Thank you for your reply. I was absolutely astounded by your post I guess it could be summarized as; resisting the truth because they are men of corrupt minds who are reprobate concerning the faith. We are trying to come to fully terms with the words God is speaking directly to us and through His people.
My wife Veronica has had several dreams of the rapture, but the Lord has only recently impressed on us the nearness of His return. My wife was debating the rapture at the ladies meeting and the scriptures she expounded could not be refuted, but they were merely dismissed. The Lord spoke to Veronica on the way home and said; ‘Cast not your pearls before swine’. (There was considerable hostility in this meeting).
We both were amazed at what God had said, as it appears we thought much more highly of them we should have, since the word of God showed their true light. The Lord certainly came with a sword. The pastors’ wife said; ‘If I’m wrong I will have to apologize to you’. I said to Veronica; it’s not you she will need to apologize to it is to the folk who they are misleading and will be robbed eternally, since they do not enter into the kingdom of God themselves and prevent others from entering, who would enter.
Shortly after the Word of God came:
Gal 4:30 Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
The implications of this word to me was staggering – not heirs!? This word absolutely agrees with what you posted. This then has caused me to marvel at the grace bestowed upon those who are the true heirs, to whom the truth has been revealed. It is now becoming evident that this wonderful grace is in fact only to a chosen few, though many are called.
I attended one more service, the pastor hiding behind his lectern cowardly remarking some in the church being divisive whilst some looking over at us. I reckon the leaders felt threatened, and confused defending the faith with being divisive.
We could not return, when asked why we were not coming back, we replied the church does not teach the rapture and as we will not be able to be silent so we will be considered divisive if we remain. Like you Barry we do not intend to let the religious take our crown.