Saturday, February 9, 2013

It's NOT Going to Snow!

I thought that I would have some fun at work yesterday - before Nemo dump on us 2  to 3 feet of snow with 4 to 5 foot snow drifts - with some of my fellow workers. My job is a job in which I am outside most of the day and the weather is always a very important aid to let us know what type of day it will be for us to work in. So... of course the snowstorm was addressed and the chief topic throughout the morning. As we were working in the office - before one snowflake hit the ground - I kept on kidding in a serious manner that is was NOT going to snow and anyone who believed that it was were kool-aid drinkers, deceived and brainwashed by the weather media! At first they just looked at me and thought nothing of it, but as I continued to "scoff" at the weather predictions and warnings and my fellow workers preparing themselves with scarfs, winter clothes etc. etc... they then finally stated, "Dude your nuts!". As I kept on challenging their "snow warning" position on this matter (as it was all in good fun) they then finally caught on to what I was seeking to do and knew what I was trying to convey to them and again they stated, "Dude your still nuts!". Some considered the prophetic parable (to what end I do not know) while others just scoffed and went back to their work and their vain lives. I am sure that a few hours later when it DID began to snow what I was trying to point out to them was now resonating in their mind and gave them something to think about as they made their way through the snow and on their drive home.

As for this storm, we as a state have been watching and preparing for it for a week. Only a fool or "nut" at this point would pretend that this blizzard was not real and be ill prepared to bunker down for what is to be.

It is not hard for one to see the overwhelming warning signs and the evidence of a coming blizzard, for they are all around us. As for this storm, we as a state have been watching and preparing for it for a week. Only a fool or "nut" at this point would pretend that this blizzard was not real and be ill prepared to bunker down for what is to be. As we awoke this morning it was safe to say that this storm was all that the weathermen stated that it would be and more. I have not see so much snow and my cars covered like this in a long time. The warnings were there and they were fulfilled to the tee, believing them or not.

How true it is when the Lord Jesus Messiah rebuked the leaders of Israel and the nation for their woeful unbelief and rejection of the EXCEEDINGLY MARVELOUS WONDERS preformed by Him and His great authority as He preached the Word of Almighty God.

He (Jesus) answered and said unto them, when it is evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.” (Matt. 16:1-3)

Is this NOT so even in our day here in America! The OVERWHELMING evidence and warning sirens of the collapse of this nation under the EXPONENTIAL weight of social decadence and fiscal debt should be enough to wake the dead but while the evidence and signs are more than abundant, America’s still love to hope for the best all the while rejecting Almighty God’s Word and those who give warning (Isa. 6:9-11). The Bible (Almighty God’s Word) and its INFALLIBILITY are continually REJECTED by liberals and conservatives alike. Countless conservatives adhere to the social absolutes of the Bible while relativizing and rejecting the clear teachings of its message on ETERNAL salvation. For the Bible states:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9)

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Rom. 3:23)

“For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth” (Rom. 10:2-4)

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name (the Lord Jesus Christ) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

As the WARNINGS go out INTO THE HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS of America and the world, do not DECEIVE YOURSELVES into thinking that Almighty God’s Day of reckoning will NEVER come. For indeed, it is at the very door! ALL signs today point to the global tribulation spoken of by the Lord Jesus almost 2000 years ago (Matt. 24). Once America falls off of the world stage, who or what will hold back the godless masses, the tyrannical despots evil desires and murderous rampage through out the world? Do not listen to me, but see for YOURSELVES what Almighty God’s Word has to say about this time.
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ALL signs today point to the global tribulation spoken of by the Lord Jesus almost 2000 years ago.

As the world reads and interprets all the many different signs pertaining to the economy, the markets, weather patterns, sports teams, etc, etc… may it be YOUR sole priority to choose to have an ear and listen to Almighty God’s ETERNAL message and warning for YOU. The reality is that we are about to head into a time in which the words horrific, catastrophic, devastation, desolation, ravishing, violence, tribulation and turmoil take on an EXPONENTIAL meaning (Rev. 6-16)!

My friend, if you know NOT the Lord Jesus as your PERSONAL Savior, please see that you do business with Him today, for He is your ONLY means of deliverance from the RIGHTEOUS judgments of Almighty God on mankind and this world’s godless rebellion (John 3:16-17, Gal. 1:4). The warning signs and data are OVERWHELMING! You must ask yourself, “Do I have the courage to face these ETERNAL realities and deal with them as a responsible individual.” The choice is YOURS my friend! What will you choose?

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!


DJP I.F.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that the Lord gave you a personal example that says you are wrong about the Pre-tribulation rapture that you so adamantly believe. Maybe you should give post-tribulation rapture some more thought...

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

My friend, That's your opinion and your welcome to it. However Pre trib is totally biblical and is our position here at the IFB. I am post trib also however.. at the end (post) of the trib I will be back with millions following my Savior on white horses(1 John 3:1-4, Rev. 19:14).

I.F.

cindyk1955@aol.com said...

What a great way to illustrate a point to your co-workers. Thanks for sharing it with us. Many blessings in Messiah Yeshua, may he keep you safe (and, warm), where you are. C

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

Cindy, Thank you for your reply and it was a lot of fun!

Shalom in Yeshua!

David

Anonymous said...

[Hi Ignorant...(LOL) Saw this hot bit on the net. Reaction? Irv]

Pretrib Rapture Pride

by Bruce Rockwell

Pretrib rapture promoters like Thomas Ice give the impression they know more than the early Church Fathers, the Reformers, the greatest Greek New Testament scholars including those who produced the KJV Bible, the founders of their favorite Bible schools, and even their own mentors!
Ice's mentor, Dallas Sem. president John Walvoord, couldn't find anyone holding to pretrib before 1830 - and Walvoord called John Darby and his Brethren followers "the early pretribulationists" (RQ, pp. 160-62). Ice belittles Walvoord and claims that several pre-1830 persons, including "Pseudo-Ephraem" and a "Rev. Morgan Edwards," taught a pretrib rapture. Even though the first one viewed Antichrist's arrival as the only "imminent" event, Ice (and Grant Jeffrey) audaciously claim he expected an "imminent" pretrib rapture! And Ice (and John Bray) have covered up Edwards' historicism which made a pretrib rapture impossible! Google historian Dave MacPherson's "Deceiving and Being Deceived" for documentation on these and similar historical distortions.
The same pretrib defenders, when combing ancient books, deviously read "pretrib" into phrases like "before Armageddon," "before the final conflagration," and "escape all these things"!
BTW, the KJV translators' other writings found in London's famed British Library (where MacPherson has researched) don't have even a hint of pretrib rapturism. Is it possible that Ice etc. have found pretrib "proof" in the KJV that its translators never found?
Pretrib merchandisers like Ice claim that nothing is better pretrib proof than Rev. 3:10. They also cover up "Famous Rapture Watchers" (on Google) which shows how the greatest Greek NT scholars of all time interpreted it.
Pretrib didn't flourish in America much before the 1909 Scofield Bible which has pretribby "explanatory notes" in its margins. Not seen in the margins was jailed forger Scofield's criminal record throughout his life that David Lutzweiler has documented in his recent book "The Praise of Folly" which is available online.
Biola University's doctrinal statement says Christ's return is "premillennial" and "before the Tribulation." Although universities stand for "academic freedom," Biola has added these narrow, restrictive phrases - non-essentials the founders purposely didn't include in their original doctrinal statement when Biola was just a small Bible institute! And other Christian schools have also belittled their founders.
Ice, BTW, has a "Ph.D" issued by a tiny Texas school that wasn't authorized to issue degrees! Ice now says that he's working on another "Ph.D" via the University of Wales in Britain. For light on the degrees of Ice's scholarliness, Google "Bogus degree scandal prompts calls to wind up University of Wales," "Thomas Ice (Bloopers)," "be careful in polemics - Peripatetic Learning," and "Walvoord Melts Ice." Also Google "Thomas Ice (Hired Gun)" - featured by media luminary Joe Ortiz on his Jan. 30, 2013 "End Times Passover" blog.
Other fascinating Google articles include "The Unoriginal John Darby," "X-raying Margaret," "Edward Irving in Unnerving," "Pretrib Rapture Politics," "Pretrib Rapture Secrets," "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty," "Pretrib Hypocrisy," "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," and "Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism" - most from the author of "The Rapture Plot," the most accurate documentation on pretrib rapture history.
Can anyone guess who the last proud pretrib rapture holdout will be?

Rocky2 said...

[Me again. Found this on the web.]

The Real Morgan Edwards

by George Wilson

In 1995, in a 24-page booklet on 18th century pastor Morgan Edwards, evangelist John Bray claimed that Edwards taught a pretrib rapture in his 1788 book titled "Two Academical Exercises...."
Those echoing Bray include Thomas Ice who wrote "Morgan Edwards: Another Pre-Darby Rapturist." Edwards' 1788 work can be found on the internet.
In order to claim that Edwards held to pretrib, candidates for the I-can-find-pretrib-earlier-in-church-history-than-you-can medal - including Bray, Ice, LaHaye, Frank Marotta etc. - have intentionally covered up Edwards' "historicism," his belief that the tribulation had already been going on for hundreds of years. (How can anyone in the tribulation go back in time and look for a pretrib rapture?)
Here's proof of Edwards' historicism and its companion "day-year" theory which can view the 1260 tribulation "days" as "years."
On p. 14 Edwards described the Ottoman Empire (which was then already 400 years old) as the Rev. 13:11 "beast." On p. 20 he defined "Antichrist" as the already 1000-year-old "popery" and the "succession of persons" known as "Popes" - his other Rev. 13 "beast." He necessarily viewed Rev. 13's 1260-day period as 1260 literal years in order to provide enough time for his two "beasts."
On p. 19, while discussing "the ministry of the witnesses" of Rev. 11, he allotted "about 204 years" for their "years to perform" - years impossible to fit into a 3.5-year period!
What about Edwards' rapture? On pp. 21-23 he wrote about "the appearing of the son of man in the clouds, coming to raise the dead saints and change the living, and to catch them up to himself....The signs of Christ's appearing in the clouds will be extraordinary 'wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes and famines,' &. (Matth. xxiv. 6-8.)....The signs of his coming, in the heavens will be 'the trump of God [I Thess. 4:16], vapor and smoke, which will darken the sun and moon [Matt. 24:29],'...and also cause those meteors called 'falling stars'....
Right after his combined rapture/advent (!), Edwards said: "And therefore, now, Antichrist...will...counterfeit the preceding wonders in heaven...causing 'fire to come down from heaven'....And that godhead he will now assume, after killing the two witnesses....Now the great persecution of the Jews will begin...for time, times, and half a time...."
Thomas Ice's article on Edwards (see first par. above) quoted only the first 27 words in the above quotation, ending with "to himself." This sort of unethical revisionism is constantly employed by many pretrib defenders.
Not only had most of Edwards' historicist tribulation occurred before his combined rapture/advent, but his Antichrist kept raging for 3.5 years even after the Matt. 24 signs! No wonder his tutor advised him to correct his thesis!
To read Edwards' complete work, Google "[PDF] Two Academical Exercises...www.breadoflifebiblestudy.com."
For more info on Edwards, Google "McPherson Page" (click on a reproduction of "Cover-Ups"). Also Google "Deceiving and Being Deceived" by historian Dave MacPherson.

Irv said...

I invite you to Google or Yahoo "Is John Bray a PINO?" and "70 AD Futurism." Great reads.