THE END OF THE WORLD
ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
THE DREAM OF A GREAT KING
After the Israelites entered the promised land of Canaan, they lived through the three most prosperous dynasties in the history of Israel. Due to the idolatry that King Solomon brought into Israel, God divided Israel into two kingdoms in 930 BCE, after his death. The northern kingdom, which consisted of ten tribes, was named Israel. The southern kingdom, which included the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, was named Judah. After being divided into two kingdoms, the Israelites continued to sin against God. In 722 BCE, the kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrian Empire, and in 587 BCE, the kingdom of Judah was destroyed by the Babylonian Empire, which was also called the Empire of Chaldea. Both the people of Chaldea and Israel were the descendants of Shem, the youngest son of Noah.
In 606 BCE, prior to destroying the kingdom of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar II of the Babylonian Empire invaded Jerusalem to punish King Jehoiakim of Judah for being in an alliance with the Egyptian Empire against the Babylonian Empire. The Bible wrote about the war as follows: Continue reading
THE END OF THE WORLD
ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
WHAT DOES THE END OF THE WORLD MEAN?
Throughout history, the idea of an end to the world preoccupied the minds of mankind. However, never has an apocalyptic event been mentioned as often as in the period from the year 2000 to the present, especially with the “2012 phenomenon” fever that led to the creation of the movie 2012.
As of July 23, 2017, if we search the Internet for the term “the end of the world,” we will receive about 415,000,000 results. If we wanted to read all of those results, dedicating one minute per result without rest, we would need about 790 years. Yet, even with such a great volume of information handy like that, too few people really understand the true meaning of the term “the end of the world.” The main problem is that there is simply too much information out there that conflicts with the prophecies of the Bible, causing confusion about the end of the world. Continue reading
THE END OF THE WORLD
ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you for choosing to read this book. We greet you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ because this book was written in His name to help its readers to know Him, His salvation, His teachings, and the coming of His Kingdom.
We pray that this book, “The End of the World According to the Bible,” together with our other book, “Commentary on the Book of Revelation Verse by Verse,” will be a great blessing to you.
Some of the readers of these books will be Christians, who sincerely believe in the salvation of God, which was freely given to all people through the Lord Jesus Christ. The rest of the readers will be non-Christians, who do not believe in the salvation of God, but may want to know about salvation and the true doctrines of the Bible. Continue reading
Most denominations in Christianity follow the Catholic way of determining the dates to commemorate the crucifixion and the resurrection of the Lord, which they name “Good Friday” and “Easter Sunday”, respectively. Also, the Pentecost was set on the eighth Sunday after Easter Sunday. However, the modern day traditions and the timing of these three ceremonies are Biblically unfounded. Sadly, most of the people of God follow the traditions of Christianity without examining whether the tradition is true to the Bible. The Word of God teaches that whatever the people of God do, they must do it for the glory of God and in the name of Jesus:
“Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” (I Corinthians 10:31).
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by Him.” (Colossians 3:17).
If the people of God celebrate the resurrection of Christ and Pentecost according to the unbiblical traditions of Christianity, how can those celebrations be done for the glory of God and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ? To make it even worse, they call the resurrection of the Lord by the name of a pagan god, Easter! Let’s briefly cover how Christianity incorrectly determined these dates.
In 325, through the First Council of Nicaea, the Catholic Church decreed that the remembrance of the Lord’s Resurrection would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox . The vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is also known as the March or spring equinox. It marks the moment when the Sun crosses the celestial equator, the imaginary line above the Earth’s equator, from south to north. This happens on March 19th, 20th, or 21st every year. The Catholic Church also decreed that the remembrance of the Lord Jesus Christ’s crucifixion would be commemorated on the Friday before that Sunday. Continue reading
The end of the world is an event that will take place for seven years. During this time, God will end the sinful era of humanity and usher in a new era ruled by the Lord Jesus Christ, as prophesied in the Book of Revelation.
Brothers and sisters in Christ,
Last week, while I was searching for scriptures for the sermon “Dates of the Lord’s Resurrection and the Pentecost”, Hosea 6:2 appeared in the list of my search results. I read it and ignored it because the verse did not relate to the sermon. Yet, that verse stayed in my mind with the thought that it was related to the end of the world. This week, I studied Hosea 6:1-2 and prayed so that God would help me prepare a sermon to share what I learned with the Church.
In our world today, there are many people who believe in *God’s salvation but still live in sin. These people have a passion for sins such as arrogance, fornication, and the love of money. They do not believe that the Lord can come at any time. Those who are awake and look forward to the coming of the Lord can see that the end is very near. The present, sinful state of the world is no different from Noah’s time, before the Great Flood. In fact, people have found new ways to sin, and the world is becoming more unholy. For instance, the movement to legalize same-sex marriage around the world is the last drop to overflow the cup of *God’s wrath.
Therefore, whatever I present in this sermon is crucial. I ask you, by any means, to please share this sermon with as many people as you can, especially with your relatives. Sharing this sermon may help bring many people towards salvation, even after you are raptured out of this world. As for you, please be diligent and pray so that you do not fall into any temptations and are ready for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
GOD, THE GOD
The Bible is God’s Word and is the only true and reliable source that teaches us about God. Analyzing the Bible’s original usage of the word “God” can tell us a lot more about Him than the current English usages. The word “God” has a Biblical meaning: the only eternal and self-existing Being Who created and preserved all things. According to the Bible, the one God exists in three persons as the God, the Word, and the Spirit. When He interacts with human beings, He is called God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Originally, the majority of the Bible was written in Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament), and a small portion of the Old Testament was written in Aramaic (Ezra 4:8-6:18; 7:12-26; Daniel 2:4b-7:28). In all three languages, the use of the definite article served to distinguish the many forms of God. The usage of “God” and “the God” in the Bible’s original languages is very clear. However, that distinctive usage was lost when the Bible was translated into other languages, especially English.
Below is a list of the nouns for God in the Biblical languages in order of their appearance in the Bible. Each word is paired with its English translation with its corresponding Strong’s numbers.
Misunderstanding is not being able to correctly understand something. We may misunderstand something because someone’s behavior, words, or actions are unclear, or we fail to pay attention to those things, or because we have prejudice.
Mistakes are violations of recognized rules, regulations, or general principles that are not contrary to the commandments of God.
Sin is a violation of the commandments of God or the laws of the country that do not contradict the law of God.
As God’s people, let us remember the following:
Since before the beginning of creation, *God (see note  for the use of “*God”) foreknew that man, who He was going to create, would rebel against Him. Yet, He created man anyway because the almightiness and full goodness of God must be expressed through the act of creating. Once the creation was complete, there must exist a most noble creature appointed to take charge of all the rest of the creatures. In order to rule, the noblest creature must be like God. In order to be like God, the creature must have free will. This highest noble creature is man, who was created in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:26). God gave man absolute free will; not even God Himself would force man to change his decisions.
*God foreknew that man would sin and perish, but He also foreknew that if man was given a chance, there would be many people who would choose to repent and obey Him. Therefore, *God already had a plan for the punishment of sin and man’s salvation from sin. Salvation is the Gospel and one of the age-old mysteries of *God, which was hidden for generations, but finally made manifest to His saints by the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:26). Although the Gospel is preached to all of the people, the mystery of the Gospel is only revealed to those who sincerely accepted the Gospel, the saints of *God. Continue reading
.On August 5, 2011, the Juno spacecraft was launched by NASA to explore Jupiter. Juno is capable of reaching speeds up to 165,000 mph , . After a journey of almost five years, covering almost 1.8 billion miles in space, Juno entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, 2016. (To watch real time video on the mission, you can download a free app from NASA .)
Juno is the fastest man-made object at this time compared to the man-made vehicles we normally travel in that have an average speed not over 65 mph. In fact, if you think about it, we are actually on a huge, fully equipped spaceship created by God called Earth, which moves at an average speed of 515.000 mph. In other words, within just one tick of a clock, we are traveling 143 miles per second. With that speed, we only need less than five seconds to go from Hanoi to Saigon, a distance of about 707 miles.
Each one of us, since the day we were formed in our mothers’ wombs, are in cosmic journeys with high speeds and long routes, of which we have no choice. Continue reading
We, Timothy Christian Huynh (1954) and Priscilla Christian Huynh (1959), are Vietnam-born Chinese who now are U.S. citizens and live in Texas, USA. We do not identify with the Christian denominations in the world, but rather belong to the Church of God and Jesus Christ per biblical description. We believe that we are saved through our faith in God’s grace and do not solely rely on our ability to follow the commandments for our salvation. Therefore, we truly repent of our sins, completely believe in the atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ, and wholeheartedly obey the commandments of God. Together, we live a new life in Christ and worship God. Our goal is to help others know about Him as well as to sin no more by keeping God’s commandments. Continue reading
1. There is only one true God who is eternally self-existent, infinitely perfect, and almighty. God’s name is I AM, meaning: “I AM, I WAS, I WILL BE” (Exodus 3:14) and He is the Creator of everything. We believe in the Doctrine of the Trinity – that God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit are each equally and eternally the one true God. Each is necessary, each is distinct, and yet, all are one. The three Persons appear in a logical and causal order. The Father is the unseen, omnipresent Source of all being who is revealed in and by the Son and experienced in and by the Holy Spirit. With reference to God’s creation, the Father is the Thought behind it, the Son is the Word calling it forth, and the Spirit is the Deed making it a reality. Continue reading