Dedication

I dedicate this blog(book) to: my brother Steve, for suggesting that I create a blog that became this blog(book); my youngest son Matthew, for setting me up on WordPress to create this; my oldest son Andrew when he can, for proofreading and editing; my friend Chuck, for getting me started on science and the Bible; my mother, for explaining and refreshing my memory on the composite details of my upbringing Bible study doctrine, and; my friend Steve, for suggesting that I include Bible verses to give my commentary God’s Word authority.

Title: The Myth of Evolution, and Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth Subtitle(additional material): Spirit vs. Soul, What is Death? Free Will, Eschatology, and some Physical Science Cosmology Ideas

Author: Randall J. Hoogerhyde

Link: randyrambling.wordpress.com

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Posted(written) date range:

From 9/25/2015 until I die or can’t do it anymore.

Forward

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All Bible verse references are from the New King James Version (NKJV) Bible

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It is my primary concern in, and goal of, this blog(book) to be understanding of the different views that the reader may have on historical science theory and Bible interpretation, while being true to what I believe, and what the Bible says when you read it, and where appropriate, read it literally (if you do not read the Bible literally you are on a slippery slope of open interpretation ie. putting man’s ideas ahead of God’s Word authority. I am thinking of evolution and billions of years vs. literal interpretation of the 6 24-hour day creation record in Genesis 1), and rightly dividing the entire Bible, per II Timothy 2:15. Rightly dividing the Bible, mainly concerns the separation of Judaism(law) from Christianity(grace). For interpretation here 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). This includes science as well as Bible doctrine. Regarding the Bible, we all have different backgrounds and different interpretations, or different religions or none at all. I am a Christian. 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 through 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—so, the Bible (it’s message) ‘is’ Jesus(God). That’s why we call the Bible, Holy, and why we put our hand on it when we swear to tell the truth. The Bible is living, the living Word of God, that’s why the Bible could never be called just a dead paper idol, to make reading and studying it or displaying it a religion; rather than a faith—“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 blog(book) defers to a literal interpretation of the Bible as truth that science must conform to. If there is contradiction, 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 ways 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 literal 24-hour days, after an initial creation origin of the universe containing a primitive earth without form, and void. Created either 6,000 years ago, or billions of years ago, depending on if you invoke the gap theory between Genesis 1:1,2, but the gap theory is rejected here because this blog(book) sticks to a literal interpretation that science must conform to, so the heavens and earth are only 6,000 years old. Created first by Jesus stretching out His arms saying, “let there be light, ” where the sun and moon, were created later at the end of the first day of the 6 literal 24-hour days of creation of the universe and the earth, the creation of the solar system was such that earth formed first before the sun began burning, and then life on the earth 6,000 years ago (note: Genesis 1:14-17 are a recap of the initial creation of the heavens and earth, and “let there be light”). The gap theory of an initial billions of years is supernaturally rejected. As extraordinary as it may sound, the earth, our sun, our solar system, our galaxy, our universe(the multiverse), and everything in it are only 6,000 years old; rather, than with blind faith believing that a primordial Big Bang exploding from a point of energy naturalistically evolved over billions of years into the universe containing our galaxy and our sun to form our solar system and earth world around it with evolved life that somehow spontaneously began from inorganic matter and energy billions of years ago; also, I do not know how there could have been an evening and morning first day, when according to Genesis 1, the sun and the moon had not yet been created, but, in His mind, God knew day and night time. The creation was supernatural. The Bible says, in the beginning God’s Spirit hovered, so maybe His Spirit caused light, and He created time, defining the day and night twelve hour units. Before that there was no time, only eternity.

The universe, our galaxy, our solar system sun, and earth being billions of years old is based on naturalism, which is an atheistic deep time paradigm, that this blog(book) rejects on God’s Word authority. The deep time paradigm can not be proven, it is only measurement data interpretation.

By saying all of the above, I am eschewing many years and hours of scientific reading and study that includes boxes full of math and science books that I ordered and bought, many of which are ultimately based on, and so pretty much say that what I said above is not true. It’s been quite a transformation in my thinking, but not my Biblical heart. Science to me is now more tempered by the Bible. It’s simultaneously sad and renewing.

The three big lies of the devil are: (1) billions of years; (2) evolution, and; (3) eternal torment of non-believers in Jesus.

So, take your pick: faith in a supernatural God and the Bible, or faith in man’s ideas and discovery of, for example, the cosmic microwave background radiation, as evidence(proof) of the Big Bang and evolution naturalism, when there could be another or other explanations. It’s really a question of who’s authority do you take, the authority of God’s Word, eg. do you let God tell you what He did, that he created the world in 6 days, or do you tell God what He did, by saying it took billions of years to create the world(the universe, the sun, the earth, and life on the earth)?

What do you have to gain and lose by which you pick? The answer depends on your heart and acknowledgment with your mouth that you believe in Jesus as Lord God and your personal Savior for salvation(escape from death), see Romans 10:9,10.

After the initial perfect Paradise creation when Adam and Eve disobeyed God 6,000 years ago, the initial perfect paradise world turned into a suffering predator and prey world of sin(death) and wickedness that was then destroyed by a catastrophic global flood 2,000 years later 4,000 years ago, destroying the wickedness that the initial creation became, giving us the earth with the surface features we see today, and the animals that we have today saved from the flood along with Noah and his family safe in the ark God commanded him and described to him to build, where the supernatural creation may simply be natural science that we do not fully understand. This is God. See the record of the supernatural creation in Genesis 1, and the judgement, with a catastrophic global flood in the day of Noah in Genesis chapters 5, 6, 7.

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) (as the 3rd part of the Trinity)

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 for unbelievers 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;

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

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 study) doctrine described herein.

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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 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 your 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 you receive 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 in 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 verses: 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, http://www.answers.tv;

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

Any comments or questions are welcomed.

Thank you,

Randy

Table of Contents

Dedication

Forward

Table of Contents

Prologue

Acknowledgements

Disclaimer and Unfulfilled Prophesy

89. Regeneration—the Spiritual Man vs. the Natural Man

88. Creation vs. Evolution in Medicine?

87. To Lead to the Lord—Ultimately it is up to God, and a Personal Decision

86. A Baby as Creation

85. Evolutionary Origins—Theory or Hypothesis

84. Forest or a Tree—Creation vs. Evolution

83. MarriageHusband and Wife

82. Lies and False Beliefs

81. God’s View of You—Jesus Paid it All

80. The Supernatural Creation is History Not Theory—Theories Are Theories Not History

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 Required—Judaism vs. Christianity

75. Science as God—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 Caused 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. The Uncaused Cause—God as the Creator of the Universe

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/Jesus(Lord)

10. My Idea on Free Will

9. The Fabric of the Universe—Houndstooth Fabric Theory

8. Possible Fates for the End of the Universe

7. What is Death?

6. My Belief Regarding Salvation and Heaven

5. Our Braided Many Worlds Universe—the Multiverse

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 and related science described in the chapter posts 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, the 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 nor 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, are, as you 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 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,” those quotes are two little mottos of mine.
Here are some Bible verse references:
This first one is my favorite even since I was a young boy:


“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, which I do not like to use as an excuse for any difficulties I have had regarding interpersonal relationships, but it seems I have turned away 1 or 2 good friends, and possibly 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 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 the way I was before, busy with my life of going to work to provide for my family, and maintaining our house premises, going to the gym, reading math and science books, planning and taking family vacations, 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, 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 why this should be. Other than He loves me, just as He loves everyone, and is with everyone who believes in Him. This I do believe is true. I could have easily died when I had my stroke, either from the stroke or by drowning in Lake Michigan, but the Lord had other plans for me including writing this blog and my google documents, especially the Bible related ones to my 2 sons. He is with us all, who believe in Him.
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 pestilence, manmade wars, natural disasters, and false prophet(s) who support the beast/anti-Christ, who will seem like good and necessary people to follow. Just before all this, as prophesied in the Bible, will be the resurrection/rapture with open empty graves(tombs) of all resurrected believers in Jesus, along with the raptured disappeareance of all living believers in Jesus, with you being left behind. This will be evidence of the Bible’s prophesied truth, at this time 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 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 in the Bible, as at this time that will be the only truth to guide you. 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—he name of Jesus has more power than anything else in all heaven and earth, 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. Please personally ask Him into your heart in prayer with your heart and mouth—-faith in an unproven glorious mystery like Jesus Jesus as the one true God, and eternal life in heaven with Him, is a wonderful thing.


Sincerely,
Randy/Dad

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank my former fellow swimmer, and 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 that became this; my mother, for mentoring me with her extensive Fellowship Bible Church, Grace Movement Berean Church, 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, he 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 include 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 his reassurance to me that the Lord is loving and that my having a stroke was not punishment for things I did before my stroke, that I should not feel burdened and responsible that my sons do not seem to believe in Jesus(that I should cast this burden on t Lord as He can handle it), the way he addressed his prayer to the Father in Jesus’ name; hopefully my oldest son Andrew, an English major, for proofreading and editing this. (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 off line actual book version of this.

I was remiss while my two sons 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, Isaiah 64:6.

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. 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 Bible interpretation help from my mother, 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.

Disclaimer and Unfulfilled Prophesy

Disclaimer: the rightly dividing, and eschatological, Bible knowledge necessary to get to the interpretation (truth) herein, was mostly my mother’s, in explanation to, and learned by me. That’s not to say that I haven’t added my own thoughts and ideas, in support of what my mother explained to me, to further the reasoning for that doctrine.

Unfulfilled prophesy: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. No One Knows the day or hour. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.“ Matthew 24:35,36—given that, it is not really appropriate nor profitable to speculate specifically when the the Day of the Lord will begin, but it is good to be aware of the times, and possible signs of this—“Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” Mark 13:35-37—It seems that an example of this is the current coronavirus pandemic combined with the nature disasters we have been having, like the terrible flooding. It is important to be aware of what is going on in the world and what is going on around you as far as it relates to end time prophecy, but it is also easy to get radical and have too many conspiracy theories about things too, so you need to use good and carful judgement. I am thinking especially about technology related things that control people, for example: mandatory vaccines and what could be included in them for tracking people, and new more advanced cell tower technology. These kind of things could possibly be a prelude to the mark of the beast and the end times. Anything mandatory like this, I am skeptical skeptical of. I don’t think I would get a mandatory vaccine for fear of its nefarious purpose.

89. Regeneration—the Spiritual Man vs. the Natural Man

The natural man can not receive God and the gift of salvation. This is why there must be a new birth, man lacks the ability in himself. This enabling is what salvation (or regeneration / the new birth) is actually about.

It’s the difference between having a heartfelt desire to accept Jesus as your personal Savior in prayer to Jesus and yourself with your mouth vs. going through the motions/formality of confirmation into a manmade church, and not knowing what you said, other than that you said, amen.