BAPTISM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR SALVATION:
Have you ever wondered if WATER BAPTISM is necessary for salvation? Short answer: It is NOT.The BAPTISM Peter is referring to in Acts2:38 is the baptism of the Holy Spirit.The GIFT/FALLING is different. Explanation: If you were not sure that 'eis' in acts 2:38 means 'because of' then read on.We know that Jesus sends the holy Spirit.JOHN 16:7 NEVERTHELESS I TELL YOU THE TRUTH;IT IS EXPEDIENT FOR YOU THAT I GO AWAY:FOR IF I GO NOT AWAY,THE COMFORTER WILL NOT COME UNTO YOU;BUT IF I DEPART,I WILL SEND HIM UNTO YOU'.In John 20:22 he breathed on the apostles and said 'Receive ye the Holy Spirit'. We can see through Acts that in Samaria,some believed but the Holy Spirit had not fallen yet.In Acts 2,Peter says repent and be baptised for the remission of sins and you will receive the GIFT of the Holy Spirit.We can see throughout Acts that the GIFT of the Holy Spirit,the FALLING resulted in prophesying,magnifying God and speaking in tongues.In Acts 8 and 19,the apostles had to lay on hands for the Spirit to FALL.In John 20:22,Jesus demonstrated how the Spirit was received (the indwelling/sealing): Silently.The GIFT/FALLING was evidenced by tongues (foreign languages)/magnifying God/prophesying.Perhaps this gift was to kick start the Church or to show Peter and his 6 companions that Cornelius and the other Gentiles could receive salvation (Read Acts 10
45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
).Maybe both.That's God's business.Maybe they said 'Praise Jesus Christ my Saviour'? You receive the indwelling of the Spirit the moment you believe but the early believers at the same time or later received the GIFT/Falling.Water baptism is an outward sign of a good conscience toward God.
IF YOU WANT TO BE SAVED (RECEIVE GOD'S FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE) SEE 'THE BIBLE WAY TO HEAVEN' BY PASTOR ROGER JIMENEZ,ON YOUTUBE www.youtube.com/watch
Hope this has been a help to you.God Bless. (Scroll down for more)
FINAL THOUGHTS ON 'DANIEL'S SEVENTY WEEKS' AND HOSEA.I USE THE KJB:
14For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
15I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
1Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
3Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
24Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
OLD TIMERS WILL REMEMBER THIS SITE AS IT REFERRED TO DANIEL'S SEVENTY WEEKS.I'LL LET THIS BE THE FINAL CHAPTER AND HOPE IT'S USEFUL TO SOMEONE.
THE COMMANDMENT WAS CYRUS' AND HE GAVE IT SOMETIME BETWEEN 539BC-536BC (HE CONQUERED BABYLON IN 539BC BUT GAVE KINGSHIP TO HIS SON CAMBYSES.HE REASSUMED KINGSHIP OF BABYLON AS LATE AS 536BC AND THE DECREE WAS FOUND AT ECBATANA SO HIS FIRST YEAR COULD TRUTHFULLY BE BETWEEN THOSE DATES). SO JESUS WAS BORN SEVEN WEEKS 7X77 YEARS LATER 1AD TO 4AD.TO ME THAT IS A BULLSEYE.YOU CAN READ IN EZRA 1 THAT CYRUS GAVE THE COMMAND THAT JEREMIAH MIGHT BE FULFILLED.ALSO 2 CHRONICLES 36:22-24
The Proclamation of Cyrus
(2 Chronicles 36:22-23)
1Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
2Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. 4And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.
A 'WEEK' IS 7 'WEEKS' IS 77 (SEVENS/ONE 7 IS A SEVEN,TWO OR MORE COULD BE DESCRIBED AS 'SEVENS'). WE CAN USE DANIEL IN CONJUNCTION WITH HOSEA 5:13 - 6:3 TO GET A MORE SENSIBLE PREDICTION. YOU CAN SEE FROM HOSEA THAT JESUS WILL NOT LIKELY RETURN BEFORE 2000 YEARS.THE MOST ACCEPTED (LATE) CRUCIFIXION DATE IS 33AD. SO ADD 2000 GIVES 2033.FORMER AND LATTER RAINS IS TRANSPOSED TO LATTER AND FORMER AS HE FULFILLED THE SPRING FEASTS IN HIS FIRST COMING.THE FORMER OR FALL/AUTUMN FEASTS HE HAS YET TO FULFILL.THE RAINS ARE 2 SEASONS APART (2000 YEARS,13X2X77).(2 SEASONS ARE STRICTLY 2002* YEARS).YOU CAN PLAY AROUND WITH THE NUMBERS YOURSELF
THE 62 WEEKS DON'T FIT AS YEARS SO I TAKE THEM TO BE DAYS WHICH MEANS 13 YEARS AND A MONTH.WE KNOW THE WRATH LASTS 3.5 YEARS SO CHRISTIANS MAY HAVE TO ENDURE 10 YEARS OF TRIBULATION BEFORE THE RAPTURE.THE OBVIOUS THING TO DO WAS TAKE 57 WEEKS (57X77 4389) FROM EARLIEST HOSEA,WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT I'VE DONE (THERE IS A THOUSAND YEAR PERIOD WHEN CHRIST WILL REIGN IN PERSON ON EARTH SO WE CAN 'IGNORE' 13 WEEKS FROM THE 70.ALSO THE SEVENTY WEEKS INCLUDE THE MILENNIUM BECAUSE THERE WILL STILL BE SIN UNTIL AFTER THAT AS SATAN IS RELEASED AT THE END TO TEMPT MANKIND.I'M NOT SURE WHETHER 'A SEASON AND TIME' IN DANIEL 7:12 IS '1001+1').THIS GIVES US A DATE OF 2356BC OR 2354BC IF WE TAKE 2002 YEARS AS THE TWO SEASONS. I USED PASTOR ANDERSON'S REVISED 'EXACT AGE OF THE EARTH' NUMBERS AS THE BASIS: www.faithfulwordbaptist.org/022518p.mp3 .THE TWO OCCURENCES I AM MOST LIKELY TO ASCRIBE TO BEING THE FOUNDING OF DANIEL'S PEOPLE ARE THE BIRTH OF ABRAHAM AND THE TIME DURING PELEG'S LIFE WHEN THE NATIONS WERE SEPARATED.2357BC IS BEFORE ABRAHAM'S BIRTH (2266BC) BUT I SEARCHED 2350BC AND DISCOVERED 'THE 2350BC MIDDLE EAST ANOMALY' (WHICH WAS QUITE A SURPRISE).(The 2350bc middle east anomaly was discovered by Marie Agnes Courty,a French scientist.The link at the bottom of the site references other phenomena at that time).I'M NOT SAYING ANYTHING WILL HAPPEN NOW BUT IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE IN MY OPINION. THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE IS INCORRECT SO THINGS MAY HAPPEN BEFORE THE HOSEA DATE (13 YEARS BEFORE).OBVIOUSLY DISPENSATIONALISM IS WRONG AS THERE IS NO NEED FOR (AND NO SCRIPTURAL BASIS FOR) 'ABRAHAM'S BOSOM' AS A PLACE APART FROM WITH GOD.JESUS IS GOD SO HE CAN MAKE CLAIMS AS A MAN OR AS GOD AND WHEN HE TOLD THE THIEF ON THE CROSS TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE HE WAS MAKING A CLAIM ON HIS 'GODNESS' (THE SON OF MAN WHICH >IS< IN HEAVEN IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE).THOSE WHO LIVED BEFORE CHRIST WERE SAVED BY HIS DEATH,BURIAL AND RESURRECTION AS WE ARE.IT IS NOT SOMETHING BASED IN TIME AS WHEN CHRIST DIED I AND YOU AS YOU READ THIS WAS INNOCENT NOT HAVING BEEN BORN OR HAVING COMMITTED ANY SIN (WHO HIS OWN SELF BARE OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BODY ON THE TREE... HOW WHEN WE HAD NO SIN AT THAT TIME) YET THROUGH FAITH WE RECEIVE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS,THE SAME AS THOSE WHO LIVED BEFORE HIS INCARNATION.YOU CAN SEE FROM HOSEA THAT EPHRAIM IS RESTORED AFTER THIS DATE WHILE JUDAH IS NUMBERED IN REVELATION.SO THE 2000 YEARS STARTED FROM HIS CRUCIFIXION AND NOT 70AD -- HOSEA 5:14 - 6:3 ALSO TELLS US THAT THE FULLNESS OF ISRAEL WON'T BE ACCOMPLISHED UNTIL AT LEAST 2000 YEARS AFTER CHRIST'S DEATH SO ANY 'JEWISH' STATE,WHETHER UNDER THE 'MOSHIACH' OR ATTESTED TO BY 'ELIJAH' WILL NOT BE THE TRUE ISRAEL.'IN THE THIRD DAY' MEANS IN THE MILLENNIUM WILL THE FULLNESS OF ISRAEL EXIST AGAIN.IT COULD HAPPEN ANY TIME NOW (IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE) SO I HOPE THIS HAS BEEN INTERESTING.JESUS TALKS ABOUT THE JEWS RECEIVING A MAN COMING IN HIS OWN NAME,IF HE DOES AND I THINK THEY WILL.
Some have said that Peleg must have been named 'division' because he was born after Babel but when Lamech named Noah he said (Genesis 5:29)
29And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
And after the flood when Noah made offerings God said in his heart (Genesis 8)
20And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
THIS IS NOT FOR PASTORS AS I COULD BE WRONG BUT I THINK WE WILL RECEIVE 2 FALSE PROPHETS AND 2 FALSE CHRISTS. (FOR THERE SHALL ARISE FALSE CHRISTS AND FALSE PROPHETS AND SHALL SHOW GREAT SIGNS AND WONDERS). THOSE SHOWING THE GREAT SIGNS AND WONDERS ARE PLURAL OF EACH KIND.
I THINK THE FIRST WILL BE A FALSE 'ELIJAH',FOLLOWED BY A FALSE KING OF ISRAEL.THEN THE MUSLIM 'MAHDI' FOLLOWED BY THEIR FALSE 'MESSIAH' ISA.
666/616 (DAYS) IS MOST LIKELY WHEN THE ANTICHRIST WILL APPEAR AFTER ANOTHER FIGURE IMO (SEE EDIT BELOW).THERE ARE SEVERAL TIE INS OF ISLAMIC ESCHATOLOGY WITH THE END TIMES EVENTS (NOT FOR THEIR BENEFIT UNFORTUNATELY,IN MY OPINION.) I'M NOT GOING TO POST ALL THAT AGAIN.IF YOU'RE INTERESTED SEARCH THIS SITE ON ARCHIVE.>> EDIT: I've since learnt that Islam is unhistorical.Neither the coinage,buildings,rock inscriptions,archaeology nor documentation supports the islamic narrative.I'll leave it here as I can't see who else could defeat an ensconced 'messiah' in Israel and yet people still believe the lie.(It won't be another world religion that lays no claim to Jerusalem neither aliens nor an unknown religion although the antichrist might 'apostasise' when he claims to be god obviously).Being a Christian I believe in satanic influence in this world so I'll leave it as a possibility although islam itself is 'impossible'.READING DANIEL 8 IT REALLY HAS TO BE A 'MUSLIM' ANTICHRIST.THE AREAS OF THE 4 KINGDOMS THAT ALEXANDER'S SUCCESSORS FOUNDED ARE NOW NEARLY ALL MUSLIM COUNTRIES.THE TEXT SAYS HE WILL GROW GREAT TOWARD THE SOUTH,THE EAST AND THE PLEASANT LAND (ISRAEL).THIS DISCOUNTS THOSE COUNTRIES DIRECTLY BORDERING ISRAEL SUCH AS EGYPT,JORDAN AND SYRIA AND PERHAPS IRAQ IF THE MOSHIACH ENFORCES GREATER ISRAEL.IT LOOKS LIKE THEY GOT INTO AZERBAIJAN (MEDIA ATROPATENE/MATIENE) UNTIL IT SECEDED. SO MY MONEY WOULD BE ON HIM STARTING THERE.IT SOUNDS LIKE HIS BEGINNING IS EAST OF ISRAEL RATHER THAN TURKEY TO ME AND IF HE WAXES GREAT TOWARD THE SOUTH HE'S COMING FROM THE NORTH.ISA SHOULD APPEAR (DESCEND ON THE SHOULDERS OF TWO WINGED 'ANGELS' ACCORDING TO ISLAM) AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WRATH SO MAYBE I'M WRONG ABOUT 666 BEING DAYS.THE LANGUAGE OF CASTING DOWN STARS AND TRAMPLING ON THEM SHOWS IT WASN'T TALKING ABOUT ANTIOCHUS.HAPPILY WE WHO HAVE SURVIVED THE JEWISH FALSE 'MESSIAH' SHOULD ONLY HAVE TO FACE THEM FOR A VERY SHORT WHILE BEFORE THE RAPTURE.MUSLIMS ARE NOT SEEN AS IDOLATORS BY JEWS AND THEREFORE EVEN AFTER SEVERAL YEARS THERE SHOULD BE A RESERVOIR OF READY FOLLOWERS FOR THE MAHDI TO RECRUIT.MUSLIMS ARE INDOCTRINATED FROM AN EARLY AGE WITH ISLAM SO EVEN AFTER YEARS IT WOULD STILL BE LIKE MOTHER'S MILK TO THEM ESPECIALLY WITH A FOCUSING FIGURE ARISING LIKE THE MAHDI.THE VARIOUS 'TIE INS' OF ISLAMIC ESCHATOLOGY: THE MAIN ONES ARE GOG AND MAGOG AND THE BEAST OF THE EARTH.THEIR STORY MENTIONS GOG AND MAGOG AS HUMAN TRIBES WHEREAS IN REALITY THERE'S THE ARMY OF LOCUSTS FOR 5 MONTHS AND THEN THE 200 MILLION CREATURE ARMY AFTERWARD.WHEN THE PIT IS OPENED THERE WILL BE DARKNESS SO THEY WILL BE FOOLED INTO THINKING THE CREATURES ARE SOME TYPE OF HUMAN.THE SECOND IS 'THE BEAST OF THE EARTH' AND ITS DESCRIPTION IS SO OUTLANDISH AS TO PREVENT PEOPLE 'SAYING WHAT THEY SEE' WHICH WILL BE A BIG,RED DRAGON IE SATAN.THIS WILL ALL HAPPEN WITH ISA PRESENT SO IT'S LIKELY NONE OF THE MUSLIMS WILL REPENT AT THAT TIME BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE WRONG 'GOD' AND THINK THE WRATH IS ALLAH TESTING THEM UNTIL THE HAIL CAUSES THEM TO CURSE 'HIM' (ALLAH) OR THE ANTICHRIST IF HE'S DECLARED HIMSELF TO BE GOD? I SUPPOSE THERE COULD BE A COMPLETE INVERSION OF GOOD AND EVIL AND THE MUSLIMS COULD BE TOLD THAT THE LORD IS CAUSING THEIR PAIN ALSO (SEE REVELATION 16) BUT NOT THAT HE IS THE TRUE GOD AND THEREFORE THEY WON'T REPENT? CAN NATIONS FORGET GOD? PSALM 9:17 THE WICKED SHALL BE TURNED INTO HELL,AND ALL THE NATIONS THAT FORGET GOD << THE FALLING AWAY WILL BE PEOPLE BECOMING 'NOAHIDES' IN MY OPINION AND THEN THAT 'MAN OF SIN' WILL BE THE 'MAHDI'.
HERE'S A LINK TO A PAPER THAT MENTIONS SEVERAL PHENOMENA AT 2350BC.OBVIOUSLY I ACCEPT THE DATA FROM SCIENCE RATHER THAN 'HISTORY' BUT A STRANGE COINCIDENCE? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301621337_Why_we_shouldn't_ignore_the_mid-24th_century_BC_when_discussing_the_2200-2000_BC_climate_anomaly
AGAIN I HOPE THIS IS USEFUL TO SOMEONE.
JUST FOR FUN: 2350BC WOULD HAVE BEEN 268 YEARS POST FLOOD WHEN PELEG WAS 167.ACCORDING TO DR ROB CARTER,PELEG'S BIRTH WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO SOON POST FLOOD FOR MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE TO BE AT BABEL.268 YEARS STARTING WITH 6 PEOPLE GIVES AT LEAST 10,000 AND POSSIBLY UP TO 30,000 OR SO PEOPLE FROM EYEBALLING HIS CHART.
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