Vol: 23 Issue: 28 - Tuesday, June 28, 2016
"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation." (2 Peter 3:3-4)
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The Distress of Nations, with Perplexity
June 27, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
Americans are unaware of a decline in our individual liberty, and the reason is obvious: the decline rarely takes the form of sudden deprivations but, instead, takes the form of unnoticed erosion and thus, we come to regard whatever state we are in, as a normal condition. ~Leonard E. Read
On Idolizing Scripture
June 24, 2016 - Witnessing Tools
Friends once referred me to a popular blogger-writer. He was someone who thought outside the box and even wrote a book on the rapture based on his innovative perspectives. I found some of his material intriguing (though unconvincing) at the time.
If I Were The Devil
June 23, 2016 - Witnessing Tools
Does the devil exist? Is his name Satan or Lucifer? He is known by many names in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments.
A Saint by any Other Name
June 21, 2016 - Witnessing Tools
The account of Daniel and his three friends-- captured and taken to Babylon as slaves is a great example of faith and a testimony to perseverance in the face of difficulty. It is also an account that is inarguably historically true. Confirmed straight from the horse’s mouth.
As We See the Day Approaching
June 20, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
The Holy Bible expends a great deal of energy and effort, explaining both God and man’s relationship to time. God declares of Himself that He alone is omnipotent, omnipresent, and knows the end from the beginning. The Bible declares for man, that he is but a vapor or blade of grass compared to time, and that we are here for one fleeting moment, and gone the next.
Church in the Tribulation
June 17, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
For the purpose of this article "tribulation" will refer to the seven years of Daniel's 70th week. We understand that the church has always experienced tribulation. However, pretribulationists consider the entire seven years of Daniel's final week of tribulation as containing God's eschatological wrath.
God Keep Our Land, Glorious and Free
June 16, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
As the West continues its ill-fated journey into the spiritual abyss of Godlessness, what was once wrong is now right. In discussing the end times, the Bible states that God’s ways are not man’s ways; but that seems okay to many if not most. An apostasy, or falling away from the teachings of God, has been happening for centuries but seems to be climaxing at this point in time.
Secrets of the Third Commandment
June 14, 2016 - Witnessing Tools
God himself, through Moses, handed down ten main commandments. Keep God first, don’t worship things, don’t take the name of God in vain, keep the Sabbath, honor your parents, don’t commit murder or adultery, and don’t steal, lie, or covet stuff that isn’t yours. One is habitually ignored, even by believers. And that one goes way deeper than we think.
Why the Holy Spirit is the Restrainer
June 13, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
Confusion and denial over the role and Deity of the Holy Spirit has been a pervasive heresy in Christendom since Modalism was first introduced in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, a new confusion has been recently reintroduced. Although this view is not over the Deity of God the Holy Spirit, but over the varying roles in which He has participated in since Genesis 1:2, and what He will do on into the future.
Coexistence and the Gospel
June 10, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
We've all seen the Coexist car bumper stickers. It's still considered cool to have one. Just don't tell anyone displaying the sticker that the T at the end is The Only Truth.
Why Does Islam Deride Christians and Jews?
June 09, 2016 - Terror - Islam
“I just don’t know why Muslims hate us so much?” That is a mantra heard often. One has to possess a great deal of hatred to intentionally kill another.
June 07, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
My intent for today’s column was, like most weeks, something in the area of apologetics --meaning head knowledge that proves the Bible is true. But that changed with a phone call. One that notified me that yet another strong Christian marriage has gone down in flames. Which makes the total, just among ostensibly strong Christians that our family knows well, to three just in a matter of weeks.
Long Road to Ruin
June 06, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Acts 20:29-30
June 03, 2016 - Witnessing Tools
No, this isn't about remembering MacGyver - the popular TV series which starred Richard Dean Anderson. MacGyver was my German Shepherd Dog.
Plague: Now or Later?
June 02, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
Just read a news article that over-the-counter cold remedies can cause dementia. That is not good news for almost everyone I know, including myself.