Welcome To Rock Of Offence

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
household.’"

(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!”

(Matthew 27:50-54)


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.”

(Mark 16:6-7)


Listen to the entire account from Matthew
chapters 27-28 of the audo Bible
(in MP3 Format) HERE










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THE SOLID ROCK


Historic Worship Hymn Of The Church
And The Theme Of This Website
(Edward Mote 1834)

A beautiful presentation of this hymn is
provided by Austin Stone on YouTube
CLICK HERE
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Important Bible Prophecy
Scriptures




"Looking for that blessed hope, and
the glorious appearing of the great
God and our Saviour Jesus Christ...

(Titus 2:13)


"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."

(Hebrews 9:28)


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.

(Zechariah 12:3)


(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."

(Zechariah 12:9)







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.



Additional information is available HERE and HERE












A Last Days Alert for the Church
Time is Short



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.

End of Days Update (Video Content)




'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'.


Amir's Prophecy Report Index




Major Prophecy Alerts Concerning
Recent Islamic Terrorist Attacks
And The Explosive Situation In The
Middle East



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.


Various Mideast Prophecy
Updates from Pastor J.D. Farag
of Calvary Chapel



Select Alternate News Sources

Fox News
Drudge Report
One America News
Judicial Watch
TownHall
CNS News
NewsMax
Breitbart
The Blaze
The Gateway Pundit
PJ Media
Charisma News

Israel News Sources

The Debka File
The Jerusalem Post
Times of Israel
Haaretz
Arutz Sheva





Urgent Prophetic Alert

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
true Gospel of Christ.









Why Some of Our Writings
are Offensive



The Fall of the Human Race &
Why We Need a Savior



Jesus Christ As 'The Last Adam'
Reverses The Curse Of The First
Adam's Sin



What is the Mystery of Christ?


The Battle For God's Grace
and it's Connection to the
Hyper-grace Controversy



The Great Divine Exchange


Imputation: How the New Covenant
Transfers Christ's Spiritual Benefits
to the Church



Old Testament Conditional Salvation vs.
The New Testament's Gift of Eternal Life



The Holy Spirit's Role In Salvation
After The Cross


Heaven's Royal Proclamation


The Believer's Position 'in Christ'


Sons vs Servants


Exposing Misconceptions About
Saving Faith



The Three Stages of New
Testament Salvation



The Spiritual Revolution
of Jesus Christ



Misunderstandings About Salvation
By Jack Kelly (GraceThruFaith)



Exposing The Error of Redefining
God's Grace


What's Wrong with Lordship
Salvation? (PDF Format)



What Does It Mean When God Says
'I Do Not Change'?



What is the Gospel? (PDF Format)


5 Biblical Truths That Lead To Eternal Life






How We Can Be Saved
By Franklin Graham (YouTube Video)




A 7-Part Study Examining a Problem
that has Distorted Christ's Message
of Salvation for Nearly 2000 Years.

The Positive Aspects and Hidden Dangers
of the Hebrew Roots Movement
(Updated Version)




The Tribulation’s Purpose Vs. The Church’s
Nature--By Jack Kelly (GraceThruFaith)



The Feast of Pentecost--By Jack Kelly
(GraceThruFaith)



The Nature Of Post-Church Salvation
During the Tribulation
By Jack Kelly (GraceThruFaith)




Additional Commentaries
and Bible Studies





Let No Man Deceive You...

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 are deficient in personal merit and good works - and those who possess an abundance of these character attributes


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 dangerous counterfeit 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', 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.

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 and contrary to popular church teachings, the rapture and Christ's Gospel of Salvation are part of the same truth, which makes them inseparable.



Top 20 Signs Of The Rapture
And Second Coming Of Christ
(Unsealed.Org)


Important Information About Who
Goes In The Rapture


The Great Divine Exchange

Imputation: How the New Covenant
Transfers Christ's Spiritual Benefits
to the Church




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".

What is Sola Scriptura?



Important Clarifications Concerning
Our Foundational Beliefs





Concerning the future salvation His
sacrifice would provide, Jesus made
the following statement at the
Last Supper:

"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


Must A Christian Give According
To The Tithing Laws Of Moses?
By Jim Bramlett



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



Is the Pretribulational Rapture
Teaching a Hoax?




Two Important Commentaries
From Dr. David Reagan of
Lamb and Lion Ministries


The Evil of Replacement Theology

Christian Zionism



The Spiritual 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





The Tragic Consequences of the
Christian Unity Movement




Praise & Worship Music
And Video








Jerusalem




Any copyrighted work on this website
is provided under the “fair use”
provision without profit or payment
for non-profit research, educational
and discussion purposes only.



Watch "The Jesus Movie" Online
(Multiple Languages Supported)





How To Be Saved

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)




Click Here - To Learn More About
Christ's Great Salvation






Solar Storm & Severe Weather Alerts

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.


Spaceweather Web Site

SolarHam

NASA: Solar Storm 2012-2013 (Pts. 1-5)
[YouTube Video]




More Information That
May Be Of Interest To
Our Readers



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.

Visit The Golden Report Website
For All His Latest Articles






New updated PDF version of the book
"Mystery of the Faith"--Free Download




















Pride: Stronghold Of Deception

Jesus Said, "Judge Not"--Didn't He?





America: Wakeup Before
We Disappear Into History



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Visit The Media Research Center







CNS News
NewsMax
Drudge Report
Washington Times
One America News
WorldNetDaily
TownHall
Breitbart
Koenig World Watch
Canada Free Press
U.S. Defense Watch
PJ Media
Heritage Foundation
Human Events
TheGatewayPundit
Judicial Watch
American Center for Law and Justice
The Blaze
The Jerusalem Post
Daily Mail
The American Thinker
Debka File
Renew America
Real Clear Politics
USA Watchdog











Special Information Sources




"A wise man foresees evil and takes
the necessary steps to deliver himself
while fools will go naively on and
are destroyed." (Prov 22:3)





Stormpulse

Hurricane Tracker

Radiation Alert Network

World EQ Activity--USGS

World EQ Activity--Global Incident

World EQ Activity--IRIS Big Map

Sky-Map

Lunar Phases

Stardate--Lunar Calendar

Time and Date Converter

Rosettaca Hebrew Calendar Converter

Interactive Hebrew Calendar

Hebrew Date Converter




The Middle-East




The following external links are
provided for discussion and
educational purposes. We do not
necessarily agree with all
doctrine, commentary, political
views or statements found on
these websites.

The Problem With External Websites





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Mideast News Sources

The Debka File

The Jerusalem Post

Times of Israel

Haaretz

Arutz Sheva






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Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith
copyright 1992.









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