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  1. Gehazi was healed and restored?

    Hey, I have to admit again: I liked the story very much, So much that I HOPED it was true. But I had to verify and much to my dismay I'm just not seeing it. Then during Bible study when we came across the Luke 4:27 verse it pretty much confirmed it for me. But what's even more of a letdown, is when someone just turns a blind eye to what's staring them right in the face, seemingly just to follow a personality....and I LIKE Tony Evans too, I really do.
  2. Gehazi was healed and restored?

    I passed that verse on to Tony Evans' correspondent and got this response....       It was Elijah who told Namaan to dip 7 times in the Jordan? Huh? Is he trying to mess with my head? Is that what people with a ThM behind their name are trained to do? I need a nap, y'all.
  3. The Kingdom

    Actually, the Lord Jesus, Israel, the Church/believers, and angels are "elect".
  4. I Must Tell Jesus

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  6. The Kingdom

    We had a pastor once, who when teaching this stuff, would say that this only counted for the angels "In heaven". But as he would say, the ones which came to earth "cohabited with women" even though the Bible says "took them wives".  I guess maybe it makes the story more fascinating for some people.
  7. The Kingdom

    Are you sure extraterrestrials didn't reproduce with humans?
  8. The Kingdom

    The sons of God did not produce the giants; they were contemporaries with them. The only recorded height of a giant, in the Word of God is "six cubits and a span". A cubit is distance from your elbow to the tip of your finger, which is an average of about 18" and a "span" is the width of your open-stretched hand, which is about 8" I think.. This would make Goliath around 9' 8" tall. The only other person in recorded history which compared to that was Robert Wadlow, who stood 8' 11" and was still growing when .he died at age 22. So the height of 9" 8" is not far-fetched, but 15 definitely is.
  9. The Kingdom

            Yes, the 'giants' clause, in Genesis 6:4 is followed by a semicolon, meaning it's separate but related. Remember that Moses was writing this prior to the Israelites' entering Canaan. "Giants" were greatly feared militarily at that time whereas today, size of a soldier is not an issue. But as a pre-Canaan-dwelling Israelite might read this Genesis 6:4 account, the mention of the "giants" would have the same effect that the "evil report" did in Numbers 13:32-33: It was about military might. The "also after that" clause which follows the semicolon, is definitely telling us that God's people were aligning themselves in response to the existence of these giants. I think they were making political alliances with the world(marrying the daughters of men) growing very large tribes/nations(all the "begetting" in Genesis 5) and becoming economically and militarily powerful in response to the threat and violence of the time. Maybe there was an "arms race" like in modern times.  
  10. The Kingdom

    The sons of God in Job 2:1 were believers as well, and they included brother Job.
  11. The Kingdom

    Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. It means "These are what Noah generated: Noah was a just man and perfect in his gendering/begetting (or what he produced), and Noah walked with God 10. And Noah begat/produced/gendered three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.   Noah was not "marrying and giving in marriage", "taking wives of all". He had one wife(God's way) and he "generated" God's way. that's the way I understand it.
  12. The Kingdom

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    On the contrary. The first part of the verse is related, but not as some people think. Genesis 6:4 makes a matter of fact statement, followed by a semicolon. The semicolon indicates the two sentences are related and this is how..... Genesis6:4  There were giants in the earth in those days;  and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. Wrap your head around this for a moment: the whole account of Genesis 6 is taking place "in those days", correct? Ok, so then how could the term "after that" mean  "at a later time"? Someone will say that the "after that" means sometime after the flood but If it was it would be followed by a period instead of a comma which connects it to the rest of the sentence. Only then, the phrase about the giants would no longer make sense. It would be a sentence out of place. So what does "after that" mean? In this context it means "in imitation of", "subsequent to", "concerning", "in consequence of". So what is Genesis 6:4 saying? Genesis6:4  There were giants in the earth in those days;  and also (in imitation of that/concerning that/in consequence of that), when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.   Each one of the believers of Genesis 5 was "begetting" lots of sons and daughters, and living for HUNDREDS of years. Read Genesis 5 my friend. When my father in law died at 83, he had 8 children, 24 grandchildren and just a small handful of great grandchildren; Imagine how huge his family would have been if he had lived 700, 800,. or "969 years"! Not only that, but what does Genesis 6 say was the order of the day? Violence. Put it together and you have races of big tall, mighty warriors (giants), war and bloodshed (violence) and huge families of God's people(sons of God) mixing and mingling with the world,(most likely polygamists) ; Superpowers. That's the nearest I have come to understanding it. But I certainly don't believe it was angels procreating with humans and all that.      
  14. The Kingdom

    Genesis 6 is the continuation of Genesis 5. The "sons of God" in Genesis 6 are the named individuals of Genesis 5 who were also the first in the lineage of Christ. They are called "the sons of God" because they were believers.  Each one of them lived for hundreds of years and saw their families grow into huge populations during their lifetimes making them economically and militarily powerful. Likewise, via the practice of "marrying and giving in marriage" they had become politically powerful as well. These factors made them "mighty men", and worldly like the giants. They were NOT the giants, neither were they the descendants of the giants, nor did they produce the giants. They simply were contemporaries.   At least two (2) of the "sons of God", Lamech and Methuselah, were ALIVE while Noah was building the ark. But these two guys, even though they were believers and direct ancestors of Christ, are NOT mentioned as "walking with God" or as "perfect in their generations" because they were worldly, disobedient backsliders at the time. One of these two, Methuselah, died the very same year the flood came, It is believed that God waited in longsuffering, until Methuselah had died, before bringing the flood. The fact that he was the oldest man who ever lived, would be a testament to that longsuffering.
  15. Gehazi was healed and restored?

    Pastor was in the Book of James tonight. Came across this.... 27And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. 28And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,