Interesting, thank you for sharing my friend :D

 

Ephesians 2:8-9, yourselves; ὑμῶν (hymōn) conjugated or in base form 4771. σύ (su) is connected to Matthew 5:24, where it mentions offering "your gift" meaning "your sacrifice"

 

Christ is our sufficient sacrifice for sins, so none of our filthy rag works can make us clean by ourselves.

 

Philippians 3:9 the "of" is interesting.

 

https://biblehub.com/philippians/3-9.htm

faith

πίστεως (pisteōs)

Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular

Strong's 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

 

in Christ,

Χριστοῦ (Christou)

Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular

Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

 

The "in" or "of" is not listed by itself, rather faith immedietly to Christ

 

Galatians 2:16 πίστεως (pisteōs) and Χριστοῦ (Christou) are used again

 

On the daily quote, it's true, we need know human effort at all to be saved. That's why when evangelizing, I have tried to use the word "believe" or "have faith" more than "trust" so it's more accurate.

 

Like with Strong's 4102 of "fidelity" there are times where, even us Christians can make mistakes when trying to follow human duties like the commandments, while we're already saved. We cannot lose our salvation. Because there's faith OF Christ that upholds us. What faith is inside of us that makes us persevere? The faith OF Christ. That's why we can have childlike simple faith, like receiving a gift, to gain the Holy Spirit OF Christ.

 

Those are my thoughts, the blessings OF Christ to you Brother! :D

 

 

May 3 2023

 

 

 

Ah, reading back, I can see how it can be perceived as futurist reaching, my apologies.

 

What I tried referencing there was with specifically, how AD 70 Revelations talks about past tense suffering, and eventually the suffering we're experiencing now we'll also be "for the history books" so to speak. Though "our present suffering" and "their present suffering" are two completely different types of suffering.

 

https://www.biblehub.com/romans/8-18.htm

that will be

μέλλουσαν (mellousan)

Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Feminine Singular

Strong's 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

 

The classic word "melo" appears which means "about to be"

 

For sure, the Early Christians have already finished their suffering. But for us, the people of Earth are currently suffering, just in general.

 

So my goal was to make a reference to that historical event. It's like saying how people in Babylonian captivity had suffering that ended, so our suffering will also have an end. I hope that better explains it.

 

Sometimes when I type things, I have this idea in my mind. But when I type it out, I look back and realize it can be perceived another way. I'm still a full-preterist, but I'm new to the field, so it can be tricky getting all the historical context right.

 

Still though, I appreciate the correction! I added the disclaimer on Tentmaker for better accuracy.

https://tentmaker.org/forum/discussions-on-universal-salvation/verse-of-the-day/msg221652/#msg221652

 

The Lord Christ's blessings to you my friend.

 

 

 

May 3 2023

 

Hmm... "dutch uncle", haven't heard that term before. Let me see. Looking at the definition, I do think your words are beneficial, though I wouldn't say they're "harsh". I appreciate another set of eyes looking at my writings, only so much I can catch myself!

 

I've read a little bit about Preterism before you emailed, years ago. But the most I've been reading about it is right now. To be honest, I got burnt out by all the random rapture dates people were making that turned out false lol. When, like you said, the dead saints were raptured around AD 66.

 

It makes me feel bad. So many people worrying about a historical event that already happened, I used to be one of them. It's like worrying about World War 2 when it already occured. Just unnecessary anxiety :(

 

By "Neuronic Persecution" do you mean the persecution the suffered by Early Christians under Nero. I found this article on it: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/new-testament-studies/article/historicity-of-the-neronian-persecution-a-response-to-brent-shaw/72A73656C0F1372963C197F8945D38D3

 

I think the moment Christians became a distinct group from the Jewish belief is when persecution was at it's highest. Matthew 24:21 That was the Great Tribulation. Now, Christianity has enough believers that there's a support system. But back then, they were the first.

 

I also found this verse. Matthew 10:23 says "you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. ". So since they finished going through Israel towns, Second Coming of Christ already happened 70AD.

 

Yes, I wonder if, when someone dies, they can believe in Christ right away and escape Sheol/Hades, or if there's like a line up? Or a queue they're in? I'm still theorizing there personally.

 

But this was a good discussion, thanks! Be blessed by the Ruach Adonai my friend :)

May 3 2023

 

Ohhh, now I see.

 

I was searching online from your last email, so I searched the term "Neuronic Perpersecution, April 21, 2013."

 

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=Neuronic+Perpersecution%2C+April+21%2C+2013.&ia=web

 

https://www.preterist.org/2013/04/neronic-persecution-ad-64/

 

And this was one came up. That's good, thanks for the link.

 

Later as well,

 

May 5 2023

 

I see. Yeah, that link I found is just something on search result, when I was looking for the persecution. But this is a good site

 

I like the timeline they have, from 66 AD with the Revolts in Jerusalem to the Destruction of the Temple in 70 AD      March 70 - September 70

https://www.josephus.org/FlJosephus2/warChronology7Fall.html

 

https://www.josephus.org/causeofDestruct.htm

This page is interesting too.

"    a voice from the four winds, "

 

Revelation 7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree.

 

Oh yeah, Israel's Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948. I used to think that was significant too when I used to be a futurist. Some futurists have this theory where they thought that the four winds was referring to world war 1 and like "big four" nations for some reason lol. But as a preterist, it looks like it's actually referring to this civil war in Jerusalem.

 

Be blessed by the Holy Ghost Larry my friend,

 

May 6 2023

I see. Yeah, that link I found is just something on search result, when

I was looking for the persecution. But this is a good site

 

I like the timeline they have, from 66 AD with the Revolts in Jerusalem

to the Destruction of the Temple in 70 AD      March 70 - September 70

https://www.josephus.org/FlJosephus2/warChronology7Fall.html

 

https://www.josephus.org/causeofDestruct.htm

This page is interesting too.

"    a voice from the four winds, "

 

Revelation 7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners

of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any

wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree.

 

Oh yeah, Israel's Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948. I used to

think that was significant too when I used to be a futurist. Some

futurists have this theory where they thought that the four winds was

referring to world war 1 and like "big four" nations for some reason

lol. But as a preterist, it looks like it's actually referring to this

civil war in Jerusalem.

 

Be blessed by the Holy Ghost Larry my friend,

May 6 2023

   

It's like the article, about "Why I'm Not a Christian Zionist". I say that I am also not a Christian Zionist, or really, a Christian specifically patriotic to any country. All citizens of the Earth have disobeyed God. Our true permanent citizenship for all of us is in Heaven, made clean of our sins through faith in Christ. Acts 5:29