FAQs re brainout's LordPages

This webpage is a product of questions people ask me, and will be developed slowly. The questions aren't in any particular order at present. I'll reorganize them later. Suggest you read either the Summary below, or the longer SurpConc.htm to get an overview of 'my' theses; that is, if God even wants you to read what's written here. (God can and did use a donkey to communicate, so maybe he'll use this 'donkey', too.)

Click here for the Summary, how these webpages 'differ' from other stuff on the web;
click here to skim specific doctrinal topics/categories.

Here are the FAQs. Click on a question, to go to its answer.
1. Why are you writing these webpages? Can I quote you?
2. What Christian denomination are you?
2a. Can I have a 'doctrinal statement' from you to save me reading time?
3. Why the Bible?
4. Why are you so critical of Christianity?
5. Why so much emphasis on the Angelic Conflict, on Satan's strategy and tactics?
6. Why so much emphasis on God designing time in 490-year increments? Is that like Bible Codes?
6a. Okay, then how did YOU come up with the BC/AD dates in GeneYrs.xls? Based on what Bible verses? And how did you come up with the 490+70+490?
6b. So do you believe in the Books of Enoch, Jubilees? In the Talmud? For the 490+70+490=1000+50 is also very similar to what the Talmud has long said about the timing of Messiah.
6c. Okay, so then why did YOU get this 'information' about how God Orchestrates Time? Why not a pastor or respectable Bible scholar? Why not the Jews? For basically your information makes them out to be all wrong. What makes you so special?
7. Why are you anti-Muslim?
8. You spend a lot of time lambasting Bible Translations. Isn't that unfair? What right do you have to say it's mistranslated?
9. What Bible translation do you recommend?
10. Why should I read what you write, when I can read what someone respectable says, especially since they disagree with you?
11. You use a lot of Greek terms which are famous in Gnosticism. Are you Gnostic? (lol)
12. Why don't you use your real name? Who are you? Isn't it disrespectful to be anonymous?
13. The Bible is a corrupted book of myths. How can you believe in it?
14. What do you mean by Scripture verses having "multistoried meanings"? Are you an allegoricist?
15. Oh, you're just parroting your pastor or imposing your presuppositions on Bible like everyone else.
16. Oh, there's a lot of new and unproven theology in your webpages. You should stick with what's proven.
17. Oh, what you write here will revolutionize Christianity!
18. Oh, I hear your pastor is a false teacher!
19. Why don't you quote your sources?
20. What are your credentials?


Summary, how these webpages are 'Different'

All webpages and associated videos focus on ACCOUNTING for any doctrine. This is my internal purpose. This is NOT a ministry. I am NOT selling anything, and I don't even agree with myself, much less expect anyone to agree with 'me'. This is not about what I think, or what someone else thinks, because the only thing that matters, is BIBLE. Not, human opinion, sentiment, etc. Can't prove a thing true or false, until you can ACCOUNT for it.

Look: we all read Bible and make claims of it. So: if a claimed doctrine is valid, it can be accounted sans contradiction, and balance. So: I really don't care which doctrine is true, whether that doctrine comes from someone I know, someone I like or dislike, or even if it's my own sense of a passage -- so long as I can prove it in Bible.

So 'my' material is not an apologetic. It's an AUDIT. As a result, many of the doctrines Christendom holds near and dear, don't stand up under audit, and many previously unknown 'doctrines', are shown.

Thus auditing is vital and must be pan-Bible, before you can provably 'balance' meaning. You read just a verse usually in translation, and of course some idea of its meaning, strikes you. But if it's mistranslated, the meaning you THINK you see, is not there. Even if properly translated, you still might take it out of context. Even if in context, what about the fit of that context with all OTHER contexts, before you can safely say the interpretation is valid? It's like balancing a portfolio of assets. Painstaking work, but if you don't do it ALL, then you get -- fuzzball theology. Or worse, LIES masquerading as truth. With fatal results.

Here's a Bible auditing example. In Aramaic, "Gehenna" was the name for a noxious trash dump which all Jerusalem used. The word is Aramaic, not Greek, but is transliterated IN Greek, in the New Testament. If you are a bad scholar, you'll just ASSume that the name only means the trash dump, and ignore the metaphor it represents pan-Bible: that metaphor is a literal, everlasting hell which is also known as "the Lake of Fire", moniker for the new universe all unbelievers go into, when eternity future begins. So: if you don't audit the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to get all the context surrounding the use of "Gehenna" in the Gospels, you'll misread it and misinterpret an extremely important doctrine. With fatal results (i.e., believing there is no such thing as hell). God executes believers for misrepresenting His Word, 1John 5:16, Acts 5. You get time to correct it, since of course we are all wrong on something. But you had better keep auditing, or you will find yourself in deep doo-doo. And then, embarrassed at the Bema, though forever saved and mighty glad to be there.

Longer example. In Luke 2:1-2, reference is made to "Quirinius". If you are a bad scholar, you'll restrict your research to what 'proves' your point, just as a bad lawyer will do in a courtroom. So you'll IGNORE the Bible and isagogical facts that:

Hence webpage (and video) content differs from the internet norm, mostly in the following categories:

  • GOSPEL: few Christians state the Gospel correctly. The correct Gospel is Believe Christ Paid For Your Sins And You Are Forever Saved. NO OTHER VERBS. Don't 'add' verbs like be baptised, say you believe aloud, repent of sins, invite Christ into your heart or life, 'accept' Christ or 'make Christ Lord'. Those other verbs are all lies, and you can prove that from Bible: if you add anything to "believe" you are NOT saved, because the added verbs mean belief is NOT enough, for YOU must 'add' something to be saved. Total blasphemy. My pastor harangued on this fact for over 50 years, every Sunday (we had Bible classes every day, but lukewarm Christians only go on Sunday). To see why, investigate the blue boxes and videos on the Home Page; there you'll see this Gospel fully explained, including the tough questions.

  • INFINITY-FINITY DICHOTOMY: the problem isn't sin, but our being finite. Sin complicates that problem. Yet no one else in Christendom seems to recognize that the first issue is for INFINITE THINKING to get into our FINITE heads, which is why CHRIST is decreed to be created. All else comes from that. All my webpages focus on this theme, but especially the "God Elects Sons" video on the Home Page, and then the entire Thinking Series, starting with Part I.

  • ANGELIC CONFLICT: the angels were the first "sons" God created, and they had the same problem we do: how to bridge the Infinity-finity gap in their own thinking. They are much higher than we are now, but the problem was the same. 1/3 of them rebelled against the hardship this gap creates, hence man was created to demonstrate that the rebellion, is wrong. The Thinking Series covers this Conflict in detail, and spans the entire Bible, starting with where we are now, then going back in time to eternity past, and moving chronologically forward to eternity future. A quick way to see this in a novel format, is in Chapters 1-3 of PDR.doc, for the original Thinking Series spans over 1200 printed pages and will take you months to read and vet. A brief video outlining the main issue of "sons" is here.

  • CREATIONISM: Genesis 1:2ff is about the RESTORATION of the earth, not its initial creation, owing to that Angelic Conflict. So if you mistake Genesis 1:2 and following as the initial creation of the earth, you'll not only blaspheme God who says He did NOT create it that way (Gen 1:2, Isaiah 45:7-19), but you'll not understand the context of your TRUE Witness, before God and angels in the Unseen Trial (theme of Book of Hebrews, esp. Hebrews Chaps 1-2, 11). I did many videos on how you can prove, live in Bible's Hebrew and Greek, that Genesis 1 is NOT about the initial creation of the earth. Look up "Genesis of the Dingbats" in Youtube or bliptv. The entire playlist is in SatStrat2.htm. View fullscreen, so you can see the live BibleWorks' display of the Hebrew, Greek, lexicons and well over 100 verses which apply.

  • HOW GOD CREATES YOU, AT BIRTH, NEVER BEFORE. Prolife is one of the worst blasphemies in Christian history. To see how and why, look at Caveat4.htm, which is a series of webpages and videos on how you can prove No Soul Life Is Ever In Any Womb. Salvation would be impossible if life began at conception; moreover, God would be a sadist. As you can prove from Bible, the entire prolife thingy is satanic to the core. So the only reason why the prolife movement is popular, is that Christians won't read their Bibles. It's really embarrassing. Satan loves the prolifers. Click here for SatStrat2.htm's video series on why "prolife" is blasphemous. Series is not yet finished, because there are over 500 verses to demonstrate, on how "prolife' is a horrific blasphemy against God's Word. Again, you'll need to watch the videos fullscreen to best see the Hebrew and Greek text, once those videos are posted. There will be many of them, by the time the series ends.

  • WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN AND DIED, predicted to the very day in the OT. It's embarrassing how we Christians don't do our homework. So read PassPlot.htm to see how easy it is to prove Bible's prediction of His Chanukah 4 BC Birth and April 3, 30 AD Death to the very day, in the Old Testament. Why Christendom doesn't know these two most important dates for Our Own Savior, never stops amazing me. And we don't know, because We Don't Care What The Bible Says. By the time you finish absorbing and vetting that webpage -- which is chock-full of Bible verses -- you'll be embarrassed for Christendom, too.

  • HOW CHRIST PAID FOR SINS ON THE CROSS. You can't find anyone on the internet actually tell you HOW Christ paid for sins. He did it by means of His THINKING while on the Cross. The Isaiah 53 videos and webpages (look at Isa53trans.htm) and the DDNA webseries, go through all that. You can't understand the spiritual life, if you don't understand how Christ paid for our sins. Our spiritual life and its mechanics, is an outgrowth of the Cross Mechanics.

  • MECHANICS OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE: it's a ROYAL THINKING thing, learning and living on Bible, getting His Head into your head. Videos on the Home page, and Part III of the Thinking series will walk you through that. The latter is very long, so suggest you view the videos first. There are 20+ videos linked at the top of Part III of the Thinking series, which walk you through the stages of spiritual maturation, but these stages are all condensed into six charts, SMP.doc . The videos basically explain the charts. You can also search on "brainout" plus "Spiritual Maturation Process" in Youtube, Google or bliptv, to access them.

  • RAPTURE AND TRIBULATION: you can conclusively prove the Rapture is Pre-Trib, that the Trib is literally 7 years kicked off BY the Rapture, and that the Millennium literally follows it, due to HOW GOD ORCHESTRATES TIME SINCE ADAM'S FALL. There is absolutely nothing like this material on the internet: view all Questions #6 on this webpage, to get a synopsis.

    Or, start with the "How God Orchestrates Time" video in the main audit webpage, Mirroring.htm. You don't need to be a Hebrew/Greek expert to vet this. You only need to go through the many Bible verses which deal with dates or time. Webpage will show you how, and there's an associated Excel spreadsheet which ONLY uses Bible to create dates, GeneYrs.xls. After you get done with it, you'll never mistake the Rapture as being an invention of the 19th century, or mid-Trib, post-Trib, etc. The reason for the confusion is that scholars misdate Daniel 9, the Exodus (see Exodate.htm), etc. For, they don't either believe or understand what Bible says. Big mistake. Questions #6 on this webpage further explain their mistakes.

    So, the true Rapture's LEGAL PRECEDENCE in the First And Last Adam, is altogether missed. Knowing this Precedence radically alters how you read Bible, and suddenly the many Rapture verses in the NT, become clear. So proving it valid, required a good 400 printed pages or so, mostly in the many webpages linked to Part IV of the Thinking series. It's a lot of reading, requires much vetting in Bible. Sorry. On the other hand, this accounting is what would distinguish 'my' webpages from all other material 'out there', because so far, nothing else 'out there' covers this topic. So I keep on searching for errors in the accounting, as I've got nothing else to compare.

    Thus a Eschatological Reconciliation between Preterism and Dispensationalism, results.

    "Dispensation" is solely the period to which a covenant belongs. Book of Hebrews outlines this, explaining why

  • the covenant of Israel is not Church,
  • as the latter derives from a different and pre-Israel kingship of Christ, "kata Melchizedek".

    But the problem was, Christ's Jewish Kingship was also won on the Cross (He was born King, but as King had to die for sins of all mankind) -- with no kingdom. Because, Israel rejected Him when He came. Isaiah forecasted this whole show in his Hebrew meter (see my topic on Isaiah 53's meter to get the links).

    So now, Time-wise, we are stuck in the bubble of Daniel 9:26c, so it's a dual 'tribulation, aka "Times of the Gentiles" in Luke 21': that's where preterism gets its punch.

  • See, Israel was supposed to have accepted Him, but didn't,
  • so time for Israel ran out.
  • But Christ inserted 'Church' in Matt16:18, to BRIDGE back to the timeline for Israel.
  • Hence the second of the dual Tribulation, namely the official one of the OT, begins after Church.
  • As Hebrews 11:39-40 puts it, "apart from us [being completed], they [the OT covenantal people] will not be completed." Greek verb is teleiow, and it means to finish -- ties back to Daniel 9:24's suntelew (the completion of all things in the Trial, ties again to Eph1:10).

    So the preterists are partly right and the Dispies are partly right. It's just a question of patching their rightnesses together:

  • Yes, pre-Trib Rapture is real, but for legal and Time-accounting reasons which pre-date Church, precedented in Adam's Fall.

  • Yes, Millennium is real, it's also based on Time accounting which dates from Adam's Fall. Basic time accounting unit for the world is 1000+50 (the 50 is represented by Jubilee). Lord had to come when He did to renew time --1000th anniversary of David's United Kingship Start and die by the 1000th anniversary of David's Death.

  • Yes, because the Jews rejected Him an archetypal Tribulation pattern of history, began. Rejecting caused Him to die 7 years ahead of schedule, which schedule already debited 7 years for Temple Destruction if they had accepted Him, because their acceptance would have triggered world war. For the 50 years for harvesting the Gentiles were supposed to precede Daniel 9:27, it's part of the calendar every Jew once knew since David died (forecast in the Jewish calendar under Moses).

    So notice how the preterists have only the first part of the answer. Problem is, they don't know God's rules for Time so they misdefine that hanging seven as belonging to Daniel 9:27, playing it in 64-70AD. Nope, it's a different 7. And it played out during Church, fulfilling Joel 2.

    So notice the duality of a real and future Tribulation, due to the fact that there are TWO sevens to play, and only one of them has played. So this part, the Dispys get right.

    Two covenants, when there should have only been one. Two Kingships, two kingdoms, two covenants, two 'tribulations': ours is the longer and tougher one. Eph4:13 criterion for completion, no time promised, since only Israel was promised time, and prior to Israel time was always contingent on VOTING (ergo the Flood, due to so many negative votes). All this is the theme of Book of Hebrews. Just keep reading it over and over, even in translation, and you should see the duality.

    LordvSatan2.htm's "Covenant Properties" link traces the origin of this duality from the Old Testament Covenant 'properties' forward through what Christ invented, and what He legated to Church; what thus the Trib and Mill people 'inherit' as their covenants. It's a long section, with 30 subpoints. Material should be familiar enough that you can think through the analysis as you read.

    So the problem is, both preterists and Dispys don't recognize a) Bible's Time Accounting System, and therefore b) the DUALITY of 'tribulation'.

  • TRINITY: Christians misdefine God as being "one", when in fact the Greek word usually mistranslated "one", means SAME NATURE. So I spend time on that, especially in the first section of Part II of the Thinking Series, and in TrinityCites.htm. So you get a better sense and more proof, of what Trinity really means. A very helpful conceptual piece on God's Trinity and Nature is DueDisclosure.htm. It traces the Trinity in God through to the effects in creation, for there is a direct set of corollaries. In short, from Gospel to eternal state, everything is an outflow of the Nature of God. Love is the Integrity of God, How He CHOOSES to be, Use Himself, Be Sovereign. So DueDisclosure will walk you through that. Trinity shouldn't be confusing to you, after you finish it.

    Along the way, other conundra in Christianity are handled, accounted, so you can vet what's said. This is not about selling a particular Bible interpretation. It's about auditing. For you can only mature spiritually, if YOU do your homework. So even if you end up disagreeing, you still grow by going through the auditing process. You only take to heaven, your Soul. Fill it with Bible Thinking. :)

    The FAQs

    1. Why are you writing these pages? Can I quote you? I write to test myself, really. To audit what I've come to believe for errors, and then correct those errors as I find them. I'm always finding some error, so I'm always correcting my beliefs. The initial impetus for the webpages was to save keystrokes in chatrooms. That reason still remains helpful. Most people ask big questions but want short answers. There are no short answers, hence the pages are needed.

    2. What Christian denomination are you? No denomination. It doesn't matter. The spiritual life is not lived in accordance with some denomination, but rather as a personal and private matter between God and you. Anyone who 'does' all five of the pan-denominational Elements of GodSystem.htm is living the spiritual life. Same elements have been true since Adam. Sure, we'll all be wrong on some doctrines. But you know -- even if I were 100% right (and we know I'm not), if I'm not doing those Elements my spiritual life is worthless garbage, a lie. See 1Cor13:1-3. Spiritual life is to learn and live with God, a vertical thing. Whatever needs correcting in a belief en route, only God can do to you anyway. So it's not about what church you go to, what denomination you are, or even whether you call yourself a Christian.

    2a. Can I have a 'doctrinal statement' from you to save me reading time? If you must. Here it is, and bear in mind I can change my beliefs at any time, with no warning. If the Bible corrects me on something, I'll change! The following tenets I can thoroughly account from Bible, as well as account why any conflicting claims are NOT in Bible. Anything beyond these basics will become clear as you read these FAQs or the webpages. So you'll notice that I'm not any denomination, nor is there any prohibition against being IN any set denomination. There are no set rituals, dressings, days, behavioral rules, and no set prohibitions against them, either. Like Paul said, everything is lawful, but not all things are helpful (1Cor6:12, 10:23). Romans 14 says you must determine these for yourself, before God. To your own Master you stand or fall. Everyone else, too.

    3. Why the Bible? First, because it's obvious God exists, so there must be SOME BOOK which explains Him. All I have to do is look up at the sky, and I know "God" in some definition, lives. This God won't force Himself upon creation, hence you don't see a blimp flying overhead advertising Him. So you can choose to know Him, or not. I choose to know Him, as millions of other humans, because, honey -- if this life down here is all there is, it would be better never to be born. If I had no proof of God's existence via even that very daily sky, then I'd commit suicide. Period. Mankind is too puny, to warrant even breathing.

      So: of all the alleged holy books out there, only the Bible explains how God gets paid for sin. GOD being paid, not humans being punished or rewarded. God should be paid, or there's no justice, hence no God. Since the universe CLEARLY did not get here on its own, and since the biggest "set" has to be Infinite Stasis and PERSONAL (else there would be no persons), God must exist. Don't need a Bible to see that. Do need something, to explain how this Biggest PERSON gets paid for sin. Bible alone does that, in its 66 books (not 72, no apochryphal book passes the Divine Inspirer test). Find me some other book which shows how God gets paid for sin (and please don't insult intelligence by saying He doesn't need to be paid, justice is due anyone, however Great). Then I might consider some other book.

    4. Why are you so critical of Christianity? Because Christianity isn't looking at Bible, but at 'respectable' people, to claim what Bible says. That has always been the problem: parroting what some 'respectable' person said, rather than looking in BIBLE to see what IT says. It's really embarrassing, how we prefer something or someone BETWEEN Bible and ourselves. Now, I didn't know all that, initially; these pages were intended to merely audit what Bible says versus what is 'out there'. So I didn't intend these webpages to have so much criticism in them, but there is so much false doctrine out there, and particularly, inattention to what the Bible says in the original-language texts, I have to say what's wrong, to account for it. After all, if "x" has been taught for centuries and it's wrong, one should say how it became wrong, or at least why it's wrong, so a reader can account for that. Hearsay is of no value. Accounting is of value, even if you don't agree with the answer. Really, the criticism is just to alert. It's amazing that with all the candle wax, uncials or fraktur type, impossible-to-read vowel points and other difficulties scholars have faced -- it's a miracle, that they got so much right. Had we been in their place, we'd probably have screwed up more than they did.

    5. Why so much emphasis on the Angelic Conflict, on Satan's strategy and tactics? Because that was one of the many beliefs which changed as I wrote these pages. I was testing what I'd learned about the panoramic meaning for our creation by God in the first place. While doing that, I kept on finding empirical data proving satanic involvement in a set of recurring patterns, be they in history (historical trends), mistranslation and misinformation, etc. While I realize some people find the topic of angels and demons titillating, I don't get excited about it. Humans just can't be the topmost intelligent life. So to me the existence of unseen demons and angels is not exciting. I can't see the mitochondria in my own body cells, either. Science can't test supernatural activity, but like the wind, you can. You can see the effects of the wind, and then know the wind caused them. You can see the effects of supernatural activity and know supernatural beings caused them. Authors like to sign their work. Demons are nothing, if not egotistical, attesting to their involvement everywhere. SatStrat.htm summarizes how they sign their work, click here for that summary, or read a shorter gist, indented below.

    6. Why so much emphasis on God designing time in 490-year increments? Is that Bible codes? Does it prove God's Existence? No, because if you don't want to believe in God, no amount of miracles or other stuff will be valid or useful to you. Don't believe or disbelieve in God because you think you see some miracle. Then you want a circus clown, not God. So no, this isn't Bible codes, either. It's a structure of Time itself, the criteria God discloses in Bible. God set up time in 490-year increments as a kind of schedule, and His Promises are timed to that schedule. A believer on earth must be awarded time in order for the world to go on breathing. Bible discloses who these people are, discloses the 490-year structure and its tandem 1000-year civilization unit, just as it discloses a calation, growing seasons, etc. It's not meant to be titillating, and only has prophetic value in some instances i.e., God accounts in Daniel 9 for the 1st Temple's 490-year shortfall, REPRISING Isaiah 53's Hebrew meter.

    6a. Okay, then how did YOU come up with the BC/AD dates in GeneYrs.xls? (Click here to download GeneYrs.xls.) Based on what Bible verses? And how did you come up with the 490+70+490?

    Well, I didn't use 'our' BC/AD dates. Rather, Bible dates are derived as functions of x, where x was the Bible verse giving you a formula date in terms of "years from" a person. That was the customary way to date in the ancient world, and even today: your age is measured in terms of "years from" your birth. Becomes a handy method of telling when one person lived, relative to another. So when you have enough persons tallied, only then can you tally BC/AD in our modern terms, because our own calendar has been changed many times (i.e., 10 days chopped out of our calendar by Pope Gregory, and other emendations you can read about in any encyclopedia). The Jewish calendar is even worse, and the Roman calendar is far worse. And let's not even talk about astronomical or astrological calendars. I tried using them all and finally gave up, due to their many internal inconsistencies.

    So you can't use anything but the Bible's dating scheme, if you hope to derive a valid timeline. And if you use Bible's dates, you have to use the solar year, because ALL BIRTHDAYS ARE MEASURED IN SOLAR TERMS. So right there you have to throw out any calendar (i.e., the Jewish one) which measures in non-solar years. Bible dates from PEOPLE, so is always in solar years.

    Here's a quick summary on how to find the dates and vet this material in Bible, so you can decide if it's worth your time to do a full proofing.

    Exodus is the centerpiece of the Old Testament, so you start there: Bible's dating verses all 'spoke' around the Exodus. So:

    1. When Moses was almost 81 years old (Exo 7:7+ 12:1 +the kinds of plagues tell you the seasons so you know the 10 plagues took about a year),
    2. Exodus occurs exactly 430 years to the day that Jacob entered Egypt, Exo 12:40-41.
    3. Jacob was 130 years old when he entered Egypt, Gen 47:9.
    4. So the Exodus occurred in what would have been Jacob's 560th year;
    5. so Moses was born about 480 years after Jacob entered Egypt.
    6. The 480th year from the Exodus, 1Kings 6:1, would have been the 1040th year of Jacob.
    7. Since Jacob left to get a wife when he was 40 (Genesis 28, in context), the Exodus occurs 1040-480-40=520 years after Jacob left to get a wife. Cute.
    8. He got that wife after working 7 years, but it was Leah! So in return for giving Rachel at the same time, Jacob works another seven years to 'pay' for Rachel's dowry (Genesis 29:23-28).
    9. Not until that SECOND seven years ends, does Rachel bear (keep reading in Genesis 29 through 30:22, count the kids, notice Rachel's complaint and thus you know she married Jacob when Leah did). So at this point Jacob is 54 years old.
    10. Ordered by God, Jacob leaves Laban and Haran six years later, Genesis 30:25 (theme of Genesis 31) compared to 31:38, 41.
    11. So Jacob is 60, and Joseph is six years old at the time Jacob returns home (ibid). The night before he'll run into Esau (Genesis 32), Jacob wrestles with God, loses, is lamed, and gets his covenant (signified by renaming=adoption, "Israel").
    12. At this point the Exodus is 520-20 years away.
    13. When Joseph is age 17, he's sold into slavery, Genesis 37. That's an elapse of another 10-11 years, depending on if Joseph is newly 17 or was nearly 7 when Jacob left. Based on the other numbers, it's likely Joseph was nearly 7 years old when Jacob left, and Jacob is nearly 61 years old upon return (I can't tell which, just yet).
    14. So when Joseph is sold into slavery, Exodus is 490 years away (520-20-10, taking into account disparate birth months). Aha.
    15. So Jacob was born 560 years prior to the Exodus.
    16. Now Isaac was age 60 when Jacob was born (Gen 25:26), having married at age 40 like Esau and Jacob would (Gen 25:20).
    17. So Isaac was born 620 years prior to the Exodus.
    18. We know Isaac was born when Abraham was age 100, Genesis 17:21.
    19. So Abraham was born 720 years prior to the Exodus.
    20. From Abraham backward, the Genesis 5 genealogy takes you sire by sire, all the way to Adam. So now you have a full timeline from Adam through the Exodus, measured beginning at Adam's FALL (Genesis 3:22, witty Hebrew birthing preposition min).

      Moving forward from the Exodus, which occurs 490 years after Joseph was sold into slavery:

    21. Temple reconstruction begins 480 years later on (2 ?) Ziv, 1Kings 6:1+2Chron3:1.
    22. That year is the BEGINNING of the 4th year after David's death, per 1Kings 1:1-2:10, 'answered' by 2:39 (3rd year after David died, Shimei is executed). So David lived another seven years, if you do the math (4th year being 480 years after Exodus, means David died in the 477th year after the Exodus).
    23. Since he was 30 years old when he became king at Hebron (2nd Sam5:4), then he's 70 years old when he retires, but 77 when he dies; end of 1 Chronicles tells you how he spent his retirement years creating the Temple service and related furnishings, architectural design, as does end of 2 Samuel.
    24. So Temple construction begins in the 11th year after David retired, 4th year after he died, 80th year after he was born, which was 400 years after the Exodus; Temple construction completes seven years later, 1Kings 6.
    25. But Temple's dedicated 3 years after that, 1Kings 8:1 compared to 2Chronicles Chapters 1-3. So Temple is dedicated 490 years after the Exodus, 480+10=490. See the pattern?

    26. So Isaiah 53's Divinely-layered Hebrew meter, predicts the early demise of that Temple, by using doubled 126's: first, 126 years after Isaiah writes 53:1-4, the Temple will fall; the next 126 syllables (v.5-8) represent Temple's Fall as 126 years SHORT of its own 490 (video demonstration is in the white table, below).

    27. Accounting Adjustment. Temple's Destruction, relative to the Exodus, which occurred 490 years after Joseph's enslavement, is dated +490 (Exodus)+490 (Temple Dedication) +364 (=490-126). So Daniel 9 uses three accounting pieces which also 'balance' to the 126 (70 in Dan 9:2, 49 in Dan 9:25, 7 in Dan 9:27).
    28. Accounting Balance. Thus you know the 1st Temple lived for 490-126=364 years. Which you're expected to know in Daniel 9:25, to see the Justice in God's granting 62 weeks (really "sevens", not weeks) for the 2nd Temple (364+70, balances to 1st Temple time).

    29. Accounting Credit. Note well, it's not New Time until the 62 weeks, hence the 62 weeks is severally accounted. First, the Owed Time is 'paid back'. That's why you know TWO seventy-year periods play and THEN the 49, in Daniel 9:25. For both 70's and the 49, are OLD Time, due the prior time grant to the 1st Temple, ending 126 years too soon. So those three credits must first play, or the 'time books' won't balance. Problem is, that added 140 years to the amount of Time which must elapse, so there's a net 14-year overage to debit. Daniel 9:27 is thus a reserve, and so is the 62nd week. Table below walks you through this accounting, which is fully in Isaiah 53, with a summary update, in Daniel 9.

      God The Master Accountant:
      aka, How Matching Event CHARACTER,
      Makes 70 Buy 140+490

      Key to Daniel 9's accounting: Owed Time Must Be 'Paid', for Time must 'balance' to its Justice Purpose. Daniel 9 is prophetic, alright, but the important thing to understand is WHY. Prophecy is always based on Promises, and Promises are always based on Justice. So Daniel 9 is about Justice Accounting. So Daniel times his prayer.

      For if no Temple Standing, TIME STOPS. So Daniel prays for the Temple to be standing, again. All that comes with the 1Kings 9 prayer of Solomon and God's Response. Temple represents the contract of 2Sam7. When the contract is in breach, then Time itself is in breach. (Easy to empathize with Israel's negativity, once you realize they knew all Time rested on their shoulders, Deut 32:8 in Hebrew.)

      Watch His Awesome Accounting Genius, so you'll see how man's free will never compromises the Sovereignty or Plan of God. Watch also, for how God repairs and then matches, the CHARACTER of time spent. He's treating Time like a balance sheet, and He first forecast this 'balancing' treatment, via Isaiah 53's Hebrew meter. Videos below demonstrate this meter. After the videos, you'll see God use the same Isaiah 53 accounting, to craft Daniel 9's numbers.

      Isaiah 53 runs 462 syllables total, as you'll see at the end of this video, which shows the raw metering pattern. (Isaiah 53 starts at 'our' Isaiah 52:13, in Hebrew. 'Our' versification is not in the Bible, it was invented in the 1100's AD.) The big numbers you see in the video show the number of Hebrew syllables for the (gold-)shaded sections. Isaiah Matches The Character and therefore pairs each section by Content (meaning) and (hence) number of syllables (i.e., 52:15 is on atonement, and so is 53:10, so both sections have the same number of Hebrew syllables, 35). For an explanation of Bible Hebrew meter and how Isaiah 53 derives from Psalm 90's meter, click here. For more detail, click here for Isa53trans.htm's videos; they walk you through the full derivation of Isaiah's meter. Those videos are illustrated by the following two summaries:

      Notice how the SAME raw meter, functions as a calendar from the time Isaiah writes until the same endpoint as Daniel 9:25.

      Here's the accounting. The 70 in Daniel 9:2, is the Condition For Reimbursing Time, paying off the sabbatical years which remained UNpaid, though time elapsed. The elapse is overlooked in Christian theology, which dismissively treats the "70" based on the number of sabbatical years within a 490-year period based on the anti-semitic Church Fathers' accounting, so of course their conclusions are wrong. Maybe one day we will stop treating those spiritual retards as spiritual giants, and INSTEAD LOOK AT BIBLE! Don't hold your breath.

      Look: the 70 has a different derivation, PER BIBLE, as follows.

      • As you just saw in "AA", Israel is her 854th year when Temple is razed: Temple's Destruction relative to the Exodus, which occurred 490 years after Joseph's enslavement, is dated +490 (=Exodus)+490 (=Temple Dedication, a Sabbatical Year) +364 (=490-126)=854 years. So the 70 doesn't refer to sabbatical years before the Temple was dedicated, or there could have been no Temple. Obviously, since if now God was razing the Temple due to the unobserved years, He'd never have authorized raising the Temple if there were missed years at its beginning. So we know the 70 is calculated from time missed after the Temple is dedicated.
      • That year, was supposed to be a sabbatical year; specifically, the 122nd Sabbatical Year (854/7).
      • During the 364 years the 1st Temple stood, there were 49 years where Israel WORKED when she should have been resting, which corresponds to the period from Rehoboam to Temple's demise. So this time elapsed, alright, but it's of the Wrong Character.
      • Additionally, during that same time, per Leviticus 25 ANOTHER SEVEN JUBILEE years were due.
      • So that totals 56, which is the prominent paragraph syllabification you just saw in the above videos depicting Moses' Hebrew meter for Psalm 90:16-17, and the videos depicting Hebrew meter of Isaiah 53:1-2, 5-6, 9, 11. Deft way of explaining how the sabbatical years missed caused the Temple's demise, huh.
      • So Time is Out of Balance, a debit playing where there should have been a credit. So what's the solution? DOUBLE-credit. Watch:
      • That WORK time is 'owed' 56 years of NO WORK time, because in effect the WORK time occurred too early.
      • By the time the first 56 years is up, another seven sabbatical years are due on them.
      • So, due twice, equaling 14: due on both 56's, the one worked too soon, and the one just elapsing to 'reimburse' the 'too soon'.
      • So now, 56+14=70. Thus you see how Jeremiah 25's decree (echoed in Dan9:2) is derived.
      • As Isaiah's meter depicts in Isa53:3+4, 7+8, Israel must now get 70 years TWICE, to restore the Character and Relationship of the working years, to the non-working years 'due'. All this, before any new Time can be granted.
      • For 126 years of old time, is still owed on the 1st Temple.
      • Okay, but if playing twice, then (14+56)*2= 140 added years, not 126.
      • So that leaves an overage of 14. Hence 14 more years must be debited, so Time will balance again: Isaiah makes a pun out of this by deducting 28 from his total meter for Isaiah 53, even though the meter total is derived by counting backwards from the foreknown future beginning of the Millennium (under the pre-Church accounting, had Israel accepted Christ when He came). For a summary video demonstrating that, click here.
      • Seven of these years are 'reserved' in Daniel 9:27, to play later, post-balance. Thus NEW Time must be awarded post-Messiah, else the seven years can NEVER play. [Now you know why it says Messiah purchased salvation for all Time (cute sublayer wordplay), Hebrews 10:10-14. And we Church are the bridge back to that seven, Hebrews 11:39-40.]
      • As you'll see later on, the second seven is an implicit reserve, allowing Messiah to have the same 40 years' lifetime, as David ruled; it is the 62nd week in Daniel 9:26. Both Messiah and Israel must be given the right of refusal. Israel is foreknown to refuse, though, so when she freely does, the second seven also plays post-balance (64-70AD). Again, Messiah won this. [It's roughly analogous to Laban's deal with Jacob for Rachel: Jacob got to marry Rachel and THEN work for her. So if Israel accepted, then all would have hung on Christ paying by the end of that added seven years; so a seven-year overage would have been paid for, by its terminus. It's tantalizing to posit that the double sevens here have something to do with the double sevens between Laban and Jacob, but I can't prove any connection.]

        Now in practice, there will end up being three 70's to play, as noted in Isaiah's own Hebrew metering, 70-syllable clusters in chrono order of Isa53:3-4, then 7-8, and finally 11-12. That third 70 is subsumed at the end of the 62 weeks in Daniel 9:25, after the 1st Temple's STANDING TIME is reimbursed (364+70), as just noted before this white table. So again, God is reminding Daniel of both the 'accounting' and the 'chronology' Isaiah furnished via his meter.

      Frankly this is your key to knowing a) that the sabbatical years are VOTING periods (duh, Israel had to vote NOT to work), and b) that the 50-year voting period for the world is literally purchased BY them observing those sabbatical years, 490/7=70-10 more sabbatical years occurring inside that 70=60, minus the 10 Jubilee years occurring inside that 560=50. Thus you see Time itself is designed to 'play' as 490+70+490=1000+50. Simple. Thus you also see why God picked 120 years for voting, in Genesis 6. This is the upgraded-in-Israel version of that. [For more on this 70 versus 50 relationship and the historical impact of the voting periods from Adam forward, see #9 (pages 13-17) of TenWaysThisTimelineDiffers.doc.]

      • See, Israel started on a 490, the Exodus. Temple was dedicated at the beginning of the 490th year FROM the Exodus. A 70-year voting period was supposed to follow the expiry of its own 490 year grant. But the Temple was razed. So another reason for the 70 in Daniel 9:2, is to show God's balancing ahead to that future period, so it will still occur at the previously-scheduled time. Rows 144 through 150 in GeneYrs.xls, demonstrate this.

      • For they didn't vote NOT to work, so the world was thus 'shorted' its own voting time, hence that voting time had to be made up by what? Voting To Restore The Temple. Thus you know God's accounting from the day the Temple was razed, not from some human king's future decree. Because, God's been telling us what year and time it is, since ADAM'S Fall. So this is a continuing chronology from Genesis 5 forward, not an out-from-nowhere reference to 490 years. Hopefully by the end of the 21st century, our calendars will be fixed. Or at least, our Bible chronology.

      • So a Time Credit (the sabbatical years) which should have finished, didn't. So Daniel waits to pray until the 49th year had begun, Daniel 9:1. (I can't yet tell if measured from Nisan, or Ab.) If by the time the whole 70 ends the Temple is rebuilt, then the Three Pieces of Owed Time, can play or be reserved: so another 70, then 49, play; but the 7 must be reserved due to the 14-year overage. So Daniel waits until the 49th year to pray: for by then, seven new sabbatical years are 'owed' on the 49 which elapsed between Temple's razing and Daniel's prayer. For you can't 'reserve', what isn't owed. So notice the genius: now TWO sevens are available for reserve, and the Time 'books' can balance. Notice also how he's allowing for the time it will take to return to the Land. Pray first, then allow time for prayer answer, so they can return IN TIME.

      • That leaves the same 49 which played, to be reimbursed after the 70. For now the seven sabbatical years due on the current 49 have also been reserved to cover Dan9:27 +the 62nd week, these current 49 are 'free' to be reimbursed. Reimbursed, because they technically belong to the prior 490-year grant from 950-460BC on the 1st Temple. 70+49=126, time owed ON the 1st Temple.

      • Therefore the seven new sabbatical years due on the 49 elapsing, can be reserved. And are, in Dan 9:27. So the last seven years of the prior Temple time become the implicit reserve, and the 'owed' sabbatical years on the 49-just-elapsing, are also reserved. Again, the character matches: real time really owed in both events, the 62nd 'week' contingent on volition, the final 'week' contingent on BRIDGING TO that last seven years, post-Messiah.

      • Recap: the 56 were past years before the Temple was razed. Took 140 years to 'balance' them, owing to the sabbatical years owed on those 56 which were mismatched in character. So the first 70 cancels out the character mismatch; the second 70, restores the proper character, owed anyway on the 1st Temple's remaining time; ergo, the double credit. By contrast, the 49 playing during which Daniel waits, are all current sabbatical years. They play during the same period as the 70 which cancels out the character mismatch.

        Now: just as it's okay for priests to work on sabbath, so also it's okay for Temple rebuilding and sacrifices, to go on during sabbatical years. For the 70 years during which there is no Dedicated Temple, are sabbatical years. So these 70 sabbatical years justify 490, which is precedented on the root structure for Time being 490+70 (voting period) +490=1000+50. For the next 490, can't play until the 70 elapses with enough VOTES. Here, votes to rebuild the Temple. So God's just following His Own rules, since Adam's Fall.

      BALANCE between ISAIAH and DANIEL. Subtractions: -7, for years running past the Davidic Deadlines (covered below) = 483 = Daniel 9:25. Then further, -21, for Temple rebuilding =462, the number of syllables in Isaiah 53's Hebrew meter. Notice how Daniel's 483 is FORWARD from that decree made by God (not by a human king, but at least anyone can tell the 483 plays AFTER the 2nd 70, deadline for Jerusalem to be rebuilt). By comparison Isaiah's 462 syllables represents the net addition, including all adjustments for prior years of a) mismatched character (working years which should have been sabbatical) and b) owed on the 1st Temple for dying too early.

      So now Daniel 9:25's endpoint balances to Isaiah 53's. In Isaiah 53, the Temple had not been razed, so its reconstruction was budgeted. Due to Daniel's prayer, that reconstruction could commence. For the decree to rebuild Jerusalem is in immediate answer to his prayer (Dan 9:23): that's what Daniel 9:24-25 tell you. So that's why Daniel 9:25 is about after Jerusalem is rebuilt, then count the 483 years. So it's a straight chronology from Temple Destruction, 854 (Israel's 'birthday' when Temple razed)+140+483. So that's why Daniel 9:25 still ends at the same point, which is the 1000th anniversary of David's death, if you crunch the math:

      • For David was born 400 years after the Exodus, and died at age 77, which we saw back in points V-W.
      • David became King of all Israel when he was 37 years old, during Israel's 437th year.
      • So Messiah would have to be born by Israel's 1437th year, since He would have to be BORN a King over all Israel, as Son of David. That's how you know HE is the Messiah. MATCHING used to IDENTIFY. If disparate events are matched in character then you know God is 'in' that matching.
      • David died when Israel started her 477th year.
      • So Messiah will have to die when Israel starts her 1477th year, in order to have the same 40 years as David had; the same 33 years of all-Israel rule, as David had. Again, that's how you know HE is the Messiah. MATCHING used to IDENTIFY.
      • Hence the chronology of Daniel 9, ends with the start of Israel's 1477th year, namely 854 (year of Temple razing)+140+49+434=1477, the deadline for Messiah to die. He will end up dying 7 years earlier, but the 1477th deadline allows for 40 years, and for Israel's acceptance.
      • All this was known in Isaiah's day, since David had already died 251 years prior. That's why Isaiah 53 could forecast it, and why Daniel 9 balances to Isaiah 53. Above all, that's why Daniel waits the 48 years (to beginning of 49th), and then prays in Daniel 9.

      One man's voting is pretty important, huh. So Your Own Voting To Learn God is pretty important, huh.

      So that's why you see 70 (Dan 9:2), 49 (Dan 9:25), 7 (Dan 9:27). God is accounting for how He'll use the old Temple time, to justify new Temple time. That's why Daniel doesn't ask questions about what those numbers mean; he already knows Isaiah 53 in Hebrew, by heart. God likes His Books to Balance. And He's balancing to the 1000th anniversaries of David's Kingship and Death.

      For the final balance test is to 126. Only from that point forward, can a new 490 be justified. So the first future 70 years, are free to play owing to the previous 70 years having functioned to cancel out the wrong timing and character of the pre-destruction 56 + the sabbaticals due on them. That next leaves the 49 free to play, the TWO sevens having been reserved. So now the entire previous Temple standing time plus its next 70, can be credited, which results in the 62 weeks.

      So now we balance back to Abraham. As noted earlier (and below, in 6b), Abraham had to supermature 54 -- really, 53.5 -- years before the Gentile 2100 years ended -- or Time would have ended. That happened because Noah's 490-year time grant, ran out in the 2046th year from Adam's Fall (see the entry for Abraham in the GeneYrs.xls worksheet). So the Gentiles are 'owed' 53.5 years, since their time ended early. That time is 'paid' them via Israel ending 57 years early, thus:

      • The 50 years are for harvesting the Gentiles, long a part of the Mosaic Law. Jubilee signified the END of that harvesting, when Messiah would come and begin the Millennium. That's why Christ announces himself using Isaiah 61, in Luke 4:19. That's the Hebraic way of announcing He's the Messiah, the 'Son of Man' promised in Daniel 7:13. (Only Messiah can claim that chapter, as every Jew knew; the "Jesus of Nazareth" miniseries memorialized it.)
      • That 50 years was to occur BETWEEN Daniel 9:26 and 27, since Daniel 9:27 is the LAST seven years of allotted Jewish time. So the elapse between :26 and :27, was SCHEDULED to be 50 years, Had The Jews Accepted Christ. Notice how it's NOT part of the 490 allotment, because it's NOT Jewish time. Now you know why -- it's owed the Gentiles, due to Abraham's early supermaturation.
      • That leaves 3.5 years. So, the Jews get the LAST 3.5 years of the seven-year Tribulation 'piece' in Daniel 9:27, and that's why it reads as it does. Thus all the time 'owed' the Jews, gets paid. Time of Jacob's Trouble.
      • The FIRST 3.5 years are 'owed' to the Gentiles, therefore, Rev 11:2: year 4143 (from Adam's Fall) when Christ was SCHEDULED to die -- with the seven-year Trib still reserved -- minus year 2046 when Abraham matured, equals 2096.5 years. For it's really a 3.5 year shortfall (I can't yet prove this, but I'd bet money he supermatured on what's the equivalent of Rosh Hashanah, precedent FOR Rosh Hashanah).
      • So the first 3.5 years is the FLEE period for the Jews, kicked off by the Rapture.
      • Now again you know why Daniel 9:27 reads as it does, since obviously the Jews will need to know when to begin the Tribulation counting.
      • Hence Daniel 12's 1290, 1335 days' entries are there, COUNTING BACKWARDS from the END of the Tribulation. Jews alive then will be counting from them, just as they had to count during Antiochus IV Epiphanes (the 2300 days).
      • Hence Revelation 11 has the Witnesses keeping people away from the Temple during those same first 3.5 years. There is a 45-day exit window at mid-Trib just after the Witnesses are killed by Abbadon, in Rev 11:7 (1335-1290) before the effect of setting up the statue, results in closing borders or whatever the anti-christs will do, to pogromize believers.
      • Hence Revelation 12's text on how God protects Israel during the LAST 3.5 years -- she's hiding, then.
      • Of course not all the Jews got smart about it in time, so that's why Zechariah 12-14 read as they do, covering the brave Jewish fighting during the same last 3.5 years.
      • So at the end, Israel's completed her 2100 years, the credit from Abraham is used up.
      • So at the end, Gentile Time is used up to the tune of its own 2100 years, the credit from Abraham is used up.
      • Now, because Israel actually rejects Christ and seven years earlier than scheduled, there's a different 54-year accounting balance to apply, since the above accounting was based on her ACCEPTING Christ:
        • She was overbudget 14 years, so 54-14=40.
        • The 40 plays from 30AD-70AD, which is technically Gentile time, because it's now Church Age; that's why the Temple REMAINED the added 40 years. For she was supposed to enter the Promised Land in Year One of the Exodus, but rebelled so had to spend 40 more years in the Wilderness. So the TABERNACLE wasn't in the Land, when scheduled.
        • So this 40 also balances for the time she spent in the wilderness, in effect entering the Land 40 years LATE, so the allotted time for the LAND is still met (3x490). Because, she was SUPPOSED to enter the Land in the first year, but was negative so had to be punished by 40 years' wandering, Numbers 14.
        • Notice how the seven years' early crucifixion of Christ, is subsumed inside the 40. Pattern of Pharaoh's dream. So still the ending time, balances back to Abraham.
          • Israel killed her extra seven years, when she killed her Messiah. That extra seven years was contingent on Messiah being alive, as we saw in the "BALANCE between ISAIAH and DANIEL" section above.
          • So from 64-70AD, the 62nd 'week' occurs.
          • Clever way to stress both 1st and Last David. For the first David was king for 40 years, but only king of All Israel, for 33. The Last David dies when He's 33, so is 'owed' 7 more years.
          • This 7 'owed', plays against the Temple, since Messiah has Left the Building and is the Temple depicted BY the Temple, Hebrews 9.
          • And this owed seven years play the same way as David's first seven years: in civil war. Coupled, with Israel's enemies all attacking her too, same pattern as 2Sam5. So notice the mirroring? Playing in REVERSE ORDER!
          • So look: 2046 from Adam, Abraham supermatures. 4136 from Adam, Christ actually dies, and Church begins. That's 2090 years (really 2089.5).
          • But since Messiah is owed the seven years, it plays during GENTILE Time, simultaneously.
          • So Israel's Temple and the nation, stay intact until the 40 years are up.
          • So she's in effect still 'paid' those seven years, yet the promised time to the Gentiles, is also still met.
          • So now the Time Books balance anyway, leaving the two 3.5-year pieces which sum is the Tribulation -- yet to play.

      Balance PROGRESSION among Moses' Psalm 90, Isaiah 53, Daniel 9, Matthew 1 -- all back to Abraham:
      • Moses Psalm 90 only references a SINGLE 14, by reserving it in the first 84 syllables in verses 1-4, but then debiting the Voting Period (466-397BC) that depends on the Temple time grant being renewed, in verses 16-17. This was shown in the Psalm 90 videos. At this point, the 40 years' wandering in the wilderness is treated as a debit against Abraham's early maturation, leaving the 14. So if Israel were to vote on time, she'd have a 14-year 'credit' left available.

      • By the time Isaiah writes, this credit has changed. Isaiah illustrates the change by means of THREE SETS of 56's and 70's, as distinct from Moses' single use of the 56. These are prefaced by a clever reference to David's age 77 at death, within what corresponds to the 'decree' section of Psalm 90:1-4, which is in Isaiah 52:13-15. Seven years SHORT of the 84 syllables of Moses, yet also bookended 42's, Isaiah 52:13-14, plus Isaiah 53:12.

        • In Isaiah 53, the four verses of this 'decree' are split: three of them are in 52:13-15, and the fourth is Isaiah 53:12. To make sure you know that, he parcels out the 84 syllables balancing to Moses, between verses 52:13-14, and 53:12.
        • The Gentiles being an insertion, enable him to also severally balance to Moses by adding 35 syllables, such that 42+35=77, David's Age at death, in Isaiah 52:13-15.
        • This 52:13-15 accounting is 7 years (syllables) short of 84, first because David had a 7-year civil war to fight, and because he had to live seven years longer to make up for that, as you'll see in the 'David' section of Mirroring.htm. In effect, the civil war and David's living 7 years longer, USES UP the 14-year credit from Abraham, by the time he dies. On the other hand, the 'credit' of good time due to him living longer OFFSETS the 'debit' of the seven years of 'bad' time. [In modern accounting lingo, this is called 'a contra account'. Bible does it a lot, most obviously with Pharaoh's dream.] But in absolute time, 14 more years have passed.
        • The accounting then skips to Sennacharib invasion, in Isaiah 53:1, at its beginning in 703BC. Two sabbatical years were observed then, Isaiah 37:30. Because of this, Hezekiah gets an added 15 years to live, and so does Israel. Under Manesseh this time gets cut short, but Manesseh repents while in captivity, and is restored. The net shortage of 14 is reflected in the '56' syllables by the end of verse 2, when he's restored.
        • Manasseh's son only lasts a year or two, and Josiah begins to reign. That buys time, but not enough. The decree to destroy the Temple set in motion under Manasseh (2Kings 21:11-15), is not evaded by Josiah's faithfulness, but it bought time.
        • So the Temple goes down, razed by Nebuchadnezzar, when you count the syllables to Isaiah 53:4's end; at that point it had 126 years remaining. That's why Isaiah 53:4 reads literally in Hebrew, 'God, Violated!' Dual-entendre, for the passage is about Messiah being Sacrificed, with the precedence of the Temple being Sacrificed, at the end of the verse, which was 586BC.
        • So notice:
          • you have a 14-year debit under David,
          • followed by another 15-year debit for Hezekiah (treat this as 14, since the promise was made at the beginning of Hezekiah's 14th year, 2Kings 20:6).
          • offset by a 14-year shortfall under Manasseh,
          • offset with another 126-year shortfall due to early Temple demise.
          • So at this point the remaining credit is 126+14-14-14=112, the number of syllables MORE in Isaiah 53, than in Psalm 90.
          • So you see: via meter, Isaiah balances to Moses' sabbatically-metered accounting. It's very bald.
        • Isaiah 53:5-6 thus show 56 syllables, to correspond to the true number of missed sabbatical years, as noted above: 49 of them were actually missed. But ON those 49, another 7 were due. So the next 56 years span from Temple destruction to Cyrus' death, and also illustrate the 'offset'.
        • So by the beginning of verse 7, the 112 credit is whittled down to 56.
        • But there remained 70 years OWED on the original Temple Time grant (950-460BC). So to balance to the promised time (assuming Temple rebuilt), time goes OVER by 14 years, at the end of verse 8 (which is 460BC). That's okay, since there is an initial hanging credit from Abraham of 14. See the precision?
        • Hence Daniel prays at the beginning of year 49 of exile (Cyrus having taken over near the end of 539BC); the exiles return in year 49, and begin construction at the beginning (Ziv) of year 50, Ezra1:1:1,3:1,3:8. Which means, the extra 7 years due ON those 49, haven't elapsed, but the 49 'owed' years HAVE elapsed. So that's why '49' is referenced in Daniel 9:25 as a reimbursement credit. That's also why the remaining 7 is RESERVED in Daniel 9:27. It can't play. They are rebuilding, now, and they MUST start rebuilding, since the 49 years are up.
        • So that's why Isaiah 53:5-6 is 56 syllables, and tallies to the endpoint which will be referenced IN Daniel 9:25. Of course, the rebuilding is in trouble, so the seven years end up elapsing in the wrong way, due to fighting over whether the Temple will be rebuilt. Still, at this point the 14 years still OWED on the First Temple, also haven't played. So it's okay for time to continue that much longer. So that covers the period 530BC-14=516BC, when the Temple is finished. Cute, huh. Now you see again, how the '70' is derived.
        • Moreover, since 56 years really elapsed, they can be reimbursed. So now, Isaiah 53:7-8, another 70 years passes from 530BC. That takes you to 460BC, and the 'time books' for the First Temple, are balanced. Again, notice: Jeremiah 25 and 29's Decree of 70 does NOT mean 70 missed sabbatical years. This sum is 56, but the actual missed years is 49.
        • So where stand the credits and debits? Well,
          • at the beginning of verse 7, the credit (leaving out Abraham) was 56.
          • That, coupled with the 70 years owed the Temple, raised the credit to 126, which thus balanced to the years owed ON the First Temple.
          • Paying off those years would result in absolute time going 14 years over, but THEN Abraham's remaining early supermaturation credit, balanced.
          • So the remaining credits and debits are 0, by 460 (end of verse 8) and 397BC (end of verse 10), respectively.
          • That leaves ONLY the 7 years due ON the initial 49 missed-but-now-reimbursed sabbatical years. So Isaiah debits the 7 syllables from verse 9.
          • He does this as another contra account. Just as David's living longer generated a 7-year 'good' credit to offset the 'bad' civil war, yet pushed time 14 years over, so also Temple Rebuilding generates a 7-year credit.
          • So instead of Isaiah 53:9-10 equalling 70, it's 63. In real time, that takes you to 397BC, when the voting period ends, which was the end of Moses' Psalm 90 SABBATICAL meaning (since Moses measured time from Adam via the 70-year voting periods).
          • So now Isaiah balances to Moses in that second way (the first having been in absolute promise time, 460 BC).
          • So now the non-elapsed 7 years due on the 49, is 'financed' by real Temple rebuilding time. Because, the world gets time to live due TO the Temple, standing. That's why Isaiah 53:9 and 11, sum 56 years, stressing the fact that the actual 7 reserved, can only play AFTER Christ comes to pay (verse 11, basis for reserve in Daniel 9:27). So now you know why Daniel 9:25 says '49', not '56'.
        • Thus you have THREE 56's to reference the 14-year overages on
          • Hezekiah credit offset by Manasseh, Isaiah 53:1-2.
          • The 56 years from Temple Destruction to Cyrus' death, showing the extra 7 years owed (49 missed sabbaticals +7 years owed on them) -- won't be paid.
          • Finally, the two 28's in verses 9 and 11 show the initial 14-year overage on the FIRST David, persists after the LAST David, dies.
          • Which 14 years is 'made up' by the initial credit from Abraham. So Isaiah's double debits of 7 syllables from the 84 in Psalm 90, and from Isaiah 53:9, show this added 14 years is made up by the time Messiah dies. And also, warns of Him being rejected by the Jews and thus dying earlier. Because, He's SUCCESSFUL on the Cross, and hence BUYS the Time, Gal 4:4. Buys the Time, at the End of Time, and In Time for Time to continue for All Time, Hebrews 10:10-14.
          • Thus you have three 70's to reference how these overages END UP at the 'net' 14:
            • Although Manasseh was bad, he did repent, so the 14 years is reimbursed to him, in Isaiah 53:3; then came 'good' Josiah. The latter's sons were not good, but until the fourth generation they last. So verses 3-4 total 70 years.
            • In verses 7-8, the Temple gets rebuilt, so the initial Jeremiah 25:12 judgement 'loan' being repaid, the 70 years can be reimbursed -- which then balances the Temple time books to Moses' Psalm 90:17, as noted above.
            • The third 70 is Isaiah 53:11-12, to show that the 14-year overage from the First David, remained for the Last David, to successfully Pay for Time. Balanced by, the remaining 14-year credit on Abraham's early supermaturation.
          • So the SINGLE 14 which Moses used in Psalm 90, is paralleled with a SINGLE (ending) 14 in Isaiah 53. The total added debit was 28, gross, so Isaiah 53 equals 490-28 syllables. Offset by the two contra accounts, for David and Temple, you have the same remainder, 14. Offset by, the 'credit' of Abraham.

      • So now Daniel 9's 62 weeks, balances to Isaiah and Moses.
        • For the First Temple stood 364 years (950BC-586BC); it's in ellipsis between Isaiah 53:10 (the Contract to Pay) and 11 (the actual payment on the Cross).
        • So in Isaiah, that takes you to 33BC, when the extra 70 years (364+70=434), in Isaiah 53:11-12, begins. That's when Octavian (later Augustus) began to war with Marc Anthony. Stage now set for Empire, which will facilitate travel to see Messiah.
        • The period ends with Messiah's scheduled death of 37AD, in both Isaiah 53:12 and Daniel 9:26.
        • That endpoint thus reflects the 14 syllable-years reserved as preceding the Millennium, in Psalm 90:1-4.
        • Notice how in both cases, the 50-year allotment for harvesting the GENTILES is in ellipsis, since that's a voting period for THEM, not Jewish time.
        • So that's why Daniel 9:26-27, doesn't add the 50 in. It's not part of the Jewish Time accounting.
        • So 64 years are predicted to precede the Millennium by Moses, not 14. [As you can see, it's a fatal mistake to use lunar accounting; that completely ignores (and thus masks) the birthday and solar Accounting God uses from Genesis 5, forward. That's why both Christians and Jews have mistimed Bible, for centuries.]
        • Since only 14 of these years belong to the Jews, and they must play post-Messiah: 7 is reserved for after He comes, during this last 70-year piece, Daniel 9:26. And the second 7, is the Tribulation, Daniel 9:27.
        • For Jewish Time RUNS OUT, cannot exceed the credit from Abraham.

      • But Messiah is killed seven years EARLY. So there remained 14 years to play. So Matthew 1 uses three 14's as a trenchant rhetorical reminder of Isaiah 53's meter, in crafting his genealogy. He only counts the 42 legitimate generations (i.e., leaving out Athalia's kids). Of course, that weaves in Moses' Psalm 90, especially the two sections which Isaiah 'split' to 'house' the Decree. Since Jews memorized the OT, they'd notice the numbering. Isaiah counted on it. So did Matthew. Luke indirectly does the same thing, crafting 77 generations in Luke 3, playing on Last David via first David's death age. And of course, 77 is visually '14', and visually '490'. Trenchant reminder that the 'generation' of Daniel 9:26 has yet to finish, when Luke writes! [Yet one more proof Gospels are written early. This rhetoric wouldn't have punch if Matthew and Luke were written any later than 62 AD. Temple still had to be STANDING for this rhetoric to 'bite' you. Of course Luke weaves his Gospel AROUND Matthew's, so you know Matthew's was first. The 'Q scholars' are incompetent, sorry.]
      • So now the Time Credit from Abraham, shifts:
        • The 40-year wilderness wandering had initially been an offset to Abraham's early supermaturation, which explains why Moses only puts the remaining 14 in Psalm 90:1-4's 'decree' (reserve) section.
        • Had Israel timely accepted Christ, there would only be a 7-year remainder and a 50 year remainder, long depicted by Passover and Pentecost, respectively. (Omer should be dated from the END of Passover week, Numbers 28:25-26. So that makes 57 days.)
        • But she didn't. So an anomaly ensues. The time the LAND should have Jews on it, ends up shorted 40 years. For on the original schedule, the 40 years from Abraham's credit presupposed she'd be IN Israel the entire last 57 years; that's why she could wander those 40 years.
        • For she was a covenanted nation without Land, for her first 40 years. So that's like giving the Gentiles 40 years, a duality.
        • On the other hand, her rejection means Church had to be inserted; so there is a ADDED covenantal group during what should be the Times of the Gentiles.
        • So Israel becomes a Land (temporarily) without covenant, so another duality ensues.
        • So to balance Time with respect to the LAND, the Temple remains standing. But notice how only 40 of the 50 added years could be granted. For that's all the 'bank' she had for the 'duality', balancing to that first wandering period.
        • And now, the Time books balance, except for that hanging extra seven, owing to Christ dying seven years too early.
        • It too must play as a duality, during the above 40 years -- mirroring the 'duality' of the period from David's initial Kingship at Hebron to the end of the civil war. It can't extend the time, because she killed Him rather than accepting Him. So she killed her time.
        • So civil war characterizes the last seven years, from 64-70AD, ending with the Temple's Destruction, just as Daniel 9:26 predicted. That 'pays' her the seven, during a duality, which after all occurs BECAUSE she killed Him.
        • Leaving only, the Tribulation. Yet Future.
        • Notice how the piggybacking of that first seven, means the Tribulation is FUNDED. For the LAND gets its remaining seven sabbaths owed on that 49 years missed back during Rehoboam through Temple Destruction, during 64-70AD.
        • So the Tribulation time, is genuinely OWED. To MESSIAH. For it was HIS Time that was debited, by Israel. And now, that time is funded. So now can be played, PRIOR TO His Second Advent. Just as promised, initially. But via a different accounting.

        Ultimate, precise, Divine Justice! Awesome accounting by God, isn't it? Could you ask for more proof of Messiah, than this? Why Jews -- and we Christians! -- miss all this precise BALANCED accounting, I'll never know. It's been sitting in our mutual Bible for centuries. Unread. Because aw, we are too BORED with the begats and ages and all that arcane Temple stuff! Maxima mea culpa, once I was also bored! And spanked for it! No doubt that every jot and tittle will be accounted for and balanced, at the Bema!

    30. Accounting Date. Temple Destruction date of 9th Ab (10th, per Jeremiah 52:12), is most commonly depicted as 586 BC, in our dating system. So if you wanted, you could just count backwards from that. Exodus then becomes 1440 BC, and Adam's Fall then becomes 4106 BC, at the beginning of the Genesis 5 roster. NOT, the beginning of creation, for just as we saw here with the Temple, days aren't numbered until a FALL occurs. Israel's days are numbered from the razing of the Temple, forward.
    31. Accounting Entirety. Entire timeline is thus visible, all the way back to Adam: just add up all the Genesis 5 siring ages through Terah's siring of Abram. GeneYrs.xls already does that for you, in its Column G. You can then plug in the other dates Bible gives, to get the other events. If you choose a different BC/AD date than 586 for Temple destruction, notice how the whole timeline is impacted, so you can self-audit both for the alternative destruction date -- or any other BC/AD date you're testing.

    32. Accounting Forward. Forward from Temple Destruction you have an exact chronology from Daniel 9, which mirrors Isaiah 53's meter. Bible's Dating method is a) from GOD's decree (Dan 9:24, quoting from Jer 25:11) not a human king's, b) measured in solar years, which has been the convention since Adam, c) follows the 490 accounting system you now can see play since Adam, i.e., 490 years after Seth is born, Enoch is born; 490 years after Shem is born, Isaac is born, etc.

    33. Accounting Grace. So now the Time Books balance again. Thus we saw in "AA", Temple's Destruction relative to the Exodus, which occurred 490 years after Joseph's enslavement, is dated +490 (=Exodus)+490 (=Temple Dedication) +364 (=490-126). So going forward, +70+70+49, for a total of 490+364+140+49, 1043 years since the Exodus, which equals 586 BC -70 -70 -49 =397BC, when Canon Completed. Isaiah 53's Hebrew meter tallies to this from Isa53:1 through 53:10. Video on this shows in the white table, above.
    34. Accounting Halt-point. So going forward, +70+70+49, for a total of 490+364+140+49, 1043 years since the Exodus, finishing off the "49" accounting piece in Daniel 9. So next, the '62 weeks', another 434 years. So, 1043 years +434=1477th anniversary of the Exodus, was the scheduled 'end' of Messiah. So 397BC-434=37AD, which is the 1000th anniversary of David's death, which we saw was 963 BC, back in point V-W. This tallies to Isaiah 53's Hebrew meter, verses 1 through 12, as shown in the video above.

      Notice that had Israel accepted Him, the Daniel 9:26 forecast of 2nd Temple Destruction, could have followed either immediately after the Crucifixion, or later. How do you know? Because both events are stated as "AFTER the 62 weeks" (Hebrew and LXX use the same terminology). So you know it's a deadline, a schedule. BY that point both things would have happened. So even in the original game plan, the 2nd Temple was going to be destroyed until the very end, as the rest of Daniel 9:26 notes. So you know that Daniel 9:27's Temple, is FAKE. So you know there is a HIATUS between Daniel 9:26, and Daniel 9:27. Which hiatus wouldn't need to be mentioned, as Pentecost and Jubilee long depicted it; that hiatus, was the time for harvesting the Gentiles. So, Daniel 9:27 lists the final seven years of history before what we know as the 2nd Advent, thus showing how Daniel 9:24 gets fully done.

    35. Accounting Interpretation. So you know not only that 37AD is the deadline for Messiah's death, but the all-important, WHY.Can't prove a prophetical interp correct until you know The Why. Now, you do: it had to occur on a schedule, for a NEW 1000-year grant and a NEW 490-year grant, to occur. Which, Messiah would PURCHASE, as David's 1000-year time grant deadlines intervened. So only if Messiah came and FINISHED, could the seven-year remainder of the "old" grant -- precedent of the 1st Temple -- play. Grafting in!

    36. Seven years prior to David's death, would be 970 BC. Lots of 'scholarly' agreement on that being the ending date of David's kingship, except that everyone uses Josephus rather than Bible, so misinterprets age 70 as David's death age. So all prophetic interps 'out there' are wrong, even though 30 AD is the right ending date. They misconclude a wrong WHY. So that's why everyone scrambles to use lunar years. Else they come up with seven years too many.
    37. For David's rule began with seven years of civil war, and his last seven years of life also were plagued by it, as you'll learn from 2 Samuel plus 1Kings 1-2, and the companion ending of 1Chronicles (start in Chapter 23) through 2Chronicles 2. During his last seven years alive, God had David prepare the Temple service (etc.) which would begin upon his death, fulfilling 2Sam7. Warning, Bill Robinson! David did not die when he was age 70!
    38. Isaiah long beforehand reminds the reader about David dying at 77, crafting that double-promise as the number of Hebrew syllables for 'generating' the 77th son Messiah decree, Isaiah 52:13-15 (true beginning for Chapter 53 in Hebrew). Of course, 70+7=77, 7 7 is two sevens, and 70*7 is 490. "Seven" in Hebrew means "promise" (play on day when God rested, all work over).
    39. Matthew didn't miss it, taking 3x14 (14 being 7+7), as his genealogy number base (legitimate generations), in Matthew 1: for Isaiah 52:13-14 covers the Jews, and is 42 syllables long. So now you know WHY Matthew uses the 14's, you know it's not wrong (so all his detractors didn't do their homework).
    40. Luke didn't miss it, keying off the entire 77 syllables in Isaiah 52:13-15, since verse 15 covers the Gentiles -- to make the 77th-son genealogy (from Mary) listing, Luke 3. So Luke's not wrong, either. (Oh: scratch the second "Cainan" in Luke 3 if you find it, some scribe stuck that in there to tally to a bad copy of an LXX Genesis 5 roster.)
    41. So notice: David did rule 40 years, 2Sam5:4. So Christ must be allotted that lifetime, as well. For Christ must be BORN a king, and in TIME to pick up the 1000-year mantle from David as David's Greater Son, Psalm 110:1.
    42. So notice: 963+1000-40= 4 BC. In order to have the same 40 years, Christ would have to be BORN then. Haggai 2's witty play on Zerubbabel's "seed" name (zeru=seed) tells you Christ's Birthday will be 25 Chislev (sundown of the 24th), which is later known as the first day of CHANUKAH. [My pastor explained the Lord's Chanukah 4 BC birthdate in his year 2000 classes. Email me if you want the lesson numbers.]
    43. So notice: 963+40=1004 BC, when David becomes King of All Israel, 2Sam5:3-5. It must be accounted as late 1004 BC (during the last six months of the year, 2Sam3:5). So treat it as 1003 BC in most calculations.
    44. So notice: Christ is 33 years old when He dies (Luke 3:23+13:7 compared to Matt21:18-20, among other verses), on what would have been the third Passover since He began His Ministry, John 2:23+John 6:4+ John 13:1ff. Pretty straightforward.
    45. Thus you know He dies seven years prior to His 37AD deadline, hence in 30 AD.

    46. So 30 AD is the 1000th anniversary of David's retirement, tying also in Character: both kings lay down their crowns for the sake of the people. Temple can't be built until David dies. Salvation can't be built until Christ dies. Church can't be built until Christ dies. Time can't continue unless Christ dies, Daniel 9:26 -- due to, David's 1000th anniversary of death limitation. Temple's 2nd 490 had it never been razed, was also 30 AD, so Christ dies seven years early to Become the Temple Made Without Hands, even as David retired seven years early to prepare for Him. Notice how the parallels Match In Meaning, are multiple, convergent, and fulfill the promise of 2Sam7.

    47. So further notice: if you plug backwards to the Exodus, you'll find that 30 AD is the 1470th anniversary of the initial Passover, which you can prove occurred in 1440 BC, from the other Bible numbers. And to the very day of that initial Passover, from John's wry Greek sarcasm in John 19 (covered in PassPlot.htm's "paraskeue" verse section). Scholars well know this sarcasm. They don't seem to 'remember' that if the Jewish calendar wasn't intercalated, Passover would officially run FOUR DAYS FAST, which is how the Lord could eat the Passover and yet BE the Passover, which is John's wry point. Odd how 'scholars' use lunar years when God doesn't, but don't recognize lunar years when God does. And repeat that error into a continual travesty called 'Good Friday', for centuries. For Passover's first and last days are treated as 'high sabbaths', no matter on which day of the week they fall. That week, they fell on Sundays (which in Jewish law start Saturday night), so the Lord was crucified on Wednesday, just like the Bible says. The above PassPlot link in this point "AU" provides the golden details. :)
    48. So notice: if you plug backwards to Adam, you're in the 4136th year from his Fall.
    49. So notice: the 4200nd year from Adam is the 4th 1050 from his Fall.
    50. So notice: the extra 7 years Christ died short, plus the seven in Daniel 9:27 plus 50 years which always represented the last 50 years prior to the Millennium (i.e., Isaiah 61), equals 64.
    51. So notice: seven days for Passover plus another 50 days takes you to Pentecost, just like Numbers 28:25-26 tell you. That's 56 days if you start your count AFTER Passover ends like Isaiah does, in his Hebrew meter (twice, see the videos in the white table above, or in Isa53trans.htm).
    52. So notice: another 56 days AFTER Pentecost, is 9th Ab, which Isaiah also references (ibid). Each month was 30 days long, to fit the fortnightly priestly courses.

    53. So notice: Titus invested Jerusalem but didn't begin the final takeover until Passover 70AD, finishing with the destruction of the Temple on what the Jews call 9th Ab of that year (other sources are Josephus, Atlas of Bible and Christianity by Tim Dowley (available at seminaries and Amazon), ISBE, Military History Magazine, Dec1995 issue, etc.).
    54. So notice: that completes the famous 40-year judgement period, as well as 'reimburses' the 33 Years Christ Lived, plus the 7-year shortage due to Jewish Rejection. Sure looks like God is orchestrating something, huh.

    55. So next notice, that since the Jubilee signified the 2nd Advent (that's why Christ quotes it when beginning His Ministry, see Luke 4:19), you now know when the 2nd Advent was supposed to occur: 94AD.
    56. 94AD-57=37AD-7=30 AD, when Christ died.
    57. 2nd Advent begins Millennium, so all history was supposed to end 1000+50 years later (the 50 as the rebellion/voting period), Rev 20:7. Hence the end of the world pre-Church, was supposed to be 1144 AD (94+1050).
    58. But Church was inserted, so the Daniel 9:26c trend lasts longer, Matt16:18.
    59. Replete with Two Stone stand-ins for the upcoming Two Witnesses, namely the Wailing Wall and Dumb Dome.
    60. Which Dumb Dome, Satan kindly furnished as a reminder of Daniel 9:26c via the Muslims, who have their own 'exodus' (called the "hegira"), 622 AD.
    61. Which year, is 490 years-7 (!) after the prior abomination, the pig temple atop the Holy of Holies when Jerusalem was rebuilt by Hadrian as Aelia Capitolina,
    62. 70 years after the 70AD Temple Destruction, mimicking the 586 BC-70-70 years from Daniel 9; this time by our own BC/AD Dating System, which back in 622 AD was newly adopted in some Catholic circles. What a cruel way to lampoon our ignorance of God's Accounting System for Time.
    63. Not to mention, the 'exodus' TO Jerusalem -- never mind Mecca was the claimed spot of Abraham's sacrifice -- which exodus, occurred in 638 AD, culminating in the BUILDING of that Dumb Dome on the same timetable of the First Temple, namely 7 years (again, 1Kings 6). Year construction began per my 1985 set of Encyclopedia Britannica was 685 AD, which of course nicely reverses 586 BC. Of course, you'd have to use our BC/AD dating system, to get the 'joke', and our system was brand-new at that time. (Click here for one of many BC/AD explanations on the web or in an encyclopedia.)
    64. Not to mention, about every 430 years (Exo12:40-41!) after the initial Muslim 'exodus', there's another invasion attempt upon Israel and specifically Jerusalem: 638 AD, 1073 AD, 1517 AD; and of course we're all familiar with 1948+ AD. You can proof the prior dates from the internet or in a good encyclopedia.
    65. So Satan's pretty keen on Bible's Dating System, too. He can't always be on time, though. Elaboration and videos on this 'deployment' are in LvS4a.htm#DomeWall.
    66. So we know God's Dating System still operates. Which we already know from Bible, since Christ is the Last Adam, 1Cor15:45, coming at the very end of Time, Daniel 9:26 + Gal 4:4.
    67. So GeneYrs.xls tracks that same System, reset to the Cross, up through about 2600 or so (Click here to view and download it).

      At some point, one must stop calling all this confluence, "coincidence". For the last 2000 years, did

      • the Jews,
      • Titus,
      • Hadrian, and
      • the Muslims
      • all CONSPIRE to corroborate CHRIST
      • per Dan9, Matt24 +Rev11?

      Again, the beauty of the BIBLE's dating system is you can posit any BC/AD date for any event, and notice how the entire timeline is impacted. That ENTIRENESS impact makes everything self-auditing, kinda like a trial balance in accounting, or balancing your checkbook. Especially, since in true accounting you must always MATCH EVENT CHARACTER to the number you're auditing; especially, since Bible dates in "years from" a person's age, so you know a) it's solar, and b) God's date must be accurate in Bible. Thus you can correct your dates without that weird 3-4 year gap from our BC/AD. (Somehow when the West converted to BC/AD, we dropped out 3-4 years of the Romans, so Even Christ Was Born Before Christ, lol.)

      The more difficult thing to demonstrate is the 'intercalation' system God follows, by using 490+70+490=1000+50. The white table above demonstrates how I learned of it. Then, GeneYrs.xls worksheet TESTS that construct with real Bible dates, created back in May 2004. In May 2008, Isaiah 53's meter patterns were proven; prior, I'd mistaken the difference in the LXX text (and gap in Isaiah scroll) to signify Hebrew text was missing. It wasn't missing.

      The Isaiah 53 surprise is covered live (click here), mostly in video format so you can see for yourself the process of discovery, and also the live Bible Hebrew and Greek. Isaiah 53's Hebrew meter patterns are phenomenal. One of those mathematical convergence marvels. When you go through the videos, you'll notice the careful ties between the content of the words, and the number of syllables; parallelling between different sections of the chapter; Bible numerology carefully deployed. So the meter confirms the entire 490+70+490 structure.

      But that's not all, as I learned in July 2008; the very same meter pattern provides a literal annual calendar from the time Isaiah writes, to the time of Messiah. So God is quoting Isaiah's meter to Daniel, and the 490-year structure was a reminder, not new information. So you also know the Isaiah 53 meter was intended to be a mnemonic, not those goofy, mystic, arcane Bible codes. So when you plot Bible's dates from Adam forward, you see Isaiah 53's meter reflected -- all the way back to the 1st Adam. GeneYrs.xls is a mere plotting of raw Bible Dates. (Post-96AD, man's dating is used.)

      So that begs the question of meter used as a convention for revealing the Dating System, as well as the dates themselves. When you plot the dates and then 'overlay' them with the 490+70+490 structure, you see who got the 490-year grants, why when and how; you see the huge import of the voting periods (voting history impact is panoramically reviewed in #9 of TenWaysThisTimelineDiffers.doc). You clearly see the qualification periods, and the many (at least seven) times in history when the world almost ended due to someone NOT getting a 490-year time grant until the last minute. But if it's so baldly portrayed by dates, it must be baldly shown in meter, too. Handy way to remember the timeline, if you have a catchy syllabification. Isaiah 53 cannot be the only example of this kind. I don't yet have time to review the rest of the Hebrew metering in the OT (likely in all Messianic passages, or passages about Time itself). Still, that rhetorical style should be elsewhere in the OT. Surely someone else can find it, too.

      The timeline needs to be refined further, especially for what months a thing occurs. The timeline will be accurate within six months, but since the Bible uses specific dates (i.e., with the Flood, Exodus, Temple construction and Dedication, Christ's Birth and Death dates), it should be possible to refine Bible's major events to exact months, if not exact days. In particular -- since Antiochus IV made such a big stink of desolating the 2nd Temple on an anniversary of its foundation -- it looks like David was crowned at Jerusalem on 24-25 Chislev, but I can't prove it yet. So if you come up with refinements, I'd really appreciate an email.

    6b. So do you believe in the Books of Enoch, Jubilees? In the Talmud? For the 490+70+490=1000+50 is also very similar to what the Talmud has long said about the timing of Messiah. No, I don't believe in any of those books. Enoch isn't preserved in what should have been the original-language text, and its own verses are slapstick satire against God. Bible refutes the so-called "Book of Enoch" at every turn. Skip it. As for the mystical Book of Jubilees, at best you can say it's a corruption of what the Jews used to know of God's calendar for time; lots of goofy stuff in there, too.

    Talmud is far less goofy, but some of the rabbis recorded in it misread the Bible, especially Rambam; and that is partly why the Jewish calendar is famous for being SHORT by about 200 years. So all its dates are off. That's why the Jews themselves can't figure out when Exodus happened, and misdate it. So I didn't use the Talmud. In fact, only now in 2009, five years after learning God's Accounting System for Time strictly from the BIBLE, am I reading what the Talmud also says. I'm reading Talmud now, because I need to account for WHY the Jews went wrong in their Accounting for Time. Bible is so clear and witty on this, I'm dumbfounded that the Jews themselves, misread it.

    Bible is all I need to know God's Time Rules, though. So that's all you need, too: God's Word has the whole story:


    6c. Okay, so then why did YOU get this 'information' about how God Orchestrates Time? Why not a pastor or respectable Bible scholar? Why not the Jews? For you make all them out to be wrong. What makes you so special?
    1. This accusation hits me every day. I'm always asking God, "why me? Why a woman??" For I'm as conservative as you can get. NOT a woman's libber, k?

        And here's the answer: women are used to save men time. Whew. Remember Hulda? She was just a dry cleaning lady (2 Ki. 22:14; 2 Chr. 34:22). But she knew Bible. When Hilkiah went to her rather than to his own son Jeremiah (Jer 1:1) who'd already been instructing Josiah for five years, she said what Jeremiah would have said, thus supporting the man with the authority. Okay, so I can play librarian, research assistant, even secretary; since I've been trained under a man with authority (my pastor, who taught the whole congregation of which I am a part) -- to READ the Bible. [Jeremiah was commissioned by God to go against his family. It's a running theme of Jeremiah, which at times is referenced, i.e., at the end of Jeremiah 5, Jeremiah 7; as a result, his own clan wanted to kill him, Jeremiah 11:19 through 12:6; so God condemned them, (12:10 and passim, like 13:13, 14:13ff), gave Jeremiah to find the LOST BIBLE which was in the Temple, Jeremiah 15:16 (context is 15:10, 15-21). He must have given it to his father, who had distanced himself from his son and claimed credit for finding the Bible, 2Kings 22:8.]

        Now, if I screw up somewhere, God will alert the reader. And if what this 'brainout' writes is accurate, then it HAD to come from Him, and He will attest to that, too. Because, He IS The Authority. Whew.

        So then someone with authority who scans the internet looking for information or ideas, can use what he finds here, under his OWN authority, since after all, he has to vet the material before God, himself. So, it belongs to him, not to 'brainout'. Double-whew.

      Moreover, aside from the gender problem, I'm extremely uncomfortable being 'the only one' who knows this material. That's why it's anonymously published at no cost to anyone. If God is 'in' it, He'll witness to it. If God is not 'in' it, He'll witness to that, too. So my extreme discomfort is allayed, for any mistakes I've made will be clearly witnessed by none other than God Himself. Whew. Else, I'd want to crawl under a rock. Some people like being 'the only one' or the 'first' in a thing. I hate it. To me, "fun" means pointing out how good someone else is. I hate criticising or saying someone else is wrong: totally unpleasant. Kill me now is how I really feel, if you must know.

      On the other hand, by giving it to someone outside the 'scholarly' circle, then the rabbis, pastors & scholars don't have to fight turf wars with each other. They hate doing that, you know. But we laymen like our football teams. So they are constrained to be politically-correct, and defend whatever denominational turf they occupy. But if on the other hand, this essentially pan-denominational information which vindicates the Jews as well, is given to a mere nobody, moi -- who's not on anyone's turf -- then no turf wars have to be fought. Cute, huh.

      I hope you know, that this all started solely because I wanted to better understand a doctrine my own pastor taught, namely that Believers Buy Time, a subset of his "Blessing by Association" doctrine he's taught since the 1960's. If I knew the proofing and answers would lead to this huge doctrine that requires a (happy) retooling of all we thought we knew was in Bible -- I'd have shied away from publishing it. But I didn't know. Accountants are too busy ACCOUNTING to appreciate the effects, until after the accounting is done. That's their job, for crying out loud.

      Only after it was all 'out there' did I begin to understand the import. So just ignore this 'brainout'. The doctrine is provably in the Bible.

      Look: if you're a pastor you can just vet the information and then YOU own it, it's YOUR authority, and "brainout" is completely irrelevant. If it makes you feel nervous to be silent how you stumbled across the material, you can say GOD led you to this silly 'brainout' but then GOD caused you to INDEPENDENTLY prove it true. So then 'brainout' is irrelevant, right? For GOD did the work, not 'brainout'. He used Balaam's ass, so he also used a 'brainout' to disclose something, that's all.

      For look how HE works, how HE saves us time in vetting Bible, how HE advertises HIS Son: the Dispensational Bible scholars and Jews are vindicated by Bible's information on how God Orchestrates Time -- they just misaccount, their own vindication. The Real Messiah Has Already Come -- and you know precisely when, going back year by year all the way to Adam's Fall. So far from proving them wrong, God proves to everyone else via His Word, that they are right -- but in a different way.

      Moreover, everyone in any denomination as well as all Jews, has a vested interest in wanting to prove the Bible's dates. We misaccount the Genesis story. We misaccount when the Exodus happened. Okay, so we can breast-beat for five seconds, and then see the gorgeous vindication FROM THE BIBLE, of what it DOES say. Lots of money gets made from all that retooling, providing jobs for people. And best of all, our faith in the Bible is vindicated. Sure, it will take a century or more for all that retooling to be done, and there will be a lot of opposition, too. So what? There's always been the time lag between truth and its recognition, and opposition is Satan's goal anyway. Let the arguments play out, that's how God wants it, as we all long know.

    2. Since I'm not special, if I get the information, it proves even any old dippy brainout can understand how Bible's Accounting System for Time works. That, is provably true. Granted, it took two years of studying and plotting the Bible's dates, but that's grunt work. The resulting interpretation just leaps off the page at you, won't require special abilities. Well, any Bible information always requires God's Abilities to enable perception, but you get that if you keep using 1Jn1:9 when you sin. (Holy Spirit won't Fill with His perception, a believer in a state of sin. Any unbeliever can instantly become a believer, the nanosecond he believes Christ paid for his sins.)

    3. If God gives the information to a brainout rather than to a respectable pastor or a Bible scholar, no one has the right to 'trust' it. Therefore the content must be vetted. And, once vetted, the material belongs also to the one who vetted it, for now that person has independent proof. See how elegant a solution that is? You OWN it once you prove it out. Not, brainout. YOU, whether you are a brainout yourself, a pastor, a scholar. For because a 'brainout' can prove it, then no one is excluded from owning it. God gives to everyone.

    4. Had God given this information to a Bible scholar or pastor (and maybe He did, but I find none published), then all other pastors would feel politically compelled to comment and take sides. That's a problem in academia, science, etc. So by not giving it to a pastor, this arguing doesn't have to occur, saving them all a lot of time and angst.

    5. Now, as people are caused to run into this material, they are caused by God, not by brainout; so the material is given them by God, not by brainout. So they are not beholding to brainout. So again, had the material been given to a pastor, there would be some obligation to credit the pastor. But NO obligation, if given to a brainout, especially since no one can even find this material unless God causes that to happen. Emails I get tell me this -- "God sent me to your websites". Yeah, He did. Which means, the material is not mine, and the person got the information from God, just like I did. Sure, I wrote it out, but that's only a secretarial function. You don't credit the secretary typing the letter, as the author of the letter, do you? So you don't credit someone writing again what's already written in Bible, as being the author of what's already written, right?

    6. So now as people come to independently vet and thus own the material, no one is competing with anyone else. It's just like personal Bible study. I'm not competing with or siding with you if I independently read Bible and am caused to see the same meaning in it that you do, right? You got it independently from God, and so did I. Again, notice how the religious tendency of man to fuss and fight as if God were a football, is completely bypassed.

    7. Now, I got this information because I asked GOD. Anyone can ask. But apparently asking God about how He orchestrates Time is not something people have done, going by the lack of information on the topic. The Jewish calendar reflects that they don't ask. Our Christian pulpits reflect that we don't ask. Anyone who asks, gets. But of course we find all those begats, cubits, dates, rather boring.

      Now, I wouldn't have asked either, but my own pastor taught that believers are caused to buy time as part of a doctrine he called "Blessing by Association"; I couldn't prove the buying-time claim from Bible. The only information I knew of was Genesis 5 and Daniel 9. So finally I asked God where in Bible the answer was, and how to audit it, so I could even understand what "buying time" meant. That was in May 2004, resulting in Mirroring.htm, GeneYrs.xls, and TenWaysThisTimelineDiffers.doc. In 2008, I was caused to find the meter in Isaiah 53, and that was a huge shock. Again, the videos about that discovery are in the main webpage on Isaiah 53, Isa53trans.htm.

    8. Now, it's true there's a lot of bad Bible scholarship by Christians and Jews (and unbelievers for that matter). That's always been true, and Bible is full of explanation on why: seeing we all don't see, and hearing, we don't hear, because seeing we won't see, and hearing we won't hear. Human volition is generally negative. So if negative, then we didn't ask for correction, but wanted to believe whatever WE came up with as the 'answer'.

      Now, when this happens God does two things: He makes the correction public, but He also makes it private. This, to give those wrong a kind of grace -- the information is available, but not slapping them in the face. So they can change their mind. After all, if one person is given the information, then all are the intended recipients. The Jews got Bible, and thus all the human race is to get it. The apostles got the NT, and thus the whole human race can get it. Same with any interp of the Bible. The conduit isn't important: the MESSAGE is important. Here, we're talking about what's Already In Writing, but we didn't see. We have the same Word, all of us. But yet it's still a volitional option, what we want to see in the same Word.

      Now, when a person is faced with the overwhelming majority being wrong, but the Bible being right, he should pick the Bible. So maybe that's another and final reason why this brainout got the information, so it can sit anonymously like a needle in a webbed haystack. Thus someone finding it can privately decide whether to go with the crowd, or with Bible.

    7. Why are you anti-Muslim? I'm not anti-Muslim, I'm anti-Islam. I didn't start out that way. Funny how when you actually study a topic, you learn much. Satan uses Islam. Part IVa of the Thinking series covers that, and GeneYrs.xls tracks Satan's use of Islam in history (sparsely, at present). Independently-made historical videos on Youtube which help you see this are in my "TIMELINES" playlist. My Youtube site is partly dedicated to exposing the evil that is Islam, because it provides ready access to both sides, and the real-time commentary by both Muslims and non-Muslims. Muslims themselves are the best proof of Islam's evil, sorry. You should see this for yourself. I didn't believe Islam was itself that evil, until I did the research.

    8. You spend a lot of time lambasting Bible Translations. Isn't that unfair? What right do you have to say it's mistranslated? Bible mistranslation is a well-known fact. To be silent about that, is wrong. When the Word of God is Murdered, and I know that, I say so. What an audience does with that witness, is none of my business.

      A lot of people are invested with their 'positions' on Bible, but I'm not one of them. It's not an ego thing for me, it's a quest for answers. Now, no one can get an interpretation or translation wholly correct. Progressive understanding is the goal, instead. The spiritual life is one of God Teaching You The Meaning He Put In Bible. So whatever you know 'today', is less than you'll ideally know, 'tomorrow'. So to say a translation or interpretation is wrong, is just a statement, no more; if God is in that statement, He'll witness to the fact when someone reads or hears it.

      Bible translations include words or phrases that are not in the original-language texts. More often, they also omit what IS in the Bible. Moreover, some of the words in the original-language texts are NOT Bible, but are treated as if they are. So you must test every single verse as you read. Now, there's this art-science called "textual criticism" which has been constantly trying to ascertain if certain verses are really part of the Bible or not; whether some verses or even whole books, belong to the Bible but are missing. It's a nightmarish exercise, for you often look at a desiccated fragment of papyrus or vellum, the ink barely visible, trying to make out if what you view is an iota or a sigma. So it takes years of hard work by many people. Frankly, they all deserve HUGE salaries. Anyone working with the original-language texts, does.

      Now you, the learner of God, have a quicker way to establish whether what you read is valid or not: ask God. Generally, those involved in textual criticism ask others in their own field, for that is expected. However you have the Royal Privilege of asking God directly, as you read. So do you? Or do you rely on dear Dr. So-and-So? You know God wants you to study under a pastor -- but pastors, teachers, scholars in Bible are also fallible. God, though, is not.

      So you, the learner of God, have an Infallible Method For Establishing Divine Writ: Ask God As You Read. The scholar isn't allowed to use this method; he must use forensic methods which will forever be inconclusive. You, by contrast, can just ask God and He'll show you How The Text THREADS And FITS from Genesis to Revelation. That's the test of Divine Writ. Every Bible verse must pass that test. The ones which do not, become obvious. Example: there's a lot of debate over John 7:53-8:11, many claiming it wasn't originally part of John's Gospel, forensically. So then you go to God and ask Him to show you where and how it fits, IF it fits. And, He will. :)

      Thus you see the Genius of God's Design. Bible is a very difficult Book to understand, even though often it's written in simple language, even in the original. It's difficult, because so much controversy surrounds it; it's difficult, because it's been trashed and mashed and mangled and reconstructed over the centuries -- yet for all that, all you have to do is ask God if the verse you're reading, is really His. Ask God for what interpretation, you should get. And God will enable you to understand it. So, see: though centuries of controversy and tons of commentaries rage pro- and con- Bible, you can quickly sift through all that just by asking God.

      Now, when you ask God, you still must do a lot of legwork. He gives you the answer, but then wants you to prove it forensically, just like an academe involved in textual criticism must do. The difference is, God will show you Where To Look For The Conclusive Evidence. And where you always look, is to The DOCTRINAL Fit of the disputed passage, words, verse, book, whatever. If it fits DOCTRINALLY -- meaning, the text threads forward from all prior Divine Writ -- then it belongs to God. That's a massive testing exercise, but you learn much in the process, far more than if the Bible were this little catechism no one disputed. Same testing rule applies to translating or interpreting a verse or passage. Ask God. Then, dig, asking God the meanwhile. You'll get the 100% proof. Conclusively. I'm dead serious about this: God INTENDS this process. So the confusion and controversy are TRAINING AIDS in your learning Him. Even the wrath of man, praises God. So learn to revel, in it.

      Now, this wrath comes from a 'respectable' source. For a really big problem in Christian 'scholarship' is that people ask other people, rather than asking God. Pathetic, really. If GOD is the author, I should ask the Author, not people. Sure, God has delegated teaching and scholarship authority to people, and I respect and enjoy their learning -- but they are HUMAN, so for God's sake, they shouldn't be EXPECTED to be as right as God is. So, one looks at the people, what they say -- but then goes to GOD about it all.

      Ergo, if I want to know whether 1Jn5:7-8 is really part of Bible -- most scholars will tell you it is not -- I just ask God. Then, I research. As I do, I'm still asking God as I read the raging controversy over this verse pair, and then draw conclusions before God. There are many disputed passages. Just look up "textual criticism" on the internet, and have fun going through them all -- asking God while you do so, since you alone will be standing before Him on Judgement Day for what you conclude.

      Remember, this is the devil's world. So the devil must have his day, and all the devilish wrangling over Bible by those for and against it, must play out. "Filling all in all", as God puts it in Ephesians 1 (end). Letting all the arguments play out.

        Remember Pharaoh's magicians? They counterfeited the 'signs' of Moses. So too, Satan has his own Bible 'scholars' to counterfeit, so that you mislearn Bible or come to distrust it. These scholars will look just like the real ones, the tares among God's wheat. So the tares will have degrees, fancy language, and above all will be graceless. That is how you detect them. The Word of God doesn't matter to them, but rather they value the world's approval, conventions, etc. Hence they will seem on the surface to be of God, but just scratch that surface a little bit, and you see the wolf underneath.

        Thus when it comes to Bible, you must be alert. Always breathe 1Jn1:9 when you read something, scholarly or otherwise, to detect whether God is in it. And understand, the play of Satan's strategy in history, to obfuscate Bible, is deliberately allowed BY God, to run its course. For nothing stops God from proving Himself and His Word to you, Isaiah 55. All you need do, is ask Him.

        At the end of the day, you stand or fall based on what you believe, so auditing what you believe is a must. Besides, it's really enjoyable. The journey of learning Him. House-to-house battle. So when you come across some doubtful words, just know that the popular or 'respected' opinion of them, will be anti-God. So be sure to ask God what HE means, and where HE is behind what words. Saves a lot of wear and tear.

      Now, only the original words God authored are inspired. The battle is, being sure what those words are. Arrogant denominations claim THEY determined what was Holy Writ or not, but the truth is, only God is the Infallible Witness. So just keep asking Him, as you read. And learn to read, in the original-language texts. There will be a pastor who teaches from those texts, since God's goal is for everyone to be able to read the original-language texts for himself.

      Reading Bible in the original-language texts is not the provence of the elites. Pastors should be teaching it in those texts, and you can find such pastors. Now, lazy people who don't want to know the Word, would rather have elites; flipside, to be elite appeals to ego. Yet the Holy Spirit's Power unleashed (hence the need for 1Jn1:9 so you stay 'online' with Him) means anyone can learn to read those texts. I did, under my own pastor. So you can, too. It isn't hard, especially now with computers and great Bible software. So get cracking. For many centuries people did not get the Word in all its richness as you can have. So you can learn the Same Words as Christ Got and Spoke. God designed the Bible so everyone could have it, Hebrews 10:15-17, 1Cor13:13. It became available every time people wanted it, but history shows how we wanted the elites, instead. Now, too many people just want The Real Word, so guess what? Now you can get it on computer!

    9. What Bible translation do you recommend? None. Not the ones being developed online now, nor any in the past. I use many translations as I study, but that only to save time. When I want to be sure of what the words are, or what they mean, I always go to the original-language texts.

      Every Bible translation has a guiding "philosophy" behind it. If you know that "philosophy", you can profit from using translations. For example, the "philosophy" behind the KJV and NASB, is literality. So they will always seek to translate the same Hebrew or Greek word with the same English word, as those Bibles are designed to be studied in conjunction with the original-language texts. In short, when the KJV was written, it was deemed inferior to the original-language texts; as an aid for pastors and students, it translated words in a predictable manner, so you could more easily follow the original. Thus, when you saw "save" in the NT, you'd know that "sozw" was usually the Greek word underlying "save". Made it simpler to teach a congregation, and easier for the congregation, to check that what the pastor said was right.

      Other Bibles emphasize comprehension of the material as a whole. As a result, they sacrifice exactness of the real Bible words, for words which essentially paraphrase what they think the Bible means in a verse. Bible in Basic English, New Living Translation, English Standard Version are examples. Sometimes, they derive brilliant translations. More often, the translations are flat wrong. For one of the problems in this "philosophy" is to lower the standard for "comprehension" to what they decide the average reader can understand. Dumbed-down Bibles are only good for people who want a dumbed-down relationship with God. And, that's what they'll get.

      Still other Bibles try to strike a balance between comprehension, and literality. Among these are the Darby translation, NIV, New Jerusalem, Revised Standard. I find myself using these often, in conjunction with KJV or NASB. The contention of the 'balance' philosophy is that literality leads to confusion and downright mistranslation, which is true. Yet it's recognized that one should always track to the original-language texts, so some degree of literality is sought, i.e., trying to translate "save" everywhere "sozw" occurs in the original, yet distinguishing it as "rescue" or "deliver" when the salvation of eternity, is not the verse's focus. Again, it's impossible to translate the Word rightly. You do as much as you can.

      There's a disturbing trend among Bible translations today to cut out passages which are impolitic. So these new translations (since the 1980's) seek to make God gender-neutral, to bland out violence and other politically-sensitive statements in the Bible. I wouldn't buy one of those Bibles if you put a gun to my head. The biggest problem in Bible collation of the original-language texts and in translation has been OBSCURING what God says, in the name of getting people to like the Bible. Forget that. If you don't want God, then don't pretend you do by settling for some fuzzed-over, made-nice text. Bible isn't politically-correct. Learn that early. Ask God why. There are really important reasons why the Bible uses nasty language, violent language, etc. Learn what they are, or don't bother to learn Bible at all. Just believe in Christ, that He paid for your sins, and you'll go to heaven. Ignorant, but honest.

    10. Why should I read what you write, when I can read what someone respectable says, especially since they disagree with you? I've no clue why you should read what I write, whether I were respectable or not, or whether what I write agreed with anyone. Really, you shouldn't read unless God directs you to do so, as God would have a will about how you use your time. So ask Him, not me, whether you should read.

      Frankly, if you use respectability as the criterion for what you decide to read, then respectability matters to you more than truth. You should know by now that respectability is no guarantee of competence, truth-speaking, intent, or anything else. All "respectability" really tells you is that the person deemed "respectable" is approved by his peer group or by people in general. Yeah, Mussolini and Hitler were once popular.

      Go By CONTENT, not by who says what. Else, you will be fooled. So if the content of my webpages has its own merit -- then didn't GOD make it so? Surely I did not. Gotta tell ya, when I read comments in Youtube or webpages, blogs, scholarly treatises, I don't give a flip who says the words, I want to know if the words are a) something God wants me to know, and b) valid for whatever reasons He wants me to know them. For everything in life is used by God to teach you.. His Son. Pro or con, good or bad, silly or smart. So Go By Content, not speaker's approval rating.

      If it matters, I almost never like what I write. I almost never like my videos. There's always something wrong with the presentation, in my view. The webpages are too long and wordy; I didn't even know how to make a video until December 2007, so am still learning. So if your question aims to establish whether I'm trying to advocate you believe as I do, rest easy: I'm not. We each turn over what we believe, and audit it. Spiritual growth happens only if you keep thinking over Bible on a daily basis. It doesn't come by works, rituals, believing what dear Dr. So-and-So says. It comes from being online with God, via 1Jn1:9 and learning and living on Bible He commissioned. Now, if reading what someone else says helps you do that, great. Doesn't mean you must agree with what you read. Does mean you better analyze why you believe, agree, disagree. For you only take your own soul, to heaven.

    11. You use a lot of Greek terms which are famous in Gnosticism. Are you Gnostic? LOL no!!! The terms are BIBLE terms, and yeah most of them in the NT are tweaking the Gnostics for being such dummies. Gnosticism dates back to the Age of Pericles and even earlier. I can't tell if it really originated with the Chinese, or with the Jewish Kabbala goofballs -- what we call Kabbalism really started back during the Judges (circa 1350 BC or so), and has morphed many times. So scratch any notion that my use of terms like "sophia", "pistis", "pleroma" are gnostic terms. THEY ARE BIBLE TERMS, and they go all the way back in the OT, too. Sound hermeneutics: BIBLE CONTEXT determines a meaning, and my webpages are on the Bible, not on anything else. For example, Paul, John, and the writer of Hebrews (someone post-Paul, writing just after Paul died) all tweak the Gnostics. Paul uses Pleroma a lot because he's constantly showing God's Superior Begetting -- "pleroma" has this internal connotation of being "full" of a god via impregnation. John seems to like to use "phos" (Light) a lot, tweaking the Gnostics there. The writer of Hebrews uses teleiow and plerow in tandem to show the change in covenant from Israel to Church (elaborating on the two walls of Ephesians 2). I forget what terms Peter uses, but he gets in some good tweaks, too. So when you see my webpages use these terms, they are the Bible's definitions, never the Gnostics. :)

    12. Why don't you use your real name? Who are you? Isn't it disrespectful to be anonymous? I don't use my real name because who I am, shouldn't matter. Content matters, not the person saying it. The nickname "brainout" derives from Ephesians 4:23, which is a command to be refreshed, reinvigorated BY AGENCY OF the Spirit (verse is mistranslated). Now, think about that: if you aren't in the Spirit, your brain is OUT. Doesn't matter how smart you are, doesn't matter what credentials you have, doesn't matter how respected or approved you are among other humans. So I'm just a "brainout", no matter what people may think of me in real life. So if I respect God, then my own name shouldn't matter.

    13. The Bible is a corrupted book of myths. How can you believe in it? Bible proves itself Divinely true to anyone who reads it carefully. For it takes God's Perspicacity to comprehend the Bible, and He gives that to you, as you read. The Bible is an extremely sophisticated book and requires one study it with care. Few do that, so their ineptitude is blamed on the Bible. See, the Bible is supposed to be the Word of God so it must be written in a manner which displays God in all His facets. That way you know human ability and intelligence aren't corrupting the book. So, it takes time to analyze and vet.

      The chief mechanism Bible uses to display Divine Authorship is a rhetorical device today called "parallelism". How things are similar. This parallelism begins in Genesis 1:1 and THREADS throughout the Bible. Each verse beginning at the beginning, introduces or elaborates on concepts and principles which were covered prior. Thus, for example, when you read the Book of Daniel, EVERYTHING PRIOR to that Book which was Divine Writ, must be threaded into and through, Daniel. Very precise threading is required. So for example in Daniel, the book is about the end of time, because time was supposed to end with the destruction of the Temple. So the question became, why didn't time end? Revelation is on the same theme as Daniel, and for the same reason.

      So, in Daniel, the answer to why Time did not end, is predicated on a promise which gave birth to the Temple's destruction in the first place, a Time promise which is the primary Accounting Piece for VOTING PERIOD, since Adam: 70 years. If that contingency was met (enough voting positive, unlike the Flood), then history would be granted; Daniel is gradually told in parallelism, how that future history would play. He's not given the whole story at once, because it will not PLAY all at once, and because it will PLAY in parallelism. So the beast that was Babylon, is first presented, but it is an archetype, PARALLEL TO future beasts to follow it. So thesauretical versions of the first beast, are the rest. See the pattern?

      In Revelation, these threads from Daniel, are all finalized. That's one way you know Revelation is the last book of the Bible. All the threads, COMPLETE. So forget all the goofy nonsense of revelation given after 96AD. It is finished. Time, threads, everything.

      Thus you have parallelism in the sense of a continuing thesauretical series of analogies all linked together, and you have parallelism in the sense of further discourse/revelation about the same topics, carrying forward in time and purpose. For, the Bible is a sheaf of legal documents about the Angelic Trial of which we humans are the witnesses. So you have depositional parallelisms, contractual parallelisms, forensic parallelisms, etc. All the material you need to prove God exists, is actually within the text itself. 100% proof, is there.

      Think of it as a tapestry. If there's a weaving error in the tapestry, you could say it was of human origin. If no weaving error, then it has to be of divine origin. Now, if the tapestry has no flaws but someone comes in and attacks some of the threads, then those would be visible, a forensic task which alike uncovers when and who and how the attacks, were made. So it is with this woven Word. We can tell where it was attacked, and what was changed. So now you know two things: 1) that the original is Divine, and 2) how someone tried to de-Vine it. That's more information than if you only had 1)! So what some call corruptions, actually prove the Bible more Divine than ever.

      A common argument which makes me chuckle is that "perfection" of Bible ought to be defined in terms of FORM. So if there is a scribal error, then it's not from God. Now, think about the fallacy of that premise. If Bible had to be perfect in FORM to be from God, how can you learn the Divine Power of perfecting YOU? Yet if you get FROM GOD as you read, the very message He intended from the text, however mangled it seems in form -- then you see how God can perfect you, too.

      The claim of Bible's Perfection is called "Verbal Plenary Inspiration". Meaning, that God so supernaturally empowered the writers, that without waiving ANYTHING in their own personality or nature, He nonetheless transmits His Complete Communication to mankind exactly as He intended, perfectly. So now think: if some scribe miscopied something or left out some portion of that original Divine Writ, God would know that. God would therefore know how to make sure that some OTHER scribe included a correct version of what got messed up. So in aggregate, you have all the same words as God originally intended. We have so many copies, it becomes easy to know where the errors are. Yeah, there are a lot of errors. You just try to type many sentences and see how often you must backspace or correct them later. Moreover, most of the errors are like this: "ths eror n neeeds t b corected." Can't you still tell what the sentence means?

        Moreover, the form errors teach you stuff as well:
      • they teach you the problems people who copied the text faced,
      • they prove Bible's doctrine about how we are disinterested in it,
      • they prove how Satan & Co. attack Bible -- thereby testifying it's THE Word of God,
      • most often, they prove ADDED LAYERS OF MEANING in the text which I wouldn't have noticed if I weren't chasing down the error!

        So I'm GLAD the text isn't perfect in form: I learn Bible so much better due to those errors!

      Clever way for God to prove Himself to you, huh. So it remains true that despite imperfections in form, that the Word of God is indeed inerrant and infallible -- which truth, God will gladly PROVE to you as you read His Word. I see that proof every single day, even when I don't want to see it. The proof is overwhelming. So I can empathize with people who want to run away from God. I just can't do it anymore, that's all.

      In sum, the content of the Bible, its perspicacity, prophecy, and myriads of other information, always foils its critics, generation after generation. People misread it, and prove to have been slipshod in their homework. People are stumped by the meanings, and within their lifetimes the stumps are removed. At the very time when people were stumped by some of the words in the Greek text of Bible, Hebrew text was found to prove where the Greek had been ineptly de-vined. When people were stumped by locations in the Bible, there was some archeological discovery which helped them prove the locations. For example, for centuries people had no proof Babylon existed, but weren't stumped by it; so too, many other places cited in the Bible, were buried under tons of rubble. Yet those places were unearthed, during the lifetime of people contesting their Biblical validity.

      In short, there's no book like the Bible for coherency and accuracy. And in time, God 'answers' all objections. Right ON time, too. In parallelism. Two Witnesses. Two Natures. God-man, get it?

      Now, I suppose to someone whose interest in God is nearly zero or negative, the Bible wouldn't make much sense. Neither, would nuclear physics. And, therefore being unable to read it, such a negative person would blame the book for the person's own inability. Thus such a person would call it corrupted, and a 'myth'. Fine. The rest of us will go right on learning and living on it, growing in Him.

    14. What do you mean by Scripture verses having "multistoried meanings"? Are you an allegoricist?

    Not at all. If anything, I think even those among us who recognize that Scripture should be literally interpreted, aren't being literal enough. The multistoried-meaning comments are meant to show God literally means what He says, and in more detail than we give credence. For example, Christ updates Psalm 82:6 in John 10:34-36: note the very clever wording on the UPGRADE, in John 10:36. Literally. Sons from the Son. Oh, but we don't take Him literally, and deem ourselves 'humble'! What arrogance.

    What's the point of GETTING the "mind of Christ" if it won't transform our thinking, Romans 12:1-3? And if our thinking is transformed to BECOME His, what does that make us, functionally? If the Holy Spirit is God and He is; if He runs our thinking, and He does; then we are "sons of God in Christ Jesus" -- literally.

    Notice then, the storeys:

    We sell God's LITERAL purpose in Christ, quintessentially expressed in Isaiah 53:10-11 five LXX infinitives, quoted endlessly throughout the NT -- at too low a level, in both pulpits and common conversation. Because, we are UNCOMFORTABLE interpreting Scripture literally. Hence our anthropocentric teaching and Bible academia is sickening. It's not about sin. It's not about what the usually-retarded Church Fathers or Reformers thought or taught. It's not about the history of Christianity, or its various, always-dinky theologies. It's about CHRIST. Literally. Forget everything else.

    Sorry to be so harsh, but it's the sordid printout of Churchinanity's history that we mouth "God" all the time, but learn Him, not at all. We learn the names of scholars, rattling them off like mathematicians have to do (i.e., Planck's Constant, named after a guy rather than a descriptive name). So we endlessly quote other people, rather than going back to the Word directly. So we learn our rituals, our arguments with each other, our theological positions -- but not God.

    So we learn from history that we learn nothing from history. Just as God literally predicted, and as He faithfully portrayed by giving us His 490-year Accounting for Time Scheme from Adam forward -- a scheme very clearly displayed directly IN the Bible, but Christendom has yet to learn it. Instead, we seek to date from extra-Biblical sources, we read the Bible wrong, and then blame the Bible for being obtuse. Literally.


    15. Oh, you're just parroting your pastor or imposing your presuppositions on Bible like everyone else.

    There is a time when that argument can be made: when the person hasn't vetted his beliefs or the pastor's teaching. Most Christians haven't done this, and I'd not have done it either, for I'm as lazy as anyone else: but I didn't understand the "big picture" so I really didn't know what to believe. God, I believe. Everyone else including me, better pay cash upfront. :)

    Still, I don't know until and unless I can see it in Bible. So a pastor's real job is to teach you how to read Bible yourself. Just like in any other school, the teacher teaches you his own learning, so you then can see for yourself, independently. When it comes to Bible, you never outgrow a teacher (and frankly that remains true in all other disciplines as well) -- but you do reach a point where you don't need to hold to a certain view. Your need changes to "what's really the TRUTH?"

    People who tell you they only care about the truth are many. You can tell if their claims are true, by the way they listen, correct themselves, and keep revising WHAT they believe true. That's supposed to be how science works, but in fact it has stuck its heels in the thoroughly-groundless, 'theory' (really, bad hypothesis) of evolution. Same, with many Christians. They claim to only want the truth, but like the evolutionists, don't do their homework.

    Seeing how everyone else is biased and gets it wrong, I trust myself, not at all. So I'm writing to test coherence of what I think I know of Bible, FROM Bible. And if Bible disagrees with me on some point, then I change. No problem. I can't possibly know Truth as well as it truly is, so there's always a correction needed. That's not a flaw, that's called Learning.

    Often I'll appear dogmatic, but that's only because I've done everything I know of to disprove or prove a tenet in Bible, and there's no competing conclusion. That still doesn't mean I understand the proven conclusion as well as I should. So the certainty you see in the webpages, doesn't mean anything about me at all -- but rather it's certainty about the tenet in question, based usually on the reasons stated (space permitting).

    So there's no guarantee that what you see in these pages today, will be here tomorrow. Depends on what 'corrections' I need.

    16. Oh, there's a lot of new and unproven theology in your webpages. You should stick with what's proven.

    Actually, nothing in the webpages is new. Uncommon, yes. Rarely known today, yes. Not known maybe for 2000 years -- the 490-year Accounting for Time Doctrine went lost beginning with those spiritual retards, the 'Church Fathers', rejecting Rapture -- yes. But certainly not 'new'. It's all in the Bible, and that's how I learned the 'theology' you see in the webpages. I wasn't trying to develop one. I was trying to see how all the doctrinal pieces fit together, and test. That a 'theology' came out from all this which largely happens to agree with what my pastor taught, was a surprise. I didn't expect it, and it didn't matter. So again, you can't say the information here is unique. For he'd been teaching it for 53 years. I just didn't see the proof. Now, I do. Now, you can too.

    Frankly, much of the material flies above our conventional theological divisions, so demonstrates commonalities in all of them. The biggest 'theology' which came out from the writing is a refinement and extreme elaboration on a) the Nature of God, and b) the nature of His Plan for our lives. You could add a c), total proof that the Rapture is valid (that surprises me no end, because I was always neutral about the Rapture, and should not have been). You could also add a d), how the devil messes with us, in more empirically-provable detail than I can find elsewhere. Yet a)-d) is but corollaic to fundamental doctrines we all (at least should) know. So you can prove them. That's the other purpose of the webpages: provability.

    Now, that most people don't know of this information is quite beside the point. And, now that the pages exist and the information can be tested, it doesn't matter that I got the information one way, but you another way, because it's all in the Bible and can be proven many ways.

    Reiterating: these webpages came about because I did not understand what my pastor taught, so he got it from Bible, but no pastor can sufficiently explain within only one hour's daily class. So, I asked God. Really, it was that simple. Because my pastor taught Bible in the original-language texts, I was able to read it to see, asking God the meanwhile, constantly being 'reminded' (principle of John 14:26) of places in Bible to look test, analyze. 60-hour research weeks, 8 years of them. So now, I understand. Anyone else can do the same thing.

    That's why you use 1Jn1:9 and ask God for more information. Same as when you go to regular school, you have homework to do; the teacher can't say all that needs to be learned. Since this is God's Word and HE knows what He means and what HE gave your pastor to teach, He can teach you. He won't do that, if you don't ask. But if you do ask, when you are between sins you can learn, and indeed prove fully what He means. It takes God's Power -- after all, God Alone Knows What He Means. So if you ASK, then you too can learn. If you don't ask, then you don't learn.

    The problem is we don't ask. We think we're supposed to learn on our own power, and we pride ourselves on how much we fantasize we know. Or, we pride ourselves on being unable to know, excusing our ignorance in the name of human limitations -- as if God were so incompetent or cruel, He'd not be able to bridge that limitation gap. So if you don't know, ask. Else, go do something else. Most wasted life on the planet, is a religious one. Either study Bible to learn God for Himself, or go do something else.

    17. Oh, what you write here will revolutionize Christianity!

    No, what God wrote in Bible revolutionizes Christianity. I'm only evidence that any ol' brainout can learn Bible. So now you have the information too, and if you understand it such that you make this comment, then God gave you that information, not me. So, see? You Own It Just As Much As I Do. It's not 'my' writing. It's Bible's, using a donkey mouth. Which, any brainout can know.

    That's why I'm anonymous. There are too many 'Christian' books, too many 'authors' being credited, too little Bible being consulted, today. If you don't know who 'brainout' is, then you can't credit me. It's not my material, it's Bible. Which, when you prove it yourself before God, becomes His Gift to you, and I'm not involved.

    We get to replace our thinking with His. We don't have to live for ourselves, we don't have to run on the hamster's treadmill of constantly crediting ourselves or other people. We can just live to God, for God, of God, in God, 2Cor5:14-21. Whew. That's a revolutionary relief, huh.

    18. Oh, I hear your pastor is a false teacher!

    Jesus the Christ is both admired and hated by millions of people ever since He was here. So millions of people in history speak well and ill of Him. So too, Hitler was admired and hated by millions of people ever since he was living down here. So, many people in history speak well and ill of him. Who do you believe? Well if you're a stupid herdbound person who doesn't care about truth, you'll just follow your associates, and chirp the same thing. So if you're correct, you're still wrong, because you didn't do your own homework, but went with 'your' crowd.

    Now, the crowd aligning with one 'side' or another of a person will be a great testimony to the truth or the falsehood of that side. For when one takes a position on someone else, if the position is false -- the falsehood infects. So those anti- a person who is good, will display a growing soul sickness: progressively more petty, progressively more incompetent in comprehension, articulation, progressively more obsessed, judgmental, prone to believing wilder and wilder lies. In a word, childish.

    By contrast, when one takes a true position on someone else -- the truth 'infects'. Such a one will display a growing soul health: becomes progressively more generous (overlooking slights), more competent in comprehension, articulation; rather than becoming obsessive, the person becomes progressively more relaxed, far less inclined to be judgmental, and is more and more attuned to rationality. In a word, mature.

    Granted, both those who believe falsehoods (here, about a person) and those who believe truths, have their articulate spokesmen -- and their wackos. Just as fans of a good baseball player can be themselves crazy (i.e., killing someone who didn't like that baseball player, in the NAME of that player) -- so also fans of any teacher can be crazy.. or well-composed. So you can't go by behavior to evaluate the accuracy of a person's judgment about someone else. You have to evaluate the 'player', himself.

    Hearsay is inadmissable in court. Now you know why. So whatever you hear, ask: is this 'witness' sound of mind? And even if you think 'yes', are you right before God, to just accept that person's hearsay? Would you want that done of you?

    Notice I didn't answer the implied accusation in your question. God will; His is the only testimony which matters. God answers for and defends those He sent, beginning with His Son. God also answers for those He did not send, Jeremiah 26-28.

    19. Why don't you quote your sources?

    I do quote sources, where relevant, and I always provide Bible backup. However, generally this question is directed in reaction to statements which the reader hasn't heard authoritatively stated by some other human. I can't help what the reader doesn't know. And what I write, is generally provable by THINKING OVER what's said, by recourse to Bible, especially in the original-language texts, by recourse to lexicons, and by Googling. In short, what I write is either rarely discussed, or is downplayed in public. Everyone knows, for example, that translated Bibles are full of errors. The public doesn't like to hear that, so not much about the fact is publicly said.

    This creates a dilemma. If I were to individually document all the sources proving how well known are the controversies, those quoted might suffer taint. In fact, that is the primary reason why those 'in the know', don't fess up. Still, you can find much of this material if you dig.

    Additionally, the way the material 'adds up' to the conclusions you find in my webpages, is original research. You're given the information, how I got what I got, and then it's up to you if you agree on how I connected the 'dots' of information. You agree or you do not. That is your free right before the Lord. So again, it's not a lack of providing sources, but rather the fact the researched conclusions don't quote some 'respectable' person, in the reader's opinion. Again, that's a matter between God and you.

    Bible is meant to be The Authority. So I use it. Any drunk in Calcutta who correctly recites the Gospel is still using an AUTHORITY. That Authority is not tainted due to the fact that a drunk cites it. Neither is my authority an issue since I'm using THE BIBLE.

    Now, a lot of people all claim to be using the Bible, that the Bible proves what they say true, etc., please kneel here. They are trying to advance an agenda, they have something to sell. I don't have an agenda I need you to 'buy'. Instead, I need to document HOW something in the Bible PROVES a given contention or disproves it. I'm really interested in the Wording of the Word, because that's the only way you can be sure of WHAT it says. Sadly, people don't pay enough attention to the 'boring' stuff, the articles, prepositions, tenses, idioms, and important rhetorical styles like METER, which even today scholars dispute exists. Okay, then: if you don't LOOK at what the Bible says, you won't KNOW what it says. But you will, hallucinate.

    So here's the sad answer: we Christians have gotten away from THE BIBLE. So too, the scholars. Instead, everyone quotes the hearsay of someone else, be he an 'expert' or not. That's a despicable practice which gives rise to non-thinking use of Bible, and many a heresy has resulted. People prefer to believe based on the attractiveness of a person, rather than the Truth of the Bible.

    Sorry, I won't cave into that by making long bibliographies of 'sources' I've actually consulted, so you'll think well of me and what I say. That shouldn't be how you analyze. Experts lie. They are paid to lie. Not all experts, surely. But enough of them. Every denomination, every courtroom, has its 'experts' who are PAID to agree with whatever the 'employer' wants said. So how do you vet the 'experts'?

    Only one way to vet: use 1John1:9, ask GOD while you read, to testify to the accuracy or inaccuracy of WHAT you read. That's what I'm relying on you doing, when I write. That's what I do AS I write, and I'm constantly throwing stones at what I write, at my videos, non-stop. It's called AUDITING, and that's the constant practice John bids us do, in 1John4:1-6, a passage every Christian knows. So why aren't we doing it?

    See: You Go By Content, and analyze it Before The Lord, Job 34:3. Or, don't. Your call.

    20. What are your credentials?

    I get this question, often. We sheep are so mindless now, we consider nothing authoritative until and unless the person saying it has some initials after his name. We don't realize how easy it is to get a degree and yet never learn a thing. I can hire an 'expert' with 20 quite respectable-and-valid initials after his name for any position I want to take, at law. Or, Bible interpretation. The expert will hedge if he must, 'the data suggest', or 'it can be argued that', or 'it is possible' or 'scholars concur that' (not telling you how many, how good, how recent, or who). Fudge words.

    My 'credentials' are Bible itself. Its own words. If you can't read them and know what it says, then you have to talk to God. Use 1John1:9 like breathing, or you don't get His Perspicacity, so Bible will just be hot air, to you. That's the ONE Credential everyone needs, no matter how fluent they are with Bible words. Absent the Spirit's brains, your interpretation is TOAST.

    I learned how to read those words under a pastor who was anal about Hebrew and Greek words, syntax, grammar, and taught them daily. After 40 years, that knowledge gets inside even a brainout. And so I'm anal, too. If I find a mistake (and I always do), I fix it.

    I read a lot. I throw stones at everything, especially my own interpretations, because I'm always sure they are wrong. And I revise, edit, redo. That's it.

    So enfin, my credentials aren't mine, but God's. He will testify if He's "in" what you read/watch among 'my' stuff. Or, if I made a boo-boo. That's the best testimony there is, and even Balaam's ass can correctly interpret Scripture, if God is "in" it.

    God will NOT be "in" it, if you are slovenly about study. You can't just use 1John1:9, open the Bible and instantly know all of what a verse means. You have to plod. You have to dig. You have to ask questions. You have to Compare Scripture With Scripture. So it ends up meaning you have to do, all those things which the people who HAVE credentials, learned to do. Research. Doubt. Rethink. Reanalyze. Never Stand Pat On An Interpretation, for whatever you correctly know, you don't know ALL of it correctly enough. So even though God can make Balaam's ass correctly interpret Scripture, He expects us human donkeys to CARE about how He words His Word, by Seeking Diligently To Know -- from Him. That's Hebrews 11:6.

    So notice: too many scholars don't ask GOD about meaning, but go to other scholars' interpretations, catalog them, decide among them, and then take a position. So too, many an uneducated person goes by the hearsay of his friends, family, pastor, 'spiritual giant' (in his uninformed opinion). Again, eschewing consulting God. Not good.

    So it's a hybrid: you use 1John1:9 like breathing and keep on asking God. And, you apply yourself with the discipline and tools of the academic. God will enable that. I can't tell you how many times He caused me to know a grammar or syntax rule instantly while I was going over a passage. Then afterwards, I have to go look it up (due diligence, testing the spirits) and I find it in some academic tome. Then I learn more. In short, God will save you TIME in learning, but that's not an excuse to avoid learning.

    Of course, if you want to know what God means, rather than preen over how smart you are, you will want to learn. Just to know Him. All too often people use Bible and Bible scholarship as a weapon or a preening device. It's not God, they want to know. So, they won't know Him or His Word. No matter how educated they are. No matter how dumb they are.

    See: the Content Matters. So if it matters to YOU, then you go to whatever lengths are needed to learn it. That's what Greek spoudazw means, and why translators often mistranslate it as 'be diligent', cutting out the MOTIVE behind the motions, turning one's interest in God (the real reason why God enables you to know) into a preening function you do yourself.

    So the bottom line, is this. Your Credentials come from God, first. They won't turn on except between sins. Meaning: you had better use 1John1:9 like breathing or you will fancy yourself in the light, but be in darkness, 1John1:6. And YES you apply yourself with all the discipline of an academic. Which you won't do, even if an academic, if you don't want to know God.

    Sadly, many a pastor or Bible scholar has slipped into a worldly routine with God as a Designer Label. Truth to tell, many of them are weary from all the denominational infighting, the masses with their goofy ideas (like the Campingites) who a scholar or pastor is obliged to rebut; they are tired out from the same basic questions, the same childish debates. They have family life and obligations, and it becomes too easy (understandably so) to just cop out, go with the flow.

    So Christian theology has been in the playpen for centuries. Degreed, respectable, basic, childish, ever learning and never coming to a buildable knowledge of God (2Tim3:7).

    That's why people are leaving churches. That's why God had John the Baptist, a valid Levite priest, stay away from the Temple and go into the wilderness. But even so, you need a teacher, and under that teacher you need to be quite serious about How God Words His Word. Or, you can just spend your life, playing with your diapers.

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