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Putin cements powerful new alliance with Iran and Turkey

Putin cements powerful new alliance with Iran and Turkey in challenge to Trump and the West

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The three leaders vow to bring a 'lasting ceasefire' to Syria at summit in Ankara

  • Iran's Hassan Rouhani joined President Erdogan and President Putin in Ankara Wednesday for talks on Syria
  • Leaders are attempting to put aside their differences to achieve a 'lasting ceasefire' in the war-torn country
  • Trio form unlikely allies as Iran and Russia back the Syrian regime while Turkey backs Free Syrian Army rebels
  • Partnership is increasingly diminishing western influence in the region, as Trump mulls pulling troops out 

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline and Charlie Faulkner In Ankara For Mailonline and Afp

PUBLISHED: 02:55 AEST, 5 April 2018 | UPDATED: 06:15 AEST, 5 April 2018

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met in Ankara for talks today as they cemented their unlikely alliance over Syria in a challenge to US and western influence in the region.

President Putin, President Erdogan and President Rouhani vowed to work together to create a 'lasting ceasefire', build a hospital for wounded civilians in Eastern Ghouta, and allow refugees to return home.

But the deepening ties between the trio will be a concern to the US as its ability to influence the future of the country wains and President Trump openly mulls pulling troops out and dropping support for the Kurds. 

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Russia backs the Syrian government in the civil war (in red) and is joined by Iran and increasingly Turkey, though Turkey also backs rebel groups in the country's north (hash-marked red area) which are pitted against Assad. Meanwhile US influence largely relies on Kurdish groups (top right), though its support has been waning amid protests from Ankara

Russia Influence in ME

Russia and Iran are strategic partners, with Russia providing military and financial support in return for influence over the Middle East. Turkey, meanwhile, had been courting membership of the European Union but in the past few years has drawn closer to Russia. These deepening ties are of concern to Europe because Turkey acts as an important buffer zone for migrants, filters out jihadis attempting to cross the border, and is a NATO member

Iran and Russia have backed the Syrian regime since the start of the civil war, while Turkey has called for Assad to go from power and still backs anti-Assad rebels. However, Erdogan has formed an unlikely partnership with Putin as he attempts to drive armed Kurdish groups from his borders

Since the cold war Russia and Iran have been allies in their opposition to the United States and both are strong military and political backers of Syria.

Now Turkey has joined their efforts to protect Assad because it wants to crush US-backed Kurdish forces massing on its border.

Turkey and Russia have also been drawn together after President Erdogan announced his country would be purchasing Russian arms.

The deal $2.5 billion for the S-400 sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles, signed at the end of last year, came despite Turkey's membership of Nato.

The countries are now cooperating on Syrian peace efforts as well as projects in the defense industry and energy sectors, including $20 billion deal to build Turkey's first nuclear power station, which began construction yesterday.

Russia is Iran's major supplier of arms and last year the two nations signed a $30 billion energy co-operation deal. 

Through these deals Russia now finds itself in the position of having influence in Turkey as well as Iran.

Those two countries themselves exert huge influence beyond their borders.

Turkey controls much of the flow of middle eastern refugees into Europe.  

It signed a deal with the EU in March 2016 to reduce the number of migrants by agreeing to take back those whose asylum application has failed or who fail to apply for asylum.  If it reversed this deal the political consequences in Europe would be enormous.

Iran has been accused of supplying arms to the Taliban by the government of Afghanistan.

Another SIGN of just how close we are to Christ's Return.  Bible Prophecy has long shown that Turkey will never be a member of the EU and will withdraw from NATO as the Bible reveals that Turkey and Iran will have a close relationship with Russia in the lead up to mans final conflict and the return of Christ.  Ezekiel 38:1-9

The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog (chief one ie. the leader), of the land of Magog (Germany and surrounding areas), the chief prince of Meshek (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolski); prophesy against him 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolski) 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia (Iran), Cush (Ethiopia) and Put (Libya) will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you. The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia (Iran), Cush (Ethiopia) and Put (Libya) will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer (France) with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you. 7 “ ‘Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them. 8 After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety. 9 You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land. 

So keep watching this development with Turkey and Iran as they move closer in their ties to Russia. Based on Bible Prophecy Turkey and Iran will both be with Russia and Europe when they invade the Middle East as described in Ezekiel 38.   We fully expect to see Russia become more closely linked to Europe militarily whereby Russia will become a "guard" unto the European Nations according to Ezekiel 38:7. 

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLE TRUTH

Is Bible Truth important to your Faith and Salvation ie. will you be saved despite what you believe the bible teaches or does it matter what you believe?

Well the word “truth” appears 237 times in the bible, that alone says it must be important!

Therefore it must be important to understand what “truth” is.

A quick scan of the passages using this word “truth” leave us in no doubt that it is not only important, but vital to our salvation.

John 17:3

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 John 5:20

20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

3For thisis good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

Clearly then knowing what is Bible Truth is important and vital, in addition to this we are also warned that some would depart from the “truth”…

1 Timothy 4:1

1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 John 4:6

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

From these passages it is very clear that we need to know the “truth” about God and His Son as it is taught to us in the Bible.  This means we must learn what this is from the Bible itself.

 

Don't let your HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL rest with someone else eg. your pastor or minister, YOU owe it to yourself and your family to be fully convinced of what it is you believe to be sure it HOLDS something REAL for you.

We have all been warned by God that there would be many false teachers and Jesus himself has told us that "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."  See Matthew 7:14

 

Sadly when Christ returns to this earth, many will only then realise that they have believed in lies Jeremiah 16:19

"19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit."

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“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…"  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

 

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

 

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

 

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

 

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

 

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

 

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”   2 Timothy 4:3-4

 

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

 

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

 

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. Godis a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

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The Kingdom Of God

The Kingdom of GodTHE KINGDOM OF GOD

The focus of the true Christian hope is the coming Kingdom of God on earth. The Lord's prayer shows this:

"Your kingdom come (that) your will be done on earth, as it is (now) in heaven" (Matthew 6:10)

At Christ's return, "the kingdoms of this world (will) become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" (Revelation 11:15). Then God's will and desires will be completely and openly performed in this earth.

The Kingdom On Earth

The "kingdom of God" is a phrase interchangeable with "the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 13:11 cp. Mark 4:11). The Bible never speaks of the 'the kingdom in heaven'; it is the kingdom of heaven which will be established by Christ on earth at His return. As God's will is completely obeyed by the angels in heaven (Psalms 103:19-21) so it will be in the future kingdom of God.

Entering the kingdom of God at Christ's return is the end result of all Christian endeavour in this life (Matthew 25:34; Acts 14:22); as such, it is absolutely vital to have a correct understanding of it. The doctrine of the Kingdom of God forms a vital part of the Gospel message (Acts 8:12;19:8; 28:23,31).

"We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22); it is the light at the end of the tunnel of this life, and therefore the motivation to make the sacrifices which the true Christian life involves.

Old Testament Prophecy Of The Kingdom Of God

Prophecy of the Kingdoms of Men and God on EarthDaniel 2 is one of many prophecies in the Old Testament which speak of the Kingdom of God. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, wanted to know the world's future. He was given a vision of a great statue, composed of different metals. Daniel interpreted the head of gold as representing the king of Babylon (Daniel 2:38). After him there was to come a succession of major empires in the area around Israel until there would be a situation in which "as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly fragile" (Daniel 2:42). This speaks of the present balance of power in the world split between many nations, some strong and some weak.

Daniel then saw a little stone hit the image on the feet, destroying it. The stone grew into a great mountain which filled the whole earth (Daniel 2:34,35). This stone represents Jesus (Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:4-8). The "mountain" which will fill the earth represents the everlasting Kingdom of God, which will be established at His return to the earth. Thus the kingdom will be on earth, not in heaven.

"And in the days of these kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed … it shall stand forever" (Daniel 2:44).

Christ The King

Christ will be the king and His personal return to earth will mark the start of the Kingdom of God. He will reign as supreme ruler over all the earth:

  • "He will reign ... forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end" (Luke 1:32,33).
  • "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" (Revelation 11:15)
  • "He (Christ) shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth" (Psalms 72:8).

Co-rulers

Christ will share His rulership over the earth with His followers:

  • "And have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth" (Revelation 5:10).
  • "A king (Jesus) will reign in righteousness, and princes (the believers) will rule with justice" (Isaiah 32:1; Luke 19:17; 2 Timothy 2:12).

The Capital

Christ will reign from Jerusalem, the capital of the future Kingdom. Whilst people will be praising God at various places worldwide (Malachi 1:11), a temple will be build in Jerusalem which will be the focal point of the world's worship (Ezekiel 40-48). Nations "shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles" around the temple in Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:16). This annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem is also prophesied of in Isaiah 2:2,3:

"In the last days, the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains … and all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways … for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem".

There will be worldwide enthusiasm to learn the ways of God. People will be so motivated by this desire that they will travel from all ends of the earth to Jerusalem in order to gain more knowledge of God.

One Universal Legal System

One Universal Legal System for AllInstead of the confusion and unfairness created by man's legal systems there will be one universal legal code - "the law, and the word of the Lord", which will be pronounced by Christ from Jerusalem. "All nations shall flow unto" these teaching sessions. The true knowledge of God will lessen the natural friction between nations. Respect will be paid to those who reflect God's characteristics of love, mercy, justice etc. in contrast with the present exaltation of the proud and self-assertive:

"In His days the righteous shall flourish" (Psalms 72:7).

Agricultural And Environmental Change

The absolute authority of Christ and total justice of His arbitration in disputes will result in the nations willingly changing their military hardware into agricultural machinery:

"Nations … shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more" (Isaiah 2:4).

The Bible describes the dramatic change to the current environmental crises the earth currently faces. We will see a fertile, fruitful earth in God's kingdom:

  • "there shall be an abundance of grain in the earth on the top of the (once barren) mountains; its fruit shall wave like (the crops of) Lebanon" (Psalms 72:16).
  • "The wilderness … shall be glad … the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; it shall ... rejoice even with joy and singing … for waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. The parched ground shall become a pool"(Isaiah 35:1-7).

Such immense agricultural enterprise will involve many people. The prophecies of the kingdom of God give the impression that people will return to a self-sufficient, agricultural lifestyle:

  • "Everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree; and no one shall make them afraid" (Micah 4:4).
  • "They shall build houses, and inhabit them (themselves); they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat … my elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain..." (Isaiah 65:21-23).

Even the natural aggression between the animals will be removed: "the wolf and the lamb shall feed together", and children will be able to play with snakes (Isaiah 65:25; 11:6-8). Life spans will be increased (Isaiah 65:20). Women will experience less sorrow in childbirth (Isaiah 65:23). "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing" (Isaiah 35:5,6). This will be due to the miraculous Spirit gifts again being possessed (cp. Hebrews 6:5).

The Ultimate Purpose Of The Kingdom

The ultimate purpose of the Kingdom of God is to give glory to God:

"Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord" (Numbers 14:21; Habakkuk 2:14).

Glory to God means that the inhabitants of the earth will appreciate, praise and copy His righteous attributes.

"The meek shall inherit the earth (in the Kingdom), and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace" (Psalms 37:11).

Possessing eternal life will almost be incidental to the real reason for our being in the Kingdom - which is to glorify God. Just a few years of living in the joy of absolute perfection and good conscience with God would be worth all the trauma of this life. That this glorious state will last forever takes us beyond the limits of human comprehension!

An Outline Of Events At Christ's Return

  1. The responsible dead (those who know God's ways) will be raised and taken, together with the responsible living, to the judgment seat (Daniel 12:2).
  2. Those who knew of God's ways but refused to obey will be punished with death, and the righteous given eternal life. Judgment will also be given to the nations who resist Christ (Daniel 12:2; Psalm 2; Psalm 72).
  3. The righteous will then rule over those people who are then alive, but who are not responsible to God; they will teach them the Gospel as "kings and priests" (Revelation 5:10).
  4. This will last for 1,000 years. During this time all the mortal people will hear the Gospel and therefore be responsible to God. These people will live much longer and happier lives (Isaiah 65: 17-25).
  5. At the end of the Millennium there will be a rebellion against Christ and the saints, which God will put down (Revelation 20:8,9).
  6. At the end of the 1,000 years, all those who have died during that time will be resurrected and judged (Revelation 20:5,11-15).
  7. The wicked amongst them will be destroyed, and the righteous will join Christ and His saints in having eternal life.

The Meaning Of The Kingdom For Us Today

Being in the Kingdom of God should be a believer's supreme motivation to despise worldly advantages and materialism. Everything which we can now imagine and strive for is incomparable to the ultimate fulfilment of being in God's Kingdom:

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you" (Matthew 6:30-34).

A believer needs to seek "(God's) righteousness", ie try to develop a love of God's character, which means that we want to be in God's Kingdom because righteousness will be glorified there, because we want to be completely morally perfect rather than just because we, personally, want to escape death and live an easy life for eternity.

If we are "seeking first the Kingdom of God" our perspective about this life will change. We will shun materialism and the effort which it demands. If we selfishly build up our own possessions through ignoring the needs of others, we have denied God's ways - even if we understand all the doctrines of God (1 Timothy 5:8; 6:10).

The fact that the Kingdom will be on earth not in heaven, means that we will not strive for present possession of it, neither will we be swayed by the pressure groups and political groups who only look at the state of the world as it now is (1 John 3:13).

By having this hope, we "draw nigh to God" (Hebrews 7:19). The Hope we have compels us to God's service. And that same Hope inspires us to repentance, too. For if Christ is soon to return, what manner of persons ought we to be? We will want to tell others of this hope (Matthew 10:7; Mark 6:12).

If we will eternally walk in God's ways in the Kingdom, we ought to now also:

"We labour and strive because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Saviour of all men" (1 Timothy 4:10 RV).

The Kingdom of God is not just a time of personal, physical benefit. Jesus Christ spoke of it as a time of peace, a time when God's principles would triumph over men's selfish desires. This can begin right now in a quiet way, in the hearts of those who will be in the future Kingdom.

If we believe we really will be there, then we will look more earnestly for the day to come. We can never be truly enthusiastic about the Lord's return if we are unsure He will accept us into God's Kingdom. The Apostle Paul encourages those who take on the hope of the Kingdom:

"When Christ … appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication …" etc. (Colossians 3:4,5).

The salvation God offers is by grace. This enables us to look forward with eagerness rather than uncertainty to Christ's coming, and our lives are thereby changed.

"The grace of God … teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts … looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:11-13).

Personal Testimony 1

I've always been scared of death, perhaps because I work as a nurse, but probably because I lost my mother when young and my sister has struggled with cancer for many years. I saw the need for salvation. I attended funerals but what was said always seemed so empty, this talk about being in Heaven happy, I realized that all cultures and societies have their idea of a happy state after death.

I didn't want just religion, a hope that fitted in with my culture, I wanted the truth. I saw that the Muslims I lived with had their hope, the Catholics had theirs, the atheists hoped in reincarnation etc. I wanted the Truth. Once I had accepted the Bible was the truth, I started to really want to know what it actually said about the hope for the future.

T he whole idea about the Kingdom coming on earth was something so understandable for me. The more details I understood of it, the more it motivated me.

But the hardest thing for me to accept was that this Kingdom to come isn't for everyone. There are conditions to enter it; only those who are the true children of Abraham, to whom the promises were made about it, can be there. And we must be baptized in order to be those children and have what I came to know as "the hope of Israel". This was hard for me. I wanted, and still want, everyone, as many as possible, to be there. But I came to see that my objections were futile. I needed salvation. God was offering it to me. I had to be baptized. And now I do all I can to share this hope with others.

Personal Testimony 2

I was always worried about the future of the planet, I have a science background and felt we should do all we could to preserve the planet. But I eventually concluded that human selfishness is so great we cannot really do very much to save ourselves. And the reality of death kept on impressing itself upon me. I always thought the Bible was very abstract, that it spoke in vague terms about life on clouds or as a spirit somewhere. I remember some hymns we used to sing as kids at school, and those ideas stayed with me.

My wife got involved with some friends of hers who were into studying the Bible. I was happy for her, she seemed to like it, and they were really nice people she was in with. She must have told me so many times about the Kingdom coming on earth but it all meant nothing to me.

Anyway one day I picked up a book lying around in the bedroom, Bible Basics. There was a picture in it of some guy with his arm around a lion. Must have been a zoo keeper or something, and then there was the explanation that this is what the Kingdom is going to be like. Well I read further, all the Bible verses were quoted out in full so I didn't have to open the Bible itself at that stage, and it impressed me how real and concrete the Bible was. That this Kingdom is really going to be here on the planet we live on.

My wife then became sick and died, they were hard days for me. Her friends kept on about her being in the Kingdom and being resurrected when Jesus returned. Reality started to dawn on me. I read the rest of the book she'd been reading, I got baptized, and now my big hope is that our kids will get baptized when they are older. 

 

 

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The Offer of Life or Death“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn awaytheir ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”    2 Timothy 4:3-4

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”   John 4:23-24

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The Man of Sin, The Antichrist and the "mystery of iniquity" are all about Roman Catholicism

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