Great Sermon! This is an excellent sermon! I have been trying to srudying the different Eschatological beliefs systems within Christianity. And this really got me thinking. The pastor very clearly explained the scriptures. I definitely have to listen to this again.
Great Sermon! I believe this man is the only one left that tells the truth without worry who it will bother because the truth will set the us free. I also believe as long as there is property tax we will never be a free people way to much government involvement in everything we do buying and selling they learned a lot from the mob in 50s 60s .thank you reg I would like to attend your church on my next vacation
These verses describe Darwin's problem, a lack of willingness to believe what God says in the Bible and the incredible evidence of infinite intelligent design. 2 Peter3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
I wanted to weigh in on this discussion. My wife and I are a one room school house for our five children ranging in ages from 6 to 17. At this point, we would have it no other way. We live in a small rural area that is by no means totally God fearing. Even in this small community, there is a great deal of alcohol and drugs, domestic violence and sex. The answer is not in a system or a community or a "village". It is in the family. I know as a father, the Lord impresses upon me that I am responsible to raise and prepare my children to be a light in the world. I am required to lead them to a path of salvation and righteousness and also warn them of the temptations which abound. I believe it would be difficult to have the impact that is needed, when they would spend more time out of the home than in it. I am not critical of those who do send their children to school, I just know my children would not be who they are and I would not be able to have the impact on them that is needed. I am responsible for their physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Our children need to see the love of God from us. We are the model they are to follow. As the Word says: "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."Eph 6:4
I have just come to a recent conclusion that I live in a post-Christian nation. Our nation was formed to have the Lord Jesus Christ as the foundation. He is no longer the foundation, He has been replaced by pagan gods and a lack of understanding of who was there at the formation of the world. I pray each day for those in leadership who know Jesus to have a bold testimony of Jesus and stand on His promises. May God help those in leadership and may they all know they will stand in judgement one day and have to answer for what they have done or not done.
The Rapture happens just before the Tribulation, so that believers will not have to experience any of its disruption and pain.
The main difficulties with pre-trib are contained in the Olivet Prophecy of Jesus. In Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, Jesus describes the terrible destruction and loss of life of the tribulation period.
The disaster is believed to be so intense that no human (Christian or non-Christian alike) would remain alive, except that God shortens the duration of the disaster for the sake of the believers.
Jesus then continues by describing his return towards earth immediately after the terrible devastation. From this passage, it is obvious that the rapture will follow the Tribulation.
The supporters of the "pre-trib" position suggest that Jesus will have a total of three comings: the first during the first century CE; the second at the start of the tribulation, and a third at the end of the tribulation. Which appears to be stretching exposition a little too far.
"The Rapture Creed" is a rare, minority theology that is utterly alien to the vast majority of Christians worldwide.
Sorry folks, but it's pretty clear exactly where this minority theology originated: it was first formulated by Anglo-Irish preacher John Nelson Darby in the 1830s.
It exploded in popularity in the United States with the publication of The Scofield Reference Bible in 1909. It became even more popular in mid-20th Century America thanks to the popular writings of Hal Lindsey.
And it got an even bigger shot in the arm in the 1990s and early 2000s with the publication of the wildly popular Left Behind books and movies.
No advocate of The Rapture Creed has ever been able to show that any Christian ever believed this stuff prior to the 1830s, or has been able to point to any non English-speaking source for where it comes from.
It is a theology that is only about 170 years old, and it is almost entirely an American creed. Furthermore, while it is almost entirely American, it is rejected by the vast majority of American Christians, including Orthodox, Catholic, and mainline Protestant.
If even 5% of Christians worldwide believe this stuff, it would be surprising.