Bible Q&A Summary:
- Is Cryptocurrency A Part Of The Beast System?
- Why Are Christians Upset With The Condition Of The World?
- Christians Who Did Not Know Truth, What Side Of The Gulf In Heaven Are They On?
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Is Cryptocurrency A Part Of The Beast System?
Name: Estella A.
Question: Hi Brandon thank The Heavenly Father and you for helping us to understand the times that we’re living in I have a question about crypto and Bitcoin and electronic money is that connected to the Beast Financial system. Thank you and God bless!
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Estella and God Bless right back!
Your question is pretty timely. I was discussing this subject with someone yesterday actually.
Let me say, cryptocurrencies of all shapes and sizes are not evil, nor are they a part of the Beast System. Think about it, what is that plastic thing in your wallet with a chip on it no less? Well, it is a form of digital payment. Not so much has changed concept wise. That money in your bank account is also digital. You are hearing so much about cryptocurrency due to its backbone called, BlockChain. The BlockChain website explains,
“We are on a mission to build a more open, accessible, and fair financial future, one piece of software at a time. Our technology is revolutionizing the financial services industry by empowering millions across the globe to authenticate and transact immediately and without costly intermediaries.”
Make no mistake about it, the children of Satan are not being cut out of the loop.
Back to the Beast System.
First, the Beast System is not completely in place, though I believe technology is making a way for it to come to fruition.
On one level, all of the little things that transpire in our world are connected to Satan’s future Beast Government. One example is the national ID card we hear about. Then we have retina scans to cross the Mexico border, etc.
Those things are not evil in of themselves is what I want you to understand. You are not sinning by obtaining a national ID card or buying Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency.
However, I think we can see that when all of these things are combined together they will certainly help Satan and fulfill prophecy. Now before we go too far, I want you to remember back in the 70s I think it was… Many Christians thought the new computer system at that time was the Mark of the Beast. As it turns out, it was just a computer, surprise, surprise!
When I talk about World Events and the Bible I want the reader to think outside of the box. I want the reader to apply common sense, not only to world events, but the Bible as well. For far too long I have seen Christians call this or that some evil sign of Satan, when in reality it is technology progressing.
A part of that progression will lead to elements that Satan will use, there is no doubt about that at all. But that does not mean we disband society as we know it out of some fear.
Remember, things are heating up, but we have not hit prime time just yet. When you see the Ten Clay Kings rise up and solidify the sixth kingdom, then you will know the Beast System is in place and ready to roll for the lowly god of this world, Satan.
Why Are Christians Upset With The Condition Of The World?
Name: Rebecca L.
Question: I am wondering why everyone who says they read the Bible frequently get upset when they see the condition of this sad world. Doesn’t it say that if we knew what heaven was like that we would be excited about all of the evil things going on in this world because it means that the “end of this system” is soon and then we will be treated to a thousand years WITHOUT the influence of Satan and his Demons.
Personally, I look forward to that time, is it that the Preachers do not remind their congregations that this is what is happening? Why is it we do not celebrate death? Instead many people that claim to be Christians fear death, could you please help me understand. Am I seeing things backwards or is it that this world is backwards?
I do look forward to your reply, and thank you so much for your time.
Why is it people do not teach their children that guns do not kill people, people kill people? Just wondering.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Rebecca.
I see a few different “camps” within Christianity. Some Christians become really depressed when they see what is transpiring in our world. Then you have another group who become really anxious and excited to see the corruption and wickedness in the world.
Those who easily become upset do need to understand that “these things must be, but the end is not yet,” (Matthew 24:6). Christ told us, we would see many horrible events during the Last Days and we should remember that. It certainly can be heartbreaking to see some of this coming to pass, but there is nothing we can do to stop the major events from unfolding in our world. Instead, I would encourage those people to do what they can to make the world a better place. Help out in your communities etc, help to the level you are able.
There is another camp that becomes far too anxious to see death and destruction. I guarantee you the people experiencing the death and destruction are not happy about it. They are not happy they lost a family member in a bombing, or a rape or murder in the family. So let us have some sympathy and compassion for those people, (Luke 6:36, 1 Peter 3:8).
Turn your Bible with me to,
6 “Be careful fornothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
“Careful” means, “anxious“. We are not supposed to be “anxious” for anything and that even goes for the final events of the Last Days. In my mind, there is a great difference between being excited about something and then being so wrapped up in something it completely consumes you.
Satan loves death and destruction, death is even one of his names, (Hebrews 2:14). As a Christian, we do not like death. Rather, we abhor it.
Christ did tell us when we begin to see the final events of these Last Days unfold “look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh,” (Luke 21:28).
You are right about the Millennium. Revelation 20:1-4 documents Satan will be bound during the Millennium and have no influence over the people. Further, those who adhered to and followed God’s Word throughout history and during the End Times will be rewarded and reign with Christ during that 1,000 year period of time.
I think a lot of Christians lose sight of that when they think about “Judgment Day“. Judgement Day is a good thing if you stand with God, it is reward day.
To clear up any confusion, the Millennium does not mark “Judgement Day,” that is reserved for the end of the Millennium when Satan and all of those who followed him are thrown into the Lake of Fire which simply means they will instantly be destroyed. However, we can clearly see in Revelation 20:1-4 the Saints will receive their reward and this is known as the “first resurrection… Blessed and holy is he that hath part: on such the second death hath no power,” (Revelation 20:5-6).
Return of Christ
We should certainly look forward to the Return of Jesus Christ, it is exciting to think about. However, we should not become so anxious for that day that it clouds our perception of the world. We should not seek and lust after death and destruction, that is of Satan, not of God.
We should not rejoice or smile when we see Christianity torn from our nation and perversion put in its place. We certainly should show some Christian emotion over that and do our best to hold God’s Banner high. If we let it fall without even trying to do our part, I think our Father will have something to say about that.
Teachers And The Events Of Our World
As for your second paragraph, I touched a little on this in a WEB Note and comment the other day. I explained on some level the teachers of our time need to educate the flock concerning what is transpiring in our world. I do feel that is very important.
Especially those in the United States, we are losing our rights on a consistent level and there is not much outcry about that and certainly not from the House of God.
Look, Pasters and Teachers should teach the Bible, but when they begin to see the walls closing in around them, it might be wise to bring up the subject once in a while. The 501c3 organizations are going to have a tough time doing that and on the other hand, some Pastors are probably afraid someone will become offended.
God’s Word offends regardless, and Christ told us,
“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you,
Nay; but rather division.” – Luke 12:51
Christ knew His Word and how it is applied to our world would naturally cause division, but He carried on. He even beat the money changers when they sold doves in the temple.
The Bible should always be first and foremost, but can one stay silent when Christianity is being removed from our nation and homosexuality is paraded above it? If we stay silent for too long we will find ourselves with Houses of Worship that cannot teach certain aspects of the Bible. It is like the old analogy of the frog in the pot. You heat it up little by little and he will never realize he is being cooked.
Christians Who Did Not Know Truth, What Side Of The Gulf In Heaven Are They On?
Question: Hi, it’s been awhile since I asked you a question.
You know that I’m in a church that does not fully teach God’s Word & believes in rapture theory. I’ve been attending and serving here for almost 20 years now.
Our church is celebrating 40 years and so many activities and programs going on, plus expanding and renovating the building. But because of my position I have many part doing these mainstream practices. It saddens me, for me, it’s really a waste of time considering that I know so well that ‘a great storm’ when the 6th trumpet sound is so near. Some of my brethren and co-workers…
My question is some of my church coworkers died without knowing the Truth and they’re already with our Father. They really loved God and bear the pain of sickness because of it.
Are they in the side of Abraham or in the side of the rich man?
Or could it be that they are in the side of Abraham but when the time of teaching in Millennium Lord’s day, they will be going to be teach by the Saints?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Good to hear from you Aurora and thank you for the question.
As always, continue to reach out to our Father in prayer for direction. We will continue to say a prayer for you as well.
God knows your heart Aurora, He knows you are in a difficult position, (Acts 15:8). He also knows you are helping people believe in His Son and that brings the opportunity for Eternal Life to those who probably would not have had that opportunity. Do not lose sight of that.
As for your question, let me first say, your fellow church members did know the Truth.
The Truth is Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and “whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” (John 3:16).
Now the in-depth Truth of the Bible is something different altogether. I know that is what you are referring too, but I want to be clear for everyone. Our fellow Christians though they have different beliefs are still our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. No one should look down on them, rather lift them up and try and bring them to the level you are at.
Remember, there was a time when each one of us did not have that in-depth Truth that we have today and you know what? We are still learning each and every day!
I am certainly not the Judge, but I believe your church members who have passed away are in Heaven, on the right side of the Gulf there with Abraham, and they will be taught by the Saints during the Millennium.
I want you to recall Jesus Christ hanging on the Cross and His final moments in the flesh. I want you to recall who also died with Him…
“One of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?”
One of the “malefactors“, (Strong’s word: G2557) meaning “criminals” could clearly recognize that Jesus Christ was truly the Son of God. He went on to say, “We indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.”
With one of his final breaths, this ‘criminal‘ turned to Christ and said, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.”
“And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise,” (Luke 23:39-43).
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