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  2. Diaste

    Daniel 11 & 12 historically explained step by step.

    From the top we are treated to an iteration of a portion of Daniel 8, "21 And the rough goat [is] the king of Grecia: and the great horn that [is] between his eyes [is] the first king. 22Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power." Dan 11 " ...the realm of Grecia. 3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. 4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled:" These are parallel and highly important. Dan 11 starts with the Persian kings giving way to Alexander and then to the Diadochi which then are spread out in the cardinal directions. We all know the four Generals formed their realms in these directions and even know who went where: Lysimachus in the north, Cassander in the west, Ptolemy in the south, and Seleucid points east from the Levant. I cannot leave this context during the reading of the rest of the passage. If you can provide evidence why I should then please do so. That being said it's a vital piece of info and this was given to Daniel by an angel of the Lord in ch.8 and then again by the Lord himself in the beginning of the vision in ch 11. When the vision of ch. 8 explains where the beast comes from, the two of us agreeing on the Seleucid empire, why forget that same understanding in ch. 11 when the Lord begins by refreshing our memory? To my mind the identity of the northern king must be gleaned from history. That history tells us it's Lysimachus in Asia Minor. In Dan 11, " and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail: 8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes,", Egypt is identified. This is the southern king. Why would we assume the eastern kingdom is north when we know one of the Generals controlled a northern region? I don't know when the above occurred but with a little looking... No matter. With Egypt identified as the KOTS, history telling us Asia Minor is the residence of Lysimachus, and with the Syrian wars being fought between these two, and knowing Dan 11 leads to Seleucid origins of the beast, why is there not a third king? Forgive the musing... Something changes here, "14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall. 15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people,neither [shall there be any] strength to withstand. 16 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him:" The KOTS has fallen to the KOTN. But then a 'he' comes to do his own will and NONE SHALL STAND. This 'he' comes against the KOTN. See? The KOTN came and did his thing, and then another came against him. The KOTN is right there taking cities from a powerless south and is now in control but an even more powerful one arrives to come against him. The KOTN is the object of verse 16. Or would you say the KOTN comes against himself? It can't be the KOTN coming against the already powerless and defeated KOTS. It's a new player. The Eastern king, from the land which gives rise to the beast. The 'him' from v 40 is the described personage from v 36-39, a direct antecedent to v 40. If this was the KOTN in v 36-39 then the king of the north would fight against himself. It's a mess I know. Probably makes no sense.
  3. I'm not counting on it, but if you go by the last chapter in Jonah God might forgive everyone. Matthew chapter 25 verses 31-46 When the Son of Man comes" in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. he will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. then the righteous will answer him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and got visit you? The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. Then he will say to those on his left, Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.They also will answer, Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? He will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me. Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.
  4. Jayne

    I Lost My Father......

    Thank you, everyone for your prayers. I know everyone has to endure loss, but it's still hard. God bless you all.
  5. patrick jane

    Salvation, Doctrine and Rightly Dividing - MAD

    When the Dispensation of Grace Began http://graceambassadors.com/midacts/the-start-of-the-dispensation-of-the-grace-of-god By Justin Johnson A common accusation against mid-Acts dispensationalists is that we do not know when the dispensation of grace began. This is simply not true[1]. Mid-Acts dispensationalists believe the dispensation of grace began with Paul. Paul was the starting point. Paul was not saved before Acts 9. This is not arbitrary. Paul explains that a dispensation is not an arbitrary period of time, but rather begins with a revelation dispensed from God. “If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery…” – Ephesians 3:2-3 When was this grace first given to Paul? Answer: At his conversion. “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.“ – 1 Timothy 1:12-14 It was at his conversion from blasphemer to minister of the Lord that God bestowed grace to him: “…because of the grace that is given to me of God, That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles” – Rom 15:15 “Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.” – Eph 3:7 The calling of Paul to ministry is recorded as far back as Acts 9:15. “[Paul] is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel” – Acts 9:15 Paul tells his own story of how it all began at least twice in the book of Acts, here before Agrippa: “Whereupon as I went to Damascus [Acts 9]… And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee…” – Acts 26:12-17 Paul’s conversion whereby God gave him grace and apostleship is mentioned more times in Acts and the epistles than the popular Spirit outpouring at Pentecost in Acts 2. Clearly God is calling attention to when he gave Paul grace and called him to minister to all men in Acts 9. The beginning of the dispensation of the grace of God was when an undeserving sinner first received longsuffering and salvation from God freely apart from Israel and the law. “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.” – 1 Tim 1:15-16 The Lord Jesus Christ made Paul a pattern for those who would follow after in the gospel of the grace of God, and in the fellowship of the mystery. We do not worship Paul, we recognize the Biblical emphasis upon the dispensation of God’s grace first given to Paul. This was not in the beginning of Acts at Pentecost, nor at the end, but in the middle when Christ first appeared to Paul. ——————————————— 1 – Often critics are unaware of the differences between the mid-Acts and Acts 28teachings, and lump them together as if there is extreme ambiguity in the mid-Acts position. The Acts 28 position is not mid-Acts dispensational, and should be treated separately. Some Acts 28ers have even preferred the nomenclature post-Acts.
  6. I see you rely on your own reasoning. I rely on the truth of scripture. There are those here who are well studied on the original language of the Bible. I will leave it to them to take on your interpretation as the beginning verses in John were enough to convince me that Jesus was in the beginning, created everything, and God is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in one.
  7. Illegal is illegal. My parents had to go through the legal process when coming from Canada and Europe. It's the duty of the Executive branch to enforce the laws that the Legislative Branch creates.
  8. That verse doesn't apply here because we are not oppressing immigrants. We are barring illegal aliens. The media in the US has erased the distinction between immigrants who are legal residents, and illegal aliens who seek to cross our borders without authorization. The media has done a horrible job explaining the situation at border. We are not separating children from parents in the manner in which the media and the Democrats try to claim. Most of the children are not with their parents, but with human sex traffickers who were told by Democrat lawyers from the US to bring a child with them to increase their chances of entry. The children separated from their parents long before they get to the border. They are exploited and raped and sexually abused on the long trip from Central America to the border We have found the dead bodies of children who died in the fields on the way up to the border. Our policy is to separate children from the adults in order to ascertain which adults are parents and which are criminals. That means we have to get children away from the traffickers and we reunite them with their parents when they get everything sorted out. The children are not kept in cages. They get beds, showers, medical care, lessons in hygiene, fresh clothes, they play video games, watch movies, and play sports. They get three meals and two snacks a day and they even get schooling. Here is a link that also supports this: http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/06/15/photos-inside-shelter-for-illegal-alien-children-separated-from-parents/
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  10. WASHINGTON, April 27, 2018 (BP) — A fourth of self-identified Christians don’t believe fully in the biblical description of God, Pew Research Center said in its latest study. Rather, 25 percent of American Christians believe in what Pew described as “God or another higher power” who is not necessarily all-loving, omniscient and omnipotent as Scripture reveals. “In total, three-quarters of U.S. Christians believe that God possesses all three of these attributes — that the deity is loving, omniscient and omnipotent,” Pew found in the study of about 4,750 Americans released April 25. Eighty percent of Christians told Pew they believe in the biblical God, but not all of them believed in the three godly characteristics Pew identified. Other biblical characteristics of God, such as mercy and grace, were not specified in the study’s questions. Many of those who described themselves as Christians are confused about who God is and what qualifies a person as Christian, Southern Baptist theologian R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in the April 26 edition of his podcast, The Briefing. “Here we are being told that a significant number of those who identify as Christians say that they don’t believe in the God of the Bible,” Mohler said. “Some of them, even if just 1 percent, when we’re talking about the numbers involved here, say that they are Christians, but they don’t believe in any higher power at all. “It means, by the way, that not only are they not Christians, they’re not even theists,” Mohler said of self-described Christians who don’t even believe in a higher power. Most Christians, 93 percent, believe “God or another higher power in the universe” loves all people regardless of their faults, 87 percent believe God is omniscient or all-knowing, and 78 percent believe God is omnipotent or all-powerful. The 75 percent of Christians who said they believe in all three of the identified characteristics of the biblical God was higher than the total found in the greater population, 56 percent of which reported such a belief. In all, 90 percent of Americans believe in a higher power not necessarily described as the biblical God. Pew conducted the study of 4,729 participants in its American Trends Panel Dec. 5-18, 2017, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points. The study group is considered nationally representative. Among other findings: — 91 percent of black Protestants and 87 percent of white evangelicals believe God has all three traits, compared to 62 percent of mainline Protestants and 61 percent of Catholics. — 56 percent of Jews and 53 percent of religiously unaffiliated “nones” told Pew they don’t believe in the biblical God but do believe in a higher power or spiritual force in the universe. –75 percent of American adults, including Christians and the general population, say they try to talk to God, but not all of them consider the conversations the same as prayer. — 39 percent of Americans who said they never or seldom pray said they talk to God just the same. — 3 percent of agnostics say they believe in the biblical God. — In the general population, non-white Democrats — mostly African Americans and Hispanics — more closely resemble Republicans than white Democrats in their perceptions of a biblical God. The survey did not include enough Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus or members of other minority religious groups to permit separate analyses of their beliefs, Pew researchers said. The full study is available at pewforum.org. https://xpian.news/2018/04/30/pew-25-of-surveys-christians-dont-buy-biblical-god/ Goes to show that not all who sez they is one...is one.
  11. Davida

    Thirteen Heresies in THE SHACK

    What I don't get is that you seem to hold that the Bible scripture is optional as a Christian? Do you think Jesus was lying or exaggerating when he warned about hell? Doesn't the belief in universalism make the Gospel somewhat pointless? Where is evidence of the righteous attitude "they (we) are saved yet everyone else will burn in hell? " Where were the posts that stated that "everyone else" will burn in hell?" Personally , I was turned away from the deception of the watered down gospel that is too often preached in many churches & convicted of my sin . I repented & became a born again believer in Jesus as the Son of God and believe literally that He is the Way the Truth and the Life & no one comes to the Father but through JESUS-I believe that the BIBLE is WHAT it says it is - that all of the scripture is God -breathed TRUTH & it IS exactly as it says it is and that there is no other way to be forgiven of our sins and to have eternal life. God is not lax or wishy washy, He does not change His mind. HE gave us the Scripture to show us the Truth and that there is a coming wrath of GOD and Judgment. THere is only one way to be saved from it. God loves us -YES! which is why he provided a way to escape the coming wrath. He sent HIS ONLY SON to pay the price for our sins & who resurrected from the dead to sit on the right hand of Power- for all who will repent and ask Jesus to be their personal Saviour. THis is why we are to spread the Gospel so people hear it and can be saved from the coming wrath & judgment of God which will be the Lord JESUS who is given the authority to judge. 1 Corinthians 15:22-23 - All die through adam. Nobody gets out to that. Therefore it is only right that all are made alive in Christ. But! Not all at the same time. Some will not until after death and will experience a process of reconciliation. That is using failed human reasoning & human logic to try to explain away the opposite of what the scripture actually says. Matt 7:13 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.… Why does the Lord Jesus say that "narrow is the way that leads to life and only few find it"? That doesn't make any sense & contradicts what the Lord stated. Jesus said HE is the only way to the Father- there is not any other way, which implies that some will not chose him. God wants all to be saved and the Bible says He is patient and longsuffering about it giving people time to chose-- but the time will be over at some point it will be too late and they have made their choice to not repent and to reject Jesus as their personal Savior. Again , the Bible says God wants all to come to repentance and accept the free gift of salvation but that requires INDIVIDUAL decision.
  12. Exodus 22:21 "You must not exploit or oppress a foreign resident, for you yourselves were foreigners in the land of Egypt." I agree that the situation is terrible, but I certainly don't agree that the solution lies within the dissolution of our border(s) as many seem to think. The children should be kept with their parents, outside of our border, as the law is the law and one cannot be here through illegal means. However, as I said, I don't support any kind of hateful or malicious edge to this barring. I have always thought that a good home is a happy home. If one has a good and happy home, what is the point in seeking out someplace else? Many Central and South Americans are very hard working and family-oriented people. Many of them would be more welcome here than certain other undesirables already within our borders, ones who do nothing but contribute to chaos and disorder. That is (or at least should be) the point of the legalizing process; to ensure that good people may enter, while barring those who would only cause issue. All the same, as for my idea of a happy home, I believe a solution lies in assisting and encouraging these people to improve their own native soil. They come here seeking a better life, so I would think that they would have no need to come here if their homes were good. This way, we don't have as many people wishing to come here, and they can live peacefully and happily in their own land. Things are a bit more complex than that, unfortunately... Like how that should really fall on the various governmental bodies down south. Much less the situation with Cuba; we really need to resolve that because it's an old wound and it needs to be bandaged. It isn't going to heal itself, which ignoring the problem seems to be the government's priority at the moment. All in all, it's a difficult situation that I really think would be rather more easily solved if everyone went about things differently. As you say, though, these things are likely simply meant to happen. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be; no use fighting it.
  13. Diaste

    Defense of the Pre Trib Rapture

    Before I get to the verse in question it's important to establish that a normal reading of the above passage indicates that it's the return of Jesus and the gathering that is being delayed. "with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him....it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, " Clearly the Lords coming and the gathering only occurs after the rebellion and the revealing of the man of sin. Since this is true then what is being withheld is the coming of Jesus and the gathering, and these two events are stymied by two other events: the rebellion and the revealing of the man of sin. Put together sans parentheticals, "with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him...it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction....And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. " From the top of the passage Paul is setting the record straight about the coming of Jesus and the gathering, telling the Thessalonians they had missed it and they were not in the Day of the Lord. Then he tells them what they can look for to know when that day will come; not before the great defection and the revealing of the beast. Ergo, the coming of our Lord and our gathering to him is being withheld by these two future catastrophic events. The verse in question. only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. This verse looks like it has been not only misunderstood (by me) but mistranslated as well. Behold a new reality: KJV only he who now letteth [will let], Greek monon arti katecho heos Literal Merely just now hold fast until. KJV until he be taken out of the way. Greek heos ginomai ek mesos Literal Greek until to emerge from out of in the midst. ‘Ginomai’ (he be taken) Definition to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being to become, i.e. to come to pass, happen of events to arise, appear in history, come upon the stage of men appearing in public to be made, finished of miracles, to be performed, wrought to become, be made ‘Mesos’ (the way) Definition middle the midst in the midst of, amongst These are the two most important points from the verse in question and they completely change the understanding of 2 Thess 2:7. This is a profound change especially in light of the real meaning of “what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.” In context what withholds is the fulfillment of apostasia and the revealing of the man of sin, that Jesus may be revealed in His time. The context of the passage is the 2nd coming and the fear of the people they missed it. Paul explains they did not miss this and relates what must occur first. Since apostasia and the revealing must happen before Jesus returns, WHAT withholds, not WHO, are the coming events of apostasia, and the revealing of the man of sin, and what they are withholding is the 2nd coming and the gathering of the elect. The fragment, “only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way”, is mistranslated as well as taking no help from the context. 2 Thess 2:3-8 concerns the conditions that must occur before the 2nd coming and the gathering of the elect, allaying the fears of the church. The coming fulfillment of the apostasia and the revealing of the man of sin are in fact withholding the 2nd coming so then only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way, is an oddity jammed into this section of revealed truth. If we adhere to the Greek and continue in the same context as Paul this fragment should read a bit differently, e.g. “Simply endure for now until he rises in the middle.” or, “Merely holdfast for now until he appears to the world from in the midst.” Maybe, “Wait until the coming into being in the middle,” is better. Or perhaps even better might be the idea that the withholding will continue until apostasia is complete and the man of sin is revealed, becoming or coming into being; manifesting to the world from right in between, or the middle, or in the midst of. Since this entire passage is about the delaying of the coming of Jesus, and the gathering of the elect, and why there is a delay, and what causes that delay, it makes sense there should be a mention of when that delay will end and what that will look like. Only after this ‘coming into being in the midst’ “shall that Wicked be revealed,” Paul immediately says, "Then shall that wicked be revealed..." seamlessly continuing the previous thought, "Merely hold on for now until he rises on the world stage in the middle." Presumably the middle of the week. So then the event of the revealing of the beast is what is in view here. This isn't a taking away, it's an arrival. Why this fragment appears as it does in some versions I do not know. The original language and definitions refute what appears. Interesting, huh? Just like mining for gold. Kick over enough rocks and get rich.
  14. Build the wall and prosecute lawyers who are counseling the illegals on how to game the system to get into the US. If they stop trying to enter the country illegally, then the problem takes care of itself. As for today, we let the Law speak for itself.
  15. I never once said we were as God. We are simply made in His image and likeness. Look at you, look at yourself in a mirror and you see an image, alikeness of yourself. Angels are spirit beings and many have appeared to men.
  16. marita

    Who wrote the bible?

    Thank you so much for explaining the word! its very valuable to see the truth.
  17. patrick jane

    Keep a Word - Change a Word

    mob rule
  18. patrick jane

    Sayings and Catch Phrases

    a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  19. Steve_S

    Thirteen Heresies in THE SHACK

    Gus banned from thread for this comment.
  20. theworthyapprentice

    The trinitarian corruption of Collosians 1:16.

    Well the problem is this statement of faith is unfortunately very wrong regarding it's doctrine of God. So as a Christian, it is my duty to correct my Christians brothers and sisters when they are in error. If you have three divine persons with three divine minds and three divine wills who are all three divinely eternal and who all three interact with each other you have by definition three divine gods. The Nicene Creed strangely states that the "Father is Almighty, the Son is Almighty, and the Holy Spirit is Almighty...but this is not three Almighties"...which leads the human brain into a fog. It's no better than saying this is a chair, here is another chair, and that's also a chair, but it's really one chair. It's entirely incoherent and completely contradicts God's character of not being the author of confusion (1 Corithians 14:33). The fact that trinitarians don't understand that Oneness theology recognizes the distinction between the Father and the Son is very concerning but I could understand if a trinitarian had that misconception if they listen to trinitarian pastors. The better interpretation of the Biblical data is that you have one God who is one Person(our heavenly Father), His self expression (His [the Father's] Word-Jesus), and His Wisdom (His [the Father's] Spirit-the Holy Spirit). The Greek word for "Word" is "Logos" which means "[someone's] self-expression or expressed thought." So the proper interpretation is that Jesus is the physical self-expression of the Father. Meaning that he [Jesus] is the physical representation of the Father (Col 1:15; John 14:9; Isa 9:6). All the fullness of Deity [of the Father] dwells within Jesus bodily (Col 2:9). If you were to read Hebrews 1:3 in Greek, what it would literally say is that Jesus is the exact reproduction (Greek word "charactér") of the Father's substance or being (Greek word "hypostasis"). So yes, Jesus is the Father manifest (which means "revealed") in flesh. This is what Oneness theology teaches and it's very simple. It'a also important to know that Jesus did not always exist and did in fact have his beginning in the womb of Mary. Like Scripture says in John 5:26 the Father gave life to Jesus and like Revelation 3:14 says that Jesus is the beginning of the creation of God. Now that doesn't mean Jesus is the literal "beginning" of the creation of God but the correct interpretation would be that Jesus was the first thought of God and all things were made with Jesus in mind-"For in him [Jesus] were all things created..."(Col 1:16). Nevertheless is still says Jesus is a "creation." The fact that the terms "God the Son" and "God the Holy Spirit" never appear in the Bible should be very alarming to trinitarians. Did it ever occur to trinitarians that the Holy Spirit never sends any greetings yet the Father and Jesus do? Did that ever occur to you? Did it ever occur to you that the Holy Spirit is never prayed to? We would expect someone somewhere in the Bible to recognize the Holy Spirit's personhood and pray to "God the Holy Spirit." But we never find that which is what lead the Seventh-day Adventists in one of their meetings to label the Holy Spirit the "shy member" of the trinity. What we find it that the Holy Spirit is simply the Spirit of our heavenly Father. To say that the Holy Spirit is a seperate person would be like saying that Adam's spirit is another person than he is. It's completely absurd. Jesus said that “God is a Spirit” in the context of saying, “the Father seeks true worshipers to worship Him in Spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24).” Since “God is a Spirit” and since the Father alone seeks true worshipers to worship Him in Spirit and in truth, the Father must be that “One Spirit” (Ephesians 4:4-6, “one Spirit … One God and Father above all, through all, and in you all.”) who is to be worshiped. According to John 12:49, God the Father gave Jesus the commands to speak to his disciples (“For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.”- John 12:49) while Acts 1:2 states that Jesus “had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen (Acts 1:2).” Since John 12:49 states that the Father gave Jesus the commands to speak, but Acts 1:2 states that the Holy Spirit gave those commands, the Holy Spirit must be the Spirit of the Father who indwelt Jesus (“the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwells in me, He does the works” – John 14:10), led Jesus (“Jesus was led by the Spirit”- Matthew 4:1), and gave him the commandments to speak (“the word which you hear is not mine, but the Fathers” – John 14:24). Thus, Scripture proves that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father who gave the man Christ Jesus the words and commandments to speak to his disciples.
  21. God is able to be merciful to us sinners because of Jesus sacrifice.
  22. Yowm

    Thirteen Heresies in THE SHACK

    John 5:28-29 NKJV [28] Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice [29] and come forth-those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
  23. theworthyapprentice

    The trinitarian corruption of Collosians 1:16.

    The inference that “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26) refers to the plurality of God is refuted by the subsequent verse, which relates the creation of man to a singular God, “And God created man in His image; in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” (Genesis 1:27). In this verse the Hebrew verb “created” appears in the singular form. If “let us make man” indicates a numerical plurality, it would be followed in the NEXT verse by, “And they created man in their image.” Obviously, the plural form is used in the same way as in the divine appellation ‘Elohim, to indicate the all-inclusiveness of God’s attributes of authority and power, the plurality of majesty. It is customary for one in authority to speak of himself as if he were a plurality. Hence, Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your counsel what we shall do” (2 Samuel 16:20). The context shows that he was seeking advice for himself’ yet he refers to himself as “we” (see also Ezra 4:16-19).
  24. Statement of Faith We believe in God, the almighty creator of heaven and earth. We believe in the triunity of God. We believe that God is eternally One, and also eternally the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit — the three being distinct, but not separate. Each Person of the Godhead coexists from everlasting to everlasting. We believe in the Messiah, Jesus, God’s only begotten son, God come in the flesh. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate. He was crucified, died and buried. On the third day, He rose again. Soon afterward He ascended into heaven. Now He is seated at the right hand of the Father and He will return to judge both the living and the dead and reign for evermore. We believe all mankind are sinful and are therefore subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. We believe that everyone is in need of God’s salvation. Mankind is absolutely unable to fulfill the heavy demands of God’s righteousness, holiness and glory. Therefore, God, in sending His Only Begotten Son, has accomplished redemption for us through the shedding of Jesus’ blood. Because of His Son’s death, God has forgiven us of our sins, reconciled us to Himself, and justified us by making Him our righteousness. We believe that salvation is a gift received by faith alone, in Messiah alone, and is expressed in the individual’s recognition and repentance of sin, and the acceptance of the risen Messiah as Saviour, Lord and God. We believe in the supreme Lordship of Jesus Christ, before whom every knee in heaven and on earth will bow. And that there is no other name under Heaven by which we can approach the holy throne of God. Jesus Christ is the one and only mediator between God and man. We believe that immediately upon death, the soul of the believer is absent from the body, and present with the Lord. We believe in the ongoing work of sanctification by the Holy Spirit after redemption for the purpose of producing life changing fruit — love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control. We believe that the 66 books of the Canon, from Genesis to Revelation are the exhaustive, inerrant and inspired word of God.
  25. In the old testament, and Jesus also said. Matthew chapter 9 verse 13 But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." And Jesus was a sacrifice for sins, but he desires mercy. James chapter 2 verse 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
  26. Jesus said that which is flesh is flesh and that which is spirit is spirit. He also said nothing is impossible for God. He may have made us in His image but we cannot be as God and that is an absolute fact. God is supernatural and we are not. He is no magic man. All things will be made plain in due time
  27. Genesis 1:26. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
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