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Subtitle(additional material): Spirit vs. Soul, What is Death? Eschatology, and some Physical Science Cosmology Ideas

Author: Randall Hoogerhyde

Link: randyrambling.wordpress.com

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All Bible reference quotes herein are from the New King James Version (NKJV) Bible

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It is my primary concern and goal of this blog(book) to be understanding of the different views that the reader may have on my Bible interpretation. For interpretation that differs from the reader’s, please remember that we all just want to know truth, and that truth is God’s truth(God’s Word), not ours(not man’s). Regarding the Bible, we all have different backgrounds and different interpretations, or different religions. When I say, different religions, it infers that I have a religion, but true Christianity is a faith, not a religion. Christianity is a faith, faith alone in Jesus alone(His Word), the Bible, nothing more, not a religion of rituals—In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. John 1:1,2—“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14—the Bible is living, the living Word of God—“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12.

Regarding science, this book defers to a literal interpretation of the Bible as truth that science must conform to. If there is no reconciliation, then it is science that must change. Rather than this inhibiting science by just inserting God and His supernatural power, the Bible can advance science in a way not likely possible without the Bible as a guide, and ruler to conform to to get unthinkable or heretical ideas from. Now, secular science may scoff at a literal interpretation of fantastic or seemingly impossible things in the Bible as being heretical to science, but heresy is often how advances are made. I am thinking of the literal interpretation of the Genesis creation in 6 24-hour days, within a young fully formed universe origin and a young 6000 year old earth created supernaturally and naturally by Jesus stretching out His arms saying, “let there be light”; rather, than a primordial Big Bang exploding from a point of energy and naturalistically evolving over billions of years into the universe and earth world we have today, where the supernatural may simply be natural science that we do not understand. This is God.

Following are the Bible’s Judeo-Christian grace, and salvation equations (note: the dispensation by dispensation full set of these equations for all of human history since Adam and Eve is more complex than just the Judaism and Christianity division shown here, but knowing and understanding all that, is not necessary for the basics for you to know today for your own salvation, but for the Bible’s dispensation by dispensation full set of salvation equations for all of human history since Adam and Eve, see post(chapter): 65. Rightly Dividing—God’s Dispensational Changes in the Way He Handles Man—for Us Today—Christians are Not Spiritual Israel—1 Israel not 3):

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the Bible’s grace equation:

God’s love for the world + (Jesus’ death + burial + resurrection) = grace,

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the pre-Paul Judaism salvation equations:

belief in Jehovah = faith,

Mosaic Law = law,

(faith + law)grace + know-nothing sleep death + burial + resurrection + judgement + eternal life = salvation, in paradise, the eternal new earth,

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(per, II Timothy 2:15)

note: Jesus is = Jehovah

Paul’s Christianity salvation equations for us today:

belief in grace = faith,

(faith + nothing)grace + ((know-nothing sleep death + burial + resurrection) | rapture) + reward + eternal life = salvation in heaven, the heaven revealed to Paul;

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the Bible’s death corollary:

(unbelief)grace + know-nothing sleep death + burial + resurrection + judgement + second death = eternal know-nothing sleep death separation from God of your smoldering dead body in the lake of fire, where your spirit has gone back to God who gave it, this is the reverse of when you were conceived at fertilization, not eternal torment; note: when there is no spirit united with a body, there is no soul(no being) to be aware and tormented, and no where in the Bible does is say a non-believer receives an eternal body, eternal torment is a made up doctrine, it is the devil’s lie and has been since Adam and Eve when the Serpent, Satan said you will not surely die, but you do die and die eternally after judgment at the second death if you do not believe in Jesus before you die in this life today; if you believe in Jesus as your personal Savior, you receive an eternal body(eternal soul) at the resurrection/rapture when your changed new immortal eternal body unites with your spirit and you are again a soul(being), now in heaven(glory) with Jesus forever and ever;

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About the author:

According to the Bible, we should each live a life pleasing to Christ. He created us to glorify Him. See: Proverbs 3:5,6, Proverbs 16:3, Proverbs 16:9, Isaiah 58:11

My personal addition to this, is my self made guiding principle and motto: first and foremost, I want people to feel good about themselves; second, I want people to feel good about me.

I mean that motto sincerely, not just to make myself feel good or look good, it’s about putting others first—Jesus, others, and you.

Two other little mottos of mine are:

(1) I would rather make an error of commission than an error of omission; (2) if you can do something now, do it.

If there is anyone in my life I ever offended or made feel ill toward me, it was not my intent. There is no one I can think of that I intended to offend or make feel bad, or make feel ill toward me. Since my stroke, this happening has especially been a concern of mine. I lost much of the right side of my brain. Now I am paralyzed on the left side of my body. Fortunately I can think, remember, and speak fine. My doctor said I lost my filter.

I am blessed with a wonderful family, that I love very much, who have helped me get through my stroke, and friends who have helped me, and mean a lot to me, especially since having my stroke. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, especially my family, thank you.

After having a stroke on July 8, 2013, and after my friend Chuck got me started on the Bible to go with all the math and science I had studied over the years. My mother, via. phone call questions and answers, took over for Chuck to get me back up to speed on my upbringing Bible study doctrine. This started during Chuck’s once a week Tuesday 5:30pm visits for the first couple years after my stroke, including after I came home from rehab. To keep my mind active, and to provide rationale for believing the Bible is God’s true Word, including a literal interpretation of it, especially the Genesis creation, and God’s promise to Abraham and David to make Israel a great nation. After my brother, Steve suggested I create a blog, I created a blog on science and the Bible, which became this blog(book), I AM or the Myth of Evolution, and Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth—1 Israel Not 3; working on this is my new hobby. Chuck befriended me almost out of nowhere, and he just happens to attend a church of my upbringing doctrine. This had to be the hand of God, bringing Chuck into my life at that time, and for that reason. Chuck truly was like an angel. He was just suddenly there and befriended me out of nowhere in the locker room at the pool where we each swam laps in the morning before work. Chuck and I then met for lunch a couple times and became friends. My mother is who I have to thank for refreshing me on my upbringing Bible study doctrine herein, and for putting me onto Les Feldick, a gifted non-denominational Bible explainer. Before my stroke I read math and science books, played golf on a golf league, played tennis with a former coworker, become friend; hiked and biked, lifted weights at the gym, jogged, swam laps in a pool at the gym, maintained our house and premisses, went to movies; now, I have strength in my weakness, mostly in my wheelchair, or in bed—“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” II Corinthians 12:9—my strength now is through my reawakened awareness of the Lord and His Word. The Lord gently put His loving hand on my shoulder and physically but gently told me, “Randy, time for a change,” and I had a stroke. Now I know the Bible and my upbringing Bible study Christian doctrine better than ever, and I have a better relationship with my youngest son. In this way, as hard as it is, my stroke, and the physically healthy time before my stroke, which, along with my family and friends, now by the hand of the Lord, carry me through. This along with my career, and the house we have, are all a blessing. Since I was a young boy, and accepted Jesus as my personal Savior late one night with my cabin counselor, Dick Ely at Grace Youth Camp(now, Grace Adventures), (I am now 63 years old) all these years later the Lord has kept His Word in spades.

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Here is an overview of my math and science background, and my computer software career that suddenly ended when I had my stroke; I have been trained in mathematics and computer science. After college, much of the first part of my career was in developing CAD computer software, as a programmer and project manager, which all fit to a T with my interest and my college training. Then I moved on to web programming and database access. During this time, my hobby was reading math and science books, playing golf on a golf league, working out in the morning before work, and hiking on the weekends, then I started biking, and the Lord put His hand on my shoulder and said, “now it’s time,” and at 57 and 1/2 years old, I suddenly had a stroke. As bad as that was and now is, the Lord took something terrible and turned it into something good—that’s how I look at it. II Corinthians 12:7-10

I went through losing my job many times, more times than I care to remember. The worst part is that first moment in the morning when you wake up and remember you don’t have a job! It’s a horrible feeling! I think probably as bad as the death of a loved one. Maybe even worse because it’s your responsibility, and you know you have to support your family and pay the bills, and you don’t know when or where you will be able to get another job. I went through this over and over again. I always somehow found my next job and things worked out in time with no problem. I should have cast this burden on Jesus to ease my mind, knowing He would help me, but it never crossed my mind. As I now look back, seeing each next job fall one by one neatly in place, I can see He was always there helping me, even though I didn’t know it. He always has been since I was a boy, when I accepted Him as my personal Savior. Jesus keeps His word to never leave you nor forsake you: Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5, Psalms 139:8.

My Bible interpretation is based on my family and church upbringing Bible study. My doctrine is: Christian Protestant, Evangelical, dispensational premillennialism. As a further refinement to that: I do not believe in water baptism, nor bread and wine communion; you are baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ when you accept Jesus as your personal Savior with your heart, and acknowledge it in prayer with your mouth to Jesus and yourself, see Romans 10:9,10, and Ephesians 2:8,9; bread and wine communion is a religious ritual; it is a throwback to the Jewish Passover celebration, in this way, it is not for us today in the church age—this is the way I look at it to keep my Christianity pure faith so my Christianity is not a religion of rituals of any kind, it’s a faith not a religion.

In addition to science, I am now interested in creation vs. evolution, and Bible interpretation.

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My Christian denomination hierarchy:

– Christian(Protestant);

– Evangelical fundamentalist;

– Dispensational premillennialist—rightly dividing the Bible between Judaism(law) and Christianity(grace);

– Grace Movement, Berean church—the church my family and I went to when I was a boy;

– Fellowship Bible Church—where my uncle Gary, an ordained Reverend, was Pastor, and where my parents met; it and the Bible are the source of my Christian(Bible) doctrine.

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My Christian Bible doctrine highlights:

– salvation by grace through faith alone, in Jesus alone (faith + nothing);

– water baptism and bread and wine communion are not necessary for salvation; you are baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ when you accept Jesus as your personal Savior, see Romans 10:9,10, Ephesians 2:8,9, Galatians 2:16, and Isaiah 64:6, baptism was instituted by John the Baptist as a way to show your faith, not to cleanse sin, even Jesus was baptized, and He was sin free, communion is a throwback to the last supper and the Jewish Passover celebration, it is a religious ritual—that is my strict, faith-alone interpretation of it;

– individual and group Bible study, rather than a given catechism, rightly dividing the Bible between Judaism(law) and Christianity(grace), rather than reading the Bible like a salad bowl and mixing it all up together;

– belief in: the sudden, surprising, and awesome resurrection/rapture of the body of Christ (the church which is His body) to heaven, which could be imminent, and the subsequent 7 year tribulation on earth, ended by the second coming of Jesus on the Mount of Olives; the final resurrection of all the unsaved non-believers and pre-Paul Jews, and the 1000 year millennial Kingdom on earth for the nation of Israel Jews and Gentiles grafted in before Paul, and possibly believers at the great white throne judgement; though, there probably will not be a second chance to believe at the great white throne judgement to receive eternal life in the eternal new earth ie. Paradise (when you die, your name is either written in the book of life, or it’s not, based on wether you accepted Jesus as your personal Savior with your heart and acknowledged it with your mouth before you died, see Romans 10:9,10); rather, than judgment and the second death as eternal smoldering dead body know-nothing sleep separation from God in the lake of fire, a second chance to avoid this judgement and second death is certainly not something to count on. The judgement is a judgment of the way you lived your life, before receiving the second death of eternal know-nothing death(sleep)—where your dead body is cast into the lake of fire and your spirit goes back to God who gave it, but without a body there is no soul(no being), no eternal life, only eternal death(sleep) separation from God;

– belief in the literal 6 24-hour day creation, as recorded in the book of Genesis;

– neither water baptism nor communion are appropriate today in the church age(dispensation) of grace(the mystery); rather, you are baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ when you accept Jesus as your personal Savior; water baptism is a religious ritual that was instituted by John the Baptist as a way to show your faith, not to cleanse sin, baptism for cleansing sin is contrary to grace through faith alone in Jesus alone; communion is a throwback to Judaism and the Passover, my further thought on this, is: we were not there to witness or be directly told about Jesus and His crucifixion, so we can not have a mental image to remember in remembrance communion, which is a religious ritual that is unnecessary and contrary to grace through faith alone in Jesus alone, the communion throwback to Judaism and the Passover celebration, and baptism, dilute the grace message of salvation by grace through faith alone, and ruin the simplicity of the Christianity salvation equation: grace(faith + nothing) = salvation, Ephesians 2:8,9; “eat my flesh and drink my blood” in John chapter 6 means believing vin Jesus and reading/studying the Bible for Spiritual nourishment, not communion, see John 1:1,2 together with John 1:14, where Jesus ‘is’ the Word(the Bible); eternal torment of unsaved non-believers is not fair and unsaved non-believers do not receive an eternal body to be a soul(being) to be eternally tormented, it is the devil’s lie (the story about the rich man and Lazarus is an allegory); body(dust) + spirit(breath) = soul(being), ie. you don’t have a soul; rather, you are a soul; hell, Sheol, Hades, death, and grave are all synonymous, not a place of torment. When you die, you do not immediately go to heaven, or any other place, your body goes to the grave to wait in know-nothing death(sleep) until the resurrection of your body(dust) when it reunites with your spirit(breath) and you are again a living soul(being) in the meantime your spirit(breath) has gone back to God Who gave it, and you have no sense of time, so to you, the person who died, it will seem like you are immediately in heaven, or at the great white throne judgment. It just makes people feel good to think of it the same way it will seem to the person who died. Your spirit is your breath of life and nothing more until it is supernaturally united with your body, at: creation as in Adam and Eve, at birth(fertilization/conception), or at resurrection to be a soul(being), where the supernatural is God, something we do not understand.

Favorite verse, as a verse pair: Ephesians 2:8,9

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References:

FaceBook: creation vs. evolution, follow Ken Ham;

YouTube: dispensationalism, John MacArthur;

Web and TV: lesfeldick.com, lesfeldick.org;

Twitter: follow @lesfeldick, @lesfeldickbible, @lesfeldickdaily;

Any comments or questions are welcomed.

Thank you,

Randy

Table of Contents

Forward

Table of Contents

Prologue

Acknowledgements

80. God’s Supernatural Control—the Supernatural Creation

79. Simply Put—What is Christianity

78. The Day of the Lord

77. Bible Authority and Identity—Holy Bible Authenticity

76. The ABCs of Why the Rapture is Demanded—Judaism vs. Christianity

75. Naturalism and the Grip of Secular Science

74. One Reason Why the Rapture Doctrine is Not a Contradiction

73. Dominion

72. Why it is Important to Believe in a Young Universe and Young Earth Creation

71. The Imaginary Symbiosis Dilemma

70. Another World—the First World—a Perfect Paradise World

69. 4 Wonderful Amazing Things About God and You

68. The Holy Bible—Jesus is the Word—the Word of Truth, the Bible

67. Jesus Loves You

66. It’s the Blood

65. Righty Dividing—God’s Dispensational Changes in the Way He Handles Man—We/Christians Today are Not Spiritual Israel—1 Israel Not 3

64. Does God Really know Your Thoughts?

63. You Do Not Have a Soul; Rather, You Are a Soul, You are Body and Spirit Together, a Soul(Being)

62. “The Wind Blows Where it Wishes,”

61. AI Bible Interpretation, and Science

60. Overall, What Does the Book Say—What Picture Does it Paint?

59. Do We Deserve to Live Forever?

58. Christianity a Faith Not a Religion

57. Who’s the Rock—is Peter the Rock?

56. Faith Alone, in Jesus Alone

55. The Hand of God—the Night Sky

54. What is the Purpose of the Resurrection?

53. Why Not to Discount the Bible

52. Why Paul and the Book of Revelation are the End of God’s Revelation to Man, the Bible—a Closed Canon

51. Noah’s Ark and Rapture Prophesy Parallel

50. Noah’s Ark vs. Evolution—Moses vs. Darwin

49. The Scoffers—Bible Prophesy Currently Being Fulfilled

48. The Imaginary Obstetric Dilemma—Revealing Creation Truth, Exposing Evolution Myth

47. The Way, the Truth, and the Life; Salvation—Escape from Death

46. The Devil’s Lie of Eternal Torment

45. The Plausibility and Truth of Dragon, Sea Serpent, and Flood Legends

44. The Probable Fallacy of Man Made Climate Change

43. Love and Free Will—Good and Evil—Life/Jesus and Death/Sin

42. Origins—Literal Genesis vs. the Evolution Religion

41. The Rapture vs. the Second Coming—Christianity vs. Judaism

40. I AM, the Genesis Force—the Fifth(First) Force

39. The Mystery, the Bible Itself, and the Counterfeit Trinity

38. Grace—God’s Grace and Our Faith

37. Eschatology—the Dual Eternal Kingdom of God: 1. The New Earth, 2. The New Heavens

36. Prayer

35. What is The Way to Heaven and Eternal Life?

34. Is it Possible to Not Be Sure of, or Lose Your Salvation? Salvation Sealed Security

33. How I Know Without a Shadow of a Doubt that I Believe in Jesus, Am Saved and Am Going to Heaven

32. I Have Always Been a Man of Both Science and the Bible

31. My Thought on Eternity…

30. Catechism/Tradition vs. Bible Study—Salad Bowl vs. Rightly Dividing

29. Why Are We Here and How Did We Get Here?

28. Because Mathematical Systems are Incomplete and Because They Require Axioms/Faith

27. Especially Regarding the Way and Transition to Eternal Life or Eternal Death

26. Heaven and Rewards, and the Believers of Jesus are In and With Him

25. The Great White Throne Judgement of Non-Believers, the Second Death, and the Lake of Fire

24. My Thought on the Theme and Focus of the Bible

23. Some of My Thoughts on Literal and Non-Literal Bible Interpretation

22. My Thought on What Light is

21. A Singleton as God the Creator

20. My Idea on Extra Terrestrial Life

19. How Can Everything Be Something and Something Be Everything

18. After the Rapture, There Will Be 7 Years of Tribulation, Then God Will Set-Up A 1000 Year Earthly Kingdom

17. The Strife Between Judeo-Christians and Muslims

16. It Was Not That Long Ago That I Believed That Humans Evolved From Protohuman Life Forms

15. Theistic mathematicians / logicians

14. One Baptism, One Faith

13. My Idea on Good and Evil

12. Life and Death, the Body the Spirit and the Soul

11. Jesus is Jehovah—Jehovah/Jesus(Lord)

10. My Idea on Free Will

9. Houndstooth Fabric Theory of How Can Something Be Nothing and Nothing Be Something

8. Possible Fates for the End of the Universe

7. What is Death?

6. My Belief Regarding Salvation and Heaven

5. Biblical Creation of a Young Universe vs. Braided Branch Histories of an Old Multiverse containing the Evolution Fairytale, if you Must Stick to Your Imagination

4. My Idea on Reconciling Science with the Bible: Part 4

3. My Idea on Reconciling Science with the Bible: Part 3

2. My Idea on Reconciling Science with the Bible: Part 2

1. My Idea on Reconciling Science with the Bible: Part 1

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(some of the chapters posted below include video link references, along with other link references in support of my thoughts, and my Bible interpretation doctrine described in the chapters containing the links)

Prologue

Bible study and science, faith, truth and rationale, are the theme of this blog(book). You might call the theme, apologetics and Bible study, but the Bible can defend itself without apology, same as a lion can; though, the Bible is mainly about grace (an undeserved favor from God to you) which is God’s love for the world and the perfect ultimate unblemished sacrifice of Jesus, His only begotten Son. The Bible is inerrant and consistent with itself and this world historically and scientifically, it has never been shown to be wrong, contrarily, it has only been shown to be right. The Bible is the measuring stick for true history and true science; though, the Bible is neither a complete history book or a science book, yet along with prophesy it does contain scientific foreknowledge. Regarding this blog(book), if there is anything wrong or inaccurate, I would be the first to want to change it and correct it.

Theme:

What: my attempt at reconciling science with as literal interpretation of the Bible as is possible that makes sense within the context it is written in the Bible.

Why: first and foremost for my 2 sons to read and consider, so they can see both my desire to pursue this, and my belief in the Bible as truth and as the Word of God, so they can seriously want to believe as I do, that what is written in the Bible is true, such that they too will have salvation and eternal life, by believing in Jesus, as they both respectfully and rightfully seem to want and need at least plausible scientific non-disagreement, if not scientific support for what is written in the Bible with as literal interpretation as possible that makes sense within the context it is written. I was remiss in the upbringing of you, my two sons regarding the Bible and believing in Jesus. I do not want you to change the way you, they are, as you, they each are as much or more than any father could ask for, I mean that sincerely, just always be honest and tell the truth and do things to the best of your own good judgement. I hardly need to say this as you, they are both already that way and know those things, and 1 “if you can do something now, do it,” 2 “I would rather commit an error of commission than an error of omission,” which are two little mottos of mine.

Here are some Bible verse quotes and references:

This first one is my favorite even since I was a young boy:

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“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of your selves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9

Since having my stroke and loosing 2/3 to 3/4 of the right side of my brain, I do not like to think or admit that, nor use that as an excuse for any difficulties I have had regarding personal relationships, as it seems I have turned away 1 or 2 good friends, and my oldest son and his girlfriend, though when I was in the hospital ICU right after my stroke my wife was told to beware of my “sailor” talk, so changes in my personality must be common if not expected, yet I still refuse to believe that I am not in control of myself, if I am not, please remember me by the good parts of the way I was before when I was my normal self, busy with my responsibilities of keeping my job and going to work to provide for and protect my family by earning money, maintaining our house mainly the outside premises, going to the gym, reading my math and science books, planning and taking vacations with you my family, and all the other things, in all this I was remiss in going to a church of my background as my church background is different than my wife’s and I did not think it was right to try to convert her to my view of Christianity and pull her away from her family and so I just kept quiet about it until now, I was not a church goer anyway, not since my middle teens, also; I truly believe that the Lord Jesus has always provided for and protected me all my life, I can not explain the details and list them all nor why this should be other than He loves me, just as He loves all who believe in Him, this I do believe to be true not coincidence and I do not believe in luck, over and over again, He is always there with me—I could have easily died when I had my stroke either from the stroke or by drowning in Lake Michigan, it could be that the Lord had other plans for me including writing this blog and my books/documents especially to and for my 2 sons Andrew and Matthew—He is with us all!

To my 2 sons, again:

If for some reason you you do not come to believe in Jesus as your personal Savior before the rapture or before you die, and I hate to think of this or have to write this, but just incase, that were to happen, and you live until and through the time of the tribulation a time of manmade wars and natural disasters, the false prophet(s) who support the beast/anti-Christ—who may seem like good and/or necessary people to follow–just before the tribulation, as prophesied in the Bible, with the resurrection and open empty graves (tombs) of all resurrected believers in Jesus will be evidence of the Bible’s prophesied truth along with the raptured disappeareance of all living believers in Jesus, with you being left behind, though under no circumstance should you accept the mark of the beast nor accept his name no matter how compelling appealing or necessary and good it may seem or maybe even convincing, it will likely not seem to be a choice and that you must do it, but that will all not be true—I even wonder if with its manmade central control if the Pope and Catholic or maybe instead an Islamic leader like a Muslim Cleric or someone like that could be the future seat of a false prophet who supports the antiChrist the false Christ who is synonymous with or possessed by the devil this will be the time of the mark of the beast where if you do not accept this mark and name you will not be able to buy and sell—“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” Revelation 13:16-18; at this time there will also be natural disasters where deadly asteroid and comet strikes could possibly be part of this or maybe even 1 or more deadly super nova or possibly plagues of some kind—“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.” Revelation 6:12-14—please instead read and study the Bible, and take a leap of faith trusting only in Jesus, as at this time that will be the only truth to guide you and you still have an eternal earthly Kingdom hope if you believe in Jesus—Jesus is your true loving trusted kind understanding Omnipotent omniscient omnipresent friend and Savior, please believe in Jesus now, baptism and confirmation in the Catholic Church will not save you, it is not what the Bible says—”…, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

The name of Jesus has more power than anything else in all heaven and earth—just personally ask Him into your heart in silent prayer—otherwise why would His name incite so much anger in people who do not believe in Him, this is because the devil is against Jesus—faith in an unproven glorious mystery like Jesus and eternal life in heaven is a wonderful thing—and knows Jesus is the one true God.

Sincerely,

Randy/Dad

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank my former fellow swimmer, and still friend, Randy, for first suggesting that I create a blog to keep people updated on my stroke recovery, unfortunately at that early time in my stroke, I was not recovered enough to do that. I am now recovered enough to do this, for which I thank the Lord my family, my friends, my doctors, and my therapists; my brother, Steve, for another suggestion to create a blog which became this; my mother, for mentoring me with her extensive—Otitis Q Sellers founded Fellowship Bible Church, and then her/our Grace Movement Berean Church, her and my dad’s Calvary Church, and Grandville Bible Church based Bible knowledge, including her view on the sleep of death, and the inappropriateness of both communion and water baptism for us today, though to not be a stumbling block as Paul says, my mother takes communion anyway, when I was growing up, our family always stayed home from church once a month on communion Sunday; years ago, my uncle Gary Hazakamp, an ordained Reverend, trained at Moody Bible Institute, for his Biblical insights on the body and the spirit together making us a soul(being), the sleep of death, and for his understanding from the original Bible languages that hell, Sheol, Hades, death, and the grave are all synonymous, uncle Gary spoke often about these subjects together in his messages during his Bible classes that my family and I attended on Sunday morning when I was growing up in my late teens, uncle Gary took over as pastor of the Fellowship Bible Church from Otitis Sellers; my former fellow swimmer and friend, Chuck, for getting me started on this whole subject after my stroke during his once a week, Tuesday visits at 5:30pm; my former fellow swimmer and friend, Steve M., for suggesting that I add Bible verse references; my former work associate and friend, Ben, for his extensive mathematics knowledge; my former work associate and friend, Kelly for his Bible knowledge and his advice; my cousin, Don, for his coment, that you could argue that evolution requires faith, just as creation does, if not more; Pastor, Tom Couch, for the way he addressed his prayer to the Father in Jesus’ name; hopefully my oldest son, Andrew, an English major, for proofreading and editting; I am trained in mathematics and computer science, but I do not consider myself a writing expert, and; finally my youngest son, Matthew, for naming the blog URL and getting me setup on WordPress.com, and hopefully doing cover artwork for an actual book version of this. My goal is to grease the skids to get Andrew and Matthew to believe in Jesus as I do, I was remiss while they were growing up to get them to a church of my background, they were both baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church, they both have either directly or indirectly told me they think Jesus is a myth, or if He existed that He is not God, I am trying my best to give them rationale for believing in Jesus, so they can have eternal life, because being baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church will not save them. They have to personally accept Jesus as their Savior, the Bible is very clear on this, see: John 3:16, Romans 10:9,10, Ephesians 2:8,9, Galatians 2:16.

Please note that the people I have acknowledged above have there own beliefs, thoughts, and ideas, and that they likely do not all agree with all that I have written, except for my mother, and my cousin, Don, and probably my uncle Gary who is now gone. The thoughts and ideas written as verse commentaries and the scientific thoughts and ideas are my own, as is the interpretation of the Bible with help from my mother here and there, which all conforms to my family Bible study and searching the Scripture, upbringing.

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All Bible verse quotes are taken from the New King James Version (NKJV) Bible.

80. God’s Supernatural Control—the Supernatural Creation

God’s supernatural power is Omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. It is the wonders of Jehovah written about in the Bible Old Testament. It is the power of Jesus and His miracles recorded in the New Testament Gospels, and is the same power of God in prophecy written about throughout the Bible.

Just to purely speculate snd appease those who do not believe in anything other than our current scientific theories based on pure naturalism, maybe the creation of our world was done by God within His supernatural control of time, such that natural processes take a long time to occur, occurred in a matter of 6 24-hour days, resulting in the supernatural and natural creation of our world. Where plant life grew and spread quickly all over the earth, the animals likewise. At this early time before man brought sin into the world, the universe, planet, and life were different. It was perfect and eternal with no predators or prey, no blood, no death. It was a perfect eternal paradise earth in a perfect eternal universe. On the seventh day God ended His creation work, and said it was good.

Rather than controlling time, maybe God instead supernaturally controlled the physical, chemical, and biological natural processes and systems we see today, to speed them up such that our world was created in 6 24-hour days. Now, getting our science to understand how that works would be a breakthrough.

When we use a literal interpretation of the Bible as a guide, we can begin to hypothesize to narrow down possibilities in this way to advance our science, even when the hypothesis is heretical to accepted science.

Also see, 40. I AM, the Genesis Force—the Fifth(First) Force

79. Simply Put—What is Christianity

Christianity is: belief in the death burial and resurrection of Jesus and belief in Jesus as your personal Savor—-Romans 10:9,10, belief in God’s love for you, and belief in God’s love for the world—-John 3:16;

God’s love for the world + Jesus’ death burial and resurrection = grace;

Christianity = belief in grace = faith.

Christianity = faith alone in Jesus alone; (faith + nothing—-Ephesians 2:8,9)

True Christianity is a faith, not a religion.

Where Paul stands at the headwaters of Christianity, as a parentheses faith, special calling out from Judaism(law).

You need the Bible to know the above, so Christianity includes the Bible. Where the Bible is Jesus. See John 1:1,2,14.

78. The Day of the Lord

Bookending the tribulation, the rapture and the second coming are like the sunrise and sunset of the Day of the Lord.

The Day of the Lord could be imminent. It begins with the sudden and surprising resurrection/rapture of Christians(the church which is His body—-“For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.” I Thessalonians 5:2—-“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” I Thessalonians 4:16,17—, followed by the seven year great tribulation, ending with the Battle of Armageddon, which is ended by Jesus with His second coming when He sets His feet on the Mount of Olives—“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,” II Thessalonians 2:3—“the falling away is better translated as “the departing” ie the resurrection/rapture. The man of sin is the AntiChrist.