Iâve heard that the official state registered church -( I think itâs called something like âThree-Selfâ?) only preaches part of Scripture, and that they are not allowed to instruct children in the faith. Is that true?
John UK Wrote: 2. I know you are a thinking man, so what thoughts do you have on what the "mark of the beast" might be, in a practical and real sense?
Hi John, I know the question wasn't for me, but...I don't see how it can be anything other than a subdermal chip, or a permanent tatoo, like in the form of a barcode. I just don't see any way around it, since it'll be universal, and in the form of a mark, which to me, goes beyond some sort of a state, or federal issued ID. For me, although the word, "mark", can often mean something intangible, I interpret it as something quite literal, and assigned by way of minor injury, e.g., tattooing, or injection (chip).
Frank wrote: Yes brother and of that day or hour no man knows. And let me add we have so many wars and rumors of wars taking place. Our responsibility is simply to observe the signs as they happen and warn others. And, donât take the mark! ď I donât care what MacArthur says, that would be a one way ticket. What a wonderful thing it will be when the Lord returns and destroys those who arenât His elect and war against Him and our corruptible bodies take on incorruption!
A wonderful thing indeed bro, and something to really look forward to. It will be a dark day, and for many a terrible day, but for us blood-washed saints, a real glory day.
A couple of questions Frank.
1. What does the little picture say after the word mark?
2. I know you are a thinking man, so what thoughts do you have on what the "mark of the beast" might be, in a practical and real sense?
Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, much of Europe under the EU with its dictates, single currency, and open internal borders and now very porous external borders, led by Macron, Merkel and Juncker, and dare I say, even my own country of Britain, despite its increasingly messy exit from the EU, are all committing suicide as nations, leading eventually to that final cataclysm of one world government, one world religion and one world (cashless) economy, with the mark of the best and the very short 7 year disastrous reign of the Antichrist and his False Prophet, directly satanically inspired. It will be defeated by the grace and glory of God the Father and of the Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Interestingly, while the population of the Westwrn nations is being destroyed by abortion, euthanasia, LGBT activities, transgenderism and so on, the Muslims who do not practice such things, in fact they punish them, boosted by illegal and legal immigration, propaganda and a self defeating willingness by secular leftist governments to ally with them, and adopt their sharia law, while at the same time destroying the Judeo-Christian foundations of their nations, are growing at phenomenal rates.
I believe the Lord will actually use the Antichrist to destroy militant Is
This almost sounds like good news...Iranians coming to Christ. But it seems like some are either coming to escape from a suppressive culture so they can be sleazy or they already are that way and are seeking to deal with who they have become. I sure hope it's the latter. Certainly don't want anyone to think that coming to Christ means they get to live like American or European TV.
Concerned about the theology being expressed as well.
I'm not sure how this turns back the clock fully, but hopeful that "universal healthcare" doesn't become "universal death care" for the chronic infirm or anyone else not deemed suitable.
In contrast, the Lord makes no mistakes nor does He leave those of us who are His adopted children a minute longer than He thinks we should stay. When we let the Lord be in charge, these problems lessen.
John MacArthur wrote: ...there are times when it becomes necessary to leave a church for the sake of one's own conscience, or out of a duty to obey God rather than men. Such circumstances would include:
If heresy on some fundamental truth is being taught from the pulpit (Gal. 1:7-9).
If the leaders of the church tolerate seriously errant doctrine from any who are given teaching authority in the fellowship (Rom. 16:17)....
https://tinyurl.com/hclzev4 (When Should People Leave Their Church?)
"In his handwritten note, Li, who has also been taken into custody, called upon those church members who have not been arrested to defy the government and continue meeting for Christian worship. âWe are willing to have 200, 300, and even 500 of us locked up so that the whole world knows we are willing to be persecuted for our faith,â wrote Li."
I truly believe this Pastors intentions is to overthrow the communist government. Majority of chinese believers are at peace, and enjoying a lot of freedom, this is a fact Bob Fu and China Aid NEVER talk about.
Why? Because they are pawns in another secular human rights agenda, disguised as Christian Persecution.
From a young age, till death chinese are constantly educated to follow your supreme leaders without questioning them. For better and for worse, the Chinese Christians apply this thinking to God, becoming very loyal followers, but also hardly ever questioning their pastor if his teaching are out of step.
And about this article? It's really about one church, a controversial church. It does not represent modern Chinese Christianity at all. And is backed up by primary standing up for human rights (no registration, no cameras, no Chinese flag), and a zeal of turning whole of China into a Christian nation.
But I'm not in prison, and they are, so my opinion has little weight anymore among ignorant people. Yet I also experience spiritual life daily, and things on the ground look completely different.
There is a secular book released last year, called "Souls of China" By Ian Johnson.
Chapter 21: Chengdu the new Calvinists (and it's historical Calvin of Geneva, not modern day reformed faith)
And Chapters 25 and 26, really explain the zeal of these Christians, mixed with pride to change China into a Christian country.
Jim, you can either say, âMan I blew it, I was wrong, thanks for pointing out my errors.â Or you can simply turn a blind eye to your errors...thereâs probably other options, but Iâll have you figure it out.
Herb Keinon, Khalid Abu Toameh wrote: Israel tepidly welcomed, and the Palestinians and Arab League vehemently condemned, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrisonâs announcement Saturday that Canberra now recognized west Jerusalem as Israel's capital....
...The Australian prime minister reaffirmed Australia's support for a two state solution with the capital of a future Palestinian state being in east Jerusalem.
"A two-state solution remains the only viable way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dispute," he said. "The obstacles, we must admit, to achieving such a solution are becoming insurmountable."
In response, Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in a twitter post that was telling in its lack of enthusiasm, âIsrael views the decision of the Australian govt. to open its Trade and Defense office in Jerusalem as a step in the right direction,â...
https://tinyurl.com/y9rxsah6 (Australian decision to recognize west Jerusalem leaves Israel disappointed)
I thought that Israel, wouldn't be brimming over with enthusiasm
My Own 2 cents wrote: It's very simple to me, Jesus wasn't born on the 25th. If anyone can prove that he was born that day, with scripture, I believe we can call it quits. And if someone can prove with scripture that Xmass tree's are approved of, by Scripture, then we'll call it quits. Until then.....
Have to commend your desire to follow what is taught in the Bible.Â Â
Your argument, however falls short in two areas
1.Â Â You do several things that are not found in Scripture in your life and it doesn't stop you from having them being part of your life.
2.Â Â If I was arguing for Dec. 25 and Christmas trees (I am not) I could easily say using your same line of reasoning that there are no Bible verses that say it is wrong to believe that Christ was born on December 25th or any that say a Christmas tree is not approved.Â Â If you find one, we will call it quits, until thenâŚ
Mikhail Gorbechev said after he was outsted from power from the former Soviet Union, the next challenge was to concentrate the world powers for the cause of environmentalism. He made his own efforts at the UN by making speeches about global warming politics. He believed this was a revolution everyone would participate in.