Post by davewatchman on Jun 3, 2018 14:02:12 GMT -6
I was looking at this too. It seems like a spooky deal. I follow the earthquakes on this little map from a weather station. It started like 200/300 quakes 3 weeks ago. Then it shot up to 400. Then last weekend 1200. Then it relaxed a bit each of the two last Saturdays. And now it's at 1666 2.0 and greater earthquakes over a seven day period. I don't know how they can get any sleep over there.
6/1/18 1:28 PM:
1666 at 3:20 on 6/3/18:
I always thought that when "something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea", that it was talking about an asteroid. But after reading the Hilina Slump materials, i'm not so sure.
At the third trumpet it actually says that it falls from Heaven, so there's no misunderstanding. "A great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch". If a volcanic mountain, burning with fire, gets thrown into the sea, it's going to make a big wave.
I don't know how they can get any sleep over there. 1666 earthquakes over a seven day period. The people seem weird over there, like weedheads. They keep talking about the goddess pele who is in charge of the fire.
Yes sir. Earthquake insanity like I have never seen before. Antipode points roughly to Mayotte where the earthquakes have been constant and frightening for over 3 weeks. Coincidence? I think not. An eruption, Hilina Slump sliding into the ocean or a huge earthquake causing tsunami are all possibilities. Praying for the people in Hawaii.
Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” John 6:29
EnochWalked: sesquip: That's a good point, but I still think that the owner of a privately owned company doesn't necessarily have a moral duty to damage the value of their company by publicly supporting unpopular causes. Brave to do so, but maybe donate anonymously.
Dec 5, 2019 3:56:02 GMT -6
fitz: But you can't donate anonymously as a corporation. A legitimate company puts every single penny on the books, so no longer anonymous. See a CEO answers to a board of directors...so its not a question of publicly or privately held.
Dec 5, 2019 14:54:19 GMT -6
fitz: sesquipedalian what you are basically saying is that a Christian cannot be the CEO of a big corporation. No matter what business decisions he makes, eventually he will make one that other Christians think is immoral and anti-christian. Can't win.
Dec 5, 2019 14:57:22 GMT -6
fitz: even though he was just doing his job...which is not to be a shining example of a Christian CEO in the business world, though that's a noble pursuit, his main focus should be making money for his bosses.
Dec 5, 2019 14:59:10 GMT -6
fitz: Else he's a bad employee...which isn't very Christlike either.
Dec 5, 2019 15:00:12 GMT -6
EnochWalked: fitz: I think if a CEO owns a corporation, he can pay himself whatever salary he wants from the company's money, and then anonymously donate that. I suppose that move wouldn't be very popular with the employees, or make the company very competitive.
Dec 5, 2019 15:41:33 GMT -6
sesquipedalian: It really is disappointing to see two Christians trying to justify abandoning moral principles for the sake of profits and worldly favor. Never mind the fact that Chick-Fil-A already had sizeable profits and tremendous loyalty from their customers.
Dec 5, 2019 17:17:51 GMT -6
mike: Weighing in again, I'm disappointed. In this world there aren't too many righteous stories to be "proud" of. This was but is no more. That's the part that caused my reaction. If I boycott them I have to boycott everything
Dec 5, 2019 21:41:56 GMT -6
Bora: They had it and then they were brow-beat and lost it. To bad they caved as they had my admiration but now no. They are simply the strong that backed down in the heat of battle.
Dec 6, 2019 8:12:51 GMT -6
Joecool: Since God was always all-knowing, that means He not only knew us but He was thinking about us before the foundations of the world
Dec 6, 2019 10:17:13 GMT -6
Joecool: No sense in worrying about the battles since God is Always with us.
Dec 6, 2019 10:17:59 GMT -6
EnochWalked: sesquip: I don't think I was trying to justify "abandoning moral principles" and I'm sorry if it came across that way. I was just trying to show empathy for Christian company owners who choose to avoid controversy in order to keep their business operating.
Dec 6, 2019 16:15:01 GMT -6
EnochWalked: If the owner of Chick-fil-A had been motivated only by personal greed, or avoiding personal embarrassment in the eyes of the secular world (as your first link suggests, without evidence) then I would not justify that, but I don't know his heart (God does).
Dec 6, 2019 16:18:28 GMT -6
EnochWalked: The company is still giving to charities concerned with "education, hunger, and homelessness.", which still seems moral to me, and I wouldn't feel comfortable condemning them for that. ("He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone" Jn 8:7)
Dec 6, 2019 16:23:37 GMT -6