Hardly a week goes by that I don’t receive material opposing the pre-trib rapture which is filled with all kinds of error, both Scriptural and historical. For example, I ran across an article entitled “Origin of the Secret Rapture Theory.” The first sentence said, “It may surprise and even shock you that neither the word ‘rapture’ nor the teaching of a secret rapture is not mentioned in ANY Christian literature prior to 1830-including the Bible!” I am hardly surprised or shocked that anyone could pack so much error into a single sentence, but there we have for all to see. This month I want to deal with some of the popular myths about the pre-trib rapture teaching that Dr. LaHaye and I very much believe is taught in the New Testament Scriptures. (more…)
Part One of this article concluded with “Lessons From Lockyer” in which we examined the three fold aspect of death – physical (or natural), spiritual, and eternal death. We then examined the “broad proofs” of such.
We now continue with more aspects of Universalism’s errant dogma in the following:
NO CONDEMNATION FOR . . . ANY ONE?
Examining Scriptures for Content on This Doctrine – (more…)
America, as well as other “Christian” nations, seemingly are becoming more and more ungodly by the hour. Just a quick scan of daily news articles and consideration of current trends will more than support this conclusion. With that in mind, there is probably no greater book to address this concern than the often dismal but ever important Book of Judges, and a better understanding of its literary structure will assist in unlocking its much needed far-reaching message. The overall theme of this book is one that every believer needs to consider personally, prayerfully, and carefully. Of course, that theme is apostasy.
In the first of our series of didactic on the end times, including the Rapture and Christ’s Second Coming, we will provide an explanation of the meaning and origin of the term, Rapture. The Rapture is popularly referred to by Bible-believing Christians as the snatching away into heaven of the Church, or Body of Christ, by the Lord Jesus Christ. (more…)
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An amazing alignment of nations never before seen in the history of the world is taking shape today. Many prophecy students and teachers are pointing to the scriptures of Ezekiel 38-39. A careful study of the table of nations in Genesis 10 gives us a template of who these nations are today. Why is Russia, Iran, Turkey, and a host of other nations in the news with Israel? We got answers. (more…)
Today we look at an ancient 2600 year old prophecy about Elam. Elam is the ancient name for what today is Iran. The very important table of the nations found in Genesis 10 provides keys for who these ancient nations are. This video is part one of two that was filmed in the studios of Iran Alive Ministries. Hormoz Shariat, the founder of Iran Alive and the host of the TV show, interviewed Bill Salus in April, 2014, about the prophecies of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38. Salus teaches in English, while Shariat translates into Farsi. (more…)
A note from Amos37: I watched this documentary with Trey Smith. I found it informative and Trey is engaging, funny but the content is excellent. If there was a global flood and the bible records …”giants in the land” one of the tribes Rephaim of old giants After the flood! Then shouldn’t there be some evidence in history or fossils? Word study here to show context of subject. Moabites called them Emims = “terrors” The Anakims a tribe of giants, descendants of Anak, which dwelled in southern Canaan. And to connect the giants, the Nephilim recorded in Genesis 6:4 Then we must consider the words of our Lord Jesus about the days of Noah…
A Study of Biblical Typology
One of the most fascinating areas of Bible study is that of typology—the study of Scripture “types.” Few Christians have made any sort of in-depth investigation of biblical types. As a matter of fact, this field of study has fallen into disrepute in recent years and this can probably be accounted for on two bases:
First, the extravagant speculations of earlier typologists have left a bad taste for the study in the minds of many; they feel it has been discredited. (more…)
When we look and speak with those who fight against the Rapture of the Church. Most don’t understand the differences of many these events. The origin of the word Rapture comes from the Latin translation (Vulgate) when Jerome translated the Greek word (ἁρπάζω harpazō 1Th 4:17). Rapture critics like to claim that the word “rapture” is not located in the Bible. It may not be in the King James, but the word “rapture” is found in the Bible, if you have the Latin Vulgate produced by Jerome in the early 400s. The Vulgate was the main Bible of the medieval Western Church until the Reformation. It continues to this day as the primary Latin translation of the Roman Catholic Church. (more…)
With the worlds eyes on Syria and the tragic events that surround the people of Syria in the midst of civil war. Who used chemical weapons? Will the world attack? What will Israel do? This is a very complicated issue as world powers jockey to be the “King Maker” in the Middle East. Iran, Turkey, Al-Qaeda, The Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah and a host of others circle the dying regime of Bashar al-Assad. Will he use Chemical Weapons, will he attack Israel to garnish support from the Muslim world and could this precipitate the prophecy in Isaiah 17? Pastor Jack Hibbs brings a thoughtful and pastoral look at the Geo Political issues, prophecy and a biblical look. We do not want to be speculative in our look and see prophecy in every headline. We look at all the issues. (more…)
We use this tract and the 101 Scientific Facts on Creation when we give bibles to new believers. We highly recommend these excellent tracts from Eternal Production. The Bible foretells many signs that would culminate in the last days. Jesus indicated these signs would arise together as His return drew near (Matthew 24:33-34). Though many of these prophecies won’t climax until the tribulation period, our generation is the first to see every trend in place. As the final seconds of this age tick away, these events will come into even clearer focus. Keep in mind as you read through this list that these prophecies were penned 1900 to 3500 years ago! How does this relate to you? The last several pages provide the answer – you need to read them carefully. (more…)
The word “Zion” is used over 150 times in the Bible and refers to the the Land of Israel, the city of Jerusalem, the children of Israel, the mountain of the LORD, the message of salvation which the Messiah of Israel will bring, the return of the Jewish people to their God-given Land, and even refers to the eternal home of all believers (Hebrews 12:22-23). Though some have called “Zionism” – “racism” – that is totally false! The word “Zion” is a great word, and even the LORD GOD of Israel is a “Zionist” – the One Who roars as a Lion out of Zion, which is clearly identified as the city of Jerusalem where God has put His Name forever! Zion is the name given to God’s people whom He has engraved on the palms of His hands (Isaiah 49:13-16). (more…)
End Time Signs are on the increase for those who study the bible. Here is some very recent Extreme Weather that Meteorologists are baffled by. Photos and video chronicling these strange events. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:25-28
Senior Meteorologist Stu Ostro’s (Twitter | Facebook) latest selection of compelling meteorological images for the past two months begins with a strange weather pattern that developed in the middle of July.
In doing some research on the doctrine of imminency, I noticed few people take the time to actually define what prophetic imminency means. First, let us look at the general definition of the key word “imminent:” “The quality or condition of being about to occur.”
Imminency, as it relates to Bible prophecy, simply means that the return of Jesus Christ for the Church can happen at any moment. No warning signs will indicate a short-term countdown. We as Christians remain on alert 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (more…)
L. A. Marzulli is the author of The Nephilim Trilogy. The Nephilim Trilogy made the CBA best sellers list and continues to thrill readers a decade after the first book in the series was published. Marzulli received an honorary doctorate from Pacific International University for his work on the Nephilim Trilogy.
Marzulli is also the author of the non-fiction work, Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural. The book packs a hard hitting expose of how the current political landscape may bring about ancient Biblical prophecies, which then may trigger supernatural events that are foretold in the book of Daniel and Revelation. (more…)
THE BOOK OF DANIEL is quoted often in the New Testament Book of Revelation. In many ways, the two books need to be read and studied together. Daniel lived at an important time of ancient history and his story is critical to our understanding of what is happening today. His visions speak powerfully of the end times, and his writing continues to exalt the “Most High God.” The accuracy and reliability of his remarks concerning future events have caused many to question his authorship of this book. However we have complete confidence that he not only wrote the book, but that God used him powerfully to bring His message to His people about what is about to happen in our time. Daniel Chapter 9 The 70th Week. vs. 27 A must see! (more…)
Dr. Michael Coffman explains the serious threat posed by the United Nations’ Agenda 21 and how it is being implemented into soft law in communities across the country under the guise of “sustainability.”
Plundered details how progressive ideology in both political parties has taken over public education, the mainstream media and America’s political institutions during the past 100 years. This insidious ideology is establishing a form of government opposite to that given to us by our Founders in the Constitution. It doesn’t work and has deeply divided America and created a $15 plus trillion debt plus a $116 trillion unfunded liability by plundering working Americans. Worse, the ideology is deeply dividing Americans because it focuses on hatred of everything American. (more…)
The twelve major constellations along with their sidereal sidepieces present the original drama of the ages in the form of what I call a Three-Act play. Act One is presented through the first four constellations — Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. It begins in Bethlehem with the birth of the “Seed” of the woman, and establishes His conflict with and victory over Scorpio — the “seed” of the serpent. Act Two is presented through four constellations — Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces and Aries. They represent the Church Age and New Testament Christianity, whose astronomical symbol is a fish. The last four constellations, along with their sidereal sidepieces, represent the concluding act in the great drama of the ages — The Tribulation Period followed by the Second Coming of Christ. It is presented through the constellations Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo. (more…)
Today, the average adult cannot tell the names of the stars or the constellations that map out our night sky. Some can point to the North Star and make out the Little Dipper, but that is about the extent of it. However, if we look back several generations, to a time when there were no streetlights and no TVs, we find that most ancient civilizations, including the Mayans, were very aware of the cosmos and its religious connotations.
What is remarkable about the constellations, is that they were virtually the same in every civilization. Few cultures went out on their own and proposed a group of stars under the symbol of a different animal. And when they did, it was only a minor change. For example, Cancer, seen today as a Crab, was once depicted as a Scarab Beetle in ancient Egypt. (more…)