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Neither repented they of their sorceries

Just as Revelation 9:21 predicts that witchcraft and occultic practices (sorceries) would be popular during the Great Tribulation, a recent study has shown that millennials are increasingly embracing the dark arts as we approach the last of the last days. According to journalist Kari Paul's recent MarketWatch article, she explores "Why millennials are ditching religion… Continue reading Neither repented they of their sorceries

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apostasy · Christianity · church · clergy · End times · faith · heresy · religion · wisdom

The marks of false prophets

2 Peter 2:1 warns us that just as there were false prophets in Israel, there would be false teachers in the church in the last days. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 also warns us of a great falling away within the church as the time of Antichrist nears. Ancient Israel experienced a great falling away period right… Continue reading The marks of false prophets

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It’s frustrating to see the wicked prosper

I'll be honest. It's exasperating to see how often evil people get away with all their wicked schemes, especially when they become prosperous because of it, in the world or church. I've often wondered why God is quick to call my faults to my attention and put up hurdles or walls for me until I… Continue reading It’s frustrating to see the wicked prosper

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The enemies within: a glimpse at popular false doctrines in Christendom

A month ago, the Berean Call ministry held a conference for Christian apologetics and to warn Christians about harmful doctrines that have infiltrated churches. In this video, Christian radio host and Bible teacher T. A. McMahon exposes the apostasy commonly seen in churches in our communities. His talk begins at the 7:20 mark and lasts… Continue reading The enemies within: a glimpse at popular false doctrines in Christendom

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Poll: Is online outrage justified over Elevation Church & breastfeeding mom?

The situation of the breastfeeding mom at Elevation Church's Ballantyne, North Carolina site continues to get heated discussions online. Amanda Zilliken, who was asked to leave the sanctuary if she wanted to breastfeed even when she was covered up, has gotten crowdfunding backers urging her to sue the church while others have called for the… Continue reading Poll: Is online outrage justified over Elevation Church & breastfeeding mom?

Christianity · church · hypocrisy · religion · spiritual strength

Spiritual growth–do I really want it?

When we tell ourselves that we desire spiritual growth in our personal lives and in our congregations are we really sincere about that? The apostle Peter offers us a good way to gauge whether or not we are sincere in 1 Peter 2 when he states the following: 1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and… Continue reading Spiritual growth–do I really want it?

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Evangelical pastor in India shot dead outside his church by Hindus

As Pastor Sultan Masih was preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the church he co-founded in Salem Tabre, Ludhiana, in India, a phone call lured him outside the church at about 8:45 pm Saturday night, July 15, where two youths believed to be Hindu shot him as they passed by on a motorcycle. CCTV… Continue reading Evangelical pastor in India shot dead outside his church by Hindus

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“The Message” Bible creator defends gay marriage

This is yet another reason I will hold to the King James Version. Eugene Peterson, who created the "Message Bible" (a paraphrase touted as God's word that really adds to it and takes away from it), is now openly defending gay marriage. Peterson claims he has gotten to know many gays and lesbians over the… Continue reading “The Message” Bible creator defends gay marriage

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The Father’s fair warning from a fruitless fig tree

In Christ's parable of the fruitless fig tree (Luke 13:6-9) we find not only a warning to the nation of Israel, but a warning to the church in general. Jesus said-- 6 ...A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7 Then… Continue reading The Father’s fair warning from a fruitless fig tree

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Good works are based on God’s good grace doctrine

It's really no thanks to any of us who are saved that we are saved. While all of us were busy being "foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another" (Titus 3:3), God showed us kindness and love to save us in spite of ourselves… Continue reading Good works are based on God’s good grace doctrine