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Mat 22:23-33 the Sadducees try and trap Jesus with counter-resurrection logic and Jesus proves them wrong. As Christians we believe there will be a resurrection
"34 But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together. " NASB
34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. KJV
So then just how did Christ "win the argument" in Matthew 22? In that chapter the Pharisees admit that "Jesus put them to silence" -- put the Sadducees to silence meaning that they had nothing to counter-with.... they had no counter argument left to them and thus before all the onlookers they were forced to be "silent" having no answer available.
And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”;
1.) All Israel will be saved is referring to ethnic Israel based on surrounding context.
As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers.
2.) Only the remnant of Israel is saved
And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved,
How is ONLY the remnant of Israel saved AND ALL Israel saved?
3.) Not all Israel is Israel
But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who...
For most of my Christian walk I believed that Jesus died for the elect a.k.a his sheep as said in John 10:7, John 10:11, , John 10:15, and John 10:26. Also in John 17 in Jesus's prayer to the Father he talks about saving the sheep and not the whole world. But there are other verses in the bible that begin to bother me like 1 John 2:2 where it says:
"He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world."
and John 3:16-17 where it says
" For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."
Well if Jesus...
I see a lot of people making hopelessly wrong statements about Revelation because they do not have a clue about the Book Of Daniel, and I mean this in the nicest possible way.
Daniel and Revelation interlock, and Revelation is the prophetic continuation of Daniel. That is why John is called 'the beloved disciple', because Our Lord was showing us that he is like Daniel, who was "greatly beloved" (Dan 9:23), a "man greatly beloved" (Dan10:19).
John wrote Revelation therefore because he is the prophetic successor of Daniel, just as John the Baptist succeeded Elijah.
We can understand Revelation to some extent without understanding Daniel, but it will be a limited understanding.
Blessings to all.
Whenever I debate atheists over the existence of God I think I do a pretty decent job, especially when we get on the subject of the creation of the Universe which I have read extensively about. However, I have to admit that I struggle when I debate people on why Christianity is better than the other major world religions. Some of that may be because I don't know enough about them. I have a few points to make but I always walk away from the debate feeling like I didn't make a good enough case. Please help me by telling me what you do in that situation. Also, if you know of any books that could help I would appreciate recommendations. I work with very well educated folks and desperately want to improve my skills in relaying to them why...
A few years ago I befriended the guy behind the counter at a neighborhood grocer in San Francisco. The man's name was Sirach (Yep, just like the Biblcal book), and he was from Eritrea. As it turned out, he was an Evangelical Christian. Over the weeks we conversed on a number of subjects. One day we got to talking about Enoch. Sirach mentioned that he read Enoch's book in his Bible. That really got my curiosity going. I know Ethiopian Orthodox have Enoch in their Bible but this Bible-blieving Protestant? I asked Sirach if he wouldn't mind bringing his Bible to work one day and the next time we talked I could check it out.
The next time I stopped in Sirach had his Bible with him. Now, I don't read Eritrean but with him translating the...
Two things that Christ and his Father value very highly are integrity and loyalty.
● 2Tim 2:4 . . As Christ's soldier, do not let yourself become tied up in the affairs of this life, for then you cannot satisfy the one who has enlisted you in his army.
● 1Tim 4:14 . . Focus upon the public reading of scripture, and to preaching and teaching.
MLK Jr was an ordained Christian minister. Had he remained faithful to his calling as per the two passages above, instead of abandoning his post for political activism, he might still be alive today.
The Greater Exodus
The gathering together of His People out of all of the nations where they have been scattered - The gathering together that the Thessalonians thought they had possibly missed. And Paul warned them that the gathering together was not going to happen until the man of sin is revealed.
2 Th 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Adonai YESHUA Mashiach, and by our gathering together unto Him, 2 Thessalonians 2:2-3
And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
As I Live, saith Adonai YHWH, surely with a Mighty Hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury...
The righteous will never be removed, But the wicked will not inhabit the earth.
The wicked are the ones taken away. the one is taken the other is left that Jesus spoke of.
They are taken to be fed on by the eagles which are birds of prey, where the body (carcass) is, there the eagles will gather together to feed.
This verse offers confirmation that the wicked are going to be dead, not alive, not inhabiting the earth, but the righteous will remain on the earth, they will never be removed from the earth. The earth will always have some righteous people living on the earth! At the ressurection, we will live with Christ on the earth, else why would God create new heavens and a new earth if no one would be living on it and...
I am enjoying an evangelical church and I have been told they usually street preach.
Am I supposed to molest strangers on the street? (Like " do you have a minute for Jesus?")
Preaching is what I am afraid of (What if headhunters remember me? If I meet some university mate on street?).
How was your experience?