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Why can't it be just about experiencing the love of God? Why not just about knowing the Holy Spirit, living by the wisdom in the Bible?
Instead, new believers have to feel guilty about their Sin. Let's be honest, most people are not sinners but are struggling. They struggle in their jobs, their finances, their health etc.
They struggle to pay the bills, to find someone who actually cares about them.
They feel normal human emotions like anger, frustrations, hate, even lust.
Why is that evil?
Now such a person would love to experience the love of Jesus & the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
But to reach there, they first have to confess their sins, feel bad about themselves.
It is almost as if sin is the key concept in the...
The thread title, which is heavily used in the thread "Why do they hate being called Christians" is not in violation of the rules, so it seems. I am critiquing a book, not a denomination, unlike certain members who mindlessly bash and insult with rule immunity.
Some anti-Catholics claim the Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18. Dave Hunt, in his 1994 book, A Woman Rides the Beast, presents nine arguments to try to prove this. His claims are a useful summary of those commonly used by Fundamentalists, and an examination of them shows why they don’t work.
Hunt argues that the Whore "is a city built on seven hills," which he identifies as the seven hills of ancient Rome. This argument is based on Revelation...
● Jonah 1:17 . .The Lord appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah
was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights.
● Matt 12:40 . . As Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a
huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart
of the earth.
● John 2:19 . . Jesus answered and said to them: Destroy this temple and in
three days I will raise it up.
General use of the word "day" is somewhat ambiguous in the Bible. For
example, at Gen 2:4, day indicates the entire creation endeavor.
I suggest we narrow the meaning of day down to just one relative to
1Co 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
1Co 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
1Co 1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
and yet here it is plane as teh nose on ones face to see (unless you are blind)
One says im a Jw another an SD another a Orthodx another a protestant, why do they not call them selves Christians (left oen out to not offend im sure you get the picture)
Do you not know that where I man joins He becomes a part of, t obecome a JW you must accept there doctrines wrong or...
[SIZE=medium]“[/SIZE]Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins(*),
[SIZE=medium]for the terrible wrath of God is upon all those who do them.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=medium]Don’t even associate with such people.” (Ephesians 5:6-7, TLB)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=medium](*) the sins which are listed immediately before in Ephesians 5:3-5.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=medium]Other similar warnings are in 1 Cor 6:9-10, Gal 5:19-21, Col 3:5, Rev 21:8)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=medium]“Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins(*),[/SIZE]
[SIZE=medium]for the anger of God will fall on all who...
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.
Melchizedek was a high priest of the Most High God contemporary with
Abraham. (Gen 4:18-20, Heb 5:10)
Mel, along with Abraham, existed prior to the covenanted law that Yhvh's
people agreed upon with God as per Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and
● Deut 5:2-4 . .Yhvh our God made a covenant with us at Horeb. Yhvh did
not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, with all those of us
alive here today.
This is very important seeing as how the covenant's law wasn't set up to be
enforced ex post facto; i.e. it isn't retroactive.
● Gal 3:17. . The law, which came four hundred and thirty years afterward,
does not annul a covenant previously...
No scripture contradicts pre-trib rapture teaching
The bible says that Christ comes as a thief and no man knows the day and the hour. If I give me estimations on the end-time I would have to go with Isaac Newton....
And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half. Daniel 12:7
From a folio cataloged as Yahuda MS 7.3g, f. 13v:
"So then the time times & half a time are 42 months or 1260 days or three years & an half, reckoning twelve months to a year & 30 days to a month as was done in the Calendar...