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The Holy Bible and nothing but the Holy Bible Options
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#201 Posted : Friday, January 19, 2018 4:53:35 PM
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#202 Posted : Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:07:30 PM
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Ephesians 5:1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7 Therefore do not be partners with them.

8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14 This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#203 Posted : Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:17:21 PM
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Revelation 11:18 The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small— and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#204 Posted : Thursday, January 9, 2020 7:07:44 PM
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I have always wondered why so many people would spend decades reading about the Holy Bible yet never just pick up the book itself and read it like you would any other book... with all of the various translations you can find one that may be easier to understand, personally I like to use the New International Version, the NIV.

So what is your excuse? You don't need someone to interpret it, that job has been done for you. If you want to know Christ, you read the Book dedicated to Christ, you don't look for opinions expressed by others until you have read the book for yourself. You can read any single version or read several translations in a parallel Bible found on www.BibleGateway.com.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#205 Posted : Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:52:27 PM
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If you do nothing else, stop reading books about the Holy Bible and pick up The Book itself! If someone offers you a "Bible study", do it with the Holy Bible and only the Holy Bible. There are no other books required, no further translations or words of "prophets" to teach what we find in the Holy Bible.

Romans 2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9 There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism.

12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) 16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24 As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”

25 Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. 26 So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? 27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

28 A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. 29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.


What law do you choose to follow?
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#206 Posted : Friday, August 7, 2020 9:43:53 PM
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I have attempted to discuss the Holy Bible with Paulwhut for many years. Unfortunately he is unable to support the doctrine he proclaims with the Holy Bible. Often times he throws out insults or political comments on his threads. When I try to address him on those issues, he totally ignores all I have written, so I have re-posted something he has ignored.

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I have no need to Google the LDS or the Jehovah's Witnesses. Google cannot supplant the Holy Bible! Jehovah's witnesses do not rely on a "prophet"... it is the LDS as well as the SDA that totally relies on a "prophet" to determine doctrine. Like you and most people, when someone knocks on the door and convinces you to do a Bible study with them, the next place they go is to THAT church, whatever it may be.

After reading Ellen White, did you actually go looking for a church that fit your belief or did you go straight to finding a Seventh Day Adventist church? This is very much what happens to the majority of SDA and LDS converts... after the introduction they head straight for the nearest SDA or LDS church and there they typically stay in ignorance.

For better or worse, I didn't go that way, I turned to the Holy Bible and started to read. AFTER reading the Holy Bible, I started looking for a church that taught what is written and not some odd doctrine. I went to a Baptist church, to Methodists, several evangelicals, a Catholic church... I studied with the LDS and did an online study with the SDA and even talked with the Jehovah's Witnesses seeking a church that truly followed Christ and what is written in the Holy Bible.

The key to salvation is found directly in the pages of the Holy Bible. A Holy Bible is not a tool of any specific creed or doctrine, to back up shaky doctrine; for the most part, ALL Christian churches use the very same Holy Bible. It makes little difference which translation you choose, compare it directly to three other translations, it basically uses different words according to the language and period of time when it was translated. Each and every translation is the work of men, as such, every translation also relies on the personal views and bias of the translator, this should always be kept in mind!


paulwhut wrote:
Good Morning. Today is the fifth workday of the week.

Hello Murky.......google Joseph Smith and the Jw's.......and read.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#207 Posted : Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:13:37 PM
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Can a man be saved that has never admitted their sin and never asked for forgiveness?

Can a man actually be a Christian if he has never asked for forgiveness, never admitted sin, never followed any of Christ's actions or teaching?



1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#208 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:40:44 PM
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Do you require instruction on how to read a book?

I am not an avid reader by most standards, if it isn't a technical manual or book, it has to be something short and easy to read in one day. I think the largest book I have read would be The Godfather. Although it was a long story, it was compelling, it left you with a feeling of wanting to know more. It was hard to put the book down, another book that was just as compelling was reading the Holy Bible.

There is only one way to truly know the contents of any book, read it for yourself! There is no reason to wait for someone to come along and give you the cliff notes version if you truly want to know the contents of any book... pick up the Book and read it. If you want to know Jesus from the view of a Jewish man, Matthew is the beginning. It begins with Joseph's family tree...



Matthew 1

1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:

2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,

Isaac the father of Jacob,

Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,

Perez the father of Hezron,

Hezron the father of Ram,

4 Ram the father of Amminadab,

Amminadab the father of Nahshon,

Nahshon the father of Salmon,

5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,

Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,

Obed the father of Jesse,

6 and Jesse the father of King David.

David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,

7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,

Rehoboam the father of Abijah,

Abijah the father of Asa,

8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,

Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,

Jehoram the father of Uzziah,

9 Uzziah the father of Jotham,

Jotham the father of Ahaz,

Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,

10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,

Manasseh the father of Amon,

Amon the father of Josiah,

11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.

12 After the exile to Babylon:

Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,

Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,

13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,

Abihud the father of Eliakim,

Eliakim the father of Azor,

14 Azor the father of Zadok,

Zadok the father of Akim,

Akim the father of Elihud,

15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,

Eleazar the father of Matthan,

Matthan the father of Jacob,

16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.



I never really tried to memorize the names of who fathered who, but it is an integral part of knowing Jesus Christ... it is part of the prophetic signs. Don't get too hung up on trying to memorize every detail as you go, you will end up reading and rereading over time.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#209 Posted : Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:08:15 PM
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Every person has a Holy Bible they prefer, some the KJV or the Revised Standard, others may like the style of the Amplified version, but I prefer the New International Version. Obviously, all of the versions claim to be the most accurate or easier to read. As I said, I prefer the NIV for various reasons that can be found in this description found on the BibleGateway.com. Check it out for yourself!


The New International Version (NIV) is a completely original translation of the Bible developed by more than one hundred scholars working from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.

The initial vision for the project was provided by a single individual – an engineer working with General Electric in Seattle by the name of Howard Long. Long was a lifelong devotee of the King James Version, but when he shared it with his friends he was distressed to find that it just didn’t connect. Long saw the need for a translation that captured the truths he loved in the language that his contemporaries spoke.

For 10 years, Long and a growing group of like-minded supporters drove this idea. The passion of one man became the passion of a church, and ultimately the passion of a whole group of denominations. And finally, in 1965, after several years of preparatory study, a trans-denominational and international group of scholars met in Palos Heights, Illinois, and agreed to begin work on the project – determining to not simply adapt an existing English version of the Bible but to start from scratch with the best available manuscripts in the original languages. Their conclusion was endorsed by a large number of church leaders who met in Chicago in 1966.

A self-governing body of fifteen biblical scholars, the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) was formed and charged with responsibility for the version, and in 1968 the New York Bible Society (which subsequently became the International Bible Society and then Biblica) generously undertook the financial sponsorship of the project. The translation of each book was assigned to translation teams, each made up of two lead translators, two translation consultants, and a stylistic consultant where necessary. The initial translations produced by these teams were carefully scrutinized and revised by intermediate editorial committees of five biblical scholars to check them against the source texts and assess them for comprehensibility. Each edited text was then submitted to a general committee of eight to twelve members before being distributed to selected outside critics and to all members of the CBT in preparation for a final review. Samples of the translation were tested for clarity and ease of reading with pastors, students, scholars, and lay people across the full breadth of the intended audience. Perhaps no other translation has undergone a more thorough process of review and revision. From the very start, the NIV sought to bring modern Bible readers as close as possible to the experience of the very first Bible readers: providing the best possible blend of transparency to the original documents and comprehension of the original meaning in every verse. With this clarity of focus, however, came the realization that the work of translating the NIV would never be truly complete. As new discoveries were made about the biblical world and its languages, and as the norms of English usage developed and changed over time, the NIV would also need to change to hold true to its original vision.

And so in the original NIV charter, provision was made not just to issue periodic updates to the text but also to create a mechanism for constant monitoring of changes in biblical scholarship and English usage. The CBT was charged to meet every year to review, maintain, and strengthen the NIV’s ability to accurately and faithfully render God’s unchanging Word in modern English.

The 2011 update to the NIV is the latest fruit of this process. By working with input from pastors and Bible scholars, by grappling with the latest discoveries about biblical languages and the biblical world, and by using cutting-edge research on English usage, the Committee on Bible Translation has updated the text to ensure that the New International Version of the Bible remains faithful to Howard Long’s original inspiration.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#210 Posted : Monday, November 9, 2020 10:04:18 PM
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The Golden Rule is nearly universal...

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#211 Posted : Monday, November 23, 2020 10:49:22 PM
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As I have stated, the Golden Rule is nearly universal. The author of this is unknown, but points out something we should all ask ourselves now and then... what is in your cup?

You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.

Why did you spill the coffee?

"Because someone bumped into me!!!"

Wrong answer.

You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.
Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.
Whatever is inside the cup is what will spill out.

Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It's easy to fake it, until you get rattled.

So we have to ask ourselves... “what's in my cup?"

When life gets tough, what spills over?

Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?

Anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?

Life provides the cup, YOU choose how to fill it.

Today let's work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation; and kindness, gentleness and love for others.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#212 Posted : Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:59:28 PM
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Which law do you follow?

Matthew 22:34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”


According to Jesus Christ, these are the greatest commandments of YHWH. If you truly love your neighbor in spirit and deed, you have kept the entire law of Christ.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#213 Posted : Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:08:32 PM
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There are two groups of Christians in the United States. One group follows Jesus as we find him in the Holy Bible, the other group tries to mix Judaism into their belief. The old and the new covenant cannot be combined, they are two totally separate covenants.

Tell me, how can anyone knowing the Holy Bible justify an eye for an eye with Jesus' teaching of turn the other cheek? The two concepts are diametrically opposed! You cannot hold and have vengeance in your heart if you follow Jesus, you cannot have love for your fellow man and hold hatred in your heart, the two are not compatible!

Despite the beliefs of some, Jesus did not come to patch up Judaism. Jesus did not come to fix the old covenant, he came to REPLACE the old covenant. You cannot put new, unfermented grape juice into an old wineskin. If you do, when the juice ferments into wine, it will build up carbon dioxide gas pressure within the skin and it will rupture.




Mark 2:18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?”

19 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them. 20 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.

21 “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. 22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#214 Posted : Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:48:47 PM
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Everyone should read their Holy Bible to learn the Truth. Unfortunately, there are many translations and no one translation is perfect. What is most important is that you read one you can understand easily. Many people will read nothing but the King James version and then complain they don't understand all the thees and thous.

My personal choice is the New International Version, which is written in today's English. Today the King James Version of 1 Corinthians 13 was posted on Dancing with God. The NIV discusses love, the KJV uses the word charity. Although you might give to a charity, the word today does not convey love as is being discussed in the chapter.



1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#215 Posted : Saturday, April 3, 2021 5:19:41 PM
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Easter is a pagan ritual and should, in no way, be attached to Jesus Christ. From start to finish, all of the customs, traditions, and belief of Easter celebration is based upon the celebration of a fertility goddess Ishtar, the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility and sex... hence the rabbits and eggs, fertility symbols associated with Easter.

If you want to know for certain what YHWH expects from Man, the only true authoritative source is the Holy Bible. That being said, there are many translations of the Holy Bible, each attempting to be better understanding, something in a current vernacular, or sadly, some may have a nefarious agenda. Some people seem to think the King James translation is the most accurate despite the fact that it is flawed in many areas, the use of the word "Easter" is just one.

The King James translation...


Acts 12:3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.



This is the New International translation...


Acts 12:3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.

5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.



You can't mix and match, part pagan, part old covenant, part new covenant, part human tradition. Read the Holy Bible, all the answers are there.

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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