reply to post by badmedia
I do not totally agree with your points about the anit-christ being here and Christ's kingdom is not.
But hasn't the anti-christ always had power? This is not the kingdom of god, this entire world is anti-christ in it's powers. The powers of this
world did not come to power by the way of Christ, they all came to power through the path of death and destruction. It's the only power this earth
has really known.
I do not see death and destruction as the only path on this earth. I also see a path that Christ left with his 12 disciples to help us find the path
This is where I find myself with the biggest struggles with Christians. They wait for things to happen, and I see these things have already happened.
The beasts have been roaming and going for quite some time now.
I wait no only what Christ taught. Yes, I agree, there have always been wars and rumors of wars and so forth and so forth. Still doesn't change the
fact of the Second Coming of Christ.
IE: You wait for the "new" religion that will rise up and fool many, and I see Christianity as a new religion that is created since the time of
Jesus. It doesn't appear "new" to you and me, but it is new since the time of Jesus. It even is based off the "new" testament.
I wait for no "new" religion to rise up. Religion is a man made term, not on that has to do with being a "follower of Christ", totally
And I wonder how does this religion get it's hold before the return of Christ? And what of it leading into the dark ages and so on.
Christians will not get their hold before the return of Christ.
And we see other things that pop up and then all the Christians claim this is the anti-Christ religion. But they don't actually go anywhere. And
really never had a chance. Seems to me these are just things that make people not see what their own religion did in the past, and so they look
everywhere but their own religion for the anti-christ religion, even though their religion is a new religion in the name of Christ and fulfills all
I do not believe that Christianity will be the anti-Christ "religion" Your word, not mine. You do not need to attend a church to be a Christian.
People act as if the perfect world and such would have the church as ruler of all, but last time that happened we went into the dark ages.
No church rules me, only my savior Christ the Lord.
I guess the difference is I look at things from the time of Jesus and afterward, and others look at things from the creation of the church and
afterward. It's the only explanation I can see for it.
I look at things from the time of Jesus and afterward.
The thing about the rapture that doesn't make sense to me is what about all the other people that have been persecuted in history, and just the past
2000 years alone. What makes someone today so much more special? Does being killed and tortured feel different these days than it did back then? Why
the sudden change of heart if it can be predicted? Just doesn't make sense to me in that way.
The Rapture is to save the Christians from the time of tribulation. I am not so sure about this anymore. As I said, I was on the fence.
It does make more sense on a personal and individual basis. Those who do not taste death are raptured right before they did or sometime before. Their
physical body dies, but their consciousness and soul was not there to feel the agony and pain. Of course, to everyone else it still appears they were
there, and so those who believe the person is the body and not soul assume they were there. When I see something bad happen, this is what I hope for
in that person. As I know they aren't actually their physical bodies. Obviously impossible to prove. But this makes more sense to me based on what
Jesus said, and also is in line with what I've learned. I can also see why it would be done, especially when you hear bad things with children.
This makes sense to me.
Perhaps if there is a hell, it's you being replaced with the person you harmed, wouldn't that suck. I should sell that to a movie studio.
Yeah, you should sell that to a movie studio. It would suck!
Peace to you,