Sunday March 29th – 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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94 Responses to Sunday March 29th – Open Thread

  1. citizen817 says:

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    • Vidodrone says:

      A few years ago looking for a remote geocache on a mt. top came across two cubs ‘wrassling” in the road, about the time my brain processed – “Where’s mom?” she came charging down the hill yelling at them to get off the road and proceeded to swat them down hill!

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    You Can’t Get By With This

    By Pastor Ricky Kurth

    One of Pastor Stam’s favorite jokes went something like this:

    Teacher: “Johnny, what’s the difference between a pronoun and a preposition?”

    Johnny: “Yeah, that’s what I say, what’s the difference!”

    Despite Johnny’s indifference, we know there is a great deal of difference between pronouns and prepositions! These parts of speech are important, especially when it comes to Bible study. For instance, Pastor Stam once wrote:

    “Not once does Paul in his epistles teach that members of the Body of Christ are baptized with or in the Spirit.”

    In response to this, we sometimes get letters asking about this verse:

    “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body…” (I Cor. 12:13).

    But a close look will reveal an important difference in the preposition used in each case. The Apostle Paul taught that believers today are baptized “by” the Spirit, but Pastor Stam doesn’t say we’re not baptized by the Spirit, he says we are not baptized “with” the Spirit. No contradiction here!

    Speaking of Christ, John the Baptist predicted:

    “He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost” (Matt. 3:11).

    This prophecy was fulfilled at Pentecost, where “they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues” (Acts 2:4). It is important to notice that Christ is the Baptizer here, and that He baptized people with the Spirit. This is often confused with I Corinthians 12:13, but in this passage the Spirit is the Baptizer, baptizing people into the Body. That’s quite different than what happened at Pentecost, where the Lord was the Baptizer, baptizing people with the Spirit, enabling them to speak in tongues.

    This explains why believers today are not able to speak in languages they never studied, as they did at Pentecost, for we do not have their baptism. But if we do not have their baptism, we must also conclude that at Pentecost they did not have our baptism. That is, we are not baptized by Christ with the Spirit, and they were not baptized by the Spirit into the Body of Christ.

    We realize this runs contrary to the common teaching that the Church began at Pentecost, where it is said that believers were first baptized into the Body, but we believe the difference in prepositions used in these passages is just one of many evidences that the Body of Christ began later, with the raising up of Paul.

    You just can’t get by with mixing with and by!

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/you-cant-get-by-with-this/

    1 Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

    Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

    Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “the difference in prepositions used in these passages is just one of many evidences that the Body of Christ began later, with the raising up of Paul.”

      It is important to note that this applies to the Authorized Version (aka King James). Trying to compare scripture with scripture in the “Bible Babel” that is predominate today is an exercise in futility. One example will suffice:

      Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by THE FAITH OF Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the FAITH OF CHRIST, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

      Virtually all of the modern perversions change the word “of” to the word “in”. This completely changes the meaning. This verse, along with several others, is conveying the message that it is Christ’s faith that is being referred to – NOT our faith in Christ and what he accomplished for us at the cross. There are other verses for that.

      2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

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    • TMonroe says:

      “This prophecy was fulfilled at Pentecost, where “they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues” (Acts 2:4). It is important to notice that Christ is the Baptizer here, and that He baptized people with the Spirit. This is often confused with I Corinthians 12:13, but in this passage the Spirit is the Baptizer, baptizing people into the Body. That’s quite different than what happened at Pentecost, where the Lord was the Baptizer, baptizing people with the Spirit, enabling them to speak in tongues.

      “This explains why believers today are not able to speak in languages they never studied, as they did at Pentecost, for we do not have their baptism. But if we do not have their baptism, we must also conclude that at Pentecost they did not have our baptism. That is, we are not baptized by Christ with the Spirit, and they were not baptized by the Spirit into the Body of Christ.”

      Further context is in 1 Cor. 12:12-13 — “For just as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body being many are one body, so also is Christ. For also in one Spirit we all were baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink one Spirit”.

      Earlier in the letter, Paul specified that he had baptized “Crispus” (cf. 1 Cor.14), something which occurred during his lengthy stay in Corinth (cf. Acts 18:8-10). This was well after the Jerusalem Council and Paul’s split with Barnabas (Acts 15), upon which Paul traveled with Silas and others to the Colossians (in Phrygia), Galatians, Philippians, Thessalonians, Corinthians, and Ephesians (cf. Acts 16, 17, 18).

      Per the author’s apparent either / or contrast, what particular manner of baptism did Crispus and the Corinthian church have, given the discussion of tongues being in use in 1 Cor. 11-14 with doctrinal teaching down to the level of regular church services? And for those Paul informed in Acts 19 about being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and soon after received Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues, would the latter facts indicate that their baptism was different from the body of Christ’s strictly considering the author’s contrast? Given that Paul’s ministry had already reached by then almost all of the places to which he would end up writing epistles, didn’t believers “having heard” and evidently believed become part of the body of Christ at that point?

      This is especially relevant given other postings here from this group from a Pastor Sadler:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/11/03/sunday-november-3rd-open-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-7514328

      Again, the author asserts that “Paul says that the things he wrote to the Corinthians, and to the Body of Christ as a whole, were the “commandments of the Lord”!” In 1 Cor. 11, Paul discussed the manner in which the Lord’s supper was to be partaken, adding that “I will set in order the other things as soon as I might come” (1 Cor. 11:34b).

      In Chapter 12, Paul tells the Corinthians that “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.” Remember that per the author’s take on things, what follows would be “commands that are will of God for our Christian lives during the dispensation of the grace of God and “the doctrines of grace that the Church is built upon and is to live by and share with the world.”

      What is spoken of in Chapters 12-14 concern gifts of healing and tongues given to the body of Christ (cf. 1 Cor. 12:9-10, 12-28). Much specificity and much instruction (or per the author’s take, commandments) are given, especially what may be deemed practical do’s and don’ts on the exercise of the gift of tongues in a church assembly setting. This is from a group that given past postings apparently contends water baptism has no place today — and evidently has yet to reconcile that with Paul’s actions related to water baptism as noted in 1 Cor. 1:12-15, Acts 16:30-33 (with its clear Gentile context), and Acts 19 amongst other places, all of which call the assertions into question.

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    I hope everyone has a blessed Sunday. Be well.

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  4. Whistling_Past says:

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      • Linda K. says:

        I suppose this man is really right. He is approaching his food like he is in an operating room. It would or will be interesting to find out how many grocery store workers become infected once this is all over. Obviously, they deal with people all day and handle product all day.

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      • Jacaranda11816 says:

        There are some good points in this video, but as a very frequent home cook, I’ve always been a total nut about food safety and some of these suggestions strike me as a bit excessive. Not sure a physician’s perspective can simply be superimposed over all things food-related. For example, how are you going to scrub a raspberry without destroying it?

        I took an extensive food safety course years ago which covered the various scenarios for food- and packaging-borne infection for all kinds of pathogens (bacteria like e-coli and salmonella; flu and other viruses; parasites; etc) Proper hand-washing and typical surface disinfection techniques should be enough to deal with anything you might encounter on packaging. This FDA guide pretty much covers it:

        https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/safe-food-handling

        That said, there are some foods I would avoid during any severe outbreak or flu season:
        1) Any kind of GROUND meat is a terrible vector for all kinds of pathogens. Buy your beef/pork/lamb whole and grind it yourself.
        2) Prepared dishes that have been sitting around in a refrigerated case unless you heat them to the FDA-sanctioned internal temperatures for fowl/beef/fish, etc. Your chicken or fish dish will, unfortunately, end up being over-cooked because that’s one of the fundamental downsides to buying refrigerated, prepared foods: By law, the preparer has to get cook them fully to correct internal temp and then cool them down…all the while handling them after cooking and breathing over the displayed foods as they serve them to customers. To make sure those foods are safe, you have to reheat them again fully. The slow-cooked beef dishes like pot roast and short rib stand up to this reheating FAR better than fish or fowl.
        3) Fast food that isn’t VERY hot at pick-up. For example, avoid Chipotle like the plague itself. All their displayed ingredients– both cooked and raw– sit around at luke warm and room temp as servers hover over. It’s never hot when you bite into it. Avoid that. You’re better of with pizza delivery. It goes straight from super-hot oven to the box untouched — as one national pizza chain is now advertising.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        No. I cannot leave my food in the car for three days?. I live in FL and the bread would be moldy, the cold stuff would all be warm. I think this is overkill.

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        • Not to worry. Leave your car running with the AC on for three days…or until it runs out of gas, whichever is later. Then bring in your food. 👿

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Can’t do that in New Orleans either as the Usual Suspects would have broken into your car and stolen it within a half hour of your walking away (45 minutes if you’d still be standing there), car burglaries are a growth industry in the city, nary a day goes by without 20 to 40 or more being reported.

          I’m betting Mayor Cantrell’s lighting candles in thanks for the reprieve she’s received from this plague, she doesn’t have to come up with daily excuses as to why the thugs are breaking into her belectorates’ cars all over the city. Even the plague worked for Moses…

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  5. Linda K. says:

    I went to the local Nursery and Farm Supply store today to get some stuff for my garden. I’m in Northern California and we are all on shelter at home, but besides the grocery, the nursery stores are open. It was a beautiful windy day and the place was quite busy.
    I think Hardware stores and Home Depot stores are all open too. Time for home improvement.

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    • Joshua2415 says:

      That a girl Linda! Get out into the world, soak up some sun, and get your hands in the dirt!
      Best thing you can do. Enjoy yourself!

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      • Pegm says:

        Yesterday we went to a very busy Lowe’s and got 300 bricks for a project. Unloaded them all and schlepped them to the back yard. Felt so good to be out and doing something. Talked to friendly people from a 6 ft distance, check out line was long in the nursery, so the wait in line was actually a nice opportunity to socialize a bit. I think after this is over we will have the cleanest houses and beautiful yards. Not a bad side effect from the horrible situation we find ourselves in.

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  6. David says:

    My American friends, After looking through a lot of misinformation and information about the Corona the below Interview is by far the most educational and answers pretty much all the questions about what it is, how to deal with it and the predictions. The interview is with the leading Doctor in South Korea, the nation which is doing well defeating the virus. Knowledge is important. I recommend you take the time and watch:

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    • JC says:

      Excellent and well worth listening to. Thank you, David.

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    • GB Bari says:

      The United States is about 99 times BIGGER than South Korea in land mass and has about 6.5 times more population. We also have a FAR more decentralized government with a history and engrained culture of deferring MOST public health issues and solutions to the individual states.

      I’m really tired of ignorant media morons criticizing President Trump for not reacting with the speed and extensive testing as South Korea. It’s a grape to a watermelon comparison, to say the least.

      Kudos for South Korea. I would still rather live here.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        It’s politics, had Bathhouse still been in office the media and pundits would be praising him for visiting the suffering and heroically sucking the COVID out of their lungs. I enjoy the pols trying to deflect when the music stopped on their shift and allllll of those post-911 anti-biowar plans everyone was supposed to be making sorta done fell thru the cracks.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Thanks, David, for posting such a lucid video. This is a video every Treeper should watch (especially not that we have time . . .). At the end of the video professor Kim Woo-Ju mentions that chloroquine is “somewhat” effective against the virus. There is more solid evidence that a derivative—plaquenil—is effective both as a preventive and a treatment for the Chinese virus. People with weakened auto-immune systems—who should be more vulnerable—are less likely to contract the virus when they take plaquenil. Older Americans who naturally have weaker immune systems and are the most vulnerable to infection should take plaqauenil as a virus preventative. This is something president Trump has discussed but it has been openly opposed by our incompetent head-in-the-sand bureaucrats.

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      • Tornarosa says:

        Sorry if this link doesn’t come out, I’m new to posting, long time-reader and appreciator. Rudy Juliani interviewing Dr Vladimir Zelenko and his ~700 case positive experience with HCQ and Z-Pack and Zinc. The Zinc doesn’t get mentioned enought and the Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) isn’t as effective without it, at least according to the theory.
        The HCQ opens a “door” into the cell so the Zinc can go in, where it does its damndamn on the Coronavirus while it’s trying to hijack your transcription ribosome to make more virus. I think that’s why there are many protocols for HCQ. I’ve seen one recommendation for healthcare providers to take it once a week for prevention. Half-life is about a day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2470&v=1TJdjhd_XG8&feature=emb_logo. Maybe someone can tell me how to make this clickable…

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  7. lida rose says:

    My Mom is on lockdown in Memory Care. 2 weeks since Dad or I could visit.
    I’m really worried she will forget us during all this.

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    • mandy says:

      Prayers for your mom, and for you and your father.

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      • lida rose says:

        Thank you all for your kind responses. We have been able to call and video, but Mom just doesn’t “get” technology so it’s difficult. We are fortunate we already had in place a personal nurse aide who spends 8 hours a day with her.

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    • JC says:

      Amen, Lida Rose. Prayers for mercy and grace for your mom and your family.
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    • Jacaranda11816 says:

      That’s so sad, Lida. Maybe you & your dad could text photos and video messages to one of her carers and ask them to share with her to keep her spirits up and her memories alive.

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    • Bendix says:

      Can’t the bring her to a window, and you and your father could stand outside?
      Most of these facilities have a floor to ceiling window somewhere.
      I know small children get a kick out of seeing people from the other side of a window.
      So might your mother.
      Call and tell them what you want to do.
      Don’t phrase it as a request, though. Be polite and friendly, and enlist their help, but make it clear you aren’t asking permission.
      Th easiest thing i the world to say is “no”, so you never want to put someone in the position that they are allowed to say it.
      Good luck and prayers for your mother and you.

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  8. Angus D says:

    Once again we must thank the English Royal Society for another world wrecking HOAX

    Imperial College London

    -Invented manmade climate change – definite hoax
    -Invented Covid-19 doomsday scenario that shutdown world trade – highly probable hoax

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    • F.D.R. in Hell says:

      I would like to draw your attention to a test similar to calling this pandemic a “hoax.”

      It may very well be a hoax or a catalyst to destroy the economy of America.

      But it might NOT be a “hoax” and a huge number of Americans will be dead by the 4th of July.

      How do you test a pearl to see if it’s real…a genuine pearl?

      You drop it in a beaker of acid. If it dissolves away, you know it was a REAL pearl.

      Think about that for a minute.

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      • Joshua2415 says:

        Or, you could use a combination of microscopy and x-ray diffraction, prove that it is a pearl, and put it back in your pocket.
        I’ll offer an alternative thought exercise for you. Say we actually did have a “National Voter Referendum” process in this country like so many democrats are pining for, and you put a proposition on the ballot that said something like this,
        Resolved: In order to prevent TWENTY THOUSAND Coronavirus related deaths in this country in 2020, the IRS will randomly select TEN MILLION US citizens for immediate termination of employment.
        Just how many votes do you think this initiative would get?

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    • cycle1 says:

      Makes me think twice about the delivery of food. I have heard a priest say he had people confess that they spit on people’s food sent back in a restaurant. People do the damndest things…

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      • Pale rider says:

        If you never worked in food prep you have no idea, most people would stop eating out.
        A boy making food at a local convenience store was telling us, when his braces were first on he couldn’t close his mouth so drool would land on the food he prepared. Fried booger’s in the fries at fast food. Pee in the chicken buckets when marinated. Napkins on the meat. Pick up food that was on the floor for hours, reheat. Spit, hair, bugs, toads, salad reused, these were on purpose issues not accidental. Washing hands? That was if they are caught only.
        So, if you eat out you can expect to take what you get knowing this is everywhere. I’m sure there are exceptions, but mostly universal. They get very creative in the kitchens, especially if you make some kind of problem.

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        • JTR says:

          My DH has told me scary stories about being on a ship for months and the Captain doing something to make everyone angry. I wouldn’t want to be the Captain.

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    • mandy says:

      Jessie Jackson admitted YEARS and YEARS ago that he, as a young man working in a restaurant, always spit in the food because the restaurant was one white people frequented – and he HATED white people.

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  9. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Sunday, March 29, 2020

    “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”
    1 John 4:7 (KJV)

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  10. amwick says:

    SD retweeted this.. but just in case some people missed it, here..
    We could all use a laugh. stay safe…

    It just gets get cuter and cuter..

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  11. TwoLaine says:

    A message from Jeff Dunham on the Wuhan China Coronavirus.

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  12. just stevie says:

    OUR LORD’S SURPRISE VISITS

    “Be ye therefore ready also.” Luke xii. 40

    The great need for the Christian worker is to be ready to face Jesus Christ at any and every turn. This is not easy, no matter what our experience is. The battle is not against sin or difficulties or circumstances, but against being so absorbed in work that we are not ready to face Jesus Christ at every turn. That is the one great need, not the facing our belief, or our creed, the question whether we are of any use, but to face HIM.

    Jesus rarely comes where we expect Him; He appears where we least expect Him, and always in the most illogical connections. The only way a worker can keep true to God is by being ready for the Lord’s surprise visits. It is not service that matters, but intense spiritual reality, expecting Jesus Christ at every turn. This will give our life the attitude of child-wonder which He wants it to have. If we are going to be ready for Jesus Christ, we have to stop being religious (that is, using religion as a higher kind of culture) and be spiritually real.

    If you are “looking off unto Jesus,” avoiding the call of the religious age you live in, and setting your heart on what He wants, on thinking on His line – you will be called unpractical and dreamy; but when He appears in the burden and the heat of the day, you will be the only one who is ready. Trust no one, not even the finest saint who ever walked this earth, ignore him, if he hinders your sight of Jesus Christ.

    Oswald Chambers
    March 29th Devotional

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  13. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  14. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      BAM! And on tonight’s ‘IRONic CHEF’ we have featured Chinese-Cajun fusion cuisine! Our category is: “Yes, it IS good to eat, really!”

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  15. realitycheck6 says:

    from Fauci on 3.26 in the New England Journal of Medicine

    “If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) …”

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387

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  16. Pale rider says:

    Excellent piece! If it has been already posted no apologies, it needs a read.
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/the_real_reason_why_such_elderly_people_run_america.html

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  17. P says:

    How good our heavenly Father is to us. Look how He has drawn us together into our homes, bringing students home from colleges, and giving us lots of time to study in His Word and learn of Him during this quarantine.

    And how fitting that this available study occurred during this season of remembrance and celebration of His Only Begotten Son, our Saviour and High Priest forever. I hope everyone takes a little bit of time to listen to this Bible Study on the Book of Hebrews. You will truly be blessed in Him!

    https://www.blueletterbible.org/audio_video/smith_chuck/5000/Hbr/Verse_by_Verse_Audio_Library.cfm

    BELIEVE HIM. He loves us all so much!

    Submitted in love. : )

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    At least one advocacy group for the developmentally disabled is asking the Federal government for ‘clarification’ regarding the emergency medical plans for a number of states including ‘blue’ states. Issue is that the states’ plans call for denying care to the developmentally disabled, including dementia and autism patients, if triage is necessary.

    Now here we have the same progressive governments who have so heavily fought for the rights of the disabled saying ‘let’s kill ’em all’ when and if the need be. There’s no indication if there will be a separation inside of the disabled groups rank ordering those with varying levels of disability, if some different disabilities will be deemed more euthanasia-worthy than others, just the legal cite that the developmentally disabled will go to the left with, apparently, the elderly.

    Nothing like a severe dose of reality to make the true nature of the progressives to shine thru. Ve do not kill ze fish, ve merely remove zem from ze water.

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  19. P says:

    Just in case it doesn’t get posted under this thread, please read CrewDog’s post at:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/03/29/the-fifth-sunday-of-lent/comment-page-1/#comment-7997365

    God loves us so much and is doing everything He can to get our attention.

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  20. InAz says:

    I’m not one for signing online petitions, but there is a petition on Change.org asking that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle not receive USA taxpayer security.
    When Prince Harry and his wife went to Florida to speak to wealthy bankers, the USA taxpayer footed the security bill…..$8 million dollars.
    Harry is classified as a Diplomat which means the USA taxpayer pays for security.
    Once again the taxpayer gets screwed while the rich get richer….off our backs.
    Harry and Meghan stepped down from being Senior Royals and stepped down from all royal duties. They have loudly stated they want to be private citizens. So if Harry is not doing Royal duties, not representing Queen Elizabeth II, and says he is a private citizen, then Harry is not a Diplomat and the USA taxpayer should not have to pay for their security. It is BS that we get stuck for hundreds of millions of dollars per year for security for private citizens, one who is actively seeking Hollywood movie roles, and both are multimillionaires, plus Harry’s family is super wealthy. The Royal family needs to pay for security.
    Please consider signing the petition and writing to the State Department about this.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      It would be good to put a link to that petition. I went over there and never did find it.

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    • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

      From your fingers to Trump’s ears! Looks like he’s heard about this.
      I hope this works, I’ve never tried to embed a tweet before.

      I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020

      https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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    • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

      Ok, let’s try this again without overthinking it and account for WeirdPress’s automation.

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  21. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the Lord Jesus as He carried His cross to Golgotha:

    1. How He patiently and silently carried His cross.
    2. How they then took the cross off Him and put it on Simon of Cyrene, who then carried the cross after Christ.
    3. How He met the weeping women of Jerusalem and said to them: ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me but for yourselves and for your children’, foreshowing His victory and the defeat of His murderers.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau).

    Today is March 16th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and March 29th on the civil calendar.

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    • Sepp says:

      Among those commemorated today is the Holy Apostle Aristobulos of the Seventy. He was the brother of the Apostle Barnabas and a follower of the Holy Apostle Paul. Saint Aristobulos was sent as Bishop to Britain, where he labored on behalf of the Church and later reposed there in the Lord.

      The Holy Apostle Aristobulos is included on day of the Synaxis of the Holy Seventy Apostles, as well, and the link below is to a short account of each of those men’s lives. It is rich in Church history and the struggle for the salvation of souls and several pages long.

      http://www.cpress.orthodoxws.com/lives_4_january

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  22. Sepp says:

    Hopefully, this video will upload.

    The Lord’s Prayer is sung by a choir with Christian Iconography throughout the video.

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    • Sepp says:

      In this short video the last picture is a Cross on a Church with a dove nearby. The second to last image is of the Icon showing the Ladder of Divine Ascent, which is also the title of a classic book on the Christian spiritual life.

      Today, the author of that book – Saint John of the Ladder – is honored on this, the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent in the Orthodox Church.

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  23. theasdgamer says:

    Found this covid19 treatment advisory from the U. of Michigan med school…

    Click to access COVID-19-treatment.pdf

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    Interesting that we’re not seeing the flood of warnings that governments from Federal to state may soon be declaring states of emergency and seizing private property for public use.

    The SCOTUS has affirmed the right to private parties not to have their personal property seized by the state without just compensation but we’ve also seen the definitions of ‘just cause’ and ‘reasonable compensation’ blurred. There’s also no brake to prevent the state from seizing your property and, as it’s a declared emergency, delaying the cause and compensation issues until a later date.

    In California the gov signed an executive order allowing officials to seize…errr, ‘commandeer’…property or facilities such as motels, hotels or private hospitals needed to isolate or quarantine needed for quarantining, isolating or training individuals who are carrying or POTENTIALLY carrying the coronavirus. New Jersey has enacted Executive Order #103 which, if you read it, can you tell me specifically what it does not prevent the State from doing?

    Click to access EO-103.pdf

    What other laws/regulations do the various governments from local to Federal have tucked into their back pockets? We’ve already seen the mayor of NOLA prevent state licenced CCW holders from carrying in the city by her proclamation while she works to flush the parish’s jail’s garbage out onto the street. At some point we’ll see, if this goes on much longer, the government dealing with peoples’ holdings of food and its distribution under hoarding laws. I’m waiting to see if, as the city’s suspending utility shutoffs for the duration of the emergency, we’ll end up paying for the underlings’ utility bills thru tax increases as ‘it’s just fair’?

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  25. F.D.R. in Hell says:

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  26. Sepp says:

    An Orthodox Prayer for Deliverance from COVID-19

    O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in Thine ineffable goodness, look down upon us, Thy people gathered in Thy Holy Name. Be Thou our helper and defender in this day of affliction. Thou knowest our weakness. Thou hearest our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who lovest mankind, deliver us from the impending threat of the Corona Virus. Send Thine angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians and preserve those who are healthy. Enable us to continue to serve our suffering brothers and sisters in peace that together we may glorify Thy most honorable and majestic Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.

    Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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  27. 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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  28. 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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