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The Sardis Project is being developed to keep the church informed in the area of end-time biblical prophecy. I believe that we are currently living in the last days. Furthermore, I believe that it is very possible that WE ARE the generation that will be living at the Rapture of the Church. Jesus said, "Learn a lesson from a fig tree. When its branches sprout and start putting out leaves, you know that summer is near. So when you see all these things happening, you will know that the time has almost come. I can promise you that some of the people of this generation will still be alive when all this happens. The sky and the earth won't last forever, but my words will." (Matthew 24:32-35). Hello, I am Dr. Richard Goble, Retired Pastor and the developer of this site. I have been involved in various aspects of ministry for nearly 40 years. My passion is to educate both the church and the lost about biblical prophecy, connecting it with current events to establish a clear and strong argument that we are currently living in the last days.
I believe the return of Messiah Yeshua is soon to come, and that many people sitting in the church pews are going to be completely unprepared for His coming. I believe that many of them will, in fact, be unsaved when He comes.
I believe the Bible gives us clear teaching on the pre-tribulational rapture of the church, and the pre-millennial return of Yeshua. This interpretation will be provoking to some, but I simply cannot see any other possible way to correctly interpret prophecy. Yeshua will come in the clouds to call out His Church (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18). Then, after seven years of tribulation as determined by the prophet Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27), and described in the book of Revelation He will return to set up His kingdom on earth.
I believe in a literal interpretation of end time prophecy, allowing for the use of figurative language to describe people, places, and events.
I believe in a literal 1,000 year reign of Yeshua on earth.
I believe that everyone who is saved by grace through faith will spend eternity with God in heaven, and that everyone else will be cast into the eternal lake of fire.
I believe that our understanding of prophecy will become clearer and our interpretation of certain prophetic Scriptures may change as knowledge increases. Daniel was told to seal up the book until the time of the end, and that knowledge would increase (Daniel 12:4). In Revelation 5:5, one of the elders spoke to John and said, "Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals." I believe, therefore, that an open Bible and an open mind are the greatest tools we can have as we consider the possibility that current events may herald the fulfillment of specific prophecies. No matter what we believe now, current and future events may change our perspective and cause us to reshape our understanding of what the Bible teaches.
That being said, I will also include material from other viewpoints from time to time when it is appropriate for informational or other purposes. Not only do we need to know what we believe and why we believe it, we also need to know how to respectfully speak to others who hold differing points of view. We may even eventually come to the conclusion that they are right and we are wrong. So just because something is included on this site does not necessarily mean that I am in 100% agreement with it.
The Bible tells us to "...let God be true but every man a liar."(Romans 3:4). People, including me, may be misinformed, ignorant, or misguided, but they are not dumb, stupid, or idiotic when it comes to interpreting prophecy. Our understanding of any of the Bible must be illuminated by the Holy Spirit. Keep that in mind when you post on this site, because rudeness and self-righteousness will not be tolerated.
It is my prayer that you will become educated about what is going on in our world and how it relates to the end times. Then, what you learn here please share with others.
If you are a pastor or teacher, please feel free to use any material you find here in your sermons/Bible studies. I do not want credit for anything because it all belongs to my Lord. I would appreciate it if you mentioned this web site so those in your congregation can learn more about prophecy, but even that is only a request.
If you are a church member, please inform your pastor of this site. I know how difficult it is to attend to the needs of a congregation and prepare sermon material at the same time. Share this site with others as well. This is a good resource for home or small group Bible study.
If you are someone who professes no church affiliation and is unsure of your relationship with Jesus Christ, I hope that what you find here will instill a sense of urgency in you of how important having a relationship with Jesus really is. I believe the time of His return is upon us. Once He returns all decisions (even indecisions) are final. If you want to spend eternity in heaven you must decide who's side you will be on. Otherwise you will endure the wrath of God on this earth and all unbelievers who have rejected His Son. If you have questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our world is growing dark, but we can shine the light of Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) on those who have been prepared to receive the message that Yeshua is coming, and He is still in the business of saving lost souls from their sins.
Copyright (c) 2015-2018 The Sardis Project Much of the information contained on this web site was gathered from a variety of sources and is intended to be used for purposes of research and education. Information and quotes from articles and videos found here should be cited as required by the author/publisher. All articles by me, Richard Goble, may be freely used. I would appreciate a reference and a link to this web site. If you do add a link to sardisproject.com, contact me with the link and I will add a link to your web site here.