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Commenting on Hanegraaff's book, "Counterfeit Revival", James A. Beverley, professor of theology and ethics at Tyndale Seminary (formerly Ontario Theological Seminary) in Toronto, Canada, reviewed Counterfeit Revival in Christianity Today, and wrote that while the book "exposes some real excesses and imbalances in the current charismatic renewal movements", it is a "misleading, simplistic, and harmful book, marred by faulty logic, outdated and limited research". Other respected Bible teachers with doctoral decrees have described most statements in his book as "ridiculous". These prominent and reliable Bible teachers are far better qualified than Hanegraaff who does not even have have a College Degree, and his research into Revivals...
Daniel 9:24-25 clearly states "seventy weeks" if it was intended to be different, it would be written "four hundred and ninety years"
I'm fully aware of the weeks/years teaching, it's error.
Daniel 10:2-3 Daniel mourned and fasted for "Three Full Weeks" 21 literal days.
This "seventy weeks" 490 day period is future, and will start at Israel/Judaism's command to "Restore & Build" Jerusalem, that sees "Seven Weeks" 49 literal days of planning/preparation.
"Three Score and Two Weeks" or 434 literal days, will see the actual building take place, wall/street, in troubled time this will take place.
Armies will surround Jerusalem and will stop this building project, "Messiah Cut Off" as Israel/Judaism will be building for/unto their...
When Rome was sacked by the Visigoths people were concerned that it would be the end of Christianity. Since the time of Constantine, nearly 150 years earlier, Christianity had become so connected to the Roman Empire that it became difficult to imagine its existence without the empire. Ironic, because for the history of the church before Constantine, Christianity did just fine while being oppressed and persecuted by Rome.
This is an example of some of the negative side effects of aligning the Kingdom of Jesus too closely with any man made kingdom of this world. All of them will be shaken and pass away, but the Kingdom of Jesus will remain.
Is this a lesson from history that would be useful to the American church today? Why or why not?
This is why Billy Graham abandoned politics because he knew how entangled a person can get into it. I think that line about not being president perfect and that he's defending Christian values is going to bite us all in the back soon. The funny thing is Franklin has been friends with Trump since 2011, so I have a feeling this is why he can't bring himself to criticize the man.
I invite you to discuss the main theses of an interview with an outstanding American journalist and writer Dan Brown. No emotions, only the arguments "for" or "against", please.
"Look at the story: no god has survived the development of science. In ancient times we had a whole pantheon of gods needed to explain everything we did not understand, from tides to sunrise. Over time, science intervened, and it became clear that the tides had nothing to do with Poseidon, and lightning had nothing to do with Thor. And these gods began to disappear. My novel raises the question of whether we truly believe that today's gods will survive and retain their power over people in a hundred years, five hundred years, a thousand years"....
I might as well ask you "why does the wind blow". Because you do not know.
But give me your best guess.
No poll attached to this as this forum is primarily Christian, so it would not be fair.
And, yes, I do know the answer to this question. But, I will not tell.
Last week I pretty much spend the whole week just socialising and battling with my social anxiety. and I felt comfortable in social situations and was enjoying other peoples company. but that week I didnt read my bible, pray, or anything. and I also was falling back into sinful habits of the past...but my self confidence and happyness was never better...but I eventually started to feel "cold" inside and I felt I needed to sit down and confess...even though part of me didnt want to...well...as soon as I confessed I was overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety and depression....
Guys, why is it that I am happy when I forget about God?