The following 12 doctrinal subjects are of crucial importance for (1) understanding end time events, (2) being prepared for the coming evil upon the world, and (3) perceiving Satan’s deceptions. Not coincidentally, these twelve biblical subjects are the very doctrines concerning which the mass of the “churches” are now completely ignorant and deceived.
1.) The King James Bible
2.) “Pre-Tribulation Rapture”
3.) the Mark of the Beast
4.) “Once Saved Always Saved”
7.) The Sabbath Day
8.) The Lord’s Day
9.) Roman Catholicism
10.) The Commandments
14.) The Thousand Years Reign
15.) The Lake of Fire
17.) The Fear of God / Fearfulness
(The following doctrinal topics are interrelated and overlapping, and there is a repetition of some scripture references. For detailed study in the various doctrines listed here, refer to the individual doctrinal studies.)
1. THE KING JAMES BIBLE is the source and authority for all the other doctrines. If a man fails in the doctrine of standing on the Authorized Bible, Satan is free to pervert every other doctrine by the “new” versions.
QUESTION: Will “the mark of the beast” (of Revelation 16:2 and 19:20) be received “on” or “in” the right hand or forehead of the human race? [Prepositions are little words, but they make a big difference.]
ANSWER: Revelation 13:16 “And he causeth all . . . to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. . . .”
a.) The phony “bibles” all change the preposition “in” to “on” in this verse.
b.) The manufacturers of the “Verichip,” who designed their human identification/tracking system to be placed “in” the human hand or forehead, used the phoney bibles to convince the apostate churches that their chip was not the technology for the mark of the beast using the argument that, “The bible says the mark of the beast will be ‘on’ the hand, but the Verichip is placed ‘in’ the hand, proving they aren’t the same.” [Because the apostate churches abandoned the King James, they didn’t know what the bible really said and they bought this Satanic argument!]
2. “PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE” is a Satanic lie designed purely to deceive the churches. (This lie has no effect on atheists, Muslims, and Hindoos!) This lie is connected with at least five other bald-faced lies, specifically that:
“The commandments are done away with.” (Belief in this lie makes it easier to believe the lie that the present church is dispensationally different and separate from the so-called “tribulation church” because the bible declares that “the saints” in Revelation 14:12 who are in the tribulation “keep the commandments”!
“A loving God wouldn’t let his people go through tribulation.”
[You just simply had to be totally ignorant of the bible to fall for this one.]
“You’re special.” (Belief in this lie is crucial because those deceived by it must be aware that:)
a.) the church has always suffered persecution and tribulation.
b.) the old testament partriarchs didn’t get “raptured before anything bad happened.”
c.) Christians killed before the so-called “secret rapture” didn’t get “raptured before anything bad happened.”
d.) Christians killed after the so-called “secret rapture” don’t get “raptured before anything bad happens.”
Church “tradition” is valid to replace what God said.
a.) They were trained to think this way through centuries of rejecting the sabbath day.
b.) Satan can’t in fact change what God said, but he can change what you think God should have said.
The DAY of the Lord is not a future event that will take place on a DAY.
a.) They believe it is (or was) spread out over a long period of time, if they believe in it at all!
b.) In the sick logic of most people deceived by Satan, it naturally follows that if its OK to change the sabbath day to whenever and whatever you want, it would be OK to do the same with the Lord’s day!
3. THE MARK OF THE BEAST is exactly what God said it is. (This mark is referred to eight times in Revelation.)
[It is now almost universal that the churches either do not believe in a literal mark, or they do not believe they will still be on earth to take it; so they ignore all the warnings concerning it.]
Revelation 14:9-11 “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God” [and then repeated]
Religious men say in response to God’s warning not to take the mark, “God is a forgiving God.”)
a.) A more plain and clear WARNING could not possibly have been given.
b.) This is exactly like the warning God gave Adam concerning the forbidden fruit.
Genesis 2:15-17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
c.) Examine Satan’s response to the Lord’s warning:
Genesis 3:1 “Yea, hath God said. . . ?” (first) call into question what the Lord said,
Genesis 3:4 “Ye shall not surely die. . . .” (then) blatantly contradict what the Lord said.
[The option to eat the forbidden fruit won’t come up again in that form. The forbidden fruit was a plain “ensample” for the thing not to do in the coming evil days. Again, the Lord gave a plain warning about it!]
Revelation 14:11-12 “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
(Substituting in Genesis 3:1, for clarity in understanding Satan’s many answers in regard to this issue.)
[Now the serpent was more subtil than any of the churches thought he was. And he said unto the churches, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not take the mark of the beast? Ye shall indeed take it.]
[as he also says. . .] [according to his teaching with respect to this issue:]
1.) “Is that what it says in the original Greek?” The King James Bible
2.) “Don’t worry, you’ll be taken out before anything bad happens.” “Pre-Tribulation Rapture”
3.) “It’s not literal, its just figurative.” the Mark of the Beast
4.) “It won’t matter if you take it, because, once saved always saved” “Once Saved Always Saved”
5.) “Would a loving God let anything bad happen to you?” Persecution/Tribulation
6.) “You won’t go to hell, you’ll just come back in a different form.” Death/Resurrection
7.) “That’s just ceremonial: you can choose to do it, or not.” The Sabbath Day
8.) “No, see, he came back thousands of years ago and did that already.” The Lord’s Day
9.) “The Holy mother church pronounced that belief a heresy.” Roman Catholicism
10.) “No problem, the commandments are done away with.” The Commandments
11.) “It doesn’t matter because you’re talking about works: we’re saved by faith.” Works/Faith
12.) “Oh, no, that just applies to Jews in the tribulation.” Israel
13.) “The beast isn’t real so his mark can’t be literal.” Satan
14.) “Christ, in effect, is sitting on his throne in Rome, and he said its OK.” The Thousand Years Reign
15.) “That might be true if we were ‘created,’ but science has proved that. . . .” “Evolution”
16.) “Would a loving God actually cast people into a furnace of fire?” The Lake of Fire
(again) Revelation 14:11-12
(“worship” of an “image” and RECEIVING a “mark” is a package deception.)
(Catholics are already half way there, which is not a problem if the commandments are done away with.)
(again) v. 12 “Here . . . are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
15:2 “And I saw . . . them that had gotten the victory over the beast . . . and over his mark. . . .”
[They got the victory, not because they were “raptured out first,” but because they were killed rather than submit.]
(Revelation 12:11 “. . . and they loved not their lives unto the death.”)
16:1-2 “. . . and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast. . . .”
19:19-21 “And the beast was taken . . . with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast. . . .”
20:4 “. . . and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
4. “ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED”
The problems with this doctrine are that:
1) it did not come from the word of God,
a. It may instill confidence in something, but not in the word of God.
b. Since it is taught and believed without the word, it is difficult to refute it by the word.
2) it is not true,
a. It contradicts the truth.
b. It makes the truth impossible to believe, without giving up the lie first.
3) it is made the centerpiece of a false faith,
a. Nothing should be the centerpiece of Christian religion except Jesus Christ.
b. Giving up this lie is made, by its advocates, to be equivalent to giving up faith.
c. It becomes more difficult to give up the lie than to incur the wrath of God who told the truth about it.
4) in actual application, it is based upon assumptions which are entirely contradictory,
a. “Going down to the front” is assumed to be equal to “getting saved.”
b. It is assumed that a Baptist is saved “because he went down to the front.”
c. Following the assumption that the Baptist is saved, it is assumed that he “cannot loose it.”
d. Since he, in fact, did “go down to the front,” it doesn’t matter what he does, or doesn’t do, after that.
e. When the congregation realizes the Baptist in question is utterly reprobate and “not saved,” they pretend that he “never was saved;” yet the fact remains that he did “go down to the front,” and following that event he simply lived his life as though it didn’t matter how he lived it (exactly like the rest of the Baptists in his congregation, only maybe a little more so).
5) it produces a false security in those who might have otherwise served the Lord faithfully unto the death.
a. If you’re saved anyway why bear fruit?
b. If you’re saved anyway, and nothing you do changes that,
why bother doing anything except watching TV?
what difference will it make if you take the mark of the beast?
what could the Lord possibly say, in strong enough language, to warn you about anything?
5. PERSECUTION/TRIBULATION (These two are combined because they are highly related.)
(A) Modern and apostate “Christians” prefer to deny both for the same reason.
(1.) They think they’re “special” so naturally they shouldn’t have to endure either.
(2.) By pretending “Once saved, always saved” is true, they can escape persecution by blending with the world.
(3.) By pretending “Pre-tribulation rapture” is true, they escape it, because it won’t apply to them (they think!)
(B) The bible warns about the reality of both for the same reason, because you need to be warned. Here are the facts:
Proverbs 29:10 “The bloodthirsty hate the upright. . . .”
v. 27 “. . . he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.”
Matthew 5:10-12 “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake. . . .”
v. 21-25 “And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death. . . .”
v. 34-37 “. . . a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” (Wouldn’t you want to be warned about that?)
John 15:18-21 “. . . because ye are not of the world . . . the world hateth you.”
1st Corinthians 4:9-14 “. . . being persecuted, we suffer it . . . I warn you.”
2nd Corinthians 4:8-11 “. . . we . . . are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake. . . .”
(C) The horrible truth is, if you
1.) don’t want persecution and tribulation, (who does?)
2.) don’t expect persecution and tribulation, and
3.) refuse a warning concerning persecution and tribulation; (YOU ARE IN FOR A SURPRISE!)
[Did you know that Satan is giving a surprise party, and you are the appitizer?
(“Line up against the wall: don’t worry you won’t be harmed.” – said by Nazi executioners to the Jews.)
6. DEATH/RESURRECTION (These two are combined because they are so highly related.)
(A) Modern apostate “Christians” deny both for the same reason.
(1.) They think they’re “special.”
(a.) When they die, they don’t go to the grave to rot: they “go on to be with the Lord.”
Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 “All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.”
Acts 2:29-34 “. . . David . . . is both dead and buried . . . [and] is not ascended into the heavens. . . .”
(b.) They don’t have to “wait” in the grave for a resurrection, they “go on to be with the Lord” immediately.
Job 14:11-14 “. . . all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.”
John 6:39,40,44,54 “. . . and I will raise him up at the last day.”
1st Thessalonians 4:13-18 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds. . . .”
(2.) They don’t trust or believe the Lord and desire to stay in charge of their death, as they did their life.
7. THE SABBATH DAY (the seventh day “rest”) is a figure for the seventh “thousand years” rest for the world with Christ ruling on earth, and is symbolic of, and associated with, the Lord as “creator”. (Seven is the biblical number for completion.)
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” [the first thing said in the bible]
Λ 2:3 “And God blessed the seventh day . . . because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created. . . .”
[Look at the word “because” here. (If you don’t have a problem with “evolution” then you won’t have a problem with substituting the seventh day with the first.)]
v. 4 “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. . . .”
Genesis 8:4 the ark came to rest “in the seventh month . . . upon the mountains of Ararat”
Exodus 21:2 a “servant . . . in the seventh [year] . . . shall go out free . . .”
Exodus 23:10-11 (also Leviticus 25:4) in “the seventh year” the “land” should “rest”
Numbers 19:11-12 a man who is “unclean” “on the seventh day he shall be clean”
Exodus 16:26 “manna” should not be gathered, and would not be found “on the seventh day”
Ezra 7:7 “the children . . . went up . . . unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of . . . the king”
Jude 14 Enoch, resurrected without ever having seen death, was “the seventh from Adam”
Exodus 23:12 (etc.) twenty times “on the seventh day thou shalt rest”
Joshua 6:4-5 Joshua was instructed to compass Jericho with “seven priests” bearing “seven trumpets” “seven times” on “the seventh day” and “when” they “hear the sound” of that “seventh” “trumpet” “all the people shall shout with a great shout” “and the people shall ascend up”.
(For insight on “ascend up”, see: Revelation 11:12 “And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud. . . .”)
v. 13 “And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns . . . went on continually. . . .”
v. 15 “on the seventh day . . . they compassed the city seven times”
[As the Lord instructed and said it would be in Joshua 6:4-5, so it came to pass exactly in vs. 16 & 20.]
vs. 16 & 20 “And . . . at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said . . . Shout. . . . So the people shouted . . . and the people shouted with a great shout . . . so that the people went up. . . .”
[All of the detail in this is important because it is a figure for the day of the Lord:]
Jeremiah 25:30 “The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation . . . he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.”
Isaiah 42:13 “The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man . . . he shall cry, yea, roar. . . .”
Psalm 47:5 “God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.”
(1st Thessalonians 4:16-18 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout . . . and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. . . .”)
QUESTION: Which “trump” is this “trump of God”? (It doesn’t say here!)
ANSWER: 1st Corinthians 15:52 “In . . . the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump . . . the dead shall be raised. . . .”
QUESTION: Which “trump” is this “last trump”? (It doesn’t say here!)
ANSWER: Joshua 6:16,20 says which trump is the “last trump”: it is the SEVENTH TRUMP!
QUESTION: Couldn’t we pretend this trump was the FIRST trump instead of the seventh trump, and keep Sunday instead of the sabbath to show our “blessed hope”?)
ANSWER: You could pretend a lie was the truth, but it wouldn’t change the reality of God’s plan (Romans 3:4).
Revelation 8:6 “And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.”
(This is under the “seventh seal” (See: 8:1).)
10:7 “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”
11:15-18 “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. . . . And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”
[The Lord’s day is the beginning of the SEVENTH and last “thousand years” for earth inhabited by man, and the sabbath day is “the example and shadow” (Hebrews 8:5) of this reign of Christ, wherein the world will have “rest”.]
Joshua 6:24 “And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein. . . .”
QUESTION: Why did they burn everything with fire?
ANSWER: Because Jereicho is an example for the last days, as was Sodom and Gomorrah:
Genesis 19:24 “Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire. . . .”
2nd Thessalonians 1:6-9 (8) “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God. . . .”
2nd Peter 3:7-12 “But the heavens and the earth, which are now . . . are . . . reserved unto fire. . . .”
Matthew 3:10-12 “. . . he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
8. THE LORD’S DAY is the day of (1) the Lord’s glory, (2) resurrection and deliverance of his saints, and (3) vengeance against, and destruction of, an ungodly world that has rejected the Lord and received Satan as lord.
[Satan tries to make all this go away doctrinally by:
(1) Defining Sunday as “the Lord’s day,” simultaneously bastardizing both the sabbath day and the Lord’s day (If you’re comfortable tampering with the Sabbath, you’re OK tampering with the Lord’s day, too.) and/or
(2) spreading the day of the Lord out over a long period of time to be dismantled and replaced by human forces.]
(If you don’t believe the Lord created everything in six days, you certainly won’t want to believe he can destroy it all in ONE DAY.]
2nd Peter 3:1-12 (10) “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”
Malachi 4:5 “. . . I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. . . .”
Amos 5:18-20 “Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! to what end is it for you?”
Joel 1:15 “Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.”
Joel 2:31 “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.”
Acts 2:20 “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come. . . .”
Jeremiah 46:10 “For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood. . . .”
Matthew 24:29-31 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light . . . and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (That is the real “rapture.” It isn’t “pre-tribulation” and it isn’t “secret.”)
Psalm 110:5-6 “The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.”
Malachi 4:1-6 “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up. . . . But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this. . . .”
9. ROMAN CATHOLICISM
“The Holy Roman Catholic Church” (the accepted earthly title for Catholicism) is indeed “Roman” and “catholic” (or “universal”), but is in no sense “Holy”, and can only be called “the church” when viewed as “the church of Satan the Devil”. It is clearly shown in the bible that Satan devises counterfeits of things which the Lord Jesus has for himself. As the Lord Jesus has a church, Satan the imposter also has one. This “church” is the bride of Satan, and the Lord Jesus Christ has nothing to do with it, and NEVER DID.
Ezekiel 16:44 “As is the mother, so is her daughter.” [It was a known proverb, thousands of years ago, that a mother gives birth to daughters who are just like her. It is impossible that something as corrupt and evil as Catholicism, which was purely pagan from the beginning, would “some day give rise to true Christianity” as some Catholic apologists claim; rather it is the plan of God that the true church would be built upon Jesus Christ as foundation, and composed of those who are born again by the power of God to be wholly new creatures, in Christ! Catholicism claims to be the “the mother of churches”, which is only partially true: she is, in fact, “the mother” of corrupt churches. There are many of these whorish institutions which have in common that they are organized under the authority and power of the state, which ultimately means that they are under the power of Rome, since Rome, to varying degrees, controls, influences, and manipulates the governments of the world to her advantage. These “churches” are “earthy” and their “idol shepherds” truly despise the word of God while pretending to be preachers of it, exactly as the priests of Catholicism! (Regardless of your personal objections, by definition, the “mother of harlots” HAS daughters!)
10. THE COMMANDMENTS [The lie that the commandments are done away with reinforces two other lies:]
(1.) the “pre-tribulation rapture” lie needs the lie that the present church is different than the tribulation church because the bible reveals that “the saints” in Revelation 14:12 “keep the commandments”!]
(There are many so-called “fundamentalists” who now believe and teach that “the tribulation saints” go through the tribulation as punishment BECAUSE they kept the commandments.)
(2.) the lie that the sabbath day is done away with is appreciated by almost everyone.
[Two of the most important commandments are not surprisingly the first two. (Exodus 20:1-6)]
 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:1-3)
[“[B]efore me” DOESN’T mean “It’s OK to have other gods if you place them behind me.” “[B]efore me” means “in my face.” In other words, thou shalt have no other gods, period!]
See: Genesis 10:9 “He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.” (Nimrod pretended he was God, in God’s face, as Anti-christ (who will be received by the “churches.”) is Satan’s grotesque blasphemous insult against God.)
Isaiah 45:5-6 “That they may know . . . that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.”
v. 21 “. . . there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.”
Nehemiah 9:6 “Thou, even thou, art Lord alone.”
Isaiah 65:2-3 “I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people . . . that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick. . . .” (Genesis 20:4-6)
[The second commandment associates love of God with keeping his commandments, as in the new testament.]
John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
15:10 “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love. . . .”
[QUESTION: If you were Satan, with which commandment would you begin to get the churches comfortable breaking the commandments, so they could eventually tell themselves all of them were done away with?]
[These things are also associated: worship of Satan, worship of the beast, worship of his image, taking his mark.]
Revelation 13:4 “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”
[They ask this ignorant question because they do not know him who IS able to make war with Satan.]
v. 8 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life. . . .”
v. 12 “And he . . . causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast. . . .”
QUESTION: How does Satan “cause” everybody to do this?
v. 15 “And he had power to . . . cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
14:9-10 “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God. . . .”
v. 11 “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever . . . who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
16:2 “And . . . there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.”
19:20 “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image.”
20:4 “And . . . I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark.”
11. WORKS/FAITH (These two are combined here because they are highly related.)
(A) Modern “fundamentalists” deny the relation between these two because:
(1.) they are lazy and do not “serve” or “obey” the Lord,
(2.) they are deceived and do not intend to “serve” or “obey” the Lord, and
(3.) they play a religious game with themselves pretending that they actually have “faith,” which they can only pass off insofar as Godly works aren’t necessary to “shew” their supposed “faith.”
James 2:17-26 “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.”
Matthew 12:33-35 “Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.”
(B) Faith is the real issue, but it needs to be real faith.
Luke 18:8 “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” [This is the question!]
(C) Because the churches wallow in dead faith, they are spiritually unprepared for the coming hard choices concerning: the King James Bible, the Mark of the Beast, Persecution, Tribulation, the Sabbath Day, Roman Catholicism, the Commandments, Israel, and “Evolution;” about which they have already been greatly deceived.
(D) The truth concerning sound doctrine on “works” is:
(1) It is the Lord’s good pleasure to “purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” (Titus 2:14)
[Satan hates that the Lord should succeed at this, and accordingly teaches that, “Christians shouldn’t do works.”]
(2) The (a) attributes, (b) gifts, and (c) work of God are not dependant upon or limited by human works:
(a) God’s Grace “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” (Romans 11:6)
God’s Mercy “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. . . .” (Titus 3:5-7)
(b) Salvation “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
(c) God’s Purpose “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace. . . .” (2nd Timothy 1:9)
Believing on the Lord “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” (John 6:28)
Coming to the Lord “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:44)
[Satan hates that we should understand this, and so perverts it by two methods; on the one hand preaching, for example, the heresy that “We need to do good works to get saved (as in Catholicism and many of her daughters), or on the other hand admitting that we aren’t saved by works, and concluding therefore that “doing works is evil,” reinforcing his previous lie that, “Christians shouldn’t do works.” (See # 1. above.)]
[The government “churches” to some degree all participate in at least one of these two Satanic lies.]
(3) Works ARE involved in man’s attributes and response to God’s gift of salvation.
(a) Repentance “. . . I . . . shewed . . . to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.” (Acts 26:19-20)
(This is the same thing John the Baptist said to the Jews in Matthew 3:10.)
(b) Faith “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” (James 2:17)
(c) Walk “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: and the people whom he hath chosen. . . .”
122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”
135:4 “For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.”
Isaiah 41:4-8 “But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.”
Numbers 24:1-6 “How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!”
Ezekiel 16:1-8 “. . . I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee . . . thou becamest mine.”
Exodus 11:5-7 “But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue . . . that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.”
John 5:43-47 “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.”
[If you’re deceived by not believing in a real Satan, then you won’t believe in a real antichrist possessed by Satan who will deceive the whole world, and you will “receive” him and his mark, and worship him just as the Lord said!]
14. THE THOUSAND YEARS REIGN of Christ is revealed in the bible to be a time of peace and joy. These attributes of Christ’s reign are a universal desire of mankind, but if the place, government, and timing are rejected, then Satan can deceive men to believe in a biblical promise of “peace and safety” NOW, under a government of men (Satan); and the churches will cooperate with the new world order, thinking Satan’s government is God’s intent. The whole truth must be believed concerning this “peace” because partial belief in it is a trap! (2nd Thessalonians 2:10)
Daniel 8:23-25 “. . . and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many. . . .”
1st Thessalonians 5:1-3 “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them. . . .”
(1) People normally only talk about “peace and safety” when they don’t have it!
(2) What people want is exactly what the Lord will bring under his rule, but having rejected the Lord they allow themselves to be deceived that government under Satan can bring peace and safety.
(Psalm 4:8 “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.”)
The Thousand Years (of Revelation 20) has a definite:
Place: New Jerusalem on a new Earth
2nd Peter 3:10-13 “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” (Obviously, not this earth!)
Revelation 21:1-3 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away. . . . And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven. . . .”
Psalm 102:25-28 “. . . the earth: and the heavens . . . shall perish . . . yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed. . . .”
Isaiah 65:17-25 “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”
Government: by Jesus Christ from the throne of David
Isaiah 9:6-7 “. . . and the government shall be upon his shoulder . . . upon the throne of David. . . .”
Revelation 3:12 “the name of the city of my God . . . is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven. . . .”
Jeremiah 3:16-17 “At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord. . . .”
Revelation 19:15 “. . . and he shall rule them with a rod of iron. . . .”
QUESTION: If we reject the future thousand years as literal, what have we taken away?
ANSWER: Christ ruling on earth! (You’re left with hope in “the vicar of Christ,” the new world order, united nations, “think tanks,” “postmillennialism”, “amillennialism”, etc., and all the humanistic fascist baggage that goes with it.)
Revelation 5:10 “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”
(As it is now, in this world owned by Satan, we’re the scum of the earth:
1st Corinthians 4:13 “. . . we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things. . . .”
Lamentations 3:45 “Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.”
Time: for a thousand years
Revelation 20:2,3,4,5,6,7 [a “thousand years” in between two resurrections]
Timing: The reign of Christ comes AFTER the Lord destroys this world on the day of the Lord.
John 18:36 “Jesus answered, . . . but now is my kingdom not from hence.”
[Timing is everything!] (For example:)
QUESTION: What’s wrong with the Adventists trying to prove vegetarianism by going to Genesis 1:29-30 to show God gave herbs to Adam and Eve for meat?
ANSWER: The timing! (Vegetarianism was true once, and will be again during the thousand years reign of Chirst, but NOW it is a doctrine of devils:)
(1st Timothy 4:1-6 “doctrines of devils . . . commanding to abstain from meats”)
Zechariah 14:1 “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.”
v. 8 “And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem. . . .”
QUESTION: Is this the present Jerusalem, or the New Jerusalem?
v. 9 “And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.”
[This is what Satan through antichrist plans for himself, in this world; and the world will receive him!]
(John 5:43-47 “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.”)
Revelation 21:4-5 “Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”
Isaiah 42:5-9 “Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth. . . . Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
[If you’re deceived by the lie of “evolution,” then you don’t believe that the Lord “created the heavens, and . . . spread forth the earth” in six days, in the first place: how are you going to believe he will do it again in one day?]
15. THE LAKE OF FIRE (or “hell fire”)
(A) Satan has done everything in his power to get rid of the reality of this place in the minds of men:
1.) Deny it altogether, for example:
(a) “Jehovah’s Witness” teaching of “annihilation,” and
(b) modern “fundamentalist” teaching of “no hell.” (Would a loving God cast people into a horrible. . . ?)
2.) Distort it:
(a) Call it “purgatory” and design it so relatives can pay money to priests to get you out of it sooner, maybe!
(b) Make you think it’s a place where all your friends will be partying with you later.
(c) Make you think that if you’re evil enough, you’ll get to rule there with Satan.
Psalm 33:6-10 “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. . . . Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.”
[The natural result of the knowledge that the Lord made everything is to “fear the Lord” and “stand in awe of him.” Satan hates this, so he and those who cooperate with him naturally teach “evolution” as a strategy to eliminate the “fear” and “awe”.]
1st Timothy 6:20 “. . . keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: which some professing have erred concerning the faith.”
Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. . . .”
17. THE FEAR OF GOD / FEARFULNESS
Revelation 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
12: Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.