UPS, I have not commented on this thread because I am not comfortable debating on this issue. Itâs not a big deal to me to argue about. However,since I am now on here; there was a woman in my small town of 700 who was a Jew that had to drive 60 miles to attend a synagogue there. She told us a story about a time when they were celebrating Passover and before the meal they always invited Elijah in and so a little boy was sent outside to look for him. When he came back and was asked if he had arrived. With a straight face he ,said, no I. didnât see his car. Of course, everyone laughed,she said. She was well liked in our small community and was active in the activities going on in the community. As far as I know she never was converted into a Believer of Christ.
These that attack are what has been referred to as the spirit of the Antichrist. And will continue on until the real deal appears supposedly to bring peace among the people. Things are good for awhile does miracles even,through his false prophet but things change as he shows his true colors. And you think this is horrific, you ainât seen nothing yet until the Man of Perdition is revealed. This can happen at anytime or any place and churches are a soft target. This will only get worse as we near the end of the age.
Hi, John a few minutes ago the news showed all the carnage done and reported 300 deaths so far.It was Islamist militants that sent suicide bombers but someone was behind it all and they are still searching for them.So sad for all those families.
Dr. Tim, we no longer live in the 1600s and the threat we face now are Muslims that have branched off into terrorism. Easter is being celebrated and churches attacked. One todayâs news talked about was shown with at least 100 people dead with white cloth over them. There were many others attacked as well. Instead of attacking each other maybe we need to hold each other up in prayer.
I donât really understand everyoneâs theology on here but neither do I feel the need to.All I need to know is what has been revealed to me through the Holy Spirit that has been given me for this person. The AntiChrist will be one person .He will bring peace first then destruction when he sets himself up to be worshipped in Israel and the. rebuilt Temple. I donât believe Jesus meant that there would be literally many antichrsts but the spirit of the Antichrist would be in the world until the end when the man AntiChrist arrives on the scene and we will be in the Great Tribulation when we will have the mark of the Beast in order to buy or sell. Has this prophecy been fulfilled and did I miss something here?? !! So strange that when we want to believe something to be true we can always find some links or some preacher that agrees and that should be all thatâs needed. I am not following any man and if I am misunderstood so be it. I trust Christ and Christ alone.
He used my teaching gifts to start a Bible Study in our homes that helped our faith to grow and the pastor even came to one even though we were all the younger women in there. He was young as well , we were scolded by older members as well.Donât try to find a perfect church because once you join, it will no longer be perfect.
The recent news is that the Notre Dame Church burned because of a short in faulty wiring . Christians, have always been persecuted, and thatâs why Paulâs warnings have been to put on your spiritual armor of God because we fight not against flesh and blood but our warfare is spiritual, against the evil one. I donât believe the building we attend church in is whatâs important enough in Godâs eyes to argue over. David wanted to build God a beautiful place to be worshipped in, his son had to do it. They worshipped in homes, in Catacombs because of persecution, Paul and Silas in jail. One Sabbath Paul went where Lydia and some women were praying by the river. He spoke to them and Lydia was saved, invited them into her home. You worship and bloom where you are sent by God with your spiritual gifts that are yours to be used by God for His purposes. Even in that Methodist Church I saw Godâs hand as he used
Strange, that these things coming to pass reminds of what Jesus said to his followers, when these things come to pass, what things , the signs of His soon Coming. Prophecy being fulfilled. The stage being set . The next act, Antichrist appears. One sign, knowledge will increase, cannot be ignored. Just take a look back 100 years to the 1800s. My thoughts on this rainy morning in Texas.
Not the God, I serve, John, He can do anything and I have experienced it myself in my own life. And after Paul was converted, he in turn faced severe persecution, which he explained in his letters to churches he founded. Amazing Grace.
I have heard that when someone gets burned up in a house fire, that the only part of the body that is left is the heart I had two fellow Christians that chose to be cremated . It didnât keep them out of heaven because no where in the Bible is that mentioned as a deterrent to heaven. Actually in the days of Christ, they werenât buried always but put in caves. So why worry about how to be treated at death but am I living a life pleasing to God now!! Amen??
The really bad thing about this is that some future pastor goes to Seminary and are taught to question the miracles of the Bible. I attended the United Methodist Church a few years and one preacher was preaching this type nonsense even said that Mary was not a virgin and preached things that made you question truths of the Bible. It was only a few of us that actually stood against what he was saying. So your faith better be strong in Christ because Satan can even appear as an angel of light. So many actually believed in him and his message. I see God everywhere, in nature, my body and the world. I believe the miracles in the word of God .
I have heard this before about the water being shallow that time of season, the answer given was, then an even greater was the miracle God performed. He drowned hundreds of Egyptians in a few feet of water!!
Sorry, left out the homosexuality issue which has been preached on as well. Again not as condemning but as guardrails protects against disasters, the preaching of Godâs Word protects from coming Judgement on the world. As a child of around 9 I went to a revival with a neighbor. The evangelist drew pictures during his sermon which kept my attention. He not only preached on hell but drew pictures of a man in the flames đ„ of hell which I have never forgotten these many moons later. Sorry thatâs my Indian bloodline coming out . A few years later I was drawn to give my life to God, feeling His love for me and conviction for my sins and a mixture maybe of the preacher that drew pictures .
When a politician says itâs ok to kill babies and to commit that God clearly says is murder and admonition then they stepped over the line that God has drawn in the sand and we as Christians have to take a stand. Our pastor speaks against both and uses guardrail on the highway as an example of keeping cars from dangerous wrecks and sermons of warnings when committing sins to know what those consequences of destruction will be. Not judging,just warnings of the dangers of those sins.
They have to be exposed in order to be disciplined. A church I once attended had a youth pastor that was married. He went to all the ballgames and supported the kids in everything they did. He moved to another church and my sonâs wife wanted to follow him. He changed again and my son refused to go with him. Later he became a pastor. Sometime later, he was on the front page of the Gazette because of affairs with teenage girls and brought to conviction. One was 16 . This is why we are to be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove.And I follow no man only Jesus. Because he was showing such special attention to her kids, my daughter-in-law followed him.It happens in schools with teachers and coaches. Not everyone that says,âLord,Lord will enter in...â