Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
However, I feel like they are trying to mix church and state. When one does that, you are treading a slippery slope towards a theocracy. As one can
see, just by a simple glance at the Middle Eastern nations, a theocracy leads to corruption. I think we are already dealing with enough of that as it
It's hard to not mix Church & State though. Bible Class 101 - 'thy kingdom come" and 'the government Will rest on his shoulders."
In my younger years, I believed in the seperation of Church and State but now that I'm older I realize that there is chaos with a lack of unity and
we can't make it picture perfect here, without God's help. Every schooled Christian knows that someday a man will turn up who will seem to have the
answers for the problem. He will come in on a platform of peace, which will lead to sudden destruction. Knowing that it is going to turn out in a
preset way, people sit around and start scratching their heads "What are we gonna do?"
We all sit back and think to ourselves, the left is doing this and the right is doing that and we lose sight of the truth, that the answer is not in
the physical but in the spiritual - not on the outside but on the inside.
SpeakerofTruth - we were made many promises by God and one of them is that we would All be taught by Him but most people (Christians) never take the
time to really look into that, in an attempt to figure out just exactly how does he plan on doing that. You know, most of the people I've
encountered in my lifetime still don't know what the real meaning behind the catchphrase "Son of Man" that Jesus used - is.
When more people start understanding, what I refer to as the 'deeper truths' the faster the answers will come. The Son of Man is how we will all,
one day be taught by God. Some will catch on quicker than others and some will never know the truth.
As far as the rapture ideology, a big caution flag should be thrown up for everyone, when Jesus clearly talked about a narrow path and how few find
actual life. But that's not to say something extraordinary won't occur for a few people before catastrophe after catastrophe begins. Remnants are
always set aside and saved, from Noah to Lot - it's the number we aren't so sure of, but it's not going to be every person who wears the title of
There are many conspiracies going on against all of mankind simultaneously, all with the same tired worn out goal of keeping people spiritually asleep
and in the dark. They've managed only to slow down the light because they knew from the beginning it could never be contained and they've known
from the beginning - they lose.
I personally feel we live in exciting times, wheather we are the terminal generation or not, I can't say. God loves us all and wants us to know the
hidden things not uttered since the beginning of creation!
[edit on 23-4-2009 by Myrtales Instinct]