Second Lease on Life: Is There Life After Death?

After my close call with death last month, it strangely gives more perspective and meaning to life. I as a Christian of course believe in Jesus and His Word, so I don’t have a fear of dying per se, as I know where I will be going after I am gone.

Although I needed to be jolted in the Emergency Room, I did not have any so-called out of body experiences. The only thing besides thanking God to allow me to live, and I have become more unrestrained in sharing God’s Word from the pages of the Bible as to what happens after death.

Here are some of the scriptures associated with the subject of the afterlife. Of course the scripture also speaks of the unimaginable terror of going to hell:

Luke 16:22-23 (NASB)
22 “Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.
23 “In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom.

Revelation 14:11 (NASB)
11 “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

John 14:3 (NASB)
3 “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.

2 Corinthians 5:8 (NASB)
8 we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.

Philippians 1:21–23 (NASB)
21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
22 But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose.
23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;

God Bless
Brian Mason

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The Gap Theory : A Response From the Pages of the Bible

There is a notion among Bible believers and skeptics of the Word that the Book of Genesis describes two different creations. Beside the model of a “Six Day Creation”, there are proponents of believers and skeptics that say there was a “different creation”. The difference presented in Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. The model points to the creation taking eons as opposed to literal days. “Answers in Genesis” sums it up this way: “According to the gap theory, there’s a very long gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. The world that existed during this gap was destroyed and God re-created in the six days described in Genesis. This idea fails because it lacks biblical support and puts death before sin when Scripture describes death as the consequence for sin.

The Bible contradicts the idea of the Gap Theory in several scriptures:

Exodus 20:11: 11 “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.”

Exodus 20:11 Plainly represents creation taking 6 days.

2 Peter 3:5-6 5: For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, 6 through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.

2 Peter 3 states that the World is formed from water with no mention of land in the text.

Genesis 1:2 “The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”

Genesis 1:2 is clearly an explanation of the starting moments following the creation of the time-space-mass continuum in Genesis 1:1.

Remember that scripture needs to be taken seriously and it contains the Word of God! Do not exceed what is written!

1 Corinthians 4:6 “6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other.”

God Bless
Brian Mason

* https://answersingenesis.org/genesis/gap-theory/

*https://answersingenesis.org/genesis/gap-theory/

Life is fragile…

I apologize for not writing a blog for some time now. I by God’s providence am here to write another one! Please allow me to describe what happened to me, and to praise the Lord for allowing me to write this blog entry.

As a stubborn male who rarely went to a Doctor, my family was pleading for me to see one as my breathing became very weak over a period of time. So due to the pleading I decided to see an MD at a walk-in clinic. He made me get some blood tests an EKG as well as other lab tests.

The following weekend I was contacted by the Doctor on his day off and he asked how I was feeling? I responded …”mmm okay…”. He then told me that my heart rate is way too high and go to the emergency straight away!

Being at my Mother’s at the time, I asked her to take me to the Emergency ward at the hospital. She dropped me off at the emergency’s front door and I proceeded to enter. I collapsed 20 feet in the doorway! The next thing I know is I am being worked on by a large staff of health practitioners. I woke up the next day in the ICU department. I was told I suffered heart failure, and in fact I needed an electric shock to be revived!

All of the events described happened 5 weeks ago, and I am now back home and able to write more articles, by the Grace of God. By Divine intervention I was saved, there is no doubt in my mind. The Doctors and Nurses said that I should have died (in so many words), and I told them all that “God ain’t done with me yet!”

I can tell you that all that led me to that moment only makes sense as God’s intervention directly. I can get into details but I wanted to keep this short.

Thank you friends for continuing to follow this blog, and believe me that God is real! God is great!

Psalm 41:3 (NASB) The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed;
In his illness, You restore him to health.

God Bless,

Brian Mason

The Marion Dogmas

The Truth is only found in scripture, and if you can’t locate a dogma in the Holy Scriptures then it I not Truth! The Roman Catholic Church is apostate and has what is named the “Marion Dogma’s” and they have no Biblical Basis! Remember the daunting scripture in 1 Corinthians.

1 Corinthians 4:6
6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become [e]arrogant in behalf of one against the other.

You are not to exceed what is written!
I will quote the Roman Catholic Church’s own documents.

1. Mary is the Mother of God.

“Mary is truly “Mother of God” since she is the mother of the eternal Son of God made man, who is God himself,” (CCC 509).

“Called in the Gospels “the mother of Jesus,” Mary is acclaimed by Elizabeth, at the prompting of the Spirit and even before the birth of her son, as “the mother of my Lord.” In fact, the One whom she conceived as man by the Holy Spirit, who truly became her Son according to the flesh, was none other than the Father’s eternal Son, the second person of the Holy Trinity. Hence the Church confesses that Mary is truly “Mother of God” (Theotokos),” (CCC 495).

2. Mary was a virgin for her entire life; Perpetual Virginity.

“Mary “remained a virgin in conceiving her Son, a virgin in giving birth to him, a virgin in carrying him, a virgin in nursing him at her breast, always a virgin” (St. Augustine, Sermon. 186, 1: PL 38, 999): with her whole being she is “the handmaid of the Lord” (Lk 1:38),” (CCC 510).

“The deepening of faith in the virginal motherhood led the Church to confess Mary’s real and perpetual virginity even in the act of giving birth to the Son of God made man. In fact, Christ’s birth “did not diminish his mother’s virginal integrity but sanctified it.” And so the liturgy of the Church celebrates Mary as Aeiparthenos, the “Ever-virgin,” (CCC 499).

3. The Immaculate Conception. That Mary remained without sin or stain and was redeemed at conception.

“Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.” The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians: In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition, you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death,” (CCC 966).

“Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, “full of grace” through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception confesses, as Pope Pius IX proclaimed in 1854: The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin,” (CCC 491).

4. The Bodily Assumption of Mary.

“The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day and his Eucharist is at the heart of the Church’s life. “Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church.” (1167; 2043) “Also to be observed are the day of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Epiphany, the Ascension of Christ, the feast of the Body and Blood of Christi, the feast of Mary the Mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her Assumption, the feast of Saint Joseph, the feast of the Apostles Saints Peter and Paul, and the feast of All Saints,” (CCC 2177).

“Finally, the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.” The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians: In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition, you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death,” (CCC 966).

These dogmas are not to be found in scripture anywhere.
Please pray for the Roman Catholic followers, that the Holy Spirit may come upon them!

God Bless

Brian Mason

Kathy Griffin, Donald Trump

This woman needs our prayers! She looks physically diminished and needing help! As Christians we are to pray for the sick, needing and helpless! We as Christians ALL live in a fallen world! A sinner is a sinner, however a believer can pray for the Holy Spirit to come over the sinner, as we all are! There is enough video and stills out there to see her decision. Are we as Christians willing to show our own sins so openly?

God Bless

Brian Mason

Our Created Solar System – What You Aren’t Being Told

This video in my opinion, is one of the best to prove that God designed the Universe! I would like any atheist to please add their comments to this post.

God Bless
Brian Mason

Prophecy or Prophesy?

I am noticing more and more a misuse of the words “Prophecy” and “Prophesy”. Most of these misuse’s are coming from false teachers and a lack of proofreading articles, as both words escape the spellcheck. Here are the definitions:

“Prophecy”, is a noun, pronounced “Pro-phe-see”. A Prophecy is a prediction that a prophet makes when he prophesies.

“Prophesy”, is a verb, pronounced “Pro-phe-sy”. To Prophesy is to speak forth a Prophecy.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Our Children And Future Is Being Attacked!

I remember as a first grader listening to my teacher telling me we “evolved” from monkies. This kind of stuff/garbage stays with these babes in their formative years! It just shows that Christ is coming back soon! Please, Jesus, protect our Children!

The link I have provided was from New York, however, this lunacy is also happening in Toronto Canada and possibly other countries.

Please pray for the Children and the Trans-people!

God Bless

Brian Mason

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/16/new-york-city-public-library-brings-outrageously-glam-drag-queens-read-kids/

“Iglesia ni Cristo” Exposing a Philippine Cult!

Here is the entire debate on the topic “Who Is God?”, between Dr James White and Bro. Joe Ventilacion of the Cult Iglesia Ni Cristo. You will see the aggressive nature of Bro. Joe, and the holes in his defense. Please click on the link below.

God Bless
Brian Mason

He is Risen!

“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.”

― Charles W. Colson

Amen! Happy Easter!

God Bless
Brian Mason