12 Things to Know about the Antichrist, or, Why Prophecy is Important

There are niche segments of study within the theological world that are more valued than others. Discernment gets a bad name, often rightly, because many discernment writers tend to drift toward a more "censorious spirit" as Gill said in his Exposition, stating, "Censorious persons rarely have the good will of their fellow creatures" in mind. …

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Is Revelation the most difficult book in the Bible to understand?

John the Apostle on Patmos by Jacopo VignaliNo.The Book of Revelation is not the most difficult book in the Bible to understand.Is it possible to be dogmatic about this? So certain?Yes.First, some background. The Book of Revelation is the last book in the Bible. Chronologically it's the last book as well because it is devoted …

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Why prophecy is important (The world is unraveling)

I love prophecy. To me, it is the clearest identifier of God as sovereign over the universe, the earth, humans, and time. He writes history in advance, because He is king of all, and what He says will come to pass.I also love studying the bible. I believe it is the highest and best use …

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The rapture is an economic juggernaut, fodder for the unsaved in titillating scenarios they will all too soon live out themselves

Mr Jay Parini, a poet and novelist who teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont, just published "Jesus: The Human Face of God," a biography of Jesus. He has some opinions about the doctrine of the Rapture.Even Jesus wouldn't buy 'the rapture'The rapture concept is relatively new. It started with an Anglo-Irish theologian, who in the …

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The thought police are alive and well in San Antonio

Christians who speak of sin and exhort non-believers to repent is called hate speech by the secular world. And it is hate speech. The secular world hates it and wants to stop us from speaking it. Here are two current examples. This first one is from March of 2012 but is representative of how the …

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