PARABLES, PROGNOSTICATION, AND PROPHECY

No, there never was a certain man who went down to Jericho and no, there was never a Good Samaritan…

“It will rain in Florida next July. I am not a prophet and I am not speaking for God, but based on solid meteorological data and several decades of personal experience, I can confidently predict that rain will fall in Florida next July.”

David A. Rice

If I were to post that on Facebook today, someone would reply: “You are a false prophet. I was in Orlando yesterday and it never rained!”

Let’s look at that.

  1. I said that I am not a prophet and that I am not speaking for God. How can I be a “False Prophet”?
  2. I said in Florida. No, it did not rain in Orlando yesterday, but it did rain in Tallahassee, Tampa, Fort Myers, Key West, and Miami.
  3. I said, “next July”. Yesterday was September 18th of this year.

Perhaps this is why I feel so strongly driven to defend Jonathon Cahn… I suffer the same kind of judgment and receive the same kind of comments that he does… It hurts me, and I would assume that he is not without feeling.

If you are interested, we need to speak of Literary Devices, specifically:

  1. Parables
  2. Prognostication
  3. Prophecy

PARABLES:

No, there never was a certain man who went down to Jericho and no, there was never a Good Samaritan. I hate to burst your bubble, but that was a parable and parables are, by definition, “a fictional story with a moral”. In Cahn’s books, the fellow called “I” is a fictional character; he does not exist in real life. The man called “The Prophet” is a fictional character; he does not exist in real life. The story is fiction, it is a parable. Yet uneducated and uninformed Christians, never reading the introduction, assume that “I” is Jonathon Cahn and “The Prophet” is his “spirit guide” Yes, more than one person has so commented. A Parable is, again, by definition, a fictional story.

PROGNOSTICATION:

Prognostication is using known facts, history, current events, and in the case of the Christian, the Scriptures to produce a reasonable prediction of future events. It is not prophecy. The doctor looks at the tumor in a man’s lung and gives the prognosis, “You have between six months and a year to live.” Is this a prophecy? No, it is prognostication. Having studied much and having had hundreds of cases just like this, the doctor knows that, overall, men with that kind and size of cancer, generally speaking, with few exceptions, die between six months and a year after a similar diagnosis. The probability is that that man will die in that period of time. Could he die in three months? Yes. Could he live eighteen months? Of course, that is the nature of a prognosis. In his books, Cahn gives facts. You can fact check those facts… I have. Then, based on those facts, Cahn, using words like “I think” and “I believe” prognosticates… He gives a “prognosis”. As a matter of fact, he repeatedly states that these are not prophecies, and nothing has to happen. Despite repeated statements that he is not a prophet, Christians still line up to call him a “False Prophet”. I have suffered similar abuse.

PROPHECY:

A Prophet speaks for God. Prophecies begin with phrases like: “Thus saith the Lord…” or “God says that…” or “God told me…” Are there false prophets? Absolutely. One who comes to mind has, in five years, given more than 100 different dates for the Rapture… He has said things like, “God told me that the Rapture will be next Thursday at 3 PM Jerusalem time.” Every time he is wrong, he comes up with a new date. That is a false prophet. If someone, not only does not say that what he is speaking is the Word of the Lord, but repeatedly, and loudly, and clearly states that his prediction is not prophecy and that it is not the Word of the Lord, that person cannot be a false prophet and only the most ignorant and hateful of make believe, pretend, wannabe “Christians” would accuse him of such. Yet both Jonathon Cahn and I have been repeatedly labeled as “false prophets”, this in spite of the fact that both of us have loudly proclaimed that our prognostications are NOT prophecy and that we are NOT prophets and that it does NOT have to happen the way we are predicting. If one is not a prophet, he cannot be a false prophet… Duh!

Literary devices abound… You need to be aware of them and able to identify them. This requires study and, shudder, careful thought.

Think about it…

If you read this far, comment using the word “Device”.

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…

Regressing to a Common Root…

If we all worship Osiris, Horus, and Isis, there is no argument, no reason to fight or die… You can call them by whatever names you like…

Let me tell you a secret…

With the single exception of Biblical Christianity, all religions come out of Babylonian Mysticism…

Even Orthodox Judaism which takes its doctrines out of the Babylonian Talmud and the Kabbalah.

Roman Catholicism simply baptized Osiris, called him the Father, Horus, called him Jesus and Isis, calling her Mary, Mother of God and Queen of Heaven. They crowned a Pope and said that he is the stand in for God, sort of a Unholy Spirit who poops and spits…

Anglicans, Protestants, Evangelicals, Charismatics, Pentecostals and even Muslims come out of the Roman Church. Mohammad’s first wife was a Nun, released from her vows… She was old enough to be his mother.

Mary, called Maryum by Muslims, is the only woman mentioned in the Koran… Not Eve, not even Mohammad’s mother… only Mary… They are worshipers of Osiris and Isis.

The Pope has dropped “Vicar of Christ”, preferring to rule in his own name. (John 5:43) He is reverting to Babylonian Mysticism and the religion of ancient Egypt…

Watch him, he is calling on all religions to drop all that separates them and regress into the ancient religion they all hold in common… No one has to accept a new religion… they only have to go back to their roots…

The Dominionists, the New Apostolic Reformation, the Seven Mountaineers, the Word of Faith Practitioners, the Liberal churches, the Megachurches and the Televangelists are excited… This they can do… Unity will stop all the wars… If we all worship Osiris, Horus, and Isis, there is no argument, no reason to fight or die… You can call them by whatever names you like… just confess that, whatever the name, he is (they are) the same god(s).

The Muslims, the Hindus and the Buddhists are all coming aboard… I mean, if Krishna, Buddha, Allah and Jesus are all the same god… Wow!!!

If you understand this, much of the stuff (including Trump Worship) you see and read will suddenly make sense…

The end of the Church Age will be like the beginning… The Pagans will drop all pretense of modern religion and the Saints will be persecuted. Everything returns to its roots.

Think about it…

David…

Join Our Class

I would love to have ten or more students but I will do it if five people sign up…

I am thinking about starting a class at https://classroom.google.com The class code is  tfby43j Go to the site, sign in and go to the class by entering the code.

There is nothing there yet. I am going to post a little just now. If enough people sign up, We will make it work… A lot more personal interaction and a class type environment. No heavy weight… You do not need to pass to get into Heaven!

It will be a lot of work for me… I would love to have ten or more students but I will do it if five people sign up…

Share this on Facebook and everywhere you can!

David…

Vaccine to Modify DNA

“Sort of like the body does it naturally.”

Lead Story on NBC News tonight… First ever RNA/DNA modifying vaccine could be ready as soon as September… No animal trials…

This kind of genetic modifying vaccine has never been given to humans before… NEVER… First person was vaccinated yesterday in their speedy kinda/sorta almost trial!!!

This thing modifies the messenger gene “Sort of like the body does it naturally.” says the “Expert”.

I do not like this at all!!!

David…

Out of the Shadows

This video is a fascinating expose of the Dark Side by the Luciferian Forces of light…

Unfortunately, it is Luciferian, Antichrist, Beast System and NOT Christian… This is the “Dark Side” Vs “Forces of Light” game… This is Star Wars and this is Luciferian…

Listen how they present it as dark Vs light… Watch how he testifies that he found “God” not in a church but…” Watch how they, on the same theme (and almost the same wording) as the “Q” video, conclude that “people are good” and that, when the dark has been exposed, the good people will rule… “We have the technology…”

Lucifer is light… Satan is dark… There is a war between the Satanists and the Luciferians… This is introducing the Luciferian New World Order…

The Bible says that men are evil and that the heart is deceptively wicked…

As in Star Wars, both sides here are evil and unregenerate…

David…

Their Description:

The Out Of Shadows documentary lifts the mask on how the mainstream media & Hollywood manipulate & control the masses by spreading propaganda throughout their content. Our goal is to wake up the general public by shedding light on how we all have been lied to & brainwashed by a hidden enemy with a sinister agenda.

This project is the result of two years of blood, sweat and tears by a team of woke professionals. It’s been independently produced and funded and is available on many different platforms for FREE for anyone to watch. Patriots made this documentary with the sole purpose of getting the truth out there. If you like the documentary, please share this video.

Facebook is Worthless

A few weeks ago, Facebook announced that I would not be allowed to live broadcast for three months, based on a three year old post…

I have never broadcast live…

Today, they banned me for thirty days for a post that was theological in nature… “Hate Speech” they said…

They know who I am, they know that I am on to their game and I have been identified as one who should not be allowed to speak for the next few weeks…

They know what they are doing and they know that I know what they are doing…

God will get the word out and you are the one who He will use to do that… Yes, you!

David…

The Republic is Dead

Long live the New World Order

Long live the New World Order…

I know, that I know, that I know that this is the beginning of both judgments and the New World Order. I try very hard to keep that Academic. This video blew that and made it into a very emotional reality…

David…

Putting it all together

Putting it All Together

Corona Virus, Lucifer, Babel, and the New World Order… Putting it all together…

David…