Six Lies Deceiving the World
Seven Saving Truths of Jesus Christ

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.”  Jn 146
      And in John’s gospel he repeats “Truly, truly, I say to you ...”  25 times!

In the beginning Satan said to Eve,
      “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Gen 31
And ever since he has used his craftiness with considerable skill to deceive us.


FiveLies Deceiving the World
      1. The Evolution Theory
      2. Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW)
      3. Palestinian claim to be an Ancient Nation
      4. The 'God of Love' will Not Judge the World
      5. Financial Security
      6. ‘Fake News’ and False Promises
Five Saving Truths of Jesus Christ
      1. Redeemer
      2. Advocate
      3. Propitiator
      4. King and Friend
      5. Christ's Unshakeable Kingdom
      6. The Indestructible Word of God
      7. The Gift of God is Eternal Life

Six Lies Deceiving the World       [Contents]

In a world that largely rejects Almighty God, how can we know what is true?

When Jesus was asked by his disciples about the ‘end times’,
      his reply began with the seven word sentence;
      “Watch out that no one deceives you.”
 Math 244
      He then repeats this warning twice more.  Math 2411,24

The Archangel Gabriel tells Daniel, "I am going to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath, because the vision concerns the appointed time of the end ... In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a stern-faced king, a master of intrigue, will arise. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the mighty men and the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior.”  Dan 819, 23-25

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.  1 Tim 41

Evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived ...
      a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
 2 Tim 313
They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.  2 Tim 44

Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. ... It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast ... It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth.  Rev 1311-14

Today’s media and internet are a massive source of useful information.
      But also contain much falsehood, fake-news and lies.

The world is currently being deceived by believing five major lies.
Each are fulfilling the prophecy in Rev 6 at the start of the Great Tribulation.
When the first horseman is called forth:
“Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow,
and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.
 Rev 61,1

Notice that he is given a bow, but no arrows are mentioned.
      So how does he conquer?
      By unbridled cunning and deceit.

1. The Evolution Theory       [Contents]

What is it?  The National Geographical Society says:
Anaximander of Miletus, a Greek philosopher who lived in the 500s B.C.E. noted that human babies are born helpless. So he speculated that humans must have descended from some other type of creature whose young could survive without any help. He concluded that those ancestors must be fish, since fish hatch from eggs and immediately begin living with no help from their parents. From this reasoning, he proposed that all life began in the sea. The NGS then claims that Anaximander was correct and humans can trace our ancestry back to fish.
(This is a lie)

The BBC says:
In 1859, a British man called Charles Darwin published a book called 'On the Origin of Species'. This book was based on his studies of creatures he had encountered on his travels to many overseas locations, including the Galapagos Islands. He put forward the theory that all living creatures that exist today, including human beings, have evolved over a period of perhaps millions of years, from more primitive life forms to how they are today by a process of natural selection.   (This is also a lie)

  Big Bang Stars Sun Molten Earth Oceans
Billion Years     14   10   5       4.5     3.8

The Big Bang theory is supported by evidence that space is expanding, including the red shift of light from distant galaxies and the existence of cosmic background radiation in all directions.

The Evolution Theory - Challenged       [Contents]

Anaximander ‘speculated’; he offered no proof.
He claimed that humans must have come from fish because fish eggs grow without any help, but human babies are helpless. This is as foolish as someone saying ‘all butchers wear blue aprons, so anyone wearing a blue apron must be a butcher.’
Anaximander was not correct! There is no scientific proof that human ancestry can be traced back to fish.

Darwin’s theory claims that all species developed over millions of years from a single ‘chance’ amoebae by ‘natural selection’ is absurd. An Amoeba proteus is a single cell (~1 mm) and its genome has 290 billion base pairs. It has 12 billion billion billions atoms. Yes, that is 12 followed by 18 zeros !! Even if all these atoms got together by chance, they would still have to be arranged correctly. And still be dead. Who would give them life?

There are currently nearly 9 million different species living in the world today.
The generation of new species by chance mutation + natural selection is only speculative. The fossil record does not have any of the proposed missing links. Furthermore any cross-breeding like a tiglon (Tiger and Lion) are invariably infertile. No one has ever observed a blue-tit mating with a coal-tit. And even if artificially ‘mated’, the eggs would not be fertile.

What about all the flora and fauna? They are not mentioned in the Evolution Theory. Although genetic modification and artificial cross-pollination can now produce a limited number of hybrid plants, you never find natural pollination by wind or bees producing a cross between a fir tree and an oak.

Why has the Evolution Theory become so popular that it is now taught as truth in the UK school curriculum? How can intelligent men believe a theory that denies that Almighty God designed and created every one of the ~ 9 million creature species and the ~10 million flora and fauna species? God created not only all the variety of species but also a suitable environment for each of them to flourish. It is amazing what lengths of speculation otherwise sensible, intelligent men will go to if they do not wish to acknowledge the Lord God as Almighty Creator.

The Consequence of Denying Creation      

Because man ignores what God has clearly shown in his creation, therefore:
      a)  The wrath of God is revealed.  Ro 118
      b)  Their foolish hearts were darkened.  Ro 121
      c)  God gave them up to dishonourable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.  Ro 126,27
      d)  God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.  Ro 128-31

Thus Scripture reveals that when proud man denies that God had any part in the amazing creation of this world, God removes his protection. And the surprising consequence of this removal of his protection is that the world welcomes satanic homosexuality as being natural. Man completely disregards what Almighty God has clearly declared: You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.  Lev 1822   And because creation is rejected, the Lord God himself is also rejected, which has the additional and most profound consequences since man considers it is quite safe to abandon all of God’s commandments. Thus his wickedness knows no limits.

How can man be so foolish?

Yet in UK today (Feb 2023) the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York and 84% of the House of Bishops welcome homosexuality and refuse to say that it is a sin. Such is their desire for popularity with wicked men. It displays a complete lack of fear of any judgement by Almighty God.

We can see today that God keeps his word.
Homosexuality is not natural; that claim is a lie.
God's verdict remains that it is a vile abomination.

The Truth of God’s Creation      

There has been disagreement between some Christians who insist on a 6 day (each 24 hours) creation ( a ‘young earth’ creation) and some scientists who are equally insistent upon the age of this world in billions of years. These two views can be simply resolved. Science need not be a threat to faith, nor is it the enemy of Scripture, but it can even add proof to its truth and consistency.

The problem arises due to the translation of Genesis 1 and 2 that uses English word ‘day’ for the 6 stages of creation and assume it always means 24 hours.
But the Hebrew word is ‘Yom’, which can mean:
      12 hours of daylight or a 24 hour cycle.
      But a 'Yom' is also often just a long period of time. e.g.
            ‘The day (yom) of the Lord’.  Mal 41,5  Is 136,9.
            Joshua 247 “you lived in the wilderness a long time” (a yom). 40 years
            1 Kg 1419  “the Chronicles (the yom) of the Kings of Israel.” ~400 years

By tradition ‘day’ in Genesis 1,2 has been assumed to be 24 hours. So many Christians are frightened to question this tradition because it they think it would also question the truth of Scripture.

There are several reasons why the Hebrew ‘yom’ would be better translated as ‘age’ in Genesis. Or maybe just use the word ‘yom’.

1. On the 1st ‘Yom’, God called the light day (= 12 hours of daylight c.f. night).

2. On the 3rd ‘Yom’, God separated the land and the sea. He could have formed the continents and separated Africa and Europe from the Americas in 24 hours (at 40 mph!), but the Lord God chose to use the one inch/year ‘continental drift’ (plate tectonics) with the solid land masses (~10 miles thick) floating on a molten core.

3. Also on the 3rd ‘Yom’, God created all the 10 million flora and fauna species. He could have created all the oak and ash trees in one moment, but Gen 112 says that he created ‘plants yielding seed according to their own kinds’. This implies that he designed them to multiply. And they did so. Over the ‘yom’ they grew into vast forests. and formed all the coal and oil seams that we are selfishly exploiting today. These trees were designed to have photosynthesis by which they absorb the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere plus water, plus the sun’s radiant energy and use the hydro carbons to make wood (their growth) and discharge oxygen over many millennia (not 24 hours) in preparation for all the breathing creatures that he was about to create in the next two ‘yoms’. They continue their designed work today to sustain life on earth. This is no accident or chance happening.

4. On the 4th and 5th ‘Yoms’, God created the 7 million species of fish, birds and animals (maybe more as some like the dinosaurs have become extinct). He could easily have created shoals of mackerel, herds of elephants or lots of families of mice. But he chose not to. Otherwise he would not have told each species to “Be fruitful and multiply.” They were obedient, and they still are. God did not design one amobea to mutate and form all the species, he created them “each according to their kinds”. With all their incredible, ingenious variety and beauty.

5. Gen 24 summarises the creation saying, “in the day (the 'yom') that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.” The ‘yom’ here is obviously 6 days.

Thus this ‘long yom’ is not denying either science or God’s Word. It is using God’s gift of science to confirm his gift of the Bible - which his Son Jesus wholly endorsed when he walked in his creation 2,000 years ago.

God created Adam and then Eve, just two perfect people. And soon men filled the earth. The Bible reveals that God created man in his own image, with a soul and a spirit, different from all the animals. They certainly did not gradually evolve from monkeys! Why? Because monkeys and all other creatures, live and die. Humans live, their body dies, but their souls live for ever.

There are many other aspects which God planned and created to make this unique earth so very special.

It is profoundly stupid to think that God's incredible, beautiful, ingenious, design and creation was just an accident. The power to make energy and matter from nothing, its simplicity, complexity, variety, balance, colour, ... from the microscopic to the millions of light-years, and all with such apparently simple 'building blocks' just the 118 atomic elements that make up all the organic and inorganic molecules throughout the universe.

The orbit of this earth around the sun is nearly circular and at the right distance so that it is neither too hot, like Venus (480o C), or too cold like Mars (-63o C).

The earth rotates once every 24 hours. But what if it was only once every 243 days like Venus? The temperature range between day to night would make life impossible. Also a too high rotation speed would reduce gravity.

God made the Earth’s axis tilted at 23o to its orbit. This gives us the seasons.

He made the molten core magnetic which deflects the sun’s cosmic rays so that we are not radiated.
God also created the Ionosphere to absorb the dangerous UV and X rays.

He designed the carbonate-silicate cycle that weathers rocks to produce soil.

He placed the huge Jupiter in a greater orbit than earth to protect us from the majority of space debris. God’s design and creation includes the hundreds of different cycles: rain, carbon, food, plant compost, ... and in all living bodies: blood sugar, oxygen, enzymes/digestion, temperature ... also the largely self-healing, re-generation of cells in flesh, organs and bones, ...

How can anyone not marvel with wonder and be grateful to the gracious God who has the power and ingenuity to design all this and to create it from nothing. And then he gave it all to man to enjoy. Yet foolish man claims it all just happened by accident and has also greatly abused all the resources God included.
What blasphemy!

Evolution has Other Major Results      

1. God is side-lined; he has no significance for a modern man who believes in evolution. Tragically they think that God can safely be ignored - and so can all his laws that they consider 'restrictive'.

2. Believing such an obvious major lie reveals how easily wicked men can be deceived.

3. Men worship 'Mother Nature' instead of Almighty God, who designed and created it all. Hindus and New Age claim God is in everything and everyone.

4. Man becomes even more arrogant and proud of his achievements.
He thinks it is by his innate ability that he is so much superior to monkeys.

5. "Survival of the fittest" when applied to humans inevitably leads to genocide and war. It was the basis of the Nazi killing of Jews, gypsies and coloureds.

6. Denying creation by Almighty God leads to ignoring or discarding God as irrelevant in the modern world. But the Psalmist correctly reminds us that the fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”  Ps 141 531
And Jesus tells us about the rich fool who was successful and wanted to built bigger barns, I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ But God said to him, Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”  Lu 1219-21
The Evolution lie degrades the Lord God and by default exalts deceived man.

2. Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW)       [Contents]

Warming due to human activity by increased CO2 and methane emission (AGW) has had undue publicity recently especially at COP 26,27 and 28 with each speaker trying to create fear for the future. The two greatest needs were not directly addressed.
1. Minimise our use of oil fuel to leave some for future generations.
2. Share our wealth with the world’s poor.
While there is no doubt that there has been global warming since the ‘Little Ice Age’ in 1750, the cause is mostly natural changes in the sun’s radiation, not CO2.
The claim that it is all due to ‘greenhouse gases’ is a major lie.

Please consider the following:

a)  The Written Historical Record       [Contents]

There was a global warm period when Rome ruled the world, then it cooled slightly before another warm period 1000 to 1400 AD. During this time there is record of wine growing in Scotland and the Vikings establishing agriculture in Greenland. By 1750 the northern hemisphere had cooled so much that fairs were held on the frozen Thames. Since then the world has warmed significantly. These natural cycles were not caused by the huge increase in population and the industrial use of fossil fuels. Biassed climatologists have tried to minimise these cycles by using unreliable data from such sources as tree rings. While the written historical record does not give the temperature in degrees, it does give a reliable picture of what men could do or not do. Graphs that deny this suggest that they have purposefully distorted the figures to produce their desired result.

b)  Data Accuracy and Computer modelling      

The whole AGW debate hinges upon trying to obtain a single global temperature for the whole year to an accuracy of better that 0.10C. There has certainly been warming since 1750. The Thames does not freeze in December and there are some very good vineyards at least in southern Britain. But IPCC only claim a 1.5o C rise since 1850.

Consider the following for obtaining a single global figure:
The number of weather stations required to cover the 57 million miles2 of land.
The number of buoys for reading on 140 million miles2 of sea.
The miles2 area per measuring station varies very considerably.
Time of day when readings are taken.
Allowance for varying height above sea level (decreases 1o F / 300 feet).
Inconsistent shading and allowance for urbanisation.
Varying weather conditions.
Instrument accuracy.  etc etc

Yet the HadCRUT5.0.1.0 Met Office official temperature data set from 1850 to 1940 is given to 5 decimal places and since 1940 to 6 decimal places !!!
How many thermometers are consistently accurate to even 0.1o C ?
This (and the NASA) official data set may seem impressive, but it is very bad science to issue results that are 10,000 times more accurate than the measuring instruments, especially when considering all the above problems in getting a single figure for the whole world.

When it comes to computer modelling for future trends the different assumptions made are very considerable, as the following graph shows. Their computer generated forecasted warming reveals very poor correlation by very biassed men. So their assumptions must be adrift from the truth. But they refuse to admit it.

c)  Severe Political / Financial Pressure      

There is considerable evidence that government, university and other authorities have exerted very strong pressure to stop anyone expressing anything but the official line on AGW. Pressure like losing ones job, cut in finance, block of any article in scientific publications, etc. For details of this, see ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ by Melanie Phillips pages 113 to 120.

d)  Hidden Detail      

The Met Office publishes their updated temperature data set each month.
The data published is not contested in this article. The graph below from 1850 to 2020 was plotted using the whole range of time.

They make no effort to explain why the temperature falls from 1855 to 1875, from 1880 to 1920 and also from 1940 to 1970. %CO2 has risen consistently during all the time span from 1850. So this clearly indicates that the global temperature is not wholly dependant upon %CO2.

The next graph used exactly the same Met Office data set (+ NASA), but the time scale was reduced to just the last 8 years. And thus tells an unexpected story.

It shows the average Global Temperature actually fell, while CO2 continued to rise !!

But they did not publish this time scale graph, since it was so against their mantra.
They obviously hoped that no one would bother to download their data set and plot this revealing graph.
Try and see !
What they published was probably true, but the embarrassing portion was hidden in the mass of earlier detail.

Click here for Met Office Data set   (Use back arrow to return)

Click here for NASA Data set   (Use back arrow to return)

Also the published data gives world temperature to 6 decimal places! This is way beyond even the most accurate thermometers used in the data collection. It may look impressive, but is very obviously not the ‘good science’ they claim.

Good Scientists will always welcome and examine new evidence. But the problem remains that Government, the BBC, the Met Office, NASA, NOAA, the IPCC etc are all thoroughly biassed and have a single mantra that increased CO2 causes GW and AGW is a disaster for all. This bias is not honest and the science is certainly not ‘good’.
It is an extremist deception that will cripple many nations.

3. Palestinian Claim to be an Ancient Nation

Fake History       [Contents]

The Palestinian claim to be the ancient nation who inhabited Palestine is false.
Can you name any Palestinian leader before Yassir Arafat?
Wikapedia and Britannica do not give any. Why not? Because there weren't any!
Before 1964 (when Arafat founded the PLO) there were no 'Palestinian' people.
There were only Palestinian Jews and Palestinian Arabs.

In 1947 the UN voted to partition the British mandate which gave 30% of the land to the Jews and the remainder to the Arabs (Transjordan). Article 181 only mentions Jews and Arabs. There was no mention of Palestinians because they didn’t exist.

In 1964, the Egyptian born Yassir Arafat founded the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organisation) to try to destroy the Jewish state of Israel.

In December 1995 Arafat magnified his lie when Israel gave control of Bethlehem to Arafat. He repeatedly said, “Jesus was a Palestinian, Jesus was a Palestinian!”
Again the world ‘bought’ his lie. They had forgotten that even the Roman, Pilate, wrote on the Cross, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.”

As the saying goes, “Make a lie big enough and say it often enough and everyone will believe it.”
The Palestinian lie is a good example.

True History       [Contents]

Since 1004 BC when David captured Jerusalem from the Canaanite Jebusites, it has only ever been the capital city of the Jews. In 135 AD Rome put down the Bar Kochba rebellion by the Jews and to perpetuate their victory with the maximum insult they renamed the land ‘Syria Palaestina’ (Roman for Philistine).
Since then, Jerusalem has been (re)captured by a succession of Muslims, Crusaders, Moguls, etc and from 1517 to 1917 by Turks (the Ottoman Empire).

The population of Jerusalem (from Wikapedia)
  Jewish Muslim Christian
1882 9,000 7,000 5,000
1896 28,112 8,560 8,748
1922 33,971 13,413 14,699

In Nov 1917 the British published the Balfour Declaration, which said. “His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people ...” A month later General Allenby defeated the Turks.

After WW1 at San Remo in 1922 the entire League of Nations met and unanimously declared: "Whereas recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country."

This international legal agreement recognised the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine as a pre-existing right, not a newly-granted gift. Furthermore it has never been rescinded.
This same conference also formed the 22 new Arab states, including Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, and Egypt. So the formation of Israel in the 22% of the British Mandate not given to Jordan, has the same international legal status as all the other new Arab states !!
It may be a surprise to many that the 1922 San Remo Agreement was unanimous; the Arabs raised no objections to the Jews returning to their homeland. But this has been largely forgotten.

Once the Arabs had their international status and their boundaries established, they suddenly realised that the remains of the British Mandate not given to Trans-Jordan, was going to be ruled by Jews, they started rioting. To their shame, the British sided with the oil-rich Arabs and eventually in 1947 the UN passed Article 181 that gave just half the land west of the Jordan river to the Jews, to Israel. This was too much for the Arabs, who immediately declared war on the Jewish state. By the gracious hand of Almighty God, who enabled the Jews to fight for their lives, the Jordanians only occupied part of the West Bank and the Old City of Jerusalem. They were not able to annihilate Israel.
(The UN took over from the League of Nations in 1946 inheriting all their treaties and property)

After continued Arab threats war broke out again in 1967. This time Israel managed to expel Jordan from Judea (the West Bank) and Egypt from Sinai - in just 6 days. Since then The Arabs have claimed that Israel is the ‘Occupier’ of their land - all of it, from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean Sea. They were again defeated when they made a surprise attack on Israel at Yom Kippur in 1973.

Arafat founded the PLO in 1964. He spent his whole life organising terror and extreme hatred against the Jews. Sadly for both Arabs and Jews, this satanic leader was often successful. It only achieved violence and hatred.
1970 Arafat and his terrorists threatened the Jordanian King Hussein and who expelled them to Lebanon. (Called ‘Black September’).
1982 Arafat forced to flee from Lebanon and went to Tunis.
1993 Arafat signs Oslo Accords and returns to Israel - but never kept them.
For instance the PLO Charter that calls for the extinction of Israel has never been changed. And any terrorist who murders a Jew is financially rewarded (or if he is killed the martyr’s family is rewarded for life).

The Roman emperor Constantine started persecuting the Jews in 310 AD.
The world led by Satan has continued its efforts to exterminate the people Almighty God has chosen with pogroms, expulsions, Crusades. It has not ceased today with the PA, Hamas, Hezbullah, Iran, Islam, the EU and even the UN !

God’s Covenant with Israel      

As the Lord God, the Creator of the whole universe, declares:
The earth is the Lord's and everything in it.  Ps 241

And he exercised his right to give a tiny strip of land, the size of Wales, to Jews.
The Lord appeared to Abraham and said,
      “To your offspring I will give this land."  Gen 127

The world may not like his choice and resist it.
But there it stands, solid as a rock.

“I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”  Gen 177,8

How Will it All End?      

War will continue to the end.  Dan 926

All the world will join together and attack the Jews in Jerusalem. But who will win?

“Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it. On that day, declares the LORD, I will strike every horse with panic, and its rider with madness. But for the sake of the house of Judah I will keep my eyes open, when I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. Then the clans of Judah shall say to themselves, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem have strength through the LORD of hosts, their God.’ ... And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Zech 122-5

Do the Jews deserve this favour? No! And neither do we Christians.
None the less, God has a gracious plan that will be fulfilled.
For all the redeemed, there will be no more lies, no more wickedness or war.
The glorious and holy God will establish his eternal and righteous kingdom.

I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced ... On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.  Zech 1210 131 What a day of rejoicing that will be.

“Hallelujah!  For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.”
Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘
      Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ ”
And he added,
“These are the true words of God.”
 Rev 196-9

4. The God of Love will Not Judge the World       [Contents]

Few sermons today speak about sin, or declare that everyone without exception is born sinful, and especially that the wages of sin is death!  Ro 623
Many Church leaders desire to be popular rather than truthful. But the purpose of Jesus fulfilling the plan to be the crucified Passover Lamb of God was to redeem us; to pay the death penalty for our sin, which we cannot pay. How else can Almighty God forgive us? The Cross was no accident; it was planned and prophesied from the beginning. The only road into heaven for all eternity is that we have to plead with God for mercy and believe that Christ’s sacrifice for us is sufficient.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. ... Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already.”  Jn 316,18

Most church-goers and many others believe that Jesus was a real person, and even that he was the ‘Son of God’. They believe that he set a good example. That he said and did many good things. But the big lie comes in not believing why he came; why he had to be crucified so that we are not, as he said, condemned.
No man is able to earn the forgiveness of God, however hard he may try.

Love does not pretend that sin has no penalty. Love pays the price that justice demands, but which we cannot pay, because it demands a perfect sacrifice.

Paul taught the Corinthians the truth, not the modern lie. He said, The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. ... Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, and we might add that today many try to be good and earn approval.   But Paul preached: Christ crucified ... the power of God and the wisdom of God.  1 Co 118-24

Believing in why Jesus had to come is the only way to receive God’s forgiveness and not be condemned.
It is a surprise to many that Jesus said, “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”  Math 1034  His sword was not to kill, but to divide the righteous from the wicked by enabling some of the wicked to become righteous.

The deceptive lie is believing that the wages of sin is not death and that our sin is only an unfortunate and occasional occurrence, for which there rarely significant consequence. And we can mostly learn to overcome them! So thus the Cross was just a sad, needless misfortune.

What blasphemy!

5. Financial Security       [Contents]

More money has commonly been one of man’s chief goals.
But how reliable is it?
Will it always bring the desired happiness or power?
What must often be sacrificed to retain it?

It is said that when one of the Rothschild family was asked how much wealth would take to make him happy, he honestly replied, “More, always a little bit more!”

Greed is distracting from God’s righteousness. Yet modern political policy repeatedly appeals to make us richer, rather than what is clearly right or wrong according to the Word of God. e.g. The Brexit debate before the referendum in June 2016 centred not on whether the EU policies or its foundations were right or wrong, but almost entirely on whether individually, or as a nation, we would be better off.

Advertising today is not about just informing us where to buy a chisel or a saucepan, but appealing to us
      to buy something we do not need, or often cannot afford,
      what we can get cheaper because it is £xxx off,
      get it ‘because you’re worth it’,
      to impress others or maybe to attract them ...

But the advert is frequently a disguised lie. The item does not do what it implies.
The kitchen blender is advertised as powerful, but omits how strong the cook needs to be.
A broker advertises making a ‘mint’ with some shares, but only adds the legal requirement that ‘they can go down as well as up’, in very small print. Such lying is thought to be ‘small beer’, but in 2022 firms spent £35 billion on advertising! Such is their deceptive power of persuasion that the average personal debt, mostly with bank loans is now (2023) £35,546.  So advertising obviously works! This does not include mortgages, and the average credit card debt is only £1,202.
As the saying goes, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.”

There is a major, unpublished problem with national debt. In the world there are only 5 very minor countries that still have zero national debt (Macau, Brunei, Liechtenstein ...)  Even China’s national debt has risen from $404 billion in 2005 to $3,750 billion in 2022.  The whole world is in debt, but there are no lenders !! The only solution so far has been spiralling inflation, which together with computerised digital finance will one day soon, in God’s timing, lead to a total collapse.

This is prophesied in Revelation 187-24 when ‘Babylon’ claims:
In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never mourn.’
Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine.
She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
“When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry:
“ ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power!
      In one hour your doom has come!’"
“The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes any more– cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men ... For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste ...”
“So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence, and will be found no more; ... for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery. And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth.”

Lies have always been costly. At the end deceived men will disregard God’s warning. The cost will be sudden and violent, and eternal disaster for all who have not called upon the living Christ for mercy and believed that he was crucified and risen to redeem us.  Our gracious God warns us all clearly, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins.”  Rev 184

6. ‘Fake News’ and False Promises       [Contents]

Technology has enabled man to communicate across the whole world so easily.
But what is communicated is often not the truth, or at least only part of the truth.
And that ‘part’ is only the bit that the communicator wants us to know. The ‘news’ is frequently someone’s opinion rather that straight facts. Photos show a small, extreme area, chosen to give us what they want to be a general impression. Reporters interview a selected person, who they know will say what they want.
It remains a very great challenge to discern the truth.
Democratic politicians, who have to rely on votes to keep themselves in power, invariably make promises, which they will later be unable to fulfil, even if when made they are a sincere hope.

Conclusion       [Contents]

The ‘White Horseman’ in Rev 6 reveals that these Five Lies (and probably others) will conquer the world and all the deceived wicked men at the beginning of the Great Tribulation.

Be Warned, do not be deceived and Take Action, learn the revealed truth.

Only the Holy Spirit can reveal that these claims are lies and thus be overthrown.

Be Ready!

To Live or Die ?

God made a world, He fashioned it,
The hills, the sea, the sky.
He made a man and gave to him
The choice to live or die.

Man chose his way, from life he passed,
To sin and death and shame,
But God in love was tender yet
And to His children came.

He came, at first a little child,
To suffer and to die,
That we, each one, may have the choice,
The choice to live or die.

Will you accept Him now you know
The sacrifice He made?
Or would you still be lost in sin
As if the price had not been paid?

The choice is yours, the way is clear,
You can alone decide,
Whether you turn your back on Him,
Or in His love abide.

      Paula Worth   (April 1964)

Seven Saving Truths of Jesus Christ       [Contents]

1.  Redeemer

To many God’s truth is not acceptable. But he has written:
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  Ro 323
The wages of sin is death ...  Ro 623

But he has also provided a way of escape from the just ‘death sentence’.
God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already.  Jn 316-18

How did the coming of Christ 2,000 years ago save us?
For our sin to be forgiven a sacrifice to God had to be made.
But this raised a further problem; the sacrifice had to be perfect;
      and the best I can offer is inevitably tainted.
This problem is not new. It confronted the sons of Adam, Cain and Abel.
Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. ...  Gen 43 But ‘just some of the fruits’ was not acceptable, which made Cain ‘very angry’.
Abel was a shepherd and gave the very best of his flock. And that was not good enough either. But Abel realised this. By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice   Heb 114  By faith (= being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  Heb 111) Abel looked forward to the day when a perfect sacrifice would be made. He believed God. And God gave him assurance that his sin was forgiven. So, like the sinful woman who anointed Jesus was forgiven in Lu 736-50 who in gratitude gave her best, so did Abel.
Isaiah was also shown the ‘perfect sacrifice’ - not an animal, not the best gift that any man could give, but a ‘Suffering Servant’. Jesus Christ crucified.
He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
      the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
      and by his wounds we are healed. ...
He was led like a lamb to the slaughter ...
He was cut off from the land of the living;
      for the transgression of my people he was stricken ...
Because he poured out his life unto death,
      and was numbered with the transgressors.
      For he bore the sin of many ...
 Is 535-12

What was the final act of God that enabled the Israelites to escape from their slavery in Egypt? It was the blood of the Passover Lamb that was painted upon the door posts. (Exd 12).

From ‘Passover Fulfilled’ by Paula Worth

When he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you.  Exd 1223b

Now as we read God’s Word we see
From Genesis right through
The promise that a Saviour
The Serpent’s head would bruise.
For when the blood is sprinkled
The guilty are made whole,
Granted God’s forgiveness,
Deep peace within the soul.
Now in our own experience
We can enjoy this grace
As at the cross of Jesus
We meet him face to face;
Repentance and forgiveness
And then our new life starts
As now we paint his precious blood
On the lintels of our hearts.

What did John Baptist say as he preached and baptised the repentant, when he saw Jesus?
“Behold! the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”  Jn 129
The Lamb who was the Redeemer. God’s merciful and gracious provision for the complete forgiveness of our sin. The Lamb who bore the death for sin that we deserve, and he did not. The long awaited perfect sacrifice. The One who deserves our constant thankfulness. The only way to receive the promised eternity with him who is The way, the Truth and the Life.  Jn 146

2.  Advocate       [Contents]

In a court of law when the accused is brought before the judge, he needs an Advocate to plead on his behalf. What can I say that would help my case? Nothing, except guilty! The statuary punishment by God’s law is death.

But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.  1 Jn 21

This is surely a mighty relief. The kind assuring voice of the One who knows the whole truth and before whom nothing is hidden, is heard speaking these words.

Furthermore he does not even try to proclaim any extenuating circumstances or make any excuses that might persuade the judge towards leniency.
He knows that ‘Guilty’ means death; full-stop.

How can an Advocate help us in this awful predicament? In a quiet yet determined voice, he simple declares that the death penalty has already been served!

When? Some 2,000 years ago. Long before I was even born.

Who by? The Son of God was punished for my offence.
My Advocate knew the certain truth of this by personal experience.
For he himself was the Lamb of God who came down from heaven to be crucified.
It was all planned and agreed before God designed and created the world. He made the whole creation from the furthest stars to the smallest sub-atomic particles and then he added life. He knew that the freedom given to the pinnacle of his creation would be deceived and disobey. He knew what it would cost him. He knew the truth that he claimed in court that justice had been served and the guilty was to be set free again and live with him in righteousness for all eternity.

Zech 31-5
The Court of Heaven was duly set,
The Judges took their place,
The prisoner was myself, a son
Of Adam's ruined race.
The Prosecutor read the charge,
The witnesses were sworn,
The evidence was clear and plain;
And there I stood, forlorn.

‘I move for sentence,' said the Law,
‘My claims must honoured be,
"The soul that sinneth, it shall die"
Has long been claimed by me.'
Then Righteousness a verdict gave,
And Truth concurred as well;
While Retribution hastened near
To drag me down to Hell.

Then, Mercy raised her voice, so soft,
And craved a brief delay
Till Grace, my Advocate, should speak,
Who rose, and thus did say:
‘My Lords, I own your judgement just,
And true in every sense,
The Prisoner owns his guilt, and brings,
No plea of self-defence.'

‘But in the records of this Court
I find the statement given
That Christ, the Son of God, Most High,
Went down to earth from heaven.
That there he shed his precious blood
For sinners on the Tree,
And in his name, I therefore claim
The prisoner should go free.'

The Judges rose in solemn state;
Declared that I was free,
By virtue of the One who died
For me on Calvary.
And ever since that happy day
It's been my joy to tell
The merits of the Saviour's death
That saved my soul from Hell.

By Lesley Greening, secretary of the Slavic and Oriental Mission in the 1960's.

3. Propitiator       [Contents]

In the vain hope of trying to make the church popular to outsiders, many restrict their preaching to God only being a ‘God of Love’. They neglect to teach that he is One who is angered by sin. He truly loves his creation, but he also justly acts with severity against wickedness.

In the old testament man’s gross wickedness so displeased Almighty God that he caused a mighty flood that destroyed all except those saved in the Ark that he instructed Noah to build. This judgement is ridiculed or just omitted today.

In the new testament there are two even greater judgements. First when God had to send his willing Son to be crucified on a cross to bear the punishment that we all deserve. And secondly God reveals the Great Tribulation in the book of Revelation. A book that is rarely read or understood even in the church.

The truth is that wickedness causes Almighty God to be angry. Propitiation is the appeasement of this just anger.

... Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins ... 1 Jn 21,2

We need to learn the unpopular truth that Jesus Christ is the only one who is able to appease the justified anger of Almighty God.

It has been the common experience of true Christian revivals that sinful men suddenly become aware of the consequence of their sin. So much so that they fall down and cry repeatedly, “God, have mercy upon me, have mercy upon me ...”

In Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress we read how Christian left the city of destruction with a great burden on his back. It was only able to be removed when he walked along the way of salvation and came to the Cross. There he understood the true meaning of the Cross, and his burden fell away. He knew the truth that all his sin was forgiven, that the anger of God was appeased, the Propitiator had triumphed there.

In modern preaching and songs ‘love’ is a good and common word,
      but ‘mercy’ and our need of it is a rare, neglected truth.
Western Christianity is proportionately the poorer for neglecting ‘propitiation’.

4.  King and Friend       [Contents]

Jesus told his disciples, “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Math 2028
This was to counter their human desire for leadership and authority.
Jesus fulfilled this instruction completely.
Now he is risen and is rightly called “King of kings and Lord of lords.”  Rev 1916
When he came to earth as Saviour, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.  Jn 1215

Soon he will come as king riding on a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems ...  Rev 1911,12

On that day his kingship and power will not be in any doubt.
It will mark the visible reality of his righteous and eternal kingdom.
All the redeemed will worship and honour him in his greatness.
He will personally welcome even the smallest and weakest of that company.
No one will ever feel unworthy or left out on the fringes
All the bride will drink freely of the water of life without price.  Rev 2217

This gracious King will fulfill all our most precious dreams - and far more!
All the present wars, deceit, and wickedness will be forgotten.
He will not be a king who takes and takes and takes; (1 Sam 810-18)
      but the One who gives with unimaginable generosity and kindness.

His order and government will far surpass Ezekiel’s vision of the wheels and eyes that all moved together with the single purpose of God’s Spirit. (Ezek 14-28)

We can be amazed at the sheer dazzling, pure beauty of a sapphire, a ruby, an emerald, or a diamond (even if only in a shop window!), but then in heaven the shared beauty of our king will many times greater.

All the questions that haunt our minds, the curiosity, the imaginations, the unsolvable problems, the incurable sickness that many suffer ... The King’s answers will flow like a stream in spring that can never disappoint.

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear ...
What a privilege to be with such a King and Friend for ever.

This is truth that our God wants us know, now !

5.  Christ's Unshakeable Kingdom       [Contents]

Those who read and believe the scriptures may recall what Almighty God has said. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.  Heb 1226-29  (See also Hag 26,7,21)

In the past God has shaken the earth several times.
After Adam and Eve disobeyed they had to thrown out of Eden.
In the days of Noah the earth became so wicked that God had to destroy much
      of what he had created using a world-wide flood.
He had to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for their abomination.
He exiled Israel and also Judah, twice!

Today few acknowledge that God designed and created the whole universe.
By accepting the Evolution Theory as truth the once Christian West has largely discarded the Almighty as being irrelevant. He therefore says that he will ‘give us up’ (Ro 124,26,28).   This will cause the us to rapidly become more and more wicked much to Satan’s temporary satisfaction. But the truth is that the Almighty God is going to shake the world and blow away all evil. He is going to establish a kingdom that cannot be shaken. A kingdom that is holy and filled with praise to the Lord. A return to Eden, except that Satan will never be seen or heard there.

This new unshakable kingdom was revealed to Nebuchadnezzar when Daniel told him what he had dreamt and interpreted the meaning. (See Dan 2). The statue represented all the great world empires, every vestige of which was seen to be blown away like dust. And the little rock, not hewn by human hands, became the great mountain. Scientifically it is the new eternal world whose entropy never increases any more. And the Lord God can again pronounce that all his new, eternal, unshakeable creation is ‘very good’.

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee!
Let the water and the blood,
From thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyelids close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See thee on thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee.

6. The Indestructible Word of God        [Contents]

The grass withers, the flower falls,
      but the word of our God will stand forever.
 Is 408 1 Pe 124,25

In the beginning was the Word,
      and the Word was with God,
            and the Word was God.
 Jn 11

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
      and we have seen his glory,
            glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
 Jn 114

The Son of God was crucified by sinful men. Yet this was the perfect, prophesied
plan of God to enable sinful men to be redeemed and forgiven. It was no accident.
The Good Shepherd declared, “I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”  Jn 1017,18

On the third day he rose from the dead, eternally victorious over sin and death.

History has repeatedly confirmed the truth that
      the ‘The treaties of men are founded on fear, and honoured when convenient’.
This is in sharp contrast with the unchanging promises of God e.g.
“The wages of sin is death,
      but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
 Ro 623

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
      that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ...
Whoever believes in him is not condemned,
      but whoever does not believe stands condemned already.
 Jn 316-18

Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
      he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities;
      upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
      and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way;
      and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
 Is 553-6

Every word of God is flawless.  Prov 305  Ps 183-630

7.  The Gift of God is Eternal Life       [Contents]

Eternal life with Christ is a gift that only God can give to any man.
He only gives it to those who repent of their sin and believe that Christ Jesus had to be crucified to pay the wages of sin that no man can pay. The only alternative is the awful prospect of eternity in hell.

Thus the Lord God deserves our eternal thanks.
So in heaven the chorus of praise to God is never silent.

And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals,
      for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
      from every tribe and language and people and nation,
      and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
      and they shall reign on the earth.”
Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,
      “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
            to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
            and honour and glory and blessing!”
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
      “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
            be blessing and honour and glory and might forever and ever!”
 Rev 59-13

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
“Therefore they are before the throne of God,
      and serve him day and night in his temple;
      and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
      the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
      and he will guide them to springs of living water,
      and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
 Rev 79-17

Final Conclusion

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

Fear not, he is with thee, O be not dismayed,
For he is thy God, and will still give thee aid;
He’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by his righteous, omnipotent hand.

In every condition, in sickness, in health,
In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As the days shall demand shall thy strength ever be.

When through the deep waters he calls thee to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For he will be with thee, in trouble to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
His grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; his only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
He will not, he will not desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavour to shake,
He’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake!

George Keith   1638 - 1716