Sunday, January 15, 2012

Points to Consider

(Related article “Romanism vs Scripture” specifically point 7)
A.      Rev 20:11-15 (esp. Vs. 12) The ‘Book of Life’ is opened = Last Call.
B.      To be saved is easier than to be lost. John 3:16, Acts8:36-39
C.      Heb 6:4-6 describes what is considered the unpardonable sin – only if you have been enlightened and if you have turned your back on it. This has happened to very few in this age.
D.      Since Adam and Eve partook of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, Humanity has been in a constant state of violence, corruption, arrogance etc. Realise as well the plight and suffering of innocent children. Observe the state of humanity vis-a-vis its relationship to God since Adam and Eve.
E.       Rm 8:7-8 The fleshly mind is hostile to God and will not submit to His Law.
F.       Jer. 17:9, I Cor. 2:14. The heart and nature of man is deceitful and the ways of God are as folly to him.
G.     Lk. 23:34 “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”
H.      Rv. 12:9 Satan has deceived the whole world. See previous posting “Atonement”:
I.        Gen 6:18 only Noah, his wife, his sons and their wives (8 in all) entered into the ark
Gen 19:30 only Lot and his 2 daughters were saved from Sodom and Gomorrah
Acts 1:15 only 120 assisted at the first Pentecost after Christ had been crucified
J.        Is 30:19-22, 65:17-25, 66:22-24, Mic. 4:1-4 Implies that there will still be mortal humans in the ‘New Heavens and the New Earth’ and that they will require divine teaching, guidance, correction and protection.
K.      Mt 5:13-16, 24:21-22 Why ‘preserve’ if you ‘intend’ to destroy.
L.       “It shall be more tolerable for ...” from the Greek ‘anektoteros’ – more endurable  Mt 10:15, 11:22, 24, Mk 6:11, Lu 10:12, 14
M.    Order of resurrection (Greek = ‘anastasis’ a standing up again namely after being dead)
I Cor 15:21-26, Rv 20:1-6, 11-15 Christ --- First Fruits (those who belong to Christ) --- The rest of the dead --- The condemned who will subsequently be thrown into the Lake of Fire, suffer the 2nd death and (Mal 4:1-3) be ashes under the soles of our feet.
N.     It is not prophesied that humanity will accept Jesus Christ at his 2nd coming (see Zech 14, Rv 19, 6:15-17, II Tim 3:1-9, Mt 24:24 etc.
O.     Compare these with II Pt 3:9, Is 11, 26:16-27, Zech 8:20-23, Mic 4:1-5, I Tim 2:1-6, 4:10 (Interlinear reads as “Preserver of all Men”