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                                     A Short List of End Time Events
 

We are certainly living in tumultuous and dangerous times.  However, the Bible’s prophets have given us light to guide us through these troubled waters that is more sure than witnessing the divine transformation/reveal of Jesus up on the mountain by Peter, James and John (Matthew 17:1-8 & 2 Peter 1:16-19)!

Most have no idea how this current situation will play out.  Yet, the Bible has already told us!  We just need to be real, willing to do some studying and emotionally, mentally and spiritually, line ourselves up with God’s word, setting aside our desires, to pursue His will.  Be assured, God is in control and He WILL take care of His business for His kingdom.  But what does that really mean for us?  This is where it gets interesting and genuine faith will be forged in the fire (1 Peter 4:12-13).

God has told us through His prophets that the Globalists will win this round and establish their ten region/district New World Order (Daniel Chs. 2 & 7).  Further, as they seize power, they will vilify and criminalize Christians as outlaws, terrorists, haters, etc, for those who will not agree with their “politically/socially correct” Marxist (anti-God) agenda.  It won’t even matter that they have no real evidence, the spirit of the Antichrist will be driving them like a crazed ANTIFA mob bent on doing violence.  Also, great persecution is coming in the next few months, to fulfill the “dark winter” they have been speaking to.  This will be a test that most will fail, as the apostasy will be massive and devastating (with many running to the mother of harlots for protection and “safety” – Revelation 18:4).  But this is exactly the way Jesus said it would happen (Matthew 24:9-13).  It’s about to become very vicious and ugly as the Church will be torn apart from within and without.

The Globalists need to create massive chaos worldwide through this time period (wars that will seem to lead to the annihilation of humanity, unless a “miracle” happens), in order to set the stage for their planned “solution”.  This is when their leader will step up on the world’s stage and bring about his 7-yr. peace accord with many (Israel being the key nation he will seek to protect in the accord, in exchange for his control over their military defense, as their benefactor/protector – Daniel 9:27).

The Apostle Paul told the believers that we were to know these things, so that the day of the Lord would not “overtake” us, like it will the world (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6).  Even Dr. Ryrie in his study Bible defines the day of the Lord as a 1007 year period starting with the Tribulation and going through the entire 1000 year millennial Kingdom of Christ.  Also, Paul told us we would be entering into the first part of the day of the Lord before the church was gathered together by Him.  For these things will be the fulfillment of the signs the Apostle Paul said would come prior to the church being gathered together to Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3).  

The peace covenant will be forged before the end of this Spring (June 20th, 2021, {Matthew 24:15-21; 32-34 & Isaiah 11:11; 66:8, along with Psalm 90:10} but likely around Passover, for the overall effect of deception, as the Antichrist will seek to appear as the “deliverer” to the Jews).

This is the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week, or the 7-yr. Tribulation. The world will rejoice, thinking the peace treaty has save the world from destruction (Revelation 6:1-2 & 1 Thessalonians 5:3).  But, very quickly after this the 2nd Seal judgment is opened and peace is taken from the earth.  Likely an attack from China across the Pacific and in an exchange with the USA that will be devastating for both nations (Revelation 6:3-4).

By the time we reach late Summer to early Fall food scarcity will be a very serious problem, as the Globalist have already greatly harmed the global food supply in advance through political manipulation using the virus.  Add to this the wars that will harm even more of the food supply and great difficulty and famine are certain for coming the Fall and Winter periods (Revelation 6:5-6).  Then, more plague will be release (much of it likely coming through the follow-up vaccination shots) and things will become increasingly worse as a result (Revelation 6:7-8).

It only gets more trying from there and we will be here to witness and experience it all.  So, what do we do?  First of all, God has not given His children a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7) and those who are His will overcome (Revelation 12:11).  Our behavior must follow the instructions in Romans Ch. 12, by abiding in Christ (John 15:1-11) and walking in the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25), as we trust God and stay close to Him for protection (Psalms 91 & 37).

Further, we need to firmly realize that as soon as we leave this body, we will be in the presence of Jesus Christ in paradise (Luke 23:43 & Revelation 2:7).  Now, a Christian knows this, if they understand that they have been born again spiritually. (See John 3:1-20, Ephesians 1:13-14, Romans 8:16 & 1 John 5:10-13.)  If a person does not have the complete assurance that they are God’s child, from the Holy Spirit, then they are not His, and the demonic spirit of fear will most likely overcome them and drive them into compromise and apostasy.

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This Bible study will walk you through the details.  Also, consider starting a Bible Study and helping others understand how they can have peace and assurance in Christ – Know Christ, know peace or no Christ, no peace.  Biblical prophecy is one of the best tools to reach the lost right now (Daniel 12:3 & Revelation 1:3; 19:10b).  Peace and grace to you.

 

The Top Ten Signs Of The Final Generation Prior to Jesus Christ’s Return To Earth

 “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.” (Matthew 24:34)

Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days—You would not believe if you were told (Habakkuk 1:5).

The Number TEN Sign …:

 Knowledge and travel will expand to a great degree at the end of the age (Daniel 12:4).  Here the technology and computer age is essentially predicted here. The exponential factor of increasing knowledge is one very significant and undeniable sign, as the total global knowledge of all that mankind now understands is doubling every year and one half to two years!  The computer chip, which was invented in 1948, as well as the emergence of the Internet, has aided dramatically in this historically unprecedented upsurge of knowledge.  Also, transportation has gone from the ancient mode of walking, riding animals, animal drawn carts and chariots, and small sailing vessels, to cars, curse ships, helicopters, airplanes, jets and space crafts. The amount of travel that people are currently doing in this generation is phenomenal and was completely unthinkable to most in past generations.  All that this single verse of prophecy encompasses is even more amazing when you consider that it was written over 2,500 years ago, long before such things could have even been imagined!  Thus, this one verse of prophecy, alone, should cause even the most hardened skeptics to take pause and give some consideration to what the Bible has to say for our modern era.

 The Number Nine Sign …:

False Christs and false prophets will become more noticeably increased (Matthew 24:5, 11, 23-28 & John 5:43).  “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many” (Matthew 24:5). The Scripture is clear about how Jesus Christ will physically and dramatically return to this earth. In Revelation 19:11-21, we have the physical, dramatic and all-powerful return described. The same is true for portions in the book of Zechariah chapters 12-14. Anything short of the described literal and physical return of Jesus Christ at the climax of the battle of Armageddon is an absolute counterfeit.

Yet, mainly due to ignorance and/or an unwillingness to believe the Bible, many people seem very willing to follow the deception of false Christs, which numerously abound. In fact, in the state of California (USA) alone, there are well over 2,000 people who are claiming to be Jesus Christ. It has become very difficult to even count the number of false Christs any more, as there are so many who claim it today. 

False prophets, too, are prolific. They are both inside and outside the Church.  The false prophets outside the accepted norm of the Church are not real hard to spot, like the Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus and Jeane Dixon types, along with the other sources for the tabloid magazines that get about three out of one hundred predictions right, but usually the three “correct” predictions are so vague and general that they could fit just about anything. These false prophets are fairly numerable, especially when one takes into account all of the psychics with their 1-800-hotlines.  In stark contrast to this, the biblical prophets have a track record of 100% accuracy, which is far more intelligent and rational to rely upon, but they point to personal accountability, which is unpopular, so their words are commonly ignored, or worse, mocked and scoffed at by skeptical minds, who pretend to believe they are so much wiser that their Creator.

The Number Eight Sign …:

   Excessive lawlessness will mark out the final generation. Here the extreme disregard for the law and worsening corruption by the rich and powerful was foretold. Jesus indicated that lawlessness was one of the signs that would precede His return.  “And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12).  Additionally, lawlessness would be seen inside the Church, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom
of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS’”
(Matthew 7:21-23).  And lawlessness would grow in the world, until he ultimate lawless one (the Antichrist) would come to rule over the earth – “Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to Him, that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.  Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. … And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-10).  Unprecedented lawlessness is rapidly growing in all areas of government and the corporate business world.  Stories of deep corruption and vast scandals are becoming regular headline news on a much more frequent basis, with the perpetrators of these crimes being more brazen and unconcerned about punishment, especially those who are politically connected to the world’s true power brokers.

The Number Seven Sign …:

The ability of people around the entire globe to witness a single, local event is now a reality (Revelation 11:7-13).  Here we have satellite TV and the global Internet (with all the videos that can be instantly uploaded) in effect being predicted.  The book of Revelation mentions two witnesses of the true God, who Antichrist will finally be allowed to kill just prior to the end of his reign, at the end of Daniel’s seventieth week.  Their dead bodies will be seen by people from all over the world and the wicked will throw their last party on earth to commemorate it, by celebrating the death of these two righteous witnesses.  Amazingly, this type of global gala event was not possible up until the past few decades. Through planetary coverage of events, by sources like the BBC and CNN, through television, cell phones and computer technology, with satellites, and the Internet it has become possible for the whole world to be connected to view a single local event, together instantaneously. This is just another one, of several prophecies, in which its fulfillment was not possible before this generation’s modern, hi-tech tools.

 The Number Six Sign …:

 The ability to keep track of every person and every “legal” transaction, a requirement for the fulfillment of Revelation 13:16-17.  Technology, modern economics and big government control are in position to make this a reality. No other generation has ever faced this, much less fathomed how such a thing could exist. This is another of many firsts for our current generation.  Imagine Marco Polo, Magellan, Columbus, Captain Cook, Lewis and Clark, along with every other great explorer being made to carry their national ID card, passport and visa every where they went! Only in this current time period have we known such restrictive measures of control, which are setting the stage for the global acceptance of the mark of the beast, by which no one will be able to buy or sell or even function in modern society without taking this mark on their right hand or forehead.  This type of modernistic sign is one of several that demonstrates those from the many past generations, who thought Jesus could return in their time, were strongly ill-informed in their understanding of biblical prophecy.  Even so, just as many misunderstand today, or are utterly unaware, as to just how close we really are to seeing Jesus’ return – very, very soon.

The Number Five Sign …:

   The alignment of specific gentile nations will come together in a very particular
way
(Daniel chapters 2 & 7 and Revelation 16:12-16). A revived form of the Roman Empire was needed and we have seen this happen with the formation of the European Union super state. The kings (nations) of the East are mentioned as playing a role in the final battle of Armageddon and we have China, Japan, India, Indonesia, among others, who are poised to fulfill this prophecy.  Honest interpretation renders a deafening silence among the prophets concerning the United States of America, or some great king of the West, which indicates the
prosperity and power of the U.S.A. will soon be significantly diminished, if not entirely wiped out.  In fact, none of the Americas are mentioned as playing a noticeable role in the final seventieth week of Daniel (the seven-year Tribulation period), unless possibly its destruction takes place in the Second Seal Judgment. 

We are not told what causes the shift in world dominating power from the U.S.A. to Europe; we are simply shown that the transfer will take place.  If one wishes to understand how this could
actually happen, then they merely need to educate themselves on the world banking elite and their use of central banking systems to create national debts, like the Federal Reserve, which are not part of the government and truly have no valid reserves to back the reported “value” of their fiat/phony currency.  

By the manipulating and collapsing/resetting of the global economy and using corrupt politicians to pay off the debts with national resources, combined with a deliberate gutting of the infrastructure, through means like the GATT and NAFTA (now USMCA) treaties in outsourcing companies and jobs, it will assure that the U.S.A. won’t have the assets to recover.  This could possibly lead to confiscation and transfer of key elements of the military arsenal, along with public lands, private property and even Citizens, as payment for the debt.  The free world must give way to a coming tyrannical world rule (Daniel 7:23), thus something dramatic and very detrimental will bring about this mega-shift and the elite bankers have laid out the economic steal trap via the derivatives market and massive debt, through greed and selfishness, that is about to snap shut and change our world forever as we have known it.

 The Number Four Sign …:

 Mass deception: “See to it that no one misleads you” (Matthew 24:4). The Holy Spirit throughout the New Testament prophecies echoes this admonition several times. “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron” (1 Timothy 4:1-2). Also see, 2 Timothy 3:1-8 and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12. God has placed specified guidelines in the Bible, so that His people would not be deceived and could easily distinguish the truth, from that which cleverly seeks to mimic it. 

However, since this is a sign primarily given to believers in Jesus Christ and not the world, which lives constantly under the influence of secular society’s seductive lies, quite often reinforced by false religion, most people won’t benefit from the warning.  The problem with deception is that if someone is deceived, they really don’t know it, and this ignorance is what empowers deceit.  Thus, because the majority of the people on the planet are relatively clueless concerning biblical truth, it leaves them helpless to be able to apply any discernment in defense of the deception surrounding them. And even though it is a sign of warning to believers, many in the Church do not practice the discernment they have been clearly instructed to employ in their lives from the Bible, which unfortunately reveals the serious lack of respect and care for the authority of God’s word, in their lives.  But far worse is the affect of this, as most Christians are just as deceived as the secular world and it shows up in how they live out their lives.   

  Still, deception can be just as much a willful choice, as it is trickery and ignorance (2 Timothy 3:13 & 4:3-4).  One example of this can be found in the left versus right political arguments,
a false paradigm that deceives and divides most people, while whichever party that is in power is used to continue to strip freedom and wealth from the people; when the real issue should be right versus wrong,
according to Biblical authority, not human reasoning or preference of conservative or liberal preferences.  

 The Number Three Sign …:

 The alignment of a Russian-Islamic coalition
that will attempt to destroy Israel through war
(Ezekiel 38:2-6, Daniel chapters 2 &
7, Daniel 11:40-45 & Revelation 16:12)
.  
These prophecies, given between 2500 to 2600 of years ago, describe the exact alignment of the modern Russian-Islamic coalition, which will seek to attack and overwhelm Israel.  Thus, over the centuries Russia would need to develop and become a powerful nation that would be a hostile adversary toward a future reborn nation of Israel, which is exactly what we have today, with the current exception of the nation of Turkey, which is being targeted by radical Islamic groups for an overthrow of the current moderate, pro-western Turkish government.  At the time of writing this, Turkey is friendly toward Israel, but only within the controlling, political influence of its capital.  Turkey, as a nation, is very much like Afghanistan.  Once you move away from the capital, the country is run by Islamic Shi’i (Sharia) law.  Turkey could perceivably hold out its somewhat duplicitous alliance with the West until the very time for the battle to begin, then deceptively turn on Israel and join in with the attack, as it has been prophesied for Turkey to play this role against Israel.  Also, for these prophecies to be fulfilled, most of the nation of Israel’s surrounding Middle Eastern neighbors would need to be exceedingly antagonistic toward her, which is exactly the case, as most have sworn to wipe Israel off the map.

The religion of Islam was not even in existence when the prophets spoke forth who would be against Israel (back around 500-600 B.C.).  Yet, Israel’s neighbors are Islamic, with most being extremely hostile toward Israel, for the very existence and survival of the nation of Israel is absolute proof that the Islamic religion cannot truly be of God, because Islam claims Muslims are God’s chosen people.  Nevertheless, Abraham’s pledged descendants (Israel – the sons of Isaac and Jacob – Genesis 17:18-21) are in possession of the “promised land”, not the sons of Ishmael, and this infuriates the would be usurpers (who actually believe they can change what God has said, by exterminating Israel, which is also why they say the Jews corrupted the Bible, because they want to justify that they are the chosen of God, not the Jews.  Thus, they will never cease in their desire to commit genocide against Israel and ultimately all Jews around the world).  Hence, the nation of Israel is a profound and telling thorn in the side of Islam, because its existence openly exposes Islam’s broken theology.  Subsequently, they are hell bent on utterly wiping out Israel (Ezekiel 38), in their vain attempt to nullify this revealing evidence of God’s divine favor and plan for Israel, and their continued attempt to defy the true God of the Bible, Jehovah (YHWY), who is not the Allah of Islam, in even the remotest sense.  The prophets, whom ironically the adherents of Islam say they honor, have warned Muslims that they have nothing but disappointment, ruin and destruction ahead of them, as they war against Israel. But they refuse to listen and continue to believe the deception the devil has ensnared them in.  I sympathize for those who have been raised in such powerful and encompassing deception. Nevertheless, I hope and pray that the words of the prophets will awaken them to the danger they are in before it is too late, because no one wins when fighting against God, not even when they attempt to use “God’s name” to do it.

This could well be a big part of the reason behind the Russian leadership’s desire to destroy Israel, as well, for they have allied themselves with Islam in their desire for global conquest, but
underneath it all seethes the same hatred for the true God and His promises to His chosen people. There is little real need for any material value that is in that tiny piece of land, which everyone seems to want so badly.  This is clearly a spiritual battle, and Ezekiel predicted this unholy alliance would come together long ago, before Russian communism and Islamic fanaticism were even a thought in anyone’s mind.  Yet, their evil desire to thwart the purposes, plans and promises of God will be met with God’s fierce wrath, and their armies will be utterly annihilated once they come into Israel in an attempt to possess it (Ezekiel 38:14-23).

The Number Two Sign …:

 Destructive powers will have to be so great that the very existence of the whole of humanity will be in real jeopardy of extinction.  Here nuclear weapons and other WMDs were predicted.  “And unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short.” (Matthew 24:22).  Biological, chemical and multi-warhead, mega-ton nuclear weapons with the ability to have them delivered by laser guided missile technology has put the entire world’s population in extreme peril of actual extinction, like never before. Bows and arrows and even the invention of gunpowder were never a real threat toward the planetary annihilation of humanity.  Yet, we now have a nuclear arsenal, just by itself, capable of destroying the world several times over.  Also, we must realize biologically that plague-like diseases were generally limited to specific geological areas, but no more, because of modern travel. Only in this generation has human extinction become a very real and ever-present threat.

And The Number One “Super” Sign For The Final Generation, Prior To Christ’s Return To Earth is …:

The prophetic fulfillment of the rebirth of Israel as a nation for a SECOND time! (Isaiah 11:11-12, Isaiah 66:8-9, Ezekiel 11:17; 20:41; 37:1-13, Amos 9:15, & Daniel 9:27; cf. Matthew 24:15-22, 2 Thessalonians 2:4 & Revelation 11:1-2). The fulfillment of this one prophecy is more stunning than perhaps all the others combined, as Israel’s second rebirth as a nation is an undeniable hallmark of end time prophecy. Israel’s existence in the final generation is a necessity for the fulfillment of the seven-year covenant (peace treaty) with the Antichrist and
his subsequent violation of that covenant (in a temple in Jerusalem) half way into the agreement, as the aforementioned verses describe. From 70 a.d. to 1948 a.d. the nation of Israel became nonexistent. It is historically unprecedented for any nation to vanish for almost two millennia
and then reappear right back on the map from where it disappeared! 

In Ezekiel chapters 36, 38 & 39, the prophecy tells us that Israel will be reformed physically as a nation, but it will still be disconnected relationally (spiritually) with God until the Lord returns and He breaths life back into them (Ezekiel Ch. 36). Also, “in the latter years” a great war with very dramatic battles will come against Israel from Russia and its Islamic allies (Ezekiel Chs. 38 & 39), which can only happen if Israel exists as a nation. 

Additionally, Jesus’ reference in Matthew 24:15-22 to Daniel’s prophecy concerning the abomination of desolation relates directly to Israel at the time of the end, during a time period when the whole of humanity could be wiped off the face of the earth, or made extinct.  Nuclear weapons were being made and put into mass production right around the time Israel because a nation, regathered for that critical second time in the end of the age.  The book of Daniel is the foundational key to understanding all end time prophecy correctly.  For Daniel was told in chapter twelve of his book that Israel would go through a time of great distress that would last for 3 1/2 years, and Daniel was to go his way, “for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time”.  Israel is essential, because Daniel’s end time prophecies make no sense (and could not be understood/unsealed) without Israel in the picture.  Therefore, Israel is the key sign needed for the end of the age to come, during a specific final generation (Matthew 24:34). This fact escapes those who attempt to dismiss all these direct tie-ins to prophecy for the end of the age as a “new idea” that has only been “invented” within the last century.

Further, Jesus’ reference from the book of Daniel (Matthew 24:15-21) demonstrates that Israel will be right in the thick of end time events listed in Matthew 24:22, that states, “and unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved”, which has been only possible after the nuclear build up in this generation), which is included as part of the signs that the final generation (Matthew 24:34) was to watch for.  The word “generation” in the Greek, literal means “a whole multitude of men living at the same time” – Thayer’s Lexicon, Page 112.  This means that Israel’s second regathering (rebirth as a nation) could not happen at any time prior to the end (i.e. 100, 200, 300 or 2000 years) ahead of all the other signs, because it was all connected to the end of the age.  Israel’s rebirth had to coexist with the other end time signs for the final generation according to the prophets, because Daniel’s prophecies could not truly be unsealed until Israel came back into existence at the fulfillment of the SECOND regathering (Isaiah 11:11-12)!

This is one of many very powerful reasons that demonstrate why attempting to use private interpretations, like the 1st Century events to say that end time prophecy supposedly has been previously fulfilled, or that Israel is no longer a significant piece of the prophetic puzzle, really doesn’t work within any honest framework of history or logical thought.  So, the meaning in Matthew 24 is clear, when we see Israel blossom as a nation, the return of Messiah is near.  Moreover, the fact that Israel is constantly being threatened for utter annihilation by its enemies (the growing threat in the Middle East) puts Israel in a very vulnerable position, to ultimately be willing to sign a peace covenant with someone who could offer them protection, which means that we are not only the concluding generation, but we are on the very precipice of the beginning of Daniel’s seventieth week (the seven year Tribulation) and the Day of the Lord that will start when the Antichrist forges a unique seven-year Middle East peace pact!  By the way, this is the first revealing of the Antichrist, which starts the Tribulation and the day of the Lord, prior to the Rapture of the church 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3. 

   How close are we?  A Calculated Reference Point For The Day Of
The Lord

(Note: This is not talking about the Rapture, of which no one knows the day or the hour, expect God, the Father. The Apostle Paul said we should be able to discern the day of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6), which is different from the Rapture, so that it would not “overtake” a believer.)

Jesus stated that the generation that saw the signs for the end of the age and His return would not pass away until the signs had all been accomplished (Matthew 24:34).  The beginning sign involved the 2nd regathering of Israel and its inclusion for all the events that would transpire, along with it being at a time when humanity could be made extinct (Isaiah 11:11-12 and Matthew 24:15-22).  The final sign, for the final generation, is the physical return of Jesus Christ to planet earth (Matthew 24:30), which will be at the end of Daniel’s 70th week (the 7-year Tribulation – see Daniel 7:23-27; 9:27 and Revelation 19:11-21).

Extremely little time is left, as the final generation is coming to its end – please allow me to explain why.  Jesus answered His disciples’ questions about the end of the age and His return by giving several signs that a final generation should be looking for in Matthew 24:1-34 and they would not pass away until all the signs where fulfilled, which included Jesus physical return back to earth at the second coming.  A specific sign involves the fact that Israel would be back in their land and Jesus tied it back to the prophecies in Daniel’s 70th week (Matthew 24:15-21).  Now, the prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 11:11-12 that a time would come when Israel would be regathered a second time (there is no 3rd, 4th or 5th time, only a second and final time).  This key sign was fulfilled on May 14th, 1948.  Further, Moses, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, told us the life span of a generation is 70 to 80 years in Psalm 90:10. (Some may be thinking, ‘well duh’.  But at least this should settle the time period for a biblical generation, as others have made various random assignments of years to fit their private opinions.)

Therefore, the final generation began when Israel was reborn as a nation on May 14th, 1948.  If we set a reference point by using the solar calendar, we would add 80 solar years (for the furthest point in duration), then still subtract 7 lunar years (because Daniels’ 70th week is still in the format of lunar years -see Daniel 9:24-27 and Revelation 12:6).   So, by adding 80 solar years to May 14th, 1948 it brings us to May 14th, 2028, then we would subtract 7 lunar years (7 x 360 = 2520 days) to get our other possible point of reference.  This brings us to right around June 20th, 2021 for the solar calendar reference point scenario, as the furthest reference point for {Daniel’s 70th week/the 7-year Tribulation/the day of the Lord} to begin. If we set a reference point by using the lunar calendar, we would add 80 lunar years, then subtracted 7 lunar years, the math shows us a reference point of April 26th, 2020, using strictly the lunar calendar calculation.   These calculations are based upon the precision of the fulfillment of Daniel’s first 69 weeks, with the understanding that the same biblical precision will hold true.  Thus, the most likely time for the day of the Lord to begin is sometime between April 26th, 2020 and June 20th, 2021. 

           However, should God choose to be extremely patient and extend the time of the final generation to the last person living within that generation (say someone who lives to be 103 years old for instance), then it technically could start a little later beyond the range of these calculated reference points.  Nevertheless, we must also consider the difficulty that will be required for a person of that age to stay alive all the way through the 7-year Tribulation, so as to see Jesus’s physical second coming, which would require the oldest person to have taken the mark of the beast and survived all the deadly Tribulation judgments!  I’m not too sure many past 80 years of age could accomplish this feat.  But God’s patience is great and there is a small “technical” possibly for this to happen.  Yet, regardless of how we examine it, we know we are very near seeing the day of the Lord begin, as the Apostle Paul told believers they should understand, so that it would not “overtake” Christians (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6).  No one can be overtaken by something they are not present to experience.  The Apostle Paul went on to confirm and clarify this even further in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3.  Therefore, the body of Christ needs to get ready for this event and all that it means, whether we like it or not.   So, since it all begins with the peace covenant, we should expect to see global financial and political chaos in the months preceding it, to set the stage for the needed peace to be brokered by the Antichrist, which the world will greatly celebrate, although the celebration will be short lived (1 Thessalonians 5:3 and Revelation 6:1-4).

Christians are to know what the day of the Lord is and when it is expected to arrive on the prophetic time line given to us in the Bible.  This is why I share this type of information, to equip the body of Christ for the days ahead and the kingdom work that must be done.  The Church is largely asleep and will be taken greatly off-guard by this, but that no longer has to include you who have read this formation.  Share this with any and all who will listen.

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                      AGABUS!

Piecing through the centuries his name cries out to us, for the message we must now heed.  But, do we have the ears to hear his clarion call?

Ever wonder why Agabus was given such a brief, but interesting mention in the book of Acts? Why would the Holy Spirit even have recorded what little Agabus said at all?  What difference does his one fleeting prophecy make for us today, because it involved what seemed to be a relatively minor event, back in the 1st century?

In light of our modern western culture, it is interesting to consider how this early Church prophet, Agabus, would be received today, with a similar message.  First of all, many in the Church would dismiss Agabus as a loon, because they are too sophisticated to believe in something that “has already passed away” or “no longer exists” (the gift of prophecy).

Yet, among those who do understand that the gift of prophecy still exists, well, perhaps half of them might listen to what Agabus would have to say.  However, many of those who would listen to a modern Agabus would not really take him too seriously or change anything they were doing (after all, famines and such just do not occur in the West).

Sadly, in the western Church today there would be a strong resistance to Agabus.  He would be frowned upon for being so “negative” and such an “alarmist”.  His message would be largely forbidden or censored, as the vast majority of the Church would likely rebuke him for “spreading unnecessary fear” that would only lead to “discord” in the body of Christ.

Moreover, to “prove” Agabus was spiritually “off-base” the modern western Christians would piously quote passages like Psalm 37:25, “I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his descendants begging bread.” Or even Matthew 6:25-34 that states, 25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26“Look at the birds of the air, …. 34“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

As a result, Agabus’s warning would go unheeded today and Agabus would largely be ostracized (possibly even vilified), if he persisted with his warning that God had told him to give. And the modern Church has the audacity to hypocritically criticize Israel when they refused to listen to their prophets.

Yet, look at how the 1st century Church responded to Agabus’s prophetic warning in Acts 11:27-29. The passage states, “27Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world and this took place in the reign of Claudius. 29And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea.”

First of all, they listened to Agabus, rather than ignore him or intimidate him to be quiet about his “immature” and “less than spiritual views”. Also, they did not piously recite Psalm 37:25 or the words of Jesus quoted in Matthew 6:25-34 to reprove Agabus for being such an “unbiblical and faithless troublemaker”.  Rather, instead of silencing Agabus, they responded positively to his prophetic warning, passing it along and preparing (hence the mention in Acts), realizing that the warning about the bad news of the coming global famine was really God’s way of preparing and positioning the Church for success in the midst of the coming difficulty, so that they would be better equipped to meet the needs of the suffering and share Christ (or take advantage of the crisis and make even more disciples).

Has the modern western Church possibly become so much like Laodicea that it cannot endure difficulty or suffering?  Will the real message of the biblical prophets continue to be silenced and cast out, with the good intent from God being misinterpreted, or misrepresented, as evil? 

Sure, we are not destined for the God’s wrath, but the modern Church is relatively clueless about what the wrath of God actually is, because from the time we walked through the church doors we have been unwittingly and repeatedly programmed with an inaccurate man-made concept that the entire Tribulation is God’s wrath, when the Bible defines it plainly taking place after the mark of the beast in Revelation chapters 15 & 16.

For those who have an ear to hear, great trouble is coming and will hit like a tsunami (the storm is coming to both houses Matthew 7:24-27) – the hand writing is on the wall and business as usual will soon come to an end.  You are strongly encouraged to go through the material on this website to get informed concerning the big picture about what all this will mean to us and how we should respond. 

“For this reason, it says, ‘Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’ Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is – Ephesians 5:14-17.

The time to become informed and act was yesterday – there is precious little time left!

 

Something For Those Who Refused To Heed The Warning

Tragically, many will not take the warning seriously concerning the collapse of the dollar, the ruin of the US economy or even the day of the Lord coming upon us.  As a result, most of these people will find their situation to be rather dire, as they likely made no preparations and the basic commodities to sustain life will be very hard, if not impossible, to come by in a very short span of time. 

With personal savings and most all normal resources wiped out, desperation, panic, civil unrest and dangerous conditions will be wide spread.  The unprepared, which rightly refuse to resort criminal activity, will have a difficult time coping or knowing what to do.

When the government finally begins to restore some order back to the country through martial law, basic food and water supplies will be less important than controlling the population. In other words, the police and soldiers are going to be concerned about whether you are part of a riot, robbery or uprising, then whether your baby has milk, or whether you have any food or water. Anyone who gets angry about the fact that government (the politicians, bureaucrats and the foot soldiers) doesn’t really care if you and your family starves, or dies of thirst, will quickly find themselves being shipped off to a FEMA containment facility (prison camp).  If anyone tries to get physical about it, they will likely be shot on the spot, because control is all that will matter to the government in such a massive crisis.

So, here is some advice concerning what you need to first come to terms with, let go of all the dreams and plans that you had for “your” life or you will remain too traumatized to be able to think straight and you will continue to make very bad decisions that will only hasten your demise.  If you had a pension or something put away for retirement in paper, forget about it, because you will never get your paper retirement “nest egg” back, ever.  It’s gone, just accept it, have your little moment of grief, and move on. 

Life will be very treacherous and fleeting from the collapse onward, so don’t believe ANY promises to the contrary, because they will all be empty lies.  Therefore, you will need to make your peace with God, through Jesus Christ, because time will be short for everyone.  Sit down and make a list of your tangible assets, food, water, tools, valuables and items that you might be able to barter.   If you have a very good friend or relative, especially one that lives away from the urban areas, who prepared and is willing to barter, share, or put you up for a while, then that might buy you a little more time, if you are able to get to them.

However, you should not feel too bad though, regardless of your circumstances, because when this hits the fan over 99% of the people on the planet will be dead in less than ten years. When the seven-year peace treaty is signed, then you can make it seven years until most everyone will be dead, with many dying right at the end of that seven years, because they took the mark of the beast.  Sorry that I can’t give you more positive news concerning that, but that’s just the way the biblical prophets break it down for us.  In other words, God told the prophets to tell us what would happen, and God does not lie.  So, it is what it is. 

The mark of the beast will be offered to “give you hope”, but it is the ultimate rip off, because while it will buy a person 3½ more years to live on earth (and that’s all it will buy), it comes with a horrible price tag, as it will guarantee a person certain death within less than four years and your soul a permanent ticket into hell for all eternity (Revelation 14:9-11 & 19:11-21)! Oh, and did I mention that those extra 3½ years will be a literal hell on earth, as God pours out His Wrath (Revelation chapters 15 & 16)?

The gruesome truth is that over half of the world’s current population will be dead within 3½ years of the signing of the seven-years peace pact.  This could easily take place by 2016-2017.  So, again, getting your soul right with God for eternity is the real issue for anyone with even the smallest measure of good sense.

This is the end of the age after all and no wishing it away will change anything one tiny bit. The pages from the book of Revelation will come to life before our very eyes.  For anyone who needs some kind of evidence to believe, they will have more than enough once this all starts.

Consequently, facing the reality of the situation is the only smart and wise choice to make, as denial of the truth never changes it.  Nevertheless, most people will not be real, so if you find yourself siding with the majority and viewing the state of affairs some other way than what the Bible honestly states, beware, for broad is the way to destruction and many are those who go down it (Matthew 7:13-14).

God is doing it this way to force all of humanity off the fence to make their choice.  It would be better to surrender to His lordship and ask forgiveness through the blood of Jesus Christ, the only sin solvent or remedy available to mankind, than to die in your sin and paying the price for it in the lake of fire for all eternity (John 5:24, 8:24 & 14:6, along with Revelation 20:11-15).  The choice is yours, however choose wisely, because once you draw your last breath in this world, you will not have a second chance to change your mind, as the deal will be sealed forever (Hebrews 9:27).  So, don’t gamble or mess around, for you do not know if you have tomorrow (2 Corinthians 6:2).

 

The Physical Resurrection of Jesus Christ – Did it Happen?

According to the verifiable historic record and the evidence that is admissible as reliable legal documents or accounts in any rational court of law, there is no doubt Jesus Christ rose from the dead three days after He was tortured, abusively beaten and brutally murdered/crucified on the cross.

What evidence do we have?  One place it’s stated for us is in 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, “Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; 8 and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.”

            This is the Apostle Paul telling us there are over 500 witnesses who saw Jesus, most of who were still alive at that time and could be looked up and checked out as to their testimony.  Paul had been one of the vilest persecutors of the followers of Jesus, and Jesus Himself showed up right in the middle of one of Paul’s inquisitions to stop Christianity from spreading any further, and He stopped Paul dead in his tracks (Acts 9:1-31).  As a result, a man who was certain the resurrection did not happen and would kill to prove his opinion was right, all of a sudden completely flipped and changed sides.  Also, Paul was blinded by Jesus and a few days later Paul miraculously received back his sight. 

            Besides all the eye witnesses seeing, hearing and even touching (“doubting” Thomas – John 20:24-29) Jesus after His resurrection, the question of how the disciples, all scared and doubtful after Jesus was murdered, could just immediately flip and become so bold to risk their lives.  Beyond this, they held their testimony all the way to their graves, not one altered what they had witnessed.  No one would keep a lie going for that long, especially if it costs so much to do it.  Further, where (or really who) did the disciples get the miracle working power from (see the book of Acts)?  Something powerful and supernatural had transformed them, and they all claimed it was the reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ to their dying breath.

            We must be careful on two points here, as doubts may be normal for some concerning the resurrection of Jesus Christ from a mere human standpoint.  Yet, Satan’s first four words to humanity were “Indeed, has God said” – Genesis 3:1.  The devil is all about getting humans to doubt/reject God’s word.  Even though God is truth itself (John 14:6) and He cannot lie (Titus 1:2).  The devil knows doubt destroys and he wants to destroy every human that has ever existed.

            This is why we are told to test ourselves to see if we are really in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5).  So, how does one know if they are truly a born again child of God in the faith (John 3)?  The Holy Spirit witnesses to our spirit that we are God’s child and this is how we KNOW we have eternal life and that Jesus was resurrected, and is alive (Romans 8:16 and 1 John 5:7-13)!

 

 

        The Critical Three Cs of Christian Theology
    (The Creation, The Cross & The Consumm
ation)

 These are likely the three most important reference points for a person’s theological understanding. They are like points of orientation a sharp shooter might use to align their projectile to hit the target with absolute precision. If any one of them are off, then the bullseye of the target will be missed. Since, two of these three biblical points are at the beginning and end, it becomes imperative to make sure we have them right, if we really want to be on target with our understanding of God’s message to humanity.

      Many have argued that the point in-between, the Cross, is the only point that matters and the rest is “not essential”. Though it may be true Salvation of the soul is the most important point, as far as a person’s eternal destination, many get this in-between point wrong, because they do not understand the beginning and the end correctly. And believe it or not, the Bible actually tells us this can directly affect (or perhaps it’s better to say reveal) whether salvation is genuine (see Deuteronomy 4:2:12:32 and Revelation 22:18-19).

The First Critical “C” Point

      For instance, how does one explain the realistic need for the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as humanity’s only hope for the redemption from sin and our salvation without a proper understanding of the creation? For once we deviate from the literal context of Genesis, which tells us that God made His very first creation of the heavens and the earth (Revelation 21:1) in six literal days, claiming His creation was “good” at that point (Genesis 1:31), then the Cross becomes muddled and even unnecessary. This is true because the fall which brought the introduction of the destructive power of sin, via the first man and woman, would then not be the reason for all the death and suffering we see, as it would have existed prior to their existence and the incident in the Garden of Eden.

      Numerous false narratives have had as their premise that the six days cannot be literal. Thus, death and suffering existed within the cosmos long before humanity arrived on the scene. Many in the Church have submitted to this deeply flawed conclusion, promoted from pseudo-scientific mythology, that only long periods of time could have produced what we see, even though good scientific laws and real observational science directly and overwhelmingly contradicts this nonsense.

      Therefore, without sin literally being caused by the fall of a historical Adam and Eve, in their choice to disobey God, bringing about the sin contamination of the entire human race (the original sin, which directly affects selfishness, pride and the evil that flows out from it), then there really is no need for a Savior from “sin”, because it just becomes an arbitrary concept that can be easily dismissed as an invention of religious rhetoric and mythology. Even the atheists mock the Christians who compromise on this point, because they understand this logical conclusion.

      The Hebrew context is clear, as to the meaning, despite the many claims by the so-called “experts” (false teachers) to reinterpret the Genesis creation account, away from of its straightforward contextual meaning. “Yom” (the Hebrew word for day) is surrounded by the cardinal numbers and the term “there was evening and there was morning”, which means it was literal 24-hour days that were being spoken about. This leaves no one the room to go outside Genesis and search for “Yom” being defined differently by other surrounding context and then take the meaning from that passage and inappropriately insert it, with the alternate connotation, back into Genesis, to redefine the meaning out of context falsely. But many knowingly do this very thing. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing and you should be aware of them and their tactics.

      Thus, a literal, historical fall that introduced sin’s destructive, ruinous control over the souls of all humanity is an essential first point of theology and renders everything else in the Bible null and void if it is not understood correctly, including the meaning of the Cross. If anyone tells you anything different, then they are straight-up lying to you.

The Second Critical “C” Point

      The Cross is only fully understood in light of the Old Testament. The need for a Savior, from our impossible predicament of sin’s power over our soul, which eternally condemns us to Hell (the lake of fire), all starts with the fall in Genesis and follows through with the giving of the Law through Moses (God’s standard for perfection). Further, the hopeless condition of our soul, and need for the coming Messiah (Savior/Redeemer), is clarified by the prophets.

      When the Old Testament is read with proper understanding, we see that it is telling us that God’s Holy standard (i.e., the Ten Commandments), to make it into His presence in Heaven and live with Him forever, is impossible for any mere human to achieve. God did not give us His perfect Law to accomplish, but rather to school us on just how short we all fall of His glorious standard of perfection and righteousness. Additionally, God used His Law to point us to the real need for a solution, outside of our own ability to resolve our sin problem.

      A perfect sacrifice had to be offered to pay for our sin. But the blood of animals was not sufficient, as it only provided a temporary appeasement or fix, because we keep on sinning. God knew we would need an eternal, permanent resolution for our sin problem and we did not have the answer to solve it. This is true because each sin we commit requires the death penalty and we are all guilty, having hundreds and thousands of death sentences upon us. This is why, in a display of His great love for us, God decided to become the perfect sacrifice for us. He took on human flesh (John chapter 1), lived a perfect (sinless) life (Matthew 5:17 & John 8:46) and then allowed Himself to be sacrificed on our behalf. God has visited humanity already, His name was Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who lovingly gave Himself for us on the Cross (John 3:16).

      Those who honestly receive His sacrifice on their behalf, will be forgiven of their sin. Those who love their life, and the sin that goes with it, will be eternally quarantined in the lake of fire with the sin that must go there (John 3:18; 3:36), before God makes the new heavens and earth in perfection and without sin, for all who loved Him, to dwell there with Him forever.

      Sadly, the majority of humanity will choose to love their sin and their self, instead of their Creator (Matthew 7:13-14). Thus, they will be consigned to the lake of fire. When one considers what an amazing act of humility and love it was for God to leave Heaven and come down to earth to sacrifice Himself, in the person of His only Son, Jesus Christ, for our many horrible sins, then it is easy to realize hell is more than justified for those who reject and mock what He did for us. Woe unto those who choose to do this.

      “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast – Ephesians 2:8-9”. Those who think that they can earn God’s favor with good deeds completely underestimate the power of even one “small” sin to wholly condemn the human soul for eternity. This has to be the greatest misunderstanding on the planet!

      It takes the blood of Jesus’ sacrifice to remove sin from our soul; nothing else has the power to do it. This is why Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me – John 14:6” and “Therefore, I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins – John 8:24”. Repentance from our sins and faith in Jesus Christ’s provision, submitting to Him as our Lord and Savior, is the only to get our name permanently secured in the book of life and go to Heaven.

      The Bible confirms this when it gives us a peak into what happens at the final judgment. This passage in Revelation 20:11-15 tells us that all who are trusting in their deeds gain God’s favor and save them will be thrown into the lake of fire (Hell). “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”

      This passage refutes all the false, works-based religions of man on the earth (including those inside Christendom), demonstrating that the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross is the only narrow door through which we can gain entrance to God’s presence to live with Him forever. Saving grace is a pure gift of holiness and righteousness from the Creator. God’s word, or man’s word, which will we believe?

The Third Critical “C” Point

      God spent over 25% of His word speaking to the events surrounding the consummation, or His second coming (return) to planet Earth. So, even if the majority of humanity and most in the Church contend that it is irrelevant and unimportant, God obviously has a different perspective on it, since it is the single most covered topic in all of His message to humanity. Further, God offers a very unique blessing to those who are willing to read and heed His prophetic predictions. In fact, the book of Revelation comes book-ended with this special divine blessing (Revelation 1:3; 22:7), which no other book ever written has been given, inside or outside the Bible!

      Further, God warned that there would be severe consequences for those who would seek to add to or take away from His prophetic message (Revelation 22:18-19). The warning should be taken seriously by all who say they fear (respect) God. For the Lord indicates that they will not have a place in Heaven, where the tree of life resides and from the holy city, if they take away from the correct prophetic fulfillment of His message.

      This should make many greatly afraid, as most have violated the prime directive of biblical prophecy, “that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation” (2 Peter 1:20). For many have sinned against this and are in need of some serious repentance. Many Christian leaders casually and freely teach misrepresenting the truth about prophecy; regurgitating the popular narratives to the body of Christ. Almost all are completely unaware that God gave us a biblical blueprint to go by, which we must conform to, so that we can understand it. One interpretation with one fulfillment is the only way it can be.

      Eschatology has become controversial because no one is willing to fully adhere to the blueprint God gave us in Scripture. So, they all fight over their various private interpretations, creating confusion and division, while making certain they don’t allow room for reasonable debate to permit the body of Christ to understand God’s real message. Satan could not be more pleased in how the leaders and gatekeepers of information within the Christian Industrial Complex have misrepresented God’s Prophetic word and control the narrative. And all this, while the Church sleep-walks into the darkest and most deceptive time of humanity’s existence. Anyone who thinks it will make no real difference is both very ignorant and seriously deceived.

      The Apostle Paul told us what to expect and what we should know, but his words have been ignored and spun out of context repeatedly. In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, Paul told us that Christians (sons of light and sons of day) should be aware of when the “day of the Lord” will arrive, so that it would not “overtake” us like a thief, like it will with the world. So, two important questions must be asked here. First, can Christians be overtaken by an event that we are not around to experience? (Obviously not.) Second, what is the day of the Lord? I’ll defer to Dr. Charles Ryrie, in his study Bible notes, who gave a good definition for the day of the Lord.

      The following is quoted from the study Bible notes of Charles C. Ryrie, Th.D, Ph.D., page 1809, on the scripture reference of 1 Thessalonians 5:2, “the day of the Lord – An extended period of time, beginning with the tribulation and including the events of the second coming of Christ and the millennial kingdom on earth.” (Some places to confirm this are found in Isaiah chapters 2-4 & Zechariah chapters 12-14 where ‘in that day’ or ‘on that day’ speaks indirectly, yet clearly, to the day of the Lord, in which the context is referring to both the time during the “Tribulation” and the millennial kingdom blessing.)


      Often when the day of the Lord is used in Scripture it is referring to events that take place in the last 3 ½ years of Daniel’s seventieth week (or the great tribulation). But it is not exclusive to that particular time frame, as 2 Peter 3:10 states, “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up”. According to Revelation 20:7-11, this is at the end of the thousand-year reign of Christ when the entire physical universe disappears at the time of the great white throne judgment.


      Here is where the most rigid and narrow view of this term, “the day of the Lord”, as being just within the last half of Daniel’s seventieth week or the last 3½ years of the tribulation (the great tribulation), fails within the context. So, discerning the context to carefully look for which part of the 1007 years of “the day of the Lord” that is being addressed is absolutely essential for correct exegesis of the time frame that is being referred to in the passage. If this is not practiced properly, confusion will most certainly result, and many have made this mistake in their private interpretations.

      Thus, knowing what the day of the Lord actually is, helps us determine when it will come. Good students of Bible prophecy know that the 70th week of Daniel (the 7-yr. Tribulation) will start with the signing of the seven-year peace covenant by the Antichrist (Daniel 9:27). This is also the beginning of the day of the Lord. So, Christians who are awake and discerning biblical prophecy correctly will be looking for this event and the things that will lead up to it. As a result, they will not be overtaken by it. Nor will they believe the false teaching that has been telling many Christians that they will be exempt from entering into the day of the Lord. In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, the Apostle Paul tells us that our gathering together will be within the day of the Lord and follow after the apostasy and the revealing of the man of lawlessness (the Antichrist, which first happens at the signing of the seven-year peace covenant).

      The immediate objection that is raised at this point is the fact that Christians are not destined for the wrath of God. This is completely true, as I Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9-10 tells us this. However, those usually objecting do not realize that the wrath of God has been redefined for them by the private interpreters, outside the context of the Scripture. Most false teaching redefines the wrath of God as being contained in the 21 Tribulation judgments listed in the book of Revelation. Yet, the Bible tells us something quite different. To unpack this redefinition/deception we are going to have to go a little deeper, so put your waders on.

      Christians, who are not destined for the wrath of God, will supposedly not have to go through the Tribulation. Yet, it cannot be substantiated biblically as a valid argument, because in this particular case the theory being espoused wrongly equates the word “judgment”, as it relates to all the Tribulation judgments, as being “the wrath of God”. And again, although God has brought many judgments throughout history, the wrath of God is specifically marked out for us in the Bible (as examined in the verses listed below) and it does not equate to every single one of the Tribulation judgments, but instead, only seven of them.

      The double definite article used in the Greek text sets a very specific parameter and definition for the term “the wrath of the God”, in Revelation 15:7, making it a very explicit future event that has a very specific beginning, and end, to it. Therefore, it can only have ONE specific starting point!

      Understanding the wrath of God is a two-fold process in the Scriptures, because it was not all addressed and written down in the same place for us within the book of Revelation. Thus, we must discern the harmony within the timing and the description from two different locations. The description of what it is and where it is contained within is set forth for us in Revelation chapters 15 and 16, where the wrath of God is plainly stated. Revelation 15:1 states, “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels who had seven plagues, which are the last, because in them the wrath of God is finished.” Revelation 15:7 states, “And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever.” Revelation 16:1 states, “And I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God into the earth.”

      Now, the second part we must look into is the timing of the wrath of God. When does the wrath of God officially begin on the prophetic timetable? It must be understood that there are only two specific scriptural references in the Bible that are offered to us, which speak to the possible timing issue of wrath of God, and they are found in the book of Revelation. So, now it must be determined which one could be correct.

      So then, where Does God’s Wrath Actually Start? The first and most common choice is the time spoken of in Revelation chapter 6:12-17, when very frightened men declare the sixth seal judgment to be the wrath of God, as some of the Pre-Wrath Rapture theorists have done). The second choice comes from God’s direct edict, from His throne room in Heaven, concerning the beginning of His wrath in Revelation 11:18. This second option is the only choice that does not have men’s opinions attached to it. And since there can be only one beginning for the wrath of the God, this second selection, which was spoken forth from God’s throne room in Heaven, definitely appears to be the wisest choice.

      In Revelation 6:15-17 we are told, “And the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come; and who is able to stand?’” Yet, notice carefully who is making the declaration here in this passage.

      We need to be prudent and study the context and all that is mentioned to us about the wrath of God. Those who see this as the wrath of God overlook the fact that this is only the sixth judgment, of twenty-one judgments listed in their order, where a collective group of very frightened men (many with the blood of the saints still fresh on their hands from the fifth seal judgment involving a mass slaughter/martyrdom of Christians) presume that the terrifying sixth seal judgment they are witnessing is “the wrath of God”. A coming punishment that they were likely warned about while they were butchering the Christian men, women and children during the fifth seal judgment.

      Another caution must be noted here, as several interpreters have made the mistake of combining all the passages with similar cosmic disturbances into basically one event, and then placing the outcome at the very end of the seven-year Tribulation. However, careful examination of the context of the passages of the various cosmic events does not allow for this, and neither does the overall context of the book of Revelation. For instance, in the sixth seal judgment the sun turns black and the moon turns blood red, which likely is caused from all the seismic activity of every mountain and island being moved out of their places creating massive volcanic eruptions. Yet, in the fourth trumpet judgment, a different event transpires, where one third of the light from the sun, moon and stars are smitten in order that they only give of partial light. This likely means that the volcanic ash may block off the sun for a short time during the sixth seal judgment, and then later, as the ash thins out in the atmosphere, the moon will appear red. Then, the ash would eventually settle down, with the atmosphere being to be able to return back to normal for a while. But later, at the forth trumpet judgment, God does something unique, by supernatural means, or perhaps by more volcanic ash, and one third of the sun, moon and stars in the sky do not give off their light (Revelation 8:12). Finally, in the fifth bowl judgment God causes a complete blackout of the sun and its light is not mentioned as returning (Revelation 16:10; 22:5 and Isaiah 60:19-20). So, making the presupposition that these events are all equal descriptions of the same earth shaking and/or cosmic disturbance is not a very good analysis, or proper exegesis.

      Now, let’s assess the other direct biblical mention for the timing of God’s wrath. In Revelation 11:18 we are told, “And the nations were enraged, and Thy wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to give their reward to Thy bond-servants the prophets and to the saints and to those who fear Thy name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.” This is the first time that it is officially announced from Heaven (Revelation 11:16-17) as being the actual time/place that God’s wrath is mentioned as coming or beginning.

      This edict from the throne room of God is not creative, speculative or a man centered opinion in any way. This allows the description given in Revelation chapters fifteen and sixteen to stand in defining what “the wrath of the God” actually is. For the timing of Revelation 11:18 is sequentially and directly connected to Revelation chapter sixteen, because the next three, intermittent chapters in the book of Revelation are primarily describing events that fall between the seventh trumpet judgment and the first bowl/vial judgment. Revelation chapter twelve goes further outside the immediate description to add the past and future battles that take place between God and Satan, with the later battle ultimately being connected to the mark of the beast. As we read through Revelation chapters thirteen and fourteen, they primarily concentrate on the many other events that surround the mark of the beast. Since, the wrath of God must have a single starting point, Revelation 11:18 has to be the time that God’s wrath genuinely begins, because of the authority of the source of the announcement, the timing that takes place sequentially within the book of Revelation and the simple process of logical elimination, as it can only begin once by definition, because of the double definite articles used in the Greek. The one mention in these intermittent chapters concerning the wrath of God is done in a descriptive contrast of the harvest of the righteous, during the mark of the beast, against the harvest of the wicked (Revelation 14:19-20), which occurs later at Armageddon, which is meant to be understood within the defined timing of God’s wrath explained within Revelation chapters 15 & 16.

      Therefore, once we understand that the Bible has defined the parameters of God’s wrath (starting during the initiation of the mark of the beast and lasting through the entire great tribulation, the last three and one half years of the seven year Tribulation), we can correctly apply verses like 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9, which state that Christians will not be going through God’s wrath. This proper insight brings additional illumination to the subject as well, for it excludes all the Rapture theories that attempt to place the Rapture after the issuing of mark of the beast, because the mark is directly associated with the pouring out of God’s wrath that is contained within the seven bowl judgments (Revelation 15:7-16:2). Additionally, it also helps us understand that attempting to define the entire twenty-one judgments of the seven-year Tribulation as being “the wrath of God” dramatically fails when one considers the fifth seal judgment, in which Christians are horrifically slaughtered all across the earth, because Christians are not going through God’s wrath (Revelation 6:9-11). In other words, the mass martyrdom of Christians in the 5th seal judgment is an overwhelming problem for the 21 judgments of Revelation equaling the wrath of God assumption.

      Now, if you made it this far, congratulations, because you now know more than 99% of what most Christians know concerning the day of the Lord and the wrath of God. And it gives you a distinct advantage to be among those who will fulfill Daniel 12:3, a privileged class of evangelical Christians indeed.

 

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        The State of The Modern Church:  It’s Broken!

 

 

(An Assessment of the State of the Modern Church: It’s Broken and in need of serious reformation, without which certain judgment can be expected – 1 Peter 4:17-19).

Why are most Christian denominations, including Bible based, evangelical churches today, failing to influence the culture and struggling to see the body of Christ become active and vibrant with evangelism and discipleship?

Primarily, there has been a move away from healthy, biblical based church function, to a more liberal form of “Christianity”, that seeks to make “good people” that are more tolerable to the world.  Sin is being overlooked and church discipline has been largely abandoned.  Sadly, where church discipline is even practiced, in most cases it has become abusive and is used as a means of authoritarian control by the leadership, too often slander, ostracize and ruin all who would dare question the sin being exercised and false teaching being promoted.  Additionally, it has become glaringly one-sided, as realistic biblical reproof cannot be applied to the leadership, except in some rare cases of gross and obvious sin that can’t be covered up with lies and hush money.  This is what has caused some to claim that many within the church leadership are cult-like.  It is boarder-line, because their unbiblical approach is very authoritarian, and thus controlling, which given enough time will end up transforming into a religious cult, as all authoritarian religious organizations of men do succumb to this malady historically, given enough time.  Sadly, the current hierarchical structure in most denominations (and non-denominational churches) is a pyramid scheme of control that does not represent anything close to the biblical structure given to us in the New Testament.

Yet, this is only one aspect of concern, as the Holy Spirit is being grieved and the leadership, which has become very defiant in regard to their position and the “doctrines” that maintain them, as they openly usurp the Holy Spirit’s leading in a person’s spiritual life and kingdom walk, and demand adherents of their flock to be conformed in their misplaced idea of a limited, “cookie cutter” image for a Christian. 

You see, all twenty, or so, gifts of the Holy Spirit are not accepted, except in the charismatic branches of the Church (where Scriptural order, practice and discernment of the spirits are usually ignored.  Thus, the problem in this branch of Christianity, with only extremely rare exceptions, is a massive number of false apostles, false prophets and false teachers that that are distorting the scriptures to fleece the flock, while doing next door to nothing to truly advance the kingdom of God, i.e., 80%+ of the televangelist).  While, just as bad, in the more “biblically sound” Bible teaching churches, several of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are claimed to have ended with the Apostles deaths, and so there is less overt madness, yet much of it is just ear-tickling, false teaching for sheep who prefer their food laced with valium.  So, none of the current church systems are actually practicing true, biblical Christianity.  They are using bits and pieces of it to present what appears to be real, but it is really more like an elaborate fake Hollywood set that is hollow and empty once you walk behind it.

Yet, this directly contradicts the context of teaching given on the Holy Spirit’s gifts in 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14.  In the last part of Chapter 13, we are told that the partial (all the gifts spread throughout the body of Christ) won’t pass away until the perfect comes … when we see Jesus face to face, which will not happen until Jesus returns for His Church (also, confer with Ephesians 4:11-13). The passage is talking about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, not Jesus as the word of God, which anti-charismatics wish to improperly insert into the context to avoid the obvious (that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still with us today)!  So, why do these church leaders only want selective gifts to exist and seek to do away with several others?   I’m so glad you asked.

Well, read the passage carefully and you’ll see the order given for authority in the Church.  “And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues” (1 Corinthians 12:28).  Add to this the designation of true Apostles is “signs and wonders and miracles” (2 Corinthians 12:12) and the function of prophets and tongues in a church assembly (1 Corinthians 14) and just about all of these false shepherds lose their coveted positions of “top authority” and complete control of their business!  For the highest position that the vast majority of these usurpers can be is third down the line in the hierarchy for true Church authority!  BOOM!  Now you know why they are lying and teaching false doctrine in this area!

In the “Bible” churches, the gifts of the Holy Spirit are narrowed down to just a few that serve their purpose to help run their businesses with free, voluntary labor.  Now, to be sure, those with the gifts of service, giving, helps, administration, mercy, and/or maybe exhortation and infrequently teaching (only those who comply to a positive effort in supporting these usurpers business agenda are allowed to teach) can find a place to use their gifts in such an environment.  But the other 2/3rds of the body of Christ is not welcome in this business first, ministry second setting.  In the charismatic side of the Church, it is run with the same support for the bottom line of their business and very strongly controlled to quench any objections to false teaching and run off and put out of favor all who would dare to question “the Lord’s anointed”, which is even more cult-like. 

Testing the spirits and holding people, especially those in leadership, to biblical accountability by the contextual authority of God’s word is not allowed.  It reminds me a lot of what we see happening to whistle blowers on government and corporate corruption; 99%+ are ruined by those controlling the system, and most of them are silenced and abandoned for doing the right thing that usually just gets swept under the rug, and the corruption continues on, often increasing, while the perpetrators generally go untouched.

Ever felt shut out, shunned or ostracized?  If you don’t dance to these false teacher’s business tune – well then you just don’t belong there and “you would be happier in some other church”.  But it’s this way basically everywhere, and then these same church leaders are so perplexed why so many have left or are just minimally attending.  Then they love to apply a guilt and condemnation against those who don’t conform to their idolatrous images of their god and religious system.  They have left a long trail of hurt, wounded, un-discipled believers to fend for themselves, while treating them as outcasts and sinners.  The Pharisees could not have done a better job!  

You know it is a business first operation, when they willfully avoid, or pervert, certain parts of Scripture, especially when it is what people in the modern culture really wants to hear.  Now, to the credit of a few evangelical church, they have not caved in on many of the social issues that the Bible clearly defines as sin, but these disappearing with each passing day.  However, when it comes to an honest evaluation of the things like the above mentioned gifts of the Holy Spirit and facilitating all believers to truly know their gifts to be able to function in the Body of Christ as the Scripture portrays for them to be used by God for His kingdom, or even speaking to the importance eschatology that does not violate the edict of “no private interpretation” (2 Peter 1:16-21), for the 25% of Scripture that is involved with the events surrounding the very soon return of Jesus Christ, then they fall woefully short with their lip service and grade out at “C-“ Christians, when they are at their very best (due to all the doctrinal deficiencies). 

Sadly, most “Christians” are quite content to be average to below average.  And although some just don’t know better, they are very happy to remain with the status quo, because it’s easier, “more comfortable” and they are being told by the usurpers that they are grade “A” Christians for submitting to their knock-off brand of pseudo-spirituality for being a Christian.

This is a fulfillment of the ear-tickling and heaping up of teachers in accordance to their own desires, as 2 Timothy 4:3-4 prophesied would come.  The Church is about to be hit with a 300-foot spiritual Tsunami, prophetically speaking, as this apostasy is like a great gathering of water that has become too excessive and dangerous behind a dam that is ready to burst because it can no longer hold the pressure. Most are entirely clueless to the severe consequences that are literally just around the corner, as the rise of the Mother of Harlots and the beast will soon be a horrifying reality.

For those reading this who want to be informed to understand the things God has told us in His word, then you are encouraged to go to this link and begin to see the real journey God has for us: 

http://truthandlife.us/prophecy-101/#A%2040,000-Foot%20Flyover


HOW CAN I KNOW THERE IS A GOD?

 (Taken from Pastor Robert Jeffress series, “How Can I Know?”)

There are many things that tell us God is there:

1.) The cosmological evidence: Why is there something, rather than nothing?  The naturalist had dogmatically concluded – Nothing x No One = Everything.  This defies all the observable laws of science, and it is a serious contradiction for the atheist who claims to base all their science on order, instead of random chaos.  Trying to make such a wild exception for the origin of the universe is unscientific nonsense and it is why they run away from the term they first used, spontaneous generation, because they know how foolish it makes them look, even though they still want to believe in it.

2.) The teleological evidence: How do one explain the extremely complex design within our universe?  It took just the right amount of initial matter to make it.  Where did that matter come from?  There are at least 122 necessary components that have to be in existence PERFECTLY for the earth to sustain life.  Slight imbalances in any direction for most all of them would cancel out all life as we know it.  The right mix of atmosphere, the correct distance from the sun, the right gravity that must remain very steady, etc.  The odds of this are 10 to the 138th power.  

HOWEVER, it gets even more impossible when we more down to examine things on the cellular level.  All the parts had to be in place and functioning at the same time in the beginning, which has been estimated to be about a 1 in 10 to the 40,000th power by the well-respected scientist Sir Fred Hoyle.  Anything over 1 in 10 to the 200th power is considered outside the possibility of any random chance, regardless of the amount of time one would wish to give it.  Thus, even if one took the flawed position of an eternal universe (it is expanding and thus had a beginning and this is contrary to the 2nd law of thermodynamics), it still would never happen by itself.    

This problem was one of many reasons why the invention of “multiple universes” was created.  Yet, the existence of multiple universes would be harder to prove than God, which only proves just how remarkable the faith of some atheists really can be.  And that’s just one cell, think of the trillions
of complex cells that make up the human body to form even higher complex
mechanisms like the eye!  The multiple universe theory is like saying that
if you put all the parts for a jetliner in an infinite number of wind tunnels
for an infinite amount of time, eventually a jet would come together just like
one assembled at the factor.  Sorry, but chunky dust is the best you would
ever get from such an absurd method.

3.) The anthropological evidence:  How do you explain mankind, without a Designer/Creator?  Our existence – observational science demonstrates to us repeatedly on a daily basis that life only comes from life (the law of biogenesis).  Human consciousness – our awareness of ourselves (rocks can’t do that), our awareness of God (animals don’t build alters and idols, or burn incense).  

Why would humans accept persecution and death for their belief, unless they
innately understand they were made for another world (the spiritual dimension
beyond the material existence)?  If it were just some “genetic defect” as
the atheist wish to postulate, then why does over 90 % of humanity believe in a God of some kind?  Genetic defects are commonly found in the minority of
the population of a species, so this argument would actually mean it is the
atheists that are defective.   

Finally, how would you explain our awareness of morality (right and
wrong)?  Those who would say there are no absolutes (an oxymoron) would be quick to say it was wrong for someone to rape and kill them and steal
everything they had without consequence.  Some counter with it is all
taken from “society’s opinion”, yet when society decides to enslave, rape,
murder, or steal from THEM, then that opinion can be conveniently be
overridden.  The arguments against moral awareness are vain and
hypocritical.

4.)  The experiential evidence:  Why do people keep finding God if He does not exist?  Over 500 eyewitnesses saw the resurrected Christ.  The disciples did not expect the resurrection, as they went into hiding after Jesus was crucified.  They went on, after seeing the evidence of Jesus resurrected to tell the whole world, displaying the same miraculous power Jesus did and at a great cost to themselves; against their own self-interests. 

There is the choice to follow the objective evidence, which is all around us, or there is the subjective choice to believe something else in spite of the evidence.  And don’t think it does not matter either, for as Mortimer Adler said, “More consequences for life and action follow from the affirmation or denial of God, than from any other question”.


                       How Can I Know the Bible is True?

(Taken in part from Pastor Robert Jeffress series on “How Can I Know”, and from information with The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict By Josh McDowell.)

First, what does it mean that the Bible is true?

It speaks forth God’s authoritative message to mankind concerning doctrine, theology, character, purpose, etc. without error.  It is a finished product that cannot and will not be overturned with time.

The Bible itself makes these claims, which is important, because if it did not, then any claim of authority would be coming from just the outside and the critics would be quick to assert that the Bible never made such a claim for its authority from the Creator.  But it does.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 states, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

Jesus said, “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.  For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” (Matthew 5:17-18)

 Jude 3 states, “Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.”

 It is stated in Galatians 1:8, “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!”

 Also, God made it clear that the Bible was not to be altered, “You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you”. (Deuteronomy 4:2) “Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it”. (Deuteronomy 12:32) “I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if

anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18-19)

Yet, one of the best proofs is that God challenged anyone else to write a book and predict the future has He has in His word.  “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the
last, And there is no God besides Me.  ‘Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; yes, let him recount it to Me in order, from the time that I established the ancient nation.  And let them declare to them the things that are coming and the events that are going to take place’” (Isaiah 44:6-7).

And again, God seals it by saying, “for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” (2 Peter
1:21)

As Dr. Charles Ryrie put it, “Inspiration is God’s superintending of human authors so that, using their own individual personalities, they composed and recorded without error in the words of the original autographs His revelation to man”.

Some of it was direct word for word (i.e., the Ten Commandments written by the finger of God and various prophetic words given) and some of it was given indirectly through the anointing of the Holy Spirit. (See Exodus 20, Isaiah 1:2, Jeremiah 1:1-2, Psalm 95:7b-8, and Hebrews 3:7 relating to Psalm 95 for just a few.)

It is important to understand that God’s “revelation” does include mentioning the lies of Satan and men, emotional outbursts and situations, quotes from non-believers and the record of certain sins committed (even by those who wrote it, which is telling of its inspiration, because this is not what people would normally do, if they were making it up or writing it to talk about themselves).

The words of the original texts were without error.  Minor and insignificant copyist’s errors do exist, but no doctrinal truth is altered one bit by them.
Additionally, there are certain translation/version problems, because anyone
can write their own adaptation, and several have done just that, because of the profit on book sales that the Bible generates.  So, one must be careful in
selecting a scholarly version that was done by people who wished to remain true to the manuscripts from the originals.  The NASB and ESV are quality
translations.

The authority and authenticity of the Bible was claimed by Jesus several times:

And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? (Matthew 19:4-5)

But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophetfor just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” (Matthew 12:39-40)

“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as
in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying
and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they
did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will
the coming of the Son of Man be
.” (Matthew 24:37-39)

“But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God: ‘I am (not was) the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”
(Matthew 22:31-32)

And again, Jesus said, “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.  For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” (Matthew
5:17-18)

The authority and authenticity of the Bible was claimed by the apostles as well:

Paul demonstrated it in 1 Timothy 5:18 where he wrote, “For the Scripture says, ‘You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing,’ (from Deuteronomy 25:4) and ‘The laborer is worthy of his wages’ (from Luke 10:7)”.

Peter showed it in 2 Peter 3:15-16 where he stated, “and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.”

Fulfilled Prophecy makes its own case.

There are numerous examples of this.  One is the prophecy concerning Cyrus, the ruler of Persia.  In Isaiah 44:28 it states, “It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He
is My shepherd!  And he will perform all My desire.’ And he declares of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’ And of the temple, ‘Your foundation will be laid.’”.
  This was stated in 539 BC well before Cyrus had even been
born, one 150 years in advance, that Cyrus would be the name of the ruler, who would order the return of the Jews to their land!

Another example is found when Isaiah prophesied in 700 B.C. that Babylon (not a real power then, to be a threat to Israel at the time) would overthrow Judah, which happened over a century later in 586 B.C. (Isaiah 39:5-6).  Also, Isaiah and Daniel predicted that Persia would then, in turn, conquer Babylon afterward. (Isaiah 21:9 and Daniel 2:36-39; 8:20)

Prophecies concerning Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

There were over 61 major prophecies for the Messiah.  Of these 61, many of them were entirely beyond human manipulation for a would-be-“messiah”.  Things like the place of His birth (Micah 5:2), the time of His birth (Daniel 9:25), the manner of His birth (Isaiah 7:14), His betrayal for thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12), the manner of His death (Psalm 22:16), for crucifixion had not even been invented at that time, the people’s reaction to His death (Psalm 22:7-8) and His burial in a rich man’s tomb (Isaiah 53:9).

If we take just eight of these types of non-manipulative prophecies, the odds of probability for their fulfillment would be 1 x 10 to the 17th power.  The odds
of just eight of these types of prophecy being fulfilled would be like piling
up the entire state of Texas with silver dollars, two feet deep and then putting
an “X” on one and randomly burying it somewhere in the mix.  Then, we would send a blind man into the state, ask him to wander around for miles and miles, and then finally at a whim reach down and put up one coin, and
never have another chance to try again.  The chances of him selecting the
coin with the “X” on it are 1 x 10 to the 17th power.  It’s not going to happen!  And that’s just eight of the prophecies!

The Unity of the Bible.

Just think about all the controversial topics that the Bible covers:  The character of God, man, Satan, sin, Heaven, Hell, origins, morals, etc.  Yet, we have an amazing consistency of theme and topics from the beginning to end.  What makes this so astonishing is that the Bible was written by 40 different authors over 1500 year time span, on at least three continents (separated by 2000 miles) and in three different languages.  These people came from all walks of life and various cultural influences.  They held different positions,
from kings to poor men, from priests to shepherd and from prophets to
refugees.  Some wrote when happy, others when depressed. 

To understand just how phenomenal this really is let’s move this into our modern world and severely limit the variables.  Let’s say we took 40 people all working in the same country (say France), speaking the same language, from the same culture, and all working in the same field (say accounting).  Then, we asked each of these 40 individuals to write down for us there personal views of just origins, God, morals, Heaven, Hell, mankind and Satan.  Then, we would collect all 40 separate volumes and put them together a one big book and call it “the Bible”.  What do you think we would have???  This would be the greatest laughable joke of contradiction and nonsense ever compiled! 
Although some very ignorant and arrogant people on planet Earth love to run
around claiming this is the case with the Bible, it’s just not so, and it is
nothing like the mess we would have if the Bible had been just randomly
scribbled down by men over a millennium and a half.

Again, the odds of this happening by sheer chance would be like having random people, subjectively bring hundreds of thousands of parts to a specific warehouse, over 1500 years.  Then, after the 1500 years all the parts would be assembled together into a perfect cathedral without any single piece missing or broken.  The supernatural is all over this phenomenon and denying the obvious fact of it, just because one chooses to be a diehard naturalist, is truly an extreme state of foolishness.

Moreover, when we look at other books like the Book of Mormon, which has no real historical support or the Qur’an, which was only written down by one man (a violation of the number of {two or three} witnesses for verification from the Law of Moses, by the way), yet none of its 114 Surahs focus on a single theme.  This is why even though such books attempt to use the Bible as a basis for where their faith comes from, they directly contradict it in many ways.

Early Acceptance of the Bible’s Message in Cultures That Were Hostile to it.

 The extent and repetition of acceptance of the message of Jesus Christ during the generation that could verify or deny the reality of the events and miracles could not have happened if it had all just been made up.  Many devout Jews and staunch pagans completely changed their faith and practices, often at the rejection from their culture and family.  In Jerusalem more than 10,000 Jews became followers of Jesus after His resurrection, following the miracle At Pentecost. This kind of massive shift of belief does not take place in a vacuum, or without dramatic evidence.

Most of the New Testament books were written between 40-65 A.D., as not one of them mentioned the fulfillment of Jesus prediction of the city of Jerusalem and the temple being destroyed, which took place in 70 A.D., which would have been noteworthy.

Jesus Christ – a true historical person.

Rarely, someone will go so far as to claim Jesus Christ was not even a true historical person, which is completely absurd on its face, because the same person would not deny Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great, yet there is far more documented evidence for Jesus Christ.  They will go on to vainly assert that there is nothing outside the Bible that mentions the existence of Jesus.

Sadly, there are some people that no matter how much proof you present to them they will never believe it anyway, not because it is not true and well documented, but rather because it interferes with their false belief system, and their ornery, self-justified rebellious position against God. 

In his book, The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict, Josh McDowell, a former embittered atheist himself, givens a plethora of well documented evidence supporting the validity of the Bible.  In this area McDowell points out that there were many extra-biblical historical references to Jesus Christ, and they usually were from people who were antagonistic to Christianity, which makes them very good witnesses, since they had nothing to gain by admitting the existence to the historical reality of something they disdained.  Many of these individuals are well regarded as excellent historians as well.  There was
Cornelius Tacitus, Lucian of Samosata, Suetonius, Pliny the Younger, Thallus,
Phlegon, Mara Bar-Serapion and yes, Josephus.  The notable details and
documentation are all in McDowell’s book for those who need to see them.
 Also, you can go to
Josh.org for a wealth of free information on this
topic.

Archaeological Evidences – Although archaeology cannot prove the Bible conclusively, because we likely won’t ever dig up everything, it has never controverted the Bible, which is highly significant.  Further, considering just how much has been dig up over the years showing the Bible’s historicity to be valid, it is strong verification that goes well beyond coincidence. 

Additionally, we have historical documentation of the many writings of the early church era.  Letters found from some of the early church leaders alone contain quotations of all but eleven verses of the New Testament.  This
demonstrates that the verses were not changed or full of errors as liberal
(unbelieving) “Christian” and secular scholars wish to mislead people
to believe.  No doctrinal changes are found and a solid preservation of
the text has been maintained over the years.  People seek to discredit the
New Testament merely on the basis that if it is true, then it ends all support
for what they want to believe in, which is to the contrary.  For the
authoritative meaning of the New Testament greatly bothers the proud and
rebellious of heart who wish to avoid accountability to the true Creator, the
God of the Bible, based on His terms, instead of theirs. 

 Evidence For The Old Testament

In 1964, the ancient clay tablets of Ebla found in northern Syria from the third millennia B.C. mentioned some of the same ancient cities that the Bible speaks of, i.e., Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19), which critics said
never existed, because the cities were only found in the Bible.  (The
attitude/bias that some hold against the Bible is unfounded, yet often very
strong. So, they take the position that since they do not wish to believe the
Bible, if there is no other reference to support it, then it could never have
existed, period.  Such critics have been humiliated often by the latest
archaeological discovery.  Yet, they never seem to learn.)

Jericho (Joshua 6) is another example.  Archaeologists found evidence for the sudden collapse of the cities walls and that the city had not been plundered, but burned.  This fits the biblical account perfectly.

Ashpenaz (Daniel 1:3) used to be ridiculed as a fictitious character, which was cited as “proof” by the skeptics that the book of Daniel was just a made up story.  Yet, a brick was dug up from the ruins of 6th century B.C. Babylon with his name on it.

Even the great king David was considered to be pure Jewish mythology by the hardened doubters, but in 1994 an inscription was unearthed which verified the “House of David”, as if that was needed for any reasonable person.

 Evidence For The New Testament

Luke’s gospel – Sir William Ramsey was a skeptic that sought to discredit the Bible by doing a series of archaeological digs to dispel the Bible’s historical record.  Ramsey particularly focused in on Luke’s gospel, thinking it would be easy to expose.  However, Ramsey repeatedly found that when he explored and investigated for evidence, he found it to be exactly as Luke had recorded
it.  At first, he was stunned, but as his investigation continued over time, he became convinced that Luke was a foremost historian, who had been very
accurate and detailed in his record.  So much so, that he gave his life to
Christ!

Caiaphas the High Priest (Matthew 26:57) and Pontius Pilate (Matthew 27:2) have been verified by archaeological finds, as well as the theater in Ephesus, where Christians disciples associated with Paul were nearly put to death.  These examples are being mentioned here, because the ardent cynics have tried to use these issues as “proof” that the Bible could not possibly be true.  Sadly, this type of person will usually just move on to the next available excuse/item that no outside proof has been discovered for yet and continue on in their assertion that the Bible could not possibly be true, all the while completely ignoring the many significant finds that do verify the bible’s historic authenticity.

Common Objections To The Trustworthiness Of The Bible

The claim is made that there were too many copying errors by the scribes throughout the centuries.  Yet, here it is important to consider just how manuscript support and authentication is actually determined for any ancient piece of literature.  There are two factors that this determination is qualified
by: the number of surviving manuscripts and the distance of time between the
original writing and the surviving copies.

Manuscript support for the Old Testament

About 10,000 manuscripts or pieces of manuscripts are available for inspection concerning the Old Testament.  The scribes’ manner of copying was extremely meticulously checked and rechecked before being accepted.  Only a few mistakes were all it took for their long hours of copying to be rejected and burned, so that it could not be passed on.

However, a great testament to the accuracy in the copying that was done for the Old Testament writings is found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were first discovered in 1947, preserved in large clay jars in caves near the Dead Sea. These Scroll have been dated to no earlier than 100 B.C. by the hardest critics, with some scholars saying they could go back as far as 400 B.C.  The majority of scholars have settled somewhere in the middle around 125-250 B.C.

The reason this is significant is twofold.  First, before the Dead Sea Scroll discovery, the latest manuscript copy of the Old Testament was right around 900 A.D.  In other words, the Dead Sea Scroll were at least 1000 years removed/older than the previous manuscript copies, believed to be the oldest still in existence.  But that was nothing.  It was only when the two were
compared that the amazing copying accuracy was seriously verified for our
modern time period. For instance, there was a complete copy of the book of
Isaiah that was found to be over 95% perfect, word of word.  The small
number of discrepancies was found in words like “of” and “with”, or “in” and “on”, which did not change the meaning of the context.  In fact, no significant
change in meaning was discovered, causing the vast majority of scholars to
agree that we still do have an intact/correct rendition of the original that
has been well preserved.  This discovery alone puts to rest the many lies
concocted about the Bible being secretly confiscated in mass all over the world and then redone by corrupt priests sometime after the first century and through the twentieth century and then cleverly redistributed.  Yes, I know this
is absurd and utterly laughable, but you might be surprised just how many
people actually believe this fairy tale as a “justification” for rejecting the
authority of the Bible.

Manuscript support for the New Testament

Nearly 25,000 manuscripts or pieces of manuscripts are available for inspection concerning the New Testament.  This number of manuscripts is so prolific that out of some 20,000 lines in the Greek New Testament, only 40 are in question.  That’s 99.998% purity!  More importantly, not one of these tiny fractions, of the 40 lines, has any relevance on any Christian doctrine!

When we combine this with the nearness of the originals, which was previously pointed out that most had been written prior to 70 A.D., to the comparatively short number years between the originals and the surviving manuscripts, there really is no question of the New Testaments authenticity, accuracy and authority (because it is true and clearly demonstrates itself to be the divine word of God). 

These figures do not even take into account all of the documented manuscripts of the quotes of Scripture from just seven of the early Patristic (church leaders’) quotations, which are in agreement with the surviving manuscripts of the New Testament.  Over 36,000 quotes from the New Testament have been found to date that verify the authenticity of the original biblical manuscripts.

To grasp the gravity of this, just take a look at how the New Testament stacks up against all other major literary works of antiquity, for distance between the original and the number of copies that have survived!

AUTHOR   BOOK        WRITTEN      EARIEST COPIES   TIME GAP  # OF FULL                                                                                                                       COPIES

Homer        Iliad          800B.C.             400B.C.                 400 yrs.             643

Herodotus History    480-425 B.C.      900A.D.                1350yrs.                 8

Thucydides  History   460-400B.C.     900A.D.               1300yrs.                  8

Plato                             400B.C.            900A.D.               1300 yrs.                 7

Caesar   Gallic Wars   100-44 B.C.       900A.D.              1000 yrs.               10

Tacitus     Annals        100A.D.            1100A.D.              1000 yrs.               20

Pliny (2nd) Nat. Hist.   61-113 A.D        850A.D.                 850 yrs.                7

The New Testament    40-100 A.D.    150-325 A.D.        50-225 yrs.         5366 

No one questions the historic authenticity of these other literary works of history, even though they have far less support.  Therefore, the common objections and claims that the Bible is impure, a copy of a copy of a copy, etc., or that it was changed and redone at some point between the original writings and our modern day, so that can no longer be trusted, are merely sheer fanciful thinking by those who do not care for its authority.  This is the real reason it is constantly, viciously attacked and slandered, because its meaning is both true and final concerning the souls of mankind.  The likes of Homer, Caesar and Plato are no threat to the wicked and unbelieving, but Jesus Christ is.  This is why the attacks against God’s holy word will not stop until Jesus returns.

How Did We Get The
Bible In Its Present Form?

(In other words, who
decided which writings or books were valid and which were not?)

The Old Testament
Canon (Standard).

Two main tests were used to examine authenticity of the biblical text.  The bibliography test and the internal evidence test.  The bibliography test involves the accuracy of textual transmission of the copying process.  As mentioned previously, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has basically put an end to the imaginations that the critics have invented over the years about
this.  Sadly though, many of the same, well refuted “evidences” of skeptics
in the past are still regurgitated by many who would just prefer not believe.

Also, many of the claims to alternate authorship, and thus authenticity, are still commonly parroted.  For instance, the Torah (Pentateuch or the first five books of the Bible) where written by Moses.  Yet, liberal (unbelieving) “higher” critics (or the so-called “Christian” intellectuals) invented four separate authors for the Torah (JEDP) and claimed it was written much later (400-500 B.C.) than the time of Moses, with many clever contentions (lies) cited as proof.  They had many people fooled until the Samaritan copy from 700 A.D. was brought to the forefront of the debate.  The Samaritan copy could only have been copied from an earlier version and thus the JEDP criticism was completely discredited. Nevertheless, there are those who still use it today as “proof” for the reason they do not believe the Bible. 

The Old Testament is replete throughout, with passages that tell us it was passed down from generation to generation in a very public way (cf. Deuteronomy 31:24-26, Joshua 24:26, 1 Samuel 10:25 and Zechariah 7:12 – for but a few examples).  It was even carried into captivity, understood and acted upon (Daniel 9:2).

The internal evidence is the history and documentation of people, places and events through archaeology.  The list for this area is far too extensive to even begin to adequately address.  Nonetheless, as mentioned previously, the ancient tablets of Ebla from the third millennia B.C. confirmed the real historical data of a great deal of the names and places found in the Bible.  Egyptian chariot wheels from the time period of Moses have now been found at the bottom of the Red Sea, on both sides of the crossing, where God had parted the water (http://www.squidoo.com/redseacrossing).  The real Mt. Sinai in southern Saudi Arabia, with a charred mountain top and the near-by rock that was split and water miraculously poured out of it, when struck by Moses have been found as well (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-eSRcr9CWw).  

Again, critics have repeatedly claimed that a certain city or person never existed, just because no evidence outside of the Bible had yet been discovered.  Yet, things like the “non-existent” Hittite civilization just keep being dug up, one after the other, repeatedly verifying the Bible gives us a reliable historic record.  Again, no archaeological find has ever contradicted the Bible. 

Contrast this to the book of Mormon, where archaeology has never been able to be used to verify any of the wild claims of Joseph Smith’s invented great civilizations that supposedly once occupied the Americas, even though Mormons have been digging for evidence for 150 years!

The 39 books of the Old Testament where established at the very latest in 250 B.C., as this was when they had been copied and complied into the Septuagint, or the Greek language version of the 39 books of the Old Testament.  The themes had to remain consistent about God, His plan and man’s purpose.  The prophetic inspiration given in the Bible’s pages had to pass the test of being non-contradictory, which they have.  All these things together show us why the Bible can be trusted as God’s authoritative word.

What about the Apocrypha  (the word means hidden or doubtful)?

The Apocrypha was added at a later date to the Septuagint, however the Jewish religious leaders never recognized it, as it did not match the supernatural inspiration or compare to the divine authenticity of the other 39 books.  Jesus never recognized it as well.  Although it contains some good history, it also contains some contradictory passages, which is the main reason it was rejected as being on par with the other inspired books of the Bible.  Even the Catholic Church did not officially recognize it until 1600 years later.  When tiny portions of certain books within the Apocrypha are mentions in the New Testament, it only means that tiny part was being validated as uncorrupted and inspired.

 The New Testament Canon (Standard). 

Within the New Testament itself, an extensive internal verification was given for much of it.  Peter validated all of the writings of Paul, even though the two of them did not always get along and Peter admitted Paul’s words were hard to understand at times (2 Peter 3:15-16 and Galatians 2:11-14).  As previously mentioned, Paul validated both the Old and New Testaments in 1 Timothy 5:18.  Paul goes on to say in Galatians 1:8 that if anyone, human or angelic, should offer us an alternative gospel that God’s divine curse would be upon them!  Jude confirmed that the faith had been delivered, once for all, and that the words of Jesus Christ and the apostles were all valid (Jude 3 & 17).  The 27 books of the New Testament canon were “officially” recognized and accepted at the council of Hippo in 393 A.D. and this recognition has held since that time, in spite of many attacks against it.

What about the Gnostic
“Gospels”?

The Gnostic gospels have been repeatedly used in an
attempt to assault the canon of the New Testament.  However, none of these
writings were done by first hand witnesses and most were penned well into the second and third centuries A.D.  These extra books were immediately
rejected by the church leaders as being fraudulent, for they denied the
humanity of Jesus (that he had a human body), saying He was only present in
spirit.  Several other heresies are contained within them as well, which
is why they are so popular with non-Christian critics. 

What about the
“errors” and “contradictions” in the Bible?

Language of appearance
(or metaphors).

The prophet Isaiah used language of appearance, much
like we do today.  In Isaiah 11:12 he spoke about “the four corners of the
earth”.  Atheists jump all over this and say this proves he believed the
world was flat and anyone who believes the Bible is true, must also think the
earth is flat.  Yet, every day we can turn on the news and weather report
and hear about when the sun will “rise” and “set” each day.  Still, we
know it is just the rotation of the earth and not the sun rising and
setting.  The poetic books in the Bible, like the Psalms, use much of this
kind of language.  Sadly, for centuries, cynics who hate God’s word have
used these kinds of examples to mock and ridicule the Holy Scriptures and those
who would believe them, without just cause.

Copyists’ errors.

2 Chronicles 22:2 and
2 Kings 8:26 is an example of a copying error.  Was Ahaziah 42 or 22 years
old when he became king?  He had to be 22 or he would have been older than
his father.  Copying errors are generally very easy to recognize and resolve. 
No copying errors have ever had any effect on the understanding of any of the
biblical doctrines, as they appear in the minuscule and fairly mundane details,
not in places that carry eternal significance, which is why I believe God
allowed it (to test and reveal 
the hearts of men – for the righteous seeker a minor challenge to their faith and for the wicked to reveal their insincerity and rebellion – for it is written, “the righteous shall live by faith” and “without faith it is impossible to please God” – Romans 1:17, Hebrews 10:38 and Hebrews 11:6).  

Poor translations
(into another language like English).

An example of this is found in Matthew 13:32, where
Jesus was making a comparison of faith to a mustard seed.  The text states
in the English “this is smaller than all other seeds”.  However,
the Greek states that Jesus was saying it was the least of all the seeds in a
local context of the area He was in, not the entire world.  Greek is a
very precise language and English is not, as it has been very fluid, changing
often over time.  Thus, there are many English language “distortions” from
the Greek that have been conveniently exploited by skeptics to promote their
unbelief.

Alleged Contradictions

 Approximations (the partial and the whole)

Again, the cynics are looking for anything, not to
believe, and so they often refuse to be careful or honest with the whole
context.  An example of this would be in the area of approximations. 
Numbers 25:9 lists 24,000 dying in relation to a particular event and 1
Corinthians 10:8 speaks of only 23,000 falling in one day connected to the same
event.  The skeptic then laughingly mocks; explaining Bible believers must
not be able to count either.  However, what they conveniently missed was
the time frame within the context.  The 23,000 fell in “one day”. 
The 24,000 was the total body count from the entire event.

Paraphrases

For instance, Luke 6 and Matthew 5-7 are considered by the skeptics to be the exact same account, yet it differs.  Jesus likely taught on the same topic many times during the years of His ministry.  Thus, the message would have had much similarity, but it cannot be expected to be a perfect word for word repetition.  Speakers will commonly vary their message to fit the crowd they are speaking to, so expecting a word for word match is ludicrous.  Also, Matthew was a direct witness and Luke went around interviewing several eyewitnesses compiling their accounts, thus this could simply be complementary eyewitness accounts of the same event.  Similar to eyewitnesses of a bank robbery, with several different accounts on how it went down, yet nobody would deny that the bank was robbed!  This is picking at the position of the gnats on the elephant, so one can attempt to deny the existence of elephant altogether.  This mentality is common among skeptics and it should be understood by anyone who would bother to listen to them.

The eyewitness accounts of the resurrection of Jesus Christ vary this way.  One witness points out two angels at the tomb, while another says there was one.  However, the witness did not say there was “only” one; they just focused on the one, which is not a contradiction, but simply another corresponding account from a different viewpoint.

Conclusion: The Almighty Creator took the time to communicate His love and standard/terms for mercy through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in men and by the visitation of Himself in the form of God, the Son.  He has accurately preserved the record of this communication and His love for us in the Bible. We
have sinned against Him and death is the penalty for each sin we have
committed.  We have built the house without windows, locked the door and
set the place on fire.  He stands at the door and knocks, asking us if we
want to be rescued by Him.  Unfortunately, most will reject His help (His
forgiveness through Christ alone).  Instead, they will seek to find a way
out of the fire in that locked room on their own.  But sin and death are
too strong for them and they will never succeed, but rather parish in their own
futile attempt at righteousness.What about 

 

 

                        Answering The “Why God?” Questions

 

Among the most asked question sin the history of humanity are the inquiries about why God allows things like suffering, injustice, abusive and hurtful criminal activity and sin in general to be so rampant on the Earth, the jewel of His Creation?

 The answer is rather simple, but it is not that easy for the hardened human heart to heed and desire to honestly understand, because of what it actually points out.

 First, God did not create human beings as robots, He gave us free will choice concerning our life here on Earth, as well as for our future destiny once we leave our physical, earthly bodies behind.  God created us to be able to have a deep, loving relationship with Him, on a very personal level; something you just cannot have without free will choice. Unfortunately, free will choice has a
down side too, because rebellion, cruelty, hatred, dismissal, complete
selfishness or apathy toward our Creator or our fellowman are just a few of the other options that choice makes available to the human race and we have the tendency to exercise these types of options in abundance.

 The other great truth involved with the why questions is a major stumbling block for those who have exercised their “right” to choose to rebel (consciously and subconsciously).  It deals with the fact that God is the Creator and He has made all things (including humans) to be for His glory (not ours).  This means that everything is ultimately going to glorify the HOLY, ALMIGHTY CREATOR, and not one of us will stand in our own glory before Him, concerning the things we have done. 

 Simply put, it is about HIM, not us.  We exist for His glory, or His purposes and plans to glorify Himself (Colossians 1:15-17). Most cannot accept this truth, and it would be a hard thing to endure if God was not HOLY, or perfect, righteous (always right) and full of the highest wisdom in all His ways, but He is (Isaiah 6:1-4 & Isaiah 55:8-9).

This is where we humans get into trouble, because we have a strong tendency to dislike God’s righteous ways (often inventing our own substitutes) and we rebel against our Creator. Sometimes it is open rebellion, but most often it is through a subtle form of rebellion, usually one which can be rationalized and justified within the realm of human reasoning, so that it is made out to be “okay” or “acceptable” for ourselves and our human peers.  A good example
of this is turning the Ten Commandments into “the ten suggestions” or removing them entirely from our thinking (like in the public square) and doing just as we please, disregarding God’s clear instructions for right and wrong.

Our rebellion, and all the fruit from it, answers WHY so many things are wrong in this world.  But that is not the answer a rebel wants to hear, because it leaves them in a bad place (Revelation20:11-15) and they don’t want to give up their sinful rebellious ways, so they will continue questioning. 

But WHY DOES GOD ALLOW GOOD PEOPLE TO SUFFER AND DIE WITH THINGS LIKE CANCER?

First, God alone is “good”.  We humans wish to put our spin on what or who is “good”, then turn around and question God from our redefined position.  Second, sin has infected everything and everyone on the planet and this is part of its destructive power.  This is one big reason why God hates sin, because of the pain, suffering and death it brings to His creation.  Third, we are all infected with sin and there is only one cure, the blood of Jesus Christ.

But WHY DID GOD NOT stop the tragedy, or disaster, instead of allowing it to happen? 

For starters, this would be hyper-management and actually nullify free will.  Second, who would learn anything about sin or love under such a system?  We would just be mystified about all the intervention and never really understand the evil or consequences of the sin we kept wanting to commit.  It would really be a bizarre way to live.  God’s wisdom runs much deeper than humans care to think and that’s why we get into trouble every time we seek to judge God from our extremely limited perspective.  

But WHY DID GOD NOT DESTROY THE CHIEF REBEL (SATAN) RIGHT AWAY AND PUT AN END TO IT, BEFORE IT HAD A CHANCE TO GET SO BAD? 

God could have easily disintegrated Satan the moment he rebelled and put an end to it, but that would have only proved who was more powerful, not necessarily who was right.  Further, both angels and humans would have only served God out of the sheer terror, of crossing Him from then on, worshiping only His power, never really knowing His love, mercy kindness and forgiveness, which is no way to have a good relationship with anyone.

Yet, because God is love (1 John 4:7-8 & 4:16), He provided a way out for sinful rebellious humanity, by choosing to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay for our sins by His death and sacrifice of His own Holy and innocent life on the cross, because sin requires the blood of the guilty, or the blood of a perfect innocent in their place.  No human is perfect, but Jesus being God, the second part of the Trinity (Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 9:6, Luke 3:22, Matthew 28:18-21, etc.), is perfect and was willing to obey the Father’s desire, to come and give Himself for us, to give us a way back to a right relationship with God (John 3:16, John 5:30, John 11:25, John 14:6 and John 20:19-29).

Unfortunately, most of humanity will not accept and receive God’s gracious free gift (Matthew 7:13-14) of payment and forgiveness of their sins through Jesus Christ, which comes with a sealed guarantee of eternal life with
God (
Ephesians 1:13-14).

No, most would rather continue in their rebellion and sin. Thus, they will become vessels for God’s wrath in the Day of Judgment (Romans 1:18-32
& 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
).  God, the Son, Jesus Christ, is coming back very soon to put an end to the open rebellion of human independence from Him, via their free will choice, which has led to all of the destructive consequences of sin that we see filling up the Earth today.  For it is written, in the great tribulation God will pour out His wrath and punishment on the rebellious, to destroy those who are destroying the Earth (Revelation 11:18 & Chapters 15 & 16).  It is rather ironic that these people are many of the very ones claiming they are actually “saving” the Earth through things like the fraudulent carbon footprint tax scam (which is nothing more than socialistic theft, to redistribute wealth, help further destroy the middle class and enrich the elite ruling class with money and power).  Yet, their reign will be very short and they will not escape Jesus Christ’s righteous judgment when He returns (Daniel 12:1-10 & Revelation 19:11-21).

Is There Proof That Jesus Is God?

 

Jesus did acts of God that no other person in all of human history ever came close to doing.   Jesus healed the lame and crippled, so that their shriveled limbs reformed into whole healthy legs and hands.  He cleansed the lepers, completely removing their flesh-eating disease entirely, sometimes with just a word at a distance and sometimes with a touch.  He raised three separate individuals from the dead.  He opened the eyes of the blind on many different occasions (one of several feats that even the Jews knew only God could do). Jesus displayed supernatural power over the natural elements as well, by multiplying a tiny bit of food to feed thousands of people on two different occasions.  He walked on water and instantly calmed a fierce storm with three simple words, “Hush, be still”.  Also, Jesus demonstrated power over the spiritual forces of darkness and evil, by rebuking them and casting demons out of people on many different occasions.  Jesus went to the cross and gave up His life for us, then physically rose from the grave three days later in a new supernatural body.  Forty days after this He physically ascended into heaven before many eye witnesses.  No other religious leader has come close to doing or claiming the things Jesus did, which are truly beyond compare.   

Only God has the authority to forgive, or fully pardon a person’s sins! Jesus did this and then proved He had the right (or authority and power) to do it, by instantly healing a paralytic directly in front of the many religious leaders that were about to accuse Him of blasphemy (Mark 2:1-12 and Luke 5:17).  Jesus openly declared that He was God and this is THE VERY REASON the religious Jewish leaders finally accused Him of “blasphemy” and sought to put Him to death constantly throughout His ministry, even though He lived a perfect sinless life and did the miracles of God before their very eyes.

Jesus made it absolutely clear to the Jews that He was claiming to be God. This is why the religious leaders violently opposed Him and had Him crucified for “blasphemy” (claiming to be God) – see John 8:56-59, John 10:30-33, John 14:6-9 and Matthew 26:62-66 Also see, John 3:16, 18).

 Click on these scripture references and read them for yourself!

WHERE DOES THE BIBLE SAY THAT JESUS IS GOD? 

Peter’s Confession of Christ
13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 
 14And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” (just like today, people don’t know who Jesus really is) 
 15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 
 16Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 
 17And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 16:13-17) 
 (Here, we see Jesus blessing Simon [Peter] for his confession of confirmation, not denying it!) 

Another proof is that Jesus received worship, something no good teacher or prophet would ever allow, because only God should be worshipped, just as Jesus stated when tempted by the devil, “Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.’” – Matthew 4:8-10. 
  

“But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, ‘You are certainly God’s Son!” – Matthew 14:30-33 

“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.  He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.’ And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.” – Matthew 28:5-9 

“Jesus said to him, ‘You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.’ And he said, ‘Lord, I believe.’ And he worshiped Him.” – John 9:37-38 

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.  So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.  After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.” Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” – John20:24-29
  
Jesus affirmed those who worshiped Him, never once rebuking any of them, which He would have been required to do if He were only a prophet or merely a good teacher!   Thus, those who make such claims (“Christians” included) clearly have no clue who Jesus said He is and demonstrated Himself to be.  In other words, they don’t know the real Jesus Christ at all (Matthew 7:21-23)!

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in (and through) the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.  5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, “YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU”?  And again, “I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME”? 6 And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says, “AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM.” 7 And of the angels He says, “WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS, AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE.” 8 But of the Son He says, “YOUR THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM. Hebrews 1:1-8 

WAS JESUS CHRIST JUST A MAN?

1st – To declare that Jesus Christ was only a man would be the very equivalent of calling Him a liar or a lunatic, because Jesus made it clear that He is God (John 8:56-59 and John 10:30-33).  People today seem to stumble all over this fact, but the Jews in Jesus day had no problem understanding His claim to be God and that’s why they wanted to kill Him for blaspheme.  The first-hand eyewitnesses obviously knew a whole lot more than all the armchair historical revisionists of today. Sadly, most people just believe what they want to currently, because it’s easier than facing the real facts (CINO’s included – Christians In Name Only, which is well over 90% of the total Christian population, which is why quoting liberal [unbelieving] “Christian” scholars to disprove Christianity is utterly pointless, because it is like asking a fox if any chickens are missing from the hen house he is watching over). 

2nd (and bear with me on this) – Stating that Jesus could not
have been “the Messiah” (the Savior of mankind and God, the Son) and
that He was just an ordinary man does not work because of where it leaves all
of us with God.  God has told us that sin requires a payment of a death,
via shed blood.  But in order for us to be forgiven for our sin, that
death must come from a sinless source.  And for us to be completely
forgiven for all our sins for eternity, the source has to be in a human
form.  However, no human is sinless.  Thus, we had an impossible
dilemma, our sin drenched soul with no way to pay for it, other than going to
Hell.
 

This is why God, the Son, was sent by God, the Father, to indwell human flesh and become the necessary sacrificial payment.  Jesus Christ lived out a sinless life of perfection before us so that He could be the required substitutionary sacrifice for our sins, so that we would not have to go to Hell to pay for our sins.  Because God is holy and just, He must punish all our unrighteousness fairly and without the covering of Jesus blood to have cleansed our souls that means we will literally have Hell to pay. 

Jesus even challenged His strongest enemies to prove He had sinned (which would have been easy to do if He was just a man), but they could not!  Instead, all they could to do was slander Him and say He had a demon.  “But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?  He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God. The Jews answered and said to Him, ‘Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?'” – The Prophet John 8:45-48. 

3rd (more on the spiritual perspective) – It is written,
those who deny that Jesus is the Son of God, speak with the spirit of
anitchrist. The Prophet John wrote back in the 1st century,
 
 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming” – 1 John 4:1-3. 

If you wish to believe the lie that the New Testament was corrupted to a point the its message is unreliable, then you must prove it.  When, where, how and by whom?  The evidence must be shown to be conclusive.  Anyone who is willing to sift their way through all the evidence, carefully and in integrity will realize that there is absolutely no legitimate proof for such claims.  The so-called evidence presented by liberal scholars is easily refuted, but those who only want to believe their one-sided distortions won’t even attempt to honestly look at all the information to see the flaws in the spin that is being used.  Thus, if a person chooses to believe such deceit anyway, without really carefully examining it, then they have stated before both God and men that they would rather live in deception and love lies, than ever believe the truth (Romans 1:18 & 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)! 

It is written, 
“And they sang a new song, saying, ‘ Worthy are You (Jesus) to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slainand purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation‘…. saying with a loud voice, ‘ Worthy is the Lamb (Jesus Christ) that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.'” – Revelation 5:9, 12 (Also confer with John1:29-36.) 

In Heaven it is declared that Jesus is THE ONLY ONE worthy to judge, because of His sinless sacrifice!

And this is why the following is true, as it is written: 
“For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:9-11 

The LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book – Exodus 32:33

The great white throne judgment of Jesus Christ:

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him (speaking of Jesus, see John
5:22; 27) who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and
no place was found for them.   And I saw the dead, the great and the
small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was
opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from
the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds.  
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the
dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according
to their deeds
.  Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of
fire This is the second death, the lake of fire.   And if
anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the
lake of fire
.” – Revelation 20:11-15. 

Is your name in the book of life, or are you trusting in your deeds? Notice where everyone’s deeds will put them!!!

I have been talking about the real and historical Jesus Christ, not the invented “Jesus” of other religions that try to greatly lessen who He is.  This real Jesus is the One who came to me when I cried out to Him to forgive me, I have meet the authentic Jesus, the Son of God that Peter openly declared as being the Christ, the Son of the living God, which Jesus Himself affirmed was true (Matthew 16:13-17), and He has forgiven me and set me free from my sin and made me righteous through His blood sacrifice for me, so that I will now go to Heaven and live with the Father forever (1 John 5:13).

Jesus is like the water form of H2O. If we want to be cleansed of our sin, to receive God’s mercy and forgiveness, we must immerse ourselves in Christ, by giving Him our very life and soul, to do with as He pleases, through repentance of our sin.  We have been purchased with the greatest price of His blood to have the opportunity to be His possession.  Thus, He either owns us or He does not.  Only those owned by Him will have their name found in the book of life and go to Heaven (Revelation 20:15).

         

  Answering the question of who created God, with a bit of science

          Everything we experience in the natural world has a beginning.  So, the skeptic muses and asks, “If God created everything, then who created God?”  It is an interesting thing that such skeptics claim they will only accept scientific explanations, but once they are given one, then they simply ignore it and jump to another question they think no one has an answer for.  In other words, they are not looking for real answers; rather they are only seeking excuses.  However, because there are some who might benefit, the question of who created God should be answered in terms that can be reasonably understood.  

The secret to understanding the answer to this question starts with a correct knowledge about TIME, which most do not comprehend very well.  The reason for the misunderstanding about time comes from our limited everyday observations and lack of being fully educated about the way time works.

For instance, most people are not aware that time is directly affected by gravity, and they view time as a constant through their limited experience.  This is one great case to show us that what we experience (feel and even see) is not always reliable or accurate.  When scientists placed an atomic clock at sea level and another one on the top of a mountain, they were able to show that time is expressed at different rates.  The clock at sea level was slower, as it was affected, or slowed down, by gravity.  Thus, proving time is not really a constant reality, as most people think it is.  But what this further proved was that time is a dimension, which has limitations and boundaries.

To explain this further in a better way, all one would have to do is venture near a white or black hole in outer space.  Physics demonstrates that the intense gravity that would be produced by these phenomena can alter time, even to the point of literally making time stand still!  The point at which this happens is called the Event Horizon, which exists on the outer edge of the hole.

A quick side note here:  God most likely created and expanded the universe out of a white hole (just as well known in the scientific community as black holes, but rarely discussed because of the implications that coincide with the Bible’s account of creation). A white hole achieves the opposite of a black whole, which sucks everything around it into it by its massive gravitational force.  A white hole throws matter out, and with the Earth positioned at, or very near, the event horizon, as “God stretched forth the heavens” (mentioned well over a dozen times in the ancient Scriptures), the stars would appear to be very old, yet actually be just as young as the Earth itself due to the distortion of the dimension of time. 

The sun is shrinking at a constant rate and if the Earth had been here even a million years ago, then the sun would have made life impossible, because it would have been too close and cooked the planet.  The moon is moving away from the Earth at a constant rate as well.  If the Earth was very old at all there would have been catastrophic tidal problems from the affects of the moon’s gravity being much closer, which would have wreaked havoc for life on our planet due to the multiplied effect of gravity’s inverse square law, which greatly intensifies the pull of gravity when two objects are closer together.  The movie ‘Interstellar’ touches on these scientific concepts and how it would affect time and gravity.

The point to grasp here is that God created TIME as simply one other dimension that gives humans a length of measured existence in which to operate in the natural realm; just as the dimensions of height, width and depth provide the 3-D space for us to maneuver within.  This is why scientists refer to time as the forth dimension. 

We are as much contained within time in our natural realm as we are in the three dimensions that give us our physical space.  God is not bound by the natural dimensions of height, width, depth or time He created, any more than we are bound by a garage we may build.  We can move in and out of the garage freely and do all sorts of special projects in the garage we might wish to do, but we are not limited to the garage.  Thusly, God is not limited by the dimension of time, unlike humans who are currently limited and contained within it, while we are alive in our natural bodies.  Yet, when our time expires (which is a unique and often individualized feature of time’s dimensional interaction with the other natural dimensions), then we transition out of the natural realm (that is bound in time) into the supernatural or ever present (eternal) realm.  The body stays behind and continues within the other natural dimensions, usually entering into the process of decay, because it is just an outer shell of who we are.  But, the soul crosses over, with God giving us another body at a particular point that will operate in the supernatural realm; a body that will be far superior to the one we currently possess.  After Jesus Christ resurrected, He showed the world a proto type of the body a believer would receive; a body that can transcend time and the other physical dimensions with a simple thought.

God exists in the supernatural, ever present (eternal) realm that is not bound by time.  Therefore, the answer to who created God is that God has always been.  This is exactly how God described Himself to Moses in the burning bush that was not consumed by the fire.  When Moses asked His name, God answered, I AM who I AM, which in the Hebrew construct simply meant, I am ever present and eternal.  It’s the distortion of time and our current placement and experience within the natural dimensions that includes a moment in time, which makes us wrongly believe God needs a beginning.   Again, this is hard for the natural mind, bound up in the natural dimensions to grasp, but the ever present realm just is and always has been, and our soul was connected to it the moment God created us. 

I suspect God created the natural realm from the energy that exists in the supernatural, ever present realm, as this would explain the tremendous energy bound up within the atoms that are the building blocks for the natural realm.  This follows the first law of thermodynamics as well, which tells us that energy is neither created or destroyed, just transferred.  The complete inner workings of an atom are still a mystery to scientists.  The smaller internal particles beneath the neutrons and protons in the nucleus of atoms still does not give a reasonable explanation why the scientific principle of like charges repelling each other does not cause all atoms to simply fly apart and be destroyed. However, nearly 2000 years ago, before atoms were known about, we were told that Jesus Christ (the son of God) holds all things together by His power (Colossians 1:15-17).

With God creating mankind in His image, we were made with a connection to the ever present realm (our spirit).  This is why humans alone, and not any of the numerous animals, are instinctively religious, because we know there is something more to our existence; that we are a part of something beyond our life in this natural world.  This is why we don’t see lions, bear, birds, rhinos, deer, etc. making alters or doing religious rituals like humans do.

This truth further explains why people who were clinically dead for hours, and even days in some cases, have sometimes come back to life and they have stories to tell about their experience in the eternal realm outside of the natural dimensions we currently know.  There have been thousands upon thousands of testimonies of a “hyper-reality” from these out of body experiences, which would not happen if the natural realm was all there is, because it would be just like being knocked out cold and then waking up with no memory of any event at all, especially for those who were not just “dead”, but registered as being completely brain dead, and then came back to life like Lazarus (John 11).

To sum up:  Science points us to the limits of the parameters of the natural realm and the real possibility of the ever present (eternal) realm. Additionally, many people have crossed over and come back testifying to the reality of this supernatural realm. The Bible records the accurate history of both God and angels crossing over into the natural realm and interacting within it as well.  Evidence of the crossing at the Red Sea, God splitting the rock (a giant 50 to 60 foot bolder) and making water come out of it and the burned mountain top of Mt. Sinai in southwestern Saudi Arabia, where God appeared and gave the Ten Commandments to Moses, among other artifacts, like the alter of the golden calf, have all been found.  Video footage of these evidences can be easily googled and found/viewed on YouTube.  Sadly though, for many, they won’t even search for it to see the proof, because they are like a hardened criminal who has no interest in finding a cop. They don’t want anything to do with God, even though He would forgive and redeem them.

The real issue is not weather a supernatural, ever present realm exists.  No, the important thing is honestly facing that time will end for each of us, for we will all encounter a transition out of the dimension of time at some point, because we cannot cheat death. Furthermore, God wrote eternity on our heart, but He also wrote His law on our heart (the moral understanding of right and wrong).  This makes us accountable to our Creator, which is really the actual stumbling block for the skeptic, not the lack of a great deal of the evidence that is available scientifically, historically, archeologically and prophetically, but rather the willful suppression of it.  This is crazy, because time is running out on us all, so we can’t avoid our date with destiny by pretending otherwise or remaining in stubborn denial.

Most people are uneasy about this transition because they really don’t honestly know how they will completely stack up with God, even if they consider themselves to be a good person (which an examination of the Ten Commandments quickly nullifies – Exodus chapter 20). Others are terrified of the thought of death, because they just intuitively sense they are not completely right with God.  The uncomfortable feeling is there for good reason, because when a person is totally righteous in God, on His terms, that uncertain feeling will stop nagging them.

God has said He will end time and finally deal with mankind.  So, the next question would hopefully be, how does a person make sure they are in good standing with the Creator?  The answer is simple, but not easy.  We have sinned against our Holy (perfectly righteous) Creator (lied, stolen, lusted, coveted, used His name in vain, not always put Him first, etc. – from the Ten Commandments).  We might want to make our sin out to be not such a big deal, or compare ourselves to others and say we aren’t that bad, but God does not grade on a curve.  He has told us that the wages of sin is death.  Thus, we have thousands upon thousands of death penalties to pay for and no righteous judge will dismiss multiple death sentences, not even based on other forms of “good” behavior we may have done.

This is the bad news, because we are all guilty and we will be condemned to Hell to pay for our sins (the eternal second death, separated from God, who is LIFE – as the Law of Biogenesis states, life only comes from life).  But there is good news, because God knew we would be in this troublesome place and unable to pay our debts.  And yes, He even put us in a position where He knew we would fail, but He would offer to rescue us, to see who would love Him for who He is, not just for His power and riches.  God has loved us from the start, and He does not want us to suffer in the eternal state apart from Him.  So, God made a way for us to have the payment for our sins paid in full, that we could be with Him forever; perfected, happy, free, joyful and living life to the fullest.  Do you know what He did for us?

First, God gave us free will choice, to choose our own destiny, because He wanted real relationships from those who would love Him, not robots.  Second, and more importantly, God so love you personally that He sent only His son, Jesus Christ, to suffer and die in your place. Jesus came to the natural realm on earth and He lived a hard life as a poor, manual laborer at the bottom end of society for about thirty years and then ministered for three years, and He did all of this perfectly, without sin.  Then, He suffer horribly and died a brutal death, completely innocent of any wrongdoing on His part, to make the full payment for the penalty of our sins, making a complete pardon for you 2000 years ago on the cross. He would have done this for you even if you were the only one on the planet, because that’s how much He loves you. If you will believe that Jesus did this for you, repent of your sin, ask Him to forgive you and to come into you, to be the Lord of your life, then you will receive God’s mercy and gracious gift of eternity with Him, because He will literally possess you; come inside you, bond to you and live with you forever.

God is real and eternity is certain.  The only question is where you will spend your existence in the ever present, eternal realm?  The choice is up to you.  I hope you decide to choose well.

P.S. I realize that this explanation is only a partial answer, as it does not explain how the supernatural, ever present realm exists.  Yet, it does explain the reality of the intermingling of the natural and ever-present realms.  But it does not explain how God is this great all-powerful Spirit that can create both a natural realm and a spiritual existence out of nothing (including men and angels) and that they are unique individuals apart from God and accountable to Him.  The fact is, we only know what we have been given to know or discover.  Whatever God chooses to withhold from us, we simply cannot know until it is revealed.  I have confidence that those who love Him and submit to Him will one day have all their questions answered.  Part of God’s test of love is to trust Him – that He is good, and that He has our best interests in mind, like a good, loving father does with their child, even though a child often does not understand why.  This is the reason it is written in the Holy Scriptures; without faith it is impossible to please God.  However, this is objective faith, based on what He has demonstrated to us, through the beauty of His creation and the good things we have been able to experience in this life.  God does not ask for blind faith, for that only comes from the religionists and atheists who twist reality, and God, into something they are not.

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God – John 1:12

For those who have been hurt and wounded by others in this world, this is the effects of sin and God allowing free will choice to run its course, with everyone revealing fully their true heart condition for the eternal record of judgment, before He sets all things right and makes all things new, forever for those who love Him.  He will justly deal with the evil that has been done and the smoke of their torment will go up forever and ever from within the lake of fire (Revelation 14:10-12; 20:11-15).  If you do not want to end up with these evil people, then putting your faith in Jesus Christ is the only correct decision you can make.

 

 

Should A Christian Fight to Restore the Republic in the United States of America? 

This is a controversial subject and one that stirs up a great deal of emotion in many.  Yet, I believe it will become one of those pivotal issues that will speak volumes about how people are ultimately judged, rewarded or not rewarded when everyone stands before God to give an account.

This issue is complex, involving several different and very serious aspects, thus it is not easy to address.  The ideals of freedom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are very good and often deemed necessary for an individual to have a hope of enjoying a fulfilling and prosperous life.  Further, even if fulfillment and prosperity are not achieved, most feel very strongly that it is still a God given right to have it as an opportunity, for to take it completely away would create an oppressive environment that most would not want to exist within, particularly those who have tasted its blessings.  So, from the human perspective, this alone is usually sufficient reason for the average person to rise up against tyranny, if it is within their means to do so.

Certainly, if this life is all we have to live for, then such a response would appear unquestionably justified and there really would be no point to discuss the matter any further among reasonable people.  However, Christians are instructed in the Bible to live for Christ, for Him to be glorified in them, to understand that this is only a temporary situation, in which we are aliens and strangers in this current world, and that our true home is in heaven.

Jesus spoke clearly about the core issue involve in this: “He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.”  –  John 12:25

Many Christians in the United States that I have heard talk about this issue, believe very passionately that they do have a God given right to the Constitutional freedoms they were born with in place.  They correctly site the historical fact that the Constitution was constructed primarily by men who were influenced by their belief in God and the authority and importance of the Bible.  They believe that it is God’s will for all men to live free, which is without question the best circumstances for humanity to be able to prosper.  Further, they are convinced that without freedom, the Christian message could not succeed.  Thus, they firmly believe that they must fight of physical freedom at all costs, because without it humanity would be lost.

If this seems to fit much of the way you believe, then there are some questions I think it would be good to consider.  Is the U.S. Constitution the 67th book of the Bible?  If not, then why would you apply its principles (although very good and wholesome for human prosperity) as if they had more weight than the Holy (God breathed) Scriptures?  Has Christianity ever succeeded in oppressive cultures, like under the Roman persecutions or in Communist countries like Modern China (where there may be more Christians than there are in the entire population of the U.S.A.)?  Did Jesus or His apostles ever rise up against the tyranny of Rome in Israel or anywhere else they went?  Did they preach that we should fight for freedom so that the Gospel would be able to go forth?  Did Jesus or the apostles teach that we had a God given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of our own personal happiness?  

Any informed and honest assessment of the true teaching within the New Testament quickly demonstrates how the true Gospel of Jesus Christ has been Westernize or Americanized to fit the compromised and self-interested version of much of the theology we see passing itself off as biblical Christianity today; with a general disregard for the proper application of the prophetic within it.  Out of one side of the mouth comes the proclamation that “all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness”, yet, often out of the other side of the same mouth comes a blatant disrespect for the written words of the prophets.  “It’s too controversial”, “it just causes division”, “no one can agree about it”, or “everyone has their own interpretation/opinion” and the worst one of all, “prophecy is not really important or essential for a person to be a Christian”.  The inference is that anything outside of the issue of salvation is not to be considered worthy of a healthy discussion, because it just might hurt someone’s feelings.  But read Revelation 22:18-19 to see that prophecy does involve salvation, and read Matthew 23 to see that God cares far more about truth than He cares “feelings”, especially when it comes to hypocrites and phonies who distort His word.

God’s prophetic word has always been a part of all the inspired Scripture.  Additionally, we are to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, MIND and STRENGTH.  This would indicate we need to try really hard to understand everything in the Bible intelligently, including the parts we don’t like, or the things that are difficult. Christians are admonished to pay close attention to prophecy, because it is a guide for us, especially concerning the matters associated with the end of the age and Christ’s return (2 Peter 1:19-21).  Knowing and obeying God’s word accurately can literally make the difference between life and death for an individual and their family.  I simply refer back to the many of the Israelites who perished for ignoring the God’s word (1 Corinthians 10:1-14).  Also, who many Israelis (children of God) perished because they did not heed the prophet’s warnings for the coming judgment from Babylonian Empire?  Many Christians today have the same type of hard heart, even though they believe they have immunity from such a condition, and tragically, they will likewise perish earlier than God’s best intention for them, as they seek to serve their own interests ahead of God’s.  

God does not need any of us to get His kingdom work done.  It is merely an allowed privilege He offers to us, which we can circumvent by our bad behavior and choices.  At times God is amazingly gracious, and if He still sees some good purpose for us, we might get away with cutting off an ear, like Peter did.  If not, then we will most likely might be cut down swiftly with the sword like James (John’s brother in Acts 12).  Testing God with this in the last days is not a good idea, as the Antichrist will be allowed make war with the saints and to overcome them.  Additionally, we have been told, all who use the sword are guaranteed to die by it (Revelation 13:7-10).  And notice how this passage ends, “Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.”  This means real Christians will be trusting God to take care of things, allowing Him full control, not taking things into their own hands.  No one said walking by faith is easy.

The Bible supports this even further, as it makes clear that certain appointed hours are given for darkness to rule on the earth (Luke 22:53) and the time coming up shortly is one of them (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15-21, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 & Revelation 13).

If you have made it this far, then perhaps you are wondering what it is we are to do in this last hour before the Lord returns?  We are to simply do what He has told us to do all along, go and make disciples.  Lost souls are God’s kingdom priority.  The fool kicking in your door and pointing a gun at you has precious little time left to understand the truth and make the wise choice that will prevent his soul from landing in Hell.  Will you send him to Hell defending your “right” to be physically free or will you pray and use the moment for God’s glory?  Many will not be able to trust that God is sovereign over every atom and submit to the Lord like this.  But then again, do they really know Him (Matthew 7:13-14 and John 3:1-20)?  

Those who are the most vocal about their guns and their right to defend what’s “theirs” with deadly force, seem the least likely to witness to anyone at all.  Simply ask yourself, what is more important, a few more breaths for yourself in this temporary earthly existence, or the soul that may be eternally lost in Hell?  Unless a Christian has a correct worldview based upon the whole of Scripture, within the superiority of the New Covenant, they will most certainly make bad choices that will shorten the good use God intended for them to experience for His glory and lose rewards (1 Corinthians 3:11-15).

Sadly, a great many “Christians”, who think and act with a self-serving manner, are likely headed to Hell themselves (see Matthew 7:21-23; 25:1-12).  This is why those who believe they are “Christian” are exhorted to test themselves to see if they are REALLY in the faith, or not (2 Corinthians 13:5, Ephesians 1:13-14, Romans 8:16 and 1 John 5:10-13).  Also, we are told, you shall know them by their fruits (Matthew 7:16).   

Political neutrality is the only wise position to take and hold, regardless of the criminal and wrong activities either side will commit against you and those you love.  Christians are not of this world, and as such we should speak peace and tell of the coming King and His kingdom, while we trust our Creator to do His work to bring it to pass (Romans 12:9-21).

(Note this notorious quote: “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.  That is easy.  All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for their lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.  It works the same in any country” – Herman Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

At the very least, we will be slandered for being a faithful peacemaker – you can count on that.

 

                 The Son of Perdition: Will Judas be in Heaven?

Jesus defined Judas as “the son of perdition” (John 17:12).  The dictionary defines perdition as eternal damnation / Hell.  So why do so many wish to say that Judas will be in Heaven, just because he felt remorse and confessed he had sinned (Matthew 27:1-5)?

 

Perhaps, it is because they have a misunderstanding about remorse and confession.

The Apostle Paul said it best, “For the sorrow that is according to the will of God

produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10)

 

Matthew 27:1-5, tells us that Judas went out and hung himself directly following his moment of remorse and confession of sin.  Thus, Judas did not repent in a righteous manner that saved his soul and Jesus’ foreknowledge of Judas’s heart condition holds true. So, the Scripture is consistent on this point.

 

Judas’s “redemption” is popular with false teachers and false believers, likely because

it helps them feel secure, even though they have not truly repented of their sins.

 

It is no wonder then that the Apostle Paul wrote a connected and cautionary warning in his same letter to the Corinthians.  “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?” (2 Corinthians 13:5)

 

Both the Apostle Paul and the Apostle John clarified this further for us, so that we

could know if our remorse and confession of our sin is real, and accepted by God.

 

The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, (Romans 8:16).

 

The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who

does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony

that God has given concerning His Son. And the testimony is this, that God has given

us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does

not have the Son of God does not have the life.  These things I have written to you who

believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

(1 John 5:10-13)

 

We know we are saved because God Himself tells us we are His!!!  “But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”  (John 10:26-29, Jesus speaking.)

 

When the Helper (the Holy Spirit) comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me. (John 15:26)

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come (John 16:13).  Jesus said God speaks to His children!

 

Have you experienced the witness from God that you are His child?  “The sorrow that

is according to the will of God”, which “produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation”?

 

Jesus said, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12)


Jesus said, “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged 
already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” (John 3:18-21)

 

He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him – John 3:36.  This includes Judas.  

 

An Extraordinary Prophecy of The (112th) Pope?

 

(I’ve left this article up on the website, because there may be more to Pope Francis than first meets the eye.  He is of Italian/Roman descent and he comes from the political/militaristic branch of the Catholic Church, the Jesuit Order. Thus, there is still a possibility he could fulfill the destiny of the
final Pope.)

 

An Extraordinary Prophecy?

By Dr. Harold Lee Lindsey

Posted: April 8, 2005
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

The death of Pope John Paul II has brought about the most extraordinary outpouring of emotion for a world leader in history. National leaders from almost every nation, religious
leaders from all faiths, young people as well as old people, people from every part of the earth – all express some kind of emotional feeling about the passing of this great church leader. Most of the world praise him as one of the greatest forces for peace in history.

Modern communication technology has helped make the pope’s death an unparalleled event. The entire world has literally come together to praise this one man. I find that many
sense that there will be some important and climactic consequences to follow the death of this pope.

As I studied the many Bible prophecies of the Last Days, I found a most unusual extra-biblical prophecy made by an Irish Catholic bishop in the 12th century. His name is St.
Malachy. According to his biographer, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, in his book “Life of Saint Malachy,” St. Malachy was known to have the gift of prophecy and even predicted the exact day and hour of his own death. St. Malachy was canonized in 1190 by Pope Clement III.

According to his biographer, St. Malachy was visiting Rome in 1139 when he went into a trance and received a vision. Malachy wrote down this extraordinary vision in which he
claims to have foreseen all of the popes from the death of Innocent II until the destruction of the church and the return of Christ. He named exactly 112 popes from that time until the end (or the 266th overall Pope).

St. Malachy wrote a few prophetically descriptive words in Latin about each one of the popes. He then gave the manuscript to Pope Innocent II and it was deposited in the Vatican Archives where it was forgotten for several centuries. Then in 1590, it was
rediscovered and published.

The interesting thing is that scholars have matched the brief 110 descriptive predictions with each of the 110 popes and anti-popes that there have been since Innocent II. Though
they are a bit obscure, they have fit the general profile of each of the popes.

Now these are in no way the same kind of predictions we find in the Bible. But they do have certain relevance.

Here are a few examples:

Pope No. 108: Paul VI (1968-78). The prophecy for the 108th pope was, “Flos Florum”, which means “Flower of Flowers.” Paul VI’s coat of arms contained three fleurs-de-lis (Isis blossoms).

Pope No. 109: John Paul I (1978). The prophecy for 109th pope was “De Medietate Lunae,” which means “the Half Moon.” John Paul I was born in the diocese of Belluno
(beautiful moon) and was baptized Albino Luciani (white light). He became pope when there was a half moon (Aug. 26, 1978). He died the next month right after an eclipse of the moon.

Pope No. 110: John Paul II (1978-2005). The prophecy for the 110th pope was “De Labore
Solis,” which means “from the labor of the sun.” John Paul II was born during an eclipse of the sun on May 8, 1920. As the sun rises out of the East, so he came to the Vatican from the east. Wherever on the earth the sun shines, he visited.

Now, if St. Malachy is accurate, there will be only two more popes before the end of this world, as we know it and the Second Coming of Christ. I do know that the whole  prophetic scenario of signs that Jesus Christ and the prophets predicted would come
together just before His return are now in view. So what St. Malachy predicted is certainly occurring in the right time frame. Pope John Paul II was aware of these prophecies and at least once referred to them with concern.

According to St. Malachy, there will only be two more popes.

The prophecy concerning the 111th pope says of him, “Gloria Olivae,” which means “the
glory of the Olive.” Could it be that he will be from the Order of Saint Benedict, also known as the Olivetans? Could he be an African, a continent symbolized by the olive tree?

The olive tree is also frequently a symbol for the Israelites in the Bible. Could this mean that this pope will be an Israelite who will be seen as the glory of his people? It bears
watching as to who will be this pope. Cardinal Lustiger of Paris is a converted
Jew and he is in the running for being the next pope.

But it is the prophecy of the 112th and last pope that is most fascinating. St. Malachy predicts, “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign “Petrus Romanus” (Peter the Roman), who will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and (then) the dreadful Judge will judge the people.”

If any of this is true, then I suspect that the 111th pope will not live very long. We are just too close to the final events before Christ’s return for him to reign for a long period.

The most important part of St. Malachy’s prophecies has to do with the events he foresees happening during the papacy of “Peter the Roman.” He foresees great
tribulations during his reign, ending with the destruction of the church and Rome. This is will be done by a dreadful judge who will then judge the world.

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This website’s commentary
on this topic:

The timing for the finalé of Malachy’s predictions certainly fits well with the biblical timing of Daniel’s 70th week when taking into consideration the definitive ending of the 112th Pope. 

Also, the last pope (the 112th) that St. Malachy predicted seems to coincide strongly with a very interesting description of a certain biblical prophecy. For Malachy stated, “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign ‘Petrus Romanus’ (Peter the Roman), who will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people”.

Could this be a parallel to the biblical prophecy concerning those involved in final world religious system, as described in Revelation chapters 17 & 18? For these religious
individuals will suffer extensively through the first one half of the seven year Tribulation (the first half of Daniel’s 70th week), along with the rest of the world, meaning they will experience the first 14 of the 21 judgments from God in the book of Revelation, which take place within that three and one half year period (the seven seal and the seven trumpet judgments).  Yet, the recognized world religious system will receive a double portion of judgment – Rev. 18:4-6. Could this possibly fit the saying “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign ‘Petrus Romanus’ (Peter the Roman), who will feed his flock amid many tribulations”?

If Malachy’s prediction holds true, it appears the 112th Pope will be Pope Peter (and likely an Italian from the Vatican, with some even believing him to be the current residing ‘Black Pope’, the shadowy ruler of the Catholic Church who is said to dwell deep within the Vatican’s underground structure).  Recently, all the Cardinals in the Catholic Church were named, except one.  This mysteriously anonymous Cardinal is considered by many to be the infamous ‘Black Pope’ who is said to actually be the one running the Catholic Church from a hidden headquarters within the Vatican, a man who is supposedly inspired by his
direct worship of Lucifer.  The speculation is that he could be waiting to become Pope number 112?  Such an individual would certainly be aware of the St. Malachy prediction and seek to take advantage of it.  Well, we will not have to wait much longer, as the 111th Pope, Pope Benedict XVI is resigning by the end of February 2013, which is highly unusual, as Popes are not known for “retiring”.

Now the final part of the prediction is just as intriguing, for it states, “after which the
seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people”.  Notice it said “after which” the seven hilled city is destroyed and then judgment from God follows.  Just about everyone knows that the city of Rome sits on seven hills and since this is a prophecy about the popes, who reside in Vatican City, which is located in Rome, it is obvious that Malachy’s prediction is talking about the destruction of Rome.  Ironically, the descriptions given within Revelation chapters 17 through 19, as to how the world’s great false religious system is destroyed and judged, appear to be a remarkable parallel to this part of Malachy’s prophecy, a Catholic prophet.

The key to understanding Revelation chapters 17 through 19 is to realize that the Harlot (the future false world religious system) and the beast (the future world political system)
are two separate entities.  Therefore, the Pope in no way fits the description of the beast, or the Antichrist, as some have ignorantly claimed. 

However, the Bible passages speak to another important figure, the false prophet, who will directly support the Antichrist, through mighty miracles (i.e. bringing fire down from heaven).  So, it will be interesting to see who emerges in this key support role.  Also, it appears that Rome will be nuked by some of the cronies (the soon coming ten new global rulers of the New World Order, who work for the beast, in order to place the Antichrist beyond just his political position, into the place of the world’s ultimate religious leader, as he declares himself to be God and forces the world to worship him or die.  (I know this may sound crazy, but it is exactly the very type of Satanic insanity that is developing and was predicted thousands of years ago to sweep over the world.) 

Yet, near the midpoint of the seven year Tribulation, the city of Rome does apparently get nuked (Revelation 17-19), and once Rome has been destroyed, this causes the Antichrist to deposes 3 of the 10 future global world rulers (Daniel 7:8 & 20), apparently using them as escape goats.  This will most likely happen during the same period of the great Middle Eastern war predicted in Ezekiel 38.  After these amazing and disturbing set of events the Antichrist will exalt himself into ultimate power over the entire earth, with the aid of the
false prophet through the implementation of the mark of the beast where the Antichrist is declared to be God, as described in Revelation 13 and 2 Thessalonians chapter 2.

We still will have to see how these astounding prophecies all turn out, but it is certainly within the realm of possibility that St. Malachy’s prediction could be for real, as the timing and scope of his prediction seems to fit extremely well with many of the Bible’s prophetically predicted events.

 

                  All You Need To Know About Colloidal Silver

 

Several university studies have confirmed that Colloidal Silver’s nano silver particles coat the receptors on the corona virus, blocking the virus from attaching and rendering it useless, which prevents it from replicating.  It’s something you can take internally, as well as use externally for sanitation. (See below!)

Internal use calculations:  [ppm = parts per million] normal home kits make between 7-10 ppm, store bought should have it listed on the label.

     25% EPA RID = 12 x Weight (Lbs.) ÷ ppm ÷ 591 = ______ ounces of Recommend Intake Daily

 100% EPA RID = 4 x 12 x Weight (Lbs.) ÷ ppm ÷ 591 = ______ ounces of Recommend Intake Daily

 EPA = Environmental Protection Agency

 RID = Recommend Intake Daily

12 x Weight (Lbs.) ÷ ppm (parts per million) = drops. 
There are approximately 591 drops in an ounce.

 If infected or in an area of high infection, then 100% is recommended (via a nebulizer is best), as the silver microns will be used up more rapidly and exclusively, as the virus seeks to attack its host.

One small caution: Because human bodies lack a metabolic mechanism for dealing with silver, it can accumulate in tissues with overuse, causing a condition known as argyria that causesskin to take on a grey-blue color.  This is not fatal, but you would not have to dress up to go to a COS-PLAY convention, because you would look like an alien. 🙂  So, sticking to the above calculations is the safe and recommended way to use it.  I use it as needed for the situation.

Get a home kit to make your own, use distilled water only. $159

https://www.amazon.com/Particle-Colloidal-Silver-Generator-105-127V/dp/B0755NMWJ2/ref=sr_1_11?crid=2AWKMPG7ZYQ9I&keywords=colloidal+silver+generator&qid=1583608454&sprefix=colloidal+silver+%2Caps%2C261&sr=8-11

 Consider getting a nebulizer as well, starting at around $30.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=nebulizer&ref=nb_sb_noss  scroll down for choices

 My pick:

https://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Personal-V1200-Targeted-Congestion/dp/B0000TN7MY/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=nebulizer&qid=1583607482&sr=8-6

 Get little dark-colored glass spray bottles to store and dispense it also. $14-$20

https://www.amazon.com/Sprayers-Essential-Perfumes-Aromatherapy-Droppers/dp/B07NV6CZC3/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=dark-colored+glass+spray+bottles&qid=1583607890&sr=8-19

 https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Moment-Aromatherapy-Cleaning-Essential/dp/B07Z7PGCGT/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Glass+Spray+Bottle+Kits%2C+Eternal+Moment+Amber+Glass+Spray+Bottle+Set+for+Aromatherapy+Cleaning+Products+%2816OZ%2C+8OZ%2C+4OZ%2C+2OZ+Essential+Oil+Bottle%2C+2OZ+Dropper+Bottle%29+x+2%2C+10+ml+Roller+Bottle+x+4&qid=1583608414&sr=8-1

 So, for about $200 dollars you can have make your own and have plenty to give away to help others for pennies on the dollar compared to store bought, which won’t always be available.

Share this with those you care about.  Here’s a sampling of some of the science that backs up Colloidal Silvers power against viruses – It’s worth the read!

 According to Herbert Slavin, M.D., founder and director of the Institute of Advanced Medicine, Lauderhill, Florida:

“…A study at the University of Arizona recently showed ionic silver to be effective against the coronavirus that researchers use as the surrogate for SARS.”

SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. The coronavirus behind SARS produces the same kind of respiratory syndrome as caused by the new Chinese coronavirus. According to a Business Wire article about the study:

“The study tested various ionic silver and copper levels to determine if they were effective against the human coronavirus strain 229E, a strain commonly used as a surrogate for the SARS virus in laboratory research.

The research demonstrated significant reductions of the virus within 1 hour (90 percent) and reduced virus levels to below the detection limit following 24 hours of exposure (99.99 percent).”

Wow. In this study, the researchers saw a 90% reduction in coronavirus levels within the first hour, and a 99.99% reduction within 24 hours.

“This research demonstrates that ionic silver has the potential to deactivate viruses in a relatively short period of time,” said Jeff Trogolo, Ph.D., chief technology officer, AgION Technologies, Inc.

That’s actually quite amazing. So now we know for sure that the ionic form of colloidal silver – aka electrically generated colloidal silver – works against at least one extremely serious form of coronavirus.

That’s heartening, right? But it’s certainly not all we have to go on. Let’s keep digging:

At the above link you’ll find a retrospective study of silver-based therapeutics and their effects on viruses, published in the Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (June 2003).

The authors concluded that even with the SARS coronavirus, “swift reduction of viral loads” could be achieved using “oligodynamic Ag1” (i.e., electrically generated colloidal silver). Here’s what they stated:

“State-of-the-art, electrolytically produced ‘oligodynamic’ Ag1…offers distinct advantages and versatility of use over older and cruder formulations.

Possessing much smaller, subnanometer-sized particles, greater electrical potential and lower concentrations, it is more bio-available than other formulations.

Efficacy against the SARS-related coronavirus, for example, may be enhanced when nebulized Ag1 is inhaled. This should achieve swift reduction of viral loads, especially in the early stages.”

As you can see, the study authors recommend using the ionic form of colloidal silver, with a nebulizer, so it can be atomized into a mist and easily inhaled into the lungs. After all, the coronavirus is a respiratory virus.

So, if you’d like to learn more about using colloidal silver in a nebulizer in order to get silver particles into your respiratory system during times of cold or flu (or coronavirus threat), see the following article and short video:

The study authors conclude by stating that electrically-generated colloidal silver appears to be effective against coronavirus even in its mutated forms. They wrote:

“The only known mechanism of resistance also appears to play no role notwithstanding the mutability of the coronavirus. Therefore no functional barrier to the virotoxic effects of oligodynamic Ag1 may be expected regardless of the rapidity or variety of mutations.”

So, it’s unlikely the coronavirus can mutate to the point that silver is not effective against it. But that’s still not all I’ve found. Let’s keep digging:

The European Patent

Did you know there’s actually an international patent, from a Japanese chemical manufacturing company, for using silver ions to inactivate the coronavirus on walls, floors, countertops, clothing and other “touch surfaces”?

Well, there is, and you can read it, here:

According to the patent, silver ions can be used to completely inactivate the coronavirus on surfaces. They write:

“The present invention relates to an anti-coronaviral agent that is effective in treating coronaviruses and can be mixed with plastics, paints and the like. It also relates to an anti-coronaviral product made from fibers, resins and others that contain the anti-coronaviral agent.”

The researchers go on to say:

“…the problem can be solved by using a silver ion as an active ingredient and having the silver ion stably held by a carrier…which is useful for inactivating a coronavirus, and also relates to a method for inactivating a coronavirus using the silver ion carrier according to the present invention.”

Pretty exciting stuff, right?

Silver ions – the form of silver you can make for just pennies with any good colloidal silver generator – inactivates coronavirus on surfaces such as doorknobs and countertops. So it would likely do so inside the human body, as well, don’t you think?

At the very least, if the new killer Chinese coronavirus becomes a true threat here in the U.S., you can spray colloidal silver on your home’s touch surfaces each day (i.e., doorknobs, countertops, cutting boards, toilet seats, kitchen and bathroom sinks, etc.) in order to help stop the virus from being picked up and spread by others.

You could even run some colloidal silver in a cool mist vaporizer so silver ions would be spread as a mist throughout your home!

There’s a lot of peace of mind in that, don’t you think?

The Chinese Study

There’s also a very interesting clinical study

 out of China, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, in which researchers mixed silver nanoparticles with graphene (i.e., carbon atoms, known as fullerenes) and tested them against a coronavirus known to infect cats.

The researchers found that while graphene alone did not inhibit growth of the coronavirus very much, the graphene mixed with silver nanoparticles did.

This study, having been conducted on the feline coronavirus, reminds me of the time a reader wrote in about using colloidal silver to heal his cat that was afflicted with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), which, according to Cornell University, is actually caused by a coronavirus.

The reader wrote me to say that while their veterinarian had pronounced a death sentence on the sick cat, the colloidal silver saved its life. Here’s what he wrote:

“Using the “standard” colloidal silver concentration produced during a three-hour generation from our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, we have successfully cured two different infections that conventional medicine has not consistently addressed.

In particular, Bruiser, our Japanese Bobtail, was sentenced to certain death by a local vet who declared that the kitty’s illness indicated by lab tests was FIP (feline infectious peritonitis) and was incurable.

Three other vets confirmed the FIP and the death sentence, including an area alternative medicine vet who refused my suggestion to try colloidal silver, and abused the kitty with vitamin shots to no avail.

For the first few months after Bruiser’s veterinarians failed to successfully address the FIP, my wife and I gave him an eyedropper full (approximately 1 teaspoon) several times daily. His appetite improved quickly and he started playing with his sister again, so we reduced the dosage to several times a week.

Bruiser is now another five years older (total six+ years) and is well and healthy. We occasionally fill an eye dropper and give him a drink if he seems to be feeling lethargic.

We feel that colloidal silver performed miraculously, where conventional ‘cat medicine’ and veterinarians failed the test!”

– Dale T., CO

Remember, this cat had an “incurable” coronavirus infection, very similar to what’s infecting people in China right now.

The Final Solution? (Only if it would be applied.)

Finally, two highly respected researchers, Dr. Eric Gordon, MD and Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD, writing in the prestigious Townsend Letter for Doctors, believe colloidal silver is the answer to many forms of viral infections, including serious upper respiratory viral infections and viral pandemics such as those caused by coronaviruses.

They wrote:

“During the past 300 years, humanity has suffered 10 pandemics and several epidemic scares. Could the solution to pandemics have a simple answer? Has Nature always held the key to defeating pathogens in a simple Ag+ [i.e., ionic silver] molecule?”

They then point out in their scientific white paper titled “A Promising Cure for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Pandemics, Including the Avian Flu: Has the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues Been Discovered?” that “the collective authoritative medical literature has documented efficacy of silver’s virotoxicity against over 24 viruses.”

What’s more, the authors state that the 200-plus viral strains known to cause upper respiratory tract infections, including most flu viruses, will also most likely succumb to the powerful antiviral qualities of very small particles of “oligodynamic silver” (i.e., a medical reference to electrically-generated colloidal silver being extremely powerful even in small quantities).

In fact, the authors point out that silver is likely going to be the answer to any future global viral pandemic, stating:

“A broad-spectrum anti-viral agent that really works is needed to combat over 200 viruses that cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Undoubtedly oligodynamic silver fits this bill…Emerging medical studies confirm the stellar, broad-spectrum virotoxic efficacy of oligodynamic silver both in vitro and in vivo.”

What’s more, the authors state that not only has silver been demonstrated to decimate many of the viruses associated with deadly viral infections, but it has also been proven to decimate most of the well-known bacterial pathogens that cause serious secondary infections during a viral infection, including the following:

  • Streptococcus pneumonia
  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Mycobacterium (Tuberculosis)
  • Inflammatory conditions of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Spring Catarrh
  • Pneumococci
  • Pneumonia

It’s these secondary bacterial infections that often kill the infected individual, once the flu virus has sufficiently weakened the body.

But colloidal silver’s powerful, broad-spectrum anti-viral qualities covers such a wide range of viral pathogens you can easily see why the report’s authors – both respected medical doctors – refer to silver as “the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues.”

 Again, the links are as follows to set yourself up with the cure and have no fear of these weaponized viruses:

Get a home kit to make your own, use distilled water only. $159

https://www.amazon.com/Particle-Colloidal-Silver-Generator-105-127V/dp/B0755NMWJ2/ref=sr_1_11?crid=2AWKMPG7ZYQ9I&keywords=colloidal+silver+generator&qid=1583608454&sprefix=colloidal+silver+%2Caps%2C261&sr=8-11

 Consider getting a nebulizer as well, starting at around $30.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=nebulizer&ref=nb_sb_noss  scroll down for choices

 My pick:

https://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Personal-V1200-Targeted-Congestion/dp/B0000TN7MY/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=nebulizer&qid=1583607482&sr=8-6

 Get little dark-colored glass spray bottles to dispense it also. $14-$20

https://www.amazon.com/Sprayers-Essential-Perfumes-Aromatherapy-Droppers/dp/B07NV6CZC3/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=dark-colored+glass+spray+bottles&qid=1583607890&sr=8-19

https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Moment-Aromatherapy-Cleaning-Essential/dp/B07Z7PGCGT/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Glass+Spray+Bottle+Kits%2C+Eternal+Moment+Amber+Glass+Spray+Bottle+Set+for+Aromatherapy+Cleaning+Products+%2816OZ%2C+8OZ%2C+4OZ%2C+2OZ+Essential+Oil+Bottle%2C+2OZ+Dropper+Bottle%29+x+2%2C+10+ml+Roller+Bottle+x+4&qid=1583608414&sr=8-1

If the U.S. government truly cared about its citizens they would be making and distributing Colloidal Silver to the masses with just a small part of the $8.5 billion they just appropriated to “fight” COVID-19.  Instead, they are seeking to vilify CS as “quack” or “snake oil” (fake) medicine to support Big Pharma sales of “cures” (like their vaccines) and other “preventative” supplies that only work on a partial basis at best.  Many of these same officials have gone out of their way to allow the spread of COVID-19, so if a person trusts the fake news media and the government more than good science and common sense, then there is far less help available for the care of their body physically, as it pertains to this outbreak.