BioI am a proud husband of a very sweet wife who has blessed me with our four children. We have been married 25 years this past year and are looking forward to eternity. Life without an end, wow! I heard the gospel of Christ, (finally!), in January of 1987, and became a believer in Jesus Christ, the Holy, Only-begotten, Son of God, and have not ever regretted following the Lord. Since 1990 I have been a minister of God, preaching and teaching to the people in our church, and in the nursing home in our area. I love the Lord and am a lover of his word. I preach and teach from the 1560 edition of the Geneva Bible, hence the name Genevan Baptist.
Location: Moores Hill, Indiana, USA
InterestsPreach, teach, and believe the 1560 edition of the Geneva Bible. And I love to read many other books, and have.
The church doesn't define marriage, but testifies with the truth put out by God himself, from the Holy scriptures, what marriage is. If you think we as Christians make up the rules, you are sadly mistaken my friend. We only proclaim the truth as God has shown us in the books he has led men to write. Men who have stood in the presence of God. And he desires that we stand for that truth no matter whether it is in the church building or the courthouse. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD That is truth from a book called Psalms, the 33rd psalm, verse 12.
I think he needs to reread Acts 17:11. It is one's duty to search out the scriptures to make sure what we are hearing preached is the truth. The scriptures call it being more noble to be a christian that does this, unlike some who only profess Christ and faith, we search it out and live it.
Ian, I will be praying for you and the family as you have suffered this great loss friend. God be with you and strengthen you mightily. As John encouraged in his post above, hold on to the hope, and as you posted above, God can do wonderful things in a mans mind at the end, when a man sits in silence. Your life with David might not be over, except maybe here. Remember, His word will not return void, Russ
Wow, Eric, can't you see what you are promoting? Guessing what 'little tiny bits of verses that say very obscure statements' means, is a full time job for you. Don't you have some serious Bible reading to do or what? Reminds me of the movie "Conspiracy Theory" with Mel Gibson. Taking little bits and pieces of info and creating fictional 'conspiracies', that really are only believed by people wanting something exciting to 'think on'. Entertainment with no roots in scripture other than 'reading between the lines'.
Also, people tend to put a little more emphasis on what they hear on the radio sometimes than the actual sense of what the Bible really says. After all, if someone is good enough to get on the air, they must be speaking the truth. Right? Hardly. The feel good voice of the radio/TV/internet preacher is lulling some to sleep. Remember Matthew 25? The virgins all sleep.But only some wake with the 'oil' they need to meet the bridegroom in readiness. The 'oil' of knowing Jesus personally. The church is gonna wake one day and find out he never knew them, even though they prophesied in his name. Guessing the end of the world and its 'final destruction' to scare people into stocking up contrary to Jesus' own words in Matthew 6 is one of those ways. (in my humble opinion)
Yet there were 14 books written, for historical info, during most of that time, to fill the gap and show God never gave up on his followers. No famine there. There were always those men who followed the Lord in every century, and men of God to preach. Never was there a "400 years of silence" like most modern preachers teach. Just because people call it 'no new revelation' doesn't mean men didn't preach the coming Messiah. Besides, if that kinda thinking were true, what about the 1900 years of silence since the first century AD?
So, this is what you say is an answer or fulfillment of a prophecy? What about the next verse that closes out the subject of Asher's 'blessing' from Moses? The oil is for the function of the "foot". I believe it is talking about the strength of Asher here, not the petroleum in the land. Is there another verse or set of verses to show a fulfillment of the oil subject?
Think now brother, if the Lord Jesus said this, where is your 'famine'?
Reread this post below, and truly think outside the 'theories' you have been taught.
And in Luke 17 -
26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Notice verse 28 above? Buying, selling, planting and building? Sounds like things will continue to be the same. No food shortages, no lights out, no great prophetic unscriptural events.
News is not the gospel, remember? If the scriptures say there will be marrying, and eating and drinking, where is the famine? Here is the famine - Amos 8:11 - Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
Most people tend to not question the Pastor and his wisdom. It's as if the common Christian thinks God really isn't available to all of us or something. Or as my Dad stated once, (paraphrased) "There were much godlier men before me, and they knew things. So who am I to question their teachings on what the scriptures mean?" My Dad has been a Pastor 3 times in the last 27 years, and still preaches at 72 years old. We have had quite the conversations over the years about what the scriptures really teach. He is the common, 'fall in line with the traditions of the church', kinda guy. I love him though. I think most men of God are like that. We are quite nostalgic when it comes to 'doctrine'.