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Subtitle: Apostasy In The Church Is Rampant--And According To Bible Prophecy, It Is A Sign That The Antichrist Is Scheduled To Appear Next. If You Are Not A Believer In Jesus Christ And Trusting Him As Your Personal Lord And Savior, We Beg You To Pay Attention To This Article

Christendom continues to shatter into innumerable factions and sects, with professing "brethren" becoming more and more strident in their condemnation of all who would dare to disagree with their particular beliefs. Living by faith has been largely supplanted by an experience-driven "feel good about yourself" quest for the miraculous. Promises of health and wealth--both of which are totally foreign to New Testament teaching--are being touted far and wide as applicable to the Church. Many unscrupulous preachers/evangelists are, quite literally, becoming rich by pandering to this vulnerability of the flesh and false teaching is rampant. Judging by our e-mail, the number of unbelievers expressing ridicule at what they see taking place is steadily climbing and the overall spiritual influence of the Church in society is at an all-time low.  So for that reason, it is to those unbelievers we wish to direct the following comments.

First of all, we want to apologize on behalf of Christians everywhere for our collective lack of a credible testimony for Christ. Our lives are supposed to be above reproach, so that no one can point to our sinful failures as being "proof" that we are phonies. We are supposed to love our brothers and sisters in Christ and not fight among ourselves--exchanging angry words and pronouncing imprecations upon those who may disagree with our particular theological views--if necessary, agreeing to disagree, rather than being downright disagreeable. But the sad fact is that these things (along with many more) are ruining our credibility before an unbelieving world and we can only hang our heads in shame. We do not deserve your forgiveness, but we humbly ask that you look past our human failures to the message we desperately want to share.

The late Indian statesman, Ghandi, once said that the biggest problem he had with Christianity was Christians! And unfortunately, his astute observation makes sense, because none of us are likely buy a new product from someone who does not use it himself. But as lame as it undoubtedly sounds, we want to make the point that only a relative few of those who profess Christ actually possess Christ! You see, the technical definition of a Christian is not one who merely professes faith in, and tries to follow the teachings of, Jesus Christ. No, a genuine Christian--according to the Bible explanation of the term--is one who has experienced a supernatural spiritual regeneration (been "born again") and in whom the Holy Spirit of God literally resides. This spiritual transformation is then validated in the life of the believer through a life-long process of becoming more like Jesus Christ! His/her testimony will not always be perfect because the old sinful nature we were all born with is not eradicated by the new birth experience and the Christian life is actually a constant struggle to overcome our natural inclinations (the flesh) by the spiritual power given to us by the Holy Spirit. But upon close inspection, those who "have the right stuff" will prove by their daily lives that a higher power motivates and sustains them. So please do not judge all by the actions and failures of the many--even though it is often very hard not to do so.

Almost lost in the controversy and hype surrounding that which passes for Christianity today is a very simple message--one that is both supernatural and irresistable to those destined to heed its call. It it outlined in 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, but briefly stated it is this: Jesus Christ died for the sins of His people, was buried and remained three days and nights in the grave, after which He was resurrected by God! All of this is said to be "according to the Scriptures." In other words, details of the Messiah's life, death, and resurrection were scattered throughout the Old Testament, but did not come into complete focus until after the fact--with staggering theological implications! Through the once-for-all sacrifice of God's Son, Jesus Christ, the spiritual perfection required by God of anyone who would stand in His holy presence was supplied. Salvation is unobtainable by any other means because perfection is obviously not possible for sinful humans. The prerequisite of perfection totally rules out all man-made religions, because personal works ("do this, or don't do that" in order to get to heaven) is the common thread tying them all together. And if the Bible teaches anything, it is that works avail us nothing--as far as salvation is concerned. Ephesians 2:8-9 says,

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast" (KJV, emphasis mine).

Salvation is a gift and freely given to all those whom God has chosen to save. Are you among that number? If you are, the Gospel message (the "good news") contained in 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (as described above) will dog your every step until you surrender to its call. You may run from it, but you cannot hide! Its supernatural power will penetrate your very being and even disturb your sleep, forcing  you to wrestle with its profound truths. Salvation comes when you surrender and call upon the Lord in belief--placing your complete faith and trust in His loving hands.

We believe that time is rapidly running out on life as we have known and enjoyed it! Angry forces are obviously at work around the world fomenting a level of unrest and dissatisfaction never before seen in human history. Ancient hatreds are being fanned into a white-hot fevor, while the spectre of a nuclear exchange is once again headline news. Disease is now being used as a weapon of war and the threat of annihilation is being talked about openly. It is no longer a matter of if terrorism will stike America and the rest of the world, but when and what the next target will be. For these reasons, we have an urgent desire to tell you about the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.We cannot save you and we cannot use logic and reason to convince you of your spiritual condition, but we can expose you to the supernatural "magnet" of God's loving call. And whether you realized it or not, we have just done so! May God see fit to save your eternal soul is our prayer.

If you have been born again and received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.

If you have never placed your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior, but have come to sense His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to receive His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you truly believe in Him as Lord and Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually. If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.

We hope you have been blessed by this ministry, which seeks to educate and warn people, so that they can see the coming New World Order—Kingdom of Antichrist—in their daily news.

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