Vol: 19 Issue: 11 - Thursday, February 11, 2016
Who Did Cain Marry?
The Scriptures say, "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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Why Prophecy Matters
February 09, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
Why study Bible prophecy? Well, I could start this article off by saying that around 27% percent of your Bible is prophetic. Or I could start off by saying that almost every book in the Bible contains prophecy. Or I could start by saying that out of the 300 or so prophecies concerning Christ’s first coming, they all were fulfilled literally and perfectly. But you already know all this since many of you read the OL simply because you are passionate about God and His prophetic word.
Rapture Before John Darby
February 05, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
The rapture before John Darby? Say it isn't so!
Zumba to Zika
February 04, 2016 - Commentary on the News
One day I was channel surfing. Remember when there were only three channels? Surfing was quick back then. Now we have 200+ channels of which maybe 30 are worthy to be called such. Suddenly my attention was riveted to channel 46, Zumba Dance the Weight Away or something like that.
Nahumís Scarlet Soldier
February 02, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
Our Bibles tell us that, All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.” (II Timothy 3: 16) And as one of my former pastors used to say,“All means All and that’s all all means”.
The Manhattan Project
February 01, 2016 - Perspective on the News
Every four years, we here in the United States get to vote for a new leader of our nation. This leader serves both as the titular figurehead of all that is America but is also the director of the course and tenor our nation handles itself in both national, and international affairs…whether good or bad.
Christian and Muslims Worship the Same God
January 29, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
Do Christian and Muslims worship the same God?
Great Balls of Fire
January 28, 2016 - Witnessing Tools
From time-to-time I see reports that Noah’s Ark has been found, again or that the fabled cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have been discovered. Something always seems to come along and debunk some of these stories, yet archeological finds of the future often undebunk them.
January 26, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
A church I visited recently, as an overture to the service, played (I am not making this up) the song “Jump” by Van Halen. A totally righteous version (pun intended), and appropriately, without the words which involve a guy trying to pick up a girl in a bar). But here’s my question: Why?
The Last Generation
January 25, 2016 - Globalism - Ecumenism
You know what the funny thing about Bible Prophecy is? It’s that irrespective of our doctrinal positions and eschatological ‘leanings’, the reality is that it’s coming to pass regardless of what we think or believe. Nations are aligning just as they were foretold, regardless of what Rick Warren or Hank “the Bible Answer Man” Hanegraaff teaches. Collectively, we have become a people bent only on wickedness, with our hearts filled with violence…just like the Bible said we would, in the Last Days.
The Wakening of another Beast
January 22, 2016 - Terror - Islam
Could the world be witnessing the beginning of the wakening of another beast?
Does God Like Compact Fluorescent Lamps?
January 21, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
Now I know that’s a strange question; but my guess would be, yes He does. There is a lot of concern in the world about global warming, and especially the “man-made” type.
January 19, 2016 - Witnessing Tools
Joseph Campbell, the “father of comparative mythology”, considered the Scriptures themselves mythology, once saying that the Biblical story of Joseph should not be considered, in any way, shape, or form, historical. Sorry, Joe, but that dog won’t hunt. In fact, there’s more evidence for the Biblical Joseph than there is for you.
The Pre-Post Tribulation Rapture
January 18, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
What I’m about to write might seem a bit controversial but...the Bible teaches both a Pre and Post-Tribulation coming of Christ.
Another Christ at the Checkpoint Conference
January 15, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
Another Christ at the Checkpoint Conference is scheduled for this year (March 2016). This will be the fourth in a continuing series of CATC conferences sponsored by organizations such as Bethlehem Bible College. Previous conferences were held in 2010, 2012, and 2014.
Signs in the Sky
January 14, 2016 - Prophecy - Signs
When I was little, last century, my Mom would sometimes talk to me about the last days and the effect those days would have on the seasons. She said the seasons would exist but would be out of place. Maybe summer would become October, November and December. This would be a sign.
Sinaiís Slippery Senses
January 12, 2016 - In Defense of the Faith
One of the weirdest statements the Bible makes occurs in Exodus 20 at a momentous occasion in the history of the Jewish nation, God’s giving of the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai. “And the entire nation saw the voices and the thunder”. Saw voices? And thunder? What gives?
Watching and Waiting
January 11, 2016 - Globalism - Ecumenism
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV