Re-post: No dates! The rapture is a number-driven event

I wrote this in October 2009. It bears repeating. :)"For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in." (Romans 11:25)(NAS) (Above, poster source)Paul writing to …

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Then and now, compare Baptist publication list from 1870 and 2015

Baptist published book list from 1870LifeWay is the Southern Baptist Convention's Bookstore arm. To compare Baptist publications from 1870 to Baptist publications in 2015, here is a list of LifeWay's 2015 best sellers. What a difference 145 years makes. Would a Baptist returning today from an extended Rip Van Winkle sleep even recognize his own …

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When unity is not preferred

Are there factions in your church? EPrata photoFactions in church are a deed of the flesh.Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, (Galatians 5:20)Here, the progression is given. Enmities result in strife, then morphs into jealousy, which are …

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Apollos: a man mighty in the scriptures but humble enough to be taught

There are so many names in the Old and New Testament. We read of Adam, Noah, Joshua, David, Mary, Joseph, Paul, Peter. And the rarely-mentioned names like Jason, Philemon, Jairus, Cornelius... The great scope and sweep of biblical history from Genesis to Revelation is a tremendous river of events and real people rolling on and …

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John MacArthur: An Honorable and Trustworthy Shepherd

Wikipedia The Lord sends us honorable and trustworthy overseers, no matter the generation in which we live. He sent the early church fathers, the generation after the Apostles, many of them martyrs: Polycarp, Ignatius, Clement...and He has sent us men from then until now. I'd like to focus on the now and one of these …

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