The Gospel Of Convenience

Written by Frank Reilly


Of allrepparttar articles I have written lately, this article isrepparttar 144585 most troublesome and heavy on my heart and spirit, and will undoubtedly bringrepparttar 144586 most critical responses from Christians. It is in support ofrepparttar 144587 thoughts expressed in The Coming 4th Reich! article here on this site, asrepparttar 144588 situations in this article definerepparttar 144589 apostasy that has takenrepparttar 144590 21st century Church.

The subject of this document is so unpleasing torepparttar 144591 21st century American Christian, I believe that by writing it, I will step across a threshold of "Main stream evangelical Christian", to a "radical", a "dissenter", "out there" and even "lost" inrepparttar 144592 eyes of some folks who read these words. So be it. (James 2:1  My brethren, have notrepparttar 144593 faith of our Lord Jesus Christ,repparttar 144594 Lord of glory, with respect of persons.)   If I have learned anything inrepparttar 144595 35 years of being brought up and taught in this faith, it is that in most cases,repparttar 144596 word of God andrepparttar 144597 truth of Jesus Christ are foolishness inrepparttar 144598 eyes of modern man, and they do not fare so well inrepparttar 144599 "marketplace" of public opinion. Most Christians would agree, that speakingrepparttar 144600 word as it is revealed by God, has never inrepparttar 144601 history ofrepparttar 144602 world been accepted byrepparttar 144603 masses, and often times even by those who lay claim to membership inrepparttar 144604 kingdom of God. I have also learned that we who namerepparttar 144605 name of Christ are called not to be silent, when we seerepparttar 144606 work of Satan flourishing inrepparttar 144607 world around us, and we are called to speak with unwavering conviction,repparttar 144608 word of God andrepparttar 144609 teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, with no regard forrepparttar 144610 consequences of that speech. I saw an interesting commercial on TV today, in which a young girl is standing on a dock, and a woman is drowning inrepparttar 144611 water in front of her. The girl is just standing there, watching her drown. The commercial is about when friends see friends having drug and alcohol problems, they wouldn't just stand by and watch, they would help! Inrepparttar 144612 same spirit, a Christian who sees another caught inrepparttar 144613 vile deceptions ofrepparttar 144614 evil one, wouldn't just stand by and watch that person be led to destruction, they would speak out! I am compelled to write this, andrepparttar 144615 other articles on this site, because of this principal.    What brother or sister inrepparttar 144616 Lord would stand by and watch his friends be deceived byrepparttar 144617 devil and not speak out? What man would see his brother about to fall into a ditch and not warn him? Ezekiel 3:18  When I say untorepparttar 144618 wicked, Thou shall surely die; and thou give him not warning, nor speak to warnrepparttar 144619 wicked from his wicked way, to save his life;repparttar 144620 same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Ezekiel 3:20  Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. and again Ezekiel 33:6  But ifrepparttar 144621 watchman seerepparttar 144622 sword come, and blow notrepparttar 144623 trumpet, andrepparttar 144624 people be not warned; ifrepparttar 144625 sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require atrepparttar 144626 watchman's hand. and yet again, Ezekiel 33:8  When I say untorepparttar 144627 wicked, O wicked man, thou shall surely die; if thou dost not speak to warnrepparttar 144628 wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. I think it is interesting that this is stated a number of times in Ezekiel, I wondered why God would repeat himself so many times on this item in Ezekiel. I realized it is because he is saying something different in each instance. Inrepparttar 144629 first instance 3:18, he mentionsrepparttar 144630 wicked. Inrepparttar 144631 second instance 3:20, he mentionsrepparttar 144632 righteous, inrepparttar 144633 third instance 33:6, he mentionsrepparttar 144634 people, and inrepparttar 144635 final instance 33:8, he returns torepparttar 144636 wicked. I think there are no accidents here, I think God is making it clear, that no matter who we may see in error, (the wicked,repparttar 144637 righteous, or all ofrepparttar 144638 people) it is our call to warn them, and that if we do not, they will perish in their sins, but their blood will be required at our hands.

Revelations,A Study.Section 7.

Written by Rev.Anthony Smith

Revelations,A Study.Section 7. Chapter 8:1 thru 10:7 The Seventh Seal opened andrepparttar seven trumpets start sounding. Revelations is not written in sequence. We have Seven Seals, Seven Trumpets and Seven Viles ofrepparttar 144334 wrath of God. If we put a seal beside a trumpet and addrepparttar 144335 Vile we haverepparttar 144336 complete sequence of events. The reason it was written in this manner was to get Gods Children to compare scripture with scripture. The Seventh Seal if you notced when opened, ushers in a time of silence. This is to introducerepparttar 144337 first trumpet. Rev 8:2 And I sawrepparttar 144338 seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. To show you a sequence of events lets just takerepparttar 144339 first of all three and put them together. The First Seal; Rev 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. The First Trumpet; Rev 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast uponrepparttar 144340 earth: andrepparttar 144341 third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. The First Vile; Rev 16:2 Andrepparttar 144342 first went, and poured out his vial uponrepparttar 144343 earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore uponrepparttar 144344 men which hadrepparttar 144345 mark ofrepparttar 144346 beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. The seal is openedrepparttar 144347 trumpet is sounded andrepparttar 144348 vile is poured out. When looking at all seven in sequence we seerepparttar 144349 total picture of what is happening. These next 2 verses show thatrepparttar 144350 prayers ofrepparttar 144351 saints are answered quickly. Rev 8:4 Andrepparttar 144352 smoke ofrepparttar 144353 incense, which came withrepparttar 144354 prayers ofrepparttar 144355 saints, ascended up before God out ofrepparttar 144356 angel's hand. Rev 8:5 Andrepparttar 144357 angel tookrepparttar 144358 censer, and filled it with fire ofrepparttar 144359 altar, and cast it intorepparttar 144360 earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.[Ref; Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell onrepparttar 144361 earth?] This is literial.Rev 8:7 The first Trumpet, hail, fire & blood. Result;repparttar 144362 third part of trees & green grass burnt up. This is literial.Rev 8:8 The second Trumpet, The third part ofrepparttar 144363 sea became blood;[ Look closely, it doesnt say “became as blood”]repparttar 144364 third part ofrepparttar 144365 ships were destroyed.repparttar 144366 third part ofrepparttar 144367 creatures which were inrepparttar 144368 sea, and had life, died. This is literial.Rev 8:10 The third Trumpet, and there fell a {great star} [spirit] from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell uponrepparttar 144369 third part ofrepparttar 144370 rivers, and uponrepparttar 144371 fountains of waters; The word,Wormwood, means bitter sorrow. [Jer_9:15,Lam_3:15; Lam_3:19; Deu_29:18; Pro_5:4; Amo_5:7, rendered "hemlock"; Greek apsinthos; Rev 8:11 Andrepparttar 144372 name ofrepparttar 144373 star is called Wormwood: andrepparttar 144374 third part ofrepparttar 144375 waters became wormwood; and many men died ofrepparttar 144376 waters, because they were made bitter. This is literial. Rev 8:12 The fourth Trumpet, The third part ofrepparttar 144377 sun, moon, and stars; were darkened, andrepparttar 144378 day shone not for a third part of it, andrepparttar 144379 night likewise. Moveing man intorepparttar 144380 reality that all things come to an end. Business as usual is over. Verse Rev 8:13 is a warning to earth. This is literial. Rev 9:1 The fifth Trumpet, and I saw a {star}[Angel] fall from heaven untorepparttar 144381 earth: and to him was givenrepparttar 144382 key ofrepparttar 144383 {bottomless pit.} [Hell opened] Verses 9:2 thru 9:10. The creatures fromrepparttar 144384 Bottonless pit are deamons of Satan. They are given a time limit of Five months, to create as much pain and suffering on mankind as they can, but their power is limited by God so that they cannot, hurtrepparttar 144385 grass, green things, trees, kill, or hurt anyone withrepparttar 144386 seal of God upon their foreheads.

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