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  3. Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    Jim, I believe that you are understanding Larkin's position correctly. This is why I brought out my comment like I did. The flesh of man, our physical body, is different from the flesh of animals, along with the "awareness" that you mentioned. As this thread is dealing with just an overview, I did not dwell much on the differences; but I did want to point it out. I appreciate you adding your comments to this matter. Your comments give us a better understanding. Alan
  4. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban wwms for not coming in and joining us
  5. Daniel, Thanks for that. I would agree with you but that if one repents of any sin he can be saved/ The same judgement will come on any who do not repent and have faith in Christ. The only sin that cannot be forgiven is the sin or blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, rejecting His testimony of the Lord Jesus.
  6. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    I can't do it, I can't do it....I'm laughing too hard! LOL...I love it...laughing...but banning Rosie and NN and HC...hoping they will come back all the more and make me laugh some more! LOL
  7. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban NN and HC for being busy and not being able to come in here
  8. I have to mention Hal Lindsey and John MacArthur. Some of their "teachings" are dangerous and can be damnable if believed. They believe that you can take the "mark" of the beast" and still be saved. These "preachers" need to retract what they said publicly, that's how much of a serious matter this is. What they fail to realize is that taking the mark gives you the ability to buy, sell, or trade; but it also entails worship towards the beast. And the Word of God explicitly says that the punishment for that is: And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: (Revelation 14:9,10) Similar to an execution (but more tormenting because there is no reprieve) where the one being executed is executed in the presence of the victim's family members and friends. It makes it more shameful and intense. God Bless, Daniel
  9. Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    I would agree that man's body would, on the surface, and casually looking at the sameness as an animal, seem to be the same. But that is where the "sameness" stops, as you pointed out, man is made in the image of God. We also only have to look as far as the spirit type body that Jesus had after His resurrection: John 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. We see in this one verse alone that Jesus' body has both physical, as well as spiritual aspects to it. And then we are told this: 1John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. But he also argues against his own premise of the sameness when he says: “All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of MEN, another flesh of BEASTS, another of FISHES, and another of BIRDS." And then there is the observable difference between men and beasts. Man has within him the "awareness" of the spiritual, which no animal possesses. This is true of even the most primitive peoples. God has placed within all mankind the awareness of the spiritual, which no animal possesses. If I am not understanding his comments correctly, please correct me. It's early morning here as I write and my thinking processes are not the best when I first wake up. More coffee will help.
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    No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. (Isaiah 54:17)
  11. Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    The Spirit World Chapter 8 Overview “Natural Law in the Spirit World” I do need to bring out an aspect of the chapter that is obvious if one reads the whole chapter and that may not be obvious if a person just reads this overview. Larkin only talks about the resurrection of the body of the righteous and does not reference what type of body, or spirit, that the lost will have. As one reads the chapter Larkin is trying to show how God will give us (the saved), a material body in heaven that is adapted for living in heaven. There is not a chart in this chapter neither does Larkin reference any other chart. Larkin is trying to show that as we have a natural body in this life that is adaptable to live on this earth we (the saved saint), will have a spiritual body that will be adapted to live in heaven at the resurrection of the dead. Larkin states that our physical body in much the same as an animal. After mentioning Genesis 2:7, Larkin states (caps and bold print are Larkin's), “While man differs from a beast in having a “Spirit,” yet he is as to his body only an ANIMAL. That is, his body is formed on the same general plan, and governed by the same laws, and its organs, and functions of respiration, digestion, and assimilation, are the same as those of an animal.”i I feel Larkin is not completely correct. Man was made in the “image of God” (Genesis 1:26 & 27), while all other creatures were not and man was made on the sixth day instead of the fifth day. Man was made upright, and has other characteristics, that place him distinctly different from animals. Larkin gives this explanation concerning the “natural” body(caps and bold print are Larkin's), “When the Apostle Paul speaks of the “Natural” body (1 Cor. 15:44) he refers to the “Animal” body, and when he speaks of the “Spiritual” body he means a MATERIAL BODY adapted to the realm of the “Spirit World,” for the “Spirit World” is just as much MATERIAL as the “Natural World” in which we dwell. We cannot imagine heavenly beings and places without material forms and substances”ii Larkin then comments on 1 Corinthians 15:39-40, within parenthesis marks in the verses, to explain his thoughts (caps and bold print are Larkin's), “All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of MEN, another flesh of BEASTS, another of FISHES, and another of BIRDS. There are also 'CELESTIAL BODIES' (Spirit bodies), and 'BODIES TERRESTRIAL' (human bodies); but the glory of the CELESTIAL is one, and the glory of the TERRESTRIAL is another.”iii Larkin then explains how the flesh of all animals are adapted to the environment to which it lives in. He states, “From this we see that our “Human” body is adapted to this physical world in which we now live, and at the resurrection we shall receive a body adapted to the “Spirit World.”iv The rest of the chapter deals as there are Laws of Physics here on earth there will be Laws of Physics in heaven and Larkin then gives examples of his meaning. i Larkin, Clarence The Spirit World, (Glenside, PA: Rev. Clarence Larkin Estate), 1921, page 65 ii Larkin, Clarence The Spirit World, (Glenside, PA: Rev. Clarence Larkin Estate), 1921, page 65 iii Larkin, Clarence The Spirit World, (Glenside, PA: Rev. Clarence Larkin Estate), 1921, page 65 iv Larkin, Clarence The Spirit World, (Glenside, PA: Rev. Clarence Larkin Estate), 1921, page 67 Brethren, Looking forward to any comments. Alan
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  13. About a month or so ago, the sky over much of Britain went dark and turned red. People were fearful about what was happening. Someone said to a friend "It was nice knowing you. " The reason? One of the storms that came over from the US, picked up a lot or sand from a Sahara sand storm on the way and filled the atmosphere with sand. It happens from time to time. Sometimes in the past we have gone out to our car in the morning. and it has been covered with sand.
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    Wow, people are coming out of the woodwork on this thread! Nice to see you all are still alive!
  16. In my opinion, Hal Lindsey, the Charismatics, started to perpetuate these hoaxes. Occasionally I do an internet search on these hoaxes and now just about every denomination has its share of false prophecies and unscientific wonders in the heavens that they perpetuate to get a crowd. They, Lindsey, and the charismatics, than other groups, saw that the amount of money and fame that was generated was huge. Hal Lindsey, the Charismatics, and even some fundamentalists, found some scripture verses that indicate a meteor, or planet, or nuclear explosion, in the book of Revelation and Zechariah, and are using them as proof-tests. Brethren, even if the Lord uses meteors, or a planet, or a nuclear blast, to destroy the earth the church should not use it to perpetuate hoaxes. More than likely meteors do add to the destruction as portrayed in the book of Revelation and Zechariah, but, the current flock of Nibiru''s, Planet X, and the Brown Star Theory, and the current flock of prophecy teachers as Gill Broussard, are false teachers and are perpetuating hoaxes. Even an amateur astronomer knows that that Planet X, Nibriu, the Brown Dwarf Star theory, are unscientific. All of the "fearful sights in heaven" mentioned in the scripture are a sign to the Jewish remnant in the Tribulation Period. None of the signs in the scripture is for the church.
  17. Great signs and fearful sights in the heavens

    I make no claims of being right, but I would venture to say that all of this >> "probably" << came from the folks who put too much stock in the Babylonian's "ancient" Sanskrit writings.
  18. If the brethren want to know the scientific truth that debunks the Planet X theory; than listen to the following video by NASA scientist Dr. Morrison. Using a layman's terminology, Dr. Morrison explains why Planet X, Nibiru, or the Brown Star Theory hurtling towards Earth, are all hoax's.
  19. Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    Ronda, Thank you for your comments. The question, when Samuel stated, "... be with me..." is referring to paradise to be with Samuel, or, did Samuel mean to die: like Samuel was. In my own mind, I think the Lord had Samuel deliberately phrased it so we could not know for certain. Personally, I lean towards the thought that the phrase, "... be with me ..." refers to the fact that Samuel was dead and that the next day King Saul and his sons would die in battle. I also agree with you, and I have brought out several times, that in Larkin's "The Spirit World," I am somewhat disappointed in some of his thoughts. Alan
  20. Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    Brother Alan, I also agree with brother Larkin's assessment of 1 Sam.28 in regard to the spirit of Samuel. Verse 12 shows us she (the witch of Endor) was clearly taken aback "when the woman saw Samuel". Not to derail the study, but rather to focus for a moment on this part of scripture, and ask a question. It's clear that Saul had been anointed of God. And even David did not slay Saul, (though numerous times he had the opportunity to do so) because David recognized that the Lord had anointed Saul. Yet Saul did sin greatly against the Lord and disobeyed Him. Saul was also jealous over David, and had sought his life. The question would be pertaining to 1 Sam.28:19 "Moreover the Lord will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me: the Lord also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines." There we see Saul's physical death foretold by Samuel. Yet Samuel said " to morrow thou and thy sons be with me". The question would be, when Samuel said "be with me", did he mean paradise? In essence, was Saul sent to be with Samuel in paradise? I am presuming he did. (But would like to hear your thoughts on this). I've also taken into account the numerous sins David committed. And God allowed bad things to happen to David because of those sins, and yet He called him "a man after his own heart" (1 Sam.13:14). Thank you for your time. And I am enjoying this study. While I (also) did not concur completely with all of brother Larkin's writing in the book "The Spirit World", I did find it edifying and did find agreement scripturally in much of it. Thank you also for posting the review.
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    I found out that I have the same problem.
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    Thank you Bro Matt. Your daughters were wonderful. We really enjoyed having your dad preach the funeral. I told your daughters that they deserved one free get out of trouble award :) on me.
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    Hello PastorJ. I think time is the biggest reason why activity slowed down. I know my online time has been cut drastically since we started the church. It's nice to see you again. Sorry I could not make it to your father's funeral, we had another funeral that we had to attend for someone else in our church. I pray all is well.
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    You are correct, I was last very active in the 2008-2010 timeframe. I have stopped by now and then, but it's been a while. I guess I didn't realize how long.
  25. Homestead

    Yes, by you! ;-P
  26. Homestead

    Some posts on here are replied to several years later. Blessings, David
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    You do make me smile when you reply to posts 5-6 months later, Invicta. :) Anyway, thanks for clarifying.
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