Dear MAGA: 20220515 Open Topic

Without a doubt, faith is at the core of the Christian life. Faith is emphasized throughout the Bible and is presented as an absolute necessity. In fact, “without faith, it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). The entire chapter of Hebrews 11 is about faith and those who possessed it. Faith is a gift from God, as we see in Ephesians 2:8–9 and not something we come up with on our own. All Christians have received the gift of faith from God, and faith is part of the armor of God—the shield with which we protect ourselves from the “flaming arrows of the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16).

The Bible never exhorts us to have “childlike” faith, at least not in so many words. In Matthew 18:2 Jesus says that we must “become as little children” in order to enter the kingdom of God. The context of Jesus’ statement is the disciples’ question, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” (verse 1). In response, Jesus “called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me’” (verses 2–5).

So, as the disciples focus on what constitutes “greatness” in heaven, Jesus provides a new perspective: the way “up” is “down.” Meekness is required (Matthew 5:5). Jesus exhorts the disciples (and us) to seek to possess a childlike modesty in addition to their faith. Those who willingly take the lowest position are the greatest in heaven’s eyes. A young child is destitute of ambition, pride, and haughtiness and is therefore a good example for us. Young children are characteristically humble and teachable. They aren’t prone to pride or hypocrisy. Humility is a virtue rewarded by God; as James says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up” (James 4:10).

Although faith is not mentioned in Matthew 18:1–5, we know that it isn’t humility that ushers a person into heaven; it is faith in the Son of God. A humble, unpretentious faith could rightly be called a “childlike faith.” When Jesus wanted to bless the children, He said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Mark 10:14–15). How does a young child receive a gift? With openness, honesty, and unbridled joy. That type of happy authenticity should be a hallmark of our faith as we receive God’s gift in Christ.

Jesus promoted a humble, honest faith in God, and He used the innocence of a young child as an example. Emulating the faith of young children, we should simply take God at His Word. As young children trust their earthly fathers, we should trust that our “Father in heaven [will] give good gifts to those who ask him” (Matthew 7:11).

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gil00

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Wolf Moon

Durham.

gil00

Ding!!!! Still not dure if this is the kitchen sink but it completely makes sense in dimm controlled states on opposite coasts. Only thing is the middle isnt moved really.

kalbokalbs

IIRC, Sussman trial starts tomorrow, Monday.

Wolf Moon

Yup. DNC media going NUTS.

kalbokalbs

Prolly more than a year, if not two years, I don’t click on this crap.

Wolf Moon

Yup. Time to get ahead of the corrupt media. Double down on Durham and 2000 Mules.

mollypitcher5

It’s true. We need to drill down on Durham, Election fraud and Biden family stuff…only. MSM and politicians memory hole any mass shooting event that doesn’t fit their narrative.
Our narrative needs to be the above.

para59r

Unfortunate. She looks very young. Likely on her third shot.
Top Australian Doctor Who Pushes Covid-19 Vaccine Loses Only Daughter While in Her Sleep
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/top-australian-doctor-pushes-covid-19-vaccine-loses-daughter-sleep/

mollypitcher5

FTA

We recognise there is a very small chance of serious side effects, but it is a safe vaccine and we encourage people to take it.”

Last month, Atchison responded to a tweet saying that health care workers should be on the list for 4th vaccine.

GA/FL

Could it have been fentanyl or another drug?

cthulhu

They might be horses with peculiar stripes, but most people would bet on zebras.

mollypitcher5

Abortion rights activists call for Summer of Rage.

Also I suppose the shootings aren’t over yet since all the usual gun snatchers haven’t been pontificating on their soapboxes

Cuppa Covfefe

Maybe they should abort themselves… two birdbrains with one stone, so to speak…

kalbokalbs

“…gun snatchers haven’t been pontificating on their soapboxes.”

^^^ Busy collecting IOUs, based on the $40 billion, sent to the Ukraine Money Laundering Scheme,

cthulhu

Rodney is running a gofundme. Pity it isn’t with the Christian guys who did right by the truckers.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/just-trying-to-feed-our-dogs

I knew he and Kimi were dog people, but I didn’t realize they had 17.

RDS

Yes, our good friend Rodney is having a tough time.

kalbokalbs

17

🙂

Rodney L Short

Thank you cthulhu, God has blessed us more than we could of ever ask for. Kimi got fired from the school for refusing to vaccinate or be tested weekly and it has been a hard 7 months for us. Kimi applied for a job cleaning vacation homes and got the job after a two week wait and she didn’t think she was going to get hired. The lady who owns the company lives in another state and thought an hour drive to work was to much lol.
Kimi stayed in contact with the lady so she had the local manager interview Kimi and the manager loved Kimi right off.
She will be making double what the school paid her with weekly milage pay for mileage from the warehouse to the vacation homes and back to the warehouse.
God is Great all the time, sometimes the wait for our prayers is a struggle but God will answer in his time…
God bless you and everyone here in the Wolf’s den…

Barb Meier

GWP, Jim Hoft: It’s Official! Zelenzkyy Signs Law This Weekend Banning Opposition Parties and Seizing Their Property – https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/official-zelenzkyy-signs-law-weekend-banning-opposition-parties-seizing-property/

Barb Meier

FTA: “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed into law No. 7172-1 that will ban opposition parties and seize their property on Saturday. The law targets opposition parties if they deny the armed aggression against Ukraine. The law includes actions that support the Russian Federation and Republic of Belarus, the two invading countries. The news was reported the same day GOP Senators paid him a visit in Kyiv.”

para59r

Given the chance I’m sure the Bidenese would love such an arrangement here.

kalbokalbs

They’ve already started.

  • Civil Asset Forfeiture.
  • No Fly List.
  • HLS memo white terrorist.
  • J6 political Prisoners.
  • Ministry of Truth.
  • Two Tier Justice. Politicos, Rich and socialist do ANYTHING They wish. Conservatives jailed, charged…

AND, the Feds have just started turning the screws on us.

GA/FL

Øbama’s wet dream.

kalbokalbs

~$56 Billion to prop up a dictatorship !

cthulhu

Well, technically, it’s to prop up two dictatorships. The one they have there and the one we have here.

TradeBait2

https://bioclandestine.substack.com/p/twitters-psychological-weaponization?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjo1ODg5NzUwNywicG9zdF9pZCI6NTUwODM3NTcsIl8iOiIyOHpaNyIsImlhdCI6MTY1MjY2NjI0NSwiZXhwIjoxNjUyNjY5ODQ1LCJpc3MiOiJwdWItNzgyODAzIiwic3ViIjoicG9zdC1yZWFjdGlvbiJ9.SRtOC4JCMobYwfY-mtoakouPl6kgcEpnoj31djuCLt4&s=r

On Twitter/Elon. So what if he’s right and they do have 30 million bots on there Imagine how that might move the needle on public opinion when it is concentrated in terms of tweets on a single subject or person.

kalbokalbs

Assuming normies realize they’ve been hood winked…AND are willing to adjust to reality.

Or will normies live in denial AND continue supporting the lies.

SteveInCO

Eclipse well in progress. Totality soon, but right now the moon is obviously being occluded by the shadow of something circular…

cthulhu

Pics?

SteveInCO

Not this time no, sorry…

No doubt pics all over the internet right now.

cthulhu

Yes, but how many at your altitude or better?

SteveInCO

I don’t know.

My post from the super blood red moon eclipse in 2019 is in the sidebar (first of the science posts). The timing is almost exactly identical!! So these two can’t be used as cross checks on each other for “round earth proof” purposes.

cthulhu

Hopefully, everyone is out watching the eclipse set up.

I did a recon, and we seem to have defective trees for eclipse observations….we needed the transparent ones and these are opaque.

TheseTruths

It’s amazing and seems to be happening so fast.

SteveInCO

This one isn’t crossing almost exactly through the center of the earth’s shadow, so it’s cutting a chord across the circular shadow, which means…shorter distance to travel.

TheseTruths

Ah. You can watch it move in real time.

SteveInCO

In a way, yes. Earth’s shadow isn’t going to move very much over a few hours (maybe a sixth of a degree against the stars); that movement is an artifact of the earth going around the sun, and it moves at just under a degree a day (365 1/4 days to make a full circuit). The moon is moving right-to-left through that stationary shadow.

The shadow appears to be moving left-to-right (and so does the moon) because of the Earth’s rotation, but the stars are actually a fixed reference (for all practical purposes); they too are apparently moving left to right for the same reason, slightly faster than the earth’s shadow and much faster than the moon’s apparent left to right motion. From that viewpoint, the stars are moving left to right faster, the earth’s shadow is moving a bit slower, but catching up to the moon, which is moving left to right the slowest.

(Note: in Australia and other places in the southern hemisphere all this stuff happens to the NORTH of the observer and the left-to-right, right-to-left descriptions above all need to be reversed.)

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SteveInCO

Daaaang, that is a dark eclipse!!!

SteveInCO

Here’s the scale they use to rate how dark eclipses are:

L = 0  Very dark eclipse.
          Moon almost invisible, especially at mid-totality.

L = 1  Dark Eclipse, gray or brownish in coloration.
          Details distinguishable only with difficulty.

L = 2  Deep red or rust-colored eclipse.
          Very dark central shadow, while outer edge of umbra
          is relatively bright.

L = 3  Brick-red eclipse.
          Umbral shadow usually has a bright or yellow rim.

L = 4  Very bright copper-red or orange eclipse.
          Umbral shadow has a bluish, very bright rim.

I’m calling it somewhere between L1 and L2. 3 and 4 are more typical.

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gil00

Now i want to know when it was that dark before.

kalbokalbs

Blue skies out this way, all day.

Clouded over this evening.  🙃 

cthulhu

Ask me about Kohoutek…..

kalbokalbs

Uh, what about Kohoutek?

I vaguely recall Kohoutek, along with Haley…

That memory thing is fading like a departing comet. 🙁

Valerie Curren

LOL on the comet comment–I can relate!

Wolf Moon

This was a good one. I almost would not have found it without using an astronomy app to spot the location to look for the moon.

TheseTruths

2022 will see two total lunar eclipses that will be visible in many parts of the world. The first lunar eclipse will occur on May 15-16 and the second will occur on Nov. 8. 

https://www.space.com/15689-lunar-eclipses.html

Election day! That should be fun.