[Replying to 'satan is a figment of the imagination]Well satan sure has done his job in deceiving you. I'll be praying that your eyes are opened to the truth.
[Replying to 'satan is a figment of the imagination]Well satan sure has done his job in deceiving you. I'll be praying that your eyes are opened to the truth.
That's the beauty of Heaven... we can leave our brains behind.
I've had 3 friends lose a child unexpectedly and have seen them suffer thru the grieving process. One of my friends lost her 20 yr old son in an accident. He lived for a week and they had to make the decision to remove him from life support. He wasn't saved and my friend became very bitter and angry. Everytime I spoke with her, she'd say, "I'll never forgive God." It was heartbreaking. She wasn't at all that way before her son died. Then a couple of years after his accident, she was in a car accident and died. I've always believed the Lord just took her on home because she became so hard-hearted and refused to glorify Him in any way.
Thank you for your post.
Everything that needs to happen before the rapture has presented itself, except for the possibilities of:
The Fall of Damascus.
We are watching the Islamisation of the Middle East as they regroup in their Arab Spring/Winter to surround Israel.
We are watching countries collapse economically and calling for a financial savior to rescue them.
The Euro is tanking and announces a need for a messiah.
The local church is infected with apostasy and is baring her open wound for a one world religion solution under the guise of sensual love and acceptance of all God and scripture forbids.
The world is actually waiting for us to leave because nothing else can happen and they can do nothing else before we are gone.
Here are some things we won't see before we are taken out of here:
The world system financially collapses and unites under one economic banner.
A new world leader rises up to rescue the world from war and socio-economic collapse.
A new church leader rises up to unify all churches together under one banner of love and tolerance.
Israel builds and worships in their new temple in Jerusalem.
Israel is surrounded by nations for obliteration.
Which leads us back to our original question: "How long will our LORD tarry?"
[OP is asking whether or not she should attend her
sister's gay wedding]
I really don't see how attending a homosexual reception is any different than demon's destroying the masses. When Jesus approached the demons they acknowledged him, worshipped him, and trembled. Yet, then went on with their destruction. Your sister is saying I accepted Jesus, but I don't care what he says or that this is an abomination and they will spend eternally in hell. "I think"....no, we are Christians- "Christ like". We don't purpose to live contrary to his word. He lives in us and we live for Him.
God clearly states homosexuality is an abomination and that he has given them over to a reprobate mind. He also tells us that he will not be mocked and that they will go to eternal damnation. So, I am at a loss why a Christian would want to attend anything that has to do with something that is such an abomination to God.
I think you should take your cue from God's word, and your grandmother who obviously has some wisdom. As a Christian we are to be salt and light. We are to be in the world, but not of it. Judgement begins in God's house. Those that are his hear his voice. We aren't to partake in darkness- so obey God if he truly is your Lord and Savior.
I have 2 family members that are homosexuals. It is painful. I love them, but I know their eternal destination. It is their choice, but I don't go to attend their functions and 'celebrations' that are contrary to God's word. I love them. It pains me. But I live for Christ. God doesn't love them any less anymore than I do, but as God won't acknowledge their 'marriage' nor will I. Clearly this reception is for this purpose. How does one 'celebrate' and 'congratulate' a person living contrary to God's word???
I am so wanting to go home [Heaven], I wouldn't mind dying tonight! I don't care how I get there I just want to be there. I know all in God's good timing but I'm just saying, whatever, however He chooses to get me there is fine by me.
In my morality class (prerequisite-had to take it) we watched, basically, a gay propaganda film. Afterwards, the teacher asked those who wanted gays to be able to have marriage rights to raise their hands. The overwhelming majority was in favor, and you could tell that those who opposed were more than likely being thought of as discriminators. It's absolutely mind-blowing that our society praises sinful lifestyles and discourages holy ones (or says that every lifestyle is equally valid). "As long as someone enjoys a lifestyle, we shouldn't hold them back," was the basic image being portrayed in that film. It's quite funny how God's disapproval is almost never mentioned by the pro-gay group..it's almost as if they know God condemns the lifestyle, but as long as they play dumb, they can somehow get away with it.
I was almost ready to :puking emoticon:
[Replying to 'If a rapist was sentenced to death, and his mother died in place of him, how is justice served at all?']Actually the mystery of Christ dying for us is even harder to comprehend than the scenario you post. Here is a better analagy: A rapist commited a crime that the law required death to be the punishment - no jury, no deliberations, just him and the judge. And the judge, feeling gracious (for some unexplainable reason), said the law requires death for the crime itself, so if you can find someone who is willing to come forward to take the death sentence for you, then you will be set free and justified in the eyes of the law. So, of course, no-one would step forward to die in the place of this gruesome criminal, until.... The person who he raped so horribly and violently, and showed no mercy to, went to the judge and said- I WILL DIE FOR HIM- and the judge slams the gavel and orders the new prisoner to be executed in the morning, and he says to the executioners-" do not be merciful on the prisoner, for in taking the place of the condemed, he must suffer exactly as the condemed would have- the law requires no less for this crime." And then the judge turns to the criminal who had fully deserved his death sentence (and he knew he had deserved it and stood speechless as the one whom he had violated offered to take his place)- and says "My child, you are now justified in the eyes of the law- you are set free" This criminal feeling shock and disbelief at what had taken place- swore the rest of his life in service of the one who died for him. He was so awed that the victim had taken his punishment, that he told everyone he knew of the mercy that this victim had showed him- He swore to never let the merciful one's death be in vain. He would tell the world!! A lengthy explanation- but I hope it suffices- and to answer your final question of how can this even be justice? I will never claim to understand why the son of God stepped forward to take our place in death- it will remain a mystery forever to me. I don't know why He did it, but I'm forever grateful that He did. To answer your other question, to why God requires a life for a life (blood)- I tried to explain that in my above post. Also, you ask why doesn't he just snap His fingers and clear our sin?- well, if He did that He wouldn't be a just God. Law requires that there be a punishment for the crime.
(It is because the election is less than a week away? No! It's the work of the Debil!!!)
Do you notice how many times a day we hear "Barack Obama"?
The TV was on the news channel this morning as I was cleaning up the house & I noticed something that I had thought about before - The name "Barack Obama" is said more times than I can count. And its every channel.
soon to me in like..the next few months or a year...but I'm not God so soon to Him may be tomorrow night or 50 years... He gave us plenty of clues though and if I had to say....soon is soon..not in 2011
And I see too that the guy [Kent Hovind] is attacked and no proof for evolution, well, that is cause no one can prove it. Just a theory that can't even be shown to be sorta true. Moslty made up bunk by people who have no idea about science at all. Scientists are changing their minds all the time, looking to 'other avenues' (cause no one 'buys' into the fantasy idea of evolution )anything to refuse any truth in God creating the world. Cowards. Most scientists cannot reason themselves out of a paperbag.
We do not watch anything with magic, yes that includes all disney movies with witches, fairy god mothers, all of that... the new scooby doo movies are a no no here. I just recently realized how bad the care bear movies are that I watched as a kid, that have now again. We dont do any of the pokemon stuff or any of the like. It gets extremely tiring (not to mention just plain annoying) to hear people tell me how stupid that is, but of course they are either non believers, or baby christians.
[On a thread discussing whether one can be saved if one "believes" in evolution. So close....so close...]
If even just one word of Genesis 1 through 2 is wrong or really doesn't mean what it says, then how can a person believe the rest of the Bible? If the foundation isn't there, the whole thing falls apart rather quickly.
We do not forget that the Evolutionist leaders were arrogant fools who were deliberately trying to dethrone God. Marx wanted to dedicate his Das Kapital to Charles Darwin. But Darwin talked him out of it because he was afraid it would derails his plan to mislead others.
We have known for 2-3 years now that hard economic times were coming. We knew that we would eventually leave this life, this house, this area and go to another area that God has been having us prepare. We were waiting for the "go" command to make all of that happen. We have gotten that.
We know that realistically we could not maintain our current debt load for the house, student loans, cars, etc. The cost of food and electricity/gas now consume a third of my takehome. We are squeezed past the breaking point. We feel that this is God's indication to us that the time to move is here.
We are packing our things. We have no home to move to, I have no job to go to. We are trusting him completely that if this is his direction he will provide what we need. It is hard to let everything go and trust him completely. It is easy to do when it is just my wife and I but we have 5 year old twins to worry about as well. I have to continually repress my need to "be the man" and take matters in my own hands to try to work them out. I'm too weak to do this without Jesus' making it happen.
[this chic is all kinds of batshit. she definitely has a jesus complex, thinks she's a prophet and she's oppressed by other christians]
Over the years I have been labeled a "firestarter", "difficult"...any other name that can apply to that - because I have asked for Biblical authority and Christian authenticity. Yes, I do fail - I fall short like anyone else. But when my husband saw this definition of "propecy" he saw in me someone who had no problem bringing the truth of Scripture to others, who willingly allowed God to work through her by way of Biblical truth, who had no outlandish prophecies but offered insight as to how current events were propelling the world towards the End Times and that changes needed to be made in people's lives because time was short, someone who was incisive, clear, particularly controversial (to those who didn't want to receive Biblical truth), who could see the need for unity within the Body of Christ when no one else wanted to or could and someone who never seems to lack the ability to tell it like it is. This is how my husband saw me and often times it blew him away.
To everyone else though...I was either responding because of my bipolar disorder or because I was a heretic, a false prophet. I didn't realize I was doing anything wrong by simply saying, "Hey - this definition of prophecy fits me."
Do I go around saying I am a prophet? No. Humility won't let me. But when the shoe fits, I wear it, just not as pubicly as I used to. I don't even ever think of myself as a prophet...but when I tell my family and friends they need to honor God, support Israel and that time is short...all too quickly I am reminded of the gifts God has given me and that my sufferings are for His glory because they tell me I am crazy, cast me aside and make me feel the sting of all the shunning and ostracising by each of the churches listed above all over again. Have I given up? What do you think...
i know ppl that i work with dems of course that went out and picked up the homeless and for a meal got them to early voting
so if you think this election was really ethical...
I heard an interesting analogy once...
Let's say you are in a movie theater watching a movie with a few hundred people and an armed felon stands up threatening to kill everyone in the theater. Before he begins the executions, a father walks up to the felon with his only son and makes a deal. He asks the felon to take and kill his only son in place of all the people in the theater. The felon agrees. Many grateful people rush toward the door of freedom. However, a few of the people in the theater come forward to tell the father that his deal is unfair. They would like him to provide another way of getting out of the theater alive.
That's it. I found it helpful when discussing the fairness of salvation.
Why are these Mayors [marrying gays] not getting arrested? They are breaking the law... This is the same thing as giving a gun license to a 3 yr old? HELLO???
I believe beheading will be the method of choice for several of the reasons already stated: - Cheap. With potentially MILLIONS if not billions of people to execute, that could add up to A LOT of bullets, or lethal chemicals, or what ever method. - Effective. They want people to be so terrified of the punishment that they will be willing to accept the mark/AC. - In the early stages of getting the people to accept this method, it could be said that this is the only humane method that leaves healthy organs for transplants...which are desperately needed. - Occult beliefs are that the only way to keep an 'undesirable' from returning in the afterlife is to remove the head from the body. So, they believe that by doing this they are eliminating us pesky christians for good. It wouldn't surprise me if it ends up being half-time entertainment.
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If unmarried people practised abstemise (sp?), there would be no unwanted pregnancies, no STD, no need for abortions, no HIV/AIDS, no guilt complexes, no peodphiles, no little children molested, no fornication, and a huge saving in money in health costs and police costs,
JESUS vs. Santa
Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies
JESUS supplies all your needs.
Santa comes down your chimney uninvited
JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.
You have to stand in line to see Santa
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa lets you sit on his lap
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.
Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"
JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly
JESUS has a heart full of love.
All Santa can offer is HO HO HO
JESUS offers health, help and hope.
Santa says "You better not cry"
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.
Santa's little helpers make toys
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.
Santa may make you chuckle but
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree
JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.
It's obvious there is really no comparison. We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.
We need to put Christ back in Christmas.
Jesus is still the reason for the season.
May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas 2008
And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the New Year!
I suggest emailing AA [American Airlines] and expressing support for this man. I did... I think a threatened boycott is in order, if they take action against him.
Yes, Kathy P, some muslims have let themselves be "matryed" for their beliefs. But if you read Catholic writings of the saints, there is no doubt that they were being matryed for their faith in Jesus, not some fictional god like the god depicted in the koran.
The Dome of the Rock desolates the Temple Mount, but no one sacrifices in the Dome of the Rock. Sacrifice is necessary for the AoD.
On a side note, why the disrespect for Revelation by pluralizing it and making it lower case? If you can't spell Revelation correctly, just say Appocolypse, or abreviate it (Rev).
If I am left here, I'll fall on my face and ask for His Mercy, I'll repent and go out immediately, sell everything and begin preaching on the street and winning every soul I can get my hands on, so they can arrest me and make a martyr out of me. Best way to get to heaven [smilie]
I do not believe that atheists want proof before believing. They have all the proof they need, and are just rejecting God.
Something has to exist before it can be denied.
Thus the atheist has already heard about God, or he would be ignorant rather than in denial.
Persecution IS comming. God said it would. I think if Hillary gets to be president, it will be here a lot faster.
I know as Christians we have to deal with a lot of evil in this world and we are never going to be totally sheltered from it, but to me homosexuality is one of the WORST evils out there because it is overpowering everything and it is being shoved down our throats left and right.
I think I'd be tempted to draw Obama giving a thumbs up standing in front of an abortion clinic, and showing a big teardrop coming down from heaven/clouds above. That would comply with the assignment, and also express my viewpoint about his presidency so far. Of course, that's my (adult) perspective. I wonder if your daughter has a perspective she could draw?
I think they will kill many of us during Gog-Magog wit that big sudden attack....but in the end they will get killed....Ezechiel. They ( muslims) will not win, , Israel wins, and the Revived Roman Empire wins. See all the signs of EU, including the Tower of Babel...EU HQ Strassbourg etc......woman that rides the beast statue before this building! And who is wanting back his Roman Empire? The Vatican.
Imo, D&D [Dungeons & Dragons] is occultic and is used to recruit or seduce young people, both teens and young adults, into satans realm.
Again just my opinoin. But if it doesnt glorify God, you should run from it.
First, it's untrue that the god of Islam is personal. He is not. He is vengeful and angry, which you can see through the Muslim culture.
Why do these atheists and gays, etc have to think it's always about THEM and their feeelings?
people have to realize evolution is a philosophy. the only reason scientists preach about the earth being millions if not billions of years ago, is because they are motivated to do such because of their athiestic view of things. Christians likewise believe the world is young, primarily because of religious beliefs and dating back the generations from Jesus's genealogy in the Gospel of Luke.
[referring to a WHOLE bunch of cut and paste preachy, end times post by "lighthouse"...]
Thanks Lighthouse for all of this. Amazing work. I'm printing it off and leaving it around for all of my employees to read at work.
You worship her. You just call it veneration, homage and respect. But, in fact, you WORSHIP her.
Ahhhhh!! Now here is where the [church of] L[atter]D[ay]S[aints] resembles the R[oman]C[atholic]C[hurch] so much. superstitious, hocus pocus, mumbo jumbo pagan junk of satan. so sad.
[Looking for the 'ban' button after the guy refutes the above comments again]I think you are on the wrong message board. We discuss facts here, not sling mud.
Since they want to call us terrorists, perhaps we need to give them something to fear...
Being a terrorist to evil is an honor.
How can anyone with any biblical knowledge still follow this mad-man [the Pope]? I just don't get it.
[RR delves into irony while discussing astrology]
My thoughts, too, Nightelf, although I DO know what my sign is (Leo).... I'm certain there are many, many people who live each day of their lives based on their sign--their "daily horoscope." So sad....
when we was walking home today we spotted a sign on a phone pole saying FIGHT THE NEW WORLD ORDER!!!!!!! COME JOIN US JUNE 20 FROM NOON UNTIL FIVE AND LET YOUR STORY BE HEARD USE YOUR FIRST AMMENDMENT RIGHT! wow the days were living in. we think its a set up to pick off the christian. were gonna take a bus by there to see if its true or not but I dont have money for a bus ticket
Oh it's very soon, soon enough at any rate. I've quit making long term plans. What's the use? With what's going on in Israel, we may not even see 2010. A couple years ago, if anyone said we'll see the rapture any day now, I might have ignored them. Nowadays, I'm looking up all the time. I feel the Holy Spirit saying "soon, soon, soon." I see the signs all around us in our world. It can't be much longer, even by our definition of "time." God's timing is always spot on, and I can't wait! what a blessing it is to know Christ in these last days
I want to see that in real life, in real time! Beautiful picture Steve! When we see Jesus we are all going to be bawling our eyes out Chicken, you won't be alone! I'm just going to take mine out of their sockets, give them to Jesus and ask him to wipe them dry, then pop then back in so I can see.
Don't even get me started on "Evil Pollution" ( evolution ) I will be glad the day that word is gone from our vocabularies! They state DNA replicates itself exactly everytime ( and it does, except for problems due to age or enviroment and then the cell dies due to deforming ) I have yet to figure out how these cells talk to the living things they are in so as to change perfectly to accomodate the conditions, if you know what I mean. For example an area is becoming more desert and the creature that is there needs more food storage due to lack of any. I guess the DNA talk to each other and it goes like this " hey GCAT!, yeah what? We need a food storage! Okay I tell you what I'll do I'll change the 5th ladder in the 12th gene so your body will have a storage area! Wow, great! Thanks! Yeah Evil Pollution is soooooo ridiculous the DNA will replicate no matter what for ever and a day and it has no way of knowing if thier is changes in itself and what the outcome would be of those changes. IT IS SOOOO BLASPHEMOUS TO SAY ANYTHING EVOLVED FROM NOTHING. JUST THE DNA AND RNA SHOW THEY HAD TO HAVE A CREATOR TO BE SOOO COMPLEX AS THEY ARE TO CONTINUE THE PROPAGATION OF THE SPECIES JUST LIKE THE CREATOR CREATED THEM AS FROM THE BEGINNING.
JERUSALEM Some have been taking issue with largely unnoticed comments made last year by Sen. Barack Obama declaring the U.S. is "no longer a Christian nation" but is also a nation of others, including Muslims and nonbelievers.
The comments have been recently recirculating on Internet blogs.
"Whatever we once were, we're no longer a Christian nation. At least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers," Obama said during a June 2007 speech available on YouTube.
At the speech, Obama also seemingly blasted the "Christian Right" for hijacking religion and using it to divide the nation:
"Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked. Part of it's because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who've been all too eager to exploit what divides us," he said.
Asked last year to clarify his remarks, Obama repeated them to the Christian Broadcast Network.
'I think that the right might worry a bit more about the
dangers of sectarianism. Whatever we once were, we're no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers," Obama wrote in an e-mail to CBN News senior national correspondent David Brody.
"We should acknowledge this and realize that when we're formulating policies from the state house to the Senate floor to the White House, we've got to work to translate our reasoning into values that are accessible to every one of our citizens, not just members of our own faith community," wrote Obama.
You clearly deny that Jesus came in the flesh. You deny that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Guess you better read what John says about you in 1 John 4:2-3.
You forget, I am not looking for science, I am looking for truth. Science isn't searching for truth." "Just because you insist on this, does not change a thing. Of course science says this is ok, it HAS to because it is the ONLY way to condone evolution. But the FACT remains when you test the fossil record, you are testing the fossil record. You are NOT testing evolution. To test evolution, you have to test evolution. To call something a theory, you have to test it. You cannot. Therefore it does not meet the requirements of a theory.
[Fundies have been arguing about whether or not Leviathan and Behemoth were dinosaurs and whether Leviathan could really breath fire.]
Often times legends from times past are about things that really existed. Now I can't say for 100% surety that there existed fire breathing animals, but maybe the one described had the same thing or something even more potent as the bombardier beetle like Kliska pointed out. So on that part of it I cannot say what it means, but when you think about that it sure makes you wonder why they armor for knights that covered them completely , and possibly to protect them from fire, or just a scalding from some chemical process. Let's not mock the tail thing they probably swayed them back and forth and reminded them of a cedar for both the size and the swaying. I am not pointing it out to start an argument, but to actually read those verses with a little studying behind them. I am afraid of wasps and hornets, this thing would give me a massive heart check, if not complete heart failure!
Nothing is too hard for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The bottom line is that there is much more evidence for God's existence than his non-existence. The percentage of the total world population that is either non-religious or anti-religious is only about 14 percent."
"The atheist group has been losing significant ground, by the way, since Communism failed in the countries that used to make up the old Soviet Block.