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Welcome Central - **FIRST POST MUST BE MADE HERE / Re: newb with questions
« Last post by Lazarus Short on March 28, 2015, 03:09:18 AM »
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WELCOME TO THE TENT!  :friendstu: :gimmefive: :friendstu:

Welcome Central - **FIRST POST MUST BE MADE HERE / Re: So thankful to God for this site
« Last post by Tom on March 28, 2015, 12:55:27 AM »
Welcome Caffus. It's definitely good to hang out with folks sharing God's love.
I understand what you're saying, and the idea of the light bulb is a good one that I'm familiar with. I would continue the analogy by saying that the soul, the light in the bulb, the body, becomes unseen when the spirit, the power of life, returns to the source, God, because "hades," literally "unperceived" or "unseen," is simply the unseen state of dead souls despite the fact that it was translated with the Old English word "hell" that has morphed into the horror story of orthodox theology that distorts the concept of death to support its lie of torture forever in fire of immortal souls. Scripture says the human is a soul, has a soul, and the soul dies. Scripture also says that all humans will eventually be given immortality in spiritual bodies, but that's different than the distorted concept of immortality of the soul which is a direct contradiction to scripture saying the soul dies. Humans are living souls who are dying, but death will be abolished at the consummation of the eons. It is then that even unbelievers who experienced the second death-the lake of fire will be given immortality. That's the truth of scripture that orthodox theology contradicts with its propaganda of irrational fear supported by forgery in the translation of scripture in popular versions which is why it's important to read an accurate translation such as the one referred to in the original post. I realize that different people have different versions of scripture they prefer, but I think it's necessary to read one that translates some key words accurately or the whole story changes. "Gehenna" is not "hell," and an "eon" is not or even all the "eons" are not "eternity."
Welcome, Caffus. Beatiful opening post! :iagree:  I felt the same way when I discovered this site.  :cloud9:
Welcome Central - **FIRST POST MUST BE MADE HERE / So thankful to God for this site
« Last post by Caffus on March 27, 2015, 09:04:56 PM »
Hi, everyone
I have been earnestly seeking Gods truth. For quite a while. I read alot on different web sites. I know the Bible says "You shall know them by their love." This is where I've seen the most love. The bible says God is love and His mercy endures forever. It doesn't say God IS wrath and his wrath endures forever. I am a Christain, a follower of the Savoir of the world Jesus Christ.  Finally I can learn to love Him with all my heart all my mind and all my soul and if my forever torment friends and family reject me I know who I can lean on....God.
Christian Life / Re: Sounding an alarm
« Last post by sheila on March 27, 2015, 08:51:21 PM »
  You know that because of the wars waged against my father,David,from all sides,he could not build a temple for

  the Name of the Lord his God until the Lord put his enemies under his feet.  But now the Lord my God has given me rest

 on every side  and their is no adversary or disaster. I intend therefore to build a temple for the name of the Lord my God,

 as the Lord told my father David when he said..'Your son[Christ] whom I will put on the throne in your place will build the

 temple for my name. So give orders that cedars of Lebanan be cut for me[trees of righteousness..the plantings of the Lord]

   So Hiram sent word to Solomon....'I have received the message you sent me and will do all you want in providing the cedar

  and pine logs. My men will haul them down from Lebanon to the sea,and I will float them in rafts by sea to the place you

   specify. [ Psam 144;6,-12]   Send forth lightening and scatter the enemies,shoot your arrows and rout them[lightening in the

  heavens that flash from east to west] Reach down your hand from on high,deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters

  from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies,whose right hands are deceitful.  I will sing a new song to you,O'God

  v 12 then our sons in their youth will be like well nurtured plants,our daughters will be like pillars . Our barns will be filled

  with every kind of provision[gather the wheat into the barn]  Our sheep will increase by thousands,by ten thousands in our

 fields,our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls,no going into captivity,no cry of distress in our streets.

   Psalms 18;16  He reached down from on high and took hold of me;he drew me out of deep waters.
Tom, it's sad that people deny the Gospel by denying the reality of death. He have shared great verses. Even further, man is not literally a soul. The soul is a phenomena, a result from man (dust) being given life (spirit). We can't say that an attribute of a man, is literally the man himself. It's like saying "turn on the lights" when we mean "the light bulbs." We've called the light bulb by its function. The light bulb is a good analogy for the soul. You have the material body (the light bulb) powered by the unseen current, which produces the light which is not a part of the bulb or the bulb. When a thing is represented by something closely associated with it, but neither it nor a part of it, the figure of meto'nymy is being used.
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