Rnel, it appears to me that you didnâ€™t get quite far enough in Ezekiel. Didnâ€™t you read about the regathering of Israel in Chapter 37, and the defeat of Israelâ€™s enemies in Chapters 38 and 39? Didnâ€™t you see Godâ€™s blueprintâ€”not the Antichristâ€™s blueprint, but Godâ€™sâ€”for the new temple that is yet to be built in Jerusalem (Chapter 40 et seq)? Jerusalem will be the literal physical capital of this planet under the rule of the Lord Jesus Christ. You see, some harlots repent, e.g. Rahab and Jerusalem. Others do not repent, most notably Rome. By the way, Jerusalem sits on a plateau, while Rome is situated on seven hills (Revelation 17:9). Rome, not Jerusalem, is the great whore of the Revelation.
Connor recently mentioned an article in the Babylon Bee. Canâ€™t say that I blame him. One could probably get as much spiritual edification from that source as from many of the comments posted here on SA. You may as well give up, LB. Heâ€™s never apologized, and it doesnâ€™t appear likely that he ever will. However, he does â€śforgiveâ€ť us poor brainwashed mortals (who, of course, canâ€™t help being the way we are because of all the Yee Haw preachers we listen to) when we point out his foibles, so I guess we must appreciate every little crumb that is thrown our way. It would appear that some people would rather listen to a cold, dead fish expound the scriptures in a monotone than to hear a leather-lunged man of God lift up his voice like a trumpetâ€”which is entirely scriptural, by the wayâ€”and proclaim that â€śthus saith the Lordâ€ť with passion and conviction. Of course such people would have cringed at the preachin of Jeremiah, John the Baptist, Peter, and even Christ Himself. Entirely too undignified, you know. Oh well, as they say, thereâ€™s no accounting for taste. Move over, Connor. From now on, itâ€™s the Bee for me.
John Yurich: All the problems in the world were caused by Democrats.â€ť Jim Lincoln: â€śAll the problems in the world were caused by Republicans.â€ť John UK: â€śAll the problems in the world were caused by independent fundamental Baptists.â€ť Satan: â€śI agree with John, Jim and John!â€ť
John, I am not responsible for what David Cloud says. I have more than enough to account for with my own corrupt and sinful thoughts, words and deeds without accepting anotherâ€™s burdens of sin. From what you say, he hates Calvinism and says so in no uncertain terms. I think perhaps it would be better if you just admitted that you hate independent fundamental Baptists and moved on to a more fruitful line of activity. At any rate, good night to all and a blessed Lordâ€™s Day to all who love Jesus.
The only Elim in the Bible is the one where the Israelites found twelve wells (or fountains) of water and 70 palm trees. A welcome change from Marah, where the water was bitter, although not very far away from it.
Christopher, you are exactly right. If I suggested that all Presbyterians are mass murderers because one crank recently shot up a crowd, I would be severely censured on SA, and rightly so. The repeated statements about IFB people being cultists, brainwashed, deceitful, etc. are insulting, inaccurate and, in my opinion, deliberately slanderous. I do hope that Johnâ€™s newly adopted policy of respect and love will temper his remarks in the future.
John, I am elated to read your promise to respond to others with â€śrespect and love.â€ť That will certainly be a refreshing change. Now if you will stir in a half pint of truth and a tablespoon of facts, I think you may have a recipe for some worthwhile posts. By the way, the heart of man is composed of the will, the intellect, and the emotions. The word of God aims at all three, and effective preaching does the same.
Johnny lad, if youâ€™re going to spend all your time on here trying to pick fights, then donâ€™t get an attitude when the other fella puts up his dukes. Reaping what you sow doesnâ€™t make you a victim. And you can add disingenuous and obnoxious to your resume.
John Lee, what would you know about IFB preaching? Why donâ€™t you take your psych meds and lie back down in your nice, safe rubber room where you canâ€™t hurt yourself? Your slanderous babbling is getting a bit tedious.