Thursday, May 31, 2012

REVELATION SPEAKS PEACE-PART TWO-ARMAGGEDON

This is a commentary on session one on the second video tape in this series.

The speaker, Sean Bunstre, asserts that the real point of Armaggedon is "if God be God then follow Him, but if Ball be God follow him." Actually, this is the whole point of the book of Revelation. John is given this vision of the end times where the door of grace will be shut and there will only be those serving God and those serving Satan. There will be no fence-sitters and no gray areas.

Also, may I point out the audacity of beginning what is supposed to be a commentary on a book of the Bible in the sixteenth chapter? That's one thing about the Seventh-day Adventists: they aren't much for expositional teaching. Apart from Daniel and Revelation, you won't find many Seventh-day Adventist pastors who take a book of the Bible and go through the whole thing from beginning to end.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

REPLY AWL

In this week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind, Elena Roberts writes about prisoners transcribing braille. Aside from the fact jails are unscriptural, having prisoners work takes jobs away from the rest of the general public. Soon you'll call up your bucking bank and the person on the other side will be sitting in a cell wearing an orange jump suit.

In the same issue, Anne Chiapatta writes about getting her first tatoo. Aside from the fact tatoos are unscriptural, they are a bad idea from another standpoint. A few years ago, a Japanese scientist discovered it was possible to write on water, and when he wrote kind words or hateful words on it, they changed the water's character. Our bodies are 70 percent water, so what could tatoos do to our bodies?

In the same issue, Lynn Tatum writes about needing surgery for gallstones. The process for said surgery involved a sonogram. A friend jokingly asked her if she were having the sonogram because she thought she might be pregnant. I don't know. Maybe her partner Maria will get her pregnant someday.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Christianity can be like a drug. You try a little bit and don't really like it, but you want more. Eventually you want it in greater and greater amounts till it takes over your whole life.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

REVELATION SPEAKS PEACE-PART ONE-SIGNS OF THE TIMES

This is the first in a series of commentaries on a video series put out by It Is Written Television in 2002. This post will discuss the second session on the first video entitled "Signs Of The Times" or something.

Earthquakes: Saying for the sake of argument we're having as many severe earthquakes as we've ever had (due to inaccurate measurement, lack of record keeping, primitive communication in previous centuries, and much of the world not having been discovered yet) earthquakes affect the world more than they ever have before. This is because everything is globalized these days. Before, an earthquake in China would have consequences only for the people living in that area. Nowadays, an earthquake in China means fewer apples in North American supermarkets because many tons of apples are imported from China.

Famins: Even not taking into account the fact that more and more of the world's erreable land is being given over to development, we're having a global famine on a scale we've never seen before. We're eating more food than we can produce each year. Also, there have been multiple large-scale crop failures in the past few years.

Pestilences: West Nile, bird flu, swine flu, superbugs, flesh eating disease nothing. In the 21st-century we're facing epidemics of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, auto imune disorders, and many other sicknesses. This problem isn't limited to Western society but is becoming widespread across the world as countries adopt the Western lifestyle.

Moral Decay: There is nothing new under the sun and we've always had the sins we have today, but now it is possible to sin more than ever before. Homosexuality has always existed but now it is possible to create fictional TV series featuring homosexual couples created by the writers and producer. People can now watch sinful acts on television, computers and smart phones, and have access to multiple means of recording them and viewing them over and over.

The Gospel Going Throughout The World: Not only the good news of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection is being proclaimed in all parts of this planet, but the Gospel of the kingdom of Heaven. Time for me to help spread it:

Jesus Christ is coming in our lifetime. Sincerely prepare to meet God. (Acts 2 38)

Friday, May 25, 2012

I'M GOIN WHERE THE SUN KEEPS SHININ: THE AMAZING JAM, THIS SUNDAY AND EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN MADOC

“I'm goin' where the sun keeps shinin'

Through the pouring rain

Goin' where the weather suits my clothes

Bankin' off of the northeast wind

Sailing on a summer breeze

Skippin' over the ocean like a stone....”

“Everybody’s Talking” – Fred Neil

Yeah, ....where the sun keeps shinin’ through the pouring rain. Must be the gardener in me coming out. Not to disappoint all the happy ‘summer weather people’, but we could use a bit of that ‘pouring rain’. These lyrics seemed like the perfect compromise!

But rain or shine....

Why don’t you get your axe together and hustle on down to Amazing Coffee (in Madoc) this Sunday afternoon for 2 o’clock! We’ll be looking out for you.

It’s a good bunch of people playing all kinds of music together. Happens this Sunday (and every Sunday) afternoon.

Come and join us! Bring your instruments, your voices and your songs. We'll be starting up the tunes around 2 in the afternoon and running until 4 pm or after.'The Coffee' is on the corner of Russel St. and Prince Albert just a couple of blocks south of Hwy 7. Highway 62 (Russel St.) runs right past the door!

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It's all unplugged and it's all good! We've had guitars and basses and harmonicas and banjos and mandolins and ukuleles and fiddles and accordions and flutes and saxophones and a dobro and a harpist with a reallynice celtic harp. (Check out the pictures.) There's a piano over in the corner that's fairly much in tune and a drummer sometimes turns up playing a snare with soft nylon brushes (not too loud, sounds just right...) Some people sing to their own instrumental accompaniment, some singers bring an accompanist with them and there is one absolutely fabulous vocalist (yes, that’s you Carol....) who sings a cappella with heart, passion and soul so rich and vibrant that the even the coffee grinder behind the bar falls silent! Conga drums set-up in the parking lot....

Could be only 4 or 5 of us; might be a whole room full of musicians. This group has a place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced players alike. Musicians range from people in their teens all the way through proto-geezers and even an incipient-geriat or two....

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The music is just terrific; good tunes you may have heard before and a songwriter or two (or three, or four or more) who keep on amazing us all with their talent. Never know who will be there but it's always worth coming out and joining in.

2012_03040008The Amazing Coffee serves tea, coffee, espresso, latte, cappuccino, chocolate – you name it – and the food at ‘The Coffee’ is quite excellent too.

Thanks to everyone who comes out to play music together, "bringing it all back home". Thanks to Tony Long, the proprietor at the Amazing Coffee for giving us this space to play our tunes every week. And thanks to Sarah, the fabulous lady behind the bar!

Welcome new faces, familiar ones and small faces too. And welcome to all the people whose pleasure it is to stop by 'the Coffee' on Sunday afternoons and listen to the music while they sip their coffees, enjoy their sandwiches and pastries, use the high-speed internet...

Share a song or two, or several...

Come on out this Sunday aft and "get yer lovin' spoonful". Help us make just a spoonful of Amazing Coffee worth 2 or 3 cups of that other stuff from up the road.

James Reid

Thursday, May 24, 2012

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Cudos to 24-7 Comedy Radio for playing Bob And Ray a couple weeks ago.

Noticed 680 News has a new staff announcer.

That new show "Elementary" sounds particularly awful.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

LOVE AND RESPECT-DISC FOUR

I think this is actually disc two but seeing as how he doesn't announce which session it is at the beginning I had no way of knowing that. Oh well, just another thing in my life I've done backwards.

"When women have conversations together, they sit face to face. When men have conversations, they don't do this." I so notice that. When I'm having a conversation with a girl, she tends to sit directly across from me and I can see the shadow of her face looking at me. When I'm out for breakfast or coffee with a male friend, he sits slightly diagonally across from me or off to the side.

"Women like eye contact." This is one of the challenges of dating when you're blind: the lack of eye contact. How are blind men supposed to handle this? I guess maybe just try our best to orient ourselves to the woman's face.

"Women tune in to everything that's going on in a room." I do this, too; tune into every sound and conversation going on in a space. This is more due to the fact that because I'm blind I need to really pay attention to my surroundings. I think it could be a male thing also in that I'm subconsciously on the lookout in case something bad happens.

I've heard people from India have an ability to all talk at once and listen at the same time.

"Women are only the weaker vessel when it comes to understanding (the u in the COUPLE acronym.)" I think they're the weaker vessel in more ways than this. Their God-given nurturing and empathetic spirit leaves them more vulnerable in many areas.

"We are all female in relation to Christ. How would we feel if Christ said "You keep coming to me with the same prayers week after week. I'm sick of it and what's more you haven't done the thing I told you last time." Maybe we wouldn't have to come to Jesus with the same burdens all the time if we would act on His Holy Spirit guidance.

"In conversation, women will go from topic to topic. It's what we call spider webbing." This is so true. At an Easter breakfast, I sat across from three delightful little girls around age 11. In the span of about fifteen minutes they talked about: the new guinea pig one of the girls had as a pet, staying up late, an excursion one of the girls had gone on recently, what responsibilities one of the girls had now that her homeschooling was done for the year, whether their moms liked shopping, things you could get at this one store in the mall, and finally moving into talk about one of the specific things you could get at the just mentioned store.

"Women need reassurance that you love them." Men, particularly those who are actors or broadcasters like myself need constant reassurance. Everybody has doubts at times.

"Men are turned on by nudity." Again with the sexuality thing. Ladies, if there were a naked man standing in front of you right now, you'd get aroused.

"I just got off the phone with my sister. She's taking a carpentry class and made a rocking chair. Before that she took a gourmet cooking class. She makes everything. What do I make?"
"You make me happy."

You make me complete,
You make me completely,
You make me completely miserable.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

YOUTH CENTRE BBQ

Good day, all.




On Saturday, June 23rd, the Quinte West Youth Center in Trenton is

holding their first annual BBQ and yard sale fund raiser. The Youth

Center is a non-profit organization that is open to youth from ages 12

to 18 years old. The goal of the center is to provide a safe, fun

atmosphere where kids can come and learn through various programs

developed by the center and its volunteers. Some examples of the

programs and events put on by the center are cooking classes, carpentry

projects (so far, bike racks and a picnic table) and other life-skills

classes, photography courses, geo-caching as well as camping trips and

trips to Canada's Wonderland.



The fund raiser runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Quinte West Youth Center located at 2 Wooler

Road, on the corner of Wooler Road and Store St. in Trenton.

Although the music is intended fro public consumption, the format is

going to be very casual and likely unplugged. I have in mind to do sort

of what we do at the Amazing Jam in Madoc (for all who have been to the

Amazing Jam). Any other donations toward the yard sale would also be

greatly appreciated. If nothing else please come for the BBQ to support

this great program.



If you would like to help or if you have any questions, you can e-mail

me at peter_fletcher1@hotmail.com.

Thank you.

Pete Fletcher

LOVE AND RESPECT-DISC THREE

"Women in leadership roles in the workplace still want their husbands to be the leader at home." The problem a lot of times with women going into the work force, especially for women in the position of CEO is that it forces them into a role and into situations they aren't equipped to handle a lot of the time. In the millenial reign, after the tares have been destroyed, men and women will take on their gender roles more perfectly.

"Ladies, are you willing to let your husband have at least 51 percent of the authority over you?" Marriage isn't 50-50 or 51-49: it's 100-100. The man needs to fulfill his role as the head 100 percent and the woman needs to fulfill her role as the helpmeet 100 percent.

Those who control the world, the aforementioned tares, a group of people whom I have alluded to by name on this blog many times, don't want equality or egalitarianism between the sexes. Rather, they want to mix together the genders, destroying God's creation of humans male and female. The hermaphrodite is the model: the passive irresponsibility of a man whose authority has been removed combined with the submissive nature of women. This is being achieved in the church these days as evidenced by the passive, castrated whimps of males we see in Christianity nowadays.

"Men see the darker side of themselves. Women aren't prone to certain sins. Women don't see their sins as readily." Generally, men and women are more prone to certain sins. However, I've heard of a fair number of women who are addicted to pornography, for example.

"Women more readily acknowledge that they've sinned." Actually, when men are confronted with their sins, they'll take responsibility for it. "Yes, I did that thing. I screwed up our marriage." Women, on the other hand, will acknowledge but make excuses at the same time. "Well, I had an affair but he drove me to it."

"In a study examining the interaction of best friends of the same age, the most transparent conversation among the male participants took place between the two sixteen year old boys." Actually, I have noticed that teenage boys are deeper and more transparent with each other than other agegroups of men. Maybe it's because they're at that stage in their lives when they're really starting to figure out what life is all about and who they are.

"Men are visually oriented. That's why Jesus said "whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust."" Women lust with their eyes, too. The reason He gave this commandment in the context of men was because the man is the head of the woman. Any woman who also looks at a man to lust has committed adultery with him already.

"Men come out of the shower ... "Get a towel. You're sick." Again, this goes back to what I talked about in my last commentary on this series about how Christian women are taught not to like sex. A woman needs to learn to appreciate her husband sexually, including the sight of him coming out of the shower wearing (or not) a towel. These days in the church, a woman who is actually aroused by this may be seen as less Godly, it seems.

THIS YEAR'S MINDSET LIST

The cd was actually introduced ten years before the kids heading off to college this fall were born but this is still a pretty good list. The annual breakdown of the mindset of the generation beginning their postsecondary education.

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.


Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Bottle caps have always been childproof and plastic.

The CD was introduced 4 year s before they were born.

They have always had an answering machine.

They have always had cable.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control..

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane, Boss, de plane.."

They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.

McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Monday, May 21, 2012

ISAIAH 1-4

"the ox knoweth his owner and the ass his master's crib Israel doth not know my people doth not consider"

Today, God's Israel people are dumber than a jackass.

"why should ye be stricken any more ye will revolt more and more the whole head is sick and the whole heart faint"

Today, sin has pervaded into every facett of life in our society, including heavily into the church.

"your country desolate your cities burned with fire your land strangers devour it in your presence and desolate as overthrown by strangers"

Today our economy is going down the drain. Our cities are burned out and crime-ridden. International bankers control are land and resources.

"except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant we should have been as Sodom we should have been like unto Gomorrah"

Today, there is only a very small remnant of people who truly want to follow Jesus Christ and His Word alone. The rest just want to walk lockstep with their church organization or their favourite preacher, theologian or televangelist.

Isaiah 1 11-13: There are all these praise and worship events going on in the church world today, but God does not delight in them because the hearts of the people who usually attend these events aren't turned toward Him.

"your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth they are a trouble unto me I am weary to bear"

Christians observe Christmas and Easter (and Haloween and Valentine's Day besides), which are just pagan festivals dressed up in Christian garb. Christians need to get back to observing the feasts of the Old Testament, incorporating their new covenant meanings.

"come now and let us reason together saith the Lord though thy sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow though they be red like crimson they shall be as wool"

Christianity is the only religion where the deity says, "Come, let us reason this way of belief out together."

The crazy thing is that all we have to do to turn this nation around is ask for forgiveness from the Father and live His way instead of our own. It's that simple.

"thy silver is become dross thy wine mixed with water."

Today our fruit juices are watered down and full of chemicals and artificial colourings and flavourings. Our money is also getting more and more worthless by the day.

Isaiah 2 7-8: We've enjoyed one of the greatest periods of prosperity the world has ever known. We are like the church at Laodicia who thought they were blessed because of their material riches but were actually poor, blind and naked.

Isaiah 2 19-21: The globalists have built bunkers for themselves for when a day of great disaster comes.

"what mean ye ye beat my people to pieces and grind the faces of the poor saith the Lord God of hosts"

It has been said that if you want to know what communism (or any oppressive system of government) is like, just picture a giant boot stomping on your face.

Isaiah 3 17-24: Could this passage partially be referring to sexually transmitted diseases?

Isaiah 4: This chapter gives us a picture of what it will be like when Jesus returns and tabernacles with us on Earth.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

LOVE AND RESPECT-DISC TWO

This is the first part of a commentary on the "Love And Respect" dvd series concerning marriage. I am starting with disc two because I borrowed the dvds from a friend and someone else has the first one.

First, let's start with the title. Series speaker Emerson Eggerichs says that, basically the key thing for a married man to remember is to love his wife and the key thing for a married woman to remember is to respect her husband. Aren't both elements required by both partners? (He addresses this on another disc but not to my satisfaction.)

In this session, Emerson's wife Sarah takes the stage.

"Did I behave disunloving?" Disunloving?! What kind of a word is that?

"Sometimes when women tell you about a problem, they want you to offer a solution. Other times, they just want you to listen." My biggest problem is when they come to you wanting a solution but they haven't acted on the solution you offered the previous fifty times they came to you with the same problem.

"Husbands, when you're listening to your wives, you should repeat bits of what they're saying so they know you're listening." If someone were doing that when I was talking to them, I would think they weren't really listening but instead making a great show of pretending to listen.

"Emerson told me, "Sarah, I could never do your job." Indeed, being a mother is the hardest job in the world. Unfortunately, too many Christian sources like to portray it as just baking cookies. One of the reasons I believe the feminist movement got as big as it did was the lack of appreciation men had for what women did in the home.

"Men, you should always where your wedding ring." The wedding ring is a pagan symbol partially having it's roots in the ancient Egyptian superstition that the vein in the ring finger led directly to the heart. Christian couples thinking of getting engaged or married should seek some other piece of jewelry or alternative object as a means of signifying their union. Better yet, why not just live out one's vows to signify taking this person as your spouse.

If it is a point of contention among already married couples, it is not one of the weightier matters.

"Wives need to affirm their husband's desire to bring home the bacon. Men have a desire to guard and protect." Actually, in our culture, this is becoming increasingly less so. There is an ever-growing population of that breed of male known as the mooque. This is a lazy male personage who is not interested in being the provider. He does not care about fixing things or even learning to drive. He is a total whimp who always needs to rely on his wife for comfort, solace, protection, and strength.

"Have "shoulder to shoulder" time with your husband where you don't talk." In the sixties, the hippies would have "be-ins." They would lie together in a park or some other place and just, well, be. Couples desperately need to have times where they just lie down and enjoy the fact that they live and move and have there being. They need to take time to appreciate the essence of life and existence.

No wonder Sarah Eggerichs' son said "nothing" when she asked him what he learned in school that day. It's the public school system!

"When it comes to sexuality, women need to respond to there partners." Definitely. When you're lying on the bed putting your all into the act of intercourse (and believe me, ladies, it takes a great deal of efert (or that's what I've heard)), to have a woman lie there and do absolutely nothing really deflates us. This encourages adultery because the man thinks, "Well, she obviously doesn't appreciate this; I'll go find someone who does." Remember, ladies, you can move, too. And, if you actively participate in acts of intimacy, the increase in pleasure will be a pleasant and exciting reward.

The denial of female sexuality in the church is a false, stupid, outdated, and harmful way of thinking. Not realizing women like sex just as much as men, (something we are now just learning,) has contributed to the dissolution of many marriages.

"Women should look presentable when their husband comes home from work." An article from the fifties that appeared in "Good Housekeeping" says much the same thing. Women should look good when they greet their man at the door when he comes home from a hard day of work, notwithstanding there are men who are massively turned on by the look of a woman who's been working in the garden and by her natural body odour.

"Women should give their husbands sex often because (and this is a direct bloody quote here) it takes so little time and makes them so happy." This ventures into the territory of a dangerous idea in Christian circles when it comes to this topic. The belief exists that women have lower sexuality than men. This is a dangerous, 19th-century idea. This also corresponds with the other Victorian idea alluded to above in the paragraph about sexual response. It seems their might also be the antiquated teaching from Christian mothers to their daughters that when it comes to sex, "You're not expected to like it. Just lie back and take it."

The truth is, women like sex just as much as men.
Ladies, if you're attitude toward sex is that it's something dirty or "Don't like it, just lie back and let it happen" I would seriously advise you to re-evaluate your thinking on this topic.

JOHN 14

"in my father's house are many mansions if not I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you"

It has been said the word mansions is a mistranslation in the King James. Actually, it is more a denotation. A mansion denotes the dwellingplace of a person with authority. Thus, in Heaven, we will sit in these places, or seats of authority with the Father.

"Jesus saith unto him I am the way the truth and the life no man cometh unto the Father but by me"

Note Jesus did not say "I am one way, one truth and one life."

"verily verily I say unto you he that believeth on me the works that I do shall he do also and greater than these shall he do because I go unto my father."

This verse has a couple meanings.

First, we will do greater works than Jesus in that we will do the same works with greater impact. Where Jesus could only speak to crowds of thousands of people, Christians can now reach millions of people through means such as radio, television and the internet.

The second meaning of "greater works" is just what it says. As I have gotten closer to God in the past few years, I am starting to believe more and more that, when he said we could tell a mountain to be cast into the sea and it would be done, that means we are actually going to have to cast a mountain into the sea someday.

"and whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that will I do that the Father may be glorified in the Son if ye shall ask any thing in my name I will do"

Prosperity preaching is condemned by many and rightly so. Most of the people who pay attention to the bigtime prosperity preachers are too spiritually bankrupt to receive anything from the Father. If they got money, they would only spend it on their own pleasures. If they were cured of all their ailments, they would only use there new-found vitality towards vain self-satisfying pursuits.

However, we can not ignore verses in the Bible that say God wants us to prosper and be healthy. Many preachers will say it isn't true God wants this for us. After all, religion is the opiate of the people, designed to annesthetize people to their [problems and how bad things are.

Maybe, in certain cases, prospering is always having what you need. Maybe, in certain cases, being in good health is having a better day than others.

Let us consider this subject from yet another angle. How much more prosperous would people be if they didn't spend money on things like getting drunk, cigarettes and gunning for the 130-some million dollar lottery? How much more money would people have if they weren't always concerned about having the latest tech toys or other material goods the world tells them they need to have in order to even come close to amounting to anything?

How much healthier would people be if they didn't get drunk, smoke or use drugs? How much healthier would they be if they weren't always acting like every personal slight was a huge affront to them? How much more good health would they have if they weren't bitter, worried, anxious, or fearful?

Friday, May 18, 2012

HUNZA

by Dr. J.M. Hoffman. Center Valley, CA: Professional Press, 1979.

In this fascinating true story, Dr. Hoffman goes to the kingdom of Hunza, located in Pakistan, to discover in depth the secrets of why people in this Himalayan tribe live so long. His results give us a glimpse into a world most of us can hardly even imagine.

For the sake of due diligence, however, I must ask: It is claimed people of the Hunza tribe live to as much as 120 or 140 years of age. However, are there actually people among them who can remember events that go back more than 60 years? Are there any households containing four or five generations?

Dr. Hoffman also commits a fallacy which a lot of people who write on these sorts of topics fall into. He gives the impression that if the Hunza culture were only imported to the West, we would enjoy the extraordinary health and long life they do. While the Hunza certainly do engage in health practices which we in North American society would do well to adopt, their entire culture and way of life can not be planted in Canada and the United States. We are an industrialised society with all the problems which come with that distinction.

One example of Hoffman's particular way of thinking which I completely disagree with is he says the West should adopt the Hunza practise of sex being only for procreational purposes. The Catholic church has tried to teach this to Western civilization for years and goodness knows it's worked out so well for them.

The Hunza are a great example of the exception proving the rule. They are a people living without Jesus Christ but are civilized and with a kingdom free of crime and many of the other problems sin brings. Some of the main reasons for their heartiness and longevity have to do with their unique location on the globe and their isolation from a lot of the mess and corruption of this world.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Picked up RRI (Radio Republic Indonesia) for the first time last night.

Heard someone speaking in inutuitute last Thursday on the CBC Northern Quebec service.

I don't know about the upcoming TV season: Genna Elfman as the first lady? A sitcom about a gated community full of aliens?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

JOSHUA 14-24

Joshua 14 10-11: This passage proves humans don't have to deteriorate as they age.

Joshua 20: How should manslaughter be handled under the law of God today? Since Christ is our high priest and he is eternal, the cities of refuge system wouldn't work for handling this problem. Thus, what penalty should a manslayer receive today?

Monday, May 14, 2012

ACTS 1-4

Acts 1 12-26: In choosing an apostle to replace Judas, the disciples didn't just go out into the street and say, "The last guy hung himself, want a job?" They didn't solicit resumes and pick the candidate who was the least worst either.

Acts 2 38: This verse with it's repentance and baptism for the remission of sin is the key verse of salvation. Repentance and baptism for the remission of sins are the two keys to the kingdom which Jesus spoke of at the last supper.

Acts 2 44-45: These verses correspond with the end of Acts 4. I don't know whether these corresponding passages make it manditory to give any money from the sale of possessions to the church. I would be more inclined to think this is a policy the early followers of Christ adopted for themselves, although doing as they did is certainly a good thing.

Acts 3 19: "repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord"

We hear a lot these days about being sorry for your sins, but we don't hear as much about being converted. If someone is truly sorry for something, they'll take steps to make sure they don't commit that act again.

Acts 4 12: "Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under Heaven given among men whereby we must be saved"

Hear that, all you sacred namers?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

GENESIS 24-28

Genesis 24 45: "and before I had done speaking in mine heart behold Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder and she went down unto the well and drew and I said unto her let me drink I pray thee"

Eleazar was talking to God in his heart. This verse shows it is acceptible to pray silently.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

HEBREWS 7-10

Hebrews 7 25: "wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them"

This passage shows that Jesus is our intercessor, not Mary or any of the other saints.

Hebrews 8 1: "now of the things which we have spoken the sum we have such an high priest who is set on the right hand of the throne of the majesty in the heavens"

2000 years ago when this was written, Christ was already in the Holy of Holies, seated on the right hand of the Father. He didn't enter into the Holy of Holies in 1844 as the Seventh Day Adventists say.

Hebrews 9 27: This verse clearly disproves reincarnation.

Hebrews 10 26: This verse is clear on the subject of whether or not you can loose your salvation.

GENESIS 17-23

Genesis 17 5: God tells Abraham in this verse he will be the father of many nations, not a new, holy nation as the church is called in 1 Peter. This verse in Genesis provides further evidence for the Identity truth.

Genesis 18 23-32: The Lord already knew that there weren't any righteous people besides Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah. God is allowing Abraham to feel Him out and have this conversation with Him as a testimony to the Lord's mercy.

Genesis 19: What happened in Sodom and Gomorrah is a true story, people!

Genisis 19 8: When Lot offered up his daughters, this wasn't a desperate move made in a weak moment. Lot was being sarcastic because he knew the men wouldn't want them.

Genesis 19 30-38: Why does the Daily Bread devotional skip this passage?

Genesis 22 18: The white race has fed and clothed the entire world; the people whom this verse is commonly applied to, not so much.

Genesis 22 20-24: Why does the Daily Bread devotional skip this part?

Monday, May 7, 2012

MARK 16

Mark 16 17-18: This passage is one of the most contentious in the church. However, I have heard of a case where a Christian on trial for his faith drank poison and lived. The Book of Acts records an incident where a snake attached itself to Paul's hand but he lived. I have heard of instances of people speaking in tongues in a recognised human language and a person who was with them who spoke that language understanding what they were saying.

MORE BLACK COFFEE OR MORE COLD BEER

Roger Dorey, singer/song/poet returns




INDIGO/Starbucks

Wednesday, May 16th

7:00-9:0pm (no cover)



RCHA Club

Thursday, May 17th

8:00-11:00pm (no cover)



And don't forget to tell your friends in Toronto that Roger Dorey returns to

Toronto on Saturday, May 19th for two performances.



2:00-4:00pm at the Mad Bean, 519 Eglington Avenue West. Best coffee in town!



6:00-7:00pm at Aspetta Cafe, 207 Augusta Avenue. Best beer in town!



So for some "original" acoustic blues & roots music and coffee, beer or both

come see



Roger Dorey

www.rogerdorey.wordpress.com

Sunday, May 6, 2012

REPLY AWL

The February 13 issue of Maclean's contains a review of a book about a U.S. government project that tried to have people living on the ocean floor. It reminded me of that episode of The Simpsons where Homer gets into some trouble and wants him and his family to live under the sea.

The February 20 issue of Maclean's contains an interview with a woman who has written a book gushing over the way French parents raise their children. Just another example of someone taking a philosophy that has some good points and acting like it's the end-all and be-all.

The January/February issue of Canadian Geographic contains a book review written by an intern. Cool! When I was an intern, all I ever did was watch people do things.

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Those Super 8 commercials during the Jays games are annoying.

Those AM 640 promos make no sense.

John Abbott does a good job calling Toronto Marleys games.

Friday, May 4, 2012

MY GIRL, MY GIRL, DON'T YOU LIE TO ME: THE AMAZING JAM THIS SUNDAY, AND EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN MADOC

“My girl, my girl, don't lie to me


Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines

Where the sun don't ever shine

I would shiver the whole night through....”

“In the Pines” Huddie Ledbetter

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Lyin’, shiverin’ or whatever, there won’t be no time for sleeping at our weekly acoustic jam in Madoc! And remember, there’s always a place for you and your songs at the Amazing Coffee....

We’ll be ‘pining’ for you, if you ain’t there!

It’s a good bunch of people coming out to play all kinds of music together. Starts at 2 o’clock this Sunday (and every Sunday) afternoon.

Come and join us! Bring your instruments, your voices and your songs. We'll be starting up the tunes around 2 in the afternoon and running until 4 pm or after.'The Coffee' is on the corner of Russel St. and Prince Albert just a couple of blocks south of Hwy 7. Highway 62 (Russel St.) runs right past the door!

It's all unplugged and it's all good! We've had guitars and basses and harmonicas and banjos and mandolins and ukuleles and fiddles and accordions and flutes and saxophones and a dobro 2012_03040011and a harpist with a reallynice celtic harp. (Check out the pictures.) There's a piano over in the corner that's fairly much in tune and a drummer sometimes turns up playing a snare with soft nylon brushes (not too loud, sounds just right...) Some people sing to their own instrumental accompaniment, some singers bring an accompanist with them and there is one absolutely fabulous vocalist (yes, that’s you Carol....) who sings a cappella with heart, passion and soul so rich and vibrant that the even the coffee grinder behind the bar falls silent! Conga drums set-up in the parking lot....

Could be only 4 or 5 of us; might be a whole room full of musicians. This group has a place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced players alike. Musicians range from people in their teens all the way through proto-geezers and even an incipient-geriat or two....

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The music is just terrific; good tunes you may have heard before and a songwriter or two (or three, or four or more) who keep on amazing us all with their talent. Never know who will be there but it's always worth coming out and joining in.

2012_03040008The Amazing Coffee serves tea, coffee, espresso, latte, cappuccino, chocolate – you name it – and the food at ‘The Coffee’ is quite excellent too.

Thanks to everyone who comes out to play music together, "bringing it all back home". Thanks to Tony Long, the proprietor at the Amazing Coffee for giving us this space to play our tunes every week. And thanks to Sarah, the fabulous lady behind the bar!

Welcome new faces, familiar ones and small faces too. And welcome to all the people whose pleasure it is to stop by 'the Coffee' on Sunday afternoons and listen to the music while they sip their coffees, enjoy their sandwiches and pastries, use the high-speed internet...

Share a song or two, or several...

Come on out this Sunday aft and "get yer lovin' spoonful". Help us make just a spoonful of Amazing Coffee worth 2 or 3 cups of that other stuff from up the road.

James Reid

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

WBCQ has been coming in like gangbusters this week on 7490 after 11:00 p.m.

Heard a cool RTTY signal on shortwave a few nights ago.

Glad Area 51 is on seven days a week now.

DX LOG 05/03

90.1 Rochester with jazz music.

WYYY Rochester with ID "Home of the stress-free work day."

94.9 The Rock Oshawa with top of the hour news.

95.1 Rochester with debut of new format "95.1 The Brew." A classic rock format. Neat to hear this.

97.9 WPXY Rochester with promo for Spizano and Sandy.

100.5 WDVE Rochester with song and announcer reading liner for I Heart Radio rising star.

101.3 WRMM Rochester with commercial for Niagara wine trail.

Legends 102.7 with announcer reading liner for South Pacific giveaway.