by | May 21, 2017

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“I’M SOMEWHAT WEARY OF THIS POST/PRE-TRIB RAPTURE DEBATE,” I thought to myself while leaving the Farmer’s Market in Kennebunkport, Maine, for the display of ambulances and fire engines across the street. But that’s just me. Our blessed hope in the harpazo of the bride before the coming judgement isn’t born out of an immature desire to avoid persecution. My arms are most willing to be stretched for the cause of Christ. He’s even asked me to do so. Whether one dies a martyr’s death or takes one last breath in the warmth of his bed speaks nothing against the imminent return of our Lord. The rapture of the righteous, which will undoubtedly coincide with His unexpected trumpeting call, is a judgement on the Christian, or should I say the sleeping hypocrite—a heaping of hot coals on his garments, if you will, leaving him shamefully naked in the wake of evacuation—for there will be so few taken!

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“BIG WHEELS!” Ira directs my attention to the fire engine.

Big is his word for the day. At the farmers market he let me in on the big vegetables, and in another hour or so, when we visit the Goat Island Lighthouse, he’ll remind me that the beach has big rocks on it as well. By the way, the lighthouse—all three which we’ll get around to visiting on this Saturday—are also big.

I had a bit of a big find myself this week. It flies in the face of the  fictitious claim that the doctrine of Christ’s Imminent Return was not believed, pressed, or even commented upon by our host of early church fathers. Simply not true. They too understood the difference between trial and judgement. Actually, for this occasion, and it’s a big one, let me turn the dial back even further. Our blessed hope in the taking away of the righteous before judgement, mainly the belief thereof, predated even Christianity! This is just a little nugget I recently stumbled upon while reading the book of 2 Esdras—or “the Second Book of Ezra.”

Ezra was so weary of the evil in this world and the seemingly endless trials of his people that, through a series of correspondences between he and the Lord, he begged of God to wrap up history and bring about the final judgement.

Undoubtedly I’ll receive a critical response that will read something like, “But 2 Esdras isn’t canon!” Well no, it’s not—though it used to be in the King James at one time. That aside, here’s what Martin Luther had to say of the Biblical Book series, Apocrypha.

“Apocrypha, that are books which are not considered equal to the Holy Scriptures, but are useful and good to read.” Martin Luther.

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Alright, so it’s not equal in all forms, but it is useful, according to Luther. However one does view 2 Esdras, it is clear by even the toughest of scholarly critics that “the Second Book of the Prophet Ezra,” specifically this portion which I am going to quote, was written before the advent of Christ. What makes a familiarity of the Apocrypha so important is understanding how early church doctrine was molded, even preconceived in some instances, as the Holy Ghost guided the thoughts and fingertips of our eventual canon. Did this well-known book among early Christians not even ring faintly familiar, particularly to the authors of the New Testament as they penned the Bible with the Holy Ghost? To dismiss such a view, the pre-tribulation rapture—that some will be taken and others left behind before the final judgement—cannot be based on a lack of belief in such a view by our spiritual founding mothers and fathers!

“23 Then the trumpet will sound, and sudden terror will grip the heart of everyone when they hear it.
24 Friends will fight like enemies, and the earth and its people will be terrified. Rivers will stop flowing and stand still for three hours.
25 Those who survive all these things that I have predicted will be rescued when I bring to an end this world that I created.
26 They will see those who never died but were taken up alive into heaven. The hearts and minds of people on earth will be changed.” 2 Esdras 6: 23-26

Even Ira agrees with me. This is BIG. Neither Eric nor Ira have ever been in an ambulance before. And of this writing, I still haven’t.

Maranatha from Kennebunkport!


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2023 Conference Announcement

IT’S happening. Zen Garcia was kind enough to ask me to speak at the upcoming 2023 Sacred Word Revealed conference in Atlanta, Georgia. May 26-28. And I’m going. Somewhere on that wall of fine presenters is my mug, but I’m not telling you which one. I like to play hard to get, and so, you will have to try your best and find me. My arrival is predicated upon me speaking exclusively on the Millennial Kingdom + Mud Flood subject, which has been plastered all over TUC over the last few years. I hope to see my readers there! Once Zen and company release the official schedule I plan on scheduling a TUC meetup. So stay tuned.

Miss Rivqah is born!

AND no, she wasn’t born standing up. That would be totally amazing if true. Rivqah is nearly 4 months old now, her birthdate being on July 7, and as you can see, she loves standing with assistance. Sarah and I are in our 40’s, have been married for over 20 years, and never thought we could have any more children. Rivqah decided to surprise us when we least expected it, and here she is, tada! all smiles. Yahuah is truly amazing. Expect plenty more of her in upcoming announcements. I may throw her in when you least suspect it. You can read her birth story here.

Miss Rivqah.

Rebecca L. Gould: A growing family at TUC!

IN my last newsletter I made mention of Rebecca L. Gould without ever giving a photo reveal. Well, here she is. The lovely Rebecca. Rebecca came to TUC during the summer of 2021 after following the breadcrumb trail from Rob Skiba and Nephelim research and soon thereafter began following the Torah. She has been an enormous help to the TUC ministry ever since that time, editing books for publication as well as running the podcast and administrating the TUC community, among other  tasks. ‘The Earth Not a Globe Review: Volume I’ and ‘The Legends of the Jews: Volumes I-IV’ would not have happened without her. 

New Article Archives

A GREAT deal many of my readers have been asking for a single page where my articles can be accessed and I don’t blame them. The sheer volume has become dizzying. Just know that the list provided here is far from complete, though I do say it’s a good start. It’s not that I’m holding anything back. I have been attempting to convert my catalogue of work into pdf files over the last so many months and that is no small easy task. The greater bulk is published all throughout my website. You’ll have to fish for them until I get around to it.

Article Archives on TUC

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