pennnelope wrote: Orwellian statement of the night award right here. remember you all, Palestinians do not live in Palestine, and don't even exist as a people although as a people they are all "evil", even though they've been living there for centuries, their home is somewhere else... somewhere we don't know, because we call them Palestinians, but they don't live in Palestine and they don't belong there.... and Palestinians are anti-Semites even though they are semites but the westerners coming into Israel are semitic even though they are from Europe. wonder if anyone ever thought to let the bible define our terms? "For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: "But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God." Romans 2:28
"Not many Christians know what they're talking about when they discuss racial reconciliation and their reliance on the modern social construct of "race," as opposed to the Bible's approach to the term, which leads to an "incomplete Gospel" "
Incomplete gospel? The power of God unto SALVATION. Anything added to that makes it another gospel.
From God's perspective, there are 2 types of people......... those who always belonged to Him and were given to the Son with the command to lose none........... and all the rest. Biblically, race is a non-issue.
This is one of the present problems with professing Christianity..... too many man-made experts spewing rubbish like this and the lemmings swallow it up as biblical truth.
NB wrote: MS- I would hate to see you leave as I appreciate your comments and thoughts... And even tho I haven't been posting for a long time, I have been casually following the SA news and browsing the comments for a couple of years. If theologically sound posters leave, then who wins? The offensive posters? Then this news forum will cease to be a place to "pick each others' brains". Many types of people find their way to SA to listen to sound teaching via the sermons. Ultimately, they find their way to the news site. You are an asset. Don't let a couple of bad apples ruin the whole bunch!!!
I agree. I sure hope MS, Dorcas and any other tempted to leave because of SteveR's filthy mouth will reconsider. I have no idea what ails him but it is certain he has not the mastery over the old vile nature.
SteveR wrote: Plenty of liars in both the Protestant and Catholic Church to fill up the synagogue of Satan, and many here qualify. The RCC doesnt have a monopoly on wickedness using Christianity as a cloak for evil. Especially one wicked one here that thinks the English Civil War was some glorious salvation of the Gospel. Like the true Gospel required men to butcher one another. A war that claimed 4% of English lives, 6% of Scottish and 41% of the Irish...starved, murdered and raped for the SermonAudio false gospel
Feel better now?
For what its worth, it was Henry VIII who appointed himself head of the CofE..... because he got Anne Boleyn pregnant while still married to Catherine and the pope wouldn't grant an annulment. Parliament just gave him what he demanded or heads would roll.
SteveR wrote: Interpreting the Bible must be easy when you allow your flesh to accept conclusions like that. However, that definition isnt supported by Scripture Sad Being reborn from Sodom to Gomorrah
Its a pity you can only deny...... I'm so embarrassed for you.
Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Passerby wrote: A Prayer of Moses the man of God.]] Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations (Psalm 90:1) Behold how pleasant ... May God bless you.
Thanks. It appears we were both half right........
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. **And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him.** And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
Mike wrote: Bro Lurker, I agree. As to ruffled feathers, that might only be showing a lack of confidence. Should the time come in our planetary lifetime, we'll find out what is and what isn't anyway, and arguing about it won't change things in the meantime. But I suspect there will be many jaws dropped.
Thanks brother. As usual, yours is a voice of reason in the midst of chaos.
Passerby wrote: He tabernacles with us. He is our dwelling place.
Psalm 132:13-14 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
Zion is God's wife/bride...... His tabernacle....... His eternal rest...... believers who love God according to Deut 6:5. We are His dwelling place......... not the other way around.
Mourner wrote: Do you have a thought on Zechariah 4 and Rev.11 concerning the two olive trees/witnesses/ candlesticks
The olive tree figures the Zion covenant of peace and those who abide therein. Jeshua and Zerubbabel (2 olive trees, Zech 4) are figures of 2 prominent NT men. James was appointed the first bishop of Jerusalem so you can see the figure of Zerubbabel as governor fulfilled in James. With that you should be able to figure out who Jeshua figures.
As to how they relate to the 2 olive trees of Rev 11...... that will depend on your eschatology and hermeneutics.
Penny wrote: After their failed wores with millions dead, with persecution coming on the land and no rapture, you'd think they would get back to the new covenant so clearly written in the scriptures.
I seem to ruffle feathers when I get involved in discussions about eschatology so I'll just say that it'll take an awfully lot more before the dispensationalists scrap their fairy tale and search the scriptures for God's answers..... probably a nuke dropped on Jerusalem which I fear is a real possibility.
I read a lot of comments "Come quickly, Jesus" but everyone wants Him to come on their terms in satisfaction of their unbiblical ideas. Many will be ashamed.
Thank you for your response, Mourner, but it did not answer my question. The second generation of Israel were all born in the wilderness but none of the males were circumcised until they entered the Promised Land. The law requiring 8th day male circumcision was a published fact. God never said a word about it being a transgression of the ordinance. Why?
This may seem like nitpicking but if our understanding of these things is correct there should be no inconvenient snags to deal with. God is an infallible author..... if inconsistencies surface when a doctrine is put to the test, it isn't because of the Author but the interpreter.
A little help for you. When you type out a comment..... BEFORE you attempt to post it, right click in the dialogue box and right click "select all" from the pop-up menu. Then right click again on the highlighted text and right click "copy". This will save your comment to the clipboard and if you have timed out you can simply open another comment box, right click and paste and it will be there.
This works on a PC but if you're using a tablet I don't know.
Mourner wrote: Matt. 24: 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Which question was he answering? Matt.24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, (1)when shall these things be? and (2)what shall be the sign of thy coming, (3)and of the end of the world?
Good to see you posting again.
The verses I quoted was in response to Jim | Lincoln comment 4/1/15 3:00 PM........
"Yes, Penny, after the Tribulation, the only people left will be believers in Christ, this means all the Jews. There might be also some gentiles left after the Tribulation as well and they'll be all believers also."
Question...... Do you now have full time access to a computer? A year ago when you stopped posting, Christopher and I were emailing and at that time he was willing to give you a spare computer he had but we never saw you post again till now.
pennned wrote: Jim, everything you just wrote is conjecture.
Actually, Penny, it's false...........
Acts 24:14-15 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
The resurrection immediately follows the tribulation and both the just and unjust will be judged and rewarded. (Matthew 24:29-31)
Michael Hranek wrote: Lurker Again an excellent comment One I again can say to in good conscience Amen! and Amen!
You're not a coddler of error and neither am I. But more importantly, neither is God.
"Who is God?" is a question every pastor should ask their congregations to see if they are awake or fast asleep sucking their thumbs. Who God is should be hidden away in our hearts so we sin not against Him and should flow freely from our hearts when asked like the living waters He is.
I know we don't agree on a some things but I rejoice in those things we do agree on which have eternal consequences.
Since John Y. seems to be ignoring my question.......... let's all help him out a bit. Who God is should flow from the hearts of all born by the will of God Christians as living waters. (Not what He did, does or will do. Not His attributes.)
Though the list is long, I'll start out with the most obvious...
God is love (1 John 4:8)
This pretty well debunks the RCC claim that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. It also tells me the RCC has no clue who God is (they worship a meaningless word) but that their claim to worship Jesus as God is just a conditioned response which a parrot could duplicate.
Whoever has a mind to, jump in and help John Y. out. Perhaps your contributions will be used by God to prick his heart.