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I personally DO NOT believe in DATE SETTING, everyone should be aware that the day and hour of Jesus' Return is UNKNOWN to ALL BUT THE FATHER GOD. So BE PREPARED IN YOUR HEART FOR that return WHENEVER IT COMES!

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

America in prophecy? Yes! But is America in Grave Trouble?



America in Bible Prophecy?
by Steve Wohlberg
Hours before George W. Bush beat John Kerry on November 2, 2004, an Associated Press article declared:
World Sees Huge Stake in U.S. Election – People outside the United States could only watch, wait and vent as Americans lined up to vote Tuesday in an election that provoked an extraordinary degree of emotional involvement beyond U.S. borders. Not just leaders and news media, but ordinary people were riveted by the contest between President Bush and John Kerry, convinced that a world roiled by the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq, the war on terrorism, and cultural and religious conflict had a huge stake in the outcome…At the heart of the matter is a belief that in an era of globalization, when American decisions affect hundreds of millions around the globe, the election is not a domestic U.S. issue…‘A day that will decide the fate of the world,’ read a banner headline in Britain's Independent…‘Why shouldn't the Italians vote for the elections, too?’ said screenwriter Michele Cogo in Rome. ‘The planet's destiny is decided in large part by America.’ (1)
“A day that will decide the fate of the world” “The planet's destiny is decided in large part by America”–these aren’t minor sentences. What happens in Washington DC affects the globe. In this light we inquire: Is America mentioned in Bible prophecy, or has God’s Word overlooked the world’s only superpower?
Many prophecy writers emphatically state we’re not there. They see the US fading into oblivion under a supposedly future New World Order dominated by the United Nations. In this article I want to give you something different to think about. I want to suggest the possibility that America is the exact power specifically mentioned in this mysterious verse:
Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon (Revelation 13:11).
Allow me to build my case. First, what is a “beast”? Answer: A great nation. The proof’s in Daniel 7–a chapter that clearly parallels Revelation 13. Both chapters talk about beasts, ten horns, a mouth speaking great things, and war on the saints (see Daniel 7:3-8,21 and Revelation 13:1-7).
Daniel 7 describes four beasts: the lion, bear, leopard and dragon-like beast. An angelic interpreter confirmed:
The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom on earth (Daniel 7:23).
So we can nail this down: According to Scripture, a beast isn’t a computer or super-evil person, but a kingdom. That’s what the angel said. Historically, 98% of Christian scholars have interpreted Daniel’s four beasts to represent the ancient nations of Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome.
Back to Revelation 13:11:
I saw another beast coming out of the earth.
Thus John saw a great nation rising. From where? “Out of the earth.” Daniel’s beasts all rose from the sea (see Daniel 7:3-7). Water in prophecy represents multitudes of people. Another angel confirmed:
The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues (Revelation 17:15).
Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome all rose from the midst of a sea of peoples in Europe and the Middle East. Not so with the beast in Revelation 13:11–it comes from the earth. This points to a great nation rising out of a sparsely inhabited area.
I saw another beast coming out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb (Revelation 13:11).
Thus we have a new nation, with Christian features, rising out of a sparsely inhabited area, with a government without kingly power.
Each word is significant. The true Lamb is Jesus Christ. “Like a lamb,” indicates this nation would have lamb-like or Christian features. A lamb is a young animal, a baby sheep. Thus this nation would at one time be youthful and new. Significantly, its “two horns” have no crowns like the first beast in Revelation 13:2. Crowns represent kingly power. Thus we have a new nation, with Christian features, rising out of a sparsely inhabited area, with a government without kingly power. Are the pieces coming together yet?
Here’s the shocker: Revelation 13 also reveals that this exact nation will finally achieve superpower status during the last moments of time, make a major mistake, and lead out in the global enforcement of the mark of the beast. God’s Word reports:
And he [the lamb-like beast] causes [he resorts to force] all [his power becomes global], both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their forehead, that no man might buy or sell [the world’s economy is involved] except the one who has the mark (Revelation 13:16,17).
These verses parallel the last part of Revelation 13:11 describing the final, tragic act of the lamb-like beast–“he spoke like a dragon.” Let’s put all the pieces together:

  1. Revelation 13:11 predicts the rising of a great beast.

  2. In prophecy, a beast represents a great nation.

  3. This nation comes out of the earth, or wilderness area.

  4. This nation starts out young, like a baby lamb.

  5. This nation is lamb-like, with Christian characteristics.

  6. This nation has horns with no crowns–it has no kings.

  7. This nation achieves superpower status near the end of time.

  8. This nation influences the world’s economy.

  9. This nation finally speaks like a dragon.

  10. This nation finally enforces the mark of the first beast in Revelation 13:2.
Be honest: How many nations on Planet Earth fit each of these clear, unquestionable, Heaven-inspired details? Only one.
The United States of America.
God has blessed America. Yet prophecy predicts major changes will someday envelop our beloved country and our eyes should be wide open to even now discern the proverbial writing on the wall. May the Lord prepare us for future events. Above all, may we each have a strong relationship with the true Lamb, Jesus Christ, and reject the dragon’s voice.
Things are 8 years beyond this teaching and the New world of todays is even closer to this clear teaching above....think about that for a moment!Thus we have a new nation, with Christian features, rising out of a sparsely inhabited area, with a government without kingly power.
World Views
How do you view the world?
America's Godly Heritage
What children are not taught and how historical revisionists are influencing culture.
The Separation of Church and State
A new, humanistic America where our children will be protected from outmoded Christian ideas and will enjoy freedom "from" religion
Religion Czar
Our privacy has been invaded by big government - big business tracking and databasing of our medical records, employment records, education records, driving records, financial records....etc. Now they want to monitor our religion.
Americans Go To War for Their Schools
Despite media smear campaigns against them, Middle American parents are waging a valiant political battle against left-wing elites and their bizarre ideological indoctrination programs in the public schools.
Christians in Politics
American politics is not any longer about Democrats, Republicans, or Independents ... It's not a fight between the Liberal Left and the Christian Right ... It is all about what America is.
Religious Cleansing
Why are liberals so afraid of Jesus?
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Justice Redefined

What happens to ethics as we distance ourselves further from the restraining influence of law?
The Politics of Hate
One of the more powerful tools in the hands of those waging war against Christianity is "Hate."
Terrorism in America
Which Is It?
The Feminist Movement
Who are these women and what motivates them?
The Impact of Feminism on the Family
Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women's movement must concentrate on attacking marriage.
Seven Major Teachings of the New Age
Why is the New Age Movement so dangerous?
National Endowment for the Arts
Elevating garbage to art.

"Winning The Cultural War"

by Charlton Heston

Signs of the Last Days
Are we now living in the 'Last Days'? What are the signs?
Revival or Apostasy
What will the Lord find when He returns?


Current Signs of the End of The World [Age]

We are living in the time of the end. The fast-fulfilling signs of the times declare that the coming of Christ is near at hand. The days in which we live are solemn and important. The Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth. Plagues and judgments are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God. The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.
U.S. Monetary Control to Increase (Revelation 13:17)
NY Fed chief urges global bank framework (June 8, 2008)
Liberty Threatened (Rev. 13:11-17)
Freedom of Speech on Radio Under Attack (11-4-2008)
ACLU: Military skirting law to spy (4-2-2008)
34 States Align Against National ID Card(2-7-2008)
New Movement by PFAW to reverse invasion of Privacy (1-24-2008)
Privacy is being extinguished in country after country (12-30-2007)
The war on our civil liberties is actually begun (4-17-2006)
Microsoft now invades PC's without consent (9-13-2007)
Spy Satellite use on USA GREATLY Expanded (8-15-2007)
New Law - Gov't Can Now Eavesdrop Without Warrants! (8-5-2007)
Judge Criticizes Warrantless Wiretaps (6-23-2007)
Gingrich attacks Constitution to "protect" society
First Ammendment Could Be Under Attack Soon!
National yawn as our rights evaporate

*** There is a new effort to restore Habeous Corpus (6-19-2007) For more information please read the article 'National yawn as our rights evaporate' above.
Church and State - The Return of the Dark Ages (John 18:36, Rev. 17:1-6)
Invasion USA (4-18-2008)
Religion plays a big role in politics in the United States (12-23-2007)
Blue Law Special
Christians ask if force is needed to protect their religious values
Maybe 'blue laws' weren't so bad
Church and State - Around the World
Roman Catholic Church Pressures Croatia (7-15-2008)
Disasters (Luke 21:25-27)
Villagers fight off animals in flood-hit South Asia
Typhoon death toll may be 'thousands'
Wars and Violence (Mark 13:7-10, 2 Tim 3:1-7, Rev. 7:1-4, Rev. 11:18)
FBI says violent crime increasing
Violent Game Effects Linger in Brain
Arab world... on the brink of exploding
Prophecies for the Wise Only (see Daniel 12:10)
"The trades unions will be one of the agencies that will bring upon this earth a time of trouble such as has not been since the world began."--Letter 200, 1903. Unions likely to increase in size and power soon (11-4-2008)
End of the World
We are living in a period of time that is of overwhelming interest to all. Political leaders and legislators, men and women who hold positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention focused upon the events taking place around us. People are watching the strained, restless relations that exist between countries. Thousands observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they realize that something great and decisive is about to happen--it appears that the world is on the verge of its most tremendous crisis.
Even with all the signs that are taking place, there are many people who scoff at the idea that this world will come to and end. There is even popular song, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)", by REM, that mocks at the idea of the end of the world and being prepared for it.
The Bible gives us the truth about what is really happening, it says that Angels are even now restraining the winds of strife, that they may not blow until the world shall be warned of its coming doom. But there is a storm is gathering, ready to burst upon the earth; and when God shall tell His angels loose the winds, there will be a scene of strife that no pen can picture.
The Bible, and the Bible only, gives us the correct view of these things. In it are revealed the great and final scenes of the history of our world. The events taking place today are a precursor to the final events which even by their approach cause the earth to tremble and men's hearts to fail them for fear.
"Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. . . . They have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
End of the World Prophecy #1
"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. " Matthew 24:14
The great protestant reformation was helped by the development of the printing press, finally people could have a copy of the holy scriptures and read the Bible for themselves in their own language. Today, in our time, the everlasting Gospel is being preached around the world via Radio, Television, Internet, DVD's, CD's, Missionaries, and more.
End of the World Prophecy #2
"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: " Revelation 14:6-10
The gospel message that is to go through out the world at the very close of earth's history contains the strongest warnings ever given to man. These warning messages are being given around the world today, they can be found in Revelation 14:6-10. You can learn more about these warnings here: http://www.BibleUniverse.com.
End of the World Prophecy #3
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Daniel 12:4
This prophecy refers to the fact that at the time of the end many people will understand the prophecies in the books of Daniel and Revelation. Today many people do have a greater understanding of these prophetic books especially since most of the prophecies have already been fulfilled. For more information please visit the website: http://www.BibleProphecyTruth.com
End of the World Bible Prophecy #4
"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation." 2 Peter 3:3-4
Even though the end of the world signs are being fulfilled on every hand multitudes of people scoff at the Bible and the idea that the end of the world as we know it is just about here.
End of the World Signs #5
The United States Federal Government says that disasters are increasing both in magnatude and frequency.  This is exactly what the Bible predictions said would happen."And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken." Luke 21:25-26
Signs have been occuring one after the other, people are truly afraid, and the governments and politicians are at a loss for what to do about all of the problems. Yet at the same time multitudes are saying that everything has gone on as it always has. But this is not true, even the director of FEMA, James Lee Witt, has said that weather related disasters have been increasing.
"Natural Disasters are getting more frequent and more severe, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt said Tuesday, preaching a gospel of preparation and prevention for Americans." by Associated Press Writer Randolph E. Schmid on Wednesday May 24-2000.
End of the World Bible Prophecy #6
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Wickedness abounds, even in the largest 'professedly' Christian churches.
End of the World Bible Prophecy #7 - History & Prophecy
"Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: . . . exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it Him." Ezekiel 21:26, 27.
The final overthrow of all earthly dominions is plainly foretold in the word of truth. In the above prophecy the sentence from God was pronounced upon the last king of Israel.
The crown was removed from Israel and passed successively to the kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. God says, "It shall be no more, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it Him." Learn who will be the next world leader.
End of the World Bible Predictions #8-18
"And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)" Matthew 24:3-15
Last Days Prophecy #19
"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation.
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men." 2 Peter 3:3-7
The Bible predicted that even though God has left us abundance evidence of the world wide flood during Noah's day, people would be "willingly ingnorant" of that it happened. They are also ignorant of the fact that God's great love for us has caused Him to grant us a little more time to repent of our sins before He destroys sinners off of the earth the second time.
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
[Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness, 2 Peter 3:9-10
End of the World Bible Prophecy #20
How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate. O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field. The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness." Joel 1:18-20
Droughts and Fires are predicted for the last days! For evidence of fullfillment see your local newspaper.
Who are the movers and shakers of this New World Order and what is their agenda?
The Illuminati
Skull & Bones Society
The Bilderbergers
The Trilateral Commission
The Council
on Foreign Relations
The United Nations
The Club of Rome
FEMA
Department of Homeland Security
More New World Order Information
Jeremiah Project: Great Links to find out more about the hard times to come!
The trashing of America has reached new heights with the affirmation in all three branches of the United States government of everything that pulls down a nation and a denial of everything that makes a nation great. [i.e. God, Prayer, The Bible.]
The great Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn once wrote this warning,
"To destroy a people you must first sever their roots."
"None are more enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." - Goethe

Philosophical Roots of Change
How did we get to where we're at?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DOES DISPENSATIONALISM RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF GOD?

Satan's business and special gifts are in RELIGION of all kinds but he loves most too imitate and mock God in Christianized copycatting.


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He was at one point the anointed Cherub in Heaven, it is thought that he led in worship and praise to God, and was endowed with the gifts of music. It follows then that his most marvelous works and endowments are in deception of religious form, music, and religious thought practices. He and his ministers are transformed as angels of light. So much ability they have in this regard that even the very elect could be deceived if it were possible. We are told that toward the end of the apostasy that satan and his ministers will perform great miracles before people even bringing fire down from the sky.
Since the mid-1800s, the system of theology known as dispensationalism has exerted great influence on how many Christians view the doctrines of ecclesiology and eschatology.
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We must understand that those who strive to excel in these religious matters placesuper_smilies039 

themselves into the very domain where Satan has his greatest ability to deceive, mislead, and destroy. He wants all people to be very religious. This is his area of expertise and greatest goal. Remember, he wants to be worshiped as God. His goal for all people is to have them religious and to be worshipping him. He loves to get people reading the Bible (preferably one of his translations) so that he can mislead and corrupt their interpretations to the place that mankind will eventually be worshipping him. And remember, his ultimate goal is to have a "christian" (small "c") religion worshiping him as the "Christ." (anti-substitute Christ) And, of course, this one world "christian" religion will be violently opposed to the few bigots and intolerants who will not agree with them that all will go to Heaven, regardless.

Biblical theology and the rise of historicism,


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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 in the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. Rev 13:8-9

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. 1 Tim 4:1-2

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Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Isa 5:20-21
In this New Age, REMEMBER, that all these scriptures and our understanding of theth_roadtohelleasytotravel working of satan as described, means that very religious people will be thinking that they are serving God and that the real Christians are totally wrong and going to Hell and are evil people, intolerant, and without any love for their fellowman. This will be the religious environment in the last days when Christ returns to defeat the antichrist.

This is a picture of the coming future in this New Age. It is a solemn and unique future. It is a future in which very religious men and all of society will have extremely twisted thinking, being totally deceived by satan. This is taking many years and generations to accomplish, but we can now see it coming together in our day. Through teaching demons even the popular Holy Bible is being wolf2
Rewritten with words redefined for popular consumption of the deceived masses throughout the world. Even today, all these changes are becoming obvious to only a very few. To His disciples our Lord said, "Woe unto you when all men will speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets" (Luke 6:26).

An understanding of hermeneutics (rational thinking applied to the Bible) will explain exactly how and why they will be deceived by this very religious satan.

By understanding the enemy, the child's answer in simplicity to hermeneutics becomes clear.

Our enemy's specialty and works have never changed since he first rebelled against God (Isa 14 and Ez 28) so that:

his attitudes and intentions are:
1. I will reign supreme instead of God;
2. I will make my own world and govern my own world;
3. I will seek my own glory and worship; and therefore
4. I will do as I please to have these with no regard to God and totally apart and against God, His attributes, His Will, or His Laws. Disobedience (rebellion) to God in all things will be my main agenda,


his manifest attributes and works then are totally opposite to God:
1. Instead of Love (unselfishness); I will be hate, being totally selfish and self seeking only.
2. Instead of Truth (reality under God); I will be lies, misinformation, and deception.
3. Instead of Holiness (set apart, morally pure); I will be all things impure, all mixtures, total selfishness, falsehood with lying deception in all things, deceptive half truth compromise of equivocations, all confusion, and immorality.

Knowing all this about the supreme enemy of all sanity and rational thinking we now have a guide in hermeneutics (interpreting God's Word). By going against all reality in refusing to recognize the Attributes of our true God our Creator, satan can inculcate some very clear assertions and guidelines into our deceived minds in understanding and receiving God's Word, both in Living in His Son, and understanding His Word written on paper.


How does this understanding help us interpret the Bible?

Dispensationalism denies the Old Testament Law



Your eschatology informs your worldview




Hal Lindsey's predictions of the end




Is Satan Alive and Well on Planet Earth?




What is the "Mark of the Beast"?




Why is 666 the "Number of the Beast"?




Are there one people of God or two?




Should we interpret Revelation "literally"?




Why is "audience relevance" important?




Is the "millennium" a literal 1000 years?




Second American Revolution: Gary DeMar (1 )




Second American Revolution: Gary DeMar (2)




Matthew 28: "Make disciples of ALL the nations"




What do "near, shortly, quickly" mean?




First, we clearly understand that the world system that is visible and we see and live in and in which we raise our families is satan's kingdom, existing and flourishing in all the above principles of satan.





























And last, if I say that every word (rhema) of His written Word (logos) is given to us by God and used of God for our eternal judgment for eternity, and that He holds His Word (collective written words) higher than His own Name (Psa 138:2), then His written words (rhema) must totally conform to every Attribute of Himself and totally opposite to every attribute of satan.


This means that His Word certainly will not, nor can be, interpreted as consistent with dictionaries, lexicons, and secular uses and meanings as the words may are given meaning by the world, because then they would be consistent with all deception, mixture, and impurity of its ruler, satan. This world's popular high scholarship and linguistic corruption of language understanding, by mountains of multiple dictionary and Lexiconal meanings, obfiscate and confuse everybody, regardless of whether writing about the Bible words or not.

Then, our hermeneutic (interpretation method) must therefore, be based upon two principles. It must totally (1) conform to God's Attributes, thus excluding those defined attributes and means of the enemy, to determine every single unequivocal root word meaning used by God, and (2) it must also utilize the specific grammar syntax of the languages in which God's Wisdom chose to utilize to communicate to us in writing.


And to say that using one or more of the world's specific languages to give understanding and thus willing choice to lost humans, is not appropriate for our Lord, then we must ask just how could it be done if blinded man are to get understanding, and likewise their good news be spread by them to others?

This gives us a very clear indication of what "the" good means of interpreting God's Word must be. It must be completely different than any proposed or used by the world's scholarship, whether traditionally in Biblical or secular linguistic traditions. It must totally (1) conform to God's Attributes, thus excluding those defined attributes and means of the enemy, to determine every single univocal root word meaning, and (2) it must also utilize ONLY the specific grammar syntax of the languages in which God's Wisdom chose to utilize.


We must now explain why a single univocal root word meaning must be utilized. God's primary character Attributes are each unique, one of a kind, having no like or equal, univocal, and by which He rules the universe and under which all others subsume. They are Love, Truth, Wisdom, and Holiness. We might assume, as it seems, that all other character-istics of our Omnipotent-Omnipresent-Omniscient Father God subsume under these four primary Attributes.

We may say that we can interpret His peculiar Word (collective words) conforming to Love, Truth, and Wisdom as to the best of our ability. All truly sincere so-called "Christian" scholars may say this, regardless of their many disparate understandings of what it says. They may all say that, as best they could, these were their guidelines, that these guided their HOW as they interpreted His words (rhema), trying to discern HOW each word meaning supported His Love, Truth, and Wisdom. But HOW can we interpret His word according to the inherent Holiness of each of His single words?

What does HIS Holiness involve? How can Holiness determine our method? We know that Holiness involves as stated above: (1) purity (no mixture, uniqueness, having no like or equal, monadic, exists in distinction, univocal), and (2) morality (separate from the world) by upholding all the Attributes of God . How can this be applied to interpreting His written individual words? We have never heard of this being a standard of Biblical interpretation. Have you?

Instead of regarding His Word and, therefore, His individual words (rhema) as pure, unique, having no like or equal, as God's Attributes, we hear that "all words are equivocal; the meaning depends upon their individual immediate use or context resulting in many different lexical or dictionary meanings and synonyms of every word." Isn't this the montra of every Seminary, Bible school, and self pronounced "answer man" in these last days?

But if we are going to make every single word conform to God's Attributes, making them Holy, can they be properly regarded as mixtures, equivocal and imprecise, while having no like or equal in meaning, monadically Holy? We must surely think not. If they were equivocal, then they would not be Holy words, by definition.

Obviously, if each word was equivocal in meaning, then each word would conform to the standard of God's enemy and not God. And if anyone would suggest that God may be using satan's world uses and traditions of meanings to display His Attributes and Holiness for eternity, what does that say to any rational (noncontradictory) thinking person? In His very Eternal Holy Word that He esteems even above His Name, I doubt that our God would eternally memorialize anything of satan.

Therefore, by understanding satan's strategy and attributes as opposed to God's Attributes, we can clearly understand the difference between God's means of understanding God's words (rhema) and satan's deception of how to understand them.
If someone were to rank the favorite words of contemporary thought, tolerance would be pretty high on the list. We often hear about the importance of respecting others and tolerating those with whom we disagree. In one sense tolerance is a very important virtue—we don’t use an Uzi to end an argument, for instance. Nor is it acceptable to burn down mosques or force dissenters to attend classes with which they disagree. The views of law-abiding people should be tolerated (i.e., they should not be violently suppressed), and their lives and property must be respected.

But the catch phrases and buzzwords we hear go beyond this simple truth. All too frequently the term “tolerance” is used as a synonym for “respect” or even “agreement.” And since Christians are characteristically unwilling to “respect” what they believe to be false doctrine or even (gasp) sin, they are, by means of this nifty equivocation, branded as intolerant and unenlightened.
One of the doctrines clearly taught in the Word of God is the unity of the Bride of Christ down through the ages. All flesh, that is mankind, has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The Lord Jesus Christ became incarnate and dwelt among us. He lived a perfectly sinless life. And then He died to atone for the sins of His People. He rose again as the firstborn from the dead that His people might follow when He raises them all and restores them to life on the Last Day.


In the mid-l800's two false doctrines crept into the church that have since spread like cancer throughout Christendom. The first false teaching was Darwinism — the idea that all life on Earth arose from the same ancestral organism and that the fittest races of creatures evolve into higher beings but the unfit become extinct. Survival of the fittest is yet another form of the heresy of salvation by works. This seemingly harmless, if foolish, idea set the philosophical scene for a wicked deduction. If all creatures including man are evolving, and the fittest evolve the fastest by out-competing or even killing their competitors, then it stands to reason that some races of men have evolved to be superior to others. Hitler arrived at the natural conclusion of "survival of the fittest." Superior races should eliminate the inferior ones.

While a genocidal take on Darwinism has in large part been repudiated by the world, the secular world still clings to the underlying premise: that mankind can and will evolve into a godlike creature, and some races of men are superior to others. As long as Darwinism is the accepted theory of origins, that society will risk arriving over and over again at Hitler's conclusion: other races must be put to death.

Scripture easily exposes the blatant falsehood of this doctrine. God created all life (Genesis 1) and all men are descended from Adam. God made ALL of mankind in His Image, male and female He created them. After God judged the world through the Flood, again all men are descended from Noah. All men are under the rule of Christ the King. They will either be saved from damnation by the atoning blood of the Second Adam, Jesus Christ, or they will be sentenced to everlasting damnation.

We are told that in Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, slave nor free. This does not mean that Christianity is an egalitarian religion. The same Bible tells slaves to obey their masters, wives to obey their husbands, and acknowledges that the Word of God came first to the Jews. However, the passage teaches us that all of the descendants of Adam were made in the Image of God. In Christ all of the elect are restored to the Image of God regardless of our station in life.

If we see distinctions between the families or races of men it is not reason for boasting. God gives different gifts to different people individually. However, the Bible deals with families and nations of men through covenant. When a family or nation of men embraces a particular sin, God will judge them with a consequence that is often peculiar to that sin. We see great disparity in the world today, largely because some nations have embraced the gospel and produced Christian civilizations, while others have remained in darkness. Yet the tribes of the West were base barbarians and cannibals before the Word of God lifted them out of darkness. The Christian civilizations produced great wealth over the past few centuries, but now those nations have by and large turned away from the Word of God and embraced wickedness. We should expect to see those nations fall into darkness unless they repent. Likewise, if Africa and Asia, and South America fully embrace the Word of God, we should expect to see their cultures rise from darkness into light. The Bible teaches that there are only two races in the world, the elect and the damned.

A second false doctrine introduced in the middle of the 19th century was dispensationalism. This false teaching interprets the Bible to mean that God has two peoples: the Jews, and the Church (Gentiles). This teaching has sometimes said that the Jews were saved by obeying the Law and the sacrificial system, but the Gentiles are saved by the atoning blood of Christ. The Scriptures, however, are exceedingly clear that we are one people. I Corinthians 10:1-4 says, "Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ."

The common error of racism, racialism, and dispensationalism is the denial of the unity of the Body of Christ. Read in context, I Corinthians Chapter II is condemning exactly this, "For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body."

Jesus Christ is not a polygamist. There is one Groom, and one Bride, made up of the elect of all generations from Adam until the last child is born upon the Earth. Galatians 3:29 tells us that, "And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Romans 11:16-I8 teaches, “For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you."

Theologians continue to argue over the origin of dispensationalism. Those who are dispensationalists argue that the basic beliefs of dispensationalism were held by the apostles and the first generation church. Those who are not dispensationalists often argue that dispensationalism is a new theology that began in the 19th century. What is clear, though, is that dispensationalism, as a system, began to take shape in the mid-1800s.
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1. John Nelson Darby


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The beginning of systematized dispensationalism is usually linked with John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), a Plymouth Brethren minister. While at Trinity College in Dublin (1819), Darby came to believe in a future salvation and restoration of national Israel. Based on his study of Isaiah 32, Darby concluded that Israel, in a future dispensation, would enjoy earthly blessings that were different from the heavenly blessings experienced by the church. He thus saw a clear distinction between Israel and the church. Darby also came to believe in an “any moment” rapture of the church that was followed by Daniel’s Seventieth Week in which Israel would once again take center stage in God’s plan. After this period, Darby believed there would be a millennial kingdom in which God would fulfill His unconditional promises with Israel. According to Paul Enns, “Darby advanced the scheme of dispensationalism by noting that each dispensation places man under some condition; man has some responsibility before God. Darby also noted that each dispensation culminates in failure.”


Darby saw seven dispensations:

(1) Paradisaical state to the Flood;

(2) Noah;

(3) Abraham;

(4) Israel;

(5) Gentiles;

(6) The Spirit; and

(7) The Millennium. By his own testimony, Darby says his dispensational theology was fully formed by 1833.
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2.The Brethren Movement
Dispensationalism first took shape in the Brethren Movement in early nineteenth century Britain. Those within the Brethren Movement rejected a special role for ordained clergy and stressed the spiritual giftedness of ordinary believers and their freedom, under the Spirit’s guidance, to teach and admonish each other from Scripture. The writings of the Brethren had a broad impact on evangelical Protestantism and influenced ministers in the United States such as D. L. Moody, James Brookes, J. R. Graves, A. J. Gordon & C.I. Scofield.0160_separator_snake_bar_ani4



3.The Bible Conference Movement Beginning in the 1870s, various Bible conferences began to spring up in various parts of the United States. These conferences helped spread Dispensationalism.
The Niagara conferences (1870—early 1900s) were not started to promote dispensationalism but dispensational ideas were often promoted at these conferences. The American Bible and Prophetic Conferences from 1878—1914 promoted a dispensational theology.

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4. The Bible Institute Movement In the late 1800s, several Bible institutes were founded that taught dispensational theology including The Nyack Bible Institute (1882), The Boston Missionary Training School (1889), and The Moody Bible Institute (1889).

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5. The Scofield Reference Bible
C. I. Scofield, a participant in the Niagara conferences, formed a board of Bible conference teachers in 1909 and produced what came to be known as, the Scofield Reference Bible. This work became famous in the United States with its theological annotations right next to the Scripture. This reference Bible became the greatest influence in the spread of dispensationalism.
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6. Dallas Theological Seminary

After World War I, many dispensational Bible schools were formed. Led by Dallas Theological Seminary (1924), dispensationalism began to be promoted in formal, academic settings. Under Scofield, dispensationalism entered a scholastic period that was later carried on by his successor, Lewis Sperry Chafer. Further promotion of dispensationalism took place with the writing of Chafer’s eight-volume Systematic Theology.
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"What is indisputably, absolutely, and uncompromisingly essential to the Christian religion is its doctrine of salvation... If
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Dispensationalism has actually departed from the only way of salvation which the Christian religion teaches, then we must say it has departed from Christianity. No matter how many other important truths it proclaims, it cannot be called Christian if it empties Christianity of its essential message. We define a cult as a religion which claims to be Christian while emptying Christianity of that which is essential to it. If Dispensationalism does this, then Dispensationalism is a cult and not a branch of the Christian church. It is as serious as that. It is impossible to exaggerate the gravity of the situation."


John H. Gerstner, Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth: A Critique of Dispensationalism (Brentwood TN: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1991), 150.

Questions for those who call themselves Dispensationalists

If the dispensationalist will simply answer these honestly presented queries, we will be able to discern whether the accusations against dispensationalism are true -
1. Has the OT saint partaken of the blood of Christ shed for sins?
Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." -John 6:53-54
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." -Matthew 26:26-28
2. Does the Spirit of Christ dwell in the OT saint?
"He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him." -John 6:56
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. -Romans 8:9
3. Are ALL the saints of ALL the ages ONE BODY, drinking of the SAME Spirit?
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread. -1 Cor 10:16-17
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-- whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free--and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. -1 Cor 12:13
If one answers in the affirmative the above questions, one must abandon Dispensationalism.
If you do Congratulations, brothers and sisters in Christ, welcome to orthodox Christianity!
If one answers any of the above in the negative, then the accusations against dispensationalism are true, and we would ask that person to produce the means of the OT saints salvation!


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Surviving Off Off-Grid by Michael Bunker

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