Thank you for your self contol, I know it is very hard for some to come to grips with these false dates. However, having a zeal for to much of anyting can take one off of course and I guess you can say we had a zeal but in this case it was not according to the knowledge of the word of God, it is good that the believer has the blessed hope and I still do after all this but I would never set a day or time of the return of the Lord.
I would just like to warn all those that read these posts but do not comment I know many do read these posts from private e-mail to me.
Here is what I am still learning by the mercy, grace, and love of God. When one is to focued on one issue to much he can get off balance and Satan will take advantge of this and he has with other doctrines that were placed into the mix of these false dates many know what I am talking about. I have been in the bulk of my time showing these dear souls in love the danger they went into by alowing other doctrines to creep in the way of these false dates.
Now I know your basic cult knows nothing of the danger of a false doctrine no matter how small it may seem Jesus said, a little leaven can leaven the whole looaf. So we must be very open and objective with anyone trying to share the word of God in the fruit of the Spirit of God. Of course we know almost right away when one comes with their own agenda and has no clue what the nature of the true gospel is all about my heart goes out to these dear ones really it does.
Most do not like to admit this and this includes me also that we can let our own feeling get in the way of a doctrine and think I know this doctrine but when truly tested by the word and they in love show you and find holes in your conclusion the test is on right then, what will I do with this verse or that verse? You see the bottom line is for all of us that is, God alone must reveal truth to us and it never, never, comes all at once this is what is meant by growing in the grace and the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
To truly come to truth is a very long proses it takes much time in comparing words with words and how God defines His own word and comparing spiritual with spiritual things, 1 Cor. 2:10-16 now in order to truly do this one must be born again by the word and the Spirit to truly understand spiritual truth, this cannot be taught to one no matter how much they study the Bible unless God alone opens up their understanding many of us were like Saul who became Paul when he was kicked off his high horse this is an old term that comes from the Bible Paul had to get kicked off his high horse in order to see the light the truth. So God told Paul it is hard to kick against the pricks, in others words it is hard to go against the truth that I have laid out because your only hurting your self, ever kick a rose bush with no socks on? It hurts does it not with all those thorns. Likewise, God told Saul at that time to see this man and he will show him more truth in the mean time God put scales on Saul's eyes and this is what we all have spiritually speaking before one is saved, now Saul truly thought he was doing God's will he had a true zeal but he had scales on his eyes he could not see clearly this is like all of us before one is saved only when God removes these scales from us then we can see clear. Now before this we may be very sincere but we are sicerely wrong sad to say. God has to break us first He has to knock us off our high horse so to speak so we can see also. Our pride stops us from doing this until God steps in and removes those scales from us as the song says I once was blind but now I see, thank God He has set me free. We all need patiance with each other so we can all grow in the grace of the Lord. Thank you for your input. Gary.
<quoted text>If what you say is true, then so, be it. I'll leave it in the past, as well.