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To: Seven_0
HI again!

I think I understand Matt 24:39 a little differently.

It seems to me that the subject of discussion - and the reason for the comparison between the two time in history - is the suddenness and unexpectedness (not sure that is a word) of our Saviors appearance. Note:

Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Mat 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Mat 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Mat 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Mat 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

It is good to chat with you again - I guess I've been away on creation/evo threads too long!

GE
41 posted on 02/25/2006 7:34:45 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: GrandEagle; Seven_0

HI again! I think I understand Matt 24:39 a little differently.

It seems to me that the subject of discussion -
and the reason for the comparison between the two time in history
- is the suddenness and unexpectedness (not sure that is a word) of our Saviors appearance. Note:

Mat 24:3 6 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

................. GE 41 posted on 02/25/2006 8:34:45 AM MST by GrandEagle

Interesting that the only day that we know not the day or hour is G-d's Feast of Trumpets.
It is the first day of Tishrei( this year it begins at sundown on the September 22, 2006)

b"shem Y'shua
46 posted on 02/25/2006 8:07:15 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Trust in YHvH forever, for the LORD, YHvH is the Rock eternal. (Isaiah 26:4))
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To: GrandEagle
It seems to me that the subject of discussion - and the reason for the comparison between the two time in history - is the suddenness and unexpectedness (not sure that is a word) of our Saviors appearance. Note:

What would the thief in the night do if every eye sees him? He is only successful if no one sees him. Scripture does not come right out and say that there are two events, just as the Old Testament does not come out and say that Christ would come twice.

For me, pre-trib answers this question, but it does not leave me with no questions. By now you have probably noticed that each of the various passages of scripture used, has at least two interpretations, one for each side of the debate. I believe that God intentionally gave the scripture as written so we would need to continually search the scriptures for tiebreakers. I also believe that Israel is one of these tiebreakers, and the data are still coming in. If we look closely, we can see the hand of God in the world today.

The idea of a pre-tribulation rapture is closely tied to the restoration of Israel. Their blindness, (they can't see Christ) continues even as the storm clouds gather. Though Israel has rejected Christ, he has not rejected them. Perhaps this is God's way of showing us who he is, for if God rejected Israel, what is to stop him from rejecting me.

Seven

50 posted on 02/25/2006 8:48:56 AM PST by Seven_0 (You cannot fool all of the people, ever!)
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