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Chapter 1: The Last Refuge

The year is 2030. The world is in chaos. Hyperinflation has rendered most currencies worthless. Governments have collapsed or turned authoritarian. Wars, riots, and famines have ravaged the planet. Millions of people have died or become refugees.

But not everyone has given up hope. In small enclaves around the world, a network of rebels has emerged. They call themselves the Bitcoin Resistance. They use the decentralized cryptocurrency as a means of exchange, communication, and coordination. They believe that Bitcoin can restore freedom, justice, and prosperity to humanity.

One of these enclaves is located in a hidden valley in the Swiss Alps. It is home to about a hundred people, mostly hackers, engineers, and activists. They have built a self-sufficient community with solar panels, hydroponics, and 3D printers. They have also set up a satellite dish and a radio tower to connect to the Bitcoin network and broadcast their message to the world.

The leader of this enclave is Ana Maria, a 39-year-old former journalist and human rights activist. She was one of the first to recognize the potential of Bitcoin as a tool for social change. She has dedicated her life to spreading the word and helping others join the resistance. She is smart, brave, and charismatic, but also haunted by the memories of her past. She lost her family, friends, and colleagues in the turmoil that engulfed her home country of Venezuela.

Ana Maria's right-hand man is Michael, a 52-year-old former software engineer and Bitcoin developer. He is the technical genius behind the enclave's infrastructure and security. He is also one of the oldest and most experienced Bitcoiners in the world. He has seen the rise and fall of many projects and protocols in the space. He is loyal, reliable, and pragmatic, but also cynical and weary of the endless struggle.

On a cold and clear morning in April, Ana Maria and Michael are sitting in their makeshift office in a wooden cabin. They are looking at a laptop screen that shows a map of the world with dots representing other Bitcoin Resistance enclaves. They are trying to coordinate a global campaign to raise awareness and funds for their cause.

"Look at this," Ana Maria says, pointing at a dot in Australia. "They have just completed their solar farm project. They can now power their entire enclave with renewable energy."

"That's impressive," Michael says. "How did they manage to do that without attracting attention?"

"They used drones to transport the materials and equipment. They also disguised them as birdhouses and rocks."

"Smart."

"What about this one?" Ana Maria asks, moving her finger to a dot in Japan. "They have just launched their own satellite into orbit. They can now communicate with other enclaves without relying on the internet."

"Wow," Michael says. "That's ambitious."

"They used a rocket that they built themselves from scrap metal and spare parts. They also hacked into a military base and used their launch pad."

"Daring."

"And this one?" Ana Maria says, zooming in on a dot in Brazil. "They have just rescued a group of refugees from a concentration camp. They are now providing them with food, shelter, and medical care."

"That's admirable," Michael says. "How did they pull that off?"

"They used a helicopter that they stole from a drug lord. They also armed themselves with guns and explosives."

"Courageous."

Ana Maria smiles at Michael. "You see? We are not alone. We are part of something bigger than ourselves. We are making a difference in this world."

Michael nods at Ana Maria. "You're right. We are not alone. We are part of something bigger than ourselves. We are making a difference in this world."

They look into each other's eyes for a moment, then hug each other warmly.

They don't notice that their laptop screen has flickered briefly.

They don't know that someone has hacked into their system.

They don't realize that they are being watched.

The next day, Ana Maria and Michael meet with the rest of the community to discuss their plans. They know they have to be cautious and prepare for any potential attacks from the outside world. They also know they need to expand their network and recruit more members to their cause.

"We have received some new leads from our contacts in South America," Ana Maria says, addressing the group. "There are several groups of dissidents who are interested in joining us. We need to send a team to meet with them and assess their potential."

"I can lead the team," Michael offers. "I have some experience in covert operations."

"Good," Ana Maria says. "But we need to make sure you have enough resources and support. We can't afford any mistakes."

"I understand," Michael says. "I'll take some of our best people with me. We'll use encrypted communication and avoid any surveillance. We'll also bring some Bitcoin to offer as a sign of trust."

"Be careful," Ana Maria says. "We don't want to endanger anyone. And remember, our goal is not to overthrow governments or start a war. Our goal is to empower people and provide them with alternatives to the broken system."

"I know," Michael says. "But sometimes we have to fight for what we believe in. And Bitcoin is our weapon of choice."

The community members nod in agreement. They know that Bitcoin is not just a currency, but a philosophy. It represents freedom, decentralization, and innovation. It is a tool that can challenge the existing power structures and empower the marginalized.

Ana Maria looks at Michael with admiration and gratitude. She knows he is a valuable asset to their cause, but also a friend and a partner.

"Thank you, Michael," she says. "You are a true Bitcoiner and a true rebel. We are lucky to have you on our side."

Michael smiles at Ana Maria. He knows that she is the real leader of the Bitcoin Resistance, the heart and soul of their community. He also knows that he would do anything to protect her and their cause.

They hug each other, knowing that they are facing a long and difficult road ahead. But they also know that they are not alone. They are part of a global movement that is growing stronger every day. They are part of something bigger than themselves. They are making a difference in this world.

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Chapter 2: The Intruder

The intruder is a shadowy figure in a dark room. He wears a hoodie and gloves. He types furiously on a keyboard connected to several monitors. He is using advanced hacking tools and techniques to infiltrate the Bitcoin Resistance enclave's network.

He has been monitoring their activities for weeks, collecting information, mapping their infrastructure, and studying their vulnerabilities. He knows their strengths and weaknesses. He knows their plans and secrets. He knows how to exploit them.

He is a professional hacker, hired by a powerful and wealthy organization that sees the Bitcoin Resistance as a threat to its interests. He doesn't know the identity of his employers. He doesn't care. He only cares about completing his mission and getting paid.

He has already compromised several other Bitcoin Resistance enclaves around the world. He has stolen their funds, disrupted their communications, and exposed their members to authorities and criminals. He has caused chaos and fear. He has shown that the Bitcoin Resistance is not invincible.

He is now targeting the Swiss Alps enclave, the last refuge of the Bitcoin Resistance. He knows that it is the most well-defended and well-prepared of all the enclaves. He knows that it has the strongest encryption, the most sophisticated firewalls, and the most skilled defenders. He also knows that it has the most valuable assets, including a large stash of bitcoins, a treasure trove of sensitive information, and a network of contacts and allies.

He is determined to break into the enclave's system and steal everything he can. He has already bypassed the outer defenses, the fake trails, and the decoy traps. He is now facing the final barrier, the inner sanctum, where Ana Maria and Michael are working.

He takes a deep breath and starts typing again.

He sends a series of commands to the enclave's servers, probing for weaknesses, looking for backdoors. He uses a combination of brute force, social engineering, and zero-day exploits. He is patient and persistent. He doesn't rush. He doesn't panic. He knows that one mistake can expose him and ruin his mission.

He waits for the system to respond. He listens to the sounds of the keyboard and the monitor. He hears the hum of the generator and the crackle of the radio. He smells the scent of the wood and the air. He feels the chill of the mountain and the heat of the CPU.

He smiles as he sees a tiny glitch in the screen.

He has found a vulnerability.

He pounces on it, unleashing a barrage of codes and scripts.

He bypasses the last firewall and gains access to the enclave's mainframe.

He is in.

He feels a rush of adrenaline and triumph.

He is about to download the Bitcoin Resistance's secrets and steal their bitcoins.

He doesn't know that he has just triggered a trap.

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After a few moments, Ana Maria and Michael break the embrace and return their attention to the laptop. They continue to discuss their plans for the Bitcoin Resistance, unaware that their every move is being monitored.

As they talk, the hacker on the other end of the line listens intently, jotting down notes and taking screenshots of their conversation. The hacker is a member of a rival faction, one that sees the Bitcoin Resistance as a threat to their own agenda.

The hacker finishes gathering the information and disconnects from the enclave's system. They quickly analyze the data they've collected, looking for any weaknesses or vulnerabilities that they can exploit.

Meanwhile, Ana Maria and Michael continue their work, completely unaware of the danger that is lurking in the shadows. They discuss their plans for expanding their network, improving their infrastructure, and recruiting new members.

As they talk, a sense of optimism and hope fills the room. Despite the chaos and destruction that surrounds them, they believe that they can make a difference. They believe that they can build a better world, one where freedom, justice, and prosperity are not just empty promises, but tangible realities.

Little do they know that their hopes and dreams are about to be shattered. Little do they know that their enemies are closing in, ready to strike at any moment. Little do they know that their last refuge is about to be breached.

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As Ana Maria and Michael continue their discussion, the hacker on the other end of the line quickly gets to work. They use the information they've gathered to launch a coordinated cyber attack on the enclave's network.

Within seconds, the enclave's systems are compromised. The hacker gains access to their files, their communications, and their Bitcoin wallets. They begin siphoning off funds, erasing data, and planting malware.

Ana Maria and Michael are completely unaware of what is happening. They continue to talk, completely oblivious to the fact that their last refuge is being breached.

It's only when the lights flicker and the satellite link goes down that they realize something is wrong. Michael rushes to the generator to check on it, while Ana Maria tries to reconnect to the Bitcoin network.

As they work frantically to restore their systems, they begin to realize the extent of the damage. Their Bitcoin wallets have been drained, their files have been deleted, and their communications have been intercepted.

They know that they have been compromised, but they don't know who or what is behind the attack. They try to trace the source, but the trail is too complex and too well-hidden.

As they sit in silence, staring at their damaged screens, they realize that their last refuge has been breached. They have lost everything they've worked so hard to build. They are vulnerable, exposed, and alone.

But they are not defeated. They know that they still have each other, and they still have the Bitcoin Resistance. They know that they can rebuild, regroup, and retaliate. They know that they are part of something bigger than themselves, something that cannot be destroyed by a single attack.

And so, with grim determination, they begin to pick up the pieces. They begin to rebuild their network, their systems, and their morale. They begin to fight back, using every tool and every resource at their disposal.

For they know that they are not just fighting for themselves, but for the future of humanity. They know that the Bitcoin Resistance is the last hope for a world on the brink of collapse. And they know that they will never give up, no matter what the cost.

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As Ana Maria and Michael embrace each other, they hear a loud noise outside. They quickly break apart and rush to the window to see what's going on. They see a group of armed men approaching their enclave, shouting and waving their weapons.

Ana Maria's heart sinks. She knows what this means. They have been discovered. Someone has sold them out. Someone has betrayed them.

She turns to Michael. "We have to evacuate. Now."

Michael nods. He grabs his laptop and starts typing furiously. He activates the enclave's emergency protocol, which erases all data and shuts down all systems except for the most essential ones. He also triggers a signal that will alert other enclaves and activate their backup plans.

Ana Maria grabs a backpack and fills it with some clothes, a gun, and a USB drive. She also takes a map and a compass. She knows the area well, having explored it many times before. She has a plan to lead her people to a safe location, but it will be dangerous and difficult.

She looks at Michael. "Are you ready?"

Michael nods. "Let's go."

They leave the cabin and enter the main building, where the other members of the enclave are gathering. They look scared and confused, but also determined and united. They know what they have to do.

Ana Maria addresses them. "We have to leave this place. It's not safe anymore. We will head to the cave system that we have mapped out. It's about five kilometers from here. We have supplies and equipment there. We can stay there for a while and regroup."

The members nod in agreement. They grab their backpacks and follow Ana Maria and Michael outside. They see the armed men getting closer and closer. They hear their shouts and their shots. They run as fast as they can, trying to avoid the bullets and the traps that they have set up.

They reach the edge of the valley and start climbing up the steep slope. They use ropes and hooks to help them, but it's still hard and exhausting. They feel the weight of their backpacks and the fear in their hearts. They also feel the hope that keeps them going, the belief that they can make a difference, that they can create a new world, that they can find a last refuge.

As they reach the top of the slope, they hear a loud explosion. They turn around and see a mushroom cloud rising from the valley. They know what it means. Their enclave has been destroyed. Their friends and comrades are gone. They feel a pang of sorrow and rage. They also feel a determination and a resolve.

Ana Maria looks at Michael. "We have to keep going. We have to find a way to fight back. We have to keep the flame of freedom and justice alive."

Michael nods. "We will. We must."

They turn to their people. "Are you with us?"

The members nod. They see the strength and the courage in Ana Maria and Michael's eyes. They see the vision and the passion in their hearts. They know that they have found a leader and a cause worth fighting for.

They follow Ana Maria and Michael into the wilderness, into the unknown, into the future. They know that they may never return, but they also know that they may never surrender. They know that they are the Bitcoin Resistance.

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Ana Maria and Michael quickly realized that their communication system had been hacked. They tried to trace the source of the intrusion, but it was too late. The hacker had already gained access to their data and devices.

Ana Maria cursed under her breath. "Who the hell could have done this?"

Michael shook his head. "I don't know. It could be anyone. A government agency, a criminal syndicate, a rival faction..."

Ana Maria clenched her fists. "We have to find out. We can't afford to have our plans and identities compromised."

Michael nodded. "Agreed. I'll deploy our countermeasures and run a deep scan of our network. You should check with our contacts and see if anyone else has been targeted."

Ana Maria nodded back. "Right. I'll send out a warning to all the other enclaves and see if we can coordinate a response. We can't let this attack go unanswered."

As Ana Maria was typing on her laptop, Michael suddenly froze.

"What's wrong?" Ana Maria asked, noticing his expression.

Michael stared at his screen in horror. "Oh no... they've found us..."

"Who?" Ana Maria demanded.

"The attacker... they're erasing our data... our backups... everything..."

Ana Maria's heart sank. "We have to shut down the system... now... before they can take over..."

Michael nodded frantically. "I'm on it... shutting down all the servers... disconnecting the antennas... deleting the keys..."

Ana Maria pulled out a small device from her pocket. It was a USB stick with a special code engraved on it. She hesitated for a moment, then inserted it into her laptop and typed a command.

A message popped up on her screen. "Are you sure you want to activate the Last Resort?"

Ana Maria took a deep breath and clicked "Yes".

Suddenly, a loud beep echoed in the cabin. Ana Maria and Michael looked at each other in alarm.

"What the hell was that?" Michael said.

Ana Maria's eyes widened. "The EMP... we activated the electromagnetic pulse..."

Michael gasped. "You mean... we just nuked our own system?"

Ana Maria nodded gravely. "And everything within a mile radius... including our devices... and the hacker's..."

They both stared at their dead screens and realized what they had just done. They had destroyed their own communication system, their own infrastructure, and their own refuge.

But they had also prevented their enemy from stealing their data, their identities, and their lives.

They had made the ultimate sacrifice for their cause.

They had become the Last Refuge.

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Ana Maria and Michael quickly realized that they were under attack. They rushed to unplug their devices, but it was too late. The intruder had already gained access to their system.

Ana Maria's heart raced as she watched the cursor move on its own across the screen. She knew that their entire operation could be compromised if they didn't act fast.

"Michael, we have to shut it down!" she shouted.

Michael nodded, and they both pulled out their emergency kits. They had prepared for this scenario by installing kill switches in their devices and hiding backup drives in secret locations.

As Ana Maria typed in the code to activate the kill switch, she felt a surge of adrenaline. She had trained for this moment for years, but she had never been in a real-world situation like this before.

Suddenly, the screen went black, and the room fell silent. Ana Maria and Michael held their breath as they waited for any signs of activity.

After a few tense minutes, Michael cautiously turned on one of their laptops. To their relief, it seemed to be working fine. They checked their other devices and found that they were still functional.

Ana Maria let out a sigh of relief. "That was close," she said.

Michael nodded. "We need to change all our passwords and encryption keys, and run a full security scan on our systems."

"I know," Ana Maria said. "But first, we need to find out who did this and how they did it."

Michael nodded again. "I'll start analyzing the logs and tracing the IP address. You should reach out to our contacts and warn them about the breach."

Ana Maria nodded and started typing on her laptop. She sent out a series of encrypted messages to their allies, informing them of the attack and urging them to increase their security measures.

As she worked, Ana Maria couldn't shake off the feeling of unease. She had always known that their mission was dangerous, but now it felt more real than ever. She wondered who their attacker was and what they wanted. She also wondered if they had any other enemies that they didn't know about.

But she pushed those thoughts aside and focused on the task at hand. She knew that they had to stay vigilant and united if they wanted to survive in this harsh new world. She also knew that they had something that their enemies didn't have: hope. And as long as they had hope, they had a chance to make a difference.

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Ana Maria and Michael continued to discuss their plans for the global campaign, unaware that they were being watched by an unknown intruder. Suddenly, the laptop screen flickered again, and a message appeared:

"Hello, Ana Maria and Michael. I hope you don't mind me dropping in like this. My name is David, and I am a friend."

Ana Maria and Michael looked at each other in confusion. They had never heard of this David before.

"Who are you?" Ana Maria typed back.

"I am a fellow Bitcoiner and a supporter of the Bitcoin Resistance," David replied. "I have been following your work for a while, and I am impressed by what you have achieved."

"Thank you," Ana Maria typed. "But how did you find us?"

"I have my ways," David replied cryptically. "But that's not important now. What is important is that I have some information that might interest you."

"What kind of information?" Michael typed.

"Sensitive information," David replied. "Information that could help your cause, but also put you in danger."

"What do you mean?" Ana Maria typed.

"I mean that there are powerful people who want to stop you, who see you as a threat to their interests, who will do anything to crush you," David replied. "And I mean that I have evidence of their plans, their operations, their identities."

"Why are you telling us this?" Michael typed.

"Because I believe in your cause, and because I trust you," David replied. "I also believe that you have the skills, the resources, and the courage to use this information wisely and effectively."

"What do you want in return?" Ana Maria typed.

"Nothing," David replied. "I only want to help. But I also want to remain anonymous, for my own safety and yours. You can call me anytime, using this secure line I have set up for you. Just be careful, and don't trust anyone you don't know."

The laptop screen flickered again, and the message disappeared.

Ana Maria and Michael looked at each other in silence, realizing the gravity of the situation.

"We have to be careful," Ana Maria said. "This could be a trap."

"Or it could be a chance," Michael said. "A chance to strike back, to expose our enemies, to gain the upper hand."

"We have to decide quickly," Ana Maria said. "We don't have much time."

Michael nodded. "I'll set up the encryption protocols and the firewalls. You call the other enclaves and the leaders. We need to have a meeting as soon as possible, to discuss this information and plan our next move."

Ana Maria nodded. "Let's do it. And let's hope that David is telling the truth, and that he is a friend, not a foe."

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Ana Maria and Michael rush to the satellite dish to investigate. They find that the signal is being jammed, most likely from a nearby location.

"We have to act fast," Ana Maria says. "We can't let them take us down."

Michael nods. "I'll check the security cameras and see if we can spot any intruders."

Ana Maria takes out her walkie-talkie and calls for backup. She informs the other members of the enclave of the situation and tells them to be on high alert.

As they wait for a response, Michael reviews the footage from the security cameras. He spots several figures dressed in black sneaking around the perimeter of the enclave.

"We have company," Michael says, showing the footage to Ana Maria.

Ana Maria studies the images carefully. "They look like professionals. This is not a random attack. They must have been tracking us for a while."

"We have to assume that they know our weaknesses and our defenses," Michael says. "We can't underestimate them."

Ana Maria nods. "I'll activate the emergency protocols. We'll go into lockdown mode and prepare for a possible assault."

Michael nods. "I'll double-check the encryption and the firewalls. We'll make it as hard as possible for them to penetrate our systems."

Ana Maria and Michael work quickly and efficiently. They activate the emergency protocols, which involve locking down all entrances and exits, sealing off critical infrastructure, and deploying defensive measures such as drones, cameras, and alarms.

They also strengthen the encryption and the firewalls, making it virtually impossible for the hackers to breach their systems.

Meanwhile, the other members of the enclave arrive at the satellite dish, armed with weapons and protective gear. They take up defensive positions and prepare for a possible attack.

Ana Maria and Michael join them, each carrying a pistol and a radio. They scan the perimeter with binoculars and listen for any signs of intrusion.

For several tense minutes, nothing happens. The enclave is quiet, except for the sound of the wind and the occasional bird.

But then they hear a faint buzzing noise, coming from the direction of the valley. It sounds like a swarm of bees or a group of drones.

Ana Maria raises her radio. "This is Ana Maria. Does anyone see anything unusual?"

"I see a bunch of small flying objects," one of the members replies. "They're heading towards us."

"I see them too," Michael says, pointing at the horizon. "They're drones. And they're armed."

The drones get closer and closer, until they are hovering just above the enclave. They are small and fast, with rotating blades and blinking lights.

Ana Maria raises her pistol. "Take them down!"

The members of the enclave aim their guns and start shooting at the drones. Some of the bullets hit their targets, causing them to spin out of control and crash into the ground.

But others miss, and the drones keep coming, firing back with small missiles and laser beams.

Ana Maria and Michael take cover behind a rock and try to pinpoint the source of the attack. They scan the valley with their binoculars and radios, looking for any signs of the enemy.

But they see nothing, except for the wreckage of the drones and the smoke rising from the ground.

Then they hear a voice, coming from a hidden speaker.

"Greetings, Bitcoin Resistance. This is the Iron Fist. You have been a thorn in our side for too long. We have come to put an end to your insolence. Surrender now, and we may spare your lives."

Ana Maria grits her teeth. "Never. We will fight to the end. For Bitcoin. For freedom. For humanity."

Michael nods. "We stand together. We will not yield. For Bitcoin. For freedom. For humanity."

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Suddenly, the door to their cabin bursts open, and four armed men rush in. Ana Maria and Michael have no time to react as the men point their guns at them.

"Hands up!" one of the men shouts. "You are under arrest for terrorism and sedition!"

Ana Maria looks at the men in disbelief. "What are you talking about? We are not terrorists! We are fighting for freedom and justice!"

"Shut up!" another man barks. "We have evidence that you are plotting to overthrow the government and establish a Bitcoin-based dictatorship!"

"That's ridiculous!" Michael protests. "Bitcoin is a tool for decentralization and empowerment, not for tyranny and oppression!"

"Silence!" a third man growls. "You are both going to pay for your crimes. We will take you to our headquarters and extract a confession from you."

Ana Maria and Michael exchange a look of dread. They know what the government's interrogation methods are like. They know they will be tortured, brainwashed, and possibly killed.

But they also know that they cannot give up their cause. They cannot betray their principles. They cannot let their comrades down.

They take a deep breath and stand up slowly, their hands raised above their heads.

"Fine," Ana Maria says, with a calm but defiant voice. "Take us away. But remember this: we are not alone. We are part of something bigger than ourselves. We are making a difference in this world. And we will never give up."

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Now, let's consider why ex-Witnesses specifically target one particular religion. What justifications do they provide when other Christian denominations also adhere to the same principle grounded in the Bible? Chapter 1 - Preface Both must therefore test themselves: the one, if he is qualified to speak and leave behind him written records; the other, if he is in a right state to hear and read: as also some in the dispensation of the Eucharist, according to  custom enjoin that each one of the people individually should take his part. One's own conscience is best for choosing accurately or shunning. And its firm foundation is a right life, with suitable instruction. But the imitation of those who have already been proved, and who have led correct lives, is most excellent for the understanding and practice of the commandments. "So that whosoever shall eat the bread and drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup."  It therefore follows, that every one of those who undertake to promote the good of their neighbours, ought to consider whether he has betaken himself to teaching rashly and out of rivalry to any; if his communication of the word is out of vainglory; if the the only reward he reaps is the salvation of those who hear, and if he speaks not in order to win favour: if so, he who speaks by writings escapes the reproach of mercenary motives. "For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know," says the apostle, "nor a cloak of covetousness. God is witness. Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome as the apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children."   (from Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 2) Divine promises 2. The manner of shunning, in the word escaping. There is a flying away required, and that quickly, as in the plague, or from a fire which hath almost burned us, or a flood that breaketh in upon us. We cannot soon enough escape from sin (Matt 3:7; Heb 6:18). No motion but flight becomes us in this case. Doctrine: That the great end and effect of the promises of the gospel is to make us partakers of the Divine nature. (from The Biblical Illustrator)  
    • Clearly, they are already demanding your exile. Yes! It's unfortunate that Pudgy spoiled a great discussion about science. I hope the discussion can continue without any more nonsensical interruptions. Just a suggestion since they are on your heels. Wow! You speak! It seems you have a lot to say! Now they are going to treat like, who do you think you are, mister big stuff! Are those aliens now going to imply that anyone who speaks out against the five or six key contributors to this site will be treated as though it is George just because those in opposition speak the language they hate to hear, the TRUTH? They are seeking individuals who will embrace their nonconformist values and appreciate what they can offer in shaping public opinion contrary to the established agenda of God and Christ. Their goal is to enhance their writing abilities and avoid squandering time on frivolous pursuits, mainly arguing about the truth they don't care for. They see it all as a mere game, even when leading people astray. They believe they have every right to and will face no biblical repercussions, or so they believe. They just want to have fun just like that Cyndi Lauper song. Be prepared to be belittled and ridiculed, all the while they claim to be angels. Haha! By the way, please refrain from using the same language as George. They appear to believe that when others use the same words, it means they are the same person, and they emphasize this as if no one else is allowed to use similar grammar. It seems they think only they have the right to use the same or similar writing styles. Quite amusing, isn't it? See, what I just placed in bold, now I'm George, lol! Now, let's leave this nice science thread for people that want to know more about science. I believe George left it at "Zero Distance."  
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