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VOL 18 ISSUE 6               “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet.” Isa. 58:1             NOV – DEC 2006




                                                                                                  A Foolish,
                                                                                                 Erring Dream
                                  The Wolf and the Lamb
                                                                                             While false prophets are confiding
                                                  Bro. Jason Hargrave
                                                                                                In a foolish, erring dream,
                                                                                                 Of millennial enjoyment,
                             “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb.” Isa. 11:6.           They neglect the cleansing stream.
                            “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together.” Isa. 65:25.
                                                                                            Oh, poor sinners, don’t believe them!


M
            illennialists look for a literal   earthly examples and terminology–such           There will be no age to come.
            1000 year reign on earth when      as being born, sowing, harvest, a king-           If in life you find not Jesus,
            actual wolves and lambs will       dom, a sheepfold, etc.–He used them to
dwell together. Extending our vision be-       show things that were spiritual. Such         Death will seal your awful doom!
yond the two popular texts quoted above,       usage was obviously not to be taken in a
to take in the whole sphere of scriptures,     literal sense.                               Time moves on with solemn footsteps
we will find the true meaning of what               No one would say that when Christ            as it nears the final shore.
these particular verses are trying to con-     told Peter to feed His lambs He was
vey. In considering the whole realm of         telling him to go feed actual lambs. Eve-       Fast the sun of earth is sinking.
biblical teaching on this matter, and not      ryone would agree that the wolves in           Soon our world shall be no more.
narrowly singling out certain passages as      sheep’s clothing were referring to men.
many do, we will find a wonderful truth        Christ’s teachings on these things are too                        —W. G. Schell
not generally understood.                      easy to understand to be misunderstood.
     If we read through the teachings of       But when we come to our two head texts,
Christ, we will find that though He used                           Continued on Page 9
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                                                                            Bible and into fantasy land with their nonsensical premillennial
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                                                                            one to come.
                    Editor: Sis. Susan Mutch
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                                                                            second coming of Jesus Christ and the Judgment Day. It does
      This definite, radical, anti-sectarian holiness paper is pub-         not recognize the present spiritual kingdom that Jesus plainly
lished in the name of the Lord for the edification of the church of         said was not of this world, and, to my horror, it tramples on the
God. Its mission is to point souls to full salvation through Christ and     blood of Christ by their ridiculous claims that God plans to
to expose the errors of spiritual Babylon (false religion). We desire       reinstate temple worship, complete with animal sacrifices! To
this paper to be used as a sharp instrument in the hands of the Lord,
                                                                            say that unbelieving and disobedient Israel is offered some
breaking the spiritual silence in this time of restoration.
                                                                            other basis of acceptance with God than the rest of mankind,
    The Bible teaches:                                                      smacks of predestination.
     Godly Sorrow and Repentance            Acts 3:19; 17:30, 2 Cor. 7:10        The earthly-minded teachers of this error leave off the
     The New Birth–a Radical Conversion                        John 3:3-7   spiritual to make a return to the carnal, to which we say, as did
     Freedom from Sin/A Holy Life 1 Jn. 5:18, Lk. 1:73-75, Tit. 2:11-12     Paul to the Galatian believers when they were in danger of the
     Entire Sanctification–a Second Cleansing 1 Thess. 5:23, Acts 15:8-9
     Unity of God’s People/One Church            John 17:21; Matt. 16:18
                                                                            same, “Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye
     Divine Healing                              James 5:14-15, Isa. 53:5   now made perfect by the flesh?” Gal. 3:3.
     Ordinances Mt. 28:19-20, Jn. 13:14-15, 1 Cor. 11:23-26, Rom. 16:16          Daniel prophesied of Israel’s end being “determined.”
     Plain, Modest Dress        Dt. 22:5, 1 Tim. 2:9-10, 1 Cor. 11:14-15    Premillennialists “prophesy” of a restoration of Israel yet to
     Sanctity of Marriage Mt. 19:5-6, Mk. 10:11-12, Lk. 16:18, Rom. 7:2-3   come. Jesus said His kingdom was not of this world.
     Non-Violence                              Luke 3:14; 6:27-29; 18:20
     Restoration (Sounding 7th Trumpet)                 Rev. 10:7; 11:15
                                                                            Premillennialists say that it is. We could go on and on.
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2          The Gospel Trumpet
The Fable of
                                                                                              The latter part of verses 26 and 27
                                                                                         refer to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70
                                                                                         A.D. The people of the prince that will
 a Great Seven                                                                           come to destroy the city and the sanctu-
                                                                                         ary and cause an overspreading of abomi-
                                                                                         nations to make it desolate refers to the
Year Tribulation                                                      Sis. Susan Mutch   Roman army under Titus. These prophe-
                                                                                         cies were already fulfilled! This has ab-
                                                                                         solutely nothing to do with a devil-
                                                                                         dreamed-up, nonsensical Antichrist caus-
                                                                                         ing “restored” temple worship (God for-
      Millennial dreamers, as usual, are        desolation as prophesied by Daniel and isbid!) to cease in the middle of some
found taking scriptures out of context          referring to the Roman army entering     future seven year period of tribulation,
and grossly misapplying them to force           Jerusalem and then desecrating the tem-  when he presumably arises and demands
them into their incredulous age to come                                                  to be worshiped as God!
                                                ple. This is history! It does not speak at all
scheme. Their abuse of Matt. 24:21 and          of some future Antichrist to come des-        I agree with H.C. Heffren when he
Dan. 9:26-27 are just another example of        ecrating a temple yet to be rebuilt!     stated, “It is difficult to imagine how
this.                                                                                    anyone could rob the inspired Word of
                                                     Millennialists, full of wild imagina-
      They imagine the former to support        tions, dream they find their seven years God more completely of its authority or
a seven year tribulation period yet to          from the last week of Daniel’s prophetic reduce prophecy to a greater degree of
come, when nothing is mentioned in the          70 weeks, or 490 years, to tag onto this absurdity than to suggest that God deter-
text as to seven years. Their visions are                                                mined seventy ‘indeterminate’ weeks.”
                                                “great tribulation” period they imagine is
not of God, but of their own invention.         yet to come.                                  These fable-building millennialists
They do err, not knowing the scriptures.             Breaking the law of Bible           would reinstate “the sacrifices which can
      In Matt. 24:1 the disciples are want-     hermeneutics, they stop the clock after  never take away sins” as they trample
ing Jesus to take note of the buildings of      69 consecutive weeks end, “postponing”   under foot the Son of God whose own
the temple. He responds by saying, “There       the last week (7 years) to a future time.flesh and blood He “offered [as the] one
shall not be left here one stone upon           Dear readers, when God determined 70     sacrifice for sins for ever” (Hebrews
another, that shall not be thrown down.”        weeks (Dan. 9:24), that is exactly what  10:11, 29, 12). &
The disciples later asked him three ques-       He meant–70 con-
tions, the first being, “When shall these       secutive weeks, not
things be?” (When the buildings would           69, then a 2000 year
be cast down). The great tribulation of         or so postponement
Matt. 24:21 is part of His answer in            for the last week! And
reference to this first question. It pertains   God certainly did not
to the destruction of the temple in 70          later change His
A.D. by the Roman army under Titus.             mind and alter the
      The renowned historian, Josephus,         prophecy!
records the fulfillment of this great                The first part of
tribulation prophecy in the unparalleled        both Dan. 9:26 and
wrath of God upon more than a million           27 speaks of the com-
Jews. These Christ-rejecters were slaugh-       ing of Christ and His
tered along with the crumbling of every         sacrifice at Calvary.
stone of their earthly temple (Lk. 21:23).      Thus in the midst of
It is amazing how Moses, in Deut. 28:49-        the 70th week–after 3
59, expresses the extreme conditions of         ½ years of Jesus’
this time of tribulation for the Jews, just     public ministry–He is
as recorded by Josephus.                        crucified and resur-
      Jesus also forewarned of this event       rected, providing for
in Lk. 13:35; 19:41-44; 21:20-23. The           us a salvation that
Jews who had been converted escaped             delivers from sin,
this tribulation because they had heeded        hence the literal Old
the prophecies of Jesus and left Jerusa-        Testament sacrifices
lem. Understanding and obeying the              and oblations ceased,
words of Christ can save your life!             no longer being
      Matt. 24:15 also deals with the de-       needed, as the type                            What to Do with the
struction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. This          was fulfilled in                         “Left Behind” Fiction Series
scripture mentions the abomination of           Christ. Glory to God!

                                                                                              The Gospel Trumpet                  3
FABLE OF DISPENSATIONAL PREMILLENNIALISM

Jesus Comes at Rapture
(1st 2nd coming)
Judgment #1
                               Jesus Comes for Battle
                               of Armageddon
                               (2nd 2nd coming)
                                                             Nations Judged
                                                             Judgment #2
                                                                                heresy                                                             The final Final Judgment
                                                                                                                                                   (3rd 2nd Coming)
                                                                                                                                                   Judgment #3



                              Battle of Armageddon – Jesus comes with His saints and fights battle on earth against Antichrist in Megiddo, showing He is King of kings.
                                                      Resurrection of tribulation saints and Old Testament believers to join Christ in His earthly reign.
                                                            Christ judges the nations.

   Secret
  Rapture             7 Year Tribulation                                 1000 Year Reign on Earth                              Satan loosed             ETERNITY



 Jesus comes and    –Clock restarts with beginning            –Satan thrown in bottomless pit for 1000 years.                 Wars which had ceased when devil was bound
 secretly           of tribulation and 70th week of                                                                           are resumed and those who had lived in the
 resurrects the     Daniel resumes.                           –Messiah is now victorious.                                     peace and glory of the kingdom are deceived,
 dead Christians                                                                                                              and war follows only to be ended by the
 and catches them   –Literal Jews saved.                      –Wolf shall dwell with the lamb.                                destruction of those armies by God.
 away along with
 the living         –Temple rebuilt, priesthood               –Peace and righteousness reign on earth. Christ, the Son        [Note: Can some miss the rapture, get saved in
 Christians and     and sacrifices restored.                  of David, will reign over His kingdom from His father           the tribulation, triumph at the Judgment of
 children under                                               David's throne in Jerusalem, fulfilling the Davidic             nations and enter 1000 year reign, then after
 the age of         –Reign of the Antichrist.                 covenant through which Israel was promised a throne, king       Satan’s loosed get deceived and be lost in the
 accountability.                                              and kingdom, forever.                                           final Final Judgment!?]
                    –Middle of tribulation,
                    Antichrist takes over temple,
                    demands to be worshiped                                                                                     Please read the following articles at
                    while he seeks to conquer the                                                                               www.churchofgod.net:
                    world. He commits                                                                                                  –A Secret Rapture?
                    abomination of desolation.                                                                                         –The Kingdom of God
                                                                                                                                       –Will the Temple Be Rebuilt in
                                                                                                                                          Jerusalem?
                                                                                                                                       –Second Coming of Jesus Christ
 “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”                                                                        –End Time Errors
                 SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
                                                                                                                                             ETERNITY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Pagans Believed it First




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ALL that are in the graves shall hear



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        have done evil, unto the resurrection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of damnation.” John 5:28-29.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “THE HOUR is coming, in the which

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         his voice, and shall come forth; they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that have done good, unto the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            resurrection of life; and they that


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (1 Cor. 15:52, 1 Thess. 4:14-17,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Thess. 1:7-10)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Earth destroyed by fire. (2 Pet. 3:10)
                     and the General Resurrection




                                                                                                 “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            C     hristians originally borrowed the idea


                          and Final Judgment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of a millennium from the Jews, but in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            its widest sense the idea was not original
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with the Jews. Various heathen nations–
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rome–had an idea of a future golden age
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of the world when evil would be sup-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pressed. Zoroastrianism expected a thou-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sand-year period to follow the downfall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of hostile powers, which period was con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            nected with a resurrection of the dead.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The later Jewish conception of such

                                                                                                                                                                        Old Testament Covenant Abolished–Fulfilled in Christ (Heb. 10:9).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a period would naturally be colored by


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            these views of a similar period held by the
                                                                                The Gospel Day




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            nations about them. The Jewish concep-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tion, however, was based principally upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Messianic-predictions of the Old Tes-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tament. There the Messiah was repre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The kingdom of God came in power at Pentecost.                                                               sented as executing judgment upon the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            enemies of Israel, as reestablishing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            throne of David at Jerusalem in great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            splendor, as exalting Israel, and as ruling
                                                                                                                                                                        An end to sin and to the OT sacrifices.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            over the Gentiles. Then the wilderness
                                                                                                 “Behold, now is the day of salvation.”


                                                                                                                                                                        End of Israel as a chosen nation.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            would blossom as the rose, the soil would
                                                                                                                                                                        End of Jerusalem as a holy city.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (Mark 9:1, Acts 2, Luke 17:21)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            be very fertile, and nature especially pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lific, while wild beasts would become
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            docile and wars would cease among men.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Salvation). Rev. 20:6.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Because of a literal interpretation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            these prophecies, the Jews generally ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pected the Messiah to establish an earthly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kingdom. Such was the common expecta-
                 CHRIST’S TRIUMPHAL DEATH




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tion of the Jews of the time of Christ. Even
                                            (In midst of 70th week of Daniel)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the apostles held such a view only a short
                    AND RESURRECTION




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            time prior to Jesus’ ascension, in spite of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “It is finished”




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the fact that He had taught again and again
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            that the kingdom is not of this world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The rabbinical writers held some very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            exaggerated notions of the material ben-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lk. 16:16 “The law and the prophets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            were until John: since that time the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kingdom of God is preached, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    every man presseth into it.”




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            efits of the reign of the Messiah. The earth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AD 26




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            was to yield many thousandfold, and grain,
Biblical Truth




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fruit, and flesh were to be provided in
                                                                                                                                                                           Jesus begins public ministry




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            immeasurable abundance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A Schoolmaster to bring us to Christ
                                                                                                                                                                   John preaches the kingdom at hand




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  But Jesus disappointed those carnal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Old Testament Covenant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A Shadow of Things to Come




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hopes. He neither established nor prom-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ised to establish such an earthly kingdom.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In the words of the New Schaff-Herzog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “The teaching of Christ is not millenarian.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As much may be truly said of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            teachings of the epistles of the New Tes-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tament. The apostles taught a present spir-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            itual kingdom of Christ. &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         —R. R. Byrum


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Gospel Trumpet                     5
     “...He hath appointed a day, in the
which he will judge the world in right-
eousness by that man whom he hath                                           The LAST Day
ordained; whereof he hath given
assurance unto all men, in that he
hath raised him from the dead.”
                                                                                            “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from
Acts 17:31. The period of the
judgment of the entire world is                                                        heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming
here represented as one day. It is                                                      fire taking vengeance on them that know
this all important day that we                                                               not God, and that obey not the gospel
would like to consider.
                                                                                                         of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Just to Be Resurrected on
         the Last Day
                                                                                                            Bro. Stephen Hargrave
     “…There shall be a resurrection
of the dead, both of the just and un-
just.” Acts 24:15. Martha understood the        wrath and revelation of the righteous         judgment. Those who have followed Him
resurrection of the just to take place in the   judgment of God.” Rom. 2:5. For the           in this life, being justified by faith through
day under consideration: “Martha saith          unjust this day is a day of eternal suffer-   His blood, will at that time be set on His
unto him, I know that he shall rise again       ing, loss, and no hope. “…When the Lord       right hand to inherit eternal glory. At the
in the resurrection at the last day.” Jn.       Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with      same time, those who did not obey His
11:24. “…and I will raise him up at the         his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking     gospel will be placed on His left hand for
last day.” Jn. 6 verses 40, 44, and 54.         vengeance on them that know not God,          the declaration of their sentence into ev-
     The last day then is the time when the     and that obey not the gospel of our Lord      erlasting fire. This judgment is proclaimed
resurrection of the just will occur. This       Jesus Christ.”                                on the exact same day which is termed in
will be a blessed day indeed for all of the          But when will this resurrection and      scripture as one day, due to its accom-
faithful in Christ, for these shall be made     judgment for the unjust transpire? “He        plishment being at the same time for all
evermore alive. “For as in Adam all die,        that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my       people,
even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”     words, hath one that judgeth him: the         b o t h
I Cor. 15:22. “In a moment, in the twin-        word that I have spoken, the same shall       t h e             There is no opportu-
kling of an eye, at the last trump: for the     judge him in the last day.” Jn. 12:48. The    saved
trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall         resurrection and final pronunciation of       a n d                  nity, no hope for
be raised incorruptible, and we shall be        the fate of all the unjust–to face the        unsaved.
                                                                                                             anyone–not one soul–
changed.” I Cor. 15:52. Those who are           judgment throne of God–occurs in the          “Mar-
alive at the time of Christ’s appearing         last day, as also does the resurrection of    vel not                    after this day!
shall be changed, and those who have            the just.                                     at this:
died in the Lord shall be resurrected.               “When the Son of man shall come in       for the
Again we understand by the foregoing            his glory, and all the holy angels with       hour is coming, in the which all that are
scriptures that this resurrection of the just   him, then shall he sit upon the throne of     in the graves shall hear his voice, And
takes place on the last day.                    his glory: And before him shall be gath-      shall come forth; they that have done
                                                ered all nations: and he shall separate       good, unto the resurrection of life; and
 The Unjust Will Be Resurrected on              them one from another, as a shepherd          they that have done evil, unto the resur-
     the Same Day as the Just                   divideth his sheep from the goats: And he     rection of damnation.” Jn. 5:28-29. There
                                                shall set the sheep on his right hand, but    is one general resurrection and all of the
    The resurrection of the unjust is also      the goats on the left. Then shall the King    dead, both the just and unjust, will be
referred to as a day. However, the day of       say unto them on his right hand, Come,        partakers of the same. One will be resur-
their resurrection is a woeful day–a day        ye blessed of my Father, inherit the king-    rected to eternal life, the other to that of
when they shall reap the wrath of God for       dom prepared for you from the founda-         eternal damnation. This is one event in
their refusal to live according to the gos-     tion of the world…Then shall he say also      which two classes of people receive their
pel of His dear Son.                            unto them on the left hand, Depart from       rewards. By these texts, we are again
    “In the day when God shall judge the        me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, pre-    made to see clearly that the resurrection
secrets of men by Jesus Christ according        pared for the devil and his angels…”          of the just and the unjust happens simul-
to my gospel.” Rom. 2:16. “But after thy        Matt. 25:31-41.                               taneously, on what is referred time and
hardness and impenitent heart treasurest             At the day of Christ’s appearing, all    again as the last day.
up unto thyself wrath against the day of        nations will be gathered unto Him for              What then happens after the dead are

6        The Gospel Trumpet
raised? “Then cometh the end…” I Cor.        “Then cometh the end, when he shall            confusing and mysterious events which
15:24. Of a one thousand year reign          have delivered up the kingdom to God,          must first occur before we reach the end.
when Christ will set up His kingdom, we      even the Father…” I Cor. 15:24. What           There is no opportunity, no hope for
can only state that we find no biblical      irony that the teaching of the religious       anyone–not one soul–after this day! It is
cause to promote such a notion. On the       world is that Christ will come back to set     appointed, and all who have ever lived
contrary, we find that the end, this last    up His kingdom, when the scripture             will be resurrected, both the just and
great resurrection day, is followed by the   makes it plain that at His coming Christ       unjust, to receive their eternal reward in
delivering up of the kingdom to God.         will not set up His kingdom at all, but        that last great day. &
                                             rather deliver it up to God.
                                                  According to Col. 1:12-13, the Chris-
                                             tians have already been translated into
                                             this kingdom at the time of their new
 Dispensationalism                           birth. They reign in this life, being washed
                                             in the blood of the Lamb and have been                 Antichrist
                                             made kings and priests–such are the just.
   Insults Christ
                                                                                              A
                                             These will reap eternal glory in the last
                                             day.                                                       dam Clarke expresses it well:



  P
          reachers were not meant to be           Others do not obey the gospel, being                  “Who is this antichrist? Is
          soothsayers but truth-sayers.      sinners, and have no part in the kingdom                    he the Emperor Domitian,
          We were not called to predict      of God–such are the unjust. These will be        the Gnostics, Nicolaitans, Nazareans,
  a future antichrist, but to proclaim       outside of the kingdom on the last day in        Cerinthians, Romish pontiffs, etc.,
  the eternal, present Christ. Also, we      the same manner as they lived outside of         etc.! Answer: Any person, thing, doc-
  have no authority to postpone what         the kingdom in this life. Therefore, when        trine, system of religion, polity, etc.,
  God determined. Let us rather pro-         the kingdom is delivered up to God, they         which is opposed to Christ, and to the
  claim what God decreed.                    will be evermore separated from God.             spirit and spread of His gospel, is
       Amillennialism exalts this Christ     “When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed           antichrist. We need not look for this
  and His finished work. Dispensa-           from heaven with his mighty angels, in           imaginary being in any of the above
  tionalism insults Christ by telling us     flaming fire taking vengeance on them            exclusively.
  He would have set up His kingdom,          that know not God, and that obey not the              Even Protestantism may have its
  but a handful of unbelieving Jews          gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who             antichrist as well as Popery. Every
  thwarted His plan and caused it to be      shall be punished with everlasting de-           man who opposes the spirit of the
  postponed to a future age. The king-       struction from the presence of the Lord,         gospel, and every teacher and writer
  dom of God is based on God’s sover-        and from the glory of his power…” II             who endeavors to lower the gospel
  eign will and not on sinful man’s          Thess. 1:7-9. All of this will occur             standard to the spirit and taste of the
  option. Rom. 9:22-25.                      “…When he shall come to be glorified in          world, is a genuine antichrist, no
       Dispensationalism foresees a          his saints, and to be admired in all them        matter where or among whom he is
  tribulation with Christ drenching the      that believe…” vs. 10.                           found.
  world in human blood and gaining                The last day is a day when the saints            The heresies which sprang up in
  His victory through death-dealing          will evermore rejoice, being forever in          the days of St. John were the anti-
  struggles against a mystical, arch-        the unhindered presence of God. It will          christ of that time. As there has been
  fiend antichrist.                          be one long, eternal woe for those who           a succession of oppositions to Chris-
       Amillennialism sees Christ vic-       obey not the gospel of Jesus Christ, being       tianity in its spirit and spread through
  torious at Calvary, now exalted at the     eternally banished and without hope.             every age since its promulgation in
  right hand of God, reigning in power       There is but one general resurrection for        the world, so there has been a succes-
  and glory, “eternal, immortal, invis-      both the just and unjust.                        sion of antichrists.
  ible, the only wise God [to whom] be            We, as Christians, cannot, in the face           We may bring this matter much
  honor and glory forever and ever.          of so many clear passages from the holy          lower–every enemy of Christ, every
  Amen.” 1 Tim. 1:17.                        scriptures, afford to entertain thoughts         one who opposes His reign in the
       Christ said, on ascending to His      that are contrary to the plain Word of God       world, in others, or in himself, is an
  throne, “All power is given, [not go-      for abstract interpretations or theories on      antichrist, and consequently every
  ing to be given at some future time,       a few misunderstood passages. We must            wicked man is an antichrist. But the
  but given] unto me in heaven and in        not allow Satan to dull our urgency of           name has been generally applied to
  earth.” Matt. 28:18. Which is your         being prepared and preparing souls for           whatever person or thing systemati-
  Christ? &             —H.C. Heffren        this last great day.                             cally opposes Christ and His reli-
                                                  We cannot advance a so-called gos-          gion.” &
                                             pel which infers a second chance, or

                                                                                                 The Gospel Trumpet                      7
                                                                                                      from finding true salvation, and often
                                                                                                      martyring those who would not worship
        An Exegesis of Revelation 20:1-7                                                              their beastly systems or receive its
                                                                                                      “mark.” History bears this out.
                                          Sis. Susan Mutch
                                                                                                           The First Resurrection. “The rest of
                                                                                                      the dead lived not again until the thou-
      “And I saw an angel come down from heaven,       these Christians. In the time of the early     sand years were finished.” With so much
having the key of the bottomless pit and a great       morning church, paganism, symbolized           false religion on the scene for centuries,
chain in his hand.
                                                       as that ancient dragon, had been deceiv-       many souls were hindered from finding
      And he laid hold on the dragon, that old
serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound      ing the nations with its false form of         true salvation, hence remained “dead in
him a thousand years.                                  religion. Jesus and his angels (Greek for      trespasses and sins.” As time progressed,
      And cast him into the bottomless pit, and        angel is simply “messengers” which here        more light and understanding came, mak-
shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he
                                                       refers to His ministry), “fought” this         ing it possible for more souls to experi-
should deceive the nations no more, till the thou-
sand years should be fulfilled: and after that he      dragon by preaching the truth and deliv-       ence this spiritual resurrection, which is
must be loosed a little season.                        ering the people from the darkness of          to be born again; raised out of a dead
      And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them,       false beliefs. Paganism lost its hold on       state of sin, to newness of life in Christ
and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the
                                                       the people. As expressed in Rev. 20:1,         Jesus. When one has experienced this
souls of them that were beheaded for the witness
of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had       the ministry bound its influence by the        resurrection, they are “blessed and holy”
not worshipped the beast, neither his image,           chain of the Word of God.                      and become “priests of God.” Only those
neither had received his mark upon their fore-               The premillennial house of sand col-     who take part in
heads, or in their hands; and they lived and
                                                       lapses when we understand the symbols.         this first resurrec-
reigned with Christ a thousand years.                                                                                         All the events
      But the rest of the dead lived not again until   It is not Satan himself that is bound here,    tion will be able
the thousand years were finished. This is the first    but the dragon, that satanic, persecuting      to stand at the fi-       in this por-
resurrection.                                          power. (If it were Satan himself, then are     nal Judgment Day        tion of scrip-
      Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the
                                                       we to believe the devil looks like a literal   of God, when both        ture happen
first resurrection: on such the second death hath
no power, but they shall be priests of God and of      red dragon, having seven heads and ten         the good and evil         prior to the
Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.     horns and seven crowns upon his heads,         of all ages will be     second com-
      And when the thousand years are expired,         as described in Rev. 12:3?)                    called forth from         ing of Jesus
Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.”
                                                             The church laid hold on the dragon       the graves, to ei-
                                                                                                                                      Christ.
     We will consider three points re-                 “and bound it for 1000 years.” Truth           ther the resurrec-
garding Rev. 20:1-7.                                   overcame error in the hearts of the peo-       tion of life or the
1. What is the dragon that was bound?                  ple. In the context of symbolical under-       resurrection of damnation. Oh souls, “Ye
2. What is the reign with Christ and                   standing, this is not a literal 1000 year      must be born again!” For those who have
where does it take place?                              period, but signifies a long period of         been delivered from all sin, “the second
3. What is the first resurrection?                     time. More on that later.                      death [the final Judgment, Rev. 20:14]
     All the events in this portion of scrip-                                                         hath no power.”
ture happen prior to the second coming                      “They...reigned with Christ a thou-
of Jesus Christ and the end of the world.              sand years.” Rev. 20:4. Nowhere in this              “A resurrection, I confess,
Furthermore, much of what the apostle                  chapter does it mention a reign on earth.        Has taken place within my breast.
John was shown here in symbols, he had                 Note also, the ones said to be reigning         I’ve been awakened from the dead,
already personally witnessed and par-                  with Christ are “souls of them that were        And now I live with Christ instead.”
taken of in his own lifetime.                          beheaded! (Do millennialists expect to
     The book of Revelation is a highly                see beheaded saints on the earth in an age          Rev. 20:7. Before closing, let us
symbolical book. To literalize it would                to come?!)                                     answer the question, “So what does it
be to wrest it to the destruction of souls.                 Let us hear the truth. The church is in   mean that when the thousand years are
                                                       heaven and in earth (Eph. 3:15). John is       expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his
     “The Dragon.” This dragon is first                now seeing into paradise, that land of         prison?” It is letting us know that the
introduced in Rev. 12. In fact, chapter 12             rest for departed saints, and is shown         dragon would again make an appear-
is expressing the same events as we find               those who have been martyred for their         ance before the end of time. This has
here in the chapter under consideration.               faith. Not only had the persecuting dragon     already taken place! That is why we are
The woman clothed with the sun in Rev.                 martyred the faithful, but in later centu-     seeing a revival of paganism in a “newer”
12:1 is the church of God. She is said to              ries the devil devised other forms of false    form–the New Age movement; a revival
have brought forth a man child in verse                religion that opposed the true church–         of eastern religions, including Islam,
5, which are the new converts to Chris-                the beast (Papalism) and his image (Prot-      Hinduism, etc.; occultism; witchcraft,
tianity. The dragon is a satanic, oppos-               estantism). False religion took the “lime-     etc. Verse 3 tells us it is only for “a little
ing power (hence is “called the Devil                  light” during these dark ages of this          season.” After this short season–the fi-
and Satan, verse 9) seeking to destroy                 “thousand years” period, hindering many        nal Judgment Day. &

8         The Gospel Trumpet
                                                         ent and contrary people can be      of the living God, the heavenly Jerusa-
                                                         made one in love divine.            lem, and to an innumerable company of
                                                              Imitation Christianity has     angels, to the general assembly and
                                                         strayed so tremendously far         church of the firstborn...” Hebrews
                  The Wolf and the Lamb                  from true, biblical salvation       12:22-23.
                       Continued from Page 1             and spirituality that such things        Rev. 21:10 also uses the language of
                                                         cannot possibly happen. Thus        the Hebrew writer when speaking of the
                                                         the only interpretation that        bride of Christ: “And he carried me away
today many literalize them, as though remains is fleshly. This twenty-first cen-             in the spirit to a great and high mountain,
the Old Testament did not use symbolic tury religion tends toward the pleasing               and shewed me that great city, the holy
language, even as Christ did. God, of fallen humanity and well suits it in its               Jerusalem...” The holy mountain, the
through the prophets of old, used sym- Star Wars-type fables.                                city of the living God, and the new
bols to foretell future events and to de-          If we would but read Isaiah chapter       Jerusalem were a present reality in apos-
scribe the corrupted state of sinful man. eleven, we would so plainly see that it is         tolic times, according to their own words.
Let us rehearse a few symbols used in the speaking about the first advent of Jesus           Many sincere people have perhaps never
Bible to describe mankind through the Christ. “And there shall come forth a rod              viewed this issue in such a light as this.
use of earthly creatures.                     out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch         The fault lies in the apostate spiritual
                                              shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit    surroundings in which the whole world
  Wolves – Matt. 7:15, Acts 20:29.            of the Lord shall rest upon him...” The        is enwrapped. May God grant that all the
  Lambs – John 21:15.                         verses continue to speak about Christ          Bible’s glorious truth be opened up to
  A fox – Luke13:32.                          and then abruptly say, “The wolf also          many souls in these last times.
  Sheep – Psalm 100:3, Jn.10:14.              shall dwell with the lamb...” The sacri-            In the light of all that we have shown
  Goats – Matt. 25:32.                        fice of Christ breaks down “the middle         here, it is plain to see that the dwelling
  Snakes – Matt. 23:33, Luke 3:7.             wall of partition” between the wolf and        together of the wolf and the lamb is
  Dogs – Isa. 56:10-11, Psalm 22:16.          the lamb, the Jew and the Gentile, the         referring to the time when Christ would
  Bulls – Psa. 22:12.                         black and the white, etc.                      bring full salvation to mankind and break
  Wild beasts, creeping things and birds–          Remember Peter’s vision on the            down the long standing divisions be-
        Acts 10:12.                           housetop? The Lord showed him all              tween them. These things are fulfilled in
                                              manner of animals together in the sheet.       the gathering together of all of the blood-
     Our reader will see through the read- This depicts what Isaiah chapters 11 and          washed who come from varied back-
ing of these verses and others, that nei- 65 are referring to. All that were in the          grounds and upbringings, races and coun-
ther the Old nor New Testament texts are sheet were abiding together in peace,               tries–a gathering of souls who once dif-
strangers to symbolic language in their though naturally they were contrary to               fered so drastically that they could not
teachings. Even in our day, men may call each other. Peter later makes it plain that         abide together in peace except they be
other men certain animals that well fit God revealed to him through that very                made nigh by the blood of Christ. There
the actions of their person. Christ Him- vision that no man should be called                 is a great, humanly impossible miracle
self is also painted in a word picture as common or unclean. All of the creatures            in the unity of the once rapping city boy,
“the Lion of the tribe of Judah,” thus in Peter’s vision represented mankind,                the cow-milking country folk, and the
making clear to us His might and the the gathering of the children of God from               once head-banging rocker.
fearful threat He is to all evil. It was said every nation. Nowadays if someone                   The display of God’s power and
of the demon possessed man in Gadara would have a vision similar to Peter’s,                 love does not lie in some future coexist-
that he was fierce and that no man could they would be more likely to literalize it,         ence of literal wolves and lambs, but in
tame him–terms that fit his beast-like write a book about it, endeavor to use the            a present, peaceful coexistence of think-
behavior (Matt. 8:28, Mark 5:4). Seeing Bible to confirm their delusion, and then            ing and feeling people who have been
all these things, the scriptures give us no sell it for a few million.                       made new creatures in Christ through
reason to begin to apply literal meanings          But to make our subject even more         salvation. &
to passages where the context and New abundantly clear, the scriptures say in
                                                                                                     If you want to see the kingdom,
Testament teachings disprove the ridicu- both Isaiah chapters 11 and 65 that,                              Be born again today,
lous thoughts that have become so un- “they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my                    For through salvation we can enter
necessarily famous.                           holy mountain.” What is this holy moun-                  And reign o’er all sin’s sway.
     In Christ we become a new creature. tain? The scriptures also make this so
                                                                                                    So if you want to reign with Jesus,
Our inward heart is created completely unmistakably clear that we cannot be                          You must do your reigning now.
new, insomuch that those who would in confused over the matter. The holy moun-                       There’s not an age yet coming,
the past have naturally been enemies, tain, the new Jerusalem, is none other                            As false prophets do allow.
now dwell together in peace. This is the than the church of the living God, or the
                                                                                                     And when in this great kingdom,
true miracle of the wolf and the lamb. host of the blood-washed saints called                           Armageddon you will win,
Salvation so changes one’s heart and out of all sin and into Christ. “But ye are                    For through Jesus we now conquer,
nature, that now two completely differ- come unto mount Sion, and unto the city                            In that battle over sin.


                                                                                                  The Gospel Trumpet                      9
  70
The
                           Weeks of Daniel
                                                                                             Daniel 9:24-27

I. What does this prophecy signify?              gospel to the poor.” Luke 4:18.                   made them both one in Him, in which “there
      The command to restore and rebuild              Here is where Jesus became the anointed      is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor
Jerusalem here referred to was given to Ezra     one, Messiah the Prince, and began His            uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond
by Artaxerxes, king of Persia, 457 B.C. Ezra     earthly ministry. This is what is meant in        nor free.” Col. 3:11.
7:1-28. The decree was to restore Jerusalem.     Daniel’s vision by the words, “to anoint the
This commission given to Ezra was to reor-       most Holy.” The sixty-nine weeks–483              2. “And upon thy holy city.”
ganize the children of Israel at Jerusalem,      years–extended to this time.                           The moment Christ died, Jerusalem lost
restore their judges and magistrates as at the        There yet remains one week or seven          its sacredness. No longer did God regard it
first, and beautify the house of the Lord.       years, to fulfill the 70 weeks or 490 years.      the holy city. The hour had now come when
      In Daniel’s vision the week of years is    That week extends from the baptism and            no longer at Jerusalem would they worship
used. This was in common use among the           anointing of Christ in A.D. 26 to about the       the Father, but in every place the true
Jews in Daniel’s time. The seventy weeks         middle or fall of A.D. 33.                        worshipers would worship God in spirit and
equal four hundred and ninety years. Meas-                                                         in truth. John 4:20-24.
uring 490 years from 457 B.C., when the          II. What was to take place in the midst of
command was given, they extend to A.D. 33.       this last week or seven years?                    3. “To finish the transgression, and to make
In other words, just 490 years lie between            “And after threescore and two weeks,         an end of sins.”
457 B.C. and A.D. 33. However, the work of       shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself.”        Christ by His death accomplished all
restoring all things did not begin until the     Dan. 9:26.                                        this. He “put away sin by the sacrifice of
middle of the year 457, which runs the 490            “And in the midst of the week he shall       himself.” Yea He hath “washed us from our
years to the fall of A.D. 33, or about the       cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,    sins in his own blood,” and “the blood of
middle of that year.                             and for the overspreading of abominations         Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all
      The seven weeks, and threescore and        he shall make it desolate.” Ver. 27.              sin.”
two weeks, which were to reach to Messiah             This has reference to the death of Christ.
the Prince, equal 69 weeks or 483 years.         It will be seen in ver. 25 that the sixty-nine    4. “And to make reconciliation for iniquity.”
Reckoning 483 years from 457 B.C. would          weeks, which were to extend to Messiah,                Hear the fulfillment: “…in due time
bring us to A.D. 26. But the real work of        were divided off as follows: “Seven weeks,        Christ died for the ungodly…God
restoring Jerusalem did not commence till        and three-score and two weeks.” The first         commendeth his love toward us, in that,
the middle of the year 457 (Ezra 7:8), which     seven weeks or 49 years extended from 457         while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
would bring the 483 years or 69 weeks to the     B.C. to 408 B.C. This, no doubt, was the time     Much more then, being now justified by his
middle or latter part of A.D. 26, when Christ    that it took to complete the walls, streets,      blood, we shall be saved from wrath through
was baptized and anointed. (The common           etc., of the city which Daniel says were          him. For if, when we were enemies, we were
account called Anno Domini began when            finished “in troublous times.” From 408 B.C.,     reconciled to God by the death of his Son,
Christ was four years old.) The 483 years–69     when the first seven weeks ended, to the          much more, being reconciled, we shall be
weeks–were to reach to Messiah the Prince.       anointing of the most Holy was just three-        saved by his life. And not only so, but we also
The question arises, when did Jesus become       score and two weeks. After this, or in the        joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by
Messiah the Prince? Messiah (Hebrew),            midst of the last week of the seventy, Mes-       whom we have now received the atone-
Christ (Greek) means anointed. The anointed      siah was cut off. Just three and one-half years   ment.” Rom. 5:6-11.
one.                                             after Jesus was anointed and entered His               “And, having made peace through the
      How was Jesus anointed? “God anointed      ministry, He was cut off–crucified for the        blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all
Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and        sins of the whole world.                          things unto himself…And you, that were
with power.” Acts 10:38.                                                                           sometime alienated and enemies in your mind
      When did this anointing take place?        III. What was accomplished by Christ’s            by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
“Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the     death?                                            in the body of his flesh through death, to
heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost            1. “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy         present you holy and unblameable and
descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon     people.”                                          unreproveable in his sight.” Col. 1:20-22.
him, and a voice came from heaven, which              The Jews ceased to be God’s chosen and
said, Thou art my beloved Son.” Lk. 3:21-22.     special people. Christ’s blood was shed for       5. “And to bring in everlasting righteous-
      “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,        the sins of the world. He broke down the          ness.”
because he hath anointed me to preach the        middle wall between Jew and Gentile and               This signifies a complete deliverance

10       The Gospel Trumpet
from sin, and a supply of grace to serve God                       week. What was to be accomplished dur-                               upon the desolate?
in holiness and righteousness all the days of                      ing this last week?                                                       “And the people of the prince that shall
our life. Yea, the grace of God which ap-                               “And he shall confirm the covenant with                         come shall destroy the city and the sanctu-
peared unto all men teaches us to “live so-                        many for one week.” Ver. 27. This last week                          ary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood,
berly, righteously, and godly, in this present                     began with Christ’s ministry. The covenant                           and unto the end of the war desolations are
world.” Titus 2:11, 12.                                            is the new covenant in Christ Jesus. “Grace                          determined.” Ver. 26.
                                                                   and truth came by Jesus Christ.” John 1:17.
6. “He shall cause the sacrifice and the obla-                          The three and one-half years of Christ’s                        VII. What did Jesus say with reference to
tion to cease.”                                                    ministry were spent in delivering the princi-                        this prophecy?
     The sacrifices and the oblations of the                       ples of the new covenant. The same was                                    Luke 21:5, 6, 20-24.
law were but types of Christ and His great                         dedicated with His blood and came into
redemption. Christ offered His                                                                                                                         VIII. When and how was this
body and presented it to God                                                                                                                           fulfilled?
for a sacrifice to atone for the                                                                                                                            Titus with his Roman le-
sins of the whole world. His                                          457 B.C.                          Commandment to restore Jerusalem               gions came to Jerusalem in
offering was perfect and                                                                                                                               A.D. 70 and destroyed the city
brought eternal redemption to                                       7 weeks                                                                            and the sanctuary, or temple.
                                                                   (49 years)
the world. Hence, the sacrifice                                                                                                                        Thus “that determined was
and oblation of the law ceased                                                                                                                         poured upon the desolate”
                                                                      408 B.C.                          Wall built in troublous times
to be accepted of God, being                                                                                                                           sanctuary. The overspreading
but types, and now were all                                                                                                                            abominations of the Jewish
fulfilled.                                                                                                                                             people were thus avenged.
                                                                                                                                                       “These be the days of venge-
                                                                                  69 Weeks = 483Years




7. “And for the overspreading                                                                                                                          ance,” “and wrath upon this
                                            70 Weeks = 490 Years




of abominations he shall make                                                                                                                          people.” When the Romans de-
it desolate.”                                                                                                                                          stroyed the sanctuary, they
                                                                    62 weeks
     This refers to the “worldly                                   (434 years)                                                                         took away the daily sacrifice.
sanctuary.” Christ in His per-                                                                                                                         They also brought their en-
sonal ministry began building                                                                                                                          signs and set them upon the
the temple or new covenant                                                                                                                             ground of the temple
sanctuary–the church of God.                                                                                                                           …worshiped their ensigns, and
Just before He expired on the                                                                                                                          offered sacrifice to them in the
cross, He cried, “It is finished.”                                                                                                                     very place where sacrifice had
His death completed the house                                         26 A.D.                           The Most Holy is anointed                      been offered unto God. These
of God, “which is the church                                                                                                                           ensigns were the banners of
                                                                                  One Week
                                                                                  = 7 Years




of the living God,” “in whom                                          30 A.D.                           Messiah is cut off                             the army which did make deso-
ye also are builded together                                                                                                                           late the temple and the city.
for an habitation of God                                              33 A.D.                           Covenant confirmed with many
                                                                                                                                                       Hence, this was “an abomina-
through the Spirit.” The in-                                                                                                                           tion of desolation.”
stant the new covenant sanctu-
ary was thus completed, “the                                                                                                                           IX. What does Jesus say of
veil of the temple [in Jerusa-                                                                                                                         the abomination of desola-
lem] was rent in twain from the top to the                         force at His death. It is also a fact that the first                 tion that Daniel prophesied would come?
bottom.” Matt. 27:51.                                              three and one-half years after Christ’s death                             “When ye therefore shall see the abomi-
     God moved out of that earthly building,                       was a marked epoch in the spread of the                              nation of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the
nevermore to dwell in temples made with                            gospel among all nations. Thus the covenant                          prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso
hands. Their great house at Jerusalem was                          was confirmed with many.                                             readeth, let him understand:) then let them
left desolate. Matt. 23:37-38.                                                                                                          which be in Judea flee into the mountains: let
     The Jews would not be gathered under                          V. We have seen that at the death of                                 him which is on the housetop not come down
His wings, but filled up the cup of their                          Christ, God moved out of the Jewish sanc-                            to take any thing out of his house: neither let
iniquities by crucifying the Messiah. Their                        tuary at Jerusalem and left it desolate.                             him which is in the field return back to take
wickedness and abominations had reached                            How long was it to remain desolate?                                  his clothes. And woe unto them that are with
to the full, and God forsook their house                                “He shall make it desolate, even until                          child, and to them that give suck in those
forever and left it desolate.                                      the consummation, and that determined shall                          days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the
                                                                   be poured upon the desolate.” Ver. 27.                               winter, neither on the sabbath day: for then
IV. Three and one-half years of this last                                                                                               shall be great tribulation, such as was not
week came after the death of Messiah,                              VI. What is meant by the consummation,                               since the beginning of the world to this time,
since He was cut off in the midst of the                           and the thing determined to be poured                                no, nor ever shall be.” Matt. 24:15-21.

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     From the above we see clearly that Dan-
iel’s vision reached a fulfillment at the de-
struction of Jerusalem. In fact, in Luke’s
account He says: “When ye shall see Jerusa-
lem compassed with armies, then know that                Fundamental Issues at Stake
the desolation thereof is nigh.” Luke 21:20.



                                                   T
     Here is prophesied a time when a foreign               he issues involved in Dis-         would make God a victim of His own
power would come to Jerusalem, laying siege
                                                            pensational statements [ie:        conditions that, “when a prophet
to the city, overthrowing and destroying the
                                                            postponement theory of the 70th    speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the
same, casting down the sanctuary or temple,
taking away the daily sacrifice, and placing       week of Daniel] are of the most funda-      thing follow not, nor come to pass, that
the abomination of desolation on that once         mental importance. Notice for instance,     is the thing which the Lord hath NOT
hallowed spot. This all took place when Titus,     that if Christ was supposed to set up a     spoken.” Deut. 18:22.
with the Roman legions, came to the “pleas-        kingdom but was thwarted in His pur-             Even the inspiration of the scrip-
ant land” laying it waste and destroyed their      pose from doing so because some un-         tures is seriously undermined by their
city and sanctuary, in which awful siege and       believers opposed Him, then He can-         paralyzing statements, for the basis of
destruction Josephus tells us more than one        not be omnipotent.                          inspiration is its claim “to impart truth
million Jews perished.                                  If He was forced to change His         without error.” To be mistaken in set-
                                                   plan then He is not immutable and we        ting forth a predicted time is unques-
X. What is the real abomination of desola-         cannot say, “Jesus Christ, the same         tionably an error.
tion?
                                                   yesterday, today and forever.”                   A teaching that deprives Christ of
     It is the substitution of heathen worship
                                                        If He had to substitute an alternate   His omnipotence, omniscience, immu-
for the worship of God. When Antiochus
defiled the temple, laid it waste, and substi-     and parenthetic program for the one He      tability and other divine attributes robs
tuted heathen worship in Jerusalem for the         intended to bring into effect because of    Him of His Deity and “takes away my
worship of God, he “set up the abomination         unforseen circumstances unrevealed in       Lord.”
of desolation.” The Romans did this very           scripture, then Christ is robbed of His          The foundation of [dispensational
thing when Titus destroyed the city.               omniscience. God’s integrity is im-         premillennialism] interpretation ac-
     Just so has popery and modern sectism         peached if we allow to go unchal-           cords with the Talmud rather than the
set up “heathen” worship [or false worship]        lenged the statement of Scofield [and       New Testament. &
instead of worshiping God [in spirit and in        other dispensationalists]. To do so                                  —H.C. Heffren
truth]. The multitudes of sect Babylon are
“mad on their idols.” This is an abomination
of desolation. &                —H. M. Riggle




                                        The           Israel of God
P
        remillennialists have a tremendous       Brown: “If the earthly Jews are not of the    cised with the circumcision of Christ–
       interest in literal Israel. News from     house of Israel, who is? Let Paul answer.     which must be valid–does it not follow
       the Middle East is of great concern       Writing to the converted heathen of           that the converts to Christianity become
to them. To them I must say, “It is time to      Philippi, he says: ‘We are the circumci-      the true Israel of God?
say goodbye to the Old Testament cov-            sion, which worship God in the spirit,             Into what abysmal depths of error
enant, folks.” Israel as a favoured people,      and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no      can a good man fall! Could anything less
Jerusalem as a holy city, the Old Testa-         confidence in the flesh’ (Phil. 3:3). Would   seductive than premillennialism induce
ment temple with all the ordinances and          that our premillennialist brethren had        a Christian man to offer to Jews or any-
sacrifices that pertained to it...were abol-     less confidence in the glory of fleshly       one else any other alternative than to
ished at the cross and are done away             Israel.                                       accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour now?
forever! All these types were fulfilled in           To the former heathen of Colosse he       Not one word can one find in the New
Christ and apply spiritually to His New          points out the only valid circumcision        Testament offering Jews the choice of
Testament church. Please stop reading            today: ‘In whom also ye are circumcised       accepting Christ or ‘holding fast to the
end-time fiction books so popular today          with the circumcision made without            ancient hopes of the fathers.’ Instead, the
and study the Bible, particularly the books      hands...by the circumcision of Christ’        apostles taught, ‘Neither is there salva-
of Hebrews and Galatians for true under-         (Col. 2:11). If the Jewish circumcision is    tion in any other: for there is none other
standing of this.                                no longer valid and if the heathen people     name under heaven given among men
     Consider these words of Charles E.          of Philippi and Colosse were circum-          [not even the famous name of Zion],

12       The Gospel Trumpet
whereby we must be saved.’ Acts 4:12.             Rom 2:28-29 “For he is not a Jew, Matt. 21:43. Peter declares the “nation”
Such teaching makes us shudder lest which is one outwardly; neither is that to be henceforth so blessed, is God’s
good men whom we love and honor circumcision, which is outward in the “holy nation,” the church (1 Pet. 2:7-10).
should make themselves obnoxious to flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one                      One premillennialist wrote, “Key to
the solemn words of Paul addressed to inwardly; and circumcision is that of the this entire prophetic plan is the refounding
those who were                                                                                                  of Israel as a nation
preaching Judaism in                 Into what abysmal depths of error can a good                               state in Palestine.
the first century:                                                                                              Without Israel, the
‘Though we, or an an-                 man fall! Could anything less seductive than                              whole plan falls
gel from heaven,                  premillennialism induce a Christian man to offer                              apart.” And fall apart
preach any other gos-              to Jews or anyone else any other alternative than                            it does, when tested
pel unto you than that                                                                                          by the scriptures. The
which we have                           to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour now?                                only hope of literal
preached unto you, let                                                                                          Israel is the same
him be accursed.’ Gal. 1:8.”                  heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; hope offered to all–salvation through Je-
     False prophets have severely fogged whose praise is not of men, but of God.” sus Christ in this present gospel day.
the minds of dear souls, else they would          Jesus told the Jews, “Therefore say I There will be no age to come, for when
not have been led astray on this millennial unto you, the kingdom of God [their Jesus returns in the air, all the world will
bypath. The Bible is exceedingly clear–Chris- reign as God’s special people] shall be be called into final Judgment and the
tians are the “Israel of God” (Gal. 6:15-16), taken away from you, and given to a earth will be destroyed. &
the seed of Abraham (Gal. 3:28-29).           nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”                            Sis. Susan Mutch




        2006 Meetings
  West Virginia         Jan. 7 - 8
                                                    MEETING REPORTS
  Kidron, OH            Jan. 14 - 15
  Montana               Jan. 19 - 22
  Philippines           Jan. 14 - Feb. 28
  Greenville, OH        Feb. 5 - 12          Ontario: All honour, glory, and praise         that didn’t heed the invitation missed a
  Sacramento, CA        Feb. 17 - 19         be to the most high God for the wonder-        lot–more than words can tell.
  Chicago, IL           Feb. 26              fully anointed meetings we were able to            We’ve had a couple of special testi-
  Texas                 March 3 - 5          enjoy here in Aylmer, Ontario Oct. 2-8.        mony services since the meeting and also
  California            March 20 - 26             Most mornings we had more of a            a wonderful outreach meeting in Leam-
  Germany               April 14 - 20        study than a message. We heard mes-            ington, Ontario, which was filled with
  Alaska                April 20 - 23        sages preached on the church in its differ-    the presence of God.
  Ohio                  May 27 - June 4      ent aspects, such as: an organism, a spir-         The Lord is determined to help and
  Steinbach, MB         July 3 - 9           itual house, the body, the bride, one man,     save souls in this area. Please pray for the
  Greece                July 7 - 10          in the spirit. Many have testified to hav-     work of the Lord here.
  Bolivia               July 11 - 18         ing received a better vision of the church                        Zealous for the church,
  West Virginia         July 14 - 16         since.                                                                  Sis. Trudy Wiebe
  Leamington, ON        July 28 - 29              Surely none that attended the meet-
  Chihuahua, Mexico     Aug. 13 - 20         ings went away the same way they came.
  France                Aug. 17 - 20         The water was stirring and many needs          Berlin, Ohio: Praise the Lord for won-
  California            Aug. 21 - 27         were met. We still feel the rippling affect,   derful meetings here October 13-15!
  Zacatecas, Mexico     Aug. 25 - 27         thank God. Souls were saved during the             On Friday night, Bro. Daniel Layne
  Shawano, WI           Aug. 31 - Sept. 4
                                             meeting and more have been saved since.        gave his testimony of deliverance from
  Texas                 Sept. 8 - 10
                                             The meetings just got better as the saints     sin. Throughout the weekend, he
  Pennsylvania          Sept. 9
                                             from different parts of the U.S.A, Mexico,     preached, with the anointing of the Holy
  Ukraine               Sept. 19 - 26
                                             Germany and Canada came in.                    Ghost, exactly what was needed. Souls
  Aylmer, Ontario       Oct. 2 - 8
                                                  We rejoiced in the depths of our          were saved and sanctified, and many
  Berlin, OH            Oct. 13 - 15
                                             heart over every visitor that came and         souls prayed through to receive help.
  Germany               Oct. 22 - 29
                                             believe that the Lord will continue to         Thank God!
  Kuwait                Nov. 6 - 14
                                             follow them. Some came for the first               Saturday afternoon we had a street
  Oklahoma              Nov. 20 - 26
                                             time; others came repeatedly. As always,       meeting in Berlin. The saints sang, passed
  Russia                Nov. 28 - Dec. 8
                                             they enjoyed the preaching as well as the      out literature and invitations, and talked
  Kenya                 Nov. 30 - Dec. 11
                                             love and fellowship of the saints. Those       with souls about the Lord. Many people

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stopped to listen to the singing, and some
came to the service that evening, and a
few came again the next evening.
     The Lord blessed with many visi-
tors, most of which were friends and                                         Ukraine 2006
family of the saints. They will not soon
forget the glory of the Lord in those
meetings. Pray for them that they would
not be hindered from believing the truth;
that they will come out of denomina-
tional divisions and into the one fold.
                         Sis. Crystal Keim


Germany: Full of thanks and rejoicing,
we look back to the meeting held Oct. 22-
29, when the saints here in Germany had
the privilege of gathering together in the
name of the Lord, along with some of the
brethren from North America.
     The powerful and anointed messages
preached by Bros. Daniel Layne, Ray
Tinsman and Sis. Susan Mutch brought
courage and determination to our souls.
We saw how God used them “for the
perfecting of the saints, for the work of           The saints there had waited anx-         fied and unified with the one, true body
the ministry, for the edifying of the body     iously for the meetings, and the Lord         of Christ. Sixteen took part in the ordi-
of Christ. Till we all come in the unity of    mightily satisfied their desire and en-       nance of baptism, giving clear and inspi-
the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son     couraged them through the messages,           rational testimonies as to what God has
of God, unto a perfect man, unto the           songs, testimonies, and the communion         done for them.
measure of the stature of the fullness of      of the saints.                                     There was also an ordination serv-
Christ.” (Eph. 4:12,13) We felt the pres-           We had services every evening. Many      ice. Sis. Trudy Wiebe was ordained as a
ence of the almighty God, and His bless-       visitors came out. Some of them were          minister and Bro. Michael Kerby was
ings were just overflowing. Eternal souls      there every evening. Others would have        ordained as a deacon.
found help at the altar of prayer and many     come if it were not “for fear of the Jews.”        All of the services were intense, with
victories were won. Thank God, His army        Daily we had the opportunity to talk to       holy boldness and much assurance that
of all the saved is still marching on, and     the people in that community, and we          God is moving His church once again.
the devil has lost forever!                    also distributed literature.                  The messages and singing were truly
     We had many visitors in every meet-            The night before our departure, we       heaven sent and such as cannot be heard
ing, and most of them came more than           invited the visitors for an after-service     anywhere else. We can say without a
one time. For some visitors the services       snack. We had a wonderful time together.      doubt, “We never saw it on this wise”
where also translated into Russian. Please     The sisters in the Ukraine, along with        before. We are thrilled to be a part of
pray for them, that they will not forget       other visitors, invited us to come back       what God is doing in this end time.
what they saw and heard and that God           soon. Good seed was sown. Please pray                                Bro. Gary Boevers
may continue to deal with their hearts.        for the work in the Ukraine.
     We trust that the Lord will continue                         Sis. Hilde Groetzinger
to work here in Germany and gather His                                                       Kuwait: Thank God for the precious
children into the one body. It is our desire                                                 gospel of our Lord that is spreading across
to be a helpful vessel in His hand. Please     Oklahoma: We are thankful to report           every nation. We thank God for the op-
pray for the work here in Germany.             that the Lord gloriously blessed in the       portunity given to Bro. Henry Hildebrandt
                       Bro. Rudolf Becker      Oklahoma City meeting, Nov. 20-26,            and myself to visit Kuwait, Nov. 6-11.
                                               2006. There were nearly 600 in attend-             We had the opportunity to preach to
                                               ance from several provinces of Canada,        approximately 500 souls. Through con-
Ukraine: A gospel company of ten breth-        Mexico and Germany, as well as from           tacts there, invitations were also offered
ren from Germany and two from Canada           Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Montana, Ar-        to travel to India and labour. Pray that
travelled to the Ukraine for a meeting         kansas, Missouri, California, Texas, and      God would continually penetrate the dark-
September 21-25. We felt the blessing of       Oklahoma in the United States.                ness with His glorious light.
the Lord throughout the whole time.                Precious souls were saved, sancti-                                Bro. Ray Tinsman

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