GRACE BIBLE CHURCH

06-08-2022

PASTOR ROBERT R. MCLAUGHLIN

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Christian Soldier 78, Doctrine Of The Rapture, 5.

 

 

Point 7.  The Contrasts Between the Rapture and the Second Coming or Advent of TLJC.

 

So far, I gave you 11 principles concerning the difference between the Rapture and the Second Advent.

 

I will not repeat all of the passages we read on Sunday which revealed that they are totally two different events.

 

Therefore, here are the eleven principles.

 

  1. The Rapture removes all living believers from the earth while the Second Advent removes unbelievers from the earth; 1Co 15:51-52, Mat 24:40-41.

 

 

 

  1. In the Rapture, the saints are caught up in the air with Him while at the Second Advent of Christ, He returns to the earth.

 

  1. In the Rapture Christ comes to claim His bride while at the Second Advent He returns with the Bride.

 

  1. The Rapture results in the removal of the Church and insertion of the Tribulation while the Second Advent results in the establishment of the Millennial kingdom.

 

  1. The Rapture is imminent (i.e., could take place at any moment) while the Second Advent iis preceded by a multitude of signs.

 

  1. The Rapture brings a message of comfort while the Second Advent is accompanied by a message of judgment (Baptism of fire).

 

 

  1. The Rapture is a mystery while the Second Advent is predicted in both Testaments.

 

  1. The Rapture leaves creation unchanged while the Second advent entails the change in creation.

 

  1. The Rapture takes place before the day of wrath, but the Second Advent follows it.

 

  1. The Rapture is for believers only but the Second Advent has its effect on all men.

 

  1. The expectation of the Church in regard to the Rapture is "the Lord is at hand", Phi 4:5, while the expectation of Israel in regard to the Second Advent is "the kingdom is at hand", Mat 24:14.

 

So, these are some of the contrasts which may be presented to support the fact that the Rapture and the Second Advent are distinct events.

In continuing to prove the pre-tribulation Rapture, we also noted a lot of passages from REV 4:1 to REV 18:24.

 

Then beginning with Rev 19:1, we go back to the Church being mentioned.

 

Now, here is where we left off and where we begin this evening.

 

We need to note the problem behind 1Th 4:13-18.

 

1TH 4:13  But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope.

 

1TH 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

 

1TH 4:15  For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep.

 

1TH 4:16  For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

 

1TH 4:17  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.

 

1TH 4:18  Therefore comfort one another with these words.

 

The book of The Thessalonians is probably the best two books in the Bible on the Rapture.

 

 

Back in verse 13, 1TH 4:13  But we do not want you to be uninformed,

 

The Thessalonian Christians were not ignorant or uninformed about the resurrection.

 

The problem that they had was their misunderstanding of the relationship between the resurrection and the saints who had died before the Rapture.

 

Paul writes, not to teach the fact of resurrection, but rather the fact that at the Rapture, the living would not have an advantage over the dead in Christ.

 

Now, if the Thessalonians had believed that the Church would be going through the 70th week or the Tribulation period:

 

 

 

They would have rejoiced that some of the brethren had missed the period of suffering and were with the Lord without experiencing the outpouring of wrath.

 

In other words;

 

If the Church were going through the Tribulation, it would be better to be with the Lord than to have to await the evil that is about to come.

 

ISA 57:1 The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil.

 

And, The Thessalonians would be praising the Lord that their brethren were spared these events, instead of feeling that the dead had missed some of the Lord's blessing.

 

The principle is that the early church believed that the church would not go through the 70th week of discipline that God owes to Israel.

 

In their anticipation of the return of Christ they mourned for their brethren whom they thought had missed the blessing of this event.

 

1TH 4:18   Therefore comfort one another with these words.

 

The word of God teaches in Pro 30:5 that every word of God is pure.

 

And this means that no matter what the subject is, you need to learn it!

 

It also teaches that a pastor should teach them if he truly loves the Lord, and he will also study and teach until he is exhausted; 1TI 5:17.

 

 

 

1TI 5:17   Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

 

In 2TI 2:15 Study [spoudazo] to present himself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.

 

In fact, this same word translated study in 2Ti 2:15 is also found in 2PE 1:10.

 

2PE 1:10  Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent [spoudazo] to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

 

In 2PE 3:14  Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent [study] to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,

 

So, the pastor is to study and teach, that is his job.

 

And then…..

 

He is to take this study and in EPH 4:12 "equip the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;"

 

Now, I say all of this because one of the reasons why it is so important to document the Rapture accurately is that….

 

There are large movements in this nation which are based upon the belief that there is no Rapture.

 

Such as movements that many of you have heard about like the Christian coalition or the Promise keepers, etc.

 

There is also a movement called Dominion Theology which teaches against dispensations and promote cleaning up the devil’s world.

These conflicting views impact the "way" believers are involved in this present society.

 

Christian reconstruction teaches the victory of God's kingdom on earth during and continuous with our present era.

 

Whereas…..

 

Those who believe in the Rapture believe that;

Christ's will come back for His bride then seven years later His intervening judgment will destroy current society and then He will institute Millennial conditions.

 

For example, such conditions as….

 

Under the administration of Christ, the earth will enjoy perfect environment (ISA 35:1-7).

 

Universal peace will exist for the first time since the fall of man (PSA 46:9).

 

 

Infant mortality will be reduced to zero, and human longevity will increase dramatically (ISA 65:20).

 

A population explosion will result, repopulating the earth.

 

There will be universal knowledge of God (ISA 11:9; JER 31:33-34).

 

There will be materialistic blessings for Israel in the land; JER 32:41; ISA 61:8.

 

The sanctuary will be rebuilt in Jerusalem, Eze 37:26-27.

 

War shall cease and peace shall reign according to HOS  2:18.

 

HOS 2:18 "In that day I will also make a covenant for them With the beasts of the field, The birds of the sky, And the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land, And will make them lie down in safety.

 

The fact that this is also a definite characteristic of the Millennium, ISA 2:4.

 

ISA 2:4 And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.

 

Those are just a few of the conditions during the Millennium.

 

Now,

 

Today many Christians are attracted to the dominion position because they have an agenda, such as politics or social reform for which they believe will provide the vision to lead them to success.

 

And this is nothing more than creature credit and cleaning up the devil’s world!

 

 

 

This movement is not concerned with the fulfillment of such passages as Eph 4:12-13, 1Ti 2:3-4 but rather fulfilling their own agenda.

 

Remember that EPH 4:11 says  And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,

 

EPH 4:12  for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

 

EPH 4:13  until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ.

 

1TI 2:3-4  This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

Many believers get involved with these movements not directly but indirectly through the back door, rather than the front door of biblical study.

 

They arrive at these views not from the study of scripture but by the romantic attraction of changing the world.

 

This is why a true student of the word of God will let the scripture be the final authority not what seems pleasing to the world.

 

They stay away from groups like the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

 

Called Ambassadors For Christ but, they deny His deity, -- Their Founder who started the Jehovah’s Witnesses (Charles Taze Russell) is classified as a false prophet.

 

Apostolic Churches; many adhere to Oneness Pentecostalism = they teach there is only Jesus one God and Jesus is Him, not the Father and the Spirit = Jesus Only.

 

Aryan Nations is a Church of Jesus Christ.  Founder: Wesley Swift and teaches White-Caucasian can only become members).

There is the cult of The Worldwide Church of God (Herbert W. Armstrong) who believe in the application of the Judicial laws of Moses in modern society.

 

In other words, they teach that the Christian life is following the Ten Commandments.

 

These beliefs will not produce believers who honor, love or respect TLJC but rather…..

 

Produce a group of disillusioned people, completely distracted from God's present purpose for the Church-age believer.

 

There is the Unification Church is also called the Moonies founded by Sun Myung Moon who claims that Jesus failed when He went to the cross and died with the cross before the crown.

 

Moon says that he is come to pick up the failure of Jesus that Moon says he will fulfill which is namely the crown by bypassing the Cross.

 

 

For example, what is God's present purpose for the Church-age believer?

 

It is 1. To be filled with the Spirit, Eph 5:18.

 

  1. To walk by means of the Spirit, Gal 5:16.

 

  1. To execute the PPOG, 2JO 1:6.

 

2JO 1:6  And this is virtue-love, that we walk according to His commands. This is the command, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

 

What is it?

 

It is the PPOG for your life!

 

And……

 

What those who do not believe in a Rapture really believe is that our apostate civilization can be converted into the kingdom of God.

 

Therefore, They ignore or spiritualize 1Th 4:16-17, 2Th 2:1-3, 1Co 15:51-52, which all speak of the Rapture.

 

They ignore 1Th 1:7-9, Rev 19:11-16, which speaks of the Second Advent.

 

Also, They have no scriptural documentation to back up their belief of changing the world and making it a better place to live.

 

One of their major leaders’ states that all of God's laws, including the Mosaic Law, even till the last jot and title, as the King James says, should be applied directly to American life.

 

MAT 5:18 "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished."

 

And….This belief is contrary to the New Testament teaching in the Epistles, referring to the Mosaic Law as well as the subjection to Human governments.

 

ROM 13:1  Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

 

ROM 13:2  Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

 

ROM 13:3  For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same;

 

ROM 13:4  for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil.

 

ROM 13:5  Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake.

 

ROM 13:6  For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.

 

ROM 13:7 Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

 

Look at 1PE 2:13  Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,

 

1PE 2:14  or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.

 

1PE 2:15  For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.

 

1PE 2:16  Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.

 

 

 

Now, Believing in this eventual earthly triumph of the church, the reconstructionist have found a natural ally in many other organizations such as the positive confession movement.

 

GAL 4:16  Have I therefore become your enemy by telling you the truth?

 

Have you ever heard of Pat Robertson, Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Robert Schuller, Frederick Price, Norman Vincent Peal?

 

I’d say about half of you have heard of them, and there are many others!

 

In fact, there are many other denominations.

 

This is in fact, some even misinterpret Mat 11:12 and Luk 16:16 and say that we are to take the kingdom that God has given us even by violence, if necessary.

 

MAT 11:12 "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force."

 

Turn to our second reference beginning in LUK 16:15  And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

 

LUK 16:16 "The Law and the Prophets {were proclaimed} until John; since then the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.

 

LUK 16:17 "But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.

 

What happens in this movement is that they teach their adherents to use their authority in Christ to overcome all barriers to store up materially successful lives.

 

They apparently forget or misinterpret the message behind LUK 12:16-21.

 

LUK 12:16 And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a certain rich man was very productive.

 

LUK 12:17 "And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'

 

LUK 12:18 "And he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

 

LUK 12:19 'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

 

LUK 12:20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'

 

LUK 12:21 "So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

 

They take such scriptures like PHI 4:19 out of context which says And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

 

Notice it says “needs” not “wants.”

 

And….

 

This is very attractive to those in the lower-middle class life hoping to escape the economic restrictions of their lifestyles.

 

They teach that all blessings come from God and they are to have a positive attitude which they call Name it and Claim it.

 

They teach all good things come from God and all bad things are from the devil.

 

This is known as the Positive Faith movement.

 

And so, rather than a trust in the provisions made available from God the Father who is intimately concerned with each one of His children;

 

They are hoping for the improvement of the world to make things better for them.

 

There is the group call the Unification Church founded by a man called Sun Myung Moon who residing over mass wedding ceremonies in the early '80s.

 

(Nixon was there)

 

Founded by the late Sun Myung Moon, the Unification Church is also referred to as the "Moonies," and labeled a cult.

 

The point is that all these groups have no real Hope and reject TIT 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus;

 

Their Hope is not Col 1:27  "to whom the God decreed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery in the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of the glory."

 

The fact that Jesus Christ indwells you is the basis and origin of your hope not changing the world and getting involved in politics.

 

Hope anticipates the function of the integrity of God on our behalf.

 

1Th 1:3 "constantly bearing in mind your work of doctrine, and labor of love, and courage under pressure from hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of God the Father."

 

Hope is cultivated through the intake of doctrine.

 

Bible doctrine in the soul gives you confidence in the future and enjoyment of what God provides for you now and in eternity not changing the world and making it a better place to live.

 

Job 4:6  "Is not your respect for God your confidence?  And is not your hope the integrity of your ways?"

 

Heb 11:1  "In fact, doctrine is the reality from which we receive hope, the proof of matters not being seen."

The reality of blessing for time and eternity is found in hope not in changing the world.

 

 

So, The Christian reconstructionist emphasizes believers exercising dominion authority or their so called power in Christ to advance His Lordship over all things.

 

Since our Lord is the King of kings and the Lord of Lord's .

 

They say that His dominion extends to all of life and therefore we must take dominion and authority over the world and do it boldly.

 

They say that the promise land belonged to Israel starting with Moses, then carried on to Joshua and the Jews had to claim it by annihilating its occupants.

 

And so we must do the same!

 

Forget about getting prayer back into schools.

Get involved with the Government.

Blow up abortion clinics.

Kill the doctors!

 

 

Get involved with the community.

Get Jesus into society, etc,

 

What they teach is that God's kingdom is in this world and we must be like a church militant group confident of triumph.

 

JOH 18:36  Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting,

 

Let me show you how subtle this teaching is.

 

They teach that Adam forfeited his lawful inheritance when he rebelled against God; GEN 3.

 

Then they teach that Noah forfeited his lawful inheritance when his family ended up divided and rebelled against God; GEN 9.

 

Therefore, Satan received this inheritance when he caused Adam to sin.

 

He conquered the world in one day by Adam's default.

However, Then they say that TLJC restored the inheritance to His people when He defeated Satan on the cross.

 

Makes sense but it is not biblical.

 

Sounds sincere, but it is sincerely wrong.

 

They teach that Christians are required to pursue the same program of world dominion which God originally assigned to Adam and reassigned to Noah.

 

Again,

 

Ignorance of dispensational truth, and an inaccurate understanding of the word of God is the reason.

 

They have been led astray and distracted to help Satan clean up his world and create further accusation against God.

 

0  -----When in reality God’s program for the human race is not to take over the world but is found in many passages such as

 

1TI 2:3-4,  This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

These conflicting views impact the "way" believers are involved in this present society.

 

And each viewpoint produces different action as far as the Christian way of life is concerned.

 

The point of Christian reconstructionism is that it teaches the victory of God's kingdom on earth during and continuous with our present era.

 

They teach that we are living in the Millennium and we have to take over the world now with things like peace treaties and all the lies that we see in socialism and communism and capitalism.

 

 

They think that we are in the Millennium and therefore we should do our part to "change" the world!

 

Now, a premillenialist, which is what we are, believes that Christ's intervening judgment will destroy the current society and then Christ will institute Millennial conditions.

 

And so most people who get involved with this anti-rapture creature credit movement……

 

arrive at these views not from the study of scripture but by the romantic attraction of changing the world.

 

Some believe that their job is to rebuild our apostate civilization into the kingdom of God, and so pave the way for the coming Millennium.

 

So, whether they think that we are bringing in the Millennium or that we are living in it now, they are totally deceived.

 

 

 

This, of course, contributes greatly to Satan's plan to try and counterfeit the Millennium and get individuals to help him clean up the world and make it a better place to live.

 

Remember that Satan's major objective is to be "like" God, as found in Isa 14:14 where Satan said "I will make myself like the Most High"

 

This is actually one of the most important principles concerning Satan, and it also one of the least known principles about Satan.

 

This is why we are warned in

 

2CO 2:11 in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

 

Satan has deceived the world including the Christian church to make us think that he is totally opposite of God.

 

 

 

In fact one of the meanings of 2TH 2:4 which says that Satan opposes and exalts himself above every so called god or object of worship, is that Satan makes you think that he is something that he is not, but really he is!

 

He wants you to think that he is this ugly looking creature with a red epidermis......

 

carrying a trident.....or a pitch fork,

 

having a forked tail.....with green eyes......

 

horns on his head and fangs from his mouth....

 

And this isn't the devil at all....

 

If the devil walked in here tonight, every single one of you ladies would swum or float right to him because the devil is the most beautiful creature whoever came from the hand of God.

 

And probably one of the most shocking things you will ever hear is the fact that the devil is not interested in getting people to sin.

He is vitally interested in getting you to perform human good.

 

And if you are a do-gooder living under the power of your old sin nature then the devil applauds you but he doesn't bother with you.

 

Satan is actively interested in putting down any believer anywhere who knows Bible doctrine.

 

Satan is interested in performing all the good he can and eliminating the bad.

 

Satan is not interested in immorality.

 

Immorality is embarrassing to him because he is the ruler of this world.

 

And as the greatest creature ever created, this world is an insult to his leadership.

 

Satan's plan is to get humans to produce as much human good as possible and to infiltrate the plan of God with human good.

The only way he can do so is to persuade believers to perform human good.

 

And…..

 

He cannot do this to a believer who has a knowledge of doctrine but a believer who is ignorant of doctrine and therefore a sucker for human good every time.

 

Human good appeals to approbation lust!

 

Human good appeals to power lust.

 

Human good appeals to the O.S.N.

 

And, as far as most believers are personally concerned;

 

The only contact the devil will have with them will be the fact that they performed an X amount of human good to help the devil clean up his world.

 

 

 

 

Government, morals, education, art, commercialism, vast enterprises and organizations, and religious activity are included in the Satan's plan to deceive the human race.

 

In fact,

 

The presence evil in the world is not due to Satan's intention to have it so but his inability to control the human race.

 

This is why God's plan for the human race is not to clean up the devil's world, it is to offer salvation to the unbeliever and knowledge of doctrine to the believer.

 

What makes his deceptions so great are the overt similarities that he has with God.

 

Throughout history and prophecy there can be no doubt about the fact that the one thing Satan is after is worship from man.

 

 

 

And that's why he said to TLJC,

 

LUK 4:6 The devil said to Him, "I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.

 

LUK 4:7 "Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours."

 

And that's why during the Tribulation period the man of sin will demand the worship of the people of the earth or they will pay the penalty of death.

 

REV 13:4 and they worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?"

 

In REV 13:8 And all who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.

 

 

In REV 13:12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

 

REV 13:15 And there was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast might even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

 

Do forward to REV 14:9  And another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or upon his hand,

 

REV 14:10  he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

 

 

 

 

REV 14:11  "And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."

 

In REV 19:20  And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.

 

And that's why during the Tribulation period the man of sin will demand the worship of the people of the earth or they will pay the penalty of death.

 

REV 13:4 and they worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?"

 

 

 

 

In REV 13:8 And all who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.

 

In REV 13:12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

 

REV 13:15 And there was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast might even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

 

REV 14:9  And another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or upon his hand,

 

 

 

 

 

REV 14:10  he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

 

REV 14:11 "And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."

 

In REV 19:20  And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, remember that "the unregenerate and even regenerate humanity are said to be deceived by Satan.

 

And their delusion is both tragic and disgraceful because they don't have to be.

 

In REV 12:9  And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world;

 

In REV 20:3  and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed {it} over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed;

 

Many religious leaders today have dreams of a transformed, regenerated world as a result of human effort by means of Christian service and Christian values and this is without foundation according to the word of God.

 

And this is a perfect description of what's going on today with most churches and with most Christians who are involved with trying to make the world a better place to live.

 

And this is what happens when individuals do not understand the importance of the Rapture position.

 

The Church is not here to help the devil clean up his world.

 

And Satan's deceptions in this area will continue until he is bound and consigned to the Abyss.

 

But who will bind Satan and place him in the prison?

 

 

It is not the church or the believer that binds Satan, it is the Second coming of TLJC.

 

And so there is a form of deception which has seized members of the human race so that they have failed to see the uncomplicated teaching of the Bible with respect to the course and end of evil.

 

Evil is cleaning up the devil's world!

 

HEB 5:12  For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

 

HEB 5:13  For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.

 

HEB 5:14  But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

 

The form of deception that Satan uses to blind believers is that of negative volition toward doctrine.

 

So when God declares, as he does throughout the Bible that the world is to continue with increasing deception and to continue to live in the lie until it is crushed by the infinite power of TLJC, there is little ground for any attempts to save the world or to transform it.

 

 

And that's exactly what those who reject the doctrine of the Rapture are trying to do, clean up, save and transform the world.

 

It's an amazing principle when you think of it!

 

Here is this world that abuses people, misuses them, takes advantage of them and yet people invest all of their time in trying to make it better!

 

But it's the same way even with people!

 

The ones you do the most for, take it for granted, become familiar with your treatment and expect it!

 

And then the ones who do the less for them get treated like kings!

 

The point is that most Christians are involved with movements and programs to try and make this world a better place to live.

 

And if you try to point out the danger, you are considered to be a heretic and even evil.

 

When in reality, these apostate believers are so influenced by evil that they cannot even see their very own deception.

 

As Isaiah said in chapter 5 verse 20 they call evil good and good evil.

 

ISA 5:20  Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

 

Christians should not be involved in the attempted rescue of that which God has doomed to destruction which is this world system.

 

This world system is by its' very nature anti-God.

 

And again this is a perfect description of what's going on in Christianity today.

 

God has doomed this world, under it's present leader Satan to destruction and yet so many believers are working overtime to try and preserve the world that God has doomed.

 

And they are forgetting of course the fact that TLJC controls history.

 

Think of it....here is this world that the Bible describes as anti-god, and here are all these Christians sidetracked, minus doctrine, trying to clean up the "devils" world.

 

One of the greatest delusions Satan imposes is the supposition that only such things as society considers evil could originate with the devil, if indeed there is a devil at all to originate anything.

 

And actually it is the Word of God which reveals the fact that governments, morals, education, art, commercialism, vast enterprises and organizations, and much of religious activity are all a part of the deception of Satan.

 

 

Satan even uses all the good which he can in the world to try and accomplish his goal which is to be equal with God.

 

What are the things he aims to accomplish?

 

He aims to be like the most high!

 

And that is why the presence of evil in the world is not due to Satan's intention to have it so but the fact that Satan's ambition has led him to undertake more than any creature could ever handle.

 

The Bible teaches that the world system must be destroyed, not its evil alone, but all that is in it, both good and bad.

 

God will include nothing of Satan's failure into that kingdom which He will set up in the earth.

 

All the programs out today, whether Christian or non-Christian will be rejected when TLJC comes back to set up His kingdom.

 

And so the Satanic lie is expanded to the point where its'  manifestation embraces all that is in the world and it is built on the one original idea which characterizes it all, namely, independence of God.

 

One thing that Satan promotes is independence from God.

 

He is the father of creature credit!

 

 

And today scores of believers are involved with trying to clean up the world and make it presentable for TLJC, when in reality they are helping the super creature genius, Satan himself!

 

Those of the world system are not influenced by God's word.

Even cosmic Christians are not influenced by Bible doctrine.

 

This reveals the far-reaching effect of the Satanic deception.

 

And so there you have the reason why many things that Christians are involved with are classified as evil.

 

They are not dedicated to doctrine.

 

They are not accurate in their doctrine.

 

They are not interested in doctrine.

 

They are too busy.

 

Too busy doing what?

 

Too busy cleaning up the devils world.

 

Too busy getting prayer back into schools.

 

Too busy because they are involved in politics!

 

Too busy blowing up abortion clinics.

 

Too busy killing doctors.

 

Too busy trying to make the world a better place to live.

 

Too busy sticking their nose into other people's business.

 

Too busy intruding into the privacy of other people.

 

Too busy destroying property.

 

Too busy trying to make this nation a "Christian nation" when we are a client nation.

 

In a priest or client nation to God, there exist all the concepts of freedom, including privacy, the sacredness of property and life, free enterprise, and little government with big people.

 

Yet evangelicals today want to pass laws which would, in effect, make all unbelievers outlaws.

 

His is wrong and evil.

 

Under freedom, people have the right to believe in Christ, to be evangelized, and to say no or yes to the Gospel.

 

People's rights must be protected whether we agree with them or not.

 

Furthermore, believers in a client nation should be free to find their right pastor and learn the details of the PPOG from him, and as a result, to have a fantastic historical invisible impact.

 

In any client nation there are both believers and unbelievers, as well as many other religions besides Christianity.

 

 

There is no such thing as so-called "Christian laws."

 

The standards for Christianity are found only in the PPOG and in our portfolio of invisible assets.

 

Therefore, we have no right to interfere in the lives of others and dictate what they should wear, how they should think, or what they should say.

 

The impact of Christianity is found only in evangelism, yet few believers understand salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Therefore, to outlaw a certain segment of society because they do not adhere to Christian principles is a disaster.

 

To force a superficial theory of Christianity on all people becomes tantamount to tyranny.

 

We have the right to our opinions, but so do other believers and others who are involved in cults and religions.

 

People have the right to believe what they want to believe.

 

We have no right to persecute or imprison such people.

 

The Bible clearly emphasizes that the impact of Christianity on a nation is definitely spiritual.

 

Christians have civil responsibility in military service, paying taxes, and in fulfilling certain civic responsibilities.

 

But this does not include violence, destruction of property, intrusion on the privacy of anyone, or any form of civil disobedience.

 

Yet Christian leaders in evangelicalism today are advocating civil disobedience.

 

The separation of church and state demands that the believer understand his role in society in terms of the will, plan, and purpose of God for the Church Age believer as a member of the royal family of God.

 

The spiritual impact of the PPOG not only opposes the present modus operandi of Christian activism, but assigns it to the arrogance of the cosmic system.

 

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