She would send nude photos of herself to him and Ravi would open up the emails to look at them. He threatened suicide when she threatened to reveal their relationship. So, church funds went towards making her go away. He obviously did something or there wouldn't have been a pay off. Then because it was settled out of court, he could dodge questions about it by saying he couldn't talk about it legally. He should have stepped down.
It's no secret that the Lord returns to gather up His elect in Revelation 20, which is after The Great Tribulation and prior to the 1,000 reign of Christ.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. Revelation 20:4-6
Corresponding to that. Jesus returns after Israel is attacked and cries out to Him at the end of the Tribulation period.
For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? Romans 11:15
More people die from the flu and driving than the Coronavirus, better stop going to church for the rest of their lives. Unless they can walk there and guarantee they won't catch the flu. Let's all lock ourselves up and live in fear!
James Thomas wrote: I think your timeline is a bit off. Jer 29:4 4Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon; Jer 29:14 14And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. Sound like Isaiah 11? Read on and you will see the better promises found in Jer 31:33.
Okay, thanks, Iām still looking at stuff. Sometimes life gets in the way from me studying like I would want too! But, I havenāt forgotten.
They were both future events at the time they were written, but they are two separate regatherings. Deut 30:1-6 already happened after the Babylonian exile. While Isaiah 11:11 is yet future. Although, I donāt have all of my eschatological ducks in a row and may be off some as far as that. All I can say is I will try to study up some on the second regathering and see how it all fits.
Adriel wrote: You forgot to look at the next verse, JohnFor. 13) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." They were "born of God." NOT human intervention. And remember: Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him BEFORE THE FOUNDATION of the WORLD, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, ACCORDING to the good pleasure of HIS WILL," God provides the "power to receive" (V12) John 6:44 NO MAN can come to me, EXCEPT the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day."
Salvation isnāt by human intervention. It is from God to those who believe. Ephesians 1:4 says He chose āusā. Do you know who they are? Faithful believers! He chose that those who believe will be holy and blameless before Him. Whatever you think John 6:44 means, Peter, who was a believing disciple could not come to Jesus either!
John 1:12-13 (12) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (13) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Who did God give the power to become children of God to? To as many as first receive Him and believe on His name. So it is clear to anyone who cares to see, you must believe to be saved. People arenāt saved to believe!
danfromtenn wrote: Amen John UK and Adriel. One does not have the capability of hearing the Gospel until he has been born again (from above). He does not have Life (with a capital L) until then.
None of that is scriptural, of course. Once you are preached the gospel, you have the capacity! How will they believe if they havenāt heard?
āHow then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.ā āāRomansā¬ ā10:14-17ā¬
Hearing doesnāt come by magic spell, but by the word of God.