C.H. Spurgeon On The Importance Of Sharing Our Faith

“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies.  And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped around their knees, imploring them to stay.  If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.”

Massive Full-Scale Version of Noah’s Ark Comes to Life in Kentucky

 

 

There might not be a flood of biblical proportions in the forecast, but Noah’s Ark is coming to Williamstown, Kentucky, this summer.

Massive Full-Size Version of Noah's Ark Comes to Life in Kentucky

A full-size version of Noah’s Ark is expected to be completed before Ark Encounter, a Bible-themed park, opens July 7.

Ken Ham had the massive ship built to match the dimensions set out in the Bible. The entire project is expected to cost $100 million.

“The message that we have — it’s making the Bible come alive, really. By building Noah’s Ark, we’re saying, ‘This really happened. This is plausible,'” Ham told “Nightline.”

According to Ham, his ark is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. “It gets bigger and bigger. When you get inside, it gets bigger again,” he said.

Ark Encounter is just a few miles from Ham’s Creation Museum, which attracts nearly half a million visitors a year and teaches a young Earth theory of creation. Ham calls his ministry Answers in Genesis.

“We have a lot of people who are not Christians who come here, and they appreciate the way it’s presented. It’s presented very tastefully,” said Ham. “It’s educational.”

Visitors to the Creation Museum can find exhibits like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, which is next to one showing dinosaurs playfully eating fruit.

One of Ham’s biggest critics is Bill Nye, an evolutionist who is known as the television personality the Science Guy. He dismissed Ham’s creationist exhibits as biblical propaganda. Nye said dinosaurs died out long before human beings ever came along.

“I can prove that beyond any reasonable doubt. That is what’s very troubling. Allosauruses and humans did not live at the same time. Teaching the earth is 6,000 years old is completely wrong and inappropriate,” he told “Nightline.”

“When they dig up dinosaur bones, they don’t dig them up with labels on saying, ‘Hi, I’m 70 million years old,’ or whatever it is,” Ham said. “We’re saying that most of those bones they dig up are actually from the flood of Noah’s day, not from millions of years ago.”

Ham rejected mainstream science institutions as evolutionary doctrinaires.

“Museums like the Natural History Museum inWashington, D.C., Smithsonian or Chicago Field Museum, mostly they teach that we supposedly evolved [from] apelike creatures. Why shouldn’t we be able to use the same technology and really challenge people to consider the Bible as the true history of the world?” he said.

Ham’s Noah’s Ark project took advantage of $18 million in tax benefits and tourism incentives.

The state of Kentucky attempted to block the project from receiving public funding, but Ham took his case to court and won. “Christians pay taxes in this world. We live in this world. We’re not second-class citizens. The federal judge rule in our favor,” he said.

“It’s just inappropriate. To me, [it’s] a clear violation of the First Amendment, for crying out loud,” Nye argued.

To work at Ark Encounter, job applicants must sign a statement of faith, professing a Christian belief in the creation story. For instance, they agree that the “great flood of Genesis was an actual historic event, worldwide in its extent and effect.”

Ham said this is necessary because “we are a Christian organization and we have a Christian message.”

Among the construction workers who have helped build the ark are Amish carpenters who said part of their faith included accepting the Bible as truth. The artists who created the ark’s exhibits are believers too.

“There’s a lot of people that scoff,” Ham said. “We get a lot of attacks by some of the aggressive secularists. Sometimes I feel a bit like Noah.”

Admission to Ark Encounter will be $40 for adults and $28 for children, and Ham said he expects that fascination with Noah and his ark will result in 1 million to 2 million visitors in the first year.

“We really do believe that if we build it, they will come. And they’re going to come,” Ham said.

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About 4,000 years ago, the people laughed at Noah because he built the ark on dry land.  Today, the people laugh at Ken Ham for building a replica of the ark on dry land.  Yes indeed, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Pagan evolutionists like Bill Nye, actually despise the replica of the ark being built because they hate the truth.  The Scopes’ Monkey Trial of 1925 asserted that evolutionists simply desired an equal voice.  That “equal” voice has snuffed God and prayer out of the classroom, and contributed to moral decadence throughout this once great nation.  Abortion, euphanasia, fornication, and every other form of debauchery find their roots in this godless philosophy.  A mere generation ago, Christianity ruled the land as we enjoyed a wonderful way of life.  We have “sown the wind, and we are reaping the whirlwind.”  Hosea 8:7    Maranatha, Pastor Steve

For comprehensive information on the ark to be displayed in Kentucky on 7/7/16, go to arkencounter.com

 

A Kick In The Teeth To The New World Order (NWO) And Globalism

The Attempt To Establish A “New And Improved” Tower Of Babel Received A Major Setback:

Britain voted to exit the European Union (E.U.).  The feelings of the British populace is that the establishment in England has been ignoring the will of the people.  Does this not remind you of the United States’ Republican Party?  There is an obvious parallel to the candidate Donald Trump and his popularity.  Prime Minister David Cameron will step down from his office, on the heels of Britain opting out of the E.U.  The voting in England reveals that the people want to take back their sovereignty, control immigration and bureaucratic regulations, their borders, their culture, and their economy.  Donald Trump praised the British Exit (Brexit) decision.  Trump compared British nationalism to his own “Make America Great” mantra.  Trump believes this will create a ripple effect in Europe as nations want their monetary system and borders back.  There may already be an independence referendum in Scotland, following Britain’s lead.  The British voted out of the E.U. because they are tired of decisions being made for them coming from Brussels, Belgium.  Trump believes that this could start to unravel the entire E.U.

Why is this decision so important?  Genesis 11 tells us   that the Lord broke up the pagan Tower of Babel.  This “Tower” will be resurrected one more time, depicted in great detail in Revelation 6-18.  It is called the Great Tribulation period, led by the Antichrist and False Prophet.  There will be a one world government, a one world economy and a one world religion.  As long as our country leans towards nationalism, we will keep our religious freedoms in tact.  The global philosophy, however, will severely impinge our freedoms and democracy.  Many politicians on both sides of the aisle are globalists, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  Exiting British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is a globalist.  Donald Trump is a nationalist.  (Make America Great Again).  Pray for our national sovereignty to remain strong and pray…

For Revival In America

The Pastor’s Conference And Southern Baptist Convention ~ June 12-15, 2016 ~ Part 2

June 12     Pastor’s Conference

Sunday    6 PM     Theme:  Live This    II Timothy 4:5

Noah Oldham  Noah is from St. Louis.   Noah’s text and the theme to the pastor’s conference was:

II Timothy 4:5 King James Version (KJV)

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

“Be sober minded and endure suffering.”

Noah Oldham said Paul presented twenty five charges to Timothy in the epistles I & II Timothy.  Paul was in Ephesus.  Noah’s mother suffered from a kidney disease going back to 1992 in St. Louis.  His mother’s testimony was I Peter 1:6-7:

1 Peter 1:6-7 King James Version (KJV)

6 “Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”

1)  2 Timothy 1:7-9 King James Version (KJV)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Paul taught Timothy about suffering, and called him to his ministry team.  God uses suffering to His advantage.

2)  2 Timothy 2:3-7 King James Version (KJV)

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

Like a good soldier, endure suffering.  Noah said that “God tore him apart so He could put him together.”  Noah referred to his sufferings as “the year from hell.”

3)  2 Timothy 2:8-10 King James Version (KJV)

Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

Noah’s mother had three requests:  1)For all of her sons to be in church.  2)For her husband to become saved.  3)For God to get glory out of her life.  Noah’s mother taught at school, and she prayed for Paul the janitor and he became saved.
We will endure suffering.  The government wants us to drop this sin and suffering thing.  Suffering can make you better or it can make you bitter.

1 Peter 5:9-11 King James Version (KJV)

Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Jordan/Israel ~ 1987-1988 ~ Part 6

Day #6

While eating breakfast at the Shalom we observed a beautiful sunrise over Jerusalem.  While eating breakfast I looked around and observed the Israelites, thinking what a stubborn people they were, and how the Lord still has His hand on them, even though they do not believe in Jesus and the New Testament.  Our hotel gave us a beautiful view of Jerusalem.  Jerusalem is a melting pot with all kinds of people.  All of the people in Israel, the men and the women, must serve in the army for two years and take their vows on Mount Masada.  I found the people in Israel to be friendlier, more courteous, and more respectful (especially the children) than Americans.

Today, our first stop was at the model of Jerusalem (The “Model City”).  The model depicted Jerusalem at the time of the Second Temple (the time of Jesus).  The Model City displays the many walls, the residences, Herod’s Palace, the Fortress of Antonio, the Temple, and many other things.

Next, we went towards the Mount of Olives.  On our way, we observed an Arab kiss his camel, and give our pastor a ride.  We went up the Mount of Olives to the temple of Ascension which is now a Mosque.  (refer to Acts 1:4 through Acts 1:11).  There is an “alleged footprint” where Jesus ascended from, inside the small temple upon a rock.  Next, we went a short distance away and took several pictures of Jerusalem from this panoramic view.  From our location on the Mount of Olives, we had a view of Jerusalem over the Kidron Valley.  Also observed was David’s City, the Dome of the Rock, as well as the northern end of Jerusalem.  It is interesting to note that the current city walls are only five hundred years old, and built by the Ottoman Turks.  Mount Ophel is David’s old city, and Mount Zion is above David’s City, outside the wall.  We saw Absalom’s tomb in the Kidron Valley.  As we departed from the Temple of Ascension, a burro blocked our path on our way to the Garden of Gethsemane.

We went into the Garden of Gethsemane (“semane” means olive oil).  Gethsemane may have been near John Mark’s home.  We entered the Church of All Nations where the alleged rock is that Jesus prayed at.  This is located next to the Garden of Gethsemane.

We drove up to the Old City of Jerusalem and entered Stephen’s Gate, which is also known as the Lion’s Gate, with a lion on each side of the gate.

Next, we observed a fine site of archaeology – the Pool of Bethesda.  The pool has five porches where people were healed, and is dug out very deep.

The streets of Jerusalem are very narrow.  The women wore robes, and carried large objects on their head.  Beggars and cripples lingered on the street corners.  Walking in the “Old City” is like walking into the past.  Burros carrying loads walk in the streets.  Flutes, and other eastern instruments can be heard.  Muslim people can be heard wailing over microphones.

Next, we arrived at my favorite archaeological site in the whole city – we entered the Judgment Hall at the Fortress of Antonio.  There was a cistern and a water supply here.  We observed areas cut by Herod, which was originally the moat of the Fortress of Antonio.  Next, we went deep into the beautiful, large, and open Strutheon Pool.  Water runs down into the pools from the mountains.  We approached other cisterns and lithostrotos pavement that Jesus walked on.  The pavement was made up of large stones with wedges to prevent slipping.  A church was built above this pavement.  Jesus was tried and judged near here by Pontius Pilate.

We walked down today’s Via Dolorosa, where Jesus is supposed to have carried His cross to Calvary.  The actual road, however, would be many feet underground.  The Via Dolorosa featured an arch overhead, this is an original arch left from the Fortress of Antonio.

The business district was bustling – people commonly walk up to you in order to sell you just about everything.  There are money changers today in Jerusalem just like in Christ’s time.  Many people wear cloaks, robes, togas, and turbines.  Conservative Muslim women wear veils.  We stopped and looked at a Muslim water trough.

We approached the Western “Wailing” Wall and we were frisked on the way into this area.  The wall is near Mount Zion and the Tyropoeon Valley.  The Tyropoeon Valley, filled over the years, is right in front of the wall.  The wall is very long, and is the last part of the temple that was not destroyed – hence the Rabiis, Orthodox Jews, etc. wail there.  We observed the same wall nearby extending underground.  The entire original wall is 150 feet high.  When the rabiis pray – they read their Tora, and they chant, buck their head backwards and forwards, and side to side.  They shake their knees.  Loads and loads of prayers were stuck in the cracks of the walls.  The rabiis wore prayer boxes (Phylacteries; Matthew 23:5) on their foreheads and arms, and were dressed all in black.  In essence, they are modern day Pharisees.  They are very, very zealous.  If they were converted, their zeal would turn the world upside down (like Paul of Tarsus).  When we entered, we put on “cardboard beenies” or Kippurs, like everyone else.  A head covering, they feel, is needed in a holy place.  Orthodox Jews of the law, modern day Pharisees, were seen everywhere.

We observed the excavated Tyropoeon Valley (Old Jerusalem) near the Wailing (Western) Wall.  We passed a Byzantine, Muslim Mosque and approached the Dome of the Rock.  It was built in the eighth century.  Abraham offered the sacrifice of Isaac at the rock in the Dome – the rock inside is the ONLY part of Mount Moriah that Herod left exposed after all of his building.  The best marble available was used to build it.  There is a hole in the rock, and a drainage area below for all the blood sacrifices.  Blood would run underneath, all the way down the mountain.  The Dome of the Rock is surrounded by a Muslim Mosque and worship area.  From this area, one can see the Tyropoeon Valley, the Western Wall, and David’s City beyond.

Jerusalem is a melting pot of cultures, beliefs and different people’s religions.  At lunch time, a man on the tour (Steve Abbott) was drinking a milkshake for lunch and was told to leave – this is NOT KOSHER.  Dairy products cannot be eaten with meat products.  The religions of Jerusalem are 1) Islamic (Muslim) 2) Jewish 3) Christian and 4) Armenian (preceded by Greek Orthodox).  All believe in one God and are monotheistic, and all of them go back to Abraham.

We observed the remains of Byzantine shops.  The shops were Roman streets with columns (pillars), and stores on both sides of the street.  These shops were part of Jerusalem after 70 A.D., when Titus destroyed Jerusalem.  Farther down the row of shops, modern shops are built in the original shops.  We then passed a display revealing the Maccabean, Hasmonean ruins and walls.  These dated from 100 B.C. to 700 B.C., the bottom stones were from the time of Hezekiah and the first temple.  Next, we saw an area where the Israeli and Hasmonean walls joined together.  We passed a Byzantine mosaic map, revealing Jerusalem in the sixth century – showing even the streets with the shops that we previously observed.

In Jerusalem, the people bargain and haggle over everything – nothing has a set price.  The people are friendly and get satisfaction in helping you.  A boy gave me an olive branch, expecting nothing in return.  I bought film from a boy, and he brought down the price for me.

Next, we entered the upper room on Mount Zion.  A Muslim Arab altar was put there when they took over.  This is just the traditional location.  The upper room is traced  back only to the Byzantine period, hence it cannot be real.

We went to Mount Zion, King David’s tomb.  Muslim and Byzantine architecture was observed here also, hence this location is probably also traditional.  We observed the Hinnom Valley off in the distance.

We entered Caiphas’ Palace, which was located below a Catholic Church.  We saw a prison where prisoners were dropped through a circular hole.  Could Jesus have been kept here?  More prisons and dungeons were located below.  This was definitely the main prison of the House of Caiphas.  There were even holes in the walls where the prisoners were strapped into place when they were whipped and beaten.

Caiphas’ Palace was a great archaeological site.  Wonderful views were observed of the Kidron Valley, the Tyropoeon Valley in the lower city in Old Jerusalem, and the ruins of Caiphas’ Palace located outside the Catholic Church.  David’s city is located on Mount Ophel, the original Canaanite stronghold of Jerusalem.

Note:  Since traveling to Israel nearly thirty years ago, there is another school of thought regarding archaeology in Jerusalem.  The “Wailing” Wall is now thought to be from the Fortress of Antonio rather than from Herod’s Temple.  Bob Cornuke’s book Temple is the watershed book regarding this new discovery.  I believe Bob is correct in his assessment.  

 

The Pastor’s Conference And Southern Baptist Convention ~ June 12-15, 2016 ~ Part 1

I will start out with the last part of this conference/convention, since it turned out to be the most important, and I received a great blessing from it.  God works in strange ways, and as we walk with the Holy Spirit, we learn that we must sometimes strike when the iron is hot.  I was spiritually uplifted and filled on my way home, and ready for opportunities for soul winning…

Our eldest daughter Jill gave me a couple of early Father’s Day gifts prior to my departure on June 17th.  One of them was a T – Shirt that shared the Christian Gospel on it.  It said:  “America Strong,” and had the scripture on it:  Philippians 4:13:  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  I wore this shirt as a public witness on my two flights home that night.   I entered my second and final Delta flight, and was seated next to a young Marine named Gary.  Gary noticed “America Strong,” and complimented me about the shirt.  Gary had great integrity, and I could tell “God and Country” were priorities to him, and he would give his life for his nation.  Gary was going to visit his grandfather, who was terminally ill with kidney failure.  God set the stage for Gary to receive spiritual truth.  I used the opportunity to explain the scripture on the shirt, and this led to my sharing the plan of salvation with this Marine.  He listened carefully.  I told him that the Lord placed me next to him, and that in the Hebrew language, there is no word for coincidence.  It was indeed a Divine appointment.  As we departed from our flight, a lady two rows in front of us asked if I was the preacher on our flight.  I said yes I was, and she was elated about the sharing of the plan of salvation.  (Since she was seated two rows ahead of us, this means that at least eight to ten people heard the Gospel).  Her encouragement, which I have rarely experienced during such ventures, was for Gary’s benefit, in order to affirm my (His) words.

This was a time of joy, but be prepared for Satan’s counter punch whenever you share Christ.  I got back to my wife’s new car in the airport parking lot and the battery was dead at 3 AM!  New cars do not ordinarily have dead batteries.  I later arrived home and had to cut our grass quickly, since I would be busy in church all day Sunday.  I prepared our lawn tractor and had it all set to mow our long grass (I was gone for ten days) before we left for the conference/convention.  While gone, a rat nested on the crank shaft and chewed on the wires connected to the battery.  The mower still does not start to this day.  I had a small push mower that I used, and it naturally took much longer.  Satan does not like it when we share our faith.  [These things I mentioned are only minor inconveniences in the scope of eternity.  I share them so people can become aware of the spiritual battle going on].  Satan will do everything he can to keep us from sharing the ONLY way of salvation.  John 14:6, Acts 4:12

Incredibly, I have found that the largest opposition to soul winning has come from WITHIN the body of Christ!  That is, from professing Christians who do not share their faith.  Lost souls and pagans are usually intrigued by the Gospel, and I have had great conversations with them during my thirty six years of soul winning.  It is the Christians who place a lampshade over their faith that criticize the public sharing of the Gospel.  Unfortunately, this accounts for a great many believers, since it is a well known fact that a great majority of Christians have never won a soul to Christ, and have never shared the plan of salvation with anyone.  Strange but true.  I know from experience.  You think about that.

Blessings, Pastor Steve       <><

Quotations By Vance Havner And Matthew Henry

When the persecuted become the popular, they are powerless.  The church prospers in persecution but pines in prosperity.  ~  Vance Havner

Such a dilemma are the church’s watchmen in: men will curse them if they be faithful, and God will curse them if they be false.  But it is a needful office.  ~  Matthew Henry

 

Synopsis Of The Pastor’s Conference And Southern Baptist Convention ~ June 12-15, 2016

This is a brief review of the annual Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference and Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), with several detailed articles to follow.  The theme was Awaken America, Reach The World.  Agree, Unite, Pray.  The Pastor’s Conference featured music from local Christian choirs and ensembles, and from the well known contemporary Christian group “Passion.”  Some of the main points touched on were the fact that there are less Southern Baptist churches and less baptisms each year.  (Southern Baptists are still the largest Protestant Denomination in America with over 46,000 churches, but we are going backwards).  The good news is that there are more church plants than ever.  The need for unity and evangelism were stressed, with prayer as the foundation.  Simplicity was asserted, realizing that the Holy Spirit, and NOT programs, is the key to success with the Lord.  A multifaceted strategy to reach millennials and diverse groups of ethnics is of great importance, especially since one in five Southern Baptists is from a minority ethnic group!  Speakers emphasized the fact that we need to reach the lost, and not quibble over minor theological differences. 

The atmosphere of the convention was very peaceful.  St. Louis is a bastion of conservatism, featuring well over 40,000 Boy Scouts in the area, many advancing to Eagle Scout, and performing good works in the community.  There were absolutely no picketers or protesters present, which was a pleasant surprise.  One gentleman with a megaphone was speaking to the Southern Baptist pastors as they entered the conference, and challenging them to lead their congregations in evangelism and soul winning.  I appreciated his words.  He was spot on.

A summary of the business at hand featured a large variety of subjects.  The resolutions that were brought forth from the executive committee were passed, usually by unanimous votes following discussion and/or amendment(s).  The resolutions involved the LGBT community, the Confederate Flag, and several other topics- details will be shared in future entries.  Tremendous grace was displayed when the new SBC president was elected.  Three candidates originally contested for this office, and the final two, Steve Gaines of Belleview Baptist Church in Tennessee and J.D. Greer of Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina, were virtually tied without a clear winner.  Grace won the day; details to follow.

It was truly a peaceful convention. filled with a spirit of unity.

Pray For Revival In America.  Jesus Christ Is Our Only Hope!

 

 

The Atheist Is The Ultimate Fool

Psalm 14:1, 53:1  King James Version (KJV)

14 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

The Lord has very little to say about the atheist in the Word of God.  He simply calls them fools.
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Romans 1:19-20  King James Version (KJV)

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Notice how the atheist refuses to believe what God has planted inside them.  Man is made in the image of God, hence the reality of the Godhead is actually placed in man.  So, the atheist is lying to himself when he claims there is no God!  The evidence of God is placed in his heart and he willfully elects to ignore it.  Furthermore, God reveals His evidence through the handiwork of creation all around us.  The creation requires a Creator, yet the atheist pretends he does not see Him!

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Two Famous Atheists:

 

    1)Voltaire

The French philosopher heartily enjoyed making fun of and belittling Christians, claiming they would become extinct by the end of the eighteenth century.  Can you imagine how he would have felt if he knew his home would be turned into a Bible depository and Christian bookstore?

Nearly a hundred years ago, Voltaire resided at Geneva. One day he said to some of his friends, in a boastful, sneering tone: “Before the beginning of the nineteenth century, Christianity will have disappeared from the earth.” In that same house, in that said room where these impious words were spoken, what think you there is to-day? A large deposit of Bibles! The sacred books fill the house from the floor to the ceiling! So much for Voltaire’s prediction!

The grass withers and the flower fades, but the Word of our Lord stands forever. Amen.

    2)Madalyn O’Hair

Everyone has heard of this God denying and God hating lady, whose passions led her to a life time pursuit of eliminating God, His Word, and prayer from the public school system.  Her renown atheist organization was filled with like minded individuals.  She repudiated one of her own members and vilified him in her public writings.  Humiliated and being an atheist, he thought he was accountable to no one, thus he proceeded to kidnap Madalyn, her son and her granddaughter, withdraw huge sums of money from their organization, then he took them to a remote Texas ranch near San Antonio, killed them all, and dismembered their bodies beyond recognition.  They were later identified through dental records and forensics.  Madalyn reaped EXACTLY what she sowed.  Who could she cry out to when she was at the point of death?  If you live as if there is no God, you will reap the eternal consequences.  I would not wish her fate on my worst enemy.  Oh, did you know that her other son William Murray became a famous Christian evangelist?  When she found out, she immediately disowned him.  William Murray was saved in 1980 and has been preaching “salvation through the blood of Christ” ever since.  Since William is saved, he is on his way to heaven.  If the Lord did not save him, he could have suffered the same fate of his mother and brother!  God is indeed full of grace and mercy.  Amen and amen.

How ironic that our public education system from kindergarten through collegiate graduate school has outlawed their Creator.  I just read in the news that an elementary grade teacher advised a child to commit suicide rather than believe in God.  Our government and work force are no better.  What is wrong has become right, and what is right has become wrong.  Omitting God from the equation is why we kill unborn babies and sanction sodomy among a plethora of other sins.   This is an obvious sign of a culture in moral free fall and total meltdown.  I cannot even remember my birthday, and only God knows when we will die.  Our lives are nothing more than a hyphen between two dates.  Outside of the Lord, one does not know where they came from, who they are, or where they are going!  But fallen man thinks he is so smart, that he rules out his Creator as having absolutely nothing to do with his existence.  Fallen man’s trinity is me, myself and I.  He believes that nothing plus time plus random chance made everything.  He believes he is the result of a cosmic crap shoot and he is the mere result of the fickled finger of fate.  Yes, to use a Biblical expression, the atheist is “willfully ignorant,” which literally means “stupid on purpose.”  Anyone who can use their God given brain and knows how to think, knows that there is a God.  You think about that.

Pastor Steve         

  

2015 Second Orlando Prophecy Summit, Part 37

David Hamblin is interviewed by Hagmann & Hagmann

David Hamblin’s website is Revelation Road Map.com

David Hamblin wrote “Unveiling the Mysteries of the Last Days.”  He is an engineer by trade.  David Hamblin studies the Bible as data in order to find out what is being said.  Because of this mindset, he has moved away from some things that are being taught.  Hamblin believes the abomination of desolation will happen one year after the Jews are sealed in the wilderness.  The abomination of desolation is the image of the beast.  Hamblin believes the seven spirits of God mentioned in Revelation are the Holy Spirit.  He said the Holy Spirit is the mighty angel in Revelation 10 that places Jesus on His throne. Hamblin believes the Bible is the immutable and inerrant Word of God.  I found his perspectives concerning Bible prophecy interesting.