Jump to content
Online Baptist


Independent Fundamental Baptist
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by 1Timothy115

  1. "As the King can never die, so His grace can never fail." C. H. Spurgeon Dabid dia charis.
  2. Welcome aboard! We surely have some topics come up that I hope will encourage your faith and draw you nearer to God's word.
  3. Yes, I agree that, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." [2 Timothy 3:12] however, to what degree all depends on the Lord. But, according to everything else I've read or studied and been taught, born again Christians will not suffer "great tribulation." I may see some tribulation, I think we all will, but not the seven years of of it from Daniel. The original question is what I wanted to find out more about but, I'm beginning to believe I have the answer. That answer being the inclusion of... There are so many key words in scriptures point
  4. Back on topic, I suppose there are no other scripture references which might shed further light on what these "fearful sights" and "great signs" coming "from heaven" might be besides... So, possibly that is the end of the original question... Yes, I will refer back to Isaiah and look closer at Thessalonians and the Revelation. But, I continue to think the answer is here in the 3 synoptic gospels. Thanks folks!
  5. Thanks everyone! I will look more closely at the text and do some comparative study. I was leaning toward verses 11 and 25 being much the same. I know this, Christ is speaking to disciples, he speaks of something disciples can see, from what vantage point disciples will observe is not clear to me. A couple things throw me from just a cursory look, 22 "For these be the days of vengeance," and 27 "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory." I've been taught and believe in the rapture of the church, I've become somewhat flexible toward the church see
  6. There is no parallel from the other gospels for the following quotation from Luke 21. Has anyone studied this, I'm trying to gather all I can. "and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven." [Luke 21:11] What will these "fearful sights and great signs...from heaven" be? Is the Lord speaking of Godly signs, man-made signs, or signs of deception by Satan? Or, is it in reference to Luke 21:25-26 and Mark 13:24-25? "and great signs shall there be from heaven; as comets and blazing stars, a flaming sword, or a comet like one, hanging over Jerusalem, and armies in th
  7. "Now, Reader, I have told my dream to thee; See if thou canst interpret it to me, Or to thyself, or neighbor; but take heed Of misinterpreting; for that, instead of doing good, will but thyself abuse:" J. Bunyan
  8. "commendable" is not in the KJV Bible this is a perspective from fallen mankind. Yes, the scripture I gave would tell us that no matter what glory we receive from the world "commendable" our hope [Titus 2:13] and portion [Psalms 73:26] is only in Jesus Christ. "our sufficiency is of God" "Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:" [2 Corinthians 3:4-12]
  9. Time will tell but, I believe you may be right. I hope Miranda will return and let us know how she personally is doing in the future.
  10. Different indeed. "Most Americans wouldn’t know how to survive being hindered by illness or disability." This story reminds me of Joni Eareckson Tada. Have you ever heard story of Joni's life or heard her sing, Alone Yet Not Alone? You know her husband had to help her breath so that she could sing that song. There are two ways to come out of disability, either bitterness or beauty. Many Americans are depending on someone other than Jesus Christ.
  11. Keep working on it you'll grasp it yet.
  12. I believe the prophet, I say prophet because the psalm had no author named, was speaking in regard to the law given to Israel. I also believe we see in the verses that follow... 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. 5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! 6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. 7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. 8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly. ...the prophet explaining mankind cannot keep the law and
  13. I can't agree this is the sense of this one scripture, alone by itself. I believe 1 Corinthians 1:21-25 and Romans 10:1-4 are to the contrary. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. [Matthew 10:33] Far too many Jews denied Christ. 17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 19 Thou wilt say the
  14. The reason why men do not look to the Church today is that she has destroyed her own influence by compromise. ~ G. Campbell Morgan (B. 1863- D. 1945)
  15. "Now, the blessed fact is that God is not silent and has never been silent, but is speaking in his universe." ~ A. W. Tozer Brings to mind a couple scriptures from the Psalms. "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork." [Psalms 19:1] "The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory." [Psalms 97:6]
  16. It is my firm belief that we Christians must use the Bible to evaluate sociological tools and not the other way around. It appears that ill-meaning groups would attempt to impose social engineering tools or systems on the Christian's Bible based practice of faith. I believe this effort formed under the administration of the 44th president and continues under the current administration. Case in point is critical race theory proponents desiring Christians to evaluate their Biblically held faith practice and doctrines in light of the new theories of "personal and systemic racism."
  17. The Lord has been good to me and I have decided after many months (actually since I had a mild virus in Dec. 2019) of observation and attention to outcomes that I will no longer wear the mask and will not consider having the covid-19 vaccine. I'm not tempting the Lord, I praise Him for the health and life I've had to date. I will praise Him eternally if He takes me home tonight.
  18. Bill, did you come up with this on your own or did the same medical and techno-medical-politicians advise you that advised President Trump on what actions to take?
  19. "Our evangelical faith (which I believe to be the true faith of Christ and His apostles) is being attacked these days from many different directions. In the Western world the enemy has forsworn violence. He comes against us no more with sword and fagot; he now comes smiling, bearing gifts. He raises his eyes to heaven and swears that he too believes in the faith of our fathers, but his real purpose is to destroy that faith, or at least to modify it to such an extent that it is no longer the supernatural thing it once was. He comes in the name of philosophy or psychology or anthropology, and wi
  20. I believe A.W. Tozer would agree with you.
  21. Welcome aboard. I have an SBC pastor friend in S. Tex. I met on line who I hope to meet personally this year. We both served in the Navy so we kind of hit it off on several points. I can fellowship with folks not called "Baptist" without reservation. After all its all about the relationship with Jesus Christ (shh...don't tell anyone but he was non-denominational) .
  22. Yep, me too! My Jewish blood component came through a grafting in process. "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;" [Titus 2:13]
  23. I had been using both or all three terms. I have had mixed opinions about what to call it. I also have friends who have adopted Chinese children and attend our church and I would never want to cause an offense. The fact remains, Jesus warned us against offending His children [Mt. 18:6-7] and Paul [Ephesians 4:29] admonished us, as well as James [3:10]. Altogether the principle is layed out in God's word very well. So, I'll take your comments seasoned with God's Word "that 'I ' may grow thereby:" paraphrase of 1 Peter 2:2. Thanks and I hope I have natural immunity to COVID-19.
  24. Much of what you've stated I'm beginning to lean toward. Also something you hinted at was a difference between tribulation (or great tribulation) and God's day of wrath. I do believe there is a scriptural difference in the two and it helps me to understand some of the Bible passages. Like you, I'm willing to be wrong on this and I agree with another comment that we won't know for sure until we're with the Lord in glory. It isn't a separation issue for me. I enjoy learning from and learning with others and being like an Acts 17:11 Berean.
  25. Thanks, I'm not sure where you're at but, as I stated its not going on around here, that I'm aware of. I have heard and seen comments about the Chinese leader hiding facts about the wuhan virus but not a general hate of Asians or Asian-Americans (Americans of Asian descent). I just heard about a U.S. House Resolution to condemn Asian hate crimes now the Senate has passed one... U.S. Senate passes bill to fight anti-Asian hate crimes (yahoo.com) Thu, April 22, 2021, 3:46 PM.
  • Create New...