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Washington DC and The Holy Land>The Book of Revelation - Talk 2 - A Vision of Christ
Chiefshrink 09:40 AM 02-21-2021
Many people still have a picture of Jesus that depicts Him as meek and mild and soft. As we discussed the vision of Jesus Christ spelled out in Revelation 1:9-20 we were alerted to the fact that Jesus is the all-powerful king of kings and lord of lords. Having a true picture of Jesus Christ readies us for His coming and prepares our heart to love Him even more. May God’s Word grow you in your pursuit of Christ!

Enjoy !

https://bravechurch.online/sermon/a-vision-of-christ
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cosmo20002 07:51 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by Over Yonder:
If Cosmo ain't pissin' on a conservatives grave or dancing on a pile of aborted children, he ain't happy. I have got to think it's an internet persona for him. Anybody in real life that hated life as much as he appears to would be a statistic by now, sadly :-)
Originally Posted by Easy 6:
You're a sociopath, a sucking black hole of ugliness like adolpholiverpsycho
It's ok, lash out at me. :-)
But kneel and worship the all-powerful guy who gives kids cancer.

Maybe you could explain your allegiance to this cruel "person."
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Ebolapox 08:01 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
Fixed
You never read hebrews 11, did you?

Faith is the evidence of things not seen bro. Global warming is on us man, it means not only hotter summers it means colder winters and deeper extremes. Good thing you’re operating on good faith bro. Good thing our education system is underfunded so people like you continue to slip through :-)
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Chiefshrink 10:01 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
But kneel and worship the all-powerful guy.
I do and so will you in due time BUT in your case it may not be until it's too late. I pray that is not the case but.........pay particular attention to what is bolded because this is where you are presently. Weeping bitter tears is NOT a place you want to be.


Question: "What does it mean and when will it happen that every knee shall bow?"

Answer: The phrase “every knee shall bow” comes from the Old Testament book of Isaiah. In the last half of the book (chapters 40—66), God prophesies through Isaiah the coming comfort to His people, Israel, who are in exile in Babylon for their covenant unfaithfulness. The phrase in question is found in Isaiah 45:23, which reads, “By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.”

The main thrust of the overall passage is that God is the only one who can save His people, as opposed to the idols that are worshiped by the nations. God is God and there is no other (Isaiah 45:5–6, 18, 22). Those who turn from their idols will be saved. Those who do not will be ashamed. The bottom line is that, before God, every knee shall bow and every tongue swear allegiance to God.

The apostle Paul quotes this passage twice in his writings, once in Romans 14:11 and again in Philippians 2:10–11. In the Romans context, Paul is writing about Christian liberty. The Christian is not to pass judgment on his brother or sister in Christ over non-essential issues—the examples given in the text are dietary habits and religious days of observance. In these things to which the Lord gave no specific command, we should not stand in judgment of our brothers or sisters in Christ.

The other quote, Philippians 2:10–11, comes in that wonderful Christological passage, the overall context of which is the call to Christian humility and how we should not consider ourselves better than others. Rather, we should look out for the interests of others above our own. In vv. 5–11, Paul uses Christ as the ultimate example of humility that we should follow. It was Christ who, being in the very form of God, emptied Himself and took on the form of a servant. In doing so, He became obedient to God to the point of death. This He did for the sake of His people. It is important to note the overarching theme of this passage—the humiliation and exaltation of Christ. Christ first humbles Himself and then submits Himself in complete obedience to the Father. Afterwards, the Father highly exalts Him above all things. Paul cites Isaiah 45:23 to say that at the feet of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is the Lord to the glory of God the Father.

In both of Paul’s citations of Isaiah 45:23, he is echoing the truth that there will come a time when “every knee shall bow and every tongue confess” to the glory of God. In the Philippians citation, Paul is declaring the divinity of Jesus when he says that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Him as Lord. This is a clear indication of what will occur at the Second Coming of Christ. During the first advent, Christ came in humiliation and died a humiliating death on the cross for the sins of the world. In His second advent, Christ will come with power as the Conquering King. When that happens, it will be as our Lord Himself predicted in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 25:31–46) and as the vision the apostle John received in Revelation 20:11–15. When the King of kings and the Lord of lords returns to this earth, then will come true what the prophet Isaiah foretold all those years ago: “Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall swear allegiance.”

The lesson for those living in the “here and now” is that we must heed the warning of the writer of Hebrews who said: “So, as the Holy Spirit says: ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert, where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did. That is why I was angry with that generation, and I said, “Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.” So I declared on oath in my anger, “They shall never enter my rest”’” (Hebrews 3:7–11, citing Psalm 95:7–11).

If we have heard and responded to the gospel, then we must live each day in light of its truth, shining the light of Christ into a dark world. Those who have not responded to the gospel are exhorted to respond today and not harden the heart. It is appointed for each of us to die once and then to face the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Those who have responded to the gospel with faith and repentance will do so gladly and willingly. Those who have hardened their hearts to the call of the gospel will do so with great fear and trembling.

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ThaVirus 10:33 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by Easy 6:
Does it puff up your chest to stand on their backs?

You're a filthy turd, cosmo
It is quite the conundrum, though. What do you make of it?
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cosmo20002 10:42 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by Chiefshrink:
I do and so will you in due time BUT in your case it may not be until it's too late. I pray that is not the case but.........pay particular attention to what is bolded because this is where you are presently. Weeping bitter tears is NOT a place you want to be.
If you had unlimited power, would you let kids get horrible diseases and let them suffer and die?
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Imon Yourside 11:06 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by Ebolapox:
People get really offended when you doubt sky daddy. It is what it is. It’s been true since we’ve had thunder gods (Yahweh, Zeus, Thor, hadad and Baal among many others)
Nope, only hurting yourself All I can say is you're going the wrong way. It's akin to telling someone they're going off of a cliff and them flipping you the bird.
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Imon Yourside 11:11 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by ThaVirus:
It is quite the conundrum, though. What do you make of it?
Mankind has told GOD he can do it better than him all throughout history.
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Chiefshrink 11:28 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
If you had unlimited power, would you let kids get horrible diseases and let them suffer and die?
Question: "Why does God allow evil?"

Answer: The Bible describes God as holy (Isaiah 6:3), righteous (Psalm 7:11), just (Deuteronomy 32:4), and sovereign (Daniel 4:17-25). These attributes tell us the following about God: (1) God is capable of preventing evil, and (2) God desires to rid the universe of evil. So, if both of these are true, why does God allow evil? If God has the power to prevent evil and desires to prevent evil, why does He still allow evil? Perhaps a practical way to look at this question would be to consider some alternative ways people might have God run the world:

1) God could change everyone’s personality so that they cannot sin. This would also mean that we would not have a free will. We would not be able to choose right or wrong because we would be “programmed” to only do right. Had God chosen to do this, there would be no meaningful relationships between Him and His creation.

Instead, God made Adam and Eve innocent but with the ability to choose good or evil. Because of this, they could respond to His love and trust Him or choose to disobey. They chose to disobey. Because we live in a real world where we can choose our actions but not their consequences, their sin affected those who came after them (us). Similarly, our decisions to sin have an impact on us and those around us and those who will come after us.

2) God could compensate for people’s evil actions through supernatural intervention 100 percent of the time. God would stop a drunk driver from causing an automobile accident. God would stop a lazy construction worker from doing a substandard job on a house that would later cause grief to the homeowners. God would stop a father who is addicted to drugs or alcohol from doing any harm to his wife, children, or extended family. God would stop gunmen from robbing convenience stores. God would stop high school bullies from tormenting the brainy kids. God would stop thieves from shoplifting. And, yes, God would stop terrorists from flying airplanes into buildings.

While this solution sounds attractive, it would lose its attractiveness as soon as God’s intervention infringed on something we wanted to do. We want God to prevent horribly evil actions, but we are willing to let “lesser-evil” actions slide—not realizing that those “lesser-evil” actions are what usually lead to the “greater-evil” actions. Should God only stop actual sexual affairs, or should He also block our access to pornography or end any inappropriate, but not yet sexual, relationships? Should God stop “true” thieves, or should He also stop us from cheating on our taxes? Should God only stop murder, or should He also stop the “lesser-evil” actions done to people that lead them to commit murder? Should God only stop acts of terrorism, or should He also stop the indoctrination that transformed a person into a terrorist?

3) Another choice would be for God to judge and remove those who choose to commit evil acts. The problem with this possibility is that there would be no one left, for God would have to remove us all. We all sin and commit evil acts (Romans 3:23; Ecclesiastes 7:20; 1 John 1:8). While some people are more evil than others, where would God draw the line? Ultimately, all evil causes harm to others.

Instead of these options, God has chosen to create a “real” world in which real choices have real consequences. In this real world of ours, our actions affect others. Because of Adam’s choice to sin, the world now lives under the curse, and we are all born with a sin nature (Romans 5:12). There will one day come a time when God will judge the sin in this world and make all things new, but He is purposely “delaying” in order to allow more time for people to repent so that He will not need to condemn them (2 Peter 3:9). Until then, He IS concerned about evil. When He created the Old Testament laws, the goal was to discourage and punish evil. He judges nations and rulers who disregard justice and pursue evil. Likewise, in the New Testament, God states that it is the government’s responsibility to provide justice in order to protect the innocent from evil (Romans 13). He also promises severe consequences for those who commit evil acts, especially against the "innocent" (Mark 9:36-42).

In summary, we live in a real world where our good and evil actions have direct consequences and indirect consequences upon us and those around us. God’s desire is that for all of our sakes we would obey Him that it might be well with us (Deuteronomy 5:29). Instead, what happens is that we choose our own way, and then we blame God for not doing anything about it. Such is the heart of sinful man. But Jesus came to change men’s hearts through the power of the Holy Spirit, and He does this for those who will turn from evil and call on Him to save them from their sin and its consequences (2 Corinthians 5:17). God does prevent and restrain some acts of evil. This world would be MUCH WORSE were God not restraining evil. At the same time, God has given us the ability to choose good and evil, and when we choose evil, He allows us, and those around us, to suffer the consequences of evil. Rather than blaming God and questioning God on why He does not prevent all evil, we should be about the business of proclaiming the cure for evil and its consequences—Jesus Christ!
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Ninerfan11 12:34 AM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Ebolapox:
People get really offended when you doubt sky daddy. It is what it is. It’s been true since we’ve had thunder gods (Yahweh, Zeus, Thor, hadad and Baal among many others)
I don't think you quite understand the dynamics in this country or in this thread right now. Hope you wake up. Best thing to do is read about history, start with the Russian Revolution and then World War 2. It's not about being offended by people doubting "sky daddy"...far from it.
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Ninerfan11 12:35 AM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Ebolapox:
You never read hebrews 11, did you?

Faith is the evidence of things not seen bro. Global warming is on us man, it means not only hotter summers it means colder winters and deeper extremes. Good thing you’re operating on good faith bro. Good thing our education system is underfunded so people like you continue to slip through :-)
Low IQ, did Greta tell you that? Good Goy sheep.
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Ebolapox 08:00 AM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Ninerfan11:
Low IQ, did Greta tell you that? Good Goy sheep.
It’s a badge of honor when someone who is literally too ignorant to argue a point in good faith (hahaha word games!!! Warming is isn’t cooling hahahaha) calls me a sheep. The dude who gets his talking points from oan is definitely the one to declare who is and isn’t a sheep, yep
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Ninerfan11 11:59 AM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Ebolapox:
It’s a badge of honor when someone who is literally too ignorant to argue a point in good faith (hahaha word games!!! Warming is isn’t cooling hahahaha) calls me a sheep. The dude who gets his talking points from oan is definitely the one to declare who is and isn’t a sheep, yep
I don't watch OAN. Why don't the Green marxists go after China and India? Why don't they push Nuclear energy? It's an agenda. Why do people still listen to Gore? It's all targeted at the West. If you don't see that by now, you're just hopeless. Greta is your God.
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AdolfOliverBush 12:34 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Easy 6:
You're a sociopath, a sucking black hole of ugliness like adolpholiverpsycho
Cry me a river, homo.

The Great Flood (pretending it actually happened) was God drowning the entire human race, save one small family, during a temper tantrum. God is a more prolific murderer than Adolf Hitler. You worship a psychopath.
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Ninerfan11 12:45 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
Cry me a river, homo.

The Great Flood (pretending it actually happened) was God drowning the entire human race, save one small family, during a temper tantrum. God is a more prolific murderer than Adolf Hitler. You worship a psychopath.
What about Stalin?
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Ebolapox 04:48 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Ninerfan11:
What about Stalin?
Tyrannical dictator
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