Thursday, August 10, 2006

God is in Complete Control or is He?


I had an acquaintance tell me the other day that they are beginning to feel that Al Gore is right about his theory of Global Warming. This comment came because of the heat wave that most of us are experiencing in the United States right now. I know you are wondering how I feel about Global Warming; it is nothing more than HOGWASH and a man-made theory like evolution for example.

Liberals are always going to suggest something is happening that is not read in Scripture. To me, this shows that a person that holds to a theory such as Global Warming or Evolution is not placing their total faith and trust in the inerrant Word of God. Where has faith and trust in a sovereign God gone in this country?

Until Jesus comes again people will try and find out what is wrong with the weather or what is wrong in the Middle East, or why did 9-11 happen, etc. Listen, we have always been in the end times since the death of Jesus Christ and bad stuff will continue to happen and will get worse until the second coming of Jesus.

Christ speaks of the “Signs of the Close of the Age” in Matthew 24:3-14. I prefer to place my faith and trust in the Bible and not to some man made theory. I look forward to the second coming of Christ, how about you?

10 comments:

Exist~Dissolve said...

I honestly cannot comprehend how affirming the thinking about global warming is tantamount to placing "total faith and trust" in the Scriptures...

I also question this phrase itself--we are to have total "faith and trust" in God, not the Scriptures...

Exist~Dissolve said...
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Exist~Dissolve said...

sorry, my first paragraph should have read, "NOT placing total faith and trust..."

Chris Hinton said...

ED,
Do you believe anything happens outside of God’s sovereign control?
Can man have some affect on the environment that God is not in control of?
If the answer is yes then God is not sovereign and if He is not sovereign then He is not God.

Pastor Ryan said...

ED,

You must be a democrate right? I have a church full of them that I love. But what I am saying if Global Warming were possible the Bible would speak of it. You do not see the comparison between this event and the 2nd coming of Christ?

Pastor Ryan said...

Just to clarify the world is saying that things are happening to it and calling it some theory. I am suggesting that we need to see things biblically.

Seven Star Hand said...

RE:
"we are to have total "faith and trust" in God, not the Scriptures..."

Bingo! You win the door prize. Read on to grasp it.

Understanding the Fatal Flaws in Judeo-Christian-Islamic Prophecy

Hello Ryan and all,

As certain world leaders strive to instigate a fabricated "battle of Armageddon," it is vital to understand and spread the truth about these ancient texts to help bring about an end to such abominable evil.

You can never expect philosophies based on lies and great error to lead to peace and harmony. How many more millennia of terrible proof is necessary before humanity finally gets a clue that most have been utterly deceived by the very concept of religion.

Remember the saying that "the truth will set you (and others) free?" How does "opening one's eyes to the truth" relate to "making the blind see again" or "shining the light" or "illuminating a subject?" Notice the inherent symbolism associated with this supposed New Testament "miracle?"

Pay close attention, profundity knocks at the door, listen for the key. Be Aware! Scoffing causes blindness...

Here's the key to proving that the rapture and related expectations are complete nonsense based on the failure to understand (and the purposeful confounding of) the ancient Hebrew symbology used to construct all of these prophecies. Consequently, Christian timelines and interpretations of these prophecies are verifiably wrong on many key points.

Did you ever consider that Christianity is the False Prophet symbolized in the Apocalypse, that Rome (Vatican/Papacy) is the so-called anti-messiah, and Jesus Christ is the false messiah? I have produced stunning and comprehensive proof that this is the true interpretation of pivotal prophecies long confounded by Christianity's founders and leaders. Recasting the symbolism of earlier Hebrew texts as literal events in the New Testament is one of the central deceptions associated with Christianity.

The symbolism of seven years (tribulation, etc.) refers to seven 360-year cycles on the Hebrew calendar. Ezekiel 39.9 is referring to the 10th to 16th cycles inclusive, while the Apocalypse symbolizes the 11th cycle (second temple period) until now, the beginning of the 17th cycle (seventh angel/star/seal, etc.). Greece (Alexander the Great) conquered the Persian Empire and Judea during the 10th cycle and Rome did so again during the 11th cycle. Both Ezekiel and the Apocalypse are symbolizing an overlapping period of time that starts during ancient Judea and ends now. Gog refers to Greco-Romans (...from the "isles"), which means Magog is Eurasia and the "army" that besets "Israel" for seven "years" refers to the activities of the nations of the Greco-Roman/Vatican Empire over the previous two-plus millennia.

It is completely wrong to interpret any of these prophecies as literal timelines and events. Unlike Christian assertions, they symbolize long periods of time, pivotal situations, and the flow of activities during that period. Remember, they were written by ancient Hebrew sages, not Romans or other Europeans, and Revelation is the most symbolic of all prophecies. Consequently, in this context, "years" and "times" are symbols for 360-year cycles on the Hebrew calendar and days symbolize literal years. Therefore "Judgement Day," "Great Day" and "in that day" all refer to a literal year-long period. Accordingly, the so-called "Seven Years Tribulation" began in ancient Judea and is now nearing its end, not starting. The nations and followers of all three faiths of Abraham have been thoroughly deceived by Rome during the previous age, which ended in year 2000 (5760). A new age began in 2001 (5761) and now the seventh angel has begun to sound!

Read the full article below:

Here is Wisdom

Peace...

Pastor Ryan said...

SSH,

You cannot seperate the Scriptures from God. John 1:1 says "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." According to Scripture Jesus clearly is the living and written Word of God. When we look to Scripture we are looking to God.

The statement above that you mentioned should read "We are to have faith and trust in God." That includes the Scriptures because they are one with God.

Pastor Ryan said...

There have been many over the years that have tried to refute the teachings of the Bible and then they got saved from their sins. It can happen for you seven-star hand! I will be praying for your salvation.

Pastor Ryan said...

I like what John MacArthur says about us wasting valuable time when we consentrate and try and figure out the 2nd coming of Christ.