Georgetown City Hall sends strong message to vendors – video

Georgetown City Hall sends strong message to vendors – video

Published on Jan 15, 2016 – HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67) Guyana

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  • Clyde Duncan  On January 19, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Question: “Is cleanliness next to godliness?”

    Answer: The saying “cleanliness is next to godliness” does not appear in the Bible. The expression is an archaic proverb found in Babylonian and Hebrew religious tracts. Its debut in the English language, in a modified form, is found in the writings of philosopher and scientist Sir Francis Bacon. In Advancement of Learning (1605) he wrote, “Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.” Almost two hundred years later (1791), John Wesley made a reference to the expression in one of his sermons in the form we use it today. Wesley wrote, “Slovenliness is no part of religion. Cleanliness is indeed next to Godliness.”

    It’s hard to say where the idea of a connection between cleanliness and godliness originated. The Israelites were certainly concerned about the concepts of “clean” and “unclean” because a major portion of the Mosaic Law outlines the principles of each. Among the unclean things that God’s people were to avoid are dead bodies and carcasses, eating certain animals, leprosy, and bodily discharges. Elaborate washing rituals were prescribed to render an unclean person clean again so that he could re-enter the community and the sanctuary of the Lord (Numbers 19). For the Jew, keeping the ceremonial laws and regulations was considered the way to approach God. Therefore, it is no wonder that the expression has its roots in Hebrew literature.

    Biblically speaking, however, outward cleanliness has no connection to godliness. Jesus made it clear that men are defiled by what is in their hearts and that godliness is not attained by what we eat or don’t eat or by how often we wash our hands (Matthew 7:18-23). The Pharisees who questioned Jesus on His teachings failed to understand that truth. They adhered to the Old Testament requirements and ceremonies as they waited for their Messiah. But when He came and stood before them, they were blinded by their own efforts to obtain righteousness by the Law, and they denied Him. He told them, “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life” (John 5:39-40).

  • Albert  On January 19, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Stepen Hawkins, the known Oxford Physicist, said that humans might not be here in the next 100 years due to nuclear warfare, global warming and genetically engineered viruses. If he is right that should solve all these issues..

  • Clyde Duncan  On January 19, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction? – National Geographic

    Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, a new study finds. Author Elizabeth Kolbert says that raises questions about our survival.

    Q: The human component of this story—the fact that we appear to be responsible for the sixth extinction—what is some of the best evidence for our involvement?

    I don’t think there’s any dispute that we are responsible for the elevated extinction rates we see now. There are very few, if any, extinctions that we know about in the last 100 years that would have taken place without human activity. I have never heard anyone argue, “Oh extinction rates, that’s just a natural thing that would have happened with or without humans.” It’s just pretty much impossible to argue that.

    Q: If we’re pulling the trigger, what did we load the gun with?

    There are thousands and thousands of scientific articles that have been written about this. We loaded it with simply hunting. We brought in invasive species. We are now changing the climate, very, very rapidly, by geological standards. We are changing the chemistry of all the oceans. We are changing the surface of the planet. We cut down forests; we plant mono-culture agriculture, which is not good for a lot of species. We’re overfishing. The list goes on and on.

    There’s no shortage of bullets. We have a pretty big arsenal right now. (Read about which animals are likely to go extinct first due to climate change.)

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