I have much appreciation and thanks for the service your site provides to the Church at large.
I think your article opposing cessationist doctrine entitled “When That Which is Perfect has Come“ is excellent. In your archives you also have a repost of a Sandy Simpson article regarding NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) entitled “A Case of Piocchio’s Nose“. While I am not a NAR adherent and believe the article to be sound, there’s one scripture passage not mentioned in the article that I am hoping you are willing to address. You may refer to it in other articles, but it would be helpful if Moriel and/or Sandy Simpson would speak to the following: Continue reading →
‘It is dramatic, I have never seen levels of attacks like these’
PLEASE PRAY THAT IF THE WICKED HEARTS OF THESE EVIL JUDGES, POLITICIANS, AND BUREAUCRATS DO NOT TURN IN REPENTANCE THAT GOD WILL QUICKLY RAISE HIS HAND IN JUDGMENT AGAINST THEM AND SUMMON THESE SERVANTS OF HELL TO APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.
A report by two U.S.-based religious freedom groups says anti-Christian persecution is on the rise in America. Continue reading →
What does the Islamic world and Europe have in common? There are actually many similarities, but one is this: in neither place are Christians allowed to fully express their beliefs without fear of persecution. Continue reading →
Ottawa, Ontario The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Biblical speech opposing homosexual behavior, including in written form, is essentially a hate crime.
On Wednesday, ‘the court upheld the conviction‘ of activist William Whatcott, who found himself in hot water after distributing flyers regarding the Bibleâs prohibitions against homosexuality throughout the Saskatoon and Regina neighborhoods in 2001 and 2002. Continue reading →
We are adding this to our LinksÂ page but thought to post it here as well. They have a web page called “Ministry Watch” which is an excellent resource for finding out the financial condition of many ministries. On the front page is a list of “30 Shining Light Ministries” who do the best job of getting as close to 100% of donations out to the field, and “30 Donor Alert Ministries” which is a kind of financial hall of shame. They provide this report which briefly states the problem with each “winner”.
Real Christianity is nothing if not Biblical. The Bible & its teaching, laws and gospel is the very basis of our faith, and all attacks on Christianity boil down to one thing: an attack on the reliability of the written word of God, and a consequent undermining of Christian liberty. Continue reading →
âThe secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law. (Dt. 29:29)
As the Preacher has already told us, âThere is nothing new under the sunâ. (Ecc. 1:9) So why should we be surprised that yet another person has been the exclusive recipient of yet another âsecretâ from God and, for the first time in the history of the world, is making it known to us? For some reason, instead of writing it down in one of the original languages of the Bible and making it freely available to all like the original Prophets of old, this time around God chose to have it printed in English and sold for $16.99 ($9.00 on the Kindle). For a fee, the âprophetâ will come and speak about it. False teaching disguised as ârevelationâ like Jonathan Cahnâs The Harbinger have been around sinceÂ handwriting was invented and such will, no doubt, persist until the Lord returns. Please do not buy it or even bother reading a friendâs copy; why should you take away time from your personal meditation in Scripture, the only true source of revelation? But such things keep coming up, so I keep going back to the above verse.
Fact 1: God has not revealed everything to us, nor will He.
Fact 2: He has already revealed everything we need to know in His Word. There is no room for new books in The Book.
Fact 3: If we cannot be obedient to what has already been revealed, there is no ânewâ or further revelation coming.
In addition to outright false teachers and false prophets who teach error, there are also those who, ââ¦speak a vision of their own imagination, not from the mouth of the Lordâ. (Jer. 23:16b) In either case, it is to be rejected just the same. Continue reading →
Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12)
There seem to be some Christians who are afraid that they will accidentally, or by some kind of clever ruse, be tricked into receiving the mark of the beast. However, Scripture teaches us that spiritual deception does not work that way, but is the inevitable destination of someone who willfully and consciously chooses to live in opposition to Godâs Word and ways. In Paulâs teaching about the coming of the Antichrist, we are provided with a list which confirms exactly that, showing precisely what it takes to be deceived by Satan in the character of the Antichrist: âthey did not receive the love of the truth so as to be savedâ is the foundation leaving them vulnerable to âa deluding influenceâ ultimately causing them to âbelieve what is falseâ because âthey did not believe the truthâ. This is succinctly summarized as âpleasure in wickednessâ. By standing in the future and looking back from the point of view of the end result, Paul is also giving us a test for apostasy, a kind of roadmap by which we can gage the progress of apostasy at its earliest stages in the present time. These are not merely measurements which we strictly apply to others, but even more importantly that we use for ourselves. Continue reading →
Then he said to me, âWrite, âBlessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.ââ And he said to me, âThese are true words of God.â Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, âDo not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.â (Revelation 19:9-10)
The Apostle John, through the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit of course, authored what is arguably two of the deepest and most important books of the Bible. The Gospel of John is often cited as the number one choice desired by those who theoretically become stranded on a desert island and can only have on book. From an earthly perspective of the Messiah, it is one of the most important books in history. But ironically the Apostle John also produced Revelation, which looks at future history from a heavenly perspective. (The repeated return to what is happening in heaven throughout Revelation is the âglueâ that binds the themes of Revelation together.) John, as a kind of celestial court reporter, provides a transcription of how heaven sees things. He is unique in being used to author works which provide insight into the Lamb from both of these drastically different perspectives.
Remarkably, the angel at the forefront of conveying the heavenly visions provided to John places both the earthly record of the Gospel of John and this embodiment of heavenly revelations on equal footing. âFor the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecyâ is a statement that these two seemingly different books are actually two sides of the same coin. The writings and teachings of the Apostles about the Lamb who came to take away the sins of the world in the Gospels is the very spirit, life and soul of the prophecies in Revelation describing the concluding work of the one and only Lamb who brings all things to an ultimate fulfillment. The testimony of all the Apostles and Prophets who bore witness to Christ is the flipside of the coin to the spirit of prophecy endowed to the angels relating it back through the Apostle John. I believe this to be foundational to the interpretation of Scripture: there can be no right and sound eschatology without right and sound theology. Biblical prophecy is not exempted from any of the rules of interpretation employed to establish the foundational doctrines of the rest of Scripture. In fact, it is impossible without them. Continue reading →
A nudge of the vector accelerating towards Daniel’s Seventieth Week.
New York Post
December 16, 2011
by Nina Shea
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday ended the “Istanbul Process,” a three-day, closed-door international conference hosted by the State Department on measures to combat religious “intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization.” Continue reading →
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near. (Revelation 1:1-3)
I get the feeling that many people rush past the opening verses of Revelation (perhaps even the first few chapters) in order to get to the seals, trumpets and bowlsâwhat they feel is the âimportantâ part of the Book. There are two very important conditions which are provided in these opening verses which make all the difference for understanding everything else to come: (1) This is not something that is written for everyone, but given âto show His bond-servants, the things which must soon take placeâ, and (2) hearing and reading this Scripture (as with all Scripture, actually) must be followed up with heeding itâthat is, putting it into practice. If the Book of Revelation is written exclusively for those who are in a right relationship with Christ who are actually putting His Word into practice, what are the odds it will ever make sense to those living contrary to His Word and ways? Continue reading →