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Originally posted by shiman
Originally posted by ViewFromTheStars
shiman, I'm not going to "reword" what the Bible says.. No offense but that's not the way I roll.
I'll respect your interpretation but don't expect me to always agree. Please realize also that "spiritual discerned" is exactly what it says.. Things that can only be discerned spiritually. What type of spiritual discernment do you feel you possess?
More stuff from the Bible.. may not like it but that's the way it is:
1co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Are you a natural man?
Are you spiritually discerning?
Not really for me to answer those questions but you should ask yourself that.
I ment reword
God is in control folks whether you like it or not and He is control in a way that does not violate your free will. It's hard to get your head around I know but don't forget.. He is indeed God.
Let me ask you this question.
Do you base COMPLETELY what you believe in on the misinterpretations of the bible, or on your own interpretations? Have you tried reading the arameic version?
Also, i dont know what you mean by "natural man". Please explain that part.
Originally posted by sizzle
reply to post by shiman
shiman it was not my intention to twist your words. to me the word christian means christ-like. or follower of Christ. and also the salvation element figures in as well. so i personally do not interpret that to mean that Christianity didn't come about until 200 years after His death. To me the salvation element entered on the day of pentecost when all the disciples were gathered in the upper room.
and no, i am not a priest. just a believer. priests are generally catholic.
i don't know why we are having such difficulty communicating to each other. but i don't mean anyone any harm or judgement. i have my own errors to work out.
someone misunderstood when i said that the old law was flawed. i didn't mean that it was in error. the flaw was, that it was pretty impossible for anyone to live up to it. that was the flaw.
i am not accusing God of making errors. He set the redemption plan into motion the moment that Adam and Eve fell from grace. it just took time for everything to fall into place. we don't always know God's purposes and timelines. but i trust that He knows what He is doing and why.
Originally posted by shiman
reply to post by ViewFromTheStars
Jesus's language was so old that it didn't have much words for different things, making it more easy to be twisted.
Originally posted by ReginaAdonna
Stop and take a look around you. We're already in the midst of the Tribulation my friend. It won't be long before the hourglass is completely empty.
Originally posted by tgambill
The rapture or "gathering of souls" is an old concept even mentioned in the Old Testament. All throught the Bible the Rapture is mentioned. It is called "a gathering"; Harvest....The term Rapture is relatively new, but not the event.
reply to post by cloakndagger