Youth in Asia wrote: Well in China paper currency is already obsolete, with only digital currency accepted by many stores. I already could not get a shuttle bus from the airport because they did not take paper money. All it takes is your bank account frozen and you can't buy anything. The end is near, the technology is in place, all that is required is for Israel to rebuild their temple.
That is very interesting YIA. So how do people with no bank account buy anything at the moment? And what do you use to make a purchase? Card? Phone?
Dr. Tim wrote: The dispensationalist believes there will be wars and rumors of wars, Douglasâ€”and North Korea is certainly producing plenty of those rumors. The dispensationalist also believes that in the last days perilous times shall comeâ€”in fact, it may not even be safe to go shopping at Walmart. And he believes there will be scoffers, people who ridicule his biblically based beliefs. Sounds like the olâ€™ dispy is batting a thousand, doesnâ€™t it?
Someone told me it wouldn't be safe to shop anywhere, at least not without the mark of the beast.
There's a huge financial computer complex in Luxembourg called The Beast.
Dr. Tim wrote: Okay, John, he has overstayed his leave of absence from the loony bin.
And he won't go back on his meds, as they make him use a keyboard same as most other folk do. And seeing as he's an upper-case, off-the-limit, off-his-tree, former politician (and therefore cannot be a Christian), all in all there's not much hope for him, except in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen Christopher, that is exactly the problem with a phrase like that.
A much better phrase would be "once made a new creature in Christ, always a new creature in Christ". 2 Corinthians 5:17.
There will always be mysteries surrounding this, and some folks will end up on the borderline. But these two in the news at the moment, I think it is clear that neither of them will be coming back; they are like Lot's wife, turned to a pillar of salt.
Good morning Christopher and thanks for your post. I think you have got to the heart of the matter. There is far more to this than meets the eye.
When it comes to the expression "once saved, always saved", I don't know where it came from, but I personally don't like it. I don't even like the TULIP version which is the "perseverance of the saints". Mine own preference is the expression the "preservation of the saints", where the great Redeemer preserves all those he has adopted into his family and redeemed by the blood of his Son. Jude 1:1 for the word "preserved".
It is true therefore that once a person is saved by Jesus Christ, they cannot be un-saved.
It is also true that once a person is saved by God's grace, that grace will cause them to persevere until the very end. And their perseverance itself is proof of God's grace in their life.
But if you go back to the very root, you find preservation is there, and at back of preservation is predestination - the ultimate purposes and will of God from eternity. It is here, and only here, that we find the eternal security we need to have as human beings.
Simple wrote: Luke 12:8~9,2 Timothy2:12 I am sad and scared when this kind of things happen,e.g.Demas, King Saul(1Samuel10:6,9,15:35), and other 'draw back unto perdition'people(Hebrew 10:39,6:4~8).I pray GOD don't let them go too far to turn back. Come to Christ, and keep ask, seek, knock, believe, surrender.HE is always pitiful to these people!
Simple, I feel sure you are attempting to say something, but what it is I wot not.
Christopher000 wrote: Most disturbing is that it's been normalized within society. Nobody even turn their heads anymore. They celebrate it.
Hi Chris, it's a fact. And nobody (very few) turned their heads when Christmas pantomimes began, and The Dames took centre stage, all very funny - not.
The Christian community has a lot of clout (together) to make a stand against this sort of thing, and could achieve much. But, as is observed on this cross-section of christendom, there are only one or two who actually speak out against worldliness. And when they do, they (such as sc) usually get shot down by the IFB rep, Brother Unprofitable Servant.
Just think, Christopher. In fifty years time, the Olympic Games will have fully naked competitors, with men, women, transgenders etc. and it will be the biggest money-spinner in the world. And only sc can see that. The rest of us think it is all so funny. LOL.
Oh, it is soooooooo funny!
Am I being sarcastic? I don't know what you'd call it, but I do wish Zion would wake up, the snoring is enough to cause an earthquake.