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41 year old / Male
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About Me:

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"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us!" ~ Psalms 62:5-8

About Myself:

Greetings everyone, my name is Marcos and I'm from northern Wisconsin! =)

I was born in Illinois and at 2 years old my family moved to Venezuela where I grew up for 6 years of my life until we returned back to the US when I was 8 yrs old.

A few attributes about myself:

SHORT VERSION:

*I choose to put my Lord and Saviour first in my life, above everything. Being a strong, yet balanced Christian is my aim.

*I am a big-time traveler and enjoy it very much. Although born in the States, in the earlier part of my life I grew up in a more tropics environment as my family and I conducted missionary work in Venezuela, but have spent the larger portion living in the northern parts of North America.

*I'm very energetic, and a healthy diet, nutrition, fitness and exercise are important to me.

I enjoy working out and exercising and love the outdoors.

*I'm computer networker and entrepreneur by trade and take my home-based internet marketing businesses seriously--focusing in areas of health, nutrition, and other marketing ventures. I work from home or whereever I am, and have flexible hours. I specialize in promoting and researching advanced dietary Nutraceuticals that promote wellness and longevity, based on solid and grounded scientific research and principles. I have built successful organizations, and I am committing to helping you to succeed.

*I'm pretty laid back, easy-going, and love to socialize with people. I do not let little things get me down. I have a good sense of humor, and it doesn't take much to get me laughing. =]

*I love the tropics environments, yet I adapt well to the cold as well.

*I lead out in Bible study in our youth group, and give Bible studies whenever I am able.

*My first, foremost, and sole passion is to advance God's cause and bring souls to the Kingdom :)

*Being a strong, and yet balanced Christian is my aim. While I'm definitely not perfect (and nobody is), I strive to follow God and do what is right according to the strength He has given me. "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." (Phil. 2:13). I have learned a great deal from my past experiences and journeys, and not always was I interested in spiritual things. But the Lord sure works in mysterious ways, and has sure had His way of performing some great miracles in my life. Thankfully He brought me to a realization of my great need for Him.

*I was a born reader and writer, and am a deep student of Biblical prophecy, theology, history, eschatology and archaeology.

*I'm presently writing a book that deals with hermeneutics, prophetic interpretations of the Bible, and the history of God's people throughout the Christian era and reformation times. The focus deals with the past, the present, and the future--leading up to the great consummation of all things.

*Currently I am writing a book which I plan to publish some day. It is related to the history of Biblical Prophetic hermeneutics centered on the books of Daniel and the Revelation and the Protestant Reformation in connection to eschatology and end-time events--focusing on the past, the present, and the future--leading up to the great consummation of all things. I feel these things are more important than most of us realize, because it was the Reformation that lead to many of the freedoms and liberties we experience in most parts of the world today--freedoms which are gradually and imperceptibly being taken away from us.

*I am very adventurous -- I love hiking, traveling, exploring, snorkeling, site-seeing, boating, sailing, canoeing, vacationing, swimming, and especially relaxing by warm blue sea and ocean! =)

*I am outgoing and love to talk, but I also enjoy hearing and listening to others talk as well.

*It is hard to offend me, and I don't get upset very easily.

*I procrastinate sometimes, and can be long-winded. But I'm working on it!

*You might have to repeat what you said to me as I get deep in thought, but I'm working on that too! :P

*I also avoid drama at all cost. :P But am also the first to stand up in giving any good advice I can offer to help people effectively deal with difficult situations. I believe we should learn from the past, don't look back, and move forward! :)

*I am told that I can be very funny at times with a good sense of humor, and it doesn't take much to get me into a "fun-spirited" mood. :D I love that verse that says: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Proverbs 17:22) :)

*I tend to adapt well with the younger crowds, as far as having a good time and socializing, I suppose because people have always mistaken me for much younger all throughout my years growing up. But I also do well with the older crowds when it comes to more intellectual discussion.

*I grew up in a missionary home and was homeschooled all through high school. I used to travel extensively with my family as we conducted missionary work in South and North America. My father is originally from Venezuela (but Spaniard descent), and mother is from Wisconsin. =]

*I am open-minded, and have a desire to learn and grow in Christ and follow Him wherever He leads me.

If you would like to ask any questions, or just wish to say hello, please send me a message! I look forward to hearing from you!!! :)

*hats off* =]

Peace to all!

~Marcos



Extended Version:

First and foremost, my desire is to put God #1 in my life, and everything else secondary. I devote myself to His cause and go only in the direction that He leads me. God is everything to me, and I am open to seeing my faults or areas that I should improve. I am the son of a retired minister (ah yes, another PK! :p) who pastored several churches in Venezuela (where my father is originally from--but Spaniard descent) and North America. He later met my mom (pure Wisconsinite!) at a Christian university in Michigan and continued his ministerial work with a number of missionary projects. My brother and I traveled with my parents everywhere as we toured the entire US evangelizing and involving ourselves with a number of missionary projects. I was also homeschooled all the way through Highschool, and am thankful for it. This "missionary spirit" still remains in me, and I believe there is nothing more satisfying than to beable to later look back and say that "I was instrumental in helping to win a soul to Christ." In these end-times that we are living in, we cannot afford to waste the precious moments given to us in taking the opportunities to change another life for the better. :)

I have a love for travelling, exploring, and enjoying the outdoors. Snorkling in blue waters is my favorite activity. When I was little, my father and I actually used to snorkle off the warm and tropical coastal waters of Venezuela. We would even compete to see who could spot the first shell! Those were memorable moments I shall never forget. :) I have a passion for health and sharing the wellness blessing with others. Music has a special place in my heart and I appreciate the talent that goes into it. My father actually used to be a pop-singer on Television in Venezuela back in the 60s before he gave his life to the Lord, but later continued singing for God. During his pop-singing career he lost his voice up on stage and was struck mute for 8 months. He heard God calling him, and he found an opportunity to come to America and study to become a minister. That's how he met my mom. :) I also love to study history, biblical archaeology, and the many prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. I have a natural gift for writing articles and desire to be as perfect as I can at the English grammar.




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My Religious Convictions:

I would describe myself as a very open-minded individual, I welcome new ideas, and will listen attentively to what others wish to say or share with me. At the same time, however, I am also very firm in what I believe based on the exhaustive research I have conducted over the last 13 years. Because of all that I have learned, I now feel accountable before God to share what I know with others. I would encourage everyone that before coming to conclusions or passing judgment on what one believes, to first allow that person to present their case in full, and then, as commended in scriptures, "search the scriptures daily to see whether these things be so" (Acts 17:11) and "study to show thyself approved unto God" (2 Tim 2:15). Scriptures entreat us to "prove all things" (1Thess 5:21). Then, if I am wrong, I choose to let the the Word of God make of me what it will! The worst thing to do is to run away from someone because of their beliefs while not being able to prove them wrong with a plain "Thus saith the Lord," or show them exactly why you disagree with them. 1 Peter 3:15 entreats us... "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear."

Like my father once said, "Many are afraid of accepting error. But how equally afraid should they be of rejecting heaven sent light." That is, of course, light that can be proven from the Scriptures. As Christians, we need to be willing to be shown where we err, no matter how long we have grown up believing a certain way. Time will not turn error into truth. So it matters not how long an erroneous view may be held, the bottom-line is, does it line up with "It is Written"? No matter how many books we have written on the subject, and no matter how many sermons we have preached, and no matter how much research we have put into it. If the Word of God proves it to be error, then true Christians are bound by the Scriptures to bring their beliefs into harmony with it. We must be willing to humble ourselves in the dust and abandon our positions if they are found to be faulty. Though we may be firm in our positions, this does not mean we are infallible in them. Come what may, our obligation is to remain open-minded and willing to be shown where we may err. If our positions are truly solid, we have nothing to fear, for the scriptures will testify of themselves. As Christians, we should have the attitude that if there is any point in our theology where we might be in error, then the sooner we find out about it, the better! No truth will lose its value by close investigation!

I often see too many times where Christians will say "meh, these aren't salvational issues...we'll find out when we get to heaven." While it is true there are a great number of mysterious subjects in the Bible that are not salvational which can be only understood once we reach our heavenly destiny (such has the hidden mysteries of the Godhead), in general, I don't believe that a truly saved individual will exhibit such an attitude. John 7:17 says... "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." Clearer yet is John 16:13 which says... "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into ALL truth." Christ says, "whoso readeth, let him understand." (Matt 24:15), and says Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:21, "Prove ALL things; hold fast that which is good." (So everything we believe, we must be able to prove with solid scripture) God desires that His people know the truth for themselves. In Proverbs 22:20 and 21, God reveals these stunning words: "Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?"

Revelation 1:1-3 says..."The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand."

Thus we see that there is a blessing pronounced upon those that "read" and "hear" the words of this prophecy, and all the things which are in this book. The Greek word for "hear" is akouo, and it means to "consider, to perceive, to comprehend, to understand".

Some may say "well, we will be blessed if we read it, but it doesn't say we have to understand it"...to this I respond that Revelation 12:17 and 19:10 establishes that God's people will "have the testimony of Jesus". How can one have and communicate the "testimony of Jesus" if they do not understand it? John just said the entire book of Revelation is "the revelation of Jesus Christ", and "the testimony of Jesus Christ" (1:1,2) This is why Jesus tells us to "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me." (John 5:39) In Amos 3:7 we're told: "Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." And finally, Luke tells us concerning the disciples, "Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures." (Luke 24:45) :)

We are told in Daniel 12 that in the end-times, God will have a final people who "understand" the "words" of the "book" that was sealed in Daniel's time: "And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." (Daniel 12:9,10)

We also find in the Second Epistle of Peter: "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (1 Peter 1:19-21)

Thus we see that the admonition of scriptures is that we "take heed" to the prophecies of Scripture.

Jesus said: "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4). Every single word in the entire Bible is God-breathed, from Genesis to Revelation. This includes our understanding of the nature of Christ, God's love for us, soteriology, prophecy, eschatology, the relationship between Grace and the Law, faith and works, holy living, healthful living, and much much more. If the Bible talks about it, it's important! Let us not demean the Bible by saying that understanding only portions of it are salvational, but the rest is not important to make it to heaven. The scriptures are clear: Man lives by EVERY word that proceeds out of the mouth of God, and these words are given to us through the entire Bible! :)

We are told in John 8:32 that "we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free!" So wouldn't it be reasonable to think that if we claim to be Christians, we will strive within all our God-given power to find out what is truth? I would think so! :)

When we shun studying, searching for truth, obtaining knowledge, and getting to the bottom of what and why we believe the way we do, we are told in scripture that the Lord will reject us:

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee." ~ Hosea 4:6

The scriptures entreat us to SEEK for knowledge and search for truth and understanding as for hid treasures:

"Yea, if thou CRIEST after KNOWLEDGE, and liftest up thy voice for UNDERSTANDING; If thou SEEKEST her as silver, and SEARCHEST for her as for hid treasures; THEN shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God." ~ Proverbs 2:3-5

"The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him" ~ Psalms 25:14

"The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness." (Proverbs 15:14)

"The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge." (Proverbs 18:15)

In the introduction to the Gospel, the Apostle Luke states the reason for writing his book:

"That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed." ~ Luke 1:4.

We see here how Luke is mirroring Proverbs 2:20,21.

One is impressed with the frequent use of the word "know" by the New Testament writings. For instance, John uses the word over thirty times in his First Epistle. It is the privilege of every believer to know his personal relationship to God as to know what is truth concerning Christian doctrines and prophecies. Whatever privileges have been for believers in the past, the same is coming when it will be IMPERATIVE that God's children know positively for themselves what is the truth for these last days. This must be done if we are not to follow after "cunningly devised fables" (2 Peter 1:16).

Says an insightful author concerning the imperativeness of studying God's Word:

"'To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.' Isaiah 8:20. The people of God are directed to the Scriptures as their safeguard against the influence of false teachers and the delusive power of spirits of darkness. Satan employs every possible device to prevent men from obtaining a knowledge of the Bible; for its plain utterances reveal his deceptions...he is now putting forth his utmost efforts for a final struggle against Christ and His followers. The last great delusion is soon to open before us....In order to endure the trial before them, they [Commandment keepers] must understand the will of God as revealed in His Word.... None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict." (The Great Controversy, p. 593)

"Only those who have been diligent students of the Scriptures, and who have received the love of the truth, will be shielded from the powerful delusion that takes the world captive." (The Great Controversy, p. 625)

The question might be asked: "Is believing in the right doctrines necessary for salvation? Will we be lost if we believe an error?"

The same author provides a sound and reasonable answer to this question--mirroring the Biblical principle of searching for truth with all our hearts. Notice how well the following statement answers this question and puts things into crystal clear perspective:

"The condemnation that will fall upon the nations of the earth in this day will be because of their rejection of light, and will be similar to that which fell upon the kings of Babylon; it will be because they have failed to make the most of present light, present opportunities for knowing what is truth and righteousness. OUR CONDEMNATION IN THE JUDGMENT WILL NOT RESULT FROM THE FACT THAT WE HAVE LIVED IN ERROR, BUT FROM THE FACT THAT WE HAVE NEGLECTED HEAVEN-SENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISCOVERING TRUTH. The means of becoming conversant with the truth are within the reach of all; but, like the indulgent, selfish king, we give more attention to the things that charm the ear, and please the eye, and gratify the palate, than to the things that enrich the mind, the divine treasures of truth. It is through the truth that we may answer the great question, "What must I do to be saved?" (Signs of the Times, July 27, 1891 par. 1)

These are some powerful words indeed. As we can see, it is not believing in error that will cause us to be lost. It will be because we purposely neglected searching for the truth, and seeking it at all cost. It will be, as Hosea 4:6 puts it, because we have "rejected knowledge".

"In the presentation of the truth, those who honestly desire to be right will be awakened to a diligent searching of the Scriptures. This will produce results similar to those that attended the labors of the apostles in Berea. But those who preach the truth in these days meet many who are the opposite of the Bereans. They cannot controvert the doctrine presented to them, yet they manifest the utmost reluctance to investigate the evidence offered in its favor, and assume that even if it is the truth it is a matter of little consequence whether or not they accept it as such. They think that their old faith and customs are good enough for them. But the Lord, who sent out His ambassadors with a message to the world, will hold the people responsible for the manner in which they treat the words of His servants. God will judge all according to the light which has been presented to them, whether it is plain to them or not. It is their duty to investigate as did the Bereans. The Lord says through the prophet Hosea: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee." (Sketches from the Life of Paul, Chapter IX, pg. 87-88)

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I take responsibility to my health, and intend to preserve my body which is temple of the Holy Ghost. Preserving our health enables us to better glorify God, and to enfeeble it only means to hamper our ability for effectively communicating the gospel and working in His field.

Although most of my pictures may not show me laughing or smiling, I am naturally a very happy person that loves to laugh and has a big humorous side---it is EXTREMELY difficult to get me me in a bad mood. :D I am naturally a very jovial and optimistic fellow, and can be very funny at times. =D -- "A merry heart doeth good like medicine" ~ Prov. 17:22 ;-)

I hold an AS in CIS Computer Science/Networking, but work my own independent home-based business in the health field for which I as well as my entire family have been extremely blessed with. The financial benefits have been rewarding, but better yet, it is so wonderful to see people's lives changed as they get their health back. I can only give Glory to God.

I am the type that once I get attached to friends, I cherish a great sense of loyalty (ask my mom...she always told me I've had an unbelievable loyalty to friends). You will also find me a highly forgiving person. I never dwell or focus on the past mistakes of others; instead I encourage them to learn from the past and move forward. I apply this same principle to myself as well--to become all down and depressed is to forget that there is a loving Father who is forgiving, and we can learn from our mistakes and make the best of the rest of the time allotted to us on this planet. :)

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Christ, our Great High Priest (Heb 4:14-16; 9:11), making intercession for us (Romans 8:34, Heb 7:24-27) before The Great White Throne (Rev 20:11), the Judgment Seat of God, and the Ark of His Testament (Rev. 11:19) which contains the original "Testimony" or Ten Commandments (Rev. 15:5 - cf. Ex. 25:16; 32:15; Heb. 9:2-5) in the Heavenly Sanctuary whom the Lord pitched and not man (Heb 8:1,2), by which we are being judged by that Royal Law of Liberty, the Ten Commandments (James 2:8-12). By God's Grace, may we be found written in the Lamb's Book of Life in that Great Day (Rev 3:5; 21:27), that we may be justified as doers of God's law and not hearers only (Romans 2:12,13; James 1:22-25; 2:12; Matthew 7:21,24-26; Luke 6:47-49), and found spotless and without blame before His Majesty (2 Pet 3:14), and that we may be declared before the Father and Universe as those who have the patience of the saints and "keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." (Rev 14:12). Amen. - (by Marcos)



For those of us who truly claim to love Jesus, He says:

"If ye love me, keep my commandments." ~ John 14:15

"He that hath My commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him." John 14:21.

Here we have our duty defined, and are told that if we keep the Commandments we shall be loved of the Father. When those who claim to love God do not keep His Moral Precepts, it is evidence that the love of God does not dwell within them.

"By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous [burdensome]." ~ 1 John 5:2,3

"He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." ~ 1 John 2:4

"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God." Romans 8:6-8

Now if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, for he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also the sins for the whole world! And hereby we do know that we know him, IF we keep his commandments (1 John 2:1-3). And what is sin? Scriptures define it plainly for us: "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law" (1 John 3:4). "For by the law is the knowledge of sin" (Romans 3:20). "I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet" (Romans 7:7). "For where no law is, there is no transgression" (Romans 4:15). "But sin is not imputed when there is no law" (Romans 5:13). "The strength of sin is the law" (1 Corinthians 15:56).

Question: Does the law save us? Are we saved by works?

Answer: Absolutely not. Salvation is by Grace through Faith alone and not one particle of the works of the law (Rom. 11:6; 2 Tim. 1:9; Gal. 2:16; Eph. 2:8,9), for whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Rom. 14:23), yet it is a faith that WORKS by love and purifies and sanctifies the soul from sin (James 2:8-25; Heb. 12:14; Romans 2:13; Rev 20:13; 22:14; Matt. 19:17), for all branches that do not produce fruit or do the will of the Father are hewn down and cast into the fire (Matt. 7:16-23). Grace imparts STRENGTH and POWER and is sufficient for us to overcome sin in the life (2 Cor 12:9). The law itself has no saving power, for it is like a mirror that identifies our stains (James 1:22-25; 2 Cor. 3:18) and convicts us of our need of a Saviour and Redeemer who alone can save. Christ alone and His blood can cleanse us and justify us, yet it is only those who are "doers of the law" that will be "justified" (Rom. 2:13). The actual doing does NOT justify, but all those who are truly justified will reveal it in their daily life and action as they strive with all their God given effort to overcome sin and live a life of holiness. We show and reveal our faith BY our works--it is the evidence of our faith, and that we are saved by Grace through faith alone. Of ourselves, we can do nothing, but with Christ, we "can do all things" (Phil. 4:13), "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." (Phil. 2:13), for He can make us "perfect in every good work to do his will, working in us that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever!" (Hebrews 13:21). ~Amen

Question: Are the last passages above to be interpreted in a way to mean that God does all the work in and through us, and thus we play no part in our cooperation with God, as though we were mere automatons or robots? Are these passages to mean that somehow, by magical force, we can sit back and expect God to do all the work in us without any of our human cooperation?

Answer: A resounding no! The scriptures teach no such imbalance. The scriptures must be viewed in their totality with the aid of the Holy Spirit, to understand it in its broad context and perfect balance.

For the sake of emphasis and balance, some repetition will be needed for proper comprehension:


The Divine Side:

"For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." (Philippians 2:13)

"Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (Hebrews 13:20-21)

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

etc. etc.


The Human Side:

"Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians 2:12)

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded." (James 4:8 )

"Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able." (Luke 13:24)

"Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin." (Hebrews 12:4)

"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." (2 Cor 7:1)

etc. etc.


The Human & The Divine Combined:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." (Revelation 3:20)

"Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily." (Col 1:29)

"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen." (1 Peter 5:9-11, NIV)

etc. etc.

As we can see, the scriptures clearly teach that human and the divine must work cooperatively for God to effectively purge us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The Human Side represents our will to choose and accept His calling of us, to work in and through us, and cooperating with His will as we resist Satan in our lives. The Divine Side represents the strength that He provides us, working in and through us. Only He can save. Without Christ, our efforts will be futile.

May we choose to stand with Jesus, trusting in Him and His merits as we advance forward in the faith and resist the great wiles of the enemy that work ever so hard to assail us. :)

"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God." (Hebrews 6:1)

However we define "perfection", one thing should be clear. If we are truly Christians, our longing desire should be to be like Jesus. It is to be our aim. Our goal. Jesus is the standard. We are to never rest comfortably thinking we have achieved perfection. But we should always be looking to Jesus as our example, advancing in the faith and growing in Grace. This, I believe, is the right attitude to take concerning perfection, regardless of how one wishes to define it.

Amen?

~Marcos




One of my favorite paintings of Jesus' Second Coming (aka, what some like to term, "Rapture") -

"Here is the patience of the saints! here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus!!" ~ Revelation 14:12

"And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh!" ~ Luke 21:27,28

And it shall be said in that day,

"Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him! and he will save us! this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation!" ~ Isaiah 25:9

AMEN!!! What a GLORIOUS DAY THAT WILL BE!!! =D

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Favorite Books: 

I introduce to you what I consider to be the BEST of the BEST in Prophetic Research, Biblical Knowledge, and Scholarly Works!:

- The Holy Bible - by God

- Pilgrims Progress - by John Bunyan

- End Time Delusions - by Steve Wohlberg

- Truth Left Behind - by Steve Wohlberg

- Truth Matters: Escaping the Labyrinth of Error - by Dr. Walter Veith, Ph.D

- The Great Controversy - Illustrated - by Ellen Gould White

- The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers (4 volume set, 3,966 pages) - by Dr. LeRoy Edwin Froom (Church Historian)

- The Conditionalist Faith of Our Fathers (2 volume set, 2,500 pages) - by Dr. LeRoy Edwin Froom (Church Historian)

- The Certainty of the Third Angel's Message - by Louis F. Were

- History of the Reformation in and About the Low Countries - by Gerard Brandt

- Daniel and the Revelation: The Chart of Prophecy and Our Place In It, A Study of the Historical and Futurist Interpretation - by Joseph Tanner

- Horae Apocalypticae (4 volumes) - by Edward Bishop Elliott

- Futurism's Incredible Journey - by Stephen P. Bohr

- (Vol. 1) The Antichrist 666 - by William J. Sutton

- (Vol. 2) The Illuminati 666 - by William J. Sutton

- (Vol. 3) The Real Truth About UFOs & the New World Order Connection - by William J. Sutton

- (Vol. 4) Ancient Prophecies About Mysticism, Hollywood & the Music Industry - by William J. Sutton

- (Vol. 5) Ancient Prophecies About the Dragon the Beast & the False Prophet - by William J. Sutton

- The Two Babylons: Proof that Roman Catholic Beliefs Came from Pagan Babylonian Religion - by Alexander Hislop

- Truth Triumphant: The Church in the Wilderness - by B.G. Wilkinson, Ph.D.

- Our Authorized Bible: Vindicated - by B. G. Wilkinson, Ph.D.

- Our Authorized Bible: Answers to Objections - by B. G. Wilkinson

- Facts of Faith: Analyzing the Fundamental Doctrines of the Holy Scriptures - by Christian Edwardson

- History of the Waldenses - by James Aitken Wylie

- The History of Protestantism - by James Aitken Wylie

- Daniel - by Dr. William H. Shea, Ph.D.

- Selected Studies on Prophetic Interpretation - by Dr. William H. Shea, Ph.D.

- The Chronology of Daniel 9:24-27 - by Brempong Owusu-Antwi

- Symposium on Daniel - by Frank Holbrook

- Daniel - by Kenneth Cox

- The Chronology of Ezra 7 - by Siegfried H. Horn and Lynn H. Wood

- The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings - by Edwin R. Thiele

- The Exodus Case - by Dr. Lennart Moller

- The Boat-Shaped Object on Doomsday Mountain - by Mary Nell Wyatt

- Discoveries: Questions Answered - by Jonothan Gray

- The Fire That Consumes (third edition) - by Edward W. Fudge

- The Fire of His Jealousy - Louis F. Were

- Prophecy Made Easy - by Glen Walker

- Last Day Delusions - by Allen Walker

- Armageddon at the Door - by Jon Paulien

- The Fall of Babylon in Type and Antitype - Louis F. Were

- The Moral Purpose of Prophecy - Louis F. Were

- The Woman and the Beast in the Book of Revelation - Louis F. Were

- Christ's Last Message to His Remnant - Louis F. Were

- The Kings That Come From the Sunrising - Louis F. Were

- What is Armageddon? (Alternative Title: Futurism and the Antichrist of Scripture) - by Louis F. Were

- Search for the Immortal Soul - by Daniel Knauft

- Exploding the Israel Deception - by Steve Wohlberg

- History of the Sabbath and First Day of the Week - by J.N. Andrews

- From Sabbath to Sunday - by Carlyle B. Haynes

- From Sabbath to Sunday: A Historical Investigation of the Rise of Sunday Observance in Early Christianity - by Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph.D.

- The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day (2009, 575 pages) - by Prof. Sigve K. Tonstad, Ph.D. New Testament Studies)

- Prophetic Toolchest for Dismantling the Dispensational Delusion (550 pages) - by D. S. Farris

- Prophetic Principles - Crucial, Exegetical, Theological, Historical, & Practical Insights - by Ron Du Preez (Editor)

- The Use and Abuse of Prophecy - by Edwin De Kock

- The Truth About 666 and the Story of the Great Apostasy (874 pages) - by Edwin de Kock

- The Seven Heads and Ten Horns in Daniel and the Revelation - by Edwin de Kock

- Christ and Antichrist in Prophecy and History (2013) - by Edwin de Kock

- Prophecy Validated by Events - by Edwin de Kock

- The Good News of Daniel 8:14 - by Daniel E. Augsburger

- The Two Republics, or Rome and the United States of America (895 pages) - by A. T. Jones

- Ecclesiastical Empire (874 pages) - by A. T. Jones

- The Consecrated Way - by A. T. Jones

- Magnificent Disappointment - by C. Mervyn Maxwell

- 1844 Made Simple - by Clifford Goldstein

- Graffiti in the Holy of Holies - by Clifford Goldstein

- The Case for the Investigative Judgment: It's Biblical Foundation - by Marvin Moore

- The Silencing of Satan - by Bradley R. Williams

- The Great Second Advent Movement: It's Rise and Progress - by J.N. Loughborough

- Vol. 1 - God Cares: The Message of Daniel (331 pages) - by C. Mervyn Maxwell

- Vol. 2 - God Cares: The Message of Revelation (573 pages) - by C. Mervyn Maxwell

- Secrets of Daniel - by Jacques B. Doukhan

- Christ Is Coming! - by Norman Gulley

- Foxe's Book of Martrys - by John Foxe

- History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (5 Vols) - by J.H. Merle D'Aubigne

- History of the Reformation in the Time of Calvin (8 Vols.) - by J.H. Merle D'Aubigne

- Romanism and the Reformation from the standpoint of prophecy - by Henry Grattan Guinness

- Daniel and The Revelation - by Uriah Smith

- Christ and His Righteousness - by Ellet J. Waggoner

- Worship At Satan's Throne (The chilling story of 1844) - by Stephen Bohr

- AD 508 538 1798 1843 Source Book (Preliminary) - by Heidi Heiks

- AD 508 Source Book - by Heidi Heiks

- AD 538 Source Book - by Heidi Heiks

- AD 1798 1843 Source Book - by Heidi Heiks

- The "Daily" Source Book - by Heidi Heiks

- King of the North: An Exposition of Daniel 11:40-12:1 - by Heidi Heiks

- Islam and Christianity in Prophecy - by Tim Roosenberg

- Issues in the Book of Hebrews - by Frank B. Holbrook, Editor

- Judging the Sabbath: Discovering What Can't Be Found in Colossians 2:16 - by Ron du Preez, Th.D, DMin, Ph.D

- 70 Weeks, Leviticus, Nature of Prophecy - by Frank. B. Holbrook, Editor

- Fathers of the Catholic Church (A brief examination of the "Falling Away" of the Church in the First Three Centuries) - by E.J. Waggoner

- Understanding Scripture (Vol. 1) - by George W. Reid, Editor

- Interpreting Scripture (Vol. 2) - by Gerhard Pfandl, Editor

- The Genesis Conflict - by Walter J. Veith, Ph.D.

- Historical Confirmation of Prophetic Periods - by Heinz Schaidinger

- Doctrine of the Sanctuary - by Frank B. Holbrook, Editor

- Symposium on Revelation (Book I & II) - by Frank Holbrook, Editor

- The Sanctuary and the Atonement-Abridged Edition - by Frank B. Holbrook, Editor

- The Sanctuary, 1844 and the Pioneers - by Paul A. Gordon

- The Return of the Latter Rain - by Ron Duffield

- The Law and the Sabbath - by Allen Walker

- Sabbath Diagnosis - by C. Gary Hullquist, MD

- Deeper: Investigating the Integrity of Our Prophetic Foundations - by Eugene Prewitt

- Prophecy's Dr. Jeryill and Mr. Hyde - by Stephen Bohr

- The Antichrist Agenda: Ten Commandments Twice Removed - by Danny Shelton & Shelley J. Quinn

- Heresy, Columbus and The Inquisition - by Salim Japas

- The Israel of God in Prophecy - by Hans K. LaRondelle

- The Sanctuary Cross - by Merril L. "Corky" Evans

- The Cross and Its Shadow - by Stephen N. Haskell

- Shadows of His Sacrifice - Understanding Jesus through the types and symbols of the sanctuary - by Leslie Hardinge

- Jewels In The Sand - The End-Time Message of the Sanctuary - by Peggy Dameron

- The Presence - by Shawn Boonstra

- Messiah in His Sanctuary - by F.C. Gilbert

- The Day of Atonement and the Heavenly Judgment - by Dr. Alberto R. Treiyer, Ph.D.

- The Glorious Promises of the Sanctuary (Book I) - by Dr. Alberto R. Treiyer, Ph.D.

- The Glorious Fulfillments of the Sanctuary (Book II) - by Dr. Alberto R. Treiyer, Ph.D.

- The Apocalyptic Expectations of the Sanctuary (Book III) - by Dr. Alberto R. Treiyer, Ph.D.

- Seals and Trumpets - Biblical and Historical Studies - by Dr. Alberto R. Treiyer, Ph.D.

- The Mystery of the Apocalyptic Trumpets Unraveled - Biblical and historical certainties you will need for the world's last crisis - by Dr. Alberto R. Treiyer, Ph.D.

- The Atoning Priesthood of Jesus Christ - by Frank B. Holbrook

- Trumpet After Trumpet: Will Revelation's Seven Trumpets Sound Again? - by Dr. Erwin R. Gane

- With Jesus in His Sanctuary - by Leslie Hardinge, Ph.D.

- The Tabernacle Shadows of the Messiah - by David M. Levy

- The Lamb - God's Greatest Gift - Meditations on the Book of Revelation - by Leslie Hardinge

- Daniel: The Vision of the End - by Jacques B. Doukhan

- Studies on Daniel and Revelation - by Kraid Ashbaugh

- Feast-Keeping and the Faithful - by Ron du Preez, Th.D., DMin, soon-to-be Ph.D. (this book is anti-Feast keeping, showing that we are no longer under bondage to the ceremonial sacred seasons/festivals of the Jews)

- Henry Hart Milman, History of Latin Christianity: Including that of the Popes to the Pontificate of Nicholas V.; all volumes (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1881)

- Peter De Rosa, Vicars of Christ: The Dark Side of the Papacy (New York: Crown Publishers, 1988)

- Eusebius, The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine.

- John Laurence Von Mosheim, Institutes of Ecclesiastical History,

- Socrates, Ecclesiastical Histories, Found in NPNF2-02, Edited by Philip Schaff (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2001

- Sozomen, Ecclesiastical Histories, Found in NPNF2-02, Edited by Philip Schaff (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2001

- Augustus Neander, General History of the Christian Religions and Church, Translated by Joseph Torrey, (Boston: Crocker and Brewster, 1872)

- A. H. M. Jones, Constantine and of Conversion of Europe (New York: Macmillian Co., 1949)

- John Joseph Ignatius von Dollinger, Fables Respecting the Popes in the Middle Ages, Translated by Alfred Plumber (New York: Dodd & Mead, 1872)

- Duchesne, Abbe Louis. Early History of the Christian Church from its Foundation to the End of the Third Century. 4th Edition. New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1911.

- Durant, Will. The Story of Civilization, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1944.

- A.T. Jones, Ecclesiastical Empire, paragraph 93 (Battle Creek, MI: Review and Herald, 1901),

- James Bryce, The Holy Roman Empire (New York: A.L. Burt, 1886),

- James G. Maguire, Ireland and The Pope: A Brief History of Papal Intrigues Against Irish Liberty (San Francisco: James H. Barry, 1888

- Janus (John Joseph Ignatius von Dollinger), The Pope and Council, 3rd ed (London, Riviningtons, 1870),

- Robert Leo Odom, Sunday in Roman Paganism (Takoma Park: Washington D.C. 1944

- Jordanes, The Origin and Deeds of the Goths, XXIV, 121 , 128, Edited by Charles Christopher Mierow, Found in: "The Gothic History of Jordanes" (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1915),

- Pasquale Villari, The Barbarian Invasions of Italy, Translated by Linda Villari (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1913)

- Procopius, History of the Wars, Book VI, chapter XIV: 33 , 34, in 6 vols., Trans. H. B. Dewing (London: Wm. Heinemann, 1914)

- Ferdinand Gregorovius, History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages, Translated by Anne Hamilton, vol. I (London: George Bell & Sons, 1894) (all volumes if you can)

- Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. IV, Edited by H. H. Milman, In five volumes (Chicago: Thompson & Thomas., 1900)

- E.J. Waggoner, Fathers of the Catholic Church: A Brief Examination of the "Falling Away" of the Church in the First Three Centuries (Oakland, CA: Pacific Press, 1888)

- A.T. Jones, The Great Empires of Prophecy, (Battle Creek, MI: Review and Herald, 1898)


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Youth Group - Forever Young (Click)

Lavender Diamond - Open Your Heart (Click)

A-ha - Stay On These Roads (Click)


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Hi there. I'm spending some time today contacting HSA members that have visited the site of late. It seems that HSA is slowing down. We have not had any new members in over 2 weeks, blogs & forum post are down as well. I would like to ask for your help to promote the site; tell your friends & family members about HSA. Also, I'd encourage you to write a blog and post in the forums. I really like the idea of HSA & really hate to see things slowing down. Thanks for your consideration. Smile
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Sat Apr 18, 15 6:13 pm
Haha, I completely understand. I'm not on here half as much as I used to be.
- Mara Jael
Tue Jan 08, 13 8:49 am
Hi, Marcos, you're #1 on my friend's list today! =)
- Mara Jael
Tue Nov 06, 12 7:09 pm
Whoa, yeah, it has been a while, hasn't it? I stopped Skype from opening when I turned on my computer because it's such a resource hog, and just haven't turned it on since. IM isn't quite the priority for me that it once was.

Life is good. I now have a full time position at a local hospital which leaves me five days off a week, so I don't feel like I have much to complain about there. There have been many different ways I've been spending those days off, traveling around the Southeast, doing things with local friends, or just chilling around the house.

How are things going your way?
- Drew Boon (WBE)
Tue Oct 30, 12 9:15 pm
Hey Marcos! I've just been working a lot at a local farm, good stuff. Wink

What have you been up to?
- Isaac
Wed Oct 10, 12 6:16 pm
So, you are writing a book? Are you planning on self-publishing or sending it off to a publisher? I wrote a book a few years ago (it is out of print right now) and self-published it. It was a good experience, for sure!
- Teresa
Sun Sep 30, 12 11:52 am
Hey, Marcos! I'm doing well, how about you?
- Tabitha B.
Thu Sep 27, 12 5:02 pm
Thank you for the picture comment, Marcos!! Smile My mom took it at my gramparents house when I wasn't looking.

How've you been??
- Sydney Marie
Wed Aug 08, 12 1:52 pm
No problem. Smile Yep, they were. Nope, it doesn't look like we'll be going again this year. Thanks.
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Hi Marcos, what's up? how are you?
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