Loopholes

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“I’m looking for loopholes.”
W.C. Fields (said reportedly when caught reading a Bible)

It seems that everybody is looking for a LOOPHOLE.

A loophole is an ambiguity or inadequacy in a system, such as a law or security, which can be used to circumvent or otherwise avoid the purpose, implied or explicitly stated, of the system.

IN FACT, some conduct a nearly-obsessive search for such devices.

There was once a man who enjoyed playing chess; rather, he enjoyed playing TOURNAMENT chess (which is the organized conduct of games).  After this man had purchased SEVERAL copies of the OFFICIAL RULES OF CHESS, it was remarked that he must surely love the game to make those buys.

His reply?

“Not really.  I’m looking for loopholes–and I’ll find ’em.  I’m going to win a game one day because of a loophole!”

After one of his buddies convinced him that, while other systems may have these escape clauses, tournament chess did NOT, the man ceased his search for loopholes and quit buying rule books.

(Or maybe, the man CONVINCED HIMSELF, having read and digested the very strict, very well-thought-out rules of the game.)

All of this talk about LOOPHOLES is only an introduction to the topic of LOOPHOLES IN THE END TIMES.

In short, there are NONE.

While the systems designed by man are flawed and MAY contain LOOPHOLES, the systems designed by a perfect God do NOT.

This includes the end times, a time period long ago devised by God to weigh the earth and its inhabitants and to JUDGE them, based on the commandments of God, as recorded in God’s Word.

Perhaps there are a few readers who believe that, when the day is done, they will be saved from the chaos; from the hurly-burly; from the JUDGMENT of the end times by their good fortune, their good looks or by some other escape clause LOOPHOLE.

They will not.

Although man has a much elevated opinion of himself and his abilities, over the centuries it has been proved by Satan himself: man cannot outsmart God.

[The account of how King Balak of Moab TRIED to outwit God is told in chapters 22, 23 and 24 of Numbers.]

What then is a remedy for those who want to survive the chaos and JUDGMENT of the end times?

The following will advance the reader further than a continuous, fruitless search for LOOPHOLES.

Particularly, when NONE exist.

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
–Proverbs 3:5-10

Man may occasionally (or usually) outwit OTHER MEN.

Man CANNOT outwit God.

[This message is especially for those readers who pride themselves  as being able to “live by their wits.”]

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 17-19, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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