This page has been called "Last Things" because we are living in what many Christians would consider the end times. We are coming increasingly under divine judgement and this calls for introspection and repentance on an individual basis. The Lord Jesus has instructed us to "examine ourselves" and this we must do if are to continue living under grace. However, Christians must also "examine themselves" corporately, in other words they must always seek to test their organisational beliefs and doctrines against Scripture and they must learn to think critically and honestly and discard wrong teachings if necessary. A number of video's and other materials will appear on this page that will challenge the cherished beliefs entertained by some.
In particular, our attitude to God's people (the Jews) will be examined. The apostle Paul is clear that Christians walk a fine line between the Jews being beloved for the sake of the patriarchs and enemies for the sake of the gospel (Rom 11v.26). Increasingly we find that Christian-Zionism neglects this very necessary balancing act.
Christian-Zionist support is uncritical and sycophantic. They have become enablers, conveniently forgetting that the Jews will again be punished for their unbelief and stubbornness. They act like the three monkeys, "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil." As such they are complicit and become false prophets and a mouth piece for an idol (ideology).
9. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
11. Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
13. Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
19. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
22. Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
26. The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
The above video is based on various historical, archaeological and genetic resources and research papers. Directly below is a three part series on Ezekiel (part 1-3); research papers on genetics can be found under the article discussing Hebrew origins. Articles on the ancient provenance of tin can be found under the Brexit video.
A few thoughts on genetic population mapping. Whereas, modern genetics employs an out-of-Africa location model for the origins of the founder event most Biblicists would insist on Mid-Eastern origins. Apparently, the Out-of-Africa model rests on the fact of greater genetic diversity (and therefore a more ancient timeline) for African DNA. I am not qualified to make a judgement on that but have added a PDF (The Genesis 10 Table of Nations and Y-Chromosomal DNA by R. P. Aschmann) that attempts to address the issue, the reader must judge whether his argument is successful. Nevertheless, it is advised to bear in mind that genetics must at some level match with known history and it is quite possible (in my view) that an Out-of-Africa model can be easily matched with the historical biblical record. For example, let us assume that the founder event occurred in the Mid-East after which migration occurred:
Now let us introduce a catastrophe (such as a deluge) that devastates a large population area and introduces a population “bottle neck”.
After the catastrophe (large yellow circle) we have two population “loci” the most ancient one in Africa and a more recent one established by the survivors in the Mid-East. It is natural that we should see migration between these two “loci”.
According to the Biblical record we had a migration “Out-of-Eden” (Mid-East?) then a deluge at the end of the ice age (Mid-East) then another migration (Babel). The fertile crescent and the Nile valley where historically the cradle of civilization, it is therefore not unreasonable to assume that the founder event occurred in that region. The table of nations in Genesis 10 is after the catastrophe and therefore does not deign to relate to where tribes and peoples were located before the “bottle-neck” event.
If you use the Google search engine to find “famous Ashkenazi Jews”, you will be surprised at the images that appear. Try the same using the term "famous Jewish actresses and actors". The personalities that Google finds are household names and often they appear “Caucasian” rather than “Semitic”. Ashkenazi Jews or Ashkenazim are “European Jews” (this is an over-simplification) there are about 5-6 million living in the USA (which constitutes roughly 88% of American Jews) and 2.8 million in Israel (which is about 43% of Israeli Jews). So, Ashkenazim constitute a large proportion (about 65%) of world Jewry (Sephardi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Italqim, Bukharan Jews, Mountain Jews, Turkish Jews, Romaniote Jews, Beta Israel etc).
The origins of Ashkenazi Jews is a question fraught with political implications. It should be a simple case of genetics and population history, but of course Jewish racial identity is bound up with religious identity and historical claims on territory. Opponents of the Jews argue that modern Jews are Europeans and are not “Semitic”. It is well known that kingdoms such as Adiabene and Khazaria converted to Judaism, thus the argument states that Jewishness has been diluted to such an extent that it is non-existent. They are not Jews but Khazars. The children of Abraham can no longer trace their genealogy back to Abraham (so the argument goes), in fact, people like the Bedouin and the Palestinians are more Abrahamic (Semitic) than “Ashkenazi Jews”, who are therefore “fake Hebrews” (so the argument goes) who can therefore have no claim on the land or on racial superiority (or purity) vis a vis the “goyim”.
Here (for what it is worth) follow my ruminations on the matter. Although not qualified (as a geneticist) familiarity with statistics, scripture and history and (hopefully) critical thinking allow the following observations (in the final instance you must make up your own mind therefore I have compiled resources for those interested in pursuing the matter).
Firstly, science is science and data is data and facts are facts. In an ideal world the facts should speak for themselves, but scientists also have political agendas. Scientists often put a “spin” on the results if they do not like the direction that they are headed. Furthermore, this (genetic population science) is a fast-developing field and relatively new. Conclusions will change or become more nuanced as more data becomes available and is analysed (that is already happening). So, if anyone is interested in research from this field always note the publication date. The “certain” conclusions of a decade ago may no longer be valid.
Secondly, before even looking at the data, students of history and the bible know that the Jews had Synagogues everywhere – even before the rise of Christianity. We know, for example that there were synagogues all over Asia Minor and they had been there for centuries. The Old Testament was translated into Greek and one of the reasons for this was so that gentiles (as well as Jews) could read the bible in Greek. These gentiles were called “God-fearers”, and many were eventually circumcised, adopted Judaism and intermarried. Judaism was therefore a proselytizing religion that converted gentiles. Later, some of these gentiles left Judaism and became Christians.
Abraham (the father of the Jews) was a native of Ur in Mesopotamia, he was the father of Isaac and of the Ishmaelites (Arab tribes). Jacob the son of Isaac became the father of the twelve tribes of Israel who ended up in Egypt. Jacob’s brother Esau became the father of the Edomites who eventually converted to Judaism, by the time of Jesus the Edomites or Idumeans formed the ruling Herod dynasty. So, according to the bible story, we have a mixture of Sumerian (Akkadian?), Egyptian and Edomite heritages in the Jewish lineage because all these people intermarried with Jews at some point. And that is before Jews were expelled to Babylon (subsequently Persia) in 586 BC and again expelled in AD 70 and AD 135. So, as the saying goes “it’s complicated” – one can hardly talk about “racial purity” – to be precise, the Jews take their name from the Judeans who were left in the land after the Babylonian captivity as opposed to the Israelites (northern tribes) who went into captivity. The only thing we can know for certain is that Jesus was a direct descendant of Abraham.
Here follows my own take on the science thus far (but I encourage readers to do their own research); The current state of genetic study on Ashkenazi Jews suggests that they are indeed a separate, distinct, ethnic group from the populations among whom they reside. This group posses many genetic defects not found in the surrounding populations, or at least at varying (higher rates) than the general native populations among whom they reside. They often present with distinctive Ashkenazi mutations. This indicates that they are indeed a separate group. Today's 10 million Ashkenazi Jews descend from a population of only 350 individuals. So, the population underwent a “bottle neck” (going from a large group to a small group, then expanding again) - the practice of consanguineous marriage or endogamy (marriage between second cousins or closer relatives) is common in some Jewish communities, which produces an increase in the number of children with congenital defects.
The Ashkenazi population derives genetically from both Europe and the Middle East. The maternal heritage of Ashkenazi Jews is largely European (descended from four women?), and Y chromosomal DNA suggests that the men had a likely origin in the Near East. The Near East is the region of Ashkenaz near the old Khazar territories. Previous studies have found that 50-80% of the Ashkenazim DNA from the paternal lineage (father) originated in the Near East. But the 2013 study showed 80% of Ashkenazi Jews’ maternal line comes from Europe - only a few people had genes originating in the Near East.
The theory is that Jewish men travelled the trade routes and married gentile women (converts?). Once they established families, small Jewish communities would intermarry to keep “Jewishness in-house” (so to speak), explaining the concentration of genetic defects. One study traces the origins of Ashkenazi Jews to Italy (from Judea) due to AD 70 and another traces the origins of Ashkenazi Jews to Turkey (from Iran due to BC 586). Both these groups were pushed into Eastern Europe and eventually migrated into places like Germany where they spoke the Yiddish language. Yiddish incorporates German, Slavic, and Hebrew. It is written in Aramaic letters and is commonly thought to be an old German dialect. However, an alternative theory proposed by Paul Wexler, professor at the University of Tel Aviv and a co-author of the study, suggests Yiddish is a Slavic language that used to have both Slavic grammar and words but in time shed its Slavic lexicon and replaced it with common and unfamiliar German words.
Ashkenazim only came together as a distinct Jewish subgroup around 900 years ago in the Rhineland. Before that they were Italian Jews (Italkim) and before that Roman Jews and before that they were Judeans and before that they were Israelites who ended up in Asia minor (Ashkenaz) via Persia (Iran) – the same ancient source population that was exiled or voluntarily left the Land of Israel as traders and merchants across the Mediterranean, Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
As the reader you must make your own mind up and keep abreast with the research. In the final instance Ashkenazim are Jews, they are a distinct ethnicity, but they have a large European heritage alongside their Near East and Mid Eastern lineage. Although they are not “fake Hebrews” (or Khazars though they carry a large genetic imprint from that ethnicity) they certainly cannot insist on any racial purity or superiority vis a vis the “goyim” or their Palestinian and Arab brethren. It is ironic, that in these last days, the very concept of distinctive Jewishness is being challenged by genetics. Speaking in a spiritual (rather than genetic) sense the apostle Paul says, “They are not all Israel, which are of Israel” (Rom 9v.6) and Jesus said; “If you were the children of Abraham you would do the works of Abraham” (John 8v.39). Jewishness is more than ethnicity or genetics.
The next video is concerned with Brexit because there are Christians who for some strange reason link Ezekiel 38 with Brexit. This is because Tarshish has been identified with the UK and with the USA and Gog and Rosh has been linked with Russia. In this scenario the “good guys” are the Anglo-Saxon nations and the “bad actors” are Russia. Israel plays the innocent victim. Of course, common sense tells us that there are no “good” nations and a modicum of Biblical knowledge tells us that this scenario is both Scripturally and politically implausible.
At least 31 years ago the scholar H.A.Whittaker pointed out in his Isaiah commentary the unlikelihood of Tarshish being Britain. Chapter 23 of his Isaiah commentary is embedded below in case anyone needs a refresher. More recent studies employing archaeological science and interrelated disciplines examine the importance of Iberia and Iran for the ancient tin trade (see Tin Resources also below). Britain was not the only ancient country to trade tin and the whole "prophecy" edifice built around the disputed identity of Tarshish is based on wishful thinking rather than sound interpretation.
Image taken from North-West Iberia tin mining from Bronze Age to modern times article(2017)
North-West Iberia tin mining from Bronze Age
to modern times: an overview(2017),
Rey, Beatriz & Meunier, Emmanuelle & Figueiredo,
Elin & Lackinger, Aaron & Fonte, João & Fernández,
Cristina & Lima, A & Mirao, Jose & Silva, R.J.C.
Also available in PDF format
Ancient tin production: Slags from the Iron Age
Carvalhelhos hillfort (NW Iberian Peninsula), (2018)
Figueiredo, E., Fonte, J., Lima, A., Veiga, J. P., Silva, R. J. C., & Mirão, J.
Journal of Archaeological Science, 93, 1-16
It is a bit sad when your forever best friend is a narcissistic psychopath. The saying goes that a man can be known by his friends or by the company he keeps. It is a good thing that Saudi Arabia is now in the hands of a "reformist". The article in the Jerusalem Post dismisses the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as a kidnapping "gone wrong". Moreover, it says that Jamal Khashoggi was not a journalist but a Muslim brotherhood activist that was contra Israel. Well, I suppose cutting him up with a bone saw while he was still alive is OK then. However, even the article has to admit the following:
“Nevertheless, this remains a tyrannical and barbaric regime. Last month it beheaded 37 people, mostly minority Shi’ites, crucifying one of the dead and putting his body parts on public display.”
Well, at least the Saudi's waited until this one was dead before they crucified him (I know of some people who shouted for a live crucifixion). The article asks the following question:
“So the great question is whether the Saudi thaw toward Israel goes any deeper than a tactical alliance against a common foe.”
The answer to your question is given in the book of Revelation:
“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire” (Rev. 17v.6)
This is a match "made in heaven" because between them they control the "holy places" all they need now is to get the Pope on board. Any peace deal that Israel makes with the Arab nations will not last. The whore will be burnt. The nations of the Mid-East will turn against her and the Greater Israel project will fail.
The next article will follow history leading up to WWI and the Balfour declaration. History is always written by the victor and is therefore always biased. The “winner” tells their version of events and glosses over the truth often demonizing the looser. As we know, there are always two sides to every story and usually the truth is somewhere in-between. However, sometimes recorded history is so egregious and so mendacious, that it can no longer be called history – it is propaganda. When this form of “history” is propagated in the education system and through main-stream literature it establishes a new accepted truth. Except it is not the Truth. It is a carefully crafted lie. Anyone who challenges such a lie will automatically be labelled a “conspiracy theorist”. If you do decide to pursue the truth you must be careful and weigh everything critically. Check your sources. Look for alternative explanations. Investigate and think for yourself. Some who commence this journey begin to see everything as a conspiracy. That is understandable – their world view is so shaken that no longer trust anything. Also, the arena of alternative truth seeking is open to manipulation and counter propaganda. Genuine alternative views are often discredited by deliberately producing similar views that contain untruthful or hateful elements. That is a known subversive tactic. The truth is then interspersed with lies to completely discredit further investigation. It is called muddying the waters. This means that you must check, verify and think critically. The article below comes with recommended videos that I urge you to watch. I have only touched on the subject in order to point you in the right direction. You must do the hard work yourself. In the end only you can decide whether you want to take the red pill.
Check out the Timeline 1848-1913 (very large image):
In Genesis 15 God promised the land to Abraham's descendants. There are 10 nations (10 kings) enumerated:
18. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: 19. The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20. And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 21. And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
This is a depiction of the "kingdom" age, the prophet Isaiah (19vv.23-25) declares that Egypt will be "my people" and Assyria (Iran) will be the "work of my hands".
23. In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. 24. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: 25. Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.
The point here is that these nations will be punished by God if they do not comply (Zech 14:18-19) and they will be blessed for accepting the Messiah. The Quran mentions Jesus, or Isa, 25 times, but differently each time. The Quran explains that Jesus was born of the virgin Mary (19:20–21) and is “high honoured in this and the next world” (3:45–47). Thus, he is called Isa ibn Maryam, or Jesus son of Mary. The Quran also refers to him as ruh min Allah (“Spirit from God”), mushia bi’l baraka (“the Messiah—someone blessed by God”), kalimah min Allah (“Word from/of God”), and rasul (Prophet-Messenger) of God. Islamic texts say that Jesus will come back on the Day of Judgement, when he will destroy the ad-dajjal—anti-Christ or imposter. In this respect Muslims are closer to holding correct beliefs about Jesus than many Jews, who do not even think of Jesus as a prophet, moreover, the Talmud has hostile and disrespectful references to Jesus.
Therefore the Zionists have no remit to conquer the surrounding nations and even less to Balkanize and destabilise them. They have not been commanded by God to do so. The Jews are still an unrepentant and stubborn nation, refusing the grace offered by their God and rejecting his messiah.
However, this exactly what the Zionists are doing with the Yinon Plan for a "Greater Israel". The term Yinon Plan refers to an article published in February 1982 in the Hebrew journal Kivunim ("Directions") entitled 'A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s'. Kivunim was a quarterly periodical dedicated to the study of Judaism and Zionism which appeared between 1978 and 1987, and was published by the World Zionist Organization's department of Information in Jerusalem. The article was penned by Oded Yinon, reputedly a former advisor to Ariel Sharon, a former senior official with the Israeli Foreign Ministry and journalist for The Jerusalem Post. The area of "Greater Israel" envisaged in the Yinon plan is similar to the land promised to Abraham.
Yinon's article was adopted by members of the Institute for Zionist Strategies in the American administration until it was putatively taken up as a way to further American interests in the Middle East, as well as achieving the Jewish dream of a state "from the brook of Egypt to the Euphrates. It became neoconservative doctrine. This book review makes clear that this right-wing movement originally had Jewish leftist origins; "The first crop of neoconservatives emerged from a Trotskyist-tinged 1930s New York Jewish intellectual scene; they and their descendants operated across the political-cultural spectrum, in media and academia, think tanks and pressure groups. Hovering first around the Democratic Party, then around the Republicans, they moved steadily rightwards, and sought to form a shadow defence establishment. During the Cold War they were fiercely anti-Soviet. Under George W Bush they shifted from the lobbies into office.The neoconservative worldview is characterised by militarism, unilateralism and a firm commitment to Zionism. Even the Israel-friendly British foreign secretary Jack Straw said of the neocon Irving Libby: “It’s a toss-up whether Libby is working for the Israelis or the Americans on any given day.” The neoconservatives aimed for an Israelisation of American policy, conflating Israeli and American enemies".
So, the neoconservatives are a Jewish (Zionist) movement and they are continuing the same policy that was so successfully employed in WW1, namely bending the gentile nations to their will and using them as a tool to accomplish their ends. Another conspiracy theory? How about this article from Haaretz? --:
The next video explains the Yinon plan:
For the full Yinon document (translated from Hebrew by Israel Shahak), see below:
Any "peace" agreement forced onto the region will not succeed. The territory promised to Abraham cannot be obtained by guile. Jacobs' time of deception has almost come to an end.
12.And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 16. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. (Revelation 17)
Scripture says that the Jews are a chosen race and a peculiar treasure destined to be the head of the nations. Indeed, the gentiles will grab hold of the skirts of a Jew and ask him to take them to Jerusalem.....but that "Jew" is Jesus Christ. However, at present the Jews are chosen for destruction they are under the curse because they have behaved monstrously and are still unrepentant. They have despised the Holy one – in the words of the apostle Paul (1 Thess 2 vv.14—15);
“For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men”
To Whom do the nations pay obeisance ? Do the world leaders kiss the feet of the statute of Buddha? Do they run around the Black Stone of Mecca (Kaaba Stone) seven times? Do they go for a dip in the Ganges?
No, the most powerful world leaders and even the Pope and Prince William glorify the Wailing Wall (the remains of the temple enclosure wall). Notice how the symbol of Judaism (the kippah) is worn.
They stand before the remains of a temple that was removed by God himself. Jewish wickedness ensured that God withdrew his presence. Instead of mourning the loss of the temple the Jews should bewail their disobedience, mourn the treatment of the prophets, beg forgiveness for how they treated their Messiah. They should clothe themselves in sackcloth and ashes and mourn their behaviour-"They shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn" (Zech 12v.10). Jesus said that not one stone will be left upon another, so even these last outer stones are destined to fall and any attempt at temple restoration will also fail. The Lord Jesus Christ and his saints are the true temple. Rather than touch the wall with reverence perhaps they should help push it over.
The Jews are attempting to build the Third Temple and recommence sacrifice. That is an abomination to God. The venture to build the Third Temple is supported by Christian-Zionist and is going mainstream in Israeli politics as the following two part article makes abundantly clear (recommended reading)
In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem’s Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream
This ancient site that dates back to the year 705 C.E.
is being targeted for destruction by extremist groups that seek to erase Jerusalem’s
Muslim heritage in pursuit of colonial ambitions and the fulfillment of end-times prophecy.
by Whitney Webb
How the Third Temple Movement in Israel Rebranded Theocracy as “Civil Rights”
The Temple Activist movement is now more mainstream than ever before and
its effort to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site
in Islam, has advanced with great rapidity since the year began and has
picked up precipitously in recent weeks.
by Whitney Webb
The Great Harlot is Israel as Scriptures makes abundantly clear. The article below expounds on the harlotry of Israel.
When the last trump sounds the Wailing Wall will tumble like the walls of Jericho did at the sound of the trumpets.
"And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven" (Rev 11v.13).
The great earthquake will destroy the Wailing Wall. That is the sign that those who witness against the Great Harlot are true witnesses. They are raised from the dead and the Lord returns splitting the Olivet Mount in two. The Song of Witness was uttered by Moses (Deuteronomy 31:19-21).
Some Christians believe that God will save the Jews before they repent.
They will only repent after the Messiah has returned. The logic behind this is back-to-front but more importantly it ignores scriptural patterns and misreads scripture.
Repentance always occurs before forgiveness not afterwards. John the Baptist was sent to preach repentance before Jesus appeared. He was the forerunner and a type of Elijah. But Jesus pointed out that John was not the last days Elijah because the people refused to listen to his preaching. The last days Elijah appears in Revelation 11 to preach repentance to the Jews before the Messiah returns (not afterwards).
It has been said that God removed David’s sin immediately and this demonstrates that the Jews will be saved before they repent. Closer examination proves that to be untrue. The sequence of events shows that God first sends his prophet Nathan with a message to induce repentance (2 Sam 12:1-4). This leads to David determining his own sentence (2 Sam 12:5-6) which God confirms (2 Sam 12:7-12). Then follows the repentance of David which is the acknowledgement of his sin (I have sinned). David knew that under the law acknowledgement of his sin would induce an immediate death sentence. His repentance was such that he was willing to admit his sin before God and accept a death sentence. He did not plead for leniency. He knew he had done wrong and accepted his fate - that is true repentance. Instead of pronouncing an immediate sentence on him, David was forgiven (2 Sam 12:13), but he was not left unpunished, he did indeed “restore fourfold” because he lost four of his sons. In the final instance it was David's faith in Messianic redemption (the promised Son of God from 2 Sam7 ) that allowed David to be forgiven and saved (in spite of the law). So, the pattern was (1) preaching (2) repentance (3) forgiveness. Forgiveness can only happen after repentance. What is unusual in this case is that punishments continued after David was forgiven. His sin had enduring consequences even though God had blotted it out. David no longer had authority, one son rebelled against him and another took what he wanted, moreover God’s name was blasphemed among the gentiles. Both the captain of his army and his chief counsellor lost their respect for him. However, the pattern still holds – repentance before forgiveness not afterwards.
A misreading of Rom 11:26-27 is employed to prove that forgiveness comes before repentance. The deliverer (Jesus) comes out of Zion and turns away their sins. This is correct.....the deliverer does come out of Zion to forgive their sins but only to those in Jacob who repent of their sins as the original context of the quote (Isa 59:20-21) makes abundantly clear. The article below demonstrates that Paul had Revelation 11 in mind when he quoted Isaiah. The apostle Paul's quotes must always be understood in their inter-textual context.
The New Testament makes it clear that God is patient because he wants people to repent. What is the point of being patient if people can repent at leisure after they have been saved?
"Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?" (Rom 2v.4).
Apparently God will save you anyway and you can repent afterwards. In that case are death-bed confessions now also legitimate? Can we live however we want and then cry to God to save us? Will God hear and respond to an unrepentant supplicant? The answer you get is that this is proof of God's "goodness"?? How can ignoring sin and saving the unjust and unrepentant be a sign of divine goodness? God forbid! In that case, live how you wish, just make sure you cry a lot and say that you are sorry AFTER God has saved you.
"For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. " (Heb 12v.17).
"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness" (2 Thess 2v.11-12).
Edward Whittaker, The Gogian Invasion, The Testimony Vol 42.1972 (494/50)