Tuesday, October 21, 2003

The Internet and Scripture

If the scriptures in the bible are really true, then at some time in the future we should be able to measure them against tangible events occurring in our contemporary history. One of the events having many features with which to measure is the "man of lawlessness". Paul confirms in his letter to the Thessalonians that it precedes the gathering together of the chosen ones to Jesus Christ when he comes. Searching for convincing evidences of this" man of lawlessness is certainly a worthwhile effort and indicates a willingness to keep on the watch.

2 Thessalonians 2

1Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him ………..3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin[ is revealed, the son of perdition,

In Matthew Chapter 24 Jesus Christ warns us to keep on the "watch" for his coming. These events are therefore something we should be watching for in regard to Jesus Christ’s coming. The lawlessness was already at work in the first century and yet the effect of this lawlessness would become so thorough during the last days that it would gain entry right into the temple of The God. Such an overwhelming manifestation of lawlessness must not be able to continue escaping notice and yet the scriptures do indicate there is something acting as a restraint which will eventually be out of the way and make the revealing possible.

2nd Thessalonians 7

7 True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work; but only till he who is right now acting as a restraint gets to be out of the way.

There is a place in scripture where those who are faithful do get away to a place where they are fed (truths).

Revelation 12:414

But the two wings of the great eagle were given the woman, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place; there is where she is fed for a time and times and half a time away from the face of the serpent.

The place is in the wilderness, the thing acting as a restraint is the face of the serpent.

Revelation does mention that faithful chosen ones would be living right in amongst those who belong to Satan and living in the same place where he is ruling.

Revelation 2:9, 2:13

9 "I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan………..13I know thy works and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is; and that thou holdest fast My name and hast not denied My faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

These faithful anointed chosen ones, the true sons of the kingdom are living right in Satan’s face during the Lord ’s Day! Revelation 12 goes on to further describe what the serpent is doing to the chosen ones:

15And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.

In the bible water normally represents knowledge or truths however, if they are flooding out of the serpent’s mouth with a view to carry away or mislead the faithful chosen ones then they must be lies. A flood or river of lies suggests a continual publishing of words suggesting perhaps a periodical or ongoing flood of magazines and books designed to lure anointed chosen ones away from learning the real truth.

So these faithful anointed chosen ones the, true sons of the kingdom are not only living right in Satan’s face during the Lord’s day, they also are being continually flooded by lies being regularly published and fed to them.

Revelation Chapter 2 goes on to explain how these lies will be overturned with help from the earth:

16And the earth helped the woman; and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

If we are now living in the Lord’s Day then, what feature provided by the earth presently exists which has the ability to overturn an enormous flood of published lies?

Answer: The Internet.

Mr. Stephen Cox is a professor of literature at the University of California who made a very astute observation about the times we now live in and writes a story about:

"the strange and unforeseen persistence of truth in our allegedly post-modern age."

His article can be read by following the following hyperlink:


In this article Professor Cox uses a religious organisation which, publishes and distributes such a veritable flood of magazines and books that it is known world-wide. In his article he explains how this river of information is now being put to test by a relatively new technology also found world-wide called the Internet. Of all the earth’s achievements which should be capable of swallowing up a flood of lies and replacing them with the truth the Internet shows the most promise.

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