Well, I have studied a lot regarding the end-times. I believe in a post-tribulational rapture and a literal 1,000 year reign by our Lord. This is just for the record because I also know that the basis for my conviction will not change anyoneâs mind. It all depends on the hermeneutics someone uses; what is literal and what is figurative.
The mark of the beast will demand allegiance from all. Those that donât take the mark and worship the antichrist will be unable to buy or sell and will be hunted down and either killed or imprisoned. The pandemic has made me understand how dependent millions of people are on their governments. This fact alone has made me understand how this dependence could take place. We will have something like a world-wide socialist form of government.
I didnâtâ read the article, but I am also convinced that MacArthur was wrong when he said someone could repent if they took the mark. No Christian will take the mark.
Oh, I will not discuss my position with naysayers on the forum. Not enough characters allowed. And I consider these things to be secondary issues.
John Lee wrote: Amen Bro Frank, and thank you for posting scriptures. Here is another I read this morning: I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and your patient endurance. I know you donât tolerate evil people. You have examined the claims of those who say they are apostles but are not. You have discovered they are liars. You have patiently suffered for me without quitting. But I have this complaint against you. You donât love me or each other as you did at first! Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you donât repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches. Rev 2:2-5 These words of Jesus are still relevant today, and I must work on it myself and repent of anything he tells me to. Progress is necessary in the faith.
Amen brother! And just me simply add that the above verses have absolutely no connection with works based salvation. I thought I better get that in up front.
Oh and my Florida temperature today has a high of 22.7 Celsius. Jealous.
John Lee wrote: Everyone is religious, everyone worships something or somebody.
Well said brother! There is a lot of wisdom in even your short comments. Yes, what we esteem the most is what we worship. Money, fame, our loved ones, success, popularity, or a myriad of things. A born again believer should esteem His Lord and Savior above all else. For me, the below is easier said than done.
1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Philippians 4:11 I am not saying this out of need, for I have learned to be content regardless of my circumstances.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 âIn every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.â
Matthew 5:48 âBe ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.â
John Lee wrote: Frank, I think I am getting it. I did wonder about that. So the political system itself is fine, the constitutional republic, it is only the politicians who compose 'the swamp' that are faulty, and they do most of their work together in DC, presumably in a large building?
Saul Alinsky was Obama's mentor. He wrote the lesson plan for radicals. Here is his exact quote:
Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: "Accuse your opponent of what you are doing, to create confusion and to inculcate voters against evidence of your own guilt"
It is like FOX news saying the media are a bunch of liars. But, FOX news is part of the media.
I am amazed at how easy it is to sway people's thought processes and opinions.
Anyway, brother you and I agree on this issue. Now some would say that John + Frank = error, so please don't wake them up.
Matthew 19:9. "And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery
Malachi 2:16. "For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong," says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously."
Matthew 19:6. "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
John Lee wrote: Thank you St James! I think I have it now. They are called the swamp because that is often a place where undesirable creatures lie in wait as predators. So it must be like a movement, with a membership, secret or otherwise, but they all have the same aim, which sounds a bit like communism, as per your reference to Cuba. But, pardon another question, is there a reason why all these politicians, presumably elected or unelected, are residing in DC? Is that a state itself, the District of Columbia? So what gives that they all reside there? Thank you.
Brother John, I like James' definition of the DC swamp, but let me add this. It is normally the conservatives accusing the democrats of being what they themselves are. If you call someone something, then most don't or won't realize you are also guilty and the same.
Frank wrote: I agree with your comment fully. Planned Parenthood is totally evil and they do profit not only by charging for murder, but also by selling body parents. All those who support or promote abortions are guilty of murder in Godâs eyes.
Mike wrote: Pathetic attempt to sow Trump Derangement discord, Jim. Farook was born in Chicago, not Pakistan. Had Trump used this as reason to exclude Pakistan, you would have called him xenophobic, or something else. Sorry, you lose. Please try again.
I like your thoughts on this Mike. Democrats not only support and promote every biblical abomination, but they do so without reason or remorse. Trump Derangement Syndrome is in fact a reality. They become idealogs and cannot reason anymore.
HerbalMama wrote: "I have never heard of a baby in the womb being murdered for their fetal cells." Frank, you're right in regards to a mother's reasoning but PP and others stand to profit off fetal cell sales. A quick google will reveal a ton of atrocious crimes done in the name of science and the greater good. It's disgusting that Christians advocate for the use of sacrificed babies in their medicine (not talking about you.). The fact that some have a hard time drawing the line in the sand with what is ethical and what is not is quite concerning (not you).
I agree with your comment fully. Planned Parenthood is totally evil and they do profit not only by charging for murder, but also by selling body parents. All those who support or promote abortions are guilty of murder in Godâs eyes.
Adriel wrote: Pakistan demonstrates lack of civilization and lack of knowledge and learning. Human choice about their own life is a mark of civilization and progress. Murder on the basis of disagreement is hate filled ignorance and certainly not the basis of civil life in society. Again we see that the Muslim ideology in the world is based upon hate, hostility, resentment, malice and lawlessness. Thus do we discern Satan in the Muslim religion. Christ Jesus, the Son of God teaches:- Matt 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, FOR MY SAKE."
I had a paragraph all typed out and ready to post, but yours is much better. That satanic religion will do anything to get their 72 virgins. All they have to do is die in some form of Jihad like your comment alluded to.
John Lee wrote: Romans 8:33-39 KJV (33)Â Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. (34)Â Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (35)Â Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (36)Â As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. (37)Â Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (38)Â For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, (39)Â Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen brother and what wonderful scriptures. When we were born again from above, we became positionally perfect in God's eyes and all our sins; past, present and future are completely forgiven. Christ paid for them in full.
Well this lady did the right thing and if her faith was sincere, she is now with our Lord and Savior. No more pain, fear or suffering of any kind. Her loved ones are suffering and I am going to pray for them.
Even in Pakistan, this fellow will be prosecuted for murder. But, IMO, it is very unlikely he will get a death sentence. Islam believes that women are inferior in allah's eyes.
I have never heard of a baby in the womb being murdered for their fetal cells. These babies are murdered because they are an inconvenience. If I worked at a store and an abortion doctor wanted to buy something, would I refuse because his money came from murdering innocent lives.
I guess my question is if I take a vaccine, did I cause or support the actually taking of that life?
Lastly, if anyone thinks that taking a vaccination that contains fetal cells is sinful, then they should refuse regardless of the circumstances.
I have heard about this no biblical gender stuff for many years. In fact, if Iâm not mistaken there is a bible that doesnât use gender when referring to God. Anyway, God is a spirit, but he refers to himself as Father. Father is a male term, so He wants to be thought of and referred to as a male.
John 4:24 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Revelation 2:20 âNotwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.â
We even refer to the earth as âmother earthâ and yet there is no biblical concept of that. It comes from a Greek goddess. And catholics teach if you want Jesus to do something, pray to his mother.
I praise God that He has shown me that I am not to love this evil world.