What do you think about where we are in relation to Jesus coming again/Rapture?
Well, not a rapture person here so I cannot speak to that. How from from the start of the seals opening? Some say they already started in the last century. Some suggest WW 1 was the start. Israel is back, so we are closer. I feel the antichrist spirit is here in strength. I think what we are seeing in the world today is the spirit of the anti christ on the rise. The hate against Christians, the church, righteousness, the Word, and the church is certainly palpable.
Church doctrines are just echoes of faith. Spiritual truth is revealed into our hearts by the Spirit. There are no differences in out spirit faith. The Spirit doesn't reveal one truth into my heart and a contradicting truth into yours. In our hearts, our beliefs are exactly the same. I may have truth revealed that you have yet to receive, and vice versa. But those truths we share are exactly the same.
I think it is like the difference between learning traffic rules by reading the book and watching traffic. I would not want to learn to drive by watching traffic. No telling what you will come up with. I went to a "Driver's Ed" class in HS. The epistles are Diver's Ed. The book of Acts is watching traffic.
I think some of these ideas originate from the concept that "God is in control of everything." This brings on many errors and problems for faith. It causes many doubts to enter in and gives the devil a foothold in the lives of believers and potential believers. Don't get me wrong, God is completely sovereign and can intervene anytime He wants. But His activity is just that, interventions. Look at redemption, salvation, prayer, healing, etc etc. These are all interventions, not orchestrations. So the default "setting" for creation is that anything can happen. The biggest change for us is to realize that we have to be proactive in our prayer life and faith. Wrote a book a few years ago: "The 'God is in Control of Everything' Myth."
Well 1 Cor 13 says love believes all things. I read that to mean that if you believe something,it is because love is there. No love, no belief. If you need to believe something, throw some love in there. Just some thoughts.
Last post by flaglady - December 22, 2019, 12:34:54 pm
Is it really that long? My revised knee has been troublesome and still is. Am hoping the new year will be time for a change. Saw the surgeon a few weeks ago and he told me the surgery took 4½ hours and my new knee implants are HUGE !!!!
In the meantime, hope you all have a blessed Christmas and that in 2020, we will get to know our Lord and Saviour better and better.
Last post by Bryan - December 11, 2019, 05:52:45 pm
Im well. In a bit of a conundrum in my professional career.
I FINALLY got out of sales last week. I have a position with the State of Kansas as an Administrative Assistant. Well when I applied to that job I had applied to others, and another I actually preferred just contacted me about doing an on site interview. Peoblem for me is I just started this other position. Hard to pass up a chance for nearly 50% increase in pay.
Other than that, just surviving. I havent been well lately. Have nearly quit the worship team twice due to some mental conflicts. But Im trying to hang in there
Last post by jiminpa - December 11, 2019, 01:22:55 am
My youngest broke her wrist practicing competitive cheer in October, got the cast off of her arm on Friday, practiced Saturday and competed with her team on Sunday. They got second place and qualified for their state competition.