The Law of Unintended Consequences: Political Jousting, Military Sabre-Rattling and “Denial-Phobia” Regarding Nuclear Brinkmanship

Submitted by Terence Blackett
eintein“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing nothing” – Albert Einstein

17th century French philosopher, mathematician and social theorist Blaise Pascal in ‘Pensees’ (Thoughts on Religion) given his understanding of time & space opined: “When I consider the short duration of life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the little space which I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant, and which know me not, I am frightened, and am astonished at being here rather than there; for there is no reason why here rather than there, why now rather than then.”

Sobering thoughts for those willing to face their own inevitable mortality!

Never before has it been possible, in the almost 6000 years of recorded human history, did mankind possess the wherewithal to completely annihilate both himself and the entire planetary epigenesis with the touch of a button. The existential morbidity of such fearful possibilities and seminal terror we currently face have now come full circle!

Arguably, apocalyptic literature runs throughout the gamut of human civilization with some believing that the time-dated 2800 BC Assyrian Tablet from Nineveh, N. Iraq, housed in the British Museum was inscribed with the first known recorded prophecy of the end of the world and most notably, the Mesopotamian account of the Flood found in the Epic of Gilgamesh (Tigay 1982:214-240).

The historiography is replete with an ancient Norse mythological doomsday apocalypse, Meso-American Mayan prophecies, Tetrad of the Blood Moons and a sleuth of end of days, mesmerizing, Hollywood Blockbusters, (including Tom Hanks’ latest movie as Professor Robert Langdon in the new release “Inferno”) that pivots and posits a Dantesque type blood-curdling, earth-scorching narrative which many believe is housed in “FEARMONGERING” – used as a tool for social control of the masses – coughed up from the bowels of Jesuits in the Vatican.

Kabbalists, astro-physicists, astro-biologists, cosmologists & astronomers all believe that metaphysical as well as the metaphorical teachings regarding astronomical cycles explain the antediluvian disaster (i.e. The Flood) given that in the 1920’s & 30’s, Milutin Milankovitch, a geophysicist, showed that the amount of heat received from the sun varied, and that this was related to cyclical changes in the Earth’s orbit. He further showed that this variation was linked to whether the Earth was in a glacial (colder) or interglacial (warmer) period – hence today, earth scientists believe we are entering another such cycle – creating the conditions for massive fluctuations in climate change. According to some, another Jesuit ploy of mass perception deception!

Creationists however, on a simpler praxis, believe emphatically what the Bible says regarding the antediluvian destruction of this world in (Gen 9:11) – “And I will establish My Covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a Flood; neither shall there anymore be a Flood to destroy the earth…” (and the penultimate destruction): “for the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up…” (2 Pet 3:10)

The divide has never been clearer – one believes the evidence or one chooses to disbelieve – there is no middle ground!

Our world is on tenterhooks. Most human beings alive today believe we are facing down the barrel of a gun – both literally and metaphorically. The law of unintended consequences is at work across the board as purported by American sociologist Robert Merton. The belief that outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action – Merton in his influential piece entitled “The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action” believed that IGNORANCE” and ERROR” were at the heart of much of our human mindset and in his own words, he coined the term – “the imperious immediacy of interest.” Merton was alluding to periods in which the majority wants the intended consequence of an action so much that he purposefully chooses to ‘ignore’ any unintended effects – a classic example being the bloated military spending by most 1st world’s governments, on the “tools of death” – yet that type of wilful ignorance is very different from true ignorance.

We live in an increasing age of amnesia and paranoia – where those who have chosen blissful “IGNORANCE” will seek to even “UNREAD” this eye-opening discourse on our current reality or as expected, most will simply either “IGNORE” what’s written in plain view or be completely dismissive, choosing no-engagement because they lack the mental toughness & emotional rigidity to face their own reticent fears or are simply, in a state of spiritual paralysis due to a lack of living, active faith.

Most sceptical voyeurs reading this piece are already cognizant of the lessons of “The Cold War” – yet far too many are blissful unaware that those lessons have not funnelled down to our current brothers in Arab nations, where it seems the gates of hell have been unleashed. Since the (so-called) “Arab Spring”, we have witnessed the rise of militant, political Islam – geo-engineered by Western Elites as a ‘bogeyman’ in the same way that Soviet Russia was labelled during the ‘Cold War’ period and still remains so today.

We are witnessing in a supposed “Schengen-FREE” Europe (infiltrated by almost 3 million Arabs), the rise of ‘Cold War’ type metal walls & fences. NATO has just stationed 4000 troops in Poland and Lithuania as part of what is called the “European Reassurance Initiative” – a £4 billion program that seeks to assuage EU gov’ts that they will be protected given what has transpired in Ukraine and any/all future threats from infiltrated Islamic extremists. The USA GOV has also sent in a missile-class destroyer armoured carrier to be stationed about 50 miles from Kaliningrad – a Black Sea Russian port between Poland & Lithuania as an act of provocation to unnerve the Kremlin.

As more heavy weaponry makes its way into Europe, political scientists see harbingers of WW2 in the making – the difference being a multi-dimensional combative threat that hides in plain sight. The US continues to stockpile the latest generation of stealth bombers (F-22) to places like the Romanian Base on the Black Sea just 400 miles away from Sevastopol (in Crimean Peninsula) in the event of possible “FIRST STRIKE” options based on Russian aggression.

The US Airforce has also deployed F-15 jets to both Iceland & Holland and we are seeing where once peaceful Northern European nations like Finland (who recently called up 900,000 reservists) as well as the US sale of [40] Multiple Launch Rocket Systems worth some $150 million deepening the NATO stockpiles of heavy armoured vehicles in Norway (aptly called “pre-positioned gear” i.e. A1 Tanks, Amphibious Assault Vehicles & Logistic Support Technologies) and as Sweden ramp up military exercises in Estonia as a deterrent to Russian provocation with other EU actors such as Belgium, Spain and other non-EU participants – the US has also been practicing a nuclear attack on Russia in Norway using three B-52 bombers.

To further exasperate the Russian president given the 4000 cruise missiles pointed at Russia – all deliverable within an hour, plans have been formulated by the CIA at assassinating those closest to Mr Putin. Meantime, Obama has had Missile Defense Systems deployed in Poland and in other strategic locations around the world (Israel, Europe, South Korea etc.) to intercept North Korean, Chinese, Iranian & Russian missiles. So in response, Mr Putin has had as part of his “Invincible Shield” S-400 Systems put in place as a counter deterrent.

If these reverberations around the world are not “SIGNS” of an impending apocalypse – then we should look further down the rabbit-hole for more tell-tale perturbations.

According to the ACLU creeping #AmeriKKKan militarization have now hit the steps of the homes of every family in the United States of Amnesia & Paranoia – where the blurred lines between police & military are now almost gone. Stockpiles left over from the Iraq & Afghanistan theatres of war have also gone to state & federal agencies (i.e. the police & other agencies). In one report, the equipment cache involved some 435 Humvees, 45,000 night vision specs, 533 helicopters, 94,000 AR-15 Rifles & some 180, 718 weapon magazines while in Europe, Breitbart London reported that 600 members of various EU police & military forces have combined their training exercises in the event of mass population uprisings due to war protest. At the same time, Chinese police in concert with Italian police patrol Rome in the event of war, as China will protect Vatican City & Pope Francis from potential fallout.

Any enlightened student of military history will see that the political jousting that took place in WW2 is once again taking centre-stage, with virtually the same actors, just more clearly defined but with even greater angst and provocation.

The nefarious trade in the “SOULS” of men (Rev 18:13) using war as a pretext harps back to a time when there was “WAR IN HEAVEN” (Rev 12:7). The crucible of this looming “Inferno” before us should rattle the cages of all men but few are even “AWAKE” to the realization of what is before us, given that the tectonic denudations of war and strife in the last so-called “GREAT WAR” left in its wake 22 million Russians dead; 12 million Chinese, 8 million Germans, 7 million Poles, 2 million Japs, 2 million Slavs, 1 million Romanians & almost a million French… And the numbers do not end there!

Closer to home, according to the Memorial Gates Trust, in the British Commonwealth of the Caribbean of the time, with some “14 million souls during the war years, about 16,000 West Indians volunteered for service alongside the British during WW2. 100 women or more also volunteered. Some 6,000 West Indians served with both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force, in roles from fighter pilots to bomb aimers, air gunners to ground staff and administration. Thousands of West Indian seamen made their contributions in one of WW2 most dangerous services, the Merchant Navy – one-third of all merchant seamen were to die during the war. One 1000 volunteers for army service were formed into the Caribbean Regiment. Upwards of 40,000 West Indians opted to join the various branches of the civilian war effort in the United States. 236 Caribbean volunteers were killed or reported missing during the war; 265 were wounded.”

Britain just recently unveiled a honorary statue in front of St Thomas’ Hospital, London of Jamaican–Brit Mary Seacole – for what some are calling the nemesis of Florence Nightingale given her work as a nurse during the Crimean War.

As the grandson of one those West Indians who were given military honours for bravery during WW2 – I saw “FIRST HAND” what the rigours of war did to my own grandfather who was a tall man of 6ft 8ins – a gentle giant with a “dark-side” caused in part if not the whole to what he saw on the battle fields of Europe.

If in 2016, the sabre-rattling we are witnessing between multiple nations, kindred, tongue & people are indicative of an approaching WW3, where clearly (WEST v EAST), ISLAM v CHRISTIANITY; WHITE v BLACK; RICH v POOR, HAVES v HAVENOTS will make both previous wars looks like a mud-fight given the cost in human suffering and the carnage that will ensue.

War on any major scale in Europe involving the rest of the world will be cataclysmic without “DIVINE INTERVENTION” – for we know that a nuclear holocaust would be inevitable. In Europe alone we have 185 nuclear power plants. America has within her arsenal, hypersonic weaponry capable of taking out satellites above the earth while Russia’s SATAN 2 intercontinental ballistic missile which can carry a payload of a dozen nuclear warheads and can travel in stealth mode bedevils the worst of provocateurs.

Cyberwar is another major tool in the arsenal of countries like Russia & China who can make X-BOX games look like an episode of Sesame Street. Just in May of this year Obama warned the citizens of the US that they must “Be Ready For EMP Attacks, Engineered Pandemics, Massive Earthquakes, and Martial Law…” Again, the question must be asked: is this FEARMONGERING* or what is it that this guy knows that the rest of us are oblivious to? Notwithstanding, the amount of stockpiles the Dept. of Homeland Security have allocated in recent years – enough to fight a 100 year war! Surely, something ominous is lurking on the horizon?

Warnings are coming thick and fast! The Scriptures also warns us: “Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18) The house of cards that is this world economic system is nearing implosion and all the pundits & soothsayers are all saying the same thing. From billionaire Eric Sprott to Gerald Celente to Yanis Varoufakis et al are all saying that we have reached critical mass both politically, ideologically, militarily, economically – as a planet on the brink.

In Ernest Becker’s 1973 para-philosophical work, he cites from his book entitled – “The Denial of Death”, a eulogised concept called “Terror Management Theory” by stating some obvious truisms. For example, he opines that postmodern man walk around in this daze – a kind of distanciated stupor, almost in complete abject denial of his own mortality, with the added variant distractions of culture, entertainment and religion misgivings. For most to even conjure up the idea that their lives could be suddenly shattered out of all proportions would cause them (as the Bible puts it) to have their “hearts fail them for fear” but this is the “HANDWRITING” on the wall – regardless of obfuscation, denial-phobia or dismissiveness.

If truth is stranger than fiction, Hollywood’s portrayal of brinkmanship seems to write an ongoing apocalyptic script of intrigue and in one of its latest blockbusters “Amerigeddon” exposes the fault lines in the last remaining Empire on the earth. Anyone watching #POTUS2016 elections can see the Barnum & Bailey Circus of ‘Clowns’ (rich Elites who have gravitated to the lowest common denominator of ‘gutter politics’) know something truly evil is at work in our world. Daniel 11:45 reminds us that the “king of the North” will come to his end (suddenly) and they will be no one to help him.

May God help us in these end times!!!

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  • • The Rapture of the Church is The Next Major Biblical Event in History . Scripture presents it as the next prophetic event and as being imminent.
    • The Rapture of the Church will be the fulfillment of the promise that Jesus made to his disciples at the Last Supper
    • Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. -John 14:1-3
    • Christ in the Upper Room just before His death, told His disciples that He would leave and “go prepare a place for you.”
    He then promised to return for He said “I come again, to receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also.”
    Three events are mentioned.
    • (1) He would leave
    (2) He will prepare a place
    (3) He will return

    • The basic idea of the Rapture is drawn from the Latin term for “caught up”—rapturo. It means that the church of Jesus Christ, those who have trusted in Christ as their Savior, will literally be transported from earth to heaven in an instant. There will be no death for those who are raptured. They will be taken—caught up—in the air to be with Jesus! Paul believed that Jesus’ return was imminent, and that brought great comfort to him in his daily struggles. It is not difficult to understand Paul’s longing for this to occur when faced with the trials we are confronted with daily. However, no one knows when this will happen. We do know that we are given His Word as the assurance that it will happen.

    Below are the proof texts for the rapture
    1 Corinthians 15:51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
    52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    1 Thessalonians 4:
    16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

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  • Any members of the BU household want to challenge GP comments above

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  • GP;

    re your quote below:

    “16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”

    Is the Donald part of that prophecy?

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  • yes come challenge
    The WHAT, WHO, WHERE, and HOW of THE RAPTURE?
    The Rapture of The Church [the first phase of the second coming] is an exclusive experience of the true Church] and is fundamentally a New Testament doctrine. Truths concerning the rapture were first alluded to by Jesus during the Olivet discourse [Matt 23-25] and in John 14 in the special teachings he held for the disciples only, which John records. These embryonic mentions of this doctrine were later expanded to by Paul in1Cor 15: 51 ff , 2Peter 3 and in 1 Thes 4 :16-18 . They are also other brief mentions to this event in the other epistles.

    The rapture of the church is also called The Parousia. It is the next major event on the prophetic
    callender of God, and is described as imminent. The rapture will be a personal, visible and bodily
    return of the Lord Jesus Christ that will occur in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. When
    Jesus comes at the rapture, the righteous dead will be raised at this time, and in company of the
    saints who are alive at that time, will be translated to heaven for a reunion of the saints and the
    beginning of an eternity with Christ.

    In discussing this topic it is first necessary to note true that the word rapture does not occur in the Bible, even though the concept does. The English word rapture is derived from the Latin verb rapire which means to snatch away or seize by force, to be caught up and is the verb used for “ caught up ’’ in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 in the Vulgate. It has even begun to mean caught up in ecstasy. It is also to source of our word rape.

    The rapture which is described mainly in 1 Thesalonians 4: 16-18 and 1 Corinthians 15: 51 ff , but is mentioned in the epistles of Paul, James, Peter and John, refers to the event when the Lord Jesus will return in the air to catch away his bride- the body of believers which constitute the true universal church to be with him for ever as he promised in John 14:3.
    The following events are involved in the rapture of the church.
    1) The coming of the Lord
    2) The resurrection of the (saved) dead
    3) The translation of the living saints
    4) The reunion of the saints
    5) The beginning of an eternity with Christ .

    The following illusions about the rapture must be cleared up. Since a resurrection is involved in the rapture, and since John 5:24 and 29 teach that two groups of people will be raised, some have erroneously thought that these two groups will be raised simultaneously, and that both the righteous and the wicked dead will raised and judged simultaneously.

    However, proper perusal of the Scriptures will show that there are two resurrections and that these two resurrections will be separated by a period of at least 1007 years. The first resurrection concerns only the believing dead. The Wicked or unbelieving dead will be raised after the millennium

    The rapture of the church does not refer to the coming of the Holy Spirit at the day of Pentecost,
    nor does it refer to the conversation experience of a believer, nor is it a picturesque way of
    depicting the death of a believer, as some erroneously teach.

    The importance of the rapture is of great theological significance as mentioned in the introduction, and is of great personal and practical importance for all believers who are looking for Jesus’ coming because it represents the consummation of our salvation, as taught in scriptures like Romans 8:18-25, 1 John 3:2; Philippians 3:21; 2Corinthians 1:10 etc.

    Although the rapture or first phase of the second coming is not discussed much in the Old Testament, it is presented in figure in the translation of Enoch and Elijah. However, it seems clear that Job and the patriarchs expected to be involved in a physical resurrection from the dead such as is involved in the rapture.reference The reference to Enoch’s prophecy in Jude 14 suggests that God spoke to him about the second phase of Christ’s second advent during their walks together

    WHO WILL BE INVOLVED IN THE RAPTURE ?
    The only persons who will be caught up, or snatched away by force at the rapture are the believing dead and those believers who are alive at his coming. In Hebrews 9:28 these believers are described as “ looking for Him ’’. In 2 Timothy 4:8, we are told that He is coming for those who love his appearing. Jesus of course will also be involved. He will come Himself for the believers just as he promised in John 14:3. He will met His own in the air as promised by the angels in Acts 1:11.

    John 5.29 implies that there will be two resurrections. Again we emphasize that the first resurrection concerns only the believing dead, and that the wicked or unbelieving dead will be raised after the millennium

    WHERE WILL THE RAPTURE OCCUR?
    At the Rapture or parousia (I Thes 4: I Cor 15:51-58), Jesus will come in the air in secret for the saints (I Thess. 4:17). Only His own will see Him at this time (I Thess. 4:13-18). This is in stark contrast to the Second Coming (also called the Revelation or ephiphany), when Jesus comes with His own (I Thess. 3:13; Jude 14, and with ten thousands of his saint (jewels) Jude 14, and every eye shall see him (Rev 1; 7). At this time He will come to the earth to the Mount of Olives (Zech. 14:4; Acts 1: 1 1, 12).

    HOW WILL JESUS COME AT THE RAPTURE?
    Matt 24:27-30, 1 Cor 15: 51 both indicate that the first stage of Jesus’ second coming will be over in a split second in the twinkling of an eye. “For as the lightning cometh out of the east and shineth even unto the west so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.” This coming will be secret as to its method for Jesus will come suddenly and unexpectedly and a number of events will transpire in the twinkling of an eye. These are :-

    The coming of the Lord – a glad surprise, The Resurrection of Christian dead –a glorious resurrection, The Translation of living saints , followed by the grand reunion of all the saints; all of this will happen in a flash. The change from the earthly body to the heavenly will be instantaneous and complete. The dead will suddenly receive a new body which though retaining its identity will be gloriously transfigured. The second coming of Christ for the saints will occur so quickly that there will be no time for repentance there will be no countdown. Jesus likened his coming to lightning to indicate that it will be without warning [Matt24: 27]. 1Thes 5: 2 teaches that Jesus’ second coming will be as a thief in the night. Thieves come swiftly, secretly, silently and suddenly to the unsuspecting. These scriptures all teach that THE SECOND COMING IS IMMEDIATE (2 Peter 3:10). lsw dec2000

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  • re are-we-there-yet October 18, 2016 at 4:33 PM #
    GP;

    re your quote below:

    “16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”

    Is the Donald part of that prophecy?

    DEFINITELY NOT!

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  • Challenge What???

    Precepts without any foundation……

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  • GP How long have you been a believer ? reason that throughout all those theories ref. rapture and death.. ref jesus coming out of the sky the logic just does not correlate with scientific findings
    The reality of these things when confronted by the mind is absolute rejection

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  • i am a believer but i believe all of what you have presented can be achieved in the here and now….By that i mean that when Jesus said he was going to prepare a place for his believers such a place would be a dwelling place that resides in the heart of those who believe in Him from which they can connect with God and his Son spirituality while alive on this earth receiving all the gifts of the spirit peace ! joy ! patience all which are immeasurable and comprise of the joy which passeth all understanding .
    that is my conviction

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  • Why should a Christian have to die to receive a special gift ? can that special gift be a reward that is granted while alive and even after death with an immortal remembrance of all the good things they brought to this world in similar fashion as has been done to Christ and the disciples by their works and good deeds.
    truly i am not fascinated or excited by a life after death. While on this earth each and everyone has so much life to give to others simply by following jesus example and being doers of the Word
    When every Christain leaves this earth they should have found comfort within themselves by doing those things which are godly and should not be disappointed if they never reap a just reward in a promised heaven as they would have done enough that which is good on this earth enough to keep their soul alive throughout eternity

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  • Vincent Haynes October 18, 2016 at 4:55 PM #
    Challenge What???

    Precepts without any foundation……

    Haynes, you are a constant boring reminder that “ARROGANCE without FOUNDATION, is a manifestation of profound and chronic IGNORANCE…with your feet firmly planted in MIDAIR in IGNORANCE, and conscientious STUPIDITY!!!

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  • GP, Why do you waste your time seeking to enlighten those who have willfully chosen NOT to believe the TRUTH of His Word? You have asked me this many times before, this is the first time I’m asking you!?

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  • Bush Tea, You come again in your ‘spiritualistic’ ignorance, not understanding the sound Biblical concept of the ‘Trinity’ which I have soundly put you in your place about a number of times, none of which you can refute FROM Scripture, because to deny the ‘trinity’ you MUST come from God’s Word, the Bible to do so, NOT your maze of unbiblical NONSENSE, emanating from your BBE foolishness!

    Is the Doctrine of the Trinity in the Bible?

    Some people who reject the Trinity doctrine claim that the word “Trinity” is not found in Scripture. Of course, there is no verse that says “God is three Persons” or “God is a Trinity.” This is evident and true, but it proves nothing. There are many words and phrases that Christians use but are nevertheless not found in the Bible. For example, the word “Bible” is not found in the Bible.

    Opponents of the Trinity doctrine claim that a Trinitarian view of God’s nature and being can’t be proven from the Bible. Since the books of the Bible are not written as theological tracts, this may seem on the surface to be true. There is no statement in Scripture that says, “God is three Persons in one being, and here is the proof. . .”

    However, the New Testament does bring God (Father), the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit together in such a way as to strongly imply the Trinitarian nature of God. Three Scriptures are quoted below as a summary of the various other biblical passages that bring together the three Persons of the Godhead. One Scripture is from the Gospels, another is from the apostle Paul and a third is from Peter. The words in each passage referring to each of the three Persons are italicized to emphasize their Trinitarian implication:

    All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name [singular] of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

    May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14).

    To God’s elect…who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood (1 Peter 1:1-2).

    These three passages, one on the lips of Jesus, and the other two from leading apostles, each bringing together the three Persons of the Godhead in an unmistakable way. But these are only a sampling of other similar passages. See also Romans 14:17-18; 15:16; 1 Corinthians 2:2-5; 6:11; 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 2:18-22; 3:14-19; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:6-8; 1Thessalonians 1:3-5; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; and Titus 3:4-6. Read each of these passages and note how God (Father), Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit are brought together as instruments of our salvation.

    Such passages show that the New Testament faith is implicitly Trinitarian. None of these passages say directly that “God is a Trinity…” or “This is the Trinitarian doctrine…,” but they don’t need to. The books of the New Testament are not formal, point-by-point treatises of doctrine. Nonetheless, these and other Scriptures speak easily and without any self-consciousness of God (Father), Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit working together as one. The writers show no feeling of strangeness in joining these divine Persons together as a unity in their salvific work. Systematic theologian Alister E. McGrath makes this point in his book Christian Theology:

    The foundations of the doctrine of the Trinity are to be found in the pervasive pattern of divine activity to which the New Testament bears witness…. There is the closest of connections between the Father, Son, and Spirit in the New Testament writings. Time after time, New Testament passages link together these three elements as part of a greater whole. The totality of God’s saving presence and power can only, it would seem, be expressed by involving all three elements. (page 248)

    Such New Testament Scriptures answer the charge that the Trinity doctrine was developed only after several centuries and that it reflects “pagan” ideas, and not biblical ones. If we look at Scripture with an open mind regarding what it says about the being we call God, it’s clear that he is shown to be Triune in nature. The Bible reveals that the Father is God, Jesus the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet the Bible also insists that this is only one God. These biblical teachings led the early church to formulate the doctrine of the Trinity.

    We can confidently say that the Trinity, as a truth regarding God’s essential being, has always been a reality. It was not completely clear in the Old Testament. But the Incarnation of the Son of God and the coming of the Holy Spirit revealed that God was Triune. This revelation was made in concrete fact, in that the Son and the Holy Spirit broke into our world at definite points in history. The Triune revelation of God in historical time was later described in the word of God we call the New Testament.

    James R. White, a Christian apologist, says in his book The Forgotten Trinity: “The Trinity is a doctrine not revealed merely in words but instead in the very action of the Triune God in redemption itself! We know who God is by what He has done in bringing us to himself!” (page 167).www.gci.org

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  • RE Zoe October 18, 2016 at 9:32 PM #
    GP, Why do you waste your time seeking to enlighten those who have willfully chosen NOT to believe the TRUTH of His Word? You have asked me this many times before, this is the first time I’m asking you!?

    ZOE THIS IS A FAIR QUESTION
    THERE IS A MAN ON BU WHO SEEK TO MOCK ME FOR MY BELIEF IN THE RAPTURE
    I JUST SOUGHT TO SHARE MY BELIEF ALTHOUGH I KNOW THAT I AM WASTING MY TIME

    I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN ANY COMMUNITY OR PLACE WHERE THERE ARE SO MANY INFIDELS OR FOLK WHO APPEAR TO HAVE A SOUND OF GODLINESS, BUT WHO VERY CLEARLY DENY THE POWER THEREOF.

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  • Zoe and Georgie Porgie, how do you all explain Mark 13:32, if the Bible speaks of the doctrine of the Trinity?

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  • The adaptation and embracing of the churches teaching of the trinity came from the words of God and Jesus God said he would send His Son and Jesus saying he would send the Holy Spirit
    The Churches combination of all three as one is symbolic of the God head divine nature and Power
    Moreover there is no other earthly power that can achieve or ever achieve such adoration one that is spiritual one that is immortal and invisible

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  • Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible

    But of that day, and of that hour,…. Of Jerusalem’s destruction; for of nothing else had Christ been speaking; and, it is plain, the words are anaphorical, and relate to what goes before:

    knoweth no man; nay, they that lived to see it, and have spoken of it, are not agreed about the particular day, when it was; much less did they know it beforehand, or could speak of it, and make it known to others:

    no, not the angels which are in heaven; who are acquainted with many of the divine secrets, and have been employed in the imparting them to others, and in the executing divine purposes:

    neither the Son; Christ, as the son of man; though he did know it as the Son of God, who knows all things, and so this; but as the son of man, and from his human nature he had no knowledge of any thing future: what knowledge he had of future things in his humanity, he had from his deity; nor, as man, had he any commission to make known, nor did he make known the day of God’s vengeance on the Jews:

    but the Father; who has the times and seasons in his own power, for the executing of any particular judgment on a nation, or the general one;

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  • Question: “Why did Jesus teach in parables?”

    Answer: It has been said that a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. The Lord Jesus frequently used parables as a means of illustrating profound, divine truths. Stories such as these are easily remembered, the characters bold, and the symbolism rich in meaning. Parables were a common form of teaching in Judaism. Before a certain point in His ministry, Jesus had employed many graphic analogies using common things that would be familiar to everyone (salt, bread, sheep, etc.) and their meaning was fairly clear in the context of His teaching. Parables required more explanation, and at one point in His ministry, Jesus began to teach using parables exclusively.

    The question is why Jesus would let most people wonder about the meaning of His parables. The first instance of this is in His telling the parable of the seed and the soils. Before He interpreted this parable, He drew His disciples away from the crowd. They said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,

    ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’ But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it” (Matthew 13:10-17).

    From this point on in Jesus’ ministry, when He spoke in parables, He explained them only to His disciples. But those who had CONTINUALLY REJECTED His message were left in their SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS to wonder as to His meaning. He made a clear distinction between those who had been given “ears to hear” and those who PERSISTED in UNBELIEF—ever hearing, but never actually perceiving and “always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7). The disciples had been given the gift of spiritual discernment by which things of the spirit were made clear to them. Because they accepted truth from Jesus, they were given more and more truth. The same is true today of believers who have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit who guides us into all truth (John 16:13). He has opened our eyes to the light of truth and our ears to the sweet words of eternal life.

    Our Lord Jesus understood that truth is not sweet music to all ears. Simply put, there are those who have neither interest nor regard in the deep things of God. So why, then, did He speak in parables? To those with a genuine hunger for God, the parable is both an effective and memorable vehicle for the conveyance of divine truths. Our Lord’s parables contain great volumes of truth in very few words—and His parables, rich in imagery, are not easily forgotten. So, then, the parable is a blessing to those with willing ears. But to those with dull hearts and ears that are slow to hear, the parable is also an instrument of both judgment and mercy.www.gotquestions.org

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  • @ Zoe 5:44 AM
    Question: “Why did Jesus teach in parables?”

    YOUR Answer: It has been said that a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. The Lord Jesus frequently used parables as a means of illustrating profound, divine truths. Stories such as these are easily remembered, the characters bold, and the symbolism rich in meaning. Parables were a common form of teaching in Judaism. Before a certain point in His ministry, Jesus had employed many graphic analogies using common things that would be familiar to everyone (salt, bread, sheep, etc.) and their meaning was fairly clear in the context of His teaching. Parables required more explanation, and at one point in His ministry, Jesus began to teach using parables exclusively.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Jesus’s Answer when asked the SAME question by his disciples (Matt 13:10-15):
    10 Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” 11 And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12 For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says:

    “‘“You will indeed hear but never understand,
    and you will indeed see but never perceive.”
    15 For this people’s heart has grown dull,
    and with their ears they can barely hear,
    and their eyes they have closed,
    lest they should see with their eyes
    and hear with their ears
    and understand with their heart
    and turn, and I would heal them.
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    But perhaps you have studied more and done more exegeses than he did…..

    As Bushie said, if you cannot grasp basic decimals, then how do you expect to explore integral calculus with Bushie…?

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  • Zoe

    Chuckle…….I agree with you…..where ignorance is bliss ’tis folly to be wise…..

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  • @Bush Tea,

    “But perhaps you have studied more and done more exegeses than he did…..”

    BT, I FIRST BELIEVED, ‘Credo ut Intelligam’ I believed in order that I might UNDERSTAND.

    No amount of exegesis can give revelation, one must FIRST BELIEVE, in order then be blessed with understanding. The Cults do exegesis, but the results are erroneous, because they did NOT first believe the TRUTH of God’s Word.

    “….and those who PERSISTED in UNBELIEF—ever hearing, but never actually perceiving and “always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth” (2 Tim 3:7)

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  • @ Zoe

    Belief is for idiots

    If we ‘know’ then belief is unnecessary

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  • i john 5 make it very clear that one must believe in order to know

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  • This so-called Jonhny is as idiots as the fools who still continue to pay it any mind.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ T Blackett:
    “Arguably, apocalyptic literature runs throughout the gamut of human civilization with some believing that the time-dated 2800 BC Assyrian Tablet from Nineveh, N. Iraq, housed in the British Museum was inscribed with the first known recorded prophecy of the end of the world and most notably, the Mesopotamian account of the Flood found in the Epic of Gilgamesh (Tigay 1982:214-240).”

    I am glad you are beginning to demonstrate a widening of your intellectual vista. It would behoove you in the most admirable way if you should, more often than not, extricate your brain from its Judeo-Christian cocoon of plagiarized myths, legends and, in some cases, downright lies.

    Now you know the origin of the story of Noah’s flood.
    Tell us more about the Sumerian stories of old so that the likes of Zoe and GP can open their eyes and see the double helix (DNA) beam of enlightenment aka the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

    PS: What do you think about the following ‘assertion’ of equal merit to your Judeo-Christian perspective?

    “The creation of world story in Christianity and Islamic Dharma is false… full of errors! The creation of the world story as put up by Hinduism… the sacred Bhagavad-Gita has withstood scrutiny of time! Lord Krishna came about 3600 years before now. Right from creation of cosmos to stage of dissolution of cosmos all is explained in Bhagavad-Gita to the minutest detail!

    Belief or no belief… but for traveling path of spirituality, fathoming depth of wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita is necessitated… something no spiritual seeker can avoid. One can belong to any religion, faith or creed but for traveling the spiritual path… the path of unknown one need assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism.

    The sacred Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism is the only document available on mother Earth knowing which human beings finally emancipate from cycle of birth and death forever… reach cosmic end of life… the 8.4 millionth manifestation! As human beings, the highest manifest stage in cosmic life cycle we have been endowed with that special power of discrimination that distinguishes us from animals.”

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  • Pachamama October 20, 2016 at 7:37 AM #
    @ Zoe

    Belief is for idiots

    If we ‘know’ then belief is unnecessary

    Mama, I KNOW you are an IDIOT!!

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  • David

    My previous posts have not appeared hence my testing one,can you rectify.

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  • @Nnaki, There simply is no ‘equal merit’ to our Judeo-Christian perspective, NONE!

    PS: What do you think about the following ‘assertion’ of equal merit to your Judeo-Christian perspective?

    “The creation of world story in Christianity and Islamic Dharma is false… full of errors! The creation of the world story as put up by Hinduism… the sacred Bhagavad-Gita has withstood scrutiny of time! Lord Krishna came about 3600 years before now. Right from creation of cosmos to stage of dissolution of cosmos all is explained in Bhagavad-Gita to the minutest detail!

    The above citation re- Hinduism Nnaki, has no substance in any historical varacity, or empirical evidence; whereas our Judeo/Christian worldview is* the only one that stand alone in its coherent history of “The Table of Nations” in Genesis 10, which IS* an astonishingly accurate historical account. According to distinguished archaeologist, Professor Albright:

    “It stands absolutely alone in ancient literature without a remote parallel even among the Greeks…The Table of Nations remains an astonishingly accurate document…(It) shows such remarkably ‘modern’ understanding of the ethnic and linguistic situation in the modern world, in spite of all its complexity, that scholars never fail to be impressed with the author’s knowledge of the subject.”

    Hinduism with its pantheon of millions gods, endless reincarnation, is just another FALSE religion, carrying multitudes in HELL, as “AND AS IT IS APPOINTED FOR MEN TO DIE once, but after this the judgment. So Christ was offered ONCE to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him, He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” (Heb. 9:27).

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  • Physicist Brian Cox has weighed in one of astronomy’s most curious questions: Given the high probability of extraterrestrial life existing in the endlessly massive universe, why haven’t we seen any clear evidence of it?

    This question was first put forward by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi in the 1950s, in what’s now known as the Fermi paradox. He argued there’s a contradiction between the high probability of alien life existing and the total lack of hard evidence that intelligent life has ever evolved outside of Earth.

    “Where is everybody?” he famously asked.

    Well, Professor Cox thinks he might have the answer. But it isn’t too cheery.

    According to the Sunday Times, Cox said: “One solution to the Fermi paradox is that it is not possible to run a world that has the power to destroy itself and that needs global collaborative solutions to prevent that.”

    Yup, essentially there’s a chance aliens wipe themselves out via political turmoil before they ever become advanced enough to launch an interstellar exploration.

    He went on to warn: “It may be that the growth of science and engineering inevitably outstrips the development of political expertise, leading to disaster. We could be approaching that position.”

    Gulp.

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    @ Zoe October 20, 2016 at 2:49 PM
    “Hinduism with its pantheon of millions gods, endless reincarnation, is just another FALSE religion, carrying multitudes in HELL, as “AND AS IT IS APPOINTED FOR MEN TO DIE once, but after this the judgment. So Christ was offered ONCE to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him, He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” (Heb. 9:27).”

    By that statement you have just condemned your favourite religious nutters and chosen people of your desert god Yahweh, the JEWS, to eternal damnation to burn everlastingly in that inferno in the sky.

    Jews do NOT believe in or “Know” your man Jesus. So how can they sit next to you in heaven, Zoe?

    Unless, of course, you plan to overthrow the big boss (BBE) and let them in through the back gate to sell the few ‘christened’ blacks to the devil.

    BTW, Zoe, every star in the universe is a god; either major or minor.

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  • Q Jews do NOT believe in or “Know” your man Jesus. So how can they sit next to you in heaven, Zoe?
    A ALL SERIOUS BIBLE STUDENTS KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT. ITS RECORDED IN SCRIPTURES LIKE ROMANS 9-11, ZECHARIAH, REVELATION AND THERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT IT IN EACH OF THE PROPHETIC BOOKS AND THE PSALMS

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Georgie Porgie October 20, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    So what are you telling the BU household, GP?

    That you don’t need to believe in or accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour to get to heaven since his death on the Cross i.e. his crucifixion on Earth represented by the four major compass points of NSEW?

    I am sure the millions of slaves who died without knowing Sweet Jesus will be happy to hear such ‘glad tidings”

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  • Q So what are you telling the BU household, GP?
    A THAT YOU ARE A BIBLE ILLITERATE WHO IS UNEDUCABLE

    IF YOU WOULD READ THE SCRIPTURE PROPERLY YOU WOULD FIND THE ANSWERS
    STUDY TO HOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD

    TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESIMONY
    HERE A LITTLE AND THERE A LITTLE

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    @ Georgie Porgie October 20, 2016 at 5:46 PM
    “IF YOU WOULD READ THE SCRIPTURE PROPERLY YOU WOULD FIND THE ANSWERS
    STUDY TO HOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD”

    But GP, it is not the so-called atheist Miller (just because he ‘believes’ in a different God to that of you and Zoe) who is in need of ‘enlightenment’ but the thousands of BU readers searching for the same answer(s).

    What about the millions of illiterates who just can’t read or the few billions who don’t have access to your Bible?

    The simple question to you, Sir GP, is whether you can get through the pearly gates without having to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.
    Amen!

    PS: Sorry to do this to you old boy, but I think you are getting a bit out of hand like Zoe with this biblical claptrap. Better stick to medicine which is, should we say, more Scientific’ based.

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  • there are no thousands of BU READERS
    AND NO ONE ON BU ARE REALLY SINCERELY SEEKING ANSWERS
    FOLK LIKE YOU ARE MOCKERS AND SCOFFERS
    YOU KNOW FULL WELL THE ANSWER TO whether you can get through the pearly gates without having to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. OR YOU OUGHT TO KNOW

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  • @MillerNnaki/Monkey, You know the truth, but, you’ve stubbornly in your typical arrogance rejected it, and will, therefore spend eternity in everlasting conscious torment and misery, enjoy yourself now Nnaki, in your blatant foolish scoffing ways, no such folly and foolishness exist in the Lake of Fire!

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  • Lake of Fire ..symbolic of a conscience / soul that will continue to torment the mind soul and body of an individual who choose to live a life of ungodliness throughout lives journey .

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    @ Zoe October 21, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    You can always tell when a fraud is exposed. Instead of admitting that his favourite Jews cannot go to heaven because of their abject refusal to accept Jesus as their Lord & Saviour in Christ we are anointed with a hail of unchristian appellations.

    Which truth is that, Zoe? Are you referring to the LIGHT that the Jewish Rabbi Yaakov Cohen speaks about?

    The same Light from “Heaven” that blinded that Jew assassin called Saul and converted him into an enlightened Christian Paul?

    Despite the red herrings and ad hominems, the crucial question posed to you still remains unanswered: Can Jews go to your Christian Heaven unless they convert to Christianity?

    One thing for sure, our souls will never meet in Gehenna. Unlike you, Zoe, the miller is not a lying hypocrite. And unlike you there is no need for the many cleansing of my soul.

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  • RE You can always tell when a fraud is exposed. Instead of admitting that his favourite Jews cannot go to heaven because of their abject refusal to accept Jesus as their Lord & Saviour in Christ we are anointed with a hail of unchristian appellations.

    I GAVE YOU A LIST OF SCRIPTURES TO READ TO ENABLE YOU TO ASCERTAIN THE FATE OF THE JEWS IN THE ESCHATON
    HAVE YOU READ THE SCRIPTURES?
    SINCE YOU HAVE NOT, WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO DISPLAY YOUR IGNORANCE?

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  • millertheanunnaki October 21, 2016 at 8:31 AM #

    Chuckle……..you must take a bow for your ability to logically deal with illogic,unfortunately it will not produce a result as those believers are too steeped in their own folly for you to make a difference…..but who knows…..hope springs eternal.

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  • @ Vincent
    This question was first put forward by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi in the 1950s, in what’s now known as the Fermi paradox. He argued there’s a contradiction between the high probability of alien life existing and the total lack of hard evidence that intelligent life has ever evolved outside of Earth.

    “Where is everybody?” he famously asked.
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    Boss, why did you not refer this paradox to Bushie?

    The answer VERY simply lies in the limitation of our human senses’ ability to detect the characteristics exhibited by other life forms.
    A blind man is ignorant of the hard evidence of colour, light and shadows all around him.
    A deaf man will be unaware of the multitude of sounds that fill his surroundings….. he may well feel totally alone in his thoughts – despite the shouting all around.

    It is all about the ‘senses’.

    Given the correct ‘sense’ (referred to in the Bible as the Holy spirit) you would be surprised at what suddenly ‘appears’ in your surroundings…

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  • Bush Tea October 21, 2016 at 11:58 AM #

    You were going good until the last paragraph,where you reverted to norm.

    If we ignore the last para,I will agree with the rest and you will now understand why I continue to say…nothing produced by humanoid can solve the mystery….what you call senses,I refer to as our genes…..we were not constructed to discover or to know……hence all the gods in all religions will remain myths constructed by humanoids limited genetic make up.

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  • The theorist of religious dogma who can or pretend tp be bible literalist protrays that heaven is a place of abode for the believers of Jesus when Jesus returns to earth.
    However Jesus did not mixed his words when he said that heaven and earth would pass awsy but his words would not.
    By any intrepretation passing away would mean out of existence or no more or ceases to be a part of ceases to exist
    Giving those clear and logical definitions there is no way one clan relate or forsee of a heaven after Jesus statemen Pp9

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  • EARLIER THIS YEAR A MEDICAL ILLITERATE ON BU OUGHT TO CHALLENGE ME WHEN I POSITED AN OPINION ABOUT TWO CASES OF WOMEN HAVING TO HAVE CAESAREAN SECTIONS AT THE QEH

    THERE WAS ANOTHER FEMALE JACKAS THAT JOINED HIM, WHO HAS SINCE DEPARTED WITH HER TAIL BETWEEN HER LEGS

    HERE IS AN INTERESTING CASE FROM 4O YEAR AGO CONDUCTED BY ONE OF THE UWI STALWART WHO ESTABLISHED THE UWI OBSTETRICS PROGRAM AT QEH AS REPORTED BY A CLASSMATE ON THE DEATH OF THE DEAR DR/TEACHER

    If memory serves me well, it was with XXXXXX that we did a C.section on a young nurse in active but obstructed labour (strong uterine contractions, cervix 3 to 4 cm dilated, but unengaged head) only to find a full term abdominal pregnancy. This was a pre-ultrasound era.Think of it!
    A full term ectopic pregnancy in labour. Baby and mom did well….without antiobiotics or methotrexate or any other treatments for the placenta that was left in situ. It was quite the sight: an amnjotic sac in the abdomen with an healthy moving baby. The uterus was a postpartum size (at the umbilicus) and it was actvely contracting with nothing in it and the baby was happily floating around in the amniotic sac above the uterus. Incredible!

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  • believe, (Gk. pisteuo pis-yoo-oh) The verb form of ‘pistis’ ‘Faith” It means to trust in, have faith in, be fully convinced of, acknowledge, rely on. Pisteuo is more than credence in church doctrines or articles of faith, it expresses reliance upon and a personal trust that produces obedience. It includes submission and a positive confession of the Lordship of Jesus.

    “But what does it say? ‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart ‘ ( that is, the word of faith which we preach):

    v.9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and BELIEVE in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

    v.10 For with the heart one BELIEVES unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    v.11 For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever BELIEVES on Him will not be put to shame.”

    v 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek (Gentile) for the same Lord over all is rich to ALL who call upon Him.

    v. 13 For WHOEVER calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Rom 10: 9-13)

    1 John 5: 11-13

    v. 11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

    v. 12 He who has the Son has life; he who does NOT have the Son of God does NOT have life.

    v.13 These things I have written to you who BELIEVE in the name of the Son of God, that you may KNOW that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to BELIEVE in the name of the Son of God.

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  • MEDIA BLACKOUT: 120 COUNTRIES AMASS 4 WAR!!! Hocus Pocus or has the gauntlet been thrown down? You decide!!!

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  • @Zoe

    You need to address the before. What triggers a person to have faith. When does the life altering experience come? If it does not come what happens?

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  • All Jesus was simply saying with so much ease and not need for intrepretation by theologist or religious gurus.
    All He was saying that to have “eternal life” an individual would have to belive in God and those things of God.
    Now if we want to take that point further in manner of speech as relating to what Jesus meant when he said “eternal life”
    Then one should ask the question .Was Jesus speaking of an eternal life after death?or was she speaking of an “eternal life by which the human soul can relate to God throughout eternity?
    Since the Soul of every human does not die it remains alive by those things which the physical body did while it was alive . Therefore taking the words “eternal life” to construct it to a physical life after death is in opposite to what jesus taught as Faith by the Spirit

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  • re You need to address the before. What triggers a person to have faith. When does the life altering experience come? If it does not come what happens?

    WHAT A NONSENSICAL QUESTION
    THE WORD SAYS SIMPLY “BELIEVE!”
    LITTLE CHILDREN UNDERSTAND IT believe believe believe

    I have seen it in Bible Club all over Barbados and in Sunday School’s throughout the Carribean. PEOPLE BELIEVE THE WORD

    then you come on BU for a moron to try to tell you how to teach the Word.

    IF YOU DONT BELIEVE, YOU WILL APPEAR AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT WITH THE REsT OF THE UNBELIEVING IDIOTS WHO MOCK AND SCOFF and ask stupid questions, then you will go to the lake of fire….simple

    i was an Anglican of the Anglican when I heard the Word. IT MADE SENSE AND I BELIEVED

    THEN I OBEYED THE SCRIPTURE

    STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH

    WHEREVER I HAVE GONE IN THE WORLD AND ASKED TO TEACH I HAVE BEEN WELL RECIEVED AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN ASHAMED CAUSE I RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH

    THEN YOU COME ON BU AND YOU MEET THE GREATEST COLLECTION OF BIBLE ILLITERATES AND MORONS AND PLAIN SIMPLE DEVILS ASKING FOOLISHNESS AND CHALLENGING AND SAYING YOU DONT HAVE TO STUDY

    Zoe quotes from Romans 10 and 1 John and BU’s prime clown talking about
    what Jesus said”

    This was the first scripture I memorised as a teenager

    Romans 10
    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.

    listen to the fools now
    come and talk your nonsense

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  • There are twelve classical world religions—those religions most often included in history of world religion surveys and studied in world religions classes: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.
    Major Religions of the World – Infoplease
    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0113529.html

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  • Zoe quotes from Romans.but Jesus statements supersedes all others unless Jesus had a change of heart and sent confusing messages to his Apostles which would never happen his word as he stated would never pass away.
    Jesus ofetn use parables to describe heaven he never say that heaven was a place of abode where Christains would return to life and lived through out eternity
    The Church dogma which has been around for thousand of years has been challenged and found wanting borh logicallly and scientifically. For dust we were created and dust we shall return but the spirit or soul of that which is good and which dwells in man should live for ever.
    Btw GP it does u no good to call anyone a clown you Pharisee

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  • WORD OF A JACKASS :Jesus ofetn use parables to describe heaven he never say that heaven was a place of abode where Christains would return to life and lived through out eternity
    WORD OF GOD: John
    Chapter 14
    1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
    2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
    3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

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  • @David

    The Word Brings Salvation

    …16 But not all of them welcomed the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”

    17 Consequently, faith comes by HEARING, and HEARING by the word of Christ.

    18 But I ask, did they not hear? Indeed they did: “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”… (Rom 10: 16-18)

    David, Millions the world over, just like you, have HEARD the Gospel of the Good news, have you ever felt a gentle leading in your ‘Heart’ to repent and accept and receive Jesus as your Saviour and Lord? If you’ve felt that gentle ‘leading’ in your heart David, its the Holy Spirit prompting you, He will NOT force you, as the choice is yours to either respond to the Lord’s leading to either ACCEPT Jesus as your personal Saviour, or REJECT Him, the choice is entirely up to you, as it is with all of us!

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  • @Zoe

    The question was abut children; children everywhere. The boy in Iran who will likely grow up to be a Moslem, the native boy in the Amazon forest, the boy in India who will be Hindu and of course the bot in Barbados who has more than a 50:50 chance to follow the Christian faith.

    Thanks for responding.

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  • House not a mentioned of the Word “heaven” my house has many mansions .Jesus also referred the Body as a Temple. There are many instances when Jesus used simplistic language to make a point.
    Yea are the salt of the earth.all which cannot be taken literal but as symbols of reference whereby most can understand.
    It takes more than a leap if faith to understand a dead body returning from the grave to be transformed into a luving being after years of rot and decay
    My belief and which i behold is one of spirituality and a belief which gives hope for a spiritual awakening of the soul which restores life to the mind soul and body
    Nothing hocus pocus or living a make belief of magic and fantasy

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  • yes zoe tell us about The boy in Iran who will likely grow up to be a Moslem, the native boy in the Amazon forest, the boy in India who will be Hindu and of course the bot in Barbados who has more than a 50:50 chance to follow the Christian faith.

    TELL US ALSO ABOUT THE VERY STUPID IDIOTS ON BU WHO HAVE HEARD THE GOSPEL AND MOCK AND SCOFF AND JEER AND TWIST AND SPIN IT

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  • Anonymouse - TheGazer

    Have as much interest in this as I had with MB posting on Trump…
    However, it is good to see Zoe is again contributing; now I will be put to sleep
    I do not mock, scoff, jeer, twist or spin. I ignore

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  • RE I do not mock, scoff, jeer, twist or spin. I ignore

    THAT IS A FANTASTIC IDEA IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED INSTEAD OF THE JUNK THAT IS POSITED ON THESE POSTS.

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  • This is the Fermi Paradox.
    The Fermi Paradox. · Video

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  • http://kairosfocus.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-collapse-of-leadership-as-sophia.html

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    A collapse of leadership — as Sophia warned us about

    . . . In Proverbs 1:20 – 33:
    20 Wisdom [Gk: Sophia] cries aloud in the street,
    in the markets she raises her voice;
    21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
    at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:
    22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
    How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
    and fools hate knowledge?
    23 If you turn at my reproof,[a]
    behold, I will pour out my spirit to you;
    I will make my words known to you.
    24 Because I have called and you refused to listen,
    have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
    25 because you have ignored all my counsel
    and would have none of my reproof,
    26 I also will laugh at your calamity;
    I will mock when terror strikes you,
    27 when terror strikes you like a storm
    and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
    when distress and anguish come upon you.
    28 Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;
    they will seek me diligently but will not find me.
    29 Because they hated knowledge
    and did not choose the fear of the Lord,
    30 would have none of my counsel
    and despised all my reproof,
    31 therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,
    and have their fill of their own devices.
    32 For the simple are killed by their turning away,
    and the complacency of fools destroys them;
    33 but whoever listens to me will dwell secure
    and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.” [ESV]
    Here, we see a picture of a city in trouble.

    Sophia — wisdom personified — is about to give a final warning, and she goes about like a town-crier, calling people to the gates; the traditional place for merchants, movers, shakers, decision-makers, courts and rulers to meet. That’s where she makes her speech.

    In the implied presence of the elders in the gates, she speaks to the city in grim rebuke.

    The diagnosis addresses three influential groups: the simple, the mockers, the hardened fools. For the first, she points out that it is wrong to be simplistic and lazy-minded in the face of the complexities of reality, that just sets you up to fall into traps and troubles. The second group have taken a further step down the road of folly to ruin: lacking the fear of God, they mock sound insight and counsel, to try to discredit sound teachers sent by God. The third, are the confirmed, hardened fools who resist correction and are hostile to knowledge. Indeed, they hate sound knowledge, and of course sound teachers who will not tickle their ears with what they want to hear.

    A city — and I daresay, a nation or a civilisation — in such hands is patently on a march of folly; on, a road to ruin:

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  • Zoe

    The diagnosis addresses three influential groups: the simple, the mockers, the hardened fools. For the first, she points out that it is wrong to be simplistic and lazy-minded in the face of the complexities of reality, that just sets you up to fall into traps and troubles. The second group have taken a further step down the road of folly to ruin: lacking the fear of God, they mock sound insight and counsel, to try to discredit sound teachers sent by God. The third, are the confirmed, hardened fools who resist correction and are hostile to knowledge. Indeed, they hate sound knowledge, and of course sound teachers who will not tickle their ears with what they want to hear.

    A city — and I daresay, a nation or a civilisation — in such hands is patently on a march of folly; on, a road to ruin:
    ……………………………………………………..

    The 1st and 3rd are correct as well as the last sentence summation,being applicable to 1&3 and this applies not only to our country on its 50th but to individuals on this blog as well.

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  • @ V.Haynes, You are clearly and obviously at the very center of group 2 and 3, like an Ant stuck in the epidermis of an Elephants foot!

    The second group have taken a further step down the road of folly to ruin: lacking the fear of God, they mock sound insight and counsel, to try to discredit sound teachers sent by God. The third, are the confirmed, hardened fools who resist correction and are hostile to knowledge. Indeed, they hate sound knowledge, and of course sound teachers who will not tickle their ears with what they want to hear.

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  • “Wisdom is the principal thing;Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7).

    Knowledge is informative, Wisdom is instructive! Logic is prescriptive!

    Pride and Arrogance go before a fall!

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Zoe October 25, 2016 at 11:07 AM
    “The second group have taken a further step down the road of folly to ruin: lacking the fear of God, they mock sound insight and counsel, to try to discredit sound teachers sent by God. ”

    Would you consider those “sound teachers sent by God” to include people like Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tzu and even Mahatma Gandhi? Or do you consider them to be just children of Satan and devil worshippers?

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  • Zoe October 25, 2016 at 11:14 AM #
    Knowledge is informative, Wisdom is instructive! Logic is prescriptive!

    Pride and Arrogance go before a fall!
    ……………………………………………………………

    Totally agree with the above statement especially the use of logic,it is a great pity that you have chosen to ignore the first three and prefer to adhere to the last two.

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