Last September a common pleas judge in Warren County, Ohio, imposed a guilty verdict on Valerie Bradley for being “criminally reckless” in her son’s education, according to Jim Mason, vice president of litigation for the world’s premiere homeschooling advocates.
She was convicted even as a state official praised her for her success, evidenced by her son’s high academic achievement.
But the fight really is over the state’s “red tape,” HSLDA contends, as state officials penalized the mother for missing a non-existent deadline.
Mason explains: “We intend to show that the real harm in this case is being done by state officials who are misapplying the law and punishing a parent who only wants what is best for her child.”
He said HSLDA “is asking for the chance to demonstrate how state officials bungled Mrs. Bradley’s case in three fundamental areas: homeschool law, the procedure for dealing with truancy and the determination of when a parent is reckless.”
From staff sporting designer knee-high boots and hot pants to its vibrant red and purple dining cars, when Amtrak trains launched in 1971 it offered ordinary Americans an exciting new travel experience on a network of 23 routes spanning 43 states.
In 1970 President Richard Nixon introduced the Rail Passenger Service Act to launch the United States' first national 'modern, efficient, intercity railroad passenger service’, with Amtrak born the following year.
Amtrak inherited a number of different historic locomotives from its predecessors but by 1973 unveiled its own models and offered customers a fleet of new or refurbished all-electric passenger cars.
With taglines in the 1970s encouraging travellers to ‘get off your wheels and on to ours’ Amtrak showcased a series of vibrant adverts depicting the freedom of the network. It also took the TurboTrain on a national tour for the public to see it up close, according to Amtrak's archives.
Interiors were modernised with dazzling colourful flourishes and guests could enjoy food and beverages served with signature blue China. In first class, travellers had reclining swivel chairs and all passengers onboard could make use of a phone booth.
Amtrak’s attempt at revitalising rail road journeys is most visible in photos of its staff’s contemporary, designer uniforms of bold red mini-skirts or hot pants and sweaters emblazoned with the company’s inverted arrow logo. The attendant’s look was created to reflect the travel aspiration of their counterparts in the skies. All aboard for a tour of Amtrak's archives.
When Amtrak took over the nation's intercity passenger rail service in 1971, it inherited locomotives and rolling stock obtained from the predecessor railroads. In this photo, the E8 wears Amtrak Phase II livery from 1975
Two computer scientists say they proved that there is a holy supreme force after confirming the equations.
In 1978, mathematician Kurt Gödel died and left behind a long and complex theory based on modal logic.
Dr Gödel’s model uses mathematical equations that are extremely complicated, but the essence is that no greater power than God can be conceived, and if he or she is believed as a concept then he or she can exist in reality.
“O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!” wrote astronomer Johannes Kepler, 1619, “The Harmonies of the World.”
Johannes Kepler was born Dec. 27, 1571. An attack of smallpox when he was four years old left Johannes Kepler with crippled hands and poor eyesight. Overcoming those handicaps, Kepler took up the study of science.
The person most responsible for advancing the scientific method was Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626). Sir Francis Bacon, who helped found the Royal Society of London, wrote: “There are two books laid before us to study, to prevent our falling into error; first, the volume of Scriptures, which reveal the will of God; then the volume of the Creatures, which express His power.”
In his work “Essays: Of Goodness,” Sir Francis Bacon wrote: “There never was found, in any age of the world, either philosophy, or sect, or religion, or law, or discipline, which did so highly exalt the good of the community, and increase private and particular good as the holy Christian faith. Hence, it clearly appears that it was one and the same God that gave the Christian law to men, who gave the laws of nature to the creatures.”
In his treatise titled “Of Atheism,” Sir Francis Bacon declared: “A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.”
A contemporary of Johannes Kepler was Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), who made the first practical use of the telescope. Galileo Galilei stated: “I am inclined to think that the authority of Holy Scripture is intended to convince men of those truths which are necessary for their salvation, which, being far above man’s understanding, can not be made credible by any learning, or any other means than revelation by the Holy Spirit.”
Imagine yourself opening a Bible for the very first time. You begin to read. And as you do, you read where God says, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8).
You also read where Christ and His disciples kept the Sabbath day, and you see that it says Jesus is the “Lord of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:28).
All of us understand the stresses and strains of this life. Keeping God’s Sabbath is a missing element in successful living.
What do you do? Do you follow Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath?
This is exactly what some people have done when faced with the clear teaching of Scripture. It’s what followers of Christ will be doing when He returns.
In her book The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time, author Judith Shulevitz makes an interesting observation: “Whenever people begin reading the Book [the Bible], they start keeping the Sabbath. And when they keep the Sabbath they read the Book” (2010, p. 2).
That’s exactly what happened to a group of believers in Transylvania in the1500-1600s. Faced with what the Bible itself says about the Sabbath day, they realized they had no choice but to obey God by keeping the Sabbath as He commanded.
Yes a complete new translation by Bob Barney of the Holy Bible - in the order it is meant to be read - and in the order JESUS read (at least in the Old Testament), with every word of Jesus in RED- including in the OLD TESTAMENT!
Believe it or not, there is not one instance in the New Testament where Jesus said: “Thou shall go to church on Sunday!”
By Bob Barney -The Plain Truth
I know this may come to a surprise to many, but Christ observed the Saturday Sabbath, never observed Sunday worship, and even claimed to be the LORD (He is the Old Testament LORD Yahweh) of the Sabbath! It may surprise others when they read for themselves that the Sabbath is for God's people, even until the time of the end! Read it for yourselves in Matthew 24. Jesus is giving the signs of His return, and notice these words: “Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath...” (Mathew 24:20) What is this? We are to pray that we don't have to flee on the Sabbath day? I thought the Sabbath was for Jews! And by the way, since the Law forbid work on the Sabbath, Christ is implying here that we have to pray that it doesn't happen on a Sabbath Day because we are not to flee (work) on that day! Something to consider.....
The following are the only passages I find concerning Sunday in the New Testament:
1) Matthew 28: 1: "In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week." Here two different days are mentioned. One is "the Sabbath," and the other is "the first day of the week," or Sunday, which followed the Sabbath. Note here that Jesus was already GONE before the Sabbath started... And unlike what most Sabbatarians believe, the Sabbath did not start until dawn! (Not in the evening) See my article on when God's days begin.
2) Mark 16:1.2: "When the Sabbath was past ... very early in the morning the first day of the week." More proof that the Sunday started in the morning with the sunlight.
3) Mark 16:9: "Jesus was risen early the first day of the week." Sunday is simply called "the first day of the week." The "week" began in Genesis. God made the world in six days, then He "rested on the seventh day ... blessed the seventh day and sanctified it." Genesis 2:2, 3. God ordained "the seventh day" as His Holy Day, not "the first day of the week. Also note that God did not say He made the Sabbath for the Jews.. He made it for all mankind! Also, note here that some argue that Jesus rose on Sunday because of this statement. However the translation is easily also rendered (as some do) “Early on the first day of the week, after He arose, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had driven out seven demons.” Read John 20:1 for absolute proof of this!
4) Luke 24: 1: The women went to the tomb on "the first day of the week" after "they rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment." Luke 23:56. This verse is enlightening. These were Christian women who loved Jesus. They kept the Sabbath afterthe cross. Luke was a Gentile who wrote this about 28 years after the resurrection. Again, as Luke states, the Sabbath was still there, and these Christian women were keeping it "according to the commandment" found in Exodus 20:8-11. These verses prove that the Sabbath continues after the cross, and that the Sabbath is not Sunday.
5) John 20:1: Mary came to the tomb on "the first day of the week."
6) John 20:19: On the first day of the week" (late Sunday afternoon), the disciples "were assembled" behind shut doors. Why? "For fear of the Jews." This was not a worship service.
7) 1 Corinthians 16:2: "Concerning the collection for the saints" (vs. 1). The context and other Scriptures reveal that Paul was raising a "collection" for needy believers in "Jerusalem" (vs. 3) during a time of famine. See Acts 11:27-30; Romans 15:25, 26. Notice carefully: On "the first day of the week" (Sunday), "let every one" "lay by him at home" "in storage", a certain amount. The words, "by him in storage," reveal that this was to be done by the believers intheir homes. Paul said nothing here about a church service here.
Acts 20:6-13: This passage is often misused to support Sunday observance, but it doesn’t. This was Paul's last meeting with a small group of believers in "Troas" (verse 6). The meeting took place at night (20:7, 8) on the "first day of the week." They met on Sunday night. Big deal, most Christians today meet during the week. There are many Wednesday night services today. Does this imply that they recognize Wednesday as a replacement for Sunday? Absolutely not! One can meet any day, in fact should meet everyday to study Christ's words!
One final proof of the Sabbath: Let's look thru the New Testament to find WHICH DAY Paul kept, and taught Gentile converts to keep. Notice which dayPaul and Barnabus used for preaching to Gentiles: It's in ACTS:
Acts 13: 13 From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem. 14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down. 15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.” Then in verse42-44 “As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. 43 When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.
44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.
Get that? When Paul stopped preaching on that Sabbath, Gentiles asked him to continue to preach TO THEM! What did Paul say, “well tomorrow is Sunday, we can meet in church to continue.” No- he had them wait UNTIL THE NEXT Sabbath! Try as you might, The Sabbath is for Christians. It was not changed by Christ, or the early church to Sunday; rather it was changed by the Pope some 300 years later!
Here is a brief outline what CHURCHES BELIEVE – but never tell you:
"It must be confessed that there is no law in the New Testament concerning the first day." Buck's Theological Dictionary.
"The current notion that Christ and His apo tles authoritatively substituted the first day for the seventh, is absolutely without authority in the New Testament." Dr. Lyman Abbott, Christian Union, Jan. 19, 1882.
"They [the Catholics] allege the Sabbath changed into Sunday, the Lord's day, contrary to the decalogue, as it appears, neither is there any example more boasted of than the changing of the Sabbath day. Great, they say, is the power and authority of the church, since it dispensed with one of the Ten Commandments." Authored by Philipp Melanchthon with approval byMartin Luther, Augsburg Confession of Faith, Art. 28, Par. 9.
Moody Bible Institute: "The Sabbath was binding in Eden, and it has been in force ever since. The fourth commandment begins with the word 'remember,' showing that the Sabbath already existed when God wrote the law on the tables of stone at Sinai. How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away when they will admit that the other nine are still binding?" Dwight L. Moody, Weighed and Wanting, p. 47
"When Christ was on earth He did nothing to set it [the Sabbath] aside; He freed it from the traces under which the scribes and Pharisees had put it, and gave it its true place. 'The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.' It is just as practicable and as necessary for men today as it ever was - in fact, more than ever, because we live in such an intense age." ibid., p. 46.
"And where are we told in the Scriptures that we are to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh; but we are commanded to keep the first." Church of England Isaac Williams, "Plain Sermons on the Catechism," pp. 334, 336.
"There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday... It will be said, however, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week... Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament - absolutely not. There is no scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the seventh to the first day of the week...’To me it seems unaccountable that Jesus, during three years intercourse with His disciples, often conversing with them upon the Sabbath question, never alluded to any transference of the day; also, that during forty days of His resurrection life, no such thing was intimated...’Of course, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history as a religious day, as we learn from the Christian Fathers and other sources. But what a pity that it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, when adopted and sanctioned by papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism." Dr. Edward T. Hiscox, author of the Baptist Manual, in a paper read before a New York minister’s conference held Nov.13, 1893
It's about time we start obeying the words printed very clearly in our Bibles and STOP listening to the doctrines of man, tradition and the Devil!
Once back at the US Ferrari headquarters, this Magnum 232bhp 308 GTS Quattrovalvole was serviced, repainted and sold as a new car.
It's had just two owners since 'new' and covered less than 36,000 miles in its 33 year life, so as you might imagine they want a pretty penny for this TV Ferrari.
Hagerty Insurance's classic car price valuation tool says an 'excellent' version is worth around $104,000, or £83,000, in today's market, though a pristine 'concours' condition example can fetch $125,000, or £100,000.
So how much is this one expected to sell for? The auction house has set an estimation of between $150,000 to $250,000, or £120,000 to £200,000, despite it not being totally original and showing some minor scuffs.
President-elect Donald Trump’s reported plan to gut federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next decade includes eliminating three of iconic agencies typically considered sacred cows for liberal Democrats.
Combined, the three departments cost around $741 million in 2016, and is a small part of a host of budget reforms needed to cut more than a trillion a year from the federal budget.
Eliminating funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which runs PBS and supports shows like Sesame Street, is not a new idea. Mitt Romney suggested cutting the CPB during the 2012 presidential campaign, and was quickly criticized. President Barack Obama even accused Romney of trying to kill Big Bird in a campaign ad.
Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States on Friday, but that’s far from the only event happening this week to mark the country’s transition of power.
Inauguration events started Thursday and will run through the weekend. There are also anti-Trump protests planned in Washington, D.C. and around the country.
Here is a full list of all official inauguration events happening over the next few days:
Thursday, Jan. 19
10:35 a.m. — “Voices of the People” event
This daylong public concert at the Lincoln Memorial kicks off Thursday morning and serves as a welcome celebration. It will feature groups such as the DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, the Republican Hindu Coalition, high school marching bands, choirs and baton twirlers.
3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Wreath Laying Ceremony
President-elect Trump will participate in a private event at Arlington National Cemetery.
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration”
Trump will speak at the Lincoln Memorial in the second part of the morning’s celebration. The afternoon event will also feature acts such as country star Toby Keith, actor Jon Voight and rock band 3 Doors Down.
Friday, Jan. 20
9:30 a.m. — Musical guests begin performing
The inauguration ceremony begins at the west front of the Capitol Building with musical performances.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Inaugural Swearing-in Ceremony
Opening remarks begin at 11:30 a.m. and religious leaders will offer prayers and readings. Then, Mike Pence will be sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Trump will by sworn in as president by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Inaugural Parade
After the ceremony, Congress will host a luncheon in the Capitol. Then, Trump will participate in the presidential procession and inaugural paradeon Pennsylvania Avenue.
7 p.m. — Inaugural balls
Trump, Pence, and their wives will attend three official inaugural balls on Friday evening. Two balls will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and the third, the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball, will take place at the National Building Museum.