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Perhaps that is because they are on the wrong track. Coming up I will re-analyze certain terms and expressions that commentators and translators have struggled with to the extent that no persuasive presentation of this text currently exists. It is A. Why have we missed this? The political ramifications of writing about this may have been troubling. But Paul could have spoken about it more freely. It is my intention to cover this matter in greater depth in a future work —The Man of Lawlessness and the Time of the End.

For now, we can only hit the highlights. The first order of business is to rethink verse 8, since it seems to say that Jesus will destroy the Man of Lawlessness at His Second Coming. This is what the preterists teach and they themselves link this chapter to A. That is a view that must be rejected. But how do we avoid such a conclusion? The New International Version reads extending into verse 9 , And then the lawless one will be revealed , whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.

Most translations read pretty much the same, so we are about to break some new ground. The key words or words in question are in bold letters. Many English translations have the shorter form. The significance? In fact a grammatical argument can be made for that. And then the lawless one will be revealed , whom the Lord will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and will overpower at the time of the appearance of his coming 9 — whose coming is according to the working of Satan.

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The change potentially transforms the text. They occur dozens of times. Commentators have missed the possibility that the term is being used here in its political , not religious sense. But what about the context of persecution? Look again.

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Try to find the notion of persecution in the Man of Lawlessness section. Try to find Christians there! One of the problems with viewing the temple NAOS of God as symbolic of the church is that the deceptive efforts of the Man of Lawlessness do not seem to be directed toward believers. There is no anti-Christian sentiment expressed; no mention of the persecution of followers of Christ. Both religious regulations and the laws of the land are under the merciless control of the Man of Lawlessness.

No proposed view out there really makes sense in trying to take these words absolutely literally. Did he ever? Will he bump a million or so Hindu deities? The language in the passage in no way indicates this last suggestion. I would submit that the time for any human figure succeeding in a world-wide attempt to claim deity is long past. Perhaps the satanic bag of tricks this alleged figure will unleash surpasses anything I can imagine.

What Christian group will buy into the idea of a contemporary man being God in the flesh? Usurping divine authority is what seems to be in mind in this passage, a concept that some interpreters would seek to apply to the pope. Josephus understood the language of Daniel 9 as being fulfilled in the horrible events of A. The huge temple mount structure became their fortress, and the sight of unimaginable atrocities. Describing the scene, Josephus quotes the high priest Ananus as saying,.

Josephus understood Daniel 9 this way. These men, therefore, trampled upon all the laws of men, and laughed at the laws of God; and for the oracles of the prophets, they ridiculed them as the tricks of jugglers; yet did these prophets foretell many things concerning [the rewards of] virtue, and [punishments of] vice, which when these zealots violated, they occasioned the fulfilling of those very prophecies belonging to their own country; for there was a certain ancient oracle of those men, that the city should then be taken and the sanctuary burnt, by right of war, when a sedition should invade the Jews, and their own hand should pollute the temple of God.

Now while these zealots did not [quite] disbelieve these predictions, they made themselves the instruments of their accomplishment. And who is there that does not know what the writings of the ancient prophets contain in them, and particularly that oracle which is just now going to be fulfilled upon this miserable city? For they foretold that this city should be then taken when somebody shall begin the slaughter of his own countrymen. And are not both the city and the entire temple now full of the dead bodies of your countrymen?

It is God, therefore, it is God himself who is bringing on this fire , to purge that city and temple by means of the Romans, 8 and is going to pluck up this city, which is full of your pollutions. And it is still good news for Christians today. By the time 2 Thessalonians was written, false information had entered this church. They were under the impression that due to the persecution they were suffering, that they were experiencing the end time wrath of God during the Great Tribulation at that time.

Paul uses the book of 2 Thessalonians to reassure them that was not the case. It is very important to understand this background when reading chapter 2. With this understanding we can examine the verses in question. The Book of 2 Thessalonians gives 2 important signs of the last days. Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him. This is dual nature is supported by various Scriptures:. Two different world conditions Matthew , Matthew Two different approaches of Christ to the Earth 1 Thessalonians , Revelation , , Two very different descriptions of his return Revelation , Matthew It takes careful Bible study to make sure we do not skip over any key phrases in Scripture.

That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; — 2 Thessalonians Verse 2 is where much of the confusion arises. However, this phrase cannot be overlooked.

And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe because our testimony among you was believed in that day.

Jesus returns to take vengeance on the Antichrist and the unbelieving world at Armageddon. This passage is clearly referencing the Second Coming. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. However, Paul dispels that notion in the following verse:. Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ , that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. When interpreting the Bible, God instructs us that Scripture defines Scripture. Clearly Paul would not be rejoicing in the midst of the devastating end times judgments poured out during The Day of The Lord.

Thus it will be a time of great rejoicing. By the context of the passage and other Scripture confirmations, the Day of Christ refers to the Second Coming. In short he is telling them that the Second Coming of Christ will not take place until there is the falling away in the church and the Antichrist is revealed. This is the correction to their belief that Paul is trying to drive home. In giving the context of this passage, Bible commentator Jonathan Gill wrote:. The Christian Perspective If the Rapture was supposed to take place after the Great Tribulation, why would the Thessalonians be troubled or shaken?

Christians, especially in the first century, were eagerly awaiting the Second Coming and the Kingdom of Christ on Earth. If it were just years away there would be no concern or fear on their parts. There is an escape from the massive persecution and judgments of the end times: the Rapture. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Lord willing this article provides some clarification on a verse that has been widely misinterpreted in much of prophetic research today. When understood in context, 2 Thessalonians 2 confirms that the Rapture of the church will indeed take place before the revealing of the Antichrist. One in particular tried to convince me of their way of thinking. But,I still believe in pre-trib. Sparrow Quote. But it is incredibly flawed. In fact, any rapture model that says the seal, trumpets and vials are all the same is very, very incorrect.

This can be proven easily through the plain reading of Scripture. The goal of this site is not really to support a particular model, but instead to just be Biblical. We have to be able to interpret Scripture in its proper context and make our conclusions from that. And that was part of the reason for this article. God bless! Beginning and End Quote. It would not let me comment on the above comment, so I comment here. You did a very good job in the first two Nephalim articles in using scripture to back up your teaching. Here, however, to make the scripture say what it does not say you naturally leave out scripture reference since there are none that state the rapture occurs before the tribulation.

How blind we become to our Sacred Cow doctrines! Key to good interpretation is how Paul used the word with respect to the grammar and the context. I am new to this site so I have lots of research to do here still. I will do that, but in the meantime I would like to contribute on this subject. I do not believe in pre-trib. He is not carrying anyone away. The Bible is also clear that He comes here…Heaven is where he is.

Check your own reference above 2 Thessalonians ! Clearly Paul states that the falling away and the revealing of the anti will happen first. Please understand the rapture that you are speaking of does indeed happen at the Second Coming. Please check Mark God has stated touch not mine elect.

You bet we will all be here until the Second Coming. Conclusively, I believe that those who are waiting for Jesus to rapture them away are the ones who will be confused when the anti comes first, as he will, and will wrongly follow him. David Paul Quote. You make some very valid points to possibly consider. I had a vision of the Iraq War before it occurred and I had a dream of an atomic bomb the size of a space shuttle exploding, I died and rose upward with no pain because I have strong faith.

Deborah Correia Quote. Hi do you say the 10 commandments? Yes and the 4rth is the Saturday sabbath not Sunday. Heb F Schwartz Quote. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. Jonathan Quote. I too have heard the voice of the Lord. On a beach. It came from around, within, outside, inside and was clear as glass. I dream alot ,ever since I was a young toddler and I remember them all ; all 54 years of them.

Their flag had the same colors. My group climbed into a long dumpster to hide but were all shot inside the dumpster. I could feel the bullets entering my body and making me jerk with each hit. We are close brethren. We can feel the tenseness of the earth and the excitement of going home. Nevaeh Daum Quote. Sheila Quote. He did! I guess I missed it because it makes very little sense to me to think the rapture occurs at the second coming. Did you read this article?

I thought he addressed that issue quite clearly as to why a post trib rapture is not biblical. Oh well…. TM Quote. I have done my own research. My biggest concerns is Churches are now pushing to have Revelation removed from the bible. The other is the false teaching around Matthew People are being lead to believe why worry, why watch events in the Middle East?

They are being told we are out of here by then. I would rather error on not believing in the pre tribulation rapture and be prepared and have knowledge of what is going to take place, rather that be one who does not know theory and falls victim to the AntiChrist. We are given to many things to look for, why would Christ give them to us if we are out of here.

The Church body is divided on this. People need to study Gods word and let the word speak to you. No one will stand in your place during Judgement. Jesus work out your own salvation with trembling. Never listen to man. We live in a day where the Church is being invaded by wolves in sheep clothing. Better error on the safe side. Persecution is coming and what makes the people of today in America think their above it.

Are we saying we are better than Christ, Paul or Peter. No no no, wake up. Jim Smith Quote. To the faithful ones that he loves, there is so much joy and love waiting for eternity. GOD has worked miracles in my life and many others. I truly heard HIS a mans voice just over 4 years ago and with that said I am telling you and everyone that GOD our creator is very very real. With that said tough times lie ahead for believers and never ever discriminate other religions or denominations. Do not have negative discussions or blaspheme other denominations but only learn and teach of your beliefs for hard times lie ahead for the believers.

Amen Deborah , Christ has saved my life supernaturnally and protected me supernaturnally more times then I can count amen. Eddie Starr Quote. It matters not when we go pre,mid, or post , we do indeed have Jesus Christ to look forward to for eternity. In the meantime, Our final months would be better spent telling unbelievers about the awesome love of Jesus Christ, than castigating your brothers and sisters in Christ for not believing as you do. How will you deal with that situation? What about the multitude that is saved during the Great Tribulation Rev.

Someone must bring them to Christ some would have never really gotten the gospel in a form they paid attention to previously. In Joel , we read how God uses the Holy Spirit in the last days. But our lesson on Joseph tells us to be ready for whatever God has planned; for our plans are not His plans, although we sometimes wish they were :. Dawn H Quote. Ben Quote.

I, too believe in post tribulation rapture, though I thought that article was very well done. I use a check list from bible scripture, I have greece prime minister prince of wales as my top two candidates then third out of the rome,Russian accord. You know, that the antichrist is Satan masquerading as Christ Jesus to deceive by deception the people of the earth into believing that he is God.

You know also that Christ Jesus has shorten the tribulation to five months, according to Revelation , Antichrist stands to mean, one who stands in the place of another, you see Satan wants to be God, Thereby making Satan the antichrist. There are those that think that Christ Jesus is coming at or during the 6th seal, but however Satan comes at the 6th seal and the 6th trumpet, Christ Jesus comes at the 7th seal and the 7th trumpet.

Dean Quote. Dean, The Bible tells us the number of is the number of a man. Thank goodness for number 7! But the bible states that the Antichrist is indeed a man, Daniel 7; 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Darren Quote. When the Antichrist is revealed, he causes all to receive his mark. So, then if all believers refuse the mark of the beast, they will be beheaded.

So then here comes the question, who will then be left to be caught up with the Lord If all believers are dead? I believe the rapture will occur before the Antichrist forces his mark, or is revealed. Busy at work so just a quick response. I read carefully what you said and it makes a lot of sense truly. We need to take heed to any warnings of deception that another human being can give one another to ensure that none of the elect deviate the wrong way and get mislead. So your modern version in our dict. Don Quote. To get a better look into rapture the Hebrew word is actually kidnapping is Two Witnesses, you also need to go back into the prophets and see the day of the Lord.

Keep faith all my brothers and sisters. W Quote. What matters though is the clear difference between us meeting the Lord in the air and the second coming of Jesus on the ground at the Mount of Olives. The last trump, when believers and those that sleep died in Christ, meet the Lord in the air, is clearly different than the wrath and tribulation which we are told we are NOT appointed to. We are told to comfort each other with this promise and if we are going to go through the trib, what point would this make? People confuse the 7 trumpets with the last trump of God.

Brian Tripp Quote. In that you seem to be using this verse of scripture to prove that these are the raptured saints who were taken before the Great Tribulation. What you seem to be saying is that all the children of God who ever lived from the time of Noah to the return of Christ, even those who are raptured [pre-tribulation] only come to ten thousand. This is unscriptural, scripture says that the number of saved is so great that no man can number.

These ten thousand are the army of spirit beings and their general Michael who always fight the cause of the Lord. So if the number of saved at this point only comes to ten thousand, where will the multitudes that no man can number come from? According to scripture Christ will returns a small virgin church compared to the number people living at that time, I think it says at least one third of mankind will be wiped out at the beginning of this Great War.

So where does this great multitude come from? The multitude of the saved have not even been resurrected yet, the scripture the pre-tribulations twist says one group of saved will not proceed the other, all will be resurrected at the same time when the graves opens up and all meet the Lord at the same time. The resurrection of the dead and the rapture is one event. The souls of the dead in Christ is under the altar in heaven, with no resurrection body yet, the body and spirit must be united for the spirits under altar to be resurrected, which must happen to all at the same time.

One group will not precede the other, these bodies that walk out of the graves must be united to the souls under the altar in heaven for there to be a resurrection of the dead. The dead bodies are here on earth and the soul are in heaven, they must be brought together for the being to be physically resurrected as their Lord was, both soul and body. The resurrection is of the physical body since the soul is alive in heaven with the Lord, all walk out the grave and reunited with their souls at the same time after the last trumpet call when all the dead in Christ shall rise!!!

Roy Quote. Read the scripture and pay attention to timing. This happens in the final hour of the seventh day. Truthy1 Quote. Admittedly, I need to re-read this article to better understand what it is saying. TaG Quote. As usual, another great article. You have given me a few things to ponder and research. I may have to rethink that. I feel pretty secure in this knowledge- the rapture is NOT post great tribulation. That seems to fly in the face of 1 these 5 and Rev 3 promise to Philadelphia.

Anyhow, I need to re-read some things here and process it all a wee bit more. Thanks again. Great conversation. I have to say, I think Roy said it correctly. The saints are waiting for their resurrected bodies, both the dead and the living which will take place at the last day also known as the day of the Lord. Jesus taught his disciples this very thing; resurrection at the last day St. John ,40,44, I also attach a youtube link that will bring good clarity to this subject.

Marc Quote. There are two wraths presenting. First that of flesh hateful of those who maintain the Word of God which all but stamp us out and then the Wrath of God which is in answer and obliterates those who persecute us. Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

Hahaha, we even quoted the exact same scripture! Glory be unto God!!! Kevin Quote. Order and sequence is important.

If Armageddon is War and days is mid way then should not Matthew be after the gathering. Ryan Waldrop Quote. Ironic that you espouse the very same belief with a complete lack of proof yet again, as is often seen by those pushing the argument about Scofield as has already been mentioned and refuted. Some of the earliest Christian leaders aka Church Fathers, as they are sometimes known believed this so strongly that they wrote about it a great deal.

Some scholarship would be refreshing when it comes to this debate, specifically on the side of the Scofield-is-evil camp. RETS Quote. One day God turned a light on and showed me by somebody else in a different context that Christians are more persecuted theses days than ever before. Hard to believe but the population is greater and the finding the Christians is much easier.

You know, the people who lived longer may have suffered more than the younger one beheaded. I would rather be in heaven with God than here with more and more people hating us for our belief in GOD and Jesus Christ. Sebastien Quote. I would rather not have offended God at all but you might get the point.

From a human point of view, when we get to heaven, they would have a better place as much as all the ones who have suffered in Christ. Another way of seeing it: If i get raptured, it will be my honor to pickup the garbage from serve those who have died in pain and suffering from persecution or sickness. You know, dying beheaded by the antichrist army is much better than then enduring what the e. All that incredible torture,whoa just sick to think about it.

Being killed by a lion while people celebrate instead of trying to help me. Wow beheading becomes almost inviting…. So you need proof. Here it is, with Scripture notations, step by step. Appreciate that, Truthy. Perhaps your links will convince me otherwise. I trust that you all had a wonderful and yummy festive season. Please can you let me know how I can display my photograph in the block supplied so that we all know who we are talking to.

Lots of weather change. The weather man will keep on saying this is the strongest blah di blah ever to occur so far on earth. Addictions will increase and man will turn to easy fixes instead of prayer. Lets keep them quiet , all of them and wipe the whole lot out with gas — No prob, problem solved ever so quick and lets blame each other without the very harsh consequences of our Father GOD who oh yes is omniscient, omnipotent and omni-knwowing and who will consider this totally wicked act of power on judgement day as a very serious turn against his law Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder and we can only imagine the consequences of that.

Is it all worthed or is it better to rather just obey the 10 commandments with all our might it is on 10 simple guidelines???? A Jewish homeland has to be reestablished. The North and the South will be at war — can anyone elaborate on who is the North and who is the South in modern terms. The moon and the sun will turn dark with no energy gas and therefore the stars will fall to the ground as the have no energy to keep them there. The strong and mighty angels play an integral part in sounding the trumpets and the seals have to be opened.

We are all equal children of GOD but the question I have is this one: Will the Christians that sinned more be judged harsher than the more obedient ones??? Just a question. David Quote. I truly heard that he will make HIS presence soon. Really, I am serious. I think the earth is beautiful. The rivers, valleys, mountains, trees, farms, sky, animals, fruits, plants and more.

The human race upsets me so much and that is why I believe that our Father GOD will appear soon as we cannot go on with the terrible malice anymore. It would be lovely to meet all the apostles, strong angels, Moses, Noah and more. I would still like to enjoy Earth lots more before the end. It is beautiful sans the evil Humans. There are also lots of good Humans too — Plenty. Marcel Lambrecht Quote.

From the middle of the 4th century, the Christians started to announce the End of the World and so forth, and over the centuries many Christian celebrities predicted the destruction of man and the world. The Catholic Apostolic Church predicted the End as coming in see below. The list is long, but worth a read! However, not to worry there is 21,, years to go before that prediction can be tested! Jero Jones Quote. I find it interesting that you opted to reply to one of the posters here who has been asking questions which could suggest a weakness of faith. I do not believe she is weak, but from an outside perspective, one might come to that conclusion.

Therefore, I must ask what your intent here is. You are obviously not interested in building up her beliefs, or you would not have provided information that is worthless, yet certain to cause doubt. You are obviously not interested in a debate of ideas, or you would have chosen to respond to someone else with equally passionate and formed beliefs. Thus, my only conclusion at this point is that you are desiring nothing more than to discredit that which you do not believe. Shame on you for attempting to do so at such an obvious point! Jones, while it is true that there have been apocalyptic predictions for many years, it is also true that such predictions pale in light of the the profundity of Biblical prophecy.

While some of these prophecies use archaic imagery, it is vital to note that the events of such prophecies are in fact coming true. An example of this, for instance, is the prophecy of a sovereign Israeli state.

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At the time it was made, there was no such thing, and even under the Romans, the Jews existed as a protectorate under a Roman governor. Not until the s was there even a possibility of such an event taking place, and it was not until that it actually took place- This was predicted, down to the events surrounding their current existence, nearly 3, years ago. As of the most recent polls and studies, the Catholic Church has seen a sharp increase in not only conversions, but attendance and membership. Another example of your lack of scholarship on this subject is your referring to Wikipedia without so much as an apology!

You reference the year 22,, Yet there is no one who has ever suggested that the world would end at that point. However, even this is now in contradiction with more recent discoveries about the universe, including one of the first glimpses of an expanding section of the galaxy. The Bible itself, however, has yet to be proven wrong, no matter how hard people such as yourself attempt it. How about challenging the existence of Christ? Only the most foolish of detractors even make the attempt! Multiple challenges have been put to the Bible, and all but the most foolish and inconsequential have been answered with resounding authority, so I put to you this final question, Mr.

Jones: What evidence, what will, what human power do you propose to possess that would cause you to be more successful than the hundreds of thousands- Nay, the millions- Before you? However, I was merely commenting that there were other version of the End of Days, Apocalypse, etc. And, I was not trying to dissuade her from her faith, that is for her own consciences to decide, as I said before, there are always two or more sides to any version of a story. I am merely agreeing or arguing a point—as this site is a debate for one to comment of views and topics on Christianity!

I have been married for 50 years, and not once in that time have I tried to persuade my wife to change her view on her beliefs, or my children, they make their own choice. Sorry, I digressed. Do I believe all these prophecies were an act of God, hell no! What goes around, come around, knowledge is the greatest gift humanity through evolution has ever had.

The majority of Christians still do not believe in Darwinism or evolution, if they do it is a modern turn-around, as I read an article about a month ago, on the Young Earth movement, who believe in an earth that is only 6, years old, etc. About 10 miles from my home there is a cromlech, a megalithic tomb, which is older than the bible story. Science has proved that Homo Erectus lived 1. The earlies extant bibles did not have the Resurrection, the Cross of Crucifixion, and more than 14, other anomalies. I hope this is enough information on my part. Cael diwrnod da have a good day. Alas, I will never ever turn away from the LORD as he performed a miracle in my life 4 years just after I heard his voice.

I have gone from strength to strength and he has anchored me deeply so that I will not sway. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit. As a humanist that has spent 30 years studying the Bible on has to wonder you motives here? The last days there are upon us.

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Dan Carlisle Quote. Now the question is, as to what God has given in the book of Revelation, just how close is the world, to Christ Jesus second coming? I have never heard such tripe, sorry it was the nice word I could find. You must have read my comment wrong I am not a self acclaimed Humanist. I am a Humanist, I belong to society of professional people, I have a card, and a number, etc. I can assure you I do not have a motive, unless you call telling the truth is a motive, then I am guilty.

My belief is in history and knowledge, I believe that there was a Jewish man named Yeshua of the Jewish tradition.

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To find out more on him you will have to read all the Hebrew scriptures, such as the Shabbat folios of the Talmud. Now to your credentials, your age, time spent studying and all the degrees in the world make little difference when looking for the deep things of the Bible. Even if you are on par with the great rabbis unless Holy Spirit guides you you shall be found wanting when it comes to understanding the essence and depth of scripture.

Your wife no matter what her elevation, training or degree in life understands more about the bible truth than you sir. Your debate as tripe your word works for me too as it may be is with scripture given through the Holy Spirit. But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

As far as being Jewish I am not only grafted into Israel but also proudly share in a small portion of the blood line. If I may ask, as to where do you get, that for a person to understand the Christian bible, they haved to be a born again Christian? John the Spirit of truth.

The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. You can play with semantics all you want why would anyone follow the teaching of an unbeliever? The man knows the law but he does not know the spirit of the law. We see that unless the spirit guides you, you are blind to the spirit of the truth that the scriptures are created to give His creation to make them change into the likeness of our savior Yahshua. I am confused, concerned and dismayed by all the predictions. As for the end of times well we will all just have to be GOOD and wait and see.

Like myself, I found my belief through education and several decades of research into various fields of history, were I gaining a thirst for truth through knowledge. On the subject of your concerns about predictions, I would not worry about them, man has been prediction event from time immemorial, and we all interpret them differently. I wish you the very Best. Hello Deborah. Never mind what others have told you my dear friend and pay no mind to mans predictions.

As for only going to Heaven if you obey the Ten Commandments , no man has ever done so since our Lord and Savior Jesus was on earth in mortal form. All men have sinned and come short of the glory of God. The teachings of Jesus tell us that the Word of God was , is and will be forever. That not one word shall ever be removed. Now if you think about those new commandments Deborah they are all we need! Because if everyone on earth would only obey those two commandments , than all others would be fulfilled effortlessly. The law is not the way to Heaven my friend because no amount of works you can do on earth can replace faith.

You must know him personally. This is why new Christians who ask Jesus to become their Savior and dwell within them forever get baptized. When we are baptized we are symbolizing the death of our old life and when we arise from the water we are symbolizing our rebirth into the salvation of Christ Jesus. As for the rest? Read for yourself and God will help you understand. The internet is a wonderful and useful tool to quickly find scriptures because you can type in your topic and get page after page of information.

But if you want some helpful advice my Dear , pay more attention to bible verses given than the individual interpretations of them. The end days will come soon enough but are certainly nothing to be feared for those of us who will be joining our Savior in the Heavens. I believe we will from my studies , but not to much of it. Karen Quote. I am also not scared to die as I have faith in fact I must share with you that I recently died in my vision and I rose up to the HEAVENS with no pain, that was after an atomic bomb exploded and killed me.

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Hello again Deborah. According to Daniel 7 the Antichrist will be an eleventh ruler who will rise to power from within the revived Roman Empire that will have ten divisions with ten equal rulers, and as this eleventh ruler rises to power, he will overthrow three of the original ten rulers that were already there. And, even that event, the confirming of the covenant, will identify who the Antichrist is three and a half years before he announces that he is God. More Articles You Will Love Why do we assume there will be a new Temple built in Jerusalem, and what preparations are being made for it?

What do Daniel and 2 Thessalonians 2 tell us about the Antichrist?

Ray Franz -- The Man of Lawlessness, Antichrist & Jehovah's Witnesses (Franz freedom 32)

What does the Bible tell us about the character of the Anti-Christ? Where does the Bible teach Christ could come back this very next moment? Why has God scheduled future events for planet earth? How does Jesus say He will protect believers from this hour of trial? Please note we are not able to get to every comment due to the number we receive.

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