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  1. Sounds like Trudeau's modus operandi. He is working on taking away Canadian's freedom of speech under the guise of banning hate speech. He is unlike any other PM we have had. Not much respect for Charter Rights of basic human rights of freedom of speech. The problem of exalting the Charter is it depends who and how it is interpreted and neglects the basic truth that humans have basic human rights regardless of what a piece of paper or men say. Even the Liberals and their left leaning supporters have shifted away from defending basic freedom of speech in the last 20 years. It's not the same centrist party it once was. It has moved far left with the new woke movement.
  2. Quote For Canadians who believe in free speech, it’s time we recognize the damage that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has done to the Liberal Party of Canada. He has abandoned voters at the centre and appeals to an increasingly left-wing base that breaks from the federal Liberal party’s past support for free speech. Unquote Jamil Jivani: Trudeau has damaged the Liberal party's commitment to free speech (msn.com) The time may be coming when such forums as this may be banned and social media may be very strictly censored if Trudeau and his supporters have their way. Trudeau's attitude seems to indicate he wants to be crowned as absolute monarch and arbiter of everything every citizen speaks. Anything he disagrees with will be classified as "hate speech" and banned. It's as simple as that.
  3. It was apparently a hardware problem to do with with servers. Could be software related. As far a I can tell, there is no simple "backup plan" because the system is made up of such a vast amount of servers, electronic equipment controlled by software. A backup would mean another duplicate complete network which is not economic or feasible. Whether they can build some kind of backup system into it I don't know. All I was doing in pointing out healthcare is giving an example of the failures in every system, be it the internet, health care, transportation systems, etc. There is no perfect man-made system of such complexity and vast size. People want a public health care system, but it looks like politicians and their supporters don't want to pay for it and now that it is shared with the federal government, it is easier to pass the buck and blame the other level of government for not paying enough to fund it properly. All this seems to be a flaw with a Socialist health care system. If it were funded solely by the provinces, at least everyone would know who to blame and politicians could not play political games with it and blame the other level of government. This is what we are witnessing now.
  4. The telecommunications network is made up of countless microprocessor circuit boards all interconnected. The servers that failed are made up these circuit boards which are simply man-made and not infallible. I don't see how any government can prevent that vulnerability. Hardware and software are simply man-made and always will be subject to failure sooner or later. The cost of the system is likely billions of dollars so it would not be possible to build a backup system alongside the working system. Nobody wants to pay for that. The fact is Canadians don't even have a reliable, efficient health care system. Provincial and federal governments don't want to fund the health care system properly. It already takes tens of billions of dollars to fund the health care system in each province. So politicians are scared stiff of increasing taxes to fund it properly. Everybody demands a proper health care system, but nobody wants to pay for it. Think how they would react if the cost of smart phones, internet, and television had to be doubled in order to pay for a backup system. It's not going to happen.
  5. This article supports what the heading of this topic says. John Ivison: The rot of Canada’s dysfunctional government is coming from the top (msn.com)
  6. You did say earlier that Jesus is not God. Do you realize that is considered heresy by orthodox Christianity? You can't make up your own theology. That's why we have the Bible. What Is A Heretic? Are There Heretics In The Church? (whatchristianswanttoknow.com)
  7. He claimed that Jesus is not God. I don't think he understands the basic teachings of the Bible. But then I don't know what you believe. You have never said. quote If that person says that Jesus was not God, then that’s heresy, and heretics speak heresies, and they must be silenced, at least in the church, so unless someone questions the divinity of Christ, the sinless-ness of Jesus, or His being our Lord and Savior, we can’t call someone a heretic for things that are not critical to our salvation. unquote What Is A Heretic? Are There Heretics In The Church? (whatchristianswanttoknow.com) What do you believe? Do you know the basics of Christianity or what it means?
  8. A prime example of a complete lack of knowledge of Christianity and the Bible. Likely never even read much of the Bible. Talking complete nonsense. 1. Christianity started on the day of Penticost. Read the book of Acts. 2. There were early Christians of course before Constantine legalized Christianity in 312 A.D. He had nothing to do with "canonizing" the New Testament. The New Testament was written in the first 100 years after Christ was crucified and rose from the dead. 3. The acceptance of the New Testament was a process of recognizing it was inspired over a period of a few hundred years. Other "gospels" or writing that are not in the N.T. were not accepted as legitimate inspired Holy Scriptures and that is why they were not included. 4. The point of the N.T. was God communicating to mankind the gospel of Jesus Christ. Nothing to do with uniting the Roman Empire.
  9. Perhaps you could explain how I misinterpreted the verses I quoted. I am sorry to say I don't think you know what you are talking about. You and Dougie are totally way off base.. Sorry but you guys are way out of your league. Maybe come on here with a more humble attitude willing to receive information and learn something instead of just throwing out nonsense. That would serve you better. Just trying to win brownie points on a forum by speaking nonsense won't cut it for anyone who knows the truth. The King James Bible was or is a translation for the English speaking people produced in the UK in 1611 for the obvious reason that nobody spoke Greek and Hebrew and nobody has the Greek and Hebrew manuscripts. So a good English translation was needed for the people. The KJV was based on the Received Text, the best manuscripts available which have proven to be accurate. It has been used by hundreds of millions of people around the world in the last 400 years.
  10. You are obviously not reading or paying attention to the verses I quoted to you.
  11. I just gave you the article with verses that show Jesus is God. Did you read them and consider it? Look at John 5:18. Jesus was calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. That is especially why the Jews wanted to kill him. Read the first chapter of the gospel of John. It refers to the Word as God in verse 1. Then in verse 14 it says the word became flesh (Jesus) and dwelt among us. So Jesus (the Word) came to earth and dwelt with the people. He took on human flesh. That is what it says.
  12. quote The Bible teaches that Jesus is God in many places. However, there is no place where the exact three words “Jesus is God” occur. But we don’t need those exact words to determine that Jesus is God in the flesh because the Scriptures declare his deity in different ways. There are many verses that teach this. John 1:1,14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…14, And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 5:18, “For this cause therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.” John 8:24 – “I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you shall die in your sins.” (The word “he” is not found in the Greek. Compare with Exodus 3:14) John 8:58 with Exodus 3:14. John 8:58, “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” Exodus 3:14, “And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” John 20:28, “Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” Col. 2:9, “For in Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” Phil. 2:5-8, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Heb. 1:8, “But of the Son He says, “Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.” So, it should be quite clear that the writers of the New Testament considered Jesus to be divine. Unquote Where in the Bible does it say that Jesus is God? | carm.org NO, I don't worship a book. As I said, I worship the God who inspired men to write the book. So it must be reverenced, studied, and believed. It is one way God speaks to me personally and speaks to others personally. It is therefore not just any book, but a very special book, particularly the King James Version.
  13. Jesus may not have said it in that specific way or using those specific words, but the general teaching and other things that he said dis make the claim that he is God. One reason the Jews had him crucified was because he claimed to be God.
  14. Jesus said "16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 KJV When God said that one must believe in him to have everlasting life, is that not an "official decree"? I think it is pretty clear. That and similar verses are official and are decrees.
  15. In the beginning of the gospel of John Jesus is equated or called the Word. The Word is God's Word, the Bible. God made many official decrees throughout the Bible. Jesus made many official decrees. You could call his teachings official decrees. Jesus is God and the Bible is an official decree from God to man. The ten commandments that God gave to man are official decrees.
  16. I never said the word ordain or ordained was in the Bible, although I don't know if it is or not. I only used the word ordained as a simile which is not forbidden anywhere. We can use similar words when we communicate. It conveys the idea that God by his authority conveyed his words to mankind with the Bible. Do you believe God spoke through men or inspired men. Spoke through men is another similar expression to explain what inspired means.
  17. You are obviously thinking of it from some other view. What is your problem with the word ordain or with official decree? If God inspired men to write the scriptures, that is God's decision which he made. It was no accident. Ordained is a similar meaning to official decree and similar to inspire men to write. I don't see what point you are trying to make.
  18. The verse 2 Timothy 3:16 KJV says clearly that ALL scripture, which includes the gospels, was inspired by God. How else would anyone interpret that verse. It is very clear. ALL scripture. Therefore God did inspire every word and every book of the Bible to be written. The gospels are a part of the Bible.
  19. It took you about one or two minutes to make that reply. You must automatically just dismiss a lengthy post someone worked on diligently and made to you within seconds. You obviously never really read it and considered it.
  20. " 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 2 Peter 1:20 KJV " 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Timothy 3:16 KJV When scripture says it was inspired by God as this verse does, one could say it was ordained by God although the word is not the exact same meaning. There is some similarity in the meaning. The word ordained is defined in a dictionary this way: Quote order or decree (something) officially: "equal punishment was ordained for the two crimes" synonyms: decree · rule · order · command · enjoin · lay down · set down · establish · fix · enact · legislate · dictate · prescribe · pronounce (especially of God or fate) prescribe; determine (something): "the path ordained by God" unquote inspire - fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative: What does it mean that scripture is inspired or God-breathed is explained in this article: What does it mean that the Bible is God-breathed? | GotQuestions.org
  21. If we had an honest opposition (NDP, Conservative, and Bloq), they would defeat the government and throw it out of power on the basis of the government's complete incompetence and mismanagement of the airports, passport offices, Canadian Forces, and many other things. But the NDP and perhaps the Bloq to some extent have sold out to the government and will do anything to avoid facing the voters. They are in it for themselves and not for the people.
  22. So-called contradictions have been answered by more than one source. Certainly I can reason on my own. I don't claim to know everything about the Bible and there are thousands of verses that people can dissect and invent contradictions. Context has a major part in interpretation. Verses have often been taken out of context. But I don't really have the time to engage in a game of hide and seek with people who are just looking for an excuse to not believe the Bible or using it to be provocative or baiting. I have better things to do with my time. No, I don't use it as a "weapon". God ordained the Bible to teach, guide, and yes defend against falsehood and liars coming from the Prince of Lies, the Devil. So there are times when it must be used to refute false interpretation and claims. If someone has a sincere question about what a verse means, I am more than pleased to try to find the answer. But the Bible is made up of many books and nobody has all the answers off the top of their head.
  23. There are no contradictions. It is a matter of correct understanding. Your comments are starting to get ridiculous. If you are serious, you can google any questions you have and you will get the answers. I don't have time for nonsense or baiting.
  24. This is elementary school stuff. Look up the word in a dictionary or try a search engine.
  25. Yes. God is present everywhere (omnipresent). He inspired Matthew, Mark, Luke & John to write the gospels. How is the Bible inspired? What does it mean for the Bible to be inspired? (compellingtruth.org)
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