Great Sermon! Separation of the Sheep and Goats here in Luke 17 and Matt 25, does not discredit dispensationalism. I am not a traditional dispensationalist, but I do believe in a limited one. The church has not replaced Israel. And, also I believe you can not find the rapture in Matt 24, 25,Mark 13 or Luke 17 or 21. Luke 17:37 is very plain. The rapture occurs long before these events take place.
Great Sermon! Who is the one revealed in Rev 6:2? Is he the anti-Christ or not. If he is, and I believe he is. In Rev 6:2 the anti-Christ is revealed and he is making war during the first 3 1/2 yrs. So, 2 Thess 2:8 is not the first revealing of the ant-Christ. But, this is when satan moves in him and he takes over the temple and makes war with the woman and her seed(Israel). Since the church has been rapture already, the saints here and in Daniel are Jewish saints not he church.
well, Mike, you gotta look behind the scenes to see who does the actual drug running. and until people do, they'd rather put Joe down the road in jail for 20 years, garnering hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of profit for the local corporation that runs our jails. incarceration rates go way up when there's a profit for it. one day whatever people that may live here may say that suddenly they don't want an iron grid/war based economy, and get back to things like selling milk. in the meantime the little farmers in Michigan have to dump their tons of fresh food for the swat team, who get their good salaries while Detroit dies of starvation.
Great Sermon! It is very clear that Matt 24:31 and 1 Thess 4:16 are very different and cannot be the same event. 1. We the church are his sheep and the sheep knows the master(the good shepherd) his voice. When HE calls us, we will meet him in the air(i.e.Lazarus). He doesn't need to send out angels to gather us to meet him. 2. Sheep and goats Matt 25, also look at Luke 17:34-37, note vs 37 those that are taken are dead, because the birds will feast on them.
it is good to hear about the Son of Hamas again. I hope he has been able to separate himself from the world for awhile and get into the Word of God, many pressures from all sides, including Shoebat who demanded that he take on Christian Zionism. This gentleman has taken on Hamas and Islam but his love for his own people and for the Israeli people has always been there since his conversion. Praise the Lord.
Christopher, what a way to start out the day, remembering what an extravagant gift is salvation! I don't know if you have had this experience, but in travels I've met people of totally different places of different languages, and we both knew the other was a Christian without saying a word.
â€śHamas does not care about the lives of Palestinians, does not care about the lives of Israelis or Americans. They donâ€™t care about their own lives. They consider dying for the sake of their ideology a way of worship,â€ť Yousef said.
What???? Peace loving, humanitarian Hamas? How could this be?
John You Kay Wrote: Penny, I believe there is a great deal of mystery and awe about the salvation of any sinner. It is a most wonderful thing, and not to be lightly spoken of. Some talk as if it were no more than like joining a golf club.
I agree about the golf.club part, John. Being finite beings and restricted to the material, it's all we know, and all we can comprehend. When we say we have been born again, I'm not sure we understand how fantastic that really is or how we have been set apart, to the point that the divide is recognizable in the spirit world. There's something different about us; something that Satan and his angels can see when they pass by. Something that limits their activity and causes rage against God because we are recognized as His own. I always wondered if it is a specific aural color that the saved emit, or maybe the Holy Spirit is visible within, or...guardian angels forever near with swords drawn. Anyway, salvation isn't like getting a trophy or gaining membership to some club, but rather, something so fantastic that we can't possibly do any description justice with our finite minds, or begin to fully comprehend it.
Great Sermon! Love this sermon! Especially question at end regarding what will satisfy us on eternity. Nothing in this world that is for certain! The world and all its allure menus is passing away and as Conrad says a sinking ship. Great application for my soul