Catholic Agreement

Since the prophecy of Daniel predicted that the papacy would think to change times and laws, let us ask her if she had anything to do with this change of the Sabbath. We want to be fair to everyone, and get authentic testimony from all. The next several quotations are taken from well-known Catholic authorities that express clearly the claims of the papacy on the attempted change. From the Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IV, p. 153 The Church after changing the day of rest from the Jewish Sabbath,...

Bodies of Flesh and Bone

Iwant to present in human language, if possible, some of the beauty, glory, and reality of heaven. Mark it down that heaven is very, very real. This reality is its most wonderful quality. We are going to have real bodies and take up real activities. In fact, in Isaiah 65 we are told that the redeemed will plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them we are going to build houses, and live in them. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of...

Conscience Seared by Disobedience

Now suppose that I see the light from the lamp of God's Word, but refuse to obey it. Let's say that the Holy Spirit has convicted me, and I understand perfectly what He requires of me, but it is unpopular and inconvenient. What happens if I disregard the light and reject the truth which the Spirit has revealed for any reason whatsoever The Spirit continues to speak, of course, and for a time there is a battle in my conscience. I feel miserable and guilty. Days pass by, and even months, while I...

The Seed of the Dragon

For centuries, Satan had tried to destroy God's people through the violent opposition of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. Through violence and persecution, he had failed to stamp out the truth. So what he could not do through force, the dragon would now attempt by strategy and deception. He would organize his own counterfeit religious system. He would bring in pagan doctrines and philosophy from the old empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome and combine them with Christian...

Peters Final Triumph

But let's come back to the biography of the big fisherman. His was probably the most dramatic change of all the rest.Yet there was another time that Jesus looked at Peter under very different circumstances. All the disciples had professed undying devotion to their Master, but impulsive Peter had spoken louder and longer than any of the others. He would go to his death rather than be disloyal to the One who had called him from his nets. Jesus, of course, knew better and warned the ardent...

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Wall Daubers Destroyed by the Plagues Does the Bible give us any information about the time of this great deluge of hail John the revelator describes the event in these words And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven . . . and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail for the plague thereof was exceeding great (Revelation 16 21). Here is evidence that the false wall of tradition will be dealt with at the time of the seven last plagues. God speaks of that judgment on the wall...

The Number And Mark Of The Beast

Two of the most important aspects of the beast's power are brought to light in Revelation 13 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 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....

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Right now I would like to add a fourth crucial mark of identification to our list. We have found this church to be the last, end-piece of historic truth. It will be proclaiming the final message of God just before Jesus returns. In fact, if God has any kind of special counsel or warning for the world at the end of time, He would surely give that message through His last-day remnant church. I think we can all see the logic of this conclusion. Does God indeed have such a message, and is it...

No Evidence Needed

The best way to expose error is to reveal the truth, and the finest way to test the tongues phenomenon is to get the full biblical doctrine of tongues before us. Many believe that speaking in tongues is the evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit. If a person doesn't speak in tongues he is automatically classified as lacking in essential grace and power. This judgmental, mechanistic manner of measuring the Christian experience of other people has produced a large class of spiritual egotists...

Mans Flicker or Gods Flame

ne of the clearest, last-day signs revealed in the Bible is the build-up of spiritual and demonic forces for a final all-out struggle which will settle the destiny of every living soul. God and Satan will meet in the climactic war of Armageddon, and the agelong controversy between good and evil will be resolved for all eternity. The Bible indicates that Satan will work feverishly through all the artful devices that appeal to the human mind, seeking to deceive the whole planet into his camp....

Cods Word Is Profitable For Doctrine

Our second characteristic of the Word of God is that it is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness. This important characteristic of the Word of God is conditional upon the reader allowing the Holy Spirit to reveal truth. The Spirit must not be hampered either by one's own bias or by someone else's. Every Bible version contains bias from its translators the degree depends on the methods used in translating. The freer the translation, the greater the...

Introduction

How would you like a vacation on a palm-fringed tropical island right now Would it remove your stress Temporarily, no doubt, but the stress would be back. More practical for most of us would be an evening spent in a relaxed setting, doing something we enjoy. But for how long would that relieve our stress When it comes to lasting stress management, we definitely need something beyond quick fixes. A wealth of websites, articles, and books already exist to help us conquer stress. But often they...

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After those years of indescribably horrible experiences in Siberian exile, we returned to our former home in the Ukraine, a beautiful area of western Russia. Some of the other exiles had returned already. Others were coming. Many, of course, never returned. Many whole families were lost. Those who returned were happy to see each other, and many long evenings were spent discussing the breathtaking experiences we had had. Our former homes, of course, were in ruins. But we were home and we could...

Lazarus

Much argument has taken place over whether the words of Jesus in Luke 16 19-31 were intended to be understood literally or as a parable. Some Christians feel that in this story, Jesus was offering His hearers a glimpse of what existence in the afterlife is like. Others, citing numerous passages of Scripture that seem to contradict the portrayal of heaven and hell contained in this passage, feel that Jesus was teaching an altogether different kind of lesson. Unfortunately, many modern religious...

Daniels Vision of the Cleansing

Daniel 8 opens with a view of the prophet serving as a prisoner of war in Babylon. Jerusalem has been left in ruins, and most of Israel has been carried into Babylonian captivity. Although Daniel was forced to serve as a physical slave in Belshazzar's palace, his thoughts are now especially fixed upon the desolated temple in Jerusalem. He recognizes that the prophesied seventy years of exile are almost ended, and his heart yearns to see a restoration of the beautiful temple and its services. In...

Two Apartments in Heaven

Some have made it seem that the great original sanctuary in the heavens did not have two separated apartments as reflected in the shadow-copy made by Moses. If that is true, then Moses was disobedient to the specific commandment of God so plainly restated in Hebrews 8 5. For, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. If Moses made any addition to what was shown him in the mountain, then he could not be truly making all things according to the...

Christs Blood Makes Perfect

After contrasting the earthly priesthood with the heavenly in the first nine chapters of Hebrews, we now enter the tenth chapter where Paul explains the greatest advantage of the one over the other. All along, he has emphasized that the Old Covenant rituals of animal sacrifices could not make people stop sinning. In Hebrews 9 9 he wrote that these things could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience. In contrast, he declared that the blood of Christ, because...

Death is a Sleep

N harmony with all the rest of the Bible, lob describes a period of unconscious sleep in the grave before awaking to receive his reward. It agrees with Daniel, who spoke of the coming of Christ in these words, And at that time thy people shall be delivered And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt (Daniel 12 1,2). There is a reason that so many inspired writers speak of death as a sleep. It is a perfect...

Conditions of Forgiveness

Now let's take a closer look at this first step marked Sins Forgiven. How does one obtain the requisite pardon for those sins that have become such a common lot for every human being We need to understand from the very beginning that there are three conditions to having our sins forgiven repentance, confession, and restitution. Please do not let those long theological terms confuse you. We shall break them into such simple language that all will know what they mean and how to fulfill their...

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Unimaginable Beauty and Happiness

In 1 Corinthians 2 9 we are told, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. Now, to me that is a promise without parallel. There is nothing quite like it in all the Bible. When it says that I have never seen anything to compare with heaven, that is great enough, because I have seen some wonderful things in this world. I have visited many countries and I've seen things I have felt to be absolutely...

The Necessity of the New Birth

Now we are prepared to consider the second large step in this exciting, journey from earth to heaven, and it is very closely tied to the faith transaction we have considered. That moment of acceptance not only brings an objective change of standing before God, but it also produces a fantastic subjective transformation in the heart and mind of the believer. Jesus referred to this dramatic experience as being born of the Spirit. The necessity of it was revealed in the urgent words of the Master...

Inviting Temptation

Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4 7). It is also a well-documented fact that drinking even the smallest quantity of alcohol impairs reactions and weakens normal inhibitions. Put simply It lowers a Christian's resolve to resist temptation. Why would any Christian want to make it easier for the devil to snare them Many men and women have awaken after a night baptized by a few glasses of wine or bottles of beer to discover they have violated the Seventh...

An Issue of Love

It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak (Romans 14 21). Because one out of seven people who drink wine will become problem drinkers or alcoholics, how can a Christian support an industry that encourages more people to stumble than any other legal substance According to Zig Ziglar, authorities know that approximately one in sixteen people who ever take a social drink will become an alcoholic Would you even step...

Unclothed In Death

What is meant by the term unclothed Notice that Paul specifically declared that he did not desire to be naked or unclothed. We can be certain, then, that the unclothed state did not involve being with the Lord, since Paul did not desire it. In fact, the apostle made reference to being clothed with only two houses, the earthly and heavenly. In the unclothed state, he was neither in the earthly body nor clothed with the heavenly. That leaves only one possible explanation. To be unclothed or naked...

The Most Deadly Substance on Earth

Abraham Lincoln said, Drink is a cancer in human society, eating out its vitals and threatening its destruction. So much devastation is caused by alcohol in our community, on the roads and in homes, that this is hardly a bold or surprising statement. Indeed, even if the Bible were silent on the subject, the object lessons of devastation from a thousand years of history would still be crystal clear. But the scriptures say plenty. Who hath woe who hath sorrow who hath contentions who hath...

Restitution

The third condition to having our sins forgiven is Restitution. This long word simply means that we make every effort to correct the things we have done wrong. Of course, we recognize that it is never possible to reach into the past and rectify every wrong, every lie, and every dishonest act. In the first place, we can't even remember all the times we were guilty of those things. It would probably drive a person insane to feel the responsibility for such an impossible demand. Nevertheless, the...

Two Powerful Contenders

Even though the climax in the great struggle takes place in the very end of human history when all the world is arraigned in two opposing camps, the controversy between Christ and Satan has been going on for almost 6,000 years. It started in heaven with the rebellion of Lucifer against God's rule of the universe. The story of that beautiful angel who coveted the position of God Himself is revealed through a number of Old Testament prophetic writings. Isaiah says in reference to this glorious...

Do the Dead Ever Return

Why do so many resist the obvious import of these biblical statements Strong traditional biases may be part of the answer, but there is much more involved. Many sincerely believe that they have physical, eye-witness proof that the dead do return. They have the witness of their own senses that they have actually conversed with departed loved ones. What can be said about these manifestations They can give the place, date and hour when they were confronted by dead relatives or friends in exactly...

The Thief on the Cross

Now let us look at one of the chief objections which has been raised against the Bible doctrine of death and the soul. There are a few ambiguous texts which can be understood only as they are viewed in the light of all the other verses on the subject. One example of this is found in the experience of the thief on the cross. At first glance it seems that Jesus was telling the dying criminal that he would go to heaven on the very same day he died. In the context, the thief asked Jesus, in the...

Symbolic Animal

Is it possible to understand the mark of the beast Without fail, we can know and must know. But first we must understand the identity of the prophetic beast itself. Let us establish that this strange, composite animal is not to be taken literally. No one ever saw a creature with the body of a leopard, the mouth of a lion, and the feet of a bear. The prophetic books of the Bible usually deal in types and symbols. This beast represents something. But what does it symbolize There must be no...

J Only Two Houses

Some have claimed that the house which we have eternal in the heavens is the immortal soul with which we immediately enter into heaven when the earthly house is dissolved. But this could not be. Notice the impossibility of such an arrangement. If the soul inhabited that heavenly house immediately at death, what happens when it must inhabit the immortalized body after the resurrection takes place It is in the glorified resurrection bodies that the righteous dwell with God for eternity. This...

Made For What

The apostle makes one other point in 2 Corinthians 5 that destroys the idea of a disembodied soul. In verse 5, he affirms that God hath wrought us for the selfsame thing. What thing For what purpose had God made man Paul answers that we might enjoy a state of being in which mortality is swallowed up of life. Is that condition the separate existence of an immortal soul Impossible Because if man had not sinned, he would have reached that state without seeing death. God's purpose in making man...

The Spirit Returns to

The clearest and most concise inspired definition of death was written by Solomon, Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12 7). Immediately we are struck by the word return. After death everything seems to go back from whence it came. The dust returns to the earth from which it was taken, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Death is just the opposite of creation. It is easy for us to picture the process of bodily...

The Seal in the

We are now prepared to search God's law to determine what His seal of authority really is. Remember that a seal must contain the name, office, and territory of the authority. One by one, we study through the ten commandments of the Decalogue. Gradually all are eliminated except one. The three requisites of a seal will be found only in the one that includes name, title and territory of God. Right in the heart of the law is the memorial of His creative power, and behold, in that fourth...

We Will Know Each Other

This raises another interesting question which has perplexed millions of people Will we know each other there Will we be able to recognize one another in the hereafter Many people have the misconception that heaven will be very impersonal. The Bible reveals exactly the opposite. Although the former troubles and sorrows will be erased from the mind, we certainly will not forget our friends and family. No one will be known only as an animated number The truth is that we will know each other...

Three Ways to Offend the Spirit

I've marked down three ways that people can commit this sin. The first way is for a man simply to say, I don't want to be saved I don't want to be bothered with God and the Bible. Once in a while you'll find a person like this. I'm glad to tell you that it's not very often. Most people really want to be saved, but now and then you'll find some who just aren't interested. They are perfectly satisfied with their materialistic world of the flesh. Notice what it says in Proverbs 28 13 He that...

Yj Amazing Fulfillment Today

Are there such people in the world today, and do they meet the four basic requirements for drawing the religious world into a massive scheme of disobedience To open up that question let me share a recent personal experience involving a group Bible study I had been asked to conduct. The class was made up of six people three business men and their wives. For many weeks we met every Thursday night to search out the great doctrines of the Bible. The series was unusual in every respect. In the first...

Are Miracle Workers of

Now let's study the actual inspired description of how these conditions will prevail at the end of the age. Incredibly the deceptive powers of the master counterfeiter will achieve all these objectives. First, notice that Jesus confirmed how many would lightly disobey His law in the name of religion Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day Lord, Lord, have we...

Providential Preservation Of Scri Pture

Our final characteristic is the most revealing. It says that the Word of God has been divinely preserved and has had an active role within the church throughout every age. Before we delve into this discussion, it is necessary to gain a little background information. When looking into the history of the biblical text, we must be aware that the original manuscripts were written in the common languages of their day. Basically, the Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek....

Joe crews

Chance Life A Ridiculous Improbability 6 3. Mutations How Big the Changes 9 4. Fossils Support Creationism 13 5. The Mystery of the Empty Strata 17 6. Uniformity or the Flood 20 7. Survival of the Fittest 23 Recently I talked to a man with a fantastic amount of faith. Not one shade of doubt crept into his animated description of man's origin and destiny. He was an evolutionist I met on an airplane. With incredible confidence he bridged the eons of prehistoric time to...

Amazing

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Heavenly Sanctuary Needs Cleansing

Now we are confronted with one of the most amazing things about Christ's heavenly priesthood. We are told why He would take His blood into the presence of God for us. It was necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us....

When are the Righteous Rewarded

With this background we are now prepared to see what actually happens to the person who dies. In Peter's sermon on the day of Pentecost, he made this strong statement about David, who had been dead for over 1,000 years For David is not ascended into the heavens (Acts 2 34). Now think of this for a moment. David had long ago departed this life, and though often wayward, had received the assurance of forgiveness and salvation. Why, then, was he not enjoying the bliss of heaven ten long centuries...

What is Repentance

I promised to simplify that long theological word. It literally means to feel a godly sorrow for the wrongs we have committed. Such genuine sorrow is only possible when we fully recognize that our only hope rests in the death of Jesus on the cross in our place. Helplessly we must turn away from self and behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. What happens as we watch Him bleeding, suffering, and dying on the cross We realize that He was holy and innocent. We were the guilty...

Which Version

Having faith that God has preserved His Word in the church throughout the ages leads to the acceptance of the Received Text as the most reliable Greek New Testament. But for those who cannot read Greek, a translation is necessary. Looking over the English Bible versions available, you will find that the only versions using the Received Text as the basis for the New Testament are those of the King lames tradition. 61 Foremost in this tradition is the KJV itself. As we have seen, for over 300...

No Sickness and No Death

Since there will be no sickness, pain, or death, some occupations and professions will be totally out of place. No doctors, nurses, morticians, or insurance agents could find a soul to do business with. Financial problems will be banished forever. The very issues which cause the greatest grief now will not even exist in the minds of the saints. They will forget eternally the troubles of this life. Won't we grieve for loved ones who are not there No doubt we will weep when the discovery is made...

Country Estate

Ill we be satisfied with the home Jesus is getting ready for us He said, I go to prepare a place for you. I go to prepare a place for whom For you You may put your own name in there if you would like, because it is true. He went to get a place ready for you, and your name will be on it. I like that, because the Lord is a builder who knows just exactly what I would like the most. I believe the Lord will meet each one of us and show us through the Holy City. He will escort us down those golden...

Fearful Warning

The most fearful warning of punishment found anywhere in the Bible is contained in Revelation 14 9, 10 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the...

Why Should We Confess

The second condition of forgiveness is called Confession. John wrote, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1 9). That certainly sounds simple enough. Yet it is on this point that most people stumble and lose their way. The question most commonly asked is this How do I know I have been forgiven There is only one correct answer to that question. We know we are forgiven because God said we would be. Here is where...

To the Romans Paul Wrote

We groan within ourselves Have the firstfruits of the Spirit. Earnest expectation waiting for the redemption of our body. These two scriptures are speaking of the same experience. The ultimate object in both cases is to change this mortal body into the immortal body and to change this earthly house into the house eternal in the heavens. Please notice that in one verse Paul was earnestly desiring to be clothed with his house from heaven, and in the other verse his earnest expectation was the...

Punishment Rewards in the Resurrection

Consider how confusing it would be if rewards and punishments are now being applied. What purpose would be served by a resurrection Why even have a resurrection Obviously each soul would already have a determined fate, and the farce of some make-believe final judgment would be totally meaningless. All the pious assurances heard at funerals about loved ones in heaven are simply repetitions of Satan's first lie to the human family. The portrayal of imaginary, immaterial souls flying away from the...

Life or Death Issue

Now, with this little background of the contenders, let us look closer at the biblical setting for the last decisive engagement in the great controversy. Please note that the beast of Revelation 13 symbolizes a gigantic antichrist power that attempts to displace God entirely. Here is the description of that power in the language of Revelation 13 17 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and...

Earnest Of The Spirit

Here is further positive proof that Paul was referring to the resurrection as the TIME to put on that eternal house. To both the Corinthians and the Romans, Paul emphasized that the Spirit was a pledge that they would be clothed with immortality. What did he mean Of what is the Holy Spirit in our hearts and earnest or pledge Is it a proof or assurance that we have immortal souls that will live on when the body is dead Is that what Paul meant No. The apostle makes it abundantly clear that the...

Do They Speak and Hear

Alexander Bogomoletz, a Russian scientist, once said that a man should live to be at least 150 years of age. He actually prepared a serum that was designed to retard the aging process of the connective tissues of the body. Unfortunately, the learned doctor died at the age of 64, just 86 years short of the goal he had set for himself and for all mankind. And we still do not understand the mysteries of life and death. No one has yet discovered the fountain of youth, and neither has anyone been...

Seal and Mark in Competition

Let us see what the relation is between the seal of God and the mark of the beast. The two things are in competition with each other. In Revelation 14 9,10, the third angel's message portrays those who have the mark And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation...

Only the Obedient Spirit Filled

This brings us to another tremendous truth concerning obedience Only those can be filled with the Spirit who are obedient. This means that the spiritual gifts cannot be demonstrated in the life of one who is breaking God's law. Jesus said, If ye love me keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever (John 14 15,16). The sequence is distinctly set forth in this text. Love leads to obedience, and obedience leads to...

Dramatic Change In Scholarship

The contrast between the Received Text and the Critical Text is overwhelming, yet the Critical Text has held an honored position in the scholarly world in recent years. The preface to the Revised Standard Version will tell you that since we now possess many more ancient manuscripts (i.e., primarily Vaticanus and Sinaiticus), we are far better equipped to seek to recover the original wording of the Greek text. It will also tell you that the Greek text of the King fames Version was marred by...

And Sabbaths

The Ceremonial Law is Against Us 6 3. The Moral Law Existed in Eden 11 4. What Law was Blotted Out 15 5. The Ten Commandments in Heaven 20 6. Proof That the Sabbath Remains 26 How many commandments are contained in the Ten Commandments Does that sound like a foolish question Then consider the fact that thousands of religious people would give an answer like 94 or 110. You see, there is a strange belief on the part of many that the great God-written law of the Ten Commandments...

Really Sacred

Closed Minds and Majority Rule 4 3. Resurrection on Sunday 7 4. Locating the True Sabbath 10 5. For Fear of the Jews 13 6. No Sunday-keeping in Corinth 16 7. Paul's Longest Sermon 19 8. Why Eutychus Dropped Out of Church 23 9. The Day They Kept 26 One of David's most beautiful prayers is recorded in Psalm 43 3. O send out thy light and thy truth let them lead me let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. This same earnest petition to understand God's Word...

M L Rossvally

Two or three times in my life God in His mercy touched my heart, and twice before my conversion I was under deep conviction. During the American war I was surgeon in the United States army, and after the battle of Gettysburg, there were many hundreds of wounded soldiers in the hospital, twenty-eight of whom had been wounded so severely that they required my services at once some whose legs had to be amputated, some their arms, and others both an arm and leg. One of the latter was a boy who had...

Atonement Ministered Behind the Veil

The work of Christ in the sanctuary now begins to come into focus. The cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary is the blotting out of sin through the atoning merits of the blood which Jesus ministers in behalf of those who believe. You might ask, How could this be Wasn't the atonement finished on the cross when Jesus died There is no question that Jesus completed the sacrifice which provided for a final atonement for every soul who would apply for cleansing and pardon. However, just as the slaying...

Doug Batchelor

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3 16, 17 An Amazing Fact Commander William R. Anderson and his crew of 116 were the first to reach 90 degrees north under the ice. The trip, dubbed Operation Sunshine, was made possible by a new technological marvel, the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered...

The Armor of

God's Armor-Not Man's 7 Belt of Breastplate of Righteousness 12 Shield of Helmet of Gospel Sword of God's Word 22 All Stand Your Final (iP inally, my brethren, be strong in I the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the...

What Caused Defilement

In order to understand how the earthly and the heavenly sanctuaries became defiled, we must go back to the significant events that led up to the Day of Atonement. After Moses returned from the mountain where he had been shown the pattern of the holy places in heaven, he called together all the skilled artisans of Israel to build the wilderness tabernacle according to the divine blueprint. It consisted of two apartments separated by a heavy veil, approximating fifteen by forty-five feet in size....

Hearing and Not Doing

Is really not very hard to convince people of what is right, but it is very difficult to convince them to obey. Doesn't that tell us something important Satan knows that faith without works is dead, and he also knows that continued transgression grieves away the Holy Spirit. His most concentrated attack is upon the will, and obviously, he is having great success in causing people to postpone obedience. The longer they wait, the greater their chance of waiting longer, and the greater their...

Insulting the Holy Spirit

I read in the Bible three things that people are doing to the Holy Spirit. First of all, in Ephesians 4 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Notice that people can grieve the Holy Spirit, and the Bible says it will be done in these last days. What else will they do to God's personal representative In Hebrews 10 29 we are told that men will despise the Holy Spirit. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who...

Gifts Of The Holy Spirit Joe Crews

Recently I read the amazing account of a man who submitted to a scientific hypnosis experiment. While under the influence of a light hypnotic trance the subject was ordered to pick up a glass from the table. Although he was a strong, athletic type, the man could not budge the glass from its position. His most strenuous exertions could not lift the glass that was light enough for any child to remove. Why could he not do it Because the scientists, after placing him in the trance, had told him...

An Amazing Fact

The reason there are 12 inches in the standard foot measurement is because the foot used to be based on the length of the English king's physical foot, and that measurement constantly changed through various kings. This is also why a 12-inch measuring stick was called a ruler. The number 12 in the Bible almost always represents leadership of the church. There were 12 patriarchs from Shem to Jacob. In addition, 12 spies led the way to the Promised Land, and there are 12 judges from joshua to...

Law

Condemned to Die 5 3. The Law Still Binding 8 4. God's Law A Mirror 10 5. The New Law of God 13 6. Not Under the Law 15 7. Obedience The Test of Love 20 8. Is It Possible to Obey the Law 23 9. Judged by the Law 26 10. Ransomed for What 28 Chapter One The Authority of God's Law The devil, through sin, has just about wrecked this world of ours. We live in an age of rebellion against all restraint and law. Our nation stands aghast at the big-city gang defiance of...

The Sanctuary Cleansed in 1844

We note that a remaining span of 1,810 years brings us to the end of the 2,300-year prophecy. The terminal year is a.d. 1844. According to Daniel's prophecy, that is the date for the sanctuary to be cleansed. The prophet had eagerly expected the yearly Day of Atonement services to be restored in the Jerusalem temple, but now he could see that Gabriel had properly placed it far into the future. It was obvious that the prophecy extended hundreds of years beyond the coming of the Messiah. But now...

An Attempted Change

To answer this question we are pointed back again to Daniel 7 25, where the papacy is described as a power who would think to change times and laws. We have learned already how the second commandment was removed and the tenth commandment divided in the catechisms of the papacy. But what about the times mentioned in the text Where only is time mentioned in the law It is in the fourth commandment. Did the papacy think to change the Sabbath, the only time designated by the law Yes, it did, and it...

The Sign of Gods Authority

We want to search in God's law to see which part actually does constitute the seal. But first, let's find out what constitutes God's power and authority. The President exercises authority by virtue of his office as President. God claims power based on His office as Creator of the universe. Notice the words found in leremiah 10 10-12 But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even...

Pauls Earnest Expectation

A related text that Paul penned to the Philippians has been twisted and misinterpreted much like 2 Corinthians 5. Here again Paul speaks of his earnest expectation. Philippians 1 20-24 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my...

Counterfeits In Pagan Dress

Let us consider for a moment how pagan doctrines were able to find a place in this counterfeit religious system that Satan introduced. Because a mark of the dragon power is to counterfeit and substitute, we will be able to see in this religio-political system t he operation of Satan at his infernal best. Just as was the case with Cain, substitutes were fashioned to meet the commandments of God. Many relics of sun worship actually came to be accorded Christian status. A whole set of counterfeit...