Biblical Concept: Miscellaneous
♠Heavenly spiritual universe = perfect. 4du = very good at best. Now the 4du is cursed and less than very good. In Christ in the 4du is the pathway to eventual perfection. See God Perfect. (Binding angels?) (Jude 1:6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.) (Revelation 9:14-15 14 one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." 15 And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they might kill a third of mankind.) (Revelation 20:7-8 7 And when the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, 8 and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.)
♠ This is the attitude of 1/3 angels: “NAS Proverbs 29:9 When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.” Not able to flee the Heavenly Spiritual Dimension or the 4du; 1/3 angels have chosen war with God. Perhaps coping / grappling with God’s omnipresence and omniscience has made them into warring fools? God has chosen to house them in a Lake of Fire—the ‘no rest’ they desire? (Separation)
♠ First Article of Faith: We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost
You have to look not just at the words, but at the object of their faith. First, their statement is false. They declare that that Jesus is the son of the eternal father, yet by their own statement, the father was not always God, but became a god (one among many), through his merits.
Next the Jesus they proclaim is not part of a trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit, three who are one), but that he is a son of their not-so-eternal father, who has Satan as a brother.
Yes, their words sound Christian, but the "objects" of faith are not the same as found in traditional Christianity.
♠ God creates angels, 1/3 go volitionally rebellious, 2/3 maintain in their volitional status. God pronounces some kind of a judgment on the rebellious 1/3, the rebellious 1/3 were able to malign God in such a manner that it creates doubt among the 2/3 angels. Satan had successfully maligned God as a liar. God creates volitional humans, in a 4 dimensional universe, and angels observe how they make volitional choices. Also introduced are: time; death; suffering; the life, death, and resurrection of a God-man. All to vindicate Himself before the angels. (As a sentient being--I do not like volitionally weak angels.) (1 Corinthians 6:3 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, matters of this life?)
♠ Angels have extra dimensionality, intellect, volition / freewill, but are ignorant. Through the sufferings of Christ and humans they learn things they could not have otherwise learned? Really!!! Some of them think they can become ‘gods’? Really!!! 1 Corinthians 11:10Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels . . . 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering. Angels learn through women’s hair? Really!!! Yes, really volitionally ignorant. (Strike the volitionally ignorant angelic enemy.)
♠ A summary of human activity: For Your Holy Glory (Nothing else matters.)
♠ Mormons as victims. Mormon Pac Attacks. (See Questions put to Joseph Smith.)
♠ Bible Doctrine = the best understanding of reality in this 4du. Note: Ecclesiastes 3:11-22 11 He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime; 13 moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor-- it is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him. 15 That which is has been already, and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by. 16 Furthermore, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is wickedness, and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness. 17 I said to myself, "God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man," for a time for every matter and for every deed is there. 18 I said to myself concerning the sons of men, "God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts." 19 For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity. 20 All go to the same place. All came from the dust and all return to the dust. 21 Who knows that the breath of man ascends upward and the breath of the beast descends downward to the earth? 22 And I have seen that nothing is better than that man should be happy in his activities, for that is his lot. For who will bring him to see what will occur after him?
♠ Proverbs 5:6 6 She does not ponder the path of life; Her ways are unstable, she does not know it. (The context, chapter 5, concerns those caught by the pleasures of adultery. Sadly, she / they can vote in our culture. “She does not know” is beginning to dominate our culture.)
♠ The manner in which advertisers appeal to women is sin based: Sexism-bigotry, prideful, victims,
♠“We have all been working hard. After all, this isn’t just an election to replace a president — it is an election to save the soul of America.” Part of an e-mail message from candidate Mitt Romney. A Mormon knows nothing about saving the soul of America. The American concocted 1800’s Mormon god is designed to do just the opposite. The soul problem of America = only 17% of the American Church believes in the Jesus Christ of the Bible for eternal salvation.
Richard Packham, the 78-year-old president of the Ex-Mormon Foundation, writes that the church's "ultimate goal" is "to establish the Mormon Kingdom of God in America and to govern the world as God's appointed representatives."
Are you of the opinion that a Mormon should never be elected President? (A question to Tricia Erickson, former Mormon and daughter of A Mormon Bishop, author of the book: Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters? / CNN interview.)
Yes, it is my opinion that an indoctrinated Mormon should never be elected as President of the United States of America. Indoctrinated temple Mormons (as Romney is) have experienced years of brainwashing and indoctrination and also have made covenants and oaths that they plainly cannot disobey.
Mitt Romney and all temple Mormons have sworn to obey The Law of Consecration in the secret temple ceremonies which states "You and each of you covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at the altar, that you do accept the Law of Consecration as contained in The Doctrine and Covenants (a Mormon book), in that you do consecrate yourselves, your time, talents, an everything with which the Lord has bless you, or with which he may bless you, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church), for the building up of the Kingdom of God on earth and for the establishment of Zion."
My Point: In the USA, people are freewill to worship any God they wish. However, would an ascending Mormon Church / Mormon President incur God’s jealousy toward America under the ‘Other Gods’ Concept? The American Christian Church is already a 17% believe in Jesus Christ proposition. Here is what our founders thought:
“It is apprehended that Jews, Mahometans (Muslims), pagans, etc., may be elected to high offices under the government of the United States. Those who are Mahometans, or any others who are not professors of the Christian religion, can never be elected to the office of President or other high office, [unless] first the people of America lay aside the Christian religion altogether, it may happen. Should this unfortunately take place, the people will choose such men as think as they do themselves.” ~Samuel Johnston, Elliot’s Debates, Vol. IV, pp 198-199, Governor Samuel Johnston, July 30, 1788 at the North Carolina Ratifying Convention
“Whether our religion permits Christians to vote for infidel rulers is a question which merits more consideration than it seems yet to have generally received either from the clergy or the laity. It appears to me that what the prophet said to Jehoshaphat about his attachment to Ahab ["Shouldest thou help the ungodly and love them that hate the Lord?" 2 Chronicles 19:2] affords a salutary lesson.” ~John Jay, The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, 1794-1826, Henry P. Johnston, editor (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1893), Vol. IV, p.365
“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” ~John Jay, October 12, 1816. The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, Henry P. Johnston, ed., (New York: Burt Franklin, 1970), Vol. IV, p. 393
“It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” ~Patrick Henry, May 1765 Speech to the House of Burgesses
♠ 300 sextillion stars and God knows them all by name. Keeping track of 5 billion humans, and their thoughts, is no problem.
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
Psalm 147:4-5 4 He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. 5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.
♠ Obama wants to run against Mitt Romney. He, the Democrats, and the leftist Press will run a religious smear campaign against a Mormon who believes that Jesus and Satan are brothers, etc.
♠ Barak Obama reflects generation next and their strong desire to redo, remake, previous generations societal efforts. Social media / you media: Face book, You Tube, My Space, entitlement / socialism, rights / socialism, equality / socialism, fairness / socialism, progressive group-think, etc. have replaced the old school oppressive constitutional unfair founding of America. Social media is replacing history with a now reality of your own choosing. Our founders created a constitutional representative republic to counter / prevent / limit the fads / the desires of whoever can gain power.
♠ Saturn’s rings.
♠ Jesus’ name ruled unconstitutional.
♠ Remarkable Biblical passages:
Genesis 5:22-24 22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
1 Peter 1:10-12 10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful search and inquiry, 11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven-- things into which angels long to look.
♠ Afghan church (http://cnsnews.com/news/article/not-single-christian-church-left-afghanistan-says-state-department) / Middle East / Prince of Persia / Christian cleansing: Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Syria
♠ (American Thinker/ Why Mitt Romney Alarms Me.) He puts one in mind of the proto-socialist French politician, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin (1807-1874), known for his famous dictum: "There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader." (Sort of like President Obama's formula of "leading from behind.")
♠ At the point of death, those IN CHRIST, are taken by angels (Luke 16:22) to be forever with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:17, Ephesians 2:6). Thus, when we read Revelation 12:5-10, we are going to have the best seat in the house for the Angelic Conflict. Because the Angelic Conflict will be raging when those IN CHRIST are taken to be with the Lord, I wonder if it will be a battle for those IN CHRIST to get there? If so enjoy the fight!
Luke 16:22 22 "Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Ephesians 2:6 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus,
Revelation 12:5-10 5 And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she might be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. 7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels waged war, 8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.
♠ Global economic crash (Governmental debt) and the Revived Roman Empire
Revelation 13:16-17 16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead, 17 and he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
♠ The Four Dimensional Universe tells us there is a Creator. Fine tuned Universe, Galaxies. Fine tuned microbiology. 1050 = the scientific probability of zero chance. Probability of star / planet formation. I believe in the God of the Bible (Father Planner, Son Savior, Spirit Empower) because of the science.
♠♠♠Do theory: Thank science that our theories continue to prove the universe is its own cause and effect. / Scientists see galaxies, stars, and planets. They propose formation theories. The theories get tested by scientific observations. None of the theories match the observable universe. More theories are then proposed.
Star Formation? See http://ldolphin.org/stars.html
Romans 1:19-22 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
NAS Genesis 1:16 And God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
How do stars form?
Nov 16, 2005
Astronomers in the US believe they have figured out how stars form from clouds of gas. They say that all stars are created by the gravitational collapse of large molecular clumps, and that the rival "competitive accretion" model is not supported by observations (Nature 438 322).
There are two main models of star formation. Gravitational collapse is a top-down process in which molecular clumps that are hundreds of times heavier than the Sun fragment into gaseous cores, which then collapse to make individual stars. Competitive accretion, on the other hand, is bottom-up process: stars are born as small seeds that grow by accreting material from nearby clouds of gas and, sometimes, colliding with one another.
Based on computer simulations Mark Krumholz from Princeton University, Christopher McKee from the University of California at Berkeley, and Richard Klein from Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory now claim that the bottom-up theory is incorrect because the seeds cannot grow fast enough during the lifetimes of the clouds to reach typical star sizes. Krumholz and co-workers simulated the accretion process for different types of molecular clumps and identified those in which the accretion rate is high enough for stars to form. However, the types of clumps in which this happens do not correspond to any that have been seen in observations.
"Our result is that the bottom-up idea doesn't work," Krumholz told PhysicsWeb, "because seeds can't accrete quickly enough to grow to stellar masses within the lifetimes of the clouds out of which they are born. Instead, stars form by fragmentation, and the fragmentation process determines their masses."
The results also explain, the team says, why observations suggest that objects as different as small brown dwarfs and massive stars have a common formation mechanism. In contrast, the accretion model involves different mechanisms for making objects with different masses. A universal formation process might also explain why the mass distribution of newly formed stars - the initial mass function - seems to be constant throughout our galaxy and other galaxies.
"Many earlier simulations of star formation processes made a significant error because they modelled environments with properties that are very different from those observed," says Krumholz. "A lot of these simulations are now going to have to be reconsidered and probably re-done."
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We reiterate that there are large uncertainties in these numbers. The most important uncertainties are the total duration of the inward gas transport in the bars, the CO-H2 conversion factors used to estimate the molecular gas masses, and uncertainty in separating psudobulge star formation from steady-state disk and/or nuclear star formation. However, we believe that in a typical barred spiral, the total central star formation that results from secular gas inflow can easily exceed that in the underlying disk. By the same token, even the high end of the mass ranges described here falls 1 to 2 orders of magnitude short of the massive bulges that are typical of giant S0-Sab and elliptical galaxies.
Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 2004. 42: 603-683
“The Orion Nebula shines brilliantly, as it is packed with over 1,000 young stars in a region just a few light-years wide. With all those stars, there’s probably the potential for thousands of planets to one day form from the dust and gas surrounding these stars, right? Actually, according to a new study, fewer than 10 percent of stars in the Orion Nebula have enough surrounding dust to make a planet the size of Jupiter. And that doesn’t bode well for the planet-forming abilities of most stars, at least in forming planets the size of Jupiter or larger. “We think that most stars in the galaxy are formed in dense, Orion-like regions, so this implies that systems like ours may be the exception rather than the rule,” said Joshua Eisner lead author of the study from the University of California Berkeley. This finding is also consistent with the results of current planet searches, which are finding that only about 6 percent of stars surveyed have planets the size of Jupiter or larger.” (Universe Today .Com)
♠ Nations: Survival of the fittest. The Founders of the USA had the vision to conquer pagan peoples to set them spiritually free. The vision of the USA is to win wars and set men free. Most other nations who conquer have not had this philosophy.
♠ Framing questions, framing statements, framing assumptions, framing postulations, straw-men, framing generalizations, false premise, faulty premise (You are already taxed at a 40% rate, politicians want more “income,” so they say: “You do not deserve to keep all your money.” You have to pay your share.)
♠"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, 1816
My comment: Examples of Governmental sanctioned theft could not be made more clear in 2011 America. Will we vote out those sanctioning Governmental theft? “You shall not steal."
♠ Reality: Theorem, Scientific theorem
♠ Biblical Concept: Acceptable
The largest Christian group in Libya is the Coptic Orthodox, with a population of over 60,000. The Coptic (Egyptian) Church is known to have historical roots in Libya long before the Arabs advanced westward from Egypt into Libya. However, the Roman Catholics have a large number as well, with 40,000 members. Orthodox communities other than that of the Egyptian Copts include the Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, and the Greek Orthodox. There is one Anglican congregation in Tripoli, made up mostly of African immigrant workers in Tripoli and which belongs to the Egyptian Anglican diocese. The Anglican bishop of Libya has his seat in Cairo. There is also a priest in Sabha. There is only a few, though growing, number of native Libyan Arab and Berber converts to Christianity.
There are relatively peaceful relations between Christians and Muslims in Libya. However, there are restrictions for Christian religious activity. It is prohibited to proselytize Muslims, even though a non-Muslim man must convert to Islam if he wants to marry a Muslim woman. Also, religious literature is restricted.
Today the Christian population of Turkey includes an estimated 45,000 Armenian Orthodox, 17,000 Syriac Orthodox, 8,000 Chaldean Catholic, 3,000-4,000 Greek Orthodox, and smaller numbers of Bulgarians, Georgians, and Protestants.