Welcome to nobinger.com which is about my Worldview, my Reality, my Truth.
My name is Don Nobinger. I'm also known as Donnie by family and old friends.
I live in Cullman, Alabama with my wonderful wife Ally and our dog Bear Bear.
I have a son and 3 grandchildren and I am very proud of each one of them.
I am 66 years old and retired but I stay busy doing what I do...
- Learning about things that I find interesting and that matter to me
- Studying the Bible
- Working on this Website
- Watching Football (ROLL TIDE!)
After graduating from Fairview High School in 1974, I worked in Construction for a few months before joining the Army in March, 1975.
While in the Army, I had Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina; AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and then I was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and after that in Kitzingen, Germany.
After the Army, I attended Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. I graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a Major in Health & Physical Education and Minors in Biology and Sociology.
Later I obtained 2 Masters Degrees in Physical Education and School Counseling. I was a teacher and a coach for 11 1/2 years and then a Guidance Counselor for 5 years. I resigned at Christmas break in 1998 so that I could Work-At-Home for Myself in my Lead Generation business.
After I left my Education career I really got educated about "What was Really Going On in the World".
I spent many hours in my business working on the computer and while I worked I listened to various talk shows on various online networks such as GCN (Genesis Communications Network), RBN (Republic Broadcasting Network), Rense Radio and Others.
Years before I used to pray often for knowledge and wisdom and I believe GOD has answered those prayers. So be careful what you pray for because your prayer may get answered and it may not be the answer you were expecting.
Now, it's time for me to pass my knowledge on to others.
You may think that I am a Delusional Old Kook but it really doesn't matter what you think...
What matters is what GOD thinks!
I don't have the Gift of Gab so I will use my website instead of YouTube or another video channel to spread my message.
I will mainly be pointing to other sources that I consider to be Reliable.
Learning is a life-long process and as you process the information you have to decide what is TRUE as you develop your own views.
You aren't going to agree with anyone on everything but you can learn something from everyone even if it's what NOT to Do or Believe.
If you are convinced that I am wrong about something or have information that you think I should know about then send me an email.
I'm not perfect... just way ahead of the man in second place. LOL
I have my faults but being wrong is not one of them. LOL Again!
There's one thing that I know for sure...
Humans are STUPID!
Yes, that includes me and I amaze myself at some of the stupid things I do.
A major problem that most people have is that think too highly of themselves.
I know that I'm just a Sinner Saved by Grace passing through this wicked world.
I'm looking forward to leaving here and going to my Eternal Home in Heaven!
Hopefully, I will be able to make a little difference in this BIG WORLD before I go!
Life passes fast and will be over before you know it so the most important thing you need to learn is how you can live for eternity.
There's only 1 Way to Live Eternally in Heaven and that's through Jesus Christ.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
You may not believe that now but what if it is the ONLY WAY to obtain Eternal Life...
Don't you think it would be wise for you to take as much time as necessary to find out?
If not, then take a look in the mirror and See WHO is STUPID!
Thank you for taking your time to read this...
I wish you Success on Your TRUTH JOURNEY!
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- Written by: Don Nobinger
- Category: Miscellaneous
Have you ever been called or labelled as "anti-Semitic"?
What is the definition of "anti-Semitic"?
* anti-Semitic (adjective): relating to or characterized by anti-Semitism: feeling or showing hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a cultural, racial, or ethnic group
* anti-Semitism (noun): hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group
The term "anti-Semitic" and "anti-Semitism" has been HIGHJACKED!
Here's why I say that...
Look at the definition for SEMITE...
* SEMITE: a member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs
Look back at the definitions for anti-Semitic and anti-Semitism...
You only see the Jews mentioned and not any other groups like the Arabs for example.
Therefore it must be just another Jewish LIE or as the Jewish woman (Shulamit Aloni) says in the video below - "a Jewish TRICK".
Someone called me ANTISEMITIC one time and I said "That's a LIE! I like Palestinians!"
If you are a Christian is it a bad thing to be labelled as "anti-Semitic" according to the definition above?
Many Jews are ATHEISTS but those who BELIEVE the Talmud HATE CHRIST and CHRISTIANS!
"Gentile" in the Talmud, usually refers to either Christians or white people.
Here's a sample of what is written in the Talmud about the treatment of gentiles...
SATANIC VERSES OF THE TALMUD’S "JEWISH SUPREMACY"
"If a ‘goy’ (Gentile) hits a Jew he must be killed." (Sanhedrin 58b)
"If a Jew finds an object lost by a ‘goy’ it does not have to be returned." (Baba Mezia 24a)
"If a Jew murders a ‘goy’ there will be no death penalty." (Sanhedrin 57a)
"What a Jew steals from a ‘goy’ he may keep." (Sanhedrin 57a)
"Jews may use subterfuges to circumvent a ‘goy.’" (Baba Kamma 113a)
"All children of the ‘goyim’ (Gentiles) are animals." (Yebamoth 98a)
SATANIC VERSES OF THE TALMUD’S HATRED TOWARDS THE GENTILES
"The ‘goyim’ are not humans. They are beasts." (Baba Mezia 114b)
"If you eat with a ‘goy’ it is the same as eating with a dog." (Tosapoth, Jebamoth 94b)
"Even the best of the ‘goyim’ should all be killed." (Soferim 15)
"Sexual intercourse between the ‘goyim’ is like intercourse between animals." (Sanhedrin 74b)
SATANIC VERSES OF THE TALMUD’S BLASPHEMIES AGAINST JESUS CHRIST, THE VIRGIN MARY,& ALL CHRISTIANS
"‘Yashu’ (derogatory for ‘Jesus’) is in Hell being boiled in hot excrement." (Gittin 57a)
[’Yashu’ is an acronym for the Jewish curse, ‘May his (Jesus) name be wiped out forevermore.’]
"Yashu (Jesus) was sexually immoral and worshipped a brick." (Sanhedrin 107b)
"Yashu (Jesus) was cut off from the Jewish people for his wickedness and refused to repent." (Sotah 47a)
"Miriam the hairdresser had sex with many men." (Shabbath 104b, Hebrew Edition only)
"She who was the descendant of princes and governors (the virgin Mary) played the harlot with carpenters." (Sanhedrin 106a)
"Christians who reject the Talmud will go to hell and be punished there for all generations." (Rosh Hashanah 17a)
I got the information above from Nathaniel Kapner's website. He is a FORMER JEW who converted to Christianity...
Read the entire article here: SATANIC VERSES OF THE JEWISH TALMUD
I don't know what version of the Talmud the verses above were translated from so they may not be an exact match for the version of the Talmud that can be downloaded here: THE COMPLETE BABYLONIAN TALMUD
The following quotes were copied from page 43 of Judaism's Strange Gods by Michael A. Hoffman II and can be downloaded here:
HITTING A JEW IS THE SAME AS HITTING GOD
Sanhedrin 58b. If a gentile hits a Jew, the gentile must be killed.
O.K. TO CHEAT NON-JEWS
Sanhedrin 57a. A Jew need not pay a gentile the wages owed him for work.
JEWS HAVE SUPERIOR LEGAL STATUS
Baba Kamma 37b. "If an ox of an Israelite gores an ox of a Canaanite there is no liability; but if an ox of a Canaanite gores an ox of an Israelite...the payment is to be in full."
JEWS MAY STEAL FROM NON-JEWS
Baba Mezia 24a. If a Jew finds an object lost by a gentile it does not have to be returned. (Affirmed also in Baba Kamma 113b).
Sanhedrin 76a. God will not spare a Jew who "marries his daughter to an old man or takes a wife for his infant son or returns a lost article to a gentile..."
JEWS MAY ROB AND KILL NON-JEWS
Sanhedrin 57a. When a Jew murders a gentile there will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a gentile he may keep.
Belief in the Talmud has led to hateful attitudes toward the gentiles and evil acts against them by the Jews.
Read the following quotes by Jews for proof of that statement...
"Thanks to the terrible power of our International Banks, we have forced the Christians into wars without number. Wars have a special value for Jews, since Christians massacre each other and make more room for us Jews. Wars are the Jews' Harvest: The Jew banks grow fat on Christian wars. Over 100-million Christians have been swept off the face of the earth by wars, and the end is not yet." -- Rabbi Reichorn, speaking at the funeral of Grand Rabbi Simeon Ben-Iudah, 1869
"You have not begun to appreciate the real depth of our guilt. We are intruders. We are subverters. We have taken your natural world, your ideals, your destiny, and played havoc with them. We have been at the bottom not merely of the latest great war [WWI] but of nearly all your wars and revolutions in your history. We have brought discord and confusion and frustration into your personal life. We are still doing it. No one can tell how long we shall go on doing it. Who knows what great and glorious destiny might have been yours if we had left you alone." by the authorized Jewish biographer for the Rothschild dynasty wrote this in an article in The Century Magazine, January 1928, volume 115, no. 3 pp 346-350
"You Christians make much noise and fury about the undue Jewish influence in your theaters and movie palaces. Very good; granted your complaint is well-founded. But what is that compared to our staggering influence in your churches, your schools, your laws and your governments, and the very thoughts you think every day? ... We conquered you as no empire of yours ever subjugated Africa or Asia. And we did it all without armies, without bullets, without blood or turmoil, without force of any kind. We did it solely by the irresistible might of our spirit, with ideas, with propaganda." by a Jew, Marcus Eli Ravage in The Century Magazine, Jan. 1928 Vol. 115, No.3, p.347.
"Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves." - Israeli prime Minister Menachem Begin in a speech to the Knesset [Israeli Parliament] quoted by Amnon Kapeliouk,"Begin and the Beasts," New Statesman, June 25, 1982
"The Jewish people as a whole will be its own Messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy, and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this new world order the Jews will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for Jewish rulers to abolish private property, and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the purpose of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which it is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands." Baruch Levy (excerpt from a letter to Karl Marx), La Revue de Paris, June 1, 1928, p.574.
"We Jews, we are the destroyers and will remain the destroyers. Nothing you can do will meet our demands and needs. We will forever destroy because we want a world of our own." - You Gentiles, by Jewish Author Maurice Samuels, p. 155.
"As for the final result of the Messianic revolution it will always be the same...the nations will be converted to Judaism and will obey the law, or else they will be destroyed, and the Jews will be the masters of the world." - (G. Batault, Le probleme juif, p. 135; The Secret Powers Behind Revolution, by Vicomte Leon de Poncins, pp. 203-204)
"The meaning of the history of the last century is that today 300 Jewish financiers, all Masters of (Masonic) Lodges, rule the world." - Jean Izoulet, prominent member of Jewish Alliance Israelite Universelle, 1931
"At the head of all those secret societies, which form provisional governments, men of the Jewish race are to be found." - Benjamin Disraeli, Jewish, Prime Minister of England
"We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent." - Jewish Banker James Paul Warburg, February 17, 1950, as he testified before the U.S. Senate.
"...in this new organization of humanity, the sons of Israel now scattered over the whole surface of the globe... shall everywhere become the ruling element without opposition... The government of the nations forming the Universal or World-Republic shall all thus pass, without any effort, into Jewish hands thanks to the victory of the proletariat... Thus shall the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, that, when the Messianic epoch shall have arrived, the Jews will control the wealth of all the nations of the earth. - (Baruch Levy; Quoted in The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History (2008), E. Michael Jones; p.1034; 1168pp., Hb., inquire)
"We Jews have spoiled the blood of all the races of Europe. Taken as a whole, everything is Jewdified. Our ideas animate everything. Our spirit reigns over the world. We are the Lords." - Dr. Kurt Munzer, "The Way to Zion."
"Remember my children, that all the earth must belong to us Jews, and that the Gentiles being mere excrements of animals must possess nothing." - Mayer Amschel Rothschild
"We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force". We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under." - Israeli military historian, Martin van Creveld
"This New World Order is absolutely a jewish agenda. This New World Order agenda all comes from the jewish doctrines and scriptures (the Talmud, the Kaballah, the Zohar, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion). - entityart.co.uk
Much of what has been learned about the Jews SATANIC religion has come from Jewish Converts to Christianity.
Praise the LORD for that!
"Anti-Semitism is nothing but the antagonistic attitude produced in the non-Jew by the Jewish group. The Jewish group has thrived on oppression and on the antagonism it has forever met in the world." - Albert Einstein (a Jew), in Collier's Magazine, November 26, 1938
"The cruel canard ‘anti-Semitic’ does not apply for many reasons, not the least of which is the simple fact that the slanderous word itself is derived from language games for purposes of propaganda and in real world context has no validity." - Tom Valentine
This is what REAL ANTI-SEMITISM looks like...
The Israelis are the most RACIST, ANTI-SEMITIC people in the world!
THE MODERN ANTI-CHRIST STATE OF ISRAEL IS NOT THE TRUE ISRAEL!
They are IMPOSTERS!
90% of those who claim to be Jews don't have a drop of Semitic blood in them... Their ancestors were never in Judea!
"In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim and her team at Tel Aviv University released their study which found that the "Jews" were mainly Khazars, from Khazaria, a Caucasus country which is now called Kazakhstan, Georgia, and other names. The Khazarians converted from pagan religions to talmudic Judaism after the 8th century, but of course, racially they remain Khazars.
The Khazars were and are a genome that is mainly Turkish and Mongolian blood.
Thus today, when you see a "Jew," what you are actually encountering is a Khazar who practices Judaism. The Khazar has no Israelite blood. His ancestors are not the Israelites of the Bible. They did not worship the God, Jehovah, but instead literally were a phallic cult. They worshipped Satan by means of the male penis idol. The Khazars were never in the land of Israel. They are not the seed of Abraham. They have no promise from God. Now we know this as absolute scientific fact.
In late 2012, yet another Israeli-born scientist, Dr. Eran Elhaik, of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Science, Johns Hopkins Medical University, published his research in The Journal of Biology and Evolution. Considered by geneticists worldwide as the "definitive study" and peer-approved, this authoritative research confirmed Dr. Oppenheim’s earlier findings and went even further.
"There are no blood or family connections among the Jews," reported Dr. Elhaik. "The various groups of Jews in the world today do not share a common genetic origin. Their genome is largely Khazar."
"Whatever Israelite blood the Khazar Jews have," added Dr. Elhaik, "is miniscule."
The Khazars are not Jews, but they do practice Judaism. Like the Jews, their Babylonian Talmud and Kabbalah are satanic books which they insist are greater than the Torah and the Holy Bible. These heinous texts brand Jesus a magician, liar, and a bastard burning in hell today. These texts admonish Jews to "kill the best of the Christians" who, it is claimed, are idolaters."
The information above came from this article: DNA Unearths Stunning Secret: JEWS ARE KHAZARS
The Jewish Encyclopedia calls the Khazars - CHAZARS...
You can read more about them here: CHAZARS
* SHEM: : the eldest son of Noah held to be the progenitor of the Semitic peoples
A more accurate definition for anti-Semitic would be feeling or showing hostility toward or discrimination against the offspring of SHEM.
What's ironic is that 90% of the people who claim to be Jewish (Ashkenazi Jews) today may not have descended from Shem...
The Thirteenth Tribe is a 1976 book by Arthur Koestler, in which the author advances the thesis that Ashkenazi Jews are not descended from the historical Israelites of antiquity, but from Khazars, a Turkic people. Koestler hypothesized that the Khazars (who may have converted to Judaism in the 8th century) migrated westwards into Eastern Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries when the Khazar Empire was collapsing.
On page 28 Koestler writes: "Joseph (a King of Khazaria) then proceeds to provide a genealogy of his people. Though a fierce Jewish nationalist, proud of wielding the 'sceptre of Judah”, he cannot, and does not, claim for them Semitic descent; he traces their ancestry not to Shem, but to Noah's third son, Japheth; or more precisely to Japheth's grandson, Togarma, the ancestor of all Turkish tribes."
On page 77 Koestler writes: "For the sake of piquantry it should be mentioned that the Ashkenaz of the Bible refers to a people living somewhere in the vicinity of Mount Ararat and Armenia. The name occurs in Genesis 10:3 and I Chronciles 1:6, as one of the sons of Gomer, who was a son of Japheth. Ashkenaz is also a brother of Togarmah (and a nephew of Magog) whom the Khazars, according to King Joseph, claimed as their ancestor."
You can download the PDF version of the book here: THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE
What did Jesus say about those who LIE about being a Jew?
"I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." - Revelation 2:9
"Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee." - Revelation 3:9
While the 2 verses from Revelation are not referring to the Jews of today the description fits most of those who claim to be Jews today because they are IMPOSTERS!
John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
Who are the REAL Jews according to the Bible?
The apostle Paul told us to pay no attention whatsoever to "foolish genealogies" but only to the cross of Jesus. Paul cautioned:
Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh;
Romans 2:29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
Through the inspiration of God, Paul wrote an epistle telling us that all, Jew and Gentile, who have faith in Jesus are "Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the Promise" - Galatians 3:26-29.
The Jews who accuse others of being Anti-Semitic are actually guilty of Anti-Semitism since they persecute REAL SEMITES - the Palestinians!
Therefore, I am NOT Anti-Semitic... I am Anti-SATANIC!
- Written by: Don Nobinger
- Category: Synagogue of Satan
Chart provided by Ed Stevens - www.preterist.org
It's AMAZING what can be learned from GOD'S WORD by studying one word or phrase!
For example, a lot can be learned from the word AGE or AGES which is translated from the Greek word: AIO¯N
WORLD - STRONG'S CONCORDANCE G165 = AIO¯N
From the same as G104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future): - age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end).
NOTE: I did not copy the definitions from the STRONG'S CONCORDANCE on the website. I copied them from my e-Sword app on my laptop. Therefore, they may not match exactly. I put the links in for your benefit.
NOTE: All of the Scriptures in this document are copied from the New King James Version unless noted otherwise.
Galatians 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
Galatians 1:4 WHO GAVE HIMSELF FOR OUR SINS, THAT HE MIGHT DELIVER US FROM THIS PRESENT EVIL AGE, according to the will of our God and Father,
Galatians 1:5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
A MAJOR MISTAKE people make when reading scripture is that they insert themselves into the text and assume that it applies to them!
The first thing people should do is find out WHO wrote it and TO WHOM was it written because the scripture definitely applied to whom it was written.
Doing that will help you determine AUDIENCE RELEVANCE.
Audience Relevance is one of the rules of Hermeneutics (the science of biblical interpretation).
You can learn more about Audience Relevance HERE: Audience Relevance
Therefore, you should determine what the scripture meant to whom it was written first and then determine if it applies to you.
By reading the following 2 verses we can determine that the Apostle Paul and all the brethren with him wrote the epistle (letter) and it was written to the Churches of Galatia...
Galatians 1:1 PAUL, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),
Galatians 1:2 and all the brethren who are with me, TO THE CHURCHES OF GALATIA:
So when we read Galatians (a letter) we must keep in mind that we are reading someone elses mail...
It was NOT written to US (you & I)!
Therefore, when reading verse 4, the word "US" is NOT You & I but it is the WRITERS and the MEMBERS of the CHURCHES of GALATIA!
Hopefully, you understand Audience Relevance now so let's get back to our word study.
When reading verse 1:4 we learn that THEY were living in an EVIL AGE and Jesus Christ gave himself for THEIR sins, that he might deliver THEM from that EVIL AGE.
We can't determine from this verse alone whether or not Jesus Christ died for OUR sins and we can't determine if THEIR EVIL AGE is the same one that WE are living in either.
However, by reading the entire letter written to the Galatians we can determine WHAT AGE THEY WERE LIVING IN...
Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, BORN UNDER THE LAW,
Galatians 4:5 to REDEEM THOSE WHO WERE UNDER THE LAW, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
So according to verses 4:4-5, GOD'S SON (Jesus Christ) was BORN UNDER THE LAW to REDEEM THOSE WHO WERE UNDER THE LAW that WE (Not You & I but the WRITERS and the MEMBERS of the CHURCHES of GALATIA) might receive the adoption as sons.
Compare verses 4:4-5 to what we read in verse 1:4 and you should be able to determine that the EVIL AGE THEY WERE LIVING IN was the AGE OF THE LAW aka the MOSAIC AGE aka the OLD COVENANT AGE.
Many will say, "That can't be True! The Law was Nailed to the Cross!".
That's True, the Law was Nailed to the Cross...
Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
Colossians 2:14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, HAVING NAILED IT TO THE CROSS.
So the LAW was NAILED TO THE CROSS but had it DIED yet?
When talking about the Law the Apostle Paul said...
2 Corinthians 3:11 For if WHAT IS PASSING AWAY was glorious, what remains is much more glorious.
Read all of chapter 3 to get a better understanding.
So far the only scriptures I have used came from the Apostle Paul - so did Paul contradict himself?
Was Paul a False Teacher, a False Prophet?
Another important rule to know when interpreting the Bible is that the Bible (GOD'S WORD) can NOT contradict itself!
If you read something in the Bible that you think is a contradiction then either you have a BAD INTERPRETATION or a BAD TRANSLATION!
Another important rule to know when interpreting the Bible is to use the Bible to interpret itself...
Hebrews 8:13 In that He says, "A NEW COVENANT," He has made the first obsolete. NOW WHAT IS BECOMING OBSOLETE AND GROWING OLD IS READY TO VANISH AWAY.
So what we should have learned is that even though the LAW had been NAILED TO THE CROSS, it was NOT DEAD but it had received a Deadly Wound and was PASSING AWAY, BECOMING OBSOLETE, GROWING OLD and READY TO VANISH!
Ok, let's get back to our study of the word "AGE"...
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that YOU MAY BE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL.
Ephesians 6:12 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 heavenly places.
Notice the phrase THIS AGE which would be the same as PRESENT AGE in Galatians 1:4.
Therefore, THIS AGE also means the AGE of the LAW aka the MOSAIC AGE aka the OLD COVENANT AGE.
We have already learned from Galatians 1:4 that THEY were living in an EVIL AGE and now we see that the Ephesians who lived in the same age needed to put on "the whole armor of God" in order to "BE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL."
They wrestled against the "RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS AGE, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
2 Corinthians 4:3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
2 Corinthians 4:4 whose minds the GOD OF THIS AGE has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
Now, from these verses and what we have already learned it should be easy to figure out that the "GOD OF THIS AGE" was the DEVIL.
Remember, that "THIS AGE" was the AGE of the LAW aka the MOSAIC AGE aka the OLD COVENANT AGE!
Matthew 12:32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either IN THIS AGE OR IN THE AGE TO COME.
Wow! Now, there's a sin you don't want to commit... speaking against the Holy Spirit!
It will not be forgiven, either IN THIS AGE OR IN THE AGE TO COME!
We know what THIS AGE means but what about the AGE TO COME?
Is it the AGE of the MESSIAH aka the CHRISTIAN AGE aka the AGE of GRACE aka the NEW COVENANT AGE?
Mark 10:29 So Jesus answered and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel's,
Mark 10:30 who shall not receive a hundredfold NOW IN THIS TIME - houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions - AND IN THE AGE TO COME, ETERNAL LIFE.
In verse 10:30 "NOW IN THIS TIME" must mean "THIS AGE" because we learned from Galatians 4:4 that Jesus was BORN UNDER THE LAW.
In verse 10:30 we learn that ETERNAL LIFE was available in the AGE TO COME.
Ephesians 1:18 ...that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
Ephesians 1:19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power
Ephesians 1:20 which He worked in Christ when HE RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD AND SEATED HIM AT HIS RIGHT HAND IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES,
Ephesians 1:21 FAR ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER AND MIGHT AND DOMINION, and every name that is named, NOT ONLY IN THIS AGE BUT ALSO IN THAT WHICH IS TO COME.
Ephesians 1:22 And HE PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET, and GAVE HIM TO BE HEAD OVER ALL THINGS TO THE CHURCH,
Ephesians 1:23 WHICH IS HIS BODY, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
What can we learn from the verses above?
In verse 20 we learn that GOD the Father raised Christ from the Dead and seated him at his right hand in Heaven.
In verse 21 we learn that Christ was "FAR ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER AND MIGHT AND DOMINION, and every name that is named, NOT ONLY IN THIS AGE BUT ALSO IN THAT WHICH IS TO COME."
In verse 21, "THAT WHICH IS TO COME" means the AGE TO COME. Therefore, it was still in the future when Paul wrote Ephesians.
According to most Biblical scholars, Ephesians was written in the early 60's AD.
In verse 22 & 23 we learn that Christ was the "HEAD OVER ALL THINGS TO THE CHURCH, WHICH IS HIS BODY.
Therefore, the AGE TO COME had to be the AGE of the MESSIAH aka the CHRISTIAN AGE aka the AGE of GRACE aka the NEW COVENANT AGE.
So when did THIS AGE End and the AGE TO COME Begin?
END OF THE AGE
The phrase END OF THE AGE or END OF THIS AGE is used 5 times in the Book of Matthew...
It is used twice in the Explanation of the Parable of the Tares (WEEDS)...
Matthew 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, "EXPLAIN TO US THE PARABLE OF THE TARES OF THE FIELD."
Matthew 13:37 He answered and said to them: "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.
Matthew 13:38 The field is the WORLD, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.
The word "WORLD" in 13:38 is translated from the Greek word "KOSMOS" and that's where the English word "COSMOS" originates.
WORLD - STRONG'S CONCORDANCE G2889 = KOSMOS
Probably from the base of G2865; orderly arrangement, that is, decoration; by implication the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively [morally]): - adorning, world.
Matthew 13:39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, THE HARVEST IS THE END OF THE AGE, and the reapers are the angels.
Matthew 13:40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the END OF THIS AGE.
Matthew 13:41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,
Matthew 13:42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
Is the END OF THE AGE referring to the END OF THIS AGE or the END OF THE AGE TO COME?
Verse 13:40 REVEALS the answer...
...so it will be at the END OF THIS AGE!
END OF THE AGE is used once in the Parable of the Net...
Matthew 13:47 "Again, the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind,
Matthew 13:48 which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away.
Matthew 13:49 So it will be at the END OF THE AGE. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just,
Matthew 13:50 and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
So what can we learn about the END OF THE AGE from these 2 Parables?
1) The HARVEST is the END OF THE AGE.
2) The REAPERS are the ANGELS.
3) The WICKED are Cast into the Furnace of FIRE.
4) There will be Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth.
5) The RIGHTEOUS will SHINE like the SUN.
The phrase "KINGDOM OF HEAVEN" is used 33 times in the New Testament but ONLY in the Book of Matthew.
The phrase "KINGDOM OF GOD" is used INSTEAD in the Synoptic Gospels of Mark and Luke and also in the rest of the New Testament.
The phrase "END OF THE AGE" is also used in the Olivet Discourse...
Matthew 24:1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up TO SHOW HIM THE BUILDINGS OF THE TEMPLE.
Matthew 24:2 And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things? ASSUREDLY, I SAY TO YOU, NOT ONE STONE SHALL BE LEFT HERE UPON ANOTHER, THAT SHALL NOT BE THROWN DOWN."
Matthew 24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "TELL US, WHEN WILL THESE THINGS BE? AND WHAT WILL BE THE SIGN OF YOUR COMING, AND OF THE END OF THE AGE?"
NOTICE in verse 24:3 how the disciples associate the Destruction of the Temple with Christ's COMING and the END OF THE AGE!
What does the word "COMING" mean in 24:3?
COMING - STRONG'S CONCORDANCE G3952 = PAROUSIA
From the present participle of G3918; a being near, that is, advent (often, return; specifically of Christ to punish Jerusalem, or finally the wicked); (by implication) physical aspect: - coming, presence.
Some people say that the disciples were CONFUSED and should not have associated the Destruction of the Temple with Christ's COMING and the END OF THE AGE. Others say that the disciples were asking questions about different events:
1) When would the Temple be Destroyed?
2) What would be the Sign of Christ's Coming at the END OF THE WORLD?
So WHO is Confused? Is it the disciples or the people making these claims?
Let's see if we can figure out the answer.
Remember when I mentioned that if you thought you had found a CONTRADICTION in the Bible, it was either a BAD INTERPRETATION or a BAD TRANSLATION?
I believe that the King James Bible's translation of the Greek word "AIO¯N" into the English word "WORLD" has caused more CONFUSION about the Study of the End Times (ESCHATOLOGY) than anything else!
(KJV) Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the END OF THE WORLD?
Many False Doctrines about Eschatology exist because of the Beliefs about the END OF THE WORLD!
Scripture may be INERRANT but translations are NOT!
What does the Bible actually teach about the END OF THE WORLD?
GOD Promised Never Again To Destroy All Life on Earth...
Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; NOR WILL I AGAIN DESTROY EVERY LIVING THING AS I HAVE DONE.
Genesis 8:22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night SHALL NOT CEASE."
GOD has Established the Earth FOREVER!
Psalms 78:69 And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like THE EARTH WHICH HE HAS ESTABLISHED FOREVER.
Ecclesiastes 1:4 One generation passes away, and another generation comes; But THE EARTH ABIDES FOREVER.
(KJV) Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
(KJV) Ephesians 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, WORLD WITHOUT END. Amen.
Want to learn more?
We can learn more about the END OF THE AGE by researching the word "END".
END - STRONG'S CONCORDANCE G5056 = TELOS
From a primary word tello¯ (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically an impost or levy (as paid): - + continual, custom, end (-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare G5411.
In the verses below Jesus is speaking to his disciples about the PERSECUTION they were going to suffer...
Matthew 10:16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
Matthew 10:17 But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues.
Matthew 10:18 You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
Matthew 10:21 "Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
Matthew 10:22 And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. BUT HE WHO ENDURES TO THE END WILL BE SAVED.
Matthew 10:23 When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. FOR ASSUREDLY, I SAY TO YOU, YOU WILL NOT HAVE GONE THROUGH THE CITIES OF ISRAEL BEFORE THE SON OF MAN COMES.
Was Jesus referring to the END OF THE AGE in verse 10:22?
If so, was Jesus associating his COMING in verse 10:23 with the END OF THE AGE?
Is that why the disciples associated Jesus COMING in Matthew 24:3 with the END OF THE AGE?
Let's continue with the study of the word "END" and see if we can learn more...
Matthew 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but THE END IS NOT YET.
The END OF WHAT?
What END did the disciples ask about just 3 verses before in Matthew 24:3?
Answer: The END OF THE AGE
Notice that Jesus said the END IS NOT YET...
Therefore, "Wars and Rumors of Wars" were NOT signs of the END OF THE AGE!
Here's the parallel verse in the Gospel of Mark...
Mark 13:7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but THE END IS NOT YET.
Here's the parallel verse in the Gospel of Luke...
Luke 21:9 But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but THE END WILL NOT COME IMMEDIATELY.
Matthew 24:9 "Then they will deliver you up to TRIBULATION and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.
Matthew 24:10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
Matthew 24:11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
Matthew 24:12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
Matthew 24:13 But HE WHO ENDURES TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED.
Jesus is still answering the questions that the disciples asked in 24:3 so the END in 24:13 still means the END OF THE AGE.
Didn't we see a phrase like "HE WHO ENDURES TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED" earlier?
Yes we did! In Matthew 10 when Jesus was warning them about their PERSECUTION...
Matthew 10:22 And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. BUT HE WHO ENDURES TO THE END WILL BE SAVED.
The only difference in the 2 phrases are the words "will" and "shall" and both have the same meaning.
Here's the parallel verse to Matthew 10:22 in the Gospel of Mark...
Mark 13:13 And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. BUT HE WHO ENDURES TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED.
Therefore, there should be NO DOUBT that Jesus was talking about the END OF THE AGE in Matthew 10.
Furthermore, the word "TRIBULATION" in 24:9 was translated from the Greek word "THILIPSIS" which can also be translated as "PERSECUTION".
TRIBULATION - STRONG'S CONCORDANCE G2347 = THLIPSIS
From G2346; pressure (literally or figuratively): - afflicted, (-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.
In Matthew 24:10 we read about BETRAYAL & HATE. In Matthew 10:21-22 we also read about BETRAYAL & HATE.
Matthew 24:14 And THIS GOSPEL of the kingdom WILL BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD as a witness to all the nations, AND THEN THE END WILL COME.
The word "WORLD" is translated from the Greek word OIKOUMENE¯ and often refers to the World of the Roman Empire.
WORLD - STRONG'S CONCORDANCE G3625 = OIKOUMENE¯
Feminine participle present passive of G3611 (as noun, by implication of G1093); land, that is, the (terrene part of the) globe; specifically the Roman empire: - earth, world.
So we see that the Preaching of the Gospel into all the world (Roman Empire) was a sign of the END OF THE AGE.
What does the Bible say about this being accomplished?
Colossians 1:4 ...since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints;
Colossians 1:5 because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
Colossians 1:6 which has come to you, AS IT HAS ALSO IN ALL THE WORLD, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;
Colossians 1:23 ...if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE UNDER HEAVEN, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Romans 16:25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began
Romans 16:26 but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures MADE KNOWN TO ALL NATIONS, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith -
Romans 16:27 to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.
Many of the False Teachers of today claim that the END OF THE WORLD has not come because the Gospel has NOT been Preached to the entire World...
Let the WORD OF GOD be TRUE and Every Man a LIAR!
Luke 1:30 Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Luke 1:31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.
Luke 1:32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
Luke 1:33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, AND OF HIS KINGDOM THERE WILL BE NO END."
While verse 1:33 does not refer to the END OF THE AGE it does mean that Christ's Kingdom has NO END!
The following verses confirm that fact...
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:7 OF THE INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT AND PEACE THERE SHALL BE NO END, upon the throne of David, and UPON HIS KINGDOM, TO ORDER IT, AND TO ESTABLISH IT WITH JUDGMENT AND WITH JUSTICE FROM HENCEFORTH EVEN FOR EVER. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Daniel 2:28 But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar WHAT WILL BE IN THE LATTER DAYS.
Daniel 2:40 And the fourth kingdom (ROMAN EMPIRE) shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others.
Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings (the Roman Empire) the God of heaven will set up A KINGDOM WHICH SHALL NEVER BE DESTROYED; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and IT SHALL STAND FOREVER.
Daniel 7:13 "I was watching in the night visions, And behold, ONE LIKE THE SON OF MAN, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him.
Daniel 7:14 THEN TO HIM WAS GIVEN DOMINION AND GLORY AND A KINGDOM, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. HIS DOMINION IS AN EVERLASTING DOMINION, WHICH SHALL NOT PASS AWAY, AND HIS KINGDOM THE ONE WHICH SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED.
Daniel 7:18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and POSSESS THE KINGDOM FOREVER, EVEN FOREVER AND EVER.
Daniel 7:27 Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. HIS KINGDOM IS AN EVERLASTING KINGDOM, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.
Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded (The Last Trumpet): And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER!"
Earlier we learned that The AGE TO COME refers to the AGE of the MESSIAH aka the CHRISTIAN AGE aka the AGE of GRACE aka the NEW COVENANT AGE.
The Bible teaches that the AGE TO COME has NO END!
Revelation 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL to preach to those who dwell on the earth to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people.
The Gospel will always be preached on earth if it is EVERLASTING!
There's NO NEED for the GOSPEL to be preached in HEAVEN is there?
In the Parable of the Tares and the Parable of the Net we learned that the HARVEST was the END OF THE AGE.
The Harvest seems to be referring to the Resurrection and Judgment.
When was the Resurrection and the Judgment supposed to occur?
1 Corinthians 15:21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so IN CHRIST ALL SHALL BE MADE ALIVE.
1 Corinthians 15:23 BUT EACH ONE IN HIS OWN ORDER: CHRIST THE FIRSTFRUITS, AFTERWARD THOSE WHO ARE CHRIST'S AT HIS COMING (PAROUSIA).
1 Corinthians 15:24 THEN COMES THE END, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.
1 Corinthians 15:25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.
1 Corinthians 15:26 THE LAST ENEMY THAT WILL BE DESTROYED IS DEATH.
Verse 15:23 REVEALS that the Resurrection occurs at Christ's COMING or PAROUSIA!
Then COMES THE END in verse 15:24.
Most believe that 15:26 is referring to the DEATH of the physical BODY but is that what it really means?
I don't have time to cover that subject in this article so I will write an article about that later.
We have already learned that THE END refers to the END OF THIS AGE and that the AGE TO COME has NO END.
We also learned that the Disciples associated the Destruction of the Temple with Christ's COMING and the END OF THE AGE.
Jesus heard their questions so if they were wrong he would have corrected them as he had done before when they were wrong.
We also learned that Jesus Christ also associated his 2ND COMING with the END OF THE AGE!
Is the Jewish Temple that Jesus prophesied would be Destroyed in Matthew 24:2 still standing?
If not, then if we can determine when it was Destroyed then we should know WHEN the END OF THE AGE occurred shouldn't we?
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What more can we learn about the timing of the Resurrection?
Let's research the phrase LAST DAY...
John 6:39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should RAISE IT UP AT THE LAST DAY.
John 6:40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and BELIEVES IN HIM MAY HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE; AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.
John 6:44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.
John 6:54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood HAS ETERNAL LIFE, AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.
John 11:24 Martha said to Him, "I know that HE WILL RISE AGAIN IN THE RESURRECTION AT THE LAST DAY.
According to JESUS the Resurrection occurs AT THE LAST DAY.
The LAST DAY of WHAT?
It must be the LAST DAY of THIS AGE aka the AGE of the LAW aka the MOSAIC AGE aka the OLD COVENANT AGE.
WHY? Because it can't be the LAST DAY of the AGE TO COME aka the AGE of the MESSIAH aka the CHRISTIAN AGE aka the AGE of GRACE aka the NEW COVENANT AGE since that AGE has NO END!
And it can't be the LAST DAY of the WORLD because the WORLD has NO END!
What else occurs in the LAST DAY?
John 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him - THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN WILL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY.
According to JESUS the JUDGMENT occurs IN THE LAST DAY!
Is the LAST DAY just one 24 Hour Day?
Answer: I don't know but if you make it to Heaven you can ask Jesus.
Here's some applicable verses from the Apostle Peter about the JUDGMENT and THE END...
1 Peter 4:5 They will give an account to Him who is READY TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.
There are many now who believe that it was Jesus Coming in Judgment when the Jewish Temple and Jerusalem were Destroyed in 70 AD and that was a Judgment of the Living but what about the Judgment of the Dead?
The Apostle Peter said in 1 Peter 4:5: "READY TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD"!
Some will say that he has been READY for 2,000 YEARS.
People will say anything instead of admitting that they Believed a LIE!
1 Peter 4:7 But THE END OF ALL THINGS IS AT HAND; therefore be serious and WATCHFUL IN YOUR PRAYERS.
The Apostle James (Jesus half-brother) said...
James 5:8 YOU also be patient. Establish your hearts, for THE COMING OF THE LORD IS AT HAND.
James 5:9 Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest YOU be condemned. Behold, THE JUDGE IS STANDING AT THE DOOR!
The YOU in the verses above are the 12 tribes of Israel who were scattered abroad...
James 1:1 James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, TO THE TWELVE TRIBES WHICH ARE SCATTERED ABROAD: Greetings.
Some would have you believe that the 10 northern tribes of Israel were lost but it appears that James knew where they were!
So Jesus and the Apostles John, Peter and James taught that JUDGMENT would occur at the END OF THE AGE.
Notice also that Peter and James said Christ's 2ND COMING was AT HAND (NEAR) almost 2,000 YEARS AGO!
Did Jesus have anything to say about the TIMING of his 2ND COMING?
YES HE DID!
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
Matthew 16:28 Assuredly, I say to YOU, THERE ARE SOME STANDING HERE WHO SHALL NOT TASTE DEATH TILL THEY SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN HIS KINGDOM."
Who was Jesus speaking to?
Answer: HIS DISCIPLES
Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to HIS DISCIPLES, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
You don't believe some of the Disciples are still alive do you?
Jesus also said...
Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Matthew 24:30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Matthew 24:31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 24:34 Assuredly, I say to YOU, THIS GENERATION WILL BY NO MEANS PASS AWAY TILL ALL THESE THINGS TAKE PLACE.
Answer: Tribulation, Christ's 2nd Coming in his Kingdom, the Resurrection, Judgment and the End of the Age.
Who was the "YOU" Jesus was speaking to?
Answer: THE DISCIPLES
Matthew 24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, THE DISCIPLES came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
So did Jesus do what he said that he was going to do when he said that he was going to do it?
If not, then that makes him a FALSE PROPHET!
Are you going to believe what Jesus said?
Would you rather believe the false doctrines of men?
The Decision is YOURS to make.
Hebrews 11:6 But WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Thank you for reading all of this!
I know that MOST of those who read it will be SHOCKED and will have a hard time accepting this teaching because of their old learning.
I have done my best to show you what the Bible says.
You can believe what you want but as for me I will always Seek the Truth and base my Beliefs on the WORD OF GOD!
1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and ALWAYS BE READY TO GIVE A DEFENSE TO EVERYONE WHO ASKS YOU A REASON FOR THE HOPE THAT IS IN YOU, WITH MEEKNESS AND FEAR;
1 Peter 3:16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
The Apostle Paul wrote the following to Timothy but I believe that it APPLIES TO US (YOU & I) as well...
2 Timothy 2:15 BE DILIGENT TO PRESENT YOURSELF APPROVED TO GOD, A WORKER WHO DOES NOT NEED TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.
2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and ALL WHO DESIRE TO LIVE GODLY IN CHRIST JESUS WILL SUFFER PERSECUTION.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
2 Timothy 3:14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,
2 Timothy 3:15 and that from childhood you have known THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, WHICH ARE ABLE TO MAKE YOU WISE FOR SALVATION THROUGH FAITH WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS.
2 Timothy 3:16 ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS,
2 Timothy 3:17 THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE COMPLETE, THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED FOR EVERY GOOD WORK.
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Provided with permission from Ed Stevens - https://www.preterist.org/
- Written by: Don Nobinger
- Category: Eschatology