Things I appreciated: He kept the whole context of Romans in mind while going through it, he explained the significance of the quotes Paul picked, he explained where others (Mormons, Calvinists, etc) differ in their interpretations.
I was trying to think of an illustration of how I felt after the study....It's like if you take an intricate woven rug and rolled it up. On the outside is just a simple description, like, "God created the world, even with all the evidence man rejected Him, but Jesus came and died for our sins, rose again, and by faith in Him we can be forgiven and have eternal life starting now." Then Paul unrolls the rug and shows all the beauty and details that went into that Good News.
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Is 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
Boymaker99: I believe we are being sold a lie about Russia. I think Putin is in his right mind, and playing games with the people he despises. He looks like a lame junkyard dog while he watches how Animal Control responds. I also don't buy that Russians want him dead.
Oct 4, 2022 17:18:10 GMT -6
Boymaker99: So much of this is to freak people out. That is the media's role now. It controls our emotions and recommends how we should respond. While I have no doubt people are dying in Ukraine, I don't think we know even half of the truth about the cause.
Oct 4, 2022 17:21:00 GMT -6
EnochWalked: @boym I agree that Putin is most likely sane, but he definitely seems to have miscalculated (perhaps because he surrounded himself with people who are too afraid to tell him the truth). Western media may manipulate, but Kremlin disinfo is on another level.
Oct 4, 2022 19:47:26 GMT -6
EnochWalked: @serv That's a great point about the flash of light. Sadly the perfect way to cover up the Rapture would be to plan a nuclear war to coincide with it. In the aftermath, people would assume that any Christians they knew must have been caught in the blasts.
Oct 4, 2022 19:51:24 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/4173019 "Warrants Under the Royal Sign Manual. PRAYERS FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY" It's interesting to read the official legal process by which prayers are updated in the UK. "In the first Year of Our Reign"
Oct 4, 2022 19:53:59 GMT -6
leewiggins63: Not specifically sure of the chronological order, but Damascus might be involved in where a nuke might be detonated. Just sayin'
Oct 5, 2022 5:24:51 GMT -6
firefrorefiddle: Asking shamans for divination - now that would make it easy for the rider on the red horse to influence him, if true...
Oct 5, 2022 5:25:01 GMT -6
EnochWalked: @lw I think the most likely way for Damascus to be a nuclear target is if it somehow becomes run by a Iranian puppet government (especially if Iran bases nuclear bomber aircraft there). But right now it's more likely that Iran will get a puppet government.
Oct 5, 2022 6:02:42 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Actually, I was just thinking... Do you think the five missiles represent the five red heifers sent to Israel? One of them will end up being burned up, as a sacrifice. There was some talk of SK/NK being somehow symbolic of Israel/Palestine(?).
Oct 5, 2022 6:05:35 GMT -6
leewiggins63: EW: not actually a target, a place where Putin could demonstrate his resolve to use a nuke.
Oct 5, 2022 6:40:59 GMT -6
EnochWalked: @lw Good point. If regime change occurs in Iran, it might undermine Assad's grip on power too, which would threaten the Russian presence there. If Putin were forced to withdraw his troops, he might leave a parting gift in the form of a nuke.
Oct 5, 2022 10:36:36 GMT -6
EnochWalked: It makes so much sense. Putin could say that he is protecting Damascus from ISIS, and he could say that using nukes in Syria was no worse than the US invading Iraq or nuking Japan. He could even get permission from Assad's "government in exile", in Moscow.
Oct 5, 2022 10:38:34 GMT -6
EnochWalked: I don't think anyone's ever considered the legality of that, but if the international community still considers Assad to be the legal representative of Syria, in a military alliance with Russia, then nuking Syrian territory is not necessarily a crime.
Oct 5, 2022 10:40:14 GMT -6
EnochWalked: There would be no danger of a nuclear response from NATO, as long as the nuclear fallout didn't reach Turkey (or Israel), but it would absolutely show that Putin wasn't bluffing when he hints about nuking Ukraine. I really think you're onto something here.
Oct 5, 2022 10:41:49 GMT -6