"Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls."
1 Peter 1:8-9 (KJV)
1 Peter 1:8-9 (KJV)
If we were to listen to the voice of today’s pagan society when asking the question regarding the end of the world, you would hear about as many different answers as there are people in the world. Most people have no clue the answers that are right in between the pages of the Bible that sits on most of their bookshelves or closets at home. Among many of the popular answers you will most likely hear these unknowingly gullible individuals explain how there will be a meteorite strike the earth or maybe California will fall into the ocean. If we ask them to go a bit further to explain what will happen to us after death in this disaster that will surely raise eyebrows and open the doors for circular arguments, which shout the popularity of our anti-Christian culture. Although I am young at the ripe age of 28, I have had the opportunity gain a great vast of knowledge from God’s Word compared to what I ever learned from the world's’ writings. The biggest concept that I picked up that was yet to come to past, but surely will not hold off much longer is the second coming of Christ. I have amassed a huge collection of evidence to prove such beliefs and will place a few of them up for discussion here today. Of course don’t just take my word for it, but also do your own research to see how these simple truths line up with the evidence that I bring you here.
1.) The Torah Stands as A Book of History
Never has any man or organization on the face of the earth been able to disprove the credibility and integrity of any of the ancient texts from which we source our Holy Bible today. These include the books such as the Torah, Septuagint, or Talmud which is an oral version of the Torah. These ancient writings are what early Christians used to form the basis of the Old Testament. The New Testament writings were later added after completion forming many of the books we see in the Bible today. The first “canon” council meetings were held by the Bishops of the early church to determine which of these books would go into our official Bibles. Many factors were considered such as: authorship, time of writing, subject, authenticity, reference by other scriptural writings, and many other important factors. To read more about the formation of the Bible and canon, go here. Because of the inerrancy and authenticity of our Holy Bible, we can use it as a measure of standard and truth in life. Much of the history found in books all across the world today would have been lost without the records of the holy texts. Furthermore, discoveries of such old copies such as The Dead Sea Scrolls only increase the credibility of these writings. Because of the Bible's historical credibility, we have to consider what truths that it holds about our past and future. God has big plans for the future of mankind and it can be found in the pages of the Bible’s various books. When we research and study the prophetic words given, we are left with a choice to make. That choice is: believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life, or be left behind in the coming end days and tribulation. These prophecies lead me to my second point.
2.) Many of the Biblical Prophecies Given for the End of Days/Jesus’s Second Return, Have Already Been Fulfilled.
Let’s begin to understand the credibility of Jesus by understanding how his very existence was foretold and his life lived up to every ounce of prophecy that God gave the prophets regarding the Messiah. Christ was born of a virgin as required in Isaiah 7:14 which was fulfilled in Matthew 1:18. The true Messiah had to be sold for 30 pieces of silver as stated in Zechariah 11:12-13. To fulfill prophecy God allowed his son to be sold in such a way when Jesus Christ was betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver in Matthew 27:3. I could at you with hundreds more, but rather than do that for the sake of time I am going to tell you about the most important messianic prophecy in my opinion that was fulfilled by Jesus. That is the Messiah had to be raised from the dead according to Psalms 49:15. As most of us know, Jesus rose from the dead in Mark 16:9. It is said that if Jesus could meet only 8 of the New Covenant prophecies that such odds would be equal to 1 in 1017. According to Dr. Peter Stover, that is equal to filling the state of Texas 2 feet deep in silver dollars and taking one painted coin and tossing it in the pile and mixing it up, then asking a blind man to pick the one coin with only one chance to pick out the painted coin. According to Biblical scholars, there are over 25 fulfilled hard evidenced prophecies about the first coming of Jesus.
Now we can examine the prophecies regarding the end of days that are to come and those which have already been fulfilled. In essence, the events of Joel 2 are already beginning to take place. The trumpet will blow any moment now and the dead will rise. Acts 2 has re-emerged in recent decades. It began in the early 1900’s and has now wrapped around the globe showing the Pentecost is as strong as ever and continues to grow in number, which leads me to the Great Commission. Matthew 24:14, depending on how you interpret “to all the nations” could be said to already have taken place or in good progress as we speak. Just as God was waiting on the Roman Kingdom and its ability to build roads and means of quicker and more efficient transportation in order for this will to be done regarding the first coming of Jesus, God has waited upon the U.S. today to also prepare the world around it for the second coming of Christ. Still not convinced? This is why scripture such as Isaiah 60:8, and 11:14 only make logical sense in today’s world with the American invention of the airplane. What else would God be showing in Isaiah besides an airplane? Not only technology has played a factor, but also the common language of English has been spread by the British and Americans alike, allowing the Gospel to spread with it. With English came many other translations of the Bible that many indigenous people would not have had without the many missionaries that have been sent from our country over the years. Americans have long funded the missionary fields and church since its conception. Even though the faith is becoming less popular by the day, we remain one of the biggest supporters of the mission fields.
3.) Scientific Evidence Only Supports The Truth Revealed In God’s Word.
As Darwinists hold on to the last ounce of pride they have left, only the claim of ignorance can save them from the embarrassment they are facing now. Evolution’s supporters have no claims left which have not been contradicted at some point by evidence given from archaeology and other natural science fields. Darwin who was also well known for contradicting his own theories once said, “Why, if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms?” He does bring an excellent fact to point out regarding his world renown theory. Why don’t we see matadors, ape-men, fox-cats, and many other transitional organisms. The answer is that there are simply no transitional organisms because they don’t exist and never have. In the case of old earth, new earth, and time-gap theories I wish to point out some relevant facts to you. If dinosaurs are said to have lived millions of years ago, why then are scientist finding soft tissues which have not yet fully decomposed of triceratops’ and multiple other species? Isn’t it rather obvious that these creatures did not live millions of years ago and simply die out from a meteor. They lived alongside mankind for many years, especially prior to the flood. There are footprints which have been found in North America of man prints within dinosaur prints which were made within a small window of time suggesting they were most likely made the same day. The flood is the reason mass graves are found in deserts and along mountain ranges of various dinosaur species as well as other wildlife which had to have been buried all at once. There are whale bones at the tops of mountains which also suggest that the water was over the mountain at some point in the last few thousand years. I could go on for days giving you references to late dinosaurs, especially like the one by Alexander the Great who claimed to have fought theses “great dragons” and animal encyclopedias in Europe which noted their existence. We won’t go over all the details tonight for the sake of your sanity, but just keep in mind that you can’t always trust government funded science to tell you the truth, just as you can’t trust our government funded health care to take care of you. Efficiency and accuracy is clearly not the reputation we have here in America for government funded programs. Use the noggin that God gave you and do the Bible study and research for yourself. It is only a matter of time before so much of God’s truth is revealed through mankind's’ science, that it will have to be hidden for anyone to believe the lies of the enemy through this damaged field of study. Once the day arrives when all such truths are revealed, I believe will be the moment of our Messiah’s return.
One of the biggest sources for proof of our Divine creation lies right between our skin and bones. This source is the life source of all the living beings on this earth, blood (Leviticus 17:11). The blood contains the material that determines who we are, who our parents were, and who our descendants will be. The Word contains every piece of science advancements that could ever be made, we just haven’t developed them all yet. God was hinting at something very important in this portion of Leviticus that He understood that man did not yet. God doesn’t need a microscope to see genetic material, he made it. Just like a very precise machine, the DNA code of our bodies replicates itself without error or fail until our death on this earth. If that DNA ever stops, so does the body. Due to DNA using our blood for its host, our blood was then considered the lifesource and should be held sacred in God’s eyes. To consume or disrespect the blood was as if you were disrespecting or consuming that living beings’ soul. Within each DNA strand a molecule lies a core that is electrified and constantly in motion. I personally believe that this is how God keeps us plugged in to our heavenly lifesource and keeps our genetic material in working order. We then we come to the question of aging. Why do we age if our lifesource is from God himself? The answer is simple. The curse of death in Genesis could have been prevented by man staying in the Garden of Eden as was the living situation for man in Genesis 2 from the beginning, but those two really messed it up for the rest of us. God ordered them to eat of anything they wanted, but to stay away from one tree which he explains in detail in Genesis 2:16-17. However, if they hadn’t have really messed it up I believe some man would have came along and dumbfoundedly ate of the tree anyway as the couple does in Genesis 3:1-7. This one single act of rebellion doomed all mankind to deal with death and aging for the rest of their existence. Not only would they deal with death, but the hardship and toil of work as well (Genesis 3:17). The next time you get the disappointed speech from the boss or notice a wrinkle you didn’t have before, just thank Adam and Eve. All jokes aside, we as humans are wicked from birth and someone would have really dropped the ball at some point or another. We can’t give Adam such a hard time considering how broken we were when Jesus saved us!
Speaking of broken, if a D.N.A. strand for any reason doesn’t duplicate right or if a mutation occurs that strand then dies off and is not allowed to duplicate itself. Yes, I am telling you that macro-evolution is impossible. The DNA strands will not allow mutations to the degree that would allow such evolutionary results to occur such as lizards evolving from fish. Our D.N.A. is like a super computer at work, quickly eliminating extra/junk code from our bodies. Mutations are not allowed to be passed from generation to generation. Judging by the fruitfly studies that scientist have been using for years to try and prove evolution, it would take billions of years just to get a small change in the D.N.A. structure to work. This would certainly prevent us from ever being able to see that cartoon “CatDog” we watched growing up become reality and that is really a bummer, but serves as an awesome testimony to the integrity of God’s Word. Micro Evolution is a different ballgame however. Many species are affected by short term micro-evolution. Animals such as birds, dogs, and even fish have long been subjected to the effect of such changes. The difference is that all of the organisms that go through mostly temporary micro-evolutionary changes are those who hold the capability and variances within their gene pool. For example: you see an albino alligator which is completely white. This would be considered a mutation that is rare just as in humans. More than likely the offspring won’t be albino because this is not a permanent change in that line of genetics, just a rare occurrence. The subtle changes that Darwin noticed in the finches he studied to write parts of his On The Origin of Species, were principles which he did not understand to be microevolution. These changes in the finch beaks were only temporary because the birds with the longest beaks were the individuals who had survived in a higher number the previous year due to the depth of the flowers on which they fed. If the birds with longer beaks survived in higher numbers because they could eat better, it is obvious that their young would also tend to have longer beaks. This doesn’t mean they have evolved, just adapted temporarily. If you place your greyhound in Alaska and it survives, its descendants would most likely be more long haired over time. The capability to have long hair lies within the genetic code of every dog, but unless it is needed it will most likely lie dormant. Its young may survive if short haired, but more will survive that have longer coat hair and over time you get a sled dog in return. The dogs do not gain the gene for long hair, but rather already possessed it. Living organisms never gain D.N.A material, but they do lose it over time. You always see where animals are near or going extinct daily, but you never see new animal species in the “process” of being developed. The new animal species we find are often ones we have yet to find in the first place. What makes man think they are God and the most intelligent beings that exist when we can’t even study the deepest depths of the ocean nor of our universe. Genetic variation is contained also within humans as our ancestors have bred and survived according to their climate . This is why there are variations between races in average height, weights, hair/skin color, and etc. Whether it is archaeology, D.N.A, or Astronomy evidence given by the Holy Bible, God’s word continues to prove the true theories of science while also discrediting man’s desire to replace Him with theirs. No matter the means, over time God will always show to be the true God and creator of all life! As time passes and more truths of God’s Word comes to light, the enemy will be left with no choice other than to try to destroy all evidence of truth by either stomping out it’s source the Bible or it’s people. God’s Word is clear that Christians will face persecution for their faith in the last days. We are just now seeing the beginnings of a potentially problematic hostility towards Christians all over the world.
4.) God’s Timing Is Always Perfect
One of the biggest arguments against the my viewpoint of the end of times being near that I hear is, “This world is no worse than the Nazi’s Germany and their control of Europe in the 1940’s. What makes this world so much worse?” While humanity as regions have experience much death, hurt, turmoil, natural disaster, and many other elements of Hell which I do not wish on anyone; we have yet to experience man’s wickedness on such a simultaneous world-wide scale as we see in today. The signs we have been given Biblically are beginning to align themselves all over the earth. Demonic activity has never been reported to be so prevalent in Christian regions as we have them today. There is also the belief of “Light Speed Theory”, which Albert Einstein showed the world many years ago. This theory which is most likely truth is the belief that time speeds up or slows down depending on how fast that object is moving compared to something else, which allows gravity to bend time. This is pointed out in scripture in both the new and old covenant in various scriptures. If this theory is truth, no wonder time seems to go faster every day. With this in mind, how much longer will God wait before his return. Judging by the Old and New Covenant, God likes to move on behalf of His people about every 2,000 years. We are close to that mark now from the death of Jesus, which doesn’t give us much time if this trend continues.
Regardless of what resistance is brought our way as believers, we have to remain steady in our faith and grounded in that might rock Jesus (Hebrews 11:1, Proverbs 1:7). We have to understand that people will mock us and not believe us just simply because we have faith in God (1 Corinthians 2:14). However, If we are grounded in the truth of the Lord we will be “free” from the ignorance of this world we live in (John 8:32). This is why I choose to place my “trust” in the Lord (Proverbs 3:5). I know that there will come a day when all knowledge will be share with God’s believers, but until then I will gain my knowledge of life through His Word and understand that He holds all wisdom (Colossians 2:3). What I know is that certainly we don’t have much time. His return is imminent and the question is, Are we ready? God is clear that Jesus is the only way to get to heaven. Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If not, I fear you may not have time for a last minute prayer session on your deathbed. If we are not taken in the “blink of an eye” soon, a slow death is still not guaranteed. Tomorrow’s car ride could be our last. Do you really want to gamble your opportunity to be saved and avoid an eternal hell? The answer is simple, but the choice is yours. If you wish to be saved today please visit our page What Is The Gospel. I promise you, you won’t be sorry that you made this commitment today. Until we meet again, thank your visiting us and God Bless!
Isaiah 7:14 (KJV)
14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Matthew 1:18 (ESV)
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
Zechariah 11:12-13 (ESV)
12 Then I said to them, “If it seems good to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them.” And they weighed out as my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13 Then the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the lordly price at which I was priced by them. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord, to the potter.
Psalm 49:15 (KJV)
15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
Mark 16:9 (KJV)
9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
Isaiah 60:8 (NIV)
8 “Who are these that fly along like clouds,
like doves to their nests?
Isaiah 11:14 (KJV)
14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
Leviticus 17:11 (KJV)
11 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.
Genesis 2:16-17 (KJV)
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis 3:1-7 (KJV)
3 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
1 Corinthians 2:14 (NIV)
14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
John 8:32 (KJV)
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Proverbs 3:5 (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Colossians 2:3 (KJV)
3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.