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  1. First, Herod didn't intend to kill Peter; he planned to let the Jewish leadership do it if they wished, but he knew the Jews wouldn't mess with Peter during Passover Week, which was then ongoing. And Easter, the observance/celebration of Jesus' resurrection, actually occurred on Wednesday, Mar. 31, the 4th day of passover this year. (Jesus was resurrected on the 4th day of passover, 27 AD.) He was ALREADY RESURRECTED when the women went to His tomb early Sunday morn. I believe He was resurrected just before sunset Saturday. The RCC moved Easter to Sundays for their convenience in the 300s AD. (I don't observe Lent, Ash Wednesday, etc. or any of the other observances invented by the RCC for Easter season.)
  2. I believe He rose shortly before sunset on Saturday; He was certainly risen before the women arrived at His tomb. The only ones who might've seen Him rise were the Roman guards, who all fainted from fright when the angel came & rolled the rock from in fronta the entrance.
  3. I thought the MEV was such a version.
  4. I have been told by the moderators not to discuss KJVO here, but anyone wishing to discuss it may meet me on either the Baptist Board or CARM board, where I'm under the same handle, robycop3.
  5. I get a flu vaccination every year. I have no kind words for those who reject vaccinations for "religious reasons", as their "reason" is false. After all, JESUS performed many cures by His power, & likely kept the disciples healthy by His power as well, a virtual vaccination.
  6. "Each, according to the dictates of one's own conscience"
  7. My wife & I will take the vaccine ASAP. We're old enough to remember the scourge of polio before the vaccine, with whole wards full of occupied iron lungs. What a relief it was for my parents when I was vaccinated by Dr. Salk himself, & they received theirs not long after. We see the results today. And smallpox has been completely eliminated. We're not afraid of new vaccines & will get'em as necessary ASAP. Remember, 'twas GOD who enabled man to discover'em.
  8. My wife & I are at high risk for covid, due to age & medical conditions, & we have decided that attending church indoors while unvaccinated is DARING (tempting) GOD to protect us from covid, that it would be deliberately putting ourselves in danger. There's plenty of preaching & Bible study on TV & local radio, so it's not as if we are forsaking our gathering with other believers. The danger is real, all politicizing aside. Our pastor said he's considering foregoing live services & posting sermons twice weekly on the net til the pandemic's over, as most of our members have computers & internet service. What are YOUR thoughts ?
  9. Certainly not ruling out YOUR thoughts on this, but my belief is it could well be the antichrist's pawning himself off as Christ. After all he's gonna declare himself God, & have anyone killed whom he catches refusing to worship him & his statue, or taking his mark. The rapture will have occurred by then, so there'll be very-few Christians to oppose his views & edicts, & they'll lead a perilous existence, as they can't buy nor sell, & being constantly hunted by the AC's secret police, or being 'ratted out' by other followers of the AC. Thus, almost the whole population of the world will believe the lie that the AC is Jesus, & follow him-eventually following him into hell!
  10. The Jabroney False Witless "Bible came about in 1950 when Freddie Franz(Later the big kahoona of the watchtower) & his buddy Geroge gangas, a Greek Cypriot, sat down with the British Revised Version of 1881 & re-worded it to match JW doctrine. They knew they couldn't do that with the KJV, or American Standard, as they were too well-known. The NWT does NOT match the JWs own Interlinear Greek Version ! Moslems are still trying to spread their religion, but TRUE Moslems don't recognize any non-Arabic Koran versions. As mosta the world doesn't speak or read Arabic, that's holding them up, thankfully.
  11. Been many years since I read a Koran; I coulda missed what prophecies it might have. I've been told that true Muslims don't recognize any translations of it to be "official"; the only one they recognize is an Arabic copy. never mind that most of the world they wanna convert doesn't speak nor read Arabic. (Except numerals.)
  12. Moslems holler about there being so many English (& other languages) Bible translations, but they insist there's only one valid Koran version. But EACH BRANCH OF ISLAM HAS ITS OWN VERSION ! The Sunni, Shiite, & Wahabi each have their own version, & they're much more-different from each other than, say, the KJV & NIV Bibles are. And the Koran does not contain any prophecy, but Moslems still call Mohammed a prophet !
  13. I was surprised & disappointed that Trump's campaign didn't hammer home the fact that the Dems wasted over $40 million of OUR money on an impeachment they knew beforehand wouldn't pass. Also, they didn't play the "Socialist" card hard enough. And Trump's own baseless claims came home to roost. Vote fraud occurs in virtually every election that's not limited so some one-horse town, but not enough to overturn this election. As a Conservative, I shall pray that God have His hand on Joe's shoulder & keep him on a moderate course. Also praying the Senate remains under GOP control. I believe Trump has packed the SCOTUS & most federal courts with enough Conservative judges to keep the "Progressives" (Communists) at bay. Biden's not a big fan of them anyway.
  14. Not necessarily. He evidently learned it from Scripture study. Now, I believe we all agree God is perfectly-just. Would it be perfectly-just for Him to create people predestinated for hell no matter what? Obviously, God created some people predestined to serve Him, such as Moses, Jeremiah, & Paul, among others. And we are repeatedly exhorted to spread the Gospel, by Jesus Himself, & the apostles. He would not have done that, nor given the "Great Commission" if everyone were already predestinated with no chance to change it. I choose to believe 2 Peter 3:9 & NOT tiptoe thru the TULIP !
  15. We see from Jesus' parable of the rich man & the beggar Lazarus that the temporary abode of the souls of the dead is divided into areas called 'Abraham's bosom' or 'paradise', & an area called 'torments'. Jesus plainly said He & the repentant thief would be in PARADISE that day.
  16. The rapture cannot be called a return of Jesus. At that time, He won't come down to us; He will callus to Him. Nor did He return in 70 AD, as preterists say. He has come once when He was positively identified. When He came, pre-carnate, such as when He appeared to Joshua before Jericho as Captain of the Lord's army, He did not identify Himself as the Son of God. As for the rapture, I believe it'll occur shortly after the antichrist comes to power. He will have a ready explanation as to why millions of people vanished, that the world will buy. Also, there'll be little opposition to the mark of the beast. The great trib will begin immediately after the beast commits the "abomination of desolation", & it will be ended after about 3 years, & Jesus will return immediately after that.
  17. That's its actual meaning. The words are from a Norman Rockwell painting.
  18. I believe Col. 2:16 sums it up. If one wishes to observe saturday sabbath, fine, but don't expect others to, or criticize them for not doing it. Same for us who attend church on Sunday. Let us not criticize Saturday sabbath-keepers. "Each according to the dictates of one's conscience."
  19. I believe the next eschatological event on God's calendar will either be the Jews' building a new temple in Jerusalem, or the "beast/antichrist" coming to power. I believe those 2 events will be close together, so the beast can commit the "abomination of desolation" in the new temple. So, if you see a charismatic, super-popular man becoming a world figure & growing in power every day, look up for "your redemption draweth nigh." The rapture will be shortly before or shortly after the beast commits the AOD, before the great trib begins. The beast will have an explanation for the disappearance of millions of people, which the world will believe.
  20. Luke 23:43 answers that question beyond any doubt, as it's Jesus' own words. He went to the 'paradise' area of hades. His suffering was finished the instant His spirit left His human body.
  21. he was alive. After all, when he was back on land, he remembered God's original instructions to preach to the people of Nineveh. Also, I believe he preached a lot more than "Within 40 days shall Nineveh be destroyed". The Assyrians didn't harm madmen who weren't trying to harm anyone, so is Jonah hadn't said a lot more, he woulda been simply humored & ignored as a madman. He likely told the people some of Israel's history & how God had dealt with their enemies, & they knew it was true.(The Assyrians were a very-literate people.) And, he told them to worship God in sincerity, & perhaps He would spare them. However, as the story shows, Jonah was disappointed when God spared Nineveh, as Assyria was the Israelis' enemy.
  22. Nothing sinful about utilizing every legal tax loophole one can find.
  23. Dropping "Southern" is silly. "Southern" still means something from the South, & South is still a direction on a compass. We cannot undo what our ancestors who are no longer alive did in the past to other people who are no longer alive. Legal slavery in the USA has been gone for 8 to 10 generations. The idea of "reparations" for what happened 160 years ago is simply another New-Age-Liberal goofy idea.
  24. I don't see any Scriptural command for any non-Israelis to observe the Saturday Sabbath, except that the gates of Jerusalem were locked to itinerant merchants on Sabbaths to prevent their doing business with Israelis on Sabbaths. I believe it's as Passover-God said that any non-Israeli observing passover must follow all the rules He gave to Israel concerning it. But I believe the following Scripture applies to these, & other Israeli observances-Col.2:16 ""Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ."" However, I was wrong to criticize the SDAs for Sabbath observance, as they're following their conscience. (Even though it's shaped by Ellen White. They have plenty more false doctrines, beliefs, & policies to rightly criticize them about !)
  25. Well, then, why does a shadow move when the object casting the shadow does not move? Because the LIGHT SOURCE moved ! But in Hezekiah's case, the object casting the shadow moved-the sundial moved, along with the whole planet ! That's common sense! And, of course, the writer of "Kings" didn't know how God moved it.
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