(special thanks to Bro Joseph Chua
who distributed thousands of tracts:)
hard to believe in grace?
A friend of mine was given a car by his boss and he had driven it around for many years and yet find it still hard to believe that the car really belongs to him.
Could you understand this feeling?
I could, because me and my wife had no children for many years and now our 2 sons born after ten years from our marriage, are still running about and we still have this strange feeling that they are not really our sons...
We could therefore understand why so many unbelievers could not believe in a God who is so gracious to die for them and had prepared new heaven for them...
There are also many so called believers who thought that they believe in Jesus but had in fact not yet believe in Grace: “that Jesus died for all their sins.”
make to believe OR believe to make?
If we say make to believe, we are liars because this implies that we are not believers ourselves.
But on the other hand, when we say believe to make, we are faithful because this shows that we are believers ourselves.
for those who believe in
pre 7year tribulation rapture...
God has catered for all scenarios of deliverance for His people in the bible which is why there are so many convincing verses for each different rapture views:-
Till date, there are still many true believers who believe that Rapture happens before 1 week[7year] of tribulation.
There are also many true believers who now believe that we are already in the 7yr-tribulation-period and will be rapture in the midst of this week. Mid-7yrTrib-Rapture-view.
There are also many who believe in rapture after 7yr-tribulation.
The whole lot of differences till date is due to this POINT:
whether all agrees or believes in
[King of the most powerful nation in this world]
as the Anti-Christ.
If Obama is the Anti-Christ then he had already reigned 4years as President[King] of USA[Babylon].
This means that Obama had already ensured
peace & safety for 4years,
And so we true believers could be Raptured anytime...
If so, there are only 42months[3.5years] left...which means Mid-7yrTrib-Rapture-view is correct.
1a) Yet, if Obama has only 4years left for his term, he could issue a state of emergency[nuclear world war] before the end of his 8th year and so [gain full power] to continue for another 42months...which means that Pre-7yrTrib-Rapture-view is still valid.
1b) It is also still possible that Obama can confirm a "peace covenant" with many countries[Israel&Muslim countries] for 7year period and at the midst of the week to break the covenant by claiming himself as God in the 3rd temple in Israel. If there is any Rapture 3year later, this would be Post 7year Tribulation Rapture.
If USA President will NOT be the Anti-Christ, then which country's King or President could influence the Whole World including USA, Russia, China, Japan, North Korea, Iran & Israel?
Note that there will be 1 king which was given Full[whole world] Power or Total Military Capability[over whole world] by the dragon to cause the whole world to worship him.
"And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword...And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
: "And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months...And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations."
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Critical Thinking versus the Thought!
By Don Twobears
I wonder if the majority of people have ever been told that there is a definite difference between having a “thought” and “critical thinking?” You might be very surprised, to know that the vast majority of people, especially the young, live one “thought” after the other. Case in point, drinking and then driving! Did the person that “caused the accident” have a “thought” or was he or she “thinking,” when they sat behind the wheel? Or we could go on and talk about “texting” and driving? The exact same thing occurs everyday and then the question still comes back to, “Were they thinking or simply acting on a thought?” I am sure the majority would say they were living according to a thought. “Critical thinking” requires one to soberly make a decision to not allow any distractions while driving, otherwise there could be an accident and someone could loose their life.
We must first understand that most vehicles are about a ton in weight. Then add the appropriate highway speed of 55 miles per hour, thus it would take a large number of feet to stop that vehicle. We must also understand that the law requires drivers to be responsible for their actions on the road and not allow distractions to occur in the first place. We could also take into account whether the vehicles are in good repair to operate on our roads and highways. Correct? Being drunk or texting behind the wheel takes our eyes away from what is most important things─the proper and safe operation of the vehicle, where we are headed and how fast we are moving. We must be able to realize the speed of traffic, stop signs and light systems, as well encounter an occasional pedestrian, and be ready to accommodate all in a safe manner. Considering the number of fatal accidents that occur in general, it is quite evident this is not the case! And this occurs far too many times, every day, all across the USA. As you are now able to see, the vast majority of people do NOT invest enough attention in their every day actions. Thus we are able to deduce that “thoughts” are distracting peoples’ attention, as compared to using “critical thinking”.
Accidents occur with people that would otherwise be very friendly and kind-hearted to others. They are then victims and perpetrators of “thoughts”─and others die. These same individuals, if they survive, are then taken to court and convicted of vehicular manslaughter or something to that effect. Lives are changed forever because someone did NOT “think” first! A family must deal with the loss of a family member and the perpetrator must deal with going to prison. In the end everyone looses. What a horrible lesson to have to learn! What we learn here is this: Everything in life requires “critical thinking.” We live every day of our lives making decisions, one after the other. If there is NO “critical thinking” then the individual is acting according to “thoughts.” I hope and pray that you agree with this!
“Critical thinking” shows us that there are many avenues we can follow, according to what we decide to do in any given situation. Mentally following each and every avenue as far as we are able shows there are some avenues we do NOT want to go down. Conversely, we see there are some avenues that hold promise of a good outcome, but we would never be able to see these if every decision was according to a simple “thought.” What would we loose if we took the time to consider these avenues, rather than acting on a “thought?” Simply...time! We always have the individual that says, “If I relegate sufficient “time” for each and every action, to thinking about it first, I’ll never get anything done!” Counter productive at best, right? Think on this for a moment or two and you’ll see I’m right. If you think about this every day long enough, you’ll see all that I have stated above is evident and truthful.
Romans 12.3: “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."
John 13.34-35: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
James 4.11: “Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.”
James 4.13-15: “Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.”
Yuppers...there I go throwing a monkey wrench into the mix of our lives showing us that we must be careful of what we “think.” The true student of God’s Holy Word, already KNOWS that the Bible is pure “critical thinking.” We must read it, research it, study it, then “think” on it! God designed this life to be a process of decisions and our every day lives are nothing more than thinking and deciding in a critical manner.
Salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ, on the cross at Calvary to cover our SIN...requires us to think and then act. Every step of salvation requires us to know what our decision means, where we wish to be after we are saved and why. As you are able to see, thinking in a critical manner is paramount. We must also see everything we do is one way or the other, and there is NO way to escape it. God designed our lives to be an example, every day and in every way to this particular end.
When “critical thinking” is used in conjunction with the Word of God, we finally see the truth. We see the promises and the prophecies that verify each other. We are able to lead a life of true “faith” in Jesus Christ. We are able to see and recall the changes HE makes in our lives. We then KNOW and TRUST Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! Heaven just got a little clearer, wouldn’t you say?!
Critical thinking proves Jesus Christ is everything!