A BRUTALLY HONEST RANT

Thus, Antichrist will be dead and resurrected. He will be Satan and he will be the son of Satan, incarnate in the body of a man…

We are out of time. Does that statement grab you? It is the truth… we are the last generation. God is giving us so many signs and the Elect can see it and feel it.

I am absolutely convinced that September 23rd marks the beginning of the Seven-Year Tribulation that will lead up to the return of Christ. I am aware that I could be wrong but I remain absolutely convinced.

I just watched Alex Jones clip concerning the soon coming assassination of Donald Trump. He played the clip from Rodney Howard Brown where he speaks of his conversation with an unnamed Senator who spoke openly of that assassination and called it unavoidable. He showed those Televangelists surrounding Trump. Trump has a look of bewilderment on his face…

I posted of Facebook, earlier today,

  • Satan often calls himself “Jesus”; he appears “as an angel of light.”
  • Jesus said, “Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me.”
  • Satan said, “If you will bow down to me, I will give you all these things.”
  • That is a good standard by which to judge…
  • When you hear people preaching, you must ask yourself…
  • “Which Jesus is he/she/it preaching?”

Pardon me, but I think that Rodney Howard Brown and those Televangelists who prayed for Trump, preach another Jesus…

For many reasons, reasons, reasons which I have written on both here and on Facebook, I believe that this assassination is going to be used to provide Apollyon with a body (Research that). If, as I believe it will, the Tribulation starts with the sign of the Son of Man, things are going to get supernatural and they are going to get supernatural fast.

This is a rant, not a theological thesis, but all the reasons for what I am saying have been discussed, at length on this blog and a million other places… Do your homework…

Scripture speaks to Satan being cast to the earth and of Apollyon rising. Apollyon is Nimrod, is Gilgamesh, is Osiris/Horus, is Apollo, is Abaddon… One guy with many names. He was the bad guy at the fall of Babel.

His Spirit/soul has been confined in Tartarus since the death of his body. He is, by legend, three quarters fallen angel and one quarter human. He is Nephilim. He has no body but he will rule the world. He is of the seven and the eighth world ruler, the first and the last. Satan’s Antichrist.

I believe that he will be much like Jesus, in a bad way. Satan only copies and twists… he will do nothing new. Antichrist will be the first and the last (world ruler). He will appear to be dead and resurrected. As Jesus has visible wounds, so the Antichrist will have visible wounds, mortal wounds.

This is what I believe is being set up now with the well planned and publicized assassination of Trump.

The Capitol Dome is the “Womb of Isis” (Where Horus is born as Osiris reincarnated) The Washington Monument is the Phallus of Osiris… There is a pagan goddess mounted on top of the dome and the inside is covered with The Apotheosis of Washington, where he is shown, as God, on a throne, surrounded by pagan gods and goddesses. This has been planned for centuries.

When Trump is assassinated, his body will lie in state, in the Womb of Isis, for three days. If Satan can pull it off, and I believe that this is his time, Apollyon will escape, without a body. Trump will be in Hell, his body in the womb of Isis.

You can read, on this blog, all the reasons that I believe that Pope Francis is the False Prophet. I believe he will come for Trump’s funeral. This has nothing to do with whether they like each other or not…

What I believe will happen then is that the Pontiff will pray and Apollyon will enter the dead body of Trump and animate it. There, in the Womb of Isis, Antichrist will be born… and the whole world will marvel and follow after the Beast.

I would fully expect a Marian Apparition (Isis) to appear at the time and declare to the world,

“This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Thus, Antichrist will be dead and resurrected. He will be Satan and he will be the son of Satan, incarnate in the body of a man…

All this will happen at the sign of the Son of Man. Alex Jones, Rodney Howard Brown, and every preacher of that other Jesus, will pronounce this as a true miracle from God and demand that Christians everywhere follow Trump and Pope Francis…

“Obviously,” they will shout, “this is none other than Jesus Christ returned to lead the world…” Millions and millions of “Christians” will believe them and swear their allegiance.

I can see this as if it happened yesterday and was on the News all day today…

Could this just be my imagination? Of course. We will soon see.

Even if I am wrong, wouldn’t this be a great time to get right with Jesus?

David…

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE ABYSS, A SUPERNATURAL DESCENT.

It is about to get supernatural.

If you loved Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, you should love the days to come. Dead men, their bodies incarnated by demon spirits, will soon appear, some with super hero strength and demonic evil, others simply the mindless bodies depicted in the Zombie movies. There will be fairies and horses with human heads, some men will have wings and fly…

As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be… They shall marry and be given in marriage… “They”? Who are they? In Genesis six and in Enoch and Jasher, “they” were fallen angels… “They” will soon escape… “They” will return.

Revelation 9: 7 The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. 9 They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. 10 They have tails like scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men for five months. 11 They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.

Apollyon is Apollo, is Horus, is Osiris, is Gilgamesh, is Nimrod.

Revelation 17:11 “The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction.”

The first world leader was Nimrod, a Gibborum, of mixed blood, three quarters Angel, one quarter human. His father was Lucifer and his mother half human half angel. This was Osiris of the Egyptians, cut in fourteen pieces by the evil Set, reconstructed by Isis who, in a convoluted story, was his mother, his sister and his wife, twice in two different bodies… The Bible calls him a Gibborum, a giant of mixed and tainted blood.

Such creatures were unredeemable but their souls could not die. Many of the Gibborum roam the earth and possess the bodies of fallen humans… we call them demons. Some of them, according to biblical and extrabiblical texts, were so bad that God chained them in darkness in a place called Tartarus or the Abyss… We are told that they have a king over them named Apollyon. We are told that they will escape.

The Devil, working through “Rational” Theologians, has spent more than five hundred years trying to convince the Church that everything in Scripture has a rational, logical and very un-supernatural explanation. If you believe that, you are damned from the beginning…

Jesus Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He is the Son of God and God himself. He was crucified, dead and buried. He was resurrected, ascended into Heaven, where we are told his wounds are still visible. Resurrected, He asked Thomas to place his hand in the wound on his side…

Lucifer is a copycat:

If Jesus is the First and the Last, Antichrist will be the first and the last world ruler… “one of the seven AND the eighth” Nimrod, the first, will be the last.

If Jesus is the Son of God, Antichrist will be the son of Lucifer. In every ancient legend, by every name he has ever used, in every society that has revered him, Nimrod / Osiris / Apollyon has been known as the son of Satan.

If Jesus was killed and resurrected, Antichrist will be killed and resurrected. Set killed Osiris, perhaps Seth killed Nimrod… He was dead and buried. He was reincarnated as Horus, the “virgin born” son of Isis. He went into the underworld and he will return, at the end, to rule the world.

If Jesus has wounds still visible above, Antichrist will have visible wounds. Osiris lost his right eye when he was killed. That is the eye printed on the U.S. One Dollar Bill. Scripture says that Antichrist will have a fatal head wound but he will live. Look for a world leader to be killed, visibly wounded in the head, perhaps losing his right eye. Look for a “resurrection” but the resurrected leader will display a permanent awful looking head wound. In truth, the soul of the man will be in Hell The bodiless spirit of Nimrod will become incarnate in the body and it will be animated by Lucifer.

Revelation 13:3 One of his heads appeared to be fatally wounded, but his fatal wound was healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.

At 1:38 in the trailer for the Spider-Man movie, released on 7/7/17,, the Washington Monument ejaculates…

I have been telling you for a very long time that the Washington monument is the penis of Osiris and the dome of the Capitol Building is the womb of Isis…

Today I see the Luciferian Elite showing the Penis of Osiris ejaculating…

I hate to be so gross and so direct but this is evil on steroids…

Do not forget how many movies and shows showed 9/11 before it happened…

Understand that Scripture says that Apollyon will escape. The Masons and all Luciferians believe that the Washington Monument and the Capitol Dome are powerful magic. They believe that Apollo will be incarnated in the body of a man lying in state under that dome…

So many signs…

Scripture tells us what to watch for. Jesus commanded us to watch… If you are not watching, you are living in rebellion and disobedience. If ignorance is your choice, I cannot stop you and God will not stop you but the consequences are awful…

Open your eyes!

David…

IS GOD IN CONTROL?

“God will be lawful in everything. Lucifer is the god of this world and God will allow him to run it…”

“But God is in control!” I cannot tell you how many times I have seen that comment under posts describing war, chaos and End-Times Prophecy. It seems, that for some, the idea that God is in control provides comfort in ignorance. Many seem to believe that they do not have to think or study because, “God is in Control.”

That brings two questions to mind:

  1. If that is true, is it an excuse for ignorance?
  2. Is it True? Is God really in control?

Let us briefly consider the first question. Scripture tells us what to watch for and Jesus, repeatedly commanded us to watch. I believe that to choose ignorance is a sin. If Scripture tells us what to watch for and Jesus commands us to watch, not to watch is to live in sin and rebellion, daily disobeying the direct command of Jesus Christ. Let us assume, for a moment, that God really is in total control, micromanaging every detail of current events. Does that fact excuse those who refuse to watch? I do not think so. “God is in control,” is not an excuse for willful ignorance.

What about the second question, is God really in total control of everything? We need to look at that question from two different perspectives:

  1. Eternal
  2. Day to day

From an eternal perspective, the answer is certainly yes. God is outside of time. He sees the end from the beginning. When time comes to an end, everything will have turned out exactly as He planned in the eternal past, before He created time. God will have his way. Every prophecy of the Book will be fulfilled. In that sense, God is in control.

I am going to propose however, that most of what happens in the world, on a daily basis, is not under God’s control but rather, under control of Lucifer, who is, according to the Bible, “the god of this world.” On a local basis, some things are the result of demonic activity but most things that happen are a result of the sinful actions of sinful people.

Adam was the first “god of this world.” God gave Adam dominion over the world and everything in it. When Adam sinned, that title, and all the authority that goes with it, was given to the Nachash, Satan, the Devil, Lucifer or whatever you would call him. When Jesus came, the Devil took him to a high place and showed him all the Kingdoms of the earth. Satan offered those kingdoms, with all the riches and power associated with them, to Jesus, if Jesus would only bow down and worship him. Jesus, we know, refused the offer. What He did not do was to challenge the Devil’s legal authority or ability to carry through on his promise. Jesus accepted Lucifer as the rightful god of this world.

Matthew 4: 8 Again, the Devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 And he said to Him, “I will give You all these things if You will fall down and worship me.”

If God was in control, in the way that many assume, Jesus would have called Satan’s bluff. Jesus would have laughed at the Devil… “My Father controls everything… You can’t do that!” But, for the moment, Satan does have that authority and he is, very much, in control.

God will be lawful in everything. Lucifer is the god of this world and God will allow him to run it. God wins in the end. God knows what the Devil is going to do and He has told us about it in his Word. We know, not only that God will win, but all the major events on the road to Armageddon. We are watching those events take place before our very eyes.

The thing that escapes those who use “God is in control” as an answer to every problem, is that Lucifer wins. The Devil gives power to the Beast and the Beast defeats the Church. We lose! On an earthly plain, we are the losers.

Daniel 7:21 “I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them…”

Revelation 13:7 And he was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. He was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.

Of course, we go to Heaven and return with Jesus Christ when He defeats the forces of evil in the valley of Megiddo…

If God was in control, the Beast could not make war against the Saints or overcome them. Everything is not going to work out well. One Christian is being martyred for his faith every fifteen minutes… Today, all day long. The United States will be destroyed. American and British Christians are going to suffer, just like the saints in the Middle East are suffering today… God is not going to stop that. There is no exemption. “every tribe, people, language, and nation” means “every tribe, people, language, and nation.”

“God is in control” is not even true. God will win. God knows. God permits. But God is not in control… the Devil is in control. This is his world.

“God is in control” is not an excuse for ignorance, nor is it a bed under which you can hide. You need to learn what to watch for. You need to obey the command of your Savior and “Watch.” You need to prepare, both spiritually and physically for the chaos, the turmoil and the pain that is coming. You must be prepared to die.

You cannot hide but you can watch, you can be aware, you can prepare and you can make Heaven your home.

David…

THE UNITED STATES IS DEAD

“Every indication is that Babylon will rule the world on the day of her demise. That being so, I would expect a strongman, like Trump, to cow his enemies and bring, at least for a short time, unmeasured prosperity to the homeland.”

Isaiah 47:5 Daughter Chaldea, sit in silence and go into darkness. For you will no longer be called mistress of kingdoms.

The United States is dead. We are doomed to die in a single hour. Scripture indicates that our destruction will be massive and permanent. Other nations will stand off in fear, afraid to even set foot on our shores… The radiation will be so intense that they will treat us as one big Chernobyl… Perhaps someone will start limited tours of the destruction for brave adventurers… The real question is not if, but when?

No other Nation on earth fits the description of the biblical, end times Babylon. If you do not understand that, there are several good books that lay out the case for America as Babylon or you could just pull out your Bible, open to the descriptions of the end times Babylon and check, with a highlighter or a pencil, every time one of the specific descriptions matches the United States and could not possibly apply to any other nation on earth… You can convince yourself in a few minutes. Babylon is destroyed in a single hour, and that without remedy.

Donald Trump has grabbed onto what could very well be a False Flag event and he is using it to reverse his campaign stance and continue to destabilize the Middle East. At the same time, he is, as Russia has made clear, just one step away from war. At the same time, he is messing with North Korea, aware that any attack on that country would be seen as an attack on China, bringing massive retribution. He is even threatening to place nuclear weapons in South Korea… a definite declaration of war against both North Korea and China.

If one looks at it from that point of view, our destruction could be sooner, rather than later. I, personally, do not think that this is going to work out badly at this time… I could be wrong. We have a military presence in three fourths of the nations of the world. Our military bases surround both Russia and China. Whatever they have told you, our military has no equal and the largest nations in the world have reason to fear and respect us. Remember how Ronald Reagan cowed the world? I believe that Donald Trump is beginning to have the same effect.

Some have identified Donald Trump as the Antichrist and I have seen much evidence that would point in that direction. Others have picked out Jared Kushner, with good reason. I remember when it was first Bush and then Obama who held that seat. I am not going to call names but I will say that both Trump and Kushner have come at a prophetic moment and that they are working strongly towards the Kingdom of the Beast, commonly called the New World Order.

If Trump is the strong man I believe him to be, he is going to continue to win battles at home and abroad. Every indication is that Babylon will rule the world on the day of her demise. That being so, I would expect a strongman, like Trump, to cow his enemies and bring, at least for a short time, unmeasured prosperity to the homeland. I would not be surprised to see forces within North Korea, emboldened by Trump, take out their leader and push for unification with the south. I would expect the war between the US and Russia to continue as a proxy war where no Americans and no Russians die, only Syrians. That is obviously the plan of the Luciferian Elite and I expect it will continue until Damascus is a heap of ruins and oil wells protrude where children used to play.

Babylon must fall before the Kingdom of the Beast can arise. It is Babylon, however, that must lay the groundwork for the New World Order. We are the only power on earth capable of doing that and we will stand until our work is complete. Scripture indicates that our death will be sudden and unexpected. The Luciferians teach that it is out of the ashes of the United States that the New World Order will rise, like a phoenix. We were the predecessor and the test case for the New World Order. I have written on that in other blog entries. The goal of Lucifer is to undo the damage done when God divided the world into tongues and tribes and nations at Babel. This is E Pluribus Unum, Out of Many, One. This is the Masonic Ordo Ab Chao, Order out of Chaos. This is “Give me your poor and huddled masses…” written on our National Goddess… These things were sold to the Church in America as Christian ideals, by some very slick and demonic salesmen… Undoing what God has done may sound noble, if phrased right by a slick salesman, but it is never a good idea. The goal of the New World Order, is to destroy the United States, reduce the world population by eighty percent and establish a United States type government that covers and controls the whole world.

The difference now is that while the vast majority of Americans were Christian in 1776 and the idea had to be couched in pseudo-Christian language, the majority of the world, today, is pagan and no attempt is being made to call it Christian… simply religious and good in the sense of Pope Francis and Rick Warren…

The leaders of the New World Order are openly Luciferian. There is the story of the phoenix. The phoenix (not the eagle, as you were told) is the bird on the Great Seal of the United States. Look at it… that is no eagle! The phoenix, the pagan priests would have us believe, is a special bird. When the phoenix is about to give birth, it crashes and burns in smoke and flames… It is out of the smoke and flames of the burning body of the dead mother that the new, larger and improved, bird rises… The phoenix cannot be born until its mother crashes and burns. Likewise, the New World Order cannot be born until the United States of America burns.

We are on a tight schedule. The clock started with the birth of Israel in 1948. Perhaps it did not start until 1967 when Jerusalem was conquered… Whenever, it has started and Jesus told us that that generation would not pass away before all these things were accomplished… Anyway you count that, we are fast running out of time. The New World Order will last, at most, seven years, although the Bible gives us hope that God may cut that short. The Kingdom of the Antichrist will begin on the day America burns.

So, what do I expect now? I would think that Donald Trump would see the greatest success that any President in history has ever seen. I would expect America to become more powerful and dominant than it has ever been. I would expect that he, or perhaps the President who follows him, will make a huge mistake and anger the world. I would expect nukes to rain out of the sky, from coast to coast. Close Ground explosions taking out every major city, while EMPs take out the national power grid, throwing survivors into darkness and silence. I expect it to be over in a single hour.

Revelation 18: 9 The kings of the earth who have committed sexual immorality and lived luxuriously with her will weep and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her burning. 10 They will stand far off in fear of her torment, saying:

Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the mighty city! For in a single hour your judgment has come.

Do you know Jesus? You may not be able to leave the United States. You may live or you may die, depending on where you are. If you die, you go to Heaven if you are saved, or Hell if you are lost. If you live, you must deal with a world without power or machinery and you must deal, to one degree or another, with radiation… Happy are those who die in the initial attack… If you live, preach Jesus!

It is time to get serious. If you know Jesus, Look up! Your salvation is nearer than ever before! If you would reject Jesus, look out, Hell rises up to meet you…

David…

YOUTUBE PROOFS

Let’s get one thing straight, YouTube videos never prove anything. Not a day goes by that someone on Facebook, or using messenger, does not send me a YouTube video with the word proof in the title and a comment telling me that “This video will prove…”

I have received videos that “prove” that:

  • The earth is flat,
  • The earth is round,
  • We never went to the moon,
  • We did go to the moon,
  • Antichrist will be an American,
  • Antichrist is from Turkey,
  • Antichrist will be a Pope from Rome,
  • Antichrist will come from Saudi Arabia,
  • The Beast will rule a ten nation European Federation,
  • The New World Order has already been divided into 10 districts by the UN,
  • Obama is the Antichrist,
  • Trump is the Antichrist,
  • Jared Kushner is the Antichrist,
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the Antichrist,
  • The Roman Catholic Church is the Kingdom of the Beast,
  • Antichrist will be Muslim.
  • Antichrist will be Catholic,
  • Antichrist will be a demon posing as an alien.
  • The Tribulation will start in 2015,
  • The Tribulation will start in 2016,
  • The Tribulation will start in 2017,
  • The Tribulation will start in 2022,
  • Paul was not an Apostle and his letters are not Scripture,
  • You cannot be saved unless you address God in Hebrew,
  • You cannot be saved if you go to church on Sunday,

All of these things, and a hundred more, are absolutely proven on YouTube videos… at least according to the titles.

Get Real!

Facebook, YouTube and Heresy

Heresy, almost without exception, is truth, taken to a ridiculous, unbiblical and ungodly extreme.

The Bible is simple. The Gospel is straightforward. YouTube and Facebook are tailor made for heretics, making experts out of the ignorant. Anybody, with any idea, can become a Facebook Pundit or a YouTube Guru. It would seem that the more outlandish the idea, the faster one can gain a following.

People with degrees in Dental Technology are now Flat-Earth Experts, having used a Dental X Ray machine to prove that there is no curvature to the earth’s surface. People whose sole qualification is three years in the Church Nursery are now Theologians, certain that a few flowery lines of Biblical Poetry should force Christians everywhere to abandon the preaching of the Gospel and devote their lives to proving the earth to be flat.

At the same time, others are twisting Scripture, writing long essays about why Paul was not an Apostle and his letters are not Scripture. They do this because they want us to believe that our salvation depends on our ability to keep the Law of Moses or perhaps to pronounce the Name of God in good Hebrew with a South Georgia accent. Paul disagrees and them edumacated Christian preachers just won’t stop quoting Paul.

We have a new group trying to hijack my Facebook page and preach their “new doctrine” in comments under my posts. They do not yet know that their “New Doctrine” was around so long ago that Paul himself was forced to fight them. These brilliant Facebook Pundits, armed with videos by YouTube Gurus, believe that they have reached a state of sinless perfection, while still in the body. This is ancient Gnosticism. “In my spirit I am sinless and what my body does does not count. I can live with my twelve year old son in a same sex relationship and still be sinless before God. My soul is not sinning, just my body.” John says that if we say we have no sin, we make God a liar and the truth is not in us… That being true, these theological wonders would have us believe that because we admit that we sin and have need of forgiveness, we are somehow defective.

The “Sinless Perfection” people have broken off from the slightly older heresy called Hyper-Grace. Hyper-Grace uses the Grace of God as an excuse to sin. In its milder forms, it accepts sinful lifestyles as normal and unavoidable for Christians. You were born Gay so you might as well bring your same-sex lover to church and hold hands while you praise God. In its most offensive stage, Hyper-Grace insists that the Grace of God and the Blood of Jesus have saved all mankind and 100% of everybody is going to end up in Heaven, whether they want to be there or not. Christians, forgiven, washed in the Blood, made clean and Born Again at the Cross, love Jesus.  Hyper-Grace believers, use Jesus. Sin hurts God. Sin nailed Jesus to the cross. Sin bothers and hurts Christians. Sin is a plaything for the Hyper-Grace people… They have no love for God… no relationship with Jesus. What hurts God, what nailed Jesus to the cross is of no consequence to them… they could care less… To live in sin for a lifetime and gain Heaven when you die… what a deal!

The Gospel is this: Jesus died to save sinners, of whom I am chief. We are free from the Law. We are saved by Grace, through faith in the Son of God. Having been saved, we are filled with the Spirit of God. We enter into an intimate, husband – wife type relationship with Jesus Christ. We take up our cross, die to ourselves daily, and follow him. Because we love him, we obey him and do what pleases him. We do not have to sin but we do sin. When we sin, the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin. We sorrow and grieve because we have hurt the God we love. We confess our sin and He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

John, in his first Epistle, finds a wonderful balance:

1 John 1:Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him. If we say, “We have fellowship with Him,” yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth. But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

Paul also finds balance:

Romans 6:15 What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not! 16 Don’t you know that if you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of that one you obey—either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness? 17 But thank God that, although you used to be slaves of sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were transferred to, 18 and having been liberated from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.

Heresy, almost without exception, is truth, taken to a ridiculous, unbiblical and ungodly extreme. From his first question, “Hath God said…?” Satan has sought to twist Scripture, bending the very Word of God, to lead men and women astray. Scripture is balanced. Heresy is lopsided. Scripture is Christocentric. Heresy is always Egocentric. Stick with Doctrine that glorifies God. Stick with doctrine that centers on Christ. Stick with doctrine that finds a balance… Run from the extremes of the heretics.

David…

FLAT EARTH EISEGESIS

Let us first, speak to “Eisegesis.” Eisegesis, simply enough, is using the Bible to prove what you already believe or what you want to believe.

Let us start with an extremely exaggerated example:

Let us say that I am a devoted, loving and Christian parent. My beloved child, seemingly out of nowhere, commits suicide. I do not want to believe that my child would go to Hell. I simply must believe that suicide is good and that God approves. I go to my Bible and find that at least seven people in the Bible killed themselves. More than that, among them were Prophets, Kings and Disciples… I carefully compile my list:

  1. [Abimelech] called hastily unto the young man his armour-bearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died (Judges 9:54).
  1. And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed with all his might; and the house fell…upon all the people that were therein (Judges 16:30).
  1. Saul took a sword and fell on it (1 Sam. 31:4).
  1. When [Saul’s] armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died (1 Sam 31:5).
  1. When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he…got him home to his house, to his city, and put his house in order, and hanged himself, and died (2 Sam. 17:23).
  1. It came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the king’s house, and burnt the king’s house over him with fire, and died (1 Kings 16:18).
  1. [Judas] cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself (Matt. 27:5).

I am now certain that God approves of suicide. My beloved child is secure in God…. And, while I am still hurting, I decide that God would certainly want me to commit suicide so that I may be with my child…

That is eisegesis!

Let us go on to other things:

Let us say that, in my mind, I see God as a kindly Father. I read a verse that says that I can never be plucked from his hand. I like that and I start a Bible Study. While there are many verses on the subject, they are just about evenly divided between those that support Once Saved, Always Saved and those that speak to fear, trembling, being plucked from the vine and falling from grace.

I compile my lists… 20 verses supporting Eternal Security and 20 verses that speak to falling from Grace.

  • God is Good! I know that and so all of the verses that make God look like a good guy must be literal… Clearly, these verses mean what they say.
  • On the other hand, all of those verses that make God look like a bad guy, must be misquotes, mistranslations or simply false…
  • We all know, after all, that God, is a good guy!

Based on what I now “know,” I write a book and form a new denomination, built on the firm knowledge that, no matter what those mean and ugly verses might say, God would never cast away one of his children!

But what if I saw God as a mean and ugly judge? I would certainly take those same verses and declare that all of the verses that supported my view of God as a stern and awful Judge, were to be taken literally, while all of those verses that spoke of a kind and fatherly God who would show grace and mercy on his children, cannot possibly mean what they say…

Based on what I now “know,” I would certainly write a book and start a new denomination fixed on terror and the firm belief that the slightest infraction of the Law will bring down judgment, death and Hell.

FLAT EARTH

Please note: There is not one single verse, in all of Scripture, that informs us of the shape of the earth… Not even one. Not one verse says that it is flat. Not one verse says that it is a globe… Zero, Zilch, Nada.

On Flat Earth, I must start with an idea, a thought or a belief that comes from a source outside of Scripture… A book, a Facebook Post, a YouTube video or, in the beginning at least, the fertile imagination of one individual. Somehow, I come to believe that the earth must be flat. (For the vast majority of Modern “Flatearthers,” it came through Facebook or YouTube.)

Based on my belief that the earth must be flat, I follow the YouTube Guru or the Facebook Wizard to the Scriptures. There, he / she points out a handful of idioms, allegories and a little poetic language that, while none of it says the earth is flat, might seem to support the theory I so desperately want to believe. The fact that nearby verses speak to the skin on Job’s teeth and the pillars on which the foundations of the earth are firmly fixed be damned… Those things are obviously allegory but anything that backs up what I want to believe must, absolutely must be taken literally!

Now, armed with less than six passages which, while they do not say that the earth is flat, do seem to support what I want to believe, I make a video, go on Facebook, as an On-fire Evangelist for the Flat Earth Gospel! I am so very proud of my new found knowledge and this New Doctrine, that I leave Jesus in order to preach Flat Earth… After all, what is salvation if you can believe something that nobody else knows about yet?

And then come the Party-Poopers… They challenge your science and your theology, making you look like an idiot. If you have an Associate’s Degree in Dental Technology, certainly you can prove the scientists of the world wrong! If that doesn’t work, you can simply declare that all science is evil and scientists are of the Devil… That fixes it!

This is where Flatearthers divide into Clergy and Laity…

  • If you are a Dental Tech, a File Clerk at a College or some other kind of “Expert”, you become Clergy…
  • You write your own stuff,
  • you make your own YouTube channel and
  • start your own page on Facebook…

If no one follows you, not to worry:

  • you find the page of a non Flatearther and begin to preach your newfound religion in comments under their posts…
  • Do that often enough, and you will soon find yourself with your own following.

(This route is not suggested for those with less than a sixth-grade education.)

If you are not so educated as the YouTube Gurus or the Facebook Wizards, do not despair… There are thousands of Wizards and Gurus out there with posts to read and videos to watch… These poor people are in desperate need of followers… which is your purpose for existing…

If you do not know where to find your very own Wizard or Guru, follow the comments under my Facebook Posts… That is where they live…

David