CoffeeCat, "us regulars" know, love, and respect Herb for the work he does in reporting the news as it pertains to biblical prophecy. If his motives or character is somehow being questioned, we will try to clarify what we perceive his intent is simply because we know his spirit and how he cares for the members of the board.
Abiding in His Word,
I can tell you guys do love and respect Herb and I never asked about his motives in posting it -
I asked if it was true.
I didn't even know it was Herb's saying. For all I know a mod could have posted that.
And because some of you jumped in, disreguarded the question, and then invoked scripture in a rather twisted fashion, I did get the impression that some of you love Herb Peters more than you love God. It might or might not be true, but that's the impression I got. God takes the twisting of his Word very seriously and because I love Him, so do I. I know the Rabbit Hole/Wonderland line was uncalled for and I'm sorry for putting it that way...
But I can't be sorry for telling you what I see.
If this were a Bullitin Board devoted to prayer, I might be able to see how you could get away with using that scripture, but whereas there are already more than 2 or 3 here gathered together, the theme is prophecy discussion and is open for unbelievers
to join who are not
in fact gathered together in His name.
So my question in my "hostile" post stands, "Why not just use the scripture?" Instead we fabricate this good sounding, impressive saying hoping to get some new members on board.
And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
As two are better than one, so three or more united together, it is the better still; they are able to make head against an enemy; and to conquer him.
If a family, community, city, or kingdom, are divided against themselves, they cannot stand; but, if united, in all probability nothing can hurt them.
This is very true, except Ecclesiastes 4:12 doesn't take into account the God factor. Actually, in all probablility, God can still crush them if the common enemy they are united against is God or His people.
The Pharisee's were united against a common enemy: Jesus Christ.
The Nazi's were united against a common enemy: The Jews
The Antichrist will have the world united against God
The Tower of Babel was also united against God and God scattered them all over the place.
So the lesson is really simple:
"BECOME A MEMBER: THE BIGGER WE GET THE STRONGER WE ARE"
"Member" of what? Because you join a message board does not mean you are united under God, in Jesus Christ. YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN
Bigger and Stronger against who? what? the Devil? You can't engage the enemy if you aren't in Christ
- You're doomed for failure.
The message on this BB comes across as a bold faced lie and outright pompus.
For those of you who thought my last post was hostile, I want you to know that it took a lot of God's grace to hold back what I just said from that one. I'm saying it now because I realize that many of you are way too proud of this online community to dare think my arguments are creadible. This makes me sad.
I'm not trying to attack Herb Peters - I'm trying to warn him and if anyone here really loved him, I think they'd be reminding him that we ALL will give an account for every idle word we speak when we stand before ALMIGHTY GOD who is forever blessed.
Herb - I didn't mean to make this mole hill into a mountain. We all say things that sound good and don't really think
about what we're saying. I presented my arguments here as clearly as I could and my only suggestion is this: Please replace the text with something more appropriate and scriptural. Don't do it for my sake. Do it because you love God.