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    †. Rev 14:6-7 . . And I saw another angel flying through the sky, carrying the everlasting gospel to preach to the people who dwell on the earth-- to every nation, tribe, language, and people. Fear God! he shouted. Give glory to Him! For the time has come when He will sit as judge. Worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all the springs of water!

    It's easy to mistake the everlasting gospel for the gospel of Christ but neither Christ's name nor his cross are anywhere in the angel's message.

    The everlasting gospel could also be called the everywhere gospel because it begins with the first chapter of Genesis; is mentioned again in Psalm 19:1-4, and again in Rom 1:18-21.

    Most disbelievers can't accept intelligent design and/or the wrath of God; but until they do, there is little use in trying to sell them on the gospel of Christ.

    The everlasting gospel is very elementary. Pretty much all it says is:

    1• There's a supreme being.

    2• He deserves respect.

    3• There's a frightful reckoning looming on the horizon, and

    4• The cosmos-- all of its forms of life, matter, and energy --is the product of intelligent design.

    Giving "glory" to God simply indicates giving someone credit where credit is due; and "worship" basically just simply means admiration.

    It's quite natural to admire celebrities, pro athletes, and super achievers-- to give them credit where credit is due --but not quite so natural to do the same for the cosmos' architect.

    Anyway, point being: people either believe in intelligent design and the wrath of God or they don't. If they do believe, then they will admire the creator's genius and also dread meeting up with Him in a face-to-face. If they don't believe; then they will neither dread Him nor admire Him: simple as that.

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    †. Gen 1:1 . . In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

    Gen 1:1 is one of the elements of the everlasting gospel that John saw and heard the angel heralding.

    †. Rev 14:7 . . Worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

    Gen 1:1 is not only everlasting, but it's also everywhere.

    †. Ps 19:1-4 . .The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

    The pronouns "they" and "their" refer to the heavens and the skies.

    Clouds, rain, snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons, and hail, speak volumes-- sunrises and sunsets can be especially glorious at times; and who isn't awed by eclipses, aurora, comets, meteor showers, constellations, star clusters, and planetary motions?

    Now; as beautiful and awe inspiring as the heavens and the skies can be, they aren't really meant for man's entertainment. Their primary purpose is to inform man that there is a mysterious someone out there above it all who designed the heavens and the skies-- constructed them, makes them work the way they do; and keeps them going.

    In other words; this element of the everlasting gospel gets by just fine without a Bible and/or a Bible thumper. It doesn't need the voice of a human evangelist and/or the assistance of a translator. The heavens and the skies are illiterate; and yet eloquent. The are also multilingual-- there is nobody anywhere on earth unable to hear what the heavens and the skies have to say about a mysterious someone out there above it all who designed the heavens and the skies, constructed them, and makes them work the way they do.

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    †. Gen 1:1 . . In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

    Gen 1:1 is one of the elements of the everlasting gospel that John saw and heard the angel heralding.

    †. Rev 14:7 . . Worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

    Gen 1:1 is not only everlasting, but it's also everywhere.

    †. Ps 19:1-4 . .The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

    The pronouns "they" and "their" refer to the heavens and the skies.

    Clouds, rain, snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons, and hail, speak volumes-- sunrises and sunsets can be especially glorious at times; and who isn't awed by eclipses, aurora, comets, meteor showers, constellations, star clusters, and planetary motions?

    Now; as beautiful and awe inspiring as the heavens and the skies can be, they aren't really meant for man's entertainment. Their primary purpose is to inform man that there is a mysterious someone out there above it all who designed the heavens and the skies-- constructed them, makes them work the way they do; and keeps them going.

    In other words; this element of the everlasting gospel gets by just fine without a Bible and/or a Bible thumper. It doesn't need the voice of a human evangelist and/or the assistance of a translator. The heavens and the skies are illiterate; and yet eloquent. The are also multilingual-- there is nobody anywhere on earth unable to hear what the heavens and the skies have to say about a mysterious someone out there above it all who designed the heavens and the skies, constructed them, and makes them work the way they do.

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    I was just reading Psalm 19 this weekend..thanks for sharing this. God does give language to attempt to define His creation but it does cry out all the time to every human that it is by design...

    This is why so many are proponents of abortion, they give no respect or recognition of the DESIGNER of the human being..

    LIFE MATTERS!!

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    †. Rom 1:18 . .The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness

    The "wrath" about which that passage speaks corresponds to an element of the everlasting gospel; which is:

    "The hour of His judgment is come" (Rev 14:7a)

    "His judgment" is directly related to the everlasting gospel's command to "Fear God, and give glory to Him" (Rev 14:7b)

    When you get right down to the bottom line: there are people on a road to the wrath of God for little more than refusing to believe in intelligent design.

    †. Rom 1:19-20 . .What may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-- his eternal power and divine nature --have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

    Others are on a road to the wrath of God for little more than their failure to give the intelligent designer the respect He deserves.

    †. Rom 1:21 . . For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave Him thanks.

    The everlasting gospel as per that angel in Rev 14:6-7 may be brief, but it sure is lethal.

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