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|1||High standard of living?||Matthew||RR144||84029|
|Personally, you will find NOTHING in the New Testament scriptures to support such a high standard of living.
Nothing that tells us that the rank and file are to support their "elders" and "deacons" financially, only encouragment.
The Apostle Paul made tents to support his ministry. He said we are not peddlers of the Good News - 2 Co 2:17, also 2 Co 3:12.
|2||trinity how does it work?||Bible general Archive 1||RR144||84018|
|how the trinity works?
how is the head of the trinity?
It has three heads, pick one
any and every proven detail
|3||What is the most accurate Bible?||Bible general Archive 1||RR144||84010|
|I don't think you'll find one. Every translation has some biased in it by the translators. However, it has been said the most accurate Bible would be Rotherham's.
|4||Please explain Revelation 14:12 ?||Rev 14:1||RR144||83984|
|The first five verses of this chapter should more properly be suffixed as a climax to Chapter 13, which relates (13:15) to the death of the last members of the body of Christ because of their refusal to bow the knee to the image of the beast. Their death according to the flesh will result in their change to spirit nature and the completion of the Church beyond the veil of human experience. The 144,000 who stand on Mount
Sion (Zion) represent the glorified Church; hence verse 1 is future in its application.
After Jesus fulfilled his earthly mission, he was laid for a foundation in spiritual Zion,
being a tried (and finished) stone (Isa. 28:16). The temple class is to be completed in like fashion at this end of the age: as tried and finished stones.
It is this Kingdom—symbolized by Mount Zion, toward which all of the Lord’s people march throughout this Gospel Age—that will soon be fully attained. As Moses went up into the quaking mountain the third day (Exod. 19:16–20) and was lost to the sight of the people below, so at and in conjunction with a great time of trouble, the last body members will be, as it were, “caught up,” gathered to the Lord, changed to his likeness. In the Kingdom the Word of the Lord will go forth from Jerusalem, but the
Law will go forth from Zion, the completed and glorified Church (Isa. 2:3; Mic. 4:2).
The very number itself, 144,000, is another indication this verse is future. In Chapter 7 the 144,000 were also mentioned; there the number was said to be “sealed” (Rev. 7:4). “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.” Having God’s name written or having His mark branded in their foreheads —permanently fixed there in the most intimate sense—is the same as being sealed. The 144,000 are the sons of God in the highest sense of that term. Only
144,000 are to be sealed, and those who are sealed in the full sense of the word will
make their calling and election sure (2 Pet. 1:10). On this side of the veil the Christian
is in the process of being sealed; where this class is spoken of as having been sealed,
it is an accomplished fact. The latter is a crystallized, finished work in which God’s
name is permanently ingrained in the person’s character.
|5||Literally 12,000 from each tribe?||Rev 7:4||RR144||82755|
|Although Revelation is a book of symbols, numbers—but not necessarily what they are used to designate (“days,” “times,” “tribes,” etc.) always have a literal application.
Therefore, 144,000 is the predetermined number to comprise the Bride of Christ; that is, it is the actual count of body members to be associated with Jesus in his Kingdom throne.
The expression “of all the tribes of the children of Israel” is a spiritual designation or reference to the true Church, “the Israel of God” (Gal. 6:16 NIV). This latter classification
in New Testament usage is not confined or limited to natural Jewry but is open to those exercising the faith of Abraham (Rom. 4:12,13; 9:6–8,24–26).
|6||Who are the 144000? Is it literal||Rev 7:4||RR144||82712|
|I personally believe the number is literal and represents the True Church of God.|
|7||Jahovah's witness||Rev 7:4||RR144||82711|
|The Jehovah's WItnesses believe that they are the True Church and all others are of the devil. That being said, they believe that ONLY 144,000 are spirit begotten and inherit immortality and live and reign with Jesus in heaven.
The Great crowd or company of Rev. 7, are the rest of mankind who will inherit earthly life. These are not spirit begotten.