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Who Changed the Sabbath to Sunday?


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Your Bible shows plainly that Jesus Christ and the early church observed the seventh-day Sabbath. So did His first followers. Yet today, the vast majority of those calling themselves “Christian” worship on Sundays and do nothing to keep the seventh-day Sabbath holy. How did this change occur? And what should you do about it?

Claiming God’s Promises!


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In a time of widespread fear, people are searching for peace, health, and security. But are they searching in the right place, and are they seeking the ultimate source of true prosperity? There are clear promises of God in the Bible—you need to find out how to claim them!

Peace in the Middle East?

Violent Islamist militants from ISIS and Al Qaeda struggle to revive their forces. The tiny nation of Israel struggles for peace, while neighboring Palestinians demand better conditions and more control in their West Bank and Gaza Strip strongholds. Will there be peace in the Middle East?

[The text below represents an edited transcript of this Tomorrow’s World program.]

Five Prophetic Signs You Should be Watching for in The Middle East

My friends, will there ever be peace in the Middle East? Military conflicts and terrorism never seem to cease. Today, nearly 30 years after U.S. President George H.W. Bush sent military forces to stop Saddam Hussein’s attack on the nation of Kuwait, American lives continue to be lost in the Middle East wars. Controversy surrounds Iran’s ongoing attempts to develop the nuclear fission capabilities that could lead to nuclear weapons. Violent Islamist militants from ISIS and Al Qaeda struggle to revive their forces. The tiny nation of Israel struggles for peace, while neighboring Palestinians demand better conditions and more control in their West Bank and Gaza Strip strongholds. Will wars and conflicts continue in the Middle East? Your Bible reveals that a great world war, focused on the Middle East, will precede the most amazing event yet to come in Bible prophecy—the return of Jesus Christ! How will you know when this event is about to occur? What prophetic signs should you be watching for? Will there be peace in the Middle East?

Stay tuned!

Prophetic Sign Number 1: Watch For Military Alliances Forming East of the Euphrates River

Warm greetings to all our friends around the world!

Many of us worry, express concern, and even become frightened when we read in our daily news about the wars, conflicts, and terrorism in many parts of the world. Troubles in the Middle East, in particular, affect not just the Jewish people, but also billions of Christians and Muslims. Controversy flared in May 2018 when the United States moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. American members of Congress remain divided over Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. While many nations around the world call Israel an “apartheid” state and make demands on behalf of the region’s Arabs and Palestinians, the United States has remained firm as one of Israel’s few staunch allies around the globe. Will this change? Will Israel thrive, or even survive as a Jewish nation? Will it survive at all?

My friends, there IS good news for the future! Bible prophecy reveals the sequence of events leading up to the return of Jesus Christ to establish the glorious Kingdom of God. Scripture reveals, and in fact guarantees, that world peace will ultimately reign in the Middle East—and on all of planet Earth! But first, there will be war and bloodshed on a scale never before seen. You need to be ready, and you need to know what to watch for so you and your loved ones can escape the troubles ahead!

On today’s program, we’ll briefly discuss five prophetic signs to watch for in the Middle East. And we’ll be offering you an exciting free booklet that will give you inspiring insight and understanding. It’s titled The Middle East in Prophecy. This booklet will help you understand what the Bible teaches about the amazing end-time events surrounding Jerusalem and the entire Middle East. You can order the booklet by calling the phone number on your screen, or by visiting our Website, TomorrowsWorld.org.

Some of you older viewers may remember the Iran-Iraq war, which lasted from 1980 to 1988. More than a million people were killed in that war between Muslim nations. The Euphrates River was a focal point of that conflict. Your Bible reveals that the Euphrates River will be a key strategic position at the end of this present age.

Prophetic Sign number one is: WATCH FOR MILITARY ALLIANCES FORMING EAST OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER.

If you have your Bible, turn to the book of Revelation, chapter 9. REVELATION 9:13:

“Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, ‘Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.’ So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to KILL A THIRD OF MANKIND. Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.” (Revelation 9:13–16).

My friends, this is describing another world war! And this phase of World War III will kill not just millions, but even BILLIONS of human beings! Jesus Christ said that unless those days were shortened no flesh would be saved—all life on earth would be destroyed. That’s in Matthew 24:21–22. Look on any map and you’ll see that those nations east of the Euphrates include Iran, India, China, and Russia. And an army of 200 million will form in this area and march to the Euphrates. Even now, China is taking steps to strengthen its military force. Consider this report: “China’s economy is the second-largest in the world, and it’s on the path to overtake the US’s in absolute GDP by 2030 — giving China the ability to spend far more resources on its military than in previous decades. From 1996 to 2015, China increased its military spending by 620 percent” (“China's military power may surpass the US’s faster than you think,” Business Insider, August 26, 2019). The European Union, which as we will see is prophesied to intervene on Israel’s behalf, is facing growing economic crises even as China expands. Prophetic Sign number one is: WATCH FOR MILITARY ALLIANCES FORMING EAST OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER.

Prophetic Sign Number 2: Watch For Growing Unity Among Israel’s Traditional Enemies

Some of you older viewers may remember the “Six-Day War” of June 1967. Israel fought the combined forces of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. Israel captured the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan Heights, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. Now Israel had access to the holy places, including the Western Wall or Wailing Wall at the Temple Mount. Six years later, in the Yom Kippur War, Israel repelled invasions by Egypt and Syria. Israel, Egypt, and Jordan later agreed on a UN cease-fire. In 1978, Israel and Egypt signed the Camp David Accords, returning to Egypt most of the captured Sinai Peninsula, except for the Gaza Strip. In 1980, Israel annexed East Jerusalem and declared the unified city part of Israel, against the protests of Arab forces and their allies. After ongoing violence known as the first intifada, Israel put large portions of the West Bank under Palestinian Authority control in December 1994.

Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and West Bank face tight restrictions on movement in and out of Israel. Even in the United States, perhaps Israel’s strongest and most generous ally, voices are increasingly calling on Israel to remove restrictions on Palestinians and to give greater autonomy to the Palestinian Authority. The BDS—“Boycott, Divest, and Sanction”—movement against Israel is a growing source of controversy among those critical of [Israeli] policies.

Will world opinion turn further against Israel? Will Arab nations mount another major military attack against the Jewish nation? Will world leaders seek to put Jerusalem under international control? We’ll discuss these questions in the next part of our program. But first I’d like to offer you this exciting free booklet, The Middle East in Prophecy. My friends, you need to be watching the Middle East—and the trends that will mean major changes in political and religious control over the city of Jerusalem. What events will mark these changes? Who will eventually control Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy say about the future of Israel, and the nations surrounding it? Will there be peace in Jerusalem, and the Middle East? This exciting booklet will help you in your study of Bible prophecy, and give you advance information on end-time events. Listen to these subheads: “Will Russia Control the Middle East? … Who Will Control Jerusalem? … Temple Sacrifices Restored? … Watch for the Abomination of Desolation. … Who Rides the Beast?”

You need this booklet, and you need to know the future according to Bible prophecy. So, call now and request your free copy of The Middle East in Prophecy. You can also order this free booklet by clicking the link in the description or the info button in the top right of your screen.

Prophetic Sign Number 3: Watch For International Attempts To Control Jerusalem

In the first part of our program, we saw that Bible prophecy foretells a massive military invasion of the Middle East. We saw that Arab nations have united against Israel, and have marshalled world opinion to support them. Prophetic Sign number one was: WATCH FOR MILITARY ALLIANCES FORMING EAST OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER. Prophetic Sign number two: WATCH FOR GROWING UNITY AMONG ISRAEL’S TRADITIONAL ENEMIES. Prophetic Sign number three is: WATCH FOR INTERNATIONAL ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL JERUSALEM.

Bible prophecy reveals that Jerusalem will be a focus of major international conflicts. Jerusalem is considered holy to three of the world’s major religions. To Jews, Jerusalem was the city of the great prophets, and the capital of the Kingdom of Israel and Judah under King David and his son King Solomon. The first and second temples were the center of worship until the destruction of the city by the Romans in 70 AD. Jerusalem is also the third most holy city of Islam, after the cities of Mecca and Medina. Today the Islamic Mosque of Omar, or the Dome of the Rock, dominates the Temple Mount. It is believed that the prophet Mohammed ascended to Heaven from that site. Christians revere the city as the place where their Savior was crucified. And where He taught in the Temple. Christians believe Jesus will return to establish His Kingdom with Jerusalem as world capital.

Many in the international community are very concerned about the status of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Roman Catholic Pope Francis, in July of 2018, stated: “We look to Jerusalem, a city for all peoples, a unique and sacred city for Christians, Jews and Muslims from all over the world, whose identity and vocation must be preserved beyond the various disputes and tensions, and whose status quo demands to be respected as decided by the international community and repeatedly requested by the Christian communities of the Holy Land. Only a negotiated solution between Israelis and Palestinians, firmly desired and favored by the Community of Nations, can lead to a stable and lasting peace, and ensure the coexistence of two states for two peoples” (“Jerusalem: A City for All,” Vatican News, March 30, 2019).

The “Community of Nations”? You may be shocked to learn that the Bible prophesies that indeed, in the future, Jerusalem will be controlled NOT by Israel, but by other governmental powers. Turn in your Bible to the book of REVELATION or Apocalypse. REVELATION, chapter 11. The Apostle John wrote in REVELATION 11:1, “Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, ‘Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been GIVEN TO THE GENTILES. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for FORTY-TWO MONTHS.’” (Revelation 11:1–2).

As you read through the book of Revelation, you’ll see that this period of three and one-half years precedes the return of Christ. As we’ve pointed out on previous programs, two prophets of God will witness with great power during that same period of three and one-half years. You can read about that in verses 3 through 14 of Revelation 11. God Almighty states in verse 3, “And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Revelation 11:3). For three and one-half years, these two witnesses will contend with the Gentile force which will dominate the Middle East at that time. This will be a time of great tribulation for the whole world, especially for those who are true Christians. Billions will be killed. Many who accept Christ during that time will be persecuted terribly, even martyred. But you can escape that time, if you respond to God’s calling. If you feel that God is calling you NOW to commit your life to Christ and the teachings of the Bible, call the number on your screen, and one of our representatives will be happy to meet with you or talk with you at your convenience. Prophetic Sign number three is: WATCH FOR INTERNATIONAL ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL JERUSALEM.

Our next prophetic sign involves restored sacrifices by the Jews. But first, I’d like to offer you our free booklet, THE MIDDLE EAST IN PROPHECY. What trends and events should you be watching? Let me share with you a few of the sub-heads in the booklet: Who Will Control Jerusalem? … Watch for the Abomination of Desolation … The King of the North Invades the Middle East … The Final Phases of World War III.

This exciting booklet will help you in your study of Bible prophecy, and give you advance information on end-time events. You need this booklet. So, call the number on your screen and request your free copy of The Middle East in Prophecy. You can also order this free booklet by clicking the link in the description.

Prophetic Sign Number 4: Watch For Animal Sacrifices By The Jews In Jerusalem

In this program, we have so far seen three prophetic signs for the Middle East. Prophetic Sign number one: WATCH FOR MILITARY ALLIANCES FORMING EAST OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER. Prophetic Sign number two: WATCH FOR GROWING UNITY AMONG ISRAEL’S TRADITIONAL ENEMIES. Prophetic Sign number three: WATCH FOR INTERNATIONAL ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL JERUSALEM.

Prophetic Sign number four is: WATCH FOR ANIMAL SACRIFICES BY THE JEWS IN JERUSALEM. Remember, the key sign that introduces these prophetic milestones is the Abomination of Desolation. What is this abomination? Jesus told us to be alert to this key prophetic sign, which will take place in the Middle East. He said in MATTHEW 24:15,

“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” (Matthew 24:15–16).

Turn in your Bible to DANIEL the 11th chapter. Historically, the Greek ruler Antiochus Epiphanes issued a decree in 167 BC that prohibited further sacrifices in the Jerusalem Temple. DANIEL 11:31,

“And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall TAKE AWAY the daily sacrifices, and place there the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION.”

In addition to stopping the daily sacrifices, Antiochus erected a statue of Jupiter Olympus in the temple and directed everyone to worship it. This abomination, also referred to in chapter 8 of Daniel, is a type of a similar END-TIME event. Notice also, that the END-TIME sacrifices are cut off 1,290 days before the return of Christ. DANIEL 12:11,

“And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.”

Jesus warns us Christians to be alert to an END-TIME abomination of desolation. Just as Antiochus Epiphanes profaned the Temple in 167 BC and cut off the sacrifices, so will a profane authority cut off Jewish sacrifices in the FUTURE. In fact, the Apostle Paul warns of a great false prophet who will stand in the holy place. Let’s read that in 2 THESSALONIANS. In 2 THESSALONIANS 2:3, the Apostle Paul writes,

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3–4).

Yes, a great false prophet will work great miracles and deceive millions of people. He will cultivate worship toward himself and claim he’s divine. Revelation 13:13–14 shows that this great false prophet will even call down fire from heaven, and will deceive millions of people around the world! Again, my friends, don’t YOU be deceived by these signs and wonders! As it tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21,

“Test all things; hold fast what is good.”

As we’ve seen, this end-time false prophet will cause the sacrifices to cease! Let’s realize that the Jews have not offered animal sacrifices since 70 AD when the Romans destroyed the Second Temple in Jerusalem. In order for the end-time sacrifices to be STOPPED eventually, they need to BEGIN! Listen, when animal sacrifices begin once again in Jerusalem, YOU WILL KNOW that the prophecies Jesus spoke about are heading for a grand-smash climax!

Some believe that the Temple must first be rebuilt in order to conduct animal sacrifices. Many Jews believe that only the Messiah will be able to rebuild the Temple. However, some Jewish groups are hoping to see today's Jewish people take the initiative themselves. They believe that there can be no peace in the Middle East until the Temple is rebuilt. Rabbi Chaim Richman, international director of the Temple Institute, has said,

“It’s time to vote with our feet and send a clear message to the world that we truly believe that the Temple Mount is ours and we truly hope and pray for a time of unparalleled world peace and harmony with the rebuilding of the Third Temple” (“Temple Institute Encourages Jews To Hope for Third Temple In New Video,” Jerusalem Post,August 7, 2019).

Yes, my friends, we need to understand one important point. An altar is needed for sacrifices, not necessarily a full temple building. Just read the third chapter of Ezra. The returning exiles from Babylon had only a holy place, not a temple. Ezra refers to the location of the holy place, as the HOUSE OF GOD, when the temple had NOT YET been built. EZRA 3:8,

“Now in the second month of the second year of their coming to the HOUSE OF GOD at Jerusalem….”

This was around 536 BC. But there was no building as yet. The returning Jewish exiles referred to the Holy Place as “the House of God,” even though no temple existed. The holiest place under the control of the Jewish religious authorities today, is the Western Wall, or the Wailing Wall. It is the western retaining wall to the Temple Mount. Jews are not allowed to publicly worship on the Temple Mount, only Muslims. So, it remains to be seen where and when the Jews will begin sacrificing. It will probably take an unprecedented national crisis to precipitate that event. Prophetic Sign number four is: WATCH FOR ANIMAL SACRIFICES BY THE JEWS IN JERUSALEM.

Our fifth prophetic sign comes from the prophet Daniel, who foretold that a King of the South will push against a king of the north shortly before Jesus Christ returns. We’ll talk about that in the final portion of our program. But first, I’d like to offer you our free booklet, The Middle East in Prophecy. Let me share with you a few of the sub-heads in the booklet: Who Will Control Jerusalem … Watch for the Abomination of Desolation … The King of the North Invades the Middle East … The Final Phases of World War III. You need this booklet. So, call the number right now and request your free copy of The Middle East in Prophecy. You can also order this free booklet by clicking the link in the description. Also, be sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss another Tomorrow’s World video.

Prophetic Sign Number 5: Watch For A European Superpower Turning Against Israel

We have so far examined four prophetic signs for the Middle East. Prophetic Sign number one was: WATCH FOR MILITARY ALLIANCES FORMING EAST OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER. Prophetic Sign number two: WATCH FOR GROWING UNITY AMONG ISRAEL’S TRADITIONAL ENEMIES. Prophetic Sign number three: WATCH FOR INTERNATIONAL ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL JERUSALEM. Prophetic Sign number four was: Watch for animal sacrifices by the Jews in Jerusalem. Prophetic Sign number five is: WATCH FOR A EUROPEAN SUPERPOWER TURNING AGAINST ISRAEL.

The European Union is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. It is developing as a political, economic, and military entity, just like the King of the North prophesied in your Bible. Will it become that prophesied superpower? Already an economic peer of the United States, the EU is beginning to assert itself as a military force independent of the U.S, The administration of American President Donald Trump has expressed the hope that the EU will take on more of its own military spending that since World War II has been subsidized heavily by the U.S. Reuters news agency reported the comments of Richard Grenell, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, who said, quote,

“It is offensive to assume that the U.S. taxpayers continue to pay for more than 50,000 Americans in Germany but the Germans get to spend their [budget] surplus on domestic programs” (“Germany must up defense spending, relying on U.S. ‘offensive’ - U.S. envoy,” August 9, 2019).

My friends, we need to watch the military resurgence of Germany, along with the other prophetic signs. As we near the Great Tribulation, your Bible instructs us to watch key developments surrounding Jerusalem. LUKE 21:19:

“By your patience possess your souls. But when you see JERUSALEM SURROUNDED BY ARMIES, then know that its desolation is near.” (Luke 21:19–20).

Revelation 11:2 tells us that Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles for forty-two months, about 3 and one-half years. At the end of that time, during the Day of the Lord, the armies of Europe and Asia will combine to bring about the great climax of World War III, referred to as “Armageddon.”

Yes, we need to watch for developments leading to an invasion of the Middle East from the powerful military King of the North. You can read that prophecy in Daniel 11:40–41. There are many more signs than we have had time to cover on this program. Our free booklet The Middle East in Prophecy will give you more details on this subject. My friends, we are in the prophetic time period known as the end-time. We need to be spiritually awake and watchful. We need to be prepared for the Second Coming. Christ will be King over all the earth, ruling from the new world capital, Jerusalem. Notice that in ZECHARIAH 14:8:

“And in that day it shall be that living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea; in both summer and winter it shall occur. And the LORD shall be King over all the earth.” (Zechariah 14:8–9).

Thank God, His Kingdom is coming soon. May we all pray with our hearts, YOUR KINGDOM COME.

Be sure to request our exciting free booklet, The Middle East in Prophecy. Just call the number on your screen. You can also request this booklet on our Web site at TomorrowsWorld.org. We invite you to join us every week on Tomorrow’s World. In this world of growing chaos and confusion, you need the solid guidance that comes from your Bible. Gerald Weston, Wallace Smith, and I, along with guest presenter Rod McNair, will continue to share with you the teachings of Jesus Christ, the good news of the coming Kingdom of God, and the exciting end-time prophecies and their meaning. So, be sure to join us again next week, right here, at this same time!



Does God Exist? How Can You Know?


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In a secular world full of skeptics, is God relevant anymore? Is He an obsolete idea, or a living Creator with whom you can have a real relationship? The good news is that God is not just real—He is alive, and He is waiting for you to make contact with Him!

What Happens When You Die?

What will happen to you when you die? There are many ideas, religious teachings, and even superstitions, but are any of them true? The Bible the awesome good news regarding life after death. You need to know what happens when you die!

[The text below represents an edited transcript of this Tomorrow’s World program.]

Answers—And Hope—Found in the Bible

What will happen to you when you die? There are many ideas, religious teachings, and even superstitions, but are any of them true? Will you go to heaven and float around on clouds? Will you go to a purgatory where you will be purified for many years? Will you be transformed into some other creature or animal? Or will you be tormented in the flames of hell forever?

Can you really know the future, and what lies beyond the grave? Your Bible reveals the encouraging news of life after death. Many have misinterpreted the Bible and embraced erroneous traditions as their belief. Yes, eventually there is life after death, but the truth is quite different than what you may have been taught. You need to know the truth. On today’s program, we’ll be offering you a vital free study guide revealing from the Bible the awesome good news regarding life after death. It’s titled WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE? Do you know that your Bible teaches a first and second resurrection from the dead? You need to know what happens when you die!

Stay tuned!

The Fate of All Mankind—And Beyond

We grieve and mourn when a close family member dies, especially if the death is sudden and unexpected. Is there any hope for your loved ones after they die? Yes, there is. On today’s program we’ll share some surprising and encouraging truths from your Bible that will give you hope for the future, and we’ll be offering you an inspiring and eye-opening free study-guide titled, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE? Is there any more important question you need to answer? Be sure to write down the contact information to order our free copy!

We experience the pain of loss when a loved one [one of a loved one when he] dies. Sometimes, because of old age it’s expected. But it’s really shocking when it happens suddenly. A teenager’s life is suddenly cut short in an auto accident the night of High School prom and the dreams of a wonderful future are cut terribly short. Men and women have given their lives in military service for their country and died before age 30. Historic genocides and holocausts have taken millions of men, women, and children in Europe, Africa, and other parts of the world. Is there any hope for their future? Or is all hope lost?

My friends, your Bible reveals amazing hope for billions who have died over the past six thousand years. Let’s look at one prophecy that gives us that elusive hope. Your Bible predicts a massive resurrection to physical life in the future. The prophet Ezekiel was given vision of those who lost hope and died. Turn in your Bible to Ezekiel 37. Here the nation of Israel is viewed as lost souls. This is the famous valley of dry bones. Notice the hopeless attitude of these who died. God says to the prophet Ezekiel in verse 11:

“Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’”

Does God give hope to the hopeless? He states in verse 12,

“Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord’” (Ezekiel 37:11–14).

My friends, your Bible gives hope for the deceased, more than you can imagine. But what happens the moment you die? Do you go to heaven or hell or purgatory? The pollster George Barna once found, as far back as 2003, that Eastern religious concepts were gaining popularity in the United States. At that time, 18 percent of those surveyed told Barna that they believed in some kind of reincarnation. Some believed that the soul may come back as a human being, or maybe as an animal, depending on our own conduct during this life, and that we will only end the cycle of reincarnation when by our own strenuous efforts we achieve perfection.

My friends, let’s understand. Most of the world will face its Day of Salvation in the White Throne Judgment. You need to understand the meaning of the White Throne Judgment. Revelation 20:12,

“And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, [they are resurrected from the dead] and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.”

This awesome judgment period will give billions of spiritually deceived and blinded individuals their first genuine opportunity for salvation. The free booklet we’re offering today explains this glorious phase of God’s master plan for all humanity.

While billions will be judged in the White Throne Judgement period, today’s true Christians are under judgment now. The Apostle Peter states this in 1 Peter 4:17,

“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? Now, ‘If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?’ Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator” (1 Peter 4:17–19).

This life-long process of Christian judgment is just that, a PROCESS, not a final decision. As the Apostle Peter exhorted all of us,

“…but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

The Christian life is one of growing in godly character, learning to live the way of life Christ teaches us. As He stated in Luke 4:4, It is written,

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”

My friends, Christ came that we might learn to live by true biblical values, the Ten Commandments, and their spiritual application. This leads to the abundant life Jesus promised in John 10:10!

We look forward to the awesome reward of the saved that true Christians will receive in the first resurrection when Christ returns. My friends, I hope that most of you will desire to seek THAT promise of life after death. The greatest goal of a Christian is to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, as Jesus stated in Matthew 6:33. Yes, there is life after death, but NOT until you are resurrected. When you die, will you still be conscious? No, you will not. Ecclesiastes 9:5,

“For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing.…”

My friends, when you die, you remain dead until one of the general resurrections. You need to study this in your own Bible. To help you understand your future after death, this comprehensive, plain-language free booklet will give you the understanding, encouragement, hope, and inspiration you need. It’s titled WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE? This booklet gives you the plain truth from your Bible. Consider some the chapters: “Three Resurrections,” “Punishment or Punishing?,” and “Eternal Life: A Gift.” This free booklet will give you hope right from your own Bible for your future and the future of your deceased loved-ones. This is vital information you need. Request your free inspiring booklet, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE?

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The Resurrections Explained

In the first part of our program, we saw that there is hope beyond death, even for those who were blinded to the truth, such as Israel of the first century. The prophet Ezekiel envisioned the time when the valley of dry bones will come to life. God told Ezekiel, Prophesy to these bones, and say to them,

“O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: ‘Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord’” (Ezekiel 37:4–6).

This great resurrection to physical life will take place in the White Throne Judgment revealed in Revelation 20:11–14. Let’s understand. Your Bible reveals three general resurrections from the dead, of thousands, millions, and billions of people. But the first resurrection is described in your Bible primarily in two chapters: 1 Corinthians 15 and 1 Thessalonians 4. Who will be in the first resurrection? Those who are faithful Christians. The Apostle John describes their future:

“And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years....This is the first resurrection.”

That’s in Revelation 20:4–5.

The FIRST RESURRECTION from the dead is to IMMORTAL LIFE. This is the resurrection that takes place when Christ returns. God will give faithful Christians the awesome gift of eternal, immortal life at that time.

Faithful saints and Christians who died are WAITING IN THEIR GRAVES for the First Resurrection. But, what will happen to the billions of humans who have died but never accepted Christianity? Are they burning in hell right now? No! Your Bible teaches that everyone who has died, with the exception of Jesus Christ, is still dead. Those people who never had their minds opened to true Christianity will be in the White Throne Judgment! They will be in the SECOND RESURRECTION.

This is a resurrection to a lifetime of judgment, and it’s a resurrection to physical life. When will the Second Resurrection take place? Revelation 19 describes the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. He will not be alone when He comes back to this earth. REVELATION 20:4,

“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.”

Then we read a parenthetical statement:

“But the rest of the dead [listen to this] did not live again until the thousand years were finished” (Revelation 20:5).

If they did not live again for a thousand years, they remained dead all that time! Who are the “rest of the dead”? People still in their graves who are not in the First Resurrection. And WHEN does this Second Resurrection take place? When the thousand years are finished, as we read in Revelation 20:5.

Now turn to REVELATION 20:11:

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the DEAD, small and great, STANDING before God [This is the SECOND resurrection, a resurrection to physical life, NOT immortal life], and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books” (Revelation 20:11–12).

The Greek word for “books” is “biblia.” The good news is, that the books, or the Bible, will be opened to the understanding of the masses for the first time. The Book of Life is finally opened to those resurrected in the White Throne Judgment, as we see in Revelation 20:12. This will be their FIRST opportunity to properly learn the truth. This is NOT a SECOND chance as some may like to call it. All human beings will be held accountable for their actions and thoughts. But this will be their first time for many to SEE their sins. They’ll have the opportunity to REPENT of their sins, and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.

In the White Throne Judgment, billions of humans will be resurrected to physical life, for the first time. They will have their minds opened to the Bible and the awesome reality of God’s truth. Our free booklet covers this subject in more detail than we have time for on this program. It’s titled WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE? There’s hope for some of your relatives and friends whom you may have thought were lost forever. So, pick up the telephone right now and request your free eye-opening booklet: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE? This free booklet will give the biblical references for your study of the resurrections and the White Throne Judgment, a future time of salvation for billions of people now in their graves. Just ask for the booklet on life after death!

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Final Judgment NOT Happening Right Now

On today’s program, we’ve seen that there is wonderful hope for the dead. The faithful saints are waiting in their graves for the return of Jesus Christ and the first resurrection. The FIRST RESURRECTION from the dead is to IMMORTAL LIFE. The SECOND RESURRECTION is the Resurrection to physical life in the White Throne Judgment.

The White Throne Judgment is the hope of billions of people who have been blinded to the truth of salvation. They never had a genuine opportunity for salvation. We expect that the vast majority will repent and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and His shed blood for the forgiveness of their sins.

God is a God of mercy, but He is also a God of justice. Sadly, some individuals will reject God’s grace and salvation. The incorrigibly evil will REFUSE to repent of their sins and refuse to accept the sacrifice of Christ. But God will not allow human beings to suffer for all eternity in a state of bitterness, hate, and rebellion. He will destroy them in the lake of fire. Notice this sobering statement in REVELATION 21:7,

“He who overcomes shall inherit ALL THINGS, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death” (Revelation 21:7–8).

The THIRD RESURRECTION is to eternal punishment and destruction in the lake of fire. This is the second death as we just read in Revelation 21:8. This is the second death, from which there is no resurrection! God is just. He states in HEBREWS 10:30,

“‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord…. The wicked will be tormented as they stand before the lake of fire. Then all the wicked will be cast into the lake of fire and burned up.”

They will die forever. As it states in ROMANS 6:23,

“For the wages of sin is death [eternal death], but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

God has an awesome plan for all humanity. His plan is sure and wonderful. [SLOW] Everyone, including today’s non-Christians, will have a GENUINE OPPORTUNITY after the millennium in the White Throne Judgment, to respond to the true gospel, to surrender to their Savior, Jesus Christ, and to be a part of God’s family for all eternity. If you feel that God is calling you NOW to commit your life to Christ and the teachings of the Bible, call the number on your screen, and one of our representatives will be happy to meet with you and talk with you at your convenience.

And be sure to request our free eye-opening booklet: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE? This free booklet will give you more information than we’ve had time for on our program. And we’ll give you hope for your deceased loved ones whom some may be dead and lost forever. Yes, my friends, your Bible reveals that there is hope for the dead!

On today’s program, we’ve seen that the very HOPE of a Christian is the promised RESURRECTION from the dead! In ACTS 23, the Apostle Paul was confronted by the Jerusalem Sanhedrin. What did he say? ACTS 23:6,

“Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee; concerning the HOPE and RESURRECTION of the dead I am BEING judged!”

Paul was BEING judged. He did not YET have immortal life! Let’s understand. We do NOT already have immortality! It is a gift from God! Read ROMANS 6:23, For the wages of sin is death; but the GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (KJV) Notice that the scripture does NOT state, “The wages of sin is immortal life in hell-fire.” The wages of sin is NOT immortal LIFE, but DEATH, the absence of life. If you already have an immortal soul, if you already have eternal life, you don’t need it as a GIFT from God. My friends, a soul can DIE! The prophet EZEKIEL tells us in EZEKIEL 18:4,

“The SOUL WHO SINS SHALL DIE.[!]”

The Hebrew word for Soul is “Nephesh,” which means physical or natural life. And the same word “nephesh” also refers to ANIMAL LIFE in Genesis 1:21.

Now, what does the New Testament tell us about souls? Turn in your Bible to MATTHEW 10:28,

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both SOUL and body in hell. (or Gehenna fire)”

Do you believe your Bible? Do you believe what Jesus said? God is ABLE to DESTROY—yes, DESTROY—both soul and body in Gehenna. Now, the Bible does teach that there is a human spirit, the spirit in man mentioned in 1 Corinthians 2:11, for example. But the human spirit is NOT an immortal soul. There are many other scriptures to demonstrate that one does NOT have an immortal soul. As God inspired the prophet Ezekiel to state,

“The SOUL WHO SINS SHALL DIE” (Ezekiel 18:4).

Evangelist Gerald Weston explains the pagan origins of the immortal soul doctrine in his telecast, “Do You Have an Immortal Soul?” Just access this inspiring program on our Website at TomorrowsWorld.org.

Our sin has earned us, you and me, the death penalty. But God sent His Son to pay that penalty for us. But what happens to the incorrigibly wicked? Doesn’t the Bible teach there is a real hellfire for them? Certainly, God WILL judge the evil ones who seal their character to live in rebellion against His loving way of life. As the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:19,

“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”

The punishment for the incorrigibly wicked begins with the Third Resurrection, as we saw earlier. You do not want THAT resurrection! You will want to study our free, exciting booklet, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE? Listen to some of the topics in this booklet: “A Blinded World,” “They Are Not Lost Forever,” “The Truth About ‘Hell,’” “Three ‘Hells’ in the Bible,” “The Reward of the Saved,” “The Marriage of the Lamb,” and “Glory Beyond Compare.”

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What Will Your Resurrection Be Like?

As we’ve seen on today’s program, NO ONE is now suffering in a mythical, ever-burning hellfire. Everyone who has ever lived and died is still dead. They are totally unconscious and feel no passing of time. All who are dead will be resurrected to one of the three resurrections. My friends, as we’ve seen, the first resurrection takes place at Christ’s Second Coming. That hasn’t happened yet! Will you be in that resurrection? If you GENUINELY belong to Jesus Christ at that time, you will be in the FIRST RESURRECTION. It is called a “better resurrection” in Hebrews 11:35. WHY? Because it’s a resurrection to ETERNAL LIFE and IMMORTALITY.

The FIRST RESURRECTION from the dead is a transformation to glory, immortality, and eternal life. It’s the time when the saints, faithful Christians, will inherit the earth, and rule with Christ on this earth for a thousand years as kings and priests, as it tells us in Revelation 5:10. Those who are in the first resurrection will become the Bride of Christ. The parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25 warns us all to be ready for Christ’s return and the marriage of the Lamb. Revelation 19:7 shows that the true Church of God, the wife of Christ indeed has been faithful in her preparation for the coming Kingdom of God. Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.

My friends, will you be in the first resurrection, the better resurrection to eternal life? Your Father in heaven loves you and wants you to be a part of His Family. And He plans for billions of other spiritually blinded human beings to learn His way in the White Throne Judgment. That may include friends or relatives you thought may have been lost. You need to study the wonderful plan God has for all human beings. All deceased human beings who have ever lived are still asleep in their graves as it tells us in 1 Thessalonians 4:12–15. The good news is that no one is suffering as an immortal soul, as we demonstrated earlier in the program. And the good news is that Jesus Christ will return to this earth as King of kings and Lord of lords. The dead in Christ will be resurrected to glory and immortality. May you now take steps to be in that resurrection!

You can read more in our free, inspiring booklet, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE? Your Bible reveals the encouraging truth of your future beyond death. Be sure to order your free copy.

We invite you to join us every week on Tomorrow’s World. In this world of danger and uncertainty, you need the solid guidance that comes from your Bible. Gerald Weston, Wallace Smith, and I, along with guest presenter Rod McNair, will continue to share with you the way of life taught by Jesus Christ, the good news of the coming Kingdom of God on earth, and the exciting end-time prophecies and their meaning. So, be sure to join us again next week, right here, at this same time!


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