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O'Darby
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Romans 3:23 is one of the key verses in all the New Testament. It was one of the first I memorized as a Christian newbie. Only recently, however, did I give it much thought. The literal translation is, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (NASB). There are apparently nuances...
O'Darby
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I spent several years on a forum dominated by atheists. It was open to all religions as well as atheism, but the forum culture was very atheist-friendly. Atheists' posts were moderated much more leniently than those of Christians. Few believers waded into the section specifically for atheists...
O'Darby
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This is a touchy subject, so let me be clear about a few things right up front: First, I don’t ridicule Young Earth Creationists. As I described in my blog entry on epistemology, I acknowledge the possibility that Hinduism or even atheism might be true. I hold Christian convictions, not...
O'Darby
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I started a thread in the forums that was quickly locked because I had unwittingly strayed into forbidden territory (the T Doctrine :)). The thread made a point that has become central to my Christianity, however, so I am reviving it here in a new, improved and entirely non-T form. I've always...
O'Darby
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Epistemology always rears its head on religious forums on which I've participated over the years. Epistemology is the branch of philosophy dealing with knowledge - what knowledge is and what it means to claim we "know" something. Many times over the years I've been told that I say things that...
O'Darby
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I thought I'd begin with a short testimony since, well, that seems like a good place to start. I was raised by two incorrigibly alcoholic parents, both of whom had died by the time I was 21. I was effectively raised as an only child since my brother and sister were much older and escaped the...
Angelina
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Daily Word
Genesis 2 4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. 5 Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the...
Angelina
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My prayer warrior friend and I were invited by our friend from Church (Will), to join others in a little village in the middle of a forest. The purpose was to pray for the people there, as his friend (Luke) who lived in this village, was hoping for a break through in the atmosphere over the...
Angelina
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Many years before this testimony when both my parents were still alive, I had a dream that I went into heaven. While in heaven I met both my parents. They were so happy to see me and there was an atmosphere of peace surrounding this place. We were in a massive white, marble like hall which...
Angelina
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If you had a choice of two Surgeon's ...one fresh out of med school or an experienced surgeon in a specific field of medicine which you or your loved ones require, which surgeon would you choose? Experience isn't everything but it sure does make a difference when it comes to our peace of mind...
Ellanjay
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$1.06B in U.S. Arms Sales Greenlit for Taiwan in 2023 | China In Focus #Washington is okaying a new $440 million arms sale to #Taiwan—part of an even greater effort to boost its defenses, with over a billion dollars in deals greenlit this year. What's driving the urgency? And are the actions...
Ellanjay
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Chinese Spy Balloon Used US Tech to Spy on America: Report | China In Focus 00:00 Intro 00:33 Chinese Spy Balloon Used U.S. Tech to Spy on America: Report 02:37 Missouri AG to Investigate CCP 'Service Centers' 04:20 'Unconstitutional:' DOJ on Florida Law That Restricts Chinese Land...
Angelina
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Prayer Cover: One time when both my parents were alive, I went to see them as they were living in units (apartments) reserved for veterans. As I was walking down toward their apartment, I happened to note that the Spirit of Death was hanging around and looking into their windows. I just saw...
Ellanjay
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Wuhan Researcher Claims COVID-19 Was a CCP Bioweapon; Election 'Smurfs' Traced to China A researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology is claiming that COVID-19 was developed as a bioweapon for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). James O’Keefe at O'Keefe Media Group is alleging that...
Ellanjay
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Baidu Claims Its Bot Beats ChatGPT in Key Metrics | China In Focus #China is ramping up its tech war with the United States. A Chinese company claims its product can outsmart #ChatGPT. Where do the two superpowers stand in the battle for tech dominance? And how did American companies actually...
Ellanjay
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How much American soil does China control? | China In Focus Just how much #Americansoil does #China control? And are the plots of land too close to U.S. military bases for comfort? The answer is: we don't know, with our most recent data based on a two-year lag. How serious is this loophole to...
Ellanjay
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China Maintains Support for Russia Despite Mutiny | China In Focus #China is showing support for #Russia, as it grapples with mutiny. The Wagner mercenary group revolted against Moscow’s military leadership over the weekend, but immediately pulled back its forces. Western countries are now...
Angelina
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Dreams and Visions
When I first became a member of the church, it was like living in another culture, another world. There was so much to learn and understand about the things of God. Jesus revealed himself to me many times in my childhood but I hardly knew anything about him accept that he was good and kind and...
Ellanjay
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31 Dead After Barbecue Restaurant Blast in China | China In Focus An #explosion ripped through city streets in northwest #China; 31 are dead with seven injured. Local authorities cite a gas leak for the tragedy. But the incident is one of several gas and chemical blasts in recent years, with...