Ezekial 33:8 & 9: When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Luke 16:31 But He said to him, "If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead"
Present Truth is Bible based fundamental truths for these last days. The commission that was given over 2,000 years ago by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ still stands. Present Truth brings His true children back to the light. Present Truth is founded on Revelation 14:6-12 by the compassionate cry of three angels who mercifully warn this last generation of danger and points people to confide and trust in God:
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
Jesus Is Coming Again! Jesus is coming soon to gather all His saints (sleeping and alive) to heaven (I Cor. 15:51, 52; I Thess. 4:16, 17; and II Thess. 2:1). Please study. Understand what the Mark of the Beast is and how you can avoid receiving it. It is not the Universal Product Code or something someone can see. It is something you believe (forehead) or do (hand). Do the research. What is the Seal of God? It is something you only believe (forehead).
The Heavenly Sanctury. There is a sanctuary in heaven, the true tabernacle that the Lord set up and not man. In it Christ ministers on our behalf, making available to believers the benefits of His atoning sacrifice offered once for all on the cross. At His ascension, He was inaugurated as our great High Priest and began His intercessory ministry which was typified by the work of the high priest in the holy place of the earthly sanctuary. In 1844, at the end of the prophetic period of 2300 days, He entered the second and last phase of His atoning ministry, which was typified by the work of the high priest in the most holy place of the earthly sanctuary. It is a work of investigative judgment which is part of the ultimate disposition of all sin, typified by the cleansing of the ancient Hebrew sanctuary on the Day of Atonement. In that typical service the sanctuary was cleansed with the blood of animal sacrifices, but the heavenly things are purified with the perfect sacrifice of the blood of Jesus. The investigative judgment reveals to heavenly intelligences who, among the dead are asleep in Christ and therefore in Him, are deemed worthy to have part in the first resurrection. It also makes manifest who among the living are abiding in Christ, keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, and in Him, therefore, are ready for translation into His everlasting kingdom. This judgment vindicates the justice of God in saving those who believe in Jesus and declares that those who, have remained loyal to God, shall receive the kingdom. The completion of this ministry of Christ will mark the close of human probation before the Christs Second coming. (Lev. 16; Num. 14:34; Ezek. 4:6; Dan. 7:9-27; 8:13, 14; 9:24-27; Heb. 1:3; 2:16, 17; 4:14-16; 8:1-5; 9:11-28; 10:19-22; Rev. 8:3-5; 11:19; 14:6, 7; 20:12; 14:12; 22:11, 12.)
The Sabbath. The gracious Creator, after the six days of Creation, rested on the seventh day and instituted the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation. The fourth commandment of God’s unchangeable law requires the observance of this seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a day of delightful communion with God and one another. It is a symbol of our redemption in Christ, a sign of our sanctification, a token of our allegiance, and a foretaste of our eternal future in God’s kingdom. The Sabbath is God’s perpetual sign of His eternal covenant between Him and His people. Joyful observance of this holy time from evening to evening, sunset to sunset, is a celebration of God’s creative and redemptive acts. (Gen. 2:1-3; Exod. 20:8-11; 31:13-17; Lev. 23:32; Deut. 5:12-15; Isa. 56:5, 6; 58:13, 14; Ezek. 20:12, 20; Matt. 12:1-12; Mark 1:32; Luke 4:16; Heb. 4:1-11.)
The State of the Dead. The wages of sin is death. But God, who alone is immortal, will grant eternal life to His redeemed. Until that day, death is an unconscious state for all people. When Christ, who is our life, appears, the resurrected righteous and the living righteous will be glorified and caught up to meet their Lord in the air. The second resurrection, the resurrection of the unrighteous, will take place a thousand years later. (Job 19:25-27; Ps. 146:3, 4; Eccl. 9:5, 6, 10; Dan. 12:2, 13; Isa. 25:8; John 5:28, 29; 11:11-14; Rom. 6:23; 6:16; 1 Cor. 15:51-54; Col. 3:4; 1 Thess. 4:13-17; 1 Tim. 6:15; Rev. 20:1-10.)
The Millennial Reign of Jesus. The imminent, literal, visible, physical second-
coming of Jesus Christ where the dead in Christ will rise, and those who are alive in Christ, will be united with them to experience the millennial (1000 year) reign in heaven (Romans 11:25, 27; 2 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7). After this, we will inherit the new earth (Rev. 21)
The Lake of Fire. Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from God. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (until they are destroyed - Jude 7). This is the second death (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).
America in Bible Prophecy! Rev 12:16,17; Rev 13:11-18
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God (Ex 20), and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (spirit of prophecy Rev 19:10).
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Woman = Church. Beast = Kingdom.
Earth = Sparcely populated area. Sea = Densely populated area.
Horns = Strength with no crowns. Crowns = Kings.
Dragon = satan, devil.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Papacy 538-1798 - 1260 years as prophecied (Rev 12:6) and healed in 1929 - deadly wound healed Feb 11, 1929 and growing in prominence everyday.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Catholic Record. Sept 1, 1923 "Sunday is our mark of aurhority... The Church is above the Bible and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact."
Monsignor Louis Segar, Plain Talk about the Protestantism of Today P. 213. "... the observance of Sunday by Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the Catholic Church."
Other Truths Most Protestents Believe.
The Scriptures Inspired. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12)
The One True Godhead. The triune Godhead is comprised of three (3) separate and distinct personalities, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self existent, self revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with The Father and The Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; Col. 2:9, 10; 1 John 5:7)
Man, His Fall and Redemption. Man was created good and upright, for God said, "Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness". But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26, 31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
The Salvation of Man. Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace we are saved through faith. "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation" (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10).
The Evidence of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. "And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us" (1 John 3:23).
Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity (Romans 10:9, 10 and 2 Cor. 5:10).
Baptism in Water. The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4).
The Lord's Supper. "And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, 'This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood, Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup" (1 Cor. 11:24; 25, 28).
The Promise of the Father. All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4 8; 1 Cor. 12:1, 31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44 46; 11:14 16; 15:7-9).
The Ministry. The Ministry is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).
Total Prosperity with conditions of obedience:
Spiritual. John 3:3, 11; II Cor. 5:17-21; Romans 10:9, 10.
Mental. II Tim. 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3.
Physical. Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matt. 8:17; I Peter 2:24.
Financial. III John 1:2; Malachi 3:10, 11; Luke 6:38; II Cor. 9:6-10; Deut. 28:1 14.
Social. Proverbs 3:4.
The Protest is NOT Over and the Bible has not changed!
The Bible teaches when you die you go to sleep, return to dust, not purgatory, heaven or somewhere in between. So you certainly can't buy your way into heaven or out of punishment. It was satan that lied to Eve when he said you would not die (Gen 3:4). Are you going to believe your creator or the lier (Rev 12:9)?
The Bible teaches God created the Sabbath, the seventh-day of the week, and made it holy. Not the 1st day (Sunday) or the 6th day (Friday) but the 7th day (presently called Saturday). Gen 2:2,3. Before there were any nations. Then he gave this reminder in Ex 20 and wrote it on stone as part of the 10 commandments and then was placed in the ark of his testiment below the mercy seat in the Most Holy Place in the sanctuary:
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the Lord (title) made (creator) heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is (territory), and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
The Sabbath sounds like Gods seal.
WHEN GOD IN JESUS SHED HIS BLOOD IN DEATH, THAT PURE BLOOD WAS PLACED ON THE MERCY SEAT SO GOD COULD NOW BE BOTH THE JUDGE OF THE BLATANT, DEFIENT, UNREPENTENT SINNER AND JUSTIFIER AND FORGIVER OF THE REPENTANT SINNER! AMAZING LOVE! SIN MUST BE PRETTY AWFUL IF ONLY THE DEATH OF GOD COULD PAY THE PRICE TO SAVE YOU AND ME. WHAT AN OBLIGATION WE ALL HAVE TO OUR CREATOR! WHAT KIND OF HEART WOULD REJECT THE ONE WHO SAVES THEM?
The Bible teaches to pray/confess our sins only to God, our Father in heaven.
The Bible teaches only God can forgive sins. He accepts the blood of Jesus that was spilled ONCE (Heb 9:28 - not everytime the mass is performed), on the cross, 2000 years ago as prophecied, to cover our sins, but... only if we ask and repent and put them away by His power. When we break the law (Ten Commandments) that is when we come under judgement (we are no longer under grace). The commandments show us our sin. Jesus (in the Most Holy Place in the temple in heaven) has the blood to present to the Father instead of ours. Only when we confess our sins and ask that the blood that Jesus shed for us cover us, are we placed under Gods grace. No commandments, no sin. No sin, no need for grace.
So.. if you say you are under grace then the commandments must still be the standard, the guide, the mirror by which to examine our characters.
The Bible teaches that there is a santuary (temple) in heaven (Rev 11:19)! Jesus is in the Most Holy place (Heb 9:24)! The cleansing is almost over which started in 1844 (Dan 8:14, Dan 9:25 (457BC to 1844AD = 2300 days/years Ez 4:6, Num 14:34)! Has Jesus removed your sins from the heavenly sanctuary to be placed on satan very soon (Lev 16:10, 21, 22; Rev 20:2, 3)?
The Bible teaches God is Love and is not willing that any should perish but that all should come repentance (2 Pet 3:9).
The Bible teaches one day very soon Michael (Jesus) is going to stand up (His intercession will be over)! (Dan 12:1-4, 13, Rev 12:7, Jude 1:9, Dan 10:13, 21)
Lord God in heaven. Thank you for sending your Word, Jesus, to save me by dying the death I deserve. The Bible shows truth to wonderful for me to comprehend in 2 minutes. I want what your love has to offer. Please change my character to a heavenly one. Please forgive my sins, cleanse me from, and of, all unrighteousness and keep me close to you. Please hold my hand and lead me into the eternal life you have to offer. Help me love you and share you. Thank you for Bible truth. Please direct my search. In Jesus name I plead. Amen.