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  • Ryan tours Mexican border on horseback

    02/22/2017 7:27:46 PM PST · 45 of 58
    Zuriel to Farmer Dean

    **”Your horse is destined to kill somebody”**

    If that trainer is very experienced, then her advice is not to be taken lightly.
    Too many times riders get injured or even killed by a “bad horse”.

    Raised around horses near Corry, PA, my dad’s got his first horse when he was just a small boy. He came to IL after hs, worked on farm that still used draft horses for livestock chores, and qrtr horses for working cattle. Through the years he broke horses himself. His weakness was never giving up on a horse he was training because he liked them too much. He received broken ribs a few times by not admitting the horse was just bad.

    You can have one that seems good, but just has a “burr” that just won’t go away.

    Me....I’ve been thrown enough, that at 62, I’m through with riding any horse I don’t trust. (Started riding bulls at age 18, quit the same day. Too painful. Dad said, “that’s not got anything to do with ranching. That’s just gladiator stuff”.

  • Bishop Schneider: Martin Luther is Not a Witness to the Gospel (on Vatican Document)

    02/20/2017 12:05:43 PM PST · 127 of 142
    Zuriel to Elsie

    The dude on the far he a rebel, maybe BLM, or just looking at his phone?

  • Bishop Schneider: Martin Luther is Not a Witness to the Gospel (on Vatican Document)

    02/20/2017 8:56:34 AM PST · 124 of 142
    Zuriel to Elsie

    **This sounds mighty MORMON!!**

    Just working from the other fellow’s guidelines on heaven.

    Paul tells of the third heaven in a vision, calling it paradise.
    Sounds like a nice place.

  • Bishop Schneider: Martin Luther is Not a Witness to the Gospel (on Vatican Document)

    02/19/2017 7:40:04 PM PST · 101 of 142
    Zuriel to ScottfromNJ

    “...the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by whirlwind,....” 2 Kings 2:1

    Well, even if you place Elijah in the lowest form of heaven, he’s defying gravity.

    But take look two verses earlier, at 2Kings 1:17....
    “So he died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; because he had no son.”

    The writing that you speak of was not very many years after Elijah departure. The Jehoram that received the letter was a king of Judah, and just a few years earlier, became king while his father, king Jehoshaphat was still king of the same tribe (so say some researchers that compared all the chronological data of the OT kings). So, Elijah already knew how evil Jehoram of Judah was, even before his being taken up from this earth.

    That said, keep in mind that Elijah was a prophet, and was given words of prophecy, such as his instructions from God to anoint Hazael to be king of Syria, and Jehu to be king of Israel, and Elisha “to be prophet in thy room”. (1Kings 19:15,16).

    Well, Elijah personally anointed Elisha, but Elijah didn’t personally anoint Hazael or Jehu; Elisha did, after his mentor’s departure (in Elijah’s stead, or “room”).

    Same with any writing of prophecy from Elijah. Elisha was his right hand man, possibly his record keeper. He held that assistant status for several years, it would seem. It may have been the last prophecy given by God to Elijah.

    So, I tend to think that when Elijah went up out sight, he was loooonnngg gone.

  • Bishop Schneider: Martin Luther is Not a Witness to the Gospel (on Vatican Document)

    02/19/2017 8:47:15 AM PST · 92 of 142
    Zuriel to BlueDragon

    **You [figuratively] ran your own argument up on a curb.**

    That’s probably fairly easy to do when one has too many steering wheels (pope, sleeping saints, and occasionally God)(the last of which would never guide one over the curb).

  • Bishop Schneider: Martin Luther is Not a Witness to the Gospel (on Vatican Document)

    02/19/2017 8:38:08 AM PST · 91 of 142
    Zuriel to G Larry

    **Were Moses and Elijah “dead” when they appeared with Christ in front of Peter?**

    Sorry for the delay, but there are periods of time that I have to cease electronic communication in order get sleep, family time, or other important things done.

    Moses physically died. There is scripture for that. Elijah ascended to heaven without any indication of a physical death. Samuel died a physical death, yet was later “disquieted” by Saul, by way of a demon possessed woman. God apparently allowed this, since the words of Samuel, in this awakening of sorts, proved to be 100% accurate.

    So, the only instance in scripture, where earthly communication with someone that has physically departed (other than Christ), is a bad example, then why would anyone seek to awake them for mediation purposes? Why insist on a prayer directed to heaven be intentionally diverted (as if you or I had the power to divert it) to a soul that has to be awakened by God to hear you?

    You need proof that the soul of Mary not only doesn’t sleep, but is omnipresent.

  • Bishop Schneider: Martin Luther is Not a Witness to the Gospel (on Vatican Document)

    02/18/2017 6:52:43 PM PST · 56 of 142
    Zuriel to G Larry

    **Were Moses and Elijah “dead” when they appeared with Christ in front of Peter?**

    And what did Peter do?.....he got the idea to worship, venerate (or whatever you choose to call it) all three equally, in suggesting that he, James, and John, build tabernacles for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. But in short order, Moses and Elijah disappeared, leaving only the Son for them to focus on.

  • Bishop Schneider: Martin Luther is Not a Witness to the Gospel (on Vatican Document)

    02/18/2017 6:35:06 PM PST · 54 of 142
    Zuriel to G Larry

    **Before Jesus performed the miracle Mary instructed the servants to “do whatever He tells you.”**

    And before he performs the miracle, he practically rebukes her, saying, “Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come.”

    Do you pray to the Syrophenician woman? A woman that not only wasn’t mother to the Son of God, but was likened to a dog by him, yet by her request found deliverance for her daughter, so great was her faith.

    **It is significant that these are her last words in Scripture.**

    So your organization takes that to be the bedrock for praying to an omnipresent Mary?

    It would be great if your same organization would be scripturally focused when defining Jesus Christ as he defined himself: the Son of God. Neither he, nor his apostles ever used the phrase “God the Son”.

    If you think those phrases mean the same thing, then G Larry of Free Republic, means the same thing as Free Republic the G Larry, right?

  • Bishop Schneider: Martin Luther is Not a Witness to the Gospel (on Vatican Document)

    02/18/2017 11:29:07 AM PST · 34 of 142
    Zuriel to JPII Be Not Afraid

    **Wedding if Cana**

    So you think that the Son of God had no clue what awaited him in Cana, or how he would handle it? He knew Lazarus was dead before anyone else, and probably knew exactly how he would handle that.

    Do you pray to Martha? She understood that Jesus Christ is THE mediator between God and man:

    “Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.” John 11:21,22

    **I wouldn’t be hating on His mother.**

    “hating”.....leftist extremist style response, IMO.

  • Former GOP House leader, Illinois Rep. Bob Michel has died at 93

    02/17/2017 6:59:08 AM PST · 9 of 69
    Zuriel to Luke21

    His district bordered the one I lived in for 62 years, until recently moving to TN. We had Tom Railsback, who was much like Michel, but the libs and unions got Lane Evans in back in 82, iirc, a young lawyer that turned out to be as extreme left as any congressman ever, IMO. He never married, and was rarely seen with woman other than his mom.

  • The Shack — The Missing Art of Evangelical Discernment

    02/14/2017 8:11:34 PM PST · 42 of 52
    Zuriel to spacejunkie2001

    While I will hardly waste a minute on reading novels, God did use parables, which could have been about real people (such as the ‘Good Samaritan’).

    It has been decades since I read Pilgrims Progress. But while reading it I became convinced that the writer of ‘the wizard of oz’ (only saw the movie with the family when just a kid) had used PP as a guide to make a similar book. The really big difference being that TWOO boils down to humanism. Dorothy was told that she had the ability deep down inside (without any mention of God). Same for the three sidekicks.

    Also, as is the devil’s common behavior, TWOO shows almost a mockery of faith, hope, and charity, in the three bumbling fellows that abides with Dorothy.

    Faith takes a brain
    Hope takes courage
    Charity takes a heart

  • How Is Adam’s Sin Different from Eve’s?

    02/14/2017 7:19:42 PM PST · 60 of 61
    Zuriel to Jim 0216

    **Choosing to participate in his wife’s sin over God was Adam loving & choosing himself and his flesh over God’s love.**

    Indeed Adam did choose his flesh over God; and his flesh included his wife:

    “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh......and they shall be one flesh.” Gen. 2:23,24

    That, of course, doesn’t make their two souls one soul. But I think Adam was very much bonded to her, even to the extent that he would follow her choice instead of God.

    Put yourself in Adam’s situation: she is part of him. Did he think to himself, “I’m going to lose her, because she is going to die for what she has done.”

    Maybe he thought, “well she ate it and is still alive”. And then he made his ungodly choice.

  • How Is Adam’s Sin Different from Eve’s?

    02/14/2017 10:11:32 AM PST · 40 of 61
    Zuriel to Jim 0216

    Adam loved Eve, and I’m convinced would do anything for her, even to accept joining her in the curse of sin.

    The “second Adam” loved humanity so much that he would do anything necessary to remove the curse of sin.

  • Fremont Red Light Cameras Seem To Have Mind Of Their Own (Or Are They Rigged?)

    02/08/2017 1:28:07 PM PST · 18 of 31
    Zuriel to brucedickinson

    It will be 39 years ago next month, while cruising the streets of Moline, IL, one night night with my future wife, that I rolled through a red on one of their busier streets. I immediately said to her, “wow that was a quick yellow!” , and at the same time made a quick scan of the intersection, hoping I would at least clear it before it turned green for the cross traffic (which is usually about a second after the red). Then I saw it. Sitting in a closed gas station was a squad car....

    I was not happy. So, armed with a stopwatch and clipboard, I did some research, and found that the yellows on that street, where the posted speed limit was 35, were almost a full second shorter than other cities in the area with the same speed limit.

    I fought it at court but the judge said he wasn’t responsible for the city engineering dept, and made me pay the fine, but didn’t have it put on my record, because I had a clean one at the time. I paid up, and moved on.

  • In Homily, Pope Again Warns Against ‘Rigid’ Focus on Commandments

    02/08/2017 9:47:34 AM PST · 55 of 60
    Zuriel to Arthur McGowan; impactplayer

    **Funny how Jesus never says anything like that.**

    While your reply to impact player is partially correct; and mostly because he is forgetting a LOT of admonition to the church members about sinful behavior, found abundantly in the epistles, Jesus also (and his original apostles) never, ever, said the phrase: “God the Son”. Do you?

    Do you believe that the Son of God is God, separately and distinctly from God the Father? If so, please go to John 1:1-18 and tell me in which verses the omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent God the Father is NOT present.

    I know I’m veering from the main topic, but you chose to call out someone that is not using the whole of the testimony of Jesus Christ.

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/05/2017 9:57:11 PM PST · 79 of 79
    Zuriel to Steelfish

    Two wrongs don’t make a right. As a former Calvinist myself, I can see how shallow his roots were to begin with. Tumbling into more man made tradition is a common occurrence. Perhaps I shall contact him soon. Thanks.

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/05/2017 8:21:46 PM PST · 77 of 79
    Zuriel to Steelfish

    We will have agree to disagree, for God’s Spirit moved men to prophesy, and write the words that were inspired. He would see to it that the words would be preserved. Even as Elijah thought that he was the only prophet left in Israel, God told him otherwise.

    Even as king Josiah thought he was doing as God intended, he was without the complete instructions of the Law. It had been there in the temple all along, but hidden from view by carelessness of some sort. I would say that the Levites in charge of the temple were not faithfully following the Lord.

    Church leadership is no different. They can say that they are representing God and his Word, yet be as wrong as Elijah, or the priestly order during Josiah’s reign.

    Jesus Christ’s words in Matthew chapter 23, has a strange foreshadowing of what, IMO, is the RCC. The parallels are almost jaw dropping.

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/05/2017 2:45:36 PM PST · 75 of 79
    Zuriel to Steelfish

    Since you seem to know who is sanctified, then maybe you can tell me what percentage a ‘few’ is, as in the Lord’s declaration: “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that make it.” Matthew 7:14

    Lists of people, most whom you have probably never met, do not make you a judge of men’s souls.

    I gave you simples facts and questions concerning scriptural conversion. You chose to stand with the long held RCC traditional talking points, some of which contradict the words of the very scriptures you claim your church preserved.

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/05/2017 8:21:56 AM PST · 73 of 79
    Zuriel to Steelfish

    If you regard Peter as the first ‘pope’, why do you speak little or nothing of his actions and words, concerning obedience to God?

    False teachings in the post Pentecost (Acts 2) era had already begun in his days, as well as during the ministries of Paul, John, Jude, and even James, who closes his epistle out with the instruction about “if any of you err from the truth”.

    Paul and Barnabas encountered, on their FIRST missionary journey, one that would “not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord”.

    On his last missionary tour, Paul warned that some of the followers in his midst would lead souls into perverse teachings.

    Peter pounded home the Acts 2:38 conversion, even aluding to it many years later in his writings (1Peter 3:20,21). Where is his ‘Lords supper communion, or hell’, that you seem to adhere to?

    None of the aforementioned, and neither the Son of God himself, ever used the phrase “God the Son”, in defining Jesus Christ. Do you?

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/04/2017 10:00:47 PM PST · 70 of 79
    Zuriel to Steelfish

    In John 6:63, the Lord points out that this is a spiritual partaking, “for the flesh profiteth nothing”.

    What is dwelling in every cell of the Son’s flesh and blood? The Father. Christ made that as plain as possible, especially in John chapter 14. He further explains that that is how they will overcome the world; by the power of God’s own Spirit.

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/04/2017 9:44:34 PM PST · 68 of 79
    Zuriel to Steelfish

    Also remember that Paul begins the epistle by addressing them as “the church of God, which at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints....(1Cor. 1:2)

    Those intros are commonly ignored by many that claim Christian conversion is taught exclusively in the epistles, completely sidestepping the commands of Peter that were initially taught in Acts 2:38.

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/04/2017 9:17:33 PM PST · 65 of 79
    Zuriel to Steelfish

    The references I pointed to, in Mark and Luke, are not be ignored so that other teachings can take preeminence. There is harmony in the scriptural teachings. That is why Paul’s teachings to the Corinthians is further proof of the ‘Lord’s supper’ being done “in remembrance of” Christ. These people have already been baptized into Christ. The Lord’s supper is a solemn event done in remembrance of him. The chapter starts with his rebuke of the members chowing down at the church house, and shortly thereafter partaking of the Lord’s supper in a nonchalant manner. Paul ends the rebuke by referring again to eating of meals to satisfy hunger, and that it should be done in their own homes, completely apart from church service.

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/04/2017 7:33:24 PM PST · 63 of 79
    Zuriel to Steelfish

    Well sir, whoever compiled the books saw fit to include the passage from Mark, and this one as well, from Luke 22:31,32...

    “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.”

    The Lord just made it clear right there, that even after the disciples ate the bread, and drank of the cup (verses 19 and 20), they were not yet converted. The conversions would happen after the Lord ascended, for the Holy Ghost would not come until the Lord physically departed. (John 16:7)

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/04/2017 2:14:17 PM PST · 61 of 79
    Zuriel to Steelfish

    Oh but FRiend, I am attending to the words of Christ. For he referred to the wine as blood in Mark 14:24,and in the next verse says:

    “Verily I say unto you, I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” Mark 14:25

    And the emphasis on repentance, and baptism in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins, and the gift of the Holy Ghost, found several times in the book of Acts, as well as referred to in many places in the epistles, shows how one is one with Christ.

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/04/2017 9:14:31 AM PST · 59 of 79
    Zuriel to Steelfish

    **But Islam has nothing in the form of Marian devotions**

    Well, at least they have one thing right.

    As far as the Mass ritual; I’ve yet to have any RC explain why the wafer needs to be consumed over and over, when it taken (by their own admission) for eternal life.

    This I do know: that man has muddied the scriptural teachings in such a way that rituals and repetitive chants replace the simple Holy Ghost conviction to seek God directly in earnest heartfelt desire (think Hannah, for example, or later her son Samuel. They prayed direct. With words directly from their hearts).

    Have you ever received one of those Christmas letters from a relative that was well written and seemed to be just for you.....until you realize by the wording that the writer is addressing multiple individuals, and that the message is a copy?

  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/04/2017 8:40:56 AM PST · 57 of 79
    Zuriel to Maudeen

    **There is but ONE God. . .He evidently didn’t believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.**

    So you’re saying that one must believe in three Gods? But then the Creeds teach that “each is God”, and that they are not three Gods, but one God. There are other unscriptural statements in the Creeds that attempt to define God, but one only needs to know this simple truth: the phrases “God the Son”, and “God the Holy Spirit”, are not found in the scriptures because they do not properly define God.

    The Son is OF God. The Holy Spirit is OF God. God the Father is the original source of all things divine.

    You are Maudeen of Free Republic, not Free Republic the Maudeen. Free Republic gives you an existence here on this forum. Free Republic was not born of you; your existence here was born of it.

    The priest in this article had a faith built on sand. IMO, his tears were a proof that he was lost, and needed spiritual direction. Unfortunately he failed to see that the Word of God has all the answers, probably because he let his emotions guide him instead of the Truth.

    A broken and contrite spirit is good, as long as it is accompanied by obedience to the Word.

  • How the Mormons plan a city for 500,000 in Florida

    02/01/2017 8:12:12 AM PST · 116 of 118
    Zuriel to TimeofReason

    You followers of Joseph Smith don’t appear to realize that the Father has a name....

    “Who hath ascended up to the heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?” Proverbs 30:4

    Jesus Christ declared:
    “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” John 5:43

    Jesus Christ made these two statements during his prayer to the Father in John 17....

    “I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world..............And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it...”. Vrss 6 and 26

    Paul declared:
    “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” Philippians 2:9,10

    (If the Father literally has a knee, and does not have the name of Jesus, the he too will bow)

    Hebrews 1:4 states:
    “Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.”

    So you see, the Son’s name was initially the Father’s.

    And since God is NOT an image, but a Spirit (Jn 4:24), and invisible (Jn 1:18; Col 1:15; 1Jn 4:12), the chance that Joseph Smith saw two men, one being the Father, and one being the Son, zero.

  • Polish Parliament Recognizes Coronation of Mary as Nation's Queen

    01/22/2017 11:49:13 AM PST · 25 of 74
    Zuriel to ealgeone; vladimir998

    Eagle, I’m assuming you went to the link vlad gave. Wow! The Marian Reaearch outfit doesn’t mess around when pulling things out of context. They appear to forego the ten pound test line, and get out the tow truck with the 30 ton winch.

    First, the opinion mentions Eve as the mother of all living, overlooking that Adam was the first.

    Then the tow truck comes out, pulling the passage in Ezekiel out of context, which when read in it’s entirety, is clearly about Lucifer.

    Then Rebekah’s virginity is emphasized. Duh!!! She wouldn’t have been my wife if she wasn’t.

    Then the ending prayer has Mary as the mentioned example of humility, instead of the perfect example of Christ.

    The youtub video of the procession of men bearing a statue during a church service, and dropping it, shattering it in pieces, is just so symbolic to me of the misapplied emphasis on Mary’s role.

    To any offended RCs: if my comments are found offensive, they aren’t intended to be personal attacks, but criticism of obvious misinterpretations of scripture. Peace.

  • RIP, Deacon Alex C. Jones—UPDATED (video)

    01/19/2017 9:59:08 AM PST · 11 of 12
    Zuriel to vladimir998

    Well, he’s dead, so I can’t ask him how many masses it takes to get eternal life. One, two, fifty, ??

    The Lord died once, so once should be enough, if the mass is indeed taken for eternal life.

  • Who Is Jesus Christ? A Homily for the 2nd Sunday of the Year

    01/15/2017 1:49:22 PM PST · 10 of 10
    Zuriel to Salvation

    **Even more, not only does Jesus baptism take away sins; it confers the Holy Spirit.**

    Indeed, baptism in the name of Jesus is for the remission sins. But the Spirit baptism is given at the Father’s command. The Samaritans in Acts 8 were baptized in the name of Jesus, but were not given the Spirit until Peter and John were come down from Jerusalem. In Acts 10, the household of Cornelius received the Holy Ghost first, and were baptized in water shortly afterwards.

    For as Jesus told Nicodemas, “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

  • Who Is Jesus Christ? A Homily for the 2nd Sunday of the Year

    01/15/2017 12:48:47 PM PST · 8 of 10
    Zuriel to Salvation

    **He is eternally begotten by the Father**

    Eternally begotten.....
    That is certainly a man made description.

  • Vain Sayings?

    01/14/2017 8:59:29 PM PST · 14 of 14
    Zuriel to Salvation

    The apostles knew the name (in the singular, not ‘names’). Jesus had told them to do everything in his name. That’s the same name that he said was his Father’s, and not his own. As he told the Jews (John 5:43): “...if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.”

    In his prayer to the Father before going to the garden (John 17), he said in vs 6: “I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gave at me out of the world...”. And in vs 26: “And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it...”.

    And in Hebrews 1:4, the writer says: “ he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.”

    The command given in Matthew 28:19 is obeyed by using the name of Jesus, as shown by the examples given in Acts 2:38; 8:16; 19:5.

    Also Acts 10:48 and 22:16. I know they don’t say the name in those two; just “in the name of the Lord”. But, as Peter said in Acts 2:36: “..God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

    I know that Trump is called by some “the Donald”, but proper names don’t use ‘the’ in front of the name; although titles do. Such as ‘the King’, or ‘the President’.

    The name above all others is Jesus (Acts 4:12).

    Ever notice that when people curse, and use a name from the Bible, it’s not the trinitarian formula?

    The devil hates the name of Jesus.

  • Revelation 12 Sign Compendium

    01/11/2017 7:16:35 PM PST · 17 of 26
    Zuriel to sportutegrl

    The two smaller white dots below the red dot are very round and remind me of headlights.

  • Revelation 12 Sign Compendium

    01/11/2017 7:07:11 PM PST · 16 of 26
    Zuriel to Telepathic Intruder

    **Bogus. Astrology is not supported in the Bible.**

    “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.” Jeremiah 10:2-5

    Yessiree folks, the Lord ties people looking at the stars, and seeing them stop moving north in the sky, with the winter solstice, and the people’s vain actions that follow.

    Worshipping the stars is certainly wrong, but naming them is no more sinful than naming a mountain or a river. If man named Pleiades, Orion, Mazzaroth, or Arcturus “and his sons”, God didn’t shy away from mentioning them to Job. (Job 38:31,32)

    Personally, I fail to see how some of these collections of stars even remotely resemble the outline of the objects assigned to them. But, I’m told they had drugs way back then too.

  • Bruce Springsteen: Trump Encouraged ‘Un-American’ Behavior

    01/02/2017 8:05:16 PM PST · 75 of 142
    Zuriel to NobleFree

    Oh yeah, like the one that encouraged a man to leave his wife and kids because he has a ‘hungry heart’? Yeah that was a real manly song. /sarc

    7years ago I heard a truck driver in the OKC flying j say that the song helped push his irrational thought process over the top. He left his wife and kids, and by the time he realized what a fool he had been, she was remarried.

    Isn’t the song ‘born on the 4th of July’ an anti war song? One thing for certain, Bill Ayers, those liked minded, helped the kmer Rouge rise to its extremely murderous hight. Didn’t brave Bruce admit to dodging the draft by faking brain injury from a motorcycle accident?

    Walking in Memphis? More like writing a song to make a buck off of Elvis fans, imo.

    Rant off.

  • Why Was Jesus Born When and Where He Was?

    12/23/2016 12:46:42 PM PST · 37 of 50
    Zuriel to rwa265

    That’s good. For it cannot do good; neither can it do evil.

    It’s just vanity. And makes people feel good for spell. Then it has to be stored (fake ones), or disposed of.

    Tragically they sometimes become fire hazards.

  • Why Was Jesus Born When and Where He Was?

    12/23/2016 12:21:07 PM PST · 36 of 50
    Zuriel to Salvation

    If all caps mean yelling, then you yelled SAINT in post #16.

    Do I detect a double standard in post #23? Or maybe some spin, trying to make someone else look bad, or that they are (in your opinion) a ‘hater’?

  • Illinois losing 1 resident every 4.6 minutes

    12/21/2016 11:37:56 AM PST · 76 of 82
    Zuriel to Zuriel

    Correction: don’t pay as good....

  • Illinois losing 1 resident every 4.6 minutes

    12/21/2016 10:01:42 AM PST · 75 of 82
    Zuriel to EC Washington

    Warehouses do pay as good as manufacturing. It’s not enough to save the inner city. It continues to crumble. Go across the state on 80 and see all of the growth in the Quad Cities is on the Iowa side of ol Muddy.

  • Illinois losing 1 resident every 4.6 minutes

    12/21/2016 8:42:45 AM PST · 67 of 82
    Zuriel to KeyLargo

    Closing on a house in TN next week. I pains me to see what has happened to IL. Lived here all of my 62 yrs. have watched the farmers gradually lean rat because of the subsidies. The ethanol scam is bondage to guvmint.

    I have lived just south of Rock Island county all these yrs. they have raised taxes a lot and are still after more, threatening loss of services.

    Too bad that there isn’t a law forcing anyone on a state pension to keep living in IL, or be forced to give it up.

  • Why Did the Second Person of the Trinity Become Incarnate Rather Than the Father or the Holy Spirit?

    12/20/2016 12:04:40 PM PST · 41 of 67
    Zuriel to P-Marlowe; Salvation

    You initially replied to ‘Salvation’, whose posting made no mention of the Nicene creed. As to the posters you contend don’t approve of said creed, I would suggest that you take them to task.

    My disagreement with the trinitarian Nicene creed is principly it’s statements that don’t do a very good job of defining God, as I make mention in post #31.

  • Why Did the Second Person of the Trinity Become Incarnate Rather Than the Father or the Holy Spirit?

    12/20/2016 11:30:25 AM PST · 31 of 67
    Zuriel to Salvation

    Thank you for posting that thought provoking question.

    I have often thought it odd how the ‘deep thinkers’ of trinitarianism credit God the Father for getting the ball rolling, so to speak, and then goes practically unheard of until the Son of God is brought forth. At which time the Father is credited with powering the Son during his first earthly visitation. Then the Son ascends, takes the scepter, and the Father once again slips off to obscurity.

    The Son is the image of the invisible God. Think on that....

    God is invisible. Always has been, and always will be.
    God is a Spirit. Always has been, and always will be.

    The Son is God the Father’s perfect physical expression of himself to a physical world.

    Peter’s testimony to the Jews in Acts 2, and to Cornelius in Acts 10, are as good of a witness as you’ll find. I think they’re awesome!

  • Why Did the Second Person of the Trinity Become Incarnate Rather Than the Father or the Holy Spirit?

    12/20/2016 11:05:00 AM PST · 27 of 67
    Zuriel to P-Marlowe

    That reply would make a religious Saul Alinsky proud, imo.

    In you have nothing constructive to offer to the debate, then why reply at all?

  • Pope Francis Is Going to Be 80 -- The Possibility of a Resignation

    12/20/2016 7:22:04 AM PST · 32 of 33
    Zuriel to Elsie

    Oh, it does work. The proof that it does is the fact that the followers are so easily offended by facts. And since they’ve been given sanctuary from facts, by citing oppression by hatred (we know is untrue), they’ve become modern day Tertullus.

  • U.S. Electoral College [live thread: official results on]

    12/19/2016 12:32:13 PM PST · 529 of 1,094
    Zuriel to Western Phil

    When just a teen, I would get fed up with my younger brother daydreaming while he was driving the baler, not looking back to see if anything was wrong, such as a knotter not tying knots, or bales falling off the rack on a bumpy field. Throwing the hook way over his head, and him seeing it tumble along the ground in front of the tractor, always got his attention.

  • U.S. Electoral College [live thread: official results on]

    12/19/2016 9:34:53 AM PST · 152 of 1,094
    Zuriel to tumblindice

    I was pretty good with a hay hook, using either hand. Rarely did we bale onto the ground, mostly onto hay racks. Of course the barn was never more than a couple of miles away. Here in NW il we just baled up garter and bull snakes. Harmless. I would have hated to have watch out for poisonous ones (shudder).

  • 2016 12 18 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Days of They Don't Noah Lot" (video)

    12/18/2016 7:00:00 PM PST · 7 of 9
    Zuriel to Nifster

    Yes, we have the Bible today. And because we do you would think there would be less depravity. But because the Word is available so readily, and witnesses are hardly rare, the judgement is even greater: for now the world has both ‘seen’ and hated the Lord God Amighty.

  • Pope Francis Is Going to Be 80 -- The Possibility of a Resignation

    12/18/2016 7:05:36 AM PST · 16 of 33
    Zuriel to Gadsden1st

    Ha! Wasn’t it Burt Reynolds that wanted to drop ten years off his age back in the 70s because he felt younger than he thought he should at his actual age? I think he was wanting to have birth certificate changed, iirc.

  • Pope Francis Is Going to Be 80 -- The Possibility of a Resignation

    12/18/2016 6:57:07 AM PST · 15 of 33
    Zuriel to ealgeone

    Careful FRiend, the thin skinned (unlike Jesus Christ, who displayed utmost calm when in debate), will plead to (site) government to have you silenced.

    It reminds me of the Jews going down to Caesarea to ask the governor to silence Paul.


    12/17/2016 8:21:46 AM PST · 11 of 21
    Zuriel to grumpa

    So the loss of 2/3 of the world’s population happened around 70 AD? And there was satellite tv in 70 AD, for people around the world to see the two prophets lie dead in Jerusalem, rise, and ascend to heaven?