We hope your visit is both enjoyable
and beneficial to your knowledge of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Speaking of 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)
Celebrating The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
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)
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.
And it shall come to pass in that day,
that I will seek to destroy all the
nations that come against Jerusalem.
Israel's Prominent Position
in the Bible: A Testimony to
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 them 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 promises are
untrustworthy. 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. This
is a must-hear message.
Three Pakistani brothers with top
access to the computer systems inside
the U.S. House of Representatives
containing some of the nation’s most
sensitive information were removed
from their positions by U.S. Capitol
Police. (It gets worse)
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
misinformation 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
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
originates from a counterfeit gospel message.
The rapture is taught by Saint Paul as a
'grace-based (unmerited and undeserved)
salvation event' and not some ‘optional’ Bible
topic that should be avoided because it offends.
The rapture represents the fulfillment and
conclusion of the Church's salvation which
closes the 'Age of Grace' and begins a
seven-year period known as 'The Tribulation'.
Since the subject of the rapture is directly
connected to Christ's salvation - and is so
severely distorted and maligned by a majority
of well-meaning ministers within Christendom,
it is necessary to include various studies
designed to address misconceptions which
continue to lead many astray in their faith.
Contrary to popular church teachings, the
rapture and Christ's Gospel 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
How To Properly Discern Apocalyptic Visions and Dreams
Why the Rapture Must Happen Before the Tribulation
Is the Pretribulational Rapture Teaching a Hoax?
The Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 By Thomas Ice
A Wrong Understanding of Bible Prophecy Can Lead Believers Astray in Their Faith
Two Important Commentaries From Dr. David Reagan of Lion and Lamb 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
Judaizing the Gospel: The Positive
And Negative Aspects of the
Jewish Roots 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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