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BIBLICAL RESEARCH & ARCHEOLOGY

We recommend studying all of the material on the ASK site, first. Then, in one's quest to "grow in grace and knowledge", we recommend studying the material below. While we certainly don't endorse everything on each site, all of these sites offer something of value. This is an excellent opportunity to practice your skills at separating the wheat from the chaff.

3 Things About Islam

6 Wrong Ways to Face the End Times - By Tim McHyde.

7SeedsProject.org - The year of release or sabbatical.

Abortion and the Bible - A different biblical view of when life begins.

Abortion and the Bible 2 - Yet another perspective.

Abortion Reasons - A pro-abortion article.

Abortion - Pro-choice Christian reasons.

Abortion Statistics - 70%  of all abortions are from Christians.

A New Look at Abortion for Christians - Is this God's Plan B?

Adam, Eve, the Divine Council & the Garden of Eden - By Dr. Michael Heiser.

All-Creatures.org - Excellent articles on Christianity and health.

Alcoholic Beverages - Should Christians drink them?

Alien Abductions & Ritual Abuse Similarities - By Dr. Michael Heiser.

Alien Abductions Stopped - In Jesus name.

AlienResistance.org - Orthodox Christian viewpoint of aliens (not necessarily endorsed).

Allopathic Medicine 1

Allopathic Medicine 2

Allopathic Medicine 3

Amazing Bible Discoveries

Ancient of Days - Yearly symposium of orthodox Christian viewpoint of aliens.

Ancient Spooks - From the Bible.

AnswersinGenesis.org - Creation answers.

Antichrist Life and Times - In 2 parts, by Dr. Martin.

Antichrist Research - A collection of Dr. Martin's research on the Antichrist.

Archives Bookshop - Huge selection of biblical books.

Atheist and Evolutionist Dilemma

Babylon - Here now?

Bible 2017 - American Bible Society.

The Bible and History - Be sure to read the newsletter, too. An ASK publication.

Bible Changed by the Illuminati? - Video.

Bible.com - Free Bible on your phone, tablet and computer.

Holy Bible.jpg (51073 bytes)The Bible In Its Original Order - Buy it here, here or here. Read more about it here.

The Bible In Its Original Order - A review by David Sielaff. 

The Bible In Its Original Order - Video review.

The Bible In Its Original Order - Chart.

Bible as Music - Free streaming download.

Bible Browser - Bible search engine.

Bible Code Myth 1 - Debunks the "Bible Code" theory.

Bible Code Myth 2 

Bible Code Myth 3 

Bible Code Myth 4 - Fingerprints of God? Dr. Martin's reply.

Bible Contains the Mind of God

BibArch - Biblical archeology.

The Bible Fraud - A refutation of this infamous book.

BibleGateway Download - The entire NIV Bible.

Biblical Health, Love and Caring - By Dr. Robert O. Young.

Bibleland Studios - Creation articles.

BibleSearchers.com - Controversial biblical subjects.

Bible Software - A complete list.

Bible Study Fellowship - Exposed.

Bible Study Resources 1

Bible Study Resources 2

BibleStudyTools.com

BibleSupport.com - Great e-sword software.

Bible Verse Finder - For every subject.

Biblical Archaeology Society - The most prestigious publication.

Biblical Divine Order of Books Chart

Biblical Economics - Biblical proof of free market capitalism.

Biblical Foods - What the Bible has to say about the foods we should be eating.

Biblical Body Building

Biblical Doctors

Biblical Health

Biblical Homeopathy - Was Moses the first practitioner?

Biblical Proofs - Historical data verifying the authenticity of the Bible.

Biblical Vegetarianism 1 - Why you shouldn't eat meat.

Biblical Vegetarianism 2 - Christian vegetarianism.

Biblical Vegetarianism 3 - Dialogue.

Biblical Vegetarianism 4 - Christian Vegetarian Association. Also here.

Biblical Wealth - Are we supposed to have it? Disregard the references to tithing and heaven. Be sure to read all of the other parts, too:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.

The Biggest Lie - By Brian Butler, former student of Dr. Martin. The Biggest Lie

B.I.P.E.D - Creation from a scientific, non-biblical view-point.

Black Regiment - List of constitutionally patriotic churches.

Blood, Meat & the Bible  - By Dr. Robert O. Young.

Brain - You actually have 2 of them. Is one of them the spirit (soul)?

Brain - Is it empty? Is the gut the spirit (soul)?

Brian H. Butler - Three excellent books by a former student of Dr. Martin's and a biblical researcher.

Bullinger's Appendices

Bullingers's Writings

CenturyOne Bookstore - Large selection of biblical books.

CenturyOne Foundation

Charasmatics - Where they came from.

Child Abuse - In the name of Jesus.

Christadelphians

Christ and Messiah - Is Jesus the Messiah? Also read The Gospel of Messiah.

The Christian C.O. - Christian conscientious objection to military service.

Christian Dress Code - How should Christians dress?

Christian Fellowship - What it really means.

Christian Founders of America 1 - Documentation of Christian founders beliefs.

Christian Founders of America 2 - An opposing perspective.

Christian Giving 1 - Why it is so poor.

Christian Giving 2

Christian Giving 3

Christian Giving 4

Christian Guide to Surviving the Depression - Over 100 hyperlinked articles to help those out of work and who have lost money.

Christian Health Fellowship

Christian Healthcare Ministries - The health insurance experience.

Christian Leadership 1 - In the Ekklesia.

Christian Leadership 2

Christian Leadership 3

Christian Leadership 4

Christianity and the False God of Modern Allopathic Medicine

The Christian and War - And why we should not participate in it.

Christianity and War - And why we should not participate in it.

Christianity and War - The movie about why we should not participate in it.

Christianity’s Role in the Rise of the Nazis

Christian Persecution 1 - Modern day Christian persecution.

Christian Persecution 2 - North Korean Christian persecution.

Christian Pr

Christianity and War - Order this book here.

osperity - Free downloads and articles on prosperity.

Christian Universalist Newsletter - Featuring ASK Director, David Sielaff.

Christian View of Armed Warfare - And why we should not participate in it.

Christian Voting - From a biblical point of view.

Christians, Witchcraft and Drugs - Should Christians be taking drugs?

Christmas - Should Christians be keeping Christmas?

Christmas Alternative - Other good reasons to not keep Christmas.

Christmas Articles - ASK articles on Christmas.

Christmas History 1 - It is not what you think.

Christmas History 2 - How to handle relatives.

CenturyOne Foundation - Funds many worthwhile biblical projects.

The Church - Directory of articles about Christians and churches and whether they should attend.

Church Incorporation 1 - Separation of church and state.

Church Incorporation 2 - Non-biblical.

Circumcision - Biblical validation.

Clean & Unclean Meats - by the UCG.

Concordant Publishing Concern

Concordent Old Testament Bible Online

Concordant New Testament Bible Online

Conscientious Objection - Written by an ASK supporter.

Conscientious Objection - The Ooze magazine.

Conscientious Objection & the Church of God - Another excellent article on Christian conscientious objection.

Conscientious Objector - Outstanding article written from the Christian perspective with many good links.

Conspiracy of Modern Day Religious Movements

Contending for Truth - Great site.

Cremation - Is it Christian?

Creation

Creation.com

Creationism 1 - Excellent commentary and chart.

Creationism 2 - Excellent creation links and articles.

Creationism 3 - How to answer atheists.

Creation of the Earth - How old is the earth?

Creation Online Videos - A Google video search.

Creation Web Sites - A good link site.

Creation Book - The Hidden Face of God book.

Cults - A thorough listing.

Daniel's Prophecies - Are these the 10 kingdoms?

Dead Sea Scrolls - In digital form.

Debate - Condemned in the Bible.

Demoninations

The Diamond Rule - Similar to the Golden Rule, by Dr. Martin.

The Divine Council - By Dr. Mike Heiser.

The Divine Council and Biblical Theology

The Divine Council - Sons of God

Drugs and the Bible - Should Christians be taking drugs?

Drugs - A biblical perspective on drugs.

Easter - Does it commemorate the Resurrection?

Ecclesia.org - Forum for Christians.

Ecclesia.org - Index.

Edom - Modern day Illuminati.

Esau-Edom?

EFT & Christianity 1

EFT & Christianity 2

EFT & Christianity 3

Ekklesia 1 - Christ's ekklesia and the church compared.

Ekklesia 2 - What is the ecclesia?

Ekklesia Strife - Christians in Jerusalem fail to support Paul in his time of need. Starts on page 7.

Elect of God - Gifts of the Spirit Are the identifying Signs - Wayne Hancock

EmailBrigade.com - Excellent biblical news sources.

End-Times Event Chart - By Henry M. Dye.

End-Time Prophecy Update - The latest assessment from ASK. Also here.

Evil & God - How to forgive God.

expelled landing_ben_main.jpg (69677 bytes)Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed - The hit "intelligent design" movie. Highly recommended.

False Prophets - How to determine who is a prophet of God.

Fear Tactics in Religion - By David Sielaff.

Femininity 1 - A biblical principle.

Femininity 2

Feminism, Women and Christianity - A biblical and historical outlook.

Fighting Evil - What does history and the Bible say?

Flat Earth 1 - Psyop, by Henry Makow.

Flat Earth 2 - 10 absurd claims.

Flat Earth 3 - Flat earth deception.

Flat Earth 4 - Dr. Michael Heiser's biblical research on the flat earth.

Forbidden Archeology - Interesting controversial archeology.

Garden of Eden 1 - Alkaline foods.

Garden of Eden 2 - Alkaline foods.

Genesis 1-12 - The Transparent English Bible. Free download.

Genesis 1:26-27 - Single God creation. Also here.

Geneva Bible - Interesting differences from the King James version.

Genocide in the Bible - A new perspective.

Geocentric Bible - New take on biblical astronomy and creation.

God's Bodily Composition - What does God look like?

God and Haiti - Why do people suffer?

GOD and Man - A Holistic View - Science, creation and the Bible.

God of Allopathic Medicine

God's Healing Word Ministry - Check out the extensive blog site here.

God's Illuminati - Who did you think invented evil?

God's Welfare System - Be sure to read all six pages on how welfare used to be administered in the Bible.

The God Within - Excellent video on science and philosophy, by Mike Adams.

The Gospel According to Rothschild - The Illuminati's hand in the Bible translations.

GotQuestions.org - Excellent resource.

Halloween - Celebrates sex and death.

Happiness and the Bible - How to be happy in today's world.

Harmless as Doves Ministry - Good biblical support for conscientious objection.

Haredi Jews

Harry Potter - Should Christian's be reading the books and watching the movies?

Harry Potter Deadly Magic - More biblical reasons not to support it.

Healing Oils of the Bible

Heart, Mind & Soul - Where is it stored? By Dr. Mercola.

Hebrew Date Converter - Check your birth date here.

Hebrew Dates of Interest - From the Bible.

Hidden Chambers - Biblical references to the subconscious and the use of EFT. By Dr. Mercola.

Hitting & Spanking Children - Samuel Martin.

Homosexuality and Judaism - A marriage made in hell.

How To Live A Christian Life 1

How To Live A Christian Life 2

If Christians Were Christians - There would be no...

Illuminati - In biblical history.

Immortality Road - Very interesting blog site. Sign up for the free email subscription.

Islam - Why do we ignore the threat?

Institute for Creation Research - Scientific creation research.

Iran in Prophecy - By Dr. Ernest L. Martin.

Is It All About You - Or God?

Islam - Three things about Islam (video). Full transcript is here.

It's Not About You

Jesus, James, Joseph and the Past and Future Temple, Version N36 - Written by former students of Dr. Martin.

Jesus: The Man and His Work - By Wallace D. Wattles. Highly recommended reading, though we don't endorse everything in the book.

Jesus' Message 1

Jesus' Message 2

Jewish Roman World of Jesus - By Dr. Tabor.

Jews or Khazars?

Job - Trials and triulations got you down? Also here and here and here and here.

John Darby - Famous eveangelist.

Joseph of Arimathea - Very interesting article.

Josephus - Online text of this important biblical historian.

Josephus

Judge...Or, Not To Judge?

Kenneth Hancock - Kingdom of God, Sons of God.

Khazars or Jews?

Kingdom of God - Probably the most import decision you will ever make, only we never talk about it.

Kingdom of God - Biblical researcher, Kenneth Wayne Hancock.

Kingdom of God - From the Bible Research.org 

King James Bible Counterfeit - Exposed.

King James Bible Defended - Vast collection of KJV links.

King James Bible Discrepancies 1 - Google search.

King James Bible Discrepancies 2 - Ages or Eternity?

King James Bible Online

KnowledgeFiles.com - Extensive listings of free e-books on almost every subject.

Last Trumpet Ministries - Interesting analysis of world events, though their biblical interpretation may not be correct.

Law of Attraction - From a biblical perspective.

Laying on of Hands

Life After Death - It occurs only after the resurrection, not before.

Life is Simple, Hard but Simple - Free PDF download.

Life of All Flesh is the Blood

Many Ways to God? - Not really.

Map of Religions of the U.S.

Marriage - A new perspective.

Meditation 1 - Is it Christian?

Meditation 2 - Mystically encountering God?

Memories - Perfect.

Mercy Not Sacrifice - Christianity and war.

Metareligion - Religion and the esoteric.

Metareligion - Science and Philosophy.

Methernitha - Christian community in Switzerland with free energy devices.

Dr. Michael Heiser - Bible scholar with many interesting articles.

Dr. Michael Heiser's Biography

Dr. Michael Heiser's DVD

Dr. Michael Heiser's FAQ

Dr. Michael Heiser's Jesus, Christianity & the Da Vinci Code - On Coast to Coast.

Dr. Michael Heiser's Resume

Dr. Michael Heiser's Videos - Watch these online for free.

Mind 1

Mind 2

Mind 3

Miracles - And why we should not be impressed with them.

Morality - How we don't have it.

Mysteries of the Bible - Controversial subjects explored, including the Temple Mount.

Mysteries of Egypt - How the Pyramids were built.

Mystical Christianity

The Nachash and His Seed: Some Explanatory Notes on Why the “Serpent” in Genesis 3 Wasn’t a Serpent - By Dr. Michael Heiser.

National Council of Churches

National Prayer Network - How hate laws make criminals out of Christians.

Nazareneproject.com - Free PDF download on Jesus and the Temple.

Nazarene Project - Facebook.

The Nazarzine - Information and a newsletter on world events from a Christian perspective.

Nephilim - Also, here and here.

New Jerusalem - Articles by Dr. Martin and David Sielaff.

Noah - The movie.

Numerology in Creation

Original Bible Project - Decades overdue in their final publication of what will probably be the ultimate translation, they at least offer a free download on the book of Genesis.

Pedophilia - In the Jewish Talmud.

The Pew Forum - Statistics and information on all religions.

Playing the Bible as Music

Power of Prophecy - World events from a biblical perspective.

Praiseandcoffee.com - Excellent free online magazine for women.

Prayer Power 1 - The power of prayer from a medical perspective. By Dr. Mercola.

Prayer Power 2 - More of the same.

Pre/Post Tribulation Rapture - The pre-tribulation rapture theory exposed.

Preterism - Have the end-time prophecies already been fulfilled? The three-fold prophetic principle discovered by Dr. Ernest L. Martin?

Proper Order of the Books of the Bible - PDF chart that shows the proper order of the books of the Bible.

Public School Alternatives - For the best results in raising Christian children.

Pastor Roger Anghis - Archive of many well biblically researched articles involving wealth and our Founding Fathers' Faith.

Process Theology - What is it?

Proverbs - Understanding how it islaid out.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin - Great wisdom articles. More articles are here.

RationalChristianity.net

Real Jew News - Video mentions Dr. Martin's Temple Book.

Red Sea Crossing - PowerPoint presentation on the proof.

Reincarnation - A possible explanation.

Religion and Philosophy - HubPages.com.

Religion or Theology? - By Mr. Brian H. Butler.

Retirement 1 - What does the Bible say?

Retirement 2

Retirement 3 - Biblical.

Righteous Men - Or, lack thereof.

Sacred Names of God and Jesus

Salt - Dr. Robert O. Young says, "Sodium is the foundational element of life that connects the physical to the spiritual giving rise to the soul. Without salt there is no life."

Samuel Martin - Dr. Martin's son.

Satan - Do You Understand Who Satan Is? A biblical review of who Satan really is.

Satan the Devil

The Scientific Death of Jesus - Scientifically described by Dr. Mercola.

Scripture 4 All - Excellent, free translation downloads.

"The Secret" Movie/Book - Is it anti-Christian?

Serpent/Dragon Scriptures - Scriptures that might be in reference to the Illuminati, the New World Order and to the Reptilians.

Sex, Lust and Pornography - Martin Zender. Part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.

shocked.jpg (75489 bytes)Shocked by the Bible - An excellent book that endorses most ASK material.

Sigler.org - Practical spiritual lifestyles.

Sons of God - Mark Schuebel.

Sons of God - And your future. By Kenneth Hancock.

Soul Connection to the Body - It's the salt.

Spanking Controversy - By Samuel Martin, Dr. Martin's son.

Spirit and DNA - Reprogramable.

Spiritual Issues Are Health Issues

Spiritual Maturity - The words we speak.

Suicide in the Bible - The unexpected biblical example. Dr. Martin. Also read Fear in Scripture.

Suicide - Biblical examples.

Suicide - Google sites.

Temple Mount Rebuilding by the Illuminati - Illuminati control over all archeological excavations and the Temple Mount "experts".

Temple Mount Time Bomb - Excellent article on the explosiveness of the Temple Mount and Dr. Martin's discovery of the correct location.

Temple Mount Model - Not necessarily accurate, but an interesting attempt.

Ten Lost Tribes of Israel

Tentmaker - The largest website on Universal Reconciliation.

Texe Marrs - Satanic, Illuminati symbolism and activities exposed.

The Biggest Lie - By Brian Butler, former student of Dr. Martin. The Biggest Lie

The Facts of Function - PDF from Richard G. Stodola. Explains the difference between fact based people and function based people.

Thy Rod and Thy Staff... - The spanking controversy, by Samuel Martin.  

Tongues - Where the practice of "speaking in tongues" came from.

Topography of Faith - State by state listing of faiths.

Tower of Babel & European Union - Biblical history.

Tracts on Witchcraft  - Also covers Halloween and Harry potter.

Transparent English Bible - The most accurate to date.

Trinity - Where is it in the Bible? Also, here.

Trinity - Attempts to explain it.

True Freedom - What the Bible says.

Trust God - Jack Hannon.

Truth - The real meaning of the biblical words. Important for doing any type of Bible study.

Unalienable Rights - From God?

Universe Confirms the Bible - Scientific facts and biblical scripture.

Universal Reconciliation 1 - Part I by Dr. Martin. What our future destiny really is.

Universal Reconciliation 2 - Part II.

Universal Reconciliation 3 - Part III.

Universal Reconciliation 4 - 100 scriptural proofs.

Universal Reconciliation 5 - Believed by the early ekklesia up to 500 AD. Video by Prof. Dr. Illaria Ramelli.

The Unveiling of the Sons of God - Free ebook by Kenneth Wayne Hancock. Highly recommended.

Watch Unto Prayer - Biblical evaluation of current events. Search for topics here.

What-The-Hell-Is-Hell.com - An interesting expose on "hell".

Wisdom - The Seven Pillars

Whore of Babylon - Illuminati, pedophilia, banking, etc.

Why Are Christians Such Wimps? - Why don't we speak up?

Why Are We Here? By Brian H. Butler, former student of Dr. Martin.

Why Most Christians (including those visiting this site) Will Not Be In the Kingdom of God

Women's Dress Code - From the Bible.

Women Prophesying - What do the scriptures say?

Women's Role in the Congregation

Dr. Martin's Early Articles from the 

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Bible Software and Online Search Sites

1611 King James Bible - Search scriptures online.

BibleGateway.com - Biblical search engine.

Bibles.com - Biblical search engine.

Bibles.net - Biblical search engine.

The Bible Tool - Biblical software downloads.

Concordant Publishing - Excellent biblical search engine.

E-Sword - Biblical software downloads.

 

Logos Bible Software - This is the most advanced Bible software available.

Online Parallel Bible - Biblical search engine.

Parallel Bible - Many biblical study aids and search engine.

Scripture4all - Free Bible software.

Strong's Concordance - Online search engine.

StudyBible.info - Excellent online source for all versions and translations. Highly recommended.

The Word - Bible Software

 

How Can We Learn to Trust God Completely?

Faith is more than positive thinking. Positive thinking will NOT produce faith. Faith is trust in God, and the only way to develop faith is to learn to know God. Since He is trustworthy, as we learn to know Him, we spontaneously learn to trust Him. Faith is trusting God when things don't turn out the way we expect.

Hebrews 11:6 is the classic text:

"Without faith it is impossible to please God: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is (that God exists), and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."

God IS a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Not those who seek merely His blessings, but those who seek Him, are the ones who find their reward. For He is the reward.

Yet, Luke 18:8 says,

"When the Son of man comes, will He find faith on earth?"

You can't work on your righteousness - nor can you work on your faith. Both are gifts. Both are fruit. Both come as a result of knowing Jesus. And knowing Jesus comes as a result of spending time in communion and fellowship and relationship with Him. If you will come to Him, He will give you the genuine faith that you need.

The first byproduct of seeking Jesus is genuine faith. Righteousness, or right-doing, is the second.

No man can create faith. The Spirit of God operating upon and enlightening the human, creates faith.

Only two things are necessary in order to trust someone. First you must find someone who is trustworthy. Second, you must get to know him.

But when it comes to the Christian life, only one thing is required; that you come to Jesus, and that you keep coming to Him day by day. If you will keep coming to Him, God has made Himself responsible for taking care of everything else that needs to happen in your life. "If the eye is kept fixed on Christ, the work of the Spirit does not cease until the soul is conformed to God's image." E.G.White, The Desire of Ages, pg 302.

The only deliberate effort in the Christian life is to seek God. Spontaneous effort toward other things will result.

God is bringing us to a decision: Do we trust God or do we trust in "man"?

Isn't it reasonable to trust good Christian experts, like doctors and counselors? Doesn't God work through them?

When Jesus was on earth and someone came to Him for healing, He never once said, "Go see Luke, I heal through doctors." (Luke was a physician) Instead, Jesus healed the person directly, either through His Word, which we have today in the form of the Bible, or He healed them through natural methods, such as clay or water.

God has promised to "heal ALL our diseases." Psalm 103:3 He tells us that He, alone, is our Physician. "I am the Lord who heals you." Exodus 15:26 Then He tells us exactly how He will do it in Deuteronomy 7:11-15: "If you obey My laws (including His Ten Natural Health Laws), My commandments and My decrees. . . I will keep you free from EVERY disease."

We must claim God's promise of healing, THEN we must follow His procedure that consists of keeping His Ten Commandments and following His Ten Natural Health Laws (Please see "You Can't Improve on God" at ww.drday.com).

All action is dependent on belief. In other words, if you believe something, you will act on it. If you don't believe it, you will not act on it. If you truly believe that God heals through His Ten Step Natural Health Plan, you will follow it. If you DON'T believe in it, you won't. Instead, you will go to the doctor and use drugs and/or surgery to treat disease.

Many Christians believe that God gave us doctors, so therefore we should use them. Just because doctors are present on earth, we cannot automatically assume that God wants us to use them. The mere presence of various other groups of people on earth, such as thieves, prostitutes, murderers, does not, in any way, suggest that God wants us to employ their services.

(Note: I'm not suggesting that doctors are thieves, prostitutes or murderers. Please don't miss the point of this illustration.)

Many Christians will say they believe in God's Natural Plan of Healing, but then they trot off to the doctor to receive conventional drug treatment. It is impossible to have it both ways. Your actions will reveal your beliefs. What you DO speaks much louder than what you say!

That's why the Bible says, "Faith without works, is dead." If you claim to have faith, to believe God's promises, but you don't act on them, then you really have no faith. Your faith is "dead."

We are told in Isaiah 1:18, "Come now and let us reason together..." yet in 2 Corinthians 5:7 we're told to "walk by faith and not by sight."

What happens to our "reason" if we walk by faith (believing without seeing) and not by sight. The knowledge of this world tells us that we should only believe when we see! I'll believe it when I see it," is a frequently spoken phrase.

But God's way is different. God says that we will only SEE, when we first BELIEVE! The "believing" comes first. We must believe that God WILL do what He has already promised to do. Only then will we see the promise fulfilled.

Jesus could not do many healings in His home town of Nazareth "because of their unbelief." The one prerequisite for anyone who came to Jesus for healing was that he must "believe" - he must have faith.

But in order to trust God, one must get to know Him. You cannot trust a stranger with your life. In order to trust someone, that person must, over time, prove himself to be worthy of your trust - to be trustworthy.

So, how do we get to know God so well that we can trust Him with our life?

What Does it Mean to "Know" God?

Do you Really KNOW God or do you just know ABOUT God?
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Right before Jesus was arrested to be crucified, He spoke to His disciples, saying:

John 17:1,2 "Father, the hour is come: glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify Thee: As thou hast given Him authority over ALL flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given Him."

(Note here another reference to Universal Restoration, because we read in John 3:35 -
"The Father loves the Son, and has given ALL into His hand."

verse 3 "And THIS is life eternal (eonian), that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent."

Since our "eternal life" depends on "knowing" God and Jesus Christ, we must understand what that means and involves.

Notice also that in John 16:31, Jesus asked His disciples,

"Do you now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own place, and shall leave Me alone: and yet I am NOT alone, because the Father is with Me."

Since Jesus came to walk our walk, to show us what WE would have to go through, to be an example for US, this passage tells us that we, too, shall be ALONE when we are tested in the last days, which are upon us now. There will be no "church" to support us, and most, if not all, of our friends will forsake us just as Jesus' closest friends forsook Him. We will have to depend entirely on our heavenly Father for support.

(Unfortunately, the Christian "church" of today is teaching everyone to depend on "the Church" rather than on God. The members are taught to depend on each other, to depend on support groups, to depend on "Christian" psychologists, to depend on the other members of the women's ministries, to depend on the other members of Promisekeepers, and other "Christian" organization support systems, and to depend on their pastors and other church leaders, rather than on God!)

Jesus, in speaking of His Second Coming and His relationship to many professed Christians at that time, declared in Matt. 7:21-23:

"Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.

"Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? And in Thy Name have cast out demons? and in Thy Name done many miracles?

"And then will I profess unto them, 栗 never KNEW you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity (lawlessness)."

Jesus is clearly talking about those who profess to follow Him - Believers! He is NOT speaking about unbelievers. "Unbelievers" will not be prophesying in the name of Christ, casting out demons or performing miracles in the name of Christ. Obviously, Jesus is referring to Christians when He declares that He will say to them,

"I never KNEW you; depart from Me, you that work iniquity (lawlessness)"

The Bible tells us in 1 John 3:4 that,

"Whosoever commits sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." (The literal translation is: "Whosoever commits sin commits lawlessness; for sin is lawlessness.")

So the group that Jesus is speaking of here, those who are prophesying, casting out demons and doing miracles in the name of Christ, are the very people who profess to be Christians, profess to be followers of Christ, but are transgressing the law - they are guilty of lawlessness. They are NOT real Christians, and, in fact, they are the second Beast in Revelation 13 - the Lamb-like beast (they appear to be Christians) but they speak as a dragon (they have the character and message of Satan - the dragon).

This comprises the vast majority of the "Christian" church of today who PROFESS to "Know" Christ, but really DON'T!

What does it mean to "know" Christ?

In Genesis 4:1, God's Word gives us the definition of the word "know":

"And Adam KNEW Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain..."

God uses the word "Know" to mean the most intimate relationship that two individuals can have with each other. That's the kind of spiritual relationship we must have with God, if we are to be in the group that really "Knows" God.

What does that spiritual intimacy include?

1. We must have such an intimate relationship with God that we can truly talk with Him as we talk with our spouse or closest friend. We must share everything with Him. Talking to Him must become easy, second-nature, not contrived or stumbling, even though it may be uncomfortable and stumbling in the beginning.

2. We must be comfortable in His presence.

3. We must be able to tell Him that we love Him.

4. We must not be afraid of Him.

5. We must learn to trust Him to run our life, to make all of our plans.

6. We must trust (believe) that He will come through for us - that He WILL keep ALL the promises He has made to us. Those promises include:

a. that He will be with us in trouble

b. that He will provide food for us

c. that He will provide ALL our needs

d. that He WILL answer our prayers (but maybe not in the way we wish)

e. that He WILL save us

f. that He WILL save our children

g. that HE is the one who brings calamity to us - but ONLY for our own good.

h. that He will go through the calamity with us

i. that the calamity He brings into our lives, no matter what it is, is brought to us to build our character to make us like Him.

j. that, no matter what happens, we should have no fear

k. that He DOES love us.

l. that we must go directly to HIM, and NOT to "man" - to doctors, when we are sick.

m. that we go directly to HIM, and NOT to "Christian" counselors or pastors, when we have troubles.

n. that we WILL hear His voice

o. that we DO trust Him with our life, and we have no need of "self - defense."

p. that He WILL make us PERFECT!

How do we develop that trust in God? How do we get to KNOW Him that well?

There is only ONE way:

Daily Bible study and prayer! And it must be done in the following way:

a. Privately

b. Always in the same place.

c. Always in the morning - at the beginning of every new day when one is most alert. (Praying should be done in the evening, as well, but the major praying and Bible study should be done in the morning.)

d. Praying MUST be done on our knees - in total submission to God (unless one is too ill or weak to pray on his or her knees). (If you don't want to pray on your knees, ask yourself "Why?" Better yet, tell GOD why you don't!)

You'll NEVER find God until you get on your knees!

e. It must be done EVERY day, not just now and then. It MUST become a daily habit!

f. If you are just starting out, begin with 15 minutes. As you get to know God personally, you will find that you WANT - and you NEED - to spend more time with Him every day - up to an hour a day, or more.

This is the ONLY way to get to "Know" God - or anyone else, for that matter - by spending regular time ALONE with that individual.

"You will seek Me and you WILL find Me (but ONLY) WHEN you search for Me with ALL your heart!" Jeremiah 29:13

The rewards are great! You will find peace, joy, lack of fear for your safety, lack of fear for the future, calmness and self-control. Your life will never again feel like it's out of control. You will know that God is ALWAYS in control of your life.

When you learn to "Know" God in this way, you will trust Him completely, and you will truly be able to

"Be anxious for NOTHING!" Phillipians 4:6-7

HOW THE APOSTLES DIED

1. Matthew
Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword wound.
2. Mark
Died in Alexandria, Egypt , after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead.
3. Luke
Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous Preaching to the lost.
4. John
Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered From death.
John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos . The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve As Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully
5. Peter
He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross.
According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
6. James
The leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his
enemies beat James to death with a fuller's club.
* This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7. James the Son of Zebedee,
was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer Walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and Knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.
8. Bartholomew
Also known as Nathaniel Was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
9. Andrew
Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: 'I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.' He continued to preach to his tormentors For two days until he expired.
10. Thomas
Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.
11. Jude
Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
12. Matthias
The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
13. Paul
Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many
epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.
Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles and disciples during their times For the sake of the Faith. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: But he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Pass on to encourage other Christians
Why Do we feel sleepy in Prayer,
But stay awake through a 3 hour movie?
Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY BOOK,
But find it easy to read other books?
Why is it so easy to ignore a msg about God,
Yet we forward the nasty ones?
Why are Prayers getting smaller,
But bars and clubs are expanding
Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity,
But very difficult to engage with God?
Think about it, are you going to forward this?
Are you going to ignore it, cause you think you will get laughed at?
Forward this to all your friends.
80% of you won't forward this.
God said:
If you deny me in front of your
friends, I will deny you on the day of judgment:
When one door closes , God opens two : If God has opened doors for you.

A  NEW LOOK at ABORTION for CHRISTIANS

Is This God's Plan-B?

05/13/2018 Updated 07/21/2018

Recently a friend of mine started an email conversation with me on the subject of abortion. He was not completely sold on the explanation presented by Dr. Ernest L. Martin (and others, see below) that basically said that scripture showed that life does not begin until the “breath of life” commences. We emailed back and forth several times, pretty much covering the entire subject, but realizing that the scriptures were just not as definitive on the subject as we would like and that each of us will still hold our respective views.

The next day I happened to read a post on Facebook where a young mother with four kids was having difficulty in finding a doctor who would tie her tubes. They all said she was “too young.” She says that she always used birth control and still ended up having four unplanned kids at a young age. She had tried to do the responsible thing by using birth control. And now she wanted to be even more responsible by making it impossible to get pregnant again, only to be thwarted in that endeavor, too.

“Okay,” I said to myself. “This issue of abortion really does need to be addressed.” But it needs to be addressed from a different perspective than the traditional arguments. Searching the Bible for answers led to only one conclusion. And that was that God apparently chose to not specifically address the reproduction/sex/birth control issue ― and especially abortion.

It seems that God has left the whole subject of the technical mechanics of sex (and reproduction) up to mankind to figure out for themselves. Common sense would dictate that if one simply avoids sex, there will be no problem. But is that what God intended when he invented sex? I find it hard to believe that.

Below is a list of observations that I have compiled that I think we need to consider:

  1. We know from experience that there is no form of birth control that is 100% foolproof. It should be noted that half of all abortions are the result of unintended pregnancies while using birth control.

  2. Therefore, whether married or not, having sex can be viewed as some sort of sadistic gamble. You either have a good time, waiting impatiently for the next encounter. Or you end up with a pregnancy that is usually unwanted and for which the couple is ill prepared. Some might view the “new addition” as a blessing to their relationship. But for most others, however, it becomes an instant and total nightmare and the ruination of their lives. And for the child, it can also mean a life of all kinds of resulting hardship.

  3. So, what exactly was God thinking, knowing that this statistical gamble would eventually affect so many people's lives? Did He know that mankind would eventually figure out that there is a "Plan-B" that can be utilized when birth control fails (as it statistically will) ― now known as the abortion.

  4. What did God think should happen when women become pregnant by rape? Or they are found to be carrying a severely deformed or defective fetus? Or that the mother is not capable of raising another child or of even carrying a fetus for nine months to be adopted out upon birth? Or that the woman is past the normal safe child bearing/raising years, around 40, yet still capable of getting pregnant?

So, in my humble opinion, and in understanding that life does not begin until the "breath of life begins," I have to assume that God has permitted the abortion procedure to exist. He could have addressed it in the Bible, but He did not. And He could have easily designed the female body so that an abortion could not be performed at all, but He did not. And He could have designed a foolproof contraceptive, but He did not.

Before I close, let me address one other aspect of this attempt by Christians to do the right thing. While Christians debate the abortion issue with passion and accuse women who obtain abortions as murderers, they ironically turn a blind eye to other tragedies as bad and maybe even worse than the perceived murdering of innocent children.

And that issue is forced vaccinations (all of which are toxic poisons and which are totally ineffective in preventing disease.) Now mandatory in California (which is often the nation's leader in new programs destined for the rest of the nation,) two other states and in Australia and a few other countries, vaccinations result in children having 5 times the number of medical problems during their lives than non-vaccinated children. And that is if they are "lucky."

For the unlucky kids, they will develop autism or a host of other debilitating diseases that will prevent them from ever functioning in a normal way. Or, they will simply die, where their unfortunate demise will be blamed on the ever mysterious SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ― or the doctors will write it off as a random coincidence. Often the parents are blamed for the mysterious death and are convicted of "Shaken Baby Syndrome," and are sent to prison.

As an aside, you, the adult, are next in line to receive mandatory vaccinations. The ultimate goal is for adults to be vaccinated, too.

But wait! There is even more tradgedy that needs to be addressed. How about child trafficking? And pedophilia being practiced by the elite of our society on a grand scale? Who is looking out for these poor kids? And what about the systematic murder of holistic health practitioners who have blown the whistle on the truth about vaccines (now totalling almost 100 over the last year)? Or the illegal medical kidnapping of children whose parents refuse vaccinations? Or gun point medicine.

Certainly not the pro-life people and/or Christians.

Maybe it is just me. But when I look at the totality of crimes against children that Christians refuse to even address ― and then look at the issue of abortion that they love to get excited about, I have to conclude that we as Christians are one hypocritical lot. Who are we kidding? Certainly not God.

I could be dead wrong in my conclusion. And many reading this article will probably agree that I am. But I just can’t believe that a loving God would create the wonderful act of love that can so easily become an instant nightmare and a burden for mankind. He must have allowed for a Plan-B (abortion.)

Please read all of the articles below for further enlightenment on this highly controversial issue:

  1. Abortion and the Bible

  2. Abortion from a Christian Perspective

  3. Why We Must Support the Procedure

  4. Pro-Choice Christians

  5. Induced Abortions in the U.S.

  6. Abortion Is Not Murder

  7. Breath of Life

Ken N.