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I read thru this verse recently and I have some difficulty with it.
Being a preterist, I am trying to fit this into 70ad and Revelation and was wondering how others have viewed it.
Translations are all over the place on it so I tried to translate it using a lexicon and Hebrew interlinear [ISA] and here is what I come up with. [I put strong's #s next to a few of the words in case others want to look them up]
Strong's Concordance with Hebrew and Greek Lexicon
Scripture4All - Greek/Hebrew interlinear Bible software
And this shall become the stroke<4046> which Yahweh shall strike<5062> all of the peoples which muster<6633> on Jerusalem
to rot<4743> flesh of him and he standing on feet of him
and eyes of him shall rot...
To anyone wanting to understand the position of so called Reformed believers like myself on various questions concerning the absolute sovereignty of God in all things:
The scripture says that God doesn’t take pleasure in the death of the wicked (or the just for that matter). In fact – it says quite the opposite. It breaks His heart.
What God takes pleasure in is the final resulting good that those deaths played a part in. In most things in life we cannot see what the final result is that God has decreed to be brought about by tragedy. We can surmise. But we cannot know for certain everything God is doing. Like Job’s friends – we may be way off the mark if we try to be dogmatic.
Examples from scripture have to suffice in most...
What is theology?
My favorite definition is the one supplied by Dr. John Frame. He says that theology is the application of Scripture to every area of life.
Some Christians say that theology is irrelevant or only causes division and therefore should not be our focus. But that's because they have the wrong idea of what theology is all about. Theology is imminently relevant, practical, and should bring about good unity and good division (separating heresy from orthodoxy and separating light from darkness).
Who can deny the need to do this kind of theology?
President Trump says he's cutting off FEMA money for California fires
President Donald Trump on Wednesday again threatened to cut off federal funds to fight California wildfires, saying the money is being wasted.
"Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen," Trump tweeted. "Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!"
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., responded that Trump's threat "insults the memory of scores of Americans who perished in wildfires last year & thousands more who lost their homes."
Pelosi said House Republican leader Kevin...
Trump walked out of shutdown meeting with Democratic lawmakers -Schumer
"He asked (House) Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi, 'Will you agree to my wall?' She said no. And he just got up and said, 'Then we have nothing to discuss,' and he just walked out. Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way," Schumer told reporters outside the White House.
tulc(found that interesting)
Hi there, my name is Victoria, and I am currently in Bible college and one of my current classes is Christian Theology and I am really confused. I am reading a book called Evangelical Theology written by Karl Barth, and I am just overall confused, what is theology? What is the point to theology?
Theology currently does not make any sense to me, is there any way that someone would be able to explain theology to me in a way that would make sense to me and help me understand what is going on. I have to read a bunch of the book, and tomorrow I have a quiz on a different theology book from the same class. I just do not know what to do as theology is seeming to make no sense to me. Thanks!
I recently signed up to take a class on the New Testament that gets into the history of the early church, the origins of the writings, etc. I read the first chapter in the textbook so far. The author makes it clear that he is only offering history and no leanings as to what the reader should believe about spiritual matters. I did some research on him and found out he recently declared himself an atheist after years of being what he referred to himself as a "liberal Christian". He even received a reward from the American Humanist Association.
He talks a lot about how the early Christians didn't agree with one another and there were several Christian belief systems because of this, and he also talks about how the apostles didn't...
What are the commandments now that we are supposed to keep (under the NC)...
And can anyone keep these on their own or in their own strength...?