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  1. Our finite minds can't comprehend infinity and eternally. God always was and always will be, He had no beginning and will have no end. "Time" was created during the creation along with the laws of the physical universe. It was created for the glory of Christ Jesus and we were placed in it. Almighty God and the spiritual realm is not confined to our physical laws. There is no paradox. Revelation 1:8 (KJV) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Exodus 3:14 (KJV) And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
  2. As I claim? It should go without saying Moses and Elijah were instruments of God Himself and His power. Not of their own power but by Him.
  3. I respectfully disagree. Those with eyes can see all the players and military buildup of the coming Eze 38: - 39: Gog - Magog invasion in Syria. Did that already happen too? The Israeli Defense Force has flown many, many preemptive sorties, striking the outskirts of Damascus for its common defense. Many of Israels enemies and political / military leaders are headquartered in Damascus proper. Not to mention the well known fact that Syria has an abundance of WMD'S in the form of chemical and biological weapons buried all around Damascus. They have shown a willingness to use those weapons on their very own people. Given the opportunity, would they use them on Israel too? I speculate the IDF is going to obtain intelligence that puts Israel in a position; where they have to make a final preemptive strike for their very own survival. Based on the biblical description and suddenness of over night, I can think of only one weapon and one way Israel could accomplish it. And the lasting affects of that weapon(s). Damascus is the oldest continuously occupied city in the world. It has 'never' been completely destroyed and unoccupied in its history. At any rate, I don't believe it will be long before we find out.
  4. I thought I conveyed that with less words?
  5. Does the Bible actually say that? Most of the plagues in Revelation are a mirror image and happened previously causing the Exodus. That's why I personally believe the "Two Witnesses" will be Moses and Elijah, based on what powers God granted them in their ministries while in the flesh. Did the children of Israel suffer any of these plagues, or did God protect them? Notice the plague of boils only affect those with the mark of the Beast. Perhaps one reason as to why Christians are being slaughtered and persecuted is, those plagues may not be affecting those that repented and come to the Lord?
  6. What do you make of what Jesus said in... John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. Taken in combination with. Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. And. Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: It's the age old argument that gets rehashed in every generation. A careful study of all the context [whom was the speaker, whom was he talking to (Jew's, gentiles, pagan's, judaizers, pretend Christians), what was he talking about and when, etc.] and rightly dividing the truth pretty much cleared it up for me. Thought of a different way. When someone approached Jesus and asked for a free gift {to be healed, eyesight, deaf / dumb, etc.] did He ever take that free gift back? It is He whom holds on to us, for if it were us, we could never hold on. So the question posed is; can we lose our Salvation? My Bible belief is, yes, if it were up to us and our power. But Jesus died for us while we were yet sinners, so it's in His power that we are saved, and not of ourselves.
  7. Thus..... All the denominations.
  8. You know, it seems to be happening everywhere these days, including my own little Baptist Church. I don't recall such a great division and lack of respect and courtesy in the church (Christians) growing up as I do today. I believe it's one of the signs of the times; and the Bible calls it apostasy. Satan never misses an opportunity to deceive, plant strife and confusion, or angst between God's children. Unfortunately, I personally don't see anything getting better from here on out, only getting worse.
  9. That's a good idea. I heard or read something awhile back about why the majority of Sunday services are held at their specific times; namely Sunday School at 10:00 A.M. and worship service at 11:00 A.M., or there abouts. Tradition says it had to do with the farmers duties and chores around the farm milking the cows and such. In this day and age, corporate employers might make a pretense in trying to accommodate religious practices; but in reality if you can't conform to their schedules they don't need you. As a side note and somewhat related; in my location (Bible belt), great strides have been made against Blue Laws" or Sunday laws. Bars / liquor stores open and selling liquor and beer on the Sabbath. Anyway, it's my opinion a church serves its people and community both spiritually and physically. A church needs to adapt and change with the times to reach as many people as possible. We shouldn't be idle and wait for them to come to us on our schedule, but adapt to schedules and reach out and invite them in.
  10. I'll spare you scriptural quotes. It's not what you and I think or wish; it's what our Creator and Lord says about our eternal destination rejecting His free gift. God's word is crystal clear about the only "two" places our eternal souls will reside, and for how long. The question was addressed and answered. Detailed descriptions are given for each, Heaven or Hell followed by the Lake of Fire. Unless forgiven and covered by the blood of Christ; an eternal God requires eternal punishment for an eternal decision of rejection and rebellion. There's no such thing as Purgatory, paying a priest big bucks to get you prayed out faster; likewise commuted sentences. At you last breath, your last heartbeat; your fate, as well as our loved ones, are sealed in concrete for all eternity. Free will choices both in life and death have consequences whether we want to believe it or not. I choose not to be self-deceived.
  11. Based on the historic information I've read, it appears to me the Freemasons are an off shoot of the Knights Templar. There are many secret societies in America and globally that are mystical, Skull and Bones comes immediately to mind. The only thing I can say about them with certainty is; they are not Christ centered.
  12. You're absolutely correct. You're very close to the path I was heading pertaining to the traditional Jewish wedding customs; comparing those mirror image customs and acts to what we're are told about the Rapture and watching for it. That was in addition to what you mentioned. I wasn't going to mention anything about fermented wine or go there. 1 Timothy 5:23 (KJV) Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. The above verse sounds like something a doctor might prescribe, such as Luke. It's evident sanitation was poor back then and water contamination was prevalent. Stomachaches, disease and illnesses were brought about by poor cooking methods and contaminated water. Just like today, a little wine would sooth and help the symptoms. But in this modern day and age; I use "Tums" for the tummy
  13. I guess you're right. I'm taking Jesus' parables and biblical symbology as lessons of deeper meanings to be searched out. The Bible is full of simple stories. Nothing to discover here folks, sorry.
  14. Howdy Folks, I'd like to know your thoughts about Jesus' very first recorded miracle at the start of His ministry; of turning water into wine. And of where he was physically at, for what reason and purpose, and what He was doing. I have my own thoughts, and I believe the "law of first mention" has a lot of significance and import with this first public miracle of His ministry; and the sequence of prophetic events yet to come to pass. You may already know where I'm heading with this?
  15. It's a very long story, and one could make the argument America was founded by the Freemasons; just by the number of known Freemasons whom signed the Declaration of Independence. Then shortly thereafter became a Christian nation. There's famous paintings of G.W. in his Freemason garb. It's a secret occult society steeped in mysticism and symbolism that only the 33rd degree Masons know what their all about. The best facts we can glean from the organization is from those 32nd degree Masons whom left the Masons because they had a change of heart [Larry Bates comes to mind]. There's too much Masonic symbolism to cover on the dollar bill pyramid, books have been written on it. To be brief; the Mason's designed the dollar bill, the Capitol Building [and the mystic corner stone] and its symbolic majestic dome, and what that dome represents. They designed the street layout of Washington D.C. (look at a picture of the layout from the air), a pentagram with a missing leg (symbolic), they designed the phallus Washington Monument who's measurements should at least raise questions for Christians who know biblical mathematics. Visit a Masonic lodge building or Scottish-rite building and try to decipher the symbolism. I understand they have some bizarre rituals as progressed up the ranks. They want to be known for 'good works' via Shriner's Hospitals and fund raisers, etc. The phrases "hidden in plain sight" and "if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck" comes to mind. Freemasons can be traced back centuries and by other names. A lot of time, design, planning, money and energy has gone into their agenda, goals and mission. The one thing I can positively state about that mystic organization is; it's not for the praise, honor and glory for the One True Living God I serve.
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