Returning (briefly?) to the issues of false teachers banging the gong for, emphasizing "Four Blood Moons" and the ridiculable Nimrod antichrist theory, I was only going to focus on one of the five solas.
But that might not explain where I'm coming from; so, in short, these are the five solas:
Sola scriptura-trusting only in Scripture as God's Word revealed to mankind. Not Bible plus anything else. Just the Bible.
Sola fide-faith alone, not faith plus works, faith plus ritual, faith plus anything. Faith alone in God, not in church, nor angels, or anything else. Just Faith. In God.
Sola gratia-Grace alone-recognising that Salvation is available only from God, and only on His terms.
No one can earn Salvation; it is a gift freely given by God.
Solus Christus-Christ alone-no other name given under heaven by which man can be saved. It is all of His work and His sacrifice on our behalf that makes Salvation, being re-united with God, possible.
Soli Deo gloria- only God is worthy to be Glorified and worthy to receive worship from His creation.
Bye the bye, although the Catholic church has much to do with Latin, they don't own the language, and the Reformers who gathered together under the banner of the five solas also worked in that language in opposition to the Catholic church.
So, Sola scriptura. This Tom Horn with his Nimrod fantasy uses a passage of Scripture as his jumping off point but then populates his mythos with creatures substantiated by other sources, which means that he does not follow Sola scriptura. So I confidently reject his theories just as the Reformers of Luther's day would have, had such ridiculous notions been floated in their presence.
Jude, half brother of Christ, wrote in his book warning against false teachers.
Jude quotes from non-canonical books just as the Tom Horn types do but here is the difference:
Jude was inspired by the Holy Spirit, and while the sources may not be canonical, we can trust that
the events mentioned in those books actually occurred, or else the Holy Spirit working through Jude would not have allowed their addition into the canon.
Likewise, the Four Blood Moon theory which has more adherents due to its boosting by "Evangelicals" who have some gravitas...hogwash and garbage. Why?
Because the entire mythology is built upon the foundation of mis-quoting Scripture, as I noted in an earlier post.
To say that the "moon darkening" mentioned in conjunction with the Day of the Lord is in fact what is happening now, that such natural occurrences prove to be a harbinger of the return of Christ is simple heresy.
My friend who brought this to my attention confidently stated that Christ will return sometime in 2014 or 2015 because of these moons. My initial response was to invite him to dinner at my house in January 2016. There! I've tired out your eyes enough for this post.