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About Michael37

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  1. Michael37

    satan's sin

    Nothing posted here or anywhere on the internet, nothing in the Bible or in any other book validates the theory of pre-existent souls or spirits, or pre-existent glorified spiritual bodies. Just because God foreknew something or someone and predestined something or someone doesn't mean that thing or person existed in another dimension beforehand. In His infinite wisdom God decided Jacob was a better choice than Esau for His long-term plan of salvation through Christ. In context it has nothing to do with the human emotion of hate and nothing to do with the notion of pre-existent states.
  2. Michael37

    satan's sin

    God doesn't interfere. There are actually four covariant discernible aspects to our temporal existence as follows: Divine Foreknowledge Divine Predestination Human Volition (aka Freewill) Divine Intervention Obviously we are predestined as to our human form, having no choice as to the features that nature deals us as descendents of Adam and Eve, and not with pre-existent souls or spirits as some devotees of Babylonish fables like to think. God foreknows every aspect of us as mentioned, including how we react or respond to everything, which we have an element of choice and control in. God can and does intervene according to His Plan and Purpose for His Creation, as He did with Saul, later Paul, on the road to Damascus. Predestination and Freewill are not mutually exclusive but are interactive elements in much the same way that space and time interact and compliment each other.
  3. Michael37

    666 revealed

    Think about it.
  4. Michael37

    New member!

    You have a truly oxymoronic point of view, AA. God has revealed Himself in His Creation and in His Word. All other contenders are false. You would do well to avoid the corruptions, deceptions, and exploitations that attend pseudo-deities and their devotees.
  5. Michael37

    satan's sin

    The point of the name brimstone for sulphur is that it is a burning stone: Seee Wkpd Sulfur burns with a blue flame with formation of sulfur dioxide, which has a suffocating and irritating odor.
  6. Michael37

    satan's sin

    brimstone [ˈbrɪmst(ə)n, ˈbrɪmstəʊn] NOUN archaic sulphur. a bright yellow butterfly or moth. ORIGIN late Old English brynstān, probably from bryne ‘burning’ + stān ‘stone’.
  7. Michael37

    666 revealed

    666 + 37 = 703, (6+6+6) x 37 = 666, 630 + 036 = 666 = the basis and apex of human vanity.
  8. God saw that all His Creation was good. Death is God's enemy so not part of Creation pre-fall. The first animal to die was the one God killed to provide coverings for Adam and Eve. Gen 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
  9. Michael37

    satan's sin

    God's foreknowledge doesn't mean pre-existence.
  10. Michael37


    The TOTKOGAE was in the Garden of Eden, that is the Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good And Evil. Gen 2:9 (9) And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. In the above verse the wording is general, referring only to "knowledge of good and evil", but in the verse below the wording is specific, referring to "the knowledge of good and evil". Gen 2:16-17 (16) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: (17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die. We have the phrase "ignorance is bliss" and it was bliss for Adam and Eve before they gained knowledge of good and evil. We are not told the extent of the knowledge of good and evil that they gained from eating of the TOTKOGAE, but we can be sure it was experiential. They knew they were guilty of disobeying God and were ashamed now that they had lost their covering of innocence and the countdown was on for their bodies to age and die. A FAQ is "Why was the TOTKOGAE in the Garden of Eden where it was accessible to Adam and Eve?" I believe its inclusion was integral to God's relationship with Adam and Eve, and by implication with His Creation. Good and evil were of course known to God but since He had previously declared all aspects of His Creation as good this was the only experience He desired for all things to have. Satan of course had other plans. From the beginning of Creation Satan's evil desires meant God was confronted with opposition, and meant His Creation was exposed to the possibility of experiencing the conflict that opposition to Him always brings. I believe the Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good And Evil refers us to the Omniscience of God and introduces us to His provision to deal with all that opposes Him in order to ensure the victory of good over evil. John 8:44 (44) You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
  11. Michael37

    Are You Lonely Too?

    Some people are more gregarious than others. They tend to belong to clubs and be involved in group activities. Living alone can be a challenge for those who have a constant need for companionship. On the other hand there are those who enjoy their own company and thrive on solitude. I went through some very lonely times before I met my wife as did she which made for a good rapport between us when we compared notes. Currently I enjoy quality friendships within a small fellowship in contrast to the past larger fellowships where the friendships turned out to be shallow and less durable. I do sympathise with lonely people and over 30 plus years in Property Maintenance and ministering in rest homes have encountered many of them.
  12. Michael37

    satan's sin

    The three earth age and associated doctrines you present in this thread are false. Obviously false to me, and others who have examined them over the years. The late Arnold Murray of Shepherd's Chapel was known for promoting many errors as are the Mormons who also teach the pre-existence of souls.
  13. Evolutionism and the attempt to reconcile it with the Bible is what is known as Theistic Evolution, which maintains God designed the environment and primordial microbes to evolve into all forms of life over millions of years of mutations and death, resulting eventually in the creation of humankind. The Bible shows that there was no death prior to the disobedience of Adam, so Theistic Evolution is incompatible with the Bible.
  14. Michael37

    satan's sin

    Best to believe God's Word rather than the fanciful false doctrines of those led astray into error and heresy such as that which you espouse here, n2thelight. 1Co 15:46 (46) Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.