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Are Christians Gullible
The problem is that Billy Graham and many others do not listen to Jesus. They have let themselves be deceived by men. Matt 24:1-14, Matt 17:5.

What doctrine did Jesus teach? Religious leaders today tell us that the old teaching has been replaced by new doctrine. How can that be? "Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away." Matt 24:35.

"My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me. If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God or whether I speak of myself. He that speaks of himself, seeks his own glory but he who seeks the glory of Him who sent him, the same is true and no unrighteousness is in him." John 7:15-19.

Good Works For Salvation
Kathr, yes, Jesus is the Passover Lamb. He paid the death penalty for all who enter His Kingdom. His blood cleanses us and His words sanctify us. John 17:17.

I find nothing in John 6 about being crucified with Him but I do find these verses to the contrary, 33, 39, 40, 47, and 54. I believe Jesus is teaching us to take His Words in as Spiritual food for our soul. He sums it up in John 6:62-64. "It is the spirit that quickens, the flesh profits nothing, the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are Life".
If the flesh profits nothing then what is the point to die daily because of it?

Good Works For Salvation
Kathr, "but he who does the truth, comes to the Light, that his deeds may be shown, that they are wrought in God." John 3:18-21. Show me where Jesus preached obedience to faith.

I don't know what you mean when you say, nothing there says anything about the law? Where? Certainly, the testimony of Jesus says plenty about the law and in the book of Revelation, after His resurrection, the Saints and those born of the Holy Spirit are keepers of the law and of His testimony.

Head knowledge is in our brains and it is through our brain (consciousness) that we connect spiritually to God. Gold tried in fire is the truth and it isn't free. Jesus paid for it with His life and the only Way to get it is through Him.

Good Works For Salvation
I disagree with both of you. My question is, why doesn't Jesus, after His death and resurrection, know that everything has been accomplished by His work on the cross? Why is Revelation chapters 2 and 3 all about works?

The Son of God finds imperfect works among His churches and demands repentance in order to overcome them. You can read for yourself what happens to those who do not heed His warning.

Jesus is consistent all through the book of Revelation about works. Rev 22:12, "And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every man according to his work" and Rev 9:20-21.

Rev. 12:17 and 14:12 is the foundation perfect works are built on.

70 Week Prophesy Of Daniel
Sorry, that was a typo. It should have read 70 x 7 = 490 years.

70 Week Prophesy Of Daniel
Maree and Therese, the 70 week prophecy of Daniel has already been fulfilled. There is no pre-tribulation rapture or 7 year tribulation in Dan 9.

70 x 70 = 490 years. God gave Daniel's people 490 years to accomplish what He asked of them in Daniel 9:24. They did not complete His requirements. Jesus, the Messiah arrived after the 490 years were up and He was rejected by Daniel's people. Dan 9:25. He, the Messiah, Jesus was cut off when He was crucified in the middle of His ministry. Dan 9:26.

The prince who came after Jesus in 70 AD destroyed the temple in Jerusalem causing the sacrifice to cease. Dan 9:26-27.

Mark Of The Beast
It might also be possible that the woman riding the beast, who is a city could be Jerusalem. She is called the mother of Harlots and abominations of the earth in Rev 17. God often referred to the Israelites as Harlots. The Catholic Church/Papal system is not the original church/kingdom that God set up in the wilderness from which all religions and denominations originate.

We see also that the beast will make war with the Lamb and turn on the woman to destroy her in Rev. 17:12-18. The destruction comes with great detail in Rev. 18. Also see Jeremiah 7:30-34. In Rev. 21, the New Jerusalem comes down from Heaven.

Is Left Behind Rapture True
Michael e asked "Why does the law, prophets and the ministry of the twelve apostles never mention the hidden wisdom of God found exclusively in Paul's ministry". Are you serious?

"But I have called you friends because everything I have learned from my Father, I have made known to you." John 15:15

Surely, the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret council to His servants, the prophets". Amos 3:6-8.

"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be fulfilled just as He proclaimed to His servants, the prophets." Rev 10:7.

Is Left Behind Rapture True
Maybe we are making this too complicated. God gave Moses the law and Jesus gave His disciples a new commandment.

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another." John 13:34-35 This new commandment does not negate God's law. If it did then Jesus would have said so.

Keeping the commandments of God and holding to the testimony of Jesus are requirements for entering into God's kingdom. Matt 19:16-26, Rev. 12:17 and Rev. 14:12.

Who Will Be Saved
John, Jesus did what He said in John 19:30 and Matt 1:21. When He said "it is finished", I believe He meant His suffering as the Passover Lamb was finished. Also see John 17:1-8 which tells us about the work that His Father gave Him to do. It was His words/teachings. Speaking of His disciples He prays, "I have given them the words that you gave me and they have received them." Now read John 1:9-14. It is His words, teachings that were rejected by most of the world. They could have taken His words into their minds/intellects but preferred the words of the Pharisees, Scribes, false prophets and false apostles.

I believe those who are in Hell right now, are asleep and unaware of their whereabouts. Rev. 20:11-15.

Who Will Be Saved
John9346, I certainly do believe that Jesus is God and that is why I live, breath and trust in His teaching. His words in John 12:42-50 tell us just how important it is to believe in His testimony. Also see Matt 7:21-29 and then ask yourself if Paul agrees with Him.

What does it matter if I believe in predestination? Will it change anything if God has already decided my fate?

Who Will Be Saved
John9346, Jesus does not disagree with me but He does disagree with Paul. I have done nothing but quote His words and His explanation of them.

Please read slowly and carefully beyond John 6:39. There is much more in John 6 to learn and to understand than first meets the eye.

Who Will Be Saved
God knows the end from the beginning but that does not mean He has predestined us to salvation. Jesus' sheep are no surprise to God. His sheep know Him and He knows them. Why do they know Him? John 6:44-51. "and they shall all be taught of God. Every man that has heard and learned of the Father comes unto me." If you have taken the time to learn and know the Father, you will recognize the Son.

God is waiting for the gospel of the kingdom to be preached throughout the world so that everyone will hear it and then the end will come. Matt 24:14. The gospel of the kingdom is the testimony/words of Jesus that He gave to His eyewitness disciples who wrote them down so that we could read and learn the truth. John 18:37.

Mark Of The Beast
There are 2 beasts in Revelation 13. One comes up out of the sea (One world government) Rev 13:1-3 and the 2nd one comes up out of the earth (Satan) Rev 13:11-18. The dragon (Satan) gives his power to the leader (false prophet) of the one world government. Rev 13:4-12.

The battle for truth begins and those who do not live in truth and refuse to learn it will be deceived and take the beast's mark. Rev 19:20. Those who know their God and believe His Word unto death are marked for eternal life. Rev.14:12-14. How many Christians are praying for spiritual insight?

The New Testament Books
John9346, the answer to your question about Duet 27:26 is found in Matt 19:16-22 and Matt 22:33-40. Jesus does not include the 613 commandments given to Israel but teaches the ten His Father wrote on stone.

The New Testament Books
John9346, God's covenant is the ten commandments, not 613 ceremonial laws. "He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, that is the ten commandments and He wrote them on two tablets of stone." Duet 4:13.

In your response to me, you quoted Jeremiah 31:31-32 but left out verse 33 which reads "But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days declares the Lord, I will put MY LAW within them and on their heart I will write it and I will be their God and they shall be my people".

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