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It is not accepted, in general, by those of the Reformed, Lutheran, or Anglican/Episcopalian denominations, as they are generally amillennialists.
Dispensational Premillennialism has gone through some revisions over the past 193 years. I suggest that people take the time to study this movement from both the angle of those who support it and those who give reasons they reject it as unbiblical. I have done this very thing over the past several months. Many people grew up with this teaching, so they do not question it. I understand that. For myself I was first introduced to it in my 20's and leaned towards that because I did not have resources to really study it at that time. But after about 10 years, I realized that this does not seem to fit Scripture, so I instead fellowshipped in churches that did not teach it.
And now, 20 years after that, I have taken the time to really investigate it. I wanted to know if this theory has any merit according to Scripture. So I have spent the past few months doing so. I read from both sides, pro and con with my Bible in hand. There are just too many aspects of this theory that I cannot support it. But each person should do their due diligence to test this theory with openness and prayerfulness. If I had this information 40 years ago, I would not have been taken in by the little I knew of it.
Country Jean, I am glad you brought this up. We should always be seekers of the truth in God's Word and be wary of any "new" teachings, revelations, etc. that become the "new ideas" for our faith. Just because something is new does not, in itself, make it incorrect, but there is long-standing consistent teachings across the church age that should also be examined before one takes the teaching of another. The witness of those in the church past are just as valid as any teachings of any person today. Those from the past had the Bible, just like us, to check their thinking against the revealed Word.
I, too, looked this up and read some on it. I agree with Chris, that it is not Noah's altar. God usually insisted on an altar being of natural unhewn materials. Gobekli Tepe ruins show that they are sculpted and hewn with ornate images carved on some stones.
The information I read think that the structures of Gobekli Tepe are perhaps the oldest man designed to date (estimated 9000-8000 or so B.C.). This may be pre-flood architecture, most likely a pagan temple of some kind, whether it is pre or post flood.It was first discovered over 100 years ago. It has taken a long time to excavate each level, and there are most likely more levels beneath what is now excavated.
Secondly, when placing both Mt. Ararat & the Gobekli Tepe on a map, I find that Ararat is at the very eastern edge of present day Turkey, bordering Iran & Armenia. Whereas, the Gobekli Tepe was located & examined six miles from Urfa at the southern end of Turkey, near the Syrian border. Without using a scale, my guess is that the distance would be approx. 420 miles between the two. So this also might prove that Noah would not have travelled this distance or more, with the absence of roads, to build an altar.
Do you have any compelling evidence to the contrary? Or maybe others have thoughts on this.
We're not given the name of Noah's wife in the Bible. However, many pieces of non-biblical literature & traditions from various religions, each give her a different name. Maybe one of them is correct, or more likely, none at all.
One night I was street preaching with 5 others. They started Gossiping about Oral Roberts. We don't get a pass on persecuting The Brethern__like the unbelievers. I was NOT joining in this character assassination. I'm hanging back of the pack.
ANYONE doing great things for God, is going to become a Target for Satan. Look at Orals first days in ministry. People were being healed! The lame walked, the blind see, etc. He had a DREAM to build a great University to teach Christians faith and regular school curriculum. To meet and pray every morning; to teach evangelism. He built a replica of Noah's Ark, so people could see what it may have been like. It's beautiful. He raised money for the University. So people hated on him.
To continue with the story The Holy Spirit fell on me like an asteroid. He said. "Will you Now persecute and Mock a brother in Christ?!! Bite and Devour one of our own?"
I almost fell down in the street. They stared at me like deer. Then they repented, to God. It changed my life forever. If we suffer persecution (Oral Roberts) it means we are doing something right. It's not for me to say one word against what he spent the money on. That is Gods Territory.
I know not all of the students were practicing Christians. Their parents just sent them there to hopefully find Jesus, at some point in their education. Dreams.
Look what happened with Moses. He was gone 40 days, the people got bored, United in sinful desires and built a golden calf to be their God. The adults in on that revolt all died. Never saw the Promised Land. Those are good stories to chew on and get all the revelation out of them. All God truly asks of us is to be obedient and Trust Him.
and open the ark because if that would have happened it would not have bode well with noah's family. Remember
Noah was the only man righteous in Gods eyes and all others were wicked, some serious house cleaning so to speak.
I stick with the kjv other text I'm leery of unless it lines up biblically. I believe what was given as the construction of
the ark was all that was deemed necessary for explanation of event in Gods Word.
the firmament or expanse heaven. Again anything above earth is part of the expanse known as heaven,
verse examples Gen1:20, 14:19,19:24,22:11, 22:15, these are but a few examples of usage pertaining to
above earth biblically.
now is seated in the heavenlies, and so are believers spiritually in Gods eyes. Na man will ever know where
the expanse or heaven or heavenlies end.
expanse and the word expanse in verse 8 God calls heaven so anything above the earth is called heaven. Notice
verses 14-18 he set the stars and sun and moon in the firmament or expanse of heaven. Then there is heavens and
heavenlies. Notice also the God put the firmament in the midst of the waters and separated the waters above the
expanse from the waters below the expanse and let the dry land appear. Its interesting that astronomers have found
beyond our solar system balls of water larger hat planets floating, also in Genesis 7:11 that the fountains of the great
deep were opened up and the windows of heaven were opened and the rain was upon the earth forty day and nights.
Genesis 4:19-20 says that Cain's descendant, Tubal-Cain (Lamech's son) worked in metallurgy using bronze and iron. So, it seems to have been known about very early in human History.
Daniel 7:22, Galatians 4:22, Ecclesiastes 3:1-17, Daniel 7:25, Exodus 9:16-19, Hebrews 9:8-10, Psalms 105:17-19, Micah 5:2-4, seems to be significant even in future Luke 16:16,
Hope that's helpful