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1  Entertainment / Movies / Re:Left Behind? on: June 05, 2003, 05:53:41 PM
Got the movie...didn't like it...gave it away...reread the book to help me forget.

But the soundtrack album is really good!!!  Grin
2  Entertainment / Movies / Re:Schindler's List on: June 05, 2003, 05:51:32 PM
As a history buff, and a Steven Spielberg fan, I didn't hesitate to see Schindler's List.  It is a must have in your video library...not because of the history, but the story is well written, well told, and well depicted.  The black and white element gave it an uncanny power.

Most of all, it makes you think...why would man commit such attrocities against another man...and what it takes to rise above the adversity.

I know based on interviews of Spielberg that most of the events were based on fact, or taken from testimonies of other survivors at other locations.  The compiling of the list is based on fact...the 'mix-up' at Auchwetts...the breakdown by the main character at the end...all based on fact.  

One warning though...because it is based on the Hollacaust, there are very graphic and disturbing realistic scenes.  You will need a strong stomach and a box of tissue.
3  Theology / Apologetics / Re:Could someone explain? on: June 05, 2003, 04:44:16 PM
Hey Broken,

There are 3 major camps of thought as far as the end times:

Pre-Tribs or Premilinialists:  Christ will come and take all the believers away at the dawn of the start of the 7 year Tribulation callendar.  He will then return at the end of the 7 years to reign on earth for 1000 years.  Interpretation of the Revelations are taken as literal, in-your-face events...locust hoards and all.

Amilinialist:  They believe that we are currently living in the end times, and that the discriptions of Revelations are figurative in nature.  Christ will return at the appointed time, but that time is vague.

Post-millinialists:  They believe that Christ will return at the appointed time after the 7 year tribulation.  There is no "pre-millinial rapture".  Interpretation of the word follows along the same lines as the premils, but with that one exception.

I think there might be one other camp of thought out there, but it eludes me at present.  If there is anyone out there with a better discription or fells I'm wrong on my deffinitions above, feel free to correct/ammend me.

As far as why they believe what they do, there are certain factors that led to it:  1: Self discovery (they saw something within their own studies), 2: Church led (their church believes that it is translated like this...so therefore you should believe it also), and 3: Peer lead (Someone showed you something that made you believe).  But no matter what got them there, it all comes down to interpretation.  And that my friend is the rub, because it is a subject of hot and sometimes dividing debate.  People have lost faith because they argued this point.

For me, through a combination of peer and self study, I have come to the concusion that the pre-millinial interpretation is the right one, based on the fact that God has proven that His actions are not figurative...they are literal.  God didn't figuratively part the Red Sea, or send clouds of locust upon Egypt, or figuratively flood the world.  These are actual events that have substance.  So why wouldn't a army of horseman with mounts with snake tails, human heads, and breathing fire not a real thing???  With God, all things are possible!?!  Satan is real...Christ is real...so will the events of the Tribulation.

4  Entertainment / Politics and Political Issues / Re:George Bush: Was the war purposeful? on: June 03, 2003, 07:44:22 AM
I know for a fact that the President IS a Christian...and takes his relationship with His Savior very seriously.  AND, he is very open about his relationship with Christ.

As for the oil question...where is the oil???  If our government was so much for the oil, why have we not taken it???  

Was it nesesary? Yes.  There is one less tyrant in the world to cause potential harm to the world community.  If there was anyone in the world who could have fit the mold of the Antichrist, Saddam was it.  

Certanly we have a lot of work to do to rebuild Iraq...and I must say that we're not doing a good job of it...but in the end, a lot of good will come of it.  
5  Fellowship / You name it!! / Re:Will Christ return in our lifetime? on: June 02, 2003, 08:46:16 AM
I can't answer the quiz above, because that would suggest in my mind that I have inside info on His return...which I don't.

I would love to see His return with my own eyes, but if I am to be called back after my natural death, then Praise God for that privilage too.  

Either way, I'm going home!!!! Praise God!!!
6  Fellowship / You name it!! / Honoring Those Who Have Served on: June 02, 2003, 08:43:40 AM
Got this from a good friend...allow me to share it with all of you....

At a recent Soldiers Breakfast held at Redstone Arsenal, AL, Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Jack Tilley shared the following story: (The incident was recorded by James Henderson, with the U.S. Army Redstone Huntsville Chaplain Association Chapter.  He described a recent visit to our wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington that I (Chaplain Henderson) will never forget.)

"The Special Forces soldier had lost his right hand and had suffered severe wounds of his face and side of his body.  As SMA Tilley described, how do you honor such a soldier, showing respect without offending?  What can you say or do in such a situation that will encourage and uplift?  How do you shake the right hand of a soldier who just lost his?  Finally he told how he acted as though the man had a hand, taking his wrist as though it were his hand and speaking encouragement to him.

"But he said there was another man in that group of visitors who had even brought his wife with him to visit the wounded who knew exactly what to do.  This man reverently took this soldier's stump of a hand in both of his hands, bowed at the bedside and prayed for him.  When he stood from praying he bent over and kissed the man on the head and told him he loved him

"What a powerful expression of love for one of our wounded heroes!  And what a beautiful Christ-like example!  What kind of man would kneel in such humility and submission to the Living God of the Bible?

"It was George W. Bush, President of the United States and Commander in Chief of our Armed forces, a true leader."
7  Fellowship / You name it!! / Re:The War on: April 27, 2003, 12:18:36 PM
Then she should have let it go rather than agervated it.  

In a day where we still have people protesting against our troops and their conduct, stories like this give them more ammunition.
8  Fellowship / You name it!! / Re:The War on: April 22, 2003, 02:55:27 PM
No offence Forrest, but as a US Army Non-Commissoned Officer, I'm appalled that...if the quotes are true...a commissioned officer in the US Marine Corps would say such things.  She should be diciplined and informed that statements such as that could provoke a international incident, further eroding our good relations with a country the US conciders a ally, regardless of the position their government takes on our actions and issues.

Instead of diffusing the situation, that Fench soldier was given further reason to resent the US.

When we service members are in foreign countries, we are 'ambassadors' of our countrys ideals.  The Lt Col needs to be reminded of this resposibility.  She sets a bad example for her troops to emulate.
9  Entertainment / Laughter (Good Medicine) / Re:BULL on: April 19, 2003, 01:20:46 AM
I think you need to rename this thread...I'm in tears over here!!!  Grin  Grin  Grin
10  Fellowship / You name it!! / Re:Prom on: April 19, 2003, 12:54:10 AM
Sorry you had such a terrible time.

My first prom was with a girl to whom I refered to as my 'God sister'.  Her boyfriend came very ill the week of the prom, so I was a quick stand-in.  I was forced to wear a tux with PINK accesories (I HATE PINK!!!).  We rode with another couple...who after the prom wanted to park at the beach and do more than just look at the stars...We wouldn't have any of that...and fortunately so did the police...who chased us away for parking after hours.  Otherwise, the party was ok.
11  Theology / Apologetics / Re:Do calvinists know for sure they are saved? on: April 16, 2003, 12:29:48 PM
Amen bro.  Grin
12  Theology / Apologetics / Re:Do calvinists know for sure they are saved? on: April 15, 2003, 05:57:40 PM
Never mind Calvanists...and I'm not sure why you would pick this one sect to ask the question.  For everyone, regardless of what title you put on it, choosing salvation through Jesus Christ is the way to know if one is saved or not.

As far as the 'elected' is concerned, my arguement is that God knows who will be saved and who won't before they are born.  Those of us who choose to be saved are the 'elected' as described in scripture.

We will never understand how the Allmighty works, thinks, or does things.  Faith is what He asks of us.  I place my faith in Him, His Son, and His Holy Spirit.  My name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life.  Now all that's left for me to worry about is living the best life I can with Jesus as my example, and to work the harvest as Jesus charged to his disciples.

Amen!  Blessed be His Name!
13  Theology / Prophecy - Current Events / Re:Calm before the storm on: April 15, 2003, 05:47:23 PM
Its getting pretty hairry there.  And I hate to try to attach it to some prophesy or add time to the countdown to Christ's return.  The situaiton there changes so frequently.

My concentration is to the harvest.  God has given us the tools and the knowledge to lead us until the days of judgement.  I'll be satisfied to keep my lamp lit, my spare oil available, and waiting for His return.
14  Fellowship / You name it!! / Re:The War on: April 15, 2003, 02:55:40 PM
Well, I do shoot from time to time, but mostly for leasure or for friends that are getting married.  I'm currently shooting video on the job (the Army combigned the two crafts into one job discription).  When I do shoot stills, I use 35mm film.  Digital is good for immediate usage, but I don't trust its lasting power.  Images are corruptable, and over time will be obsolete due to technology.  Film in my opinion is the best way to go because it is highly archivable and lasting.

The closest to actual 'combat' I've come to is full flegged exercise.  Except the bullets being shot were blanks and people know they were hit by the MILES gear (that's lazer tag to you and me) they wear.  I think that is as close to the real thing as I want to get.
15  Fellowship / You name it!! / The War on: April 14, 2003, 08:40:44 AM
You know this had to come up.  Since the board has been down, we haven't been able to discuss how it has affected everybody.  

I don't want to talk about weather the war is right or wrong (to everything, there is a season).  What I want to hear is how it is affecting you and your life.  Do you have friends/family there?  How do you handle the images on TV every day?  

For me, this is not the first conflict I'll be 'missing'.  I've been in the Army since 1987, and have been fortunate to be stationed in locations that have kept me out of harm's way.  So I've 'missed' the first Gulf War, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, and now the current conflict.  In a way, I feel bad because someone else is doing the job I've been trained to do...kinda like I really haven't earned my stripes or done my part...but I have great respect and admiration for my peers.  Don't get me wrong...I don't desire combat duty.  There is a difference in wanting to do one's duty and desire.  God has richly blessed me by protecting me from harm.  It's bad enough I have to fight traffic in downtown DC...now that's combat!  Grin  

I do watch war coverage every day.  I want to stay informed about the daily events.  I also want to remember for historical purposes what happened if I am ever asked my point of view.  But I don't spend hours on end listening to the same reports.  I can only take so much of CNN/Fox News.  I have to make time for Traiding Spaces and Friends!  Grin Grin

My prayers are with the troops and our Commander-in-Chief.  May our great Lord and Savior guide their dicisions and actions.  We are a nation of blessed souls...may His Spirit shine through in our actions of mercy and kindness.
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