Stop spreading lies about gender, and sexuality. God has already judged what is good, and evil.

Homosexuality and modern gender lies, are sexual immorality. They are perversions of the means God has ordained for the flourishing of mankind, being made in His image, for His glory. Therefore, they are sins against God, rebellion against His created order, and a blasphemies against the His gospel. The marriage union of a husband, and wife, is a typological representation of the gospel of Christ being unified with His blood bought bride. It is denigrated by satan, and his perversions. I absolutely don’t give any credence at all to any so called Christian who would defend these perversions, and seek to do violence to God’s word to justify these things. These sins must be repented of, and the sinner must be reconciled to God by the justifying work of Christ on the cross. They must admit that they are in sin. If they are taught by the satanic pseudochristians that these are not sins, they will never repent. They will be deceived all the way to the eternal torment of hell. The pseudochristians who teach them these lies will burn in hell for their satanic allegiance.

Romans 1:18-32
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, both His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the likeness of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions; for their females exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the males abandoned the natural function of the female and burned in their desire toward one another, males with males committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to an unfit mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 having been filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, violent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the righteous requirement of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

1 Timothy 1:8-11
8 But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and godless, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for sexually immoral persons, for homosexuals, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, 11 according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

Jude 1:6-7
6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, having indulged in the same way as these in gross sexual immorality and having gone after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.

Leviticus 18:22
22 And you shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

Leviticus 20:13
13 If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

Genesis 19:1-11
​1 Then the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them and rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 And he said, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” They said however, “No, but we shall spend the night in the square.” 3 Yet he pressed them strongly, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he made a feast for them and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 4 Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, from young to old, all the people from every quarter; 5 and they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them.” 6 But Lot went out to them at the doorway and shut the door behind him, 7 and said, “Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. 8 Now behold, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them what is good in your eyes; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof.” 9 But they said, “Step aside.” Furthermore, they said, “This one came to sojourn, and already he is persistently acting like a judge; now we will treat you more wickedly than them.” So they pressed hard against Lot and stepped up to break the door. 10 But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door. 11 And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, from small to great, so that they wearied themselves trying to find the doorway.

Judges 19:16-30
16 But behold, an old man was coming from his work, from the field, at evening. Now the man was from the hill country of Ephraim, and he was sojourning in Gibeah, but the men of the place were Benjamites. 17 And he lifted up his eyes and saw the traveler in the open square of the city; and the old man said, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?” 18 And he said to him, “We are passing from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote part of the hill country of Ephraim. I am from there, and I went to Bethlehem in Judah. But I am now going to the house of Yahweh, and no man is taking me into his house. 19 Yet there is both straw and fodder for our donkeys, and also bread and wine for me, your maidservant, and the young man who is with your servants; there is no lack of anything.” 20 Then the old man said, “Peace be to you. Only let me take care of all that you lack; however, do not spend the night in the open square.” 21 So he brought him into his house and gave the donkeys fodder, and they washed their feet and ate and drank.
22 They were making their hearts merry, and behold, the men of the city, certain vile fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who came into your house that we may know him.” 23 Then the man, the owner of the house, went out to them and said to them, “No, my brothers, please do not do evil. Since this man has come into my house, do not commit this disgraceful act. 24 Behold, my daughter who is a virgin, and his concubine—please let me bring them out that you may violate them and do to them whatever is good in your eyes. But do not commit such a disgraceful act against this man.” 25 But the men were not willing to listen to him. So the man took hold of his concubine and brought her out to them; and they knew her and abused her all night until morning, and they let her go at the breaking of dawn. 26 As the day began to dawn, the woman came and fell down at the doorway of the man’s house where her master was, until full daylight.
27 Then her master arose in the morning and opened the doors of the house and went out to go on his way, and behold, the woman, his concubine, was lying at the doorway of the house with her hands on the threshold. 28 And he said to her, “Get up and let us go,” but there was no answer. Then he took her on the donkey; and the man arose and went to his home. 29 Then he entered his house and took a knife and took hold of his concubine and cut her in twelve pieces, limb by limb, and sent her throughout the territory of Israel. 30 And all who saw it said, “Nothing like this has ever happened or been seen from the day when the sons of Israel came up from the land of Egypt to this day. Consider it; take counsel and speak up!”

Portraying yourself as the opposite sex, is deception. It is the sin of lying. It is perversion of what God made as male, and female. Therefore it is rebellion. It is believing a lie, that you can become a different gender when you cannot. It is impossible. There is no such thing as being, “transgendered” regardless of what modern liberal “theologians”, psychologists, and other deceived sinners say.

Deuteronomy 22:5
5 “A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh your God.

Mark 10:6-9
6 But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE. 7 FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, 8 AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

Genesis 1:27-28
27 And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that creeps on the earth.”

The liar, and murderer, satan, has from the beginning, lied about what God has said, and perverted, inverted, everything that God has declared good, and evil, beautiful, and bad. Satan murders people in this world by lying to them, and once they have believed the lies, they suffer the death due them. Then, they die eternally. The unimaginable evil being done to the people who have believed these lies about gender, and sexuality, is unfathomable to me. Only the most defiled, disgusting people, and satanically deceived people would push these perversions on the young, and impressionable. If you are one of the people who push these lies, and call yourself a Christian, repent! You are a false teacher, and are leading people to eternal torment in hell. If you won’t repent, you may find yourself in hell as well. May God have mercy on us all.


Some ancient Christian correspondence for you.

“Theophilus (Θεόφιλος, friend of God), bishop of Antioch (died 181 AD). Theophilus was born into a pagan family in Syria and became a Christian as an adult by studying the Scriptures. Towards the end of the second century, he wrote a three-volume apologetic work, Ad Autolychum (To Autolycus), to an intelligent pagan friend named Autolycus, “an idolater and scorner of Christians.”3 In this, his sole surviving work, Theophilus tries to convince Autolycus of the falseness and absurdity of paganism (idolatry) and the truthfulness of Christianity by contrasting the gods of the Greco-Roman religions with the God of Christianity. In Ad Autolycus, Theophilus “draws upon his impressive learning as he makes his case, quoting philosophers, poets and historians that would be familiar to his audience.”4 Not only does Theophilus work on an extensive philosophical level, but his apologetic methodology “focuses on the creation story [account] in particular, offering a lengthy exposition of Genesis and the creation week.”5 Theophilus is an important apologist to learn from as he sees the importance of the authority of Scripture, especially in Genesis, in his apologetic work against pagan philosophies.” From Answersingenesis.com

Theophilus – To Autolycus – Book 1

Chap. II. — That the Eyes of the Soul Must Be Purged Ere God Can Be Seen.

“But if you say, “Show me thy God,” I would reply, “Show me yourself,3 and I will show you my God.” Show, then, that the eyes of your soul are capable of seeing, and the ears of your heart able to hear; for as those who look with the eyes of the body perceive earthly objects and what concerns this life, and discriminate at the same time between things that differ, whether light or darkness, white or black, deformed or beautiful, well-proportioned and symmetrical or disproportioned and awkward, or monstrous or mutilated; and as in like manner also, by the sense of hearing, we discriminate either sharp, or deep, or sweet sounds; so the same holds good regarding the eyes of the soul and the ears of the heart, that it is by them we are able to behold God. For God is seen by those who are enabled to see Him when they have the eyes of their soul opened: for all have eyes; but in some they are overspread,4 and do not see the light of the sun. Yet it does not follow, because the blind do not see, that the light of the sun does not shine; but let the blind blame themselves and their own eyes. So also thou, O man, hast the eyes of thy soul overspread by thy sins and evil deeds. As a burnished mirror, so ought man to have his soul pure. When there is rust on the mirror, it is not possible that a man’s face be seen in the mirror; so also when there is sin in a man, such a man cannot behold God. Do you, therefore, show me yourself, whether you are not an adulterer, or a fornicator, or a thief, or a robber, or a purloiner; whether you do not corrupt boys; whether you are not insolent, or a slanderer, or passionate, or envious, or proud, or supercilious; whether you are not a brawler, or covetous, or disobedient to parents; and whether you do not sell your children; for to those who do these things God is not manifest, unless they have first cleansed themselves from all impurity. All these things, then, involve you in darkness, as when a filmy defluxion on the eyes prevents one from beholding the light of the sun: thus also do iniquities, O man, involve you in darkness, so that you cannot see God.”

Here Theophilus is arguing that God must open your eyes via spiritual new birth, (regeneration) and that God must cleanse you from sin, (justification) and that you must live accordingly by the power of God in the Spirit. (sanctification)


Ever wonder why all your sensory organs, except for one are all located so close to the brain?

Let’s consider why our eyes, nose, tongue, and ears, are so close to our brains. If they were located at the extremities, the signals they received would have a higher latency. What you see with your eyes, no longer exists as it did when you saw it. There is a short amount of time that passes from when an observable situation passes from occurring, to being observed, and perceived by an individual. In a sense, we are always living in the past. The same is true for all of our senses. Imagine if there were creatures with vastly superior systems of sensation than us. To us it would seem like they were supernaturally quick. To creatures that don’t have senses closely located to their brains, we seem that way to them.

This is one of the many evidences of an intelligent Creator, as opposed to a chaotic non-probable chance mutation model based on Darwinian evolution. Let’s just assume that there were a pool of creatures that suddenly evolved with all the sense organs, and the neural hardware to operate them. (Which is a lot to assume.) Did they evolve the desire to eat, or the ability to eat first? Did they evolve the complex organs for sexual reproduction first, or the desires to engage in sex first? If they had the desire, but not the capacity, how did they move from their first iteration to the next? If they developed the capacity, but not the desire, you have the same problem. Did they somehow evolve at the same time? Why would they do that? How would that happen? If it didn’t happen for all of the creatures in the pool at the same time, how did they survive long enough to breed, and pass the mutation on? This is all too idiotic. It is a pipe dream.

God as the Creator, makes infinitely more sense to me than any of these other silly ideas. We have similarities to other creatures, because we have the same Creator, who used similar designs, not because we are related through ancestorial descent.


Social Media’s Effect On My Attitudes.

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this about themselves. I’m certain they have. I can’t be the only one who thinks, and feels this way. The people, and situations that pop up in my feeds, almost always infuriate me. It seems as if the algorithms are designed in such a way as to induce this loathing. One of the curious aspects of this is that it appears to be on both sides of the aisles of artifice. At one time in our not so distant history, we were unified as, “Americans.” Now it seems, some evil actors have distilled the strongly held convictions of Americans, and aggregated them into two categories for the specific purpose of causing division, and animus.

The longer I read stories on social media, the more angry I get. I get so angry my thoughts run towards civil war, and how necessary it may become. I see a similar fomentation on the left. They are actually more prone to committing acts of violence, and murder, because they are not restrained by an external, or internal moral law. They, by nature, are slaves to the immoral, and sinful flesh. Knowing this, causes me to feel pity for them, and brings me back from the brink of human warfare. They are the pawns of satan, and his demons. Behind the scenes they manipulate the thinking, feeling, and acting, that all of the lost people engage in. I’m not negating their culpability. They are fully responsible for their own sin. It is the notion that their guilt is compounding, and God’s judgment is sure, and just. This certainty of future justice puts my warmongering, murderous flesh at ease. Not only that, but it is responsible for my seeing truly how terrible, and horrendous, it is to be under God’s judgment, and to have His holy wrath poured out on a person.

This should help us to behave as Christians, and not as slaves to satan, and sin. Let’s be slaves of Christ, and His righteousness. When we see them, even though they slay us, may we see them as Christ saw His crucifiers, “But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” AND THEY CAST LOTS, DIVIDING UP HIS GARMENTS AMONG THEMSELVES.” Luke 23:34. Let us see them the way Stephen saw his murderers, “Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!” And having said this, he fell asleep.” Acts 7:60

We know that we deserve death and hell as sinners, but we also know the good news of Jesus. We know His gospel. We know, and are known by Him. We are His adopted sons, and daughters. We are heirs with Him by grace, through faith in Him, and His work. The lost only know their sin, and they love it. They have no desire to mortify it. They don’t esteem Christ. In fact, they hate Him. Their indifference is hatred. We know better.

We must be the adults. Our minds have been put in order by God. Our emotions must be brought under control, and subjected to the true judgments of God revealed in His word. This being the case, remain calm. Don’t let any self-righteous indignation boil over into actual violence. We can be angry, and not sin, as long as we are angry at what angers God, and we don’t take vengeance. Vengeance is God’s domain. Much of what we see on social media angers God. He will, without doubt, be far more severe than we could ever possibly be in His just judgment. We can merely kill the body, but God can subject their souls to eternal torment. We can dole out human justice, but God is the lawgiver, King, Judge, and Lord of all.

There is a blatant wickedness the likes of which I have not seen in my lifetime. It is distressing. People I know, and love dearly, are deceived, and one day may be my betrayers. I know this from God’s revealed word. Matthew 10:34-36, “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; and A MAN’S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.” I would calm myself with the knowledge of God, His attributes, His word, and the promises I see in Him. I hope that any readers out there will also be calmed. God is in control of history. He is sovereign over all things. No matter what happens to us, how we live, or how we die, let it be to demonstrate the glory of our God.

Book Reviews

A Review of, “Uninvented” by Mike D’Virgilio.

As many of you know, I determine a book’s value in the individual’s home library primarily on a few factors. First of course, it must be doctrinally sound. Second, its message must be one that is valuable for rereading. Third, it must be an asset to lend out to others to read. I recently read a book titled, “Uninvented” by Mike D’Virgilio. I have several people send me titles they’d like reviewed, but most of them are self-published, poorly edited, and ill thought out. Their theology is usually a hot-soup-sandwich. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was none of those things. As a bonus, I can actually recommend it according to the criteria I previously discussed.

The book is an apologetic work in which D’Virgilio argues for the authority, and trustworthiness of the Bible as the actual word of God. He argues that its verisimilitude is potent evidence. Some might call that a circular argument, or an appeal to authority, but those arguments are null if the Bible is actually true. I’ve read other works with some of the same arguments for the trustworthiness of the Bible, but few with as many of them compiled together, and organized in such a way as to lend them to the work of strengthening the believer. If you are a Christian who has run into some arguments that have shaken your faith in the trustworthiness of God’s word, this book is for you. I highly recommend it. It is a brief work, but in its brevity lacks nothing significant for the intended work at hand.

Here is a link to a Youtube vlogcast that Mike was on a while ago discussing his book, and some of the ideas in it.

You can purchase your copy on Amazon here.

cultural · racism

Race-baiting, and Hatred.

I have a confession to make, and I think many of you could also confess likewise. The desired effect of all this race-baiting is to stir up hatred, and animosity. I feel it working. I see the black on white violence, and the anti-white-ism. It is engendering more knee-jerk hateful emotional responses from me. I want to call the people engrossed in the opposing sub-culture, all of the racist slurs. I want to round them up, and execute them for their lawlessness. If the mainstream media, can emotionally manipulate a Christian to sin this way, imagine what it is doing to the lost. I take responsibility for my sins. It isn’t entirely the M.S.M.s fault when I choose to hate someone. They are complicit, but my hatred is only misplaced for a second in time. God convicts me by His Spirit, and His Word. I repent, and move on. What does the rest of the world do when they fall to hatred? I think they continue in it, and build upon it. Murder in the heart can too quickly become actual murder. Let this serve as a warning, do not be fooled by the world.

Isaiah 55:6-7
6 Seek Yahweh while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to Yahweh,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.


Transgender? Homosexual Marriage? Social Justice?

Christian, do not employ the nomenclature of the lost! It is rife with flawed presuppositions. You cede your argument before you ever begin. Let’s examine the term, “transgender.” If you begin a discussion with someone on the topic of delusional perversion by employing the term, “transgender” you have already lost. You’ve admitted that people can be, “transgender” by accepting into common use the term of the lost. How many people do you know, who after being born, mutated in such a way as to change from being chromosomally XY to being XX, or vice versa? You see, that would truly be transgenderism. Since this is an impossibility, the term itself should not be employed.

Homosexual marriage is an impossibility as well, as God has clearly defined what true marriage is in His word. To call any other union a marriage in the same line is to call God a liar, and open treason against Him. Instead, call it what it is, a perverse government sanctioned joining of two lost perverts. Even in non-Christian, heterosexual marriages we could use the same description. Two lost people go to the court with a license and get legally joined by the government. Since when did the government define marriage? It should only agree with God on what marriage is.

Social justice? I’m sorry my friends, justice is either justice, or it is not. There is no need, nor benefit of adding an adjective to it. When God finally balances the scales, He will punish the victimizers, and restore the victims. Guess what, that doesn’t mean you are a victim. The only victims in the end will be those who love Christ Jesus, and had to endure during their temporal lives the besmirching of Christ by the lost. We will be vindicated, because our great and mighty King will put down all treason against Him once and for all. You can bend your knee now, or you can do it later, but rest assured, you will bend your knee and recognize Him as King, and God.

As Christians, we care about what is objectively true. Let’s not lie, by complacence, or trying to please the world. The truth of the matter is, a person who feels, thinks, they are a gender other than what they are, is suffering from their enslavement to their sinful nature. They are also suffering the noetic effect of sin. They are also believing lies. They are delusional, and perverted. Before you get on your high-horse, remember so were some of you. After conversion, we are all at war with sin in our lives. We need to have mercy, and charity, when proclaiming the truth to someone who is so lost, and confused, but let’s not engage in lies to do so. Accurately surmise the situation, and share the truth in love with them.

cultural · Theology

As in the days of Noah?

When I was a Pentecostal, I heard and believed, a lot of heterodox teachings. Whenever some immoral scandal was talked about on television, I remember my in-laws would always say, “As in the days of Noah!” I’d ask them what they meant, and they explained how wicked it was then, and how things are going to be wicked like that, and that is a sign of the times. Now, if I had just heard it from them, I might have doubted it more, but I even heard it at Church. When we were going to a Nazarene Church I heard it from many people. I was younger, and figured they knew what they were talking about. I even heard T.V. preachers say it.

Of course now, I know better. I can’t believe it took so long for God to bring me out of those, “wacky” ways. I say, “wacky” because looking back, I think I must have been extremely biblically ignorant to go along with the insanity. Pentecostals told me I should be speaking in tongues. They taught to be slain in the Spirit. They taught us to engage in what they called, “spiritual warfare.” They taught us to speak directly to satan, and to bind him up, gouge out his eyes, stuff up his ears, and that we could send him away. Looking back, why would anyone pray to satan? That’s what speaking to him is you know. Why would a person do any of that? If you thought that was what Christianity was, and you wanted to be Christian so you wouldn’t go to hell, you might do those things like I did.

I’m not going to tackle all the heterodox teachings tonight. I’m just going to address the one that stems from Matthew 24:37. I’ll cite it here once, out of context so you can see the verse I’m talking about. Then, I’ll cite it with its surrounding context so you can follow along and see the true meaning for yourself. This way, if you are in the same error I was, you can repent, and come into fuller knowledge of the truth.

Matthew 24:37 LSB “For just as the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.”

Now, out of context, this could mean a lot of things. That’s how false teachers do what they do you know. They take some verses they like from all over the Bible, and rip them from their context, string them together, and pervert the word of God.

Here it is in context.

Matthew 24:29-51 LSB
The Coming of the Son of Man
29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the POWERS OF THE HEAVENS will be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory. 31 And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His  elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
The Parable of the Fig Tree
32 “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33 so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then there will be two in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. 41 Two women will be grinding grain at the  mill; one will be taken and one will be left.
Be Ready for His Coming
42 “Therefore stay awake, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43 But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
45 “Who then is the faithful and prudent slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. 47 Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards; 50 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know, 51 and will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

After reading all of that, hopefully you can see this is in regards to when Jesus will return. The comparison to the flood is to let us know that nobody knows when He is returning except God Himself. Just like the people who lived in the days of Noah, they didn’t know when the flood would occur. They kept on living their lives as if it was never going to happen. They even mocked Noah. Just like those days, people will keep living their lives. They won’t repent. They won’t trust Christ. They’ll go on as if there is no judgment to come. Like then, they will be swept away, and burnt up like the chaff, or the tares.

What should you take from all of this? Instead of worrying so much about end times lunacy (There are a lot of lunatics out there preaching crazy things.) Make sure you understand the gospel of Christ Jesus. Make sure you are preaching it to everyone you can. Make sure you are studying the Bible rightly, and that you are yielded to the Spirit, in obedience, and joy.

Acts 17:30-31 LSB “30 Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now commanding men that everyone everywhere should repent, 31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge  the world in righteousness through a Man whom He determined, having furnished proof to all by raising Him from the dead.””

This isn’t a suggestion. Repent of your sins, and trust in Jesus alone for your justification, and everything that coincides with it. Do so now, before it is too late, and the judgment of God is poured out on the Earth. This time it will be a universal conflagration, and nobody will escape unless they have been purchased by the blood of Jesus, our Lord, and God. Just like the ark was the vessel God’s elect were brought through flood that was the God’s judgment against the unrepentant sinners of the world, Jesus is our ark to rescue us from the fiery flood of judgment to come.

Bible Reviews

A Review of the Berean Standard Bible.


I purchased this Bible in genuine cowhide leather. The edition I chose was Atlantic blue. It was listed as, “Genuine Leather – Tosca Cowhide Atlantic.” You can look at the product page via this link. I wasn’t aware that another edition had been published. When I saw that it had, I purchased one. The last Bible I received from the folks who run Biblehub.com was the Berean Study Bible. Keep in mind, this Bible does not come with a storage box.

The most impressive things about this edition in my opinion are as follows;

1. It was printed, and bound in the United States, not China.

2. It was priced very competitively. (Proving you don’t need to go overseas.)

3. The form factor is about perfect, in my subjective opinion.

4. The paper is excellent.

5. The quality, in toto, is excellent.

6. This translation is easy to read, without being dumbed down, or neutered to fit an extra-biblical agenda.

All of that considered, here is a citation from the product page linked above detailing the vital stats.

“The text is 9.5 pt. Cambria font, printed on high quality 39 gsm Thincoat Plus Bible paper that is also ideal for highlighting and note taking.

SKU: 9781944757090
Color: Dark Blue-green
Dimensions: 6.15 x 8.5 x 1.25
Page Count:1504

There are three ribbon markers. This edition includes decorative head, and tail bands, that are gold in color matching the ribbons. The ribbons seem to be high quality, and the ends are seared. The cowhide leather cover is moderately textured, perimeter stitched, with a paper interior liner. The perimeter stitching is an additional step that aids in the durability of the cover. Since the interior liner is paper, and it connects the text-block to the cover, it cannot be said to be edge-lined. This edition is case-bound, though you couldn’t tell by how flexible this edition is. It is just as flexible as some of the edge-lined Bibles out there. The cover gives the impression of being tougher than some of the garment grade goatskin covers I’ve seen recently. If you have purchased a sub $200, edge-lined, goatskin Bible, it is more than likely cheaper grade goatskin. The Highland goatskin covers on Jongbloed produced Bibles is significantly higher quality. The spine of this edition is smyth-sewn. The Spine is hot-stamped with gold colored foil. It says, “Holy Bible” at the head, and, “Berean Standard Bible” towards the center. There are four mildly pronounced decorative spine hubs. I think it is tastefully done.

The text-block has rounded corners, and spine. These features help to reduce the premature wear, and tear of the pages. The paper is 39 g.s.m. This is some thick paper, but since this edition lacks any maps, concordance, or other helps, the thinness is maintained. The page edges are gilt. As I mentioned before, this is pretty much the perfect sized Bible, for almost all occasions. The price is under $90. It is a true bargain, and good value.

If you aren’t familiar with this translation, the best way I could describe it to you, is that it is a pleasure to read, much like the N.I.V. was from 1984-2010 before it adopted a gender neutrality disorder. It is important to mention, this is not a dynamic equivalent translation like the N.I.V. This does seem to be more of a formal equivalence translation.

Now for all the pictures. Remember to check out my album of pictures on the Flickr page by clicking this link. If you click on the pictures in this review, they will take you to the high resolution, full sized picture on my Flickr page. It helps to get a closer look.


Jehovah isn’t in the Bible!

Yep, you read that right. The word, “Jehovah” never appears in any of the Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek texts that we translate for our English Bibles. It is what is known as a translation convention. When a word doesn’t translate neatly from one language to another, when there is no counterpart, or when the translators have other concerns that supersede what should be their main intent in translation work they may utilize a convention. Here is a for instance for you. Modern translations render the word, “δοῦλος, doulos” as, “bondservant.” This sounds much more acceptable to the modern reader. The more accurate translation of this word would be, “slave.” Nevermind that there are different types of slavery throughout history. Ancient people would consider modern people who sell their labor to a business owner to be slaves in some regards. Another common translation convention employed today is LORD in small uppercase letters. It is not literally there in the Hebrew text. When you see this word, it is representing the tetragrammaton, which are these four Hebrew consonants, yod he vav he יהוה. (Remember, Hebrew is read right to left.) This is the name of God that He told to Moses. It is a statement of God’s aseity. The ancient Jews refused to pronounce this name out of reverence. So they would substitute the word, “adonai” which is a form of this Hebrew word, “adon אָדוֹן” About a thousand years after the ascension of Christ the Masoretes came along, and added vowel markings to the Hebrew text. They did this in an attempt to help readers know how to pronounce a word, and tell the difference between one Hebrew word, and another. All Hebrew words only have three letters. Then grammatically, prefixes, infixes, and suffixes, could be added. The translation convention of Jehovah didn’t come into use until after that time. Jehovah is a completely made up word. It is not in the original texts. The consonants from the tetragrammaton were blended with the vowel sounds from the word adonai. There is no, “J” in Hebrew. There is no, “J” in Greek, or Latin. Please stop making such a big deal out of using this translation convention now that you know better. Insisting on the use of Jehovah is an act of ignorance.