JOURNEY TO FAITH – PART XIX

The Verdict of Reason Time and again the Bible has been put to the test. Whether relying on archaeology, the testimony of history or considering its internal consistency, it has always passed that test. But the Bible must be judged on even a more stringent standard than other works of antiquity if it is to be considered what it claims to be, the very word of God. Throughout its 66 books the Bible makes numerous prophetic claims. These are not general or elusive in nature. These claims may not be easily misinterpreted, but are rather specific and testable predictions. The Bible invites us to test the words of its’ prophets. It tells us to ask ‘Was it accurate?’ ‘Did it come true?’. Jeremiah 28:9 says, “But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the Lord only if his prediction comes true.” And Deuteronomy18:22 states, “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken.” ... [More]

THE FUTURE – PART XXXVI

We are looking at the final stages of Man’s Rebellion against God. Last time we looked at the world-wide delusion put forth by the False Prophet and the Antichrist. We saw how a Global Antichrist System will rise and control every aspect of human activity. A revived paganism will be at the center of the religious component of this new Babylonian System. But Babylon will fall. And all that’s left is God’s judgement, the redemption of the world…….and Christ’s coming in glory to rule and reign His People. The Judgment Of God We are looking at the end of the 7 years of the Tribulation. Man’s rebellion has run its course. Then shall Messiah come, mounted on a “white horse”, the one called “Faithful and True and in righteousness He judges and makes war”. Then occurs this incredible scene: The creatures, (mankind), take up arms against the Creator. But it is not surprising that they are no match for Him. Here is the scenario laid out in Revelation 19:19-21. “And I saw the beast, the ... [More]

ON THE NEAR HORIZON

THE FELLOWSHIP OF LIGHT & DARKNESS – “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) A year ago or so a story got out on the internet in which Pope Francis purportedly made a number of pretty crazy statements that included the denial of the reality of hell – and that all religions were really pretty much the same. THAT story was satire. Some people got caught. THIS IS NOT SATIRE. This was reported in the mainstream press. On Sunday, June 8th, 2015 – with the approval of Pope Francis himself, the Vatican became the site of Islamic prayer and readings from the Koran. The Christ-denying religion of Islam was given voice at the center of the Catholic universe. The Washington Times reported that the, “readings and prayer came as Pope Francis met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Vatican City, a gathering designed to ... [More]