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Do you think it possible for God to change any facet of himself such that some time later, than the beginning, he has improved any part of himself?
Scripture of course says the Son of God was made lower, so we can't doubt that God could "descend to a lower level" temporarily. And if he was lowered, it does not count for my question that when he undoes his lowering as an improvement.
Hebrews 2:9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Malachi 3:6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from...
If Jews don't worship someone who already fulfilled so many of the Messianic prophecies, why in the world would they worship the Dragon, the sea-Beast, and the image of the sea-Beast?
This reasoning also rules out Islam as the religion of the Antichrist (or whatever we want to call him). Ditto for Buddhism. I'm not super-up on my comparative religion, but off the top of my head the only major candidate religions, in this case, would be:
Hinduism (the sea-Beast will claim to be an avatar of a Hindu deity)
Transhumanism (the sea-Beast will claim to be an ascended human)
Christianity (the sea-Beast will claim to be an Incarnation of God)
Now it might be objected that the Antichrist/whoever will begin as a member of some other faith...
This bible writer said that God is an energy in desperate need for it and the fate of the Universe depends on our commandment keeping and that commandment keeping is giving energy to God somehow
but this is the plot for the Avengers movie against Thanos: Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
And the movie Thor: Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a...
Revelation 12 in chronological order:
Israel gives rise to the messiah; Jesus then ascends to heaven
Revelation 12:1-5 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. 3And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. 4His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. 5She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rulea all the nations with a...
There are some on this board who have been taught the occupants of israel and Jerusalem dwell in safety.
Zech 14:2 is reference to the war of Armageddon which says the city shall be taken and the women raped.Many will flee and go into captivity .
Zechariah 14:2 KJV: For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Scripture is clear for the word of God says after our Lord comes and fights against those nations that come against Jerusalem,then and only then will the occupants of Jerusalem dwell safely.
Zechariah 14:11 KJV: And men...
We see Judas used a lot in debates to show various plot lines.
One is we can lose our salvation because Judas was obviously “saved” and then rejected Christ. Yet Peter and the other Disciples ran on first contact with the enemy thus also betraying Jesus Christ. Therefore there were at least 12 deniers or those who took flight from the Messiah the night Jesus was arrested. Peter we are shown at least took up the sword and tried defending Christ. But later see that passion melt when he denied our Lord three times.
Yet Judas plotted with enemies to hand over Jesus. He then later regrets this decision and even through tears cannot believe Christ would forgive him and then kills himself.
Did Judas really believe the Kingdom of God was...
So there's debate over whether the Mark corresponds to "616" or "666." Now technically, my idea can be fit to either possibility.
So, the idea is, first, that the Antichrist will not be Jewish per se---there are too many different kinds of Judaism for that to be true as such, I think---but will represent a heretical offshoot. That is, he will not be thought of as Jewish by most Jews, but he will style himself so nevertheless, and "base" his false religion on his style.
Now I think there's something about the Antichrist changing the times and the laws or whatever, in our scripture, but I don't remember clearly. Let's say there is some kind of saying like that. It occurred to me today that the Mosaic Law equals 613 rules, or precepts,...
I feel there weren't any major issues regarding the use of Icons in the History of Christianity until Muslims appeared. I mean, we know how strict and severe Muslims are regarding images of any holy person and the issue happened in Eastern Europe (close to Muslim nations)
I feel the need to come here and post this thread because I can't find what I need anywhere else. I've prayed about this for weeks but nothing is changing.
Without going on for too long, let's get straight to the point...
For those of you who read my previous thread (I feel left out and lost) This is somewhat related to that.
A little over a month ago, I had a verbal altercation with a family member because he was constantly doing something that was bothering everyone at home, and so I decided to be the first person to speak up. I kindly and respectfully asked him to stop doing it because it was irritating everyone, and instead of apologising for it, I was cursed at, called insane, and was told that I was overreacting....
the 2nd commandment (Exodus 2:4) says "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth." The context is idol worship and I get that but for Israel this was a serious law and you didn't make statues of God or angels or demons regardless of it's intent because people of that time were predisposed to idol worship and the mere presence of one would be a strong temptation. The first commandment actually is talking about idol worship and the 2nd is about making idols.
Today the rules are different and if I have a little statue of an angel in my garden I am not in the least bit tempted to start worshiping it yet it is...