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Issue No: 790     Published: 19 Dec 2016

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

May the Lord 's presence be with you in a special way as you celebrate the birth of Jesus.

For most it will be a time of joy, which is wonderful.

For others though, for whatever reason, Christmas may bring back sad memories.

May the presence of the the Lord be with each one of you at this special time.

Blessings

Kathy and David

'THE RAPTURE' - SATAN'S PLAN OF DECEPTION WITHIN TODAY'S CHURCH (Part 5)

HISTORY OF RAPTURE THEORY

There is a lot written about the origin and history of rapture theory. 'The Rapture' is an appealing concept for Christians as it removes believers from the generally accepted, likely 7 year 'Tribulation' that will pervade the world and the church prior to the return of Jesus. From here there is little agreement, and the church has been wracked with division on the form it will take, including a rapture or not, and when it will occur.

Naturally, in justification for the rapture, scholarship from the time of Jesus has been searched and researched looking for its source. Most of the connections found are tenuous at the very least!

Rather than give you my views directly, I am going to quote from a article, The Rapture Theory: It's Surprising Origin by Ernest L. Martin, Ph.D., 1976, where the subject has been thoroughly researched.

It may come as a surprise to many Christians, but the doctrine of the Rapture is not mentioned in any Christian writings, of which we have knowledge, until after the year 1830 A.D. Whether the early writers were Greek or Latin, Armenian or Coptic, Syrian or Ethiopian, English or German, orthodox or heretic, no one mentioned a syllable about it. Of course, those who feel the origin of the teaching is in the Bible would say that it only ceased being taught (for some unknown reason) at the close of the apostolic age only to reappear in 1830 A.D. But if the doctrine were so clearly stated in Scripture, it seems incredible that no one should have referred to it before the 19th century. This does not necessarily show that the teaching is wrong, but it does mean that thousands of eminent scholars who lived over a span of seventeen centuries (including some of the most astute of the "Christian Fathers" and those of the Reformation and post-Reformation periods) must be considered as prophetic dunces for not having understood so fundamental a teaching. We are not denigrating the doctrine in mentioning these historical facts. That is not our intention. But we do feel that the Foundation should show the historical problems associated with the teaching. This lapse of seventeen centuries when no one mentioned anything about it must be a serious obstacle to its reliability.

Its Beginning

The result of a careful investigation into the origin of the Rapture has been recently published. The book is an excellent one which deserves to be read by all people interested in the subject. Its title: "The Unbelievable Pre-Trib Origin" by Dave MacPherson. He catalogs a great deal of historical material which answers the doctrine's mysterious derivation. We wish to review the results of his research. In the middle 1820's a religious environment began to be established among a few Christians in London. England which proved to be the catalyst around which the doctrine of the Rapture emerged. Expectations of the soon coming of our Lord were being voiced, This was no new thing, but what, was unusual was the teaching by a Presbyterian minister named Edward Irving that there had to be a restoration of the spiritual gifts mentioned in I Corinthians 12-14 just before Christ's second coming. To Irving, the time had come for those spiritual manifestations to occur. Among the expected gifts was the renewal of speaking in tongues and of spirit-motivated prophetic utterances. Irving began to propagate his beliefs. His oratorical skills and enthusiasm caused his congregation in London to grow. Then a number of people began to experience the "gifts." Once this happened opposition from the organized churches set in. It resulted in Irving's dismissal from the Presbyterian church in 1832. His group then established themselves as the Catholic Apostolic Church and continued the teachings of Irving. These events were the beginnings of what some call present day Pentecostalism. Indeed Irving has been called by some church historians "the father of modern Pentecostalism." What does all this have to do with the origin of the Rapture doctrine? Very much indeed. Let us look at what happened in the year 1830 -- two years before Irving's dismissal from the Presbyterian church. In that year a revival of the "gifts" began to be manifested among a few people living in the lowlands of Scotland. They experienced what they called the outpouring of the Spirit. It was accompanied with speaking in "tongues" and other charismatic phenomena. Irving had been preaching these things must occur, and now they were.

On one particular evening. the power of the Holy Spirit was said to have rested on a Miss Margaret Macdonald while she was in a state of illness at home. She was dangerously sick and thought she was dying. In spite of this (or perhaps because) she is supposed to have come under "power" of the spirit for several successive hours during which she experienced the manifestations of "mingled prophecy and vision." The message she received during this prophetic vision convinced her that Christ was going to appear in two stages at His second coming -- and not one! The emanation revealed that Christ would first come in glory to them that look for Him and again in a final stage when every eye would see Him. It was this visionary experience of Miss Macdonald which represents the prime source of the modern Rapture doctrine as the historical evidence compiled by Mr. MacPherson abundantly shows.


(This article to be continued next week)

FROM THE WORD

THE WORDS OF JESUS

May we hear what the Lord is saying to us.

Seek Treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-24)

“Don’t pile up wealth here on earth where moths and rust ruin it, and where thieves break in and steal it.
Instead, you should pile up your wealth in heaven, where moths and rust don’t ruin it, and where thieves don’t break in and steal it. For wherever you pile up your wealth, that’s where your heart will be too.
“The eye is like a lamp that lights the body. So if your eye is healthy, then your whole body will have light. But if your eye is evil, then your whole body will be in the dark. If the light in you is darkness, how dark is that! No one can serve two masters. Either you’ll hate one and love the other, or you’ll be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t serve both God and Money.

Not to Worry (Matthew 6:25-34)

“That’s why I’m telling you not to worry about your life. Don’t worry about what to eat, or what to drink, or what clothes to put on. Isn’t life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds—they don’t sow or reap or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they are? Who of you by worrying can add a minute to your life? And why are you worried about clothes? Look at the beautiful flowers in the field. See how they grow: they don’t work hard, they don’t spin thread. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was dressed like one of these flowers. So if God decorates the fields like this, grass which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, won’t he do much more for you, you people who trust so little? So don’t worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ These are all the things that the heathen chase after, but your heavenly Father knows everything you need. Seek his kingdom first, and his way of doing right, and everything will be given to you. So don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow can worry about itself. There’s already enough evil in every day.

Do Not Judge Others (Matthew 7:1-6, Luke 6:37-42)

“Don’t judge others, so that you won’t be judged. For whatever standard you use to judge others will be used to judge you, and whatever measurement you use to measure others will be used to measure you. Why do you see the speck that’s in your brother’s eye? Don’t you notice the plank that’s in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take out that speck from your eye’ when you have a plank in your own eye? You’re being hypocritical! First get rid of the plank that’s in your own eye. Then you’ll be able to see clearly to take out the speck from your brother’s eye.
“Don’t give dogs what’s holy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs. That way the pigs won’t trample them underfoot, and the dogs won’t turn and attack you.

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DAVID'S DOODLINGS

RELIGION, REVELATION AND GOD'S KINGDOM

1032. Religion creates its own standard mould of monotonous mediocrity. God breaks moulds!

1033. Religion is centred upon man, the kingdom, upon God.

1034. Religion is the outcome of the institutionalisation of a God given vision.

1035. Religion is based upon rules, God's kingdom upon obedience.

1036. Religion seeks to control the Spirit of God which His kingdom releases.

1037. Religion controls, God's kingdom releases.

1038. Religion seeks to define an infinite God. By definition, it is doomed to failure.

1039. Religion seeks to interpret the answers to life found in God's kingdom. Surely a direct approach is best.

1040. As religion goes, God's kingdom grows.

1041. Revelation and religion make incompatible companions.

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LAUGHING AT OURSELVES

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404. MY JESUS
When Bonnie's daughter was four, they attended an Easter pageant about the death and Resurrection of Christ. The play was beautiful with magnificent costumes and scenery.

Bonnie made sure Robyn had an aisle seat so that she wouldn't miss a thing. Jesus came staggering down the aisle carrying the Cross. Big Roman soldiers pushed and shoved him.

Robyn watched with wide eyes. At the reception following the performance, one of the actors who played a Roman soldier came over to Robyn, kneeled down and quietly asked her, "Did you enjoy the play?"

Robyn wagged her finger at him and said, "You BAD man! Bad! Bad man! You hurt my Jesus!"

403. TOO TRUE
Faith, 3, went to Good Friday services. That night she prayed, "Thank You, Jesus, for dying on the Cross. And thank You we didn't have to watch!"

402. LOOKING AFTER JESUS
Kiersten, 5, was having a discussion with Destini, 6. Destini was insisting that Jesus is dead. Kiersten insisted that Jesus is alive.

They began to argue, so Kiersten's mother, Penny, interfered.

"Destini," Penny said, "Kiersten is right. Don't you know that's why we celebrate Easter? Easter is the day that Jesus rose from the dead. He was killed and they buried Him and three days later He arose from the dead."

Destini asked where they buried Him. Penny told her it was actually in a cave in Israel. "And after they put Him in the cave, they rolled a very, very, very big stone over the doorway," Penny said.

At that point Kiersten interrupted and added, "That was to keep Him warm!"

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FACTS FOR FUN

LAST WEEKS QUESTION: Is it true that the yo-yo was based on a weapon?

ANSWER: Yes. American Donald Duncan thought of the toy after watching a Philippine yo-yo in action. It was made of large wood disks and twine and used to hunt animals. The hunter would hurl it at his prey and the twine would catch the animal by its legs and so throw it to the ground. The name ‘yo-yo,’ was a word from Tagalog, an Indonesian language used in the Philippines. Duncan made his yo-yo smaller, but kept the name. This wasn't really the first yo-yo toy, though. Kids in China played with similar toys way back as far back as 1,000 BC. (Small things amuse small minds – and smaller minds notice them!)

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: When did ‘Superman’ first appear in print?

SOME FUN FACTS

315. SELF-SUPPORTING
The great cathedral of St. Cophia at Constantinople (Istanbul) in Turkey, has sustained for 1,600 years what was, until very recent times, the largest self-supporting dome ever constructed. Moreover, it has done so in an active seismic region. (Not upheld by worshippers though, as Turkey, the home of many of the early New Testament churches now has one of the least proportions of Christians in the world.)

316. ONLY FROM AMERICA
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was named one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World" by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1994, along with the Hoover Dam, Interstate Highway System, Kennedy Space Centre, Panama Canal, Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and World Trade Centre. (Could they be just a teeny-weeny bit biased?)

317. YOUR ROOF
Mansard, gambrel, hip, gable, and lean-to are types of roofs on buildings. (Are roofs of the mouth all the same?)

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STABLING

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LIFE'S A LAUGH

252. CRIMINAL OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINEES from 2004 .....

NUMBER 1
I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the poison control center. Today, this woman called in very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her that the ants are not harmful and there would be no need to bring her daughter into the hospital. She calmed down and at the end of the conversation happened to mention that she gave her daughter some ant poison to eat in order to kill the ants. I told her that she better bring her daughter into the emergency room right away.

NUMBER 2
Early this year, some Boeing employees on the airfield decided to steal a life raft from one of the 747s. They were successful in getting it out of the plane and home. Shortly after they took it for a float on the river, they noticed a Coast Guard helicopter coming towards them. It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency locator beacon that activated when the raft was inflated. They are no longer employed at Boeing.

NUMBER 3
A true story out of San Francisco: A man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America! , walked into the branch and wrote "this iz a stikkup. Put all your muny in this bag." While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller's window. So he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to Wells Fargo. After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller. She read it and, surmising from his spelling errors that he wasn't the brightest light in the harbor, told him that she could not accept his stickup note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go back to Bank of America. Looking somewhat defeated, the man said, "OK" and left. He was arrested a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at Bank of America.

NUMBER 4
A guy walked into a little corner store with a shotgun and demanded all of the cash from the cash drawer. After the cashier put the cash in a bag, the robber saw a bottle of Scotch that he wanted behind the counter on the shelf. He told the cashier to put it in the bag as well, but the cashier refused and said, because I don't believe you are over 21. " The robber said he was, but the clerk still refused to give it to him because he didn't believe him. At this point, the robber took his driver's license out of his wallet and gave it to the clerk The clerk looked it over and agreed that the man was in fact over 21 and he put the Scotch in the bag. The robber then ran from the store with his loot. The cashier promptly called the police and gave the name and address of the robber that he got off the license. They arrested the robber two hours later.

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NUMBER 6
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The Illegal Cookout That Sparked the Swiss Reformation

Who would have thought that an unassuming plate of sausages could ignite a revolution?

Luke T. Harrington
NOVEMBER 2016

Like it or not, we have the traditional Lenten fast to thank for many of the things we take for granted. If it weren’t for Lent, for instance, we probably never would have learned how delicious square fish patties were, since McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwiches were invented specifically because Catholic customers would stop buying burgers during Lent. (The other, less-successful attempt to bring those customers back had been the “Hula Burger,” which was a slice of grilled pineapple on a bun with some of that plasticky fake cheese. You just can’t make this stuff up.)

But if the delicate bouquet of flavors known as the Hula Burger is the second-greatest thing to happen as a result of the Lenten fast, surely the greatest is the Swiss Reformation. And just like Swiss cheese and Swiss Miss Cocoa, the Swiss Reformation was every bit as delicious as it sounds, mainly thanks to the involvement of massive amounts of processed meat. (In that sense, it was no different, and no less world-changing, than Lunchables—except it probably didn’t contribute to an entire generation of kids getting diabetes.)

The Swiss Reformation kicked off in 1522 with a scandal referred to as “The Affair of the Sausages” (which, in all likelihood, is also the name of Adam Sandler’s next screenplay). Here’s what happened: Ulrich Zwingli—who was the forerunner of John Calvin, but isn’t anywhere near as well-remembered because no one knows how to pronounce “Ulrich Zwingli”—was publishing a collection of his sermons on the epistles of St. Paul, and his printer, Christoph Froschauer, had his staff working overtime to get the pages out. When they finished, the men were hungry, so Froschauer invited them, along with Zwingli and various other churchmen, to feast upon some sausages, because those were dark times and the Filet-O-Fish hadn’t been invented yet.

This may not seem like a big deal—people print books and then eat sausages all the time, right? (That’s what they do at Booktoberfest, which is a holiday I just now made up but that should totally be a real thing).

Except, oh wait, it was Lent.

Modern readers may think of “Lent” as a time when they try and fail to quit smoking every year, or a time when their Catholic friends accidentally eat meat on Friday but then make sure to feel really bad about it, or a time when every terrible restaurant features an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. In the 16th century, though, Lent was a season when meat was verboten for all 40 days of its duration—not just by church edict, but by law.

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So, of course, Froschauer’s sausage stunt managed to get him arrested.

Zwingli himself had abstained, but he nonetheless seized the opportunity to come to his printer’s defense. In a sermon that he absolutely should have called “If Eating Sausages Is Wrong, Then I Don’t Want to Be Right,” but he instead called “Regarding the Choice and Freedom of Foods,” Zwingli laid out the case that fasting—since it was not commanded by Scripture—was a matter of personal conscience, not a law of God to be enforced. (Luckily for Zwingli, the Didache never made it into the canon.) Zwingli told his congregation:

To sum up briefly: if you want to fast, do so; if you do not want to eat meat, don’t eat it; but allow Christians a free choice….If you would be a Christian at heart, act in this way.
That was it, then—the Reformation had begun. Germany had had its 95 theses, and now Switzerland had had its all-you-can-eat sausage buffet. And while the latter may seem more undignified, in some sense, Zwingli’s criticism of the Lenten fast wasn’t all that different from Luther’s complaint against the selling of indulgences. Elsewhere in the sermon, Zwingli preached:

If you are a person of leisure, you should fast often and abstain from food that excites you; the worker moderates his desires by hoeing and plowing in the field. You say, ‘but the idlers will eat meat without needing to.’ The answer is that these very same people fill themselves with even richer foods, which enflame them even more than the highly-seasoned, highly-spiced meats.

In other words, one of Zwingli’s chief concerns was the class politics of the whole thing—that the fast was being imposed by “persons of leisure,” who often found loopholes to let themselves get away with eating rich foods (even during Lent), on the working class, who needed real sustenance just to get through their days. That hypocrisy wasn’t terribly far removed from the sort of pharisaical rulemaking Jesus had spoken out against, which privileged performative piety over mercy. Jesus puts it pretty clearly in Matthew 6:16:

When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

I myself tend to think there’s great value in the witness of a church-wide fast—but Jesus made it clear that fasting, if it doesn’t come from a place of inward piety, is less than worthless. By standing against a legally enforced fast, Zwingli freed Christians to fast out of a love for God and a desire for holiness. He didn’t just free us from a fast—he freed us to fast.

That said, he didn’t come up with the Hula Burger. So, y’know—let’s not get too excited about the guy.

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 'THREES' IN THE PURPOSES OF GOD

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WAXING LYRICAL

Been a busy week. Now running late!

TIME FLIES

This week has gone in a flash,
Here and there did I dash.
Computer keys were smashed
When outside, rain lashed.

Beautiful rain after four months dry,
Very rarely a cloud in the sky.
Temperatures so warm for time of year,
Nice for us but costing farmers dear.

Now to get this PGIM finished,
Before the deadline has vanished.
So bye, bye, bye, bye, bye!
So to bed, it may then lie.

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A DAVID MUSING

As you receive this we will be in the air on our way home from Kenya to New Zealand. It is about 20 hours of flying time on Emirates Airline from Nairobi to Auckland, via Dubai.

We will be home on 20 December, ready to prepare for Christmas, as jet lag allows!

Landing now!!! LOL!!!

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MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD.

His servant and yours

David Tait

Today's 'Word Puzzle' Answer: BLASTING

TODAY'S 'BIBLE QUESTION' ANSWER: a. Publican (Luke 18:10)

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WALKING WITH JESUS MINISTRIES is a non-profit, non-denominational, Bible based ministry located in Hastings, New Zealand. A ministry dedicated to developing discipleship, fostering unity amongst God's people to achieve the Great Commission, and in doing so, preparing for Christ's return. It is securely based upon the foundational principles of the Apostles Creed while recognising the wide and rich diversity of beliefs amongst Christians in other areas. In accordance with the Lord's direction, materials produced by the ministry are available, free of charge, to genuine enquirers upon request. The ministry is solely funded by donations, as the Lord provides. A list of materials available (plus some fun!) is obtainable and freely downloadable from our website
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Walking With Jesus Ministries
7 Bull Street
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Phone: (06) 835 0567 International (+64) 6 835 0567

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Our role is to bless and encourage those in ministry while promoting co-operation and unity of direction amongst the body of Christ, as emphasised 3 times by Jesus in His longest prayer, immediately prior to His arrest and crucifixion. "... so that they may be one as we are one." (John 17:12, 21, 23-4) Our website is currently being developed to encourage your participation one with another, to share resources, and to enable you to promote events and items of interest to the body as a whole - and have a smile while doing it!

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