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by admindp
Friday Jul 12, 2024
Forum: Daily Devotion Comments
Topic: Server Interruption
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Server Interruption

I apologize for the server going down yesterday. The bad news is that the site went down for six hour. The good news is that the readership is growing. I have rented additional server capacity double what we were using, so that should hold us for a while. Please mark https://dailydevotion.org on you...
by admindp
Wednesday Jun 26, 2024
Forum: Daily Devotion Comments
Topic: Discussing the apostles
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Discussing the apostles

Realize that talking about the apostles' literacy is almost all speculation. Matthew was literate -- Eusebius wrote that Matthew took notes of Jesus' sayings in "Hebrew" (probably Aramaic) -- and Paul was well-educated. All the others were blue-collar workers in a largely illiterate societ...
by admindp
Monday Jun 3, 2024
Forum: Daily Devotion Comments
Topic: correction
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: correction

Daily Prayer for June 1st quoted " that clients of prostitution (in Israel) are charged, if discovered" BUT incorrect in saying it is still legal. Prostitution was legal in Israel UNTIL December 2018 Please read the full page. "Today in Daily Prayer --The caption on the photo is slig...
by admindp
Tuesday May 21, 2024
Forum: Daily Devotion Comments
Topic: Praying for those in heaven
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Praying for those in heaven

When the thief on the cross pled for mercy, Jesus' response was, "Today you will be with me in Paradise." This says to me, Today. Not in the future, but when you take your last breath. That is a promise I cling to. Absolutely. And yet Paul says we will "sleep" until Christ comes...
by admindp
Monday May 20, 2024
Forum: Daily Devotion Comments
Topic: Ot and Nt togetrher
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Re: Ot and Nt togetrher

Thank you so much for your daily devotion comments on the essential life giving link between the old and new testaments. The old Testament is so easily ignored by many of my fellow Christians. I teach catechism at my church and this is always a lively discussion topic. Your permission to use it ver...
by admindp
Friday May 17, 2024
Forum: Daily Devotion Comments
Topic: Praying for those in heaven
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Praying for those in heaven

There is not much to go on, concerning what happens to our souls immediately after we die. Ecclesiastes 12:7 says, “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return to God who gave it,” but this is clearly lacking in specifics. In 1 and 2 Thess., Paul characterizes the ...
by admindp
Thursday May 16, 2024
Forum: Daily Devotion Comments
Topic: Praying for those in heaven
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Praying for those in heaven

tcharlene wrote: Why do we pray for those who have already gone on to Heaven and are living in eternal glory with Jesus? The Catholic Church holds that "all who die in God's grace and friendship but still imperfectly purified" undergo a process of purification after death, which the church...
by admindp
Tuesday Apr 30, 2024
Forum: Daily Devotion Comments
Topic: George Washington
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: George Washington

Tom, I think the stuff about Washington being a deist is simply wrong. It is a fad among scholars who want to discredit the role of Christianity in the founding of the United States, to depict the founding fathers as "deists". But if you study the deists, you will see it is simply impossib...
by admindp
Tuesday Apr 30, 2024
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Slavery

Tom, she sent me some credentials I didn't post. I don't really place much stock in credentials though, lol, I want to see the source and/or argument. Here's one on the difficulty of ascertaining the number of those who sold themselves into Roman slavery for some reason: Walter Scheidel, "Quant...
by admindp
Saturday Apr 27, 2024
Forum: Daily Devotion Comments
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Slavery

I posted an email with remarks about slavery, but they were a big long so I put them in the General section, where they won't pop up on the Daily Devotion. https://dailyprayer.xyz/viewtopic.php?t=262