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  1. Straight-piped my van from the cat to the resonator (took the broken muffler off).. sounds like a beast now.. lol

  2. Thank u everybody for the birthday wishes - and for singing at

  3. Multi-level marketing is a religion: "we have a moral OBligation to spread Bernie's vision to the four corners of the earth" - organo gold distributor

  4. In my hood, the cops peel out of the

    1. HappyChristian

      In mine, it's the bananas that peel. =)

    2. anime4christ

      I live in a pretty ghetto neighborhood and even the cops don't OBey the laws here. Overall, most of the cops I've seen in California act as though they are above the law. I've had a cop nearly crash into me before because he was speeding way too much.

    3. John81

      That's fairly normal with most cops; unfortunately.

  5. Rapture

    My point is that the resurrection precedes the "rapture". The last day will see the resurrection of the unjust as well; they won't be the ones meeting the Lord in the air like those in Christ, of course. I'm not arguing that the ungodly will be "raptured" along with those in Christ.
  6. Rapture

    Views on the millennium don't constitute heresy by themselves. Views on the rapture only vary in dispensationalism. I consider dispensationalism itself heresy for the reasons I stated in the Gap thread. All non-dispensational systems (or lack of systems) would be considered post-trib, tho there is much more that can be said about that.
  7. Rapture

    Oh yes, we lust for tribulation..being persecuted gives us sinful pleasure..that makes a ton of sense..
  8. The Gap (Daniel 11:33-35)

    @Steve: I agree with that to an extent. The Second Coming will be the biggest day, but it will be the consummation of what Jesus made possible on the cross. The glorious return of our Lord and Saviour, the utter defeat of satan, the judgment, destruction of the Earth, and the recreation of everything into a New Heaven and New Earth (if there's differing opinions on whether the NH&NE will be a totally separate creation, we can start another thread on that; let's not discuss it here) would all have been impossible if not for the cross. That is why the cross is the CENTRAL event in history. Though the second coming will be the biggest day we see, there was none spiritually as massive as the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was then that Jesus conquered death by death. It was then that He defeated the devil and the power of sin. Though He did not remove the presence of sin altogether, He secured its fate by His death and resurrection. Most importantly, it is the cross in which God's glory in justice was most revealed. What was the destruction coming that we were saved from? It was the wrath of God, not the devil. Were God of a different nature, He could have dismissed our sin without the cross. Yet He did not because He is bound to His perfect character. Justice demands death for sin. But what defines justice and what defines God's perfect character? Is it not God? and if He defines it, does He do so passively by His essence, as we define some things by our essence and other things actively by thinking, or does God actively define even His own very essence, being the only being free to do so? So it is God who appointed the price of our redemption, and what a price it was! God had to die for sinners to be saved. In this we see that the cross was far more about God than it was about us. It was for more a display of His glory in justice than merely a means to save us, though it was not any less that. (If the second paragraph didn't make sense, still read the third) So the Second Coming will be big indeed, but it is no miracle that Jesus will come to judge, destroy, create, and reign. It will show His awesome power for the world to see, but the miracle that God would die for us and then rise again is far greater. On the last day, it will be a glorious day, as we will be saved from the effects and presence of sin and death, yet for all eternity we will marvel at the cross and that our God should die for us. The holes in His hands, feet, and side will be there for all eternity. And it is only through the cross that the Second Coming will be as glorious to us as it will be. To those who do not trust the Lord Jesus Christ, it will be a day of doom, darkness, and destruction. Dispensationalism diminishes that by making the cross plan B, by suggesting that salvation could be attained by man in other dispensations apart from the cross of Jesus, by looking to a future redemption (not from their sin and the wrath of God, but merely physical oppression) of national Israel and by stating that plan A shall be resumed which is nothing more than a mere millennium of Jews living in physical Israel while achieving righteousness by no more than animal sacrifices and keeping of the law. That, my friends, is heresy.
  9. "My brother, I am a constant reader of my Bible, and I soon found that what I was taught to believe did not always agree with what my Bible said. I came to see that I must either part company with John Darby, or my precious Bible, and I chose to cling to my Bible and part from Mr. Darby." - George Müeller

    1. Brother Rick

      You say that as if Muller agreed with your view of the end times. Nothing could be further from the truth! He believed in a post-Tribulation rapture and was a pre-Millennialist.

      He was not that far off from what modern day dispensationalists believe and certainly believed in a literal reading of Scripture and prophecy.

    2. anime4christ

      The premil, postmil, amil isn't that big of a deal. I go to a church where the pastor is premil even tho I am amil. My beef with dispensationalism is far less about the millennium than it is about the cross, God's sovereignty, and Jesus's finished work (which applies to all ages). If you've noticed, I don't speak a lot on the millennium because even premil covenantalists are practical amils; they believe that Christ is reigning now until His enemies are put at His feet (1...

    3. anime4christ

      (1 Cor. 15). Historical premillennialism is a lot closer to amillennialism than to dispensationalism. They both fit nicely into a covenantal framework, albeit the premil scheme of things has a vestigial millennium.

  10. The Gap (Daniel 11:33-35)

    I'm exaggerating a bit but my point is that dispensationalism looks for something in the future to be the main event in history other than the cross.
  11. The Gap (Daniel 11:33-35)

    In dispensationalism, the cross is not a big enough event to account for the messiah being cut off in the midst of the 70th week..any teaching that degrades what Jesus did as the burning center of the bible and all prophesy is heresy..yes, dispensationalism degrades the cross to a plan b which is not even prophesied about in the OT..if the 70th week is future then so is the messiah being cut off..therefore the cross is a side thing in God's plan, not the real deal..absolute heresy
  12. Rapture

    Is it OK to quote the Russian Synodal Translation (Masoratic/Textus Receptus based) on this particular verse or is the RST inferior though based on the same text? This is one of those verses where the RST has a different reading from the KJV.
  13. The Gap (Daniel 11:33-35)

    @John: Amen. @Rick: Have you thought of the possibility that the time of the Jews is over and so are the 70 weeks, since they brought about their purpose, which is the gospel to all nations, but that Romans 9 and 11 talk about God still having a purpose for them as well? You don't have to be a dispensationalist to believe Romans 9 and 11 and that the 70 weeks are up. I personally believe that where Romans 9 and 11 is talking about ethnic Jews, it is talking about individual Jews being added to the church in the gospel age. However, I know people on the covenantal side who believe it is talking about the remnant of the Jewish nation as a whole being being saved at Jesus' second coming as dispensationalists believe, sans the pretrib church rapture. Just to throw that out there. The delay of the 70th week is not necessary to believe Romans 9 and 11 or to even interpret those chapters the way you do. I think this is what John81 maybe talking about.
  14. Only in America is Comedy Central the best source of news on TV...

    1. BroMatt

      It's not. :)

    2. anime4christ

      It's better than Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and all that junk. ;)