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#281

Well, I went to the open Mosque day recently - near my house. They gave me a packet, of propaganda material to read. I have read the Koran version they gave before. So now I am reading Muhammad - A Short Biography and Islam - Top 50 Questions.

Now, mind you - I have no intention, of converting to Islam. But I like to read, what they say. And see how they present things. :slight_smile:


#282

“Good Morning, Holy Spirit”, by Benny Hinn

Free online here:

mafiadoc.com/good-morning-holy- … 0e371.html

"It was three days before Christmas 1973. The sun was still rising on that cold, misty Toronto morning.

Suddenly He was there. The Holy Spirit entered my room. He was as real to me that morning as the book you are holding in your hand is to you.

For the next eight hours I had an incredible experience with the Holy Spirit. It changed the course of my life. Tears of wonder and joy coursed down my cheeks as I opened the Scriptures and He gave me the answers to my questions.

It seemed that my room had been lifted into the hemisphere of heaven. And I wanted to stay there forever. I had just turned twenty-one, and this visitation was the best birthday or Christmas present I had ever received.

Just down the hall were my mother and dad. They would never possibly understand what was happening to their Benny. In fact, had they known what I was experiencing, it could have been the breaking point in a family that was already on the verge of shattering. For nearly two years—since the day I gave my life to Jesus— there was virtually no communication between my parents and me. It was horrible. As the son of an immigrant family from Israel, I had humiliated the household by breaking tradition. Nothing else in my life had been this devastating.

… At that moment I felt, as the Word describes it, “peace. . . which surpasses all understanding” (Phil. 4:7). Jim had told me about the miracles that took place in Miss Kuhlman’s meetings. But I had no idea what I was about to witness in the next three hours. People who were deaf suddenly could hear. A woman got up out of her wheelchair. There were testimonies of healings for tumors, arthritis, headaches, and more. Even her severest critics have acknowledged the genuine healings that took place in her meetings. The service was long, but it seemed like a fleeting moment. Never in my life had I been so moved and touched by God’s power."

amazon.com/Good-Morning-Hol … 0785261265


#283

You are so intelligent! How do you let Benny hinn fool you?!


#284

The question to ask is this. Are there DEGREES, of the gift of healing - and other Charamastic gifts? If NOT, then why do folks like Benny Hinn, Peter Popoff, etc., - ALWAYS show EVERYONE getting healed immediately? And folks with the gift of healing - in Pentecostal churches - DON’T always succeed or have INSTANTANEOUS healings? If folks asked the RIGHT questions and PRAYED for guidance…then perhaps they might have the gift of knowledge, from the Holy Spirit. Or wisdom from God.

In MANY ways, the tribulation and the Zombie Apocalypse - are more realistic. :wink:


#285

“Surprised by the Power of the Spirit” by Jack Deere

amazon.com/Surprised-Power- … B003TFE1QW

“What caused a former Dallas Seminary professor to believe that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit are being given today? What convinced someone skeptical about miracles that God still speaks and heals? A dramatic change took place in Jack Deere’s life when he took a fresh look at the Scriptures. He discovered that his cherished arguments against miraculous gifts were based more on prejudice and a lack of personal experience than on the Bible. As soon as Deere became a seeker instead of a skeptic, the Holy Spirit revealed himself in new and surprising ways. In Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Jack Deere provides a strong biblical defense for the Spirit’s speaking and healing ministries today. He also describes several reliable cases of people who were miraculously healed or who heard God speak in an unmistakable way. Finally, he gives sound advice for using spiritual gifts in the church. Written in popular style-with the care of a scholar but the passion of personal experience-this book is a vital resource for people on both sides of the debate about miraculous gifts.”


#286

Jeremiah White’s, The Restoration of All things (1712)

Link: mercyuponall.org/wp-content/ … things.pdf

Jeremiah White (1629–1707), was a 17th-century Nonconformist minister and Puritan chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. White defended the doctrines of predestination, election and rebrobation, but these were understood in such a way, that the sanctification and salvation of the elect will be to the benefit of the reprobate, leading to the final happiness of all human beings.

Additional Text Archive: mercyuponall.org/pdfs-click-to-download/


#287

I’m reading “The False Prophet” and “Islam in the End Times” by Ellis Skolfield. He has the Historicist/Ammilneum view of Revelation and he connects events in Daniel to The Dome of the Rock and to Israel 1948 & 1967 by mathematical calculations. IMO these calculations of a dozen prophecies are pretty precise and impressive and he goes into the background of each of these. He feels we are at the end of this age and in the little season at the end of the milleneum where Satan has been released. You can see him on YouTube or download his info at Beholdthebeast.com or at Fish House Publishing.


#288

Accepted in the Father’s Love by Mathew Simon

Universalist book with a full-preterist perspective.


#289

How is it? Sounds like something I’d be interested in.


#290

Re reading Neil Peart’s ‘Ghost Rider.’ Story of a man on top of the world who lost his 19 year old daughter and his wife within the same year… To different circumstances. Very moving. Though it does seem redundant in some ways, it also shows me how I may be redundant if I went through the same thing. The fragile nature of life and existence and reality…

Good book.


#291

Along those lines, I just finished ‘Descent’ by Tim Johnston. An excellent novel. Many religious themes throughout. In the style of Cormac McCarthy.


#292

Ahh. Will have to look into that. The fragile nature of life and existence and reality! :laughing:

Thanks Bro. Are you doing well? :smiley:


#293

As well as can be in Mesa Az visiting in-laws! Actually a nice vacation.


#294

Gosh the weather must be much better than where I am at… Sunshine? :laughing:


#295

Yep!


#296

Just have fun my friend. Enjoy. We will talk soon. Tell me of any exotic foods :laughing:

Love ya and safety,

Chad


#297

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#298

This book is a well written attempt to convince the easily impressed to swallow the false teaching of Full Preterism (which is much like Pantelism), like the Watchtower magazine easily impresses so many:

amazon.com/Christian-Hope-t … 0615705901

I have the 3rd edition of June 2016. On p.234 it states re Acts 1:11:

“The disciples did not really see Jesus go into heaven”.

After quoting the verse on p.233:

“This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as [hos tropos] you saw Him go into heaven”.

To counter that book is another titled:

“When Shall These Things Be? A Reformed Response To Hyper-Preterism”, ed. Keith A Mathison, c 2004, 376 pages.

“…this book is a good starting point for people who are finding themselves tempted by the quasi-Gnostic, neo-Hymenaean, anti-authoritarian, hyper-spiritualizing, history-ignoring gangrene which is hyperpreterism and all of its attendant bleak outlooks on the (lack of) this world’s redemptive future.”

amazon.com/When-Shall-These … 0875525520


#299

“Pantelism, however, is a teaching - growing in evangelical circles today - that can be called nothing other than heresy, and the ramifications of this teaching are not only dangerous for individuals but destructive to the Church of Jesus Christ.”

The End of All Things: A Defense of the Future, C. Jonathin Seraiah, 1999, p.15

amazon.com/End-All-Things-D … 1885767536


#300

“Beyond Retribution…” by Christopher D. Marshall

“Many people view God as an immovable Judge administering inflexible justice. Worse still, the form of justice that most people talk about is a specific form of justice: Retributive Justice. Marshall has done us a huge favour by pointing out to us that biblical justice is far “beyond retribution”.”

“Marshall, through his scholarly and biblical approach, opens my mind to understand, for the first time, how Paul and Jesus, being Jews, would view justice in the Hebrew and Old Testament tradition. He notes that biblical justice is “shalom-justice” (p. 45) and not the narrowly interpreted retributive justice of the western world which, in turn, is based heavily on Greco-Roman, not biblical, traditions.”

“…Quite how to reconcile the seemingly vindictive and violent texts of the Old Testament with the more restorative and loving texts of the New Testaments is a worrying problem to many Christians.”

“In this book, Prof. Marshall not only sets out to establish the uniformity of the restorative message across the entire biblical texts but also highlight how the traditional sense of justice and punishment as functioning in a purely retributive sense is problematic not just for Biblical interpretations, but also in the practical application of law and justice.”

Free preview:

https://books.google.ca/books?id=hHmi8SoZ_9MC&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186&dq=Christopher+D.+Marshall++realities+in+question+pertain+to+the+future+age”&source=bl&ots=dHoYw-muXa&sig=XiQugCFdQ_3QV_QN1iwz_A_hXFk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi-_tDO7r3bAhWIrVQKHclcDn8Q6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=Christopher%20D.%20Marshall%20%20realities%20in%20question%20pertain%20to%20the%20future%20age”&f=false