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  2. Eh? I didn't say anything about being offended, did I? I certainly didn't intend to. No offence taken. I know you're trying to help. I'm actually working on a novel, and writing that sometimes helps with the stress. Sometimes it doesn't, when I can't get anything done...
  3. JohnD, thank you for being open and honest. Maybe nothing can be done about this problem but so long as I'm alive I have to try. If I don't then I don't know why God keeps me alive. I actually consider this problem to stem from my generation. It was my age bracket that thought free sex was a great idea. But we were young, young and dumb. I remember when the VCR was invented and suddenly I could rent porno films. Since I was single I thought it was a good thing. It wasn't and it does seem like there's no hope but we can't accept that. As Christians we have to try and make there be hope. Up until 5 yrs ago I was driving a Taxi and on Sat nights I used to get to speak to young people. They need our help. They need to hear there is hope. They are very intelligent, a lot smarter than I was at their age. I can't work anymore so I can't speak to them anymore. But I can still reach people via the Internet which is what I'm doing. People have to made to think about this. Things don't have to be as bad as they are. I don't expect a perfect world but I think things can get better than they are now.
  4. How easily people are led to follow those who don't really care about them at all. Chelsea is as bad as her parents. Today I'm a Muslim too? Funny thing is Islam does not agree with that.
  5. Seems pretty much inevitable
  6. Is it really surprising the left hand path would attack the Lord's prayer? It speaks against everything that is corruptible and reiterates all that is righteous within the sovereignty of God.
  7. So for some time I was struggling with my faith. I felt no motivation to pray. Then one day I told the Lord I was tired of being in limbo but then the very next day I was drawn into a habitual sin. I felt really bad I asked God to forgive me then again I found myself in limbo not praying at all. Then after some time I asked God to lead me back to that which first drew me to Him so that my joy in Him would be restored. And then today after four years of waiting my miracle came. And for the first time in my life I cried tears of joy. I was reminded that He may not come when you want Him to but He's always on time. God is wonderful yall
  8. We know that in the last days God is coming to rule. Rev 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. His family will be part of it Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. This has been prophesied from the beginning. Jer 33:14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. Jer 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. Jer 33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness. Jer 33:17 For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; And it happened! Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isa 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. Jer 17:25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever. But: many thought He was going to do it Mat 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Not so! Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Only problem is . . .king Saul is in the seat. He needs to be overthrown first. He is the present ruler. But we know that he has been rejected because he rejected God. And David needs to come into the rulersposition. And the Rider starts riding. Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. Rev 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. Rev 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And He uses revealing . . .of the lies. Eph 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. And those that love the darkness is trying their best to remove the light. But they forget . . .it is the Rider and His horse. The horse is the visible one and the Rider not . . .still . . . it is actually Him. And now . . .they came to Worthy. And it seems that king Saul has started to manifest. Love . . Johan Prepared .. .in advance . . .this morning . . .as God said so!
  9. Last from OO...just the way I like it!
  10. Hi. I think that is a good of you to learn about some German traditions etc or even better learn some key German words! German folk are polite ('please', 'Thankyou's', hand-shakes ..... Good Morning-Guten Morgen Good Night-Gute Nacht Welcome-wilkommen are you hungry-Hast Du Hunger? sleep -schlaffen Thankyou -Danke Please-Bitte schön Bless you(after a sneeze) --Gesundheit! -German culture will vary slightly from area to area -language,dialect, food preferences, etc. So you may want to familiarize yourself with some German history -or city knowledge from where your student is coming from ! They'll appreciate your interest. German people are very smart -and they like conversing. Most German students learn English in school (at least that's how it used to be) so you should be able to communicate easily. Remember, they are coming to learn Your Language!!! -German Folk -enjoy good food! Breakfast-- cup of aromatic,fresh (emphasize FRESH)Coffee and Crispy fresh buns for breakfast(Brötchen),jams,various cheeses, Nutella) Lunch -aka 'Mittag Essen' -typically is the Heavier meal of the day. -however She/hewill easily adapt to North American routines !! -Enjoy home made meals (potatoes, meat dishes, a veggies etc) Supper meal -(usually the lighter meal) -open-faced sandwhiches /rye breads, pumpernickel breads -a variety of different sliced meats, cheeses, set out with on a nicely decorated table! -German folk take pride in nice Table presentation-especially if company over!!! : pretty crisp table cloths, table settings, napkins ! Cups and saucers!! And do not forget the German Folk -appreciate a beautifully baked cake! (Layered chocolate cake or Blackforest Cake, or even a BAKED cheese cake -which is different from a North American cheese cake!) fruit cakes [Honey -sighs].... So this is the time to perhaps think about a couple of recipes to have ready for Sunday afternoon! (A traditional day for visiting) Afternoon 'Coffee' --Having people (friends or family) company for 'Kaffe und Kuchen'.. is traditional . Once again setting the table with a nice table cloth, best dish setting, cups and saucers and a beautiful cake (or two!) Germans love their fruit Torte (flan cake with a layer of fruit) and alway -always make sure there is whipping cream!!!! I suppose the most important -thing is they will want to learn about your culture and City -Country History! -brush up on Your country's History -plan to visit a Museum -be knowledgeable about the exhibits in the miseum or other art artifacts etc. !!
  11. The minions fight any mention of God or Christianity. I'm sure it probably burns them like scalding water to hear these words. Anyone who would make fun of Mrs. Trump's accent or the prayer has outed themselves as what they are. And yes, if it was a muslim prayer to satan, the leftists would defend it to the death.
  12. That's the way it is IL
  13. and onward it goes
  14. Show me one post where I never referenced scripture? You really have got to stop making things up and stop getting so personal.... I have never claimed Im a jew...in fact im celtic through and through....love my heritage..im not Ephraim either and im not Judah. I can not be blamed there are two houses presently Judah and Ephraim, you need to take that up with God. Also I can not be blamed if ephraim decided to accept Christ....you need to take that up with God. However I am ephraims companion in Christ....its called christianity. If you can not deal with Ephraim being christianized...and some how israelites accepting their israelite messiah is replacement theology....Then take it up with God. Thats the latter half of the 70th week...Im asking for the former half....so if you can find me where it states out of the breath of two or three witnesses that the antichrist is going to strengthen a covenant between jews and God....that would be great. Otherwise this is the only proof of any covenant that is made with many that causes the sacrifices to cease in the entirty of scripture by not one, not two but THREE witnesses. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
  15. Wow...extremely impacting. I think what you speak of is martyrdom.... I can't impose that ultimate Christian holy grail of attainment on others either (and for what reason--self, or truly God?). But I feel that no matter how I see it from the outside, that individual saw it as justice to a sinful wrong. If I am not mistaken, Jesus warned to avoid seeking justice in the courts--as it surely will not be found there. I think I can see that to be true. All the more reason to advocate and support, as those needing serving are desperately in need for sure. Thank you so much for your extended thoughts on this, Mark. I would really be interested in listening and and sharing more. Very thought-provoking... ~Tamela
  16. In some ways, there have been worse times in the past than today. In Corinth during the time Paul established a Church there, feminists often protested topless in the streets. In Judaism, women were divorced (put away) for the chintziest of reasons (unlike today): with only the clothes on their backs. Etc. But in some very serious ways, we live in a worse time with regard to lust in all the access we have to it in the privacy of our own homes on TV, computer, or devices... Everything is on the verge or the over exaggerated (skimpy means all but the plumbing showing today, when before it was a little bit of thigh or midriff or cleavage)... And all that the children are exposed to today... Oy, what we all are going to be held accountable for... for commission or omission (tolerating or burying our heads in the sand)... But again... God is not trying to change the world but to save as many as will be saved through it. Ours is but to police ourselves in this regard (if only for our own sakes and the sakes of our spouses)... Be blessed.
  17. And noob, if puns could be your bread and butter, you'd have it made!
  18. All you presented is a singular person in present tense of Christ....we are discussing plural of a group of people in the present tense that you still need to prove that is the rapture, in order to justify the scriptures on Christs coming is linked to Rev 7:14. You are comparing peaches to apples again So while I approciate the effort in supplying the verses....it really was a waste of time, we know christ is coming to gather the elect....that does not prove rev 7:14 is the rapture. Yes the nations are gathered one time...lets say Armageddon battle starts at 10:00, are the nations just going to appear out of thin air at 9:59 for 10:00 Armageddon battle? Gathering is a process, Im not going to go to a cherry field and expect the cherries to appear in my basket....Im going to gather them. Its a process....its called logistics. If the entire nations are going to attack at armageddon....this requires logistics...not every regiment in the world is going to suddenly appear simultaneously out of thin air at armageddon ready for battle at the same exact time. They are going to get there at different times to be ready for 10:00 Armageddon battle. Case in point D-day largest military invasion the world has ever seen Did the United States, Canadians, troops from Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland just decide to suddenly appear at the exact same time on the south shores of Devon, ok chaps lets go to Normandy? No.... This all required logistics to gather these nations for a ONE TIME event, some arrived weeks prior to D-day So because its an historical present verb this somehow nullified my take on the verse? The verb still stays the same in its primary, however only the form changes due to its secondary being time. Its still linear. By the way I happen to agree its an historical present tense. You know why the events in Rev 7:14 are in a historical view? Because John is giving us more details on what he previously observed because the elder told him that he knows why.... the martyrs of seal 5....both these groups in seal 5 and Rev 7:14 are actually the same group...both versions have them present before the thrown, both are under the altar. The words "coming" and "out of" the great tribulation shows it is a continual action in a historical setting of seal 5 "Out of" = from out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. You are having saints coming out of the interior [great tribulation] outwards to the throne of God. In other words these saints are coming out of the depths of the source (great tribulation) during, not after and not before, being extending to its impact on the object (before the thrown of God). Rev 7:14 is not the rapture, its the 5th seal with added details
  19. Jacob was actually traded, just like the Jews traded Jesus. One could say Rachel typifies the Jews. See Jacob worked 7 yrs and got Leah...when Christ come his own recieved him not and instead got the gentiles. Rachel recieved Jacob not and got leah instead. Hence Christ ministry is seven years or a "week" if you wish. Because Christ ministry was spent serving His bride. Even though his ministry is for seven years, “in the midst of the week” he caused “the sacrifice and the oblation to cease” to be acceptable before the Father in Heaven (Daniel 9:27). And then, the latter part of his seven-year ministry for Leah will be fulfilled by his “Two Witnesses” service to his bride. Then their will be a seven day wedding. After that Christ will then proceed to marry his other bride and then work an additonal 7 years for his other bride the Jews Ezekiel 39:9-10 there are going to be seven years of burning weapons during the Millennium. Exactly like Jacob who worked an additonal 7 years after receiving Rachel.
  20. It's going to take change on both legal and spiritual fronts. Pornography is criminal by nature. And it is not protected under the constitution. There is a lot of stuff like this and child porn and prostitution that need to purged from our culture. And it is going to also take a return to biblical values in this nation.
  21. Good topic, brother! In times past, I have addressed the subject with MANY scriptures to back it up. And there are quite a few (and I am certain there are more than I am aware of). But cutting to the chase... It's more about where you select your battles... Let me explain: God is not trying to perfect or improve this world or this life. This life exists between the two eternal destinations to give people the chance to change their destiny from death to life. The Law was given for several reasons: To establish what is good and what is evil To convict humanity of sin To lead humanity to Grace Grace trumps law in several ways: To provide eternal salvation for the individual believer To free the believer up from daily attempts to keep the Law In order to devote more time, focus, and effort on evangelizing the lost Not at all implying this applies to you, JTC, but I have discovered Christian (males especially) tend to get on this topic and hammering believers with the scriptures about looking, lusting, and women's skimpy apparel... after they have had a bout with immorality themselves. Certainly I did. I never actually committed adultery, but I was lustful, joked coarsely, exchanged unholy pats (usually on the thigh) with women who are not my beloved wife. And it contributed to my having to resign from a 30 year career for the appearance of sexual harassment when filed against by a woman I never touched or talked to inappropriately (who I thought I was friends with). She is a Korean national immigrated to this country with a very heavy accent... I was one of the few who tried hard to understand her through the accent when she first came to the office. She was not pretty, masculine, always wore pants and baggy clothing. She could have passed as a guy except for the voice. But one day she decided to "retire" through a sexual harassment claim against the union steward. The head hunters in the company said it would not stand. Then she named the assistant union steward. Same thing. The head hunters said it would not stand. She'd already made the claim she was sexually harassed... all that was needed (as far as the head hunters were concerned) was a fall guy. I was the Goodtime Charlie they hung it on. And my behavior with other female coworkers made my actual innocence indefensible. I lost 30 years seniority over this. But thankfully, by the grace of God and my beloved wife of 36 years I did not lose her. I confessed to her every sordid detail. She warned me over the years and stuck by me over the years to this very day. It has been 10 years since I have been a Goodtime Charlie. And I never will be again. Lesson learned. Very high price. The biggest heartbreak of this is that my beloved faithful wife never did anything to deserve the hard times we've had since. But I know God is her reward and she has a great reward waiting for her in heaven. The following is not beating people over the head with scripture but warning people to prepare for who we are by nature and what we are capable of: Lust is a beast. Blessed men (like myself) can be married to the most precious and sexy and beautiful woman in the world (like my beloved wife), and have his head turned by some skank who hoists her skirt for him to peek. Lust often gains entry to a man's inner workings through surprise (an impulsive female acts or displays inappropriately in an unexpected venue)... what I call the bikini in the boardroom. There are many variation of this and there is no reason to go into detail here. How a man deals with this may result in the difference between losing everything or running to the refuge of the Holy Spirit. And even if he runs to that refuge, people can still trump up a false charge against him. And the ruling consensus of the sheep that humans are... A man accused of anything sexual is guilty until proven innocent... and he can never be proven innocent... (above) Warning! All males take heed! (and below) Women will test men. They will see if they can flirt, seduce, turn their heads as nothing more than an ego trip. Yes women have egos too... "Ego" simply means "me" or "personhood." Most women who seem to love men and who like to act and dress provocatively actually hate men and try to make them suffer by their dress and actions. These women tend to also loathe themselves. Some women will see you with your wife and try to get your attention as some sort of victory over your wife / competition / or simply try to show up your wife and make her ashamed she's married to you. Isn't this fun? The real side of human sexuality, I mean... Ladies, this is not an indictment against females but males also so please don't feel bashed or singled out! And please, ladies, sisters in Christ, feel free to disagree with me if I have misrepresented anything. Note also, I have not said "all women are like this" but there are a lot who are like this. Not all men are like I was, but in both sides of the coin human beings (male and female) have the potential to be these and worse. Can we agree on this? Men tend to be chumps, especially for this sort of thing. It sells cars, shows, magazines, newscasts, fulfills fantasies of being a lady's man, whatever. Most guys fall for the compliments and the laughter at their jokes and the peek-a-boos... or the helpless female routine. Don't get me wrong, folks, even in the days I got yelled at by feminists, I always respected women as the weaker vessel (holding the door and chair etc). And having been in the house wife's shoes for 6 weeks (when my beloved wife tore both hamstrings) I know what all a woman does. Men should try it for a day. It would kill most of us! So in many ways women are much stronger than men. Ever since then, I've wanted to slug some mealy mouthed guy kvetching about women not "doing their fair share" working outside the home... So please, understand, I am speaking from respect and from the practical truth about both genders. I am being real and realistic. The solution is simple: God's way is the only way. The Manufacturer's manual on how the human product works... the Bible. One woman for one man for one lifetime is the best way... and even then there will be troubles (the world we live in). A husband must cherish his wife above all. A wife must love her husband as much as his mom ever did. ... and even then there will be troubles (the world we live in). It would be a perfect world IF (as a spouse is biblically entitled to) we never looked at another woman or we never showed another man skin. etc... But this is not the world we are presently in. Continued...
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  23. Blesesings Thank you,good read but I must say"Heard it many times".....Its a round & round Topic,one that both sides can show their supporting Scriptures for what they have interpreted,we have been here before,lol For you & I ,I don't think it really matters,we will be "Supping" sitting at the Lambs Table, Rejoicing at the FEAST in either case............but for some I do not think THEY will not be present by any surprise vbut it will certainly be a shock for them that believe OSAS or they w4ill simply say"They were not Saved in the first place" I do not believe that is true THe one thing I do not care for is that everyone that does believe the OSAS always has the wrong perception of how they believe the ones that do not believe OSAS are thinking....here is a perfect example from the link y ou provided... Its always misunderstood the very moment we say"OSAS is a dangerous doctrine" ,,,nobody is talking about "works",it is indeed a matter of "the heart".....UNBELIEF "AFTER" having Received Christ & THEN rejecting Him ,refusing the Holy Spirit Who has Indwelled is the blasphemy ,,,it was what my entire reply was describing,the spirit is made ALIVE by Christ Abiding ,Holy Spirit gives us LIFE,the same SPIRIT that raised Jesus from the dead...the SEAL of Redemption,our spirit is bought ,paid for in full to be redeemed when Christ Calls & we have cashed in our physical bodies(did I say that right? I think so,lol)My brain is rushing ahead & I can't keep up typing This is the reason I keep impressing that it is a slow & gradual thing,it is not by "WORKS" but by continuing to do or not do will eventually wax over the heart.....to a state of apostasy,unbelief no more FAITH Have you ever researched the ancient methods of candle making,"waxing",it is interesting to learn the process & then to understand why God used the Word "wax cold".... there are layers & layers & layers of wax that surround the wick until it is encased by what is hard as a cinderblock or granite.......a hardened heart,the reprobate Anyway,here are some interesting points ...I don't know that I would say ALL of their verses are good support but most are,some seem to be taken out of context as do some on the opposite side of the spectrum as well......http://www.bible.ca/cal-P-refutation.htm However,I believe it is a dangerous doctrine for many ,I don't really know HOW they can not be hungry & thirsty or yearning to be closer to our Lord but by continuing to think with a carnal mind I can see that would fall in love with the temporal things that can certainly look appealing?I would say the spirit of pride can bring one down that path.................I would love to be wrong ,I'd love to be wrong about a pre trib rapture as well.....it would suit me fine With love-inChrist,Kwik
  24. many thanks
  25. You may not want the government telling you what you can't watch but that may be the only way out of this mess. And remember this mess has criminal implications. To make porn causes more crime than you may know. It has to be stopped. And it all starts by people talking about. That's why I made this thread. It's like trying to help an addict. You can't help him if you won't say the words, addiction Heroin Cocaine etc. And if we get sexual morality back in into our society we won't have such an overwhelming problem with abortions and orphans.
  26. do it over again young man.
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