Wednesday October 23rd – 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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75 Responses to Wednesday October 23rd – Open Thread

  1. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Which Name of the Lord?

    “Which name of the Lord do we have to call on to be saved?”
    “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:13).
    The Lord had many names, but Paul is quoting Joel 2:32 here, where the name “Lord” means Jehovah. In Romans 10:13, the name we “call” on today (1 Cor. 1:2) is “Jesus Christ our Lord.”
    Calling on the Lord’s name means different things in Scripture. After God stopped speaking to men directly, as He did with Adam and Cain, “then began men to call upon the name of the Lord” (Gen. 4:26). That means calling on His name can mean to pray (Zech. 13:9) and ask God for things (1 Kings 18:24,36,37; Psa. 116:4). Or it can just mean to know Him (Psa. 79:6; Jer. 10:25).
    But in Joel 2:32, we know that it means to believe the gospel, for Joel predicted that whoever called on the LORD would be saved. But when Peter quoted Joel (Acts 2:21), he went on to say that whoever would repent and be baptized would be saved (Acts 2:38). Paul likewise makes clear that calling on the Lord’s name (Rom. 10:13) means to believe the gospel (v. 11), only today the gospel is “the word of faith” that Paul preached (10:8):
    “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Rom. 10:9).

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

    1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

    Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

    Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

    1 Kings 18:24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.
    36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
    37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

    Psalm 116:4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

    Psalm 79:6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

    Jeremiah 10:25 Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.

    Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    Romans 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
    9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
    12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
    13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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  3. citizen817 says:

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Think of this as a harbinger. California’sled the nation in so much over the last decades due to its economic and cultural power that it’s become the crowbar the Progs have used to create change.

      The air pollution cult was formed there, the various mandatory things on your automobile that make it more expensive and less ‘fun’ as well as the various additions to the small engines on your yard and work equipment that raise its price and lower its efficiency started there. California has such an economic impact on US production and consumption that for companies it’s just easier to make everything for everyone fits California’s wants. I’m in the deep South yet when I buy a water pump for my farm IO may have to choose from a ‘regular’ one or, if they’re out, a more expensive one that meets CARB specs. So many CARB-compliant ones are being made that the only way some distributors outside of California can meet stocking needs is to buy CARB products. I also get California Prop 65 warning literature on damn near everything I buy. California (almost) rules.

      The Progs made California their Holy Land long ago and it looks as if their goal is to introduce those European 70% tax rates there to create a benign welfare state…benign for the time being. It will be the nursery that will culture the confiscatory state throughout the State. Oh the Prog’s Useful Idiots will assist in the process, playing Judas goat for the Great Unwashed, right up until their fortunes are led to the slaughter too. The Prog’s definition of the Constitution makes them believe that the State is the ultimate owner of everything in the country from the dirt to your sweat and they’re just letting you use it until they need it.

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      • Pale rider says:

        I have no doubt that many of the people in California have a heart of compassion but have used no ‘reasoning’ whatsoever to determine their actions. Like a kid building a spaceship from a refrigerator box to go to mars. It’s fantasy that has no reasonable thought.
        The communists use that compassion to bludgeon the populace into a place of complete insanity with PC words and stigma. Guilt has no place in anything. They need a revival to gain some sense Of real compassion. Hint: it has to do with works that show results kinda like our dearest president.
        You go to work each day and see homeless living in filth on the streets yet you say I have love and compassion, while others clean the messes of human debris. How does that work? But cheap yard workers or construction workers gives you the compassion badge because ‘they’ came from a third world nation of ‘filth’? Those workers should be seen as what they are ‘soldiers’ for the globalists here to take what our moms and dads lived and died to give us all.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          X-actly, they are the foot-soldiers of the Left/Progressive movement. They have no idea of what democracy or the free market is, they just are promised ‘3 hots and a cot’ at no expense if they toe the Left’s line and are viruses infiltrated into the body politic.

          If the schools taught history as they once did the children would see that one of the main causes of Rome’s fall was the transition from a Roman culture/army to a heavily infiltrated barbarian one. Barbarians from the frontiers were brought in to do jobs that no Roman wanted to do (sound familiar?) until the army was so heavily non-Roman it turned on its paymasters and the culture was attacked from the inside and out. That’s a pared down version but the failure of the Roman empire to effectively defend itself due to its mercenary core combined with the populations ‘diverse’ and sybaritic base was a big part of it.

          Maybe some day a millennium in the future tourists will come to whats left of America to view the ruins of the Michigan Stadium and Madison Square Garden and wonder what became of the culture that created them.

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          • Pale rider says:

            If it’s like anything we have in our state or cities there is no resemblance of what it used to be after the hordes move in. Judgement comes in many packages.


            • czarowniczy says:

              Pol;s (conservative ones) are pissed to the max in Mississippi, Feds are STILL using Catholic services to infect the state with illegals, especially in blue-leaning areas, in an attempt to flip the state.
              Black voters don’t seem to be catching on to how the Latinx voters being oozed in will dilute their voting – the Latinx voters will vote Rato but their agenda won’t be the Black agenda.


        • Jim in TN says:

          I hate the lying phony compassion that all the big government people sell to the public. Where is the compassion in taking someone else’s money and giving it to a third person? Worse, most of the money goes to intermediaries not the person they are claiming they are helping.

          We should never accept their lying fraudulent terms. Deception is all they have.

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    • Ma McGriz says:

      BUT……..there’s hope for California.

      Why do I say that?

      Because I’ve decided to ask President Trump to run for Governor there when he’s completed his second term, that’s why.

      And if he’s not up for it, I’m asking him to hand select the candidate, and if they bear the name Trump, so much the better.

      This is the second time I’ve posted this vision, the first having been made just a few days back. The only reason I point this out is so we can look back and say “Yep. The Treepers had it first!”

      If there’s hope for california, it’s The Big T.


  4. Lucille says:

    Marshmello ft. Bastille – Happier (Piano/Cello)
    The Piano Guys

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  5. Lucille says:

    This is how the left keeps scientists toeing the line…speak out against the prevailing agenda and you’ll be on the street wondering where your next mortgage payment is coming from…Rush mentioned this professor on Tuesday….

    Polar Bear Studies Professor is the Latest Victim of “Cancel Culture”
    Posted by Leslie Eastman – Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1:00pm

    The University of Victoria dumps Dr. Susan Crockford, who discovered that polar bear populations thriving beyond the “co-existence threshold.”

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  6. Dora says:

    John Atkinson Grimshaw – The Rector’s Garden, Queen of the Lilies, 1877

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  8. just stevie says:


    “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away.” 2 Cor. v. 17

    Our Lord never nurses our prejudices, He mortifies them, runs clean athwart them. We imagine that God has a special interest in our particular prejudices; we are quite sure that God will never deal with us as He has to deal with other people. “God must deal with other people in a very stern way, but of course He knows that my prejudices are all right.” We have to learn – “Not a bit of it!” Instead of God being on the side of our prejudices, He is deliberately wiping them out. It is part of our moral education to have our prejudices run straight across by His providence, and to watch how He does it. God pays no respect to anything we bring to Him. There is only one thing God wants of us, and that is our unconditional surrender.

    When we are born again, the Holy Spirit begins to work His new creation in us, and there will come a time when there is not a bit of the old order left, the old solemnity goes, and the old attitude to things goes, and “all things are of God.” How are we going to get the life that has no lust, no self-interest, no sensitiveness to pokes, the love that is not provoked, that thinketh no evil, that is always kind? The only way is by allowing not a bit of the old life to be left; but only simple perfect trust in God, such trust that we no longer want God’s blessings, but only want Himself. Have we come to the place where God can withdraw His blessings and it does not affect our trust in Him? When once we see God at work, we will never bother our heads about things that happen, because we are actually trusting in our Father in Heaven Whom the world cannot see.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 23rd Devotional

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  9. TheLastDemocrat says:

    New topic:

    This is really dumb. Project Veritas wants to expose CNN as being a media arm of the Progressive Party, unfairly, and in a biased way, in cahoots with the Progs.

    So, they release a top-secret video montage showing – wait for it – some high-up employee at CNN got flirty over happy hour drinks with a young woman employee.

    Dude. This totally makes your Expose look weak.

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    • Lucille says:

      CNN is definitely an arm of the progressive left. It is totally fair to expose them for their bias and hatred, especially toward our duly-elected President, Donald J. Trump.

      If this “really dumb” segment of Project Veritas gets clicks because of subject matter which further exposes CNN’s immorality, then fine with me. Hopefully folks will watch the other PV segments and gain understanding of how CNN serves no one but themselves and the teardown of America.

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    • icanhasbailout says:

      True to form, O’Keefe always oversells something that stood just fine on its own without the excessive marketing.


  10. Dora says:

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  11. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
    Joshua 1:9 (KJV)

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  12. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  13. Dora says:

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  15. amwick says:

    Maybe some of you have heard about the two idiots at Uconn that were arrested for shouting racial slurs… Good post over at Legal Insurrection, if you are interested.

    Ct has a law on the books that is clearly unconstitutional.

    These people were stupid.. they were walking through a parking lot at night shouting vulgarities, then they switched over to racial slurs. Needless to say someone had a phone and took a video.

    Being stupid is not a crime, I hope this case goes to SCOTUS.

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  16. Linda K. says:

    You guys were talking about Emmy Lou Harris and Gram Parsons the other day and I thought this was really pretty with them both together.

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  17. Lucille says:

    DEFENSE UPDATES – Published on Oct 21, 2019

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  18. Dora says:

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  19. mopar2016 says:

    Both sides of the aisle look alike these days.



  20. Lucille says:

    A few good laughs to lighten our day…

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      My little doggie had short dachshund legs. She was a dachshund/cocker. I wondered if she would be able to get up my stairs when I brought her home, but it was no problem. She just moved right on up them.


  21. Lucille says:

    Xi has decided to play the cat-and-mouse game…

    Breaking: Xi Relents – Hong Kong Government Withdraws Bill that Sparked Protests
    by Jim Hoft October 23, 2019


  22. icanhasbailout says:

    For anyone following this horrible case, there is finally some good news.

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    • Lucille says:

      That’s wonderful news! I’m not sure what they can do except order a new trial. The jury ruled not in favor of the welfare of the child but to play PC with his life. Maybe they should all be investigated also.

      The mother is one sick human being who should not be anywhere near children, hers or anyone else’s.

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  23. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Czech President Zeman checks out of the hospital, still smoking, but at a less rate. Still wondering if that cane is really a gun. He made a threat against a previous prime minister.


  24. 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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  25. 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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