Don’t you dare worship the Devil. As firstborn son of God the Father, I demand that all worship only go to God and not to any of his lesser creations. Please and thank you.
Don’t you dare worship the Devil. As firstborn son of God the Father, I demand that all worship only go to God and not to any of his lesser creations. Please and thank you.
Science makes many presumptions to arrive at an age of 13.8 billion years for the universe. Such as, science assumes the speed of light is 186K miles a sec AND this has always has been a constant. But Genesis infers that initially light was infinite in speed and illuminated the universe without stars. God lowered the original speed of light so we could see stars at night that He made.
Secondly, science ignores all anomalies that contradict adverse issues. Such as, if the Earth were as old as you say like 4.6 billion years , then the oceans would be much more salty than they are. The inverse of the current rate of change in salinity places the age of the oceans at around 10,000 years.
The same is true for nickel powder from meteorites being deposited only on the outer edges of the Earth surface. If the Earth were billions of years old, you would find evidence of nickel at a much greater depth. But you don't.
I believe science that depends on truth, facts, and all data not just excluding evidence that conflicts with non-science suppositions.
Man could not have authored the Bible. We know that the Bible is authored by God because it foretells the future with 100% accuracy every time. No other book in the world has 100% fulfilled prophecy. This shows that it comes from the mind of God. Man would not write a book about how his God whom he loves and worships gets crucified. Man would teach that we get to God by our good works. The Bible is accurate from Science, Archaeology, Prophecy, Unity and Morality.
For me, ONE of the main reasons i believe in God is the sheer impossibility of the alternative.
We are living on a 6,371 km diameter rock, hurtling through space at a speed of 66,000 mph, a million miles away from a 27 million degrees Fahrenheit inferno and no-one in charge.
The Bible is not a book but a collection of 66 books, written over a span of 1600 years across 3 continents, by over 40 writers inspired by God in 3 languages yet it has ONE primary theme ( The Glory of God and salvation of mankind ) and zero errors or contradictions. It is scientifically, prophetically, archaeologically, historically and linguistically accurate.
Ignore the word "trinity". its not important.
Do not see Darwins theory as useful except to those who reject the Bible / Creation story sa it gives them a construct to deny God is necessary claiming their antithesis is the truth and the Bible’s thesis is not.
There's no need to prove God the Creator to anyone - - let God do it for you! That is, He has already demonstrated who He is in extraordinary ways to all of mankind, but because of foolish pride issues, arrogance & trusting one's educational level, what their idol may have said, or trusting in their own analytical conclusions, or etc., etc., etc., atheist and a majority who believe in God's existence, but are not reconciled to our Father-God, have cut themselves off from God. We need to remember, our Father-God didn't send Jesus to reconcile every person, even though salvation is available to everyone, but Jesus came to reconcile those who earnestly seek to know who He is & is not & have a desire to “get right with God.” If there's someone you'd like to help in their discovery, try to keep in mind they may be superficial, in that, while they have questions it's not necessarily because they actually have a personal interest in learning, but have a ulterior motive.
So with this said, I suggest recommending the following: (1) Tell the person(s) that if they have great difficulty believing there is but one Creator-God, to ASK HIM to make it possible for them to know He is God & to know He WILL answer them in His own unique way & timing! To ask Him directly & not through a spiritual leader! (2) Mention that Lee Strobel, an award winning Investigative Journalist & a strong-minded atheist, set-out to prove once in for all, that Jesus was a fraud & was not who he claimed to be & did none of the things He claimed to have accomplished! And, in fact, He never existed! Strobel hated Christianity even though he didn't have a clue of what he was talking about, but like many, had confused Christianity with mankind's religions, believing they were one in the same. And, as Strobel may have earlier mentioned, how do we know George Washington ever existed? How do we know our history books aren't a hoax? We know Washington existed, due to the number of folks who personally knew him, saw him or heard him deliver a speech & recorded their encounters in diaries, in letters, on documents, etc., etc., etc. Undeniable, verified documents is how Lee Strobel ended-up KNOWING who Jesus is & is not, was reconciled to God through Jesus & became an actual Christian and ended his quest by writing the only book in history, “The Case For Christ,” to prove Jesus is as the Holy Bible says! And, with this said, I mention I recommend them to read the book.
Witches are giving people scarey dreams.REPENT,learn to break off generational curses.Pray before you go to sleep.Ask Jesus to come into your heart.Pray,to the Father,Father I commend my body,soul and spirit,to your care,as I sleep,in the name of Jesus.Father I pray you let me not go through any part of this night,unacompanied by thee,in the name of Jesus.See deliverance videos by Derek Prince,WIn worley,John EChardt.Put on the full armor of God,Ephesians 6 KJV,Soak yourself,home room,in the blood of Jesus.Can anoint you door over your bedroom with olive oil.Father I ask you to bless this oil and place a drop of the blood of Jesus in it.Place some over your door.Get into the KIng James bible.Stay in it.
Guys - I'ma be straight up - demons aren't entertaining. They're actually real. Which I know cause one tried to strangle me. I saw it. And as I was being strangled I felt chest pain and was literally about to die. Then I said his name - JESUS. Its like a nuclear bomb. Works every time. So if you guys think you gotta demon in your house. Just tell his name - Yesnua it you're Jewish, Jesus for everyone else. It basically means God our salvation, and he will save you, it you really mean it when you say it. That's all blokes. See ya!
“’For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church” (Eph. 5:31-32).
Heyo! The whole time Paul was talking about husbands and wives and marriage and sex in Ephesians 5, it says here he was actually talking about Jesus and us! Marriage and sex are metaphors for the relationship we have with Jesus.
What is a metaphor? It is a sign post. It points to the real thing. It’s something tangible we can look at in order to understand something else. It’s a symbol we can learn from in order to understand and experience the real thing.
The real thing is the one-flesh relationship Jesus desires to have with each of us. It’s the relationship he has with those who call themselves Christians. It’s a relationship of intimate love and acceptance and support and trust, where Jesus is the groom and we are the bride. Earthly marriage and sex are symbols that can help point us toward the real thing.
This is why there is no sex in heaven. You don’t need sign posts when you’ve arrived at the destination!
(In answer to Why did Greek and Egyptian beliefs (among others) become mythologies but Jewish and Catholic beliefs became religions?”)
Because the Greek and Egyptian religions were simply myths and legends and nothing else, whereas Judaeo-Christianity is a true revelation from the really existing God, acting in human history.
How do you think it will go under this evidence.
God knows everyones every secret thought.
God knew before you were even born every motive why you disobeyed Him
God knows every crime you did and everything in your life.
God said if you just commit even one crime against God’s commands you commit ALL OF THEM.
what will you say to defend yourself. You who are lawless.
Modern abortion is nothing more or less than ancient Molech worship revived. It is the promise of liberation from commitment and financial freedom. Read through the Historical Books of the Bible to see how the practice played out in the natural. Then read the Old Testament prophetic books to see what those men of God had to say about the practices of child sacrifice. “A woman’s right to choose” is fraudulent on its face. It is not your choice to terminate a healthy living soul that grows within you. Nor is it a man’s right to bully a woman into doing so. Please keep in mind that these medical emergencies that the pro-abortion crowd likes to bandy about are so rare as to be statistically non-existent.
(In answer to “What will the world be like the day after the rapture occurs?”)
The day after, the news of the 7000 dead will be televised everywhere. Nations of the United Nations will say where does the USA have the right to kill those who were raptured. At this moment they will ignore the many Christians who claim they are being visited by people who werekilled in it. Imagine killed in New York but visiting your Malawi relatives the same day after death.
The nations will all say this (how dare you kill our citizens) because many will be 7-day green card or visa passports from THEIR country. The USA President will blame the churches who lied to him saying this was a suicide. Blame the grape Kool-Aid served. I guess serving grape Kool-Aid jokes about churches gives the right to kill them saying they were there to stop death. BUT did they stop death in Waco. From what i recall, not a gun was fired of all those Waco stored weapons. Now with no weapons and no poison in the grape Kool-Aid how do you justify this church was threatened and then killed. The other churches caused it, and now these churches (all churches of the world) will not let the USA force PEACE on them, and so now those churches do fight, and UNTIL they are all dead. The effect sweeping the planet everywhere. Meanwhile those 7000 killed are unveiled to Satan that God has found 144,000 perfect people (perfect-enough) to let them all be flesh for 40 days to save Christian human flesh thru asteroid Armageddon which puts the water canopy greenhouse back up. Thus the HELL is 40 days of hell for YOU, but 40 days rejoicing for Christians knowing day 40 starts the year-long Flood and its survival on mountains. The rapid growth of plants and fruit for food with that water canopy is so much nicer than Noah’s getting off the ark to eat animals and grass grain (bread). But the year on island mountains will be very rationing. I suggest killing nasty beast to feed the hungry animals that crowd around the human survivors. I noticed in Miami how birds and cats gather to be fed by fisherman gutting their fish.
It is important to know that Atheist hide behind Ad hoc hypothesis. Every thing they know is an adjustment of the equation to keep their failures current with the mind set of the public. This is also called the Axis of Evil. The bible is not really a scientific book, but it explains scientific beliefs ever so slightly. Which drives scientists mad. Mad enough for them to do Ad hoc. One cannot explain matter without intelligent design. You cannot make the leap into evolution without it. Which is why the missing link cannot be found. That takes a creator to do so. Bread a dog with a cat it cant be done. But some how it is done from ape to man. If its so easy as scientists claim then it should have been done over and over again. Try it and it is said you end up having AIDS. Laughable i know. I don't even know if that theory is true or not, but it had a good run….. its really not about faith but the bible really does explain our existence quite well. And science is only there to distort it. In order to understand i would suggest that people explore our quantum reality rather then mediocre science.
|The Bible||Science Then||Science Now|
|The Earth is a sphere – Isaiah 40:22||The Earth is a flat disc||The Earth is a sphere|
|Innumerable Stars – Jeremiah 33:22||only 1100 stars||Innumerable Stars|
|Air Has Weight – Job 28:25||Air is weightless||Air Has Weight|
|Each star is different – 1 Corinthians 15:41||All stars were the same||Each star is different|
|Light moves – Job 38:19-20||Light was fixed in place||Light moves|
|Free float of Earth in space – Job 26:7||Earth sat on a large animal||Free float of Earth in space|
|Winds blow in cyclones – Ecclesiastes 1:6||Winds blew straight||Winds blow in cyclones|
|Ocean floor contains deep valleys and mountains – 2 Samuel 22:16; Jonah 2:6||The ocean floor was flat||Ocean floor contains deep valleys and mountains|
|Blood is the source of life and health – Leviticus 17:11||Sick people must be bled||Blood is the source of life and health|
|Creation made of invisible elements – Hebrews 11:3||Science is mostly ignorant on the subject||Creation made of invisible elements(Atoms)|
|Ocean contains springs – Job 38:16||Ocean fed only by rivers and rain||Ocean contains springs|
The bible says everyone knows there is a God <Rom.1:18–20>, (i.e. from the creation they know there is a Creator, also Ps.19:1–6). Rom.2:14–15 teaches that everyone has the law written in their hearts, so they know right and wrong. So all these nations other than Israel knew there was a God and they were sinners. If they followed the light they had, they would know how to please God and seek the knowledge of the Messiah through Israel, but they didn’t. Some came to know and please God from other countries, e.g. Ruth from Moab, Ninevah repented at Jonah’s preaching. And God is not limited, so He could reach out to individuals like He did to Abraham in the Ur of the Chaldees. But I would argue that God is just and doesn’t punish anyone who is not guilty, unless they are caught up in the punishment of a wicked nation, like Jerusalem.
Science is a mess. Things are supposed to be done by the scientific method, but they are not.
Luke 4:5-6 King James Version (KJV)
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
“Delivered unto me,” get it? Satan is the god of worldly authority. Any time two people allow a third to tell them what’s what, that is a source of authority and Satan owns it.
Our academic system is descended from Akademos, a pagan grove near Athens, sacred to the goddess of wisdom. Members claimed ownership of all knowledge, by which they meant stuff they made up by their own powers of reasoning. Practical knowledge was left for tradesmen and servants.
So when you talk about “hard science” you are talking about the output from this bunch of pagan worshippers making up stuff in their own heads and calling it science, while insulting and rejecting people who work by observations and tests, as required by the scientific method.
Examples abound of authorities commanding people to believe made up nonsense. About half of everything we think we know about the universe is based on dark matter, which was invented in 1932 by Ian Oort to fudge his data to agree with his theory. The other half of everything we think we know is based on expanding universe theory, which is based on an assumption that red shifted light is caused by Doppler effect, and another assumption that we can estimate distances on that same observation.
All of science is muddled by such silliness. And if you challege any of it you get personal insults in lieu of actual science.
But to give a straight answer to your question, iot’s because people don’t read the bible. They look at the pages and recite what they have been told to believe. The bible plainly says “In the beginning god created the heaven and the earth.” People say “No, creation dragged on for six days, and parts of the story contradict other parts.”
Bottom line: hard science is neither hard nor science. It is a bunch of lies promulgated by the Satan’s church, the one we call “academic”.
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No he is not fictional he is real you will see him when you die like it or not you be judged. How do you think the universe created itself huh answer me that how did it come from NOTHING.
In the dark days of World War II, Hitler’s Third Reich, that was supposed to reign for 1000 years, was determined to rid the world of any remnant of those who were of Jewish ancestry. The death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Dachau and many others belched smoke and fire day and night for many months as the bodies of many of the 6 million Jews that died at the hands of German tormentors, were burned to ashes. This great crime upon humanity was designated as the “Final Solution” for ridding the world of Jews whom Hitler and his Aryan race considered as little more than vermin.
I’m here to tell you that God has designed His own “Final Solution” for all those who live in rebellion and sin. That will not just include Satan and his fallen angels but will also include every man, woman and child over the age of accountability that chooses not to live in obedience and to not accept the great salvation that is offered through the death of Jesus upon the Cross of Calvary.
God’s final solution is far more horrible that the gas chambers and ovens of Hitler’s death camps. God’s final solution, borne of His wrath against the sin and evil that has broken the laws of Heaven, is eternal, without end.
I have nothing to prove to non-believers. I feel no need to prove anything to you, particularly since you reject the self-evident truths of God’s word and divine nature. God gives you the freedom to believe whatever nonsense you choose, including your false belief that I have chosen to believe fraudulent nonsense. I honor the freedom God has given you.
Picture of the Earth and a cross side by side. Title reads “It’s either this or this, but not both. Choose wisely.”
There are only two religions in the world, the one or the other, the wrong or the right. They are quite easy to tell apart. The one is based on man's works; the other is not of man's works. The one says to rely on yourself, find yourself, heal yourself, clean yourself. The other says your lost, incurable, filthy. The one says you've got time, it will all work out in the end; the other says seek help today, now. The one is a struggle, a constant effort; the other is a gift bringing peace, the product of grace and mercy. The one will make a few allowances, nobody is perfect; the other demands the sinless perfection that you can never provide yourself and—provides it for you.
The one or the other, the wrong or the right one, how to chose? The easy answer to that question is look in a mirror.
Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
It is your decision, your choice. Are you righteous, holy, clean, pure? Contemplate just your thoughts over the last week. If your able to make yourself pure choose the one, if you are not so clean and pure and unable to get that way, choose the other.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
By grace are ye saved through faith, it is the gift of God, not of works, is a singular unique religion separate out of all the religions of the world. This where the contention arises. On the one hand, all those religions can come together without condemning each other, for they are all the same religion—works. On the other hand, you have a religion that condemns all the rest by grace through faith, a free gift without the efforts of man.
This response was taken from my study, “Introduction to Biblical Studies”
God revealed his existence undoubtingling when Christ was born. Also even when adam and eve were born. The existence of the Bible proves the existence of God because the new testiment was compiled by disciples who have seen Christ in the flesh. watched him die for their sins and he raised from the dead. The question is now do you believe in miracles. No? How about curses then like the conjuring. Annabelle, the curse of la llarona, Amityville horror, and all I've listed off is Hollywood horrors that are all based on true stories. What happened in those true stories. I don't care for now. Not going to take up exercism as a career to see if God really exist but I recommend all athiest to so they can finally get there “evidence”. Untill then I don't want to hear from an atheist until they take on my challenge for a year. Athirst convinently believe that God doesn't exist and yet to try my test to be proven wrong.
I do believe you are mistaken in your response. the neuro-chemical process in the brain does not create anything. The eyes and ears does not create anything either. Our eyes and ears allow us to access what already exists. Likewise nothing is created by the brain. The brain provide access to something that already exist.
There are many drugs that will do to the brain what telescopes, etc does for the eye.
Much of our music and art and knowledge was brought back by few who could access the realm of where such exists in the 4th dimension,
There was a person from India named Srinivasa Ramunajen who never went to school, but he taught maths to Professor Harding and Littlewood at Trinity University in England.
//Would you choose to burn in Hell forever, if it turns out that God is pure evil, such as because he slaughters children and tortures people forever, or would you bow down and worship him to save yourself from having to suffer the same fate as others?//
Thank you for the A2A.
“he slaughters children and tortures people forever,” you say.
Someone else once asked me a ridiculous question like yours somewhere else. They posted a video of how “bloodthirsty” God is.
The video cited verses where God punished people by death including:
drowning Pharoah’s army in the sea, failing to mention that they repeatedly refused to obey God and sought to enslave Israel again;
destroying 3,000 people when Moses returned from the Holy mountain with the Lord’s commandments, failing to mention that they were worshipping idols and behaving like wild pagans, despite experiencing several miracles of God which resulted in their freedom from enslavement, and who were even given the choice of choosing God or rejecting Him before God destroyed them. Those who rejected Him, despite gaining their freedom by God’s miracles, were rightfully destroyed;
blasphemers being stoned to death, as per Divine Law;
destroying 600 Philistines! (not nearly enough, imo), failing to mention that they were aggressive, warmongering people who physically threatened Israel’s development as a nation for 200 years, and who continue to do so to this day, putting out “Pallywood” videos, playing the victim to the hilt despite their international war crimes, and promising the destruction of Israel and worldwide Jewish genocide.
The video continues attacking God, using several examples from the Book of Judges, failing to mention that the purpose of the Book of Judges is to show to the consequences of disobeying God. The Book of Judges establishes the recurrent pattern of sin that would dominate the time of the judges. By the end of the book, it is clear that Israel violated her covenant with God in almost every possible way. “Charlie” obviously expected that God should ignore His own Divine Laws, ignore the breaking of the Covenant between Himself and Israel, ignore those trying to destroy Israel which He loves, and expecting that God should just sit on His hands in silence. I wonder if “Charlie” expects police and Court judges to do the same when mortal laws are broken.
The video then continues on to attack the Book of 1 Samuel. Israel had a priesthood that was corrupt. Samuel’s sons who served as judges in Beersheba were also corrupt. The people of Israel showed open disdain for the Word of God, and refused to listen to His prophet, Samuel. A remnant of Israel was righteous and longed for the glories of a just monarchy; God granted their desire. He gave them King Saul, however, Saul also ignored the Word of the Lord. The Philistines continued to be a threat to Israel, and they captured the ark of the covenant. But “Charlie” expects that God should accept it all quietly. The video even condemns David killing Goliath!
The video then moved on to attack the Book of 2 Samuel which covers the establishment of the kingdom of Israel. The book emphasizes that God rejected Saul for his disobedience, chose David for the throne, and disciplined David for his pride. The key to David’s successful reign was his relationship with God. God described him as a man after His own heart:
In his youth, David demonstrated his strong faith in God by challenging a giant with only a few stones and his faith in God’s strength to win the battle;
In his adulthood, he continued to rely on God for guidance and strength;
Early in his reign, he demonstrated the importance of his religious convictions to all Israel by bringing the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem in the midst of a lavish celebration before the Lord;
Following that, his eagerness to build a temple for the glory of the Lord was known to all.
David led the Israelites back to the true worship of God.
Even when he sinned, he demonstrated to the people his repentant heart before the living God. David’s religious leadership was the most significant part of his reign.
Through all the national and personal events of His people in order to accomplish His will, God gave David a glimpse of His ultimate will in the promises He gave him, commonly called the Davidic Covenant. In this unconditional Covenant, God promised David an eternal dynasty, an eternal throne, and an eternal kingdom. If the wicked had to die to accomplish that, so be it.
The video then mentions that no number of the dead were available from the Flood, but fails to mention that mankind was so wicked that, among other abominable human behaviour, human women were having relations with demons which resulted in supernatural, wicked, giant offspring:
If God hadn’t wiped out life on Earth when He did, giants would still be part of our population today, if not the only population today, certainly increasing in evil, and would make this sinful world of murder, rape, pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiality, wife-beating, child abuse, liars, thieves, and disease, look like a picnic.
The video also condemed God for the death of all the first-born of Egypt, failing to mention that this Divine judgment was the result of an Egyptian edict that all the first-born of Israel should die, so God turned it around on them. Perfect justice.
The video then moved on to attack Ezekiel 9 where God destroys the wicked, failing to mention that the people were perversely wicked, and that God protected those who cried out to Him for protection, by destroying them.
Then the video moved on to attack the Book of Jeremiah (“the weeping prophet”). Jeremiah’s ministry covered a very critical time in the history of the ancient Middle East. Josiah, the King of Judah, died at the hands of the Egyptian army. The people of Judah lost their freedom and didn’t turn to God, but to idols. This idolatry was the reason for Jeremiah’s proclamations of God’s judgment. “Charlie” obviously didn’t know that idol worship is against God’s Commandments and is punishable by death when violated. The book of Jeremiah includes many difficulties including Nebuchadnezzar defeating Pharoah, Jehoiakim rebelling against Nebuchadnezzar, Jehoiachin replacing Jehoiakim on the throne for a short time, and thousands of political and religions leaders in Babylon. Jerusalem’s walls were eventually breached, Nebuchadnezzar’s army besieged Jerusalem, the temple was burned, along with palaces, houses, and other administrative buildings. To Jeremiah, God was the incomparable God of all creation, was the Lord over nature and history, and He reigned not only over Judah and Israel but over all nations. Jeremiah was very aware of the covenant between God and Israel. The covenant bound Israel to God in a special relationship of love, faithfulness, and hope. But the covenant had two sides: Faithfulness to the Lord and to the covenant would bring blessing; disobedience would result in punishment, destruction, and exile. Finally, Jechonias (called Coniah in Jeremiah 22:24-30) was so evil, there was a special curse pronounced on Jeconiah that affected the throne of David, which in turn affected the rule of Jesus on David’s throne, which could only happen through the genealogy of Mary. The video fails to mention all of this and more.
The video then mocked God, i.e. “God is love, 1 John 4:8,” etc., failing to take into account all that they failed to mention up to this point.
Then it mocks the book of 1 Kings when God chastises Israel, and misses the entire point of the book which is the importance of obedience to God’s law. Naturally, the video disregarded the false religion of the Canaanites, the failures of the Israelites to walk in God’s ways, and only focuses on God’s chastisement which serves as a warning to us. Unfortunately, some of us are just too thick to get it.
Then it moved on to attack the Book of Isaiah which details the prophet’s message of condemnation to the 8th-century Israelites, pronouncing judgment on their immoral and idolatrous lifestyles.
At this point, the video records God “killing” almost one million (1,000,000) people, not including the Flood.
… the video introduces Satan - WHO KILLED ONLY TEN PEOPLE! count ‘em, 10! - and continues to attack God and Scripture by attacking the book of 2 Chronicles.
While Satan holds steady at 10 murders, the video attacks the Book of Acts (obviously believing that God should overlook lying to the Holy Spirit, too).
The video’s pièce de résistance? God kills Jesus.
The video’s conclusion: God killed over 2 million people compared to Satan who killed just 10.
The ignorance about the death of the Christ and the number of murders by Satan is astounding. “Charlie,” - who posted the video to straighten me out - didn’t understand that when Satan lied to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, their sin was generational without end. Every single person after them was born in sin and even conceived in sin (Psalm 51:5). There are almost 8 billion people on the planet today, and there were billions on the Earth in the last 5,780 years, every single one of them was born in sin, and separated from God because of it. “Charlie” didn’t understand that Satan killed billions of people because of what he did to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Satan is the biggest mass murderer in the history of the world.
Enter The Christ.
“Charlie” didn’t understand that God loves mankind so much that God became incarnate to die for the sins of mankind - including “Charlie” himself - based on God’s own LAW, Leviticus 17:11. “Charlie” didn’t understand that God is a God of integrity Who wouldn’t break His own LAW despite the enormous cost to Him to save sinners from eternal punishment because of what Satan did, and because of man’s endless rebellion against Him now.
As God incarnate, the Christ restored sight to the blind, healed a paralytic, fed 5,000 people by multiplying a minimal amount of food, fed 4,000 people by multiplying a minimal amount of food, turned water into wine, cleansed the lepers, restored hearing to the deaf, healed a man with a withered hand, healed the woman afflicted with a hemorrhage, healed a possessed mute, healed a possessed crippled woman, healed the possessed man in the tombs, restored Peter's ear after it was cut off, cast out demons, calmed a storm, walked on water, raised the dead, suspended the laws of the universe, and performed so many other miracles that if every one of them were written down, the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written (John 21:25).
The Jewish leaders hated Him because He claimed to be exactly who He is, the Jewish Messiah and the Son of God (Matthew 26:63-65). The religious Jews (the Pharisees) brought Him to the head of the Roman administration, Pontius Pilate, to sentence Him to death. Pilate found no fault in Him, but to satisfy the huge uprising of people, he sentenced Jesus to flogging. The legal limit for flogging was 40 lashes. The Romans flogged Him so much, and tortured Him in other ways to such an extent, that Scripture says that His appearance was beyond human likeness: Isaiah 52:14. As God in the flesh, He had the power to escape from it anytime He wanted to. But He loves man and wanted to reconcile us to Him, so He endured it. This is just the flogging, which shows a small fraction of what He endured:
After the horrendous beating that disfigured Him beyond human likeness, He was then mocked with a crown of thorns and more, and forced to carry His own heavy wooden cross when all His bones were out of joint: Psalm 22:14.
He was then nailed to a cross to be humiliated, and tortured to death. This link details His physical suffering: frames of physiopathology. This is no small price.
After 3 days, He rose from the dead again, sat at the right hand of the Father in heaven (Luke 22:69), and sent those who accept His sacrifice for the forgiveness of their sins, His Holy Spirit to live within us (Ezekiel 36:27; 1 Corinthians 3:16), for several reasons. Not only did God forgive us our sins if we accept the Christ as our Saviour, but He continues to gift Christians in many ways.
People today are as rebellious as ever. They’ve obviously never heard the expression “You can run but you can’t hide.”
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap.
Did you know that by 1924 when their caliphate ended, the ideology killed a total of two hundred, seventy million (270,000,000) people? And we didn’t have weapons of mass destruction or nuclear weapons. All of these people were butchered by the sword. Iran is working on those nuclear weapons now.
Here’s something legitimate to bellyache about:
Terror Attacks - This list is updated daily, and lists every single day all the way back to September 11, 2001. That’s approximately 7,000 consecutive days to date.
You might also want to look up the islamic Eid al-adha festival .
"There is no drop of liquid as loved by Allah more than the liquid of blood." - Muslim cleric Abu Hamza
Christopher, if you think God was harsh in the Old Testament to people who broke His laws, violated His covenant, loved sin and Satan over Him, and chose them over being reconciled to Him, wait until the Christ returns to deal with society throwing God out of everything, and embracing and legalizing everything He forbids and abhors. When the Christ returns, they’re going to experience some serious fecal incontinence.
Thank you again for your A2A.
From what I’ve seen and talked to people about, it seems to be motivated by a strong belief, even a need, for the Bible to not be true. If a person can discredit the Bible as not true, written by simple men who weren’t inspired by God because they didn’t understand our more modern science, then they don’t have to submit to God and can be the masters of their lives. Pride is the ultimate sin that seems to be the root of all other sins. It’s why Satan was cast out of heaven. It’s why Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden. It seems to still be a major reason why people reject God. Scripture has endured many different attacks throughout time and this is a new rendition of a very old attack that has been popularized by many famous scientists lately (ex: Dawkins, Harris, etc). Add in the fact that the medieval church persecuted scientific advancement (ex: Galileo) and held rigidly to dogma about the world, supported by misunderstandings, and you have another reason why some folks feel they are justified in rejecting the Bible. However, the fact remains that there is absolutely nothing in the Bible that is disproven by science. It’s important to remember the purpose of Scripture, which is to reveal Jesus to the world and the message of redemption and reconciliation through Him. Compared to that, everything else is secondary.
Hope this helps! God bless!
Nobody, not even Jesus, knows EXACTLY when He will return! FACT! Only God the Father knows. But hear me well: Jesus was a lamb when he was here the first time. He will return as a LION, and I ain’t lyin! (lol). Read the book or see the movie: The Case for Christ, and then repost here. Josh McDowell is a tad hokey, to put it nicely.
All of the nations will be beneath his feet and will serve and obey him. This is because he is the king of kings. That is a really big title. People who do otherwise are cursed by God Almighty. Eternal damnation sounds severe, but God knows what is on the line here…. And that is reality.
Some are gone so far into the darkness of sin that their conscience has been seared to the extent that they actually believe that wrong is right and right is wrong. If a man has nor lost his natural ability to reason, he instinctively knows that anal sex is wrong, but if he has indulged in that sexual perversion and has developed a desire to express himself sexually in an uncivilized manner, and becomes addicted to that behavior, he then experiences, unbeknownst to himself, the loss of his innate ability to reason, which is the punishment for his detestable sin.
Consequently, what once was wrong from his perspective, then becomes right because it is what he desires to do, and has grown accustomed to doing, so he justifies and redefines his sin as an alternative lifestyle, and does everything in his power to cause its
proliferation, and its general acceptance by societies at large. Rather than to repent of his gross sin, the defiant, disobedient homosexual attempts to change the worldview of his sin. So confident he is in his new position of rebellion against the Word of God, which he has to invalidate as irrelevant or call archaic, or some such notion in order to continue to believe the lie about the nature of his homosexuality.
He does not want to call anal and oral sex sin because sin is wrong and requires repentance, consequently, anal and oral sex, according
to his way of thinking, is no longer sin, therefore there is no need for repentance.
Thus we have the definition of a reprobate mind, a sinner who would rather make void the Holy Bible in order to accommodate the sin of
homosexuality, instead of simply repenting for what he or she innately know is wrong. 'l •heir redefinition of sin prevails, at least in their twisted mind it does, until they step over into the land of judgment where I dwell, then all pretenses and lies will come to naught in the light of my holy presence.
Homosexuals perpetrate the ultimate perversion; the consequence of their refusal to accept the truth that I am their God, their Father, and their Creator and as such my will is supreme. Therefore they will reap the harvest of the seeds of destruction that they have sown so callously and haphazardly; the abuse and misuse of their own bodies. Their rational minds are gone, having lost the ability to reason, thus they are not even remotely aware of their true condition, which is the price of sin; spiritual death that leads to eternal damnation, an exchange of fathers; from the Father of light, who I am, to the father of darkness, otherwise known as Satan, the illegitimate father of those who have fallen into the deep abyss of sin.
When humanity ignores the basics of principles of human biology it is to their peril. Anal intercourse is unnatural because the pathology is not designed for it, nor has it any biological purpose, and therefore it brings about physical, mental, and emotional damage. But also heterosexual intercourse with many and frequent partners spreads diseases and causes emotional damage because I did not design the human body and psyche for it.
HIV/Aids transmission is far more likely by anal intercourse. It is because the anus is not biologically designed for intercourse. I designed the female vagina with thick mucus to protect the vaginal wall, and an acid environment which kills a lot of sperm and the seminal liquid. The wall of the anus, lacking these, is very easily torn in intercourse. Moreover the presence of infected feces in the anal tract adds to the likelihood of the transmission of the HIV/Aids virus.
When humanity deviates from normal sexual behavior, breaking the patterns that I created, specifically as it relates to the proper order of sexual intercourse, perilous consequences are the natural outcome. Disorder, whether spiritual or natural, consequently leads to internal and external chaos, not to mention sickness and diseases. I was not being a whimsical God, when I gave mankind the laws of social interaction in the book Of Leviticus, but instead I was framing humanity within the construct of my protection via obedience to my Holy Word.
Homosexuality is a direct assault upon my creation. It is anti-God, and thus anti-family, and anti-life. No one is born a homosexual. The gay community sincerely to believe the lie that they were born that way, a belief that gives them an expedient justification for their deviant conduct. Godliness and restraint requires genuine effort, whereas, disobedience to my Word is taking the easy road, which leads to eternal damnation. All one need to do is kneel to every craving and inclination, even if their immorality injures themselves as well as others.
The second death is the separation of the whole person from the presence and blessings of God forever. The second death involves not just the location separate from God, but, the condition experienced for all eternity apart from God: never-ending fire and brimstone, weeping and gnashing of teeth, suffering and torment. The location and the agonizing condition experienced in that location is called the second death.
The Bible does not teach annihilation – the idea that God obliterates unsaved people entirely from existence. Nor does the Bible teach soul sleep, an unconscious existence for eternity. The Bible says that people who are not saved will be resurrected (Rev. 20:12; John 5:28-29), judged, and heaved into the Lake of Fire – fully conscious, forever under the painful torments of this awful place.
God does not have any wives, and the Bible metaphorically speaks of the church being the bride of Christ. You have asked this question to cause trouble and to harm those who believe, and it is no wonder that within a hundred years there will be a genocide of religious people by atheists, the seeds of which are being plenty now, and I have no doubt you will cheer them on.
The God of Moses doesn’t need to complete with other religions because he’s the only living God. All the other gods are fakes, total inventions, because they have never done anything in history nor do they respond to prayer.
So a human being has basically one of two options: Either believe in the living God, or believe in nothing. Believing in some ancient pagan god is about as useless as believing in the tooth fairy. A pagan god is not going to do anything for you.
So why should you believe in the living God? Because he is the only one that can give you eternal life. That is his promise. If you follow the plan taught by Jesus, you are guaranteed eternal life. How do I know that? Because he said so.
John 6: “Jesus declared, “… whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
How can someone know if Jesus is real? That’s pretty easy because Jesus claimed to be God and raised himself up from the dead to prove it. No other person in history has been able to do that. Not only that, Jesus raised a man, Lazarus, after he was dead for 4 days. No one can do that either. He did that only to prove to humanity he has the power to raise people from the dead.
If you are skeptical, consider this: Thousands of people saw Jesus die on the cross. And thousands of people saw him alive after he was resurrected from the dead. Hundreds of early Christians were tortured to death for following their faith and proclaiming Jesus as their Lord. Do you really think they would do that just for a hoax?
Oh yes, that thing about God killing people. Actually, he’s not keen on killing them, in fact, he wants everyone to have eternal life. God has bent over backwards to give people eternal life, but if they persist in worshiping the Golden Calf and burning up their children alive as sacrifices to Baal, then God has no other choice than to destroy those people. God only tolerates evil for a limited time, so when people have been warned repeatedly, over hundreds of years, and yet they continue to ignore the warnings, God has no other option left but to destroy them. But it pains him just the same.
Christianity is not just a faith. It is a faith based on fact. Unfortunately most who believe in Christ do not know much of the fact. Neither do they conform to the tenets of Christ’s teaching.The Bible teaches: Study the scriptures and you will find me. This is very true.
As far as atheists are concerned. There are those who enjoy debate and will debate a knowledgeable discussion and on the other hand those who will react in anger and aggression. Unfortunate, by far the greater are the latter. The only atheists I know who accepted Christ are those who set out to disprove Christianity or entered into discourse with someone who truly knows the Bible.
Transhumanism In Bible Prophecy
Transhumanism and the great rebellion
Is transhumanism in bible prophecy?
That's a great question, because this generation is poised to witness the emergence of a radical new social movement known as transhumanism.
Expressing an unshakable faith in the continued and rapid advance of human technology, transhumanists look to the future with what can only be described as a religious fervor.
Many of this movement's adherents point to the singularity (an exponential increase in technological advancement so rapid the unaided human mind is unable to grasp its implications) as the climax of human civilization.
Believing this event will usher in a new era for the human race in which limited mortals transcend their biological bodies and set out to conquer the universe, transhumanist anticipation of the singularity is comparable to Christian anticipation of the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Ironically, the bible points out that in the time just prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ the world will be characterized by unparalleled human arrogance. Led by the Antichrist, the human race will not only launch a spiritual rebellion against God, but an actual physical confrontation between themselves and the King of kings, Jesus Christ.
The apostle Paul foresaw this conflict almost 2,000 years ago:
"For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed - the one who brings destruction. He will exalt himself and defy every god there is and tear down every object of adoration and worship. He will position himself in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God." 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 (NLT)
The Tower of Babel
To properly understand the origins of this rebellion, we must first examine the development of human civilization in the aftermath of the flood. It is a time marked by another rebellion first chronicled in Genesis Chapter 11.
It's the story of the Tower of Babel:
"At one time the whole world spoke a single language and used the same words. As the people migrated eastward, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there. They began to talk about construction projects. 'Come,' they said, 'let's make great piles of burnt brick and collect natural asphalt to use as mortar. Let's build a great city with a tower that reaches to the skies - a monument to our greatness! This will bring us together and keep us from scattering all over the world.'
But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 'Look!' he said. 'If they can accomplish this when they have just begun to take advantage of their common language and political unity, just think of what they will do later. Nothing will be impossible for them! Come, let's go down and give them different languages. Then they won't be able to understand each other.'
In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the earth; and that ended the building of the city. That is why the city was called Babel, because it was there that the Lord confused the people by giving them many languages, thus scattering them across the earth." Genesis 11:1-9 (NLT)
In this story, God scatters the human race and confuses them with different languages. His reason for doing so is to avoid the inevitable disaster wrought by global government and a common language.
Why are these things a concern?
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Because if they continue unabated, in due time, "nothing will be impossible" for the human race. This is more than a flippant comment by God. It's a prophecy of things to come.
It's a prophecy of something so bad, God put a stop to it the moment He first saw it. God knew that, left to pursue its technological development, the human race would one day challenge Him. After all, what was the motive for building the Tower of Babel in the first place?
"Let's build a great city with a tower that reaches to the skies - a monument to our greatness!" Genesis 11:4 (NLT)
The human race set out to build a monument to its own greatness, exalting mankind above God and extending its tower far into heaven with the sole intent of usurping God's glory and authority. This innate human desire did not end with the Tower of Babel. It continues to this day, and soon it will result in one final attempt to usurp the authority of God.
The Great Lie
The motive for this great rebellion will be predicated on lies. The bible predicts that deception will be rampant in the end times.
And just as God hardened the heart of Pharaoh for putting faith in his own power, He will do the same to the inhabitants of the earth who will become drunk with their own power:
"So God will send great deception upon them, and they will believe all these lies." 2 Thessalonians 2:11 (NLT)
Paul makes it clear that these people will be deluded into believing "the lies."
But what exactly are the "lies" to which he refers?
A cursory examination of the first book of the Bible reveals a quote from the originator of lies. In fact, it's the very first lie referenced in the bible:
"'You won't die!' the serpent hissed. 'God knows that your eyes will be opened when you eat it. You will become just like God, knowing everything, both good and evil.'" Genesis 3:4-5 (NLT)
These lies from the Garden of Eden are the same lies to which Paul refers.
The same lies which brought sin into the world will be the same lies which spark the ultimate rebellion against God Almighty. Humanity will come full circle.
In the last days, the same construction projects envisioned by the Tower of Babel architects will result in mankind achieving a level of technological sophistication so advanced that "nothing will be impossible for them."
The human race will come to believe the great lies of the serpent.
In his arrogance, man will believe he is:
3) Just like God
Mankind will mimic the earth-shattering arrogance of Lucifer by freely joining in his rebellious attempt to usurp the throne of God. Because without Jesus Christ, fallen mankind's ambition is the same as Lucifer's.
Centuries ago, Isaiah described this fallen being and his sinister motives:
"How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning! You have been thrown down to the earth, you who destroyed the nations of the world. For you said to yourself, 'I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God's stars. I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north. I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.'" Isaiah 14:12-14 (NLT)
In the last days, this passage will not only be an accurate depiction of Satan, but of all mankind.
The Transhumanist Movement
The latest incarnation of man's rebellion against God is the transhumanist movement.
Many within the movement believe the singularity will lead to the emergence of "post-biological humans" who are able to shed their biological bodies and "upgrade their hardware." Others believe that by downloading themselves into a network, they will effectively become "immortal."
True believers have modified their diets, exercise routines, and entire lifestyle in an effort to increase the likelihood of living to witness human reversal of the aging process and eventual human "immortality."
Ray Kurzweil - inventor, author, and transhumanist - is considered one of the best in the world at accurately forecasting short-term and intermediate technological trends.
In Chapter 7 of his bestselling book "The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology," he describes his view of the ultimate outcome of our technological advance:
"The matter and energy in our vicinity will become infused with the intelligence, knowledge, creativity, beauty, and emotional intelligence (the ability to love, for example) of our human-machine civilization. Our civilization will then expand outward, turning all the dumb matter and energy we encounter into sublimely intelligent - transcendent - matter and energy. So in a sense, we can say the Singularity will ultimately infuse the universe with spirit."
According to Kurzweil, the universe will be infused with "spirit" as a result of the natural advance of our human-machine civilization. This infers that the universe is not already infused with "spirit," and that if God exists, His designs are inferior to those that will be created by the predicted human-machine civilization.
In the next paragraph, he describes the advancement of the human-machine civilization as approaching the very conception of God. Ironically, he admits that the accelerating growth of evolution can never achieve the infinite character traits exclusive to God:
"Evolution moves toward greater complexity, greater elegance, greater knowledge, greater intelligence, greater beauty, greater creativity, and greater levels of subtle attributes such as love. In every monotheistic tradition God is likewise described as all of these qualities, only without any limitation: infinite knowledge, infinite intelligence, infinite beauty, infinite creativity, infinite love, and so on. Of course, even the accelerating growth of evolution never achieves an infinite level, but as it explodes exponentially it certainly moves rapidly in that direction. So evolution moves inexorably toward this conception of God, although never quite reaching this ideal. We can regard, therefore, the freeing of our thinking from the severe limitations of its biological form to be an essentially spiritual undertaking."
The concluding sentence of this paragraph should send up red flags for every student of bible prophecy. According to Kurzweil, as the human race moves forward, it will seek to free its thinking "from the severe limitations of its biological form."
The bible reveals that one day mankind will gather its armies in an attempt to "break the chains of God and set themselves free from His bondage." Psalm 2 describes this confrontation:
"Why do the nations rage? Why do the people waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against His Anointed One. 'Let us break their chains,' they cry. 'And free ourselves from this slavery.' But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them." Psalm 2:1-4 (NLT)
Could this passage describe an attempt by post-biological humans to overthrow the rule of God?
Could the chains which hold them in bondage be the "severe limitations of their biological form"?
Remember, when this event occurs, Satan and his fallen angels are also inhabitants of the earth:
"Rejoice, O heavens! And you who live in the heavens, rejoice! But terror will come on the earth and the sea. For the Devil has come down to you in great anger, and he knows that he has little time." Revelation 12:12 (NLT)
In his arrogance and desperation, Satan will advance the dark powers of the spiritual realm, aided by a fallen mankind with powers beyond our current limitations, in a last ditch effort to defeat God.
The technological advancements of the near future will provide mankind with unprecedented power, and the ambitious goals of the transhumanist movement are already in direct conflict with God Himself.
The following verse provides additional support for believing transhumanism will play a pivotal role in this final rebellion. In the New Testament, when Jesus describes the signs of His Coming to the disciples, He makes an interesting statement in light of our times:
"And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." Matthew 24:22 (KJV)
Throughout the centuries, this verse has been interpreted as meaning the Second Coming of Christ will arrive just in time to save the human race from itself, meaning human wars would threaten to cause the extinction of the human race.
However, it might mean that "no flesh will be saved" because a nakedly ambitious human race will transform itself into a race of "post-biological humans" intent on reshaping the universe according to an alternative agenda.
Given the history of human rebellion against God, it would be unwise to discount this possibility.
The Great Rebellion
Just as Paul prophesied, human ambition will ultimately lead to a great rebellion against God. This rebellion will reach its zenith at Armageddon, an actual geographical location in modern day Israel. The gathering of the world's armies at Armageddon will not be (as some believe) a war of humans versus humans, but rather a literal physical confrontation between rebellious mankind and the King of kings, Jesus Christ. In addition to Psalm 2, this battle is referenced multiple times in scripture, and it's clearly referenced twice in the Book of Revelation:
"These miracle-working demons caused all the rulers of the world to gather for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God Almighty." Revelation 16:14 (NLT)
"Then I saw the beast gathering the kings of the earth and their armies in order to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army." Revelation 19:19 (NLT)
The "one sitting on the horse" is identified as Jesus Christ. Literally interpreted, both these passages state that the world will gather for battle against Jesus Christ. The bible is clear about this, yet for countless generations, these passages have been interpreted as a mere spiritual battle and not as a literal physical conflict. It's not difficult to image why. The idea of mankind physically engaging God in battle seems so preposterous that these passages have given way to numerous symbolic interpretations over the years. Yet scripture is clear. Remember what God Himself said about the human race that will ultimately fulfill His Tower of Babel prophecy - "nothing will be impossible for them!"
In fact, the Book of Daniel reveals that the Antichrist will manage to attack "the heavenly armies, throwing some of the heavenly beings and stars to the ground and trampling them":
"From one of the prominent horns came a small horn whose power grew very great. It extended toward the south and east and toward the glorious land of Israel. His power reached to the heavens where it attacked the heavenly armies, throwing some of the heavenly beings and stars to the ground and trampling them. He even challenged the Commander of heaven's armies by canceling the daily sacrifices offered to him and by destroying his Temple." Daniel 8:9-11 (NLT)
The power of the Antichrist and the human beings of his era will far exceed what our generation can currently imagine. As proof, Daniel describes a time when the Antichrist will engage Jesus Christ Himself in battle:
"He will even take on the Prince of princes in battle, but he will be broken, though not by human power." Daniel 8:25 (NLT)
The human race, led by the Antichrist, will take on the Lord Himself in battle. Like the Tower of Babel generation, the arrogance of this final generation will extend all the way into the heavens, where the human race will attempt to usurp the glory and authority of God Himself. But just like the Tower of Babel generation, their efforts will end in utter failure.
The transhumanist agenda serves as a reminder of what the human race is without the blood of Jesus Christ - an enemy of God. A movement which views its ultimate purpose as bringing enlightenment to the universe sets itself up in direct opposition to God's own purpose. This is the very definition of rebellion, and it's the inevitable result of fallen mankind's sinful nature.
Yet despite our sinful nature, God provided us with the free gift of salvation through His Son Jesus Christ. All we have to do is accept this gift. Those who accept it will experience peace and everlasting life, but those who reject it will become slaves to sin, and their ambition - like Satan's - will one day lead to an outright physical confrontation with God Himself. It's a battle that God will win.
Yes. Tatoos and brandings on the skin always have a demon attached to it . Its a way demons possess you and own you as their property. This is why the bible states for people not to get a tatoo or marking on their body. The mark of the beast is the mainstream marking of mankind, which is the most demonic and well known mark on the planet. Its literally forcing people to become demon possessed
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When He returns, not if He returns. What happens before He returns will be significant to you and me. Before He returns there will be a cleansing of wickedness beginning in the USA. How that will happen is in prophecy and we are seeing things ramping up for it. Have you seen the recent news where some are inciting violence to overthrow Trump? Are you aware of those that attempt to collapse the economy for the sake of creating chaos? Remember the protests which were egged on by those that were paid to protest? Those are the beginnings. They will get their way and all of America will break down in violence. What they plan is to place their people in power to quell the violence. What will happen is a different story, though. It will go beyond their ability to control because of other factors they didn't plan on. The end result will be that each person will have a choice to make: are they going to turn evil in order to survive or are they going to turn to God in order to survive? Those will be the great division prophesied of. Those that choose to turn evil for survival will not survive. The survivors will be those that turned to God. Even the peepers that plan on heading to the hills and live a life of self-centerdness will be hunted down by those that are evil and will be faced with the same choice of which way to turn.
In the end God will send a man that has great faith. No, he will not be like the Terminator but just the opposite. He will be humble and meek yet will have great powers bestowed upon him. He will have the ability to move mountains through faith and to cause death of goes by merely commanding it. The evil ones will see him as a weak target and will beat him. When they do it will be their last victim for he will command them to be destroyed and it will happen.
It will be through that man that Jesus Christ’s Zion Kingdom will be realized. That kingdom will be different from all other kingdoms on earth because it will be based on love, freedom, and agency. The manner of living will be unique from everything you know. Within that kingdom there will be no poor yet there will be no socialism. The citizens of that society will be the happiest on earth and will enjoy divine protection from those that would try to destroy that kingdom and society. Within that society guns and weapons are not needed for protection. There will be no prisons or jails because they would be vacant if they were built. It will truly be a refuge for those that seek to follow Jesus Christ.
After the USA comes the rest of the world in being brought to a point of having to make a decision of whether to turn evil or to turn to God. Some will turn evil thinking that they are turning to God but in the end will discover that the god of hate and war is the wrong god.
It won't be until that Zion Kingdom has been well established before Jesus will come again. When He comes in the clouds in the sky all will see Him. Those that chose to be evil will be destroyed at that time for all will have had to choose and will have made their choice. His glory will be of such intensity that it will cause mountains to melt down. Those that chose to be evil will be burned by that glory at His coming.
The holy soirit has spoken through you. The person before you has let the devil dictate his words. We can pray that the devils strong hold on him wil not prevail to his death, for in the end we will ALL be judged and I want the cloak of Christ covering me. AMEN
I loved that Lewis clearly articulated the problem of evil and suffering better than most atheists, including Richard Dawkins. Yet he embraced a biblical worldview that had a far greater explanatory power than his atheism. And he passed it on to me and countless others.
Young people go to college unprepared intellectually for what they’ll face. Let’s feed them C.S. Lewis on evil and suffering before they hear the rants of atheist and agnostic college professors, most of them intellectual pygmies compared to Lewis. Let’s not leave it to the world to ask the hard questions — the Bible raises these very questions and answers them better than any other worldview. It was Lewis who first showed me that.
The remnants of Noah’s ark has been found in the Ararat mountains of Turkey. It was found buried underground but an aerial view showed the shape of what looked like a ship causing explorers to investigate and what they found is a perfect biblical description of Noah’s ark. From geographical measurements to descriptions of different levels inside. I have blind faith in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but true archaeological evidence of biblical descriptions are being found more and more frequently. Just read the book of Exodus and then check out Sodom and Gomorrah. In fact, also look up the discovery of Noah’s Ark. And those are two small examples of Bible truths being discovered
Check out ICR.org. These are scientists and researcher
God's Final Solution to Evil, Part 07
Evil is a reality in our world. Violence and brutality can be seen everywhere. The question is often asked, Why does a good God allow evil, and what is He doing about it? In the ninth chapter of Daniel, God outlines His solution to put an end to evil. The day will come when righteousness will triumph.
This is a popular objection to Christianity, and one that I myself have encountered numerous times during my conversations with non-believers. I’m sure the other authors have as well. And if you have, the challenge often becomes this: how do we deal with it? And if you haven’t heard this objection before, you may be a bit intimidated by charts that often flow through social media, such as this one:
It’s tempting to do as I once did, and attempt to go through and refute or explain every single supposed contradiction. I’m not going to do that in this post. While some are challenging to think through, many of the supposed contradictions are quite easily resolved. But there’s a more effective, and a more consistent, way to approach this problem than telling the one objecting that his or her first premise is based on errant information. It is this: the Bible does not have to be free of contradictions in order for Christianity to be true.
This is not the same as saying the Bible is outside of our Christianity, or that we don’t need it in any way. It doesn’t even mean that the Bible is full of contradictions as the charge claims. It simply means that even if we grant the objector that his or her claim is true, it does not then follow that Christianity is necessarily false. That’s bad logic.
Allow me to explain my claim a bit. The understanding of the skeptic is that Jesus’s claim to be the son of Jehovah, and our faith in that fact, is based solely on scripture. Discredit scripture, they think, and the entire system is then discredited. But the crux of our faith is based not on scripture, but on Jesus himself. This is a very important distinction, because there are numerous kinds of proofs we could point to in order to show the historicity of our ultimate proof of the claim that Jesus is God, the resurrection. For proof of the resurrection, we could point to the historicity of Jesus himself, how the body was never found, that other prophecies of Jesus came true, and that multiple eyewitness accounts record the resurrection for us.
“But wait, there you go pointing to the Bible again!”
Yes, I am pointing at the Bible – but necessarily an inerrant Bible. Even if you take away the claimed inspiration of the gospels, they still remain eyewitness accounts. Now let’s say you have four eyewitnesses of a murder. All four of the witnesses describe the same man killing the victim by slitting his throat. However, there are some discrepancies in their testimony – one describes the killer as six and a half feet tall, the other 6’4″. One says he was wearing black, another thinks it was dark blue. You would not think any of these witnesses were inspired by God, but would you doubt the crux of the matter, the important details that they agree on, because of the ones they don’t?
Moving beyond discussion of eyewitness testimony, there is an even more important fact: that the murder took place, whether those four men were there to see it or not. You see, even if the eyewitness testimony is discredited, the murder happened. It is an objective fact. If Christ did indeed rise from the dead, then He did so regardless of whether it was recorded accurately or not. Discrediting one source of proof may make it more difficult to prove that it did indeed happen, but it does not then follow that Christianity is false because of this – it simply means there is less evidence to support its being true. The burden of proof is still on the one making the claim that Christianity is false to prove why that is so.
Goel sat behind Jonathan as they continued their flight toward the Foundation. The angel watched the clouds speed by the window deep in thoughtful meditation. He felt the distress emanating from Jonathan, and he wished to comfort and assure his friend that his parents were in the hands of the Lord. However he felt it would be best if Jonathan dealt with this himself. The divine protector loved Jonathan dearly. But he knew that it was crucial that the young Rabin-Aziz find solace in the Lord for himself. So, Goel left Jonathan in silence.
For some reason, Goel's mind drifted to an event which had occurred many centuries ago:
Go'El had been summoned to the Throne of God for an audience with The Divine Presence. On Earth, the chosen children of Israel were in oppressive bondage from Egypt and Pharaoh Rameses II. God had sent his prophet, Moses, to the royal courts to demand the release of His people. But, in order for the Israelites to see that it would be His divine will that would free them from slavery, He caused Pharaoh's heart to be hardened. The ruler stubbornly refused Moses' demands. The Lord had told Moses that He would send ten plagues upon Egypt to persuade Pharaoh to release the ill-treated Israelites from slavery. The plagues were designed to contrast the power of Yahweh with the impotence of Egypt's various "gods," who were actually demonic presences that had infiltrated the nation with paganism and false worship. The plagues were the judgments on specific gods associated with the Nile, fertility, and natural phenomena. And all of the gods of Egypt were to be judged through the tenth and final plague. God Himself had declared that the culminating plague would break Pharaoh's resolve and bring the gods of Egypt into subjection.
Go'El knelt before the awesomely majestic regality of God as He said to him, "According to My will, I have sent all manner of plagues and pestilences against Egypt and her pharaoh! Water has been turned to blood! Frogs, lice, and flies have tormented the land and all within! I have sent pestilence to exterminate Egypt's livestock and cursed the people with boils! I have sent thunder, lightning, and fiery hail to rain down upon the land! Locusts have devastated the crops and green grasses of Egypt! I have sent an oppressive living darkness over Egypt, and yet Pharaoh will not relent! This is because I have willed it to be so!
"Now, finally, Pharaoh has declared that the firstborn of Israel is to die in retaliation against Me! From out of his own mouth, he has pronounced the final judgment upon himself and Egypt! I will slay the firstborn of Egypt! I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of men and beasts, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt! I am the LORD!!"
At that statement, thunder roared and lightning flashed above the throne, and Go'El felt the divine anger and righteous indignation of God flood through his being as he placed his head to the floor of the throne.
Humbly, Go'El said, "What is Thy will, my Master!"
The Lord lowered His voice and said, "As master of the Powers, you would send angels of death to do this, however. I require you to be My hand to perform this task "
Go'El kept his eyes lowered as the Lord continued.
"I have commanded Moses to inform all the Israelites to mark lamb's blood on the doorposts on every door so that My hand will pass over them. Those who do so will suffer the destroyer to come into their homes and smite them. Thus, Pharaoh will relent, and My will be accomplished! Go now and exact My vengeance!"
Go'El rose to his feet and spread his black wings.
"It will be as You command, Great Jehovah!"
Taking flight Go'El disappeared from the throne room in an implosion of light. Go'El reappeared above Egypt through a dimensional rift as a luminous, nebulous form that appeared over the moon eerily. The whole of the Mal'akhim Habbalah was dispatched to surround Egypt in an impenetrable wall of divine power to keep any evil entity from entering and to ensure no one escaped the wrath of the Lord. Once the angels of death and destruction were in place, Go'El alone was left to be the divine instrument through which God would exact His wrathful vengeance upon Egypt and her pharaoh. With slow and eerie deliberation, Go'El branched out over the land as a shimmering wisp of ethereal energy. And, at a height just above the trees, the Avenger of Holy Retribution exploded forth swiftly entering the homes of those who were without the mark of lamb.
With deadly earnestness, Go'El entered the Egyptians' homes and horribly wrenched the life out of every firstborn human and animal he encountered. The wails which cut through the darkness were the most gut wrenchingly pitiful moans that had never been heard in all the whole of the world. Firstborn men, women, and children were not spared as Go'El, the Hand of Death, exacted the Lord's vengeance upon the land. Not even the youngest of children escaped His wrath as he tore then" spirit from their bodies.
When he had done as the Lord commanded to the citizens of Egypt, Go'El turned his attention to the house of Rameses II. Gathering his angelic form at the entrance to Pharaoh's home, Go'El withdrew his sword and entered invisibly and began to slay number upon number of the firstborn of Pharaoh's household, from the firstborn of the slave girl at her hand mill to all the firstborn of the cattle as well. Death pervaded all over Pharaoh's house as the Avenger did his horrendous yet holy duty. His sword left not a mark on the bodies which Go'El struck but to the spirit. The blade was like the venom of a scorpion burning the soul like the flames of perdition before death overtook his victim. When he had done this, Go'El turned his attention to the throne.
Pharaoh was in his bedchambers, fearfully listening to the screams of agony that permeated through the whole of Egypt, wondering what sort of calamity could make the most hardened of the generals of Egypt's armies scream like frightened children. Suddenly, Pharaoh felt fear grip his heart like the icy cold of death, and his very body trembled with abject fear and irrational horror. His eyes went wide with dread as a shadow appeared before the entrance of his room making him wonder what could cause the most powerful ruler in the world cringe and tremble in a dismalness which shamed even him. Grabbing his sheets and pulling them up at an attempt to cover his face and hide his shame from whatever was behind the creeping darkness which filled his land with moans of death, Rameses saw what was causing all the trepidation that seized his people in its embrace.
Slowly appearing from out of nothing, Go'El showed his angelic form. Pharaoh whimpered like a small child as he took in the frighteningly beautiful form of the seraphim who was the personification of divine justice and retributive vengeance. Turning his flame-filled eyes onto Pharaoh, Go'El spread his obsidian black, star-filled six wings and pointed his magnificent sword at the trembling creature.
Pharaoh, who shook his head frightfully, whimpered, "No... not me..."
Locking his eyes with the ruler of Egypt, Go'El bared his teeth at Rameses who quite simply moaned and wet himself and his bed. The angel gave Rameses a chilling smile and while still bearing his teeth Goel moved off to enter the room of Pharaoh's firstborn son.
As he viewed the child, angelic and beautiful in his slumber, Go'El caught a glimpse of his future. As Pharaoh, this child would sweep across the land like the plagues which devastated Egypt and lay waste to the whole world. A powerful despot, he would completely break the spirits of Israel and drive the people into complete and utter despondency of miserable servitude which would last another 300 years. God knew this, and in His undeniable wisdom determined he must die for the sake of Israel. Looking intently at the child, who was sleeping peacefully, Go'El unflinchingly reached out and powerfully wrenched the child's living spirit from his body, which caused the child's small frame to be wracked with painful spasms. His tiny form jerked in a series of seizures, causing the boy to die in excruciatingly agonizing pain and horror. Rameses heard his son's anguished cry abruptly cut off, and he sprang from his bed and bolted to the boy's bedchambers only to find the dark angel holding the spirit of his son. Go'El glared at Rameses as he allowed the soul of his child to descend into the ground and the dark netherworld of the Abyss. His mission completed, Go'El unfurled his wings and left the room with a blast of wind that knocked Pharaoh to the ground. The angel could hear the Egyptian father weeping over the dead body of his firstborn son. Go'El departed Egypt leaving death in his wake, knowing that the freedom of the people of God had been secured.
$700 Quintillion Gold Asteroid to be Mined by NASA Paving the Way for Messiah to Arrive
What I see for them is not yet, What I behold will not be soon: A star rises from Yaakov, A scepter comes forth from Yisrael; It smashes the brow of Moab, The foundation of all children of Shet.” Numbers 24:17 (The Israel Bible™)
When scientists announced the discovery of a “golden asteroid”, their interests were in how this could open up the field of asteroid mining. But people who look to the heavens for more spiritual rewards saw different, more Redemptive implications for the discovery.
Discovered in 1852, Psyche 16, as it is named, is relatively close, parked in orbit between Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid is exceptional in several respects. It is one of the ten most massive asteroids in the asteroid belt with an average diameter of approximately 140 miles, making it the most massive M-type (metallic) asteroid discovered to date. Psyche is so massive enough that its gravitational effect on other asteroids can be observed, which enables scientists to measure its mass. The results indicated that Psyche was incredibly dense. Unlike most other asteroids that are rocky or icy bodies, scientists think the M-type (metallic) asteroid 16 Psyche is comprised mostly of metallic iron and nickel similar to Earth’s core.
What it’s worth
Scientists at NASA are now planning a mission that will be the first stage in a program to mine the minerals of Psyche 16. Targeted to launch in August of 2022, the Psyche spacecraft would arrive at the asteroid in early 2026, orbiting for 21 months to do a complete study of the space rock. This will be NASA’s first mission to a metal planet. This may sound fantastic with the astronomical costs far outweighing the results however experts estimate the asteroid’s worth at $700 quintillion. For those who have never had a quintillion dollars, one quintillion is a one followed by 18 zeroes. To put that into perspective, it is feared that a sudden influx of such wealth could crash the global economy which is valued at a paltry $75.5 trillion.
This mission to Psyche 16 was intended as a first step in a larger initiative to mine the asteroid belt but several other missions are already underway. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is orbiting an asteroid called Bennu, which has an estimated value of $700 million. The Japanese have sent a probe to another asteroid, Ryugu, with an estimated worth of $82.86 billion. Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources each plan to mine the 2011 UW158 asteroid, worth up to $5.7 trillion.
Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, was pleasantly surprised when he heard of the discovery. But his amusement turned to shock when he heard of NASA’s response which, he explained, did not relate to the asteroid’s place in the final redemption.
“The Bibles explicitly describes an astronomical phenomenon, the Star of Jacob, that will presage the Messiah,” Rabbi Berger said, citing a verse from the section of the Torah in which the non-Jewish prophet, Balaam, blessed the Children of Israel.
What I see for them is not yet, What I behold will not be soon: A star rises from Yaakov, A scepter comes forth from Yisrael; It smashes the brow of Moab, The foundation of all children of Shet. Numbers 24:17
“Jewish sources, most notably the Zohar, describe stars and other things that happen in the heavens before the Messiah comes,” Rabbi Berger said. He suggested a reason behind this, referring to the copper serpent Moses was commanded to make as a cure for anyone who was bitten by a snake in the desert.
Moshe made a copper serpent and mounted it on a standard; and when anyone was bitten by a serpent, he would look at the copper serpent and recover. Numbers 21:9
“They were not praying to the snake, but when they turned their eyes upward, they were reminded to pray to heaven,” Rabbi Berger explained. “In the end-of-days, we will all be looking up at the heavens because of these stars. Some people will only be able to see gold and silver, or their own intellect and their own glory, while others will be looking for God.”
A promise of redemption
Rabbi Berger went on to explain that according to Jewish sources, the final Geula (redemption) will mirror the Exodus from Egypt. The rabbi cited a verse from the Bible in which God described the period of slavery in Egypt, while promising that the Jews will be rewarded with great wealth for their suffering.
And He said to Avram, “Know well that your offspring shall be strangers in a land not theirs, and they shall be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years; but I will execute judgment on the nation they shall serve, and in the end they shall go free with great wealth. Genesis 15:14
Just as the Jews left Egypt with great wealth, precisely as God promised, the period of the final Geula will be part of that same promise and will be marked by unprecedented wealth,” Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News. “Some of Israel took this gift and used it to make the Golden Calf. Others used it for the Tabernacle. We are blessed to live in a period of unprecedented wealth and are being given the same choice.”
The rabbi suggested that this wealth and the potential for wealth that exceeds what is currently available on earth may suggest what form the final Geula will take.
“Some people mistakenly believe that the Messiah will result from a difficult process of suffering. That is not accurate,” Rabbi Berger said. He explained that if we do not merit the Messiah, the final redemption could come in a terrifying manner characterized by horrific wars, plagues, and natural disasters. The other possibility, the rabbi explained, is that the Messiah would be incredibly pleasant.
“This is what we call achishena,” Rabbi Berger said. “If we merit it, the Messiah will come before its appointed time in a gradual, drawn-out process accented by miracles. This is the Messiah that will be accompanied by heavenly signs, perhaps even asteroids made of solid gold.”
Jesus rose already get over it
Wow. much sophistry here.
‘White people’ is a concept that was invented by the English ruling-class.
Read your ID. It reads “white”, but that’s a social-construct just like ‘god’.
Somehow, seemingly most white atheists believe it as real as the rocks and stars.
That’s the ‘whiteness delusion’.
These facts will not go away.
You can either equate pernicious social-constructs or admit that you choose not to equate them, which is hypocrisy.
Atheists would not accept the designation of Christian or any other religion being forced upon them, but have no problem with ‘whiteness’ being forced upon them by the state.
That is selective reasoning and morality.
The claim of Atheists is they use reasoning above ideologies, but yet they ignore the pernicious ideologies that serve them.
Atheists know about fallacious reasoning, except for their own.
It’s time to examine this belief.
President Trump has a peace offer on the table for Israel and the "palestinians" that includes but is not limited to $50 Billion for the "palestinians" if they will simply recognize Israel’s right to exist. It does indeed sound like the “Deal of the Century.” We will have to wait and see what the "palestinians" decide after the entire deal is presented.
As you may know, Israel is going to elections on September 17, 2019. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been elected Prime Minister of Israel five (5) consecutive times, knows that peace can’t be made with the "palestinians" who have turned down 19 out of 19 peace proposals since the year 1919, and have broken every cease-fire agreement ever tabled, consistently firing rockets into Israeli civilian population, thereby committing international war crimes with the blessing of the United Nations. That is only one small piece of the pie that Israel is victim of.
It is possible that on Israel’s election day (September 17, 2019), someone other than PM Netanyahu could win. Some of PM Netanyahu’s rivals are determined to make peace with the "palestinians" despite their history of peace-proposal rejections and cease-fire violations. According to the Jerusalem Post, the "palestinians" hope that PM Netanyahu’s inexperienced rivals win.
Regardless of who wins this election, it appears that a peace treaty between Israel and the "palestinians" is around the corner.
As you know, the Bible speaks of a 7-year peace treaty. The "palestinians" will break this peace treaty at 3 1/2 years (Daniel 9:27). The reason for this is that centuries ago, Islam’s ‘Prophet’ Mohammed made a peace treaty with the Meccans because he couldn’t defeat them, the same way that Islam can’t defeat Israel now. Mohammed used the ‘peace time’ to strengthen his military. When Mohammed thought the time was right, he broke the peace treaty and attacked the Meccans when they least expected it, because the Meccans thought the peace treaty was in effect. Because the Meccans weren’t expecting to be attacked, Mohammed defeated them in less than 24 hours. As a result, making and breaking peace treaties with those that Islam wants to conquer became an Islamic principle of war, simply called “Al-Hudebiya” or “Hudebiya."
In the Biblical 7-year peace treaty, the moslems will break it at 3 1/2 years (Daniel 9:27). Jerusalem will be surrounded by armies and made desolate (Luke 21:20). Islam has already stolen the Jewish Temple Mount, and are going to steal the coming Jewish Third Temple when their 12th imam arrives so he can sit in it and claim that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:4). (The Third Temple will probably be built during the first 3 1/2 years of peace.) The Islamic Black Stone will be brought to the Temple Mount (Matthew 24:15) and it will be given a mouth to speak (Revelation 13:5 of the Bible, and the islamic writing Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 961; Ibn Maajah, 2944, The Black Stone #3). Everyone who refuses to convert to Islam will be killed (Revelation 20:4; Daniel 7:23, 25.) This will happen for 1,290 days (Daniel 12:11) which is the remaining 3 1/2 years of the 7-year peace treaty. Messiah Yeshua/Christ Jesus will return at approximately 1,335 days (Daniel 12:12). At that time, He will destroy Islam (Revelation 21:1-4; Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 11:6-9; Revelation 21:19-27). The thousand-year reign of Christ follows, etc.
There is speculation that the mark of the beast is a microchip. But is it reasonable to believe that Christians will be beheaded for not taking a microchip? (Revelation 20:4)
Some of you may know about the Christian persecution going on in the world right now that isn’t making the mainstream news: Christians are almost extinct in the Middle East. (You can also Google Images of Christian persecution in the Middle East.) Our brethren there are dying at the hand of Islam because they are refusing to deny Christ and convert to Islam.
Since the 7-year peace treaty appears to be around the corner, there is no time for speculation about what the mark of the beast is or isn’t. Our making the right decision will determine our eternity for sure (Revelation 14:9-11).
Simple. People don’t believe He is coming back again because they don’t believe that He came the first time. Many people are quick to try and disprove Jesus’ existence and label Him as a mythical fable simply out of ignorance. The same skeptics who viciously attack people with Christian beliefs, are the same people who have never opened a Bible in their life, and if they have, they nit-pick at verses they want to read and twist them out of context to better suit their argument. I believe speaker Ravi Zacharias once said that truth in the hands of someone who hates truth, is only ammunition for them to be even more misguided (paraphrasing). It’s a sad truth that so many people are becoming atheists, especially in an age where we are entering the end times. It isn’t easy to convince someone that the Bible is true or that Jesus is real, but it is more possible when that person accepts their imperfections and accepts Jesus into their heart, and when they are open to listen and reading what the Bible says in its entirety. In terms of realizing that Christ is coming back simply has to do with how aware they are to their surroundings. The signs of His second coming are numerous, there are prophecies from the Old Testament that are coming true as we speak, yet people are blissfully ignorant to these warnings, so they aren’t taking God’s Word seriously enough. All we can do is lead as many people to Christ as we can before it’s too late. Hope this helped!
The real problem for us mere humans God gave us free will, choose him or not. He gave us a comllex brain. The 10 commandments are put into place and are here for our protection. Cause and effect. Put your hand in the fire and you will get burned. All the things that are in the 10 commandments if not adhered could have deadly consequences. There is only one that is perfect, JESUS. Jesus isthe there for us. He is the one who pleads our case to the Father. If the name of Jesus is not beautiful to your ears then maybe you are listening to the wrong being. AMEN