An approach was made to someone at a Moriel office concerning a plan to purchase a "refuge" property on a remote island for some kind of eschatological escape haven stating that others known to Moriel may be interested. We are not. Fortunately the Moriel team member whom he contacted ignored his suggestion out of hand as crazy. Others outside of Moriel however, it seems, did not.
Feb 18, 2011
by Pastor Bill Randles
Yesterday a young man quietly stepped out onto a wrestling mat in Iowa and defaulted an opening round match in a tournament that he was highly favored to win. In a prepared, brief and modestly worded statement, He explained that his action was an expression of His christian faith.
January 10, 2011
Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
A study by of the Centre for Migration Policy Research at Swansea University shows that thousands of Britons are converting to Islam every year "“ with more women becoming Muslims than men.
The research suggests that the numbers converting to the religion has doubled by 2010 from the 60,669 converts in 2001.
February 6, 2011
Pastor Bill Randles
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.(2 Timothy 3:1-5)
There is a frightening phenomenon that I have observed lately. I have been seeing the unhappy spectacle of young people, between their teens and early thirties, reared in the evangelical subculture, yet Ã‚Â denying Christ.
My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm. (John 18:36)
These, of course, are the words of Jesus as He stood before the Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Pilate, finding no legal grounds on which to condemn Jesus, tries several times to wiggle his way out of enacting capital punishment before finally giving in to the frenzied Sanhedrin, the ruling Jewish religious establishment who demanded His death. Jesus makes clear that it was the religious leaders -not Pilate- who bore the greater culpability in seeing their own Messiah put to death. The civil government was a tool in the hand of a backslidden religious establishment.
Friday, 24 Dec 2010 03:58 PM
By David A. Patten and Kathleen Walter
As Americans gather with their families to celebrate Christmas, the Rev. Franklin Graham decries the continuing cultural "war" against Christ and his believers.
The campaign against Christianity rages "not just in America, but in many countries around the world," the noted evangelist and son of world-renowned preacher Billy Graham declares during an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV.
Also during his Christmas message to America via Newsmax, Graham reveals that his inspirational father fully intends to return to the pulpit. The last time the elder Graham preached was in July 2006, during a revival at Baltimore's Camden Yards. But Franklin says his father's joy during the Christmas season remains undiminished.
"My father loves Christmas because we're celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, and my father, his entire life has been about sharing this wonderful message of God's love for the world," he says.
Dec 10, 2010
The DVD now goes to the radio station at Everest View Hotel where they have a conversation with Ana (excerpts).
"Anita, it is Silvia, we are listening, we are all here, Rony too, can you hear me?"
Ana responds "I can hear you."
Peter Wagner writes, "a few brief quotes from Ana's report, written in mid-October, will suffice: "God spoke to us that He was going to release judgment upon the iniquity and over the false religious systems of the world. He said that he was going to bring down the foundations of 'Mystery Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots.' [This is the Queen of Heaven. The ancient name of Everest is Sagarmata, meaning "Mother of the Universe."] (Memorandum, Addendum No. 1: The Role of Operation Ice Castle).
Or, the greatest fish story ever told! Part 1
Dec 10, 2010
What if someone said that God told them to climb Mount Everest to battle and defeat one of the greatest of demonic powers on earth? The Lord has asked saints in the past to do things beyond their abilities, and these are recorded in Scripture. So why is this different? Because God instructed Ana Mendez and a team to do something that He does not speak of in His word. To climb a mountain and battle the Queen of heaven. Peter Wagner's apostles and prophets have used this story to promote to the Church their unorthodox teaching of spirit warfare.
Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more. For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God; and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification. So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you. (1 Thessalonians 4:1"“8)
Depending on your choice of Bible translation, the word "sanctify" and all of its related variations appear throughout Scripture approximately 65 times. The specific variant "sanctification", however, appears only 8 times, 3 of which are clustered together in these few verses where Paul connects it with the exhortation, ""¦how you ought to walk and please God". Do churches still preach and teach about sanctification? Because if they do, I am finding it difficult to believe that they are emphasizing the biblical aspect of pursuing sexual morality. In the past 20 years studies have repeatedly proven there is no longer a statistical difference on any issue of sexual immorality ranging from divorce to adultery to homosexuality between those who say they regularly attend church and those who do not. Who, exactly, is still in pursuit of biblical sanctification?