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    06/17/2018 8:53:44 PM PDT · 26 of 44
    imardmd1 to Beave Meister
    Not surprising. Why teach them when nobody listens to them or wants to compose in those styles.


    < /sarc >

    Both classical music and spiritual hymnology have been booted out.

    What we have now in its place is Satan's introduction to the worship of meaningless chaos. That's where the money is.

  • Why Paul is Important to Christianity

    06/17/2018 5:43:00 AM PDT · 26 of 31
    imardmd1 to daniel1212
    And what we need is "ears to hear:"

    And Rev. 2:7 etc, cf. 1 Sam. 15:22 as well. Better hear the quiet voice, as Elijah, than be so distracted by assembly and/or missionary work that He has to thunder as in Rev 1:10:

    "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, . . ."

    Had Beloved John gotten distracted? Might he actually have been the messenger to the Ephesians?

  • 13 cooking tips and tricks for making the juiciest, tastiest pork chops

    06/16/2018 11:06:55 PM PDT · 37 of 59
    imardmd1 to TianaHighrider; joshua c; 2ndDivisionVet
    Living alone, I found how to prepare supper in half an hour:

    Pork chop:

    -- preheat oven to 400 degF
    -- for convenience in cleanup, line a small pan with aluminum foil
    -- coat it with a film of sunflower oil
    -- lay the inch-thick or a little thicker chop on the foil
    -- spread a little oil over the topside of it
    -- open a package of Lipton's dry onion soup
    -- using a small spoon, cover the entire top of the chop with the dry soup mix, about an eighth of an inch
    -- Roast in the oven for 25 minutes

    Sweet potato/yam:

    -- while the chop is roasting, water-scrub a nice yam clean all over
    -- stab the skin of the yam all over with the tines of a dinner fork to let out steam
    -- wrap the yam with one sheet of paper towel
    -- wet the paper towel thoroughly
    -- place the assembled unit on a dinner plate and into the microwave oven
    -- nuke it on high for 12-15 minutes depending on size


    -- take out the sweet potato/yam and remove the paper towel
    -- slit the yam lengthwise and put butter in the slot
    -- then slit the yam crosswise every inch or so, leaving the backside skin whole
    -- sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on the buttered exposed surfaces

    -- pull the chop out of the oven at 25 minutes
    -- using a spatula, lift the whole chop off the foil (it will not stick to the pre-oiled foil) and onto the hot plate next to the yam

    Eating: Use a fork, sharp knife (for the chop) and teaspoon (for the yam)
    -- hold the yam skin down to the plate and scrape your spoonfuls of yam from the skin using the spoon
    -- the yam meat will come away from the skin cleanly.


    This takes a lot longer to write than to just do, There is no waste of time and reading the recipe once you get the idea in mind.

    This may not be Parisian, but it is very quick and good for only one or two persons. It is real, real good, juicy, and so easy to clean up!

    (Even better if you cut a slice of bacon to cover the chop before sprinkling on the dry soup)

  • If you are zotted or banned - can you re-register under a new name? Vanity

    06/16/2018 9:46:39 PM PDT · 178 of 204
    imardmd1 to Mark17; wardaddy; Jane Long
    Although he and I didn't agree on a couple of issues, I did appreciate his insights. Actually, he went to Elim Bible Institute (click here) in Lima, New York, which was just about four miles from Honeoye Falls where my Dad pastored the Methodist Church for six years until I graduated from high school there. The same month I graduated my Dad was then relocated to a much larger key church in Hornell, NY. Strangely enough, the former site of Elim, before it moved to Lima, was only about a mile up on a hill above my Dad's Hornell Church.

    I don't know when WVKayaker went there, but we shared experience with the Rochester area.

  • If you are zotted or banned - can you re-register under a new name? Vanity

    06/16/2018 9:16:10 PM PDT · 176 of 204
    imardmd1 to daniel1212

    Hope one is not zotted or banned if the exchange is not personalized or mind-reading or name-calling, but stays within FR Religion Forum rules.

  • One Marine’s Afghanistan Story

    06/16/2018 9:22:33 AM PDT · 4 of 16
    imardmd1 to Oldpuppymax
    Last fall the son of a friend that I played games with in the late '80s and '90 was interred at the age of 29, back from his last deployment, this one in A'stan. He was a real Devil-Dog, a Marine's Marine. Somehow, I didn't learn how, the Afghanisan changed him such that after discharge, he was no longer able to go on. It is so sad to think about him, and lots more like him.

    May he have peace in his eternal rest.

    Pray for those that are still there.

  • MSNBC reporter: Detained immigrant children effectively incarcerated' in Texas facility

    06/15/2018 4:26:29 AM PDT · 11 of 45
    imardmd1 to gattaca
    If these kids had a decent home, it too might be a kind of place of "incarceration" meant to keep them from danger until they are mature enough to make their own decisions.

    What is the problem? Their parents have chosen to disobey the law rather than provide a stable home in the country of their citizenship for their own children.

  • Study: AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’ More Theologically Accurate Than 96% Of Modern Worship Songs-SATIRE

    06/15/2018 4:20:27 AM PDT · 61 of 63
    imardmd1 to daniel1212

    Good little summary. Easy to copy off for making a little note to distribute. Thanks!

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/15/2018 3:37:13 AM PDT · 766 of 779
    imardmd1 to Mark17

    Thanks for that insight, Mark. I have heard that in the Caribbean, Central, and South America culture-related superstition is just tacked on to that which already exists. Voodoo, etc.

  • ...A Concern for the Protestant “Solos”: Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia

    06/14/2018 8:33:05 PM PDT · 762 of 779
    imardmd1 to MHGinTN
    You are giving yourself an excuse to continue in your mysticism superstitiousness.

    Pardon me for rewording this, but do yu not think that is even more fitting, eh?

  • United Methodists Remove ‘Father’ from Apostle’s Creed to Be More Gender Inclusive to God

    06/14/2018 12:50:45 AM PDT · 111 of 121
    imardmd1 to Mom MD

    Without arguing, but looking at what the NT context provides, let me ask if you are aware that there are seven baptisms described in the text? Would you be willing to investigate them?

  • United Methodists Remove ‘Father’ from Apostle’s Creed to Be More Gender Inclusive to God

    06/13/2018 10:04:33 PM PDT · 109 of 121
    imardmd1 to Mom MD
    believe in the NT people were baptized along with their entire household. No mention of entire household above a certain age

    Water baptism does not save. It is a rite administered to induct a confessed regenerated disciple of The Christ into the company that constitutes a regular local assembly of Christ-professing disciples.

    In the New Testament, "household" included stewards and other servants (as in the households of Cornelius and Lydia and of the Philippian jailer) but not infants who are too immature to responsibly commit themselves without reservation or external prodding into the care of the crucified Christ, IMHO.

    And I am a Methodist PK who received all these unsolicited "benefits," but was not truly saved until the age of 34. After much study of the rite and discussing it with my father, he was willing to re-baptize me and my accountable children, by immersion as demanded by the New Testament examples, according to the authority as delegated to him in the Great Commission (Mt. 28:18-20), and by the Methodist Discipline of 1944 as an elder.

  • United Methodists Remove ‘Father’ from Apostle’s Creed to Be More Gender Inclusive to God

    06/13/2018 9:24:41 PM PDT · 108 of 121
    imardmd1 to SkyDancer; Albion Wilde
    Thanks a lot for the hint, my FRiend. How could I ever have guessed that?

    In the Greek, "pater" is always translated "father," never "creator" as your comment seems to indicate.

    One use of "pater" is as the title of one manifestation of God, and for that proper noun we capitalize the English word translated from it, to distinguish Him from The Son and from The Holy Ghost, who also is involved in the Creation, as well as from other fathers such as that old father of lies, the Devil.

    The use of "Creator" fails to perform the function of the statement of the Christian Faith to proclaim the Tri-unity of The God. To leave out the title "Father" is to deconstruct the symbol of The Faith (Rom. 10:8) proclaimed by the disciples sent into the world as apostles to proclaim the basic elements of belief needed for The God to confer the gift of salvation from sin and death.

    I think your response begs the question I asked.

  • United Methodists Remove ‘Father’ from Apostle’s Creed to Be More Gender Inclusive to God

    06/13/2018 2:39:31 PM PDT · 90 of 121
    imardmd1 to Pontiac
    A better translation for ‘traditions’ in that passage is ‘teaching’.

    In a broad sense, perhaps. The correct sense for paradoses is "oral precepts" that are given face-to-face in discipling. When inspired sayings these become codified by writing them down, they become effective to the reader as God-given scripture.

    Strong's G3862; see 1 Thess. 2:15 as used here. Occurs 12 times in the NT overall context.

  • United Methodists Remove ‘Father’ from Apostle’s Creed to Be More Gender Inclusive to God

    06/12/2018 11:56:54 PM PDT · 80 of 121
    imardmd1 to SkyDancer
    In the NT whenever Father is mentioned it’s actually Creator

    Please tell me where this idea ever came from.

  • Dem House candidate gets pepper sprayed in the face in campaign ad

    06/12/2018 3:50:03 AM PDT · 12 of 21
    imardmd1 to Libloather
    Don't bring a knife pepper spry to a gun fight, /s
  • Peter as rock

    06/11/2018 5:54:43 PM PDT · 444 of 490
    imardmd1 to ravenwolf; metmom; boatbums; Fantasywriter; daniel1212; Elsie; ealgeone; MHGinTN
    Your Post #436: So do i but that does not mean i am going to call Jesus a liar when he said that Simon would be called Cephas which is rock in Aramaic.

    Your Post #439: So you say Jesus was a liar? “horse manure”.

    Your Post #440: And Jesus cleansed the pigs, halleluya.

    Apparently you've made an/some false assumption(s) and worked yourself up to a potty-mouth rage by failing to read and understand what I have written, and attributing a position to me that I have not taken. So let me help you back to reality.

    First, consider the instances in which the word--written as "Cephas" in the English alphabet, "Κηφᾶς" in the Greek alphabet, whose Aramaic root is written as "כּף" in the modern Hebrew alphabet--was applied by Jesus as a label, a nickname, for the disciple whose birth name was Simon bar Jona.

    Here are the definitions and meaning of it as given by the lexicographers (Thayer, Brown/Driver/Briggs, Gesenius, Tregelles) or by the translators of the KJV as analyzed by Strong:


    Strong's Number G2786


    Strong's Definition:
    Of Chaldee origin (compare [H3710]); the Rock; Cephas (that is, Kepha), surname of Peter: - Cephas.

    Thayer Definition:
    Cephas = "stone"
    1) another name for the apostle Peter
    Part of Speech: noun proper masculine

    Strong's Number H3710


    From H3721; a hollow rock: - rock.

    Brown, Driver, Briggs Definition
    1) rock, hollow of a rock
    Part of Speech: noun masculine Gesenius OT Definition (as translated by S. Tregelles):
    m.masculine rock, only used in the plural Jer. 4:29; Job 30:6
    (occurs in Syr. and Chald.; whence, in New Test. Κηφᾶς i. q. Πέτρος)


    (1) Please note that the word is so obscure and little-used that it only appears twice in the Hebrew writings, and then only to describe literal standing stones that people can climb over, among which they can hide:

    "The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein" (Jer. 4:29 AV; bolded for emphasis).

    "To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and inamongst the rocks" (Job 30:6 AV).

    (2) Please note that no figurative meaning is applied to the word, no similes or personification involved im Biblical use, thus separating the word and its import from the other words for rock formations that do have many figurative associations for God and His Messiah. Thus there is NO connection between the Aramaic/Greek sobriquets Kefas/Cephas and Petros conferred in thse languages on Simon bar Jona, as compared to The Hebrew/Aramaic words "Selah" and "Tsoor" and the Greek word "Petra" that the Scripture uses to identify God and His Christ.

    (3) You may not have been aware of the fact that Jesus' first instance of saying that Simon would be called Kefa/Petros was just a few days after His baptism by John, in Kislev (mid-December) of 29 A. D. That was therefore about two and a half years later, in Sivan (June) of 32 A.D., that Jesus told Simon, "You are Petros." So his fellow disciples had been calling him "Kefa" or "Petros" a long time before the incident in Caesarea Philippi thet Jesus revealed that it was the principle of His Own Godliness that was to be the immutable basis for the building of His Church of living stones.

    (4) The label of Petros (Peter) was used 162 times to indicate Simon, and for nothing else.

    (5) Nowhere in this thread or in my work have I ever given the implication that Jesus was lying when He told Simon, "Thou art Petros," by now a well-known fact, so you can cease this meaningless assertion. (6) The figuratively Godly attributes of reliabily, trustworthiness, strength, indestructibility, omnipresence, highness, etc. drawn from the literal words "selah," "tsoor," and "petra" for the great mass of earth's stone crust are not to be shared with Simon bar Jona as his attributes, as many have wrongly supposed through the grammatical error of confusing "Petros" with "petra."

    It is long past the time to stop your foolishness, demonstrating your lack of mental nimbleness, quit pestering, and start learning a few bits of Bible interpretation from participants like metmom and boatbums and Fantasywriter and Daniel1212 and others.

  • Applying the Word Without Delay

    06/11/2018 5:54:50 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    imardmd1 to metmom

    . . . and to hearken than the fat of rams.

  • Peter as rock

    06/10/2018 9:13:09 PM PDT · 431 of 490
    imardmd1 to MHGinTN; editor-surveyor
    Heb 10:9 AV: "Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second."

    "Take away" means to abolish, to utterly remove without ever oming back.

  • Tainted Triple Crown

    06/10/2018 6:32:17 PM PDT · 19 of 74
    imardmd1 to God luvs America

    The smooth muscle part.