FAQ

DO YOU KNOW: That God created Lucifer perfect, but he rebelled against God (Isa. 14: 12-20; Ezek. 28: 12-19), and so became Satan (adversary), God’s enemy?

That Satan is a person—not an evil principle—for he abode not in the truth, spoke to God, reasoned, etc. (John 8: 44; Job 1: 1-22; 2: 1-13; 2 Cor. 2: 11; 11: 14, 15)?

That God created Adam perfect and told him if he disobeyed he would surely die, but Satan won control over mankind by his first lie: “Ye shall not surely die” (Gen. 2: 17; 3: 4; Ezek. 18: 4, 20; Rom. 5: 12; 6: 23)?

DO YOU KNOW: That God sentenced Adam to die: “Unto dust shalt thou return,” but also said that the woman’s seed shall bruise Satan’s head (Gen. 3: 14-19)?

That, starting with Cain and Abel, Satan has tried to destroy or ensnare the seed of the woman?

That Satan before the Flood induced some angels to materialize and marry women, thus producing hybrids and very evil conditions (Gen. 6: 1-7; Jude 6, 7)?

That God by the Flood destroyed that “old world” (Greek, kosmos, social order)–not the earth (Eccl. 1: 4)—saving only Noah and family (2 Pet. 2: 4, 5)?

That Satan with the aid of his fallen angels soon enslaved Noah’s progeny through Nimrod, began various false religions, etc., and thus by usurpation became “the god [mighty one] of this [‘present evil’] world” (Gen. 10: 1-32; 2 Cor. 4: 4; Gal. 1: 4; John 12: 31; 14: 30)?

That God promised righteous Abraham that through him and his seed all nations would be blessed (Gen. 12: 1-3; 17: 19, 21; 22: 15-18; 26: 4; 28: 14)?

That Satan consequently made special attacks on Isaac, Esau (causing him to sell his birthright), Jacob, Joseph, Moses, the Israelites, Saul, David, Solomon, his progeny, the prophets, etc. (Luke 11: 47-51)?

That God finally sent His only begotten Son, the promised Seed, to give His life a ransom, so all would be given one full individual trial for eternal life (Gal. 3: 8, 16; Matt. 20: 28; 1 Tim. 4: 10; 1 John 2: 2)?

That Satan tried to ensnare or destroy Jesus and finally succeeded in crucifying Him (Matt. 4: 1-11; 8: 24; Luke 4: 29; 22: 3-6, 47, 48; 23: 33, 34)?

That God raised Jesus from the dead and exalted Him to the Divine nature (Acts 5: 30, 31;Phil. 2: 9-11)?

That Satan, no longer able to attack Jesus personally, tried to destroy the Church, His Body, for it also is a part of Abraham’s Seed, that is to bless all mankind (Rom. 12: 5; 4: 13-16; Eph. 1: 18-23; Gal. 3: 7-9, 29)?

That God, despite Satan’s persecutions, prospered and multiplied the early Church (Acts 2: 41; 5: 14)? DO YOU KNOW: That Satan, failing to destroy the Church by persecutions, perverted it with false doctrines and bad practices (Matt. 13: 24-28; 2 Thes. 2: 3-10; 1 John 4: 3), so the true Church became almost unrecognizable, because of so many tares (imitation Christians)?

That God kept His promise never to forsake His loyal people, so amid all Satan’s errors and the “gross darkness” upon the people, God gave His true saints “a little help” through such faithful servants as Marsiglio, Wyclif, Huss, Savonarola, Luther, Zwingli, Cranmer, Wesley,etc. (Heb. 13: 5, 6; Matt. 28: 20; Isa. 60: 2; Dan. 11: 34; Mic. 5: 5)?

That Satan controlled Christendom by “the chained Bible,” ignorance, superstition, heathen philosophies and various errors, especially the Divine right of kings, clergy and aristocracy—and to support his first lie (Gen. 3: 4), consciousness of the dead, inherent immortality of the human soul and the blasphemous doctrine of eternal torment, using figurative Bible texts and parables literally and confusing Hades and Gehenna so as to deceive?

That since 1799, in “the time of the end,” God has greatly increased knowledge (Dan. 12: 4;Nah. 2: 3, 4)?

That with the dispelling of his old errors, Satan and his demons (“seducing spirits”) have brought forth new “doctrines of devils” (1 Tim. 4: 1)—Evolution, Theosophy, Christian Science, New Thought, Mormonism, Rosicrucianism, Universalism, Scientology, etc.—and are multiplying “signs and wonders” (2 Thes. 2: 9)—witchcraft, black art, fortune-telling, alleged talking with the dead, Satanism, clairvoyance, spirit-rapping, sorcery, crystal-ball gazing, tea-leaf reading, spirit-writing, hypnotism, ESP, astrology, poltergeists, horoscopes, ouija boards, “flying saucers, etc.?

That God forbids His people to have anything to do  with such media (Ex. 22: 18; Lev. 19: 26, 31; 20: 6, 27; Deut. 18: 9-14; 1 Chron. 10: 13, 14; 2 Kings 21: 6; 2 Chron. 33: 6; Isa. 8: 19,20; 19: 3, 4; Jer. 29: 8, 9; Zech. 10: 2; Gal. 5: 19-21; Rev. 21: 8; 22: 15)? DO YOU KNOW: That Satan is desperate, seeing God through Christ victorious in refuting his errors by the truth and in using the Time Of Trouble (World War, Revolution and Anarchy) to bind him and demolish his empire, preparatory to establishing God’s Kingdom on earth (Rev. 19: 11-21; 11: 15-18; 20: 1-4; 1 Kings 19: 11, 12; Psa. 46: 8-11; 76: 8-10; Dan. 12: 1; Matt. 24: 21, 22; 12: 29; 6: 10; Micah 4: 1-4)?

That God “shall bruise Satan under your [the elect Seed’s] feet shortly”; for God “will have all men [including the non-elect—1 Tim. 4: 10; Heb. 2: 9; 1 John 2: 2] to be saved [from Adamic condemnation] and to come unto the [exact] knowledge of the truth” (Rom. 16: 20; 1 Tim. 2: 4-6; Num. 14: 21; Isa. 11: 9)?

That in “the new earth [social order]” mankind will have their judgment (trial for life) as they come up the “highway” to human perfection (Acts 17: 31; 2 Pet. 3: 7-13; Isa. 35: 1-10; 65: 17-25; Rev. 21: 1-5; 22: 17)?

That Satan, when loosed for mankind’s final testing, will soon gain a host of followers, but God will annihilate him and all the wicked (Rev. 20: 3, 7-10; 21: 8; Psa. 37: 9-11, 38; 145: 20;Isa. 43: 17; Heb. 2: 14)?

That God will thus have won the contest; for Satan will be no more, “all iniquity shall stop her mouth,” and all creatures will praise God and Christ forever (Ezek. 28: 19; Psa. 107: 42;Rev. 5: 12, 13)?

DO YOU KNOW: That people in general long for lasting global peace among the nations, but that it always seems very hard to achieve?

That many view with alarm and fear the continued great stockpiling of deadly weapons, especially nuclear missiles and neutron and other bombs, capable of destroying all mankind?

That this stockpiling fulfills the Bible prophecy, “Prepare war . . . beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong” (Joel 3: 9, 10)?

That worldwide there is much sentiment for mutual reduction in making and stockpiling nuclear and other weapons, but the contending nations fear that adequate inspection of one another’s arsenal will be impossible and that some nation will continue building up its arsenal secretly?

That while some measure of reduction in the manufacture and stockpiles of nuclear and other deadly weapons may come from negotiations between the great world powers, such disarmament negotiations will surely end in failure to reach the desired goal of true and lasting peace among the nations?

That though there is good in it, the present order on earth is Biblically called “this presentevil world” and Satan is called “the god of this world” (Gal. 1: 4; John 14: 30; 2 Cor. 4: 4)?

That God is not powerless to thwart Satan and his evil rulership, but that He has permitted evil in order to work out His purposes, teaching all, including God’s people, many valuable lessons?

That God’s permitting evil has nearly accomplished His desired purposes, and that the time has come for Him to destroy Satan’s evil empire?

That since 1914 God has caused the greatest Time of Trouble ever (Dan. 12: 1), and that before it is over Satan’s evil rule will be ended?

That the Prophet Elijah, representing God’s true Church, saw a vision of a great destructive wind, earthquake and fire, representing God’s Church seeing great war, revolution and anarchy destroying Satan’s empire and humbling mankind, so that they will listen to God’s “still small voice” speaking real peace (1 Kings 19: 11, 12)?

That taking his view after the Time of Trouble, the Psalmist says prophetically, “Behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the ends of the earth; he breaketh the bow and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted in the earth” (Psa. 46: 9-11)?

That since 1914 there have been two great World War phases, much revolution and anarchy and there is considerably more to come in this great worldwide Time of Trouble, and that if it were not checked by God, all humans would be killed, but that He by the intervention of Jesus and His Church will spare some (Matt. 24: 21, 22; Zeph. 2: 3; 3: 8, 9)?

That “this present evil world” with its false religious systems (“heavens”) and social order (“earth”) is to be fully destroyed by the destructive trouble (“fire”) of this “day of the LORD,” and will be replaced by the new religious system of Jesus and His Church (“the new heavens”) and their new social order on earth (“the new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness—2 Pet. 3: 7-13; Isa. 25: 6-9; 35: 1-10; 65: 17-25; Dan. 2: 1-49)?

That this same Time of Trouble is described in Heb. 12: 26-28 as an earthquake, which violently shakes the heaven and earth, that all things not based on truth and righteousness will be shaken out, and only those properly based—the things of God’s Kingdom—will remain, that thus the new government on earth, “the desire of all nations, shall come” (Hag. 2: 6, 7;Rom. 8: 19-22)?

That Jesus, the great Prince of Peace, will establish the new government of earth, into which people of all nations will come and in which “they shall beat their swords into plowshares . . . nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” “They shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid” (Isa. 2: 2-4; 9: 6, 7; Psa. 22: 27-29; 72: 1-20; 86: 9; Mic. 4: 1-4)? This will be the real, lasting long-sought universal peace!

That besides bringing peace eventually to all nations worldwide, Jesus brings peace to all who put their trust in God and Him?

That if one wants to please God, he first “must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him” (Heb. 11: 6)?

That we must all recognize that we are sinners of Adam’s death-condemned race and repent for our sins and accept Jesus as our own personal Savior, thus having our sins forgiven and becoming justified by faith (Acts 20: 21); and that “being justified by faith we have peace withGod [and fellowship with Him—1 John 1: 3-7] through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Rom. 5: 1, 2)?

That if we dedicate, or consecrate, our lives to God (Prov. 23: 26; Matt. 16: 24; Rom. 12: 1), we get a serenity of heart and mind, a deeper, fuller peace, “the peace of God, which passes all [human] understanding, [which] shall keep our hearts and minds through Christ,” keeping us from fear in a fear-filled world (Psa. 119: 165; Isa. 26: 3, 4; John 14: 27; Phil. 4: 6, 7; Col. 3: 15)?

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