"God With Us"
Before getting into this post, let me mention that one of life's truths is that perceived intelligence is inversely proportional to actual intelligence. It never ceases to amaze me how many people who are well studied experts in one field seem to think, that because of this, they are automatically knowledgeable in another field--say history perhaps. Oh well, on to the post....
Our pastor gave an interesting sermon this past Sunday. Basically, the message was that the bible should be read and taken at face value. He mentioned one biblical scholar that had spent so much time studying the bible that he was basically able to justify just about any position one had regarding scripture.
The problem that most clergy and parishioners have is they read and interpret the bible based on the prevailing (politically correct) dogma of the day. As I mentioned in a previous post, the United States fought a Civil War that resulted in (according to the latest revised figures) between 650k-850k casualties. Most people are opposed to slavery for obvious reasons, but the bible allows it. ( Colossians 4:1, Deuteronomy 15:12-15, Ephesians 6:9) The reason for this is, of course, that God is God and he has lessons for the slave and the slave master. Indentured servants are also considered slaves.( Today many people find themselves in financial slavery) Had American clergy followed the bible and not supported the abolition of slavery (which mechanization would have largely ended in the U.S by 1910 or 1920 anyway.), perhaps upwards of a million citizens would have not been killed.
Years can be spent studying single small chapters in the bible and that is fine, but one must not lose sight of the basics. The basic theme of the bible is that God saves the Jews, the Jews reproduce prolifically, the Jews turn against God and then are destroyed save for a small remnant. Lather, rinse, repeat. The last Jewish remnant as mentioned in Revelation:
- Revelation 7:3-8 (ESV)
There is some belief that the 144k mentioned in Revelations 14 are Christians. At any rate, 144,000 is the Jewish remnant. I have previously posted on why I think Judgement Day could be just around the corner.saying: "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed the servants of God on their foreheads." And I heard the number of the sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed,
12,000 from the tribe of Reuben,
12,000 from the tribe of Gad,
12,000 from the tribe of Asher,
12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,
12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh,
12,000 from the tribe of Simeon,
12,000 from the tribe of Levi,
12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,
12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun,
12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,
12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.
When Jesus states that no one comes to the father except through the son, this basically ends Judaism.From Revelation 3:9: "Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet and they will learn that I have loved you." Und ve have John 8:44: You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
Now there is a small group of Jews who believe that Jesus is the Messiah and it is that group that I believe will make up the final remnant.
Where most Christians screw up is in assuming that most Jews alive today are "good" Jews, when the reality is that they are not Jews at all, but are those who only claim to be Jews.
There are about 9 million "Jews" in the U.S. today. If we subtract the entire 144,000 final remnant, that leaves us with 8,856,000 "Jews". None of these "Jews" will survive judgement.
I'm not going to get into a dispute on the actual number of Jews killed in the holocaust, but a good case can be made that the Jews killed by the Nazis were merely the alleged Jews who were with the Synagogue of Satan. The controlled media and Hollywood has been feeding the world anti-Nazi propaganda since the end of WWII. Hitler was actually a Christian, though not a very good one. It's well past time to consider that the wrong side won WWII. You only have to see the path the world has traveled the last 70 years or so to see this is not a far fetched assertion.
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