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  • The church and Daniel’s 70 week prophecy
    by theophilus
    Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. (1 Peter 1:10,11 ESV)

    The Old Testament prophets tell us of the suffering Christ experienced when he was crucified; they tell us of the glory associeated with his rule over the earth during the Millennium. But what do they say about the time between these two events, the time in which we are living now? The answer is: not much. In fact they say nothing about the most important aspect of this era, the formation of the church. The apostle Paul was given the task of revealing this truth to us.

    When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets...
    01-23-2018, 01:47 PM
  • Reply to Should a person be baptized 3,4, or 5 times, until they get it right, by the same Pastor?
    by CharlesC
    Thank you, for saying that..innerfire89
    01-23-2018, 01:47 PM
  • Reply to God and marriage
    by William
    And do you hold that the nation of Israel was a divorced wife from God? She is a whore:
    • Hosea 2:2 “Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband.”
    • Hosea 1:9 “Then said God, Call his name Lo-ammi, for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.”
    That is:
    • Hosea 2:16, 19:20 “And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi (my husband); and shalt call me no more Baali (my master) … And I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.”
    • Hosea 2:14–20 with emphasis on 2:19:20 “I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion, 20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.Then you will know the Lord.
    • 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I feel a divine jealousy for
    01-23-2018, 01:47 PM
  • Reply to The worm, and their worm that dies not
    by Origen
    Excellent job Atpollard. Also note Mark 9:48 is not even a parable. It is a quote from Isa. 66:24.

    The text is eschatological....
    01-23-2018, 01:46 PM
  • Reply to Hyper-Calvinism
    by atpollard
    John the Baptist said ...
    Matthew 3:11 NASB “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
    • water for repentence
    • Jesus' "Holy Spirit" fire
    • water and spirit

    Paul said ...
    Romans 10:8-11 NASB But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.”
    • confess with the mouth and be saved
    • believe with the heart and be righteous
    • How?

    Peter said ...
    Acts 2:37-38 NASB Now when they heard this, they were...
    01-23-2018, 01:44 PM
  • Reply to Should a person be baptized 3,4, or 5 times, until they get it right, by the same Pastor?
    by Innerfire89
    Baptism only has meaning when the one being baptized means it. It's a symbolic declaration of faith, act of obedience to Christ and the marking of the new covenant, for those reasons it's absolutely important....
    01-23-2018, 01:43 PM
  • Reply to Hello Folks
    by Bill Taylor
    One morning i had coffee and an egg sandwich walking to my UH!H and as I walked onto the Tarmac, looking toward the Razorback Mts, I watched two F4s, the first dropped an Arc Light, 750 pound Swimming pool creator (All labor finished in second ready to be filled) and I saw the Secondaries and as he pulled up, his trail must have alerted him because the SAM would not have been visible to him but he hit, I believe it was, all twelve after burners because his exhaust flame was longer than he was and he, shortly after his Trail dropped the Napalm and that created a mass of secondaries. You guys did pretty good work because for the rest of the time at that site we did not need to give the Razorbacks a wide berth when and if we flew at altitude.

    We had FM radios that we kept dialed in off station so we, unlike your birds, could hear when the Sam Radar hit us the first and second time. The only way we could avoid that site's SAMs was wait for the second beep and before the third...
    01-23-2018, 01:36 PM
  • Church, Parents, & changing views
    by justme
    In 2007 about 15% of Americans identified as atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particular. Pew Research Center by 2017 that number jumped to 26%.

    In 1976 roughly 81% of Americans identified as white Christian. The Public Religion Institute states today that number is 43%.

    A 2016 survey found 35% of Washington residents are religiously unaffiliated, compared to 24% of Americans as a whole; as surveyed by the Public Religion Research Institute

    Regular church attendance, according to the Leadership Network director Warren Bird, is 1 to 2 times a month. This means it's harder for church members to build relationships with one another.
    Older members are the most likely to show up in church, while younger members, especially families with kids, will attend less often. Hartford Institute for Religion Research.

    According to LifeWay Research; The biggest factor predicting the spiritual health of young adults is whether they read the Bible...
    01-23-2018, 01:25 PM
  • Reply to God and marriage
    by theophilus
    Israel is described as the wife of God, one already married to him. The church is the bride of Christ and their wedding is still in the future. It is described in chapter 19 of Revelation. Israel and the church are similar but not identical....
    01-23-2018, 01:19 PM
  • Reply to The worm, and their worm that dies not
    by atpollard
    Luke 8:10 NASB And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND."

    Parables were for the masses, Jesus spoke in non-parables to his Disciples.

    Mark 9:38-50 NASB
    38 John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.

    40 For he who is not against us is for us. 41 For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink [fn]because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.
    42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into
    01-23-2018, 01:01 PM

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  • Is the Word of God flawed?
    by Terry jones
    Many christians believe that all translations of the Bible contain errors. If ALL translations of the Bible contain errors where is the truth?
    03-29-2017, 08:44 AM
  • Which god is the true one and how can we tell?
    by Onliner
    This is one of the most raised questions by our atheist brothers. Most of them, basing on this, seem to have resolved to become non-believers after being unable to get the appropriate answer.

    Honestly, I think about this every other day-how do we really know that indeed the God we believe in we as Christians is the one to be worshiped ? Why not the god in the Muslim context or any other world religions?...
    03-06-2017, 07:52 PM
  • Faith alone?
    by faither
    Faith alone ? This is a phrase i"ve heard often , but i'm not sure i understand what it means. I want to start a discussion about Faith , and the Salvation process. But before i do , could someone who knows about "Faith alone" , tell me what it means?
    04-01-2017, 06:50 AM
  • The incontestable miracle at Fatima
    by Eddie
    Just curious what people's thoughts are on the miracle at Fatima in 1917? A quick summary of the facts:
    • 3 young children claimed a "lady from heaven" appeared out of nowhere in a remote field in Portugal where they were watching their animals, and the lady gave them a Catholic related message to relay to the people where they lived. This lady also told the children to meet her in this same location on the 13th of the month for the next 5 months at the same time where she would tell them more. Of course no one believed the children when they returned home with this news, and it caused a massive stir in their town.
    • The 3 children returned the following month, and many curious people came along with them. The children again claimed to see and speak with this "lady from heaven", but other bystanders could not see her. Since no one would believe the children, the lady told the children in July that she would perform a miracle on her last visit (Oct 13, 1917) so as "to
    08-19-2017, 11:18 AM
  • [POLL] Should Christians Rest and Keep Holy the Sabbath Day?
    in Other
    by CDF47
    08-16-2017, 10:55 AM
  • What happens when the believer dies?
    by AndThisGospel
    On another thread I asked the following question: "Why were those from Adam to Moses dying? Were they dying because the law condemned them to death? No, the law had yet to been posted by God on Mount Sinai. Therefore "sin is not imputed when there is no law" (Rom 5:13). Then why were they dying?

    Answer: Because all men share Adam's fallen life indwelt with sin and therefore stand disqualified for heaven and eternal life.

    This leads to another question: If there's nothing good in our flesh then why do some Christians teach that something goes to heaven upon the death of the believer?

    Let's look at Acts 2:29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. ...34 For David did not ascend into the heavens.

    David was a man of God. He was a believer, yet we clearly see from Scripture that he did not enter heaven upon his death. Why?...
    03-14-2017, 03:47 PM
  • Prayer Requests for TonyT
    by TonyT
    I am really stressed out and worried that I will say mean and evil things about people who are overweight (I am obese myself) and about people who are not Jewish. Please pray against that ever happening. I know that I can trust in God so that it wont ever happen, but I need support too. Thank You and God Bless.
    08-17-2017, 01:04 AM
  • Did God create evil?
    by William
    06-14-2017, 10:09 PM
  • "Do you believe science or God?"
    by River Jordan
    When I discuss evolution with some fellow Christians, I often get in response "You either believe in science or God".

    In my experiences serving as youth leader at our church, I can't tell you how many times I've seen middle schoolers, teenagers, and young Christians struggle with this issue. Interestingly, it's almost exclusively the ones from conservative households that have the most problems. They've been raised and taught in a "you have to pick one or the other" environment. And most often they've also been fed creationist talking points like "there are no transitional fossils", "evolution is never observed", "mutations can't add information", and the like, but when they start taking biology courses they quickly find out that those talking points simply aren't true....transitional fossils exist by the thousands, we see populations evolve all the time, mutations adding information is as common as rain, and so on. So now...
    07-26-2017, 01:34 PM
  • Why do most modern Christians only follow 9 of the 10 commandments? [Sabbath Day]
    by Trist
    I was told that I was required to work today and I called in and said that I would not work because I guard the 10 commandments. I live in an "at will" state and have a high probability of being fired for doing this, but I believe that I have done the right thing at this time. If I have not done the right thing, why is this so and where can it be found in scripture? My interpretation of what Jesus spoke against was not the law of Moses, but against the ridiculous additions that were made to it by the scribes and Pharisees. I also know that the Sabbath day (or seventh day) was created before the law of Moses.

    The Sabbath day appears to be a gift from the most high to mankind for rest and for learning about God (Jesus taught in the tabernacle on the Sabbath day routinely, and this is why I want to learn about the Sabbath day now), and it feels wrong to deny a gift from God.
    07-08-2017, 10:41 AM

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    by William
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    I. It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, His only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man,[1] the Prophet,[2] Priest,[3] and King,[4] the Head and Savior of His Church,[5] the Heir of all things,[6] and Judge of the world:[7] unto whom He did from all eternity give a people, to be His seed,[8] and to be by Him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.[9]
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