Monday, August 31, 2009
Codex-HR2749-H1N1,Its about control . All of the new laws are about Control. You can see it in the Bible
Friday, August 28, 2009
7 years of tribulation.. a well conconcocted catholic lie most protestants believe.. gobble up. The Bible deals with this misunderstanding
7 years of tribulation.
Is there to be a 7 year tribulation soon? Is this a Biblical fact? Many preachers today call this seven year period the prophesied "great tribulation" that all of mankind is about to witness. Is this true? Can this be backed by Scripture? Or is this a lie of Antichrist and his preachers to hide the truth? Looking into the not so distant past we see some tribulations of mankind that appear rather intense. Could this be the prophesied great tribulation? Or are we to witness another time of tribulation? Take the holocaust of the Jewish nation for example. This was an intensely evil event almost everyone on earth knows about. Over 6 million men women and children were slaughtered simply because Satan was able to convince a few of his followers to kill them. An infamous period that has been burned into history for all time! One would think that this has to be the most Satanic thing mankind has ever done to his fellow man under the direction of the devil. Sadly I must say, this is not the worst that has ever occurred. Not by a long shot.
Most preachers today get this seven year tribulation prophecy out of Daniel and Revelation. Some even go so far as to split it in half declaring a three and a half year of tribulation on the horizon. What does the Bible say about all this? Are they correct? Or does the Word of God reveal something they aren't sharing on all this?
Revelation 13:5 speaks of this time of great tribulation as forty two months. "...and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months." The forty two months of Rev 13:5 and the "a time, and times and dividing a time" of Daniel 7:25 actually equal the same thing. As well all know by simply reading a calendar, the 42 months of Revelation 13: 5 equals "3 1/2 years" Daniel describes the length of this great tribulation to be, a "a time" (one year) "and times" (two years) "and the dividing of time" (half a year ). Now just do the math. 1 year + 2 years + half a year = three and a half years, or forty two months like Revelation 13:5 describes it. It gets better yet! Revelation 12:6 confirms all this when it says that the church of Jesus would hide in the wilderness for exactly 1260 days. 42 months, or 3 and a half years actually equals 1260 days. Still, some will say that 42 months does NOT equal 1260 days because all our months do not equal 30 days each. What they fail to realize is at the time these prophecies were penned, all months in the Hebrew calendar were 30 days each. So whenever a month is mentioned in prophecy, students of prophecy understand it to be 30 days in length.
To further understand the forty and two months, or the time, and time and diving a time, that the beast will reign, we must first find the method of time the Bible declares for prophecy. God says in Ezekiel 4:6 "I have appointed thee each day for a year" And we also find the Bible acknowledges a month to be 30 days long. Because in, Genesis 7:11 we see the rain started on the 17 day of the 2nd month, and in Genesis 8:3,4 we find the water receded at the end of 150 days. Then it says the ark rested on the 17th day of the 7th month. That's exactly 5 months to the day. If we divide the 150 days by the 5 months you get 30 days per month. So 42 months multiplied by 30 equals 1260. And according to Ezekiel 4:6, that's 1260 years that Papal Rome would reign.
Historical records reveal the papacy began its reign in 538 AD upon Emperor Justinian's decree, and under the military protection of Belisarius. And the Bible says the beast will rule for EXACTLY 1260 years before receiving a mortal wound. Now it's just a matter of simple mathematics. It is also a grand method by which to see the Lord glorified. If the prophecy is correct, 1260 years after 538 AD the Beast must receive a mortal wound. If you add 1260 years to the "official" beginning year for the Roman Catholic church became a "church and state" religion, 538 AD, you will arrive in the year 1798 AD. According to the Bible we are told the first reign of the Beast will last till the year 1798 . So, did it end in 1798, and how? First understand, according to the prophecy, we learn that, "He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword..." Revelation 13:10.
The prophecy is telling us that the beast would be destroyed with the sword (sword = military) at the end of its reign of exactly 1260 years. Did this happen to Papal Rome in 1798...? YES IT DID! On February 10th Napoleon Bonaparte in that EXACT year 1798 A.D. sent his General Louis Alexandre Berthier, with his army into Rome, Italy. It is recorded... "In 1798 General Berthier made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal government, and established a secular one." -Encyclopedia Britannica 1941 edition
That's Exactly 42 prophetic months, or 1260 years, or a time, and time, and dividing a time after the Papacy began its powerful reign that the Pope "shall go into captivity" by the military! By the way, shortly after his captivity the Pope did in fact die in exile.
Ok.. for the important end of it all for some folks. The prophecy declares this to be a great tribulation time for the church. In fact, Jesus does state that there will be a great tribulation before His return. (I will get back to this later) So is there to be a great tribulation? Or was there already one that was covered up, or conveniently forgotten? Historic fact is, the total of Christians killed by the Roman Catholic church is at least 25 times greater than the 6 million killed by Hitler and the Catholic church! Over 150 MILLION Christians lost their lives in the most horrendous ways known to man during the time Jesus prophesied to be the GREAT TRIBULATION in Matthew 24. Some valid sources put that number at 500 million dead. That's over 83 times more then Hitler! A number as large as 150 million or 500 million had to have been mentioned in prophecy! Was it?
The Vatican admitted on March 12, 2000 that they killed these followers of Christ in a bevy of torturous ways. This church boiled in oil, burned alive, sawed in half, buried alive, skinned alive, crushed to death, stretched to death, hanged, impaled, drawn and quartered, drowned, cast off cliffs hundreds of millions of Christians. Many were tortured in ways that would bring tears to even the hardest hearts. Yet many preachers today declare unto all that this day is soon in coming? They are in essence declaring Jesus lied, and those 150 or 500 million could not have been what He meant when He spoke of a great tribulation. In fact, they declare that Jesus will come back and secretly remove all the Christians and leave the rest behind to deal with 7 years of tribulation. I ask, is this true? Can the Bible confirm this? Or will the Bible expose this as a lie?
Before going further, I must make it known why the Vatican and others that preach this error have preached a 7 year tribulation. You must understand the main reason this is occurring. The real culprit of these deaths is the un-renowned master at making certain historical facts difficult to find. Rome has to do this so the world won't know who really did kill these 500 million Christians under direct orders of Hell. They must do this so they can appear holy in the eyes of those it has sitting in its pews. If the people knew, they would leave the church! The Vatican has openly lied about these historic facts for hundreds of years to its church goers as well as those outside this Synagogue of Satan to save face. However, just recently, Pope John Paul II did in fact admit in his globally publicized "mea culpa" that the Roman Catholic church killed hundreds of millions of men women and children because they would not embrace Catholicism over and above the faith of Jesus Christ they learned of in the Bible. The mea culpa of John Paul II was an actual admission to those that do read their Bibles that the Vatican is truly the home of Antichrist. The Bible says only one entity will kill the children of the Lord in such a grand scale as this. Sad thing is, most of the world does not read their Bibles as the prophet Amos predicted for today. (See Amos 8:11) And most of those that do read bibles are unable to understand prophecy because of multiple reasons. Whether it be a lack of faith, a lack of desire to study His Word, false pastors and teachers, or a re-written bible, they simply cannot see the truth as it is written. So simply don't believe in prophecy making it impossible for them to realize what time it is in the prophetic clock.
When the Pope admitted to doing what the Word says Antichrist would do, THE MAJORITY OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD MISSED IT! They only saw a weak frail old man asking for forgiveness for sins of the past. The worldly Christians missed what happened that day completely! The Pope actually admitted his church did what prophecy stated ANTICHRIST WOULD DO during the time Jesus described as the Great Tribulation! The Pope admitted on March 12, 2000 in his "Mea Culpa" that the Roman Catholic church KILLED THOSE CHRISTIANS!! Every Newspaper, TV Anchorman, Preacher, Pastor, Politician or layperson shared what the pope and his priests admitted to. So... why did the world miss that prophetic fact? Because they can't understand the prophecies that described this beast thanks to all the false preachers, teachers and pastors they trust. Another reason is, the Devil loves to spit in the face of the Lord. He loves to play his major role as an "accuser of the brethren" to the Father of Creation! He loves to spew out words such as this... "Look! Your Bible openly predicted I would do this act! Look your Bible openly stated I would infiltrate a Christian church to destroy the faith of billions and even kill untold numbers! And look, I had my man in Rome tell the whole world we did exactly what your Bible said I would do! And all your loving Christians embrace me! MOST of your children are ignoring your warnings Jesus! Look! I have them where I want them! They truly trust in my man in Rome as your man because I've convinced them to put down their Bibles and ignore all the prophecies you designed to wanr them! He does all that your Bible said he would do for me!! And your children refuse to read their Bibles and see this! Soon I will stand as you when I proclaim myself Jesus Chirst and they will worship me before your very eyes! And to think! They would have all been saved if they only listened TO YOU Jesus!"
Now I would like to share with you the Words of Jesus Christ Himself as He spoke of the GREAT TRIBULATION. Be prepared to find out something no one has ever told you before. I pray you also understand by the short preface I just shared that there is a reason they hid this from you. They don't want you to be ready for the Lord's arrival. They want you to be looking for a diffrenent prophetic fulfillment rather then the final one. Biblical fact is, the children of the Lord do understand prophecy. That is why Jesus does NOT come as a thief in the night to His child. And here is Biblical proof of that fact.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, "But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night."
1 Thessalonians 5:4-6, "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober."
Most preachers refuse to share those verses with you simply because if they do share them they fear you will want more information so as to be ready. Problem is, they don't have any more info because they never study prophecy which would in turn teach them of the urgency of the times we live in as well as inform them how to ready themselves. What's worse, they know they don't have the answers their flock seek in the area of prophecy, so they stop short in the Word to prevent them from questioning their message and bombarding them with embarrassing questions that may get them removed from the pulpit due to lack of knowledge. An excellent example o this is the infamous "Left Behind" video series. They twist a few verses all throughout the movie to make it appear there will be a 7 year great tribulation. But when it comes time for the great tribulation to begin in the movie, THEY LITERALLY END THE MOVIE!! Why? Because they cannot preach lies using Scripture! You cannot back up man's words with God's Word. It simply can't be done! So, they choose to "suggest" their message, twist a few verses to make it appear valid, and then run off.
So... Is there a 7 year tribulation in the future? Or has it already happened? Fact is, you're about to find out IT DID ALREADY OCCUR! Jesus declared "certain prophecies" MUST be fulfilled directly after the great tribulation of Matthew 24. See here the documented proof that THOSE PROPHECIES HAVE IN FACT BEEN FULFILLED, and they were ffulfilled directly after a time in History when the Vatican killed over 500 million innocent Christians.
This is proven by historians ..ie In A.D.66 when Cestius came against the city, but unaccountably withdrew, the Christians discerned in this the sign foretold by Christ, and fled while 1,100,000 Jews are said to have been killed in the terrible siege in A.D. 70. (The attack of the Roman warrior Titus occurred in 70AD killing the 1,100,000 Jews) Eusebius, Church History, book 3, chap. 5
The Christians living at the time Cestius came against the city, and then withdrew, understood exactly what was happening. They remembered the prophecy Jesus made in Matthew 24:15,16 and fled to the mountains before the Roman army returned in 70AD with Titus. Could it be Cestius was "casing the joint" as we say in today's lingo? For whatever reason, the Lord saw fit to warn His children in advance of this day and they glorified Him by believing His prophetic statements and fleeing as He suggested they should. As the history book records we see that the non-believing Jews in the city saw no danger when Cestius stopped by. And because they chose to deny Jesus and ignore His prophecy, they paid for their disbelief with their very lives! 1,100,000 men woman and children DIED when Titus returned to burn Jerusalem to the ground. They could have all been spared a horrible death had they just believed in this one mere prophecy of our Lord! Think about today and all the prophecies that have been fulfilled over the years in just our lifetime alone. What an honor, to be loved so deeply by the Almighty Creator that He would warn us in advance like this.
After I read about this prophetic event as a young Christian I understood the importance of prophecy and why the Lord saw fit to bless us with it. I actually saw two reasons for His prophecy.
(1) PROPHECY GLORIFIES GOD IN HIS TRUTH
(2) IT'S GOD'S PERFECT METHOD OF WARNING HIS CHILDREN!
When we see the Almighty's prophecy come to light with 100% accuracy like this, we see a true and awesome Creator who knows all, has created all, and does in fact see all. We also see a God that loves His children so much that He actually writes them a book that shares with them the one true and accurate method by which to live and prepare themselves for His eternal Kingdom. Which by the way, is VERY soon in coming as you will soon see.
PROPHECY # 2
THE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS WILL EXPERIENCE A GREAT PERSECUTION, OR "TRIBULATION" BEFORE HIS RETURN
- Matthew 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."
This Great Tribulation that Jesus speaks of here in Matthew 24 is one prophecy that is so often taken out of context. It is actually taught by some as being at some time in the future. But what about all the history books that record the Dark Ages with such unintentional prophetic accuracy? Are we to assume that this documented period in history is one that should be forgotten, or looked at lightly? Are we supposed to say that over 500 Million Christians slaughtered for their faith in Jesus as being a time in history that isn't recorded in God's Prophetic Word? Does not the book of Revelation, as well as Daniel speak of a period of persecution occurring? Does it not plainly state Antichrist will attack and kill many Christians? On my page entitled, "7 Year Trib, Fact or Fiction" I share graphic evidence that will no doubt shock you. Most true seekers of Truth that read that page agree, it's amazing how such a blunt mand well known time in history has been so easily clouded over by the agents of Rome as a time that Christ overlooked in prophecy. (See my book, "The Second Window" for an in depth look at the truth about this as well.) Think about it for a moment... All the history books in every library on earth record a period of time with intense religious persecution. Here are just a few excerpts..."For teaching faith contrary to the teaching of the Church of Rome, history records the martyrdom of more than 100 million people." Brief Bible Readings p. 16
Under the bloody maxims those persecutions were carried on, from the eleventh and twelfth centuries almost to the present day, which stand out on the page of history. After the signal of open martyrdom had been given in the canons of Orleans, there followed the extirpation of the Albigenses, under the form of a crusade, the establishment of the inquisition, the cruel attempts to extinguish the Waldenses, the martyrdoms of the Lollards, the cruel wars to exterminate the Bohemians, the burning of Huss and Jerome, and multitudes of other confessors, before the Reformation; and afterwards, the ferocious cruelties practised in the Netherlands, the martyrdoms of queen Mary's reign, the extinction, by fire and sword, of the reformation in Spain and Italy, by fraud and open persecution in Poland, the massacre of Bartholomew, the persecution of the Huguenots by the League,... and all the cruelties and perjuries connected with the revocation of the edict of Nantz [Nantes]. These are the more open and conspicuous facts which explain the prophecy, besides the slow and secret murders of the holy tribunal of the inquisition. -Rev. T. R. BIRKS, M.A., The Four Prophetic Empires, and the Kingdom of Messiah (1845 ed.) pp. 248, 249The church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind, will be questioned by no Protestant who has a compentant knowledge of history. The memorials, indeed, of many of her persecutions are now so scanty that it is impossible to form a complete conception of the multitudes of victims, and it is quite certain that no powers of imagination can adequately realize their sufferings. -W.E.H. LECKY, History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, (Reprint; New York: Braziller, 1955) Vol.2 pp. 40-45
The Dark Ages have been recorded in almost every history book available today, however, you may find that some of the modern day history books have altered or even omitted certain historical facts that can be easily researched in most local libraries. Rome has been able to do this over the course of our lifetime alone. Everyone knows about the Inquisitions, the crusades, and all the tirades across the Globe that this church has bragged about in days of old. But do any of the preachers or teachers speak of this time as beign a prophetic event recorded in the Word of God? No they have not. Rome has even stepped into the learning institutions to assure they won't even be taught these truths before they become pastors. However, the Internet has arrived, and now everyone on Earth has access to the largest library of information known to man. This is one of the main reasons the Pope decided to apologize to the world in his "mea-culpa" of March 12, 2000 for torturing and killing all those Christians. Almost anyone with access to a computer, can now verify just what Rome did. Not ALL the books were destroyed. And many of them are now accessible ONLINE! In fact, it no longer matters if your in a poor country, or unable to buy such a book. They now have Internet Cafe's in most countries, and in the USA your local libraries allow anyone to sit down and browse the World Wide Web for FREE! All the doctored history books in the world can't change the fact that Rome tortured and killed those innocent people. We have more proof now than did the innocent people living in that day!
Think of it, 100 MILLION! That actually dwarfs Hitler's holocaust by comparison! Some historians, like John Foxe, of Foxe's book of Martyrs are even estimating the death toll at just over 500 MILLION! This period was indeed the most extensive attack to date ever on the true Christian church in the history of mankind. But still, some preachers will go so far as to say this day is yet to come. Don't let those preachers of error scare you into thinking it's better to be a sinner than a saint because of a precarious future ahead. Of course all Christians will become extremely un-popular soon, and they will experience a short time of trouble as well as the "...time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it." [Jeremiah 30:7] We have an Almighty and Loving Heavenly Father that will protect and keep us during the trouble Jeremiah speaks of. However, the wicked will be all alone when the "time of Jacob's trouble" is realized. They haven't learned how to trust and rely on the God of all creation for protection in this intense time. And those that knowing the Truth concerning these facts waited until the troubles started to walk with Christ, they too will be found lost when Christ arrives. For they do not love Christ as Lord, and seek to please Him with their lives. They only seek Him as a way out of Hellfire, and this is not why He came. Sure, those that follow Christ will escape damnation. But this is not why we follow Him. We do so because we love Him.
Yes there is indeed a time of spiritual as well as physical trouble coming to this planet very soon, however, when the plagues do begin to fall, it is entirely directed toward the wicked, NOT the Christian! The Bible states very plainly that the children of God will be spared the seven last plagues of Revelation. The Un-Believer is the one that has the wrath of God poured upon him, and this wrath is poured WITHOUT mercy!
- Revelation 14:9,10 "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:"
100 Million Christians, perhaps 500 Million! And they were all killed because the apostate Roman Catholic church thought they were doing God a favor by their terrorist methods of evangelizing! This brings to mind another prophecy that Jesus makes in the book of John about how the children of God will actually be persecuted by their very own religious leaders.
- JESUS SAID IN... John 16:2 "They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service."
Were you aware thet the Pope almost echoed verbatim what Christ said in this passage? The Pope of Rome admitted in his mea culpa on March 12, 2000 that the Vatican thought they were doing God's will when they tortured and killed all those people! To think that some religious leaders have actually been blinded so much that they think torturing a person, sometimes for days on end, and then eventually killing that person rather than preaching the Gospel to them is the method Jesus would have instructed them to do. This is evidence of the power and ability of a diabolical enemy we have found ourselves engaging. Nevertheless, don't let that slow you down one bit. For the Word says... "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." [Philippians 4:13]
The next three prophecies are a bit on the extraordinary in manner. Some would say shocking. I honestly believe that this is no mistake. I believe Jesus planned it that way so that when the prophecy comes to be, it can in no way be mistaken for anything less than fulfillment.
I will not be a bit surprised if you never knew these next three prophecies were actually fulfilled. The enemy has been very busy keeping these facts hidden from the general public. This has been going on for many hundreds of years. Rome has been very crafty in making sure certain facts were hidden from the general public.
Whenever an event occurs in history of Biblical proportions, the media of the day always seems to do a hush hush on it. Not unlike today in fact. They always seem to use the reason for playing it down to be that they want to prevent wide spread panic. I have recently noticed watching the TV news, many times a reporter will report an event that was actually prophesied in the Bible. But later the story will be absolutely impossible to find repeated on any other newscast or network. It's almost as if they realized their snafu of letting the prophecy confirmation air, and then decided to do a hush hush job on it to spare us the details. These next three prophecies are just like that. History does however record them in vivid detail. So be ready to see a prophecy of old come to light this very day. I have talked with many Christians about these prophecies, and with true honesty, I have to say that over 90% were amazed that they never knew of these particular facts!
PROPHECY # 3,4, & 5 are ALL found in Matthew 24:29, and proclaimed by Jesus Himself!
PROPHECY # 3
THE SUN WILL BE TURNED TO DARKNESS
- Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:"
... If every luminous body in the universe had been shrouded in impenetrable shades, or struck out of existence, the darkness could not have been more complete. A sheet of white paper held within a few inches of the eyes was equally invisible with the blackest velvet." -SAMUEL TENNEY, Letter (1785) in Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, part 1, vol.1 (1792 ed.), pp.97,98The remarkable Dark Day of May 19, 1780, is described by Samuel Williams of Harvard, The professor relates... "between the hours of ten and eleven a.m., and continued until the middle of the next night,... Candles were lighted up in houses; ... the birds having sung their evening songs, disappeared, and became silent;... the fowls retired to roost; ... the cocks were crowing all around, as at the break of day; ... objects could not be distinguished but at a very little distance; and everything bore the appearance and gloom of night." -Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences [through 1783], vol.1 pp. 234,235.)
How can anyone deny such documented testimonies? Did you notice who these testimonies were from? A YALE president... The Historical Society of Massachusetts... And a HARVARD professor! These are credible witnesses! Over Sixteen and a half centuries earlier, the Lord Jesus said that after the tribulation period (1260 year dark ages) ended, these signs would begin to appear! And as we always see with the prophecy of an Almighty Omnipotent God... THE SIGNS OF HIS COMING DID INDEED BEGIN TO APPEAR
Some of you are probably a little shocked right now. Some of you may have always believed this day was still to arrive. Don't let that bother you though, you found out today, just as the Lord had planned for some of you. The enemy has been very cunning in his ability to hide the truth from many people for thousands of years. Today's time is no exception, as a matter of fact, today is more likely to be a conglomerate of confusing demonic lying attacks on the truth mainly because "...the devil is come down... having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. " [Revelation 12:12] So expect the worse people. Absolutely every aspect of battle, every scrap of lying wonders, is being showered on mankind with such density that it boggles the mind.
I have noticed something a bit obvious though. The enemy has a tendency to always show his hand. Take for example, the fact that so many people have trouble believing in Jesus today. The devil has geared his attack directly upon faith in Jesus! How obvious is that, I ask? One can actually find the truth by merely looking at what threatens the devil the most! It's truly become that obvious, and rightly so. It's the end times and the devil knows his time is short. Certain aspects of his attack are being exposed mainly because so many have fallen for his lies that their hidden agendas are bound to leak out and become visible to all. I am not alone in this either. Many have noticed the signs and have realized this proves the enemy knows his time is extremely short. It is easily noticed by watching the way mankind has played the trends as well.
Let me explain... In the 50's we had greasers and Fonzie types as a method of sin exploration. In the 60's we had the beatniks. In the 70's we had the hippies and free love. In the 80's it was the leisure suit clad Disco scene that enticed many into a world of sin. But look at the 90's and later. Every single method of the past is back! They are all playing out all at the same time, including some new decadent trends as well. It's almost as if the enemy is saying... "I had them dying on a daily basis using these methods in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's. Why not get them to recall the trends of the past in one last hoorah before game over!" It's a fact people! Visit any big city and you will see people emulating trends of the 50's through the 90's all at the same time! These young people (and old alike) are seeking an answer to their inner self in places that are extremely deadly. The devil has convinced them that they have found themselves and need not look to the Bible for the answer. It's so sad and even ironic. They are searching for peace, and the very things that can give them peace is what they avoid at all costs! .
PROPHECY # 4
THE MOON WILL BE TURNED TO THE APPEARANCE OF BLOOD
- Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:"
We see here that the prophecy states that the moon will not give her light directly after the sun is darkened. I like looking to the book of Joel to further illustrate this prophecy. Joel actually explains why the moon will not give her light and shine in her normal brilliance. We also understand this is speaking of the same prophetic event, because Joel places it in the same chronological order as Christ does in Matthew 24.
- Joel 2:31 "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come."
We see why in the book of Joel that the moon will have trouble shining on that day. It will appear to look as if it's covered in blood. This isn't the only reason I went to this particular verse. The reference to the bloody appearance is an important aspect in this prophecy. The Lord knew man would see the moon in this condition and comment on its apparent shade of crimson.. Historical Fact The moon was at it's full, and had the appearance of blood. Stone's History of Massachusetts "There was an appearance of midnight at noonday," and in the evening, although the moon was just past full, "perhaps it was never darker since the children of Israel left the house of bondage." In connection with this extraordinary phenomenon the moon was reported to appear red. (Letter signed "Viator" in the Independent Chronical [Boston], May 25, 1780, p.2; see also the Pennsylvania Evening Post [Philadelphia], June 6, 1780, p. 62)
By the way, not only was the moon full this day, it was on the inner side of the planet's orbit. This means those cunning skeptics out there can't claim a lunar eclipse as the culprit for this prophetic event. Most everyone I know either owns, or knows someone that owns a computer, or has access to the Internet. I suggest you check the lunar charts for the date May 19 1780 to verify this event. You are bound to have no trouble confirming this fact. PLUS... An eclipse can never last all day and all night. Unless of course the sun stopped dead in its tracks for 24 hours. (This can, and has happened by the way... See Joshua 10:12-14)
Is this not awesome? The prophecy states that the moon will not give her light. Then Joel confirms it is an authentic prophetic event by telling us it's because it appears as blood. Then many hundreds of years later after Christ declares this prophetic event for us in Matthew 24, we see it recorded as fact in the newspapers and media of the day that the moon had in fact the appearance of blood on a dark and sunless day!
PROPHECY # 5
THE STARS SHALL FALL FROM HEAVEN
- Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:"
Documented Records reveal...
An eyewitness reported "This language of the prophet has always been received as metaphorical. Yesterday it was literally fulfilled,... as no man before yesterday had conceived to be possible that it should be fulfilled... Were I to hunt through nature for a simile, I could not find one so apt to illustrate the appearance of the heavens as that which St. John uses in the prophecy... They were what the world understands by the name of "Falling Stars" -Eyewitness account in the New York Journal of Commerce, vol.8, no.534, Saturday, Nov 16,1833 Edition.
"The morning of November 13th, 1833," says an eyewitness, a Yale astronomer, "was rendered memorable by an exhibition of the phenomenon called shooting stars, which was probably more extensive and magnificent than any similar one hitherto recorded... Probably no celestial phenomenon has ever occurred in this country since its first settlement, which was viewed with so much admiration and delight by one class of spectators, or with so much astonishment and fear by another class." -DENISON OLMSTED in The American Journal of Science and Arts, vol. 25 (1834), pp. 363, 364
"From the Gulf of Mexico to Halifax, until daylight with some difficulty put an end to the display, the sky was scored in every direction with shining tracks and illuminated with majestic fireballs. At Boston, the frequency of meteors was estimated to be about half that of flakes of snow in an average snowstorm... Traced backwards, their paths were invariably found to converge to a point in the constellation Leo." -AGNES M. CLEREKE, A Popular History of Astronomy (1885 ed.), pp. 369, 370.Frederick Douglas, in reminiscing about his early days of slavery, says: "I witnessed this gorgeous spectacle, and was awe-struck. The air seemed filled with bright messengers from the sky... I was not without the suggestion at the moment that it might be the harbringer of the coming of the Son of Man; and in my then state of mind I was prepared to hail Him as my friend and deliverer. I had read that "the stars shall fall from heaven, and they were now falling." -Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1941 ed.), p.117.
Is that not amazing!? All three prophetic events occurred in perfect order just as Jesus said they would occur. And one thing many may not be aware of is that they also happened in the exact time in History that Christ said they would. Did you notice in Matthew 24:29 that Jesus started that passage by saying, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days..." before sharing the three prophetic events? In other words, ALL of those prophetic events were to occur after Rome was finished killing the Christians. And just as prophecy predicted. The Roman Catholic church was pulled from power by Napoleon, and the massive killings were stopped. We then start to see these signs fulfilled. Yet to this day preachers are stating that the great tribulation is still to come. Why? Because Rome has been very busy in hiding these historic facts about her past that link directly with prophecies of Antichrist. They MUST hide them if their modern day agenda is to come to light. Is it any wonder the Roman Catholic church put the Bible on the Index of forbidden books in 1229AD at the council of Valencia? They knew that if the people looked into their Bibles they would realize Antichrist was doing exactly as prophecy said he would do AT THAT TIME!. Truth is, they were in the midst of the Great Tribulation right when Rome starting burning Bibles. As I stated earlier, I have more information on these particular facts on my 7 Year Trib Fact or Fiction page.
The devil has indeed been very busy hiding these historical facts for very obvious reasons. Had I known of these prophetic events in my youth when I was reading those government altered history books, I would have been searching the Scriptures a lot sooner than the ripe old age of 27. Did you notice this statement from the article describign the falling stars? It described the spectacle by saying it, "was viewed with so much admiration and delight by one class of spectators, or with so much astonishment and fear by another class" What an awesome preamble to that great and terrible day of our Lord. Some will embrace the day and proclaim with delight... "Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us:..." [Isaiah 25:9] And still others will cry out to the mountains and rocks in fear... "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb" [Revelation 6:16]
There is one more prophecy that is in connection with the previous three...
PROPHECY # 6
THERE MUST BE A GREAT EARTHQUAKE "BEFORE" THE SUN IS DARKENED AND THE MOON BECOMES AS BLOOD
- Revelation 6:12 "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;"
Did you notice, Revelation 6:12 actually puts it in chronological order. It states that "there was a great earthquake" and then John writes "the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;"
A great earthquake? How great? Greater than San Franciso? Greater than Mexico City? And will it really occur before The remarkable Dark Day of May 19, 1780? Well, 25 years BEFORE "the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;" There was an earthquake of the greatest magnitude ever recorded in history of man!
"The Lisbon Earthquake, which occurred on November 1, 1755, is the most notable earthquake in history." -Nelson's New Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (Book Productions Industries Inc.), art. "Earthquake."
The Historical Fact . Says Sir Charles Lyell, "A violent shock threw down the greater part of the city. In the course of about six minutes, 60,000 persons perished. The sea first retired and laid the bar dry; it then rolled in, rising 50 feet or more above its ordinary level... The area over which this convulsion extended is very remarkable." -Principles of Geology (11th ed., 1872), vol. 2, pp. 147, 148.
Encyclopedia Britannica (1945) estimates the deaths at a lower figure, but says the effects of the quake were felt from Scotland to Asia Minor and the distinctive feature of the Lisbon Earthquake was the agitation of inland lakes and streams far beyond the disturbed area -For instance, Italy, Switzerland, Great Britain, Sweden, and Norway felt the effects. (Articles "Lisbon" and "Earthquakes".)
NOTE.—This doubtless refers to the great earthquake of November 1, 1755, commonly known as the Lisbon earthquake, the effects of which were felt over an area of 4,000,000 square miles. Lisbon, Portugal, a city containing 150,000 inhabitants, was almost entirely destroyed. The shock of the earthquake, says Mr. Sears, in his of the World," page 200, "was instantly followed by the fall of every church and convent, almost all the large public buildings, and one-fourth of the houses. In about two hours afterward, fires broke out in different quarters, and raged with such violence for the space of nearly three days that the city was completely desolated. The earthquake happened on a holy day, when the churches and convents were full of people, very few of whom escaped. . . . The terror of the people was beyond description. Nobody wept: it was beyond tears. They ran hither and thither, delirious with horror and astonishment, beating their faces and breasts, crying, 'Misericordia! the world's at an end!'. Mothers forgot their children, and ran about loaded with crucifixed images. Unfortunately, many ran to the churches for protection; but in vain was the sacrament exposed; in vain did the poor creatures embrace the altars; images, priests, and people were buried in one common ruin. . . . Ninety thousand persons are supposed to have been lost on that fatal day." -brief bible readings for the Home http://www.preparingforeternity.com/br1914/brhc63.htm.
This earthquake was so intense that it still fascinates Scientists of today. Some have even gone so far as to try and say a black hole hit Lisbon! Can you imagine that? To go to such lengths as to try and disprove the Bible with such an outrageous claim as this. Anyone with an ounce of sense that has read even the slightest amount of data on the makeup of a black hole, would know that this is completely impossible. The entire planet would be destroyed if a black hole even came near our orbit, let alone hit us! When will these scientists learn you cannot disprove the infallible Word of the Creator God?
So... there you have it. Jesus said certain prophecies must occur AFTER the time the beast kills hundreds of millions of Christians, and here we see it happened exactly as Jesus said. So, just what is about to happen next? Since the Great Tribulation already did occur, what will the children of the Lord have to deal with in the coming days?
- Jeremiah 30:7, "Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it."
Will we be here for the plagues? YES. Will they harm us? Well, if you really are a Christian, then believe the following passage...
- Psalms 91:10 says, "There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling."
Just as the children of Israel had to deal with the plagues of Pharaoh, so shall the Christian children of Israel today have to deal with the plagues. Are we any more special? Are we better than they are? Or does the Bible lie, and the men who preach things not found in the Bible speak truth?
- Acts 5:29, "...We ought to obey God rather than men."
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Inquisitional Laws are coming to being .The Irish kicks starts what will soon be in place around the globe
On August 23, 2009 the government of Ireland announced plans to reenact an old Vatican law from eons ago. A law that was designed to assure Rome plenty of Christian flesh as fuel for the “celebration fires” of their Inquisition. Here is a short excerpt from an article that speaks of this “new” law being proposed…
DUBLIN — The Irish government plans to bring into force a new law in October that critics say is a return to medieval justice.
The legislation, aimed at providing judges with clear direction on the 1937 Constitution’s blasphemy prohibition, imposes a fine of up to 25,000 euros — about $39,000 — for anyone who “publishes or utters matter that is [intentionally meant to be] grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion.”
Police with a search warrant will be able to enter private premises and use “reasonable force” to obtain incriminating evidence. -Source
The vagueness of the law will no doubt be the basis of its composition as this will allow for massive gray areas to work with inside the courts. The Roman prelates in the mostly Catholic nation of Ireland will use this to their advantage so as to “try” to prevent the present truth from spreading. With the soon to arrive New World Order, a law like this on the books in any nation will eventually become the norm in all nations as we see happening with Canadian and American law emulation. The NWO pro-Catholic agenda is a must seeing how the Vatican has already been slated to be the globe’s “moral authority” on earth. Back in June of 2000 they solidified their stance when they got all churches to join with them, including the SDA church in their prophecied One World church, or as Rome calls it, the “United Religions Initiative.” (By the way, the National Council of Churches in each nation is considered “local” chapters of the URI)
Back when Rome was killing the Christians during their 1260 year prophecied first run, they would declare it blasphemy if you spoke out against their Eucharist god. (communion wafer) In fact, many of their extra biblical doctrines were used as reasons to condemn many to the flames during this time. Truth is, this power is prophecied to return for Rome. It won’t last anywhere near as long of course, but it will return. To further illustrate their evil plans to get the ball rolling in this “blasphemy” agenda is on track; just recently they added Mary to their list of “gods” in Rome so as to have another item they can place in their blasphemy plate. Kinda like the cops that pull you over for a burned out light on your license plates. They must make sure they have at their disposal any “legal” reason to get their clutches on you. In fact, they already started testing their blasphemy agenda in our day. During John Paul II’s reign, he actually had 5 web sites shut down because he believed it blasphemed Mary. Yes, those that understand Bible doctrine know that it’s impossible to blaspheme Mary because she’s not a “god.” But Rome believes she’s is a god, and therefore speaking about her in a negative way is considered blasphemous.
The way this law appears to be worded, it looks to allow any religion (on good terms with Rome) to step up to declare blasphemy if you so much as speak ill of them. Imagine.. a new religion pops up declaring ash trays to be a god. Someone walks up, puts out a cigarette in the face of this new god, and they are fined $39,000.00 Yes, it seems ludicrous, but plaster statues in the Catholic churches are nothing more than man made items like ash trays. And we all know how Rome worships these statues. With that said, if you walk up to a statue of Mary and use Exodus 20:4-6 (Commandment #2) to expose it as a sin, will it cost you $39,000.00? As far as the wording of the law is now, yes.
Truth is, Rome has been proven to blaspheme the true God thousands of times over the last 1470 years. I can’t imagine how many biblically proven blasphemous statements are on the Vatican website at present. Yet… since Rome has all the power via the global courts, (as fleeting as it is) they can more or less do as they please. Well, at least until Jesus returns.
Truth is, using a Bible, a babe in Christ can prove Rome blasphemes daily. But now that the Bible is considered hate speech thanks to Roman doctrines being embraced by Law. Case in point, the mostly Catholic Supreme Court Judges in the USA consider the Bible a dangerous book. Is this why the Vatican has been so busy censoring the Bible lately? Ok.. that one’s a no-brainer. In any event, with all this hatred of Christianity flourishing in Vatican power circles, one can foresee a dismal future for those that seek to preach Christian truth. But then, that too was prophecied.
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
—James 4:7, 8....
"Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established."
"Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of god: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man."
"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed." —James 1:14
"Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished bringeth forth death."
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Is the New world order a conspiracy ? Bible Prophecy is coming to past. see the evidence . Wake up people.
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Published: 4:38PM BST 10 Jul 2009
The future of the dollar was one of several subjects debated at the G8 summit
Mr Medvedev, who has been seeking ways to displace the dollar as the world's dominant reserve currency, produced a sample coin of what he described as a 'united future world currency'.
“Here it is,” Mr Medvedev said, according to Bloomberg. “You can see it and touch it.” The coin, which was minted in Belgium, was presented to all the G8 leaders attending the summit and bears the words 'unity in diversity.'
The possibility of a supranational currency “concerns everyone now, even the mints,” Mr Medvedev said. The test coin “means they’re getting ready. I think it’s a good sign that we understand how interdependent we are.”
Russia, alongside China and India, have all questioned the dollar's future as a global reserve currency - a status it has enjoyed since inheriting it from sterling last century.
China's central bank earlier this year laid out an alternative to the dollar in the form of a special international reserve currency administered by the International Monetary Fund. However, most experts it to take years for the dollar to be eclipsed.
Revelation 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The trades unions will be one of the agencies that will bring upon this earth a time of trouble such as has not been since the world began.--Letter 200, 1903.
How that is possible ?
- Financial Meltdowns can brings Joblessness
- No Jobs means trade unions come in to the play for negotiations for the oppressed.
- No Jobs + trade unions + human suffering = protest
- Protest -----> riots ----->social chaos ------>
- chaos with current stressed out generation some on drugs and more involve in crime than in 1930s= A Time of Trouble such as never seen . royalblood
The physical surroundings in the cities are often a peril to health. The constant liability to contact with disease, the prevalence of foul air, impure water, impure food, the crowded, dark, unhealthful dwellings, are some of the many evils to be met.
It was not God's purpose that people should be crowded into cities, huddled together in terraces and tenements. In the beginning He placed our first parents amidst the beautiful sights and sounds He desires us to rejoice in today. The more nearly we come into harmony with God's original plan, the more favorable will be our position to secure health of body, and mind, and soul.--The Ministry of Healing, pp. 363-365. (1905)
The angel that stood at my side then instructed me that but few have any conception of the wickedness existing in our world today, and especially the wickedness in the large cities. He declared that the Lord has appointed a time when He will visit transgressors in wrath for persistent disregard of His law.
In harmony with the light given me, I am urging people to come out from the great centers of population. Our cities are increasing in wickedness, and it is becoming more and more evident that those who remain in them unnecessarily do so at the peril of their soul's salvation.--Manuscript 115, 1907.
Not A Deprivation
Who will be warned? We say again, Out of the cities. Do not consider it a great deprivation, that you must go into the hills and mountains, but seek for that retirement where you can be alone with God, to learn His will and way. . . .
Monday, August 24, 2009
Royalblood says. It is unbelievable. It is surreal as prophecy fulfils right before our very eyes.
Many in our churches are waiting for more signs that what we have present to indicate to them that we are in the time of the end. Many of them are waiting for Big pastors,prominent ministers to tell them that the end is not near but the end is here. THEY ARE ASKING .IS THIS IT ?
We have had the thinking for ages that " i would die before Christ come ". Surely many years will past before things get bad. The truth is many are numb. Its not bad enough for many .
They wait with baited breath to see through the eyes of others what is going to happen.
The Bible says in 2Timothy 2.15. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Many in our churches in the world will ask .How did you know this would happen ?How did you know this was taking place ?
Many would ask how did you know this was it. ?
They fail to realised that flesh and blood have not reveal these things ,but the holy spirit .How ? by study.By not being distracted with Entertainment industry ie Fashion , tv, Movies , music.
They have fail to realise that time taken up by these distractions cannot be regained.
This is time lost.
They will seek the oil but cannot find it when the our of trouble comes.
The Bible did say in Amos 8. 11 this is what it says :Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it .
13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
This is the position that many will find them selves.Warning after warnings have gone out . In the pews of congregations sits the scoffers. A template of these are represented in world.
While many are covered with the blankets of loadicea, the truth rolls before them unnoticed.
They are comfortable. The evidence does not affect them . They are numb. Its business as usual.
This is why it said it would be the exact attitude of the Noaic time ,the antediluvian world,such would be the mindset and the coma even the people in the church would find them selves in.
WAKE UP REMNANT PEOPLE. WAKE UP.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Many Evangelicals in our day know little of what the true Gospel really means. As a result, many New Evangelicals have embraced Roman Catholic ways of thinking. On May 30, 2004, the New York Times carried news of the alliance called “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” (ECT) showing it as a movement that is changing the face of Christianity. Timothy George, a former leading Reformed man of the Southern Baptist Founders Movement, fully endorsed ECT. He has also written about ECT and has endeavored to implement its theology. His influence was especially seen after a conference he gave for John Armstrong for what had been a well-known magazine and Website called “Reformation and Revival.” The outcome of the conference was a total change in the theological position of John Armstrong’s Reformation and Revival magazine and website. It has now espoused the mindset of Papal Rome. The ministry also has a new name; it is called “ACT 3.”1 The name is explained as, “Advancing the Christian Tradition in the Third Millennium.” The Website states, “From the Beginning we have emphasized equip-ping leadership for the Church that is faithful to Scripture and tradition and rooted in piety and grace.”2 This is a primary statement showing the mindset of Papal Rome. The Vatican does not accept Scripture as final authority in all matters of faith and morals. Rather Papal Rome decrees, “Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture are bound closely together and communicate one with the other.”3 This frame of mind is permeating other movements such as “Christian Churches Together,” the “New Perspective,” “The Coming Home Network,” and “The Emerging Church movement.” Since in Scripture there is only one basis of truth for the Lord’s people, this founda-tional mindset of Catholicism, together with other of their basic beliefs, must be analyzed.
Rome’s Mindset on the Basis of Truth
The first and foundational mindset of Papal Rome is the acceptance of their tradition as being equivalent to Scripture. Officially, the Vatican states, “Both Scripture and Tradition must be ac-cepted and honored with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence.”4 In practice, more and more new evangelical churches work from a similar basis. These churches are flooded with strategies borrowed from tenets of psychology and methods of the business world to make up for what they see as an insufficiency of Scripture. Thus, the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture is undermined by the presupposition that the Bible is insufficient in our postmodern culture. In these churches, experience is treasured over the absolute truth of Scripture. Assent is given to belief in the Scripture; however, the New Evangelical standard line that doctrine is not necessary because it is divisive negates this belief. The traditions of new evangelical churches are different than Rome’s. The mindset, however, is basically the same. To answer both, we proclaim what the Lord Jesus Christ Himself declared, “the Scripture cannot be broken,” “Sanctify them by thy truth: Thy word is truth.”5 God’s Word not only contains the truth but also is truth itself. This is consistent with the declarations throughout the Old Testament in which the Holy Spirit continu-ally proclaimed that the revelation from God is truth. The Lord Himself identified truth with the written Word. There is no source other than written Scripture alone to which the statement, “thy word is truth.” can apply. On that source alone, the Scripture is the believer’s standard of truth.
Rome’s Mindset on the Moral Status of Man
The mindset especially evident in Catholicism is its teaching on the moral condition of the indi-vidual needing reconciliation with God. Papal Rome officially teaches,
“ … Nevertheless man has been wounded by sin. He finds by experience that his body is in revolt. His very dignity therefore requires that he should glorify God in his body, and not al-low it to serve the evil inclinations of his heart… When he is drawn to think about his real self he turns to those deep recesses of his being where God who probes the heart awaits him, and where he himself decides his own destiny in the sight of God.”6
The Vatican stresses it is due to an individual’s own human dignity that one comes to decide one’s own destiny in the sight of God. This mindset is now common with New Evangelicals. For them, man is free and able to obey, repent, and believe. Billy Graham Evangelistic Associa-tion expresses it in the following words, “Man is in sin, rebellion, and separation from God, yet he is still able to obey, repent, believe, and invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life.”7 Also the evangelistic organization called NavPress, a division of The Navigators, states the same claim in the words, “Everyone must decide individually whether to receive Christ.”8 How this is lived out is repeatedly seen. For example, Charisma magazine reported, “Since February 2007, the pastor of Revival Ministries International…has taken his Great Awakening Tour...mobilizing churchgoers to evangelize their communities. So far, the ministry has registered more than 950,000 decisions for Christ.”9 Thus New Evangelicals, presupposing the moral capability of a person to choose Christ for salvation, keep statistics just like in the sports world where statisti-cians count goals, home runs, and touchdowns. New Evangelicals have a fascination to count and make known the number of so-called free-will decisions for Christ.
In contrast, the Scripture states clearly the moral condition of a person before conversion, “and you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.”10 Because of Adam’s sin, mankind is born spiritually dead. Scripture unequivocally lays bare the unsaved person’s heart, “As it is written, ‘there is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God.”11 This is totally opposite to the mindset of Papal Rome and of mod-ern evangelistic associations. If we are genuine Christians, it is because God chose us in Jesus Christ before the foundation of the world.12 He freely chose us, not because He foresaw that we would believe, but because it pleased Him to so choose. Thus, all the glory and praise belong to Him alone. We have no ground for boasting about free-will decisions because all who believe have “believed through grace.”13 Our coming to faith in Jesus Christ is solely by grace “other-wise grace is no more grace.”14
Rome’s Mindset Denying Justification by Faith Alone and Baptismal Regeneration
The mindset of Papal Rome on Baptismal Regeneration has recently begun to permeate Evan-gelicalism. The Roman Church officially teaches, “Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Chris-tian life... Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God…‘Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.’”15 This concept is now evident in the Re-formed and Presbyterian world with a well-known pastor, Doug Wilson, who leads a movement called the Auburn Avenue Theology.16 He is joined by other influential Presbyterian pastors, such as Steve Wilkins and Steve Schlissel, who advocate the new birth in Christ Jesus by means of the waters of baptism. Thus, Doug Wilson states, “Baptism is our introduction to union with Him,”17 and “while we do not take the connection between water baptism and grace and salvation as an absolute, we do take it as the norm.”18 In the New Testament there is an absolute connec-tion between the Spirit and the Word of God but not between physical water and grace. Thus, the Lord Jesus Christ said, “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”19 Coming to new birth in the New Testament is by the Holy Spirit through the instrument of God’s Word. Thus, the Apostle Peter proclaims, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of in-corruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”20 Consistently, and abso-lutely, in the teaching of Christ Jesus and the Apostles, sinful people receive the Spirit simply by the hearing of faith. By this hearing of faith we are brought into union with Christ. But Steve Wilkins of the Auburn Avenue movement teaches a conditional union with Christ based on the believer’s own faithfulness. He states, “The elect are those who are faithful in Christ Jesus. If they later reject the Savior, they are no longer elect.”21
What we document is just the top of the iceberg of what is now a massive movement both inside Presbyterian Reformed circles and beyond in what is called “The New Perspective on Paul.” This movement requires articles, and even books, to explain its many ramifications.22 However, in a nutshell, it holds that the believer’s faithfulness in living his faith is an essential part of his justification before God. The most notable proponent of the New Perspective is the U. K. scholar N.T. Wright, the Bishop of Durham. Wright denies the imputation of Christ’s righteousness to the believer. He writes, “If we use the language of the law court, it makes no sense whatever to say that the judge imputes, imparts, bequeaths, conveys or otherwise transfers his righteousness to either the plaintiff or defendant.”23 In Wright’s view, “righteousness” is covenant membership, so justification is simply God’s declaration that certain people are within the covenant. “Faith” for Wright is the believer’s faithfulness to Jesus Christ as Lord, leading to a final justification in the future. This analysis of justification by the believer’s faithfulness does not demand sacramentalism, but it is compatible with it. In fact, Wright writes that this view of justification is “a doctrine which Catholic[s] and Protestant[s] might just be able to agree on, as a result of hard ecumenical endeavor.”24 He further writes, “Because what matters is believing in Jesus, detailed agreement on justification itself, properly conceived, isn’t the thing which should determine eucharistic fellowship.”25 This redefinition of justification, then, can be compatible with Catholicism and has become more and more attractive to the nominally Reformed.
But Guy Prentiss Waters, who has written carefully against the arguments of the propo-nents of the New Perspective on Paul says, “If we examine their arguments carefully we see that what they are really and increasingly saying is that Luther and Calvin were mistaken, and that Trent was right.”26 The thesis of the New Perspective on Paul, denying imputation of Christ’s righteousness, and emphasizing covenant faithfulness leading to final justification, removes the truth of the Gospel and leads to the embracing of Roman Catholicism. This claimed believer’s faithfulness to Jesus Christ as Lord, leading to justification, is the same as the “merit” that Papal Rome teaches within the same context of grace and justification. Rome states, “We can have merit in God’s sight only because of God’s free plan to associate man with the work of his grace.”27 Both deny the imputation of Christ’s righteousness by faith alone; namely, (1) the New Perspective thesis explicitly as we saw with N.T. Wright, and (2) Rome also overtly, as justifica-tion is claimed to make us inwardly just by the sacrament of baptism. Thus, the Catholic Church officially states, “Justification is conferred in Baptism, the sacrament of faith. It conforms us to the righteousness of God, who makes us inwardly just by the power of his mercy.”28
In total contrast, the absolute word of God consistently proclaims that justification is solely by God’s grace. Through God’s power, every individual who is saved is “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”29 Justification is imputed, counted, or reckoned as one believes on Christ, as Scripture states, “to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”30 Justifica-tion is “not of works, lest any man should boast.”31 Similarly, when the Jews asked Jesus what they should do to work the works of God, He responded, “This is the work of God, that ye be-lieve on him whom he hath sent.”32 Due to The New Perspective and its Auburn Avenue Theol-ogy offshoot there are many who denied the imputation of Christ’s righteousness by faith alone.33 Auburn Avenue Theology and its followers even embrace Papal Rome’s teaching of baptismal regeneration. Thus, again the mindset of Papal Rome is being infused into Evangeli-calism.
Rome’s Mindset on Internal Righteousness
On being right with God, the Vatican teaches that justification is internal, that is, within the heart of the individual. Thus, as we have seen, she teaches, “Justification is conferred in Baptism, the sacrament of faith. It conforms us to the righteousness of God, who makes us inwardly just by the power of his mercy.”34
Papal Rome’s teaching that a person is “inwardly just” is the opposite of what Scripture consistently teaches. Scripture teaches that a believer’s justification is solely in Jesus Christ.35 For example, the Apostle Paul declared, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”36 Nonetheless, many New Evan-gelicals have accepted the mindset of Papal Rome that our right standing with God is within our-selves. The New Evangelicals hold this presupposition because they believe that salvation is a result of an individual’s self-initiated, personal decision and desire to invite Jesus Christ to come into his or her heart. In 2004 the Billy Graham website stated it this way,
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me (Revelation 3:20). Jesus Christ wants to have a personal relationship with you. Picture, if you will, Jesus Christ standing at the door of your heart (the door of your emotions, intellect and will). Invite Him in; He is waiting for you to receive Him into your heart and life.”37
Another well-known evangelistic ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ International, claims that “New Birth” comes into a person’s life by invitation. They state, “When We Receive Christ, We Experience a New Birth We Receive Christ by Personal Invitation. [Christ speaking] ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him.’”38 However, new birth in Scripture is totally the work of the Holy Spirit and not by the invitation of a person.
The Lord Himself proclaimed, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”39 What He calls “born again” He explains as, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”40 True believers are, “…born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”41 The Spirit of God’s unique work in applying Christ’s redemption to the sinner is utterly clear and profound. In spite of the clarity of Scripture, that “it is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing,”42 Papal Rome and much of the evangelistic world believe in sacraments and
empty rituals. The “new birth” is called the turning point in the evangelistic ritual. However, in most cases in the evangelistic world, there is no real difference morally before and after the ex-perience. In much of the New Evangelical world, the term “carnal Christian” is applied to those who have completed the procedure or ritualistic invitation but whose lives have not changed. Here the New Evangelicals go a bit beyond the Catholics, for it is claimed that “carnal Chris-tians” have simply made Christ their Savior and need not make Him their Lord. This rationale is absurd, as no one makes Christ either Savior or Lord!
The location of salvation for Catholics is in their good works starting with infant baptism, balanced against their bad deeds. The location of the New Evangelicals’ salvation is in their own good works, starting with their invitational rituals. In contrast the location of a believer’s salva-tion is totally secure and totally glorious; it is in Christ, the Beloved. “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.”43 The supreme and conclusive purpose is immediately added, that all is to the glorious praise of His abundant grace. In having scorned God’s grace, the mindset of the Catholic Church and her evangelistic followers endeav-ors to rob the glory of salvation from the Lord God Almighty. All that is necessary to secure our salvation is to be found in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. There is a completion in Him that leaves nothing wanting; as Scripture proclaims, “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.”44
Rome’s Influential Mindset on Use of Images
The Church of Rome encourages both the making and the using of images. Idolatry was taken very seriously during the history of the Christian Church. There were very few images in the Church before the fourth century. The debate on images became prominent in the “iconoclastic controversy” of the eighth century, resulting in the Second Council of Nicea, which approved of pictures being kissed and honored in churches (787 A.D.). The Second Council of Nicea is reaf-firmed in the present day Catechism of the Catholic Church. Officially the Vatican states,
“The Christian veneration of images is not contrary to the first commandment which pro-scribes idols.45 Indeed, the honor rendered to an image passes to its prototype, and whoever venerates an image venerates the person portrayed in it. The honor paid to sacred images is a ‘respectful veneration,’ not the adoration due to God alone.”46
They have clearly stated that God now approves image worship because the honor rendered to the image passed to its prototype. Indeed, in the same passage the Catechism states,
“Religious worship is not directed to images in themselves, considered as mere things, but under their distinctive aspect as images leading us on to God incarnate. The movement toward the image does not terminate in it as image, but tends toward that whose image it is.”
The basis for the Roman Catholic Church’s claim that idol worship does not countermand the commandment on idolatry is that, “…in the old Testament, God ordained or permitted the mak-ing of images that pointed symbolically toward salvation by the incarnate Word: so it was with the bronze serpent, the ark of the covenant, and the cherubim.”47 In citing the bronze serpent, the Ark of the Covenant, and the cherubim, the Catholic Church has made a serious error—for these items were neither images of God nor touted to be so. Since the Second Commandment was in force, clearly the Israelites were not to use the bronze serpent as an object of idolatrous worship, which later generations did, and for this reason God destroy48
The Catechism, however, continues to expand on the idea that images of “Jesus” point “symbolically toward salvation by the incarnate Word.” But their argument fails to comprehend that God does not contradict Himself, so that making and bowing down—which means essen-tially rendering honor or “veneration”—to images of the Divine is still forbidden. Under the ru-bric of an historical authority for their position, they state, “Basing itself on the mystery of the incarnate Word, the seventh ecumenical council at Nicea (787) justified…the veneration of icons—of Christ, but also of the Mother of God, the angels, and all the saints. By becoming in-carnate, the Son of God introduced a new ‘economy’ of images.”49 This paragraph of the Catechism stands in direct opposition to the Apostle Paul’s preaching to the Athenians on Mars Hill on the very issue of idolatry—an incident that happened years after the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Apostle stated, “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every-where to repent….”50 These post-Incarnation idolaters were commanded to repent of their idola-try and believe the Gospel. However, the Catholic authorities count their human rationalization of greater authority than God’s written Word.
The same Apostle also explained how idolatry corrupts a man when he foolishly starts using images to stand for God, in fact, describing how idolaters, including the idol-makers, have corrupted the world,
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incor-ruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”51
The Apostles went everywhere preaching that God sent His Son to save the world from sin, in-cluding from idolatry and its consequences. The Apostle Paul states very clearly that the Lord Jesus Christ is now no more known after the flesh.52 The Apostles, although having seen the Lord Jesus, never described what He looked like. They proclaimed what He said and what He did. They emphasized His death and resurrection, explaining what those events mean and how we must believe on His death and resurrection to be saved. They taught people that Christ Jesus Himself is the image of God in heaven. This is because God is only bodily portrayed in Christ
Jesus the Lord, who is “the express image of his person.”53 The entire nature and character of God is shown forth perfectly in the Lord Christ Jesus. This is made clear by what the Apostles taught the Church.
Idolatry Paraded as Christian
In spite of the clarity of Scripture, the evangelical camp, to a very great extent, accepts Papal Rome’s mindset on the use of idolatry. Images of Christ are widely used in some evangelical circles. In promoting expression of subjective experience rather than sound teaching of Biblical doctrine, new modes of teaching are required. Pictures communicate the message that Christ is other than the Biblical God Who cannot be pictured. Some evangelical churches base evangel-ism, education, and worship upon those forbidden pictures, i.e., the “JESUS” film, flannel graph storytelling techniques, etcetera. Sunday school curricula associate a man-made picture of “Christ” with the LORD. The pictures become accepted as a portrayal of Christ; they become the Christ de facto. Doctrine is subverted, authority is silently wrested from the Bible. Thus almost any concept of Christ becomes acceptable. This has laid the groundwork for an unbiblical, ecu-menical church in which anyone who has accepted any type of imagined christ is purportedly a Christian. For example, “The Jesus Film Project,” a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, states the following,
“Since 1979 the ‘Jesus’ film has been viewed by several billion people all across the globe, and has resulted in more than 225 million men, women and children indicating decisions to follow Jesus. Based on the Gospel of Luke, the ‘Jesus’ film has now been translated into more than 1,050 languages, with a new language being added nearly every week. This brings God’s Word to people in more than 220 countries in languages they know and understand.”54
Besides this, in so-called Christian bookstores and across the Internet, pictures and photo-graphs of Jesus and Mary are marketed. For example, you read,
“In this website you will find many photographs depicting Jesus and the Virgin Mary. They were collected on the web and they're allegedly authentic, it is a miraculous phenomenon oc-curring worldwide. Every photograph is accompanied by a brief description and the link to the source site where it was found. Click on photographs to bring up a larger version.”55
Many Evangelicals demonstrate an ignorance of the meaning of the Second Commandment, which forbids using images to represent God.”56 This commandment prohibits the creation and use of graven images. It essentially brings to mind that God is a Spirit, not to be conceived of or fashioned in man’s image, or any other creature’s. In the book of Deuteronomy the Second Commandment is further explained, “And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice… Take ye therefore
56 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments” Exodus 20:4-6 good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female….”57 What is forbid-den is to make a similitude of God Himself. No similitude of the Divine was given to the people and none was to be made. In the New Testament we see that no “similitude” of Christ Jesus was given and none is to be made. The commandment must remain unabridged. Any similitude or image of Father, Son, or Holy Spirit is sinful and insulting to the majesty of the Lord God. Many Evangelicals are on the Roman road of idolatry, oblivious to the fact that it lies parallel to the Greek Orthodox route.58 The Scripture clearly shows that it is a transgression of God’s law to make a “representation” or “semblance” of anything in heaven, or upon the earth, to delineate God. He calls those who break this commandment “those who hate me,”59 and those who keep the commandment, “those who love me.”60 Punishment for iniquity is promised to the transgres-sors. He declares, “for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”61
Many of the major evangelical institutions have openly joined in company with the Roman Catholic Church in false ecumenical movements such as “Evangelicals and Catholics Together.”
It appears that the Lord is now abandoning much of the evangelical leadership to the conse-quences of their corrupt and anti-biblical opinions. Modern evangelicals, at ease in Zion, have neglected to read the overtures of false ecumenism propagated by Vatican Council II documents. They have preferred to have fellowship with “the unfruitful works of darkness,”62 which is being unmistakably manifested in ecumenical apostasy. Continued dialogue and discourse with the Roman Catholic Church is becoming their undoing.63 In sanctioning the Roman Catholic system as “Christian,” and accepting her major mindsets, they have publicly denied the distinctive char-acter of salvation in, service to, and worship of the one true and living God of the Bible. Now, sadly, this false ecumenism is rapidly advancing even though there are a few fearless Christian leaders who are strongly taking a stand against it. In this regard, we urge you to make your voice heard through preaching and teaching, as well as across the Internet.
In our own time, it can be shown quite easily that most church attendees in evangelical churches cannot state correctly what the biblical doctrine of “justification by faith” means. This appalling lack of biblical knowledge and understanding makes one very concerned for the salva-tion of many. Therefore, we have the need for this conference on “Reviving the Lost Art of Evangelistic Proclamation.” As mindset of Papal Rome permeates Evangelicalism we have reached a watershed period of time. Those who truly adhere to the Gospel of Christ must hold that the Gospel not only is the power of God unto salvation, but that, as such, it cannot be con-taminated with any other gospel.64 Therefore, those who truly are truly Christian must separate themselves, not only from the Church of Rome and her ways of thinking, but also must separate themselves from so-called Evangelicals who have accepted her mindsets and who work out of similar bases themselves. It is for us to fear the All Holy God and obey his commandment to “stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.”65
The world in our day is as the Apostle John wrote, “in the power of the evil one.”66 Timothy George, John Armstrong, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, Doug Wilson, Steve Wilkins are just a few of the prominent Evangelicals persons and groups that have publicly denied the Gospel by endorsing the terms and erroneous doctrinal con-cepts of the Church of Rome. The Holy Spirit strongly warns of the apocalyptic consequences of these deceptions and of the judgment of those who promote lies in the name of God.67 The Lord will search out and try the visible Church. He will discover and detect those who say they are Evangelical believers and are not, but who carry on with the mind and convictions of Papal Rome. He who punished the sinners in Zion with great severity warns the believers of the New Testament times that He will be even more severe. 68
What we must remember is that, for the Lord God, the sanctification of His People is His first priority. Only a gracious outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our time, to turn the hearts of His people back to Him, will be a sufficient remedy. Pray then that the Lord may be pleased in mercy to heal the spiritual blindness that plagues the contemporary Evangelical Church rather than to permit it run further into darkness. It is mercy for which we are praying. Given the pat-tern of stubborn and sinful rebellion manifest in these last years it is certain that the Evangelical Church deserves nothing but a severe punishment from His hand. This is no time to presume on the grace of God, but rather to pray urgently for it! The Lord’s Glory, the Gospel, and His prom-ises are at stake! “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consum-ing fire.”69 ♦
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2 http://ww.act3online.com/passionforthechurch.asp Emphasis not in original
3 Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994), Para 80
4 Catechism, Para 82
5 John 10:35; John 17:17
6 Vatican Council II Document No. 64, Gaudium et Spes, in Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, Austin Flannery, Editor (Northport, NY: Costello Publishing Co, 1975) Vol. I, Sec. 14, p. 915 Empha-sis not in original.
7 “Steps to Peace with God” pamphlet, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
8 “Bridge to Life” pamphlet by NavPress 1969. NavPress is a division of The Navigators.
10 Ephesians 2:1
11 Romans 3:10-11
12 Ephesians 1:4
13 Acts 18:27
14 Romans 11:6
15 Catechism, Para. 1213
16 Going back the Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (PCA) conference in 2002 when Steve Schlissel, Doug Wil-son, Steve Wilkins, and John Barach sought to redefine reformed doctrine.
17 Douglas Wilson, Reformed is Not Enough (Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 2003) p 168.
18 Ibid., p. 105
19 John 6:63
20 I Peter 1:23
21 Steve Wilkins & Duane Garner, The Federal Vision (Monroe, LA: Athanasius Press, 2004) Ch. II, “Covenant, Baptism, and Salvation”, pp. 56-58
22 A summary is given on our article and DVD called “Evangelicals Embark to Papal Rome”
23 N.T. Wright, What Saint Paul Really Said (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1997) p. 98 3
24 Ibid., p. 158
25 Ibid., p. 159
26 Guy Prentiss Waters, Justification and the New Perspectives on Paul (Phillipsburg, N.J.: P &R Publishing, 2004) p. 212
27 Catechism, under the general heading “Grace and Justification”, Para. 2025.
28 Catechism, Para. 1992
29 Romans 3:24 Romans 4:5
30 Romans 4:5 see also Romans 4:9, 4:11, 4-22-25, and Psalm 106
31 Ephesians 2:9
32 John 6:29
33 These are also lead by men such as E.P. Sanders, a professor now at Duke University, who wrote Paul and Pales-tinian Judaism (1977) and James D. G. Dunn of Durham University, England, who coined the term, “the New Per-spective,” and incorporated into his commentary on Romans that Augustine and Luther had misread Paul.
34 Catechism, Para. 1992 Emphasis not in original.
35 Psalm 32:2, 71:15-16, 130:3; Isaiah 45:24-25, 54:17, 61:10; Jeremiah 23:6, 33:16, 51:10; Daniel 9:24; Luke 18:14; Romans 1:17, 3:21-22, 4:6, 11, 5:18-19; I Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 1:6; Colossians 2:10, 3:3; II Peter 1:1, and elsewhere.
36 II Corinthians 5:21
37 From, “How to Know That Christ Is in Your Life” posted on the Billy Graham Website in 2004
38 http://www.ccci.org/wij/index.aspx 6/9/2009 The text further states that you receive Christ by faith, an act of your will.
39 John 3:3
40 John 3:6
41 John 1:13
42 John 6:63 5
43 Ephesians 1:6
44 Colossians 2:10
45 The Catholic Church puts the first two commandments of the Decalogue together but splits the commandment on covetousness into two parts.
46 Catechism, Para. 2132 Emphasis not in original.
47 Catechism, Para. 2130
48 II Kings 18:3-4 They use the same logic regarding the Ark of the Covenant and the cherubim.
49 Catechism, Para. 2131 Emphasis not in original.
50 Acts 17:29-30
51 Romans 1:22-25
52 II Corinthians 5:15-16
53 Hebrews 1:3 “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
54 http://www.jesusfilm.org/ 6/10/2009 Emphasis not in original.
55 http://jesusphotos.altervista.org/ 6/10/2009 Emphasis not in original.
57 Deuteronomy 4:12-16
58 The Greek Orthodox honor and kiss icons. These are pictures and not statues. They state “use of icons was de-fended and upheld at the Seventh Ecumenical Council. The end of that council is still celebrated as the ‘Triumph of Orthodoxy’ in today, and icons remain a central part of Orthodox faith and practice.”
59 Exodus 20:5
60 Exodus 20:6
61 Exodus 20:5
62 Ephesians 5:11
63 See “The Alignment of New Evangelicals with Apostasy” by Richard Bennett. http://www.bereanbeacon.org
64 Galatians 1:8-9
65 Philippians 1:27.
66 I John 5:19
67 II Thessalonians.2: 5-12.
68 Hebrews 10:30, 31
69 Hebrews 12:28, 29