Isaiah 31 – Rebellious Judah to be Crushed & One World Order

They’ve been talking about this One World Order for decades. Sounds pretty scary, but I look at it this way, the sooner it happens the better because that means Jesus is coming back soon and I can get out of this world and live with Him.

The Shabaka Stone: Ancient Relic tells of God Ptah and his Creation of the Universe
The 26 th Dynasty of Egypt was the last dynasty of the Third Intermediate Period, and was known also as the Nubian Dynasty or the Kushite Empire. The pharaohs of this dynasty hailed from Egypt’s southern neighbour, the Nubian Kingdom of Kush.

Although the Kushites were able to conquer Egypt through their military might, it was not enough to gain the loyalty of the native population. As foreign rulers, the Kushite pharaohs had to legitimize their rule. One of the steps taken by the new rulers was the revival of Egypt’s past glory. This was achieved by reviving and re-introducing art, architecture, history, religion, and ceremonial burial practices into the royal court.

There are numerous examples of this Kushite enterprise, one of them being an object of great historical importance – the Shabaka Stone. The Shabaka Stone was given to the British Museum (where it still resides today) by George Spencer, the 2 nd Earl Spencer, in 1805.

The relic consists of a slab of basalt measuring 66cm (26in) by 137cm (53in). As its name suggests, the stone is believed to have been made during the reign of the Kushite pharaoh Shabaka between 716 BC and 702 BC. According to the text inscribed on the stone, Shabaka was inspecting the Temple of Ptah when he came across a “work of the ancestors which was worm-eaten”, so much so that “it could not be understood from the beginning to end.”

Horrified by what he saw, Shabaka ordered the text on the worm-eaten papyrus scroll to be copied onto a more durable medium. Shabaka portrays himself as the saviour of this ancient text, and claims that “it became better than it had been before.”

1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:

“Counsel, but not of me” – see 29:15 and note.

“Cover with a covering” – Lit. “pour out a drink offering”; refers to making an alliance with another nation confirmed by a ceremony involving a drink offering.  After Shabako became Pharaoh in 715 B.C., the smaller nations in Aram (Syria) and Canaan sought his help against Assyria.  Judah apparently joined them (see 20:5 and note).

“My spirit” – who spoke through His prophet.

2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!

Hezekiah did this (see Kgs 18:21).

“Shadow” – a metaphor for a king as one who provides protection (see Jdg 9:15; Lam 4:20).  The Lord should have been Israel’s “shadow’ (cf 49:2, 51:16; Ps 91:1, 121:5).

3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

“Shame…confusion” – see also “shame…reproach” in v 5.  Cf 20:4-5, see Jdg 9:14-15 and notes.

4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.

“Zoan” – ironically, where the Israel’s once served as slaves; see 19:11 and note.

“Hanes’ – possibly Heracleopolis Magna, about 50 miles south of Cairo, or perhaps a city in the Nile delta, close to Zoan.

5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.

“The south” – the Negev, the dry region in the southern part of the Holy Land (see Gen 12:9, cf Jdg 1:9)

“Trouble and anguish” – perhaps it was necessary to use back roads because the Assyrians had control of the main coastal road (see Deut 8:15; Jdg 5:6).

“Flying serpent” – see 14:29.

7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

“Their strength” – Hebrew rahab; read as a proper name, “Rahab,” the name of a mythical sea monster, here symbolic of Egypt.  The name itself means “stone,” and also “arrogance” (see 27:1 and note).

“Sit still” – Rahab (Egypt) will be destroyed.

8  Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever:

“Write it” – Israel is to write down the prophecy concerning the destruction of Rahab (Egypt) so that the people will be reminded of its fulfillment when Egypt falls.

9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

“Rebellious people” – see v 1; also 1:2 and note.

10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

“Seers” – see 1 Sam 9:9; 2 Kgs 17:13.

“Prophecy not unto us right things” – cf Amos 2:12.

“Speak unto us smooth things” – the people want a favorable message like the ones they receive from the false prophets (1 Kgs 22:13; Jer 6:14, 8:11, 23:17, 26).

Kushite Kingdom
The Kushite king Kashta arrived in Egypt amid political disarray to claim the office of pharaoh, apparently at Thebes and apparently peacefully. He was the first of the Nubian line of kings who ruled as Egypt’s 25th dynasty (747–656 BC). Piye, the following king, carried the conquest of Egypt to the Nile delta, responding dramatically to a threat from a combination of powerful dynasts to the north. He created an empire that stretched from the 6th cataract to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Kushite rulers presented themselves as pharaohs who could return Egypt to its former glory. Looking back at Egypt’s earlier great ages for models to develop. Kushite pharaohs built and restored many monuments in Egypt and Nubia. Representations, especially of the pharaohs, show a new synthesis of Nubian and Egyptian forms with the introduction of elements such as Nubian facial features and Kushite royal regalia, including the cap surmounted with two sacred serpents that replaced the Egyptian White Crown surmounted with a single serpent.

Kushite rule of Egypt ended in 656 BC when the Nubians withdrew to their homeland in the face of overwhelming Assyrian invasions. Kushite kings who continued to rule Nubia were buried at Napata until 270 BC when the main royal burial place of the Kushite state moved farther south to Meroe.

The Kushite kings who ruled as Egypt’s 25th Dynasty styled themselves as pharaohs. This royal figure is typical of representations of these kings. Wearing an Egyptian kilt and belt, the king also wears distinctly Nubian regalia including a necklace with ram’s head pendants. Ram-headed amulets symbolizing the god Amun were worn by Kushite kings from at least the 25th Dynasty through the later Meroitic period of the Nubian state. The cap crown with two uraei (sacred serpents) was also Kushite, contrasting with the single uraeus worn by Egyptian kings.

The outstretched arms indicate that this bronze figure originally held a ritual object or emblem. The figure’s features most closely resemble known examples of the Kushite king Taharqo

11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:

“Oppression” – especially in their domestic policy (see 1:15-17, 23, 29:21, 58:3-4, 59:3, 6-8, 13).

“Perverseness” – guile and intrigue, especially in their foreign policy (see vv 1-2, 29:15).

13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.

“As a breach…Swelling in a high wall” – oppression and perverseness (v 12) had been the “wall” they bui8lt to assure their safety and prosperity, but it will be shattered to pieces.

14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.

“Sherd…pit” – there will not even be shards from the destroyed wall big enough to scoop coals or water.

15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.  See 26:3

“Returning and rest” – the true way to salvation and security is turning to God and trusting in His promises.

16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.

“One thousand shall flee” – a fulfillment of the curse of Deut 32:30.

18  And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

“Gracious…mercy” – after punishing Israel’s God will once again bless them (cf 40:2).

“The Lord is a God of judgment” – a God of justice who does what is right in delivering his people as He has promised.

19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.

“Weep no more” – see 35:8 and note.  God’s response is similar to His zeal for the vineyard (Israel) in 27:2-6.

20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:

“Teachers be removed…anymore” – true prophets of God will no longer have to hide because of persecution.

21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

“This is the way” – contrast the attitude shown in vv 10-11 (cf 29:24).

22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstrual cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

“Defile…thy graven images” – in repentance, not in despair as in 2:20.

23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.

“Rain…bread…fat and plenteous” – part of the covenant blessings promised in Deut 28:11-12.

24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.

“Oxen…that ear the ground” – animals that work the soil.

“clean provender” – fodder that is seasoned and tasty.

25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

“Upon every high mountain…streams” – paradise-like conditions will return to the land (see 41:18; Ps 104:13-15).

“Day of slaughter” – Assyria’s fall (v 31) is one illustration.

26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

Burial Sites Show How Nubians, Egyptians Integrated Communities Thousands of Years Ago
New bioarchaeological evidence shows that Nubians and Egyptians integrated into a community, and even married, in ancient Sudan, according to new research from a Purdue University anthropologist.

“There are not many archaeological sites that date to this time period, so we have not known what people were doing or what happened to these communities when the Egyptians withdrew,” said Michele Buzon, an associate professor of anthropology, who is excavating Nubian burial sites in the Nile River Valley to better understand the relationship between Nubians and Egyptians during the New Kingdom Empire.

“It’s been presumed that Nubians absorbed Egyptian cultural features because they had to, but we found cultural entanglement? That there was a new identity that combined aspects of their Nubian and Egyptian heritages. And based on biological and isotopic features, we believe they were interacting, intermarrying and eventually becoming a community of Egyptians and Nubians,” said Buzon, who just returned from the excavation site.

During the New Kingdom Period, from about 1400-1050 BCE, Egyptians ruled Tombos in the Nile River Valley’s Nubian Desert in the far north of Sudan. In about 1050 BCE, the Egyptians lost power during the Third Intermediate Period. At the end of this period, Nubia gained power again and defeated Egypt to rule as the 25th dynasty.

“Moon…sevenfold” – the darkness will be past: Night will be like the day, and the day will be illuminated with sevenfold light.

“Bindeth up the breach…healeth the stroke of their wound” – Israel was wounded politically because of the sins of the people.

27  Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:

“The name” – the revelation of God, especially His power and glory.

“Anger…devouring fire” – the language of theophany (a manifestation or appearance of God).  God is portrayed as coming in a storm.

28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

“Reach to…the neck” – the army of Assyria was similarly described in 8:8.

29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.

“Song…holy solemnity” – perhaps the Passover, alluded in 3:15 (cf Matt 26:30).

“Mountain of the LORD” – Zion, where the temple was.

30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.

“Voice” –  associated with thunder in Ex 20:18-19.

31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.

32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.

“Grounded staff” – Lit.  “The appointed staff” that God uses against the nations.  See 11:4 and note.

“Tabrets and harps” – after a great victory the women rejoiced with singing and dancing (see Ex 15:20-21; 1 Sam 18:6).

33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

“Tophet” – a region outside Jerusalem where children were sacrificed to Molech (see 2 Kgs 23:10; Jer 7:31-32; 19:6, 11-14), the god of the Ammonites (see 1 Kgs 11:7).  Thus is was a place of burning.

I was thinking, I do that sometimes.  Jesus had said:

“Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?  And in thy name have cast out devils”  And in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matt 7:21-23).

One World Order

I have no doubt that this One World Order will take place and soon.  This does not please God and He will punish those that in charge of it.  It’s just like the Israelite:

“But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us.  And Samuel prayed unto the Lord.

Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have no rejected thee,. But they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them” (1 Sam 8:6-7).

Do you wonder if God gave them a king as they asked for?  You bet, He did.  He gave them King Saul, and that they regretted because King Saul, once he came into power became evil and controlling.  And finally God fired the King (see 1 Sam  9-31).

It’s the same thing here, but it isn’t going to be King Saul running the world, but the greedy Catholics with the devil being their backup.  And in the end, the Catholics, the devil, all believers, and those that try and play both fields will spend eternity in Hell.

Vatican claims it’s their ‘right’ to continue protecting child abusing clerics
At the semi-annual U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, the church announced plans to “stay the course” on their stance on women’s rights, views on LGBTQ persons, and their “right” to protect clerics who sexually abuse children from the law.

The gathering began with a Mass “held in response to a call from Pope Francis for all episcopal conferences across the world to have a Day of Prayer and Penance for victims of sexual abuse within the Church.”Despite this clear acknowledgment of the epidemic of pedophilia within the Catholic Church, their position on the handling of child sex crimes remained that it was their “religious liberty” to protect sexual abusers from regular legal proceedings.

Although a shocking number of complaints are made against priests, the meeting between bishops concluded that Archdiocese had a duty to defend priests’ “religious freedom” and vowed to continue shielding them from the law and safeguarding their identities.

 You know who the Catholic Church and the devil are like?  Punk gangs.  Am I as tough as a gang?  Of course not, but they are nothing by themselves.  Look at the Catholic Church, their lies  and child molestations are spread worldwide, but there do nothing by themselves.  And look at the devil, he has millions upon millions of demons to do his dirty work.  Again, he’s nothing without his demons.  Punk gang members is what they all are.

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire (2 Pet 2:22).

“Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition” (Mk 7:7-9).

Satan controls the Vatican.  There is no evil like the Catholic Church.  Billions of people will burn in Hell for all eternity because of the lies taught by the Catholic religion.  The Catholic Church is a deception of manmade traditions and religious lies.

It is tragic that so many professed Christians, who have influence over millions of people, are cowards and refuse to expose the falsehood of the Catholic religion.  Remember, Jesus said that such people will get their up comings:

“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (Jas 4:!7).

“And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten  with many stripes.

But he there knew not, and did commit things wroth of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.  For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committe4d much, of him they will ask the more” (Lk 12:47-49).

“Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?  And in thy name have cast out devils”  And in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matt 7:21-23).

The Catholic Church is straight out of the pits of Hell.

The Vatican
Bankers’ best guesses about the Vatican’s wealth put it at $10 billion to $15 billion. Of this wealth, Italian stockholdings alone run to $1.6 billion, 15% of the value of listed shares on the Italian market. The Vatican has big investments in banking, insurance, chemicals, steel, construction, real estate. Dividends help pay for Vatican expenses and charities such as assisting 1,500,000 children and providing some measure of food and clothing to 7,000,000 needy Italians. Unlike ordinary stockholders, the Vatican pays no taxes on this income.

Why is the Catholic Church so evil?  I suppose because the are so big they can.  They elevate their own manmade traditions as being equal with the Word of God and people believe them.  In so doing, the Vatican has deceived Catholics into believing that good works are necessary to get to Heaven.  

The Catholic Church’s official doctrinal position is set forth in VATICAN II. Catholics are taught that they must keep the Seven Sacraments to get to Heaven, which includes water baptism and holy mass.

Catholicism teaches a false plan of salvation, a perverted Gospel. The Catholic Church is full of lies.

The Word of God simply teaches that salvation is of the Lord, and that man has no part in his own salvation, except to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins.

The Catholic religion is a conglomerate of manmade tradition fabricated over the centuries.  Jesus plainly told the Jews that they had rejected God’s Word, choosing instead to keep their own tradition.

This is exactly what Catholics do, i.e., reject the Word of God to keep their own tradition.  

Catholicism is demonic.  Why are so many born-again Christians silent concerning the evils of false religion?  Because they are not born-again as they think they are.

Every Catholic arrogantly thinks they’re going to Heaven; but they are going to Hell when they die.  All of their self-righteousness means nothing to God:

“For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they have known it to turn  from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire” (2 Pet 2:18-22).

The Basilica of the Nathional Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
The prominent Latin Rite Catholic basilica honors the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception as the Patroness of the United States. It is the tallest building in Washington, D.C. based on elevation, and houses 70 different chapels honoring the Virgin Mary and the cultures, people, and traditions behind the Roman Catholic faith. In addition to being the tallest building in D.C., the Basilica of the National Shrine is also the eighth largest religious structure anywhere in the world.

Paul described the Catholic Church to a T:

“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 everyone that believeth” (Rom 10:3-4).

The Catholic Church is part of the New World Order

It is no coincidence that recent popes have embraced Islam and other mainstream religions.  The Catholic Church is part of the New World Order, as are most other mainstream religions.  There is an occult connection.

Pope John Paul II called for a New World Order.  Yet, Catholics are so blind.  Pope Ratzinger has also called for a New World Order.  Biblical Christianity has no part in the New World Order.

The King James Bible condemns Satan’s works of darkness, which includes the evils of Catholicism and the demonic New World Order.  The evil New World Order will be a Godless Global Totalitarian Communist Police State.

That is exactly the same as this One World Order and it is the work of Satan himself.

Humanity will be enslaved.  This is the Beast system of the Antichrist, where every man, woman and child will be forced to receive an identification mark.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom.  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred three-score and six” (Rev 13:16-18).

Jesus never started a religion.  Jesus said that the kingdom of God is within the believer:

“Neither shall they say, Lo here!  Or, lo there!  For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).

God gives us free will, you can spend eternity with Jesus or you can spend it with the devil that is your choice.  Where will you spend eternity: Heaven or Hell?

Most people have no idea what the Church truly is.  The local Church is not a building; but rather, two or more believers gathering together in Jesus’ name:

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matt 18:20).

The creation of the 501c3 organization is a government licensed business; not a church.

Illuminati New World Order
Before knowing about Illuminaties, it is important to know little bit about freemasonry, because both are inter-related and knowing the freemasonry is the key to learning about Illuminati. You must have heard that the biggest rite of freemasonry is known as 33 degrees-also known Scottish Rite- the highest rank in the free-mason ladder.

The name Scottish Rite came from a place in the north side of British Isles, where many of Templars settled at the period of Philippe. Freemasonry is just another name of Templars and they have two main streams- one is Scottish Rite, which has been mentioned already, and the other is York Rite.

It is believed that New York was named after this York Rite, but incidentally New York is the heart of Freemasonry in United States. According to many researchers, it is said that the Priory of Sion took control over both the rites- Scottish and York- from Templars and later they founded French Freemasonry.

Though there is no evidence if this story is true or not, but one thing is true that in the end you will find that at the highest level of this organization they seem to be from the same organization. Still, the degrees of York Rite indicate the influence of Templars.

For example, top Scottish rite degree is called Knights Templar Degree, and the next highest is Knights of Malta, followed by Red Cross degree. Above these mentioned degrees, there is also one more degree-the illuminati- which is the highest, and only a few selective people can achieve it.

Thus, the title illuminati tells us it is all about the rank of a few powerful elites chosen over a number of elites. Ironically, the majority of the Freemasons never reach even above the last three degrees of freemasonry-they are just being used as a scapegoat to hide the real agenda of the illuminati.

When Jesus returns at the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, the Church will be gathered together for the first time in history.  Until then, the Bible only teaches local New Testament churches.

There is no universal church today (which is what “Catholic” means).  Every believer throughout history composes the Body of Christ; but that Body will not be united together as a whole until the Rapture

“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

For this we say by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a  shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thess 4:13-18).

There is no one true religious denomination.  Jesus never started a Baptist Church, nor a Methodist Church, nor a Presbyterian Church, etcetera.  The true Church is not a particular denomination.  

The true Body of Christ is the Church, which is composed of all born-again believers:

“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old…  can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:3-7).

The Catholic Church is a crooked organization, a Godless business, having its own hierarchy and human authority.  In sharp contrast, the Word of God is the Final Authority of every genuine local New Testament Church.

Whereas Catholics look to the Pope for spiritual guidance and doctrine; true born-again believers search the scriptures as Jesus commanded:

“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and the they which testify of me” (Jn 5:39).

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11).

Those that are born-again repent by confessing their sins by mouth to God:

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Rom 10:9).

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Rom 10:10).

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 Jn 1:9).

One World Order – Click on Image to read more.

Confessing your sins to a two-bit priest or even the Pope not only does nothing for you, but it is a great sin.  They are does nothing more than the devil’s pawns.  God won’t even listen to your whines.

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isa 59:2).

Whereas Catholics are proselytized through a series of sacramental rituals and religious dogma; true Christians are born-again by the precious Seed of the Word of God.

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever” (1 Pet 1:23).

There is no evil like the cult of Catholicism.  So many churchgoers are hell-bound in their sins, mistakenly believing that a Catholic priest has power to forgive their sins (Matt 7:21-23).

The only Person who can forgive sin is God:

“Who doth this man thus speak blasphemies?  Who can forgive sins but God only?” (Mk 2:7).

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim 2:5).

Catholics are experts at religion; but truly ignorant concerning the Word of God.  The Bible teaches that we’re saved solely by Christ’s righteousness. There is absolutely nothing we can do to impress God with our own self-righteousness

“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away” (Isa 64:6).

“For by grace are we 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).

Everyone either goes to Heaven by way of Christ’s righteousness; or else they go to Hell forever to pay for their own sins in their self-righteousness.

You can’t play both fields:

“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils” (1 Cor 10:21).

You have to walk with Jesus fully, or you walk alone:

“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad” (Matt 12:30). 

So now I’m a bit confused.  Isn’t sin and iniquity the same thing or not?  Can we look at that tomorrow?