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  1. You or Aurelius don't get to determine how God operates. God has already given us his revelation in the form of the Bible. I will stick with that. "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, 17 KJV
  2. Yes, I have heard that from people before. Many believe something like that but it is false. Marcus Aurelius and people that think like him have never studied or understood the Bible basic teaching that all men are sinners and lost and on the way to hell unless they are redeemed. The Bible is quite clear, nobody can be saved by living a "noble life" and everyone is a lost sinner unless they are saved by grace through faith. (Ephesians 2:8, 9 KJV) "19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. {guilty…: or, subject to the judgment of God} 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; {set forth: or, foreordained} {remission: or, passing over} 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." Romans 3:19-28 KJV " Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." Acts 16:31 KJV
  3. Darwinism has been thoroughly debunked. Try some reading. " The myth of 1% Why does the myth that human and chimp DNA differ by 1% persist when the difference is 30%? Credit: Monkey man © Istockphoto.com/mattjeacock Human and chimp DNA are very different Would a 1% difference be ‘almost identical’? The human genome has about 3,000 million ‘letters’. If the 1% figure were correct, this would amount to 30 million letters difference, which would take 10 Bible-sized books to print. This is 50 times as much DNA as the simplest bacterium.3 This is actually a huge difference that far exceeds the ability of even the most optimistic evolutionary scenarios to create, even given the claimed millions of years.4 What is the real difference? The publication of the human and chimp DNA sequences made possible a comparison. However, even this is problematic because the chimp genome was not built from scratch. Small pieces of the chimp DNA were first sequenced; that is, the order of the chemical letters was determined using chemical procedures in laboratories. These small strings of ‘letters’ were then aligned with the human genome in the places the evolutionists thought they should go (using computers to compare and place the segments). Then the human genome was removed, leaving a pseudo-chimp genome that assumed common ancestry (evolution), creating a mongrel sequence that is not real. The assumption of evolution in constructing the chimp genome in this way would make it look more like the human genome than it really is. But even with this evolutionary bias, the actual differences are much bigger than 1%. In 2007 Science published an article on the similarity of human and chimp DNA titled, “Relative differences: the myth of 1%”.2 Author Jon Cohen queried the continued use of the 1% figure, citing comparisons following the publication of the draft chimp DNA sequence of around 5% difference. And yet the 1% myth is perpetuated in 2012 in the same journal. Illustrating how wrong this is, in 2012 Drs Jeffrey Tomkins and Jerry Bergman reviewed the published studies comparing human and chimp DNA.5 When all the DNA is taken into account and not just pre-selected parts, they found, “it is safe to conclude that human-chimp genome similarity is not more than ~87% identical, and possibly not higher than 81%.” In other words, the differences are huge, possibly greater than 19%. Indeed, Dr Tomkins made his own thorough comparison and found the difference to be ~30%.6 Also, the Y-chromosomes, found only in males, are radically different, contrary to evolutionists’ expectations.7 The large difference does not tally with evolutionary expectations but it is consistent with us being created separately from the animals." https://creation.com/do-humans-and-chimps-share-99-of-dna.
  4. Of course, man is a special creation of God. "26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. " Genesis 1:26-28 KJV
  5. Depends whether you are a believer in the true God of the Bible. The Bible tells us that God created man in his own image. Man is a special creation of God and that means man is not an animal. The Bible says God gave man dominion over the earth and over all creatures. He place man on this earth and said man is to love thy neighbour as thyself. I interpret that to mean man must be respected by his neighbour. He gave commandments against stealing, murder, adultery, and thereby recognized the right to private property. This tells me man does have rights. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and respect as a person created in the image of God. If you don't believe in this God I am talking about, you are not understanding what this subject is all about. Without God there is no meaning for man's existence. There is no purpose in man being here. Man then is just an accident and there is no future. That is false according to the Bible. Without God there is no meaning to life. Without God, man is nothing more than an animal and is just trying to get what he can among the herd of animals in the world. A pointless, hopeless way to live and look at the world and life.
  6. Yes, You are probably correct, but if that is the case, they should explain the reason why they are asking. Would only take a few seconds to say that.
  7. When I was being admitted to a Catholic hospital quite a while ago, which is sort of a public hospital and funded completely by the government, I was asked what my religion is? What does that have to do with going into a hospital? Why would a Catholic hospital ask someone what their religion is? I have never been able to figure that one out. Sounds very suspicious. Like I said, Romanism is a very authoritarian system. The fact that they are a Catholic founded and somewhat still under the Catholic church, is of concern because Rome considers they have the only true religion.
  8. I always thought we were supposed to be a model country of freedoms. But it appears it is not true. We don't have as much freedom as the Americans. I don't think the Senate has much power. It appears they have even less than I thought. The first problem is the Senate is unelected. It is as you just a group of elites that were paid off with a Senate seat. I thought any new legislation the government wants to bring in MUST be passed by the Senate. So how can the government ignore any amendments that the Senate makes? I don't understand how that works. Doesn't the Senate get the final say?
  9. Who was the famous American who said you can pry his gun from his cold dead hands? Sounds familiar. Perhaps a famous American actor.
  10. Don't know who Randy White is.. Worshiping the false god of liberalism is the same as worshiping the god of Baal.
  11. Now we have the Church of Trudeau. Actually had it since Pierre Trudeau's time. He brought in a Charter of Rights to tell us we don't have rights except what government gives us. Nobody recognized that is what the Charter of Rights meant and so-called Repatriation of the Constitution, which we already had. Everyone thought we were really getting something in 1982.
  12. Sadly, we seem to be stuck with a little dictator and his radical Socialist supporter unless Singh wakes up and lets Canadians have an election. What is ridiculous is to have a situation where the country is under the influence of a Communist country and has had an effect on our elections, but nothing can be done about it.
  13. Here is a basic truth I will repeat. Romanism or Popery is authoritarianism by nature. Many of our leaders are part of that system. Rome believes they are God on earth. That is basic Catholic teaching. The Pope is the representative of God on earth. Pontifex Maximus. The Vicar of Christ. That is what the definition of authoritarianism is folks. The Reformation threw that out and embraced the basic human right that everyone has the right to believe what they wish and worship God in whatever way they choose. The right to believe that worship is between an individual and God, not between an individual and the Church with the absolute dictator its head and the Church ruling every aspect of a person's life. Today that has been cleverly replaced by government who believes they are the absolute ruler of everyone's life to an extreme degree and you have no freedom except what they deign to give you.
  14. Just reading a book called Roman Catholicism by Lorraine Boettner written 50 years ago. It is a comprehensive examination of all of Roman Catholicism in the light of Biblical teachings and the Reformation. It mentions countries that are predominantly Roman Catholic are the ones that have the most Communists and often authoritarian (less democratic). For example it mentions Italy 50 years ago when the book was written was about one-third Communist voters. Spain, Portugal, strong RC countries have been very authoritarian (Franco, Mussolini). The Inquisition was centred in Spain, directed by Rome, but spread through much of Europe. Central and south America also had many people leaned toward Communism. They are pouring into the U.S. and Canada now. Why did Trudeau encourage all the illegal migrants to come to Canada? The answer is they will vote liberal and left. Che Guevara, Castro and other revolutionaries fought in central/south America and liberation priests promoted Communism in central/south America. Cuba which is RC had a Communist revolution. Other authoritarians in the 20th century that caused the death of tens of millions of people were Hitler, Franco, Mussolini, etc. So beware Canada. Many if not most of our leaders are RC and seem to be very authoritarian. Now we are learning about their attempts to impose controls on freedom of expression on the internet. Why is it that Romanism seems to lend itself to authoritarianism and Communism? We should learn Rome was a totalitarian system that ruled the western world with an iron fist for over 1,000 years until the Reformation and subsequent wars to break its stranglehold on northern Europe and bring a certain amount of freedom and fundamental rights to western nations. Millions of people died in past centuries to gain the basic freedoms, denied by Rome, that we now take for granted. The Reformation and wars following in the 16th and 17th century were all about getting basic freedoms such as freedom of religion, freedom of belief, freedom of speech, and the right to live one's life free from government or church authoritarianism. Don't let the forked tongues of politicians fool you. Many of them have an agenda of control. We should not rest easy because they are working to regain authoritarian control over nations. This seems to be a basic tenet of liberalism, Socialism, and progressivism: authoritarianism and globalism. You don't have to believe me. Just look at the facts and what is happening.
  15. Here is how the Bible changed the western world. After more than a thousand years of tyranny by the Papacy and Roman Catholic system, Martin Luther was born and became a devout monk. However, he was torn about things within the Papal system and when carefully searching Holy Scripture for some answers he came across some passages that shook him to the core. This led to major rebellion against the authority of the Papacy and began the Reformation. That was a period of great turmoil, wars, and radical changes in countries of northern Europe. How it played out is told well in this historical documentary: The Protestant Reformation - Bing video
  16. We are finding out more about Beijing's interference and it looks like they didn't like the Conservatives because they were not as Beijing friendly as the Liberals. Liberals seem to be more in line with the Beijing kind of authoritarianism.
  17. We are starting to see more dribs and drabs of the Chinese interference. " It’s also impossible for the Trudeau government to deny that whatever the scope and scale of the operation, Beijing desperately wanted the Liberals to win, and to specifically win at least minority-government status in the 2021 elections, and Beijing was ferociously determined that the Conservatives should lose. That latter objective, on its own, hasn’t been subjected to much scrutiny. What’s been overlooked is a pro-Beijing influence operation that targeted the Conservatives, especially during the leadership of Erin O’Toole, and the pro-Beijing forces weren’t finished with O’Toole after the poll results came in on the night of Sept. 20, 2021. Five months later, while everybody’s attention was focused on the Truckist jamboree in Ottawa, O’Toole was overthrown by his own caucus in a coup that featured Beijing-friendly activists playing a background role. By the time O’Toole took the helm from Andrew Scheer in 2020, they’d already taken over the old Chinese Canadian Conservative Association, and a wealthy Chinese property developer with deep connections in the Chinese Communist Party had gone so far as to set up at least ten “Chinese Conservative” associations across the country." Beijing simply could not abide Erin O'Toole's tough-on-China policies | National Post
  18. It looks more and more like Canadians do not have fundamental freedoms such as freedom of speech if the government can pass a law like this controlling what people say OR READ on social media.
  19. Interesting comment. I looked at a webpage about Einstein's beliefs concerning God. Did Einstein Believe in God? Find Out from His Letters and Quotes (magiscenter.com) I don't claim to be smarter than Einstein. Smart in the sense of Einstein is not a religious or Biblical kind of smartness. His profession or specialty was a branch of science. So it wouldn't make much sense to go by what he says about God or the Bible. That was not his specialty. "14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man." 1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV It is not the science geniuses that can give mankind wisdom about God. Many of them consider it foolishness. God chose at times to give spiritual knowledge to the ordinary people and some would say ignorant people. Not necessarily to geniuses. Some great scientists like Isaac Newton believed in God and the Bible. But we live in the day of much darkness in the world when many think they know more than what God revealed to man in his word. Atheists do not have any answers to life or why mankind is even in the world.
  20. How is it "arrogance" to tell you what I believe the real world is or what truth is? I am simply telling what I believe the truth is. There is nothing in what I say that forces you to believe it or do anything. You are still equally free to reject it and tell me how I am wrong. Maybe in China, N. Korea, Iran, or Russia it would illegal to say what I believe. But this is not the same kind of country. We supposedly have freedom of speech and thought here. Perhaps you forget that freedom of speech and convictions is what makes an enlightened society. That is how western democratic society functions.
  21. That is a bit tragic. You have your mind locked into your own world view. I understand that. Don't open your mind to any other view. It might change your thinking.
  22. The Bible proves that would be a disastrous mistake. Mankind looking inward and using his own thinking instead of God's revelation is the kind of thing that has got man into trouble all through history. Take Adam and Eve as that is where it started. Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit in the garden and in doing so they rebelled against God's commandment not to eat it. They failed the test of obedience and broke their relationship with their Creator. As a result all humans have inherited this fallen, corrupt nature or being. So if you look to yourself or your inner being or soul as a guide, you will be following a corrupt wicked being. Not the wisest thing to do.
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