If you had to, how would you describe your faith? More importantly, how would God describe it? That is something we want to be sure about when we consider this question, “What will be the measure of your faith when Christ returns?” Faith has been a very loose term tossed around to describe many different things. Some have referred to their particular denomination as the “faith” with the connotation that if you left the denomination for another it would be the same as leaving the faith. Others have used the word quite differently essentially saying if you just had enough faith you could have or do whatever you want. While others have said your faith is simply the collection of all your doctrines that you so tenaciously hold onto. While there may be a certain element of truth in all these definitions, for the sake of this article I will only look at the aspect that Christ looks at upon His return to earth. Continue reading What Will Be the Measure of Your Faith When Christ Returns?
He will unite all the warring factions. He will unite all the races. He will unite all the political parties. He will unite most all the nations to follow him by giving him their power. He will unite all the liberals and conservatives. He will unite the learned and the uneducated. How will he do it? How will the Beast unite the entire world to follow him? To not only give him their allegiance but to worship him. Of course, not everyone will. The few exceptions will be those who have had their names already written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Before I tell you what it is (please don’t skip ahead), let’s look at what won’t work. The things that will not unite everyone together as one. It won’t be Facebook or any other social media platform. In fact, the opposite is happening by throwing even more ridiculous and hateful opinions into the hopper. If anything, it’s gone a long way to divide the world into two major factions along with many other smaller factions drifting from one opinion to another. Continue reading How Will the Beast Unite the Entire World to Follow Him?
As we quietly meander along life’s journey choosing our battles, aligning ourselves with one political party or the other, we feel as though we are really making a difference. We may feel as though we are on the right side of history. On the other hand, everyone is making their own political or religious statement casting a larger shadow of confusion over a beleaguered world. Everyone has his own opinion. In the midst of this confusion, the only thing we know for certain is that God’s true children will be persecuted. The Bible says, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake” (Matthew 24:9). So, what is happening now that causes this tremendous hate toward the Christian community? What are the early signs of Christian persecution? Should we prepare now? Christian persecution is much closer than you think. Continue reading Christian Persecution is Much Closer Than You Think
Contrary to public opinion, God speaks to me and I am not insane. In fact, God has been speaking to humans since the time of creation. The first incident was recorded in the Old Testament of the Bible when God spoke to man. The Bible says, “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17). Man and woman were both created perfectly after the image of God. Their bodies were designed to live hundreds and hundreds of years. The Bible says that Methuselah lived to be 969 years old. Only modern man with his so called higher learning tries to explain this away in his theory of evolution. Their cognitive ability was also amazing in that man was able to name all the living creatures in the world and determined that none were considered as a suitable help mate. The assumption is that he could also recall their names. The Bible says, “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:20). Continue reading God Speaks to Me and I Am Not Insane
After looking at the division between the Republicans and Democrats during the State of the Union address by our President, Donald J. Trump, I am convinced that only a peacemaker can heal this division. Without unity it will be impossible to lead and without righteous leadership this country will continue its decline into the depth of immorality. A decline that will eventually destroy this country and the world. The good news, however, is the peacemaker comes to bring peace to a divided world. It will take a peacemaker. A different kind of peacemaker. One who can make peace between these two divergent groups claiming to represent everyone in this country. Two groups that are so angry and disrespectful to one another that they have lost their will to govern righteously. Continue reading The Peacemaker Comes to Bring Peace to a Divided World