Ooooh! I'll stoke them fires a little further... The church is not striving against hell... The ROCK is! The antecedent is Jesus, the Rock! And the gates of hell shall not prevail against IT! Pastor Craig Ledbetter -----Original Message----- From: Jeff & Regena in Northern BC [mailto:J.R.Hallmark@...] Sent: 03 August 2004 22:06 To: pastorsforum@... Subject: [PastorsForum] Who is the aggressor ? Greetings from the TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE... Hey, Doc. not wanting to get into the version issue, again not wanting to get into the version issue, but Dave wrote-- > I think the answer to your question is in the text itself: > Matt. 16:18b, > and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell > will not conquer it. looks to me that "the powers of hell" is the aggressor. Matt.16:18b ... upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. in the KJV looks to me that HIs church is the aggressor. the gates of hell are being attacked by His church -- Jude 1:22,23 What think ye? Pastor Jeff Hallmark SPRUCELAND BAPTIST CHURCH ~~~Presenting the Prince of Peace to Prince George~~~ -- To unsubscribe, send ANY message to: pastorsforum-unsubscribe@... "In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity."