Deut. 1:10 "The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude."
It may be called hyperbole. There were some 600000 men plus women and children. It is certainly more than the number of stars than can be counted with the naked eye. And there are a lot more people in today's Israel than there were then.
Dr. James Emery White wrote: A growing phenomenon within the ranks of churches, large and small (but mostly large), is the cult of personality.
What is a cult of personality?
It‚Äôs when a person becomes the center of attention rather than Christ; an individual looms larger than a mission; a figure is given more status than the organization itself
I would have had to divide the very worthy article into 3 chunks to fit here, and the whole thing is worth reading. \So, you basically got a URL. Want to know what's longer and is very informative? An Atlantic article!
Emma Green wrote: They vote on everything. They‚Äôre committed to peace. Can a church that defines itself by harmony survive dissonance over homosexuality?
Hyde Park Speakers Corner at the Marble Arch end of the famous Hyde Park is a famous place where on Sunday afternoons, and at some other times, anyone political, religious, social or whatever, or even an eccentric can set up a soapbox, board or ladder, and hold forth on any subject, with hecklers and crowds in evidence!!
There are people who testify for the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as other religious groups, and notably the Muslims are much in evidence.
However, this Trans aggression is a new thing. It seems also this woman was not necessarily a Christian, but a traditional feminist. However the traditional feminists are now getting worried as women are exposed to danger by men posing as women in places that are reserved for them like changing rooms, toilets and bathrooms.
God told Abraham that his descendants would be " as numerous as the stars" present day " Jews" make up less than .01 of the worlds population. God also said all the nations would be subject to Israel. I don't see any of that being fulfilled in present day fake Zionist occult Israel. Only the Christian nations of Europe and Americas name the name of Jesus and all the world is subject to them. God is not slack concerning his promises. He has already kept his promise in Jesus Christ. Anybody trying to add anything to that is deluded by Jesuit theology. Our temple is Jesus our Passover is Christ.
Yes, but the Bible tells us that it will be so, and during the Millenium, the Lord Jesus Christ will rule as absolute monarch, as King of kings, as Lord of lords, as King of Israel, ruling from the throne of David, in Jerusalem for 1,000 years.
The Bible also tells us that during that time, the nations will send representatives to Israel for the Feast of Tabernacles every year.
This is not allegorical, it is literal, and has not yet been fulfilled.
It is in the prophecy of Zechariah, which tells us also that after the deception of the Antichrist, and the desecration of the apostate 3rd Temple that he allowed them to build, and operate, and then broke his treaty after three and a half years, declaring himself to be God, the Jews that are not killed by him, when he is defeated, and the Lord Jesus Christ comes again, the remaining Jews will all see Him whom they pierced and they will mourn, and they will repent and receive Him as their Messiah.
seems like this type of issue is covered in the Scriptures
.... He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.¬†For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.¬†For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.¬† But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.¬† So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean
1Corinthians 10:31¬† Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
"The apparent leaked reason: Manafort was allegedly thought to be colluding with the Russians to prejudice and influence the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton, whom Obama and his lackeys wanted to see elected president."
Funny how Trump was called many names for suggesting folks in Trump Tower were being spied upon. The mass delusional media seems a bit quiet about his vindication on this subject.
Regarding the Russia collusion idea? That was an afterthought. They were not looking to find something that Trump's team was doing with the Russians to influence the election against Hillary Clinton. The politicized intel agencies were looking to find something she could use against Trump. Nothing was found, and justification had to be found for the spying. (If anything was found, it would have been gleefully splashed all over the airwaves) So the Russia story was invented as cover. Apparently no one is yet smart enough to say how the actual vote could be influenced by Russia in the first place, but that has something to do with reality, of which the snowflake left has no interest.
As I understand this, it is an attempt, not so much by the pagan murderess prisoner involved, but more by the highly paid lawyers and atheistic secularist activists behind her, to forcibly do away with official Christian chaplaincies in prisons.
Such laws or judgments would not of course apply, no doubt, to pagan chaplains, and definitely not to radical Muslim prison imams, who are often involved in radicalising Muslim prisoners, and converting young men, (and in women's prisons), young women to radical Islam.
When I visited prison on a couple of occasions with a team from the church I went to at the time, all activities we conducted were totally voluntary, and no one was forced to go to the chapel.
The prisoners that attended were actually very attentive, listened carefully to the preaching, joined in the hymns and songs, followed the Bible readings after, and then in the brief half hour we were allowed after the service for tea and chat, many of them opened up to us, and some were definitely born again, and involved during the week in a kind of Christian Union.
"She is serving a murder sentence at the Topeka Correctional Facility, where, the lawsuit alleges, officials have created a ‚Äúcoercive atmosphere where inmates are pressured to spend their time in a highly religious atmosphere and to participate in religious activities and prayers, thus violating the establishment clause."
Shows us that murderers can be Constitution challenged as well as judges can.
For he (Jesus) himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. - Ephesians 2:14-16
If Christians or Messianic Jews wish to celebrate Biblical feasts on a voluntary basis, and there is no tie in their mind with salvation, and they do not condemn other Christians who do not keep them, there is no problem with that at all.
The problem comes if any of these things are linked to salvation, are made compulsory in any way, or those who do not keep any of these feasts are condemned by those who do.
Similarly, those who do not keep these feasts should not condemn those who do.
Remember, also many Jewish believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, find it very uncomfortable in the normal "evangelical" churches, because of the appalling history of anti-Semitism in not only Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, but tragically the very same "evangelical" Protestant and Reformed churches that should know better.
"The fundamental principle underlying Thelema, known as the "law of Thelema", is "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will."" (Wiki)
Do what thou wilt??? The old idea of a completely free will. All mortals are born with a will which is dominated by sin. Thus 'Do what thou wilt' becomes obedience to sin the most evil force in man. No wonder she is a murderer.
"Sin is more deadly than death. Now the separation of soul and body, that dissolution of the frame of nature and of the union between soul and body is regarded as a great evil, as is apparent from man's unwillingness to die. Man would rather live in sickness and pain, and would be in deaths often, rather than die once. And it is not only an evil in man's apprehension, but it is really so to human nature, for it is called an enemy (1 Corinthians 15.26). It is true that death is a friend to grace, but it is equally true that death is an enemy to nature. There are four ways in which death is evil, and an enemy to man, and in all of them sin is more an enemy to man than is death." (R.Venning: Sinfulness of Sin)
Another satanic Liberalist counterfeit "church?" which does not have faith, or the Bible and uses the human god of deception and false witness.
We see so many bogus churches and religions cropping up today that it is getting to be absurd just how many false witnesses are materializing in the communities.
The question has to be asked, 'How can these people actually believe that they are christian or Biblical?' Answer, Sin dominated religious reprobates are forming groups of deliberately anti-christian anti-Bible associations to serve Satan's purpose on earth. Sin must be blinding these gullible ignorant people in a fraudulent 'faith' (human conviction) to serve Satan.
I notice they are committed to the works based religious ideology, to the extent of excusing the sodomite agenda. Social work but phony faith?? Zeal without knowledge = Rom 10:2,3. Ignorant of God's righteousness.
2Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
KDinDE from Mid-Atlantic writes: Welcome back, ladybug! You've been missed.
Yes, she's a welcomed instrument of God who does her individual part by helping to bring much needed balance to the forum. Most everyone brings their own particular strengths to the table for a well rounded group. Sure, we imperfect, fallen humans have our issues at times, and certainly our flaws, but the occasional ripples rarely overpower the bigger picture which is unity, truth, the great commission, and striving to emulate Christ in all things. While living in this fallen world, especially in these very times when we're alive to witness an entire planet attempt to commit genocide, so to speak, against the living God, and fight hard to resurrect the darkest depths of immorality, it's more important than ever to keep our eyes solely on Him, remembering that were only passing through this pit stop for a short time on our way home. So easy to lose sight and stay above the madness when it surrounds us, and incessantly crashes against the door trying to find a crack to get in. Thank God for His unmerited grace because I'm a filthy rag, and worthy of nothing.
Col 2:16-17 ‚ÄúLet no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.‚ÄĚ For a Christian, having knowledge of the all of the Old Testament is essential in understanding the new covenant. But why practice the ordinances in the shadow when Jesus Christ has fullfilled the Passover, First Fruits, The Days of Unleavened Bread, and sent the Holy Ghost on Pentecost? Now we look forward to the gathering of the saints (rapture) being fulfilled in perhaps either Feast of Trumpets or Day of Atonement, and the physical kingdom of Christ on earth in the Feast of Tabernacles. For a ‚ÄúChristian‚ÄĚ to turn to the Jewish law/ordinances is as one is turning away from the true figure and into the shadows. Similar to a man and his wife greeting another person on the street, and instead of the man introducing his wife, he takes a picture of her out of his wallet, saying, ‚Äúthis is my wife.‚ÄĚ