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Another dime, found one last week after going to Chipotle, felt upset, read the Bible--Isaiah 44:24+--and felt better. When I went outside I found a dime. Last night I found one, had gone to Prosper & Greg's for a Bible study. Found a dime later when shopping(and a penny). I came to the library today & made some copies of the 20 names of God that I printed out.

Just sayin'.

Also, I saw some pennyroyal on the way here, with bees & 2 kinds of butterflies/moths, small ones, yellow and black, so lovely. You almost never see bees around here anymore, or butterflies. There is just so much more building in suburbs and cutting trees down, people moving from the city to what's left of the country. And lots of empty houses closer to town.

But it doesn't matter because this is not my permanent home.
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Very interesting and sounds helpful so far.

Insubmission to the Word of God first, then teaches and leads My bondservants away. It is a greedy spirit. "I gave her time to repent but she didn't want to repent". She thinks she hears from God. Jezebel exhibited hostility, scorn toward those who oppose her. After refusing to repent, she goes crazy. A woman with the Jezebel spirit will control the man, she is not usually the pastor of a church. It ends up with the puddle of blood being licked up, and a new Jezebel rises up to replace. There will be wrongful doctrine, there will be greed, she wants someone else's vineyard, etc.

He knocks the Crouches (& Tammy Faye Bakker) and Joyce Meyer here, no complaints from me on that.

He absolutely underlines the importance of the role of the husband in supporting and loving the wife Biblically. The blame is on the men!

If you have a problem with male authority, (due to abuse usually), you need Jesus to help you.
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the 20 Names of God [approximately] )


je-ho'-va tsid-ke'-nu, tsid'-ke-nu (yahweh tsidhqenu, "Yahweh (is) our righteousness"):

The symbolic name given

(1) to the king who is to reign over the restored Israel (Jeremiah 23:6);

(2) to the state or capital (Jeremiah 33:16).

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU (TSIDKENU)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

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(My friend) Shannon mentioned again that she gets scared when she reads the Bible, which I understand. But very gradually I have been realizing that you do have to read some of the promises and the good news deliberately, otherwise you could get dragged down by the parts that are bad news. Like the part about Judas, and Psalm 109.

I used to have the same problem, the Bible is just full of scary stuff and coming from a falsely religious background, I would get sort of anxiety attacks when reading unpleasant passages and it made me think that God was accusing me. But He has not given us a spirit of fear. And

I am watching the rest of this now:

Streamed live on Aug 10, 2017

We hope you will enjoy the interesting information from the mind of God and through the hand of the Apostle Paul. May the Lord bless you as you pursue His superior word!


Comments • 8

Ry Jax
My wife and kids have been gone (left me) for thirteen months, no divorce. I miss them so terribly, but if they don't want a Christian husband and father to be the head of the family then I shall praise God anyway. Please pray for the reconciliation of my family !

US CGmom
Oh Ryan! I am so sorry, little brother. We will all be praying about this and all of you, dear brother. Hugging you from here, Nance and John
$15.000 with a lease and promise to stay ? sounds like the landlord should have to pay back some of the investment to the building or the church can gut it when they leave good luck finding a judge that would rule in the church's favor
Always so well taught, thanks Charlie.

Kathleen Browne
Thank you, Charlie!
Dash Riprock
Pastor Charlie, please check your faith street e-mail, I've placed a prayer request😊Thank you!
Kathy Reynolds
Always nice tuning in on your teachings. Thank you for sharing them. Can you answer me why were the five virgins left behind if once saved always saved is true?
I don't think the parable says they were saved, it just talks about a wedding. Amir Tsarfati (and many others) say that only half the bridesmaids had ENOUGH oil, they all had SOME. Oil is usually thought to be the anointing of the Holy Spirit. King Saul of Israel was anointed, but he became mentally ill because he kept going downhill and not really living up to the promise of the anointing, he kept sinning. God kept sending an evil spirit to him, or allowed it, in order to purify him. In my opinion it could be true that once saved we are always saved from the lake of fire, Gehenna. But Jesus mentions the outer darkness for hypocrites, the lazy servant who was neither hot nor cold but lukewarm, was double-minded, he did not repent. No fire mentioned for the outer darkness, just weeping wailing and gnashing of teeth. BUT once we are saved from the lake of fire, we have opportunities to do things for our brothers and sisters, and Jesus tells us to keep working out our salvation. So I don't necessarily agree with Charlie about once saved always saved. But I want to believe that If we keep obeying Jesus's words and keep praying for the Holy Spirit and ENOUGH of Him, we will be welcomed into Heaven when our time comes. Sorry for long answer, this has been on my mind a lot over the years.
My answer was really depressing so I removed it.
Nance Schmance
Thank you, brother Charlie. I was late because stood on freeway overpass with many others to salute young Marine in funeral escort from SFO from VA. So listening now. Our family is growing, Bro! over 7900! whoop whoop! God bless you all - nance
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1/3 cups all-purpose flour [unbleached]

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup fat free milk [almond]

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; stir in milk and olive oil until a soft dough forms. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead 10 times. Shape dough into a ball. Cover dough with an inverted bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.

Roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a baking sheet.

Bake crust bake in an oven at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 8 minutes. Top crust with your favorite toppings and bake until light golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Tips: For dry dough, add a little more milk. Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.


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On my way to the store, my friend Nita was on the corner waiting to cross last week (or 2 weeks ago!) right when I was crossing the street, so we stopped and talked. She had been wanting to talk to me. She had a little coin purse with some change in it, said she had found some dimes, spent them and...they were still in the coin purse.

I had my own story about dimes and it has to do with this account, [personal profile] eleventyone . I had been using kindmemory, my LJ account, to blog in since about 2008 or ,09. The recent change in Terms of Service at LJ, and the fact I'd lost touch with what LJ friends I'd had, and the one I had gotten lately had given me some crud because he thought in stereotypes about Christians, made me want to change to another blog place. And I felt like there was on I'd made at LJ a year or so previous, then hardly used, that should be it.

But I'd made this one too, and came here to find out if anyone knew about the LJ ToS change. They did and I realized DW had image hosting, one of the things that made me hang on to LJ longer. Free, of course. And they have more freedom of speech, are MUCH friendlier to English speaking users--the politeness factor toward anyone English speaking at LJ had just plummeted and frozen.

THE DIME FACTOR: I was feeling the change was right, but wondering whether the change to DW was in the right. I felt like it was, started posting here, made a fox news account with RSS feed, brought one of my minor journals from LJ over through the Import Content function, completely reproducing it but for the layout. Okay, feeling really good about it.

Then, I left. I went back to the parking lot & playground/tennis court area by the library, which is where I have to use the computer, not being too moneyed. I did something I had not done for years: I prayed to find money. I walked back a bit, several parking spaces to the back of the lot and ...ELEVEN DIMES, nice shiny ones, all within 2 or 3 feet of each other.

I had found one penny on the way to the library that afternoon, and so that made ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN CENTS, or ELEVENTYONE CENTS, for the day. I prayed for more, thought it was a lucky streak, had forgotten the penny I had already found, and had not yet counted the dimes, just thought enough to search the area pretty thoroughly for more after I found them. I did not find any more, and prayed for more money, but got none. one my way back I passed the spot where I'd found the penny & remembered it, counted the dimes and as I said at the beginning of the paragraph, ELEVEN DIMES AND ONE PENNY or ELEVENTYONE CENTS.

Pretty amazing. She said she had looked around on the internet to see if finding dimes meant something and found it might mean that a recently passed loved one was trying to let you know they were looking after you. There was another meaning that could be, but I can't remember what she said.

I had not had anyone pass on around that time but my mom died at the beginning of June, unexpectedly. Peacefully, but she wasn't sick. We just knew she was frail and that the doctor had said she when she goes it will be quickly. So no recent death in the family (though come to think of it, this was around when my Grandpa died in 1976, kind of young.

I recently was in a discussion where we said emotions are important but they are not everything. Sometimes they can be downright deceptive. And coincidences, maybe we find what we want.

But just now after writing that last paragraph I went another window to think for a moment, maybe close the windows if they weren't necessary and think and pray about this. The first window I went to happened to be of a long prayer with lots of subjects in it, a long narrow entry I'd run through and stopped at a random spot. I was going to close it but the first sentence of it was this:


Nita had been having problems with the family and others, the kind we all have sooner or later, if not all the time!!! So I'd been praying for her and myself and a bunch of people in this big long private post.

Nita had been saying lately that she knew God was helping her because her extremely bothersome neighbors, who she'd been praying for, continued to bother her, were getting prosecuted for various things like having mold and lead in the apartment, or something like that. they had been using up water by doing all kinds of other people's laundry in the apartment's machines, and then the landlady tried to charge Nita for the extra. Landlady is not from this country, was afraid to go against the bothersome neighbors, so just tried to make Nita pay the extra utilities instead of bothering with eviction processes. The other thing the neighbors did was have a bunch of people living there who were not listed in the lease, which is an not good, and they were NOISY. So she was saying the fact they were suddenly having these troubles was because God was taking her side and answering her prayer. Which is just what I was thinking and had read that in the last couple weeks in the Psalms.

PS 41: 11I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.

That is what I had just read in the last week. I was thinking, is it really that simple, it's almost childish or selfish to think that. But God listens to prayer and sees when we are trying our best to let Him run our lives, instead of trying to do it all ourselves.

I think this is not the first time God has defended Nita.

Anyway, I said I'd write the story, then got distracted, I have so much STUFF going on in my head. So there it is the DIME story. I don't know which one is more impressive, finding exactly 111¢, or spending money then finding it still in your wallet. Both very unlikely. I think the replication of money would have to be it, as it is impossible, the 111¢ is very unlikely but still physically possible, even at that extremely unlikely day.

NOTE: there was one person online who said he/she had a continuing amazing dime-finding experience, and said they now considered dimes to be a hug from God. Works for me.
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I just commented on a post at Livejournal with my old username, afufle. I haven't used the account in forever. I am thinking of moving it over here, DW has  has that great  Import Content thing, I did it with a sort of junk journal, [personal profile] thefufle , and it worked like greased lightning. I just don't want the stuff to get deleted, would like to be able to look back.

Anyway, I'd switched to kindmemory over there, might import that one too.

I was so depressed--angry on the way to the library, till I started watching the clouds, they are magnificent today. There was a tornado warning yesterday, we had decent sized limb get knocked out of our sycamore tree, plus a lot of previously dead wood. The dead wood going is nice. The live limb was maybe 8 feet long, had lots of leaves on it.

I think the clouds are so nice because of the bad weather. They are usually stranger than they are now, just all kinds, cirrus, cumulus and various other. Today they are just cumulous but... I can't describe them, wish I had a camera.

(before I left the house to come to the library) I accidentally knocked a little tray off my dresser with some things my sis gave me, some jewelry items. One broke. I can put it back together but it will never be the same. I am just glad she thought of me, it was a little blue dog that had spots and stripes on it. She is allergic to dogs and we haven't had one in years, but that is the second one she gave me that had a dog in it. The other was a scrimshaw-style piece that has a dog staring at the moon. I don't wear jewelry often, which sort of irks me, but I was really ticked off at that, and wonder why it had to happen.
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Michelle was one of the friends who came to the visitation, funeral (Mom's). We watched a movie on Fri afternoon after the funeral, Joseph, (I think)  with Ben Kingsley (as Potiphar), who is the best actor in the film of course. Also whoever played Jacob the Patriarch was good. It was pretty faithful to the book.

She & one of my other friends want the cauliflower salad recipe of Mom's, it's really good, so I'll probably post it here too, great party munchie. But I'm tired after making a big post earlier and probably won't be back at library till next week.

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Mom died on Sunday, probably Sat/Sun overnight. She was a week shy of 83.

Long entry is LLLOOONNNGGG... )

Lots of guilt for how I treated Mom and also how I let myself be treated, but I was told by one of my friends to not beat myself up. So I've just been fighting it off, kicking the thoughts out, just saying "I forgive". It works.
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'Because of the Fall, men are insensitive to sin. Women are hypersensitive'--this is not a vid on gender politics, mostly, or Christian relationships, but that's about what he said. Seems about right. Always a good talk from Prasch.
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Creeping charlie, plaintain and Violet leaves are EDIBLE? Knock me over with a feather. I am so proud of being able to get plaintain out of our yard and cracks in the driveway. And creeping charlie!!?!!!??????! Whoa. I have no money right now (as usual) and this is good news. I have been eating redbud leaves, and just looked them up and now I'm not sure I believed the right person. I usually look up stuff like that online, but ..trust. Deer eat them, now that I've looked it up, and no one is saying they are poisonous.

Well, I've been eating them for a few weeks and I do have a cold, but I think that was there before I ate redbuds.

Edible Ohio Weeds

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Heh, I created an rss feed, been wanting news on my reading page. And made a button for it: Though, I think that's too small now I look at it. Or that it's how it's done. But oh well.   [edit:  here, ,   now at least I can hover the mouse over it easier].

Listening to Jacob Prasch. Allah is the name of a moon god and not just the word, "God", not the same as Jehovah/Yaweh. Among other things. (Five Questions if you're a Muslim)

I found a recording of the Hee Haw gang singing "Power in the Blood". Well, at least one of those women had the plungingest neckline. That's about what I expect from the Hee Haw gang, it's just a nice song to them. Well, it is a sweet version.

Another graphic for the day:

& watching Tiny House stuff too, today. Paris min-apartment, not finished watching it, but I like it.

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A journal cover, I make millions of them but only get to print out a few a year:

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I don't much like talking about this, but we had an exterminator visit today for bedbugs. This city is the BB capitol of the world, so I guess the likelihood of getting them was pretty hi. They came a few weeks ago and heated up the house, it was incredibly hot when we came back in later in the day. It got a lot but not all of them. What a waste of money. I asked the guy to spray my bed frame because the other day I felt itchy bites on my legs.

I don't like the poison, but if I'm careful, it'll be okay.


Trump calls terrorists "losers", Ben Shapiro agrees with that term, "terrorists feed off the idea that the West fears them", but we fear what they will do. James Jacob Prasch: "Islam was spread by violence." And much more:

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Taking a break from Charlie Garrett's Bible Study, of Romans 4:24-5:2, Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. I don't know where I am with God. Come to think of it, Pam says, she is still not wearing her big girl pants where God is concerned. She says she is still in "didies".

I just do not witness, I try to be friendly [or "friends", as I first typed, not meaning to)!] and I try to pay attention. But I feel like I am not prepared, do not know the basics of getting in touch with people--or keeping at peace and keeping the Spirit in me. Maybe it is just inconfidence, and everyone has it. I feel I've had such a divided life and mind. ["mine", I 'm told--like a mine underground, but perhaps also, "Mine" as in belonging to Jesus).

I was lucky, FAVORED, last night, to have regained a friend, to also have made a friend of an enemy last night. Also lucky to be able to give, FAVORED and FORTUNATE! Always the enemy trying to snatch victory, but no, devil, Jesus is in charge and the you are a LOSER.

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I have been looking at tiny houses, and lately found this one with Brad Kittel, who I guess is the owner of Tiny Texas Houses. He's really passionate about using salvaged materials and does not like modern (shoddy) building materials and building codes that require argon filled sandwich windows which no longer work after 12 years, the argon leaks out. The windows with 4 inches of space between the storm window and inside window are better. That is the traditional window (in the US).

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.


May. 11th, 2017 01:27 pm
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The more you act on what he's revealed and shown you, the more he will reveal and show you.

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From the video comments:  "We pray as a family for it (rapture) every night before bed and that we would wake up in the presence of Jesus. How awesome would that be. We can hardly stand it. I personally believe it (rapture) is going to happen soon. Like real soon."

El Shaddai: short form is Shin, Jerusalem the city God put His name on.

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego saved from harm by the furnace, they are a type of Israel. Daniel is a type of the Church, is not present in the furnace, having been taken up to a high place before the others were thrown in, taken up to a high place in the king's administration(?).

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I found a site or seven that has info about oil pulling, the practice of using coconut oil to get plaque and even tartar off of teeth. I've not done it very often, it is pretty gross and you have to spit out the stuff somewhere.

They say just do it for 5 minutes the first time. I did. Not in love with it, but it's affordable dental care, just taking it slow!
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Very interesting. I'm watching JJ Prasch and his comments on archaeology and scripture, contrast and compare. Jericho is the first item on the menu. I remember seeing Zola Levitt talk about this and other Biblical events back in the seventies and/or eighties, on a snowy, tweedy TV connection. He talked about "beit David" on a bit of stone or wall, various fairly newly discovered proofs of the Bible. Also Jericho--and this he said had been disproven. He didn't exactly say it that way, he said an atheist female archaeologist had found there was no proof of the story as told in the Bible. I always wondered if there was evidence, but that she just was not determined to keep the door opened to the truth.

It sounds so far like there is proof that it happened the way the Bible says. I am fairly confident that Levitt probably thought the same way I did. B But it didn't help that this woman was not so great an archaeologist.

I also remember Tom Bombadil at The One Boards saying you couldn't prove that the slaughter of the innocents happened. I said, why would there be proof of this type of thing, Herod would have wanted to keep it quiet. But I have been reading The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop, and he says that one...Pilot or one of the Roman officials of the time...Caesar? I'm not sure, Hislop says the comment from this well known person was that that he would "rather be Herod's pig than Herod's child". Because look what Herod did to children.

Here is a site that says Herod was very paranoid and slaughtered a lot of people who got in his way. ++> http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2009/12/08/The-Slaughter-of-the-Innocents-Historical-Fact-or-Legendary-Fiction.aspx

I do have to go home and look at The Two Babylons again, but am sure of the quote, that it was from a historically well known Roman source. That quote was evidence that Herod was murderous enough to have committed the murders the Gospel of Matthew accused him of.

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Oy, kids at the library!!! At least they are not cussing, they are polite but for the noise.

JD reverses his stance on the interpretation of "apostasia", had gone with Michael Eiss on this, James Jacob Prasch had even posted about it. I am glad.

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I called Michelle Thurs. a.m. EARLY and she was awake! Her employer is making her work 12 hour days, which is unreal. She asked me if I wanted to go to Pastor C's. Well, yes, of course. I want to go every Friday. But I don't drive.

No, though, way too tired.

So we watched DEEP IMPACT from the late 90s. About Wolf Biedermann comet, crashing into the earth. People get all upset sometimes when they think the world is going to suddenly be turned upside down.

Watching Phil Saviano at the 2016 - Clergy Abuse Survivor Phil Saviano, Remarks From NCVC "Spotlight" Panel Discussion on Youtube.

I watched Spotlight yesterday, got it from the library earlier in the week or last week, just needed some time to watch it.

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Stuff I want to research:

a) a friend put wire mesh and aluminum tape over the newish smart meters in her apt. house basement, she knows the landlord. Joked about aluminum foil beanies! But apparently the deal is they are wifi read, and the microwaves or

ER, continued....library closing.
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I don't know where to start!!!!!! I am listening to this as I 
write. This is more than I can summarize in my paper journal, but I want to try to. I'm only up to 10.40 min. and it's only  a little of what he could say, but he is saying tons of horrible stuff about the church, all accurate.
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The wages of sin is death, the law, the wages of the law

The wages are not counted as grace, but debt.

The law is weak, Leah's eyes. Rachel means Lamb.

Laban means brick--white, bricks turn white when fired, like being made ready for heaven, white clothing.

Lavana--white, Christ's work for us.

Jesus says you didn't do anything to merit heaven, you did nothing, you deserve to go in because of what He did.

IT ALWAYS COMES BACK TO GRACE!!!!!! Tradition kills, re the traditions of man.

The Lord's mercy to David was apart from the Law.

Preparation Day=He was crucified on Friday. If He rode the donkey on Saturday, then He broke the Law and He is not the Messiah. In Esther is says women fasted 3 days and 3 nights, then on the 3rd day she went into the King. ALSO see Gal 3:13
Calvinism and that faith is NOT a work as J Calvin would say:

Faith is not a work, it's a choice to trust, not something externally put in by God. If that is predestined, then so are your works. What is the point of evangelisation, we would be robots, accepting Jesus is what we already have. We wouldn't have to accept Jesus, because we're born saved.

Jews almost always want to talk about RIghteousness. Abraham was Righteous before circumcision. (when witnessed to).

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East Jerusalem will go to the Palestinians, Zecariah says so.

Whitehouse.gov, calls Israel our greatest ally.
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The wages of sin is death, the law, the wages of the law

The wages are not counted as grace, but debt.

The law is weak, Leah's eyes. Rachel means Lamb.

Laban means brick--white, bricks turn white when fired, like being made ready for heaven, white clothing.

Lavana--white, Christ's work for us.

Jesus says you didn't do anything to merit heaven, you did nothing, you deserve to go in because of what He did.

IT ALWAYS COMES BACK TO GRACE!!!!!! Tradition kills, re the traditions of man.

The Lord's mercy to David was apart from the Law.

Preparation Day=He was crucified on Friday. If He rode the donkey on Saturday, then He broke the Law and He is not the Messiah. In Esther is says women fasted 3 days and 3 nights, then on the 3rd day she went into the King. ALSO see Gal 3:13

Romans 4:3-4:7 (Righteousness Apart From Works)

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Isaiah 28:16

KJV: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

NIV: So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.

Is The Church Built on “Petros” or “Petra”?


The churches of Christ Greet You (Romans 16:16)


The Roman Catholic Church claims that Peter was the first pope, the successor of Christ. They say he is there­fore Christ's vicar and the visible and infallible head of the church, having power and authority over all the other apostles and the entire church. Catholic leaders also claim that Christ built His church upon Peter and gave him the keys to unlock and close the kingdom of heaven and hell to anyone as he chose. They assert that the popes in past history up to the present are Peter's succes­sors, and have the same power of the keys.


These far‑reaching claims are based on the verses found in Matthew 16:18-19. Let us make a careful and critical examina­tion of these verses and see what Jesus said and what He actually meant. Here is the text: "Thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."


The New Testament was originally written in the Greek, from which the Latin, English, and other versions were translated. If you study the Greek text you will find that the word Peter and the word Rock on which Christ was to build His church are two separate and distinct words, each having a different meaning. The word Peter in Greek is petros, which means "a piece of rock; a stone; a single stone; movable, insecure, shifting, or roll­ing." The word rock is petra, which means "a rock; a cliff; a projecting rock; mother rock; huge mass; solid formation; fixed; immovable; enduring."


The word petros for Peter in the Greek is in the masculine gender and the word petra for the rock is in the feminine gender. Petros and petra are two distinct words in the Greek. Petros is a shifting, rolling, or insecure stone, while petra is a solid, immov­able rock. In the English language the gender is not specified by the article. We say the fork, the spoon, and the knife. The three words have the same article. In the Greek, as in many of the modern languages, each noun and corresponding article is in the masculine, feminine, or neuter gender. In many cases it is an arbitrary arrangement, regardless of sex.


The article in Greek is important. If one noun is in the masculine it must have a mas­culine article, and if it is in the feminine it must have a feminine article. The text under consideration in the Greek shows that petros is in the masculine, and petra in the feminine, proving that they are two distinct words; and each one has a different meaning. Now the question is, on which of the two, petros or petra, did Christ establish His church? Was it on petros, a movable stone, or petra, an immovable rock?


Let us quote the text again: "I say also unto thee [to Peter], That thou art Peter [petros, masculine gender], and upon this Rock [petra, feminine gender] I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). The text indi­cates clearly that the church of Christ is built on petra and not on Petros.


Now, who is this petra or rock on which Christ built His true church? Let the Holy Bible again give the answer. If the Bible gives the answer, we make no mistake in accepting it because the definition is authentic. "They drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock [petra, in the Greek] was Christ" (1 Corinthians 10:4). Here we have evidence that petra refers to Christ, and not to Peter, petros. Again we quote: "Jesus Christ Himself being the chief Cornerstone" (Ephesians 2:20) "He is the Rock, His work is perfect" (Deuteronomy 32:4; 2 Samuel 22:2-3) (Douay, 2 Kings 22:2-3).


If Peter is the rock on which Christ was to build His church, Peter could not be overcome and the gates of hell could not pre­vail against him. But the fact is that he was overcome, and the gates of hell did prevail against him. Didn't he deny his Lord? This was after Christ told him that the Rock was not to be overcome. Jesus told Peter on one occasion: "Get thee behind Me, Satan: thou art an offense unto Me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men" (Matthew 16:23). Peter himself gives the answer as to who the Rock is. He says Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16:16). Again, speaking of Christ, he says: "This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders" (Acts 4:10-11); so Christ, the Son of God, must be the rock on which God built His church.


If Jesus would have built His church on Peter, petros, He would have said: "Thou art Petros, and upon this Petros [or upon it] I will build My church," but such is not the case. He plainly says: "Thou art Petros, and upon this petra I will build My church.” Paul tells us that the petra is Christ. He also says, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 3:11). Peter is never designated by petra. Thus, Peter and Paul agree that Christ is the Rock; but the pope claims the title for himself. Which testimony should we accept? "Let God be true, but every man a liar" (Romans 3:4).


Long before Jesus was born He was considered the Rock. Isaiah declares: "Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cor­nerstone, a sure foundation" (Isaiah 28:16). Peter applies this prophecy to Christ. He wrote: "Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief Cornerstone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded" (1 Peter 2:6). David said: "Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I" (Psalm 61:2) (Douay, Psalm 60:3).



If the church was built on Peter then Peter would be the head of the church. However, Peter was not the head of the church in his day. Instead of having the disciples, apostles, and other believers call Peter pope, or Father Peter, or Holy Father Peter, Jesus said: "Be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.... But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant" (Matthew 23:8‑11). "Call no man your father," could not refer to an earthly parent, but to the spiritual fathers. Jesus recommended our paying full respect to earthly parents when He quoted the commandment: "Honor thy father and thy mother" (Mark 7:10).  


Sometimes 1 Corinthians 4:15 is used to prove that we may call spiritual leaders our fathers. Paul writes: "For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel." They were begotten through the Gospel and not through Paul. Again Paul writes: "I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth" (Romans 1:16). We repeat: it is through the Gospel that we are begotten, and not through Paul or some other person. It is the Gospel that is the power of God unto salvation, and not man.


If Jesus delegated Peter as the head of the church, why did the other disciples quarrel among themselves as to who would be the greatest (Luke 9:46)? If this decision had already been made by Christ, why should the others fret about it? The other disciples would have submitted to the wish of their Master. Thus it seems evi­dent that no such appointment had been made by Jesus. Neither Peter nor any of his successors were heads of the true church. Paul explains this when he says: “The head of every man is Christ” (1 Cor. 11:3). God "gave Him to be the head over all things to the church" (Ephesians 1:22). This explains that Jesus is the head of every person and also of the church. We are responsible to the head, which is Christ, and not to men who try to circumvent the work of Christ and take His place. Christ is the head of every person, and we are responsible to Him as individuals.


There is not a trace of evidence in the Bible that Peter was a pope. What would you think of historians who would write accounts of Abraham Lincoln, yet in not a single instance mention his title as President of the United States of America? Could you imagine such an oversight? If Peter had borne some such title as "pope," don't you think that at least one inspired writer would have mentioned it? Peter wrote two epistles, but he does not use the title of pope in either. Can you imagine a pope today writing two letters to the church and forgetting his title? Peter could have mentioned it on the Day of Pentecost when he delivered that stirring sermon (Acts 2), but he did not do so. The church in the days of the apostles did not recognize Peter as pope or the head of the church. Neither does the true church today.

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"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."

Galatians 5:22-23
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Huh, I didn't know that DW had imagehosting. Niiiiice.

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LJ is down and you have to read the terms of service and agree to them to log in. Usually I just click yes, but I'd kind of like to know what they changed. I had read that the servers are now mostly in Russia, or Russian owned. With reports from Wikipedia that iPhones, iPads and Android phones are all bugged by the US govt., I guess there is not much choice, if I want to blog, except that I do have a Wordpress blog. But I never use it.


That is about the change in December, a "no political solicition" clause--maybe--in the new TOS. What it also says, right at the beginning, that LJ is owned by a Russian company since 2007. I am not sure how I failed to notice that. Well, I am, but don't care to go into my misfortunes.

i am still not finding anything about the most recent change.

  1. Please note that in accordance with part 3 Article 10.1 of the Federal Act of the Russian Federation No. 149-ФЗ the Administration shall keep the following information and provide it upon the lawful request of the competent authorities regardless of Users will:
    1. any information related to receipt, transfer, delivery and/or processing of voice information, written texts, images, sounds, video and other electronic messages of Users and information on Users who performed the above actions, within one year upon performing such actions;

Those are 6.3 and 6.3.1 in the TOS today. Not sure if that is the change. [edit, 4.19.17: there is a post by denise saying what the change to the TOS is at LJ: No political solicitation! Not what I thought, but it's nice to see a new post in DW News. Also here is this, a comment to a post at Layout Lounge at LJ:

2_on2_on on April 19th, 2017 02:09 am (UTC)

People aren't leaving because they think LJ is dying, they're leaving because there are new Russian TOS that state you can't post anything critical of the Russian government or pro-LGBT. A lot of users on here are LGBT so they're not comfortable with that and fear their journals getting deleted because of this. Also https has been removed so now your password and email address aren't safe anymore. The servers moved to Russia in December as well and if you've been following everything that's been going on in the world then you would know that Russia has a very sophisticated internet program that tries to damage other countries and influence things through hacking, spreading disinformation, etc. They were behind the big Yahoo hack a few years ago and used the information for their own gains. The Russian government is corrupt and has a lot of ties with big businesses in Russia so people aren't comfortable that the Russian government is going to be able to access their email address, passwords, and personal things they have posted on their journals. That's cool if you don't want to leave but I don't think you should judge other people for doing so. "     ]

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Eh, either LJ is down, or this computer is messing up. It's just not connecting, really weird.


I'm so stupid. I'm so stupid. I'm so stupid. I don't know what to do, I am starting to cry at the library. Pastor Billy does keep telling me it's okay, I've got it. I just don't want to worry about it anymore. I don't want to worry about anything anymore.

This lady says you don't worry about your feelings when you're doing it, we act in faith not feelings, we are not led by our minds but by the Holy Spirit.


Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. 1 Cor. 14:1

[edit: 4.11.17: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUHC5bvzkSs Gina Barcourt, speaking in tongues, music, etc.Love this lady!]

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X--Foot in the door post, period.
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I remember this nun in grade school, and she said she knew this boy who was from another country, came here and started learning the language, gradually, gradually forgot his native language (he was adopted) and one day he just curled up in a ball, & I think was just yelling or crying. She figured out that he could not speak with meaning. He didn't know enough to know how to speak his feelings in English, could not remember enough to say it in his native language.

Just sort of interesting. An interesting nun, she wasn't all about rules and stuff, had patience, but would say if you were doing anything wrong.

She read us City of Lead and Gold, and The Secret Garden, in our last period, serial reading. I don't know how many weeks it took but not too long I'm guessing. I read the other books in the City series when our family moved to Cincinnati. I am in the library, the childrens section (because it's the only computer available) & I was thinking this is where I got the rest of the series, but no, it was in Saginaw. Butman Fish library. I googled the street view map for Saginaw a few months ago, came back & looked at it some more.

I made that separator just now for stuff that goes between paragraphs when switching subjects. Haha, now I can't remember what I was going to switch to. 

I am getting together a post with journaling and writing icons, which I hope to post at my LJ. I don't really have an icon journal, but maybe should get one. I think I have a name. 

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Love God and do what you please. ~ ST. Augustine.

I wonder if this is really good advice. What if you don't know God? And how do you know Him?

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