From who does Mr. Dershowitz say the Democrats learned such tricks? So it would seem that there really was collusion, but to cover their own tracks they have created a smoke screen of lies and mistrust to blame another. And Jim defends these people.
Isaiah 59? Poisonous, spiderweb arguments meant to entangle for the purpose of spreading lies while actively suppressing the truth.
Wayfarer, I know there have been a number of small printings over the years before Tolle produced their printing of the 1599 version. I have Tolle's and really love reading it, really for the reasons you'd like to see an original. Tolle did print the notes, which are a treasure to me to look back into outlawed Reformed thought. There are some translational differences from the newer KJV, which is also a very good version. But for a Bible to be banned for some sort of political rationale...not entirely sure why James VI wanted to outlaw it but with the notes, his plan to institute bishops in the Scots' Kirk might have been harder.
Tolle's type and spelling is modern. My biggest complaint is that it does not have a concordance.
If you are suggesting that we read our Bibles with Americanized eyes and understanding, in that our culture & background influence our understanding, I agree completely, Neil. It is part, I believe, in seeing thru the glass darkly (1 Cor 13). We are not saved, thankfully, by our "knowledge" but by our "acknowledgement" of the Lord and His Christ (2 Peter 1, Geneva translation) as our savior thru faith that is not self-generated but is a gift from the Lord Himself (Eph 2:8-9).
Praying that the Holy Spirit removes the blinders from my eyes, more and more, to see and understand more clearly so I may love the Lord more dearly.
Frighteningly close to my musings on a different news story several days ago. Seems like the CCP are moving quickly. It may not be long before the Cultural Revolution 2.0 gets bloody. Our brothers and sisters in Christ may well experience what it is to share in Jesus' sufferings in a way that sends them directly to Him. We need to pray for their testimony and that their faith will hold fast until the end.
Amen, Brothers, I do. But as your Bibles read for this verse, "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning," Psalm 30:5
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are they which hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled. - Matthew 5:4,6
I've always understood those two verses to be linked in that what is mourned in verse 4 is our sin as what is hungered and thirsted for in verse 6 is righteousness.
Yes, we do mourn for the sin battles we still fight. So did the Apsotle Paul as described in Romans 7. But then comes Romans 8:1, 2 Peter 1:1, etc. We are redeemed. So while we mourn, we also rejoice in Christ alone.
Dangerous findings. These can be used in a couple of different ways. Instead of maintaining the integrity of the nuclear family, there coukd be increasing pressure to further insert government oversight over parenting and homelife.
Anyone who is surprised by the evil that dwells in people's hearts has never compared him or herself to that Perfect Standard and come away wanting. While people can forget, forgive me Lord Jesus, those of us who keep an eye on that mirror know it too well:
And be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any hear the word, and do it not, he is like unto a man, that beholdeth his natural face in a glass. For when he hath considered himself, he goeth his way, and forgetteth immediately what manner of one he was. - James 1:22-24
I grew up in a rural, farming area, and was recently shocked to see how much of industrialized farming in now part of the family farm. They are doing everything they can to stay solvent, but it's not just tariffs that's a drag on their profit margin. This trend has been going on for decades, long before Trump got out of the casino business. One right now -- customers are very concerned about the quality and sourcing of the food they buy. GMOs, insecticides, and herbicides are big deals right now. Everyone is talking about it, So the industrial style farmer, family or not, has been pushed into a corner -- industrialized to try to stay solvent and then punished for the GMOs, chemicals, and processing.
Have noted that Walmart has a grocery store option they have dropped into certain places where they feel they can compete well with other stores.
But one cannot just open up a store front. There is a logistics chain that brings the banana to small town America. That supply chain has to be established.
But just judging from the delivery trucks and boxes on doorsteps in our community, it seems like there is quite a bit that flows through online shopping. So while dollar stores may take a chunk of business, so does Amazon and Chewy.
The Lord knows and is doing something with trend. Just don't ask me what that is.
Interesting promise from someone delusional herself. The purpose of the military isn't to transform America into that great socialist republic the Progressives desire. It is to defend the republic from outside threats. How will units be ready to defend the republic from outside threats if they are missing members due to what must be elective surgery? One might also ask the same question in regards to pregnancy, incarceration from rape, removed due to sexual harrassment, etc, but then I would be a misgynoist. ;-)