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Jerry

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  1. How do they have a right heart for soulwinning when they have the wrong doctrine on who can be saved? They don’t witness to homosexuals, they just flat out condemn them and tell them they are going to hell (which they and every other lost person is going to IF they don’t repent and trust the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work of salvation). Also, they deny the need for repentance - when the Bible teaches repentance AND faith. Repentance is changing your mind about your sin (ie. now believing what God’s Word says about it) and turning your heart from those sins, which will result in a change of conduct if they truly turn to Christ to save them (ie. it’s not reform or turning over a new leaf, it’s hating the sin you once loved and trusting in the Saviour to forgive and cleanse you of those sins).
  2. I do not endorse changes in meaning, but changes that correct typos or update spelling are not demonic. The Bible was not written originally in English - but in Hebrew/Aramaic and Greek, then translated into English (and many other languages). If the English translation is faithful, but uses a different English word meaning the exact same thing, then it is not evil or a counterfeit. There were several English translations before the King James Bible was translated. Of course, I firmly believe the King James Bible is God’s Word to the English-speaking world. I do not believe we will see another one translated on the same scope and with the same accuracy - all modern attempts at updating the language of the KJB have failed, as far as I have seen so far. If someone wants to expose a modern English translation or updating of the KJB as a counterfeit, then focus on the passages that change the meaning of the text, not that update spelling or use a different word meaning the exact same thing. That type of argument is a red herring or a silly goose chase, leading nowhere of value.
  3. What’s your “angle” in this thread? Just joking around with the spelling error - but I am curious where you are going with this topic?
  4. Jerry

    Nausea

    I have done some research and my family has a history of it. I don’t have medical so can’t afford any doctor’s visits or tests. I did get a CT scan a few weeks ago through emergency - but they would only follow up through my family doctor, which I do not have. And the CT would not have shown what I truly believe it is anyway. I have to leave it in God’s hands.
  5. Jerry

    Nausea

    Thank you. Lately the nausea seems to be a permanent visitor to my tabernacle.
  6. It's Only After Roses are so beautiful that we forget that thorns cause pain, We often forget that rainbows only come after the rain. Sometimes the sun is hidden when storm clouds are in view, It’s only after the rose is picked that it will bring great joy to you. It’s only after the storm subsides that peace comes to calm the seas, It’s only when the light turns on that the shadow suddenly flees. Sometimes we only learn, to appreciate the light, After walking through the darkness, in what seems like blackest night. It’s often only when you miss someone that their worth is realized, For iron sharpening iron, is a blessing in disguise. You may lose your dearest friend, yet there will always be another, Still, Jesus is the best of friends that sticks closer than a brother. It’s only when you see you’re lost, that you truly can be found, It’s when you admit your poverty that Christ’s riches can abound. It’s only in losing yourself that you find life’s joy at last, And sometime in the future, the Lord will heal the past. It’s only after you pray in faith, that the peace of God transcends, And only after your faith is proved, does the trial come to an end. It’s only in surrender to the Lord that brings end to inward strife, It’s only after dying that we rise to endless life. It’s only after travailing that comes the joy of a child’s birth, Only after the tribulation comes the new heaven and new earth. Only after a seemingly endless night, comes the dawning of the day, It’s only in eternity that the former things are passed away. It’s only after the sorrow ceases that comes the soothing of the pain, And just before the darkness passes that the Morning Star shines again. After the tests and trials are done, the Father wipes all our tears away, And we’ll live with Christ, our Saviour, in eternity’s endless day. August 29th, 2000 Jerry Bouey and Angela Trenholm 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. Romans 8:28
  7. Dream Or Reality? Is it just a distant dream, this vision that I see To know my Heavenly Father as a warm reality? To sense the blessed comfort within His precious Word To know His deep compassion behind each word I've heard. To understand the heart that knows the real me To believe that I'm protected, that He's my security To know that He is near, His Spirit is inside me To believe that He will never leave as a strong certainty. To experience the presence of God that evil cannot harm To give all my cares to Him and rest within His arms To feel His joy and fellowship, His love without an end To know God as my Father and as my trusted friend. To believe I can depend on Him to provide my greatest needs To know that He sees into my heart and hears my silent pleas To believe that He is there for me and holds my hand when I'm alone As a parent stands beside their child and loves their very own. To know that He created me and I will never be forsaken To understand He is my fortress and He will not be shaken To believe He is grieving with me as I suffer through my pain To know that He will strengthen me and hold me once again. To be confident that everything in my life is in His control To believe that my Father is watching me and guarding my soul To sense His love so real, to experience Him in my heart What comfort and peace to know we will never, ever part. Yes - that is my deepest prayer, my dream that I want to see And I thank you, Father, that this dream can be a present reality. May 9th, 1995 Jerry Bouey Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. John 14:6 And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent. John 17:3 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4:6
  8. Jerry

    Nausea

    I hate to bring this to the top again, but the nauseau just hit me with a vengeance. I’m at work right now for about 3-4 more hours. Thanks for your prayers.
  9. I’ve asked you this in another thread, but you have not responded. Can you PLEASE tell me why you put endless brackets around various words when quoting the Bible? I understand when you want to possibly emphasize a phrase or define a phrase - but other than that, I do not know. I find it very distracting and difficult to read when trying to read your studies/posts. At first I thought it might have been to distinguish between regular and italicized words in the Bible (as I have seen some writers do), but that turned out not to be the case here.
  10. Doug Stauffer is dangerous - believing salvation is different in different dispensations.
  11. It seems like you are saying the same thing! If people hear the gospel before the tribulation period and reject it, if they are still here after the rapture God causes them to believe a lie and they receive the antichrist and his mark.
  12. Which part of what I said do you think is incorrect?
  13. ? What does that even mean, and how does it relate to this topic? God has already told us some specifics in His Word about the antichrist. The man that He will allow to become the antichrist has already been chosen, and we are just awaiting those details to be fulfilled. He will not “choose” someone contrary to what He has already revealed.
  14. Each of these empires had one ruler at a time. The 8th empire will be the final world ruler - one man, yes. Each of the other empires went on for a period of time - so more than one ruler for all of them - but one at a time. The final ruler will use the religion to get the people to follow him, and then at the midpoint of the seven year tribulation, will cast off the religion and declare himself God, set up his statue in the rebuilt temple, and get possessed by Satan himself.
  15. Funny how many modern ecumenical professing Christians want to believe the Antichrist and his kingdom are anything but the revived Roman empire (papacy). For clarification, I believe it is an antichristian system - but the final endtimes pope is the one who will be the one-world ruling, declaring himself as God, making the 7 year peace treaty (ie. the antichrist). Daniel talks about four kingdoms from his time until the return of the Messiah to set up His kingdom, and Revelation lists seven altogether (Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Pagan Rome, Papal Rome - ie. revived Roman Empire). See Revelation 13:1-8 (the heads are the kingdoms/empires, the horns are the kings - nations - making up the final kingdom). Revelation 17:1-14 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. Rome has been called the City of seven Hills/mountains for over 2000 years and it fits all the descriptions given in chapters 17-18. Verse 8 and 13:3 indicates the kindgom will receive a deadly wound and come back to life, so the 8th kingdom will be the final form of the 7th kingdom after it comes back to life - ie. the final endtimes one world ruler/antichrist. He will be part of the seventh. Also, the 7th “will continue a short space” - in light of how fast the other world kingdoms faded from the scene, this one will stick around (and will actually continue until Jesus comes back). Notice there is no mention of gaps between these empires. Babylon conquered Assyria, Medo-Persia conquered Babylon, then Greece, then Rome, then Papal Rome rose up as pagan Rome was fading from the scene.
  16. Deuteronomy 26:5-6 And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned therewith a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous: 6 And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage: According to this Abraham was a Syrian (from Syria, Assyria). Maybe this is part of God’s reason for offering His mercy to them in the end times. Either way, I do think it is interesting.
  17. Many Americans. How about many people from all over the world.
  18. I think he did some devotionals or articles way back when. I remember the name.
  19. If the heads represent empires, then it is perhaps an empire that is revived - not a leader (ie. an empire dying and being revived, not an individual). And we do see that with the Roman Empire. They lost some of their world-wide power a couple centuries ago (rusty memory, but I think it was due to Napoleon), then regained/revived in the 20th century (a certain concord being made in 1929 - Lateran Treaty - establishment of a Papal state - when the Vatican became a country). Now we see the Roman Catholic Church (revived Roman Empire) gradually uniting with more and more of the religions of the world on an ecumenical basis and getting more and more power politically.
  20. I would clarify what is said above by stating this: those who have heard and understood and rejected the Gospel will not be able to be saved after the rapture. I’m sure there are people who somewhere along the way had the Gospel presented to them but did not understand it - and I believe those people still have an opportunity to be saved after the rapture. Did all of us get saved the first time we heard the Gospel being presented to us? (Of course, there are many who do receive Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross when it is clearly presented to them.) Mention was made to verses about enduring to the end to be saved. The word saved means deliverance. The context isn’t always talking about being saved from sin or from Hell. For example, “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” The context determines what is in view. At least some of those “endure to the end” passages are referring to those fleeing for their lives during the end time persecutions and judgements. If the Lord will purge out the rebellious jews in the wilderness (and save the believing remnant), He will surely protect the true believer walking by faith and obedience during that same time of trouble (unless and until it is His will for them to die a martyr’s death). Hope that made sense. I hate posting what I believe the Bible says without the verses to back it up, but my ipad is not very Bible-search-friendly, and I don’t always remember the verses offhand. Oh for those days when I had my computer with Swordsearcher on it!
  21. I don’t have all the passages handy, but the Bible teaches the antichrist will come out of Europe.
  22. Compared to the majority of Christendom, I’m sure IFB doctrine is different. However, winging it and going off on your own theologically compared to other sound Bible-based believers is not a position to be proud of. It usually means you are out to lunch...
  23. I do not have a clue what you mean by neo brethren. I am not nor ever have been brethren - but I can guarantee at least 95% or more of the regular members here that are IFB believe as I do on Matthew 24.
  24. Based on the wording found in Matthew 24 and Luke 21, it is obvious Luke is referring to both events in the first century and the time of the tribulation; however, the context/words of Matthew 24 show that in that chapter the tribulation (and possible events leading directly up to it) are in view - even as a young Christian, this was obvious to me by taking these chapters at face value. It is surprising that a regular member here does not believe that. What background are you coming from that gave you that view? It is certainly not Baptist or IFB.
  25. Context, context, context. Jesus was speaking about the end times and the generation of believers who would see these things be fulfilled.
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