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PCB10E;19

Concerns Tied To  PRE-WRATH  Eschatology

The bulk of this blog is also posted as a  handout  on
our gift page:  www.currentmatters.org/gifts-from-em 
under the title,  Rejecting the Bondages of Dumb-Down.

In light of God's gracious revelation, we do  know  things!

When will we  know  - biblically speaking - some of the 
popular end-time positions are  incorrect ?


1.  Preterit             We know - today - this view (including both full and 
     Eschatology     partial preterism) is  incorrect  as an  end-time  view
                                because Jesus Christ has  NOT  yet returned and 
                                because the end-time signs (highlighted in the
                                Bible) are unfolding - today!
                                Click Here  for more. 

2.  Traditional       We know - today - this view is incorrect (as it is 
      Post-Trib         typically presented)  due to the faulty  definition  of 
      Rapture           Daniel's 70th Week which most Post Tribulationalists 
                               often embrace.  The historical Post Tribulational 
                               Rapture viewpoint is  incorrect  because Jesus Christ
                               teaches this:  There are end-time events which  follow
                               the close of the (Bible-defined) tribulation period.  
                               Click Here  for specifics.

3.  Evolving          Note:  The "We Have A Problem" diagram (posted at
      Pre-Trib                     the "Click Here" link immediately above)  also
      Rapture                      applies to most Pre-Trib positions, though
                                          some changes in the general position continue
                                          taking place.

                              We  know - today - the Pre-Trib view is  incorrect  
                              because the Word of God speaks to the contrary. 
                              For examples evidencing this,  Click Here.

                              We will also  further  know this view is incorrect when
                              the antichrist makes his public debut and the real (that
                              is, the biblical) tribulation and great tribulation against
                              the elect unfold.  This is a period of time which will also
                              include "the war against the saints."  When the  little 
                              horn / man of lawlessness  comes on the scene, the
                              Church will further know, without doubt, the Pre-Trib
                              Rapture view is incorrect.   Please note:  Some within
                              the worldly church will deny the antichrist due to great
                              deceptions unfolding during this time.  Some will deny
                              we are in the tribulation period  though  the Bible evi-
                              dences (that is, cultural signs in light of biblical data)
                              will be clear.  Don't  listen to these false teachers 
                              which the Bible predicts will appear!

4.  Pre-Wrath       We will  know  this view is incorrect when the Rapture
     Rapture            fails  to occur immediately after heavenly signs take
                               place.  (Mt. 24:29, 30 ; Rev. 6:12-17)  In other words,
                               when,  1) the astronomical signs (of Mt. 24:29 and
                               Rev. 6:12, 13) appear, followed by,  2) the Sign of the
                               Son of Man (Mt. 24:30 and Rev. 6:14-17)  ...  when
                               these two heavenly events are NOT immediately
                               followed by the Rapture event, then we will  know,
                               without doubt, the Pre-Wrath Rapture view is also
                               incorrect.

In seeking to be fair, we go on to ask the same question about the Final
Trumpet Rapture Gathering  view:  When will we  know  the Final Trumpet
Rapture Gathering position is incorrect?

We will  know  the Final Trumpet Rapture Gathering is incorrect  IF  the
rapture happens before the tribulation and great tribulation of Mt. 24:9-22.
We will also  know  this view is incorrect  IF  the rapture fails to take place
at the last of the Revelation trumpets - before the bowls of wrath are
delivered.  (see I Cor. 15:51, 52 and Rev. 11)

We conclude this commentary blog with this familar, practical question:

WHY  do we raise these fair concerns?

We do so because we sincerely care!

We do so because we have been called by God  to be ready,  informed
by a  TRUE  eschatological perspective.  Incorrect end-time views lead 
to ill-preparedness.  For example, ponder yet another popular end-time
view:  Pan-Mil / Pan-Trib, a view often teaching it will all pan out in the 
end so we don't have to concern ourselves with end-time matters.  WOW!
How many will be unprepared - who will fail to  watch  as our Lord has
clearly Counseled - in the context of  this  faulty, half-truth perspective!?
Our Lord tells us to be ready for His return and this includes our being 
ready for the early part of the Day of the Lord when the trumpet blasts 
occur.  

May we be  ready  and  watchful  in light of God's explicit caring Counsel
to His sheep in Christ.  May we heed His instruction to watch!  Our Lord
was so clear in Mark 13:37 and Rev. 2 & 3 (especially note Rev. 3:2, 3) !


Our  other  - now updated! - past blogs addressing the  weaknesses
of the  Pre-Wrath  viewpoint include:

Blog  B45;17 
Commentary Blog  CB6A;18 
Commentary Blog  CB10B;18
Commentary Blog  CB11C;18     &
Commentary Blog  CB12D;18

       
           Regarding all updated blogs:  Copyright  2019  by Jon Swanson
                      Permission to use this article and the blogs above 
                                is granted  IF  used as PDF written.

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PCB11A;19

A Call For  TRUE  Perspective

[ This blog incorporates multiple articles on the biblical
   topic of  perspective.  It is our prayer Truth seekers will
   be edified by this presentation. ]

In the setting of the grand scheme of things, we ask:

Are you a movie buff?

Do you recall the food critic (by the name of Anton Ego) in the
animation film, Ratatouille ?

At one point in the movie he pays Gusteau's Restaurant a visit 
in order to critique the new  kid (i.e., cook) on the block.  In light 
of his dining experience, he shares (in his newspaper review the 
next day) this dose of introspection:

     "In many ways the work of a critic is easy.  We risk very little 
      yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and 
      theirselves [sic] to our judgments.  We thrive on negative 
      criticism which is fun to write and read.  But the bitter truth
      we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things,
      the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than
      our criticism designating it so.  ..."

Interesting  perspective !

Speaking of "perspective," Anton Ego offers this insight in a
different setting in the movie:

     "... [Do] you know what I'm craving?  A little perspective - 
      that's it!  I'd like some fresh, clear, well-seasoned perspective.  
      ...   Since you're all out of perspective and no one else seems 
      to have it in this bloody town, I'll make you a deal:  You 
      provide the food;  I'll provide the perspective!  ..."

So one may insightfully ask:  "What does  Ratatouille  have 
[anything!] to do with end-time matters?"

In application on the theme of perspective I respectfully ask:  
Are followers of Jesus Christ living out HIS perspective today?

What of precious examples to us, examples which model the 
biblical passages which we highlighted years ago ?  (scroll down
to blog  B33;15  to view pertinent passages)

~  Consider Corrie and Betsie ten Boom - perspective in the most 
         wicked of circumstances ...

     Betsie's testimony of PEACE and JOY in the horrific Ravensbruck
     concentration camp where - in the hearing of birds singing in the 
     cold morning, dreadful work conditions and yes, even lice – their
     PERSPECTIVE  was that of peace and joy.

~  Consider Horatio Spafford (1828 – 1888) - perspective in the setting
     of grievous loss ...  After having lost his four daughters in the sinking
     of the ship, Ville du Havre, he penned the famous hymn, "It Is Well 
     With My Soul."  The fourth verse - stanza 4 - models perspective 
     during the unfolding of the end of days:

     "And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
      The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
      The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
      Even so it is well with my soul."

      Yes, what PERSPECTIVE – which we, too, should also enjoy 
      TODAY – in the setting of  upcoming eschatological Truths !

~  Consider the King of kings and Lord of lords:  Jesus 
     Christ - perspective in a never-before-experienced
     unimaginable moment (i.e., separation of relationship
     with His Father!)  ...

     He endured the cross:

     "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a
      cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin
      which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance
      the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author
      and finisher of our  faith, who for the joy that was set before
      Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat
      down at the right hand of the throne of God."   (Heb. 12:1, 2; 
      NKJV)  (And keep reading the verses that follow, not to
      mention the preceding chapter ... the whole book of 
      Hebrews for that matter because the Old Covenant is
      no longer!)

Thank You, Lord!  May we have Your PERSPECTIVE going into this
season of  the overcoming of the Saints. *   Lord, may we live Your
Mt. 24:13 mandate:  Endure to the end ... and so be saved!  Unto
Your glory and praise, Father.  In the name of your beloved Son,
Christ Jesus, I pray.  Amen

*  Rev. 13:7  ...  Daniel 7:25 also miraculously foretells the same!


Our  other  –  now updated! –  past materials addressing the 
crucial theme of  perspective  based on revelation from God:

     Handout  Perspective As  HE  Would Have It
     Handout  Why Don’t We RUN ?
     Handout  The Boy Who Cried Wolf !  
     Weekly Blog   B9;15  (scroll down)
     Weekly Blog   B50;17  (scroll down)
     Commentary Blog   CB4A;18  (scroll down)  
     Commentary Blog   CB5A;18  (scroll down)
     Commentary Blog   CB8C;18  (scroll down)  
     Commentary Blog   CB7E;19  (scroll down) 

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PCB11B;19

Highlighting  Past Blogs  Turned Handouts

In our February, 2018 commentary blog (CB2D;18) we highlighted
crucial  end-time Bible  THEMES  which are currently being ex-
pressed in global culture today.  Please view the main contents
of this past blog by looking over this  Handout.

In our May, 2018 commentary blog (CB5D;18) we highlighted
crucial  end-time Bible  CHRONOLOGY.  Please view the main
contents of this past blog by  Clicking Here.

Although we posted  End Time  WAVES  of Bible Prophecy  years
ago -  Click Here  for a recent repost of this insightful handout - 
we discern the need to further elaborate on the  Second Wave  at
this time.  Due to the  15-count  Wave 2  entries on the Wave PDF
immediately above, we've created a separate "Wave 2" document.
Click Here  to view this most helpful  Wave 2  discipleship handout.

May we better  prepare  as our Lord Jesus has so Counseled as a
result of our contemplating the Bible-based handouts above - unto
our protection and other best interests  and  unto our great God's
glory and praise! 

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PCB11C;19

Speaking The  TRUTH  In Love

In light of blog  PCB11B  above,  Endurance Ministries
caringly heralds the following  sound bite :

      Don't  apostatize !  Instead,  endure.  Do so through
      watchful discernment *  concerning the pressing dangers
      of  deception,  persecution  and  personal idolatry.

If we could choose one  timeless teaching  from Jesus Christ,
one which speaks to some of the matters in  bold  above, it would
be the  Parable of the Sower

     And when a great multitude had gathered, and they
     had come to Him [Jesus Christ] from every city, He 
     spoke by a parable:
     "A sower went out to sow his seed.  And as he sowed,
     some fell by the wayside;  and it was trampled down, and
     the birds of the air devoured it.  Some fell on rock;  and as
     soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked
     moisture.  And some fell among thorns, and the thorns
     sprang up with it and choked it.  But others fell on good 
     ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold."
     When He had said these things He cried, "He who has
     ears to hear, let him hear!"  
        (Luke 8:4-8 ; NKJV ; NB:  to further  hear,  read
          verses 9-15)

*  (Jesus Christ speaking)  "And what I say to you, I say to
    all:  Watch!"  (see Mark 13:37)

Remember:  If we neglect the passages God has graciously
                       given us for the purpose of better discerning the
                       many false teachings that are currently being
                       propagated today, will we not be making a con-
                       scious choice toward belittling or casting aside
                       one crucial means He has provided to help us
                       avoid becoming deceived? 

 Please take advantage of God's insightful Word. Consider our
 January - March 2020 End-Time Bible reading schedule 
 (Lord willing, posting 12/25 as blog  CB1A;20).

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PCB11D;19

Ready  Preparedness

Please  Click Here  for this article.

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PCB11E;19

3 Dangerous End Time Teachings In The Church Today

Please  Click Here  for this article.


Note:  We now resume our  new  Commentary Blog  posting.

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CB12A;19

Pressing  THANKSGIVING

This blog is simple:  We're calling the Church in Jesus Christ
to avoid the mistakes of a  complaining heart  (recall historical
examples in the Torah).  Let's redeem the opportunity through
the entire  Thanksgiving Season  (that is, ALL year) !

Instead of a  thankless  perspective,  we are called to  this 
God-honoring one:

     Rejoice always,
     pray without ceasing,
     in everything give thanks;  for this is the will of
          God in Christ Jesus for you.
     Do not quench the Spirit.
     Do not despise prophecies.
     Test all things;  hold fast what is good.
     Abstain from every form of evil.
    
     I Thessalonians 5:16-18-22  (NKJV ; emphasis ours)

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CB12B;19

CHRISTmas  Meditations

Let's not lose sight of the real deal, the historical reason for the 
Season at hand:  The Divine Savior, Jesus Christ, came.  
Immanuel, God's holy gift to mankind, continues to shine - 
brilliantly so!  YHVH God be praised.

What a  celebration  indeed!  In fact, the Church has a wonderful
opportunity here!  May we continue  celebrating  the  2,000-year-
old  anniversary of the life of Jesus Christ.

The  celebration window  will continue until His glorious return.

Until the day of His initial appearing, let's continue to allow the
same healing salve to bless - yes, that Word which so comforted
Charlie Brown in  A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Linus  graced  the  depressed soul  in this way:

After Charlie Brown confessed to Linus:  "I guess I really don't
know what Christmas is all about,"  he went on to ask in 
desperation:  "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas
is all about!?"  

Linus doesn't pollute the opportunity by speaking about the  
cheap substitutions  of secular culture.  Instead, by grace, he
shares the heavenly light - the real reason for the Season:

"Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about ...
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in
the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo,
the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the
Lord shone round about them:  and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not:  for, behold, I bring
you [good] tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.  And this  shall be  a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in
a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude
of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God 
in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  

That's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown."

May  God bless us, everyone,  including those who have not yet
received the  Ultimate Gift:  Forgiveness of sins unto eternal life
through Jesus Christ - King of kings and Lord of lords.  Amen.



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