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Its Not The End Of The World
EVERYBODY DOING ALL RIGHTTONIGHTé ME TOO, I GOT TO SAY I'MFEELING LUCKY AND GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE. I'M COUNTING MY BLESSINGS. I'M UP TO FOUR AND A THUMB. BUT YOU KNOW WHO REALLY HADA ROUGH DAYé THOSE FOLKS OVER AT EBIBLEFELLOWSHIP. THEY'RE A CHURCH GROUP INPENNSYLVANIA THAT PREDICTS
THE END OF THE WORLD AND NOTAS THEIR NAME WOULD SUGGEST A BOOK CLUB THAT READS THEBIBLE ONLY ON KINDLE. THESE FOLKS GOT FAMOUS A FEWYEARS BACK FOR PREDICTING THAT JUDGEMENT DAY WOULDFALL ON MAY 21st, 201 YOU PROBABLY SAW THOSE SAVE THEDATE BILLBOARDS. I RSVPED IMMEDIATELY ANDREQUESTED THE VEGETARIAN OPTION AT THE APOCALYPSE. WELL, IT TUSHES OUT THEIRMATH WAS A LITTLE OFF.
I THINK THEY FORGOT TO CARRYONE OF THE HEARSTMEN. BUT THEY TOOK ANOTHER LOOKAT THE BOOK OF REVELATION RECENTLY, CRUNCHED THENUMBERS THROUGH THEIR JESUS CALL COUP LATER ANDDISCOVERED THAT IN FACT THE PLANET WAS SUPPOSED TO BEPERMANENTLY DESTROYED YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 7th. AND SPOILER ALERT,(LAUGHTER) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)ANYWAY, I HAVE SOME SYMPATHY
FOR THOSE GUYS. I'M SURE THEY FEEL TERRIBLETODAY. PROBABLY FOR A LOT OFREASONS. CUZ YOU KNOW THAT ONE THINGYOU SAID YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO DO IF THE WORLDWAS GOING TO COME TO AN ENDé THEY PROBABLY DID THAT LASTNIGHT. IT'S GOING TO BE AWKWARD ATWORK TODAY. HEY, BRENDA.
SO I'M SENDING THE FOLKS ATEBIBLE FELLOWSHIP THIS SYMPATHY CARD. IT SAYS MY DEEPESTCONDOLENCES FOR EVERYTHING STILL EXISTING. BUT YOU DID BELIEVE EBIBLEFELLOWSHIP YOU CAN'T BE TOO SURPRISED. THOUGH THEIR PAMPHLET SAYSTHAT OCTOBER 7th, 2015 WILL BE THE END.
WORLD, THEY HEDGE THEIR BETBY ADDING THERE IS A STRONG LIKELIHOOD. STRONG LIKELY HOOD T MIGHTHAPPEN. BUT IF IT DOESN'T, IT IS NOTLIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD.
Beyond Today Is the Rapture Real
Gary Are you a Christian who believes thatJesus is going to save you from a time of horrendous global troubleé Are you waitingfor Him to whisk you away into heaven in what is called the Raptureé You imagine pilotless airplanes plummetingto earth. empty cars crashing into each other. and those quot;left behindquot; anxiouslysearching for their loved ones who disappeared. Preachers, books and movies teach this! But,is it even biblicalé How devastated would you be when you and otherChristians aren't rapturedé That could undermine your entire faith and belief in God. So, weneed to ask: What does the Bible actually
teach about the raptureé You know, the Bible does teach of a futuretime when supernatural trumpets will announce God's intervention in human history. Do youexpect to hear the blast of a trumpet and immediately rise to meet Jesus in the cloudsé Well, today we'll explore four biblical passagesto see if the Bible can actually answer the question, quot;Is the Rapture Realéquot; Announcer Join our host Gary Petty, andhis guests, as they help you understand your future on Beyond Today!
Gary Many Christians believe that we arefast approaching a time of massive war, disease epidemics and natural calamities. Now, someChristians believe that they will be saved from these worldwide calamities by what iscalled the quot;Rapture.quot; The rapture is the teaching that Christ comes to take away Christiansinto the clouds before the prophetic time of the Great Tribulation. The book of Revelation tells of a time whenseven angels will blast seven trumpets, each one heralding great events during the timeleading to the return of Jesus Christ as King of Kings.
A careful study of these seven trumpets showsthat the preTribulation rapture teaching is based on a misunderstanding of these prophecies.There are few who are Christian who believe in the rapture. About this time, I know whatyou're saying: quot;I know this guy is wrong. I mean the rapture is mentioned in the Bibleby the apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians.quot; Well, we're going to explore that passage,along with three other biblical passages that concern the return of Jesus Christ, and whatthe Bible actually teaches. Now if you are waiting for the return of JesusChrist, then what we're discussing today is very important in helping you understand God'splan of salvation. Don't be devastated when
you and other Christians aren't raptured.Don't let an unbiblical teaching undermine your entire faith and belief in God. Okay. So let's begin by turning to 1 Thessalonians4. And here the apostle Paul writes to the first century church in Thessalonica. He wrote: quot;But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren,concerning those who have fallen asleep.quot; Now, in the Bible you're going to find bothin the Old Testament and in the New Testament, especially in the writings of Jesus and Paul,where what we have is death described as sleep. So he is talking about people who have died.
He says: quot;.lest you sorrow as others whohave no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bringwith Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, thatwe who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lordquot;â€”Okay, those who are alive atChrist's comingâ€”quot; will by no means precedequot;â€”or have some kind of benefit overâ€”quot;those whoare asleepquot;â€”or dead. quot;For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, withthe voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God.quot; And listen to this next statement, becausewe are going to come back to it: quot;And the
Gospel Movie Rapture in Peril 2 Man Can Never Become God
If we truly have the image of God, are we man or Godé Then with God's image, are we God or noté Even if man could live out all the truth that God expresses in His work, it still won't mean that man obtains God's image. Man can never become God. That much is clear. Brother Meng, Brother Yang. I've listened to what you've told us. I agree. Praise God. And the words of Almighty God are all truth, I believe. No doubt about it.
But what then do we make of God's words in Genesisé I don't get it. Since God made man in His own image, does that then mean that we have the image of Godé If it's true, are we man or Godé Which is correcté I can't tell. I can't clear it in my mind. Could you help me with ité God made man in His image. We know that He said this Himself. So is it wrongé Since it's in His own image that God made man,
it follows that we should have His image! So then isn't man the same as Godé Tell me how that's wrong! This is getting confusing. This is what it says in the Bible. Then with God's image, are we God or noté Now I'm not sure what to think. It's true we were made in His image. But is it right to say because of that we are Godé
It seems there are differences. I'm not sure. I don't think I agree. Because so far, I can't think of any fervent believer who's actually become God. Mm. Yes. My understanding of living out God's image is that man could magnify God, have a heart that reveres Him, submit to Him, worship Him and do His will. Such a man must be the one in His image and who does His will. Amen. Thanks be to God.
So uh, though he finally lives out God's image, man is man. (Right.) Am I way offé That was my opinion. Brother Meng, could you explain why this is if you don't mindé Mm. Of course. (Thanks be to God.) In Genesis, God did say to us, But He didn't say that He made God in His image or likeness. That God made man in His image and after His likeness doesn't mean he would make man into God.
Yes. That's true. That's right. What does He mean quot;imagequot;é What do you think He's saying hereé I'm not sure. The quot;imagequot; here refers to God's disposition, what God has and is, the substance of God's life, (Yes.) and as well as the truth. (Mm.) If man lives out the truth expressed by God, this image of truth will then have God's image.