Many have speculated the mark of the beast in end times will be a microchip or tracking device. Interestingly enough, the author of the above video also claims that the churches who teach Sunday as the sabbath are the wrong churches! If true that puts Catholics and Mormons in a bad light! (Not that they weren’t already in some peoples minds). As well as protestants!
What do you think the mark of the beast will be? Is clothed by grace (video author) wrong? Will it be a universal tracking device that records every pulse in your body and every word you speak?
Sometime in 2004 when I lived in a small town near the North end of the Island, I was attending the Latter-Day-Saint Church, and the topic came up about the moon and the stars and I happened to bring up something my college professor told us at college.
As you may know the LDS believe the brightness of the stars represent the lowest glory of God, called Telestial glory, and the brightness of the moon, being likened unto Terrestrial glory, (where the just will go when they die(d) and those who died without law), and the brightness of the sun being likened unto Celestial glory where the most perfect people who lived on earth will go after they die to dwell with God the father and the son.
The thing my professor told us about the moon and the stars was more based on astronomy rather than glories of God, which was if you aim for the stars you’ll reach the moon, but if you aim for the moon you’ll get nowhere, this perspective from Earth and distance to getting places further in space.
I managed to quote my professor but the Bishop there corrected me saying I should aim for the moon not the stars, which confused me even more because they had read the Doctrine and Covenants that I was less familiar with and not learned in, so I explained to them or tried to what my professor told me then the Bishop explained the three glories of God, exclaiming don’t aim for the moon, aim for the sun.
Analyzing it in my mind it seemed pretty dreadful going in a spaceship to the sun.
Here is an example of their teaching:
Used by permission from Wikipedia ->
As you can see, that after we die we will go to one of three of the kingdoms of God, unless you are a son of perdition, in which case you might go to outer-darkness (not the TV show that’s the outer limits lol). But that there are so few of the sons of perdition you probably aren’t one of them.
The Sun being the brightest thing you’ll see in the sky likened unto the greatness of the Celestial kingdom, the moon, the 2nd brightest thing we see in the sky, it’s glory being Terrestrial, not the greatest glory of God but good enough for most I would imagine. Then the stars like how there are many, there will be many who only make it to the Telestial kingdom when they die.
After looking at it a little better, I wholeheartedly agree with what the Bishop said to me, Aim for the sun.
One thing I have done to stay cool this summer is make my own iced tea.
The recipe I came up with is as follows:
Ingredients: 1 lemon, 1 lime, 5 tea bags, 10-12 heaping tablespoons of sugar, 2 liters of water.
Steps, bring 2 liters of water to a boil in a large pot, remove from heat and add tea bags, let steep 5 minutes, after steep (remove tea bags), add sugar, squeeze one lemon through a strainer into the pot, do the same with the lime, put empty juice jug into an empty sink and pour in the contents of the pot into your juice jug, then chill it in the fridge for about an hour and 20 minutes before serving.
Making it myself I have calculated the cost per 2L to be around 90 cents, as opposed to store bought ice tea at $1.87 per 2L.
EDIT: As a slight modification to the recipe above, instead use 7 cups of water, then after the sugar and lemon/limes add about 8 ice cubes to make it cool alot faster.
The ice cubes will melt very fast, and adding more ice cubes they will likely melt, so it’s probably best to add ice cubes to the drink when you serve it rather than to the whole pitcher in the fridge. Except for the ice cube modification to the recipe above as you want those to melt in it to replace for the reduced water.
New monkey species discovered.
named: “C. lomamiensis”, “like C. hamlyni, is semi-terrestrial with a diet containing terrestrial herbaceous vegetation. “.
So I take it’s a herbivore, it looks very gentle and understanding in an almost uncannily human way.