Today, we live in a time where Jesus will be returning to receive those that have been obedient to God’s commandments and washed themselves in the blood of Jesus our redeemer, choosing to walk in obedience to God’s laws-regardless of what the world has done.  We can know this because of several scriptures in the book of Revelation that refer to the saints in the end of time:

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. ~ Revelation 12:17

“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” ~ Revelation 14:12

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” ~ Revelation 22:14

It is important firstly that we all know and completely understand that God’s commandments are binding.  Though many false teachings have risen to teach men that they no longer must obey these commandments, the bible record sounds loud and clear.  If we are to have a right to the tree of life, we must keep and do God’s commandments and carry the faith and testimony of Jesus.  Jesus in his own words said:

“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Jesus) ~ Matthew 5:18-19

We are given several warnings in scripture about a beast/antichrist/world governing system that would come along to “change the times and change the laws”, and you must know- this has already happened.  The law of God was changed many years ago, around 300AD in that God’s second commandment was removed all together.  To find evidence of this, you simply must look to Exodus 20 in the bible where God’s 10 commandments are listed.  The true second commandment of God reads:

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;  And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”  (Removed by Rome & The Catholic Church in 300s AD) ~ Exodus 20

When this was removed by Constantine/the Roman Catholic Church in the early centuries- the 10th commandment of coveting was split into two commandments to make up the difference.  The Emporer, nor Rome, nor the Catholic Church had any authority to change what God had established.  Rome and the Catholic Church can be clearly identified as the “Antichrist” or “Beast” system by 8 different prophecies given in scripture to warn us of their characteristics and dealings.  You can find these outlined on the “Identifying Antichrist” page of this site.  Because of the removal of this second commandment, churches have been led to worship statues, things made of gold, silver, wood, stone, and many things made with man’s hands.  Many have erected alters made of wood or gold and they tell their members that they can only hear God or receive his blessing if they come to the alter or to a church building.  Some have made golden scrolls that they carry around the sanctuary requiring their membership to kiss them.  Many will only “worship at the cross”, also a graven image.  Many buildings have been built and are served as if God is in them.  Churches have proclaimed certain items in their ceremonies “sacred” items that only the high clergy are allowed to touch.  All of these things are forms of idolatry that God condemned in his second commandment.  It was made clear again in the scripture of the New Testament:

“Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,  Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?  Hath not my hand made all these things?  Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.” ~ Acts 7:48-51

“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;  Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things” ~ Acts 17:24-25

The advice later from the Apostle Paul and the other Apostles was- “Flee from idolatry”.  A large number of Christian denominations today are actively engaged in acts of idolatry without even knowing it, mostly because they don’t know or haven’t considered the true second commandment, or they have been taught that the commandments are no longer binding.  This is a false teaching.  Any teaching that declares certain parts or pieces of God’s commandments to be essential, while declaring others non-essential, is false teaching.  I urge you to search the scriptures on this so that you can see that I am telling you the truth.  Not only were God’s laws changed, but God’s times also were changed centuries ago.  Details of this can be found on the “Why Follow the Commandments”, and “God’s Calendar” pages of this site.  We are nearing the end of all things, and the call of Revelation 18:4 is “Come out of her my people so you don’t share in her sins and plagues”.  This is the call today, and we pray that you will prayerfully study God’s scriptures to show yourselves approved to him a worker not needing to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of the truth.