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    Hi, everyone and peace!

    No assumption, it is in writing. You obviously feel it is Christian like to call Ethiopian Jews Beta Israel and with one broad brush stroke assume Enoch is false without clear evidence, and use RC opinion to support it, then tell me this is a Protestant forum??????? I am fully aware this is a protestant forum, and yes I did ask, I am simply giving answers to what is falsely assumed. As for moderators doing their jobs,this post has remained as it is for a while. For me to point out a lack of humility on his part- is just stating the obvious. I have a right to defend doctrine supported by the foundation. What fault would you find in that? The only fault would be PRIDE toward one doing so. Is there something wrong with using scripture based rebuttals? Simply rejecting books because that do not fit ones narrative is disingenuous, and then to quote RC canon is also. All these books are Hebrew ......have you even read Enoch or Maccabees or Tobit, ex..... for yourself? Once you do then at least you will be knowledgeable and can determine if the RCC is right or wrong . Benji quotes their stance, because it suited him to, then says- though they admitted 2Maccabees later they only did so to defend their stance on Purgatory. I am saying the Jews and orthodox taught this before the RCC that is all. The NT supports the doctrine and simply saying you do not agree with it because it does not fit your narrative is just as bad as saying the RCC only include 2 Maccabees because it fits theirs. No proof, no scriptural rebuttal simply opinion. God Bless!
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    Hi, everyone and peace!

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    Hi, everyone and peace!

    Sue D. also, just simply making dialogue, that all of us may be knowledgeable and fruitful in God. I do believe in predestination and Election because it is in the foundation. God Works In All Things Roman8:29-31 …29For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified. 31What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?… What I was addressing in Benji's post is a lack of humility. Benji did the attacking, against Enoch, Ethiopian Jews, and I am sure he does this to all other Christian Denominations that do not believe as he does. I am simply supporting doctrines believed by others with scripture.......false representation is wrong. Romans 8:33-34 33Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34Who is there to condemn us? For Christ Jesus, who died, and more than that was raised to life, is at the right hand of God—and He is interceding for us.
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    Hi, everyone and peace!

    I will post this introduction to the arguments against and for from a brother in the faith, who shares both sides and is for the Writing's of Enoch. DEFENDING THE BOOK OF ENOCH- TORAH DRIVEN LIFE: The following are actual objections to the Book of Enoch, along with responses. Objection: “To the Biblically ignorant reader, the Book of Enoch might have an appeal; but to a believer grounded in the Scriptures, the Book of Enoch is packed full of heresy.” Response: Many have claimed the Book of Enoch to be “full of heresy,” but few offer any factual evidence to support this claim. The fact is that the Book of Enoch was hidden away from the Roman church for centuries. The result of this is that there is much in the Book of Enoch that did not directly influence the doctrines that make up the beliefs of the modern church. As such, it is not the Scriptures themselves that the Book of Enoch is “contradicting,” but the beliefs of the modern church that were formed over the span of time that the Book of Enoch was absent from the libraries of church literature. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Objection: “If the Book of Enoch were valid, composing well over 100 chapters, there should be numerous New Testament references to it; but there aren’t… In sharp contrast to the Book of Enoch, the New Testament often quotes the Book of Genesis.” Response: Contrary to popular belief, the Book of Enoch is referenced in the New Testament at least 40 times. Several of these are even direct quotations, though not specifically attributed to Enoch. One of these instances, Jude 1:14-15, is a direct quotation, attributed specifically to Enoch himself. Several “New Testament” concepts are found to have their source in the Book of Enoch: the springs of living waters, (John 4:13-14 / Enoch 48:1) the new heaven and new earth, (Revelation 21:1 / Enoch 91:16-17) and several of the Beatitudes. (Matthew 5, Luke 6 / Enoch 5:7, Enoch 94:8) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Objection: “The Book of Enoch uses unfamiliar terminology, referring to the ‘Lord of Spirits’ and the ‘Head of Days.’ These terms are foreign to the Word of God.” Response: An avid scholar would understand that the Book of Enoch has gone through several linguistic filters that are foreign to the Hebrew Scriptures. Terms like “Lord of Spirits” and “Head of Days” are found in the Word of God, but in different forms; “Lord of Spirits,” for instance, is translated from the Hebrew as “the Lord of Hosts;” “Head of Days” is likewise found in the Bible translated as “Ancient of Days.” – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Objection: “The Messiah is not directly mentioned… It is worthy to note that Christ’s deity is not evidenced in the Book of Enoch.” Response: This objection is not remotely true; in fact, huge portions of the text are directed toward exalting the character and personage of the Messiah. The following Messianic titles are referenced in the Book of Enoch: Elect One (Enoch 39:6, 40:6, 45:3-5, 49:2-4, 51:1-3, 52:6-9, 53:6, 55:4, 56:6, 61:5, 61:8-11, 62:1) Son of Man (Enoch 46:2-4, 48:2, 60:10, 62:5-9, 62:14, 63:11, 69:26-30, 70:1, 71:14-16) Anointed / Messiah (Enoch 48:10, 52:4) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Objection: “Many terms from the Biblical Book of Revelation are quoted in the Book of Enoch…” Response: The Book of Revelation was written about 90 A.D. The best of Biblical scholars date the Book of Enoch to the second century B.C.. Even the portion of the book reckoned as being part of the very latest authorship is now considered to predate the New Testament. In the words of James H. Charlesworth in The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament, “…no specialists now argue that I Enoch 37-71 is a Christian and postdates the first century.” So, if anything, the Revelation of John is quoting from the Book of Enoch. I prefer to think that both the Revelation of John and the Book of Enoch are quoting from God. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Objection: “The King James translators, 48 scholarly men skilled in the Hebrew and Greek languages, didn’t believe the work was inspired by God.” Response: The King James translators worked from 1604 through 1611. The Book of Enoch was considered “lost” from approximately through 1773, when it was rediscovered in several Ethiopian manuscripts. Hence, the King James translators did not even have access to any manuscripts of the Book of Enoch. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Objection: “The sons of God are the godly line who have come down from Adam through Seth, and the daughters of men belong to the line of Cain. What you have here now is an intermingling and intermarriage of these two lines, until finally the entire line is totally corrupted (well, not totally; there is one exception). That is the picture that is presented to us here.” Response: The above thought process is an interpretation of Genesis 6:2 that is not based in reality. The passage states, “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” In the above thought process, the “sons of God” are understood to be the descendants of Seth, whereas the “daughters of man” are considered the descendants of Cain, but there are a handful of reasons why this thought process is not accurate. First, the phrase “sons of God” is used elsewhere in Hebrew literature only when referring to angelic beings. Second, the action taking place in Genesis 6:2 was so grievous in God’s sight that it caused Him to say only a few passages later, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground… for I am sorry that I have made them.” Yet this destructive proclamation is on the back of God having commanded mankind to “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.” (Genesis 1:28) It is inconceivable that God was so grieved by human reproduction that He saw fit to destroy the world. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Objection: “Jesus and the apostles never called it scripture.” Response: There is actually a very strong example of Yeshua referring to the Book of Enoch as Scripture. In Matthew 22:29-30, Yeshua first chided the Sadducees for their lack of understanding of “the Scriptures,” then proceeded to teach a concept that is only found in the Book of Enoch. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Objection: “A few early church fathers highly valued the book of Enoch but they never referred to it as scripture.” Response: This statement is simply incorrect. Church father Tertulian writes as follows in his 2nd century work, On the Apparel of Women I 3:1-3, “I am aware that the Scripture of Enoch…” Church father Origen appealed to the Book of Enoch as having the same canonical authority as he does the Book of Psalms in De Principiis IV. Irenaeus, in his work The Proof of the Apostolic Preaching 18, records a condensed retelling of Enoch 6-8. Lastly, the author of the Letter of Barnabas (not the Barnabas mentioned in the book of Acts) quotes Enoch multiple times along side the canonical Scriptures. To say that the early church fathers unanimously did not regard Enoch as Scripture is a blatant misrepresentation of historical fact. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Objection: “One reason most Christian do not accept the Book of Enoch is that the Jewish teachers did not accept it as part of the Bible. It is not part of what Christians call the Old Testament.” Response: This is yet another baseless objection. Of the Jewish sects of the first century, the ideas of what exactly constituted the “canon” of Scriptures varied from group to group. The ancient Pharisees used a set of books that is very similar the books that make up what we call today the Tanakh, or Old Testament, plus perhaps the Book of Sirach. The Essenes, on the other hand, accepted in their sacred library at Qumran an entire collection of holy texts, among which were the books of Tobit, Jubilees, Sirach, and even Enoch. To suggest that the ancient Jews did not accept the Book of Enoch is erroneous; it is better said that while some ancient Jews did not accept the Book of Enoch, others, in fact, did. God Bless!
  5. GodIsMyJudge

    Hi, everyone and peace!

    First of all Sue D. Miriam or Miriyam with a y is Mary's Hebrew name, like Yeshua is for Jesus. And I am not addressing RCC books, but what present day Christian Jews and Orthodox Ethiopian are reading from, and if you can not see the obvious in Benji's post than let God be the judge of that as well. Humility-key. I am not going to reiterate the obvious.
  6. Matthew 18:7 7Woe to the world for the causes of sin. These stumbling blocks must come, but woe to the man through whom they come! Listen to a Father's Instruction Proverbs4:26-27 …26Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established. 27Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil. Do not step to the right TRUMP or to the left OBAMA, the kingdom of heaven is within as Christ said. Enter through the narrow gate for wide is the path which leads to damnation and many are there who enter it. All is not as it seems.
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    The Everlasting Gospel

    The most important thing I take from this part of revelation, is the number -144,000. It seems that these chosen souls are given a NEW SONG yet it is the everlasting gospel, which we have at present in our homes, some have a more complete book, but an everlasting gospel none the less. Would people listen to their song?
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    Hi, everyone and peace!

    With all due respect Sue, you speak falsehoods ,perhaps it is a lack of knowledge on your part therefore, not intentional. It is not the RCC who first spoke of a "passing through" place for souls who were not exactly aware of their faults and needed to pass through a fire cleansing to burn off- in essence imperfections. This is an ancient Hebrew belief and all of the "Ancient Way" Churches believe it. The RCC calls it Purgatory only because of the purging quality of fire. It is a fire that simply removes unintended sin- for God is the only Judge of man's heart. It is from Maccabees which Jews believe prayer for the dead is good. 2 Maccabees 12:43-45 43 He also took up a collection, man by man, to the amount of two thousand drachmas of silver, and sent it to Jerusalem to provide for a sin offering. In doing this he acted very well and honorably, taking account of the resurrection. 44 For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been su- perfluous and foolish to pray for the dead. 45 But if he was looking to the splendid reward that is laid up for those who fall asleep in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought. Therefore he made atonement for the dead, so that they might be delivered from their sin. The ancient Hebrews believed prayer for those who died was honorable. The Orthodox and RCC also get the idea of Purgatory from here: 1Corinthians 3:14-16 Christ Our Foundation …14If what he has built survives, he will receive a reward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as one being snatched from the fire. 16Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?… When is reward given? Is it given at the Judgement or the here and now- living present? Just because you do not hear the Word Purgatory does not mean the doctrine is not in the foundation. Holy Trinity is not there as in word, but is clearly present in the foundation. " Baptizing In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" equals Holy Trinity. I know Protestant's say this makes Christ's work on the cross obsolete, my question is how? It sounds like Mercy to me, are you sure all that you have built will survive the fire? And before all else it was a foundational belief amongst all Jews, and is where the Orthodox and RCC got it from. I know the RCC likes to think it is the begin and end all of Christianity but it brought in Hebrew scholars and Rabbi's to compile the Bible that Western civilization received and its beliefs and concept are founded by this. As I said the RCC simply called this fire purgatory, and did so because one is only saved by being snatched out in time. Perhaps dialogue is what is in order amongst denominations -not continual condemnation. Love and dialogue not self abased knowledge, but a desire to grow and learn together as a Christian community and hear what the Spirit says to the churches. That sounds plural doesn't ? Maybe then people will leave behind nonsense and cling to only truth and be one mind. Purgatory is not where the lukewarm go either, purgatory is unintentional sin........but since God is pure, it is only that which can enter heaven. Do you think you may have unintentional sin? No doubt, one should strive here on earth and make sure all ones i's are dotted and t's are crossed, but sometimes people have missteps unintentionally and this is what purgatory addresses. One should do their purgatory on earth, and some are blessed to. Enoch 's writings are older than all biblical writings. And on at least 45 different occasions Christ spoke verbatim what Enoch spoke of Him and heard from heaven. It is interesting how you condemn, Jew, Orthodox, and RCC Christians who all have a belief in common with Enoch- whose writings predate what you possess, and you think you are right . If all who predate you by thousands of years taught about the" passing through" as Jews refer to it,( purgatory), and you do not, who is right? Can you say for sure you are right? If so please prove your point with scripture, as I have pointed out some reasons why Jews, Orthodox and RCC Christians believe in purgatory. God Bless!
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    Hi, everyone and peace!

    Well, no you can not speak for all 900 million Protestants in the world.......and if that means anything to God. God is about quality not quantity. I have not stopped by here in a while, but when I did and saw this arrogant post , I could not resist sharing the gospel. As for predestination , that is for God to know and one to find out. Yes Election takes place through one choosing to follow, but ones end only God knows for sure........ most important thing is humility, that is the sure way to run your race and win. The lack of humility in your post is very telling. The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord Proverbs 16:17-18 …17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life. 18Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. 19It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.… And we must never forget Judas, though called and elected failed! The point is humility, this the sure way that we remain in Christ. 1Peter 5:6 6Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you.… It seems you forget this and exalt yourself. Mother Miriam didn't even do this, and she was blessed among all. You could learn from her humility. Now, as for Beta and Alpha, that too God decides and is also determined by humility toward God not ethnicity. And it is a people who are not a people whom God shall call His beloved actually, and this to teach Israel. God's Mercy to Israel Hosea 2:22-23 …22And the earth will respond to the grain, to the new wine and to the oil, And they will respond to Jezreel. 23"I will sow her for Myself in the land. I will also have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion, And I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they will say, 'You are my God!'" The Living Stone 1Peter 2:9-11 …9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from the desires of the flesh, which war against your soul.… The point is all gentiles were not a people and are now, so you should be grateful that you as a gentile are called Beloved, you who are actually what you call"Beta" have been given the grace to know the One True God of Israel. As for non-canonical, that is what Protestants have learned through the RCC. It is funny how you Protestants call the RCC the Harlot, but when convenient toss about non- canonical this or that. And I highly doubt, that someone with such arrogance concerning salvation -would know if Writings of Enoch are this or that. The bottom line is ancient Hebrews read and studied from the Books of Enoch, this way before the RCC or Protestants called them anything. Also, it is disingenuous for anyone to say that Jews did not study the book of Enoch, more correctly put is, not all Jews did. And at present, Christian Jews do and value these works as sacred. I choose to hear what the Spirit says to the Churches than to presume anyone Beta or less. It is the Spirit of God which proves one as anything, not you. In case you have overlooked, in the Revelation Christ is speaking to all the churches not just some. You assume a lot about yourself and others, this speaks volumes perhaps you should be quiet and listen to what the Spirit is saying to your church. Lastly, your post sounded very racist and dismissive to a fellow Christian, I will share this with you: One in Christ Phillipians2:2-4 …2then make my joy complete by being of one mind, having the same love, being united in spirit and purpose. 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.… God Bless!
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    Hello and Goodbye!

    Thank you for allowing me to make a few replies to post. But it would be redundant for me to stay, this is a Protestant forum after all. And from what I see, there is no place for InterChristian discussion unless it is to defend Catholicism. I know you are not knowledgeable about other things like Orthodox beliefs and this does not concern you.The Body of Christ will remain divided until the appointed time. God has it all under control. The things these denominations have in common are: The belief in the Incarnation, the Holy Trinity, and Baptism. These are really the only things which unite us in dialogue. And even those things may have different meanings to us. But since it is Christ who established "His way" it will be His way or the high way for many. Well thanks again. Peace and God Bless!
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    Revelations 21:8 and Liars + Fearful

    I think a great way to phrase it is, " There are people who sin and people who love sin." I think all people do things wrong, but what separates a child of God from the rest, is that he does not accept his short cominings and always repents and goes to God to fix all his flaws. It is like "a sinner is a saint who got back up". Gods children keep striving for perfection. Genesis 4:6-8 Cain and Abel …6Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it." 8Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.… The one who loves sin is like Cain, those like Abel , do not. Matthew 5:47-48 Love Your Enemies …47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect. The end result for the ones who do not love sin, is to abide. 1John3:8-10 Children of God …8The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the very start. This is why the Son of God was revealed, to destroy the works of the devil. 9Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God’s seed abides in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10By this the children of God and the children of the devil can be distinguished: Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother.… And in no way does Christ say it will be easy. Matthew7:12-14 The Narrow Gate 12In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets. 13Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it. God Bless!
  12. So sad isn't it. It just gets worse and worse. And these souls who are fueled by hatred and rage???? You would think these people would want to get up in the morning and think about having inner peace, seek solace, and quiet the rage they feel. It is true a life without Christ is a life without LIFE. Rev 6:4 3And when the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4Then another horse went forth. It was bright red, and its rider was granted permission to take peace from the earth and to make men slay one another. And he was given a great sword. This will only get worse .It is good to be at the right hand of God and not desire to want to harm anyone physically, not even your enemies.
  13. GodIsMyJudge

    Good Wednesday

    Since John is correct what is the discussion?
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    Good Wednesday

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    Good Wednesday

    James4:11-12 Drawing Near to God …11Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the Law and judges it. And if you judge the Law, you are not a practitioner of the Law, but a judge of it. 12There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?