Christopher000 my dear friend thanks for your kind compliment. Several days after what I referred to in my last comment, my neighbor made a statement to me that indicated he was amazed by the 50,000 hours of study by the speaker on "The Coming War With Russia" mp3. My neighbor seemed so amazed by what he had found out listening to that speaker that I heard him shouting loudly down the hall "50,000 hours" as he went somewhere to do something.
BTW Chris if it wasn't for my Father, that is, God, I wouldn't have done for my neighbor what I have done for him.
I can assure you that I like all other human beings who have an adamic nature, and all human beings have that nature, I have the capability of being quite selfish. sometimes I sadly even demonstrate that selfishness.
I give my Father, that is, God, all the credit for any thing He counts worthwhile produced by me.
I gave my next door neighbor a basic explanation of how the two religious programs I put on his computer worked and then I left.
Several days later, my neighbor knocked on my door again and announced he had problem he wanted fixed concerning the two religious programs I had put on his computer
My neighbor had decided he wanted to check out the two religious programs and found when he clicked on them nothing happened.
I then came over and found out the problem that was occurring for him. I had installed on his computer from a USB drive of mine an exact copy of theWord software program I use with its various Bibles, books and commentaries.
I had also installed an exact mp3 copy of a LP record I had heard about 1969 which is called, "The Coming War With Russia".
I set both programs so that a click on either brought the program up so that he could use it, then, I went back to my apartment.
1truth1way1life wrote: I yet to read in the Bible where God has removed anyone or his chosen people from anything that come up against them ie the great tribulation. He has made a way for us to go through it and that is Jesus the Christ. So I ask this where is your focus
I take it you have never read the Old Testament which shows the ones that have read the Old Testament that God removed 8 people from a flood that would have destroyed them, like it did the people left behind, had they not been removed.
The flood story besides being a type of one thing is also a type of the Rapture.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
I live in an apartment building. I gave to an unsaved fellow in the apartment immediately to the left of mine a computer, speakers to go with it, and a new 24 inch moniter for it. I also installed on the computer some programs that would allow him to travel safely on the internet: web browser, firewall, antivirus, etc.
I believe it was several months later when he banged on my door and told me he had no sound coming through the speakers and asked if I could fix that problem for him. After a couple of attempts, I was able to do that. To fix the problem I had to put according to my memory one more program on his computer. I also asked him, in effect, if he would like a couple of religious progams on his computer. Two religious programs ended up on his computer.
The fact I gave him a new 24 inch monitor came up; he was surprised when he found out and asked why I did that. I explained I had found out I needed/wanted a better monitor for my new computer thus the one I gave him was inferior to mine. (See! I chose the best monitor for myself and am not really as wonderful as is commonly believed at SA )
John UK wrote: Imagine that, hundreds of ebola germs flying around Texas looking for a suitable home.
John my dear brother I read recently that there are expected to be at least a million cases of ebola by this January. If that turns out to be true I believe there will be a lot of ebola germs flying around a lot of American, Canadian, states and provinces as well as countries of the world looking for a suitable home besides Texas and countries of Africa.
So I will press on with a search for the correct answer, if there is such a thing as one correct answer, and not an answer that involves several correct answers that depend on particular situations involved.
Perhaps, a little more information about my potential law suit will help at this point. The target of my lawsuit, should it come, would be a large organization that is not a Christian organization. The organization has many human heads heading up various departments.
There are undoubtedly many unsaved people in the organization and probably some saved people.
But if I sue it would not be an individual but rather the organization itself.
I invite anyone who wants to help find a solution to post a comment but with the following caveat: This thread has been up to this point exceptionally cordial compared to other threads I have seen and I believe God wants it to stay that way. So, strive to walk in the Spirit when posting a comment.
Anyone, coming to this thread for the first time could stand to see some of the complexities involved in this thread. Thus, I recommend reading every single comment in this thread starting with the first one time wise and going on to the most recent one time wise.
I am still seriously thinking about suing an entity in the world's courts but by no means have actually decided to do that so I will at this point return to my search for help in making up my mind.
By way of brief review of this thread, in regard to my concern just outlined: Frank has declared he believes a believer should never sue another believer and that he isn't sure about a believer vs a non-believer situation. Frank's position is basically my postion as I have declared a believer should never sue a believer in the world's courts. And while I am seriously thinking about suing an enity I am not certain I should do that, and my uncertainty indicates the entity involved is non-believing in Jesus Christ.
Clarke Kent Kryptonite and Shane (both of whom are not me Christopher000 ) by way of questions have contributed significantly to this thread.
Shane has introduced some very penetrating questions that have helped me in my search for the correct solution to my, in effect, dilemma.
I perceived Shane bridged love and mercy in one question. After I thought about that bridging I then thought perhaps the correct solution lies in bridging love, mercy, and judgement but I admit I am not certain that is the solution...
Rodney K. wrote: Great points, bro. US!! Certainly we must be graceful in regards to eschatological differences. Personally, I consider myself to be "pan-trib" - God will win and it will all pan out in the end.
Rodney K. , I must confess I found your remark very funny as I found myself laughing at it. Pan-trib, it will all pan out in the end.
I will now add pan-trib to my repertoire which already includes pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib and no-trib.
I perceive pan-trib can be a very effective way to cool off an over heated group by introducing some levity into a discussion when needed.
what`s here is listed below: John F. Walvoord - The Rapture Part 1 John F. Walvoord - The Rapture Part 2 John F. Walvoord - The Rapture Part 3 John F. Walvoord - The Rapture Part 4 John F. Walvoord - The Rapture Part 5
Jim Lincoln wrote: Dopey, I'm glad you saw the thread. I do see the original article that SA referenced, has expired. I wonder why? I have one of Woolvaard's two volume Bible commentaries written with another fellow, Roy B. Zuck, a fine writer in his own right.
Jim my dear friend, I'm not sure what you are referring to in regards to "expired". I have been clicking links looking for an article that won't show up and haven't found one yet.
Help my blindness and give me the date and time of what ever post you are referring to i.e.
"...John F. Walvoord died on December 20, 2002, at the age of 92. No doubt, as one of America's foremost theologians and prophecy experts, Walvoord had hoped to see Jesus descend with the sound of a trumpet to gather His faithful unto Himself, in the rapture. For John F. Walvoord, however, that was not to be the case. He joined his son Timothy, who died in a tragic car accident, on June 22, 1979, in the glorious presence of His Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
His education afforded him a vast array of degrees and accomplishments. Among them are A.B. and D.D. degrees from Wheaton College; an A.M. degree, in Philosophy, from Texas Christian University; a Th.B., Th.M, and a Th.D., from Dallas Theological Seminary; and an Litt.D. from Liberty Baptist Seminary. He excelled in academics and athletics "football, baseball and track" and was a distinguished member of a state championship debate team. He was also the president of Dallas Theological Seminary's Christian Endeavor because of his strong commitment to foreign missions...
Evening, September 30 (Morning and Evening: Daily Readings)
â€śA living dog is better than a dead lion.â€ť Ecclesiastes 9:4
Life is a precious thing, and in its humblest form it is superior to death. This truth is eminently certain in spiritual things. It is better to be the least in the kingdom of heaven than the greatest out of it. The lowest degree of grace is superior to the noblest development of unregenerate nature. Where the Holy Ghost implants divine life in the soul, there is a precious deposit which none of the refinements of education can equal. The thief on the cross excels Caesar on his throne; Lazarus among the dogs is better than Cicero among the senators; and the most unlettered Christian is in the sight of God superior to Plato. Life is the badge of nobility in the realm of spiritual things, and men without it are only coarser or finer specimens of the same lifeless material, needing to be quickened, for they are dead in trespasses and sins.
John for JESUS wrote: Michael Hranek... As I suspected, there are no verses which talk about a rapture of the church. Thanks for helping me demonstrate that fact. I could under your concern about me soul winning if this forum was about that, but it's not and others are debating also. The Resurrection isn't a matter of interpretation, it's in the scripture. The Rapture isn't.
John for JESUS it really is a shame that you can't read, see, or hear:
1. 9/30/14 12:22 PM 2. 9/30/14 12:32 PM
Perhaps, Jesus Christ will do something for you someday? He is the great healer as the Holy Spirit through the New Testament reveals.
"Dr. Walvoord, (thanks for your link Jim Lincoln) one of evangelicalismâ€™s most prominent 20th century leaders, was a man of remarkable depth and breadth. Though best known for his encyclopedic grasp of Bible prophecy, he was also a man who understood and taught the core of Christian theology with unusual clarity and conviction."
John F. Walvoord - A prophetic Preview of World Events Listen here
Ricky Nelson, was a tragic figure something akin to a key character in a William Shakespeare tragedy. Nelson had movie star looks making him extremely attractive to women and the envy of many a man.
Ricky Nelson was a star for many years on his parents tv show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" and show cased his numerous songs on that program thus helping him to become a major rock star of that era. In one music poll I read about, Ricky Nelson beat out Elvis Presley for the #1 position of favorite male singer.
Nelson had numerous hit records, lots of women, lots of money and then it all fell apart for him. He got married to Sharon and chose to spend a lot of his money on drugs for him and his wife. Some of the stories I read about his wife while they were both living the "high" life defy adequate description.
Eventually she woke up and detached herself from the "high" life they had spent together.
Unfortunately Ricky Nelson never did and he with his new "squeeze" Helen died in a fiery plane crash on December 31st 1985 on a plane once owned by Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry appropriately named, it seems, "the killer".
Morning, September 30 (Morning and Evening: Daily Readings)
â€śSing forth the honour of his name, make his praise glorious.â€ť Psalm 66:2
It is not left to our own option whether we shall praise God or not. Praise is Godâ€™s most righteous due, and every Christian, as the recipient of his grace, is bound to praise God from day to day. It is true we have no authoritative rubric for daily praise; we have no commandment prescribing certain hours of song and thanksgiving: but the law written upon the heart teaches us that it is right to praise God; and the unwritten mandate comes to us with as much force as if it had been recorded on the tables of stone, or handed to us from the top of thundering Sinai. Yes, it is the Christianâ€™s duty to praise God. It is not only a pleasurable exercise, but it is the absolute obligation of his life. Think not ye who are always mourning, that ye are guiltless in this respect, or imagine that ye can discharge your duty to your God without songs of praise. You are bound by the bonds of his love...