Light in darkness
- Apr 22, 2011
Where did I ever say in any of the forum topics, as even in this one, to believe me as I am correct and everyone one else is wrong. I would rather you not believe me, but take all the scriptures I give and study them apart from what man has indoctrinated into your mind.and might i also remind YOU just because one /you says it is correct ..does NOT make it correct .out of the so called discussion rules i gave you just 2 of my sources.. i also stated that what got question was.. i also gave you barnes commentary which is not a web site lets look at john Gill who studied un spurgeon (spelling)
We are confident, I say, and willing rather,.... We are cheerful in our present state, being assured of future happiness; though we choose rather
to be absent from the body; that is, to die, to depart out of this world. The interval between death, and the resurrection, is a state of absence from the body, during which time the soul is disembodied, and exists in a separate state; not in a state of inactivity and sleep, for that would not be desirable, but of happiness and glory, enjoying the presence of God, and praising of him, believing and waiting for the resurrection of the body, when both will be united together again; and after that there will be no more absence, neither from the body, nor from the Lord:
and to be present with the Lord. This was promised to Christ in the everlasting covenant, that all his spiritual seed and offspring should be with him. This he expected; it was the joy of this which was set before him, that carried him through his sufferings and death with so much cheerfulness; this is the sum of his prayers and intercession, and what all his preparations in heaven are on the account of. It is this which supports and comforts the saints under all their sorrows here, and which makes them meet death with pleasure, which otherwise is formidable and disagreeable to nature; and even desirous of parting with life, to be with Christ, which is far better.
i seldom use him i mainly stick with barnes and clarke this makes 3 sources in agreement .if i search hard enough long enough i could maybe find on in agreement with you.. i go by 2 or 3 sources just like the Bible say by 2 or 3 .. might i add i have used other sources but not going to waste my time posting.. if i aint here->dead and i am saved where am i at ? still in grave in a casket wearing what ever the funeral director put on me.. we have those perished in 9-11 no dead body where are they at absent from the body present with the Lord 1+1=22 Corinthians 5 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this verse-by-verse commentary contain gems of information found nowhere outside the ancient Jewish writingswww.studylight.org
I'm only using this as an example people so let us not start a debate about pretrib. Look at how many commentaries teach about a pretrib rapture and how many believe in this theory. I use to believe everything that was ever taught to me by preachers, but then started questioning many things they were teaching. It's when I question certain things that just doesn't set well in my spirit as I read the scriptures they use that I start searching all pertaining scriptures they give and extend my search by cross referencing to get the full context. This is why you see me use many scriptures so everyone can go study them for themselves.