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  1. Invicta added a topic in The Lounge   

    My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased
    My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased
    Mark 1:9–13
    Mark deals very briefly with the baptism and temptation of Jesus (see Matthew 3:13 to 4:11 for a more detailed account). Following his baptism, the Lord Jesus was driven by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. Though weak in body through lack of food, he did not yield to the enticements of the devil. John baptized those who had repented of their sin (4). Why then did the Lord Jesus submit to baptism when he is sinless and has no need to repent?
    •Baptism speaks of identification. When a believer is baptized, he is identified with Jesus in his death and resurrection (Romans 6:3–4). The sinless Lord Jesus took human flesh to identify himself with sinful mankind, being born under the law (Galatians 4:4). The law of God curses and condemns the sinner. Our sin was laid upon Jesus who has redeemed us from the curse of the law through his death at Calvary (Isaiah 53:6; Galatians 3:10–13). God the Father punished him for our sin, making him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him (2.Corinthians 5:21).
    • Baptism also speaks of suffering. The baptism of Jesus not only symbolised his identification with us, but also his suffering and death to take away our sin. He spoke of a baptism which was a cup of suffering that he had to endure (10:38; Luke 12:50). The whole of the Trinity was involved in the baptism of Jesus. As the Son came up from the water, the Holy Spirit descended like a dove upon him and the Father spoke from heaven, ‘Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased’ (11). The Father loves the Son (John 3:35) and has accepted him as the perfect substitute to die for sinners. All Christians are accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6). We are ‘in Christ’ and we are clothed with his righteousness. We are no longer
    condemned for our sin (Romans 8:1,34). Let us rejoice and give thanks to God for our wonderful salvation/
    Pastor Alec Taylor
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  2. Invicta added a post in a topic Four Blood Moons on God’s Feast Days   

    I used to get ads for on of the break away groups on OLB after there was a post thread about it a year or so ago.  It stopped when I installed Adblock on my laptop.  
    There is a man who comes to our church from time to time who is a member of WWCoG.  He said that they lost 130 of their members when they split with Armstrongism.  They used to keep to the Jewish festivals but he says they don't now, but they still have a camp for the autumn festival which they call the Harvest Festival these days.  But there is a group who still follow Armstrong who meet in the same town at the same time but followed the Jewish feast.
    I too came across Armstrong when I was young.  Garner Ted Armstrong (The son, who was later chucked out for heresy, let back in again and then excluded again.) he used to broadcast on Radio Luxembourg, the only commercial station we could get in England at the time unless you had shortwave.  The program was The World Tomorrow.  Armstrong said that he could prove God exists.  My very wise aunt told me that we didn't need to prove that God exists, we believe by faith.
    Anyway this man moved down to Folkestone and relies on his free bus pass to travel.  Well over an hour on the service busses, changing twice and they are not frequent or reliable on Sundays, although he does get to our seniors lunch on Tuesdays.
  3. Invicta added a post in a topic Whats for Supper...   

    Egg bacon and tomato sandwich.
  4. Invicta added an answer to a question Election   

    The hatred has been on the other side.  You have had your eyes closed. 
    Leonard asked a question "who were the sheep that Jesus died for?"  And I posted a scripture in answer to that. "Eph 5:25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it ";  And got a torrent of anti Calviniistic abuse,  I could just as well answered, 
    15 ¶  So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 16  He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17  He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 
    I have been called a heretic, a false teacher and a liar on here but I have never called anyone any of these.  I have never responded with hatred.  I just pity such when they are supposed to be Christians,
    When it comes to prophecy there really only two interpretations.  1 That the Pope is the Antichrist.  This was the teaching of the church from the time the papacy got its full powers about  AD1200.  2 That the Pope is not the Antichrist, "2 Thess 2: 4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."
    The second includes all versions of preterism and all versions of futurism, which the Vatican is quite happy with.  The first, the Vatican hates.
  5. Invicta added a post in a topic Knowing the time ....   

     I have had that happen several times.
  6. Invicta added a post in a topic Knowing the time ....   

    I cannot agree with you on the early date of the Apocalypse.  You have previously said that the late date relies on an obscure remark by Eusebius, if I remember correctly.  The following is an extract from E B Elliott.
  7. Invicta added a post in a topic Knowing the time ....   

    If you start a post and don't post it and then come back and make another entry, it will merge your posts when you submit reply
  8. Invicta added a post in a topic Comment On Current Debate   

    English grammar has no doubt developed since 1611, as well as spelling and the use of words.  For instance there was neither J or U in the alphabet.   It was probably perfectly correct English in those days to start a sentence with And.  
  9. Invicta added a post in a topic Comment On Current Debate   

    They would have to read to understand.
  10. Invicta added a post in a topic Video or Audio Messages?   

    You can do it or much less $ than that.  If you have audio output on a cassette  you can use a suitable cable and plug it directly into the  mic socket on a PC or laptop.   You can then use the PC to write a CD.  Cost, probably less that $10 for a cable.
    For better quality you can get a gizmo similar to what I use for church recordings.  Mine is called Citronics and plugs into your USB socket, cost less than $60.  They cost about £39 in audio shops over here.
    If you want to edit the recordings I suggest a free download of Audacity.  This a full featured program and many churches over here use it.
  11. Invicta added a post in a topic Comment On Current Debate   

    They would have been if they took the oportunity to read them
  12. Invicta added a post in a topic Whats for Supper...   

    Fish stew and rice for lunch, yummy.
    Rattatouille  and French bread  for supper.
  13. Invicta added a post in a topic Insects and the Flood   

     This doesn't a as far as I can see with Mendel's law that recessive genes breed true.
  14. Invicta added a post in a topic The 7th Shemita is here   

    The Jews did not keep the sabbath years or jubilees.   The 70 years exile was so that the land could have fer sabbaths which it had not had  previously.   2 Chron.36:21  To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
    Seventy years sabbaths are sabbaths of 490 years, 70 weeks of years, that takes it back to the time of Solomon.
    There is one possible sabbath and jubilee recorded.   2 Kings 19:29  And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.
  15. Invicta added a post in a topic Hundreds of migrants drowned in Med   

    You may have heard the phrase Beyond The Pale?
    This originates from the time when England ruled Calais and there was a huge fence, The Pale, which surrounded the English ruled area. Those who lived on the other side were "Beyond the Pale,"  The Pale went right through a church with an entrance on each side for those living in those parts.  The worshipers were also separated by the Pale inside the church.  
    There is now a new Pale around the port of Calais, a double fence with barbed wire on top, which now extends for quite a long way along each side of the Autoroute leading to the port. Because of this, the migrants have changed their target to the Channel Tunnel.  The BBC who were filming in the Area at the time said 2.000  migrants had tried to storm the tunnel two nights ago and another 1,500 tried again last night.  Many managed to get to the UK, however a number have died trying.  Last night one was killed after being hit by a truck, another recently died on top of a train, it seems he was electrocuted by  the overhead power lines.  Others have been hit by trains.
    All this "migrant activity" as they call it, has caused major problems in our county. The M20 Motorway, the main highway to Dover Port and the Channel Tunnel, has been closed except for trucks.  This has caused much disruption on the lesser roads.  People not being able to get to work, guests not being able to get to weddings, businesses having to close. A couple of days ago the travel in the area was further disrupted when a train between Ashford and Canterbury was derailed after hitting some cows that had strayed onto the line.  
    Perhaps we should take Calais back again.