I do realize you have a point. I don't believe I'm uniquely important. I'm just a stupid man. But I do know this:
Romans 6:3-11 said:Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 7:4-6 said:...you have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead in order that we may bear fruit for God. While we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. But now we are discharged from the law, dead to that which held us captive, so that we are slaves not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit.
Saying I have been crucified with Christ could mean that I was crucified at one point but not currently. What must I do to maintain my salvation? This is heresy. The bible says there will be many false teachers, but you brethren, do not be deceived.
Yes, that is what I was trying to say. I agree with you. My grammar or presentation might have been confusing. But I'm not sure about salvation occurring in the future. I thought once you believed salvation is instant and permanent. Now if you're referring to redemption being a future event, then yes I agree.No, this doesn't make sense. If you've been crucified with Christ it can't become the case that you weren't crucified with Christ, because it's a past event and the past can't be changed. Again, remember that for Paul, this isn't a metaphor. It's an actual event that actually happens to you because of your mystical union with Christ. So it wouldn't be coherent to suppose that it might cease to have happened. Note also that the concept of "maintaining salvation" isn't pauline either. For Paul, salvation is always an event that will occur in the future - it's not a property or condition of a person that persists.
I'm pretty sure I said something about some christians believing that wrongfully. Or that some "christians" believe that. I've been to church and been thought about christianity and live in a "christian" country so in a sense I am a "christian" and I could have believed in the angel thingNo you said that Christians believe they become "angels" when they go to heaven. They don't.
I am reminded of Carl Sagan's quote that is summarized as "We are starstuff."And the english phrase "ashes to ashes, dust to dust", I really don't understand. I'd dismiss it as some mistranslation. Here the priest says to the person getting buried: "From earth you've come, to earth you shall become, from earth you shall again arise"
I am trying and failing to see how this makes any sort of chronological sense.Noah's ark was a kind of rapture type. The ark represents the Lord Jesus and those who went on the ark did not experience the flood but were rescued from it.
The other two answers only gave you part of the explanation.Edit: What does RD and DE mean when you create a thread?
Time doesn't care what human beliefs think of it. And when Earth is destroyed, there will be no air for it to rise into.If the timescale is Godly, rather than manmade, who is to say the earth rising into the air is not the evaporation of the planet from the sun's expansion? Or something else entirely. Maybe the universe reforms differently. Who knows? Later is specific enough.
Plate tectonics, erosion, climate change, tides... they're all straightforward science.Mountains don't move? Seas don't rise? Miracles don't walk today when they once did not?
You don't constantly look around and boggle when you take the time to sort out what you're looking at?
Slaves did not build the pyramids.It takes more "poor" people to move a mountain than lords of men. Sometimes lifetimes of them. There will always be another who wants to be a lord of man. <yawn>
We tamed the grass of the earth. It was not fast. Slaves built the pyramids. Slaves built America.
What is the source of this?
I am trying and failing to see how this makes any sort of chronological sense.