As I look at the landscape that surrounds me, both political and religious, all I see is darkness, deep darkness. It is as Isaiah prophesied so long ago –
Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.” – Isa. 60:1-3 Continue reading
The saints in the Thessalonian Church were worried that the Day of Christ had happened and they had been left behind which prompted Paul to write this word of correction to them –
“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,” – 2 Thes. 2:3
What is this ‘falling away’ Paul is talking about? It is certainly not talking about the people of the world for they have never found Christ from which to fall away. Rather, it is talking about those who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, leaders in the Christian Church, who once knew Jesus, falling away from the truth Jesus proclaimed. This falling away happens at the end of this age just before the Antichrist is revealed, or along with his revealing. Continue reading
The Church Under Attack (Steve Sutherland/Flickr/Creative Commons)
The Church of Jesus Christ is under attack worldwide. In the Middle East and Africa it is under violent attack from Islam but, in the west it is also under attack from such lies as humanism, atheism, false prophets and teachers, and yes, from political correctness. The devil, knowing his time is short, has pulled out all stops in his attacks. If he is unsuccessful in attacking from the outside, he attacks from the inside with sexual perversion, the pride of kingdom building and ‘bigness’, and even the philosophy of trying to be all things to all people. Biblical standards are expendable and take a back seat to a ‘feel good’ gospel.
Jesus would not be welcome in most churches today with His message of “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” He warned about the end times – Continue reading