God and Evil

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“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”
–Isaiah 45:7

Perhaps no Bible verse stirs up controversy like Isaiah 45:7.

Particularly among those who pretend to honor God’s Word.

“Oh, God could NEVER create evil!  There’s NOTHING evil about God!”

“Evil comes from the devil!  Everybody knows that!”

“God created evil?  That’s just crazy talk!”

And there is NO end to the number of smiling pulpit wolves who attempt to make Isaiah 45:7 say something it CLEARLY does NOT say.

One question which makes all but the most hard-bitten pretenders pause:

“IF the “One-who-created-ALL-things” did not create evil, then who did?

God created evil: He does not ACT in an evil manner, BUT he created evil.

God created EVERYTHING.

Including evil.

Those who disagree the most vehemently are usually those who do not believe the Word of God.

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him”
–Colossians 1:16

“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
–John 1:3

“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
–Revelation 4:11

Once more (for those slow on the uptake), God created evil: He does not ACT in an evil manner, BUT he created evil.

And God’s Word verifies this.

DOES the reader believe God created evil?

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: October 4, 2021.]

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Staring Down Into the Memory Hole

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Elsewhere on this same page is another piece ABOUT THE MEMORY HOLE written four years ago (Down the Memory Hole).

In addition, OTHER ETPR pieces have warned of the Memory Hole.

The Memory Hole–described by writer, George Orwell, in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four–is an end times DECEPTION.

One of the end times’ great deceptions is the memory hole.

What is the memory hole?

A memory hole is any mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a website or other archive, particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something never happened.

The memory hole is NOT ONLY the disappearance of information.

The memory hole is creation of NEW information and it being substituted for information which is then destroyed.
Recognizing the Memory Hole

[NOTE: It is an important component of the memory hole that new information be substituted for the old.  In this way, the unsuspecting reader–who has no inkling of what really took place–just reads the altered information and ASSUMES it is what has always been.]

NOW, the Memory Hole is something that is occasionally stumbled upon, but more frequently, it happens IN THE ABSTRACT; i.e.,  it is discussed rather than experienced.

BUT, in this past week, the Memory Hole was not only experienced one time, but TWO.

The first time, a family member was looking for a bit of information from 15-16 years ago and could not find it. She mentioned this in passing.

EVENTUALLY, this data was found–because a copy of that information had earlier been stored on electronic media.

The second occurrence hit closer to home.  A tidbit of information from 16 years ago was noticed, and since this was a FAVORITE from that time period, a reaquaintance with that information was established.

Imagine the shock and surprise of opening that CLEARLY-LABELED INFORMATION and it being COMPLETELY and UTTERLY different! The outcome of this surprise and shock was a good one: that once-favorite bit of info had also been stored on electronic media.  It was found, opened and compared to the bit of information which EVEN NOW circulates on the Internet, masquerading as the original (with most who stumble across it being none the wiser).

The two bits were not only completely different: the newer of the two was referred to (in secondary references) as the original.  ANYONE without an acquaintance with the ORIGINAL  would be clueless.

And the odd thing about this information: it could not be determined WHAT IT WAS which prompted those who imagine themselves in control of the planet to make the switch.

Oh well…

This is a true account of someone staring into the Memory Hole–not once, but twice–and surviving.

HAS the reader ever had an experience with information which has been changed?

DID the reader chalk up the changes to a faulty memory?

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: October 6 2021.]

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

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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God and Jezebel

The remains of Jezebel

he name, Jezebel, is one that has come down to man through the ages.

The accounts of Jezebel, her husband, King Ahab of Israel and her chief opponent, the prophet Elijah can be found in the last half of 1st KINGS.

What follows is the highly condensed version of that pagan queen’s life.

Jezebel, as the queen of Israel (who knew how to lead her husband around) was the daughter of a neighboring pagan, idol-worshiping king and had many adventures–particularly as they pertained to her interactions with God and His prophet, Elijah.

Because of Jezebel’s MANY wicked actions, God had NO great love for her.

In return, Jezebel had NO love for the God of Israel and continuously harassed all who followed Him.

She also had NO love for God’s prophet, Elijah.

After Elijah had Jezebel’s four hundred-fifty prophets of Baal killed, Jezebel sent a tersely-worded message to Elijah, almost as soon as she received the news.

“And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.”
–1KINGS 19:1-2

NOW, Jezebel must have been known as someone who carried out her threats because after Elijah got her message, he made a run for his life.

(The reader may follow all of Jezebel’s and Elijah’s exploits in 1st King beginning in Chapter 16 until Chapter 22; however, the death of Jezebel is recorded in 2nd Kings 9th Chapter.)

However, God showed that he was no slouch at making scary predictions–and the LORD’s prophecies ALWAYS come to pass.

“And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.”
–1KINGS 21:23-24

Ultimately, Jezebel fell to her husband’s opponents–who were MOSTLY men who followed God..

But MOSTLY, Jezebel fell to God Almighty–and her end was memorable for a number of reasons.

Jezebel might have been queen at one time, but after all was said and done, she was not much more than dog food.

“And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master? And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot. And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king’s daughter. And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel: And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.”
–2KINGS 9:30-37

[NOTE: God’s Word is ABSOLUTELY silent about one of the apostate churches’ FAVORITE villains: the ‘Jezebel spirit.’]

HAD the reader ever heard of known of Jezebel before reading this piece?

WHAT are the readers thoughts about Jezebel?

HAVE they change?

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: October 5, 2021.]

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

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-21. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

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