Jump to content

The Protestant Community

Christian and Theologically Protestant? Or, sincerely inquiring about the Protestant faith? Welcome to Christforums the Christian Protestant community. You'll first need to register in order to join our community. Create or respond to threads on your favorite topics and subjects. Registration takes less than a minute, it's simple, fast, and free! Enjoy the fellowship! God bless, Christforums' Staff
Register now

Fenced Community

Christforums is a Protestant Christian forum, open to Bible-believing Christians such as Presbyterians, Lutherans, Reformed, Baptists, Church of Christ members, Pentecostals, Anglicans. Methodists, Charismatics, or any other conservative, Nicene- derived Christian Church. We do not solicit cultists of any kind, including Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Eastern Lightning, Falun Gong, Unification Church, Aum Shinrikyo, Christian Scientists or any other non-Nicene, non-Biblical heresy.
Register now

Christian Fellowship

John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

193,654 Excellent

About larry2

  • Rank


  • Gender


  • Den

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. larry2


    I liked your notes. With your above statement, what do you think of the following scripture. 1Jn 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 1Jn 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not.
  2. Dear Brother Deade. Greetings in the blessed name of Jesus. I have a problem believing we will have no bodies in heaven, and remain spirit for the following reasons. 2Co 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 2Co 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. To me, this indicates that when we die physically, our spirit is caught up to be with God. John saw Jesus’ angel in Rev 19:10, a redeemed saint, and bowed to him; possibly changed so much into, or conformed into the image of Christ (Rom 8:9) that John thought it was Jesus? Jesus has a body in heaven. 2Co 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. 2Co 12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) When John was caught into heaven, he was in spirit on the Day of the Lord, or the Lord’s Day. His body remained in Patmos as far as I can tell. When we die, where does our bodies remain: in the grave? Then I must ask what is caught up to be with God at the rapture, if our spirit is already with Him? What of those that are alive at Jesus coming for them in the air? are their bodies left behind? Thanks.
  3. larry2

    Prayer for our new house

    Hi Brother Knotical, I continue in prayer for you. With the amount of difficulties overcome this far into your relocation, and continued employment I have no doubt of God's leading in it all. He will not fail you now. Blessings in Christ Jesus.
  4. larry2


    Hi dear brother in Christ, and thanks for your reply. I truthfully don't know any that hasn't experienced that in their lives. So what do we do about it? Are we more than conquerors through him that loved us?
  5. larry2


    Rom 6:1 Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Should we get rid of something tempting us to sin? Or possibly rid ourselves of something we can’t use without sinning? Is there consequence for sin if we are saved? Opinions, and/or examples?
  6. larry2

    When Jesus Comes Back Next

    Wow, I have no idea where this is all coming from, but I'm disengaging from this thread.
  7. larry2

    When Jesus Comes Back Next

    I had wondered about that since you posted your thread "What is the rapture" in the Amillennial forum, but sort of discounted it since the thread wandered all over the place. Yes I do believe those of Philadelphia will be caught up prior to the temptation to come upon all the world. To me they are shown with Jesus before Revelation Chapter Six, and the seals are opened, but I'll not attempt to tell you that to be with Jesus in heaven, they had to be caught up to be there. Blessings Brother William in Jesus' name.
  8. larry2

    May 14, 2018 (70 years)

    Thank you brother. I do near use the KJV exclusively, but when writing my ideas of its context I just put down what is occuring in conjuction with other scripture affecting the event. In this case I will continue to develope that which was removed, confirmed and made a covenant again for the many. I tend to hold back revealing the entire game plan all at once due to the needed establishing of the players involved. In this case I will soon be introducing two different little horns that are completly involved in this sceneario, and I'm hopeful it'll start making sense. You bring up something here concerning Jesus' earthly ministry, and I would be interested in what you think that would be. As to reinstating a temple, the Jews have no need of one to offer the daily sacrifice. Ezr 3:6 puts it this way: "From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the LORD. But the foundation of the temple of the LORD was not yet laid."
  9. larry2

    May 14, 2018 (70 years)

    Hi Brother Placable37, I have no problem with either interpretation, because it is that prince that initiates and ends it however it is worded. Below are just a few other versions of the bible that says that he makes a treaty. New Living Translation The ruler will make a treaty with the people . . English Standard Version And he shall make a strong covenant with many . . New American Standard Bible "And he will make a firm covenant International Standard Version He will make a binding covenant with many
  10. larry2

    When Jesus Comes Back Next

    Let me try this. If Rev 3:10 is a reward for Philadelphia’s spiritual walk with the Lord, they are caught up alive to be with Jesus prior to the temptation to come upon all the world, they in effect have received their promised reward at that very moment; not some thousand years later. Now allow me to introduce a bit more to the equation. Are you aware that some of the Church is going to be joint heirs with Christ due to their suffering with Christ? Rom 8:17. Can you see that there are differences in the quality of our spiritual walk pertaining to the reward we will have? Who are they that will reign with Jesus? 2Ti 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him. This word “suffer” is interpreted to abide, endure, and persevere. Does that sound akin to the Philadelphia Church in their patient enduring? What reigning might they be up to, and when? Would directly directing the observation of the world as it falls unto judgment in the opening of the seals be a clue?
  11. larry2

    May 14, 2018 (70 years)

    I don't see that as I read that it is the prince of those that destroyed the temple in Dan 9:26 that comes and makes a covenant with many in Dan 9:27. To me it wasn't Jesus that destroyed the city and the sanctutary in the year of 70 AD. What do you think is next on God's prophetic calander? Thanks.
  12. larry2

    When Jesus Comes Back Next

    I didn't say we received judgment at Jesus' coming for our righteousness. We are being judged now as to our spiritual walk, and it is written in Revelation Chapters Two & Three. When we see Jesus our reward is with Him. Rev 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
  13. larry2

    When Jesus Comes Back Next

    Hi Brother William, and thanks for your input. There are divisions in Revelation, and these in Rev 3:10 are addressed to as a part of the Church in Philadelphia for patiently enduring in this present age of the Church. Those of Rev 13:8 are of the world not written in the book of life, and at war with the saints. Their eventual destination is the Great White Throne judgment. Next we have to realize that this temptation to come upon all the world is the first three and one-half years of the week of tribulation. If Philadelphia is kept from it, where would we see their appearance with Jesus prior to the tribulation? I’m not sure of your thinking on Revelation Chapter Six, but it is more or less presented as an index to a following portion of the book of Revelation. Open seal one, and it covers a portion of events or judgment to come. We’re not told exactly the time, but the 144,000 are sealed in Revelation chapter Seven as a part of seal one. For instance, we read in Rev 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. These under the altar must be included in that one-fourth of mankind killed at that time. Jesus actually shortens the days of the second half of the tribulation lest all mankind is lost. Mar 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Being that we don’t see any of the Church having been caught up to God at this present time, and delivered from the temptation to come upon all the world, would you consider that the Lord’s Day is actually “The Day of the Lord,” The beginning of Jesus’ reign? I’m sorry William, but I don’t understand that; there’s only one part of the entire Church I see that is promised to be kept from the tribulation because of their spiritual walk, and that is Philadelphia. Thanks again for your response, and may God bless you in Jesus' name.
  14. larry2

    When Jesus Comes Back Next

    Hey, we're coming along. Let me ask it this way. Do you see the fact that Jesus is commending two portions of the one body of Christ; the Church, while telling five of them to repent in Revelation Chapters Two & Three? We do see judgment & reward promised based upon our spiritual walk. What do you think of Rev 3:10 where we read that the church in Philadelphia is told that it will be kept from the temptation to come upon all the world for patiently keeping the word of God, or patiently enduring? Do you see reward given there that some of the other churchs don't qualify for? and these are even told that they have a crown. How about Smyrna? . . be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Another possibility dependent upon their faithfulness? To me, when we read of judgment beginning at the house of God in 1 Pet 4:17, there are no other people than the Church being spoke of by Peter that could remotely be considered the House of God.
  15. larry2

    When Jesus Comes Back Next

    Hi Brother, I am as saved today as I will be millions of years into the future, and that all by grace. Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Even the measure of faith given us to believe was a gift. Rom 12:3. But, do you believe in the Judgment seat of Christ in 2 Cor 5:10, and when do you suppose that judgment that begins at the house of God commences that we read of in 1 Pet 4:17? Is it to be judgment or reward? 2Jn 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Rev 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.