Sunday, May 22, 2011

Is The Rapture Still Imminent?

First of all, allow me to provide some synonyms from the thesaurus for “imminent:” about to happen, looming, coming up, forthcoming, pending, impending, in the offing, on the cards, on the agenda, on the horizon, just round the corner, in the stars, in the pipeline, and at hand. The one antonym is; distant.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


One of the most beautiful and comforting verses in the Word of God is found in Ezekiel 16:60. It says, “Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fear Not

I just read that sales for doomsday bunkers have increase 1,000% since the Japan quake. A 137,000 square foot bunker is being built in Nebraska and is designed to house 950 people for a year. The cost is $25,000 to secure a place, including a $5,000

Laodicea USA

When examining the church of Laodicea, it is like looking in a mirror and seeing ourselves. The Laodicean church, in Revelation 3:14-22, strongly typifies the modern day churches of this country. Let’s take a brief look at this great city first.

Hat's Off

I know that I am hard on pastors, probably because I have seen and heard so much from them that is Biblically shallow. For example, one stated just recently in the local newspaper, “Constant change within the world’s culture, technology and fashion

Teach Your Children

Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you  walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 11:18-19)

Two Masters

For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:” (Exodus 34:14)

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or” (Matthew 6:24)

If Christians Would Unite

Some people believe that the world will get better and better, and then the Lord will return to reward us all for such a fine job. I don't know what these people are sniffing, but they obviously are not the sharpest knives in the drawer.

How Good Is Your Word?

Liar, liar, pants on fire! Doesn't that take you back to the school yard? Even children know what a liar is, and they should, since they have been practicing it since the crib. Baby cries. You run to check on it. You pick it up, and rock it back to sleep. You place

Herd Bound Or Maverick?

The modern male is being emasculated, and the family is being ripped to shreds because of it.

When our original parents, Adam and Eve, sinned against God by listening to that ole

Honey, Where Are My Pants?

The modern male is being emasculated, and the family is being ripped to shreds because of it.

When our original parents, Adam and Eve, sinned against God by listening to that ole

Multitudes Missing

Multitudes of people have vanished. The President has probably announced that UFOs have been spotted, and aliens have removed certain people from the earth. He may say something like “those removed were right-wing hate mongers, who had no love nor

Secure In The Arms Of God

I do not understand for the life of me why some Christians get so upset when another Christian says they believe in the eternal security of their soul; i.e. once saved, always saved. The only explanation that comes to mind, is the innate desire of mankind to take

Monkey On My Back

Every Christian has had at one time or another a sin in their life that keeps tripping them up in their walk for Jesus. Many, perhaps most, or even all, are still hampered by one thing in their lives that keeps getting in the way. Hebrews 12:1 puts it this way,

Fear God

In the last chapter of Ecclesiastes, the wisest mortal man who ever lived, Solomon, concludes his examination of the reason for living by saying, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

A Peculiar People

In Deuteronomy 14:2; Titus 2:14; and 1 Peter 2:9 God identifies His own people as a “peculiar people”, but what does this mean? In both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible they mean, “that which is one’s own, belonging to one’s possessions; a

Come Out From Among Them

Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, who is on the LORD’S side? Let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.” (Exodus 32:26)

Does God Answer Prayer?

Why is it that God seems to answer some people’s prayers, but not others? A close cousin to this question is another which asks, “why me?” These two questions are closely related, but yet require two different comments. Therefore, I will address one at

Itching Ears

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)

The Rapture

I have believed in the rapture of the Church since I was just a child, and still do. I realize that some Christians do not believe that this is an actual event, and that is okay. We are still brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas

Notice that I did not say happy holidays. My wife and I do not buy Christmas cards that say, “Happy Holidays”, and if we receive any that state such, they are immediately discarded in the proper receptacle … the trash can. Christmas is supposed to be a

Lighten Up

I like to watch people. It can be a very interesting sideline. I'm sure that I too am included in others people-watching ventures, and they probably get a few chuckles from me also.

The ME Generation

Jesus says in Matthew 22:39, “…Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” My understanding of the Greek word used for “neighbor” means anyone you come near to or in contact with. To the Jews of that day, the meaning of your “neighbor” was

The Bible

I will confine my comments within the boundaries of the continental United States. In this country, there is no excuse for anyone to not own a Bible. Many do. Even though the courts have tried to extinguish it, especially via the school system, it flourishes. This

What Is Going On?

God told Daniel in chapter 12, verse four “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel responded in verse eight, “And I heard, but I understood

What Is A True Christian?

Perhaps the most misunderstood word in existence is “Christian”. Its origination is found in Acts 11:26, “…And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” We see in the previous verses to verse 26 that the disciples were preaching the Lord Jesus,

Could God Really Love Me?

Are you convinced that a Holy God could never love you? Many are.

To the contrary, some people ride high on the waves of egotism, either believing there is no God or they do not need God in their lives. These unfortunate souls seem to think

What Has Happened To The Church?

I noticed this morning in one of the local papers the following activities scheduled this week-end for some of the local churches:

One local church is offering an Internet safety program presentation. The Internet can

Understanding The Bible

It seems that those who do not spend much time in the Bible want those who do to provide a specific verse that answers their question(s) in black and white and sometimes full color. Often this can be done, but there are other times when it cannot be done. For

Study The Bible

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)

Is it really necessary to study the Bible? After reading the above Scripture, God seems


All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” John 10:27