Our world is changing very quickly.  It is quite challenging to keep up with it all.  So I’m just going to write about some of the many thoughts swirling through my head in hopes of making room up there for some peace of mind to enter in. 

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Earlier this week I was listening to Janet Parshall’s America radio program.  She was interviewing Henry Blackaby, who has released an updated version of a book he wrote with his son.  I don’t remember the name of the book they were discussing, but I do know about his most popular book, Experiencing God.   I have never read this book, so I cannot speak to its contents; however, if I just think about the title, red flags begin to fly. 

How does one know that what one experiences IS from God? 

Sola scriptura means ‘by Scripture alone.’   In other words, ‘No experience needed!”

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

In the latest ‘Israel My Glory’ magazine, Thomas Ice writes about preterism.   I first heard this term years ago, when Hank Hanegraaff  finally decided to come clean on his eschatological views.   For a long time, he would not answer people’s questions on his radio program concerning his personal view of end times; he would just say he was in the process of writing a book about it.   Then I listened to a debate with Dave Hunt and Gary DeMar between the Futurist position and the Preterist position.   I’m sticking with Dave and the Futurist position! 

According to Theopedia,

Preterism is a view in Christian eschatology which holds that some or all of the biblical prophecies concerning the Last Days refer to events which took place in the first century after Christ’s birth, especially associated with the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. The term preterism comes from the Latin praeter, meaning past, since this view deems certain biblical prophecies as past, or already fulfilled.

Preterism is most dramatically contrasted with Futurism, the view that most prophecies regarding the End times, and passages referring to Last Days, Great Tribulation, and Judgment are still future and will immediately precede the return of Christ. Proponents of preterist views generally fall in one of two categories: Partial Preterism or Full Preterism.    SOURCE

I believe preterism leads to or is the result of Dominionist theology, Replacement theology and/or Reconstructionist theology.   Very dangerous thinking for Christians!

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Did you hear that Darwinists have found the ‘missing link’?  Her name is ‘Ida’ and she is being promoted as a transitional fossil between animals  and humans.  Apparently, there is a documentary about it, as well as a new book.  The Institute for Creation Research has a brief article about it at their website:  http://www.icr.org/article/4637/.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

I received this email from Mike Gendron’s Proclaiming the Gospel Ministry recently: 

Many evangelicals are unaware of the Vatican’s relentless strategy to unite all of professing Christianity under the power and authority of the pope. Everywhere we look we see a compromise of the Gospel for the sake of ecumenical unity. Following are just a few of the several disturbing events that we have experienced:
We were asked to counsel a Christian young lady, and her Roman Catholic boyfriend of two years, who were contemplating marriage. After 90 minutes of presenting the light of the true Gospel against the errors of Catholicism, the young Baptist lady was very disturbed. It was clear that no one had ever warned her that the gospel of Catholicism is fatally flawed.
I was asked to counsel a student at Dallas Theological Seminary who had decided to join the Roman Catholic religion after he had been told it is the one and only true church.
A pastor asked me to meet with his youth pastor who was leaving to join the Roman Catholic religion. He was told they offer “the fullness of salvation” because without the Eucharist, no one could be fully saved.
A young lady came up to me in tears after one of my seminars. She was so distraught because she recently married a Catholic and no one had ever warned her of Rome’s false gospel. She had been in an evangelical church all her life.
After teaching a seminar at Moody Bible Institute, a student asked me to talk to an “born again” Catholic accountant in Moody’s business office who was proselytizing the students. Within minutes into the conversation, the Catholic accountant offered me a 4-page publication that explained why the Eucharist is necessary for salvation.
It is for reasons like these that we all need to be educated and equipped to earnestly contend for “the faith” and to proclaim the true Gospel to souls who are lost in this huge mission field. May I encourage you to ask your church leadership to do the following:

1) host a Proclaiming the Gospel seminar
2) put our web site (
www.pro-gospel.org) in your church bulletin to give people access to important information concerning Roman Catholicism.
3) offer our six different Gospel tracts in your bookstore or tract racks. Five of them were created specifically to reach Roman Catholics.
4) obtain our video series on DVD and my book Preparing Catholics for Eternity for your church library and/or bookstore.

  Serving you as you serve our Lord Jesus Christ!
Mike Gendron
Director, Proclaiming the Gospel

We must pray for our Catholic family members and friends!  Mike’s ministry has been instrumental in helping me understand the RC church’s teaching.  Please consider visiting his ministry’s website which is listed on the left side of this blog. 

 
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
 
“…God is not a God of confusion, but of peace…”
1 Corinthians 14:33
 
 
 

 

Advertisements