About: An Introduction

One of the greatest physical gifts the world has been given is the Bible. It is a great source of blessing to those who want to follow God and explains the judgment upon those that don't. It also explains the other side of the (much un-flipped) coin of God's personality - His Love/Wrath nature. See: God of Wrath. The Bible not only contains the blessings, but the curses and judgments of God to all the sons and daughters of disobedience. The curses are real. They start in Genesis and end in Revelation in the future. See: Cursed.

When we Christians think of God's wrath and judgment we think of the unsaved. We believers can readily see the unbelievers going through life being blind-sided by God's judgments. They go through life without thinking or considering that their actions are being monitored by anyone. They get hit by problems and don't know where they come from, or why.

Believers, on the other hand, that know God and His Word, not only know where judgment comes from, but why. Then again, the Christian that believes only in the "God of love," is another candidate for blind-siding. Believing only in the God of love is like driving a car into an uncontrolled intersection and only looking in one direction. The Bible exhorts Christians to stay on their toes (watch) as they are traveling down the (narrow) pathway of life. Why the warning if there is no danger? See: Once Saved Always Saved?

Those believers that hold the unbalanced view concerning the God of Love/Wrath could very well be, and most probably are, targets of God's CONSPIRACY OF JUDGMENT. He has conspired to muddy the water and confuse those that hold the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18). Notice the word “all” in Rom. 1:18. "The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness." The word all includes believers and unbelievers, but it should be pointed out that not to many unbelievers "hold the truth," in the first place. I think that 2 Thessalonians 2:11 primarily speaks to unbelievers (10) but, apostate Christians, as we have seen by Romans 1:18, are susceptible to this conspiracy also. Unbelievers are ultimately sent through the destruction of the spirit (eternal separation) while the believers are sent through the destruction of the flesh for the saving of the spirit, if-so-be that they repent of whatever sin(s) that was dragging them down. The Bible is written in such a way that will allow you to take the wrong path and have scriptural justification for doing so. The proof is the nearly 300 different Christian religions. Another way of putting this is, God will give us enough rope to either extricate or hang ourselves with.

An example of the above mentioned conspiracy lies in the three views of the rapture. Those views are Pre, Mid, and Post-tribulation. Which one is right? There seems to be scripture for all three views. Why couldn't God have made it very plain and simple to understand? There are at least two sets of believers that will be "blind-sided" when their view of the rapture fails to materialize. Will that shock overthrow their faith, or will they have to endure a trip to the fiery furnace for the removal of the "dross" that caused them to believe the wrong view in the first place? See: Is There a Pre-tribulation Rapture.

Another example can be found in Deut 4:19 (CEV) “When you see the sun or moon or stars, don’t be tempted to bow down and worship them. The Lord put them there for all other nations to worship.” (Emphasis mine) I think the gap theory fits into this equation also. The Lord could have created the earth to appear to be millions of years old. If He did, it was for the same reason as He made the heavens mentioned above. But why, what was His hurry? He and Jesus could have had the whole planet to themselves for the first, who knows how many years before they created any other life forms that perished in the destruction that led us to Genesis 1:2. If God created the earth, why would He create it in chaos, just to have to re-create again right away? See: Gap Theory.

Yet another example of what I’m saying can be backed up by John 6:1-71. If your heart is not really right; if you don’t really follow Christ on His terms, He can and will “give you a hard saying” that could cause you to stumble. Those that turned back were following for what advantage they could get; in this case - food, and when the hard saying offended them, they departed. People today do the same thing with union or government leaders that promise “much” for little work. When they don’t get the easy life full of benefits, they leave, vote for someone else, riot or rebel in some fashion or other.

Scriptures seem to tell two different people two different things. Some scriptures seem to support and promote Christmas, Easter, different views of the rapture, predestination, atonement, works vs. faith, etc. Who is right? We are exhorted to study, to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Not everybody can be right. We have to be led and taught of the Holy Spirit. I don’t think we are necessarily going to get that leading by reading what other people say about the Bible. We have to be patient and study the Bible to get the answers.

The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution has been paraphrased to say, "America, where you can worship God in the way you choose." That, my friends, is a formula for disaster. We are to worship God in the way He chooses. The way He chooses is outlined in the Bible, and is there for the person "rightly dividing the Word of Truth," 2 Timothy 2:15.

There are many other instances like these in and out of the Bible. God does, and/or allows, many things to happen to this world that would seem to prove that there is no God at all. Why would He do that? If there is a God in the heavens, how can He allow all the starvation and wars that treat the young and old with such cruelty? The simple answer is, He has not abandoned us - we have departed from or have never come to Him in the first place.
CONSPIRACY OF JUDGMENT will be seen by many to be a negative book because it contains subject matter based on the dark side of God's love and highlights the don’t (of the do’s and don’ts). If you clamp a Vice Grip Pliers on your index finger, who do you blame for the pain, yourself or God? Let’s take that a little further. Let us imagine that the clamp represents sin in our life based on original sin (from Adam and Eve) and it is loosely clamped on the finger not really causing much pain as it is a bothersome weight. If each time we sin we turn the adjustment screw a little tighter you will soon feel greater and greater pain. This should remind us that we need to repent to God and whomever we wronged, for the relief of that pain. If, we haven’t been taught by our parents or the church that we need to repent, the pain will only keep growing and we may seek relief from its misery. We may seek out and use some type of entertainment or diversion, whether it be gambling, materialism, drugs and/or alcohol. That is exactly what is happening in the world right now. The pain that is upon the world is at our own hand. We (so to speak) are in charge of our own destiny, depending on what we do with God.

Not long after I came back to the Lord in 1969, I wanted to be able to prove to the world that there is a God. I read a little book called, A Hundred And One Proofs The Bible Is True. That little book was a catalyst that helped me start reading and studying through the Bible each year. Those subsequent years of study further strengthened my faith but what I was reading didn't seem to jive with what I was hearing in church about eternal security, the rapture, the trinity, hell, so-called Christian holidays and many other things. The first several years of study I felt pretty unsettled about what I was thinking because; who was I to go against the church and all those Bible school trained pastors? The more years that I read the Bible and attended church, the more I could see that the Christian message was failing to reach the world. Was it the message or the messenger that was the problem?

The church has gotten bogged down in the world and the message has been corrupted to such a degree that it has become ineffectual, even within its own doors. I don't think that the church can be guilty of corrupting the Word and then be expected to have an effective outreach. I’m convinced there is going to be a lot more people in heaven than most people believe, but I also believe there is going to be a lot less people in the kingdom (thousand year reign) than we think.

The Bible is truly the answer to the world's problems, but if the church is failing to adequately represent the Bible, the world will not benefit from it. Take for instance, abortion. I had never heard from anyone that the Bible is anti-abortion, other than, "thou shalt not kill." The babies that are being aborted all around the world are known of God even before they are in their mother's womb. The innocent blood that is being shed will not go unpunished. Jeremiah 1:5 states, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” God only knows how many great people have been killed in the name of “CHOICE.”

The focus of this book is dedicated to the uplifting of the believer but I have not forgotten my desire to reach those that don't know if there is a God or not (agnostics), which I was one. The SUMMARY OF DISCOVERIES chapter, and CREATION VS. EVOLUTION, is aimed at proving the Bible is true, and will therefore enable the agnostic to believe in God, or at least call out to Him and say, if you are there, I want to know you. As important as that chapter is, I found through my studies and personal experience that the Holy Spirit can break through to anyone that truly wants to know God. The Holy Spirit can use any book in the Bible to inspire anyone to accept Christ as their Savior. It is my hope that the words and subjects in this book will inspire the reader to many years of personal Bible study and a higher walk with the Lord, all the while reaching out to those that don't know God and His gift to the world – Jesus.

You may notice that some of the examples I use to make a point may be somewhat dated. It is because this work has been on going for over thirty years. New and changing issues keep coming to the forefront of society.