Expect 'acts of God' on sinful world

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Americans have not yet given any indication that they would like recent "acts of God" to be stopped. There has been no national repentance; there have been no plans to reverse those steps that have been taken to ban God and his Word from our society.

What in the world could induce God to stop his wrath, I cannot for the life of me imagine. "Ignore him, and he'll go away" has not worked. He's still there, and just a little more provoked by the insolence of those who hate him and refuse to acknowledge his holiness and righteousness.

"Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil," the Bible warns (Exodus 23:2). God can punish by tens, thousands and millions. People vainly imagine because there is a unanimous sentimentality to doing evil, they will get by with it, but no one shall escape.

George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights, said, "Providence punishes national sins by national calamities." Sinners must flee to the Lord Jesus Christ in humility, repentance, faith and obedience to his Word, the Bible, or He will destroy every last person.

The Creator has promised, "Heaven and Earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away" (Mark 13:31). The holy people of God are looking "for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness" (II Peter 3:13). "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death" (Revelation 21:8).

It looks like greater "acts of God" are to be expected on a local, national and global scale. Who is making preparations?

The Rev. Timothy Fellows

Aiken, S.C.

(The writer is pastor of The Church of Philadelphia in Aiken.)

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InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/09/11 - 05:29 pm
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That is your choice dougk but

That is your choice dougk but if you don't believe Christ is the answer, where does your salvation come from and who provides it?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/09/11 - 05:30 pm
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Willow, are you asking me or

Willow, are you asking me or freeuniversalist?

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 06/09/11 - 05:37 pm
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ICL, actually, I posted to

ICL, actually, I posted to freeuniversalist, if they want to discuss it. I think you and I were posting at the same time.

dougk
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dougk 06/09/11 - 05:40 pm
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Christ is a spectacular role
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Christ is a spectacular role model and his teachings are also the basis of humanitarism. Many other religions, without the Christ, are as equally legitimate and lead to eternal spiritual "salvation" as well.

freeuniversalist
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freeuniversalist 06/09/11 - 05:44 pm
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Every thought, every word,

Every thought, every word, and every deed that proceeds out of the heart and mind of man is his "WORKS." And every thought, every word, and every deed of man will come into the judgment of God’s "CONSUMING FIRE." Notice that it is both our things of great value: "gold, silver, precious stones," and our things of no value: "wood, hay, stubble" that are tried in the fire, God’s Consuming Fire. Every person possesses knowledge, therefore, every person is a combination of both good and evil (for knowledge can only be a combination of both good and evil knowledge). God is SPIRIT and likewise His fire is SPIRIT. I believe this verse is talking about believers and non-believers alike as the letter was written to the church in Corinth. Paul couldn't assume that everyone in the church of Corinth was a "believer" or Manifest son of God.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/09/11 - 05:47 pm
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By what authority do they

By what authority do they offer spiritual "Salavation"? I would think that the creator of the universe would be the ultimate authority but then you would have to believe He is the creator.

dougk
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dougk 06/09/11 - 05:48 pm
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Those are YOUR beliefs, ICL.
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Those are YOUR beliefs, ICL.

freeuniversalist
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freeuniversalist 06/09/11 - 05:53 pm
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"This is a faithful saying

"This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, Who IS THE SAVIOUR OF ALL MEN, especially of those that believe." (1 Tim 4: 9-10)

It is absolutely impossible to misinterpret this verse. Maybe if "especially of those that believe" was left off, we could interpret this to mean that "Yes, Jesus is the Savior of All men, he just actually doesn't save all men" But it doesn't. God's will and intention is to eventually save all of mankind. This verse proves it and is iron clad.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/09/11 - 05:57 pm
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No one can assume that every

No one can assume that every member of a church is saved. Paul was still talking to those in Christ. He told them their bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Non-believers do not posses the Holy Spirit so he wasn't talking to the unsaved.

I will agree with you that we will all be judge by God. There will be a judgment, where the believers and non-believers will be divided. The non believers will be cast in the Lake of Fire and in the Final Judgment which I believe Paul is referring to when speaking to the church at Corinth will be when those who are children of God will be judge according to their works and will determine what rewards we receive.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/09/11 - 06:00 pm
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freeuniversalist, I would

freeuniversalist, I would love to discuss this more but have an appointment to attend. I will say this, if God will save all men...what was the purpose of His death on the cross. If everyone is going to be saved in the end, why did He have to die. Why did the Father raise Him up, and why is He waiting to return? Why did He command us to preach the Word, to witness to the lost?

freeuniversalist
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freeuniversalist 06/09/11 - 06:07 pm
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ICL, There are only 2 places

ICL, There are only 2 places in the entire Bible where "Every man's work" is judged "in fire". Those are the verse we just discussed and Rev 20. We know that "no prophesy can be tried by it's own explanation," so we know that 1 Cor 3 cannot completely answer all that is contained within it's verses without the aid help of Rev. 20, and visa versa. Both of the fires are symbolic as they're both talking about human character flaws. We learn from 1 Cor 3 that this is the case with the "Lake of Fire" also because both sets of scriptures are the only matches of each other in the entire Bible.

freeuniversalist
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freeuniversalist 06/09/11 - 06:09 pm
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ICL, I have to workout too.

ICL, I have to workout too. We can discuss later, I can explain all the questions you've listed also.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 06/09/11 - 07:32 pm
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We did just break every

We did just break every record in natural disasters this spring as per the news.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 06/09/11 - 09:20 pm
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"Many other religions,

"Many other religions, without the Christ, are as equally legitimate and lead to eternal spiritual "salvation" as well."

WRONGO!

The ONLY one who claimed to be God in the flesh, walked out of the grave to be seen by thousands, sent his Holy Spirit to help man make more progress in 2,000 yrs than we did in 4,000 yrs is Jesus who set calenders to his time before and after.
There is only ONE name by which man MUST be saved...

freeuniversalist
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freeuniversalist 06/09/11 - 08:45 pm
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Well I believe the same as

Well I believe the same as you, that Jesus was the ransom for mankind. Since he is co-equal with the Father in nature, and without sin, he could be the only qualified ransom for mankind. This was predestined to happen before the foundation of the world. This isn't something God came up with after mankind's sin. He knew mankind would sin, God subjected us to sin. Jesus is God the Father's way of him taking responsibility for our subjection to sin, though we are still accountable for it. God isn't surprised by the creation failing.
Jesus will eventually return, though not quite like anyone of us can predict, I think, as I believe Revelation is a book of symbols. This is when everyone is raised up out of the grave for judgement, both righteous and unrighteous.
What I don't understand from your last post is why Christ's life, death, resurrection by the Father, and eventual return are somehow not as important when most of humanity doesn't join you and the special elect in paradise? I mean not to sound brash, but that seems like the implication and attitude behind your post. Plus, going out and preaching God's word should be fulfilling to you as a Christian. Of course, having faith now is better than seeing and believing later. Maybe you should re-evaluate your motives on why you witness to the lost. Or maybe not, just a suggestion.

freeuniversalist
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freeuniversalist 06/09/11 - 08:57 pm
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Which brings me back to my

Which brings me back to my first post against Original Sin. God had this plan from the beginning. When God ironically, and conveniently put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the middle of the garden, it was meant for Eve to be tempted by the Serpent. Do any of you fundamentalists really believe that if mankind didn't sin we'd still be floating around blissfully in the Garden of Eden?

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 06/09/11 - 09:18 pm
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We all have a Free will, Adam

We all have a Free will, Adam fell in his, nobody pushed him. But even AFTER he fell God sent his only son, so God did not plan for man to fall, we did a fine job all by ourselves.

Now we're breaking records for natural disasters at the time the book that has never been wrong foretold thousands of years ago....coincidence?

soldout
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soldout 06/09/11 - 10:43 pm
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Back to my statement on God

Back to my statement on God being in total control. For sure His will is not being done as His desire is that none die and go to hell but that happens everyday. You can change God's mind in a situation and there are examples of that in the Word. God is the final authority but He gave us much more authority than we use, otherwise Jesus could not have said to go and do greater works. If you have no control over what is going to happen then there is no point in prayer. You pray and get His will and speak it into the earth. His Word is His will and if you know the Word you pray it. It would be better to get to heaven and find out we expected too much than to find out you "had it made" if you have just opened your mouth. Prayer changes things otherwise the Bible wouldn't state a difference in correct prayer and wrong prayer. By the way; concerning some other comments, there are no "gay people" just people who choose to do a gay sin. Doing a sin doesn't make us special or different. God decided what was sin because he knew it would kill and destroy us. I can't find any sin that is making anyone better. We need a savior; not a society to tell us we are okay. Every sinner knows they are sinning per the Word no matter what they might say to try to ease their mind. Sin is hard, stressful, and makes life a struggle.

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Fundamental_Arminian 06/10/11 - 03:07 am
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"Fellows quotes both the Old

"Fellows quotes both the Old and New Testament in his letter so he is basically talking out of both sides of his mouth.

"You can't have it both ways Reverend.... you're either operating under the new covenant or not. Cherry-picking verse to suit your agenda is a specious use of the book you claim to follow" (Sentinel).

Doesn't the New Testament frequently quote the Old?

"8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, 'You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,' and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law" (Romans 13:8-10 English Standard Version). Compare this NT passage with Exodus 20:13-17, Deuteronomy 5:17-21, and Leviticus 19:18.

As the apostle Paul showed in his Epistle to the Romans, it's possible simultaneously to write the New Testament, quote from the Old Testament, and operate under the New Covenant.

ImPOed
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ImPOed 06/10/11 - 05:10 am
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I'm Poed, When the Rev.

I'm Poed, When the Rev. Jerimiah Wright said that God Damned America of it's sins in how it treated its own vs muslims and other 3rd world countries there was a major uproar. I only hear a whimper now that this gentleman has said something very similar. I know they our friends. It all comes back at us in the end.
Yes, we treat Israel very differently compared to the other muslim countries and look at India, and some other countries that have taken many of the jobs that should be here in the United States. I'mPoed! And so should you!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/10/11 - 08:47 am
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soldout, I appologize if it

soldout, I appologize if it seemed I was saying that prayer isn't important. It is very powerful and although God may have plans for our lives and knows our future, I do believe that we can take alternate routes but the final destination is still the same. I guess you could say God changes His mind, but I like to think of it as Mercy. If we sincerely want something and we pray earnestly, I believe that God will grant our prayers so long as it follows His will for our lives. May God bless you this morning soldout!

AWyld1
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AWyld1 06/10/11 - 09:25 am
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How many of you are posting

How many of you are posting from your jobs? Stealing from your employers?

Boogaloo
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Boogaloo 06/10/11 - 10:13 am
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Is it time to pass the

Is it time to pass the collection plate yet? This has been one long service.

faithson
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faithson 06/10/11 - 10:30 am
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Our existence is forged on

Our existence is forged on the anvil of justice, by the hammer of suffering.

iLove
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iLove 06/10/11 - 12:17 pm
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JS@CB: Most times, it is best
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JS@CB:

Most times, it is best to research before you try to enter a debate. I am sure if you had done that, you would think twice about your comments. Nonetheless, I am trying to be vigilant and plant seeds that will grow sooner, instead of later.

I am not a genius. I am just doing what I have been told by God; to lead people to the light. (God)

The Bible mentioned that all truths will be revealed in the end times.

Instead of trying to find fault in what I have presented, why not take it as a grain of salt, yet,
RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH!

JS@CB: Try these websites:
adventofdeception.com (page 2)
vigilantcitizen.com

"The illuminati is alive and well. Who do you think is running this global world? There are 13 families. Do your research….

The HAARP is real, it is science…..Do your research." -S. Effingham

PrayN4U
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PrayN4U 06/10/11 - 12:46 pm
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No matter what anyone

No matter what anyone believes, GOD is real and his word will be fulfilled. Even if you don't agree with Rev Fellows or other, Read the Bible for yourself. Research the last days according to Revelations and Daniel. Then Pray, with an earnest heart, for an understanding.

PrayN4U
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PrayN4U 06/10/11 - 12:51 pm
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iLove
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iLove 06/10/11 - 01:24 pm
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PrayN4U: Thanks! Excellent
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PrayN4U: Thanks! Excellent post!

http://www.focusonjerusalem.com

Thanks for your link. I have reposted a link that should work. . . .for some reason, the previously posted one did not.

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momster59 06/11/11 - 10:43 am
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Wow, for a God that y'all

Wow, for a God that y'all love so much and you claim loves mankind so much, he sure does make it unclear what his message is and according to you guys sure makes it extremely difficult to figure out what he wants.
hmmm......getting back to the original letter from Mr. Fellows.

Is God willing to prevent evil but unable? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is God able to prevent evil but unwilling? Then he is malevolent.
Is God both able and willing to prevent evil? Then (he being all powerful and all knowing) from whence springs evil?
Is God either unwilling or unable? Then why call him God?
Epicurius

Thus we are left with a quandary that all the apologists are unable to explain to satisfaction.
!. God is all powerful and all knowing.
2. God is all good and all loving.
3. Evil and suffering exist and God allows and sanctions it.
Conclusion - Either God is not omnipotent or God is evil and not worthy of worship.

A God who would willfully cause the suffering caused by these natural disasters is not a God of mercy, love and kindness, but of sadism, hatred, and narcissism. The God that Jesus spoke of does not possess these last characteristics. Just as it was not the man who was born blind's fault that he was born blind, it is not the fault of the victims of these natural disasters that the disasters occurred. It is very frightening to see so many people still live in the dark ages of witch burning, inquisitional mentality and superstition based writings from the stone age which contradict each other and support murder, rape, slavery, theft, lying, genocide, racism, xenophobia and other immoral acts.

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KSL 06/11/11 - 11:50 am
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Name me a God who does stop

Name me a God who does stop suffering.

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