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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Friday, 27 May 2016 07:26

Why Does the World Hate Christians, Part 3?

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We’ve previously discussed two reasons why the world hates Christians. First, too many Christians have become very issue-oriented. Second, Satan has mixed tares in with wheat. Since the world generally cannot tell the difference between true Christians and merely professing ones, they tend to blame all Christians for all bigotry and hatred,...

Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:05

Why Does the World Hate Christians, Part 2?

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In our first part in this short series, we discussed the first of what we believe are three reasons why the world hates Christians as much as they do. One reason boils down to the fact that Christians are too often focused on individual issues, as we discussed last time. While it is true that the world (or more accurately, the human Elite led...

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:07

Why Does the World Hate Christians, Part 1?

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Really? Hitler was a Christian? Easily could’ve fooled me…

As I was writing my series on the Great Commission, I had another thought and started focusing in on something somewhat related to that subject. As one does, I happened to come across a pictorial meme on a social network which essentially stated outright that Oklahoma bomber...

In this, our third installment of this series, I would like to go into more depth regarding the specifics of the Great Commission as outlined in Matthew 28. You can read part 1 and part 2 at these links to catch up, if you’re just joining us with this part 3.

It seems that too many Christians – in my opinion – have it wrong. In...

In the first article in this series, we introduced what should be common knowledge as well as a consistent foundational understanding for every Christian regarding the Great Commission. We noted that too often, especially in American society, Christians are made to feel as though they are not really obeying the Great Commission directive unless...

So the eleven disciples went to Galilee to the mountain Jesus had designated. When they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. Then Jesus came up and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the...

Do you know what your eternal purpose is, as far as God is concerned and His plan for you in this life?

In case you’ve just started reading this blog, you may not be aware that I have grown tired and frustrated with the way too many within Christendom have adopted ways of the world in their Christian pursuits. What many do not seem to realize...

We just presented an 8-part series on Dominionism. Dominionists believe that things will get done when Christians work to get them done. This means that Christians (who work alongside conservatives, patriots, etc.) must do everything they can to reclaim what Satan allegedly stole from God – this earth and the society in it.

Those who...

Like his late father-in-law, Gary North believes society needs to become a Christian Theocracy. This is Dominionism in a nutshell.

Gary North is well-known for his specific views on the end times and his very critical views toward those who hold to Premillennialism specifically. While there are a number of views specific to Premillennialism, in...

My sister was born in December of 1954. She died a Christian in November of 2008. She lived in Georgia and I was living in California at the time.

Shortly before she died, I received a phone call from her son-in-law. He sounded very matter of fact (he always did), so even as he explained the situation with my sister, it wasn’t sinking in. A...

Should we look for and expect signs and wonders today?

During my involvement in the Charismatic Renewal movement, I distinctly remember two experiences that to me seemed to be voices from God. These were not audible voices outside myself. They were voices I heard within me, but were not my own voice, if that makes sense.

Looking back from my vantage...

I would like to state this as clearly as possible from the outset. First, I’m writing this short series to explain my past involvement in what was known in the early 1970’s as the Charismatic Renewal movement. I was about 16 at the time and my mother and father had recently divorced. Though we had always attended church,...

Okay, let’s get to Rousas John Rushdoony (and reference his son-in-law, Gary North). These two guys are fairly big in the modern Dominionist movement.

Rousas John Rushdoony, who died in 2001 “was a Calvinist philosopher, historian, and theologian and is widely credited as the father of Christian Reconstructionism.&rd...

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 14:38

Coming Out of the Box with the Last Reformation?

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Torben Sondergaard says we are in the “Last Reformation.”

Torben Søndergaard is a guy who firmly believes Christians are missing out today. He wants us to get back to living the book of Acts.  He has an on-line (free) school that is not designed to be “a lot of theology to your head.” His emphasis is on what he...

Another end times “prophet”? Many are beginning to think so…

Before we get to John Rushdoony and Gary North, I wanted to point out another individual I came across (thanks Janna), who also believes Donald Trump is “anointed” by God. Is God rolling His eyes at all the claims regarding Trump? These people...

 

T.V. host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Saturday Feb. 20, 2010.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

I want to talk about three guys, two of whom have been extremely important in the Dominionist movement early on and one who also holds sway over hundreds of thousands through his media programming....

As a person studies through the New Testament, especially the gospels, it should become clear that Jesus – God the Son – had (and continues to have), absolute authority over illnesses, demons, and even death itself. He is GOD and was so even as He walked this earth in actual human form, as the God-Man.

Jesus tackled problems,...

Aside from what appear to be obvious distortions of biblical truth within Dominionism, it is disconcerting that so many of those involved in it actually deny they are involved in it. This alone should cause people to see it for what it is: a complete deception.

The sad reality is that it seems that many proponents of Dominionism...

Last time, we briefly defined Dominionism and there is much more we need to say about that, which is what this short series is all about. As we noted previously, Dominionism is essentially the belief that the Church must move against the kingdom of darkness by taking “back” society. This is allegedly done by electing...

Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ — to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness…But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice…Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land...

In a recent article from Charisma News, Pastor Chris Mathis tells us that “revival” has come to America’s shores.

We are living in the greatest times the world has ever seen. God, by His divine plan, chose for us to be alive right now in this time—not in the days of the Welsh Revival, or in the days of Azusa or any other...

Is America like Israel according to God?

It is very important that readers understanding something. I am not naming names because I enjoy it. The only reason I am naming names at all is because it is easier to discuss what that particular individual believes and espouses. Otherwise, the generalities can become way too confusing.

That said, I must...

In my first article in this short series – What Are We to Think of the Prophets and Apostles that Exist Today? Part 1 – we introduced the subject of how people tend to go beyond God’s Word as they pursue ecstatic experiences, visitations from the Lord, signs and wonders, and other supernatural manifestations. As noted...


There are those who say the Bible is their final authority, but in reality, do not see it as such. If they (or someone they trust), receive a word of knowledge or a word of prophecy, they do not bother to take the time to test the source, whether it’s from Satan or God (or their own imagination). Oftentimes, they will simply accept what...

Friday, 06 May 2016 11:54

Let’s Talk More About Mark Taylor Okay?

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Mike Thompson (and his wife CK), self-appointed prophet and apostle…

As I previously stated in a post about ex-firefighter who became a self-professed prophet Mark Taylor, he firmly believes that God has revealed a message to him concerning the man He has chosen to be the next president of the United States. Taylor believes without...