Blessings in Jesus to all of our brethren with much gratitude in Christ for your prayers and support as we approach the arrival of 2014 and close of the present year (actually the Jews in Moriel observe two New Years, the secular one and Rosh Hashanah and/or the 1st of Nissan).
- What does Paul mean by praying in the Spirit? Eph 6:18 mentions it. Jude mentions it V.20
- Is Praying in the Spirit related to a prayer language 1 Cor 14:14? "For if I pray in a tongue (other language) my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful".
- If it is related to prayer language, and it is a gift of the Spirit, can all believers pray in the Spirit or in a prayer language?
It was with a combination of joy and sadness that we learned of the loss and the gain of our dear friend and sister in Jesus Ruth Hunt, widow of Dave Hunt whom she faithfully stood by in his battle to defend the Body of Christ and proclaim scriptural truth in an age of apostate error.
The last decade of Ruth's life was not easy, as she watched her beloved daughter eventually succumb to a brain cancer and her beloved Dave struggle to hang on his last few years before going home to glory and a well deserved reward. Ruth is now with Jesus , with her daughter, and with Dave. We who remain shall miss her warmth, her smile, and her unyielding commitment to Jesus. I shall on a personal note always recall the tasty salmon dinner she cooked for me at her home on Oregon. The next time I eat with Dave and Ruth will be at The Marriage Supper of The Lamb. In the interim, our loss is her gain.
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
by James Jacob Prasch
John MacArthur now teaches: "Those accepting the mark of the beast and worship the anti Christ can still be saved. Supported by Jimmy DeYoung, this is the exact teaching of John MacArthur on the clip below.
A recent article by a Moriel missionary described the pre-tribulational position of John N. Darby as being demonically deluded.
John Nelson Darby was indeed in our view seriously deluded by the hyper dispensationalism to which he propounded and which factored into his split from the Open Brethren and Plymouth Brethren and has laid the ground work for closed brethren groups such as the Taylorites which we consider to be a cult that is indeed demonic. Darby's hyper dispensational theology, among other problems, carries subtle influences of ancient Marcionism. Darby's erroneous actions have unfortunately and unjustly tarnished the good name and reputation of more scripturally based Brethren groups and of moderate dispensationalists and caused rapture belief itself to be discredited.
It is here in Israel, the land of the scriptures that he loved so much that we just learned that our friend & brother Pastor Chuck Smith went home to glory to be with Jesus.
Ronnie Cohen (the believing tour guide for Pastor Chuck's Israel tours and my own) were informed as we were leading a study tour of Galilee that Chuck went to his Saviour and to his reward after his struggle with lung cancer. While we rejoice for Chuck, for ourselves we received the news with a sense of sincere loss.
I liked Chuck personally and regarded him highly as one of the relatively few Evangelical figures who were willing to reach out to the newly saved hippies coming to Christ though the Jesus Movement and I always valued his support for Israel and The Jews. It was always a blessing and a joy to share conference platforms with such a kind and gracious brother.
We express our condolences to Pastor Chuck's family and especially to Chuck's brother Paul who is a close and trusted friend.
We request prayer for Chuck's family and for the future of Calvary Chapels.
J. Jacob Prasch
NOT REALLY - IT WAS INEVITABLE
Sept 21, 2013
by James Jacob Prasch
To any saved Christian with an ounce of discernment and Holy Spirit illuminated scriptural insight, once the Vatican and the papacy abrogated the historicity of the Genesis creation narrative more than 15 years ago and began to cave in on the issue of Darwinism, it was only a matter of time before the Church of Rome compromised on moral issues such as abortion and homosexuality.
by James Jacob PraschÂ
One of the most common questions we get asked about is things concerning women and the role of women in the church. We want to look at this question both from a Christian perspective and from aÂ Jewish perspective. We want to understand it on more than one dimension, so we'll be looking at some 'daughters of Zion'. I have to begin with a few things that most people already know. Let's look first of all at 1 Corinthians.
Sept 10, 2013
By James Jacob Prash
Â Steve Chalke, Lucy Winkett, and Graham Kendrick gang upon Israel. Â Â
We have long ridiculed the hypocritical idiocy of the left wing press, fundamentalist Islamic interests, the politicians they own in Washington and London, and anti Semites at the targeting of Israel. As no one can contest, Israel simply has by far the best record of human rights (even for homosexuals and lesbians), women's rights, civil rights of free political expression and an independent judiciary, and above all the best Christian rights in the Middle East. Every hypocritical apologist for Islamic terror, every left wing propagandist at the BBC and CNN masquerading as a journalist, and every left wing pseudo-academic parasite masquerading as a scholar, habitually ignores the grossest violations of human rights, civil rights, women's rights, and the unspeakable persecution of Christians throughout the Moslem world and in the Islamic nations surrounding Israel, choosing instead to divert attention away from this reality by designating Israel as a villain.
August 14, 2013
by James Jacob Prasch
A false eschatology that is plainly heretical, potentially cultic and ultimately lethal.
In the last several weeks Moriel has received multiple inquiries and flat out expressions of serious concern regarding the eschatological paradigm of Paine & Ware .
The source of this teaching (which we can only conclude to be erroneous and dangerous) on the important subject of the return of Jesus is the hypothesis postulated by Frank Paine and Arthur Ware in the last century derived from their writings "Restored Vision" andÂ "Miracle of Time".Â Â