10:46 AM - What About The Martyrs?
One of the common arguments cited by PostTribbers is that God allowed the martyrs to suffer in the past, so why wouldn't He allow Christians to suffer under the Antichrist. Romans 8:35-39 is often cited, but these verses actually PROVE that the body of Christ cannot go through the time of Jacob's trouble!
9:35 AM - Emerging Church Begins to Get Hostile Toward Biblical Christians
'Hip' church gives biblical Christians new label: 'Hater'
Exclusive: Jim Fletcher warns of dangerous trend in evangelicalism
Oddly, within American evangelicalism and media circles, a concept and term have emerged that place conservative Christians on the outside, in effect, becoming "other."
And we all know what happens when a group is labeled "other" (see Jews, World War II).
Sometime back, the progressive mega church pastor, Steven Furtick (Elevation Church, Charlotte, North Carolina), mentored as he is by evangelical bigwigs like Rick Warren and Bill Hybels, felt bold enough to post a YouTube video in which he sneeringly challenged what I'd call traditional Christians to basically get out of the way, because their time is past.
Presumably, to Furtick, it's the "new generation's" time now, so step aside with your stodgy hymns and expositional preaching style.
9:33 AM - Americans Are Shaking Their Fist at God
It's an awful thing when sin loving rebels turn their back on God and not going to be pretty when God brings America down.
The Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritans Purse, says the government's attacks against Christianity and bans on traditional Christmas themes while society glorifies sin is "like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God."
"What's happening is we're glorifying sin, we're lifting up sin. And it's like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God," Graham told Fox News host Megyn Kelly during a Wednesday segment of "The Kelly File."
"We are glorifying sin. People have got to understand that God takes sin seriously, because sin will separate us from God for eternity. Hell is a real place. And that's where every person who turns their back on God [will go] — and God will condemn them. He's a righteous judge. He has no choice but to condemn a person because of their sins. But He's willing to forgive a sin, every sin," he added.
6:28 PM - The Time Grows Short
16 Ways the Supreme Court Built the Police State and Destroyed Your Rights
by attorney John W. Whitehead
Keep in mind that in former regimes such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, the complicity of the courts was the final piece to fall into place before the totalitarian beast stepped out of the shadows and into the light. If history is a guide, then the future that awaits us is truly frightening.
Time, as they say, grows short.
9:38 AM - Quote and Bible Verse for Today
J. Vernon McGee, comments on 2 Thessalonians 2:2
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
1 Thessalonians 5:6
9:37 AM - The Fruit of Pre-Trib Rapture Belief
In this video we will discuss the test for a false prophet given in Matthew 7:15-20.
9:37 AM - SWAT Team Leaves Couple With $1 Million Hospital Bill
Parents left with $1million in hospital bills after toddler son was disfigured in botched SWAT drug raid
SWAT team conducted raid on Cornelia, Georgia home where the Phonesavanh family were staying with relatives in May
The parents of a toddler who was left disfigured after being hit with a stun-gun grenade in a botched drug raid while he slept in his crib are speaking out after a grand jury decided not to bring up charges in the heartbreaking case.
7:02 PM - Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms
"Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms": SINCE 2012, the director of "Speciesism: The Movie" has been secretly using spy drones to investigate and expose the environmental devastation caused by factory farms. In this video, the drones capture shocking aerial footage of one of the massive facilities that supply pigs for Smithfield Foods.
5 minute video
Labels: food supply
3:54 PM - Chemtrails in the Bible?
We are told chemtrails contain a lot of aluminum "dust" as well as other toxic substances. Why hasn't some "prophet" taken this and made a big deal about it? Of course this verse has nothing to do with chemtrails but it shows the absurdity of what some false prophets do with God's Word.
Labels: false prophets
3:36 PM - Whatever Happened To Repentance Preaching?
1:52 PM - Wanted: A New Christian Reformation
95 Theses To The Modern Evangelical Church
I have revised many of these and also all of them are of a size that will fit on twitter and facebook easily to re-post. Pray about sharing these with others and sharing each theses individually. I believe many need to hear these truths and they are shared in the humility of my weakness and lack in my own Christian Life. May God in His mercy come and revive North American Christianity for His glory alone. "May the Lamb of God receive the reward of His sufferings in our lives today!" – Greg Gordon (founder of SermonIndex.net)
11:17 AM - No Man Knows the...Year?
11:17 AM - Be a Berean
I love reading this passage of Scripture. It encourages me and points me back to the Word of God. Only the Bible is our measuring stick for truth. The truth of the Word is ABSOLUTE truth. In this passage of Scripture, the Berean church members were hungry to learn about God, but they knew that they must test all things told to them against the Word to see if what they were told was true.
We see preachers and teachers falling by the wayside today. Entire ministries which were once sound, are teaching opinions and politically correct rubbish. God does NOT change because people are boldly proclaiming being gay. He would not tell us by the Holy Spirit, to change our views on this subject. Jesus would have us show love to a gay person, but part of that love is telling them the truth.
11:15 AM - Death and Disease from Vaccines
The Suppressed History of Vaccines
CDC Whistleblower Revealed the vaccine-autism link they knew about
11:14 AM - One Innocent Man's Nightmare from Demonic Cops
So on the night of September 27th, 2011 they arrived while Chadwick was napping in the bathtub. (How do they always know when you're in the shower?)
This is the series of events:
SWAT kicks in door, launches stun grenade into bathroom
Storms into bathroom
Naked Chad's hands are up so they shoot him with a 40 millimeter non-lethal round
Launch second stun grenade
Lights are out, four or five guys behind a shield pin Chad against the wall and "beat the crap out of" him
Officers shoot him in the back of the head with a Taser, point blank range
Grabbed him by one hand and grabbed him by testicles and slammed his face to the floor
Beat him some more
They claimed he had "drew down with a shampoo bottle and a body wash bottle."
11:11 AM - Supreme Court Okays Lawbreaking by Cops
The Supreme Court struck another blow to the Bill of Rights with its 8-1 decision to expand police powers in situations where the police perform traffic stops based on imaginary laws. The Heien v. North Carolina decision held that an officer's "reasonable mistake of law" can lead to an allowable search and arrest for contraband.
7:38 PM - Bible Verses for Today
1 Thessalonians 1:10
Can the message be any clearer? However waiting is not as the rapture scoffers say but is active service for the King while we wait.
I praise You, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
No, in context this is not speaking about the rapture but Jesus did not reveal truth to those wise in their own eyes. The Bible has a lot to say about such people that time does not permit me to go into here. But in browsing a forum I found a nugget of truth someone posted. "The wise and prudent are those who make the bible a god, call themselves the chosen and elect of God and are obsessed with sin and condemnation of all that do not agree with their doctrines and traditions." Of course this could encompass a whole range of false teachers and cults. The proud cannot serve God. He only uses the humble.
7:12 PM - Prophecy Mongering
The evangelical world has been feasting on a constant diet of crisis for several decades now. Despite the relative peace and prosperity that Americans currently enjoy, fear is being marketed in every outlet. Fear of the future. It is big money for evangelical professional marketeers, many of whom act like false prophets continually prophesying doom and destruction. In fact, so much so, that many Christians now seem addicted to the adrenalin rush that comes via these dire predictions of disaster. It is a Pavlovian thing – spout the CRISIS, and fear-laden followers will respond by pushing the button to buy pre-packaged SOLUTIONS! This phenomena can best be described as prophecy-mongering, a term that has connotations of profiteering from promoting endtime crises.
Crisis-mongering is not a new thing. Chicken Little in the children's folk tale went around crying, "The sky is falling!" This message has now become "a common idiom indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent." Despite the moral of the Chicken Little story, dire predictions are becoming a way of life for many evangelicals. The more exotic, the more titillating, the more dramatic – the more people will get all worked up. It isn't just fear. Many of these catastrophic endtime scenarios are also extremely evocative, even licentious. It is tough to remain sober-minded when constantly assaulted by horrifying and/or Hollywoodized images of the future. But being sober is exactly what a believer is supposed to do in these last days – "the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer" (1 Peter 4:7).
7:08 PM - Zombified Americans Support Torture
New Poll Finds 59% of Americans Support Post 9/11 Torture – Propaganda, Cultural Sickness, Or Both?
By an almost 2-1 margin, or 59-to-31 percent, those interviewed support the CIA’s brutal methods.
More with commentary
7:07 PM - Government Used Rock Music as Torture
A BBC News report claimed that music by the American heavy metal band Metallica, and from children's TV programs Barney and Sesame Street, was being used to cause sleep deprivation and culturally offend Iraqi POWs.
Claimed to being used by the United States 361st Psychological Operations Company by Sergeant Mark Hadsell: "These people haven't heard heavy metal. They can't take it. If you play it for 24 hours, your brain and body functions start to slide, your train of thought slows down and your will is broken. That's when we come in and talk to them."
According to the FBI: "Witness observed sleep deprivation interviews w/strobe lights and loud music. Interrogator said it would take 4 days to break someone doing an interrogation 16 hrs w/lights and music on and 4 hrs off. Handwritten note next to typed synopsis says "ok under DoD
"Witness saw detainee in interview room sitting on floor w/Israeli flag draped around him, loud music and strobe lights. Witness suspects this practice is used by DOD DHS based on who he saw in the hallway."
A History of Music Torture in the 'War on Terror'
Protesting Use of Music in Torture: Trent Reznor, Tom Morello, REM, Pearl Jam and Others
When music was deployed, it was constant, 24 hrs a day, thumping, excruciating mostly Western rap or heavy metal played all over the prison—from cells to the shower room and ear splitting volume. This was done, to humiliate, terrify, punish, disorient, and deprive detainees of sleep, in violation of international law. Other detainees have been quoted as saying they were blasted with hours of the music of Eminem, Bruce Springsteen and the Bee Gees played a loud volumes, as a sleep deprivation technique.
8:42 AM - Contemplative Spirituality an Invitation to Satan
When emergents see "Jesus" in their contemplations, how can they be certain that it is the Jesus of the Bible and not a false christ or a demonic delusion? The only way to be certain is by making the Bible the central authority and carefully testing everything by it, but mysticism does not provide such certainty.
In Scripture, error is often referred to in terms of cunning deception. We are warned that wolves hide in sheep's clothing (Mat. 7:15). See Matthew 24:11, 24; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 11:13; Ephesians 4:14; Colossians 2:4, 8; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10; 2 Timothy 3:13.
In light of these warnings, we see the danger and folly of the contemplative practices.
Some of them, such as Centering Prayer, attempt to shut down the mind. The very title of the popular 14th century meditative book The Cloud of Unknowing refers to the practice of blotting out conscious thoughts in an attempt to enter into the depths of mindless meditation and transcendental communion with God.
In light of the Bible's warnings about the great potential for spiritual deception and the necessity of constant sobermindedness, I cannot imagine a more dangerous spiritual practice than centering prayer.
8:39 AM - Are Most Christians Today Really Pre-Trib?
PreTrib Rapture Moment 1: Are Modern Christians REALLY Pre-Trib. Rapture Believers?
6:14 PM - Most Christians Will Be Ashamed at His Appearing
Q. In 1 John, John makes the statement "abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming." I'm pretty sure that the phrase "when He shall appear" is in reference to the rapture. My question is, are there going to actually be believers who are ashamed at His appearing? And why would they be?
A. You're speaking of 1 John 2:28. John was referring to the Lord's statement in John 15:5 that if we abide in Him we will bear much fruit but apart from Him we can do nothing. Believers who don't abide in Him but spend their life pursuing their own personal agenda will discover at the Bema Seat judgment that they have nothing to show for the years they spent on Earth as a Christian. Like wood, hay, and stubble their life's work will be burned up in the flames of judgment. They'll still be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames (1 Cor. 3:10-15).
I think it could be embarrassing for them to realize that in their preoccupation with the things of this world, they essentially wasted their entire Christian life. This is why Paul said that in view of God's mercy we should not conform to the pattern of this world. Instead we should offer our lives as living sacrifices to God and be transformed by the renewing of our mind to discover His will for our life (Romans 12:1-2).
According to recent polls a large majority of people who claim to be born again Christians could find themselves in this situation when they stand before the Lord. They won't receive any condemnation from Him, for there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). But I don't know how they'll be able to avoid feeling some momentary regret that they didn't devote more energy to putting their faith into action, especially when they finally see everything they've been given.
"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness" (Ephesians
8:43 AM - Prophetic Rumors That Were Not True
8:31 AM - Judging Others vs. Discernment
The Difference Between A "Personal Attack" And "Discernment"
To Judge or not to Judge? The Difference Between Judgementalism and Discernment
The cult of "Do not Judge"
55 Bible Verses about Discernment
8:29 AM - Quote for Today
from PIGMEN WIN AGAIN
6:50 PM - Prophecy Run Amok: Fearmongering
Revised 26 November 2014
As was noted in part one of this series, prophecy is a very important ingredient in the Bible. In a general sense, the entire Bible is prophecy because God has given mankind His words through His prophets. It is also God foretelling what will take place in the future. That forecasting is what God presents to set Himself apart from the false gods that mankind is deceived into worshiping. God alone knows the future events, which He has declared hundreds and even thousands of years before they take place. Moreover, His foreknowledge of such events, revealed in more than a quarter of the Scriptures, is proof of the supernatural origin and nature of the Bible—that it is indeed God’s communication to mankind (Isaiah:42:9; 46:9-10; 48:5).
Prophecy is often a warning regarding what lies ahead so that believers can discern the times and take appropriate action. This gives unbelievers the opportunity to repent in order to avoid God’s judgment. Noah, a preacher of righteousness, was told by God that He would destroy everything that lived upon the earth by a flood (which didn’t come until about 120 years later) and that He would save Noah and his family; He told Abram that his descendants would remove the Canaanites from their land because of their wickedness, an event that took place four centuries later; Joseph was able to interpret the dream of Pharaoh warning of the famine to come upon Egypt in seven years, and then he was given a plan to keep the Egyptians from potential starvation; Jonah warned the Ninevites of God’s impending judgment unless they repented, which they did. Yet most of the Old Testament prophecies from Genesis:3:15 through Malachi:3:1 anticipated the first coming of Israel’s Messiah and have been fulfilled perfectly by Jesus Christ.
Prophecies in the New Testament primarily address events associated with the time period of the Second Coming of our Lord. Matthew 24 begins with Jesus characterizing that time with a warning of great deception, including false christs, false prophets, and lying signs and wonders. It then foretells “great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (vv. 21-22). The book of Revelation supplies some of the Tribulation details as God pours out His wrath in judgment upon the earth. There will be a conquering army of the Antichrist, world war, worldwide famine, the death of half of the world’s inhabitants (Revelation:6:8, 9:15), the massive martyrdom of believers, worldwide physical catastrophes involving mountains moved out of their places, and mankind trying to hide itself from God’s judgment. Of those who turn to Christ and are martyred for their faith during the Great Tribulation, Scripture tells us, “the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes” (Revelation:7:17).
So there is good news and bad news in biblical prophecy. The best of the good news was the first coming of Jesus in order to pay the full penalty for our sins and to reconcile us to God by our faith in Him alone. Having received the gift of eternal life, the next best prophetic good news for a believer is the first phase of Christ’s Second Coming, known as the Rapture. The Apostle Paul refers to that event as the believer’s “blessed hope,” which we are to anticipate with joy because Jesus is returning to take us, the bride of Christ, to Heaven for a wedding: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus:2:13). “For our [citizenship] is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20). “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God” (Revelation:19:9). That is indeed good news.
6:04 PM - Bible Verse for Today
Labels: bible verses
5:59 PM - Ed Dames' Killshot Prediction
Below is an excerpt of a recent update with George Noory. Because is a very slick deceiver some Christians are apparently believing him regardless of the fact that remote viewing is occult soothsaying forbidden by God.
DAMES: Well, in R.V. as I've said before, if we as professional remote viewers can discern an event ahead, especially big events, it already exists in time. It's a fait accompli. It already exists so of course we stand by it. What I'm saying, these massive solar flares, over the years, the sequence I've given the appellation "Killshot" – this present sunspot and the ones behind it – appear to be the beginning of the end in terms of – I mean there'll be a new beginning at some juncture. I don't know and I've been asked this quite a bit – how long the sequence will last, months, years or whatever. I honestly don't know, but it's going to really damage our communications tremendously and our infrastructures tremendously. It will be the secondary effects that do the most damage to human beings.
That means no transportation, gas pumps don't work, communications are down – not all over the Earth at once, but point by point by point by point, the ancillary damage will cause the starvation of a lot of people worldwide. I mean in the developing countries now you've got starvation occurring so it's going to be the same old-same old there or worse, if it can get worse. For the developed countries we're on 'terra-incognito' and it's a brave new world. Yes, millions and millions of people will bite the dust.
NOORY: Welcome back to Coast To Coast AM. We're going to spend a lot of time talking about the Killshot and Surviving the Killshot. In fact, Major Dames has an announcement that has not been heard any place else. Ed in looking back at some of the past discussions, you said that you don't think that there's going to be Presidential elections in 2016. You still hold that?
DAMES: Yes, I think martial law will be declared or something worse – martial law as an adjunct to something worse and I think that will be uh… probably either a Killshot or economic collapse, or both concurrent.
Ed Dames, Doomsday, and the Coming "Kill Shot"
Sunday, 1 April 2007
Ed Dames failed predictions
Ed Dames Prophecy
Maj. Ed Dames Exposed / The Kyron Horman Case
Labels: false prophets
8:59 AM - Exposing Corrie Ten Boom's Flawed Theology About the Rapture
In this video, I compare Corrie Ten Boom's beliefs that Christians are going through the "tribulation", with Dr. Ben David Lew's clear teaching that the church is raptured BEFORE the Antichrist is revealed.
9:59 PM - Ezekiel's Fire?
by Steven Garren
Recently I came across a new website created by the owner of OmegaShock which Steve Quayle regularly promotes on his news website. I don't like criticizing others that are not widely known for apostasy like so many in the emerging church system but what I found here was so full of deceptive nonsense that Christians need to be aware of it.
Owner John Little is publishing online a new book alleging that a huge solar flare is coming very soon that will kill up to billions of people. And this while the solar sunspot cycle enters a new minimum. The passing maximum was one of the lowest on record. However there have been some spectacular flares even this year. By the way this scenario is basically the same prediction as remote viewer Ed Dames made way back in the late 1990's, complete with nuclear war and economic collapse, though maybe not in the same order.
Remote viewing is really just another occult form of allegedly seeing future events. Dames named his solar flare event Killshot while Little calls it Ezekiel's Fire. The closest thing I could find in the Bible to match what they predict is when the sun scorches the earth during the latter part of the Great Tribulation. I will have more on Ed Dames in a subsequent post. If Ezekiel's Fire isn't enough to scare you Little said back in June that nuclear war and economic collapse were coming first.
Little and Dames both claim the killer solar flare is coming very soon. I have serious doubts about their scenario. For one thing I don't think God would kill billions of people just before the tribulation. Billions are destined to die in the tribulation but through a series of events earth dwellers will acknowledge are from God. Revelation tells us these events will only harden most of their hearts toward God. And secondly if such a killer flare was coming soon it would wipe out most of our electronic devices. Our entire modern lifestyle is totally dependent on modern electronic technology. Without these our world would fall back into the 1800's and countries would once again be mostly isolated from each other. Satan, his human servants, and the Antichrist must have use of modern technology to track and control everyone. All this is so close to being ready for his rule. Such a technological setback would take decades to recover from.
Though there was no copyright notice posted, under fair use copyright laws I have taken brief excerpts from the Ezekiels Fire website as examples to critically analyze so that others may see through this kind of "stuff." This is not meant to be a comprehensive review of the whole website as it would be too long. Excerpts from his website are in italics, my specific comments on his writing are in red and within brackets. This is not a personal attack on anyone or their freedom to believe what they want. I am only doing what Paul did and that is expose publicly what I believe is serious error based on the whole of biblical truth.
The website in question is in development and subject to change so some of what I excerpted may now be gone. My comments are on what I found at the time of my writing. An introduction was posted at OmegaShock. Whether readers agree with my analysis or not doesn't matter to me personally. My only desire is to share some of what I have learned and believe after 45+ years of Christian living through ups and downs with much suffering. When a person has been though what I have they learn to lean on God first and not man and his understanding. Believe me, I have seen a lot of spiritual nonsense in my lifetime disguised as biblical exposition that seems so believable. Bible prophecy will fulfill itself in due time. Any attempt on our part to fill in the details by using current events or special revelation is pure speculation at best and folly at worst as history has repeatedly proven.
Regardless of my analysis I urge everybody to watch a video I will soon post proving the folly of following the latest prophecy fads rather than God's Word and Bible teachers that have long proven themselves to be reliably adhering to God's Word. I cannot judge another's heart and motives but I can certainly judge their teaching based on what the Bible says.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
"What Peter is saying here (2 Peter 1:20) is that no portion of the Scripture is to be interpreted apart from other references to the same subject. That is the reason I put up such an objection to this idea of pulling out one little verse of Scripture and building a doctrine on that one verse. If you cannot get the WHOLE body of scripture to confirm your doctrine, then you had better get a new doctrine, my friend...Simon Peter is telling us that no passage of Scripture should be interpreted by itself. We need to confirm it with other Scriptures."
J. Vernon McGee
Ezekiel's Fire is coming BEFORE the Tribulation, the Antichrist, the Rapture and the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior. Anyone who says otherwise is either ignorant or a fool. Unfortunately, I can't do much for fools, but I can help those who are merely ignorant. And, THAT is why I have created EzekielsFire.com. It is and will be a comprehensive discussion of the largest solar flare in the history of the world – and what you need to do about it. [It is a serious matter to call your brothers and sisters in Christ fools. (Matthew 5:22)]
The events that precede Ezekiel’s Fire are approaching quickly. By the end of 2015 we will have had the worst financial crash in world history. In fact, this crash may begin well before that. We will also see some kind of armed conflict between Russia and the United States. [I can almost guarantee this will not happen in 2015. Even some false prophets eventually get something right by mere chance but this scenario is not likely soon. Date setters always end up discrediting themselves which is one reason pre-trib rapture scoffers have become so numerous.]
And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord. – Ezekiel 39:6 [This one verse is apparently the foundation upon which this website is built.]
Unfortunately, since I appear to be one of the few who sees this coming, it is my responsibility to drop what I’m doing and make sure that I have given sufficient warning in a way that makes sense. [As is common in the charismatic prophecy movement it is only the few self appointed super saints that God allegedly speaks to whom God uses to warn us that are "ignorant."]
Please remember that prophecy is given to us for a purpose, and that purpose is usually to warn us of something that is coming, so that we can prepare for it. And, the moment in time that Isaiah is speaking of in chapter 30 will require LOTS of preparation. [Not one place in scripture is the Church called to prepare for the Great Tribulation. The purpose of prophecy goes far beyond just a warning. It is more about God than it is about us.]
There is one option that we haven’t gone into, and that’s a solar flare. And, I believe that THIS is what the Bible is talking about when it describes the Sun becoming seven times brighter and the Moon becoming as bright as the Sun. [Isaiah 30:26 is used in an attempt to support his Ezekiel's Fire theory but it cannot stand because the scripture in question is describing the sun and moon during the millennium and it's a good thing. I challenge anybody to explain how the sun can be seven times brighter and be good. Almost every Bible scholar believes it to be figurative. But some things God does and will do are beyond human understanding at present.]
I am shocked and appalled at the willingness of our brothers and sisters to take the words of God and try to make them say something that they do not. This pride and lack of love for God is a true abomination, and it grieves me terribly to see it. [Is this a criticism or an inadvertent admission?]
Pride is an abomination to God, and we all are guilty of it – myself, more than most. Instead of submitting ourselves in abject humility to the Holy Spirit, we have turned our back on Him and looked to our own intellect. And, when you turn your back on the Holy Spirit……well, He leaves. [He certainly speaks the truth here but the Holy Spirit won't leave. He'll become grieved and inactive in our life.]
So, I thought that I would ask you a question and talk about a man that I respect a lot – Pastor David Lankford. Having heard his willingness to restrict himself to what the Bible actually says, I am confident that this is a man who is a living, breathing example of someone who loves God. One person that I am convinced who knows the Love of God, is Pastor David Lankford. One night, in July, I was listening to him, and Steve Quayle, on the Hagmann and Hagmann Report, and I was impressed – yet again – that this was a man who loves the Lord, reads The Bible, and will not twist the words of God. [I know of few people that have expressed more hatred for the pre-trib rapture than Langford, and his anger at those Christians that believe it.]
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 The Antichrist MUST come before the Rapture. There is no other way that you can interpret this verse. None. [So, it's his way or the highway. The KJV falsely calls this The Day of Christ rather than The Day of the Lord which the oldest manuscripts support. The Day of the Lord is NOT the rapture. The Day of the Lord is a term encompassing the beginning of the Great Tribulation after the rapture and extending through the millennial reign of Christ. You can read about it in Joel. More on the difference between the Day of Christ and the Day of the Lord is here. The Thessalonians were afraid they had somehow missed the rapture and had already entered the Tribulation because of the severe persecution they were experiencing and false teachers, hence Paul's second letter to them. There could be an unknown period of time between the rapture and beginning of the tribulation. We just don't know. If it's years the rapture is that much closer. It is my belief the 7 years of tribulation will not officially begin until the Antichrist signs the peace covenant with Israel.(Dan.9:27)] There Is Only One Resurrection For Those Who Are God’s People. The reason why there cannot be a pre-tribulation rapture is that there is only one resurrection for those who are God’s people. Only one. [The resurrection of God's people occurs in stages, not just one. Enoch was taken to heaven without dying, and Elijah also, and Jesus was the first to be resurrected in a new body.] There is no verse in the Bible that talks about a pre-tribulation rapture. I’ve seen the evidence of these false teachers, and all that they can offer are verses that they have twisted out of shape. As someone once said: The Bible is like a person. If you torture it enough, you can get it to say anything. My suspicion is that many pretribbers don’t love God. It’s really that simple. [Is this not judgemental condemnation with the presumption he knows the hearts of others? Unfortunately it is a common characteristic of pre-trib scoffers.]
Pre-Trib Lie – Jesuit Origins. [I thought I'd seen every excuse to deny the pre-trib rapture in the Bible but I was wrong. Now the Jesuits are allegedly the origin of it. I have nothing good to say about the Jesuits but this idea is completely absurd and refuted here and previously posted separately. As far as I know the Vatican has always been anti-pre-trib. The arising of the powerful Catholic Church was the main reason for the predominantly held pre-trib view of the early church fading from prominence.]
The Tribulation Is Not The Wrath Of God - The Tribulation Is The Wrath Of Satan. For three and a half years, those in Israel – who have accepted Christ – will be sheltered from the wrath of Satan. Because Satan can’t get to these Israeli Christians, he will go after those Christians in the rest of the World that he CAN get to – again, for three and a half years. That is the Great Tribulation, but it might be better to call it The Great Persecution – because that is what it is. Maybe we should stop calling it The Great Tribulation and start calling it The Great Persecution. [Frankly I would be scared to death to attribute the works of God to Satan as Little does here. Isn't that close to the unpardonable sin? The wrath of God or the Lamb is stated in Rev. 6:16-17, 14:10, 15:1 and 7, 16:19, and 19:15. Little uses the word wrath to attribute it to Satan in Rev. 12:12 but the KJV uses the word wroth which in the original Greek is similar but not the same. Jesus himself in Matthew 24 called the second half of the tribulation Great Tribulation.]
Here are those three things that must come BEFORE THE RAPTURE: The Antichrist - The Tribulation - The Resurrection. There will be no Rapture until after those three things. Period.
[Again it's his way or the highway. If all this happened first there would be no time left for the rapture and the judgement seat of Christ because the millennial reign of Christ would be at hand and He is not going to call us up only to make a U-turn back down. ("If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also." John 14:3)]
[In this chapter Little attempts to attribute the deadly wound of the Antichrist that was healed to America. Is there no end to such bizarre interpretation of scripture?]
As I’ve said before, I believe in doing business with sincere brothers and sisters in Christ who have proven their devotion to God. The only one that I personally know of, who is in the precious metals business, is Steve Quayle. [Now we get to the bottom line. All these like minded know it all's stick together. In addition to Quayle, Little has a long list of metals dealers to purchase from and urges you to purchase preparedness supplies or flee America and especially buy lots of gold and silver. ("'They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be treated as a thing unclean. Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath. It will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs, for it has caused them to stumble into sin.) (Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. Luke 17:33.) Nowhere in the Bible is the Church instructed to prepare for the coming 7 years that God will judge the world with His wrath. Just the opposite is true as the whole of scripture indicates the real Church will be spared from the 7 years in which God judges the world and brings Israel to repentance. Numerous times we are admonished to watch for His coming. Certainly it is prudent to prepare for little tribulations, which can be quite big like world war, but those that think they are going to flee to seclusion somewhere and survive seven years of God's judgement by preparation are in for a rude shock, should they be left behind at the rapture. Think how it was in WWII, Nazi Germany, and the concentration camps, so horrible that concentration camp survivor Corrie Ten Boom turned against the pre-trib rapture doctrine. Yet this pales in comparison to the coming Great Tribulation.]
There are no doubt countless other sensational websites of a similar nature that sidetrack Christians from their walk with Christ. One could spend all their time documenting the errors. The doom and gloom people have been promulgating their sensationalism for probably my whole life. I used to believe a lot of it. In fact I still do believe much of it except for the date setting which discredits everybody. I can remember as far back as the late 1970's the end of our American lifestyle was allegedly at hand with sky high interest rates. All kinds of end times fear mongering has only grown in intensity.
Christian economist Larry Burkett wrote The Coming Economic Earthquake in 1991 and forecast collapse by the end of that decade. He's dead and gone and we're still here more or less operating normally. Economic doomsayers greatly underestimate the ability of the illuminati to keep their house of cards propped up until they are ready to pull it down. Though they also profit from total economic collapse and world war most of it comes in stable times when they can steal so readily from so many people through their governments.
Extremely perilous times are coming no doubt but only in God's timing. Why waste precious time following deceptive soothsayers, many of whom peddle their fear mongering for profit, when we can be following God and His Word? It's easy to fall into the trap of following such stuff as I know and have at times. But is it edifying?
God didn't say prepare to endure the tribulation or take your country back. Preparedness has been turned into a false gospel with the real gospel of Jesus Christ relegated to second place. Jesus said go into the whole world and make disciples of all nations. And he didn't say make believers, he said make DISCIPLES. There is a difference.
10:21 AM - What a Beautiful Day
I've always loved this gospel song. It came out about the time I was totally disabled with my neck trouble in 1974. I was so ill at times I felt like I could die. If I had of turned my body over to established mainline medicine for help I would have. I remember one time laying in the back seat of the our car suffering severely on the road with my parents for the almost 3 hour trip (5-1/2 hrs. there and back) to my chiropractor specialist while this song by the Happy Goodman Family played on the radio. Oh how much I wished Jesus would have come then. Those times in my life I wouldn't have wished on my worst enemy. But here I am 40 years later still going and a lot better than back then, most of the time. God had a lot to teach me and still is. But everyday I keep hoping for Jesus to come and take us off this alien sin loving planet. I don't care if most people think I'm nuts. God gave me hope and assurance in His Word and nobody is going to take it from me. One day He is coming when scoffers least expect it. If I die first that's okay. Whether I live or die my hope is in Jesus and not my own understanding or the work of my hands.
What a beautiful day this really is where I live for the Lord to come again, with clear blue skies and temps headed for the 60's when it should be much lower this time of the year. This version by Jerry and the Singing Goffs has less overpowering music than the Goodman version with clearly understood words.