From "The Message of
the Writing Prophets,"
volume 5 of the LCC,
the following is read in
section 3 of chapter 1.


1-3:  The Message of
the Writing Prophets.
The message of the
Writing Prophets, if we
can consider that they
have one most
prominent and
consistent message
throughout all 16
books, as you will find
discussed in the next
chapter, goes
something like this:
“God’s people are not
acting like God’s
people; a more
immediate disaster or
disasters is here or on
the way for punishment
unless they repent as a
nation, called a day of
the LORD and Lord;
and the ultimate and
final day of the LORD
and Lord is pending
fulfillment with an
eternal punishment for
the unbelievers {this
included God’s people
that cultivate “an evil
heart of unbelief in
departing from the
living God} and eternal
reward for believers
whose names are
written in the book of
life, the final disaster at
the end of the Age after
the Second Coming of
Christ. Now all of this
message is not in the
16 Writing Prophets
per se; but the kernel is
with slight
explanations and
further revelations to
be given in the New
Testament. As we
study the message in
these Prophets, having
in this century as in the
past two hundred
centuries a complete
Bible of 66 books, we
reserve the right to use
all of the Bible truth on
each book.
There are two corollary
messages to this “The
Message” that we
would seek to make
clear from the writings
of these 16 Prophets:
(1) that God is in control
of history, that God
makes history on the
daily and routine level
as well as at the level of
nations and the world,
that God knows all His
works of history from
the beginning to the
end, works on
individuals and works
on nations, and that
God is actively and
always involved in the
making of history to the
extent that the
contemporary
hurricanes, tornadoes,
and earthquakes with
incidents also like 911
are under His
immediate control {we
will need to discuss
how God has much of
the natural and beyond
world under automatic
control, but always with
the option of immediate
intervention which He
quite often exercises};
and (2) that the 16
Writing Prophets were
writing words of God,
and of Scripture, quite
often they simply
recorded words of direct
dictation from God.
56.  What About the Writings of the Prophets and their
relevance today?

Along with sound doctrine, you will find the Writing
Prophets a major subject of this website.  In fact of the 5
volumes of the LCC one volume, the last  of volume 5, is
entitled "The Message of the Writing Prophets".  Yes, there
is a very singular and consistent message of all the writing
prophets from Moses through the 4 major prophets and the
12 minor prophets.  {So called because of the size of the
books.}  Interesting that you ask about relevance as the
introduction to volume 5 goes like this.

1-3:  The Message of the Writing Prophets.
The message of the Writing Prophets, if we can consider
that they have one most prominent and consistent
message throughout all 16 books, as you will find
discussed in the next chapter, goes something like this:
“God’s people are not acting like God’s people; a more
immediate disaster or disasters is here or on the way for
punishment unless they repent as a nation, called a day of
the LORD and Lord; and the ultimate and final day of the
LORD and Lord is pending fulfillment with an eternal
punishment for the unbelievers {this included God’s
people that cultivate “an evil heart of unbelief in departing
from the living God} and eternal reward for believers
whose names are written in the book of life, the final
disaster at the end of the Age after the Second Coming of
Christ. Now all of this message is not in the 16 Writing
Prophets per se; but the kernel is with slight explanations
and further revelations to be given in the New Testament.
As we study the message in these Prophets, having in this
century as in the past two hundred centuries a complete
Bible of 66 books, we reserve the right to use all of the
Bible truth on each book.
There are two corollary messages to this “The Message”
that we would seek to make clear from the writings of
these 16 Prophets: (1) that God is in control of history, that
God makes history on the daily and routine level as well
as at the level of nations and the world, that God knows all
His works of history from the beginning to the end, works
on individuals and works on nations, and that God is
actively and always involved in the making of history to the
extent that the contemporary hurricanes, tornadoes, and
earthquakes with incidents also like 911 are under His
immediate control {we will need to discuss how God has
much of the natural and beyond world under automatic
control, but always with the option of immediate
intervention which He quite often exercises}; and (2) that
the 16 Writing Prophets were writing words of God, and of
Scripture, quite often they simply recorded words of direct
dictation from God.

What makes this primary message of the Prophets so
timely today is that we in the world, along with the rising
tide of the mystery of lawlessness, are deep in the last
great Falling Away that precedes the Second Coming of
Christ {see II Thessalonians}.  Like Jeremiah most of the
writing Prophets had to tell the nation "Amend your ways"
as they would come to the House of God after a week of
living as they desire and in all kinds of habitual sins and
injustices (please read Jeremiah 7:11 and the context of the
chapter} then say once in the House of God, "We are Safe".

To learn more about this volume 5 with the message and
messages of the Writing Prophet, please go to product
volume 5, or
the Table of Contents; and for more general
info on the Prophets please go to
Product Prophets.


57.  What About One who dies for his or her faith?

"...and though I give my body to be burned, but have not
love, it profits me nothing."  (I Cor 13:3) And often the Old
Testament again and again reminds us that "to obey is
better than to sacrifice."
What is troublesome for Bible believers is the use of "his or
her faith" as a description of either personal faith, or the
faith once for all delivered to the saints.  If you would like to
discuss this in more detail, please email at
SunGrist_Bible@netscape.com with more specifics on your
question!
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