Ok, so you all asked some good questions. First answer is going to Rachael.
What's your favorite period of history and why?
That, actually, is rather an easy one. The Revolutionary war era, and the late 1800's to early 1900's.
I like the Revolutionary era due to the nature of the political upheaval, and the way it was dealt with in the founding of our nation. Flooring. That, sadly, was also where our nation started down the wrong path. I intend to do a post on that someday....
The late 1800's and early 1900's were the old west and westward expansion days. From cowboys and Indians to cowboys and bank-robbers, to cowboys and.......Yeah, I like cowboys. That was the era of real cowboys. Most weren't saved, but the ones that were were, I believe, the toughest and best men this world has seen in a long time. I also like the clothes, tack, and weapons from that era. A Colt peacemaker with a five and a half inch barrel is still one of the best weapons ever to exist. Hats, boots, horses, snakes, guns, crooks, and all that sheebang - I love them all.
Well, that was nice and easy. Let's get down to a more gritty subject.
Sadie asked what my position on Replacement Theology was. This is a rather interesting topic. From what I understand, Replacement Theology states that Israel is no longer God's people, but the church as a whole is.
From what I understand of scripture, I don't agree with that. Granted, I don't believe every Jewish person that is alive today will be saved, but the Jewish people as a whole have not been chucked by the wayside. I think Paul made that very clear. Part of the whole reason stated that the Gentiles were let in was to make the Jews jealous and drive them back to God.
Granted, not all "Jews" today are really full-blooded Israelites, and I would say that those who weren't would - I guess - be classified under gentile.
That is my opinion as of right now. I did a minimal amount of study at one point, and came to this conclusion after some talks with some friends over this topic. Interesting subject though.
Aaaaannnnnnnnnd, one more for good measure.
Corey P. asked what was my all time favorite fiction book, and why.
Hmm. I haven't read a whole heap of really good fiction books. Most "good" books I have read have been books on particular interesting topics. The vast majority of fiction that I have read, falls under one author - G.A. Henty. I have read all of his historical fiction pieces, and a few of his straight fiction ones. Of his straight fiction, I would have to say that "A Final Reckoning" was the best. It is a tale of a British chap, who, after getting blamed for something he didn't do, heads to Australia for a rough, tough life as a sheriff in the bush, keeping down renegades ranging the open bush of Down Unda. The book ends in a showdown between himself and the British renegade who got him there.
So! That's all for now! Thanks for swingin by and readin!