I have been asked to re-post the article on Eternal Punishment And The Restoration Theory so here it is
Questions To Biblical Worldview Ministries
Are All People Going To Be Saved In The End And Is Hell Temporary Or Permanent?
There is much recent teaching on the "restoration theory", that is, after a period of punishment, God is going to pardon the sins of the unbelieving and they will be admitted into the Kingdom of God. Is eternal punishment temporary or eternal? One particular prophecy scholar/website believes eternal punishment is wrong because the punishment doesn't fit the crime - to punish someone eternally who may have lived a moral so-called good life is unjust and lacking in common sense. The proponents of this heretical teaching obviously do not see things from God's point of view.
Where did the restorative theory come from? First we need to examine the Catholic doctrine of Purgatory. The word "purgatory" is not in the Bible, but means a place of purification. This doctrine was not known to the Church of the Apostles or the early Church (post-apostolic). It surfaced in the 600's A.D. The Catholic Pope's invented this doctrine as they believed the souls of men are not fit to go immediately to heaven and therefore must experience an intermediate state of suffering and dependent on the prayers and "masses" of the living. The whole idea behind this extra-biblical teaching was driven by MONEY! It secured revenue for the Catholic Church by preying on the sympathy of loved ones for their departed family and friends. They would pay the Catholic system money to deliver their loved ones from the punishment of Purgatory.
This wicked un-scriptural teaching has no place in Sola Scriptura as it is not part of the biblical record. There is no intermediate state between life on earth and death. The Bible says it is appointed unto man ONCE TO DIE and then face the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27). How we leave this life depends on how we end up in eternity.
As mentioned, the restorative doctrine like Purgatory has no scriptural basis - that after the wicked have suffered in hell for a time and sufficiently punished for their sins, they will be restored and transferred to heaven. This includes Satan and his fallen angels and the final emptying of Hell - kind of like what Obama is doing to Guantanamo. The Muslim terrorists have been punished long enough so it is now time to release them.
Dr. Steven Jones of Gods Kingdom Ministries advocates the restorative theory, which I have strongly opposed in several email exchanges with him. He admitted he adopted this theology after reading a book on the subject not from the Word of God. We should NEVER base our theology on what others write about scriptural doctrine. Our theology should come from direct revelation of the written Word of God as the Holy Spirit gives us understanding. Never, never take what I write as gospel without checking it out by the written Word of God and Holy Spirit guidance. Now that does not mean that I am wrong in something I write because you may disagree with it, but if you can prove from Scripture where I am wrong I will be more than happy to admit it on this website. Truth is always more important than any one's opinion including mine.
The Bible passage the restorative theory is based on is Acts 3:21:
"Whom Christ the Heaven must receive until the times of restitution of ALL THINGS which God has spoken by the mouth of all His Holy Prophets since the world began."
The proponents of this bogus theory zero in on the words, "ALL THINGS", which to their minds means everything in the universe both animate and inanimate. One day God is going to restore everything back to its pristine condition to include the pre-fall state of Adam and Eve. Clarence Larkin in his book, The Spirit World, believed that verse primarily pertained to the Jews because they were the recipients of Peter's message. In context, the passage means that after the remnant of believing Jews repent and convert to belief in Jesus as Messiah, savoir and Lord, He would restore THEM to the things the prophets foretold. I would disagree with that as I believe it has a much broader application involving the millennial reign and the reconstitution of the earth for it is after that time that Christ Jesus delivers the kingdom to God the Father. (Note: he wrote his book in 1922 so he did not have the insights we have today of biblical prophecy).
All things in the context of the doctrines of Heaven and Hell cannot mean the entire human race since Adam, specifically those that never acknowledged and repented of their inherent sin and died in that condition, will at the time of the eternal state (8th Day) receive a pardon from God. They will still have the old Adamic sin nature which is incapable of refining. Nothing unclean or defiled will enter the kingdom of heaven.
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
The Bible is clear the wicked shall be punished forever and forever or unto the Ages of the Ages - see Matthew 25:46 and Revelation 20:10.
Will the wicked be given a second chance? Will Israelites or Jews be given a second chance? When growing up as a young boy in the Baptist Church, I heard repeatedly the Jews would be given a second chance, but not the Gentiles. Will God somehow change His mind about the unrepentant and decide they have been punished long enough to also include Satan and his wicked angels? There are a growing number of people that believe this lie for that is what it is A HELLISH LIE!
Larkin again says, "If the present things used by God in this life to lead men to Himself such as providence, the Bible, the preaching of the gospel, the striving of the Holy Spirit have no avail here, what is to lead men to God in Hell where those things are absent and their environment wholly evil? Character determines destiny. When character becomes fixed, condition is settled beyond change".
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still, and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still, and he that is righteous let him be righteous still - Revelation 22:11
Character matters and have you thought of the fixation issue according to this verse? Character is fixed unto death!
The plight of the wicked dead in hell, their torment and punishment condition is not going to lead them to repentance for there is no Holy Spirit in hell to lead them to godly sorrow and repentance. If punishment leads men to repentance then the gospel and Holy Spirit conviction are for nought! The rich man in hell showed no repentance and no desire for mercy or admittance of sin, he only wanted relief from his torment - "Abraham please come and place a drop of water on my parched tongue." He also wanted Abraham to leave Paradise and go back to earth and warn his brothers not to come to hell. However, Abraham told him that was not possible for God had fixed a great gulf or barrier between hell and paradise and no one in either place could crossover to the other. Abraham also told him that if his brothers did not believe Moses and the prophets (this proves the events of this story took place before the First Advent of Christ and the Church Age), then they would not believe someone who came from the dead to warn them. (Luke 16:19-31).
There is also an interesting passage in Revelation 20:7-8 in which the wicked did not repent of their sins in the midst of the Bowl Judgments, but blasphemed God, and even Satan after 1000 years in the bottom-less pit comes out of it as bad as ever - he had not changed.
Some object to the concept of eternal punishment by citing such passages as, "God would have all men to be saved" (I Tim.2:4); "God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked" (Ezk.33:11); and "Christ tasted death for every man". However as Larkin points out in his book on the Spirit World, the Bible also says NOW is the day of salvation (2 Cor. 6:2). There is no salvation opportunity after one dies - after death there is one thing we all must face - the judgment bar of God and give an account for everything we have done - good or bad and the verdict is not going to be based on WORKS, but on what we did with God's offer of salvation IN Christ Jesus. Even the Old Testament saints placed their faith in the promise of God to send a deliverer to take away the penalty and punishment of sin. As the Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 2, we are saved by grace through faith, and it is not our own doing, it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so no one can boast.
Christ Jesus is the LIMIT of God for dealing with sin and mankind's eternal destiny. There is NO OTHER WAY for humanity to be saved other than Jesus had to suffer and die for the sins of the world. However, the majority will not believe or accept God's love offer of forgiveness and reconciliation to Him. So what is to be done to those who spurn God's salvation - give them a pass and allow them to dwell in the same Heaven or Kingdom of God with all the saints? Would you want a pedophile living in your home with your children? I think not and I could cite a whole list of evil things most people would not want to be around or live with. God created hell and the Lake of Fire originally for the Devil, his angels, the Antichrist and the False prophet and also for all unbelievers for there has to be a separation from sin and sinners for no sin can survive in the presence of Holy God.
However the principal controversy of which this article addresses is punishment for sin eternal or temporary?
Philippians 2:10-11 says one day every one who was born into the human race will be required to bow before the Lord Jesus and confess His Lordship to the glory of God the Father - EVERYONE, NOT SOME PEOPLE, BUT EVERYONE OF ALL THE BILLIONS BORN ON THIS PLANET CALLED EARTH. However as Larkin says, confession is not repentance! Confession alone does not change the heart of man. It must go through a complete change and that is called the NEW BIRTH and is entirely the work of the Holy Spirit.
So a doctrine such as Purgatory or the Restorative Theory is the result of a gross misunderstanding of the necessity for the CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST. Sin was dealt with once and for all when Jesus died upon a Roman cross in 30 or 33 A.D. whichever is correct. That is why He uttered the words as He gave up His spirit to the care of His heavenly Father, IT IS FINISHED! God's eternal plan of salvation for humanity was finalized on the cross for all the sin of the world was judicially placed upon Jesus the six hours He hung upon the cross, that is why He screamed out, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me. Our Holy and Righteous Father could not look upon His only begotten Son when SIN covered His total being. That is the meaning of the Scripture, "He who had no sin became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (Jesus). 2 Cor. 5:21.
The suffering and agony of the cross was not some trivial thing in the eyes of God! If mankind was going to be saved and live in eternity with a Holy and Righteous God, a blood sacrifice had to be offered and animal sacrifices would not suffice. Only a human being could die for the sins of the human race, but it had to be a perfect sinless sacrifice and the only man qualified was the God-man, Jesus Christ for He had no earthly father and no sin nature for the sin nature was passed from Adam (the man) to all of the human race past and present - Romans 5:12.
Proof that Catholics misunderstand the finality of the cross is their making the Lord's Supper or Communion a sacrament. It is not a sacrament and their doctrine of transubstantiation is total heresy! The Lord's Supper is for the purpose of looking back to the cross and remembering how Jesus paid our sin debt. The broken bread symbolizes the body of the Lord given for us and the wine is symbolic of His blood shed for us, for without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin (Hebrews 9:22). We do not literally partake of the body or blood of the Lord when we take communion for that is preposterous and the Lord never intended for believers to think that. Purgatory and the Sacrament of Communion proves the Catholic so-called Church does not understand that sin was totally and finally dwelt with on the Cross of Jesus. There is no need for an intermediate state for mankind to go until he or she has somehow suffered enough to go to heaven. Likewise believers are not required to treat the Lord's Supper as a sacrament of substitution for the Lord's death upon the cross. Both of these false doctrines are nonsense and ARE NOT TAUGHT IT THE BIBLE!
I have to tell you every time I see one of these Popes dressed in his clown suit, carrying his holier than thou staff, and waving his hand in the air like some sinless saint, I know that I am looking at the devil's handy work - FALSE RELIGION and millions are going to end up in the fires of hell for an eternity because they failed to obey the truth of the Scriptures! Am I saying all Catholics are going to hell? What I am saying is we have been given the Word of God (the Bible) and it is our responsibility to read it, study it and to ask God the Holy Spirit to teach us its truths. And if we mean it and are serious, He will guide us into all truth not lead us into false religion - John 16:13.
This is the major problem with homosexuals - they do not love the truth enough to abide by it - 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 and their error is going to cost them dearly on the Day of Judgment. Sincerity is not the door to salvation - acceptance of truth is and the source of that truth is the Word of God - John 17:17.
Along with the doctrine of restoration of all things is the doctrine of annihilationism, which means the wicked dead will be destroyed at death or after the Great White Throne Judgment. They will be like the animals that die and have no after-life and no memory of life. God will just extinguish them much like someone that is vaporized in war (I witnessed that in Vietnam) or dies in a horrible plane crash and their bodies are never found - they just vanished as if they never existed. Garner Ted Armstrong taught this heretical doctrine by twisting the Scriptures to suit what he called "common sense" theology - that no loving God was going to punish or torment someone for all eternity.
Larkin says this doctrine is based on a wrong interpretation of destruction. If the wicked are destroyed at death as though they never existed then there would no resurrection of the wicked dead and their judgment at the Great White Throne. However the Bible teaches the certainty of both - see John 5:28-29 and Revelation 20:12-15.
The rich man died and his body buried on earth, but he was in a state of consciousness in hell and had memory of his life on earth. He also felt pain and could speak and have a conversation. He was not destroyed in the sense of annihilation for his soul and spirit remained in tact. He was a dead spirit without a body. The angels that sinned have been kept in eternal chains waiting the day of judgment. They were not annihilated. (Jude 6). Destruction in the biblical sense does not mean someone is totally destroyed without a spirit and soul. Their body may die, but their spirit and soul continue after death either in one of two places - Heaven or hell and the lake of fire. We are actually more spirit beings than we realize. Our bodies house our spirit and souls and make us adaptable to living on planet earth. If we had been born on some other planet, we would have a body adaptable to that atmosphere and environment.
Destruction means the loss or ruin of what once was, that is, the form has changed into another form, but the elements are still there. After WWII Europe lay in great ruin. Many of the major cites were completely leveled yet the nations of Europe still existed. After dropping two atomic bombs on Japan that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan still existed.
Mankind is born with an eternal spirit/soul that will never die in the sense of annihilation. The state of the eternal spirit, soul, and body will be vastly different depending on where one goes after death and the final judgment. The Holy Spirit told the Apostle Paul there has not entered in the heart and mind of man the things God has prepared for those who love Him and keep His Word. On the other hand Jesus said those who die and go to hell shall weep and gnash their teeth and their torment shall be like the maggots that feast on rotting flesh - not a pretty picture so why would anyone in their right mind fail to take advantage of God wonderful love gift of forgiveness and acceptance into His eternal kingdom, which Christ Jesus has made possible by His death on the cross and resurrection. If you have been reading this article and have come to this point, but you do not know for sure if you will go to heaven when you die, then right now, bow your head and pray this simple, but serious prayer.
Lord Jesus, I believe the Word of God that I am born in sin and cannot obtain heaven because of any good works that I might do. I realize you are God's love gift to me. I believe you died upon the cross and shed your blood for me that I could be forgiven of my sin and spend an eternity with you in your kingdom. I repent of my sin and ask that you come into my life and
be my Lord and God. Thank you for saving me. Amen.
If you prayed that prayer and meant it you are now a child of God and have the Holy Spirit living in you. You may not feel any different, but salvation is not based on feeling, it is based on faith. In time as you read and study the Word of God and pray and get involved with a Bible believing teaching Church, you will start to change - others will notice it even though you may not be aware of it. When you sin and you will (the possibility or sinning after being saved is not eradicated) you will be convicted and seek forgiveness of the sin. The Bible says, When we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9).
In summary is there a place called hell and the lake of fire that all unrepentant sinners go and is their punishment eternal - unending? If there is going to be an eternal state where the righteous go referred to as Heaven and the Kingdom of God where untold joy, peace and unspeakable glory exist forever and forever, then it stands to reason the existence of the unrighteous will also be eternal, that is, their punishment shall be forever and forever. How do we know that for sure?
In Matthew 25:46 Jesus said the wicked shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal. The Greek word for both eternal and everlasting is the same - AIONIOS from the root word AION. It is translated AGE in the English Bible. It was the meaning of this word that I debated with Dr. Jones on his All Things Restoration Doctrine. He attempted to say that Age does not mean an indefinite period, but can mean a limited time such as the Age of Law, which had a beginning and ending or the Church Age, which had a beginning and will have an ending when the Millennial Age begins. Then the Millennial Age will end after 1000 years and the Eternal Age will commence. However, he had no time period for the ending of the Eternal Age although he tried and had some ridiculous hypothetical period of thousands of years, which he has no way of knowing or proving that.
The biblical expression forever and forever or the Ages of the ages is the Bible's way of saying the eternal state is of endless duration - it never ends. If the Age of Law or the Church Age or the Millennial Age were of endless duration, then there would not have been the need to replace one with the other. However, when the Bible speaks of the eternal state for individuals, the Greek word AION means the condition of endless duration. When the Lord used the words everlasting and life eternal, it is clear from the context He meant time with no end.
Look up these Scriptures that testify the Lord God lives forever and forever (in the Greek the aions of the aions): Revelation 4:9-10; 5:13; 10:6; 15:7. It is obvious there is no limiting of God's eternal state for He is even before the beginning and shall be without end. Since the saints are going to be with Him and where He is then they shall also be as eternal as God.
The same Greek word is used in reference to the wicked, they shall experience an aion of the aions of punishment. Their punishment will never end.
In Revelation 20:10 it says the Devil was cast into the Lake of Fire where the Beast and False Prophet have been for 1000 years and they shall be tormented day and night forever and forever (the aions of the aions).
The Bible, the Word of truth, is very clear the unrighteous dead shall be punished in the Lake of Fire for an endless duration. There is no such thing as a Restorative Theology where God is going to pardon those suffering punishment in hell because He feels sorry for them or an annihilation doctrine that the wicked dead are extinguished as though they never existed. Both are FALSE DOCTRINES!
Anyway who are you going to believe God and the Bible or some man with his phony teaching? I strongly suggest the former.
I am indebted to Clarence Larkin for his insights into this subject which you can read in his Book, The Spirit World.
New Proof For The Jewish Antichrist From Zechariah's Prophecy
In my continual study of the Scriptures, I have found what I believe is irrefutable evidence the biblical Antichrist will be Jewish. Dr. Thomas Ice, a devout traditional dispensationalist (pretrib) proponent and Joel Richardson, a renowned prophecy author and teacher recently debated whether or not the Antichrist will be a Muslim (Richardson's position) or from the Roman Empire (area of the old Roman Empire, principally Europe) and a non-Jew. I believe they are both wrong. By the way, Joel Richardson is not his real name. He is Jewish and changed his name he says to protect his family.
My position has always been the Antichrist will be Jewish and maybe from the tribe of Dan. Jesus Himself alluded to the Antichrist coming from among the Jews when He told the Pharisees that He came in His Father's name and they rejected him, but they would accept one who comes in his own name.
John 5:42-44 NKJV
42 But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. 43 I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive. 44 How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?
In the context, Jesus was speaking to the Jewish Pharisees so it is reasonable to assume He meant someone from among them - the Jews, they would accept as the Messiah - the false Messiah or the Antichrist.
I apologize for the delay in posting this article - it will be posted by the end of the day. I also will post articles on Daniel's 70th Week and Gog and Magog by the end of this week. Actually been working on these for some time but due to many interruptions cannot always post articles as intended.
For The Price Of A Donut, School Students Cannot Have A Bible Study
"The Joplin, Mo. school district has apparently agreed to the demands of a humanist legal group and suspended a Bible study after complaints that free donuts were "deceptively" being used to bring students to the meetings. The American Humanist Association sent a letter to the school, claiming -- based on the report of a parent of one student -- that the Bible studies were organized and conducted by faculty and school officials. The school subsequently capitulated".
Have any idea what percentage of the U.S. population atheists make-up?
The Pew Research says that atheists make-up about 12% of the U.S. population or a very small percentage so why do they continue to get their way in the public square? Simple, the educational system is predominantly secular so their first priority is not to uphold biblical principles. Second, even though in this case the law supported the student Bible study, school administrators have no backbone and run for the hills every time an atheist or atheist group yells discrimination. The same goes for the LBGTQ crowd.
Until school officials began to uphold the laws of our nation and stand up to these Anti-God, Anti-Bible loud-mouths, Christian parents and children of our country will continue to lose their God- given, Constitutional rights in society.
Our nation is being ruled by the "tail-wagging-the-dog-syndrome" - minorities are running our country so don't try to sell me the fallacious idea our country is a democracy! In a democracy the majority rule!
Democracies are one of the weakest forms of government if its principles are not honored. Actually, the United States of America was formed as a Constitutional Republic and is the reason Donald Trump won the presidency - the big populous states cannot control the electorate.
Sorry about that Hillary Clinton and all your cry-baby supporters!
Which Bible Translation Is The Most Accurate
I am often asked which Bible translation is the best, most reliable and accurate according to the oldest manuscripts. The King James defenders will say the KJV is the only accurate Bible and claim all other versions heretical translations. I have studied several Bibles in comparison to the original languages and none are 100% accurate including the venerable KJV. In fact the KJV version used today is not the original 1611 version, but a corrupted 1800's version.
For many years I was devoted to the KJV - read it from cover to cover, studied it and preached from it. In the early 1980's a young man from Greece was saved and joined our Church. I noticed when I read from the Bible or preached from a biblical text he had this confused blank look on his face. One day I spoke to him about it and he told me his Greek Bible did not read like the Bible I was preaching from. I sat down with him and compared several Bible texts from my KJV to his Greek Bible as he interpreted it for me. I was a little astonished my KJV was quite different in some respects from the Greek Bible.
I purchased a New American Standard Bible because I read it was the most accurate of all the translations. When I read and preached from it, I noticed the Greek young man had a smile on his face and was nodding approval. He told me he could better understand what I was teaching from the NASB..
That prompted me to study the NASB in the Hebrew and Greek languages - the languages of the Old and New Testaments. I discovered that while the NASB was not 100% true to the original languages, it was closer than the KJV and the other modern translations.
I have worn out several NASB's (one of my favorites was the NASB Ryrie Study Bible 1977 version) and highly recommend it. It is a word-for-word translation.
Here is a website link that compares the KJV to the NASB. I think you will discover what I did - the NASB is more accurate than the KJV.
The NASB was updated in 1995 to make it any more accurate translation. I still prefer the 1977 translation, but also have the 1995 version.
In all of the above, and less I be misunderstood, there is much truth supported by the ancient manuscript's in many of the modern translations including the NIV, ESV, NLT, NKJV, and a few others. There are also a significant number of new versions that are highly suspect as supporting the biblical texts. They are more culture focused.
The Bible (Word of God) was not given to mankind in order to cater to or promote any one culture, but rather a timeless doctrine of divine truth that is relevant to all generations regardless of societal mores. Human cultures do not dictate divine truth rather Divine truth sets the moral lawful standards that points humanity to the God with whom they will have to face at the end of their life on earth. Unfortunately a great hosts of earthlings do not understand that.
There is a passage in Proverbs 30:5-6 that speaks to this very issue:
5 Every word of God proves true;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
6 Do not add to his words,
lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
Urgent Warning: Demons On The Loose
"As 2016 ends, priests are calling for more exorcists to fight what they are calling “an army of demons.”
Satanic groups openly organize against Christianity, even at Christmas. And trendy festivals like Burning Man are increasingly resembling something like a religion.
It’s part of a general trend that has Christians worried. And Karl Payne, former chaplain for the Seattle Seahawks and an experienced exorcist who authored “Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization and Deliverance,” says the danger is real".
Ironically, I had been reading Clarence Larkin's book on The Spirit World before I saw this article.
In nearly 45 years of Christian ministry I have encountered the demonic realm in various ways as a pastor as well as my own demons. A good friend of mine, Dr. Joe Allbright, has dealt with the demonic area for many years. He has counseled countless victims of demonic oppression and I was fortunate to attend one of his workshops some years ago. He has also written two books, Liberating the Bruised and More Tools For Liberating the Bruised, which you can obtain a copy at his publisher's website - www.smoothsailingpress. com.
Dr. Allbright was given the revelation of the Ancestral Demon and the Flip-Side Personality, which the AD always creates in order to control the victim. While demons are more often associated with the medieval dark ages evidenced by foaming at the mouth or lapsing into coma like trances with crude facial expressions, actually demons can be seemingly respectful and intelligent. They tend to follow the victim's personality (hide behind it) and is one reason they are often difficult to spot. In other words, there are nice demons (not really) and wicked bad violet filthy demons. All demons are wicked, but some of them are less violent, but nevertheless controlling and oppressive.
Much of the abnormal bizarre behavior we see today is the result of demon activity not necessarily mental illness even though demons can cause the latter. The prophet Jeremiah said the human heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick who can understand it? - 17:9. Mankind's fallen sinful nature is capable of the worst of depravity without any demon involvement, yet when the two are combined demon possession (complete control by a demon or demons) is often the result.
When someone goes into a Black Church and murders innocent people because a voice or voices told him to do it or a woman cuts off her babies arms because of the same reasons, that is abnormal and unnatural behavior. It is without doubt the result of demon activity.
How are ISIS thugs able to behead Christians and other Muslims including children, put people into cages and burn or drown them to death seemingly without any conscience? They are demon-possessed that is how they do these terrible things and all in the name of a false god - Allah! Of course their prophet and his book advocates the killing of infidels, particularly Christians and Jews. No true God would sponsor the killing of other humans just because they do not follow or adhere to the Islamic religion.
Now we need to understand that demons cannot invade, harass, or possess another human being without a reason or cause with the exception where an ancestral demon is involved via the blood-line. And may I say that Christians can have demons, that is, by giving them access or ground through some habitual sin such as adultery, pornography, drugs, alcoholism, etc. What I mean by ground is the area of one's life usually the soul (mind, will and emotion) or the body. Man has free will so no demon can attack, harass or enter him without a cause or reason. If we give them ground, they will take advantage of it and when that happens oftentimes it takes someone like a Dr. Allbright who is anointed of God and skilled in deliverance ministry to find the root cause of the demonic attack and send them packing. I have witnessed him do that even with the worst cases.
One very intelligent Black woman, an RN had multiple personalities caused by lifestyle demons and I watched him work with her over a three day period and methodically and gently fuse the divided personalities back to her core personalty - the one God gave her at birth. She was completely set free from demonic invasion not only to the praise of her healing, but also to the praise of her husband who told us that he never knew which wife would show up on a daily basis.
The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is responsible for dealing with the demonic realm, but few do and for that reason the Church is full of demons and so is this nation. When a people or nation choose to throw God and His Word out of their society, the result is Satan sees to it that his demons fill the void.
This is going to make some people angry, but the democratic party is a possession of foul and unclean spirits. They proudly boasted they did not want the name of God in their National platform and they have become strongly Anti-Christ, Anti-Christian, and Anti-Bible. They are for everything the Word of God opposes such as homosexuality, same-sex marriage, abortion, etc. Setting aside biblical truth for social mores lays the ground for demonic invasion of a nation and that is what has happened to the United States of America. We left our spiritual roots over a generation ago and are reaping the results.
Here is a passage from the Book of Revelation that predicts what is coming for this old wicked world that loves darkness more than light:
Revelation 16:13-16 NLT
13 And I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs leap from the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. 14 They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty. 15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.”
16 And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon.
There is coming a time in the Great Tribulation when Satan and his fallen angels are going to be thrown out of the heavenlies and onto the earth (restricted to it). This is the harbinger that will lead to the Abomination of Desolation and the Mark of the Beast. God is going to allow Satan a period of 42 months to work his diabolical schemes in an attempt to oppose the Second Coming of Christ (Satan reads the Bible and knows what it says - he just doesn't believe it will happen as predicted). It is during this short 3 1/2 year period that more people are going to be killed than from the time of Adam to the present time - billions are going to die. This is perhaps why Jesus said this time would be so bad there would never be another time like it.
Our generation requires that Christians (believers in Jesus Christ) become overcomers (Holy Spirit filled) - overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit - the world, the flesh and the devil and yes demons or the strong Satanic spiritual darkness will be too much to handle.
These are not times to play church or live loose carnal lives!
Russian President Putin and President-Elect Trump
Presently, a lot of attention is directed to Russia and President Putin in regard to hacking of our election process. Exxon Mobil CEO, Tillerson, is on the hot seat for Secretary of State nominee because of his business ties to Russia.
I would recommend everyone get a copy of the Book, Red Notice, which is the factual account of hedge-fund manager, Bill Browder, who made a fortune in Russia after the break-up of the old Soviet Union.
When he realized the Russian government was corrupt and was stealing his companies/assets, he went after them and exposed the corruption. Unfortunately, his Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky was not so fortunate and was arrested, imprisoned and tortured to death for not revealing Browder's operations. Russian President Vladimir Putin, personally ordered the assassination of Bill Browder who eventually escaped to the United States and sought the help of the United States Congress in seeking justice for Sergei Magnitsky. After a lengthy period of waiting for the United States Congress to act, they passed the Magnitsky Act which condemned Russia and specifically Putin for the torture and death of Sergei Magnitsky.
Bill Browder remains in protective care of the United States and lives in isolation from the reach of Vladimir Putin and his Russian thugs.
I would highly recommend President-Elect Trump read this real life episode of Browder's experience with the Russians and President Putin's personal directive to punish, torture and eventually murder Sergei Magnitsky for his involvement in exposing high crimes corruption in Putin's Russia.
It is a factual novel so well written as to make you feel the emotional and intellectual trauma Browder experienced in dealing with Russian corruption and espionage.
Baptist Church In D.C. Hires Lesbian Couple To Lead Church
"Despite the Bible’s clear opposition to homosexual relations in both the Old and New Testaments, a Baptist church in the heart of the nation’s capital has just named a “married” lesbian couple to co-pastor its flock.
Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., presented Maria Swearingen and Sally Sarratt to its congregation during morning worship on Sunday, with the women’s official duties commencing Feb. 26.
“We look for the best people in the world and that’s who they were,” church spokeswoman Carol Blythe told the Religion News Service. “We’re very excited.”
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In a news release, Blythe indicated: “As we met and talked with Sally and Maria about their vision for pastoral leadership at Calvary, we were struck by their deep faith and commitment to being part of a gospel community.”
“We were impressed by how their gifts, talents, and experience matched our ministry priorities – and we are thrilled about their upcoming pastorate and the versatility the co-pastor model will provide our congregation.”
When you see things like a so-called Christian Baptist Church "hiring" a lesbian couple to pastor their church (not a genuine New Testament Church) you know Christendom is in the throngs of the end-time apostasy.
The Calvary Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. is no more a genuine Christian Church than a fish is out of water. They are an apostate religious organization that will be judged for their anti-biblical position.
The people of Calvary Baptist, Washington, D.C. should be ashamed of themselves for setting aside the word of God for a modern social agenda.
If I may, I would like to enlighten my readers on the biblical qualifications for the pastorate in Christian Churches.
In my book, Set My People Free, God's Position On Divorce And Remarriage, I outline on pages 72-73 the biblical position on leadership roles in the Church as follows:
This is an explanation of I Timothy 3:2 which says a pastor must be the husband of one wife.
"The Greek word for mankind is usually anthropos, but in I Timothy 3:2 it is andra, which means a male of the human race. The Holy Spirit was explicit in defining the role of pastor for the Christian Church. He must be a man or a male species of the human race. He cannot be a woman.
These two lesbians as well as the so-called Calvary Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. are end-time APOSTATES and will follow and obey the Antichrist when he comes on the scene. They will also take the Mark of the Beast which is eternally damning.
They may smile and laugh now but they will cringe to learn of their fate at the Great White Throne Judgment.
Did The Abrahamic Covenant End The Obama Legacy
"Did a 4,000-year-old covenant just put an end to the legacy of Barack Obama? Could an ancient promise of God recorded in the Book of Genesis, actually cause the election of Donald Trump?
In his eight years in office, Barack Obama enacted a multitude of laws, initiatives, campaigns and legal actions that Christians saw as directly defying and warring against the laws, the order and the Word of God.
This included everything from lobbying for the destruction of the Defense of Marriage Act, to the overturning of the biblical definition of marriage, to the transgenderizing of children’s bathrooms in the nation’s public schools, to the erosion of religious liberty in the military and throughout American culture, to the expansion of abortion around the world, the seeking to make Christian employers go against their beliefs and their faith to fund the killing of the unborn, to the pressuring of governments around the world to end the traditional definition of marriage and kill their unborn and much more.
Obama enacted many of these policies and actions not by the legislative process of having Congress debate, vote on and ratify them but by presidential policies and executive actions, which circumvented Congress. Because of this, much of what he did rested on shaky political ground, being vulnerable to being reversed and nullified by the executive actions of a subsequent president with differing views. Or in other words, he who lives by executive actions can die by them.
Thus much of Obama’s legacy was hanging on the election of 2016. The outcome would decide whether or not his many actions would be sealed by the election of a president in favor of his agenda or reversed by the election of a president not in favor. Thus, he had more riding on the election of 2016 than any president in modern times. In other words, if Hillary Clinton won the election, Obama’s legacy was preserved. If Donald Trump won the election, his legacy would be largely undone".
I am always amused at the Jewish-Christian evangelical position on Israel versus the Church as if the latter had no importance in the end-time plan of God. From reading many news articles both secular and religious concerning the nation of Israel, I am totally blown away at the ignorance of Christians that promote a Jewish - Israel end-time scenario as though the New Covenant Church did not exist. All of the Old Testament prophecies must be understood in view of the New Covenant not vice-a-versa.
I have written about this before (several times actually), but Genesis 12 must be understood according to Romans 4, Galatians 3 and the entire Book of Hebrews. There are other passages as well that cast light into the Israel - Church situation,
The modern state of Israel has no relationship to the God of the Bible because they came back to the land in defiance of the Torah (the five Books of the Law). They are apostate Israel and will accept and honor the Antichrist. The Lord God, Jesus Christ, will destroy 2/3 of them because they followed the Antichrist and took the Mark of the Beast. Only a remnant will survive.
The Church will be active during the Great Tribulation to show the world the difference between the Jews and the Church. I have no ill will among the Jews but they do not understand their own prophets.
Israeli Police Preparing For The Messiah - To Protect Him!
"No one knows the day or the hour, but the Israeli police seem to believe the Messiah is coming soon.
The Israeli commissioner of police, Roni Alsheikh, stated at a recent Jewish celebration that his department is preparing for the arrival of the Messiah.
“When the Messiah comes, everyone will want to [approach] him so it will get very crowded,” Alsheikh was quoted as saying in Breaking Israel News. “That will be a time when we will have to be very strong in respecting our fellow.”
The commissioner stated the police want to enact “preventative measures [regarding] how to strengthen mutual consideration for our fellow.”
In other reported comments, Alsheikh was far more explicit.
“There is no doubt that happiness and serving God will bring us closer,” he said. “Soon, God willing, we will need to start preparing for the security operation necessary upon the arrival of the Messiah.”
Leading Israeli rabbis have also argued in recent years Jews should be preparing for the imminent arrival of their Messiah. Some rabbis have also claimed the Messiah’s coming will be preceded by the healing of the breach between Christians and Jews".
Unfortunately, the Israeli police and the Jewish Rabbi's do not have the fuller revelation of the Word of God contained in the New Testament or New Covenant. The Lord Jesus is not going to need the protection of the Israeli police or any man when He returns because His return will be in great power and glory after the Great Tribulation and the posttrib Day of the Lord have ended.
Revelation 19:11-21 NLT
11 Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war. 12 His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him that no one understood except himself. 13 He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed him on white horses. 15 From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress. 16 On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, shouting to the vultures flying high in the sky: “Come! Gather together for the great banquet God has prepared. 18 Come and eat the flesh of kings, generals, and strong warriors; of horses and their riders; and of all humanity, both free and slave, small and great.”
19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gathered together to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army. 20 And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who did mighty miracles on behalf of the beast—miracles that deceived all who had accepted the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue. Both the beast and his false prophet were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21 Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse. And the vultures all gorged themselves on the dead bodies.
We know who this rider is on the White Horse from Revelation 3:14 in the Lord's message to the Church in Laodicea for he is identified by the same name as we see in 19:11 above:
14 And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness. The faithful and true witness is the Lord Jesus Christ. T
On that auspicious day when Christ Jesus returns back to this earth and His feet touch down on the Mount of Olives that has just been split in two by a great earthquake (See Zechariah 14), the remaining inhabitants of Jerusalem including the Israeli police and the rabbi's will bow with their face to ground in reverential fear of what their eyes have just seen - the eternal God, even the Lord Jesus Christ, which this city condemned to death on an old wooden cross nearly 2000 years ago has returned as He promised to His disciples. No, the Lord is not going to need the protection of any police force for as 19:15 says above, He (Jesus) will rule the nations with a rod of iron.
In the article, Jan Merkell, a traditional dispensationalist (pretrib) comments on how evangelical Christians are less interested in Messiah's coming than the Jews and Arabs. She happens to be right and it is deplorable that only a small number of Church-going Christians care anything about prophecy. I have been teaching the return of Christ since I was saved in 1971 and called to the ministry of the Word. Consequently, I have been criticized, mocked, ridiculed by family, friends and fellow ministers for my tenacity in preaching/teaching Bible prophecy for nearly 45 years and I will continue to do so until either the Lord returns or He calls me home.
Here is an excerpt of Jan's comments:
To Christians, the coming of Messiah is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Jan Markell, founder of Olive Tree Ministries, host of the radio show “Understanding the Times” and co-author of the book “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell,” says what is truly shocking is how those outside the faith are more focused on eschatology than are Christians.
“Religious Jews are more excited about Messiah’s return than Christians are,” Markell told WND. “Muslims are more anticipatory about their Mahdi’s return than are Christians about Jesus’s return. This shows the deplorable state of the church today that is ‘majoring in minors.’ They have their finance seminars and marriage conferences but have shoved the idea of the Lord’s imminent return not just to the back burner, perhaps to the back yard.”
Of course I disagree with her doctrine of immanency - that Christ could have returned at any time during the Church Age and that His return is imminent now. Concerning where we are today on God's prophetic timetable, Christ's return is certainly closer than it was 2000 years ago, but there are things that must yet be fulfilled before the return takes place. I address this in greater detail in my Book, The Day of the Lord, The Key To Understanding End-Time Prophecy.
Former GOP House Majority Leader Tom Delay Calls For A Spiritual Awakening
"Donald Trump’s inauguration is only two weeks away, and countless Americans are looking forward to the changes they hope the new president will bring. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, has one wish for the forthcoming Trump presidency, but it’s a whopper.
“What I want to see from the Trump administration is a focus on God and the Constitution,” DeLay told WND. “It’s pretty simple. The implementation is very difficult, but what I want to see is a bold understanding that faith is the core of this country and the Constitution is the core of our government.”
The former majority leader calls for a revolution that will transform the very core of America in his brand new book “Revival! Revolution! Rebirth!” He assures Americans he does not want a violent revolution, but a spiritual one, similar to the First Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s.
“The United States of America is in critical need of a rebirth,” DeLay writes in the book’s prologue. “This renewal can come only in the same way of the nation’s original birth: Spiritual revival must lead to revolution that will once again produce a constitutional republic exceptional in its freedom, opportunity, peace, and security. Just as the First Great Awakening preceded and helped lead to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, so this is the process that must occur now.” [Emphasis in original]
DeLay believes a failure to go through this process will mean the end of America".
In case some may not know what the First Great Awakening was in Europe, Great Britain and America, here is an excerpt from Wikipedia that is basically true to the accuracy of what took place in the early 1700's in Colonial America:
The Great Awakening or First Great Awakening was an evangelical and revitalization movement that swept Protestant Europe and British America, especially the American colonies, in the 1730s and 1740s, leaving a permanent impact on American Protestantism. It resulted from powerful preaching that gave listeners a sense of deep personal revelation of their need of salvation by Jesus Christ. The Great Awakening pulled away from ritual, ceremony, sacramentalism, and hierarchy, and made Christianity intensely personal to the average person by fostering a deep sense of spiritual conviction and redemption, and by encouraging introspection and a commitment to a new standard of personal morality.
The movement was an important social event in New England, which challenged established authority and incited rancor and division between traditionalist Protestants, who insisted on the continuing importance of ritual and doctrine, and the revivalists, who encouraged emotional involvement. It had an impact in reshaping the Congregational church, the Presbyterian church, the Dutch Reformed Church, and the German Reformed denominations, and strengthened the small Baptist and Methodist Anglican denominations. It had little impact on most Anglicans, Lutherans, Quakers, and non-Protestants. Throughout the colonies, especially in the south, the revivalist movement increased the number of African slaves and free blacks who were exposed to and subsequently converted to Christianity.
The Second Great Awakening began about 1800 and reached out to the unchurched, whereas the First Great Awakening focused on people who were already church members. 18th-century American Christians added an emphasis on "outpourings of the Holy Spirit" to the evangelical imperatives of Reformation Protestantism. Revivals encapsulated those hallmarks and spread the newly created evangelicalism into the early republic. Evangelical preachers "sought to include every person in conversion, regardless of gender, race, and status."
Tom Delay is calling for a similar phenomenon to take place now in order to restore America's core beliefs and national preservation. I happen to agree with him. If it happens, it will begin in the praying Bible believing Churches.
The United States Joins Russia and Mexico As Newcomers to the Hall of Shame
"For the first time ever, the United States has been added to an annual list of the world’s persecutors of Christians and countries that are regressing in religious freedom.
The United States, Mexico and Russia were listed as “new and noteworthy” nations in the 2016 “Hall of Shame Report” published by the Washington, D.C., based human rights group International Christian Concern, or ICC".
This has been coming for over a generation, but accelerated by the pro-Muslim Obama administration. Christians were greatly marginalized by Obama's Anti-Christian policies. Who would have thought the once great pro-Christian United States would join a list of nations that persecute Christians? Obama bragged that the Unites States had the largest percentage of Muslims outside Muslim nations and that we were no longer a majority Christian nation. The key word is that he bragged, took great delight in the decline of Christianity in America, which just proves his false pretense of being a Christian. His Christianity is a phony as a $4 bill.
If President-Elect Trump wants to make American great again, he needs to restore religious freedom to all Christians (Muslims and homosexuals have more First Amendment rights than Christians - they are already being protected by our government and the courts). What I mean by that is Christians should be allowed to practice their faith in the public square without being persecuted by the courts for our stand against the sin of homosexuality and opposition to Islam and all that it stands for. It is a false religion yet Obama defines it as a great world religion. Actually, he is correct in that it is a man-made world religion not one originated in heaven by the only true God - God our father, Jesus Christ His Son and our Lord and Savior and the Holy Spirit. This is the TRUE GOD AND NONE OTHER!
John 17:3 NKJV
3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
I John 5:20 NKJV
20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
Christians should not feel ashamed or afraid to make this bold statement - that Christianity is the only true religion - all others are false. Now we need to also understand within Christendom there is a brand of false Christianity. It is practiced every Sunday in worship centers world-wide.
Tech Journal Casts Doubt On Russian Hacking Of Election
"Democratic Party claims about Russian hacking interfering in the election of 2016 continue to make the news. A recent article in the respected computer journal Ars Technica discussed supposed attempts on the part of the Russian government to interfere with the election. The article claims that the evidence the government provided in a Joint Analysis Report (JAR) filed by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is inconclusive and technically inaccurate.
The report’s 13 pages offer no smoking guns and mostly rehash statements put out by private-sector companies with no further evidence provided to back them up. In fact, the report doesn’t specifically mention the Democratic National Committee (DNC) or the Democratic Party at all".
This supports my previous article (below) the intel hearings before the U.S. Senate was all a fix and a waste of taxpayer money. Why would the Russians and Putin favor Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton when they know Trump is going to rebuild our military and make our nation financially and economically strong - something essential for a superpower? Does Vladimir Putin and the Russian government perhaps have other reasons to have a good relationship with the United States? May I suggest one?
Although Russia and China signed a military pact back in the summer of 2003 in which they would come to the others defense in the event war with the United States occurred. The pact also allowed for an offensive surprise attack on our country. However, the Russians have never fully trusted the Chinese and vice-versa. They now see the Chinese hegemony developing on a world scale with China creating artificial islands in the South China Sea and declaring large areas of international waters their territory. The Chinese also have developed, thanks to Bill Clinton, a credible space program including Satellite technology that can destroy other satellites in orbit. More importantly the Chinese have one thing the Russians do not - money and lots of it - again thanks to the United States.
Russian may feel more secure joining forces with a Trump administration than China for China's devalued currency and export business is hurting the Russians also. There may be other reasons also for Putin's warming up to Donald Trump such as Trump's criticism of NATO (something Putin is highly suspicious of) and Trump's comments about looking favorable on Russia's campaign in Syria for attacking ISIS (the problem with that is the Russian's are backing Bashar al-Assad's regime not necessarily trying to defeat ISIS).
From a biblical point of view, prophecy scholars have been intrigued by Ezekiel's prophecy concerning Gog's attack on the land of Israel (chapters 38 & 39) in which a large coalition of nations are mentioned, but omits any reference to the United States. Two explanations are given: (1) The United States has either been conquered or destroyed (2) The United States becomes a military partner with Russia and is part of Gog's armies. By the way WorldNetDaily is promoting a new book by Joel Richardson in which he says Gog is the biblical Antichrist. Gog is not and cannot be the Antichrist and I will have an article soon to prove it. Richardson also believes the Antichrist will be a Muslim. He is also wrong on that too. Gog may be a Muslim, but he is not the Antichrist.
As I was writing this article I received a news alert in which President-Elect Trump blasted the intelligence report about Russian hacking and also called those who do not want us to have a good relationship with Russia "fools"! Sounds like point 2 above may be the answer to Gog's invasion of the Middle East. The monkey-wrench in our having a joint military pact with Russia and complicit with Gog is that Trump is pro-Israel. Actually the Israeli's and the Russians have several good trade deals and are not exactly enemies.
Jesus told the disciples that He was sending them out in the midst of wolves but to be wise as serpents, but harmless as doves (Matthew 10:15-16). Our wisdom for knowing the end-time scenario is derived from two sources - the Bible and Holy Spirit revelation. Wolves attack and tear the sheep from limb to limb. Christians are the sheep and the wolves are the unbelieving world that hates Christianity. We must have the wisdom of God in order to deal with all the end-time issues we are facing and will face.
Senate Hearings On The Alleged Russian Hacking Into The 2016 Presidential Elections
I watched the hearings this morning and it didn't take long to realize it is a bogus hearing for the sole purpose of accusing the Russians of hacking into the 2016 presidential elections so as to discredit President-Elect Trump.
It didn't seem to matter that National Intelligence Director Clapper repeatedly said the Intel community cannot prove the Russians hacked into the elections and that he doesn't believe they influenced the outcome of the votes. Duh! Since our election process is not tied to the internet, there is no way any nation could have hacked the election system. The only way to have had even some interference is if Russian Agents were at all the precincts where software was used in the voting and somehow were able bug the voting machines. That did not happen.
The Democrats on the committee kept asking the same question over and over - did the Russians influence our election and swing it to Donald Trump? It was obvious they came to the hearing with their minds made up that Russian President Putin directed the hacking of our election and contributed to Trump's victory. Again, like Mike Huckabee said this morning on Fox, "there is not a shred of evidence the Russians hacked our election process" and there isn't. Huckabee also reminded Fox viewers that Obama did interfere in the Israeli elections in an attempt to defeat PM Netanyahu, a man he despises. So it is okay if Obama tries to circumvent another sovereign nation's election, but if it happens to the United States and particularly the Democratic party that is somehow intolerable. I say practice what you preach. Who was Obama to meddle in Israel's affairs anyway!
Look at the result of Hillary Clinton meddling in Libya and Egypt's so-called Arab Spring. How has that worked out for us and the Middle East? It contributed to the rise of ISIS.
According to Director Clapper, the Intel agencies are going to give Congress the "classified" version of their findings and then the public will get the watered-down "unclassified" report. However, Director Clapper told Committee Chairman, McCain, the report would not provide evidence of Russian involvement in the elections because there isn't any.
So why the hearings at taxpayer expense? Simple answer; the establishment Republicans and the Democrats want to discredit President-Elect Trump because he is seeking a good relationship with President Putin. That is all this hearing is about PERIOD!
Neither the establishment GOP and the Democratic Party understood the election of 2016 and it is going to cost both of them in the long run.
In my lifetime of 73 years and participating in presidential elections over a 53 year period, I have never seen such vitriol, anger and hate exhibited toward an in-coming president as I see with Donald Trump. As an example of misinformation, I had a meeting with the Operations Manager today for a company that is doing some interior painting for our house and the conversation turned to the election. She was very concerned that Vice-President Pence would require homosexuals to go for therapy sessions. Where did she get that? I told her he was expressing his convictions about traditional lifestyles, which is the biblical position and that he had a right to express his opinion. I don't recall VP Pence making it mandatory that homosexuals attend therapy sessions. Obviously the Op Manager was not a Christian, but the point is she was listening to and believing the media's demonizing of VP Pence.
Likewise, the video the liberal left-wing has produced to attack Trump is so outlandishly false that Trump should sue them for libel. I also understand the Hollywood liberals are going to stage a so-called "Love Fest" concert at the same time the inauguration is taking place. How disrespectful! We should boycott those who participate - their movies, products, and concerts. I for one will!
The Unites States is only one-step away from total anarchy and the demise of our nation. I have a question for all these die-hard liberals. What are you going to replace our Constitutional Republic with? Have you thought about that? Do you think we would be a better nation if we were a Social Marxist Communist nation? If you think that then you are ignorant, dumb, and stupid!
Guess What The Best Selling Book Is In Europe And Anti-Semite Arab Nations - Mein Kampf!
"Hitler’s infamous “Mein Kampf” has been a hot seller in Germany since its re-publication a year ago, but many say that’s not really a significant concern by itself.
It’s the fact that the book is a symbol and its derivations are incredibly popular in Muslim nations that should be a red flag.
“‘Mein Kampf’ has the same value to a neo-Nazi as the house Hitler was born in,” Shimon Samuels, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s French operations, told Algemeiner.
“It’s not because the content of the book. The book is a bore. But it’s a symbol.”
And he added, “The question … is no longer ‘Mein Kampf,’ it’s the derivations of ‘Mein Kampf’ and how it is being used in other circumstances.”
He said the ideas of the book are common now in anti-Semitic texts throughout the Arab world, including those products at international book fairs recently held in Doha and Sharjah.
“That’s the frightening part. ‘Mein Kampf,’ the German edition, is only the kernel of a much broader nut we have to crack,” he warned".
This is not too surprising as Europe has become a predominant Socialist continent with a strong Anti-Semitic, Anti-Christian attitude. That ties in with the even stronger hatred for Jews and Christians among the Arab nations and particularly with the massive invasion of Muslims in the European nations.
A prophecy scholar back in the 1971, Arthur E. Bloomfield, wrote a most interesting book, Before the Last Battle, Armageddon, in which he said to keep a close eye on Germany as it will play a prominent part in the end-time. He based his prediction on Revelation 13:
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Comparing Revelation 13 with Daniel 7, the beast symbols in Revelation 13 are the reverse order of those in Daniel 7, that is, in the Revelation, John mentions the Leopard symbol first while in Daniel it is given last. In addition, where Daniel 2 and 7 ends with ten toes and ten horns respectively, Revelation 13 begins where Daniel left off - the ten horns, which clearly tells us Revelation is dealing with prophecy on a global scale - the ten horns are the last stage of Anti-Christ world government headed by "the" Antichrist.
Notice in the passage above we are dealing with a "single" end-time beast that comes to power when the nation states are fully developed (the meaning of rising from the Sea). He is like seven nations before him (a head in Scripture means a nation) in that he is strongly Anti-Christ or Anti-Christian (the meaning of having the name of blasphemy on his heads - plural tense). This beast (both a nation or kingdom and a man; Arthur Bloomfield says in Bible prophecy, it always starts with a nation and ends with a man), resembles a Leopard, a bear and a lion. What modern day nation has the symbol of a Leopard - Germany? This is why Bloomfield says to keep your eye on Germany; the second symbol is a bear and we know that is the symbol of Russia and the third symbol a lion represents Great Britain.
If the end-time beast is a single entity and kingdom, then what is the meaning of the three symbols or nations? World leaders are often compared to other people or ideologies. Perhaps the beast (Anti-Christ) either has the characteristics of all three nations - Germany with its history of Anti-Semitism (appears to be rising again); Russia with its brutality of crushing other nations as was the case with the former Soviet Union; and Great Britain once a world superpower and the center of global finance (Now with Brexit the prophecy takes on a new meaning). It could also mean Germany, Russia and Great Britain give their support to the Ant-Christ so he rises to power with them in his fold. Daniel 11:23 says the Antichrist will rise to power with a few nations at first.
I will tell you this, unless you know the prophetic Scriptures, it will be easy to be deceived for as Jesus predicted in Matthew 24, many false Christ's are going to appear and deceive many and will prepare the world for the greatest deception - the final Anti-Christ. Many in the Church are going to follow him thinking he is the real Messiah and they will take the Mark of the Beast - the doom of all doom's. (See Revelation 19 and 20).
90,000 Christians Killed For Their Faith In 2016.
During the year 2016, some 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith around the world, according to a new study from the Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR).
The director of CESNUR and leader of the study, Dr. Massimo Introvigne, told Breitbart News that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, and the numbers of those affected are staggering.
Christians are targeted primarily for two reasons, Introvigne said, “first because their proclamation of peace disturbs more belligerent groups; and second, because their social teachings on life, family and poverty are opposed by powerful forces.”
The Lord Jesus told us that Christians are going to be hated of all nations because of Him and we are seeing that play out in our modern world. Instead of an Anti-Semitism sentiment, there needs to be an Anti-Christian agenda to protect Christians around the world. Even here in the United States there is open season on Christians by the Muslims and homosexuals.
We saw in 2016 the many beheadings of Christians by the barbaric radical Islam (ISIS) yet Obama and many in our own government promote Muslim refugee settlement in our country. That is like drinking arsenic because it looks and tastes like kool-aide.
The American government and people had better wake-up and get some common sense before the Muslim invasion of our nation takes over our Christian founding nation.
Islam is a false religion that is sending billions to hell and all who support it are complicit in their fate.
Christians Have High Hopes With President-Elect Trump
"Cultural conservatives are breathing a thankful sigh of relief over the defeat of Hillary Clinton in 2016 and their expectations are sky high for Donald Trump on issues ranging from abortion to religious freedom.
“I think that God gave us a second chance, gave us a reprieve and I think there’s a lot of people who believe we have got to take advantage of the first 100 days, the first year, the first two years of this new administration,” said Liberty Counsel Chairman Mathew Staver.
But he says conservative activists are taking nothing for granted.
“There is going to be high expectation. I don’t think there is going to be anybody sitting back and just assuming that everything will take place on its own. On the other hand, I don’t believe that Christian conservatives are going to be silent if there’s not action. In fact, the future of [Trump’s] presidency and many people in the conservative movement is hanging in the balance,” said Staver".
We shall see.
Christians are not to put their hopes in any man, but to place their absolute faith and trust in Lord God, creator of heaven and earth.
Jeremiah 17:5 NASB
5 Thus says the Lord,
“Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
And makes flesh his strength,....