Letters on the Mountain!
Date: Thu Mar 3 11:33:57 2011
Subject: Thorn In The Flesh
Name: Star Humbles
I just “stumbled” across your article on the proverbial “thorn in the flesh” as I was researching “messenger of Satan.” I have tried for years to tell people that the scripture clearly tells us what that elusive thorn is, a messenger of Satan, yet they still teach that it was a physical ailment. I even tried to show it to my Pastor and he said, “I don’t have time right now to work on that one.” Then several months later he was preaching and went to 2 Cor. 12:7. I thought, “Awesome. He searched it out and came to the logical conclusion and is now going to finally explain it. But NOOOO. He went right into the explanation of Epilepsy, eye problems, etc. I was so disappointed. (I have since left that church.) Thank you for the excellent explanation. I had not considered figuratively the thorn relating to people who try to vex us into becoming less affective for the cause of Christ. I appreciate the scriptures you used to explain that THORN was often used to explain the “entanglements of the world for the Lord’s people”. I had not gone that far in my research. I will now begin to use that explanation in addition to the Messenger of Satan. I thought logically that if a messenger from God is an angel then a messenger from Satan would be a fallen angel which would be a demon. I interpreted the Thorn in the Flesh as a Demon that God allowed much has He had allowed Satan to torment Job.
Thank you very much for your clear and concise explanation. Also, thank you for allowing your material to be used free of charge. I have printed it out in it’s entirety and will use it as further explanation.
Date: Sat Feb 5 07:51:00 2011
Subject: Does Prayer Change Things
Name: Tom Clark
I just read your writing from the FAQ section of your website, "Does God Answer Prayer and Does Prayer Change Things?".
This is a concept that I've been struggling with for some time, and your answer was clear, concise, and exceptionally well received.
Thank you for posting this manuscript and making it available for everyone.
In His grip,
Date: Fri Jan 7 16:19:03 2011
Subject: Do Animals go to heaven
City: Boston, Mass
I hope you will allow me my feedback. I cannot believe the nerve of the Christians on this website to declare so boldly that animals do not go to heaven. Does God not love animals? That is the most cruel and callous thing I have ever heard. God takes care of both men and animals (see Matthew 6:26 and Psalm 104:14 104:27, 104:30). It is sad that conservative Christians take so much upon themselves to forbid animals to have the same heaven they seek for. You are wrong!
Date: Tue Dec 14 11:33:10 2010
Subject: Your Article
Name: Tony Pacheco
To Mr. T. Warren:
Upon browsing the internet for reading material, I came across an article written by you in 1995 titled Did Jesus Have Brothers and Sisters? Being a Roman Catholic I found it intriguing what you had to say. After reading it and researching the citations listed by you, I can honestly say that you sir are right! It is fascinating how much one can learn when stepping outside the walls that bind them.
Thank you for the knowledge.
Date: Sat Dec 4 02:46:51 2010
Subject: Errors of Dispensationalism?
Name: Lori Wesner
City: Palain City, Ohio
To The Mountain Retreat,
I reject all these teachings on your site about the non validity of Dispensationalism. Dispensationalism is a doctrine held by most Christians. You misunderstand Dispensations, which is only a period of time during which man is tested in respect of obedience to some specific revelation of the will of God. Surely you Predestinationalists don't reject that. If Dispensationalism is false, it must be determined on scriptural grounds, not by Reformed and Puritan authorship.
And furthermore, if Dispensationalism is without merit scripturally, then so is Premillennialism. Because Premillennialism and Dispensationalism are akin. Surely you are not saying the Premillennial Church is in error also?
Date: Mon Sep 6 09:43:11 2010
Subject: Faith of Christ
Name: David Ford
City: Brisbane Australia
I just read your piece at http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/bible/faithof.html and I am very pleased indeed.
I have over the last 5 years been listening to the KJV NT over and over on mp3 and been very aware that my beliefs and doctrines are vastly different to most of modern Christianity. I have only just recently put together a list of scriptures of note that really made an impression on me, and they (amongst other things) outlined a key difference in the “faith of Christ” over modern translations. I found my own conclusions being so radical I decided to go looking for others that thought the same thing...and low and behold I find your piece. Pretty much every argument and scripture you mention are in my thesis also. Others I know are also talking about this.
After sitting in churches for 35 years I must say I feel very ripped off by modern theology, their preachers, and their bibles. Many thanks for your piece.
I am now pondering if the faith is "of Christ", then the purpose of it is for the Righteousness of God –as per Phil 3:9. A similar matching of scripture on this so called "Righteousness which is of God by Faith" lifts the lid on this mystery of faith...He who seeks out the kingdom of God and his righteousness will be filled...
This is great stuff...God Bless
Date: Thu Aug 19 08:31:37 2010
Subject: The Truth of Amillennial Eschatology
Name: James Omuhaka
City: Nairobi, Kenya
God bless you.
I am Pastor and Mission overseer of Christ Mission Church based in Nairobi Kenya. I stumbled across Mountain Retreat website two days ago when studying on fasting (Now book marked as a favorite site). Firstly, your view on fasting completely altered my course and direction. And again, there was a strong pull in me to read through the subject on eschatology. I have been a pre-millennialist all along, but the Holy Spirit has convicted me to alter my stand. The scriptural evidence is overwhelming. The Lord Forgive me for being so blind and teaching error.
I have been praying over these matters that God show the real truth. And he has. Praise his name. I am in the initial stages of my MBA in theology through International College of Bible Theology (ICBT). I have a BA from the same institution. I do not know if you could recommend a true reformist theological seminary, where I can pursue my MBA, by online correspondence.
Kind Regards as you labour for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pastor James A. Omuhaka
Christ Mission Church
Date: Tue Aug 17 19:26:50 2010
Subject: A Word of Thanks.. Livingstone
Name: Philip Livingstone
(formerly www.theforgottenbible.org, Scotland)
It must be now past 6 years since I had contacted you to express my appreciation for your presence on the Internet. After 4 years, I had found the general vulgarity of the Internet difficult to accept, and so closed “theforgottenbible.org” in late 2008. Requested to place a dissertation back "online", I have ventured onto the Internet once again, and am delighted to see that you are still there! What a joy to see your service unto the Lord Jesus Christ still available. I thank you for the encouragement that you give to me and remain,
Yours with kindest regards,
Date: Thu Jul 29 10:51:13 2010
Subject: Cremation and Christianity
Thank you for your 2001 article on the cremation debate. I have been trying to find one for years that would explain this topic clearly, simply, and biblically. Yours in Christ, Cheryl
Date: Tue Jul 27 09:47:10 2010
Subject: Signs of Mark Chapter 16
Name: Theo Lawrence
City: Barbados W.i.
Dear Tony Warren,
Grace and peace be your potion always.
I write to thank you for your very informative exposition on Mark 16:15-18 I
have been presenting
those same views to a group here in Barbados but found that I was alone in this
until I came across your work which is excellent.
I just wanted to say thank you and may the good Lord help you to continue the
good work for Him.
Theo Lawrence (Pastor)
Ebenezer Gospel Tabernacle
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