I Am Coming Soon?

sevensealedscrollI am coming back from a hiatus of sorts… Rest assured, I have been studying the Bible and wrestling with God (Genesis 32:24). I have a question for my readers. What did Jesus mean by “I am Coming soon” in His revelation to John (Revelation 3:11Revelation 22:7 ,Revelation 22:12Revelation 22:20)?

Considering the 2000 year wait, it is a bit perplexing  and I am wrestling with various interpretations by scholars. As a Bible believing Christian, how do you make sense of this ?

Below is some preliminary exegesis with Strong’s concordance numbers. Please comment with your thoughtful explanation.

I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.” (Re 3:11)

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“And behold,  I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” (Re 22:7)

“And behold, I am coming soon.
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“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done.” (Re 22:12)

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“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” (Re 22:20)

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When Once We Were a Nation

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In the year 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England carrying more than a hundred hopeful, determined, and God-fearing individuals into an unknown future. Setting their minds on the promises of God and their faith in Him, they ventured into the unfamiliar as they placed their lives and those of their children in His hands. Little did they know that despite many hardships they would build the most powerful, inventive, industrial, and free nation that had ever existed to this point in history.

For many, the nation was founded on God. The fabric that held the country together was woven with the blood, sweat, tears, fortitude, and faith of a generation who set their resolve and trust in the God of the Bible and never looked back.
America the Beautiful. The Strong. The United. The Innovative. The Independent.
America, the One Nation Under God.
So, what happened? As a godless and seemingly aimless America faces decline unparalleled to any deterioration that previous generations could have ever foreseen, many now look around in astonishment and wonder what changed.

Can America return to its glory days? If so, how?
Join Thomas Horn, Christina Peck, Robert Maginnis, Donna Howell, Sheila Zilinsky, Josh Peck, Cris Putnam, Sharon Gilbert, Allie Anderson, Joe Ardis, and Derek Gilbert as this question is explored and discussed in When Once We Were a Nation.

I contributed a chapter on the demise of American manufacturing and what it might mean for our future.

Pope Pronounces “Trump is not Christian!”

“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone who is among you not to think more highly of yourself than what one ought to think, but to think sensibly, as God has apportioned a measure of faith to each one.” (Romans 12:3)

Donald Trump not only identifies as a Presbyterian, he collects Bibles as a hobby. Who is to say he is not justified, that God’s wrath over his sin is not propitiated? Sure Trump may seem irreverent and vulgar at times, but perhaps, in God’s eyes, he’s made more progress than Bergoglio?

Pope Francis Suggests Donald Trump Is ‘Not Christian’

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRLINER — Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that Donald J. Trump “is not Christian” because of the harshness of his campaign promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border.

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis said when a reporter asked him about Mr. Trump on the papal airliner as he returned to Rome after his six-day visit to Mexico.

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I wonder if Pope Frank approves of Hilary Clinton and Obama’s Cocaine Use? It’s not that it’s a “special sin,” but rather the serious allegations that Bill’s election was financed by blood money.

Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport is a city owned, public use airport located about two and a half miles southeast of Mena, Arkansas. While he was damning Trump, did Petrus Romanus consider “What Was Clinton’s Role In ‘Mena Mystery!?'” Did he also neglect allegations about the murder of Iran Contra CIA Drug Smuggler Barry Seal? No matter, the Pope’s pronouncement that “Trump is not Christian” carries about as much weight as a paper airplane. The influential words of C.S. Lewis come to mind:

Some of us who seem quite nice people may, in fact, have made so little use of a good heredity and a good upbringing that we are really worse than those whom we regard as fiends. Can we be quite certain how we should have behaved if we had been saddled with the psychological outfit, and then with the bad upbringing, and then with the power, say, of Himmler? That is why Christians are told not to judge. We see only the results which a man’s choices make out of his raw material. But God does not judge him on the raw material at all, but on what he has done with it. — C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 91.

The problem with Roman Catholic theology is that, during its Medieval power-grab, it lost the Gospel. Worse yet, at the Council of Trent, Rome cursed the Gospel. It was in response to the reformation. After reading Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, Martin Luther revived Pauline theology, which was very bad for the indulgence business.

Canon 12: “If any one shall say that justifying faith is nothing else than confidence in the divine mercy pardoning sins for Christ’s sake, or that it is that confidence alone by which we are justified . . . let him be accursed” (See Council of Trent Cannons on Justification )

“For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” (Romans 3:28) If they had treasured the letter Paul wrote to that city, the colossal heresy ratified at Trent would have been avoided.

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The Best Final Roman Emperor Interview to Date

vftbgraphic200It’s a lot easier when you are already friends and have an assessment of one another’s worldview. It means we can talk content: