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  • What’s wrong with ‘Left Behind’? - Baptist News

    08/28/2021 3:44:25 AM PDT · 99 of 107
    Kandy Atz to MHGinTN

    Reading this thread is like repeating a NT class I had in college, debating the End Times with a professor whose Bible seemingly contained no books between Acts and Revelation.

  • What’s wrong with ‘Left Behind’? - Baptist News

    08/26/2021 9:37:23 PM PDT · 88 of 107
    Kandy Atz to Cronos

    “Note that the point is there is nowhere by faith ALONE”
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    I’m not exactly sure what this has to do with my post. But since you brought up a faith/rapture connection, consider this...
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    We receive everything by faith - its how we please the Father. Note the faith connection with the mention of Enoch, himself translated, in Hebrews 11.
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    Hebrews 11:5-6 (KJV)
    5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
    6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
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    The proximity and connection between these two verses is far too much to be a coincidence.
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    Nobody will be condemned for not believing that Jesus is coming for his Body before the Lord’s Day begins. But if you are a child of God, free from condemnation, made alive in Christ, led by the Spirit, seated in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus, why would it be necessary to endure the time of wrath, the period of Jacob’s Trouble on Earth? Only the religious could mess that promise up.
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  • What’s wrong with ‘Left Behind’? - Baptist News

    08/20/2021 6:28:58 PM PDT · 66 of 107
    Kandy Atz to Cronos

    Its hard to take this article seriously when not a single scripture is used to challenge God’s plan for His Body. Nor is an alternative provided from scripture. Its simply another man’s opinion. His bio indicates a 17 year stint as an associate pastor in a Baptist church. So for almost 20 years in the ministry (I assume some years of education in a seminary of some flavor), he never studied Paul’s writing?
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    I would encourage confused folks, like the author, to get a good Bible, open to Paul’s letters written TO the Church, and expect the Holy Spirit to reveal His Truth. Paul was teaching the coming of the Lord, and meeting His Body in the air, in the 1st century. Just because it was forgotten, misunderstood, or ignored, does not make it less true. Justification by faith was another one that was quickly forgotten as Christianity devolved into religion, and the reasoning of men. Centuries later, it was rediscovered by people who put God’s Word first. Paul saw the decline already happening at the end of his ministry. In his letters to Timothy, he was already lamenting the decline - with folks turning to legends (fables, myths) and endless genealogies, which foster and promote useless speculations and questionings rather than acceptance in faith of God’s administration and the divine training that is in faith. (1 Timothy 1:4 AMP) Paul’s prediction seems to have come to fruition in the posted article.
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  • Christian economics 101: Does Zacchaeus prove reparations are biblical?

    07/16/2021 7:33:16 PM PDT · 9 of 21
    Kandy Atz to SeekAndFind

    19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. (Rom 12:19) KJV
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    Quoted from:
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    35 Vengeance is Mine, and recompense, in the time when their foot shall slide; for the day of their disaster is at hand and their doom comes speedily. (Dt 32:35) AMP
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    Believers know who the real enemy is, and can expect so much more if they trust God.
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    30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry;
    31 But if he is found out, he must restore seven times [what he stole]; he must give the whole substance of his house [if necessary—to meet his fine]. (Prov 6:30–31) AMP
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    Let the Lord sort it out. It will turn out far better in the end.

  • No Plan B: The Church

    06/23/2021 8:49:13 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    Kandy Atz to Tell It Right

    Not disagreeing with you, as I think there is some merit to your point. However, I would like to share a different perspective.
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    What satan intends for evil, God can turn to His benefit. With people stuck at home - for right or wrong reasons, online evangelism has greatly expanded. Large ministries are embracing social media, youtube, and other streaming services like never before. You can find sermons and teaching on any verse in the Bible online - free!
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    Local churches are finding ways to stream their services - just as an anecdote, my sister is a music minister of a very small denominational church just outside of Dallas. They started streaming early in Covid and have tripled their weekly numbers, when physical and digital numbers are combined. Now that attendance is permitted again, they have doubled their membership. Like many denominational churches, they were almost stagnant before, as evangelism and outreach failed, since most people in the community were already members of a church. With people moving to Texas, especially to the outskirts of Dallas, and the added fear and stress in the world, people are searching for God like never before. Folks want answers and direction, they want to experience the Peace, Power, and Love of God that is always missing from religion.
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    My online traffic is up - I have a handful of Christian sites. And I have been so busy that I have neglected them as of late. In fact, I should be doing that right now instead of being here.
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    It helps to see things from God’s perspective. From a human perspective, as Jesus was nailed to the cross it looked like all was lost, satan had apparently won a great victory. Jesus’ disciples ran away and hid in fear and despair.
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    From God’s perspective, the Incorruptible Seed was planted, a culmination of 4,000 years of prophecies fulfilled, and satan’s kingdom was turned upside down. God would start collecting the greatest harvest in the history of the planet. From just one Seed, He would reap millions, maybe trillions of Believers before the End.
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    1 Corinthians 2:8 NIV
    8 None of the rulers of this age understood it. For if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
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    No matter how bad it looks in this world, the Spiritual World is the True Reality.
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    John 16:33 NIV
    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
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    God Bless You All!

  • Will Only A Few People Be Saved? No. A Great Multitude Will Be Saved.

    05/26/2021 5:12:01 PM PDT · 16 of 20
    Kandy Atz to MurphsLaw

    What if Zacchaeus had been a very poor tax collector?
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    Do you think he could have been saved?
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    Good thing we serve a Merciful God.
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    1 Timothy 2:1–4 KJV
    1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
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    John 3:16-17 KJV
    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

  • DAY 228: FAITH OVER MIRACLES - Devotional

    05/22/2021 10:20:47 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    Kandy Atz to metmom

    John 4:46-54 KJV
    46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
    47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
    48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
    49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
    50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
    51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
    52 Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
    53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
    54 This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
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    I see this miracle from a slightly different perspective. The nobleman’s faith was misplaced. What I mean by that is look at what he confessed.
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    Sir, come down ere my child die. Or as we might say, “Come or my child dies.”
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    You can also see that doubt, unbelief, or even fear were all present by the statement Jesus made - “Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.”
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    The nobleman was coming close, but was not quite where he needed to be. So Jesus spoke the Word and challenged the man to truly Believe.
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    Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man BELIEVED the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
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    The nobleman went from thinking his son would die if Jesus did not come, to leaving Jesus and returning with nothing more than Jesus’ Words. And he received what he believed! His thoughts, confession, and actions all aligned.
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    Compare this exchange to the one between Jairus and Jesus in a very similar situation. Matthew 9, Mark 5, Luke 8
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    Good article.

  • Veggie Tales Creator, Phil Vischer, Says Christians Shouldn’t Oppose Transgenderism

    04/27/2021 4:32:02 PM PDT · 44 of 55
    Kandy Atz to Jan_Sobieski

    Veggie Tales has NEVER been Christian. At BEST, its family entertainment that reimagined a few Bible stories. Its success was driven by positioning itself as Christian-friendly, marketing to Christian parents/teachers/daycare, and the lack of quality Christian media for children.

  • True vs. False Ecumenism

    04/26/2021 4:02:37 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    Kandy Atz to ebb tide

    >>>>St. John Henry Newman - “To know history is to cease to be a Protestant,”<<<<
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    “To know God’s Word is to cease to be religious.”

  • Evangelicals Becoming Catholics: Former Christianity Today Editor Mark Galli {Ecumenical thread}

    09/18/2020 10:01:50 AM PDT · 28 of 28
    Kandy Atz to Cronos

    “One thing I like about both Orthodoxy and Catholicism is that you have to do these things, whether you like it or not, whether you’re in the mood or not, sometimes whether you believe or not. You just have to plow ahead. I want that.”

    That certainly does not sound like someone who KNOWS they are made alive in Christ and seated in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Or someone who KNOWS they are complete in Christ, or that the Greater One lives in them. (Ephesians 1-3, Colossians 1-2)

    Where is the PEACE, the JOY, the LOVE, the LIGHT that comes with Jesus?

    Compared to what is available in Christ, why would you settle for religion?

    Colossians 3:1-4 (AMP)
    1 IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
    2 And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
    3 For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.
    4 When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.

  • When Was Jesus Christ Born? The Bible Says September 11th 3 BC - The Feast of Trumpets (Merry Christmas AND Happy New Year!)

    09/11/2020 3:39:20 AM PDT · 11 of 109
    Kandy Atz to Kandy Atz

    The link for the data above:

    https://www.therain.org/appendixes/app179.html

  • When Was Jesus Christ Born? The Bible Says September 11th 3 BC - The Feast of Trumpets (Merry Christmas AND Happy New Year!)

    09/11/2020 3:37:25 AM PDT · 9 of 109
    Kandy Atz to Sontagged

    E W Bullinger has a very extensive explanation in the appendix of his Companion Bible. His dates are as follows. See the tables and details at link.

    A.M. = Anno Mundi; i. e. in the year of the world.
    B.C. = Before Christ. Reckoned as from 4004 A.M.
    A.C. = Anno Christi; i. e. in the year of Christ. Reckoned from the Nativity, in 4000 A.M. and 749-750 A.U.C.
    A.D. = Anno Domini; i. e. in the year of the Lord.
    A.U.C. = Anno Urbis Conditœ; i. e. the year in which the City (Rome) was founded.

    A.M. — B.C.-A.D. — A.C. — A.U.C.
    4000 THE NATIVITY 4 | 0 | 749 Herod d.c. end 28 Our Lord b. 15th Tisri=29th Sept. 4 B.C.

    1. It thus appears without the shadow of a doubt that the day assigned to the Birth of the Lord, namely, December 25, was the day on which He was “begotten of the Holy Ghost”, that is to say, by pneuma hagion = divine power (Matthew 1:18, 20 marg.), and His birth took place on the 15th of Ethanim, September 29, in the year following, thus making beautifully clear the meaning of John 1:14, “The Word became flesh” (Matthew 1:18, 20) on 1st Tebeth or December 25 (5 B.C.), “and tabernacled (Greek eskenosen) with us”, on 15th of Ethanim or September 29 (4 B.C.).
    The 15th of Ethanim (or Tisri) was the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles. The Circumcision therefore took place on the eighth day of the Feast = 22nd Ethanim = October 6-7 (Leviticus 23:33-43). So that these two momentous events fall into their proper place and order, and the real reason is made clear why the 25th of December is associated with our Lord, and was set apart by the Apostolic Church to commemorate the stupendous event of the “Word becoming flesh”—and not, as we have for so long been led to suppose, the commemoration of a pagan festival.

    No doubt 12/25 was not the date of birth.

  • Biblical Rebellion?

    09/02/2020 10:50:48 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    Kandy Atz to Terry L Smith; NRx

    1 Samuel 15:22-23 (AMP)
    22 Samuel said, Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
    23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim (household good luck images). Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.

  • Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

    07/05/2020 11:42:06 AM PDT · 69 of 80
    Kandy Atz to MrChips

    Good thing they left before dark. They did not want to face the ghost of Stonewall Jackson.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc4f6gi_eZo

  • Harris: Trump throwing white supremacists a 'welcome home party' with Tulsa rally

    06/12/2020 7:45:27 AM PDT · 47 of 107
    Kandy Atz to karpov

    1920s Oklahoma was dominated by the democratic party. The DNC is responsible for ALL THE EVIL — segregation, lynchings, KKK, mob violence, lawlessness etc.

    They still are...

  • ‘Mrs. America’ Can’t Hide All The Things Phyllis Schlafly Got Right About Women

    05/19/2020 10:55:32 AM PDT · 10 of 14
    Kandy Atz to Kaslin

    I’ve watched the series because I was too young to appreciate the politics of the 70s. The not so subtle bias is prevalent from the first episode. I would recommend a detox after each episode - watch the Eagle Forum videos, and others, that correct the record with actual footage of her debates/speeches, and interviews with people who knew her.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjiIwLjEKPU&list=PL9CC8V5vDzr13ZxJ_tOYiVVYi-4MvHRIb

    https://www.realmrsamerica.com/era/

  • SBC leader Albert Mohler indicates support for Donald Trump in reversal of 2016 position

    04/20/2020 11:10:24 AM PDT · 20 of 20
    Kandy Atz to CheshireTheCat

    For Believers, the only question that truly matters is what is God’s Will. Votes are precious seeds and should be prayerfully sown. We may not like what we see on the outside of a candidate, but what is inside is what truly matters. That is why we need God’s Wisdom during primaries/elections.

    1 Samuel 16:7 (AMP)
    7 But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance or at the height of his stature, for I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.

  • After Rising: Why did Jesus stay around for 40 days?

    04/17/2020 6:56:42 PM PDT · 55 of 58
    Kandy Atz to cloudmountain

    Its not just “many number forties” - That completely misses the divine perfection of the Word.

    Read Part 1 at the link I provided, as Bullinger does far better explaining the why, and answering your question. Here is an excerpt.

    There can be neither works nor words without number. We can understand how man can act and speak without design or significance, but we cannot imagine that the great and infinite Creator and Redeemer could either work or speak without both His words and His works being absolutely perfect in every particular.

    “As for God His WAY is perfect” (Psa 18:30). “The Law of the LORD is perfect” (Psa 19:7). They are both perfect in power, perfect in holiness and righteousness, perfect in design, perfect in execution, perfect in their object and end, and, may we not say, perfect in number.

    “The LORD is righteous in all His ways: and holy in all His works” (Psa 145:17). All His works were (and are) done, and all His words were spoken and written, in the right way, at the right time, in the right order, and in the right number. “He telleth the number of the stars” (Psa 147:4). He “bringeth out their host by number” (Isa 40:26). “He weigheth the waters by measure” (Job 28:25).

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    As He is perfect, so His works and His words also must be perfect. And when we see number used not by chance, but by design; not at haphazard, but with significance; then we see not merely so many works and words, but the Living God working and speaking.

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    Another relevant Scripture:

    Isaiah 46:9-10 (AMP)
    9 [Earnestly] remember the former things, [which I did] of old; for I am God, and there is no one else; I am God, and there is none like Me,
    10 Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose,

  • After Rising: Why did Jesus stay around for 40 days?

    04/16/2020 8:33:02 PM PDT · 44 of 58
    Kandy Atz to cloudmountain

    There have been a few folks who have written on the subject. My favorite is E W Bullinger = Number In Scripture
    https://www.levendwater.org/books/numbers/number_in_scripture_bullinger.pdf

    See the sections on 4 and 40.

  • [Barf Alert] Cardinal Cupich warns against the Church entering partisan politics

    02/01/2020 7:02:33 PM PST · 16 of 16
    Kandy Atz to ebb tide

    These large religious denominations are finding that working with the political bureaucracy can be quite profitable. In an era when donations and members are declining, it makes financial sense to support policies that put money and yes, power back in the hands of religious folks.

    This article is a bit dated, but makes the case. Its likely going to get worse if the wall is not completed and the flow of refugees and illegals is not dramatically reduced.

    https://politicallyshort.com/2016/02/29/the-price-of-resettling-refugees-in-america/