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An Expose of The Bible's End Times Prophecies

Dan Knezacek is the author of The Spirit of Prophecy, a radical new analysis of the bible’s End Times prophecies.  Dan is just an ordinary regular guy.  He is a husband, father, pilot, machinist, airplane builder, and test pilot, but these are just things that many other people do.  It is Dan’s God who is extraordinary!

It is Dan’s belief that God wanted him to write The Spirit of Prophecy.  No, he did not receive visions, or experience visitations in the night, but over time, through study of the Scriptures, he came to the conclusion that God was leading him to some startling conclusions about the bible’s End Times story.

Starting with a couple of ideas about the nation, and identity of the Antichrist, Dan’s research has led him to the conclusion that there is much more to the bible’s End Times story than meets the eye.  The most significant find has been that since Satan always has his counterfeits, he will certainly produce many counterfeits of the biblical events of the End Times.

We can see some of these counterfeits forming around us in the European Union, and the Roman Catholic Church.  While many scholars believe the leader of the European Union will likely become the Antichrist, and the Pope the False Prophet, Dan’s conclusion is that these are still more counterfeits.  Counterfeits of the counterfeit, if you will!

Another term for these men is “useful idiots”, who are expendable to Satan.  He will likely destroy these men, and their city, to counterfeit the events of Revelation 17 and 18, and will do so during the Gog and Magog war, which is a counterfeit of Armageddon.

Are these his only counterfeits?  Hardly!  We will likely see a great many more as we approach the end of the age.  One that we can see today relates to the network of dams on the Euphrates river.  These dams can be used to stop the flow of the Euphrates river for up to 8 months.  At first glance one would be tempted to think that this could be fulfillment of Revelation 16:12 where the angel pours out his vial on the Euphrates river and it dries up, to make way for the “Kings of the east”.  The problem is that this passage is in the context of God withholding rain and the river drying up for lack of water.

When the armies of Iran and Russia attack Israel during the Gog and Magog war we will likely see the dams of the Euphrates used to lower the water flow so the attacking armies can cross.  This will be interpreted as being fulfillment of Rev. 16:12, but it is not.  It is merely another counterfeit!

The analysis of the bible’s End Times prophecies is Dan’s focus, but he has other interests upon which he will write about from time to time.  While World Politics is actually related to the above, he also has an interest in technology, especially as it relates to aviation.  Technology is fun, and can be a lighthearted break from some of the other serious topics.

You can read some of Dan’s other articles, and find links to his book at his website: www.thespiritofprophecy.ca

16 Responses to About

  1. Bill says:

    You’re completely insane, you do know that right? Seek help please, and copious amounts of medication. Oh, and get rid of your gun collection before you accidentally shoot someone.

    • dknezacek says:

      Ha!

      Stalin confiscated firearms before he killed 60 MILLION of his own countrymen!

      Hitler rounded up guns in Germany. If the Jews had guns they might not have been able to stop the Holocaust, but they would have been able to even up the numbers a bit!

      The USA has the occasional killing spree when a couple dozen people are killed, here and there. It’s not good, but that is a far cry from the Millions killed by the Russian, German, Chinese, Cambodian, Rwandan, Cuban, Turkish, and etc., GOVERNMENTS! You trust your government? I say you are the one who is INSANE!

      But Bill, why are you using a pseudonym? Are you afraid of using your own name?

      I think its funny when people call names. Why do you think I’m insane? Not that I care, but it might be interesting if you could make a logical case instead of name calling.

      You made the assumption that I own guns, because I passed on some excellent articles by patriots. Here’s another one http://constitutionalistnc.tripod.com/hitler-leftist/id14.html

      Hitler did prohibit Jews from owning guns and we all know the result of that policy. Six million people murdered because of their race. Don’t forget the Germans Hitler murdered as well, all those who opposed him!

      You think it won’t happen in your country? Good luck!

      Dan

  2. Paul Irvine says:

    Hi Dan,
    I love your blog and find myself agreeing with most if not everything you write about.
    I have recently read a book called “The star that astonished the world” by Ernest I Martin.
    The author who is actually dead now was a heretic in most of his beliefs to be sure but I am convinced that he was spot on with the information in this book. He proves from various scriptures and the positions of the stars that Jesus was born on the 1st of Tishrei 3BC or September 11th 3BC. I thought that was amazing in its self, 9/11!
    Have you ever read this book?
    Shalom and blessings
    Paul Irvine

    • dknezacek says:

      Hi Paul,

      I have read some of Ernest Martin’s book online at http://www.askelm.com/star/index.asp specifically chapter 5 at http://www.askelm.com/star/star006.htm

      I am not aware of his other teachings to know whether he was a heretic or not, but his calculation of Jesus’ birthday makes sense to me. If he is correct then Jesus would likely have been conceived during Hannukah… The light of the world coming in during the festival of lights! Hmm!

      Certainly God would not have had His son born during the festival of the first Antichrist, Tammuz, on or around December 25, so it appears that September is more likely the correct date.

      Since the bible does not give a specific date, the signs in the stars are the closest we can come to, and the wise men from the east certainly got it right.

      No doubt Satan knows Jesus’ birthday too. That may be why he chose 9/11 for such a dastardly terrorist attack. If we were to celebrate Christ’s birth on September 11, would we suffer persecution for it? That is not a good reason not to celebrate His birth, but I wonder if Satan was actually trying to pre-empt a movement within Christianity to celebrate on the true day?

      Just a thought.

      As I was researching years ago, I came across one article that said that one group of ancient Christians actually did celebrate the Lord’s birth in September. I wish I could remember where I read that.

      Thanks for writing,

      ve shalom,

      Dan

  3. Have you written a commentary on Revelation? If so, where can I find it?

    • dknezacek says:

      Hi Lone,

      My book “The Spirit of Prophecy” harmonizes Revelation with many passages in the Old Testament. Revelation actually contains 500 quotes from the Old Testament. I felt it was necessary to study as much prophecy as possible, and see if they could be harmonized. They can!

      You can find my book at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, or through the publisher Virtual Bookworm. If you go to my website at http://www.thespiritofprophecy.ca you can find links there.

      Thanks for writing,

      Dan

  4. Prudence says:

    Hi Dan I love your blog I too have being thinking of blogging about the end times but I haven’t got round to it. Anyway here are my thoughts about why I think the antichrist will come from Greece.The bible calls the antichrist prince of tyre in Isaiah and though modern day Tyre is in Lebanon, Tyre in biblical times was in Greece and the inhabitants of Tyre then were the Phoenicians, and if you do your research you will find that the Phoenicians were descendants of Esau. I will give you a link to these claims. You will find that Esau’s descendants not only settled in Edom but were scattered through out Europe because they were great explorers, sailors, traders and ship makers. And one of their strongholds was Tyre. Esau intermarried with the the Canaanites, including the Hittites. And these tribes were giants, the nephilim, hence stories Zeus and Hercules in Greek myths. There is a certain degree of truth to the existence of these Demi gods. They demanded worship because of the amount of strength, and satanic wisdom passes on to them by the fallen angels. So Antiochus Epiphanes was descended from one of theses half man half nephillim beings hence he set up a statue of Zeus in the temple of God, the abomination of desolation. He considered himself to be Zeus or rather the son of Zeus. Likewise Alexis tsipras claims he is an atheist but I don’t believe most so called atheists are not spiritual in fact most of them are deep in the occult and dark arts. I have been reading a lot recently about a cult called Bahai, it’s an offshoot of Islam but here is the interesting bit, it’s polytheistic, it claims all prophets from every religion, Buddhists, Islam, Christianity , new age, Wicca, Judaism etc are equal and all religions are equal. They believe in pluralism and that all roads lead to God but they claim that Mohammad was a prophet for that particular time in history and so was Jesus, however their prophet of Bahai is the manifestation of god in our time. This religion came from Iran it seems it has been renovating itself until now. It’s headquarters are in Haifa Israel on mount Carmel. Isn’t that interesting? Because that’s where Elijah and the false prophet of Baal met. Why am I including this information about Bahai religion ? Because I think it is a religion connected to the new world order that the antichrist is going to usher in . The United Nations is closely working with the Baha’is and their ideology. Baha’is believe in tolerance of all religions and also gay and women’s rights. It’s the ‘perfect’ alternatives to all the monotheistic intolerant religions of Islam and Christianity. Again research it for yourself you will find it has a New World Order agenda. To become a member of the Bahai faith one is interviewed on the phone and then given a membership card. Could this be the religion of the antichrist that morphs into the worship of an individual who calls themselves a god? Secondly I believe the antichrist will introduce a whole new banking system accessible to those that take the mark of the beast. He will probably be surrounded by bankers or he himself will be a banker or an economist. Guess who helped Alexis tsipras into power ? It’s the billionaire George Soros who is the king maker in all leftist governments . He funded Obama’ s presidential campaign as well as Alexis Tsipras’s. Like tsipras, Soros is a communist.

    • dknezacek says:

      Hi Prudence,

      I would recommend you read my series on the Jordanian Antichrist. The first starts here https://housetops.me/2012/07/02/the-jordanian-antichrist/

      I didn’t come to this conclusion lightly, but did a lot of research, with the bible as my main text.

      A Greek Antichrist is Satan’s counterfeit, meant to take away attention from the real Beast who will come along later. When I say “counterfeit” I mean he is a counterfeit of the counterfeit. In the same way the Gog/Magog war will be a counterfeit of Armageddon. It will be so bad that the world will believe they have been through Armageddon, and that is exactly what Satan wants them to believe.

      There is no doubt, therefore, that a Greek Antichrist could come very close to looking like the real thing. This is why we need to study Scripture in depth, to avoid being deceived.

      Thanks for writing,

      Dan

  5. Brent says:

    Hi Dan,
    Recently I’ve been trying to learn/make sense of harmonizing calendars. If we are to understand the 1260…1290….and 1335 days for example, we need to get a grip on the calendar God references.
    I just watched two YouTube videos by Jerry Morris….The Enoch Calendar and The 1335 Days.
    I had a good feeling about them, but I’m not clear how to align the info to today even if his info is right!?
    Wondered if you’ve seen it and what your take is?

    Regards,
    Brent.

  6. Hi Dan
    Eschatology really isn’t my thing, my focus is on marriage and relationships. That said, I’ve got some foundational stuff that has a lot of bleed-over into eschatology, but there’s a paradigm issue involved and I think you might be interested because it appears to have a huge impact on some of your interpretations for the end times and the issue of harlotry and whoredom.

    God commanded there was to be no adultery but you can’t have adultery without marriage because adultery requires a married woman. For reasons I’m not going to argue, harlotry is an active form of adultery, as in an ongoing program of adultery. Flagrant adultery.

    That takes us straight to the issue of marriage.

    God gave the command “Be fruitful and multiply” and God gave the Law of Marriage at Genesis 2:24 to enable that command and the law describes the initiation of marriage. The grant of authority is “for this reason” which points to the command to be fruitful and multiply. The law is implementing that command. Next, the authority to initiate marriage is granted to the man (not to anyone else). There are three elements involved with the initiation of marriage, known as the “three shalls.”

    -A man shall leave. He is setting up his own house, he will no longer be under the authority of his father and mother. The “leaving” is a shift of authority that makes the man the head of his own house at the moment he takes a wife but it is a change in status, not necessarily a physical act.

    -A man shall cleave to his wife. This is the physical act of consummation. The sex. Note that the woman is referred to as his wife.

    -they shall become one flesh. Notice that this is not an action of the man. Christ explained in Matthew 19 the “become one flesh” is an act of God, which is reflected by the text. It is generally accepted that the “become one flesh” occurs at the moment of the consummation of the marriage, when they have sex.

    What we see is that of the three shalls, the only definite physical act is the husband having sex with his wife (shall cleave). She is his wife because they had sex. Nowhere is the issue of consent raised, but the issue of consent is settled at Exodus 22:16-17 and Deuteronomy 22:28-29. The Exodus passage deals with a seduction- the woman consented but her father was not asked for his consent. They are married, but if the father desires, he can invoke his authority under Numbers 30:3-5 and annul the daughters marriage because she agreed to the act of marriage with the man (“if the father absolutely refuses to give her”). The Deuteronomy passage deals with the consent of the woman. She was raped, they were discovered (the evidence she was raped and was not engaging in the act of marriage willingly) and thus she is his wife (“they shall be married”). Her father has no authority to annul her marriage because she made no agreement. The man pays the father a very high dowry and can never divorce her all the days of her life.

    Nowhere in the text is any rite, ritual or ceremony mentioned or commanded. No supporting passage mentions any rite, ritual or ceremony required for a marriage and the only conclusion is marriage is initiated with the act of the man having sex with the woman. Look at the text: Note the wording in Genesis 2:24- the “shall leave” and “shall cleave” and “shall become” are all used in the imperative sense. Right now. It’s happened. Notice that there is no imperative language in the Exodus passage because the father has the right to annul the marriage. However, in the Deuteronomy passage, we again see the imperative “they shall be married” which means now, it’s done. Why? Because she made no agreement her father could annul. Therefore, they are married.

    The problem is back around 400 AD the early church fathers threw all that out because they hated sex. They decided marriage was based on consent (this agreed nicely with Roman law) and the consummation had nothing to do with it. Because sex is evil. And the man doesn’t have the authority to initiate marriage, the church decides when a person is married and there has to be a public ceremony (the ban on secret marriage) that’s blessed by the church (later the state was included). And sex doesn’t make you married because sex before the special church-blessed ceremony is the awful sin of premarital sex. And if the man has any sex outside of marriage it’s a sin. A man can only have one wife.

    None of which agrees with the Bible. Your key verses are Genesis 2:24; Exodus 22:16-17; Numbers 30:3-5; Deuteronomy 22:28-29 and Matthew 19:4-6. At no time is there any indication that any form of ceremony is called for and what the Law actually states is that the act of sex that creates the marriage. The virgin has no consent because she can agree to a marriage and her father can annul it after the fact against her will; and she can be raped into a marriage she did not consent to against her will. 1st Corinthians 7:39 indicates the non-virgin has the right of consent (along with other passages). However, whether it be the virgin who has no agency or the non-virgin who does, the man initiates marriage with the act of having sex with her.

    Proof: With only one exception, nowhere in the Bible is a man prohibited from having sex with a woman he is eligible to marry. It does not matter if he already has a wife because he is authorized more than one. The one exception is 1st Cor. 6:15-16, in which Christians (only Christians- otherwise this would violate Deuteronomy 4:2 by adding to the Law) are forbidden to join the members of Christ to a prostitute.

    The big takeaway: A woman is married to the man who got her virginity. If that man is still living and her father did not annul the marriage or if (only if he is an unbeliever) he has not divorced her for her adultery, she is married to that man whether she knows it or not. God knows whether or not she is married.

    Current statistics indicate that only about 3% to 5% of people are virgins when they “get married” because everyone thinks it’s the ceremony that makes them married. According to God, it’s the sex that makes them married and the virgin is married to the guy who breaks her hymen. After that she’s married and any other man she has sex with is an act of adultery. Some surveys indicate that among highly religious groups, up to a whopping 20% of the people are still virgins when they officially get married.

    The Ignorance Of The Apostate Church: Look around your church at the ‘married’ folks. There is a man and a woman. If the guy did not get her virginity then the woman he thinks he’s married to is actually another man’s wife and they are living in an adulterous union. Statistically speaking, somewhere around 9 our of 10 couples in your church are living in state and church sanctioned adultery. Several years ago I thought divorce was the besetting sin of the church but now I realize that only a tiny fraction of the divorces in the church occur with people who were actually married to each other.

    The problem is 1500 years of being taught that it’s the ceremony that makes you married and sex doesn’t mean you’re married. Which is not at all what Scripture says. One of my students wrote me recently and said she and her husband had been discussing it… and they concluded that not very many women were virgins when they got married. I wrote her back and said “No, every single one of them was a virgin when they got married. You know it’s the sex that makes them married, the problem is the linguistics don’t match the facts.”

    So… what does that do for your concept of harlotry? It seems to me this should open up some new insight in your area and I’d be interested to hear about it if it does. I always wondered about Romans 1:18-32 and assumed it was a prophesy for our time, but when I finally studied Genesis 2:24, it came to life. The best statistics I’ve been able to find indicated that back in the 1940’s – 1950’s only about half of the woman were virgins when they officially tied the knot, so only half the marriages were legitimate. That has a tremendous impact on the fact that starting about 1965 to 1970 the divorce rate suddenly skyrocketed. And the screwed up children of these adulterous and often broken unions were damaged. We see an explosion of homosexuality appear in the 1970’s “for which they received the penalty in their own bodies” and AIDs hit the scene in the early 1980’s. And the church can’t be bothered to read the Bible and see the epidemic of adultery in its midst.

    So plug that into your harlotry and whoredom calculator and let’s see how it plays out. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…

    • dknezacek says:

      Hi Toad,

      I agree with you; there is no command to have marriages blessed by a pastor or church.

      We are a society of adulterers and adulteresses. Thank God salvation is by faith, not by works, nevertheless most who think they are Christian are not, in actuality.

      Most think “freedom in Christ” is licence to sin! It frightens me to think of the end of such people, on judgment day!

      On the eschatology vs.morality thing, note that somewhere between 1/4 and 1/3 of Scripture was prophetic when it was written. Many Churches ignore prophecy thinking it is controversial, but it is a part of the Word of God, and we ought to take it seriously. We need the whole counsel of God, and not just a part of it.

      As humans we have a tendency to think that one part of God’s word is essential, and another is not! This is a thought that comes straight from the devil himself! It is a sin to compartmentalize the Word of God; He gave it all, and it all is essential!

      Things are accelerating and they certainly will get worse before they get better.

      Thanks for writing, and keep in the Word,

      Dan

  7. Steven J Smith says:

    Hello Dan. I have a question for you, but first I would just want to say that I really enjoy your work and agree with most of the stuff you talk about. You are truly a man of God with lots of knowledge of scripture, and that is why I have come to you with a question. Now the question I have is regarding masturbation. I notice most of the churches I have been to over the years never talk about masturbation, or sexual topics in general most likely because it’s taboo. When I was growing up my parents never talked about it either which has really left me confused towards how God feels regarding the topic, and up until this day I’m still not sure what the bible says about it. I have been looking around on the internet for answers and I have been pointed to Genesis 38:6 – 10 where it says

    “6 Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. 7 But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death.
    8 Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother.”9 But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother. 10 What he did was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death also.”
    Now from this it’s easy to see that the lord was mad at Onan for ejaculating on the ground, and preventing Tamar from having a child. Now can this verse be used in an argument against masturbation? For me it’s hard to tell, because Onan was told to sleep with Tamar for the purpose of having a child but Onan disobeyed yet kept sleeping with Tamar just for pleasure. Which was obviously against what Judah had asked him to do. I found a quote on one of the websites I was on and it basically sums up what I am trying to say regarding this verse:

    “There is one story in the Old Testament which is sometimes thought to be about masturbation. It’s the story of Onan in Genesis 38:9-10. Some refer to the phrase about how God put him to death because he would “waste the semen on the ground.” But if you look at the context of the story, that’s not exactly what it says. God did not take Onan’s life for “wasting the semen.” Onan had a duty to help his widowed sister-in-law conceive an heir, but he selfishly refused because he knew that the child wouldn’t be his. So the sin that was punished was not masturbation but the refusal to fulfill a family duty.”

    What are your thoughts on this? Also does Genesis 38:6 – 10 refer to all married couples who don’t want to have any more children? Is sex only for the purpose of having children and nothing else? If so every true Christian should have around 15 – 20 children as long as they still have sex.

    Another verse that was pointed out was Matt 5:28 which says:

    “28. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

    This doesn’t not mention sexual pleasure but rather the act of looking at a woman lustfully. Which is why porn is obviously against God, however just because porn is against God that doesn’t mean masturbation is because you don’t necessarily need to look at it or even think of a women to masturbate. Another verse that was pointed out to me was Ephesians 5:3 and it says:

    “Among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity.”

    What does sexual immorality mean? Is this talking about fetishes that some Christians might have? As Matt 5:28 points out it can even be just looking at a women which can be considered sexually immoral. If that is the case and if masturbating is considered immoral, then choosing not to masturbate causes you to have wet dreams were you have immoral thoughts in your sleep causing you to ejaculate. So wouldn’t masturbation be better as you can control if you are having immoral thoughts compared to when you are sleeping?

    Another site pointed me to 1 Corinthians 10:31 which says:

    “31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

    Would a christian couple having sex as a married couple and practicing birth control glorify God?
    Is masturbation considered a sin if you aren’t thinking of a women? If it is, how can not masturbating be better if it causes you to have wet dreams which at that point you have to have immoral dreams/thoughts in order to have a wet dream which I don’t see how that can glorify God.

    I am very conflicted and confused. As a Christian I wish to do what God wants but on this topic it’s hard to decide what he wants. Please give me your opinion on the matter.

    P.S. Keep up the great work!

    • dknezacek says:

      Steven,

      Some tough questions. My family, and our churches rarely talked about masturbation as well, except to point to the case of Onan.

      In that case, it actually appears to me that he was using the “withdrawal method” of birth control. So he was having sex with her, but was withdrawing to spill his seed on the ground, so she wouldn’t get pregnant. Now she was his wife, but would die without children, and I think this was what God was angry with.

      Children are a blessing from the Lord, both to the father and to the mother, but the mother needs them more so than her husband, since women generally grow feeble sooner than their husband, and usually live longer than him. So God’s provision for older people, especially the women is their children!

      Even today, a retirement depends on there being younger people around to take care of the elderly.

      There is a passage that actually does discuss masturbation, but it doesn’t use that term, since the term itself is rather recent. Instead the bible uses euphemisms. This could be wet dreams, but it could also be masturbation;

      10 If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chanceth him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp:
      11 But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash himself with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again.

      This is the law, and Christians today are not under the law, but it does provide some guidelines. I think the point here is that a person who does this has a heightened sexual arousal, and by keeping away from society for a while it lessens the danger that he will do something that he will regret later. But maybe that’s not practical?

      I would rather point to what Paul said;

      8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. (Paul was single)
      9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 1 Corinthians 7:8-9

      If you are burning, then I would suggest that you find a woman who loves the Lord and wants a family. Don’t think you have to have a million dollars to get married. Paul’s advice is more important than money!

      My ancestors came to Canada without any money, and then they had a family of 15 children, living in a shack on the prairies!

      God loves children, and He will provide for them if you are willing to work! Just don’t think that luxuries are necessities. Also, you need to find a woman who thinks that way, and that might be the challenge!

      One other thought, and that is the words of Jesus Christ Himself; Matthew 5:28
      But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

      While I can’t say that masturbation is wrong, because the bible does not address the question directly, Jesus certainly equates the looking at a woman with lust in our heart as adultery. Looking at Pornography is certainly looking at a woman with lust in one’s heart.

      There is certainly more than one problem here, but not the least is the objectifying of another person as a sex object. This cheapens the value of another person in your mind. That person was created in the image of God, and was created for His glory, not for your, or my, sexual gratification.

      I am not claiming innocence in any of this, only that these are sins we need to repent of.

      Having a family is a good goal. Having a brace of children is a goal that God just might honour. Having a wife to love, and lead in the Lord, is also a good goal.

      Philippians 4:8
      Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

      Above all put Christ first in your life, and He will take care of the rest!

      Thanks for writing,
      Dan

  8. Steven J Smith says:

    Hey Dan,
    thanks for replying to my question. Sorry it took me so long for me to reply. Regarding my question of masturbation you said the following:

    ” I would rather point to what Paul said;

    8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. (Paul was single)
    9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 ”

    Now as Paul said “But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn” What does “If they cannot contain” mean? Because it could mean if you cannot contain your urges to masturbate, or it could also mean contain your urges to have sex before marriage. Or it could be both. I have 2 kids myself, and I know that they are going to be reaching puberty soon. So i’m not really sure what to tell them regarding masturbation, and i know when going through puberty all you want to do is masturbate.

    Thanks once again for answering my questions,
    Steven.

    • dknezacek says:

      Steven,

      You don’t have to tell them anything unless they ask you. But whatever you do tell them should be honest.

      We live in an age of grace, so since God never actually prohibited it, don’t tell them it is prohibited.

      Jesus did tell us not to look at a woman with lust, so I would tell them not to use pornography, because it is an image of an actual woman.

      If they want to get married before finishing their post-secondary education I would not forbid them, just warn them of the difficulties, and do your best to support them in that decision. I know several couples who got married early; some have gone on to have very large families, and others have been divorced. Keeping their hormones in check is a good goal, because they have to look at their prospective spouse with biblical glasses on. That’s difficult to do when your hormones are raging.

      Everyone makes mistakes. So all you can do is your best, and then pray about the rest. Teach them personal responsibility, and honor. More than anything else, teach them about Jesus.

      Just some musings from a very imperfect man.

      Dan

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