Posted by: biblestudyseattle | June 15, 2020

Flummoxing

Isn’t it disturbing to hear otherwise smart people defend not-so-peaceful demonstrations and super ineffective coronavirus restrictions?  How could PhD’s justify defunding the police?  It can’t be an intellectual problem, it must be a moral one:

The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works.  He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”  2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

Some people are so determined to hate president Trump that they will espouse the most ridiculous Satanic rubbish.

Posted by: biblestudyseattle | June 14, 2020

Division

“I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!  But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed!  Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.  From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”  Luke 12:49-53

Doesn’t this feel like now?  (June 2020)  So much conflicting information is floating around.  Some people dig and dig until they feel they have found the truth.  Others give up and just decide to follow a person or organization that will tell them the truth.  But how will it be when some people find out they were on the wrong side of the truth?

Posted by: biblestudyseattle | June 6, 2020

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano penned a published letter to president Donald Trump about current events in light of the battle between good and evil:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/archbishop-viganos-powerful-letter-to-president-trump-eternal-struggle-between-good-and-evil-playing-out-right-now

 

Posted by: biblestudyseattle | May 30, 2020

Christian Obedience

To what extent must Christians obey secular or religious authorities?

You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’  But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.  And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.”  Matthew 5:38-40

But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”  Again they tried to seize him, but he escaped their grasp.”  John 10:38-39

Jesus resisted evil people; isn’t he contradicting his own teaching??  No!  Context is key.  Turning the other cheek is only when you have no choice.  The Christian life is not about trying to become a martyr.  We are mainly to do good, but also:

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”   Ephesians 5:11  We are to turn people from evil whenever possible:

“Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.”  James 5:20

 

Posted by: biblestudyseattle | May 25, 2020

Under the Earth

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.”  Philippians 2:9-11

And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”  But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.  I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.”  Revelation 5:2-4

“Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:”  Revelation 5:13

What is the meaning of ‘under the earth’?  Does this mean ants will bow down to Jesus?  Do spirits live under the surface of the earth?  Is this referring to the dead?  Or is this phrase not about location, but just emphasizing all creatures?  Time will tell.

Posted by: biblestudyseattle | May 12, 2020

Destroying evil?

Some believe that Noah’s flood was not only a real event, but also a prophecy.  Some also believe that that prophecy is being fulfilled as we speak.  God used the Flood to start over; to destroy the evil people and animals and then repopulate the earth.  This took 370 days back in 2472 B.C.  The antitype will most likely take 370 years.  Genesis 6-9

The first 150 days of the flood involved the waters increasing.  “The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.”   Genesis 7:24

Water typically represents truth in the bible.  (Jesus is called ‘living water’, and also the ‘way, the truth, the life’.)  John 7:38, 14:6

It is easy to see truth increasing in our day.  Daniel said, “But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”  Daniel 12:4  Cars, planes, books, telephones, radio, TV, and the Internet have facilitated this mightily.  But there was a different purpose back in the Flood – to kill hopelessly evil people (Human/angel hybrids?).  God needed to massively reduce evil.

Is this happening in our day?  (circa 2020s).  Are evil people being brought to justice?  Are crimes being exposed?  Is child trafficking being seriously reduced?  It appears so.

Posted by: biblestudyseattle | May 10, 2020

Temples

Why did God establish temples?  What is the purpose of a temple?  To have a place to approach God.  And God’s temples always involve sacrifices.  Why?

Many Christians have been misled to believe that ‘we are saved by grace’.  Yes, but it implies that there are no consequences for our sins.  At least not in heaven.  When a believer dies, it’s instant paradise.  Oh, what a deception of Satan!  Satan has many lies that many believe.  The first might be the most effective.  “You won’t die.”  Genesis 3:4  This seemed to be true.  God told Adam & Eve that they would surely die the day they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good & evil.  But they didn’t die that day!  So Satan modified his lie: your body will die but your soul is immortal.  Of course they did die that day –  “A thousand years in your sight
    are like a day that has just gone by.”  Psalm 90:4

The next implication of Satan’s lie is that there are no consequences to our sins.  The Israelites had to do bloody, gross sacrifices, but Jesus apparently did away with that practice.  Or did he?  Why is there a temple in heaven?  “Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant.”  Revelation 11:19

Does this mean there are sacrifices in heaven?  Did Jesus nail the Law to the cross or the offenses of the Law?  And have you ever heard a Christian explain this prophecy, “Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.”  Zechariah 14:16

I thought the sacrificial system died at the cross?  No.  How do we explain Ezekiel’s prophecy, “ I saw a wall completely surrounding the temple area. The length of the measuring rod in the man’s hand was six long cubits, each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth. He measured the wall; it was one measuring rod thick and one rod high.”  Ezekiel 40:5

Another Temple?  After Jesus died?  How do we explain this?  Why does Peter say, “For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household;”  1 Peter 4:17   If we are instantly translated to heaven, where is the judgment?  Or can there be judgment in heaven since there are sacrifices in heaven(?)

Posted by: biblestudyseattle | May 3, 2020

Lockdown

“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  John 20:19

What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it.  But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”

Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.  But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!  As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.”  Acts 4:16-21

What would Jesus and the disciples do during this lockdown?  Would they agree not to go outside or talk to anyone?  Would they be wearing facemasks?  Would they refuse to visit their mother or aunt because the governor says you cannot visit anyone?  I doubt it.  They would get creative.  And visit.  In person.

At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.”  Luke 13:31-32

That’s the attitude we should have toward our tyrannical governors and mayors, “Go Tell That Fox!!”

Posted by: biblestudyseattle | April 16, 2020

Thoughts on Coronavirus

As of April 16, 2020, where are we at with this coronavirus thing biblically?  Are we nearing the end of the 150 days (years) of rising and prevailing water (truth) of Noah’s flood?  Are the good guys prevailing?  The bad guys?

It’s pretty easy to see dark side’s plan.  Scare everybody.  Crash the economy.  Eliminate cash.  Force vaccines on everyone.  Install 5G.  Biblically, 666 comes to mind.  Rev 13:16-18

What about the good guys?  Undoubtedly, the wheat (Christians) are being gathered into the barn (heaven), just as Joseph did during the years of plenty (Gen 41:41-49).  Are the days of increasing knowledge and travel that Daniel (Dan 12:4) prophesied about over?  Probably not.  Are the years of plenty over?  Probably not.  Is the glorious first half (1 Kings 6:1,9:10) of Solomon’s reign over?  Almost certainly not.

Who will come out on top?  Will evil people be executed or thrown in jail?  Probably some.  Will vaccination become mandatory?  Possibly, with some exemptions allowed.  But vaccine resistance will grow exponentially.  The dark side is pushing vaccines to decrease population.

This commentator thinks more good will come than bad.  We speculate that the years of plenty are not over, not for at least 39 more years.  The years of famine (of Christians) will come, but not yet.  The truth about viruses and disease will increase.  5G will have to be scaled back for obvious health reasons.

Posted by: biblestudyseattle | March 6, 2020

Coronavirus

Whatever the true situation with 2019-nCov is, it will lead to more people understanding the true nature of viruses and disease.  Satan routinely overplays his hand leading to truth leaking out.  People have to be wondering, is this really as bad as the media is telling us?  65,000,000 dead?  All of the major disease outbreaks in history have arisen in really dirty conditions.  Now that the developed world has clean drinking water, sanitation and sewer systems, cases like the Black death can’t happen.  This ‘pandemic’ seems to this author a little fishy.  Consider:

Whatever the source, the hysteria being drummed up follows a now well-worn pattern where the population is kept in a perpetual state of anxiety and fear about microbes so that drug companies (aided by federal health officials) can come to the rescue with yet another expensive (and potentially mandatory) drug or vaccine.

Back in 2005, headlines warned the U.S. was facing a cataclysmic extermination event with a calculated 2 million Americans succumbing to the bird flu; the best-case scenario had a calculated death toll of 200,000. The same scare tactics were used during the 2009 swine flu outbreak.

In 2014, we were told Ebola might overtake the U.S. and then it was pertussis outbreaks.23 In January 2015, it was measles in Disneyland. In January 2016, it was zika, followed by more news about pertussis outbreaks.24 In 2017 and 2018 it was influenza,25 then back to measles again in 2019.26 Now we have coronavirus.

January and February appear to be a favorite time to launch a global disease scare with the dutiful assistance of corporatized media. It’s convenient, seeing how usually by the first Monday in February every year (Feb. 3, 2020), the president sends the U.S. Congress the administration’s budget requesting funds to be allocated to federal agencies for the next fiscal year’s budget (Oct. 1, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2021).27

Each time there’s a public health scare, the Pharma and public health lobby is able to vie for a larger slice of taxpayer money to pay for drug and vaccine development.28

Equally curious is the fact that Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored a novel coronavirus pandemic preparedness exercise October 18, 2019, in New York called “Event 201.”46 The simulation predicted a global death toll of 65 million people within a span of 18 months.47 As reported by Forbes December 12, 2019:48

“The experts ran through a carefully designed, detailed simulation of a new (fictional) viral illness called CAPS or coronavirus acute pulmonary syndrome. This was modeled after previous epidemics like SARS and MERS.”

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is the biggest recipient of research grants from federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Department of Defense and has received millions of dollars in research grants from the Gates Foundation.50 In 2016, Johns Hopkins spent more than $2 billion on research projects, leading all U.S. universities in research spending for the 38th year in a row.51

If research funded by federal agencies, such as the DOD or HHS is classified as being performed “in the interest of national security,” it is exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Research conducted under the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is completely shielded from FOIA requests by the public.53 Additionally, agencies may deny FOIA requests and withhold information if government officials conclude that shielding it from public view “protects trade secrets and commercial or financial information which could harm the competitive posture or business interests of a company.”54

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that its mission is “to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.”55 Clearly, it will be difficult to obtain information about government-funded biomedical research on microbes like coronavirus conducted at major universities or by pharmaceutical corporations in biohazard labs.

How likely is it, then, that the coronavirus outbreak making people so sick today “suddenly” emerged simply because people ate bats and snakes in a Wuhan market? It looks more like a biosecurity accident but, until more is known, inevitably there will be more questions than answers about whether this latest global public health emergency is a more ambitious tactical “sand table exercise,” echoing unanswered questions about the 2009 swine flu pandemic fiasco.

  • – From Joseph Mercola     mercola.com

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