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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 21:14:30 »
In case you didn't notice no one cares about YOu accomplishments. You talking about your accomplishments are taking away from the story a witness ought to be telling, therefore.....you ain't one.

I don't know what your problem is. The herald of Christ's return to earth has to be someone chosen and predestined by God. 21 years after I began my ministry, I joined this discussion board in June, 2012.

Seriously, the genuine Two Witnesses story is mainly a true life story about the interpersonal dynamics of the special relationship between a Catholic man and a Protestant woman who were very fond of each other for the better part of one year (that one year being from August, 1988 through August, 1989) who had two very different visions for fulfilling God's will for each of their own lives. The Protestant woman's vision was a very well-intentioned, although shortsighted, one that included the flaw of her prejudice towards all non-members of her church denomination. The man's vision for fulfilling God's will for his life, on the other hand, was world-encompassing and his vision, of course, prevailed.

In other words, instead of what appears to be the scene recorded in Revelation 11:7-13 in which the Two Witnesses are killed by the beast (which, by the way, had that scene actually happened, it would have taken place in Jerusalem around March, 1996), the truth is that the Two Chapter 11 Witnesses of Revelation engaged in a very real battle of wills against each other, which, of course, certainly lies in the spiritual realm.  Hard for most of you believe, I realize, but I am quite certain that this will be shown to be the truth, in hindsight, after Christ returns.


My publicizing Christ's return to earth sometime after the year 1999 to the world-at-large (my beginning to do so in November, 1991) just amounts to being a residual, ongoing hobby for me as a result.





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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 19:54:33 »
Why are you here, if not to get the message out here. Drop the witness thing or be content to waste your time here. What have you got to lose here? You might accodentally find what works to convey the message.

Heck, I'm just here to report my past accomplishments. They, of course, won't be known to the public until after Christ returns. But it will be learned by all that in the 1989 - 1993 time period, I had to very considerably lower my expectations of myself to be congruent with today's world.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 18:31:38 »
If you want a small footprint AND GET YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS, You will heed my advice. At least here anyway and I'm absolutely sure elsewhere.

Don't worry about me. I've been successful in getting my message across since 1992. Not to average folks, of course. Few people have the patience to study Christ's instructions to His apostles recorded in Luke 21:25a & Matthew 24:29-30a as I began to seriously do at the age of 9 in 1963. But to those in the highest positions of power, authority, and influence.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 17:49:32 »
I think your wrong. Getting our heads around astronomy is a whole lot simpler than accepting that you are one of the two witnesses. Sell what you know and leave the rub about the witnesses out. A lot here were enthralled by the film about the star of Bethlehem and the retrograde motion of Jupiter in the constellation Regulus, etc etc. We didn't need any foo foo about the two witnesses to enthrall us. If you REALLY want to get the message out, listen to me. If you don't, continue on hitting a brick wall everywhere you go concerning the two witnesses. It's really that simple. Drop your defense for once and just mull this over. I know of what I speak here.

Jaime, you are absolutely correct in your statement, "Getting our heads around astronomy is a whole lot simpler than accepting that you are one of the two witnesses."

I appreciate your advice, but my methods and approach are not going to change due to the advice that I receive from anywhere. After nearly 26 years, I have long concluded that my systematic letter-writing effort is the very maximum that the most gifted communicator can do towards this end. I am quite confident that the Catholic Church has been aware of this same interpretation of Matthew 24:29-30a, at least three years before I uncovered it in early 1989, from the way they chose to revise the last celestial event described by Christ in Matthew 24:29 from, "and the hosts of heaven will be shaken loose," to the clearly synthetic wording, "and the powers in space will be driven from their courses," with the February 11, 1999 celestial event of Pluto becoming farther from the sun than Neptune on that date clearly in mind for this celestial event.

Therefore, the Catholic church could have tried to publicize this prophecy to the world in an outwardly public way beginning 30 years ago, but they knew that it would likely cause more harm than good if they had, such as frightening many people needlessly and many people could unwisely change the way that they go about their lives, just for starters. Plus, this interpretation of Matthew 24:29-30a, while fairly simple for a bright Christian astronomer living at this time to reason out and uncover beforehand, is, at the same time, excruciatingly difficult for a person of average intelligence to understand and comprehend, even after it is explained to him or her.

And, besides, the Catholic Church has long been aware of the existence of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11:3 who are to prophesy with Catholic Church leaders well aware of their basic prophecy and they likely wondered how Revelation 11:3 would manifest itself.

And I have let them know, beginning in 1992.

The Vatican being aware of the complete fulfillment of Matthew 24:29 in 1999 well beforehand should come as no surprise to anyone who is aware of the Vatican establishing its first astronomical observatory in 1774, the Observatory of the Roman College.










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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 15:29:15 »
SoD, the point I was trying to make is your identity as one of the two witnesses or not has nothing to do with the message. That apparently is something you are hung up on unnecessarily. For instance it matters zero to anyone here that you claim to be one of the two witnesses. Your biblical predictions would have held a whole lot more sway had you just used the Bible and your astronomy. The two witnesses thing just distracts in my opinion. You might as well claim to be Paul Bunyon in opinion.

Jaime, I quite agree. A few years ago I wrote to a skeptical aunt of mine,

"The letter-writing effort that I have been doing since November, 1991 is something that I see that some Christian astronomer should be doing at this time and it might as well be done by the Christian astronomer who is genuinely, scripturally predestined by God to do it."


One thing that has helped me a great deal is that by about 1995, I would realize that the overwhelming majority of people that I meet and interact with (including those in this forum) do not have any interest or knowledge of astronomy or have given Christ's statements recorded in Luke 21:25a & Matthew 24:29-30a the first thought, if they are even aware of these statements by Christ and their context, at all.

Once I twisted my arm in November, 1991 and finally forced myself to be a self-starter, it has turned out to be a piece of cake to perform. And the high quality responses began to pour into my mailbox.





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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 12:58:01 »
Focus on the message. Who cares who the messenger is. John the Baptist was focused on the Message of the coming Kingdom of God, not that he was the spirit of Elijah. Defend the message, the identity of the two witnesses is irrelevant. If the astronomy can be supported, then support it without the claim you are one of the witnesses. If it needs you as the focal point, is it really a message worth delivering? Think about it, if you are concerned about people getting the right message.

Also, Jaime, had the Book of Revelation not been written in the way that it was in the New American Bible (Catholic) that I owned in March, 1989, I certainly would have no reason to publicize Christ's intention to return to earth sometime after the year 1999 to the world-at-large through a systematic letter-writing effort to addressees of power and authority beginning in November, 1991.

Interestingly, just a few years ago, I found the cancelled check that I used to purchase this Bible and I learned that I purchased it on November 22, 1988, which was the 25th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 

It was numerous unusual coincidences that I noticed during 1988-1991 that gave me the subtle, but distinct impression that I was being singled out by a divine entity from all of the other informed Christian astronomers living at that time.  My life had lost a small, but noticeable, amount of randomness during that time, I would be able to see in hindsight. This is well documented in my memoir.


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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 11:40:39 »
Focus on the message. Who cares who the messenger is. John the Baptist was focused on the Message of the coming Kingdom of God, not that he was the spirit of Elijah. Defend the message, the identity of the two witnesses is irrelevant. If the astronomy can be supported, then support it without the claim you are one of the witnesses. If it needs you as the focal point, is it really a message worth delivering? Think about it, if you are concerned about people getting the right message.

I have pretty much been doing that, Jaime, in my systematic letter-writing effort. I simply enclose with each letter a Matthew 24:24-30a prophecy card and a business card showing the two scriptures in Revelation from where God has given me a platform of authority and influence from which to perform my ministry, though I have wisely decided to do it in an outwardly secular way.

By 1997, I had my system down pat.



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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 10:13:50 »
SoD, you are NOT one of the two witnesses.

Oh, but Alan, I am. But, as with anything that is in the spiritual realm, I cannot prove it to be the truth.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 10:12:20 »
I am not missing the bigger point. We are told not to date set and even a mild stating sometime after 1999 is setting dates.

As to publishing....

You are aware that you are certainly capable of self publishing on the web and even selling yourself through various means.

DO IT so we can read what you are hyping about.

But also, put an addendum in you book with the replies from the world leaders you have received.

Johnb.  Well said. I am too.

Good points, Rella. Except Christ said in Matthew 24:36a that "no one knows the day or hour" of His return to earth. From Luke 21:25a ("There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars..."), however, He evidently expected the Last Generation of Christian astronomers to make use of the information that He left His apostles in Matthew 24:29, celestial events that I did successfully put dates on.

No, I will not go through the insult of going through a subsidy publisher and be out many thousands of dollars only to have a few thousand copies of my book sitting in my basement. It's not that important to me. Subsidy publishers get their money upfront from the author and they couldn't care less if it is successfully sold or not.

And that is a very interesting point that you made about, "But also, put an addendum in you book with the replies from the world leaders you have received." In the appendix of the three copies of my 800 page typed double-spaced manuscript that I keep in my home, I do keep a copy of the correspondence that I receive from addressees of power, authority, and influence as I slowly receive them----plus five tongue-in-cheek letters that I received from professional astronomer Guy Ottewell beginning in late 1990.

But it is the extraordinary Protestant woman, Denise, who I wanted to tell the world about. Mine was simply a mental challenge, which I've always been pretty good at throughout my life.

In due time (after Christ's return to earth).




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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 09:53:36 »
Star of David, I have NO problem with your message. I believe you would have way more luck selling it if you dropped the claim of being one of the the two witnesses. I don't believe the two actual witnesses, if they are individuals, would make a big deal about that. The Two Witnesses claim only detracts from your message. You can sell it ONLY with your astronomy knowledge and experience. Afterall as always, the message is important not the messenger. Try it, what do you have to lose. You say you want to maintain a small footprint, then do so and drop the two witness thing. I already agree with your three points. Always have. I have never bought into the Left Behind book and movie theme. A whole lot of people haven't. I totally buy into that we are in the end of the end of the age, and Jesus is coming very soon. If there is a Tribulation, we as Christians will go through it. Though we will be spared the second death. Our physical death and physical harm are of no consequence. The Left Behinders are promoting escapism. i disagree with that. We will endure horrible death, torture, etc. but we will not see the SECOND death. When the first Left Behind book came out I read the first 30 pages and threw it away. I knew of church congregations that were using it as a Sunday School text.

Jaime, I very much appreciate your message, but as it turned out, my first goal was to determine whether or not I am one of the Two Witnesses, a process that covered 25 months of time, some of it being very difficult, between September, 1989 through October, 1991. And once I determined the answer to this question to be in the affirmative on October 21, 1991, I began to realize just how very little that one can do in such a role, even if he or she was a super great communicator. One of the most valuable insights that I gained took place in 1992 when I very reluctantly realized that I can take my place in Holy Scripture and 27 cents and be able to buy myself a cup of coffee at Hardees. And in 2002, I expressed the insight that all Christian astronomers living at this time look a lot alike and it is very difficult to tell a particular one of them from all the others.

It does not bother me in the least bit that I find no one on this board who believes me in this regard. That comes with the territory of being a Chapter 11 Witness, I would learn and accept.


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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 20:50:03 »

How is that working out for ya? I've never heard of you other than here, surely not everyone in the last 26 years has written you off as a nut.

Alan, judging from the considerable responses that I have received from addressees of power, authority, and influence, my messages are being received. Now, what world leaders such as those in Israel and the Palestinian Authority are able to do the messages that I send in my steady drumbeat of letters mailed to their embassies in Washington, D.C. since late 1991, they have their own agendas and constituencies to worry about. My only requirement is to be lucid and consistent in my messages to them.

I have learned that it is very wise for me to leave a very small "footprint" in order to be able to live a normal and enjoyable life.

Were it not for the anonymity of this forum, you would not have heard of me still.


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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 20:16:16 »
Your point #1.  Is moot as it is well past 1999 and prior to that I did not think it could possibly happen until after 2000. That came to me back in the 1980s, while having a cup of coffee.


You miss the much bigger point, Rella. Christ was telling his apostles in Luke 21:25a & Matthew 24:29-30a, in their time of ca. 30 A.D., that He shall not return to earth anytime during the next approximately 1,969 years. And because all three of the specific 1999 celestial events described by Christ in Matthew 24:29 come together, within any given 12 month period of time, only once every approximately 100,000 years, the year 1999 is undoubtedly the point in time on the timeline of history that Christ was referring to in Matthew 24:29, way back in 30 A.D. (For me and other Christian astronomers who are aware of this prophecy, it will be very interesting to find out how Christ learned of these three 1999 celestial events nearly 2,000 years beforehand after He returns.)

It's a real shame that no publisher that I contacted was interested in publishing my manuscript during 1994 - 2002 when I tried to find one without success.  But, as I have said before, I have learned from past precedents that notable figures such as John the Baptist and Jesus Christ were not recognized for their ministries until well after their ministries were over.



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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 19:02:57 »


Your point #1.  Is moot as it is well past 1999 and prior to that I did not think it could possibly happen until after 2000. That came to me back in the 1980s, while having a cup of coffee.


So there will be no Armageddon.???.( departure from reality) Wonder if Jesus will just go about recruiting, or hiring workers to build the things he needs on this earth and I wonder if they can be from an union? Perhaps volunteers. I volunteer to make sandwiches for them all.

To best address this point of yours, Rella, I will give you my favorite sentence (highlighted in bold print below) from one of the latter paragraphs in my cover letter to the embassies of 175 foreign nations in Washington, D.C. dated April 16, 1998:

"Prepare for Christ's return in whatever way you deem appropriate for your nation. After Christ returns, the onus will be on Him to establish His worldwide theocracy. Until then, I agree with Secretary Albright's opinion that America is "the indispensable nation". Even an armchair historian can see that the world history of the 20th Century would be dramatically different had America been an isolationist nation."




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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 18:55:20 »


You know SoD...  You really do support people not reading and studying their bibles, don't you? That is a very Catholic idea... at least as of just a very few years ago.



Oh, I find that reading the Bible is very important. It directly led to the path that my life is presently on. Here is how I ended an early chapter in my memoir-type manuscript after I thoroughly explain that the only plausible explanation for Matthew 24:29-30a & Luke 21:25a is Christ's plan to return to earth sometime after the year 1999:


"With a prophecy in hand, I perused the Book of Revelation in March, 1989 and I quickly found Chapter 11, the Two Witnesses to prophesy. I knew the prophecy. That was easy. Determining who those Two Witnesses are would prove to be exceedingly difficult."



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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 16:45:37 »
Ay, there's the rub.

It is your opinion. Your opinion.

Nothing having been given to you as fact since you were 2 years old or whatever age you became a star gazer.

Your opinion counts no more then mine. But at least mine I do try to back up with facts as related in God's Holy Word.

Now if you want to argue that translations over time have cooled a message.

Or if you want to argue that the timing of when the Holy books were written could make them suspect to error, I would have to keep watch on any thread that you made those claims.... because I have felt for a very long time that while the Bible is the inerrant word of God it is incomplete, starting with Genesis 2:24.

But you don't.

You come here and thrust your ideas of being a privileged person "IN THE KNOW'' And I am certain you know nothing.

Marshall Applewhite at least had a message, as did David Koresh and Jim Jones.

But you are ore like a homeless street preacher screaming at everyone "repent;, though you never say repent, you just say some day you are going to be proven right.

SoD, I say this with total Christian love. You need help.

Rella, I have learned to use the phrase "in my opinion" to keep myself from being banned from this forum. 

And you have missed my message, evidently, part of which is the following:

1) Christ's stated intention to His apostles that He shall return to earth sometime after the year 1999 on our calendar and not before.

2) That the popular Antichrist, Armageddon, Seven Years of Tribulation, Rapture, & Mark of the Beast scenario is actually a myth and is a departure from reality.

3) My speculation since mid-1999 is that Christ will return to earth sometime after the Middle East peace process is successfully completed between Israel and her three remaining Arab neighbors: Syria, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Authority which, of course, will not be anytime soon.



I'm sorry that my message isn't as certified crazy as were the messages of the three nut jobs that you cited.

Also, my message (since late 1991 and is still ongoing) is intended for current world leaders and diplomats, not for the people who visit this forum.





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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 14:52:53 »
No one here is doubting Jesus is coming and coming soon. So what if many have it wrong on the Tribulation and Rapture etc. Scripture has always been clear on the thief in the night thing. That didn't require two witnesses, or even one with a gray shirt. I am done here. I will leave you to your self flagellating faux martyrdom.

Oh, I did go a very difficult time in my getting to the bottom of the truth, particularly during the Winter of 1989 - 1990, but I see no need to bring attention to myself concerning this here. This suffering on my part is well documented in my yet-to-be-published memoir. But I will say that as a bright amateur astronomer since age 8 who earned a B.S. in an engineering degree with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.80 for all four years of college, I am in keeping with many engineers who have an established knack in being able to make mental challenges look very easy.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 14:29:06 »

Can you verify that statement? John certainly scoffed at the Jewish leaders of the day calling out to them "you brood of vipers".

Well, I can only assume that the Jewish authorities did not believe John the Baptist's announcing to the world to "make way for the coming of the Lord (Jesus)."

In very like manner, my message is being ignored by most folks here.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 14:03:57 »
I would call it the many pieces of something else.  :onhorse:

And I am quite certain that the Jewish authorities also scoffed at John the Baptist nearly 2,000 years ago.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 13:49:07 »
O00000kay.

That's just one piece of the many pieces of what I call "The Process of My Discovery."

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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 13:38:56 »
I would post a photo of the two shirts that I purchased in early 1988 that immediately crossed my mind when I first read Revelation 11:3 in March, 1989, but I do not even own a smartphone and I do not have that capability. I still use a film camera, a Canon AE-1, that I purchased in December, 1978. And I am certain that you will laugh at me. They've been sitting in a plastic Walmart sack in my hall closet for many years now since I removed them from a safety deposit box at a local bank.


Here is my explanation of this discovery as I wrote it in my memoir in 1993 when I first read Revelation 11:3 in March, 1989:


My immediate thought was, "I wonder who that astronomer pair is?"  When I read that they were 'dressed in sackcloth', I immediately remembered on the day that I met Denise, August 13, 1988, I was wearing a plain, gray pocket T-shirt. A week later at the Missouri Botanical Gardens with Denise in St. Louis, I was again wearing it. And two weeks after that, during Denise's heart-lung transplant surgery on September 3, 1988, I was again wearing it. When I bought that shirt, I bought two of them. By this time, I had learned of one of Denise's favorite expressions: "You can tell a person by the clothes that he wears."


To go on further, about seven months after I was asked the life-changing question by a very influential person in my life in June, 1990, which was, "If you ARE this person, what are you worried about?!" I was doing laundry at home sometime around January, 1991 and one article of clothing that was in the wash was one of these two gray pocket T-shirts and when I pulled it out of the dryer, I noticed that on the shirt tag, it read, "JC Penney --- Royal Comfort, (L 42-44)."  And I thought at that moment, "How fitting."

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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 13:05:37 »
I don't believe in a 7 year tribulation. The AntiChrist is not an individual person. And certainly not a pre-trib rapture. I have been trying to explain this a multitude of times to this rag tag bunch. And I am NOT one of God's two witnesses as you consider yourself. Are you sure you are not another Church of Christ plant? Piney, is this you?

In one of my Bibles (The New Catholic Study Bible, St. Jerome Edition, copyright 1985), Revelation 11:3 states:

                      "I will send my two witnesses dressed in sackcloth, and they will proclaim God's message during those 1,260 days."

That is all that I've been dutifully doing beginning in November, 1991, Jaime. That is all that I have been doing.  Of course, up until the end of 1990, I thought that the 1,260 days of testimony were cast in stone between September, 1992 through March, 1996, but, in time, I would realize that my time of testimony is open-ended until either my life comes to an end or until the day of Christ's return to earth, whichever comes first. (In 1992, I tongue-in-cheekly told others that the scene described in Revelation 11:7-13 was written in this way to keep most Christian astronomers from volunteering for the job.)

And, by the way, who the Hell is Piney?



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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 12:45:00 »



And, besides, had there been a Seven Years of Tribulation complete with an evil Antichrist, Armageddon, etc., etc., etc., it would have occurred in the 1992 - 1999 time period for reasons that I have explained a multitude of times to this non-astronomer audience.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 11:35:55 »
We'll see who has the Last Laugh, folks.

I will post the following yet again:


A lesson can be learned from past precedent, I believe, in that history is repeating itself in a very real way: It is my understanding that 2,000 years ago, the Jewish religious leaders in Israel expected a Messiah to appear one day in the form of a powerful Jewish warrior who would liberate Israel from the tyranny of Rome's domination. Instead, Christians today (including myself) believe that Jesus fulfilled these Jewish messianic prophecies as a Sacrificial Lamb who died for the sins of all mankind. Fast forward 2,000 years, and I am confident that the popular Antichrist, Armageddon, etc. scenario that is embraced by millions of Christians today will be similarly shown to be unfounded and I believe that Jesus will return to a world much like the one that we live in today, with its usual ups and downs. This scenario is supported by Christ's prediction in Matthew 24:38 (also from the Olivet Discourse) in which He said that when He returns, people will be in the middle of "eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage," which, to me, sounds like a typical, ordinary day.



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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 08:28:40 »

This has to be one of the most arrogant and asinine posts I have ever seen here, especially when referring to biblical events, past, present, or future. At least Kiwi gave scriptural references to support his views, but you sir simply spout your rhetoric from the hip, having absolutely no foundation to support your claims. Why should, or would anyone believe you?

Because this Antichrist, Armageddon, Seven Years of Tribulation, Rapture, Mark of the Beast, etc., etc., etc. scenario has been very successfully "sold" to the Christian masses, Alan, I do not expect hardly anyone on this board to believe me. I'm simply going on record now on this board with my conclusions regarding the Last Days and I will be vindicated as being correct after Christ does return.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Sun Sep 17, 2017 - 07:45:05 »
Fine, you stick with MEN, i will stick with God and HIS Word.



The bottom line is: What will actually happen during the years leading up to the day of Christ's return to earth?

It has been a 'given' to me since the end of 1992 that Christ will return to a very ordinary world, going through its usual ups and downs, and it will be seen in hindsight that this Antichrist, Armageddon, Seven Years of Tribulation, Rapture, & Mark of the Beast scenario that is so very popular with millions of people did not happen in any way, shape, or form. That is why Christ's return to earth will be like a thief in the night. People are presently lulled into complacency by thinking that they will first be tipped off, a few years in advance, of Christ's return to earth by the appearance of this Antichrist, which they will not be. (And, after the dust settles, they'll also wonder why they spent hundreds of millions of dollars on book and videos predicting this cataclysmic scenario that did not occur as well advertised.)

You can quote all the scriptures that you want to between now and when until the cows come home to support your belief, but the only important consideration is who will turn out to be correct, you or me, KiwiChristian?

It is a very confident 'given' to me that I will turn out to be the correct one here.


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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Sun Sep 17, 2017 - 01:29:57 »
I gave Biblical references, YOU gave NONE


End Times prophecy are subject to rigorous interpretation. I won't give you any scriptures to back up my certain belief in that the Antichrist, Armageddon, Rapture, etc., etc., etc. is a departure from reality. But I will give you a Common Sense principle that started me on the road to ascertaining this truth and it is The Principle of Contrarian Opinion, as explained in the narrative via this link:

                                                http://www.garsworld.com/TradeSchoolContrarian.htm

The first paragraph sums this up nicely:


  "One of the most fascinating theories of market forecasting is the Contrarian Principle. Simply stated, it is the concept that the market moves in the opposite---or contrary---direction of the opinion of the majority of its participants."

The application of this principle is simply because the vast majority of Christians believe that there will be this Antichrist, Armageddon, Rapture, etc., etc., etc., scenario, then that means that such a dire scenario will never happen.

Mark my words.


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General Discussion Forum / Re: THE RAPTURE
« on: Sat Sep 16, 2017 - 17:07:28 »

In my esteemed opinion, there shall never be this Rapture. One of the many reasons is because, once again, in my esteemed opinion, there shall not be this Tribulation expected by hundreds of millions of Christians.

And, thus, Christ's one and only return to a very ordinary world will, indeed, be like a thief in the night and shock almost everyone.

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Christian Politics Forum / Re: The Pope, yet again
« on: Thu Sep 14, 2017 - 12:36:53 »
After the religious experience that I experienced during 1988 - 1991, a person just knows that he is THE Christian astronomer who is genuinely, scripturally predestined by God to fulfill the only two meaningful prophecies in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 11:3 & Revelation 12:5.

I initially, of course, assumed that I would perform a worldwide ministry with this extraordinary Christian woman, Denise, to be the face of it and, of course, the cornerstone of my ministry was to educate the masses of the complete fulfillment of Matthew 24:29 in 1999. But, I would learn that when the vast majority of otherwise intelligent individuals try to comprehend Matthew 24:29, they experience a brain cramp and basically have the attitude, "What Christ is trying to tell His apostles here isn't my problem." So, I had no choice but to greatly lower my expectations for myself and, beginning in November, 1991, content myself with a simple and straightforward and targeted letter-writing effort to addressees of power and authority and influence which is still ongoing. And the responses that I have received from these addressees make it very clear that I have been highly successful in fulfilling these two prophecies in the Book of Revelation.

Some of you get so hung up on my following scriptures. My message since 1991 may be seen one day (after Christ returns) as new holy scriptures inspired by God.


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Christian Politics Forum / Re: The Pope, yet again
« on: Thu Sep 14, 2017 - 02:17:09 »
If you say you are a Christian, then you take scriptures to be true and believe what it says, right?

Now, this very scriptures says:

John 5:23 that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

Acts 4:8-12
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’[a] 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

SoD said....
That is clearly not the Spirit of Christ, and it runs contrary to the very scriptures you take as basis for such a claim about who you are, your person.

You and everyone else will see in due time (after Christ's return to earth), Michael. In due time.



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Christian Politics Forum / Re: The Pope, yet again
« on: Wed Sep 13, 2017 - 22:43:39 »
The Jews are partially blinded for a time, SoD. Your analogy fails. The written word of God stands true. Again, test what you are being told by this spirit. I am not foolish enough to believe that you would take my word for it. Nor should you. But definitely TEST against the written word. It's way too important. That's all I have to say about it.

I predict that the non-astronomers who do not believe (or, perhaps more accurately, cannot comprehend) my message will also be seen as being partially blinded for a time. After Christ returns, I am quite confident that Christ will clarify for one and for all and for all time that I am one of the Two Witnesses of Chapter 11 of the Book of Revelation and that the extraordinary Protestant woman, Denise, who I spent time with between August 13, 1988 through August 11, 1989 and from whom I learned a very great deal from her example of great faith, strength, courage, and spirituality, is the other Witness of Chapter 11 of the Book of Revelation.

(For those who have not followed my posts in these forums for the past five years, Denise passed away on June 2, 1993, which I would not learn about until July 6, 1993. And since it was becoming very clear to me at this time that an outwardly open public ministry in a world comprised of 99.9% non-astronomers cannot be performed with any effectiveness or success, four days later, on July 10, 1993, I declared Denise to be the female Witness of Chapter 11 of the Book of Revelation, posthumously, thus providing a beautiful and fitting conclusion to this true life Bible story.)

Individuals such as Jesus Christ and John the Baptist did not become widely known until years after Christ left this world. And the same will be for me after Christ returns. For me, when Christ returns, my first reaction will be one of relief because my ongoing letter-writing effort to addressees of power and authority and influence since late 1991 will finally come to an end.


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Christian Politics Forum / Re: The Pope, yet again
« on: Wed Sep 13, 2017 - 19:37:51 »
SoD, don't let me convince you, let the scriptures that you have admitted are inspired by the Holy Spirit. If what you are being told by the spirit, doesn't line up with scripture, one has a problem. Test the Spirits.


As Christ revamped the interpretations of the Jewish holy book (in what we Christians now call the Old Testament) and is now laid out as the "Good News" in the New Testament.

Now, nearly 2,000 years later, I have used the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to bring into the world a new, current understanding of the Supreme Being's relationship with mankind and that means that all major religions are included in this understanding.   But my total role is really only analogous to the one that John the Baptist had in that I am God's forerunner to Christ's return to earth. But my message, not too surprisingly, falls on the deaf ears of non-astronomers.

Using an analogy, Jaime, you, as an "old thinking" Christian, are disagreeing with me as a Jewish person disagreed with a newly-minted Christian of nearly 2,000 years ago.


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Christian Politics Forum / Re: The Pope, yet again
« on: Wed Sep 13, 2017 - 18:07:33 »
I learned very early, that your posts and proclamations of being one of the two witnesses is utter garbage.  Your nonsense has less worth than a horoscope.

Thank you, T.C., for referring to me and the Two Witnesses in the same sentence. Perhaps a step towards eventual universal acceptance.

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Christian Politics Forum / Re: The Pope, yet again
« on: Wed Sep 13, 2017 - 17:31:51 »
Sooooooo? Is there one way to the father or not?

I have already answered that question. I have learned since around 1995 for me not to not be concerned with the opinions of those who gloss over (or completely ignore) Christ's instructions to His apostles recorded in Luke 21:25a & Matthew 24:29-30a, when their significance greatly stood out to me at the age of 9 in 1963.

And this, by extension, applies to religious matters, in general.

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Christian Politics Forum / Re: The Pope, yet again
« on: Wed Sep 13, 2017 - 16:02:32 »
If the Spirit was talking to me, it would concern me if it conflicted with Holy spirit inspired scripture. It might be Muhammed's Jinns.

Jinn, jann or djinn are supernatural creatures in Islamic mythology as well as pre-Islamic Arabian mythology. They are mentioned frequently in the Quran (the 72nd sura is titled Sūrat al-Jinn) and other Islamic texts and inhabit an unseen world, another universe beyond the known universe

I'm not the least concerned about the legitimacy of the divine guidance that I have received from God and I have shared in my ongoing letter-writing effort beginning in late 1991 and is documented in the 800 page memoir-type manuscript that I wrote in 1993 - 1994 that will only possibly be published for public consumption after Christ returns to earth. That is His call.

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Christian Politics Forum / Re: The Pope, yet again
« on: Wed Sep 13, 2017 - 14:16:31 »
Ah, yes of course.  And is that who told you to ignore what He provided through the Scriptures?


I know that citing divine guidance from the Holy Spirit sounds like a cop out. I have heard many a TV evangelist tell his audience of something that Holy Spirit told him to share with his audience and I know for a fact that what he's saying is a certified crock.

But I stand by my belief that my belief originated from the Holy Spirit.

As an aside, the Cleveland Indians just won their 21st game in a row, a new American League record.

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