Tuesday October 1st – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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95 Responses to Tuesday October 1st – Open Thread

  1. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Will We Also Go Away?

    In 2010, after attending a Bible conference in West Virginia, our family went to visit New York City. Pastor Dennis Kiszonas graciously offered to be our guide for a tour of the city. Since we were staying in New Jersey with a dear friend, I asked Pastor Kiszonas if we could stop by Star of Hope Mission in nearby Paterson before going into the city. Pastor Cornelius R. Stam spent much of his childhood working at this mission with his father, Peter, who founded it in 1913. In that day, missionaries and well-known preachers came to Star of Hope and faithfully preached the Word with clarity and authority. Many were saved through this ministry’s zeal for the Word of God and the unadulterated gospel of grace.

    Arriving at the mission and going through the front door, I noticed a picture of Peter Stam prominently displayed in the foyer. However, right away I could see that the mission was no longer about proclaiming the Word of God. It had become a mission which was meeting only the community’s need for food and clothing. While this is admirable, how much more important are the spiritual needs of the soul? Star of Hope had been founded to preach the Word with a burden for the salvation of souls, but they’ve turned away from this original purpose to focus on meeting physical needs. In old pictures we have here at BBS, around the auditorium of Star of Hope were Bible verses painted at the top of the walls, verses such as Hebrews 2:3: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation.” As we toured the building, we saw boxes of food and clothing stacked high, blocking those verses and making them barely visible.

    It reminded me how, over time, a ministry can lose sight of its primary purpose and how easy it is for other things and programs to take the place of what is most important: the eternal destiny of souls and the Word of God. What about the ministry you’re involved with? Is the gospel of the grace of God and preaching the Word, rightly divided, the main purpose? When many of the Lord’s followers left Him during His earthly ministry, He asked the twelve, “Will ye also go away?” (John 6:67). Will we also go away from the Lord in His heavenly ministry and from the things that matter most to Him? May it never be.

    By Pastor Kevin Sadler

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/will-we-also-go-away/

    Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

    John 6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

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    • Mark says:

      John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

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  2. Lucille says:

    John McDermott “The Last Rose of Summer” (LIVE)
    “The Irish Tenors Live From Belfast”

    Tis’ the last rose of summer left blooming alone
    All her lovely companions are faded and gone
    No flower of her kindred, no rosebud is nigh
    To reflect back her blushes, or give sigh for sigh

    So soon may I follow, when friendships decay
    And from love’s shining circle the gems drop away
    When true hearts lie wither’d and fond ones are gone
    Oh, who would inhabit this bleak world alone?

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    One more . . .

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  4. Lucille says:

    GREEN BERETS US Army Special Forces
    “Quiet Professionals”
    MILITARY CHANNEL

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  5. nwtex says:

    Dancing is mesmerizing awwww the memories ❤ Cheryl is my totally fave dancer ever…actually the only reason I've ever watched the show.

    Need to know what song that is and need to know now…. 30 seconds just won't do it for me 😉

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  9. Vince says:

    I found this on the_Donald board on reddit. The New York Times does a full narrative reversal…

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  10. Pale rider says:

    Moments that put things in perspective:
    My son came home from work today and told me an 18 year old boy he works with dad just committed suicide. No signs.
    It ain’t about ‘us” it’s about them.

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  11. nwtex says:

    University officials held ‘personally liable’ for discrimination against Christian student group
    Published 12 hours ago

    Judge Stephanie M. Rose of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa ruled Friday that the University of Iowa and its officers violated constitutional law when they kicked InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and other religious groups, off the campus in June 2018 for requiring leaders to uphold Christian beliefs — but giving a pass to secular student groups that also have leadership requirements….

    The court already told the University of Iowa to stop picking on one Christian student group. The University responded by doubling down and kicking out Christian, Muslim and Sikh groups…

    “We must have leaders who share our faith,”…

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/iowa-university-christian-group-lawsuit

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  12. Lucille says:

    “Trump Admin Sends $33.6 Million of Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding to Legitimate Health Care Groups”
    By Steven Ertelt – September 30, 2019 | 6:43PM WASHINGTON, DC
    https://www.lifenews.com/2019/09/30/trump-admin-sends-33-6-of-planned-parenthoods-taxpayer-funding-to-legitimate-health-care-groups/

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  13. getfitnow says:

    FTA – Here are two unfortunate realities: the first is that whistleblowing becomes virtuous only when a Republican is the one being whistled on; the second is that deep state Democrats have a habit of manipulating whistleblower laws when it suits their purposes. I could write a book — I’ve written several, in fact — on whistleblowers the major media chose to ignore. The two examples that follow, one regarding Bill Clinton, the other Barack Obama, should give a sense of how the worms in Washington turn.
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/no_one_noticed_when_clinton_and_obama_abused_whistleblowers.html

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  14. getfitnow says:

    WSJ has paywall.

    FTA – The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) James Freeman observed Monday that Hillary Clinton is now joining Joe Biden in the “new spotlight” on the United States’ relations with Ukraine.

    Freeman, the assistant editor of the WSJ’s editorial page, noted that Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley (IA) and Ron Johnson (WI) wrote Monday morning to Attorney General William Barr, asking if he has come up with any answers to the question of whether the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign used the government of Ukraine “for the express purpose of finding negative information on then-candidate Trump in order to undermine his campaign.”
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/30/wsjs-freeman-2017-politico-investigation-puts-hillary-clinton-in-ukraine-spotlight/

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  15. Dora says:

    Daniel Celentano – Subway (1935)

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  16. VinceWhirlwind says:

    They “went away”, because Jesus told them they had to eat His body, and drink His blood in order to have eternal life. This of course was a hard teaching for a Jew, so many “went away.” The Apostles, the foundation of The Church, thankfully, did not go away.

    And to this day, there is indeed a Church where the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ is consumed on a daily basis. The Catholic Church.

    All the other thousands of denominations, including this Protestant pastor, they are the ones who “went away.”

    Like Jesus, we’re to attend to a person’s physical needs first…then they may be in a position to hear The Good News. “I was hungry, you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty, you gave me a drink….”

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”
    Isaiah 54:17 (KJV)

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  18. Dora says:

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    • Pale rider says:

      all hells broke loose! I mean you got satanist all over now and witches collectively casting spells. Stupid stupid people.
      You know people may think certain things are just cool or fun, maybe entertaining and don’t realize it’s rooted in demons. They give themselves over to what they believe is just a brief brush with evil. But the devil always takes more than you want to give and overstays his welcome.

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  19. nwtex says:

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  24. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  25. just stevie says:

    THE SPHERE OF EXALTATION

    “Jesus leadeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves.” Mark ix. 2

    We have all had times on the mount, when we have seen things from God’s standpoint and have wanted to stay there; but God will never allow us to stay there. The test of our spiritual life is the power to descend; if we have power to rise only, something is wrong. It is a great thing to be on the mount with God, but a man only gets there in order that afterwards he may get down among the devil-possessed and lift them up. We are not built for the mountains and the dawns and aesthetic affinities, those are for moments of inspiration, that is all. We are built for the valley, for the ordinary stuff we are in, and that is where we have to prove our mettle. Spiritual selfishness always wants repeated moments on the mount. We feel we could talk like angels and live like angels, if only we could stay on the mount. The times of exaltation are exceptional, they have their meaning in our life with God, but we must beware lest our spiritual selfishness wants to make them the only time.

    We are apt to think that everything that happens is to be turned into useful teaching, it is to be turned into something better than teaching, viz., into character. The mount is not meant to teach us anything, it is meant to make us something. There is a great snare in asking – What is the use of it? In spiritual matters we can never calculate on that line. The moments on the mountain tops are rare moments, and they are meant for something in God’s purpose.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 1st Devotional

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  26. Bendix says:

    I’m following the March for Trump site, I’m seriously considering making the trip to DC.
    It depends on whether there is someone planning transportation, etc. at my end.
    They are asking for people to help with this, but if it were up with me to do the logistics, I wouldn’t even get myself there, let alone anyone else.

    When I went online earlier, to check things out, you wouldn’t believe all the “women hate Trump, Trump attacked women”, etc. propaganda that has just turned up. On second thought, of course you would.
    This shows me how afraid they are of us women.

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    • Joe2pt.0 says:

      Go to DC. It should be on everyone’s bucket list. The Mall, the Museums, the Monuments are worth the trip. If you haven’t been to a conservative based rally in DC, it’s worth the effort to get there. We went in ’07 to stand against Obamacare and Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor in ’09. Both were great experiences and we met a lot of great people we still keep in touch with today. We stayed at the Capitol Hill Hotel which is across the street from the US Capitol Bldg. Nice hotel, very convenient to the Mall and believe it or not we slept in the grass in front of the Lincoln Memorial to secure a good spot for the Glenn Beck Restoring Honor event. A very inspiring 3day trip.
      If you do go, stop by your Representative’s offices for free tickets to tour the Capitol building and House chambers. You can even get a US Flag and have it flown over the Capitol Bldg before being sent to you.

      Pro tip: Pack some good walking shoes with Power Steps shoe inserts.

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      • Bendix says:

        Thank you for the pep talk and the tips.

        At this particular point, I have the time, the money, and the relative good health to undertake this kind of thing, which I haven’t had all at once for quite awhile.
        What I lack is someone to go with, so if there is a group going from here I’ll be all set.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Well said Bendix.

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  27. Amber Guyger’s garbage lawyer. I emailed is partner (his email didn’t work) and I faxed him. Did anyone else attempt to pass this info onto him?
    In defense of Amber Guyger. Could someone please get word to her lawyer that he should be making the point that Botham Jean’s couch is facing at a right angle to the door (meaning that someone sitting on that couch and looking straight forward would be looking toward the wall with the TV in front of it and not the front door. So if someone at the front door shoots a person sitting on the couch, we would expect the bullet’s trajectory to be going side to side, into the left side of the body and moving toward the right side of the body. But the bullet’s trajectory is from front to back (at an angle down) so he couldn’t have been sitting on the couch, he had to be facing the front door. PLEASE help get this point to her lawyer. Perhaps we can contact someone in the police union and they might have contact with her lawyer?

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    • All your saying is that Botham stood up before he was shot. There was no body camera of the event. I feel bad for Ms Guyner but I agree with the jury. This was a law abiding man and he is dead. He shouldn’t have to die for yelling “hey, hey, hey” and standing in his home when a women walks in with a gun pointed at him, dressed in civilian clothing.

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  28. Sepp says:

    The Las Vegas Massacre

    October 1, 2017

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  29. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Will Pompeo meet with Renzi? A look back at the dolt. Renzi has himself a new party in Rome, for now.
    3/31/2019
    https://www.ccn.com/italys-trump-bashing-ex-pm-yearns-for-era-when-obama-ruled-the-world/

    And who just happened to be jetting around on the taxpayer dime?
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/dictator_in_exile_medici_edition_is_obama_secretly_meeting_with_italys_renzi_to_get_their_stories_straight.html

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  30. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Putin testing the waters on extending his time in office?
    Meet his daughter, wink, wink.
    https://en.crimerussia.com/gover/putin-s-daughter-secretly-meets-with-scientists-on-dna-editing/

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  31. Lucille says:

    Is there any way we can make this thug stateless? His being an American citizen is a disgrace….

    George Soros Now BANNED From 6 Nations!!!
    Dr. Steve Turley

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  32. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the righteousness of King Asa, and on God’s reward (I Kings 15):

    1. How Asa did that which is good in the sight of the Lord, and cleansed the land of idols.

    2. How God gave him victory over the Ethiopians, and blessed him and his people with every good thing.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau) for today – September 18th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  33. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  34. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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