INTRODUCTION Media Influence Art has always had an influence on society, even if that influence is more indirect than the artist intended. In the “age of mechanical reproduction” (Benjamin 1969), the aura of art may not be as strong as the medium of film and television has eclipsed the close distance of the stage. The… Continue reading American Secularization and Media Depictions of End Times
The first week of the lessons on the church, we discussed the Trail of Blood – how Christianity began, how the disciples and early Church was martyred for the faith and how the Baptist line transcends denominations and runs parallel to Catholics and Protestants who both persecuted our Baptist forefathers. Last time, we discussed types… Continue reading The Church (Part 3): The Churches of Revelation
Matthew 24:15 says, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” There are many ideas of what this “abomination of desolation” is, but the Bible creates an interesting puzzle in order to truly understand it. Some believe the… Continue reading The Abomination of Desolation
“Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!”Ezekiel 13:3 As did ancient Israel, the contemporary United States has a false prophet problem. Moat of them are found in the prosperity gospel (Joel Osteen and Kenneth Copeland) and New Apostolic Reformation (Bethel and Hillsong) camps.… Continue reading Woe to the Foolish Prophets
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”Isaiah 53:5 This is part of one of the major prophecies of Jesus Christ written about 700 years before the birth of the Savior. According to some estimates,… Continue reading Odds of Fulfilled Prophecy
WAKE UP, SHEEP! Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? You need to wake up, sheep! You’re just following the media narrative, sheep! And black? Like black helicopters, blacklists, black ops, and little black boxes. Bill Gates rides in a black car to his meetings with the shadow government. Wool? That must be some… Continue reading Have You Any Wool?
In part one, I discussed my thoughts on why I believe we are in the “end times” predicted thousands of years ago in The Bible. In part two, I offered possibly pathways to explaining away the Rapture and reaching the one-world government, currency, and religion. In this section, I hope to deal with the person… Continue reading The End Times (Part 3): The Antichrist
****UPDATE: 3/18/2020**** The COVID-19 pandemic should be driving people to church, but our churches have been shutting their doors to “live stream” services. The unsaved will likely not respond to this tactic as much as they would to meeting face-to-face with Christians. Fear typically drives unbelievers to God. After 9/11, churches were filled. After the… Continue reading The End Times (Part 2): The Rapture and the "One Worlds"
****UPDATE: 3/18/20**** I am writing this during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The entire American economy is grinding to a halt, and hundreds of millions of people across the planet are scared to go outside. These are extraordinary times, and I cannot believe I am updating this again in just six months. In early 2020, we… Continue reading The “End Times” (Part 1): Are We There Yet?
John 16:33 "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." In my nearly 40 years of life, I have never seen the entire world in so much chaos. I have never experienced… Continue reading This World is Overcome