This is THE question of Antiquity, is it God or the Devil, the Pope or the Reformers, is it based on absolute truth, or is it based on plural relativism? Is it how one group of people collectively think, or is it the person who questions outside the established norms? Is the earth flat, or is it round, was man meant to fly, or was he not? I submit to you, in the spirit of classical liberalism of free thought, ideas and speech, that we never would have come to a conclusion to these questions without the ability of public freedom of expression!
(I am forced to post this video here, instead of my Lightship Ministries channel, due to a 90-day ban of my first YouTube strike about the 2020 election)
One of the issues I have today in the modern church is with women who, by their nature, speak to men as if they were children. Men are not children, and women are not co-equal to men spiritually.
In the assembly, this is why the Apostle Paul taught to let the women be quiet, and if they had something to say, to go home and ask their husbands.
We live in a day in which male authority both in the household and the marketplace of ideas is under continual assault. Most women (like others) wish to be leaders and “outshine the next guy” yet this is not the role of the woman in accordance with the Lord. Spiritual authority should be recognized, and I’m not just speaking about a man who is able to moderate well with people back and forth to have peace.
The Angels recognize God’s creation order, and the roles set forth in accordance with the scriptures. This is one reason why women are instructed to “cover their heads” while in church or in prayer. It is out of reverence and respect for what God has created, not legalism, and so to understand and acknowledge the levels of spiritual authority which he has ordained for his people. It was never meant to be some nicety or just a traditional dogma!
Even a superior education of a woman, or experience in leadership, does not negate the ordinances which the Lord God insists upon for his people. The man is held to a higher account by God for his leadership and his actions, despite how menial or lacking, and God will judge him for it. Pastors and teachers are also held to a higher account by the Lord, and people should honor them also.
A woman is to be the head of the children, much like an executive officer is charged with running the troops. The executive officer’s authority is never put above the Commanding Officer, but rather is to assist the commander in charring out his wishes.
Male leadership is supposed to be representative of Christ to his church, especially when it comes to the Pastoral role and teaching and instruction within the church. Some women, like my mother, for example, are much better versed in the scripture than men, and could easily teach or facilitate to men good Bible instruction, yet this would go against the very structuring of the church and might facilitate discontent and even anger by the man who realizes that he is being put in the position of the child. This is not about pride or chauvinism, rather it is about the woman inserting herself into a position in which she does not belong.
It is perfectly fine for women to teach other women and children in the scriptures, and I am most thankful that my mother did her job well, and if I so desire, I can still go to my mother for Biblical advice, even in her elderly age. Yet even my mother would not just assume that she was still in the position to instruct me in spiritual matters, she might offer up her advice to me in private, but she would never undermine me by attempting to correct me in public, nor would she do that to my father.
In Old Testament times, it was up to the Father to instruct his home, as it is still supposed to be in the New Testament, yet most men wouldn’t find the time to do so in being away from the household in caring for his family. And I would add that it is worse nowadays, given that many households require both parents to work in order to make ends meet, but I digress…
Please understand, that the Lord God is not about honoring simple traditions, he is about “being honored” above all else. And that will never change, just as the Lord has never changed – especially to accommodate rebellious man (mankind)! One of the reasons for this family erosion in understanding is that a lot of Pastors are no longer instructed in this (controversial) truth of the scriptures, so most people are not even aware of how much they cross the lines of authority (especially in a country that was formed by revolution). I will say, however, that the Mayflower Compact and later the U.S. Constitution were primarily formed for the liberty to worship freely, without the input of a tyrannical government (or a church): the reason is that man’s sinful nature only seeks to have control of others.
So, the bottom line is that: one either submits to the Lord’s will – or rebels against it, it is really that simple. That, dear brethren, is why it is imperative to have a good understanding of the scriptures and to have people who are called by God to teach, and not just for speaking for selfish gain.
Excuse me, I heard the Anglican Church say today that Queen Elizabeth II, has been charged as the “Defender of the Faith” in Christ, this was instated after the Reformation had occurred by men like Oliver Cromwell, a believer of the faith of the Gospel, and not (even) Roman Popery!
So, if Roman Catholicism was rejected, how can one allow even more contrasting and dogmatic faith groups who will not respect any Judaeo-Christian heritage, are openly hostile towards it, and refuse to assimilate into Western Culture, to overrun and violently destroy this English Nation – or other like-minded nations for that matter?
“Lip service” to the Lord is cheap and repulsive, the Government must enforce the principles given by the Lord God in Governance, in accordance with the Scripture, if people are to have liberty, and not tyranny and tribal warfare!
This goes for America too, the Founders understood these Biblical principles, and intertwined them in our Government: as well as the Founders of Harvard and others to instruct future generations!
Even West Point (our military) once had mandatory Chapel attendance until the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s!
You cannot compromise with God’s word, and this includes our so-called watered-down establishment clause! We all (still) may be saved by the grace and love of God, in sending his son as a justification for the world’s sin by faith.
Yet to compromise with, instead of defending the faith for the sake of plurality, is to ensure the decline and eventual destruction of all truth for the sake of Satan and his short stint of ultimate authority upon the earth!
We are currently still in the “age of grace”, but remember light has no fellowship with darkness, and the darkness will be overcome!
This is written from my knowledge of the Bible as my foundational truth, knowing that it is Jesus Christ who is the living word of God, by his sacrifice for our sins on the cross, and risen again to new life, that indeed we can have new life if we believe in him in our hearts, and not just a mental or historical belief system.
(Romans 1:20) For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
It is more and more evident that the world has disregarded and even discarded the doctrinal truths of the Gospel. This “Great Falling Away” is prophesied in the scriptures, as a convergence by the Lord as “when you see all these things” (happen) your redemption draws near (in speaking to His Church). The Bride of Christ.
I have grown past the point of being a “date setter” for the return of Christ in the “end of days” before the great calling away into the clouds, yet I am (like many others) profoundly aware that this day of the Lord is moving at an ever-increasing speed, and at some point, it will be too late for humanity to accept salvation by grace!
I spend a lot of time doing memes about the demonic influence of humanity and these world leaders who deceive, and who are deceived, proclaimed by their actions! Likewise, I think most all believers know that Jesus Christ’s return is not far off, and if they don’t, I reckon them to be asleep spiritually!
The “New Word Order” the Satanic world rule as foretold in the scriptures which will usher in “That Wicked – the man of sin” denying all that is of God for a lie is increasingly evident with each passing day!
One world Government cannot exist without the destruction of the Nation States, and in my estimation, any Country which could prevent such a transfer of power has to go! That Nation would foremost be the United States of America and its Constitutional Republic.
Its balance of power would also have to be destroyed and corrupted politically. The Democratic Party and its Marxist (Humanistic) teachings are the tip of the sword, and yet the sword could not exist without the support of the blade – a corrupted Republican Party!
The False Church complete with false brethren also must rear its ugly head, as with the “Mother of Harlots” (Rome) as well as all her daughters within “Protestantism”. And “Born Again” believers must realize that Satan was there soon after the creation, and is very good at mimicking and twisting the scriptures (God’s truths) from the very begging of his fall from heaven!
Humanity is a reflection of these spiritual powers at work ever since He/She fell from paradise to the earth along with Satan and his kingdom.
This is why it is imperative to receive Salvation from the fall by the blood of Christ shed on the cross as an atonement for sin.
After that the believer needs to endeavor to be more Christ-like by constant prayer, walking in the Holy Spirit in regeneration to Glorify God, and not yield to the decaying flesh, that only receives new life (for the believer) after the grave!
Mankind without Christ only seeks to glorify himself, like his Father the Devil. And what he can build independent of the Lord. This is why the believer must struggle to imitate Christ in his love for humanity!
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
You see, what people are seeing and experiencing today is the difference between the sinful heart and the regenerated (God-fearing) heart.
Yes, indeed God is love, yet he is also righteous and without sin, and is not able to violate himself in the giving of free will to humanity. This is why He “offered up” his Holy and unstained Son on our behalf, knowing we could not save ourselves to his standard of perfection – nor could we keep His Laws.
Yeah, it does grieve me very much to see the destruction of America and the Nation-State, and in transparency, it is a great struggle daily to undertake:
Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Yet we must try, or risk being simply overwhelmed by the sheer volume of sin we see and feel around us! Please pray for me brethren, as a soldier’s mission always comes first!
The Lord gave free will to man and dominion over the earth. When man became subservient to Satan during the fall from the Garden of Eden, then he and Satan took dominion over the earth instead. It is a testament to the Sovereignty of God, that he is able to work “all things for good” Romans 8:28 – to those called according to his purpose (even despite a fallen world)! Providentially, out of all of humanity, God foreknew (the ones who would come to him) and to those he chose, called, and elected, to be conformed to His Son, partaking in his glory.
The below passage does not show that “all” couldn’t come, rather it merely shows that God foreknew (before the foundations of the earth) those who would come. The Lord is not in violation of his decision to give man free will, or in choosing damnation for some, yet not for others. As all of humanity is openly(yet passively-if you will) given the chance by grace to become the Sons and Daughtersof God.
2 Peter 3:9 (KJV) The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Yet like in the days of Noah, most will reject the grace of God towards salvation, in putting their own desires above God.
New American Standard Bible – Romans 8:29-30 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters; 30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
King James Version – Romans 8:29-30 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
New Living Translation – Romans 8:29-30 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.
Young’s Literal Translation – Romans 8:29-30 29 because whom He did foreknow, He also did fore-appoint, conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be first-born among many brethren; 30 and whom He did fore-appoint, these also He did call; and whom He did call, these also He declared righteous; and whom He declared righteous, these also He did glorify.
The United States has gone from a Judaeo-Christian nation in its founding, to a state of debauchery. This has been the downfall of Western Civilizations throughout the ages.
Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ was at the heart of many settlers within the new world, and up until the latest generations, the Bible was the biggest selling book in America.
After the Second World War, the United States was suffering from a teacher shortage, the pro-socialist / humanist movement in Europe at that time had influenced education and started slipping away from its Christian informed moorings. The importation of European teachers was the start of what was to become the National Education Association and was rooted in this new humanism, often called today Cultural Marxism.
By 1962-1963 Bible reading and prayer in schools would be abandoned primarily because of the work of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who would become the President of the American Atheist, and by 1964 was daubed by Life magazine as “the most hated woman in America”.
This terminology about O’Hair would never hold true today, as our education system has systematically and deliberately thrown any mention of the Lord and the reading of Biblical texts out of our schools and colleges. Also coupled with the Feminist and homosexual movements of the 1970s would change the culture forever.
The Obama administration was active in championing pro-Marxist viewpoints in our school systems and universities, coupled with a leftist (man-made) Climate Change indoctrination in the sciences, (designed to weaken industrialized nations) with a reinterpretation of the history that had been traditionally taught about the founding of America. These teachings have permeated young minds as truth, and many have a wrong understanding of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. The result is generations of “Woke” indoctrinated children, many of whom are now adults, and have been indoctrinated by the humanist school systems to dismiss even “religions” as they call them, as irrelevant to the modern culture and their morality.
Now many younger Americans are ashamed of America, for having never been taught classical Western Civilization in our schools. Amazingly in every aspect, not excluding even the hard sciences like mathematics and of course English, and history, which was replaced by cultural diversity (Social Studies) by the late 1980s. Since then, the idea of a “Racist America” who are also intolerant of “alternative lifestyles” (LGBTQ+) has been forced to the forefront by lobbyists like the “Human Rights Foundation” located in Washington DC, which equate the union of one man and one woman in marriage, to other unions holding to a pluralistic viewpoint of any sexual union which makes “anyone” (no holds barred) happy and fulfilled as a human right. Many of whom are openly hostile towards the old “Moral Majority”; coined for use during the Reagan administration by Jerry Falwell.
This majority of American parents were opposed by what I call these debauch-erst activist groups, who are in opposition to the traditional nuclear family structuring and yet, who are but a minority of the population. These viewpoints are being assisted by mass media, advertising, cartoons, children’s shows, and even our federal government which calls themselves “representatives of a democracy” (Republic) and supposedly ruled for the best interests of the majority of people, which is the very definition of a democracy.
Representing the majority of people is what a good government is supposed to do, but money and pressures from special interests and even foreign nation’s governments, have destroyed the strength and security of America, including our borders, language, and now culture, to a point of no return to the principles we were blessed with beyond measure!
I really don’t expect a Civil War or Revolution in America, but rather the continual gradual takeover by governments like the UN or China, who are more committed to their oppressive rule of Communism, than the United States has been to the freedoms found in the Lord, who allowed the birth of this new Nation.
I made this graphic to explain the “holding places” of people’s souls after death. Hades actually includes “Lower Hell” as some translations describe it, yet Hades and Hell are still not Heaven. I did an extensive study on this, (I was asked to) and have upgraded my findings in this graphic. The late Johnathan Edwards, I have found, has a greater understanding than most contemporary teachers.
And death (Hades) and Hell were cast into the lake of fire: this is the second death.
“Sheol means ‘The place of departed spirits.’ Sheol/Hades was the abode of the spirits of the dead. Before the resurrection of Christ, both believers and unbelievers went to Sheol/Hades. Unbelievers still go there.” – This updated graphic took a lot of Bible studying to get this correct; and research from men like, Johnathan Edwards was the best help.
We hear a lot about the “Separation of Church and State” today, that term written by Thomas Jefferson in the light of the great awakening. Today we have a reversal of what was intended for this new nation, primarily because of religious persecution from the State magistrates.
An example of this was The Puritans, who fled to America as they were often persecuted for their faith by the crown, and not being subservient to the Church of England.
In our earliest form of government, religious groups “Constituted” the amount of control to be placed over them by the law. Later we would get our term Constitution from these same constructs.
John Adams has his hand on his hip in the center of the picture.
Freedom to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ was at the core of this new nation, and a “Declaration of Independence” was driven forward by men like John Adams on July 1st, 1776. John Adams was willing to sacrifice his all for this new liberty so that his children might have the opportunity to hear the truth of the Gospel in every area of life.
Most today are not taught that it was the Colonial Pastors who inspired their church’s thinking. Also, the Federalist Papers (debate) printed in the news helped bring about the American Revolution.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord, which began the Revolutionary War, was led by Jonas Clark, Pastor of the Church in Lexington, twenty years before the Revolution. Other Clergymen like Jonathan Edwards, James Whitfield, and countless others supported this new form of Liberty; primarily for the sake of the Gospel, without the heavy foot of tyrannical government being oppressive to personal liberty, and what the founders saw as God-given freedoms from the Creator.
This is what our Independence Day (the 4th of July) represents.
Judges 13:5 For behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and no razor shall come upon his head, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and he shall begin to deliver Israel from the hands of the Philistines.”
Judges 13:7 But he said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and now you shall not drink wine or strong drink nor eat any unclean thing, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’”
Judges 16:17 So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, “A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man.”
Psalm 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.
Isaiah 46:3 “Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all the remnant of the house of Israel, You who have been borne by Me from birth And have been carried from the womb;
Isaiah 49:1 Listen to Me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called Me from the womb; From the body of My mother, He named Me.
Isaiah 49:5 And now says the Lord, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, To bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him (For I am honored in the sight of the Lord, And My God is My strength),
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Matthew 19:12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”
Luke 1:15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother’s womb.
Luke 2:21 And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
Acts 3:2 And a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.
Acts 14:8 At Lystra a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked.
Galatians 1:15 But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased
Today, we all live in ever-increasing evil times, where right becomes wrong and wrong right. The best defense against this Apostate Cancel Culture is by learning to listen to the Lord in an ever-dependent spiritual level of maturity. Unfortunately, this experiential growth is not often expressed, yet it is very important to learn how to listen and obey the Lord’s leading for our own security.
The only subversion Wikipedia mentions is by Republicans in protest of the voter count. When in reality, the only subversion was dubious ballot harvesting and electronic manipulations from state to state on mass only after midnight!
Well, it’s not about election fraud or even seeking greater truths, it’s about power, money, and the manipulation of free peoples for selfish gain!
I was just thinking today that everything the Democratic Party pushes nowadays, has been based on deceptions while lining their pockets. It has never been about helping others or doing projects for the better good of the country. The intellectual premise of the world is NOT based on true science, but rather on manipulations of data. I have been involved in the past with learning and swallowing everything from climate goals to equal opportunity studies.
All of it has undertones condemning the industrial revolution, free markets, western civilization, and particularly the advancements of the English-speaking peoples as far back as the day of sail. Everything they push is based on the lie of destroying the environment, and the oppression of less advanced cultures and their people.
Perhaps a case could be made for the oppression of “so-called” minorities in the past, yet you would have to weed out all the liberation and technological advancements shared with underdeveloped parts of the world as well! When I was in sociology school, we were taught “the white man IS the oppressor” / not WAS the oppressor, and of course, let’s not forget about the women as well!
These are all vile and disgusting one-sided lies produced in condemning millennia of human progress by people who think they have the right to rewrite history because only they know a better way that has never been tried before! These people are either buffoon’s drunk on their own understanding, or deeply deceived in their own ignorance of the past. There are no two ways about it, either you believe the lies and accept them, or you fight to understand the greater truth.
I suppose it gets down to the first verse in the Bible: “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”… Or, you believe there is no God, and that all is relativism and random happenstance, so within our own understanding – we can change (and evolve) the world into a better place. The only problem is, that this type of thinking never produced anything but starvation, slavery, wars, and premature deaths by tyrants who thought that they knew better too!
Go ahead, believe the Father of Lies while denying his existence like Carl Marx did, or change your mind knowing the world needs a Savior, who God has sent to save the world from themselves!
I believe the time is very short for the day of Salvation, and at the rate deceptions and lies are being pumped out daily by mass media and others, well it won’t be too terribly long before Satan will have his day, and then be destroyed by the brightness of the Lord’s second coming! I know, I know, every generation since the Apostle Paul thought this; yet never before has every form of debauchery been so present, and at lightning speed!
This newspaper article: Pope’s peace prayer recalls century-old “Fatima Prophecy” (Newspaper Clip) looks to be much the same as what Albert Pike’s predicted in 1871 about the three world wars. So I decided to link these pages for your “prophetic pleasure” you can read them below.!
Morals and Dogma of Freemasonry by Albert Pike 1871 – 1881 Edition
For a short time, this letter was on display in the British Museum Library in London, and it was copied by William Guy Carr, former Intelligence Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.
“The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused…
According to Bible scholars, these people were dead (who know nothing) in the *Old Testament = Sleep. They were raised with “glorified” bodies (like Christ); just long enough for about 500 witnesses to see them, then went to paradise (Heaven) with the Lord.
New Testament believers are already connected spiritually to the Lord (if born again) and are immediately with the Lord when their bodies pack up. Jonathan Edwards (1700s) did the earliest writing on this. Paul said it, and I personally know when my heart stopped, Jesus was shoulder to shoulder against me! So Heaven is where the Saved goes prior to the final resurrection and judgment. Hell is also a “holding place” like a jail prior to sentencing, when we shall all stand before the Lord. These things are abundantly clear to me, (even scripturally) yet still, you will find all sorts of opinions in this area of study.
To me, the rub is that people apply what I call “linear thinking” to a non-linear and transcendent God, who is not trapped by time and space. He is already all-knowing of our future, yet still allows people free will to choose.
To the natural mind, this sounds crazy to say one can choose Salvation by the Gospel of Grace as a personal choice; while also being DivinelyOrdained by Foreknowledge… Much like quantum physics, it is even more insane to try and hold the same natural principles of logic of our reasoning to the Lord God, who is not trapped by physical nor a linear existence.
Remember, within the scripture, time, space, and even the will of God by prayer, have been altered. An example of this is with David concerning Saul, (1 Samuel 23:7–13) which allowed the Lord to alter the course of what was predestined to bring Glory and worship to God – himself.
In short, just like in the physical world where we are governed by the law of gravity, the spiritual world is governed by the law of faith – rather than our intellectual theology.
Of course, I didn’t write this, yet these Apostles of Christ suffered greatly for the Gospel. In contrast, most of the “western churches” nowadays won’t even be bothered to assemble together in fellowship! Furthermore, Communists are much more committed to their cause than most believers in Jesus Christ. This is certainly tragic, but is it any wonder that Western Cultures have suffered so greatly from pluralism and the “science god”!
1. Matthew. Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, and was killed by a sword wound.
2. Mark. Died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead.
3. Luke. Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.
4. John. Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in a huge Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered From death. John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos. The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve As Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey. He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully
5. Peter. He was crucified upside down on an x shaped cross. According to church tradition, it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
6. James. The leader of the church, in Jerusalem, was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.
This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7. James, the Son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him to a lifetime of ministry.
As a strong leader of the church, James was beheaded in Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial.
Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.
8. Bartholomew. Also known as Nathaniel. He was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present-day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia, where he was flayed to death by a whip.
9. Andrew. He Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony.
His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words, “I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it”. He continued to preach to his tormentors For two days until he expired.
10. Thomas. He was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Subcontinent.
11. Jude. He was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
12. Matthias. The apostle who was chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot. He was stoned and then beheaded.
13. Paul. He was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero in Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.
In this chapter, Isaiah the prophet is instructed in what to do by these people who will not recognize the Lord. The believer cannot remain idle within the world in which he lives; we must fight the good fight, then God will judge and pass sentence.