“What Is in a Name???"
I have recently started reading on religious history in America; and more specifically on 'Evangelical' history. The problem the author describes right from the very beginning is, 'How do you define an Evangelical?'. Would you know one if you passed him (or her) on the streets? How would you distinguish Evangelicals from other denominations? Viewed from this angle, the history becomes somewhat obtuse; the author follows a thread in
"God's Ultimate Concern"
In looking at creation, I have always seen the hand of God working to make something that He can love and receive love from at the same time. The whole history laid out in the bible, if we take it as a true revelation, seems to point to that one idea. If Jesus is the summation of what was started in Genesis one, than John 3:16 is more than just a banner at a sporting event, and shows us more than the eyes of Tim Tebow. (He has the verse reference painted
'The Importance of History'
In the last part, I talked about the broad difference between the Quran and the Bible. Simply put, the Bible, as an historic document, contains the background needed to interpret what is written. The Quran, as a book, does not. The historic interpretation, and indeed much of the interpretation of the Quran itself, must come from other documents called 'Hadiths', which are, basically, written by authors to explain the historic context of certain parts
by Truthinlove on Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I'm not going to comment too much on these verses, as they speak for themselves. Scripture supports the traditional pre-wrath rapture view. For more commentary you can read my other blog on the rapture.
Compare these Scriptures.....
The well-known rapture passage
1 Thess. 4:15 - 5:2 "For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until
It is clear that John the Revelator was "in the Spirit" when he "saw" the immortal Lord Jesus Christ on Patmos Island:
9I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
10I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet,