Don’t just tell me what you believe. Tell me WHY you believe it. Few who cling to Sunday observance can tell you why they do so, other than to say, “We honor Christ’s resurrection by observing Sunday as a holy day,” or they will say, “Christians have always observed Sunday as the Lord’s Day,” or “All these Christians can’t be wrong!” Ask them what scriptures they use as their authority and most look at you with a blank look. Some will have a text or two they will quote that seemingly authorizes their stand, but when one quotes to them a plethora of scripture that reveals their erroneous thinking their steely-eyed look lets you know instantly that they are not listening, nor are they receiving what you say.
The Mormon boys that used to visit me often showed me that vacant look when I quoted scriptures to them that revealed their many errors and doctrinal blunders. Once a Mormon, always a Mormon. Once a_________, always a _________. You can fill in those blanks with any denomination you wish. Most folks never change their religious beliefs or affiliations. They just don’t. They are complacent as to their peril. “Well, that’s the way Mom (or Dad, or Billy Graham) believed and that’s the way I believe, and that’s that.” It’s like the man driving in the absolute wrong direction to get to his destination who refuses to pull over and look at a map. He just keeps driving and driving and driving not realizing he is going further and further away from the destination he desires
God preserves my life and heals me again and again for a purpose. He has filled my mind with His sacred word. He has given me the talent to write convincingly and effectively. He has anointed me to teach His word. In His great compassion He desires earnestly to open the eyes of those blinded by Satan’s clever deceptions. But He will not force feed the truth to anyone any where at any time. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
Thousands of years ago God, through His prophet Jeremiah, said something truly astounding. Here is what He said: “Thus saith the LORD, ‘If heaven above can be measured and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done….'” (See Jeremiah 31:37). It wasn’t until the 20th Century and the scientific astronomical technology provided by various observatories, the Hubble telescope, and space exploration spacecraft such as Voyager I and Voyager 2, as well as the Mariner space exploration spacecraft, that men came to realize that, in truth, heaven cannot be measured. It is seemingly infinite. And it wasn’t until recent centuries that men learned that truly the earth has no foundations, that it is a planetary globe hanging in space.
God inspired the prophet Isaiah to write: “It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth” (See Isaiah 40:22). It would be thousands of years before men realized that this earth truly was circular in form and shape.
And in Job 26:7, we read, “He hangs the earth upon NOTHING!” It is only through divine illumination and inspiration these ancients knew the earth was a globe, hanging suspended in space and that the heavens above could not be measured they were so vast!
Truly, the fool has said in his heart there is no God! And comparing the Koran to the Bible is similar to one comparing a first grader’s Tom and Jane book to the encyclopedia Britannica.
Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
Most of the pastors and preachers of this world are unwittingly preparing their congregations for eventual failure and defeat! “Jesus is coming soon,” they cry. “The end is near,” they say. “We are living in the last days right now,” they claim. Most seem totally oblivious to the fact that preachers have been making that claim not for a few years, or decades, BUT FOR CENTURIES!
“Well, He’s closer to coming now than He was ten or twenty years ago,” they argue. And that is true. But it is true in the same sense you are closer to your destination an hour after beginning your journey than you were when you first started, but what if your destination is San Francisco and you have begun your journey from your home in New Jersey? Still, you have a long, long way to go.
How are Christian congregations being prepared for defeat, you ask? When the decades continue to slip by and Christianity finds Islam growing more widespread and violent, gaining more and more territory and adherents, with more and more Christians slaughtered and beheaded many Christians will throw in the towel and concede, “We have been wrong. Jesus is not coming back. If the end is near, then it is the end of Christianity.”
If you are advanced in age, you probably don’t have a lot to worry about regarding Islam. It is the next generation, and the next, and the next that will suffer unspeakable atrocities and horrors. Those inhabitants of earth at that time will find comfort, peace and safety only in proportion to their submission to Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives. Even then, many will suffer martyrdom, but at least will have the hand of God to comfort and sustain them in their trials.
The handwriting is written on the wall in fiery letters. I read it long ago. Nor am I alone. Many others see clearly what I see, but we are in the extreme minority. I am but one watchman on that wall.
If preachers would just quit parroting one another, holding to the party line, so to speak, and finally allow the scriptures to say what they so plainly say, more and more of them would have to concede this present generation is NOT the generation that will witness Christ’s return to planet earth.
Again and again I have categorically stated that there is not an infant alive on earth today that can possibly live long enough to witness Christ’s return in their own lifetime. Your Bible clearly states that at the time of the end, the time immediately preceding Christ’s return every nation on earth will be followers of a great false religion, and that religion will be Islam. Any remaining Christians at that time will be hated of ALL nations! They will be hated in America, England, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Scotland – ALL NATIONS! They will be beheaded! (See Matthew 24:7-11 and Revelation 20:4).
Folks, Satan’s deceptive powers are staggering. He horribly deceived the wisest man who ever lived – Solomon. Billy Graham and Charles Stanley are not immune to his deceptive influence, neither am I, or you. But we must allow the Word of God to say what it says and accept its message. When the Bible says, “The dead know nothing,” we must accept that as a fact. When God told Adam and Eve, “Dust you are and to dust you shall return,” we must believe Him. He created us and He says He created us of purely chemical stuff. We ARE physical beings. We are a soul, which in the original Hebrew means we are “living, breathing creatures.” We have a spirit, but no scripture says our spirits are immortal and consciously aware after we die, only that our spirits return to God when we die, the spirits of all born human, saved and unsaved.
What is the purpose of a resurrection if we never really and truly die but “go to be with Jesus” the instant we breathe our last? Why resurrect a fleshly, long decayed and disintegrated physical body if one survives death in a spirit body? Would a black person still be black? Would a white person still be white? Would a midget still stand but two feet tall?
This world’s inhabitants have been inundated with false concepts and religious beliefs, and, for the most part, they just will not let them go. “All these people can’t be wrong,” they argue. All what people? All these Muslims? All these atheists? All these Roman Catholics or Mormons or Baptists?
Make no mistake. Jesus Christ IS coming back someday, but the day of His return is not as near as many have been led to believe. Nearly two thousand years ago the apostle Paul was confronted with this issue. Believers in Thessalonica had misconstrued something Paul had said in the first letter he had written to them and, therefore thought Jesus Christ could return at any moment. Paul then wrote them a second letter, saying, “Now we beseech you, brethren, by (or, concerning) the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him (at THAT time – not at the moment of our death)….Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come except 1) there come a falling away first (Christians abandoning Christianity in great numbers), and 2) that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts Himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he IS God. Remember you not that when I was with you I told you these things? And now you know what withholds (Jesus’ return) that He might be revealed in His time” (See 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 3-6).
Notice that Paul plainly tells the Thessalonian believers that two distinct and easily recognizable events MUST occur before Jesus Christ’s return: 1) There must be a great falling away from Christianity, and 2) one who exalts himself above God must sit in the temple of God thereby showing that he himself is God! Folks, that temple hasn’t even been built yet! So, calm down, Jesus won’t be “breaking through the blue” before you finish reading this article. So go ahead and buy that house or car on time. You will have time enough to enjoy and pay for it before our Lord’s return.
Christ’s servant (Galatians 1:10),
Atheists are a dime a dozen. To name a few: Jesse Ventura, Howard Stern, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg, Daniel Radcliffe, Lance Armstrong, Seth Macfarlane, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Jack Nicholson – and the list goes on and on. These folks might be excused for rejecting some religion, some church denomination, various religious practices, fake faith healers and the like. But when an intelligent, knowledgeable person categorically states, “There is no God,” well, God’s Word says such a person is a fool twice! (See Psalm 14:1 and Psalm 53:1).
Why would God’s Word, the Bible, make such a blatant dogmatic statement? Because creation demands a Creator! Design demands a Designer – an intelligent, contemplative, thinking mind.
The atheist was described as a fool many centuries ago – actually thousands of years ago. Now that one has myriads of examples that show forth the glory and supernatural mind of a Creator, such as nature films and astronomers discoveries, how much more foolish is one to deny the existence of a Creator??? How does one view the glorious beauty of a peacock’s beautiful plumage or the migratory habits of the monarch butterfly and the various migratory birds and animals and pass such off with the insane argument, “That all just happened by chance”?
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? An age old question that has but one logical answer: the chicken had to have come first. And the only way you can have a chicken without having an egg first is that the chicken must have been created with the internal apparatus to produce an egg.
How do human and animal physical systems evolve? Such would have to evolve simultaneously and instantaneously in order for the human or animal to survive or even exist! The circulatory and digestive systems, the reproductive and respiratory systems, the excretory, nervous and endocrine systems could not have developed over millions of years. How could a species survive and reproduce without such systems? They could not.
And the fossil record? If evolution was true, the fossil record would be replete with BILLIONS and BILLIONS of intermediate examples – an almost, but not quite elephant, a pseudo-kangaroo, etc.
To be continued…….
With a rapidly growing Muslim population, Islam is projected to overtake Christianity as the world’s largest religion in a few decades, a study said.
According to Pew Research Center, Islam will be the most dominant religion in the U.S. by 2050, at which time the Muslim population in the country is expected to have doubled. And by the end of the century, Islam would be the most dominant religion in the world, LifeZette reported.
As of 2015, Muslims comprised only 24 percent of the global population. However, right now it is the fastest-growing religion worldwide.
“But while Islam is currently the world’s second-largest religion (after Christianity), it is the fastest-growing religion,” Michael Lipka of Pew Research Center wrote in an updated analysis of the study. “Indeed, if current demographic trends continue, the number of Muslims is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of this century.”
Large populations of Muslims today are found in the Asia-Pacific region and not in the Middle East, as many people wrongly believe. The Middle East only holds about 20 percent of the global Muslim population, while the Asia-Pacific region is home to 62 percent of Muslims in the world.
These are found in Indonesia, which is the country with the biggest Muslim population, Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, India and Turkey.
In Europe, the Muslim population is also growing. Pew projects that by 2050, 10 percent of the European population will be Muslim.
Overall, the Muslim population will rise by 70 percent globally from 2015 to 2060, according to Pew’s projections.
Several factors are driving this growth. First, Muslims have more children compared to other religions. Muslim women have an average of 2.9 children, while women from other religions only have an average of 2.2 children.
Second, “Muslims are also the youngest (median age of 24 years old in 2015) of all major religious groups, seven years younger than the median age of non-Muslims.”
“As a result, a larger share of Muslims already are, or will soon be, at the point in their lives when they begin having children. This, combined with high fertility rates, will fuel Muslim population growth,” Lipka wrote.
Additionally, the migration of Muslims to other parts of the world is contributing to the increase of the Muslim population in those regions, particularly in North America and Europe.