• The End of All Flesh: The Rise of the New Age

    The End of All Flesh: The Rise of the New Age

    The Bible describes the timing of this event as being the beginning of a period of seven years of Tribulation. Daniel chapter 11, and 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, indicate that a new world ruler will appear on the scene that will bring peace and calm to a world shattered by news of the disappearance of so many.

    According to New Age philosophy, this world leader will also appear on the earth during the last days. He is referred to as the “Maitreya”, who will announce himself as the “Christ”.

    The Bible describes this coming leader who is hailed as the “savior”, as being a “false Christ”, or “antichrist”.

    During the last seven years of the current age, the Bible describes this false Christ as drawing most of the world into the worship of him as their God.

    According to the authors of New Age doctrine, those who have disappeared during the Rapture, will be those who would have rebelled against this new Christ. New Age leader Ruth Montgomery, describes their New Age belief that the Messiah cannot appear on the earth until these troublesome ones have been removed, so that the earth is prepared for his coming. Those who are removed will be sent to another planet where they will be reprogrammed in their thinking. apparently this answer will satisfy most of the world population and they will hail this new leaders as the answer to all of man’s problems.

    It will be the rise and pinnacle of the New Age movement that will eventually lead to the removal of the true church and the beginning of the seven year tribulation. The world view of New Age philosophy is that the planet is being prepared for a coming Christ and the uniting of the whole world under one government, one financial system, and one religious system, headed by one man.

  • Salvation Made Simple

    Salvation Made Simple

    If a person takes the time to investigate the difference between Christianity and all of the other religions of the world, they will notice a profound difference.

    In all the religions of the world, each share a common bond: The requirement of that religion for the participant to perform in such a way, in order to be found acceptable.

    Only Christianity declares that there is nothing you can do to earn your salvation, except believe the good news. Jesus Christ bore the sins of all people in his own body while on the cross. He performed all the work, paid the full price, and enables anyone who will believe it, the opportunity to have salvation and eternal life.

    This free gift of eternal life is not true in all other religions of the world:

  • The Last Days: Where Is The World Headed?

    The Last Days: Where Is The World Headed?

    For many people the 9.0 earthquake in Japan, the ensuing Tsunami, Nuclear Meltdown and spread of radioactive debris across the atmosphere, teamed with the Arab uprising in several countries, has caused a great pause in our questions for tomorrow.

    What is coming next? Where is all this leading? What does the Bible have to say about these events and are they an indication that we are living in the Last Days?

    In the last part of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus began to explain what the conditions of the world would be like in the final days.

    Matthew 24:3-8 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

    The disciples wanted to know when the last days would arrive and what would be the signs of Jesus’ return.

    Jesus said:

    The last days would be characterized by a great time of Deception.
    Many will come and claim to be the Christ.
    There will be many wars and rumors of wars.
    There will be Famines, Pestilences, and Earthquakes in various places.

  • Atheists, Breaking News, Increasing Sin, Religious Cults, Signs on the Earth, Terrorism

    Posted on January 13th, 2011

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    Tucson Shooter Jared Lee Loughner Heavily Into Occult

    Tucson Shooter Jared Lee Loughner Heavily Into Occult

    By now you have heard of 22 year old Jared Lee Loughner who killed six and critically injured U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. He is in police custody in Tucson Arizona where the shooting occurred.

    What is only now coming into clear view is the deeply troubled life of this young man.

    Long before the January morning when Loughner decided to take the lives of as many people as possible at Gabrielle Giffords Ralley, his soul had been tormented and afflicted by an even greater enemy than himself.

    An atheist and serious student of the occult, Loughner had a secret shrine to satan with the remains of his offerings to the devil, including a human skull and candles hidden in a secret place of his back yard.

    Heavily into mind altering drugs and binges with alcohol to the point of near death, left him with an obsession with the paranormal and insatiable desire to fight against anything of God.

    Found mentally unstable and a danger, Loughner was removed from Pima Community College and told not to return until he had a mental health clearance from a mental health professional that his presence at the college does not present a danger to himself or others.”

  • Is Jesus God, or Just a Great Teacher?

    Is Jesus God, or Just a Great Teacher?

    It is surprising how many times people make the statement that “Jesus never claimed to be God.’

    Many of the religions of the world such as Islam, The Jehovah’s Witnesses, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and others, state that Jesus Christ is not God. Even some of the mainline denominations of these last days have begun to state that the Bible nowhere claims that Jesus is God.

    Anyone who makes such a remark has not read the Bible for themselves. Even upon a very simple study of the four Gospels it is clear that one of the major reasons that the Jews wanted so voraciously to kill Jesus, was that He had claimed that He was God.

    In this short post I will bring out just a few of the many places in the Bible where Jesus Himself made statements confirming the fact that He believed Himself to be God.

    Jesus claimed that He was equal with the Father:

    John 10:30-33 “I and My Father are one.” Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

    “I and My Father are one.” In the original Greek Language it is clear that in Jesus statement that He intended the hearer understand that He and God are one and the same. The Greek word used here for “one” is “Hen”, which is “one in nature and essence”. Literally in today’s modern English Jesus would have said, “Even as the Father is God, so also am I God, we are one and the same.”

  • How Do You Know You Are Saved?

    How Do You Know You Are Saved?

    If you ask most people who go to church, how it is that they know they are saved, they would have a variety of different answers. They might say that they believe they are going to heaven because they go to church regularly. Perhaps they might say that it is because they pray and read their Bible.

    Many people misapply what a Christian does for what a Christian is. Praying, reading the Bible, attending church and giving of your tithe are all things that a Christian should do, but they are not what makes someone a Christian.

    According to the Bible, a person is saved and going to heaven when they have received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. What makes someone a Christian is Jesus. It is not what a person does, but what they believe that causes them to be acceptable to God.

    How do you know you are save: The short answer is: Because Jesus Christ was crucified and rose from the dead.

    Everyone loves to hear that “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.” People love to hear how much God loves them, but not many enjoy hearing at what price they were saved.

    The doctrine that is missing in the church today is the total depravity of man. The fact that every person is a lost sinner with no hope of eternal life apart from the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

    The church of the last days is afraid of offending those who attend their services by telling them that they are sinners in need of a Savior.

  • Spontaneous Commentary: Galatians 1:6-10

    Spontaneous Commentary: Galatians 1:6-10

    Paul was concerned that some of the visiting teachers who came into the Galatian church had already caused the believers there to turn away from the simplicity of Jesus Christ. to follow the complexities of men.

    One of the problems in the church today is that man is always seeking to complicate the simple message of God’s offer to forgive all sin and grant eternal life, by simply by coming to Jesus Christ in repentance. Most of the mainline denominational churches have “traditions” and teachings within the church that cannot be found in the Bible and are unsound in their precepts.

    Jesus scolded the Pharisee for upholding their traditions above the simplicity of the Word of God:

    Mark 7:7-8 “…And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men…”

    One of the largest churches in the world today that claims to be a “Christian” church, but does not believe in the Jesus Christ of the Bible. The subtleties of their doctrines use the name of “Jesus” and speak of “His Blood as purifying them from their sin”, yet the president of their organization has publicly stated that “We do not believe in the historical Jesus of the Bible.”

    Instead, their church doctrine teaches that Jesus is a created being, the brother of Lucifer. Jesus was a sinful man himself who was in need of redemption, and that he found his redemption and was elevated to the possition of “A God” through his obedience to the church and it’s doctrinal teaching.

  • Jesus v. Religion, Religious Cults, Signs on the Earth

    Posted on October 5th, 2010

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    Pagan Religion Endorsed By British Government

    Pagan Religion Endorsed By British Government

    Druids may have been around since before the dawn of history, but their modern heirs have only now managed to achieve the status of a state-recognized religion. London’s Telegraph reports that it took a group known as The Druid Network four years to win recognition from the Charity Commission for England and Wales. The group now has charity status and a separate listing in official surveys of religious believers.

    “It was a long and at times frustrating process, exacerbated by the fact that the Charity Commissioners had no understanding of our beliefs and practices, and examined us on every aspect of them. Their final decision document runs to 21 pages, showing the extent to which we were questioned in order to finally get the recognition we have long argued for,” Phil Ryder, Chair of Trustees for The Druid Network, told the Telegraph. In its detailed report, the Charity Commission even addressed ancient Roman claims that Druids committed human sacrifices, but decided that there is “no evidence of any significant detriment or harm” arising from its modern incarnation.

  • Controversial Subjects, Different Jesus, Religious Cults

    Posted on August 24th, 2010

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    Whatever Happened to the New Age Movement? Part 2

    Whatever Happened to the New Age Movement? Part 2

    As discussed in Part 1 of this series, the New (Age) Spirituality which is “paganism (the occult) in modern dress” continued to grow through the 1990s and has become even more prominent during the first decade of the 21st century. It currently can be found in the work place, hospitals, public schools, prisons, on television, in bookstores, and as we will be discussing, it has been welcomed by the Church with open arms! In 2 Corinthians 2:11, Paul took it for granted that the people of Corinth were not ignorant of Satan’s devices. Sadly, that can’t be said of many believers today. The discernment skills of many believers are either very weak or nonexistent. The combination of a profound Biblical illiteracy and lack of a literal hermeneutic; i.e., “God says what He means and means what He says,” has left the church wide open for New (Age) Spirituality deception.
    Spiritual Discernment and the Mature Believer
    Both Hebrews 5:14 and Ephesians 4:14 describe the discernment skills characteristic of a mature believer. Specifically, Hebrews 5:14 describes a mature believer as one who through practice has exercised vigorously their faculty of the mind for perceiving, understanding, and judging to discern both good and evil—truth and lie.Although there is a specific gift of the Spirit given to some, called “discerning of spirits,” as spoken of in 1 Corinthians 12:10, the discernment skills referenced by both Hebrews 5:14 and Ephesians 4:13, 14, are characteristic of ALL mature believers.

  • Controversial Subjects, Different Jesus, Religious Cults

    Posted on August 24th, 2010

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    Whatever Happened to the New Age Movement? Part 1

    Whatever Happened to the New Age Movement? Part 1

    During the 1980s, Bible-believing pastors, teachers, and watchmen for “The Faith” stood up and began to prevail against the New Age Movement. By the mid 1990s, it appeared as if the church assumed the threat had passed. It was as if a veil of deception enveloped the church to hide the truth—not only had the New Age Movement not faded away, it was spreading exponentially into the very fabric of society. Ray Yungen, author of A Time of Departing, describes this cleverly renamed New (Age) Spirituality as “The Invisible De-nomination.”1 It has been hiding in plain sight for two decades. It is time for the church to remove the veil of deception and see this New (Age) Spirituality, which has permeated evangelical denominations, Bible schools, seminaries, Christian publishers and also the teachings of respected Bible teachers.
    Paganism in Modern Dress
    Walter Martin evaluated these practices in his 1989 book, The New Age Cult, in which he states, “The New Age Cult is a revival of this ancient occultism. It holds historical ties to Sumerian, Indian, Egyptian, Chaldean, Babylonian, and Persian religious practices.” 2 The following occult practices (among others) are described in Deuteronomy 18:10-11:

  • Bible Studies, Is Jesus God?, Jehovah's Witness

    Posted on May 31st, 2010

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    What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?

    What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?

    According to Jehovah’s Witness’ theology, God is a single person, not aTrinity, who does not know all things and is not everywhere. He first created Michael the Archangel through whom He created all “other things,” including the universe, the earth, Adam and Eve, etc. This creative work took God 42,000 years. At one point, The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society taught that God ruled the universe from somewhere in the Pleiades star system. They have since modified this to say that the “Pleiades can no longer be considered the center of the universe and it would be unwise for us to try to fix God’s throne as being at a particular spot in the universe.”1 Such changes and evencontradictions in teaching are frequent in the Watchtower organization and when a doctrine changes, they tell their followers that the light of truth is getting brighter

  • Mormonism/LDS, Signs on the Earth

    Posted on May 31st, 2010

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    Do Mormons Believe in a Different Jesus?

    Do Mormons Believe in a Different Jesus?

    “In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ.’ ‘No, I don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. He together with His Father, appeared to the boy Joseph Smith in the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove that day, he knew more of the nature of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages.’” (LDS Church News Week ending June 20, 1998, p. 7).
    Christians have long maintained that Mormonism teaches a Jesus that is different from what the Bible reveals. Of course, the Mormons say that they believe in the same Jesus that originally walked on the earth and is revealed in the Bible. Though they may make this claim, it is up to them to prove it. Especially in light of what Mormonism says about God and Jesus.

  • Jehovah's Witness

    Posted on March 19th, 2010

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    Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christians?

    Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christians?

    The answer to the question is, “No. It is not Christian.” Like all non-Christian cults, the Jehovah’s Witness organization distorts the essential doctrines of Christianity. It denies the deity of Christ, His physical resurrection, and salvation by grace. This alone makes it non-Christian. To support its erring doctrines, the Watchtower organization (which is the author and teacher of all official Jehovah’s Witness theology), has even altered the Bible to make it agree with its changing and non-Christian teachings.

  • Controversial Subjects, Mormonism/LDS

    Posted on March 12th, 2010

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    Is Mormonism Christian?

    Is Mormonism Christian?

    Is Mormonism Christian?” is a very important question. The answer is equally important and simple. No. Mormonism is not Christian.
    If you are a Mormon, please realize that CARM is not trying to attack you, your character, or the sincerity of your belief. If you are a non-Mormon looking into Mormonism, or if you are a Christian who is simply researching Mormonism, then this paper should be of help to you.
    The reason Mormonism is not Christian is because it denies one or more of the essential doctrines of Christianity. Of the essential doctrines (that there is only one God, Jesus is God in flesh, forgiveness of sins is by grace alone, and Jesus rose from the dead physically, the gospel being the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus), Mormonism denies three of them: how many gods there are, the person of Jesus, and His work of salvation.