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  1. anime4christ added a post in a topic: 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.
  2. anime4christ added a post in a topic: 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.
  3. anime4christ added a post in a topic: Rapture   

    Oh yes, we lust for tribulation..being persecuted gives us sinful pleasure..that makes a ton of sense..
  4. anime4christ added a post in a topic: 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.
  5. anime4christ added a post in a topic: 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.
  6. anime4christ added a post in a topic: 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
  7. anime4christ added a post in a topic: 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.
  8. anime4christ added a post in a topic: 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.
  9. anime4christ added a post in a topic: Eagles - Mat. 24:28   

    I can imagine dispensationalists interpreting our words a few hundred years (should the world last that long) in the future and stumbling over all our figures of speech and idioms.. it will keep them busy for sure. :)
  10. anime4christ added a post in a topic: The Gap (Daniel 11:33-35)   

    Sorry, Ian, only dispensationalists are alowed to do that. We are to interpret the Bible as we read it. No natural gaps, like between Isaac's birth and his birthday party when he was done being nursed. Those happened several seconds apart because you can read the passage in several seconds. However, in the dispensational scheme of things, Isaac's celebration may have been several thousand years after his birth. ;)
  11. anime4christ added a post in a topic: Eagles - Mat. 24:28   

    Oh wow. Eagles are airplanes. That's biblical.
  12. anime4christ added a post in a topic: The Gap (Daniel 11:33-35)   

    I don't see where you got that. I do witness.

    How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? - Romans 10:14-15a
  13. anime4christ added a post in a topic: The Gap (Daniel 11:33-35)   

    Growing up multilingual and reading the Bible in several languages fluently and in several others not fluently just doesn't let me believe there is one perfect version. Because every version I read had some parts closer to the manuscripts they were translated from (the first Bibles I ever read were all TR based) and made more sense than the others. I wonder if I chose to grow up in a Slavic family in America by my own free will. It kind of ruined it for me on the KJVO issue. I'm still KJVP though. So far nobody has explained to me why the KJV is superior to other TR-based translations in other languages even in the verses that make more sense in those translations than the KJV. I'd be happy to hear why.

    I don't know everything about eschatology, so I don't have much of an opinion on the eagles at this point. I am something of a partial-preterist/historicist blend, but I don't know what my label is supposed to be exactly. I don't really care for labels. I want to know what the Bible teaches and I don't care what others call it. Ian believes the eagles are Romans. I don't know. All I know is that I don't see any gaps in God's word. I study what is written in the Bible, not what is in between punctuation marks. Dispensationalism is all about reading between the lines. I'm talking in general; you are accusing me of specific things which I don't even know about yet.
  14. anime4christ added a post in a topic: The Gap (Daniel 11:33-35)   

    @Ian: Amen.

    @Rick: I've said many times that the King James is the best translation I have come across, but it is not perfect, and that is why I use other versions and a little Greek as a supplement. I don't know who "packs around" any corrupt version. I am fully aware of the problems with many versions, but I do not practice "do not touch" rules. Paul said not to. I always quote the King James on this board anyway so I don't get what's the problem.

    @2Tim215: We were accused of being pagan fatalists first because we rejected plan B theology. I didn't even mention Calvinism in this thread until this post. I then brought up the fact that pagans are usually far more about free will than fatalism. Fatalism is usually more on the deistic or atheistic side than polytheistic paganism.

    Back to the topic. Since when did Bible teaching become about studying what isn't written rather than what is? It's sad and I believe shows distrust for God. God gave us His word for us to believe and know He is true and we can trust Him. Reading between the lines is something you do when you don't trust a person. You try to find the hidden meaning of his words. How can we treat God that way?
  15. anime4christ added a post in a topic: The Gap (Daniel 11:33-35)   

    They are right on one thing: it is man's natural free choice to serve self over God. To them (a) God is just a tool to serve self. What is more sad is when some Christians treat God the same way. They are lost when they think they are not.

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  1. anime4christ

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

  2. anime4christ

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

  3. anime4christ

    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. anime4christ

    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. anime4christ

    "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.

  6. anime4christ

    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. ;)

  7. anime4christ

    But the magicians did the same by their secret arts and made frogs come up on the land of Egypt. - Exodus 8:7 This is one of the funniest parts during the plagues. Weren't there already enough frogs hopping around?

    1. John81

      PrOBably why God allowed them to do it!

  8. anime4christ

    "Legalism lacks the supreme sense of worship. It OBeys but it does not adore." ~ Geerhardus Vos

  9. anime4christ

    It sucks when grandma goes vegetarian..she still gives you a lot of food when you come over, but there's no meat

  10. anime4christ

    All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

  11. anime4christ

    I need to drive around until my tank is empty..anybody need a ride anywhere?

  12. anime4christ

    Home sweet home..time to crash.. :)

  13. anime4christ

    Heading home :)

  14. anime4christ

    The snow looks really tight at's like driving through a star field

  15. anime4christ

    One of the best and simplest examples of sovereign grace in the Old Testament: As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, "Up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city." But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the LORD being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city. - Genesis 19:15,16

    1. John81

      Scripture is clear, God is Lord of ALL!

  16. anime4christ

    Had the weirdest was like a cross between I, rOBot and a zombie apocalypse..

  17. anime4christ

    Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

  18. anime4christ

    Why do we teach kids in Sunday school to draw inspiration from bible heroes like David, Daniel and his friends, Joshua, etc., but tell young adults to look at life "realistically" and teach them to follow conventional wisdom? If following the examples of crazy faith is childish and foolish, I want to be like a child and a fool for Christ's sake..

  19. anime4christ

    Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, of indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. Hebrews 3:12-14

  20. anime4christ

    OBservation: i tend to speed the least when listening to sovereign grace music or enfield and the most when listening to basshunter or cascada..

    1. Salyan

      Ha! I never thought beore of using music for behavior modification in driving...

  21. anime4christ

    "I have known what it is to use up all my ammunition, and then I have, as it were, rammed myself into the great gospel gun and fired myself at the hearers—all my experience of God’s goodness, all my consciousness of sin, and all my sense of the power of the gospel." - Charles Spurgeon

  22. anime4christ

    Courageous was an awesome movie! One thing kinda bugged me a bit throughout the whole film tho (prOBably cuz of Cali laws).. why were the cops always using their cell phones behind the wheel? Setting a good example for us regular citizens? =)

    1. Crushmaster

      Nice. :-P

  23. anime4christ

    great day of fellowship today.. so exhausted now tho.. g'night everybody ^_^

  24. anime4christ

    On Christ the solid Rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand; All other ground is sinking sand.

    1. John81