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
But the angel said to them, “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.”
THE SOLID ROCK
Historic Worship Hymn Of The Church
And The Theme Of This Website
(Edward Mote 1834)
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
A beautiful presentation of this hymn is provided by Austin Stone on YouTube CLICK HERE
Bible Prophecy Alerts
"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
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 Both
Syria and North Korea
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.
Pastor J.D. Farag's Mideast
Prophecy Updates Concerning
Various Terrorist Events
J.D. Farag exposes the deception
surrounding the refugee controversy
in his 2-5-2017 update listed above.
This is a must-hear message.
In his 3/5/2017 message J.D. Farag
speaks about the hidden reasons behind
the recent Democratic demands for the
resignation of President Trump and
Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
In his 12/10/2017 message J.D. Farag
comments on the prophetic importance
of President Trump's proclamation
that Jerusalem is the eternal capital
of Israel - and how this announcement
may accelerate the rebuilding of the
third Jewish temple.
In his 12/17/2017 message listed above,
J.D. Farag devotes the entire program
to exposing 'The Palestinian Myth'. This
is a must-hear prophetic update.
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.
Providing this information should not
necessarily be interpreted as our
complete agreement with the religious
or political views of the hosts and
producers. We include the straightforward
and informative commentaries by Christian
Pastor J.D. Farag because of his Arab
background and his familiarity with the
religion of Islam. This allows him to
expose the current government and media
disinformation campaign which attempts
to deceive the public concerning the true
nature of these attacks. Some YouTube
video commentaries from various talk-show
hosts do not always originate from
Christian sources and may contain
offensive language and content. This
material is included for the purpose of
informing the church and the public
about the seriousness of the ongoing
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 proving that Jesus Christ
is the Son of God and the promised
Messiah of Israel. CLICK HERE
Discovering the Liberating Truth of the Gospel of Christ
The Rapture is often described as 'a reward for
righteous living and Christian service'. Yet, the
New Testament warns that this definition actually
originates from a popular counterfeit gospel
message. The rapture, as taught by Saint Paul,
is a 'Grace-based (unmerited and undeserved)
salvation event', which is why it should never be
treated as some ‘optional’ or unimportant Bible
If you believe in your heart that God raised Christ
from the dead and have confessed with your mouth
that Jesus Christ is Lord - Romans 10:9-10 declares
that you will be saved. Once saved (you possess
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, Jesus purchased
your right to be included in the rapture, which is
the final stage of the believer's salvation. This
purchase was made with the precious blood of Jesus
christ. As a result, it insults and casts doubt on
His finished work at the cross when we allow
falsely religious preachers and individuals to
redefine the rapture as 'a reward for personal merit
and righteous living'.
Since this subject is directly connected to Christ's
salvation ... and is so utterly distorted and
maligned by many well-meaning ministers within
Christendom, it becomes necessary to include various
studies designed to address dangerous misconceptions
which can lead many astray in their faith. Contrary
to popular church teachings, the rapture and
Christ's Gospel of Salvation are part of the same
truth, which makes them inseparable.
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
ofen referred to as "Sola Scriptura".
Important Clarifications Concerning
Our Foundational Beliefs
Concerning the future salvation His
sacrifice would provide, Jesus made
the following statement at the
"This cup is the new covenant in
My blood, which is shed for you."
(Luke 22:20 NKJV)
Christ's Great Salvation Revealed Through The New Covenant
The Two Different Types of Righteousness in the Bible
Israel and the Church
Why Did Saint Paul Use the Phrase 'To the Jew First' in his Epistles?
How To Properly Discern Apocalyptic Visions and Dreams
The Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 By Thomas Ice
The Ten Virgins - Clearing Up The Confusion - By Jack Kelly
Why the Rapture Must Happen Before the Tribulation
Important Information About Who Goes In The Rapture
Is the Pretribulational Rapture Teaching a Hoax?
A Wrong Understanding of Bible Prophecy Can Lead Believers Astray in Their Faith
Two Important Commentaries From Dr. David Reagan of Lamb and Lion Ministries
The Evil of Replacement Theology
The Frightening Consequences of
Failing To Rightly Divide God’s Word
Questions From Our Readers
Helpful Answers About Divine Healing,
Faith, Reasons For Suffering, How
God's Power Is Blocked In Our Life
And Other Important Topics. Our
Answers, Based On The Scirptures
May Surprise You.
Discovering The Various Causes And Sources Of Suffering
Looking At The Church In The
Rear-View Mirror: Examining The
Past To Understand The Problems
The Shocking Decision of the Acts
Chapter 15 Apostolic Council
The Tragic Consequences of the
Christian Unity Movement
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 concerned.
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 authors
teachers, or sponsors.
Additional teachings can be found in the new Bible Prophecy Section referenced toward the top of this page and can also be accessed HERE
Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith copyright 1992.
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