John Young

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  1. Biblically Easter is associated with and follows the feast of unleavened bread, regardless of extra biblical calculations. Our feast is symbolized in the Lord's Supper and Easter proper is on the first Sunday after the Passover sacrifice. 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
  2. Self evident 101.... the words and the context. They necessitated the use of Easter because Christians were looking towards the resurrection and Herod was attempting to disrupt the Easter observance of the church in favor of the Jews observance of Passover. Acts 12:1-4 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)[Passover week Ezekiel 45:21] 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter [Christian observance of the resurrection which (has been, was then, and is now, part of the "Pasch week", and) culminated the weeks commemorations for the Christian but not for the lost Jew] to bring him forth to the people. John 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition American Dictionary OF THE English Language Easter E'ASTER, noun A festival of the christian church observed in commemoration of our Savior's resurrection. It answers to the pascha or passover of the Hebrews, and most nations still give it this name, pascha, pask, paque. Passover P'ASSOVER, noun [pass and over.] A feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the providential escape of the Hebrews, in Egypt, when God smiting the first-born of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Israelites, which were marked with the blood of the paschal lamb. 1. The sacrifice offered at the feast of the passover Pasch PASCH, noun [See Paschal.] The passover; the feast of Easter. Paschal PAS'CHAL, adjective [Latin pascha.] Pertaining to the passover, or to Easter. Acts 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. Mark 16:1-2 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. East EAST, noun [Latin oriens, this word may belong to the root of hoise, hoist.] 1. The point in the heavens, where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or when it is in the equinoctial, or the corresponding point on the earth; one of the four cardinal points. The east and the west are the points where the equator intersects the horizon. But to persons under the equinoctial line, that line constitutes east and west. 2. The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe, or other country. In this indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc. We speak of the riches of the east the diamonds and pearls of the east the kings of the east The gorgeous east with richest hand, Pours on her kings barbaric, pearl and gold. EAST, adjective Towards the rising sun; or towards the point where the sun rises, when in the equinoctial; as the east gate; the east border; the east side. The east wind is a wind that blows from the east
  3. The fact that they chose to use the English word "Easter" instead of "Passover" for the Greek word "Pascha" makes this self evident. Easter is an entirely Christian church word for the Resurrection Morning Of Christ (it was used for nothing else by the Anglican church during the time of the translators). If the translators thought that it had nothing to do with the Resurrection of Christ and only the O.T. Passover then they would have used the English word "Passover" like they did in every other instance of the word "Pascha" in the bible.
  4. Easter is reference to the Christian aspects of the Passover week. Just as Passover is specifically one day in the "Pesach week" but can be used in reference to the whole event, so to Easter is a specific day In the "Pesach week". Passover specifically is when the Lamb is slain but Easter is specifically when Jesus Christ rose again (Easter in general meaning "Dawning"). As seen in the context, Herod was performing an anti-Resurection Easter to please the Jews. James being the first Apostle martyred on or near Passover meal, a picture of Jesus dying, and Peter was supposed to be the next martyr. Jesus being unable to be held by the grave ten years before, Herod wanted to prove that Peter could be held beyond Easter (the Christian aspects of the Passover week culminating in the Easter Resurrection of Christ). The translators use Easter instead of Passover because they wanted to emphasize the Christian aspects that Herod wanted to disprove for the Jews rather then simply in reference to the the original O.T. Passover. (Also, While Herod was an Edomite by decent, he was a Jew by religion not Pagan. John the Baptist did not condemn him for worshiping pagan idols but rather for breaking the Law of Moses which Herod claimed to be keeping and following as the Jew's "rightful" king).
  5. Here is a very good article about the word Easter in Acts 12:4: http://www.kjvtoday.com/home/easter-or-passover-in-acts-124
  6. I wasn't allowed a calculator in any of my math classes. Just saying. I love word search on my bible app but I admit it has made me a bit slow and stupid when it comes to remembering were precisely in the bible a passage is. Particularly, when at the door and pulpit when God gives me a passage, I can't just stop and word search for the Chapter and verse. It would be too cumbersome and not proper etiquette to be messing with a device. I need to be able to go right to it by memory. So I like to use a regular bible with book tabs and also add color paper tabs for important verse topics. Not to mention problems with battery power, lighting, weather and dropping a device. Also few like to let go of a device when dealing with people of the baser sort when a paper bible is not a problem to share. Over all a paper bible is just more practical for sharing the gospel and following along in church.
  7. Sorry to hear about the struggle you are having. God did say "It is not good that the man should be alone". There were a few years before I was married that singleness was wearing on me and girls that I would not have considered before started to look like viable options to the point of compromising my principles. Without going into detail I'm just letting you know that it is not a good place to go. Be sure you are seeking a wife that will help you and is someone whom you enjoy because she is her. Some people marry a willing girl simply because they don't want to be alone then too late they find she was not someone they wanted to make a life with. In regards to God, If you read a bit further in the same chapter he still considers Himself married to Israel. Seeks reunification at their return and speaks of a future when they are restored. Jeremiah 3:12-20 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever. 13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord. 14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: 15 and I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. 16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more. 17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. 18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers. 19 But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me. 20 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the Lord.
  8. Any update on what is going on with the church directory? I think it was a nice feature of the site and was wandering if it will be back soon.
  9. FYI to any single Christian men who cannot find single lady in church....Go soul winning and led her to the Lord! I know many men who desired a wife but gave it up to the Lord and then in the process of doing the work of the Great Commission, God allowed them to meet their future wife. Another good option is Facebook....everybody knows somebody. I met my wife on Facebook because she was a friend of a friend and we went to the same college but did not know each other then. We knew each others friends, pastors and churches, were able to learn about each others families, found we had many things in common with similar goals in life, etc. @ Florida. Remember God sees christian marriage between a man an a woman as symbolic of his covenant between Him and man. Christ says "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.". This means if the divorced lady has a christian marriage then, even if they are divorced by man, they have not been divorced by God. If her husband is still single then she should seek to go back to him and have that marriage restored. However, if he or she remarries then that will no longer be possible. Matthew 5:31-32 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32 but I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. I would say it would be better for your relationship with God and for christian marriage in our country for both of you to remain single than to marry divorced. Ultimately, as a Christian you have liberty and are free to do what you want in this matter, and it may even work out well for you, but I would not count on it. Expect to have more complications than the typical marriage. Jeremiah 3:1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man’s, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the Lord. Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
  10. "Forty years" most likely is referring from the time David was anointed king of Israel by Samuel. So after Fourty years of David's anointing as the righful king of Israel Absalom attempted to become King of Israel.
  11. Its not a grammatical requirement unless you are actually using those words as a title in the sentence ("with quotes" as well) but I tend to capitalize the subject as if it were a name anywhere (without quotes) regardless, but that is just me. Whatever you do, do it consistently!
  12. It seems to me his Mid-trib position came about as a result of his prison ordeal. Some Pre-trib believers hold to the false idea that they and "the church" won't endure ANY tribulation and then when they do endure persecution for the cause of Christ they try to find a reason for it and flip to the other extreme, believing Israel's tribulation is actually for them and "the church". In so doing they grasp at historically Catholic doctrines to formulate their own.
  13. His divorce, subsequent remarriage nary a few months later, and then recently leading "church services" at the DAL over youtube was the thing that did it for me in deciding to part ways with him and his ministry. I'm not going to stand in condemnation of him and I'll let him "plow his row" for Christ and I'll "plow my row" for Christ, as he likes to say, but I'm not going to help him to do it by defending, promoting or participating in his ministry anymore.
  14. I think that may be too much speculation. Speculation is dangerous business, particularly if someone tries to build a doctrine on it! The bible never says Herod was a reprobate, though he very well could be. In my opinion Christ was silent primarily to fulfill the scripture which said he would be like a lamb to the slaughter. While it is not out of the realm of possibility as an extra reason God allowed for Herod to be the one in that position, the fact that wicked Herod happened to be the ruler and got the silent treatment, ultimately, does not really matter too much in regard to the overall purpose. Regardless of who it was, Christ was going to give them the silent treatment. Acts 8:32-35 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 in his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
  15. I tend to agree that it could use a better title or structure in regards to being a systematic theological doctrine. Most likely just a subset of the doctrine of sin. Reprobate simply being the point in which God gives them over to their own devices and allowing their lust towards sin to take it's course. I tend to be of the persuasion that even at that point God can allow for some such persons to "come to their senses" and we cannot, on our end, truly know if God has "blinded for a time" or forever determined someone to be un-savable before death. Much of what is commonly taught about it can go to extremes in my opinion and I am not at all against keeping it in proper perspective of our command to preach to all regardless of what state God is dealing with a person in. Jesus after all was contending with people who could not hear his words and whom he called children of the devil so.... Matthew 19:25-26 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.