Posts by Apple Pan Dowdy

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  • How Thomas Jefferson Responded to Islam in 1801 Puts Current Administration to Shame

    02/22/2015 1:41:25 PM PST · 1 of 14
    Apple Pan Dowdy
    Ran across this today, I don't think it has yet been posted here. It is interesting history, in light of Obama's position concerning Muslim terrorists.
  • Greek “Hope,” the Pope, the Feasts and the Beasts

    02/19/2015 9:30:12 AM PST · 9 of 12
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Star Traveler
    "As far as what I think, content-wise, I’ve already had the information up on my FReeper page for several years. Other than that, I don’t care."

    That is just NOT true! I do not see her content or anything close to the scope of her content, already up on your FReeper page. You have quoted Isaiah 9:6-7 (nice), but her article has much much more to say. Are you so perfect that you can knock someones writing abilities? At least she is trying, and I, for one, applaud that.

  • Conservative Warrior - Scott Walker knows how to pick a fight [as explained by a liberal]

    02/18/2015 4:23:43 AM PST · 15 of 16
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Menthops; Cincinatus' Wife

    My fear is that conservatives will split their vote between Walker and Cruz in the Primary, while the GOPe organizes so that Bush wins.

  • Exclusive — Donald Trump: MSM Investigation Into Scott Walker’s College A ‘Double Standard’

    02/14/2015 2:27:29 AM PST · 12 of 19
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Yaelle

    (ping to self, so I too will hear answer for above question)

  • HOW TO REACH DR ZOT

    02/10/2015 3:20:03 AM PST · 16 of 42
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Ronin

    Still waiting on the Viking Kitties..... they are truly a sight to watch in action!

  • Obama pressed to ban bee-killing pesticide before it's too late

    02/10/2015 2:57:46 AM PST · 57 of 58
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Balding_Eagle
    "History says ‘hold on, we’ve been here before"

    Do I hear you hinting that there was a big bee emergency in the 70's and we weathered that storm ok so why not this one?

    The past emergency you referred to was the accidental introduction of Varroa Mites to the USA. This non-native parasite almost wiped out our honeybee population, until beekeepers figured out how to control them. I can remember my grandfather loosing all of his hives. If we had not found a way to remedy the situation, there would be no honeybees in the USA today. That is why there are no feral (wild) colonies that survive for more than a couple of years without a beekeeper taking care of them.

    We still struggle with Varroa Mite control and it is an ongoing battle, but thank goodness we have somewhat of a handle on it.

    Now we MUST find a solution to the threat of Neonicotinoid pesticides.

  • Obama pressed to ban bee-killing pesticide before it's too late

    02/09/2015 1:09:35 PM PST · 52 of 58
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Balding_Eagle
    "Who said I was sticking my head in the sand, you? I simply pointed out that many years ago, 1973 as I recall, this same story was being told. 40+ years.

    First I answered your statement concerning this same story was being told. 40+ years ago. That just is not true..... Please note that the neonicotinoids in question were not in use till the late 90's, and found to be killing bees even later than that.

    My apologies, eagle, about the "sticking head in sand" part...... that was not necessarily meant for you, but just in general to people who think it is only radical tree huggers that are against the use of this chemical. Hey, if the hat fits, wear it, if not, then good for you. :)

  • Obama pressed to ban bee-killing pesticide before it's too late

    02/09/2015 10:05:22 AM PST · 50 of 58
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Balding_Eagle

    I see that the date on this story is 2015.

    While it is true that threats to honey bees have been around a while, this is a relatively NEW threat.

    The neonicotinoids in question began to be used in the 1990s and are currently used on about 95 percent of corn and canola crops; the majority of cotton, sorghum, and sugar beets; and about half of all soybeans. They are also used on the vast majority of fruit and vegetable crops, including apples, cherries, peaches, oranges, berries, leafy greens, tomatoes, and potatoes.

    Some countries have already banned them, but here in the USA,the Bayer Corporation is just too powerful lobbying and paying off congress.

    Stick your head in the sand and pretend that it is only radical tree huggers that are against the use of this chemical..... but the truth is that we conservative beekeepers all too well know of it’s dangers. We also know that honeybees are essential to the food supply, no matter how much some people complain about stings. The truth is that most of those stings people are complaining about are from yellow jackets, NOT honeybees.

  • A Protestant Historian Discovers the Catholic Church – Conversion Story of A. David Anders, Ph.D.

    02/08/2015 7:59:13 AM PST · 34 of 174
    Apple Pan Dowdy to CynicalBear

    Right on, CynicalBear.

    I sensed the same thing when I read where he said, “I also believed none of my religious or moral works had any value. So I quit practicing them.”

    When one gives ones life and soul to Christ and is born again, there comes a point where one also receives the Holy Spirit. It seems to me that the receiving of the Holy Spirit comes right away to some and for some it seems to take a while to wear down one’s stubbornness before it happens. But at that time you realize that you do good works not because it is a requirement for salvation, but purely because you are allowing the Holy Spirit to work through you and you, like Mary, obey God’s will. The value of good works is not your own benefit or seeking after reward, but rather the pleasure of serving The Lord and seeing the benefit it brings to others around you. I don’t think that the author of the article understood this, perhaps his high regard of intellect kept him from fully submitting to and receiving the Holy Spirit.

  • Roman Catholicism, Part 7, Mary

    02/03/2015 7:03:35 AM PST · 7 of 266
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Responsibility2nd

    Those 16,400 words are NOT hate for Mary. We love Mary as she was bore our savior in great faith and obedience to God.

    The “hate” you are referring to is a revulsion of the wrongful attempt of RC’s to attribute the qualities of Jesus and what He did for us, to Mary.

  • E. O. Wilson: I'm not an atheist but religion should be eliminated

    02/01/2015 4:11:46 AM PST · 17 of 48
    Apple Pan Dowdy to nathanbedford

    Well said!, nathanbedford.

  • HSI, CBP in Houston seize illegally imported honey valued at $2.45 million

    01/30/2015 10:28:04 AM PST · 16 of 16
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Vinnie
    "I will not knowingly buy any food products from China..."

    The problem with the Chinese honey is that it is prevalent in foods that use honey as an ingredient, and they do not have disclose where they get the ingredients from. All too often the ingredient is Chinese honey and we have no way of knowing.

  • Sugary Drinks Tied to Earlier Menstruation

    01/30/2015 6:25:38 AM PST · 7 of 15
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Little Pig
    "Correlation is not causation. It’s entirely possible that it’s some other lifestyle component...."

    You are so right. I am willing to bet it has something to do with the hormones fed to the cows and chickens in our meat supply.

  • HSI, CBP in Houston seize illegally imported honey valued at $2.45 million

    01/30/2015 5:44:49 AM PST · 6 of 16
    Apple Pan Dowdy to taxcontrol

    Hi taxcontrol,
    You are right! Buying your honey from a trusted LOCAL beekeeper is the only way to insure you are getting real honey. And realize that once it is “processed” (even by good companies like Sue Bee), it looses all the qualities that make it healthy...... so you need to make sure you are buying raw, unprocessed honey.

  • HSI, CBP in Houston seize illegally imported honey valued at $2.45 million

    01/30/2015 5:23:00 AM PST · 1 of 16
    Apple Pan Dowdy
    Chinese honey is usually diluted with something like corn syrup, and often contains dangerous antibiotics that are banned in many countries. It is a real problem for us. Not only does it flood the market with cheap honey that negatively affects U.S. bee keepers, but it ends up in many of the products on our grocery shelves that contain honey, such as breads, breakfast cereals, salad dressings, baby foods, to name a few.
  • Why wormholes (probably) don’t exist

    01/27/2015 5:30:59 AM PST · 12 of 25
    Apple Pan Dowdy to LibWhacker

    Thanks for posting..... fascinating. Marking this so I remember to read more of this guy’s blog.

  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/22/2015 11:48:52 AM PST · 317 of 317
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Steelfish
    "Catholics have no need for “born again” . We have the “Holy Eucharist”"

    WOW, so you are saying that Catholics do not believe that John was correct when he said, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God", and that Peter, had it all wrong when he said, "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever"? Do you think these two disciples of Jesus perhaps did not understand the gospel, or what?

    Instead of accepting the savior's gift of salvation once and for all and being "born again" and living day-by-day with the blessed assurance of heaven, you Catholics must continually take Holy Communion over and over and over again, what.... weekly, daily,(how often do you have to do it to be assured of your salvation?) because salvation depends on this ceremony? That is what I am hearing you say when you say you don't need to be born again, because you have the Eucharist.

    We Protestant Christians celebrate Holy Communion as well. But we do it in remembrance of of Him (Christ Jesus) in simple and joyful fellowship with each other and Him, just as He taught in the scripture.

  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/21/2015 2:31:48 AM PST · 314 of 317
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Steelfish
    "We don’t need the born again shallow Bible Christian stuff."

    Oh, but you DO need to understand being born again, and John, Peter and Paul thought so too....
    John 3:3 - Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

    1 Peter 1:23 - Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

    Romans 6:4 - Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/19/2015 9:19:46 AM PST · 210 of 317
    Apple Pan Dowdy to ADSUM
    "But that is an unbiblical position! If we acknowledge that we can pray for each other as members of the Body of Christ (e.g., 1 Thessalonians 5:25; 2 Thessalonians 1:11), then surely we would want the prayers of the woman whom all generations call blessed"

    Of course we pray for each other and covet the prayers of our friends and family. I can ask my brother to pray for me, but I cannot ask my deceased Dad to pray for me. Assuming that one can call upon dead Saints and Mary to pray for us would necessitate that these saints and Mary have some god-like ability to hear us.

    Having an ability to hear the pleas of millions of people on earth, all at the same time, and sort them out, and relay them to God the Father, would be a BIG thing, a thing worthy of mention in the Bible, don't you think. But it is nowhere mentioned.

    The scriptures, however, do tell us how Jesus taught us to pray, and He didn't mention praying to or through dead saints or His Mother.

  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/19/2015 9:04:22 AM PST · 208 of 317
    Apple Pan Dowdy to metmom

    metmom, Your post #206 is technically right, and I stand corrected. In my “short” answer, I was lumping too much together and meaning judgement to be defined as God judges us sinners and unworthy, but Jesus intervenes, and God then sees us covered in the Blood of Jesus and now worthy for salvation.

    Your answer better describes what technically happens. :)

  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/19/2015 8:22:02 AM PST · 204 of 317
    Apple Pan Dowdy to ADSUM
    "Jesus is the Judge."

    Excellent answer, my FRiend. Jesus IS the answer, not the RCC or the Pope. I rest in the assurance given to us that salvation is the result of accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/19/2015 6:20:24 AM PST · 197 of 317
    Apple Pan Dowdy to ADSUM
    "As you reject the teachings of the Catholic Church, Sacred traditions and the Magisterium that The Holy Spirit inspires and protects the Church from error, you should be aware of the 6 sins against the Holy Spirit:...."

    Adsum, Are you then saying that if I am not a Roman Catholic that I have sinned against the Holy Spirit and thus not saved?

    A simple yes or no will be a sufficient answer.

  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/18/2015 4:31:57 PM PST · 112 of 317
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Steelfish
    "we have mainline Protestant denominations now “ordaining” married gay and lesbian pastors. What a joke!"

    Not all Protestant denominations are the same, nor can they all be lumped together. You are right that SOME Protestant churches are ordaining gay and lesbian pastors, much to the dismay of many of the rest of us..... why are you not also so demeaning of Rome, who ordains gay priests and then sometimes covers up for them when they molest children?

  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/18/2015 11:17:43 AM PST · 66 of 317
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Steelfish

    Stellfish, I understand the word redemptrix to be a female redeemer. Jesus is refereed to as our redeemer based on the metaphor of “redemption” or buying back, paying for. Christ is the sacrificial lamb that redeemed us, paid for our sins. He accomplished that at Calvary. Christ was able to be the redeemer because He is GOD.

    I have a hard time understanding how a human woman like Mary can be a co-redeemer unless, you consider her a “goddess”. What is it that qualifies her for this role? Yes, Mary played a very special role in the Word being made flesh, no argument there.

    However, this “Bible” Christian who dares to wade into the profound aspects of Church theology and doctrine (as you said in your prior post), cannot find anywhere in the Word that speaks of Mary as being the sacrificial lamb, or redeemer or even taking a co-role along with her son.

  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/18/2015 10:48:58 AM PST · 57 of 317
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Steelfish

    Whoa there, Steelfish..... I am merely trying to understand what you mean by “co-redemptrix”. Can you please explain what that term means and site scripture?

  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/18/2015 10:40:37 AM PST · 53 of 317
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Steelfish

    Does “co-redemptrix” mean Mary is a Godess?

  • GOP Retreat: Rep. Jeff Denham Says Party’s Quietly Crafting Broad Immigration Bill

    01/15/2015 10:36:36 AM PST · 3 of 21
    Apple Pan Dowdy to cotton1706
    "....the DREAMers, the 11.5 million that are here today"

    Why do they insist on calling them "Dreamers", they are criminals, law-breakers, they defied our immigration laws.

  • Battle for King RINO Shows Party Paradigm Shift

    01/15/2015 6:05:45 AM PST · 9 of 16
    Apple Pan Dowdy to TexasFreeper2009
    ".....they will cancel each other out and allow Cruz or Walker to get the nomination"

    Only if we conservatives ALL rally behind ONE candidate and NOT split our vote among a long list like we did in 2012.

  • Rugs at Fla. sheriff’s office proclaim 'In Dog We Trust'

    01/15/2015 5:44:50 AM PST · 5 of 18
    Apple Pan Dowdy to SoFloFreeper

    It should be an easy fix, to go back to the rug maker and show the original design mock-up that was approved during the purchase procedure, and require the rug maker to repair or replace...... unless of course the use of DOG was intentional on someone’s part.

  • GOP Tensions Escalate After Speaker Vote

    01/08/2015 4:16:59 AM PST · 34 of 157
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Timber Rattler

    Perhaps we need to find out what compelling “dirt” it is that the Obama and Jarret have on Boehner. Perhaps it can be used to prosecute him????

  • "What's the Big Deal about Epiphany?" (Matthew 2:1-12)

    01/07/2015 4:33:42 AM PST · 7 of 8
    Apple Pan Dowdy to SaxxonWoods
    "It’s also important because Jesus later went to study with the Wise Men. For 18 years."

    What leads you to believe the above statement you made is true? Please explain.

  • Thank you TSA

    01/02/2015 7:28:42 AM PST · 46 of 64
    Apple Pan Dowdy to ThanhPhero; bluejean
    "the first “rule” I came across was no locks allowed on luggage anymore so govt and airport personnel could paw through all my belongings"

    That is just simply NOT true. I use locks that are approved by TSA. Quoting from tsa.gov website: "TSA has worked with several companies to develop locks that can be opened by security officers using universal "master" keys so that the locks may not have to be cut. These locks are available at airports and travel stores nationwide."

    This lock also has a feature where it indicates to me if TSA has opened it with their special key. That way, I know to carefully check right away to make sure nothing is missing.

    Of course smart packing means you NEVER carry anything in the checked bag that it would be a tragedy to lose. I carry-on a small shoulder tote that holds one change of clothes (in case checked bag is lost or stolen), toothbrush, meds and any jewelry, that sort of thing, and I NEVER allow it out of my sight. I have traveled all over the USA and to many other countries and they have all honored that..... though once at a layover/plane-change in Paris, they tried to separate me from my carry-on at the inspection, but when I politely but firmly insisted, they gave in. It got a bit heated for a moment, as the agent only spoke French and my grasp of French is limited to about 25 words. I think what finally prevailed was when I said (loud enough for other agents to hear),something to effect of "the honor of France is involved here".... and an English speaking agent jumped in and apologized and allowed me to watch as he searched my tote bag.... LOL

  • Thank you TSA

    01/02/2015 6:58:30 AM PST · 45 of 64
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Dick Vomer

    Some advice for Dick Vomer....
    I am in no way excusing TSA of their uncaring behavior. That said, allow me to make a suggestion.

    When I pack for an airline trip, I use extra large plastic zip-lock bags and put literally everything in them. The nice thing is that clothes folded in these bags, and then sitting on the bags and squeezing out all the air (sometimes even sucking remaining air out thru a straw inserted in just before final zipping) while zipping them, compresses the clothes making it possible to get a whole lot more in the suitcase and it keeps the clothes from wrinkling.

    The plastic bags also prevent any spillage from cosmetics.... example, on one trip lid popped off shampoo bottle, but plastic bag contained the mess keeping it off my clothes.

    When TSA riffles through, they can easily toss all the plastic bags back into the suitcase without a problem and no mess. They can see through the bags, this plus the compression convinces them there is nothing inside to worry about.

    Four years ago at the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, where they open and search thoroughly through every single bag while you watch, the agent complimented me on this way of packing. I mean the thoroughness of their search is amazing.... I had a big book in my case that I had purchased at a Coptic church in Cairo, the agent thumbed though every page in the book to make sure there was nothing hidden it. Yet he was confident enough of my compressed plastic bags to not open any of them.

  • Why Muslims Are Converting to Christ in the Face of ISIS Atrocities

    12/27/2014 5:15:37 AM PST · 40 of 57
    Apple Pan Dowdy to boatbums; redleghunter; Biggirl

    I have a friend and professional colleague who is Muslim. His family immigrated from Bosnia when he was a teenager. He is now 20-something. His whole family have become American citizens, express political conservative ideals, and assimilated into American culture. When I asked him if he goes to the Mosque he says, “no, because I don’t like the hatred they talk about America.” He talks about praying, I am not at sure that he is praying to the right God, or that he understands how one can have a personal relationship with The Lord.

    I pray for him and his family everyday to find the true love of God and the salvation of our Lord.

    Though I am a deeply committed Christian, I don’t seem to have that gift of being able to sit down with someone and convince them of the gospel message. I take every opportunity to “plant seeds” so to speak, and then pray that the Holy Spirit will do the rest. I have to admit that I am a bit afraid that I will do more harm than good if I insult his Muslim roots too much.

    If any of you have advice for me of exactly how to successfully witness to this Muslim, I am listening!

  • # SHUTDOWN5THAVE Closes Stores, Roads In New York City

    12/24/2014 4:46:30 AM PST · 18 of 55
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Biggirl

    The thugs tried this in Atlanta last weekend. Stopped traffic and laid down in the road blocking traffic of shoppers to Buckheads 2 upscale malls. The police arrested all of the demonstrators.

  • What Was Mary Thinking?

    12/19/2014 5:55:19 AM PST · 2 of 22
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Gamecock
    "The question is: Do you know?

    INDEED, that is the question! And what a beautiful conclusion to the lesson. Thank you for sharing it.

  • TIME's Choice for 'Person of the Year' Angers Supporters of Ferguson Protesters (Of course)

    12/11/2014 6:22:57 AM PST · 42 of 45
    Apple Pan Dowdy to vette6387
    "The only time I ever see a copy of “Time” is when I visit the doctor."

    If you are smart, you will not touch any magazine in a doctor's office.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cold and flu bacteria can survive for up to 8 hours on magazines. Researchers tested four strains of pathogens, including E. coli and staph bacteria, and found that all strains survived on a paper surface. "Most of the tested pathogens were quite stable on paper for up to 72 hours,” state the authors — that’s three full days. The researchers managed to cultivate germs from the same sheet of paper seven days after the bacteria was first spread on the surface.
  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 8:13:31 AM PST · 49 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to wheat_grinder
    You are right in saying that we are discussing when is Sabbath. I must admit that after reading the last line of the article we are discussing, I saw it said, "We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."

    So, admittedly, foremost in my mind and my haste to post quickly since I only have a few more minutes before leaving, I wanted to make it clear that as a Protestants, my church (the PCA, Presbyterian Church of America, the evangelical, and conservative offspring of the Presbyterian Church) does not hold worship services on Sunday because the Roman Catholic Church "transferred the solemnity" .... we do it to commemorate the day Christ arose.

    If I am remembering correctly, you brought up the possibility that since quite a lot of scripture and prophesy spoke of or representing the "3 days", that, "Friday to Sunday does not pan out."

    I pointed out that indeed, if you take into consideration that in the Old Testament the expression “one day and one night” was an idiom used often by the Jews for a day, even when it was applied to only a part of a day.... them indeed the commendation of the 3 days to Sunday does pan out, and scripture backs that up when scripture points to the first day of the week being the day that the tomb was found empty.

    Now you are admitting that you are not contending He did not arise on the first day of the week.

    Firstly, I am confused, then..... what exactly did you mean by,""Friday to Sunday does not pan out?"

    And secondly you said, "The 4th commandment is God’s word about its time." IN reality, the 4th commandment merely says, "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy." If in the new covenant with God, the first day of the week is the sabbath day, then so be it.

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 6:50:20 AM PST · 32 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to cuban leaf
    "Also, for me, a day of worship and a day of “rest” are not the same, especially since EVERY day is a day of worship and Jesus is my rest."

    I love the way you say that, cuban leaf, for it is very true.

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 6:47:41 AM PST · 31 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to wheat_grinder
    "Finally! Truth. Thanks for speaking plainly."

    Agreed and well said. Protestants choose to keep Sunday as the "Day of the Lord" to commemorate the day He arose, thus sealing our salvation. On the year in history when He arose, the day DID fall on Sunday, the first day of the week, thus we commemorate that day.

    However, I will point out again what I said in post #5..... it is important to recognize that God has a claim to all of my time. When I give Him one day of the week, it reminds me that He owns all seven!

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 6:39:26 AM PST · 30 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to wheat_grinder
    "That is about the most convoluted description of 3 days and 3 nights I have ever heard."

    Be it may..... however, the evidence for which day He rose is absolutely clarified in Scripture:

    Matt. 28:1-2: “Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.” The first day of the week is Sunday according to Judaism, according to the New Testament since Saturday is the 7th day.

    Mark 16:1-4: “Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away-- for it was very large.”

    Luke 24:1: “Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.”

    John 20:1 “On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.”

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 5:59:39 AM PST · 20 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to wheat_grinder
    "I urge you to do a study on the above statement by Jesus and research the day Christ was crucified on and when he arose. It is a full 3 days and nights. Friday to Sunday does not pan out."

    yes, it does pan out.... The Bible is clear that Jesus was crucified on the Passover, Friday, then buried later that (Friday) afternoon or evening before the Sabbath (Saturday) began, and then rose from the dead the first day of the week (Sunday). How could there be a fulfillment of Jesus' prediction that He would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth? What exactly does this mean? 3- literal 24- hour days or a statement related to a certain time period.

    In Old Testament the expression “one day and one night” was an idiom used often by the Jews for a day, even when it was applied to only a part of a day. The Jewish reference to this period as three days and three nights is strictly in accordance with the Jewish mode of reckoning. Evening and morning, or night and day, is the Hebrew phrase for a natural day. It was a maxim among the Jews in computing time, that a part of a day was to be received or computed as the whole.

    Christ was dead at three o’clock on Friday, they had before six o’clock, three hours to bury Him. After going through the red tape with the Romans it took less than an hour. The Jewish reckoning of time is found in the Jewish Talmud and the Babylonian Jerusalem Talmud (the commentaries of the Jews), said any part, an “onan”, any part of the day is considered a full day. On Friday before six o'clock by Jewish reckoning, any minute was considered one day and one night. From Friday night at six o'clock to Saturday at six o'clock, was another day and another night. From Saturday night to Sunday was a third day. Thus, Jesus was in the grave part of Friday (a whole “natural day”), through all of Saturday (the second day), and from Saturday at sunset a part of Sunday (the third day). Thus, it is likely that the part of the day (Friday) on which Jesus was crucified, the entire day He was in the grave (Saturday), and the part of the day on which He rose again (Sunday), estimated as entire days. The concept of three days would be an idiom, not necessarily meaning 3 full 24- hour periods.

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 5:15:58 AM PST · 12 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to txrefugee
    "The observance of Sunday as the day of worship commemorates the resurrection of Jesus, the most important day in human history. “If Christ is not raised, your faith is futile, and you are still in your sins.” (I Corinthians 15:17)"

    Txrefugee, well said.... I totally agree with you.

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 5:11:31 AM PST · 9 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Campion
    "The same people who instituted Sunday as the day of worship picked the books in your New Testament canon, and rejected others. How do you deal with that?"

    Why do some Roman Catholics think it has to be an "us against them" situation? Is it not possible that we both (RCs and Protestants) profess to worship the same God?

    The very beginning Christian worshipers were NOT Roman Catholics, they were Jews. Eventually, local churches ceased to be autonomous by giving way to the control of "bishops" ruling over hierarchies. The simple form of worship from the heart was replaced with the rituals and splendor devised by men. Ministers became "priests." The Roman Emperor Constantine established himself as the head of the church around 313 A.D., which made this new "Christianity" the official religion of the Roman Empire.

    Though history proves this RC church was corrupt in many ways, it is also true that many of its priests still held in their hearts the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we are all grateful that during these Dark Ages they preserved the Holy Scripture. I hope that we can all agree that it was the work of the Holy Spirit that certain biblical writings were chosen as the New Testament and then lovingly preserved.

    So to answer your question, or should I say challenge, I would say that as a Protestant, I hold the New Testament to be the "Holy Word of God" not because the RC church says it is, but because the Holy Spirit deemed it so and used the only available resource at the time to proclaim it and preserve it.

  • What in the world do you make of THIS?

    12/07/2014 4:51:08 AM PST · 5 of 126
    Apple Pan Dowdy to wheat_grinder
    Reply from a Protestant......

    "The New Testament makes it clear that the observance of a particular day was not imposed as a binding obligation. Romans 14:5-6 makes it clear that there was some freedom in the matter of special days. Colossians 2:16-17 commanded the church not to allow anyone to act as their judge in regard to sabbath days. And Galatians 4:9-10 warns against going back under the Law by insisting on the legal requirement of special days.

    The records that remain in the New Testament show that the first day of the week soon became a day of worship. When Paul wanted to collect an offering from the church at Corinth, he asked them to gather the money on the "first day of the week" (1 Cor. 16:2). And when he wanted to meet with the believers at Troas, the gathering took place "on the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread" (Acts 20:7).

    In Revelation 1:10, the apostle John described himself as being "in the Spirit on the Lord's Day." Most writers have thought he was referring to Sunday, so that our use of "the Lord's Day" as a term for Sunday comes from this verse.

    A person's decision concerning sabbath observance probably hinges on the question of how we view the entire Old Testament. If all of it is still binding on us, then so is the sabbath. If there are parts that are no longer binding because they were directed specifically to the Jewish nation, or because they were for ritual purposes, then the sabbath is open for discussion.

    No matter what position a person takes, it is important to recognize that God has a claim to all of my time. When I give Him one day of the week, it reminds me that He owns all seven!

  • Obama Romance Movie In the Works — and Searching for Its Young Barack

    12/06/2014 4:22:17 AM PST · 3 of 71
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Dallas59

    You forgot the BARF alert. LOL

  • Marauding pig and its woman owner forced off US Airway flight

    11/28/2014 6:06:21 AM PST · 52 of 75
    Apple Pan Dowdy to spokeshave
    Spokeshave, the article did NOT say she was carrying the pig in a duffle bag...... it said, "Jonathan Skolnik, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst told ABC News today he thought the woman was carrying a duffel bag and headed straight for the empty seat next to him."

    The eyewitness only said that he THOUGHT she was carrying the pig. I think that she was leading the pig on a leash and out of the corner of his eye, that must have looked like she had a big duffle bag.

  • Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare Was a Mistake

    11/26/2014 9:05:52 AM PST · 57 of 62
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Ann Archy

    You are so right about that, Ann.

  • Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare Was a Mistake

    11/26/2014 5:00:43 AM PST · 37 of 62
    Apple Pan Dowdy to Ann Archy
    "Good freaking grief!!! Insurance companies and lawyers are NOT the problem with healthcare!!!"

    Thank you for saying that. It is just what I wanted to say when I read post #6.

    In the beginning, the free market controlled the costs of medical care. Doctors and hospitals could not charge more that patients could pay, simply because if they did so then they would have no patients. There was help for he truly poor as they could pay "in kind" (with a chicken for example)and there were charity wards, etc. Then insurance companies came along and people could pay premiums to insure that if they had severe medical problems, they could still pay the bills. Of course, once the doctors and hospitals and pharmaceutical companies saw that no matter what they charged, the insurance companies would pay, so they began to raise their prices. The insurance companies responded by raising their premiums and the vicious cycle grew. Insurance got to be more expensive than most people could afford or that they wanted to pay. Businesses, thinking that they could attract and keep better qualified employees, began to offer to pay part or all of that insurance price as part of the employee compensation. The government stepped in and made all businesses over a certain size share the cost of insurance with their employees. That meant that insurance as compensation for good work, now lost its original value in that employees got it no matter who they worked for or how well they contributed to the business' profit. And of course the medical providers and insurance companies all saw that they could raise their prices again and again and someone would still pay. Prices have gone far past what all but the very wealthy can afford to pay...... reason, greed all around plus interference by the government who has no authority under the constitution to even be involved in this.

  • United Technologies CEO Chenevert Abruptly Steps Down (DoD contractor)

    11/24/2014 8:42:09 AM PST · 26 of 31
    Apple Pan Dowdy to txhurl
    "what are the main products this company supplies us?

    3 divisions: Otis Elevator, Carrier heating & air conditioning, and Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines

    My husband worked for the Otis division for 37 years.... GREAT company to work for!