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Jerome, Augustine, and the Fall of Rome: An Object Lesson for American Christians

An excellent message from Kim Riddlebarger. I encourage you to follow the link at the end of the intro…  When an alien spaceship destroyed the White House in the 1993 science fiction film Independence Day, I’m told that pre-9/11 moviegoers were not horrified at the possibility and that some even cheered (perhaps because they were […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox – Conclusion/Summary

My hope is those interested in Church History have gained or benefited from this series. If like me, you are interested in knowing where (and when) many of the doctrines we have been taught originated from and if they are really based upon the Word of God or came from the mind or imagination of […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox (4)

Part (4) in the series, Examining Dispensationalism by William E. Cox. See: Part (1) – Part (2) – Part (3) Source: The GOSPEL TRUTH VII –  DISPENSATIONALIST BELIEFS AND THE CHURCH With reference to the Christian church, dispensationalists believe it came into being as a result of the rejection of the alleged earthly kingdom. They teach that the church […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox (2)

Not sure if anyone has had a chance to look over or read part (1) but a couple things the author mentions really bears pointing out. The first being the relative newness of the theology known as Dispensationalism and that it’s original promoters never attempted to deny this, but instead attempted to explain this away […]

Interfaith Deceptions: Liberty University fines students for not listening to cult leader

I’m a little under the weather folks, but wanted to share this with you today. (HT to Steve at Apostasy Watch for sharing the link to this article) Liberty University invited Mormon Glenn Beck to preach to its students at its compulsory convocation last week, handing out $10 fines to residential students who didn’t have […]

Dave Garrison documents global surge in Muslims leading Muslims to Christ

This is wonderful encouraging news. Praise God for what the Holy Spirit is doing among Muslims Missiologist Dave Garrison documents global surge in Muslims leading Muslims to Christ. He calls it, “Unprecedented.”  After traveling 250,000 miles through Dar al-Islam (“House of Islam”) as Muslims call their world, career missiologist David Garrison came to a startling […]

“We were a one-issue organization: Israel!”

This afternoon I came across this old article (from 2012) written by John Hagee and published as an op-ed at the Washington Post. That one statement from Hagee, chosen as the title to this post, really says it all, doesn’t it. What the CUFI organization, John Hagee, and Christian Zionist are all about. They are all […]

Jesus came to fulfill what Israel failed to achieve

*I’ve been doing more personal studying of late, and wanted to get some thoughts written down and saved: those of my own and some ideas from a few others. I’m also praying about making some major changes concerning the blog. More about that later.  It’s interesting that God, under the old covenant, referred to Israel […]

CUFI Fears it’s losing its Grip on Evangelical Christians

Interesting article in today’s Haaretz, and if it’s true, this is one Christian who won’t be shedding any tears… Support for Israel is weakening among evangelical Christians, prompting a new struggle for the hearts and minds of younger members of America’s largest pro-Israel demographic group. While hard numbers are not available, evangelical leaders on both sides […]

Evangelist Steve Hill Passed

Sad to read of his being taken. Regardless of any controversy which touched his life, I can honestly say I’ve never heard another evangelist preach the gospel message of salvation, who cared more about lost souls then Steve Hill. Drugs, alcohol, and crime, dominated his life when he was a young man, but after coming […]

Evangelicals who dissent from Christian Zionism wear ‘stain of indelible infamy,’ Israel says

Over the weekend I spent some time watching the reactions from Christians, both Christian Zionists and Christians who “dissent” where it concerns the theology concerning Christian Zionism, and thus ‘wear the stain of indelible infamy’, according to Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  This all concerns a conference being held in Israel by a number of […]

Divorce and Christians in America

Interesting article at Talk2Action. Nation Magazine claims the regions that are most obsessed with family values have the highest rates of family breakups. We have heard for years that the rates of divorce among Christians are higher than the rates in the secular world. The article in Nation says, “It looks as if right-wing Christianity […]

World’s most ancient Christian communities are being destroyed — and no one cares

Sorry my first post in days concerns such a tragic topic. But truth be told we need to know about these things…right? Christians in the Middle East have been the victims of pogroms and persecution. Where’s the outrage in the West? quote, Like many Coptic Christians in Egypt, Ayman Nabil Labib had a tattoo of […]

Taking a Stand For the Testimony of the Church

IN THE various crises that have occurred in the history of the church, men have come to the front who have manifested a holy recklessness that astonished their fellows. When Luther nailed his theses to the door of the cathedral at Wittenburg, cautious men were astonished at his audacity. When John Wesley ignored all church […]

Having a Right Doctrine but Wrong Spirit

THERE IS a saying: “You can be so right that you become wrong.” Sadly some in Church history were 100% right in their doctrines but in their practice they were wrong. The goal of the Christian life is to know and love God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, receiving eternal […]

Far From Happy Christmas for many Christians in the Holy Land

A reminder to pray for our brothers and sisters in the middle-east, and around the world. “….the members should have the same care one for another – And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it”  (1 Cor.12) The Christians who still live in the Holy Land face a Christmas that will be […]

Controversial preacher Harold Camping dies at 92

OAKLAND, Calif. – The radio preacher who predicted “Judgment Day” would come in May 2011 has died in northern California. A statement released late Monday by his Family Radio network says Harold Camping “passed on to glory” at 5:30 p.m. PT Sunday. He was 92. The statement revealed Camping had a fall at his home November […]

The Slow, Steady Decline of Evangelical Christianity

The author who wrote the quote below at the Houston Press, should have read the late Michael Spencer’s (3) part essay, My Prediction: The Coming Evangelical Collapse Just over a decade ago, evangelical Christians were ascendant. After the legwork of Falwell’s Moral Majority and Ralph Reed’s Christian Coalition, an evangelical Christian was in the White House, […]

Joel Hunter’s Son Isaac Found Dead After Suicide

Another tragic case of suicide in the body of Christ.  (UPDATED) Two Orlando-area megachurches ask for prayers for grieving family; Kay Warren, who recently lost her own son to suicide, reacts. Isaac Hunter, the middle son of Joel Hunter, an Orlando-area megachurch pastor and spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama, has reportedly committed suicide. News spread […]

TBN co-founder Paul Crouch dies at 79

From CNN Paul F. Crouch, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, died Saturday at age 79, according to his website and the network’s Facebook page. “We are grateful for the life of this amazing servant of God. Please pray for the Crouch family during this time,” said the announcement. No further details on the televangelist’s […]

“The Stones Cry Out”

Adam, at Pursuing Truth, has posted a very interesting article…one which was of particular interest to me for I’m always on the look-out for any information concerning Palestinian believers. You’d think it would be easy to find loads of information about our brothers and sisters in Christ who live in this part of the Middle-East, […]

Impressions from Strange Fire

Basically all that needs to be said concerning this weeks Strange Fire conference has most likely been said by now. Numerous articles and messages have been posted from different quarters on the internet this week, including the reposting of a few of those here at this blog.  So why another one? It’s because I have […]

Is the American Church at the lampstand-removal phase?

See Dan Edelen’s newest post at Cerulean Sanctum; Lord, Purge Your Church

J. Lee Grady: To My Fundamentalist Brother John MacArthur: Grace to You Too

Source Fundamentalist pastor John MacArthur is a gifted preacher, author and lover of Scripture. His Grace to You radio program points countless people to the Bible, and his Master’s Seminary trains hundreds of ministry leaders. He’s a staunch Calvinist, but that doesn’t make him any less my brother in Christ. Unfortunately, MacArthur can’t say the same about […]

Doctrine And Unity

I’ve kept this tucked away in a folder since first reading it in 2007. And though I’ve posted it before, today I felt to post it again–perhaps you’ve never read it or if you’re like me, need to reread it. Regretfully the link which was included with this message no longer works, so I’m unable […]

Christian Conferences Exposed

Rick has a good post up. I for one have never understood the need for all these conferences (or, as far as that goes, the numerous “manifesto’s” issued periodically either) that my fellow Christians run to (or in the case of manifesto’s, sign their names to).  To my thinking it’s all a waste of time, […]

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