God says, “Come Out of Her, My People!!!”

God Says, “Come Out of Her, My People!!!” by Ken Browder It isn’t very long before Americans will be going to the polls to select another man (or woman!) to be President of the United States! Election rhetoric is being thrown about with reckless abandon! Some in each party seem to be filled with hate toward those of the other party! America IS divided about who should be leading the country and what they should be doing about all the problems America faces today. What should be the attitude and approach of TRUE Christians? Today I would like  to approach that subject because I fear it has confused many in God’s Church and I think many are being deceived by Satan into believing things that just aren’t true, and I would ask you to prayerfully consider what I have written. I will be using some typology in this study and […]

The 24 Elders?

Who are the “24 elders”? by John Accomando The 24 elders cannot be the church. Please allow me to explain why: Many popular writers teach that the 24 elders are “representative of the church”, and base it largely on the KJV rendering. The KJV is derived primarily from the Textus Receptus (TR). However, what most don’t realize is that there are actually three renderings of Revelation 5:9,10 based on three different Greek manuscripts: The TR, the Byzantine Majority, and the Alexandrian manuscripts. Close examination of the manuscripts reveals that the Alexandrian manuscripts have the elders and beasts singing about the redeemed in 3rd person plural (“them”; “they shall reign”) in both Revelation 5:9 and 10. The Byzantine majority has the elders singing about the redeemed in 1st person plural (“us”) in verse 9, but 3rd person plural (“βασιλευσουσιν”–> “they shall reign”) in verse 10. Here is the NIV/NAS rendering: So […]

Killing

Exodus 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill.” Most will generally agree that killing is wrong. However, these same ones will also look for loop holes such as “self” defense or killing associated with war. Jesus would later come and condemn all forms of killing by combining this commandment into the two great commandments (canon of love, 1 Jn 3:23-24, 1 Jn 4:9-11, 21): Matthew 22:39, “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” One man asked Jesus who his neighbor was, and Christ answered with the story of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:29-37). The Jews hated and despised Samaritans and it turns out that they represented the neighbors (fellow man) that this man should love. Now mankind will always justify hatred for their enemies (Lk 6:35). Christ elaborated on the intent of the second commandment: Matthew 5:43-45, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, […]

When to Hang Out with Sinners

“When to Hang out with Sinners” Robert M. Thompson, Pastor February 2, 2014 Jesus parties with tears in his heart so he can show sinners God’s mercy. Matthew 9:9-13 9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” An invitation from sinners This passage about Jesus eating dinner with […]

Enoch and Elijah

by Kenneth M. Hoeck Enoch and Elijah Did they enter into Heaven? There are many people, even some Theologians, who believe emphatically that Elijah was taken to God’s throne in Heaven.  It is believed that the biblical examples of Enoch and Elijah show that we will also be in Heaven with God after we die.  Well, What about Elijah?  Or Enoch? Weren’t they taken to heaven?  Well, let us find out about these two men of God and of their “translation”.  Let us begin with Elijah and also let us rely on the scriptures to give us the “big picture” of what really happened with him.  We need to gather a little information before we go to II Kings to “witness” the “translation” of this servant of God. (Read Carefully) 1Kings18:7 And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his […]

Anderson movie

by John Accomando Feb 23, 2013 Is Steven Anderson’s movie entirely correct? I PMd this to a brother last evening who knows Anderson well, so I might as well post it here, as I put a great deal of time into it. I don’t see it as being a big deal, except when pressed by those who might argue that prewrath has no flaws. I see the rapture as as post-trib for a number of reasons. Prewrath and posttrib both agree that the Day of the Lord (DOTL) is the “wrath” which we’re “not appointed to”. One of the main differences is regarding the chronology of the judgments. Prewrath generally says that they’re chronological. Anderson, however, sees the trumpets and vials unfolding in lockstep with each other after the seals, so he throws in a little twist. Posttrib (for the most part), on the other hand, doesn’t see the judgments […]

The Day of the Lord

NEW AND IMPROVED! MORE POPULAR QUOTES! The “Day of the Lord” by John Accomando Many modern, popular, eschatology teachers assert that the “day of the Lord” (DoTL) includes the 70th “week” of Daniel 9:27, and that we are therefore raptured prior to the start of that same span of time, which is widely referred to as “the tribulation”, in futurist vernacular. Most of these same teachers would acknowledge that “The Great Tribulation” only encompasses the 42 months which follow the mid-week “abomination of desolation” (Matthew 24:15). Here are some excerpts from their writings on the topic: Dwight Pentecost (“Things to Come- A Study in Biblical Eschatology”)- “The term the Day of the Lord, or that day, is not a term which applies to a twenty-four hour period, but rather the whole program of events, including the tribulation period…” John Walvoord (“The Rapture Question”)- “The Day of the Lord as presented […]

Is it Right to Judge?

IS IT RIGHT: To Judge, To Expose Error, & To Call Names? by E.L. Bynum Many today believe that it is wrong to expose error and to name names. Liberals have always seemed to believe this, but in recent times it has been widely espoused by evangelicals and charismatics. Now we are seeing the same fatal error being declared by those who profess to be Bible believing fundamentalists. Those who are faithful in exposing error according to the Bible are now being widely denounced, and are accused of being unloving and unkind. In this tract we intend to present the teaching of the Bible on this vital subject. I. It Is Right To Practice Biblical JudgmentOne of the most misused verses in the Bible is, “Judge not, that ye be not judged”(Matt. 7: 1). Every Scripture verse should be read in its context, if we are to properly understand the […]

Family Devotions

IDEAS FOR FAMILY DEVOTIONS I want to have Family Devotions with my family, but what do I read to them? Where do I start?” I would suggest that you have a daily reading, but once a week do something different or special. Don’t get in a rut. Never let Family Devotions become boring. Always read the Word of God with faith and expectancy. Believe God is going to speak to you. Here are a few ideas to get you started. You will think of many more. READ THROUGH A BOOK OF THE BIBLE You can start at the beginning of a book in the New Testament and read until you get to the end of the book. If you have little children, only read two or three scriptures each night, and leave out the passages that may be difficult for them to understand. Read from a modern version of the […]

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