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Luke 17:34-35 34I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”
This verse is often used to show that a rapture of believers will occur. However, the more I read this, the more it appears that the one who is taken is the one facing judgment.
The previous verses in Luke 17:26-33 set the context of Judgment with examples of Noah and Lot. In the parallel account: Matthew 24:39 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
Those that are being judged were taken away.
The disciples asked a very interesting...
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that one must be baptized in order to be saved.
I believe that we should want to be baptized because we are saved and water baptism is not a part of being saved.
Now in thinking about this, I tried to find a Bible verse which tells us when Peter was baptized.
You see, the RCC claims Peter as their 1st Pope and the thought occurred to me that if we go with the RCC teaching that a man must be baptized in order to be saved and their 1st Pope has no record of baptism then according to their own teaching, Peter would not have been saved.
Now wouldn't that be a hoot????
Someone will try to use John 14 to say that that event was baptism. NO friends that will not work at all so please save us the argument...
The future Tribulation is one week, or seven years.3 It is Daniel's seventieth week of prophecy wherein the Antichrist desecrates the Temple in the midst of the Tribulation (Matt. 24:15; Dan. 9:27; 2 Thess. 2:4-7). Daniel wrote, "And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease."
There are seven salient points that attest it will be the Antichrist who will "confirm" Daniel's covenant for one future week, not Jesus Christ. First and foremost, is the fact that Christ never made any covenant, New, Mosaic, or otherwise, strong for seven years. But He works as does His Father, even to this day, declaring the New Covenant to all who will hear it...
Here is Wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number... Revelation 13:18
There are 31,102 verses in the KJV
The 16,257th vs. Psalms 139:17 How precious also are Thy Thoughts unto me, O God! how Great is the Sum of them!
Verse number: 1+6+2+5+7 = 21
Chapter:Verse: 1+3+9+1+7 = 21
The Word 'Sum' occurs 21 times in 21 verses in the KJV
There are a total of 66 books in the Holy Bible.
The Number sixty-six occurs in two verses
The First occurrence of the number "sixty-six" in a verse.
Genesis 46:26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were Sixty-Six; 72 - Hebrew Total 3858
The 3,858th vs. Numbers 7:7 Two...
Do all sinners get sick? How about those who dont sin, do they ever get sick? Is it possible that James 5:16 is actually referring to sin as an illness? Jesus refers to sin as an illness (Matthew 9:12) and Isaiah seems to do the same thing. (Isaiah 58:8)
James 5:16 Confess your trespasses[e] to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Luke 21:16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
Other than the antimissionary laws of israel,what other laws do you believe the Israeli goverment will pass calling for the imprisonment for Christians in Israel?
Four questions, four answers; then is there something common to all four?
1) Did God institute the office of High Priests? Yes, so clear from scripture.
Exodus 28:1 “Have Aaron your brother brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, so they may serve me as priests. 2 Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honor. 43 “This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants."
2) Did God institute the sacrament of Baptism? Yes, so clear from scripture.
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
3) Did God institute the sacrament of the Lord's...
The Birth of Jesus: Scripturally connected by Mt.24:30 and Rev.12:1-2
The essential factor in interpreting the symbol of Revelation 12:1–5 is the identification of the woman. What is John signifying by mentioning her? This much is certain: the woman in the first three verses is featured as being in heaven and both the Sun and the Moon are in association with her. After the dragon casts down a third of the stars of heaven (Revelation 12:4), the woman is then found on earth (verses 6 and 14). But the important factor is the birth of the man-child and the Woman’s relationship with the heavenly signs while she is symbolically in heaven. (The first three verses of Revelation 12 shows the Sun clothing her, the Moon under her feet and the...
I heard somewhere, that the Holy Spirit only convicts the world of sin and that once you are saved the Holy Spirit does not convict sin anymore... Where does this come from?
I am confused on this as I feel convicted of my sins more now that I am saved and I don't think or believe my sinful flesh would ever tell me to not sin or be more holy... Thoughts? (Please keep it nice no harsh debating)