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The way the gospel works. In the gospels, Jesus tells us to preach the gospel. Preaching means to announce. So when people hear the gospel followed by whoever believes has eternal life, those who believe know God saved them. And when told to repent and undergo baptism, it confirms their faith as they follow through.
But, people turn preaching the gospel into an offer of salvation for those who comply. So immediately they turn the gospel into law and make obedience, or works, the means of salvation. They say belief is a choice we must make before God will save us. So these people trust in themselves for choosing salvation and then trust in Christ only in a secondary sense.
Does God save people this way? Yes because salvation is by...
Num 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
If one has not had the teaching of the two lines from Adam and Eve, or the teaching on Genesis chapter 6. then this is the subject to get a better understanding of the giants before the great flood by understanding who the giants were after the flood.
We know in Genesis chapter 7 the flood came and destroyed all life. but the restoring of all life came from 8 people who survived the flood.
Only Noah, and his family was the only people left on the planet at this time. if any giants came on the earth then it came through them, human, men and women,...
We see lots of this today. People even use the bible to forecast the future beyond what is clearly written. But what do you think? I ran across this and thought I'd share it. It is in a NET Bible note concerning mediums channeling the spirits of the dead for extra biblical information.
“Do not turn to the spirits of the dead and do not seek familiar spirits to become unclean by them. I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:31) (NET)
The prohibition here concerns those who would seek special knowledge through the spirits of the dead, whether the dead in general or dead relatives in particular (i.e., familiar spirits; see J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 321, and B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 134). Cf. Lev 20:6 below....
In 1984 I was attending college in Tonkawa, Oklahoma....Northern Oklahoma College. On one particular day after class I was driving home and was listening to a Christian radio station. An advertisement came on announcing and upcoming event of a prophet-evangelist coming to a church in Oklahoma City as a guest and who would be ministering to those who attended. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said pull over and write down the information...time, date and address.
When I got home I went into my bedroom and prayed and asked if I was supposed to attend this service and the Holy Spirit said YES.
The day of the service I dressed and drove to Oklahoma City...(it was a 2 hour drive). When I got there (no GPS at that time) I had to stop and ask...
Pre-Tribulation, Mid-Tribulation, Post-Tribulation.Pre-Tribulation, Post-Millennial, Amil, Idealism etc
Pre-Tribulation, Mid-Tribulation or Post-Tribulation Definitions
Where has the idea come from that the job of a prophet today is different than the job of a prophet in the OT?
I've heard it said that the job of a prophet today is to encourage people and build up their trust, but not to warn them when they are going wrong, but that the job of a prophet in the OT was just to warn people when they were going wrong.
I think this might not be true. I think whether it's a warning or an encouragement depends on the listener, on whether they are rebellious or soft hearted, to either not accept or to soak it up.
By the way, hello, sorry I have been busy and haven T come in much to say hello for the last month or so. Still busy but will check every morning for your thoughts on this.
Greetings all. Wanted to create a thread to discuss this with everyone, but especially those who believe the Lord is done with Israel in the prophetic scheme of things. I am sending an invite especially to those I know who hold this position (sorry if I forgot anyone), but all are invited to comment if they wish.
Blessings in Christ,
Hidden in Him
@brakelite @quietthinker @Dave L @Episkopos
I will quote the Parable as it is described in Luke first, but I can add the version in Matthew as well. Please start by answering my comments that follow.
9 And he began to speak unto the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and...
I wrote this to the moderators of CARM (they are not as bad as some other message board moderators so I felt that they might even listen and heed these words) in a thread in the other Topics section, and wanted its words to be preserved here for the sake of a testimony. I want to make it clear that I don't have any beef with the moderators of this message board; because I have had no problems with them whatsoever; and I am very thankful for their kind and godly treatment of me as a minister here.
In Mathew 23:9 Jesus tells us not to call anyone by the name Father...
9“Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven."
How can this be understood if the 5th commandment states:
Honor Your Mother and Your Father
Catholics call priests Father.
If we notice what Jesus was telling the crowd around Him, we might understand why this practice does not oppose what Jesus was saying.
I do believe that Psalm 122:6 was given to true Israelites. But should not Christians be praying for this also? Not only that nations that love them will be blessed and prosper, but I wonder if every Christian in the world got on their knees, at the same time, and prayed for the peace of Jerusalem-a continual daily prayer...would this usher in the "end" faster?