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LEFT BEHIND OR LED ASTRAY?
Examining the origins of the secret pre-tribulation rapture. Learn More >>
THE SUBMERGING CHURCH
A closer look at the Emergent Church, its leaders, their teachings and where it is all headed in light of bible prophecy. Learn More >>
By Joe Schimmel
What happens when celebrity pastors not only fail to warn their congregations about immersing themselves in the moral cesspool of pop culture, but also encourage them to dive headlong into such filth with their mouths wide open? What happens when these same pastors are leading (or being led by) some of the most unrepentant and scandalous rap and pop stars like Kanye West and Justin Bieber? What happens when they not only endorse their music, but also actually participate in that which is blasphemous and abominable to the Lord Jesus Christ? It is with a heavy heart that I feel I must reveal what you are about to read. What is taking place in the church is bringing severe harm to the body of Christ and leaving a tragically compromised and flawed witness of the gospel to the world that desperately needs Jesus.
Pastor Rich Wilkerson’s new reality program “Rich in Faith,” produced by Oxygen Media, began airing on December 2, 2015. The show features Wilkerson building his Church in Miami, Florida through gimmickry and endorsements by none other than rap and pop stars, Kanye West and Justin Bieber! One member of his church, after watching the first two episodes of Wilkerson’s reality series, posted a comment under the trailer for the show, “I just watched the two episodes that have aired. I enjoyed the show yet still didn’t hear the word Jesus.” Another posted, “I saw Pastor Rich got a new book out and in his release party he had rappers of the world performing and stuff like that.. but why?? I wouldn’t have snoop dog performing in the release party of my Christian book. I’m just saying.” (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-PyDkAXkUs – Comments by “Dolly A.”)
By Joe Schimmel
As tragic as it is ironic, on the very page of Rolling Stone Magazine online, where the now deceased Scott Wieland’s ex-wife, Mary Forsberg Weiland, laments the fact that a large segment of society encourages their pop idols to live in the fast lane and then glorify their deaths when they crash and burn, Rolling Stone, true to form, links to a montage titled “Scott Weiland: A Photo History of His Wild Life.” (Source)
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band The Wildabouts. Weiland founded and fronted the Stone Temple Pilots, one of the most popular grunge bands of the 1990s and abused drugs throughout his career. Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts’ guitarist, Jeremy Brown, died earlier in 2015 at the age of 34 due to “multiple drug intoxication” the day before the release of their album Blaster.
Watch the latest roundtable discussion featuring Joe Schimmel, Jacob Prasch and John Haller. This is our official response to Dr. Thomas Ice, who appeared on The Berean Call Radio Show hosted by T.A. McMahon to discuss the rapture. During the show Dr. Ice accepted the challenge to collect on our $10,000 offer to produce a single verse or passage of scripture which clearly teaches that the rapture happens before the tribulation. We break down the passage of scripture Dr. Ice used in his attempt to collect on our challenge.
When we became followers of Jesus Christ there were many practices we put behind us; lying, immorality, drunkenness, brawling, etc. We accepted the clear teaching of Holy Scripture that a believer should not make such habits a practice in his life. Many, however, feel that the bible is not so clear in condemning the believer’s participation in the celebration of Halloween. They would say that it is a “gray area” where each man must be convinced in his own mind. Is this true? Let us examine, from a biblical and historical perspective, what the bible has to say about the revelry of October 31st.
By Chad Davidson
Brian “Head” Welch, I want you to know that before I began writing this I prayed for you and your family. You may never read this, so I take solace in the fact that God will be listening to my prayers for you and He always answers according to His will. I also spent time praying for the entire band of Korn, who happened to have been, before I knew Christ, one of my favorite bands. I used to listen to you guys before wrestling matches in high school. I would blast it in my car while driving to a party. I even went with a friend to go steal your CD’s at the local Target store because I didn’t have any money to buy them when I was in middle school.
By Joe Schimmel
Just a month after Justin Bieber made headlines for allegedly groping a Playboy Bunny, and amidst another potential scandal wherein a teen model, by the name of Bailey Scarlett, claimed he hit on her after her drink was allegedly drugged at a party he hosted in Melbourne Australia, he is in the headlines again for his claim to be a Christian. Beiber was baptized last year after a video of racist remarks became public and many wondered if it was simply damage control or a public relations offering. In Bieber’s latest potential scandal, with regard to the teen he allegedly hit on after she had allegedly been drugged at his party – whether her drink was drugged or not – do Christians have parties where they serve teens Vodka?
Left Behind or Led Astray? Examining the Origins of the Secret Pre-Tribulation Rapture
Take a fascinating journey with us as we examine the shocking origins of the secret, pre-tribulation rapture doctrine. You will be amazed as we look into admissions by pre-tribulation leaders who admit that the theory is without clear biblical and historical merit. Join us as we discover the origins of this relatively new doctrine, explore its possible origins among mystics, Jesuits and theologians, and how this doctrine was ultimately disseminated throughout the church. You will be surprised by our stunning conclusion. Get your copy of today!
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By Joe Schimmel
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It was reported recently that Rachel Dolezal, the president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP, has erroneously claimed for years to be African-American. However, according to her parents, the reality is that the 37-year-old is not black after all. Dolezal’s parents provided proof to the press in the form of a birth certificate to show that Dolezal was born in Montana and listed as white. Rachel Dolezal – whose earlier photos evidence white skin, blond hair and blue eyes – is actually from Czech and German descent.
Dolezal has allegedly lied about many other details of her past, including her claim that she was born in a tepee and that her parents beat her with a baboon whip based on her skin color. However, her parents stated, “She is fabricating a very false and malicious lie.” Dolezal has used her claim to be African-American to rise not only to leadership in the NAACP, but to become an adjunct professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University.
By Joe Schimmel
Believe it or not, Fox Television is getting ready to air a new television show called Lucifer, which actually portrays Satan as a likable and benevolent being. We are told “the TV series centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.” (Source)
Those who know God’s Word should be aware that the entire premise of the show is packed with lies, and why not? It is a show glorifying Lucifer, who Jesus called “the father of lies” (John 8:44).
By Chad Davidson
My first encounter with the E. L. James’ best seller, Fifty Shades of Grey, came on a flight home from my honeymoon with my wife. There was a middle-aged woman sitting beside us on the plane and my wife struck up a conversation with her. She was an elementary school teacher and a professing Christian who had been on an all-ladies trip with some of the other teachers from her school. At one point my wife noticed a book that she had been reading and asked her what it was. With her face as red as could be, she told us that it was probably not a good book to be reading, but she just couldn’t put it down. I had never heard of the book and neither had my wife, so we didn’t really understand what she was talking about. But we knew that there was obviously something wrong with it, as we saw her conviction setting in.
To get an idea of what the book is, without having to read the raunchy tale, look no further than the secular critics of the book. As Dave Barry of Time magazine writes, “So what kind of book is Fifty Shades of Grey? I would describe it, literary genre–wise, as ‘a porno book’.” It has even been given the title of “Mommy Porn” by some of its critics. But it doesn’t stop there.Older Posts »