MYTH #24: THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE
nothing in the Bible to support this fallacy.
The 10 kings that will support the Antichrist are
partly from Europe and partly from the Middle East and Africa.
Part will be from the West and part from the East [iron mixed with clay, Daniel 2:33-35, 40-44]. That's why they won't
mix, just like iron and clay don't mix.
You have two entirely different cultures, with different beliefs, mentalities,
customs, and lifestyles, which will join forces, under Antichrist, for the sole purpose of opposing Jesus' rule.
To say that the 10 kings that will support Antichrist will come entirely out of the present European
Union [EU] is false and unscriptural.
This false teaching has led many to "write off" Europe as "secular",
"Post Christian" and hopeless in terms of evangelizing. Last time I checked, Jesus commanded us
to go into ALL the world and preach his Good News.
As a result, it's the false, satanic religion
of Islam that has been gaining ground in Europe, which some are already referring to as "Eurabia".
MYTH #25: THE "REVIVED" ROMAN EMPIRE
How many times have you heard some "prophecy expert" wannabe say "THE BIBLE
SAYS the Antichrist will come from the REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE"? Or, "THE BIBLE SAYS there
will be a REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE"?
Or, something along those lines.
Brace yourself: THE BIBLE SAYS NO SUCH THING.
The term "Revived Roman Empire" is NOT FOUND in the Bible.
There's NOTHING, not a word, in the entire Bible that says the Roman Empire will be "revived".
But that doesn't stop prophecy quacks from presenting this
lie as BIBLICAL FACT, WHEN IT'S NOT EVEN SUPPORTED BY THE SCRIPTURES.
did an internet search on the term and found 93,300 listings on something THE BIBLE DOESN'T
But where, you may wonder, did prophecy gurus come up with that term? All
93,300 of them are PLAGIARIZING C.I. Scofield, the author of Scofield's Reference Bible, PUBLISHED IN 1903.
It was Scofield who coined that term, and because his reference Bible was a best-seller, prophecy
gurus have ELEVATED IT TO "INERRANT" STATUS, which is RESERVED ONLY FOR THE INERRANT WORD OF THE
This myth also spawned the "Roman Antichrist" fallacy.
How can there be a REVIVED Roman Empire during the tribulation, when
the Bible, clearly and undisputedly, predicts the demise of Rome? [Revelation 17:18].
If the VERY SEAT of that Empire is eternally destroyed, how can the Empire "revive"?
NO WAY, NO HOW.
#26: 10-NATION CONFEDERACY
I have to admit that at one point I,
too, believed in the "10-nation confederacy" myth. After all, I must have heard it at least 10,000 times and it
SEEMED TO BE in line with the Scriptures.
The myth goes like
this: Antichrist will form a 10-nation coalition to rule the world. He will "pluck up" three nations, leaving 7.
I believed it UNTIL the Holy Spirit brought certain things to my attention:
1. In every Scripture where these 10 kings are mentioned, they are always called "horns"
or "kings". NOT ONCE are they called "nations".
While the Scriptures do indicate Antichrist will uproot three kings, NOWHERE does it say that the kings will be reduced
in number from 10 to 7. Every scripture where they are mentioned states they will always be 10.
Therefore, the kings who are uprooted are three OTHER kings. They're NOT of the 10.
3. Revelation 17:12 indicates that they are kings who have NOT YET received their kingdoms,
and that they will reign "for one hour" with the Antichrist. So, clearly, these aren't present
monarchs. Or, if they are, they are mere parliamentary figureheads, with no actual power to govern or make decisions,
at least for now.
4. Daniel 7:24 UNDISPUTEDLY states they must be kings over
the TERRITORIES of the former Roman Empire.
5. Daniel 2:40-44, using
the legs and toes of the image as illustration, gives us one further detail: 5 must be kings over the EASTERN division
of the Roman Empire, and 5 over the WESTERN PART.
10 kings arise FIRST, over the former Roman Empire's territory, Antichrist rises after them (Daniel 7:24).
7. They willingly give their kingdom to Antichrist,
and he allows them to remain kings over each of their realms, as long as they are subservient and blindly loyal to him (Revelation
Put it all together and you have:
Roman Empire was divided into 13 territorial dioceses [administrations]: 6 in the Western Part and 7 in the
The three kings who are "uprooted"
are those of: Egypt, the East [Syria, Lebanon, and Israel] and Rome [Daniel 11:41-43; Zechariah 14:1-4; Revelation
That leaves 10 kings over the territories of the Roman dioceses formerly
named: Spain, Britain, Gaul, Italy, Africa [Western Division], and Dacia, Thrace, Macedonia, Asia, and Pontus [Eastern Division].
The territory comprised by those 10 dioceses includes the modern countries of England*, Spain*,
Portugal*, France*, Belgium*, Netherlands*, Luxembourg*, Switzerland*, Italy*, Austria*, Slovenia*, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Albania, Greece*, Bulgaria*, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.
* These are members
of the EU.
So, while there will be 10 kings over 10 territorial regions or dioceses, they will comprise,
in terms of current geography, some 23 nations all surrounding the Mediterranean.
they will retain their present names during the tribulation, or be called something else, we're not told, but that's
clearly what Daniel 7:24 and 2:40-44 are alluding to.
The Roman Empire, as already stated, WON'T BE revived.
There will be no Caesars, no Senate, no Roman legions, no Pax Romana, nor will the Antichrist government be
headquartered in Rome.
The nationality of the Antichrist isn't Roman, either. He is Greek.
tells us is that the 10 kings who form the power base of the Antichrist's world government will be kings over
territories formerly occupied by the Roman Empire. Those are two ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS.
MYTH #27: THE TWO BABYLONS
According to prophecy gurus, there will be one "religious Babylon" and one "Commercial Babylon" in the
This teaching contradicts God's Word. It's false.
God predicted that Babylon
would be destroyed and never again rebuilt [Isaiah 13:19-22; Jeremiah 25:12].
Alexander the Great made
plans to rebuild it to its former splendor, but he died before his plans could be carried out.
In modern times,
Saddam Hussein tried to rebuild it, and we all know how he ended up.
There's ancient Babylon, which was conquered
in 539 B.C. And destroyed [as predicted in the Bible] by the first century B.C., and there's "mystery"[symbolic]
Babylon, described in the 17th and 18th chapters of Revelation, which is Rome.
Ancient Babylon is still in ruins
and will remain so. It will never be rebuilt, as God's Word states.
There's nothing in
the Bible about a "Commercial Babylon". Therefore, there won't be one.
[Rome] is both religious and commercial and that's what Revelation chapters 17, 18 and 19 are
The reason the Book of Revelation refers to Rome as "Mystery" [symbolic] Babylon is because
there are striking similarities between the two cities.
Ancient Babylon is where pagan worship originated. Likewise,
Rome spread pagan culture throughout the territories of its empire.
Both, Babylon, in 596 B.C., and later Rome,
in 70 A.D., destroyed Jerusalem and its temple, carried away temple treasure, and took Jews into captivity.
That's the reason the real Babylon was destroyed, never to be rebuilt [1st Corinthians
That's the reason Rome will be destroyed during the tribulation, never, ever
to be rebuilt [Revelation 17:16-18; 18:8,16-24; 19:1-3].
The "Commercial Babylon" myth is a gross distortion
of Zechariah 5:5-11 where it speaks of an ephah [container for various grains, used in biblical times].
gurus say the ephah represents commerce. No, the ephah was a container and that's exactly what it represents.
There's a woman sitting inside the ephah who symbolizes wickedness. Evil is being contained
or restrained by two women [Israel and the Church, 2nd Thessalonians 2:3-7] who suspend it in mid-air between heaven and earth
[a reference to the tower of Babel, where the first insurrection against God took place, [Genesis 11:1,4].
they take the ephah [container of evil, wickedness] to the land of Shinar [ancient Babylon, which lies in ruins] and set it
there upon its base.
Evil originated in this area of the world. And it is brought back to its place of origin,
set there upon its base, and "contained" there.
In amazing fulfillment of Bible prophecy, that's
exactly where the focus of evil [wickedness] is today, and where it is being contained.
Al Qaeda [which, in arabic, literally means "the base"] and other terrorist groups are instigating insurgencies
in that area of the world.
Our troops are deployed there containing their wickedness, and we hear about their
evil acts of terror daily in the news.
Terror [which is extreme wickedness] is one of the signs given in Luke 21
which must precede the Rapture of the Church.
Once the Church is raptured, wickedness will no longer be contained,
and will run rampant and wreak havoc on this planet, as already explained under myth #8.
MYTH #28: THE WOMAN RIDING THE BEAST
Prophecy gurus say this portrayal of the EU is the same as that given in Revelation
17:3 about the woman riding the beast, thus "proving" that prophecy is being fulfilled, and that the 10
kings who will support the Antichrist are from the European Union.
Don't make me laugh.
This woman is riding a black bull, not
a scarlet colored beast. The beast in Revelation 17:3, has 7 heads and 10 horns. The bull has one head and two horns.
The woman riding the bull is not decked in gold, precious stones and pearls, nor is she
holding a golden cup in her hand.
What a disingenuous piece of prophetic nonsense!
Anyone who knows anything about Greek mythology knows that this woman is Europa, FROM WHICH
THE CONTINENT OF EUROPE got its name.
According to The Iliad, Europa was
abducted by an amorous Zeus, who disguised himself as a bull, and took her from her hometown in Phoenicia
to the island of Crete.
All you who BOUGHT books and DVD's with this kind of SPECULATIVE, UNSUBSTANTIATED, MENDACIOUS
garbage, should DEMAND refunds.
MYTH #29: ONE WORLD RELIGION
The myth goes like this: The false prophet will unite all false religions
into one, represented by the woman in Revelation 17.
Although prophecy pundits
teach this as FACT, there's NOTHING, repeat, NOTHING in the Bible that links the False Prophet to the woman in Revelation
17 and 18.
There will be a single religion throughout the world, alright. That
religion will consist of obligatory satan and Antichrist worship.
No other deity,
real or imagined, will be allowed.
This notion that all false religions will mesh
into one, voluntarily, is false. THEY WILL BE COERCED. They will have to abandon their religion, WHATEVER
IT MAY BE, in favor of satan and Antichrist worship.
In any case, the woman depicted
in the 17th and 18th chapters of Revelation isn't a "new world religion", it's the city of Rome. It's
clearly identified as Rome [Revelation 17:18].
The Bible clearly teaches that
Rome will be destroyed by fire in the latter part of the tribulation, never to rise again.
this mean the Vatican and its priceless treasures will be destroyed? Yes. I'm sorry, Catholic brothers and sisters, but
that's what Scripture teaches. I didn't put it there, God did.
#30: THE "10 LOST TRIBES"
Israel's 10 northern tribes may
be lost to the world , but they're not lost to God.
In 722 B.C., during Israel's
divided kingdom era, the Assyrians invaded the Northern Kingdom and took captive the 10 northern tribes.
Christians, and even some rabbis, have referred to them thru the years as "the ten lost tribes".
The fact we haven't been able to keep track of them, doesn't mean they're lost.
In Revelation chapter 7:1-8 we read that, concurrent with the Rapture, 12,000 men of each of the
12 tribes of Israel, numbering 144,000 in total, are "sealed" in their foreheads with the seal of God.
Lest anyone misunderstand where these "144,000" come from, it even mentions the name of
the tribes, one by one.
So, evidently, God knows exactly who they are
and where they are.
There are a number of denominations [most of them
heretical] who claim that they will be the 144,000 who are sealed just prior to the tribulation, and that only their "little
group" will be saved. Wrong!
Even a master contortionist can't make
it say that.
These 144,000 Israelites will be supernaturally protected
during the first part of the 3½-year tribulation. They will emerge unscathed from all the turmoil
They are very special to God, and the description given of them in
Revelation chapter 14, sets the bar very high for the rest of us, in terms of being pure, obedient, and totally sold-out to
There's even a "special rapture", just for them, from
Mount Zion [Jerusalem], prior to the Second Coming, and even a new song, which no one besides them is allowed to sing.
We also find several prophecies in the Bible which assure us that all Israel shall be saved
[all Israel has to be all 12 tribes], and that they will return to their land, after a nearly 3,000-year diaspora [Romans
11:26; Isaiah 11:11,12, Jeremiah 12:14,15; 30:3, 10,11; 33:7; Ezekiel 36:10,11; 37:19-25; 47:13].
Ezekiel chapter 48 tells us that, not only will the 10 northern tribes return, all 12 tribes will be settled
in their former territories assigned to them by God, only this time those territories will be larger.
This chapter even gives the geographical boundaries for each tribe. Is our Lord wonderful, or what?
Just because human records can't keep track of them, just because we can't say today
"Oh, there's the tribe of Ruben", doesn't mean they don't exist.
If God's Word says they will return, you can stake your life on it. They will return...
All in God's good time.
MYTH #31: THE TEMPLE MOUNT
Jews have been "wailing" at the wrong wall.
is usually referred to as "the Western Wall" or "Wailing Wall" was not part
of the Second Temple at all.
The wall was part of the Antonia fortress, which
housed the Roman 10th legion, and was the only thing that remained after the Romans totally destroyed the city in 70 A.D.
This makes perfect sense from a military point of view, since Jerusalem was most vulnerable to attacks
from the north.
We know the former temples were located on Mount Moriah.
The question that has challenged historians, archeologists, scholars, even politicians, is where
on Mount Moriah?.
There's both, biblical and historical evidence, that proves
the ancient temples, were built south of the so-called "Temple mount".
The temples were located on top of a natural spring.
It was necessary to have living water [mayyim hayyim]
available for the priests' ritual washings [mikveh], as prescribed by the law [Leviticus 16:23-28; Talmud, Yoma
Living [running] water was also necessary to rinse the blood of the numerous
sacrifices offered inside the temple, and to cleanse the utensils [Leviticus 14:5,6,50; Numbers 19:17] .
There are no springs anywhere at the Haram el Shariff ["Temple Mount"],
only cisterns [standing water].
Therefore, this couldn't
possibly be the correct location of the temples.
The only part of
Mount Moriah, indeed, the only part in Jerusalem, that has a natural spring is the southern part.
The temples, then, had to be located on top of the Gihon Spring in the southern portion
of Mount Moriah.
This would place the ancient temples [Solomon's
and Zerubabbel's] south of the Dome, at Ophel, with the Gihon spring running inside them.
There are several scriptures that mention this living water [mayyim hayyim] gushing from within
2nd Chronicles 33:13-16; Psalms 46:4; Jeremiah 2:13; Ezekiel 47:1;
Joel 3:18; John 4:10,11; 7:14,38; Revelation 21:2-6; 22:1,17.
was supposed to be a reproduction of the Garden of Eden. Gihon was one of the rivers that ran thru Eden. The spring that ran
within the temple was, evidently, named after that river.
There's also historical
evidence to substantiate this.
Both Aristeas [an eyewitness], and Tacitus,
mention there was a spring of water than ran within the temple.
tells us you could see the sacrifices and offerings going on in the temple from Herod's palace, in western [lower] Jerusalem.
This would be impossible if the temple had been on or near the Dome's location, which is much
Why is this important to us? Because the Bible indicates [Joel 1:13; 2:17;
Revelation 11:1,2] that there will be a third temple in Israel. People will be worshiping there. Jewish priests will be ministering
Right around 3½ years prior to the Second Coming, the Antichrist
will sit in that temple and pass himself off as God [2nd Thessalonians 2:4].
means there are no obstacles to a third temple being built, since the temples never stood at that location.
Jews don't have to wait for some earthquake or other disaster to topple the Dome in order to
rebuild their temple. They can build it anytime they want!
just need to discover in their own scriptures what the true location of the temple is.
The Bible is the ultimate authority. It clearly tells us there was a spring of living water
that gushed inside the temple.
Jesus alluded to this in John 7:38,39.
"He that believes in me.... out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. .
. This he spoke of the Spirit... For the Holy Spirit was not yet given"...
was teaching in the temple when He said that [John 7:14].
clearly used the Gihon spring, which flowed inside the temple, as illustration.
saying that, when we receive Him, and his Holy Spirit comes to live in us, we will be His temple [1st Corinthians
His Spirit will then flow in and out of us, just like that
spring flowed in and out of the actual temple in Jerusalem
lesson is inescapable.
Why has the actual temple site been so hard to locate?
Jesus predicted the temple would be totally destroyed. It was. [Luke 19:44;
He said there would not be "one stone left upon another". That
Jerusalem and the temple would be "leveled to the ground". It happened exactly as He predicted
[Matthew 24:2; Luke 19:41-44].
Josephus, an eyewitness, says the destruction was
so great and so complete that, if he hadn't seen with his own eyes that a temple once stood there, you wouldn't believe
it from the aftermath:
"It [Jerusalem] was so thoroughly laid
even with the ground by those that dug it up to the foundation, that there was
nothing left to make those that came thither believe it had ever been inhabited."
Daniel 9:26-28 predicted that the 2nd temple would be destroyed and made desolate. He says it will
remain desolate "until the end" when that which is determined shall be poured on the desolate".
We are very near "the end". The temple site has remained, and will continue to remain desolate,
until a predetermined time, when a new temple "foundation" will be poured on its true and proper location.
How, exactly, will the Jews rediscover that location? I don't know.
It may be from the Scriptures. Maybe God did leave some sort of tangible "evidence" of its true
Jewish archeologists recently discovering an underground tunnel, which
ran beneath the ancient temple and which, according to Josephus [The Jewish War], was used to escape the Roman attack
in 70 A.D.
It proves just how familiar he was with these events, and just how
accurate and reliable his account of the war is.
It was found in southern
As they follow it northward, it may lead to the exact location of the
first and second temples.
Revelation chapter 11:3-6 gives a not-so-subtle hint
that the two witnesses, who appear near or at the start of the tribulation, may be instrumental in pinpointing the location,
and even guiding its construction. They were also tied to the construction of the Second Temple in Zechariah 4:1-14.
In all probability, they will also protect the builders and building, with their supernatural powers,
from hate-filled opposition (Revelation 11:1-6).
However it happens, there will
be a third temple built on Mount Moriah. It must happen very, very soon.
MYTH #32: JEWS NEED TO FIND
Entire movies, books, DVD's and websites have been devoted to SPECULATING about the
location of the "lost ark" of the covenant.
Indiana Jones not withstanding, the ark may be "lost"
to mankind, but it's NOT lost to God. He knows EXACTLY where it is, since it was placed there at His behest.
Possible locations of the Ark, according to prophetic fiction specialists, include Jordan, Ethiopia, Babylon, Egypt,
and - this just in - Yemen.
The usual reason offered for dedicating inordinate amounts of time and resources
to "finding the lost ark" is that Jews cannot build the third temple without it.
to put it bluntly, is a load of kaka.
The second temple was built, and IT HAD NO ARK. It NEVER
That's the same temple Jesus entered, referred to as "my house", preached in, and
threw the moneychangers out of.
So, to say Jews can't rebuild their temple without the ark, is not only
supremely ignorant, it's a load of crap.
Jews know it's hidden somewhere below the Temple
Ever since David brought the Ark to Jerusalem, Mount Moriah has been its designated dwelling place, and still
2 Maccabees chapter 2 tells us it was hidden by God's prophet Jeremiah, foreseeing that
the Babylonians would destroy the first temple and carry away whatever treasure they could lay their hands on.
Book of Daniel tells us they carried away vessels of gold and silver, which were later returned by King Darius of Persia,
but NO ARK.
2 Maccabees 2:4-7 also tells us Jeremiah said the ark's location would be unknown for
many years and won't be found until God regathers His people, i.e., all Israelites.
As for those who want to
argue that Maccabees is apocryphal, that simply means it's not inspired, infallible Scripture. However, it's extremely
reliable, and has been proven, time and again, to be historically accurate.
Josephus isn't Scripture either,
but his historical accounts have always been verifiably true.
#33: WOMAN IN REVELATION 12
This woman is not just national
Israel. And she's DEFINITELY NOT the zodiac sign of Virgo. She represents both spiritual and ethnic
Israel, which includes heavenly Jerusalem, the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob [all 12 tribes], and the Church,
which has been grafted into the olive tree [Romans 11: 16, 17, 24; Ephesians 2:12].
1 calls it "a great wonder" that this woman appears [suddenly] in heaven, "clothed with the
sun" [she's glorified and glorious].
The moon "under her feet"
represents physical Israel [Revelation 3:9]. The crown of 12 stars represents both the 12 tribes and the
12 apostles of the Lamb [Revelation 21:10-14].
The woman in heaven, shining bright as the sun,
is the raptured Church [Song of Solomon 6:10].
She also represents new [heavenly]
Jerusalem, which all true believers in Jesus Christ are already citizens of [Hebrews 12:22,23; 11:10; Philippians 3:20] and
who, according to Galatians 4:26, is "the mother of us all".
child" the woman gives birth to is the Body of Christ, HIS GLORIOUS CHURCH, who is caught up to God and His Throne [Revelation
12:5]. This is a clear picture of the Rapture, which takes place just prior to the tribulation.
How did the brethren make it to heaven "they overcame him [satan] by the Blood of the Lamb" (Revelation
12:11, the same thing that Revelation 7:14 states). It's only thru Jesus's holy, priceless, marvelous
Blood that any of us can get there.
The very next verse  says
"And the woman fled into the wilderness" ... wait a minute... What wilderness?
Wasn't she in heaven? There's no "wilderness" in heaven.
this portion is referring to the nation of Israel itself.
have, then, a clear picture of spiritual Israel [all who have received Israel's Messiah, Jesus
Christ, as Lord and Savior] being perfect, glorious and taken up to heaven, while physical Israel
is still on earth and fleeing satan's wrath.
This woman being
both in heaven and on earth draws a sharp contrast between SPIRITUAL Israel (The Church) and NATURAL Israel, between Hagar
and Sarah, between Mount Sinai and New Jerusalem, between the covenant based on law and the covenant based on Grace.
The children of the bondwoman, who still live under the law, DO NOT INHERIT the promise of being delivered from wrath, as
the children of the free woman (Galatians 4:21-31).
There's war in heaven and Satan and his angels ["stars"]
are cast down to the earth [Revelation 12:9].
They're evicted from heaven,
never to be allowed back [Revelation 12:10]
Satan can no longer "accuse the
brethren" because they are now in heaven.
Since he's now confined to
the earth, and can no longer persecute the Church, the only options he has left is to persecute natural Israel, and to rule,
briefly, over those who have consistently, and adamantly, rejected Jesus Christ.
is why he resurrects his evil seed, the Antichrist , everyone flips over this guy when they see him risen from the dead [just
like Jesus], and pledge their support.
He becomes the leader of the 10-king coalition,
surrounds Jerusalem and takes it about 3½ years prior to the Second Coming, goes to the temple, sits there and proclaims
Unlike in 70 A.D., this time the woman [Israel], in large part, heeds
her Messiah's warnings, and when they see this abomination, they flee into the desert [Mark 13:14].
They are airlifted to Petra, where God has already arranged to sustain them for 42 months
[3½ years], during the reign of Antichrist [Revelation 12:14; Isaiah 16:1-4].
Those who ignore Messiah's warning, and stay in Jerusalem, pay a heavy price, according to Zechariah 14:1-2.
Satan then tries to drown the Israelites who fled into the desert, by sending a large tsunami, or
overflowing the banks of the Euphrates [Isaiah 8:6-8]. God supernaturally protects his people by opening up the earth and
swallowing the flood [Revelation 12:15,16].
Finally, in sheer anger and frustration,
satan persecutes "The rest of her seed", namely those Israelites who live outside the Holy Land and remain
on earth because they didn't receive Jesus as Messiah prior to the Rapture [Revelation 12:17].
MYTH #34: THE FOUR HORSES IN REVELATION
The traditional teaching is that the circumstances described in these verses will happen in the future.
Actually, they've already been fulfilled.
The four horses of Revelation refer to
four different periods in Church history of approximately 400 years [4 centuries] each.
rider on the white horse is not the Antichrist, as popularly taught, but the Christ who goes forth conquering
and to conquer," without conventional weapons.
The Antichrist DOES NOT go forth
"conquering and TO CONQUER". Rather, he goes forth "conquering a decimated world, TO BE CONQUERED
himself and INSTANTLY DEFEATED at Armageddon" 3½ years later. NO WAY IN HELL
this could be the Antichrist.
This isn't the Antichrist and there isn't a period of "false
peace" or "pseudo peace" as some call it. [what the heck is a "false peace"? You either have peace
or you don't]. There won't be any peace during the tribulation.
be the Antichrist because "conquering and to conquer" implies no defeat. We know the Antichrist
will be soundly defeated at Armageddon [Revelation 19:20,21]. That fact, alone, should convince anyone that
this isn't the Antichrist.
The Antichrist doesn't
come forth TO CONQUER, but TO BE DEFEATED and thrown alive into the lake of fire forever! [Revelation 19:20].
The rider is King Jesus and the white horse [signifying His kingship, purity, and peace. He is the Prince of peace]
is the first 400 years of Church history during which, His Church, peacefully, by the
sheer power of the Spirit of God and the Word of God swallowed up the mightiest empire known to man, namely
the Roman Empire.
Despite ruthless and relentless persecution, the Christian Church grew and grew, spread from
one end of the Roman Empire to the other, till finally the Roman emperor himself converted to Christianity and
made it the official religion of the Empire.
The rider has no weapons [a bow with no arrows] [see Psalm
45:3-6]. The message of the Gospel prevailed over Rome's military might in 300 years, without swords or spears.
They used SPIRITUAL weapons.
It's Jesus who's invincible, not the Antichrist.
It's Jesus who goes forth [His message, His Gospel] "conquering and TO CONQUER" until "the kingdoms
of this world are become the kingdoms OF our Lord and of His Christ" (Revelation 11:15).
theme in the Book of Revelation is how the Lord will set up His ETERNAL KINGDOM ON EARTH. It is, after all,
the "Revelation of Jesus Christ", NOT the "Revelation of Antichrist".
To say this is the Antichrist is not only absurd, but almost profane.
That same Jesus, returns some time
later, on that same white horse, to defeat the Antichrist and establish His everlasting Kingdom on earth [Revelation 19:11-21].
In Revelation 6, He only wears one crown [King of the Jews], when He returns to earth in Revelation 19 [His Second
Coming] He wears many crowns. For He will be King over all the earth,
over every kindred, tongue and nation [Zechariah 14:9]. Amen.
Bottom line is: Since this Book is THE REVELATION
OF Jesus Christ, the 7 seals BEGIN with Him, and they END with Him returning
TRIUMPHANTLY to rule and reign FOREVER.
At some point in our future "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,
17, 18; 20:4, 11-15]. Amen.
That, my friend, is what going forth "conquering and to conquer"
The red horse represents
the next 400 years, from roughly 400-800 A.D. a turbulent period marked by continuous wars with inherent casualties.
During this period the Western portion of the Roman Empire collapsed, due to numerous wars particularly with the Huns.
Revelation 6:4 says PRECISELY THAT: "power was given to him... to TAKE PEACE FROM the earth,
and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword".
The black horse covers the period from 800-1200 A.D. [from the 9th to the 13th century], known in history as "the
Middle Ages" or "Dark Ages" [hence the black horse], which was characterized by spiritual
darkness, restricted access to the Bible, the feudal system, complete with grain embargos and inflated prices,
exactly as described.
The pale horse is from, approximately, 1200 to 1600 A.D., during which "The Plague"
or "Black Death" killed the fourth part of Europe's population, exactly as predicted
in this verse, and also affected most countries in the Middle East.
That is exactly
what the verse describes as it tells us people are killed by the sword, famine and "the beasts of the earth". The
word for " beast" is therion in Greek which means "A small, wild animal", like a rodent. The
Black Death, as it turned out, was caused by rat's fleas: a perfect description.
We're living between
the 5th and 6th seals [roughly from 1600 to 2000 A.D.].
The Rapture takes place under the 6th seal.
MYTH #35: RAPTURE IS IMMINENT
Does God have the power to do whatever He wants, whenever He wants? Sure. However, God will never
contradict His Word.
Therefore, the Rapture isn't imminent.
Joel [Old Testament, 2:28-32] and John [New Testament, Revelation 6:12] gave us certain signs that must precede
Jesus Himself gave a number of signs in the gospels, including a sequence of events
in Luke 21:24-32.
I realize most self-proclaimed "prophecy experts" attribute these signs to Christ's
Second Coming. They are wrong.
The major sign of the Second Coming will be the 42-month reign
of Antichrist over the entire world, during which the system of the "mark of the beast", in order to buy or
sell, will be established. When that happens, it will be painfully obvious to EVERYONE.
Matter of fact, you can count 42 Hebrew months from the day Antichrist begins to rule, and PINPOINT the EXACT day of
Jesus' Second Coming (Revelation 13:5), so why would anyone need more "signs" than that?
The Bible clearly teaches that, prior to catching away His Church, several things
must take place, among them:
- there must be unity of faith and of spirit among
Christian believers [Ephesians 4:13].
- the Gospel of the Kingdom must be preached in all the world [Matthew
- Jerusalem must no longer be trampled by gentiles [Luke 21:24].
[anxiety] of nations with perplexity [no solution to world's problems] [Luke 21:25].
- the sea and waves reverberating, producing tidal waves [tsunamis] [Luke 21:25]. [the word for "roaring"
in Greek is echo, which literally means to reverberate].
- men dying because of terror
- men expecting terrible things to happen on earth ["not
IF, but WHEN"] [21:26].
- just prior to Jesus appearing in the clouds
[probably just seconds before], the sun must turn black [if it's daytime in that part of the earth],
the moon will turn red as blood, and the earth and its atmosphere will
tremble, shaken by a great earthquake, there will be a huge meteor shower and the sky will split in the middle and roll up
on each side like a scroll [Isaiah 13:10-13 , Joel 2:31, Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24,25; Luke 21:25, Revelation 6:12-14].
This will be THE SIGNAL, the "last call" for people on earth to "get on board", repent
and receive Jesus as Lord and Savior, BEFORE He appears in the clouds, removes believers from the earth, and
starts pouring out his judgments on sinful, rebellious, unrepentant mankind.
Hence, Joel's admonition that,
at that critical moment, "Whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved"
This will be their "last chance" to go with our Lord and exit planet earth before God's
wrath is poured out.
Against this backdrop of total darkness
[no sun or moon shining] everyone [believers and unbelievers alike] will see the triumphant, resurrected Jesus
coming in the clouds with power and great glory. Come, Lord Jesus!
If you're not
a Christian... if you're atheist, agnostic, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, New Age, or anything else... I strongly recommend
you give your heart to Jesus right now.
However, if you don't, assuming you're still alive when it happens...
When you see these signs in the sun or the moon [depending what area of the world you live in], don't
wait another second! Receive Jesus right then and there... or you'll be left on earth, and what will follow won't
Are you ready for that moment? When the risen Jesus appears suddenly in the sky, and removes all believers
from the earth? I hope you are. If I were you, I wouldn't postpone receiving Him as Lord FOR ANOTHER SECOND.
#36: THE SECRET RAPTURE
We are clearly told that
not only Christians, but Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and everyone on earth, will see Jesus coming in
the clouds [Luke 21:27, Revelation 1:7, 6:15, 16].
Christians have been duped into thinking that when the Rapture
takes place, the rest of the world will have no clue as to what happened.
Some are teaching that
unbelievers will think the disappearance of Christians is due to alien abduction, or to some sort of New Age teaching where
humanity evolves into a new dimension of spirituality and those who won't evolve [in this case, Christians] will no longer
There is nothing in the entire Bible to even suggest this.
Those who remain behind [unbelievers] will KNOW EXACTLY what is happening, and that severe judgments against them
They, in fact, will see the resurrected Jesus coming in the clouds, and run for cover. They
will hide in the rocks and caves to shelter themselves from the coming wrath [tribulation] [Revelation 6:15, 16].
MYTH #37 - THERE'S ONLY ONE RAPTURE
There is this false assumption among Christians that, if you miss the Rapture, you can get saved during the
There are even booklets, tapes, and cd's entitled
"What to do if you miss the Rapture".
They contain no more truth than
The only reason why you'd "miss it", would
be because you weren't a real Christian.
real Christian is someone in whose heart Jesus Christ lives, thru His Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9).
The Rapture, in Christian theology, is defined as the instant transfer of believers from
the natural, earth realm, to the supernatural, spirit realm.
talks about 7 Raptures.
Three of them have already happened [Enoch's, Elijah's,
The remaining four are:
The collective (GENERAL) Rapture of believers [Revelation 7:9].
2. The special Rapture of the 144,000 sometime after Antichrist seizes world power
3. The Rapture of the Two Witnesses, near the end of Antichrist's 42-month
reign [Revelation 11:11-12].
4. The Final Rapture [Harvest of the
Earth] primarily for those people who get saved during the 3½-year tribulation and reign of
Antichrist [Revelation 14:15; 15:1-4].
They are taken up to heaven PRIOR
to the FINAL SEVEN [MOST SEVERE] JUDGMENTS.
Those who get saved during
the tribulation aren't PRIMARILY the "Christians" who missed the Rapture. They are people who have
never heard the Gospel.
They are people from Muslim countries,
from places like China and India, with huge populations where the Gospel is forbidden, or highly restricted.
According to Revelation 14:6 God, in His infinite mercy, sends a special angel [messenger]
thru heaven proclaiming the everlasting Good News, so they get to hear it.
the harvest of earth is reaped [raptured], before God sends the final seven [vial] judgments.
IN THE EARLY PART OF THE TRIBULATION, the only ones who get saved, for sure, are the 144,000
and the Jews who weep and lament when they see their Messiah, whom they rejected, in the clouds and realize it was Him all
Therefore, those so-called Christians who miss the Rapture, because
they aren't saved, while they may potentially receive Jesus into
their hearts after the Rapture, the likelihood of that is remote. Technically, they can still be
saved, but the odds are against them.
The unsaved dead will go to hell.
Hell [Hades] is a temporary place, where the unsaved are kept until the end of the Millennium.
When the Millennium [the 1,000 reign of Christ on earth] expires, hell and its contents will be dumped
into the Lake of Fire [Gehenna].
If you're reading this today, God
is speaking directly to your heart. He wants to save you.
You can give Him your heart now, or TAKE YOUR
CHANCES in the tribulation.
If you give
Him your heart right now, He guarantees your Salvation.
In the tribulation, there
are no guarantees.
MYTH #38 - RAPTURE'S
ONLY FOR HUMANS
Wrong. According to Romans 8:18-23, when the sons of
God are manifested [transformed into immortal beings at the Rapture] "the creature itself shall be delivered
from the bondage of corruption, to the glorious liberty of the children [sons] of God".
According to this passage, this is what all creation, including the animal kingdom, has
been groaning and travailing for. This is what they've been eagerly expecting. See also Zephaniah 1:3.
It's also significant that the Book of Revelation bothers to mention trees and grass repeatedly,
but does NOT mention animals, except symbolically.
There are no literal
animals until Armageddon in Revelation 19, at the VERY END OF the tribulation where ONLY horses are mentioned. Since
animals are GONE, the horses mentioned in that chapter, that will be used by Antichrist and his armies, in all likelihood
are cloned (Isaiah 31:3).
So, if you have
a beloved pet, he or she will also be raptured. You need not fret that they'll stay behind during the tribulation.
Amen. Praise God!
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MYTH #39: NO MAN KNOWS THE DAY
"But of THAT DAY and that hour
KNOWS NO MAN, no, not the angels who are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father" (Mark 13:32).
This verse is regularly presented among evangelicals, and by the prophecy establishment, as meaning that
"no man knew in the first century A.D. (when Jesus uttered those words), and NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW".
Did Jesus say “NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW? NO.
EVERYONE WILL KNOW the EXACT DAY and hour of
the Rapture when it finally happens, won’t they?
NO ONE KNEW
in the first century, not the angels, and not even Jesus Himself AS A HUMAN because He Himself had sealed such knowledge (Daniel
However, He pointedly told Daniel that knowledge about eschatology would increase and that such things would
remain “sealed” (HIDDEN) ONLY UNTIL “the time of the end” (Daniel 9:4,9).
At the time
of the end, these things would be UNSEALED (Revelation 6:1-12; 8:1-2) by Jesus Himself, and WOULD BE
I used to believe the “no one will EVER know” myth until recently. After all,
I’ve been subjected to the same religious brainwashing as everyone else.
I am now free from that religious
taboo, praise Jesus. I suggest you do the same.
MYTH #40 - THE INSTANT RAPTURE
WEIGHS HEAVILY in my spirit because the prophecy establishment, the self-proclaimed “experts”, HAVE NOT PREPARED
THE SHEEP for what’s about to happen.
For over a century they’ve SOLD US the UNBIBLICAL THEORY that “one of these
days”, when God has nothing better to do, He’ll JUST ZAP US OUT OF HERE before we can even blink, and then tribulation
NOT what God’s Word teaches.
The tribulation STARTS,
AND SOON AFTER the dead in Christ rise
and we’re ZAPPED
--transformed (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Revelation 7:9-14).
Our transformation from mortal
to immortal does take place in an instant (1 Corinthians 15:50-55), but the entire Rapture PROCESS
takes 10 days.
We won’t see MUCH tribulation, and NONE OF the judgments (praise Jesus eternally), but WE WILL
BE ON EARTH FOR THE FIRST 10 DAYS THEREOF (Revelation 2:10).
For further details and HOW TO PREPARE
go here and click on "Prophecy Update", right below "Word 4 Today".
MYTH #41: THE "TRUMPET" AND "BOWL" JUDGMENTS ARE THE SAME
No way, Jose! They are entirely different. They take place at different times.
The "trumpets" happen at the beginning of the tribulation, the
"bowls" happen at the end.
Are there similarities? Sure: they
are both 7 in number. They both happen during the tribulation. They're both judgments from God.
The third trumpet poisons the third part of the sea, rivers and water [Revelation
8:10,11]. The second bowl turns the entire sea into blood, while the third bowl turns all the waters
into blood. There is no water to drink. The only way to quench one's thirst during that time is to drink blood
The fourth trumpet darkens the third part of the sun, moon,
stars and, consequently, daylight [Revelation 8:12]. The fourth bowl causes the sun to become much hotter and to scorch men
with heat, while the fifth bowl engulfs the kingdom of Antichrist in total darkness [Revelation 16:8-11].
The 6th trumpet activates 4 "messengers" in the Euphrates, which destroy the third part
of the world's population, as already discussed in myth #10.
The 6th bowl
causes the Euphrates to dry up so that "the way of the kings of the east" may be prepared". It also gathers
the kings and armies of the entire world at Armageddon for the final battle of the tribulation, to oppose the return [second
coming] of Jesus Christ, and to try to prevent the establishment of His Kingdom on earth [Revelation 16:12-16].
The similarities end there.
They are completely different
in time and magnitude:
The first trumpet causes "hail and fire mingled with
blood" to be cast upon the earth and burns up ONE THIRD OF THE EARTH ITSELF, plus the third part of trees and grass
The second trumpet, besides causing the third part of the sea
to become blood, destroys the third part of marine life and the third part of ships [Revelation 8:9].
The fifth trumpet opens up the bottomless pit [hell] and causes demonic creatures to emerge that will sting
and torment unsaved mankind for 5 months, to the point that men will attempt suicide, for they will prefer to be dead than
to be alive [Revelation 9:1-6].
The 6th trumpet, besides causing the launch of
preprogrammed missiles from the Euphrates that
Destroy 1/3 of humanity [Myth #10] also brings:
The death and resurrection of the two witnesses
and his angels being cast out of heaven and unto the earth [Revelation 12:7-12].
persecution of Israel, and their flight into the desert [Revelation 12:1-17].
rise of Antichrist [Revelation 13:1,2,5].
The rise of the false prophet [Revelation
The "abomination of desolation" [Daniel 11:31; Matthew 24:15.
The mark of the beast [Revelation 13:16].
Death to all
those who refuse to worship Antichrist and his image, or to take the mark [Revelation 13:15, 20:4].
Restricted commerce. Only those who bear the beast's mark are able to buy or sell [Revelation 13:17].
The 7th bowl causes 50-pound chunks of hail to rain down on humans, the greatest earthquake in history
which turns cities into rubble, divides Jerusalem in three parts, rearranges geography and topography, yet again, and brings
about the destruction of Rome [Revelation 16:17-21].
The 7th trumpet ends the
tribulation and ushers in the millennial reign of Christ [Revelation 10:7; 11:15].
MYTH #42: THE 1,260-DAY TRIBULATION
This false theory is based solely on the fact that the Two Witnesses' testimony, and the
reign of Antichrist, are BOTH 3½ years in duration [Revelation 11:3; 13:5].
Can the tribulation last ONLY
NO. It must last a bit longer
although, generally speaking, it will still be over in APPROXIMATELY 3½ years.
The Two Witnesses are
killed AFTER their 1,260-day ministry ENDS. And they RISE from the dead 3½ days AFTER they're killed.
And these events take place PRIOR TO the Second Coming of Christ, which ENDS the tribulation.
alone would necessitate that the tribulation last AT LEAST 1,270 days, probably a bit longer.
The Book of Revelation is a VERY ORDERLY account of what will take place during the tribulation.
That's why God ASSIGNED NUMBERS to the churches, seals, trumpets, woes and vials.
If the NUMBERS don't mean anything, then of course you can make Revelation say
practically anything you want.
Whenever you take something OUT OF ORDER, it's
This is particularly
true when THE ORDER has been established BY GOD HIMSELF.
ENTIRE reign of Antichrist, which mercifully lasts only 3½ years, takes place under the 7th seal,
6th trumpet, SECOND & THIRD WOES in the Book of Revelation.
order for the tribulation to last only 1,260 days, we would have to remove Revelation chapters 6
thru 9 from the Bible, as well as portions of chapters 11 and 12.
personally warned about what would happen to ANYONE who added OR SUBTRACTED from this Book [Revelation 22:18,19].
In order for the tribulation to last only 1,260 days, we would have to TOTALLY
DO AWAY with the 6th Seal, the first 5 trumpets, and the first woe.
Moreover, if it lasted only 1,260 days:
1. Since the Two Witnesses are killed only AFTER they have finished
their 1,260-day testimony that means Antichrist would have to kill them AT THE SECOND COMING
OF JESUS, RIGHT IN FRONT OF JESUS' FACE. Ha! FAT CHANCE.
in turn, would mean his reign would last MORE THAN 42 months (Revelation 13:5).
3) Revelation 11:9-14 indicate
there is an unspecified period of time AFTER the Two Witnesses are killed, when Antichrist is STILL reigning, and also between
the second and third woes.
Clearly, then, AT LEAST A SMALL PORTION OF chapters 13-19, which describe
the 3½ year reign of Antichrist, take place AFTER the Two Witnesses are killed.
Although the two periods overlap, there's NO WAY the two periods be EXACTLY the same.
4. If the two periods are the same, then there would be NO PREPARATION AT ALL for the Antichrist's
Chapters 8 and 9 of Revelation, portions of chapters 11 and
12, and Haggai 2:21-22 tell of the judgments and devastation that will befall this world, that will topple superpowers, thus
creating a power vacuum that will allow the risen Antichrist to rule the world.
China, Russia and the U.S. still were what they are today, IS THERE ANY WAY this man could rule the world?
So, Antichrist would have to emerge from the pit and say "hey, I'm resurrected and I've
come to rule the world" and the superpowers would just say "O.K.", AND WILLINGLY give up their sovereignty.
NOT IN A MIL!
Not to mention that the governments of TWO of the major
powers are atheistic. They would have to somehow INSTANTLY CONVERT to satan worship and Antichrist worship,
as per Revelation 13:4.
4. The killing of the Two Witnesses, which happens AFTER
they've prophesied 1,260 days, takes place under the 7th seal, 6th trumpet and
ENDS with the Second Woe [Revelation 11:14]. The kingdom of Antichrist takes place under
the second and THIRD woes and ends at Jesus' Second Coming, after the 7-vial judgments, when the
7th trumpet is blown [Revelation 11:15]. How, then, can the two BE THE SAME?
5. Revelation 11:8-13 tell us, clear as crystal, that AFTER the Two Witnesses are killed, their dead
bodies will lie EXPOSED in Jerusalem for 3½ days, then they resurrect and are taken up to heaven.
That would bring us to, AT LEAST, 1,263½ days. Plus sometime unspecified time passes
AFTER their resurrection and before Christ returns.
If the two periods
are the same then Antichrist would be exposing and mocking their cadavers BEFORE THE WHOLE WORLD in the Presence of
Jesus, who has by then RETURNED. Not a chance!
6. If the two periods
are the same WHY would the Two Witnesses be taken up to heaven, when Jesus is about to set
up His earthly Kingdom HERE ON EARTH?
IT'S UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE.
These are irrefutable FACTS.
The tribulation lasts approximately 3½
years. The reign of Antichrist lasts 42 months. The Two Witnesses prophesy 1,260 days.
that the same amount of time stated three different ways? Yes and no.
1,260 days is AN EXACT NUMBER OF DAYS.
You can have 42 Hebrew months in slightly fewer days. And 3½ years can be SLIGHTLY MORE than 42 months and more
than 1,260 days and still be, generally speaking, 3½ years. God said it THREE DIFFERENT WAYS FOR
The Two Witnesses will begin their testimony before the Antichrist begins his world rule, and will die, resurrect
and ascend PRIOR TO Jesus' Second Coming. Their ministry will overlap with the reign of Antichrist, but the two
periods ARE NOT -- CANNOT -- be EXACTLY the same.
MYTH 43: THE 7-YEAR
There is a 7-year period that precedes THE MILLENNIUM,
not the Second Coming of Christ. In fact, the Millennium is sandwiched in between TWO 7-year periods,
one which precedes it and one that follows it (Ezekiel 39:9).
It's during those final 7 years following the
Millennium that the Great White Throne Judgment takes place (Revelation 20:10-15).
The 7 years PRECEDING the Millennium,
however, are NOT all tribulation.
They INCLUDE the "birthpangs"
that Jesus mentioned in Matthew 24:4-8, the Rapture, the tribulation judgments, the reign of Antichrist, the Second Coming
of Christ and A TRANSITION PERIOD of 75 days, perhaps a bit longer, into the Millennium.
There's NOTHING in
the Bible about a 7-year tribulation.
The Bible SPECIFIES that the tribulation lasts 3½ years (Daniel
12:6-7), NOT 7 years.
However, the Millennium is preceded by a 7-year period of approximately
3½ years of birthpangs, followed by 3½ years of tribulation.
MYTH #44 - THE DURATION OF THE TRIBULATION WILL BE SHORTENED
Matthew 24:22 says:
If THOSE DAYS had not been cut short, no one would
survive, but for the sake of the Chosen Ones (Jews) THOSE DAYS will be shortened.
This passage is often misconstrued to mean that the NUMBER OF days the tribulation LASTS will be
That's NOT what it says. IT SAYS, CLEAR AS CRYSTAL,
that THE DAYS THEMSELVES will be shortened: DAYS will be SHORTENED,
not made FEWER.
How WILL DAYS be
shortened? By reducing DAYLIGHT by ONE THIRD (Revelation 8:12):
means that during the tribulation there will only be about 8 hours of daylight each day, and DARKNESS for the REMAINING
It CANNOT mean the NUMBER OF days,
because Jesus told John, clear as crystal, 1,260 days for Jews to hide in the desert (Revelation 12:6).
Jesus made this statement around 33 A.D. Revelation was written 63 years later in 96 A.D.
He wouldn't say "the NUMBER of days will be fewer than 1,260 in 33 A.D. and then, 63 years
later say "you know what? I changed my mind: I'm going to leave the number as is: 1,260 days".
Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega. He predetermined THE END since THE BEGINNING (Isaiah
46:10). He NEVER CHANGES (Malachi 3:6). He is THE SAME yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews
13:8). Glory to His Name!
Besides in Daniel 12:6-7 Jesus SWORE BY HIMSELF
that the tribulation would last 3½ years.
So either THAT INTERPRETATION IS
WRONG, or God LIED (perish the thought).
MYTH #45: THE MID-TRIB, PRE-WRATH RAPTURE
The mid-trib rapture, repackaged in recent years as the "pre-wrath" rapture, is one of
the biggest and most unscriptural pieces of crap INVENTED by compromising, Bible-illiterate, religious minds.
It ASSUMES that the tribulation lasts 7 years, and tries to make
"everyone happy" (pre-tribbers and post-tribbers) by postulating the "in between" theory that Christians
are here during the first 3½ years (hence go through PART OF the tribulation) but NOT during the final 3½ years
(hence, do not get to experience THE WORST part).
one tiny problem with that ludicrous view: There isn't ONE Scripture that teaches a 7-year tribulation. And
if you can find ONE, I'll eat my Bible.
much for eschatological détente...
Daniel 11:7 Jesus SWEARS BY HIMSELF that the tribulation will last 3½ years.
If they want "their" fallible word to override God's
INFALLIBLE Word, they're both profane and self-deceived.
Unless they want to argue that the Rapture takes place 1¾ years into the tribulation - and
there's NO SCRIPTURE ANYWHERE that remotely suggests such idiocy - their theory goes nowhere.
After studying the horrific, unprecedented judgments that will
be poured out on the earth after the Church departs, one can only come to the conclusion that if the tribulation lasted more
than those 3½ years, there would be NO SURVIVORS (Matthew 24:22), let alone it if lasted 7
The Church DEPARTS
under the 6th seal, as the tribulation begins and BEFORE ANY judgments are poured on the earth (Revelation
The tribulation JUDGMENTS begin
when the 7th seal is opened (Revelation 8:1-3).
Any OTHER view CONTRADICTS God.
MYTH #46: THE TRIBULATION MARTYRS
gurus constantly teach that the "great multitude" mentioned in Revelation 7:9 are the "tribulation martyrs":
Those who died for their faith in Christ during the tribulation.
impossible, since they appear in heaven SUDDENLY, and ALL AT ONCE, so unless someone wants
to argue that all trib martyrs will die SIMULTANEOUSLY, that's IMPOSSIBLE.
This GREAT multitude
shows up in heaven PRIOR TO the tribulation JUDGMENTS, which don't begin until chapter 8, verse 1.
If they are "tribulation martyrs" HOW ON EARTH can they appear in heaven BEFORE
the tribulation judgments begin, and LONG BEFORE Antichrist even comes on the scene (Revelation 13:1).
It MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL.
to Revelation 20:4, the tribulation martyrs DON'T GO TO HEAVEN PHYSICALLY AT ALL, but are raised, after the tribulation,
to rule and reign with Jesus during the Millennium. They REMAIN HERE ON EARTH.
It's so clear, you need all sorts of religious "help" to MISUNDERSTAND it.
MYTH #47: THE RAPTURE IS POST TRIB
The Rapture is positively, absolutely, unequivocally, pre-trib.
In Revelation 7:9 there is an innumerable multitude which appears, suddenly
in heaven, before God's Throne.
Prophecy gurus erroneously teach these are
the "tribulation martyrs":
Only problem with their theory is that's
A. the tribulation JUDGMENTS haven't even started.
The Tribulation begins, as the Rapture takes place, in Revelation 6:12, when
Jesus opens THE 6TH SEAL. Tribulation JUDGMENTS don't begin until the
7TH SEAL is opened, in chapter 8:1-6.
Nowhere in this passage does it state these people have died.
it [even remotely] indicate these are martyrs.
For one thing, Christians
will be gone. Those who remain on earth, after the Rapture, are all non-Christian.
another thing, people don't die for their faith until the the Antichrist is reigning [Revelation
myth" is total fabrication, which shouldn't surprise you by now since, as I've demonstrated
time and again, most of what passes as "Bible prophecy" today is pure myth.
C. The "tribulation martyrs" aren't taken to heaven in resurrected
bodies at all. They are resurrected at the end of the tribulation and rule and reign with Jesus
here on earth, during the millennium [Revelation 20:4].
So, who are these people? This great multitude? If you want to know, you're in good company. The apostle
John saw them, and also wanted to know.
Verse 14 tells us "These are they
which came out of the great tribulation".
ONLY ONE WAY to "come out of" the great tribulation, and that is to be raptured,
as the tribulation begins.
what has taken place here. These are the raptured saints which, collectively, make up Christ's Body, the Church.
Here's the sequence of events given in Revelation:
Revelation 6:9 as Jesus opens the 5th seal,
John sees under the altar [in heaven] the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God.
At that point, he sees only souls.
Revelation 6:12, WHEN JESUS OPENS THE 6TH SEAL, a huge earthquake takes place, the sun
becomes black and the moon red as blood. This is the universal sign that the Tribulation is about
to begin, and the Rapture is about to occur, given in all three of the synoptic gospels
[Matthew, Mark and Luke], and also the book of Joel.
6:15,16 the church is raptured, Jesus appears in the sky, those left on the earth try to hide.
Revelation 7:9 this great, innumerable multitude of "All
nations, kindreds, people and languages" appears suddenly, out of nowhere,
before God's Throne, and before the Lamb.
A moment ago, they weren't
All of a sudden, instantly, they show up.
This is what prompts one of the elders to ask "Wait a minute, who are these ? Where did they
come from?" [like, how come they're here now, and they weren't here a moment
In previous chapters [4,5 and 6], when John's spirit goes up
to heaven, he sees God on his Throne, he sees souls, he sees 24 elders, he sees the "seven spirits of God", the
4 cherubim [living creatures"], and many angels, but no "multitude" [which implies people].
The innumerable multitude, WHICH SHOWS UP IN HEAVEN SUDDENLY, IN AN INSTANT, is
"clothed in white robes, and [has] palms in their hands".
Hello! They got hands! Physical hands.
If they got hands, they gotta also have arms, chests, legs... Bodies!
In Revelation 6:9 John sees only souls under the heavenly
altar. In Revelation 7:9 he sees bodies. Human bodies, standing in white
robes before God's Throne.
Glorified, resurrected, immortal
bodies, as evidenced by the fact that, in verse 16, they "hunger no more, neither shall the sun
light on them, or any heat".
Their new, transformed, immortal,
glorified bodies are immune to hunger, heat or worldly elements.
at the Rapture that "the dead in Christ shall [their bodies] rise first", then we who are alive and remain
are "caught up" [Raptured] with them in the clouds.
at the Rapture that we don't die but are transformed [our bodies are transformed], "in a moment in the blink
of an eye" from corruptible to incorruptible, from mortal to immortal.
To sum up, this innumerable MULTITUDE
(the raptured Church) appears suddenly in heaven under the 6th SEAL. Tribulation JUDGMENTS
don't begin until, chapter 8:1, WHEN THE 7TH SEAL IS OPENED.
NO WAY the Church is going thru the tribulation. It's IRONCLAD.
Now, let's go all the way back to Genesis.
God changed Abram's name to Abraham, meaning "Father of a great multitude"
He promised Abraham [who was childless at the time] that his
descendants would be as innumerable as the "stars of heaven" and "the sand of the seashore".
Doesn't Revelation 7:9 tell us this is "a great multitude, which no man could
God made an everlasting [eternal, never-ending] covenant
with Abraham. In that covenant He promised Abraham that in his Seed [Jesus Christ] all nations would be blessed.
Doesn't Revelation 7:9 tell us the multitude is made up of
people "from all nations, kindreds, people and tongues"?
going out of His way here to show us how the promise he made to Abraham will be fulfilled in exact
This multitude is the raptured Church. It's the
literal fulfillment of the promise God made Abraham 4,000 years ago.
promise God made to Abraham in the first book of the Bible [Genesis], is literally and wonderfully fulfilled in the last book,
Is God faithful, or what?
Isn't he wonderful? Isn't he awesome?
Isn't he worthy of all ADORATION
and praise? To him be glory forevermore!
Amen. Amen. Amen.
Galatians 3:16 "now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. . . To [Abraham's ]
Seed which is Christ".
Galatians 3:29 and if you are Christ's
[if you belong to Jesus] then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise.
How did that great multitude, Abraham's seed, the Church of Jesus Christ, get raptured to heaven?
Revelation 7:14 they "washed their robes, and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb".
They were in Christ Jesus. They are Abraham's seed. They inherited
will you spend the coming tribulation??? Will you be in heaven with Christ and his saints? ... Or, will you be on earth enduring
horrible judgments and the rule of Antichrist???
MYTH #48: THERE'S
NO "TIME GAP" IN DANIEL'S "70 WEEKS"
who insist that the Rapture happens at the end of the tribulation, love to hammer pre-tribbers with the false
assertion that the 70 weeks are continuous. That there's no such thing as a "time gap"
in this prophecy, and that no such thing is taught anywhere in the Scriptures.
Unfortunately, up to now, pre-tribbers have been unable to provide a satisfactory answer.
Well, lift up your heads, and gird up your loins, pre-tribbers! THERE IS
SCRIPTURAL PROOF ABOUT THE SO-CALLED "GAP THEORY".
The most accurate
and amazing timeline in all history is given, IN ADVANCE, in Daniel 9:25-27.
the interest of fairness, I have to say that there's plenty of blame to go around in both the dispensationalist camp,
and the non-dispensationalist, post-tribulation camp.
Yes. There's a gap.
Post-tribbers are wrong about that. But dispensationalists have BUTCHERED this prophecy so badly, that it's ended up hurting,
instead of helping, their cause.
It's NOT the Antichrist who "confirms
the covenant", it's Jesus who already confirmed it "in the midst of the (70th) week", when He caused the
sacrifice [meat offering] and oblation [grain offering] to CEASE.
PROOF, see Myths #6, and #7].
Hence, the gap DOES NOT occur between the
69th and 70th weeks. It happens between the 69½ week and the last 3½ years of tribulation, which will COMPLETE
the 70th week.
But where do we find the "time gap"?
Daniel 9:25 says from the commandment to restore and build THE CITY of Jerusalem [NOT the second
temple], to Messiah the Prince, there would be a total of 69 weeks.
tells us that AFTER those 69 weeks Messiah would be killed.
Daniel 9:27 then tells
us Messiah would CONFIRM the covenant, and cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease "IN THE MIDST [middle] OF
In the middle of what week? Obviously, it
would have to be the 70th.
Messiah appears 69 weeks after the decree
to rebuild Jerusalem, and AFTER those 69 weeks, in the MIDST OF the 70th week, He is killed, He confirms the Abrahamic-Davidic
covenant with His Own Blood, and thereby causes the animal sacrifices and grain offerings to CEASE SINCE, AFTER HIS SON'S
HOLY, PRECIOUS BLOOD, GOD NO LONGER ACCEPTS THOSE.
It's crystal clear.
So, clearly, the prophet is indicating THERE'S A BREAK [GAP] at the 69½ week mark.
Question: if Messiah's death and resurrection took us to the end of 69½ sabbatical weeks
[schmitas], how much of the 70 weeks remains to be fulfilled?
answer is HALF A "WEEK" or 3½ years.
If 3½ years
of the last [70th] week remain to be fulfilled, that means there's a "time gap".
BUT WAIT! WAIT! I got plenty more.
In Daniel chapters
10-12 Jesus appears to the prophet and fills in some of the "70 weeks" details.
Daniel 11:28 thru the end of the book, He speaks about the last half of the 70th week, also known as the Great Tribulation.
In chapter 12:6 Daniel asks Jesus "how long shall it take to END these things?".
Jesus lifts both his hands to heaven and SWEARS BY HIMSELF that it will be for... you guessed it,
3½ years ["time, times and half a time"].
THE ONLY "PART" MISSING FROM THE 70 WEEKS.
Now, let's FOREVER DESTROY
THE MYTH THAT "no such thing is taught in the scriptures".
chapter 10. Jesus appears, this time to John, holding the Book of Daniel in His hand, and in verses 5 and 6 there's a
moment of prophetic dèja vu, when Jesus again lifts up His hands to heaven and SWEARS BY HIMSELF
that "there should be NO MORE DELAY".
A "DELAY", dear friends, IS A TIME GAP!
Greek, chronos ouketi esomai. He SWEARS BY HIMSELF that "time interval no longer will be".
Any way you look at it, a TIME INTERVAL or "delay" is a TIME GAP.
The "gap theory" is TOTALLY scriptural!
at the next verse [Revelation 10:7]:
"But in the days of the voice of the
seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the MYSTERY OF GOD SHOULD BE FINISHED, as He has declared to His servants the
The seventh angel blows his trumpet AT THE END of THE 70TH WEEK
[END OF THE TRIBULATION] and it's OVER. Nothing about the 70 "weeks", the Church, the Rapture, or the Tribulation,
is a mystery any longer.
NOBODY'S been more ruthless in debunking dispensationalist
myths than I. If you doubt it, read some of the previous myths. But when they're right, they're right.
On this they're right, at least in principle. Their error is in the DETAILS.
Just goes to show... I'm an "equal opportunity" myth buster.
MYTH #49: THE
a desperate attempt to support their unsupportable theory, post-tribulation wackos cling to Paul's
words in 1 Corinthians 15:52, which state "... in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trump:
for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed".
They say this "last trumpet" is the same as the trumpet sounded by the
seventh angel in Revelation 10:7 and 11:15, and thus, proves the Rapture happens at the end of the Tribulation, when God's
kingdom is established on earth.
Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong!
For starters, 1 Corinthians, where the "last trumpet" is mentioned, was written in or around 54
A.D., while Revelation was written in or around 96 A.D. (42 years later). It's highly doubtful
that Paul would have made reference to a NON-EXISTENT eschatological term that John would INTRODUCE 42 years
From Revelation chapter 8 thru chapter 11, it speaks of A SERIES of 7 different
trumpets blown BY ANGELS. These trumpets bring judgment on rebellious,Christ-rejecting
The last trumpet in 1 Corinthians 15:52, which occurs at the Rapture,
is also mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 as "the trumpet of God". It's God's trumpet, not the
seventh angel's, and it's ONE, not 7.
brings blessing to God's children, not judgment.
WAY can they be the same!
So what did Paul mean when he referred to the
He was making a contrast between the first trumpet
of God, when He first called and sanctified [set apart] a people for Himself at Mount Sinai,
and the last trumpet of God when He will call those whom He has [already] sanctified
[set apart, His saints, His Church] unto Himself.
The first trumpet is
described in Exodus chapter 19. There's no mention whatsoever of any angels involved. Furthermore, there is no judgment
of any kind involved.
In Exodus 19:6 God tells Israel they "shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation".
Those same words are used by the apostle Peter in 1st Peter 2:5,9 and by the apostle John in Revelation
1:6 with regards to Christ's Church.
In Exodus 19:9
God showed up in a cloud. At the Rapture, Jesus shows up in a cloud [Luke 21:32].
In Exodus 19:11,20 God descends upon Mount Sinai. At the Rapture, Jesus
descends from heaven to meet believers in the air [1Thessalonians 4:19].
He descends with the VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL [probably Michael] and the trump of God.
There's no Archangel involved in the 7 trumpets of Revelation at all, only ordinary angels.
In Exodus 19:18 there's a great quaking of the earth. In Revelation 6:12 the same quaking happens
at the Rapture, only on an even grander scale.
In Exodus 19, Israel is told repeatedly
to be ready for God's coming "on the third day".
6:2 "After two days will he revive us: on the third day he shall raise us up, and we shall live in His sight".
Jesus Himself rose from the dead on the third day [Matthew 12:40, 17:23,
20:19, 27:64; Acts 10:40; 1 Corinthians 15:4], and so will the "dead in Christ" be raised, at the Rapture,
on the third prophetic day, or third Millennium, after His death and resurrection.
In Exodus 19, the trumpet was God's own, no angels involved, and it sounded long and loud, and got progressively
It has, therefore, no relationship whatsoever to the SERIES of 7 TRUMPETS,
blown by SEVEN ANGELS IN Revelation chapters 8-11.
We conclude, therefore, that
"THE FIRST TRUMPET" WAS SOUNDED BY GOD AT SINAI, WHEN HE FIRST CALLED OUT A PEOPLE [ASSEMBLY, EKKLESIA,
CHURCH] FOR HIMSELF. AND "THE LAST TRUMPET" IS SOUNDED BY GOD AT THE RAPTURE OF
HIS EKKLESIA [CHURCH], and NOT by some unidentified angel.
New Testament Book of Hebrews 12:18-29 connects the first trumpet in Exodus 19 with the Rapture of the Church, WHICH
WILL BE GOD'S "LAST TRUMPET":
"For you are not come
unto the mount that might be touched... and THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET... but you are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city
of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels.
the general assembly AND CHURCH of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits
of just men made perfect.
And to Jesus the mediator of the New Covenant, and to
the Blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.
you refuse not Him that speaks... whose voice then [when the first trumpet sounded on Sinai] shook the earth,
but now He has promised, yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also the heaven".
This is exactly [a great shaking of both heaven and earth] what the Book of Haggai 2:6,7 and Revelation
6:12 describe as happening at the Rapture, when Jesus, the Desire of Nations [Gentiles] comes.
When the Rapture happens in Revelation 6:12, the Tribulation JUDGMENTS haven't even started
[they don't begin until Revelation 8:1] AND NOT EVEN ONE OF THE SEVEN ANGELS
HAS BLOWN HIS TRUMPET.
Revelation 11:15 makes it clear that the 7th trumpet
is blown AFTER the tribulation has ENDED and Jesus is REIGNING on the earth. There is NO RAPTURE
(catching away) of ANYONE, let alone of LIVING believers at that time.
Isaiah 63:1-4 says that when Jesus returns (Second Coming) NONE OF THE PEOPLE are with Him. If the
Church were still on earth, wouldn't the millions or billions of believers that comprise the Church be ON HIS
IT'S THEREFORE IMPOSSIBLE FOR
THE SEVENTH ANGEL'S TRUMPET OF JUDGMENT, AND GOD'S TRUMPET SIGNALING THE CHURCH'S DEPARTURE TO BE THE SAME. NO
WAY! AIN'T HAPPENING!
MYTH #50: IMMEDIATELY AFTER
I call the words in Matthew 24:29 "the GREAT mistranslation".
In most Bibles they read "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened,
and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven... and they shall
see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory".
The Word of
God is inerrant. Translations of His Word often aren't.
Intentionally or not, the
translators' own theological bias ends up influencing their translation.
This is one CLEAR instance where that
Here's the problem: Every other verse of scripture that talks about these same signs, clearly
states they happen BEFORE the tribulation.
Isaiah 13:10, Joel 2:10,11,31
and Revelation 6:12 all tell us these signs PRECEDE THE TRIBULATION:
HAPPEN JUST MOMENTS BEFORE THE RAPTURE, hence, BEFORE the tribulation, NOT "after".
whole discourse in Matthew 24 is given in answer to the disciples' question: "tell us... what shall be THE
SIGN of your coming, and of the end of the age? [Matthew 24:3].
purpose of giving us a "sign" is to warn us that SOMETHING is ABOUT
What would be the purpose of giving us a sign
AFTER something's ALREADY HAPPENED?
If these "signs" were
given AFTER the TRIBULATION, after it's ALL OVER... who needs them THEN? We ALREADY KNOW what's happened,
so... They'd be pretty USELESS. The danger's already past, so what on earth would they POINT TO?
Signs are ALWAYS given BEFORE an event. Why
would ANYONE need "signs" AFTER the tribulation ends? The tribulation itself, the fact Antichrist has been reigning
for 3½ years, and that people are required to take his mark in order to buy or sell would ALREADY tell us EXACTLY
WHEN Messiah's Second Coming will take place.
NO WAY those signs happen after the tribulation, and in NO WAY do they
signal His Second Coming. They signal the Rapture.
Jesus gave us the sign
of the sun turning dark, etc. as an indication that the Rapture's about to happen, FOLLOWED BY THE AWFUL TRIBULATION.
The Greek words eutheos meta, erroneously translated as "immediately after",
actually mean "immediately WITH", or "at once, in close proximity WITH" or "immediately
accompanying" the tribulation:
eutheos = immediately, at once.
meta = with, adjacent,
accompanying, in close proximity to
The word "meta", for instance, is used in Matthew 1:23
to say that Immanuel means "God WITH us", NOT "God AFTER us". And again
in Matthew 2:11 to say that the wise men "saw the young child WITH Mary His mother".
Matter of fact, the two verses "immediately after" Matthew 24:29 TRANSLATE
THE VERY SAME WORD "META" AS "WITH", NOT as "after":
... "WITH (meta) power and great glory" (Matthew 24:30).
He will send His angels WITH (meta) the sound of a great trumpet" (Matthew 24:31).
We must, therefore, ask ourselves WHY the biased, self-serving 4th century religious hierarchy CHOSE to render
the meaning "after" in verse 29, but NOT in verses 30 or 31.
you suppose it might have been because it claimed to have the EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to "interpret" Scripture?
If we read this portion correctly "immediately with the tribulation of those
days shall the sun be darkened"... or "at once, in close proximity and accompanying the tribulation
of those days shall the sun be darkened"... there's NO CONFLICT whatsoever with the other scriptures that mention
these same signs.
The correct sequence, therefore is, the sun gets dark,
or the moon turns blood-red [depending on what part of the world one lives in], there will be some sort of meteor shower,
or asteroids hitting the earth, the atmospheric heavens will shake, the Rapture takes place, then the tribulation starts.
The Rapture is pre-trib.
His children out of here BEFORE He pours out His wrath.
No amount of eschatological
bias, no amount of unbelief, and no mistranslation can change that.
MYTH #51: THE WHEAT AND TARES
Is the Parable of the Wheat and Tares in Matthew 13:24-43 PROOF of a post tribulation rapture?
"catching up", "catching away", or "departure" are NOWHERE found in the text.
Post-tribbers claim that Matthew 24:30 "proves" a post trib rapture:
"Let both grow together UNTIL THE HARVEST: and in the
time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather together FIRST THE TARES, and bind them in bundles TO BURN THEM: but gather
the wheat into my storehouse".
Their ridiculous argument
is that because this parable says to "gather together the TARES FIRST and burn them", and that the wheat or grain
gets put into God's storehouse AFTER the tares are collected and burnt, this "proves" that the Rapture is post-trib.
This supposedly "proves" that God JUDGES THE WICKED
FIRST, then raptures and gathers the "children of the kingdom" into His storehouse.
Can someone please show me WHERE it says in that entire passage that the "children of
the Kingdom" are CAUGHT UP to meet Jesus IN THE AIR, which is what happens at the Rapture? (1 Thessalonians
It DOESN'T say that ANYWHERE.
Why? Because this is NOT TALKING ABOUT the Rapture.
says very clearly in Matthew 13:38 that:
"THE HARVEST is THE END OF THE WORLD" or "end of this
And again in verse 40: "so shall
it be in THE END OF THIS WORLD" (or end of this age).
This is what happens AT THE END of the tribulation:
a NEW AGE of peace and righteous rule BEGINS with Jesus and His Church reigning supreme:
The wicked (tares) are cast into the lake of fire.
The "good seed", as they're called in THIS parable, are ushered into Jesus' earthly Kingdom.
In fact, Jesus calls them "the children OF THE
KINGDOM" in Matthew 13:38.
And Matthew 13:41
COULDN'T BE CLEARER: His angels will "gather OUT OF HIS KINGDOM all things that offend, and them
which do iniquity".
Which part of "OUT OF HIS
KINGDOM" don't these fools understand?
explains for THE THIRD TIME, which time period He is addressing:
shall THE RIGHTEOUS shine forth as the sun IN THE KINGDOM of their Father" (Matthew 13:43)
You have three groups: tares that get burnt (the wicked),
sons of the kingdom that are godly tribulation survivors ushered into Christ's earthly Kingdom to populate the
earth during the Millennium, and you have THE RIGHTEOUS (those who were raptured 3½ years earlier) SHINING FORTH AS
THE SUN in the Kingdom of THEIR FATHER.
The same teaching
is put forth in the parable of the sheep and goats in Matthew 25:31-46: the "sheep" enter His Kingdom on earth,
the "goats" are sent into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
There's NO RAPTURE (catching away) OF ANYONE in these verses.
Therefore, they have ZERO to do with the Rapture.
Consequently, they DON'T "prove" a post-trib Rapture.
All they "prove" is HOW DESPERATE post tribbers are to find ANY
LOOPHOLE in the Bible to support their FALSE teaching.
luck next time.
THE "FAKE" RAPTURE
when I thought stupid religionists COULDN'T POSSIBLY invent MORE LUDICROUS CRAP, they decided to OUTDO themselves with
their galloping stupidity.
been hearing about the so-called "fake rapture" for several years, and of course decided TO IGNORE IT as
it is just TOO STUPID for anyone but a few religious loons to take seriously.
However, we're now hearing from those loons on a regular basis.
I googled the term recently, just out of curiosity, and found over 121,000 blogs and websites
that deal with that topic and 60,000 plus YouTube videos.
And you wonder WHY Jesus warned, even His disciples, about THE MASSIVE RELIGIOUS
DECEPTION that would take place, presumably in His Name, by people who say that "Jesus IS the Christ",
just prior to His appearing? (Matthew 24:4)
HOW can ANYONE
pass himself or herself off as "Christian" and disseminate THIS UNBIBLICAL MANURE?
There isn't ONE verse, from Genesis to Revelation
that talks about a "fake" Rapture.
that doesn't stop these imbeciles from presenting their moronic theory as "fact" or as "biblical".
They got everyone from NASA to aliens, to the Illuminati,
to Barney the Dinosaur, involved in some "BLUE BEAM" fantasy about staging a "fake rapture" to confuse
This just PROVES HOW
DESPERATE post-tribbers are to gain support for their false doctrine, when they have to resort to some wacko, "beam
me up" Star Trek theory.
course, when we ask these nitwits to produce VERIFIABLE EVIDENCE that NASA, or aliens, or the Illuminati are involved in so
nefarious a project -- which would require them to possess SUPERNATURAL POWERS COMPARABLE to God's --
when we ask them for scientific credentials to PROVE their expertise as to what can and cannot be done with
laser technology, they are equally incapable.
It's always "I heard", or "I read" or "I spoke" to some expert.
Fine. Give us THE EXPERT'S NAME so we can contact
him and verify his credentials.
these retards, with nothing better to do, have seen too many sci-fi movies and equate the Rapture with science fiction.
But they won't be able to call on Gene Roddenberry or
Steven Spielberg when they face Antichrist since, IF THEY ARE STILL ALIVE, they'll be too busy running and hiding
to save their behinds... not to mention THEIR STUPID HEADS.
They are the ones WHO WILL WET THEMSELVES, when THE VERY REAL Rapture happens, and THE VERY REAL
Jesus appears, and starts sending judgment upon judgment ON THEM and the rest of the LIARS who'll remain on this planet.
Besides being woeful ignoramuses, THESE PEOPLE ARE
LIARS who ADD and SUBTRACT from God's Word ON PURPOSE, to suit their fear-filled agenda.
They SERVE SATAN, THE FATHER OF LIES (John 8:44).
They are fear mongers who SERVE the spirit of fear, who is a manifestation of satan himself (2 Timothy
Are you saying I CAN'T be saved
if I'm post trib?
No. Although you're
WRONG on eschatology, you CAN BE post-trib and be saved.
But YOU CANNOT INTENTIONALLY ADD and SUBTRACT from God's Word with impunity.
Unless you think that Jesus ISSUED STERN WARNINGS in Proverbs
30:6 and Revelation 22:18-19 because He "couldn't think of anything else to say".
It's one thing to spread lies like this "in the Name of Christ" OUT SHEER IGNORANCE,
it's another to do so WITH MALICE AND FORETHOUGHT:
Even Paul, the greatest preacher of God's Grace this world has ever heard, felt compelled to
warn "it is A FEARFUL THING to fall into the hands of the Living God" (Hebrews 10:31).
Unless they repent, fall on their faces, beg God's
forgiveness, and TRULY RECEIVE CHRIST INTO THEIR HEARTS, they and their "fake blue beam rapture" will
spend eternity in the BLAZING, RED-HOT lake of fire along with satan, their illegitimate father.
MYTH #53: THE EARLY CHURCH BELIEVED IN A POST-TRIB RAPTURE
That's a lie, and I can prove it.
First century Christians
KNEW the Rapture would precede the Tribulation.
Paul believed in a pre-trib Rapture.
He said the Day of the Lord [tribulation] could not begin unless "the departure" [Rapture]
took place and the man of sin, the Antichrist, was revealed, in context, to the Church [2 Thessalonians 2:3-4].
"falling away" are a most unfortunate translation. Nothing's falling away from nowhere.
Ho apostasia, literally means THE DEPARTURE.
believed in a pre-trib Rapture, as evidenced by Revelation 7:9-17 where the Church appears in heaven, suddenly, PRIOR to the
start of the tribulation.
Jesus Himself said the Rapture's pre-trib [Luke
He said He'd appear in a cloud within the generation in which
Jerusalem would return to the Jews, after 2,030 years of continued "gentile trampling". No tribulation
is mentioned anywhere in between.
In verse 36 of that same chapter,
He tells us to "watch... and pray always that you may be accounted worthy TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME
TO PASS, and to stand before the Son of Man".
only way to "escape" the trib, and stand before the Son of Man is to
That's EXACTLY what has happened to the great multitude that
stands before the Father and the Son in Revelation 7:9.
was AFTER the first century A.D., as Christianity became institutionalized, that many Christians came to believe in a
This is due, in part, to their ignorance of the prophetic scriptures.
That's what one gets for being influenced by stuffy, old theologians.
But even if the early Christians had believed in a post-trib Rapture, it's a moot point anyway,
because Jesus made it clear to Daniel, and to the disciples before He ascended to heaven, that the TIMING of these events
was "sealed" UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END [Daniel 12:4,9; Acts 1:7].
would know the exact timing of these events UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END.
One need only see what the prophecy establishment has done with the Rapture [not to mention
prophecy in general]: pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib, pre-trib post wrath [an UNBIBLICAL MYTH, IF THERE EVER WAS ONE!], Rapture
only for "spiritual" Christians, etc., etc., to realize just how accurate Jesus' prediction turned out to be.
Jesus Himself said, in Daniel 12:4, that as we approached the end times which, evidently, would
have to include the Rapture, knowledge about eschatology would be increased.
are Jesus' words, not mine. If you want to argue with Him, be my guest.
fact such knowledge has increased, the fact we can today prove, unequivocally, from
the scriptures, the pre-tribulation Rapture of believers, is proof-positive that we're
living at the time of the end.
MYTH #54: THE
One of post-tribbers favorite arguments is that Jesus spoke of
resurrecting believers on "the last day".
They quote the Gospel of John,
which repeatedly states that Jesus will either JUDGE people or raise them up on "the last day"
(John 6:39,40,44,54; 11:24; 12:48).
This, post-tribbers contend,
PROVES that believers remain on earth during the tribulation and that the Rapture takes place AT THE LAST DAY. Hence, the
Rapture CANNOT POSSIBLY BE pre-trib.
Notice what Jesus DIDN'T say: He NEVER SAID
"and I will SNATCH believers who are ALIVE to meet me IN THE AIR, on the last day".
EVERY ONE of the above passages Jesus spoke ONLY of RESURRECTING people, or JUDGING them unto CONDEMNATION.
NOT ONCE does He mention CATCHING THEM AWAY to meet Him in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
And I challenge ANY post-tribber TO PRODUCE ONE verse of Scripture that says THE SNATCHING, CATCHING AWAY
or Greek "harpazo" (a/k/a The Rapture) takes place on the "last day".
IF (huge "IF") Jesus had meant the LITERAL, last 24-hour day, this couldn't possibly
refer to the Rapture of Christians.
The obvious question is "WHAT, then, did Jesus mean when He spoke
about "the last day".
Had He meant the last 24-hour day, I have bad, bad news for post-tribbers:
The ONLY ONES who get raised on the last 24-hour day according to Revelation 20:14,15 are THE DAMNED,
who get tossed into the lake of fire along with satan.
So, they sure as hell better pray Jesus didn't mean
the last, LITERAL 24-hour day.
In Psalm 90:4 Moses tells us that, from God's perspective,
"A THOUSAND YEARS in your sight are LIKE A DAY that has just gone by".
And, again, 2 Peter 3:8 states "ONE DAY with the Lord IS AS A THOUSAND YEARS, and a thousand years
as one day".
The term "last day" refers to the prophetic "Day of the
Lord" or Millennium, which is both, succeeded and preceded by 7-YEAR PERIODS.
succeeding 7 years are the time for the Great White Throne judgment of unbelievers (Revelation 20:7-15; Ezekiel
The preceding 7 years -- which we are in right now -- cover the birthpangs,
the Rapture, the tribulation and the Second Coming.
So, when Jesus says "No one can come to me unless the
Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the LAST DAY" (John 6:44) He meant
SOMETIME DURING the prophetic Day of the Lord, which is a period of OVER 1,000 years (approximately 1,014 years)
that begins with the birthpangs and ends with the White Throne Judgment when death itself, hell itself, and the unsaved are
all cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15), whereupon there's a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21:1).
Indeed, there are SEVERAL RESURRECTIONS during that period, including:
1. The "dead
in Christ" at the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
2. The Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:11, 12).
3. The tribulation martyrs (Revelation 20:4).
4. The unsaved dead (Revelation 20:11-15).
was THIS SAME time span that John referred to again in the Book of Revelation 1:10 when he states he was "in
the Spirit ON THE DAY OF THE LORD", whereupon he was shown, "things that are" and
"things which shall be" (Revelation 1:19).
Those "things" he was shown, as taking
place during the Day of the Lord or "last day", included the Rapture (Revelation 6:12, 7:9), the
tribulation (chapters 8-19), the reign of Antichrist (chapters 13-19), the Second Coming
or our Lord (chapter 19), all the way til the end of the Millennium, the White Throne Judgment, the new heaven and
earth, and the New Jerusalem (chapters 20-22).
Clearly, the Day of the Lord, or "last day", is
a LONG period of time which encompasses ALL OF THE ABOVE.
So, the Rapture DOES take place near the START
OF the "Day of the Lord" or "Last Day", BEFORE the tribulation judgments are poured out,
as UNDISPUTEDLY described in Revelation 7:9 and 8:2.
One of the reasons it's called "the last day"
is because, once this period ends, time as we know it, WILL BE NO MORE.
When the Day of the Lord ends, everyone
and everything steps into the realm of ETERNITY which, ultimately, is the only REALITY, the ONLY TRUTH, there
The concept of the "last day" or Day of the Lord, and that there would be one or more resurrections
during that period, was familiar to Jews in Jesus' time, since it's mentioned often in the Old Testament
(Isaiah 2:6-22; 11:6-10; 19:16-25; 26:1-21; 58:13; Jeremiah 46:10; Ezekiel chapters 47-48; Haggai 2:23; Amos 5:18; Zephaniah
1:4; 2:2; Zechariah 12:8; 14:7, 20-21).
What they didn't know were the FINER POINTS of that Day, since those
are given to us in the New Testament.
#55: THE FIRST RESURRECTION
Since there's a resurrection of the "dead
in Christ" which happens at the Rapture, a favorite post-tribulationist argument is that the Rapture HAPPENS AT
THE END OF THE TRIBULATION BASED ON Revelation 20:4, which is called "THE FIRST resurrection".
They erroneously hypothesize that the "first resurrection" refers to the Rapture of believers.
Problem is that, the "dead in Christ" who rise at the Rapture, are then CAUGHT
UP TOGETHER WITH LIVING believers to meet Jesus in the air (1
Those who take part in the "first resurrection"
ARE NOT CAUGHT UP AT ALL, but remain HERE ON EARTH to reign with Jesus (Revelation 20:4).
there's NO MENTION WHATSOEVER in Revelation 20:4 of LIVING believers being transformed and caught up.
Hence, they CANNOT BE the same resurrection.
post-tribbers confuse "Rapture" with "Resurrection".
are, in fact, two different things.
The Greek word for what is
commonly referred to as "the Rapture" is harpazo which means to SUDDENLY SEIZE, or SNATCH.
The word for "resurrection" is anastasis which literally means to STAND UP, to
RISE, or TO STAND AGAIN.
At the Rapture, there is a resurrection of "the
dead in Christ", but there are also MILLIONS, if not BILLIONS, who ARE CAUGHT UP (SNATCHED) ALIVE to meet Jesus
in the air as clearly expressed in 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, also in 1 Corinthians 15:50-55.
The "FIRST" resurrection described in Revelation 20:4 is STRICTLY that of TRIBULATION MARTYRS,
who come to faith in Jesus during the reign of Antichrist and are killed for their faith, as clearly described in
NO ONE IS CAUGHT UP TO MEET JESUS IN
THE AIR at the so-called "FIRST" resurrection.
The "rest of the
dead" in Revelation 20:5 refers to the UNSAVED DEAD, who are not raised until THE END OF the Millennium and get tossed
into the lake of fire, or SECOND DEATH (Revelation 20:13-15).
So the term "FIRST
resurrection", IN CONTEXT, refers to the first resurrection OF THE MILLENNIUM,
since it takes place AT THE START thereof. It is STRICTLY FOR TRIBULATION MARTYRS, who reign
with Jesus 1,000 years.
Likewise, the "SECOND resurrection" or "SECOND
death" is the SECOND resurrection OF THE MILLENNIUM, it's strictly
for the UNSAVED, and takes place AT THE END of the Millennium (Revelation 20:13-15).
The term "FIRST resurrection" CANNOT POSSIBLY MEAN "the first resurrection
EVER", since I can name, off the top of my head, AT LEAST TEN resurrections that have taken
place PRIOR TO that one:
1. The boy Elisha raised from the dead
(2 Kings 4:32-36).
2. The man who rose when his corpse touched Elisha's bones
(2 Kings 13:21).
3. The widow's son at Naim (Luke 7:12-15).
4. The resurrection of the dead girl (Mark 7:39-42).
Lazarus (John 11:38-44).
6. Jesus (Matthew 28:6).
7. Many Old Testament saints that arose when Jesus rose (Matthew 27:52).
8. Tabitha, a/k/a Dorcas,
whom Peter raised from the dead (Acts 9:40-41).
9. The resurrection of the "dead
in Christ" at the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
10. The resurrection of
the Two Witnesses during the tribulation (Revelation 11:11, 12).
So, to say that
the term "First resurrection" which is CLEARLY USED IN REFERENCE TO THE MILLENNIUM, is the same
as the Resurrection of the "dead in Christ" at the Rapture, or the same as the Rapture, simply DOESN'T
STAND UP TO BIBLICAL SCRUTINY.
It's NOT the first
"group resurrection" either, since it was preceded by the resurrection of MANY Old Testament saints when
Jesus arose, as stated in item #7 above.
To sum up:
Those who have
died in Christ, are with Him in spirit (2 Corithians 5:8) and are RAISED at the Rapture.
Current believers, who are ALIVE when the Rapture happens, ARE TAKEN TO HEAVEN ALIVE BEFORE the tribulation
begins (Revelation 7:9).
Tribulation saints who SURVIVE are Raptured PRIOR TO
the end of the tribulation (Revelation 15:2).
Tribulation saints who DIE (martyrs)
are not raptured AT ALL, but RESURRECTED at THE START OF the Millennium ("first resurrection", Revelation 20:4).
Unbelievers are raised at THE END OF the Millennium ("second resurrection")
and are tossed into the lake of fire or second death (Revelation 20:15).
NO WAY in heaven, hell, or earth, that the "first resurrection" can be THE SAME AS the Rapture.
MYTH #56: THE HOLY SPIRIT IS REMOVED
The conventional teaching is that the Holy Spirit is presently preventing
the reappearance of Antichrist and that, when the Church is raptured, He will be removed, thus allowing the Antichrist to
There's NOTHING in the Bible to support that theory.
The Holy Spirit is God.
God is omnipresent.
He will still be on earth during the tribulation.
Thru His tremendous
witness, He will effectively draw MANY to faith in Jesus Christ during the last 3½ years of the tribulation
[Revelation 14:14-16; 15:2; 20:4].
In 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Paul states that two things must happen BEFORE the Day
of the Lord [tribulation] begins:
1. The Departure [ho apostasia, in Greek], a/k/a "the
Rapture", where Christians are gathered together unto Him.
2. The man of sin must be revealed
[unveiled] IN and TO THE CHURCH, since he was addressing THE CHURCH at Thessalonica.
Who is the "he"
referred to in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 that is restraining the appearance of Antichrist on earth, and who must be "taken
out of the way"?
The Body of Christ, of course.
That's why in verse 6 he states "NOW
YOU KNOW what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time".
just told them WHAT: the presence of Christ's Body [the Church] on earth.
Antichrist is revealed
TO THE WORLD, much later, after the bottomless pit is opened [Revelation 11:7; 13:1; 17:8].
MYTH #57: ISRAEL IS GOD'S "PROPHETIC TIME CLOCK"
No. Jerusalem is God's prophetic time clock.
major prophecy begins and ends with Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is the focus
of Daniel 9:24-27, Zechariah chapters 12-14, the entire Book of Joel, Luke 21:24-32, and Revelation chapters 11-15 and 19-22.
Except for the Book of Joel, ALL these prophecies were given AFTER Israel (the northern 10 tribes)
had ceased to exist, and had VANISHED into multiple nationalities, to the point that, TO THIS VERY DAY
they are referred to as the "10 LOST tribes".
while it's an important development, there's NO WAY that the creation of a MODERN
State named Israel, with a capital in "West" Jerusalem -- WHICH NEVER EVEN EXISTED IN BIBLICAL
TIMES -- CAN BE THE MOMENT WHEN the eschatological COUNTDOWN BEGINS.
Therefore, the end-time prophetic clock started ticking on
June 7, 1967 when the Jews recaptured Jerusalem after 2,030 years of continued Gentile occupation.
That was 45 years ago.
Why should that matter to us?
Because Jesus gave His Word, that the generation that saw Jerusalem return to the Jews, after the
times of "Gentile trampling" were fulfilled, WOULD NOT PASS AWAY until we saw Him coming in a cloud
with power and great glory.
MYTH #58: THE FIG TREE
"Now learn the parable of the fig tree;
WHEN ITS BRANCH IS YET TENDER, AND IT PUTS
FORTH LEAVES, YOU KNOW THAT SUMMER IS NEAR:
So likewise, WHEN YOU SEE ALL THESE THINGS,
KNOW THAT IT IS NEAR, even AT THE
Most prophecy teachers say the fig tree
represents Israel and that the fig tree
began to bloom on May 14, 1948 when the
State of Israel came into being.
there's NO SCRIPTURE that designates Israel
as God's fig tree.
Furthermore, what we call the State of
is in no way, shape or form what THE BIBLE
calls Israel, namely the 12 tribes, or, at
the very least, the 10 northern tribes,
which are still "lost".
According to Scripture, Israel or the 10
DO NOT REAPPEAR UNTIL THE MILLENNIUM
(Ezekiel 36:16-38; 37:15-28; Chapter 48).
if we are waiting for what GOD - not mortal
man - calls Israel to bloom, in order for
Christ to rapture His Church, or even for
Christ to return... we'll be waiting A
LONG, LONG TIME.
therefore, that the fig tree can represent
biblical Israel, or even the State of
on the other hand,
several Scriptures that CLEARLY designate
NOT ALL Israel, but biblical Jerusalem, as
God's fig tree (Jeremiah
24:4-7; Joel 1:7; Luke 13:6-9, 31-32).
This lines up PERFECTLY with many other
Scriptures that clearly state
that biblical Jerusalem RETURNING TO JEWISH
HANDS is a PREREQUISITE to the Rapture and
subsequent Second Coming of Christ
(Psalm 102:16; Jeremiah 31:38-40; Daniel
9:25; Joel 2:1; 3:1-2; Zechariah;12:2-4;
13:1; Luke 21:24-25).
Jesus' parable refers to Jerusalem:
The "fig tree" is Jerusalem, NOT Israel.
When biblical Jerusalem "blossoms" and
instead of being bare, BLOOMS WITH NEW LIFE
UNDER ITS RIGHTFUL OWNER, THE TRIBE OF
JUDAH (since 1967) --
THAT'S WHEN the eschatological clock began
MYTH #59 JERUSALEM WILL BE DESTROYED
Jerusalem and the third temple will
be destroyed. Jeremiah 31:38-40
SPECIFICALLY promises that the Old City
WILL NEVER be destroyed.
by Antichrist [Zechariah 14:1,2; Daniel
12:7; Revelation 11:7,8].
He will overcome the two witnesses, and
crucify them on Damascus Square. He will
then sit in the temple, proclaiming himself
"God" [2 Thessalonians 2:4].
Jerusalem will suffer some damage, but will
not be destroyed.
There's a big earthquake, right after the
two witnesses are resurrected and ascend to
heaven [Revelation 11:13], which causes
the 10th part of the city to fall.
Near the end of the tribulation, the
biggest earthquake in human history
will divide the city in three parts
At Jesus' Second Coming, His feet will
touch on the Mount of Olives, just East of
Jerusalem, and it will split in two, half
of it toward the North and half toward the
South, forming a great valley in between
[running from East to West]; [Zechariah
This valley will facilitate the return of
Jewish refugees, hidden away in the Judean
Jesus will liberate Jerusalem in His Second
Coming, when He returns as King of Kings
and Lord of Lords.
Jerusalem will be the world headquarters of
His Millennial Kingdom [Isaiah chapter 60].
MYTH #60: THE FINAL GENERATION
Since Jesus stated that
the generation in which Jerusalem returned
to the Jews would NOT PASS AWAY without Him
the next logical question is
"what IS a biblical generation?"
If you believe the leading, self-professed
"prophecy experts" it's "the general period
of time when the majority of people that
witnessed a particular event are still
Leave it to the useless prophecy quacks to
come up with an equally useless and
The Bible tells us,
very clearly, what a generation is.
A biblical generation is 40 years, or
slightly over that [Numbers 32:13, Psalms
95:10; 1st Chronicles 29:26-28; Acts 13:36;
Hebrews 3:9-11; Isaiah 53:8; Matthew 1:17].
In Matthew 24:34 Jesus told His disciples
that "this generation shall not pass away
till all be fulfilled", "all" meaning the
destruction of Jerusalem and the second
He said those words in 30 A.D., a few days
prior to His crucifixion and resurrection.
His words were
literally fulfilled, in precise detail, 40
in 70 A.D., when the Romans razed the city
and the temple, leaving no trace that they
had even existed.
If we take Jesus'
genealogy in Matthew chapter 1 (from
Abraham to David, David to Babylonian
captivity, and Babylon to Jesus) as being
42 generations (14+14+14) and divide the
approximate time from Abraham to Jesus
which is estimated to be about 2,100 years
by 42, it equals 50.
Therefore, if a generation is AT LEAST 40
years, but NO MORE THAN 50 years, and
Jerusalem returned to the Jews 44 years
ago, that means that Jesus' return must be
If His Second Coming happens
49 years FROM
"the word" to return and build biblical
Jerusalem (Daniel 9:25), indeed, as our
Lord said in Luke 21:32 THIS generation
will NOT have "passed away"
until ALL these things (Rapture,
tribulation, Second Coming) have taken
THE GENERATION that will witness His
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
MYTH #61: THE 70-YEAR GENERATION
I can't even count the times that
someone has said that a generation is 70
years. They base this erroneous assumption
SOLELY on Psalm 90:1-10 which says:
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born or you
brought forth the earth and the world, from
everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You turn men back to dust, saying,
"Return to dust, O sons of men."
For a thousand years in your sight are like
a day that has just gone by, or like a
watch in the night... All our days pass
away under your wrath; we finish our years
with a moan.
The length of our days is seventy years-or
if we have the strength;
yet THEIR SPAN
(as in LIFESPAN) is but trouble and sorrow,
for they quickly pass, and we fly away".
DOES NOT say a generation is 70 years.
It speaks of
the GENERAL LIFESPAN
of individuals, AT THE TIME THE PSALM WAS
WRITTEN, being 70-80 years.
BIBLICAL GENERATION IS AROUND 40 YEARS as
evidenced by the following Scriptures:
Numbers 32:13; Psalm 95:10; Acts 13:36; 2
Samuel 5:4; Matthew 1:17; Luke 21: 6,20 and
32; Hebrews 3:9,10.
biblical proof. All else is religious
MYTH #62: "BLOOD MOONS"
I take issue with the term "blood
moon", often heard in connection to
A lunar eclipse IS NOT a "blood moon".
The term "blood moon" refers to the
first full moon in the month of August,
since that's when hunters used to first go
out to kill their prey and spill its blood.
During eclipses the moon turns into a
coppery or orangey color
RESEMBLE BLOOD AT ALL, since blood is deep
The Bible is clear that
THE SUN turns black FIRST. Then, THE MOON
that deep, rich, CRIMSON red,
eclipse I've ever witnessed -- and I've
seen quite a few.
While there are
lunar eclipses that will take place during
the tribulation, there's
no indication AT ALL that
they point to either the APPEARING of Jesus
at the Rapture, or to His Second Coming.
You be the judge: does this color resemble
MYTH #63: BLOOD MOONS (THE RAPTURE HAPPENS
DURING A LUNAR ECLIPSE)
Contrary to popular teaching, there's
NOTHING in the Scriptures that indicates
the Rapture will happen during a lunar
I'm well aware of the FALSE
teaching circulating that there will be a
series of "blood moons", or "tetrads"
meaning 4 consecutive lunar eclipses during
a certain period of time.
teaching is FALSE. Not only does it lack
biblical support, IT
indicates that THE SUN TURNS BLACK
then the moon turns blood red.
EVERY single Scripture where these events
which precede the Rapture are described,
THE SUN IS ALWAYS MENTIONED
CANNOT BE simultaneous
solar and lunar eclipses, it's a PHYSICAL
Therefore, THERE'S NO
WAY this can refer to natural lunal
Instead, the Scriptures
point to A SERIES OF
events orchestrated by God:
turns black, the moon looks like blood, a
huge meteor shower of "falling stars", the
earth and the atmosphere violently shaking,
a rearranging of both geography and
lunar eclipse has EVER triggered such chain
This MYTH may sell tons
of DVD's, which will end up in the trash,
but it's NOT Bible prophecy.
prophecy teachers are focused
on the Son,
not the moon.
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MYTH #64: THE RAPTURE HAPPENS ON
NO WAY, B'nei!
The tribulation lasts 3½ years (Daniel
7:25; 12:7; Revelation 13:5). The
Second Coming of Christ MUST take place
during the Fall Feasts (Daniel 9:24-25).
There's NO WAY of getting 3½ years from
Tishri to Tishri. The Rapture can't
happen on Rosh Ha Shana (as it's
ERRONEOUSLY called) or Yom Teruah (it's
CORRECT, biblical name).
MYTH $65:NOSTRADAMUS WAS A TRUE PROPHET
If he is, I have some beachfront property
in Kansas I'd like you to buy.
FALSE prophets have in common, is they ONLY
talk of doom and gloom. They offer NO HOPE
for the future.
TRUE prophecy, found in the Bible, may
speak of disasters and calamities, BUT
ALWAYS OFFERS HOPE, AND ENDS IN SOMETHING
Nostradamus's quatrains are so vague, they
can be taken to mean almost anything.
All the claims that he predicted certain
There's no solid proof.
In one of his most famous predictions,
pertinent to our time, [a specific one, for
a change] he said:
"the year 1999, seventh month, from the sky
will come the great king of terror, to
bring to life the great king of the
Mongols, before and after Mars to reign by
1999 happened 10 years ago. It came and
went with no king of terror coming from the
sky, or Genghis Khan, who was the
king/emperor of the Mongols, and founder of
the Mongol Empire, coming back to life.
Some have tried to make this prophecy "fit"
Osama Ben Ladin. Only problems are:
He DIDN'T "come from the sky".
His ancestry and origin from Saudi Arabia
are well known and documented.
He didn't do anything notable in July,
Calling him "king of terror" would be
stretching it just a bit, since cowering in
a cave hardly qualifies anyone to be king
Nor has he resurrected any king of the
That makes Nostradamus a FALSE prophet, and
disqualifies him from being a reliable
Update 7/21/2011: In view of Bin Laden's
recent death, clearly Nostradamus's
prophecy couldn't be describing him. Not
only is Bin Laden NOT the "king of
in hell and KING OF NOTHING.
MYTH #66: MABUS
For those unfamiliar with Nostradamus's
dubious prophecies, Mabus is what he
supposedly named his "third Antichrist".
Are there three Antichrists? No.
There's only one.
There are, of course,
"antichrists" [more than three, I assure
anyone who is against Christ is technically
(small "a") [1 John 2:18].
Nostradamus was close [not correct], in his
"third antichrist" proposition, because the
spirit of Antichrist has already incarnated
twice as a famous world leader. He will
incarnate for the third and final time as
the infamous Antichrist mentioned in the
Books of Daniel, 1st John and Revelation.
This "third antichrist" theory is a prime
example of satan distorting truth.
Is Nostradamus correct in his "Mabus"
Has satan EVER told the Truth?
Some speculated "Mabus"
was former President George W.
Some are now trying to apply the term
to President Obama, because his last name
contains three of the letters, "m", "a" and
It so happens that the present
Secretary of the Navy, and former governor
of Mississippi, is named Ray Mabus. Might
he be the Antichrist?
Bible clearly and unequivocally designates
Alexander the Great as the future
Antichrist, who will rise from the dead,
and emerge from the bottomless pit about 4
years prior to the Second Coming.
NO ONE [and certainly no Christian] should
look to Nostradamus, or any other false
prophet, to accurately predict the future.
There's only One who can accurately
predict the future, since He is the Alpha
and the Omega, the Beginning and the End
The ONLY ONE who can accurately predict the
future is the One who established The End
since the Beginning
It's His Word we
need to scrutinize if we REALLY want to
know the future.
All else will raise
more questions than answers.
else will lead to confusion.
else is a waste of time.
MYTH #67: THE PYRAMIDS PREDICT THE FUTURE
Pyramidology is an OCCULT practice. The
Pyramids, while intriguing,
have no record whatsoever of predicting
The only so-called "Christians" who engaged
in Pyramidology were THAT FALSE PROPHET,
Herbert W. Armstrong, WHOSE FALSE DOCTRINE
WILL LEAD PEOPLE STRAIGHT TO HELL, and
Neither was a REAL Christian.
The first predicted the Millennium would
begin in 1975 [34 years ago]. The latter
predicted that Atlantis would be found in
1968, near the Bahamas.
Their false prophecies never happened.
I also find Stonehenge, the ruins of Machu
Picchu, and the statues of Easter Island
but I don't look to them to predict the
MYTH #68: THE MAYAN CALENDAR
The Mayan calendar predicts the world
will end on December 21, 2012.
one [and certainly
should be looking to the Mayan calendar for
The Mayas are NOT reliable
predictors of future events.
thing, they were a barbaric civilization,
that practiced horrible rituals, including
For another thing:
the Mayans were
One of their "gods", depicted on the famed
Pyramid of Chichen Itza was
[Genesis 3:1]. Whom does that sound like?
NOBODY in their right mind, Christian
or non-Christian, should ever seek
let alone guidance or information,
from THE FATHER OF LIES.
knew "so much" about the future, that they
were UNABLE TO PREDICT THEIR OWN DEMISE.
Mayans did know a thing or two about
the stars. They observed the movements of
the planets, and were able to calculate
certain planetary alignments accurately,
just like astronomers are able to do today.
Nobody's taking that away from them. I'm
That DOESN'T mean they KNOW THE FUTURE.
Astronomers today can calculate such things
even more accurately, yet they CAN'T TELL
YOU what's going to happen tomorrow... much
less when the world will end.
There isn't a single Mayan "prophecy" that
has come to pass.
The Bible, on the other hand, has a
well-established, 5,000-year old track
record of prophetic accuracy.
Over 2,000 biblical prophecies have
been fulfilled in PRECISE detail.
Looking to a satanic stone, from a
barbarous, EXTINCT "civilization", in order
to predict our "future", is folly.
Especially when we have God's INFALLIBLE
WORD, WHICH HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME,
WHOSE PREDICTIONS HAVE BEEN PROVEN, TIME
AND AGAIN, TO BE EXCRUCIATINGLY ACCURATE.
That's why we should look ONLY to the Holy
Word of God to predict the future.
If it's NOT supported by the Bible, it
ain't happening, no matter WHO believes it.
1/23/13 Update: December 22, 2012,
dubbed as "Doomsday", came and went NOT
with a bang but with a whimper, proving YET
AGAIN THAT the Bible is THE ONLY TRUE,
RELIABLE AND ACCURATE PREDICTOR OF END-TIME
MYTH #69: NIBIRU - PLANET "X"
The Nibiru or Planet X hoax is a
between the Earth and this mysterious
planet, which certain groups believe will
take place early in the 21st century.
Believers in this doomsday event
usually claim it will cause the
disastrous "wormwood effect". The
"wormwood" terminology is borrowed
from Revelation 8:10.
This myth is
pseudoscience at its worst. The idea that
could possibly collide with the Earth in
the near future is not supported by
There's also NO SCRIPTURAL EVIDENCE to back
it up. NOTHING in the Bible mentions
"Planet X", "Planet Nibiru" or, for that
any other planet,
colliding with the earth.
wormwood mentioned in Revelation 8:10 is
not a planet. It's described as "a blazing
star" that falls from heaven
ON THE WATERS.
Believers in this nonsensical theory CANNOT
this supposed planetary collision ONLY
affects ONE-THIRD OF THE WATERS [rivers and
the land, grass, trees, homes, buildings,
population or infrastructure [Revelation
explain how a planet could POISON the
waters as the text clearly indicates.
If a planet collided with the earth, it
would destroy it. There would be no
That means Antichrist, and everyone else on
earth would perish.
Hence, there's NO WAY this will happen, and
NO WAY it could signal the tribulation.
If you teach this crackpot theory, SHAME ON
YOU: you are DELUSIONAL and know as much
about Bible prophecy as Bugs Bunny.
You should stop passing yourself off as a
"prophecy expert". And those who buy
your crappy books are morons who probably
believe in the Tooth Fairy.
#70: ELENIN & VIRGO
Some are now designating comet Elenin as
the mysterious "Planet X", since its headed
in the general direction of the earth, and
are predicting a collision between Elenin
Elenin will pass the
earth at a distance
times farther than
the distance from the earth to the moon.
I haven't seen the earth and the moon
collide yet, HAVE YOU? Enough said.
This is a classic example of how
quickly UNSCRIPTURAL GARBAGE about SUPPOSED
"Bible prophecy" spreads through the
How can something
"Bible prophecy" when
it's NOT EVEN FOUND IN
in the Bible about A COMET -- whether it's
called Elenin, Nibiru, Planet X or anything
else -- causing the Rapture or the
NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER
that the passing of this comet will cause
any great catastrophe.
Unless, of course, you consider the dubious
"experts" on YouTube with their Mickey
Mouse theories "scientific evidence".
REAL scientists at NASA
this is just a passing comet which will
pass RELATIVELY NEAR the earth, and should
be a rather inconsequential event.
Please read paragraphs 8-10 at the
But, let's be generous. Let's assume
that we had SOLID, CONCLUSIVE SCIENTIFIC
PROOF that the recent quakes in Chile or
Japan, were directly connected to this
HAS THIS COMET'S ALIGNMENT (with whatever)
caused the sun to turn black and the moon
Has it caused
a large meteor shower?
Has it caused
the sky to roll up like a scroll?
Has it caused
a massive rearrangement of geography and
as Revelation 6:12-16 describe?
Has it caused
Jesus to appear in the clouds?
That's WHAT WILL HAPPEN, according to the
But couldn't this be some sort of "heavenly
sign" since it's passing close to the earth
during the Feast of Tabernacles (October
Hey, there's also going to be A FULL MOON
could THAT be "a sign"?
The sun will presumably rise up each
morning during Tabernacles,
is that "a sign"?
Give me a break! These are ALL
EVENTS. The signs that precede the Rapture
God DOESN'T NEED the "help" of ANY NATURAL
EVENT to cause the SUPERNATURAL signs
described in the Book of Joel, the synoptic
Gospels, and the Book of Revelation.
ALREADY TOLD US
what "heavenly signs" will happen as the
tribulation starts: the sun turns black,
the moon blood-red, a huge meteor shower,
the sky rolls unto itself like a scroll,
huge quake of land and atmosphere,
resulting in new geography and topography.
That's A LOT of specific detail. Sorry.
I don't see
on the list.
But isn't this the fulfillment of
Revelation 12:1-4 which speaks of a "woman
in heaven" clothed in the sun, etc.?
Isn't this what will happen in the sign of
Virgo as this comet passes by?
I have posted the picture below which
ALLEGEDLY shows Virgo as the "woman" in
This picture shows the location of the sun
and moon, as this comet passes by.
Any OBJECTIVE viewer will have to agree
that the sun being on the woman's LEFT
SHOULDER, hardly qualifies as her "being
clothed" with the sun.
By the way, the Greek text uses the word
which means to have the sun WRAPPED AROUND
what we see in that planetary projection.
Likewise, the moon being KNEE HIGH to the
doesn't even come close to
being "under her feet" as Revelation 12:1
The Greek word there is
"below" or "under" her feet.
WHERE's the crown of 12 stars
that Revelation 12:1 speaks of?
If those stars are her "crown", that's THE
UGLIEST CROWN i'VE EVER SEEN.
WHERE'S the dragon standing right in front
of the woman
to devour her baby as soon as he's born?
where's THE BABY?
The woman isn't even pregnant. She's Virgo
So, all the crap floating around the
internet and on YouTube about this event
causing the Rapture or triggering the
tribulation, or some MAJOR calamity, is
NON-SCIENTIFIC, UNSUBSTANTIATED CRAP.
is that CLEAR ENOUGH for everyone?
This is A HOAX.
It's much ado about NOTHING. Just like Y2k
turned out to be a hoax, just like the
"North American Union" and the "Amero"
turned out to be a hoax (remember them?),
just like the UFO over the Temple Mount
turned out to be a hoax. Just like a
mysterious green figure on video during the
Egyptian insurrection dubbed the "4th
horseman of Revelation" turned out to be a
hoax. Just like the Harold Camping debacle
turned out to be a hoax.
You're free to believe whatever you like,
but I'm most definitely NOT on board.
And I'm not WASTING
of my valuable time on this MORONIC piece
Henceforth ALL communications about this
WILL BE IGNORED.
Hate to disappoint you, but I get my
FROM GOD'S WORD,
not from YouTube.
Update 1/30/12: Elenin passed
RELATIVELY near the earth in October, 2011
WITHOUT ANY catastrophic consequences.
In case you haven't heard,
the infamous comet is now DEAD, since it
All who actively pushed Elenin as
triggering the Tribulation need to REPENT
and apologize for misleading the public.
Not to mention for pushing some fantastic
theory as "Bible prophecy" WHEN NO SUCH
THING IS FOUND IN the Bible.
"THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE SPIRIT OF
DEAR READER, HAVE A GREAT DAY!