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Revelation 12:9

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2Thessalonians 2:10-11

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Romans 11:32

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But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:37-39

America Israel, And Great Britain In Prophecy

The Mark Of The Beast

The True Church


The Secret Rapture

The Dreadful Day Of The Lord

Answer To An Atheist


Radiocarbon Dating A Fraud

Can a Christian Believe in Evolution?

Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe

Does God Exist?

7 Proofs God Exists

The Bible Superstition Or Authority

Seven Keys To Understanding The Bible

How To Study The Bible

How To Understand The Bible

How Do We Know We Have The Complete Bible

Answers To Questions About Genesis

Why There Seems To Be A Gap In The Bible

How The Bible Counts A Generation

The Bible Verses The Dead Sea Scrolls

Should We Use The Old Testament

The Hidden Knowledge

How Religion Deceives You

A World Held Captive

The Ark And Noah

Weeks Of Daniel

The Exile In Stone

The Bible Story For Children

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Genealogy And The Bible Family Tree

God As King

Who Really Discovered America

Oldest Known 10 Commandments Were Found In America

USA And Britain's Common Wealth In Prophecy

Tea Tephi

Britain's Coronation Chair And Jacob's Pillow Stone

Jacob's Pillar Stone

The Two Witnesses

Russia In Prophecy

The Middle East In Prophecy

Who Are The Arabs

Seeing The world Throgh Islamic Eyes

The Race Question

The Origin Of The Races

Military Service And War

Why Does God Allow Wars

The Sure Way To End The Fear Of Nuclear War

What Is Armageddon?

There Is A Way To Escape

Understanding The Way To Peace

World Peace How It Will Come

The key To Human Survival

Petra The Safe Place

Is There Life After Death

World Peace And How It Will Come

The Mark Of The Beast

Mark Of God's People

The Key to Revelations

The Book Of Revelations Unveiled At Last

Christian Symbols, The Fish, Cross, And Crucifix

The Pagan Cross

The Cross

The Council Of Laodicea

Why The Church

Fundamental Doctrines

How And Why We Know We Have The Truth

The Abomination That Maketh Desolate

God's Temple Excepts The Mark Of The Beast

Joseph Tkach Sales God's Church

WCOG Changes Name

WCOG vs. Philadelphia COG Court Records

God's Church Is The Temple

The True Church

The History Of The Church

Where Is The Original True Church

Beginning History Of The Worldwide Church Of God

The Real History Of The True Church

Foundation, History, Authority, And Doctrine Of The Worldwide Church Of God

Philadelphia Era Of The Church

Just What Is The Church

God's Church Does Not Compromise

Worldly Churches Are Social Clubs

The Tongues Question

Tongues- Is The Pentecost Experience Being Repeated Today

Does God Exist

7 Proofs God Exist

What About God Revealed Knowledge

Why God Is Not Real To Most People

Is God Fair

How To Put God First

God Was King

God's Divorce

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Should We Pray To God Or Only To Christ

70 Weeks Of Daniel

Was Jesus Really Dead

Why Christ Died

If You Lived At Time Of Christ Would You Have Believed Him

The Mystery Of MELCHIZEDEK Solved

What Is Man

How God Planned To Reproduce Himself

What Led To The Creation Of Man

What Is The Soul

Why You Are Alive

The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed

Why Humans Were Put On Earth

The only real value of a human life

Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God

What Science Can't Discover About The Human Mind

Human nature - Did God create it?

Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin

Why Were You Born

You Were Born To Be King

The Great Purpose Of Your Life

Man To Rule The Universe

Your Children - FUTURE GODS

If You Were God How Would You Look At The World Today

God's Invisible Agents

Where Is Enoch And Elijah

Lazarus And The Rich Man

Can Men Actually Communicate With Departed Spirits?

Life After Death

Is There life After Death

Did God Create A Devil

Is There A Hell

God's Holy Days Or Pagan Holy Days

List Of Holy Days

How Often Should You Partake Of The Lord's Supper

Should The Lord's Supper Be On The 14th Or 15th

How To Observe The Passover In Your Own Home

The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday

Does Easter Really Commemorate The Resurrection


What Is The Purpose Of The Resurrection?

The Plain Truth About Easter

The Pentecost

How To Figure The Pentecost

The Sabbath A Perpetual Covenant

Which Day Is The Sabbath Of The New Testament?

Why Do You Observe Sunday

Neglecting The Sabbath


Should You Celebrate Birthdays


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Should Christians Tithe

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The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Tithe

Did You Ever Know Why Money Is The Root Of All Evil

Does God Hate The Rich

Has Time Been Lost

God's 19 Year Cycle

Calendar With Holy Days

God's Calendar

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The World's Oldest Surviving Inscription Of The Ten Commandments Found In America

Job, Joseph And His Brothers (Israel's Sons) Built The Great Pyramid

The Truth About The Free Masons

There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11


God's Great Sex Law



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The Surprising Origin Of Modern Education

Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe

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Are We Back On Track When We Lost Faith

How To Receive Answers To Your Prayers

Have Christians Lost Their Power?

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The Importance Of Fasting

Is all Animal Flesh Good Food

What Fish And Fowl Are Good For Food

The Key To Radiant Health

10 Simple Rules That Lead To Health

Why Man Must Suffer

Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!

The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel

What Is The True Gospel?

The Gospel Jesus Taught

The Gospel Is Education


All About Baptism

Baptism By Fire

What Do You Mean Born Again

Are The Ten Commandments Necessary

Were The Ten Commandments Nailed To The Cross

Were The Ten Commandments In Force Before Moses

The Ten Commandments

What Is Salvation

What Is The Reward Of The Saved

What Do You Mean Reward For Your Works

Just What Do You Mean Conversion

What Is True Spirituality

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A Letter From Armstrong To The Newly Converted

What Is A Liberal

Is It Wrong To Be A Cultured Individual

The Old And New Covenant

Let God Fight Your Battles

The Law, The Catholics, And You

Do Christians Sin

Education For Life

Keep Your Eyes On The Goal

How FAR May I Safely Go, In Doing What I Want But Know I Ought NOT?

Christianity Is A Growth Process

Are You Being Tested

How You Can Overcome

How To Prevent Sin

What Is The Worst Sin

How You Could Commit The Unpardonable Sin

What Do You Mean The Unpardonable Sin

Ending Your Financial Worries

The Blessings Of Abundant Living

How To Live Life Abundantly

The Way Of Life That Causes Success

The Seven Laws Of Success

Should You Try To Change Others

Should You Listen To Others

We Must All Speak The Same

The True Meaning Of Predestination

Is Your Ultimate Fate Decided For You In Advance

What Is Friendship

What Is Emotional Maturity

The Incredible Human Potential

Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!

The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel

The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed

Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe

What Led To The Creation Of Man

How God Planned To Reproduce Himself

Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God

Why Today's World Evils

Why The Church

Just What Do You Mean Conversion

Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin

Is There Life After Death

World Peace And How It Will Come

Jesus Is Coming Soon...Too Good To Be True

What Is The Kingdom Of God

What Will You Be Doing In The Next Life

Looking Into The World Tomorrow

Where Will The Millennium Be Spent

TheWonderful World Of Tomorrow

Mystery Of The Ages

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Who And What Is God

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Herbert W. Armstrong

Armstrong's Calling

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How Christ Educated His Apostle

This Is The Life

How I've Been Providentially Protected From Harm And Death

No! I Was Never A Jehovah's Witness Or Seventh Day Adventist

The Little Book

The 19 Year Time Cycle

The Need To Make The Truth Plain

Must God's Ministers Be Ordained By The Hands Of Man?

You Won't Believe It Armstrong's Final Sermon

End Time Elijah

Armstrong's Autobiography

Josephus Antiquities Of The Jews

Josephus War Of The Jews

Josephus Against Apion

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Josephus Autobiography

Do You Want the Baptism With Fire?
Are you sure you know what it is?

Often we hear one say I want that baptism with the Holy Spirit and fire. Or, I have the baptism with the SPIRIT, -- now I want that fire! Do such persons know what they are asking?

The common belief that we should desire that baptism with FIRE springs from texts showing God will purify and cleanse those who are His, by purging away the dross. And the Scriptures speaking of this purifying process usually speak of it as purge away, or take away the dross, rather than burning it away with fire.

But in Ezekiel 22, God does speak of burning away this dross with fire. Before we examine the words of John the Baptism about being baptized with the Holy Ghost and with FIRE, let's see, if we want even to have this dross purified by FIRE. Here it is! Listen!

Son of man, the House of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver. Therefore thus saith the Eternal God; because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine ANGER and in my FURY, and I will leave you there, and melt you. Yea, I will gather you and blow upon you the FIRE of my WRATH, Ezekiel 22:16-21.

Now do you want to become DROSS? Do you want this kind of FIRE? Do you want to become so wicked -- so rebellious, stiff-necked, hard-hearted, as God says Israel was, that you PROVOKE GOD'S ANGER to the extent that He has to chastise you in the FIRE of His WRATH? Those here purified in this fire were those so wicked, so rebellious, in such a wrong spirit that God is punishing them in ANGER, and in FURY. He is not here speaking of CHRISTIANS at all, but with unregenerate, stiff-necked, rebellious sinning ISRAEL.

To Whom Was John Speaking?

Now examine the text which speaks of this baptism with FIRE. The words were spoken by John the Baptist: I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me . . . shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with FIRE, Matthew 3:11.

To whom was John speaking? Notice verse 5, Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan. How are we to suppose that all Jerusalem and all Judaea, and all this region was RIGHTEOUS, or at least REPENTANT, and seeking salvation? Not at all! The whole population came in great crowds -- largely out of curiosity. Did John baptize them all? Not at all! Many were, confessing their sins. But others were not. Notice,

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism,he said unto them, O generation of VIPERS, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance, verses 7-8. John is speaking to these hypocrites whom he calls VIPERS, whom he refused to baptize, who are awaiting the WRATH TO COME, as well as to those who repented and whom he baptized. So notice, some of those in his audience to whom John spoke were to be baptized with the Holy Spirit, later. Others are awaiting the WRATH TO COME, which shall burn them with unquenchable FIRE! There are two classes of people here, awaiting two opposite fates -- one to receive the HOLY SPIRIT, the others HELL FIRE!

Notice the 10th verse: And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the FIRE. He is speaking of the fate of the wicked, which shall be cast into the lake of FIRE, which is the second death, Revelation 20:14, and standing before him were those to receive that fate!

Next, John said to them, He -- Jesus Christ -- shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with FIRE; whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable FIRE, verses 11-12.

Now notice many things here. He will gather HIS wheat. The wheat is cast, or rather gathered, into the garner. But the FIRE is the fate of the chaff --unquenchable FIRE! Compare that with Matthew 13:30. Let both (wheat and tares -- the wheat representing saints, the tares lost sinners) grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. What do the symbols represent? Jesus explained: The field is the world; the good seed (wheat) are the children of the kingdom; but the tares (chaff) are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of the world. The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom (purge His floor) all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of FIRE, Matthew 13:38-42.

What is His Floor?

Now the KEY to the whole question lies in the definition of His floor.Those who believe Christians should seek this baptism with FIRE believe the floor means the individual Christian -- that Christ will fan up the flames with the fan in His hand, burning out the dross from the life of the Christian, purging this life of sin, thus burning up the chaff, leaving only the GOOD part of the man -- the wheat.

But that is merely an interpretation read into in. That is not at all the evident meaning as INTERPRETED BY SCRIPTURE.

Notice, Christ's fan is to be in His hand. He will purge His floor. Purge it of what? Of the chaff. Then the wheat will be gathered into His garner. What is His floor? Evidently the same as His field of Matthew 13:24. The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in HIS FIELD. But while He slept, the enemy, the devil, came and sowed tares -- sinners. Now He let BOTH -- saints and sinners -- the wheat and the tares, (or the wheat and the chaff) -- grow together in His field -- (His FLOOR)-- until the harvest. Then He sends the angels to baptize (immerse) the tares, or the chaff -- the lost sinners -- with FIRE, which burns them up, but the wheat -- the saved -- are gathered into His garner -- His kingdom. Verse 38 says the field is the world.

The expressions used are almost identical to John's statement about baptizing with the Holy Ghost and with fire. Before John was gathered the children of the wicked one, and also some of those to be heirs of salvation. Christ will PURGE His floor -- His field -- the earth. The wheat will be gathered into His Kingdom, but the chaff, or tares -- the lost sinners -- are to be PURGED from the world, burned with unquenchable fire.

Now examine that word purge. What is it Christ will PURGE? Notice Ezekiel 20:38. When He comes again, I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me; . . . and they shall not enter into the land of Israel. What about that word fan? The marginal reference takes us to Jeremiah 51:1-2, Thus saith the Eternal, I will raise up against Babylon (sinners) . . . a DESTROYING WIND, and will send unto Babylon FANNERS that shall fan her, and shall empty her land. And she (Babylon) shall be utterly BURNED WITH FIRE: for strong is the Lord God that judgeth her, Revelation 18:8. The fan is an instrument for destroying sinners with FIRE -- hell-fire -- not purifying saints.

Now what is the CHAFF? Speaking of SINNERS (not sins to be cleansed out of saints), God says, thru Hosea 13:3, Therefore they shall be as the. . . CHAFF that is driven with the whirlwind (fanned) out of the FLOOR. How closely this language matches that of Christ, with His fan, whipping up a wind that purges the chaff off His floor, to be burned! Now notice further, Daniel 2:35: Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, (Babylon -- sinners) broken to pieces together, and became like the CHAFF of the summer threshing FLOORS; and the wind (fanned up by His fan) carried them away. Yes, to be burned. These scriptures show the chaff refers to lost sinners, not faults in saints. With His fan He purges His floor, carrying away the chaff, or the tares, to be burned with FIRE. Now what is UNQUENCHABLE fire? Is it used in connection with purifying saints, or punishing the lost?

Notice Isaiah 66:24, And they (saints) shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shallnot die, neither shall THEIR FIRE BE QUENCHED. Notice Malachi 4:1, For, behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble (chaff; tares): and the day that cometh shall BURN THEM UP, saith the Lord of hosts.

Surely that settles it. John was speaking to both sinners and those to be saved. When he said Christ shall baptize YOU -- the YOU included both. The saved He would baptize with His SPIRIT -- and the others with the FIRE!

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