Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:13-14 – Hold Fast

Matthew 24:13 (KJV) “But he who endures to the end shall be saved” There is a subtle time-shift hidden right here in these ten words – a mystery.Remember, Jesus is addressing His disciples, Jews.  They had just come for the Temple and are discussing Jewish things.  Christianity, as we would know it, is still somewhere … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:13-14 – Hold Fast

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:11-12 – LAST THINGS

Matthew 24:11- 12 (KJV) “And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” At this point we should refresh ourselves with the context:  “…Take heed that no man deceive you.   5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:11-12 – LAST THINGS

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:10 – the Falling Away

Matthew 24:10 (KJV) “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.” Persecution results in, “many being offended.” It purges out the dross.  Persecution of Christians is intensifying.  For the first time in two-thousand years, governments worldwide have forbidden church attendance.  Using the COVID-19 epidemic as the rationale … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:10 – the Falling Away

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:9 – Persecutions

Matthew 24:9 (KJV) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. Jesus says, “for My name’s sake.”  He is addressing His followers, NOT adherents of Judaism.  The verse begins with “Then,” or “At that time.”  As earth approaches … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:9 – Persecutions

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:3-5 – The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

Mark 13:3-13; Luke 21:7-19 Matthew 24:3 (KJV)  “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? (the destruction of the Temple) and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” (His second advent, to … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:3-5 – The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

the Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24 – Introduction

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kills the prophets, and stones them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.  For I say unto you, Ye shall not … More the Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24 – Introduction

Jacob’s Trouble

When we read Scripture in Context it becomes evident that the time of “Jacob’s Trouble” is the entire time the nation of Israel remains divorced from God.  It cannot simply be the “Great Tribulation” of Revelation as so many assume.  Hosea depicts Israel as the unloving, unfaithful wife of Jehovah God.  Hosea details Israel’s infidelity, … More Jacob’s Trouble

Understanding Scripture – 2 0f 2

PARADIGM-SHIFTING – OUR CONFLICTING WESTERN MINDSET:  What in the world is paradigm-shifting?  Have you ever noticed that wherever you are on the globe, the local World-map shows them at the center of the world?  Likewise, we in the west are naturally western-centric – viewing the world with ourselves at the center and everything revolving around … More Understanding Scripture – 2 0f 2

Is Intelligent Design an Oxymoron?

Have you caught on that evolutionists give themselves away when they use the word, “Design?” They resist saying “Intelligent Design,” however, isn’t it a contradiction in logic to employ the word “DESIGN” and then deny the “INTELLIGENCE” behind it? Aren’t the two intrinsically joined, inseparable? The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines design as:intransitive verb, 1) to conceive … More Is Intelligent Design an Oxymoron?