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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

A Rebuttal To Muslims False Claim That Matthew Cannot Be Trusted

There is a passage towards the end of Matthew in which he states that a number of saints rose from the grave after the resurrection of Jesus:

Matthew 27:51-54 says:
"And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God."

Muslims state that Matthew must have been lying because such a momentous event like this would have been reported far and wide and yet only Matthew reports it.

However, I would submit that the reason the writers of the other gospels did not mention the multi resurrections was because they were not direct eyewitnesses of it. Remember the 4 gospels were based on the actual events/speeches that were witnessed/heard by the eyewitnesses (except Luke who collated his findings/investigations together from the other eyewitnesses and is remarkably consistent with the other 3 gospels). It could be that only Matthew saw it happen. Maybe Mark and John didn’t see it happen and therefore (as faithful witnesses) did not write it down as they only wrote down what they themselves had seen and heard.

Matthew's gospel was specifically written in a

Sunday, 14 December 2014

How to Get Close To God, Pray and Walk with Him In These Last Days

 In these days of mass apostasy, persecutions, heresies, false teachings (using the twisting of scriptures method) and unscriptural false prophecies, it is vital that all individual born again believers learn how to get close to God and be instructed by God personally, in the same way that the great bible characters did  when they virtually single handedly served the Lord in times of apostasy or persecution such as David, Jeremiah, Daniel, Paul etc

This article follows on from my last 2 articles

God is NOW Sending Us a Last Warning that the Rapture of the Church, Followed By the Great Tribulation Is VERY Close at Hand. Strong Evidence Given

Rick Warren and Word of Faith's Full Apostasy Is Complete. Mystery Babylon Is Taking Even Greater Shape Before Our Eyes

which were illustrating how very close we are to the rapture and the Second Coming and the times of great tribulation on the Earth. Therefore, we need to rediscover or learn how to get close to God, now, so that we are ready. As Jesus said “watch and pray” and “when you see these things happening, look up for your redemption is drawing near”.

How to Get Close To God
A good starting point of how to get close to God, would be to read this article:

How To Study The Bible and Why. Learning How To Avoid Deception

There are 2 main ways of getting close to God. To have a relationship with anybody it is important to spend time in that person's presence either listening or talking to each other or just simply enjoying each other's presence. It is no different with God. He has chosen to

Thursday, 13 November 2014

God is NOW Sending Us a Last Warning that the Rapture of the Church, Followed By the Great Tribulation Is VERY Close at Hand. Strong Evidence Given

The purpose of this article is to illustrate why the last 7 years before the return of Jesus could commence any day now and therefore that we need to make ourselves ready NOW.

Note: the section "feast of trumpets" was edited on 17th & 23rd Nov 2014.

Please also read the following articles alongside this one note: this article has now just been completely revamped with many changes due to the many errors discovered and to reflect what I now know to be true as at 14th November 2014 17.45 GMT.

The bible tells us that the last 7 years aka the Great tribulation (mixed with the judgements of God) will precede the Second Coming, but these 7 years may not necessarily commence immediately from the day of the rapture, but from the signing of the 7 year peace treaty ("covenant of death") between Israel and the antichrist.

Jesus told us that there would be signs pointing to the lead up to those days indicating when those days are likely to start. This article will not predict a date, but it will show that the signs Jesus was referring to are now here, so the rapture could happen at any time now.

This article will show how the rapture is likely to happen just before or during the very next event on the prophetical calendar. I am referring to the Psalm 83 prophecy which could have the commencement of its fulfilment any day now (when we consider recent events in that area). This prophecy has never been fulfilled in the way described and by these specific limited numbers of nations (if we use 21st century equivalent names). By the way, it is not possible for the Gog and Magog wars (described in Ezekiel 38 and 39) to take place UNTIL the Psalm 83 war has first ended because it relates to the aftermath of Psalm 83. More on that later.

Signs in the heavens 
In Genesis chapter 1 (first book and chapter of the Bible) verses 14-15  ‘Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth” ’ 

The sun, moon and stars were not JUST to give light, days and years, but ALSO for signs and seasons. In a number of places through the Bible and through history we see momentous occasions when these bodies stand out specifically as signs of these events. Also, they dictate when specific seasons are upon us and when God’s specific feasts are at hand (which always paint a picture of Jesus [past, present and future] ). More on that later – especially regarding the feast of trumpets and tabernacles and how the phrase “as to the day and hour knoweth no man” fits in.

This article will

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Why The Doctrine "Salvation Requires Continuing Works To Get To Heaven" Is a SERIOUS Heresy

Any teaching that states that a born again believer could lose his/her salvation if they do not continue until the end, is a heresy.

It is a heresy because effectively that person has to depend upon their own works and efforts to retain their salvation, rather than just simply trusting in the Saviour for that prize.

In fact, the reason this blog focuses so much on the evils of ecumenism is because vast areas of the "so called" evangelical/protestant church are embracing and/or joining forces with the work based religion of Rome (Vatican religion).

Apart from ecumenism, there are those (within the evangelical church) who are being misguided, who follow arminianism. Arminianism was an offshoot from Rome (around the time of the reformation) and contains a lot of catholic teaching. No wonder really, because it has (at its essence, like catholic dogma) a dependence on works to maintain salvation.

This article now focuses on why that teaching is heretical.

The teaching of arminianism, is that it is possible for a believer to become saved and then later unsaved if they do not continue in the faith (including works evident of salvation) until the end. I will now show that this is a seriously false teaching and extremely dangerous to the spiritual health of believers and to their relationship with the Lord.

There are those within the Christian community who state that the teaching of eternal security is not a teaching to be divided over, as it is a non vital doctrine, which does not affect our salvation. Is that true? I would beg to differ.

Effectively, if you believe

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Appealing To Christian Blog Writers and Born Again Believers Everywhere To Demonstrate Love

It is time for us to change our behaviour and make a difference!   If we are truly born again by God's Holy Spirit, then it should be evident by the way we conduct ourselves with each other.  We need to show this world that true Christians are different. If we do so, maybe, just maybe they will listen to our message.

There are far too many blogs/websites and contributors who do not express the love of God to each other, but get embroiled in needless angry, hateful retaliatory disputes on vital and not so vital doctrine. It is okay to earnestly defend truth, ESPECIALLY if it is over vital foundational truth, but even then it should be done with a humble, loving gracious, merciful attitude AT ALL TIMES!!!.

Watchman, apologetics and discernment sites (if they are good, sound and reputable ones) rightfully focus on defending the faith and exposing error, heresy, apostasy etc and warning against false teachers according to the instructions in the New Testament to protect the church against wolves. This blog is no different and its main purpose is to do this - especially exposing ecumenical (Catholic), New Age, etc infiltration.  However, THERE IS a right and wrong way to do this. We must always remember to speak the truth IN LOVE. I do hope that this blog DOES illustrate this. 

This article is an exhortation for us all to start expressing that love. I hope this can be done by reminding us what the New Covenant (NT) teaches. Here are a few to get us going:

1 John 2: 9-11 "He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes."

1 John 3:17-18  "But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."

1 John 4:20-21 " If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?  And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also"

The apostle John spent much of his letters discussing the importance of love. The words I underlined are stressing that it is no good to just say the right things if we do not express love in action. Yes, we must SPEAK truth (because we

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Will The End Of the World Take Place on 21st December 2012?

Is this The End?

This is a brief article.

I am not a prophet and am very careful not to make predictions. However, I can safely predict that there will be NO end on Friday 21st December 2012.

There are many people in the world who are ready to believe "prophets" (who obtain their information from "weird and wonderful" sources) regarding the end of the world yet they will NOT turn to the Bible for answers. The BIBLE is by far the best place and most reliable source for discovering how/when the world will end. To prove the Bible is reliable please click on this link: 
How The Bible Was Put Together and Proving Why It IS The Inspired Inerrant Word Of God

Jesus said "as to the day and hour NO-ONE knows except my Father ........".  He is saying that No-one can predict or "prophecy" when the end will happen. However, Jesus went on to say that there will be many signs pointing to a lead up to the end but no set day can be predicted, neither should it be predicted.

The end will not come until GOD says so.

For my readers (especially those who are casual seekers) please read this article:
Strong Evidence that Jesus Will Be Returning Soon

which shows what the signs will be as to the end of the World. We are CERTAINLY in the last of the last days because MANY of the signs are being fulfilled in OUR day, but we STILL cannot predict the exact day, month or year - nor should we, but we must declare that the "figurative" ark is being built and those who are outside faith in the ONLY Saviour from sin i.e JESUS, should put their faith/trust in Jesus BEFORE it is too late!!!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Romans Chapter 9 DOES NOT Disprove Freewill but Actually Reinforces It. Looking At The Context Of The WHOLE Book of Romans

This article is part 2 or a continuation of my last article entitled "God HAS Given Us Freewill. It IS Revealed In The Bible"
Please click here to read that first article.

On that last article I chose to not discuss Romans Chapter 9 (which contains verses which the Calvinists use as their strongest arguments AGAINST the belief of freewill) because that chapter contains such a lot of material and raises too many objections/questions to cover within the general topic of the last article. Quite honestly it needs a separate article all of its own. Therefore, this article serves that purpose.
Romans 9-11 go together
I will now try to show how Romans chapter 9 DOES NOT deny freewill but actually reinforces it when you consider everything in its rightful context.  What I have written today on this article (14 Sept. 2012) is the results of my initial investigations and study. I may add other material to this article as/when I find more.

Anyway, long introduction, but here now is the article.

Anyone with an honest heart will have to admit that if Romans chapter 9 is saying that no-one has freewill, then that chapter sits isolated from the vast majority of the Bible which teaches otherwise.  I follow the golden rule that if some isolated verses (or even a chapter) seems to say something contradictory to the rest of the Bible then it must be US who are interpreting that particular passage incorrectly. We should NEVER make a doctrine out of isolated passages – very dangerous.

Let us look at the context of Romans 9. First, who was Paul writing to? Was it Jews or Gentiles? It appears primarily Jews but also to Gentiles. Why did Paul apparently swap his line of thought in Romans 8 and insert chapters 9-11 before continuing on again in ch 12?

Some say it was a digression. Actually, if you were to read all the chapters 1 to 16, you will actually see that chapters 1 to 8 were a build up or foundation to the main thrust of his message, i.e. chapters 9-11 are the KEY to

Sunday, 9 September 2012

God HAS Given Us Freewill. It IS Revealed In The Bible.

Note:  Added More Material 14 Sept 2012

The purpose of this article is to refute the "no freewill" arguments of Calvinists (and others who hold to a similar reformed theology) demonstrating that the Bible DOES teach freewill.

I will start by laying a foundation. The Bible teaches us that God is full of Love, Compassion, Mercy, He is Just and Righteous in all His ways. Those who teach that we have no freewill in our salvation and that only those who God chooses through His predetermined plan, will be saved, actually defame God’s character by (effectively) teaching that God in His predetermined plan has created many people deliberately predestining them to an eternal torment of hell. This is actually blasphemy because it teaches something about God's nature which is blatantly untrue!

Romans 8:32 says “He who did not SPARE His own Son”. Therefore, why would He (out of a nature of love) create humans to then send to an eternal hell (without them being capable to choose God)?  Surely that would be the case, if (as they teach) some have no chance of repenting because they are not of the elect. If they are incapable of choosing God because they are DEAD, then EFFECTIVELY God has created souls to be tormented for eternity. How can God be a God of Love and also be Righteous and Just if He did such things? How can you trust a God like that?

No wonder Atheism has taken on in a massive way because “how can you believe in a God like that?” No, I cannot believe in a God like that because that is NOT His nature.

What about 2 Peter 3:9 “it is not God’s Will that any should perish but that ALL should come to repentance”. If we do not have

Friday, 3 August 2012

Pastors: Should We ONLY Preach The Gospel and Nothing Else?

I received an interesting email which highlights something very important. I was told by a pastor "I am thoroughly weary of all this. We seek to preach Christ, and Him crucified." Therefore, I would like to address his statement in this article.

Is he correct?

Edited 4th Aug 2012 (parts edited are highlighted blue).

Of course our focus MUST be on Jesus. However, Paul told us to not be ignorant regarding the methods used by our enemy and that we should be vigilant as watchman in warnings and prayer. "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Cor 2:11

I assume that "we preach Christ and Him crucified" means that these pastors focus entirely on ONLY preaching the gospel message of salvation and nothing else.  If that is true, it gives me grave concerns.

Pastors:  Is that ONLY what we should be preaching?

If you are ONLY preaching to the unsaved then it would be totally acceptable. But, if you are preaching to the saved, then shouldn't you be taking note of Hebrews 6:1-2:

" Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment" ?

Our job is not to go over the same elementary message over and over again but go on to disciple believers. Part of the discipleship process is