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Rachel Gray
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Question: 
Ever since I heard Mr. Morecraft talk of this book, I've wanted to get my hands on a copy. It's called The Hebrew Republic by E.C. Wines. American Vision sells one by the same author titled Commentaries on the Laws of the Ancient Hebrews. Is this the same book with a different title? The only place I can find The Hebrew Republic is in PDF format. I'd like to find it in book form if possible. :) Just wondering if anyone knows...
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Ah, that makes sense. Thank you so much +Andy Kenway (And +Peter B.!) :D
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Introducing my new blog, Byte-Sized Theology (for girls!)

This blog is designed to give practical ideas and encouragement to young ladies who want to learn theology, but just don't seem to be able to find the time. If that's where you are right now, get ready for a great adventure!
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"It has come to be a dreadfully common belief in the Christian Church that the only man who has a “call” is the man who devotes all his time to what is called “the ministry,” whereas all Christian service is ministry, and every Christian has a call to some kind of ministry or another." 
-Charles Spurgeon 
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I think the word 'ministry' has been shrunk to fit a narrow perception of preaching out front - when really it involves any and every aspect of our daily walk with God.
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Our Mac is running really slowly lately... 
I was hoping that downloading mac keeper would do the trick, but it only helped a little. Any ideas what would be causing that, or what I could pursue? Thanks! :)
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Great thought, Andrew. I will look into that if problems persist. :)
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Question for y'all:

How accurate (both historically and "world viewishly") are David McCullough's novels on John Adams and 1776? 
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Thanks, Jase!
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What is Presuppositional Apologetics? Living Waters (Ray Comfort's Ministry) presents an On The Box episode to answer this question and give an introduction to presuppositional apologetics...
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Christians are reduced to presuppositional apologetics because they lack evidence. It's really funny to see this happening especially with supposedly god on their side. Notice we don't do this in any other part of our lives. You require evidence to back up all of your beliefs in order to make the best decision possible, yet when it comes to the most absurd claims being derived you require no evidence. I know 100% fact that hell is manifested by man, 100% heaven is manifested by man, and all the rest in between is devisive nonsense. This is why gay marriage is causing so much controversy in the 21st century ITS COMING FROM RELIGION!
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I thought this was an interesting way to summarize it: 

Genesis 1-2 vs. Genesis 3 Christianity
"There are two prominent schools of thought within conservative Protestant circles that continue to clash over what Christianity is about because their starting points comprise different biblical theological visions. One begins by constructing an understanding of the Christian life orientated around Genesis chapters 1 and 2 and the other begins with Genesis chapter 3. A Gen 1 and 2 starting point views the gospel as a means for human beings to have a realized experience of what their humanity was meant to be and to do, whereas a Gen. 3 orientation sees the gospel as a means of saving us from our humanity in preparation for the eschaton (heaven)." -Anthony Bradley
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Hmmmmm.  I guess I would have to say that I don't believe the two views are in opposition to each other.  They are intertwined.  The only way Creation (Gen 1 and 2) is restored is through Christ (Gen 3).  "God so loved the cosmos, that He gave His only son".  Without typing out a long explanation, here's the best sermon on John 3:16 that I have heard.  I think Dr. Mcgraw does a good job of thoroughly explaining what God is doing for Creation and for sinners in sending His Son.  Here it is:

John 3:16
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=41909162189

Also, at the end of the first quote Mr. Bradley makes this statement, "A Gen 1 and 2 starting point views the gospel as a means for human beings to have a realized experience of what their humanity was meant to be and to do, whereas a Gen. 3 orientation sees the gospel as a means of saving us from our humanity in preparation for the eschaton (heaven)."   Later on in Paragraph 3 the view is restated about the "Genesis 3" view, "Being human is something that needs to be remedied in preparation of a life of eternal rejoicing."  That's a false premise.  Even if you place more of an emphasis on Genesis 3, it is incorrect and unbiblical to think that we are saved from our humanity, no matter which view you take.  While it is true that every human born of ordinary generation is sinful and depraved, it's not as a result of being human, it's a result of the fall.  We are saved from our sin, not our humanity.  We're all probably familiar with the quote, "To err is human...".  The quote is unbiblical and wrong.  To be human is to be made in the image of God, and the fact that the whole race is in rebellion against their creator is tragic.  Thanks be to God that He did send a Savior to redeem and restore the elect in some sense to their intended purpose, but also to give them a hope of something better than Adam and His descendants could have ever attained to had Adam obeyed and eventually eaten from the tree of life.  To be sinless and in Adam is not as glorious as it is to be seen as sinless in God's sight because you are in Christ.  That's why Salvation is something that the Angels desire to look into, because they are simply upright and they don't experientially know what it means to be redeemed.

The point I'm trying to make is that he either misrepresents G3ers(I'm assuming unintentionally), or the G3ers he knows that believe that way are in error. 




    
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Question for the theonomists here: 
Do any of you know how closely C. Gregg Singer lined up with theonomic principles? He's best known for his work  A Theological Interpretation of American History.

Thank you! :) 

Tagging +Aaron Dean +Adam Dean +Adam T. Calvert  +Andrew Howard +Andy Kenway +Peter B. +Caleb Romanowitz +Dale Ford +Daniel Romanowitz +Daniel Woodworth +Isaac Einwechter +Jeremy Seifert +Joel Stanton +Kyle Shepherd +Tony Konvalin +anyoneelseiforgottotag 
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Thanks +Ross Leavitt, I'll keep you posted! :) 
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I just joined Republic Wireless, an inexpensive cell phone company. It runs on Wifi whenever available, keeping their costs down! Apart from the initial phone cost, it's only $20 PER MO for unlimited talk, text and data.

They are just starting out, but have lots of plans of expanding. From now until Sept 25, if you join, you are a Beta member, and have special privileges (like 10% off of your monthly fee for the rest of your time with them).

If you use the link below to purchase, you and I will both get a special rate! Also, don't worry if you aren't covered in your area... ask me more about that if you run into that. :) 
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I just found out Miss Gray we got a common friend Mr. Sample, I can give consent to you and the current majority of members of this community to get informed about my news as long as you want to get informed. Of course, for my postings to share with the public, they mean to be shared with the public.
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I bought my Mac used, and I don't know the password for the admin account. This means that I can't download any software. :( 

I am looking for a way to reset the mac's admin password. Does anyone know how I can do this? 

I've been trying some of the steps in this article, but so far, no luck. 

Any suggestions? 
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It's the same Mac I bought for the family a few months ago +Paul Leavitt, I just never resolved the password issue. The seller couldn't remember either. :/
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Daughter of the King, bought with a price, with a vision of serving Him wherever he places me, for His glory.
Introduction

I'm 22 years old, and live happily with my parents and four younger siblings. I love my family, and enjoy helping out on which ever project we have going at the moment! Sometimes it's building a house, and sometimes it's exterminating ants. Whatever it is, it's fun since I'm with my best friends- my family! 

I have a passion for reading (check out my link to goodreads to see what I like reading), writing, theology, children, and organizing. I try to live everyday to the glory of my most gracious Heavenly Father who gives me each breath! Life is not always easy, life is not always fun. But life is always good, because my Father has planned it all, ahead of time for me- each circumstance, each step and path, selected carefully. He is my life, my strength, my all. ♥ 

I have died, and my life is hidden with Christ in God. To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Only let my manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ! I pray that I will keep my conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that...they may see my good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

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Favorite Hymns~
Be Thou My Vision
Come Thou Fount
May The Mind of Christ My Savior
Day by Day
I Will Sing of My Redeemer
Satisfied
Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Favorite Quotes: 

Only one life- it will soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last!

Even though I’m not married, I wouldn’t call my self single, because I’m part of a family unit. I always feel like my life is full of purpose, and I’m not just sitting around waiting. I am an un-married young lady, but I am serving God and my father and then that will transition one day, if God wills, to my husband… and I’m very grateful for and satisfied with that.

"The Bible is authoritative on everything of which it speaks.
Moreover, it speaks of everything."
- Cornelius Van Til 

"Oh, see to it that the Word of God is in you, in your very soul, permeating your thoughts, and so operating upon your outward life, that all may know you to be a true Bible-Christian, for they perceive it in your words and deeds.” 
― Charles H. Spurgeon

Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." ~William Penn

‘Give yourself to reading.’... You need to read. Renounce as much as you will all light literature, but study as much as possible sound theological works, especially the Puritanic writers, and expositions of the Bible." ~C.H. Spurgeon

Education is discipleship; whomever we allow to educate our children is discipling our children. “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40 ESV). 
(Voddie Baucham)


"I am not what I ought to be;
I am not what I would like to be;
I am not what I hope to be.
But I am not what I once was,
and by the grace of God,
I am what I am."
-John Newton

There is no life so empty as a self centered life...
and There is no life so centered than a self emptied life."

"You are not likely to see any general reformation, till you procure family reformation. Some little religion there may be, here and there; but while it is confined to single persons, and is not promoted in families, it will not prosper, nor promise much future increase." ~Richard Baxter, "The Reformed Pastor"

“Feelings come and feelings go, 
And feelings are deceiving; 
My warrant is the Word of God-- 
Naught else is worth believing. 

Though all my heart should feel condemned 
For want of some sweet token, 
There is One greater than my heart 
Whose Word cannot be broken. 

I'll trust in God's unchanging Word 
Till soul and body sever, 
For, though all things shall pass away, 
HIS WORD SHALL STAND FOREVER!” 
― Martin Luther
Education
  • Autodidact University
    Theology, Apologetics and Philosophy, and Law, 2102 - present
  • Gray Family Home-Discipleship Apprenticeship
    Titus 2, Proverbs 31, 1991 - present
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