We are told constantly that China own trillions of US debt. But about a week ago there was a news report that said China is trillions in debt. So where is all this cash. Not the UK, not the EU, they're skint as well, as is Russia. So where is all the money? Is all an illusion as I have believed for some years, that there is no money, only debt.
Wretched is one who of those who is teaching novel doctrines. 1Tim4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; And he calls others apostates. I pity him.
I don't think he included your so called rapture what the scripture says is our gathering to meet the Lord.
Here is a question for you. I was taught variously that there were two comings, Once for the saints and then with the saints, Or that they were two stages in one coming. But Sir Richard Anderson said the was a third coming, and perhaps other comings as well. How many second comings are there?
We were in a church once where the attitude seemed to be "We leave spiritual matters to the pastor." We tried to change things but without much result. A friend said, "They have had a whole string of Godly pastors, but the system beaten them all" If you suggested something was not right, the answer was always, "We've always done it that way." My wife said it should be written in a banner over the town "WE'VE ALWAYS DONE IT THAT WAY." She called it "The Law Of The Medes And Persians, Which Changeth Not." We didn't want to leave as it was the local church. However we eventually we decided to leave and went to a church in Canterbury where there was a good minister, but when he left we went to a church in Ashford. After the pastor there was forced out, we came to our present church where we have been for over 20 years, and 8 years ago moved to the town.
You could listen to Duncan Campbell on the Isle of Lewis revival. http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=5562 It is about an hour long. You may like to read a transcript as you listen as his accent is not easy to follow, Those who transcribed it obviously found the same as they have frequent [?]s http://media.sermonaudio.com/mediapdf/5562.pdf
If I remember correctly, revivals were the work of God, not man, usually a surprise to those involved in them. I know American churches hold 'Revivals' but these are not revivals in the usual understanding of the word.
My nephew was doing christian work in Mauritania some years ago. Any christian work was illegal. He had to be careful but shared the gospel with the locals. One man told the police chief that my nephew had given him a copy of the gospels in Spain. The police chief said the gospels were a Muslim documents and he would like a copy. Then came the first Gulf War. People were in the streets shouting "Death to the Americans, death to the English." They were escorted to the airport by French troops. As they were leaving, their neighbours said "Why do you need troops to escort you, we are peaceful people," But nephew said "You were chanting 'Death to the Americans, death to the English.' " They said "we didn't mean you." I may have posted this before, if so, sorry.
My wife was on a course for teachers in Paris 1964-5. She loved Paris. We have been there a couple of time since. We will be in the region on Monday next week. I asked her if she wanted to stay a few days. She said she didn't want to as time we went it had changed and she didn't like it anymore. In France there are numerous stops on the Autoroutes called aires de repos. In German restplatz. Aires have plenty of parking spaces; toilets and sometimes picnic areas. In the UK we have motorway service areas which are supposed to be rest areas but have become large commercial centres, not much rest there. But I digress. There have been reports that tourists stopping overnight in aires have been targeted by French criminals. We have stopped overnight in a caravan (trailer) and just in our car and have never had any problems.