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  "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. "
2 Peter 1:20-21

Do You Need A Change?

 Who is your Lord?

Yesterday I had to take my children into town for a doctor’s appointment and we were listening to Steven Curtis Chapman’s song titled “The Change”. The lyrics of this song have always spoken to me and challenged me. In the lyrics of the song, Steven talks about having a Christian key chain, bumper sticker, clothes and so on. But then the song asks the question even though that stuff is all well and good what about the change?


In The Midst Of The Storm

 Life lessons from Hurricane Rita

The Lord has been showing me something the last few days in reflecting on the last week or so in my life. Seems to be something really awesome that He is showing me though I admit that I am still somewhat trying to figure it all out. Exactly one week ago tomorrow evening I had to spend all night in the car driving sixteen hours to flee from Hurricane Rita. Funny thing about a long road trip, it gives you a lot of time to think and especially a road trip that starts around six o'clock in the evening and does not end until almost ten o'clock the next morning....

S.J. Black

When Life Brings You Down

 Do you need glasses to see your way clear?

There are times when I'm cruising through life and everything seems just peachy. Things are good with work, my family and my friends. Life couldn't be better and it's like I'm coasting on automatic, enjoying the scenery. WHAM! Then, seemingly from out of nowhere, life throws me a curveball. My routine gets disrupted, my life gets turned upside down, my emotions are all over the map and my attitude gets just plain rotten. Or when I start to get into a slump because things just aren't going well in my life and I just can't seem to count my blessings.....

Nicole Boedeker

Discuss, Never Argue

 The difference between an Argument and a Discussion

There are some personalities that can be labeled as argumentative and that shows in their behavior and relationships. Arguments can be avoided and a lot of heartache prevented by being a little careful. The best way to win an argument is to avoid it. An argument is one thing you will never win. If you win, you lose; if you lose, you lose. If you win an argument but lose a good job, customer, friend or marriage, what kind of victory is it? Pretty empty....

P. Paulraj

Lessons From Athens


When asked his opinion, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill famously replied, "Democracy is the worst form of government -- except for all those others that have been tried." Nowhere is the truth of Churchill's statement more evident than in the non-existent state of......

Jack Kinsella

The Father Who Loves Us

 God provides...

This past weekend I was busy with the task of keeping our children busy while my wife ran some of the errands that we do not have time to take care of during the week. The boys love to play sports like baseball, basketball, soccer and so forth. At four years old they are not exactly going to enter professional sports anytime soon but they sure love to play anyway......


Lost Gizmo

 How to live an abundant life

More often than not, on weekdays I leave my office at five o'clock and go to pick up our boys from their school that is not very far up the road from my office. The situation we currently have is wonderful because the boys' school is only five minutes from the house so we often have time to play in the front yard when we arrive home each day. This past Friday, we were playing baseball in the front yard while we were waiting.......


Ever Been Through A Valley?

 Out in the 'wilderness'

Have you ever been in a valley or a period of time when you have to really struggle in your walk with the Lord? These are some very difficult times and we all encounter them. If you are a believer long enough you are almost guaranteed that sooner or later you will hit a valley or a time of trial.....


Be Careful What You Wish For

 Seeking God's will

Since becoming a father I have learned that the term, "some assembly required" might as well be a four-letter word. Ask anyone who has been a father for long and they will tell you that these three particular words grouped together has a tendency to make them cringe.


Got Worries?

 Seeking God's will

One thing that I never know for certain is whether or not the articles that are written for the website help anyone along in their walk with the Lord by teaching them something or encouraging them.......


Council Of Men Or Council Of God


Several months ago my wife and I decided to go in search of a new church and started visiting a church in our area. We had some concern that our children who are three-year-old twins might not do so well with a Sunday morning service. We had been going on Saturday night because having all day Saturday to let them burn off energy before going to church seemed to make them much more manageable when it was time to go to church and for the teachers in the children's area.


What does it mean when Christians say, "God is Love"?


"Beloved, let us love one another; for Love is of God, and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is Love."1 John 4:7-8, KJV

Love is one of the central Christian theme and a message upon which Christianity pivots. The above verse is a clear indicator that love in itself is not limited and that God Himself is love (agape). The verse in question does not say that 'God is the love'.


Are You A Duck Or A Dog?


Years ago, my parents and I used to go visit a friend that lived way out in the country from time to time.We would go to "the ranch" during the summer to go fishing and then to go hunting in the winter. On occasion we would go up just for the heck of it and spend the day helping work the cattle


The Defeated Christian

 The guilt factor

You've all seen him. The defeated Christian. The guy who tries and tries, but after being saved for thirty years, he still hasn't quit smoking. Instead, he hides his cigarettes before coming to church and won't get too close when shaking your hand for fear you'll smell the smoke on him.

Jack Kinsella

How Are We Saved?

 By Faith or Works

Recently, one person asked if we as Christians are still required to keep the laws in the Torah. Another person a few days later asked me if we are saved by grace through faith or by faith plus works. Then someone asked several days ago about the person who professes to be a Christian but lives his or her life in a deplorable manner.


How To Cripple A Church?

 The Ecumenical Movement

Zechariah 14:9"And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one." It really disturbs me to see how the enemy uses unity to marry the church to the world, all that is needed is compromise and taking God's Word out of context.

Lou Talley

Is Pride A Serious Sin?

 The sin of pride

My family and I moved into the house in which we are currently living a little over two years ago. As with any house you purchase from someone else, there is a period of time where you have to get settled and fix things up the way you like or want them to be. You know things like adding a flowerbed or maybe re-painting a room to a color you like.


Letter To a Skeptic

 Hal answers a skeptic

I recently received a letter from someone who saw a broadcast of my television program, The International Intelligence Briefing, on TBN. According to my correspondent, I'd have to be an idiot to put my faith in the Bible.

Hal Lindsey

Departing From the Faith, Our First Love

 When God chastens

Revelation 3: 19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent." As I review my life over the last few years I often wonder why I am not dead meat already. Hebrews 12:8 "But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons." God's crippling of me has always been mixed with mercy and was geared to bring me back to that place I departed from -- my first love, Revelation 2:4 "Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love."


Repent Or Perish

 It's important to witness

Over the last several weeks, I have been working on painting the interior of my house and have become prone to turning on the evening news, while I paint. Ordinarily, I keep up with the current news for the most part, however, I watch the news if for no other reason than for the fact that I also study Bible prophecy. And as a prophecy student, I have noticed that one does not have to watch the news for very long these days to find the end-times prophecy beginning to come to pass.

Commentary - S.J. Black

Who are you putting first?

 "It is time you make a decision"

Several years ago you could not go to a Christian meeting or fellowship with other believers without hearing or seeing the question, "What would Jesus Do?"
I recall, that at the time, this was a "hot item" and people had everything you can imagine from bumper stickers to bracelets to coffee mugs, reflecting this question. Many a places the entire question would also be substituted by its acronym - "WWJD?"

Commentary - S.J. Black

The Murder Of Nick Berg

Nick Berg was murdered in Iraq by al-Qaida thugs following the decision by CBS News to air a series of disgusting photographs depicting U.S. forces humiliating Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison.

Hal Lindsey

Surrendering To God

 "The Lord sets prisoners free"

It has been really funny for me to watch my children, since becoming a father. Some of the things that children do from time to time are so humorous that you cannot help but laugh. Even say for example when they are feeding the dog Jell-O and you know you shouldn't be laughing.

Commentary - S.J. Black

How Great Thou Art!

 What an awesome and wonderful God we serve

This past Saturday my wife and I took our twins to the assisted living facility in which my grandmother is currently living. It gives us a good excuse to get the twins out of the house and the elderly folks there really enjoy seeing two toddlers running around and playing. You can see the resident's faces brighten and start glowing with joy when they come around the corner to see two young children coming their way.

Commentary - S.J. Black

Al-Qaida Barks, The Spanish Fly

 Spain dances to al-Qaeda's tune

AFTER A terrorist attack by al-Qaida that left hundreds of their fellow countrymen dead, Spanish voters immediately voted to give the terrorists what they want -- a Socialist government that opposes America's war on terrorism. Al-Qaida has changed a government.

Ann Coulter

Developing An Intimate Relationship With God

 Do you desire a truly intimate relationship with God?

Something that I speak about frequently in the Bible study class that I teach is the concept of "religion" verses "relationship." This is a topic that I consider incredibly important and look for reasons or ways to work it into the various lessons....

Commentary - S.J. Black

The Amazing Accuracy of Ezekiel

 Ezekiel wrote of Israel's regathering in the last days

"And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates. . .(Ezekiel 38:11) Some two hundred years after the political subdivision called the 'Kingdom of Israel' was destroyed by Sargon II, the prophet Ezekiel from the Southern Kingdom of Judah wrote from exile in Babylon.

Jack Kinsella

God Is In Control

 Trust in Him, always!

Have you ever had "one of those days?" Yesterday was just that sort of day around the office where I work. Yesterday basically started out bad and got worse as the day progressed. First, my co-worker's daughter called to say that she was in the hospital and would not be coming to work for at least several days. It turns out that my co-worker had a mild heart-attack the prior evening......

Commentary - S.J. Black

The Greatest Story Seldom Told

The Bible is under attack, as it has been since it was first compiled, but with a special fervor and intensity unique to this generation. What makes this generation unique is that the principle attackers are believers themselves. It is possible to be a believer in the Bible and not be a Christian, although it doesn't seem so until you think about it.

Jack Kinsella

The savaging of America's foundation

 "Wake up Americans, God is giving us His last warnings"

Though it has been said many times – much more eloquently than I can say it – America's first foundational premise is that there is a Creator-God, and it is this Creator-God who alone gives mankind his rights, not human government. Governments that grant them (Such as the United Nations) can also take them away. But God-given rights take precedence over any government. This is the entire basis of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

Hal Lindsey

Are you making a difference?

 A challenge to all Christians

Are you making a difference in the world in which we all have to live? I have found that I often ask myself this question or that the Holy Spirit is challenging me with this question.

Commentary - S.J. Black

Why Israel?

Suicide Bomber Blows Up Bus in Jerusalem, 20 Dead." "Israelis Bulldoze Suspected Terror Hideouts in Gaza." "Hamas Leader Vows More Attacks to Come." We wake up to headlines like these almost every day. Imagine living them. Israelis and Palestinians inhabit a world that seems trapped in rage and violence, with no way out. For Israel, the troubles began with its birth in 1948; ever since, the Jewish state has been targeted by Middle East neighbors for annihilation.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

Church of the Laodiceans

 Get off the fence!

Revelation 3:15 "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot."

Look at the church today. I have never seen this verse proven so clearly as it is now. No one, in general, preaches Christ and Him crucified anymore. That may offend someone. We just can't offend anymore. We might lose a church member: of course, that is the only thing that counts today -- How many people do we have in church.

Kye Harris

The American Tragedy

 Removal of '10 commandments' monument

Hal Lindsey The controversy in Alabama over the display of the Ten Commandments in one of its courthouses has brought to light a deep schism in the very moral fabric of the American people. The schism has been growing for some time. But this incident served to bring out into the open the rapidly accelerating departure from the morals and convictions of our founding fathers.

Commentary - Hal Lindsey

Do You Believe In Astrology?

 The choice is yours!

Though most of the people who believe in astrology are illiterate, it is observed that educated people the world over have started asking each other what sign they were born under? Astrological literature is flourishing as never before. Many scientists and investigators are quietly gathering astrological data and testing them in various fields. Astrology originated when man's knowledge of astronomy and the universe was presumably wrong. Hence astrological calculations were arrived on wrong data.

Commentary - P.Paulraj

The Bishop of New Hampshire

 Homosexuality in Church

Jack Kinsella The recent elevation of an Anglican priest to the post of Bishop has sent shockwaves through the Anglican Church, not to mention stunning the true Church -- those Christians of all denominations who put their trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation. It made headlines world-wide, like; "Kenya's Anglican Church Angered by Consecration of Homosexual Bishop in US" (VOA) and "Asian Anglicans Dismayed at Election of Homosexual Bishop" (Cybercast News Service).

Commentary - Jack Kinsella

Where Headlines and Prophecy Meet

  On The Brink?

Jack Kinsella Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Preferring to deal with one crisis at a time is entirely reasonable -- but not always possible. To do that effectively, it is necessary to secure t he cooperation of one or more opponents, but it doesn't look like that cooperation is forthcoming. Both Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong Il seem determined to push Washington to the limit and see what happens. It is fairly clear at this point what will happen regarding Iraq. Saddam's days are numbered, with or without UN participation!

Commentary - Jack Kinsella

Research Supports 'Living Together' Before Deciding To Marry

 'Try before you buy'

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

A new research by David de Vaus, of the Australian Institute of Family Studies has concluded that it is good to audition a potential matrimony partner before tying the knot.
"Given that people have had a trial first, you would think that would weed out people who were not going to work in a marriage" - David de Vaus

Source: The Australian

An Open Letter To Hollywood

 Finding it hard to get work, lately?

Jack Kinsella Monday, February 10, 2003

Dear Hollywood Stars:

I'd like to thank you for all your comments concerning American foreign policy and commend you on your civic concern. I'd like to. But I can't. Here's why. You don't know what you are talking about. You really don't. You can't speak for the average American, since you don't know him. He doesn't live on your street. Honest.

Commentary - Jack Kinsella

We owe it to history

 The toothless irrelevance of the United Nations

Thursday, February 06, 2003

The famous quote -- "One thing man learns from history is that man learns nothing from history" -- is brought back into our memory when we recall how the 'League of Nations' that was formed after the World War I to prevent another World War, was sitting like a mere 'spectator' when Japanese, Italians and Germans showed their clandestine ways in the years preceding to World War II. The UN doesn't seem to get it!

Commentary - Hal Lindsey

US Presents Case Against Iraq To UN

 Colin Powell : Iraq Guilty of 'Active and Systematic' Evasion

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Secretary of State Colin Powell used electronic intercepts, satellite photographs and other intelligence resources to make the case to the UN Security Council. Powell opened with a warning. "I cannot tell you everything I know but what I can share with you is deeply troubling".

Omega Letter

What Was Balaam Riding?

 ...And Jimmy Carter Spoke

Jack Kinsella Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Former President Jimmy Carter has continued his criticism of the Bush administration this week, complaining that while the administration is busy making war plans with Iraq, the war with al-Qaeda has 'slipped right off the radar.' The former president is still smarting over -- and blaming George Bush for, his being the recipient of the Nobel Booby Prize. Carter was selected to receive the Nobel Peace Prize not so much because he deserved it, but as an anti-Bush political statement.

Commentary - Jack Kinsella

What If Oil Is Discovered In Israel?

 The Gog-Magog Invasion

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Enormous strategic changes may take place in Middle East soon. If Saddam Hussein follows form, he will blow up a good part of the world’s proven oil reserves as his final act. Remember, he defiantly blew up many Kuwaiti oil wells while his troops were being routed.

Commentary - Hal Lindsey

President Bush's 'State of the Union' Address

 The World Reacts

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

The 'State of the Union' address had a worldwide reaction since the speech centered around Iraq. While many European countries welcomed the Iraq issue skepticly countries like Australia and Japan were more receptive. Here are some of the comments made by various leaders after the Presidential address.

Omega Letter

French Anti-Semitism Continues to Worry French Jewry

 Anti-Semitism becoming 'Politically Correct'

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Roger Cukierman, head of the CRIF (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France)told in an interview that 'anti-Americanism and anti-globalisation among French leftists had tipped into anti-Zionism, and was skidding towards anti-Semitism'.

Omega Letter

The Fuse of Armageddon

 "And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces......." Zechariah 12:3

Hal Lindsey Best-selling author, Hal Lindsey in this three part series discusses the reason behind the explosive Middle East situation. As per Bible Prophecy Jerausalem and Temple Mount play a key role in the 'last days'. Hal explores the past, present and the future of this city keeping both Historical and Biblical perspective in mind. The part I of this series sheds light on the historical aspect of both Temple mount and Jerusalem, part II explains as to why Jerusalem is a holy city for Jews and part III deals with Islamic claims to this city.

The Fuse Of Armageddon - Part I
The Fuse Of Armageddon - Part II
The Fuse Of Armageddon - Part III

Commentary - Hal Lindsey

The Greatest Christmas Gift

 It Keeps on Giving!

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Every year as the Christmas season approaches we try to assimilate ourselves into the 'Christmas spirit', falling back into nostalgia and recalling the good times we use to have when we were kids. We try to keep up with all our family traditions followed through generations. No matter what, Christmas is not Christmas if there are no gifts, no celebrations, no wine and no Christmas dinner. Are we getting so carried away with traditions and celebrations, that we are losing the true meaning of Christmas?

Christmas Commentary

Christmas is all about JESUS

UN Weapons Inspection Team In Iraq

 Will the teams be successful in disarming Iraq?

Thursday, November 28, 2002

The UN monitoring, verification and inspection commission (UNMOVIC) and International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) joint inspection teams are now in Iraq after about 4 years. The team arrives in Baghdad with a tough new UN Resolution, with any 'material breach' invoking a swift military action against Iraq. Will the current team under Hans Blix be successful or we will see the repeat of what we saw from 1991-98? It is imperative that we understand Iraq's history with the previous UNSCOM team, before we draw any conclusion.

Weapons Inspectors and Iraq - Part 1
Weapons Inspectors and Iraq - Part 2

Omega Letter

Chretien Praises Bush: ''He's Not a Moron''

 Calls President Bush his 'friend'

Jack Kinsella Friday, November 22, 2002

Canada and the United States are increasingly becoming two nations separated by a common language. For example, the recent remark by a top aide to Prime Minister Jean Chretien at the NATO summit. Françoise Ducros, Chretien's director of communications, reportedly called President George Bush 'a moron' during a briefing with reporters.

Commentary - Jack Kinsella

States In India To Prevent Religious Conversions

 Indian Christians face a unique challenge to evangelise

An ordinance banning 'forced conversions' was recently passed by the southern state of Tamilnadu in India. Many other states are following suit. This law is waiting to be misused by people with vested interests since it does not have a clear defination. Christians represent 2.3% of one billion population of India and are a minority religion. This ordinance adds fuel to fire, to an already persecuted religion in India.


Canadian Parliament: What Is Bill C-415?

 A bill that could make certain portions of the Bible as 'hate literature'

Bill C-415 if passed could prosecute faith groups that oppose homosexuality. A dangerous tool, that could be used by gays on slightest provocation. This Bill amends the section of the criminal code where an individual could be imprisoned for promoting genocide and hatred, directed against an 'identifiable group' based on their sexual orientation. This could also impact radio and television broadcasting, e-mail and internet from outside of Canada. How much is an average Canadian informed about this issue? This Bill, if passed can change the face of Canadian society.


HALLOWEEN: What We Should Know

 Discover the true origins of Halloween

Halloween is now, a multi billion dollar merchandiser market, a festival that is considered as one of the holiest day by Druids, Satanists, Witches and Pagans alike. Halloween is the ancient festival of Samhain which was traditionally observed about 4,000 years ago. The festival has its root in Satanism, Sorcery and Witchcraft. Halloween is a challenging time for Christians with children and can lead an individual into the darker realms of the spirit world. It is a parent's responsibilty to decide whether or not they should allow their child to glorify occult.


Is The Bible True?

 Most Christian Ministers think otherwise

Is Bible, the inspired word of God? There are varied views on this subject. For centuries people have debated this topic over and over. Non-believers who have had nothing to do with Christianity have upheld and promoted the view of 'Biblical Errancy'. But it is striking to note that even Christians have started to deny the 'inerrancy of scriptures'. A poll conducted in the U.S. in 1960's surveyed 10,000 pastors, out of which about 75% replied. The question asked was, "whether they believed that the Old and New Testament Scriptures were the 'inspired and inerrant Word of God in faith, history and secular matters'," to which 95 percent Episcopalians, 87 percent Methodists and 82 percent Presbyterians replied "NO". And that was the 60's!!

David Kupelian

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