User Profile: JGraham III

JGraham III

Member Since: September 22, 2010

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  • April 18, 2014 at 1:49pm

    Such it is at the Church of the Presumptuous Assumption a.k.a. Scientists in Search of Research Money. Likewise at the Publish or Perish Parish…

  • April 17, 2014 at 9:04pm

    Its time to repeal the 17th Amendment, which gave senators election by direct popular vote. The rationale behind the amendment was that it would cut down on corruption.. really. If this amendment weren’t in effect, Nevada would have the option of recalling Reid and replacing him with someone else. Too bad Nevada will have to wait until 2016 or for (God forbid!) Harry’s senility to finally disable him.

  • April 17, 2014 at 4:45pm

    The way I see this tempest in a teapot is that it is o.k. to have open season on all things Christian, because after all everyone knows that atheists only act out of common sense and reason; and of course it was an ignorant Christian who so harshly tore up the sign. Tit for tat I say. Why do the atheists whine and cry ‘persecution’ when someone gives back to them what they so ‘liberally’ pour out on the Christian community? Sounds like they got back what they have been sowing for some time.
    My own method of dealing with this sign would to haul off and ignore it; then go out and witness about Jesus Christ to someone. The real goal of this type of sign is to antagonize and hopefully get Christians to crawl back into their little holes and say nothing. Shout it from the housetops! He is risen!

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  • April 17, 2014 at 4:36pm

    @Kick;
    So.. if voice said to you “we are not amused”, we could assume he/she/it was not using the regal “we”? Sorry.. couldn’t help it.

  • April 16, 2014 at 9:42pm

    Oh yes they are! Being ‘religious’ isn’t necessarily having a fervor for God. Islamics are as religious as hell and so are statists and Marxists. Their god isn’t the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, but ultimately in some variant form the “god of this age” a.k.a. the devil, ol’split foot, Lucifer or whatever name he goes by today. The serious Marxist is more committed to ‘the cause’ than most Christians, unfortunately.

  • April 16, 2014 at 10:24am

    @Meano;
    The phrase “turn the other cheek” is a Hebrew phrase meaning “don’t get upset over the little things”. If you carefully watch the Lord’s responses to the various groups that confronted Him, He never “turned the other cheek” to the religious leaders/rulers who hated Him and wanted to kill Him. Rather He let them have it with both barrels as we might say today. The place where He called them ‘whited sepulchers’ is today’s equivalent of calling them s.o.b.’s.
    One of the reasons I believe the Church today has opened itself up for persecution (to answer Capdaver’s question) is because they have misunderstood ‘turning the other cheek’ and have too often become ‘doormats for Jesus’. They have not taken the right stand on issues of the day but have either ignored or reacted too late to what was being done in the public forum. Witness what occurred with Madelyn Murray O’Hair: no one took her seriously until she had won at the Supreme Court. It was too late to stop the momentum which then resulted in stripping prayer/God from all of the public forum, and not just the public schools. Also too many churches are busy taking care of their little denominational fiefdoms instead of keeping the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Standing united in the preaching of the Gospel would do much to stem the tide of persecution.

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  • April 15, 2014 at 9:27pm

    I wouldn’t say he’s into astrology, but it is a curious thing that, some years ago an acquaintance of mine who is really into the Hebrew aspects of early Christianity approached Hagee regarding the prophetic significances surrounding the 7 required Feasts from First Fruits to Pentecost and to the day of Atonement. My friend gave Hagee copies of his work on these and then never heard another thing from him. Lo and behold! a short time later Hagee comes out with a book on the prophetic significances of the 7 Hebrew Feasts, and passed it off as something HE had come up with. I have been hearing about these blood moons for more than a few years now, and have no confidence that Hagee has worked any of this out for himself, but likely has plagiarized whatever is in his book on them. Sadly, I think Hagee is far too motivated by the love of money and the praises of men. Let the Lord deal with him, but I will not trust anything the man teaches.

  • April 15, 2014 at 8:51pm

    For those who choose to dig a little deeper, there is a book available called The Witness of the Stars, by EW Bullinger. It was first published in 1893, but most recently by Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids MI.
    It is rather laborious and highly detailed way beyond what most casual readers would put up with, but bases it’s primary premise upon Ps 19, which says in part, “the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.” The author builds on the statement in Genesis that the sun, moon and stars were given for “signs and for seasons”. Bullinger traces the ancient Hebrew names for the stars along with the Arabic names for the same and essentially puts forth his hypothesis that the constellations of the Zodiac and their companion star groupings make a statement of God’s plan for redeeming mankind. Astrology, according to him, is the perverting of this ‘written’ revelation and has turned what God gave mankind, so that they would be “without excuse” as Romans says, into “personal revelation and predictions for the individual rather than for mankind to be reminded of the promise of a coming Redeemer.
    It is worth considering, especially when one gets down to what and where the so-called star of Bethlehem was, and why gentile wise men and kings came looking for the one “born king of the Jews, for we have seen his star in the east and are come to worship him” (Mt. 2:2). All this by goy-gentiles and not known by the ones who should have known.

  • April 15, 2014 at 9:32am

    Snow:
    The answer to your question is “it is in their nature to defy the things of God, given the one who is always behind the opposition to the purposes of Christ, and so, because the kingdoms of the world are not yet under the loving hand of the King of Kings, only when He comes will their opposition cease.”
    The thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly”.

  • April 14, 2014 at 9:09pm

    Actually, Henry’s decision to break with Rome was more over where the monies collected from the faithful would go, and the Pope was far more likely to support the King of Spain than Henry. Even though the whole Spanish Armada thing happened after Henry was gone, Spain was nevertheless more than a fly in the ointment for England.

  • April 14, 2014 at 7:07pm

    Twin;
    I vote for “Luciferian”. There are those, I’m told that actually think Lucifer should be the one in charge. If you can find it, read the book The Illuminati, the cult that hi-jacked the World by Henry Makow, Ph.D. His premise is that the ‘conspiracy’ goes all the way back to the Pharisees, et al. Interesting read.

  • April 14, 2014 at 9:51am

    Ah Oregon! That’s what we Washingtonians love about our neighbors to the south. We too have our little problems with so called public lands. We have the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the legal battles the Nations have with them. One of the ongoing fights is over whether or not the various Treaties require the collection of taxes for the BATF on the sale of tobacco products (pot will figure into this..). So far I think Olympia is winning this battle. Some time ago the Yakama Nation claimed authority over some of the hydro-electric dams on the Columbia because they were situated on “traditional” fishing grounds. No word on where this has gone as virtually all of the watershed in Eastern Washington would fall under the title of “traditional” fishing grounds. No word as to whether or not the Nation will be ponying up any monies to help repair the huge crack they found recently in the Wanapum Dam, one of the primary claims the Nation has made.. The Nation also has claimed water rights over the Yakima River even though there is little to demonstrate that prior to the White Man’s arrival there was any serious agricultural activity being done that would require diversion or storage of water.. The twisted tales we all weave… Where is Solomon when you really need him?

  • April 13, 2014 at 4:28pm

    I tire of the Democrats beating the dead horse of “racism”, especially when one considers their party has nothing to offer the country but division, strife and broken promises.

  • April 13, 2014 at 10:28am

    I could agree to the premise you stated re: poverty etc. In reading the above article and looking at the statistics provided, my feeling was that divorce rates were not tied to the religious activity of most involved in the study. I was taught that the two greatest areas of failure in a couple’s marriage were disagreement (if you will) over sex and/or money.

  • April 12, 2014 at 8:27pm

    Blink:
    Thank you for the response; it does clear some things up for me. I rather think the ‘answer’ to the question posed by this article re: divorce rates, lies more in the predispositions found in human nature in general and less in what brand of religion one holds, no matter how one defines ‘religion’ per se.
    As far as my opinion about atheists or atheism, while I don’t agree with the stance of there being no God, I nevertheless find it sometimes easier to have a conversation with one of ‘you guys’ than with a particularly odious Christian type who actually believes they and they alone are going to make the grade as it were. Westboro Baptists for example. I may have differences of opinion (!) with you, but I don’t think for my part that should preclude a cordial relationship should we chance to run into each other on the street and somehow recognize each other. That being said, you do have a great rest of the weekend.

  • April 12, 2014 at 9:32am

    True, some Christians do a lot of talking, but they aren’t the only ones vocal about what they believe. Christians aren’t the only ones who qualify as “religious” in my estimation. Many atheists (or at least the ones who post here) are every bit “religious” about their beliefs as any variety or brand of Christian you want to name. I am interested in your take on what the statistics show, Blink. And, could you elucidate on how Christians portray atheists? I have my own ideas, but am curious to have your view of this.

  • April 11, 2014 at 4:05pm

    What then do you suppose this statistic demonstrates? And that of the 21% rate among atheists?

  • April 11, 2014 at 3:54pm

    How “non-sequitorial” of you!

  • April 11, 2014 at 3:50pm

    Yet another victim of that feared order: The Sisters of No Mercy?

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  • April 10, 2014 at 4:55pm

    “Genuine forgery”: an example found next to the dictionary definition of “oxymoron”. This ‘document’ has about much scriptural authority as the so called Gnostic Gospels, which have been masquerading as truth ever since they were first presented.

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