Sunday, November 27, 2005

Who Is The Antichrist?

When it comes to the figure of The Antichrist there has always been a lot of wild speculations who this figure might be.

There are people who claim that The Antichrist is the American President, see http://www.bushisantichrist.com. One Pastor even claims that the evil country in the world is the US, see http://www.godhatesamerica.com, and that the evil people in the world is the Swedish people, see http://www.godhatessweden.com.

Of course absolutely nothing of this is true.

What does the New Testament really say then about the figure of Satan, who is The Antichrist?

1.) The throne of Satan is in Asia, and not in Texas, or in Sweden, Revelation 2:13.

2.) The country, which The New Testament suggests is the Evil Empire of Satan, is depicted by a star, Revelation 9:1, it has an army of 200 million soldiers, Revelation 9:16, and it is ¨a great red dragon¨, Revelation 12:3.

3.) Satan wants to make war with the seed of Abraham; in other words with Christians, Jews, and Arabs, see Revelation 12:17.

4.) The enemy is called "the kings of the east¨, see Revelation 16:12.

Thus The Antichrist is neither a Christian, nor a Jew, nor a Muslim.

It is true that neither Jews nor Muslims accept Jesus as their God. It is also true that the Jews and the Muslims do not get their inspiration from the New Testament, but from the Old Testament, or the Quran. However, this does not mean that we should treat Jews and Muslims as enemies, since they earnestly search for what is good and honest.

Myself, I love to eat pork, and I love to drink Belgian beer like Duvel.

I feel sorry for those who feel restricted by religious dogmas to eat, drink and clothe themselves as they would like to. I also feel sorry for those who feel prohibited by their religious beliefs to visit a doctor when they are ill, or to have a blood transfusion when needed, see Matthew 9:12. I also feel sorry for the 3 million little girls who are circumcised in the world every year.

There is an incontestable rivalry between Christians, Jews, and Muslims. But it is just that - rivalry and nothing more. We are of the same flesh and blood, and we should accept that democracy comes first, and that religion comes in as second in our everyday life.

When it comes to the Evil Antichrist Empire, it has nothing to do with the wonderful Russian people, with America, with the Pope, or with Germany, as sometimes suggested.

The problem with Christianity today is that we no longer can distinguish good from evil. This is the reason why some call America the Great Satan, or accuse President Bush, or Prince Charles, to be The Antichrist. Both the US and Great Britain are great countries and true blessings in our world.

This is not a perfect world, but since the throne of Satan is in Asia we should consider how we can help the people there to achieve democracy, liberty and happiness, since those poor fellows there obviously are under the yoke of very evil forces such as atheistic communism.

"Semper gaudete", 1 Thessalonians 5:16.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Jesus And The Mark Of The Beast

Banknotes are hopelessly outdated.

The events these last weeks in Europe, where heavily armed gangs have attacked and exploded cash depots and money transports clearly shows that we must move rapidly to get rid of cash money and to replace it.

The strike of the Transport Union in Sweden has ended. Now, the cash machines there will once again be available to the public. However, the Swedish government has decided to take into consideration to eliminate all banknotes worth more than the equivalent of 5 dollars for reasons of the safety of those who transport the money.

Here in Belgium the discussion is not at the same level yet, but it is just a question of time before it will be. All the recent bomb attacks on money transports shows how urgent it is to find a solution. It is not fun for the Transport Unions to have their members killed all the time during money transports.

I have no knowledge of the situation in the US, but maybe it is much safer there to walk around with cash, than here in Europe.

Anyway, cash money is disappearing as prophecied in the Bible. Does this mean that we will have to accept the mark of the beast money? No, not at all. There are alternatives like credit cards.

However, we are warned of coming days when "no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name", Revelation 13:17, "in their right hand, or in their foreheads", Revelation 13:16.

Why should we then remain faithful to Jesus, and not accept the coming mark of the beast, see Revelation 14:12?

Some of the reasons why we shouldn't accept the coming mark of the beast are that: 1.) he who accepts the mark of the beast "shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God", Revelation 14:10, and, 2.) be subject to "a noisome and grievous sore", Revelation 16:2, and finally, 3.) be cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone, see Revelation 19:20.

The followers of Jesus, who will not worship the beast nor his image nor will receive his character on their foreheads or in their hands, will live and reign with Christ for a thousand years, see Revelation 20:4.

"Et nolite timere eos, qui occidunt corpus, animam autem non possunt occidere; sed potius eum timete, qui potest et animam et corpus perdere in gehenna", Matthew 10:28.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Jesus And Our Future On Planet Mars

What did Jesus mean when He said: "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost", Luke 19:10? The apostle Peter confirms that "the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up", 2 Peter 3:10.

Revelation 16:8 talks about a vial which is poured upon the Sun, with the result that men are scorched with fire. The Earth is also likened to "the lake of fire and brimstone", see Revelation 20:10, and that we should flee from it and from the future "wrath", since our planet will be cast into the fire, see Luke 3:7, 9.

The average temperature of our planet has risen with 4°C during the last ten years. 500 million years ago Venus had a climate similar to ours here on Earth. Venus used to be a very pleasant planet, and to have a tropical atmosphere. Now the average surface temperature on Venus is 467°C or 872°F!.

The same thing which happened to Venus will now happen to our dear planet Earth as well. The reason for this is that the expansion of our Sun goes faster and faster. It is true that man is polluting the Earth, but the Earth will nevertheless be swallowed up by the Sun. And sooner than expected. Average global temperatures will rise substantially faster than anticipated.

Therefore we must turn our hearts to the children and to the survival of future generations. What is most important is our posterity. Therefore we should look up towards Mars, and lift up our heads; compare with Luke 21:28.

Mars is indeed the new Earth of Revelation 21:1, and due to the Sun's accelerated expansion toward us the climate on Mars will be very pleasant sooner than we can imagine today.

Mars represents the future of human civilization, and therefore we need settlements on Mars as soon as possible. The whole idea behind the Bible - and especially behind the New Testament - is to save humanity from the coming destruction of our planet.

"Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus, Deus omnipotens, qui erat et qui est et qui venturus est!", Revelation 4:8.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Why Didn't Jesus Write Down The Bible Himself?

Because there are no trees on Mars!?

We are the epistles of Christ, "written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God", see 2 Corinthians 3:3.

Moses and the Vikings used to write on stones. It used to take a very long time to carve a few words on a rock.

In school we used to be given paper and pen and children in some backward countries still are trained in the skills of using paper and pen.

In the light of modern technology we now use computers in the education of the young. 4 - 8 year old school kids in Scandinavia now write several pages long essays with the help of modern technology instead of having to fight with single letters, which would take them forever to write down on a piece of paper.

From carving a few words on rocks, we developed and started to use paper and pen. Now we continue our development with the use of computers and other modern devices.

Jesus blotted out the handwriting, and took it out of the way, and He nailed it to His cross, see Colossians 2:14. But it is only now that we really understand how right He was in doing this.

"Et iterum se inclinans scribebat in terra", John 8:8.