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  1. OneLight

    Angels On Their Assignment

    I know the scripture but I did not read the Commentary. I believe the final 7 vials will happen in our time, assuming we live for the next 10 years or so. I say this due to the parable of the fig tree found in Matthew 24:32-35 Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. I see the fig tree as Israel at the time of its rebirth in 1948. If a generation is 80 years, the timing of His return should be around 2028, depending on how long a generation is meant to be in this passage. Some would say that the fig tree did not begin to blossom until 1967 when Israel took Jerusalem back. That would make it 2047 instead of 2028, but still reachable to most who are on this board, and if I lived to be 93, that could include me.
  2. OneLight

    Angels On Their Assignment

    Are you asking through the lens of the timing of the rapture or are you asking if this can happen in the next seven years?
  3. OneLight

    John Mark & Paul - Sharp Contention

    First, this is found in Acts 15:37-40, and the reason why is stated in verse 38 - John called Mark left them and returned to Jerusalem instead of continuing in the work they had to do. I cannot find why Mark decided to leave them and return to Jerusalem, but it did not set well with Saul, as we read in the verses you selected. Acts 15:38 But Paul insisted that they should not take with them the one who had departed from them in Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work. Acts 13:13 Now when Paul and his party set sail from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia; and John, departing from them, returned to Jerusalem.
  4. I believe any revival will be individualized, starting with certain people and move out through them. I don't see this as a national revival. Judgment is also individualized, though it will seem like the nation as a whole is being judged it will be the people, not a country. A nation is a gathering of people. Without people, there is no nation.
  5. OneLight

    Why perfectionism is deadly

    I usually find those who claim to be able to live a sinless life are still babes in Christ and have not walked long enough in Him, still full of the zeal of first being forgiven. The weight of their past life has been lifted from their shoulders and they feel like they can conquer the world. Compared to how they use to feel, yes, they are now free from their old sin, but that does not mean they will never sin again. There are many scriptures about being perfect, none of them claim we are prefect in the flesh. Let's take a closer look at some of them. Those who believe they can be perfect usually quote Matthew 5:48 "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." Looking at this verse alone, one could theorize Jesus is commanding us to be perfect as our Father is perfect, yet, even Jesus would seem to contradict Himself when comparing the above verse with what He said in Luke 13:32 "Go, tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.’". Why would Jesus claim to be made perfect only after His resurrection? Even when Jesus prayed for us to be one as He is one with the Father, Jesus said "may be", not "will be". John 17:23 "I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me." We see all through the Paul's writings something different, as it being a goal to reach for? Let's look at Galatians 3:3 "Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?" We are not made perfect by our works int he flesh, nor can we. Paul ends his letter to the Philippians in this way: Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. We live this life in the tent of our flesh with it's desires, desires we fight against daily as our flesh is sinful. Not until we are with Him will we be made perfect.
  6. OneLight

    insanity is here

    Interesting argument. Seems to me that out of the millions of sperms that could of fertilized the egg, Raphael won the race, meaning he tried the hardest to be the one born. He could of lost, if he didn't want to fertilize the egg, but he chose not to loose, so the choice must of been his in the first place.
  7. I don't really like "What If" questions, but abortion breaks my heart, so why not say something. I believe one of His first words would be "You shall not murder." (Exodus 20:13). Then He may remind them of how they used to pass their children through fire and how it was an abomination, as when the Sepharvites burned their children to their false gods (2 Kings 17:31) and how King Ahaz worshiped Baals by burning his children in fire (2 Chronicles 28:1-4). This, to me, would be where He may start.
  8. OneLight

    Charity - Widows & Orphans

    Do you personally know of any widows or orphans in your area that could use your assistance? I ask because one of the commandments Jesus gave us is to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and someone in your area can be seen as a neighbor. Not only would you be helping someone in need, but personally becoming part of His work instead of just giving money to someone else to do the work for you. If the above is not doable for you, there are millions of organizations to choose from. I don't know who is held to higher accountabilities, but I am sure some research would point you in the right direction.
  9. OneLight

    Birthday Money

    They could very well see that $20 doesn't do much these days and feel a bit guilty for such an amount, believing you are worth much more than that, so they are trying to justify why they had to settle with the $20 amount. You can look at it this way, or you can just tell them that you are really don't want gifts and just their presence at your little party is more than enough.
  10. OneLight

    sin is nonsense

    I realize this, but was interested in what noblenuts response would be.
  11. OneLight

    sin is nonsense

    What if you did sin? Not intentionally, as if planned out in advance, but when your flesh sins when your guard is down. What then? Are you a complete failure since you sinned?
  12. OneLight

    sin is nonsense

    Since you agree with Corinthians 2:6-16, you must also agree that our flesh is not the same as our spirit. In our flesh, we sin, yet, our spirit is changed to be like Christ. Yes, I have read Ecclesiastes. What a powerful message to those who think they can mingle this world with following God. This life is like a vapor that appears for a very short time, then disappears. Most of what we do is for ourselves and those whom we love, but all is vanity when one follows the world.
  13. OneLight

    sin is nonsense

    Yet, you promote to look at sin as nonsense instead of the reality of our fallen nature, one that will always be with you until you are given a new body. Should we sin, absolutely not. Will we sin? Yes, as were are not perfect. To think of sin as nonsense, when sin is committed, then that will be looked upon as nonsense also. You are placing yourself in great danger by changing the meaning to fit your train of thought instead of allowing scripture to change the way you think. Through the Spirit we are given the mind of Christ. What do you get when you read 1 Corinthians 2:6-16?
  14. OneLight

    sin is nonsense

    If what Other One is saying is true, and this is how you need to think about sin, and it works for you, great. Yet, when the Holy Spirit bring back to memory His words, your definition will not be included, so I will stick to scripture. When people redefine scripture, to me, they begin to follow another gospel.
  15. Without naming the church, can you inform us with what you disagree with them about?
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