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Messages - John Oscar

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Jesus on hell being a fire- Matt 5:22, Matt 6:30, Matt 7:19, Matt 25:41, Mark 9:43, 48-49 (also talks of being eternal), Luke 16:24
Rev 20:14-15 speaks both of fire and it's eternity.  That is by far NOT an exhaustive list.

Something from my personal study (from various commentaries/authors)- Do you know why God had Adam first, then Moses institute burnt offerings for the sin/atonement offerings in the bible?  Because it would point to the final destination of sin and the sinner- the lake of fire.  The animal was suffering the payment for sin for us, until the Lamb of God did it for us.

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Unlimited in power and knowledge, but limited in action by His character (i.e. God can never do that which is evil)

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Religious News / Re: CANADIAN IMAMS WARNS CANADIAN MUSLIMS ABOUT ISIS
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:50:29 AM »
From my Facebook post this morning-

"Upon returning to Pearl Harbor the day after the attack by Imperial Japanese forces, Admiral William Halsey surveyed the wreckage from the bridge of the USS Enterprise and told his crew-

"Before we're through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell."

We need men like THAT to fight this war against Jihadist terror."
#neverforget

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Religious News / Re: CANADIAN IMAMS WARNS CANADIAN MUSLIMS ABOUT ISIS
« on: September 08, 2014, 12:00:50 PM »
It's about time an Islamic organization speaks out against the extremists in their midst.

Now if CAIR in the USA would do so...

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Town Hall / New Job
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:32:33 AM »
As of mid-September, I am now the senior pastor of Whitehall Assembly of God in Whitehall, Wisconsin.

We move up there in the next few weeks.

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All denomination/movement/fellowships (whatever title you give them) suffer from the same law of entropy as anything else in life.  Generally about 3 generations in, they loose the original fire that caused them to "reform", and they substitute external religious activity for the passion of knowing God.

You even often, but not always, see this in families- first generation Christians are on fire.  Second have some passion but it's more tradition for them, third generation leaves the faith.


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Religion & Theology / Re: Joseph Prince: Hero or Heretic?
« on: July 19, 2014, 06:26:23 AM »
Hypergrace preacher.  I don't know enough about him to say "heretic" but his exegesis is selective and proof texts his way into his ideas about God, grace, and salvation.

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Only an opinion-

If you measure a denomination by it's success in bringing people to saving faith in Jesus the Christ as Lord and Savior, the Roman Catholic Church probably has the largest failure rate of any modern denomination.  I'm not saying you can't be saved and Catholic, I'm only saying the purity of the Gospel gets lost in the minutia of the church's extra biblical ritual and beliefs.
Not to say that many Protestant denominations don't share the same problem...

Just an opinion.

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Religion & Theology / Re: To Hell and Back
« on: May 26, 2014, 08:55:36 AM »
Zaph was questioning the experience not the reality of heaven or life after death.

I too hold subjective experiences a distant second to objective fact.

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I think he is being hyper-literal and I can't think of a spiritual or biblical reason to make this distinction...well, perhaps someone who is hyper-charismatic to the point of worshiping their gifts from God instead of the giver of the gifts.

When we are in heaven, we have no need for the gifts- "For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."

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Religion & Theology / Re: In search of Truth...
« on: May 05, 2014, 06:29:28 PM »
I'm in the 2%.  Truth doesn't need to hide or isolate itself- you will discover it if you are honest about the facts.

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We need like buttons like Facebook has  :P

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Religion & Theology / Re: ...snake handlers...
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:17:10 PM »
Mark 16:18 could of have been a reference to Paul's incident with the snake scared out of the fire.  It was just describing an event, not prescribing a method of worship.

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^^^^  TR needs a "Like Button" for posts :p 

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