Michael Colunga (26 Feb 2011)
"RE:  Rowina--"Laura, on Hagee's letter""

Hello, John and Doves,
Dear sister Rowina, don't be confused!
    "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
                                                                                2 Timothy 1:7  NKJV
    "...[H]e raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with him
in the heavenly realms--all because we are one with Christ Jesus."  Ephesians 2:6  NLT
And because we are one with Christ Jesus, the following verse applies to both Jesus and us.
    "The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD."
                                                                               Isaiah 11:2  NKJV
Since we are one with Jesus Christ, by the cleansing power of His Blood [1 John 1:9] and
by the keeping power of the Holy Spirit [Phil 1:6, Phil 2:13, and Romans chapter 8--entire
chapter], we know beyond any doubt--reasonable or not--that every last person who is born
again at the time that the "Last Trump" sounds for our departure will, in point of fact, depart
with all the rest of us who are born again at this writing.  There is only one way to be born again.
So, if at any time you are alive in Christ Jesus, you have been born again--and will stay that way.
Jesus says,
    "All that the Father gives me will come to me,
and whoever comes to me I will never drive away."
                                                                                                John 6:37  NIV
Later on, Our Lord says,
    "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and
nobody is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand."  John 10:27-29 
If any doubts linger, then I suggest reading the entire book of The First Epistle of John.
Here's the reason that 1 John is an excellent book to read:
    "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."
                                                                                                                1 John 5:13
In HaShem [The Name],
Mike C.
Rowina (25 Feb 2011)
"Laura, on Hagee's letter"

Laura, I am confused!  On the web site you link, John Baptist posts
John Hagee's letter.  As far as I can read it, Hagee is saying that the
signs show that the rapture is imminent.  But John Baptist says that
Hagee is showing humility by reversing his previous stand--implying,
I guess, that Hagee was not pre-trib.

To my knowledge, John Hagee has always been pre-trib.  I have not
watched him in years, but my husband and I used to watch him fairly
regularly.  I believe he is and always has been pre-trib.

I am interested in seeing this letter of John Hagee.  I agree with him
that the events going on in the world show that the rapture is at hand.
I am declaring to Him that I am ready by depending only on Him.  I
am depending by faith on being saved by His grace even though I am
not worthy.  I believe that makes me ready?

Some say I have to be "perfect" to be raptured.  I do not think that
goes with the Bible, which says we cannot be perfect, but must have
faith in the saving grace of Jesus' death for us.

I just cannot imagine any of us making ourselves perfect before the
rapture.  If we are "without spot and wrinkle" it is because Jesus made
us so.

But that debate, about perfection, is not a part of what Hagee or John Baptist
were discussing in today's article.  It's all about whether Hagee changed his
mind.  I don't think so--but I admit I have not watched him in several years.