Posts by roamer_1

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  • Salon.com: "If You're White, You're Racist"

    03/28/2015 9:39:46 PM PDT · 60 of 66
    roamer_1 to rightistight
    "If You're White, You're Racist"

    The thing with irony is that it is so ironic.

  • God and Jeb: Inside his spiritual journey and his stealth campaign to woo Christian conservatives.

    03/27/2015 8:43:15 PM PDT · 8 of 18
    roamer_1 to 2ndDivisionVet
    Not gonna do it... Wouldn't be prudent.

    I will declare that I will never ever vote for another Bush.

  • Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God?

    03/27/2015 8:30:48 PM PDT · 88 of 143
    roamer_1 to eastforker; HossB86
    Muslims worship the God of Abraham, same as Christians.

    No, they do not.

    They follow the old law[...]

    No, they most certainly do not.

  • Cord-Cutting and Cable-Bill-Cutting Are All the Rage

    03/26/2015 1:16:27 PM PDT · 9 of 84
    roamer_1 to E. Pluribus Unum
    Internet TV means juggling gadgets

    I find that to be an extremely attractive feature.

    As one who is just now making the shift, one of the grandest things is exactly that I can switch something I am watching from the TV to my tablet, or to my laptop or desktop... I no longer have to miss part of a show if I get up to cook dinner, or have to do something in the office... It is to the point that I have even thought to give up my flip phone for a smart phone, just for the purpose of being entirely mobile with this feature... And that is no small thing, as I have resisted smart phones for nearly a decade.

    Sorry, CableTV... Adapt or die. Too much money for content I not only don't want, but often cannot stand. That I have to 'juggle gadgets' is not going to fix your problem.

  • Study Shows Humans Are Evolving Faster Than Previously Thought

    03/26/2015 12:53:13 PM PDT · 45 of 58
    roamer_1 to Steelfish
    Humans are evolving

    Study entropy and get back to me.

  • Holy Father: Why have you allowed this man to take possession of his Cathedra?

    03/23/2015 10:08:25 PM PDT · 48 of 66
    roamer_1 to babygene; ebb tide
    Breaking ANY of the commandments is a mortal sin.

    You are right - The wages of sin is death.

  • Holy Father: Why have you allowed this man to take possession of his Cathedra?

    03/23/2015 10:01:42 PM PDT · 47 of 66
    roamer_1 to Torahman
    Repentance is not understood in Christianity. Repentance or Teshuvah in Hebrew, means to return to G-d and return to keeping His Torah. It does not mean to feel sorry for your sins and tell G-d you’ll try to do better. Real repentance has always meant returning to Torah. Rome abandoned the Torah and sought to pick her way through the commandments like they were a Brunch Buffet, choosing the statutes that she could credibly blend with the Greco-Roman Paganism of the Empires’ masses. The result was a Jekyll and Hyde Institution that could produce great culture as well as great evil. What a mess! Now the whole structure is failing under the stress of Post Modern assaults and it does not have the ability to project power in a decisive way. Isam does not have this problem. The Answer is for Christians to return to their identity as grafted in branches of greater Israel. That would mean that they would say, “We were wrong! Help us to come home!”

    Exactly right. Torah allows one to discern the oommon from the set-apart. How can one 'sin no more' if one does not understand what sin is?

  • When Is (Was) the Great Tribulation?

    03/23/2015 9:42:27 PM PDT · 126 of 131
    roamer_1 to WildHighlander57
    Where do I go to find out more about what you said, about the fall Feasts, and the Holy Days, the Jubilee? This is as new to me as the 790 years of daniel that was mentioned upthread...

    The front of the Book.

  • When Is (Was) the Great Tribulation?

    03/23/2015 9:39:43 PM PDT · 125 of 131
    roamer_1 to WildHighlander57; CynicalBear
    Now I’m confused.

    You really have spent *no* time in the Prophets, have you? That would be your problem...

  • When Is (Was) the Great Tribulation?

    03/23/2015 9:25:18 PM PDT · 123 of 131
    roamer_1 to WildHighlander57; editor-surveyor; CynicalBear; roamer_1; Biblical Calvinist; grumpa
    The Law of God is read in my church every Sunday, and we are reminded to keep it.

    Huh. What about that '6 days shalt thou labor, but the seventh day is the Sabbath' thing?

  • When Is (Was) the Great Tribulation?

    03/23/2015 9:21:08 PM PDT · 122 of 131
    roamer_1 to WildHighlander57; grumpa; Biblical Calvinist; editor-surveyor; CynicalBear
    John A.T. Robinson pegged the date of the NT books at before 70 AD.

    meh.

    It does not agree with the Darby dispensationalism/ ‘end time prophecy’ view.

    Neither do I. But I agree with them more than with y'all.

  • When Is (Was) the Great Tribulation?

    03/23/2015 8:50:03 PM PDT · 119 of 131
    roamer_1 to WildHighlander57; CynicalBear; editor-surveyor; roamer_1; grumpa; Biblical Calvinist
    See posts. #58 and #60 by biblical Calvinist and grumpa

    Sorry, I got about halfway through the audio from that Gentry guy, about where the antisemitism starts, and could take no more. Eisegesis. Try stepping outside of your Greek/Roman paradigm.

  • When Is (Was) the Great Tribulation?

    03/23/2015 8:19:43 PM PDT · 117 of 131
    roamer_1 to WildHighlander57
    OT prophecy shows the path to Christ.

    Among many other things...

    Shows how God made it happen through the Israelite nation and remnant. Matthew starts with the lineage of the King of Kings.

    As I said:

    "The only way that Replacement Theology can be true is to flatly ignore OT prophecy entirely, and thereby be free to interpret the NT prophecies however one wants."

    You are necessarily incorrect, sir. EVERY word of YHWH is TRUE. Without understanding Torah, the Holy Days, and the Jubilee, one has no chance of understanding the Prophets, and without understanding of the Prophets, there is no way to understand the Revelation of Messiah. If the Tanakh (OT) can remain unfulfilled, then there is no reason to believe the promises of Messiah.

  • Weedkiller alert over cancer link (GMO)

    03/23/2015 11:28:03 AM PDT · 131 of 191
    roamer_1 to dainbramaged
    plain old white vinegar diluted 50/50 with water works fine.

    Add a little dawn dish soap after the water (so it doesn't make suds) and it will work even better...

  • When Is (Was) the Great Tribulation?

    03/23/2015 8:46:58 AM PDT · 75 of 131
    roamer_1 to WildHighlander57; grumpa
    The only item in prophecy left to be fulfilled is Judgement Day.

    Please inform me how the Feasts have been fulfilled - To my knowledge only the Spring Holy Days have been fulfilled... What of the Fall Feasts?

    Please Show me the fulfillment of the blessings given by Jacob to his sons (particularly predicted to be fulfilled in the latter days), and all of the blessings that came thereafter as given to the individual tribes...

    Please show me particularly the fulfillment of all the prophecies specifically about Joseph/Ephraim (Hosea and Isaiah would be a good place to start).

    Please show me the finality of Zachariah.

    That’s what was taught in Christendom, up till relatively recently.

    Not true. There have always been dissenters that did not embrace the company line of the Roman church, or the subsequent Protestant churches that inherited her errors... Replacement Theology horribly blinded the church for centuries. The only way that Replacement Theology can be true is to flatly ignore OT prophecy entirely, and thereby be free to interpret the NT prophecies however one wants.

  • When Is (Was) the Great Tribulation?

    03/23/2015 7:58:05 AM PDT · 69 of 131
    roamer_1 to webstersII; grumpa
    The current ideas about a future 2nd Coming date back to the 19th century, not ancient history.

    That simply isn't true. Read Isaac Newton's interpretation of the Prophets for a very good example.

  • Is Libertarianism Compatible With Christianity?

    03/22/2015 12:14:38 PM PDT · 42 of 150
    roamer_1 to grumpygresh; CHRISTIAN DIARIST
    I think that libertarians and religious/moral conservatives agree in the related concepts of limited government, subsidiarity, federalism, and decentralization of power.

    Only to the degree that Christians have been imbued with libertarian principles as exampled in our founding documents, and as demonstrated by our founding fathers (whether those Christians know it or not). Religion (in contrast to faith) is at it's core a form of control, which, at the core, makes every religion a form of government. No government wants to be limited and decentralized, because it necessarily thwarts the very thing it's made to do. The efficiency of control IS centralized and IS coercive.

    So it is not natural for religion to adhere to the limits of libertarian thought, any more than any other governmental system. And IMHO, it is that libertarian strain in this country's founding that limits religion's coercive effect, and that I think, is of great merit.

    In fact, I believe that traditional conservatives should like to see a country where states take a different approach to moral issues. This exercise in free will among individuals that could move from state to state would be the best way to demonstrate the benefits and advantages of a morally upright state/community.

    That is perfectly said, and is in line with the precepts that founded this nation.

  • Three Words Catholics Do Not Understand

    03/21/2015 10:53:18 AM PDT · 518 of 565
    roamer_1 to D-fendr
    Thanks for your reply, but I don't think it applies to the discussion.

    In that I believe you are incorrect - I don't think you get what I am pointing to:

    YHWH Himself says Torah is doctrine, and says Torah is good doctrine.

    In terms of authority by precedence, Torah is older and therefore carries more authority than any other doctrine, in the same way that Melchizedek (being older) carries more authority than Levi. Unfortunately, in order to trump Torah, one would have to find doctrine older than Torah, which does not exist, with Moses being the foremost progenitor of YHWH's informational system.

    In terms of textual authority, There simply is no document more defensible as having come from YHWH than Torah. It's authority is in-built, it's proofs and witnesses are in-built, and the very text itself is protected by encryptions which are undeniably beyond the scope of Man - If there is a document on the planet that can be defended as having come from God, to us today, exactly as it was given, Torah (in the Masoretic Hebrew) stands entirely alone. It is bulletproof.

    In terms of clerical authority, again, there can be no clerical authority older than Moses, and in terms of clerical power, Moses is underwritten by YHWH Himself. There is no higher authority.

    Sola scriptura is a doctrine of Protestant Christians. Defining sola scriptura as: "Holy Scripture is sufficient of itself to be the final authority of Christian doctrine.”

    I am not disregarding the whole of Scripture, but the argument for Torah as doctrine is necessarily unassailable, and unarguably true wrt pedigree and authorship. ANYONE claiming doctrinal authority outside of scripture must show a greater surety, pedigree, and power than Torah, and that cannot be done.

    Else YHWH's word did in fact return to him empty.

    Hence, sola-scriptura must in fact be true... in fact, true from it's very beginning... From Sinai itself.

    Shabbat Shalom. I'll see your reply tomorrow.

  • San Francisco Metro Area Ranks Highest in LGBT Population Percentage

    03/20/2015 5:03:15 PM PDT · 30 of 48
    roamer_1 to Slyfox

    Birds of a feather... um...

  • What I Wish I’d Known About Catholics (And Why I’m Becoming One Now That I Do)

    03/20/2015 2:05:42 PM PDT · 68 of 240
    roamer_1 to NYer

    HAHAHAHAHA! More perfectly scripted talking points! Sheesh! you guys should REALLY try to make it more convincing.

  • A Protestant "comes out" (the effects of sola scriptura)

    03/20/2015 1:57:02 PM PDT · 37 of 116
    roamer_1 to NYer

    HAHAHAHAH! Thanks for the laughs! Funny, ain’t it, how this poor mislead woman’s talking points are directly the talking points and company line of the Roman church. I smell a concern troll once removed.

  • Three Words Catholics Do Not Understand

    03/20/2015 7:57:42 AM PDT · 444 of 565
    roamer_1 to D-fendr
    Nopers, not doubting God. As I said: my argument is that sola scriptura fails.

    Then my next question:

    If YHWH does not change,
    and if YHWH's words do not return to him empty,
    and if YHWH has provided doctrine that HE calls good...

    and if that doctrine is found in the ONLY document literally proven to be unchanged and intact (Masoretic Torah),

    THEN what doctrine can trump it in authority?

  • Three Words Catholics Do Not Understand

    03/19/2015 4:21:12 PM PDT · 395 of 565
    roamer_1 to D-fendr

    So, it seems, you infer that YHWH’s words DO fail.

  • Three Words Catholics Do Not Understand

    03/19/2015 4:08:06 PM PDT · 385 of 565
    roamer_1 to D-fendr
    Are you saying the Torah "is sufficient of itself to be the final authority of Christian doctrine” ?

    I said nothing. Do the words of YHWH fail?

  • Three Words Catholics Do Not Understand

    03/19/2015 12:12:39 PM PDT · 285 of 565
    roamer_1 to Resettozero; D-fendr
    Pro_4:2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law (Torah).
  • The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous: Dozens of other treatments more effective.

    03/17/2015 12:59:16 PM PDT · 83 of 157
    roamer_1 to rarestia
    [...] with crappier coffee than what they serve now.

    While admitting my somewhat limited experience, your statement seems impossible.

  • Man Cooking Up Ramen In A Speedo Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Nuts With 20 Bottle Rockets

    03/15/2015 3:11:08 PM PDT · 83 of 90
    roamer_1 to null and void
    [...] Cooking Up Ramen In A Speedo [...]

    Well there's his first problem... I normally use a pot.

  • The Holy Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth

    03/13/2015 10:18:06 PM PDT · 48 of 48
    roamer_1 to 9thLife
    [roamer_1:] No, the Truth IS... And those who bow a knee to Rome would have more reason than most to seek it out.

    I would argue that those who seek the truth have more reason to look for it in Rome. However, I would like to offer you the opportunity to explain exactly how you can declare categorically what you have in your comment to me.

    *Shrugs*... Pagan syncretism, traditions of men... Century after century of them... Hardly a formula for discerning the set-apart from the common, not to mention the divine from the profane. It is not the doctrine of YHWH.

  • The Holy Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth

    03/13/2015 6:54:03 AM PDT · 46 of 48
    roamer_1 to 9thLife
    Probably because she doesn't want to see a flame war, like she said (Occam's Razor). Because we know that Catholics will be respectful of one another.

    If one does not wish to have opposition, one should not be here.

    The truth has already been determined.

    No, the Truth IS... And those who bow a knee to Rome would have more reason than most to seek it out.

  • The Holy Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth

    03/12/2015 1:15:18 PM PDT · 39 of 48
    roamer_1 to Biggirl; kinsman redeemer
    I rather not see a “flame war” take place, which is very important.

    Riiiight... Because the illusion of unity is more important to promote, rather than the rancorous messy process of determining truth.

  • Baghdad’s Treasures Rescued

    03/12/2015 10:58:04 AM PDT · 12 of 12
    roamer_1 to Constitution Day; Shermy
    I don't know if that's true or not. One would think that that would have been publicized.

    I dunno... They also found the tomb of Gilgamesh, and that barely got a blip in the news... and no followup, to my knowledge...

  • Ransomware victims pay cybercriminals to save family photos

    03/12/2015 10:26:16 AM PDT · 27 of 28
    roamer_1 to wareagle7295
    We had this infect a PC and a network share at my work recently. Luckily the user that got infected let us know right away, and we were able to quarantine the PC and restore the network share from back (also before anyone else clicked on anything in that share to further spread it).

    Mine is a slightly different task - I am a service tech, primarily for Residential and SOHO users. Since there isn't the 'benefit' of a locked-down client/server oriented LAN, exposure is quite a bit higher. In my line of work, infections are inevitable (think teenagers). So while security is primary, the secondary or fallback position is to make certain that backups are available. Since many of my users are never going to do anything even as complicated as writing a CD, and since data stores have become gigantic (far too big for regular manual backup, even if they were so-inclined), I have relied heavily upon multiple chains of automated backup to provide reliable backup sets in case of electronic disaster (which, in your average teenage infested household, or party-oriented young adult, is a matter of 'when' not 'if'...).

    So to me, the problem here is not the infection, which can be considered as inevitable, but rather, how to preserve those backups which, because of their necessary automation, are highly susceptible not only to the bug encrypting the files in backup, but are equally susceptible to good files in backup being overwritten by encrypted files from the live data (if a backup routine initiates before I am notified, or before I can get there). It's a whompin' big problem.

  • Vanity: Who Is The Antichrist And Is He Alive Today?

    03/11/2015 12:37:40 PM PDT · 12 of 45
    roamer_1 to ConservativeMan55; Arlis; GraceG
    [...] It will come after the rise of a confederation of ten nations or regions [...]

    Or a line of kings/rulers... They need not be simultaneous, but only represent a time frame (in the days of these kings).

  • Ransomware victims pay cybercriminals to save family photos

    03/11/2015 12:10:10 PM PDT · 22 of 28
    roamer_1 to rickmichaels; ShadowAce

    There is no easy way to prevent this in the short term - In fact, folks with responsible backup habits are more susceptible to ransomware than are the schlepps who are lucky to backup quarterly, as one is very likely to commit a backup before you know the files are encrypted, thus overwriting the files in your backup store... The fact that they left their USB HDD plugged in is almost incidental to the fact. These bugs will also infect any writeable network share too, so network backup, even cloud backup, is just as likely to be overwritten with encrypted files, all the more so if backup routines are often executed.

    A ‘pull’ oriented (rather than ‘push’) backup initiated by a server pulling files from client machines to read-only shares would eliminate the chance of infection over LAN, but doesn’t do anything for overwriting with encrypted files from the client... But that is half the battle...

    Creating a dated backup from the store before initiating a new backup would certainly help, but now you have the problem of giant datastores essentially without incremental differentiation...

    It’s a tough nut for automated backup.

  • Thanks for the memories, but it's time for Christians to unite not fight

    03/10/2015 8:05:48 PM PDT · 588 of 659
    roamer_1 to Elsie
  • I'm Back After 6 Weeks in Hospital, Thanks for Prayers (Ecumenical, No Fighting)

    03/04/2015 11:06:38 AM PST · 108 of 134
    roamer_1 to Mrs. Don-o; don-o

    Dear Mrs. Don-o,

    I really do wish it were hunting season, as then I would at least have an excuse for being so fully and utterly ignorant of your plight - I am so sorry to hear how you had to be dragged through a knothole backwards, but I am very happy for all y’all that, with the kindness of YHWH, and your typically indomitable spirit, you seem to have survived the ordeal with nothing but a few extra holes and some ruffled feathers!

    You might consider having a cup-hook mounted in one of those holes they drilled in your face - Not only would it hide the scar, but it would be a handy place to hang your car keys. Brass though - Porcelain would be a bit gaudy, don’t you think?

    Forgive me if some of your experience didn’t translate - but I did get ‘Whopping Big Miracle’, ‘Meaning-full Vision’, and ‘Life-Changing Testimony’, even through all the chanting and such ; ) ... Definitely one of those Way-Past-Wow experiences, where in the midst of terrible trial, when all is lost, YHWH comes along and not only pulls your fat from the fire, but does it with such a magnificent flourish, that it’s witness will thunder down the halls of time to distant children of your House, and will ring like a bell to everyone in your life. How GREAT is our God!

    So glad to hear that you are recovering, and thank you for your testimony!

  • Walking With Jesus as a Former Catholic

    03/04/2015 9:43:48 AM PST · 43 of 125
    roamer_1 to ZagFan

    Yeah... Because it’s all about fun, ain’t it?

  • Jude -- Chuck Missler [Youtube, audio only)

    03/03/2015 6:45:03 AM PST · 15 of 16
    roamer_1 to StoneWall Brigade
    Excellent teaching by Dr. Chuck Missler.

    Thanks! Worth it, right? I sure thought it was : )

  • Dog Owners Nervous in Wake of Pet Food Lawsuit

    03/02/2015 10:07:18 PM PST · 72 of 108
    roamer_1 to taxcontrol

    Purina Dog Chow always available, and something real, every day... normally fish, but maybe gopher or coon, etc... whatever critter happens to be at the other end of my critter gitter... He wants me to go trapping, because he loves marten. He said so just yesterday.

  • How We Got the Bible

    02/25/2015 9:29:52 AM PST · 104 of 284
    roamer_1 to NKP_Vet; redleghunter
    “To be deep in history is to cease being a protestant”.

    Funny that - It had the exact opposite effect upon me. I am 'deep in history', and if anything, it has absolutely galvanized me against the Roman church.

  • Windows software corruption

    02/25/2015 9:17:28 AM PST · 71 of 81
    roamer_1 to GYPSY286
    Alright - you have received a lot of good advice, but some of it is way over the top.

    The call was a scam. You should never follow along with such a thing. If you feel you do need to do so, get the extension number they are at, get the company phone number from elsewhere, call the company directly (in this case, Microsoft) and ask for the extension, in order to verify. But I can tell you right now that no legitimate security company does this type of service call.

    NEVER allow access to your computer, unless you absolutely and positively KNOW the company/tech. N-E-V-E-R.

    Since you have allowed it, and since you allowed them to install software on your computer, it is HIGHLY suspected that you are now infected. You must take your machine to a serious service tech (one recommended to you by someone you trust that would know such a person) and have it very meticulously diagnosed. At worst, this is going to be a rub and reload. A competent tech will assist you to make sure your data is safe through the a process.

    I see you have notified your bank. GOOD. Follow their instructions. Be aware of ANY credit card that you may have used to purchase things online anywhere - ANY such needs to be notified, as those numbers are saved in the machine (and thereby accessible to the scammers). Be aware of any personal documents stored on the machine that might contain your social security number or other ID associated numbers that might allow ID-theft. IF such exist onboard the machine, IF you have ever entered your social security number, or some state ID number online, then there may be further risk (contact such agents as necessary and inform them of the risk so they can be alert) - BUT, usually, these scams are meant to lead you down the garden path, going no further than trying to sucker you into paying them.

    You do not need to move.
    You do not need to change your phone number.
    You do not have to change all your bank accounts (unless the bank says to)
    You do not need to buy a new computer.

  • Windows software corruption

    02/25/2015 8:46:08 AM PST · 70 of 81
    roamer_1 to hondact200
    [...] something that got through with the kasperskys 2015 software - malware virtually destroyed everything.

    Your tech is a moron. There is no virus than can 'virtually destroy everything'. Almost every virus can be removed with, at worst, a rub and reload... the very few exceptions are hard drive encryptors, which at the very worst might brick the hard drive. That is a far cry from 'destroying everything'.

    And Kaspersky is world class - I don't think there is anyone who would deny that. With regard to detection and removal, their stuff is king.

  • Netflix and Roku combo. What is the best way to go? (vanity)

    02/24/2015 8:18:32 AM PST · 53 of 59
    roamer_1 to GeronL
    sounds like a good plan

    D00d. It rocks. I should have done this years ago.

    It has been pretty normal for me to have the TV on and muted, while I am listening to something on the laptop or the tablet... but not anymore. And best of all, once the cable box goes, I will be down to ONE clicker and a keyboard. Do you have any idea how long it's been since I had but ONE clicker? It's heaven, I'm tellin' ya'

  • Netflix and Roku combo. What is the best way to go? (vanity)

    02/24/2015 7:44:28 AM PST · 43 of 59
    roamer_1 to dennisw

    I paid twenty five bucks for an Acer computer from the Vista era. It can be either mini-tower or pancake. It has a blue-ray DVD. It has HDMI out. It is 64bit capable.
    spent another 10 bucks for a wireless NIC, and 30 bucks at WallyWorld for a wireless KB with glidepad built in. Meant to jack up the RAM, put in a big vid card, and install Win7/64, but I hooked it up to the TV and found it handles everything perfectly as is.

    Subscribed to Netflixs and Amazon Prime, and I expect to give CableTV the axe around summertime, saving me some 70 bucks a month. And NO MORE stupid Smart TV apps. No more DVD player. No more Roku. Just a TV and a computer, and I have never been happier. Cheap, effective, upgradeable, and I can fix it. Sweeet.

  • Divinum Officium: Whoever does not embrace the Catholic Christian religion will be damned

    02/23/2015 9:49:46 AM PST · 219 of 244
    roamer_1 to edwinland
    I’ve always been interested in this debate about the meaning of “whose sins you forgive”. Your testimony is among the best explanations I’ve seen of the protestant idea that the exhortation is addressed to all Christians, rather than specifically, as a transmission of authority, to the Apostles and their successors. Do I understand that correctly?

    Yes, roughly... I think that if one forgives a harm against oneself, that sin is written off the books... It won't go to trial. Justice has been served best in mercy. I think that is why the Bible instructs us to leave this world being indebted to no man... That forgiveness covers (hides) a multitude of sins.

    Here’s my question. How does the phrase “and whose sins you retain are retained” fit into that testimony? If one of your brothers decided to retain your sins, despite your eloquent and sincere confession, would you really retain those sins? Forever?

    Forever? no. But I think the thing will go to court. Someday I will stand before Yeshua and have to answer for those things I have done which were not forgiven by those against whom I committed them... My accusers will stand with me there... In this I will be judged as I have judged...

    But retaining my right to do so is a weird thing - In that, even righteously applied, my retention of those things causes me to generate bitterness and hate. So at least in me, the Spirit instructs me to forgive all, because in that, my spirit is cleaned of that bitterness and hate - I am made clean in that forgiveness, maybe even more than the one who sinned... Sometimes that is awfully hard to do, but in every case so far, my life is made much better, and my load much lighter, just in putting that down. I not only hope to be no man's debtor on that day, but no man's accuser as well.

    Joh 8:10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
    Joh 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
    Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

    That is the lesson in 'the first stone'... the one who was harmed had to cast it - No other stone could be cast until that first one - Death or mercy in the hand of the one who could legitimately accuse... I am finding that it is always best to put the stone down... There is wisdom in that somewhere, and I am pretty close to finding it. : )

  • New water heater rules coming; expect more expensive units, tighter fits

    02/22/2015 10:22:00 AM PST · 68 of 141
    roamer_1 to vette6387
    Only heat water when you need it, and nothing in your home to start leaking while you are away. The Japanese have lead the world in this technology.

    Yeah, that's all fine till you are on an artesian hard water well. The capillary system would clog up so fast, I doubt it would last a year (at twice the money).

  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/21/15)[Prayer]

    02/21/2015 7:46:46 AM PST · 5 of 25
    roamer_1 to left that other site

    Prayers for the Peace of Jerusalem!

    Shabbat Shalom

  • Divinum Officium: Whoever does not embrace the Catholic Christian religion will be damned

    02/20/2015 1:03:56 PM PST · 162 of 244
    roamer_1 to omegatoo; metmom
    Jesus Himself told the apostles that they should forgive or retain sins. I don’t know why He said that, I just know that He did.

    You know, that's the funny thing - the things I have confessed to the Father are turned around in my life - Somehow, some way, He always puts me in the way of folks that need my testimony. It is THERE that I confess to my brother - where I have already walked the road that he is on - where my confession is a tailor-made answer for him... and in that, when I get that nudge from the Spirit to fess up, I do so almost tearfully... I am always so amazed that YHWH is SO great as to turn my sins into victories. Were it not for my walk down the wrong path, I would not be a useful tool in saving my brother.

    And likewise for me - He makes sure I stumble across someone who has already been down the path that I am struggling with. Their confession to me brings clarity, and that usually just in the nick of time. That, I think, is where confession is in it's power. Power far beyond any formal system.

  • Want To Consume Cow Feces? Have Some Raw Milk

    02/20/2015 7:33:49 AM PST · 45 of 117
    roamer_1 to Pontiac
    Having lived in both worlds I would say it is the hard work.

    In part that is true - Throwing hay bales will do far more for you than what you get at the gym... but I was pointing to the food - farm kids eat real food, straight from the ground. WAY more nutrition. That's why they have the energy to do all that work.

    For the first time in some years, I will finally have a garden in this year, and I really can't wait. The food is SO much better than what I have to buy in the store. Already using farm bought eggs (and raw milk) - I hate them pale-yolked things that pass for eggs in the store - Once the garden is there, I will be raising my own chickens too (need the garden waste to feed the chickens).

    I too lived in both worlds. The city made me sick. Literally stressed out, fat and ill. I am going back to what works, and the closer I get, the better I feel.

  • Want To Consume Cow Feces? Have Some Raw Milk

    02/20/2015 7:19:45 AM PST · 40 of 117
    roamer_1 to jsanders2001; C19fan
    New age hippies want everyone to be mire “natural” and eat caveman style and “organic”. Let me point out something to you nitwits. Men didn’t live nearly as long and died of horrible diseases from infected meats and poor nutrition.

    Sorry, but that ain't right. The real world begins about twenty miles outside the suburbia you must live in. You should go there some time. Most folks there still eat out of gardens, pick fruit off of trees, and eat local raised beef. They also hunt and fish, and eat what they catch. Them hippies are just doing what the country folks have done all the way along. And I'll take that country life over anything you've got. It's the right way to live. Clean and good, and close to the earth.

    If you “really” want to be all “natural” hand over all your electronic gadgets or STFU...: )

    I'd miss my pooters if SHTF, but I surely don't need them.