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The Beast with Ten Horns PDF Print E-mail
Written by C. Elden McNabb   
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 11:29

When Jesus ascended "ascended up far above all heavens," he received "the promise of the Father, . . . the Holy Ghost." He then sent it unto us as "The Spirit of Truth" to guide us into all truth. We exercise ourselves always, with expectation, unto that goal. As Paul told us that it is God’s intention for the Church to know the "manifold wisdom of God," and that He gave the gifts of apostle and prophet to some of his ministry in order to accomplish that end. Solomon said, "The path of the just is as a shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." Therefore we know that the prophecy in Daniel 12:4 is being fulfilled as knowledge of God and His kingdom is rapidly increasing among the wise followers of Christ.

One of the things which we are rapidly learning more about is the return of our Lord, and the establishing of His kingdom upon Earth. He shall sit as the King of kings and Lord of lords, and shall judge and subdue the whole earth. The time of His return is now very near, and it is important that we focus our attention toward that great event. If we have misunderstood some of the details about those final days and His coming, up until now, it didn’t really matter much. However, If there is any possibility that we will be eye witnesses to those momentous events, it is vital that we be well informed of them before they occur. Our very life may depend on it.

God has prophesied of various world events which are to be signs that the coming of our King is imminent. (There are also to be developments among the believers, which are given considerable attention in the prophetic word.) One of those significant events is the rise of a tyrannical, political world power, commonly known as "The Beast."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 17:48
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Jubilee - The End of Harvest PDF Print E-mail
Written by C. Elden McNabb   
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 11:26

Shortly after Passover in 1962, I sat in my small church in Norfolk, Va. with my sermon outline in hand. The last special song was being sung, after which I was to preach. As they were singing, a voice spoke to me. It was as if a man about six feet tall was speaking to me from about three feet to my left, between the congregation and me. The voice said, "Preach barley harvest." I turned toward where the voice had come from, and, with my face lifted toward where his would be, I said, in a low voice like a whisper, "Lord, I don’t even know what Barley Harvest is." I turned back to meditate on the instructions which the voice had given me, and looked up the references to it in the scriptures. I knew almost immediately what the Lord wanted me to preach about, and as they finished the song I went to the pulpit and preached about forty-five minutes on the prophetic fulfillment of the Old Testament allegory of "Barley Harvest."

Earlier that year, February 4th or 5th, 1962, depending on the part of the world in which you lived, there was a total eclipse of the Sun, by the Moon, which coincided with a rare grouping of five of Earth’s planets. (It sounds as if the eclipse lasted two days, because it crossed the international date line.) Grady R. Kent, who was our bishop at the time, published an article in the March issue of our church periodical, "The Vision Speaks," entitled "The Beginning of The End." In that article he asserted that the eclipse was a sign of that beginning. There is a story, in 1st Samuel chapter twenty-five about Abigail going, with her five maidens, to her marriage to King David. I believe that story is an allegory concerning the coming "marriage" of Christ and the Church, at the end of the world. We also have Jesus’ parable about the five wise virgins who went in with Him to the wedding. By this parable, Jesus also confirmed what Paul told us about the resurrection. There will be an assortment of groups at the wedding: the Bridegroom (Sun), the Bride (Moon), and the five Bridesmaids (planets), together with the "guests" (stars) at the wedding.

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Antichrist Cometh PDF Print E-mail
Written by C. Elden McNabb   
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 11:19

A Clear and Present Danger

That which I present here should not be taken as just another attempt to explain "End Times." Rather it is presented to enlighten you about "Jesus Christ, the Son of God," and the great effort by Satan to convince the whole world that there is no Son of God.

I have spent my life, since I was ten years of age, searching for the truth of God in the holy scriptures. In my quest, I have discovered that it is not an easy task to "rightly divide the word of truth." Moreover, the task becomes even more difficult when a premise is presented using terms which are not in the text, such as adding the definite article "the" to antichrist. When we do so, we are more likely to hide the truth from ourselves than we are to find it.

Another common practice which tends to hide the truth from us is the erroneous application of a scripture to an unrelated subject. For instance, it is common to hear preachers refer to "the Antichrist in 2 Thess. Chapter two." (I have wondered for many years, how they relate antichrist directly to that passage, although that wicked one is, by definition, one of them.) In support of their assertion they refer to various passages in Daniel or The Revelation of Jesus Christ, but rarely do they make any reference to the passages in the Bible which actually mention antichrist. The scriptures which mention antichrist must be the foundation of any effort to explain the subject.

I do not desire to "make a man an offender for a word." But What better place to begin our approach to any Bible subject than where it is presented in the text? What better term to use than that used by the Holy Spirit himself, as He gave unction to the writer? That is what I shall do in this treatise.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 17:49
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The Doctrine of Christ PDF Print E-mail
Written by C. Elden McNabb   
Tuesday, 30 December 2008 12:14

Introduction

By: Elden McNabb

Jesus said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me. If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself." John 7: 16,17. Our Lord Jesus Christ took not upon Himself to put forth a doctrine of His own. Rather, as the servant of God, He faithfully delivered the words of the one who sent Him. Gal. 4:1.

Jesus told His disciples before He left, "As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you." John 20:21. Therefore, we have diligently searched to find out The Doctrine of Christ. Now, with thankfulness in our hearts, we set forth that doctrine for your edification.

In Heb. 7:11,12,19, the Apostle Paul declared that it was the inability of the Levitical priesthood to bring about the perfection of God's people that made the coming of Jesus necessary. Thereby we better understand Paul's instance, in Heb. 6:1,2, that perfection is the goal. That is what Paul is referring to in Phil. 3:14, where he urges us on toward "the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

To say "The Doctrine of Christ" is to say that this doctrine is set forth for the perfection of God's Elect, "the Church which is His Body." (Eph. 1:22,23) The Doctrine of Christ is "the plummet," in Zechariah 4:10, giving us cause for rejoicing in that the standard of faith and uprightness for God's elect has been found.

Paul said, "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection." Heb. 6:1. As he continued in verse two, he named the six principles of the doctrine of Christ: 1) Repentance from dead works; 2) Faith Toward God; 3) Baptisms; 4) Laying On of Hands; 5) Resurrection of The Dead; 6) Eternal Judgment. Therefore, there are seven facets of the doctrine of Christ, Perfection being the seventh.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 17:41
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