Michael Hranek wrote: Brother Saints John and Mike Can we say true faith is in the Lord Jesus Christ I am of course speaking of the One whom God Himself speake of in the Bible, Who He reveals and identifies in Scripture and testifies is the real One by His Spirit and false faith is in something else ... maybe like John Calvin & Augustine, TULIP, Dhordt, the WCF or even infant sprinkling
Yes I think we can say that is biblical, St Michael. Some look to these things, some even look to their faith, others look to goosebumps: but we will continue to look to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mike wrote: God is not pleased with lack of faith, no argument there. Numerous bible verses point to it. But faith being the gift of God, as you say, you would have God displeased with himself for not giving the gift to the non-elect. Odd theology.
St Mike, you raise the most interesting points, things that all the other saints hardly ever mention, if ever. But it is most true that God is displeased with unbelief, even describing it as worse than lawbreaking.
James Thomas wrote: Saint John of UK, Brother Lurker has provided the Scriptural interpretation that the book in question would be....The Law.
Good morning St James. Yes I think that was what St Lurker was hinting at. I believe a lot of the Revelation was previously foretold by the prophets of old, so it could well have been The Law. But not necessarily, as other books have been written within and without as we know, a multitude. ____________
Saint Lurker, thanks for the extra scriptures and greek concerning the thrones, it's very interesting. I just wish I had more brainpower to take it all in and work it all out. Them Revelations sure are cloudy. I used to try the commentaries to see if they would help, but it seems theologians had a hard time of it as well, some saying that it had all come to pass already. Could it be?
2nd Timothy 3 14Â But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them. 15Â From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus. 16Â Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, 17Â that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Michael Hranek wrote: SteveR Your problem is not with dumb baptists but between yourself and God Hint: We baptist-types could be potentially the worst of sinners and you could do your best to ridicule us etc etc and all that would not make you right with God and btw for all of us who are genuinely born again of the Holy Spirit, not just born again Baptists, the Lord Jesus Christ is our righteousness And Jesuits would still be in desperate need of repentance and the ecumenically deceived and decievers too
Br. Michael Hranek: Know For A FACT That "Je[w]suits" &-Or "Je[w]suitics" Like "stever / mt zion[ist]" & his ilk Will Surely Burn In The Flames Of Fire In Hell-Fire & The Eternal Lake Of Fire If They Don't Repent !
Speaking To Them Directly &-Or Even Communicating With Them Directly Or Privately Is Only ***Giving That Which Is Holy Unto DOGS*** Or ***Casting Your Pearls Before SWINE*** !
The "JE[W]SUITS" &-OR "JE[W]SUITICS" WHO POST THEIR BLASPHEMOUS, UNGODLY & WORTHLESS COMMENTS ON THIS ILLUMINATI-CONTROLLED WEBSITE KNOW WHO I AM: AS I DEFINITELY KNOW WHO THEY ARE !
AS GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN MAKE ME KNOW, BY PRIVATE-GODSENT-DREAMS OR DIVINE-ILLUMINATION: WHAT THEY SAY &-OR PLOT IN THEIR VERY OWN BEDROOMS &-OR SECRET SIN-SICK HELL-HOLES !
Great Sermon! This is an excellent understanding of what is involved in each of us as human beings -- for the saved and unsaved people. You will see that fighting the flesh is an unending process and having a change of your mind will assist in having your Christian spirit take over your life and make you actually more like Christ Jesus. It takes effort but as you have little successes it gets easier and becomes more of your everyday behavior. Brother Raymond gives excellent steps to be an overcomer of a carnal life.
revealing wrote: How do you tell the difference between true faith and false faith?
Brother Saints John and Mike Can we say true faith is in the Lord Jesus Christ I am of course speaking of the One whom God Himself speake of in the Bible, Who He reveals and identifies in Scripture and testifies is the real One by His Spirit
and false faith is in something else ... maybe like John Calvin & Augustine, TULIP, Dhordt, the WCF or even infant sprinkling
further can we say Satan seeks to destroy or punish true faith and deceive people into false faith ... with the Pharisees it was in man made traditions and doctrines of men (as an example what they did with the Sabbath and circumcision and today excuses to abuse, malign, and certainly not genuinely love others)
John UK wrote: The 24 elders: seeing as the New Jerusalem had 12 foundations of apostles and twelve walls of 12 tribes of Israel, I thought the elders might be figurative for these 24.
I've seen that interpretation and it sounds reasonable but reasonable is not necessarily biblical.
Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
The word "seat" used to describe the 24 seats of the elders is actually the same Greek word for throne. So there is a cross reference which accounts for 12 of the 24 elders being the apostles so by good and necessary consequence, I can see that the other 12 elders would be the heads of the tribes of Israel based on Rev 21:12-14.
The only question remaining; is the timeline of Rev 4 compatible with "the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory"?
Rev 5:11 (before the 1st seal was opened) "the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands" compared to Daniel 7:10 (same wording) and 7:13-14 son of man receiving the kingdom of God....... I'd say yes.