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  • Prayers for husband, please!

    08/21/2019 7:35:39 PM PDT · 593 of 610
    boatbums to Salamander
    Great news about Lenny!

    So sorry to hear about your dog. Do you have a mobile vet in your area that can come out to you? We just had to say goodbye to our 16½ year old Ragdoll kitty, Stella, yesterday and it was incredibly hard even though she was ready to go. What a great sweet girl she was. We will miss her so much. I know how precious these wonderful creatures are to us. Your dogs couldn't have wished for a better family to belong to. ****hugs****

  • Well, Another Move By House Democrats That Proves Trump Lives Rent-Free In Their Heads

    08/21/2019 7:07:13 PM PDT · 19 of 27
    boatbums to Jim 0216

    Good points. I can think of several Conservatives in and out of Congress who would make excellent candidates - men AND women. The question is who would be willing to tolerate the horrendous pressure and scrutiny that would rain down from all places upon them, their family and friends? It will take someone very strong willed and stomached. We have only seen a part of what these demonically-influenced villains are capable of. It will take a Trump-like attitude to overcome them.

  • Well, Another Move By House Democrats That Proves Trump Lives Rent-Free In Their Heads

    08/21/2019 6:09:59 PM PDT · 12 of 27
    boatbums to Kaslin

    I have been wondering, when Trump DOES win reelection what will the Dems cook up to try to cripple his initiatives this time??? Does anyone think for a second they will settle down and start working for the good of us all? I have a feeling that Trump will garner a lot more votes this time around so whatever they try will not only be seen as an attack against Trump but against a MAJORITY of the voters, too. This may very well spell the end of the Liberal Democrat party and restore the image of a free, just, fair, good and God-honoring America once more. I can dream, can’t I?

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/21/2019 1:01:12 PM PDT · 367 of 430
    boatbums to vladimir998

    So that’s a “no”?

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/20/2019 5:11:41 PM PDT · 304 of 430
    boatbums to MHGinTN

    It’s an “other” that preaches an accursed gospel.

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/20/2019 5:07:34 PM PDT · 303 of 430
    boatbums to MHGinTN; Elsie
    Non sequitur ... Rahab lived long before David, and Messiah is identified as ascending David's throne, a son of David, Son of Man.

    Except in all the genealogies of Jesus we have in Scripture (Matthew and Luke) there are names given AFTER David. Matthew traces the line through David's son Solomon (Matthew 1:6), while Luke traces the line through David's son Nathan (Luke 3:31). In fact, between David and Jesus, the only names the genealogies have in common are Shealtiel and Zerubbabel (Matthew 1:12; Luke 3:27).

    Luke is recording Mary’s genealogy and Matthew is recording Joseph’s. Matthew is following the line of Joseph (Jesus’ legal father), through David’s son Solomon, while Luke is following the line of Mary (Jesus’ blood relative), through David’s son Nathan. Since there was no Greek word for “son-in-law,” Joseph was called the “son of Heli” by marriage to Mary, Heli’s daughter. Through either Mary’s or Joseph’s line, Jesus is a descendant of David and therefore eligible to be the Messiah. Tracing a genealogy through the mother’s side is unusual, but so was the virgin birth. Luke’s explanation is that Jesus was the son of Joseph, “so it was thought” (Luke 3:23).

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/20/2019 4:34:47 PM PDT · 298 of 430
    boatbums to frnewsjunkie; vladimir998

    Doesn’t the loving and caring exposition of Catholic doctrine just make you want SO badly to become a Catholic, too??? /sarc

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/20/2019 4:32:18 PM PDT · 297 of 430
    boatbums to vladimir998; ealgeone; FRjunkie
    Vlad you need a refresher on FR posting guidelines:

      Forms of "making it personal" include mind reading, attributing motive, accusing another Freeper of telling a lie (because it attributes motive, the intent to deceive) - making the thread "about" individual Freeper(s), following a Freeper from thread to thread and badgering a Freeper over-and-again with the same question.

      The words "prevarication" "dishonesty" "slander" "deceit" "calumny" and "subterfuge" are synonymous with "lie" because they entail intent.

      Words such as "false" "error" "wrong" "inaccurate" "misstatement" do not attribute motive and are not "making it personal."

      Other words push the envelope of motive but are not synonymous with "lie" for purposes of modding the RF. However, they can be "making it personal" if applied to another Freeper, personally, in such a way the discussion becomes "about" the individual Freeper instead of the issues. Those words include "misrepresentation" "detraction" "disinformation" "distortion" "hyperbole" and "doublespeak."

      Another example, calling a group of Freepers "anti-Mormon" attributes motive to them as a group which is not technically "making it personal" - but saying that another Freeper, personally, is anti-Mormon [or anti-Catholic] instead of anti-MormonISM is an ad hominem. It is "making it personal."

    Can't you argue for your beliefs without calling others anti-Catholic and accusing them of lying?

  • Prayers for husband, please!

    08/19/2019 10:29:52 PM PDT · 472 of 610
    boatbums to Salamander

    Praying for Lenny’s healing and full recovery and that the Lord gives you both peace of mind and comforts your heart and soul.

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 10:17:52 PM PDT · 235 of 430
    boatbums to Al Hitan
    What don't you think I addressed? I did not criticize the Lutheran pastor's comments and even quoted him when he said:

      Of course, we do not rest faith upon the tradition of St. Mary's dormition and assumption into heaven; faith clings to Jesus Christ alone and finds true peace and Sabbath rest forever in Him.

    You kind of skipped right past that part. Did you miss where I asked you about it?

    Your nose went out of joint pretty much from the start and you continue to niggle and nitpick. I'm done here.

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 10:06:58 PM PDT · 234 of 430
    boatbums to Al Hitan
    But "kurios" is STILL not the personal name of the one, true God. The Greek "kurios" means lord. The Greek word "theos" means God. First century Jews would have most likely used the Hebrew Torah scrolls in Temple worship but they spoke Aramaic. Many also knew Greek as it was the lingua franca of that time and place. The Septuagint would have been used by non-Jewish Christians who spoke Greek for the Old Testament books. Regardless, the Greek did not translate the personal name of God, Jehovah/JHVH/YHVH/Yahweh but uses the word lord.

    I found this helpful:

      The Septuagint copies intended for Jewish readers did have the Tetragrammaton. On the other hand, the Septuagint translation circulated in the Gentile world used the Greek word Kyrios for the divine name. As "Aid To Bible Understanding" states on page 886, Dr Kahle from 'The Cairo Geniza' said, "We now know that [the Septuagint] as far as it was written by Jews for Jews did not translate the Divine name by Kyrios, but the Tetragrammaton written with Hebrew or Greek letters was retained in such MSS. It was the Christians who replaced the Tetragrammaton by kyrios, when the divine name written in Hebrew letters was not understood any more."

      Of course, there is no problem with the fact that YHWH occured very many times in both the original Hebrew scriptures (i.e. the Old Testament), and in the Septuagint (a Greek rendition of the Old Testament). The only problem arises when attempts are made to insert YHWH into the Greek scriptures (i.e. the New Testament) when it was never ever written that way by the writers! Does the Septuagint really translate God's name as "Lord"?

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 9:39:17 PM PDT · 231 of 430
    boatbums to ebb tide
    Will you admit that Mary was a virgin her entire earthly life? Or do you deny it?

    I believe that Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus, the Son of God incarnate. After she delivered Him, I can't see how she could have physically remained an intact virgin - He wasn't born magically. I also believe she went on to have other children since Scripture AND history speaks of the brothers and sisters of Jesus. That in no way diminishes Mary's honor.

    Can you unequivocally claim that Mary remained a virgin her entire earthly life? What do you base it upon?

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 9:33:41 PM PDT · 229 of 430
    boatbums to Al Hitan

    I did respond. See #32.

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 9:32:04 PM PDT · 228 of 430
    boatbums to Al Hitan; metmom; Iscool
    You're talking about the Greek. Of course I am. The Greek OT, the Septuagint, which was used during the time of Jesus, used the Greek word kurios as the personal name of Almighty God - Lord. Lord God.

    No, they did not use the personal name of God with the term "kurios". The Hebrew word for God is "elohim". Elohim is not the name of God, it is simply 'God' in Hebrew. Many languages have some similarities because many of them share the same origin. 'God' in English, 'Elohim' in Hebrew, 'Elaha' in Aramaic, 'Alaha' in Syriac etc. but the name of God in the Bible is YHWH. In the New Testament, the Greek referred to God as the Lord God "kurie theos" (see Revelation 16:7). In Matthew 22:44, "The lord (kurios) said to my lord (kuriō)...", uses two related Greek words.

    But I was responding to your posted Old Testament verses. As you know that the Old Testament wasn't written in Greek, right? The LXX is a translation. In our English versions, we see the word "lord", but the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the OT to write in Hebrew and the Hebrew word for "lord" depends upon the context. If it's God's personal name JHVH/YHVH, then the English translators wrote LORD and not lord/Lord. TWO different words - in Hebrew.

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 8:55:58 PM PDT · 217 of 430
    boatbums to Al Hitan
    The point was mine: that you were complaining about all the animosity and attention the one thread was getting when you were one of the active participants. It's apparent that point was over your head.

    No, you still don't get it. One last point was that the SAME subject matter gets posted on threads over and over again and all that ever results is strife, animosity and discord. Catholics post about their dogmas on Mary; non-Catholics comment and say why we disagree with those beliefs; Catholics get their knickers in a knot and accuse non-Caths of hatred for Mary/heresy/etc.; non-Caths explain why we don't hate Mary and aren't denying the Deity of Jesus and after hundreds or thousands of backing and forthing, all that remains is anger/distrust/disrespect, etc. Then...some Catholic starts the ball rolling all over again (usually the SAME ones who previously did) knowing good and well what will result. Some people see that as stirring up or fomenting flame wars. If Catholics want to post their comforting and reaffirming Catholic Caucus threads that celebrate their dogmas about Mary or other beliefs, nobody usually bothers them. But to post it as an OPEN Religion Forum thread which as you admit invites discussion, then you shouldn't be offended when you get opposing views and you sure shouldn't take occasion to ridicule, mock, berate or snark at fellow Freepers. There should be some discretion on what we post and a sensitivity to how it may be received.

    I can't speak for anyone but myself here, but I am weary of the vitriol as well as the snobbish elitism of those who assert ONLY the Roman Catholic Church is the one, true Church of Jesus Christ and all others are inferior ecclesial "communities" that are missing out on the full deposit of the faith. I have no intention of ceasing to respond to threads like this or those that I have an interest in simply because I believe there should be other viewpoints included - mainly so that people hear all sides and that they don't come away thinking Free Republic is an internet arm of the Vatican.

    I bear you no ill will and I pray often about this forum and those who gravitate to here. I hope you have a good week and get to spend more time with the grandkids. Though they have all gone to be with the Lord, I will always have fond memories of my times with mine.

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 8:21:58 PM PDT · 207 of 430
    boatbums to Al Hitan; Iscool; metmom
    Right. As Iscool posted: Lord G2962 kurios koo'-ree-os From κῦρος kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title): - God, Lord, master, Sir.

    Nope! You're talking about the Greek. All the verses you posted were from the Old Testament so when you see the word LORD (in all capital letters) printed, it means in the HEBREW the personal name of Almighty God which is "Yahweh" The I AM. It is called a "tetragrammaton". The letters in Hebrew are YHVH or JHVH, also as in "Jehovah". In the Hebrew the word for lord is "adoni". An example of the two different words is found in And they said, The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters. Numbers 36:2. The translators were respectful of the personal name of God so they used LORD instead of Jehovah or YHVH/JHVH. In the New Testament, the Greek word for lord is kurios, but, again, my comment was about the verses you posted from the Old Testament.

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 8:04:48 PM PDT · 205 of 430
    boatbums to Al Hitan
    Sure it's the point. You were complaining about all the animosity and attention generated on another thread when you part of the attention it got.

    I remain unconvinced that you comprehended my point. Perhaps it is over your head.

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 7:23:09 PM PDT · 198 of 430
    boatbums to Al Hitan; metmom
    Wrong. Every time in the Old Testament writings when you see the word "LORD" (in all caps) it is not kyrios (Greek) but the Hebrew Yah·weh - the proper name of the God of Israel. See for example
  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 7:08:57 PM PDT · 194 of 430
    boatbums to ebb tide; ealgeone
    I challenge you to cite anyone who has said she was not a virgin as recorded in Luke.

    That's not what I claimed. Haven't taken those reading comprehension classes yet, I see.

    Yes, you DID claim that ebb! Maybe you need writing for comprehension classes?

  • The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God [2007]

    08/19/2019 6:45:49 PM PDT · 189 of 430
    boatbums to Al Hitan
    It was an interesting article from a different perspective. Besides, I've been out and have not participated in the other thread you're so concerned about. And now that you've pointed it out to me, I see that you have been actively participating in it, which tends to make me thing you aren't that concerned.

    Of course I participated! That's not the point. If I opened a RF thread about why Mary should not be called the Mother of God, would you ignore it? I have no doubt it would reach a hundred posts within an hour, mostly from outraged Roman Catholics! Now multiply that by a few more saying the same thing within a day of the last one or a few on the same day only with the title changed. Now do you see? My concern - which I previously voiced - is that we have argued over this subject multiple times year after year on the RF and nothing ever seems to be mutually resolved OR learned. So, it's not hard to recognize the true intent of Roman Catholics who post OPEN Religion Forum threads here. The question is why they then whine, complain, mock and scold those who post their comments of disagreement? Are they ignorant of how OPEN threads work? I know they aren't. Ergo, they must either get indulgences for "sticking up for Mary" or they enjoy fanning discord. Maybe it's both? I know it's NOT simply posting about their beliefs.

    Please don't pretend to be an innocent bystander. You've tossed plenty of ridicule, sanctimony and negativity bombs at non-Catholics for explaining why certain RC dogmas are rejected.