Ezra

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  1. Yet you did not say a word about how Christ dealt with the sin debt on the Cross. How come? "To bring salvation to all people" is generic. And this proves my point. Christians are to be grounded in the fundamentals of the Gospel ( which you missed entirely) and how Christ actually took away the sin of the world as the Lamb of God, and what it means to the believer. The specifics pertain to remission of sins, redemption by God's grace, regeneration, justification, sanctification, the gift of eternal life, the gift of the Holy Spirit, the standing and state of the believer in Christ, the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, etc.
  2. Hi Cletus, When you examine the descriptions of the Day of the Lord in the OT, they correspond to the events during the Great Tribulation, which also correspond to the events in the 6th and 7th seal judgments. All these Scriptures tie together. JOEL 2:1,2,10 (One of many descriptions) Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: MATTHEW 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: REVELATION 6:12-14 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
  3. Marilyn, Do you feed babies milk or steaks? For sinners SALVATION is indeed the good news. For mature Christians there is much more, but if you substitute meat for milk when it is inappropriate, you are irresponsible.
  4. Why are you trying to protect Hillary and dismiss Wikileaks? Do you really want to see those Wikileaks documents? There is no parody here. Those documents absolutely showed the reporters who were on Hillary's payroll, and trying to claim that they were forged or fudged won't cut it. And the whole world knows how the media were rigging the debates in Hillary's favor, feeding her with unauthorized information, etc. Wasserman-Schulz and Donna Brazile were exposed, and had to step down from their respective positions. So kindly do some serious research about this matter.
  5. Well, then Marilyn, you should get back to basics (1 Cor 15:1-4). 1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: No one gets saved by end time discussions. So kindly list for us everything that was accomplished on the Cross and in Christ's resurrection.
  6. Actually this list of reporters was exposed by Wikileaks last year through ACTUAL DOCUMENTS from within the Clinton Campaign. So this is not a "made up story" and you can go to Wikileaks' website and check it out for yourself.
  7. It is one thing to mention the Second Coming in passing (as above) and another thing to get into the details. What I am saying is the first priority of Christians is to have a solid grasp of GOSPEL TRUTH and then transmit it to new believers. Today, the full and true Gospel is hardly being preached, therefore Gospel truth is also falling by the wayside. As a result false doctrines are becoming more prevalent.
  8. Frankly, I could not answer this question, and only God knows.
  9. Stephen's dream was to tell the Jews the truth about themselves, which he did very effectively. The end result was his martyrdom. But before his death he literally had a vision of Christ standing at the right hand of God! While many Christians are being martyred today, many others are not. Therefore (as led by God) they can dream to spread the Gospel, edify Christians, plant churches, and also bring help and healing to their less fortunate brothers and sisters. Every missionary who has gone out first had a "dream" or a vision of what God wanted him to accomplish. And Joseph the son of Jacob had several dreams about what God wanted him to accomplish, and he accomplished them. IOW, dreams and visions are perfectly legitimate when they line up with God's plans for the Church and for the world.
  10. Because the focus of the Gospel message is to "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved". Those who are saved are born again -- babes in Christ. They are to be given "the milk" of God's Word -- Gospel truth. The meat is for mature Christians. There are far too many Christians who have never been properly discipled, or taught the foundational truths of the Gospel. They do not even know their position in Christ. They do not even understand what Christ accomplished in His death, burial, and resurrection. Therefore it would be highly irresponsible to start with the Second Coming of Christ, when they are not even clear about the First Coming and what it means.
  11. Here's what you said: "My thoughts on the hidden lie of God`s Plan for our lives. It is taught the God has an (earthly) destiny for each of us, `dream your dream`..." Now that is definitely not a hidden lie, since our earthly destiny must reflect the earthly ministry of Christ. And there is nothing wrong with dreaming your dreams, provided they are in line with the teachings of the Bible.
  12. No I did not miss this, but what you should have done is to connect that with the destiny and purpose for Christians, instead of calling it "a hidden lie".
  13. That may be true, but the Second Coming of Christ is to be taught after laying down a solid foundation. Because that has not happened we have all kinds of half-baked ideas being promoted. Well, if it were not possible that the Gospel would be preached in all the world and to every creature, then Christ would not have said what He did (Mt 24:14): And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
  14. While Christ was on earth, He limited His ministry to Israel, and on a few occasions he went outside the borders of Israel. However, after Pentecost, the apostles went from Jerusalem, to Judea and Samaria, and then to the uttermost part of the earth with the Gospel. While the apostles were on earth they also performed many miracles. So the fact that Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire, and churches were established in all the cities of the provinces, and beyond, was "the greater works" done through the apostles by the Holy Spirit.
  15. This is the bottom line. Unless the Palestinians sincerely renounce terrorism and their continuous attacks against Israel, there can be no two-state solution. However, if they chose peaceful coexistence, I believe Israel would go along with that, since they have been at war ever since inception. But given what we know from Bible prophecy, there will be no solution until the Second Coming of Christ, when all Israel's enemies will be destroyed.