NKJV - 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
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"Watch therfore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh" -Mathew 25:13 "Survive the End Days", a survival guide and program by Nathan Shephard purporting to teach how to survive the Biblical end days, has many errors that are not based in Biblical doctrines. For example, he pulls at many points from the parable of the ten virgins (Matt 25:10-13), going far beyond the text of the parable. 1. He claims there are 'Two kinds of Christians', but there is only one kind of Christian, the born-again (Mt 13:38-49; 18:3; Jn 3:3-5 2 Cor 5:17-18 om. 6:7,18,22; 8:1-13 Gal 5:19-24 Eph 4:24; 1 Jn 2:29; 3:8-10; 5:1-4, 18 eb. 12:14). 2. He believes the oil represents Spirit baptism, but the oil here is not the Holy Spirit (Mt 25:8) 3. He claims 'Wise are those with this baptism', 'foolish are those without it', and that 'born-again people do not have the Holy Spitiy'. Yet born-again people do receive the Holy Spirit (Jn 3:5; Rom 8:9-16)! They may not always receive the Spirit baptism which is another experience (Lk 11:13 Jn 7:37-39 14:16-17Acts 1:4-8; 2:38-39; 5:32; 8:15-16; 19:1-6). 4. He holds the view that the rapture will take place at 'midnight', or middle of the tribulation. I believe The rapture will not take place in the middle of the tribulation, but before it, as the rapture is before Antichrist can be revealed. 5. Nathan teaches that one has to have the Spirit baptism to go in the rapture, but scripture teaches that the Spirit baptism is for the endowment of power from on high to do the works of Jesus (Lk 24:49; Jn 7:37-39; 14:12; Acts 1:4-8), not to save the soul or to qualify one for the rapture. 6. 'Survive the End of Days' holds that only those baptized in the Spirit will be at the marriage of the Lamb. Scripture shows that all Christians from Abel will be at the marriage supper of the Lamb, for all will go in the rapture. 7. He believes that only those baptized in the Spirit will be in the bride of Christ. All Christians will be in the bride of Christ, which I believe is the New Jerusalem and not the church (Rev 21:2, 9-10). Even Old Testament saints will be a part of the city (Heb 11:10-16 cp. Heb 13:14; Jn 14:1-3). 8. Nathan teaches that one is not saved until he receives the Spirit baptism. 9. He teaches that the door of mercy will be shut to the Gentiles after the rapture. But the door of mercy will never be closed to Jews or Gentiles during the tribulation or any other time. Multitudes will be saved during the tribulation (Acts 2:16-21; Rev 7:1-17; 12:17; 15:2-4; 20:4-6. 10. He teaches that the bride is the church.
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