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There is actually an International Preterist Association from whose web site I have obtained this quote (so that none may say that I am misrepresenting them): “Preterist” means past in fulfillment, and “Futurist” means future in fulfillment. Preterist basically means the opposite of Futurist. Futurists believe most end-time prophecies (especially the big three events — the Second Coming, Resurrection, and Judgment) are yet to be fulfilled. Preterists believe that most or all of Bible Prophecy (especially the big three events) has already been fulfilled in Christ and the on-going expansion of His Eternal Kingdom...The final events of the...
WHICH ONE IS THE LIE?
Ephesians 2:8 (KJV)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
All that are saved, are saved by God through Jesus Christ.
This was established and confirmed before any of them were born in the flesh.
That would require nothing from the receiver other than going through
the process of being born on earth and all that it curtails.
Holy Bible - Matthew 10:8 (ASV)
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give.
Churches are apostate, not doing as the Lord commanded, filled primarily with unbelievers, servants of the Devil, Satan. Churches are siding with Satan by not casting out demons (devils, evil spirits) and for other reasons.
There are ways to tell who is a believer and who is not. However, churches throw the doors wide open to the public, contrary to scripture.
Holy Bible - 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (KJV)
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with...
Those who preach a PreTrib Rapture say the rapture is imminent; that it could happen at any time. And, that being raptured is a great hope of all Christians.
If there's a pretrib rapture, God has known before the beginning of the world what day it'll be. God knew there wouldn't be a rapture for the past 2000 years. He knew everyone for the past 2000 years would die. Yet, Pretribbers insist the Bible teaches us, and all those who have died, to hope to be raptured. People who hoped for the rapture, but have died, had a false hope.
If the Bible teaches an imminent rapture, hasn't every passed generation been lied to by God? It wasn't imminent. It was a false hope. It is a lie.
I believe God actually placed the timing of this war into scripture, via the birds at the great supper of God at the end of the 70th week. (Ez 39:4, Rev 19:17-18)
1. Ez 38 begins at the abomination of desolation
2. Peace and safety in first 3.5 years allows Israel to be with unwalled villages
3. Peace and safety in first 3.5 years gives Israel the decision to rebuild the third temple
4. Ez 38 is this sudden destruction in 1 Thess 5:3 at the abomination of desolation
5. Ez 39 takes place at the end of the 70th week
6. The birds eat the flesh of the dead bodies left after Ez 39 is over
7. Ez 39:2-4 comes prior to Ez 39:9
8. So Israel burns weapons for the first 7 years of the 1000 yr reign
Ez 38:11-12 You will say, “I will invade...
In today's Church it is deemed alright to remarry after divorce by many. Some say only if adultery was involved is the innocent party free to remarry. Old denominations such as the RCC say divorce is not possible under any circumstances. I'm curious how much of our mindset is from the compromising age of Laodecia that we live in. What was the mindset of the early Christians? I like to read what they believed.
There is a piece of Christian literature from the late first century, the Shepherd of Hermas, found in the Codex Sinaiticus along with the Epistle of Barnabas also written in the 1st century, that may give us a clue as to why Montanists of the second century went so far as believing in only one marriage. For them, no second...
I used to believe Christ's atonement was for everyone. But didn't save anyone unless they met the conditions that triggered it in their behalf. So, in my case the condition was faith. So I trusted in my faith to trigger the atonement and make it work for me. I also believed if I stopped believing, I would perish.
Then I stumbled on Limited Atonement in taught in scripture. And everything changed. I realized that my faith was a result of Jesus paying for my sins on the cross. And had he not, I would not be able to believe. So I rejoiced seeing my faith as a gift God only gives to those for whom Christ died.
I stopped trying to lift myself over the fence by grabbing my ankles by conjuring up faith, and delighted knowing I could not...
Hell is Forever - Punishment, Torment or Torture - You Would Not Cease to Exist
In this recording, I review related verses in the Holy Bible (ESV)
Billions of Demons can do Supernatural Things Not Accounted for by Science