"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,for it is the power of God to salvation
for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek." Romans 1:16

The Antichrist and the Muslim Mahdi (Part 1) | Michael Youssef

Daniel tells us that the Antichrist will speak “boastfully” (Daniel 7:8), yet it is clear that these will not be empty boasts. The Antichrist will appear to possess superhuman brilliance. He’ll be the ultimate smooth talker, the greatest con-man who ever lived, and he’ll unite the nations under his rule. At first, he’ll seem to be a wise and benevolent dictator, bringing peace, prosperity, and hope. But once he is firmly in control of the gears and levers of power, he’ll reveal his true intentions.

The way has been paved for such a leader. Atheists, humanists, New Age mystics, Hindus, Buddhists, and Islamists have little in common with each other—but they all share in the belief that Jesus is not the only way to salvation. There are even many self-styled “Christians” who deny the Lord’s claim to be the only way to God. So it will be easy for the Antichrist to establish himself to many as an acceptable alternative.

In these days of muddled and confused worldviews, it is vitally important to know the truth. After all, Jesus said, “The truth will set you free.” As events unfold, we need to see them not only through the cameraman’s lens, but also through the lens of biblical revelation.

That the Antichrist is coming is known—only the timing is unknown. Although we know not the hour of night that the thief comes, we must be prepared nonetheless.

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Dr. Daniel C Juster – What is the new Anti-Semitism that is on the rise in sectors of Christianity? | Jewish Voice

Come Yeshua, Come! How do I Celebrate Rosh Hashanah? | Ron Cantor

from Messiahs Mandate:

Last night began Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is a joyous time where we here in Israel greet each other with Shana Tova and Ketiva VaChatima Tova—Happy New Year and May you be inscribed for a good year. Here is the problem. According to the Bible, Rosh Hashanah comes on the first day of the seventh month!

The Lord said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. Do no regular work, but present a food offering to the Lord.’” (Lev. 23:23-25).

The first day of the seventh month is actually as far as you can be from a New Year. Furthermore, there isn’t even a hint in the passage that it is a New Year. The words Rosh Hashanah are nowhere to be found. It is hard to imagine that God expected us to celebrate a New Year that doesn’t exist. In truth the name of the holiday that is to be celebrated on the first day of the seventh month is Yom Teruah or, the Day of Blasting Shofars, Feast of Trumpets!

– See more at: http://messiahsmandate.org/come-yeshua-come-how-to-celebrate-rosh-hashanah/#sthash.rRRwG562.dpuf

Are You a Cultural Christian or a Biblical Christian?

youth-bible-study(My note: I have used the term “CHINO” to describe so-called cultural Christians. CHINO standing for “CHristian in Name Only.)

from Charisma News

Christianity is flourishing. There are more Christians today in America than ever before, both as a percentage and in total numbers. Roughly one in three Americans indicate they have asked Jesus to forgive their sins and grant them the gift of eternal life.

Here’s the question: If religion is such a big part of our lives, why isn’t it making more of an impact on our society? The sad reality is that claims of religious commitment run high, but impact is at an all-time low.

Here’s the problem: Although Christianity is flourishing, many of us who are Christians have gotten caught up in this increasingly bankrupt culture. We have adopted many of the values of the world around us. Maybe it’s the new sexual ethics of cohabitation or pornography, rampant greed and materialism, or winking at the needs of the poor. Gal. 5:9 explains why adopting these values is a problem: “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.”

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L’shanah tovah | “for a good year”

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Franklin Graham | ‘Can’t Help But Wonder’ If End Times Are Near

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“The killing of Christians by Muslims from Indonesia to Bangladesh to Pakistan. China tearing down church buildings,” wrote Graham.

“Christians tortured, beheaded, and crucified in Iraq, with villages burned and churches destroyed, and much the same in Syria.”

Graham went on to speak of “signs of the end of the age” documented by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 24, including “wars and rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, and pestilence.”

“As I read the news, I can’t help but wonder if we are in the last hours before our Lord Jesus Christ returns to rescue His church and God pours out His wrath on the world for the rejection of His Son,” wrote Graham.

“I don’t know if we have hours, days, months, or years — but as Christians, God calls us to take the truth of the Gospel to the ends of the earth.”

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Brief Sermon For Busy People-”Escape From Eames” | Pat Loftin

Adoniram Judson is a familiar name among Baptists but the name Jacob Eames might not be! Judson was a great missionary and Eames was an agnostic. They met in college and Judson was influenced by Eames to turn away from the Christian faith he had been taught as a youngster. Later in life the two went their separate ways! On a later occasion Judson sought lodging in an inn and was placed in a room next to a man who was very ill. During the night he heard screams, cursing, blasphemies, and cries of pain from the man. The next morning he learned the man had died—the man’s name, Jacob Eames. That terrifying experience caused Judson to rethink his belief about God and he returned back to the Christ of his youth!


How many start out in life with a love for Jesus and then they encounter an atheist professor or an agnostic friend in college or the work place or in social relationships only to be influenced in the wrong direction. Without being morbid or gloomy could one just pose the question, “Will the philosophy or belief that you and I presently possess be adequate in the day of death?” May we all be able to say with Paul, “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” (II Timothy 1:12)

Pat Loftin has served as a Baptist minister for some 62 years and resides in Epps, LA where he has been the husband of Kathy for 59 years, the father of 3, grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 3 more. His hobbies include fishing but his passion is for preaching, teaching and writing. To contact Bro. Pat Loftin, you may email him through our contact page here