The Rapture of the Church, What the Bible Say's
By Al James
Quote Dr. Ed Hindson
Dr. Ed Hindson in his book "Final Signs" "Amazing Prophecies of the End Times." Harvest House Publishers, Eugene Or. 97402 Dr. Hindson is also a Professor at Liberty University, and weekly speaker on the King is Coming television program. Dr. Hindson is the only television teacher I recommend.
"The fact that there will be a rapture is clearly taught in the scripture. The real debate is over when it will occur."
I have noticed that the overwhelming majority of Bible scholar wannabe's that reject the doctrine of the rapture of the church, usually are persons with a mere certificate of completion from some six month mail in correspondence course, or no formal Bible training at all. One can not rightly divide the word of truth without serious (years of) Bible study. Therefore I find it difficult to take these people seriously, however a person with at least a Bachelor's degree or better, I will listen to what they have to say. They are using mere speculation conjecture and assumption.
There is an exception to this, and that is of course the preterists, they have a few lettered men of note in that camp, I will deal with Preterism later.
An earned THD like Dr. Hindson however has my attention immediately. Since Dr. Hindson say's there will be a rapture, so let's see if that comports with the scripture.
But first these little nuggets. Those that say the word rapture is not even in the Bible, so that is proof that there is no such thing as a rapture. These people are just not being honest.
It is possible as we all know to say some thing without saying it out right, this is called thinly veiled speech. to understand thinly veiled speech we use the concept of reading between the lines.
The word rapture in the Bible The Latin Vulgate
Two questions come to mind here. Why would person's who claim to be coming to us in the name Lord, attempt such deception? Also, what else are they being deceptive about?
The word trinity is not in the Bible Either.
One of the most used objections Jewish folk have to Jesus is the fact that they say there is only one God. Citing Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And saying that Christians worship three Gods, IE the Father Son and Holy spirit. Thus Jesus can not be the Messiah.
However the word for God "Elohiym" is in reality a plural word, elohiym: divine ones source
Further Jesus himself said that he and the father are one.
John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father.
John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
At least one additional item they are being deceptive about is that, they say the rapture was never taught before 1830, the rapture doctrine is of recent origin. This also is not so, here is the proof.
The Pre-Tribulation Rapture: A new idea?
by Michael G. Mickey
The word Rapture is also in the Bible code.
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Zechariah 14:5 ...and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
Some preachers have perverted the word 'saints' to mean mighty angels this is pure hogwash. Nowhere in the bible are saints considered angels, it's just nonsense. Angels are messengers and nothing more.
Note the word "all" the saints with thee, it does not mean many saints, nor does it most saints, nor does it mean some saints, it means that when the Lord returns the second time at the end of the Great Tribulation he returns with all of the saved from the time of Adam through the flood, after the flood through the times of the prophets and through the Church age, until the time of the rapture itself.
All, means CAPITAL A double L, ALL, EVERYONE. Any further questions about the meaning of the word all? If so drop me an e-mail. As of 09/08/09 I have yet to recieve a single solitary e-mail asking further explanation of the word all.
Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
Please note that the righteous are taken away from the evil to come. Not as some suppose hidden from it, in the mist thereof. Yet again we have another verse of scripture alluding to the rapture of the church.
Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Those that are saved and have their sins forgiven are accounted worthy.
However those that think they are saved but are in reality trusting in their works to get them saved are another situation altogether. Those that believe one can lose one's salvation usually fall into that category.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Notice how these people are telling the Lord about "their wonderful works" It is however the Lord's wonderful work on Calvary and his shed Blood that we need to be trusting in, not our own wonderful works. Also note that their
'wonderful works' are called iniquity by the Lord.
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
These people usually also fall into this category, .
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
They just don't think God can pull it off. After all God needs their help to get them saved. (their good works, that is). If you think your wonderful works are going to get you to heaven, friend you, are sadly mistaken. Also note how the Lord say's Quote "I never knew you" not I once knew you then I forgot you, but "I never knew you" at all in the first place. These people were never saved, they just thought that they were. If you are trusting in your good works and wish to trust only Jesus pray this prayer,
'Dear Jesus forgive me for trusting in my good works, I rebuke the spirit of trusting in my good works, and will from now on only trust in your Blood shed on Calvary for
me, thank you Jesus for this forgiveness I pray in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen.'
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Seems pretty clear to me he is going to receive us unto himself. Does anybody else need any further explanation?
If you do send me an e-mail.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
Note the last seven words, "delivered us from the wrath to come". 'delivered' Strongs # 4506 Rescued. There is no such thing as rescuing someone after the fire is over. Likewise to say there is no rapture is to say there would be no rescue, you then have to toss this verse completely out of the Bible. This verse also destroys the notion of the post trib rapture. Because there is no such thing as rescuing someone after the fire, That is called recovery not rescue. More on the post trib rapture below.
1Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ...
Now the Christian does suffer persecution from the Godless of this world, but do not confuse that with wrath from God.
The Christian also may receive chastisement for sin from the Lord, also not to be confused with wrath. The Great Tribulation is the day of wrath.
Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
1 Thessalonians 4:17 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.
You really got to go around the world to explain this one away.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
It will be the Great Tribulation that will try them that dwell upon the whole earth.
Revelation 18:4 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.
When the Lord himself say's come out of her my people, I for one do not need any further convincing, or explanation, do you? Some people think that MB is the Catholic Church,
if that is so there would have been no need to put Revelation 18:4 in the Bible Because all protestants are already out of MB. Yet even others use this verse to relocate to some deserted Island some where, leaving what ever country they believe MB to be, no none of this is correct, this is merely the Lord rapturing the his people.
Revelation 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. 6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.
This is the marriage supper of the Lord, it is taking place during the Great Tribulation.
My question is do you think that the Lord would throw a party, while part of his bride is below on the earth suffering through wrath? That just doesn't quite set well with me, what about you?
The concept of the rapture is also found in the Old Testament.
Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
Those rapture deniers should consider this. When I say rapture deniers I do not mean those that believe in some form of rapture, there are many different versions of rapture, I am speaking however of those that say there will be no rapture at all, of any sort.
There are many Christians who are sick, infirm, elderly, poor, and disabled. These people have no possible way to defend them selves, they can not even drive a car due to infirmity, and certainly no means to flee to a safe place.
What exactly the rapture deniers are saying is that God is
going to leave all these folk in the great tribulation to fend for themselves, while antichrist is running around on earth torturing and slaughtering Christians,
Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, some have said that AC will not slaughter all Christians, Well what a comfort that idea is. But this makes no sense sinse AC will kill even the two witnesses, who can even perform miracles of God.
Does that sound like a loving God that would write
That just does not sound to me like a God who would do right.
Abraham Quote Genesis 18:25 "...Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
Yes Abraham the Judge of all the earth will do right.
That is why I know (along with a mountain of other scriptural evidence) there will be a rapture of the church.
Further it may be possible, because of free will, rapture deniers, may not be raptured, God is not obligated to take anyone where he is unwilling to go.
This is rapture version is called the partial rapture, and it may have some basis in fact.
Another evidence that I know the rapture teaching is scriptural is all the obsessive, hateful anti rapture
theachings that are completely out of control. Hate is not of God. The rapture doctrine has been called a doctrine of satan, and those that believe in the rapture are a cult .
It has become so out of control that the Faith and God section of Ourchurch.com forums has been closed due to these anti-rapture hate mongers. People that post such hate material are certainly not of God, for God is Love.
Such haters are not to be taken seriously, neither is their doctrine. One such rapture hater was so ignorant of biblical doctrine he said that he thought that the word charity of 1corinthians 13 was giving ones money to the poor. Here we have a clear example of a babe in Christ that does not even have a grasp of the most simplistic and basic milk doctrines, posting on topics of hard meat this person was obviously merely parroting the unsound unscriptural teachings of his six month mail in correspondence course pastor. Thesae people have absolutely no credibility, and no one should pay any attention to these people.
1 Corinthians 3:1-2 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.tention to them whatever. If you know not milk doctrines do not try to teach others on meat topics such as the rapture, eschatology, apologetics and all the rest. This is exactly why Paul said,
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Let's review, that makes eight scripture verses that comport perfectly with Dr. Hindson's thoughts on the rapture, therefore I must conclude that Dr. Hindson to be correct in his premise, "The fact that there will be a rapture is clearly taught in the scripture. The real debate is over when it will occur."
I also reject the thoughts of those who oppose the rapture, types who fit this description "six month mail in correspondence course, or no formal Bible training at all" on this topic, because they have not Studied to shew thyself approved... 2 Timothy 2:15
Definition of denier, "a denier of harsh realities."
Those that have ears to hear let them hear.
In early 2006 I heard a well known preacher who also claims
to be a prophet that has a shortwave radio program, say that the Lord told him that the false doctrine of the rapture would no longer be preached or taught by bible scholars in 2006. In January 2007 I heard Dr. Ed Hindson teach on the rapture on his Television program the King is coming. Therefore the well known preacher who also claims to be a prophet missed that prophecy, You all know what the Bible says about a prophet whose prophecy fails.
Deuteronomy 18:22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
In summation always remember that the rapture denial is of recent dating. The early Church did not write any doctrinal writings denying the rapture doctrine, it's origin is only about twenty years ago. But it only proves that we are indeed, in the last days.
II Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts.
Some mistakenly think that a rapture of the church constitutes another second coming of Jesus, WRONG. The Scripture states when the rapture of the Church occurs we meet the Lord in the air, or upper atmosphere. We DO NOT meet him on the ground. Therefore this is not another second coming. It never ceases to amaze me how twisted and perverted the Bible can become to those who write such nonsense without first doing the study and research, then
post their meaningless drivel to the internet without apology. These christian clowns actually think they have a legitimate and valid case.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 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.
This rapture/second coming nitwittery also does in no wise comport with Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into Heaven.
What conclusions can we draw from this verse?
Men on earth saw Jesus ascend into heaven, therefore men on earth will see Him return at the actual second coming. During the rapture no man or woman on earth will see Jesus, the raptured ones will not see him until they are in the air, off the earth.
Prior to his leaving the earth. Jesus feet were on
the ground, conversely when he returns his feet
will touch the ground.
What part of 'in like manner' do you not understand?
High Tech Rapture
Men have been bragging about their high tech toys now for sometime, intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). stealth technology, Ipods, cell phones, internet and all the rest. Well friends it all is about to come to a screeching halt, as G-D himself is about to show men on earth his own High Technology, the Rapture of the Church in glorious High Definition.
I heard Jesse Duplantis preach some years ago that he saw lightning coming from the Lords hands, and then the rapture happened. A few days ago I came across this video of Perry Stone who said exactly the same thing.
Perry says that the lightning created by the Rapture will cause an EMP: Electro Magnetic Pulse, which just seems to me that this would fulfill this prophecy of David's
Psalms 99:8 ...thou tookest vengeance of their inventions. Watch Perry's video above for the explanation of what an EMP can do to electronic devices.
Further many rapture proponents have theorized how are those left behind going to explain the sudden disappearance of multiple millions of people. One such video had police detectives running around all over the place on all these missing persons cases, Trying to find these people. Perry says no they will not have to explain anything to anybody. I concur.
My own theory is that the Rapture will take place just prior to the prophesied destruction of Mystery Babylon/United States, which according to the Revelation chapters 17 & 18 takes place in just one hour (I take this a literal hour). And this notion just happens to fit like a glove with this Quote "I was raptured just as 3 missiles exploded around me"
The Lord is giving us the pieces of the puzzle in
machinegun like rapidity. I expect to see the next move of G-D very soon now, possibly, even the Rapture itself.
Perry Stone recently did an in depth study of the rapture. I reccomend it. Rapture series #'s 506-511<><<><<><<><<><<><<><<><<><<><<><<><
By Al James
Now the preterism issue, preterism says that all end times bible prophecy has already been fulfilled in AD 7O when Jerusalem was destroyed. However the Apostle John wrote the Revelation around the year AD 90-95 a full 30 to 35 years after this fact, so therefore all end time prophecy could not have possibly been fullfilled in AD 70. John would not have prophesied something that had already happened, as he clearly states, "things which must shortly come to pass" that is not prophecy that rather is called history. Revelation 1:1. The perterists are just simply wrong, that is just all there is to it. Please note the perterists are a small minority of Bible Scholars, and therefore they are not mainstream.
The preterists say that the book of Revelation was written in the first century for the first century Christians, and that it had meaning only for them. They further state that Rome was
the oppressive antichrist government that author John the Revelator was preaching against, and that
he had good personal reason to. (He had an axe to grind, according to preterists) The Romans were persecuting Christians at the time (including himself).
However the book of Revelation calls this oppressive End times antichrist government Mystery Babylon, NOT mystery Rome! Thus their basic premise is in error. Therefore we have yet another talking point proving the preterists wrong.
Secondly the end times one world government, the scripture say's will cover the entire world. The Roman empire of the first few centuries does in no wise fit this model, as the Roman empire only covered a very small portion of the entire world.
Third they point to Nero Caesar name adds up to 666, that is pointless, as many people's names add up to 666 depending on which letter/numerical system is used. For example Ronald Wilson Reagan = 666, six letters in each of his names. Henry Kissinger's name adds up to 666 as does Hitler's and others ad nauseam. So Caesar Nero adding up to 666, is totally meaningless, as far as Nero they must commingle his name with his title in order to come up with the 666, the scripture mentions that AC's name equals 666, it does not mention commingling the name with the title to come up with 666, more error on the preterists part in my humble opinion.
The heart of preterism
You people (preterists) have no idea of what is coming, none whatever. When the great tribulation hits you folk will be totally unaware of what is happening right under your noses. Your doctrine is going to condemn millions of souls to the fiery pit. Because you will say it is ok to take the chip implant (mark of the beast) don't worry be happy, all end time prophecy was fulfilled in the first century, there is no such thing as Mark of the Beast, the Revelation is all allegory, symbolism, and metaphor, it's ok, everything is going to be alright. Because all of our best(preterist) theologians have said so.
Genesis 3:1 "...Yea, hath God said..."
More on why the preterists are wrong Watch.
And finally the preterists deny the physical, visible, literal, second coming of Jesus Christ.
This is what the Lord has to say to the preterists today.
Habakkuk 1:5 Behold ye among the heathen [nations], and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work
in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.
Matthew 16:2-3 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times.
This also applies to the rapture deniers.
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Now these last thoughts, I do believe in the pre/trib rapture but, I can live with the mid trib rapture, while the post/trib rapture is completely out, in my view. Think about it, why would the Lord rapture the Christians to Heaven at the same time that he is leaving Heaven to come to the earth, remember this verse? John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. A post/trib rapture theory does not comport with this Scripture, I will stick with the Scripture over a theory.
The rapture is for believers only. When studying the scripture we must study line on line, Precept on precept, and in context, comparing as many verses as possible, so as not to teach error. This is something that persons with a mere certificate of completion from some six month mail in correspondence course, or no formal Bible training at all, do not do, that is why they come up with error.
We also often times must go to the trouble to look up the meaning of key words in the dictionary otherwise we can get a totally different meaning out of the verse, a meaning that was not intended. This is something else the six month correspondence course guys do not have the time to be bothered with.
Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds...
gather Strongs #1996 episunago "to collect upon the same place"
1 Thessalonians 4:17 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.
Caught Strongs #726 Harpazo to seize, catch (away up), pluck, pull, take (by force).
These are two entirely different words, with two entirely different meanings. Therefore we must conclude the post tribulation theory to be in error.
Pauls words I Thessalonians 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words, rings very hollow to me if there is no rapture, and I must endure the wrath of the great
Jack Kinsella Quote:
If that event is to take place at some point after all the Christians are massacred by the antichrist, then Paul's next words make very little sense: "Wherefore, comfort one another with these words." 1st Thessalonians 4:18
Also there will be no need for a post tribulation rapture, because we will already in Heaven, or butchered by the AC.
Why do these people do this? I suppose after they get saved, (I am not so sure they actually are, even saved, as so many of their teachings are in error,) but after this they get all hyped up, and are allegedly called to the ministry, and want to go out and kick some heretics rear all over the place, with their truth, which as it turns out is not even truth at all.
Always remember in Christianity this cute little catch phrase "if it is new, it cant be true." preterism started in that is way too new to be true. Also remember that the first, second, and third century church fathers wrote nothing on the topic of endtimes events had been fulfilled in 70 AD. Matter of fact what is it we are always told whenever the subject comes up? Every generation for the last 2000 years have thought they were in the end times. If all these generations were looking for the return of Christ they could not possibly have been preterists.
Ezekiel 7:19 Word Study
By Al James
Ezekiel 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels, because it is the stumbling block of their iniquity.
removed: Hebrew for a separation, or, uncleanness
It seems to me here this verse is not talking about the money being thrown into the streets because it is worthless, ala the confederate dollar, but rather due to some sort of contamination, or disease associated with it, 'uncleanness' they are trying to get away from it
'separation' due to the said uncleanness. Is this talking about a possible anthrax, or other biological? You know it is possible to mingle poisons with a substance that causes the poison to be absorbed through the skin, as with various pain relieving creams, this is called
"Transdermal Drug Delivery" If this is the case then it has to be talking about the paper currency that we use today in place of actual gold and silver metals, as we do not even use the metals today. Except for
the few coins we carry around and they are cupronickel not even actual silver.
And besides what better reason to go fully cashless society, we have to do away with currency to save lives.
Other verses definitely predict the doom of the economy, upon further review I do not think this is one of them.
The csae of Kathy Nguyen the New York city hospital worker, whose death, has never been solved, might possibly have been a trial run to see if transdermal anthrax delivery, via currency would work.
Related news articles.
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Flu sticks to currency.
How to Donate to Charities Responsibly
By Al James
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With the hurricane season right around the corner you will be enticed by the mega giant charity corporations aka big charity to give them large chunks of your money. But should you? the short answer is no, and over the next few days I will be adding links here like the one at the bottom of this article (shriners) showing why not.
Whoever you donate to make sure you get their financial statement before you donate and make sure that no more than 40% goes to administrative costs, this from Bruce Williams talk radio host Also make sure you know how many paid employees make more than $100,000.00 per year, and just how much they do make, if they make very much more than $125,000 I would not give them a single dime. If any charity refuses to supply you this information just do not donate to them. You might also check them out through the B B B.
Some of my favorite charities include local little league baseball, Police Athletic League, I was a fund raiser for Pinellas county Fla. PAL for six years so I do know a good bit about charities/fundraising. Pop Warner football teams, most any kids sports teams are most likely to be ok. But when dealing with the Mega Giant Charity Corporations be extremely careful.
All of this also applies to the Mega Giant Christian Television ministries, matter of fact I do not ever donate to any Christian television ministry, neither should you. Why you ask? Because the overwhelming majority of them promote false doctrine. There however is one TV ministry that I could donate to, but only because I know personally the minister that teaches on the program, if you wish to know the name of this TV teacher, (he does hold multiple earned doctor degrees) just drop me a e-mail.
Also remember when these Christian television ministries wish to give you a book or Bible or something as a thank you for donating to them you can usually purchase the book or whatever item in your local store at about half the cost than that which they ask you to contribute to themselves.
Let us never forget the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker fiasco.
Now mind you I am absolutely for forgiving Jim and Tammy Faye, but conversely I do not think that Mr. Bakker should ever be allowed back in ministry, to me he has lost all credibility, and that can never be restored. He also brought unimaginable reproach to the Lord's name and cause.
But do not ever forget to get their financial report first.
As far as donating to ministry (especially online, TV and radio, ministries) also request for their complete statement of faith, including denominational affiliations. Many alleged ministries purposefully do not disclose their
denominational affiliation in order to dupe genuine christians into donating to cults, such as Seventh Day Adventism and the like. If you agree with their ststement of faith then donations are acceptable. An informed contributor is a responsible contributor.
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Why does God Permit Suffering?
By Al James
Why does God permit tragedy like the 2004 tsunami? Then turn around a year and half later hit them again with this earthquake. If there is a good God then why does he permit all of this death and destruction?
James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the
gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our
These are typical questions asked by those that are not Christian, the unsaved just can not understand the concept that they are sinners, and need a savior. As we have seen in Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, this was written over 2,000 years ago, I am here to tell you that in the year 2006 it still is.
Maybe just maybe, these news articles below are why the
Lord, has permitted this destruction, child prostitution and false religions are sin brothers and sisters, in Christ
sin with a capital S.
Java Earthquake takes out Hindu temples.
Indonesia's shameful export, child prostitution.
Flesh trade in Sumatra.
Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
God has a special love for little children, as do most all of us. So is it any wonder then that when little children are contemptuously treated, that the God of the universe should take action?
Genesis 18:25 Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
Remember God is a God that has given promises to his people, and even occasionally grants us a miracle or two. But no such promises are ever given to those who are not his. The unsaved think that they are automatically granted these protections, just because they are a good person or what ever reason, not so.
Psalms 34:7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
Note the verse says that those that fear the Lord. have an angel to look after them. It does not say anything about sinners or unsaved having an angel to deliver them.
However God will never permit anything like this when we get to Heaven. no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no earthquakes,
no wars, no crime, no terror, just perpetual peace.
Ezekiel 34:28 Isaiah 17:2 Micah 4:4 Zep. 3:13 ...but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.
Why do we Hate the Homeless?
By Al James
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Jeremiah 22:3 Thus saith the Lord; execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Revelation 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, a measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny…
Now the above scripture means this. A penny when this was written was the average daily pay for unskilled workers, so what it say’s is this, workers in the last day’s, as this is an end times prophecy will work all day and receive as their pay, only enough money to buy a couple of loaves of bread. This can play out two or three different ways, one hyperinflation as we seen in the 1970’s under the Jimmy Carter administration. Two or extremely low wages to workers we see today with all the cheap labor being imported into the United States, by your congress and outsourcing American jobs to third world countries. Three or more likely, a combination of the two.
I ask myself why do people hate the homeless? Well I think it is because that the majority of homeless are white men, white because black folk have easier access to government social services, section eight housing, food stamps, welfare payments, and all the rest. And we all know how the National Association of Gals has been promoting hatred of men for the last thirty years, well apparently their campaign of hate has been quite successful.
Quote Chuck Baldwin
"Feminism is a tool of the enemy to emasculate America's husbands and fathers,"
Secondly the majority of homeless are veterans, a statistically verifiable fact. Our politically correct, and liberal, antiwar society says that it is ok to hate white men, and that goes double if that white man is a veteran. And because they are veterans, our liberal brethren's hatred of users of guns also figures in here. Gun owners are called "gun nuts," and "knuckle dragging gun toters," and other such vile names of hate, and the veteran homeless gets all this in spades, because he can not fight back. We all remember how the returning Viet Nam veterans were quite literally spat upon when arriving home, and were called baby killers, and other such vile names, there were no brass bands and parades for these men, now these men are walking the streets day and night, and may never see a friendly face, or hear a friendly word the rest of their lives. Many Have taken to alcohol and or drug abuse, and end their lives in a pool of their own vomit in a filthy gutter in some inner city slum area, unable to take the hate from an entire society that hates their guts with such passion any longer. Jesus suffered something like this when he hung on the cross and the hate and sin of not only the whole world but the hate and sin of every generation for six thousand years was laid upon his shoulders. Jesus cried out while hanging on the cross My God My God why have you forsaken me. It must be the same for the homeless, their family, and their children their employer, their country, have all turned their backs to these men. Let's face it, some people after being beaten down by society so hard and so many times, some folk just can not pull themselves up by the boot straps, to start all over again, that does not make it their fault.
These same guy's that went to Gulf War I, (and other wars) to stop a despot from taking over Kuwait, come back to America sick from depleted uranium, cant find a job, the job they left behind is all too often given away to somebody else, then with no income their wives eventually leave, taking their children with them, the government that promised them health care say there is nothing wrong with them, it's all in their head. This saves the government millions of dollars in GI disability payments, to give war veterans disability payments would be a budget buster, it's just not in the budget, no matter where they turn they are stopped by some roadblock, so we break this promise to the veterans. Then we wonder why these men can not pull themselves up by the boot straps and start over again. Then we spew all this hate out at them, some people even call the cops on them to get them out of their neighborhood, thinking throwing them in jail will solve the problem, well folks that may get them out of your sight, but it solves no problems. As a matter of fact I do not think that this issue will ever be solved until, the hate in our own hearts, for our fellow man has been dealt with first.
Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
It's gotten so bad that ten year old children are bashing homeless men with cinderblocks, God have mercy on us, U. S. Read what this callous and hateful blogger thinks of homeless men.
"Who cares, it was just some worthless, homeless piece og filth. These little scamps are just good natured kids out to have a little fun at the expense of some drunken bum."
What ever happened to "Innocent until proven guilty?"
The Public Neo Lynching of Men and of Women
By Al James
04/12/07 Updated 07/06/11
J. Cheney Mason, Casey Anthony defense attorney
No we don't use tall oak trees, the stocks, or public stoning, any more, we use the MSM, mainstream media, to destroy ones character, which is even better, when one serves his time in the stocks the whole thing is over and done with, and forgotten then and there. For those destroyed in the MSM the ordeal is never over, they will also lose their jobs, and be a pariah, shunned by society for life. One of the Duke lacrosse players was offered a job on Wall Street, which was withdrawn after the false allegations were leveled. The lacrosse coach resigned under pressure from superiors, due to the allegations. Numerous peoples lives and careers were destroyed for a life time due to these absolutely bogus charges which is just fine with the so called black leaders, you see all the time on the same MSM television programs. The question has been asked by Ray Donovan after his acquittal of corruption charges, which were politically motivated said, "Where do I go to get my reputation back," that question is being asked again today by these young gentlemen, who at a very early age received a hard lesson, about how hateful this country can be. I would not be writing this editorial, if I thought that the Duke lacrosse case was an isolated incident, but rather as you know this same scenario plays out all too often in the MSM. We should also consider those that do not have the ability to hire expensive attorneys and fight bogus charges, they just try to get the best deal they can get. Usually payment of fines and cost of the court, with charges withheld from the public record. These cases fill our courts in the US by the thousands daily, but you never hear a word about them from TV or radio programs, why you ask? Because nobody cares one hoot about them. The prosecution has unlimited resource$ to prosecute a poor defendant, the poor defendant gets a minimum wage lawyer (public defender), and they call that equal justice under the law.
This my friends is exactly why we consider someone innocent until proven guilty. Why have you forgotten that? This legal concept has eroded a great deal today. It's called the slippery slope. And our constitution has likewise been degraded because of greedy, climb the ladder at any cost, full speed ahead, damn the law, the constitution is just a gxx dxxx piece of paper, prosecutors, lawyers, police officers, sheriff's deputies, State troopers and yes politicians. This is where America is at today, do you like it? I hope you do, because it's not going to change anytime soon.
Now we come to the surrender of our liberties, as that is related to this ongoing story as well, these same prosecutors, lawyers, and politicians, would have us give up our liberties and freedoms under the false pretense of security, after all they say "if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about." Well, as it turns out we have plenty to worry about, as long as there are ambitious prosecutors willing to do anything to get reelected. So did Richard Jewell, the Aisenberg's And Steven Hatfill the person of interest in the anthrax mailings case, and on and on ad nauseam. By the way Steven Hatfill is suing, which will cost the taxpayers millions as did the the Aisenberg's lawsuit, and Richard Jewell's.
The taxpayers should be outraged about this, and demand
Mr. Nifong reimburse them for what it will cost them in law suits.
I understand these scriptures and the quote, a good bit better today as I have literally seen it happen before my very eyes.
II Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption:...
Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked beareth rule the people mourn.
Matthew 10:26 ... for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, and nothing hid that shall not be known.
"There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under cover of law, and with the colors of justice" United States vs. Jannotti
Mike Nifong apologizes to his victims, that he tried to put in jail.
However we here at AHS feel that is insufficient, Mr. Nifong must serve time in prison for his crimes, in my opinion. After all, if Martha Stewart's crime of lying was worthy of jail time then Mr. Nifong's crimes are worthy of jail time as well. Also there is the issue of reparations to the victims, one of the victims lost a very lucrative job, that issue must be addressed. Mr. Nifong called the victims hooligans, which is, in all likelihood slander, that issue must be addressed. And also the charges of malicious prosecution must be addressed. And let's not forget that Mr. Nifong was acting on behalf of the state of North Carolina, so if Mr. Nifong is guilty of crimes so is the state of North Carolina, so the state may owe reparations as well to the Duke victims.
It is my opinion that the duke Lacrosse players should sue the school, the county, and the state, and make sure the amount of compensation is so high that at the very least the county is sent into bankruptcy over it. The reason for this is to send a message to those politicians that allowed this type of behavior on the part corrupt prosecutors never be allowed again, EVER. A few million dollars will only send the message that they can get away with it as all money damages will just be passed along to the taxpayers any way, then it will be business as usual. the damages must amount to hundreds of millions, to send the proper message.
And also the Duke faculty made some derogatory statements against the team early on. The Duke faculty at the very least owe the lacrosse team an apology as well. Reparations? Well, maybe, if any slander was committed. The guilty comment was way over the line, and may be worthy of monetary damages.
As a matter of fact I suggest that the State take a look of all of Mr. Nifongs previous convictions, to see weather or not similar illegal tactics were used in those cases. Maybe all convictions in that same county should be investigated. Further I would ask all persons convicted by Mr. Nifong improperly to come forward and tell their story.