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|Grace and Unleavening – from a season which we know as “The Days Of Unleavened Bread” As our belief and manor of custom dictates, we will strive to unleaven our “quarters” [home, car, etc] and abstain from any food containing leavening for seven days. We will in place of leavened products, consume unleavened bread for this particular time period.|
|The Plan of God – A Journey Through the Bible – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). And so begins your story. Not only your story, but the story of your parents, grandparents, and great–great–great–great grandparents. Your story has an end, located in the last few chapters of the book of Revelation. These chapters describe the return of Jesus; the banishment, temporary and permanent, of Satan and his demons; the establishment of God’s kingdom on earth; the first through third resurrections; and the relocation of God the Father’s throne to a transformed earth. (Note: In PDF Format – You will need a PDF Reading Program)|
|MANY ARE CALLED, FEW ARE CHOSEN – I’m a regular guy. I like sports, particularly football. I enjoy action movies and silly sitcoms. Occasionally I watch cartoons, giggling like a kid at the antics of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Yosemite Sam. I’d like to posthumously punish whoever invented suits and ties. When I visit McDonald’s and Wendy’s, I don’t order the salads. If you give the remote to me, I won’t return it until I flip through 100 or so channels at breakneck speed, twice.|
|Why Does God Allow Evil? – Vincent Genovese was a moderately successful businessman who sold aprons and coats to businesses in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York City. He and his wife Rachel had five children. They had named their eldest child Catherine.|
One day in 1954 Rachel witnessed a shooting near home. Scared and disgusted, Vincent and Rachel decided to escape the mean streets of Brooklyn. So they and their children packed their bags and moved to New Canaan, Connecticut.
However, their eldest child Catherine, known affectionately as "Kitty," stayed behind. She was 19, pretty, headstrong, and independent. Like most girls her age, she was interested in conquering the world, and New York City seemed like a good place to start. New York was big, exciting and mysterious; New Canaan was not.
|TERRORISM AND PROPHECY – “Why do they hate us?” was a common question after 9/11. I detest that question because it hints at the presumption of American guilt. Put another way, “What did we do to deserve this?” Of course many but not all of us would say, “Nothing!” However, “while the great majority of Americans reacted more or less instinctively—having been attacked, one was obliged to defend oneself and hit back—there was on the campuses and among the literary intelligentsia a school of thought, not perhaps large in numbers but loud and aggressive, that if there had been such an attack, America had had it coming and it must have been its own fault.” |
|THE DAY OF ATONEMENT AND SATAN’S FATE – Satan hates you. If you’re a Christian who obeys God’s commandments, Satan wants to destroy you: “And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world….And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring (symbolically, the Church or children of God), who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:9, 17).|
This isn’t mere hyperbole. Satan is venomously upset because you, as “heirs of God, and joint–heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17), will inherit what he has been trying to get his hands on: the Kingdom of God. And he will try desperately to prevent you from receiving your inheritance.
|THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS – “Liar!” they must have screamed. “You promised the Kingdom, but look at you: bloodied to a pulp, nailed to the stake like a common criminal,” they must have thought. “You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God,” they sarcastically taunted, “come down from the cross” (Matthew 27:40). There’s hardly anything uglier than an angry mob. And it was a mob who with one voice declared, “Crucify Him!” Why were they so venomously angry at Jesus? After all, He had healed many of them. He had performed miracle after miracle. He had preached love and mercy. He said, “Love your enemies,” but the angry mob had no use for such advice. At that moment, they were convinced that Jesus was their enemy.|
|Is God A Trinity – “Variety’s the very spice of life,” said William Cowper. If Mr. Cowper was correct, then life is indeed very spicy. Consider religion. Of the six billion people on earth (give or take a few hundred million), 2 billion are Christians, 1.3 billion are Muslims, 900 million are Hindus, 350 million are Buddhists, and 14 million are Jews. Almost 900 million don’t believe in God (atheists) or don’t know what to believe (agnostics). And the list goes on.|
|Biblical Prophecy Explained – Approximately one–third of the Bible is prophecy, much of which concerns the return of Jesus. This article will not explain all the nuances of such prophecy; that would require a book. However, this article will answer the following questions:Why will Jesus wage war upon His return (Revelation 19:1-21)?|
Whom will He fight?
The "beast" and "false prophet" – who are they?
Where and what is Armageddon?
|Book of Proverbs – Here's how you can better understand the Book of Proverbs! – MOST people think they understand the Book of Proverbs but they really do not! Have you noticed that the first nine chapters of Proverbs are not the proverbs of Solomon at all? Have you noticed, also, that in this introduction God is speaking to you direct, in the first person? Solomon was merely the instrument in God's hand. Though Solomon wrote these words through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, God nevertheless is speaking direct to you!|
|Destination Heaven or Destination Earth? – “No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man” (John 3:13). Jesus did not promise eternal life in heaven. However, He promised eternal life on earth. Must we do something to attain immortality? Some days feel like an eternity. What will we do for eternity? Most Christians believe they have an immortal soul. Upon death, this soul will either ascend to heaven or descend to hell. Yet, the Bible does not contain the words “immortal soul.” Rather, Paul stated that only Jesus has attained immortality (1Timothy 6:16).|
|PASSOVER OR EASTER – WHICH IS BIBLICAL? – God warned us – Israel then, Christians now – not to adopt pagan customs. However, we have chosen not to heed God’s warning. Many traditional Christian doctrines and celebrations – such as going to heaven or hell when we die, the immortality of the soul, and Christmas – are rooted in paganism. So is Easter.|
|SATAN EXPOSED! – Who is Satan? Where did he come from? Why does Paul call him the "god of this world"? Indeed, Satan is the quintessential liar. But what are his lies?|
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