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    Welcome to Tweb! I don't believe in a...

    Welcome to Tweb!

    I don't believe in a pre-tribulation rapture because it seems to put a resurrection before the first resurrection (Rev. 20:5), and puts the last trumpet (1 Cor. 15:51-52) before...
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    Yes, though I was focusing here on individuals,...

    Yes, though I was focusing here on individuals, not corporate groups. What was it Jesus meant when he said one thing is needed? What is the one focus we should have?

    "For this very reason, make...
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    Programming challenges

    For the programmers who like a good challenge, here is a page from Xeek that lists challenges with rewards! For example:

    Go with the Flow

    Generate an agent-based model that mimics fluid...
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    The Neowise comet

    A comet is visible in the northern hemisphere, the Neowise comet:

    Through about the middle of the month, the comet is visible around 10 degrees above the northeastern horizon (the width of your...
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    Yes, we discussed pre-Cambrian fossils, but the...

    Yes, we discussed pre-Cambrian fossils, but the possibility of soft-bodied unfossilized animals in the pre-Cambrian was still a question. And that question is addressed here...

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    in the past years several fossiliferous Burgess...

    in the past years several fossiliferous Burgess Shale-type (BST) biota from the Ediacaran have been discovered:

    Pusa Shale of Spain (Brasier et al. 1979, Jensen & Palacios 2016)
    Chopoghlu Shale /...
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    One thing is needed

    But what is that one thing?

    “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it...
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    The artifact hypothesis?

    Where are the proposed thousands of intermediate forms that led to Cambrian animals like trilobites? Evolutionists were dumbfounded by the silence in the fossil record and had to come up with a ready...
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    Laughter!

    Laughter!
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    Mercy to them...

    Mercy to them...
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    My meat is to do the will of him that sent me ...

    My meat is to do the will of him that sent me
    John 4:34

    The real secret of an unsatisfied life lies too often in an unsurrendered will.

    J. Hudson Taylor


    Samuel G. Hardman and...
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    Though I believe this refers to a believer...

    Though I believe this refers to a believer battling sin in his or her life, unbelievers don't delight in God's law.


    No, he is talking about "us, whom he called, not only from the Jews but also...
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    And to reiterate, Joshua's charge is to choose...

    And to reiterate, Joshua's charge is to choose which idol they will serve! But I agree that God's will is for everyone to repent, and for that reason, I hope that everyone will be chosen by God for...
  14. And that's fine, the point remains, no...

    And that's fine, the point remains, no homochirality, no life.


    No, they're saying, as I understand them, that RNA is the first bioactive molecule, and no homochirality, no RNA.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Well, believers are not slaves to sin, and being...

    Well, believers are not slaves to sin, and being a slave to sin means to do what the sinful nature wants, so if we choose not to sin, while being slaves to sin, it will be for a bad reason, the...
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    Since bĕtûlâ is used many times in the OT as a...

    Since bĕtûlâ is used many times in the OT as a specific word for “virgin,” it seems reasonable to consider that the feminine form of this word ["almah"] is not a technical word for a virgin but...
  17. "If the creation of 'simple' biosystems is...

    "If the creation of 'simple' biosystems is obtained by a steady state synthesis, the prebiotic fluid state must necessarily have been rather constant over very long times in order to build up the...
  18. I note the following: "The homochirality of...

    I note the following:

    "The homochirality of amino acids and sugar molecules in biosystems is a necessity for life..." (p. 2)

    So this reference does state that life requires homochirality, and...
  19. Fulfilled prophecy - The Edomites will disappear

    " 'Jacob will be a fire
    and Joseph a flame;
    Esau will be stubble,
    and they will set him on fire and destroy him.
    There will be no survivors
    from...
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    Indeed, repentance is by the grace of God: ...

    Indeed, repentance is by the grace of God:

    "But to this day the LORD has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear." (Dt. 29:4)

    But back to the topic of the...
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    Well, read on! "Joshua said to the people,...

    Well, read on!

    "Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the LORD." (Jos. 24:19)

    So it seems there is more going on here than a simple choice, notice also that "choose whom you...
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    Well, is God's choice behind our choice in...

    Well, is God's choice behind our choice in salvation? Notice how all the analogies of salvation are passive on our part.

    But notice that there is only one choice here within God's will, to choose...
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    But in either case, they are serving! Not...

    But in either case, they are serving! Not choosing what they will do.

    "Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I lift up my soul." (Ps. 143:8)

    "LORD, I know that people’s lives are...
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    The elephant! If Job's "behemoth" refers to them....

    The elephant! If Job's "behemoth" refers to them.

    "It ranks first among the works of God..." (Job 40:19)

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Certainly sanctification is a process, as is...

    Certainly sanctification is a process, as is submission to God! But we either serve God or the devil, as Bob Dylan put it, "You gotta serve somebody."

    "You must become a child, you must lose your...
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