nine and clown, my biggest complaint with the church is they take one sentence and build off that one alone or adding another out of context to prove the last one. Quoting: chipg 24577177
the bible must be looked at as a whole book, then it begins to make sense. GOD himself said come reason with me.
a few are, "even the elect would be fooled if it were possible".
if you must use the mark to buy and sell, then the thought or action goes out the window, world wide form of cunacency.
it will be forced on all great and small, rich and poor, free and slave. FORCED is the word used...
my fear was or is, this devil has had 6,000 yrs to plan this day or days. i have had 48 yrs. GOD states there is nothing new under the sun, meaning man has been doing the same old crap to each other for thousands of yrs, he has studied man, a phd is nothing.
i know i can be fooled and i am not too smart to hear someone else's idea's. we as a team might whether some types of storm, but being broke in to little groups, we are beat.
i checked out these angels as to the exstent i could, i'm still left with face value, can't hear their thoughts, but i can see their actions, if a lie protected me form myself, because i was too stubborn to listen, then i was glad they took that chance. not condoning it on any level, but if not told a lie i would not have gone and seen, i'm not so closed minded that i beat my self. the final out come is the results i'm looking for, were they protecting me, because of me.
i ask lots of questions.
as to GOD speaking, he hasn't used words, i ask something to the effect of you remember when i was 10, that day, what happen? two people know that answer, me and someone else. we were the only ones there.
i ask GOD about himself and studied the answers, he showed me with pictures. i asked GOD about me, he did the same.
i ask GOD would i fit in heaven, you know like it there? things of this kind.
i told GOD, i was a drunk for the better part of three yrs, he said i know, it was your correction, meant to bring you shame. many many real questions.
my first time having sex was with a virgin, what are the odds?
the girl who set me straight born on 7-21, your life is full of GOD, take a long look at it,
i built my life on promises that come from the bible, he said he would never leave me, so i ask, could i leave you? you know what i mean. he said the pain would drive me home, he was right, over and over. only GOD questions with GOD answers.
it's all there in your life.
i made my second wife marry me before sex the third time, she did. now who do i follow?
these questions are all we have, the truth is found there. you must ask the right questions.
best to all of you. it takes lots of work and even more faith, it was he that said, it's only thru faith you can please him, well at this point, he should be very happy, i'm all in! trusting GOD with my very soul
Not to deal in semantics, but the King James Bible says :
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Some Bibles do say forced. But, Barnes Notes on the Bible says:
"And he caused all
- He claims jurisdiction,
in the matters here referred to, over all classes of persons, and compels them to do his will.
This is the second beast, and, according to the interpretation given above, it relates to the papal power, and to its claim of universal jurisdiction."
Hand and forehead and papal power, means to me, swearing allegiance and obeying a false power.
As far as forced to buy or sell, no it doesn't go out the window. It's a choice. You might die of starvation for your choice, but you have a choice.
I agree it's important to look at the Bible as a whole. Don't you think this scripture and the one you like using about "a form of Godliness, but denying it's power," fit with each other?
Why would God show you pictures and answer your questions directly? He gives us His Word to find the answers.
Don't quite understand how your sex life fits in, and don't tell anyone, but the first time I had sex, I was a virgin. What are the odds of that?
You might trust God with your very soul, but you've talked far more about the demons that visit, than God.
If I notice that, I wonder if God does?