Archive for the ‘Prophecy’ Category

SHEPHERDS, DAY ONE: “Step on the grass. Shoot a deer. Dig for oil. NOW!”

 

Dr. John MacArthur, Shepherd's Conference 2009

Dr. John MacArthur, Shepherd's Conference 2009

The first day of the Shepherd’s Conference found me driving in pouring rain up I-5 past a terrible car wreck, through deep puddles of water, and searching in vain for a parking spot on the Grace Community Church’s lot.

 

HA!  A little rain isn’t going to ruin this day!  I found a parking spot along the street a few blocks away, waited for the rain to subside, and walked to the church campus.

How do you describe the buzz of 3500 pastors from around the world all gathering together in one place?  I don’t know.  Electric, maybe?  Everyone was giving off an air of anticipation.  Lots of smiles, hugs, and refreshments all around.  I found a seat on the organ side (for Janz) and waited the beginning of the first keynote. Continue reading

One Matthew; Many Timothys

matthewmurray.jpgFive years ago, things were very different.

At that time Matthew Murray was enrolled in the Youth With a Mission training center in Arvada, Colorado, preparing to go overseas with a ministry team.

How different was Matthew from the best Christian young people you know? 

  • Came from a “very, very” religious family
  • Home-schooled
  • Had an Uncle who is a pastor.
  • Participated in Youth Missions training.

Fast-forward to Sunday, December 9th, 2007. Continue reading

World War III?

newt.jpgNormally, I would dismiss such rhetoric in light of the fact that Isaac and Ishmael have been going at it for millennia.  However, when someone I respect as highly as Newt Gingrinch puts out the theory, we all need to sit up straight and listen. Continue reading

Why I Believe in a Pre-Tributional Rapture

rapture.gifFor those whom I have just lost because of the title of this article, I would ask you to hang on. I'll do my best to define terms and make this user-friendly! The Bible, which Christians believe to be the Word of God, speaks to many areas of life. The Bible tells us about the history of the world, shows us the true nature of man, wonderfully presents Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world, teaches us how we ought to live, and also contains truth about the future. We call this last subject, eschatology, the study of the last times.

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Beware of False Prophets

ugly.jpgRecently, I was intrigued to discover that I am, most likely, in the last generation before the Rapture.  How do I know?  Well, a prophecy expert told me so!  According to this man, every sign of the last times has now been fulfilled and the Rapture is coming.  In fact, there is a whole group of Jews in Jerusalem today, according to the expert, who are preparing to rebuild the temple.  All the temple implements have been created.  The Ark of the Covenant has been found.  The database of Jewish men who are eligible to serve as priests has been completed.  All that needs to happen now is for an errant SCUD missile to smash the Dome of the Rock and the Muslims will turn over the temple mount to the Jews. Continue reading