John M. Stephenson
January 19, 2006
The main message of the entire Bible is for each person to pursue and
attain to a mature high-level spiritual ability in Christ-likeness in
this lifetime so that in eternity we know the infinite God in depth and
relate to Him in His fullest and to each other. To miss this point is
to miss the main message of the Bible and of life. All other aspects
of the Bible, including salvation in Christ, lead to this purpose. We
should soberly understand and realize that in the long term apart from
knowing and relating to the infinite God, there is nothing. All else is
vanity. We are talking much more than eternal-life salvation in Christ,
although this is of most vital importance.
In order to help us understand this main message, the Biblical Worldview
brings us an objective and overall big-picture story of the key and
crucial aspects of God's Plan for now, for what our situation will be
in eternity, and what will happen, for which we should be prepared,
as Revelation's end times unfold. It includes presenting the prophetic
view that explains how the events of Revelation unfold, and what we
will experience. It brings the message that God is now warning us that
He will soon bring His end time disciplinary judgment for sin that will
be implemented by calamity and international government.
The Biblical Worldview allows us to have the background and procedures
to know and relate to God in the fullest, both now and in eternity. It
contains need-to-know information. It also includes biblical interpretive
mistakes to avoid. It includes topics of God's Plan, how Revelation
unfolds, the spiritual warfare and satanic strategies; how our churches
are losing their way, what we should do now, and the impacts of our
At this point in time, the Biblical Worldview warns us that God is
now warning that He will soon initiate the sequence the terminates
history. He is bringing His endtimes disciplinary (not penal) judgment
for sin that will be implemented by calamity and international government
(Revelation's Beast World Empire) that both the Church and the rest of
the people will experience. This sequence will lead to Christ's Second
Coming and the Rapture.
Many of our Churches have missed this major point of maturity in Christ
and how the endtimes unfold because the Bible is complex and requires
us seeking out its truths like looking for hidden treasure. The big
picture situation is like looking at the many facets of a diamond. The
diamond of God's Plan comes into view when we see and understand the
many aspects of God's Plan. Each aspect is like a single, but related,
face of the Bible's diamond. The Biblical Worldview presents these faces
of the diamond that we need to see the over picture.
To help us accomplish God's Plan of doing evangelism and reach maturity
levels in Christ, this Biblical Worldview brings training materials
that can help us do area-wide evangelism and grow in Christ toward a
high-level spiritual ability in Christ's likeness.
The Biblical Worldview brings the following important and key messages:
God's Major Plan
- Believe that Christ died on the Cross for our sin in order that we can
go to heaven and be with God forever. This is called Justification.
Without Justification, we go to the Lake of Fire for another way for
God to satisfy His Justice for sin.
- Know that we are born with a sin nature that desires to sin. When
believe in Christ's Cross, we receive a new divine nature that cannot
sin. We can choose to use either nature. However, the divine nature
is the only one that we take to heaven with us. Those who do not have
a divine nature will not make it to heaven.
- Pursue and attain a high-level spiritual ability in Christ-likeness
(in the divine nature) with commitment, urgency, and excellence so that
we can know and relate to God and each other both now and in eternity
toward the fullest. This is called Sanctification.
- Know that high-level Sanctification is attained by living out the life
that comes from a training in God's Whole Counsel. The higher levels
of maturity in Christ in our Sanctification do not come from the pablum
teaching that many, if not most, of our churches are using today.
- We have died to the Law as we become believers and have been legally
translated into the Kingdom of God. There is now no law that we have
to believe in order to keep our salvation. Thus we have eternally
security in Christ. And in addition, the divine nature that now legally
represents us does not sin.
- Understand fully, that there is the highly and likely possibility that
the maturity in Christ-likeness we have at death we may have forever
without opportunity in eternity to improve it. We are commanded now to
pursue this maturity and the environment we need to develop ths maturity
that exists in this lifetime, is taken away as we enter eternity.
- Know that when we enter eternity, we receive new resurrection immortal
bodies and our sin natures are removed from us. This process is called
Be Warned, God's End Time Disciplinary Judgment is Coming
- Soberly understand that signs and conditions signal that God may soon
bring His endtimes disciplinary (not penal) judgment for sin. This
judgment will be implemented by severe calamity bringing foreign
troop invasion, the plaguing of our cities, and famine of both food
and God's Word. It will lead to the installation of international
government that will make war with the church. It will take away our
country as we know her, remove our freedoms, and place us into servitude
with many being martyred. Our children and youth will be satanically
indoctrinated without our approval. Our Christian ministries and
publications will be shut down world-wide.
- Understand that key doctrines, using a systematic approach beginning
with God's Plan hor history, show without ambiguity that the Rapture of
the Church will come Post-Tribulational, not Pre- or Mid-Tribulational
that many now believe.
- Know that we are no longer in cyclic history. God has initiated a
sequence that will bring the endtimes and terminate history.
- This sequence, I call a Pattern Sequence, because God used a similar
sequence with the Old Testament Jews many times. By studying what
happened to the Jews, we can lean what will happen now as Revelation's
end times are unfolding. The signs and conditions now happening are line
for line for what happened to the Jews. There are similar to those in
Israel just before Babylon invaded and took away her sovereignty and
placed her people into servitude. Hardly anyone believed the judgment
High-Level Spiritual Warfare
- Understand that there is a high-level spiritual warfare between
Christ with the holy angels and Satan with the evil angels. Christ
works for us to believe the Gospel, do God's works, and attain to
Christ-likeness. Satan works to prevent Christ's objectives, and,
using a conspiracy, to establish world government over which he and
his man will rule and so that the people will worship him as god. He
is attempting to demonstrate to God that he also can work all things
together for good.
- Know that Satan's strategy is the dialectic process called Praxis. He
attempts to take churches from Thesis (using only God's Word for
direction) to Antithesis where they add their own ideas. This results
in the lukewarm and compromising church, working in ambiguities. Then
he leads the Antithesis church to Synthesis that picks and chooses
what it wants from Scripture and rejects what they want from Scripture
and denies the Gospel needed for salvation. They teach that mainly
a life of love is needed. Thus, teaching mainly first-level training
and doing but little evangelism if implementing satanic strategy.
Churches Are Losing Their Way; Falling Away
- Know that the judgment is coming. First because the churches are falling
away from adequate faith. Second, because of the greatly increased sin
of the rest of the people. Main reasons our churches are falling away is
that they no longer teach God's Whole Counsel to mature their people and
are no longer attempting to evangelize their entire local areas. They
use the world's` music that does not bring adequate worship to God and
can bring some to Satan. Many churches are speaking in non-biblical
tongues. The Church and the world are going into immorality.
What We in Our Churches Should Do Now
- Place our people now in small support groups and train our people to
become mature in Christ- likeness with urgency and use our people to
accomplish area-wide evangelism, both before the judgment comes.
- Train anyway, as a hedge of going through the end times, even if
you believe that you will escape them. We must do these because God
commands that we do this training for all times.
Key Things to Understand
- Because the endtimes are coming, it is without ambiguity that as
churches we are doing wrong. We need to make ruthless self evaluation,
even if we believe we are doing right, and make necessary changes.
- Understand that our churches are in various states of doing God's will
and are, for the most part, acting obliviously to the terrible dangers
they soon will face, when God brings His judgment. Thus, in many case
they leave their people unprepared, which is a most terrible disservice.
They can be caught blind sided when the calamity of the Tribulation
comes. When they do not bring their people to high-level spiritual
abilities in Christ-likeness, they can do their people a most terrible
- Understand fully, that apart from knowing and relating to God in the
fullest, in the long-term, there is nothing.
- Ensure to know God's Plan in how He wants us to relate to Him and how
the end times will unfold that we will experience.