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  1. I agree with @enoob57 in that the word of God says "evening and morning, day __". The introduction of "varying times" idea adds to the word of God implying it doesn't really mean evening and morning day __. Therefore, doesn't that dilute the word of God and it's entire message of sacrifice and redemption? If the first event doesn't mean what it says, then why should anyone believe anything else from it? This is the plain issue with evilution (my spelling) which Darwin admitted he did to get back at God for the death of Darwin's child. That fact seems to be lost on the scientific community. The foundation of a lie cannot lead to truth. "Yea hath God said..."
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    Creation

    While reading your comment, this verse came to mind: Isaiah 44:20 He feeds on ashes; a deluded heart has led him astray, and he cannot deliver himself or say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”
  3. The first thing the author does is shoot himself in the foot. Rather than start with facts, he peppers his entire article with disparaging remarks and hyperbole attacking the person instead of presenting counter facts. The "facts" he does present are also filled with misinformation by providing only half a definition instead of letting the dictionary entry to stand on its own. That is just a twisted dishonest debate. Therefore, anything he said must be investigated fully unless you just want to follow along blindly and remain ignorant. By using the word of God, Paul defines what he meant in verse 2 Thess 2:5 reminding them of 1 Thess which every chapter deals with the return of Christ. Paul even reiterates what he means in verses 2 Thess 2:6-8 setting the parameters summaries in verse 3. Finally, it was the Catholics that changed it from "departing" to "falling away" due to the Protestant Revolt. The KJV kept up rather than return to the original means found in the first seven English translations which state "depart" or "departing." Since a single event like the rapture would indeed be a sign to those left behind would indeed be a sign, and fulfill the reason for a definite article before "departing." Ask yourself, if you removed harpazo and apostasia and were asked to fill in the blank, could you be objective in filling it out using just the context alone? Most people can't because of Pro 22:6 and date setters with people becoming fatigued with anything about the second coming fulfilling 2 Peter 3:4.
  4. Paul was writing to the Thessalonians to convey that they were NOT in the tribulation and that before it can happen, the lawless man will come, and before that the departure. It's really quite simple especially when it's reinforced in verses 5-8. Furthermore, verse 5 reminds them of 1 Thess 4:17. The whole meaning of apostasy was created by the Catholic church after the Protestant Reformation and carried into the KJV. All seven English translations before then use "depart" or "departing" and since Paul uses the article proceeding depart, it's a singular event. Again, simple if taken in context.
  5. Abdicate

    Creation

    It wouldn't have mattered. The way I look at it, even if I were the smartest person on the planet, if I reject God's work, I'm still a fool.
  6. Abdicate

    Creation

    I appreciate that. I really do. Thanks.
  7. Abdicate

    Creation

    And DO NOT confuse or conflate adaptation with macro evolution!
  8. Abdicate

    Creation

    True. But I don't trust anything that supports evilution. Yes, I spelled it my way. Do you really think by me saying "all mutations are bad" is going to change anyone's mind? Just because I detest evilution won't change anyone's mind either way. My problem with evilution is that it's contrary to the word of God across the board, slaps in the face the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins, and lastly, it's pure arrogance of men who believe in it over the word of God. People pick and choose to post data for and against it, but in the end, I don't care one iota if a mutation is beneficial or not, it doesn't support evilution no matter the outcome. That's my point. The fact I don't believe in it already labels me as an ignorant red-neck. What they don't understand is that they should look in the mirror. God says that their fools wise in their own conceit. So, why not live up to their expectations of me. Most people are too ignorant of science to counter them, and they use words and phrases that mean nothing at all so as to be smug about something that doesn't exist. And they think I'm dumb. It takes more faith to believe in evilution than in creation. There is no proof of evilution at all. It's sole purpose to disprove God so they can live in blissful ignorance in their sins. Finally, they give an exemption to evilution of the Scientific Method. Hypocrites through and through. And shame on any Christian who believes in it. They show double ignorance, first of the word of God and second, of real science.
  9. Abdicate

    Creation

    meh - evolution is evilution and a complete fabrication. Period.
  10. To amplify, here is an excerpt from my free book: We’ve already discussed the first part of verse 26, but I want to bring to you attention the importance of the second part: “…and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary…” Because Titus was the one in charge when the temple was destroyed, many equate this with him being the “prince” and thereby the “people” being Romans. The truth of the matter is the “prince” is the antichrist, not Titus. Therefore, where will the antichrist come from? First, Josephus states that Titus had no desire of destroying neither the city nor the temple.62 Hearing that the temple was on fire, he ran to the site with his commanders running behind him, and after them legions of Roman soldiers.63 It almost reads comical! Titus gesturing and yelling for the men to put out the flames, the soldiers completely ignored him and “neither any persuasions nor any threatenings could restrain their violence, but each one's own passion”63 Roman soldiers were renowned for their stiff obedience, yet these were blatantly disobedience. Why? Tacitus states that Titus went to Judea and found three legions there, left by Vespasian. “To these he added the 12th from Syria, and some men belonging to the 18th and 3rd, whom he had withdrawn from Alexandria. This force was accompanied by … a strong contingent of Arabs, who hated the Jews...”64 As you can see, the real soldiers, who were uncontrollable, even to the point of beatings, were Arabs. Every word in the Scriptures is important. In these verses, we see the Holy Spirit use the word “prince” and the historian Tacitus uses the word “Prince”. They do not mean the same person and I believe that is why today, so many pastors and authors use Rome as the seat of power for the antichrist. I remember when the European Union grew to ten nations and everyone started with “this is it, Jesus is coming!” The word “prince” used by the Holy Spirit was referring to the antichrist; Tacitus used it to refer to Titus. Scripture says that “he”, the “prince”, will confirm a covenant for one week. From this, we understand that the antichrist will sign a treaty with Israel for seven years. This is important because in order to understand the prophecies about the antichrist and the end times, you must know from where the antichrist comes from. Scriptures speak of “the Assyrian”: Micah 5:5-6 “And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.” Isaiah 10:24-25 “Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.” The three verses prior in Micah speak of the prophecy of the Messiah’s birth in Bethlehem. As you can see, it is the Messiah Who will fight the Assyrian and lay waste the land of Nimrod also. Since Jesus didn’t do this during His first visit, we know this will occur in the last days. The land of Nimrod was in Babylon, Iraq. The original land of Assyria was from Babylon, to southern Azerbaijan, to eastern Turkey. Today, the indigenous people called the Kurds call this land Kurdistan. When the antichrist comes to power, it may be that the three nations that are overcome by him will become the Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38 and 39. Daniel 7:20 “And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.” Isaiah 34 and 63 speaks of how the Messiah will take vengeance on Edom and Bozrah, the ancient capital of Edom. Today, Edom is Jordan. Ezekiel 25 speaks how the Messiah will destroy Ammon and Moab, which are also part of Jordan. Joel 3 speaks how the Messiah will deal with Zidon and Tyre, which is Lebanon today, and the coast of Palestine, which is Gaza today. Balaam, the cursing prophet, spoke on this wise in Numbers 24:14 “…come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this people (the Hebrews) shall do to thy people (The Midianites) in the latter days.” Midian is hard to point out, but it is outside of Egypt so it is my opinion that it’s the extreme western part of Arabia and southern Jordan along the eastern shore of the Sea of Aqaba (See Figure 3). Ezekiel 30 shows that Egypt, Libya, and Ethiopia will also be destroyed. These verses in Ezekiel have a dual message – past and yet future. Now if the antichrist and the false prophet were to come from Rome, why would the Messiah devastate all the kingdoms and nations mentioned above, including all those of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar when He returns? In almost every Old Testament book, any nation marked for destruction is currently Islamic. Up until September 11, 2001, Islam was not well known to the West and sadly, most Christians are completely ignorant to their beliefs. This lack of knowledge is a direct result of why pastors 400 years ago, and still today, believed the false prophet is the Pope, and the antichrist is to be a European. A key to understanding if we are indeed in the end times is the unlocking of the book of Daniel when you read it with the eye on Islam. Christians, not patient enough in years past, have been led astray with this Roman false teaching of the end times, a tactic of the devil to deceive and misdirect the followers of Jesus Christ. Now that the West is at war with Islam – though they do not yet know this – the books have been unsealed for us to understand the truth. Revelation 17:1-2 “… the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” The waters are many people and nations. What nation hasn’t adjusted their convictions for oil? In May 1908, a British investor67 succeeded in drilling for oil in Iran, and so the great whore was born. Engineers from the United States, commissioned to drill for water, ended up creating Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, because everywhere they drilled, they got oil. Dhahran was born to support the vast number of American employees and they created the American Oil Company (Aramco).68 The Middle East is not the place just for oil, but gold, precious stones, and the only place to still get natural pearls (Bahrain). https://www.abdicate.net/book.aspx
  11. Actually it was the Syrian conscripts, not the Romans. Ah, nope. The "empire to come" was Islam. They ruled Israel for over 800 years, far more than any other occupier. The last king will come from Islam.
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    Creation

    Mutate are destructive, never beneficial. Furthermore, don't confuse adaptation for macro evolution (fish to man), it's not possible, and it doesn't exist. It's not repeatable and it is not observable - two rules for the scientific method they (believers in evolution) neglect to follow. My question is, if it existed, then why did it stop? Where are millions of transitional states? I can watch a caterpillar transition into a butterfly, so why not a fish to a man? It's because it's not possible. Finally, evolution doesn't permit a real Adam or a real Eve. Without them, there's no original sin. No original sin, not need of Jesus, and we're sinless. So, do you believe the word of God or man's theories? It's that simple really.
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    What kind of Bible(s) do you have?

    I have most of them. I use TheWord.net which has a lot of them. I especially like the program because of the integration with the Hebrew and Greek lexicons and all the other commentaries (which I actually never read) and translations galore. All for free.
  14. Abdicate

    Christ in the Old Testament

    Every point of the word of God, Hebrew or Greek scriptures, speak of Jesus, through and through.
  15. Time for some real truth. Some of the oldest English versions state "depart". 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Geneva) Let no man deceiue you by any meanes: for that day shall not come, except there come a departing first, and that that man of sinne be disclosed, euen the sonne of perdition, 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Coverdale) Let noman disceaue you by eny meanes. For the LORDE commeth not, excepte the departynge come first, and that that Man of synne be opened, euen the sonne of perdicion, 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Tyndale) Let no ma deceave you by eny meanes for the lorde commeth not excepte ther come a departynge fyrst and that that synfnll man be opened ye sonne of perdicion 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (WEB) Let no one deceive you in any way. For it will not be, unless the departure comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction, From Wyclifee bible (1384), Tyndale, Coverdale, Crammer, Breeches, Beeza, through to the Geneva bible (1608) all said "departing first" and it wasn't used as "falling away" until after the PROTESTANT REFORMATION! It was the Catholics that took Jerome's Latin Vulgate and translated it into Rheims Bible which broke from "departing" to "protestant revolt" to mean "departing from the faith" i.e. Catholicism! Moreover, remember why Paul was writing this. The Thessalonians were lied to and they thought they were in the tribulation. Paul was setting the record straight that they were not because the man of sin (Antichrist) won't be revealed until the departure, the harpazo (rapture) he wrote of in 1 Thess 4:17 and to comfort one another with this good news! Without harpazo, what's the comforting words? Furthermore, what "sign" would abandoning the faith be? We're so far from the truth in America that we've been killing babies since 1973! "Falling away" from the truth is the norm for over 100 years! That's not a sign. Even in Paul's day he was amazed how quickly the Galatians were removed from the truth. Paul wrote to them to encourage them to wait patiently for the Lord. They were being persecuted and if you're persecuted (and real) you're not going to depart from the faith. The definite article before is ho as in "the departure" a singular event. As I've shown, abandoning the faith is a norm and gradual over time such as the norm over the last almost two millennia. Additionally, one must use the word in context. Paul is reassuring them they are not in the tribulation, and gives them signs. Just because the only other time the word is used accusing Paul of making Jews leave the faith doesn't mean it's the same meaning in 2 Thess. Think "Apple" which can mean, fruit, a specific computer, "Apple of one's eye", Adam's apple. The same applies to Greek words and even more so in Hebrew. Liddel, Scott, and Jones Lexicon states: ἀπο-στᾰσία , ἡ , late form for ἀπόστασις, defection, revolt, v.l. in D.H. 7.1 , J. Vit. 10 , Plu. Galb. 1 ; esp. in religious sense, rebellion against God, apostasy, LXX Jo. 22.22 , 2 Ep.Th. 2.3 . 2. departure, disappearance, Olymp. in Mete. 320.2 . 3. distinguishing, c. gen., Elias in Cat. 119.7 . 4. distance, Archim. Aren. 1.5 . Lampe's Patristic Greek Lexicon states: 1. Revolt 2. Defection 3. Apostasy from paganism, Judaism, Christianity, etc. 4. Divorce 5. Departure 6. Standing aloof Since it means "disappearance" or "departure" as what Paul referred to his harpazo! The Rapture!! Since "departure" or "disappearance" is found before (Liddle & Scott) and after (Lampe's Patristic Greek) the writing of the New Testament, the word applies to spacial separation. Context: Paul started chapter 2 about our gathering together: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a departure first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; A physical departure! Paul is giving them his words from 1 Thess 4:17. The post context is found in these verses: 2 Thessalonians 2:5-8 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? [In 1 Thess 4:17!!] And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The Holy Spirit and the Bride restrains evil. When He is removed we go with Him as He is the down payment of our salvation, Eph 1:13-14. Only God can restrain the devil's man, the Antichrist. Next, aphistemi is the verb form of the noun apostesia, and four times is translated as spiritual departure, but 11 times are a physical departure. Toma ya!
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