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Seven Churches
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"He who believes
in the Son
has everlasting life;
and he who does not
believe the Son
shall not see life,
but the wrath of God
abides on him."

(John 3:36)


"Your word
is a lamp to my feet
And a light
to my path."

(Ps 119:105)


"For God
so loved the world
that He gave
His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes
in Him
should not perish
but have
everlasting life."

(John 3:16)

Welcome. . . from Richard Sanders


This site is perhaps the most important and valuable christian website that you will find. Not only will you find sound bible teaching, but the teaching presented here will help maximize your heavenly reward. Most are under the impression that when they arrive at heavens door, we will all be alike and all enjoy the same benefits - what a great day that will be!. We will all be "even steven" so to speak. This is not the case at all. You know that each of us are different here on earth with regard to health, finances, education, talents, appearance, etc. Such will be the case in heaven. We will be different from each other in glory as the stars in heaven differ from each other in glory. (1Cor 15:40ff

If you gave your broker $10,000 to invest in the market, you would hope for a maximum return on your money. How disappointed would you be to call your broker 90 days later to find out your account was down to $29.16. This is what will happen to 99.9% of christians when our Lord returns.

The two extremes on earth with respect to finances are riches and poverty. Most will be found somewhere in between. With respect to heaven, the two extremes are glory and shame. Most christians who have passed since Jesus first coming will be found somewhere in between. Your eternal inheritance will be visible to God and others in the form of glory. Many christians in these last days have unwittingly sold the farm and will have no eternal inheritance when they arrive at heavens gate. Eternal life they will have, but without an inheritance.

Because we are in the last days, most christians who have recently passed or will be alive at the coming of our Lord will shrink back in shame at His coming. The coming of our Lord will be "as in the days of Noah".

In the actual days of Noah when the flood came, most people drowned in the "sea of death". At the coming of our Lord, most christians will be found unsanctified and deceived in the "sea of deception". This is why Jesus began His olivet discourse with these words as warning to us living in these last days:

"See that you be not deceived !!!".

So how do I know if I am among the deceived?

You are among the deceived if :

  1. I am an idolater. (This is doctrinal idolatry and not physical, the worshiping of a molded image made of stone or wood)
  2. I am a fornicator. (This is doctrinal fornication and not a sexual sin)
  3. The rapture is the next major biblical even on my calendar. (At the time of this writing, the rapture is not the next major event, therefore you are asleep and not watching -- deceived)

So, as a christian, if I am deceived, what does this mean? It means...

  1. You have eternal life
  2. You have no inheritance...

Col 3:5
(5) Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Eph 5:5
(5) For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Mar 13:35-37
(35) Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming--in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning--
(36) lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.
(37) And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!"

(Hint: the master of the house in this passage is not Jesus)

Therefore, this ministry has a twofold purpose:

  1. Equip the Saints for Glory - (The Hope of the Gospel)
  2. Offer the Gift of Eternal Life - (The Truth of the Gospel)

It may appear that the above order should be reversed. However, this Church age does not end in failure to preach the Gospel of Salvation to the World. Our Lord never criticizes the end time Church with failure to preach the Gospel. However, our Lord does criticize the Church for giving itself over to deception in these last days.

Matthew 24:3-5
3) And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
4) And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you.
5) For many will come in My name, saying, "I am the Christ," and will deceive many.


The Great Commission

Most Bible teaching in our Churches today center around evangelism and preaching the Gospel of Salvation. Unfortunately, this is done to the exclusion of teaching sound doctrine. Preaching the Gospel of salvation is good and is an ongoing work of the Church but fulfills only half of the great commission.

The great commission is actually in two parts as spoken by Jesus...

Matthew 28:18-20
18) And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19) Go therefore and


  1. make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them

in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20)

  1. teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you;

and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

Paul says the same thing ...

1 Timothy 2:1-4
1) Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,
2) for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
3) For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
4) who desires all men


  1. to be saved and
  2. to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Therefore, the current scorecard for the Church is ...

A+ ... Preaching the Gospel to the lost (Part 1)

F- ... Teaching the disciples sound doctrine (Part 2)


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"He who believes
in the Son
has everlasting life;
and he who does not
believe the Son
shall not see life,
but the wrath of God
abides on him."

(John 3:36)


"Your word
is a lamp to my feet
And a light
to my path."

(Ps 119:105)


"For God
so loved the world
that He gave
His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes
in Him
should not perish
but have
everlasting life."

(John 3:16)

Purpose

The purpose of this ministry is to point out the fact that current Church doctrine is given over to Fornication, Lewdness, and Uncleanness. As a result most Christians instead of receiving Glory at the coming of our Lord at the rapture, will instead shrink back in Shame at His coming. In this respect, the coming of our Lord for His Church is not going to be so welcome as many Christians believe.

1Jn 2:28
And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

The Failure of the Church

The failure of the Church age results in that most Christians will forfeit their heavenly reward. This reward is called "Glory" and varies for each Christian dependent on their works and their knowledge of the Truth of Jesus. Most Christians will forfeit Glory and receive just the opposite at His coming --- Shame...

Therefore, the phrase, "As in the days of Noah" adequately describes the end of this Church age.

Mat 24:37-38
(37) But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
(38) For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

In the original account of the flood in the book of Genesis, those on the ark (8) were saved from death. Those left in the water lost their life and received death. Nobody knows for sure what the world population was at that time, but let's assume a relatively low number of 50,000. This yield a ratio of 6,250:1 (lost:saved)...

As we bring this event into the Church age, it becomes doctrine for us and is a picture of all saved Christians at the coming of our Lord. These "Days of Noah" do not represent a picture of eternally saved versus eternally lost people. (About one third of the world's population carry the name "Christian".) It represents a picture of Sanctified Christians versus Unsanctified Christians. This means that approximately the same ratio of today's living Christians will lose their reward (glory) to those who will receive the opposite (shame). Although Christians are eternally saved by the blood of Jesus by faith, it is through deception they forfeit and lose their reward (inheritance).p>

Therefore, the parallel becomes...

For those christians who can escape the snare of deception....

Colossians 3:4
4) When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Jesus first warned us before He left this earth concerning these last days when He said... "Do Not Be Deceived !!!" There is one and only one definition in the Bible about what that deception is, however, most teaching on deception includes most anything and everything including credit card fraud.

Deception is a sin and is the dominant characteristic of the Church in these last days. It is the only sin common to most Christians which does not carry a conviction with it. If a Christian lies, steals, or cheats, they will usually repent and confess that what they have done is a sin and ask for forgiveness. However, deception is a sin that is not recognized as a sin and is flaunted before the eyes of God in thinking they have obtained His approval - usually in the form of Blessings. Thereby the expression, "Turning the Grace of God into Lewdness" is quite relevant.

Therefore, the primary teaching of this website is to reveal what deception is to the end that each Christian be equipped to receive the Glory (their inheritance) that Jesus has in store for you. Through wisdom, understanding, and revelation knowledge of the teachings of Jesus, you don't have to be found -- Lost in the "Sea of Deception" when He comes.

The Seven Churches

A proper understanding of New Testament doctrine yields and culminates in a proper understanding of the seven Churches in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.

Much of the current teaching concerning the Seven Churches of Revelation is both inadequate and inaccurate. It is hoped that this site will be found to be a primary source for teaching and instruction on the Seven Churches of Revelation. A DVD presentation of the book of Revelation Chapters 1, 2, and 3 is available for Bible students and teachers alike. Meanwhile, brief web articles on the Seven Churches of Revelation have been prepared and posted for your review and study.

Every attempt has been made to handle the Truth of God's Word which has been given me without compromise. You will find a fresh review of some commonly taught, but inaccurate Bible passage interpretations in the Bible Topics section. Also, you will find Bible teaching on select Bible Topics which are not readily available elsewhere. It is the intent that God the Father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior be exalted and glorified through this Bible teaching ministry.

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So, please look around and come back again.

. . . Richard (Ric) Sanders

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