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About beameup

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  • Birthday 12/23/1942

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  • Bio I was saved in a Conservative Baptist church in 1962 and attended BIOLA (Bible Institute of Los Angeles) shortly thereafter. I agree, for the most part, with Dr. Peter Ruckman; however, I am not a "Ruckmanite", per se.

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  1. Clarence Larkin - Revelation

    2 Thess 2:8-9  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,   2 Thess 2:4b  so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.   2 Thess 2:11b God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
  2. Clarence Larkin - Revelation

    Daniel 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. 2 Thess 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 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.
  3. Titus

    But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
  4. Clarence Larkin - Revelation

    It's not unusual for a prophecy to have a "partial fulfillment" and then a yet future "fulfillment".  For example, in Acts 2 Peter says "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel".  Note that the Holy Spirit did not say that this is a fulfillment of Joel's prophecy, but that it was "spoken of" by the prophet.  Paying very close attention to "the details" often reveal things we otherwise might miss or "gloss over".  Of course, if you are a preterist, then it is necessary for you to somehow find that all prophecies have been fulfilled.
  5. Clarence Larkin - Revelation

    "Rightly Dividing" really is the key to understanding what applies to you and where you fit into God's plan.  I just left a IFB church because the pastor has no clue, he plucks verses out of context,  mixes and matches them and "throws them in a blender" and calls that his Spirit inspired "sermon".  No wonder his "congregation" are a bunch of immature "sheep" that have no understanding. 
  6. The body of Christ

    I just left a IFB church where the "pastor" is like a dictator.  There are no deacons, no elders, etc.  He feels that the Holy Spirit "inspires" him during the week, and on Sunday he "delivers" what the Holy Spirit has revealed to him and delivers it to the "congregation".  There really is no place for the Holy Spirit to properly function in such a place. 
  7. Prior to the coming of Messiah, there were three major sects within Judaism: Essenes, Sadducees, and Pharisees. They all met in the same synagogue. Currently, there are four major sects of Judaism, however, they each have their own synagogue.  The Nazarenes were a sect that emerged from the followers of Messiah.  Records indicate that the Nazarenes were present within synagogues until the second and third centuries.
  8. The body of Christ

    1 Corinthians 12 discusses the "body" of Christ.  It definitely refers to an earthly "body" of believers beginning in vs. 28.  However, with the "discrediting" of the work of the Holy Spirit due to the wacko "speaking in tongues" emphasized by the charismatics, it seems that Baptists simply avoid discussing the power of the Holy Spirit in the individual believer, not to mention the work of the Holy Spirit amongst believers in a local "body".
  9. 1 man + 10 women = Marriage?

    Like the "sheep and goats", this illustrates that only 1/2 of the survivors of the Great Tribulation will be allowed to enter into the Millennium. 
  10. Acts is a transitional book.  The "transition" was between the Jewish based "Sect of the Nazerenes" and the final "casting off" of Judaism by Paul in Acts 28, which established the predominantly Gentile "Body of Christ" (ie: "church").  During this "transition period", Judaism was the "vehicle" which would usher in the Millennium.  Following the removal of the Body of Christ (yet future), the "Sect of the Nazerenes" will again come into existence and usher in the return of Messiah.
  11. Jesus' coming Kingdom on land.

    Ezekiel 41-48 describes the Millennial Temple and the division of the land between the 12 Tribes.
  12. There were no "church buildings" as we know them today.  The early churches met in synagogues and/or private homes.  During this "transition period" between the identifiable Hebrew "Sect of the Nazarenes" and the establishment of the specifically Gentile "Body of Christ", the "gift of tongues" still operated as a means of propagating the gospel.  Notice that Paul states that "if" I spoke in the tongues of angels. You don't get to the complete severing of all ties with Judaism until the end of the Book of Acts.  "ekklesia" means "assembly", not necessarily a "church" - as in a building. Most make the mistake of not realizing that these "gifts" of tongues, healings, and instant transportation, will return following the removal of the Body of Christ.  The Hebrew "Sect of the Nazarenes" will reactivate during the Tribulation in order to fulfill the Great Commission.
  13. In Acts 2, Peter says that the tongues is in fulfillment of Joel's prophecy.  "Tongues" is an instantaneous knowledge of another language in order to preach the gospel.  In that respect, "tongues" is a Hebrew "gift" of evangelism.  Since the demise of the Jewish "Sect of the Nazarenes" (assembled in synagogues), the "gift" has disappeared... for now. The gift of tongues will reappear following the rapture of the Body of Christ and during the Tribulation, where it will reappear in order for Israelite believers to fulfill the Great Commission.
  14. The Judgment of Babylon

    Some would "convolute" the Scripture to make it say that "Babylon" is really the United States.  Pure nonsense.
  15. The Judgment of Babylon

    I've heard of some that believe in a literal rebuilding of ancient Babylon.  Some would conjecture that the real "mother load" of petroleum is beneath "Babylon" and that it was formed as the burial place of the Garden of Eden.  Technology will lead to this discovery, and oil prices will plummet worldwide as a result.  Of course, all this places the Tribulation in the somewhat distant "future".