We hope your visit is both enjoyable
and beneficial to your knowledge of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Speaking of Jesus Christ. . .
"The stone which the builders rejected,
the same is made the head of the corner,
AND ROCK OF OFFENCE."
Taken From 1 Peter 2:7-8 and Psalm 118:22
(Emphasis And Clarifications Added)
Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be
unaware that all our fathers (speaking of
the Israelites) were under the cloud, all
passed through the sea, all were baptized
into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,
all ate the same spiritual food, and all
drank the same spiritual drink. For they
drank of that spiritual Rock that followed
them, AND THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST.
(The Words of Saint Paul From 1 Corinthians 10:1-4)
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on
earth. I did not come to bring peace but a
sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against
his father, a daughter against her mother, and
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’;
and a man's enemies will be those of his own
(The Words of Christ From Matthew 10: 34-36)
Celebrating The Resurrection of Jesus Christ Every Day
And Jesus cried out again with a loud
voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then,
behold, the veil of the temple was torn
in two from top to bottom; and the earth
quaked, and the rocks were split, and
the graves were opened; and many bodies
of the saints who had fallen asleep were
raised; and coming out of the graves
after His resurrection, they went into
the holy city and appeared to many. So
when the centurion and those with him,
who were guarding Jesus, saw the earth-
quake and the things that had happened,
they feared greatly, saying,
“Truly this was the Son of God!”
The angel said to the women, “Do not be
alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth,
who was crucified. He is risen! He is
not here. See the place where they laid Him.
But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that
He is going before you into Galilee; there
you will see Him, as He said to you.”
Listen to the entire account from Matthew
chapters 27-28 of the audo Bible
(in MP3 Format) HERE
"Looking for that blessed hope, and
the glorious appearing of the great
God and our Saviour Jesus Christ...
"So Christ was once offered to bear
the sins of many; and unto them that
look for Him shall He appear the second
time without sin unto salvation."
For I have received of the Lord that
which also I delivered unto you, that
the Lord Jesus the same night in which
he was betrayed took bread: And when
he had given thanks, he brake it, and
said, Take, eat: this is my body,
which is broken for you: this do in
remembrance of me. After the same
manner also he took the cup, when he
had supped, saying, This cup is the
new covenant in my blood: this do ye,
as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance
of me. For as often as ye eat this
bread, and drink this cup,
YE DO SHOW THE LORD'S DEATH
TILL HE COMES.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
(God is speaking)
And in that day will I make Jerusalem
a burdensome stone for all people:
all that burden themselves with it
shall be cut in pieces, though all
the people of the earth be gathered
together against it.
(God is speaking)
"I have chosen Jerusalem that
My name might be there."
(2 Chronicles 6:6)
(God is speaking)
"And it shall come to pass in that day,
that I will seek to destroy all the
nations that come against Jerusalem."
Israel's Return to Their Promised Land is a Testimony to God’s Faithfulness and a warning that Christ's return is near.
After approximately 1900 years, and against all odds - Israel became a nation once again in 1948 and ... according to the God of the
Bible, Jerusalem is her eternal capital. Israel's right to possess the land God gave to her through an ‘everlasting covenant’ with Abraham (recorded in Genesis 12:1-7 and 13:14-18) does not depend on their ability to keep this covenant. It depends only on God's promise which is established on His eternal integrity and truthfulness. For this reason, any Christian minister who contradicts Bible prophecy and teaches that Israel is now illegally occupying their land - is essentially denying this major eternal covenant of the Bible and suggesting that God's promise in this case is irrevelant. As a result-and due to the seriousness of this error-we should closely examine the way these ministers teach all other subjects from the Bible regardless of their seminary credentials.
Due to the specific prophetic signs that
are now in place, we believe End of Days
Update with Joseph Morris is an excellent
source of news as the events leading up
to the pre-tribulational departure of the
Church unfolds. Note: Joseph Morris and
his ministry is not affilated with the
Rock of Offence ministry and website.
Including this link on our site should
not necessarily be interpreted as total
agreement with all the doctrines and
teachings of Joseph Morris Ministries.
'Behold Israel' is a non-profit organization
founded by Israeli native Amir Tsarfati who
served as Deputy Governor of Jericho and was
part of the negotiating team which was tasked
to turn over the area to the Palestinians.
Amir is an international speaker on terrorism
and speaks four languages fluently; Hebrew,
Arabic, English and German. He is also a
teacher of Christian Biblical principles from
a Jewish perspective. 'Behold Israel' and
Amir's ministry is not affilated with the Rock of
Offence ministry and website. Including this
link on our site should not necessarily be
interpreted as total agreement with all the
doctrines and teachings of 'Behold Israel'.
Major Prophecy Alerts Concerning
Recent Islamic Terrorist Attacks
And The Explosive Situation In The
Due to the increase in terrorism and our
inability to keep up with these events,
we are referring readers to alternate
news sources for more up-to-date
information. For Bible-prophecy related
commentary we recommend 'End of Days
Update' with Joseph Morris, 'Behold Israel'
with Amir Tsarfati and Pastor J.D. Farag's
Mideast Updates at the links provided.
America is currently involved in an internal
domestic coup designed to keep the country
under a godless and god-hating globalist
agenda. Some are referring to it as
'an American communist revolution'. Both
police and private citizens are being killed.
A politically motivated shooter recently fired
at a group of Republican congressmen on a
baseball field in Virginia, nearly killing
U.S. House of Representatives Steve Scalise.
Last week, another shooter fired on a country
music concert in Las Vegas killing 59 and
wounding nearly 500. One miliary analyst said
that this level of killing is rarely seen on
a battlefield during a time of war.
As a result of these escalating attacks, many
are warning that we are now in the early
stages of a 2nd civil war. The implications
for Christians are obvious. Additional
information along with other important news
stories connected to Bible prophecy are
available at the link below.
Major Themes & Topics
'Secret Ambition' is an excellent music video by Michael W. Smith depicting the life of Jesus Christ CLICK HERE
"Prophecies of the Birth of Christ"
by J. Hampton Keathley III, Th.M. and
provided through Bible.org is a detailed
review of the various Biblical
prophecies that prove Jesus Christ
is the Son of God and the promised
Messiah of Israel. CLICK HERE
Various Studies and Presentations
that answer the question ...
"What is the Gospel?"
This is a YouTube Presentation by
Dr. Billy Graham entitled;
"Who is Jesus?"
It is considered to be one of his
greatest evangelistic messages.
This is a YouTube Presentation by
Joseph Prince that describes the
often misunderstood nature of the
Gospel of Christ.
If you are a saved, blood-bought beleiver in Christ--you already possess Christ's perfect righteousness, which also fully qualifies you to participate in the rapture (See 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 4:4-8 and Romans 5:17-19).
The Rapture is a Grace-based 'Salvation Event' for all believers in Christ Jesus...which includes those who possess an abundance of good works and Christ-like character attributes...as well as those who are deficient in these things.
The Rapture is often described as 'a reward for righteous living, faithfulness, Christian service - and achieving the status of 'overcomer'.
However, the New Testament warns that these character attributes, which are all good things when performed for the right reasons...become part of a dangerously false gospel message when used as qualifications for the rapture.
The rapture, or "the catching away of the Church" as taught by Saint Paul, is a 'Grace-based (unmerited and undeserved) salvation event' based only on faith in Christ alone, which is why it must never be viewed as a reward for religious performance and good behavior.
Therefore, if you believe in your heart that God raised Christ from the dead and have confessed with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord...you are now saved and possess eternal life according to Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9 and Titus 3:5-7. By receiving God's gift of eternal life, you are now fully qualified to participate in the rapture, which is the fulfillment and conclusion of the Church's Grace-based and blood-bought salvation. According to Ephesians 2:4-9 and Romans 4:4-8, salvation is given 'by faith in Christ alone--apart from works', which also applies to the rapture as part of Christ's finished redemptive work at the cross. When preachers redefine the rapture as a reward for personal merit and righteous living - they are subtly denying Christ's Grace-based salvation...which includes its fulfilment at the rapture.
Once again--and Contrary to popular church teachings, no true believer in Christ will be left behind for a lack of righteous works, poor behavior or failing to achieve the status of 'overcomer'.
Since the rapture is directly connected to Christ's salvation by Grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) and is so utterly distorted and maligned by popular well-meaning ministers within Christendom...it is necessary to include various studies designed to address dangerous misconceptions which lead many astray. As a result, the rapture and Christ's Gospel of Salvation are part of the same truth, which makes them inseparable.
This is why the rapture is not just for a special group of "overcoming believers", but for all believers who have "called upon the name of the Lord to be saved" - according to Romans 10:9-13.
Many false teachings concerning the
Rapture of the Church are the result
of misinterpreting the Greek word
"apostasia" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3,
which is often thought to mean "apostasy"
(or a "falling away from the Christian
faith"). This popular misconception is
addressed by Dr. Thomas Ice in the
No minister, church or denomination is
allowed to define - by decree - any
tenants of the Christian faith that
contradict or disagree with the ones
found in Christ's New Covenant that
began after the cross. God established
the Scriptures (His Word) as the final
authority on all such matters. This is
often referred to as "Sola Scriptura".
Because of His great love for us, God has made eternal life a free and unmerited gift through our redemption, which is pre-paid by Christ. If you want to take God up on His offer, Franklin Graham offers some instructions about what to do next.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:16-17)
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it (salvation) is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:4-9)
You can get additional alerts from
these links and obtain updated
information. Also, view the
presentations below to learn why
these dangerous solar storms can
be important end time events to
watch - and why NASA is extremely
More Information That
May Be Of Interest To
Important News About Israel
From The Golden Report
From his home in Israel, Jerry
Golden periodically writes news
alerts about political activities,
which are of interest to the
Church. This information is
censored and ignored by the
American news media. Including
this information on the Rock of
Offence website does not mean
that we agree with all the
beliefs and teachings of the
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Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith copyright 1992.
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