I’ve been a Merchant Marine since I was 16. That’s my first ship, I was Acting Deck Maintenance 1970. On ships there is lots of time to read and I happened upon the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ book “Evolution or Creation”. It convinced me to read their New World Translation of the Bible. I couldn’t put it down, felt compelled to read cover to cover and then again.
The time came when I was determined to become a JW, convinced they were God’s people. I hastened to a nearby Kingdom Hall to be baptized. But they insisted I answer a question first, to see if I really understood JW beliefs.
“What do you believe about baptism”-the Elder asked. Immediately I paraphrased Romans 6:3-4 “We are buried with Christ, and we are raised in Christ!” That the wrong answer, unless JWs believe you are one of the “144,000” anointed, and they clearly did not believe I was. They insisted I must first complete their training.
While at the public library researching I came upon “Apostles of Denial,” by Edmond Gruss. I was determined to prove his arguments against JW belief wrong. None of his arguments for the Deity of Christ were making sense to me. I blazed my way through his book, until I got where he argued the Holy Spirit must be a “Person” and not an impersonal force of God as JWs believe. He uses personal pronouns “I” “Me” and even commands the disciples to act for “Me”. When reading Acts 13:2 is was as if JW doctrines were like a house of cards, the collapse was truly great. I “knew” as the Holy Spirit says “I”, Me”, He is a “Person”:
As they were publicly ministering to Jehovah and fasting, the holy spirit said: “Of all persons set Barnabas and Saul apart for me for the work to which I have them.-Acts 13:2 New World Translation
I was devastated. I felt totally alone, “if the Jehovah’s Witnesses are not God’s people, who are?” [It didn’t occur to me the E. C. Gruss was!!!] I cried out in prayer to Jehovah, “please help me, I beg you! I can’t see who your people are!”. I was absolutely devastated, went about as if in a stupor. Jehovah would not answer me.
One day a Baptist Radio minister was urging listeners call in and repeat after him the “sinners prayer” publicly to be saved. “God does not lie,” he promised. “If you do this you will be saved!”
There was pay phone in the lobby of the Amory Hotel, there in front of fellow sailors I called, repeating these words:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Rom. 10:9-10 KJV)
He asked if I believe God, that I was now saved and I said I do, but didn’t truly know he was right. That “knowing” (Rom. 8:15-16) came in time. Although I did not experience anything “supernatural” as some claim we all must do, I knew in my spirit (1 John 2:20) I was born again. I no longer felt alone, in utter darkness and gloom. I had definitely changed.
It was then I knew why Jehovah did not answer me. I didn’t approach the Throne of His Grace in the Name of Jesus, God His Eternal Son, the only Name under the heavens whereby men can be saved (Acts 4:12) . As the Word of God, only in Him are all the thoughts of God verbalized into concrete existence. Only in God the Word Jesus Christ, do the promises of the One God in Holy Trinity, become “Yes”. YHWH our God is One YHWH, Father Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Of course I didn’t yet comprehend the Orthodox doctrine of One God in Three Persons. I just knew Jesus is LORD and that I was saved (Rom. 10:13). Despite that, when praying God the Holy Spirit came upon me, fell upon me like a warm wind. Like warm oil touching the head and face of my inner man, beneath the flesh. No physical sensations at all, its all Spirit to spirit. That new creature raised up in Christ, is in God and He in me. In Him I walk and have my being. Its been more than forty years now, and God the Holy Spirit has never left or forsaken me. God is Abba, my Father (Rom. 8:15-16). Thank you Jesus!
I am not a prophet; I study scripture to hear God’s voice, to know His will. To know anything about the future, one must study the scripture. My exegesis could be wrong, I’ve been wrong before, but not about anything essential. God keeps me from those errors, as He does all believers (2 Tim. 1:7).
As a beginner in the original languages I rely upon the tools and translations available to the church for the meanings of words. Not one inch do I concede to learned scholarship as I have discovered its often faithless, speculative critically unsound. Moreover, the premise God didn’t preserve His Word and protect the Byzantine Family of mss the Christian Church Universal had in their possession since the days of the apostles, is quite absurd given who God is.
Often the scholarly elites deflect from the weakness of their argument prefacing their eisegesis with “doubtless this is correct”. If their methods were sound, by now they would all agree on the precise wording of the NT text. They cannot, each pontificates subjectively what “feels right” at the time, while they gloss over Grand Canyon gaps in their knowledge about the mss they hold so dear.
I’ll stick with the Textus Receptus, it clearly has a better end result than the eclectic speculative texts produced by the elites.
If I have advanced the cause of truth consider that proof God is able to make the crooked straight.To Him belongs the glory. All errors are mine alone.
The Princeton Review 1858 well stated my own view of Scripture when commenting on Professor of Theology J. Chr. K. Hofmann (Erlangen) that I’ll repeat it:
The literal truth of the sacred narrative is everywhere adhered to, as opposed to all mythical conceits and legendary exaggerations. The integrity and genuineness of all the inspired writings, and in all their parts, are strenuously asserted, and the date to which unvarying tradition assigns them is unhesitatingly received.-Review of Weissagung und Erfüllung im Alten und im Neuen Testamente. Ein theologischer versuch by J. Chr. K. Hofmann. (1858). The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, XXX(1–4), 189.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matt. 5:18 KJV)
“The Law” synecdoche for God’s Revelation, “jot and tittle” figurative for “its smallest part or meaning.” None of it will fail to be fulfilled (Isa. 55:11). Therefore, the theory meaning has been lost through scribal error is impossible. Its clear our LORD Jesus taught God would providentially preserve His Word. Hence, differences in word order or expression are analogous to describing the same picture using different words. The revelation remains the same. I full faith in the Byzantine family of Manuscripts for the New Testament, the Masoretic Text for the Old Testament. Some call these combined as the “received text” and I would agree with that proposition, confident not one iota of meaning God intended I learn is lacking therein.
As a a born again Nicene Trinitarian Christian cessationist I can only warn others Scripture seems to predict the End Times will be like the Days of Noah, that a satanic-human conspiracy against God will again appear on the earth and they will attempt to change times and law upon which society is built. That is the sole purpose of this site.
Our LORD Jesus called Satan the Ruler of this world, under his power (John 12:31; 1 John 5:19), gaining tactical advantage using various devices (2 Cor. 2:11). Therefore, the strong delusion conquering the earth aka the “ancient astronaut theory” accompanied by occult spectacle and phenomena MUST play an important role in his rebellion. The delusion continues to undermine the faith of many. Imagine what will occur if God lifts the restraint keeping the Nephilim from again walking among men physically, pretending to be “extraterrestrials” (2 Thess. 2:3-4). Tactical genius requires such reshaping of the human collective consciousness begin slowly, and then one day massively appear. This is the most likely explanation for “ufo phenomena” that has appeared in these last days. It cannot be long before the Devil and his fallen angels appear on the earth (Rev. 12:7-12).
I created this site for the benefit of that generation that sees all these things and understand they were told everything before in remarkable detail in the Holy Scriptures. Scripture revealed all thousands of years before they happened, and it should strengthen their faith, which events will justify, all believing in the LORD Jesus Christ will be “made right.”
The Bible is the very Word of God and always 100% correct. If you doubt this something is wrong with your exegesis. No better proof is fulfilled prophecy. If my exegesis is incorrect, I apologize for wasting your time. But Scripture remains correct 100% the inerrant Word of God, my mistakes irrelevant immaterial and incompetent to the issue.
Just got off the phone talking to a “tech guy.” He asked how I know there aren’t extraterrestrial races in our (apparently) infinite universe. Its elementary, evolution didn’t happen here, its too fantastical to suppose it did elsewhere. It violates everything we know, everything trends from the complex to the simple, not the reverse. Therefore its irrelevant immaterial and very incompetent to suppose what is impossible here is possible somewhere else. What law of logic results in that conclusion? If gravity doesn’t permit we throw a baseball into out space here, neither would it on any other plant in the entire infinite universe. Gravity is gravity everywhere, same with the 2nd law of entropy, that everything in our matrix goes from the complex to the simple.
There are no Extraterrestrial races. There are angels who use technology, and us. We are the “crown of creation,” and contrary to the Jefferson Airplane song, we got everywhere to go. The Infinite Universe was created for humanity to play in, for all eternity. Its God’s give of love to us.
Everything I wrote on my site is the result of my independent studies, I’m not copying anyone else. It is special to discover Dr. David Allen Lewis preceded me by decades, I’m watching this video now for the first time and so far I’m in 100% agreement. In fact, he proposed other things that are new to me that seem very plausible, such as connecting harmful abductions with the Dragon blaming unfriendly aliens for “the rapture disappearance of people”. His predictions arose from analytical study of scripture, so do mine. I repeat what he said, it anything is wrong in my predictions, its my fault not scripture’s. It means I failed to understand it properly.The Bible remains 100% correct the infallible and inerrant Word of God. Its very confirming he’s been predicting these things starting in 1955 well ahead of my time and yet we are in 100% agreement. Its astounding.
When the Great Tribulation begins, I pray I recall these wise words:
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. (Rev 13:10) KJV
“When you must eat a crap sandwich, its best not to nibble”.-Walking Dead
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