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Rick was the perfect kid next door. He went to a private Catholic school and excelled in every sport he played. He could run like the wind; he was amiable and everyone wanted to be on his team when the game started. His play stood out in every sport he played. He had a very bright and promising future in sports. He was one of the rare ones that could have gone professional in any sport he applied himself to. He could have been rich and famous but later in life he took a wrong turn then things went terribly wrong.

Rick grew up as an only child with a silver spoon in his mouth and opportunity knocking at every door. His parents were older than parents usually were when they started families. They were devout Catholics who kept a tight hold on Rick. He was under a strict and controlling rule at home. He was your perfect all American boy next door. He walked right out of the 1950S hit TV SERIES: Ozzie AND Harriet Nelson, your favorite family next door. He was polite, meek and he did not have an ego the size of Texas, which you would expect from a person of his athletic abilities.

He was always friendly, polite and generally a nice guy. He was one of the nicer kids in the neighborhood. People watched Rick play sports they knew he was something special. He had the world at his fingertips.

John his best friend (he lived a few houses down from Rick) lost contact with him over the years. He was about to walk in the bright, shining future that had been laid at his feet. So everyone thought! Somewhere in his journey Rick did a total turn around that changed his whole nature.

The truth about his family life came to light years later. He was constantly at odds with his father and mother. They were worlds apart in what they wanted him to do. There was physical abuse in their home and his father was an alcoholic who was drunk around the clock. Ricks dad was overbearing, gruff and he never expressed any affection toward Rick. He never told Rick that he appreciated him or loved him.

The effects of his dysfunctional home life had been simmering in Rick for years; he kept pushing it down, down until one day it erupted and set his life on fire and set him spinning into a pit he would never come out of. Against his familys wishes he joined the Army and he deliberately went with the wrong crowd blazing down the road of unhindered rebellion.


John had not seen Rick for years and all but forgot about him. Then one day John ran into an old friend in the parking lot at the local shopping center. Hey John remember me? John stopped in his tracks pondering who this salutation was from. John looked intently at the young man who had greeted him. Ron is that you? Yeah John its been a long time. John didnt recognize the once dirty faced longhaired kid haired who had turned into a strapping tall, well- built young man. You know who this is? John following Rons glance to the angry figure standing next to Ron. The man standing next to Ron wore a scar across his forehead having an angry scowl permanently pasted on his face. He was fat out of shape and wore sloppy clothes that misfit his large frame. He aged beyond his youthful years with all the drug and alcohol abuse. No I cant say that I do. Its Rick your old buddy!  Johns face dropped to the ground. Wow Rick you sure have changed!

Rick mumbled something. Everyone says that when they see him. Ron piped in. Rick works for me now in my construction company. He just got out of the Army and he is living with me until he can get back on his own two feet.  John retired to his car and drove off still stinging with shock at how bad Rick looked. Later on John heard Rick had been involved in a barroom brawl. Rick was struck in the face and he fell backwards hitting his head against the bar and he died instantly.

Tragically, Rick was never told about Jesus Christ who could have saved his life and turned him around and made him the famous professional sports hero he was always meant to be. Ricks turned into an empty life of unfulfilled dreams.

For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for well-being, and not for calamity, in order to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

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 About the prayer breakfast of the harlot of Babylon. Chapter 2

Passion for Judaism" or "Is salvation possible without Christ?" Chapter 2

So, our time is clearly marked by the word of promise "I will gather"; and what is important here - to gather for the great will of God - Worshiping One God. Israel is gathering in its own land for this purpose (Aliyah); all attention of mankind is focused on the land of Israel as the foreground of the whole earth for this purpose; all confessions of the earth work in the ideas of ecumenism for this purpose, prayer breakfasts and Christian summits are held for this goal. However, not only divine, but also antidivine powers work for this purpose. For this reason God's people should get the full clarity of this subject and stand at God's side.

We all know that the Church of Jesus Christ, scattered over all religions of mankind, has opposed the attacking forces of Satan at all times, which were aimed to destroy it. At all times the most different forms of deception for destruction of the church have been used in humanity. The church has been destroyed through all sorts of heresies and false purposes, by the substitution of ideas and the replacement of faith by science, occultism, gnosticism and by many other means. So it is today, God's word of promise "I will gather" is implemented. The idea of ecumenism appeared a hundred years ago, it is expressed by such words, "Ecumenism is an ideology of unity of all Christians; the ecumenical movement is the movement for the world Christian unity, in a narrower and conventional meaning it is a movement for a better mutual understanding and cooperation of Christian confessions". In this formulation, one can see only a positive goal of ecumenism, the other negative goal that is reached by the devil is hidden, of course. All Christians believe that the purpose of Unity of all Christians in Christ is a very important one. For example, thus say the Ortodox, "The most important goal of relations between the Orthodox Church and non-Orthodox confessions is the restoration of Christians' unity commanded by God, which is included in Divine purpose and belongs to the very essence of Christianity. This is a task of a paramount importance for the Orthodox Church on all levels of its existence. The indifference to this task or its rejection is a sin against God's commandment of unity." So say the Orthodox Christians and they do it purely and truly. In fact, Catholics as well as all Protestants say the same about Unity in Christ. We will also talk about it.

But if we somehow get to know this subject we can see that the leaders and organizers of ecumenical projects are Masons. The right-wing of Orthodox Christians, for example, talk about it in such a way, "The apologists of ecumenism reject Christianity which directs all spiritual efforts of a man to salvation; they reject it for the sake of searching the so-called "inner church of the Holy Spirit." That is, they develop, as once said Berdyaev, "a spiritual view of life, which in the 19th century found a refuge in Masonic lodges." Such apologists work for the sake of approaching "the New World Order", "a new Christianity" era, "a new era of mysticism" . Thus say the Orthodox, and we say that the essence of the "New World Order" is easily read from the Internet. "The New World Order" is the concept of a single political authority over all mankind under the power of Freemasonry and many Masonic groups - the UN, Group of Eight, Group of Twenty, the Bilderberg Group, Illuminati and others. That is, this "New World Order" is put into practice by the secret World Government. And one of the goals of the secret world government is to create a society based on the principle of "a golden billion", which includes members of the "top guilds" and representatives of "the most deserved and developed" nations. Other nations (Africans, Asians) play the role of catering for heavy production, resource extraction and the entire infrastructure. The "useful part" of mankind counts, ostensibly, about one and a half billion, while the rest of the population (more than 4 billion) is classified as "unnecessary" and is systematically destroyed by alcohol, tobacco, drugs, free sex and by other things. You can find this and even more detailed information about the "New World Order" in the Internet in excess supply . These very apologists are expecting the coming of the "ecumenical faith", the era of "new Christianity", "new mysticism" which will unite not only various movements in Christianity, but also "partial truths of all religions "and all the "humanistic creativity" of a modern man. That is, it will unite all those who trust in any kind of spiritual ascension, in other words, unite all people belonging to any religion, sect or religious ideology.

And now, this era of "New World Order," the era of "new Christianity", "new mysticism", that ecumenists talk about all over the world, will be deeper and more perfect than all the existing traditional religions. The global Masonic doctrine of ecumenism is based upon that. The idea of "prayer breakfasts" and "Christian summits" is also based upon that." As Masons say, A new world emerges from the dark cocoon of history together with new temporal forms. Many authors of promasonic ideology write, "Our civilization can be called 'Masonic' according to its principles." And we say, "That's what we have come down to! The proximity of the Antichrist's accession is fantastic." Our civilization was Christian but has became Masonic. And this is a new "promasonic Christianity" which is intended to unite all religions.

The following happens in all of this. All that is happening today in the Christian world and in all humanity prepares the accession of the Messiah, the super-king of Judaic blood. "Gathering the nations" in the valley of Jehoshaphat, that is, in the Internet will be working for this purpose. But all ecumenical projects as well as prayer breakfasts are also preparing the accession of the Messiah. But Christians should know that the accession of the Messiah is the accession of "the beast" foretold by the prophets and by the Revelation about the secret number 666. A major force carrying out this accession is the world Freemasonry. And for the sake of this global goal Masons put into practice in mankind the so-called fascination with Judaism, marking it out as a special, unique spiritual phenomenon in the history of mankind. First of all it is because Freemasonry is a Jewish institution. What nation will the Messiah come from ? Naturally, he will be a Jew. That is why, the "fascination with Judaism" is developing in the religions and in all mankind." And Christianity is already fascinated by Judaism. Masons-Catholics, for example, recognize the sameness of the Jewish Messiah and "Christ of the second coming," which means they recognize an exact equivalence of these two individuals. Many Christian sources, including Protestant promasonic ones say that "gone are the days when the Church proclaimed, "There is no salvation outside the Church." Today the Church preaches a respect to the saving grace that is present in other religions of the world." This is the ecumenical doctrine of the basic Christian religions. The question "Is salvation possible without Christ?" rises in ecumenism more and more powerfully. The response to it of both Freemasons and a huge percentage of Christian religions is "Yes." They justify this by saying that Paul allegedly claimed salvation for the Gentiles according to the law of their conscience, salvation for the Jews according to the law of Moses, and justification by faith in Christ is left just for the Christians, provided return to the Torah. This view definitely rejects, the "fundamentalist theory" of justification only by faith in Christ Jesus, and proclaims the possibility of salvation without Him. This is a false statement, but "fascination with Judaism" does not diminish because of this . But we say that Christ becomes a sort of unnecessary One discarded "as useless" , who "prevents" from global projects of uniting all religions on the basis of some kind of "spirituality." And this "spirituality" is nothing but a "spiritual outlook on life, which in the 18th century found a refuge in Masonic lodges." The Masons has already planted into Christianity the idea that there exists a biblical covenant between the Jews and God, and, therefore, the Jews do not need to believe in Christ in the name of their salvation . Masons-Catholics directly confess that the Jews have a special relationship with God and have a particular world mission, therefore there is no reason for trying to convert the Jews to Christianity.

"Fascination with Judaism" is a global phenomenon. The eyes of all faithful Christians from five continents are directed to Jerusalem. Psalms about Jerusalem are sung in all churches of the world . Vast charitable funds are collected for the "poor Jews" in thousands of churches of the world. Millions of tourists from all over the world travel to Jerusalem in an endless stream. It is so understandable - Jerusalem is the city of Christ and Antichrist. Christ promised to return to Jerusalem at His Second Coming. But the accession of the Antichrist as the Jewish Messiah will also be carried out in parallel and opposing way in Jerusalem. Today, two subjects and two faiths - Jewish and Christian have encountered each other in great power. Jewish faith represents reigning over the world, the Christian one - Apocalypse. The fullness of time comes for today's world through this. This fascination with Judaism is a sign of the last time. Today there is a ban on opposition to the Jews in any form; all opinions against the Jews and against their works are called anti-Semitism, everything is under jurisdiction. Not only hatred for the Jews is forbidden, but the words of the Gospel about the Jews are forbidden. Highly raised are the concepts that the election of the Jews is not canceled, that there is a biblical covenant between the Jews and God and it commands Christians and other religions to open their hearts to compassion for the Jews and bless everything that the Jews have been doing recently. Issues of faith, of a deep understanding of the Scripture and God's plans for salvation of mankind through the acceptance of all that the Jews do is considered bold, uncompromising adherence to the word of Christ, and therefore they are all considered relevant to all of us. It is, supposedly, very important for us to trust God in His inscrutable ways and to strive for doing everything for the salvation of the Jewish people of God. And by means of that, supposedly, the blessings of God in a special form and in a special measure will reach the whole Church and all the nations who have turned their faces to God of Israel and to the people of Israel. It is "Ruth's decision" by Ekman.

But we say that the Jewish nation is entering "the Sabbath of the universe" and it takes power all over the earth putting on the throne to reign over the world its super-king of Judaic blood, the Antichrist, who has no relation to the true God. But with all this the historical works of the Jews, like all the achievements of civilization and progress "in the fullness of time" come to their logical completeness and insuperable deadlock, which are not possible to solve for any of people. Today a psalm of David is coming true, "Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, "Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us." Today, according to the words of David, the nations, kings and rulers "take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed," that is against Christ. But David says firmly, "He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision..." And if "the kings and the rulers" say that "they gather around Jesus" at the Christian summits or at the prayer breakfasts, that is a lie. They gather around the Antichrist. Are there any evidences? They are on hand! All the states of the modern world are secular, they have no place for Christ. The constitutions and laws have nothing in common with the Gospel. The image of the world does not conform to Christ. "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors." Military regimes pour the blood of nations. "No man might buy or sell" without the mark of the beast. The achievement of "peace and safety" will end up with "destruction" according to the words of the Apostle Paul. Daniel said the same about the last king, whose "heart would be moved against the holy covenant, and that he would "show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant." The Revelation also says that everybody who "would not worship the image of the beast will be killed." The last time will be the time when "the man of sin comes, the son of perdition." This is the Apocalypse, but not the earthly Eden; it is not "the world of prosperity," not a solution to social problems of the mankind. The following words of Revelation are related to the present time, "And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?" It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear."

Today, all the programs for the suppression and destruction of the peoples of the world are brought into play. Television and Internet publications pose and solve the main problem for humanity - who will rule the world? In other words - who will appear as the Messiah of the mankind? And they answer, "Masons will rule the world", and they don't mention the names directly. But we specify this information. Let's put it simply - the present world and the future world is ruled and will be ruled by the English queen and her numerous family, from which come, practically, all the presidents and the government members of the leading European countries, including America, Russia, China, Japan and other countries. This day all democratic constitutional countries, as well as monarchical countries with the limited reign time of their presidents and monarchs (5-10 years) are under the authority of English-Jewish aristocracy of the Tudors-Stuarts, the English Grand Lodge, which has attained the permanent rule over the world for more than a thousand years. America and Russia are war machines of the English aristocracy and the Queen. All countries of five continents - the land, productions and property belong to the Queen of England and her family in the lion's share. All nations of five continents are the ones mainly exploited by the English Queen and her family. All nations pay tribute to the British aristocracy for their existence on the earth.

The future Messiah of the Jews is a mason from the same royal family. The god of this family is the god of capital and the war machine, as it is said in the prophecy of Daniel, "a god of fortresses." These words are also about the Messiah from this family, "Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor... Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain". The most important words are "nor regard any god." Such words may relate only to a representative of the Masonic lodge of the highest initiation, and only to a halachic Jew of a thousand-aged aristocracy. The prophecy of Revelation is about him, "And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue and nation". This is the power of the "New World Order." There are the words in Revelation, "All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. He was granted power to cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. These are the words of the prophecy about today's reign over the world and all religions, including Christianity and Judaism, of the Masonic Jewish aristocracy of the Tudors-Stuarts in the person of the coming Messiah. Everything that is happening today in the world and in all religions, prepares the accession of the Messiah. For this reason, we, as Christians, are captured by mass "fascination with Judaism." But woe to all the peoples of the world, woe not only to Christians, but also to the Jews, even their kabalistic Torah will not save them from the hands of the Messiah, because not the Messiah, whom they expect will come. There will come the one who will not "regard any god." Today the essence of this phenomenon manifests itself mightily

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 God's wrath

God’s Anger

Amos 8:1-12          1  The Lord God showed me a vision, and behold, there was a basket of overripe summer fruit.  2  He said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, “The end has come for My people Israel. I will spare them no longer for the nation is ripe for judgment. 3 On that day, the songs of the palace shall turn to wailing,” says the Lord God. “There will be many dead bodies; in silence they will throw them everywhere.” 4 Hear this, you who trample down the needy, and do away with the poor of the land,  5  “When will the New Moon festival be over so we may sell grain, and the Sabbath ended, that we may open the wheat market, making the ephah (measure) smaller and the shekel bigger (that is, selling less for a higher price,) and to cheat by falsifying the scales.  6  We may buy the poor (as slaves) for silver (since they are unable to support themselves,) and the needy for a pair of sandals, also that we may sell the leftovers of the wheat (as if it were a good grade of grain)?”  7 The Lord has sworn (an oath) by the pride of Jacob, “surely I shall never forget (nor leave unpunished) any of their rebellious acts. 8 “Because of this (coming judgment) will the land not quake and everyone mourn who dwells in it?  Indeed, all of it shall rise up like the Nile, and it will be tossed around (rom the impact of judgment) and (afterward) subside again like the Nile of Egypt.  9 “It shall come about in that day,” says the Lord God, “that I shall cause the sun to go down at noon, and I shall darken the earth in broad daylight.  10  “ I shall turn your festivals and feasts into mourning and all your songs into dirges (funeral poems to be sung); and I shall cause sackcloth to be clothing for everyone,  and baldness on every head (shaved for mourning).  I shall make that time like a time of mourning for an only son (who has died), and the end of it shall be like a bitter day. 11  “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “when I will send hunger over the land, not hunger for bread or a thirst for water, But rather (a hunger) for hearing the word of the Lord.  12  “People shall stagger from sea to sea (to the very ends of the earth) and from the north even to the east; they will roam here and there to seek the word of the Lord (longing for it as essential for life), but they will not find it.

Daniel 12:1  1 “At that (end) time Michael, the great Arc Angel, who stands guard over the children of your people, will arise.  There will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until the distress; but at the time of distress, your people, everyone who is found written in the Book of Life, will be rescued.    Matthew 13:43  43 Then the righteous (those who do what is right) will shine forth radiating the new life like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear and listen to My words.      Daniel 12: 4-10   4 conceal these words and seal up the scroll until the end of time. Many will go back and forth and search anxiously (through the scroll), about knowledge of the actions of God as revealed by His prophets.” 5 Then I, Daniel, saw two men standing by the river, 6  one on each bank, and behold, there stood one man on this bank of the river and the other man on that bank of the river.  One man asked an angel, who was standing further upstream, “How long will it be until the end of these wonders?” 7  The angel, dressed in linen,  held up his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and a half a time (three and a half years); as soon as they finish shattering and crushing the power of the people, all these things will be finished. 8  I heard, but I did not understand; so I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?” 9 The angel said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are concealed and sealed up until the end of time. 10  Many  persons will be purged, purified (made whole) and refined, but the wicked will behave wickedly. None of the wicked shall understand, but those who are spiritually wise will understand.         Daniel 11:33-35  33 They who are wise and have spiritual insight among the people will instruct many and help them understand; yet for many days some of them and their followers will fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder. 34 Now when they fall they will receive a little help, and many dishonest persons will join with them. 35 Some of those who are spiritually wise and have insight will fall as martyrs in order to refine, to purge and to make those among God’s people pure, until the end time; because it is yet to come at the time appointed by God.          Daniel 2:11-12.   11 From the time that the regular sacrifice, the daily burnt offering, is taken away, to the abomination of desolation, the ruining the temple in Jerusalem for worship of the true God, there will be 1,290 days.  12  How blessed, happy, fortunate, spiritually prosperous, and beloved is he who waits expectantly (enduring without wavering) for the period of tribulation comes to the 1,335 days!      

 Daniel 11:31-32    31 Armed forces of satan will arise (in Jerusalem) and defile and desecrate the sanctuary, the spiritual stronghold, and will do away with the regular sacrifice, the daily burnt offering; and they will set up an evil altar in the sanctuary.  This is the abomination of desolation. 32 By smooth words they will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action.

Daniel 12:13 But as for you (Daniel), go your way until the end of your normal life; for you will rest and rise again for your allotted inheritance at the end of the age.”            Psalm 119:33-40   34 Let me have understanding, that I may observe God’s commandments, and keep them with all my heart.

Exodus 20:1-17  1 Then God spoke all these words: 2  I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;   3 you shall have no other gods before me.  4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, 6 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments. 7 You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses His name. 8 Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 10 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it. 12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. 13 You shall not murder.  14 You shall not commit adultery. 15 You shall not steal. 16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17 You shall not covet (desire) your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet (desire) your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.  

Revelation 6:13-17    13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree drops its winter fruit when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The sky vanished like a scroll rolling itself up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the magnates and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 calling to the mountains and rocks, “fall on us and hide us from the face of the one seated on the throne and from the anger of the Lamb; 17 for the great day of their anger has come, and who is able to stand?”

Mark 13:24-27, 30-33   24  “In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened,  and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, 26 Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. 27 Then He will send out the angels, and gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven 30  I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. 32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come.

Mark 13: 5-6, 9-11, 13, 21-23   5 Then Jesus began to say to them, “be aware that no one leads you astray. 6 Many will come in My name and say, ‘I am He!’ and they will lead many astray.   9 “As for yourselves, beware; for they will hand you over to councils; and you will be beaten in synagogues; and you will stand before governors and kings because of Me, as a testimony to them. 10  God’s word  must first be proclaimed to all nations. 11 When they bring you to trial and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say; but say whatever is given you at that time, for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of God will take over.  13 You will be hated by all because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 21  If anyone says to you at that time, ‘Look! Here is the Messiah!’ or ‘Look! There He is!’—do not believe it.   22 False messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. 23  Be alert; I have already told you everything.        Revelation 12:10,12,17   10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, proclaiming, “Now have come the salvation and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Messiah, for (satan,) who blames our comrades, has been thrown down, who blames them day and night before our God.  12 Rejoice then, you heavens, and those who dwell in them! But pain and agony to the earth and the sea, for the devil has come down to you with great anger, because he knows that his time is short!” 17 Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her children, those who keep the commandments of God and hold the testimony of Jesus.         Revelation13:1,4-8    1  I saw a beast rising out of the sea.  The whole earth followed the beast. 4 They worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to this beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like this beast, and who can fight against it?” 5 The beast was given a mouth uttering arrogant and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. 6  It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. 7  It was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them.  It was given authority over every tribe and people and language and nation, 8 and all the inhabitants of the earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the Lambs book of life

Revelation 13:11-18   11 Then I saw a second beast that rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. 12  It exercises all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. 13 It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of all; 14  By the signs that it is allowed to perform on behalf of the beast, it deceives the inhabitants of earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet lived; 15 It was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast so that the image of the beast could even speak and cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, (this does not include those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life,).  17  Persons cannot buy or sell unless they have the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name 666.

Revelation 11:2-12   2 Do not measure the court outside the temple (in Jerusalem;) leave that out, for it is given over to the evil nations, and they will trample over the holy city for forty-two months.  3   I, Jesus Christ, will grant authority to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days (three and one-half years), dressed in sackcloth.”   4 These witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth. 5  If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouth and devours their enemies; who must be killed in this manner. 6 These two witnesses have the power from God to shut up the sky,  that no rain will fall during the days of their prophesying about judgment and salvation; and they have power over the waters (seas, rivers) to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every (kind of) plague, as often as they wish.  7 When they have finished their testimony and given their evidence, the beast that comes up out of the abyss (bottomless pit) will wage war with them, and overcome them and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie exposed in the open street of the great city (Jerusalem), which in a spiritual sense is called by the symbolic and allegorical names of Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 9 Those from the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not allow their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.   10 Those non-believers who live on the earth will gloat over them and rejoice; and they will send gifts, in celebration, to one another because these two prophets tormented and troubled those who live on the earth.  11  After three and a half days, the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear and panic fell on those who were watching them. 12  The two witnesses heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” Then they ascended into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them.  13  In that very hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell and was destroyed; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were overcome with terror, and they glorified the God of heaven since they recognized His awesome power.

Revelation 14:9-13   9 Then another angel, a third, followed them, shouting in a loud voice, “Those who worship the beast and its image, and receive a mark on their foreheads or on their hands, 10 they will also drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured unmixed into the cup of his anger, and they will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.  11 The smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image and for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”  12 Here is a call for the endurance of God’s chosen persons who are successful, those who keep the commandments of God and hold fast to the faith in Jesus. 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them.”          Revelation 16: 2, 8-162 The first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth, and foul and painful sores came on those who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped its image. 8 The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to burn evil people with fire; 9 They were burned by the fierce heat, but they cursed the name of God, who had authority over these plagues, and they did not repent and give him glory. 10 The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness; people gnawed their tongues in agony, 11 and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores, and they did not repent of their behavior. 12 The sixth angel poured his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up in order to prepare the way for the kings from the east. 13 And I saw three evil, spirits like frogs, one coming from the mouth of the dragon, one coming from the mouth of the beast, and one from the mouth of the false prophet. 14 These are demonic spirits, performing signs, and move abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.   15 (“I, Jesus Christ, will arrive  like a thief!  Blessed is the one who stays awake and is clothed not going about naked and exposed to shame.”) 16 And the armies assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armagedon.           Revelation 19:19-21   19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against the rider (Jesus Christ) on the horse, and against His army.    20  The beast was captured, along with the false prophet who had performed in its presence the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. 21 The rest were killed by the sword of the rider on the horse, the sword that came from his mouth.

 Revelation 16:17-21   17 The seventh angel poured his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18  There came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a violent earthquake, such as had not occurred since people were upon the earth, so violent was that earthquake. 19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities in the nations fell. God remembered great Babylon and gave her the wine-cup of the fury of his wrath. 20 Every island disappeared, and no mountains were to be found; 21  Large  hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds, dropped from heaven on people, and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, so terrible was that plague.

 Revelation 20:2-15  2 An Angel seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 and threw him into the pit, and locked and sealed it over him, so that he would deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be let out for a little while. 4 Then I saw thrones, and those seated on them were given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. Over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him a thousand years 7 When the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will come out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth with all evil forces to be gathered for battle against Jesus Christ; they are as numerous as the sands of the sea. 9 They marched up over the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city  (Jerusalem) . And fire came down from heaven and consumed them. 10 The devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. 11 Then I saw a great white throne and the one who sat on it; the earth and the heaven disappeared, and could not be seen anywhere. 12  I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Also another book was opened, the book of life. And the dead were judged according to their deeds as recorded in the books. 13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it.  In Death and Hades, evil forces, many of the dead were found in them.  All evil dead were judged according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades evil dead were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire; 15 and anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.        Revelation 21:1-3, 7-8    1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them, the water of life. 7 Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all the evil teachers, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

“God’s Anger”  is written by Ronald Edwin Matteson, an 87 year old Christian,

having a no arrest record.













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 What does repent mean?

What does repent mean?
Does repent simply mean to change our mind or is some action required?

In both the Old and New Testaments, the word repent can mean -
a) To be sorry about or regret something or
b) To turn away from sin.

In the OT, the KJV translates two Hebrew words as "repent" -

The first is "Nacham" (H5162), which means to be sorry or regretful. An example is in 1 Sam. 15:35 (KJV) which says, "... the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel". In this verse, repented means that the Lord regretted or was grieved that He had made Saul king.

The second Hebrew word is "Shub" (H7725), which means to turn from sin. An example is in Ezek. 14:6 (KJV) which says, "... Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations". In this verse, repent means to turn away from evil.
From these two OT examples we see that repent can either mean to be sorry about something or to turn from sin.

In the NT, two Greek words parallel these two Hebrew words:

The first is "Metamellomai" (G3338), which means to care afterwards, to regret. An example is in 2 Cor. 7:8 (KJV) which says, "For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent...". In this verse, Paul repents (that is, regrets) causing sorrow.

The second Greek word is "Metanoeo" (G3340) which Thayer's dictionary defines as, "to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins". An example is in Act 3:19, 26 (KJV) which say, "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out... in turning away every one of you from his iniquities". In these verses, repent means to have a change of mind and turn from sin for forgiveness.

These examples show that, in both the OT and NT, repent can mean to be sorry or regretful about something or it can mean to turn away from sin. When repent is associated with salvation it means to turn from sin, as Luke 13:1-9 (NIV) show. In this passage, vs.2, 4 set the context as sin and in v.3 Jesus said, "... unless you repent [turn from sin], you too will all perish". In this verse, repent is Present (Continuous) Tense meaning that Jesus actually said, "... unless you continually repent [continually turn from sin], you too will all perish". Then, in the parable of vs.6-9, Jesus said that if a fig tree (a believer) does not bear fruit then it will be cut down. This passage tells us that a sinner must turn away from sin and lead a holy, repentant life otherwise he will be cut down and perish.

Regarding salvation loss, in one sense it really does not matter what repent means. The fact is, Jesus said that we must continue to do it, whatever it is, otherwise we will perish. For example, if repent means to "eat an apple a day" then we must continue to eat an apple a day otherwise we will perish. This makes it obvious that salvation can be lost if we fail to continue to do whatever repent means.

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 Speaking In Tongues – General Comments

Speaking In Tongues – General Comments
Comments on various points about speaking in tongues.

1) If tongues have ceased, why did Paul say not to forbid speaking in tongues (1 Cor. 14:39)?
The simple reason is that when Paul wrote 1 Corinthians, about 55AD, tongues was still a gift and being used as a sign of judgment against the Jews. After judgment came, in 70AD, tongues ceased being a gift because they had served their purpose as a sign.
See the blog “Speaking In Tongues – A Sign” at -

2) If tongues have ceased then why was 1 Cor. 14 written?
As already stated, tongues were still being used as a sign of judgment to the Jews when 1 Corinthians was written. Because of the misuse of tongues, Paul wrote about their purpose and proper use, stressing the need for interpretation at all times.

3) Why did Paul speak in tongues more than anyone (1 Cor. 14:18-22)?
In 1 Cor. 14:18, Paul said, “I speak in tongues more than all of you” and he went on to say, “BUT in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue” (v.19). The words BUT in the church tell us that Paul’s abundant use of tongues was not inside the church but outside the church. This was because he was a pioneering missionary and as he went from city to city throughout the world he went to the Jewish synagogues first (the very people the sign of tongues was for - vs.20-22) and then he went to the Gentiles. In this way he met new groups of Jews more than anyone else hence he used the sign of speaking in tongues more that anyone. For more on tongues being a sign, see the blog at the link in comment #1.

4) Why did Paul say he wished that all spoke in tongues (1 Cor. 14:5)?
If everyone spoke in tongues then it would mean that everyone was out and about evangelising and using tongues as a sign whenever they met Jewish people. This would please Paul because his heart was for his people as Rom. 9:1-5 tell us. Or, he may have wanted to see others edified.

5) What is the “unknown tongue” of 1 Cor. 14:2 in the KJV?
The word “unknown” is not in the original Greek; it was added in italics in the KJV. 1 Cor. 14:2 (KJV) says that when someone speaks in an “unknown tongue” he utters mysteries but this is simply because there is no interpreter. Note that 1 Cor. 14:27-28 (KJV) say that “unknown tongues” must be interpreted or the speaker was to be quiet in the church so there is no doubt that these “unknown tongues” were real languages. Also, 1 Cor. 14:10 says there are many languages in the world but none without meaning so this verse rules out unknown languages also. Interpretation always removed the mystery of what was said.

6) What are the tongues of angels in 1 Cor. 13:1-3?
The idea that people can speak in the tongues of angels comes from a misinterpretation of 1 Cor. 13:1-3 in which Paul used exaggerated speech to show that love is greater than all. He is not saying that he could do the impossible by fathoming all mysteries or that he had all knowledge etc but even if he did, yet didn’t have love, then he had nothing. Likewise, he is not saying that anyone could speak in the tongues of angels. That too is part of the exaggerated language used to show that love is greater than anything.

7) What are the groans of Rom. 8:26?
It’s suggested that the “groans” in this verse is man praying in tongues but that can’t be right as-
i) It is the Spirit who is interceding with groans, not humans. A person cannot intercede for himself.
ii) The verse says that the groans cannot be expressed in words so it is not a language.
iii) The Greek word for “groans” is only found in one other place - Acts 7:34. This verse speaks of the groans coming from the Israelites who were suffering in Egypt. Just as the Israelites groaned and struggled in Egypt, we can struggle in prayer and when we are in that state the Spirit comes to our aid and “intercedes for us with groans that words can’t express”. Groans are groans, not speaking in tongues.

8) What does praying in the Spirit mean (Eph. 6:18)?
Many believe that praying in the Spirit is praying in tongues but how can a person pray in tongues “with all kinds of prayers and requests” if they don’t know what they are saying (Eph. 6:18)? Considering that they don’t know what they are praying about, how would they know if even one of their prayers was answered? For all they know, they could be praying a curse on someone. Praying in the Spirit is nothing more than praying intelligibly and intellectually with the aid of the Holy Spirit.

9) Does 1 Cor. 1:7 mean that the spiritual gifts remain until Jesus returns?
This verse says to the Corinthians, “... you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed”. This is often taken as meaning that all the gifts will continue in all churches until Jesus returns. However, the verse is more than likely only relevant to the Corinthians as it says, “... you [that is, you Corinthians] do not lack any spiritual gift … ”. Rather than addressing all churches regarding the continuation of spiritual gifts, Paul was simply telling the Corinthians that they were not lacking in the gifts at that point in time. Further on, in 1 Cor. 3:1-3, he spoke about their spiritual state saying, “I could not address you [you Corinthians] as spiritual but as worldly - mere infants in Christ”. It is obvious that Paul is only referring to the Corinthians here and not every church. In the same way, 1 Cor. 1:7 is also referring to just the Corinthian church.

10) Asking for a fish and getting a snake – Matt. 7:7-11 and Luke 11:5-13.
These passages say that God gives good gifts to those who ask - if someone asks for a fish, God will not give them a snake etc. Those who speak in today’s tongues claim that their unintelligible ‘private prayer language’ is a gift from God even though there are no verses to support such an idea. The fact is -

  • Every instance of tongues in the Bible is in a public setting, never private.
  • Every instance calls for interpretation, including prayer in tongues (vs.13-17 & 27).
  • All languages in the world have meaning, none are unintelligible (v.10).
  • All gifts were for the edification of the church, never for individuals (1 Cor. 12:7; 1 Pet. 4:10).

These points are discussed a little more in the blog “Speaking In Tongues And Private Prayer” at

Clearly, private prayer languages are not a gift from God and this makes sense as tongues have ceased. There is enormous peer pressure to be ‘more spiritual’ like those who think they have received a private prayer language from God. This pressure leads people to strongly seek something that doesn’t exist and often leads to a learned, make-believe, unintelligible ‘tongue’ or, if nothing happens, the seeker may feel unspiritual and suffer a crisis of faith. Be assured, God is not the source of these prayer languages.

11) Was speaking in tongues intended as a gift for everyone?
1 Cor. 12:7-11 tell us that the Holy Spirit gave various gifts to the church for the common good. To some the Spirit gave one gift (say tongues) and to others different gifts (healing, discernment etc), just as He determined. Also, 1 Cor. 12:29-30 tell us that no gift, including tongues, was given to everyone. So, we can conclude that tongues were not given to all Christians as a private prayer language. Tongues were simply a sign to the Jews as 1 Cor. 14:21-22 tell us. See the blog “Speaking In Tongues – A Sign” at -

12) Were tongues meant for the edification of the person with the gift (1 Cor. 14:4)?
There is no doubt that anyone would be edified (spiritually uplifted) if they were used miraculously by God to speak in tongues or heal someone or raise a dead person etc but the primary purpose of all gifts was the edification of the church, not the individual. Being edified by speaking in tongues was simply a by-product of being used miraculously. In the same way, a person would be edified if God used him to heal someone. The gift of healing, like tongues, was for the benefit of the church, not the healer, even though the healer would have been edified. There is a 15 point list in the following blog which shows that tongues were for the uplifting of the church and not the individual -

13) Is there more that one purpose for tongues?
Some say there are two purposes for tongues, even three or more, but the Bible only states one purpose and that was as a sign to the Jews (1 Cor. 14:21-22). When the sign of speaking in tongues had served it purpose, tongues ceased – see comment #1. Other purposes, such as ‘private prayer languages’, have no basis in Scripture – they are read into the text

The following link is to a series of short blogs showing that tongues ceased with the early church.

I suggest reading the blogs in the following order -
Speaking In Tongues – Ceasing And Remaining
Speaking In Tongues – A Sign
Speaking In Tongues And 1 Cor. 13:11
Speaking In Tongues And The Perfect
Speaking In Tongues And Face To Face
Speaking In Tongues And Private Prayer
Speaking In Tongues – General Comments

The following books on the cessation of Tongues, Prophecy and Knowledge are free to download.

All About Speaking In Tongues by an ex-Pentecostal Pastor -

Today's Tongues by Bryce Hartin a Baptist Pastor involved in deliverance -

Sola Scriptura – very good, author unknown -

The Doctrine Of Tongues written by a New Zealand Barrister in the 1960s -

Other free books and articles -

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