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Re: Lou's request for clarification-pepoferth

Posted by rayww on January 10, 2007, at 7:30:43

In reply to Lou's request for clarification-pepoferth, posted by Lou Pilder on January 9, 2007, at 11:20:42

> > > I saw on the news the other day that 1 out of 4 people in the world believe Christ will return in 2007. Anyone believe this?
> > >
> > > -Monte
> >
> > Nope. This is just my opinion, but I see it as I see life. In life things get bad, and when you think they can't get any worse, they do. Then it passes, and we learn we can do it. Eventually we engage ourselves in the process, and start rising with the occasion.
> >
> > When the people of the earth are ready He will come. He can wait, but we should watch and try to prepare ourselves to greet Him, because when that day comes it will be too late to prepare. If you want to know the real meaning of "left behind" It might start there.
> >
> > I am a deeply religious person and this is something I take seriously. I think 2007 will see other things happen, but I don't think the return will take place then.
> Friends,
> It is written here,[...when the people of the earth are ready, He will come...we should watch and greet will be too late..the return...]
> I am unsure as to what the above entails. Could any of the following, in your opinions, be what the above means?
> A. The {people of the earth} are {all} the people?
> B. The {people of the earth} are only Christians?
> C. The {people of the earth} are the Jews?
> D. The {people of the earth} are something other than those listed above
> If I could have more knowlege of what the above entails, I could offer support from my perspective.
> Lou
(You know) Christians are the only people on the earth who believe Jesus is the Messiah. They must be ready when he comes. They must live up to their belief (by filling their lamps with oil). Messiah comes to everyone, and wickedness will end when He comes, as described in the OT. We will know who He is when He gets here.

"We" refers to Christians, Jews, Muslims, and anyone else who might be around when He comes.

"He" will come
"We" believe the Messiah will come.
"Some" don't believe it.
Does our belief about it make a difference? When He comes He comes and we will all know who He is then.
It takes faith to believe it now, without seeing.

Is faith real?




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