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  1. New discoveries do not equal new creation of creatures or plants. I’m sure there are many living creatures in various places on the planet that mankind still has a lot to learn about (such as some of the fish, etc. at thr bottom of the sea, and in unexplored areas of different rainforests, for example).
  2. Jesus did not say “these generations”; He was speaking of a particular generation. It does not make sense to say He was referring to all generations, as He stated this one would not pass away until all these things be fulfilled. It would therefore be a non-prophecy, of no meaning, if what you are trying to say is what Jesus meant.
  3. In Matthew 24, Jesus was speaking to His disciples, believers, according to verses 1-2.
  4. This beautiful story was written by a doctor who worked in South Africa... One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died leaving us with a tiny premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator). We also had no special feeding facilities. Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in. Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates). "And it is our last hot water bottle!" she exclaimed. As in the West, it is no good crying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles. They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways. "All right," I said, "put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts. Your job is to keep the baby warm." The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died. During prayer time, one ten-year old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children. "Please, God," she prayed, "Send us a hot water bottle today. It'll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon." While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added, "And while You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so she'll know You really love her?" As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say, "Amen"? I just did not believe that God could do this. Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything, the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren't there? The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from the homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever, received a parcel from home. Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator! Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door. By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there, on the verandah, was a large twenty-two pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children. Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly. Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box. From the top, I lifted out brightly colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas - that would make a batch of buns for the weekend. Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the.....could it really be? I grasped it and pulled it out - yes, a brand new, rubber hot water bottle. I cried. I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could. Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, "If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly too!" Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted! Looking up at me, she asked: "Can I go over with you and give this dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Jesus really loves her?" Of course, I replied! That parcel had been on the way for five whole months. Packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator. And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child - five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it "that afternoon." "Before they call, I will answer." (Isaiah 65:24)
  5. For the sake of the argument, why couldn’t the word generation be referring to the generatin of those alive when Israel came together again as a nation? There are still people from that generation alive - indicating that not all of them will pass away before the end comes and Jesus Christ returns. I still think that is a very real possibility, and very good application of that term in that passage.
  6. Jerry


    In our modern society, there are probably just as many (or pretty close to the amount of) women getting caught up in the sin of lust - porn, smutty romance novels (which is erotica, a form of porneia), impure movies and tv shows that portray men without shirts to promote lust. i am not in any way saying that pornography or any sin is ok - but I know many people whose lives have been tarnished and damaged severely because of gossip and slander, families torn apart by allowing the world to come in unchecked through their choices of entertainment, etc. Every known sin we allow into our lives opens the door for more compromise down the road.
  7. Jerry


    I was trying to think about the idea of major and minor sins and why it bothered me. It implies some sins are more acceptable or tolerable, rather than all being sins against the Lord. Not saying anyone here has this mentality, but it is like someone saying, “I am not such a bad person. I don’t look at pornography. I am only guilty of watching pirated shows on the internet and spreading gossip at my work. I watch worldly shows and video games and listen to worldly music, but I don’t cheat on my taxes or throw trash on the side of the road.”
  8. Jerry


    It’s a sin - all sin is against the Lord. It is wrong as all sin is. There is no such thing as major and minor sins (except when dealing with ones the Bible calls abominations). Like any addicting sin, it is something that needs to be fought against and resisted by walking with the Lord and taking steps to remove it completely from your life, learning Bible principles and claiming Bible promises to overcome it day by day. Maybe I am taking your post wrong, but it is not a sin specifically because it degrades women (women can lust too - therefore they are sinning against men) - but because it is against the holiness of God, and are grieving the Holy Spirit who indwells them and their heavenly Father who loves them (assuming we are speaking about believers here).
  9. Jerry


    It means you are sinning. Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ to save you and wash you from all your sins is the best way to overcome all sin. If you have already trusted in Jesus and His death on the cross for salvation, walk closely with Him and meditate on Scripture passages that are related to give you victory over this sin.
  10. Why would Jesus refer to something totally unrelated and separate from the things He was already talking about? Matthew 24-25 is one long conversation - ch. 23 is something He was talking about on another occasion. From the context, I would say the generation referred to in Matthew 24:34 is the same one that saw the things referred to up to verse 33 - and is an exhortation for these belivers to be ready, not a warning for the wicked to be judged.
  11. There are still many people living that were alive when Israel came together as a nation in 1948. g1074. γενεά genea; from (a presumed derivative of) 1085; a generation; by implication, an age (the period or the persons): — age, generation, nation, time. g1085. γένος genos; from 1096; “kin” (abstract or concrete, literal or figurative, individual or collective): — born, country(-man), diversity, generation, kind(-red), nation, offspring, stock. What other meaning or appication of this term or passage are you thinking of? Perhaps the nation of Israel would not pass away? But we know from plenty other Bible passages that Israel will exist until Christ returns, though the rebels will be purged out during the tribulation period. It would seem redundant for Jesus just to restate that principle.
  12. No, neither do Catholics. Catholic teaching is that the non-catholic is to convert before they can get married.
  13. Welcome back, Brother Virgil. Good to see your site is still up and going - though it moved urls a bit. I remember you thinking years ago it was going under and all that work you did (and some I helped you with) was going to be lost. Glad it is not - though it does seem some of the material was not moved over to the new site (unless I just missed it).
  14. I don’t want to derail this thread. I was thinking of this earlier. I understand, Roby, that you cannot accept our belief in Kjvonly in the english language; however, you do accept it as a valid Bible to read and study from. For the sake of peace, can you at least respect the position of this board and fellowship over what we do agree on? When I volunteered/worked and preached at a Gospel Mission, I used the King James Bible in my teaching and preaching and did not make comments against the other versions (even though some of the other workers and clients there used them) - unless I was asked why I used the Kjv and what was the difference between them. In other words, we fellowshipped over our Bible-based beliefs. I can deal with the occasional comment stating a specific point was based off of a reading in another version (if the Kjv did not have the same reading)* as long as you are not specifically knocking the Kjv to make your point. Does that make sense? I actually think you make some great, informative points in some of these prophecy threads. *I do realize that it may make or break the point you are making if you are honest in stating that a particular doctrine or belief is not based on the Kjv (ie. some/all here may not accept it if they cannot see it in the Kjv) - but I, for one, will respect the honesty, and appreciate you showing where you got a particular belief or doctrine from, if you can state your position in a manner that does not trample on the position of these boards. In other words, less clashing and more fellowship - assuming that is why you came here, right?
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