Albert Mohler sums writes on his now 60 year stance on the inerrancy of scripture. He says…
“[W]hen you encounter a present-day view of Holy Scripture, you encounter more than a view of Scripture. What you meet is a total view of God and the world, that is, a total theology, which is both an ontology, declaring what there is, and an epistemology, stating how we know what there is. This is necessarily so, for a theology is a seamless robe, a circle within which everything links up with everything else through its common grounding in God.”
You see, it is this “grounding” in God that sticks everything. If your morality is not grounded, it becomes subject to relativity. God is unchangeable. He is the uncaused. He is eternal, holy, good, just and righteous… just to start.
The bible, to me is an amazing document. It has withstood almost 2,000 years of naysayers… yet eventually, disproves them all.
So, when you compare yourself to the standard declared in just the ten commandments, how do you stack up?
I know I don’t! BUT… I thank God for a Savior Who could AND DID, thereby covering me and anyone else who places their faith in that fact!Print This Post Filed under CULTure, news, quote, reference | Tags: arrogance, CULTure, End Times, God, progressive, prophecy, the lie | Comments Off on The Inerrancy of Scripture
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them.
You know what is happening in the world today. You see the signs all around. Now, Christian, is the time to be sober and vigilant. We know the sign posts that foretold these things.
Watch, be vigilant. Pray for your family and neighbors… it is only when those appointed to be the bride of Christ are fulfilled that the Groom comes to claim His bride. It could happen at any moment, there is no set day.
How will the Master find you?Print This Post Filed under devotion, news, prophecy | Tags: devotion, devotions, End Times, God, prophecy, rapture | Comments Off on Are You Awake?
Hmmm… it kind of makes you wonder, but should it. Read the original article here.
Jerusalem is indeed a “cup of trembling” to the entire world, except of course, the United States. We have moved to our side, the wrong one.
May all mighty God bring peace to Jerusalem quickly. It will happen, He has promised…
God has an agenda for the ages and its centerpiece is Jerusalem. There are also some vast irreconcilable differences between Islam and Judaism and/or Christianity. Islam is not a continuation of Christianity or Judaism. It is the religion that will bring shackles to the entire world.
To find out God’s agenda as told by a former PLO terrorist… Wallid Shoebat go here.Print This Post Filed under Eschatology, government, israel, news, News&Views, prophecy, views | Tags: abraham, america, arrogance, Democrats, End Times, God, government, israel, Jesus, jews, obama, politics, prophecy, the lie | Comment (1)
The bible warns us not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. Some signatories to this document reject some essential doctrines of the Christian faith. How then can we agree?
There is a coming winnowing and persecution against the true church from the apostate church.Print This Post Filed under CULTure, Eschatology, news, prophecy, views | Tags: america, Christianity, church, God, prophecy, the lie | Comments (8)
I stand with Bibi. I know his intentions for Israel.
We continually move to a world in which the Jewish people will hold all the answers. But for the grace of God and the ministry of the Holy Spirit who now restrains, things would be different.
In a future time, someone will propose a treaty with Jerusalem promising peace, and will then renege. Perhaps, foreshadowed by the events described in Ezekiel 38 and 39.
Regardless, pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and do it right now!Print This Post Filed under israel, news, views | Tags: End Times, israel, prophecy | Comments Off on Coffee with Israel’s Deputy Foreign Mininster and the Goldstone Commision Report
Everyone likes to talk about the book of “Revelations”, where you see details of the 7 year”tribulation” when “the antichrist” does his thing. The only problem is none of that terminology is right. Over the years prophecy has been talked about by many people who have not really studied it. By that mechanism a lot of imprecise terminology has crept in to the general discussion. In the Bible, God means what he says and says what he means, so it is a good idea to be precise when discussing his word seriously.
The title of the book was “the revelation of Jesus Christ to John.” Just one revelation. The book is about the vision John saw when he was exiled on the island of Patmos. The vision is in two main parts: here on earth as Jesus was talking directly to John and later in heaven as prophecies that were scattered throughout the bible were acted out in the order they would go down, for the most part. The second part breaks naturally into two main parts – before Jesus comes back to earth and after that.
The “later in heaven” part include a seven year period that most people call “the tribulation”. While it is true that Jesus said during the second half of this period “there would be great tribulation”, the whole period of seven years is more precisely known as the “seventieth week of Daniel”. The key to end times prophecy is Daniel 9:24-27
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
These four verses give the framework in time that organizes prophecies about Jesus’ ministry. Whole books have been written about these four verses. One of the best was “The Coming Prince” by Sir Robert Anderson. Follow the link to the text of the book for an incredible journey through prophecy. Two important facts that come out in the book are that the Hebrews used the term “week” for more than just seven days. Seven days, weeks, months and years were commonly called a “week”. The other important fact is that God works with years that are 360 days long. You can do a study on weeks in the law when talking about the feasts of Israel, the sabbath year, the year of jubilee, etc. Some physicists, astronomers and computer modelers have shown why the year used to be 360 days and what happened to make it the current 365 1/4 days we have now. I will leave that to you.
In a nutshell, Dan 9:24-27 tells us that from the day the decree was made to rebuild Jerusalem till the death of the messiah would be exactly 69 weeks of 360 day years. After that the Romans would destry the temple and the city and disperse the Jews across the whole world. The dispersion would last for an indeterminate period, but at some point in the future the Jews would be back in the land and a great leader would make a covenant between the Jews and the rest of the world for the jews to live in peace in israel for one week of years. This period is known among scholars and serious bible students as the “seventieth week of Daniel.” In the middle of the week, the one who makes the covenant will break it and set himself up in the temple to be worshipped as god. Other prophecies in Daniel, the other prophets, Psalms, basically throughout the Bible give details that fit into the framework of the weeks of Daniel.
The person who sets up the covenant is known popularly as “the antichrist”, but this term is never used in the Revelation. There are actually two people in the Revelation that play the role of “antichrist”, the Beast and the False Prophet. John uses the term “antichrist” four times in two of his epistles, 1 John and 2 John, but nowhere does he use that term to refer to the beast or the false prophet.
An important thing to remember about the Bible is that it is one book that was written by many people over the course of thousands of years, but it was a skillfully designed document that had one true author, the Holy Spirit. One of the design features was that it was written ” … precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little” (Is 28:10, Is 28:13) What this means is that there is no one section on any one given subject. This means if any section is cut out, the rest of the bible still conveys the whole message.
The “precept upon precept” message is not even just in one verse. This should show you how much God wants his message to come through to us. That message is that God does not want religion, He wants to have a relationship with us, and he has gone to extraordinary lengths to insure that that relationship is restored.Print This Post Filed under BibleStudies, CloserToGod, prophecy | Tags: antichrist, daniel, prophecy, revelation | Comments (2)
For those who are paying attention, have you noticed a pattern lately?
It seems that those cartoons I grew up on, where a certain villain wanted to take over the world, were prognostications. In this case, though, there isn’t any one particular “person” who is doing this.
However, there does seem to be a concerted effort, everywhere, to harness the political will of the world in one entity. And with that, control everything you and I do. I am continually astounded at how fast things are happening.
There are hints appearing daily, and all seem to be small pieces to a larger puzzle. Starting with the engineered recession in 2008, leading to TARP. Then came G-20 and global socialism, followed by single-payer health care, cap and trade, and now climategate. The latest revelation is from a scientist stepping forward declaring a concerted push of what really is a religion. This scientist, a hurricane expert, rips anthropogenic global warming saying, “There has been an unrelenting quarter century of one-sided indoctrination.”
You can also find a push for worldwide population control. Now other countries have joined China’s call for a one child policy! The ultimate goal is controlling every aspect of your life! Perhaps, the boogieman is real, and he is pulling the strings. Your life and your freedom is at stake!
Who is this boogieman? Well, funny thing, in Islam, part of the purification ritual is to rinse your nose out in the morning and before prayer, this is called Ablution. This is because Islam teaches that Satan dwells up in the nose overnight!
Yea, I do believe Satan is real… and I also believe he is the mastermind!
Consider this… Lazy, duped American voters choose “progressive” politicians because of the promise of goodies from a “benevolent” government. It is fitting, that they choose their own SLAVEMASTERS and willingly indenture themselves! What is more shocking is that they have purchased their own shackles, by supporting progressive environmentalist and animal rights groups with their own hard earned treasure in the name of benevolence.
It is ironic, and perhaps, just. But amidst all of this I am saddened. Saddened, because in this, they have rejected their own freedom. Worse yet, they have willingly and blatantly rejected God’s provision of righteousness for themselves, Jesus! (John 3:16-21)
So I ask… Are you tired of the lies?
Have you reject eternal life all for more leisure and a season to sin?
Did you know… That work is also a gift from God? (Genesis 3:17)
Are you prepared for the certain future of a tyrannical one-world government?
Behold… He says He is coming quickly! (Revelation 3:20; Revelation 16:15; Revelation 22:7,12,20)
Repent, that is change your mind. Reject the lie (Genesis 3:4-5,) that you are your own god. Trust Jesus as your only salvation as you would trust a parachute as Paul says in Romans 3:21-26Print This Post Filed under Eschatology, Global Warming, history, news, prophecy, Science, views | Tags: End Times, Environment, Global Warming, globalism, government, prophecy, rapture, Science | Comments Off on Science and Religion… are they the same?
Well… are you surprised? Did you do your reading homework?
If not, here it is… Read the entire book of Revelation!
Did you know that it is the only book to contain the promise of a blessing to the reader. Oh, and when it is announced that the United Nations is moving to Babylon, do not be surprised!
On a different note… does the question asker ever listen to the person respondng….Print This Post Filed under Eschatology, government, news, views | Tags: antichrist, change, currency, economy, End Times, globalism, Judgment, one world government, politics, prophecy, recession, socialism, UN | Comments Off on CNBC – Dollar Will be Utterly Destroyed
it was longish but fascinating, describing the history of central asia. I highly recommend these three articles to anyone desiring a background in this area.Print This Post Filed under prophecy, reference | Tags: central asia, history, magog, prophecy, scythians | Comments Off on For prophecy buffs that love history…
here is something to think about as you pray for our country and it’s leaders.
sent in by The HammerPrint This Post Filed under CloserToGod, email, prophecy, views | Tags: prayer, prophecy | Comments Off on For those inclined to pray…