Saturday, December 8, 2012

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End Of Life

I had come to the realization that death was near several times in my younger years: each time with a sense of peace about it. I vividly remember when a tower fell on me I was sure I was going to die. I can’t describe the overwhelming peace and wonder that I felt at that moment. In the past ten years or so, I have faced death more than once: again with a sense of peace. My Maternal grandmother, shortly before her death at 96, told me it wasn’t that she didn’t love us all, but that she was tired of living. Her husband, lifelong friends and family members she had known for so long were all gone and her physical condition was a burden.

As I ponder the fact that through age and physical condition, death is looming, I am not in fear of it but rather look forward to it, because I know what follows. I do not value long life as I use to because it is my desire to be with my Lord: face to face.

I look on death, now, as a blessing of the Lord. I look forward to being with Him as my trial life, here on earth, is coming to an end and eternal life awaits. Death is simply a passing over from one state of being to another. There is no way for anyone to cease to exist. We are all going to live forever: our souls were created by God and there is nothing that can destroy that creation. He knew you before you were conceived in your mother’s womb; and has followed you throughout your lifetime.

Back in 1979, when I was ‘called to speak for the Lord’; I really didn’t know what to do about the call. I wrote a few articles, some songs for the Lord and served Him as I saw opportunity. Today I realize that at that point I was not experienced in life, or in the Lord, enough to be fully up to that challenge. Since 2006, when I began to write again, I have realized that the experience and knowledge I have gained, since the ‘calling’, has enabled me to know the heart of God better. I realize now, that 1979 was not the time to fulfill the call but rather to begin the process of preparing for it.

I have taken note, through experience, that Matthew 18:57 and Mark 6:4 are still in force. I have some friends and relatives that do not recognize any authority in my writings. Jesus said a prophet is not honored in his home town. Jesus brothers and sisters didn’t recognize who He was, until after He rose from the dead. I am not puffing myself up here, simply saying that it’s all right to disagree with what I say. Plus, when I go, I won’t be coming back to prove anything.

Apparently I upset my sister when I told her that I was ready to go to be with the Lord. I wish that I could make her understand my true feelings on this matter. She brought up all the old adages about people missing me and my children depending on me. How much pain and suffering, physically and spiritually do we owe our friends and family? I know that the way the world looks at me might be described as depression. This I assure you is not the case. I told my doctor the other day that I was not depressed but rather disgusted. I have seen enough in my lifetime of the changes in my country and the world’s attitude toward the Lord, that I am sick to death about it

My wife and I have discussed the future and planned for it. We have our wills in place and instructions set. We have agreed that we will spend the rest of our lives, as best we can, in the will of the Lord. However, when He is finished with what He has for us to do here, we are ready to go to be with Him. We long ago committed our lives to Jesus as Lord and savior; therefore we are assured of what is going to happen. Until that time, however, we will fight tooth and nail against any infirmity, disease state or attack of the Devil that would deter us from our purpose.

To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. This is the hope and expectation that I have imprinted in my soul. Those of us, who truly have this life outlook, are only restricted by one question: when is the Lord finished with me? When I have completed what He has for me to accomplish, I’m outta here. Dylan Thomas said: “Don’t go gentle into that good night…..Rage, rage against the dying of the light”. If he knew who God was, he would have known that you go into a new day, where the light is the light of the Lord that never dies. I will go to Heaven at a full run, shouting for joy.

Rick Rahn

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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It Is Finished

When was “it finished” and what was finished?

Most people have no concept of what Hell really is. When the Bible says that Jesus went down into Hell, where did He really go? There were two places to go when you died in those days. The first was the “Bosom of Abraham” and the other was Hades. There was a divide between the two places, as described in Luke 16:19-26, the story of Lazarus and the rich man. Since Jesus rose from the dead, there are still two separate places for those who die; Heaven and what was called Hades and is mostly referred to as Hell.

Jesus was not tortured by demons as some teach. He had gone down into the “Bosom of Abraham” and took all those saints to Heaven. He did not empty Hades or take its keys from Satan. The keys to Hades/Hell are now and always were, held by God. God made Hell for Satan and his followers, therefore Satan never had control over it.

When Jesus cried “it is finished”; IT WAS FINISHED. He went into Hell as Savior; not as a victim of Satan. What he had come to accomplish was completed, and the price fully paid. This was not a price set by Satan or man. It was the price set by God the Father for the Salvation of anyone who would repent of their sins and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

We were redeemed when Jesus was on the Cross, not afterward in Hell. “It is finished” meant “it is finished”. Satan, never at any time, as some teach, had any power over Jesus. God is not subject to His creation; His creation is subject to Him. Satan and his followers are created beings. Jesus didn’t enter into Hell as a lost soul. He entered as God and Savior of the world.

This is my view and opinion of what occurred on the cross. When Jesus said “Father into your hands I commit my Spirit” he was no longer abandoned by, but rejoined with the Father. “Father why have you forsaken me” was apparently when, in the twinkling of an eye, the Father had separated their Spirits so that Jesus could commit His Spirit back to the Father. It was at that split second it was finished.

Now for the Christian, to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. In the past, generally speaking, people didn’t go to Heaven when they died (as described above). There were a few exceptions, like Elijah and Enoch, who were translated into Heaven without seeing death. Normally good people went to Paradise/Bosom of Abraham, to await Jesus, while the bad folks went to Hades.

Jesus never died spiritually. He simply gave his Spirit back to being only part of the Trinity, rather than being all man and all God. The man body died, not the Spirit of God. Jesus gave up His man nature on the cross. Jesus never gave up His divinity. He said “it is finished”, not I am finished. That statement meant the price for redemption was paid in full, period.

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Oh Taste And See That The Lord Is Good

One of my favorite scriptures is “O taste and see that the Lord is good: Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.” (Psalm 34: 8). At first glance, I thought, taste? How can one taste the Lord? As time has passed, and I’ve spent more time with the Lord, He has taught me the reality of being able to ‘taste’ of His goodness through seeking His presence while studying His Word. God reveals the reality of Himself to each of us through His Word by the power of the Holy Spirit. When we are new in our walk with the Lord, He feeds us first with little baby food bites, for He knows that each of us comes to Him as little babes in the Lord.

When I first began spending time with Him through His Word, my understanding was very miniscule. One of the first things I remember puzzling over was “for those who have ears to hear, let him hear.” I thought that was a mighty strange thing to say. My first thought was, what in the world does that mean? Everyone has ears. However, as I spent more time in His Word I came to understand that He meant ‘spiritual ears’. When we get into the Word of God, the natural man is blinded to the truth of God’s Word. It is only when we come to Him in faith, that He then opens the eyes of our understanding that we might truly know Him and His ways. I have found this to be a process that is a life time journey. I have discovered that whatever is needed to expand my understanding, He continues to provide whether it has been through preachers, teachers, through precious family members or friends, or through my own individual time of study in His Word. I do know that I have learned much, but there is always so much more that I have to learn, and I yearn to do so. He teaches me more each day. It is so neat how I can read some scripture and think to myself, “O, that’s what it means.” I may think that I have a full understanding of what He is saying only to discover later that there is still a deeper and more complete kernel of knowledge to be gained from within that very same scripture. For me, this fact has only served to help me understand the importance of “be being filled” (by and of the Holy Spirit) as the scriptures convey. God is so very awesome! His wonders are new, exciting, and marvelous to behold.

I can see how an unbeliever or even a new believer might first think that some of God’s Word can’t really be taken literally. Yet, if we would only come to Him with the attitude that His Word is truth, and the element that is lacking is not within His truth, but rather in the lacking of our own finite ability to grasp and understand His truth. First, I had to learn that if something didn’t ‘seem’ to be true that it was a flaw in my own ability to understand, and not a flaw in the Word of God. That is how I came to
realize that I must depend upon the Holy Spirit to guide me and lead me in understanding the truth of God’s Word as given in the scripture, “…Lord, I believe; help Thou my unbelief.” (Mark 9: 24) Faith is a gift from God, which He gives freely to whomever would seek to know Him. It is not something that we can gain or retain separate from God. Faith also is something that grows within us as a result of a daily process as we seek to know the will of the Lord through His Word. That is why walking with the Lord is described as a personal relationship with Him. It is a process of learning to yield to Him in a manner that surrenders my entire self, mind, soul, and body to Him. It is a process through which I willingly give up the right to my own way in order to give Him access to make me more into His image. Why do we so often insist on having things our own way, when being renewed, melted, and molded into His image can only bring us greater rewards than we are even able to imagine?

I urge you to read the precious prayer that Jesus prayed for His disciples, and all who would come to believe in Him found in John 17.
He poured out His heart to His heavenly Father for you and me. Take special note of this part: “Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy Word is truth.” What does sanctify mean? It is the process through which the follower of Christ is set apart for sacred use, cleansed, and made holy.
Note, that it is an ongoing lifetime process. What tool did he say was to be used to accomplish the fulfillment of this process? It is the belief in and obedience to what? Again I repeat the words of Jesus Himself, “Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy Word is Truth.” It is the belief in and obedience to the Word of God that cleanses us and makes us holy. Once more, note that this is not accomplished in a one time experience, but rather as an on-going process throughout our daily lives.

As I walk with my Lord, I find the journey to be more exciting and precious with each passing day. Knowing that this journey is not just a ‘here and now’ venture, but rather, it is a wonderful adventure that begins here and continues into a never ending eternity with Him, making the trip even more glorious. Along the way, He is eager to make Himself known to us in so many wonderful ways. Through the renewing of our minds by the washing of the water of His Word, He cleanses us of our old sinful nature and restores and remakes our character to be more and more like His. Who,
in his right mind, would not want to be more like Jesus? All that Christ was, is, and does glorifies God the Father. Like Him, as we yield ourselves to the power of the Holy Spirit within us, the importance of the things of this world will diminish. Likewise, the value of God and His ways will become more real than life itself. We will find that our hearts will hunger and thirst for that which is pleasing to the one true living God. Our inner being, or spirit, will come to know what it means to be on fire for the Lord. The Refiner’s fire may not always be comfortable, but its results are always more than worth the process of being recreated into His image.

As I think of how to encourage both you and I to spend more time learning from God’s Word, I relate it to the pleasure of dining at the table of a good meal, though that falls far short of the real experience of dining at the table of God’s Word. When we first sit down at the table, we are first enticed by the sumptuous smells that emanate from each well prepared dish.
We await with eagerness the anticipated satisfaction as our taste buds begin to relish the luscious flavor of each delicious bite. We ooh and ahhh as the food is chewed upon to squeeze out every bit of flavor before swallowing each scrumptious morsel of our meal. When we finish, we rub our tummies and feel the relaxing gratification of a terrifically prepared meal.

The Word of God is living. It is active when ministered by the Holy Spirit and will always result in a change for the good in the heart of the believer. As our bodies need food to grow, so also does our spirit need food to prosper and grow. Remember, faith comes (comes and grows) by hearing the Word of God. The Word of God acts like a seed, when it is nurtured and well cared for; it will grow and bring forth fruit. Though enjoying a good meal is great, in reality it can not compare to the eternal and lasting satisfaction of dining upon God’s Word. However, the comparison helped me to gain a deeper appreciation for the fuller meaning of the scripture, “O taste and see that the Lord is good.” I invite you to join with me in the greater pleasures found when dining upon the precious manna from heaven found in God’s own Word.

Draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you. He will share with you and I morsels of truth more precious than silver and gold. Each time that I have truly been ‘with’ Him, I have been showered with the glowing warmth of His precious love that He gives so freely. Yet even as I say that, there have been times that I have not made sure to seek His face to glory in wondrous presence. I have stayed away from the table that is always set for me to dine with Him. Then once I have returned to the table, I find myself singing a song directly given from His heart to me. (The following was first written as the last two paragraphs of this story. See a further explanation of its original source found in the PS at the end. For me it has become a ‘melody of words’ written in one of those special precious moments of being in the presence of the Lord.)

Oh Taste And See That The Lord Is Good!

Why have I stayed away so long?
How can I resist such a living song?
The melody of His Word far surpasses any mortal words.
My heart cries out to Thee, O Lord; Let it be; Let it be!
Let me know each moment of every day,
the newness of becoming less of me and more of Thee.
Let my heart, with a new song break forth each day,
as your love surrounds me and ushers me into your Holy presence.
On bended knee, with a humble heart I plea,
keep me close beside Thee
that your love may forever guide me.
That I may know the joy of being one with Thee,
and knowing that you inhabit the praises of your people,
may my voice forever sing Thy praises.
O what joy t’would be to always and forever be found in glorifying Thee.
No suffering can diminish the power of Thy light,
for in your arms no harm can ever be found.
His love, so dear and true, flows out so free to you and me.
Though trials will come, still dim they will become,
when once we keep our eyes on Thee.
Jesus my Savior, I love and adore you,
remembering always that it was you who first loved me.
You stand at the door of each and every heart,
and beckon to us to open the door.
Won’t you welcome Him in and heed His call,
“Come one, come all,” says Jesus our Lord.
“The table is set. Come dine from my table, and you too can know
the truth that stands now and forever.”
Hear His call as He offers this plea to one and to all,
“O taste and see that the Lord is good.”

Ginger Rahn


I was rereading this today, Nov. 8, 2012, and as I was reading the last two paragraphs I thought, did I write this? Suddenly it sounded as if it were a song written by someone. I looked back over the previous paragraphs to find the name of it. Then, not finding a title, I realized it had been written by me. But then upon further reflection, I was struck with the knowledge that no it was not just of me, but rather the overflowing of the Holy Spirit within me during a precious time of talking with the Lord. A musical melody there may never be, but to my heart He spoke this melody of words, imparting a call to always remember how precious the times when we truly come and sit at His knee. It’s in those moments that He makes Himself so very real that you feel as though you could just reach out and touch Him.

I was once again reminded of a moment in time when my oldest son, Rick,
(then about 8 years old) and I, as we were spending time in prayer with one another. I was sitting on the side of his bed, and as we held hands and I started to pray, he started smiling and giggling. I stopped for a moment and asked him, “What’s so funny?” He said, “You’re talking to Him like He’s just sitting right there in front of you.” His words struck me. I remember telling him, “Well Honey, He is!” It still reminds me of the truth of His words – “Where two or more are gathered, there am I.” Isn’t it marvelous to know that God inhabits (He’s right there!) the praises of His people. He is not a ‘pie in the sky’ mythical idea, He is Emanuel, God with us, and in us, His Holy Spirit. Once again I say along with Him, (Psalm 34: 8) “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.”

Friday, November 9, 2012

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What Is Faith?

Faith is trust, and fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fear equals respect and reverence equals trust and faith. God is God. God does not need faith. There is nothing out of the reach of God; He doesn’t need faith in Himself because He is Himself. The faith of God is meant to be our faith in Him. Faith is what man needs toward God, not from God. God has knowledge and wisdom: God knows and therefore is. God created everything by His will, not His faith. He has given his word so that we can know His will.

How does apostasy and blasphemy enter into the world, and even the Church? By one man, Adam, sin came into the world. By one man, Origen, distorted gospels came into the world; known as the Alexandrian texts. By one man, E. W. Kenyon, the ‘faith movement” came into the world and was handed down and promoted by the likes of Kenneth Hagen, Kenneth Copeland, Marilyn Hickey, Benny Hinn, Frederick Price, Charles Capps, Jerry Saville and others. Thank God, by the one man Jesus, our sins can be forgiven and our relationship with God can be established.

What would God need faith for, and what or whom would He have faith in, us? Faith is the assurance of things not seen. God can see Himself, His angels and those who have gone ahead of us into Heaven. Those angels and people can see Him. We can have the faith that God is real and eventually we will see Him. Faith is believing that fact. The “God kind of faith”, as promoted by the “faith movement”, does not exist, as explained above. We cannot have what doesn’t exist. We can have faith in God.

Just as there are progressives in the politics of our country who want to change things from what the “Founding Fathers” set up, there are progressives in the religious realm that want to change things from what the “Heavenly Father” set up. Both are dangerous and spoken about by the Father in the Bible and the fathers of our country, respectively. The necessity of the progressives to limit the faith of our Father in Heaven is an integral part of limiting our faith in our founding fathers in order to bring in their Socialist agenda.

Job is the best example of the faith movement’s false reading of scripture. Job told the truth and the faith folks say that he brought the bad things on himself by his bad confessions. To come to that conclusion, you have to ignore everything said by both God and Satan in the Book of Job. “Of course, Hinn must ignore the clear context of scripture to deliver his diatribe against Job. When God calls Job upright, Hinn calls him carnal. When God calls Job good, Hinn calls Job bad. When God says that Job had spoken right, Hinn says Job made a negative confession. Several times in the first two chapters of Job, God makes it clear that Job was blameless and upright, that he feared God and shunned evil (Job1:1,8; 2:3). In fact, the Lord even declared to Satan that “there is no one on earth like” Job (1:8; 2:3).”

Currently, in our country, there is a lack of jobs. People say we need to create more jobs. We may need more jobs, but more importantly we need more Jobs. We need more men, who like Job, will trust in the Lord: no matter what! The Lord will supply all the needs of those who trust in Him.

Does God’s definition, of success in life, match ours? In the United States, today, the lower middle class have an easier life than the kings in the Old Testament. We have more gadgets, labor saving devices, shorter working hours, better occupational safety, air conditioning and heat, running water, more abundant food supplies, better transportation, clothing and housing than the old kings ever dreamed of. Do the prosperity preachers mean we should be living like the kings of old or the middle class of today? We know, from scripture, not to build up our treasures on earth. How about – the Lord supplies all my needs: not necessarily my wants, but my needs. Are you put to shame, don’t have enough money to fulfill your wants, sick and haven’t been healed, have shabby clothes, were involved in a wreck, sent to jail and otherwise punished; perhaps you are living like Paul, Peter and the other followers of Jesus in the Bible. He never promised you a rose garden, here on earth. Fight the good fight, run the good race, endure to the end and you will have more than you can dream of in the life to come. We need to take stock of the fact that this life is temporary. It is essentially a test for the life to come.

Rick Rahn

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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For Believers Only

I can’t believe how depressed and disheartened I am about the results of this election. I had turned it over to the Lord for His will to be done. I guess I hadn’t completely turned my heart over to the result He would determine.

All things in this world are temporary. Only that which is in Heaven is eternal. Did we think that the sins of our nation would go unrewarded? Surely we have been allowed to have what we deserve. The destruction of our nation is at hand. There is a reason that our nation is not mentioned as part of the end times. We, who are in Christ, although we have a lot to answer for, need not fear the coming tribulation. The Lord will supply all of our needs, both in this world and the next. Be steadfastly assured that the events we have seen simply hasten the return of our Christ, for all things work together for good for those who trust in the Lord.

Just as the Hebrews did, time and time again, our nation has turned its back on the Lord. Mostly by inaction, the remnant of the Lords people in this country, have helped to bring about this coming tribulation. There are certainly consequences to our inaction and the things we have allowed to take place. We have sinned against the Lord and are about to reap the whirlwind. Rejoice however in the knowledge the He is still the Lord and He is still in control. Prepare yourself with the knowledge of the prophets of the Bible and the book of Revelation. Beware; the “Day of the Lord” is coming. Therefore, strive all the harder to bring others into the Kingdom, because the time is short. As it says in Colossians 4:5-6:“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

Our plan of action: Pray for those whom God has placed in authority over you. Pray for those in authority to come to know the Lord. Write to those in office, offering your views and opinions. Watch for the wiles and deceptions of the evil one. Vote For those with a Christian world outlook. Trust that God is in control.

Rick Rahn

Thursday, November 1, 2012

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The Battle Is The Lord's

          God’s promises are for ever, especially when He says they are for ever.[1]  The land God promised to the Israeli’s is a forever promise.  The truly occupied territories in this struggle are in fact any areas in which the Israelis have no control either politically or militarily which are within the original land grant to the Israeli people, by God. 

          I know I might be condemned by some for what I am writing, but I feel compelled to state what I believe to be true.  I am writing to those whose ears will not hear and eyes will not see[2], in hopes to cracking the façade of those who have not truly considered what the biblical facts are.  Whether one is Christian, Jew, or infidel, a realistic look at the facts should be considered.  The Israeli’s are at war, although most of the world does not recognize it.  This war has been declared against them on many fronts. It is the duty of every Christian and Jew to recognize that it is the Israeli nation that is being oppressed and attacked by ungodly peoples.

          Would the God of the Old Testament put up with the ongoing war against Israel?  The answer is no and God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow[3].  If the “Palestinians” did to Israel, in the Old Testament, what they are doing now, God would have instructed the Israelites to eliminate the Palestinians; men, women, children and animals.  

          Although ignored by most of the world, as led by the United Nations, the Moslem war against Christians and Jews is tantamount to genocide and is well documented. Their goal is to eliminate every Christian and Jew in the world.  An enemy is an enemy and it’s hard to pray for them, treat them well, feed them and clothe them[4] while they are shooting at you.  Those aiding your enemy by action or inaction are also your enemy, by proxy.  Where is the outrage from the “moderates” in the “religion of peace” as the Moslems declare themselves to be?   

          If, in the commission of a criminal act, someone who aids or knowingly allows the act to take place, is judged complicit in the act and charged accordingly.  If a Palestinian sees, or knows about, someone setting up a rocket toward Israel, shouldn’t they do everything they could, to stop the criminal act? 

          Terrorists hide among women and children for safety because they realize that the decent people they are attacking will hesitate to respond.  The Israeli’s also realize that the world community will condemn any action that hurts those women and children.  It is a shame that those women and children are complicit, in essence by choice or coercion, by participating in that they are supplying a safety shield.  It’s truly a shame when innocents are used in such a manner; however, the terrorists are fully aware of what they are doing and are fully responsible for the blood of the innocents.  This is the way cowards conduct their evil acts. 

          Abraham Lincoln said: “We shouldn’t worry if God is on our side, but rather if we are on God’s side.”  In order to do this, we need to seek the will of God.  Prayer and study of God’s Word are the steps to knowing His will. 

          In the Word of God we see that if God’s people were attacked, especially without intelligible reason, for conquest or for vengeance, God’s reaction was to give permission to completely overcome the enemy.  This meant to slaughter everyone involved; men, women, children, horses, cows and every thing else. This was because the remnant left would pollute Gods people, and cause them harm.  Disaster always resulted from the remnants pollution of the people; usually by those people bringing “other gods” into the worship of His people.  Worship of a false god/religion, by Bible standards, is against God in the same way the worship of idols is condemned.   God doesn’t want His people (Christian or Jew) to be polluted by infidels.  

          There are people today, which are so controlled by the forces of Satan they need to be destroyed, or brought into the fold.  The primary examples of these people today are represented by those Islamic peoples who trace their heritage to the peoples who God had told Joshua and others to slaughter rather than to make treaties with.  Palestinians are a perfect example of this because, as Yasser Arafat said, they were descendents of the Philistines.  The first people to be called Palestinians were the Jews.  “There is no such thing as a “Palestinian”.  Yasser Arafat claimed ownership of the territories because the Palestinians were descendents of the Philistines.  That was a lie.  In 1967, before the war, the lands that Israel won in battle were occupied by Syrians, Egyptians and Jordanians.  When the war was over, these countries abandoned those people.  Nobody wanted them.  Five times, since 1948, the Arab nations have tried to annihilate the Jewish nation.  Five times the Israeli’s were victorious; yet we see these enemies of Israel’s existence preparing to try again.”[5] 

          Israel is prospering and the countries surrounding it, by comparison, are not.  Could this possibly have anything to do with another promise of God: “I will bless those who bless thee, and I will curse those who curse thee”[6].

[1] Genesis 13:15
[2] Mark 8:18, Romans 11:8
[3] Hebrews 13:8, Malachi 3:6
[4] Romans 12:14-21
[5] Israel, by Rick Rahn, 6-7-2011
[6] Genesis 12:3

Monday, October 29, 2012

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Blaming God for Our Choices

“Either you are going to look to God and say, ‘Thy will be done in my life.’, or God will look to you and say, ‘Your will be done in your life.’ ” I heard Grant Jeffrey, a Bible prophecy teacher, make this simple and yet profound statement today. He was speaking to the point that God has given man free will to make his own choices from the very beginning. The one choice that has top priority in each person’s life is whose will are you and I going to choose to follow in our journey through life, remembering that life means not only here and now but on into eternity?

God meant man to have a direct and personal relationship with Him from the very beginning when He created the first man and woman. He gave them an environment of complete perfection in which to grow and thrive. Everything that He had created was handed over into the hands of mankind to exercise dominion over it, which meant to care for and direct the growth and development of everything down to even the smallest detail of naming everything. For a while Adam and Eve did just that. While doing so, they also had the ultimate personal relationship in that, besides having one another, they also ‘communed’ with God, visiting and talking with Him as they went about their daily lives. Remember how the Bible says that as God was in the process of creation, He would look at it and say, it was good? Because God had created it, all was good and without any seed of corruption. All was glorious and ‘good’ as it was meant to be.

When God gave man dominion over all the earth, He had first given them only one limitation. He told them NOT to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Had they remained obedient to God, they would have remained ‘good’ and without corruption. For a time, they lived according to God’s will without having to consider that there was any other possible choice. It would not have entered into their minds to do otherwise. Can you even imagine how glorious your life would be if you never had any thoughts or desires that were anything but good and righteous? They knew only how to be and do ‘good,’ and did not know what evil even was. It wasn’t until they chose to go against God’s will that they themselves opened the door for evil, sin, to enter, bringing corruption not only into themselves, but also over all the earth.

True ‘good’ is that which is totally righteous and there is no spot or blemish in it. True ‘good’ is that which is totally encompassed within the will of God. The moment that the knowledge of evil entered into mankind, he could never be totally ‘good’ and righteous again. The Bible says that, compared with the righteousness of God, any righteousness that we might think we have is as filthy rags before God because His ways and thoughts are so much higher than ours. In God’s eyes there is no such thing as just a little bit of corruption, just as there is no such thing as being just a little bit pregnant. Just like the picture that Jesus gave us of the leavened bread, once there is even a little leaven in the bread the whole loaf is made corrupt. From then on, no matter how he might try, mankind could not rid himself of that sinful nature. The term good then can only be applied to Jesus, for He alone is without sin. Man is not free of sin; therefore, the only point that may be arguable about us is to what degree, for or less, are we wicked, unrighteous.

God did not intend for us to know sin. He intended for us to only know that which is good and right, that which is acceptable in the sight of God. Once we had opened that door of knowledge of evil, we now made ourselves subject to the power of doing that which is evil, or wrong in the sight of God. None of us, not even the smallest baby is free of having the knowledge of evil. If one has that knowledge then one is forever plagued by the power that it has to entice us into its snare and make us its captive or servant to do that which is evil over and over again. That’s why, apart from God, man has no hope of redemption, purpose or value. We might as well be, like the Bible says, a blade a grass that sprouts up, withers and dies, except that, unlike a blade of grass, man has a spirit. That spirit, whether in a body or out of the body, has an eternal destination - Heaven or Hell.

We often hear statements like, “He is a good man,” or “I’ve done my best to be a good person.” The truth of such statements is dependent upon whose yardstick one is using to take the measure of a man. It’s this manner of thinking that leads to the erroneous belief that if I try my best to be a good person, following biblical morals, that I will then have earned my title of good; therefore, I will be deserving of going to Heaven. However, we would be far from right.

Many times I have puzzled over the meaning of the word wicked. On the surface, it seems to apply only to those who choose to live a life that is fraught with evil and horrendous misdeeds. Here again, we must consider what yardstick or rule is being used to make the comparison that would determine the concept of good and wicked. If I am only going to compare myself to another human being, perhaps I may be able to declare myself more or less wicked than someone else. But for the purpose of determining whether I am devoid of wickedness, sinfulness, and therefore all good and deserving of a place in heaven, if I am honest with myself, I would have to admit that what the Bible says of me is true, “All have sinned and fallen short of the mark.”

People will often single out persons like Gandhi as an example of a ‘good’ man. Making this assumption, because he appears ‘good’ in my eyes, he must also be good in the sight of God. This assumption would be leading us to an erroneous decision. Don’t miss the point here. I am not setting myself up as judge and jury to say that Gandhi is not in Heaven; God is the one that determines that. However, I am saying that God is the one who has set up the plan and requirements of who will or will not enter the Kingdom of God. That plan has never been based on what we consider to be right or fair, for our ideas change with every little whim that happens to float into a given person or society. Isn’t it a good thing then that God’s ways never change and that He remains the same yesterday, today, and forever? He is not a God of confusion; He doesn’t leave anything up to chance or happenstance. For that reason, we are able to put total trust in Him. We can have the assurance that what He says, He means, He does, and He does not waiver. His promises are never revoked, and His counsel will forever stand. We can depend upon Him to keep His word forever and ever. Isn’t it sad that some people will choose to reject God simply because they perceive their own opinions or ideas of what is right and wrong to be more ‘fair’ than God’s thoughts and ways as proclaimed in His word? God is not hampered with any ideas of what is fair, instead, He is focused on what is either right or wrong. There is no inconsistent thinking or behaving within Him. He doesn’t play around with ideas of ‘situational ethics’ or ‘values clarifications’ as man does. Man plays mind games in order to make the situation fit his own opinions.

We set ourselves up to be little gods when we think our ways and thoughts are higher than His. This is the root of true confusion and lawlessness in the world for our thoughts and ways can never reach the standard of God’s. The truth of this fact has been acted out time and time again in history, and yet we never seem to learn that lesson. Every time a society marginalizes God and His Word, the results have been tyranny, not freedom. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

If you and I are responsible for the choices that we alone have made, how then can we possibly blame God for a bad ending to the story? Yet that is what you hear time and time again. God has made a plan for us to escape eternal damnation in Hell, a place created for Satan and his demons, never intended for mankind. What did He require of us? Didn’t He say we must be born again, believe on Him, and we would have eternal life? Didn’t Jesus say that His Father’s house had many mansions and that He was going there to prepare a place for us that where He was we might be also? Doesn’t that make it clear that He wants us to be with Him to live forever and ever? It seems only reasonable that if I was given a free ticket to go home, but I refused to take it, I would have no one to blame but myself for the fact that I was lost, alone and without a home. If I was a child stuck in a room where a fire had begun, and I refused to take the hand of my father and follow him into safety, would it be reasonable for me to blame him for my death? Neither of those scenarios would make any since to a reasonable person. However, the statement that is often repeated is, “I can’t believe that a loving God would send anyone to Hell.”

That sin nature entered into all of mankind after the knowledge of evil entered the scene. Every man that is until the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, impregnating her with a seed that had no corruption from mankind in it. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, who knew no sin, meaning that He was man but totally righteous, totally God filled, totally God personified. Once again, God was on earth and mankind could walk, talk, and commune with Him as Adam and Eve had done in the Garden of Eden before sin, the knowledge of evil, entered into the world. Remember, the angel of the Lord said about Jesus, His name shall be called Emmanuel, meaning God with us. Finally, Jesus, the Lamb of God, came into the world that through His sacrifice, our debt would be Paid in Full, so that we might once more be redeemed and made right with God. Though our righteousness is still as filthy rags, God has made it possible for us to be covered with His royal robe of righteousness through His shed blood that would wash away our sins. But in order to receive that royal robe, each individual must be willing to receive and wear it.

Being able to enter the Kingdom of God was never dependent on any level or idea of goodness that we ourselves could attain through good works or anything else that we might do. Our salvation has always depended upon what God has done for us, not what we have done for Him. He sent His only Son to be sacrificed as payment for our debts, a debt we could never repay. Jesus declared that debt as Paid in Full as He hung on the cross and declared “It is Finished!” There is no other name by which we can be saved. He is the only one that could pay the price. He is the only one that arose from the dead in a glorified, appearing to many over a period of forty days so they could witness for themselves that He had kept His Word and demonstrated that He truly was who He said He was – The Son of God. He is alive today and sits at the right hand of God the Father. Had he not risen from the dead, never to die again, He would have been no different than Gandhi, Mohammed, Buddha or any other false god. Believers would have no foundation for their belief and trust in Him.

God has made it clear that the only requirement that we must fulfill to become a child of His is to be reborn through faith in Jesus Christ; to acknowledge and believe on His Son as the only one through whom we can be saved. There are those that would proclaim there are many paths to God; but I direct our attention to God, who is the ultimate and only authority. Has He not said: (I John 5: 10 – 12) “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made Him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son. And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and He that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”

As for those good works done by mankind, of what value are they? They may be of temporary short lived value for the here and now. However, apart from God they have no eternal value. We are not saved by our good works. Does this then mean that I can just have faith in Jesus and then live my life as though He did not exist? God forbid! If we love the Lord, we will have evidence of that love that we bear towards Him. If you love your earthly parents, don’t you want to show that love by doing things that you know would be pleasing to them and make them happy? The answer is, of course you would. Everything that we do, we are to do as if we were doing it for the Lord. Because He has first loved us so very much, isn’t it then reasonable that we should want to do good works, not to exalt ourselves, but rather to give all honor and glory unto Him? Does it mean that we will never sin, or do wrong again. No, we are still human and we do fight against that old sinful nature; however, it should mean that we will not purposely set out to practice to do those things that are not pleasing in His sight. If my life as a Christian looks no different than the non-Christian, I definitely need to examine my heart to determine if I am truly a follower of Christ, doing the will of God, or am I just a culture Christian, a Christian in name only and not in actions. None of us starts out our Christian life fully grown and mature, but there should be some evidence that we are being changed more and more into his image as we journey towards maturity in Him. That doesn’t happen by accident, but only as we subject ourselves to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit by the power of His Word. We can’t grow if we never spend time in His Word that we may learn how He thinks and then truly apply it to our lives. That’s what is meant by acquiring, or ‘having the mind of Christ.’ Becoming more Christ like is a daily process, and full maturity will not be reached until we see Him face to face and He has finished that good work that He has begun in us.

Just as Adam and Eve were given the choice to obey God, you and I are also presented with a choice that no one else can make for us. Each individual has to come to the point of decision in life – am I going to choose to surrender to God, repent, ask Him to come in to be Savior and Lord of my life, or am I going to choose to be lord of my own life? There is no in between. You and I are responsible for the consequences of what choice is made. I can choose to put my faith in Jesus the Son of God, receive the covering of His royal robe of righteousness, that I may be redeemed, resurrected into a new body as He was, and have eternal life in Heaven to be a part of the family of God for eternity. On the other hand, I can choose to make myself lord of my life; God gives me the freedom to do so. He never forces anyone to believe on Him. If I choose the latter, I have taken myself out of God’s will completely. What is God’s will for you and me? Doesn’t the Bible tell us that it is not the will of God that any should perish, but that whosoever would believe on the Son of God would have eternal life?

Finally, saying that a loving God would not send anyone to Hell is a true statement in that He is not the one that sends any person there. Consider the following choices that are given to us, that of going to a marvelous place or one filled with darkness and eternal torment. All provisions for going to the marvelous place have been provided for you and I as follows:

(1) You have been given an invitation to go to a special event.

(2) A gracious and merciful person paid the price for your ticket providing your safe passage to the event. He only asks that you receive the gift and that you believe in what he has done for you.

(3) Not only has he given you a special pass, but he has also provided a special cloak that will make you presentable and acceptable before the king.

(4) At the door, there is even a list with your name on it to confirm that you are welcomed.

(5) When you get there, your very own private accommodations have been prepared for you with much splendor.

(6) There are many loved ones there expecting your arrival with joyous anticipation.

The moment of decision has come. The choice is up to you; are you going to accept all that has been provided for you, or are you going to turn it down? Your name does not get blotted out of the book until, or unless, you don’t accept the gift that is being offered. Remember the alternative choice to go to the dark and tormenting place? If that’s your choice, you have to make all your own arrangements and provisions to go there. Since the choice was up to you all along, how can God possibly be blamed for the choice you made if it was for the latter destination? Yes, you can choose be lord of your own life and in so doing you will never have to be responsible to anyone or anything. Realizing that it was you, and only you that is responsible for making that choice, is it really God that has been unfair, or do you and I condemn our own selves? Is it not written: (John 3: 16 – 18) “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. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but him that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in name of the only begotten Son of God.”

Saturday, October 27, 2012

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The King James Bible


          The King James Version of the Bible is wholly believable, and Holy believable.  The New Age Versions are wholly unbelievable.  Anytime I refer to the Bible, it is the authorized King James Version as the authoritative depiction of Gods Word.  

          John 2:22 says anyone who says Jesus is not the Christ is a liar, and anyone who says this is antichrist.  The New Age Versions such as the New International Version, New American Standard Version, Good News for Modern Man, The Living Bible, The Message and New King James Version are antichrist bibles.  Some are so blatant as to put the sign of 666, on the front of the New King James Versions.

               This is a Mobius symbol used by the New Age people.  The real Bible says that uses of pagan symbols like these are forbidden. "On the cover of the Aquarian Conspiracy is a Mobius, it is really used by them as triple six (666). The emblem on the cover of the New King James Bible is said to be an ancient symbol of the Trinity. The old symbol had Gnostic origins. It was more Gnostic than Christian.”[1]

          The corruption of the Bible started with the Gnostic Christians and the Alexandrian texts. The King James Version has the research and vast majority of “original texts” agreeing with it.  The “Christian” translators have established the King James Version to be the authentic “Word of God”.  The “faux Christian” translators deviate from the intentions of the Holy Spirit of God.  Archeology continues to prove that the King James Version is the closest to the original writings of the men who followed the leading of the Holy Spirit: for instance, the Dead Sea scrolls show that the Old Testament in the King James Version is the same as it was 2000 years ago, while the New Age Versions deviate from them. 

          If the version you are reading has “Morning Star” instead of “Lucifer” in Isaiah 14:12-17, it is an attempt, by the New Age writers, to represent Jesus as the one who rebelled.  Jesus is the “Morning Star”[2], not Satan.   Luke 11:2-4, in the King James Version, says: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.  The New International Version says: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.  I personally prefer the King James Version in Matthew: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.  The New International version leaves out “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen

          Jeremiah 23:29-32 says: “Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbor. Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.”

          Matthew 5:20 says: “That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”  Do you think that if you, as today’s scribe, alter the word of God, even to the point of the opposite meaning, you will be able to avoid Hell?

          Jesus said: “many will come in my name claiming, 'I am he,' and will deceive many ..... for many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah”[3].   Paul said: But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well believe him.”[4]

          Everything spiritual is not of God.  There are two forces active in this world; the GOOD God and the EVIL Satan.  The New Age Bible translators as well as groups like the Freedom From Religion foundation are being lead by Satan whether they are aware of it, are mislead or simply knowledgeably fighting The Lord God Almighty.  New Agers are doing their best to bring about the ‘end time’ one world religion.  By watering down the Word of God and joining it to Satanism and other religious fervor, they hope to have the one world religion in place for the Antichrist.  A good example of this is Chrislam, which started in the 1980’s in Africa and tries to combine Islam with Christianity.

          The Lord knows everything; including the future.  He knew that man would turn away from Him, to his own lusts, on a regular basis. He prospers man: at the point when man is satisfied with his possessions and prosperity he will turn away from his need for God.  Focus on Prosperity brings about self love and sufficiency thinking.  The Hebrews did it on a regular basis, and our country is in the midst of it.[5]

          Today, more and more intelligent men and women are coming to the knowledge that the Authorized King James Version is the truest, if not the only, clear representation of the Word of God.  The New American Standard Version, by Philip Schaff, contains 30,000 deviations from the King James Version.

          The concept that God (Jehovah, YHWY) was only for the Jewish people is a lie, spread by the Devil.  The Jews were instructed to proselytize the world.  The fact that they did this is reported throughout the Bible.  Those who accepted the God of Israel were accepted in the community and those who did not were not accepted.  There were many who followed the Jewish God, who were not “Sons of Abraham”.  An example of this was the non-Jews who went out of Egypt with the Jews: they would be held to the covenant of the Lord.  Jesus was part of Gods plan from the beginning because God knew that neither Jew nor non-Jew would be able to live up to fulfillment of God’s law.  The anti God forces have been around since the beginning: Satan is the sponsor of them all.  The “other gospels” that Paul spoke about were those Jews who couldn’t give up the additions to the laws imposed by men and the “Gnostic Christians” who distorted the message of the gospel, among others. 

          Deut. 6:4 describes the trinity, Elohim = plural (Gods) while Jehovah = (echad) is one.  The proof text of the trinity is 1 John 5: 7-8, which is left out of the new versions.  

          Luke 20:46 says: “beware of the scribes”.  Kurt Koch said: “It is one of Satan’s specialties to hide under a Christian disguise”.[6]  One of the things Jesus griped about was the additions added to the law by the scribes and Pharisees.  Luke 5:21 says: “professing themselves to be wise…the scribes”.

Lewis Sperry Chafer said: “Such religious leaders may be highly educated…but if they are not born again their judgment in spiritual matters in worthless and misleading.”[7]  Matthew 23:14 says: Woe unto you Scribes…

          Why has the distortion of the word been so prevalent, even from the beginning?  It is because Satan has been against God from even before the beginning of the world. 

          Those who promote the New Age Versions are promoting the One World Religion of the end times.  As in the old adage: All it takes for evil to prosper, is for good men to do nothing, to not speak out about the “Apostate New Age Versions” is to do nothing. 

          Even some expositories, concordances, dictionaries, Bible handbooks, and commentaries are suspect because they use the New Age Versions as their authority.  Nearly all New Testament textural criticism, over the last hundred years, are based on the Westcott and Hort “New Greek” translations.  The “Authorized” or “King James Version” is based on the “Majority Text” or “Traditional Text”.  The newer versions are based on the less than one percent of old texts that disagree with the “Majority Text”.  The texts that disagree with the “Majority Text” even disagree with themselves.  The “Majority Text” otherwise known as the “Byzantine Text” is based on the texts from Greece, Constantinople, Asia Minor, Syria, Africa, southern Italy, England and Ireland.  The “Alexandrian” or Egyptian texts have been referred to as a revision rather than the original. 

          The Greek philosophers are influential in the Heresy of the “New Age Translations”.  The corruption of the Bible was extensively done in the Alexandrian texts which were perverted by Origen.  These texts are the basis of the New Age Versions.  They were purposely altered to pervert the true Word of God in the “Majority Text”.  Constantine furthered the cause of these texts throughout the Roman Empire.  Westcott and Hort further expanded these texts into our generation in their “New Greek Translation” which is the basis of most of the “New Age Versions”.  The New Age Versions are a compilation of the Bible, and the philosophies of Plato, Origen and some apocryphal books.  The two Alexandrian texts, the Sinaiticus (Aleph) and Vaticanus (B), contain many deviations from the Majority Text.  “1. Metzger says that the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus do not agree with the majority of manuscripts. 2. Not only do they disagree with the Majority of manuscripts, but they do not agree with each other.  The 8000 changes in B and the 9000 changes in Aleph are not the same changes. When their changes are added together, they alter the Majority text in about 13,000 places. This is two changes for every verse.  Together they omit 4000 words, add 2000, transpose 3500, and modify 2000. 3. They disagree with each other a dozen times on every page. 4. Colwell says they disagree 70% of the time and in almost every verse in the gospels. Burgon says, It is easier to find two consecutive verses in which these manuscripts differ than two in which they agree.”[8]

          One of the reasons for the promotion of the New Age versions is financial.  The King James Version is beyond copyright laws.

          Over the ages, devils have influenced man by insinuating in their minds their diabolical thoughts that are anti God.  Channeling is another way of getting to the unsuspecting through their willing participation.  Angels (messengers of God), have always been direct in their messages, as is the method of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit and God’s Angels will always agree with the Word of God.  The naïve and unsuspecting Christian is subject to all sorts of deception: all sponsored by Satan.  The New Agers have referred to Fundamentalists and Evangelical Christians as dangerous, perverted, unsound and confused. If that is the case, I am proud to be a Fundamentalist Evangelical.  Progressives always use personal attacks against those with whom they disagree, in place of producing evidence.  The word fundamentalist comes from a document in the 1920’s called the ‘Five Fundamentals of the Faith’.  These five fundamentals are:

1. The inerrancy and full authority of the Bible

2. The literal second coming of Jesus Christ

3. The Virgin Birth and full deity of Christ

4. The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

5. The substitutionary atonement of Christ on the cross for the sins of the world

Evangelical Christians de-emphasize ritual and emphasize the piety of the individual, requiring him or her to meet certain active commitments, including:

1. The need for personal conversion, or being "born again"

2. A high regard for biblical authority

3. An emphasis on teachings that proclaim the saving death and resurrection of the Son of God, Jesus Christ

4. Actively expressing and sharing the gospel[9]

          All of the following are part and parcel of Satan and his New Age movement: Spiritism, Pantheism, necromancy, divination, witchcraft, psychics, evolution theory, the occult, parapsychology, mediums, observer of times, enchanters, charmers, telepathy, clairvoyance, channeling, sorcery, wizards, familiar spirits, enchantments, astrology, mesmerism, hypnotism, to name a few.  All of these things are anti biblical.  Necromancy is sometimes referred to as “communion of spirits”.

          Deception by imitation is Satan’s stock in trade.  Why do you think the Bible is so maligned and distorted while the writings of other religions are not?  We can see that only the true Word of God is subjected to such undertakings.  Satan knows the scriptures are come to us from God; his immortal enemy.  Before there can be a counterfeit, there has to be an original.  By Satan’s power of distortion, he hopes to divert man from the true to the false.  The real shame is that he has been so successful. 

          Two of the world’s fastest growing religions were started by devils in the disguise of angles, approaching susceptible men, to fill them with false doctrine.  Both of these men failed to verify, through the Word of God, what they had been given.  Dr. Ivan Panin was a devout atheist who set out to prove the Bible was a hoax.  He was a scholar in Greek and Hebrew as well as a doctor of pure mathematics. He found uniformity, through comparison of hundreds of ancient biblical manuscripts.  This uniformity led to the discovery of some amazing numerical facts about Biblical structure.  In no other writings are these attributes manifest as in the Bible.  Dr. Panin came to know the Lord Jesus, as well as others did, through his work.”[10]

          In recent past, as early as President F. D. Roosevelt, who put “New World Order” on our dollar bills (in Latin), we can see the subtlety of the New World enthusiasts.  Only recently has this become more blatant.  President George H .W. Bush, proclaiming to be a Christian, referred to his “dream of a new world order”.  President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair are joined in an effort to mislead our school children by equating that all religions are all the same.  President George W. Bush, proclaiming to be a Christian, has said there is more than one way to Heaven.  President Barack Obama has proved to be the most anti Christian/pro Moslem president in history.  Pope John Paul II said: “Everything must change.  Tolerance is the alpha and omega of a new world order.”[11] Talk about your slippery slope!

          Most people today don’t see what’s happening around them.  It’s as though there were a swarm of invisible flies, buzzing around their heads chipping away at their sanity.  Through the misconception of “if it feels good do it” society, we see the development of the “if it sounds right do it”, regardless of the unintended consequences.  As Satan tickles their ears, men become unaware of the danger.  The United Nations sounded like a good idea, but we see what a horror story that has become.  The coming together of the religions of the world, for peace and harmony, sounds like a good idea (if you don’t know the real God).  The Bible says not to join with them, entertain them in you home or wish them well on their way.  The forces of false religion and Socialism are joining together to form the New World Order.   The ruling of the masses, by the elite enlightened ones, has always been Satan’s plan: with himself at the center.  The figure of the antichrist will be the servant of Satan as will also be the false prophet.  The New International Version changes Hebrews 9:10 from “until the time of reformation” to “until the time of the new order”.

          Who tells us to watch out for those who call themselves Christian yet teach false doctrine?  Jesus, Paul, Peter, and John all give us this warning.  Faux Christians may be the most dangerous people in the world.  They not only lead themselves into hell, but also keep others from finding the Christ.    Matthew 10:28 says:  "Don’t fear them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."  There are no atheists in Hell; not because they went to Heaven, but, that at the moment of death they are shown the truth.  Everyone who dies WILL see God, and every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.  Post death acceptance is not acceptable for salvation, but rather is part of the punishment.  Everyone who has ever lived is alive today.  Their place of residence is the question.  The spirit of a man cannot vanish, it lives forever. 

          God only knows what the antichrist bible conspirators will leave out, change, and/or distort in versions yet to be unleashed.  “Satan is using demons to promote the New Age gospel to soften up humanity for the arrival of the Antichrist whom millions will believe is Christ because of the propaganda now being spread by their lying spirits.”[12]

          I recommend five books as follow up to this writing –

1. The Authorized King James Version of the Bible

2. “New Age Versions of the Bible”, by G. A. Riplinger

3. “Harbinger”, by Jonathan Cahn

4. “An Understandable History of The Bible”, by Rev. Samuel C. Gipp, Th.D.

5. “Indefensible”, by Sam Kastensmidt

If you will read these books you won’t be depending on me for your sole authority.

          We can see, from all the evidence, that God has protected and maintained the validity of His Word.  The newer versions attempt to nullify and or diminish the power of God, the divinity of Jesus, the trinity, the virgin birth, Jesus as the Christ, the indwelling Holy Spirit, the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, salvation through Jesus, the reality of Satan, the Creation and the second coming of Jesus Christ.  We are instructed to keep looking up, in anticipation of the return of the Lord Jesus.  The Jesus we are to be looking for is the Jesus of the King James Bible: not the diluted Jesus of the New Age Bible Versions.  Everything should be viewed through the light of the Bible God has preserved to guide us.  2 Timothy 2:15 says: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Asking God for wisdom and discernment are valuable keys to prevent deception.

[1] Constance Cumbey, author of The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow
[2] Revelation 22:16
[3] Mark 13:6, Matthew 24:5, Luke 21:8
[4] 2 Corinthians 11:4
[5] Deuteronomy 31:20,
[6] “Dark secrets of the New Age” page 258
[7] Satan (Philadelphia, PA: Sunday School Times Co. 1932) p.73
[8] New age Bible Versions, by G. A. Riplinger, pg. 554
[9] Wikipedia
[10] Frederick M. Rahn, Jr., Numbers In The Word of God, 1983
[11] 1990 speech in San Francisco, CA, USA
[12] Tex Marrs,