Summary: The “falling away” has historically occurred. Discussion: In this scripture, the Greek word for “falling away” is apostasia meaning apostasy. It is referring to leaving Bible truths. The falling away started to occur even when the apostles were alive. Some Christians believed they [...]
The foundation of the great abomination of desolation rests in the doctrine of the Mass. The Mass substitutes human (priests’) performances in place of the great sacrifice of Calvary, for the cleansing away of sin. Jesus’ sacrifice was “once for all,” Romans 6:10. “For [...]
Please cite some historical events with statistics detailing how the apostate church of Rome persecuted God’s holy people (Revelation 17:6).
Some historical events (now buried and forgotten) of the tyrannical reign of the church of Rome include: The city of Beziers, France was stormed and taken in 1209, and sixty thousand citizens, without regard for age or sex, perished by the sword. The blood [...]
In Revelation (2:20-25; 18:7), Queen Jezebel symbolizes a great religious system (the apostate church of Rome) in this Gospel Age. Roman Catholicism did great violence to the Truth and to true Christians. (That church massacred whole towns of tens of thousands, and tortured and [...]
The word antichrist, first mentioned in 1 John 2:18, is the compound Greek word antichristos. “Anti” means “in opposition to,” or, “in place of” and “Christ” means “anointed.” Consequently, in order to understand who anti-Christ is — those who take “a position in place [...]
The Catholic Church desired to distance itself from the Jewish Law and its association with Judaism. It also wanted to blend and incorporate some of the pagan rituals and holidays with Christian holy days. This double motivation led the Catholic church to compromise the [...]
Historically, is there a ten year gap between the 69th. and 70th. prophetic weeks of Daniel 9:24-27? Is a gap the reason why some believe 7 years of tribulation are separated from the earlier 69 years?
Daniel 9:24-27 takes us from rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls through the coming of the Messiah. When did the rebuilding of Jerusalem begin? Nehemiah 2:1 records that the Persian King, Artaxerxes, gave Nehemiah permission to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in the “year 20” of [...]
Tithing or giving 10 percent is no where commanded in the New Testament. Tithing was an arrangement instituted by God to support the tribe of Levites. The Levites were not given an inheritance in the land and were to be fully employed as priests [...]
In 2 Thessalonians 2, the man of sin persecutes those who love God and the truth. What are those persecutions?
Who is the Man of Sin? The Man of Sin is Papacy - the Roman Catholic system and the position of Pope, but not the particular individual in that position. This might seem harsh and judgmental, however, Papacy is a falsifier which sought to [...]
Daniel 11:31, “And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that makes desolate.” Jesus refers to this in Matthew 24:15-16, “When you see the [...]
Edom was the name given to Esau, the twin brother of Jacob, after he sold his birthright. (Genesis 25:30-34) The name was applied both to the people descended from him and to the country in which they settled. (Genesis 36:1; Numbers 20:18-21; Jeremiah 49:17) [...]
Christ's continual sacrifice was not actually canceled or abolished by Papacy, but it was set aside by a false doctrine - which completely set aside the merit of Christ's sacrifice as a continual and ever-efficacious one. This false doctrine is known as the Mass, or Sacrifice of the [...]
Babylon is located in Iraq in Old Testament. In the New Testament, where is the "mystery, Babylon" in Revelation 17-5?
The name written on the forehead of the woman riding the scarlet colored beast did not represent a location nor did it refer to literal Babylon located in Iraq in ancient times. Rather it was part of a title, “MYSTERY: BABYLON THE GREAT, THE [...]
Mary certainly died. As the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:22, “…in Adam all die…” Since Mary was part of the Adamic race, she did die. The last mention of her in the Bible does confirm that she continued as a believer with [...]
Yes, Easter has pagan roots. The Saxon fertility goddess, Ēostre or Ostara, was celebrated at a festival in the springtime, around the time of the Passover. As pagans came into the church and converted to Christianity, Church leaders saw no problem permitting customs from [...]
False prophets and false Messiahs will appear performing great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect (Matt. 24:24). What does that mean?
“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24 There have been many false prophets and false christs who have stated they were the mouthpieces of Jesus. As Jesus foretold, [...]
The 1260 days represented a 1260 year (a year for a day, Numbers 14:34) period from AD539 to AD1799 which led to the beginning of the Times of the End (Daniel 12). The 1260 years is the period of Papacy’s power. Papal domination kept [...]
Christmas and Easter are both Christian traditions that attempt to focus on Jesus. The Christmas holiday is the fixed date of December 25. The Easter holiday is the tradition of placing Jesus’ resurrection on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or [...]
We hear a lot of messages today. Some sound plausible, some do not. But, how do we know a true prophecy is from God? I can suggest two ways. Answer 1: The answer comes right from I John 4.1, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, [...]
Who were the tax collectors in the time of Jesus? Why were they hated by the Jews? Were any Apostles tax collectors?
The Bible uses 2 words for tax collectors: tax collectors or publicans. Some Bible history references note that the word “Publicans” was likely used for the chief tax collector in charge who would then hire a staff of tax collectors to actually go out [...]