I believe in the pre-tribulation Rapture. There will be a Rapture without question. John 11:25-26 is the resurrection of the dead believer, and it is the resurrection of the living believer who will then never die. 1 Thess 4:16-18 is the perfect picture of this.I believe the Rapture will happen before the Tribulation. There are a few good illustrations of this. When God saved Noah and his family before the flood. When God rescues Lot and his family from Sodom and Gomorrah before He destroyed the cities. And the Jewish wedding tradition (Jesus is the groom and we are the bride). Zola Levitt has some great information on the wedding tradition. Continue reading
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From The Telegraph. Source article here.
Turin Shroud ‘is not a medieval forgery’
The Turin Shroud is not a medieval forgery, as has long been claimed, but could in fact date from the time of Christ’s death, a new book claims.
By: Nick Squires
Experiments conducted by scientists at the University of Padua in northern Italy have dated the shroud to ancient times, a few centuries before and after the life of Christ.
Many Catholics believe that the 14ft-long linen cloth, which bears the imprint of the face and body of a bearded man, was used to bury Christ’s body when he was lifted down from the cross after being crucified 2,000 years ago.
The analysis is published in a new book, “Il Mistero della Sindone” or The Mystery of the Shroud, by Giulio Fanti, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurement at Padua University, and Saverio Gaeta, a journalist.
Animals, insects, bacteria, viruses etc are genetically coded biological machines. They have programmed intelligence and emotion that is part of their design.
What separates us from all other biological machines? We are conscious, living beings created in God’s image, which is soul and spirit (Genesis 2:7, John 4:24). God didn’t have a physical body until Jesus was born into the world.
Our physical bodies are biological machines and designed as a vehicle for us to interact in this physical universe (2 Peter 1:13). Without the spirit and soul, the human body would be like a plane without a pilot.
Our intelligence, emotion, and conscious awareness are not genetically encoded. Meaning, when the body is broken, the person (spirt/soul) can leave the body existing in the non-physical reality of spirit (2 Corinthians 5:8). Though the spirit can perceive the physical world in some manner. I’ve read scientists are now talking about how the spirit might have a quantum consciousness.
What happens when a non-human biological machine dies? I believe it would be something akin to shutting down your computer. Perhaps the non-human intelligence could be rebooted somehow from the genetic coding of the animal including the memories that were recorded. Animals do have a type of memory.
I love my new ant habitat. :)
“It’s no longer about lights in the sky, it’s about lies on the ground.”
I’d love to go to this.
I want the people of Israel to know that the people of The United States of America stands with you as you defend yourselves. Many of us pray for your protection and victory over your enemies.
We believe you. Shoulder-to-shoulder and back-to-back.
If it were possible I’d put on a uniform, pick up a weapon, and defend the nation of Israel with my own blood just as as I would my own nation. That is how precious your nation is to many of us.
My King is Jewish, and I love His people.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – Jesus (John 14:27)