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  1. Two passages I forgot about (or maybe were less familiar with) at the time I originally was trying to figure this out years ago (that I came across in the last several days) that show that the 400 years actually date from when the Israelites went into Egypt: Genesis 15:13-16 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. Exodus 6:16-20 And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years. The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families. And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty and three years. And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations. And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years. Here we have 407 years for the total lifespan of the first three generations (though we do not know exactly how old Levi, Kohath, and Amram were when they had their children - though Levi and his brethren were adults with full families by the time they moved to Egypt); add 80 years for Moses to grow up and dwell in the desert before leading them out of Egypt, and you certainly have the 430 years spent in Egypt.
  2. 100% agree with you there! The Bible nowhere allows for an old earth, nor leaves any room for any kind of gap theory, day age theory, or any type of evolution. And yes, when I am saying the exact date may not matter - I am saying whether it is 4000 BC or 4004 BC, it is somewhere around that, give or take a few literal years (not generations or thousands or more years). Personally, the only portion of time that I can see even being debatable by going solely by the Bible itself is whether Abraham’s descendants came out of Egypt 430 years after they went into Egypt or whether they came out of Egypt 430 years from the time the Lord gave that prophecy to Abraham. Either way, it was the fourth generation after Jacob and his children entered into Egypt that they came out again (ie. Levi, Kohath, Amram, Moses - Exodus 6:16-20).
  3. Well, next rapture you can have all my stuff.
  4. I am not arguing for a specific exact date (like October something 4004), but the Bible does give us all the number of years from Creation until about the time of King David, and we know he ruled about 1000 BC. Any Biblical events after that can be compared with actual known historical dates. Whether it was 4004 BC or 4000 BC, we know from all the Bible dates given (such as years between the births of each succeeding generation in Genesis, the years they were in bondage in Egypt, etc.) that Creation happened a little over 6000 years ago now, approximately 4000 BC. Usher didn’t create his date out of a vacuum.
  5. He Restoreth My Soul Gently guiding, prompting, leading this wandering sheep back into the fold; By the streams of living waters, in the pathways that are old; Resting, restoring, renewing for my spirit that once was so dry; Graceful showers of blessing falling, Refreshing from the Lord on High. From strength to strength, my Lord is leading, preparing my heart and showing the way; From my shadows into His presence, His Word shines out as clear as day; From weak and faltering footsteps, to steadfast assurance as I pray; His Spirit is there to remind me, His strength is sufficient for today. From faith to faith, Jesus is leading in the paths of righteousness, I see; There's a new purpose and fulfillment, learning the plans that He has for me; Peace and contentment flood my soul, from the goodness that He has in store; God's mercies and lovingkindnesses will be my song forevermore. August 3rd, 2016 Jerry Bouey Psalms 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. I thought Through Darkened Skies was the first poem I had written in close to eleven years, but I found this in the Notes on my phone tonight - from almost five years ago. I hope it is a blessing to you.
  6. Romans 8:28-30 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. God is not limited by our sin. He has the wisdom and power to turn it all around and work it out for the good of those who love the Lord Jesus Christ. Of course, the primary good Romans 8:28-30 speaks of is conforming true believers to the image of Christ. Psalms 78:41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. Psalm 78:41 says we limit God by our unbelief. We don’t limit His sovereignty or power, but hinder His work in and through us, and as the word signifies in Hebrew (according to Strong’s Concordance), we “grieve” Him by our sin/willful unbelief.
  7. Another argument against the viewpoint that states the days are 1000 years long (or any other indeterminate amount): Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. Each day had an evening and a morning. If each period of sunlight (light until day four)* was not 12 hours and each period of night was not 12 hours, then all life would burn up during the 500 years of sunlight and freeze solid during the 500 years of darkness! *Creating light before creating the sun and all other secondary light sources (moon and stars) proves that the Lord God is the source of all life, not something else He had created.
  8. Konstantin is certainly a false teacher, twisting the Bible. Could be a false prophet if he is claiming that these interpretations/predictions are from him. Otherwise, he is just a heretic, passing on the false teachings of others. First time I ever heard someone try to equate the number 666 - which is literally six hundred and sixty six - mean the sixth month of the year 2066. Hm, things that are different are not the same!
  9. Sure it does have something to do with evolution. What other reason is there to try to fit a gap anywhere into Genesis 1? There is certainly no Biblical reasons whatsoever - you have to bring something from outside of the Bible and try to force it into the passages. Microevolutions is not evolution at all - adapting colour, etc. to fit in with a new environment is not a change that wasn’t already part of a creature’s biological makeup. And macroevolution is just (false) “scientific” theory with no truth to back it up (true science is something that can be observed, studied, tested - and no one has ever observed evolutionary changes taking place; there are no transitional fossils anywhere). Better to stick with God and the truth of His Word, without forcing opinions into the Bible or twisting it to fit some humanistic/alternative religious philosophy.
  10. Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. I don’t need to call anyone a heretic, but anyone who tries to force a gap or an indeterminate amount of time into Genesis one is certainly not taking the Word of God at face value - and therefore does not have faith in the Biblical account of creation. Why try to fit some sort of evolutionary theory anywhere into Genesis 1? Just believe the Lord and His Word, take all relevant passages into consideration, and study out sound Bible-believing material on the things you don’t understand. There are fossil evidences of dinosaurs walking with man, there are literal Biblical references to several dinosaurs alive during the time of man - who may now be extinct due to perhaps the flood or mankind hunting and killing these beasts, no need for them to have existed and died out millions of years before man - which contradicts God’s Word, which says death on all creation came through Adam’s sin, not before then.
  11. There are not two creation stories. Chapter 1 gives the overview of all six days of creation, and chapter 2 gives more specific details of what happened on day 6. you wouldn’t go to any other book and not take the details literally. Last week, I spent six days at my grandma’s place and on the seventh day came home. Oh wait, what if each day was 1000 years or a vague indeterminate amount of time?… Exodus 20:9-11 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Pretty clear it was six literal 24 hour days. You can’t have something be symbolic until there is an actual reality first. You can’t follow the Lord’s example and rest on the seventh day if each day was 1000 years or more. The oldest man only lived to be 969 years old - that means no one not even Adam (who lived 930 years) got to take a rest - and Adam wouldn’t have even lived to or through the seventh day. Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. After each day God said it was good- and the end of the 6th day, God said it was very good - yet it couldn’t have been good or very good if there was sin in His creation before the end of the sixth day, and He would have wiped out the world with the flood in the middle of the seventh day, the day of rest.
  12. It is not faith to believe something God has not said. The Bible teaches God made everything in Heaven and earth, including the hosts of Heaven (can refer to angels or stars). Faith is believing what the Bible says according to Romans 10:17. Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. Based on the wording of this passage compared to Genesis 1, angels could not have fallen prior to day four when the foundation of earth (ie. land) was created as ALL the sons of God shouted for joy at that point - no angels had fallen yet. Job 38:6-7 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? No death before Adam sinned means no need to have a rebuilt or restored earth. Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Angels were created to minister to mankind; therefore no Biblical reason to have them rebel and fall before man even came into the picture. Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? It’s impossible for the devil to be in Eden before he fell, if Eden wasn’t created until the sixth day according to Genesis 2-3. Ezekiel 28:13-15 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. How can you have a recreated earth, atmosphere, etc. in Genesis 1 when Revelation says it is only after the battle of Armageddon that the first heaven and earth are finally destroyed. Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
  13. I believe Jonah did not die in the belly of the whale - but him being inside the belly of the whale for three days and three nights was a type (picture) of the Lord Jesus Christ being in the heart of the earth (ie. dead) for three days and three nights. J. Vernon McGee is of the opinion that Jonah did die. From what I can recall, this book was pretty good, though it has been between 15-20 years since I read it. http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/OTStudies/JonahDeadorAlive/tabid/114/Default.aspx
  14. Praying that the Lord would continue to comfort his family. I know I have shared this way back when, but perhaps it could be a comfort to his family. http://www.earnestlycontending.com/realmccoy/F_J/ivegonehome.html
  15. What is with some people posting random comments or verses that have nothing to do with the topic at hand?
  16. Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Konstantin, what part of no man knows the day or the hour do you not agree with? By the way, that is the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who stated that. If you disagree with Jesus and His Word, then your opinions are just vain philosophy.
  17. And... the Random Comment of the Day Award goes to Jeff! Also, don’t swear (ie. make an oath) is not the same thing as don’t make a promise. God is all for promises - but only He has the authority to make an oath by Himself; therefore, He is against men making oaths to affirm their word.
  18. I think it was Google. When I went to my blogs, the warning showed up, and when I clicked on the link to find out more, the page I went to next said it was reported for phishing. I just checked right now and that warning is no longer on my blogs.
  19. Matt, if that has possibly anything to do with it, I found out that I can remove it easily. It is from the blog layout page (one of the gadgets, as they call it) - easily found and removed for the whole site. I will just do that on my other three blogs, and at least that issue will be resolved. If it was caused by something else, I guess I will find out later.
  20. I just went to one of my study blogs to copy a quote and found out it has been reported for “phishing”, and has a big warning on each page you go to. I checked all my other blogs (including my poetry blog), and found all of them have this warning. I mentioned it to Angela Trenholm (my webpartner at EarnestlyContending.com) and she said our main websites have this warning as well. It must have been pretty recently as I have accessed some of my blogs within the last few weeks to get some of the studies and poems. At least the warning page gives you the option to “correct” the report and state why it was given in error. Two main concerns is that this will turn away visitors from sound Bible studies (including clear presentations of the Gospel) and solid Bible-based poetry, and be another step in hostile unbelievers blacklisting sound Christian sites. For those who don’t know, I am in BC, Canada. We have heard of other sites (especially in the US) being shut down or warned about due to controversial Christian content (like a preacher preaching against homosexuality and transgender issues), but I am surprised that it happened to my sites (containing poetry, devotionals, quotes and books/sermons by Christian preachers of the past). Any thoughts?
  21. As far as linear events go, yes, some passages refer back to earlier events and then bring us to the present (such as the initial verses of chapter 12) - but Revelation 1:19-20 and 4:1 clearly indicate that the rest of the book of Revelation takes places after the events of chapters 1-3 (which is the church age).
  22. Yes, Sureword, the changes in 1762 and 1769 were correcting printing errors and standardizing spelling - so for all practical purposes, the 1769 is the same as the 1611, but with those changes (which do not change meaning). I think if we need to clarify it because we are speaking about our English Bible’s history (and perhaps even discussing some of the modern attempts at editing the KJV to show that these other “re-translations” - for lack of a better word - are not the same - referring to ones such as the Modern KJV, KJV21, etc.), then mention the date - but otherwise I think it is simply just unnecessary. Most Christians that I have come across that use the KJV just assume it is the 1611, even if they aren’t aware of what “changes” were made in the 1760’s.
  23. True Christians will suffer tribulation, be persecuted, be martyred for their faith. This has happened all through history - and even now is happening in some other countries (maybe not much in North America) - so there is no need for true Christians to go through the Great Tribulation (ie. in the sense that “they are not undergoing persecution and tribulation now” - but they are, just not here - and who is to say there won’t be greater tribulation and persecution as this world turns further and further from God and His Word). Also, from several passages, it is clear that the whole seven year tribulation period is a time of God’s wrath. The Lord Jesus Christ has already endured the wrath for our sins and has promised we will not face it. We would be enduring it if we were here during those seven years.
  24. There are several passages that give general prophecies of judgement that also state if those same people turn from their sin, God would withhold the judgement, and also the opposite: if the righteous turn from righteousness, God will bring judgement. I’m not feeling well, but I am sure it is not too hard to find those passages. Also, though Esau repented and later wanted the birthright, God did not change His mind on giving it to Jacob (it was His plan to give it to Jacob all along). Esau was never interested in walking with the Lord or getting any spiritual blessings - he just wanted to feed his fleshly appetites.
  25. The whole seven years of the tribulation is a time of God’s wrath. Compare Luke 21, Matthew 24, and Mark 13 with Isaiah 13. Isaiah 13:6-13 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt: And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. Luke 21:25-28 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; 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. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. in Isaiah 13 and Luke 21, there is both a near and far focus on the prophecies presented - but, notice how both passages use the same language to describe what will happen, and that Isaiah calls it the day of the Lord and a time of His wrath and anger.
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