John UK wrote: Mike, when the Bible says there are none that doeth good, no, not one, God is saying that there is not one unregenerate person who does good; all is tainted with sin. Jesus is obviously talking about regenerate persons who have been adopted and now have God as Father. Shuch are most certainly able to do good, indeed they are predestinated unto good works, and they ought be doing all the good they can.
So the ".. ye then, being evil" people of Luke 11:13 are regenerate born again followers of Christ Jesus? Never thought of it that way, John.
John UK wrote: Dr Tim, it is both biblical and spiritual for a Christian to desire the transformation of the church for the better. For an ungodly, despicable man to make decisions, it is impossible for him to do anything good, for "there are none that doeth good", according to the scriptures.
Luke 11:13 "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?"
Unprofitable Servant wrote: --- It has been both stated and implied that the thousand years in Revelation 20 is not literal. Sister BMac has aptly shown that hyperbole is part of Scripture Question. What precedent found anywhere in Scripture shows a thousand years when mentioned is not to be taken literally? Or maybe another use of the term thousand in the Bible where it doesn‚Äôt literally mean a thousand? Thanks for your insights.
Both your first statements are true US. What hasn't been demonstrated is that it isn't literal, nor that use of "thousand" figuratively in one place somehow shows it is figurative in another. Ever wonder why it is repeated 6 times in Revelation? I speculate it was foreknown that misunderstanding would come. 6 times might drive it home. Admittedly that is only speculation. But we don't see the "as" or "is as" or similar language of figures often used in any of them, either.
B. McCausland wrote: Though a thousand figures as a quantifying noun in Scripture , also it also figures at times as an hyperbole figure of speech. See, "For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills." "He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations." "Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men."
Good examples, B., thanks! I guess my issue is not with using 1000 as a figure of speech so much as using the term millenium when the term is definition limited to a real time period. Unlike 1000, millenium is poorly used when used as a figure.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike, I think I've criticize liberals enough times, except they just aren't as big as hypocrites as the American Pharisees are! You should have read The Washington Post article. You would have seen the authoress actually gave some points on why the listings of contributors isn't such a great idea. ---ūüĎé
I might read the Washington Post, except it has more than paper issues. Owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who has contract with the CIA. Why would you trust WashPost?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- excerpt from, "Major evangelical nonprofits are trying a new strategy with the IRS that allows them to hide their salaries" https://tinyurl.com/v9emge4z 2 Corinthians 2:17 Not even pedaling the Word but politics
Strange thinking, that if a preacher calls evil evil, it is politics. Funny you hardly complain about evil leftists wanting to stifle preachers. Your posts on this thread are revealing. Keep it up, for the sake of new posters here.
Joel wrote: Mike, the term ‚Äúmillennium‚ÄĚ means one thousand years according to the English dictionary. The Revelation says ‚Äúone thousand years‚ÄĚ and sometimes we replace that with the term ‚Äúmillennium‚ÄĚ and I still believe it is not a literal one thousand years or a literal millennium as such; but that however long it is, we are experiencing it now. ‚ÄúNow when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison‚ÄĚ ‚Ä≠‚Ä≠Revelation‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠20:7‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠NKJV‚Ä¨‚Ä¨ ‚ÄúAnd he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.‚ÄĚ ‚Ä≠‚Ä≠Revelation‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠13:5‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠NKJV‚Ä¨‚Ä¨
Rev. 20:7 The prince of this world isn't in prison now. Unless the nations are no longer being deceived as per Rev. 20:3
Rev 13:5 Do you consider forty-two months also as figurative?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Mike when did I say two wrongs and made a right? neither a liberal or conservative "Unitarians" are good for the countryūüĎé https://tinyurl.com/zt5xhjh (Wisdom for Interim Pastors)
You should have that nervous condition checked out, Jim. When did I say you said two wrongs make a right? What do Unitarians have to do with anything?
btw, you never complain about Liberals forcing the kingdom they want down the throats of Christians. How is it that you don't seem to care about what is actually happening, but only about things you make up?
Joel wrote: Mike, So there‚Äôs nothing figurative in Scripture? What about the hills skipping like little lambs and the trees clapping their hands? Just saying.
And we should discern the figures from things that aren't. The Bible didn't come up with the term millenium. Why use a word that has specific meaning to describe a figure? When you say we are in the millenium, you are saying we are in a specific period of time. When the Bible means to convey a non-specific period, doesn't it often use the term "..a time.."? Eccl. 3 as example.
Jim Lincoln wrote: http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/will072316.php3 (Pence the pliable) George Will is much more amusing at snide remarks then I am. QC, this mild diatribe by George, I will let you read for yourself and others can do that also. This was written before George Will before he really got to know the behavior of Mike Pence. But even these early observations are interesting.
Maybe those who have this parasitic whiteness problem could just identify as purple. Old white psychobabblers with racist tendencies would then turn red with rage, and have to spend more time contemplating their navels.
John UK wrote: Mike, if the vegetables are organically grown, and are freshly dug, there is no doubt in my mind that in a strange way, if you eat them, they will make you feel somewhat better. This is God's plan, and it is a good one.
I certainly agree. The government experts here add fluoride to the water in our county to give us "strong teeth" This is totally bogus, but governments know sooo much about good health. I try to avoid contaminated food and water as much as possible. Helps to keep healthy and feel better, and avoid "healthcare" which is no healthcare at all, but sickness care. Just another fuzzy word to make us feel better about ourselves.
John UK wrote: --- But none of us in the UK say that the services are "free", but "free at the point of use". There is a world of difference between these two.
Maybe it's another word to be added to the fuzzy list, bro John. Until now I haven't engaged in this because I know how fruitless discussion can be when the common meaning of words isn't common. I was thinking that when I buy groceries, I might be tempted to make it seem innocuous if I said to myself, "Self, they are free at the point of use." After all, the point of use being the table, it doesn't cost me anything to actually eat them. But then I wonder if it would be for clarification, or in a strange way to make me somehow feel better? Is newspeak alive and well?