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THEY CALL US HATERS

They Call Us Haters 5/24/2012 “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”1 John 3:13. The idea behind this verse is that we (the Ekklesia of Christ) should not be surprised as we see the world becoming more hateful towards us. They’ve hated Messiah Jesus for the last 2,000 years so of course they’re going to hate His followers. The world of the perishing has no clue as to what Christians are all about. Many of them see us as haters. God tells us to love our neighbor as our self. But our neighbor hates us because we live our life in accordance to God’s will through His word. Then, as His children, we promote a godly lifestyle in the face of all adversity. Sometimes it’s easier to just walk away, or stay away, from those who think us haters, but the fact of the matter is they will never stop hating us until they see the truth for themselves and become a part of the same body of Christ. There are many who hate the followers of Jesus Christ, but one group of folks who continually refer…

Error

Hi everyone, I need to change the reference to one verse in my last commentary “The Imminence of the Harpazō” The verse is “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”2 Timothy 4:8. The mistake occurred when I placed 2 Thessalonians 4:8 as the reference chapter and verse instead of 2 Timothy. As we all know 2 Thessalonians doesn’t have a forth chapter. This was pointed out to me by a brother who was very polite in explaining my error, of which I was most grateful and thankful. Please excuse my error. I was not attempting to add to the Bible. J God bless you all, Ron Graham

THE IMMINENCE OF THER HARPAZO

The Imminence of the Harpazō 5/3/2012 “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.” Romans 11:25. To many Christians, endlessly attempting to set a date for the Harpazō (Rapture of the saints) has become an obsession. I’m going to do something different; I’m going to explain why the Rapture hasn’t occurred. As Paul makes it plain in the verse above, there will be no Harpazō until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in. It’s important to understand that until the exact number of Gentiles makes up the completeness of the Ekklesia (assembly of the called out), we will remain on this planet in these corrupted bodies. Since God alone possesses the knowledge of the timing of the completeness, or fullness, of the Gentile Ekklesia there is nothing more important for us to concern ourselves with than Christ’s command to His followers. “…