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“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:21.
As we begin to discuss about the great tribulation, it is important we first understand the meaning of the keyword ‘tribulation’ as used in the opening text…
The word translated as ‘tribulation’ in the opening text, is from the Greek word ‘thlipsis’, meaning—pressure. It means pressure—either literally or figuratively. Other synonyms of the word tribulation as translated in the New Testament are: affliction, anguish, burden, persecution, and trouble.
All through the ages, since the fall of Adam and Eve, mankind has faced several kinds of tribulation and disaster. Some God-made—by his sovereign...
Where in the Bible does it say that "The Book" is the "Word of God"?
I see where Jesus Christ is the Word of God.
I see where God speaks the Word of God within the Bible.
I can see a declaration of historical facts as considered The Word of God.
But, where does it say that The Bible is the Word of God?
John saw a book, sealed with 7 seals, in the Father's right hand. Over time, he saw Jesus ascended into the throne room and take the book and then begin breaking seals.
This poses a problem: most people simply don't understand the purpose of the seals are to prevent anyone unauthorized from opening the book and starting the sequence of events that will eventually cause Satan to lose his place as the prince of this world. At that time the kingdoms are taken from him and given to Jesus Christ.
WHEN is the book opened, and WHAT is inside the book?
The book is opened in chapter 8, as soon as the 7th and final seal is opened to start the 70th week. What is inside? It is what we read in chapter 8 after the book has been opened. First...
Is the Church of Jesus Christ truly divided?
Catholics seem to be saying two things that I don't see how can be reconciled. They say:
(1) The Church cannot be divided. It is gifted with unity and will always be one, visible institution. Anyone who does not acknowledge the primary authority of the bishop of Rome of who does not submit to Roman doctrine is a schismatic and is not a legitimate church, as there is only one legitimate church. So there is only one true church. This can be found in RCC 813-816.
(2) But on the other hand, Catholics also say that Christians who profess the Christian faith and who have received baptism are legitimately justified and are legitimately Christians (RCC 818-819) and that Protestant Christians and...
My husband, who supports me financially because he didn't want me to work after we were married, often calls me names, puts me down, physically rough at times.
Yet for example at church, when he prays you can feel the anointing and everybody LOVE the way he prays.
I thought his prayers were supposed to be hindered if he doesn't treat me right.
How can this be? I don't wish him evil but how can He go from calling me stupid idiot etc.... one day to anointed praying the next.
He doesn't want to pray with me because he doesn't like the way I pray, so we've rarely prayed. Maybe 10-15 times at home in the last 3- 4 years. I feel rejected. I thought married couples should pray together
We have many good conversations about predestination. But we seldom define the degree to which predestination affects the universe and all.
At the least it appears many think God imagined the universe before he created it. Let it run its own course without his intervention. And then created what he saw. Making it unchangeable and therefore predestined to happen just as he foresaw it.
Another view, the most extreme says: God created all, including every thought and act of every creature in the universe when he created the universe. That not a grain of sand on the furthest planet shifts position without God who also created its path and movements in the appointed time.
Both extremes depend on God’s perfect knowledge. If God only...
my husband is stopping me from reading the bible as he is scared it will make my OCD .worse if i read it.
my husband feels i need to go to bible study before i read the bible .
its once a month on the first of the month and will not let me go to another churches bible study as he says ill get the meaning of them wrong .
and that only the church we go to at the moment knows the true meaning am not allowed to read the bible at all .
and its making me feel very depressed that i cant read the bible my husband is also my carer as well as i have mental health issues.
Halloween is very popular in the secular culture .
It kidnapped the Kids and subconsciously input the values of Satan.
Even the 'Treat or Trick " is very bad. It teaches the Kids to blackmail other people.
Many parents then are kidnapped by the Kids to follow the secular world.
I have to ask
You serve the Kid or you serve' the King'
You serve your son or you serve 'the Son'
With all the places that are legalizing dope I can't help but wonder what God thinks of smoking weed. I don't believe the plant itself is wrong, because CBD oil has helped a lot of people and can be useful for medicine, but I'm not sure about the THC part of it. THC is the part that gets people "high".
I look at it as, it is still a form of intoxication like drinking too much alcohol so it should be treated as such. I don't believe our bodies were created to "smoke" anything. Using weed as an escape from reality is wrong too and unfruitful. God does not enjoy drunkeness does He not?. I'd like to hear some other people's thoughts on dope.
Do you think smoking dope is wrong? Why or why not?
I never understood this. I'm not sure that I'm posting this in the right forum, because it's not a question about theology, it's more a matter of the heart. I just don't understand why people reject Christ even once they know who He is. That some are chosen, some aren't, isn't the question here. Because someone who we never thought would ever become saved could suddenly be saved, so who is chosen or not, who is a goat or sheep, etc. is not important.
When non-believers reject Christ because they don't know Him yet, because they don't understand Him or because they haven't seen a real Christian showing them the real Jesus, I understand that. No one can come to Jesus unless our Father calls them first, and no one can see Him without...