A Faked Armageddon?

Could the AntiMessiah even fake a battle of Armageddon where he appears to defeat those whom Christians would label as “evil”?

Could the AntiMessiah even fake a battle of Armageddon where he appears to defeat those whom Christians would label as “evil”?

This morning, I listened to Gary Wayne speaking at the 2020 True Legends Conference. Gary builds an almost bullet proof case for the “Gap Theory”. His case is so strong that I would suggest that we start calling it the “Gap Doctrine.” This is the teaching that I have long held to be true… The word translated “was” by the KJV Translators in Genesis 1:2 is much better translated as “became.” There was a huge gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. This gap included a preadamic race that was destroyed by fire when Lucifer rebelled. The earth became formless and void and God remade the earth following that.

That is an argument that Gary takes almost three hours to build. I cannot prove anything here, but that is not new to me… What shook me up was when he suggested that the deception regarding the Antichrist will be so great that he even fakes an Armageddon, appearing to defeat the forces of evil in a great battle!!!

Trump and his forces seem to be working hard at building that deception… the lie which a delusion sent by God, will cause those who “have not received a love of the truth” to believe…

A Large group of Evangelicals, “United in Purpose” or “UIP” has endorsed Trump and is working to convince Christians to reelect him. “THE COVID VIRUS has been a gift from God,” began Ken Eldred, the group’s leader. “The kingdom of God advances through a series of glorious victories, cleverly disguised as disasters.”

The group is decidedly Dominionist, teaching that the church must conquer the world, by force if necessary, (think Roman Crusades). Only when we have physically established the Kingdom of God on earth… Only when Christians rule the world can Jesus return to rule the kingdom we have established for him.

This is the Doctrine of the Antichrist and he will promise to support them and to lead them to victory. They will love him for the same reasons they love Donald Trump.

Speaking of the President, DONALD TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN to change the subject from the coronavirus pandemic took a bizarre turn on Thursday, as the president paused during a speech at a Ford Motor Company plant in Michigan to praise the “good bloodlines” of the family descended from the firm’s founder, Henry Ford, a notorious anti-Semite and favorite of Adolf Hitler.

In an apparent ad-lib, Trump looked up from his prepared remarks — which praised the firm for teaming up with General Electric to produce ventilators and face shields for medical workers — to observe that Henry Ford’s descendants, like the current chairman, Bill Ford, who had introduced the president, have “good blood.”

Yes, read your history… Henry Ford was one of Adolf Hitler’s idols…

To the Christian who does not know the Scriptures, the AntiMessiah is going to look like Jesus Christ himself… The deception is being laid now. They have been working on the deception for centuries. It is getting deeper and more believable by the hour.

Yes, the AntiMessiah will come to save us from the godless Left. He will preach morality and promise wealth, health, and peace. He will be so good that Christians will gladly overlook his vanity, his profanity, and his blasphemy… “My God!” they will exclaim, “He wants to protect the Church… he hates Liberals and Atheists and he is going to save Babylon, my job, my position and my stuff!!! Why wouldn’t I follow him?”

That I knew… but even faking a Battle of Armageddon? That is a new one! Somehow, I cannot help but believe him…

David…

The Weight of Fear and Wishful Thinking

The PreTrib Rapture doctrine has not only the full power of Hell behind it but the immense weight of fear and wishful thinking…

Some of you believe in a pretrib rapture. if so, what do you do with this scripture?

But in those days AFTER that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory Then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of the earth to the farthest part of heaven.

(Mark 13:24-27)

In Matthew 24, the Disciples asked Jesus “What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” It was in that context (context is everything) that Jesus answered:

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

(Matthew 24:9-14)

Who is the “you” of whom He speaks? Those who see the signs of His coming and the end of the age!

Writing:

“NOW CONCERNING the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and OUR BEING GATHERED TO HIM:” Paul says, “DON’T LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU in any way. FOR THAT DAY WILL NOT COME UNLESS the apostasy comes first and THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS IS REVEALED, the son of destruction.”

2 Thessalonians 2

“That day” is the day we are gathered to Jesus!!!

The PreTrib Rapture doctrine has not only the full power of Hell behind it but the immense weight of fear and wishful thinking…

The PreTrib Rapture doctrine has not only the full power of Hell behind it but the immense weight of fear and wishful thinking… No one wants to go through the Tribulation. We do not like to suffer, and we do not want to die… When Hell dropped that heresy on the Church, it had a winner. Whether Scripture supports it or not, the shear weight of fear coupled with wishful thinking will force the eisegesis… Masters of theology took it upon themselves to twist and warp the Scripture until it agreed to relieve their fears and fulfill their innermost desires…

Think about it…

David…

When Scripture Contradicts Your Doctrine…

To perform Eisegesis, you must stick with what you already believe… No matter what the cost.

I am constantly confronted by people who are horrified that they have found (or worse, I have shown them) Scripture that contradicts and debunks their favorite doctrine…

Don’t panic! There is an answer! It is called…

EISEGESIS

This is a skill taught in the finest of Christian colleges and seminaries. Denominations have used it to “prove” their own distinctives… It is, however, a simple concept and quite easy to grasp…

To perform Eisegesis, you must stick with what you already believe… No matter what the cost. You are right and you know it. The Scripture is right but misunderstood. You go to the Bible with great determination and you find verses that prove that you are right and the common understanding of the passage in question is obviously wrong.

Having found at least two verses that prove that you are right, you must begin to think. (That is the really hard part.) If the painful and contradictory verse does not mean what it says, what does it mean? You must, by twisting logic and dumping common sense, come up with an explanation as to “what it really means.”

The Calvinists are masters at this. They know that Calvin was right and no Scripture that even hints at free will, can really mean what it really says… Problem is, there are a lot of those verses! They came up with a simple solution… redefine the words. Whosoever means Elect. All means Elect. None means Elect. Once you understand the concept, it is easy… Of course, Calvin was right!!!

Then, there is Romans seven. You know that Paul was perfect and could not sin… In Romans seven, Paul says that he sins… You spend months trying to explain why Paul could not have meant that he was a sinner when he said that he was a sinner. You come up with a five thousand word essay explaining how Paul did not mean that he was a sinner when he said that he was a sinner. Yea! You did it… And then, in a reply, someone quotes Paul again… “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” (1 Timothy 1:15) Woops, this calls for another 5,000 word thesis… after all, we know that Paul was not a sinner.

When we have again proven that Paul was mistaken and that he really meant to use the past tense, that same pesky commentator comes up with another one… “If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.” (1 John 1:10) He notes that if Paul were to say that he was not a sinner, he would be calling God a liar…

What to do now? Simple, just keep at it… With good eisegetical skills you can prove anything…

David…

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David…

Did Paul Forget His Basic Grammar?

You have never been seven days without sin in your entire Christian life… neither has anyone else.

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

1 Timothy 1:15

A friend, whose blog I follow and with whom I often agree, has recently spent multiple blog posts and thousands of words trying to show that this verse does not and cannot mean what it says… surely Paul meant to write “of whom I was the foremost.” This verse, it seems, contradicts his private understanding of Romans chapters seven and eight.

I disagree. I see no reason to twist Scripture here. Paul said what he meant and meant what he said… there is no secret, occultic meaning hidden here. What he said is plain enough and it lines up perfectly with my experience and that of every honest Christian I have ever known… The greatest Christians I have ever known spent much time confessing sin and seeking forgiveness under the Blood.

It is a shared experience among mature Christians that the closer you get to God, the more aware you become of your own weakness, failure, and sin. The closer we get to God, the more sinful we become in our own eyes. A perception that we are somehow without sin is a good indication that we are exceedingly distant from the God of Heaven.

To claim to be without sin is to lie and lying is a sin. There is a spiritual reality of having been cleansed from sin and a very real experience of being weak and sinful. Those are not exclusive; it is not one or the other, it is both. We have been saved, we are being saved, (sanctification) and we shall be saved. All those things are true. You have never been seven days without sin in your entire Christian life… neither has anyone else.

When Paul said “I am the Chief of Sinners” he was neither confused nor senile, he had not forgotten basic grammar, confusing the present tense for the past tense. He was clearly stating the way he perceived himself as he compared himself to Jesus Christ.

Be honest… in your very real and present condition, if we stood you up next to Jesus Christ, would you, in fact, really and honestly be a sinner?

David…

ANGELIC DECEPTION and the Kingdom of Light

The AntiMessiah is going to blow you away by rescuing you from the evil and bad men who now rule or attempt to rule the world.

I woke up this morning to an Instagram by Dinesh D’Souza. He was pushing and selling a book, The Angels’ Portion: A Clergyman’s Whisky Narrative by Christopher Thoma. In his words, this is “A clergyman’s whisky inspired meditations on life, literature, love and transcendence.” I have neither read, nor do I intend to read that book, but it reminded me that the Kingdom of the Beast is being built by the finest and most moral of men. The AntiMessiah is going to blow you away by rescuing you from the evil and bad men who now rule or attempt to rule the world.

Please read these four Scripture passages; they form the basis for the rest of the article.

“I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.” (Jesus Christ: John 5:43)

“For false messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”(Jesus Christ: Mathew 24:24)

“He will oppose and exalt himself above every so-called god or object of worship. So he will seat himself in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.” (Paul, Apostle: 2 Thessalonians 2:4)

“The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.(Paul, Apostle, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11)

This fight for control of the New World Order is being presented as a war between The Forces of the Darkness and the Forces of Light. Many, if not most, Christians have now signed on to fight for and with the Forces of Light, totally, completely, and happily ignorant of the fact that both sides are controlled by the same Devil. They have no concept that the Forces of Dark serve the Devil, appearing as Satan, while the Forces of Light, serve the same Devil, appearing as Lucifer (often called Jesus) the “Angel of Light” They have happily and eagerly accepted the Light of Lucifer, believing it to be the Glory of God.

The biblically ignorant Christian grasps at anything said or done in the name of Christianity that promises to ensure and promote his lifestyle and the riches of the Babylonian Kingdom in which he lives. This battle for the “Light” is his dream, his vision and everything he has ever hoped for.

For the Dominionist, the Seven Mountaineer, and the Word of Faith Cultist, this political and quasi-religious fight represents the fight to establish the Kingdom of God on earth and make the return of his “Christ” possible… These people are fighting to establish righteousness on all seven mountains of world culture. One World, to them, represents the “Kingdom of God”.

The ease with which the biblically ignorant “Christian” can be deceived is astounding. Anything, couched in even slightly religious terms and feeding the desires of the flesh, is accepted and believed, providing that it has moral overtones. Thus, if the only alternative to a pagan or atheistic New World Order is a One World Order run by religious Jews and enforcing the Judeo-Christian Ethic, they will jump on the bandwagon and cheer loudly. If this new World Government only hangs a few sexual perverts, wicked politicians and evil bankers, they will have the undying allegiance of Christianettes everywhere.

Please! Please understand that the AntiMessiah is, above all, a Messiah and that he comes with miracles, power, and moral and ethical perfection. He comes with great deception and God Almighty has promised to send a great delusion that causes all who have not received “a love of the Truth” to believe the lie… The Biblically ignorant Christian has not received a “Love of the Truth”.

Scroll through Facebook or do a Google search… Millions have already committed to the lie…

Think…

David…

Let Scripture Speak

Eisegesis kills…

Exegesis Vs. Eisegesis

Sometimes a verse of Scripture is not clear or it seems to violate other Scripture and even the teaching of the rest of the Word… When we find that, we look carefully at what it says, we look at the context and we ask ourselves if there is a way to understand the verse that agrees with the rest of Scripture. That is called Exegesis and it is good.

Then there is Eisegesis… I look at all Scripture in the light of what my denomination or my church teaches and I bend all Scripture, warping it, twisting it, and interpreting it in impossible ways… all in order to force that Scripture to agree with what I already believe… That is bad…

Let me give you a couple of examples.

John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

That sounds like maybe once I am saved, I cannot be lost… but there are so many Scriptures that disagree… Scripture speaks of falling from grace and being severed from Christ… Revelation speaks of having your name blotted out of the Book. Jesus parable tells of believers who received the Word with joy, but later the cares of this life knocked them out… How do I resolve that?

Exegesis: I look carefully at the verse in question. It says that “no one can snatch them…” but it does not say “No one can jump out of my hand…” Problem solved…

Eisegesis: I am a Baptist. Baptists believe Once Saved, Always Saved. This verse agrees with my church. This verse is right and all the others are wrong. Problem solved.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Exegesis: That is very straightforward, Jesus said it, I believe it… No problem.

Eisegesis: I am a Calvinist. Calvin said that men have no choice. Only the Elect are saved and everyone else is lost. Therefore, Jesus did not really mean that and we must understand “whosoever” to include only the Elect. What Jesus really meant to say is that those who are predestined to be saved will believe and they will be saved. Whosoever really means the elect. Calvin is happy, I am happy, problem solved.

Please… try to exegete Scripture… Eisegesis kills…

David…

The Prophet in Me

The time has come to teach a faith that sees suffering and death as a very real possibility…

THE PROPHET IN ME
And the Devil in the details…

Perhaps it is the prophetic temperament in me… I mean, I do not start my posts “Thus saith the Lord…” but I do seem to have some prophetic insight and I certainly understand Scripture in a very different manner from most of my peers, and I continue to find fault in what I would have considered wonderful sermons just a few years ago.

With COVID taking over the world, it seems that most Pastors are feeling compelled to preach on faith. They are designing their sermons so as to give the people hope in a dark time… That is good; we should build up the faithful and give them something to hold onto. We should speak of healing and we should read Scriptures that speak of the healing power of God. Yes, God heals and yes, God changes things. But what I keep hearing is that which they will not speak to… that for which they will not prepare the people.

I hear sermons on the Three Hebrew Boys and the fiery furnace… a great story of faith and deliverance. I am cheering the pastor on when he intentionally leaves out the phrase “But if not…” Simply reading the Scripture, he intentionally skips over that verse. Why would he do that? I ask. Simple, comes the answer, it does not fit his agenda and he cannot comprehend the admission that death is a real option as a statement of faith… Somehow, it seems contrary to faith… an admission that God may not do what you tell him to do… and that, in the Pastor’s mind, is a lack of faith.

I hear pastors speaking of COVID, the Pandemic and encouraging the people with stories of miraculous healings… but they never mention the people who have suffered and died after they prayed for them… Obviously, if the same Pastor prays the same prayer and quotes the same verses, everybody should be healed… Certainly, it was not God’s fault and it could not have been the Pastor’s fault… the person who suffered and died obviously did not have enough faith!!! We do not want to mention them, do we? The idea that God might actually decide to take them home never crosses their minds. The idea that “Heaven is gain” is totally foreign and anathema to their denominational dogma.

I hear Pastors, trying to build faith in their people, comparing COVID-19 to Y2K and reminding people that, for all the panic, Y2K came to nothing. The implication is that this, like that, will come to nothing and everything will return to normal. And, much more than they want Heaven or even God himself, the people want everything to return to normal… No matter how much they hated normal before the pandemic, they crave normal now.

I just keep seeing a level of faith that neither those pastors nor their people can seem to grasp… A faith that sees God going with you through the fire rather than putting the fire out. A faith that looks at reality… we believe in healing and that God will heal us, but the reality is that He might not… the option to heal us or take us is still ultimately in his hand. It does not depend entirely on our faith or how many Bible verses on healing we quote… It is God’s choice… He is sovereign and I am not. Not only that, Heaven is a far greater gain than being healed and returned to “normal” could ever be… The greater faith always says, “But if Not” and “Yea though He slay me, yet will I serve him!”

I do not see any similarities between COVID-19 and Y2K… I was never concerned with Y2K… They were talking about a computer glitch and we have brilliant computer programmers who can fix computer glitches… and they did just that. Even if everything had crashed on 01/01/2000, there was nothing that could not have been rapidly fixed… Even if all the cars had stopped, there would have been millions of U Fix It computer chips on the market inside a week. COVID-19 is killing people and it has placed the world in lockdown, providing cover for the transition to a one world government, or at least mandatory vaccinations and ID… That is different. The timing is different, the world order is different, the lineup of nations is different and the goals of the New World Order, carefully hidden in 1999 have been made very public by the conspirators… Nothing is the same…

But Satan is not the stupid cartoon character that the church has tried to make him… A thousand false alarms, including the book “88 Reasons the Rapture will be in 1988” and Y2K, have closed the minds and hearts of pastors and Christians everywhere… That and the almost universal belief in a PreTrib Rapture have stupefied the Church of Jesus Christ… No matter what the Watchman does or says, they are determined not to look or pay attention… “Fool me once…!” is the universal cry.

To preach on the Three Hebrew Boys and leave out “But if not…” is dishonest. Likewise, to discount COVID-19 by comparing it to Y2K is deceitful. To preach on life saving miracles without mentioning those who suffered and died is fraudulent. To speak of healings in the Bible but never mention those who suffered and died is about as fake and phony as anything ever could be…

The time has come to teach a faith that sees suffering and death as a very real possibility, trusts Jesus to go through it with you, and sees death and Heaven as great gain… Let us rise up and discover a greater faith…

If we continue with this phony half Gospel and fairy tale faith, millions are going to disown Jesus and end up on the road to Hell when the times get rough and their Christian family and friends all start suffering and dying…

And that is the Prophet in me speaking…

David…

And the Rapture is on…

Tribulation is a promise of God, straight from the lips of Jesus Christ!!

In Matthew 24, the Disciples asked Jesus “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” In that context, speaking of the signs of His coming and of the end of the age… The day in which we live, Jesus answered them, “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.

Tribulation is a promise of God, straight from the lips of Jesus Christ!

Find me one Scripture, any Scripture that says that the rapture will be pretrib. Pretribbers list a hundred or more Scriptures together (not one of which says that the Rapture is pretrib) and tell us that, if we could read between the lines, we would understand that, although God never actually said that the Rapture happens before the Tribulation, that is only an oversight and He really meant to…

Yes, I saw the movie… The Rapture must happen before any American Christians have to suffer!!!

Wishful Thinking Does Not Make Good Doctrine…

The PreTrib Rapture is the biggest, and quite likely the deadliest Hoax ever to be foisted on the Church of Jesus Christ… Those who have believed it, are not watching because there is, in their minds, nothing to watch for… We are going to be out of here before any of that stuff the Bible takes so much trouble to warn us about happens anyway! If we aren’t going to be here, why watch?

This has opened the Pretribbers to deception, delusion and the fires of Hell…

2 Thessalonians 2:1 NOW CONCERNING the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and OUR BEING GATHERED TO HIM: We ask you, brothers, 2 not to be easily upset in mind or troubled, either by a spirit or by a message or by a letter as if from us, alleging that the Day of the Lord has come. 3 DON’T LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU in any way. FOR THAT DAY WILL NOT COME UNLESS the apostasy comes first and THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS IS REVEALED, the son of destruction. 4 He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits in God’s sanctuary, publicizing that he himself is God.


NOW CONCERNING… OUR BEING GATHERED TO HIM… DON’T LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU… FOR THAT DAY WILL NOT COME UNLESS… THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS IS REVEALED, the son of destruction. 4 He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits in God’s sanctuary, publicizing that he himself is God.


…Are you deceived?

…Are you a deceiver?

David…