Question: "What is present truth?
Answer: 1.) Present truth is that Sin is Sin! Being established in the present truth [2 Peter 1:12]. Which is also making your calling and election sure [verse 10] and having the more sure word of prophecy [verse 19].
2.) Present truth is that Protestantism and Roman Catholics do no longer know what sin is, and therefore cannot preach repentance from sin!
3.) Present truth is that sin is the violation of the Ten Commandments of GOD [1 John 3:4;Rom 7:7]
Official Roman Catholic statement: "Because by keeping Sunday, they [all others] acknowledge the Church's power to ordain feasts, and to command them undersin: and not keeping the rest by her commanded, they again deny, in fact, the same power."---An Abridgment of the Christian Doctrine [R.C.C.],p.58
Here we have the people that claim responsibility for leading the world into sin. Besides this, they also give special dispensations and licenses to sin. The sale of indulgences into sin was very popular in the 1520's whilst still claiming to follow Christ.
Romans chapter six tells us that baptism is ending sin by dying with Christ and walking in a new life with Christ. The apostle Paul died to self and sin daily [Gal.2:20].
On forums, when we mention the cessation of sinning, they immediately pounce and ask, are you sinless and perfect? No, we are not, but we are striving towards the mark and Jesus asks us to be perfect like the Father in heaven. If it was not possible, GOD would never suggest it.
So what is the answer? Laodicea! Not the kind suggested above where the changed the Sabbath and causes all to sin, but the counsel to Laodicea JESUS Himself gives: " Buy of Me gold tried in the fire and white raiment and eye salve that you may see [Revelation 3:18]
The Mother has led all her daughters astray into sin and false hope. Her false doctrines originated with 1 Timothy 4:1-4.
4.) Demons have transformed themselves into angels of light
5.) The man of sin [anti-christ] stands revealed in theses last days we are living in and before the return of CHRIST! [2 Thess 2] (This is present truth according to prophecy).
JESUS condemned the Jews for making of non effect the commandments of GOD by their traditions for just one single commandment. But Rome changed two commandments of GOD, removed the second which forbids false worship, changed the fourth, the day of worship, and split the last into two to make up the numbers again. The Bishop calls himself by the title of GOD, namely "Holy Father" showing himself that he is god [2 Thess 2:4]
The Bible prophesied it, that this man of sin would think himself above GOD and able to change divine laws [Daniel 7:26].
The new testament teaches that when you only violate one of the 10 Commandments, than you are guilty of having transgressed all ten [James 2:10-12]. He that is faithful in which that is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much [Luke 16:10
When we quote James 2:10-12, those who wish to continue in sin, tell us that these verses speak of the O.T., but James only mentions two of the Ten. Jesus makes a difference between the law of Moses and the Commandments of GOD [Luke 16:16] and so does the apostle Paul [1. Cor.7:19].
Satan says, follow me. he says, you cannot keep the moral law, you are a Christian sinner. So one more sin won't hurt you.
JESUS CHRIST says, I am your sinless saviour from sin, follow me, resist the Devil and he will flee from you. Resist sin by My power and every sin resisted makes you stronger to resist the next temptation. Become a Victor and not a Victim. This is present truth indeed!
JESUS said to the woman caught in adultery, go and sin no more [John 8:32], but at present, there are a huge number of Christians that say to the woman, go and sin a little less.
6.) Protestant America is no longer Protestant and stopped protesting long ago!
7.) Fallen Protestants in America make no secret of supporting the U.S. military in a bid for world dominion in the New World Order.
U.S. President George W. Bush and running mate Kerry belong to the "Skull and Bones", a branch of occultism, and at the same time trying to tell us that they are practicing Christianity.
His closest religious advisers include Billy Graham [now a Roman Catholic], Jerry Falwell and Hal Lindsey the false prophet.
They maintain that Armageddon will be precipitated by an attack on Israel from the "North" by a mighty army of nations occupying what is now Russian and neighbouring territory, based on an obscure prophecy in Ezekiel ch.38,39.
The roots of this type of prophecies go back to 1830's Darby and his dispensationalism and the secret rapture added on by the false prophetess Miss Margaret McDonald and her visions.
The early new apostolic church scanned the future in anticipation of the coming antichrist who was depicted so strikingly by Daniel, Paul, and John the Revelator.. It was generally thought he would appear on the scene after the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Counter Reformation and the Origin of Futurism
Not only did the Reformers proclaim the mighty present truth of justification by faith for the liberation of men's souls, but they nerved thousands to break from the tyranny of the dark ages of the papacy by clearly identifying the man of sin and antichrist of Bible prophecy.
The realization that the incriminating finger of prophecy rested squarely on Rome, aroused the consciousness of Europe. In alarm Rome saw that she must successfully counteract this identification of antichrist with the papacy or lose the battle. She must present plausible arguments which would cause men to look outside the medieval period for the development of antichrist.
Jesuit scholars rallied to the Roman cause from Spain by providing two plausible alternatives to the historical interpretation of the Protestants.
1.) Luis de Alcazar (1554-1613) of Seville, Spain, devised what became known as the "preterist" system of prophetic interpretations. Pre, meaning before, pointing into the distant past away from papal Rome to an antichrist before CHRIST came to earth and therefore contradicting JESUS in Matthew 24:15 as we have already pointed out in the 2300 days page.
2.) Far more successful tack was taken by Francisco Ribera (1537-1591) of Salamanca, Spain. He was the founder of the "futurist" system of prophetic interpretation. Instead of placing antichrist way in the past as did Alcazar, Ribera argued that antichrist would appear far in the distant future.
And here is where Protestant America gets its present truth from! this is why they look to a rebuilding of the earthly Temple that was destroyed in 70 A.D. instead of the heavenly Temple or sanctuary present truth, where JESUS CHRIST is officiating as Christianitiy's great high Priest of intercession.
Here is what the Roman Catholic author G.S.Hitchcock had to write: "The Futuristic School, founded by the Jesuit Ribera in 1591, looks for Antichrist, Babylon,and a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem, at the end of the Christian dispensation. The Preaterist School, founded by the Jesuit Alcazar in 1614, explains the Revelation by the Fall of Jerusalem, or by the fall of Pagan Rome in 410 A.D."----G. S. Hitchcock, The Beasts and the Little Horn,p.7,
Futurism Enters English Protestantism
Futurism first entered Protestantism in 19th century England by two seemingly widely separated developments.
1.) The first was the appearance of a Romanizing tendency in the Church of England. Briefly, the development was as follows:
a.) Dr. Samuel R. Maitland (1792-1866), curate of Christ Church at Gloucester and later Librarian to the Archbishop of Canterbury, was the first notable Protestant Scholar to accept the Riberan interpretation of antichrist as present truth!
b.) James H. Todd, professor of Hebrew at the University of Dublin, studied and accepted Maitland's futuristic views.
c.) John Henry Newman, famous High Church Anglican who was converted to Rome and became a Cardinal, was a leading spirit in the renowned Oxford tractarian movement.
Ladies usually know what a remnant is, especially if they are into dress making, sewing etc.. and they go to a remnant sale. Here they can get leftovers of the original. The Bible speaks of a 'Remnant' in the last days that is recognizable by two things. Firstly, it resembles the original worshippers of God and has the original teachings as well. So in Revelation 12:17 it says: 'And the Dragon (a description working through Rome vv.3-8) was wrath with the woman (or Church see Rev.19:7) , and went to make war with the remnant of her seed which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ'.
These are not the two new commands of Jesus some will tell you about, in fact they are the same, and the second is like unto it. The first table of the Ten Commandments have the first 4 which are summed up by how to love God with all your heart, soul and strength. The second command is a summery of how to love our fellow man on the second table of stone with the last six commandments.
Jesus said that it would be easier for the whole universe to disappear than one tiniest dot or comma of the Ten Commandments (Matthew 5:17-19) and one wonders why both Protestants and Catholics take no notice of it!!! Christianity discontinued the papal Sunday Sabbath as a day to worship in, in the mid 1800's and the fall is still on a slide until the world and Christianity is in corrupt harmony. The brothel is complete as soon as all the Protestant daughters have come home to Rome again.(Rev.17)
My Mother pleaded with me to return to the oldest Church again, sorry Mum, I found an older one, the original new testament church people who follow Jesus all the wayaccording to Mathew 5:17-19 (as quoted above). The 10 Commandments, the Dragon (Satan) wars against, includes Christ's Seventh-Day Sabbath (Matthew 12:8; Mark 2:28) and the N.T. Gentiles (non Jews) did not ask Paul to come and preach on the Sunday (see Acts 13:42) because it was pagan then as now, but on their own Sabbath day. Yet we can go even further back to Adam and Eve and claim that they were also 'Seventh Day Adventists' because God gave them the Sabbath (Genesis 2:1-3) 2500 years before the first Jew was born and before they sinned which means that the Sabbath day is not mosaic. Soon as our first parents sinned, they were forgiven again and looked for the advent of Jesus and became Adventists. God also gave our first parents the vegetarian diet. He tried again to give it to the newly formed church in the wilderness and in the endtime book of Daniel 1.
The second test or I.D. of the Remnant is the 'the testimony of Jesus Christ' which according to Revelation 19:10 interprets as being the 'spirit of prophecy'. Protestant Adventists were the only ones able to explain the prophetic books of Daniel and the Revelation of Jesus Christ to me. Prophecy seminars have been held all over the world since their beginning in 1863 A.D. Admit tingly they sprung out of the Millerite movement which folded and are their leftovers or remnants as well. Miller was a Protestant Baptist preacher and his movement an interdenominational affair. So widely spread in Protestant USA because the country was then full of Puritans and Miller's sermons made front pages of major Newspapers. Millerites came out of the great Protestant Advent awakening but were first day Adventists more or less. The 'Remnants' saw the Sanctuary of God in heaven which contain all the original Ten Commandments of which Moses was given only a copy (Hebr.8:1-5).
A Church of Christ minister told us, that if we put people on an island who knew nothing about GOD and gave them a Bible, they would become members of his church. We were able to tell him that this is exactly what happened when the ship "The BOUNTY" was wrecked and stranded on Pitcairn Island after the mutiny.
They found one Bible they found on the wreckage and studied it together. They found in its opening pages the Sabbath of GOD and that in the New Testament none other topic stood out so prominent as CHRIST'S Sabbath.
Unfortunately, some are interpreting the sanctuary temple of God to mean Jesus Himself. Therefore I like to ask the question, does our Lord Jesus Christ need cleansing (Daniel 8:14) ? Does the ark of God's testament seen on judgment day (Rev.11:18) containing both tables of the 'Decalogue'
coming out of Jesus? I can only conclude that those are sincerely mistaken and need to have a closer look of what the Bible really has to say.