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Bring It On-Line: Messianic Jews and Christianity

How can you summon angels to visit? Will you go to Hell if you commit suicide? What is the difference between a Messianic Jew and a Christian? Are their beliefs different? I've heard that the "age of accountability" is eight. But are ... Read Transcript


Terry: IT IS TIME

TO

ANSWER I SOME OF YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE COMES

FROM MARY LOU, WHO SAYS,

"HOW CAN YOU SUMMON ANGELS

TO VISIT?"

Pat: WE CAN'T SUMMON

THEM, BUT WE CAN ASK GOD TO

SEND THEM.

WE ASKING FOR HELP.

AND THE

ANGELS ARE

SENT TO

WATCH OVER THE HEIRS OF

SALVATION.

I DON'T THINK EACH ONE OF US

HAS A, QUOTE,"GUARDIAN

ANGEL."

I DON'T THINK THAT IS

BIBLICAL.

BUT THEY ARE SEPT T SENT TO

WATCH OVER THE HEIRS OF

SALVATION.

SO WE CAN SAY, LORD, SEND

THE ANGELS.

I THINK HE WILL ANSWER, BUT

YOU CAN'T, QUOTE,"SUMMON"

THEM.

Terry: THEY DON'T COME

TO VISIT.

Pat: IF YOU'RE

SUMMONING STUFF, YOU'RE

SUMMONING THE WRONG TIME.

Terry: THIS IS A VIEWER

WHO SAYS, "WILL YOU GO TO

HELL IF YOU COMMIT

SUICIDE?"

Pat: THAT IS SOMETHING

WE DON'T HAVE A CLEAR ANSWER

TO.

AT LAW, SOMEBODY WHO COMMITS

SUICIDE IS PRESUMED TO BE

CRAZY, INSANE.

AND SOMEBODY WHO IS INSANE

IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO

COMPREHEND RIGHT AND WRONG.

BUT PEOPLE WHO KNOW VERY

WELL WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND

THEY PLAN OUT THEIR SUICIDE,

I THINK THEY'RE TEMPTING

ETERNITY.

AND I DON'T HAVE A CLEAR

SCRIPTUREAL UNDERSTANDING OF

EVERY PART OF IT, SO I CAN'T

BE PRECISE.

ANYBODY WHO COMMITS SUICIDE

IS TEMPTING THE SPENDING

ETERNITY IN HELL.

WHATEVER IS GOING ON BAD IN

YOUR LIFE, IT IS GOING TO BE

MUCH, MUCH, MUCH WORSER IN

HELL.

Terry: THIS VIEWER

SAYS, "I'VE HEARD THAT THE,

QUOTE,"AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY

IS 8."

"I JUST DON'T FEEL RIGHT

ABOUT THIS.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?"

Pat: YOU OUGHT TO FEEL

RIGHT ABOUT IT.

SOME HELLIONS ARE FOUR OR

FIVE --

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: THAT'S

ENCOURAGING.

Pat: THE SO-CALLED AGE

OF ACCOUNTABILITY IS

SOMETHING WE MADE UP.

IT IS NOT IN THE BIBLICAL.

Terry: IS THAT EIGHT?

Pat: NO, IT'S NOT

EIGHT.

IT'S THE TIME YOU UNDERSTAND

RIGHT AND WRONG.

IT COULD BE THREE, IT COULD

BE FOUR.

UP TO THAT POINT, A CHILD

DOESN'T KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT

AND WRONG, WHAT IS GOOD AND

BAD.

THERE COMES A TIME WHEN THEY

DEVELOP A MORAL SENSE AND

THEY KNOW WHEN THEY ARE

DOING SOMETHING WRONG.

WE HAVE DEVELOPED IN THE

CHURCH THE SO-CALLED "AGE OF

ACCOUNTABILITY," BUT IT IS

CERTAINLY NOT EIGHT.

Terry: I THOUGHT THAT

WAS THE AGE, IN KEEPING WITH

THAT, THAT YOU HAD THE

ABILITY TO DETERMINE YOU

WANTED TO BE CONFIRMED INTO

THE FAITH.

THAT'S USUALLY PRE-TEEN.

Pat: IT DEPENDS, WHEN

YOU GET BAPTIZED AND ALL OF

THAT.

I THINK THERE IS NO SET

AGE.

IT IS A QUESTION THAT WHEN

DOES A PERSON BECOME

ACCOUNTABLE AND UNDERSTAND

IT.

MY CHILDREN, AS I RECALL,

THEY WANTED TO KNOW THE LORD

WHEN THEY WERE JUST LITTLE

FELLOWS, AND THEY WANTED TO

BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

THEY KNEW IT EARLY.

WHO KNOWS.

Terry: PHYLLIS

SAYS, "WHAT IS THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A

MESSIANIC JEW AND A

CHRISTIAN?

DO THEY HAVE DIFFERENT

BIBLES?

ARE THEIR BELIEFS

DIFFERENT?"

Pat:

Pat: MESSIANIC JEWS ARE

BASICALLY CHRISTIANS.

BUT THEY ARE HOLDING ON TO

SOME OF THE TRADITIONS OF

THE FATHER.

THERE ARE SOME OF THEM WHO

DISAGREE WITH THEM ON THAT.

THEY THINK IF YOU'RE A

CHRISTIAN, YOU'RE A

CHRISTIAN.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO KEEP THESE

OTHER THINGS.

I LOVE THE MESSIANIC JEWS.

I THINK WHAT THEY'RE DOING

IS WE KEEP KOSHER.

WE BELIEVE IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT, WE BELIEVE IN THE

NEW TESTAMENT.

WE BELIEVE JESUS IS MESSIAH,

HE IS OUR MESSIAH.

AND THEY ARE CERTAINLY BORN

AGAIN, AND IT IS A DELIGHT

TO MEET AND TALK TO THESE

PEOPLE.

THEY'RE WONDERFUL PEOPLE.

I DON'I DON'T WANT TO SPLIT

HAIRS OVER THIS AND THAT.

THERE IS A DEBATE OVER WHAT

THEY SHOULD DO, BUT IT IS

NOT FOR ME TO SAY.

Terry: THIS IS

CHARLOTTE WHO SAYS, "HOW CAN

I TELL IF A PROPHET IS OF

GOD."

Pat: IF WHAT HE SAYS

COMES TO PASS, THEN HE IS

NOT.

I THINK THAT IS THE TEST IN

THE BIBLE.

BUT DOES HE ACKNOWLEDGE ANY

SPIRIT THAT DOES NOT

ACKNOWLEDGE JESUS CHRIST IS

THE SPIRIT OF GOD?

THAT'S THE SPIRIT OF THE

ANTI-CHRIST.

YOU LOOK AT JIM JONES, FOR

EXAMPLE.

HE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT GOD.

HE DIDN'T HAVE A BIBLE IN

HIS HOUSE.

HE WAS TALKING ABOUT ALL OF

THIS STUFF, BUT HE WASN'T

TALKING ABOUT JESUS.

DOES A PROPHET EXALT JESUS?

JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO

GOD.

THAT'S ONE CONFIRMATION.

Terry: BETTY SAYS, "IN

REVELATION 4-5, IT MAKES

REFERENCE TO THE SEVEN

SPIRITS OF GOD.

WHAT ARE THEY?"

Pat: I KNOW THIS MAY

SHOCK PEOPLE, BUT I DON'T

KNOW.

Terry: NO, I THINK

THAT'S FINE.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: THERE IS A

DIVISION OF THE SEVEN

SPIRITS.

YOU CAN READ -- THE SPIRIT

OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, THE

SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND MIGHT

AND POWER AND SO FORTH.

YOU READ THOSE.

Terry: THERE IS A LOT

OF MYSTERY IN REVELATION.

Pat: I THINK THE SPIRIT

OF THE LORD IS UPON ME

BECAUSE HE HAS ANOINTED ME.

AND THEN THE SPIRIT OF

WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, FEAR

OF THE LORD, ALL OF THOSE

THINGS ARE IN THE BIBLE.

Terry: VERY GOOD.

Pat: WHEW!

WE GOT THROUGH THAT ONE.

Terry: AND LIVED TO

TELL ABOUT IT.

Pat: TERRY DIDN'T

DISAGREE WITH ME.

NOT TOO BAD.

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