by TMK on 2012/6/19 6:54:45Bearmaster wrote:"So why are we debating the reality of believers in Christ being persecuted and dying for Christ?"Who here is suggesting any such thing? Certainly not me.I think Mary Jane missed your sarcasm.______________TMK I responded to bearmaster because I did not think he was being sarcastic by what he wrote but rather discouraged with the way some have posted in response to the perecution topics. I felt the LORD leading me to encourage him. Some of the post have been less then loving and I thought he was feeling discouraged by this. bearmaster if I misunderstood your post then please forgive me I did not mean to cause you any harm. God Blessmj
Thank you for your encouragement. No harm done. Appreciate you.Bear.
Bro there are times I use saurcasm. Not always good. Well never good. My last post was more out of frustration. And granted that is never good.Bear.
Bearmaster wrote:"Bro there are times I use sarcasm. Not always good."Haha don't we all. Hey Appolus-- I don't want to debate about preterism etc. Of course there is a preterist answer to the points you raised and if anyone is interested they can investigate it for themself. I talk about these things with my mom and she gets mad at me and I have already made enough people mad at me here. My end times views have changed somewhat over the years, but I have discovered that regardless it really doesn't effect what is important; i.e. being in close relationship with the Lord so I will be ready for pre-trib post-trib or no-trib whatever the case may be. Someone here somewhere said we are given the grace for today. I think this is so true. It is hard for me to imagine today what it would be like to be tortured tomorrow. I am sure people who have have been martyred felt the same way before they were martyred. But God gives grace as it is needed. So I don't want to dwell on what may happen tomorrow, but rather trust the Lord that he will be with me tomorrow, as He promises. I want to stress that me saying this has nothing to do with the fact that there ARE people being martyred today. And I believe God is giving them the grace to endure to the end today, just as He will for each of us if we seek it.
Brothers and sisters. Why nit break and check out Richard Wormbrandt's Amazing testimony. It is on the board. Great blessing.Bear.
Hi TMK,I did not ask to debate preterism, just that you read Matt 24 in context. So God bless you brother and God bless your mother :)..............bro Frank