The Secrets of Metamorphosis by Peter Demetris

Feasting at the King's Table

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1Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery: we shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed.
This profound, sacred and powerful verse of scripture contains important and significant meaning for us today, who seek the complete and full redemption of the body promised in Christ. There is going to be a change of order in creation. Instead of degeneration, sadness, sorrow, weakness, illness, disease, mortality and death, shall be the state of re-generation, gladness, joy, strength, health, immortality, eternal life. I can hear someone saying in themselves that surely this is a fantastic dream of the imagination, however these words are born of the truth itself. They shall speak out from His place of enthronement and declare in clarity and power the Kingdom of God within you. This change will not come into manifestation by wishful thinking or philosophical musings. Nor will this change be the product of…

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Rapture versus Resurrection

Feasting at the King's Table

 

The idea that the church will be raptured out of this world at the end of this age was first introduced into Christian teaching in the latter part of the nineteenth century by John Nelson Darby (18 November 1800 – 29 April 1882), an Anglo-Irish evangelist, and an influential figure among the original Plymouth Brethren. This teaching then gained wide acceptance through the teachings of Dr C I Scofield. This doctrine was not taught by any of the early church fathers; as a matter of fact, the word rapture is not even in the Bible.

The idea of rapture, however, has great appeal, for such is to be preferred over the idea of one being able to enter the Kingdom of God only through much tribulation!

The fact that early apostles of the church understood that it is through much tribulation, is clearly seen in Acts 14:21,22:

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2013/may/2/Pentagon-soldiers who spread faith may be prosecuted

Soldiers who promote their faith can be prosecuted under military law,
the Pentagon said in a brief statement released to the media.

“Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense,” the statement to Fox News stated.
“Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis.”

The statement comes on the heels of a Breitbart report about Pentagon officials who met with Mikey Weinstein,
the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, to shape policies that prevent active duty members from sharing faith. Mr. Weinstein has a no-tolerance view of Christianity in the military, Breitbart reported. One of his beliefs: Soldiers who share the gospel of Jesus Christ are guilty of “treason” — even chaplains, Breitbart found.

And now the Pentagon has come forward with a statement that embraces Mr. Weinstein’s policies, Breitbart said.

In response, the Family Research Council has launched a petition to request Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel cut ties with Mr. Weinstein. Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, executive vice president of the FRC, said on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday that he would like to see a clearer definition of proselytizing by the Pentagon.

“I think they’ve got their definitions a little confused,” he said, Breitbart reported. “If you’re talking about coercion, that’s one thing. But if you’re talking about the free exercise of our faith as individual soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, especially for the chaplains, then I think the worst thing we can do is stop the ability for a soldier to be able to exercise his faith.”