Mockers — Gal. 6:8,9 is a salvation passage few know about and it clearly reveals the once saved always saved proponents as mockers!

From: Eternal Life Blog (Dan Corner)

Mockers

According to the Bible, there are at least two types of mockers and neither is properly defined in a secular dictionary. For example the typical definition of a mocker is:

To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride. To mimic, as in sport or derision. See Synonyms at ridicule. (Free Online Dictionary)

The Mocker In Proverbs

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The Mocker In Galatians

The mocker in the Book of Galatians attempts to mock God! He tries to mock God by thinking he will reap eternal life, instead of destruction, even though he is sowing to please his sinful nature:

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Gal 6:7-9)

Gal. 6:8,9 is a salvation passage few know about and it clearly reveals the once saved always saved proponents as mockers!  Such people actually think they can commit adultery, lie, steal, get drunk, swindle, etc. and still reap eternal life in the end because they were once saved. ALL eternal security advocates indirectly state this when they describe their twisted version of the sin unto death. As bad as it is to be the type of mocker described in Proverbs, the attempted God mocker seems to be worse and in our day is directly linked to the false gospel of eternal security and those deceived by it.

Entire Article Here

Related:

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

Lust — “According to Mt. 5:28,29, you will have to overcome lust in the heart to escape hell”

From: Eternal Life Blog (Dan Corner)

Lust

We live in a world of sin and deception. That includes the church world, which is supposed to be the pillar and foundation of the truth (1 Tim. 3:15), but isn’t in our day! The sin of adultery, caused by illegitimate marriages and lust, is especially rampant. Because of the prevalence of pornography, lust is so commonplace that I have had various professing Christians unashamedly admit to me that they lust all the time, yet the same also profess to have eternal salvation and eternal life as once saved always saved proponents! Jesus addressed the lust issue and its seriousness in Mt. 5:28,29:

But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown intohell.

God’s eternal truth is obvious. Lust in the heart is adultery and will take one to hell. Hence, it is impossible to be a Christian and have a lust bondage at the same time.

Entire Article Here

Related:

Lust: Another Name For Adultery – Dan Corner

The Low-Cut Top Epidemic: May We Be Holy

[Lust FREEDOM — “The Poison that Kills the Soul”] My experience: How DEMONS DRIVE heterosexual and homosexual lust in ‘Christians’ — The bad news is that demons drive lust. The good news is that demons drive lust, because freedom lies straight ahead!

To my homosexual friends: May we all be ‘ONE’ in Christ! What is the ‘fury fire’ that Piper Perabo talks about? How can it be tamed? What is God’s true perspective in “The Homosexuals Will Arise” prophecy and what does Romans 1 really say?

[science] Why is Lust Addictive? — SEX increases dopamine by 200 units (1/6 the height of a METH euphoria)

[ video ] Jessica Rey: The Evolution of the Swimsuit — Can Modesty Make a Comeback?

[FreedomQuote] “Women, the way a man looks at you is out of your control, but what you reveal is up to you.”

I’ve finally shared much of what I know about and what can be done through the TREMENDOUS and mostly misunderstood and underused gift of tongues. A reader thankfully put me over the edge : ) I need to re-write this someday so it’s not written mostly in a comment. But it’s all there.

The Red Gate Prophecy — What If I Open It Just a Little Bit? The believers, not the non-believers, have opened the gate to sin, which is why this country has deteriorated

Can a Christian Have a Demon? Absolutely! Most Have Many!

A Gift that Will Set Many Free! (A Death Warrant is Out for Your Souls)

Survey of Christian Men on the Subject of Women’s Clothing — Men responded: “This area is the greatest challenge in my life!” • “Men are created in such a way as to be stimulated by sight.” • “Demon influence and demon possession is rampant. Evil triumphs when the church does nothing!” • Many more

[Princeton study] Is it wrong to wear a bikini? — The fully-clothed women were seen as being in control of their own actions, whereas the immodest ones were objects to be acted upon

David Bercot’s CD teaching: Separation from the World — What the Early Christians Believed About Separation from the World. D. Bercot. The Bible exhorts us: “Adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” So…

David Bercot’s CD teaching: Modest Dress and Cosmetics — How literally did the early Christians take Peter’s exortation?

Wes Hall: It’s Not Just Porn! “You’re asking for power and there are areas of hidden compromise in your life. … I’m not talking about the R-rated movies. I’m talking about the PG-13s … certain sitcoms, TV shows where your spirit is being defiled.”

A Nation ‘Bewitched’: Farrah Fawcett — “When the show [Charlie’s Angels] got to be No. 3, I figured it was our acting. When it got to be No. 1, I decided it could only be because none of us wears a bra”

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

All of my Lust Freedom! posts [latest appear first, 10 posts per page]

‘IF’ Is Conditional — Since ‘if’ is the badge of a conditional statement, then the believer’s security is clearly conditional

From: eternallifeblog.com/2011/12/02/conditional-security (Dan Corner)

IF Is Conditional

The controversy about the believer’s security is immediately ended by observing the various Bible passages related to eternal life that contain the little word “if”. Since if is the badge of a conditional statement, then the believer’s security is clearly conditional and not unconditional with such evidence. Here are the eternal facts, like it or not:

By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. (1 Cor 15:2)

The one and only Christian “gospel” shouts out a conditional security for the believer. It is another gospel which denies that. As clear as that is, the following verses also supplement that gospel truth with more insights by saying the Christian must hold firmly till the end to share in Christ, etc.:

We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. (Heb 3:14)

For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, (Rom 8:13)

See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us–even eternal life. (1 John 2:24,25)

About a dozen other Scriptures could also be cited, but those four suffice to prove thatthe believer’s security held out in the Christian gospel is conditional, that us sharing in Christ is conditional, that the Christian experiencing spiritual death or not is conditional, and us remaining in Christ and having eternal life is also conditional. It doesn’t get any better than that as far as clarity!

Any person open to the truth of Scripture can verify those facts for themselves. The conclusion, though disturbing to many, is a conditional security for the believer.That means there is no once saved always saved or eternal security, since all those spiritually lethal things can occur and can therefore interfere with final salvation and inheriting eternal life (Gal. 6:8,9).

Another Gospel — ANOTHER GOSPEL equals a FALSE GOSPEL or a gospel different from the real one. Dan Corner believes ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED is THE WORST.

From: eternallifeblog.com/2011/11/11/gospel (Dan Corner)

Another Gospel

Another gospel is the same as a false gospel or a gospel different from the one and only real one. Another gospel can be a popular teaching or one which is little known, but regardless, it claims to be the gospel of Jesus Christ, yet is counterfeit and therefore dangerous to SOULS. Another gospel is presented, even to Christians, as the real plan of salvation found in the Bible, but is demonically misrepresenting the truth of God and eternal life. In Paul’s day, it misled true Christians in the region of Galatia away from God and back into spiritual death as the victims fell from grace (Gal. 5:2-4). Paul furiously fought another gospel:

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. (Gal 1:6,7, KJV)

Paul defended the true gospel and warned against the false in the strongest terms:

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (Gal 1:8-10)

The gospel message must be accurate to bring about new creations in Christ. If not, it will be just another powerless gospel devoid of transforming power. Hence, one can go to hell just for preaching a false gospel and Paul knew that applied to him! All of the false religions preach another gospel – from Catholicism to Jehovah’s Witnesses toUniversalism, and the list goes on.

One false gospel out shines all the others though. It is once saved always saved. Again,once saved always saved is another gospel. It teaches the Christian has salvation in wickedness, minimizes and/or dismisses living holy in our day, misrepresents a conditional salvation and has spread like gangrene. Multitudes are in fiery torment at this moment because of this license for immorality. So, what is the gospel of Jesus Christ? Ponder especially 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Acts 20:21; 26:20; etc. It is a matter of eternal life or eternal death to know the truth from another gospel. God bless you.

Hate Evil — Sin is much more serious than any potentially deadly thing in the natural because it can send you to the lake of fire for eternity

From: eternallifeblog.com/2011/11/06/hate-evil (Dan Corner)

Hate Evil

All throughout the Bible we are encouraged to fear the LORD, but what does that mean? One verse especially tells us what it is. To some it will come as a surprise:

To fear the LORD is to hate evil…. (Prov 8:13)

If you really fear the LORD you hate evil. Most know what hate is, but what could be included in evil, besides the obvious sin? The Bible says falsehood. That too may surprise some but it magnifies the supreme importance of truth, the opposite offalsehood:

The righteous hate what is false…. (Prov 13:5)

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (1 Cor 13:6)

Christians are to fear God and show it by hating sin and falsehood. Now that we have established that, let me again draw your attention to the word hate. If you hate evil, you are not neutral about it. Instead you will be repulsed, annoyed, troubled and bothered by it. Christians love God’s truth, but hate evil, including what is false.That should describe you. Do you hate false doctrine regarding salvation, especially once saved always saved? You should be hating eternal security, since it is so diabolical. Perhaps, you aren’t even sure what the truth is, yet think you are a solid Christian. If you don’t know what is true, you can’t hate what is false. If you can’t do that you aren’t fearing the LORD, as you might have thought!

Things which are obvious sin should be hated. This should be clear, but do you reallyhate wickedness? Sins such as listed in 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Rev. 21:8; Gal. 5:19-21; etc arespiritual poison which ruin lives here and send souls to eternal torment after death. They must be hated and avoided, even more than dangerous things in the natural. In fact, sin is much more serious than any potentially deadly thing in the natural because it can send you to the lake of fire for eternity. Hate evil.

“Jesus Loves You” Deception — If you have been randomly telling people Jesus loves you, CAREFULLY explain his unique love or DON’T TELL PEOPLE THAT. It is DECEPTIVE!

From: Eternal Life Blog (Dan Corner)

Jesus Loves You Deception

How often we have all read or heard others tell another, Jesus loves you.While it is a definite truth that God loves even the unsaved (John 3:16; Mark 10:21; etc.), which is anti Calvinism, one can never find that form of evangelism in the book of Acts.

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What unsaved people need to know is, God’s love is totally unlike ours plus he also loves justice (Psalm 11:6,7). He will send a person he loves to hell because that person is not pure in heart(Mt. 5:8).

If you have been randomly telling people Jesus loves you, carefully explain his unique love or don’t tell people that. Why not simply stick to the Scriptures and tell unsaved people the Biblical message for salvation—repentance towards God and faith in Christ Jesus (Acts 20:21)? Tell them to prove their repentance by their deeds (Acts 26:20) and don’t forget to give the salvation facts, as stated in 1Cor. 6:9-11:

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (NASB)

Since the real gospel contains a conditional security for the believer (1 Cor. 15:2; etc.), don’t forget to tell them they must endure to the end to enter God’s kingdom (Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; etc.).

Entire Article Here

Related:

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

The Pleasures Of Sin For A Short Time — Moses was a noteworthy EXAMPLE OF FAITH. He REJECTED the PLEASURES OF SIN and chose MISTREATMENT with the people of God

From: Eternal Life Blog (Dan Corner)

The Pleasures Of Sin For A Short Time

As strange as it may seem, the Bible actually teaches sin has pleasure in it (for a SHORT TIME)! Of course, there are also the pain and remorse, as well as the inescapable deadening effects afterwards (James 1:14-16). Isn’t it true that for the devil (the enemy of your SOUL) to legitimately tempt a person to sin, it would have to have some kind of draw and allurement for the person being tempted. That, however, doesn’t mean that one must yield to temptation (1 Cor. 10:13). Notice the following passage and the listed details about Moses:

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. (Heb 11:24-26)

Entire Article Here

Related:

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

Michael Brown: Confronting the Error of Hyper-Grace

From: Charisma Magazine

Confronting the Error of Hyper-Grace

Michael Brown

The biblical message of grace is wonderful, glorious and life-transforming. We can’t live without it for one second of our lives. But there is a message being preached today in the name of a new grace reformation, mixing powerful truth with dangerous error. I call it hyper-grace.

One of the foundational doctrines of the hyper-grace message is that God does not see the sins of his children, since we have already been made righteous by the blood of Jesus and since all of our sins, past, present and future, have already been forgiven.

That means that the Holy Spirit never convicts believers of sin, that believers never need to confess their sins to God, and that believers never need to repent of their sins, since God sees them as perfect in his sight.

It is easy to see how such teaching can be dangerous, especially to a believer being tempted to compromise.

One hyper-grace teacher wrote this: “When God looks at me, He doesn’t see me through the blood of Christ, He sees me—cleansed! Likewise, He sees us as holy and righteous. He sees us, and He loves what He sees!”

Really? Always? 24-7? God always loves what he sees when he looks at his people?

Yes, he loves us, but does he always love what he sees?

Did Jesus love what he saw when he rebuked five out of seven congregations in Asia Minor in Revelation 2-3? Did Paul, writing on behalf of the Lord, love what he saw when he warned the Galatians that they had fallen from grace and become trapped in legalism? Did James, also writing as a servant of the Lord, love what he saw when he rebuked his readers for being “friends of the world” and “adulterers and adulteresses”?

Entire Article Here

Related:

The meaning of “Grace” (χαρις) in the Bible: It’s not what you think?

Wes Hall: “Beloved, grace has nothing to do with freedom to sin. … Grace is the power to be free from sin. … Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.”

(video) Dan Corner: True Grace Vs False Grace — Charles Stanley’s security in sin: “You cannot out-sin the grace of God” Vs Jesus: “He who endures to the end will be saved”

“Grace”: To Give You Life to Overcome—Not a License to Sin

Spiritual Avalanche – Steve Hill: The 7 Great Lies in the Church Today — Overemphasis of Prosperity • Exaggerated View of Grace (grace-changers nullify all divine warnings) • Antinomianism = against rules, so “anything goes” (but “Jesus didn’t set us free to sin; He set us free from sin”) • Gazing Upon Man, not God • Challenging the Authority of the Word (God didn’t really mean what He said) • Rejecting Hell • Universal Reconciliation

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

A.W. Tozer Prophecy: A NEW ARK to Ride Out the Storm — “As the Church now stands, the man who sees this condition of WORDLY EVANGELICALISM is written off as somewhat fanatical. But the day is coming when the house will be left desolate and there will not be a man of God among them”

From: revivalschool.com… (Andrew Strom)

A.W. TOZER PROPHECY – From 50 Years Ago

Let me go out on a limb a little bit and prophesy. I see the time coming when all the holy men whose eyes have been opened by the Holy Spirit will desert worldly Evangelicalism, one by one. The house will be left desolate and there will not be a man of God, a man in whom the Holy Spirit dwells, left among them…

I hear Jesus saying… Mat 23:37-38:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to her, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not! Behold, your house is left to you desolate.”

As the Church now stands, the man who sees this condition of worldly evangelicalism is written off as somewhat fanatical. But the day is coming when the house will be left desolate and there will not be a man of God among them. I would like to live long enough to watch this develop and see how things turn out. I would like to live to see the time when the men and woman of God – holy, separated and spiritually enlightened – walk out of the evangelical church and form a group of their own; when they get off the sinking ship and let her go down in the brackish and worldliness and form a new ark to ride out the storm.

Related:

‘Let Us Be ONE’ Prophecy Continues 10/8/08: “It’s TOO LATE to REVERSE what’s been done for MY MEN have been REJECTED … Now is the Time to OVERCOME and GET RIGHT With ALL … FREEeeeeeeeeeeeee———DOM at last … Your HEART will SWELL with LOVE and it will be EASY to REMAIN In Me when others are On The BOAT With You”

New UPDATE to: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

I’ve been periodically adding texts and making some changes to my “Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures…” article, posting the changes at the top until the next changes are made. I thought I’d mention this latest update in a post, this time.

My latest update to:

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

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[UPDATE 10/31/13]

For now, I’ve decided to leave the full version of Romans 8:1 in the title, because the gutted NIV/K-LOVE version is being broadcasted across the land, 24/7.

I added Luther’s Eureka moment text, “the just shall live by faith” from Romans 1 (which is also in Hebrews 10, where the context is clear), as well as Paul’s sowing and reaping text that soon follows in Romans 2.

In Revelation 3, I recently added the parallel between having one’s name blotted out from the Book of Life for not overcoming (church of Sardis) and being vomited out of Jesus’ mouth for being lukewarm (church of Laodicea).

Blot his name out of the book of life (v. 5)

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Vomit you out of my mouth (v. 16)

Do We Sin Every Day or Sin All The Time?

From: Eternal Life Blog (Dan Corner)

Do We Sin Every Day or Sin All The Time?

How distressing it is to hear a professing Christian nonchalantly say he sins all the time or sins every day! Such a person is a victim, held captive and duped by the popular security in sin, counterfeit grace, false gospel of once saved always saved, which has sent multitudes of once regenerated people to hell. After a solid indoctrination into that license to sin theology, the proponents are practically ruined spiritually with no fear of God, no fear of the dangers of sin or hell and basically disinterested and unable to discuss the things of God with a real Christian. Of course, they continue to believe they have awaiting them a sure arrival into Paradise and God’s holy loving presence as they openly admit they sin every day and all the time!

Unwittingly, the sad and deceived victims of the sin every day (or we sin all the time) belief are saying that it is impossible for them or anyone to obey God, for if one did obey God then he would not sin all the time! They are also indirectly admitting they are slaves to sin by saying they sin every day or sin all the time, but also think they are Christians who possess eternal life, which is violently antithetical to Biblical Christianity. They have no awareness of the basic radical changes that exist when one becomes a Christian:

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life (Rom. 6:22)

The sin every day and sin all the time people have no clue that only the OBEDIENT have eternal salvation (Heb. 5:9)….

Entire Article Here

Related:

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

Unequally Yoked: “I have observed that loneliness is one of the chief reasons why some jeopardize their eternal life”

The main thing is to be Spirit-led in our relationships — which means spiritual compromise for the sake of a relationship is not an option for a true believer.

I wouldn’t be as dogmatic as Dan is here, but this is a good balancing word. The days are evil. We must be careful.

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From: Eternal Life Blog (probably Dan Corner)

Unequally Yoked

The command and safeguard to be separate from unbelievers and not be unequally yoked with them is vital. For a Christian to have close dealings with any unbeliever as in a business, marriage or even a friendship is to open himself up for spiritual death and hell, besides being irrational. It’s irrational, for there is no fellowship between the child of the devil and the child of God, NONE. One is darkness and likened to the temple of idols, and one is light and the temple of God. There is as much harmony between the two as there is between the Lord Jesus and Belial, another name for the devil (2 Cor. 6:14-16) !

A definite example of how a righteous man became unrighteous through being unequally yoked is Solomon. With him it was his pagan wives, which he held fast to in love. He became an idolater like them! NOTE: Solomon got contaminated and became like them instead of the reverse! This is important for those who are self-deceived and think for evangelism reasons they need to associate closely with some unbeliever. This is a powerful refutation to the so-called friendship evangelism of our dark hour.

I have observed that loneliness is one of the chief reasons why some jeopardize their eternal life. They risk eternal life for the sake of friends to pal around with or for a marriage. Hence, you must remain guarded, especially if you are a Christian single. With all of this in mind we read:

Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor 6:17,18)

Entire Article Here

(audio) Noah’s Ark Evidence: Was Noah & His Wife 12′ Tall? :: Jonathan Gray w/ Radio Liberty 10.16.13

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oI0w9esBck]Noah Evidence / Was Noah & His Wife 10′ + Tall? ◦ Jonathan Gray w/ Radio Liberty 10.16.13

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Published on Oct 20, 2013

THE ARK CONSPIRACY By Jonathan Gray

Cover-ups, Betrayals and Miracles. The cloak-and-dagger story behind the discovery of Noah’s Ark and the attempts to suppress the news. Why some people reject the discovery. Solid evidence that this is the ‘real’ Noah’s Ark. A true-life thriller – archaeology at its most exciting.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rc…
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[SNIP] Later expeditions also located what appears to be Noah’s first home after the flood and the grave sites of Mr. and Mrs. Noah. The graves were evidenced by petroglyphs on the large tombstones. These were within ~5 miles of the Ark. Unfortunately, the graves were subsequently exhumed by grave robbers. The Turkish government later reported that a bodice that Mrs. Noah was wearing, which was covered with large precious stones, was sold on the Turkish black market for around $75 million. One of the burial crypts was later recovered and is in a back room of a museum in Ankara, Turkey. It is 18 feet long! Enormous human bones appeared in some of the hotels in the area soon after the graves were robbed. The size of the bones suggests that the Antediluvians were between 12-15 feet tall! [SNIP]
http://www.bibleplus.org/discoveries/…

[SNIP] Excerpt from Life magazine…
“While routinely examining aerial photos of his country, a Turkish army captain suddenly gaped at the picture shown above. There, on a mountain 20 miles south of Mt. Ararat, the biblical landfall of Noah’s Ark, was a boat-shaped form about 500 feet long. The captain passed on the word. Soon an expedition including American scientists set out for the site.

At 7,000 feet, in the midst of crevasses and landslide debris, the explorers found a clear, grassy area shaped like a ship and rimmed with steep, packed-earth sides. Its dimensions are close to those given in Genesis: ‘The length of the ark shall be 300 cubits, the breadth of it 50 cubits, and the height of it 30 cubits,’ that is, 450x75x45 feet. A quick two-day survey revealed no sign that the object was man made. Yet a scientist in the group says nothing in nature could create such a symmetrical shape. A thorough excavation may be made another year to solve the mystery.” [SNIP]
http://www.wyattmuseum.com/noahsark.htm

Lust: Another Name For Adultery – Dan Corner

From: http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/lust.htm

Lust: Another Name For
Adultery

Dan Corner

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Pornography (wma)

Pornography (pdf)

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Jesus must have shocked the people of His day when He equated lust to ADULTERY! His actual words about lust being adultery are:

“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed ADULTERY with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into HELL.”

Please note the serious consequences of lust (mental adultery). According to Jesus, it’s possible to end up in Hell over lust! Therefore, the sin of lust must not be taken lightly, as many church people do.

lust in the heart is adulteryWhile driving down the road and listening to a teaching, my wife and I heard a prime example of taking lust far too lightly. The following dialog transpired between a phone caller [Archie] and the host [Gil] after the host presented a hypothetical situation involving lusting over a woman while driving. This is what Archie referred to when he told Gil that he used his “example of driving in the car.”

Archie: “Gil, you used my example of driving in the car.”

Gil: “Oh, so you been looking at [lusting after] women, too, huh?”

Archie: “Oh, yeah, all the time.”

Gil: [an outburst of laughter].

The chief aim of this article is to provide the sobering facts regarding “lust,” as used in Matthew 5:28. While some downplay the serious consequences of lust and mental adultery, others wrongly think the slightest and quickest visual contact on another’s body is always adultery. The latter will be greatly relieved to learn this is not so! Similarly, remember this: Temptation in itself is not a sin. Jesus was tempted (Heb. 2:18; 4:15), yet Jesus never sinned (2 Cor. 5:21). Therefore, temptation is not a sin. It only becomes a sin when you yield to it.

The Greek word rendered “lustfully” (Matt. 5:28, NIV) is found elsewhere and translated in such a way as to help us know the lust the Lord equated to mental adultery. This same exact word is found in Lk. 15:16 and Lk. 16:21. It’s also significant to note that Jesus gave us these other usages. Hence, he chose to use the same exact word in these other teachings as he chose to use in Matt. 5:28! Respectfully, those verses say:

He [the Prodigal] longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

And [Lazarus was] longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

The facts surrounding the sad circumstances of the Prodigal Son and Lazarus, two other places where Jesus also used the word rendered “lustfully” as mentioned in Matt. 5:28, help us to better understand its meaning. Regarding its usage by the Lord in Luke’s gospel, it seems evident that this word carries a meaning with it that makes it much deeper than just a casual glance at a woman, as some wrongly think. To substantiate this, Strong’s Concordance defines this word as “to set the heart upon, i.e. long for” (emphasis his, Greek Dictionary, p.31, no. 1937).

Eph.5:3-5 includes lust

Again, a casual glance at the opposite sex is not the lust in the heart being referred to in Matt. 5:28. However, when actual lust does occur, that is, when one “longs for” another, then adultery is actually committed! To deny that it is adultery is to indirectly doubt the Lordship of Jesus Christ! This also clearly refutes the statement I’ve often heard — “It’s okay to look [meaning lust], but not to touch.” Jesus never taught lust was okay! Nowhere is this form of adultery through lust, though solely mental, less serious than other forms, although many treat it as such! Remember, Jesus said it can send one to Hell (Matt. 5:29)! Could He be wrong?

How awesome to ponder this fact in regard to all of the pornographic literature that can be found in this country, which generates lust. Mental adultery is rampant! Truly, this is an “adulterous generation,” as Jesus said.

Recently, while waiting to see someone with whom I had an appointment, his office radio was tuned in to a secular station which had a “Penthouse Pet” on as a guest. This woman posed 60 times for Penthouse magazine, yet was hailed as some great celebrity and heroine. She showed no remorse for those sinful acts. Only on Judgment Day will it be revealed how many millions of men committed adultery through lust with that whorish woman. What a fine servant Satan has in that woman, who shamefully is the envy of many women in our country!

Men committing mental adultery through lust should also be a sobering thought for women who profess to be Christian and desire to please their Lord. Paul wrote that women are to dress “modestly” (1 Tim. 2:9), yet at the same time, Paul was a grace teacher in the truest sense. So this isn’t “law” as some accuse, but simple obedience! To disregard the way you dress might possibly be stumbling another into adultery! (The same applies to a man and his dress, for women can lust too.) Read what Jesus said in Matt. 18:6 about stumbling another into sin and marvel at this! Furthermore, regarding this whole matter of mental adultery, a woman who dresses with the intent to make men lust after her is on a par with a prostitute!

In our generation, TV is the prime way people lust and commit mental adultery. Even while watching the news report sometimes one is exposed to spiritually unwholesome scenes, which the devil is pleased to present. These spiritual pollutants flood into homes across our land, then people wonder why they are having trouble with lust! I personally believe that more adultery is committed before the TV set through lust than anywhere else!

Furthermore, it’s a sad day when people who profess to be God’s servants are ensnared by their TV as their precious free time is spent never to be regained! Our generation will have to account for this incredible waste of time at the Judgment. Please note I mentioned “our generation” since television has only been available commercially since just after World War II. (TV as a means of distraction and sexual temptation, is something which the Twelve never had. Moreover, there will be no TV’s in Heaven!) Remember this: Before the invention of TV, Christians got along fine without ever watching it! You can too! In fact, since my wife and I stopped watching all secular TV of any kind, including the Super Bowl, we get along much better without it! By this I mean we have much more time to labor for the Kingdom in one form or another besides the other advantages of not being tempted to lust or adopt the world’s values in the first place.

If you are having trouble with lust (and mental adultery) or know someone who is, the remedy, in part, is to cut off the source of temptation! It’s that simple. If literature is the lust temptation, then stop going near it. If it’s TV or movies, stop watching them. This is what you are to STOP doing. Paul wrote: “Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature” (Rom. 13:14). Also, remember sinful desires such as lust (adultery) are warring against your soul (1 Pet. 2:11). You must war back or be conquered. A fight is a fight and not a “bed of roses”!

Furthermore, to get victory over lust, you should START spending more time in the Bible meditating on and memorizing certain verses! Hiding God’s word in your heart will stop those mental temptations.

The unnamed writer of Ps. 119 both prayed and hid God’s word in his heart so he would not sin against God: “Do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” (Ps. 119:10,11). We all need to humbly follow this example.

In summary, victory over sin (including lust) is not just what you do but also what you don’t do! In other words, starve your sinful nature (by not thinking about how to gratify it) and feed your spirit with God’s word (by meditating in Scripture). Your voluntary thoughts, that is, the thoughts you choose to ponder when free to think about anything you want, are extremely important. Relevantly, Rom. 8:5 says, “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.” The following poem states it beautifully.

Two natures beat within my breast.
The one is cursed, the other is blessed.
The one I love, the other I hate.
The one I feed will dominate!

Similarly, Paul wrote, “The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (Gal. 6:8).

In the Old Testament, we also read of lust in passages like Prov. 6:25,26: “Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.” Again, lust leads to disaster! Therefore, do not take this sin lightly.

By the way, the word rendered “lustfully” in Matt. 5:28 is used in a good sense in 1 Tim. 3:1 and Heb. 6:11. This latter verse reads: “And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end”

Unlike the Calvinists, Paul emphasized free will and human responsibility. (He did this without contradicting his own grace message.) He wrote, “Keep yourself pure” (1 Tim. 5:22). Undoubtedly, many will have to make MAJOR TV changes to obey this command! Victory over TV and lust will benefit you and others in this life and throughout eternity, but get ready for the battle regarding it!

Job was the most unique man on earth in his day — being blameless, upright, a man that feared God and shunned evil (Job 1:8). This man said of himself, “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl” (31:1). This is also very important in our day in light of Matt. 5:28,29 and the rampancy of pornographic literature, movies and commercials in our vile country, which generates lust.

Paul wrote, “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry” (Col. 3:5). Please note: it’s your responsibility coupled with the power of God (Rom. 8:13) that is the victory over lust.

It might surprise some to learn that Jesus used the Greek word from which we get our word “pornography” in Rev. 22:15, and stated that along with some others, such are “outside” the city of New Jerusalem. (In that verse, the word is rendered “the sexually immoral,” NIV.) If we compare Rev. 21:8 to this same verse, we know their specific location is clearly the lake of fire!

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Calvinist, John MacArthur gets the Skull and Crossbones Award for changing the grace of God into a “license for immorality” (Jude 4) with the following statements:

Yes, someone says, but can’t Christians put themselves outside God’s grace? What about those who commit abominable sins? Don’t they nullify the work of redemption in themselves? Don’t they forfeit the love of God? Certainly notit’s preposterous to think that we can forfeit it [salvation] by anything we do. (John MacArthur, Jr., The Love of God, Word Publishing, 1996, p. 159, emphasis mine)

Believers will often fall into sin, but their sin is not more powerful than God’s grace. (John MacArthur, Jr., Saved Without A Doubt, Chariot Victor Publishing, 1982, p. 45, emphasis mine)

NOTE: As Charles Stanley teaches, You cannot outsin the grace of God, John MacArthur teaches EXACTLY the same way! In fact, John MacArthur teaches WORSE by also saying believers often fall into sin. Don’t misinderstand John MacArthur’s doctrine. He teaches a license to sin as a Calvinist. The above is clear proof, but there is even more. In his so-called “Study Bible” under his comments on 1 Cor. 6:9-11, John MacArthur comments:

Some who used to have those patterns of sinful life were falling into those old sins again, and needed reminding that if they went all the way back to live as they used to they were not going to inherit eternal salvation, because it would indicate that they never were saved (The MacArthur Study Bible, 1997, p. 1736)

NOTE: The listing of sins in 1 Cor. 6:9,10 identifies the unrighteous, not believers, but John MacArthur shockingly declares that a true Christian can commit ALL of those sins! However, the true Christian can’t go all the way back as before, for that would prove he was never really saved after all, according to John MacArthur. If he stops short, ever so slightly, from going all the way back, his salvation is real even though he is in those vile sins! That is not holiness! Here is the listing of sins that John MacArthur commented on:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:9-11, NASB)

The Sovereign God who perfectly understands grace disagrees with John MacArthur. Rev. 21:8 is a clear passage which God spoke from His throne about who will NOT enter His kingdom. The Apostle Paul, the real grace teacher, gives us other Holy Spirit inspired lists in 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Eph. 5:5-7; Gal. 5:19-21; etc. Who will YOU believe? Also, please note: John MacArthur, known for “Lordship” theology, teaches the same as Charles Stanley and Charles Ryrie on the believer’s security!

But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars — their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death (Rev. 21:8).

For of this you can be SURE: No immoral, impure or greedy person — such a man is an idolater — has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient (Eph. 5:5,6).

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal. 5:19-21).

John MacArthur To The Adulterously Married

Under the subheading of Those That Are Illegitimately Divorced and Remarried John MacArthur teaches the obscene:

Now, there is only one other category. Some of you are saying, “I have a problem. I fouled up my marriage when I was a Christian and got a divorce that wasn’t legitimate. Furthermore, I am an adulterer (or an adulteress), because I remarried when I had no grounds. What is my status?” Well, you’re a sinner – welcome to the club. If you’ve already violated God’s laws as a Christian and you were illegitimately divorced and remarried (in other words, you’re in a union that the Bible defines as an adulterous union), you have only one recourse – to confess the sin, tell God the sorrow of your heart, and stay in that same union … (John MacArthur, Jr., On Divorce, Moody Press Edition, 1985, Chicago, p. 98, emphasis mine)

That is clear proof that John MacArthur is saying they would be lifestyle practicing adulterers, which he denies is possible at other times. Furthermore, he doesn’t say such lifestyle practicing adulterous people were false converts, but consoles them by welcoming them into the club of sinners! Moreover, he tells such adulterers to just tell God they are sorry and confess their adultery! According to John MacArthur, no turning away from their adultery (repentance) is needed for their forgiveness. John MacArthur’s teaching, therefore, is a poison-filled wicked abomination. BTW, the mere fact that John MacArthur denies King David lost his salvation when in adultery and murder should be enough to prove John MacArthur has a skewed understanding of Scripture.

WARNING! Dear reader, for your soul’s sake avoid John MacArthur’s Calvinistic version of saving faith. It is NOT the message of the Bible! John MacArthur needs to take to heart the compelling evidence found in The Believer’s Conditional Security, repent of his dangerous false teachings, and openly renounce his Calvinistic doctrines! Eternal Security is not true.

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New Testament Canon Compiled by Origen at 250 A.D. — If one is simply asking when these books came to be regarded as Scripture, then we can say that happened at a very early time. But, if one is asking when we see these books, and only these books, occur in some sort of list…

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10 Misconceptions about the NT Canon: #10: “Athanasius’ Festal Letter (367 A.D.) is the First Complete List of New Testament Books”

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When it comes to the study of the New Testament canon, few questions have received more attention than the canon’s date.  When did we have a New Testament canon?  Well, it depends on what one means by “New Testament canon.”   If one is simply asking when (some of) these books came to be regarded as Scripture, then we can say that happened at a very early time.  But, if one is asking when we see these books, and only these books, occur in some sort of list, then that did not happen until the fourth century.  To establish this fourth-century date, most scholars will appeal to the well-known canonical list of Athanasius, included in his Festal Letter in 367 A.D.

But, is Athanasius really the first complete New Testament list?  Despite the repeated claims that he is, we have a list by Origen more than a century earlier (c.250), that seems to include all 27 books.  Origen, in his Homilies on Joshua, writes:

So too our Lord Jesus Christ…sent his apostles as priests carrying well-wrought trumpets.  First Matthew sounded the priestly trumpet in his Gospel, Mark also, and Luke, and John, each gave forth a strain on their priestly trumpets.  Peter moreover sounds with the two trumpets of his Epistles; James also and Jude.  Still the number is incomplete, and John gives forth the trumpet sound through his Epistles [and Apocalypse]; and Luke while describing the deeds of the apostles.  Latest of all, moreover, that one comes who said, “I think that God has set us forth as the apostles last of all” (1 Cor 4:9), and thundering on the fourteen trumpets of his Epistles he threw down, even to their very foundations, the wall of Jericho, that is to say, all the instruments of idolatry and the dogmas of the philosophers.[1]

This is a fascinating passage.  A reasonable interpretation of Origen’s words would leave us with a list of 27 books (he obviously puts the book of Hebrews with Paul’s letters).  There is the question of whether the book of Revelation was original to this list—some manuscripts have it, some do not. …

This language suggests not only that Origen had a 27 book canon, but that, in his mind at least, that canon was closed.

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Jesus’ statements in ‘Revelation’ support the apostles’ NT church life teaching and also present a balance to the trendy, lovey-dovey view of God. Jesus also added a strict warning to not be altered :: The Bible can be trusted!

For those who believe Jesus is a trendy, all-lovey-dovey God, and question the authority of the New Testament as applying today, saying we don’t have to meet together to worship under the authority of the 5-fold ministry according to Ephesians 4:11-16, etc., I write this article on ‘Revelation,’ in addition to the articles I just posted:

The Early Church Fathers and Biblical Authority 100-400 A.D.: “All writers accepted the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture as self-evident. … There was no temptation to restrict its range to favored passages of the Bible.”

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The Book of Revelation is hard to dispute for those who desire to disbelieve the credibility of the Bible, because Jesus declared a strict penalty to anyone who would add or remove any words from it.

I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if anyone adds to them, may God add to him the plagues which are written in this book. If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, may God take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book (Revelation 22:18,19).

And Jesus’ words to the seven churches validate much of what was taught in the New Testament letters.

Jesus is speaking to the leaders of the assemblies in these seven communities. Jesus supports the 5-fold ministry, Ephesians-4:11-16 theme by saying to the the assembly in Ephesus: “you can’t tolerate evil men, and have tested those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and found them false.” He doesn’t say: apostles aren’t legitimate anymore. He says: you correctly kept the false ones out.

Jesus warns against eating food sacrificed to idols, which the apostles (Acts 15) and Paul also warned about. Jesus warned against sexual immorality as being taboo for Christians, and said how strictly He was going to judge Jezebel if she didn’t repent for pushing this evil agenda.

And of course, one of the main, trendy, disinfo themes today is that God is only love. Many don’t want to hear Paul’s Romans-11:22 balance:

“See then the GOODNESS and SEVERITY of God. Toward those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, IF you continue in his goodness; OTHERWISE you also will be cut off” — which agrees with what Jesus really said in John 15, contrary to what K-LOVE says.

And Philippians 2:12-13:

 “So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING. For it is GOD who WORKS IN YOU both to will and to work, for his good pleasure..”

Regarding Jezebel, Jesus demonstrates His non-lovey-dovey, SEVERE side of His personality towards those who refuse to repent of leading others to seriously sin. Not only would she be judged in the next life, but here on Earth too! “I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.”

2:21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great oppression, unless they repent of her works. 23 I will kill her children with Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.

Jesus says the church in Sardis actually had a reputation for being alive (unlike most churches today) but were spiritually dead. He didn’t then say: stop group meetings because they don’t work. Rather, he said: clean up your act, and get holy so your names won’t be removed from the Book of Life.

And a few verses later, he told the assembly in Laodicea to repent from being lukewarm, so they could also be dressed in white (like the overcomers in Sardis), otherwise He will vomit them out of His mouth. Doesn’t sound like the trendy, only-love Jesus taught across America today.

The assembly in Philadelphia actually had some Spiritual power, and kept Jesus word. Probably because they kept Jesus’ word they had spiritual power. Jesus then declares that He will preserve them from the hour of testing, and they will achieve their reward in heaven. Praise God!

It’s up to us. Either we live holy, and are spiritually blessed now and forever — as we bless Jesus, watching Him smile — or we willfully sin, like the Prodigal Son, leaving our First Love, breaking Jesus’ heart, refusing to accept and obey His clear words, to live in the Son — and the consequences will be dire. Some will even be judged this side of eternity, like Jezebel….

Much could be gleaned from Jesus’ actions predicted in the main body of Revelation, but for now, I will skip to the last two chapters:

Revelation 21

5 He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” He said, “Write, for these words of God are faithful and true.” 6 He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give freely to him who is thirsty from the spring of the water of life. 7 He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son. 8 But for the cowardly, unbelievingsinners, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 22

12 “Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

14 Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood [who don’t worship in Spirit and in truth – editor].

What follows are the complete texts of Revelation chapters 2 and 3 in the reliable, Textus Receptus based, royalty free WEB text, with my highlighting emphasis.

Let’s obey and be free!

Life in the Son!

Continue reading “Jesus’ statements in ‘Revelation’ support the apostles’ NT church life teaching and also present a balance to the trendy, lovey-dovey view of God. Jesus also added a strict warning to not be altered :: The Bible can be trusted!”

Does the Bible Claim to Be God’s Inerrant Word? — Jesus’ Statements

From: blueletterbible.org

Don Stewart :: Does the Bible Claim to Be God’s Inerrant Word?

[…]

The New Testament is also considered to be inspired of God for the following reasons:

Divine Origin

All throughout Jesus’ ministry the divine origin of His words is stressed.

He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak (John 12:48,49).

In addition, Jesus said His words would never pass away.

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away (Matthew 24:35).

That Jesus said His words would last forever hints at the idea they would be recorded.

The Promise Of Jesus

The main reason we believe that the New Testament has been inspired of God is the promise of Jesus. Before His death and resurrection Jesus made the following promises to His disciples.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you (John 14:26). But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, He will testify of Me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning (John 15:26,27).

However, when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come (John 16:13).

We have, at least, two promises of Jesus contained in these verses:

1. The Holy Spirit would guide these hand-picked disciples into all truth. [For clarification, this applies to all born-again believers – editor]

2. They would be given the gift of total recall of the things He said and did. This would guarantee the truth of their preaching and teaching as well as anything they would eventually write about Jesus. [I agree with these overall principles in general; though, the wording here seems a bit strong. “Total recall” seems a bit unlike how this probably worked. We can say with certainty that the Holy Spirit accurately reminded the disciples of what Jesus said and did at the appropriate times, which He does to us about Bible teachings we’ve read too. And this, alone, would not “guarantee the truth of their preaching,” necessarily. Because they still had free will, and were not automatic robots. They still had to obey and choose to be led by the Holy Spirit, which we then see happen; though, there was a learning curve – editor.]

Entire Article Here

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The Gospels are New Covenant and Apply To Us Today — Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to lead the disciples into all truth and to REMIND them of what He taught them to do. Then they did it and we can too — unstoppable!

Does the Bible Claim to Be God’s Inerrant Word? — Peter considered Paul’s writings Scripture; Paul considered his own writings to be the Word of God

Jesus’ statements in ‘Revelation’ support the apostles’ NT church life teaching and also present a balance to the trendy, lovey-dovey view of God. Jesus also added a strict warning to not be altered :: The Bible can be trusted!

The Early Church Fathers and Biblical Authority 100-400 A.D.:“All writers accepted the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture as self-evident. … There was no temptation to restrict its range to favored passages of the Bible.”

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

Does the Bible Claim to Be God’s Inerrant Word? — Peter considered Paul’s writings Scripture; Paul considered his own writings to be the Word of God

From: blueletterbible.org

Don Stewart :: Does the Bible Claim to Be God’s Inerrant Word?

[…]

The New Testament is also considered to be inspired of God for the following reasons:

[…]

Accepted As Scripture

Although the concept of a completed New Testament may not be found, we do have the concept of the writings being considered as Scripture. Simon Peter compared the writings of Paul to other Scripture:

Our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his letters . . . which those who are untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of Scripture (2 Peter 3:15,16).

[…]

Specific Statements Of Other Writers

Apart from the four gospels, the New Testament makes other specific statements about its own inspiration. The Apostle Paul said that his writings were the commandments of the Lord.

If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord (1 Corinthians 14:37).

In the first letter that Paul wrote, he stated that his commandments were to be received as the Word of God.

And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God’s message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe (1 Thessalonians 2:13).

Paul also emphasized that all Scripture is God-breathed.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).

Entire Article Here

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Does the Bible Claim to Be God’s Inerrant Word? — Jesus’ Statements

The Gospels are New Covenant and Apply To Us Today — Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to lead the disciples into all truth and to REMIND them of what He taught them to do. Then they did it and we can too — unstoppable!

Jesus’ statements in ‘Revelation’ support the apostles’ NT church life teaching and also present a balance to the trendy, lovey-dovey view of God. Jesus also added a strict warning to not be altered :: The Bible can be trusted!

The Early Church Fathers and Biblical Authority 100-400 A.D.:“All writers accepted the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture as self-evident. … There was no temptation to restrict its range to favored passages of the Bible.”

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

The Early Church Fathers and Biblical Authority 100-400 A.D.: “All writers accepted the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture as self-evident. … There was no temptation to restrict its range to favored passages of the Bible.”

I post this with sadness. It stuns me how even former church elders are openly questioning the authority of the word of God on Facebook, only ‘liking’ comments that encourage their theory that we aren’t accountable to live according to New Testament teaching. So now we don’t have to meet together to even try to worship in Spirit and in truth. I sometimes call it the anti-Ephesians-4:11-16 movement in which Jesus’ prayer in John 17:20-26 is also ignored. Jesus promised to give us His glory so that we would be ‘ONE’ with each other in Him, “that the world will know.”

Endless Facebook and coffee shop conversations, and going to Hollywood movies are in. The GREATEST commandment is out. And no one seems to be hearing from God, as the written word of God is now openly mocked, as well as those who defend it. It’s a travesty.

To be clear, I believe the teachers in the New Testament were led by the Holy Spirit, and most of what they taught is timeless (some applied directly to their situation only), and the Holy Spirit wants to lead us directly too. But if we refuse to do the basics taught in the New Testament, the lack of holiness will open the door to familiar spirits to confuse the new, trendy ‘Christians,’ so they don’t seem to be able to hear God directly at all. And they don’t seem to care, for some reason, to my utter dismay.

I would like to re-write the above two paragraphs when hopefully the carefully chronicled new covenant teachings of the New Testament are again appreciated for the clear teaching that they are.

This is part 2 of my posts defending the Bible.

We have a large body of work written by the ‘early church fathers,’ theologians who wrote during the centuries directly following the life of Christ and the apostles. The entire set of their work is here: The Early Church Fathers, 38 Volumes.”

Broken into three sections, this authoritative collection of writings by the Early Church Fathers is essential for understanding patristic thought. Series I of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers consists of eight volumes of the writings of St. Augustine, the greatest and most influential of the early Fathers, as well as six volumes of the treatises and homilies of St. Chrysostom. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Series II contains in fourteen volumes the works of the Greek Fathers from Eusebius to John of Damascus and the Latin Fathers from Hilary to Gregory the Great. The Ante-Nicene Fathers represent the first primary sources of Christian history following the canon of the New Testament, and include writings from the Apostolic Fathers as well as various third and fourth century sources.

My favorite period is the ante-nicene fathers, because they lived before Constantine declared Christianity to be the state religion, after which it became institutionalized and mostly died spiritually. Miracles of healing, which had been prevalent became almost unheard of. At that point, pride became more evident and ecclesiastical authority could even surpass scriptural authority, which we now know as papal authority within the Catholic church.

The indexes of each book are filled with New Testament quotes that they cited before all of the 27 New Testament books were officially decided upon. In fact, much of the New Testament can be reproduced from what the early church fathers quoted in their writings. Most fully believed and accepted these writings as God’s truth applying to them, from what I remember from my in-depth study 20 years ago, and what Geoffrey Bromiley says here: “all writers accepted the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture as self-evident. … There was no temptation to restrict its range to favored passages of the Bible.”

Of the four men Bromiley specifically cites, Clement of Alexandria and Irenaeus lived mainly in the second century, while Gregory Nazianzus and Augustine lived about two centuries later.

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Geoffrey W. Bromiley, “The Church Doctrine of Inspiration,” Carl F.H. Henry, ed., Revelation and
the Bible. Contemporary Evangelical Thought. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1958 / London: The Tyndale
Press, 1959, p. 207-8

II. THE PATRISTIC PERIOD

When we turn to the patristic period, we are struck at once by the way in which all writers accepted the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture as self-evident. The actual writings of the Old and New Testaments are seen to derive from the Holy Spirit and therefore carry the divine message. Nor is this merely a general inspiration; it extends to the detailed phraseology of the Bible in accordance with the saying of Christ in Matthew 5:18. Thus Clement of Alexandria tells us that not one jot nor tittle can pass because all has been spoken by the mouth of the Lord (Protrepticus, IX, 82, 1); and Gregory Nazianzus writes that even the smallest lines in Scripture are due to the minute care of the Holy Spirit, so that we must pay careful attention to every slightest shade of meaning (Orat., 2, 105). In order to emphasize the perfection and authority of the Bible, Irenaeus can say that they are actually spoken by God himself through his Word and Spirit (C.O.H., II, 28, 2). What the authors say is really said by God himself, and must be received and studied not merely or primarily as the word of man but as the Word of God. This emphasis on the divine inspiration of the Bible is obviously reflected again in the many statements in the Fathers which refer to the supreme authority of the Bible in the Church, as in the dictum of Augustine quoted in Cranmer’s Confutation of Unwritten Verities: “For I do not account Cyprian’s writings as canonical, but weigh them by the canonical scriptures; and that in them which agreeth with canonical I allow to his praise; but that that agreeth not, by his favour I refuse” (Parker Society ed., II, p. 33).

There can be little doubt that a sound and scriptural doctrine of inspiration was for the most part maintained and developed in the patristic period. The primary fact of inspiration was never in doubt. There was no temptation to restrict its range to favored passages of the Bible.

Entire Article Here

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Does the Bible Claim to Be God’s Inerrant Word? — Peter considered Paul’s writings Scripture; Paul considered his own writings to be the Word of God

Does the Bible Claim to Be God’s Inerrant Word? — Jesus’ Statements

Jesus’ statements in ‘Revelation’ support the apostles’ NT church life teaching and also present a balance to the trendy, lovey-dovey view of God. Jesus also added a strict warning to not be altered :: The Bible can be trusted!

The Gospels are New Covenant and Apply To Us Today — Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to lead the disciples into all truth and to REMIND them of what He taught them to do. Then they did it and we can too — unstoppable!

HEALING — The III Centuries After The Apostles, by Jeff Fenske

The Didache (70-100 AD): Reconciliation was required to attend early church meetings! “Let no one who is at odds with his fellow come together with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be profaned.”

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

“Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?”

“Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?”

– Leonard Ravenhill

TreatedBetterThanJesus?

Jesus in John 15:18-25

If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, since I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his lord.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do to you for my name’s sake, because they don’t know him who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates me, hates my Father also. If I hadn’t done among them the works which no one else did, they wouldn’t have had sin. But now have they seen and also hated both me and my Father. But this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which was written in their law, ‘They hated me without a cause.’

Jesus in Luke 6:20-26

He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude and mock you, and throw out your name as evil, for the Son of Man’s sake. Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven, for their fathers did the same thing to the prophets.

“But woe to you who are rich! For you have received your consolation. Woe to you, you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe, when men speak well of you, for their fathers did the same thing to the false prophets.

(video) Halloween Reality Check: Former Satanist Recalls Human Sacrifice of Little Girl

I posted this in 2009 at my ToBeFree site. Today, Stephen Paul shared this insightful comment that compelled me to post this at ONEcanhappen too.  Satanism is flourishing because most ‘Christians’ aren’t worshiping God in Spirit and in truth. Stephen writes (I changed punctuation and spelling slightly):

Around 1999, the Lord spoke to me while I was in prayer. This is a direct quote: “Why is it that in your nation you spend more time in the two weeks preceding halloween teaching your children to worship Satan than you spend in an entire year teaching them to worship Me? That is not enough time to spend eternity in my presence.”

You think on that, you naysayers [Stephen is responding to those who in their comments questioned the validity of Satanism being this alive today – editor]. Furthermore, a pediatrician friend told me 30 years ago that he had been called upon to identify a small child’s semi-incinerated fingers that had been discovered by police at a suspected satanic ritual abuse site.

Repent, America- your time is far shorter than you think it is.

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Former Satanist, Glenn Hobbs describes this experience in this 7-minute clip from “Halloween Trick or Treat” Jeremiah Films

“This is something that’s happening every Halloween.”

“It’s quite ironic how one group of people are thinking it’s fun, and another group of people are taking human life, and yet there seems to be this wall, and nobody wants to face the facts of what’s really going on.”

– Glenn Hobbs

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Audio kicks in at the 12-second mark[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUeigrPrHdk]
Halloween – Not So Innocent after all !

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The Pagan Invasion # 1 – Halloween – Trick or Treat?:
English Transcript

[…]

[Chuck] Smith: While there are some people who may be concerned about the origins
of halloween and it’s focus on blood, death, horror and the occult, to millions
of youngsters across the nation it has been adopted as a time to pursue scary
fun. It is an opportunity to dress up in ghoulish or fanciable costumes, to
engage in the fantasy of being a witch or a vampire, ghost or devil. Eager
“trick-or-treaters” solicit candy door to door or bob for apples at halloween
parties. Others brave haunted houses and horror movie marathons, while the
more daring visit cemeteries at midnight, play with ouija boards and hold
seances in an effort to contact spirits of the dead.

One of the biggest promoters of halloween is the public school system. School
sponsored halloween-themed activities often include dances, costume contests,
carnivals and arts and crafts projects.

[…]

[Caryl] Matrisciana: Glenn Hobbs was initiated into a satanic coven as a child by his
grandfather
and continued participating for many years. I recently asked
Glenn about his involvement and the importance of halloween to the occultist.

[Glenn] Hobbs: Well, my involvement in satanic worship was, I was involved in it as
a child, of course I was a generational satanist, what they call a generational
satanist and what that means is that my family was involved in it and their
family before them. Now my earliest rememberings of halloween and some of
the things that were involved was, it was a very dark time for me as a child.
It was something I didn’t enjoy.

Matrisciana: Glenn, could you tell us about your involvement in any rituals at
halloween as a child?

Hobbs: There was another little girl that was involved in the occult with me
and her name was Becky
. Now Becky was a different type of child, she was
blessed to be a sacrifice. I was being blessed to be a high priest
, where she
was being blessed and born into the coven there to be a sacrifice. …

Well, the ritual that I remember the most clearly began about the end
of September.

[…]

Matrisciana: All of today’s seemingly halloween customs and symbols have
their origins in the ancient keltic [Celtic] day of the dead
. For example, the practice
of trick or treat is from keltic tradition where people gave food [even humans] in return for
blessings from spirits of the dead. Failure to supply treats would result in
demonic retaliation
. Jack-o-lanterns grew out of the keltic tradition of carving
the faces of demonic spirits on turnips and later on pumpkins. The world
book encyclopedia says, the apparently harmless lighted pumpkin face of the
jack-o-lantern is actually an ancient symbol of a dammed soul, candle lit
pumpkins or skulls at a home signified that the occupant was sympathetic to
Satan and would therefore receive mercy by spirits and trick-or-treaters on
their halloween rounds.

Perhaps the most sickening of all druidic new year practices were the human
sacrifices
which occurred at midnight. Adults and children alike would be
thrown into huge fires
, while the celebrants danced around them in demonic
fits of abandon. By morning’s light only ashes and bones would remain, these
were called ‘bone fires’ which is where we get the tradition of ‘bonfires’
today. The druids believed that black cats were reincarnations of the evil dead
and were possessed with supernatural and knowledge, bobbing for apples was
part of the druidic new year sexual divination ceremony of fertility. The
broom stick and witches hats were originally considered phallic symbols.

[…]

Smith: Deuteronomy, chapter 18, spells out God’s position concerning man’s
participation in divination, sorcery or communicating with the dead. Verse 12
states that whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord. By
participating in the customs of halloween, whether in fun or ignorance, we are
continuing in practices which have been consecrated to Satan
. People who
love the Lord should stand for separation from these things and not
compromise. Christians can gather together at halloween and use the night to
educate themselves to the dangers of paganism and to take the opportunity to
pray and wage spiritual warfare against the powers of darkness in their
community. It can be combined with a time of worship, praise and
thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father for victory over Satan, death and hell.

Complete Transcript

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The true meaning of Halloween: “‘Trick’ or ‘Treat’” (‘treat’ us or get cursed); ‘Bonfires’ (bone-fires)

Retired FBI Chief Ted Gunderson: SATANISM & THE CIA — “The CIA is the most evil organization in the history of the world. They’re involved in kidnapping kids, international drug trafficking. They’re assassinating people….” | 50-60,000 human sacrifices per year in America!

“I’d estimate a little under 4 million practicing Satanists in America. … 1.5%.”

“Three separate sources on number of human sacrifices: 
between 50 and 60,000 a year.”

– Ted Gunderson, August 2000

Bill Schoebelen: The Occult Origins of Halloween & Mitt Romney’s Mormon Occultic Agenda

Former Satanist/Illuminist/Freemason/Mormon BILL SCHNOEBELEN: The Devil You Know — “As dangerous as Obama is, ROMNEY, in his own way is even more dangerous?” — HALLOWEEN, ‘the Devil’s holiday’ defiles children — “As long as there is MASONRY in the church there will be no revival” — “Listen to the VOICE of the His Spirit, because He can direct things” — “And SPIRITUAL WARFARE is critical”

Santa Claus: The Great Imposter — “Ho! Ho! Ho! I Am God” — Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent | Santa = Satan; elves = demons | Saint Nicholas never existed?

Santa Unmasked: The Origin of the St. Nicholas Cult — Why Europe is so messed up … and US!

The Christmas Compromise: It All Began With a Tree and a Snake — Enacting Out an Ancient Tradition of Tree Worship

The Origin of Christmas: Should a Christian Celebrate X-Mas?

[3-minute video] The Origins of Christmas — It is not the birthday of Christ

[photo] Still not convinced? Proof that Santa Claus isn’t real

A.W. Tozer: Don’t Beg God for the Holy Spirit. Glorify Jesus Christ!

Jesus wants to come. He is waiting for us to get right with each other and stop willfully sinning. Then we can worship God in Spirit and in truth, and…!

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” is guaranteed!

I never liked the “Fill us, Lord” ‘worship’ songs, that became a trend in the late ’80s. Worship should be worship.

jeff

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From: A.W. Tozer on Facebook

~~~ DON’T BEG GOD FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT: GLORIFY JESUS CHRIST ~~~

“When we come into this important Scripture passage, the second chapter of Acts, I want us to consider something that is so often overlooked — the thought that wherever Jesus is glorified, the Holy Spirit comes!

Contrary to what most people unintentionally assume, the important thing here was not that the Holy Spirit had come — the important thing was that Jesus had been exalted.”

Tozer Speaks ( Volume One )

Joel Skousen: Russian Missile Forces to be Upgraded by 2021 — Clinton’s order (PDD-60) in 1997 to the missile forces to “not rely on Launch on Warning” but to “prepare to retaliate afterward” is suicide!

I just posted this at ToBeFree.

Joel believes the US is being set up by the globalists for an EMP & nuclear attack by Russia and China, which is at least 8-10 years out — which is even more reason why we need to get our spiritual act together now. This agrees with Dumitru Duduman and Henry Gruver’s spiritual visions, which are linked here.

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World Affairs Brief, October 25, 2013 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World. Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com)

This Week’s Analysis:

Saudi/US Rift: Real or Feigned?

NSA Spying Scandal Continues to Expand

China Buying up America?

Russian Missile Forces to be Upgraded by 2021

TSA Pre-screening Everyone Now

They Lied to us about Cyprus

[…]

RUSSIAN MISSILE FORCES TO BE UPGRADED BY 2021

You will notice an almost total absence of coverage or concern for Russian military growth. It’s like it doesn’t exist in the US media, even when the Russians openly publish it in Russian sources. Here’s an example that should concern us all, as it confirms my estimates of timing relative to when Russia will be ready for a future strike on the West:

(RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will be fully equipped with fifth-generation missile systems by 2021, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. The proportion of modern missiles in the RVSN will reach around 60 percent by 2016 and 98 percent by 2021, Col. Igor Yegorov said.

In addition to the fifth-generation Yars and Topol-M missiles, new command and control centers are being built and new communications, security and other systems put in place, he said. Russia’s missile forces are being modernized in a bid to enable them to penetrate the anti-missile defense systems being fielded by NATO and the United States, Russian officials have said previously.

And, unlike US systems which are purposefully encumbered by humans transmitting codes before launch, the Russians are automating theirs so that human factors won’t be able to block a nuclear launch once initiated:

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will use a new-generation automated command and control system from 2016, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. The new system, based on the digital transmission of operations orders bypassing intermediary levels straight to the launch pad, allows the prompt targeting and retargeting of missiles and ensures the effective command and control of all units and subunits, Defense Ministry spokesman Dmitry Andreyev said.

The fifth-generation system will use wire, radio and satellite communication channels that are well protected from jamming and other forms of interference, he added. The system is compact and reliable and boasts low energy consumption, secure information transmission and imperviousness to external impacts, the spokesman said.

Compare this rapidly increasing readiness with the static nuclear silo based defenses the US has, and which are vulnerable to both human errors and external attack. The US missile forces have received a lot of negative publicity of late due to the sacking of its top military commander for gambling and ethics charges. Now, a leak has revealed that a couple of missileer officers have been reassigned for leaving a blast security door open while one was asleep.

The following AP article talks about this technical violation of the rules and promotes some disinformation about the launch of US missiles:

— Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to long-range nuclear missiles have been caught twice this year leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials said.

The blast doors are never to be left open if one of the crew members inside is asleep – as was the case in both these instances – out of concern for the trouble an intruder could cause, including the compromising of secret launch codes... The officers, known as missileers, are custodians of keys that could launch nuclear hell.

The last part is only partly true. The missileers have only half the launch codes. They must receive the other part from the “nuclear suitcase” which always accompanies the President. Without getting these launch codes from the president, no missiles can be launched. So this is hype about the silos being in danger of a terror attack.

In fact, even the blast door is not the door to the outside. An unauthorized intruder would have to get past other heavy duty steel doors and get down the secure-code elevator even to approach the blast doors. Entry to that elevator is controlled from an above-ground building where the officers initially enter and have their passes checked. All are secured with armed guards and cameras. All of this security before the blast door is what gives the watch officers some feeling of complacency about the need to keep this door closed if one is sleeping (allowable on a 24 hour shift).

What the article is talking about is the underground launch center, known as a capsule for its pill-like shape, buried in the ground. Each capsule operates 10 Minuteman-3 missiles (3 warheads per missile). The missiles are also underground in reinforced concrete silos with blast doors on top which open for launch.

The real weakness of our system is that we have fixed silos, easily and precisely targeted, while the Russians use mobile launchers which are always being moved around—very hard to find and hit. That is why the US must rely on “Launch on warning,” meaning that once Russian or Chinese missiles are detected by our satellites and on the way, all our missiles must be launched to avoid being hit by the first salvo of incoming warheads. No surface blast door covering the silos is going to withstand a full nuclear ground blast.

That is also why Clinton’s order (PDD-60) in 1997 to the missile forces to “not rely on Launch on Warning” but to “prepare to retaliate afterward” is suicide. This order is still secret and has never been made public, except in synopsis form by Arms Control Today, which helped draft the new nuclear policy.

Our missile forces are still on alert and they still think they are going to launch on warning, but their ability to do so depends on getting the codes from the president. All the globalist handlers of the president have to do to ensure we absorb a nuclear first strike is to not release the launch codes or create some pretense of technical difficulty.

Other evidence of Russia emerging from the phony “fall of the Soviet Union” is that she is starting to actively export military equipment to foreign clients: Space Daily.com reports from Baghdad (UPI):

As Iraq’s government grapples with a rising al-Qaida insurgency in which thousands have been killed, officials say the military has started taking delivery of Russian arms as part of a landmark $4.3 billion contract signed in October 2012… 30 of the all-weather Night Hunter helicopter gunships and 50 Pantsyr S-1 gun-missile short-range air-defense systems.

The 2012 contract marked Russia’s return to a major Middle Eastern market it had dominated during the Soviet era. During Saddam Hussein’s rule, that ended in April 2003, Moscow was Iraq’s main arms supplier.

Related:

Dumitru Duduman: The Russian Invasion of America — “It will start with the world calling for ‘peace, peace.’ Then there will be an internal revolution in America…. The government will be busy with internal problems. Then, from the oceans…” — The rapture will occur AFTER America is destroyed, as God destroys the enemies of Israel!

[ audio ] Henry Gruver’s Three Visions: Russian (and Chinese) Invasion of America — “When Russia opens her gates and lets the masses go, the free world will occupy themselves with transporting, housing and caring for the masses, and will begin to let their weapons down, and will cry ‘peace and safety,’ and that’s when it will happen.”

Dumitru Duduman: Wake Up America

Skousen: U.S. Intentionally Vulnerable to Nuclear Attack from China/Russia

[2-hour audio] Henry Gruver with Steve Quayle: Visions of War – Visions of Heaven

[mp3 audio] Henry Gruver’s Vision of America being invaded by Russia

[47-minute audio] Henry Gruver: Russian Invasion of America

Skousen: U.S. Intentionally Vulnerable to Nuclear Attack from China/Russia

Skousen: Analysis of Strategic Threats in the Current Decade

[Updated May 2010] Joel Skousen: Analysis of Strategic Threats in the Current Decade — The Big Picture!

All of my Joel Skousen posts (10 posts per page; latest appear first)

Stanley Monteith: “Until people understand we’re involved in a spiritual battle being played out on a political battlefield…nothing really makes sense today.”

“Until people understand we’re involved in a spiritual battle being played out on a political battlefield — we got a one party system, and everything else is a fraud — until people understand that, nothing really makes sense today.”

– Dr. Stanley Monteith — Radio Liberty, 10/21/13 Hour 3

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(video) Mark Dice: Hollywood Conditioning Youth to Produce A Satanic Society — “‘Do what thou wilt,’ social Darwinianistic, ‘SIN IS IN’ culture”

“That’s why they’ll round up the Christians at some point, and point the finger at us, because we’re trying to preserve the culture and prevent it from getting sucked down this Hollywood vortex, this ‘Do what thou wilt,’ social Darwinianistic, ‘sin is in’ culture.

And so that’s why Christians are seen as the problem, because we are the last stitches holding the fabric of society together, before the Orwellian, Illuminati plan is able to just unroll without any opposition.”

– Mark Dice

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

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Related:

The Red Gate Prophecy — What If I Open It Just a Little Bit? The believers, not the non-believers, have opened the gate to sin, which is why this country has deteriorated — Christians were supposed to be salt and light, holding back the ‘sin is in’ culture, but many ‘Christians’ now have been taught once-saved-always-saved, so they’re in the sin wagon too, and the result is now evident.

Is it possible to pursue holiness and scholarship at the same time…to expand both your heart and head? Jonathan Edwards did!

From: Francis Anfuso’s Facebook post:

Is it possible to pursue holiness and scholarship at the same time…to expand both your heart and head? Jonathan Edwards did!

He graduated with a master’s degree from Yale when he was just 19. At 17, he said holiness was revealed to him as a ravishing, divine beauty. His heart panted “to lie low before God, as in the dust; that I might be nothing, and that God might be all, that I might become as a little child.”

Intellect and the pursuit of holiness characterized Edward’s entire life. Yet, Edwards insisted that true religion is rooted in receiving affection from God, and then offering our affection in return, not in reason.

Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8, NKJV)

Related:

Puritan pastor Thomas Brooks: “HOLINESS is of absolute necessity; without it you shall never see the Lord. … God will at last shut the gates of glory against every person that is without HEART-PURITY”

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

Puritan pastor Thomas Brooks: “HOLINESS is of absolute necessity; without it you shall never see the Lord. … God will at last shut the gates of glory against every person that is without HEART-PURITY”

Cale Judd posted this comment on Francis Anfuso’s Facebook post on Jonathan Edwards:

I believe Edwards was right. Concerning holiness, the 19th century Puritan pastor Thomas Brooks wrote:

O sirs, do not deceive your own souls; holiness is of absolute necessity; without it you shall never see the Lord. (2 Thes i. 8-10)

It is not absolutely necessary that you should be great or rich in the world; but it is absolutely necessary that you should be holy; it is not absolutely necessary that you should enjoy health, strength, friends, liberty, life; but it is absolutely necessary that you should be holy.

A man may see the Lord without worldly prosperity, but he can never see the Lord except he be holy. A man may [go] to heaven, to happiness, without honour or worldly glory, but he can never [go] to heaven, to happiness, without holiness.

Without holiness here, no heaven hereafter. ‘And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth.’ (Rev. xxi. 27)

God will at last shut the gates of glory against every person that is without heart-purity.

Related:

Is it possible to pursue holiness and scholarship at the same time…to expand both your heart and head? Jonathan Edwards did!

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”