So true, JohnUk. I feel the same. So much is going on in the world today that tells me things are changing. Christians are being persecuted in different ways everywhere. I really needed to hear that, brought peace and joy to my heart.
I see it as another sign we are in the end times. Pestilence, in different places and earthquakes quakes, wars and rumors of wars. Some are so busy looking and picking out splinters in other peopleâ€™s eyes that they have let the oil slowly burn out and have no more to put in.
Well, MS, Iâ€™ll explain as best I can. I have seen so much discord on here because of differences in beliefs, their interpretation of what the truth is., so they lash out at those who disagree. You are saying this is for believers only and you just judged her to going to hell. You say, that the Grahams are heretical because they donâ€™t hate this or that religion because he doesnâ€™t judge them. They have done more good for the kingdom of God than anyone else who sits in Judgement of them. You have no way of knowing them, yet you Judge them. Then those who love them and see them differently are judged as heretic as well. I donâ€™t agree with lots of Christians but not to the point of condemning them for false beliefs, which causes discord among the brethren which is spoken against in Godâ€™s word God did not make us all out of the same cookie cutter.
Quite Christian, you sound like a true blood bought , born again child of God and your post are very edifying to me because I can sense your love for the brethren which is a true sign you belong to Christ. Itâ€™s a little strange that Satan has help from certain â€śChristiansâ€ť in tearing down others they disagree with . Personally, I donâ€™t think women should be pastors or preacher . There are other places that God can use their gifts .
I agree, Carl. I have read the birth rate in America is at an all time low and there is growing concern about it. Now why is that ?!! Well, we can start with less money coming in to pay taxes which pays Social Security, People who run the country as well as the Armed Forces to protect our country, need money, etc, etc. Plus storing up the wrath of God to be poured out on America when the Cup is full from rampant sin and the slaughtering of innocent babies. Actually it is worldwide. And Satan just loves it when we get off the real situation onto the unimportant. By the way, Muslim women are like the women described on here and donâ€™t Catholic women cover their heads?? I remember a time when we wore hats to Church and I miss it but then I loved the dresses as well. Alas, now Church doesnâ€™t resemble that era anymore but I still go and try to be all God wants me to be.
This reminds me that God can reach anyone, anywhere, anyway. And His forgiveness knows no bounds. He forgives and puts our sins in the sea of forgetfulness and puts a â€śNo Fishing Sign â€ś. Satan wants to bring it back to our remembrance and uses it to bring us down spiritually and mentally . He is the accuser of the brethren and can even use friends like Job, to do the accusing.
Itâ€™s everyoneâ€™s job to Judge, so confusion, hatred and pride abounds. The spirit of lawlessnessâ€™s job is to cause hatred among the brethren to show the world that Christianity is not truth my way is. My job is to bring destruction,hatred, kill and maim the followers of Jesus Christ.!! SATAN
Good idea, JohnUk. Thanks for going back to your real name. My I-phone recognizes that name. Iâ€™m not going there either besides everyone on here knows how I feel about the Grahams. If they think heâ€™s too rich or too political or too whatever then they can take it up with God. That way I donâ€™t have to try to prove to something to someone who sees different. Have a great day and many blessings. Iâ€™m getting ready for SS, we are in book of Mark. Even though I have read it many times, I never fail to find something that helps me with whatever God wants to teach me that I might need to learn.
Watcher, I do agree with what youâ€™re saying about the poor and rich and Jesus warned about showing partially. Example to allow the rich to have the best seat . Then He said the poor widow was commended for what she put in the offering plate however small because she gave all she had and the rich man gave out of his plenty. Thanks for replying and I understand what you are saying and you are so right!
Watcher wrote: Thanks for your insight Dolores, I am however, hesitant to give God glory for someone's success. Yes, God is sovereign, and ultimately is in charge of everything, but just because a "Christian" seems to be blessed because of their viewpoints, doesn't necessarily mean they are being blessed by God directly. Many "Christians" are quite wealthy in the world's eyes, but are not even biblically saved(Trump comes to mind). Many "Christians" stand against the LGBTQ juggernaut, but that doesn't mean they are genuine Christians. We must be careful to differentiate between a real genuine Christian (who will usually be poor) and a false convert Christian who is usually seeking riches. That is a big generalization, I know, but it tends to fit a lot of the time.
I know for a fact that Abraham was a very rich man and others I go to church with are very dedicated to Christ. Me, we had 4 children and only my husband worked outside the home because he wanted me to stay home and have his supper ready when he got home and be there when kids got home from school. I had plans to be a teacher but really glad I didn't even if we lived paycheck from paycheck. The owner only said during an interview that he believed God's plan for marriage was male and femal
Sorry about the misleading comment. It is not a sign that Israel is going to be the Church that is the Harlot church of the AntiChrist or the false Prophet. It will occur to them that this man that they thought was the Messiah was actually profaning the temple and that's when the tribulation will begin for them and the world as a whole. Like I said I don't know everything and I don't think we need to, just be prepared for His return is the message I am trying to say. For all we know the harlot Church could be the World Wide United Churches. Thing is there will be wheat and tares in everyone of them. The reapers will separate them at the time of the Harvest. Disagree, fine with me because if we understood everything, then we would be God, now wouldn't we. God gives what we need to know and I leave the rest up to Him to reveal.
John, I know Jesus was talking about the signs of the end time when he mentioned the fig tree .Like you quoted that in Jesusâ€™s parables the fig tree was symbolic of Israel. The withered fig symbolizes the fruitless, sinful Israel at that time. All I am saying is they will rebuild the temple in which the Antichrist will set himself up in their rebuilt temple as ther Messiah to be worshipped by them. I donâ€™t claim to know all about the end time. Who and when will the Antichrist appear??!! Will there be a rapture or will we have to go through the Great Tribulation?? I donâ€™t know the hour or time but I can look at the signs all around me and see that the fig tree is putting on itâ€™s leaves and Israel just back in her land that was given to her by God is a sign that tells me that in order for the temple to be rebuilt Israel had to be back in her land. If anyone disagrees with me thatâ€™s more than ok. with me because I donâ€™t agree with everything posted on this forum.
He said to them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives but from the beginning it.was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife except for sexual immorality and marries another commits adultery and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery. Matthew 19:9 I am so thankful every time I get on this forum that God knows me and is my Judge not man or woman.
This was in the mall, Douglas, with security guards that will be on alert. This happened 12 years ago and neither one have been robbed again. We have 2 in our town.Other robbery have occurred. Home invasions also. Watcher, Chick-Fil-A has been boycotted here because of their stand against homosexuality. That day Christians all over town came to eat. It was amazing. Different denomination, didnâ€™t matter.Airport recently refused to allow them to put a Chic-Fil-A there .They are certainly not always spoken well of. As Christians all over the world suffer some sort of persecution so will we as we near end times.
This is todayâ€™s news not something that can be ignored. World government, globalism, world religion. Jesus said to look at the signs that He clearly gave in Matthew so we would not be taken unaware. Learn from the fig tree, when it begins to put on leaves, then summer is nigh. When these things come to pass the end is near. The fig tree signifies Israel, keep your eyes on Israel. Right now we are seeing attacks on them and the hot spots in the Middle East need watching.
Kudos for you, going to church, Douglas fir. It is a good place to eat and staff are so nice. Once when I was there for lunch, I heard them discussing a robbery that had taken place earlier and the manager was injured when he attacked the robber and stopped the robbery. Later he came in with a sling on his arm and he was talking to the coworkers who seemed concerned about his welfare. Interesting lunch I had that day.