Pamphlet 1783 Plan of God kc 5-1
Chances are you don't even know about the "Letter to the Reader" which was written by the translators of the 1611 King James Bible and used to appear in all printed copies; but not anymore!
because most Christians
have been kept totally ignorant of God's Word by church systems
* who have substituted religion and man's traditions for truth,
they do NOT understand the first part of the plan that Jesus Christ told Nicodemus.
Actually, most don't even understand John 3:16.
religious beliefs which they acquired growing up
prevent them from reading and understanding even plain English.
And the blind shepherds can't and don't help them.
THE UNWILLINGNESS OF OUR CHIEF ADVERSARIES, THAT THE SCRIPTURES SHOULD BE DIVULGED IN THE MOTHER TONGUE, ETC.
Now the Church of Rome would seem at the length to bear a motherly affection towards her children, and to allow them the Scriptures in their mother tongue: but indeed it is a gift, not deserving to be called a gift, an unprofitable gift: they must first get a License in writing before they may use them, and to get that, they must approve themselves to their Confessor, that is, to be such as are, if not frozen in the dregs, yet soured with the leaven of their superstition.
In 1611 in order for a person to
gain access to God's Word and read it,
they first had to get a License (which properly interpreted means "Pay a Fee"!)
and show themselves worthy to the hierarchy of the church
(which means you had better have a really good reason to want to read the scriptures).
Howbeit, it seemed too much to Clement the Eighth that there should be any License granted to have them in the vulgar tongue, and therefore he overruleth and frustrateth the grant of Pius the Fourth. So much are they afraid of the light of the Scripture, (Lucifugae Scripturarum, as Tertulian speaketh) that they will not trust the people with it, no not as it is set forth by their own sworn men, no not with the License of their own Bishops and Inquisitors.
Now get this next sentence!
Yea, so unwilling they are to communicate the Scriptures to the people's understanding in any sort, that they are not ashamed to confess, that we forced them to translate it into English against their wills.
The church did not want the people to have free access to the Scriptures!
What were they afraid of?
So chances are you don't even know about this letter!
have already seen and documented from the Word of God
what happened in the first earth age, the world that then was,
and how Satan long ago caused 1/3 of God's children to fall away and turn from Him.
learned that it was this "sin" of Satan that was "why" God,
in His fierce anger, destroyed that earth age,
that beautiful prehistoric age when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
the same time He postponed the FINAL JUDGMENT of His sons
until after the Millennium and so ONLY Satan at this point has been sentenced to PERISH in the lake of fire.
All others AWAIT judgment!
is why Satan is called "Death"
and why he is called "the son of perdition",
the "son who will perish".
Again, the rest of God's children will NOT be judged until AFTER the Millennium.
before we go to the Gospel of John,
let's read what Peter has to say about the "Three Earth Ages"
beginning with "the world that then was", a phrase attributed to him.
2 Peter 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
We have already read about the first earth age, etc., from Genesis, Proverbs, Jeremiah, Isaiah, etc.
has been written there all this time
and yet few people have ever read it,
much less studied it and taught it.
is what Peter has to say about the last days,
the days we are living in now!
2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
Here is the Greek
word for "scoffers":
empaiktes, emp-aheek-tace', Greek 1703; from Greek 1702 (empaizo); a derider, i.e. (by implication) a false teacher :- mocker, scoffer.
teachers aren't just false religious teachers,
of which there are many in these last days just as Jesus said there would be.
of those who educate others about past and current events,
i.e. newscasters and reporters,
are falsely teaching when they "spin" the truth,
 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
do not believe that the sand WILL RUN OUT of the hour glass.
(You might call it the "hour of temptation glass".)
either believe in evolution
and that that process continues on,
or they believe that this earth was created in Gen. 1:1
and continues as it was from that beginning creation.
God wiped it out ONCE and it became "tohu va bohu".
Peter explains it:
 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
"day" of judgment is the
Great White Throne Judgment, where all of us who are not granted eternal life at the first resurrection are judged according to our works during the Millennium/Kingdom Age.
Read Revelation 19:11 through 20:12.
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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