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Originally posted by whitewave
Well done! Glad to see someone reading and understanding their scriptures. Also, sorry to say, I kind of wish you hadn't mentioned it. Christians are going to be hunted more fiercely and with a very unlevel playing field so the mountains might have been a nice little secret.
The Romans, Catholic church, etc. didn't have scud missiles or IR or thermal imaging or HAARP or any of the other things that could locate and blow to smitherbits the Christian community hiding in the hills.
That bit about not casting pearls before swine is for our protection. Now that the cat's out of the bag, though, star and flag for your post.
Originally posted by Simplynoone
Two is if all christians go and hold up somewhere no one will be out here telling nonbelievers they need to give their hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ before it is too late ..I believe that is our first and foremost MISSION way before trying to save our own lives ..(In fact scripture says he who seeks to save his own life will lose it ) ................
PS Just thought of another one ...If lots of people do end up in camps...and Christians have all hidden themselves in the mountains ..who will be in the camps to tell the lost what they need to do now ?
Also scripture says ..some of us will be called to go before Kings and Queens to TESTIFY ...how will you do that if you all holed up in the mountains ?
[edit on 29-4-2009 by Simplynoone]
Originally posted by cavscout
what a wonderful thread!
So we have two very valid opinions here. Should we stay or should we go?
Here is how I see it:
Short of the Holy Spirit inspiring each of us where to go on an individual basis (possible if we are open to the direction of the Lord) we must have some sort of guidance, hence our Bible.
Could it be that the word of Lord in the Bible is serving the Lord by sending us in several distinct directions? Could both be valid opinions.
Christians will not be the only people in the mountains or in camps. We must be prepared to spread the good news wherever it is needed.
Don't worry! You cannot interfere with the plans of the Lord by making personal interpretations of the word of Lord. If we are open to his will we will be where he wants us, where others need us.
Soldiers of the Lord are and always will be everywhere we are needed. The important thing to engulf yourself in scripture so your sword is sharp when it exits your mouth to slay the enemy. Lies cannot withstand the sharp sword of truth. Keep your sword sharp and let the Lord worry about where you will be stationed.