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THE BIBLE AND CHRISTIANITY EXPLAINED



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  THE BASICS  


GOD IS A FAMILY CALLED THE TRINITY

AN EXPLANATION OF THE THREE TRAITS SHARED BY GOD, AND A HUMAN RACE CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD:
1) THE UNITY OR 'ONENESS' OF MANY
2) THE TWO-STAGE EXISTENCE OF THOSE ORIGINATING FROM WITHIN THE 'FATHER'
3) HETEROSEXUALITY: MASCULINITY, FEMININITY AND THE BEGETTING OF CHILDREN



WHY GOD REQUIRES OUR FAITH

AN EXPLANATION OF THE FUNDAMENTAL MORAL PRINCIPLE UNDERLYING GOD'S RELATIONSHIP WITH MANKIND: THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF FAITH.



DEATH AND THE JUDGMENT OF GOD

AN EXPLANATION OF GOD'S FOUR MAJOR JUDGMENTS OF MANKIND DESCRIBED IN THE BIBLE:
1) IN EDEN
2) AT OUR DEATH
3) OF THE LIVING AT CHRIST'S SECOND COMING
4) OF THE DEAD AT GOD'S GREAT WHITE THRONE



GOD'S FORGIVENESS

AN EXPLANATION OF HOW GOD CAN ALLOW A RIGHTEOUS MAN (JESUS CHRIST) TO SUFFER A CRIMINAL EXECUTION, AND THEN BE ABLE TO FORGIVE WICKED PEOPLE AS A RESULT.



TESTING CHRISTIANITY

AN EXPLANATION OF HOW WE CAN PUT THE CLAIMS OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE TEST IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.




  PROPHECY  


AN INTRODUCTION TO PROPHECY

AN EXPLANATION OF THE FIRST TWO LINKS IN GOD'S GREAT 'PROPHETIC CHAIN':
1) THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT
2) DANIEL'S 70-WEEKS PROPHECY



THE OLIVET DISCOURSE

AN EXPLANATION OF THE THIRD LINK IN GOD'S GREAT 'PROPHETIC CHAIN': JESUS' OLIVET DISCOURSE, GIVEN TO HIS DISCIPLES AND TO THE WORLD TWO DAYS BEFORE HIS CRUCIFIXION.



THE TIMETABLE FOR JESUS' RETURN

AN EXPLANATION OF THE FOURTH AND FINAL LINK IN GOD'S GREAT 'PROPHETIC CHAIN': JOHN'S LITTLE BOOK FOUND IN REVELATION 10-13.



UNDERSTANDING THE BEAST

AN EXPLANATION OF THE BEAST OF REVELATION, AND ITS SEVEN HEADS



ISRAEL IN PROPHECY

AN EXPLANATION OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL JEWISHNESS, AND OF THE GLORIOUS FUTURE OF ISRAEL WHEN ALL OF ITS CITIZENS WILL BE BOTH BIOLOGICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY JEWISH.



THE CITY OF ROME IN PROPHECY

AN EXPLANATION OF ROME'S THEFT OF THE THREE DIVINE OFFICES OF JESUS CHRIST:
1) PROPHET
2) PRIEST
3) KING



THE UNITED STATES IN PROPHECY

THE UNITED STATES IS DESCRIBED IN BOTH THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS OF THE BIBLE. ITS RISE AS A 'LITTLE HORN' IS DESCRIBED IN DANIEL CHAPTER 7, AND ITS FINAL DESTRUCTION AS THE SPIRITUAL HEART AND FINANCIAL CENTER OF ROMAN CATHOLIC 'BABYLON' IS DESCRIBED IN REVELATION CHAPTER 18.




  DOCTRINE  


PREDESTINATION vs. FREEDOM OF CHOICE

MANY PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH THESE TWO TRUTHS. THE SECRET LIES IN DEFINING EACH ONE OF THEM CORRECTLY, ACCEPTING THEIR APPARENT CONTRADICTION, AND APPLYING THEM AS GOD TELLS US TO; BY FOCUSING EXCLUSIVELY UPON OUR OWN MORAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND FREEDOM OF CHOICE.



THE TRUTH ABOUT ORIGINAL SIN

THE BIBLE STATES THAT EVERY MEMBER OF THE HUMAN RACE INDIVIDUALLY, PERSONALLY AND CONSCIOUSLY SINNED WITH ADAM IN EDEN. THIS WAS POSSIBLE BECAUSE WE WERE IN A 'TRINITARIAN UNION' WITH HIM. WE WERE 'ONE' WITH ADAM. BUT SINCE THE DAYS OF AUGUSTINE, CHRISTIAN 'THEOLOGIANS' HAVE DENIED THIS TRUTH, AND HAVE INSTEAD BLAMED GOD FOR THE ORIGIN OF MAN'S MORAL CONDITION.



BAPTISM AND PENTECOST

AN EXPLANATION OF THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, OF WHY BAPTISM BY THE SPIRIT OCCURRED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST, AND OF HOW BAPTISM WITH WATER IS ONLY SYMBOLIC OF BAPTISM BY THE SPIRIT.



THE NECESSITY OF CHRISTIAN PERSEVERANCE

MANY CHURCHES TEACH THAT ONCE A PERSON HAS BEEN BORN AGAIN, THERE IS NO WAY THAT HE OR SHE CAN ULTIMATELY FAIL TO ENTER HEAVEN. THIS IS FALSE, AND A REPETITION OF SATAN'S GREAT LIE: 'YOU SHALL NOT DIE IF YOU DISOBEY GOD'.



SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE

AN EXPLANATION OF HOW GOD IS REVEALED IN OUR ANCIENT UNIVERSE, OUR UNIQUE LIFE-SUPPORTING PLANET, AND IN BIOLOGICAL LIFE ITSELF. THIS REVELATION OF GOD'S ETERNAL POWER AND 'INTELLIGENT DESIGN' HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CLEARLY SEEN AND UNDERSTOOD THAN IT IS TODAY.




OTHER VIDEOS

THREE HINDRANCES TO CHRISTIAN WORSHIP




UNDERSTANDING THE FALSE PROPHET



NAVIGATING PREDESTINATION AND FREEDOM OF CHOICE




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(Bible quotations are from the old King James version, with modifications by the author.)