Re: A Christmas Message

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Mon Dec 26 2005 - 23:20:46 EST

I would guess that Rossetti & most of the people who sing her hymn make no connection at all with millennialist notions. It's really amazing that someone could turn what was supposed to be a simple Christmas greeting with a focus on the marvel of the Incarnation into crusade against Cerinthus, Scofield et al. I'm all for reine Lehre & alertness against false doctrine but Janice needs to focus her inquisitorial proclivities on real problems. She is well on her way to becoming the little girl who cried heresy.

This has gotten well beyond the science-religion bounds of the list so I'll cease with this - even though Janice will probably feel compelled to reply with yet assertion that she's right.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Janice Matchett
  To: Iain Strachan
  Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 8:43 PM
  Subject: Re: A Christmas Message

  At 08:45 AM 12/25/2005, Iain Strachan wrote:

    I think Rosetti was already referring to the second coming anyway...

    Instead of quoting " .. when he comes to reign" out of context, as Janice has done apparently to make a dig at someone, if you look at the previous line:

    Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign, it appears that the meaning is pretty clear. New heaven and new earth etc.

    Mery Christmas, Janice. May the next year be one where you are less tempted to heckle and more inclined to listen.


  ## You quoted it but you still didn't get it.

  He doesn't "come to rein" at the second coming. He came to rein at the first coming. We are NOW in the "millennium" (Rev. 20) of unknown duration.

  To give the uninitiated the impression that the final resurrection (second coming) is his "coming to rein" is misleading and can't legitimately be excused as "poetic license" since it only reinforces ideas - variations of which - began with people like the heretic, Cerinthus.

  ~ Janice
Received on Mon Dec 26 23:21:53 2005

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