But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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And it’s all wrapped up in salvation…

In the first part of this two-part series, we introduced the idea that many people are unfortunately taught that to become a Christian tends to mean a life without troubles or problems. Certainly, if God has a “wonderful” plan for your life and mine, then how could it include those...

The short answer to the question asked by the title of this article is both yes and no. It depends upon how you look at things and a person’s definition of “wonderful.” Obviously, we need to look at what God means by a “wonderful” plan as well.

Let’s face it. Most if not all of us have heard some...

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 08:01

Defeat of the Religious Liberty Bill is Vexing Featured

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Writing to believers, the apostle Peter stated the following about a man who many of us would not necessarily apply the term “righteous” to, when he said:

…and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (2 Peter 2:7)

We’re all familiar with Sodom and Gomorrah and Lot, who, along with...

In our last installment in this series, we discussed some specifics related to the coming Antichrist. We noted that while some individuals believe that the Antichrist is more of a “spirit” rather than a specific individual, it is clear from Scripture that it is both. There is a spirit of Antichrist, which will find final...

Sunday, 27 March 2016 13:15

He Is RISEN Indeed!

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Today, marks the day of celebration Christians call Easter Sunday. We do so because of the fact that Jesus died and did so because of His great love for humanity. His desire that no one should perish (that does not refer to death, but to an eternity in hell; 2 Peter 3:9), prompted Him to become the sacrifice for sin that...

Saturday, 26 March 2016 17:45

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 7

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Last time, we discussed the global unification that’s coming, one that will ultimately be led and controlled by Satan’s spiritual son, Antichrist. Interestingly, just after the publication of that, I came across an article in which a top advisor to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stated the following:

Climate change is a...

In our continuing series on Apostasy and Persecution, we covered Birth Pang #5 last time, which was a one-world government or globally unified system of governance. We noted that this will come about because it is foretold in God’s Word in numerous places. We also noted that we need always to remember that God will allow these...

Thursday, 24 March 2016 14:26

Enemies of Freedom Continue to Trash 1st Amendment

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The enemies of freedom only refer to Jesus when it serves their selfish purposes. To protect religious liberty today, is viewed as “hate.” Apparently, the 1st Amendment is now considered hate-speech.

You’ve no doubt heard that legislation in the state of Georgia (and other states) has passed the legislative body and is heading to...

It seems the only thing the world knows how to do is “mourn” and become “saddened” by the atrocities committed by radical Islamists.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Brussels suicide bombing, which killed 34 people and injured many more, is simply the latest in the ongoing butchering by the Islamic group known as...

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:44

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 5

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A one-world government is coming. It’s on its way and there’s nothing you nor I can do to stop it. How do I know this? Because it is very clear from God’s Word that a global system of governance is going to exist during the last few years leading up to the physical return of Jesus Christ.

In our most recent installment of this...

Monday, 21 March 2016 08:19

Satanism in Hollywood? Not Necessarily What You Might Think Featured

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There are a lot of videos, books, and Internet sites dedicated to the subject of exposing what is believed to be Satanism running amok in Hollywood. I won’t name any of the particular sites and I don’t even feel the need to highlight any specific videos or articles here because they’re available to anyone who has access...

Saturday, 19 March 2016 18:49

What is Easter All About? Featured

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Too many churches today emphasize this…

We are fast approaching Easter, which is celebrated this year Sunday, March 27th. Many churches are already sending out their notices to let people know of this very important celebration of the Christian faith.

Let me ask you a question, which church would you be more likely to attend based...

Thursday, 17 March 2016 09:04

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 4B

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Last time, we talked about the Northern Invasion coordinated and led by a guy with the title of “Gog” in Scripture (Ezekiel 38-39). We spoke of how God would plant an idea into Gog’s brain and Gog would think it was his idea. In all likelihood, he was probably thinking about it and wondering how he might pull it off for some...

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 09:54

Even the High and Mighty Die

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The home of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford in the 1920s.

Decades ago, in the early 1900’s, a man by the name of Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in 1883), rose to the height of fame in the very early years of Hollywood’s Golden Era. Fairbanks founded United ArtistsThe Motion Picture Academy, and...

In our previous post in this series – Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 3 – we dealt with the unification of Jerusalem that occurred following the Six-Day War in 1967. Though this particular war was not highlighted in Scripture, we noted that the results of it likely are since the Bible speaks...

Saturday, 12 March 2016 14:40

Entering the Narrow Way Leading to Life

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Clara Bow, the “It” Girl of the 1920’s

This may seem like an odd post, but stick with me. I’m a history buff. I really enjoy reading about historical events and I also enjoy reading good biographies about famous people because they help bring the reality of historical events to life.

Lately, I’ve been doing some reading...

Like Birth Pang #2 from our last two articles here and here, the third Birth Pang also has to do with Israel and Jerusalem specifically. By the way, before it’s forgotten again, a great book on this subject that helps flesh out the Bible’s meaning on the various Birth Pangs is a book by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum called, Footsteps...

Thursday, 10 March 2016 08:05

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 2B

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In our last article – Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 2 – we highlighted the fact that Birth Pang #2 is all about Israel. Unfortunately, too many Bible commentators today ignore the plain and obvious meaning of Scripture and instead opt for a more allegorical meaning to suit their purposes. This literally c...

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 08:04

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 2

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I’ve changed the name of this current series slightly to focus in on the Birth Pangs noted in Scripture that lead us up to the end of this age. It makes more sense because things become very specific.

In our previous post in this series – Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution, Part 6 – we zeroed in on earthquakes, famines, and...

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 08:12

Expect Even Less Discernment as the End of the Age Approaches Featured

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 Our last article touched on something that is extremely important for today’s Christian to understand: discernment or in the case of our last article, the lack of discernment that appears to be in place in too many churches today and therefore, is lacking in the lives of too many Christians. This subject is a crucial one...

Monday, 07 March 2016 07:04

Lack of Discernment is Astounding in Some Churches Featured

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Being out-of-town visiting relatives, we went to their church with them. I did some checking on the church after I found out the name of it. I looked at their statement of beliefs and a few of their “position papers” and it was unfortunate that I knew I didn’t agree. The reality seems to be that their position papers did not seem...

Friday, 04 March 2016 15:02

Christianophobia? Not Enough Lions? What?

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Toward the end of 2014, two guys wrote a book about the growing trend that is rising to the surface. No, it’s not homophobia or Islamophobia.

This new phenomenon is best called Christianophobia. The book – So Many Christians, So Few Lions – explores the growing problem of people who simply hate Christians and...

Thursday, 03 March 2016 07:19

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution, Part 6

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Author Richard Abanes tries to prove that earthquakes decreased worldwide. Unfortunately, he is completely incorrect. There are many problems with the information he presents in his book. Clearly, earthquakes have been on the rise and have increased in ferocity as well. (Image created by F. DeRuvo for Study-Grow-Know Ministries.)

We discussed the fi...

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 17:54

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution, Part 5

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We ended our last installment – Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution, Part 4 – highlighting the fact that after Jesus had just pronounced the upcoming destruction of the Jewish Temple (Matthew 24:1), the disciples then asked Him several important questions. Culled from Matthew 24:3, they are:

  1. When will these things happen?
  2. What...
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 18:28

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution, Part 4

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Artist’s rendering of what the Temple Mount probably looked like during the time of Jesus.

In Matthew 24, Jesus points out a number of things that He knew would be written down and kept until the end of this current age. In essence, much of what He taught in His Olivet Discourse there was for those living during the final portion of time...