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|THE TRUTH ABOUT JESUS – Many Christians cannot reconcile these contrasting images of Jesus. They’d prefer to worship a Jesus who, while on the stake, asks His Father to forgive His murderers, accusers, and mockers. They’d prefer not to dwell on a returning, angry Jesus who "judges and wages war," whose "robe is dipped in blood," and whose teeth clenches a very "sharp sword."|
| HELL IS A MYTH – “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time” (Abraham Lincoln). Lincoln was correct: You can’t fool all of the people all of the time. However, Satan has come close to accomplishing just that. Satan is the “god of this world” (2Corinthians 4:4) who has deceived the entire world (Revelation 12:9). He’s the quintessential liar (John 8:44) who masquerades as an “angel of light” (2Corinthians 11:14), and his demons disguise themselves as “ministers of righteousness” (2Corinthians 11:15). In other words, most of the people, most of the time, have believed satanic lies. One such lie is the common Christian belief of a hell in which people are tormented endlessly.|
| PENTECOST & THE MEANING OF LIFE – Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Nietzsche, and many other philosophers have asked the same question: What is the meaning of life? Likewise, Job and David pondered life’s meaning, and how it relates to God. Others like Solomon and Sarte saw only vanity and drudgery in life. |
| THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS AND THE RETURN OF JESUS – Few people see the connection between these verses. Revelation 19 describes the return of Jesus. In the book of Numbers, God commanded the Israelites to observe the Feast of the Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets. How does an ancient Hebraic festival (Leviticus 23:24-25; Numbers 29:1) relate to the return of Jesus?|
| SATAN DOES NOT WANT YOU TO READ THIS ARTICLE – Satan has deceived the world, and specifically, mainstream Christians. For example: We do not have an immortal soul. Immortality belongs only to God (1Timothy 6:16) and spirit beings (angels, demons). Jesus said that “No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man” (John 3:13). And God said to Adam, “By the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19).|
| WHY HAVE CHRISTIANS ABANDONED THE SABBATH? – The Pharisees and Sadducees accused Jesus of disobeying the Law of God, especially the fourth commandment: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it” (Exodus 20:8-11).|
| THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES, CHRISTMAS, AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD – This article is very ambitious. It will debunk a major Christian myth, and reveal Satan’s plot to obscure the plan of God. This article will also describe God’s plan and Kingdom, and our roles in it. God’s plan is very ambitious, and has a happy ending.|
| The Divine Destiny of America – “The United States bestrides the globe like a colossus. It dominates business, commerce and communications; its economy is the world’s most successful, its military might second to none.”|
“Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a well; his branches run over the wall. The archers have bitterly grieved him, shot at him and hated him. But his bow remained in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (from there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel). By the God of your father who will help you, and by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb. The blessings of your father have excelled the blessings of my ancestors, up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers” (Genesis 49:22-26).
Most people don’t realize the connection between the above quotes. The first quote states the obvious: The United States is extremely powerful. “Like Britain in the nineteenth century, the United States in the twenty–first century has power to spare. In fact the U.S. has more power than Britain did at the height of its empire, more power than any other state in modern times. It deploys the world’s only blue–water navy of any significance and the world’s most powerful air force; its armed forces have expeditionary capability undreamed of by any other power; its economy, powered by unceasing technological innovation, is the biggest and most dynamic on earth; its language has achieved a ubiquity unrivaled by any tongue since Latin; its culture permeates distant lands; and its political ideals remain a beacon of hope for all those ‘yearning to be free.’”
| Nothing But Christ – "Jesus therefore said, 'When you have lifted up the Son of Man then shall you know that I am He'." (John 8:28)|
"For you died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested, then shall you also with Him be manifested in glory." (Colossians 3:3-4)
"For in Him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him and unto him; and he is before all things, and in him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all thing, he might have the preeminence. For it was the good pleasure of the Father that in him should all the fullness dwell; and through him to reconcile all things unto himself, having made peace through the blood of his cross; through him, I say whether things upon the earth, or things in the heavens." (Colossians 1:16-20)
| LIFE, DEATH AND ABORTION – Have you ever been asked by a new or dear friend a question on abortion.|
"When do I feel life begins?"
Perhaps the most crucial question in the long abortion debate is when the fetus is to be considered a human being. I've heard many answer from conception to the moment of birth.
I've listened to evidence for the particular positions on this subject taken from science -- such factors as genetic uniqueness (science of heredity - one soul) the development of the cardiovascular system heart) or the presence of brain waves.
From this we could answer this question as many have before me from my emotions or what others have determined it to be. But I'm not able to do this in a good clear conscious, to come to the same conclusion as so many have.
We understand without any doubt in my system that we are created by a greater being than any of us in human form. And most come to a conclusion based on completely human understanding or as its call scientific knowledge.
We tried to accept it as such but I couldn't be at peace with it.
| 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.
| What Is Repentance? – For thousands of years mankind has heard preachers wailing away from the pulpits, on street corners, and in tent revivals preaching, “Repent and flee the Wrath to come.”|
Today's preachers convey that very same message through mass evangelism via the radio, television and over the internet. However, most cannot agree on what true repentance is, and what to repent of. This article will open your eyes to understand the TRUTH of what the Bible teaches about the life long process of conversion and true repentance.
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