Rufus wrote: Thank you for your advice. I do not however, need the original languages. God promised to preserve his Word and when I hold my Holy Bible in my hands, I have the word of God in my hands. This Holy Bible is sufficient for all matters of faith and practice and every word is pure. If he wanted to be known as Yahweh, Y'shua et al, he would have included this in his word. Instead, he says his name is Jehovah or Jesus among other precious names. Further, when Moses broke the tablets the Israelites were not instructed to try to piece together those broken bits to figure out what God said. Instead, they were to read and believe from what God recreated and preserved. Finally, this Yahweh business is from Pagan Babylon and is a construct of Kabbalists. As I consider Kabbalists to be witches, I do not follow them, nor their doctrines. If you're game, I would pose the same question I posed to my friend TheWayPA. If I tell you a name of God is Jehovah, I can tell you what foundation I base that on and precisely where you can turn to. If you say his name is Yahweh what source would you cite for this? What book may I put in my hands that declares this?...
Remarkably deficient reasoning, but on par with most KJV-onlyists!
Anyone who studies early Christianity knows that Christmas is simply a Christianized Version of the Roman holy day called saturnialia. It was made easier for Roman Christians to celebrate by changing the pagan names to Christian ones. The latain church did this with many things. Yes folks Christmas is certainly not Christ's birthday.
was just talking to my husband as we were leaving a funeral today. My soul is so grieved because even though Jesus has defeated sin and death...we still experience it. I know that the saints that go before us will be with our king. But when I was singing "death where is your sting" tears rolled down my face because I and many individuals I love were feeling its sting. At that point I guess I was joining the saints in asking how long lord until you come and defeat death in every way.
Just finished reading the blog entry of revelation and as I came to Rev 19-22 I burst into hope filled tears. Turns out Revelation is not gloom and doom and filled with fear. Instead tonight I found HOPE and Peace in the plan and the word of the Lord. He will rescue his bride and death and sin can NEVER touch her again. AMEN!!!
Great Sermon! I am not certain what I find more tragic- the situation in Liberia or the situation in the church- the plain fact is that the "burden" the Lords people have to do missionary work always seems to follow the exact path as the most recently approved faith based governmental or united nations funding... separation of church and state at issue here.. but most importantly, there is a lack of honesty about this faith based mission work. It is wrong. If as Christians we are not honest, then we have nothing.
Whats funny to me is that knowledge is progressive, so with that said shouldn't we really take a good hard look at the documents we founded this country on and look at them as in dire need of updating. Instead people assume that those documents are as Gods word. Using the information and data available to us now its easy to see to correlation between those ideas manifested with deployable state we are in now; pretty much a total mess. So I believe we need to scrap the constitution and start from scratch, that or move to a country with more hope. I say that because america already has to many inadequate systems in place that would require to much work from us lazy americans to fix
Just want you to know that I appreciate your posts. They are so timely and comforting like a gentle rain on parched ground. I, too, thought of Psalm 23 as I was praying for Jessica. The Holy Spirit works in each of us, accomplishing His purpose, and binding us one to another.
You, too, are a source of encouragement on these boards. We are able to comfort with the comfort with which we have been comforted from the Lord. Are we not? Blessings.
Banned wrote: Sorry, yes, somebody named "Irritated" who was speaking about Israel in the same manner as you, who had visited there, said if I looked in a mirror I wouldn't have a reflection. I shouldn't try to guess when people cross-moniker, because seems I'm always wrong.
Yeah, that can be a problem. I actually read that post thinking "prince of darkness." Vampire never entered my mind.
I guess vampires are the rage with the movies out (and books) depicting them as desirable. Sounds like Genesis 6 to me. "As it was in the days of Noah. . ."