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Today, I stopped for a burger, and decided to sit down to eat. I don't usually, but this time, I felt like celebrating. I had just deposited a very nice paycheck in my bank account.
So, I ordered and sat in a booth...
Right behind me sat 3 ladies, waiting for their food.
I couldn't help but hear everything they talked about.
Who they were discussing, I did not know, but everything they said was cutting and mean.
Then they mentioned another name, and the conversation continued to slice and dice people down to size.
When their food came, They said a few choice words among themselves about the ineptness of this establishment's management.
Suddenly, they all bowed their heads, and the most beautiful prayer thanking the Lord for...
I feel like I have a lot of doubts. I know intellectually God has to exist but it's like I have an unbelieving heart. I don't even fear hell like I should. It's like I have to watch my own heart harden and burn and I can't stop. I feel like God is done giving me chances. Not because He's cruel or has petty grudges but because of how deep my sins are and how unbelieving my heart seems to be. The heart is deceitful and wicked above all else, who can know it? I don't know what to do.
I've seen or heard statements like that for the past decade. As the years go by I hear it more frequently.
Although Ive heard this from all types of people, the common thread is that these people, a) think that statement is logically sound, and b) they think that they stand on some moral higher ground.
What say you? Is the title of this thread contradictory to what scripture teaches?
To this day, Christian baptism requires a person to solemnly" renounce the devil and all his works" and to accept exorcism. Rereading biblical and extra biblical accounts of angels, I learned first of all what many scholars have pointed out: that while angels often appear in the Hebrew Bible, Satan, along with other fallen angels or demonic beings, is virtually absent. Source: MY COPY of The Origin of Satan by Elaine Pagels, introduction xvi, Copyright 1995
So why does anyone even want to think there is a supernatural being such as a Satan that can never die and would have to be immortal if he was equal unto the angels and still lives after 6,000 years, when Luke says those that obtain resurrection Neither can they die any more: for...
Heaven: Is it a SPIRITUAL REALM?.. NOT the equal/opposite of "Hell"/"Lake of Fire": A SPIRITUAL REALHeaven: A SPIRITUAL REALM?.. NOT the equal/opposite of "Hell"/"Lake of Fire": A SPIRITUAL REALM?
NOTE: all citations are NASB
out of heaven...Hebrew 8064....shamayim / shamayin (Aramaic) ...as the abode of God
Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah
brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven,
Then "the angel of the LORD" called to Abraham a second time from heaven,
“He delivers and rescues and performs signs and wonders
In heaven and on earth,
Who has also delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.”
of heaven ...Greek 3772....ouranos...
realm "above" the "sidereal heavens",
the seat of order of things eternal (spiritual)
and consummately perfect where God and other heavenly...
Gunmen kill at least 26 Coptic Christians in central Egypt
Militants in military-style uniforms opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt on Friday, killing at least 26 people in the latest bloodshed targeting the country’s Christian minority, officials said.
I'm sure few of you even care. Cue all the folks that will try to make this about the Crusades, will blame America, or will make Islam and Muslims the victims by defending that Satanic ideology, or whatever foolishness they can find to ignore this, or whatever. Most probably won't even respond to this news at all. That's how these threads go, right? More Christians were killed by Muslims just for being Christian. You and yours are doing swell wherever...
This Daniel scripture says this:
Dan 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
The prophecy of Daniel is very important to understand for one who calls oneself a Christian. Christ referred to the prophecy as a very important event to those with understanding:
Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (whoso readeth, let him understand.
Desolation is a pretty big word for your "everyday Christian Church goer". Your folks believed, you had friends and relatives who believed, so what is the deal? Today is no different then...