Post by watchmanjim on Jun 1, 2017 19:44:42 GMT -6
This article Amy put on the Tracking Bible Prophecy list is very telling. Reminds me of the whole "Days of Noah" thing, and the whole concept of how God may feel the need to proceed with the Tribulation at this time, for one reason, because the humans are close to cheating death and becoming like gods, as Satan told Eve.
Wow, Genesis 3 comes full circle. Thanks for spotting this Jim - I think this is full on article worthy.
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
Near as I can tell (mainly cause data is sketchy at best) – The bible records this just before the Flood
Genesis 6: 3 Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.”
After the Flood Life-Spans dramatically decreased (no Hard data was found for the “Common Man” – However, those who had money/power (call them Elite) had higher Life-Spans) A few like Abraham and Jacob got up close to 200 (think 176 and 147) – but most everyone else was under 100
Group Date Mean Age +/- SD Kings of Judah4 1000BC 52 ± 15.29 Greek philosophers 450–150 BC 68 ± 13.3 Roman philosophers 30 BC– 120 AD 56.2 ± 15.5 Christian Church 150–400 AD 63.4 ± 10.7 Fathers Mid Ages 1300–1600 AD 68.9 ± 15.2 1700’s Elite 1720–1800 AD 62.8 ± 16.6 1800’s Elite 1800–1840 AD 71.2 ± 9.8 1900’s States 1900–1999 AD 75.2 ± 11.2 2000’s States 2000–2016 AD 78.1 ± 10.3
Even today, with all medical advances and life advances -- it is rare for a person to reach 100
All the articles claiming the goal is longer life spans are failing to disclose one of the biggest assumptions being made here. Not Just the AGE being longer – but the quality of Life being at least the Same if not Better.
For example take a look at all the commercials that have come out recently. Promising a more muscular toned body, functioning as those in their thirties – BY simply buying their product and following their routine.
Almost no one would say they would love to life to 200 years in age – if they could not being living and doing things as they were doing in their 30’s.
I actually felt sorry for my Great-Grandmother who lived into her mid-90s. She became blind during her 50/60s and became dependent on others at that point. By 80; while she could still walk – it was no more than a shuffle – shortly after that she lost more and more ability to do anything without assistance; like going the bathroom, eating, drinking…..
I agree kjs, who would want to live forever in a body that continuously degrades? My mother in law is in her 80's and is really slowing down. She is much more able bodied than many of her peers, still living independently, though with more and more difficulty. She always says how she is ready to go home to be with Jesus, how she tires of daily pain, and fatigue, and she is also having trouble with her memory, which frustrates her. That is the problem with the world when they don't believe in God and eternal life; they want to live forever in this life, not me....I am looking forward to the redemption of my body!!!
Natalie: Maybe you should stick around and get to know the people here instead of just lumping everyone together.
Feb 25, 2020 15:29:26 GMT -6
visit-r: Yes, jump in. The water's fine. So, I've been told. Frogs and tepid water.
Feb 25, 2020 15:31:41 GMT -6
Natalie: then, may I ask, why are you here?
Feb 25, 2020 15:34:30 GMT -6
visit-r: Because I too believe in the signs and that Jesus is returning soon. Just been visiting for a few good links and articles (there are few...), but I am not a "rapture" hound. And now I am here no longer.
Feb 25, 2020 16:04:13 GMT -6
visit-r: Because now that the unspoken has been broken, certain things just figure way too high on your list of importance. And - I cannot go there - with a good conscience.
Feb 25, 2020 16:10:36 GMT -6
Natalie: I would think it's a bit tough to figure someone out on one little conversation. You don't know me at all.
Feb 25, 2020 16:18:12 GMT -6
Natalie: and are you judging everyone else here based on what I've said?
Feb 25, 2020 16:18:52 GMT -6
bernie: visitor, He's the most Pro-Life, Pro-Israel, president in my lifetime. Do I love him, and idolize him, no, of course not. Do I like everything he says and does, nope. But, I shudder to think what our country and Israel would look like if Hillary had won.
Feb 25, 2020 16:22:32 GMT -6
bernie: visitor, And, as for your lack of trust in the judgement and spirituality of those here, you may be right about "being here no longer."
Feb 25, 2020 16:30:20 GMT -6
boymaker: Yeah, so NO ONE is worshiping President Trump like he is a Savior. NO ONE thinks he is perfect. The alternative, visit-r, is to vote for someone who believes in abortion up until birth. The alternative, visit-r, is to vote for a globalist who wants to make
Feb 25, 2020 18:11:12 GMT -6
boymaker: us dependent on less stable countries with less consumer protections. The alternative, visit-r, is to vote for someone who has NOT endured many years of multiple intelligence agencies looking at everything they have said and done with the most critical
Feb 25, 2020 18:12:09 GMT -6
boymaker: eyes, and the best they can come up with doesn't hold water. So please, your concern that we are creating another Hitler is absurd and likely rooted in the twisted media that you are ingesting.
Feb 25, 2020 18:12:30 GMT -6
EnochWalked: visit-r: You seem to have ruffled some feathers, but maybe you expected that. No one here is forced to praise Trump, and you're welcome to your own political views, but please consider how to express them in ways that build up rather than tear down.
Feb 25, 2020 19:25:20 GMT -6
visit-r: Thanks EnochWalked for the gracious and peaceful reply. I accept to post. However, I don't have any political affiliation - fact. I believe that BOTH political "sides" have "truth to speak". 1st link - www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRLi7NCgu68
Feb 26, 2020 5:58:01 GMT -6
visit-r: I sincerely believe that most here would agree that Paul at REVELATIONCHAPTER12dotCOM is a "true watchman" and is definitely a watchman that "builds up". Noting as well that NOT all so called "watchmen" are true. Peace.
Feb 26, 2020 6:12:32 GMT -6
mike: visit-r the first link is 'elephant in the room' - was that intentional? Not sure I follow why thats posted here. perhaps some of the dialogue attributed to it, has scrolled off. Second link - I also started watching Pauls video 20 mins ago
Feb 26, 2020 6:13:05 GMT -6
mike: Paul is certainly watching! Is he correct about everything? Certainly not, but I truly appreciate his diligence and earnest to watch and share with others whether correct or not
Feb 26, 2020 6:14:12 GMT -6
visit-r: mike, I posted two links yesterday. Unfortunately they were "forced off the page". The "elephant in the room" video aptly describes the atmosphere here. And - It was the second video I posted yesterday. It remains to be an issue IMO - sadly.
Feb 26, 2020 6:20:27 GMT -6
mike: Oh-Youre seeing an elephant? What may I ask is it that you see? (and yes the site causes posts in the shoutbox to scroll off the page)
Feb 26, 2020 6:22:52 GMT -6