In The Twinkling Of An Eye

In The Twinkling Of An Eye

 

In The Twinkling
Of An Eye

11/2/23 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

Don’t put off surrendering yourself to Jesus! Today is the day to be sold out to Him… not tomorrow!

Because of the many signs of the times and because of the promise of the Rapture, tomorrow may never come!

When the trumpet sounds, and the ‘shout of the archangel‘ is heard, it will be too late to surrender your life to the Lord.

When Jesus comes, it’s over… in an instant!

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Cor. 15:51-52

Twinkling, Blinking

There are numerous definitions for the twinkling or blinking of an eye. If the Apostle Paul is describing the speed of the rapture as a “twinkle,” then he’s describing something so fast, it’s difficult to comprehend.

The “twinkling of the eye” is the time it takes for light to enter the eye, reach the back of the eye, and be reflected back out. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second, so a twinkle amounts to about one billionth of a second.

The blinking is a bit slower. But still too fast to recognize. A blink lasts somewhere between 300 and 400 milliseconds, or considerably less than half a second.

Taking both of these into consideration, the reason why the Apostle Paul used this term was to assure us of the supernatural nature of the Rapture. He wanted to emphasis there is no human effort that can impede it, slow it down, or hold it back.

When it’s on, it’s on, and up we go defying gravity like superman! In the millisecond it takes to be raptured, we will find ourselves above earth’s atmosphere in our glorified bodies filled with joy and standing in the presence of the Lord! We will “meet the Lord in the air.”

Let’s just say it’s a supernatural event that takes place super-fast!

From Earth to Heaven and Back,
A Tour You’ll Never Forget

Living believers on earth, from every continent, will hear the upward call of the last trumpet and be instantly transformed into their glorified bodies, and at the same time be launched into the air to be with Jesus.

Our instantaneous
disappearance of being here one second and there the next has already been experienced by Enoch, Elijah, Jesus and even the disciples while still in their boat! (John 6:21)

The believer’s Itinerary after the Rapture is almost beyond comprehension. At the Rapture we will be escorted by Jesus through outer space to heaven and then He will usher us in to the Father’s House with exceeding joy! (Jude 24)

The church will spend seven years in heaven highlighted by the marriage of the Lamb just prior to descending back to earth with Jesus at His Second Coming! Revelation 19:14 depicts the church as the Lord’s army descending with Jesus to the Battle of Armageddon!

Every believer will make this roundtrip from earth to heaven and back. Oh what a bright future is in store for God’s children as we round-trip the universe with the omnipotent creator as our guide!

We’ve had some wonderful tour guides on our FOTET Tours, over the years in Israel, but nothing can compare to travelling through the universe with our creator and hearing Him calling the stars by name as we pass by! (Ps. 147:4)

The Prize of the Upward Call

After talking about his testimony and how he is still striving for “Christlikeness” in his life, the Apostle Paul admits he hasn’t quite reached it yet (Phil. 3:12-13). But he says this is why he is all-the-more eagerly looking for the Rapture.

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the UPWARD CALL of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:14

The prize of the upward call we should be looking for is when we finally put on permanent Christlikeness which happens at the rapture when God calls us up to heaven and in His presence. The call is described in Revelation 4:1 as a voice yelling, “COME UP.” That’s when will instantly
receive the long-awaited prize of being “like Him for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2).

This twinkling moment of our ‘upward call’ could happen at any second. Just looking at world conditions today should be enough incentive for every believer to be ready to meet the Lord. He’s even at the door!

Don’t make the mistake of believing in can’t happen today! Because when it happens, it will be over before you realize it took place. Hallelujah!

Today, right now, would be a good time to call on Him.

DOES YOUR CHURCH TEACH THE RAPTURE?

DOES YOUR CHURCH TEACH THE RAPTURE?

Does Your Church
Teach The Rapture?
3/2/23  By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

Somewhere in the past, a tragic divorce occurred; theologians and pastors decided we must separate the return of Jesus for His church from the proclamation of the gospel. The results of this untimely divorce have led to a dearth of understanding among believers regarding Jesus’ appearing and the joyful anticipation that comes with such awareness.

Confused believers in most churches hear that they will surely die rather than meet Jesus in the air, which directly contradicts the New Testament in passages such as 1 Corinthians 15:51 and 1 Thessalonians 4:17. The Apostle Paul believed there would be many saints alive at the time of the Rapture, including himself, but preachers today are hesitant to even mention the imminent return of the Lord.

The divorce of the Rapture from the gospel has resulted in a near blackout of teaching about our “blessed hope” in churches today. This negatively impacts new believers as well as seasoned saints as it leaves them ill-prepared to live in a fear-ridden society because such teaching provides no prophetic context into which they can place the violence, lawlessness and deterioration of the culture.

The new converts in Thessalonica were so fixated on their soon departure from the earth that when some in their midst died, they grieved unnecessarily thinking they would miss out on the Rapture (1 Thess. 4:13-19). In response, Paul emphasized the primary place of the “dead in Christ” during the rapture telling his converts that Jesus would resurrect them first at His appearing (4:16).

Another sorrowful result of this divorce is that it takes the eyes of believers away from their ultimate hope at a time when they need such a focus. Instead, their eyes remain focused on earthly aspirations.

Few pastors talk about what happens at the moment Jesus returns for His church (1 Cor. 15:51-55; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Thess. 4:16-17). Even those that believe these things rarely discuss the wealth of biblical content on the Rapture, or on the believers’ instant transformation to receive our glorified body, for fear that talking about the Rapture might hurt attendance.

When discussion on the Rapture ended some thirty years ago in the church and elsewhere, so did the whole body of the doctrine of eschatology. Roughly thirty percent of the Bible is predictive prophecy when written and you can’t become all that God wants you to be by cutting out thirty percent.

When Rapture teaching stopped so did any discussion of the Millennium, Israel’s key end-time role, the world trending toward the Tribulation, the building of the third temple in Jerusalem, the prominence of end-time deception, the push for peace by dividing Israel and so much more!

The sad result of decades of shelving the Rapture is that it’s become almost impossible for the average believer to understand the doctrinal reasons for the times we live in from a biblical and prophetic perspective! And right at a time when people need answers more than ever because they have questions as they observe the turmoil of our times.

So, does YOUR church teach the Rapture from the pulpit? If not, my suggestion is to find one that does! You’ll be glad you did!

The Rapture: An Escape, But Not Escapism!

The Rapture: An Escape, But Not Escapism!

 

 

 

 

The Rapture:
An Escape But Not Escapism
2/9/23 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

It’s become popular these days of accusing the teaching in a pretribulation rapture of being a doctrine of escapism! Worse yet some even infer it’s a teaching of escapism that demotivates believers away from good works.

I read about it all the time. Those who knock belief in the Rapture consider it a false doctrine satisfying the Christian’s longing to escape the world and all its problems. “Beam me up, Jesus! It’s a mess here, and I want out.”

Jürgen Moltmann, the renowned Reformed theologian, once critiqued the Left Behind series, and wrote, “The pious dream of a rapture contains a resignation that abandons this earth to destruction …. A God who only waits to rapture Christian crews … cannot be a God whom one can trust.”

I have to disagree based on the fact that Paul called the rapture our “blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). 
 
I have always thought the notion of escapism is an odd indictment against the rapture because every view of the rapture (pre, mid, pre-wrath or post-trib) has an escape element.
 
We pre-tribulationalists believe the promise of the rapture is our blessed hope that keeps us from the wrath of God poured out in the seven-year tribulation (Titus 2:13; Rev. 3:10). But aren’t all believers looking forward to an even greater escape than this?
 
Every believer anticipates that God will destroy the current earth and establish a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21:1). That’s the ultimate great escape that delivers us from the sinful nature, the demonic principalities, the fallen earth and the corrupt world. That is wonderful news and an escape about which we all agree!
 
 
ESCAPE FROM GOOD WORKS?
 
Does this final escape somehow hinder the believer from good works? Of course not. Rather, the imminent return of Jesus gives him a sense of urgency. Maybe he has several unbelieving friends with whom he wants to share the gospel so they can escape the horrors of hell with him. So it is with the Rapture. The Rapture is an escape from future hardship (praise God) but not from current responsibility. The rapture puts a degree of responsibility on our shoulders since we want as many people as possible to be raptured with us.
 
The escapism accusation misrepresents how pre-trib believers perceive the rapture. We’re not looking to escape the tribulation so much as we’re look to be with the Lord. That’s the biblical pre-trib view of the first century church who were told at least 8 times to be waiting for the Lord and looking for His return (Rom. 8:23; 1 Cor. 1:7; Phil. 3:20; 1 Thess. 1:9-10; 2 Thess. 3:5; Hebrews 9:28; 2 Peter 3:12; Rev. 22:20).
 
If we were headed through the tribulation we should have been warned to be watching for Antichrist or the Beast or the False Prophet when God pours out His judgment on mankind (1 Thess. 5:2, 3). But instead, Paul told the beleaguered to be looking for Jesus our “blessed hope” who “delivers us from the wrath to come” (1 Thess. 1:10; 5:9).
 
 
HOW THE THESSALONIANS UNDERSTOOD THE RAPTURE
 
For starters, the word rapture (rapturo) is biblical. It is the Latin translation of the Greek word harpazo found in 1 Thessalonians 4:17, which means “to be caught up.”

Paul was writing believers in Thessalonica to encourage their faith, that is, that they haven’t missed the completion of their salvation, the resurrection of their bodies.

I’m sure there was confusion at this time in the early church. Paul was addressing this issue 20 years after the death of Jesus. Christ hadn’t returned and Christians were dying. I’m sure the Thessalonians were wondering, “Did we miss something? How will God raise the bodies of those who were buried, or worse, burned or drowned?” The resurrection of the dead raised more questions than they had answers. It’s a question many believers have today, 2,000 years later.

Paul gently assured his brothers and sisters that Christ is still coming for both those who have passed and those who are alive! And when He comes, the dead will rise first (1 Thessalonians 4:16), then the living will be “caught up” (raptured) to meet the Lord in the air!

HOW WE UNDERSTAND THE RAPTURE

For those who believe in the Rapture of the church, our calling isn’t to escape, but to wait. We’re to wait for His coming as all His creation has been eagerly longing (Romans 8:19).

Is it wrong to long for His coming? Should we feel guilty for expressing our desire to hear the “trumpet of God” (1 Thessalonians 4:16)? I certainly don’t think so.

When Paul wrote Titus about our “blessed hope,” he said we’re “waiting” for His glorious appearance. The “waiting” Paul describes is similar to the “waiting” children express on Christmas morning when they violently shake their parents from sleep long before dawn, only to find out from their parents this wasn’t the appropriate time to open the gifts that awaited them under the tree.

“No,” they might say, “it’s only 5:30 a.m.! Go back to bed.”
At 6:00 a.m. they return, “Can we go downstairs now?”
“No, back to bed you go!”

Their commitment to rip open their Christmas gifts will likely continue until the parents recognize there’s no stopping them. So, at 6:45 a.m. down the steps they go! The children weren’t looking to escape; quite the opposite, they were anxious to receive what they had waited weeks to experience.

Christians who long for the Rapture aren’t pious Houdini’s frantically searching for their escape hatch. Instead, we’re Christians confidently waiting with eager expectation for the completion of our redemption, just as Paul, the apostles, and the rest of faithful believers have for centuries.

God’s promise to resurrect believers who have gone before us and transition those who are still alive is the greatest gift we have coming, so of course, we’re excited. We should be—it’s in our spiritual DNA. So let us wait eagerly together, let us not waste what time we have, and let us pray as the apostle John did at the end of Revelation: “Come, Lord Jesus!” (22:20).

The Rapture Comes First – Another Look At The “Falling Away” In 2 Thessalonians 2:3!

The Rapture Comes First – Another Look At The “Falling Away” In 2 Thessalonians 2:3!

The Rapture Comes First

Another Look At The “Falling Away”
2 Thessalonians 2:3

10/14/22 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away (rapture) COMES FIRST, and the man of sin is revealed (Antichrist), the son of perdition.
2 Thessalonians 2:3

As the world moves closer to another world war, which may include nuclear weapons, some speculate that the Tribulation period has already begun.

Others grow weary of waiting for the Lord’s return. How much longer will Jesus keep us on earth before He comes for us? Is He really going to keep us out of the time of the Lord’s wrath that’s rapidly approaching our world?

Please know that the Bible assures us that the Lord will come for us before the start of the seven-year Tribulation, which begins the moment that Antichrist makes a covenant with Israel. This has not yet happened!

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 provides encouragement regarding our hope in Jesus’ soon appearing. In this passage, the Lord promises that His followers will miss the wrath of the coming Day of the Lord, which includes the whole Tribulation period.

Many Bible students also see 2 Thessalonians 2:3 as verse that confirms the pre-Tribulation Rapture of the church:

Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away (departure/rapture) COMES FIRST, and the man of sin is revealed (Antichrist), the son of perdition.

 
The traditional way of regarding “falling away,” has been to regard this as reference to the last day apostasy in the church. The Greek word here, apostasia, normally makes one think of apostasy such as in a spiritual falling away.

I’ve always been uncomfortable with that interpretation for this prophecy because the text does not define what ‘falling away’ means.  How are we supposed to know how and when the falling away happens and what that means? Is this actually the only prophecy in the Bible with no further explanation?

Apostacy or defecting from the faith is not exclusive to the end times. Consider that the churches in Galatia whom the Apostle Paul wrote about leaving the faith (Gal. 1:6) and most of the 7 churches that the Apostle John writes about in Revelation 2-3 had already fallen away. The book of Jude is devoted exclusively to confronting “apostacy,” meaning defection from the true biblical faith (vs. 3, 17). In other words, there has been a “falling away” among individuals and churches since the first century. In fact, by the 7th century, Islam had conquered all the churches of Asia Minor in modern-day Turkey.

While preachers talk about some great apostacy that we’re supposed to be in today it’s worth noting that at this very moment, some of the largest revivals in church history are taking place in unexpected enemy strongholds like Iran, Afghanistan, India and China. And how do we take Christ’s promise that “the gates of hell will not prevail” against the church if this prophecy says otherwise? And what then did Jesus mean when He promised that He would be with us until the end of the age?

In recent years, apostasia has received heightened scrutiny from biblical scholars with many now regarding it as a reference to the Rapture when Jesus comes to take us home to heaven, the physical departure of the church from the earth.

Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away (departure/rapture) COMES FIRST, and the man of sin is revealed (Antichrist), the son of perdition.
2 Thessalonians 2:3

 
This aligns with the earliest English translations of the Bible, which often translated apostasia as a ‘departure’ such as a physical exit from a particular location.

Do sound reasons exist for such an interpretation?

I believe they do. Following are reasons to change the long-held viewpoint on this matter to that of regarding apostasia as a reference to the Pre-Tribulation Rapture.

THE WORD APOSTASIA CAN REFER TO A PHYSICAL DEPARTURE AND POINT TO THE RAPTURE

The first question to ask is this: Is it possible for apostasia to refer to a physical departure such as the Rapture? Yes, it can.

In his book, The Falling Away, Dr. Andy Woods provides evidence regarding the use of the Greek word apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 as a physical departure rather than a “falling away” from the faith. He wrote this regarding the basic meaning of the word:

“. . . apostasia simply means to ‘to stand away from’ or ‘to depart.’ Only by examining how this word is used in its immediate context will determine what the departure is from, whether it be a spiritual or physical departure.”

The root verb form apostasia confirms that it can refer to a physical departure from a location. New Testament writers used the verb form of apostasia fifteen times. As Dr. Woods points out:

“. . .  only three times does it mean a spiritual departure. The remaining twelve times, apostasia clearly means a physical departure. For example, Luke 2:37 says, ‘and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four, she never left (apostasia) the temple.”

Since apostasia can refer to either a physical departure or a spiritual falling away, we must rely on the context to determine the proper interpretation.

THE CONTEXT SUPPORTS A PHYSICAL DEPARTURE

Both the immediate and extended context of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 support a physical departure pointing to the Rapture. In fact, the Rapture is the main theme of the Thessalonian epistles.

2 Thessalonians 2 begins with these words, “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him (Rapture) . . .” (v. 1). Here Paul introduces 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 with a reference to the Rapture. It seems unlikely that he would switch to a spiritual departure a couple verses later.

The usage of apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 as our physical departure via the Rapture aligns with both the immediate and overall context of the verse. The context favors the interpretation of apostasia as a physical departure such as the Rapture of the church.

PAUL IS REFERRING TO A DEFINITE EVENT

Paul’s use of the definite article “the” in front of apostasia tells us he has a specific event in mind, either a particular instance of apostasy or a definite occasion such as the Rapture. Because he does not further explain the event, this indicates the apostle was referring to an event that his readers would readily recognize.

The only apostasia of which his readers would have been aware of is that of the Rapture. They had no framework leading them to assume it meant a spiritual departure or a falling away from the faith by the church in the last days. There is no evidence that Paul even talked about falling away from the faith until much later. At the time, he assumed he would be alive at the time of the Rapture for the church.

The apostle has a definite event in mind and “the departure,” as the Rapture, is something his readers would readily recognize. On the other hand, Paul never refers to spiritual apostasy in either of his epistles to the Thessalonians and offers no additional clarifying information in the text or anywhere else.

PAUL DOES NOT MENTION SPIRITUAL APOSTASY IN EITHER EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS

As we look at 1 and 2 Thessalonians, we see repeated references to the Rapture, but Paul never mentions a falling away from the faith.

Why would Paul cite a spiritual departure from the faith as a key indicator of the Day of the Lord with no other mention of it in either book that he wrote to his readers? And if he had not yet mentioned it to them, we would expect to see an explanation.
However, he provides no such background to his reference.

Paul does not specifically prophecy of any spiritual apostasy of the church in the latter days. The Apostle, when reaching the end of his life and realizing he may not see the Rapture in his lifetime, lays down signs of the world’s decline and the characteristics of depravity in the last days with much supporting detail in two locations (1 Tim. 4:1-5; 2 Tim. 3:1-7).

THE SENSE OF PHYSICAL DEPARTURE IS CONSISTENT WITH VERSES 7-8

In 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 Paul writes,
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.”

These verses tell us that the revealing of Antichrist cannot happen until the Holy Spirit’s restraining power is taken out of the way. The ‘Restrainer’ points to the Holy Spirit and thus to the Rapture which is the time His special restraining work leaves the earth along with the church.

Notice the more consistent parallels with verse 3 if we assume apostasia refers to a physical departure. Let’s summarize:

  1. In verse 3, Jesus removes His church via the Rapture first and then we have the revealing of the “man of lawlessness.”
  2. In verse 7, the Lord takes away the restraining work of the Holy Spirit that keeps Antichrist from making himself known to the world.
  3. In both verses 3 and 7, Antichrist steps onto the world scene after a “departure” (Rapture) and after the removal of the restraining ministry of the Holy Spirit through the church.
  4. On a side note… the Holy Spirit Himself does not leave the world only His restraint to allow the coming of Antichrist.

AN EXAMPLE FROM CHURCH HISTORY

We have an example from early church history as evidence of apostasia as a physical departure or the rapture. A key leader at the time referred to what we now call the Rapture as a “departure.” Cyprian, a bishop in the city of Carthage during the third century AD, wrote this:

We who see that terrible things have begun, and know that still more terrible things are imminent, may regard it as the greatest advantage to depart from it as quickly as possible. Do you not give God thanks, do you not congratulate yourself, that by an early departure you are taken away, and delivered from the shipwrecks and disasters that are imminent?

Cyprian (AD 200–258) used the words “depart” and “early departure” to refer to the Lord’s appearing to take His church away before a time of “shipwrecks and disasters.” While this by itself doesn’t confirm the translation of apostasia as “departure,” it lends considerable support to our interpretation of the word as a reference to the Rapture.

Please also note that Cyprian believed the church would depart before a time of great trouble on the earth (the Tribulation).

THE RAPTURE IS CONSISTENT WITH THE EXPECTATION OF THE THESSALONIANS

The young believers in Thessalonica expected the Lord to come for them before the start of the day of the Lord. Their response to an errant message telling them this time had already begun confirms this. They panicked when they received the mistaken communication.

In response to their concerns, Paul told them “not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed” (2 Thess. 2:2).  To be “alarmed” signifies a feeling of “fright” with its usage here conveying a “state of alarm.”

Paul’s main purpose in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 was to comfort and assure the Thessalonian believers that the Day of the Lord (the Tribulation) had not yet started.

SINCE APOSTASIA REFERS TO A PHYSICAL DEPARTURE, THE RAPTURE MUST OCCUR BEFORE THE SEVEN-YEAR TRIBULATION

If apostasia refers to the Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, and we have many reasons to believe that it does, then we can know with certainty that Jesus will appear before the seven-year Tribulation to take us to heaven.

Paul is telling his readers that they could know that the Day of the Lord hadn’t yet started because they were still here on earth. This applies to the church today in that we cannot be in the Tribulation now because we are still here on earth.

This study and conclusion is not wishful thinking, but rather the result of a careful study of word usage as well as the context of 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

If apostasia signifies the physical departure of the church from the earth, then Paul is teaching the Rapture must occur before Antichrist arrives and before the start of the Tribulation.

Are YOU Ready?

The Rapture is the next event on God’s prophetic calendar.

Keep watching and enduring until the glorious day Jesus comes!

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
John 14:1-3
Sickest Abortion Bill Yet! Plus, Radical Abortion Groups Continue To Disrupt Churches!

Sickest Abortion Bill Yet! Plus, Radical Abortion Groups Continue To Disrupt Churches!

A demonstrator holds up an abortion flag outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear a major abortion case on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sickest Abortion Bill Yet!

June 19, 2022 by Tim Buck
Fotet.org

Unprecedented Evil Abortion Bill In California, Legalizing Infanticide Of Babies Up To 28 days AFTER BIRTH!

One of the SICKEST abortion bills we’ve ever seen – legalizing infanticide up to 28 days AFTER BIRTH – has just passed the full Assembly vote in California and the first state Senate Committee.

Now, countless innocent babies are in danger, even after they’re born.

The evil bill tries to disguise its intent by using the term “perinatal,” meaning up to FOUR WEEKS AFTER a baby is born. The radical-left media is also trying to cover-up the sinister evil in California’s newest abortion bill and trying to explain it away. But They’re Lying!

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) just confirmed its intent to permit the murder of babies up to 28 days after birth and sent a legal letter to the California Appropriations Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the demonic death-bill.

The Left is using the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade to unleash an unprecedented assault on life, not only with federal efforts to make Roe permanent, but in the states.

And now for the first time, there’s even been an assassination attempt on a Supreme Court Justice over the issue overturning Roe v Wade!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radical abortion activist group continues to disrupt church services, large gatherings

Group’s motto is ‘Abortion On Demand & Without Apology!’

Pro-abortion disruption is being unleashed in churches, malls, sports stadiums and public areas by the radical RiseUp4AbortionRights group, with the latest target a Church in Detroit, Michigan.

As previously reported by Live Action News, naked Riseup4AbortionRights activists disrupted Sunday Mass at the St. Veronica Parish in Eastpointe on June 12, shouting, “Overturn Roe? Hell no,” “Abortion on Demand Without Apology,” and “Overturn Roe.”

Congregants responded by countering, “Abortion kills babies.” A video of the disruption was uploaded by the group, as well as Refuse Fascism Ohio.

The incident followed multiple disruptions at Catholic churches on Mother’s Day in May, as well as a disruption event at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.

Final Judgment For the Saved and Lost! Where Will You Spend Eternity?

Final Judgment For the Saved and Lost! Where Will You Spend Eternity?

 

 

 

 

Final Judgment

Tim Buck
FOTET.org

It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.
Hebrews 9:27

The Bible talks about 4 judgments. The first is the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10) for Church believers (Body of Christ) that occurs in heaven after the Rapture. The second and third judgments are for the Old Testament saints (Daniel 12:2-3) and believers who have died in the Tribulation period (Rev. 20:4). Both of these judgments occur on earth after Christ’s Second Coming at the end of the Tribulation. The first three judgments are all for believers.

God’s judgment for unbelievers is a lot different than the judgment of His children. It’s called the Great White Throne Judgment. This final judgment of the unsaved occurs in the blackness of space after the Millennial Kingdom, after the destruction of the universe and before the creation of the new heavens and new earth (Rev. 20:11-15).

Here I want to focus on the Great White Throne Judgment where all mankind who has ever rejected Christ will appear. Close your eyes and picture it for a moment. The Millennium is now over, Satan and his armies have been cast into the Lake of Fire, that Jesus said was prepared for the devil and his angels (Mt. 25:41).

Now things take a sharp turn…God speaks and planet earth spontaneously combusts and vaporizes. In the aftermath… the residents of Hell for the past 6,000 years find themselves, not free, not dead, but now standing before a great white throne.

What they see is frightening as Jesus stands before them in His robe as judge with the books of man’s deeds in His hands. Instead of receiving a glorified body like the body all believers will receive, they’ve been resurrected into a body suited for tormenting day and night that will never die.

And here they stand in the blackness of the uncreated world…  on nothing. Standing and facing God. No friends to help them here. The books of judgement from Cain to Hitler to the last sinner who rejected Jesus are now opened, and the lifetime of deeds of every unsaved person is read and man is judged according to what’s written in the books! No excuses at this throne… it’s all written down and read out loud. As judgment is past, each and every one is cast into the Lake of Fire (Rev. 21:15).

From this point forward, God creates a new heaven and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness and beauty beyond our imagination (Rev. 21).

Which judgment will you find yourself in after you die? It’s a sobering thought and only you can change the outcome!  It’s up to you and you can make that eternal decision today.