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1Timothy115

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    1Timothy115 reacted to DaveW in My friend   
    I miss the reasoned, godly voice and advice of my friend Alan.
    I miss his lessons posted here.
    I miss his input to the discussions.
    Mostly I miss his gentle advice, direction, and when necessary, rebukes.
    Pro 27:6(a)  Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
    Pro 27:17
    (17)  Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
     
    Although we never met face to face, I count him as a true friend, and look forward to the day when we do meet face to face, as we glory  in the Lord together.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Jerry in Fearful Sights!   
    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.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Fearful Sights!   
    Acts 2
    [19] And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
    [20] The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
    [21] And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
    Not the synoptic gospels but authored by Luke nonetheless.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Jerry in Fearful Sights!   
    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).
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in Fearful Sights!   
    Since I hold that Luke 21:11 is a summary statement that looks forward to the statements of Luke 21:25-26, and thus should be viewed in union with Luke 21:25-26 (as per my reasoning above), I would further hold that Luke 21:11, 25-26 are to be viewed in parallel with Matthew 24:29 & Mark 13:24-25.  Now, contextually Matthew 24:29 & Mark 13:24-25 seem to place these events AFTER the "great tribulation" (as per Matthew 24:15-28 & Mark 13:14-23) which is initiated by "the abomination of desolation" (as per Matthew 24:15 & Mark 13:14).  Furthermore, I would hold that "the abomination of desolation" is to be defined as that future event wherein the antichrist will sit "in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God" (as per 2 Thessalonians 2:4 & Revelation 13:1-18), which event seems to initiate the second half of the Tribulation Period (as per Revelation 12-13).  Thus I would hold that the events of Luke 21:11, 25-26, Matthew 24:15, and Mark 13:24-25 are to be viewed in parallel with the seven vial judgments of Revelation 16:1-21 (especially the fourth, fifth, and seventh).
    (Note: Although I acknowledge that the Book of Revelation contains a number of allegorical elements, I would view the prophecies therein to be a bit more "linear" than Brother Mike seems to hold.)
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Jerry in Fearful Sights!   
    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.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Jerry in Fearful Sights!   
    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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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Fearful Sights!   
    It's possible that some things taking place in heaven will be seen on earth during the Great Tribulation. Most notably Revelation 11:11-19. The world watches the slain witnesses ascend to heaven, they hear the voice of God from heaven declaring the kingdoms of the world now belong to the Lamb, there's thunders, lightnings, voices, and the temple of God opens and the ark can be seen. My guess since this passage states the nations of the world become angry at this is because they can see and hear it going on.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in Fearful Sights!   
    Brother 1Timothy115,
    I believe that contextually Luke 21:11 is a summary statement that looks forward to the statement of Luke 21:25.  Furthermore, I believe that contextually the phrase, "But BEFORE all these things," with which Luke 21:12 begins, places all that is reported in verses 12-24 as a contextual break between the report of Luke 21:11 and Luke 21:25.  As such, I would hold that Luke 21:12-24 reveals the events that will occur throughout "the times of Gentiles" (the time of the church age) as per verse 24; and I would hold that the report of Luke 21:11 & 25 (in union with one another) reveals events that will occur during the time of the Tribulation Period.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Ukulelemike in Baptist church destroys and kills a child's spirit   
    This church should have never been involved in a secular mess like doing a production of Annie. I seriously doubt this was an Independent Fundamental Baptist church. Why are you here, to accuse? Get into a godly church that preaches the word of God faithfully, stays out of foolish things like school plays, and just serve God. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to PastorMatt in Baptist church destroys and kills a child's spirit   
    Unfortunately, some churches do display this kind of behavior. Like Pastor Markle said, put your trust in God alone and not people.
    May I ask what hypocrites in the church have to do with your individual relationship with God? Your faith should be in God, not a pastor or people
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Quotations Anyone?   
    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.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Quotations Anyone?   
    “When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers.” ~ John Calvin
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Bouncing Bill in Quotations Anyone?   
    Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.
    Ann Lamott
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Quotations Anyone?   
    "I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell."
    William Booth
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    1Timothy115 reacted to BrotherTony in Quotations Anyone?   
    I have noticed that when I hear something that I should walk away from, if I decide to keep my mouth shut instead of opening it, I don't find my foot in it! 
    Martha Louise Lanius in speaking to a group of ladies at her home church several years ago!
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in if my people...   
    "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 with sweet reasonableness urges us to rethink our historic position, to be less rigid, more tolerant, more broadly understanding."
    THE WANING AUTHORITY OF CHRIST IN THE CHURCHES, A.W. Tozer
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Tools and the Bible   
    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."
     
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    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.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Hello, I'm BrotherTony   
    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) ✝️.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Hello, I'm BrotherTony   
    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) ✝️.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from Salyan in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    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.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to BrotherTony in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    I've got several nieces who are nurses, and a nephew=in-law as well. Two of the nieces who are nurses have had "the virus," but one doctor I know says that it's not a virus at all, but a bacteria that is in the lungs. He used to work for Mayo and did his internship at John Hopkins years ago, and he says that the information that he tried to put out was blocked by the CDC and the NIH, and WHO wasn't too happy with him either. He know several Italian doctors who stopped treating it as a virus and they had their patients recover within 48-72 hours instead of weeks. They still have some residual affects, but they're doing much better than those who have been treated for this as a virus. I'm weighing all the evidence, but I won't post which one I believe it is here. My wife and I believe we had it back in Dec 2019. We had bloodwork done, and the doctors couldn't really describe what they saw. They told us that it wasn't the flu, pneumonia or anything they knew of. They put us on antibiotics and we both were sick for about three weeks (thankfully my wife was off those three weeks for vacation) and recovered well. I know my BIL was just released yesterday from the Order of St. Francis hospital in Peoria, IL and they said he had "Covid Pneumonia"  and that he might need to be on oxygen for a while. He' seems to be doing fine without it. Antibiotics and aspirin.  I hate talking about this thing, but it keeps people in fear, and I hate to see people in fear. Everyone has a set time to die, and they're not going to go before their time unless the Lord decides otherwise.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Martyr_4_FutureJoy in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    I thnk someone told them that they had a virus.  However,  after
    Watching for over a year,  looking for anyone, anywhere, any doctor,  any scientists,  any virologist,
    to show by laboratory proof (medical proof without fraud or quessing)
    that they had any virus at all.   Three times this year alone , on Seniorsonly Club,
    the CDC published that NO ONE in the world has proven it is a virus causing any disease.   (and if anyone could, if anyone had the resources,  they sure would seem to be the ones to prove it or find it somewhere).
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