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A Modern Day Soothsayer on the Future of Planet Earth

We have covered this sort of material before and it seems it just gets re-hashed over and over again.  So what is this soothsayer of old predicting (prophesying) now?  Well we would probably run out of paper in the printer if we had to back-track all of the theories NASA and their disciples have espoused over the past sixty years concerning doomsday predictions of aliens attacking Earth, black holes eating up the solar system, asteroid strikes and a host of other manifestations in the universe that will trigger an extinction-level event (Quote from Deep Impact Movie).

This time we pick up on journalist Nick Whigham from News.com.au under his headline (sic) “These events are not rare’: NASA exercise highlights existential threat of asteroid impacting Earth” - published on line 30th April 2019.

The article’s opening sentence: “It’s the doomsday scenario fit for a Hollywood Blockbuster and NASA scientists are about to see it go down.”  This is a report on the upcoming 2019 Planetary Defence Conference that will be running a simulation exercise as part of a recently announced federal “action plan” for defending our planet against asteroid impacts.  “More funding needed” says astronomer Alan Duffy while NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine warned that, “preparing for an asteroid impact is something that needs to be taken very seriously”, and went on the say, “This is ultimately about protecting the only planet we know, right now, to host life and that is planet Earth”.

I couldn’t help but notice Jim Bridenstine’s comment that planet Earth is the only place in the whole universe that (as far as NASA knows) hosts life.  And this is it!   This is the raw truth of the matter behind all of the modern prophesies about aliens and space ships.  There is only life on planet Earth – just as we here at Faithchasers have been continually saying, and anything to the contrary is science-fiction.  Perhaps we could even call them falsehoods and fantasies that have other underlying worldly agendas. Hmm. 

Christian believers know that God purpose built the universe and specifically formed planet Earth within its own Sun solar system for the very specific purpose to put mankind on its surface to burnish and refine him so that he may be redeemed to everlasting life in heaven.  But there is a catch.  Natural man is just that; a body of flesh and a directionless soul who together cannot pass from terrestrial earthy life to the heavens.  The flesh will die and will carry with it into oblivion the hapless soul – this is the truth for the world today and millions will perish because they either do not believe in God, or refuse the Salvation freely given by his only begotten son, Jesus our Lord God and Saviour.    

Christian believers also know that when they reached out to God and believed by faith that Jesus would give them life, they received from him a new spirit that enlivened their soul and taught them how to follow in his steps.  Those steps are made of rock and upon that rock will all believers rise up in the end of days and be united with God in a paradise within the heavens. 

Now the point of this article is that we can agree that asteroids have probably collided into all planets in our solar system, including Earth, and hence it is not an infrequent occurrence.  Most recent cases involving our planet have occurred in the northern hemisphere and have impacted our atmosphere causing deaths in communities that were in near proximity to the explosive release of the asteroid’s energy.  We can understand that the governments of the world might seek a common platform toward researching these wayward celestial chunks of ice and rubbish to better understand their trajectory and risk factor of colliding within our solar system.   

However, it is a step too far to suggest there is an extinction-level asteroid headed for planet Earth and we should therefore prepare for it; when in fact there is no existing information and there is no known threat to planet Earth at all.  This is the philosophy of insurance companies and protection schemes that tell us we need to pay high annual fees to protect ourselves against every conceivable thing that might go wrong in our lives. And besides, obviously, an extinction-level event has only one meaning and money would not help one iota in that case.

But the real tragedy of all this is hidden.  It is fear-factor 101 that these articles intend to ignite with a consequence of destabilising general society.  These types of reports and particularly this subject matter dealing with interplanetary threats, whether perceived or fantasied, erode the trust that most people have in the God of the world.  General Society may not have it right per se’ that God our Father and his only begotten son Jesus hold out a hand to help us step up to believing and get us going in our walk in the Kingdom of God.  But none-the-less the general society has an awareness of God and I would suggest they “keep” God in reserve  as a “just-in-case” insurance policy if they find themselves in a dire situation ie, OMG!  

A cunning article can do a lot of damage to public perceptions and their inherent fears and all Faithchasers should be aware of the impact that these have on the general society to whom we must reach out to bring to God. We must counter the assertion that an extinction-level impact is inevitable.  Not so!  God created the world and he did so to achieve a very specific outcome.  No-thing, no matter what it is, will take the control of this planet away from God.  We should have no fear and be single minded about our trust in Him. 

Should we be looking up to the heavens?  Yes we should!  But not to watch the manifestations of the cosmos; we should be looking up to God who put them there.

The Earth will exist for as long as God pleases and over the course of the thousands of years yet to come it will not be removed off its foundations.  There are millions of souls yet to be saved and there are billions who have unbelief issues with what is in the Bible.  Hence we will never be destitute of opportunity to reach out to someone around us.

 

 

Geoff Rooke    

Christian Churches Brought to Heel

There would be few caring people in the world who would not have been shocked at the revelations of child abuse by priests and ministers from our churches today and the covering up of these crimes through a hierarchical system that that either turned a blind eye to the accusations or were complicit in actions designed to relocate offending staff to be out of sight.

We have spent several months examining the root cause to this catastrophe and have found a common thread that we have referred to as "code written into the DNA" of church convocations that have been drawn into this criminal matter.

This article is powerful in its determination to shine the Word of God onto these actions which raise difficult questions that nearly every Christian in today's world should ask themselves where they stand on these issues in relation to their Salvation.

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Ed.

 

 

Eden and the Garden that the Lord God Planted

We have concerned ourselves with presenting what we believe to be the truth of the matter in relation to Eden and the Garden in which God placed Adam and Eve, and you will recall that we took down a previous article that we thought did not fully present the truth of this matter.  We have now posted a new article entitled "Eden and the Garden that the Lord God Planted" in the Bookshelf and trust you will enjoy the read.

Editor

 

 

 

Explanatory Note About the Second Revision of the article "The Garden in Eden"

Philological decipherment is not a discipline that one goes about while having a Maccas and a glass of bubbly down at the local golden arches store.  And particularly in many cases where song line interpretation conflicts with any consensus rule of hermeneutics it takes many hours of studious examination to fully grasp the intent of song line recitals that often have their roots thousands of years in antiquity.

Why I say this is because the Book of Genesis is a very typical case where everybody who is anybody wants a bit of the spot light action.  Scholars have a view, Science and its various disciplines have views as do bible commentators as do just about anyone who can read and express themselves.

But, and let me emphasise that objection, we can ask the question, “What is the real truth that the Lord God is endeavouring to have us pay attention to without going off-message into some fanciful jibber-jabba that just sounds good?”.

Now that is a rough and ugly way of saying that the deciphering of the Genesis script recitals (according to Moses’ recordings) is sometimes very tough and arduous and is fraught with twists and turns that can completely change the meaning in the space of one verse – or even one word.

We at Faithchasers are not perfect but we try very hard to intercept the holy spirit of understanding about tough passages where the general societal view disbelieves its authenticity, and hence we endeavour to put a case into an open format for the benefit of believers (and nonbelievers) all over the world. Such is this case of the Garden in Eden.

Genesis Chapter Two verses seven to fifteen (Gen 2:7-15) has been opined over by hundreds, if not thousands, of people since Adam and Eve were expelled from it, and whether from Sunday School teaching or academic commentary or even scientific research papers generally most people have formed some opinion about it ranging from “it’s a great fictional story” to “Eden being a real place where the first modern man entered the world”.

This is the sand pit we are playing in right now, and because of some intrinsically difficult dimensional issues between our world and the multiple heavens mentioned in the Bible, we have been perhaps too anxious to put something onto the website.  

A very good test for assessing if we have the truth at hand, is that the truth, ie the understanding of events and their cause and effect relationship in the world, must fit like a tailored glove over the facts as they are presented.  

So we have come across some threads in the glove that don’t fit very well and we are reassessing where we are at with our understanding of this matter.  We will be seeking our Lord’s guidance on this and will put up the revised article when we are happy that we have got it right.

Geoff Rooke
Editor     

 

May God Give You the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation

It is most relevant that we encourage one another in our walk of Salvation, and this correspondence from Paul to the church in Ephesus is pertinent to all Christian believers – but moreso for those who are walking in their Salvation as one congregation unto Jesus Christ our Lord being our High Priest over the Royal Priesthood of all believers in the world.

 

I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 

Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 

And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 

Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Ephesians 1:17-23
Paul’s letter to the Ephesians written by Tychicus from Rome

The Royal Priesthood of all Believers

Good Christian men and women of the World.  Our Lord Jesus Christ has brought us into ministry for the Kingdom of God and made us all priests in the Royal Priesthood of the Order of King Melchizedec1.  Stand up and become that which the Lord has appointed you to be – we are the priesthood to our High Priest, the Lord of Salvation, Jesus Christ2, unto God our Father.   

There be no man that can appoint themselves between the Royal Priesthood of believers and their High Priest in heaven who sits at the right hand of God's throne4.

There are no divisions in our priesthood for we are all the same believing by faith that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead on the third day5; seen by many6 after he was glorified and swept up to be in heaven with our Father God.  There is no legitimate God ordained church separated unto Paul or to John, Mark, Andrew, Timothy, Luke, Chloe, Sosthenes, Apollos, Peter, Matthew or any other disciple of our Lord8.  These are all the works of cunning man, dividers of the Lord's congregation to plunder souls away from their due reward. 

The only true church in this world under God our Father in heaven is the Royal Priesthood of all believers after the order of Melchizedek, King of Salem9 of whom our Lord Jesus Christ is a priest forever7 - our High Priest. Do not be tricked by the cunning of man seeking his own power and glory3. You have a strong advocate in our Lord who is one with God our Father and who paid the price for our sins.  Walk in the Kingdom of God through your life with the power of your salvation seeking to reflect the Lord in everything you do. 

No man has the power or right before God to step in between you and your high priest.  Jesus Christ, high priest to all believers and the author of our salvation from the beginning of time10. It is only through Jesus our Lord that we will be redeemed to heaven - there is no other authority in heaven or in the earth that can change this truth.

To God be the glory for all the things he has done.

1     1Peter 2:9-10     

2     Hebrews 6:20, Hebrews 7:21, Psalm 110:4

3     Romans 16:17-18

4     Mark 16:9, Acts 2:3, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 1:13

5     1 Corinthians 1:10-16, 1 Corinthians 4:6, Romans 16:17-18

6     1 Corinthians 15:6

7     Hebrews 6:20

8     1 Corinthians 3:4-7

9     Hebrews 7:2, Hebrews 7:3

10   1 John 1:1-4

 

Apology for Service Fault

We have discovered that the Comments and Correspondence links on the Contacts page have not been working for some time.

This has now been rectified with with our sincere apologies.

 

Ed. 

 

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There is always a price to pay!

I was disappointed to see the fragmentation of the Federal Liberal Party recently, if for no other reason that any such collapse of a federal government has a negative impact on the Australian population who already struggle with the erosion of the political landscape with landslides and subsistence failures.  However that being said, was it any great surprise that of the warring factions, including the opposition party, that none of those of a particular mindset gained anything out of it.

I am of course referring to those proponents for change in relation to the Marriage Act who added their positions to bolster the minority clatter and passive intimidation of the general population into thinking that a greater majority of them sought the changes as referred to in the Bill.  And passed the Bill did, and we here in Australia are forever now lumbered with a great undermining of our Christian moral standard in favour of a minority group who were, as a matter of note, supported by those powers who have an axe to grind over their exclusion from being able to drag God down to their level. If you don’t quite understand what this means, it is that the Australian Constitution in its preamble calls upon God to give us his blessing for the actions of our Governments who should rule in accordance with that which would drawer God’s blessings.  It was sort of a guarantee put into the Constitution by our Christian forefathers.

At the time when the Bill for change was being pushed through, it was difficult to understand why God would not have made a divine interdiction in response to our prayers to stop the change occurring to our Constitution, however after the initial rebuff from the pseudo Constitutional vote, which was itself a disgrace and I am of the opinion it too was designed to set a bias on the results, Christians settled back to accept God’s will on how this was to be managed into the future.

Do you recall those key people who used their position and the parliamentary megaphone to speak directly into almost every house in the country?  Well I draw your thoughts to the outcome of today.

The then Prime Minister has been dumped.  The chief protagonist dumped, the Leader of the Opposition denied any advantage by way of the continuity default, and the real winners - are the people of Australia who now have a Christian Prime Minister.  

In the eyes of God, there was a price to pay and sometimes that price is very public. 

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In What Direction Are Our Churches Leading Their Congregations

Through the Faithchasers Network we try very hard to present every reason why we should believe the Bible to be the Word of God and also we encourage mankind to explore the Bible’s truths from the very beginnings of time through to the end of times.  We emphasise the point that God is not to be trifled with, and that being said, recognise that there exists a compelling vested interest for all of mankind to honour God and to undertake a service within His Kingdom even though we are all standing sinners.  

That we are forgiven our sins through the personal sacrifice of our Lord and saviour, Jesus the Messiah, the Only Begotten Son of God, and who is the Word of God and High Priest over the Royal Priesthood of believers after the order of King Melchizedec; and so by repentance of our sins and in faith believing and following the Lord’s words and teachings (i.e. the law written upon our hearts), we have a law to follow that will lead us in our obedience to God’s will.  If we do not follow this law within, then death is at the door to our soul.  

Let it be said that there is no alternative option available for mankind who is disobedient to God’s word and who refuse to believe wholly and solely upon his name and the name of his only begotten son.  It is on this wise that we have no option but to surrender to God - for the only other way for non-believers is death and hell.  Paraphrased in today’s idiom; “believe or perish”.  

Now that is a mouthful I must say, but we absolutely need to grasp just how real God is.  We are not privileged to just take bits and pieces of God’s word when we “feel inclined” that it might have some relevance to our lives, and neither are we privileged to entertain thoughts that we are not under any law.  There are some deep rooted mis-truths being bandied about by many shepherds in our Christian congregations and it will come as a catastrophic shock when the truth is fully revealed to them.  

In previous articles we have put forward God’s indisputable word on the subject of gender confusion that is occurring in the human race, and we have also clearly shown that the pagan practises of the communities in Sodom and Gomorrah drew a very sharp and decisive interdiction from God wherein they were obliterated from this living realm principally because they had un-natural practises that were contrary to the will of God, and secondly that their wanton lifestyle threatened the future success of The Redemption Plan in the lands of Canaan. 

In recent times over the whole same gender marriage debate here in Australia, there was only one congregation that publicly stated clearly and unambiguously that same gender marriage was against God’s Word and therefore should not be allowed to flourish in the communities within God’s kingdom.  There have since been two other prominent congregations that have publicly embraced same gender relationships into their churches, which includes the flow-on behaviours, with both permitting their shepherds to be actively engaging in same gender relationships.  One of these has opened the door to allow church marriage ceremonies to be conducted for same gender partners, including their own shepherds.

There is a line that if crossed will lead to expulsion (or exclusion) from the Kingdom of God and we cannot talk our way past the fact that God deems the practises of same gender relationships as an evil born out of darkness and hence those practitioners of it cross from light into darkness.  In plain speak they have perished already. 

What will become of the good men still in these congregations?  Are they at risk? These are good questions needing to be addressed.  Will the errant shepherds of these congregations be able to bring the true word of God to their flock, or will it be a concoction of self-indulgence and untruths to appease the urges of their unsaved flesh in a mishmash of teachings to support their delusional self-gratification. Either way it is as ugly as sin is itself.

2Timothy 3:16-17 
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Good Christian men and women of Australia. Stand firm in the laws of God as they were delivered by our Lord and Saviour, the true Word of God. Preach the holiness of God’s Word to the younger and lead by example in how to conduct our lives.  God will bless your every endeavour toward teaching our future generations about God and the saving grace wrought through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

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New Article in Book Shelf library - The Redemption Plan

There is a new article in the Book Shelf library called The Redemption Plan.  This is a 150 page treatise following a twelve month study of why mankind is on planet Earth and how, down through the millenniums, a young maiden could give birth to a sinless male baby by producing the Seed of Eve who would go on to become a God and Saviour to the whole of humanity.

This is a "go" to "whoa" account of what the scriptures indicate was the Grand Plan for our species on this planet and opens a window into understanding why human beings really exist.  If a reader can extract even a fraction of the enjoyment I experienced from studying and writing the article then they are in for a really good thought provoking read.   

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