness ( Ps 14:1 ). That this form of atheism is widely prevalent is well known. It is accompanied in many cases with some form of unbelief or prejudice or false opinion of the church or Christianity. Dogmatic atheism is no longer a menace or even a hindrance to the progress of Christianity, but practical atheism is widespread in its influence and a dangerous element in our modern life (compare Isa 31:1 ; Jer 2:13 , 17 , 18 ; 18:13-15 ).Â
John, I would think, the British have more respect or at least interest in tradition such as supporting Shakespeare and perhaps even the KJV, it was still help the English population much more if understandable texts of the Bible and more accurate ones we're available to them such as the NIV and ESV.
I don't know if any charges were ever brought against communist China, but some nationals from Saudi Arabia have charges against them âť—
Diane Bartz, Katie Paul wrote: ....
Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo, who used to work for Twitter, and Ahmed Almutairi, who then worked for the Saudi royal family, face charges of working for Saudi Arabia without registering as foreign agents, according to the complaint filed against them on Wednesday.
The indictment points an unusually public finger at Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally that maintains warm ties with President Donald Trump despite its bad human rights record.
excerpt from, "U.S. accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia"
Rick Telesz wrote: .... I am among those Americans who twice cast my vote for President Barack Obama and then supported President Trump in 2016. But my breaking point with the current president came when I realized his trade war had caused 20% losses for the 750-acre family farm I help run in western Pennsylvania. We produce soybeans, corn and dairy products, all of which have been targeted by tariffs. We operate on margins of 1-2%, which made the losses severe....
excerpt from, "Farmer: I won't vote for Trump again without an end to high tariffs, trade war with China "
Roman 8:7Â because the mind of the flesh is hostile toward God; for it is not subject to Godâ€™s law, neither indeed can it be. 8Â Those who are in the flesh canâ€™t please God.
MHCC â€‹1-9 Believers may be chastened of the Lord, but will not be condemned with the world. By their union with Christ through faith, they are thus secured. What is the principle of their walk; the flesh or the Spirit, the old or the new nature, corruption or grace? For which of these do we make provision, by which are we governed? The unrenewed will is unable to keep any commandment fully. And the law, besides outward duties, requires inward obedience. God showed abhorrence of sin by the sufferings of his Son in the flesh, that the believer's person might be pardoned and justified. Thus satisfaction was made to Divine justice, and the way of salvation opened for the sinner.... [completed in an earlier message] âť—
[continued from later message âť—đź‘Ť] By the Spirit the law of love is written upon the heart, and though the righteousness of the law is not fulfilled by us, yet, blessed be God, it is fulfilled in us; there is that in all true believers, which answers the intention of the law. The favour of God, the welfare of the soul, the concerns of eternity, are the things of the Spirit, which those that are after the Spirit do mind. Which way do our thoughts move with most pleasure? Which way go our plans and contrivances? Are we most wise for the world, or for our souls? Those that live in pleasure are dead, #1Ti 5:6|. A sanctified soul is a living soul; and that life is peace. The carnal mind is not only an enemy to God, but enmity itself. The carnal man may, by the power of Divine grace, be made subject to the law of God, but the carnal mind never can; that must be broken and driven out. We may know our real state and character by inquiring whether we have the Spirit of God and Christ, or not, ver. 9. Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit. Having the Spirit of Christ, means having a turn of mind in some degree like the mind that was in Christ Jesus, and is to be shown by a life and conversation suitable to his precepts and example.
There is more than what meets the eye - - apparently
Aaron Thomas wrote: "Sheâ€™s only been here for a few months, but sheâ€™s obviously made a big impression on the young people here," said Don McFerren, who's worked with Julia Lopp for more than 10 years through their church.... ... One student who participated in the activity said everything has been blown out of proportion.... .... "Unfortunately, in this world today, it only takes one person to tear you down, but sometimes people rally and say, 'Hey, pay attention to the whole story, not just one part,'" McFerren said....
Apparently, Neil, some people don't agree with you about the accuracy of David Hume's conclusions âť—
Evolution News wrote: ...Hume did not suggest that the analogy between natural complex order to human-designed complex order is invalid, as some try to do today: he merely argued that it was not certain, and that there was a better alternative. We can now see that his alternative fails completely because of what we have discovered at the very basis of life, and in particular the origin of life (an area about which even Darwin had little to say). We have not found magic, nor a gap that might need to be explained by magic. We have found rational mechanism; just the thing that most looks like our human designs. For more information (albeit not complete information!) see just about any cell or molecular biology textbook. Therefore, if Hume were true to the method and opinions expressed through Philo, he might still choose to be a skeptical atheist, but he would have to admit that intelligent design is, at very least, the best explanation we have. Welcome to the club, Dave!
from "Intelligent Design and the Logic of Humeâ€™s Skepticism"
https://tinyurl.com/y38gqwam (Democrat Andy Beshear just unseated Kentuckyâ€™s Trump-loving governor Matt Bevin)
James 2: 16Â and one of you tells them, â€śGo in peace. Be warmed and filled;â€ť yet you didnâ€™t give them the things the body needs, what good is it? 17Â Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.
https://tinyurl.com/y42u6ysa (With Three Nobel Endorsements, Chemist Marcos Eberlin Advances Case for Intelligent Design) from which,
David Klinghoffer wrote: .... As Dr. Ertl writes, â€śRegardless of whether one shares Eberlinâ€™s approach, it is definitely becoming clear that nature is still full of secrets which are beyond our rational understanding and force us to humility.â€ť Yes, indeed.
It's good to hear that Irish Catholics are so erudite when it comes to politics, DF
Michael Gerson wrote: .... There are serious dangers to the cultivation of desperation. It transforms opponents into enemies. It turns compromise into heresy. And it paves the way for authoritarian thinking and measures.
It is also not an accurate description of a flawed but wonderful country. There are disturbing trends in modern liberalism â€” a secularism that sometimes slips into intolerance of religious people and institutions; a form of multiculturalism that despairs of unifying American ideals; the elevation of human autonomy above other humane values.
But we are not in Americaâ€™s political end times. And the countryâ€™s problems are not rooted in the ethnic makeup of its people. Our challenges â€” from government debt to educational failure â€” require reform, not revolution. And this cause is not served by the second coming of Trump.
excerpt from,"Politics is religion, and the right is getting ready for the end times"
Michael Gerson is an interesting fellow,
No doubt still a Republican and a conservative; the short article above is worth of reading
BBC wrote: Who are the Colonia LeBaron? .... ...the Mormon Church never renounced polygamy in its scriptures.
The Colonia LeBaron community now includes both Mormons and Catholics who have settled there. Members are known for standing up to local drug gangs and speaking out about the high levels of cartel violence. It has about 3,000 members, some of whom practise polygamy....
excerpts from, "Mexico Mormons: Nine US citizens, including children, killed in ambush"
John 18:36-37 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. Then Pilate said to him, So you are a king? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the worldâ€”to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice. ---ESV
I would also point out that John wrote: https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6Â (Christians and Politics, Part 3)âś“
The above is not addressed in John's article, and many pastors ignore it when it's time for the offering plate to be past. I have seen that so often. I don't mind John attacking homosexuality, but John Boehner who was the Republican House leader certainly supported homosexuals. the present President has an homosexual for the ambassador to Germany. etc. it was Republican appointees to the Supreme Court who gave a pass to homosexual marriages.đź‘Ž
Ruthie Blum wrote: .... The event, which is scheduled to take place on November 2
1 at Expo Tel Aviv, known commonly in Hebrew as â€śGanei HaTaarucha,â€ť is a gathering of people from Israel and abroad who oppose vaccinations. Yes, anti-vaxxers from all over will be gathering in the White City that never sleeps to spread lies and germs. They donâ€™t see it that way, of course. But the rest of us need to be reminded why their insane movement is not merely their own private business, as the following story illustrates.
After a nearly five-month battle with complications from the measles, an El Al Airlines flight attendant died in August. Rotem Amitai, a 43-year-old mother of three who contracted the disease on a flight from New York to Tel Aviv on March 26, fell into a coma upon landing in Israel and was rushed to the hospital....
The worst part about this tragedy is that it was avoidable. Had the herd immunity responsible for the virtual eradication of one of the worldâ€™s most contagious diseases not been compromised by a resurgence of the anti-vaxxer campaign, Amitaiâ€™s single dose almost certainly would have sufficed....
excerpt from,"Right from wrong: Cancel Tel Avivâ€™s anti-vax convention"
Josh Harris wrote: In an interview with Mike Allen for "Axios on HBO," former evangelical pastor Joshua Harris said the movement's identification with President Trump has been "incredibly damaging to the Gospel. And to the church."
"I don't think it's going to end well. ... you look back at the Old Testament and the relationship between the prophets and really bad leaders and kings, and oftentimes it was, it's not something you unwind because it's, it's actually in the scriptures presented as God's judgment on the False Religion of the day. ... this is the leader that you want and maybe deserve. That represents a lot of who you are."
excerpt from, 'Josh Harris: Evangelical support for Trump "incredibly damaging to the Gospel"'