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<Jer 20:10-13

Jeremiah said:

"I hear the whisperings of many:

'Terror on every side!


Let us denounce him!'

All those who were my friends
are on the watch for any misstep of mine.

'Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail, and take our vengeance on him.'

But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:

my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.

In their failure they will be put to utter shame, to lasting, unforgettable confusion.

O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,
who probe mind and heart,
let me witness the vengeance you take on them,
for to you I have entrusted my cause.

Sing to the LORD,
praise the LORD,
for he has rescued the life of the poor
from the power of the wicked!">


<The Promise of the Lord's Coming

The Second Letter of Peter

Chapter 3


This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you; in them I am trying to arouse your sincere intention by reminding you


that you should remember the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets, and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken through your apostles.


First of all you must understand this, that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and indulging their own lusts


and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since our ancestors died, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation!?


They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago and an earth was formed out of water and by means of water,


through which the world of that time was deluged with water and perished.


But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the godless.


But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day.


The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.


But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed.


Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness,


waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire?


But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home.

Final Exhortation and Doxology


Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish;


and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation. So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,


speaking of this as he does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures.


You therefore beloved, since you are forewarned, beware that you are not carried away with the error of the lawless and lose your own stability.


But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.

Amen.> Full Member

   chancho has kibitzed 43207 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-18-23 Faustino Oro
chancho: Oct. 14, 2013...
   Sep-18-23 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
chancho: Biden will lead us to WWll... This is not mental sharpness, it is the brain of Trump turning to tapioca. Biden has his issues, but Trump is a billionaire in mental decline compared to old Joe.
   Sep-16-23 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
chancho: Gracias amigo!
   Sep-13-23 Carlsen vs Niemann, 2022
chancho: Edward Lasker said the criteria for what makes an outstanding player over the years, is how they measure up against their comtemporaries over tournaments, matches, etc. Carlsen has done that and then some imo. (I used to have Lasker's Modern Chess Strategy so I'm going by memory.) ...
   Sep-01-23 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Aug-28-23 J Curdo vs M Petrella, 1992
chancho: From 2013: <We have a chess legend in Massachusetts and he is John Curdo of Auburn. He has just reached 890 clear or shared first places in his chess career. He has published four volumes of brevities and near brevities titled “Chess Caviar,” “More Chess Caviar,” and ...
   Aug-27-23 FIDE World Cup (2023) (replies)
chancho: The Carlsen resume is that of a consumate winner. He does not have to prove anything when it comes to chess. At 32 he can just move on to do other things. Eric Heiden is an example of someone who won five gold medals and then became a Doctor. Magnus has it in him to do something ...
   Aug-24-23 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
chancho: Looks like Magnus is content. Reminds me of the lyrics from a Heatwave song: <Happiness, togetherness, lovingness, foreverness It's love I guess that's why I'm blessed with peacefulness>
   Aug-22-23 perfidious chessforum (replies)
chancho: The many lies of Donnie Numbnuts:
   Aug-19-23 Carlsen vs N Abasov, 2023 (replies)
chancho: Carlsen admitted he did not see the move 34...Qf1. Abasov had his chance but missed it.
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