BIBLE PROPHECY Your Key To The Future is a series of 16 lessons verifying the existence of GOD and His eternal love for us, His Children.
We will study and compare our cherished ideals for justice, mercy and love with GOD’S righteous principles and
see how they are in perfect agreement. Through our study of this harmony we will also see how GOD promises
to fulfill each and every one; to the end that we will see that His “free
gift” of salvation is man’s full & true deliverance
from a world being suffocated by injustice & affliction.
salvation for His children, GOD could only redeem what man is by becoming what man is in order to bring man to Him where He
is. This was the purpose of Jesus Christ. We will focus our study on how the One we
call Jesus has always been and will ever be our Creator, “Everlasting Father,” Companion, Servant and
Friend. He took it upon Himself to become as one of His children to see us through the turmoil of life
and bring us to the place of eternal safety and joy. Everything we desire in life but have been denied
in this present world is addressed by Jesus Christ as He said: “Behold, I have foretold you all things.” Mark
13:23. He has given His assurance that our desire for utopian life will one day be experienced by “the
saints” in the “new earth.” GOD has provided ample evidence to encourage us to believe
this promise: through recorded history, science, nature, common sense, human aspiration, and the Book we will use in our investigation,
the King James Version Holy Bible.
study begins with the simple reality that the people of earth are on a collision course. Both the Bible
and common sense verify that mankind is destroying the balance of nature. This is evident by the
extreme opposition of our society to the laws of GOD that preserve the security of life. The Bible
calls this sin. In essence, man has failed miserably as stewards over the life of earth and the Bible
has given prophecy on what should be obvious to all: that man is paving the way to his own destruction; but we, as the children
of GOD do not have to perish “as others who have no hope.” I Thess.4:13. Our Creator Who
became “the Christ” has made a way of escape! And just how this is accomplished will be
explored logically, ethically, and Biblically.
Our Seminar will also address the unethical practices employed by today's Christian institutions that historically have
stood defiant to GOD'S character and purposes revealed in Scripture. Our moral compass as we study
the Bible’s prophecies will be the foundation on which the Protestant reformation was based: GOD’S call to divorce
from the sins of Rome. GOD’S Word testifies this to be His roadmap for our future safety because
the entire cause of life’s suffering centers in men violating The Ten Commandments. Christ calls
us to “walk even as He walked:” “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke,
in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life.”
I Jn.2:6; Phil.2:15,16. And through Christ living in the heart we can “overcome” “the
sin which doth so easily beset us.” Heb.12:1. As daily exercise brings strength to the body, so spiritual
exercise brings strength to the soul.
To provide the student of this seminar with a thorough knowledge of how today’s Christianity evangelizes sin
within the church, certain verses of the Bible will be seen to answer a broad range of questions. By contrasting
the Law of GOD to the laws of man, the life of Jesus Christ vs. the lives of self-serving men, the student of this seminar
will obtain a sufficient “understanding” to withstand every temptation to violate the only Law whereby we are
safe in one another's care: GOD’S “law of liberty:” His Emblem of Love and Freedom: the Ten Commandments.
of the Gospel
the very heart of GOD’S Law and the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the grand lesson of salvation: GOD’S message
identifying and contrasting the two forms of government contending for our hearts and minds. These opposing
value systems were perfectly illustrated in the conversation between Jesus and His Apostle Peter. In this
conversation Jesus defines the true meaning of love. Two different words for love were used in the original
Greek text of this passage. Jesus used the word, agape to define GOD'S love, while Peter used
the word phileo to represent man's version of love. When we examine the meaning of these two
very contrasting words (in light of the deeds of Christ vs. the deeds of Peter) we become fully aware of the precious lesson
that all people deserve to know.
“So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me [with unselfish love] more than these [the other disciples]?
He saith unto Him [with his head lowered], Yea, LORD; Thou knowest that I love thee [with
a limited, selfish love]. He saith unto him,
Feed My lambs. He saith unto him the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me [with a love that will seek the other's well-being regardless of the cost to yourself]? He saith unto Him, Yea, LORD; Thou knowest that I love
Thee [only with a futile love that exerts in vain]. He saith unto him, Feed My sheep. He
saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me [with
merely a limited, selfish love]? Peter was grieved
because He said unto him the third time, Lovest thou Me [with a
failing love]? And he said unto Him, LORD, Thou
knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee [with the only love I am capable of]. Jesus saith unto him, Feed My sheep." John 21:15-17.
A short time after this conversation
came the day of Pentecost. On this great day for the human race the Apostles of Christ received “the
Holy Ghost;” and with Him came the gift of agape love. This free gift is offered to all.
Said Jesus, “If ye then being evil know how to give
good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him.” Luke 11:13. Therefore, you and I, the weakest of the weak
can demonstrate the same Love to our fellow man that drew God Himself to redeem a fallen race. It
is this Love that most people are at war with including most professing Christians because agape calls for the believer
to refrain from sin. But freedom to sin is more important to them than Christ’s deliverance from
sin through His Sacrifice on Calvary. This is
the reality of today’s Christianity, and it stems from the Reformation never completing GOD’S call to divorce
from the sins of Rome.
Until Jesus “cometh
with clouds” “in the resurrection at the last day” every Christian is called to uphold the Words of Jesus
Christ by demonstrating GOD’S justice, mercy and love toward “all men.” With Christ’s
Presence in the Believer’s life this privilege can be accomplished as Jesus calls to us in gentle admonition: “Come
unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”