The Future of Freedom Foundation

The Future of Freedom Foundation The mission of http://fff.org is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government.
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Our nation was founded on the principles of individual freedom, free markets, private property, and limited government. As the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution reflect, people have the natural and God-given rights to live their lives any way they choose, so long as their conduct is peaceful. It is the duty of government to protect, not destroy or infringe upon, these inherent and inalienable rights. For well over a century, the American people said “no” to such things as income taxation, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, public schooling, economic regulations, immigration controls, drug laws, gun control, paper money, the Federal Reserve, overseas empire, militarism, entangling alliances, and foreign wars. Despite the tragic exception of slavery, the result was the most prosperous, healthy, literate, and compassionate society in history. In the 20th century, however, America moved in the opposite direction—in the direction of socialism, interventionism, and imperialism. The result has been massive infringements on our economic liberty, civil liberties, gun rights, and privacy, along with out-of-control federal spending, debt, and inflation, all of which have reduced our prosperity, damaged our families, and weakened our sense of morality, self-reliance, and voluntary charity. The time has come for the American people to lead the world out of the statist morass in which it has plunged. The time has come to restore libertarian principles to our land. It is to that end that The Future of Freedom Foundation is dedicated.

Mission: The Future of Freedom Foundation was founded in 1989 by FFF president Jacob Hornberger with the aim of establishing an educational foundation that would advance an uncompromising case for libertarianism in the context of both foreign and domestic policy. The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government.

07/16/2020
FDR's New Deal Fiasco

Have you ever thought about the effect that Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal has had on American life today? Join FFF president Jacob Hornberger and Citadel professor Richard M. Ebeling on today's episode of The Libertarian Angle as they examine that question.

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"Why Shouldn’t Foreigners Be Free to Support U.S. Candidates?"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
07/16/2020
Why Shouldn’t Foreigners Be Free to Support U.S. Candidates? – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Why Shouldn’t Foreigners Be Free to Support U.S. Candidates?"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

President Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s jail sentence has re-raised the issue of Russia’s supposed involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign. Recall that the ostensible purpose of special prosecutor (and former FBI Director) Robert Mueller’s long, drawn-out investigation was to de...

"We have relinquished control over the most intimate aspects of our lives to government officials who are neither wiser,...
07/15/2020
Tyranny Without a Tyrant – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"We have relinquished control over the most intimate aspects of our lives to government officials who are neither wiser, smarter, nor more aware of what is really in our best interests." - John W. Whitehead

In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one can argue, to whom one can present grievances, on whom the pressures of power can be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is....

"Trump, Kennedy, and the Russia Collusion Delusion"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
07/15/2020
Trump, Kennedy, and the Russia Collusion Delusion – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Trump, Kennedy, and the Russia Collusion Delusion"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

President Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s jail sentence has brought the Russia collusion delusion back into the limelight. Special prosecutor (and former FBI Director) Robert Mueller, the lawyer in charge of conducting an in-depth investigation into whether Trump colluded with the Russians ...

"All possible effort must be made to resist and rationally respond to a “cancel culture” that would erase the history an...
07/14/2020
Save America from Cancel Culture – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"All possible effort must be made to resist and rationally respond to a “cancel culture” that would erase the history and memory of America from the minds of humankind." - Richard Ebeling

One of the new fashionable phrases has become “cancel culture,” the idea that ideas, institutions, and people of the present as well of the past must be overturned and dethroned from legitimacy and acceptance in society, so as to expunge the injustices, cruelties, and insensitivities existing in...

"Lawyer Licensure Is a Protection Racket"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
07/14/2020
Lawyer Licensure Is a Protection Racket – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Lawyer Licensure Is a Protection Racket"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

Given the difficulty of administering the July bar exam to California law school graduates in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is advocating that the state let new law graduates practice law without passing the state bar exam. In an editorial in today’s issue, the Times i...

"The drug war has militarized police departments. It has corrupted law enforcement. It has turned vices into crimes." --...
07/13/2020
Defund the Drug War – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"The drug war has militarized police departments. It has corrupted law enforcement. It has turned vices into crimes." -- Laurence M. Vance

Is it possible to defund the police without causing crime to increase and anarchy to ensue? Certainly. Just defund the drug war.The drug war has militarized police departments. It has corrupted law enforcement. It has turned vices into crimes.[Click to Tweet] After the tragic death of George Floyd a...

"It Was JFK Who Blinked in the Cuban Missile Crisis"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
07/13/2020
It Was JFK Who Blinked in the Cuban Missile Crisis – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"It Was JFK Who Blinked in the Cuban Missile Crisis"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

By the time he graduates public high school, most every student in America has been indoctrinated with the notion that it was Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev who “blinked” during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually it was President John Kennedy who “bli...

"Blindness on Iraq War 'Patriotism'"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
07/10/2020
Blindness on Iraq War “Patriotism” – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Blindness on Iraq War 'Patriotism'"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

An op-ed in yesterday’s New York Times by Democrat Tammy Ducksworth demonstrates that when it comes to “patriotism,” liberals are as morally blind as conservatives. Duckworth’s op-ed goes after conservative Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, who recently questioned Duckworth’s patriotism...

07/10/2020
Regime Change: November 1963

On November 22, 1963, the U.S. national-security establishment violently removed John Kennedy from the presidency through assassination. This particular regime-change operation occurred within the context of other regime-change operations conducted by the U.S. national-security state during the Cold War, such as those in Iran in 1953, Guatemala in 1954, Cuba in the 1960s, and Chile in 1973.

What was the reason for the Kennedy regime-change operation? The reason was the same as it was for all the other Cold War regime-change operations: “national security.”

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"All federal land in the fifty states that is not being used for courthouses and military bases should be sold to the st...
07/09/2020
The Question Never Asked about Federal Lands – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"All federal land in the fifty states that is not being used for courthouses and military bases should be sold to the states, to developers, to conservationists, to environmentalists, or to commercial interests." - Laurence M. Vance

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), known as the Government Accounting Office until 2004, “is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress.” It is headed by the Comptroller General of the United States. The GAO likes to be called the “congressional watchdog” because it ...

"The Shameful Mistreatment of Linda Ronstadt and the Dixie Chicks"Jacob G. Hornberger's Bloghttps://www.fff.org/2020/07/...
07/09/2020
The Shameful Mistreatment of Linda Ronstadt and the Dixie Chicks – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"The Shameful Mistreatment of Linda Ronstadt and the Dixie Chicks"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
https://www.fff.org/2020/07/09/the-shameful-mistreatment-of-linda-ronstadt-and-the-dixie-chicks/

Former Nazi leader Herman Goering famously said: Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war: neither in Russia,...

"We need to revive the idea and ideal of a truly free-market-based liberal democracy over any socialist version of democ...
06/30/2020
Liberal Democracy versus Democratic Socialism versus Social Democracy – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"We need to revive the idea and ideal of a truly free-market-based liberal democracy over any socialist version of democracy that may be offered to us." - Richard Ebeling

The presidential primary campaign of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party nomination and the election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Congress from New York have once again raised the issue of the desirability for and the possibility of a system of “democratic socialism.”We need to revive the ...

"Whiplash and Reverse Déjà Vu"Jacob G. Hornbergers Blog
06/30/2020
Whiplash and Reverse Déjà Vu – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Whiplash and Reverse Déjà Vu"
Jacob G. Hornbergers Blog

I must confess that interventionists have given me a case of foreign-policy whiplash given the constantly changing array of official enemies of the United States on which Americans are supposed to focus their attention. One day it’s China. The next day it’s Russia. Then Iran. Venezuela. North Ko...

06/29/2020
The Republican/Democrat System of Immigration Controls

Immigration is back in the news with President Trump’s trip to Arizona to celebrate his infamous wall and his executive order restricting visas to work here in the United States. Join Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling in this week’s episode of The Libertarian Angle as they examine the Republican/Democrat system of immigration controls.

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"The United States was set up as a federal system of government where the states, through the Constitution, granted a li...
06/29/2020
Democrats, Republicans, and the Constitution – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"The United States was set up as a federal system of government where the states, through the Constitution, granted a limited number of powers to a central government. " - Laurence M. Vance

In July 2017, after President Donald Trump had been in office for less than six months, Congressmen Al Green (D-Calif.) and Brad Sherman (D-Tex.) introduced in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives an article of impeachment (H. Res. 438) against the president for “High Crimes and...

"The Conservative (and Libertarian) Embrace of Socialism"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
06/29/2020
The Conservative (and Libertarian) Embrace of Socialism – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"The Conservative (and Libertarian) Embrace of Socialism"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

When President Franklin Roosevelt enacted his New Deal economic program in the 1930s, including Social Security, he revolutionized America’s economic system. For more than 100 years after the Constitution called the federal government into existence, the American people lived without an income tax...

"Foreign aid will continue to be toxic as long as politicians continue to be politicians." - Jim Bovard
06/26/2020
Impeachment Reminder of Our Toxic Foreign Aid – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Foreign aid will continue to be toxic as long as politicians continue to be politicians." - Jim Bovard

Foreign aid to Ukraine helped spur the Democrats’ effort to impeach and remove President Trump earlier this year. Ukraine was supposed to be on the verge of great progress until Trump pulled the rug out from under the heroic salvation effort by U.S. government bureaucrats. Unfortunately, Congress ...

"Conservative Hypocrisy on the Looters"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
06/26/2020
Conservative Hypocrisy on the Looters – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Conservative Hypocrisy on the Looters"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

I have found the outrage among conservatives over the looting of private businesses during the anti-police brutality protests to be amusing because it is so riddled with hypocrisy. Conservatives indignantly say that the looters were acting immorally because they trespassed onto privately owned busin...

"In a free society, the educational possibilities are without limit, just as the controversies regarding religion and ed...
06/25/2020
Religion and Education in a Free Society – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"In a free society, the educational possibilities are without limit, just as the controversies regarding religion and education are, as far the law is concerned, nonexistent." - Laurence M. Vance

Montgomery County, Mary- land, which lies just outside of Washington, D.C., is one of America’s richest and most populous counties. It is also home to the largest school system in Maryland and fourteenth-largest in the United States. For the current school year (2019-2020), the Montgomery County P...

"The Nonsense of “National Security”"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
06/25/2020
The Nonsense of “National Security” – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"The Nonsense of “National Security”"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

President Trump’s attempt to suppress publication of a new book by his former national-security advisor John Bolton has, not surprisingly, raised First Amendment issues. But there is another issue that everyone ignores: the “national security” argument that Trump is using to justify his attemp...

"The 'Greatest' Generation’s Refusal to Fight the 'Good War'"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
06/24/2020
The “Greatest” Generation’s Refusal to Fight the “Good War” – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"The 'Greatest' Generation’s Refusal to Fight the 'Good War'"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

The most sacred shibboleth of U.S. foreign interventionists is World War II. Whenever the issue of foreign interventionism arises, you can count on interventionists to raise what they call the “good war” and the “greatest” generation who fought it. If the “greatest” generation had not in...

"America’s hope has been for that color-blind society, and in spite of everything has been moving closer to it, in numer...
06/23/2020
The Meaning and the Mind of an American – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"America’s hope has been for that color-blind society, and in spite of everything has been moving closer to it, in numerous facets of everyday life." - Richard Ebeling

One of the continuing and burning issues in America today is determining how we view ourselves and how we view others, including in matters of race. Are we individual human beings who may or may not have by the accidents of birth particular racial and biological characteristics, or do we have certai...

"Fear in the JFK Assassination, Part 2 (of 2)"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
06/23/2020
Fear in the JFK Assassination, Part 2 (of 2) – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Fear in the JFK Assassination, Part 2 (of 2)"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

Let’s now move to the autopsy that the U.S. military conducted on the President John F. Kennedy’s body on the evening of the assassination, November 22, 1963. Texas law required the autopsy to be conducted in Texas. Dr. Earl Rose, the Dallas Medical Examiner, insisted on conducting the autopsy i...

"It is very hard to think of the last fifty years as a dark and dreary period of unrestricted, anything goes, laissez-fa...
06/22/2020
Fifty Years of Statist Policies and Economic Fallacies – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"It is very hard to think of the last fifty years as a dark and dreary period of unrestricted, anything goes, laissez-faire capitalism." - Richard Ebeling

It is about fifty years since, as an undergraduate, I took my first economics classes in college. Virtually all my professors were adamant that unrestrained market capitalism was unworkable, and on the way out. Planning, many of them said, was the future for complex societies and economic developmen...

"Fear in the JFK Assassination, Part 1 (of 2)"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
06/22/2020
Fear in the JFK Assassination, Part 1 (of 2) – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Fear in the JFK Assassination, Part 1 (of 2)"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

One of the fascinating phenomena in the JFK assassination is the fear of some Americans to consider the possibility that the assassination was actually a regime-change operation carried out by the U.S. national-security establishment rather than simply a murder carried out by a supposed lone-nut ass...

"Police reform is necessary and unavoidable if we are to have any hope of living in an America in which freedom means so...
06/18/2020
Qualified Immunity Is How the Police State Stays in Power – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Police reform is necessary and unavoidable if we are to have any hope of living in an America in which freedom means something more than the right to stay alive." - John W. Whitehead

What’s been most striking to me is just how one-sided the rules are when Americans take on their own government…. It has been dismaying to learn the extent to which rules and laws shield the government from accountability for its abuses—or even lawbreaking…. It’s been a long and frightenin...

"Why Do Libertarians Support School Vouchers?"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
06/18/2020
Why Do Libertarians Support School Vouchers? – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Why Do Libertarians Support School Vouchers?"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

For the life of me, I simply cannot understand why some libertarians still support school vouchers. Libertarianism, after all, is about achieving a free society. What do school vouchers have to do with freedom? They are the very antithesis of freedom. A genuinely free society necessarily entails get...

"Problems of race and race relations can have their improvement in a setting of the individualist ideas upon which the U...
06/17/2020
Thomas Sowell at 90: Understanding Race Relations Around the World – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Problems of race and race relations can have their improvement in a setting of the individualist ideas upon which the United States was founded, but which have not always been fully practiced..." Richard Ebeling

The issue of race relations in America has reached a new high pitch with the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, followed by mass peaceful demonstrations and instances of violence, looting, and arson in cities around the country. A new soul-searching on matters of race and racism are...

"Police Bigotry and the Drug War"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
06/17/2020
Police Bigotry and the Drug War – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Police Bigotry and the Drug War"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

To suggest that all cops and all judges are racial bigots would obviously be ridiculous. But it would be equally ridiculous to suggest that there are no racial bigots within law enforcement or even the judiciary. In fact, the DEA, the state police, and local law enforcement all serve as a magnet for...

"Standards can be set on the free market." - Laurence M. Vance
06/16/2020
Government Standards – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Standards can be set on the free market." - Laurence M. Vance

Standards are important. For example: steel. According to ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials),American companies and individuals are just not smart enough to realize that fuel economy and water conservation are important. Standards can be set on the....

"The Mexican-American War, seen in the context of America’s current contemporary never-ending wars in the Greater Middle...
06/15/2020
The Tortured Legacy of the Mexican-American War, Part 1 – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"The Mexican-American War, seen in the context of America’s current contemporary never-ending wars in the Greater Middle East, is more relevant than ever." - Danny Sjursen

Part 1 | Part 2 [to be posted] | Part 3 [to be posted]The Mexican-American War, seen in the context of America’s current contemporary never-ending wars in the Greater Middle East, is more relevant than ever.[Click to Tweet] I had a horror of the Mexican War … only I had not the moral courage eno...

"Iranian Monetary Tyranny Is Déjà Vu in America"Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog
06/15/2020
Iranian Monetary Tyranny Is Déjà Vu in America – The Future of Freedom Foundation

"Iranian Monetary Tyranny Is Déjà Vu in America"
Jacob G. Hornberger's Blog

If there is any beneficial aspect of a foreign dictatorship, it is that it can provide a reality check for the American people, especially those who are convinced that they live under a “free-enterprise” economic system. A case in point is Iran, where a court has just sentenced a couple, Vahid B...

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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. Use the Key of David, or be ashamed (deceived). Proverbs 1:7 King James Version (KJV) 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Christ cannot return until after Satan comes (2 Thessalonians 2). The false Christ (Satan), will come to the Earth, and claim that he is God at the 6th trump. This will happen before the true Christ Jesus returns, at the 7th trump, and not until = [Hebrews 9:26-28 (ONCE, AT THE END) = 1 CORINTHIANS 15:52 (AT THE LAST TRUMP) = 1 THESSALONIANS 4:17. Scripture is backed by 2 or more witnesses]. 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 & The Holy Spirit. Those virgins that were rejected had "snake oil" (deceit; falsities; lies) in their lamps. [How could this happen? = Satan spreads confusion through false teaching, and well meaning Christians take men, and women's words / teachings / doctrines to be the truth when they simply are not. If a Christian does not study the Word of God for their own greater understanding, and understand how to do it, they can be easily mislead about various things. MOST IMPORTANTLY IN THIS MESSAGE = aside from the plan of salvation, the most important thing for you to understand, share / teach by sowing the seed of the true doctrine of Christ = THE FALSE CHRIST COMES BEFORE CHRIST JESUS RETURNS = THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE DOCTRINE IS SATAN'S SNARE FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT UNDERSTAND GOD'S WORD / PLAN / WILL FOR THE END OF THIS AGE. 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 falsities, confusion, Babylon throughout the minds of people, congregations, and everywhere that a falsity, misconception, lie, or lack of knowledge exists (Matthew 16:6). When Satan has a Christian confused, or in the dark about a part of God's Word, the are not aware of it. They must continue in God's Word, seek, ask, knock, read for understanding, meditate on His Word, and pray for the former, and latter rain. MY BELOVED FAMILY MEMBER, IF YOU DO NOT DO THESE THINGS AS HE HAS INSTRUCTED US, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO UNDERSTAND THE END, AND ARE IN DANGER OF WORSHIPPING THE FALSE CHRIST (SATAN, PRETENDING TO BE GOD / CHRIST RETURNED). Satan masquerades as an angel of light (he will pretend /claim to be Christ); (2 Corinthians 11:14 - in the Greek, the word is, "disguised; masquerades)." Guarding a lie with truth, Satan intends to keep them in the dark about discovering the true plan of God, but not after you share the truth with them (Hosea 4:6). Pray for the former and latter rains); (Joel 2:23; James 5:7). God expects us to understand His letter to us (2 Timothy 2:15). {Mark 13; Luke 21; [Matthew 24 - the ones taken first are taken by the false Christ. That is why Almighty God said that HE is against those that teach His children to fly to save their souls in EZEKIEL 13:20 KJV. A student of God's Word can see how Satan was able to use men to change this verse in the NIV to a degree that should alarm you, and give you the desire to give the truth to those that are deceived. 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 (the Song of Moses; chapter 32 is the song that the overcomers sing - Revelation); Psalm 37:9-34; Proverbs 10:30; Nehemiah 1:9; Isaiah 64:4; Zephaniah 3:8-9]}. Out of the 7 churches in the book of Revelation, Christ is only pleased with 2 of the 7 (they are not deceived). We know that John was called up to be shown things by God, in the spirit, ON THE LORD'S DAY = THE DAY OF THE LORD = THE BEGINNING OF THE 1,000 REIGN WITH CHRIST = THE 7th trump = THE END OF THIS EARTH AGE = IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TO BE TAUGHT TO GOD'S CHILDREN THAT THIS IS A "rapture (not even in the Bible; Satan's doctrine)." Men have taught their own misunderstandings to others that have passed it on. THINK ABOUT IT: it doesn't say the church. It is John, on the Lord's Day, in the spirit. The only reason Satan was able to deceive teachers about the false doctrine was by being hinged on the false teaching of 1 Thessalonians 4:17, which every false teacher tries to use a scriptural proof of a pre-tribulation rapture of the church. TO BE CLEAR: SATAN WILL BEGUILE MANY WELL MEANING CHRISTIAN CHURCH MEMBERS, AND THEY WILL BE ASHAMED. 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 (2 Thessalonians 2:7). Plant the seeds: 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 (Mark 13:20; Matthew 24:22). MARK 13 - Jesus speaking, gives the order of events that consummate the end of this age. Luke 21 - Christ Jesus on the order of events that will bring about the end of this age. Study these 2 chapters along side of Matthew 24, and Revelation 6 for understanding. Do not contradict the words, and teachings of Christ as you continue to read the Bible. This will keep you from being confused about God's Word / Will / Plan. The Word does not contradict itself, so if you believe the church is raptured by Christ Jesus, you are incorrect according to Christ. MARK 13 - do not go against anything Christ laid out line by line, precept by precept, about the events that consummate the end of this age, and you will be rightly (discerning) the Word. 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)]. ^ There must be a 2nd witness to this passage of scripture = 1 Corinthians 15:50-55 - VERSE 52 (AT THE LAST TRUMP). 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. 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. GOD is against those that teach His children to fly to save their souls. DON'T DO IT. Satan takes those that do not stand against the anti-Christ. 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]. {[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); (Revelation 20:4); (Hebrews 9:26); (Zechariah 9:10)]}. We will reign with Christ, on the Earth, for 1,000 years (the Day of The Lord). God Almighty will come to Earth, establishing His Kingdom for ever in Jerusalem at the end of the Day of THE LORD, as it is written. You do not want to fly away with Satan (again, for emphasis). 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. 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). No teacher of God's Word is able to disprove the true doctrine of Christ = the Key of David. Once you have / know / understand it, you have clarity, and no matter who the pastors, elders, deacons, teachers, or disciples are, their misunderstandings are both immediately evident to you, and God expects you to give them the truth. Not all will have pliable hearts, the time, or attention span to try to understand the truth. Be patient, plant the seeds, and be there / ready for them to answer questions with scripture (2 Timothy 4:2). Amos 8:11-13 King James Version (KJV) 11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: 12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. 13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. 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. 1 Corinthians 10:11 King James Version (KJV) 11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. [This knowledge is key to having the seal of God in your forehead (mind); Revelation 7; 9:4]. Deuteronomy 30:4; Nehemiah 1:9; Isaiah 64:4; Zephaniah 3:8-9; Psalm 37:34; Proverbs 10:30. As long as you are still in this flesh body, Christ has not returned (1 Thessalonians 4:17 = 1 Corinthians 15:52 - at the Last trump). Understanding the 3 WORLD AGES Biblically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdoDjk7JzKg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yRYq2ipW10 The more you study, the more obvious it becomes. As long as you are still in this flesh body, anyone that shows up, claiming to be God is a fake. LOVE