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April 2007 Issue

Enemies of the Premillenial Message
Apr 1st, 2007
Nearing Midnight website
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The enemies of the premillennial message have been gaining much ground. Movements like the prosperity gospel, the church growth movement and competing views on prophecy have been chewing away at the pre-trib rapture’s evangelical base. We now have whole denominations and educational institutions that have turned their backs on Bible prophecy. During the past 15 years, Dallas Theological Seminary has largely abandoned the traditional dispensationalism view.

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Global Religious TV Network
Apr 1st, 2007

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The Vatican is on the verge of launching not just its own television station, but a global television network! With the call sign H20, the network is due to be launched by the end of the year, offering a mix of news and original entertainment in seven languages.

Benedict sees clearly that the power of the British and American peoples is rapidly waning. He sees their increasing lack of political will. He witnesses the sham of their pseudo-religiosity. He perceives their youth directionless, increasingly their minds perverted by unwittingly allowing the exploitation by a multiplicity of forces that are both character and soul destroying. He also sees the power of the primary force which is bending their minds – the power of mass media, via the music, film, video, web-based and telephonic sources so freely placed at their disposal.

So! Right at the juncture at where the masses are clamoring for an enlightening form of entertainment, Benedict xvi is about to go global with the Vatican’s own brand of religious entertainment via its own global television network.

Take my word for it or not, the day will soon dawn when that network will air shows of a nature that will leave the public absolutely spellbound! In time to come, the Vatican will produce religious entertainment which will make Hollywood box-office hits on religious themes look more like Disney cartoons by comparison. The visions coming down the tube from Vatican-networked TV will literally hypnotize their global audience with their out-of-this-world, mind-shattering imagery.

By examining Bible prophecy, we can easily picture the impact a global religious network like the one the Vatican is planning could have a successful future. Rapture alert.

You can envision Protestants of every stripe buying into this. This would appear to be preparation for Rev. 13: 13-15.

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Good Men in Bad Places and Bad Men in Good Places
Apr 1st, 2007
Art Sadlier
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In Ezekiel 44:16-18 the Lord made a fine distinction about the garments the priests were to wear, “They shall be clothed with linen garments, and no wool shall come upon them whilst they minister” God is God of fine distinctions, in this text he makes a fine distinction between linen and wool garments. We see that this fine distinction was very important to God, of course He is using physical things to teach spiritual realities.

Fine distinctions in spiritual matters are very important to God. In verse 23 it says, “and they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.” That is a call to separation. Paul emphasizes this separation in 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14 “… withdraw yourself from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition (teaching) which he received from us.” That is separation on the basis of sound doctrine and disobedience to God’s Word.

A Good Man in a Bad Place can be a terrible stumbling block to others, causing them to see no harm in wrong associations. A good man who believes the right things, but is pastoring an apostate church or is in an apostate group or denomination is a stumbling block which will lead others into ecumenical compromise.

A Bad Man in a Good Place will be the little leaven (evil) that will leaven the whole loaf. Calling a pastor who is not sound in doctrine or is from an apostate denomination will ultimately corrupt and destroy the church. It matters not how pleasing a preacher he may be, God’s Word teaches that the Bride of Christ is to be separate from apostate churches and apostate pastors.

This may seem unloving, but when a doctor cuts a cancer from the body it is an act of love toward the body. Jude wrote “… it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.”

The following is a list of Biblical principles which prevent ecumenical and doctrinal compromise.

  1. Scripture forbids us to have fellowship with unbelief.
  2. Scripture commands us to reprove apostasy.
  3. Scripture teaches us that we must purge unbelief where we can.
  4. Scripture teaches that believer and unbeliever cannot by yoked together in spiritual endeavor.
  5. Scripture teaches us to separate from disobedient brethren.
  6. God’s work done in God’s way produces only good results. God’s work done in man’s way produces bad results.
  7. Do not affiliate your church with any church, mission, movement or evangelistic effort which does not fully believe the Word of God.
  8. Do not affiliate your church with any church, mission, movement or evangelistic effort which does not practice Biblical separation.
  9. When in doubt, don’t join.
  10. Separation is not the answer to every disagreement between brethren.
  11. The Spirit of God has never led one Christian contrary to one word of the Word of God.
  12. At any given time of Church history God is most severe on those whom He is using at that moment.

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Has God Set Israel Aside Permanently?
Apr 1st, 2007
A Bible Study
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In Deuteronomy God promised Israel that if they would trust Him and obey Him He would bless them. He also promised that if they failed to trust Him and obey Him, He would bring terrible judgment upon them.

God made a promise to David and his seed:

  • Ps 89:26-29 A promise of blessing.
  • Ps 89:30-32 A warning of severe chastening for unbelief and disobedience.
  • Ps 89:33-37 A promise of ultimate restoration and blessing.
  • Ps 89:38-45 A further warning of chastening for unbelief and disobedience.
  • Ps 89:46 We see David’s expectation, he knew God’s judgment on His people had a time limit on it. It would one day come to an end.
  • Hos 3:4 For the past 2,000 years Israel has had no King, no Temple worship, no Priesthood. Since 70 AD this remarkable prophecy has been fulfilled.
  • Hos 3:5 We see this promise of ultimate restoration of Israel to the land and to the Lord. Notice, “in the latter days.” This prophecy has been partially fulfilled in our lifetime; spiritual restoration is yet to come. If the first half of that promise has been fulfilled, we know that God will keep His promise and fulfill the second half.
  • Rom 11:1, 2 Paul addresses the same issue; Paul says emphatically, “God hath not cast away His people”.
  • Rom 11:25 Paul clearly teaches that Israel’s spiritual blindness will be removed, “after the fullness of the gentiles be come in.” That is after the church has been completed and after the rapture takes place.
  • Rom 11:26 All living Jews will be saved, Christ their Messiah, will come to deliver Israel and redeem her.
  • Rom 11:27 This is the fulfillment of God’s OT promises to Israel.
  • Rom 11:28 Israel is still God’s chosen people in spite of all their sin and rebellion and disobedience. God’s love for them has not ceased, even as God’s love for a wicked, rebellious gentile world never ceased. (see John 3:16) Of course not every Jew will enter into God’s blessing, only those who obey and respond in repentance and faith to God’s provision for salvation.
  • Rom 11:29 God is not a God who makes promises and changes His mind.
  • Zech 13:8, 9 tells us about that future day when Israel will be redeemed and restored to God’s blessing.

Some believe that God is finished with Israel and that the church has replaced Israel. Those people are blind to the theme of the scriptures. They are blind to what God is doing in the world today and blind to God’s future program for this world. Yes salvation is the most vital issue but that salvation is encompassed in God’s great program for the Jew, the Church and the Gentile nations. This issue is important because God has taken much of the scripture to reveal it to us. Amillennialists call God a liar when they refute His promises to Israel, promises of a land, a blessing and a kingdom. All around us we see the stage is being set for the consummation of God’s great program for Israel and the nations.

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Human Rights for Apes?
Apr 1st, 2007
David Kupelin
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An international movement is growing to grant human rights and “personhood” to apes.

Elevating animals up to the level of human beings - as actor Steven Segal, one of PETA’s celebrity advocates, puts it, “We have to view all life as equal” - is a round about way of saying that human beings are no more than animals and therefore have no souls.

For many, there is great comfort and “freedom” in believing that there is no soul, because if there is no soul, there is no God, no divine judgment, no accountability - you get the picture.

We’re animals, so we act like animals, we do what animals do. They eat each other, mate in the street, run around naked – kind of like the ‘60s again, with “sex, drugs and rock ’n roll.”

The animal rights radicals don’t really love animals. They just want to be their own gods. The way you become your own god is to deny the real one.

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Israel's Surrender
Apr 1st, 2007

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The recent "Arab Summit" in Riyadh approved a peace plan that is in reality a call for Israel’s surrender. The plan calls for a Palestinian state with Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank and with East Jerusalem as its capital. It also calls for the return of millions of Palestinian refugees to the heart of Israel, which would mean Israel’s demographic and military demise. The Arabs have stated that no amendments will be accepted, the alternative is war. The US administration seems to be indicating that it will accept this plan without amendments. The US seems ready to sacrifice Israel to get help in Iraq. The whole world is pressuring Israel to accede. Israel’s P.M. Olmert is dithering, which is making the Arabs bolder by the hour. Now for the first time the Arab world from North Africa to Saudi Arabia to Iran is closing ranks in unprecedented unity.

At the same time there are incredible preparations for war going on by all sides, including Israel, US, Syria, Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas. Iran seems poised to obtain nuclear weapons, putting further pressure on Israel and the US to do something about it. Could there be another near cataclysmic war before the false peace treaty is signed, could this scenario be preparation for the war of Ezekiel 38 & 39 which will take place after the peace treaty is signed.

It is impossible to know the details of how this end time scenario will unfold.

This situation has climactic written all over it, the steam is building and there seems certain to be an explosion in the not too distant future.

Look up! Listen for the Sound of the trumpet!

In the meantime, if America sells out Israel, watch for the consequences.

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The Sin of Wasting Time
Apr 1st, 2007
Jerry Ross
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“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:15-16

  • Your time is your life. Every day, every hour, every minute is a portion of our life. That makes it valuable because life is valuable.
  • Time cannot be saved. You cannot stash hours away in a bank account to be later withdrawn and spent on what you want. Use it or lose it!
  • Time can only be wasted or redeemed. Although you cannot save up time, you can trade it for something valuable. You can redeem it!
  • You can trade your time for knowledge. The hours you spend in school can be traded in for an education that will benefit you the rest of your life. Or, you can sit there and daydream.
  • You can trade your time for money. When you get a job, they pay you by the what? That’s right, the hour.
  • You can trade your time for wisdom. You get this from reading the Word of God. You get this by attending church and listening to the Bible being taught and preached.

Don’t’ be guilty of wasting the precious gift of time!

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