Posts Tagged ‘Prophecy’

End Times, Second Coming, and the Truth

April 28, 2017

DID THE APOSTLES THINK THEY WERE IN THE END TIMES?

The “rapture” is not a sudden unexpected one for those who are in light:
1 Thessalonians (13) But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that day should overtake you as a thief. (14) Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

DID THE APOSTLES BELIEVE THE “SECOND COMING” COULD BE ANY MINUTE NOW?

Paul said –obviously for believers in HIS day– that the end times and Second Coming was NOT immanent, but that the Beast (aka Antichrist) would be revealed FIRST:
2 Thessalonians 2:2 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.
:3 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;

DID EVERY GENERATION AFTER CHRIST BELIEVE THEY WERE IN THE END TIMES?

It is a Satanic lie that “every generation” thought they were in the end times. Isaac Newton said he thought it wouldn’t be until the 24th century or later. Also, if you check Bible commentaries and writings of most Christian theologians in the 19th century and even leading up to World War II, you’ll find that Christians were saying the end times could not happen until after Israel would be first restored as a nation-state.

DOES THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE IN 70 AD AS PROPHESIED IN MATTHEW 24:2 MEAN THE ANTICHRIST IS RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM?

Only a lawyer would wait till he’s out of ear shot to laugh at that one, and only a liar or a deceiver of one’s self could believe it.
The destruction of the temple in 70 AD is God’s affidavit that the end times prophecies in Matthew 24 were of God, the predictions that follow that one. It’s a watermark.

Most of the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah and the End Times, you’ll observe, are in the Bible because certain prophecies they uttered came to pass while they were still alive.

Like Moses and the plagues confirm his prediction of the taking of the evil lands of Canaanites and the prophecy about a later “Great Prophet”.
Jeremiah’s ending chapters are confirmed in the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem.

And so on. When the temple was destroyed in the exact manner Jesus said, the rest of the chapter is to be taken equally “literally”, or in a straightforward reading. Meaning, ye would “hear of” earthquakes, famines, pestilences, but hold on, that does NOT mean it’s the end times, rather, the end “is NOT yet” [my emphasis].

But it is always the time to repent, to ask the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart, cleanse you from all righteousness, and accept his gift of eternal life, paid for on the cross and signed by the Creator of life, death and the universe with the Resurrection.

Discern the Signs of the Times

December 13, 2011

“No man knoweth” was spoken by the Lord in his PRESENT tense at the time, same as “See ye not all these things?” He told of the destruction of the temple and the long list of signs in the FUTURE tense. Is the bridegroom still on earth with the bride?

No man in those days knew the day nor the hour because the book of Daniel was sealed up. Now the book of Daniel is (mostly) unsealed because it’s world history now.

Besides, the “day nor the hour” is one thing and the month or the year is the other. Jesus referred to Daniel, which together with Matthew 24 and the Gospel accounts of this prophecy plus Revelation, tell us a lot about those 7 years, including the 3 and 1/2 years Tribulation, “IMMEDIATELY AFTER” which Jesus said he would appear.

ChristianBibleTopics Re: tongues – a gift from god

November 6, 2011

I’ve heard Augustine wrote that the gift of tongues had ceased by the time he wrote. But then if it was “only” for the purpose of evangelization as is claimed, then of course Paul would not have to exhort the brethren to interpret in the chapter used today to excuse forbidding the gift of tongues in 1 Cor. 14.

Here’s the exact verse, which of course trumps anything Augustine had to say, even though he said a lot of other things that were actually Biblical:

1 Corinthians 13:8 ¶Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.}

Now let us reason together: have ANY godly prophecies EVER failed? No they haven’t. “The gifts and callings of God are without repentance”, and yet people use that verse to cover special exemption for today’s heirs of the Sanhedrin and Ahab and Jezebel.

In fact, right after what we know as I Corinthians 13 comes I Corinthians 14, the famous chapter used to criticize tongues as a prayer language, which concludes like this:

1 Corinthians 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

To claim that verse 40 says to forbid tongues directly disobeys verse 13.

Coming soon: prophecy pages

March 10, 2011

Coming soon, a preview of a book on prophecy…

Stay tuned…

–truebook