Archive for September, 2014


Thursday, September 25th, 2014


September 25, 2014

I an now waiting for the Islamic Antichrist to eventually rise out of Current Conflict! 

A strong leader will arise in Greater Syria out of the current Middle East Bloodbath.

He will then consolidate his caliphate power by drawing 10 Islamic nations into his Web

He will eventually attack Israel and drive Israel into the Negev after Obama Departs.

He will then accept a UN HUDNA for 3 plus years but will break it as Trumpet 7 Sounds.



DECEMBER 9, 2011


Initial attack occurs – It takes Islam 75 days to drive the IDF into the Negev Wilderness – Great earthquake of Revelation 6:12 occurs, Israel holds at Beersheba, and truce is declared on urging of world powers.

Israel remains in Negev for 1260 days, then truce is broken by Islam.

1290 days after initial attack antichrist returns from Egypt and sits as the abomination of desolation on Temple Mount in his command post (appeden) -The two witnesses are killed and caught up – The rapture occurs immediately thereafter as seventh trump sounds – and for some 45 days God’s wrath is poured out on the lost while the saved are being judged in heaven – Battle of Armageddon begins and Second Advent of Christ’s return ends it.

Daniel 12:11,12 – And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. [12] Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

A blessed remnant of Jews will be allowed to go into physical Millennial Reign in the land of Israel.





See Archive Prophecy Update Diagram Nr. 321

Revelation 6:8-11 – And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. [9] And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: [10] And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? [11] And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.


The current Middle East conflict is growing into a blood letting horror and many believers are being martyred and added to the saints of all the ages that suffered the same fate.  I do not believe the current caliph of ISIS is the Islamic Antichrist, but I do believe the one finally emerging out of the beast pile in Syria will be revealed as “that Wicked.”

II Thessalonians 2:8 – And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:


Revelation 19:19,20 – And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. [20] And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.


I Thessalonians 5:2-28 – For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. [3] For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. [5] Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. [6] Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. [7] For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. [8] But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. [9] For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, [10] Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. [11] Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. [12] And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; [13] And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. [14] Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. [15] See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. [16] Rejoice evermore. [17] Pray without ceasing. [18] In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. [19] Quench not the Spirit. [20] Despise not pro-phesyings. [21] Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. [22] Abstain from all appearance of evil. [23] And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. [24] Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. [25] Brethren, pray for us.  [26] Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. [27] I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.  [28] The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.


Revelation 11:15,18 – And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. [18] And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.


I Corinthians 15:57,58–But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. [58] Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.


Revelation 19:19,20 – And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. [20] And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

























Time for Both Jewish and Gentile Hearts to Turn to Faithful Fathers – Message 1

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014






Malachi 4:5,6 – Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: [6] And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, LEST I COME AND SMITE THE EARTH WITH A CURSE.

Genesis 6:10-13 –And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. [11] The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. [12] And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. [13] And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I WILL DESTROY THEM WITH THE EARTH.

Micah 5:2 – But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Isaiah 9:6,7 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. [7] Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. THE ZEAL OF THE LORD OF HOSTS WILL PERFORM THIS.

Malachi 3:15 to 4:6 – And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. [16] Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. [17] And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. [18] Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. [1] For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.  [2] But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. [3] And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.  [4] Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. [5] Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: [6] And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, LEST I COME AND SMITE THE EARTH WITH A CURSE.

Matthew 16:27 to 17:13 – For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. [28] Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. [1] And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, [2] And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. [3] And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. [4] Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. [5] While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. [6] And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. [7] And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. [8] And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. [9] And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. [10] And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? [11] And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. [12] But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. [13] Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.


Matthew 3:1,2 –In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, [2] And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 4:12,23 – Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; [23] And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

Romans 10:16,17,13 – But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? [17] So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. [13] For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Revelation 22:3 – And there shall be NO MORE CURSE: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:



































Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014





Number 1

September 23, 2014

Revelation 10:5-7 – And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, [6] And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: [7] But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

I Corinthians 15:51 – Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

I Thessalonians 4:16 – For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Revelation 11:15 – And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.


June 29, 2002


As a young man I developed an interest in certain historical eras of time, especially the period of time associated with the castles of ancient England. In December of 1961, after I had traveled for some three years from north to south and east to west across England, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society published my lengthy discourse on “Forecasting Rain Stratus in the Midlands of England.” During those three years I examined most of the ancient castle earthworks found standing after the rampage of Cromwell across England. England is the land of very old books and the meticulous maintenance of these books is carried out rigorously at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. So if you really want to know for sure when a particular Biblical interpretation first came into print, these two institutions should be the place to begin your research.

From my earliest days I had an avid interest in all publications that interpreted Biblical passages concerning the second coming of Christ. When I first began lecturing in churches, seminaries, universities, and colleges in 1978, I had no idea that my travels would take me to more than 700 of these institutions, and that I would be in the immediate vicinity of most of the major colleges and universities in the U.S. The vast majority of our institutions of higher learning began as small institutions under the control of a church or churches. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, most of them individually broke away from their sponsoring churches to become the independent centers of higher secular learning today. The majority of books in colleges and universities in early years were religious books, but after they lost the influence of the sponsoring churches they gradually became more and more secular in their teaching and accredited degrees, so they had to decide what to do with their very large volume of religious books. Some were sold, some thrown away, and some placed in specially created archives. I know I am a sixth generation Missionary Baptist because of the material I collected from just such an archive in Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Its archives documented that Henry McElmurry, of whom I am a direct descendant, was the missionary-pastor of three of our early churches in southeastern Missouri from 1834 to 1839. Some of the books in the archives of these colleges are so old and fragile, that they have a designated person to open the pages for you to prevent the book being damaged.

So why have I labored on so long about old books. I wanted to know when various teachings were published concerning when the Lord would come, particularly in reference to what is called the tribulation period, a period of time that ends with the battle of Armageddon. So, as I traveled, I went to these archives and searched for this information. All of the old books I examined were quite definite that the tribulation period would close with the battle of Armageddon. But the time of the beginning of the tribulation, how long it was to last once it started, and when the first resurrection occurred in reference to it, was quite another matter. The first resurrection, which has taken on the popular title “the rapture,” has been one of the most vigorously debated theological subjects in the Word of God for some 215 years. So, because it still is, I intend to present as accurate a documented history as I am able from my research. I will attempt to show when several beliefs concerning this much debated subject first appeared on the scene in published books.

When Johannes Gutenberg invented the first process of printing from separately cast metal types, used for moveable type, the era of book publishing was soon to begin. By 1450 he had a press in Germany financed by Johann Fust. In 1455 Fust had the first printed Bible in history well under way. Slowly the publishing of books by press immerged. Many of the first books published were interpretative expositions of Biblical scriptures, and among those were expositions of scriptures about the first resurrection. After the 1611 KJV was published, expositions on Christ’s second coming started appearing in books based on the interpretation of passages found in it.

The first printed U.S. work that taught a “rapture” (first resurrection) before the blowing of the seventh trumpet in the book of Revelation was published in 1788. The teaching appeared in a book written by a well-known Baptist preacher of the eighteenth century, Morgan Edwards. It was titled “Two Academic Exercises on Subjects Bearing the Following Titles: Millennial and Last Novelties.” The book was published by Dodson and Lang, Second Street between Market and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In my archive search to discover the first printings of various positions held on the time of Christ’s coming, in relation to the end of the tribulation period, I had only found two published positions prior to the War of 1812. The vast majority of all the publications put Christ’s coming at the very end of the tribulation period, and a definite minority placed it at the blowing of the seventh trumpet, just before God’s wrath is poured out on the earth in seven vials. However, Morgan, for the first time in history since books began to be published, taught that a rapture of the saved would occur 3 and ½ years before the end of the tribulation period. There is no record of any printed book historically published prior to 1788, as far as I have been able to discover, that taught a rapture prior to the last 3 and ½ years before the final battle of Armageddon in the tribulation period.  I don’t say that such a book or books do not exist, but if they do, they are a drop in an ocean of books.

Dr. Thomas Chalmers, a Presbyterian minister of the Church of Scotland, and the man who first introduced what is known as the “Gap Theory,” had an assistant named Edward Irving. In 1827 Reverend Irving began to teach that Christ would first come for His saints, and then after a period of tribulation, He would come to destroy antichrist and to reign. In 1830 in Port Glasgow, Scotland, a 15-year-old young lady, named Margaret MacDonald, announced that she had received a prophetic vision from God concerning the coming of Christ. Her revelation may be found in a book by Robert Norton entitled “The Restoration of Apostles and Prophets” in the Catholic Apostolic Church, (London, 1861). In his book he declared that from her vision it could be seen that Christians would be taken out before the time of tribulation.

J.N. Darby, a leader among the early Plymouth Brethren, was known to have visited her during the time Margaret was having her visions. The teaching of a 7-year tribulation period came after these visions. The idea of the tribulation period consisting of two 3 and ½ year periods was put in print after John Darby began preaching the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory. Prior to that time you will find no publication was ever printed that showed two boxes joined together to form a 7 year period, with the first box representing a period of 3 and ½ years of peace, and the second box representing a period of 3 and ½ years of tribulation. The 7-year theory was developed by proponents of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory. It was developed by letting the “he” in Daniel 9:27 refer to the antichrist rather than Christ.  Before 1788 they taught that the “he” of Daniel 9:27 was Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes, but in view of the new revelation in 1788, it eventually became necessary to justify it, and by 1832 a series of new Scripture combinations began to appear, and they were used to teach what came to be known as the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Position. It was the grand joining of the “70th Week of Daniel” prophecy with the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory that finally  launched today’s popular teaching under a wind filled sail. J.N. Darby taught that the rapture occurs before the last 7 years of the prophecy of 490 years found in Daniel 9:24-27. In Volume 3, page 424, of Darby’s letters, he wrote: “Let it be remembered now that we have no date for the rapture of the church – that the dates BEGIN with a week of Daniel 9, and half a week when the sacrifice is made to cease. But this does not affect the general testimony of Matthew 24, which may begin the week, and be carried on among the Gentiles during the great tribulation at Jerusalem.”

J.N. Darby visited America seven times between 1862 and 1877. Cyrus I. Scofield, minister of a Congregational church, became a student of all the writings of J.N. Darby, and then forever popularized his Pre-Tribulation Rapture position by placing it in the Scofield Reference Bible notes of his 1909 publication. Most of the Bible teachers of Scofield’s day did not accept his new found position, but it was so appealing to religious groups that it spread across the country like wildfire as an exciting new revelation, which taught God’s children would never go into the tribulation period. By the time I was saved in 1944, you were often considered a heretic if you believed anything other than a rapture 7 years prior to the end of the tribulation period.

When I wrote my last two books, Tribulation Triad and Birth Pangs from the Bottomless Pit in the late seventies, I was what was known as a “Mid-Tribber.” In the early eighties I changed my position on when the first resurrection occurs in relation to the end of the tribulation period.  Could the Mid-Tribulation Rapture Position be correct? Yes, if God chose to wait some 1788 years after Christ’s birth before letting it first appear in a printed book exposition of Biblical scriptures by a man named Morgan Edwards. Could the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Position be correct? Yes, if God chose to wait some 1830 years after the birth of His Son before letting it first appear in a printed form. To my knowledge, there was never a published printed book prior to 1788, which explained the scriptures found in the Bible about the rapture by advocating a Pre or Mid Tribulation Rapture.

I have read the letters of the early church fathers to see if any such teaching was clearly spelled out in context in their writings on a Pre-Tribulation rapture. And, in so doing, I have searched hoping to find such a reference, but have not found a reference in context that justified such a position with sufficient clarity to be certain.

I did find two that may advocate such a position, but the only thing I can be sure of is that they are much more likely to simply refer to the rapture as being pre-millennial, not specifically pre-tribulation.  The references were by Irenaeus and Hippolytus, written on scrolls in about 180 AD.

There was also a document reported by advocates of the pre-tribulation rapture position as being genuine and written by Ephraem the Syria in 373 AD.  However, the document is classified by all the antiquity experts as being Pseudo-Ephraem (Pseudo means false).  It was titled “On the last times, the Antichrist, and the End of the World.”  But the problem with it is threefold: We can’t be sure that Ephraem wrote it, or if the man who did copied it or made it up himself, or WHEN he wrote it.

If you think I didn’t want to find such a reference, you are quite wrong. To not agree with the Pre-Tribulation position only gains you unpopularity with most of the brethren and, being carnal in the flesh, and desiring their acceptance, I certainly hoped to find such a position issued prior to 1788, but found none of which I could honestly state: Yes! This teaches a Pre-Tribulation rapture. Could I be wrong in the position I hold? Certainly! And I will continue to search for the prophetic truth on this subject. I have not changed what I was taught as a youth concerning the doctrines on salvation, baptism, the local church, and its two ordinances, but I have changed my mind about the position of the Lord’s coming in reference to the battle of Armageddon and, quite frankly, will change my mind again if I find a better case than the one you find in Prophecy Update 73D. Any man who is not willing to change his position on the time of Christ’s coming, in relation to the end of the tribulation period, makes it a doctrinal position. There is only one doctrine concerning Christ’s coming – HE IS COMING. When he comes, in relation to the events stated as occurring in the tribulation period, is a matter of opinion, not a matter of doctrine.

So how do all these different positions affect me? They don’t! In our work we have “first of the weekers,” middle of the weekers,” “last of the weekers,” “seventh trumpers,” “split rapturers,” “triple rapturers,” and “progressive rapturers.” It would be ridiculous for me to make what my brethren believe about the rapture a test of fellowship. The doctrine of Christ’s coming is that He is coming. If you don’t believe that you are a heretic, and I don’t want your fellowship. I have a very simple Biblical principle that I follow to be ready when he does come. I know I will be taken because I am saved. So I daily attempt to be faithful to Him in one of His new testament churches, in order that I will be prepared to stand before His judgment seat whenever He comes.

I do not believe we have a full week of seven years left to fulfill in Daniel’s 70 weeks of 490 years (See Prophecy Updates 55, 56, 57 and 58 in our Prophecy Archives). I am persuaded Christ is coming on the blowing of the 7th trumpet in Revelation 10:7, 11:15, and 11:18, but I live my life like it could be today. I am “watching” daily for that time, whenever it is. I have been told that one cannot do such a thing. Well, just hide and watch me! If it does occur 7 years before the battle of Armageddon, then I will be caught “watching” for His coming.

The material contained in this Prophecy Update has been taken from many old books I have perused in the U.S. and overseas during my many years of travel, but a large portion of it came from the research of John L. Bray, a Baptist Minister who was born in 1921 in Macon, Georgia, and was ordained as pastor of a Baptist church in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 18. He was educated at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, John B. Stetson University in Deland, Florida, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and, if he is still living, would be some 81 years in age. By 1990 he had spent 30 years as a pastor of Southern Baptist Churches, and completed 21 years as a full time evangelist. I am indebted to him for some of the extractions I took from his writings in compiling this update.


















Monday, September 22nd, 2014






September 22, 2014

It’s time for Believers to correctly worship God before time is no More.

Revelation 10:5-7 – And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, [6] And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: [7] But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

I owe this to DMBC site readers before I’m gathered to my Forefathers

Revelation 14:12,13 – Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. [13] And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

DMBC worships God by the Faith Once delivered to the N.T. Churches

Jude 3 – Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for THE faith which was ONCE delivered unto the saints.

We aren’t of the woman or her daughters – we worship in Spirit & Truth

Revelation 17:5 – And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS & ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Revelation 18:1-6 – For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. [4] And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. [5] For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. [6] Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

Doctrines Taught are Those Jesus said Must be Obeyed to Worship Him.

John 4:24 – God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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Written by Elder Tom McElmurry

The Western Baptist

May, 1993

Revelation 12:13 – And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

     This verse of scripture has the ability to stir the seat of my emotions with fond memories of those saints departed from this life. It moves my heart to grateful praise for the work of Christ in the lives of those who are now with Him. I thank God for the Baptist foundations that Jesus laid in the hearts and lives of my forefathers. And, even more, I bow my knees before Him for the honor He bestows on this generation by allowing them the privilege of carrying Baptistic Doctrines forward in this age of ever increasing compromise.

     “And their works do follow them” permeates through my soul when I visit the grave of my great-great-great Grandfather, Henry McElmurry, whose body lies in a pasture near the Old Ham Schoolhouse close to Zion, Arkansas. He was a Kentucky Baptist, born December 27, 1797, and was married March 7, 1815 in Livingston County, Kentucky. The McElmurrys were listed among the faithful of the Old Salem Baptist Church of Livingston County, which was organized in 1805. She united with the Red River Association in 1808 and with the Little River Association about 1813. Her first Pastor was Daniel Brown, but Willis Champion pastored Her from 1834 to 1874. A history of the church states: “Her pastors for the most part were stern, hard traveling preachers, who served several churches on a once per month basis, and were rewarded for their hard travels and spiritual labors with very little monetary reward…..All down through Her history the ministry and missions of the Old Salem Church has always been to minister to the needs of people both spiritually and mentally, as it is described in the Gospels…..The members have kept the faith and contended for righteousness.”

     I am not one who gives “heed to fables and endless genealogies,” but I do thank God for the six generations of Missionary Baptist Preachers and Deacons of which I am a part. I am grateful that God used those before me to establish in me a determination to stand for the same doctrines they defended during their lifetimes. Just what sort of doctrines did these early Kentucky Baptists stand for? The following quotes from the minutes of Old Kentucky Baptist Associations will identify some of their doctrinal stands: (1) They adhered to the Philadelphia Confession of Faith (Elkhorn Association, 1785) “It was agreed that the Philadelphia Confession of Faith be strictly adhered to.” (2) They rejected alien immersion and any form of New Light heresy (Salem Association, 1833) “the association, in answer to queries from two churches, expressed the opinion that it was not according to good order to receive the baptism, either of ‘the Reformers’ or of ‘the Christian body.’ It was also, on motion of that most staunch and valuable church member, Abner King, of Cox’s Creek, Resolved, that the churches composing this association, be advised not to open their meeting houses, for preaching, by any person holding the doctrines of Alexander Campbell, or who call themselves Reformers, or of the ‘Christian order,’ commonly called ‘New Lights.”’ (3) They limited the Deacon’s duties to the temporal concerns of the church, and recognized that the church alone had the authority to give consent for baptism (Salem Association, 1801) “The duty of Deacons is defined: To take care of temporal concerns of the church. The question as to whether it is consistent with good order for a minster to hear experiences and baptize, within the bounds of a church, without its consent, was postponed, and subsequently answered in the negative.” (Russells Creek Association, 1829) “Resolved, that the Association does not consider any person baptized, unless he has been immersed in water, in the name of the Trinity, by the authority of a regularly organized Baptist Church.” (4) They rejected completely the Universal Church concept by stating one is not a member of the church until local, visible, water baptism takes place (Salem Association, 1815) “It was decided that a person who relates his experience to a church, and is approved for baptism, is not under its watch care, until he is baptized.” (5) They rejected open communion (Salem Association, 1812) “It was decided that to partake of the love feasts with the Methodists was a transgression of Baptist rules, and should require of the transgressor a public acknowledgment.” (South District Association, 1821) “The messengers from McCormacks Church were denied seats in the Association, because that church had practiced open communion.” (6) They rebaptized those not coming from churches of like faith and order (Stocktons Valley Association, 1816) “Query from Caseys Fork church: What shall be done with persons suing for fellowship with us upon the baptism of other denominations not complying with the order of the Baptists? Answer. We advise that such persons be baptized is an orderly manner, agreeable to the order of the Baptist church.”

     Unfortunately, with the passage of time, some of the Kentucky Baptist Churches began to compromise God’s two church ordinances. The following quote shows the drifting into error that occurred over a 68 year period in the South Kentucky Association of Separate Baptists: “As early as 1805, the subject of open communion was discussed, in the Association. The decision, at that time, was against this loose, unbaptistic practice; but in 1873 the body resolved that no person has the right to debar one of God’s children from his table.” According to the noted historian, J.H. Spencer, the only recorded case of alien immersion ever known to have been advocated by Kentucky Baptist up to 1885 was rendered by the South District Association in 1820 as follows: “We believe that all persons baptized by immersion, of good moral character, and sound in the faith, the administrator, himself, having been baptized by immersion, regularly ordained, and in good standing in his own society, ought to be received into any Baptist church.”

     My great-great-great Baptist Grandfather, Henry McElmurry, organized Antioch Missionary Baptist Church near Zion, Arkansas in 1844 in the living room of his son, who was my great-great Grandfather, Andrew J. McElmurry. Henry served as one of the first moderators of the Rocky Bayou Missionary Baptist Association in 1847 and 1848. My great Grandfather, Grandfather, and Father were all saved and then baptized by the authority of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. As I stand by the graves of those Baptists out of whose loins I came, I am determined by the grace of God that I will not depart from those Biblical principles for which they stood. Today I look back into the lives of my dead fathers thanking God for the Baptist heritage they have left me by the Spirit of Christ. If Jesus does not come in my lifetime, then soon my children will stand looking down at their Father’s grave. I live in the hope that I will leave them as uncompromised a heritage as my forefathers have passed on to me. I pray that the works which follow me will be as Baptistic as those that follow my predecessors. If your children were to stand remembering at your grave in 1993, just what kind of a spiritual heritage of scriptural teachings would you have left them to recollect? The material inheritances we leave them fade with the years, but the spiritual truths of God’s Word, that we stood for and taught them during our lifetime by example, are an everlasting inheritance “and their works do follow them.”

The Western Baptist
May, 1993

Man has Returned to the Cold War to Prepare for the Final Hot War of the Age of the Gentiles!

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Man Has Returned to Cold War to Prepare For the Hot War!

Initial Signs of The Return to Cold War Began 7 Years Ago!

We have Watched Our Enemies Use U.S. Diplomatic Dialog

To Build their Forces During the 7 year Icy Relation Period

Free World Enemies are increasing their military Capacity

And at Some Point in Time After Obama Is no longer Chief.

A Final Hot War Of Gentile Age Will Begin as Seal 6 Opens

Free World opponents will stop “Laying Back” on America

U.S. Internal terrorist activity shall Show a large Increase,

But U.S. Allies shall also get Their Share of internal Terror

SEAL 5 Martyrs Shall BE Added To Those NOW IN Heaven

When Seal 6 is opened the number added shall be Horrific

September 21, 2014

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Return to the Cold War to Prepare for a Future Hot War!

December 6, 2007

It seems that the opponents of the Free World have decided to “lay back” for awhile and prepare for a major future war.  I think they are finally coming to realize they cannot possible defeat Israel until they have a much great greater strength level than they now possess.  It will be interesting to watch for signs of such actions at all levels.  The two articles which follow lend some credence this opinion.  I believe we are entering into an era of false “peace and safety.”  It will be necessary for the enemies of Israel to have a better trained military structure around Israel on land and sea than they now have in place.

As I stated in the last blog, “I believe we are going to experience a few years where Russia, China, all the Islamic nations, the United States, Europe, Israel, and the terrorists are all preparing for war.

It will be a return to the Cold War tactics of threat and counter threat for several years, but this time it will eventually turn into a Middle East hot war, which will culminate at Armageddon.

Daniel 11:40 – And AT THE TIME OF THE END shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, AND WITH MANY SHIPS; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

Numbers 24:23,24 – And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this! [24] AND SHIPS SHALL COME from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.

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DEBKAfile Reports: Russia launches first naval power build-up in the Mediterranean in response to the US about-face on Iran

December 5, 2007, 9:19 PM (GMT+02:00)

President Vladimir Putin and defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov decided to send a sortie of six Russian warships, led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Moskva guided missile cruiser, to the Mediterranean. This will be the first prolonged stay of a Russian carrier to the eastern Mediterranean vicinity of Israel’s shores and waters patrolled by the US Sixth Fleet. On its decks are 47 warplanes and 10 helicopters. The Moskva is the Russian Navy’s Black Sea flagship.

According to our Moscow sources, the Kremlin is determined not to be left lagging behind the new Bush administration’s steps towards an accommodation with Iran, which were signaled by the US National Intelligence Estimate absolving Tehran of running a military nuclear program from 2003.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the Russian fleet, which has already set out for its new mission from the North and Black Seas, will have the use of naval facilities at Syria’s Tartous port. Its presence for several months will be a complication for the Israel navy’s operations opposite the Lebanese and Syrian coasts, especially if the Russians are joined at Tartous by Iranian submarines or warships

The Kremlin also decided to send a sortie of ships to the northeastern Atlantic.

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‘Al Quds’: Gaza groups weigh cease-fire Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST

December 8, 2007

Fears of an IDF incursion into Gaza have prompted top officials from Palestinian factions to hold a series of intensive meetings in Damascus and the Strip aimed at reaching a ceasefire with Israel, Al-Quds al-Arabi reported on Saturday.

According to the London-based newspaper, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal discussed the possibility of a cease-fire with Islamic Jihad head Ramadan Shalah in Damascus. In addition, Hamas officials from Gaza and Damascus met military leaders from Islamic Jihad, the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) and Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades in order to draft a ceasefire according to which rocket fire would be stopped in exchange for the IDF steering clear of the Gaza Strip.

Islamic Jihad sources told the newspaper that the group had welcomed the Hamas proposal, however, it conditioned the offer on Israel also stopping its mortar-shell fire and targeted assassinations. Al-Quds noted that the Egyptian government expressed willingness to mediate between Israel and the Palestinian factions.

The sources added that Shalah visited Qatar on Wednesday in an effort to clarify to the Arab world the tragic consequences of an Israeli invasion of Gaza.

In addition, the newspaper quoted Palestinian sources as saying that al-Qaida had begun to operate extensively in the Gaza Strip and in areas of the West Bank. According to the sources, several members of Hamas’s military wing had joined al-Qaida-inspired terror cells

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