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: Indiana, USA
InterestsPreach, teach, and believe the 1560 edition of the Geneva Bible. And I love to read many other books, and have.
And, ahem, the guidance of the Holy Spirit? No grammar in that. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. Ok. There is a verse saying the Holy Spirit will show us the things to come, i.e. prophecy; quote me a verse to in support of grammar showing the same thing.
Getting to the prophesy of the 'end times', and moving on past my mistake earlier from Alans post. (I did say I was Sorry DaveW.) Most people that I have heard teach these verses from Daniel, and other verses about prophesy, seem to forget there is 'history' between Daniels time and the NT. Daniel was living in Nebuchadnezzars land because God had had enough of Israels sin and Judahs sin. Israel was scattered and Judah got to take a trip to Babylon. They were 'punished' for 70 years. That is why Daniel was praying for forgiveness. Then teachers of the 'bible of prophesy' seem to slip right past Judahs return to the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. Then they skip on past Nehemiahs book and Ezras book and forget about the 'wall being built in troublous times', you might remember, they had swords in one hand and tools in the other while rebuilding the wall and setting up the gates? A lot of the prophesy that 'churches' inbibe into their 'doctrine' is inebriating and neutering the truth of Gods word. Because people are taught to 'understand' prophesy one particular way, thus feeding them with some of the 'lies' that people will believe in the 'end times'. If people would reread Ezra and Nehemiah, after Judah returned to Jerusalem, more focus on truth would occur. *Adding - The prophesy was fulfilled for the Jews to see it come to pass. I seem to remember the word of God saying that if a prophet were real his prophesy would come to pass, if not he was no prophet. The people needed to see it come to pass, and they did. The Jews returned to Jerusalem and rebuilt it. Getting it ready for when the Messiah would come some 400 years or so later.
Welcome. I do wonder why a Methodist would pick a Baptist forum, seeing that our doctrine of salvation is so different. Baptism does nothing for a person, here or in heaven. Works does nothing for us to get into heaven. So do you see OFP's concern?