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BABYLON THE GREAT
"Thou shalt call his name for he shall save his people from their sins."
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you
richly in all wisdom; teaching and
admonishing one another in psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs, singing with
grace in your hearts to the Lord"
"The Lord was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord"
This month's favorite:
Only One Life
"What manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness"
(2 Peter 3:11)?
ONLY ONE LIFE
In the early public schools, the BIBLE was one of the main textbooks. But on
June 17, 1963 in Abington Vs. Schempp the Supreme Court removed BIBLE readings
from public education.
LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THAT RULING . . . |
Click here to learn more.
|"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel... By which also ye are saved... unless ye have believed in vain.
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)|
THE GRACE OF QUIETNESS - By Henry Morris -
"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment"
"Let your speech be alway with grace," the Scripture says (Colossians 4:6), "seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man," and "study to be quiet, and to do your own business" (I Thessalonians 4:11).
There is such a thing as the sin of talkativeness, and many Christians are beset by it. Note some of the pertinent Scriptures: "He that hath knowledge spareth his words. . . . Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding" (Proverbs 17:27-28). "Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few" (Ecclesiastes 5:2).
COVETOUSNESS IN THE LATTER DAYS - By Henry Morris -
"And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth" (Luke 12:15).
The sin of covetousness perhaps has been the most besetting sin of the human race since Eve, and God finally wrote it into the Decalog itself: "Thou shalt not covet" (Exodus 20:17). The apostle Paul even made the sweeping statement: "The love of money is the root of all evil" (I Timothy 6:10). "For . . . no . . . covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God" (Ephesians 5:5).
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - By Dwight Lyman Moody -
Are you keeping the Law? There is coming a day when every man shall be put in the scales of God's justice and weighed. Consider King Belshazzar. His day of judgment had come when he least expected it, when he was holding a royal feast, and in the midst of it a hand appeared and began to write on the wall. The short interpretation of the writing is that he had been weighed in the balances and found wanting. "In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. And Darius the Median took the kingdom" (Daniel 5:30-31).
Perhaps some of the readers will think, you cannot compare me to that heathen king. I tell you that a man who does evil in these gospel days is far worse than that king. We live in a land of Bibles. You can get the New Testament for a nickel, and if you haven't got a nickel, you can get it for nothing. Many societies will be glad to give it to you free. We live in the full blaze of Calvary. We live on this side of the cross, but Belshazzar lived more than five hundred years on the other side. He never heard of Jesus Christ. He never heard about the Son of God. He never heard about God except, perhaps, in connection with his father's remarkable vision. He probably had no portion of the Bible, and if he had, probably he didn't believe it. He had no godly minister to point Him to the Lamb of God.
Many years before Belshazzar was judged, God had written with His own finger, on tablets of stone, the Ten Commandments, God's Holy Law. It was given to stop every mouth and declare all the world guilty before God. What will you do to escape?
SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN - By Henry Morris -
"But Jesus called them unto Him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God"
A widely read book several decades ago, based its title, Suffer Little Children, on this plea of Christ, but used the words instead to refer to the terrible harm being suffered by America's little children in its public schools and humanistic social institutions. Not only were they being indoctrinated with evolutionary just-so-stories, but also with socialistic understanding of the world and its nations and people.
And if things were bad thirty and forty years ago, they are much worse today with the modern promotion of deviant lifestyles and wide use of behavior-modifying "medicines" to control behavior. There are certainly many good Christian teachers and schools, but the over-all trend is so bad that many Bible-believing churches and organizations are diligently promoting Christian schools and home schools as a needed means of escape from the deadly influence of public schools on the children.
Flood Stories from Around the World - By Mark Isaak -
Worldwide, anthropologists have recorded many flood stories in many
cultures. Each of the stories contain amazing similarities.
1. Humanity has corrupted itself through sin.
2. The supreme deity decides to send a great flood to destroy humanity.
3. An individual is chosen to build a craft for the preservation of
4. Representatives of all species are to be placed in the craft.
5. The flood destroys all those outside the craft.
6. Following the flood, the survivors emerge to repopulate the earth.
This is exactly what we would expect to see if the Biblical account of the flood were true. Shortly after the flood there was a rebellion instigated by Nimrod and all the descendants of Noah followed suit. God judged them by confusing their language and then scattered them throughout the whole earth. From thence they would have brought with them in their new language the account of the worldwide catastrophic flood. Here is a sampling of some of these flood stories from the nations around the world.
Those Thees and Thous - By Henry Morris -
"And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do" (Exodus 4:15).
These words of God, spoken to Moses concerning the mission he and his brother Aaron were to undertake at Pharaoh's palace, are one of numerous examples in Scripture where the King James translation uses several different forms of the second-person pronoun. In this one verse, we see the words "thou," "thy," "you," and "ye," all fulfilling this function. Most modern translations would translate this sentence: "You shall speak to him . . . and I will be with your mouth . . . and will teach you what you shall do." Why would the King James translators use four different forms of the pronoun when only "you" and "your" are used in modern versions?
Hellfire and Brimstone: Illusion or Fact? - By Noel Chartier -
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, also known as Jehovah Witnesses, have maintained in their official teachings that hell is the grave, and when man dies, whether he be saved or lost, his soul sleeps in an unconscious, non-existent state awaiting the resurrection. These are kept in the mind of Jehovah until resurrection day, when the good are raised alive to enter the kingdom of Jehovah on earth, and the wicked are raised to be condemned, then finally annihilated forever. The notion of a fiery place of eternal torment for those who persist in wickedness and reject the sacrifice of God's Son they believe is repugnant and contrary to the nature of a God who is Love.
It is one thing to believe this because it is the official teaching of the Watchtower organization, but do the Scriptures back up these teachings from where they claim their teaching originates? A careful study of the Scriptures is necessary to answer such questions as:
*What happens at death?
*What is death?
*Is the soul immortal?
*Is there such a thing as soul sleep?
*Can we find the teaching of annihilation in the Bible?
*What is hell?
*Is Hell Hot?
*Is anybody now in hell?
*What is Hades or Sheol?
*Does the Bible teach eternal punishment for the wicked?
Lords Over God's Heritage - By Noel Chartier -
"Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock" (1Peter 5:2-3).
It is sad today that there is a lack of true shepherds among God's people who are willing to feed the church with the whole council of God. Paul warned about these knowing that they would "enter in" from without, and "arise" from within, "speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them" (Acts 20:30).
To make their disciples, the teaching tactics they use is not so much by what they preach, but what they will not preach, so as not to offend the itching ears of their followers. Repentance is almost a forgotten doctrine. Warnings of sin, and hell, false teachers and deceivers are viewed as negative. Their mantra is "judge not lest you be judged", even though Jesus (John 7:24) and His disciples (1Corinthians 2:15, 5:11-13, 6:1-6, 10:15, Philippians 1:9-10) commanded us to do so, and to do it without hypocrisy (Matthew 7:1-5).
SCRIPTURE AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE - By Henry Morris -
"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether" (Psalm 19:7-9).
Most Christians spend little time in the Word of the Lord, and this is a great tragedy. It is the necessary food for health and joy in our spiritual lives. "The sincere milk of the word" (I Peter 2:2) is for "newborn babes" and the "strong meat" is for those who are not "unskillful in the word of righteousness" (Hebrews 5:12-13). "Thy words" are also "honey to my mouth" (Psalm 119:103), and "every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord" is the very bread by which "doth man live" (Deuteronomy 8:3).
WHAT SHOULD I TEACH MY CHILDREN ABOUT MOVIES? - By David Cloud -
"I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me" (Psalm 101:3).
This verse single-handedly forbids the child of God to watch the vast majority of the movies and television programs that are made today. Consider just a few of the wicked things that you or your children will see:
* The breaking of all of God's commandments
* Open and flaunted immorality
* Casual drinking and drug usage
* Drunkenness portrayed as something funny and innocent
* Immodest and sexually alluring dress
* Sexually enticing dancing
* Violence and mayhem
* Casual dating (Parents, do you want your children to date after the fashion portrayed in most movies and television programs?)
* Mockery of the things of God
* Pagan religions depicted as truth
* Occultism, paganism, and New Age error (even in cartoons and in a large number of Disney movies)
NON-CHRISTIANS AND CHRISTIAN WORK - By Henry Morris - 1/19/2004
"But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us" (Ezra 4:3). The principle involved in this record is timeless. More...
You can go to Hell! - By Anthony Bergen - 12/16/2003
There are literally thousands of Bible Tracts whose main theme is "How to get to Heaven". Here is a unique tract that looks at salvation from a different perspective entitled "You can go to Hell!" The point being is that God is not willing that any perish but that all come to repentance. He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. He loves you and has done everything possible to stop you from going to Hell, short of taking away your free will. But sad as it may seem, as the author of this tract has pointed out "Billions of men and women just like you and me have made the decision to go to Hell!" You can go to Hell! But Christ died for our sins and rose again from the dead paying the price for sin in our place. You can call upon the name of the Lord, believing His death was the all-sufficient sacrifice to redeem you from your sin, and receive Him as your Savior. God cannot lie! He says to receive Christ by faith is to receive eternal life and the forgiveness of sins through the blood of His cross. Or you can choose to go to go your own way. "How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?" (Hebrews 2:3) This tract is in pdf format (Acrobat Reader Required) and is 528KB so may take a few moments to load. More...
Where did Halloween come from? - 10/24/2003
Is partaking of the Halloween Festival pleasing to God? Perhaps you think that the witch Harry Potter is cool. Perhaps you think that the Wizard of Oz is a good movie and that the "good witch of the east" is OK. And maybe you think that Cinderella's "fairy godmother" is a "good witch". To the contrary, the Word of the Lord says "REGARD NOT them that have familiar spirits, NEITHER SEEK AFTER wizards, to be DEFILED by them: I am the LORD your God … And THE SOUL THAT TURNETH AFTER such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people" (Leviticus 19:31, 20:6). The Lord says dabbling in such things "PROVOKE HIM TO ANGER" (2 Chronicles 33:6). Dressing up little children as ghosts, witches, and devils etc., to go and beg for candy might appear innocent, but the Bible tells us "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD " (Deuteronomy 18: 10-12) . "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry" (1 Samuel 15:23). Find out some of these answers: Where Did Halloween Come From? What is Halloween really all about? Where and when did Halloween customs originate? When did the modern Halloween celebration begin? More...
My Pleasant Plant - By Noel Chartier - 10/24/2003
Israel and the Last Days Prophecy is the hot topic of discussion these days. Did God promise to Israel all the land of the Middle East? Did the church replace Israel? Does Israel have a place in the Kingdom of God to come? Is it significant that Israel was scattered to the nations of the world in AD 70 and just recently became a nation again (May 14, 1948)? What did Christ mean when He said to the Jews they " shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled" (Luke 21:24)? Get the Biblical picture from Abraham up to the present time to find out the answers to these questions and what does it mean for this generation. More...
Inerrancy According to Christ - By Henry Morris - 10/17/2003
"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled" (Matthew 5:18). Here is the commentary of the Lord Jesus on the doctrine of plenary verbal inspiration. Not only were the words of the Bible divinely inspired, but even the very letters! It is clear that Christ taught the doctrine of full, verbal, inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. It is sad and inexcusable that so many today, who call themselves Christians, repudiate this vital teaching of the Lord Jesus by rejecting, diluting, or "interpreting" the plain statements of the word of God. More...
SHIPWRECK of the FAITH - By Noel Chartier - 9/22/2003
"I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus … that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine…Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck : Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander…" (1Timothy 1:3, 19-20). "Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some" (2Timothy 2:18). This article answers some vital questions as to How Shipwrecks are made? And How to Avoid making Shipwreck of the faith. More...
JUDGING OTHERS - By Henry M. Morris - 8/29/2003
"Judge not, that ye be not judged" (Matthew 7:1). This is a very familiar maxim, often cited by unbelievers and carnal Christians as a rebuke to Christians whom they regard as intolerant. These words of the Lord Jesus Christ do, indeed, warn us against a self-righteous attitude, condemning others who disagree with us on the basis of superficial criteria. On the other hand, this caution by no means relieves us of the responsibility of evaluating the beliefs and practices of others in the light of Scripture. More...
Self-Crucifixion - By G. Christian Weiss - 8/28/2003
"I am crucified with Christ" (Gal. 2:20). "They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh" (Gal. 5:24). "Our old man is crucified with Him" (Rom. 6:6). "Likewise recon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin" (Rom. 6:11). The natural man, the old self nature, is utterly depraved and beyond hope of any true spiritual capability or attainment, permanently so. It cannot be improved or cultivated into any spiritual capacity or ability, God cannot fellowship with depravity or communicate with it, or to it; He requires death for the carnal nature of the natural man. When a soul accepts Christ as his Saviour and Lord the old self-life is placed upon the cross, and is never to reign in that soul again. More...
CHRISTIAN PARENTS ARE LOSING THEIR CHILDREN - By Paul L. Freeman - 8/16/2003
It is quite obvious today that many Christians are losing their children. There is nothing in their lives to give rise to the hope that they are bound for Heaven. In the light of Proverbs 22:6 it appears that they are not being raised in the way they "should go" or they would not depart from the Lord. Here is some helpful instruction if you desire your children from fulfilling that which was spoken by Jesus Christ our Lord saying, "children shall rise up against their parents" (Mark 13:12) and Paul's prophecy that they would be "disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy" (2Timothy 3:2). More...
IF MUSIC IS NEUTRAL - by David Cloud - 8/15/2003
The foundational philosophy that under girds Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) and Contemporary Christian Worship (CCW) is the idea that music is neutral and that any style of music can be used in the service of a holy God. The Bible tells us "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord" (Colossians 3:16). Can a psalm or hymn or spiritual song be sung to boogie woogie, the country twang, rap or rock and roll? Or is it just Satan's way of perverting that which is to be set apart for God. One man has answered it this way: "I am now convinced that God will not accept our worship when it is offered with music styles that are also used by pagans for their immoral practices. If I am wrong, why was he so harsh in judging Israel when they sacrificed to him using the pagan high places and rituals? He is a jealous God." More...
"Sodom and Gomorrah …Their sin is very grievous" - by Noel Chartier - 8/7/2003
"…as it was in the days of Lot … Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed" (Luke 17:28-30). Are we living in the last days? Today we are living in days that are unlike any of the days, at least in the last 4000 years before God judged the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah. The nations think nothing of electing active homosexuals to public office where they can further promote their abominations and work towards legalizing all sorts of atrocities. Many Movie Stars, Sports Idols and so on, have "come out of the closet" in this past decade to publicly declare their gay "lifestyle" and are now promoting through television and other publications that this is an acceptable alternative to the normal heterosexual relationship between a man and his wife. And worst of all, the "church" is not only tolerating and accepting unrepentant homosexuals within their congregations, but they are marrying them and ordaining them into the ministry thereby becoming a "partaker of [their] evil deeds" (3John 10-11). Check out today's headlines and see what God has to say about the current state amidst which we live. Jesus Christ is coming quickly! More...
Psycology's Demonic Doctrines: Lovers of Self - by Noel Chartier - 7/14/2003
Paul said "that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves…" (2Timothy 3:1-2). How often have we heard, even from "Christians", that so and so does not love himself enough, or that so and so needs to learn to love themselves? This self-love has been promoted for some time in the secular field of psychology and has been advanced as the solution to all psychological and sociological problems of the world. What is alarming though is that this cultish scheme is becoming ever more popularized by the evangelical church in their counseling methods. The so-called needs for self-esteem, self-worth, self-love, and self-confidence are strongly promoted, but this is nowhere to be found in the Bible. This self-centeredness that seeks to exalt self is rather, the characteristic of Satan and his "man of sin … the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all" (2Thessalonians 2:3-4). Jesus said, "whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted" (Matthew 23:12). More...
EBLA: ITS IMPACT ON BIBLE RECORD - by Clifford Wilson - 6/26/2003
During 1974-1975 excavations at the city of Ebla in Northern Syria, public archives were discovered, containing over 17,000 clay tablets, written in cuneiform script, dating to 2450-2350 BC. Names recorded on the tablets sound very familiar to Old Testament readers, including Michael, meaning "Who is like El [God]?" Others include Ishmael, Esau, Saul, David, Isaiah and many others. The cities "Sodom" and "Gomorrah" are named. Located on the King's Highway, running from Damascus to Arabia. These towns were regularly visited during the years 2,500-2,300 BC. They are called "the five cities of the Plain," (the same designation used in Genesis 14:2). The cities included Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboyim and Zoar. One tablet notes that Zoar's earlier name was Bela (Gen. 14:2,8). These records are enormously supportive of the Genesis accounts. Some tablets discuss transactions with the Hittites long before Abraham bought the Cave of Machpelah from the Hittites as recorded in Genesis 23:9. More...
Homeschoolers in the Trenches - By David Limbaugh - 6/18/2003
Given the poor academic track record of public education in many areas of this country, you would think the government and education establishment would be a little less arrogant about superimposing their will on homeschooling families who prefer to opt out of their system. But you would be wrong. Here are some statistics and problems homeschoolers may face. More...
PROGRESSIVE CREATIONISM - By John C. Whitcomb - 6/17/2003
Did God use vast ages of time, even millions and billions of years, to bring the universe and the world to its present form? Many Christians have adopted this view during the past two centuries in order to bring the Bible into harmony with the consensus of contemporary scientific opinion. But, we must ask, Does the Bible support the theory of Progressive Creationism? More...
Does the Fossil Record Prove Evolution? - By Noel Chartier - 6/11/2003
Evolution for the most part is based on one's interpretation of sedimentary strata and the fossils found therein. Those who believe in Evolution appear to be convinced that the fossils found in rock layers all over the earth are the definite proof that creatures have been evolving upward into higher life forms over hundreds of millions of years. In this article you can find out the hidden facts about fossils. See many pictures of "Living Fossils". In this expose, questions are answered such as: How do creatures become extinct? How are fossils formed? How do evolutionists come up with millions of years? How about Dating the Rocks? What does the Geologic Column Prove? Was there ever a World-Wide Flood? More...
THE GRACE OF BEING CONTENT - By Henry Morris - 6/10/2003
"And having food and raiment let us be therewith content" (I Timothy 6:8). The last of God's Ten Commandments—and probably the most difficult to obey—deals with the sin of covetousness. "Thou shalt not covet . . . any thing that is thy neighbor's" (Exodus 20:17). "Take heed, and beware of covetousness" warned the Lord Jesus, "for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth" (Luke 12:15). This warning introduced His parable of the rich man whom God called a fool. "So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God" (Luke 12:21). More...
STARLIGHT AND THE AGE OF THE UNIVERSE - By Richard Niessen - 5/11/2003
Light, traveling at 186,000 miles per second, will travel about 6 trillion miles in one year. This distance is called one light-year. There are galaxies that are alleged to be billions of light-years distant from us in space. This means that the light, which left the galaxies 5 billion years ago, should just now be reaching us. This would seem to indicate that the Universe and the creation must be at least 5 billion years old or else we wouldn't be seeing this light. If the earth is only 6000 years old, how can this be explained? Evolutionists have used starlight as an excuse for their disbelief, but here are four possible solutions. More...
DUCKLINGS AND CHICKS, WHEAT AND TARES - By Rolland Starr - 4/30/2003
A peculiar farmyard story that reveals the difference between ducks and chickens, wheat and tares. Jesus said, "why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46). More...
Advantages of Adversity! - By Paul D. Friederichsen - 4/30/2003
God conducts a school of adversity in which many of the lessons are spelled out in tears, sweat and blood. God has decreed distresses for His children. The wilderness, is still the road to Canaan. Christ went through Bethany (the house of grief) before entering Jerusalem (the vision of peace). Gethsemane preceded glory. What was said of Christ may be said of every Christian, "Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?" (Luke 24:26). More...
TAKING HIS NAME IN VAIN - By Henry Morris - 4/30/2003
"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain" (Exodus 20:7). This is a day when even so called "Christians" are blaspheming the name of the Lord. This is one of the Ten Commandments, of course, and is surely going to cause great consternation one day when men and women finally appear before God. Jesus has warned that "every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment" (Matthew 12:36). More...
Worship God - By Noel Chartier - 2/22/2003
"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:23-24). Are you a true worshipper? What does it mean to worship in spirit and truth? This is how all "true worshipers ... must worship him" . More...
"That's Your Interpretation!" - By Noel Chartier - 2/17/2003
How often we hear this phrase parroted when trying to bring some truth of the Scripture to those who are without God in the World. Or, "There's so many interpretations how can one know what to believe"? But, when they are asked thelast time they read the Bible there is usually a long silence. But if that isthe claim, how should we answer this? Does the Bible need interpreting? More...
What Is the Difference Between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity? - ByFranklin G. Huling - 2/10/2003
An excellent comparison between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity thatmeasures the views of Mormonism with the teachings of the Bible concerning theBible, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, sin and salvation. More...
Did Aliens Plant us on the Earth? - By Noel Chartier - 2/3/2003
This is a question that many have been asking these days, among others, suchas, Is there life somewhere in outer space? Many believe there is a "supreme being" but that is as far as they desire to go, perhaps because they like being sovereign and accountable to no one. Some have been surprised when I have agreed with them that alien life has planted mankind on the earth. Alien, that is, in the sense that He is an alien to them. More...
The Greatest Hoax of the Ages - By Noel Chartier - 1/18/2003
One of the greatest deceptions of the ages can be found in the Schools, theTextbooks, Television Documentaries, etc. Millions are being led away with this lie. Can you guess what it is? More...
Exceeding Great and Precious Promises - By Noel Chartier - 1/6/2003
We have been given many "exceeding great and precious promises" (2 Peter 1:4) through the knowledge of God, and Jesus Christ our Lord, and oneof these is His promise to answer our prayers. How often in the Scripture's weare simply told to ask and it shall be given to us, but many Christians neglect to take their petitions to the Lord in prayer. The apostle James tells us, "Ye have not, because ye ask not" (James 4:2). More...
ENDANGERED SPECIES: GODLY MOTHERS AND WIVES - By Ronald Williams - 12/21/2002
"Women's Rights" movements may have had their roots in the Abolitionistmovement of 1850 - 1860, and even in the godless, egalitarian influence of theFrench Revolution. The God-given role for women in society began to beconsidered as "chains" and "shackles" as early as 1905 in America by suffragettes and their sympathizers. This world, the flesh and Satan wish women to be "independent." However, Scripture mandates that a woman is to be "dependent," first on her father, then on her husband (1 Corinthians 7:25-38; Ephesians 5:22-24). A woman created by God to be home-centered (Titus 2:3-5) is ill-suited for the predatory, Machiavellian, and "dog-eat-dog" business world. More...
Be Truly Converted - By Henry Morris - 12/21/2002
To be "converted" can mean many things. The Greek word simply means to "turn"or "change directions." Christian conversion, however, refers to turning away from the whole world system and turning to God through Christ. Similarly, to "repent," in the Greek, means essentially to "think differently" and, in a Christian context, to change one's whole thought process from worldly reasoning to spiritual, as centered in Christ and the Scriptures. Genuine Christian repentance and conversion result in having one's "sins . . . blotted out" and thus true "times of refreshing" from the Lord. More...
James, the Brother of Jesus - By Noel Chartier - 11/18/2002
"Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses,and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?" (Mark 6:3). "But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother" (Galatians 1:19). The recent archaeological find of an ossuary in Jerusalem reads "James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus". It is believed by some "that this [box] is the ossuary of the James in the New Testament" and could be "the oldest extra-biblical archaeological evidence of Jesus." This of course poses atheological problem for the Roman Catholic Church since they teach that Jesus' mother Mary was a perpetual virgin, and therefore cannot admit blood siblings.The find of the ossuary of "James the brother of Jesus" however, is yet another stumbling block for the "Holy Tradition" of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches. These "churches" have far too long blurred their senses with candlesand incense and holy waters and costumes and the liturgy and rituals, etc. If they would but turn from their "Sacred Tradition" to the very Word of God they claim allegiance to, they would here find that Joseph "knew her [Mary] not till she had brought forth her firstborn son" (Matthew 1:25). More...
The Red Sea Crossing - By Noel Chartier - 11/16/2002
The apostle Paul locates "mount Sinai in Arabia" (Galatians 4:25). The Bible also places Mount Sinai "in the land of Midian" (Exodus 2:15, 3:1, 12). However, most Bible maps place Mount Sinai (Horeb) inthe Sinai Peninsula towering above St. Catherines Monastary. Is it in the Sinai Peninsula? Or in the ancient land of Midian in Saudi Arabia? Find out the truth about this matter and what many believe to be the real location of Mount Sinai.Check out the compelling evidence for yourself along with dozens of photographs that have left no doubt in this individuals mind as to the whereabouts of themountain that "burned with fire" (Deuteronomy 4:11) because the Lord descended down on the top of it (Exodus19:18, 20), where Israel received the lively oracles of God. More...
Godly Standards for Christians - By Ronald E. Williams - 11/12/2002
In most spheres of life, we welcome standards. They provide safety, uniformlevels of acceptable performance and guidelines for behavior. However, the standards of the world have been changing dramatically over these past fewgenerations in regards to what is tolerable and what is not. Clothing, Music, behavior, church order, and separation from ungodliness are but a few of theattributes within society that have changed radically over the years. Many havesought to be free of Biblical standards in exchange for a new and contemporaryway of life, seeking to "do that which is right in his own eyes" (Judges 21:25), but this is only a reminder of what the apostle Paul hasforetold, "... but [they] became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Profession themselves to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1:21b-22). The standards of men seemingly change with the wind, butour God is holy and immutable; He changes not. If you want stability in your life, get off the shifting sands of this world and step onto the rock solid foundation of God's Word. More...
The Ecumenical Knot - By August Van Ryn - 11/11/2002
Our blessed Lord spoke of His body, the Church, in His great prayer in chapter 17 of John's gospel: "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Methrough their word, that they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and Iin Thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me"--verses 20-21. The devil has been trying hard these days to counterfeit the divine unity of the Church, which is the body of Christ. So successful has he been that, in these last days, the vast majority of those who professedly are in the "church" are unbelievers, and many are downright apostates, deniers ofthe fundamental truths of Scripture. They may be church members, but not members of the True Church. Today Satan is making his final, bold move of uniting the many sects of Christendom into one worldwide (ecumenical) union.Beware of Satan's false union! More...
There Shall Be ... Earthquakes - By Noel Chartier - 10/14/2002
When the disciples came to Jesus and asked him "what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" (Matthew 24:3), He gave them a list of events that would precede His second coming. Among these events He said, "there shall be … earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows" (Matthew 24:7-8). Some have purported that earthquakes have increased dramatically in recent times (Lindsey, Missler, Van Impe, Church, Jeffrey, Stearman, Hagee, Lalonde, etc.), especially since the invention of the modern seismograph in 1880. But scientific studies have indicated otherwise. Also, find out what the Bible says when this increased intensity of seismic activity will take place. More...
British Israelism - By George Goodman - 10/14/2002
Many today believe in replacement theology, that is, God is forever finished with the nation Israel, and all of her promises have now been transfered to the church. This is a heretical lie. God's promises are sure and Amen and this is the faith which we follow. Among the variants of this lie is "British Israelism", whose followers believe that that the Anglo-Saxons are the lineal descendants of the "Ten Lost Tribes of Israel". This can be refuted in one Scripture for the Ten Tribes of Israel were never lost but all twelve tribes returned to Israel after the Babylonian Captivity. "In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers" (Jeremiah 3:18). The nation although was once again scattered to the four corners of the earth for rejecting her Messiah, but in the latter days God shall gather them, both Judah and Israel (12 tribes) back into the land as "one stick" (Ezekiel 37:17). More...
The Modern Smooth Cross - By A. W. Tozer - 10/12/2002
All unannounced and mostly undetected there has come in modern times a new cross into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but different; the likenesses are superficial, the differences fundamental. From this new cross has sprung a new philosophy of the Christian life; and from that new philosophy has come a new evangelical technique, a new type of meeting anda new kind of preaching. This new evangelism employs the same language as theold, but its content is not the same and its emphasis not as before. More...
'How can we know there's a God?', 'If God made everything, who made God?' - By Ken Ham - 9/28/2002
It appears from the things that are seen that everything had a beginning. The sun is using up its fuel at millions of tons each second — since, therefore, it cannot last forever, it had to have a beginning. The same can be shown to betrue for the entire universe. Many have come to ask the question then, Who made God? But the Bible tells us "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God" (Psalms 90:2). More...
Biblical Redemption/Atonement - By Dave Hunt - 9/27/2002
The Bible encourages us to "be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh" (1Peter 3:15). In this article Dave Hunt answers some common but hard toanswer questions such as "How could man rebel against God's absolute authority?" "Couldn't God simply have forgiven Adam and Eve and given them afresh start?" "Why would God create creatures whom He knew would rebel againstHim and who would thereby be doomed by His holiness to eternal punishment?""But being all-powerful, why couldn't God have kept Adam and Eve and all oftheir descendants from sinning?" He answers as well nonbeliever's arguments that claim, "If God is too weak to stop evil and suffering, then he isn't God. And if he is powerful enough to stop it and doesn't do so, then he is amonster. Thus evil and suffering disprove the existence of God." (Note: The first two sentences of this article we do not agree, which state, that Satan rebelled before man was created. After God created everything in six days, including man and the angels, He pronounced it "very good".) More...
How To Know The Will Of God - By Henry Morris - 9/27/2002
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:5,6). The key to knowing God's will is willingness and determination to follow it before knowing it. "If any man will [literally 'wills to'] do His will, he shall know" (John 7:17). The best indicator as to whether one is really willing to follow God's will, of course, is whether or not he is now following that part of His will which is already known, as revealed in His word. But what about those things that are not explicitly mentioned in Scripture? More...
Palestinian People Do Not Exist - By Joseph Farah - 9/27/2002
A provocative headline? It's more than that. It's the truth. The PLO has not hidden this fact when speaking to their own people. Here's what Arafat said on Jordanian TV in 1993: "Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this instages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish a sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the timecomes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel." More...
The Danger of Adding To Scripture - By Henry Morris - 9/19/2002
"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of thisbook, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him theplagues that are written in this book" (Revelation 22:18).This sober warning almost at the end of the Bible was given by the glorified Lord Jesus Himself (note v. 20), so should be taken very seriously. More...
The Danger of Diluting Scripture - By Henry Morris - 9/19/2002
"And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book" (Revelation 22:19).This final testimony and warning of Christ to those who profess to be Hisfollowers is a clear command not to either augment (Revelation 22:18) or dilute the inspired "words" (not just "thoughts") of the Bible. There are many peoplein the various cults following some leader who think he or she has received some new inspired word from God. That is very unwise. But it is usually certain leaders in the main line denominations who presumptuously either cull out or explain away those Bible verses they consider unscientific or offensive in someway. That is even more dangerous, for those whose names are not found "in the book of life" will be "cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:15). More...
Mystery, Babylon the Great - By Noel Chartier - 9/15/2002
"Mystery, Babylon the Great", that is the name that is written upon the head of "the great whore that sitteth upon many waters" (Revelation 17:1). Who is this Woman? The Bible says, "the woman … is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth" (Revelation 17:18). Is she Jerusalem, the USA, perhaps Rome, or any of theother great cities of the world? All of these have been speculated at one timeor another by those who have sought to find the meaning behind this woman. As we go through the Scriptures in this study, I believe you will find it absolutely indisputable as to what great city she signifies. More...
Competitive Sports - By Sanford Yoder - 8/22/2002
This article is very timely and relative for today in this sports crazed society. Just this past winter a "Hockey Dad" killed another dad before his ownchildren. How many are the "world cup" events that are marred by violence andeven deaths among the rival factions. Players are elevated almost to the level of worship and become idols for those who would follow them. It's no wonder the first Olympiad was born out of pagan Greece some 700 years before Christ to "entertain" the masses. But as a Christian, we recognize that there is a race to run and that we are to "run with patience the race that is set before us" (Hebrews 12:1). The world runs "to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible" (1 Corinthians 9:25). How incomparable are the dusty plastic trophies that line many a mantle to that excellent voice of Christ saying, "well done thou good and faithful servant". Paul could confidently say "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing" (2Timothy 4:7-8). Paul would advise Timothy that "bodily exercise profiteth little" (1Timothy 4:8) for the "fight" is "not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12). May we exercise ourselves "to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men" (Acts 24:16) "and exercise [ourselves] rather unto godliness" (1 Timothy 4:7). May we faithfully run the race, not turning to the right or the left, but "press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:14). More...
Another Mary, Another Jesus - By Noel Chartier - 7/28/2002
The Bible tells us that some will come and preach "another Jesus" (2Corinthians 11:4). How many Jesus' there are that are preached today that donot conform to the sacred script of our Bible. The Mormon Jesus is the brother of Satan; the Jehovah Witness' Jesus is not the Almighty God. The God of Islam has no son and Jesus is a secondary prophet behind Mohammed. The Roman Catholic Jesus on the other hand is transformed into a cracker called the "host" to beworshipped and adored and then eaten. As time goes on we can be sure to seemany more of these Jesus' with whom we cannot identify. Among the teachings ofthe Roman Catholic Church (who claims her teachings are infallible) we find, as well, quite a different Mary than that which we find in the Bible. More...
What is Sin? - By Henry Morris - 7/28/2002
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The Bibles Removal - 7/15/2002
When it came to education, Noah Webster (of Webster's Dictionary fame) stated: "Education is useless without the BIBLE. God's word, contained in the BIBLE,has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct." In the early public schools, the BIBLE was one of the main textbooks. But on June 17, 1963 in Abington Vs. Schempp the Supreme Court removed BIBLE readings from public education. LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THAT RULING . . . More...
The Historical Jesus - By Noel Chartier - 6/26/2002
Who is Jesus of Nazareth? Some say He was a good person. Some say a prophet, others a martyr for his own cause. There is no disputing that Jesus of Nazareth was a factual person, who for three years at the age of 30 or so, traveled around Israel with a group of followers. There are more accounts of this person handed down than of Julius Caesar, of Archimedes, or of most of the famous people of the ages prior to 300 AD. But Jesus would testify to those whom were seeking and following after Him, "I and my Father are one … he that hath seen me hath seen the Father … I am inthe Father, and the Father in me" (John 10:30, 14:9-10). Find out what historians have said about Him, and the indisputable truth and most solidly proved fact of Christianity that lay in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Find out what He accomplished for you. More...
Why is there Death & Suffering - By Ken Ham & Dr Jonathan Sarfati - 6/20/2002
Death and suffering is everywhere! Wars, famines, pestilence and disease, natural disasters and man made have all contributed to the sorrows that man hasendured and continues to face to this very day. Many have asked the question, Why does everything move towards a state of decay and death? And how can an all-powerful, loving God allow suffering? This article gives the answer from a Biblical point of view that no scientist, whether he be a chemist or biologistcananswer. We will also find that death and sorrow will not go on forever but "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain" (Revelation 21:4). (Note: This article is in pdf format and will require Adobe Acrobat to view) More...
Why Did Christ Die? - By Dr. A. C. Gaebelien - 6/20/2002
Why do human beings die? Why is it that human life is filled with pain, sickness, affliction, sorrow and finally there looms up the grave and the deathof the body? Was this the eternal purpose of a loving Creator Who created a class of beings for His own pleasure and fellowship? No! We cannot believe this. Nor does the Bible teach it. Death is in the world on account of sin. Men die because they have sinned. "The wages of sin is death." If there were no sin there would be no death. But Jesus never sinned. He was not innocent but holy. No wrong word ever passed His gracious lips; no evil, unclean thought ever entered His mind. No guile was found in His mouth. He did not need to repent, nor to pray: "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." His challenge was: "Who of you can convince Me of sin?" It was never met. He did not sin for He had no sin; the fallen nature of man was not His nature. He was God in the form of Man and God cannot sin. Did death have a claim on His body? Absolutely not! Why then did He die? More...
The Second Trumpet - By Noel Chartier - 6/3/2002
During the time known in the Bible as the Great Tribulation, there shall be "upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity" and calamities "such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be". Why must this time shortly come to pass and what is its purpose? Isaiah says "to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it …And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity" (Isaiah 13:6-13). In the second trumpet judgment, the Bible says there shall be a great asteroid cast down to the earth that will cause untold destruction. The prophet Joel said, "I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke" (Joel 2:30). Find out what the nations are planning in vain to do about this and how they are preparing for it. But above all, find out our Only Hope in this world. Find also in this article, pictures of comet impacts from thepast on the earth as well as news of known asteroids that are headed our way. More...
Why Home School? - By Anthony Bergen - 5/15/2002
Why should we home school? Is it to raise "world changers?" Or is it to "make disciples", or to "teach to observe"? We may come up with all sorts of reasons for homeschooling, but as the author puts it "Christ said, It is finished and asks only obedience. The zealot who does above and beyond what God requires is lost. Doing more than God asks is disobeying Him. We need to becareful to do only what God says ... God says to bring your children up in thefear and admonition of the Lord. "This article is challenging and very thought provoking, as transcribed from a talk given at the "2002 Winnipeg Homeschooling Conference". More...
The Story of Cain and Abel - By Carl Knott - 4/25/2002
How many religions to you suppose there are in the world? Could you count them all? How long do you think it would take? According to Carl Knott there are only two religions in the whole world. He shows that Cain and Abel are the first and great examples of these two religions. Cain represents all those who try to stand before God on the basis of their own good works. Abel brought for his offering an animal which had died in his place. More...
The Bibles Proof - By David Cloud - 4/25/2002
In the final analysis, a man must accept that the Bible is the Word of God by faith, for "without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (He. 11:6). At the same time, Bible faith is not a blind leap into the dark. It is confidence in a believable Record that God has given, for "faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Ro. 10:17). More...
The Impeccability of Christ - by Noel Chartier - 4/17/2002
The Scriptures are absolutely clear as to the perfection, faultlessness, immaculateness, excellence and purity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Although He "was made in the likeness of men" (Philippians 2:7),"in the likeness of sinful flesh" (Romans 8:3), and took part of "flesh and blood" (Hebrews 2:14), He "knew no sin" (2Corinthians 5:21), He "did no sin" (1Peter 2:22), "and in him is no sin" (1John 3:5). More...
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GLARING LIGHT OF HISTORY ON THE PALESTINIAN CONFLICT by Dr. Jerry D. Kaifetz - 4/16/2002
As the rhetoric, emotion and religious fervor of the current crisis in Israel continues to overflow from a rolling boil, it would seem both timely and informative to examine the purely historical record of the Palestinian conflict. A documented, historical record which is detailed and replete should not be subject to opinion or spin. Here are a few historical facts which should be safe guarded from the political intents of revisionist historians... More...
Jesus Christ is LORD By Noel Chartier - 2/27/2002
Today, as we drift into an ever-increasing sea of apostasy, it should not surprise us to see many new sects rising up within "Christianity" who deny the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Peter warned that there would be "false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them" (2Peter 2:1). Paul said "the last days" would be characterized by "evil men and seducers [who would] wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived" (2Timothy 3:1, 13). What then shall we do to counteract the deception that runs so rampant today? Paul gives his charge, "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine" (2Timothy 4:2). More...
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AN OPEN LETTER TO AMERICAN MUSLIMS By Henry M. Morris - 2/16/2002
Is the God of the Koran (Allah) compatible with the God of the Bible (Jehovah)? We can actually find in the Koran that Allah displays similar characteristics of the God of the Bible. He is called "compassionate", "merciful", "almighty", "the Lord of the worlds", "Wise", "the first and the last", "Forgiving", "Gracious", and so on… BUT you will find no mention of LOVE in the Koran, which is absolutely contrary to the God of the Bible for "God is Love" (1John 4:8). More...
HOW DO OYSTERS CLIMB A MOUNTAIN? By Noel Chartier - 2/16/2002
This article has been updated with more pictures and evidence that supports the worldwide catastrophic flood in the days of Noah as told by the Apostle Peter. "The world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished" (2Peter 3:6). More...
PORNOGRAPHY - ROAD TO HELL - From No Greater Joy Ministries - 1/20/2002
"Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fallto whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness" (Leviticus 19:29). No doubt the disintegration of the family unit and all other sorts of wickedness can be attributed to some degree to pornography. The Bible tells us, "But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints" (Ephesians 5:3). [Fornication: Gr. porneia, where we get our English word Pornography]. With our modern technology such as the TV and the Internet, coupled with the vast publications and distribution networks that exist today, Pornography, without a doubt, has become The Perilous Plague of North America. "Flee fornication" (1 Corinthians 6:18). More...