I just read both your attachments!! While reading it-it hit me why Mary had to be a virgin. I just always thought that was to show he was God etc. But now we know different. If Mary had ‘known’ a man prior to Jesus’ birth, she would have been possessed of man’s [nephesh]. While Eve was the first to follow satan, the guilt of sin rests upon Adam, since Eve was “from man” 1Cor Adam was ‘in charge’. Eve was a “helper suitable to” Adam. When Jesus came, He brought “the resurrection of the dead” as “in Christ all shall be made -alive-“.
She filed for divorce and is dragging me into a custody battle over our children. I am concerned how being exposed to this kind of teaching will affect my relationship with my kids, and I think this religion is indeed a destructive cult. Do you have any literature that I can present to the court to help me show the dangers of this religion and gain legal custody of our children? Dear friend, We feel sad for you in this situation. It is heartbreaking to hear of another family torn apart through this destructive religion.
It is true that they claim to uphold this Scriptural requirement for divorce.
The church isn’t even biblical, is it? People argue the idea of church isn’t even biblical. So let’s start with the basics. First if you’re a Christian, church is not something you go to.
Kim March 30, at 3: My husband and I have seperated several times over the last 9 years we have been together over things regarding money, lies and not keeping a job. He has even been in and out of jail for not paying fines that he has. I have bailed him out so many times before. I am six months pregant with our first child. To get to the bottom of my question he was pulled over for speeding and does not have a DL so he is sitting in jail again and my family is wanting me to file and raise the child on my own.
But from what I have read it says that if the nonbeliever leaves. We are thrilled to see you here. Let me say that there are no grounds for you to divorce him biblically. Your family, you said, is wanting you to file for divorce and raise the child yourself. Are they also Christian? Regardless, when God joins husband and wife together, God says that in Gen 2: I think it is encouraging that your husband attended church with you.
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Marius van Niekerk Thanks for your big work Geoffrey, it is so inspiring, specially for the times we are living in. I am in South Africa and grew up in an Afrikaans orthodox church, however the Holy Spirit let me to understand the bible, prophecies and politics exactly according to your teachings. Praise His Name so far apart, but the same Word.
Pray for you brother!!!!
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Fortunately some Elders have leaked this publication to the public and it’s now available online for anyone seriously searching for truth about JW. At the time of writing this article, Watchtower headquarters will not confirm or deny the existence of this book. Elders are told to keep this information under lock and key.
Even family members are not allowed to see it. The secretive nature of this book and protective measures that are to be taken is carefully detailed in writing when new Elders receive their copy. Rules Of The Jehovah’s Witnesses. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe they follow the Bible and Jehovah’s laws rules. JW’s are required to believe that their religious leaders at Watchtower headquarters are chosen by God as his prophet.
See God’s Slave The Watchtower strictly prohibits JW’s from reading the organization’s rules and punishments unless they have achieved the rank of Elder or higher. Even if you study the Bible with an Elder, they are not allowed to tell you what they know. This secret rule book is off limits, and Elders must not divulge it’s contents to anyone, – even close family members.
Individuals demonstrate their allegiance to Jehovah by obeying ‘the faithful and discreet slave’ Matthew Anyone who doesn’t do these things is considered a ‘spiritually weak’ person. Preoccupation with outward appearances is evident throughout this page publication.
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About This Site Thank you for visiting. I was a member of a spiritually abusive Independent Fundamental Baptist Church for a little over 25 years. The focus of this site, therefore, is the issue of spiritual abuse and deception in the IFB churches. This site also has a secondary emphasis on other Christian churches, but will mostly focus on the IFB Denomination. Like others who have similar sites, the reason for concentrating on the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination is simply due to personal experience.
Not all Muslims believe in every, or even some, of these eschatological elements, just as in Christianity there are widely divergent views concerning the last days. But, whether these elements are believed or not, this is basically what the Hadith teaches. Bear in mind there are elements in Islam that were taken from other religions, so we are going to recognize some things that are familiar from the Bible. The Mahdi versus the Dajjal Islam generally believes in a savior called the Mahdi.
Women will outnumber men 50 to 1. Men will eat with their tongues like cows. Wild beasts will speak.
Shepherd The Flock Of God. 1 Peter
Do you now feel lost, bereft, and directionless? If so, know that when Jesus looks down from heaven, he feels toward you exactly as he felt toward individuals during his earthly ministry. Should we not then imitate our Lord in all things? The unfortunate truth is: In some cases the Witness will even cross to the other side of the road to avoid passing nearby; if it were not so sad, it would be humorous.
Faith and facts How a biblical worldview makes best sense of the evidence, such that the unbeliever has ‘no excuse’ by Don Batten. Published: 1 March (GMT+10).
I quite agree with you. We are expected to grow in Knowledge of God and His word. As we grow closer to Him, he reveals Christ to us in ways that will beat any doubt from atheists, or other religions and help us live lives that will show the way. I discovered that many people that do not believe have reasons [hurt, guilt, past disappointments etc], they have gaping holes in their hearts which only God can fill.
A testimonial life often breaks through the ice people have formed and an encounter with Christ Himself. So we must also pray! Luke LeFevre I totally agree with you! Most of the time people turn away from God is because of past experiences. Did you talk to atheists to come to this conclusion, or you are just assuming it?
The Inbox: What Does Islam Believe About the End Times
Gothard and the IBLP organization to cover up the behavior. Blogger Libby Anne has done a thorough job summarizing the allegations here: First, and perhaps foremost, we are saddened that things have come to this. Several of the allegations made public this week have been known by us for quite some time.
Sex Education (men) READER COMMENTS: Thank you for the April article on the Blood. My spirit bears witness with you that this is true. It also brings to mind a speaker that I .
On Wednesday, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former head of Yukos Oil was sentenced to 14 years in prison for embezzling and money laundering. Khodorkovsky will stay in prison where he belongs. But the oil oligarch thought Putin was weak, so he strengthened his contacts in Washington and dumped money into parliamentary elections. He unwisely assumed that he could defy Putin and extend his tentacles into politics following the model of corporate control he saw in the United States, where the courts, the congress, the White House and the media are all in the pocket of big business.
Only he misjudged Putin and ended up in the hoosegow. According to the Wall Street Journal: Khodorkovsky was arrested on a rented jet in Siberia Oct. Reportedly there were three cases of murder and one of attempted murder linked to Yukos, if not Khodorkovsky himself….. But Khodorkovsky is guilty. The Russian court got it right.
We invited Doug Greenwold, a Bible scholar who serves as the senior teaching fellow for a ministry called Preserving Bible Times , to our television program Christ in Prophecy. Doug uncovers often missed insights into dramatic biblical stories by digging deep into the overall biblical context that provide poignant spiritual applications to the reader today. Big Letdown Doug Greenwold: After some back and forth between Jesus and His disciples over the safety of returning to Jerusalem or not, Jesus revealed in John Jesus had tarried in Perea two days too long.
If He had left at once it would have only have been the second day.
The following is what Islam teaches concerning the end times, primarily understood from the Hadith, which has incorporated elements of the Torah, New Testament, and Zoroastrianism.
PRINT The signs of the times indicate that we are on the threshold of the Tribulation — a time of unparalleled carnage that will befall the earth. The earth will plunge into a period of time that the Bible describes will be the most horrific in all of human history. How do we know the covenant the Antichrist signs will provide Israel with a time of peace?
For the answers to these questions and many others concerning the Tribulation, Dr. David Reagan and Nathan E. Jones address these important end times questions. The full discussion can be found on a special television episode of Christ in Prophecy. The Peace Confirmed Dr. And yet, prophecy teachers conclude from this verse that the Antichrist will make a seven-year peace treaty with Israel. Some say that conclusion is a stretch, but the rest of verse 27 fills in much of the interpretation.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate. The many must be Israel, because he enters into the newly built Jewish Temple. Currently, there is no Third Temple on the Temple Mount.
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Thank you so much for your quick and thorough response. I have been a life long Christian and have struggled in walk all my life. At my deepest core I believe that Jesus is the son of God, died for all sin, and was resurrected. The bible is the only existing masterpiece that is a perfect map for life.
Critics say this secret Watchtower publication should be called, ‘Hide the Truth From The Flock of God’, because JW’s are not allowed to read it unless they’ve attained the rank of Elder or higher. Fortunately some Elders have leaked this publication to the public and it’s now available online for anyone seriously searching for truth about
Gathering always leads to some form of organizing. Because community is inevitable, organization is inevitable. Click To Tweet Our ability to organize and to accomplish more together than we can alone is one of the crowning achievements of humanity, and our ability to work together makes Christian effort far more effective. Come to think of it, heaven is a community too. The only one who wants us to believe that we are better off alone is our enemy.
Very few people come to know Jesus because he appears to them supernaturally when they are alone and calls them by name. Does that ever happen? But not to Almost all of us who follow Jesus have had our lives changed by a flawed body called the church that Jesus so passionately loves and calls his own. Do we need more humble churches? Do you we need authentic, transparent leadership? Does the church need to change? The church needs continual reformation and transformation.
The Inbox: What Does Islam Believe About the End Times
What you need to know about how dangerous Islam is and why there will never be peace in the Middle east as long as Muslims exist. Here are 10, “Top ten Lists”? Top facts about Islam that Christians must learn:
What you need to know about how dangerous Islam is and why there will never be peace in the Middle east as long as Muslims exist. Even the Islamic sword (scimitar) is shaped like a crescent moon in honor of their pagan history. Virgin Mary with elephant dung falling on her praised by the New York.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have very strict dating rules. The more zealous a Jehovah’s Witness is, the more serious they are about the dating rules and proper etiquette. Casual dating for example, is not ok. The purpose of dating is marriage. Jehovah’s Witnesses who date are ready, willing, and able to marry someone. They are seriously looking for a mate.
Before they start dating, they must be in a position to get married, – spiritually, physically, emotionally, and financially. An exception might be if there is an adult chaperone or perhaps double dating, but even this would be looked down upon, because someone who is not financially stable and ready to get married should not be dating. If they’re not ready for marriage, they shouldn’t be dating.
Jehovah’s Witnesses obey the Apostle Paul who said, ‘Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?