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I just finished a bible study on what foods are acceptable to God in accordance to the Torah and new covenant of the Messiah, what foods are better for the body, and what the culprit of many diseases is. Check out the study here Foods Acceptable to God and Good Nutrition According to the Scriptures | Wisdom of God .
1. Daniel plainly tells us the "legs of iron" are representative of a singular kingdom (Daniel 2:40-41) - namely the pagan Roman Empire - not a plurality of two kingdoms.
2. The fourth kingdom is said to "be divided". It is illogical to acknowledge this kingdom is depicted as two "legs of iron" and yet claim that the two legs simultaneously represent two kingdoms - East and West Rome. The only division Daniel speaks of here is the division of the two legs (Roman Empire) into Ten Toes (the ten barbarian divisions that arose after Rome fell).
3. The focus of prophecy is Christ and His Christians, the vast majority of which were in Western Rome.
4. The movement of unfolding...
Jesus placed the Abomination of Desolation within the life times of his disciples. Saying "when you see (second person plural) the AOD, leave Jerusalem (Matthew 24:15).
This being the case, how did the AOD happen? I believe it was the continued animal sacrifice by the Jews in the temple "standing in the Holy place" after Jesus put an end to sin with the sacrifice of himself. Later, formally removed by God in the siege of Jerusalem in AD 70.
The continued animal sacrifice was a formal rejection of God by the Jews and his atoning for sins by offering himself on the cross.
 Luke says when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies (Luke 21:20), flee. So this coupled with the AOD would complete the warning.
I believe that the USA will become the Babylon of Rev. 17 & 18, however I do not believe it is that Babylon at the moment, nor do I believe that Rome or a future apostate church is the whore mentioned in Rev. 17. I have many reasons for feeling this and I will try to list them all. It is a mistake to take present day America and see it as being the same as end-times America.
The term "Babylon" has long been used as a "type" for tyranny. In the years before and after Christ, many nations were known by their capitol city. Babylon was the city of residence for the king of Chaldea. Rome was the city of residence for the Caesars of Italy. Israel was known best by Jerusalem, its capitol.
America is known by it’s financial center for...
All saved persons have been made members of the Body of Christ by One divine baptism (this is baptism into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit). By that ONE BAPTISM, every member of the Body of Christ is identified with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. In light of the statement concerning the "ONE BAPTISM" in Ephesians 4:5 and the statement in I Corinthians 1:17 that "Christ sent me not to baptize but to preach the gospel", we affirm that water baptism has no place in God's spiritual program for the Body of Christ in this day of grace.
... for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”...
Did this person commit the unpardonable sin?
Love. What is the essential and intrinsic nature and characteristic of love? The world today is immensely confused over the meaning of love. That half the marriages celebrated today (including within the church) end up in divorce bears testimony to this confusion. The fact that an institution supposedly based on love has a 50% chance of ending up in acrimony, bitterness and estrangement shows clearly that the ‘love’ for a great many of those marrying couples was temporary, conditional, and limited in it’s enduring quality and considering the glittering career today of marriage counsellors I would suggest the quality of the remaining marriages leaves much to be desired also. Is that real love? Something that is temporary? Something...
How Important is Truth?
I am the Way, the Truth,, and the Life. No man cometh unto the Father except by Me.
50 odd years ago there was a church in I think the city of Indianapolis called the Peoples Temple. The minister there was a gifted and charismatic preacher, hugely popular, endorsed and recommended by some very important and influential people including congressmen and senators and J Edgar Hoover himself (of FBI fame).
The people of his congregation were ordinary people like you and me, searching for a spiritual home in which to worship and bring their families.
One such person presented to the minister one day some concerns over a particular doctrinal matter. It appeared to the parishioner that the minister’s teaching differed...
2Ch 36:16, But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
Those who would preach the word of the Lord out on the streets today are placed in mental institutions until they are "med-compliant" and no longer a danger to the devil for that they are addicted to the psychotropic medications given to them. The prophets are "misused"...the messengers of God are mocked, and the words of God are despised.
There will come a point in the land where there is no remedy...and the only thing left for God to do will be to judge the...