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  1. I wonder who this one who sees himself as God is? 2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
  2. The two earliest manuscripts for the number of the beast have it as 616 and not 666.
  3. Yes, the Lord is patient, hoping all to come to repentance. But there will come a time when that patience runs out, which is when the true gospel of Christ is preached throughout the world as states the scripture.
  4. I met someone years back who was also initially influenced in a positive way towards faith in Jesus by some televangelists. So yea, I can agree that televangelists can initially serve a positive function. I also was raised in a Catholic household, and recognize that this upbringing taught me the basics. Today, however, I recognize that Catholicism along with many other organized Christian sects are far from what Jesus taught. Ever wonder why the end of the present world order under Satan has not come to an end, when the Lord tells us that once His gospel has been preached throughout the world, the end would come? It is because the true gospel message of Christ is not being preached. Matthew 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.
  5. According to Revelation 9:20, all the plagues seen in Revelation chapters 8 and 9 are attributed to the love mankind has for the works from his hands. In turn these works are referred to as sorceries in Revelation 9:21. If we then take these data and apply them to events occurring today, sorceries would represent technology that provides mankind with all the new modern marvel toys he so loves. 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Revelation
  6. Everything must be taken in context. There are many parts to the body (as Paul testifies), of which disciples are at the top of the food chain. They who hate their current lives in this world, with all its enticements, who would be willing to give up all they have and go follow Christ, is what taking up his cross daily is in reference to. Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
  7. Very good, and I agree with your statement. A little more descriptive, however, is it requires action on the part of the believer, not as a work requirement to be accomplished, but rather, believing in one's heart in mercy, one will then act accordingly. The Samaritan did not believe he needed to accomplish some work by aiding the injured individual; he in his heart believing in love, naturally took action accordingly.
  8. luigi

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    Hell is when the Lord comes like a thief in the night, and removes His Spirit from those who have chosen this world's iniquities. This is when the Lord's people will be greatly illumined, while the unbelieving world will be in gross darkness without the Lord (Isaiah 60:2). Isaiah 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
  9. I think that possibly all televangicals are phonies. They do all seem to crave Mammon.
  10. That's great if you have put your old self aside, and have overcome your old nature. Nevertheless, to be a true believer in Christ has to represent something different than the basic understanding of believing in Christ as God's Son, otherwise they who believed as much in Matthew 7:22 would have been saved. The devils also believe as much, and tremble (James 2:19).
  11. When we say that we believe in a certain person or politician, we are claiming to believe in what that person professes, and, or undertakes. If we claim to believe in Jesus Christ and that He is our Lord; we would then be claiming to believe in what the Lord preached and live a life accordingly. We would love our neighbor, as Jesus taught and lived. If, on the other hand our actions display hating our neighbor, we would then be hypocrites, and be only lying to ourselves as to who our Lord was. In the resurrection there will be many who will have professed Jesus, and supposedly have done many wonderful works in His name, only to be told by the Lord, that He never knew them. (Matthew 7:22-23) For the Lord (the Son of God, who is Love--1 John 4:8 & 16), to tell some that He never knew them, indicates these individuals never knew love, and thus they never loved their neighbor. This is how the scripture which says that all who profess the Lord Jesus with their mouth, and believe God having raised Him from the dead, are saved (Romans 10:9); is realized having to do with a true professing what one believes in their heart, and not feigned words, as those individuals in Matthew 7:22-23. We see another example of someone who truly believes in God/love and they who do not in Luke 10:30-35, where a Samaritan (a heathen who supposedly does not believe in God) shows mercy (loving his neighbor) on the injured man; while the priest and Rabbi (both of whom supposedly believed in God), their actions by not showing compassion to the injured man, shows that they honestly did not believe in love who is God. Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
  12. Hi again brother Oseas Ramos de Siqueira, Sorry to not have gotten back to you sooner, but I was away for a couple of days. I agree with your analysis on 2 Peter that the things that are in the world will ultimately be dissolved. As for the topic on what do we see today, I don't yet see men's hearts failing them for fear realizing earth's environment becoming significantly worse as indicated in Luke 21:25-26. I do, nevertheless, see that weather anomalies are becoming more frequent as well as more severe. And if we follow the news, it appears these type events are picking up speed. We just had melting in Greenland at a level that was not projected to occur until 2070. Let's keep watching brother (Mark 13:37). Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Mark 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
  13. Good morning Oseas Ramos de Siqueira, The curse currently devours the earth, because man in the garden chose to believe the devil over God. What we have today throughout the world is the devil's system. His system, currently running mostly through the use of fossil fuels is causing ever increasing damage to our environment. This damage is depicted in numerous areas of the bible, a few of which I previously mentioned are Isaiah 14 & 24; Zechariah 5; and Revelation 8, 9, and 16.
  14. To much to explain with all you have posted, when people get tripped up with a single simple correlation.
  15. The fallen star with the key to the bottomless pit (Revelation 9:1), is the angel of the bottomless pit (Revelation 9:11). Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
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