Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Preparation for satan's advent; Catholic debate; Encouraging news from Africa; You're not alone!

Here are some good links for you. I enjoyed this essay, really a chapter from Dave Hunt's new book: "The Ultimate Lie". It is about the coming antichrist. Here are a few choice quotes.

"Society has been undergoing a step-by-step preparation for the advent of Satan’s messiah, and in our moment of history has at last produced a generation so perverted that it will actually mistake the Antichrist for Christ."

"First of all, the apostate church in the last days must become so corrupted that it actually opposes what Christ taught while at the same time insisting that it is faithful to Him."

"How dare anyone think that a world ripening for judgment can be rescued by Christians working together in political/social activism with the followers of all religions, and with humanists and atheists!"

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This is from Mike Gendron at Proclaiming the Gospel:

"Debate Produces Passion but No Fruit"
Written by Mike Gendron on 23 July 2013.

"The debate between Mike Gendron and a Catholic apologist was successful in the sense that God's Word accomplished its purpose. As the Word of God was proclaimed, it strengthened the faith of the Christians who were present but brought further condemnation for those who rejected it. Mike stayed focused on contrasting the supreme authority of God's Word with the fallible teachings and traditions of apostate Roman Catholicism. Throughout his presentations he magnified the Lord Jesus Christ as the all-sufficient Savior who saves repenting sinners completely and forever. Yet, it was heartbreaking to see stubborn-hearted Catholics continue to reject the glorious Gospel of grace".

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The Christian Pundit, as always, has a few good words:

"Holiness and Advancing the Gospel"
August 7, 2013 By WVD

“I remember once in a church which I knew very well, I was being entertained by a lady who seemed to be one of the leading lights in the church, and to my astonishment I found that her husband never went near the place at all. I subsequently discovered that the probable reason was that the lady, while very active and busy in church work, was failing lamentably in certain practical aspects–she did not always pay her grocer’s bill, for example. Yes, she was a great church worker but she was negligent in matters like that. Subsequently this lady, who had only been a nominal Christian, really became a true Christian. And what happened next? Only six weeks after his wife’s conversion, and without anyone asking or pleading with him, the husband began to attend that place of worship. He now came because he saw that something had happened to his wife."

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Pastor Conrad Mbewe in Africa has some great news:

The Young, Restless, and Reformed…In Africa

After my last blog post, which went “viral” compared to my other blog posts, I have decided to write on something more positive that is happening across Africa—at least in English-speaking countries. This is the growth of the “young, restless, and Reformed” movement on the continent.

In the recent past, I have been in touch with a significant number of people across Africa, who are largely young professionals in their twenties and thirties, and who have recently embraced the Reformed Faith. They have sought me out and shared with me their excitement at their new discovery.

How has this happened?

This has been almost exclusively through the Internet. Having grown up within extreme Charismatic or mainline Liberal church circles, they did not know any better. However, a growing discontentment has caused them to search the Internet for sermons that would feed their famished souls.

In due seasons, they have come across sermons of men like John MacArthur Jr., John Piper, Paul Washer, Thabiti Anyabwile, etc. Sometimes, it has been because a friend in church or across town or even in another part of the country has made the discovery and commended the site to them.

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Barbara has some encouragement for the lonely:

Loneliness is a Lie
By Barbara Eccleston

"When I was suddenly widowed, I was thrust into a world where I felt easily overwhelmed without my husband at my side. But my Lord Jesus was with me every step of the way and every moment of every day. No person has ever lived alone and no person will ever die alone. In each life, at every stage, there is the Ever-Present God..."

2 comments:

  1. Regarding the first article about the Roman Catholic Church being in opposition to God's word.

    You might find this article interesting and it might make for a good blog entry.

    http://en.radiovaticana.va/m_articolo.asp?c=684817

    It's about how the Catholic Church sets it up as the place holder for Jesus on earth and that something as insignifict as church size, unity and agreement with the Catholic Church is what qualifies you as being lukewarm and not how well you adhere to Jesus's words. Words like these from the pope remind of Paul's words in 2 Cor.11

    "false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ."

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  2. ""How dare anyone think that a world ripening for judgment can be rescued by Christians working together in political/social activism with the followers of all religions, and with humanists and atheists!"

    It seems like it could be a full time job to make the general (professed?) Christian population understand this, which should be so blatantly obvious from a few simple scriptures. Yet, somehow, if I dare to mention this completely Biblical perspective, I am often labeled uncaring and "uninvolved." So nice to see it spoken of.

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