And just when you thought the world was over....the Left Behind
series--- there are 3 parallell series to enjoy: the kids, by the same authors, a series by Mel Odom and another by Nessa Hart. o boy!
Doesn't matter what you believe, these books are fun. I don't believe in witches, but I like the Harry Potter series. I don't believe in vampires, but I enjoy Dark Shadows.
posted on 03/27/2005 7:47:52 AM PST
I think you're right on target.
posted on 03/27/2005 7:48:26 AM PST
(If you eat mayonnaise on your hot dogs please don't talk to me.)
Wow...it took nearly six lines before the smoke of Satan (read that anti-Catholicism) reared its ugly head. I'm impressed.
Happy Easter! He is Risen! Alleluia!
posted on 03/27/2005 7:57:29 AM PST
(World Series Champion Boston Red Sox!! Has a nice ring to it.)
Pre, mid, and post..... What does it matter if you are not ready. I think sometimes people have way to much time on their hands. It is people like you who ponder 'if God can do anything can He make a rock to big to lift?"
Be ready...produce fruit and worry about the time table - not!
It is not for us to know the time or day..that is in God's hands. Our job is to be ready......making sure that everyone hears the Good News.
posted on 03/27/2005 8:02:46 AM PST
Who gives a rat's patootie if this denomination here, or that denomination there believes or disbelieves in a Rapture. As long my four, if no more does.
Real Christians would be better serves showing the pragmatic Gifts of the Spirit to amaze and astound the unsaved, rather than focusing on a future event.
posted on 03/27/2005 8:22:44 AM PST
(Multiple Tsunamis of Income)
Of course I believe in the rapture, it's Biblical. It's the SECRET rapture I have a problem with. This will be a worldwide event in which the heavens open up and there will be no mistaking that.
posted on 03/27/2005 8:42:17 AM PST
(Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
So they invented doctrines such as the preterus point of view to draw focus away
I believe you mean preterist
And yes it was invented by the Roman church by a Jesuit priest.
posted on 03/27/2005 10:51:26 AM PST
(Y'shua <==> YHvH is my Salvation (Psalm 118-14))
When the invention of the printing press revolutionized the world and made the bible available to just about every one that wanted a copy the Catholic Church had a problem. So they invented doctrines such as the preterus point of view to draw focus away from Rome in the end times.
It would help the author's credibility if he were at least somewhat accurate historically. The Amillenial(what the autor calls--preterus, a mispelling) view was one held by many in the early church after the 2nd century, and wasn't concocted by the Roman church as he asserts.
Out of the preterus point of view came the post and mid tribulation doctrines as well.
The historical premil position and post-mil positions have also been ones supported by various early church fathers, so his history is terribly inaccurate again.
The only view that is supported by the scriptures is the pre-tribulation.
A dubious claim at best.
posted on 03/27/2005 2:58:31 PM PST
("It is Augustine who gave us the Reformation."...B. B. Warfield)
The fact of the matter is rapture is a Greek word for caught up.
The fact of the matter is, it's not.
God forbid I would discourage anyone from bible study. At times, I find it extremely interesting. IMO, today is the day of salvation. My work takes me all around the midwest during the winter months, and the number of crosses (sites of vehicular death) along the highways and byways, is sobering. These signify people of all ages meeting an end to this life. Seek the Lord while one can, because you never know.........
posted on 03/27/2005 7:35:24 PM PST
(Acts 2:38,39....nearly 2,000 years and still working today!)
At the end of the millennial reign of Christ Satan will be loosened from his chains. Satan will lead his last rebellion on earth Revelations 16:14. Satan will rule again with the wicked.
Ummm, if we caught Satan, why would we let him go?
posted on 03/28/2005 8:55:34 PM PST
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