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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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Christ in agony in the Garden of GethsemaneThere has been much controversy about the nature and character of Jesus Christ.

It began in New Testament times when many people were asking who he was and where he came from.

Once Jesus asked his disciples the question: “Who do you say that I am?” and it was Peter who answered correctly, that Jesus is the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16).

Since then the question has been asked many times and has been answered quite differently in creeds and confessions.

In this article  Derek Vyse looks at some of the creedal statements and then explains what the Bible really teaches.

A Brief History

The Apostles Creed (the oldest surviving confession of faith) uses simple language to explain who Jesus is:

1.      I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

2.      I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.

3.      He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

4.      He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

It was much later on that a controversy arose between two priests in the church at Alexandria, in Egypt.  Arius and Athanasius worked there together and responded very differently to a sermon they heard.  The Arian view was that “If the Father begat the Son, he that was begotten had a beginning of existence: and from this it is evident, that there was a time when the Son was not.  It therefore  necessarily follows, that he [the Son] had his substance from nothing.”

Controversy

That controversy lasted for centuries and was said to hinge on one Greek letter making the difference between a word meaning ‘of like nature’ (Arius) and another word meaning ‘of the same nature’ (Athanasius).  It eventually resulted in the formulation of the Creeds relating to God and Christ.

The Nicene Creed (AD 450) introduced terms like “the Son Incarnate”.  The Athanasius Creed (6th century AD) used very complex language to declare the belief that Jesus was “God the Son”.  So, in the space of 600 years, a complete reversal of doctrine had taken place compared to the message that had been preached by the Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ.

By now the Creeds have been recited many times and are viewed as a fundamental part of established Christianity.  But it should never be forgotten that they emerged as the result of great and sharp controversy using the full range of Greek philosophical methods which were applied to the interpretation of the New Testament.

These later Creeds were forced upon the established Churches.  This is why a Bible scholar could say that ‘The doctrines of the Nicene and Athanasius Creeds find no part in the original Gospel.

These Creeds would sound strange in the ears of the apostles Paul and John.’

Bible Teaching

If we take a brief look at what the Bible teaches we can compare the various propositions that were negotiated in the Creeds with what the Bible actually says.

1.    Was Jesus Co-Equal with God?

Nathan the prophet made this remarkable prediction concerning a descendant of King David, and he made it about one thousand years before Jesus was born of the virgin Mary:

“When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom … I will be his Father, and he shall be My son (2 Samuel 7:12–14).

A Father and Son

Now in the nature of things a father exists in time prior to a son who is a descendent.  And, humanly speaking, a Father is greater and a Son lesser. Was that the case in New Testament times?

Listen to what Jesus said to those who suggested that he was making himself equal to God:

“My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of my Father’s hand” (John 10:29);

“You have heard me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for my Father is greater than I” (John 14:28).

Asked once about the timing of his return to earth as king, Jesus said:

“Of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mark 13:32).

Now in Heaven

If you think that this inferior status was only appropriate when Jesus was living on earth, note that, after his ascension to the Father’s right hand, the apostle Paul could say that the Lord Jesus:

"…being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men" (Philippians 2:6–7).

And in describing the time when Jesus will return to establish God’s Kingdom on earth, the apostle describes the end of the Millennium in these words:

Now when all things are made subject to him, then the Son himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under him, that God may be all in all (1 Corinthians 15:28).

These sayings of Jesus and the inspired utterances of his apostles make it clear that Jesus was his Father’s Son and that he never once tried to claim equality with his heavenly Father but was subservient and obedient in all things.  As the unnamed writer to the Hebrews said, Jesus had come to do his Father’s will (Hebrews 10:9) and he did it perfectly, being obedient in all things, even to the extent of laying down his life (Philippians 2:8).

After his ascension to heaven, Jesus gave a prophetic forecast of events that must come to pass before his return, but notice how he describes this revelation:

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants – things which must shortly take place (Revelation 1:1).

And when the apostle Paul explains the God-given order that should exist in a Christian congregation, where men should accept the responsibility for preaching the gospel, he can say without any qualification:

"I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God" (1 Corinthians 11:3).

So Bible teaching is quite clear. Father and Son are not part of a triune godhead of which they are co-equal parts.  God is the Father who brought about the birth of Jesus when His power overshadowed the virgin Mary. Jesus is His Son who never claimed equality with his Father and who never will.

2.    Was Jesus Co-Existent with God?

The people of Israel were given a fundamental truth when God spoke through Moses which is still at the heart of Judaism, and here it is:

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4).

This belief in the Unity of God is a profound Old Testament truth and it appears to be at the heart of the difference between Judaism and Christianity.  Followers of Islam are also convinced that Allah is

One, not many. Does the New Testament change this teaching, and introduce or make explicit that there is in fact a Trinity, not a Unity?  Judge for yourselves when you look at these New Testament passages:

"For us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live" (1 Corinthians 8:6);

"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5);

"Keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honour and everlasting power. Amen" (1 Timothy 6:14-16).

"There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all" (Ephesians 4:4-6).

Unity not Trinity

These New Testament Scriptures make it clear that the teaching of the Old and New Testaments is entirely consistent.

Throughout the Bible the message is that God is One, not three persons in one God head.

3.    Was Jesus Co-existent with God?

The nation of Israel was once taught something which has become a fundamental of their faith and belief in God:

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:4, 5).

Jesus said that this was the first and most important commandment in the Old Testament, but does it change, when the New Testament explains about the Lord Jesus Christ?  You can see for yourself from the following Bible passages:

"For us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live" (1 Corinthians 8:6);

"There is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus…" (1 Timothy 2:5);

"Keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He (God) will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honour and everlasting power. Amen" (1 Timothy 6:14-16).

Notice how careful Scripture is at all times to distinguish between the Father and the Son. God is the source and originator of everything. He dwells in unapproachable light and has never been seen by any mortal.  Jesus is His Son and came into existence when he was born of the virgin Mary by the power of God – the Holy Spirit. He is described as “the man Christ Jesus”.

4.    Was Jesus Co-Eternal with God?

Contemplating His death upon the Cross, Luke says that Jesus’ sweat was as it were great drops of blood (Luke 22:44), such was the pressure and agony that Jesus endured.  Death was the prospect that loomed large, with all Jesus the Son of Godthe aspects of shame and public exposure, and Jesus willingly submitted himself to that ordeal.

But we should never think it was easy or that it took no effort on the part of the Lord.  He had come to give his life as a sacrifice for sin and thus to save humanity.

Mortal not Immortal

That Jesus could die at all indicates his mortality.  An immortal being cannot die: that’s what immortality means!  So when at last Jesus endured the cross and gave up his life, uttering the great cry “It is finished!”, he was dead.

By that the Bible means he had ceased to exist, for death is the cessation of existence, an unconscious and powerless state or condition.  So how did Jesus come back to life again?  Did he raise himself, because he was coeternal with God his Father?  Let the Scriptures answer that question again:

"This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses" (Acts 2:32);

"Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man stands here before you whole" (Acts 4:10);

"Him God raised up on the third day, and showed him openly" (Acts 10:40);

"But God raised him from the dead" (Acts 13:30);

"He whom God raised up saw no corruption" (Acts 13:37).

Look how clear this is and how straightforward, compared with the complexity of the creeds. Jesus was a mortal man who had to earn immortality and this he did by his perfect obedience.

As the apostle Paul explains it:

"Being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted him and given him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Philippians 2:8–11).

5.    Did Jesus Pre-Exist?

Luke’s record of the birth of Jesus indicates a nine month gestation period.  Mary became ‘great with child’ and the days of her delivery were accomplished (Luke 2:5, 6).  Matthew uses the word ‘begat’ in the genealogy of Jesus and about Jesus’ birth for he was conceived or begotten in Mary’s womb (Matthew 1:20).

The apostle John uses the phrase ‘the only begotten Son of the Father’ (John1:14, 18; 3:16, 18), to explain that Jesus was born by the power of God overshadowing Mary.  She was not someone through whom a pre-existent Christ was given access to the world of men.  Mary was a key contributor to the nature and characteristics that Jesus inherited from her.

It is a crucial New Testament teaching that Jesus was born of a woman and that from his mother he inherited the characteristics that are common to all descendants of Adam and Eve:

"Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, he himself likewise shared in the same, that through death he might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil" (Hebrews 2:14).

This New Testament teaching is matched by Old Testament promises about One who was to be born to fulfil the following:

“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15);

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call his name Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14).

So Jesus was not pre-existent but came into existence when he was born of Mary some 2000 years ago.  In the mind of God his birth was known about and was predicted, but Jesus faced all the problems we too share and triumphed wonderfully over them.  There was nothing automatic or inevitable about this: his life was a display of perfect purity and absolute obedience.

Flesh and Blood

Jesus inherited a nature like ours with its inbuilt tendency to do wrong, rather than right, and we substantially undervalue his achievements if we misunderstand what these Scriptures are saying and opt instead for man made creeds which confuse the truth.

"For if by the one man’s offence many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many" (Romans 5:15);

"For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh" (Romans 8:3);

"When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law" (Galatians 4:4);

"For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin" (Hebrews 4:15);

"... who, in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save him from death, and was heard because of his godly fear, though he was a Son, yet he learned obedience by the things which he suffered" (Hebrews 5:7–8).

Conclusion

Jesus inherited Adamic sinful nature, fought against it throughout his life and formally conquered it by his victorious resurrection, when God his Father raised him from the dead and gave him immortality.

He was not God; was and is not part of a Trinity; and did not pre-exist.

Instead Jesus was the Son of Man (his favourite description of himself) born of his mother Mary and he was the Son of God because he came into existence by Holy Spirit action in bringing about the conception in Mary’s womb.

The choice we all have to make when answering the question “Who is Jesus Christ?” is whether to believe the creeds or the Bible.  They offer two quite different answers to the question.

One set of answers is man made.

The other is the explanation that God himself provides.

By Derek Vyse

 

 

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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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