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by lamesa
1 week ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: WHEN Will the Lord Return? (Matthew 24)
Replies: 1
Views: 99

WHEN Will the Lord Return? (Matthew 24)

It should be plain that the Bible nowhere clearly predicts the time of Christ's return. If it were plain, Christians in general would not need Bible teachers to write 500 page books unpacking mysteries of biblical prophecy and numerology to show them the time. It should also be plain that professin...
by lamesa
1 week ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation

This is the most important of all, and it mostly gets lost in the myriad of predictions: The book of Revelation is prophecy, all agree on this. Prophecy shows that all is settled and sure in God’s purposes, all human history is settled and sure. This is the most important lesson in Revelation, and i...
by lamesa
1 week ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation

You make several unsupported statements e.g. Please note that I have stated (and my author agrees) the following... The Spiritual Interpretation: Holds that the book of Revelation is for people of God for all ages, that its ‘history’ applies to the lives of the vast majority of Christians who have ...
by lamesa
1 week ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation

[Note: I'll reply in two parts, since you asked two good questions and each deserves its own treatment.] The first question that must be answered is, 'What does the word ' spiritual ' convey to you. Google says: relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical th...
by lamesa
1 week ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation

Hello coccus ilicis, But it appears you missed a relevant part of my message which answers to your objection. Please note that I have stated (and my author agrees) the following: ...The quote was from the introduction, and the book does not say that the Book of the Revelation is NOT about the future...
by lamesa
1 week ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation

One more note. Freemasonry is a demonic cult and since Russell was a high-level Freemason, the JW is very much like Freemasonry. At the very top of Freemasonry, they worship the devil--but most members are at the lower part of the pyramid and they do not know what happens at the top. Also, I believe...
by lamesa
1 week ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation

As I have noted in a previous message, in the 1800s, J.N. Darby (1800-1882) and then the Scofield Bible (1909) changed the way most mainstream Christians (primarily Baptists and Evangelicals) understand the Revelation. This is an interesting study in itself. For the record, Presbyterians do NOT and...
by lamesa
1 week ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: The Spiritual Kingdom: How to Understand the Book of Revelation

Hi Sol, Respectfully, I do not wish to debate prophecies. My intent was to show there are other opinions, which, in the case of the one I presented, is still in print after 150 years. At the least, you can appreciate many Christians have found value in it for many, many years. The quote was from the...
by lamesa
1 week ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: God's Election and Human Responsibility—Are BOTH True?
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: God's Election and Human Responsibility—Are BOTH True?

On a personal note, to anyone who can relate to what I say. The most dangerous part of being a JW is we are no better than Pharisees, like the older brother in our Lord's parable of the prodigal son. The result of serving our Father for merits and by works is that our hearts grow cold, cynical and h...
by lamesa
2 weeks ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: God's Election and Human Responsibility—Are BOTH True?
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: God's Election and Human Responsibility—Are BOTH True?

Grace is God’s hand reaching down. Faith is man’s hand reaching up. I can already hear the objection to this, "But you said it is ALL of God, and now you would have me believe that I must do a work: "Faith is man’s hand reaching up"? Yes and No. When Jesus told the man with the withe...