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Is God's Word Sufficient
yes, yes & yes!

The Father's Knowledge
All authority has been given to Jesus in Heaven and on earth. And His name is above all names. Does this mean Jesus is greater than God the Father?

The Father's Knowledge
Since you want to take Mark 13:32 literally, you must take Matthew 23:36, Matthew 24:34, Matthew 16:28 literally also. How do you explain these without calling Jesus a liar or without reading into the text something that is not there? In each of these statements Jesus is making a very specific statement. Btw, you keep quoting that Jesus said, "I don't know (the time)". However, the scripture does not say that. If it read that way, I would agree with your assessment. So not to devalue the diety of Christ, I believe it must mean something different than how most are interpreting it.

The Father's Knowledge
Scott, you say I'm going beyond the text? I have given scripture to back up my position. Here's some more. All authority is from God (Romans 13:1) and He is the RIGHTeous judge (2 Tim 4:8). Funny how you failed to comment about Act 1:6-7 since it actually is evidence of my position. Same context as Matthew 24 and it uses the word "Authority" in the verses. "[They] asked him, saying, Lord, dost thou at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within His own authority." (ASV)

The Father's Knowledge
I don't interpret that Jesus admitting He doesn't know something. Let Scripture interpret Scripture, Jesus is saying No one knows that day of judgment because the Father is the only one with the RIGHT to judge anyone. Since noone has the RIGHT, obviously noone in the authority chain of command would "know" the day or hour. Jesus is talking about authority not knowledge. This is backed up by Acts 1:6-7 when the disciples ask the question again. Now read Zech 14 which sounds remarkably like Matthew 24. Zech 14:7 "But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD... but it shall come to pass." Jesus' description in Matthew 24 would bring images of Zechariah 14 to a Jew of His Day.

Only Way To Baptize
Why do some denominations not acknowledge the baptism of someone of a different denomination?

Do I Remarry My Spouse
As a Christian, reconciliation is always the first choice if possible in divorce.

The Father's Knowledge
Remember, Jesus is answering the question "What are the signs and when is it going to happen". Jesus just got done explaining the signs. If He truely did not know the day, how would He be able to give such a detailed description of the signs? Look in Acts 1:6-7. They ask Him the question again "Now are you going to restore Israel?" (1:6) Answer: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority." (1:7) Judgment is set by the Father's authority. This was asked after the Resurrection. So at this point was Jesus still suppressing His God nature? if so why? By not revealing knowledge that you are not authorized to reveal does not make you a liar.

Rapture Theory Biblical
How many different timings of the rapture are there?

Divine Judgment On USA
All nations are subject to God's judgment. However, some find favor when they seek God.

Financial Hard Times
I think a debt consolidation loan can be useful if used properly and within a set budget. Afterwards make sure you cut up those credit cards.

Where Are Church Men Today
Men have become lazy with the things of God. I think it extends beyond church attendance.

Only Way To Baptize
When I see water baptism referenced in the New Testament, it is usually a Jew or Gentile who practiced the Law, like the man Philip baptized. Water baptism was part of the Law for purification. Does water baptism really apply to non-jews of the New Covenant? All other references to baptism refer to baptism of the Spirit, ie. born again from above, which obviously everyone must have inorder to be saved.

Do I Remarry My Spouse
What about the children?

The Father's Knowledge
Personally, I think Jesus knew the day and time, however the Father did not tell Jesus to reveal that information. So being obedient to the will of the Father, Jesus said, "No one knows but the Father". There is a reference in the OT about only God knowing the time of judgments and I think the Jews of that day understood that reference. Whereas us today don't know our OT that well so we miss these subtle points.

Studied Revelation For Years
When you say "judgement day" are you referring to the "Great Day of the Lord". We know that the Great tribulation will last for 3 1/2 years. So are you saying that judgement day is not a literal day but the judgement lasts for the 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation?

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