The Gospel

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the GOSPEL which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

[Paul, writing to Christians @ Corinth, 1 Cor. 15:1-4]

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hebrews 11:1

Faith is based on evidence.  Faith is not self-will.  Faith is from God in the measure of grace given us.

There is no such thing as blind faith.  Faith is not a guessing game.  Beyond reasonable doubt, faith is the assurance that what has been promised will come to pass in their proper time because these are anchored in confidence in God rather than in self-confidence.

Faith is based on evidence in the testimony of creation, the hand of God in history, in the lives of men who lived for God, in fulfilled prophecies, in the inerrancy of God’s Word.

Faith is reliance in the gospel of the Lord Jesus and commitment to the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit, and results in the outpouring of good works which pleases and glorifies God.

Psalm 73:1

Title:  My feet had almost slipped

To a point we must admit that many Christians are perplexed with their situation in life.  This could be traced to a comparison between the flourishing state of the wicked and the struggles of the godly man as perceived through envious and troubled eyes.  We cannot set aside the premature conclusion that arrogant men are prospering, knowing also that God does well for His people who resemble Him, but this must never lead us to feel as if our feet were almost gone, or lose our footing that we are no longer planted in the truth, and reckon that the Lord is not doing right.  Up to this point in our intolerant understanding, we have to grasp the final destiny of both through the faculties of worship, prayer, meditation, for us to remain grounded that the struggles of an obedient believer is just a prelude to eternal glory, as the carefree life of the wicked is prelude to their eternal condemnation.

Genesis 1:27

Title: In his image

We were born bereft of knowledge, but ingrained with the capacity to worship God, know ourselves, the universe and its mechanics and mysteries, preserve the integrity and well-being of the earth and its inhabitants and resources.

The tragedy of life is in not growing into this design, but being independent of it. Distancing himself from God, man now has to complicate his life in order to make it meaningful, whereas God has ordained a simple lifestyle for man so he might dwell in the complexities of God.

So when the humanist determines for himself what is relevant, nothing is.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Philippians 1:21

Title: To live is Christ, and to die is gain

Only a person, who has a firm understanding of an eternity in the presence of God, as if he’d been invited to preview heaven, will have the dignity and joyful expectation and the courage to put a worth to an event that offers only dread and fear to most people. Actually, the extinction of physical life is not the gain itself, but the realm of existence into which the experience introduces a believer once his term on earth expires.

1 Corinthians 15:14

Title:  If Christ has not been raised

The resurrection is inevitable.

The resurrection is the proper witness to the mercy and grace of God to impart eternal life.  It involves the same burst of energy in the primary act of creation.  It contains the potential of the breath of life from the Spirit of God.  It is overflowing with the abundance of the vineyard of pleasure. It is full of expectation for the sound of the footsteps of the Lord God as he walks in the cool of the day in the garden of delight.

Saturday, October 13, 2018


Our love dwells
in its own light,
blossoms in its own garden
of delight,
moves about in an
unguarded cadence,
listens to the silence
of stars in heavenly places,
dances the waltz of the wind
on warm hills
and leaning grass,

plays in the rain
from higher clouds,

touches lower clouds
with earthly sounds,

sings the masterpieces
of our best years,

comes home,
in and out
the day,

Friday, September 28, 2018

No 3rd Temple Will Ever Be Built In Jerusalem!!!

Anyone teaching that a third temple would be constructed in Jerusalem for the purpose of animal sacrifices is propagating a LIE, for crying out loud!

If your pastor espouses that false expectation, leave that congregation as fast as you can, ASAP; or you will APOSTATIZE in the last days!



(Those who submit to a 3rd Temple being constructed in Jerusalem before the revelation of the Man of Sin/Lawlessness, before the Parousia of the Lord Jesus, do not really understand God as revealed in the Scriptures or the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus)

To better comprehend the FALSITY of this expectation, we have to bring to mind the purpose of the temple: centralized worship; to house the Ark of the Covenant; a place for animal sacrifices.

What we know from the Written Word:
1) (Luke 23:45; Col. 2:14) The Aaronic priesthood and animal sacrifice had been done way with, never to be reinstituted again, not even in the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:22)
2) (Heb. 9:12) The death of the Lord Jesus, the Lamb of God, was the final sacrifice; further animal sacrifices will be an abomination to God
3) (1Cor.3:16; 2Cor.6:16) The Church is now God’s Temple

What we know from history:
1) The building housing the archives to family records had been destroyed in 70 A.D., making it impossible for any Israelite to trace his ancestry to the patriarchs

A Bible Student in his right mind will agree that “GOD WILL NEVER CONTRADICT HIMSELF.”

God will never allow a Temple to be set up again in Jerusalem to bring back animal sacrifices that had been done away with under the New Covenant, an act that will trample upon the blood of the Lord Jesus, making a mockery of the sacrifice of His Son, not to mention that centralized worship is no longer viable (John 4:21), the priesthood had been abolished, and the Ark of the Covenant is no longer extant.

This false teaching stems from the theory that the Man of Sin/Lawlessness will reveal himself in the temple of God, which they perceive to be the imagined Temple to be built in present-day Jerusalem (2THESS.2:4), when the verse speaks of the Church being God’s Temple, in the bastion of Christianity which is America.

Proponents of the Secret Pre-Tribulation, Pre Wrath Rapture theories are waiting in vain for a Temple in Jerusalem. War is at the door. Southwest Asia is on the brink of a nuclear conflagration. We are at the very end of the last of days, and to wait for a temple that will take time to construct is simply wishful thinking, if not outright stupidity since the Arabs will not allow a Jewish edifice to stand next to the Dome of the Rock, among other considerations, political and religious.

Again, God will not allow the reinstitution of animal sacrifices in Jerusalem; He will not allow the blood of His only begotten Son to be blasphemed and trampled upon.


Which will frustrate the popular interpretation of (2Thess. 2:4), that the Man of Sin/ Lawlessness will proclaim himself in it.

The word “temple,” as used in (2Thess.2:4) is not an edifice, but stands for “CHRISTIANS” as the temple of God. This may mean “the leader of a Christian nation declaring himself as God,” maybe not directly, but by his actions and directives which will mimic the authority attributed only to God.

The phrase “the temple of God” is several times used with reference to the Christian church: (1Cor.3:16, 1Cor.3:17; 2Cor.6:16; Eph.2:21; Rev.3:12)

(2 Thessalonians 2:4)
He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.


No temple could ever be built again in Jerusalem, simply because no one descended from Aaron could show proof to that effect, since all the records had been destroyed in 70 A.D.

And we all know that the priesthood was designated only to Aaron, within the tribe of Levi; and all family records had been done away with when the Temple and all prominent buildings in Jerusalem were set on fire, destroying all important documents, and thus terminating the priesthood once for all.

No family record, No priesthood.

No priest, No temple.

As simple as that.

[2 Chronicles 36:19
19 They set fire to God’s temple and broke down the wall of Jerusalem; they burned all the palaces and destroyed everything of value there.]

[Ezra 2:59-62
59The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel:
60 The descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda 652
61 And from among the priests:The descendants ofHobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai (a man who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name).
62 These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.]