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  • EXCLUSIVE – Crysis: Boehner Plots to Stick as Speaker Until December!

    10/08/2015 9:14:58 PM PDT · 34 of 42
    unlearner to Rockitz

    Something wicked this way comes.

  • 5-year-old British boy cannot contain his excitement about becoming a big brother

    10/08/2015 9:08:55 PM PDT · 14 of 19
    unlearner to beaversmom

    Too cute.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • iPhone 6s VS Nikon D750 In 4K Video Shootout (with video)

    10/08/2015 11:08:55 AM PDT · 11 of 20
    unlearner to Uncle Miltie

    Cheaper in a relative way.
    If you need video production where multiple takes and the ability to quickly review what was shot, video is cheaper.
    Yours is hard to beat for image quality though. I’ll give you that.

  • Ten Year-Old Girl Raped by Muslim Man in Minnesota Elevator (Video)

    10/08/2015 9:09:34 AM PDT · 32 of 57
    unlearner to george76

    Interesting mention of the Somalian community as Somalians are mostly Muslim. I wonder if the girl was from a Muslim family. Sometimes these things are not brought to justice because the community hides them, but that was not the case here.

  • El Chapo Bounty On Donald Trump? $100M Reward Reportedly Offered By Mexican Fugitive

    10/06/2015 4:39:44 PM PDT · 5 of 44
    unlearner to Berlin_Freeper

    Trump: I will see your 100 million and raise you a billion.

  • Black Lives Matter asks state Dems for 'reparations'

    10/06/2015 3:04:01 PM PDT · 33 of 42
    unlearner to ColdOne

    Planned Parenthood should pay reparations.

  • Oregon orders re-education and asset seizure for Christian couple

    10/05/2015 2:32:40 PM PDT · 60 of 86
    unlearner to markomalley

    Far, far lesser abuses started the revolution.

    We have a right to defend ourselves against these abuses of power which have crossed a real red line.

    Use of force against this tyranny is 100% justified.

    The rule of law does not apply when the laws are illegal.

    Tyrants need to be held to account.

  • Cops: Teen Accused of Killing, Raping His Teacher Said 'I Became the Teacher' After Murder

    10/05/2015 2:10:54 PM PDT · 65 of 82
    unlearner to rfreedom4u

    “So what word am I allowed to be ‘set off’ by?”

    “Tea-bagger”. If you are charged with a crime against some snotty liberal who uses that word on you, and I am on the jury, I promise no amount of evidence will convict you.

    Do the rules of the forum require me to say this is tongue-in-cheek?

  • Ben Carson Shares the Reason His Views on Gun Control Changed… You’re Going to Love it

    10/05/2015 1:57:42 PM PDT · 21 of 27
    unlearner to E. Pluribus Unum

    Ben Carson is not the best candidate on the Republican ticket, but I intend to vote for him if nominated.

    Prefer Cruz, but looks like it is Trump for the win. Hopefully he will stay as conservative as he is talking and also pick a conservative VP like Cruz.

  • Pope says Church can't be 'museum', must be open to change

    10/05/2015 1:44:17 PM PDT · 61 of 96
    unlearner to 2ndDivisionVet

    “have the courage to change if that was what God wanted”

    A few hundred year late, but okay.

  • Obama Mocks Gun Rights Activist:"Crack Pot Conspiracy Theories"

    10/02/2015 2:45:50 PM PDT · 22 of 90
    unlearner to Biggirl

    Obama is an absolutist when it comes to promoting abortion and sexual perversion.

    The difference is these supposed “rights” are not enumerated in the constitution, but the right to bear arms is a right of the people.

  • Bush tells Trump to put on his 'big boy pants' (Supports Entry of Syrian "Refugees"/ISIS)

    09/30/2015 9:03:50 PM PDT · 149 of 199
    unlearner to McBuff

    That’s a keeper.

  • Ted Cruz tells his supporters he's 'dropping out'

    09/30/2015 8:37:30 PM PDT · 71 of 72
    unlearner to greedo

    “Shoot the messenger” does not really apply when you are delivering message about your own opinion.

    Neither you nor I know for sure what Ted Cruz’s future holds, but regardless I will support him as the most conservative candidate for president. He is my first choice as I think most Freepers agree.

  • Ted Cruz tells his supporters he's 'dropping out'

    09/30/2015 6:09:57 AM PDT · 56 of 72
    unlearner to greedo

    Apparently you don’t get it.

    Cruz has no connection, control, or say over this PAC. If he did, he would be doing something illegal and would be criminally prosecuted.

    Just an act of coordinating the best TV ad placement between his presidential campaign and that PAC is criminal by law. He has no say over what they do.

    He does not need to “disavow” or “plead ignorance”.

  • Ted Cruz tells his supporters he's 'dropping out'

    09/30/2015 5:36:24 AM PDT · 54 of 72
    unlearner to greedo

    The “Ted Cruz” Super PAC is not run or controlled by Cruz. In fact that would be illegal.

    So I reject the premise of your question.

  • Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

    09/30/2015 5:32:19 AM PDT · 43 of 63
    unlearner to Berlin_Freeper

    Shame on you Rand Paul for advocating “decorum” over attempts to stop the dismemberment, murder, and selling of body parts of innocent babies.

    We don’t need to be polite to these serial killers.

  • Is It Better to Adopt a Rubio Staffer, a Kitten, or a Water Buffalo?

    09/30/2015 5:14:03 AM PDT · 25 of 50
    unlearner to Slings and Arrows

    A kitten because...
    everybody’s got a water buffalo.
    (Yours is fast, but mine is slow.)

  • Dallas Morning News Uses Clockboy’s Story to Further Leftist Agenda, Smear Conservative Mayor

    09/29/2015 4:56:14 PM PDT · 32 of 34
    unlearner to Michael van der Galien

    “My dream is to raise consciousness against racism and discrimination.”

    I fully support his doing so...

    in Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and many other places where these are serious problems.

  • Green Beret Discharged for Body-Slamming Alleged Child Rapist Breaks Silence,

    09/28/2015 4:02:00 PM PDT · 79 of 104
    unlearner to robowombat

    “Vigilantism is illegal in the United States and should not be condoned elsewhere,” Johnson wrote. “We should do our best to ensure that the accused is brought to justice legally and fairly — we should never take the law into our own hands (as Martland and Quinn did).”

    That may be part of the problem. There is a point at which those in charge are doing things worse than if there was no rule of law at all.

    Perhaps vigilantism is needed there... and here.

  • Planned Parenthood Paid Protestors Who Threw Condoms At Carly Florin

    09/28/2015 3:41:06 PM PDT · 8 of 14
    unlearner to Biggirl

    It defies all common sense that in a democratic form of government could give tax dollars to an organization that in turn uses those dollars to influence voters or the democratic process in general.

    Meanwhile we have tax exemptions denied or delayed for legitimate political organizations, and people like Tom Delay are prosecuted on trumped up charges.

    Of course I guess it unrealistic to think a baby murdering organization and the sympathetic politicians would actual respect the rule of law or basic morality.

  • Obama Warns Christians: Gay Rights More Important Than Religious Freedom

    09/28/2015 8:29:29 AM PDT · 48 of 81
    unlearner to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    Didn’t know there was an enumerated right that takes precedence over our first one.

    “Gay” rights are those among the secret enumerated right #0 written in invisible ink and only decipherable with a secret decoder ring by those privileged to have it among the black robed tyrants on the Supreme Court and other lawless individuals in the executive and legislative branches.

  • Prostitution, porn, and abortion: three sides of the same coin

    09/28/2015 7:17:13 AM PDT · 6 of 10
    unlearner to wagglebee

    Good article though mostly preaching to the choir here. However, there are some libertarian minded Freepers who defend prostitution and pornography.

    The article does not mention the destruction that these things cause to men and boys. These are crimes against women, children, AND men — all of humanity. And though some people are victimizers, they are also victims in some sense or another.

    We feel sympathy for the defenseless who are victims, but often these are the same ones who later become the perpetrators. For example, the woman barking orders at the young girl was quite possibly a victimized young girl herself at one point.

    Only through people responding to the Gospel of grace can this cycle of sin be broken.

  • My Dad is going to die

    09/28/2015 7:03:52 AM PDT · 94 of 175
    unlearner to Lucy Hamilton

    Prayers to God for you both.

  • Group Claims Armed Citizens Have Killed More Americans than All Wars Combined

    09/27/2015 3:15:02 PM PDT · 28 of 62
    unlearner to rktman

    As long as people want to rob us of our right to self defense, guns have not killed nearly enough.

  • please pray for us

    09/26/2015 6:04:10 PM PDT · 80 of 210
    unlearner to patriciamary

    Praying for God’s help and comfort for you and your daughter.

  • The conservative poll Donald Trump could not win

    09/26/2015 4:49:56 PM PDT · 96 of 181
    unlearner to VinL

    This is a good reason for Trump to pick Cruz as his VP. He needs stronger support among this cross section. Cruz is more closely aligned with Trump than any other candidate.

  • bill-clinton-blames-g-o-p-news-media-for-wifes-email-woes/

    09/26/2015 4:17:43 PM PDT · 19 of 58
    unlearner to Hojczyk

    “I have never seen so much expended on so little”


  • Ted Cruz' Cynical Play For Islamophobic Obama Haters

    09/22/2015 8:46:50 PM PDT · 6 of 44
    unlearner to 2ndDivisionVet

    Alleged Christian. Kim Davis went to jail for being a Christian. Obama is only allegedly a Christian. News media should know better than to outright state someone is guilty of a crime like being a Christian without having been convicted or at least held in contempt by a judge.

  • Why are there whale fossils in California mountains?

    09/22/2015 2:30:02 PM PDT · 109 of 169
    unlearner to roamer_1; navyguy

    This may be the passage you are thinking of roamer:

    Psalm 33:7
    He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
    He lays up the deep in storehouses.

    Here are some other relevant passages:

    Genesis 1:6-8
    Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.

    The firmament mentioned above is the first heaven, which is the sky. Second heaven is outer space. Third heaven is the heaven of heavens which is where God’s throne is. Clearly, at creation God placed water above the atmosphere.

    Genesis 2:5
    before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;

    Genesis 7:11
    In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

    Genesis 8:22
    While the earth remains,
    Seedtime and harvest,
    Cold and heat,
    Winter and summer,
    And day and night
    Shall not cease.

    The passage above shows the seasons began at the flood. Other things changed such as granting people to eat meat for food, instituting the death penalty for murder, and the shortening of the natural human life span.

    2 Peter 3:5-6
    For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.

    The expression “out of the water and in the water” above refers to the earth having oceans and seas (and also before the flood something called the “great deep”) and a mass of water above the earth (i.e. above the atmosphere.

  • Why are there whale fossils in California mountains?

    09/22/2015 12:30:26 PM PDT · 85 of 169
    unlearner to navyguy

    Before Noah’s flood, there was a large amount of water above the atmosphere which may have taken the form a ring. There was also more water below the surface of the earth than there is now. That is where the water came from.

    Before Noah’s flood, there were no seasons. During the flood, the axis of the earth changed. This resulted in water congregating in the polar ice caps. If the ice caps were to melt, the earth would flood again.

    But God promised not to allow that to happen. He has reserved the final judgment of the earth to be by fire rather than flood.

    All of this is in the Bible. (The polar ice caps are not specifically mentioned, but the gist of what I am saying is from the Bible.)

  • George Clooney Considering Backing Biden Over Hillary Clinton, Hollywood Sources Say

    09/22/2015 12:22:50 PM PDT · 51 of 62
    unlearner to lbryce

    Hollywood does allow different political views after all.

    Even big stars can a differing opinion about which Democrat to support.

  • Get Ready to Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    09/21/2015 3:36:45 PM PDT · 17 of 19
    unlearner to pabianice

    As I have said before, the planned Dem ticket is Biden-Obama (Joe Biden and Michelle Obama). Obama can control whether Hillary goes to prison.

  • Lindsey Graham: I Would Have Stood Up To Muslim Questioner

    09/20/2015 5:37:26 PM PDT · 19 of 101
    unlearner to ScottWalkerForPresident2016

    “I don’t question his patriotism, I don’t question his origin of birth.”

    This is what got us in trouble.

    Odd how guys like him and McCain seem to save their greatest outrage for members of their own team and are willing to really fight against conservatives but never liberals.

    Reminds me of how Obama and company treat the tea party and Fox News like enemies and state sponsors of terror such as Iran like friends.

  • Castro praises Pope's anti-capitalism stance

    09/20/2015 4:41:32 PM PDT · 19 of 49
    unlearner to SeekAndFind

    “turned money into its idol”

    Money has been an idol long before it went global.

    Socialism is built on envy, greed, and theft. These go hand in hand with persecution of believers, abortion and other forms of murder, and all the trappings of a tyrannical state. Castro is living proof.

  • Why Hispanics are thanking Trump: Comments will drive huge numbers of angry voters to the polls.

    09/20/2015 4:30:08 PM PDT · 21 of 73
    unlearner to SeekAndFind

    “playing to the worst element of American society”

    Worse than the rapists and murderers who came here illegally?

    You get angry and go to the polls, and so will we.

    Thank you? No, thank you.

  • [Satire / Hoax] How Can I Convince My 3-Year-Old They’re Transgender?

    09/20/2015 2:43:27 PM PDT · 30 of 64
    unlearner to SamAdams76

    The fact that we are not sure begs the question if it really matters and underscores the reality that our republic is collapsing before our very eyes. (I think it is a hoax more so than satire.)

  • Full Bodied, Flame Grilled: Burger King Chain Launches Whopper Wine

    09/20/2015 1:29:47 PM PDT · 21 of 22
    unlearner to corbe

    Racist humor is not appreciated.

    Note the following which appears every time you post on FR:

    “Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.”

    While I would rather not waste time replying to such comments, I feel the need to let the rest of the world know that racism is NOT representative of FR.

    Most people like fried chicken, not just blacks.

    The right to bear arms is not simply about protecting our families from black thugs. Guns do not discriminate against the skin tone, language, or nationality of a criminal. And protecting ourselves against tyranny from our government in which blacks are still a minority is even more important than being able to safely eat a Whopper at Burger King.

  • Where are the Dead?

    09/20/2015 8:47:40 AM PDT · 47 of 47
    unlearner to American Faith Today

    Human beings are composed of body, soul, and spirit. These are distinct.

    Destroy does not mean annihilate.

    Sin has corrupted mankind’s ability to discern right from wrong and justice from injustice, at least to varying degrees.

    What seems fair to you or anyone else does not really matter. God can and will do as He chooses.

    God speaks as to the torment of the Devil in the lake of fire in the same language as those who are appointed to eternal life. Eternal life is given, not because it is fair or because finite good works deserves infinite reward. It is because God ordained it so that those who believe inherit eternal life.

    There is eternal life and eternal suffering. The judgment of eternal torment was made for the Devil and his angels. God made a way to escape the judgment of death that He pronounced on mankind. This escape is through faith in Christ’s payment on the cross for our sins and becoming partakers of the power of His resurrection. Those who trust in Him receive the gift of eternal life. Those who remain in unbelief and reject Christ will incur His eternal wrath.

    Matthew 25:41
    Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, “Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”

    Saying that eternal torment could mean temporary torment is foolishness based on conjecture. It is quite similar to the Devil telling Adam and Eve, “You shall not surely die.”

    God is good and merciful toward those who are His own. But He is also fierce, powerful, and severe in His wrath toward His enemies.

    John 3:36
    He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

  • Spain’s conservative ruling party leaders attend gay wedding

    09/19/2015 8:14:43 PM PDT · 30 of 31
    unlearner to Olog-hai

    “Spain’s conservative ruling party leaders attend gay wedding”

    By definition, they are NOT being conservative when they are attending a gay wedding.

  • Christ is our only hope – Syrian Christians pray for miracles amid Islamists' carnage

    09/19/2015 8:08:04 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    unlearner to NYer

    Isaiah 17:1
    The burden against Damascus.
    Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
    And it will be a ruinous heap.

    Let the Christians flee from Damascus.
    Let ISIS have it.
    Let Damascus become their base of operation and then their graveyard.

    Lord, please have mercy on your people and destroy the wicked.
    Lord, behold the evil deeds of ISIS and their mockery against You and Your Son, Jesus of Nazareth, and destroy them.

  • Where are the Dead?

    09/19/2015 4:37:25 PM PDT · 40 of 47
    unlearner to American Faith Today

    Some on this forum place their intellect above the Bible. There is clearly an eternal torment specified in scripture:

    Revelation 20:10, 15
    The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever... And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

  • Obama invites pro-abortion nun, gay bishop, transgender female to meet pope (Christian, Jeb??)

    09/19/2015 7:00:11 AM PDT · 26 of 36
    unlearner to cotton1706

    The pope should cancel his meeting with the president and instead meet with pro-life and pro-family leaders.

  • Bill to Give Legal Protection to Babies Born-Alive During Abortion Passes House

    09/18/2015 12:23:11 PM PDT · 11 of 16
    unlearner to SeekAndFind

    “interfere with the sacred doctor-patient relationship”

    Sacred? See, abortion is part of the RELIGION of the left. We should not be funding their religion.

  • Ayotte to Cruz: What’s your shutdown endgame?

    09/17/2015 4:09:54 PM PDT · 38 of 42
    unlearner to VinL

    Both parties should be far more worried about what will happen to them after Revolution 2 than a little so-called shutdown.

  • Obama doesn’t defend innocent students if their name isn’t Mohamed

    09/17/2015 3:57:28 PM PDT · 25 of 31
    unlearner to grundle

    From the looks of the photo, the kid’s “science project” had exposed 120VAC wires which could have started a fire or electrocuted someone. But by all means, make a celebrity out out of him. /s

  • Biden: Trump's 'sick' message is xenophobic

    09/15/2015 8:11:17 PM PDT · 35 of 76
    unlearner to E. Pluribus Unum

    Tired of being lectured on morality by perversion promoting, baby killing liberals.

    They need to go somewhere else to impose their leftists religion in which they load men with burdens heavy to be borne and do not lift a finger to carry them.

  • First Human Head Transplant Date Officially Set For 2017

    09/15/2015 5:22:29 PM PDT · 48 of 66
    unlearner to lbryce

    Shouldn’t this be called a full body transplant?

    Straight out of X-Files.

  • Is 7-year biblical 'Tribulation' about to start? (Shemitah, blood moons and signs)

    09/15/2015 2:14:31 PM PDT · 141 of 148
    unlearner to MHGinTN

    Yes, I know. The place He is preparing will come down with Him LATER, when He returns to set up His kingdom on earth.

    Revelation 21:1-4
    Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

  • Is 7-year biblical 'Tribulation' about to start? (Shemitah, blood moons and signs)

    09/15/2015 1:25:45 PM PDT · 138 of 148
    unlearner to MHGinTN

    “You are contradicting your own post: ‘We see an uncountable multitude from all nations coming out of the Great Tribulation.’”

    Some of these things are both hard to understand and hard to explain. I believe the fifth seal IS the Great Tribulation. That is, the Great Tribulation is primarily about persecution of believers. That persecution includes martyrdom. Two distinct characteristics of this particular tribulation other than its severity will be it beginning with the abomination of desolation and the apostasy of a large number of professing believers.

    When you compare all of the passages together, a more clear timeline emerges. The Great Tribulation begins with the abomination of desolation and ends with (or ends immediately prior to) the signs in the sky of the sixth seal. Christ will return right after these signs in the sky. His return is another sign in the sky as well. At this point the Day of the Lord begins.

    Revelation 7 describes those who have “come out of the Great Tribulation” and stand before God. That is, these are those who survived the Great Tribulation (5th seal). They also lived through the events of the sixth seal.

    Remember that Revelation 6-8 describe some events which are concurrent but happen in different places. They take place on the earth and in the first, second, and third heavens.

    So it is not contradictory to say that aspects of the Great Tribulation and Day of the Lord are described in all three chapters as well.

    “The reason God allows the strong delusion is BECAUSE the Rapture is not a secret to those who are not taken.”

    By secret I do not mean that people left behind do not notice the missing people but the idea that Christ will not be visible to them when He returns at the rapture. I do not think that idea has any support.

    “the Rapture will clarify the two comings of Jesus, in the Air then later, at the end of the Great Tribulation as He sets foot again upon the Earth”

    I agree that there are two aspects to the second coming. In one case He meets the elect in the air. In the other His feet touch on the Mount of Olives, and it splits in two. In the first, the elect are gathered. In the second, the wicked are gathered and removed from the kingdom. The difference between our belief on the matter is that I anticipate the first aspect to come after the Great Tribulation but before the Day of the Lord. And the second aspect will happen at the end of the Day of the Lord. The significant difference being that for me the Great Tribulation is not the entire second half of Daniel’s seventieth week.

    “The key is His assurance that He is preparing a place THERE, not here, to receive us unto Himself, BEFORE the hour of testing”

    The main point is that we will be with Him whether in Heaven or on earth. The place He is preparing will be coming down from Heaven to the earth when He establishes His kingdom.

    What He promised those in Philadelphia was to “keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world”. The Greek word which means “to keep” here is distinct from being saved from something in such a way as to be removed from it. So it is not a promise to be taken out. You can compare the Greek words in this passage with 1 Thessalonians when Paul wrote that Jesus “saves us from the wrath” to come, and also where Christ prayed for us and asked “not that You would take them out of the world, but that You would keep them from the evil one”. The word for “keep” there is the same as the message to Philadelphia. We will be saved from wrath by being taken completely away from it. We will be kept through the tribulation but not necessarily taken out of the world to escape it.

    “Thankfully, our disagreement is of zero impact upon our Salvation in Him and our Deliverance, so when we are ‘departed’ into the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, we will be grinning like Cheshire cats over the settled issue. See you in the clouds”

    Agreed. See you here or there or in the air. ;-)

  • Is 7-year biblical 'Tribulation' about to start? (Shemitah, blood moons and signs)

    09/14/2015 8:37:58 PM PDT · 132 of 148
    unlearner to MHGinTN

    Like I said before, the pre-trib position has an internal logic and consistency but I challenge you to support your assertions from scripture. I don’t mean that as an insult. If you can support them I will change my view. I have looked for the support and cannot find it. I do not know the Bible or its meaning perfectly, so it could be there and I have missed it, but I cannot accept it otherwise.

    “There are no signs to create an anticipation of the day or hour of the coming of the bridegroom for the bridal party, to go back tot he Father’s House.”

    The Olivet discourse which contains the seven signs I posted earlier is part of a larger narrative that includes Matthew 25 in which we are told of how Christ’s return will be like a groom arriving to pick up the bride. Also, this verse is significant:

    Matthew 24:36
    But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only

    Two Hebrew idioms are referenced. Not knowing the day nor hour refers to the feast of trumpets. It is the one feast out of the seven prescribed feasts which begins on a new moon and required two witnesses to testify to seeing the new moon. Other feasts were planned for by the calendar, but this feast required flexibility because no one knew for sure the exact hour and day it would begin. But they did know approximately. The other idiom referenced is that a Jewish groom did not know exactly when the wedding would begin because his father had to inspect the home he prepared and decide it was ready. So the groom would reply that he did not know when the wedding would begin, only his father knew.

    “the Church will be in opposition to the Jewish evangelists, since it has been the job of the Church during this pause in the weeks of Daniel to evangelize humankind”

    The Jewish evangelists before the rapture are part of the church, so there is no opposition. Israel will repent when she sees Christ at the rapture.

    Zechariah 12:10
    And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.

    Compare with this:

    Revelation 1:7
    Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

    The 144,000 Israelites are sealed after the Great Tribulation ends and the Day of the Lord begins. This is in Revelation 7. Christ returns, the Church is raptured out, Israel repents (feast of trumpets is followed immediately by feast of atonement which is a time of repentance). We see an uncountable multitude from all nations coming out of the Great Tribulation. How do they come out? There is no indication they die. But suddenly they are in God’s presence.

    “[Jesus] was going to prepare a place for them [the disciples] in His Father’s House and would come to get them so that they could be THERE with Him, not here, THERE”

    This will happen beginning with the events of Revelation 7.

    It is after the seven signs but before the end / day of wrath.

    Try to support each of your points with specific Bible passages. I think you will find that how you interpret them will begin to contradict itself.

    For example, where does the Bible support a secret rapture?

    Or does second Thessalonians 1 refer to the rapture of the church or Christ’s coming at a later time? If later, then how is it that this is when the believers will enter into rest? If it is the rapture, how is it that He will come with angels executing fiery judgment?

    If you compare the Olivet discourse to Revelation 6-8, you will see that there will be signs in the sky, Christ will return and take His elect who survive the Great Tribulation, then the angels will begin to pour out judgments of fire on the earth just as God did to Sodom after Lot’s family was taken out by the angels.

    My timeline is taken straight from the pages of scripture. Take a look at the Olivet discourse and the seven signs. Now try to reconcile this with Revelation. There is one and only one possible alignment of these passages. The signs in the heavens (sixth seal) happen immediately after the Great Tribulation (fifth seal). There is given in these four passages a sequence of events unique in human history. They must refer to the same events. When does Christ return? Immediately after the heavenly signs. Where in the narrative of Revelation does this match and correspond? The end of Revelation 6. Then we see tribes of Israel sealed, sudden appearance of uncountable believers before God, and then angels pour out fiery judgments.