Rhuomai-You are ridiculous. But thanks for your concern. And you misquoted me. I never said I was ashamed of the traditional view. I said I was ashamed that I never bothered to even learn about other views which I now believe to be correct. And I am not the only one. Dispensationalism has not been a “tradition” for very long in the overall scheme of things. Great biblical scholars like Matthew Henry felt the papacy/RCC was the Beast of Revelation and quite frankly if one insists on identifying this Beast his interpretation (and others of his day) fits quite nicely- both as the Beast and the man of lawlessness. Mind you I never said that things will not get very bad on the earth as we move toward the Lord’s coming. You have shown the tendency to pontificate in your posts I have seen. You can pontificate all you want but please do not do it with me. Discussion is fine; pontificating is annoying and pompous.
Thank you Tod for your comments.My concern is sincere but I accept that it seems silly to you. I also accept that you expressed yourself as being ashamed of not taking regard to other views from what you called the traditional view. So I didn't quote you, I simply paraphrased an idea borne out of what you said. Now that we are clear in our submissions we are without excuse Tod. How we have taken down the wolf and given ground to the serpents that bite. ܡܫܚܐ
You are pontificating again.