Pro and Con 1899
INCOMING EMAIL, Re: Upcoming Rapture
Thank you for taking so much time and effort to write, but my intention is not for you to spend so much time
trying to convince me that what you think or believe is the truth. Again I am well versed on the prophecies of the
last day. I am simply trying to see what is is you believe as quickly and concisely as possible. And although I am
beginning to see the big picture, it is taking far longer than I anticipated when I first wrote you.
After reading your second correspondence, I see you made comments on portions of what I wrote, while making
no comments on other portions I wrote. I am going to assume that based on what you wrote, you were correcting
the things I wrote that were in error on what you believe and that the things you make no comments on they are in
fact what you believe. With that premise I have rewrote what I last sent you with the corrections you pointed out.
On March 13, 2013 a new pope was selected. He is the antichrist and will be in power 1,260 days. This event
started the tribulation period countdown that will last 7 years (Daniel's last week) and will end with the return of
Christ either on March 13, 2020 (seven years), or March 27, 2020 (Nisan 2) which is 7 Jewish years, or February
5, 2020 (two periods of 1,260 days) or March 6, 2020 (1 period of 1,260 days and 1 period of 1,290 days) or lastly,
April 20, 2020 (1 period of 1,260 days and 1 period of 1,335 days). Mid-way through this nominal 7 year period
(1,260 days) on August 24, 2016 the antichrist (the pope) will no longer be in power and not only that, the false
prophet will be revealed at the same time when he blasphemes God in the Jewish Temple. This will be the very
time the first seal is opened and the two witnesses (Moses and Elijah) will begin to preach in Jerusalem in sack
cloth as well. At this very same time, the false prophet (still unidentified?) will have his army invade Israel so that
they can trample on Jerusalem for 42 months (1,260 days). This will also be a time of great distress greater than
any time in the past and never to be equaled again not to mention the time of the abomination of desolation.
Furthermore, on August 24, 2016 when the false prophet is revealed, the two witnesses will begin their preaching
on this very day because both these events will take 42 months (1,260 days) to complete and at the end of this
time, to the very day since we are given precise numbers, the two witnesses will be killed. Three days later the two
witnesses will be raptured (along with the unwise Christians at the 2nd rapture) when an earthquake occurs. The
very same earthquake (the great earthquake) that happens when Christ returns (Zechariah 14) and the very same
day the sixth seal is opened since this is when the second rapture will occur. This date will occur on February 8,
2020 (1,260 days + 3 days) or February 27 (42 months + 3 days) on a day that is not a feast day, nor a Sabbath
year, nor a year of Jubilee..
But just before the mid-point of the tribulation, 73 days earlier, God will begin blowing the first of seven trumpets
and the wise virgins will be raptured during the first rapture on June 12, 2016 (Pentecost) because this is the closest
feast day that occurs before August 24th and God's "wise" people must be spared His wrath. This will occur in a
year of Jubilee (since 2016 is a year of Jubilee?) Furthermore, you believe scripture supports two raptures. The
first rapture on June 12, 2016 and when or if this event does not occur, you search for the next most likely feast
date in the future for the rapture to occur on? Since this event (Rapture) happens at the first trump (the first trumpet
judgment) which occurs before the first seal is opened on August 24, 2016.at the revealing of the false prophet,
then there can be no signs to identify beforehand the first trumpet which in reality is when the first rapture for wise
Christians takes place. The second rapture occurring in February 2020.
Using simple math, since August 24, 2016 is the mid-point of the tribulation, then logic dictates the Tribulation
began 1,260 days (and not 42 months) earlier on March 13, 2013. Based on this logic thus far, all the punishments
in Revelation (Seals, Trumpets, Vials) begin after the mid-point of the Tribulation period so that the Bible does not
record any information (events) during the first part of the Tribulation that can be used as visible signs to verify
that we are in the first part of the Tribulation period.
I think this version of what you believe is more accurate since I have corrected those errors you pointed out?
Please let me know if I am correct. If there still are errors, would it not be easier, simpler, and faster to just correct
what I have written to let me know what it is you currently believe?
I would like to make sure I understand what it is you believe, before I make any observations on these ideas.
When I first wrote you, I asked you if it wouldn't be better to know with certainty when the rapture would take
place and not to keep making educated guesses? Thus far, that is what it appears you have been doing is it not?
God's blessings to you as always
> > What has been written in the Bible is true.
Amen. The whole Bible is true in its original editions. Translations can have errors.
> > So to get to the time period you believe is correct (Festival of Tabernacles) we need only to improperly apply the "cut-short time" understanding so that we can get to the autumn of 2019 when the previous Feast of Tabernacles took place. In applying this logic, we lop off almost 6 months from the 42 months (1,260 days). I am quite certain the Lord knows the time more accurately than within six months for Jesus' return since it has been planned for since the beginning of the world.
The Lord knows precisely when everything will take place.
> > Besides, as you can see, using even this faulty logic, if true, still allows a person to find the year, month, and to within a few days the Lord's Second Advent. So claiming it is not possible to find the Second Advent because the times are estimates, is without merit.
I didn't say that it is not possible to find the Second Advent because the times are estimates. I have not yet figured out the time of the Second Advent because the Great Tribulation is to be shortened.
Mat 24:14-22 says, "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then (tote, at that time) shall THE END come. 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then (tote, at that time) let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight (phuge, escape, i.e., the First-Trump Rapture) be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then (tote, at that time) shall be (i.e., following Mid-Trib) GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake THOSE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED."
Mar 13:14-19 says, "But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then (tote, at that time, i.e., at Mid-Trib) let them that be in Judaea flee (pheugo, vanish, escape) to the mountains: 15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: 16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. 17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 18 And pray ye that your flight (phuge, fleeing, escape, flight) be not in the winter. 19 For in those days shall be affliction (thlipsis, tribulation), such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. 20 And EXCEPT THAT THE LORD HAD SHORTENED THOSE DAYS, NO FLESH SHOULD BE SAVED: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, HE HATH SHORTENED THE DAYS."
Rev 12:6 –12 says, "And the woman (i.e., Israel) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place (i.e., Petra) prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days (i.e., during the Great Tribulation). 7 And there was war in heaven: MICHAEL and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now (arti, just now, this day, i.e., Mid-Trib) is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 THEREFORE REJOICE, YE HEAVENS, AND YE THAT DWELL IN THEM. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
Dan 12:1 says, "And at that time (i.e., Mid-Trib) shall MICHAEL stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble (i.e., the Great Tribulation), such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book."
The devil comes down Mid-Trib, the First-Trump Rapture of I Th 4:16,17 takes place, and the shortened Great Tribulation follows. The Last-Trump Rapture takes place on the Day of God's Wrath at the end of the shortened Great Tribulation (Rev 6:17; 7:14).
> > I am quite sure the War of Gog is not the War of Armageddon as you believe, but only a smaller version of it. Additionally, it will occur before the last war of the tribulation (Armageddon) and will most likely be in full swing by 2018.
I don't think that the War of Gog and Magog is the War of Armageddon. I think the Gog and Magog war will take place on the Day of the Lord, the Day of God's Wrath at the end of the shortened Great Tribulation. That will be the day of the Last-Trump Rapture.
I think the war of Armageddon will take place later, after the Marriage of the Lamb and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Rev 19:9-11 says, "And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold A WHITE HORSE; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make WAR."
THE GOG AND MAGOG WAR - DAY OF GOD'S WRATH - SIXTH SEAL
Eze 38:18-23 says, "And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. 19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my WRATH have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; 20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. 21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother. 22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD."
That will be the day the Sign of the Son of Man is seen in the sky.
Rev 6:12-17 says, "And I beheld when he had opened the SIXTH SEAL, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?"
ARMAGEDDON - SIXTH VIAL
Rev 16:12-21 says, "And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue ARMAGEDDON. 17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great EARTHQUAKE, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."
Rev 11:12,13 says, "And they (i.e., Moses and Elijah) heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 13 And the same hour was there a great EARTHQUAKE, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven."
> > > I think the Antichrist and False Prophet are Popes, calling themselves Pontifex Maximus (Rev. 13).
> > I am unfamiliar with this Bible translation and I have many. Could you specifically quote scripture and verse and the Bible translation you are referring to for I am unaware of any that use the term "Pontifex Maximus" in the Bible anywhere? I have read Revelation 13 hundreds of times, and nowhere are the words, antichrist, false prophet, pope, or Pontifex Maximus used. These are world used by people to try and INTERPRET what the symbolism of "Beast of the Sea" and the "Beast of the Earth" represent. Clearly, since you believe both these two ‘different' types of beasts are the same kind of beast: popes, somehow you are rationalizing that chapter 13 explains this. I am reasonably confident this chapter says no such thing and does not logically support this viewpoint either.
> > Although, I am certain the Beast of the Sea represents the nation (empire) of the last day's antichrist as other beasts do (see Daniel), and that the Beast of the Earth is a representation of the false prophet spoken about in the last days as others also support, there is no symbolism or hint that they represent popes. If they did, would not they be symbolically the same type of beast? In every instance Daniel saw a beast, it was also interpreted for him as a "country, nation, or empire" without exception. And the Beast of the Sea is no exception considering it exhibited the same characteristics of Daniel's beasts (empires). This is no coincidence and there were surely no Popes during Daniel's time or during the times of most of the empires Daniel is talking about.
> > It is fascinating to see your comment for it implies, from other things you have written me, that the current Pope will be in power for only 1,260 days (to August 24, 2016), and that he must die at that time (actually sometime shortly before) so that another Pope (false Prophet) can take his place. It is very rare for another pope to take power without the preceding pope dying beforehand, although I know it just happened recently. Is this what you mean or is there some new twist to this as well that you have not explained fully? I am quite sure that when Christ
returns 3½ years after the mid-point of the tribulation, that both these individuals (the antichrist (Beast of the Sea) and the false prophet) will be very much alive (Revelation 19:19-20).
Rev 13:3 says, "And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast."
> > You do realize that for the second Pope to "assume power" on August 24 so that he can fulfill the 1,260 days (42 months) that God has written will happen in the second half of the 7 year tribulation period, that the first Pope must also be in control for a full 1,260 days in the first half to the mid-point (so God's word can be trusted). This means the first Pope must die on the very day the other Pope takes over? Has this ever happened? Electing a new Pope on the very day the old Pope died (or stepped down).
It doesn't matter whether this has happened before or not.
Rev 13:11,12 says, "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed."
August 24, 2016 is my guess for Mid-Trib. It depends on whether this Pope is the Antichrist or not. He has spoken blasphemy, and he was chosen 3-13-13. If that was the beginning of the Tribulation, 8-24-16 would be Mid-Trib.
I believe that the Antichrist and False Prophet are both called Pontifex Maximus, the title of the high priest from the days of Nimrod. All the Caesars had pontifex maximus on their coins.
The Antichrist and False Prophet are religious leaders, men of the cloth.
Mat_7:15 says, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
The Pope wears a sheep's wool pallium, decorated with six black crosses, as his badge of office.
> > It appears you may need to broaden your horizons on your use of Bible translations. Although, I do find the KJV very helpful, it is by no means the most accurate English translation of the Greek.
I use every translation I can find in English. Among lots of others, I have Green's Interlinear Bible and the Lamsa Bible. I have read at least 17 different translations all the way through, except some of the begats. I consider the KJV my study Bible.
> > the TNIV which is another good English translation
Not to me.
"The NIV leaves out 16 entire verses!"
1. Matthew 17:21: "Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting."
2. Matthew 18:11: "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost."
3. Matthew 23:14: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation."
4. Mark 7:16: "If any man have ears to hear, let him hear."
5. Mark 9:44: "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."
6. Mark 9:46: "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."
7. Mark 11:26: "But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."
8. Mark 15:28: "And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors."
9. Luke 17:36: "Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left."
10. John 5:4: "For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had."
11. Acts 8:37: "And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."
12. Acts 15:34: "Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still."
13. Acts 24:7: "But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,"
14. Acts 28:29: "And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves."
15. Romans 16:24: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."
16. I John 5:7: "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."
"THE NAME OF BLASPHEMY" - PONTIFEX MAXIMUS, THE NAME OF THE HIGH PRIEST OF THE BABYLONIAN MYSTERY RELIGION
"The title Pontifex Maximus is repeatedly found on
inscriptions throughout the Vatican - above the entry of St.
Peter's, above the statue of Peter, in the dome, above the Holy
Year Door which is opened only during a jubilee year, etc."
Rev 13:1 (NIV) says, "The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and ON EACH HEAD A BLASPHEMOUS NAME."
Rev. 13:1 (KJV) says, "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea (i.e., reminding me of the Papal See), having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads (i.e., all seven) THE NAME OF BLASPHEMY" (blasphemia, vilification, especially against God).
The seven heads stand for the leaders of Babel, Babylon II, Medo-Persia, Greece, Holy Roman Empire, Ecclesiastical Holy Roman Empire, and Babylon III.
To me, the name of blasphemy applied to all those leaders is Pontifex Maximus, started by Nimrod, called the sun-god, at the Tower of Babel. What other name of blasphemy is applied to all those leaders?
The Pope is also called "Father."
Mat_23:9 (KJV) says, "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven."
The Pope is marked as the pagan fish god. He wears the fish-head mitre of Dagon, the fish god, and the fisherman's ring.
The apostle Peter didn't have such a ring. Act 3:6 (KJV) says, "Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none."
Mat_7:15 says, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
"The pallium, the fish-head mitre, the Babylonish garments, the mystic keys, and the title Pontifex Maximus were all borrowed from paganism." (http://www.keithhunt.com/Midages8.html)
THE RAPTURE MAY TAKE PLACE IN THE JUBILEE YEAR
Lev 25:13 says, "In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession."
Act 3:19-21 says, "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began."
THE RAPTURE MAY TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY IN THE TRIBULATION
In the Preview of the Rapture, Rev 1:9-11 says, "I John, who also am your brother, and companion IN TRIBULATION, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was (ginomai, lit., became) in the Spirit ON THE LORD'S DAY (i.e., Sunday), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last".
Next Pentecost, June 12, 2016, is on Sunday. I am hoping it will be the day of the First-Trump Rapture of I Th 4:16,17.
> > most of the people who make predictions on endtime
events would not even consider it possible to pick a date for the rapture since they believe in a pre-tabulation rapture or that the rapture will occur when Christ returns. But you wrote it will be a mid-tribulation rapture which caught my eye because most people simply will not buy into this religious ideology. Yet, this will be the point on the tribulation timeline where this event occurs. And so logically if a person were able to find the time of Christ's return by trusting everything that is written in the Bible is true, especially dates and times, one could then also find the time of the rapture.
> > Think of it this simple way: you found the time of the beginning of the tribulation, then by adding one week (7 years) and then subtracting 3½ year (42 months) a person could find a mid-tribulation rapture date. The method is simple and logically sound; it's just that we must find one of the these data points (the beginning date, the end date, or the mid-point date) accurately enough so that all the other dates can found to be trusted with 100% accuracy.
> > Since you have the wrong starting date because of a misunderstanding of end-time scriptures, you are and will be
unable to find any of these dates accurately. Hence, the dates in 2016 will pass by uneventfully just as the 2009 date passed by for the man who thought Jesus would return in that year. For me to convince you of the true date would require more time that I am willing to give to those who are uninterested in learning more. For I have no time to waste in debating this point or that point with those whose viewpoints on the last days are cast in stone; but I have all the time needed to instruct those with open minds who understand what is actually written in the Bible or who come to me willing to learn. Is this you?
Of course, you know that the first Rapture is Mid-Trib. I would like to know how you figured that out when so many missed it.
> > If the pope is the antichrist, then how does Revelation 13:18 apply? Show me.
Rev 13:18 says, "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."
In Roman numerals, FILII VICARIUS DEI = 666.
> > Secondly, why do you think it is more important that the rapture occur in a year of Jubilee than the return of Christ? If this is true, then the Lord's return will not occur in either a Sabbath year or a year of Jubilee?
I didn't decide that Christ had to return in the Jubilee.
> > Why do you think the rapture will be a year of Jubilee? Because you believe the rapture will occur in 2016 based on your idea the Pope is the antichrist and that it just by chance happens to be a year of Jubilee?
No. I thought, the Hebrew 5775 is a Sabbatical Year, it divides by 7 evenly. Therefore, 5776 could be the Jubilee. To catch up his bride in the Jubilee Year seems like something the Lord MIGHT do.
Regarding the Antichrist, Rev 13:5 says, "And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months."
The Pope is called Pontifex Maximus, The Supreme Pontiff of The Universal Church.
This Pope has uttered blasphemy. He said, "When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything - but that is not so.
"He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.
"He gave autonomy to the beings of the universe at the same time at which he assured them of his continuous presence, giving being to every reality, and so creation continued for centuries and centuries, millennia and millennia, until it became which we know today, precisely because God is not a demiurge or a magician, but the creator who gives being to all things.
"GOD IS NOT A DIVINE BEING or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life. Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve."
He also said that "the Christian who does not feel that Mary is his or her mother is an orphan." He also said, "She is a true mother who gives us life in Christ".
That is not true. Eph 1:5,6 says, "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."
Joh 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Rom 10:9-13 says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED."
The Pope also said of Mary, "Her motherhood continues through the church, who brings forth sons and daughters through baptism, whom she nourishes through the word of God."
Pope Francis also said that the "Koran and Holy Bible are the same." They are not.
He also said, "Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world. For centuries, blood has been needlessly shed because of the desire to segregate our faiths. This, however, should be the very concept which unites us as people, as nations, and as a world bound by faith. Together, we can bring about an unprecedented age of peace, all we need to achieve such a state is respect each others beliefs, for we are all children of God regardless of the name we choose to address him by. We can accomplish miraculous things in the world by merging our faiths, and the time for such a movement is now. No longer shall we slaughter our neighbors over differences in reference to their God."
Those sound like words the Antichrist would say.
> > Most people who claim 2015 is a year of Jubilee (which is in error) claim the year began in the fall of 2014 and ended a few months ago. The Bible actually says the year of Jubilee starts in the spring in the month of Nisan so that if 2015 were a year of Jubilee then it would end in the spring of 2016 before June 12. I suppose there are some who claim it just began in the fall of 2015 so that in June 2016 it will still be a year of Jubilee, but the question still remains unanswered, "Why does the Lord not return in a Sabbath or Jubilee year? There are so many questions that need to be answered accurately like these (pertaining to the things you believe) before one can understand the Lords plans for the last days. But what does it matter if even these few cannot be addressed satisfactory?
I think the Jubilee is announced on the previous Day of Atonement and starts the following Nisan 1. I think Nisan 1 is the first day of the Sacred, Regnal and Jubilee Year.
> > PS. For the record, the rapture will occur in the spring of 2025.
What is your reasoning on that? I am hoping for Pentecost 2016.
Mat 24:32-34 says, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree (i.e., Israel); When his branch is yet tender (apalos, young), and putteth forth leaves (i.e., grows, as in the Six-Day War), ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."
According to Mt. 1:17, a generation is about 48.33 years. The Six-Day War was June 5 through 10, 1967. Adding 48.33 years brings us to 2015.33. That fits Pentecost, June 12, 2016 pretty well. It doesn't fit 2025 at all.
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Son 2:10-15 says, "My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain (i.e., of Nisan) is over and gone; 12 The flowers appear on the earth (i.e., April showers bring May flowers); the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle (lit., turtledove, and they arrive in April) is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. 14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places (i.e., not in the original) of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. 15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes."
Isa 18:3-7 says, "All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. 4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. 5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. 6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall SUMMER upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. 7 In that time (i.e., spring) shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion." Agape
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