The Spiritual Terrorists of Christendumb
What is a spiritual terrorist? Any person that teaches and promotes the doctrine of hell in all of it’s varieties is indeed, a spiritual terrorist. Belief in hell alone does not make someone a spiritual terrorist but rather, it is the purposeful promotion of the doctrine in such a way that the intent is to provoke change through fear. Most believe in hell due to deception but those who endorse it are agents of the devil. There is no other group of people that promote the doctrine of hell more than the pastor’s of Christianity.
Christianity’s Most Scared Cow – The Doctrine of the Trinity
The Doctrine of the Trinity is one of Christianity’s greatest lies and it is the most useless and insignificant doctrine that Christianity places such a high emphasis on that it effectively makes you a heretic if you denounce it. The following is a critical review of Dr. Ray Pritchard’s article, “God in Three Persons: A Doctrine We Barely Understand”.
God’s Plan of Salvation for the Whole World
God is Sovereign and He has a plan to save the world that does not include torturing sinners. God knows what He is doing and there is nothing that is happening in the world that wasn’t foreordained by God. In this upcoming segment, I explain how God will ultimately lead all men into the knowledge of truth.
Exposing the Counterfeit Gospel of Christianity
The real gospel of Christ has been spiritually hijacked and replaced by the whole Christian church that doesn’t believe that Christ will save the whole world. In this post, I expose this counterfeit and reveal the true meaning of God’s good news of Jesus Christ.
The False Doctrine of Hell Exposed
The doctrine of hell is a terrible false doctrine of the Christian church that teaches and believes that God will literally torture people in real fire for all eternity if they die without Christ. I reveal the truth about this evil doctrine that continues to deceive millions.
The sinner’s prayer is an introduction to getting “saved” and becoming a Christian as it taught in the church. Other Christians believe that the sinner’s prayer is weak ultimately leading many to hell. Both are equally false because they both rely on man to save himself. Salvation is God’s work.
Does Man have an Immortal Soul?
Many believe that when a person dies, their soul continues to live on and either goes to heaven or hell. This belief is unscriptural and the bible teaches that when a man dies, he is dead with no thoughts, memories, or actions.
Satan: God’s Perfect Instrument of Evil
Satan is perceived to be the archenemy of God in the battle versus good and evil. What many fail to realize is that God as the Creator of all things also created Satan. There are many false teachings about Satan and his role in God’s ultimate plan to redeem all mankind to Himself. Satan was created by God to be the “Adversary”.
Context: The Truth about Scriptural Interpretation
The Christian church teaches that understanding the context of scripture is the best way to determine the meaning of scripture. This is man’s attempt at understanding God’s word without any spiritual enlightenment. God is the source of all wisdom and it is God that gives man the ability to understand his truths.
The Kingdom of Heaven & the Abode of God
If hell isn’t real, then what about heaven? The truth is that man’s carnal understanding of heaven is completely distorted. There is a difference between God’s kingdom of heaven and the abode of God. The bible teaches us that God is invisible and that no man has seen God except Christ. It is foolish to think that people go to “heaven” or the actual abode of God after death when Christ plainly reveals the truth about heaven.
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this web page is satanic
Thanks for your opinion but please explain why you think this website is satanic? Give examples and quote scripture to support your comments. Don’t just make a blanket statement with no justification whatsoever. I expect negative criticism and I am prepared to defend the glorious gospel of Christ but your comment is of little value to me or anyone. So with that said please back up your statement, quote me, and tell me why you think this website is satanic… I’ll await a respectful and thought provoked response from you if indeed you possess those qualities.
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Thanks for taking the time to share this information Mr. Randolph. A real eye opener.
You are very welcome and thank you for the support!
What do you think about tithes and the antichrist?
If you’re referring to the tithes that the church steals from Christians assuming it to be a commandment of God then I think that’s theft. Using a commandment specific to the Levites and using it as crutch to force modern Christians to give 10% of their gross earnings to the church is criminal. The Levites gave tithes with produce not money. These corrupt pastors will take money from the poor and then trick Christians into believing that God is going to open up the windows of heaven is no different than the lottery or multilevel marketing scan.
There is no such person as the “antichrist”. There are many that are antichrist or against/opposed to Christ but the church will have us believe that the antichrist is just some man that will rise up in some tribulation age and profess to be God. Every single person that has ever lived is or has been antichrist and they will remain thatbway until God calls them out and leads them to Him. The Christian church is the most antichrist institution in the world.
How can an honest different view of salvation (or rather the fate of the “unsaved” be “satanic?” Disagree – fine. But it is in no way “satanic” Satan would like you to believe what has come to be the most widely accepted view of what happens to unrepentant sinners. He is a liar and the Father of lies. He excels in deception. The author of this article is fighting back with the truth as Christians are told to do regarding spiritual warfare. Check out Ephesians.
Humanity is not sinful, unless it loves the lie, and does NOT love The Truth which saves its life., Blessed be His Name,
with all Glory and Honor and Thanks and Praise and Joy and Adoration and Kingdoms, to Our Wonderful Heavenly Father and Beloved Savior. In His Kingdom, His Word is the Law.
No problem. I think this information needs to be out there in all Christian churches.
I am happy with my church. The pastor is a wonderful man as nd I agave made friends there.
However, it is a Baptist church. It is not extremist but it does really emphasize “spreading the gospel” and a lot of Bible reading. These two things are great but not if the gospel includes “Hell” as the fate of the unsaved and not of the interpretation of the Biblical is still that of centuries ago. I heard the SBC is doubling down on not allowing women to be pastors. I am not a feminist and I have no personal desire or ability to be a pastor but I do not like this loose coalition of Baptist churches (to which my church belongs) to use a faulty biblical interpretation as their reason for not allowing women who do wish to be pastors to act in this capacity. I don’t think the passages used to support a Biblical prohibition against female pastors are interpreted or applied correctly. Context is important and we live in a very different time and culture from the 1st century world of the Roman Empire (Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, Palestine, etc) Maybe I agave gone too far with this last. If so I am sorry.
How can an honest different view of salvation (or rather the fate of the “unsaved” be “satanic?” Disagree – fine. But it is in no way “satanic” Satan would like you to believe what has come to be the most widely accepted view of what happens to unrepentant sinners. He is a liar and the Father of lies. He excels in deception. The author of this article is fighting back with the truth as Christians are told to do regarding spiritual warfare. Check out Ephesians.
I have said this previously when responding to the section discussing the origin of “Hell” as a Christian concept that was never part of the original Christian teachings of the chosen apostles of Christ, including and especially the apostle Paul whom the Risen Christ declared in a vision to the man who baptized Paul(Ananias) to be “my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.” Paul, Peter, John, James, and the other apostles specifically appointed by Jesus Christ to spread the news of salvation never discussed eternal torment as the alternative to salvation through belief (faith) in what the Savior had done for mankind. While still in his human incarnation , during his ministry on earth Jesus himself said ”All must repent or perish.” Not “All must repent or be condemned to eternal torment”. There are numerous instances in the NT where the alternative to accepting the free gift of salvation is eternal death from which there is no resurrection. Salvation was not merely escape from the terrible fate of Hell. It was eternal life with God. And not “life” as an extension of what life had been, a continuation but without suffering or death, something much greater, something that even today no pastor or priest or any Christian however spiritually mature can even begin to imagine. It is wonderful beyond imaging. Well, I will allow that some people may be more imaginative and may be able to anticipate what Eternal Life is like.
Still, my point remains, you don’t have to agree on every single point made or belief held by this website, but you should not call it “satanic.” That is a terrible thing to say. Based on what this website has to say about how Christianity was hijacked during the dark ages (and this accords with what I have studied in history elsewhere) any website or version of Christianity that promotes belief in a God who would condemn anyone to a place of eternal torment known commonly as “Hell,” is itself “satanic.” Satan is a liar and the Fathers of Lies and he has probably bee laughing his head off for over 2000 years as “Christians” rant about “Hell and all its torments” that is waiting for the unbeliever or the “non -elect.”
We have English translations from Greek and Hebrew that while imperfect, are readily available to everyone today to read and see for themselves that what this website says is true or the very least should be taken into serious consideration, not dismissed as Satanic. It makes far more sense, since most Christians still (fortunately) believe our God is a God of love, mercy, compassion, patience, and grace. None of these attributes are consistent with a God who would condemn any of his human creations to “Hell.” It is a sad fact that not everyone wants an eternal life after physical death with God. They will miss out on something wonderful. But they will not suffer eternal torment. They will simply cease to exist. Or, if you prefer, “die” ; “perish” ; “be destroyed”. All of these words are in the Bible in passages where the fate of those who reject salvation through Jesus Christ (Eternal Life) is discussed. Eternal torment is nowhere to be found in either the original Greek and Hebrew manuscripts or Greek and Hebrew copies of the original manuscripts:
You believe that annihilation is the fate for the wicked/unbelieving non-elect?
Yes and no. I don’t believe in “Hell” for anyone. As far as the “wicked” the ““unsaved” and the “unrepentant,” I no longer have any certainty of the existence of any such classes of people when the time of final judgement comes. As an optimist, I really appreciate the material on this website that suggests that God has made provision for all to come to Him and be saved. Or rather to acknowledge His Son whom I believe He sent to redeem the entire world from spiritual death as their personal savior. I have to confess I have barely begun to read all that is offered on this website. It makes sense that what God desires to happen is what will come to pass. It is what one would logically expect of a God who is sovereign and omnipotent, who is love, who is just but merciful and compassionate, who takes no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked, and who delays the time of final judgement patiently waiting because he truly desires that none should perish but that all shall be saved.
While annihilation is far more merciful and gracious outcome than hell, it still falls short of the glory of God being all in all. The only way for there to be victory over death, death must have to be abolished and no one can be locked in that state for then death would be victorious over all still held in the grave. Christ has the keys to death and the grave and He will deliver all of the captives from the clutches of death. I welcome you to read my paper on God’s Plan of Salvation for the Whole World as I explain how God will punish evil, judge the world in righteousness, and lead all to the submission of Christ.
I do intend to read the article you mention. As I said I want very much to believe that “all shall be saved.” It is almost scary to even contemplate reading something so different from the indoctrination that has been pounded into me. 😊
“ANNIHILATION” for the “wicked”and the “non-elect”
I do not believe in either category in the sense that some mainline Christian groups do.
When “elect” is used in the NT with regard to salvation (not frequent) it refers to Paul’s or Peter’s or John’s or any other NT author’s audience (which includes those Christians who consider the NT authors’ original writings, the manuscripts written in their own language either in their own writing or by dictation, to be inspired by the Holy Spirit, or by God if you have a problem with the non biblical word “Trinity.”) of those who are converts to Christianity (followers of the teachings of Jesus Christ who have acknowledged and accepted him as their personal savior who secured eternal life with him and the Father by his sinless life and his sacrificial and atoning death on the cross.
As for the “wicked” if I used that word, I apologize. It is to general and vague. Everyone sins. It is an unfortunate part of being human. So if wicked means imperfect and prone to “sin” occasionally then that is everyone.
If it means a class of people who are willfully beyond redemption in the sense that they truly prefer to choose the morally wrong way or belief (and I have no way of knowing what, if anything, went wrong in their lives to them act as if they are repentantly and happily evil) I cannot be sure such a group truly exists. Only God knows the heart, what drives people.
I agree with you that the word “wicked” is ambiguous for we all are capable of evil if it wasn’t for God’s grace. I talk about this in my paper about God’s Plan of Salvation for the Whole World. I used those words loosely and should’ve been more specific in referring to those who miss the first resurrection and rise in the resurrection to judgment. I do believe that there are people that are willfully evil but then we have to deal with scriptures that talk about God sending strong delusion so that people will believe lies, God giving people over to a reprobate mind, and then of course the most difficult being that God makes vessels of dishonor. I guess the purpose of my original question about annihilation is that most people believe that there are good people worthy of reward (life) and bad people you are punished. We both know that no one is good by God so whoever is “good” it is a work of God and not on the part of the individual. Who then can boast? Nobody because all is of God and God accomplish what He plans to accomplish. We are just actors in God’s melodrama.
Sorry, somehow cut off my comment too soon. 😊 I was saying that I always felt that what I was taught was just too small, too petty for the God of the Bible. God describes himself and is described by others and portrayed throughout as a God of mercy, patience, compassion, love, grace, and justice. His salvation plan, to sacrifice His only and beloved Son us so beautiful that I have not been able to prevent the thought that it must have been on behalf of all of humanity, not just a privileged few from coming to my mind again and again. Whenever it did I would feel scared and cold. Protestant salvation theology and Baptist salvation doctrine are equally or more oppressive even than Catholic beliefs. Today’s Catholics anyway. My parents are Catholic and brought me to a Catholic church as a child, but Hell was never mentioned ever. I don’t know what the Catholic Church officially teaches, but many American Catholics don’t care much about it. At least my parents don’t seem too. I attend a Baptist church which is moderately conservative. It’s better than a reformed Baptist church or any Christian church that preaches Calvinism, but it’s still too small for me. I am looking forward to reading all the articles you have on this website.
I just finished reading your article on the trinity. Excellent reasoning. Beautiful really. I actually possess one of Ray Pritchard’s books, probably the very one you quoted from. I never made it past the first chapter. BORING! And pretentious in tone. I am going to throw it out immediately.
Why do you draw a distinction between your beliefs and Christianity ? I would say that your beliefs are Christianity as it was before it was hijacked in the dark ages. As you say, even before the author of the NT like Peter had died, the Christian communities/churches that had been established throughout the Roman Empire were constantly being plagued by false teachers and interlopers who tried to take over. You are the Christian. Ray Pritchard is the heretic. Anyone who reads his pompous pronouncement that your soul is in peril if you deny the “trinity” will either fall over laughing or decide then and there that the trinity is in fact nonsense. I am embarrassed that I believed in it for so long. I think most people don’t give it much thought and those who are reluctant to relinquish it are afraid that by doing so they will be denying the divinity of Jesus. But that is not at all what you teach. I always wondered why there had to be a divine spirit other than God. Doesn’t Jesus say in. John 4:23-24 that “God is spirit and the time is coming and is now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
Maybe, I should have not capitalized the word “spirit” ? I was quoting directly from the NIV which capitalizes it in those two places.
I am off to read some more of your stuff. I need to renew my mind and spirit.
I draw a distinction between my beliefs and Christianity because most Christian doctrines are false. I have no problem with the title “Christian” as it is harmless but one calling themselves a Christian invites the reader to make assumptions I wish to avoid. Christ commands His people to “come out of her” in the book of Revelation. Where are Christ’s people? In the church I would presume and the entire Christian church as a whole corrupt institution that is completely anti-Christ. I prefer Christian Universalist by distinction to make it known that I don’t endorse hardly any of Christianity’s doctrines. I do however agree with you that I am the Christian and Ray Pritchard is the heretic but that’s not how it’s perceived by the majority. Christianity believes that it has a monopoly on truth and it’s their way or the highway to hell. I know my beliefs are in line with the beliefs of the early church but I want people to be offended. Motivation to change comes from being uncomfortable not comfortable.
I have spent the last two days reading all the material on y to his website. I am still not finished. I just concluded with the article on the Sinner’s Prayer.
I think we have been talking at cross purposes all along. I thought the reply was from someone else who was reading your website.
I have been fighting for so long against believing completely in Hell and many other “Christian” beliefs. I am more than happy to discard all of that nonsense and go with what you explain so clearly and so well.
I understand that you have probably received numerous hostile emails and responses from those who identify as Christians.
Please look in us with a kinder more understanding eye. Or at the very least just me. I may have been stupid, gullible, superstitious, ignorant, fearful and taken in, but I am not evil for believing in Hell. I no longer do. I was never able to fully commit to that belief and I have suffered a great deal of anguish and despair over the incredibly stupid idea that I had to somehow try to reconcile myself to the fact that the God I so want to love with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my mind and with all my strength, the God who has been so good to me, who has given me so much who, I only now realize has been with me my whole life even when I didn’t believe He cared or wasn’t conscious of His love is sadly a God who hates sin so much and who must uphold justice and so must, while mourning the need to do so, consign those who have rejected Him, His love and His Son , the savior he sent, to an eternity of torment.
Wow ! What a run on sentence ! Did it even make sense ? Probably not. But I think you can get a sense of what I am trying to say.
You may have enemies who fight desperately against your knowledge as nd wisdom, your common sense and discernment, but I am not one of them. I hope and truly do believe that there are “Christians out there who will welcome what you have to teach. You yourself are a Christian. I understand why you want to make a clear distinction between yourself and those who attend Christian churches and are products of a process of indoctrination that goes back centuries. But it is you who are the Christian (I assume you consider it important to follow the teachings of Christ regarding treating others as you would be treated and showing mercy and turning from sin in general but trusting that God will help you to try to overcome your own particular set of faults that seem to be a part of you sometimes. Or maybe it isn’t like that for you. All I am saying is that you too are a Christian. The word Christian as an adjective and a noun had been debased through the centuries and by now is almost devoid of any solid definition. In Acts 11:26 “the disciples were called Christians first at Antioch”. So I guess a Christian is a person who teaches or tells people about Jesus Christ. About his birth ministry, death, and resurrection and the meaning of it all, what it means for those who hear this and believe it. Of course, today what people teach, preach, or tell about Jesus varies widely and as you have demonstrated has in too many cases been nothing that even approaches the truth regarding salvation. It is terrible and so very sad. My current pastor, a wonderful man, says constantly that salvation is God’s business, yet every few months has to grit his teeth and give a sermon on the importance of giving generously without thinking to “the church” for the purpose of spreading the gospel and doing our part to bring the Kingdom of God about. He clearly doesn’t even begin to see the disconnect between salvation being God’s work and the need for money to evangelize. Or maybe he does. I honestly don’t know. This is the man who, when every assurance he gave me regarding my own salvation failed to lift my despair about the need to accept a God who thought it a fair judgement to condemn anyone to be tortured for an eternity, finally mentioned that there was a school of thought that held that there was no such thing as ECT (eternal conscious torment) aka Hell. He looked almost guilty as he confided this to me. He is a genial man who normally looks straight into a person’s eyes, but when he said that he. lowered his eyes and almost glanced from side to side. I thanked him in an equally furtive way. It was a sort of understanding between the two of us that I would not tell anyone that Pastor C had told me that there were many Christians who did not believe in Hell.
I have more if your articles left to read. I truly do not know if I can go o to church tomorrow. I am not blaming you or accusing you of robbing me of some cherished experience. Just the opposite! I have always felt like an outsider in church. Someone who was looking on but did not quite belong. Who didn’t at heart even want to belong if I had to accept their interpretation of scripture and the god that this interpretation portrayed. These people are not evil or hypocritical. They welcomed me warmly. I live with my parents currently and am unemployed so I have very little money to give, so they do not show warmth and kindness towards me for that. Yet they would probably be shocked and appalled if I were to speak of the wonderful information I have recently come across.
I really think that I need a week or two away from my church to digest all the material on your website and I may have some questions regarding things that are not related to salvation. There may be some remaining erroneous beliefs that I will have to discard.
Could I ask you questions after I finish what is currently on your website?
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. 😊
One of your comments went into my spam folder and I am just now seeing it. Feel free to ask whatever questions you may have. I certainly do not have all the answers but I’ll offer whatever understanding I might have. I empathize with the people that are still brainwashed by Christianity’s heresies. I know that I can come across harsh and fiery at times but that is only meant to make people uncomfortable. I want people to know the hell is a disgusting doctrine and by implication that means all people that believe in hell believe in something that I view to be disgusting. That can be offensive to some and that’s fine by me. I want to be offensive in that regard because hell is repulsively offensive but I digress. I have come to the ultimate conclusion that no one will ever see or hear the truth unless God opens them up to receive it. God gives me ideas about what to write about. He puts these things on my heart. There is no way that I would do this for myself but God made these topics matter to me. I want to write a paper about Defending the Apokastasis – How to Reconcile Universal Salvation against the Fundamental Views of Orthodox Christianity. True Christians need to know how to properly refute Christianity’s favorite proof texts such as Matthew 25:41;46 for an example.
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If hell doesn’t exist why is it in the bible? Is the holy bible the truth of God’s word?
If hell doesn’t exist why is it in the bible?
Hell is in the bible because men have translated this word in the bible. If you study Christianity in the days of Roman Catholic rule, you will learn that much corruption entered the bible under their control. Consider this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma_Johanneum. There is NO Hebrew or Greek equivalent to an eternal place of literal physical torment as described in the English hell. The original languages of the bible were written in Hebrew, some Aramaic, and Greek. In order for us to be able to read any scriptures, the scriptures have to be translated into a language that we can read. The King James Bible was translated by hundreds of Christian bible scholars, theologians, and pastors who all already had their own set of beliefs so it is not a far stretch to suggest that some of their bias was translated into their bible translation. In the year 382, St. Jerome translated the original scriptures into Latin and this bible was called the Latin Vulgate. The Roman Catholic church and the Latin Vulgate was the dominant church and bible which reigned for nearly 1,000 years. This is what led to the Reformation movement when the early Christian pioneers sought to flee the religious persecution that Christians received if they went against the Roman Catholic church. Roman Catholic PRIESTS had people burned at the stake for even possessing a non-Latin bible. If a person stood up against the Roman Catholic church, they faced being burned at the stake in public display. Hell is not a properly translated word and I have written and entire series exposing this false doctrine and I welcome you to read it. https://therealgospelofchrist.com/the-false-doctrine-of-hell-exposed/
Is the holy bible the truth of God’s word?
Bibles are not the word of God. They are “translations” of the word of God. This does not mean that one cannot learn about God’s truth but one must be spiritual discerned and willing to search out these translation errors so that the full counsel of God as it has been revealed to us, can truly shine. I personally study many bible translations but I also study the Hebrew and Greek to cross reference words to help my understanding. We are admonished to “STUDY to show ourselves approved” and to “rightly DIVIDE the word of truth”. Why would God inspire the author of 2 Timothy to say these words if it wasn’t meant for us to actually have to do it? God’s word is a treasure and as with any treasure hunter, much work, studying, researching, and praying is necessary for such treasure to be revealed. Now here is a secret that I will share with you. As God reveals truth to you, the key to understanding God’s truth is too believe it. If you reject God’s truth, then God will not open your mind and heart to receive it. I’m sure you will have more questions as I know that what you believe is likely years of indoctrination of lies on top of lies. Do not fret because I was in the same place but receiving God’s truth was not a struggle for me because I despised the doctrine of hell years before God revealed to me that it is a damnable heresy. I hope and pray that you will diligently search these things out and come to your own conclusions but I am willing to assist you if that is what you desire. All the best…
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Thanks for explaining this to me. It looks like I’ll have to catch up on some reading, and your series on exposing the false doctrines of hell. I do have a lot of questions, but when the time is right and I’m spiritually ready God will reveal His truth to me. Why is there a need for salvation if everyone is going to heaven? Will people who devote their lives to serving Satan go to heaven? I study the NIV and the amplified version bibles. I like to listen to Joyce Meyer but a lot of Christians think she’s a false teacher and is actually leading people to hell. What about the Anti Christ and the mark of the beast, or the new world order, are those lies too? It’s confusing, and the devil is the author of confusion. It’s nice to believe that no one will go to hell, but I’m still not sure if your teachings are universalism or false teachings, but I’ll have to figure that out for myself with God’s help.
Unfortunately, many of the doctrines of Christianity are false and while some are of little consequence, there are others that are just downright heresy. Everyone is NOT going to heaven and heaven as it is taught in the Christian church is not scriptural at all. Jesus Christ tells us in Luke 17:21 that the kingdom of God is WITHIN YOU!!! We are also told in 1 John 4:12 that NO man has seen God at anytime so it would be a contradiction for anyone to believe that believers go to “heaven” or the abode of God after death to be with God forever. When people die, they go to the grave where they will await one of TWO resurrections. Let’s take a look at what Jesus tell us in John 5:28-29;
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which ALL [that’s everyone that has died] that are in the graves [not heaven or hell] shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE; and they that have done evil, unto THE RESURRECTION OF JUDGMENT.
I think we can both agree that a person has to be dead before they can be resurrected right? Well if believers are already experiencing eternal life in heaven with God, what would be the purpose of being resurrected to life? If non-believers are alive experiencing the eternal judgment of hell after death, what would be the purpose of a resurrection to judgment?
The problem with understanding this truth is the King James translator’s improper use of the words eternal, everlasting, and forever. They surmised that since the reward for the believer is eternal, then the punishment for the wicked must also be eternal. This is where they erred and many Christians today make this same mistake. The reward for believers is NOT eternal life; it is age-abiding life. I explain the truth about eternal and everlasting in part 4 of my series on the false doctrine of hell.
There is a need for salvation because of sin. The wages of sin is DEATH, not an eternal LIFE in hell. God is the Master Potter and He makes vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor. As the clay, we do not get to question God about who He chooses to have mercy on and who He chooses to harden. Those who serve Satan in this life as well as those who commit all kinds of evil will be judged in the resurrection of judgment which is not eternal but also age-abiding. God judges the world in righteousness and everyone will be judged according to their works. Let me show you what will happen when God’s judgments are in the earth;
Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for WHEN THY JUDGMENTS ARE IN THE EARTH, THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD WILL LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Why is this verse never taught in the Christian church? Because Christians do not believe it but we clearly see that God judges for the purposes of teaching righteousness and not evil sadistic torture.
There is nothing wrong with the NIV or the Amplified Bible as long as you come to strong conclusions about your foundational beliefs. Once you get to this level of spiritual maturity, it doesn’t really matter what translation you read. I do not watch Joyce Meyer and I can assure you that she isn’t leading anyone to some pagan hell but she is a part of the deceived organized institution of man’s religion. My mom listens to Joyce Meyer a lot and I think she really likes her. I’m sure she is very inspirational to many women but her “doctrines” about God’s word are simply based on all of the same lies of Christianity.
If I explained to you the truth about the antichrist, the mark of the beast, and the new world order, it would no doubt only confuse you further because you already have beliefs about these things. I think that it would be wise for you to take some time to read through my material and ask questions based on the work I have spent much time on as to reduce the amount of confusion. It takes time and healing to embrace such profound revelations.
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It is not in the Bible. You are reading an English translation of the Hebrew word Sheol or the Greek word Hades that both are correctly translated as “the realm of the dead.” Nothing in the Bible talks about what occurs in the realm of the dead. Jesus never says that those who are “condemned” (John 5:29) are condemned to eternal torture. He says “all must repent or perish” he doesn’t say “all who don’t repent will be condemned to an eternity of torment. The choice is between accepting him (Eternal life) and rejecting him (your soul dies for good with no possibility of resurrection) There is also the school of thought that makes a very good case using a holistic view of the Bible, OT and NT that Judgement Day is not a 24 hour day. There will be a resurrection of ALL who have died and over a period of time during which Christ will restore all things and destroy evil forever all will come to know Christ.At the end of this period, everyone will have full knowledge of what they face : eternal life or eternal death. No second resurrection. There will be some who simply prefer to die rather than live the eternal life offered to all. If there is no partying with recreational drugs, alcohol, and promiscuous sex, no material things that people enjoy, there are some who will honestly prefer to die. They won’t want to live in either the new heaven or the new earth and they won’t want eternal life with God. I find that hard to believe, but I don’t enjoy the things I have mentioned above. I don’t think the % if people who chose death rather than eternal life in this hypothetical scenario/salvation theology would be great. Most people who live long enough come to a realization that they are tired of life on earth, bored or disillusioned with what it offers, and look forward to the next life with God.
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Hi , I would like to study some of your beliefs on anti christ and the mark of the beast and new world order. could you please send me some info .Thankyou
Hello Mike and thanks for your comment. I have not written much information on those topics but I would be happy to share my beliefs with you. Before I do, can you tell me what your understanding is concerning the antichrist, mark of the beast, and the new world order?
This would be an interesting series. I have read scriptures pertaining to this, but I have not read enough of God’s Word to be able to connect then, so I’m just waiting for the truth to be revealed the more I read.
I was waiting to hear back from Mike about his beliefs on the topic but he hasn’t responded yet. I actually started writing a paper on this exact topic but I lost the flash drive that I had it saved on. Most of what is understood about this topic is all lies.
Sulaiman Randolph, great study and as you stated the first Bible’s did state that there were errors in the preface. I want to pick you brain about the Jews of Israel today. There is a thought that the true Hebrews are not in the land that is occupied by Jews there today. I would like to know your thoughts on this if possible. I figure you are a busy man so whenever you can.
Thanks for your comment but I’m not sure I understand what you are asking? Who are you referring to as the “true Hebrews” and what do you believe is significant about their land?
The Real Gospel of Christ…..You sound like a Jehovah’s Witnesses.What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe? God’s name is Jehovah.
Only Jehovah existed from “everlasting to everlasting.
Jesus is not one with God.
The Holy Spirit it not part of a triune God, He is simply the “force” of God.
God was once alone in the universe.
Satan originated the doctrine of the trinity.
Nor do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in Hell. Unfortunately for them, this lack of belief does not erase Hell”s existence. They believe that after death, unless they are found to be worthy of eternal life, they will simply remain in the grave, inactive, unconscious and entirely dead.
No, I’m not a Jehovah’s witness. I don’t believe in hell because I’ve studied the doctrine extensively and I know it is heresy. Read my paper on the false doctrine of hell exposed…
I am 21 years of age, I am Nigerian and I live in the middle east, all you have said God revealed to me 3 years ago and drowned me in in-depth study while he gave meaning to all the unexplainable revelations i’ve had through his word. I would like to speak to you personally if possible to share experiences and gain more knowledge. Pls contact me if you have the time.
If you have any other questions or comments, please make them here in this comment section.
In your study of the Lake of Fire, you talked about the first fruits of Christ reigning in the earth for a thousand years before the total salvation of mankind. Maybe you chose not to elaborate on the 1000 years but as we all know the book of Revelation is a book of truth told through symbols, so everything written in type speaks of something greater or deeper. It is my understanding the thousand year reign doesn’t necessarily speak of an actual time frame but a period in time that could be a literal thousand years, over a thousand years or less than a thousand years. 2 Peter 3:8 – New International Version
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is “like” a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
I believe the 1000 year reign in revelation speaks of the ‘day’ of the Lord which is the revelation of Jesus Christ to all the earth, not necessarily a literal 1000 years but a period in time at which Christ would be revealed to the world in and through his saints.
The purpose of that study was to explain the lake of fire in contrast to what the carnal church teaches. I agree that there is more significance to the “1,000” year period but that wasn’t the focus of that particular study…
So may I know, in your beliefs, what the purpose of life is?
Does this mean that I can “choose” to continue living my life in sin or at least try my best to fight it whenever possible, e.g. In selfishness, hedonism etc (because it is in my nature) and eventually only reap negative consequences here on earth in this lifetime?
(If I got it correctly, all creation will be saved)
What is the purpose of God giving man a choice (as in the garden of Eden)?
Thanks so much.
The purpose of life is to live and people choose how to live based on how the world marks on them. If I understand your question correctly, it seems as if you are asking, if all will be saved, does this mean that you can “choose” to continue living a life of sin… To be honest I actually get that question a lot because religion has distorted the minds of many. Most people have no problem believing in and worshiping a god that they are convinced is going to torture BILLIONS of human beings in real fire for ALL ETERNITY!!!! However, the same people struggle with accepting a God that will save all of HIS CREATION including the good and evil. What people “choose” to do is based on influence. If your carnality pulls on you to the point that you can’t resist, you will fall. All humans struggle with this because it is a part of being subjected to vanity. Having the ability to chose has more to do with the fact that humans were created to have knowledge of good and evil. Without the opposites, how would you even know what to choose? What is good without evil or how can someone choose good over evil if evil didn’t exist? Believe or not, Adam and Eve did God’s will in the garden of Eden. Most Christians do not believe that or understand it because they believe that humans have a will independent of God’s power or any other influence. Humans do not have “free will” as it is commonly believed in Christianity. Humans have “wills” but our wills are dependent on many causal forces. Sure Adam and Eve made a choice but why did they make a choice? Because God made it that way… God created the garden that was good for food, pleasant to look, and able to make one wise. Those are all causal influences and the biggest one of all is the fact that humans were created with a sinful nature. Think about this way… do you have children? Let’s assume you do so do your children do there own will or yours? What do you do when they go against your will? Do you torture them or teach them? Children make choices but when their choices violate their parents will they get punishment which is similar to judgment. So, what is the purpose of judgment? Contrary to popular belief, judgment is a good thing and it is through judgment that people begin to make changes. So with that said and going back to your original question, the purpose of life is to LEARN!!! Learn to do what? Learn to do the right thing…
Isaiah 26:9 With my soul I have desired You in the night, yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; for when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
When do the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness? When God’s judgments are in the earth…
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I want to commend you on a wonderful site. You have served the SPIRIT of Truth well. I too have been granted the fruits of the Spirit to question and remove from my being, most everything that I have been taught in Church. Only now do I fully understand the words of Jesus, who said in part: “Many shall seek, but few shall find.” Who are seeking? Would be Christians of course. Who have not found? The very same. Heathens are not seeking; however they have been given very little and Jesus says of such: “Those that have been given little, the “punishment” (correction) will be light. Of course, so very few have any idea what Jesus said: “But those that have been given much, much more” the correction will be much much greater. Jesus’s words, not mine.
But let us return to the Fruits of the Spirit, and Jesus saying his follows must “worship in Spirit and Truth.” Yet another simple statement, so glossed over that white has become black. “Worshiping in Spirit” simply means emitting the Fruits of the Spirit in EVERYTHING we do, say or feel (think.) Which one of us is perfect at: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Gal 5:22,23
As much as I would like to say “I,” I know it would be a lie. However, I “know” when I am, just a “KNOW” when I am not. When I am at peace, the ego, quelled and any thought of “me” being better than any other, banished. I can almost touch TRUTH. Though like a bad dream, the closer I reach it, the more distant it becomes. Why? Simple really. Truth has nothing to do with what I do. Truth is not the prize, that may be gasped. TRUTH is a STATE. A state of being, at state of Heart and the State of mind. Truth is Spirit and we know it’s Fruits.
So a simple question: Who hear reading this will rejoice when a “loved” one is heard SCREAMING in abject TERROR, BEGGING for forgiveness being BURNED ALIVE. Honestly such people are those that Jesus spoke about. What would Jesus do? What would any who TRULY is worshiping in Spirit do? What would a child say? They would dismiss such a foolish belief as being pure evil for there is NO SIGN OF SPIRITUAL TRUTH or any of its FRUITS.
To the Author, I have studied this and more for years. This topic is HUGE and it saddens me that so few can see Satan’s lie for what it is.
May God’s peace be with you always,
Thanks Darren for your kind words and support!
This is a confirmation of the understanding the Lord has been giving me over a long time now regarding how man with their puny man has turned a loving Father into a sadistic fiend even more wicked than the most wicked of men. But indeed His WRATH IS but FOR A MOMENT and HIS MERCY LASTS FOR EVER. This is the God that we serve and this understanding has kindled the love fire in me for Him more and more. Thank you very much for this, it’s a message of deliverance for many souls that are under the torment of the so called ‘eternal hell’ and they are serving God out of fear of going to hell and not out of love.
You are very welcome and thanks for commenting!
The gospel is the truth. Anyone that fails to obey the gospel the wrath of God abides on that person. Everyone should believe and obey the gospel of Jesus Christ.
And what exactly is the wrath of God? Eternal torture in some godless pagan hell? I don’t think so… The wrath of God has been abiding over mankind every since man’s creation and God’s wrath for man’s disobedience has always been DEATH not “eternal life” being tortured in fire. Jesus Christ has not only died for the world, He has atoned for all of the world’s sins as to redeem mankind from the power of death. That is only a part of God’s redemptive plan but there is certainly more work for God to do. Now, it is certainly a fact that believing and obeying the gospel of Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation but how does one choose to believe and obey the gospel? Free will? Wrong again… Where does faith in God come from? Man? No, faith is a gift from God and it is God that causes a person to believe. It is also God that hardens people’s hearts, sends strong delusion, and allows a devil to deceive the whole world. The only thing that can rectify the power of sin, death, and the wiles of the devil is JUDGMENT… But, judgment is a good thing because judgment causes change and it also produces correction. I know that you think God’s judgement includes throwing billions of grandparents, parents, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, children and grandchildren into some literal lake of fire to be barbecued for all eternity, but God is not a monster. Is there a scripture in the bible that tells us what will happen to people when God institutes His judgment on the world? As a matter of fact, it is and I doubt you’ve ever read it…
Isaiah 26:9 With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; For when Your “judgments” are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Did you read that? THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD WILL LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! How do you justify your pagan hell in that scripture?
Dear Sulaiman, If someone was caught roasting their ALIVE pet dog, on a rotisserie in their back yard, can you imagine how that would be all over the news, and what an incredibly cruel and sadistic person they would be labeled ? And that’s only for a dog! But yet I am told I HAVE to believe God does much worse, burning a human being whilst keeping them fully alive, and for all eternity, and in the presence of God and the Holy Angels. The traditional Hell doctrine is slandering The Holy and Perfect Living God in a most unfair way – and is obscene in the extreem! All of us probably have burnt ourselves at some time or another and it is excuciatingly painful, but I’m told that God burns someones whole body for ever? If true – how come the rich man only asked for a DROP of water to put on the tip of his tongue and not for a torrent of water to be poured on him? The Traditions of man make the Word of God of no effect!
Best regards, Sam
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I doubt that most Christians ever actually ponder the absurdity and insanity of the hell doctrine. I have thought about it for hours even to the point of having nightmares about it. Fearing death thinking that I would go to such a place only because I couldn’t live up to the religious standards of men is no way to live.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is spelled out in 1 Corinthians 15 King James Version (KJV)
15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the GOSPEL which I preached unto you, which also YE HAVE RECEIVED, and WHERIN YOU STAND;
2 By which also YE ARE SAVED, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
BELIEVING/ RECEIVING, CONFESSING that GOD THE SON (THE WORD) in the form of the human JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA MESSIAH) DIED FOR OUR SINS. This ALONE is what saves us, this ALONE is the GOSPEL. The GOSPEL is the good news! Believing the above says nothing about having to add the doctrine of an eternal hell, with the Gospel, in order to be saved! ADDING ANYTHING AT ALL – TO JESUS ALONE SHEDDING HIS BLOOD FOR US – IS ANOTHER GOSPEL!
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Thanks so much for your articles! You have given me much to ponder. Can you explain Rev. 22:14-15 to me where it appears that after God has made His abode on earth there are still those outside the walls that have done evil? Is it your understanding that they are being cleansed in the lake of fire still at this point? Thanks so much!
You are very welcome and thanks for commenting! There is no explanation needed for Revelation 22:14-15 but what is interesting is what we read in verse 17;
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
Is this not an invitation? All of the dogs, sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters, and liars who are outside are being invited into the kingdom for verse 15 comes before verse 17. What you must understand is that God doesn’t make His abode with believers on a literal earth in a literal kingdom. The abode of God is YOU! God dwells in You! You are the temple of God for which He dwells and the kingdom of God is God being ALL in ALL. In order for God to be ALL in ALL, he must subject all of humanity to His purifying judgment but this occurs in phases via the first and second resurrections. When the kingdom of God is fully manifested in you, there will still be people who have to be subjected to judgment to change that is – the dogs, sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters, and liars. They are “outside” of the kingdom of God because God doesn’t fully dwell in them at this point but He will eventually lead everyone through corrective judgment that results in God being ALL in ALL!
is the wonderful information you have on your website available as a physical book?
Did God create the adversary as an adversary or did he rebel? I know it’s kind of a ‘doctrine’ about this.. But, this was one of the things I prayerfully pondered and studied His Word about.. And it seems logical to me that when God endowed thinking ability to angel (and later man) a whole new world (or tree) of possibilities ‘came about’.. for with thinking ability comes the ability to make choices. (Not ‘free’ will, and the choices are very limited thank goodness!)
But! I also figure God is both life (itself) and perfection. So what happens if one chooses anything in thought, word, or deed that differs with what He chooses? They become imperfect, the opposite of Life/God/Perfection. (Therefor, the remedy was “built in from the foundation”/beginning.)
Why did God wait so (very) long and only create the universe and man and woman only after the first bound-to-occur rebel thought not only occurred, but had matured into full sedition? (Didn’t He know what would happen? Lol, of course He did!) – Surely so all would take this unavoidable journey/lesson of learning good from evil (life from death) all together at once.. Instead of one wandering, thus becoming imperfect, now.. another later.. and another later.. and later.. etc, taking virtually ‘for ever’.
What was His other option? No rational creatures.. ever?
Here’s a thing to ponder, since God is life, itself, He lives through, suffers, and experiences all sufferings which ever occur! Why put Himself through all that? I have to think because it’s not robots He is creating..
And consider this.. The second resurrection which follows the millennium, is the “resurrection to judgment”. I believe the long 2nd advent of Jesus is prophesied/foreshadowed by the fall holy days of Leviticus 23 (just as the spring ones prophesied/foreshadowed His first advent (so perfectly). Notice the spacing of the days – Trumpets (of Rev & His return) – 10 days/1000yrs? later – Day Of Atonement (DOA for the DOA?) – 5 days/500yrs? later – Tabernacles, when God will now Tabernacle with mankind upon Earth made new… ‘Day’ of Judgment prefigured by DOA and lasting abt 500 years? Now after all that? who’s not going to “believe”?
If Satan rebelled, what did he rebel from?
From God as ruler..
What scriptures are you using to form that conclusion?
What human being is there that was – “perfect in his ways until iniquity was found in him”? Ezekiel 28:15
Paul said sacrificing to idols was sacrificing to demons/greek, heathen deities..What does the scripture mean when it talks about principalities, powers, god of the air(waves?lol) and god of this world. As we know, all verses on a topic pertain.
The Hebrew word translated as “perfect” is tamiym and it is defined to simply mean, without blemish. This is the same word used to describe the animals used as sin offerings. The word is not meant to portray perfection in the since of being completely sinless. Remember that in the Old Testament days, one could keep the law and be considered to be without fault but keeping the law doesn’t expose the sins of the heart. Under the law, it was a sin for a man to commit adultery with another woman. He could lust after another woman all day long but as long as he didn’t act on it he was “just” in the eyes of the written law. When Jesus came along, he gave us a new law in that it was a sin to even look on another woman to lust after her. So the word “perfect” in the context of Ezekiel 28:15 doesn’t mean completely and totally free from sin.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
This scripture is referring the spiritual battle that each individual believer goes through in their life. We do not punch or shoot our spiritual enemies for there is nothing that a fist or bullet can do to stop lust, greed, envy, hate, jealousy, and all of the evils that we struggle with being carnal creatures. There are forces at work that attempt to influence our everyday actions and they are INVISIBLE FORCES or things that we cannot see with our physical eyes…
HAPPY ÑEW YEAR 2019 TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! GOD BLESS YOU!
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Do you participate in holidays and birthdays?
I do not want to leave my last question as it is because it is not meant to be a gotcha question. I recently came across your site and see that you are closely in line with the body of Christ believers that I fellowship with. We understand that all religion is what scripture calls Babylon. Having said that, all holidays that originate from these Babylonian doctrines are pagan. Christmas, easter, thanksgiving, holloween, and birthday celebration of the flesh. I would like you to consider that the 1000 years of the reign of The Christ, the Body of Christ with Christ as the Head, is for the purpose of the Body to learn how to reign in the lake of fire where they will be the fire that refines those who are being refined, all of humanity.
Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
The elect , who have the fire of God’s word in their spiritual mouth, will be the fire that makes up the lake of fire to purify the rest of mankind, as you stated they will be the Saviours of Obadiah;
Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.
For more info on this subject you can read about it at iswasandwillbe.com , we are from all over the world, we are few in number. I am from the state of Kentucky in United states.
hope to hear from you.
The answer to your question is yes… I do celebrate most American holidays and birthdays for sure but I don’t consider participating in these customs to be significant at all. There are far more serious and concerning issues for believers to be made aware of as opposed to painting eggs or collecting candy in a costume. Are you suggesting that a person that celebrates birthdays cannot be a member of the body of Christ?
Thank you for answering my question. I cannot say who is an Elect or not in their infant stage, but I do believe that a mature Elect has separated from all Babylonian “holy-days and celebrations of the flesh’s birthday. It seemed hypocritical for me to separate from Babylonian doctrines about our LORD and then to continue to partake of their made up pagan holidays and fleshly worships of the flesh in birthday celebrations. If the flesh is made to die and to house the new man, why would I celebrate it’s birth, it’s death maybe, but not it’s life. Worshipping the flesh of Christ’s literal birthday is not a scriptural doctrine. we are told that ,although we knew him in the flesh , we no longer do, because He is spirit and those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth, NOT FLESH.
2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
These babylonian days ,months, times and years are meant to draw the blind away and open the eyes of the Elect. If they were not, then why does the world as a whole celebrate them. I realize that the scripture I am about to quote is about Jewish traditions, but in the spirit of the new man are not these Babylonian holidays the same thing?
Gal 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
Gal 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Gal 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Gal 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
God has obviously granted you eyes to see things that only the elect can see. I believe that your posts are mostly right on as far as I can see, I have not spent a whole lot of time on them because of my own work schedule and preparing studies for the Body of Christ. So, the reason I mentioned holidays is because that is a greater god to the Babylonians than the trinity. Stop worshipping Christmas, easter , holloween, anniversaries, and birthdays and I will guarantee you , you will be hated of all men. How can I say that I am an Elect,Chosen to be in Christ before the foundation of the world and then still put up lights for Christmas like the world, paint eggs like the world and dress my children like pretend characters to go knocking of strangers doors to get something sweet to the mouth but bitter to the belly? Where’s the separation?
2Ti 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2Ti 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2Ti 2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
I was brought to your sight when I was preparing one of my own studies for the body and was floored to see some of the things your wrote. I have not come across any other sights that are as close to the truth as your are, not that I look , because I don’t. I don’t believe in the babylonian’s doctrines on saving souls for Jesus. The literal Israelites never went out to save Philistines for God and they were a type and shadow of us. So, I am not writting you to try and save you or anything like that, I was excited that maybe The LORD had shown me another Brother in the wilderness. Because in His time and will He drags people to His Body, I don’t have to go out looking for them, just always be ready to give an answer for my hope. A few of our members are ex ray smith members, I saw you had mentioned him in a post and that peeked my curiosity. If you ever feel led please visit Iswasandwillbe.com and read about the holidays. And , no , I am not a Jehovah witness or ex-Jehovah witness. We teach our children, hopefully, not to lie and yet we tell them about a fat man who can see them all the time, about a rabbit who lays eggs, and about gools and goblins that scare them for years. How can we tell them not to lie and then lie to them FOR YEARS. It is a shame and a disgrace.
It was nice talking to you and I pray the LORD convicts your heart to die daily to the world and that your eyes are opened to this truth.
1Co 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
Dennis, I do think that you are over-spiritualizing this matter quite a bit for I do not give any of these so called pagan holidays nearly the power that you do. I do not consider Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, etc any kind of a “holy-day”. They are just 1 day out of 365 days in a year that people do a variety of unnecessary and cumbersome tasks. The flesh was never meant to house the new man but celebrating the birth of life even from a carnal perspective is not as sinful as you try to portray. My oldest daughter just had her 15th birthday and her birth 15 years ago was a miracle from God for me. She was my firstborn and it was one of the happiest days of my life and I see no issues with celebrating and honoring one of the most important days of my earthly life. God created man flesh and in the beginning He said all that He created was GOOD!
It is true that for spiritually minded people that we learn to put away matters of the flesh, but that doesn’t mean that we can pretend that we are not still fleshly humans that will still die a very real carnal death. We still have to eat food and nourish this carnal body or it will die. Should I abstain from eating food since the world partakes in that activity? Would that graduate me to become a member of the mature Elect? I do not “worship” Christmas or Christ’s literal birthday… Do I participate in the activities of Christmas during the Christmas season, yes I do, but that is not an indictment on my spiritual maturity. People spend hours each day tending to the flesh yet you are making a big deal over people celebrating one day out of the year.
We are told not to be righteous over much… (Ecclesiastes 7:16), but that is exactly what you are doing. You are making yourself “righteous” over these earthly holidays and using it to distinguish the mature from the infants in Christ. I am literally blown away that you are giving such power to things I consider utterly meaningless. Do you not know that weddings have pagan roots too? All the rice throwing, broom jumping, eating cake, etc… Should wedding ceremonies be done away with too? There is just too much to toil with from a day to day real world perspective for working people and families to place such value on something non-essential.
Holidays are not any kind of a god to me. They are simply days… I can think of another day that is about to come up on Sunday. It’s called the SuperBowl and I plan to watch it. Does that mean I worship the SuperBowl? There are a number of things we participate in, in this earthly world but the point of the matter is that they do not consume us. If I paint my face, spend thousands of dollars on a ticket, torture myself sitting out in freezing cold weather just like the world then you might have an argument. But I don’t… I might invite a few friends over and I watch the game on TV at my house not hurting or bothering anyone.
Do you really think me allowing my 5 year old daughter to dress up like Elsa from Frozen for an hour could be considered being ENTANGLING in civilian affairs? Maybe I should just abandon my family and go live in a hut somewhere secluded from the world. Would that make me ultra-spiritual? Don’t take me the wrong way… I get what you are saying, but I do believe your approach to the matter is wrong. How is celebrating an anniversary with my wife a crime? Who am I hurting? Thanksgiving is one of only a few days out of the whole year that extended family and friends get together to spend time together. Is that not a good thing even with the unnecessary allure? I care about seeing my mother and the turkey themed decorations are meaningless in comparison.
If my wife wants to put up a Christmas tree and Christmas lights for a few days out of the year so what… To be honest with you I actually hate Christmas more because of the wastefulness but I tolerate it for the sake of harmony with my wife. I am not going to create unnecessary dissension with my wife over something so trivial. Service to God should not be about controlling and manipulating the lives of other people. That’s exactly what the church has done for centuries manipulating people for profit. It appears that you are doing the same but for spiritual prowess not profit. I don’t have to stop participating in such activities to be separated from the world. That separation takes place in the mind. I still have to go to work like the world, go to the grocery store like the world, drive through traffic like the world, pay bills like the world, take care of children like the world, get tired like the world, get sick like the world, and one day my earthly will die like the world. Just because I am in the world doesn’t mean that of have to be of the world and I certainly don’t think like the world. It is really not that big of a deal to me but if it is your thing then more power to you brother.
Romans 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. LET EACH BE FULLY CONVINCED IN HIS OWN MIND.
Good day friend!
I understand your reasoning and your saying I am over spiritualizing the issue about holidays, birthdays, anniversaries , and I left out patriotism, beccause you are still drawn to these fleshly feasts. I understand that because I too struggled with it for years. Your suggestions about not eating because the world eats and such was silly and I believe you know that, things like what we are talking about are of to seriuos nature for you to so easily pass by them with child like answers. The scriptures below , whether you take them literally or spiritually mean what they say and say what they mean, come out from among them. If we are paticipating in the all the ways we did before we knew what we did , what does it mean to let your light shine?
2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Yes, God called all that He created good, amen. But does that mean I lay with the serpent because he also was part of that good that God called good? We know all things work together for good, but that does not give me the ok to be like the world , does it?
Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
What does seperating from them mean. Their end and their sin will be used for good, as all things are, but with that truth do I then continue to act like the world, even though I live in it? How would the world have kown Christ was different if He didn’t condemn them for the religious things they enslaved the people to do? I understand you wanting to have your cake and eat it too doctrine, because as the other worldly doctrines, they preach smooth things. Teach the doctrine of death to the flesh and you will be hated OF YOUR OWN HOUSEHOLD.
Mat 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his OWN HOUSEHOLD.
I will say that my family did not take to it well at first, but after time they searched the scriptures and me and my wife are in total agreement. As far as my children and other family members , who are all still in Babylonian doctrine, they too think it is not a big deal. Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity, which scripture says is self righteousness. Strongly fighting for the right to celebrate these things of the world IS self righteousness.
Eze 33:13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and COMMIT INIQUITY, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
Your denial of these truths are a denial of the righteousness that only comes from Christ. You may have some truth to your doctrine, but it is woven with Babylonian beliefs and for this you will still have to go through the lake of fire for your ultimate purification instead of partaking of the fire that purifies in this aion. I wouldn’t make such a bold statement had you responded in a meek teachable spirit, but the spirit that is ruling you has shown itself as defensive and unintreatable. You do not have to respond to this letter because it will be the last time I write you while you remain stiffnecked.
Tit 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Tit 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Tit 3:10 A man that is an heretick AFTER THE FIRST AND SECOND ADMONITION REJECT;
Tit 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
I am proud of my King Who rules all THE kings in me and my LORD Who rules over all my lords in me and is daily conquering my carnal mind. I have not attained, but The LORD presses me forward unto the high calling I have been called in Christ.
Php 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Php 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
I pray the LORD shows you where you are “otherwise minded” and reveals the truth to you.
Dennis, there is NOT one single teaching on this site that advocates for celebrating holidays. That is not a major concern that I have… I much more care about people knowing that hell is a lie and that God is the Savior of the world. I don’t care if someone wants to eat turkey on a certain day while spending time with their family or if a man wants to buy his wife flowers on Valentine’s day. You are the one making a big deal about all of this these things, things which I consider to be trivial. If that is your deal that’s fine but please stop acting like denouncing earthly holidays is at the top of the list of God’s ultimate agenda for humanity.
Romans 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. LET EACH BE FULLY CONVINCED IN HIS OWN MIND.
You are unbelievable…
Hi,i would like you to shed some insight on the antichrist and the mark of the beast because i believe the number is not literal but spiritual symbol.Am always confused on this topic and the whoe revelation book.
There is NO such thing as “the antichrist” or a one person that will rise up as Christ’s nemesis. The spirit of “antichrist” is anything that is ANTI (against, opposite) of Christ. What most do not even understand is that the ENTIRE Christian church as it exists today is “antichrist”. The Christian church doesn’t even believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Savior of the World that takes away the sins of the world). The top commission of Christ is to save the world. Christ had to die for the world first to atone for the world’s sins. Christ has already modeled for us what will happen to us in the same way in what Adam modeled for us. Adam was made flesh (carnal) incapable of pleasing God, sinful (lustful), and subject to death. That passed on to all humanity against humanity’s will. Nobody had to choose the consequences of Adam’s actions. Christ died for the sins of the world and God raised him from the dead a spiritual man. In the resurrection, we will all be made alive by the righteousness of Christ and while many will have to go through transformative judgment, the purpose of judgment is correction. Before we can really understand what the mark of the beast is, we have to know who or what the beast is. The beast is YOU! The carnal man of sin that lives in all of us. The number of the name of the beast is 666 which represents the number of man 6 (created on the 6th day). All throughout human history, man has always carried the beast with him and that is the beast that was (past -6), is (present – 6), and will be (future – 6) thus 666. The number only illustrates that the beast has been present in humanity since creation and he will remain present until he is destroyed in the lake of fire. The mark of the beast is a belief system and while most think that this mark is some silly number etched on people’s forehead or some computer chip being inserted in our hands, I can assure that such fantasy is nothing but religious gobbledygook. Remember that belief is the beginning of salvation so it shouldn’t be too surprising that the “antichrist” brings his own false belief system that allows him to stand in the temple proclaiming to be “god”. Now this temple is of course not the thousands of Christian entertainment centers you will find almost on every street corner in the American south because God dwells in temples not made with hands. The temple of God is YOU and before God’s spirit can dwell in you permanently mankind has to go through a process before being born into spiritual sons and daughters. Unfortunately God has required us to suffer a little bit and go through death before that will happen. So what belief system exists in the world that makes a man think that he is god sitting at the throne of his heart believing he is responsible for saving himself? Salvation is God’s work but man has robbed God of His glory by taking away God’s sovereignty taking it for himself. The mark of the beast (the carnal man of sin that lives in all of us) is lawlessness and the only belief system that promotes complete lawlessness is belief in free will.
Thanks for your detailed explanation,here is the confusion,”……he will force rich.poor.slaves.free.young and old to have the mark,….no one will be able to buy or sell without the mark……those who refuse the mark wil be killed”.Now from the context above,how can it be explained.Following.
Don’t get to caught up with such passages in Revelation because I can promise you that if 100 people were asked to explain that scripture you’d have 100 different answers. The most important thing for you to know is that NONE is this is literal. This is all spiritual and figurative. The first beast that rises up out of the sea is the carnal man of sin. The second beast that rises out of the earth is the same carnal man of sin but this time he is wrapped in the falsehood of man’s corrupt religion. Everyone that God is calling out of the world and out of man’s corrupt church goes through this process of the beast being revealed so that we can overcome it. You cannot overcome what you do not know exists or what you are not aware of so it matters little if one is rich, poor, a slave, free, young, or old, the beast causes ALL to receive the mark of the beast which is the belief that man himself is “god”. This has nothing to do with literally buying or selling anything with literal money but to have both (buying and selling) in a literal sense results in a system of economic gain. You cannot exist in this system, the system of the world with it’s own religion without the mark of thinking you are “god”. That is the point… you cannot go about life in this world system that we live in today without some measure of thinking you control your life. Thinking that you own your life and living your life for your own selfish pursuits. There is nothing wrong with setting goals or living to purse a dream for most dreams come from good inspiration but man due to the control that the beast has, has executed and eliminated God from the equation. God is not necessary in our society because man has created this god-like image of himself not even realizing that man is worshiping himself. There is no one that can literally deny the beast but when God begins the process of one being separated from this Babylonian world system they are essentially killed or dead to it. The mark being administered in the hand and forehead is just a symbol for man’s allegiance and submission to the do the will of the beast. Hope this helps!
Also the mark will be administered on the fore head and right hand.kindly unlock the meaning
I have a question. I am Winnie, and I REALLY want to believe what you guys are writing about, but I am confused about something. You guys explain that the words everlasting, eternal, and forever don’t actually mean that because they were mistranslated. Then what about the verses that talk about God being eternal, such as Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God (Psalm 90:2) and I lift my hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever (Deuteronomy 32:40)?
PLEASE respond as soon as possible.
Hi Winnie, it is one of those nights where I simply cannot sleep so I guess that is a blessing for you! The first thing that you need to understand is that the word “eternal” is sort of a misnomer in that it implies neverending time but time itself is a construct created by God Himself. In the “beginning” God created… The beginning of what? When God created time, that was the beginning but with all beginnings also come and end. To associate the word “eternal” with God is improper for God is not bound by the confines of time. God certainly exists “forever” as we understand the word “forever” and what it means but it has nothing to do with time. God exists forever because God cannot die. God is immortal. When we look at Psalm 90:2 and read the phrase “everlasting to everlasting”, the idea of multiple everlastings is an impossible paradox. If everlasting really means everlasting, then there can only be one everlasting. If you read verse 1, we can clearly see that the context of the passage is referring to God’s preeminence in all generations. Mountains didn’t exist until God created then… The earth and world didn’t exist until God created them but there has always been one constant and that is that God is God from age to age generation to generation. Deuteronomy 32:40 is not an indictment on God’s immortality and it is certainly nothing God needs to boast about. It is an easy assumption to believe that God lives forever and He does but we have to be biblically consistent. The Hebrew word “owlam” translated as forever and everlasting in many bible translations cannot mean forever or everlasting in some bible verses and then age in a different verse. It either means everlasting or age and we test this by understanding its usage. The Hebrew word “owlam” is translated as everlasting in Leviticus when it refers to God’s covenant with Israel in regards to sacrificing of bulls and goats as a sin offering. We do not sacrifice bulls or goats anymore for the sacrifice of sins for Jesus Christ is the sacrifice for sins once and for all so that “owlam” covenant that God made with Israel was an “age-lasting” covenant because that covenant ended. Lastly, Deuteronomy 32:40 is not a completed statement as most bible translations add a comma. Verse 41 continues the statement…
As surely as I live forever, when I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.
God is obviously referring to His future judgment in which He will be alive and present during that time (age) WHEN He sharpens His flashing sword. He will not be sharpening His flashing sword forever nor will He be executing His judgment forever…
Hope this helps!
Thank you for answering so quickly and thoroughly? I have two more questions for you. So again, you guys argue that the words everlasting, eternal, and forever are mistranslated? Isn’t it just possible that word has two definitions, like many words have more than one definition? When I research the mistranslations, some argue that it in the Old Testament it means age but in the New Testament, it means eternal. So therefore, we can’t really tell whether it means everlasting or age. Admittedly, this argument doesn’t really make sense to me, but I have a great fear of hell. Also, why would God allow for mistranslations?
Can you think of a word that can be defined as both hot and cold? Or maybe a word that both means left and right? Words can certainly have multiple meanings but the meanings cannot contradict the word it is intended to define. So, the word “hot” is defined as having a high degree of heat or a high temperature so it would be contradictory to say that the word “hot” can also be defined as a low degree of heat or a low temperature. We understand what hot means because we understand the definition so hot could never be defined as low degree of heat or a low temperature. We can understand what any word means in the bible based on it’s usage and there are some words were this is more difficult because the usage is low but we can still have a pretty good idea of what the word meant to the early writers based on how it was used in the text. There is no need for you to fear hell for you can rest assured that no such place exists. I made this site for people just like you because I was that person living in spiritual tyranny fearing that I would go to hell for never being able to rid myself of completely of sin. God allows all kinds of evil to exist in the world. God allows the devil to deceive the whole world (Revelation 12:9). We live in a world in which we have been subjected to an experience of good and evil. True knowledge comes from experience so good and evil must exist in the world in order to have knowledge of it. If God wanted everyone to get it in this age He would’ve called for that to be so but He has chosen what He has chosen for His purposes.
Sorry, I have one more question. I’m still confused. How can God be described as forever if forever doesn’t mean forever? I thought forever was in terms of time and eternal was outside of it. Doesn’t that just mean that there are multiple meanings and one just needs to look at the context to determine whether forever really means forever? That’s what a lot of people say.
Forever means what it means but that doesn’t mean that we can insert words into the bible without practicing honest scholarship. There is no biblical word in the Hebrew or Greek that can be translated as forever for the usage of such words defines their own meaning. God does EXIST forever as we understand the modern definition of the word but forever is not a scriptural word. The scriptures only discuss God’s existence throughout the ages and never about His existence lasting forever. That doesn’t mean that God doesn’t exist “forever” its just that the writers didn’t use or have a word that meant never-ending time. There is no such thing as never-ending time. Time will eventually come to an end at the consummation of the ages.
Thank you so much for answering all of my questions so thoroughly! I feel much better after reading what you wrote. (But…I still have one thing I am confused about. 😦 ) In 1 Tim 6:16, it talks about God’s eternal dominion. If eternal was never a scriptural word, then doesn’t not make sense that God has an “age” dominion, not eternal? I found this argument on https://carm.org/look-word-aionion. I’m probably beating a dead horse here (but the doubt and fear that comes with the teachings of Hell are notoriously hard to shake off). Thank you so much!
Winnie, as long as you continue to read material that is contradictory to truths that you learn, you will always remain confused. Let me give you a bit a wisdom. If you learn a truth and you are confident and convinced that it is truth meaning that is biblically sound and consistent, HOLD ON TO THAT TRUTH! Never let it go… I have already explained that there is NO word in the original languages that could EVER be translated as the English word eternal or everlasting. In 1 Timothy 6:16, it does NOT talk about God’s ETERNAL dominion. The Greek word translated as “eternal” in this verse comes from the Greek ADJECTIVE “aionios” which is derived from it’s root noun “aion”. The Greek noun “aion” is properly translated as the English word “AGE”. Now let’s make sure that we understand basic grammar rules. An adjective describes a noun but an adjective cannot take on a different meaning from the noun it is derived from, so just as “hourly pertains to HOURS” and “yearly pertains to YEARS”, “aionios pertains to AGES”. So what does an age mean? An age is defined as a period of time with a beginning and an end so in understanding the actual definition of “age”, we can then understand the actual definition of “aionios” which is PERTAINING TO THE AGES (AGE-ABIDING). There are 2 different realms that are in view here… the physical earthly realm and then the heavenly spiritual realm. Time is limited to the physical earthly realm and not the heavenly spiritual realm. We do not need to use words that deal with time when we are talking about the heavenly spiritual realm. God exists in the heavenly spiritual realm where there is NO TIME! God’s existence is not dependent on time so His power, dominion, immortality, and anything else that has to do with God has nothing to do with an eternity. The word “eternity” is a terrible word to link to God for it places a very humanistic aspect on God. Why does God live “forever”? Because God is immortal and He cannot die! Why is God all-powerful? Because God is the Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Creator of the entire UNIVERSE! Does God need time to be immortal? Does God need time to be all-powerful? Time is a construct made for the physical earthly realm and not for the heavenly spiritual realms so God’s power (dominion) is “AGE-ABIDING” in the physical earthly realm because the physical earthly realm is TEMPORARY!
Listen, the ONLY reason why Christians spend so much time and effort trying to change the Greek word “aionios” to the English word eternal is so that they can control you and the minds of the religious with everlasting fear. As long as you are afraid, you will submit to the will of your tormentors. They also believe that God promises them “eternal life” but again, what is “eternal life” to a person who is made immortal? Before I read your comment, I was already familiar with the link you sent as I’ve read most of Matt Slick’s horrendous attempts at trying to justify the lies of Christianity. If you respect my advice in any way, I would recommend that you read nothing else on his site as it is loaded with lies on top of lies completely in line with the evil religious dogma of Christianity.
You are indeed very correct in your statement that the doubt and fear that comes with the teachings of Hell are notoriously hard to shake off, however, with enough study and effort, you can overcome the demon of hell. You are the reason why I made this site in the first place because I totally despise the teaching of hell. It is a blasphemously evil doctrine and it is rank heresy. I am the only person manning this blog and I spend many hours for no monetary gain sharing the wisdom that God has given me. I want people like you and I and many others to know and understand that God’s gospel is truly “good news” and we can believe in a God the is infinitely wise, loving, and willing to save all of “HIS” creation.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men (humanity) to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
You see! God DESIRES to save all of humanity… but will God get want He desires? Not according to the silly ideas of men (Matt Slick).
This is what Matt Slick says on his website (https://carm.org/1-tim-24-2-pet-39-and-universalism);
Really? This is what Christianity teaches and I will prove that he is wrong which should discredit anything else he teaches. If he can be so grossly in error over a teaching so simple, then how much more is he wrong about more complex teachings? This is what God proclaims through the words of the prophet Isaiah;
Isaiah 46:9-11 Remember what I accomplished in antiquity! Truly I am God, I have no peer; I am God, and there is none like me, who announces the end from the beginning and reveals beforehand what has not yet occurred, who says, ‘My plan will be realized, I WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT I DESIRE,’ who summons an eagle from the east, from a distant land, one who carries out my plan. Yes, I have decreed, yes, I will bring it to pass; I have formulated a plan, yes, I will carry it out.
God “desires” to save all of humanity and God will accomplish what He “desires”! The question is, do you believe Him?
Hello, I too would like to study the original scriptures. Would you be so kind as to point me in the right direction for starting this adventure?
The Blue Letter Bible website is a good resource but I’d recommend you keep your mind open to potential bias as Dr. Strong was a Christian himself and he was not free from the influence of Christian dogma.
Sulaiman, thanks for creating this site. God has indeed blessed you with wisdom and the desire to set the captives free. The doctrine of Hell is causing many persons to fear God and see him as a tyrant rather than a loving Father who desires nothing but the best for mankind.
Please continue to be patient as we are searching for truth and I pray that many would come across this site and study the word of God with understanding.
To God be the glory.
Thanks for the support!
Sorry for so many questions, but this is one that I’ve been meaning to ask? Isaiah 26-20.. I would like your perspective on it so maybe I can get better understanding..If you don’t mind? In all my life I have never found myself asking so many questions,& they’re questions I only ask you..I hope you don’t mind,& I don’t mean to be a bother.I get stumped every now and then.
Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past.
Cross reference to Luke 21:20-24;
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Isaiah 26:20 is a foreshadow or prophecy if you will of the destruction of Jerusalem by Roman forces that occurred in 70 AD.
Hope this helps…
Yes it did..Thankyou so much for taking the time to help me out..
Your position on hell makes sense.
I believe in election and know of many passages that support it.
My question is, if we do not have free will, and Jesus Christ never said an idle word, why does he tell people to stop sinning? If they cannot help it, wouldn’t this be a waste of words? Wouldn’t he say something along the lines of “you cannot stop sinning”. Why does he tell people they must believe (unless you believe, you will die in your sins), making it seem as though they can choose to believe?
Jesus knows that people cannot stop sinning by themselves when left to their own carnal devices but remember that it is God that “works” in us to will and to do of His good pleasure. Just because we don’t have free will doesn’t mean we don’t have a will at all. We most certainly have a will but our wills are naturally bent towards evil and that’s why it is difficult to resist the pulls of the flesh. Throughout the life of a believer, God will cause the believer to go through “judgments” and these will cause people to give up some of the sins they need to die to in order to grow spiritually. God doesn’t operate that much different (albeit on a much higher) than we do as parents. We tell our children what to do and what not to do all the time. We know what’s best because of our knowledge and experience just like God knows what’s best given His position but sometimes children have to go through storms to learn and to mature. It is not enough to just be told not to do something. Sometimes we need to touch the stove to see for ourselves that it is hot and that we don’t need to touch it. When we graduate from one phase to the next, we can apply what we’ve already learned or we can repeat the cycle. Maturing spiritually is difficult and it takes time just like it does physically. Jesus is not setting us up for failure He is just a wise parent. He knows that we struggle with sin and that’s why God gives us His spirt to guide us and to give us strength but God also uses evil to accomplish righteousness. There is virtue that exists without the overcoming of some form of evil. Being truthful is the overcoming of lying but how can a person overcome something they’ve never struggled with? Victory comes when we defeat that which is difficult and worthy of a challenge. That’s how we grow and learn righteousness. Remember that belief (faith) is a gift from God. Nobody can believe on their own accord. God causes us to believe, He draws us to Christ, He continually works in us, He gives us His spirt, so all is of God. We are His workmanship.
I was trying to explain to my friend that revelations is symbolic. He retorted with asking if the timelines given in revelation were literal, alluding to the fact that if they are, then perhaps other things, like the mark of the beast, are also literal. The timelines he was asking about are likely the 1000 year reign and the 42 months pertaining to the beast. What do you think?
In 1 Timothy 2:12 is he referring to women teaching men(Congregations)? Its always been my understanding that women weren’t suppose to be pastors, preachers and etc…?
Maybe you can give me a clearer understanding on why women aren’t suppose to be leaders(Authority figures)..
Sorry for some reason I didn’t post my reply. Paul gave that specific instruction for the early church in regards to spiritual authority. God, Jesus, man, woman or husband wife. Man was made first and the woman came out from the man but all come from woman in childbirth. We all have are callings with people in authority over us. I can’t tell you why Paul said that but I imagine Jewish custom may have been a motivating factor. It’s possible Paul knew that men and women vying for authority positions would only create more division in the church. We could speculate for hours but I certainly won’t argue with a woman that wants to preside over a church for that matter is between them and God. Woman are authority figures in other ways. They have authority over their children including sons that eventually become men. They hold numerous authority positions in business and government. Spiritually speaking if a person’s spiritual makeup is likened as a body, it can only have one head. Some women are better leaders than men. Societal norms have changed over the centuries so I wouldn’t venture to say that it’s wrong for a woman to pastor. Suppose a male pastor dies at a small church and his wife was the most suitable replacement? There are reasonable alternatives I would think. An interesting point to consider is that Paul also talked about women not wearing costly clothing in the church and being modest. I don’t think that’s practiced in any of Christianity’s churches that follow after the ways of Babylon.
The numerology in Revelation is all symbolic but until a person graps the very basic of spiritual truths they will never understand any of the spiritual language in the book of Revelation. I seriously doubt that the 1,000 years is literal and it likely represents the time necessary for God to establish His spiritual kingdom on earth. Smaller time frames refer to seasons but a season for you could be shorter or longer when compared to someone else it just depends on the person. An older piece of silver might have more dross to be burned off so that piece of silver would need to be exposed to the fire longer. Some people may have more sin or more things pertaining to the condition of their heart that could take more time to be purged. It could take a longer season for a person to deal with just one particular issue thus creating the circumstance for which multiple seasons could be required for a person to be ultimately perfected. The mark of the beast is certainly not a literal mark for many do not even know what it is. It’s certainly not 666 etched on people’s foreheads as Christian fantasy would have us believe.
Thank you so much for all the work you have shared with us!! Talk about a feast! this is so good to have.. i have never seen anyone cover so many various topics with in my opinion such clarity! Thank you again!! please keep your site online so i may return and learn.. Later this week i do have a question i would like to ask you. may i post it here later?? it concerns the validity of the whole Bible. I have started to become aware of some who align themselves with Preterism. There is much about Preterism which i enjoy.. Anyway i now have come across a few who leave Preterism and actually become atheist.. They now call into question the very validity of what we call the Bible. May i send you my concern later this week please??
Hi, could you explain John for me. Because it’s says that the word was with god and the NIV translation says the word became flesh. And the word was god. So how should you interpreted that?
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
In the beginning was the Word because God spoke. God said, “Let there be light,” and when God spoke, that was the spiritual manifestation of the Son – Jesus Christ because he is the Word of God. He came from God and is the spokesperson for God. He is the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15). God put His Word inside of a flesh suit in the form of a man (Jesus Christ) to dwell among men.
Could you explain Luke 14:25-35
what does jesus mean when he talks to the people about being a true disciple?
He tells us…
“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
You must be willing to sacrifice everything for Christ.
Sulaiman Randolph, Good morning!, just wanted to say again how much I appreciate your work on this page. Please don’t disappear on us. You have given us a great resource of information. I wish you had a link to some social account where we could also keep abreast of your work. i understand that is more work for you.. Thanks again and be safe!
Thanks for the support. I do have some projects lined up I’ve just been going through a really tough transition this past year.
My name is Alan Finch. In April of 1976, I submitted myself to the Lordship of JESUS CHRIST.
In May of 2014, I began writing an article in which I have continued to add to and update. My article is now 30 pages in length. Below is a small portion of the contents of my article. If anyone would like a copy of my article, just email me at: (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will email you a copy.
Philippians 2:10-11 “That at the name of JESUS every knee will bow, of those in heaven, and those on earth, and those under the earth: And that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
There is absolutely nowhere in this Passage of Scripture that states or even suggests that every knee will be FORCED to bow the knee to the name of JESUS. In ALL religions, bowing the knee is a voluntary form of worship.
As explained in the next several paragraphs, we will come to understand more clearly that Philippians 2:10-11 is revealing to us that bowing the knee and confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord is not going to be forced upon ALL, but that ALL will do so willingly. Throughout the Bible we find that the Scriptures clearly state that God only accepts a willing heart.
A word study of confess (ἐξομολογήσεται) in the Greek language (in light of the way that this same verb is used in other New Testament Scriptures) reveals that this verb in the context of this Passage of Scripture is rendered to thank. That meaning growing out of the sense of open, joyful acknowledgement.
The sense here is that of frank, open confession. An individual cannot praise and joyously proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord if they are being forced to do so, especially if that individual knows that eternal torment & eternal separation from God awaits them. It is just that simple.
The traditional teaching on Philippians 2:10-11 has been that the enemies of the Cross will be forced to bow their knee and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. This train of thought is in complete contradiction to the Word of God, because the Bible from Genesis to Revelation clearly teaches that the Lord only accepts praise and worship from a willing heart.
Forced praise and worship DOES NOT bring Glory to God.
Philippians 2:10-11 IS NOT proclaiming that ALL unbelievers are going to be forced to bow their knee and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
TO THE CONTRARY, God is proclaiming to us an astonishing & profound revelation, that because of the finished work of Christ on the Cross, that ALL will come to know Jesus Christ in such a way, that ALL will willingly (not be forced) acknowledge openly with praise and proclaim joyously that Jesus Christ is Lord. The true meaning of Philippians 2:10-11 has been greatly overlooked by the main-stream Christian Church today.
Isaiah 45:23 tells us that the Lord has taken an oath that every knee shall bow and that every tongue “shall swear allegiance” to Him. The Lord also states that His oath shall not fail. Not only does this verse tell us God’s eternal destination for ALL people, but the Lord strongly confirms what is stated in Philippians 2:10-11.
Take special notice that Isaiah 45:23 states that every tongue will swear allegiance to the Lord. If there are going to be people who will receive the judgment of eternal torment in a physical Lake of Fire, they certainly are not going to swear their allegiance to the Lord.
Isaiah 45:23 along with Philippians 2:10-11 strongly confirms that ALL will be RECONCILED to God. How can it be that today’s Christian Church has been so blind to the marvelous truth which is so clearly stated in these 2 Passages of Scripture in the Bible?
Hey, hope you are having a blessed day. I was wondering if you could explain to me what your interpretation of what does it mean to be overrighteous and overwise ? (Ecclesiastes 7:16)
Being over-righteous is trying to be too good and being over-wise is thinking you know everything.
Could you elaborate on being overly righteous? Cause I still don’t understand it fully. Wouldn’t Jesus be considered overly righteous since he spent his entire days healing people and teaching them? And aren’t we supposed to be like Him ? Im still a bit stuck there because I got overly wise but not being too good.
Jesus was “selfless” and He put the needs of others before Himself. I mean, He did die for the sins of the world and there is no greater demonstration of love than to lay down your life for someone else. Do you think the people he healed thought He was overly righteous? It was only by the power of God that Christ was able to do anything. Jesus has been given all authority in heaven and in earth so there is no need for Him to appear overly righteous to anyone. Yes we are supposed to be like Him but there is no scripture that says being like Christ (in complete totality) must be accomplished in one’s earthly life. Believers have the earnest of God’s spirit. Jesus is the full manifestation of God’s spirit. We should be striving to be like Him, we should be improving. I think you’ll be fine as long as you don’t think you are better than other people or that you just think you know so much.
Alright now I got. Thanks for explaining this to me and having patience for all my questions and Thank God for explaining this to me through you. Now I realize that if I wanted an example of an overly righteous and overly wise person then I should refer to the Pharisees and the current day corrupt priesthood. I’m still a spiritual baby so I know I don’t know everything and I know the good things I do are not done truly by me but by Christ who lives in me. I agree with what you said that we won’t become completely like Christ in this life. That happens at the Resurrection of Life for the Elect and at the Resurrection of Judgment for the world. Also, what you said about the Ernest of God’s Spirit supports this plus the fact it is written in Colossians 2:9: For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form”. So only Christ had the full portion of God’s Spirit. But I’m sorry for rambling, I just get so excited talking to a like minded believer since I don’t know any apart from my brother in person.
God Bless you and your Family, your Brother in Christ, Anjel.
No worries brother!
Hi hope all is well?
Can you help me out with Revelation 13:3?
I guess I’m asking your spiritual guidance on this one.
Hi Miranda, I appreciate your question and understand your desire for understanding. Revelation is a tough book to grasp simply because it is filled with so many symbols and figurative language. If I even attempted to explain Revelation 13:3 I would surely need to explain the chapter and almost the entire book. I don’t think that’s possible because we all learn over time. I recommend that you read an article by L. Ray Smith titled, “The Beast Within” at https://bible-truths.com/lake14.html. You should read the whole series but that article will answer your question. After you read it I would like to know your thoughts about it.
Hi everyone, I know that this comment section is not for this but I just needed a place to vent. My whole family is Catholic and since I live at my grandmas (I’m a jobless college student so I don’t have money to move out). I have to endure all the unscriptural stuff on my house. I don’t go to church or get asked to go to mass but when we they start talking about God at home I cringe. Mostly because they really emphasize the trinity and even though every bone on my spiritual body wants to say something, I’m too weak to do it. I think is because I’m fearful of confrontation and I just learned this Truths this summer so I don’t know what to do. I know we should expose those who contradict but I’m not knowledgeable enough to do so. I don’t know what to do. I just pray to The Lord and The Father that they’ll purge this spiritual cowardice from me one day in the near future. I believe I’ve been spiritually converted due to the fact that I’ve managed to overcome sins I have struggled most of my life and I can understand Scriptures I couldn’t before but I’m still a long way from Inheriting The Kingdom of The Heavens. I’m sorry for the sob story but this and Bible Truths are the only places where I can fellowship with like minded individuals. God Bless you all, your Brother in Christ, Anjel.
It is important to expose those who contradict but there is a time and place for everything. I would caution you about having religious debates with family members because people are stubborn and if there is one thing I know about people is that people love their beliefs and rightfully so. What we believe is at the very fabric of who we are as people. Even if you did have the strength to tell them what you believe it would’ve likely accomplished nothing except for maybe creating discord between you and your family. Being silent and patient is not spiritual cowardice and I would much rather be like that instead of being like someone who that thinks they know everything eager to let any and everyone know it at any given opportunity. I think you would be wise in being patient with your family and just know that God will handle it in His timing. The trinity doctrine is a very difficult doctrine for Christians to give up especially Catholic Christians. I’ve had a few debates with Catholics regarding the trinity and none of them went well such as to say that they didn’t endorse my view even though I presented dozens of scriptures that contradicted what they believed. It’s honestly not worth the headache. It took me debating a lot of people for me to realize how worthless it is. It has been a far more fruitful venture for me to posting content then have dialogue with people who are interested in the topic.
You have more pictures than word. How can anyone listen to you when you don’t have any scripture to back up what you say? The part where you said that the bible says no soul shall live on etc. Is complete nonsense and isn’t in the bible. I’m positive it’s your false doctrine, to make yourself feel better about your life you live. As if your going to heaven and everyone else, while you live like the sinners. How about some scripture to back up what you say. Yeah there’s false doctrine in there, because there’s two different gods in it. If you did actually read the bible that you claim to be a scholar on, then you’d know that he told Moses about the deeds of the evil scribes. So were well aware of falseness. But you miss the actual false doctrines over your fantasy of all people being accepted. You’re wrong, people including christians who doesn’t read the words that Christ died for are cursed. Everyone sides with Paul and doesn’t bother reading Christs words. The wheat and tares is about the last day. The tares will be cast into outer darkness. The wicked husbandmen, are the jews who knew who he was and murdered him and took over the whole world. His murder won’t save you either, that blood thing comes from the pagan jew and there pagan deity, yahweh. There’s the false doctrine of the 7 year tribulation. We’ve been in tribulation since his enemy created the evil ones on the 8th day, which is also what the wheat n tares are about. What you fail to get is Christ is the creator of the good seed and his enemy is satan,, which is where the bad seed comes from, the evil ones that war with us. Paul setting up church buildings after Christ tore it down, Them setting up a preacher over them isn’t from Christ either, because he created everyone equal and said to put no man over you. Why, because we don’t need a preacher we have the holy spirit of truth to guide us in all truth. Our purpose is to find the truth that the beast cast to the ground and stomped on. it’s hidden by lies. It’s why Christ said to meditate, and when you desire the truth, then pray for the spirit of truth, and when you want to know the truth of something, you seek it in research and thinking upon it and the answer comes to you in your own mind. this is how the spirit talks to you, not in a voice but in revelations in your own mind. Once you expose a lie, it doesn’t exist anymore. This is how we expel the darkness of lies here. by finding the truth. And the christians didn’t hijack anything, the jew did, they killed the lord and set up judaism disguised as christianity. Arianism was in europe before judaism christianity was. But Christ words are true, and if you want to help them, tell them to get of the building and read the word themselves, they’ll never find the Father in a building but only in spirit and truth.
Wow just wow! You said a lot of nothing but in your painful tirade the only thing you managed to accomplish is making yourself look like a fool. You really had the audacity to criticize me for not backing up what I say with scripture (which is grossly false), then you send your rant without a single scripture to back up anything you say? Hypocrite much? There is nothing on this site that isn’t backed by scripture but I am not going to waste my time responding to your stupid comments as it would take me hours to dissect all of your garbage.
If you want to have responsible dialogue, then formulate a pointed comment without jumping all over the place trying to cover everything I’ve written in one comment. If not, then there is nothing else for us to talk about. Have a nice day!
Found your page today studying Lake of Fire as a metaphor. Thank you for your research.
Thanks for the comment David.
Hi David, thank you for your uplifting comment. If you would like a copy of my 32 page document in it’s original Word Document Format, email me at: (email@example.com) and I will email you a copy.
what do you think about free will
Free will is an illusion. We have a will but it isn’t free from causality. There are mechanisms and forces that cause us to do what we do. We certainly can choose what we prefer but how does anyone know what they prefer? Can you choose to not like what you like? The issue with free will is that it takes away the responsibility of salvation from God and places it on man. Man essentially much choose God but that’s not possible. Man cannot choose God. Men oftentimes choose Christianity thinking that Christianity is God’s religion when it isn’t.
the response you gave me is powerful, I would love to be mentored by you. i want to get this religion out of me.. I think God is trying to show me stuff but sometimes it doesnt make since.
I’m not in a position to mentor anyone right now but feel free to comment and ask questions here.
My name is Alan Finch. JESUS became my Lord & Saviour in April of 1976.
In the past, I have posted comments on this website. This is a wonderful website. The name of this website “The Real Gospel of Christ” is desperately needed today in the Body of Christ.
The main-stream Christian Church today and the so called Christian networks boast of proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to the world, but in reality they are not, because the word “Gospel” means “GOOD NEWS.” They are preaching JESUS, but they are leaving out the truth of the “GOOD NEWS” that JESUS proclaimed.
I have spent several years in putting together a document that is now 32 pages in length. I thought that I was finally finished with my document, but early this morning, I felt an urge in my Spirit to add what I share below to my document. I would like to share this with the readers of this website.
Now to sum up “WHAT THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST” really is.
God’s greatest desire was to demonstrate His “PROFOUND LOVE” for the human race, His creation.
Before Adam & Eve sinned, they were in perfect Spiritual Harmony with God. After they sinned, their “Spiritual Harmony” with God was broken.
Before the foundation of the world, God already knew that Adam & Eve would be deceived by Satan and would sin. Because of their sin, mankind has inherited a sinful nature.
God chose the method of coming to Earth and taking on the form of flesh for the purpose of offering up the only sacrifice that would restore ALL mankind back to Spiritual Harmony with Him.
God did this by shedding His sinless BLOOD on the Cross to cover our sins. God chose this method to demonstrate that this was the greatest possible act of love for mankind that He could ever give.
Our Creator shed His BLOOD on the Cross for ALL mankind for the purpose of bringing us back into “Spiritual Harmony” with Him. This was the most powerful way that God could prove how “GREAT” His love for ALL mankind is.
The “complete restoration” of “Spiritual Harmony” with God for ALL mankind is yet still future. This is all part of God’s plan.
In this article, I have shared with the reader the true Biblical meaning of what “THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST” really is!
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is the lake a fire a metaphor of people being purified by GOD?
The lake of fire is not just about the purification of sinful humanity. It is also a symbol of how God’s destroys death and the grave along with the carnality of humanity. So the answer to your question is yes but it also serves to eradicate sin, death, and the grave.
I’d love to read an article about the truth on NWO, Anti-Christ, The mark of the beast etc.
Most of the information available on these topics are based on Christian fantasy and superstition. There is no such thing as a new world order. There are many anti-Christs, and the mark of the beast is an ideology not a literal mark.
Checking in again. Just wanting to say hello. Hope you and yours are all well.. Wish you were on FaceBook or Twitter also. I understand that might be more work. perhaps an algorithm could be written to replicate your work here to other social media. I fear one day clicking the link to this fine page to find you have gone. thank you again for all your work which for me gives me comfort.
Hello again friend! Thanks for checking in. All is well here. This page will be up as long as WordPress is up.