End Times Prophecy Report
December 3, 2013
JAPAN: Biden urges Japan, China to lower tensions over air defense zone – That should help…
FRANCE: French soldier accused of cannibalism claimed to be suffering PTSD from Afghanistan – Sure, that would make anyone develop a taste for human flesh, right?
ISRAEL: Jewish activity on Temple Mount raising alarm in Muslim world – Beware of end times deceptions…
SYRIA: The US airman shot down by Syria – 30 years ago…
SYRIA: Massive evidence links Syrian regime to war crimes, UN official says – The best defense anyone could ever have is being accused of wrong-doing by the UN…
56 percent expect Health Care system to get worse under ObamaCare – They’re learning…
Americans are LESS safe than two years ago: Intelligence agency claims terror threat is RISING – Sounds like a set-up…
Interfaith Leaders Celebrate Achievements but See Difficult Year Ahead – Tough to see how “interfaith” could have a “difficult year ahead.” This is the season of interfaith: of watering down doctrines for the sake of holding hands and swaying back and forth, celebrating oneness. Interfaith, brotherhood and unity are on the way up in the world. Old paths, the Bible and Jesus Christ are sliding down at an ever-increasing pace.
The Bible promises the “saints of the most High” shall be worn out and delivered into the hand of the enemy for a season. But God has all under His control and believers are to remember the promise of Jesus that “the gates of hell shall not prevail” against His church.
Perry and Fred Stone recall a visit by the ghost of Al Collins (w/VIDEO & transcript) – By happenstance, this writer had an email discussion about Perry Stone just this last week. The verdict from my end: Didn’t know much about Perry Stone. Came across this today in the course of looking for something else.
NOW I do know something about the popular TV and book guy. Perry Stone embraces Necromancy which the Bible forbids. He prefaces the episode on his TV program (video at link) by announcing this is one of a series where they have been talking of the “supernatural things of God.” The segment also displays a graphic which reads “Supernatural Encounters in the Last Days.”
Now I know something else about Stone: he is deceived.
Israeli scientists discover substance that may fend off aging, Altzheimers – People keep falling for that same old lie:
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:”
Why US baby-boomers are retiring in South America – It great!–until the chaos hits. Then, suddenly, you’re the one outsider with a lot of money and material possessions amidst millions of have-nots. Why not go down and paint a big target on your back?
Pope send Swiss guards into Rome to help poor and homeless – Did he send them with some of Vatican’s untold billions?
Pope Francis: I was a club bouncer before joining the Catholic church – Hey, this is Vladamir Putin’s schtick!
Sex and the Single Priest – Will the pope let priests marry? Will the RCC finally do away with this “doctrine of demons?” If they do, it will be another proof of the time in which we live.
Energy drinks ‘change the way the heart beats’ – Our culture is obsessed with “energy.”
Forget salt and pepper, this shaker contains CAFFEINE to perk you up – but is it safe? – Does it matter? People would probably buy bottled typhoid if it had “ENERGY” on the label…
RISE OF THE DRONES CREEPY IDEAS FROM AMAZON:Amazon testing drones for deliveries – The mainstreaming of drones into normal, everyday American life continues…
Spin around a mountain in super speed like Superman – Well worth the click…
THE RAPTURE, ENHANCED TEACHINGS and WHERE IT’S ALL HEADED – There is much that is extra-biblical being taught for doctrine in the churches today. Man’s enhancement of what is in the Bible is rampant. God’s word is no longer good enough, American Christians have an obsession with adding to God’s word and teaching it for doctrine.
Perhaps no where is this more apparent than the many and sundry teachings about the rapture. What the Bible has to say about this event and what is taught are two different things. Several of these theories have become overwhelmingly popular in America over the last 50 years or so, helped along by the Christian mass media.
While much could be said about all of the theories–where they originated, their purpose, why today’s popular teachings were not previously taught in the church–it is not the intention of this piece to address any of those particulars. The nagging question of today is: where are these enhanced teachings leading those in the church; what is the endgame?
The many discussions about the rapture–many relating to the Bible in only the most tangential of ways–which have occurred over the last 20 years are giving way to another new, disturbing teaching: that of the rapture as a myth, a deception, a tool of the enemy. That is absolutely not true. Although not a lot is said in the Bible, it is crystal clear that a rapture will take place at some point.
Much of the noise for this “no rapture” position is coming from the New Apostolic Reformation/Dominionist camp. The suggestions that ‘the rapture is a myth’ began as long ago as the late 1980s. For a while, it was drowned out by the Left Behind craze. . But now, it is getting louder and more articles on the subject are beginning to find their way into the Christian’s hands.
A few quotes might be in order.
“… the doctrine of the Rapture was a great and effective ruse of the enemy to implant in the Church a retreat mentality … already this yoke has been cast off by the majority in the advancing church, and will soon be cast off by all.”
—Rick Joyner, The Harvest, 1989
Joyner is not alone in this thinking.
“Christ cannot and will not come back until we have demonstrated the Gospel of the Kingdom to the nations of the earth. That task demands a mature church, which will have become an alternative to the kingdoms of the world. That is what the church is all about and Jesus Christ’s return is up to us.”
—Earl Paulk, The Great Escape Theory
There are literally hundreds more quotes–many by the modern “apostles” and “prophets” who are forging earthly alliances for earthly power.
My, how quickly things can change.
This is basically the position of the fastest-growing segment of Christianity. Check the comments at various sites and the commenters are not only talking “the rapture is a myth”–they are saying “the rapture is an Illuminati lie!” A variety of others are piling on.
United Church of God: The Rapture: A popular but false doctrine
Demonbusters: There will be no rapture
Patheos: Why there will be no rapture
Biblical Prophets: Is the Rapture biblical doctrine? No and here’s why
And many others. Plug in “no rapture” and almost 41 million results come back in Google. Try “no rapture in the Bible” and 7.6 million results show.
Now, to the believer, it makes little difference what others are saying. Believers stand on God’s word: the Bible. But what about popular teachings that have infiltrated the churches and have little basis in the Bible? Believers will have trouble standing on those teachings which depend on the imagination of man; on man’s enhancement, not what is clearly stated in the Bible. These doctrinal houses were built on sand and are easily enough demolished by any clear reading of scripture.
And that is what is happening. Many of the rapture teachings had more basis in popular Christian books and films than they did in the Bible. They are being bulldozed to make room for new teachings: teachings where the rapture is an inconvenient truth.
This latest turn in the rapture discussion illustrates the problem with holding up extra-biblical teachings as doctrine. So much in these teachings has been “enhanced,” added to by man’s imagination and speculation. They are passed down to a few generations who knew not the “old paths” and what was once “of man” is now gospel.
But then a still younger generation comes along; one which has not been indoctrinated with these enhancements–which are easy enough to overturn using the Bible itself. Since these teachings were vigorously defended instead of closely examined by searching the scriptures; since they relied a great deal on their popularity instead of their biblical support: their adherents will have little recourse when these teachings are no longer popular.
Unfortunately many American Christians exchanged reading their Bibles themselves for what popular teachers told them was in the Bible. Others supplemented their Bibles with extra, man-pleasing additions. Most of this group will basically be defenseless when popular teachers begin telling them a new thing.
When the cry becomes “The Church Establishes the Kingdom Now!“–and that is where the focus has turned–those enhanced rapture teachings are no longer needed. They served their ear-tickling purpose. Various rapture teachings offered their proponents an easy out, an escape, an alternative to trusting their God. These new teachings trump that by offering their listeners power: power to do signs and wonders, power over their earthly opponents, power over demonic opponents; power for the church to conquer the planet.
With power, this new church will be calling the shots. Why escape?
And the Bible does confirm that an end times religion will not only conquer the earth, but will think it serves God by killing those in the body of Christ. It’s all starting to fall into place.
“God is not a man that He should lie.”
Many of the same people who are proclaiming “no rapture” are the same ones who proclaim “a new thing.”
It should be no surprise when this latest “new thing” (no rapture) turns out to be as unbiblical as the “new thing” it replaced.
Newtown to release Sandy Hook school shooting 911 calls on Wednesday – It been a year now. One would imagine that’s plenty of time to get the 911 calls straight. Still, it’s suspected that there will be a few ‘oops!” moments scattered among these audio releases. There always is.
How Big Business Targets Children brainwashing and modern death cult of shopping – A few thoughts on 2013 America and American culture by a Brit.
The Reason 200 Million Girls have ‘vanished’ – The USA is not the only source of evil in the world.
Broken promise of Obamacare to haunt Dems congressional campaigns – Promises, promises…
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 2, 2013
- End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 29, 2013 (endtimesprophecyreport.wordpress.com)
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- 10 Reasons you can know the Bible is the Truth
- End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 30-December 1, 2013 (endtimesprophecyreport.wordpress.com)
- The popular teaching of Ezekiel 38 asserts that “Gog” is a Russian President, and that “Magog” is the land of Russia. However, the Bible itself teaches nothing of the kind.
- Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report
by Jeremiah J. Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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