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Originally posted by jdposey
...thing called "spritual discernment" and there is no need to wait until April 18, 2008 to see this man for what he is, a False Prophet. When your doctrine is steeped in error, as his is, it pretty much exposes the folly within you, just as was the case with Herbert...
Originally posted by jdposey
One thing that is certain about the message of the gospel, it is simple, the simplicity is there, simple enough that if someone were taking their dying breath, it's short and simple enough to carry them into eternity. Not as complex and burdened down as men have made it.
Originally posted by helen670
"Not everyone who saith unto me Lord, Lord shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in Heaven" (Matt. 7:21)
What is pride?
Just because someone believes in Jesus Christ , does not give them an entry into Heaven.....all shall be judged!
Originally posted by ReginaAdonnaAaron
Ronald is off... but not far off. The Great Tribulation started last year. This year marks the Year of Destruction: Armageddon.
St. John Chrysostom himself did not overlook the value of this salutary truth. He says:
"Death both as a present and anticipated reality helps us very much.
To look upon death or to anticipate it and to remember it convinces us to be humble and modest.
It also helps us to live with prudence and to be kept from sin and, generally speaking, to be spared from every evil."
On another occasion he comments on the word of the Lord: "He who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me" (Mt. 10,38),
and then observes with the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit: "the Lord was saying this, not in order for us to carry on our shoulders a wooden cross, but in order to have death always before our eyes, precisely as St. Paul did—(I die every day!) (I Cor. 15,31),—who scorned death and who disdained and overlooked the present life."
JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, On the Statues, Homily 5,4 49,75.
St Gregory the Theologian///
"Such is our life, brothers; it is temporal.
Such is the game of earth.
Though we did not exist, we were born!
And when we enter the realm of life, we begin our journey toward death!
We are a dream that passes away and does not stay.
It is the flight of a bird that passes by and goes away.
It is a ship that cuts the sea, without leaving behind finally any sign.
We are dust, a vapor, a morning dew."
To show that he does not exaggerate things at all, he refers to the words of David: "As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field .. " (Psalm-103,15). "He has broken my strength in mid-course; he has shortened my days. (O my God), I say, (take me not hence in the midst of my days) ... "
Psalm- 102,23-24). "Behold, thou hast made my days a few handbreaths, and my lifetime is as nothing in thy sight.
Surely every man stands as a mere breath!
Surely man goes about as a shadow!" (Psalm 39,5-6). He remembers also the words of Ecclesiastes: "Vanity of vanities!
All is vanity..... all is vanity and a striving after wind!" (Eccl. 1,2;14)...GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN, Homily 7, Funeral Oration On Caesarios, 19 PG 35,777C-780B.
Originally posted by discipleelohim
reply to post by Lou Zeher
Taking your last breath and turning to God isn't going to matter. You have two chioces at hand now.
1. Repent to God's ways and laws now and live into the new age and become a part of Gods family.
2. Don't repent now, die your first death and in 1000 years be resurrected to learn Gods ways and laws to become a part of Gods family.
In Holy Scripture someones sinful condition is also compared to a kind of death.
It is with this meaning that the Saviour says to one of His disciples who had asked leave to first go and bury his father, Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead (Mat. 8:22).
Likewise does He speak with this in mind when saying, He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die (Jn. 11:25).
The Apostle also had this meaning in mind when he wrote, reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom. 6:11, 8:10).
Moreover, with this meaning as well is it written to the angel (επίσκοπο) of the Church in Sardis: I know thy works, and that thou hast a name that thou livest, but thou art dead (Rev. 3:1)
If you choose not to become of Gods family you simply will die a second death. Never to be resurrected again. (Never to be given the gift of life again from God)
It doesn't matter what you do upon your dieing breath in this lifetime. If you are not dieing now, then I recommend not listening to Helen or jdposey, or pluckynoonez, or glory... or any of these other people in doubt. you can clearly see who has doubt and who does not have doubt here on this thread.
Originally posted by standfast2008
No other church in the world (except some of those still scattered and spiritually asleep) observes God's Holy Days, as they would laugh them off, yet it is only through the observance of these days that one can begin to understand that God has a clearly defined Plan for man. If people don't observe these commanded days, then neither can they understand anything to do with the second deatn, etc. As far as traditional christianity out there is concerned, God is desperately trying to save all of humanity right here and now and is having an uphill battle against Satan (a puny God).
I would suggest that, as the scriptures teach, you try and avoid vain disputes that are not constructive and lead to nothing. Rather, may I encourage that if you agree that Ron Weinland is being used by God, that you communicate with each other privately and build one another up with what you hear preached.
Originally posted by ghostryder21
what i don't understand about all this end time prophecy is that in order for someones (whoever just pick) prophecy to happen you have to throw out all other religions on earth.