Saturday, April 30, 2011

Arguments Against a Muslim Antichrist

Bible Prophecy expert Bill Salhus has written an excellent article clearing up the issues of a Muslim antichrist, which appears to have some similarities to the Bible's description of the Man of Lawlessness.

To read the article, see:
Arguments Against a Muslim Antichrist

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Letter to O'Reilly: The Bible's teaching on Hell

Often when I am watching a show on TV, I get quite impassioned about it.  Below I have included a letter that I wrote to O'Reilly.  Now whether or not he even reads it, I don't know.  He's a busy guy, and likely got people who go through his emails.  But who knows... he might just read it! 

O'Reilly, I reviewed the archived vids on your shows on the reality of Hell. Very much like you said, "Without the reality of hell, Christianity falls apart." Jesus died Passover weekend as the "Passover Lamb" for the sins of all who receive Him by faith. Here's where the confusion comes in. Scripture tells us that there is no one who is innocent. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom 3:23). It tells us that the "wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom 6:23).

Jesus tells us that in John 14:6 that He "is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Him." It is only through faith in the sacrificial atonement of the LORD Jesus Christ that we can be saved.

"For you are saved by grace through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast." (Eph. 2:8,9)

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believed on His name." Jn. 1:12

12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. 1 Jn. 5:12

14How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:14

So we see here that the Bible says that people cannot be saved apart from hearing the gospel, and believing the truth of the gospel, that Jesus died for their sins, and was raised the third day and reascended to heaven to reign, until his enemies are made a footstool for his feet (Psalm 110:1; Heb. 10:13).

Bill, I enjoy your show, and know that you are a bright man. The Catholic Church teaches that you should be baptized and observe sacraments of the RCC to be saved. This is not what the Bible teaches. 5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). The prophet Isaiah told us that our "righteous deeds are like dirty menstrual rags" to God (Isaiah 64:6). So your good deeds and works apart from the saving work of Christ are like filth to the Most High.

So what is salvation anyway? Jesus defined it in John 17:3 when He said, "This is eternal life, to know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." Here Jesus tells us that salvation is a living relationship with the living God. When a person believes on Jesus through faith, they are born again and become a new creature (2 Cor. 5:17).

Jesus taught that at the last day, many would come to Him in the judgment and say: 22"'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

The key words there: "I never knew you!" Bill, until you have been born into a living relationship with the Messiah, and transformed (given a new heart) into a new creature, He does not know you. And that's not mine, or an extremeist evangelical position. That is the primary message of the Bible!

O'Reilly - Franklin Graham (4.28.11) - Franklin Confesses Reality of Hell

Abortion-limiting legislation passed Florida House – Rep. Defends “Bible principles”

Seems Rep. Daphne Campbell fears God more than her political parties platform on abortion.

Abortion-limiting legislation passed Florida House – Rep. Defends “Bible principles”

Let's pray that we have more leaders who vote and legislate more in line with God's word in this day when the earth is feeling God's judgments for turning to wickedness.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Current Mid-East Rumblings

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As Libya continues to struggle with revolution and freedom from the tyrannical tribal regime of Quadaffi, and Assad, and his forces disperse protestors in Syria... the Islamic revolution continues to line nations up to fulfill Biblical prophecy.

As the powers in Egypt continue to vie for control, it increasingly looks as if Isaiah 19:4 is being fulfilled, and a group of harsh masters will rule over the people.  Could this scripture indeed be referring to the Muslim Brotherhood? 

There are rumors on the news last night, that as NATO struck Quadaffi's conference center, that the ruler has been killed.  Whether or not he is taken out, and another comes to power, scriptures tell us in Ezekiel 38 that Libya (a.k.a. "Put") will align with Russia (a.k.a. "Gog") to wage one of the  greatest attacks in human history against the people living in the tiny nation of Israel.  I like to think of this battle as described by the prophet, as the "Battle to End All Atheism," for YHWH Himself will fight for and defend Israel with terrific and great natural forces not seen since the days Israel first left out of Egypt.

Of course, if my outline of Bible prophecy is correct (and I think it is shared by many), then that battle is going to make for the entrance of the one-world ruler, who will amaze the world with his plan for peace.  But he will ultimately put many to death and oppose the true Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6).

Everything is falling in place for all these prophecies to be fulfilled.  Everything from the apostasy to take place in the last days (is fully underway), to the technological advances required to fit the descriptions of events described, such as the entire world viewing the bodies of the two witness killed in Jerusalem, to the alignment of nations against the people of Israel.

The LORD, speaking of restoring His chosen people in the last days, bringing them back from Egypt, Assyria, Gilead and Lebanon (and we have seen this being fulfilled in our day) says through Zechariah:

11"And they will pass through the sea of distress
And He will strike the waves in the sea,
So that all the depths of the Nile will dry up;
And the pride of Assyria will be brought down
And the scepter of Egypt will depart.
12"And I will strengthen them in the LORD,
And in His name they will walk," declares the LORD.

The present turmoil in the Islamic nations seems to be lining the naitons up in their rage against the tiny nation of Jews living in the Middle-East, to fulfill the prophecy spelled out in Psalm 83, where the author of the Psalm cries out to God to act in justice against all the neighboring lands that are gathering together to destroy Israel, to wipe them off the face of the earth (sound like anyone you know?). 

To borrow the phrase from a great Bible-teacher, Jack Kelley, "You can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah."

Friday, April 22, 2011

Gaza border: UN workers hurt in blast - Israel News, Ynetnews

Gaza border: UN workers hurt in blast - Israel News, Ynetnews

This should not be suprising, as Islam is fundamentally a violent religion, even among various sects of Islam. As the UN is increasingly swayed by Muslim countries, and we increasingly compromise with them, instead of sending them the true peace-makers, more violence, oppression and attack will occur to all who oppose the goals of Islam.

There is only one Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6), and His return is quickly nearing.  No one knows the exact day of His return, but as laid out by Biblical events foretold by the Spirit, it is quickly advancing!  Maranatha!
8'Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. 9'You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.'"  

10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. 
11Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling.  12Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. 

How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

israel today | Israeli media stands up for Messianic Jews - israel today

It looks like Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus) are receiving more and more favor, more and more openness from the Jewish community in this last time.

israel today Israeli media stands up for Messianic Jews - israel today

There are more Jews turning to follow Yeshua today than at any other point in history. But the fulfillment of the Jews as a nation recognizing their Messiah will not fully occur until the end of the 3 1/2 yr. tribulation time, at the end of the one-world ruler's time of reign. Then they will look on Him who they pierced (Zech. 12:10).

Friday, April 15, 2011

Obama and Mexican Trucks

Has president Obama furthered the push by Bush jr. to bring about a North American Union. Phyllis Schlafly talks about the President's latest move to allow Mexican Trucks on American highways, and lists out 10 reasons why this is a dangerous plan.

To see her article, go here: Obama and Mexican Trucks

Monday, April 4, 2011

Will Armageddon be May 15th?

I've had to do some moving around lately, and have been quite busy.  Therefore I took a break from the news, and posting blogs.  And what happens?  We get some of the juiciest news to come out of the grape vine.

Turns out it seems the Palestinians are trying a new ploy.  They have posted on Facebook a call for all Palestinians and the international community to join them to realize a "Right to Return" to "the homeland" of all the Palestinian Muslims.

They are to march into Israel, supposedly unarmed, except for pots and spoons to bang, and a few other supplies to protect agains tear gas and rubber bullets, according to the WND article:

So will this turn out to be Armageddon?  The prophet Zechariah spoke of a day when the nations of the world would converge on Israel, and that the LORD of hosts [armies], would make Jerusalem [i.e. Zion] a stone to heavy to lift, and all who lifted it would be smashed to pieces (Zech 12:3).

It sounds scary for sure... but I'm not so sure that this battle describes what is happening today in Israel.  In the context of chapters 12-14, this appears to be speaking of the final battle before the millenial reign of Messiah, when the nation of Israel looks on "Me whom they have pierced" (Zech. 12:10; Ps. 22:16). 

There are three battles mentioned in the last days leading up to the return of the promised Jewish deliverer.  They are Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38-39 and Zech. 12-14.  The conflagration of nations marching in against Israel who was restored to her historic land in 1948 by the U.N., seems to be described more by the words in Psalm 83.

4They have said, "Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation,

That the name of Israel be remembered no more."
5For they have conspired together with one mind;
Against You they make a covenant:
6The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites;
7Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8Assyria also has joined with them;
They have become a help to the children of Lot. Selah.
9Deal with them as with Midian,
As with Sisera and Jabin at the torrent of Kishon,
10Who were destroyed at En-dor,
Who became as dung for the ground.
11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb
And all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12Who said, "Let us possess for ourselves
The pastures of God."

The nations named here in this passage are the modern equivalents of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt.  None of these countries are mentioned in the battle of Magog [Russia] in Ezekiel 38, also leading Muslim allied forces.  It could be that this faceoff, this confrontation results in the destruction of these peoples, and a war of the size and extent that has not been seen yet. 

And this will move the prophetic description in place, of Ezekiel 38, "a people, brought out from among the nations... living in unwalled villages... who are at rest, that live securely... living without walls and... no bars or gates" (Ezek. 38:8,11).

According to the Psalm, it sounds like the results of the war will be catastrophic.  But they are fulfilling the will of the Lord.  "He makes everything for its own purpose, even the wicked, for the day of destruction" Pr. 16:4. 

But the purposes of the LORD, Yhvh, are clear from the last three verses:

16 Fill their faces with dishonor,

That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
17Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever,
And let them be humiliated and perish,
18That they may know that You alone, whose name is the LORD,
Are the Most High over all the earth.

God's intent is that people turn to Him in repentence, recognizing that He alone is the one true God.  And at the last day, all who rejected His offer of salvation, will stand without excuse.  For all who call on the name of the LORD will be saved.

Have you turned to Him in repentence, making Him LORD of your life?  If you have not, there is still a little time.  Repent today, that you may have life!

Driscoll takes stand against Bell on Hell

It appears that reformed Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll has taken a timely stand with his congregation, and all who listen to his sermons online, as they were preaching through the Gospel of Luke.  Bell told the people that unless they repent, they are in danger, and he pointed out that it was Christ Himself, the most loving man who ever lived, who warned more about the realities of hell, than of any other person.

To see the article, go to: