I'm getting to recognize that "only the good die young. it seems to happen a lot anyway.
ABC/Reuters wrote: .... US congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died of coronavirus, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has said.
ā¢Luke Letlow was to be sworn in as a congressman on Sunday
ā¢He died while undergoing treatment for coronavirus in hospital
ā¢Last week he called for people to donate plasma to help COVID-19 patients
The 41-year-old Republican from Louisiana announced on December 18 that he had tested positive for the virus and on Christmas Eve a spokesman said the father-of-two was being transferred from St Francis Medical Centre in Monroe to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Centre for treatment.....
excerpt from, "Louisiana congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19"ā
I just ordered a copy of the ESV study Bible from the Christian bookstore. They had a 55% clearance sale on it. Of course the price will also go up a little bit considering they tack on a $6 shipping charge and of course your sales tax they are very efficient I see.
I seriously doubt that the Bible will be the latest version of the ESV. It's not too important to me but it may be to any of you. I just wanted to copy of it without spending a whole bunch of money.
Of course if you can find it at lower price, or you may want to in different styles whatever you can look around on the internet. š
No, USA, even corrupt organizations like the Romans Church can have at least honest bookkeeping - - perhaps? I have often stated these views.
"Is a Catholic Christian an Oxymoron?"
Is the One True Church Roman Catholic?
Gay M. Allen, I have heard very good things about the ESV study Bible. Unfortunately, I have never seen it as of yet. Another good study Bible would be the Charles Caldwell Ryrie Study Bible which can be had integrated into several different Bible versions.
First of all, we don't have Kings, and nothing that really looks like them far as that goes the Founding Fathers didn't want that that's for certain. George Washington rejected the title of King āš
I have never mentioned that I was going to disobey all the little Neros that might pop up through history. The governor of California isn't a King or Nero; he still should be obeyed by Californians.
I always remember my father making a hasty retreat at an airport, so he didn't have to shake the hand, I think he was a senator. This this was a very good way of handling the situation of avoiding to not show respect for a person. There are certainly people in the government that I would make a much faster retreat than he did if I happen to run across any of them!
So, I can't think of any instance where I have shown disrespect to our governor or my mayor, etc.
Well, if you want to know where I stand on Dr. Rugh's position, I'm probably not in perfect sync with him. We have in this country ways of dealing with bad leaders, legal ones that is, that is true and impeachment and conviction. I'm happy to see that the house did impeach Mr. Trump, in my opinion, the Republican majority of the Senate completely failed in there duty and not convicting him. Well, except for only one Republican of that party.
The other method of course, is to vote him out, which I'm happy to see that at least one congressional district in my state went along with that idea as with did the majority of the voters in the country and of the electoral college. āš So, I'm happy at least to see a different President in office on January 20th.
Well, too bad they have to pass an amendment to their constitution to restate the obvious.
Nebraska did the same, and I supported that at the polls. A lot of good that did!
But, it has to be realized---
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 worldāto bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice. ---ESV
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94t (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6 (Christians and Politics, Part 3)
Mazoe Ford, with wires wrote: .... A former lawyer, Zhang was arrested in May amid tough nationwide measures aimed at curbing the outbreak and heavy censorship to deflect criticism of the government's initial response.
Zhang reportedly went on a prolonged hunger strike while in detention, prompting authorities to forcibly feed her, and is said to be in poor health.... .... Dr Feng said Chinese authorities lied about the coronavirus when it first emerged "in order to save face" and Zhang's sentence reflects that.
"China punishes anyone who challenges the state narrative by telling the truth," he said....
excerpt from, "China jails [perhaps Christian āļø]citizen journalist Zhang Zhan to four years over Wuhan virus reporting"
Dr. Rugh wrote: .... Humanity eventually joined Luciferās rebellion against Godās intended order. When Adam disobeyed God, sin entered the world (see Romans 5:12). With sin, manās ability to rule and submit became tainted. Sinful man naturally rebels against authority and rejects the idea of submission. That is the reason for the negative aspects of order in our society. Those in authority want to use their power for their own selfish desires, while those who are to submit to authority do not want anyone telling them what to do....
excerpt from,"Rendering To Caesar---A Biblical Perspective On Government"
āDemocracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.ā---Winston Churchill.
This would be like Rush Limbaugh praising Joe Biden, you can expect a lot of snide remarks and you'll get them here. Hopefully, to keep the moderators happy, I'll try to refrain from repeating them from Mr. Frum.
David Frum wrote: APPOINTMENT OF JEROME POWELL AS FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR .... Powell also proved a superb appointment just in time for the pandemic-caused economic crisis of 2020. The Senate was stingy with cash relief to the economy. Monetary policy had to do most of the liftingāand Powell was equal to the lift.
...Powell stepped up in 2020 with a policy that was both bold andāunusual for any Trump appointeeāinternationally coordinated.....
A free way to get a variety of Bibles and commentaries, which won't cost you anything it's download programs like AND BIBLE for Android devices!
2 Timothy 3:15-17
15. and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17. so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. -- https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
A church still isn't a grocery storeāšš·ā£ļø
Jamie Aten, Kent Annan wrote: .... Some have argued that being in proximity to others at church is no different from being in proximity to people at the grocery store or bank. But it is different. While business is primarily transactional, the life of a church congregation is inherently social. We gather to worship God, but we also gather to connect with one another. Unless we run into a close friend, we donāt normally shake hands or hug someone in the grocery store or movie theater, but where a community of people is knit together spiritually and socially these interactions happen frequently.
In addition, formal rituals, such as sharing in communion or pausing during a service to shake hands or hug, obviously increase the risk of infection. But such rituals arenāt the only risk of worship services. Singing in a group, which is integral for many congregations, has been known to spread COVID-19....
excerpt from, "Just because the economy is reopening doesnāt mean churches should"
Mark, tell the Australians at the world is cooling, they had the hottest year on record last year and that's because it beat it out the year before. Their bush fires aren't helpful so called global cooling. š„
Adriel, I am not entirely hostile too global heating, there certainly nothing in the Bible that man couldn't be a partaker in it. But, as always pointed out I am against global pollution, and just as a bonus point, controlling that would also help control global warming if it does exist -- which there is a good chance that it does. ā
.... "In South Los Angeles, where Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital serves low-income communities populated with grocery clerks and bus drivers who live in crowded households and are forced to mix with the public every day, infection rates are far higher. In Los Angeles County, roughly 15 percent of coronavirus tests in recent days are positive; at a testing site on the hospitalās campus, the rate is about 25 percent.
"As a result, the burden of the surge is much heavier at that hospital than those in wealthier areas of Los Angeles. According to recent statistics, 66 percent of the hospitalās capacity was taken up by Covid-19 patients ā making it, in effect, the epicenter of the epicenter. Across town, on the whiter and richer West Side, 11 percent of Ronald Reagan U.C.L.A. Medical Centerās bed capacity was filled with coronavirus patients.
"Officials at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, where most patients are on Medicaid or uninsured, say they are struggling to transfer patients to bigger hospitals when they need a high level of care, such as neurosurgery or a cardiac procedure...."
great to turn to the Bible, but the book of Luke and the parable of the Good Samaritan don't get much mentioned in White churches.āš
Quint Forgey wrote: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decided it would not grant the Harvest Rock Churchās request for relief in time for holiday services....
āEven if we need more time to consider the pending motion in full,ā OāScannlain wrote, āwe should have granted the church at least the temporary relief it needs to ensure that its members can exercise freely the fundamental right to practice their Christian religion on one of the most sacred Christian days of the year.ā
excerpt from,"Federal court declines churchās bid to lift California Covid restrictions by Christmas"
California judges aren't budging on churches very much. Considering the seriousness of the pandemic in California it's not overly surprising.