Pastor Dave

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About Pastor Dave

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    Disciple of the Way
  • Birthday 08/20/1962

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    Southern Illinois

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    Family, Biblical Studies, Woodworking, Organic Gardening, Shooting, Edged Weapons, Astronomy, Nature, History, Healing Herbs,........
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    1 dog, chickens,rabbit
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    My beautiful wife, our great children and their spouses, our fantastic grandchildren, our great grandchildren to come, our animals, ........
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  1. Light and Darkness

    The CJB is a messianic translation so it may or may not point to what RabbiO was getting at. Isaiah 45:7 (CJB) 7 I form light, I create darkness; I make well-being, I create woe; I, Adonai, do all these things. Other texts I like to read alongside the KJV are the Common English Bible, Isaiah 45:7 (CEB) 7 I form light and create darkness, make prosperity and create doom; I am the Lord, who does all these things. and the Amplified Bible (which often expands on some of the wording). Isaiah 45:7Amplified Bible (AMP) 7 The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing peace and creating disaster; I am the Lord who does all these things. Of course I also go to the Strongs Hebrew concordance whenever I'm trying to understand particular words that may have multiple possible translations. Isaiah 45:7 (Hebrew) evil: 7451 ra` rah: from 7489; bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral):-- adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, + displease(-ure), distress, evil((- favouredness), man, thing), + exceedingly, X great, grief(-vous), harm, heavy, hurt(-ful), ill (favoured), + mark, mischief(-vous), misery, naught(-ty), noisome, + not please, sad(-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked(-ly, -ness, one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).
  2. Prayers for my Nephew

    Prayers spoken.
  3. Hi Windwalker, Thanks I appreciate that. Yes the Pulpit area is a place to "preach and teach" with no comments allowed. (usually) But yes, this was the best way to respond to a post from the pulpit. I remember the social media post and thought it was a touching story. I absolutely agree with your point. We should always approach people with respect and courtesy. You never know what that person may say or do that could be a message for you, from God that you need. I'd like to take full credit for the message but I have to admit it was a Jewish Rabi who got me to catch that the word used for messenger in the Esau/Jacob story was the same word that was translated angel elsewhere..
  4. Ministry vs. Church

    I agree with mark 45. IMHO a church would be a group (whatever size) coming together to study and learn religious principles, ancient stories and the lessons to be learned ..... A ministry to me would be more of following your intended purpose. Whether that be to evangelize, or to feed the poor, or give battered woman safe a place to go, help the disabled........ To me, even running a business or digging a ditch can be seen as a ministry if that is your call to make the world a better place.
  5. hesedlove

    Five just isn't enough; My beautiful wife whom I love and who loves me. My great children and their spouses. My fantastic grandchildren. My great grandchildren to come. All of our animals. Our very productive garden. Our little orchard. This wonderful property of ours. The community that we live in. Grace ..................
  6. Commander (ENTJ-a)
  7. political correctness and communication

    I'm not sure about this particular forum (It's been a long time since I joined), but the TOS of most forums that I've read have something in there about anything you post becomes the property of that forum. JS When you agree to the TOS you agree to that term.
  8. Does the human soul exist?

    This came across my Facebook feed this morning. I just thought it might fit well into this discussion. What is a Soul
  9. Yep, I see it now.
  10. Well I'm not seeing a like button either. I can see where 1 person likes this but no button to like a post. I've hoovered my mouse over the entire right portion of several posts and I'm just not seeing it.
  11. Does the human soul exist?

    I think there may be some confusion as to what a soul is. I'm not going to try to speak for all Christians here however, from what I've been taught just as God is a triune being so too is man. The human experience is encompassed in three ways. Body, soul and spirit. When I was younger I thought soul and spirit were just different words for the same thing. Many Christian scholars have defined the three as being different aspects of our being. As I understand it, the body is just a vehicle through which we experience the world. The key components of the body are the five senses. The soul is what makes us all different individuals. The soul is said to consist of the mind, will and emotions. The spirit is the part of us that was breathed into us by God. The spirit may be said to be made up of your intuition (sensitivity to the Holy Spirit), conscience (determining right from wrong) and communion (with God). When looked at in this way it can be said with certainty the soul does exist. We have a mind, will and emotions.
  12. The Nature Of Ribs

    Yes sometimes it is difficult to assess a persons motivation for saying certain things online. I try to read a smile into some things, but there are times when I just don't see it. I can usually take a jab as well as give one. It is only when it starts to seem rude, crude, or mean-spirited that I take issue. Usually I will just ignore those people from that point forward. Occasionally I may take the first shot .... but it is usually with someone I believe will see the humor. If I trade jabs with someone I hope they feel comfortable enough talking to me that they can realize it's just all in good humor. If I have offended anyone here I sincerely apologize.
  13. Atwater Vitki

    So sorry to hear of his passing. I always liked Atwater Vitki. Prayers for his family.
  14. The Soul Equation

    I first thought of Alice Cooper. But I'm a little old. My sons would have probably thought of Marilyn Manson. IMO he's definitely looking to draw his following from the Goth crowd. Yeah, there are probably enough people looking for that type of shepherd. That video only has a little over 400 likes out of ~4000 views.... still, that's a lot of people that seem to be buying what he's saying. SMH
  15. The Soul Equation

    Well it looks like we are the only ones who were able to watch this guy. Yep BS detector. IMO he starts out ok but quickly loses credibility. Since I don't practice that kind of math I can neither confirm nor disprove his conclusion but it seems to me that there should be 42 blackboards full of math before that could be arrived at.