Wednesday, June 13, 2018


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   True pleasure is not found where most people se3ek it. There is a soul hunger that the secular reading cannot satisfy. We have {built in} instincts that belong to our highest nature and stretch their hands upward and forward to God, and eternity!.....>

NOTE(JB): Yes much of the world today is enamoured with human science, but if one looks at the human history of any science, you'll see that all branches of sciences, are in a constant flux, as new discoveries are made, that change the old ideas even the paradigme. Remember it wads not all that long ago, when "SCIENCE," just knew that with a few changes plain lead could be turned into gold! Plus all,
 just knew and accepted the fact that earth was flat! Today, many have been taught since the 1950's that Evolution is no longer just a theory, but is now a proven scientific fact!
    IF THIS IS FACTUAL, please provide us with ANY "Missing LINK", proving the change from one species to a another new species,
    QUESTION: As most know, DNA is information, and all information MUST COME from an intellect. Just as this electronic gizmo, you are right now using to read this, it surely did not self-invent! It takes much, more faith to accept evolution than Creation. BECAUSE, its far better to believe in God that in men, as God cannot lie, but men, can, and.... do!

........> We sail upon an ocean whose bounds are far beyond our sight. The Bible marks out for each of us a course to sail by. "Follow this course" it says, and you will come to a safe harbor:, follow any another, and your voyage will end in shipwreck and disaster"  Nature does reveal a Creator, but only the Bible can reveal the Father. It is the mirror of divinity, and it astonishes us by the majesty of its contents. It is the foundation stone of our civilization, the key that unlocks all mysteries. Today it is read by more people than any other book on earth, and is translated into all languages and yet it retains its personality and individuality.
     Why do YOU suppose that is true of the Holy Bible?  Because the Bible is the voice of a universal Father talking to His universal family. In it He tells of man as he was, and as He is, and as HE shall always be. Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away." [ Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:32,33.]  It is like the bush that burned with fire and yet remained unconsumed. {Exodus 3:2} God was in the bush, and God is in the Bible. Infidels have tried to destroy it (jb and even tried to "lock it up". Instead they have died out and were soon forgotten, but the Old Book, though often banned and burned and ridiculed and today eve n neglected, has continued to live through the centuries. It has come down to us, today, floating upon a sea of blood--- every page stained with the life-blood of martyrs
     "The Bible," says W.H. Book, "is a great literary and spiritual t4emp-le in which God is enthroned. It is composed of sixty-six blocks of Divine truth, selected by forty workmen during a period of fifteen hundred years; men who labored separated from each other as regards time and place. How could it be? Holy men of God spake as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance.    [Matthew 10:19-20] and 2 Timothy 3:16  the word inspired from the Greek actually is "Breathed".  All of the combined goodness with all of the combined wisdom of all of the combined ages could not have produced it. It can never be improved upon. If anyone who denies that statement believes he can, let him do it, and it will be a master stroke."

    From a strictly educational viewpoint this book deserves our study. It treats of numerous literary subjects, History, positively true history, and the most fascinating romance are found in its pages. Also, drama, both comedy and tragedy; poetry, both epic and lyric; and music. All those who have become famous in the world of art and letters declare that if everything else in our language should perish, The Bible alone would suffice to show the whole extent of the beauty and power of the English language.

NOTE(JB): In fact it was only during the 19th Century that other books became "School- Books" for the learning of reading, the Bible was the School-book! Until Secularism set in, Plus since the 1920's we have the Anti-Christian Lawyer's Union AKA ACLU! Founded by a card-carrying member of American Communist Party, as was Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parent-Hood! NICE?

    Dr. James L. Vance summarized in exquisite fashion the literary worth of the Bible when he wrote: " The Bible is not only many books, it is a literature.... The Bible begins with the Garden and ends with a city. It starts with a morning followed by a night, and ends with a day that shall know no night. It breaks the silence with, "In the beginning God', and it hushes the universe to sleep with "Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all' " It should be read and reread time after time, for it is the divine touchstone by  which we must test the merits of all other books.
    Sir Isaac Newton declared the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime Philosophy. George Washington once said: " It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." Lincoln's testimony is equally significant, "In regard to this great Book that God has given man, I have only to say that it is the best Book that God has given to man."

NOTE(JB): We need only to look at human history's dictators, and know that George Washington was right! They to a person, were either atheists, or perverted the Bible to a great extent! If one disagrees, they know not history!


     Note (jb):   REALLY?  Even the popes from John Paul onwards have declared that Genesis 1-11, is but an ALLEGORY! They want to impose their THEISTIC EVOLUTION, upon the world. Meaning, yes, God began began life but the He allowed evolution to finish the job!  Yet he and his fellow men fully expect us to believe in them, that they accept the rest of the Holy Bible as Gospel Truth! REALLY?
   ......> Why? They tell us it lacks the freedom and fetters one's thoughts. [JB that's the way they keep their followers from studying the Bible?, As their own "BIBLE" the "Book of Catechism", is grossly different from even their own Douay Bibles! Yet most "Christians," follow her doctrine of Sunday worship in place of the Sabbath!  They are still the goats and the grapes! To learn this meaning study the Bible!
    It "stifles" thought? Look at all these names of those who held the Bible as their source of inspiration: Browning, Tennyson, Daniel Webster, Fisher Ames, Mitchel the astronomer, Coleridge Ruskin, Goethe, and Wakefield. [JB may I add, J.C. Penny, Kellogg, and the founder of Kraft foods?].
  Few books can stand many readings. But this Book of God's is solid, it will be found "NEW" in even after reading it 1,000 times, and the careful study of it, will always find a new point, a new connection that the readers have not yet connected before. How can the teachings of Jesus be held as anything less than the world's greatest and highest standards of morality and spiritual standards?

    Ebal E. Violett, has written in simple, lucid language, this most beautiful and conniving tribute:
     "The Bible comes to man in his sin, sorrow and darkness, to offer him what he has never been able to find elsewhere. With world-wide, age long, incessant search, humanity has never found any other remedy for sin. It is enough for us to know that the Bible has not ever failed man in his despair and darkness. There is not one broken promise on its pages. That this priceless Volume is the gift of God to His Creatures is seen:''
(1) "In the marvel of its construction. The traveler who gases upon the Brooklyn Bridge, thronged with its mighty volume of traffic, sees i n it the design of the architect and skill of the builder. Each cable, anchor, brace, girder, span, archway, forms a part of the plan for crossing the dark waters beneath. So with the Bible. It is a wonderful Bridge which spans the turbulent river of time. Each Book from Genesis to Revelation forms a part of that perfect bridge by which the race moves across from one eternity to another. The doubter may refuse to use this bridge, but his refusal will not destroy its foundation."
(@) "In the miracle of its preservation. The Holy Bible in the presence in the world today, is in itself a miracle of the ages. No other book or books, ever met with such opposition: no other book ever had such a victorious career. Rome, Greece, paganism, Judaism, Mohammedanism, pride, greed, criticism, and infidelity have all gone down before its progress. No one else can add to all the foolish things that have been said about the Bible. It has been hated, misrepresented, doubted,, and condemned, but it still moves on throughout history, and human hears, as the foremost of all books. God has preserved it to carry out His holy purpose among men. The Bible is still saying:"
     "Books may come, and books, may go But I go one forever."
(3) In the majesty of its story. Where else in the literature of the world is the to be found a story so beautiful, so true, ans so full of meaning for all who read? I tr was written by a group of me and two woman, who lived in an age in which colleges and universities were unknown. Not one of them claimed any superior literary attainments for themselves, in the telling their message of God and His salvation. What other author in any age has written any other book to compare with even the shortest of the Bible's 66 love letter from The Father to His children?

   Said Dr. William Lyon Phelps, "I have lived all my life with music, books and works of art, yet I cannot tell what is the best picture ever painted, or what is the best music written, or the prayer ever composed, but the best sermon ever written, and the best sermon is the Sermon on the Mount: the poetry are the 23rd, the 90th, and 103rd Psalm. I stand in line with priests, atheists, skeptics, devotees, agnostics, and evangelists when I say the authorized Version of the English Bible is the best example of English literature that the world has ever seen. I believe a knowledge of the Bible without a collage course more valuable that a college course without the Bible. Everyone who has a thorough knowledge of the Bible may truly be called educated, and no other learning or culture, no matter how extensive or elegant, can form a proper substitute."

     "The Holy Bible touches every department of human life and thought, and mirrors them all for each succeeding generation. No one has expressed this truth more clearly and impassioned splendor more that Henry van Dyke, who wrote: "Born in the East, and clothed in Oriental form and imagery, the Bible walks the ways of the world with familiar feet and enters land after l;and to find its own everywhere. It has learned to speak in hundreds of languages to the heart of man. It comes into the palace to tell the monarch that he is a servant of the Most High, and into the cottage to assure the peasant that he is also a son of God. Children listen  to its stories with wonder and delight, and wise men ponder them as parables of life. It has a word of peace for the time of peril, a word of comfort for the day of calamity, a word of light in the assembly of people, and the counsels whispered in the ear of the lonely. The wicked and the proud at its warning,  but to the wounded and the penitent it has a mother's voice.
    The wilderness and the solitary place have been made glad by it, and the fire on the hearth has lit the reading of its well worn page. Irt has woven itself into our deepest affections and colored our dreams; So that love and friendship, sympathy, and devotion, memory and hope, plus charity it instills in us, put on the beautiful garments of its treasured speech, breathing frankincense and Myrrh."
     "Above the cradle and beside the grave its great words come to uncalled. They fill our prayers with power larger than we ca n know, and the beauty of them lingers on our ears long after the sermons have been forgotten. They return to us swiftly and quietly, like doves flying faraway. They surprise us with new meanings, like springs of water breaking forth from the mountain beside a long-trodden path. They grow richer, as pearls do when they are worn near the heart.
   "No man is poor or desolate who has this treasure for his won. When the landscape darkens and the trembling pilgrim comes to the valley named' of the shadow' he is not afraid to enter; he takes the Rod and the Staff of Scripture in hand; he says to friend and comrade, 'Good-by, we shall meet again', and thus be comforted by that support, he goes towards the lonely pass as one who walks through darkness into light."

   At the risk of seeming tedious, I have put upon the stand this could of witnesses and allowed them to present their testimonies, not to add luster to the Holy Bible---- for nothing no man could do this, but in the sincere hope that they many serve to help and appreciate more fully that the Book of God is entitled to the first and highest place among the books that you love and read, and that it may in turn teach you the sweetness of the fellowship of its Divine author, Christ Jesus, mankind's only Savior!

Friday, June 1, 2018



Religious make-up of the Current U.S. Congress:

Protestant:  299 Members
Mormon      13
 Catholic     168
Jewish          30
DON"T KNOW    10  {HUH?)
Orthodox        5
Buddhist         3
Muslim           2
Unaffiliated      1

Central Oklahoma (OCU) invited Ken Ham to speak to the University on creationism. Ham a creationist, is founder of the Creation Museum in Pittsburg, Kentucky, and Ark Encounter in Williamsburg, Kentucky. However, under pressure, student body president Stockton Duvall cancelled the invitation. But under pressure from the public, university president Don Betz reinstated it. Ham said, " I am thrilled [that] my talk at OCU is back on. OCU officials have definitely heard from many state legislators and local residents, and alumni about the denial or the right to free speech.   Courier Journal.

Note(JB): If one is denied his or her free-speech rights, then every one's rights are in danger of being lost! Just as it is the right of anyone to attend or not! That right should  ney... MUST,   be the only arbiter! In any free society, or it is no longer free! Are you "getting this Progressives?


    The Canadian Government provides grants to students for jobs in summer camps, day cares, and drop in centers. Recently, a stipulation affirming sup[port of Reproductive Rights [i.e.., abortions] was added to the "Core Mandate", that students are required to hold in order to quality. IF students don't check the box, they cannot submit the application. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defends the measure, but Roman Catholics and evangelical Protestants are pushing back......> Cont:

NOTE(JB) As a Seventh-day Adventist I also appose abortions and here's why....
Psalms 127:3 " Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
Genesis 9:6  "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man"

Exodus 20:13 " Thou shalt not kill."  

That's the 6th Commandment. Now does it matter what anyone call the child in making, a collection of cells, a blob, a fetus, does it change the fact that it is a human baby, guilty of of being in the womb of very selfish and irresponsible woman? Let's be honest we ALL know at this stage of life, what causes pregnancy, and all,  by this time in their life should know how to prevent this via birth Controls. Thus rape and incest ared the only can we say "EXCUSES"? BUT even here, what is the child guilty of? ARE Y O U willing to execute any adult, without a judge, or jury, or even a trail;, just hang'em high?
    I n the end, its a question each one must answer within self, as self shall be held to account for all action, words and even thoughts by our Creator's Son, Jesus Christ!

.....> Cont:  Said Ontario resident Dusty Taylor, "It is not okay to be coerced to sign a statement in opposition to your conscience, in exchange for public funding. Honestly I can't believe it, and we had better not tolerate it"  Christian weekly.

Note(JB) I left Ontario Canada in 1964, with my family, primarily because of the creeping socialistic government. Much of the news I get from family members. back there, I have no regrets in vacating these premises! Yet I am sure each person in this nation considers them selves to be living in freedom!
But only if they agree to sign away all personal rights and ideals! I guess that;'s why many Bible passages are now taking as "HATE- SPEECH', WAY THE GO Canadians! Remember once a right is lost, it very difficult to get it back!

Thanking Y O U for your time.   Questions?  Comments?  John at

Monday, April 16, 2018

DEATH DEFYING FAITH BY MARK FINLEY + Signs of the Tiems, April 2018

My many thanks to Mark and this magazine, (john B)

     The 13th - Century Waldenses lived for the Holy Bible. Many died for it! Mark Finely visited their home in the Alps of Northern Italy, and this is his reflection of their life and legacy.

  Peter Waldo (c.1140- c. 1205) also known as Pierre Vaude's or deVaux , in French, was the leader of the Waldenses..

   As I trudged up the narrow winding Alpine trail in N. Italy, the majesty of the mountains; the pure fresh air; the flower-filled fields; and the crystal clear rushing brooks invigorated my spirits. I paused to take in the awe-inspiring views as my mind drifted back over the centuries. Some 800 years ago, a band of weary men, woman, and children, fled for their lives, on this very trail.

Note(JB): Please know the reason this time frame was called the "Dark Ages" as Rome did not allow the light of God's Word to be public knowledge. Anyone to have even one verse from the Bible in their possession, was a death penalty! Death by fire at the stake, while alive! 

This time was not friendly, for 1260 years, to those who conscientiously opposed the views of the official church, in Rome.Many dissidents were oppressed, persecuted, and even butchered in the name of this religion of men. Yet some found a refuge in the Mountains.......

     Revelation 12:13 " And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child."

NOTE(JB) The woman, in white (vs 1) is the true church, the women in scarlet is the apostate church of Rev 17, 18.. The child is Jesus Christ whom Satan by Herod tried to kill...

    Matthew 2:16 " Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men."

     Revelation 12:14 " And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Note(JB) the time = 1 year; times= 2 years; half time = one half year in 360 day Hebrew years= 1260 days./years, Numbers 14:34  "After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise."     Ezekiel 4:6  "And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year."
Use this time scale for all prophecy time frames.360+360 x2=180 days= 1260 days./years! in all prophecies.

I am sorry but truth shall set all of us free from deceptions and lies. Read 2nd Thessalonians 2.and Revelation 13 :1-2, and .....
   Revelation 13:18 " 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."

Note: 666 is NOT Satan's number! He is an angel, and not a man. This is a series of like-minded men over the years, who think they are God on earth, called by this power system Holy Father! This has nothing to do with those within who have given their hearts to Jesus, but seldom read the Bible with prayerful, asking for the wisdom to have understanding! This power holds its "TRADITIONS" over the Bible!
    Mark 7:8-9 " For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition."

.......... I felt an attraction to these godly people of such a stalwart conviction. They maintained a death-defying faith in the face of insurmountable odds. They had something that our 21st Century desperately needs: a purpose to live--and die---for.......

NOTE(JB): Thanks to all the Evolutionists, many a person has grown up with this: Live, love if lucky, and the end is death! So many think, "Why endure all this pain for nothing? End it now by suicide! Record numbers of doing just that in their teen years! Thanks to the hopeless evlution idea!
QUESTION:  Since all life forms, from bacteria to humans, have within them DNA, and this being information, and as information MUST originate within intelligence, and knowing that neither chemicals nor ooze have any intellect, this leaves only the Creator God with intelligence, right? Charles Darwin's ideas were not fully passed on, especially the part where he said, the White race evolved first and farther than the colored races, thus they can be used by the whites!   OPPPS?????? But then the left is full of oxymoronic ideals, right? Don't agree with them you are a racist, a bigot or worse. No dialogue just facts according to them, and forget truth! Who do they think, they fool?

.......  Renowned American psychologist Philip Cushman, i n his book," CONSTRUCTING THE SELF, CONSTRUCTING AMERICA," he discusses people living purposeless lives in the prosperous, self-centered Western individualistic society. He writes about those who have constructed a "SELF" that is fundamentally a disappointment to self. They have nothing worth dying for, so they have nothing worth living for!

NOTE(JB) Can you now understand the why so many kill themselves? M.T. Lives! They know not Jesus! They ONLY know of Him!

........ The people whose footprints I was following up the steep, rocky trail had an abiding purpose i n life, and they were not willing to compromise. In the face of death itself, that had an inner peace. Theirs was a serenity of soul-deep within that absent from many in our 21st Century, world of glitz, glamour, and immediate self-gratification. They were the Waldenses!

Note(JB):  Among these, consider the true stories of the Albigenses, and the Waldenes as well as the Huguenots. A woman, who fled into the wilderness? Never more true that with these believers, who fled the persecution of the Roman Church leaderships.  The Huguenots, under the promise if the Catholic King of france, seeking peace, 50,000 men, woman and children met for discussions, and the army of the king put them all to the sword, and when Rome got this news, the Bells of St Peter rang out in their joy!  ST Bartholomew Massacre!

    John 16:2  "They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service."


     IN THE EARLY 12TH CENTURY, the 1100's .a group of reform-minded Christians separated from the Roman Catholic ( meaning Universal) Church, no longer able to conscientiously to accept or believe the many non biblical doctrines of this church. So named after the town this movement began Albi in S. France about 20 miles north of present-day Toulouse, they preached against the human priesthood for forgiveness,, worships of saints, and relics, and idols and the elevation of papal authority to that above the Bible. By 1167 thej Albigenses comprised the majority of the total population of Southern France! In 1208 the ironically named Pope Innocent III, ordered a crusade of extermination against them labelling them as" heretics"  and the Albigenses were summarily exterminated. Today there are none who call self Albigenses! But this is true also between 485 and 530 A.D. when three " Horns" or three kingdoms were pulled up by the roots, Heruli destroyed in A.D. 493:  Vandals in 534: and the Ostrogoths in 538.. Daniel  7:8,20,24. All of these people were totally exterminated under the orders of the Vatican! Only the words Vandals, vandalism, and vandalized remains!. It is no wonder that in most Islamic nations we can see Catholic cathedrals, as they know they are not Christians, ......just asking?

   With all this happy talk about unity a nd Ecumenical joy, where nearly ALL her "Daughters"  the Protestants, are running back to"  Mother Church"  It behoves us all to know that SHE had not changed one iota of her doctrines, and still believes that it is "SHE" who has the power to decree a heretic, and "SHE" only knows that all who deviate for her doctrines is a "Heretic" and thus worthy of only death! You might remember this....
   Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 " The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us."

NOTE(JB): Please remember, that Ecumenicalism, not withstanding, this beast power has not changed one iota of her doctrines, nor her claims, that all Heaven,must abide by her decisions!


   As the spiritual darkness in medieval Europe deepened and darkened, the established church grew ever more, and farther away from the Bible's teachings. False doctrines came slowly aboard and embraced by men, at the top! The masses were consumed by guilt, as they were taught that God is a wrathful tyrant and a vindictive judge, who needed to be appeased by gifts to the church, known as INDULGENCES!.........
Note(JB): In short this can be viewed as an PRE-PAYMENT for sins you want to commit, but mostly it is the hoped for payment to shorten one's loved ones in their so-called Purgatory, [ kind of half-way house to hell]  My own Dad, in the 1930's before marriage, hired out as a farm-hand, in Holland. The Farmer, had died, and one morning, early he got woke up by shouting between the Lady of the house and an unknown voice!, He got dressed and stood on the stairs, when he heard this "I, in vision saw your dear departed husband clinging on the edges of heaven, and you need to make another donation to the church, to help him up!"  This was her Catholic Priest!!! To this she she shouted, "If he's that close, let him pull himself all the way in, Good bye!"  
QUESTION: Is this one small reason why this church, as an organization is the richest organization on earth?  Far above most international Corporations, in wealth?

     Yet, even a casual reading of the Holy Bible, any reader must in honesty, come away with the knowing that The Father-God, loves each of His children and longs each one to reciprocate with love!

    Jeremiah 31:3 " The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."
   Romans 5:8 " But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

....... At this critical juncture of human  history, God would raise up spiritual seekers who should lead men and woman out of this darkness into the light of God 's word. One of these was Peter Waldo, born in Lyons, France, in 1140. He became the leader of a group of Bible-Believing Christians, who believed that the Holy Bible was the true foundation of faith, of truth and ja infallible guide for all believers. He rejected the idea that ONLY the Church can properly interpret the Bible, teaching that anyone who can read, be able to understand the the Word of God, for themselves.

   Inside the "CAVE_-CHURCH," Gheisa d'la Tana, where the Waldenes worshiped. Situated in one of the mountains rising from the Angrogna valley, its low entrance is well concealed by trees and rocks. One can enter only by crawling on hands and knees......

Note(JB) in ine such cave, in which 100's gathered for worship, the French Army lit a huge bonfire, and smoke was drawn into the cave,, all those who fled were butchered, and those that did not, suffocated, and perished.


     What we each, believe about the Bible will make a dramatic difference in how we live our lives!
IF. . .  if The Word of God, is simply a collection of human ideas we can accept it or reject if with lit5tle eternal consequences, right?
BUT. . . .bit if the Bible is as it claims, to be the Divinely inspired Word of God, then there are huge implications towards out eternal lives, agree?  It contains more than 3,000 times the words: "And God said", or "The lord Spoke", mplus the apostle Paul, in his writing to his young colleague, Timothy, declared that "All scripture jis God-breathed" [2  Timothy 3:16] ......

NOTE(JB) want an interesting Bible study?  From Genesis to Revelation read each and all the 3:16 verses in each book! With the knowing, that some 37 different People, two of whom were woman,  in three languages, Hebrew Greek and Chaldean, on three continents Middle east, Europe and Asia, of a span of 1500 years, and but for a few none knew the others, YET there is no dis-harmony within it!

........ The idea that the Bible is not inspired has serious implications. Those who claimed to be inspired either were deliberately lying or were at best deluded. If either of these two are true, how could the Bible possible have such power to change the lives of millions? How could its moral claims be so eloquently stated, and how could so many millions adhere to its laws over the centuries? How could the prophecies is holds, be so accurate for its truthfulness be so convincing?  Let's examine some of the evidence, shall we?


    J. BARTON PAYNE'S : "Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy" lists 1,239 prophecies in the Old Testament, and 578 in the New for a total of 1,817 prophecies in the whole Bible! Somed 700 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, whom the prophet Micah predicted that He would be born in Bethlehem [Micah 5:2] It's no accident that a decree  o0f Caesar Augustus brought Mary and Joseph from their hometown of Nazareth to Bethlehem { meaning "house of Bread," and Jesus said He was the bread of life [John 6:51] Just exactly as Micah had foretold!

    Isaiah 7:14 told us He would be born of a virgin, and David in Psalms 22:16 told us He would be betrayed by a friend for 30 pieces of silver by Zechariah 11:12-13...........

Note(JB) The "Metal Dream Man", of Nebuchadnezzar's dream of Chapter 2, is explained in chapters 7,8 . In Dan.2:38. the Head of Gold, in Babylon [605 B.C. - 539 B.C.symbolized as the Winged lion.
Arms & Chest of Silver 2;39 Medo-Persia 539- 331 B.C. as the bear/3teeth.
Belly of brass- Dan. 3:39 Greece under A. The Great. as the 4 headed Leopard. 168B.C - 538 A.D.
Dan. 2:40 Legs of Iron as the Terrible beast. 538A.D.---- 1798 A.D. deadly wound [Rev. 13:3]

Dan. 2:41-44 The ten divisions 10 kings of Europe who overthrew pagan Rome
Dan. 7:7;24-25. Papel Rome- as the Little Horn.  You can check these events, dates, and order, with any history  books, covering this time frame.

Dan. 7: :9,10, 22 == 1844 The heavenly court is seated, judgements begin with the dead.The saints posses the kingdom.All these, last  events shall be post His second coming!

   Look at this:Jeremiah 51:37  "And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant."

Note(JB):Remember "Dessert Storm?" Saddam Hussein's question for places and to rebuild his hero Nebuchadnezzar's city of Babylon? When God declared that it would not ever be rebuilt nor occupied?
Was this not but an other reason for this war?  THINK! Plus Nineveh , Tyre  none would ever be rebuilt nor occupied.

.......... Cyrus, the Persian king who led the attack on Babylon, as actually named in a Bible Prophecy given nearly 150 years before the event in  Isaiah 44:28; and 45:1-2.. Plus Daniel in 8:20-21 we know that this was Alexander the Great would overthrow the Medo=Persians at least 15 years before the fact!
   The mathematical probabilities that all these would come tps, are astronomical, even only 8 regarding Jesus, as events to touch the life in one person the odds are so high that it is not imaginable for humans to calculations, the odds of 8 to power of 50! Just to large to imagine.

   NOTE(JB): As great as the Waldenses were, there's a precious few that today claim this as their heritage, most have returned to the "Mother Church, as has most of her "Daughters" today, the Sunday Keepers! There was another group that rose up against Rome, doctrines, that they held as apostasy, and they were the Albigenses.
    They were known as the name of the town of Albi, about 20 miles north of present day Toulouse France. In fact they, the Albigenses, spread there faith over much of Southern France, and by 1208 the falsely labeled Pope Innocent III ordered a crusade against these "Heretics" and the his armies spread over this area and whole towns and cites were massacred. This systematic slaughter of those believers continued for decades, as the church ordered ever more aggressive series of papal inquisitions of torture and murder to exterminate the so-called heretics!Within one hundred years, they were exterminated, not one soul was left that claimed to be an Albigenses.
   Time did not make the Papal heart grow softer, a fact that the Huguenots can testify to to this fact in fact the St. Bartholomew Massacre, of 1572 ran from August 24thy to October 3 the Catholics, under the orders of the King Louis XIV lost many thousands, 50,000 in Paris alone, and in many other cities men women and children were put to the sword!IN FACT WHEN THIS NEWS REACHED THE VATICAN, THE BELLS OF ST. PETER'S CHURCH RANG OUT IN THEIR JOY!  Plus all the perpetrators received a full church PARDON, for their murders in 1573!
   Please know that there many many people in this "FOLD", that totally love Jesus as their Savior, this can't be said of the leadership!  Daniel 7:25;  2 Thessalonians 2:  1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 1:7
Please know, the word translated as Antichrist, in the Greek means the enemy of Christ, or even INSTEAD OF CHRIST.

why   CAN THIS BE SO? 
     2 Thessalonians 2:9 " Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,"
     "EVEN HIM who?  Jesus Christ, shall come after Satan's exposed in his visible to all body {in facto} does his thing as his 2nd to last attempt to deceive all humans.He comes in the 6th Trump of Revelation and Christ comes in  the Seventh Trumpet call! Just as the 7th Day Sabbath! THINK!

.......  Just as Bible Prophecy proves the Holy Bible to be the honest truth, so does the new science of Archeology.


    RECENT discoveries in the world of archeology helps us to verify numerous people and places mentioned in the Bible, giving us another link in the chain of evidence pointing to the divine inspiration. Each new discovery brings fresh evidence, not doubt, to the Bible's claims.


  • The discovery of the Dead Sea Scroll at Qumran in  1947-- ancient documents that match closely with today's bible manuscripts--- helps us build our confidence that the Bible has been copied accurately through the centuries.
  • The Moabite Stone, which was discovered in Jordan in 1868 confirms the Old Testament story of the Moabite attacks on Israel as recorded in 2 Kings.
  • The Lachish Letters, discovered in 1935, describe Nebuchadnezzar's attack on Jerusalem in 586 B.C. detailing the campaign from the perspective of the ancient pagan forces, while the Bible records give an identical narrative from the Israelite point of view.
  • The discovery of the Tel Dan Steele confirms the Bible's account of David as a king of Israel.
  • The Bible speaks to a people, called the Hittites 48 times, for centuries, all the records of antiquity outside of the Bible, not a trace could be found of the Hittites. This caused may a "Scripture Lawyer<" and critic to boast that the whole Bible is a fairy tale! Just because Y O U have never found a gold nugget, does it mean they do not exist? But then came the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, in 1799. I carried a inscription in Greek, Demotic and the mysterious hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt, which, up to that point, none could decipher the meaning. Then Jean-Francois Champollion, using the stone Greek unlocked the mystery and the old writings of the Egyptians now spoke and revealed that he Hittites did in fact exist, and that they were a powerful nation.
Note(JB): In point of fact, it was a a Hittite Pharaoh that issued the decree that all Hebrew males born should be cast into the Nile rive, as a population control, in case another nation invaded them, the Hebrews would not take up with them against Egypt!

    Exodus 1:16  "And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live"


   Millions of people around the world, have already testified, and continue to do so, about how the Bible has changed their lives, and for the better. All due to the fact they have studied the Bible, and its universal, and eternal appeal.its message speaks to people, of all ages, to all ethnic groups, and to all cultures of all generations!Through the reading of the Holy Bible, drunks have become sober, thieves have become honest, prostitutes have become pure, and drug addicts have become clean, and gays have become straight! Anger, Bitterness and resentment have given way to loving forgiveness, mercy and graciousness. Crumbling marriages have been rekindled, Shattered self-esteem has been restored, In God's Word, the weak find strength, the guilty find forgiveness, the discouraged find hope and a new joy. The same Holy Spirit inspired the Bible's writers, also inspires the one who study and read it! Then now and forever!!


    Recognizing the life-changing and life-giving power of the Word of God, the Waldenses spent hours teaching its principles to their children {JB WHO does this today?} While they were still in their Teens, these youngsters had memorized the Gospel of Matthew and John. They copies their precious manuscripts; and his them , sowed into their robes; left their mountain retreats disguised as peddlers or students, and traveled to the great cities and universities of Europe. When they were providently brought into contact with honest seekers of God and truth, they quietly revealed their secret portions of the Bible, spreading their faith and truth unobtrusively and changing the lives of those accepted what they read.


As I visited the ruins and relics of the caves and houses in which they found sanctuary and even death, all for what they believed in what the Bible spoke to them, and what they suffered for that faith! Yes there are stories of escapes that border on the miraculous, and others who died by sword and fire. The legacy of all those martyrs, speaks   any, they SHOUT to us today, calling for us to have an even greater commitment and loyalty to God and His Word, today! Jesus Himself is calling out the same message, of steadfast loyalty to Him in His Word, and not the many words of men!  If you will decide to surrender to His will, you'll be amazed at the discovery of the peace of mind and purpose that comes over you, a peace the world can only wonder about!

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Friday, February 9, 2018

WHERE DID LIFE COME FROM? Clifford Goldstein & Signs of the Times Aug. 2015.g

Note(JB): My many thanks for the words from this author and the Publisher, for this edification.

   Please note, Francis Crick and James Watson co-discoverers of the DNA double helix molecule. Francis, as militant atheist, must have learned, that any information, which is what the the DNA molecule carries, MUST have an intelligent source, to even exist! It was, after all HIS intellect in part with his partner that we now know about the DNA, agree??  I guess we all see that what we wish to see, right?

    ACCORDING TO HOLLYWOOD....    there's no shortage of alien life out in the Universe. They are usually presented as hostile to humans. In fact the flicks as War of the Worlds, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Independence Day,  depict cosmic creatures that threaten humanity's very existence.
     On the other hand, throughout history some thinkers, philosophers and even scientists have taken a completely different spin on the question of the relationship between life on earth and life in outer space. Instead of imagining aliens as hostile, to the point of making us extinct, they believe that alien life could have "SEEDED" life here to begin with! So, far from being hostile, they are quite friendly towards us. So what's the back story on this idea? Is there anything to it?


    The idea that life on earth originated from outer space is called PANSPERMIA  from the Greek words PAN meaning, " all" and SPERMIA meaning  "SEED". Proponents of this theory.. (JB remember every idea states a theory, until its a proven fact, and teachings today that evolution is a fact, does not make it so!) hold that this can spread throughout the Cosmos, via microbes is asteroids, or other such debris that landed on  earth or elsewhere.and fortuitously life got a foothold on this earth. Or, as some have argued, perhaps aliens came here, and purposely planted life on this planet as perhaps elsewhere.

NOTE(JB):  ever wondered of the why,   .... why all these ideas are couched in words like perhaps, possibly, could have, might have, does this give these PHD's "Wiggle Room"?  Compared to the Holy Bible's Creation stating it as fact? Yet on each Bible's point human science says the exact opposite, just as Satan has a counterfeit, exact opposite, for each of God's ideals! Ever wondered of the WHY?  Please think for self!

     We must give Francis  Crick his due, stating that life on  earth is far too complicated to have formed by mere chance... "An honest man," he said, "armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment ( a "wiggle room" word)  to be almost ( another?) a miracle, so many things have had to be satisfied to it going."
     Hence, he proposed a solution: Life itself was first brought to Earth in spaceships billions of years ago by more highly advance creatures.......

NOTE(JB) ditto for the small super dense rock that exploded and created the Universe? Where IT... and these Superior being come from originally, an open question to any PHD! Is this not as spitting into the wind but hoping to stay dry?

........ "As an alternative to these 19th Century mechanisms," he wrote, " we have considered Directed Panspermia, the theory that organisms were deliberately transmitted to the Earth by intelligent beings on another planted"!!!!


    Others who think there could be something to this but reject the idea of the DIRECTED part, rather they hold that life could have been transported through space in comets or asteroids, and meteorites, but purely by accident. This is called Ballistic Panspermia. Then, by some "Miracle"? survived the all the rigors of space travel, for however long in time, even surviving the massive heat, of travel through Earth's atmosphere, then landing on a surface, suited for that life-form! These "SEEDS", then just happened to take "root", survive and even multiply, and of course "EVOLVE" into what we see today! From Fungus to turnips to the Boston Symphony orchestra, has their origins from other planets!
    Yet, even proponents of this idea admit this is highly speculative, but they suggest, that this would solve the most problematic problem: The explanation of the Origin of life on earth. Because how could the life-form on our planet have arisen from nonliving material, as the evolution theory teaches?

NOTE(JB): Does not life begat life? Thus this idea of Panspermia, IF TRUE, would solve this problem, however it does not show anyone how the diversity of life came to be on this earth, now does it?


     Some in science, have claimed that we already have the evidence for alien microbes reaching earth. In 1996, headlines were splashed all over earth, that a meteorite found in Antarctica, earlier, called the Allan Hills 84001 had shown evidence of life on Mars. The theory stated that the rock was blown off the Mars surface, by a meteorite impact ( JB. quite conveniently 4.5 Billions of years ago, the same age as stated for earth, which they claimed was but a molten mass???? Does it not strike you, dear reader, the more they explain, the muddier it gets?) .The announcement of the possible discovery of what would have been extraterrestrial life caused quite a stir, even prompting President Clinton to make a televised announcement to mark the event!
    However,, critics quickly pointed out to the many problems with that specific interpretation of the evidence found in this meteorite.  Before long, papers had been written arguing that the strange features on the rock were mere leftovers of a unique geochemistry and that nothing on the meteorite showed microbiological features. To this day scientists debate the question, even if the consensus is that Allan Hills 84001, however interesting, didn't carry evidence of extraterrestrial life from Mars'
     Hence, what might have been deemed a powerful example of how Panspermia could have happened doesn't seem to present any solid evidence for it at all. (JB how does anyone know it was a rock from Mars? Did it have a " Zip code on it?" after all there many Billions of planets out there , right?)


    The idea that panspermia is not a 20 nor a 21st Century idea, in fact the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras, who lived more than 400 years before Christ, believed that life could have started elsewhere in the Cosmos be fore coming here.. In 1743, the idea of panspermia appeared in the writings of a french natural historian named Benoi^t de Maillet, who claimed that life on earth began as seeded by germs from space that fell into the oceans. Others also promoted this idea as well, including the fam3ed Lord Kelvin, who wrote in 1871 that "we must regard it as probable in the highest degree that there are countless seed-bearing meteoric stones moving about through space.. If at the present instance no life existed upon this earth, one such stone falling upon it might {a wiggle word!}, by what we blindly call natural caused, lead to ots becoming covered in vegetation."......
NOTE(JB)" Of course all these people are far too highly educated to accept the Word of the Holy Bible, after all who can speak things into existence from nothing?  Funny that most of these "Intellectuals" rose to prominence post the book by Darwin, "The Origin of Species" that came from the fertile mind of Satan, and hit the public in 1850's! Along with "DAS KAPITAL, by Karl Marx and Engels' "Communist Manifesto" (who also began the international Trade Unions). Man what a trio,  in that each collaborated with the other! How ever, Darwin's book is beloved by the Left, they do not embrace that idea that the white race evolved long before all other races, thus far superior to all others, thus it's never spoken about nor written of, right? Lies built upon lies, is Satan M.O.!

...... Just how live ca n be sustained in a rock, is space for eons of time, is not ever explained, beyond dormancy, but????


     Genesis 1:1-2  In the beginning <re'shiyth> God <'elohiym>{PLURAL MEANING THE fATHER, THE SON & THE HOLY SPIRIT] created <'eth> the heaven <shamayim> and <'eth> the earth <'erets>. And the earth <'erets> was <hayah> without form <tohuw>, and void <bohuw>; and darkness <choshek> was upon the face <paniym> of the deep howm
>. And the Spirit <ruwach> of God <'elohiym> moved <rachaph> upon <`al> the face <paniym> of the waters <mayim>.
NOTE(jb) WITHOUT FORM [ tohuw} desolate, and void of life!
    Genesis 2:7  And the LORD hovah
> God <'elohiym> formed <yatsar> man <'adam> of the dust <`aphar> of the ground <'adamah>, and breathed <naphach> into his nostrils <'aph> the breath shamah> of life <chay>; and man <'adam> became a living <chay> soul <nephesh>.     Note, Life equals Dust+ Breath of Life from God= life. A souls is NOT any added on feature, that lives beyond life of body, breath of life return to He Who created it! Eccl,12:7 Anther lie of Satan men have swallowed since Genesis 3:4-5. 

    Ecclesiastes 9:4-5  For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

If none believe this, speak to God in prayer, He love to hear your opinion!

     Proverbs 14:12  There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
They speak for themselves, do not these verses?

   So they are right, without their knowing it for this reason.....
    John 1:3-4  "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men."
     John 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
     John 1:17-18  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

........   On the other hand, maybe there something to this panspermia all after all and Francis Crick might have been far closer than he realized. According to the Bible {and Crick), life did not originate here on earth in and of itself. Instead, it was purposely formed (just as Crick spoke of) by a non-earthly power, (again al-la Crick).
     Instead of aliens in space ship, though, or microbes in comments the Bible teaches that God Himself was the ONE who created all life on this earth, just as the Genesis 1 depicts.

    Genesis 1:20  And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
     Genesis 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    This idea is repeated all through the Bible,as we can see in.....

     Job 12:7-11  But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.  Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?

    Psalms 100:3-5  Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.

     Let's return to the creation of the man Adam...
     Genesis 2:7  And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
   This special action, took place, not in space, but right here on earth! Yet is shows that we are indeed, and i n point of fact created by an EXTRATERRESTRIAL BEING, and the Cross of Calvary shows just how much we each are loved!

NOTE(JB): Yes the Father-God giving His SON to die for our sins, is geatest sign of His love for each one of us! Sadly most know not of this, and many who do, could care..... less! Only Jesus Christ can bestow eternal life upon us! Proving evolution's ideas of theirs, as wrong,, if lucky love and then die to nothing!'


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

chapter 7 CONTINUED. Google would not allow me to advance on previous post JB

Continue post page 91.
Consider what happened when the great court of God convened in Heaven in the year of 1844. The first case would have been that of Abel, who was murdered by Cain his brother.   Yet as we are all sinners..... Romans 3:23 "...all have sinned, and come short of the glory that is God."
   Yet, he believed in the savior, and did as God required, he took a lamb and confessed his sins over it, slew the sacrifice. Thus as the Books are opened, in the which are all recorded sins, Jesus stood before God, pleading for Abel, "I have covered his sins with my blood, I want him in heaven with us." God the Father then looks at Jesus, and speaks, "Retain his name in the Book of Life"
    As we know not which name came next, but eventually Cain's name did. Now was he a religious man? Well he did murder his brother, yet Cain thought of self as righteous, and came to God with his thank offering, but he made no confession of sin , and in place of an animal for a blood offering he DECIDED, HE would gather up a few vegetables, and offer his OWN idea of a sacrifice to God> He even built an alter for it.
    Then he knelt down and prayed, asking God to accept his offering. God, however, had demanded a blood sacrifice, and refused to accept his substitute for sin. No one can ever earn salvation by his or her self's righteousness, as we have none!
     So as the Books are opened, could Jesus stand up for Cain? We know not, for we are not so told, however we can imagine Christ's sorrow, as He might say "Put his name in the Book of Death".
    And so forth it goes down through the ages for all of humanity.Each person MUST come before Jesus, as it has been outlined in this Sanctuary series, of studies, and in all honesty fully accept Christ ads their personal Savior, with loving obedience to His stated ways.
   The ONLY QUESTION LEFT IS: Have YOUR sins been covered by the blood of Jesus Christ?

   What about Y O U, my friend?  You being a person, who in man's eyes have lived a decent life, a law-abiding life, but Y O U did not obey God's rules for this life. Did Christ do anything for Y O U to save Y O U? 
   Jesus will point to the scars of His hands and feet, and says to the Father, "Father, I gave my life for that person, I died on Calvary, what more could I have done"? There's no obedience, no love for ME, and would not accept my sacrifice, and I cannot cover his sins with My blood.
    Slowly, but surely The Father-God says "Put this name in the Book of Death"!

Please know, the The Cleansing has not ever been this close to being finished. When it does it shall begin with the living, and when it is done, Probation will close, and sins no longer can be forgiven!
Thus each one of us shall stand or fall on our own merits, and chose which side we shall serve, God side or Man's side which is also Satan's side!

 for all those who think the rapture is secret and silent read on:  

     1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 " For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent{ come before them] them which are asleep.  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words."

     Revelation 1:7 " Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."

NOTE(JB): Just how much secrecy, can there be when every eye shall shall see Christ?  Or just how secret can it be with God shouting and millions of angles blowing their trumpets?
Yet, again I say "Never take the words of men, for the Word of God!"

(1) The Tribulations, of the trumps
(2) At this time span the Probation closes, and prayers shall not be answered.
(3) The SIXTH Trump is Satan's poor imitation of Christ, the Instead of Christ., Satan!
      2 Corinthians 11:14 " And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."

(4) The Last Trump, Christ's return, in the clouds, {He will not put His feet upon this earth, at this time, but stan, in his defacto body, shall walk upon this earth pretending to be Jesus! All T.V. cameras shall be on him,, 24/7 but do not even look at a T.V. in this scene!
(5) All the just will be resurrected and the living changed, and the angels will fly them up to Jesus for ever more!

(5 ) The unjust NEVER leave this earth!

     Revelation 20:6-7 " Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,"

Note(JB): 1,000 years this is the Millennium, Mille is Greek for 1,000 and Annum is year Mille Annum. Then the Final Judgment in which every knee shall bow, even Satan's, he is then forced to carry all human sins, as he and sins are tossed into the Lake of Fire's one time use!
Not at all the stories men have preached, now is it?

     Matthew 24:3-5  "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? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."

Thanking Y O U, dear reader, for your time, and I pray that you'll not be able to be deceived, due to your Bible studies!

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Chapter 7 "CHRIST IS THE ANSWER." L.M. NELSON- C.H.J. PUB. PP. 85-96.

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    As we have pointed out  during this study, once a year the Earthly Sanctuary was cleansed, on the Day of Atonement. It was a great and solemn day for the children of Israel. It was also a particularly holy day,j as none was allowed to to work, any work on this day period. It was the keystone of the sacrificial system, for it was a direct pointing to Christ, yet to come then.
    Anyone, old enough to understand, was to prepare their soul, in making sure each sin had been taken to the Sanctuary, and thus separated him or her, form their sins., If this was not done they were to be cut-off, from the people of Israel.

     Leviticus 23:29-30 " For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people."

Note(JB) Think that God is not serious about the "NO WORK" days?  LOOK  Exodus 20:1  "And God spake all these words, saying,
    Exodus 20:8-9  Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
     Exodus 20:10  But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:"

Now go and look at your calendar, and see which day is the seventh day , NEVER MIND WHAT MEN SAY OR DO LISTEN TO GOD'S WORD!

    Let's use our imagination, and think about what happened in 1844, the very first case, would be Abel, the Bible's first recorded victim., at his brother's hands, Cain.
    Remember Romans 3:23 ".. all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." 

   Revelation 18:2-4  "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."

    Revelation 21:7-8 " He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

JB : There is no salvation, nor a reprieve, from the second death, one is them Blotted -out, meaning removed from all living memories, as they have not ever existed!  Observe the Sabbaths, from Sunset Friday to sunset Saturday, not Sunday, as per Roman Babylon, only!

    And so the Day of Atonement was a very solemn occasion, for each had to self asses and examine that each and every sin had been confessed of and separated from the self unto the sacrifice, which today is Jesus Christ, in prayer and repentance and humbly seeking His forgiveness!

     Let us quickly remember once more the steps by which sin was separated from the sinner, and carried into the Sanctuary. The sinner must experience true contrition {be very sorrowful} for his or her sins, and repent { to turn away from that sin action] andeir hand upon its head , while confessing the sin(s) , and thereby transferring the sin to the animal. Then with their own hand, slay the animal, for the innocent victim must die for the sins.. Next, the priest had to catch the blood and now take it to the alter and put the a finger of blood on each of the four horns/corners, and then carry it inside and sprinkle it upon the veil. In this way was the sin both transferred and forgiven. After a long year of this one can understand the need for a cleansing, agree? Then the blood was sprinkled upon the Mercy seat, and the blood also was to be put upon the Scapegoat, thus symbolically removing all sin from the Tabernacle and into the this goat, that was led out to the wilderness, and left there to die. In this manner, the Sanctuary was annually cleansed, on The Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

    This has been ongoing in the Heavenly Tabernacle  by our High Priest and Redeemer Jesus Christ, ever since 1844. One day, soon the God The Father will announce, "It is finished". And our Probation shall end and Heaven shall be emptied and on to this earth, as His Second coming!
   That's when Jesus shall standup, cat of His priestly garments and say...... "Revelation 22:11-12 " He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."

   However, today Satan is spreading aboard a new philosophy which is completely opposite and contrary to the Bible, and teachings about the Sanctuary services the and now! He has deceived many into thinking that all sins for all time will be "Wicked at" by God, and that our dsins shall not be discovered until Jesus comes.  But LOOK......
   Numbers 32:23  "But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out."

     Psalms 44:21 " Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart."

NOTE(JB): You can be sure of this fact:: There are no unknowns with God. He knows each sin, each crime's perpetrators, the truth of each lie, each half truth, is a full lie, and each omision is counted as a lie!. But as most young people, they think they have the rest of their life to get right with God The Father, thus are in no hurry, but please remember, nobody is sure of a tomorrow! There's many in our morgues that are there well before their time, due to an accident, or hit by a drunk driver, or shot by accident, or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Or perhaps you are among the deceived, and think, "Well I've been good to others, so at death I'll see Jesus in heaven. But look....

     Ecclesiastes 9:4-6  "For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
    Ecclesiastes 9:10 " Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest."

NOTE(JB): If this is not clear enough please look at this.... Genesis 3:19 " In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."

However if you think as most have been taught, the body stays in the earth but the spirit goes up or down just read on:

    Genesis 2:7 "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."

MAN IS A WHAT?  a living soul, that all life that moves  and breathes is a soul"

Thus    DUST + Breath of Life = a living soul.   
Therefore at death we have Dust, as the breath of life return to He Who created it. 

    Ecclesiastes 12:7  "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."

  In Matthew 24 Jesus spoke directly as "Let no man deceive you by any means" three times and referred to deceptions two times all in one chapter make you think?

   Hebrews 9:27  "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"

In order to be judged are we then not be among the living, evn those who died 1000's of years ago?
Read 1 Corinthians 15:50-55. for the answer.

    Daniel 7:9-10  "I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand 
stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened."

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Chapter 6: "CHRIST the Advocate" L.M. Nelson- C.H.J. Pub. pp 76-84.

My many and sincere thanks to the two named entities for this work. (John B).

    In chapter four as we studied, Daniel 8:14 we discovered  some amazing facts concerning a prophecy that covered some 2,300 years, of this world's history, written about 500,  years before Christ! In fact one part of this very prophecy is the 1260 year portion that showed Rome as the persecuting power, from 538 A.D  [ Daniel 7:8. she removed the three powers-horns, thus ruled unopposed] through to 1798 A.D. when France's Napoleon's General Berthier took the Pope prisoner, disbanded the Vatican civil powers at that time, This not not restored to her until 1927 by Benito Mussolini and Gaspari, in the treaty of that year. This is the why the Vatican now has over 80 embassies in her boarders, and a seat at the U.N. the ONLY church on earth has this! Because she is a sovereign nation of 114 Acres, that wants to rule the world! Read Rev.13:2 know that Satan is this dragon, NOW THINK! The Bible has given us all the knowledge we need for our safety in salvation.

     Daniel 8:14  "And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed."

     We also learned, that this great foretelling, was to be divided into two parts, twp sections of time.The first covered, the 490 days/years, and the second covered the remaining 1810 years.....

    "......then shall the Sanctuary be cleansed." 

    However, before we make the same mistake as many did in 1844 A.D. we must make sure, and understand WHICH Sanctuary shall be cleansed, agee?  You may recall, there were TWO Sanctuaries at that time, ONE, which Moses guided the building of it, and latter The Solomon temple in Jerusalem, which continued just beyond the Time of Christ on this earth, and the ONE ORIGINAL built without hands, in Heaven!

     Hebrews 9:1-9  "Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.  For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.  And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercy-seat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;"

   The time period covered by this first Covenant [as in contract] , Paul has told us of the Sanctuary that was here on earth. He describes it in the these verses:

     Hebrews 9:2-5 " For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.  And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercy seat; of which we cannot now speak particularly."

  Note (JB):Therefore, none should confuse the two Tabernacles, the Original in Heaven and the copy on this earth., that was no more since A.D.70.

     The earthy Tabernacle {Hebrew for tent, as it was made to be portable}, services were preformed until the day when Solomon's Temple was built; then continued in it. Later, in the days of Zechariah the Prophet, the temple was rebuilt, because the Babylonian's destroyed this temple. This was the Temple in the days that Jesus walked upon this earth, until Rome removed it and destroyed the nation, and renamed it Palestine in 70 A.D

Note (JB):  Does this not negate the Arab's claim, of ancestral homelands, when the jews had another 1,000 years of occupancy?  Ishmael, Abraham's son with his wife Sarah' slave Koturah, he is NOT the child of the Promise!
       Genesis 16:11-12  "And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.  And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."
   Now know there shall not ever be "PEACE", in this region, between the Jew and the Arab, until Jesus' return!

  As you recall, from the previous chapters, the ENTIRE SANCTUARY SERVICE was symbolic of Christ's Priestly Ministry and Christ was represented in each and every Sacrifice. From the daily, to the yearly Day of Atonement, all this was but a "Shadow" that point to Jesus Christ's self sacrifice, yet to come, at that time!
      We should also remember that each and every article connected with the sanctuary, pointed to the Lord Jesus Christ as our Redeemer:
THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICK: Symbolic of Jesus, John 8:12  "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
THE TABLE OF SHEWBREAD:John 6:35  "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst."
THE ALTER OF INCENSE: Revelation 8:4  "And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand" Symbolic of the Holy Spirit*

*note (jb):  If can think of God, The Father, as a TRANSMITTER, then the Holy Spirit, that can....note can upon our invite, dwell within, as HIS,  RECEIVER do not ask me how, God said it, and I accept it, in this manner, for my understanding.

THE MERCY SEAT:  symbolic of God's Throne depicts our atonement, and His grace, via the Blood of Christ.
THE ALTER OF BURNT OFFERINGS:  served to represent Christ's sacrifice. He who freely offered Himself up to die for us all, willingly.
THE LAVER;  which pointed to Christ as the ONE Who cleanses us and makes us acceptable before the very presence of our great Father-God!

     Is it not a marvelous revelation that the entire Sanctuary service was symbolic of Christ's Priestly ministry?  He was represented in every sacrifice, and in each and every step of the service, and fulfilled both phases of the Priesthood-- the first by dying for fallen ma n, and the second by pleading before the Father for each and every repentant sinner, that confessed their sins.. But all of these things... the articles and the furnishings of the earthly Sanctuary, as well as the system of animal sacrifices performed by the earthly priests, all this came to and end when Christ, The Lamb of God, hung on the Cross, and dying when He cried, "IT IS FINISHED"; and the Inner veil of the Temple was ripped from the top to the bottom, by unseen hands!  This represented Christ's body being torn in death.

Note(JB): The torn veil, represented, man's ability to in prayer, approach the Throne of God, in the name of Jesus, to petition the Father. Humans no longer need a prophet, nor a human priest, to speak for them.

   Hebrews 8:1-2 " Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man."

  It is this Sanctuary that is to be cleaned, and finished just prior to the close of PROBATION. This is where Jesus is now meditating on our behalf. Can you now understand, that the earthly Sanctuary, as for the time frame covered by the Old Testament, but the Heavenly Sanctuary is covering the New Testament, the new and everlasting Covenant. This was put into place with Christ's blood and His human life, and the Heavenly Sanctuary took the place of the earthly one that was fully destroyed i n 70 A.D.
     The earthly priests had ministered until Christ was crucified, when the Lamb of God offered up His life once and for all, Jesus entered the Heavenly sanctuary as our eternal High Priest.

     Hebrews 8:8-10 " For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:"

    The priests, under the old Covenant performed their ministry in relationship to the Ten Commandments. So, Jesus Christ, our permanent High Priest, now in Heaven, will under the same laws, the same Ten Commandment, the Original Law of God.Yet, what is He saying, or telling us in the above passage?
    We are under a new contract, a new Covenant in where He will write His laws onto our hearts and minds, so He is saying: "I will give you a new heart, and write my laws in your heart."
     However, He did not say "I will abolish my covenant, and give you a new law"  and neither did He say "I will give grace to supercede the Ten Commandments."  What God is telling all is... trying to convey that He will write His law in our hearts/minds and bring our lives into conformity to His precepts, IF WE ALLOW IT! It's really all that simple, as all who desire eternal life, with loving obedience, shall gain it.

   Thus we can know, that Jesus pleads our case before the Father with His pierced hands and shed blood, on our repentant self.
      1 John 2:1-2  "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world."

Note(JB)" There's none going to Heaven with Jesus, at His Second Coming, unless they have allowed Christ's blood and His righteousness, to cover their manifold sins.

     In other words: Jesus is saying: "Father, my blood, my blood, I have shed my blood for those, and those who love me, for these dear ones I claim by the merits of my sacrifice, on Calvary, and plead that You Father, accept My sinless life for these sinful lives."

Yet we must always remember this:  Hebrews 7:25-26  "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.  For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;"

Note(JB): The "HE" is of course Jesus Christ, our High eternal priest.

     From 34 A.D. until 1844 Christ ministered within the first apartment, the Most Holy unit, as per the new Covenant. In 1844, Christ entered within the Veil, into the Most holy of holies, the Second Apartment, just as the earthly priests did annually, on the Day of Atonement, to cleanse the earthly sanctuary.
     This is what we read in Daniel 8:14:
     Daniel 8:14  "And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed."
    So Christ entered the Second Apartment in 1844 to finish the mediatorial work,, to becoming our
advocate. Thus very soon, Jesus is going to be finished, and He will cast down His censer, as our Great High Priest, and He shall say.......
      Revelation 22:10-12 " And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."

   At that point in time, our probation closes, and our appeals to Heaven shall not reach it. For all the times since 1844, to present, Jesus has been cleansing the Sanctuary, first for the Just dead, that shall arise at His return, and soon, all the living, shall be judged...
   Hebrews 9:28 " So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."

  If Y O U ans I, were able to see Heaven's Record Books,, we'd feel helpless and hopeless, BUT for Christ' sacrifice and effort, ALL who have confessed their sins ain repentance, to these Jesus will say: "I will blot out their sins, as I have covered them all with my Blood"
     Yet none should dare to presume their own salvation, without confessions of their sins for they shall hear.....

    "Depart from me,ye that work iniquity {lawlessness], I never knew thee."   Matthew 7:23 +/-. They will bear their own guilt, and be lost as they are cast into the Lake of Fire, and be instantly died and reduced to ashes.

NOTE (JB):  Jesus Christ, HE alone can save us, none other, and man-made edifice, nor church, nor human priest is able, all that is but "Tradition of men"..

    Matthew 15:3 " But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?"
     Matthew 15:6  "And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition."
     Mark 7:9 " And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition."
     Mark 7:13 " Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye"
      Colossians 2:8 " Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.."
      1 Peter 1:18" Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;"

It is the Roman Catholic Church, and its allies in Ecumenicalism, are the most tradition bound, in fact Rome holds it own historical writings above that of the Bible, which is the reason they differ so much in doctrine from the Bible! Plus the why of these verses.........

Revelation 18:2-4" And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues"

Revelation 13:2 " And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.:

   2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 " Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."

1 John 2:18 " Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time."

Note(JB) this suffers from a poor translation, instead of against of anti, it should read in place of, or instead of Christ, That's Satan's attempt to deceive.

Lastly this verse:
Daniel 7:25-26  "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end."

NOTE(JB):  There's but ONE and only one religious power on earth that all of Daniel 2, 7th  chapters points to,  and that is the Vatican's leadership! They even claim, to have the God-given powers to change God's laws! And they have done so! Even with the Ten Commandments the second the fourth, and the 10th split into two due to the second's elimination, but only in their Catechism books! They discourage us reading the Bible! It's far too  complicated for us folks Thus they use a dead language Latin or the pagan Roman empire!
    They have been playing us for nearly 2,000 years, and Daniel 7:25-26  "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end."

    Daniel 2:45 " Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure."

The Stone...Jesus Christ our ROCK!
Destroy it unto the end.... When He Jesus returns, He will put an total end to this Power that mixed civil and church in one rule, before and and shall again near the end....

    Revelation 13:2 " And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."
   Revelation 13:16-17  "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."

This church ruled State and Church as one, where ever they had a church, on earth, just as they did in the Dark Ages!. The last Court of Inquisition closed its doors in 1890, i n Peru! That's 128 years ago! She has not changed one iota of her laws and doctrines, only she says otherwise, and just as Satan , they lie alike a cheap rug!

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