Issue Number 61 - AUGUST 2017

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."


Headlines Declare Mark of the Beast (Sunday Law) is Coming!

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In this issue:

Prophecy in the News -------page 1
Prophecy Study ------------- page 2
Easy Facts -------------------- page 2
Truth-Provided Videos ----- page 1
Bible Truth --------------------page 3
Health  (Manual Training)---page 4
Bible Study Lesson 17------- page 4

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VIDEO: Senator McCaskil promotes Socialized Medicine in USA

"A recent Urban Institute study suggests that a single-payer health care system could cost $32 trillion over the next ten years. McCaskill admitted that she would remain open to a single-payer health care system if Democrats were able to keep costs down through comparison shopping. …In late July McCaskill voted “present” on a vote that would establish a “Medicare for All” health care bill similar to the one proposed by Bernie Sanders. Recently the Washington Post admitted that single-payer health care would be “astonishingly” expensive. The Urban Institute estimated that the proposed socialized medicine scheme would cost $32 trillion over ten years."

First and foremost, how many students of prophecy saw this coming? I can imagine a sea of hands raised high up on that one. As I have been proving for years on my Vatican Socialist Agenda page (http://www.remnantofgod.org/VaticanSocialist.htm), a cashless as well as socialistic format in America is a must if they are ever to be able to enforce the mark. And her Bernie Sanders (a card carrying Socialist) inspired single-pay healthcare system is nothing new. Well, ok, it is new for America, but it's nothing new in the world. Take Canada for example where they have a socialist healthcare system. Ask anyone in that country what the average time is to see a doctor and you will be shocked. But that's not the issue here. McCaskill, like Sanders, are tooting the old worn out horn that Socialism doesn't necessarily have to be the stepping stone to Communism. But as every Communist nation has seen come to fruition in their past, we are now seeing with our own eyes since September 11th; whenever you give up a few freedoms here and there to the Government, they usually go for more and never stop there. After all, once in power any politician will admit gaining more power is always a staggering temptation.

Case in point, big government thrives on cultivating power over the people. And they always lie through their teeth to get there. Take a look at the picture on the bottom of this post. That's the bottom section of the front of my Social Security card from back when I was 12 years old. Notice how it says "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" on that card? That was back in the 1960's. But today, that exact same Social Security number is REQUIRED in order to get a bank account, a credit card, a loan, a diploma, an apartment to live in or even a job just to name a few! Once the people go along with the powers that be and their power crazed agendas, (as we saw with the 501c3 as well) after a few decades of making sure everyone's in the same boat, they always drop the anchor and you're not going anywhere without their permission!

So when McCaskil or Sanders say a single payer Socialist form of healthcare won't lead to more control over the American people, I wouldn't believe them anymore than I did Obama when he said Obamacare would allow you to keep your old doctors and the prices would not go up. No wonder they call it Obamacare, calling it by its real name, "the Affordable Care Act" sounds ludicrous.he or she did their best to prevent it. This would then allow the doctor’s malpractice insurance premiums to plummet, which would then cause all healthcare prices to drop as well. Basic reality is, all hospitals charge massive prices for their services to offset gargantuan insurance premiums. But I don’t think they could calculate a risk factor per patient to make it cost effective day one. And so they would have to stipulate the insurance premium discount is only available after a majority (51%) of the doctor’s patients signed off on it. The only problem I can see that could surface is that a new doctor would take time to get to the 51% in any major hospital and so he or she may not be able to take on new patients on their own until after a high enough percentile was secured to make it feasible for them to take on the new patient who may not sign off. Again.. just my two cents.

Now for my two cents:

When it comes to lowering healthcare costs, all you have to do is get patients to sign off on suing the doctor’s they trust. When they do that the only way the doctor can be sued will be if he was drunk or some other extenuating circumstance occurred that was way out of character causing a death or crippling event for their patient. Basic reality is, many people trust the family doctor and would never have a problem signing off knowing that if something went wrong it would not be the doctor's fault as they trust he or she did their best to prevent it. This would then allow the doctor’s malpractice insurance premiums to plummet, which would then cause all healthcare prices to drop as well. Basic reality is, all hospitals charge massive prices for their services to offset gargantuan insurance premiums. But I don’t think they could calculate a risk factor per patient to make it cost effective day one. And so they would have to stipulate the insurance premium discount is only available after a majority (51%) of the doctor’s patients signed off on it. The only problem I can see that could surface is that a new doctor would take time to get to the 51% in any major hospital and so he or she may not be able to take on new patients on their own until after a high enough percentile was secured to make it feasible for them to take on the new patient who may not sign off. Again.. just my two cents.


Continuing from last month...

 #9 Perilous times shall come
2 Timothy 3:1-5, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."

This passage has many prophetic statements in it that do in fact lead to perilous times for our society. I don't think I need to go over each item here in as it can be seen by even the scoffer what Paul is describing to Timothy here is indeed today's world in graphic detail. If any of us are still watching TV, or remember what we used to see on TV daily, we can see all of these evil traits played out in every sitcom, Newscast, movie and commercial each and every hour of the day.

Quickly going through the list we see that yes, men truly do put off an air of self love like never before. This is especially true in how commercials advertise their products to appeal to self and the glorification of same. This of course leads to covetousness when your neighbor has a new car or a better house than you do, and so you want it. The fact your neighbor boasts about his car, home and toys also tempts mankind to covet. And as expected and prophesied, the boaster himself puffs himself up with pride while doing so. As for blasphemers, almost everyone you meet take the Lord's name in vain today, or worse yet they claim to be Christians while embracing sin as perfectly acceptable to God. And as these people begin to have children, and by example show their children there is no need for God in their lives, the children then become disobedient to their parents. This is something society has been dealing with now for decades. I recall the "tough love" days of the 1970's wherein I rebelled against my parents. Everything and everyone around me influenced me into actually thinking my parents where the enemy. Even though I loved them dearly, I was eventually moved to hate them and they never did anything bad to me at all. Yes, I was grounded on occasion like any teenager, and yes, I even knew that was all my own fault. But because I was taught to hate them, it became their fault that I was grounded. As for being unthankful, how many of us have seen News reports where someone declares they were lucky when they narrowly escaped death. Or worse yet, those around them declare they died because God didn't stop their death or He simply decided to take them. If a good thing happened, it was luck and not God that caused it. And if a bad thing happened, it was not luck but God who caused it.

As for the unholiness of mankind, just about everyone you meet see no sin in lying, premarital sex, alcohol, violent sports, porn, movies, revealing and sometimes vulgar fashions, piercing the body, tattoos, Sunday sabbath, homosexuality, abortion, cheating on their taxes and gossip, just to name a few. As for the unnatural affections of mankind today, homosexual marriage is now legal where just a few short decades ago the act of homosexuality would land you in jail!
To be continued….

 

 

Question: What does 2 Tim 3:6 mean?

2 Timothy 3:6  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts.

ANSWER:
When Read in context, this is what 2 Tim 3:1-6 says.

  • 2 Timothy 3:1-6, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,"

In verses 1-5 it speaks about the wicked people of today that claim to be Christians that proclaim to be godly, but are actually denying God’s power to do just about everything from release them from addictions to help them find work that won’t force them to break Sabbath, as well as a multitude of other sins. Many so called Christians worship Christ in lip service only. As the 5 verses depict, they do everything we see the churches doing today. There are even some homosexuals that claim to be Christians as this passage predicted. Something that insane would never be believed as little as 30 years ago. But today, there are some churches that pander to homosexuality.

When we look at the first 5 verses and how they depict today’s society, and then read verse 6, it’s easy to see that if we do not “withdraw ourselves from such as these” they will creep into our homes as we consider them to be trustworthy and convince such foolish souls that are easily lead astray into all sorts of different sins.

For example.. A Roman Catholic priest who is mostly likely familiar with all the sins listed in the first 5 verses as being part of his life, this man would be looked upon by some people as godly. As Timothy is stating he can then creep in unawares. The reason the woman, or “church” appears silly is because, it’s just plain silly that they would fall for someone so obviously sinful. Had they read their Bibles they would not be considered foolish, but wise. So, the man creeps or sneaks into the home and because he is trusted, he leads to people into the captivity of sin.

Continuing from last month...

NORWAY, 1436
(Church Conference at Oslo) "It is forbidden under the same penalty to keep Saturday holy by refraining from labour." History of the Norwegian Church, p.401

FRANCE - Waldenses
"Louis XII, King of France (1498-1515), being informed by the enemies of the Waldense inhabiting a part of the province of Province, that several heinous crimes were laid to their account, sent the Master of Requests, and a certain doctor of the Sorbonne, to make inquiry into this matter. On their return they reported that they had visited all the parishes, but could not discover any traces of those crimes with which they were charged. On the contrary, they kept the Sabbath day, observed the ordinance of baptism, according to the primitive church, instructed their children in the articles of the Christian faith, and the commandmnets of God. The King having heard the report of his commisioners, said with an oath that they were better men than himself or his people." History of the Christian Church, Vol.II, pp. 71, 72, third edition. London: 1818

INDIA
"Separated from the Western world for a thousand years, they were naturally ignorant of many novelties introduced by the councils and decrees of the Lateran. 'We are Christians, and not idolaters,' was their expressive reply when required to do homage to the image of the Virgin Mary.'"
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Sabbath Observance Through The Centuries - The Sixteenth Century A.D.
ENGLAND
"In the reign of Elizabeth, it occurred to many conscientious and independent thinkers (as it previously had done to some Protestants in Bohemia) that the fourth commandment required of them the observance, not of the first, but of the specified 'seventh' day of the week." Chambers' Cyclopaedia, article "Sabbath," Vol. 8, p. 462, 1537

RUSSIA (Council, Noscow, 1593)
"The accused [Sabbath-keepers] were summoned; they openly acknowledged the new faith, and defended the same. The most eminent of them, the secretary of state, Kuritzyn, Ivan Maximow, Kassian, archimandrite of the Fury Monastery of Novgorod, were condemned to death, and burned publicly in cages, at Moscow; Dec. 17,1503." H.Sternberfi, "Geschichte der Juden" (Leipsig, 1873), pp.117-122

SWEDEN

"This zeal for Saturday-keeping continued for a long time: even little things which might strengthen the practice of keeping Saturday were

punished." Bishop Anjou, "Svenska Kirkans Historia after Motetthiers, Upsala

LICHENSTEIN FAMILY
(estates in Austria, Bohemia, Morovia, Hungary. Lichenstein in the Rhine Valley wasn't their country until the end of the 7th century). "The Sabbatarians teach that the outward Sabbath, i.e. Saturday, still must be observed, They say that Sunday is the Pope's invention." Refutation of Sabbath, by Wolfgang Capito, published 1599

BOHEMIA (the Bohemian Brethren)
Dr. R. Cox says: "I find from a passage in Erasmus that at the early period of the Reformantion when he wrote, there were Sabbatarians in Bohemia, who not only kept the seventh day, but were said to be...scrupulous in resting on it." Literature of the Sabbath Question, Cox, Vol. II, pp. 201, 202

HISTORIAN'S LIST OF CHURCHES (16th Century)
"Sabbatarians, so called because they reject the observance of the Lord's day as not commanded in Scripture, they consider the Sabbath alone to be holy, as God rested on that day and commanded to keep it holy and to rest on it." A. Ross

GERMANY
-Dr. Esk (while refuting the Reformers) "However, the church has transferred the observance from Saturday to Sunday by virtue of her own power, without Scripture." Dr. Esk's "Enchiridion," 1533, pp.78,79

PRINCES OF LICHTENSTEIN (Europe)
About the hear 1520 many of these Sabbath-keepers found shelter on the estate of Lord Leonhardt of Lichtensein held to the observance of the true Sabbath." J.N.Andrews, History of the Sabbath, p. 649, ed.

INDIA
"The famous Jesuit, Francis Xavier, called for the Inquisition, which was set up in Goa, India, in 1560, to check the 'Jewish wickedness' (Sabbath-keeping)." Adeney, "The Greek and Eastern Churches," p.527, 528

NORWAY-1544
"Some of you, contrary to the warning, keep Saturday. You ought to be severely punished. Whoever shall be found keeping Saturday, must pay a fine of ten marks." History of King Christian the Third," Niels Krag and S. Stephanius

AUSTRIA
"Sabatarians now exist in Austria." Luther, "Lectures on Genesis," A.D.1523-27
To be continued….

 

Lesson 17:

How to Give Your Heart to Christ

Continuing from last month...

23. Although I do not find it within myself to perform good works, what one thing is present?
Romans 7:18 ____________________________________________

24. What then is the first step to victory?

2 Corinthians 8:12________________________________________

25. Then what are we to do? And how does it work?
2 Corinthians 8:11 ______________________________________

 

Next Lesson:

Lesson 18: The Treasure in the Temple

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IMPORTANCE OF MANUAL TRAINING

  • If all workers would spend few hours each day in outdoor labor, it would be a blessing to them; they would be able to discharge more successfully the duties of their calling.
  • The proper exercise of the mind and body of the youth will develop and strengthen all their powers. They will be able to preserve both mind and body and will be capable of doing a variety of work.
  • If our children will be educated to be masters of labor, and not slaves of labor, they will be saved from ignorance and idleness.
  • A worker, who gains the humblest occupation, by using the ability God has given him as an endowment, can become an educator, teaching others the art of doing work intelligently.
  • Means should be used to provide a workshop furnished with tools for boys and equal facilities for girls so they can be taught to love labor.
  • Agriculture and various other trades that could be learned will open resources for self-support.
  • Habits of industry are an important aid to the youth in resisting temptation.
  • The working of the land is a special blessing to the worker.
  • Manual labor should replace amusement to keep the youth in physical health.
  • Teaching the youth manual labor in all points will help them become useful as they shall leave their homes to go on foreign fields. They will not have to depend upon other people to cook and sew for them and to build their habitations. Their influence will be more effective by showing how to do work by the best methods and to produce the best results.
  • A smaller fund will be required for missionaries who are well educated in manual training and wherever they go, all that they have gained in this line will give them understanding.
  • Students should learn the science of how to treat the sick so that they will be welcomed in any place as there is suffering of every kind in every part of the world.

Some common types of manual labor that the youth or anyone can learn from and gain blessings from them:
 Felling trees, tilling the soil, printing-press, tent making, masonry, construction work, cooking, dressmaking, gardening, bookbinding, treating the sick  Source: Healthful Living, chapter 23