Will it be Christmas?

Will the ‘chrismas’ season be when the Lord chooses for His return?   It doesn’t sound like they’re going to have a chance to explain. I find this passage from that chapter very interesting: ‘ . . . Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.’ (Isaiah 66:3-5)That reminds me of us today . . . when we try to tell […]

Santa Comparison

COMPARISON BETWEEN JESUS CHRIST AND SANTA CLAUS: 1. JESUS Has white hair like wool (Rev 1:14) SANTA Has white hair like wool 2. JESUS Has a beard (Isaiah 50:6) SANTA Has a beard 3. JESUS Comes in red apparel Isaiah (63:1-2) SANTA Comes in red apparel 4. JESUS Hour of His coming is a mystery (Luke 12:40; Mark 13:33) SANTA Hour of his coming is a mystery 5. JESUS Comes from the North where He lives (Ezekiel 1:4; Psalm 48:2) SANTA Comes from the North where he lives: North Pole 6. JESUS Is a carpenter (Mark 6:3) SANTA Is a toy carpenter 7. JESUS Comes as a thief in the night (Matthew 24:43-44) SANTA Comes as a thief in the night. Even gains entrance to homes as a thief. 8. JESUS Omnipotent — all powerful (Rev 19:6) SANTA Omnipotent — can deliver all the toys of the world in one night […]

Gnashing of Teeth

“GNASHING OF TEETH” by John Accomando     I’ve tried pointing out repeatedly how Paul said that the “Day of the Lord” (DoTL) comes only upon the wicked like a “thief”, and not the righteous, and that the Lord is still telling us to “watch” for His coming like a “thief” even after the 6th vial (Rev. 16:15), but I realized something else about the pertinent verses in the Olivet Discourse. Read the oft quoted verse again: Matthew 24:43- “But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” One should realize that the Lord described this in a post-trib context, because He laid out Matthew 24 sequentially (Beginning of sorrows- verse 8; Abomination of Desolation- verse 15; Great Tribulation- verse 21; His posttrib return- verses […]

Where are the dead? Discussion…

BY Don H                          A DISCUSSION   Where are the Dead Now? When we die in our flesh body we are changed into our spiritual body. 1 Cor 15:42-44 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. KJV ….In 1 Thess 4:16 it says, “the dead in Christ rise first”. Why would they rise first?…. 1 Thess 4:16 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: 17 Then we which are alive […]

Swallowed Up in Victory

By  John Accomando DEATH “SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY,” AND THE HEAVENS “ROLLED TOGETHER AS A SCROLL”:   1 Corinthians 15:54- “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY.” Few believers know what Paul was quoting: Isaiah 25:8- “He will SWALLOW UP DEATH IN VICTORY; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.” When does Isaiah describe this occurring? After the “heavenly signs”: Isaiah 13:10- “For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.” Isaiah 24:23- […]

Who are the “hagios?”

Who are the “hagios” who the Lord said that He returns from Heaven with? by John Accomando The reason I bring it up is because the popular teaching is that we come back with the Lord at His “parousia” (second coming), based on the following two verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:13- “To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.” Jude 1:14- “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,” It’s natural to deduce that we come back with Him based on these verses, but is that what is really being said? What are those words in Greek? 1 Thessalonians 3:13- “εις το στηριξαι υμων τας καρδιας αμεμπτους εναγιωσυνη εμπροσθεν του θεου και πατρος ημων εν τη παρουσιατου κυριου […]

Righteous Dead

Where are the “righteous dead?” by  John Accomando Many pastors popularly teach that we’re whisked away to Heaven at the moment of death. While this certainly isn’t a salvation issue, and I don’t believe in “soul sleep”, I wanted to offer Scripture to definitively determine whether that popular teaching is true or not, because after all, truth really does matter, and Scripture is the final arbiter. Luke 23:43- “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” As “paradise” indeed refers to the 3rd Heaven, it sure would seem as if the thief would be going to Heaven in that literal 24-hour day. However, as I’ll show, comma placement changes the meaning completely, and other Scripture determines how it should read. I should preface this by saying I’m not the least but superstitious about punctuation which interpreters added long after the […]

Absent from the body

by John Accomando 2 Corinthians 5:4-8 (“absent from the body”) Sometimes in Biblical study, you have moments where you find something in a set of verses you’d never seen before. Regarding 2 Cor 5, some selectively quote verse 8 to argue that we go to Heaven immediately at death, but look carefully at Paul’s wording in the preceding verses: 2 Corinthians 5:4-8: “For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that MORTALITY MIGHT BE SWALLOWED UP OF LIFE. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, […]

Obedience or Good Intentions?

Does God Require Strict Obedience, Or Does He Judge Us By Our Intentions? by Susan Weeks Some of us have been spreading the word about the thoroughly pagan origins of Christmas, and the good reasons why Christians shouldn’t celebrate it. I understand many Christians have not yet heard these reasons . . . but some have and it is them that I am addressing. There is an argument that is repeatedly put forth. It goes something like this: I’m celebrating Christmas for the glory of God . . . I’m celebrating Jesus’ birth (even though it wasn’t Dec. 25th) . . . I’m not doing anything wrong . . . God knows my heart . . . He understands. Let me share six verses of Scripture, because there is a lesson here–for those who have ‘eyes to see’ and ‘ears to hear’. ‘ . . . but Cain was a […]

Tribulation

Will Christians Go Through the Great Tribulation? by Rich Deem Events Preceding the End Three of the four gospels tell of Jesus’ description of the end time events. In addition, the book of Revelation describes these events in some detail (although not completely in a sequential order). The complete text of each description is given in the references. The major events of these end times prophecies are included in the table below. The verse citations are color-coded and letter-labeled to indicate parallel passages in each account. Event Matthew11 Mark12 Luke13 Revelation14 False Christsa Mt 24:5, Mt 24:23-26 Mk 13:6, Mt 13:21-23 Lk 21:8   Wars, famine, earthquakesb Mt 24:6-7 Mk 13:7-8 Lk 21:9-11 Rev 6:2-8, Rev 6:12 Great Tribulation of believersc Mt 24:9-10, Mt 24:21-22 Mk 13:9-20 Lk 21:12 Rev 6:9-11 Gospel preached to all nationsd Mt 24:14 Mk 13:10   Rev 14:6 Astronomical signse Mt 24:29 Mk 13:24-25 Lk […]

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