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LEFT BEHIND OR LED ASTRAY?
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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 Chad Davidson
It is always interesting to see politicians asked about their religious faith. Sometimes they will use it as a tool so that they gain popularity with a certain crowd, while others will keep it a little more close to the vest.
Watching this interview on CNN, my only thought was that the person in question, Gary Johnson (who I honestly don’t know much about, outside of him being a Libertarian), was embarrassed to admit he believes in God. How else would you describe the following statement?
“I have to admit to praying once in a while, and, yes, I do believe in God.”
–Gary Johnson (Source)
He has to “admit”? As if there is some sort of charge against him for wanting to speak with his Creator? He said that he use to go to church, no longer does, and if there was anything he took away from Christianity “[it’s] do unto others as you would have others do unto you”.
By Joe Schimmel
Flakka, a relatively new designer drug that burst onto the scene in 2012, with its epicenter in Florida, claimed the lives of 126 people in 2013 alone and is rapidly spreading to other states throughout the country.
Flakka is an ascending drug because it is cheap and only costs three to five dollars a hit. It is cheaper than heroin and up to 10 times cheaper than ecstasy/molly. This drug – being called “gravel” and “$5 insanity” – is even more dangerous than meth or heroin! Flakka is a synthesized stimulant derived from the khat plant (known as “Catha Edullis”) found in the Middle East and Somalia, and is often laced with other deadly drugs, unbeknownst to is users. Flakka effects have been compared to a fusion of crack cocaine, crystal meth, LSD and PCP. “I was an undercover narcotics detective… I have not seen anything like it,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.
Young people are flocking to flakka because it is not only cheap, but offers a sense of euphoria and self-empowerment, while being easily accessible. Young people actually order flakka online and have it delivered to their front doors! It can come in crystalline rock form and can be swallowed or injected, or snorted and vaped in an e-cigarette.
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By Chad Davidson
While all the fuss about Beyonce’s latest visual album, “Lemonade,” has been, “Who was Becky with the good hair?”, (reportedly speaking of someone her husband committed an extra-marital affair with), one thing that might have been missed was the fact that Beyonce does a spoken word performance where she makes mention of using the Bible as a Tampon!
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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