Promise made? That's important because they worship different Gods. This poses the problem, who is the true God?
This is the question of the ages concerning all claims of Deity. All things of life and death depend on that answer.
This book addresses questions from the perspective that the God of the Bible through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the true God and the God of true Christianity. It distinguishes between true and counterfeit Christianity.
The war that started with Satan's attempt to dethrone God and elevate himself to the Almighty is the defining factor of conflict.
Association is made between spiritual determinations and earthly happenings. The next earthly event distinguishing where we are in time is the Russian invasion of Israel.
The only remaining possibility for Satan's success is stopping God from keeping His promise to Abraham. The mid-east peace problem is not just about ownership of land, but about "who is God"?
Also addressed - doctrines and theories taught in error. Dispensations, covenants, and promises are defined. How Revelation is structured and plays out is explained.
ne purpose of the book is to cause the reader to "think". Not just about things termed "religious" but in truth, how all things are related, especially "political". Hopefully it gives insight on how to prepare mentally, spiritually, and materially for what Scripture says will happen.
Evidence shows we are the generation that experiences the Biblical end times and the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham.
America must choose - follow the true God or the Satanic one-world government!
The book challenges the true Church to reestablish scripture as our highest authority and be about our task.
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Because God Made a Promise to Abraham(But Who Is the True God?)
By Buddy Selman
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2011 Buddy Selman
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Chapter OneSome Fundamentals and Setting the Stage
Psalm chapter 2: " 1 Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, 3 "Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us." 4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. 5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure: 6 "Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion." 7 "I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8 Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession. 9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.'" 10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, And rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him."
It has been said that: "Nothing happens in politics accidentally". If that is true, then things that are done behind closed doors in secrecy are most likely evil. Things that are not evil can be done in the open. If what comes out of such a meeting is undisclosed or veiled in deceptive and confusing language, it suggests a conspiracy. If we later find that it undermines the constitution and the laws that govern us, there can be no doubt it is especially evil. I'm sure by now that most of us can see that this has and is happening. Many don't want to call it what it is, as if it won't be that if they don't call it that. But the truth is that those people have broken all trust. They should not be trusted with anything. Actually, they should be dealt with immediately.
The progressive movement here in the U.S. of A. is an evil conspiracy. I'm afraid many do not recognize however, that it is only one spoke in the wheel of a bigger conspiracy which has world-wide domination in mind. Fewer than that realize that the largest conspiracy is out of this world in size and scope. This is the one that is most likely undetected. Remember this; the best conspiracy is of course the one that goes undetected until it's ready to reveal itself.
I have a friend who was once himself sort of a con man who told me when we were discussing some new law or something, that there were people who stayed up all night last night figuring out a way around it. He was confident that they had already solved the problem. He later gave me another tidbit of information to ponder when he said, "All trappers don't wear fur caps." I hope you will think about those things.
It seems to me that a conspiracy calls for at least three categories of people's involvement. The first of course is the conspirators themselves who have an ultimate goal that they want to accomplish. But because it is unacceptable to those who will be affected by it; they have to lie, deceive, divert attention away from the truth, and shroud in secrecy all that they can, never revealing their true intent.
The second group would be the ones the conspirators want to keep unaware. The only reason is that this group has the power and ability to thwart their efforts, defeat their purpose, and would without doubt do so if they knew the truth, because it is evil. There are other reasons that could be considered but in politics, most of us would probably agree that the object when carried to its end, is power over people. Some may think it's all about money, but it's not. Money is only the conduit to power. That's why I believe it correct when they say "follow the money". It will lead to something else that has higher value, power. There is however, a higher value than power. We will look at it later. I'll just tell you now, it's worship. For now, let's deal with the money and power.
The third group is the dreaded conspiracy theorists. These are the ones who have picked up on the conspiracy and want to expose it. They are the arch enemy of the conspirators, who will stop at nothing to destroy and/ or discredit the theorists. And I mean nothing! To enter their world, you better be ready for trouble at every hand! The conspirators must deal with the theorists because they will not be silenced.
There have been conspiracies throughout the ages. We learn this from experience and history. The modern day conspirators have lots of information to analyze. Even this current progressive conspiracy has been working for over 100 years, so trial and error have provided enough information to form a strategy ... a long term strategy. It is now a science. Nevertheless, there comes a time when the conspiracy must reveal itself. The trick is to control when that happens. It must be when it will be accepted and adhered to or irreversible in its content. They will only go public when they are confident of the outcome. They must be patient and persistent. It is evident they do not now have that confidence because they are still fighting exposure tooth and nail. That says to me they can still be defeated.
When the words "conspiracy theory" are used, most people immediately think "wacko" or something similar. There's a reason why we do that, but should we? For the conspirators to achieve success, they must shape people's perception of the theorists as "kooks" with no credibility. Over the years, they have done this very well. That's why when they made the movie "The Conspiracy Theory", starring Mel Gibson, his character "Jerry" held no great surprise for the viewers. We already knew what a conspiracy theorist was supposed to be like.
Think about this; if conspiracies were not sinister and evil wouldn't rational people readily consider and most likely embrace the cause? That should tell us not to reject the theorist until we've given honest consideration to his message. We shouldn't dismiss him or his message because he has been portrayed as an idiot or because it is politically correct to do so.
Glenn Beck is the most credible and successful conspiracy theorist in my lifetime. May God bless and protect him! What is it that separates him from the Jessie Ventura's? I think it is in part that he doesn't sensationalize for the purpose of creating doubt about something. He instead dramatizes to make a point or expose the truth. He is careful to prove his statements, most of the time by the person's own words, leaving no doubt, recourse or unanswered questions that make it a mystery. Instead, the obvious conclusion is clear and concise.
I first became aware of conspiracies and conspiracy theorists in the 1960's. It was also the early sixties when I started paying attention to politics. At first I dismissed the theorists as alarmists and sensationalists just wanting their 15 minutes of fame. Some were just that. However, by the early seventies, I was convinced some of them were credible and what they were saying, especially about the economy, spending, and debt was correct. They warned that if we continued in the direction we were headed, there would be economic collapse. The only mistake they made was that their dollar figures were way, way too low.
By the 80's I was preaching on occasion such things from the pulpit because it lined up with biblical predictions. I'm quite sure many dismissed me as a religious nut. Even those who didn't paid little attention to the message it seems. I've had several people ask "What was it you used to preach was going to happen?" I just say "just watch the evening news, maybe it will come to you."
Today I question people's mentality and ask myself, why can't they see the truth? How can they just dismiss it? Can't they recognize the blatant lies being told? Can't they comprehend what the end of this will be like?
Finally I asked myself, why did I dismiss things way back when? For one thing, I didn't think it could happen in America. We had smart people running the country and I trusted them to turn it around. To tell the truth, I was naïve. I really thought they wanted the same things I wanted for America. Besides I was busy fulfilling my own American dream. I wasn't lazy or unconcerned; I just took for granted that someone else would do what needed to be done. That mindset is a recipe for disaster.
When I started taking it serious, I was also in serious Bible study where I uncovered for myself the out of this world conspiracy. Finally I realized all the conspiracies are connected and collectively make up the whole unbeknown to even most conspirators. It took years of bits and pieces to make sense to me. Okay, maybe I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then. Nevertheless, to understand takes a real desire to know the truth.
Just as the conspirators need to educate their followers, there are some things those who oppose them need to know. You need to know they have successfully taken control of education. The final link was accomplished when they took over student loans. Now they, not the schools, parents, or students get to say who goes to what university, who gets the loan, who doesn't have to pay it back, or anything else. They will determine what's taught as well.
They must also control the media. They already control the networks. I don't think they even thought that a Fox News or talk radio would be so effective. Another challenge is the internet. Mark my words; they will stop at nothing to destroy or control them all. They have no choice! They cannot allow dissenting voices to openly expose them. Even if they have to create a crisis for the purpose of declaring martial law, they will do it. Not yet though, unless they are forced to because they want — no — they must first confiscate guns. The Tea Party movement will continue to be discredited as a bunch of militia types that could be a ruse they use for that end.
Not only must education, media, and guns be under their authority, but also religion has to be controlled. They already have the means to do that through the new "hate crimes law". They will continue to lie, deceive, intimidate, force, divert attention, blackmail, bribe and all things evil including breaking the law to accomplish their end.
Did I leave out they intend to crash the economy and collapse the dollar. The czars will be in place to take over.
If America is to overcome this, we should know more about the ultimate conspiracy. You cannot win a war without knowing who the enemy that controls the opposition is, and what the ultimate goal is.
I hope that you will not just dismiss me. I hope you will let me present my case and give serious consideration. It will be necessary to first present some fundamental information and challenge your world view. All I ask for is a hearing.
We live in a day of entertainment, credit cards, specialists, and thirty second sound-bites. Advertising is designed to quickly and effectively appeal to the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, in an entertaining way. This fast-paced lifestyle has not come without a price, however. We are required to trust people who are not trustworthy. After many disappointments, we tend not to trust at all. When I purchase something, I expect to pay too much, doubt if it will work, and when it fails, the store, most likely, won't take it back.
It hasn't always been this way. I can remember a time when people expected to be told the truth. Of course, there have always been dishonest people, but I am talking about a prevailing attitude. There was an assumption of truth. But now, I expect to be cheated and lied to.
This lack of trustworthiness is not limited to secular things. The spiritual predators have filled society and the churches. Church should be the one place that a person would expect to hear the truth. Nevertheless, our hurried lifestyle has opened the door to false teachers who prey on our lusts. With promises of peace and prosperity, health and contentment, they manipulate the scriptures to say what they want it to say and what the listener wants to hear.
Our busy lives don't allow much time for investigation and we don't seem to have patience or interest for it anyway. Even now, if I fail to capture your attention or spark some interest, or if you think this is going into too many boring details or offends you; you probably will set it aside and look for some snappy and fast-moving adventure or romantic escapade - anything that will take you away from the stresses of life for a while. That's not my purpose for writing. What I really want to do is cause you to "think". I realize that is the one thing many people don't want to do. When it comes to serious thought, they want to be told. Give me what you have and I'll consider it. If it pleases me or agrees with my perceptions or what I already believe, it's okay.
May I ask your consideration of this: What is your perception of God? Do you have a perception? Is it even important? Why do you believe whatever it is that you believe? Is God some kindly old gentleman who hears our prayers and delights in blessing us with health and wealth? Maybe you perceive Him as a disciplinarian standing ready to knock you down every time you screw up. Or, is He a bean counter separating good and bad deeds, thereby determining our fate? Is God experimenting with mankind, watching to see what happens? More direct, is God Himself in a learning process?
Who am I? Where did I come from, and where am I going? Is there purpose in life? Is there life after death? If so, what will it consist of, or what will it be like? What does the future hold for man in earthly terms? Will the Republic fail? Will we destroy ourselves with global warming, or nuke ourselves into oblivion?
Without some concept of life's purpose, with hope for a future even beyond this life, we are left with an empty agony. We try to fill this void with things and pleasures. The harsh reality of it is, however, they do not satisfy. So, we attempt to live life to its fullest. Be number one; you only go around once, so go for the gusto, etc. But at the end of the day, when our course is about run, if we haven't dealt with the mysteries of life and death, we must face the unknown with fear and trembling.
My experience with some people has been that without a convincing source of information, they become resentful. Even to the point that they no longer even think on such things. And with no concept to argue, they don't want to talk about it. The very mention of God or religion infuriates them.
Actually, I can understand their frustrations. I have been a Christian for a long time, yet all I have to do is turn on the television to the religious channels and within minutes, I'm infuriated. What hogwash! This is not to say that there are none at all worth listening to, but the overwhelming majority of them are charlatans.
So, what is one to do? Where can we find truth? Where can we find answers? Where can we find peace and understanding? I hate to burst your bubble, but it won't be found in a thirty-second sound-bite! Nevertheless, there is such a thing as truth. Truth is absolute and not situational. Truth will not be compromised. Truth is not always pleasant just because we want it to be. A refusal to deal with the negative only exposes us to error and makes us vulnerable to the predators. And my friend, there is no shortage of deceivers. I can sense that feeling of "here we go with the gloom and doom". Bare with me for a while, if you will. If nothing else, maybe you'll be entertained.
Think about this; regardless of how poetic it may be or how logical it may sound, you are not the captain of your soul! Before you giggle out loud and decide this guy is a nutcase, answer me this. Did you choose the parents you wanted? Were you born in Texas, where everyone should want to be born? Was it the time-period you wanted? Was it in the right social and economic strata? Why did you choose the particular talents and abilities you have or the lack thereof? Are you thinking? When, where, why, and how will you choose to die? Captain who?
Let me further offend your sensibilities. You are not the captain of your soul, but you are responsible for what you do or don't do. But even more important than that, you are responsible for what you believe! How fair is that? Where did you get the idea that life is fair? That thought confronts me every time I look in a mirror. But, at least I was born in Texas.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Some Fundamentals and Setting the Stage....................1
Chapter 2 Before the Beginning to the Garden of Eden....................27
Chapter 3 Dispensations, Covenants, and Promises....................51
Chapter 4 The Law....................79
Chapter 5 Because God Made a Promise to Abraham....................107
Chapter 6 The Mystery of God and the P.T.R.T....................123
Chapter 7 Starting From Scratch....................151
Chapter 8 Where Are We In Time and The Russian Invasion....................171
Chapter 9 How Revelation is Written....................197
Chapter 10 The Seals, Trumpets, and Participants....................223
Chapter 11 The Two Witnesses, the Second Beast, and the Harlot Church....................245
Chapter 12 The Trumpets, God's Wrath, and Final Thoughts....................279