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  1. Signs of the Times – Global ID and the Cashless Society By Tony Pearce Light for the Last Days Ministry, UK (Tony Pearce is the author of The Messiah Factor and many other vital books, articles, and booklets dealing with the times in which we live.) The next generation of children born in Britain ‘will not know what money is,’ Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, […] The post Signs of the Times – Global ID and the Cashless Society appeared first on . View the full article
  2. The Rapture and Jewish Feasts There is a growing movement to interpret the Jewish Feast of Trumpets as pointing to the Rapture of the church, and dates have been set based on that interpretation. In other words, according to this view, the Rapture will occur on the Feast of Trumpets (the Jewish date of Tishri 1, which usually occurs in September). Based on this view, some have claimed that the Rapture would occur in September 2011; others claimed it would occur in 2015. Now some are saying it will occur in 2017. According to vain Jewish tradition, the Feast of Trumpets, (Lev. 23:23-25), or Rosh HaShanah, is the beginning of 10 Days of Awe ( Yamim Noraim ) that end with Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement. During this time, God supposedly weighs every man’s work to determine who will be written in His books, who will live and die, who will have a good life or a bad... Read More View the full article
  3. “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17) The fourth verse of “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” speaks of the mature Christian’s desire for purity and victory over sin and looks forward to the ultimate ... More... View the full article
  4. U.S. Preschool Teacher Urges: ‘Kill Some Jews’ By Chelsea Schilling WorldNetDaily A Jew-hating Muslim preschool teacher in South Arlington, Texas, was fired Wednesday after she urged her social media followers to “kill some Jews” and tweeted: “How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough…HAHAHAHA.” Nancy Salem taught preschoolers at the Children’s Courtyard in South Arlington. She is also an activist with Students […] The post U.S. Preschool Teacher Urges: ‘Kill Some Jews’ appeared first on . View the full article
  5. Beth Moore’s Ecumenical Philosophy Beth Moore is one of the most popular female Christian speakers and authors. Her Bible-study books have sold millions of copies. Her Living Proof Live conferences, hosted by LifeWay (Southern Baptist), draw thousands of attendees. She hosts her own radio program ( Living Proof with Beth Moore ) and appears regularly on the television program LIFE Today . Christian Reader magazine called her “America’s Bible Teacher.” Beth Moore’s Ecumenism Moore’s meetings are attended by people from “every denomination,” because she “doesn’t get caught up in divisive doctrinal issues” and “steers clear of topics that could widen existing rifts between different streams in the body of Christ” ( Charisma , June 2003). This is the unscriptural “keep it positive” ecumenical philosophy that is so helpful in furthering end time apostasy and building the apostate one-world “church.” Paul exhorted Timothy not to allow any doctrine other than sound Bible doctrine, but Mrs. Moore knows better than to be so intolerant and... Read More View the full article
  6. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3) The touching stanzas of the old hymn “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” reveal Charles Wesley’s response of love to Christ’s gracious love. Verse three seems to reflect the walk of a believer who desires a full and fruitful oneness with C... More... View the full article
  7. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10) Verse two of “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” deals with life’s trials and tribulations and begins by presenting our Savior as “our refuge... More... View the full article
  8. The Shack’s Author William Paul Young on Substitutionary Atonement In 2009, Lighthouse Trails posted an article titled “The Shack Author Rejects Biblical Substitutionary Atonement.” The article was largely based on an interview that The Shack author William Paul Young did. Below is a partial transcript of the interview between Young and a pastor named Kendall Adams. When your Christian friends, family members, pastors, and […] The post The Shack’s Author William Paul Young on Substitutionary Atonement appeared first on . View the full article
  9. John Rice, Lester Roloff, Repentance, and Sloppy Soul Winning In the 1980s, Jack Hyles and Curtis Hutson changed the historic Baptist definition of repentance. I suspect that the motive was to justify the cheap, numbers-oriented soul winning methodology that was popular in that day. This was the methodology that was foundational to Big-ism with its emphasis on “the largest ... the fastest growing... the greatest.” I call the numbers-oriented soul winning methodology “Quick Prayerism,” because... Read More View the full article
  10. Blurring Gender Lines? Pastor Concerned After American Girl Introduces First Ever Male Doll By Garrett Haley Christian News Network MIDDLETON, Wisc. – Hoping to offer a doll that will appeal to both girls and boys, American Girl has unveiled their first ever full-size male doll, which has lead to criticism from a North Carolina pastor who believes the move will blur gender lines and confuse young children about […] The post Blurring Gender Lines? Pastor Concerned After American Girl Introduces First Ever Male Doll appeared first on . View the full article
  11. Graphic screen capture from FB, linked to forevermom.com Over decades I have seen this subject arise when speaking of spousal abuse in a “Christian” home. The fears are validated by the reality we see in our own communities and requires Christ’s followers to turn to His word for answers. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. (Ephesians 5:22) One verse, repeated in: Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. (Colossians 3:18) And families have actually died over misunderstand this single message: Submit – or else. In functioning Christian churches and families, there is not this single message, standing alone, but it is included in a passage that affects the entire family and beliefs of Christ’s church. In it’s message is inclusion of all Christians, the local church, the husband and the wife. All are called to do specific actions in life: For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. (Ephesians 5:8-33) Verbal and/or physical abuse of a spouse fails to achieve what defined here. When any spouse – husband or wife – uses these verses to demand less than Christian actions for their spouse, it is sinfulness. We are not required to remain in a sinfully damaging relationship that will affect future generations. No husband – and especially no congregation – is biblical in any way, shape or form by requiring a spouse to remain in such a broken relationship. When we are faced with such situations, when we learn of them, it is not be turned into gossip nor an item for church vote. Neither are we to shame or censure without knowing the particulars. When we do – when actions are evident, our response should be biblical – exhort, support and aid in God’s plan of salvation for individuals. Not in character assassination or retribution. At worst, the family does break apart. At best, there is repentance and restoration. Does the Bible require less? Then cite your source. View the full article
  12. The greatest ministry responsibility of a pastor’s life is noted in Acts 6: “But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word” (Acts 6:4). Yet, the time spent in prayer and study for messages is probably a pastor’s greatest challenge as well. There are just so many pastoral responsibilities that arise during a given week that time for sermon preparation must be guarded…and maximized. Below are five tips that I hope will be a help to you in making your study time more productive for your congregation. Set two times aside annually to develop a preaching calendar. Twice a year, I block off a full week (or as much of it as I can) for prayer and planning of upcoming sermon series. I spend time seeking God’s face, praying for the needs of our church family, and filtering through the ideas I’ve previously jotted down regarding upcoming preaching series. My goal is to leave this week with series titles (or a book of the Bible) assigned to each of our three main service times for the upcoming months. I also place a text on the calendar for each service. Having a definite passage and topic already determined gives me a tremendous head start on my weekly sermon preparation—not to mention the benefit to our church family of having prayerfully-developed series, rather than ad hoc messages from week to week. Give your morning office time to God. I block off no less than three full mornings per week (and often four) for dedicated sermon preparation. My brain is quicker in the morning, and since I believe that the greatest way I can serve our church family is with biblically-saturated, thoroughly-developed, prayerfully-planned sermons, sermon preparation gets my sharpest hours of the day. Preselect 3–5 commentaries for your study. It can be easy to stall in sermon preparation by over-studying or reading so much that you loose the productivity of your study. I recommend choosing a few commentaries (with authors who take a literal-historical approach to Scripture) that you readily reference, but not doing an exhaustive study on every cross reference you’ll use. File illustrations constantly. Find a few church members who like to read and email you illustrations. Highlight illustrations you read in other books, and add to your collection. Develop a repository of categorized illustrations so you have them readily available to add to a sermon. (Ministry127.com has a entire section of the site devoted to illustrations.) Block distractions. Do not bring your phone into your study. Turn email off, and if possible, turn disconnect from the Internet as well. Obviously, you need to be reachable in case of an emergency, but fully connected is different than reachable. There are many ways you will serve individual members or groups within your church family throughout the week. But the greatest way you serve your church as a whole is to walk with God personally and faithfully deliver His Word from the pulpit. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.—2 Timothy 4:2 Related posts: 4 Ways Spiritual Leaders Build God’s People 7 Practices to Build into Your Annual Calendar 7 Ways to Find More Time to Read View the full article
  13. “I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39) Charles Wesley wove into his lyrics the very words and thoughts of Scripture. Su... More... View the full article
  14. The Job Description of a Good Shepherd By Roger Oakland Both the Old and New Testaments consist of numerous references that provide the guidelines required for a leader to be classified as a good shepherd. It makes sense that we would look to the Scriptures for guidance because the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16) and should be […] The post The Job Description of a Good Shepherd appeared first on . View the full article
  15. “Their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.” (2 Timothy 2:17-18) Many Christians decry the citing of actual names of those Christian leaders who teach heretical doctrines, saying that such an act is “unloving... More... View the full article