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Michael37

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About Michael37

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  1. My point exactly. I have no qualms with the genuine shepherds receiving financial support, just the obsession with large congregations equating to spiritual growth and grand edifices equating to spiritual truth.
  2. Babylon looks at numbers to pay the hirelings, maintain the assets, and fund the extravagances of crowd pleasing performances which promote "another Christ". The gates of hell will not prevail against the ekklesia of Christ which supercedes and survives all other endeavours.
  3. Good message, BB. Thanks for not including empty space between every line, and thanks for finishing an excellent parablistic essay with 13 zeds, or zees as you might call them.
  4. Do they rap? Like we call him Mr. Spock, He aint bovvered by the clock...
  5. Yes, you have to wonder exactly what John saw in parts of the vision God gave him. "I beheld...etc" and he reports that "no man, i.e. no-one, might buy or sell...etc" which suggests a totalitarian regime which controls financial transactions, making laws about how they are to be conducted and having the sovereign power (crowns on horns) to enforce them.
  6. You might want to edit that, Spock man.
  7. Thanks for your reply. The escalation of lawlessness is upon us. God's immutable moral laws are being circumvented. While there are still enough voices and consciences holding ground in acknowledgement and obedience to God's laws, the lawlessness and the Lawless One are restrained, but as these verses show, eventually the tide of sinful humanity, the natural wickedness of mankind as represented in the first beast from the sea, will overcome the saints, and then that Wicked, the Lawless, One, the man of sin will sieze the day... Rev 13:5-10 (5) And there was given unto him(the first beast) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. (6) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. (7) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (8) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (9) If any man have an ear, let him hear. (10) He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
  8. More detail, please. How is anything the body of Christ has done, is doing at the moment, or will do in the future instrumental in restraining the man-of-sin from manifesting his presence and purpose?
  9. So would you surmise the second-beast-man-of-sin-end-times-false-prophet will have some inkling that 1Ki 10:14 which reads "Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold," is prophetic or symbolic of his satanic assignment? The charagma as it is called in the Greek, is also the sum of all the numbers from 1 to 36. This can be "calculated" in the shape of a triangle with 1 at the top and 36 at the base.
  10. Not all commentators agree with that interpretation, as you may be aware.
  11. It helps to draw attention to the teaching that our current earthly less glorious bodies are different from our future more glorious resurrected bodies.
  12. It's 8 days since you made your one post plea, FindingHim. Are you drawn to Jesus Christ or to Churchianity? You will know where to go when you have prayed to receive the Holy Spirit and committed yourself to be a disciple of Christ who studies the Word of God faithfully. Blessings for your journey to adulthood and beyond to eternity.
  13. They tell us eternal judgment is future and final. There is a connection because the difference between good and evil is projected. 1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
  14. I have corresponded with atheists on a number of open forums. Some were exChristians who knew the Bible but had no faith in it and no longer believed in the existence of God. Others were humanists who rejected all religious beliefs and practices. The discussions can get intense and personal with a lot of flaming from hardnosed sceptics and some downright antichrists. There comes a point where any further presentation of testimony and biblical truth becomes casting pearls before swine.
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