Atheist asks “The Most Difficult Question”

A necessary response to the Atheistic article shared on Twitter at https://twitter.com/vjack/status/952865605652307968 by titled:

Sunday, January 14, 2018 The Most Difficult Questions When It Comes To Being Saved By Faith

See article at: http://www.atheismandthecity.com/2018/01/the-most-difficult-questions-when-it.html?utm_content=buffer120c5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Response to article – an explanation and answer to the “Most Difficult Questions When It Comes to Being Saved By Faith”

by Rickey D. Holtsclaw, @RickeyDale07 (Twitter)

The corruption of the Human Genome resulting from sin/rebellion does not thwart or negate the plans and purposes of our Omniscient and Omnipotent Creator. When there exists two-minds and one-body there exists two-spirits, one for each cognitive entity that will give an account to the Lord Jesus Christ at the Eternal Judgment.  Though these beautiful ladies strive in one-body while constrained within this realm of “time,” if they trust and obey the Lord Jesus Christ, they will each be blessed with a sinless body of perfection in the soon to come Kingdom of God…for in the coming Kingdom, the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the crippled will walk and give glory to our beautiful and compassionate Creator-Jesus Christ…paradise lost will be paradise restored.

Relevant to the false description of salvation articulated within paragraph-one of the attached Atheistic article. True Christianity, that which is exclusively obedient to the Gospel of Jesus Christ void the demonic influence of denominations, cults or sects, is NOT confused regarding faith and works.

No man or woman can find righteousness (a right standing) before our Creator-Jesus Christ void faith and obedience. The man or woman seeking forgiveness of sin and righteousness with our Lord must FIRST approach the Lord with “faith” by believing that our Lord is exactly Who He has said that He is in His Word and that our Lord is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. In other words,

1) One must diligently seek the Creator in faith by believing that Jesus Christ is Lord-God and that He died for our sins.

Jesus - he that cometh to god must believe tht he is and a rewarder of those who seek him

2) Subsequent to “believing” and trusting that God is True, that person receives the Gift-the Guarantee of their relationship with our Creator by receiving the Holy Spirit who takes-up residence within the believer and renews and strengthens the believer to live a life that is worthy and reflective of the holiness of our God.

Jesus - holy spirit received the holy spirit of promise after confession trusting in jesus

3) In the process of redemption-salvation, REPENTANCE IS MANDATORY! In other words, the one who comes to God seeking forgiveness of sin must agree to repent/stop/turn away from their sinful/rebellious behavior. This is ONLY possible by obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit.

Jesus - repentance - Luke 13 3-5 unless you repent you too will all perish

4) Behavior/works then, and only then, becomes relevant in that the believer does not trust in works to find a right standing with God but “good works” and “good behavior” and “good deeds” are the manifestation of having a secure relationship with our Loving and Compassionate God…the “good works” are the “evidence” of one’s authentic salvation. As it is written, “Faith without works is dead.”

jesus - you will know them by their fruits or works

Again, mankind can NEVER “work” or be good enough to find favor in the sight of our HOLY, Just, God, but “good works” follow faith, redemption through “obedience.” There is no salvation or relationship unless one is “obedient” to the Son of God, Jesus Christ. As it is written, “He who believes in the Son has Eternal Life, but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God remains on him.”

Jesus - by grace through faith not works

jesus - he who has the son has life but he that does not obey son shall not see life NASB

Finally, the process of salvation is critically important because every man and woman has sinned against our Holy, Just, God; therefore, we are under a death-penalty. Jesus Christ-Yeshua is God who entered time from Eternity and clothed Himself in human flesh to live a perfect, sinless, life thereby meeting the only acceptable standard for the payment of sin…the shedding of innocent blood. Jesus willingly walked to the horrific death of Crucifixion on a Roman Cross to pay the sin-debt of mankind (your debt, my debt)…a debt that mankind could NOT pay. When a man, woman or child humbles themselves and believes that Jesus died for them and prayerfully asks God the Father to forgive them of sin and save them from Eternal death, God will NEVER turn away anyone who honestly, truly, faithfully, humbly, seeks Him for our God desires that all men, women, children, be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth.

Jesus - for all have sinned

john-3-16

Jesus - God did not send the Son to condemn the world

Remember this, it is not OUR good works/our OUR righteousness that “saves” us from the death penalty of sin, but when we trust in Jesus Christ as Lord, we receive the imputation of Jesus’ Righteousness over our life and God the Father, through His grace (unmerited favor), no longer sees our sin but ONLY the righteousness of His Faithful Son – Jesus Christ-Yeshua our Lord.

To God be the glory for His Compassion and Mercy,

Rick Holtsclaw, Questions? @RickeyDale07 (Twitter)

Also see:

Atheism: The Crippled Mind https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/13/atheism-the-crippled-mind/

President Trump: A Warning-A Plea-A Prophecy https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/

Faith – Repentance & Faux-Christianity https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/05/faith-repentance-faux-christianity/

 

 

Atheism – The Crippled Mind

In the 21st-Century, sophistication, enlightenment, self-sufficiency, entitlement, Moral Relativism, SCIENCE, mock and scoff at the concept of the Spiritual, Creationism, God, Sin, Redemption, Heaven, Hell, The Kingdom of God. Two successive generations of Americans have been institutionally and demonically programmed to seek the Portal of Hell – why and how?

atheist - only people fighting what they swear does not exist

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Interacting with the demonic, the deceived, the lost and dying Atheist on Twitter has certainly been an eye-opening experience. I have observed some rather consistent themes in the Atheistic World as these self-proclaimed “free-thinkers” angrily rebut my Christian positioning.

First of all…

Though it should come as no real surprise, I’ve noted that many who have succumbed to the lies and deception of Atheism are members of the LGBTQ Cult[ure]. I don’t know if the decision to engage in homosexual conduct preceded the fall to Atheism or if Atheism, the rejection of Jesus Christ-our Creator, was the impetus for succumbing to the deathstyle of aberrant sexual perversion.

I do know that my Lord’s Word, as articulated in the first-chapter of Romans, does develop a time-line or chronology of unbelief giving-way to a “debased mind” and subsequently the pursuit of aberrant sexual desire.

Jesus - Romans 1 18-32

Second…

During my discussions with the Atheist/Humanist/Secularist/Moral Relativist, I find they are almost exclusively the victims of Evolutionary deception.  I believe there are possibly two plausible explanations for the Atheist having fallen victim to this lie from Hell.

evolution - deceivers in education professors data that does not exist
Darwinian Evolutionary Theory is the most destructive ruse to have been cast upon mankind since “The Lie” of Genesis. Evolution seeks to negate the Genesis account of Creation and promulgates Atheism-Humanism-Secularism-Moral Relativism thereby deceiving the soul of mankind to seek the Portal of Hell in spiritual deception culminating in Eternal death.
  1. The infusion of Darwinian Evolutionary Theory into America’s classrooms in 1963 (a strategy of the Progressive-Socialist Agenda) to the almost complete exclusion of Creationism.  (One year subsequent to the SCOTUS ruling of Engel v. Vitale/1962) This point is evidenced by noting the vast numbers of atheists within the Millennial Generation who are at the correct age to have internalized the lies of Evolution through every successive grade-level. Do not be deceived, Evolution promulgates Atheism and these are blood-brothers emanating from the Pit of Hell.
  2. It is also possible, to a lesser extent, that Evolution fits neatly into the Atheistic-Homosexual paradigm by making every attempt to negate the Genesis of God’s Creative account thereby negating the foundation for the Word of God thereby  negating the Authority of God thereby negating any form or sense of culpability relevant to the Atheist-Homosexual rebellion to the edicts of God’s Word thereby negating the Eternal Judgment (the second death) for having rejected the Written Word of God and the Living Word of God – Jesus Christ/Yeshua. Complete self-deception paving the pathway to the Portal of Hell.

jesus - he who has the son has life but he that does not obey son shall not see life NASB

Jesus - God hates sin - Ezeliel 24 14 i the lord have spoken it is coming and i will act i will not relent and i will not pity and i will not be sorry i will judge you

jesus - end time prophecies rev 20 14 then death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire this is the second death

Third…

Another interesting Atheistic theme is the Atheist’s overwhelming affiliation with the Progressive-Socialist-Democratic agenda and the lies of historical revisionism denying America’s Christian heritage. This is not surprising seeing that the Progressive-Socialist Party (Former Democratic Party) espouses, promotes, the demonic deception of LGBTQ and has even pursued a “protected class” status for those who participate in aberrant sexual perversion. Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) (Same-sex “marriage”) is a manifestation of the Progressive-Socialist agenda that spits in the face of our Creator who created us “male and female,” but this unconscionable compromise with death and perversity secures a Progressive voting-base comprised of the sexually perverse under the auspices of “tolerance,” inclusion,  freedom and Political Correctness.

same-sex-marriagequeers kissing

gay hypocriteChristian Nation - John Adams 2

democrat - progressives...same game different names.

democrat - saul alinsky useful idiots newspaper article

Also, the Progressive-Socialist Agenda is rabid Anti-Christian/Anti-Christian God and pro-Allah/Islam i.e. Satan.  This is surprising seeing that Jesus Christ died to set the Homosexual free from the demonic chains of sexual perversity and the Islamic god-Allah (Satan) seeks to kill the Homosexual through adherence to the tenets of Sharia Law. This anti-God positioning of the Progressive-Socialist aligns perfectly with the Atheistic-Humanistic-Secularist-Moral Relativist Ideology. Confirmation of Satan’s strategic role in this demonic conspiracy is evidenced by the Progressive-Socialist’s obsession with child mutilation via Roe v. Wade (1973).

How unconscionably demonic must an organization/a people group be to support the mutilation of babies by the millions (60-million+ American babies slaughtered since 1973) then advocate the retail-sale of baby body parts in the market place? Abortion providers allowing live aborted babies to lie dying or actively murdering the baby seeking fresh body parts to harvest thus garnering greater profit. And the Atheist has the gall to rebut my argument that they are covert Satanists.

atheism - satanic-atheism one of the same

gays-against-islamophobia

homosexuality-death-penalty

 

abortion - selling baby body parts prices for each organ

abortion - baby on table top

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A couple of important items before I conclude…

The Atheist-Evolutionist will argue that only through free-thinking, logic and reason (The Atheistic god i.e. SCIENCE) can man understand the deeper truths of the Universe and mankind’s genesis. The Atheist, in their self-endowed intellectual superiority, laugh and mock the Christian and blaspheme the Word of the “Bronze-Aged” Book, the Holy Bible. Our conversation generally concludes with my adamant request that the Atheist-Evolutionist provide me an explanation of origin. I desire to know their explanation for the origin of the constituent matter that forms the Universe and all of life. I’ve recently posited this question to Mr. Steven Hawking (a lesser god of the Atheist) – I’m awaiting a response.

atheists - actually believe nothing made the Earth

The Truth is, science and the emissaries of Satan through such men as Hitches, Dawkins, Hawking, will NEVER explain origin because all that we see, the atom, the constituent elements that form our existence emanate from the unseen – spiritual World; therefore, origin is beyond man’s comprehension/intellect for our mind is constrained by the elemental factors within “time.” The finite will never explain or define the infinite. That which is created cannot fully comprehend the Eternal Creator for He is beyond knowledge though our Lord Jesus Christ actively demonstrated/introduced the unknowable God some 2017-years ago.

jesus - god is byond knowledge

Jesus - he who has seen me has seen the father

Jesus - all things hold together -full verse colossians 1 15
Speaking of Jesus Christ-Yeshua/Our Creator…
Jesus - In the beginning was the Word John 1
Jesus Christ-Yeshua-Elohim- is the Living “Word” of God!

produced for NASA by the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics…

“The ultimate mystery is inspiring new ideas and new experiments.

No one knows how the first space, time, and matter arose. And scientists are grappling with even deeper questions. If there was nothing to begin with, then where did the laws of nature come from? How did the universe “know” how to proceed? And why do the laws of nature produce a universe that is so hospitable to life? As difficult as these questions are, scientists are attempting to address them with bold new ideas – and new experiments to test those ideas.”

https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/seuforum/bb_whycare.htm

My point is, anyone who rejects the Gift of God’s Salvation through faith in and obedience to Jesus Christ/Yeshua is crippled mentally for it is not possible to comprehend the deeper truths of our Creator without the Spirit of God dwelling within the soul of the individual seeking Truth and Knowledge. Understand this, when a man or woman humbly, honesty, desperately, seeks to know God the Father through the Son, Jesus Christ…when one places their faith and trust in the life, death, burial, resurrection of Messiah-Yeshua-Jesus…that individual is given, as a promise/a guarantee of their salvation, the Gift of the Holy Spirit who dwells within every redeemed man and woman and child. It is ONLY by the Holy Spirit and our faithfulness/obedience to Him that mankind can know the deep and incredible truths of the Spirit and Eternity and Destiny and Purpose and Reason.

Jesus - he that cometh to god must believe tht he is and a rewarder of those who seek him

The Atheist/Secularist/Humanist/Moral Relativist are cognitively crippled/impaired for they can only comprehend the things of the finite world, the carnal, the temporary, ultimately the futile and only through faith and obedience to Jesus Christ can one understand that which is Eternal and ONLY the Spirit of God can reveal these secrets.

jesus - holy spirit will guide you in truth.jpg

In conclusion…

Finally…Know that every man, woman, has sinned against our Holy, Just, Righteous, Creator and is therefore under a death penalty….ONLY by trusting in and obedience to Jesus Christ as Lord/Savior/Mediator can YOU find LIFE, righteousness (a right standing) before the Living God who will judge the living and the dead…beware and prepare adequately by trusting in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and an assurance of life and peace in the coming Kingdom of God!

Jesus - one god

Jesus - Romans 6-23 wages of sin is death but gift of God is eternal life

john-3-16

To God be the glory,

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Also see: President Trump: A Warning-A Prophecy-A Plea: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/

Codex Sinaiticus – some notes

A collection of facts with references relevant to the Codex Sinaiticus…

Two of the oldest complete (or nearly complete) manuscripts are the Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus. They are both written on parchment, and have a large number of corrections written over the original text.

Codex Sinaiticus, also known as “Aleph” (the Hebrew letter א), was found by Count Tischendorf in 1859 at the Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai. Portions of the manuscript were found in the monastery dump, and a larger portion was presented to Tischendorf by one of the monks. It is a large codex, with 400 pages (or leaves) comprising about half of the Old Testament in the Septuagint version and the full New Testament. It has been dated to the second half of the 4th century and has been highly valued by Bible scholars in their efforts to reconstruct the original biblical text. Sinaiticus has heavily influenced the translation work of modern Bible versions. Though it is considered by some scholars to represent an original form of the text, it is also recognized as the most heavily corrected early New Testament manuscript.

There is much to be learned from examining these and other ancient texts, and they should continue to be highly valued by scholars. While there may be differences in opinion as to how they are to be used, one thing is certain—even with their textual variations, they show us that God has preserved His Word through the ages. We may debate the particular wording in a few passages, but the fact remains that over 90 percent of the New Testament text is unanimously supported by all the ancient manuscripts. In those passages where the proper reading is disputed, there is no major doctrinal change, and we can rest assured that we have the accurate, revealed words of God passed down to us.

See: https://www.gotquestions.org/Codex-Sinaiticus-Vaticanus.html


  • The CNN article notes that many of the changes are as minor as “the alteration of a single letter,” while the BBC News article states that “many of the other alterations and differences are minor.” Indeed, we examined several discrepancies; the omitted verses are, almost across the board, not central to the biblical accounts. For example, consider two of the verses missing: Matthew 23:14 and Luke 17:36. Removing those verses does not change the Bible from saying that Jesus is Lord to saying that He isn’t, or from saying that Jesus rose again to saying that He didn’t. If a person were to try to strike all verses from the Bible that recorded miracles or Jesus’s claims to be God, the result would be a very different (and far longer) list of missing verses.
  • Many modern Bible translations either exclude or bracket the verses in question, anyway. For instance, the New American Standard Bible and the Holman Christian Standard Bible put such verses in brackets and note that some manuscripts omit the bracketed text. The New King James Version does not bracket such verses but does footnote that some manuscripts omit the passages. The New International Version excludes the verses entirely. So it’s not as if the missing verses are presented by modern English translations as original when they really might not be; most modern versions acknowledge that there is some uncertainty over whether or not the verses were part of the original, inspired manuscripts. And, again, since these verses are not central to Christianity, it’s less of an issue than some suggest.
  • The Bible didn’t drop out of the sky in completed form; we recognize the role of inspired and godly individuals in recording, collecting, and preserving God’s Word. From the time of the Apostles’ ministry to the closing of the canon, fragments of both genuine and fake gospels circulated (though the latter only later). Human copyists and translators through the centuries could introduce an error—accidentally or intentionally—just as easily as any of us could today (and the Codex Sinaiticus has missing Old Testament fragments as well). The existence of minimally divergent manuscripts shows the role of human error but, conversely, elevates the important role of the early church in weighing the evidence and clarifying which books were canonical and which were erroneous (again, by accident or by intent). Likewise, the inclusion of Apocryphal books may have been done for historical purposes, even though the early church consistently rejected these books as canonical.
  • As always, presuppositions come into play. If two versions of a book are slightly different, does that mean one has added material or that the other has deleted material? Furthermore, there is no concrete way to determine (1) which extant manuscript was first (the Codex Sinaiticus or the Codex Vaticanus), (2) the content of manuscripts that no longer exist, or (3) whether just because a manuscript is the oldest means it is the most accurate copy.
  • Ignored by news reports is how similar the codex is to the today’s Bible. The media points out the few, mostly minor, discrepancies but ignores the fact that the essential message of the New Testament remains unchanged.

Ultimately, believers and unbelievers alike are faced with a key question, “Who would die for a lie?” And if all the supernatural doctrines of Christianity were introduced after the fact (as some skeptics believe), why do the earliest manuscripts not omit all references to Christ’s deity, the miracles, the Resurrection, etc.? The Codex Sinaiticus is an interesting insight into early church history, and while it reminds us of the important role copyists and others played in preserving God’s Word, its age and similarity to today’s translation confirm, rather than dispute, the Bible’s accuracy.

See: https://answersingenesis.org/archaeology/content-of-a-codex/


FYI – “Oldest Bible” DOES include resurrection

I was recently asked “How are Christians dealing with the resurrection not appearing in the Bible recently published online as the worlds oldest bible?”
I thought you might be interested in my answer:

I take it you are talking about the “codex sinaiticus” The resurrection does appear in all four gospels… However there is a part of mark that is “missing” this really isn’t news. Most modern bibles note that some manuscripts don’t include the end. The codex itself is something scholars have had access to for some time, although it was split up. It’s not actually that old compared to many of the other manuscripts (4th century vs 1st Century). The media has reported poorly on this. I am excited to have it online though. It is a VERY important manuscript.

However it is not oldest manuscript

Also it does not leave out the resurrection anywhere but does “omit” appearances of Jesus to many people FOLLOWING the resurrection at the end of MARK (one of four gospels)

The way Christians deal with that is pretty simple.
1) We either believe that particular section is not “inspired”
2) We believe it was an Oral tradition similar to the “women caught in adultery” passage that was added by a scribe, but validated in the process of Canonization (my personal take)
3) We don’t care… or some other perspective

See: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/billykangas/2009/09/fyi-oldest-bible-does-include-resurrection.html

America’s Decline – Atheism & the Redeemed (2018)

In 2018…

There is NO greater decision to be made in the life of a man or woman than choosing their Eternal destination. Life in the realm of “time” is NOTHING but preparation for life in the realm of the Eternal and there are only two choices.

1) Eternal Life through faith in – and – obedience to Jesus Christ.

2) Eternal death in Satan via the rejection of God’s Son and His Gift of Salvation.

Beware, as a result of Satan’s fervor and prevalence in America and around the World in these last days, there is an overwhelming spirit of apathy, a subtle desensitization to evil while our senses are numb to the signs of the times and our need for invigoration by the Spirit of Truth. Believer and Atheist alike are increasingly numb to the call of God’s Spirit while we lull away the hours, days, months, years in a de-synthesized morass of sensory obesity.

As I converse with the deceived and spiritually dead Atheists on social media, I am amazed at the tremendous success of our spiritual enemy, Satan. Satan has successfully deceived many-MANY millions of young American’s by his infiltration of the public education system. Satan’s most prolific tool has been the infusion of the demonically based lie of Evolution into the American classroom in 1963, the year subsequent to the eviction of Jesus Christ via the SCOTUS decision of Engel v. Vitale (1962). Evolution is, without a doubt, the most devastating “ruse” to have been cast upon mankind subsequent to “The Lie” of Satan in The Genesis. Evolution promulgates Atheism and thus Eternal death – BUT – Satan continues his deception by means of the demonically inspired Progressive-Socialist-agenda by infusing “teachers” of deception into our public schools who espouse historical revisionism thereby exacerbating the deception of America’s youth into believing that America’s Founding was perverse and shameful.

I am old now and subsequent to a tour of duty with the United States Marine Corps and over three-decades with the Houston Police Department, it is almost overwhelming to watch my America systematically destroyed by the Evil One using our blood-lust via unencumbered infanticide (Roe v. Wade 1973) and our insatiable aberrant sexual appetite (Obergefell v. Hodges 2015) to defile our Land with innocent blood and unconscionable immorality, but then I remember…all of these things have not only been foretold by my Lord, but that I am to expect them and understand that this “falling away” is necessary so that “the day” of my Lord can be ushered in.

As America enters into a new year – 2018 – please allow this old Cop to offer a piece of relevant advice to those who love, trust, obey the Lord Jesus Christ. America, in spite of the booming Stock Market and a strong Executive Branch of Government, is knocking at death’s door for we have sinned against and alienated the God who not only founded this Great Land but has sustained it for over 240-years. If one understands our Lord’s “technique” in dealing with the unfaithful, you will know that our God patiently waits for a Nation’s iniquity to foam to the rim of the cup and when that point is reached, His wrath is invoked and great is the fall of those subject to same; therefore, in this coming year I plead with you to grow ever so close to God the Father through knowledge of His written word and His Living Word, Yeshua-Jesus Christ. I also ask that you not forget to look-up into the Heavens for our redemption is drawing near and as the World grows increasingly dark, lost and vile, thus positioning itself to seek the destruction of God’s Holy City and His Chosen People, know that these things must come to pass before the promise of His return is manifest. Smile and be joyful for having been blessed with God’s mercy and compassion for a New Earth free from the horrors of sin, disease and death awaits those who endure to the end.

MARANATHA!

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Jesus - in the latter times some shall depart

jesus - in the last days perilous times shall come for men

jesus - as it was in the days of noah

jesus - end time prophecies luke 21 23 and when these things begin to come to pass look up your redeption draws near

Also see: President Trump – A Warning-A Prophecy-A Plea: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/

Atheism-Satanism – Birds of a Feather

The Atheist revels in foolishness and darkness for they are the children of Satan and seek the “second death” as a result of rebellion, deception, naiveté. Compounding this tragedy is the fact that the Atheist is not content with seeking the fires of Hell alone, they clamor to entice millions to join them.  In America and around the World, they are exceedingly successful.

As we near the “day of the Lord” and “the Kingdom of God,” take note that the soul of everyone who rejects the Gift of God’s Salvation through faith, trust, obedience, to the Lord Jesus Christ will, instantaneously upon death of the body, be relegated to Hades awaiting the Great White Throne Judgment. At this Judgment before the Lord Jesus Christ, the Atheist will be found guilty of having disobeyed the Lord’s Commands/Edicts and will subsequently suffer the second death in the fires of Hell.

Why the Hell and Brimstone comment? Life is short, our Lord is near and there is no time for Political Correctness and “feelings.” The primary purpose of our “life” in the realm of “time” is to prepare for Eternity. God the Father is seeking those who desire to serve Him faithfully in the coming Kingdom of God. If you desire LIFE on a New Earth that is free from sin, disease, death, I urge you to repent of your sin, seek forgiveness and obey the Son of God – Jesus Christ our Lord. If you desire eternal death, deny the Son and live in disobedience to His will for your life…you will reap what you sow!

jesus - he who has the son has life but he that does not obey son shall not see life NASB

jesus - end time prophecies rev 20 14 then death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire this is the second death

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Atheism and Truth – A Statement

The Atheist revels in foolishness and darkness for they are the children of Satan and seek the “second death” as a result of rebellion, deception, naiveté. Compounding this tragedy is the fact that the Atheist is not content with seeking the fires of Hell alone, they clamor to entice millions to join them.  In America and around the World, they are exceedingly successful.

As we near the “day of the Lord” and “the Kingdom of God,” take note that the soul of everyone who rejects the Gift of God’s Salvation through faith, trust, obedience, to the Lord Jesus Christ will, instantaneously upon death of the body, be relegated to Hades awaiting the Great White Throne Judgment. At this Judgment before the Lord Jesus Christ, the Atheist will be found guilty of having disobeyed the Lord’s Commands/Edicts and will subsequently suffer the second death in the fires of Hell.

Why the Hell and Brimstone comment? Life is short, our Lord is near and there is no time for Political Correctness and “feelings.” The primary purpose of our “life” in the realm of “time” is to prepare for Eternity. God the Father is seeking those who desire to serve Him faithfully in the coming Kingdom of God. If you desire LIFE on a New Earth that is free from sin, disease, death, I urge you to repent of your sin, seek forgiveness and obey the Son of God – Jesus Christ our Lord. If you desire eternal death, deny the Son and live in disobedience to His will for your life…you will reap what you sow!

jesus - he who has the son has life but he that does not obey son shall not see life NASB

jesus - end time prophecies rev 20 14 then death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire this is the second death

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Eschatology-Prophecy & Israel’s Capital – Jerusalem

Today is 06 December 2017 and is a date I believe will “live in infamy” as does 07 December 1941. Why?

First of all, let me state that I am NOT a theologian, preacher, eschatologist, but I am simply one who loves, adores, admires, the Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua and His Word. The purpose of this article is to provide some very interesting talking points relevant to what I believe are undeniable “signs of the times.”  What I mean by that is the fact that our Lord articulated that no one knows the day or the hour of His return, “that Day” of the Apocalypse, but I do believe my Lord has alluded to the fact that we can know the “season” of His return by observing His Chosen People, the Jewish Nation of Israel.

Jesus - no one knows the hour

I am not going to enter into a deep eschatological study of current events and attempt to impress you with Hebrew, Greek renderings of the Scriptures, but only provide you with a brief overview of what has transpired since the 1940’s until today and let you take the evidence where it leads.

For hundreds-of-years, eschatologists could not comprehend the Biblical Prophecies relevant to the Apocalypse due to the fact that the Nation of Israel no longer existed subsequent to the complete and utter destruction of Jerusalem by Titus and the Tenth-Roman Legion in 70 AD. The Jewish Tribes were scattered throughout the World…how would Israel ever achieve Nationhood again?

Then our Lord, using Satan’s evil intent in the Jewish Holocaust of the 1940’s, placed the desire for a Nation of refuge into the hearts and minds of the Jewish people with the motto “Never Again.” Never again would the Jewish People be the slaves and downtrodden of the World; therefore, Jewish leaders began a push toward Nationhood/Statehood.

In 1948, it was decided that the small piece of desert land formerly given to Abraham by the Lord would become the Nation of Israel once again and thus the eschatological time-clock was set, once again, into motion.

In 1967, the Six-Day War, the Nation of Israel won back the City of Jerusalem.  The entire Apocalypse surrounds the City of Jerusalem; the possession of Jerusalem by the Jewish People will be the impetus for the overwhelming hatred and retribution by the Muslim/Islamic Nations of the Middle East that initiates the Apocalypse (in my opinion). But what is the catalyst that will initiate a call-to-arms against Israel by its Muslim Neighbors? Here, I believe, is possibly why today, 06 December 2017, is a most significant eschatological event.

Today, 06 December 2017, United States President, Donald J. Trump, will support the relocation of Israel’s Capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as well as the relocation of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – this decision will most assuredly incite the wrath of those who hate the Nation of Israel as spoken of in Jesus’ Revelation to the Apostle John.

Considering the resurgence of anti-Semitism; the nuclear programs of Iran, N. Korea; the struggles of Russia to regain diplomatic significance; the growth of China and its military; the weakening of America by rampant abortion and immorality having alienated the Lord Jesus Christ (as in the Days of Noah), the pieces of Biblical Prophecy are fitting perfectly together and though I do not know the day or the hour, the signs of the times are undeniable.

Again, I am not going to bore you with all of the intricate details and reference Scriptures, but I will leave you with a basic pictorial of what I believe is the relevance of 06 December 2017.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Jesus - I will bless those who bless you

jesus - destruction of jerusalem prophecy

jesus - jerusalem destroyed in 70ad

jesus - never again jewish holocaust

Jesus - Ezekiel regathering

jesus - state of israel is born

jesus - state of isreal is born 2

jesus - six day warjesus - iran v israel

jesus - iran v isreal 2

jesus - syria v israelthe last jihad

nuke israel by iran

nuke iran n korea

muslims reject israel capitol of jerusalemjerusalem is capital

Jesus - nuclear war in Zechariah

Nuclear-Explosion-1

icbm

revelation burning star

jesus - stars fall from heaventhe wrath of god in rev

helicopters in rev

Revelation 9 helicopter

jesus - in the last days perilous times shall come for men

Jesus - in the latter times some shall depart

john-3-16

maranatha

M A R A N A T H A  

L O R D! 

See: “President Trump, A Warning-A Prophecy-A Plea” https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/