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Living in Light of Two Ages

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Monday
May152006

Who Said That?

question mark.jpgCan you guess who uttered these rather embarrassing words?

"From my understanding of biblical prophecies, I'm convinced that the Lord is coming for his Church before the end of 1981.  I could be wrong, but its a deep conviction in my heart and all my plans are predicated on that belief.  In 1986, Halley's Comet is coming again.  Jesus said that prior to His return in glory there'd be signs in the heavens.  Halley's Comet could be one of those signs . . ."

As usual, no cheating--google searches or otherwise!  Answer to follow in a few days.

Thursday
May112006

Could It Be . . .

nero.jpgCould it be Nero?  He put Peter and Paul to death and delighted in the torture of Christians . . .

 

 

 

 

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Could it be Pope Leo X?  He excommunicated Luther . . .

 

 

 

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How about Henry Kissinger?  A Jew and a big supporter of a one-world government . . .

 

 

 

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What about King Juan Carlos of Spain?  He has the royal pedigree to preside over a revived Roman Empire . . .

 

 

 

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And then there's Ronald Wilson Reagan.  His name has the right number of letters . . . Six, six, six . . .

 

 

 

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Could it be Damien?  He's that Satanic little brat . . .

 

 

 

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How about Benedict XVI?  Many Protestants have thought it could be the pope . . .

 

 

 

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How about Nicolae Carpathia?  Not in Tim LaHaye's wildest dreams . . .

 

 

 

 

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George Steinbrenner?  Only if you are a Red Sox Fan . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who could it be?

 

You'll have to buy the book to find out . . .

 

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I just got my copy from Baker.  It should be available soon!

How's that for a bit of shameless self-promotion!

By the way . . .  Its a book about the Antichrist, not an autobiography!

 

Thursday
May112006

Incredibly Tacky Biblical Action Figures

Looking for some distinctly Christian entertainment to keep the kids away from "secular" pursuits?  How about a line of "Christian" action figures to keep the kiddos busy?

You can take your choice between a very white Adam, and a dark-skinned Adam!

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Then you can pick between a black or white Jesus (with a black or white Mary, of course).  Jesus comes complete with action grip hand! 

But my Favorite is Job -- he comes complete with sores!  job.gif

Unfortunately, the sores don't show up as well on the optional black Job.

To see the entire tacky line, Click here: train up a child biblical action figures,Jesus Action Figure, biblical action figures, bible action figures, jesus

(H. T. Rich Gilbert)

Tuesday
May092006

The Romans Revolution Continues

whirushmore-smaller.jpgWhat do Westminster Seminary California students do when they have way too much time on their hands?  They get to work in Photoshop and make pictures like this one!

Actually, this was done by one of the White Horse Inn staff members just to let us know that listening to so many hours of the White Horse Inn has driven him to this.

In all seriousness, we do have a great staff and a number of volunteers who do a great job with both the White Horse Inn (http://whitehorseinn.org) and ModernReformation magazine (http://www.modernreformation.org).  Thanks to all of you! 

I guess if the rock band Deep Purple (Deep Purple "In Rock") could put their faces on Mount Rushmore, so can the White Horse Inn hosts!

Remember, the Romans Revolution continues at the White Horse Inn!

Monday
May012006

Who Said That?

question mark.jpgOK, who said this?  No cheating or google searches!  Answer to follow in a few days . . .

"As we have learned from Almighty God in the words of Holy Scripture, that the end of the present world is already near and that the unending kingdom of the saints is approaching.  As this same end of the world is drawing nigh, many unusual things will happen--climate changes, terrors from heaven, unseasonable tempests, wars, famines, pestilences, earthquakes.  All of these things are not to come in our own days, but they will follow upon our times."

Monday
Apr242006

Watch Out for Those Christian Drivers!

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Do Christian drivers pose a danger to others?  Some think so!  According to a half-hearted challenge issued on Stay Free! Daily . . .

Saved Premillenialist Christians Shouldn't Drive

I'm sure everyone here has been driving and seen the bumper sticker that reads "In case of Rapture, car will be unmanned." While this never fails to inspire some very action-movie style daydreams and exciting video game premises, it also brings up a far more practical issue: should saved Christians be allowed to drive?

One would think that, if we don't grant driver's licences to narcoleptics, epileptics, or other people who may, at random, lose all control of their careening vehicle, we sure as hell won't grant a license to someone who may just up and disappear without warning. But, this never seems to come up.

That fundamentalist, evangelical, end-times-anticipating Christians seek to create or alter legislation to support their beliefs is not exactly news. And, of course, it's well within their rights to petition and badger and seek to achieve their goals of teaching religious pseudoscience in schools, or keeping gay people from marrying, and so on-- but it seems to me that if they are really going to be forthright in their goals of altering the laws of the United States to fit their theology, they can't just pick and choose the laws they want. To really be taken seriously, they need to go all the way, to do the right thing and press for legislation stipulating that anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ into their hearts cannot safely pilot a motorized vehicle or similar heavy machinery.

I'm willing also to consider legislation that would provide for them the right to pilot small, possibly electric city-cars that are speed-limited to 25 MPH, contain adequate warning lights and signage, and, upon detection of loss of driver (via a simple switch in the seat that disengages when the driver is raptured away) sounds a warning klaxon as it slowly comes to a safe, controlled stop under automatic control.

So, saved Premillenialist Christians, here's my challenge to you: go all the way. Fight for what you want in our schools, our hospitals, our public places, but stick to your beliefs on our highways as well. I mean, that's what being a fundamentalist is all about, right?

To read the article, Click here: Stay Free! Daily: Saved Premillenialist Christians Shouldn't Drive

 

Monday
Apr242006

Who Said That?

question mark.jpgWho said this?

Q. What is the direct antidote to . . . the doctrine of heart-holiness?

A.  Calvinism:  All the devices of Satan . . . have done far less toward stopping this work of God, than that single doctrine.  It strikes at the root of salvation from sin, previous to glory (death), putting the matter on quite another issue.

Q.  But wherein lie the charms of this doctrine?  What makes men swallow it so greedily?

A.  (1)  It seems to magnify Christ; although in reality it supposes him to have died in vain.  For the absolutely elect must have been saved without him; and the non-elect cannot be saved by him.

(2)  It is highly pleasing to the flesh and blood, final perseverance in particular.

Can you guess who said this?  No cheating--google searches or otherwise!

 

Thursday
Mar302006

Who Said That?

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Where is this place represented by "outer darkness" in Jesus' parables? To be in outer darkness is to be in the kingdom of God but outside the circle of men and women whose faithfulness on this earth has earned them a special rank or position of authority (italics in original).

The "outer darkness" represents not so much an actual place as it does a sphere of influence and privilege. It is not a geographical area in a kingdom where certain men and women are consigned to stay. It is simply a figure of speech describing their low rank or status in God's kingdom. . . . Now, imagine standing before God and seeing all you have lived for reduced to ashes. How do you think you would feel? How do you think you would respond? Picture yourself watching saint after saint rewarded for faithfulness and service to the King--and all the time knowing that you had just as many opportunities but did nothing about them. . .

We do not know how long this time of rejoicing and sorrow will last. Those whose works are burned will not weep and gnash their teeth for all eternity. At some point, we know God will comfort those who have suffered loss.

As usual, google searches don't count! Answer to follow in a couple of days.

Wednesday
Mar292006

This Is Interesting . . .

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I was reading through the venerable Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology and found this very fascinating section.  Read it carefully!

Moreover, in connection with the subject of "hell" the Bible certainly uses local terms right along.  It calls the place of torment gehenna, a name derived from the Hebrew ge (land or valley) and hinnon or beney hinnom, that is Hinnom or sons of Hinnom.  This name was originally applied to a valley southwest of Jerusalem.  It was the place where wicked idolaters sacrificed their children to Moloch by causing them to pass through the fire.  Hence it was considered impure and was called in later days the valley of tophet (spittle), as an utterly despised region.  Fires were constantly buring there to consume the offal of Jerusalem.  As a result it became a symbol of the place of eternal torment."

Beney Hinnom?  Benny Hinn?  So what's the connection?  Coincidence?  Any thoughts?

   

Monday
Mar272006

More of "You Can't Make This Stuff Up."

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If you can't get enough of lovable ole Joel Osteen from his books or on TV, now there's the "Your Best Life Game."

Click here: Press Releases from Endless Games

The cynic in me wants to ask, "what happens if two players each claim victory and they have equal faith?  Who will win?"

(H. T. J. V. Moore)

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drywall_jesus.gifJesus has appeared again, this time in the drywall of a church in Saraland, Alabama, which had been severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

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"Many have been healed," said Pastor Ella Roberts. "One young man that belonged here was scheduled to go on dialysis. "The next week, he laid his hand there on the wall on the image, went to the doctor and they said they can't see where, why, how."

Church members say miracles occur when you touch the wall. "From touching that, my eyesight began to clear up completely," said Benita Bogan.

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To read the entire account (although I can't imagine why you would want to--if you've seen one Jesus appearance on drywall you've seen them all) click here: 

Any thoughts?