I used to attend church on Sunday morning, but I grew tired of the church-people attitude.  In the churches I attended, the people in them were cynical and extremely disorganized.  Because of these experiences I stopped attending church but still read the Bible and kept in daily communication with God (alias Jesus Christ.)

In May 2011 I found a singles Christian group on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com Through this group I learned about the Compass Community church that meets on Saturday evenings and everyone eats dinner together before the service.  Their website is at: http://www.compasspointcommunity.com/

After attending the first service in May, I immediately knew that the Holy Spirit was present within this group.  I could feel it; and I was drawn to it.  Now, I look forward to attending every Saturday and often show up early, just to talk with the minister and his wife, Ron and Misty Weide.

June 25, 2011 was the fourth meeting I attended at Compass Community and it was an interesting one.  A lady brought up a topic that every one of us has thought about at one time or another. It was the same argument that unsaved people have: If God forgives our sins, why are innocent people hurt and murderers, rapists and child molesters get away with their crimes?  Why does God save people like this and not allow them to suffer for their sins?

One gentleman told her that the price of sin was paid on Calvary by Jesus Christ and that no sin was unforgiveable.  And even though someone like Hitler could have been saved at his dying breath, he would still suffer the consequences of his behavior at the Judgment Seat of Christ.  Another gentleman then began talking about the two judgments, where we are all judged for our works that were done for Jesus Christ.  These two judgments are: (1) Judgment Seat of Christ and (2) White Throne Judgment.

Although everyone who has been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ will live in Heaven with our Lord and Savior throughout eternity, there are various levels to Heaven and Heaven is a kingdom.  Every saved person will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ based upon the works they did for Jesus Christ in this lifetime.  We will then be awarded eternal crowns based upon our service.

However, at the White Throne Judgment, the unsaved will be judged.  And this is where Satan will bow and admit that Jesus Christ is Lord.  The unsaved will stand in gasp, saying: Is this is the man that caused all the sin and the pain and suffering of the world?  And Satan will be known for who he is and be worshipped no more.

Another lady spoke about the consequences of our behavior.  She reminded us that God will forgive us, but that does not mean that we do not often suffer.  She used the example of going to the kitchen and drinking a cup of Pine Sol.  In doing this there would be consequences she would suffer because of her behavior.  Just like if she murdered someone, God is still able to forgive her, but she will still go to jail and suffer the consequences for her behavior.

And finally, another gentleman reminded us that we think like humans, not God.  The ways of God are not our ways and the thoughts of God are not our thoughts.  He pointed out that our discussion was based on our desire to achieve REVENGE because we want others to suffer for the crimes they commit.  However, as selfish humans, we do not think our own sins are bad enough that we need to suffer.

But Jesus Christ is our father and He loves us so much, that no sin is unforgiveable.  We should really be rejoicing in this realization.  If God thought like us and wanted revenge, we would not have a loving God.  Instead, we would have Satan.

 

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The founding fathers of the United States are revered as God-fearing men who developed a country founded upon Biblical principles.  Unfortunately, this scenario is only partially true.  Allow me to explain:

The founding fathers of the United States are comprised of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton.  These men were political leaders and statesmen who participated in the American Revolution by signing the United States Declaration of Independence, taking part in the American Revolutionary War, establishing the United States Constitution, or by some other key contribution.

But God tells us that:

Isaiah, Chapter 64, Verse 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.”

Examples of Two Sins Committed by the Founding Fathers

The first sin was when the founding fathers called themselves fathers. The Bible tells us:

Matthew, Chapter 23, Verse 9 “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

The second sin was when the founding fathers established the godly treatment the President receives when he is in command.

I was watching an investigative news report the other night on television and there was a very interesting story about this very topic.  The President of the United States is treated like a god and the first lady is treated like a goddess.  The report explained how this level of prestige and power affected the President and his family; and how their lives are changed forever.  Personally, I would never want to be in a powerful position like this and I pray for those people who choose this level of career.

While I believe it is very important to protect the life of our President and his family, I do not see a need for a personal butler, valet and a staff of 100s.  In addition, the President has unlimited power and wealth and can live a celebrity status lifestyle.  In my opinion, some of these luxury perks could be eliminated and are not necessary for protecting the Presidents life.

Summary

Perhaps this article will help you to look at God for guidance rather than sinful men with righteousness is as filthy rags.

 

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In the same manner of John the Baptist, when he preceded the revealing of Jesus Christ, the “False Prophet” will appear before anyone knows who the Antichrist is.  You see, Satan cannot create. His powers are limited. All Satan can do is take the truth and twist it in so many ways, the truth is unrecognizable and means something else.

Of course this raises many questions: How long will the False Prophet be on the world scene before the Antichrist appears? Only God knows the answer to this and to predict a date is merely guessing.

Or perhaps you are asking: Will the Christians still be present or will they have been raptured out? The majority of Christians believe in the “Pretribulation Rapture” which is based on the popular film “Left Behind.” The series was first published in 1995-2007 by Tyndale House. I will cover more about the topic of the pretribulation, premillennial rapture in a separate article.

However, instead of Christians arguing about all these details, I think it is more important to look to God for patience and wisdom.  However, God knows that His creation is curious and has a “need to know.” This is why He provides us with specific information about what signs to look for at the dawn of the Antichrist’s reign.

Just like the Star of Bethlehem that appeared to the wise men announcing Jesus’ birth. And just like the psychics and wizards employed by King Herod to read the astrological symbols that announced Christ’s birth — the Antichrist will also appear on this earth very soon. The Bible and other documents provide information relating to His arrival — just like it was in Christ’s day.

My Interpretation of the Arrival of the Antichrist

After twelve years of intense study of Biblical prophecy, and observing a wide variety of viewpoints from various resources; and cross-referencing this information directly to the Bible, the following is my personal chronological interpretation of the future world events leading up to the Antichrist’s return. The information that follows was written by Victoria Ring on May 14, 2011.

The planet will continue on a downhill slide. Wars will become more frequent, the Middle Peace conflicts will not be solved until the Antichrist returns and crime will become more rampant.

The seasons on earth will continue to change and become more violent. In fact, the seasons will become reversed, with it snowing in the summer and being warm in the winter. Earthquakes will become more massive and eventually one third of all humans will lose their lives.  But still, people will question these things but few will seek God and turn to Him for guidance and redemption.

Instead, mankind will attempt to solve (and appear to be solving) many of earth’s problems. For instance, one way of stopping crime and drug trafficking will be the introduction of a cashless society. A prepaid card (hooked up to our national identity account) with a computer chip installed is one example. This card will be used instead of cash at the grocery store or pop machine, etc.

In 2011, most cities even have parking meters and parking garages that accept debit and credit cards instead of cash.  We are quickly becoming a total cashless society and people will embrace it for the convenience it brings to their lives, not realizing how they are actually relinquishing control to a one world government – just like the one mankind tried to establish at the Tower of Babel about 5,000 years ago.

Attempts for so-called peace will only place a “band-aid” on the problems. Until Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace returns to this planet and establishes His millennial reign – true peace will not exist. Period!

Things will get worse and worse. Governments will grow larger and more controlling. Everyone will be in danger of destruction and they will feel frightened.  Suicides in children will grow in numbers because they will see no hope for the future.

Then — right at one specific moment, the sky or the earth will open up and a man appearing to look like Jesus will appear on this planet. Sound crazy? Suppose a UFO landed and a beautiful being got out. This being was kind, loving, humble and willing to help the world achieve total peace and solve all their problems.  He acts and talks like Jesus Christ (the humble Lamb) and people will accept him as the Messiah and worship him.

In fact, one group who will immediately embrace the Antichrist will be the orthodox Jews. They are a group within the Jewish faith who do not believe that Jesus Christ was the son of God. They think he was only a great teacher. In other words, they deny the virgin birth.  It will be easy for Satan to convince the orthodox Jews that he is Jesus Christ and many good people will be deceived.

Right now, in the Middle East, everyone is crying for peace at ANY cost. Do you think they would accept help from an extraterrestrial being? Of course they would — especially since most people now believe in the existence of other life forms within our solar system; as well as ghosts and the walking dead.

This being (the Antichrist); who solves all earth’s problems, eliminates hunger, provides financial and medical security to everyone and restores peace and tranquility for all – will be certainly popular and worshiped by most everyone on the planet Earth.  In fact, Rod Serling made a science fiction episode about this very subject.  It was called “To Serve Man” which aired on March 2, 1962. Check it out on Youtube at:

http://youtu.be/WudBfRa0ETw

or a Twilight Zone DVD collection. It is a real eye-opener into human nature and their acceptance of bondage for convenience.

Note: Satan gains acceptance to millions through the use of science fiction, which most people know is fiction. But remember that Satan cannot create; therefore there is always a spark of truth hidden in anything developed by Satan.

Why do I think the Antichrist may appear from a UFO?  Because the Bible tells us that the Antichrist will be able to perform great signs and wonders:

Revelation, Chapter 13, Verses 11-18

[11] And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

[12] And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

[13] And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

[14] And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

[15] And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

[16] 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:

[17] 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.

[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.

Just like Jesus preached for 3.5 years, the Antichrist will provide the earth with 3.5 years of peace and hope and happiness.  But after the 3.5 years, his greed and arrogance will finally be revealed and the Antichrist will turn on mankind like a sniper! He will demand that everyone on Earth wear his mark and bow down to worship him. If they refuse, they cannot buy or sell and anyone claiming to be a Christian in those days will be beheaded.

Note: These are the days that most Christians believe they will not be living on the earth. The Christians referred to in this period of the Antichrist’s reign will be those who did not accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior prior to the rapture of the church.  This age of mankind is referred to as the “age of grace.”  After the rapture, the “age of works” will be ushered in and no one can be saved unless they give their life for Jesus Christ.

Next, the Antichrist will declare himself to be God and will sacrifice swine at the holy alter in Jerusalem.  Every person and every nation existing upon the planet at that time will gather together to annihilate the Jewish people.  This final war is referred to as the Battle of Armageddon.  This war will develop just before the world is destroyed by man with their nuclear weapons.  At that moment, Jesus Christ will return. He will descend from Heaven in the same manner He ascended to Heaven in the year 33 A.D.  The first place His feet will touch will be on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. If you are alive during this time, this is how you will be able to recognize the true Son of God; Jesus Christ.

Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 9 to 12

[9] And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

[10] And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

[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.

[12] Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.

Summary

I realize that people who have not studied the Bible will have a hard time accepting the facts in this article simply because part of it sounds like “science fiction.” But this is because many minds have been deceived by Satan into thinking all these things can be fantasy. Then, when they happen, people will not believe it.  They will be caught by surprise, just like a “thief in the night.”

At the time period this article is written, the Antichrist has not appeared. However, he is working hard to develop a crisis in the world so people will panic and accept him as Jesus Christ. I sincerely pray that you do not fall victim to this plot that will rob you of eternal peace and happiness.  I hope it is still the age of grace and you can bow your head, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and join me in the rapture of the church.  My sincerest prayer is that you never have to see the Antichrist and be spared of his wrath.

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