what is it that you think is a mystery about what this bible is all about redemption... What else do you think He needs to tell us?
There are a few good topics here today but do you think God speaks to us personally in a very supernatural way. We have heard the song " I come to the garden alone and walks with me and talks with me. I am sure that many of do come to the garden alone, but I wonder if any one here can attest that he makes His presence know to them so real it is as he Is the room with you talking to about our needs not in some general way but in a direct way so that your jaw drops . If am talking in riddles I don't meant to. I believe the Lord wants to be a personal friend and Lord that even in a moment of our weaknesses he can speak to us and deal directly with what you did the night before and he has done this many times through my devotions that I only read once a day according to the date of lesson. He knows exactly what you are struggling with and will address it so you cannot deny how much a deeply cares for us individually.
Yes, the Lord speaks to His children. I hear Him in His word, and within my spirit, and I have heard him audibly, also...what a miracle that was!
LBJ's slave masters con seems to have worked. It was perfectly orchestrated. When the GOP complained about the truth of what was happening, they were successfully pigeon holed as racists. An ingenious AND exceedingly insidious plan.
Black conservatives that have overcome their circumstances and remained conservative are labeled as "not black enough". More of the slave master's con gone to seed.
How do you know that?I agree wholeheartedly that the scriptures must not be taken as the wisdom of men, hence my last reply. We have already concurred as of recent that Paul does not contradict himself, so if we look at 1 Cor 14:5 it says: Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.
So if Paul is encouraging the church to prophesy, when did that come to an end, after the church of corinth?
If it has not come to an end, then why is nobody here able to give examples of prophets and their prophesies?
How difficult can it be? After 2000 years church development our records should flow over with examples.
What new revelation did the church fail to pick up in the last 2 millenia?
Why are you so bent on prophecy being about new church revelation?
1 Cor 14;3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men edification, and exhortation, and consolation.
Prophecies can be a very personal thing to each individual for the purposes of edifying, exhorting, and comforting, not necessarily about foretelling future events but still prophecies nonetheless.
Ah diluting the term "prophesy".
Well, obviously we are talking about prophets and prophesies here.
Sure pastors and social workers too edify, exhort and comfort. Perhaps you do the same.
But that doesn't mean you are a prophet or should call yourself one.
This topic is about if prophets are still among us today.
The topic is not about if people who edify, exhort and comfort are still among us.
Clearly the topic is talking about prophets in the likes of Eliah, Jeremiah, Nehemiah, Daniel, Amos, etc.
They are called prophets because they were messengers of God, through whose mouth God spoke to people, predicting future events, humble and holy men in both words and deeds, often not seeking the position of prophet, sometimes performing miracles and never ever bringing a prophesy that did not come true.
So where are all these prophets you claim are among us today, or the prophets and their prophesies over the past 2000 years?
Is one that prophecies not a prophet?
I was not attempting to water down the meaning of prophet, I was simply referring to the gift of prophecy. If you are referring to the office gift of prophet, or calling of the prophet to the church then we may be talking about two different things, but I would also not reject that their are 5 five ministers active in these days.
My husband is used a fair amount in giving prophecies to people, and has been told more than once that he will be used more in the future, but I wouldnt say he is a prophet, and I have never met anyone who seemed to be a prophet as in he gave predictions for the future. I suppose the only way to tell would be if their predictions constantly came true. I dont mean wishy washy ones either that could mean anything if you made them, but specific ones that predicted specific events.
All I am saying chosen is that God has made known all mysteries and there will be no prophets that will come and give any thing that supersedes present doctrine
have you looked up each of these verses (in bold) and know how they relate to a particular judgment for each individual and a reward or punishment?Two.Then how many judgments are there?Sentences are normally applied after judgement. Do you think it would be different in this case?And when are these destinations applied?Immediately - three - heaven hell & purgatoryIt's about people when they are judged.How many destinations are there?
16 “Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?”
17 “If any one destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and that temple you are.”
1Cor 3:10-17 covers the three types of people and their destinations on judgement (for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.”)
See also Mt 25:31-46 and James 1:19-4:12
Ultimately - two - heaven & hell
Before or during judgment?
There is a particular judgment for each individual when they die. Scripture induicates there will be an immedate reward or punishment at death. (Lk 16:22, 22:43, Mt 16:26 2Cor 5:8, Phil 1:23, Heb 9:27, 12:23)
Then there will be a last judgment & the resurrection at the end of time when Christ returns in glory (Jn 5:28-29, Mt 25:31-46)
Equality of opportunity- Yes, T.S., that is the need. Not imposed opportunity that angers and divides. Not handouts creating dependency. This "progressive" program denies opportunity. Those that maintain said program are worse than drug dealers. They have folks hooked, needing their "fix". It's all as evil as evil gets, IMO.
seeing as the majority are on the broad road to hell are good works wasted or will the heat and flames be turned down in compensation - wincamGood works here on earth by the living are what will lessen the time served by the poor souls in purgatory.