It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Raggedyman
a reply to: randomuser
And as a JW, your peace is not in God, it’s in your church
Your church is your God, it’s not my God
Walk away from your church and your peace evaporates, turn to God and see how your church treats you
I see no difference in JW teachings from the watchtower and Catholics and the papacy
Jesus said to take up the cross, indicating suffering, Jesus said His road was hard, love and forgiveness is hard
Jesus said His reward is greater than all the suffering we will see on this earth
Jesus said a future peace is coming
You say it’s here now if we take it?
Mt 24:37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mt 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Lu 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
Lu 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Women in the streets fight to have the right to murder their unborn child. I don't know what could do more violent than any thing else than to kill you unborn child.
Ge 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Ge 6:11-12 ¶ The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: ChesterJohn
Jesus Christ gave many "indicator markings" to help us to determine when His second coming is near. One of these is mentioned in Luke 17:28-30:
Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
Jesus shows us that an indicator of His imminent return is that the society around us will be similar to that of Sodom when Lot lived there nearly four thousand years ago. People will be going about their everyday lives seemingly unconcerned about the egregious evils in society, unaware that their lifestyles are abominable in the eyes of God. Thinking their ways of life are "normal," they will not expect the calamitous events that will befall them.