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  1. 14 Mar '18 02:32
    Originally posted by @karoly-aczel

    Not to mention the Marmite shortage, however I did get the last jar
    People have been killed for less....
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    the corrected one.
    14 Mar '18 02:33
    Originally posted by @karoly-aczel
    I know Jesus

    in the flesh
    Do you know that the New Testament says that we know Jesus in the flesh no longer?

    " ... even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him so no longer." (2 Cor. 5:16)

    So you are right and the Apostle Paul is incorrect?
  3. Standard member vivify
    14 Mar '18 02:34
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Well Venezuela decided to go all out socialist.

    Would you say that was a mistake?
    I don't know.

    Venezuela is a victim of severely mismanaged funds and irresponsible planning. They became far too dependent on oil and didn't focus enough on other exports. Whenever oil prices dropped, their economy suffered severely, causing a need for social programs like the ones implemented by Chavez. However, he became too in love with the adulation of the people to reign in his spending, giving rise to inflation. This caused Maduro to inherit a mess. Maduro then worsened Venezuela's situation by trying to consolidate power and becoming a dictator.

    All of these events actually have nothing to do with socialism; they're bad political missteps. Socialism only came at the tail-end of Venezuela's history when it was introduced by Chavez. Had no socialist policies been used, Venezuela would've been a struggling capitalist country.

    A socialist system could've worked with good planning and foresight, especially back when Venezuela's economy was booming as the go-to oil exporter. Greece is one example that it's not necessarily the type economic system being used that most important, but ability of the leaders to wisely run it.
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    the corrected one.
    14 Mar '18 02:36
    Originally posted by @karoly-aczel
    No, just at my place like a few weeks ago
    You're wasting our time.
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    the corrected one.
    14 Mar '18 02:40
    No man can say Jesus is Lord, except in the Holy Spirit.

    First Corinthians 12:3

    Berean Literal Bible
    Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking in the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed," and no one is able to say, "Jesus is Lord," if not in the Holy Spirit.

    New American Standard Bible
    Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed"; and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.
  6. Subscriber mchill
    14 Mar '18 02:53
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    I know...I'm putting forth a superficiality.
    But let's face it: Chess hasn't been the most glamorous of sport down through the centuries.

    In this new world of Instagram, LINE and Facebook etc.
    Could Chess benefit from an image consultation?
    Absolutely no image consultation needed with these!
  7. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    14 Mar '18 03:10
    Marmite is superb. Vegemite, with more of a sour aftertaste than Marmite's salty one, is alright. New Zealand's licencing of Marmite ~ the only stuff going by that name that's permitted/available in the Antipodes - gives us a very disappointing honey-gone-badly-wrong version of Marmite. In Australia, there is Our Mate [] - which is Marmite - but I scarcely ever saw it in the shops, so the one to go with is Promite []. I get my Marmite here in Indonesia from a Dutch guy who pops over three times a year. I have 3 kgs of Marmite coming on 2nd April in the suitcases of a couple of UK friends who are visiting.
  8. 14 Mar '18 03:21
    Originally posted by @philokalia
    It's almost like... when you vest incredible amounts of power into an office and allow demagogues to provide over the country... bad things begin to happen...

    Especially when their whole thing is micromanaging the economy.

    I wonder if there's a way that we could prevent this..?

    Like... maybe... not trying to create a far leftist Utopia, but oper ...[text shortened]... for market factors when we make decisions?...

    You know, the opposite of what Venezuela does.
    Na, just continue to spend like a drunken sailor and keep consolidating power at the federal level and it'll be alright.
  9. Standard member wolfgang59
    14 Mar '18 03:45
    Originally posted by @fmf
    I have 3 kgs of Marmite coming on 2nd April in the suitcases of a couple of UK friends who are visiting.
    Who's your mule?
  10. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    14 Mar '18 03:49
    Originally posted by @thinkofone
    You're really too funny.

    Do you honestly believe that you're being rational about this?
    Your excuse-making is what is irrational.
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    14 Mar '18 03:49
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    The benefit of living in a police state.
    Yes, Holland is definitely a Police State.
    Very oppressive.
  12. 14 Mar '18 03:56
    Stephen Hawking died on 14 March 2018 (Einstein's birthday).
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    14 Mar '18 07:00 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by @thinkofone
    On this thread Romans is the one who brought up Matthew 20:26-28 as some sort of irrefutable evidence that Jesus was referring to His "atoning sacrifice":
    "What was the purpose of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion? Why did He say His life would be a ransom for many?"

    I dealt with this before also.

    Going through passages of the Bible has no effect on you.
    The word of God has no effect on you because you have made an idol of your opinion.

    Why should I make a sport out of repeating over again to you evidence already conveyed? What the Scripture says has no effect on your heart.

    That is serious.

    Readers, when it comes right down to the event of His giving His life a ransom, it is clear that this is the new covenant in His blood shed for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:27-28; Luke 22:19,20).

    Other aspects of His dying for us I have discussed in other threads. ThinkOfOne may attempt to suggest something contrary to this.
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    the corrected one.
    14 Mar '18 07:14 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by @thinkofone
    He was referring to FREEing those who abide in HIs word from the slavery of committing sin and backed it up with references to Luke and John.

    And you think this somehow refutes His own explanation of His coming crucifixcion at His table meeting?

    He loosed (or released) us from our sins in His own blood, says Revelation 1:5.

    "And from Jesus Christ, the faithful Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth.

    To Him who loves us and has RELEASED us from our sins by His blood." (Rev. 1:5 RcV)

    Both from the GUILT of sin Jesus frees us, and from the POWER of sin He frees us.

    The word of God has no effect on your blinded mind.
  15. 14 Mar '18 08:03
    Originally posted by @whodey
    In liberal Austin Texas they are using bombs.

    Much more civilized than guns.
    "Liberal". "Texas".

    Well, maybe in whodeyland but I'm not seeing the connection here.