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The Day of the Lord

At times I wonder if it isn’t easier to convince an unbeliever of the truth about the Lord and his word than to convince a believer who believes wrong doctrine and thinks he is correct. It doesn’t seem to matter how many Scriptures I use to prove a point, the brother will cling to the error taught him by a man he trusts or the organization of which he is a member. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Acts of the Apostles, Last Days

 

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Speaking in Tongues

After the Holy Spirit fell down upon the Apostles and all those within the house where they were gathered for prayer, the Apostles began to speak in tongues. Many Jews scattered abroad were attending the Feast of Pentecost and wondered what was taking place. All seemed to be hearing the Apostles in their native tongues. That is, the tongues of their homeland, not the universally understood commercial language of Greek in the West or Aramaic in the East. At this point Luke enumerates twelve different countries to which the Jews had been scattered (Acts 2:9-10).[1] The point of the miracle was to emphasize that this was the time for the regathering of God’s people out of those places where they were scattered. The time of restoring all things to their original God-intended beauty and meaning had begun (cp. Acts 3:21). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2011 in Last Days

 

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Who or What is Antichrist?

Many folks seem to be looking for an end-time figure who would rule the world for a short time, and this political figure would set up a deal with the Jews and later betray them. It would look like he would make peace, but in the end terrible destruction eventually takes place. They have several names for this political person: the Beast, the Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition and even Antichrist, because he is supposed to also persecute Christians. What about these things; are they true? No, they are actually false conceptions. I have written about the Beast and several times about the Man of Sin, who is also the Son of Perdition. At this time I intend to address the name Antichrist. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in Last Days

 

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Mark of the Beast – Part 2

Many folks believe that one of the signs we are living in the last days is that only in today’s culture could the things of Revelation be understood. Only in today’s culture could some of the things that we find there be done. For example, how could people be prevented from buying and selling in the past? It is only through the technology of today’s culture that such a thing could be done. A computer chip could be implanted in the right hand and scanned by the store clerk and presto, no one could ever steal one’s identity or one’s goods. It all seems very logical and practical, but is it Biblical? We find the foundation for this idea in Revelation 13; notice: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2011 in Last Days

 

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The Mouth of the Beast

from Google Images

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Revelation, as we all should know, speaks in apocalyptic language, so a literal interpretation for many of the things we find in this book is by far out of the question. For example, who ever saw a wild beast with more than one head? Who ever saw an animal with 10 horns? These among other things in Revelation show one must not take the things we find here in a literal manner. But, if this is so, how should we understand these things without permitting our imaginations to run wild? In order to keep its readers from placing our own individual interpretation upon the meaning of Scripture, Scripture, itself, often defines its own terms. For example, Daniel 7:24 defines a horn as a king or ruler, as does Revelation 17:12. So, how should we understand the ‘mouth’ of Revelation 13:5? Quoting the Scripture in its context: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in Last Days

 

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Gospel to Be Preached in All the World

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In Matthew 24:14 Jesus said the Gospel of the Kingdom of God would be preached in all the world, and then the end would come. What does this mean? Did Jesus mean it must be preached to every remote tribe or village on every continent and island on the planet? Did he mean it had to be preached to every people-group, as is assumed by many today? If Jesus cannot come, until the Gospel is preached according to his command, then it should be obvious in the text what Jesus meant. Otherwise, how would the disciples know what to do? So, what does the text actually say? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Last Days

 

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The Second Coming of Jesus

Second Coming - 1In Matthew 24:30 Jesus said he would come in the clouds, and all the tribes of the land (of Israel) would mourn. Men have taken this passage to indicate Jesus’ Second Coming to this earth. However, Jesus never says he would come to the earth here in the Olivet Prophecy or anywhere else. He is speaking of his coming in judgment over the Jewish nation that had rejected him as their King, and he used the Roman armies to carry out that judgment. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2011 in Last Days

 

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