John81

*Independent Fundamental Baptist
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  1. Pre-Trib Rapture

    Alan, Thank you for the explanations and Scripture references. I do believe the church should be looking for the coming of Jesus rather than the anti-christ, but unfortunately I encounter far more Christians (mostly pre-trib rapture folks) trying to figure out who the anti-christ is.
  2. Pre-Trib Rapture

    "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter." Revelation 4:1 Is this referring to the rapture or simply to John's catching up to receive the revelation? I've heard pre-trib rapture preachers which teach different views on this.
  3. Pantry ABC

    erasers
  4. Alphabet Boys Names

    Gunther
  5. Alphabetical Girls Names

    Norma
  6. Alphabet Place Names

    Jupiter
  7. Last one to post in this thread wins

    I usually don't worry about, unless it's a portion I really want to listen to. My ears are still listening while I'm asleep and I'm sure some of it gets into my brain.
  8. Through The Bible One Verse At A Time

    Exodus 17:1 And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.
  9. Why King James Only?

    Our pastor has got into some of the false garbage which began to be taught even during the time of the Apostles. Over the course of history these false teachings keep coming back up again and again. The devil attacked quickly and hasn't relented.
  10. Please pray for the Cseh family

    This serves to remind me that no matter what bad situation or crisis may be in my life at a given time, there are always others facing far worse. Praying...
  11. Pre-Trib Rapture

    Just a quick note before return to topic: DaveW, after noticing your last post followed mine, and I now see you had a post between mine and Alan's, I can see where you or others may somehow see my post as not only pertaining to Alan's post (which I was commenting upon) but as touching upon your post as well. So, to be clear, my post was only in reference to Alan's post as I had not even seen or read DaveW's post at that time. Back to topic: I'm encountering more Christians all the time who have either moved away from a pre-trib position or are seriously questioning the pre-trib position. Thus far, most I've spoken with who have changed position have moved to a mid-trib rapture position. That said, I'm now often encountering those who are not coming to a new position, but rather deciding there is no air-tight view so there is no need to be dogmatic about a specific end time position. Other than a few who have changed position seeming to take their walk with Christ a little more seriously now, I don't see any change among the others as to their daily lives.
  12. The Eternal Flame

    This reminds me of some points I read in an article about Satanists planning special events for 6-6-16. Apparently a Satanist in California is running for office so the Satanists in Los Angeles plan to have some sort of "sacrifice" at five points in the city to help empower to Satanist candidate to victory. Anyway, the article points out the fact false religions are growing, some rapidly, while Christianity in America is on the decline. The gist of the article highlighted a main reason for this is those following these false religions actually believe their religion, actually believe their "holy books/writings", actually take their religion seriously and are striving to live accordingly. Meanwhile, most American Christians don't have this passion for their religion, they lack that fire burning within them which wold compel them to truly and fully embrace Christianity and live it. We have seminaries putting out pastors who don't even believe the Bible is wholly true, wholly the Word of God. These pastors preach what they think, picking and choosing what to teach the congregation is or might be from God in the Bible and what isn't. Most Christians won't read the Bible to learn for themselves what's between the covers. How much passion can they have for their religion when they don't even know it? How can they have a fire burning in them when they quench the Spirit by their lack of personal Bible reading or study, lack of Bible-based preaching, lack of true discipleship? The rise of mega-churches may suggest Christianity is growing, alive and well but it's an illusion. In the better mega-churches the congregation most often consists of those who were already Christians which left their smaller churches for the larger one. No real growth there. For the lesser mega-churches, many in the congregation are there for social standing, to be a part of the crowd, the excitement. While many of the false religionists are seeing their numbers grow through spreading their religion and bringing their children into their religion (one article said Wicca and pagan religions are the fastest growing in America with Islam a strong second), Christians in America are not evangelizing and most studies indicate over 90% of children from Christian households leave Christianity upon leaving their parents home (if not sooner). In America we have a population that is supposedly about three-fourths Christian (we know the vast majority of those are secular or cultural Christians, not actual born again Christians), with no fire for Christ or Christianity. On the other hand, the pagans, Islamists, Mormons, and other false religionists have a fire inside them for their religion and they seek to spread it, speak it, live it. The few Christians who do have a fire for Christ burning within which leads them to share the Gospel, disciple others, live their faith are now called fanatics, haters, even dangerous fundamentalists. This they are called not only by non-Christians but by professing Christians too. Will the Christian remnant in America boldly go forth proclaiming Christ to the saving of lost souls or will the trend of Bible believing Christians to hunker down in their churches, hoping to soon be raptured, continue?
  13. Through The Bible One Verse At A Time

    Exodus 16:35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
  14. Sounds very similar to the Republican Bush the First who told Saddam if he invaded Kuwait (which Iraq has always considered to be part of Iraq and not a separate nation) that America would consider such an Iraqi internal matter, not an international manner. Then, after Iraq invaded Kuwait Bush the First launched a campaign to demonize Saddam's invasion of Kuwait and called for an international force (mostly American) to move their forces into the region to drive Iraq from Kuwait. Both Parties have long been corrupt and though they believe they are in behind the scenes control they grossly overestimate their own wisdom and power while grossly underestimating the many factors beyond their control. In WWII supposed "Supreme Commander" General Eisenhower was pressured by Churchill and Roosevelt to approve of British General Montgomery's obviously flawed and very long-shot plan to end the war with Germany, which was code named Market Garden. This, despite the fact General Patton had a simple, militarily proven effective plan that in all probability would have seen German resistance crushed and American forces in Berlin in a rather short time frame. So, for the sake of politics hundreds of thousands of American troops (and their allies) were put at greater risk, the war was drawn out for many more months, and through more political interference the Soviets were allowed to not only take Berlin, but most of Eastern Europe. The forces of darkness abound in the halls of governments and they all work toward the goal of keeping men lost and seeing lost men die. This will continue until our Lord returns and rules with a rod of iron.