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Rant
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1/25/2015 10:33:56 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Paul, in his second letter to Timothy (2 Timothy 3:1-7) warned that in "the last days" perilous times would be marked by men who, although they appear godly, would in fact be dominated by their lustful desires; lacking the ability to understand truth. And Peter, in his second epistle (2 Peter 2:1-3) describes these men as false prophets and false teachers who unfortunately will exploit many, leading them away from truth into destruction.
John writes (1 John 2:15-28) a warning to believers about these false teachers and false prophets, describing them as having at one time appeared to be followers of Christ, but in truth, they had not accepted by faith, His identity and gift of eternal life. Again, they are described as having a desire to turn people away from the truth of who Jesus Christ is, and what the Father wants for His children.
This is the conflict we are in today. There are many standing in pulpits around the world who are teaching psychology, materialism, socialism, environmentalism, deism, pantheism, and even atheism. The truth of the gospel is better than any of these teachings. There are those who are teaching that God is love and that Jesus loves you, yet avoid the subject of sin and the need for repentance and sanctification.
And there are still others who seem to have their theology about half right; yet they deny God"s future plan for Israel, the Rapture of the church, the reality of His millennial reign, or His literal Second Coming (therefore making half right, ALL wrong).
The truth of the gospel is very simple. Jesus came the first time as the Son of Man born of a woman. Fully man and fully God. He lived a sinless life in order to pay our sin debt on the cross at Calvary. There He died crying out, It is finished; was buried, on the third day rose from the dead, walked among and taught His disciples for 40 days, before ascending to heaven, where He sits at the right hand of His Father.
Today we await His imminent return for His church, and His Second Coming in power and great glory to bind Satan and destroy his armies. The truth of the gospel isn"t about how God can be a blessing to our lives, it is about the fact that because of what He has done for us, we need to be blessing Him with our lives.
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1/25/2015 10:51:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
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1/25/2015 10:53:26 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 10:47:44 AM, Rant wrote:
Debate me that I am wrong! and this is a forum of religion is it not?

You typically don't respond when someone disagrees. You are not interested in debate. Let's not call your posts anything other than what they are: preaching.
This thread is like eavesdropping on a conversation in a mental asylum. - Bulproof

You can call your invisible friends whatever you like. - Desmac

What the hell kind of coked up sideshow has this thread turned into. - Casten
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1/25/2015 10:57:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
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1/25/2015 1:34:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
You people are very interesting and a bunch of crying babies, I read a lot of posts on this forum and move on. But you people just cry about things that you don't like and Im sure that I have been brought to the MOD that you want my head on a spike ! Keep up the crying I must be doing something right! Enjoy