Wednesday December 4th – 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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86 Responses to Wednesday December 4th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Disciples And Apostles

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    “And when it was day, He called unto Him His disciples: and of them He chose twelve, whom also He named apostles” (Luke 6:13).

    Many people fail to distinguish between our Lord’s disciples and His apostles. They suppose they are the same. This is incorrect, however, for our Lord had a multitude of disciples while He had only a few apostles. His apostles were chosen from among His disciples, as we learn from the above message from Luke’s gospel.

    A disciple is a follower; an apostle is a “sent one”. A disciple is a learner; an apostle is a teacher. There is a great lesson here for us all to learn.

    We must come before we can go. We must follow before we can be sent. We must learn before we can teach. We must listen to the Lord before we can speak for the Lord.

    “Thus saith the Lord”, was the familiar phrase with which the Old Testament prophets began their messages. But at the head of the long list of Old Testament prophets we find Samuel, a young lad, saying: “SPEAK LORD, FOR THY SERVANT HEARETH” (I Sam.3:9).

    Before we can do or say anything for God, then, we must listen to God. This explains why the reading and study of the Word of God is so important.

    First, salvation itself comes by hearing and believing God’s Word, especially about Christ, and His death for our sins. Romans 10:17 says: “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God”, and I Peter 1:23: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever”. Then, having been saved, we can serve God acceptably only by diligent study of His Word. Perhaps the most important passage in the Bible on this subject is II Timothy 2:15:

    “STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.”

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/disciples-and-apostles/

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  4. Autonomous Collective says:

    Rudy Giuliani – Working on an important project with OANN, intended to bring before the American people information Schiff (recently disclosed investor in Franklin Templton) “Star chamber” proceedings have covered up. Stay tuned.

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  5. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • rashomon says:

      This woman is dangerous. Nothing about her rise to fame includes one ounce of truth and I don’t expect her to change much about her behavior in the future.

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

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  7. Autonomous Collective says:

    “It’s bad enough he took shots at America’s Mayor, Steve Hiltonx also is the co-founder of a liberal Super PAC Crowdpac. Now why would a Fox News Host be the co founder of a liberal Super PAC?” https://thedcpatriot.com/fox-news-host-behind-liberal-super-pac-attacks-rudy-giuliani-video/

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  8. Troublemaker10 says:

    Dems upset about last six top candidates being all white. Many Dems making accusations of racism and sexism.

    In 2016 the last top three republican candidates were white, Hispanic, and black. No why? It was about content of character and campaign agendas.

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  9. Lucille says:

    The last days of autumn…

    Milan, Italy…

    Bergamo, Italy…

    Florence…

    Italian Alpine Road…

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  10. Vinnie says:

    I just want to say that I have sat on the sidelines for many many years reading the articles written by Sundance daily as well as all the comments posted over many years. I have always enjoyed this site. Tonight I responded to a Twitter Ezra Levant post that was put up. I was irritated to say the least… Therefore, I will continue to pray for all Americans that they come to a understanding of what’s at stake here in our country and see the light. We need to continue to seek guidance and strength from God above and pray for our country. God bless you all.

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  11. Robert Smith says:

    Not sure how people will take this over here, but it’s very interesting in that they go into detail about how they did what they did:

    The Cannonball Record has been broken again.
    BY BENJAMIN PRESTON
    DEC 3, 2019

    “Three guys you’ve probably never heard of recently broke a speed record most people don’t care about—the New York to Los Angeles run referred to colloquially among aficionados as the Cannonball. Unlike most speed records and races, there’s no sanctioning body or official rules. That’s because setting a Cannonball record invariably involves breaking multiple traffic laws. In other words, it’s illegal. But that doesn’t stop people from doing it…”

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a30085091/these-guys-just-drove-an-e63-amg-across-america-in-a-record-27-hours-25-minutes/

    The video documentary:

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    • the5thranchhand says:

      Robert Smith, had no idea the Cannonball was still being run! Thank you for sharing the video. GOD speed to this incredible team.

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    • JTR says:

      Our family traveled across the USA 4 times when I was a kid. We had 3 cars, a huge U-Haul truck, about 7 kids and it took us an average of 4 days to go from Georgia to California or back. We actually BBQ’d on the side of the road, and made several unusual stops along the way. The best part, to me, was seeing all the sights along the way! A trip(s) to remember.

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  12. Dora says:

    Inside McSorley’s Old Ale House in 1916, as captured by Impressionist artist Childe Hassam

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;”
    Hebrews 3:14 (KJV)

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  14. just stevie says:

    THE LAW OF ANTAGONISM

    “To him that overcometh…” Rev. ii. 7

    Life without war is impossible either in nature or in grace. The basis of physical, mental, moral, and spiritual life is antagonism. This is the open fact of life.

    Health is the balance between physical life and external nature, and it is maintained only by sufficient vitality on the inside against things on the outside. Everything outside my physical life is designed to put me to death. Things which keep me going when I am alive, disintegrate me when I am dead. If I have enough fighting power, I produce the balance of health. The same is true of the mental life. If I want to maintain a vigorous mental life, I have to fight, and in that way the mental balance called thought is produced.

    Morally it is the same. Everything that does not partake of the nature of virtue is the enemy of virtue in me, and it depends on what moral caliber I have whether I overcome and produce virtue. Immediately I fight, I am moral in that particular. No man is virtuous because he cannot help it; virtue is acquired.

    And spiritually it is the same. Jesus said, “In the world ye shall have tribulation,” i.e., everything that is not spiritual makes for my undoing, but – “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” I have to learn to score off the things that come against me, and in that way produce the balance of holiness; then it becomes a delight to meet opposition.

    Holiness is the balance between my disposition and the law of God as expressed in Jesus Christ.

    Oswald Chambers
    December 4th Devotional

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  15. Dora says:

    “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” – Matthew 16:18

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  17. scrap1ron says:

    “Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
    Do not wait to shed your light afar;
    To the many duties ever near you now be true,
    Brighten the corner where you are.”
    *Ina Ogden*

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  18. Troublemaker10 says:

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  19. Dora says:

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  20. Pale rider says:

    John 1:12 yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
    He gave believers the right to become children of God. Do you know what your rights are?? They are the promises of God! Salvation is one.
    If you believe in salvation from Christ’s finished work then what about his other promises? You see one has to be taken with the other or neither are valid. “By faith you are saved not by your own works” just as every promise is claimed, through faith. Doubt is established through the world, faith through Gods word.
    James 2:8 show me your faith and I Will show you mine with deeds.
    Amazing stuff! We are more than conquerors through Christ! That means in faith.

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  21. Dora says:

    The devil is in an all out assault on the kids.

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    • Pale rider says:

      Well there you have it!
      A fella from Africa gave his testimony probably thirty years ago with this same confession. Kids were pushed into receiving demons to be better at ‘whatever’ and now lookie here we got all the good stuff in a nation of Christians.
      The people who summon these demons Will tell you, there is no good that comes of it. But, that’s the purpose isn’t it.
      IMO these pagan tattoos people run out and print all over their bodies are the same. They are to summon a demon to that individual in life. And if you think about it it makes sense.

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  22. rashomon says:

    Troubling information on China’s CRISPR twins, born last year to much fanfare for the Chinese, but the papers on the event have not yet been published in major medical journals due to some messy details. An unnamed source passed on the manuscript(s) to MIT Technology Review for assessment and the conclusions are devastating.

    This smacks of work done in eugenics by foundations over 100 years ago and secret experiments by several governments during and after WWII to effect mind control and testing of vaccines on unknowing poplulations, to name a few places where science and technology have lost their moral compass to gain personal or government power over citizens. This “experiment” by the Chinese falls into the same abuse, which is another reason to question how they will use the science and technology stolen from our universities and laboratories for development under a communist state.

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614764/chinas-crispr-babies-read-exclusive-excerpts-he-jiankui-paper/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=301e1d4e0d-RO_COPY_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-301e1d4e0d-150229137

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    • annieoakley says:

      Awful. Man thinks he is God and bad things follow.

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      • Pale rider says:

        funny (not really) you say that. ” In the days of Noah” there are peop[e who say there were animal and man hybrids being created, also the angels and men giant “thing” going on. there are all kinds of folklore pointing to these issues and by crossing up all the bloodlines man could not be saved. my point, it says man will be as in the days of Noah before the end, rapture, tribulation.
        Something being different to trigger the end must be present, we already have everything else in place except the temple. Thats on its way.
        I myself have been looking for this ‘tripwire’.

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  23. NJF says:

    I’m crying. When the going gets tough.

    I just sent to my nephew who had a baby girl last week. Oh & the sound just adds to it.

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  24. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Yes, yes. Macau shows the way for the Beijing SARs virus. This propaganda versus the statement from Neil Bush “win-win” would make anyone upchuck Todd themself.
    https://www.shine.cn/news/nation/1912037350/ (Bush)
    https://www.macaubusiness.com/macau-shows-viability-popularity-of-one-country-two-systems-china/

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  25. dogsmaw says:

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  26. MfM says:

    And now for something completely different.

    George Zimmerman sues the family of Trayvon Martin and their attorneys. I started regularly coming to TCTH during that time. I do think he has a case, but likely won’t see any money.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7756349/George-Zimmerman-SUES-Trayvon-Martins-family-100MILLION.html?fbclid=IwAR2wr2DrO_9_dLS91KRSQ6xfTJuZOZu_b_idEs_ab2dWHw1hq0oF9uOckFU

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  27. dogsmaw says:

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  28. sedge2z says:

    Black Trumpster can heal White Guilt:
    Black Tumpster:
    “White liberals are the WORST.
    I didn’t ask for reparations, but if you want to put your White Guilt reparation money in my bank account, you will be instantly healed
    (and I will send your money to the Trump Campaign.)”
    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/black-trumpster-is-brilliant-and-hilarious/

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  29. mandy says:

    Sad but not unexpected, considering who and what is behind the attack.

    “A longtime contractor for the U.S. Army is speaking out after a notorious atheist attorney complained about his company’s faith-based dog tags and convinced the Army’s trademark office to punish him.

    Kenny Vaughan, who owns Shields of Strength, went public this week with the complaint from atheist attorney Mike Weinstein and with the trademark office which informed Vaughn it was concerned about “negative press” for working with Vaughn and his Bible-themed dog tags.”

    “Vaughan went public with the dispute on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning, telling the program he is “speechless” after a 20-year contract with the U.S. military was dropped after a single complaint from Weinstein.”

    rest of the story at the link:

    https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2019/12/04/army-contractor-goes-public-with-insane-punishment

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  30. mandy says:

    wow…

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  31. Sepp says:

    Feast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Mother of God

    When the Virgin Mary the Theotokos was three years old, her parents Joachim and Anna took her to Jerusalem to enter service to God as a fulfillment of their promise. She remained in the Temple for nine years. She was betrothed to the elderly widower Saint Joseph for her protection and remained a virgin before, during, and after the birth of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ.

    This Feast is celebrated today – November 21st – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  32. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the wondrous creation of the world (Genesis 1):

    1. How God created man from the dust of the earth.
    2. How He breathed into his nostrils the spirit of life.
    3. How man became a living soul.

    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 – November 21st – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  33. andeclain 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. andeclain says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. 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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