A Christian man writes, in response to a unsolicited request by me for a reciprocal link-->
Good evening, Kenneth. I took a look at it (your website). You claim to be "non-denominational" but what you have on the website looks a LOT like Seventh-day Adventist to me. If that is not the case, please explain the difference.
My Response: Good Evening Brother: Maranatha
Thank you for your kind gracious reply. Being humbled by the response to my letters sent, I pray that I can answer your honest questions to your satisfaction.
Well sir, I have been in an SDA denominational church building maybe thrice in my life. However, I am not a Seventh Day Adventist, just a Christian who prays and reads the Bible.
Being a 48 year old Christian of 36 years in the faith, I have had some time and interest in studing God's word and the history surrounding the churches. I have had several spiritual and Christian mentors over time.
The history of the Advent movement is interesting. I know there is no need to tell you, as i'm sure your knowledge of these things is greater than mine.
To my core, I'm just an old roofer arkansas hillbilly Christian trying to do as God moves him. As to doctrine, the most succinct way of putting it is, "If Jesus could not save men in and from error and superstition who could be saved?" And of course none of us humans put the sun in the sky.
Please accept my humble link exchange request in the spirit it was intended. As to doctrine, what is posted in this website is heartfelt truth as Ken Floyd sees it. This little website has this humble purpose in mind, to help alert all who will hear, of our Master's soon return. That Sir, is the goal. He is coming.
A man can only do as he feels the Lord moves him. As you also let the Lord lead sir. The website must speak for itself. It is my job to do the html and get as many links as I can. Additionally, i am getting to fellowship with a lot of new people, hence the "Wall of Well Wishers" page, as a way to thank those who can help get links posted. Again, thank you for your kind interest.
Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus, Ken Floyd (Top of Letter) (Top of Page)
A Christian woman writes -->
question Kenneth.. What doctrine do you go by?? I didn't see your testimony page, so many pages.. *S* The site looks really nice, except I did see some SDA on the site, and wondered if the site is following their doctrine, yet you had said non-denomination site.. Just wonder which page will tell your testimony or doctrine..
My Response: Dear Sister Christian Woman: Maranatha
Sis, after fervently praying for wisdom to answer your questions, I am confident the following will speak to your heart, without getting too wordy.
You are right. There is no "Statement of Beliefs" page or personal history testimony. The closest thing to it is:
Doctrines and Essays section of the book. Look at the table of contents on the right at this page.
A Testimony Essay about my conversion, Baptism, and some other notables available at this link.
It is amazing to me, how much this "Sabbath" / "are you SDA" thing bothers people. I have no membership in any denomination or group. As i see it, all the churches have truth and error in them. In the Revelation book of the Bible, the message to the church of our time is
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20 Revelation 3:19-21
I fellowship a lot, but, again, truly non-denominational. As to Sabbath / Sunday, one can believe and do as they decide. Now, Sis . . .
Webster's Dictionary has the following under the word "Doctrine." 1 archaic : TEACHING, INSTRUCTION
2 a: something that is taught b: a principle or position or the body of principles in a branch of knowledge or system of belief :
This whole website, and the book, is full of doctrine. Personally, I feel that if you say you believe something, one should also say why they believe it. That is hard to do in a one page statement. A personal history statement is something i shy away from because . . . this is not about me. It is about "Us" and "Him."
Without making too much of it, I really don't consider this website "my" website. Truly, the Lord Jesus is leading here. If He sees fit to move me to create a testimony page, or statement of beliefs page, i will, and you will be the first to know Sis. ( besides Him and I and Anna, my wife, of course )
Allow me to humbly give you a short statement of the IMPORTANT Beliefs here.
God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit are the only true God.
The Bible must be the only rule of faith by which all other doctrines must stand or fall.
The Godhead, in the person of Jesus Christ, is coming again to receive His children.
God has appointed a day when He will judge this world in Righteousness.
God will do away with all that sins, all results or trace of it, in the way of His choosing.
The cost of this act has been already paid for by the sacrifice and ressurection of Jesus Christ for my personal sins.
My name is written in the Lamb's book of life.
God will teach us, you, and me, instruction in His doctrine throughout Eternity.
Those Dear Sister, are the important doctrines.
Love to you in Jesus. At your service, ken (Top of Letter) (Top of Page)
A Christian man & wife write -->
Cool, I look forward to hearing your comments about the Where'd They Go page. If you ever see anything on our site that seems off, please feel free to tell us. We try to keep things completely Biblical.
Your brother in Christ, Christian man & wife
My Response: Dear Bro Christian man & wife:
You wrote>>We try to keep things completely Biblical.>>
I want to thank you folks for your wonderful spirit, in the Lord. You show in your letter both a wonderful spirit of seeking the truth, and the willingness to please Him. Let us thank Him for giving all His children His Spirit.
But let us get on to the 'But "Where'd They Go" thing'. After throughly studying that webpage let me post the following comments. After some good heartfelt prayers, i am sure the following will speak to your heart.
The first text "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." 1 Corinthians 15:52
Well . . . I don't see anything about "rapture" in there. It says simply, When Jesus appears His children in the grave, will burst out alive, "incorruptable," and those who are alive at that time will be given a new body, all in a moment. In fact, the text shows to me, God is treating all his children the same. The dead stay dead until he comes, to gather the whole church. The apostle Paul wrote, "God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect." Hebrews 11:39-40 We who are alive at that time, in a moment, will be changed. Our fleshly body will die, and He will give us a new spiritual body, like His body.
Likewise the other text
1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,..."
happens at Jesus coming.
As to the texts in Revelation you quote Revelation 13:16-18 Revelation 14:9-11 Revelation 13:1-15 Revelation 14:1-20 Revelation 15:1-8 Revelation 16:1-21 Revelation 21:1-27 Well . . . there is a whole lot of Bible there, isn't there? I did not see anything in those texts which directly address the 'rapture' teaching. There is a bunch of prophecy though, huh? There are a lot of "private interpretations" out there. Some folks stretch words to where they have no meaning left. There are a bunch of different "time lines" and "symbols explained." Some of these are obviously made up. Some "prophetic interpretations" are much more subtle, making it harder to see the error. The Bible says "no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation." 2 Peter 1:19-21 When God speaks a prophecy, that prophecy is History soon to come and pass. One does best with prophecy, when one looks for its fullfillment in historic
Maybe a better theme for that page would be, When Jesus comes, we will go with Him, and then post those texts accordingly. Let the Word of God speak for itself.
I try to let the Bible speak for itself. We should compare scripture to scripture, line upon line. Please reference the following page. On the right you should see on the table of contents a heading listed Doctrines & Essays. http://www.kf1.org/book.html#contents
Please allow me to refer you to this page on subjects like the "Rapture," "Natural Immortality," "The Nature of Salvation," "Hell & the Grave." Doctrines & Essays http://www.kf1.org/book.html#contents To look up the texts listed there just cut and paste the text into the biblegateway searches.
What bothers me most about the rapture teaching is this. God has some precious souls who honestly believe in the 'rapture'. What if Satan causes a bunch of people to "disappear," and then the true child of God, did not get "raptured." If they buy into that, they might be tempted to think God didn't love them.
What needless guilt and self remorse would that make God's people endure. Also, if one believes God is going to mystically remove one, from "the time of trouble such as never was," that one will not be prepared for, or expecting, that kind of trouble. Remember the Bible says the little devil will have signs and wonders, that if possible, would deceive even God's elect. Plus, I do not find the rapture scriptual in any way. As to pre-rapt., post-rapt., pre-millin., post-millin., pre-trib., post-trib., and all these teachings . . . When God is ready, the veil will be lifted. We are told to be ready. It is our
job to "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
It is not my desire to offend anyone. Every person has the right to believe what they decide, as to God and doctrine. However, the truth does make you free.
I thank you again for your humble inquiring, and willing spirit. I know this is true, you and I both try to let the Lord lead.
At your service in Jesus, ken (Top of Letter) (Top of Page)
Reply letter and Response posted
YOU WROTE: >>It's ok, we changed the wording from rapture to, "Glorious Appearing." You were right in the fact that the word rapture is not in the Bible. Your brother in Christ, Christian man & wife >>
(((((((((((( Christian man & wife ))))))))))))) Not buggin ya but i MUST say: You may not realize how precious few people are able to look at their theology with an open mind. There are precious few people who are able to adjust their theology when they receive new information. I, Ken, thank the Father, Son, and Spirit for you folks, and all like you. Precious souls you all are! In Jesus, ken