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  1. Placable37

    Chiliasm/Historic Premillenialism?

    Good old Greek word. Puts chilling out into a whole other perspective. Historic premillennialism is now known as post-trib pre-mill. The much discussed harpatzo (aka rapture) in this explanation, happens after a time of intense pressure, and ushers in the millenium which culminates in the release of Satan from the abyss and subsequent last judgment. Historic premillennialism - Wikipedia EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG
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    Dumb as a box of rocks.jpg

    She's right. Honda is the only one to give out the "BA (Hons)",
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    Fruitful Branches Of The Vine

    A typo - the word off was mistyped of. Corrected.
  4. Anything that misrepresents the truth of God's Word and dominates, intimidates, manipulates, and seduces God's people is iniquitous and true Bible-believing Christians are instructed not to be partakers with such. Rev 18:4-8 (4) And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. (5) For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. (6) Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. (7) How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. (8) Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
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    Fruitful Branches Of The Vine

    You want grapes from your grapevine, you want passionfruit from your passionfruit vine, you want kiwifruit from your kiwifruit vine, and God the Father wants fruit from the branches of the true Vine which is Christ the Son. John 15:1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman." The branches are those who are attached to Christ, are supported by Him in all things, are enlivened by Him, and expected to produce fruit. John 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing." Branches that bear fruit get pruned but not removed. The pruning leads to the production of more fruit as long as the branch stays attached to the Vine. John 15:2 "Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit." When gardeners check out their vines and discover unproductive and dead branches there is only one solution - cut them of. John 15:6 "If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned." We might wonder how a formerly healthy fruit-producing branch can become an unproductive dead branch, and how a spiritually healthy Christian can become spiritually dead with no good fruit to give. There may be many causes, all of which are avoidable by simply abiding in the Vine. John 15:7 "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you." The Word of God distinguishes between fruit-bearing branches and non-fruit-bearing branches, between those who are abiding in Christ and those who aren't abiding in Christ but instead abiding in the world and in its darkness. John 15:3 "Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you." If Christ is our heart's delight He will give us our heart's desire, which should be to produce fruit, regardless of the pruning that comes with it, producing fruit for the kingdom of God to benefit from...John 15:8 "Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples."
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    Is Prosperity For The Present Church?

    To get a better understanding of the passage you quoted in Ezekiel look at the immediate context. What do you notice? God wants to show you more about His dealings with His people. Bless you, Goodnight for now.
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    Is Prosperity For The Present Church?

    Don't forget the remainder of this chapter in Ezekiel's prophecy, especially the emboldened parts: Eze 36:31-38 (31) Then shall you remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. (32) Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel. (33) Thus says the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. (34) And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. (35) And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. (36) Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it. (37) Thus says the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. (38) As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
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    Prayer Requests for Chris B and Family

    Hi Chris1234, I see that you joined here 13th August 2017 and have made 7 posts. I read some of your material from a year ago to get a better idea of your circumstances and what might be your particular cross to bear. Mat 16:24 (24) Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. The cross which Christ had to bear was both the instrument of His death and the means of our salvation. When we deny ourselves and take up our cross we give up our own will and accept God's Will, following the example of our Lord Jesus Christ. This dying-to-serve-self and living-to-serve-God is rewarded in eternity and Paul instructs us not to faint because we have something far better in store for us, and not to focus on the things of this life but on the things yet to come in the next life. 2Co 4:7-18 (7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (8) We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; (9) Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; (10) Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. (11) For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. (12) So then death works in us, but life in you. (13) We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; (14) Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. (15) For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. (16) For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. (17) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; (18) While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. I pray that you and your son will make it your business to love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and strength and mind, because all, absolutely all things work together for good for those who love God and are the called according to His purpose. Blessings in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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    Sinners Can Never Argue That Christ Didn't Love Them

    Yes, I am patently aware of all this, but please don't think anyone or their theses are being elevated above Scripture just because reference to them is made. @William in his prior post reliably and succinctly covers the principle being discussed in line with my OP, thankyou William.
  10. My issue is that the OP and ensuing posts by the contributor deserved to be statirised. Did you not pick up the conversation? On the matter of the temple of God that the man of sin sets himself up in it can be construed as the collective communion of Christ followers that is in view, see 2 Peter 2:1 below: 2Co 6:14-18 (14) Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness? (15) And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel? (16) And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (17) Wherefore come out from among them(unbelievers), and be you separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (18) And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. 2Pe 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
  11. Wouldn't that be better "includes" the office of the pope? Otherwise it gets a bit fuzzy on history and the Scriptural context of the epistles. Ok?
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    Sinners Can Never Argue That Christ Didn't Love Them

    Here's the thing, with which Calvin agrees: From Albert Barnes' Notes On The Bible ~Romans 5:18
  13. 1Jn 2:18-22 (18) Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. (19) They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. (20) But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things. (21) I have not written unto you because you know not the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. (22) Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. From John Gill's Exposition of the Bible So the end-times false prophet son of perdition man of sin titled as that Wicked is antichrist, but never in Scripture given the apellation "The Antichrist".
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    The Meaning of 666, The Reason for the Riddle

    Might the temple of God be some sort of Spaceship and the A/c a Sentient Android who becomes the P.O.P.E.* and connects to all electronic devices and screens his image everywhere to be worshipped, and similarly controls all commerce? *President Of Planet Earth. In context the proverbial satirist at work ☺️
  15. My answer is based on my worldview which is based on my belief in God and the Bible. Denominations are formed when a group of like-minded individuals unite under a name with which to associate their beliefs. Cults are formed when elements of control are applied to sustain adherence to beliefs. These elements distinguish themselves as domination, intimidation, manipulation, and seduction. These elements of control are addressed in Scripture.
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