Interesting they go after the often less than notable dangers of the far right, so called, but ignore the left wing-nuts who actually burn things, shout down opposition, hate everything, (not just people of different coloration) and are an angry lot of whiners who try to force others to comply with their mental aberrations.
From the news: "..the (Chinese)government was stepping up efforts to restrict travel and public gatherings while rushing medical staff and supplies to the city at the center of the crisis, Wuhan, which remains on lockdown with no flights, trains or buses in or out."
Also: "A notice from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said there would be limited capacity to transport U.S. citizens on a Tuesday flight from Wuhan that will proceed directly to San Francisco."
Dangerous enough for lockdown for the Chinese folk, but apparently not to US citizens headed to San Francisco or the west coast?
Any news of quarantine until assurance of no issue when they arrive? If not, which might it be, over-reaction of the Chicom govt, or a need to manufacture a crisis here?
Jim Lincoln wrote: I wouldn't criticize the Catholics are in this March. One might have to be suspicious of the motives of our president, considering his vigorous support of abortion before he decided to become a Republican
Maybe he grew up. Leaving the Dems is a good start.
James Thomas wrote: --- Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end..... when Compared to Rev 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: So the question becomes....whatâ€™s the book? There is The little book which is opened in Rev 10 which is The book of life. But whatâ€™s the book of life? The gospel aka the grace of God through Jesus Christ. ---
Hi James, I'm sure we won't agree, but I offer this bit-
The "prophecy of this book" of Revelation 22:10 is the same "prophecy of this book" referenced in Rev 22:18, and the "book of this prophecy" of v19. It's also the same book as in Rev 1:11, where John is told to "write in a book" the things he sees, and send it to the 7 *churches.*
As well, the "words of this prophecy" of Rev 1:3 is the same as in Rev 22:18,19.
What's the book of 22:10 and co.? The book of Revelation itself. That which reveals, unveils, discloses. Parables hide, revelation discloses.
If Revelation is to be better understood, maybe it would be helpful to remember why it was written.
Revelation 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Whatever he sees and hears, write it down.
Revelation 1:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; (past, present, future things)
Then John is to send this *revealing* to the 7 churches. Perhaps no longer hidden, sealed up in misty figures? To edify those churches? Funny name, revelation, uncooperative outside its meaning.
Revelation 22:10 And he saith unto me, *Seal not* the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
Notice, contrast the difference in instruction given to Daniel.
Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and *seal the book,* even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Just a Guy wrote: One big step in fighting a centralized, one government system... The EU and the UN really have no purpose except to destroy the cultural, and economic values of it's nations... How can a system like the EU be able to successfully manage the Scottish sheep farmer, Italian Baker, and German hotel manager? How can they protect and defend the rights of such vastly different people, and societies? The answer is, they can't, so instead they simply try to force everyone to follow their own invented system... Local government is the best way to ensure a people's freedom and health as a nation...
All true. But higher authorities continually promote their own myth that government is expert in all areas, when nothing could be further from the truth. Sadly, too many of the governed believe the myth. It would be good if we remember a helpful picture when dealing with those self-proclaimed experts- governing authorities tissue their well fed bottoms the same way everyone else does.
John UK wrote: Mike, when the Bible says there are none that doeth good, no, not one, God is saying that there is not one unregenerate person who does good; all is tainted with sin. Jesus is obviously talking about regenerate persons who have been adopted and now have God as Father. Shuch are most certainly able to do good, indeed they are predestinated unto good works, and they ought be doing all the good they can.
So the ".. ye then, being evil" people of Luke 11:13 are regenerate born again followers of Christ Jesus? Never thought of it that way, John.
John UK wrote: Dr Tim, it is both biblical and spiritual for a Christian to desire the transformation of the church for the better. For an ungodly, despicable man to make decisions, it is impossible for him to do anything good, for "there are none that doeth good", according to the scriptures.
Luke 11:13 "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?"
Unprofitable Servant wrote: --- It has been both stated and implied that the thousand years in Revelation 20 is not literal. Sister BMac has aptly shown that hyperbole is part of Scripture Question. What precedent found anywhere in Scripture shows a thousand years when mentioned is not to be taken literally? Or maybe another use of the term thousand in the Bible where it doesnâ€™t literally mean a thousand? Thanks for your insights.
Both your first statements are true US. What hasn't been demonstrated is that it isn't literal, nor that use of "thousand" figuratively in one place somehow shows it is figurative in another. Ever wonder why it is repeated 6 times in Revelation? I speculate it was foreknown that misunderstanding would come. 6 times might drive it home. Admittedly that is only speculation. But we don't see the "as" or "is as" or similar language of figures often used in any of them, either.
B. McCausland wrote: Though a thousand figures as a quantifying noun in Scripture , also it also figures at times as an hyperbole figure of speech. See, "For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills." "He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations." "Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men."
Good examples, B., thanks! I guess my issue is not with using 1000 as a figure of speech so much as using the term millenium when the term is definition limited to a real time period. Unlike 1000, millenium is poorly used when used as a figure.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike, I think I've criticize liberals enough times, except they just aren't as big as hypocrites as the American Pharisees are! You should have read The Washington Post article. You would have seen the authoress actually gave some points on why the listings of contributors isn't such a great idea. ---đź‘Ž
I might read the Washington Post, except it has more than paper issues. Owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who has contract with the CIA. Why would you trust WashPost?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- excerpt from, "Major evangelical nonprofits are trying a new strategy with the IRS that allows them to hide their salaries" https://tinyurl.com/v9emge4z 2 Corinthians 2:17 Not even pedaling the Word but politics
Strange thinking, that if a preacher calls evil evil, it is politics. Funny you hardly complain about evil leftists wanting to stifle preachers. Your posts on this thread are revealing. Keep it up, for the sake of new posters here.
Joel wrote: Mike, the term â€śmillenniumâ€ť means one thousand years according to the English dictionary. The Revelation says â€śone thousand yearsâ€ť and sometimes we replace that with the term â€śmillenniumâ€ť and I still believe it is not a literal one thousand years or a literal millennium as such; but that however long it is, we are experiencing it now. â€śNow when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prisonâ€ť â€â€Revelationâ€¬ â€20:7â€¬ â€NKJVâ€¬â€¬ â€śAnd he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.â€ť â€â€Revelationâ€¬ â€13:5â€¬ â€NKJVâ€¬â€¬
Rev. 20:7 The prince of this world isn't in prison now. Unless the nations are no longer being deceived as per Rev. 20:3
Rev 13:5 Do you consider forty-two months also as figurative?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Mike when did I say two wrongs and made a right? neither a liberal or conservative "Unitarians" are good for the countryđź‘Ž https://tinyurl.com/zt5xhjh (Wisdom for Interim Pastors)
You should have that nervous condition checked out, Jim. When did I say you said two wrongs make a right? What do Unitarians have to do with anything?
btw, you never complain about Liberals forcing the kingdom they want down the throats of Christians. How is it that you don't seem to care about what is actually happening, but only about things you make up?