No Nicolaitans

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  1. I have the same situation.
  2. Looks like the closest on this list is in Madison...about 40 miles away. I don't know anything about it though...and there could be others not listed of course. The only church and pastor I'm familiar with in Wisconsin is David Brown/First Baptist Church of Oak's about 100 miles away from where she'll be. Here's the list though...
  3. Hi Neopatriarch, and welcome to Online Baptist. Please don't take this the wrong way; I promise that it is only meant as just a friendly word of advice. As you're here longer, you will probably find that quoting men (and their views regarding scripture) tends to be less desirable or appreciated than giving one's own thoughts/interpretation/understanding/etc.of scripture. We all have opinions, agreements, and disagreements as to what scripture means at times...but that's the point...they are ours and not the views of someone else. Again, this was meant to be friendly, and I hope you will take it in the spirit in which it was intended.
  4. Per the request of one Shannon McWhorter on her FB page,  (she told me to drop you this hint) ... You have an amazing wife.

    Read the moth picture. (she didn't tell me to tell you this part)

    1. No Nicolaitans

      No Nicolaitans

      LOL! Thanks...yes, I do have an amazing wife. Unfortunately, I can't see the picture since I'm no longer on Facebook. I'll have to get her to show it to me. Thanks brother!

    2. Standing Firm In Christ

      Standing Firm In Christ

      It's now just the picture you need to see.  It's the resulting conversation.  LoL

  5. I guess I was special to her. I had just started reading the message she sent, and BAM...I got another one from her, but it was worded slightly different.
  6. I could be wrong, but I think it was just an illustration. At that time and in general, work ceased at work had to be done during the daylight hours. Christ had specific work (from God) that needed to be done while he was on earth; therefore, he was stressing the importance of performing that work while the opportunity existed.
  7. It is. Here's the link to the announcement...
  8. Yes, and I've enjoyed all of them. I just got an email yesterday (from his film company) saying that the latest film has just been released. This one will go more in depth on Wescott and Hort and modern version publishers. It should be interesting.
  9. Oh no...all that I meant by what I said that I've seen do I say this? Now that I've seen it, it didn't live up to the hype that I was expecting. It was still interesting though...
  10. Welcome Rosanne!
  11. says the "last" of them will he slay with the sword. Again, I believe when he says "head" here, he's referring to the leader(s) of Israel...not literal heads on a body, not the nation of Israel as a whole, and not other nations. He's talking about the king of Israel (and others with him who have ruling power). The chapter opens speaking of the Lord commanding to smite the lintel of the door so that the posts shake: and cut "them" in the "head". The main thrust of Amos is what will happen to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. God said to smite the lintel of the door (of Israel) so that the posts shake: and cut them (the posts) in the head. So, we have the destruction of a building signifying what will happen to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Smite the lintels so that the posts shake...the building is unstable at this point. At the top of each post was a chapiter (or head). Cutting the chapiter/head of the post would bring the unstable building down. So the vision starts by using the key elements of a building and its destruction to describe key people (leaders) in the Kingdom of Israel, their destruction, and the kingdom's destruction. The words "them" and "head" are kind of like anchor words applying to both building elements and the kingdom's leaders, and it ties the two elements together...melding them into one...making the transition from a building to the kingdom's leaders. The Northern Kingdom's "building" became unstable when Assyria attacked and carried away many captive. The building fell after the capture of the king of Israel several years later. As for Amos 9:8, we must remember that at this place in time, Israel was two separate kingdoms...the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Indeed, the "sinful kingdom" as noted in Amos 9:8 was the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and it was destroyed off the face of the earth. That ruling kingdom of Israel...the Northern Kingdom...was destroyed. However, the house of Jacob hasn't been...
  12. Okay, but I still think the verses that you referenced are speaking only of Israel...and that's not taking into account what is written before these verses in Chapter 8...but I'll leave it alone. Thanks Eric. Amos 9:1-8 and verses 9-10 1 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered. 2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: 3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them: 4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good. 5 And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. 6 It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name. 7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir? 8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD. 9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. 10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
  13. 122/83 today! Still want to get that second number in the 70s...hopefully the continued losing weight will help? We'll see. Thank you Lord! Hey...with the way my blood pressure is dropping, it'll be down to 0/0 soon!
  14. I believe that Amos 9 is referring to God punishing Israel.
  15. I'm not sure I'm following you. At first, you were using Habakkuk 3:11-13 to show that the armies of the Antichrist will be beheaded. Then you seemed to agree that the "head" is actually indicative of a leader rather than a person's actual head. Have you read the next verse of Habakkuk 3...verse 14? I believe it gives an even clearer meaning as to the word "head" in these verses. They are talking about a leader, not a person's head. It's still common terminology today. Such as, "The best way to stop your enemy is to cut off its head." Which means to stop, capture, imobilize, or kill their leader. Still, I agree with MountainChristian...Habakkuk was talking about the Babylonians of history...not the Battle of Armageddon nor the likening of the Babylon of Revelation.