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Number 6. I was wondering if it was in Genesis chapter 2 verse 1 that they mentioned the creation of angels or if it just wasn't mentioned. Well, it says the heavens and the earth were completed and all their hosts, and so it doesn't really say when the angels were created.
There's debate, there's discussion about it. Some say that the angels were formed before the universe was created because it was a spiritual existence. Some say after the universe was created, God created the angelic realm and then people fell. Well, if that's the case, when did he fall? Some say Satan fell when he tempted Adam and Eve. Some say he fell before then. And the Bible just doesn't tell us exactly.
Number 5. Will people recognize each other in heaven like mother and son? Probably, yeah.
I don't see why not. People were raised in the same body they died in. Jesus was. They recognized him in Luke 24. After their eyes were let loose, because their eyes were beheld from seeing him, recognizing him, we're going to be raised in the same bodies that we're dying in. So, yeah, we should be able to recognize each other. My wife will avoid me, but I'll recognize her because, you know, she's done her tenets here on earth, being married to me, so she'll be in a high level of heaven. So she might remember me. I don't know if there's any Trinity we'll see.
Number 4. Mark chapter 16 verses 9 through 20. That is the only place that says be baptized with water. Yeah, there's debate about it.
We call it a pericope. It's not found in a lot of the older manuscripts. In verse 12 it says, after that he appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on the way to the country.
Appeared in a different form. That's a problem because, biblically speaking, Jesus appeared in the same form that he died in. And then we get to Mark 16 16, which a lot of people use to support baptism as necessary for salvation. It says he who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved, but he who disbelieves shall be condemned. And it doesn't say that you have to believe in order to be baptized. It says he who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved, but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. It does not say but he who has not been baptized shall be condemned. If baptism was part of salvation and necessary for salvation, then it would say if you're not baptized you shall be condemned.
Number 3. When Jesus spoke to Thomas and told him, you know, after he touched him, to believe he was there and see me and believe me, now blessed are they who have believed and have not seen. Is that the same kind of blessed that, are they blessed to see and to believe?
Is that the kind of blessed? He says, because you've seen me, you believe. Blessed are they who don't see and yet believe.
It's a Makarios in Greek, you have to be blessed. Jesus appears to him and says, put your hand into my side, et cetera. And Thomas says, my Lord and my God. And Jesus says, because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who do not see and yet believe.
So Thomas had, so to speak, an unfair advantage. There's Jesus resurrected, holes in his wrists and his feet and his side, beard plucked out of his face right before Thomas, and he believed. Jesus then says, blessed are those who do not see, yet believe. So he's just saying you're blessed, that's all. And blessed in salvation, blessed in the presence of God, blessed in God's favor on you because of the work of Christ and you believe and trust in him.
Number 2. Can a Christian have a demon's beard in them? No. And I can show you this from the scriptures if you want.
Sure, please do. Okay. It's Matthew 12 43. When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, I will return to my house from which I came. That means to find the same body person that it was inhabiting. And when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept and put in order. That means the Lord God's not dwelling in the man.
Okay. It goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself and they go in and live there. That is the way it will be with this evil generation. So nevertheless, so the implication is that if it's swept clean and occupied, the spirit can't come in. And the gospel needs to be preached. But unfortunately, as I say, the thing regularly is that unfortunately the Christian church is becoming narcissistic and looking to the scriptures and God himself as a therapy session. Narcissistic in the worship songs are just filled with Lord, bless me, Lord, put your spirit upon me. Those are good things, but you don't find songs that say, Lord, prepare me, shape me, send me. You don't find other centeredness. You find inward centeredness. Lord, what can you do for me? So bless me, heal me, prosper me. And because of this, they're not obeying the great commission of Christ. They go out in all the nations.
And so God is not blessing the church with the power it needs to change the world because it's disobeying God. You guys give up or you're thirsty for more. And now the end is near.
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