The following basics are very brief explanations of over 150 articles each of two-three pages in length
The Statement of Beliefs of the King James Bible Church, Australia is also available
Which Bible Should I study
You have no choice – it’s the Authorized Bible commonly known as the King James Bible. If there is one God, there is only one Bible with pure words (Ps 12:6-7).
Q: “What if English is my second language?” A: “No problem, just do your best with the language Bible you have, but remember the standard for all other languages is the Authorized Bible”
Furthermore, as a believer, your saved soul has been separated from your physical body of sins (Col 2:11), so why not separate yourself from the many sins and corruptions of all other ‘bible’ versions, and read the purified Bible?
Errors in the King James Bible
There are none. The false suggestion that there are errors in the Authorized Bible, is generally promoted by those who won’t be subject to the words of God in English. Generally, these are people who resort to the Greek or Hebrew, believe another man’s opinion or who are bound by some denominational creed. The King James Authorized Bible is the only pure, perfect, infallible, inerrant, inspired and preserved words of God
All other Bible Versions
They are not Bibles but are satanic counterfeits backed by Rome. “… the words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. Psalm 12:6-7. (Deut 4:2, 12:32; Rev 22:19; Prov 30:6). There are many thousands of errors, omissions, additions, substitutions and corrupt doctrine in all the other versions eg the NKJV and the NIV.
The Greek Game
This is a ploy used by gnostic Christians (people with their own self appointed deeper spiritual knowledge) to destroy the belief of the average Christian in the plain English of the Authorized Bible. For example, the Greek word “haplotes” is translated five different ways in the King James Bible, and they are ‘liberal’, ‘bountifulness’, ‘liberality’, ‘simplicity’ and ‘singleness’. Now, puffed up preachers destroy the common man’s faith in the Bible by saying “The translators made a mistake as this word should not be ‘liberality’ but ‘simplicity.”Another case in point are the words “agape” and “phileo” with the former supposedly being ‘God’s love’ and the latter being ‘brotherly love’. This is
For example, we have Jesus speaking “As many as I love (phileo)…” (Rev 3:19). Conversely, Jesus speaks of the Pharisees and how they “…love (agape) the uppermost rooms.” (Lk11:43)
Using the Latin language of Rome, Satan hid the Bible away from the common man for one thousand years. With the Bible having been translated into the King James English, Satan has now succeeded into getting the Bible back into the hands of the scholars and away from the common man once again – but this time into the hands of the Greek and Hebrew scholars.
Italics are vital for a translation to give the proper meaning.
For example: The Authorized Bible says “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” (Psalm 7:11) If there were no italics the verse would read “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry every day.” What does that mean? Is God angry with the righteous every day? Is God just angry every day? All other versions, while casting stones at the King James Bible for including italics, are deceitful, as they omit them entirely.
The Greek Versus the English
There is no contest, as the English Authorized Bible is far superior to any of the Textus Receptus compilations which all have needed correction in about a thousand places. Furthermore, at the last count as of 2007, thirty two Greek texts had been manufactured by man. Had God wanted the world to read the Bible in Greek, he would have had Greece conquer the world. No, this duty was given to England who produced the perfect, inerrant, inspired and infallible King James Bible, also known as the Authorized Bible, and sent it to the four corners of the earth.
The First and Second Deaths
Christ rejecting people believe that once they have died that is all there is and they no longer exist but according to the scriptures there are two deaths for the unbeliever. For all, including the Christian, there is the first death, but God assures the Christian, that after this first death, we will “… be with Christ; …” Phil 1:23 and as Christ dieth no more, neither will we. (Rom 6:9). Now, those not saved, after the first death, will spend 1000 years in hell till the great white throne of judgment (Rev 20:11) to be then cast in the lake of fire, which will be the second death (Rev 20:14
The kingdom of heaven and heaven are not the same.
Heaven is a spiritual place and the kingdom of heaven is physical on earth.
Christ preached to the Jew both the kingdom of heaven (the rules of the sermon on the mount) and the kingdom of God, with the understanding that entry into the latter depended on whether he could be proved worthy by passing the tests of works of the former. Of course he failed (eg the rich young man wanting eternal life in Matt 19:21). However, if he believed, and continued to believe (believ - eth) that Christ was constantly fulfilling the law for him every second of every day, he would enter into Abraham’s bosom at death.
This corrupt doctrine says the church has replaced Israel as God’s covenant people and that
1. God has rejected Israel
2. The church has replaced Israel as God’s covenant people
3. The church is therefore spiritual Israel which is the entire opposite meaning of Romans 2:28-29.
This satanic doctrine ignores the dispensations and in particular Daniel’s 70th week which is called the Great Tribulation.
Dispensations or AgesMost writers claim there are about nine dispensations with the first beginning about 4,000 years ago at Eden which ended with Adam being cast out. The second finished with God destroying a wicked earth with Noah’s flood around 2340BC. The third went to the tower of Babel and ended with the earth, which was one land mass, being separated into the continents in the days of Peleg (Gen 10:25). The fourth goes from Abraham to the Egyptian exodus in 1450BC. The fifth is called the age of the law and goes from the exodus to Christ ending with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70. The sixth is the church age which ends with the rapture. The seventh is the seven year tribulation which ends with the battle at Armageddon. The eight is the Millenium which ends with all of creation being destroyed by fire.
You will notice that all the dispensations end with a judgement.
However, no matter what the dispensation God has always demanded PERFECT OBEDIENCE to his laws at any time and that the entry standard for heaven is PERFECT WORKS.
Current instructions for the present Church Age are “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 16:31) because Christ has kept the law perfectly for us on our behalf.
The second coming is not the rapture but is Jesus Christ coming back at the end of the seven year tribulation to rescue Israel at Jerusalem.
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Rev 1:7;
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, Jude 1:14. Rev 19:11-21; Matt 24:19-35
When the Jews put Christ on the cross, it made room for Christians to be graffed (put into the death of) into Christ. Their blindness is only for a while (about 2,000 years) and then they will be received back by God.
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes. Rom 11:25-28
After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. Acts 15:16-17
Gen 32:28; Is 46:13; Is 43:1-7; Is 11:11-12
The New Covenant
The word ‘covenant’ is a term always used for Israel and the Jews and never for the church or Christians. The Christian is under ‘the new testament’ and not a new covenant as many uninformed pastors preach. The ‘new covenant’ will be for the Jew in the tribulation (Heb 8:8-13).
The law and the curse of the law
Because “…the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” Rom 7:12 it demands perfection which nobody can keep and this is called the curse of the law (Gal 3:10, 13). So because Christ kept, perfectly obeyed and fulfilled the law on our behalf, he has now removed the curse of it that requires our obedience to it (Rom 10:4).
However, there is a mistaken belief among Christians that they are no longer under the law. No! There are plenty of laws given in Paul’s thirteen epistles. The lawless Christian says “Oh, but I love God and he loves me!”. But how will they do this? You see, ‘love’ never tells you how to act or what to do, as it is only ever the motive behind the action. To find out how to love Christ and what to do, Christians are given these instructions in Paul’s writings which are the commandments of God as he says If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Cor 14:37
The Great Tribulation
This is the seven years that follow the rapture of Christians from the earth, and is also called Daniel’s 70th Week (Dan 9:27).
The first 69 weeks (exact to the very day) finished with Jesus Christ riding into Jerusalem on the Sunday before he was crucified on the Wednesday, and we are now in the 2,000 year church age which will be followed by the tribulation.
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. Daniel 9:25-26
Rev 7:14; 6:1-19; Dan 9:27; Matt 24:15-21; Deut 4:30; Jer 30:7; 1Thess 5:
The rapture is Christ coming for his church before the seven year tribulation starts. It is not the second coming which happens at the end of the tribulation. There are approximately twenty-eight references in the New Testament, with five in Philippians, seven in 1Thessalonians, two in 2 Thessalonians, three in 1Peter, four in the Timothy’s and mentions in Titus, 1&2 Corinthians, James and 1John.
…that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep (dead). For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thess 4:15-17
God, heaven, hell
What is heaven
It is God’s throne (Is 66:1; Matt 5:34); it is above (Col 3:2) where Jesus lifted up his eyes to (Jn 11:41); there is one heaven but three heavens (2Cor 12:1-4). Heaven is the backdrop or the canvas upon which God created and placed his three heavens.
Q: Where did God originally exist? A: Outside of his creation as Now in the beginning God created the heaven (not heavens) Gen 1:1.
The first heaven reaches to the clouds. The third heaven is paradise where Paul heard unspeakable words. This is also where the thief on the cross went to be with the Lord. Heaven is not the kingdom of heaven.
Who is the Holy Ghost
God is a Spirit and has no form until his Spirit indwells a saved person and takes the shape of that person in the form of a ghost – in this case it’s called the Holy Ghost. There are many ghosts but the indwelling Spirit of God is called the Holy Ghost.
At the moment a person gets saved, God’s Spirit baptizes that person into the death of Christ
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body … 1 Cor 12:13, Rom 6:3 and the Spirit permanently remains in that person (this is called eternal security), and takes on the shape of the physical body of the saved person. The Holy Ghost is that form of God’s Spirit that indwells and lives within a saved man or woman and is of great comfort and is called the Comforter (Jn 16:7)Another proof of this is as the kingdom of God is within you, and the kingdom of God is joy in the Holy Ghost, this means that the Holy Ghost indwells the believer.
Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Rom 14:17
What is Hell
Hell is an actual and real place of fire in the centre of the earth (Ezekiel 31, 32) and is God’s wrath for the unsaved – for those who reject Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Hell is God’s wrath and heaven in God’s love. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Rom 5:9. Hell is not Satan’s wrath.
Is Jesus God
Yes, it’s very simple and just two verses prove it!
1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth … (Gen 1:1).
2. …For by him (Jesus Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Col 1:15-17
Another explanation, although inadequate, is as one apple has three parts – core, flesh and skin, then the one God has three persons (Heb 1:3) – the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
God became flesh – And without controversy (argument) great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, … 1 Tim 3:16. Jesus was God manifest in the flesh.
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1Jn 5:7 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, … John 1:14.
How many more do you need? (Is 9:6; Jn 1:1-3,14; 8:58 with Ex 3:14; 10:30, 33; 20:28; Matt 1:23; Mark 2:7; Heb 1:8; Gen 1:1 with Col 1:13-18).
Is the Holy Ghost God
Of course, For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1Jn 5:7
He is called the Comforter (Jn 16:7). *Note that the capitals indicate the deity of God.
Indeed, all the attributes of the Father and Jesus Christ are used to describe the Holy Ghost.
Everybody loves Jesus! Which one though?
All heresies and cults, like the tentacles of an octopus, emanate from one source, a wrong understanding of the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ – what it is and what it does. 1. The Calvinist Jesus doesn’t have enough blood to go around for everybody – just those that get selected. 2. The blood of Rome’s Jesus is the wine you drink at the altar, as the priest has the power (he can’t but he thinks he can) to transform ordinary grape juice into the actual blood of Jesus 3. Those that deny eternal security have a Jesus whose blood is not strong enough to keep you saved.
The Godhead is the name the Bible gives for the man-made name of the ‘trinity’ (Acts 17:27; Rom 1:20; Col 2:9) For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1 John 5:7.
Joseph was not the father of Jesus otherwise Jesus would have been born with a sinful nature (Rom 5:12).
“… When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, BEFORE they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.” Matt 1:18
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matt 1:23
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: … Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:31-35
And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. Luke 1:26-27
EvolutionTo spend too much time on this topic would be too ridiculous for words.
Evolution is simply disproved by mathematics with the following example. The chance of a polypeptide being formed at random is 1040,000. Now, it is estimated that the number of atoms in the known universe is 1050 and any number greater than this is an impossibility.
This is a made up lie that your soul passes from one body to another person or animal at death depending on how good you were in this life.
But the scriptures say And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Heb 9:27. Furthermore, Paul says We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Cor 5:8
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Phil 1:23
Now, if anyone deserved to be reincarnated in the ‘lower form’ of an animal, it should have been Paul as he openly states This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 1 Tim 1:15
Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost
This was to call the Spirit of God, the Holy Ghost that Jesus Christ had, an unclean spirit, and this could only happen while Jesus was a man on earth. This can’t happen today, as he sits at the right hand of God the Father in heaven.
… All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit. Mark 3:28-30
Heresies, error and the blood
Error is like an octopus that has many tentacles but one heart. The doctrine of the blood exposes all errors and is the divine plumb line to test every doctrine and belief. The sharp sword of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ will slay the octopus at its very heart.
All the theology ever written can be reduced to the rock foundation of the shed blood of Christ.
All heresies stem from a misunderstanding of the blood of Jesus. Various heresies include:
1. Charismatic groups 2. Christian Science 3. Church of Christ 4. Jehovah’s Witnesses 5. Mormons
6. Roman Catholics 7. Seventh Day Adventists 8. Unity School 9. Worldwide Church of God
10. Christadelphians 11. Scientology 12. Bahai
A. Numbers 2,5,8,9,10,11,12 have no blood atonement whatsoever
B. Numbers 1,3,4,6,7 have a type of “jesus” blood with NO eternal security.
Other heresies include the Presbyterian Calvinist Jesus who’s blood was not shed for all, but only for those who God chooses to save.
All Religions are the Same
How can that be? Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is NONE other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12
Apostolic Signs and Wonders today
As there are no apostles or prophets today, there are no apostolic signs and wonders.
They indeed laid the base for the church which is “…built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;” Eph 2:20.
The offices for today are “…evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;” Eph 4:11.
Paul uses the word ‘sign’ for the Jew and never for the church as “… the Jews require a sign …” 1 Cor 1:22. We also note that Paul writes the book of Romans about one or two years after his writing of First Corinthians in 56AD, and we note that the gifts to the church have changed to the ‘less spectacular’ of prophecy, ministry, teaching, exhortation, giving, ruling, mercy (Rom 12:6-8). He still includes prophecy as he has yet, at that time, to write Ephesians, Philippines, Colossians, Philemon, Titus, 1&2 Timothy and Jude.
Can Christians Expect Physical Healing
Under the old testament, a saint had the promise of physical health but only temporary security.
Today the Christian has eternal security but no promise of physical health.
Can Christians expect healing? The question is “May a Christian ask for healing?” Of course, be humble before God and ask anything according to his will. (Jam 4:15)
However, Paul says If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. 2 Cor 11:30. In addition he says And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Cor 12:9-10. Apparently Paul didn’t seem to worry too much about healing.
Is Deliverance for Today
Yes, it’s called deliverance from sin. As rats and cockroaches appear if food is left lying around, then devils will appear if sin is present. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Pet 5:8
Devils may appear and harass a Christian if he won’t clean up his life from gold, glory, girls, games, gluttony, entertainment, TV, magazines, sport, wrong doctrine, pastimes, radio and so on, and indeed, hatred, bitterness and all the sins of the flesh (Gal 5:19-21). All other deliverance is a total waste of time and promoted by pastors who can’t understand the Bible, who seek their own glory or who may be after your money. There is the mistaken belief that devils can’t possess the body of a Christian, but this is not true as they can possess and live in the flesh of Christians but they, and Satan, can NEVER POSSESS the saved soul. All other ‘bible’ versions with their sensitive new age translators have the word ‘demons’ and not the word “devils” of the King James Bible. Why? It scares them as it is too harsh! Demons are seen as being nicer perhaps. Let’s not scare the children and old people.
Speaking in Tongues1. An example of a known tongue (a proper earthly spoken language)
would be to speak French to a room full of French people. It would be known to them.
2. An example of an unknown tongue (still a proper earthly spoken language) would be to speak French to room full of Germans. It would be an unknown to them.
3. But the example of utterance today is “Doraymefardabarsharsofalahteedoh” which is not a language.
So #1 and #2 are mentioned in the Bible as legitimate but not #3.
Tongues were uttered at Pentecost for unsaved Jews ONLY, not the church. Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe (Christians), but to them that believe not (Jews): … 1 Cor 14:22 .
Furthermore, known and unknown tongues were not angelic and they were never, as the excuse is today, “Oh, my tongues are an ancient extinct Egyptian dialect.” You see, ancient extinct Egyptian dialects would have been useless at Pentecost.
We also note, that only the Authorized Bible, The King James Bible, distinguishes between “known” and “unknown” tongues. Why? The inventors and magicians of the modern day tongues movement all pride themselves on speaking in ‘tongues’.
Psychology and Psychiatry
1. Psychology is the study of human behaviour that attempts to make people feel better before they drop into hell.
2. As psychology tries to help the human condition without addressing the topic of sin, its main aim is to invent words that can be substituted for the words ‘sin’ and ‘sins’. For example, ‘maladaptive social behaviour’ are the code words for ‘disobedience’.3. The best counsellor is a godly man or woman with a thorough knowledge of the scriptures of the King James Bible.
4. Psychology is the same as spraying air freshener at a pig farm – a bit of temporary relief but not a long term solution.
Calvinism springs directly from the roots of the Roman Catholicism of Augustine, the great father of Rome. With no idea as to what the term ‘grace’ means, the modern Calvinist now hides behind the title of ‘Doctrines of Grace’ for their corrupt doctrine. For example, when a Calvinist sees Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Tim 2:4, he inserts the words “…all men with exceptions … to be saved.” (Rev 22:19; Prov 30:6; Deut 4:2; Jer 26:2). Like all Roman Catholics, Calvinists are scripture, twisting masters by making up their own definitions. For example Calvinists have invented the phrases ‘total depravity’, ‘unconditional election’, ‘limited atonement’, ‘irresistible grace’ and ‘perseverance of the saints’ none of which cannot be found anywhere in the Bible.
Sunday and Sabbath Worship
The Sabbath was the fourth commandment of the law for the Jew to keep, as a sign between God and himself Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Ex 20:8. As Christ fulfilled the law, there is no more need to observe the Sabbath. Christ rose on the first day of the week, that is after 6pm on the Saturday night (Mk 16:9), and as such, Christians worship on the first day of the week (Acts 20:6-7; 1Cor 16:2). However, people will still say “But didn’t God rest on the seventh day?” Ans: “Yes, but it was his ceasing from physical creation activity.”
Christians are spiritual new creatures (2Cor 5:17) but not new physical creations, and this is why we worship on Sunday. And the bottom line is this – Christians are at liberty to worship any day of the week.
Binding and Loosing
There are two popular misinterpretations of this topic.
1. The terms of binding and loosing as found in Matthew 16:19 have nothing whatsoever to do with any man assuming God’s power to forgive or retain of sins. For a start 1. All Jews knew that Peter, a man, couldn’t forgive sins, as only God forgives sins (Mk 2:7). 2. Three verses later Christ calls Peter Satan (Matt 16:23) and furthermore 3. All the disciples were given this duty (Jn 20:23).
Christ made all the disciples the official custodians, or gatekeepers, with the key to the knowledge of the entry requirements into the kingdom of heaven (which is completely different to the kingdom of God) as outlined by Christ in the sermon on the mount (Matt 5-7). Because Peter was the first to answer Christ’s question of “…Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” (Matt 16:13), he is simply given this honour before the other disciples.Much like today, every Christian has the responsibility to inform people
where they are headed when they die by using the apostle Paul’s doctrine as the standard of entry into the kingdom of God. A modern day example would be a real estate agent, having been given a key, has the responsibility to inform prospective buyers of the terms and conditions about entry and indeed buying the owner’s house.
The reader will note that entry into the kingdom of heaven as outlined in the sermon on the mount (Matt 5-7) is one of works and has nothing in common with Paul’s doctrine of “…not of works …” (Eph 2:9) for entry into the kingdom of God.
2. The deceived Pentecostal Pastor believes he has the power of binding and loosing devils from a person. However, what appears to be devil possession is simply unconfessed sin and flesh. Can Satan or devils possess your soul? Of course not, but they can dreadfully harass a Christian with a carnal mind (Rom 8:6) who has sinful thoughts or practices and even objects, statues and jewellery coming from pagan sources. But the reader should be under no illusion, that just as rats and cockroaches will appear if food is left lying around, then devils will appear if sin is persistently present. Be sober, be vigilant; … your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Pet 5:8.
Baptism with the Holy Ghost and with fire
This is mentioned in Matthew 3:11. The former happens when a person believes and is automatically baptized (not with water) into the death of Christ by the Holy Ghost (1Cor 12:13; Col 2:12, 3:27; Eph 4:5; Col; Rom 6:3). The latter, to be baptised with fire, is to die unsaved and experience the fires of hell followed by the lake of fire.
Prior to eternal security in Jesus Christ, angels, as protectors and messengers, were an important part of Jewish life. Saints under the old testament did not have two things Christians have today 1. The full written revelation of God’s words in the sixty six books of the Authorized Bible 2. Eternal security. Hence angels, and of course prophets, were sent by God to Israel for their instruction and protection.It follows then, that firstly, as the believer is in Christ, what other protection could he possibly want? None. Secondly, no more prophets,
This satanic theory is a devil inspired theory, made up by a Scottish preacher who was a university lecturer in Science, and who was also a Freemason of rank. The Gap Theory was his woeful and sinful attempt to meld the six day creation with evolution such that both could be believed. He said that God had two creations, with the first starting at Genesis 1:1 and lasting for billions of years. After Genesis 1:1, the gappist says that God destroyed his first creation with a flood (not Noah’s) and then started his second six day creation in Genesis 1:2. instruction or knowledge is needed as we have the full and complete written words of God. Now, the only instance of Paul and the appearance of a messenger angel, occurs in the extreme events of a shipwreck on his way to Rome (Acts 27:23).
In summary: Can angels bring us messages today? No, it’s all been written down in the scriptures and there is nothing more to add. Can angels give us protection today? Not needed.
Why Should Christians Follow the Apostle Paul and not Peter or Christ
1. Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 1Cor 1:11
“Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.” (1Cor 4:16)
“Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” (Phil 4:9)
“…ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, …” (1Thess 1:6)
2. But don’t we follow Jesus? No, as Jesus Christ was a Jew and came to fulfil the old testament law. But as we follow Paul, we shall “… be conformed to the image of his Son, …” Rom 8:29
3. What about following Peter? No. Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles while Peter was the apostle to the Jews. … when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me (Paul), as the gospel of the circumcision (the Jews) was unto Peter; (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me (Paul) toward the Gentiles:) Gal 2:7-8
Paul writes fourteen epistles - thirteen epistles to the churches - Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon and one epistle to the Hebrews. The Hebrews epistle is written to unsaved Jews who are expressing kindness to Paul and other Christians.
Paul states: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, (2 Tim 3:10)
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. (Titus 1:9)
…when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. Rom 2:16
For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. 1 Cor 9:17
... Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 2 Tim 2:8
There is a simple rule of thumb:“If it agrees with Paul it’s doctrine for the Christian. If not, it is still true, however it is meant for another time.” We are urged to Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15
Women preachers and teachers
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 1 Tim 2:11-12
Furthermore, A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 1 Tim 3:2 states that a bishop (a pastor) must be the husband of one wife, which is not possible for a woman. So it is unscriptural for a woman to be a pastor or preacher. Women can teach children and other women and girls, as these do not ursurp the authority over men. This is of course that they teach sound Bible doctrine.
Read 1Tim 2, 5; Titus 2; Eph 5; 1Cor 14 for further guidelines.
Tithing is the modern day Pastor’s use of walking by sight (and using guilt) to extract a certain amount of money out of the congregation, as there are wages, rent and bills to pay. Along with having membership of the church and not missing a Sunday’s attendance without good reason, tithing is a nice little earner. “But without tithing our church wouldn’t exist?” they cry – not knowing that statement simply reveals a certain fearfulness on their behalf.
Tithing is never mentioned by the apostle Paul, but cheerful giving is. The Christian is freed from the old testament law of tithing. But people ask the question “Isn’t Abraham our father in the faith and didn’t he tithe?” The answer is “Yes of course (Gal 3:9), but Abram tithed to Melchisedec (Gen 14:20) before he became a man of faith.” You see, Abram heard the promise (Gen 12:1-3) but he didn’t believe it. He only became a man of faith (Gen 15:6) AFTER tithing to Melchisedec.
Now having Moses and the tithing of the law removed, cheerful giving now becomes the real test for the Christian. All that Christians have belongs to Christ, so he may require 20%, 30%, 50% and upwards. Adhering to tithing can hinder those who have been financially and abundantly blessed from giving more. The church can shake off the limitation of Moses and his tithing commandment as he is no longer, and never was, needed to prop up and enforce wrong doctrine for the church.
All the ten commandments are restated by Paul (Eph 4-6; Rom 12-14; Col 3-4; 1Thess 5) except the fourth commandment of “Keep the Sabbath”. Why? Jesus fulfilled the law perfectly and rose on resurrection Sunday which is the first day of the week.Indeed, the apostle Paul states that he speaks the commandments of God If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 1 Cor 4:16 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 1 Cor 11:1
This being the case, Christians are to do what Paul the Christian says to do in his thirteen epistles to the churches, not what Jesus Christ the Jew says to do concerning entry into kingdom of heaven which is different from entry into the kingdom of God Lk 17:21 Rom 14:7.
Nowhere in scripture does it say that the bread and the wine are the actual body and blood of Christ or that they contain the presence of Christ. Christ said they are to be taken in remembrance only (Lk 22:19). How often? Paul does not say but it can be as often as you meet (1 Cor 11:25).
Roman Catholics misunderstand what ‘grace’ is by thinking it has to be infused and imparted into their physical body every time they eat their sacraments. That’s why the mass is very important to them and they don’t like to miss out by not attending the mass service. They think they eat Christ’s actual body (the biscuit wafer) and drink his actual blood (the grape juice) and by so doing, they will infuse and impart Christ’s grace into themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth. They re-crucify Christ every time to do this. As the scriptures say
But this man, after he had offered ONE sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Heb 10:12 …there remaineth NO MORE sacrifice for sins, Heb 10:26
You see, they interpret For by GRACE are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:8-9, as INFUSED grace. That’s why it’s always a mad scramble by the Catholic priest to get a dying Roman Catholic to EAT the bread and the wine before he dies, lest he drop into hell. He has to get Jesus into the man’s stomach!
Christians have Christ’s grace and righteousness imputed NOT imparted to their account (Rom 4:11, 22-24), not into their body!
The Christian’s salvation grace is imputed to him not imparted (put into) him. It is not a grace that you can swallow in the form of a wafer biscuit!!!!
Christians are to judge, not the unsaved, but to those that would call themselves a Christian
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. 1 Cor 5:12-13. A Christian that doesn’t judge is sinning.
Marriage and Divorce
A Christian may divorce and have another husband or wife, but this is to be avoided at all costs if at all possible.
The scriptures say that A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant,
sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1 Tim 3: 2 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. Titus 1:6. As the above two scriptures are in the present tense, a man cannot be a Pastor if at that point in time he has two wives. It also follows that a man who has had three wives can be a Pastor unless self-righteous church members get on his case.
Repentance is not a turning from sins but a changing of the mind. The unsaved man thinks that if there is a heaven, he will get there by his good works or being a good person. BUT THIS THINKING WILL TAKE HIM TO HELL. HE HAS TO CHANGE HIS MIND … HE HAS TO REPENT OF THIS THINKING!!!
The steps are
1. He has godly sorrow about his sin and not a worldly sadness and sorrow.
2. He changes his mind (repents by changing his mind) that only Jesus can saved him
3. He gets saved.
For godly sorrow (step
worketh repentance (step 2) to salvation (step 3) not to be repented of: but the sorrow of
the world worketh death.
2 Corinthians 7:9-10
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed (step 1) to repentance (step 2): for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
Remission and redemption
Remission is for sins past (Rom 3:25) while redemption is for past, present and future sins (Col 1:14). A way to describe this is to take the analogy of cancer – with treatment it goes into remission but it might come back. Animal blood was for the remission of sins and provided only temporary salvation, but Christ’s perfect blood redeems us and gives us permanent and eternal security.Under the old testament, animal blood could only provide a temporary solution to sins with the covering or remitting of sins that were past. As such, there were always countless sacrifices being repeated as new sins meant new sacrifices. Under the new testament of Paul’s doctrine, Christ’s perfect blood has paid for all sins for all time.
An everyday, but inadequate, analogy of the gospel to the sinner’s ear, would be the equivalent to the delight/relief/ praise/ thankfulness/absolute ecstatic joy etc etc of a prisoner on death row, who has just heard that the judge who sentenced him to death, stepped down, took off his robes and went to the gas chamber in his place out of love for the prisoner.
God the judge has paid with his own blood “… the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” Acts 20:28
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ (the judge) died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath (an eternal gas chamber) through him. (Rom 5:8-9)
… Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners …1 Tim 1:15
“…the gospel … By which also ye are saved, … 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: 1 Cor 15:1-4
Can a Christian ever be lost (called eternal security)
Of course not. Christians are sanctified and perfected forever.
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. (Rom 15:16)
Also 1Cor 1:2; 1Cor 6:11; Jude 1:1; Heb 2:11, 10:10.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Heb 10:14. Read Rom 6:3-11.
Water Baptism not Needed to get Saved or to Stay Saved.
We follow Paul the Apostle and his doctrine of no water baptism
1. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 1Cor 1:17
2. The jailer was told to only believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved (Acts 16:31)
3. Also, the Galatians were retreating back into works and water baptisms (water baptism is a work). Paul says Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Gal 3:3. Paul’s doctrine replaces and is superior to Peter’s who addresses the men of Israel with “…repent and be baptized (with water) …” (Acts 2:38)
Infant BaptismThis is the mistaken and useless religious practice involving anxious parents who rush to have their new born babies sprinkled with water by the minister. They are fearful that should their little ones die, they will go to hell before any lingering original sin can be washed away. Paul never speaks of it and it can’t be found anywhere under the new testament.
Two verses explain this:
… for where no law is, there is no transgression. Rom 4:15
… but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Rom 5:13
Now, children up to a certain age of five? six? seven?, and certainly not new born babies, are not able to understand laws. However, by getting a smack for doing something naughty, they soon learn that there are right and wrong things to do.
Did Paul and Jesus get Water Baptised.
Yes, Jesus was water baptised but not for sin. By his baptism (Matt 3:16) God demonstrated that there was a changing of the priesthood from Aaron to himself. Under the old testament, Aaron had actual water and oil poured on him (Ex 29:4, 21) when being installed into the priesthood.
Now, Jesus Christ had water also, but the Spirit of God descends on him instead of oil, showing that this was a much better priesthood than that of Aaron.
With regard to Paul, at the time he underwent water immersion, he had not received his gospel of no water baptism.
Would a God of Love Send Me to Hell
He has no choice. To think otherwise, is to misunderstand the nature of God who is pure and holy and cannot let sin or sinners into heaven. Furthermore, “… the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” (Rom 7:12). God is holy and his law is holy.
Now here’s the example of an unsaved man who hides behind the excuse: “Well, what about all those tribes that haven’t heard the gospel?” You could answer: “They probably won’t believe just like you!” Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. Prov 26:4-5.
It is to be noted that God saves through dreams as we are hearing with Muslims today.
Entry into heaven by works and blood
From Adam to now, entry into heaven his has always been by perfect works, and reconciliation with God has been with blood …it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Lev 17:11
1. The Christian has the perfect works of Christ and his blood, put into his account.
2. Under the old testament, the Jew went to Abraham’s bosom with animal blood.
This is the unseen spiritual operation performed by God when he separates the soul from the sins of the flesh. This is automatic and occurs at the very moment a man gets saved.
In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Col 2:11.
Like a ring-barked tree that actually dies, physical circumcision under the old testament, was an actual body operation which only symbolized the death of self; and it involved that part of the male body that rises up.
Now the new testament parallel is that the works and sins of the flesh also rise up like anger, bitterness, wrath and hatred and so on (Eph 3:1-12) and God cuts these off from the soul so that the soul is saved. God performs not a physical circumcision, but an unseen spiritual one, that separates the soul from the actual body of flesh. Your saved soul is called the inward man For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 2 Cor 4:16.
And so our saved soul, the inward man, thirsts for God’s words For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: Rom 7:22, but the outward man, that is the flesh, is still full of sin and sins.
The Law and its curse
As “… the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” (Rom 7:12), it demands perfection, which nobody can fulfil. That’s why it is a curse (Gal 3:10,13). But Christ perfectly obeyed and fulfilled the law on our behalf (Rom 10:4).
Christians are still under laws, but only those set down by Paul in his thirteen epistles. If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Cor 14:37.
The Book of HebrewsIn the late AD 60’s, Paul writes to the Hebrews (they were not Christians) who have separated themselves from the hardliners of the
doctrine of Moses and their animal blood sacrifices, with the latter now treating them as enemies. Although the cross had taken place about 30 years earlier, these Jews were still embracing Jesus as the Messiah, but not as Saviour. Paul clearly states that their Messiah beliefs will take them to hell. Paul urges them to stop being ‘Messianics’ (unsaved Messiah believing Jews) and get saved and have Christ as their Saviour and become Christians.
They were, as the saying goes, caught between “a rock and a hard place”. In their case, the Rock was Jesus the Saviour and the hard place was the animal sacrifices of Moses.
Is Salvation Doing or Done
There are only two religions in the world. Are you still doing and working or will you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ who has done all that’s necessary for you to be saved and stay saved?
Is OT Salvation the Same as NT Salvation
No. God has always demanded blood for sin (Lev 17:11), but the blood of animals only ever gave temporary security. Now there remains no more sacrifice for sin (Heb 9:26, 10:2, 10, 12, 14, 18, 26). Christ’s perfect blood means eternal security - never to be lost.
How to be Sure of Getting to Heaven
Getting into heaven has always been by 100% perfect obedience and that means not one sin since the day you were born. It is knowing that although Christ was sinless, he was made sin with our sins and so God poured out his wrath on Jesus for the world’s sins. Jesus paid the penalty God demanded for sin. We are justified and redeemed by his blood.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:8-9
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (Col 1:14)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Eph 2:8-9)
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. (Rom 4:5)
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Rom 5:8-9)
We note that water baptism is not mentioned anywhere by the apostle Paul to get saved or stay saved.
Reconciliation with God has always been by blood and there are two types – animal’s or Jesus Christ’s, with the former only offering a temporary restoring of man’s fellowship with God.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Lev 17:11
Reconciliation with God has never been by works For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:8-9.
This blood atonement/reconciliation/fellowship with God is not to be mistaken for entry into heaven, as this is by perfect works. You see, having been put into Christ by his blood, the Christian can now have the perfect obedience of Christ put into his account, which is his ‘entry ticket’ into heaven.
This is a made up lie by Rome to extract money from widows and others at the death of their loved one, in order that their time in hell can be minimized with special prayers. This heresy appeared about the 6th century in Rome and was originally believed by Plato, the Stoics, Buddha and the Muslims. But as the scriptures point out, that one can only be redeemed by the blood of Christ (1Pet 1:18-19).
They wrest the scriptures to their own destruction (2Pet 3:16) by misunderstanding the following Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 1 Cor 3:13
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 1 Cor 3:15. Works shall be burned but not the man.
The Mass = biscuit or wafer grace
Rome claims that the wafer is the actual body of Christ and must be eaten for a man to be internally righteous before God. They claim the effect of the wafer will last for about 20 minutes or so. They also claim that their ‘red sacrament’ drink is the actual blood of Christ.
Christians have the imputed righteousness of Christ obtained by belief, not, as the Catholics say, the imparted righteousness of their bread and wine.
Spooky! Could we prosecute them for cannibalism? Fancy having a building to actually eat people’s bodies and drink their blood! “No! No!” They cry “It’s the un-bloody sacrifice.” “Well” we reply “that’s no good either, because only actual blood will atone for sins.”For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Lev 17:11.
As Paul says we have the Lord’s supper in remembrance only … Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. … This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 1 Cor 11:24-25
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Heb 10:10-12
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Heb 10:14
Jn 6:58, 63
Rome and Mary Worship
Why would anyone pray to and worship a sinner? Mary was a sinner and sinners needed to be purified (Lk 2:22). Mary called on God to be her Saviour (Lk 1:47) and only sinners do this. It is blasphemy to pray or worship Mary as … there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. 1 Tim 2:5. Indeed, Christ knew no sin, in him was no sin, did no sin and spoke no sin (1Jn 3:5; 1Pet 2:21; 2Cor 5:21)
Rome is the harlot of Babylon
Satan’s chief counterfeit religion on earth is found in Rome.
1. Rome is the city that sits on seven hills And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. (Rev 17:9)
2. Rome is the harlot and whore of St John’s Revelation
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Rev 17:5
3. Rome infiltrates every
government on earth With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication,
and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her
fornication. Rev 17:2
4. The colours of Rome are indeed purple and scarlet. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: Rev 17:4
Satan is the god of the world and its system (2Cor 4:4) and hasn’t been to hell yet (Rev 20:10). Jesus Christ, not Satan, controls the earth with its earthquakes and storms and floods and Satan is not to be blamed for these. (Matt 8:26)And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2 Cor 11:14-15
There is a mistaken belief that God needs Satan to punish people as he can’t or won’t do it himself. Put it this way, as a parent do you need the help of the paedophile or a violent neighbour down the street to help correct your son or daughter? Of course not, you’ll do it yourself!
There are three that make up the ‘unholy trinity’ – the antichrist (the beast of Rev 13:1), the false prophet (another beast of Rev 13:11) and Satan himself (also called “… the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan … (Rev 20:2).
The antichrist will be the earth’s political leader supported by the false prophet who will be the earth’s religious leader in Rome, and both being under the direction and control of Satan himself, who is the god of this world’s system (2Cor 4:4)
Read also 2Thess 2:3-4; Dan 7:23-26; Rev 13:1-10, 14:9-11; 17:8-18; 19:19-20
The false prophet will be the earth’s religious leader after the rapture has happened, and it will be the Pope that sits in Rome. He will do great wonders, calling down fire from heaven and doing other miracles and he causes all to receive the mark of the beast (Rev 13: 11-17; 16:13; 19:20; 20:10)
Mark of the Beast
Such is the hatred that Satan has for people, that his mark of the beast will be his final and total attempt to control everything on earth. We can see the start of it already with all being encouraged (and forced) into online banking, financial dealings and so on. Those without the mark of the beast will not be able to buy or sell (Rev 13:16-17) however they will rule and reign with Christ (Rev 20:4). Those with the mark will suffer eternal torment (Rev 14:9, 11); 15:2, shall suffer horrendous body sores (Rev 16:2) and will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev 19:20).
The mark of the beast cannot be offered before the rapture of Christians off the earth. Why? Those that receive the mark will suffer the fire of eternal torment (Rev 14:11, 19:20). This cannot apply to Christians who have eternal security. Just suppose the mark was offered before the rapture, there would be some saved but ‘weak in the faith’ Christians that would willingly take the mark. Therefore we see that the mark can only be offered after the rapture when there will be no Christians on earth.
By Harley Hitchcock