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Old 06-01-2008, 11:27 PM
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Why would God wait so long to, say, convert the Jews... in fact, promising that at the last moment all Israel would be saved, why not manifest that salvation now? In fact, why let Satan and darkness yet abide upon Earth as it is today, when God could have ended those things long ago? The answer is simply this: "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time" (1 Pet. 5:6). "Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." (1 Tim. 2:6). "For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry." (Hab. 2:3).

To have a "final form" of the presentation of the Word means going from the inspiration, through the scattering, all the way to the harvest time, which is when the process has been complete, and the furnace of Earth has done its work.

Also, no one should deny that the Word of God existed or was perfect in the past, but there are statements of faith (i.e. showing what would yet come to pass) in the Scripture. "But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith" (Rom. 16:26). "If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister" (Col. 1:23).

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2 Pet. 3:9). (While not everyone is going to be saved, everyone has a chance, which explains why the future antichrist would be "Christ-like", and this would not be so unless all the population of the world had become very familiar with the Christian Gospel. The present conjecture that the future final Antichrist is merely some sort of New Age dictator is incorrect.)