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Our Juris Doctor curriculum trains students to practice in all areas of law, including corporate law, trial advocacy, health law, environmental law and public interest law. There are three components to the law school that combine to create its successful academic environment:

First, the collegial, scholarly interaction between its faculty and students. Second, Lawyering and Legal Reasoning. Know

Our Juris Doctor curriculum trains students to practice in all areas of law, including corporate law, trial advocacy, health law, environmental law and public interest law. There are three components to the law school that combine to create its successful academic environment:

First, the collegial, scholarly interaction between its faculty and students. Second, Lawyering and Legal Reasoning. Know

Operating as usual

07/26/2021

Lynn Hogewood, director of academic support, speaks for the entire Cumberland faculty and staff to wish all of this week’s bar examinees the best of luck. You’ve got this!

Cumberland School of Law’s nationally recognized advocacy program is expanding its footprint with the addition of a new ...
07/23/2021

Cumberland School of Law’s nationally recognized advocacy program is expanding its footprint with the addition of a new faculty member. In August, Matt Woodham '15 will assume the role of assistant professor of law and assistant director of trial advocacy.

“I am thrilled that Matt Woodham is joining the Cumberland advocacy faculty,” said Ramona Albin, associate professor of law and director of advocacy programs. “Matt not only has significant litigation experience, but he brings a deep understanding of our program as a coach, former student, and national trial team competitor. His addition will help us to continue to expand our program and lead in advocacy education.”

Read more: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/Cumberland-School-of-Law-Expands-Advocacy-Program-with-Addition-of-New-Faculty-Member.

Cumberland School of Law’s nationally recognized advocacy program is expanding its footprint with the addition of a new faculty member. In August, Matt Woodham '15 will assume the role of assistant professor of law and assistant director of trial advocacy.

“I am thrilled that Matt Woodham is joining the Cumberland advocacy faculty,” said Ramona Albin, associate professor of law and director of advocacy programs. “Matt not only has significant litigation experience, but he brings a deep understanding of our program as a coach, former student, and national trial team competitor. His addition will help us to continue to expand our program and lead in advocacy education.”

Read more: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/Cumberland-School-of-Law-Expands-Advocacy-Program-with-Addition-of-New-Faculty-Member.

Today, President Beck Taylor visited the law school as he makes his way across campus, orienting himself with our people...
07/22/2021

Today, President Beck Taylor visited the law school as he makes his way across campus, orienting himself with our people and our programs. We were honored to have you, President Taylor, and look forward to working with you to advance our institution!

Demetra Liggins '00 has joined McGuireWoods' Restructuring & Insolvency Department as a partner in the firm's Houston, T...
07/21/2021

Demetra Liggins '00 has joined McGuireWoods' Restructuring & Insolvency Department as a partner in the firm's Houston, Texas, office. She brings more than two decades of experience in business finance and restructuring for public and private companies to her new role.

In addition, Liggins is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and a sought-after speaker on bankruptcy and finance issues, as well as diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the wider business community. She co-founded Corporate Homie, an organization dedicated to helping women and minorities advance in corporate America. She also speaks at conferences and events around the country and hosts the Corporate Homie podcast. Last month, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity awarded Liggins a Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award and she has been recognized as a Law Firm Rainmaker by Diversity & the Bar magazine, a Minority Corporate Counsel Association publication.

Congratulations!

Demetra Liggins '00 has joined McGuireWoods' Restructuring & Insolvency Department as a partner in the firm's Houston, Texas, office. She brings more than two decades of experience in business finance and restructuring for public and private companies to her new role.

In addition, Liggins is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and a sought-after speaker on bankruptcy and finance issues, as well as diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the wider business community. She co-founded Corporate Homie, an organization dedicated to helping women and minorities advance in corporate America. She also speaks at conferences and events around the country and hosts the Corporate Homie podcast. Last month, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity awarded Liggins a Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award and she has been recognized as a Law Firm Rainmaker by Diversity & the Bar magazine, a Minority Corporate Counsel Association publication.

Congratulations!

Cumberland Law Review has extended its call for papers deadline for Vol. 52, Issue 2, which will focus on the latest dev...
07/20/2021

Cumberland Law Review has extended its call for papers deadline for Vol. 52, Issue 2, which will focus on the latest developments in technology and the law, including but not limited to: cybersecurity, e-discovery, data management, artificial intelligence, and intellectual property.

Further, in spring 2022, Cumberland Law Review will host its annual symposium centered on this topic. Authors could receive an invitation to speak at the symposium.

Please email your submission, and/or questions, to acquisitions editor Stephanie Lynge at [email protected] no later than Monday, August 2.

Cumberland Law Review has extended its call for papers deadline for Vol. 52, Issue 2, which will focus on the latest developments in technology and the law, including but not limited to: cybersecurity, e-discovery, data management, artificial intelligence, and intellectual property.

Further, in spring 2022, Cumberland Law Review will host its annual symposium centered on this topic. Authors could receive an invitation to speak at the symposium.

Please email your submission, and/or questions, to acquisitions editor Stephanie Lynge at [email protected] no later than Monday, August 2.

This summer, Cumberland School of Law rising second-year student Monroe Thornton III was one of four students in the nat...
07/19/2021

This summer, Cumberland School of Law rising second-year student Monroe Thornton III was one of four students in the nation to be named as a Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) fellow.

The fellowship, designed to provide more opportunities for students to learn the various pathways to the judiciary, provided Thornton with a stipend for his internship with Magistrate Judge John England III of the Northern District of Alabama.

Thornton said, “As a first-generation law student, this opportunity gave me the chance to learn and watch the practice of law — what you can’t get from a book. As an African American, I also enjoyed learning more about Judge England’s journey to the bench as the first black federal magistrate in the Northern District of Alabama.”

Read the full story here: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/Thornton-Named-One-of-the-Nations-First-Magistrate-Judges-Association-Fellows.

This summer, Cumberland School of Law rising second-year student Monroe Thornton III was one of four students in the nation to be named as a Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) fellow.

The fellowship, designed to provide more opportunities for students to learn the various pathways to the judiciary, provided Thornton with a stipend for his internship with Magistrate Judge John England III of the Northern District of Alabama.

Thornton said, “As a first-generation law student, this opportunity gave me the chance to learn and watch the practice of law — what you can’t get from a book. As an African American, I also enjoyed learning more about Judge England’s journey to the bench as the first black federal magistrate in the Northern District of Alabama.”

Read the full story here: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/Thornton-Named-One-of-the-Nations-First-Magistrate-Judges-Association-Fellows.

Chief Justice Paul Newby of the Supreme Court of North Carolina recognized Judge Julian Mann III ’74, as a "Friend of th...
07/16/2021

Chief Justice Paul Newby of the Supreme Court of North Carolina recognized Judge Julian Mann III ’74, as a "Friend of the Court" to celebrate the conclusion of Mann’s eighth term (almost 32 years) of service as chief administrative law judge and director of the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Congratulations, Judge Mann.

Chief Justice Paul Newby of the Supreme Court of North Carolina recognized Judge Julian Mann III ’74, as a "Friend of the Court" to celebrate the conclusion of Mann’s eighth term (almost 32 years) of service as chief administrative law judge and director of the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Congratulations, Judge Mann.

The Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) has announced its 2021-2022 officers. Included are many Cumberland lawyer...
07/15/2021

The Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) has announced its 2021-2022 officers. Included are many Cumberland lawyers:

Gerald C. Swann Jr. ’86, President (pictured)
Andrew J. Rutens ’92, Immediate Past President
Jonathan M. Hooks ’03, Secretary/Treasurer
Hannah Torbert Kennedy ’13, Young Lawyers Section (YLS) President

In addition, ADLA welcomed the following Cumberland lawyers as new members of its Board of Directors. They will serve a three-year term ending in 2024.

J. Mark Debro ’99, District 1
John P. Browning ’03, District 4

The Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) has announced its 2021-2022 officers. Included are many Cumberland lawyers:

Gerald C. Swann Jr. ’86, President (pictured)
Andrew J. Rutens ’92, Immediate Past President
Jonathan M. Hooks ’03, Secretary/Treasurer
Hannah Torbert Kennedy ’13, Young Lawyers Section (YLS) President

In addition, ADLA welcomed the following Cumberland lawyers as new members of its Board of Directors. They will serve a three-year term ending in 2024.

J. Mark Debro ’99, District 1
John P. Browning ’03, District 4

Cumberland School of Law associate professor Tim McFarlin has been selected to serve on the National Conference of Bar E...
07/14/2021

Cumberland School of Law associate professor Tim McFarlin has been selected to serve on the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Content Scope Committee. The NCBE invited applications from legal educators and practicing lawyers from across the country to join this committee aimed at shaping the future of the bar exam.

Cumberland is one of only 15 law schools to have an educator on the committee, and the only one in Alabama.

Read more about McFarlin's new appointment here: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/McFarlin-Selected-for-National-Committee-to-Shape-the-Future-of-the-Bar-Exam.

Cumberland School of Law associate professor Tim McFarlin has been selected to serve on the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Content Scope Committee. The NCBE invited applications from legal educators and practicing lawyers from across the country to join this committee aimed at shaping the future of the bar exam.

Cumberland is one of only 15 law schools to have an educator on the committee, and the only one in Alabama.

Read more about McFarlin's new appointment here: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/McFarlin-Selected-for-National-Committee-to-Shape-the-Future-of-the-Bar-Exam.

Cumberland School of Law’s Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) has been included in the Princeton Review’s 2021 list of th...
07/13/2021

Cumberland School of Law’s Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) has been included in the Princeton Review’s 2021 list of the Best Online Master of Studies in Law Programs. Cumberland’s program is listed among the top 31 programs for nonlawyers in the nation.

Current student, Tabitha Ernst-Chadwick said, “Even with over 20 years of experience, this program has taught me there is so much more to learn! It has enhanced my knowledge and understanding exponentially...Although it’s online, I feel like I’ve gotten to know my classmates, and I’ve learned as much from their thoughts and experiences as I have from the textbooks. I would certainly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in the law and self-development. No matter where you are in your career path, it’s worth it.”

Read the full story here: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/Cumberland-School-of-Law-Listed-Among-Top-in-the-Nation-for-Best-Master-of-Studies-in-Law-Programs

Cumberland School of Law’s Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) has been included in the Princeton Review’s 2021 list of the Best Online Master of Studies in Law Programs. Cumberland’s program is listed among the top 31 programs for nonlawyers in the nation.

Current student, Tabitha Ernst-Chadwick said, “Even with over 20 years of experience, this program has taught me there is so much more to learn! It has enhanced my knowledge and understanding exponentially...Although it’s online, I feel like I’ve gotten to know my classmates, and I’ve learned as much from their thoughts and experiences as I have from the textbooks. I would certainly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in the law and self-development. No matter where you are in your career path, it’s worth it.”

Read the full story here: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/Cumberland-School-of-Law-Listed-Among-Top-in-the-Nation-for-Best-Master-of-Studies-in-Law-Programs

On June 30, Shelby County (Alabama) EMA director, Hub Harvey Jr. ’92, received the Healthcare Professional of the Year a...
07/09/2021

On June 30, Shelby County (Alabama) EMA director, Hub Harvey Jr. ’92, received the Healthcare Professional of the Year award from the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. #CumberlandLawyersServe

On June 30, Shelby County (Alabama) EMA director, Hub Harvey Jr. ’92, received the Healthcare Professional of the Year award from the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. #CumberlandLawyersServe

Cumberland lawyers...picture yourself here...next week at our alumni reception at the Alabama State Bar annual meeting (...
07/08/2021

Cumberland lawyers...picture yourself here...next week at our alumni reception at the Alabama State Bar annual meeting (Thursday, July 15 at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spar in Point Clear, Alabama).

We're thrilled to be able to connect with our alumni in person in the coming months, including at next week's event and many gatherings this fall.

Bookmark our events page to learn about all upcoming events. We hope to see you soon!

https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/events

Cumberland lawyers...picture yourself here...next week at our alumni reception at the Alabama State Bar annual meeting (Thursday, July 15 at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spar in Point Clear, Alabama).

We're thrilled to be able to connect with our alumni in person in the coming months, including at next week's event and many gatherings this fall.

Bookmark our events page to learn about all upcoming events. We hope to see you soon!

https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/events

Charlie Peppler '77 has been selected as the new city attorney for the City of Pensacola, Florida. He will begin his new...
07/07/2021
Charlie Peppler selected as new Pensacola City Attorney

Charlie Peppler '77 has been selected as the new city attorney for the City of Pensacola, Florida.

He will begin his new role in September. #CumberlandLawyersServe

https://www.weartv.com/news/local/charlie-peppler-selected-as-new-pensacola-city-attorney

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The City of Pensacola has selected Charlie Peppler as the new City Attorney. Peppler is responsible for overseeing the city's Legal Department and acting as the legal advisor for the City of Pensacola and all of its elected and appointed officers. Peppler currently serves as the D...

07/01/2021
"Hello, Samford. It's been a while."

Samford's 19th presidency begins today! We look forward to the future under President Taylor’s leadership. #WelcomeBackPresidentTaylor

"I hope that future students feel encouraged and supported throughout their time at the law school. Scholarships assiste...
06/30/2021

"I hope that future students feel encouraged and supported throughout their time at the law school. Scholarships assisted me greatly in my education, and I am honored to have the opportunity to give back. I firmly believe that 'to whom much is given, much is required' (Luke 12:48). Cumberland has given me more than I can enumerate, and I hope that my support is equally impactful."

In this interview, Averie Armstead '19, an associate at Birmingham law firm Starnes Davis Florie LLP, expands upon her experience as a Cumberland School of Law student and why she gives back as an alumna.

https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/Why-I-Give-Averie-Armstead

"I hope that future students feel encouraged and supported throughout their time at the law school. Scholarships assisted me greatly in my education, and I am honored to have the opportunity to give back. I firmly believe that 'to whom much is given, much is required' (Luke 12:48). Cumberland has given me more than I can enumerate, and I hope that my support is equally impactful."

In this interview, Averie Armstead '19, an associate at Birmingham law firm Starnes Davis Florie LLP, expands upon her experience as a Cumberland School of Law student and why she gives back as an alumna.

https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/Why-I-Give-Averie-Armstead

Each year, Cumberland School of Law announces faculty recipients of two prestigious awards.The Lightfoot, Franklin & Whi...
06/22/2021

Each year, Cumberland School of Law announces faculty recipients of two prestigious awards.

The Lightfoot, Franklin & White Faculty Scholarship Award winners for 2020-2021 are:
Ramona C. Albin, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs
Tracey M. Roberts, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Assessment
Brannon P. Denning, Starnes Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Research and Development

The Harvey S. Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award winners for 2020-2021 are:
Jeff Anderson, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Lawyering and Legal Reasoning
William G. Ross, Albert P. Brewer Professor of Law and Ethics
Miriam Albert, Adjunct Professor

“We are fortunate to have such accomplished scholars and teachers on our faculty,” said Associate Dean Jill Evans. “The ability to recognize their contributions through these awards is reflective of how highly they are regarded by the entire Cumberland community.”

Full story: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/Cumberland-School-of-Law-Announces-Faculty-Award-Recipients-for-2020-2021-Academic-Year.

Each year, Cumberland School of Law announces faculty recipients of two prestigious awards.

The Lightfoot, Franklin & White Faculty Scholarship Award winners for 2020-2021 are:
Ramona C. Albin, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs
Tracey M. Roberts, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Assessment
Brannon P. Denning, Starnes Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Research and Development

The Harvey S. Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award winners for 2020-2021 are:
Jeff Anderson, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Lawyering and Legal Reasoning
William G. Ross, Albert P. Brewer Professor of Law and Ethics
Miriam Albert, Adjunct Professor

“We are fortunate to have such accomplished scholars and teachers on our faculty,” said Associate Dean Jill Evans. “The ability to recognize their contributions through these awards is reflective of how highly they are regarded by the entire Cumberland community.”

Full story: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/news/2021/Cumberland-School-of-Law-Announces-Faculty-Award-Recipients-for-2020-2021-Academic-Year.

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[The Key of David]: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1645245048864785&type=1&l=0dd2352f03 ^click on photos; albums: to access the scripture teachings.^ Also: http://biblestudyforlife.com/key_of_david.ht 2 Timothy 2:15 King James Version (KJV) 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. {[(HE=IS=A=RE+WARDER of them that diligently seek him); (Hebrews 11)]}: PLEASE, FINISH THIS BIBLE STUDY. Some are deceived. It is not that their pastor, who was mislead by false teaching, meant to deceive them, but that their teachers were mislead, and do not study God's Word chapter by chapter, verse by verse, line upon line, and precept upon precept, to discover the deeper truth in God's Word, the true doctrine of Christ. The seminaries require students to agree with false doctrine to graduate. Anyone that has and uses the Key of David has the true doctrine of Christ; 1 body; 1 doctrine. That is what He said. GOD EXPECTS IT: Jeremiah 23 (God is going to purge the earth of false teaching). Every under shepherd is responsible for their own flock, and will answer to God (1 Peter 4:17). Judgment starts at the pulpit. Those that hear the truth, yet run from it can be turned over to a reprobate mind. God is going to do something much more definite to those that hear, and believe not this message (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12). Nobody can ignore scripture, and be wise. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 reads beautifully in the English (it was written in the Greek, and you need to go research the words). Use the Key of David. Ask Him for the latter rain, and stay in His Word. You will wither without it, and most have not yet received it. They are still passing along the leavened bread of the Pharisees, who did not accept Christ as the Messiah, and Satan has others programmed to receive the first super natural entity that shows up claiming to be Christ. They are looking to be "raptured" out of here before the false Christ comes. They don't understand God's Plan. Christ cannot return until after Satan comes (2 Thessalonians 2). The false Christ (Satan), will come and claim that he is God, before the true Christ Jesus returns. The pre-tribulation rapture doctrine is false teaching. Christ is returning for a virgin bride, and those that worship the false Christ (Satan), thinking that he is the true Christ will no longer be spiritual virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). The oil in the lamp symbolizes the truth of God's Word / His Holy Spirit. There is a counterfeit spirit that mimics, but cannot duplicate the Holy Spirit. A person can often mistake a counterfeit (evil) when it stands in the role of the genuine (Holy Spirit) on matters that an individual does not know the truth about, yet believes something else they thought sounded right instead. Satan will use the errors in the person's understanding to spread the falsity throughout the congregation (Matthew 16:6). Furthermore, Satan planted false doctrines into the seminaries where and when he could, as subtly as possible so as not to be detected by the casual Christian, and even many students, scholars, and teachers. They take the doctrine that was taught to them by man, yet there is a point in the growth of a Christian where the person understands enough about God's Word to know how to have a Gospel conversation, and that they are commanded to find answers to the questions that arise from others, and themselves by studying deeper in His Word, and prayer. Satan uses religion, and loves the pulpit as one of the invisible hands of his beast system. There are 4 hidden dynasties Satan uses to bring about his one world beast system: education, economics, political, & religions (maybe his favorite because it is so blasphemous). Satan masquerades from inside the churches, and concentrates efforts on keeping the teachers, seminaries, pastors, elders, and church members in the darkness about the depths of God's Word, all the while singing hymns with them about the truths that are considered to be some of the milk of God's Word, and keeping them in the dark about discovering the true plan of God (Hosea 4:6). Of course, the person is responsible for researching, asking, and praying to the Father so that He reveal the meats, and deeper truths of His Word and plan to them (pray for the former and latter rains). This is not like having an issue with a vehicle that you cannot repair yourself, and sometimes take a mechanic's word for it. This is dealing with the eternal truth, and the eternal life of your soul, and others. God wrote His letter to us so that we would know what to do, and He expects those that have the opportunity to study it (seek the answers); have the ears and eyes, spiritually speaking, to pay attention and be seriously mindful (we are watchmen), ever learning from the Living Word. It is His design / will / plan (2 Timothy 2:15). {Mark 13; Luke 21; [Matthew 24 - the ones taken first are taken by the false Christ. The disciples remain in the field working (Matthew 24:13); Hebrews 9:26-28; 1 Thessalonians 4:17 = 1 Corinthians 15:52 (at the last trump). Deuteronomy 30:4; 32:5; Proverbs 10:30; Nehemiah 1:9; Isaiah 64:4; Zephaniah 3:8-9]}. ^ Paul could never give a word that would contradict, override, be outside of, or supersede the word of God / Christ. Moreover, Paul did not contradict himself. Out of the 7 churches in the book of Revelation, Christ is only pleased with 2 of the 7 (they are not deceived). Marvel not that the church is under great deception, for it is written that there will be a falling away, the "great apostasy." Many will worship the false Messiah. "The mystery of iniquity" has long been at work, as Paul said (2 Thessalonians 2). Plant the seeds of the truth of God's Word, pray, and be patient. (Matthew 13:30 - this is at the end of the Day of the Lord, yet it is parallel with the events that will transpire before that day / 2nd Advent / 7th trump). The disciples / saints / election / overcomers remain in the field working for a short season, until the true Christ returns. [2nd Advent; 7th trump; last trump; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 15:52 (last trump); Hebrews 9:26; Zechariah 9:10; Titus 2:13]. Ezekiel 13:20 King James Version (KJV) 20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly. MARK 13 - Jesus speaking, gives the order of events that consummate the end of this age. SOME OF OUR BRETHREN WOULD RATHER TAKE A WORD FROM PAUL, that is misunderstood by them, AND CLING TO THE FALSEHOOD OVER THE WORDS OF CHRIST. I WOULD QUESTION ANY PERSON THAT WOULD DO THAT. A PASTOR THAT WOULD DO THAT NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED. We are dealing with their congregation's souls, and spiritual virginity. 1 Thessalonians 4 ~ This was originally written in Greek, a fixed language. English is not a fixed language, and that puts a spin on things. It is important to take your concordance, and study to the roots of the words meanings, or you will run into confusion (Babylon; babyl; darkness; Satan's kingdom). Greek, being a fixed language, does not allow the subject to change. The subject here is: "where are the dead?" The subject cannot change to a false teaching of a pre-tribulation rapture. The second reference to this scripture is (1 Corinthians 15:50-55 - "at the final trump)." 1 Thessalonians 4:4). Stick with Christ and do not be a part of worshipping false idols, religions, other gods. 5). Love is honest, genuine, and true. 7). Holiness is bringing His Word forth, and not deceiving people. 10). Keep doing missionary work and spreading the Word. 11). "Quiet" = "sincere" (understood it). 13). "I don't want you to be ignorant about the dead, and where they are." The heathen don't know where the dead are. [Reference: Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 (the spirit returns to the Father); (2 Corinthians 5:7-8)]. 14). They are already with Him, all of the dead, every one. 15). [Reference: Ecclesiastes 12:7-8; "prevent" = "precede" (Greek). They are already gone. There is no way to beat them there. Some are on the wrong side of the gulf]. 16). The Trump of God is the last trump. The dead in Christ rise first because they are with Him. A person's spirit does not remain in the ground. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust for our earthly bodies have served their purposes. [Reference: 1 Corinthians 15:50-55 (50). Flesh gets crippled, cannot be eternal. (52). LAST TRUMP]. 17). Paul spoke colloquial Greek. "Air" = (Greek: (aer) (ah-ayr'); from aemi: "To breathe unconsciously, i.e. respire; by analogy to blow): "air" (as naturally circumambient). We are caught up in that spiritual body with the Lord; the breath of life; face. "Clouds" [Reference: Hebrews 12:1 (group, swarm, or gathering of witnesses; army that is coming with Christ]: [Reference: Ezekiel 13:2-3, 17-21 (here, "women" mean children of Israel, the seed of the nation (God's people). God is clearly AGAINST those that teach His people to fly to save their souls)]. In 2 Thessalonians 2, Paul makes it PERFECTLY CLEAR that there is no Pre-Tribulation "Rapture." We are to remain in the field, working until Christ's return, at the LAST TRUMP. We will be here with Christ. He reigns for 1,000 years (the Day of The Lord); (Revelation 20:4); (Hebrews 9:26); (Zechariah 9:10). {[Acts 1:1-11 / Zechariah 14:4] - HIS FEET WILL TOUCH THE GROUND}; Zechariah 9:9-10 (verse 9 = 1st advent; verse 10 = 2nd advent). God did not tell us to put on the Gospel armor so that we could fly away. [2 Thessalonians 2; 1 Thessalonians 5 ~ the "any-time doctrine" is false teaching, the anti-Christ (false Christ, false Messiah, the final king of Babylon, the dragon, the serpent, the little horn, the accuser, the desolator, Satan, comes first, at the 6th trump. He will be posing as Christ). The true Christ will not return until the 7th (last trump), as it is written (1 Corinthians 15:52; Hebrews 9:26). It cannot happen otherwise]. Proverbs 1:7 King James Version (KJV) 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 18:13 King James Version (KJV) 13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. 2 Thessalonians 2 King James Version (KJV) 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Romans 11:8 King James Version (KJV) 8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. Revelation 3:1). Spiritually dead. In a place of a lot of commerce. This brings distractions, religions, and false trails. Christianity is the reality. 2). Plant seeds, and do not support false teaching. 3). "[Hour" (of temptation): anti-Christ (instead of Christ) will try to persuade you spiritually to follow him, by means of any way that is false, but is guarded and disguised with some truth (2 Thessalonians 2)]; [New subject - "like a thief," because many people will think Christ is already here when the false Christ (Satan; the anti-Christ), comes pretending to be Christ, at the 6th trump). The deceived will be unpleasantly surprised when Christ Jesus returns at the 7th trump (Matthew 24:32-51 - the ones taken first are taken by Satan, as the false Christ. The disciples remain in the field working; Mark 13; Luke 21; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 15:52; Hebrews 9:26-28)]. 4). God's elect will stand. The white robes worn in heaven are woven together by our righteous acts (Revelation 19:8). 5). "Blotting out" (erasing). 7). "Philadelphia" (Brotherly Love). It is critical to understand: the key of David unlocks the meats of the true doctrine of God's Word, and includes knowing the genealogy of David, through which Christ came, and the genealogy of Cain, through which the Kenites came. It is much more than genealogy. This is imperative for understanding the mystery of the Kingdom. Study the mystery of the Kingdom, and the mystery of iniquity. [Note: the church members of Smyrna's teachings are this, as will be all of the church members]. The key of David unlocks the deeper understandings of God's Word, and locks God's Word whereby men cannot change it, as they have with many translations (the Kenites; Genesis 3:15-16; 1 Chronicles 2:55; Luke 11:52; John 8:44-45; Revelation 2:9; 3:9). 8). "Open door, and no man can shut it" (once you know the truth, you cannot be deceived. Always stick to the truth, it is a guarantee). "Yehovah" (YHVH; THE=SACRED=NAME of GOD). There is no letter "J" in the Hebrew alphabet. 9). All are gathered at Christ's feet, and bow to Him. It is not us they will bow to. We will be worshipping at the feet of Christ. 10). We know that Satan (the desolator) is the abomination of desolation, spoken of by the prophet (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14), and will come as the anti-Christ. Therefore, we are not unsuspecting, deceived, or tempted to worship Satan, pretending to be Christ (2 Thessalonians 2). 12). "Overcometh" (Mark 13; Luke 21; Matthew 24; Deuteronomy 32). "Pillar in the temple," (spiritually). He is the Temple, the Word, and the Body. [Reference: Revelation 21:22-27]. 13). Tuned to the Holy Spirit (discernment). 15). Be morally and spiritually correct. Stand for the truth, and be depended on for doing it. We need works (James 2:14-26). 18). Pray for spiritual "(eyes to see and ears to hear)," and for the former and latter rain, to be awake, watching, working in the field, and having understanding (Revelation 7:1-3; Revelation 9). "Buy gold tried by the fire," = works. The more you burn gold, the purer it gets. It is not that gold will hold a high future value, it is that it works well as a teaching aid for us to understand. 19). God will forgive. He loves, and corrects His children. We must do it His way. 20). Open your mind (heart) to Him, and know and understand His will and plan. He opens the door to understanding, removes confusion, and problems, bringing in peace in its proper resting place (abide). Seek, ask, and knock to receive revelation from His Word. Christ is the Prince of Peace, but there will not be world peace until after God's wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:3-7). 21). True Victory. 22). Christ is only pleased with 2 of the 7 churches in the many membered ONE body of Christ's Church (Revelation 1:11). It is our command to bring that many membered body into one accord, as is the body of Christ, and His Church (Bride). Understand that which is outside of Christ's doctrine is not in the body, but the Kingdom is like a net cast, and those things that don't belong are cast out. God gives us the opportunity to make corrections before receiving judgment. Do not be one that worships the false Christ. They will be attending a false wedding, having been beguiled by Satan, the false Christ. This is a test, and it will happen as God's Word says it will. It is impossible for it not to happen as God said, and impossible that it will not happen. Once again, for emphasis: IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN EXACTLY AS GOD SAID IT WILL (absolute guarantee).