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ETERNAL JUDGEMENT and THE JUDGEMENT OF THE BELIEVER

Did you know that judgement is a basic teaching of Christianity and the Jewish faith? Here is what the New Testament writer of the Book of Hebrews said; “Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentancefrom acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites (baptisms), the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so.” Hebrews 6:1-3
You may have noticed that this is not a common topic in today’s church! Personally, I do not think I have ever heard a sermon on it, though books have been written that cover the topic quite well. (For example Derek Prince’s book on Eternal Judgement is exceptionally good.)
But, in the past this was not always the case, as we can see when the Apostle Paul stood before Governor Felix and his wife Drusilla explaining “faith in Christ Jesus”.
“He sent for Paul and listened to h…
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SECULAR HUMANISM – AMERICAN’S NEW RELIGION

Though the evidence of Secular Humanism can be found everywhere in our culture few individuals seem to be able to define it or identify its pernicious presence. Many do not recognize that Secular Humanism has become America’s new religion; for this very reason we must learn what it is and how it is affecting us. We need to seek answers to these questions: What is it? What does it teach? Where is it at work in our society today? First let us define it: (I have taken the liberty to copy this brief definition from a commentary of the late Bible scholar Dr. Donald C. Stamps.) “Secular humanism teaches that humanity, the universe and all that exists consist only of matter and energy shaped into their present form by impersonal chance. It teaches that humans have not been created by a personal God, but are the product of a chance process of evolution. It rejects belief in a personal, infinite God and denies that the Bible is God’s inspired revelation to the human race (atheism). …

THE APOSTASY and THE SECRET POWER OF LAWLESSNESS

This is the 4th article in my End Time series. The Apostle Paul wrote these words of scripture to the church in Thessalonica. “Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”“Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now h…

THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

This is the 3rd article on the End Time, let’s begin by going back to look at the Rapture in more detail. “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 The word rapture comes from the Latin word raptu, which means “caught up” or “caught away”. This is when Jesus “catches up” His Bride from the world to be with Him. It is a scriptural event and will happen; however, when it will happen has been the source of great confusion within the Church for many years. Perhaps you have heard people teac
h that there will be a Pre-Trib (tribulation) Rapture, or a Mid-Trib, Post-Trib or even a Pan Rapture. There is lots of confusion! In brief: • Pre-Trib is believing that Jesus comes for His Bride before the T…

THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH AND ORDER OF EVENTS

As was stated in the first blog this is only a “bare bones” look. It is not meant to cover every facet and every detail, my purpose is to help us get a better understanding of the series of events that will take place and the order we can expect them to come in. Since some events leave some ambiguity as to details and timing, I ask for grace from my readers. I think the most important thing is that each individual searches their heart and the Bible truths to determine whether their soul and heart is prepared for Jesus Christ’s rapturing of His unspotted Bride. We each must be ready for Him or we will be left behind! The many events of the End Time can be very difficult to keep track of as well as confusing and even intimidating to many people. What really helped me understand these times was having the events put in chronological order, that way I could see the timeline and begin to understand how it fit together. So, I will try to make a timeline by outlining the events and w…

What's Going on?!! Are we in the Tribulation?!!

The world is getting crazier and so is America. I don’t have to mention all the things that are going on in our own country – you already know what I am referring to. So much confusion and as predicted in the Bible, “Good is being called evil and evil is being called good”! So, many of you are wondering, “What’s going on?” “Are we in the End Times?” “Is Jesus coming back soon?” “Are we in the Tribulation?” The answer is yes, we are in the End Times, and yes, Jesus is coming back soon, and no, we are not in the Tribulation – yet. There are so many questions about the sequence of what will happen in the End Times, so I will try to write periodically in order to help us gain some understanding. Here is what is and will be happening in a “nutshell”. The Twentieth Century started the beginnings of the birthing pangs that Jesus referred to in Matthew 24, “There will be wars and rumors of wars. See to it you are not frightened for those things must take place, but that is not the en…

Do we really need the Holy Spirit?

It may be a big surprise to many Christians today to know that in some churches the topic of the Holy Spirit is not a popular one. In fact, too much talk or too much emphasis on the Holy Spirit may get you the right foot of fellowship-right out the door. That is not a joke!How can this be since the Holy Spirit is referenced all through the Bible starting in Genesis 1?
We clearly see that He, the Holy Spirit, hovered over the waters and was instrumental in bringing forthcreation.Jesus Himself said that it was expedient that He (Jesus) go away so that the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) could come.He explained that the Holy Spirit would lead and guide us into all truth, yet so many Christians have quenched and rejected Him!Many churches teach that the Holy Spirit’s gifts all ceased when the last apostle died or when the New Testament was canonized.This erroneous teaching is known as cessationism.Some have even denied Him by saying things like “I don’t want anything to do with that Holy Spi…