By all accounts, the 2016 presidential campaign has been a very tumultuous one, certainly the most contentious in recent memory. Donald Trump, the one that had been decried by the pundits, written off by the media and eliminated by the polls, defied them all and emerged as the winner. He has now been sworn in as the 45th president of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. He begins his presidency in his customary self-exalted, defiant and controversial manner. Many have claimed that his victory was made possible by their support. But none so passionately
In His last words recorded in the book of Matthew, Jesus Christ admonished his disciples, “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18-20). That admonition is for all His followers throughout the ages. It’s called the Great Commission. From the giving of that commission, almost two
October 31, 1517 was the date. The place was Wittenberg Castle church, Wittenberg, Germany. His name was Martin Luther. Committed to the idea that salvation could be reached through faith in Jesus Christ alone and by God’s divine grace only, Luther vigorously objected to the corrupt practice of selling indulgences by the Roman church. Consequently, he defiantly nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. His singular act is indelibly inscribed in the annals of salvation history as the event that gave birth to the Protestant Reformation. The Church of Rome responded to Luther's Reformation
A storm is coming, relentless in its fury and unimaginable in its scope. The ancient Jewish seer, Daniel, describes it thus, “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time” (Daniel 12:1). Unfortunately, the vast majority of earth’s inhabitants are unaware of the true nature of this conflict of apocalyptic proportions. Even fewer are prepared for what is about to come upon this world as an overwhelming surprise.
In one of His last discourses with His disciples before His crucifixion, Jesus Christ prophesied of the events that would take place just prior to His second coming back to planet earth. When asked by His closest companions what would be the signs of His return, the Savior responded, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:15). He then went on to talk about all the signs that we find so easy to talk about: pestilences, disturbances in the natural elements, and conflict between
The Bible has been remarkably accurate in prophesying the ruling powers of the earth. From the time of the Babylonian Empire to our present day, it boasts of 100% accuracy rate in foretelling the nations that would rule supreme over the human family. Beginning with Babylon, some 600 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, those powers are undeniably identified. They are: Babylon, Media/Persia, Greece, Imperial Rome, the Roman Papacy and the United States of America. But many, clergy, scholars, and laymen are denying America’s role in Bible prophecy. Yet, while many are wondering about, yea speculating, even denying America’s