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We Shall Meet Him in The Air
Something to think over when it comes to a 1st Thess. passage
Paul’s doctrine of the “rapture of the church” (His eschatology) in 1 Thessalonians is from the Old Testament scriptures (Paul preached nothing but the hope of Israel found in Moses and the prophets — Acts 24:14f; 26:21f). Read the rest of this entry »
Sheol, of course, was not the “real” punishment for Adam’s sin (as though the alienation from God that Adam experienced before his physical death was only a quasi- or proto-punishment for his sin). Adam’s death, of course, was not merely “sheolic” or “not going to heaven.” Read the rest of this entry »
If Christ has not come, then we are still waiting to be where he is. (John 14:3)
If Christ has not come, then we are still waiting for the plan of redemption to be fulfilled (Rev. 10:7)
If Christ has not come, then we are still waiting to be individually redeemed from our sins. (Luke 21:28)
If Christ has not come, then we are still in the “last days,” 1900 years later. (Heb. 1:2)
If Christ has not come, not one jot or tittle has passed from the Law. (Matt. 5:17-18)
If Christ has not come, then some Christians are getting quite aged. (Matt 16:28; I Thess 5:23; I Cor 15:51)
If Christ has not come, then the charismata (tongues, prophecy, etc.) are still in effect. (I Cor. 13:10)
If Christ has not come, then we still await the day when Christ will finally accomplish that which He said he would do over 1900 years ago, when it was declared He “would not tarry.” (yet we hear many preachers today say, “We will meet again next week, if the Lord tarries,” as if it is a given that the Lord has tarried all this time).
If Christ has not come, then the dead are still waiting to enter into heaven, and, to this day, “sleep” in their graves, waiting to enter into his rest. (I Cor. 15:20-23)
If Christ has not come, then the Old Covenant is still waiting to vanish away. (Heb. 8:13)
If Christ has not come, then we can still lose out on salvation after having been partakers of the holy Ghost. (Heb. 6:4-6)
If we say that Christ has not come, then we make Christ a liar. (Rev. 21:20)
KJV Only… are you one of them?
As most of you might know, I am currently here in the Philippines, sharing the truth, when it comes to Fulfilled Eschatology, and most of the churches I have come across are Fundamental Baptist, which can almost be like a cult in some ways, who believes in the KJV Only movement, that thinks the KJV is the one and only true version for us to read, especially when read the Bible in English.
Hebrews 4:8, on the Joshua and Jesus issue, has always been my favorite one to share but despite the logic, when showing the Greek and Hebrew, along with Audience Relevance, most of the KJV only only take the words in a literal way instead of seeing what it truly means from the original audience stand point, so I hope from the few links I have listed below that it will be of help towards showing the truth when it comes to the KJV Only people.
- Questions for “KJV only” advocates:
- The Geneva Bible 1599 – Notes to the Modern Reader (by Gary D. DeMar, Ph.D.). . . . ix
- KJV only on Hebrews 4:8 Joshua or Jesus?
- Typo in the KJV Hebrews 4:8
- Is the King James Version of the Bible the Only Bible Christians Should Trust and Read/Part 1
- Is the King James Version of the Bible the Only Bible Christians Should Trust and Read/Part 2
- Is the King James Version of the Bible the Only Bible Christians Should Trust and Read/Part 3
- Why is the NIV Bible, and other versions, is missing a few verses?
- Bible Versions: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (Part One)
- Bible Versions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Part Two)
Spiritual men, in their distresses, turn at once to prayer, even as the stag when hunted takes to flight. Prayer is a never-failing resort; it is sure to bring a blessing with it. Even apart from the answer of our supplications, the very exercise of prayer is healthy to the man engaged in it. Far be it from me ever to say a word in disparagement of the holy, happy, heavenly exercise of prayer. But, beloved, there are times when prayer is not enough-when prayer itself is out of season. You will think that a hard saying, and say, “Who can hear it?…”
Moses prayed that God would deliver his people; but the Lord said to him, “Wherefore criest thou unto me?” As much as to say this is not the time for prayer, it is the time for action. “Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.” When we have prayed over a matter to a certain degree, it then becomes sinful to tarry any longer; our plain duty is to carry our desires into action, and having asked God’s guidance, and having received divine power from on high, to go at once to our duty without any longer deliberation or delay.
From a sermon entitled “Forward! Forward! Forward!,” delivered October 18, 1863
> . . . and what is your view on the bodily resurrection
> and your interpretation of 1Cor. 15:50f.
“For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised. And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished” (1 Cor. 15:16-18). Read the rest of this entry »
What are you thankful for during this Christmas holiday season?
Wow! How did I get so lucky!? I get THE chapter inside THE BOOK. I refer to the Book of 1 John and what an exciting study this short book is! The first chapter extends an invitation for fellowship with some who were not a part of it. And in chapter three, we get to see the real commandments Jesus left us with. But there is much more. Read the rest of this entry »
by Todd Dennis
In this review, I will show the four reason on why some who claim to hold to the Preterist view, of eschatology, but later end up on leaving it left behind do to difficulty on grasping the covenantal message behind their questions they are seeking an answer for.
Below is one person’s four reasons for claiming their departure or frankly never coming to grips with it in the first place…in more simpler words they might of never help the Preterist position to begin with.
What is a Preterist?: Read the rest of this entry »
If all things are fulfilled and manifested today, and if believers therefore have “all things” now, and “all power” now, then believers shouldn’t have any sin in any way today. We shouldn’t commit any acts of sin anymore. We should have absolute, angelic perfection today. But we don’t. Therefore, all things are not yet manifested, and we await a future consummation/manifestation of Bible prophecy wherein history will end and all things will become absolutely perfect in every way.
My response: Read the rest of this entry »