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

Any system that mirrors Babylon’s system should never be used by Christians.

In my last article – which became a second article of what I had intended to be a one and only, so I guess this one is the third in an unintentional series – I talked about the fact that the worldly corporate system has infiltrated too many...

Nimrod’s system has affected the visible church!

I cannot help but wonder how deep it all goes? Only God knows for sure.

The truth is that much of Christendom has become just like corporate America. Many churches and parachurch organizations in many states of the United States are recognized corporations regarding their non-profit tax...

Thursday, 05 November 2015 14:48

Too Many Christian Leaders Act Like Demagogues or Bullies Featured

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I received a postcard in the mail yesterday highlighting the upcoming PROCLAIM 16 conference, sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). The upcoming conference – slated for February of 2016 – aims to promote…something, in order to make an “impact” for Jesus.

From the website’s...

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 12:01

Our Amazing Eyes and Seeing Through a Glass Darkly

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My eye doctor giving me a quick lesson in seeing. He is pointing to an image of the human head if we were looking down on it from above.

Today, I visited the eye doctor to find out if I needed new glasses. This was my first visit to this particular eye doctor so I felt certain he was going to dilate my pupils. Always fun.

During the course of my...

As believers, we are on our way to heaven. What will it be like for us once we get there? What about the gifts we have and use now?

I find myself fascinated at several things recently. This fascination began when I first learned that Jack Kelley (Grace Thru Faith), had been called home to be with the Lord. I took some time to again read some...

Monday, 02 November 2015 07:38

Prayer and Praise, Part 6

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Does that really mean in ALL things?

We have been talking about prayer and praise and in our most previous article in this series, we asked the question if God is good all the time. Most would agree that He is good all the time, but when the rubber hits the road, we actually tend to balk at that if our prayers are not answered by God in...

Saturday, 31 October 2015 20:31

Prayer and Praise, Part 5

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“God is GOOD!”

How many times we’ve heard this and it is usually after God provides an answer to prayer for which the supplicant was looking. Whether it’s healing, financing for this, that, or the other thing, or what have you, the truth is that most of us exuberantly proclaim just how good God is when we...

Friday, 30 October 2015 08:12

Prayer and Praise, Part 4

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The agony of Jesus while praying in Gethsemane proves His commitment to the Father’s will.

In our previous installment in this series, we covered aspects of what has become known as the Lord’s Prayer. Hopefully, you learned (or learned again), a number of important things, including the order or priority in which Jesus viewed...

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:32

Prayer and Praise, Part 3

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These are not just words to you, are they?

In our previous article in this series, we covered a number of things related to prayer. One of the things I wanted to cover, but wasn’t able to do so because of space was the “Lord’s Prayer.” Here is the text from Matthew 6:9-13 NASB.

9 ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed...

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 08:10

Prophecies of Daniel 2, Part 4

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Nebuchadnezzar is firm in demanding the contents and interpretation of his dream.

In our last previous in this series, we arrived to a cliffhanger where we learned that in Daniel 2:13, King Nebuchadnezzar sent out a decree that all the wise men should be killed. That included Daniel and his three friends since they had recently been put...

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 06:44

Prophecies of Daniel 2, Part 3

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We’re moving along in Daniel 2 and dealing with the prophecies that come to the fore in this particular chapter, which are very weighty. In our last installment, we highlighted several things about King Nebuchadnezzar and the fact that he’d had a dream but had no clue what it meant.

Like any king, he called for his wise men and expected...

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 08:45

Prayer and Praise, Part 2

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Hezekiah thought he knew better than God. He didn’t and the 15 additional years God gave him tells us that.

In our first article in this series, we introduced the concept of prayer and said that we would eventually compare it with the concept of praise as well. We spoke briefly about the meme that is on many people’s lips today within...

Friday, 23 October 2015 11:14

Prayer and Praise, Part 1

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Does prayer change things or does it change us?

I’ve been wanting to write a series on prayer and praise, but I keep getting occupied with other things. But today, I’ve determined to at least start this series while I’m also continuing the series on Prophecies of Daniel 2. Clearly, both prayer and praise are such important parts...

Thursday, 22 October 2015 20:10

Prophecies of Daniel 2, Part 2

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Not a happy king. Sleep eluded Nebuchadnezzar because of his dreams.

We opened up Daniel 2 last time by introducing verses 1-3. Let’s go over those verses again.

1 Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him. 2 Then the king gave orders to call in the...

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 11:27

Prophecies of Daniel 2, Part 1

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Not a happy king. Sleep eluded Nebuchadnezzar because of his dreams.

We previously discussed and highlighted aspects of Daniel 1, which was a six-part study. With this article, we’re going to begin looking at Daniel 2, which is filled with God’s revelation to Daniel regarding future things, history that was to occur starting...

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:24

Prophecies of Daniel 1, Part 6

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In our previous installment, we discussed verses 18 and 19 of Daniel chapter one. There are only two more verses to discuss in Daniel 1, so let’s look at them; verses 20-21.

20 As for every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and conjurers who were in...

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 08:29

Jack Kelly of Grace Thru Faith Goes Home to His Lord

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Not sure how many of you may be aware of Jack Kelly or the ministry he began called “Grace Thru Faith.” If you are not aware, though he has passed onto eternity, his ministry is still in effect. Grace Thru Faith was/is a Q & A type of ministry where folks would write in with questions and he would answer them. He, along with his...

Monday, 19 October 2015 15:34

Why Are You Interested in Studies of End Times? Featured

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What do you think about the end times and does it help you become a better evangelist?

I’ve written many books and articles on the subject of the end times. It’s been a big interest of mine.

Years ago, during the 1970s, I first began studying it. Because of the growing Charismatic Movement at the time, as well as books written by people...

Saturday, 17 October 2015 08:57

Prophecies of Daniel 1, Part 5

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Daniel is examined by King Nebuchadnezzar

Previously, in our most recent installment of this series, we covered Daniel 1:15-17.  Let’s pick things up with Daniel 1:18.

Then at the end of the days which the king had specified for presenting them, the commander of the officials presented them before Nebuchadnezzar.

The time period set aside...

Friday, 16 October 2015 15:09

I Will Be Like the Most High, Part 6

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We are about to wrap this short series called “I Will Be Like the Most High” up and I hope you’ve enjoyed learned about God’s highest purpose, which trumps all other plans. We’ve learned that Satan has his highest purpose, which, according to Isaiah 14:12-15, was to culminate in becoming like the Most High. That has...

Friday, 16 October 2015 10:57

I Will Be Like the Most High, Part 5

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We have been discussing the reason Satan originally fell in this short series. We’ve noted that Satan sinned through pride in thinking too highly of himself. We also indicated the Bible reveals to us his promises – what he endeavored to attain and accomplish – which are listed in Isaiah 14:12-15.

Friday, 16 October 2015 06:48

I Will Be Like the Most High, Part 4

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Previously, we talked about Satan’s promises that fueled his passion. Since his fall, he has wanted to be like the Most High. We understand this from Isaiah 14:12-14.

12“How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!

13“But you said in...

Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:05

I Will Be Like the Most High, Part 3

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The idea that Satan could actually think in terms of becoming like the Most High is absurd, but proves just how far an entity can fall because of pride, arrogance, or hubris. Isaiah 14:12-15 tells the story.

12 “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who...

Thursday, 15 October 2015 08:21

Bible College Name Changes that Delete Bible

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If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that I wrote about my Alma mater, Philadelphia College of Bible (PCB). I graduated from PCB in 1979 and was the last class to attend the Center City (Philadelphia) campus before it relocated to its current location of Langhorne Manor, PA. Not long after it...

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 18:54

I Will Be Like the Most High, Part 2

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Is it all just a chess match that’s open-ended or is there a specific plan that’s being followed with a specific outcome?

In our last article in this series, we introduced the biblical concept that while God could have chosen to immediately confine Satan to the Lake of Fire as soon as sin was found in him, God clearly chose not to do...