Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Why Scripture Matters

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and  training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:14, 16-17 NIV

With that Scripture quote alone we don't even need to write another word for it supports itself.

But I think I'll write a bit more about how how beautiful it is to live and breathe God in your heart by studying His Word through the Bible.

When you become a true born-again Christian, your life will change magnificently.

When you've been touched by God, you will only want to know EVERYTHING about Him.

It's almost like oxygen for you.

You breathe in from the Bible each day.

You listen to chosen sermons each day.

A lot of those had been carefully selected for use on this blog.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, the one Christ left us with, to teach us:

15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."

John 14:15-18 NIV

I've also found that people who are in Christ tend to find each other and God connects us effortlessly.

You will find yourself with a new circle of friends who are so much like you -- loving God above all.

And all because you sought God and wanted to learn more about Him.

13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.

Jeremiah 29:13-14 NIV

You will also find, from reading Scriptures and loving God with all your heart, that you've become humble and teachable.

Also, you will see the world for what it is:

On Not Loving the World

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

1 John 2:15-17 NIV

The greatest wisdom is that which comes from the Word of God -- JESUS

How else have I come to know all these but through the Bible and through the various teachers I've featured on this blog?

Have a teachable heart.

Open your heart to Jesus, through God's Scriptures.

Your life will be as you never knew it before.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Why Study Bible Prophecy At All?


Why does Bible Prophecy matter?

Why study it at all?

What made me get into it?

After watching Dr. David R. Reagan's two videos on "rebellious" America, something was triggered in me to focus on Bible Prophecy.

Sure, I was a baby Christian, hardly even a day old then, but I was magnetized to study Bible Prophecy.

When you are intrigued or interested in something -- as if a "call" had been sounded -- you don't even think how difficult or challenging it may be.

That never even occurred to me, for I've been a relentless reader, writer, student, and researcher on matters of the self and soul since I was a child -- what more when it was a question of knowing more about God and Christ's Prophecies -- something I'd waited for all my life?

I personally felt the urgency of the times. I'm just blessed to be here on time to tell you these things, even as many have gone on before me.

On 6 September 2019, I felt I was in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing -- focusing on God, Christ, the Bible, and Bible Prophecy.

Forty-five days later, today, my zeal has grown even more.

Sure, unbelievers will call us "nuts" like how John MacArthur once wondered about how people call end times ministers "Grape Nuts" (how it ought to be one or the other).

Thanks to internet evangelist, Nathan Jones, a colleague of Dr. David R. Reagan, the short (a little over five minutes) video will give you a quick run-through of the importance of studying Bible Prophecy.

When else will you do so?

When it's too late?

I've made my decision first week of September 2019.

And there was no turning back after that.

Every day merely showed how little I knew and that it was time to catch up.

Read the Bible.

It will tell you everything you know, for it's God's Word.

It's time to learn more about 27% of the Bible -- Prophecies.

"...worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."


Revelation 19:10 NIV

Saturday, October 19, 2019

On the Question of Suffering and Evil


It's a fair question, and a very common one at that, when people who are in pain and suffering (or even those so ready to mock God and Christians), ask, "If God is so good why is there suffering in the world?"

True believers of God and those who read the Bible cringe at such unbelief challenging the love and power of God.

But like I said, it's a fair question in this world of many religions.

We do have free will:


15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”


Joshua 24:15 NIV

How we exercise that free will is another story.

To put things in perspective, John MacArthur says there are no "good" people, in answer to that popular book, "When Bad Things Happen to Good People".

Do you believe there are no good people?

I do, because the Bible tells me so.

Here's God to tell you Himself, thus the Flood:

5 The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.

Genesis 6:5 NIV

And after the Flood, here's what God says:

21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

Genesis 8:21 NIV

The Bible -- the infallible Word of God -- is proof positive of man's perpetual sinfulness.

The Bible doesn't mock our fallibility, otherwise God wouldn't have sent His Son, Jesus, to save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:16-17 NIV

It takes a humble heart to know Christ.

And let's face it: we are an ungrateful lot.

When you really care to know God in full, you will eagerly and happily listen to His Words, become obedient, and trusting.

You will also be faithful and devoted to His Word.

And the Bible carries all the answers to any and every question the human race has.

Jesus offers us comfort in our times of difficulties.

He says:

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

So, there's really no need to lament, accuse, blame, or give up.

Christ is in charge.

The only question has always been:

Have we received Him?


To protect ourselves from evil, we can do what my Bible teacher friend recommends from the ever-wiser King Solomon:

“…Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.”

Ecclesiastes 12:13. NIV


(Verses sourced from biblegateway.com)

How Not To Be Bewitched By False Doctrines


"Most churches in our society are bewitched," says John MacArthur.

He says "bewitched" means "charmed, fascinated in a misleading way, related to spells, sorcery, and demon power".

He also quotes Galatians 3:3-6 NIV here:


Faith or Works of the Law

3 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?[a] 4 Have you experienced[b] so much in vain—if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? 6 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

If we are true followers of Christ and lovers of God, we must be on that straight and narrow path and get them right for now is the time to do so, more than at any other time in our lives.

It is the Holy Spirit who leads us to truth for He is the "Spirit of Truth". Here's what Jesus says:

26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.


John 14:26 NIV

Further, this is how the Holy Spirit can help us in our search for God's Truth:

13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

John 16:13 NIV

We really have to be careful of all those false prophets as Jesus' Second Coming comes near. Here are several important verses from Bible Study Tools:

True and False Prophets

15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

True and False Disciples

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

The Wise and Foolish Builders

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

Matthew 7:15-29 NIV

As John MacArthur says, "Satan snatches the seed" before it has been given a chance to grow -- thus, the Gospel doesn't take root in us.

But there is a solution: we can have spiritual discernment through the Holy Spirit. Jesus made sure of that.


(All other verses from biblegateway.com)

Thursday, October 17, 2019

David Wilkerson on "Witchcraft in the Church"


The Holy Spirit had been leading me to many wonderful pastors and preachers of great dedication and precision for over a month now.

One I had been studying the past couple of days was David Wilkerson.

(The link was sourced from Dr. David R. Reagan's "Christ in Prophecy" site.)

The fiery preacher David Wilkerson has this to say about how witchcraft has infiltrated the church in insidious ways.

He also shared an important verse from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible where the word "witchcraft" was used:

22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.


1 Samuel 15:22-23 KJV

The late David Wilkerson* cautions us to be careful and have a "spirit of discernment" even as he says:

"Demons cannot co-exist with the presence of Christ."

(KJV verse source: biblegateway.com)
*News of David Wilkerson's death from Palestine Herald-Press.

What is God's Will For Us?


There is something very strange and yet very beautiful going on.

That's been the case since I first became a born-again Christian on 6 September 2019.

The dreams changed, the feelings changed, the practices changed, the studies changed, my days have changed.

And today, I was happily surprised that my Bible teacher friend shared the quote above, and to think I had just discovered Greg Laurie a couple of days ago.

My friend's Laurie quote EXACTLY matches the video I had been studying yesterday, something on knowing what God's Will is for us so it's most timely I incorporate both on this blog post.



I like pastor's Laurie approach of taking us to those places (this one filmed in Greece) where we can learn relevant Bible phrases and teachings, pretty much like Dr. David R. Reagan's many videos.

This method is effective in rounding out our education -- a great aid for baby Christians like myself.

In this video, pastor Laurie says:

"God's plan for you is better than your plan for yourself."


Another beautiful verse that pastor Laurie used in the video can be found here:


A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.


Romans 12:1-2 NIV

(Scripture source: biblegateway.com)

Friday, October 11, 2019

"Saved By Grace, Not By Good Works"


How the Bible corrects us so!

Many Roman Catholics think that by doing good works they can be saved.

But that's how their church has led them to believe, based on their catechism.

Biblical Christians, those who are faithful to God's Word, learn differently.


8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

That verse (and the title of this post) is constantly used by Mike Gendron in correcting Roman Catholics, of which I once was, as Mike Gendron was once, too.

How humbling to be corrected by the Bible, the Word of God!

20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.


Righteousness Through Faith
21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:20-24 NIV

Another verse, proof of God's Grace, to enlighten us:

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:4  NIV

This is also how we can strengthen our hearts in God:

9 Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so.

Hebrews 13:9 NIV

Scripture really has much to teach us.

Please open your heart to God's True Teachings from the Bible.

(NIV verses obtained from biblestudytools.com)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Israel is God's Elect



A few days ago, I encountered the videos of John MacArthur, and have loved listening to his many teachings.

For this particular post, I will share some videos showing proof of how Israel had always been God's "elect" -- His chosen nation with whom He has made Covenants with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David.

John MacArthur is adamant that we must get Israel right, and he says it beautifully:


"If you get your eschatology right, you get Israel right. 
If you get Israel right, you get your eschatology right."

What is eschatology?

It's been called the "science of last things".

Other pastors call it the "end times".

Let John MacArthur show you how Israel figures in God's Plan through the other five videos below:











You may also want to read the following related posts on Dr. David R. Reagan, Israel, and the end times:

"Israel: God's Nation"

"The Mountains of Jerusalem"

"On Walking Through the Old City of Jerusalem"

"On the Eastern Gate in Prophecy"

If you also want to know how Israel had been manipulated by other nations, taking most of her land, click the article below:

"Promises and Betrayals Regarding Britain and the Holy Land"

Monday, October 7, 2019

On Knowing the Enemy of Christ


Who do you think is the enemy of Christ?


We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

1 John 5:19 NIV 

You are not battling flesh and blood:

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Ephesians 6:12-13

You must also remain vigilant for he waits in ambush:

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

1 Peter 5:8-10

He is also a counterfeit to the True God, and will constantly confuse people:

By blinding the minds of men to the true gospel of God, Satan has set himself up as a counterfeit of the Creator God. As the prince of the power of the air, he broadcasts his evil, rebellious attitudes to all humanity, and except for a few whom God has called out of his deceptions, the whole world lives under his sway

2 Corinthians 4:4

He is on a rampage right now, quadrupling his efforts, for he knows the Time of God is near:

Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”

Revelation 12:12

Be not afraid, though.

All you need to do is put on the full "Armor of God" and remember this verse:

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

James 4:7

The Four R's of a True Believer of Christ


Being a baby Christian and a researcher on all things Christ -- while remaining true to the Gospel -- I've found that simplifying my own studies helps.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, I wanted to write about the four R's that will help baby Christians or those who may have lost their way.

Please click the four R's to view related articles:

1. Repentance.
We must accept our own sinfulness and be repentant of all our lost ways, thoughts, words, and actions.

2. Reconciliation.
The true believer wishes to form a new relationship with Christ after greater understanding.

4. Reliance.
Having been corrected, the true believer will only want to rely on the Gospel as the Word of God.

5. Robustness.
Those who love Christ will only receive protection from the "Armor of God" through His Word.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

An Urgent Message For Roman Catholics



To be unpopular is a given when you serve Christ:

Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.


Luke 6:22 NIV

You can imagine the reaction and anger you will be getting from Roman Catholics when you share Mike Gendron's video above, "Roman Catholics Worship a Counterfeit Christ and Gospel While Denying 'Christ Alone'" as featured by Christian Answers TV (CAnswers TV).

But does it really matter? 

If you are a Roman Catholic or from another religion, you must view the video above and see how seriously the Gospel of Jesus has been perverted and must review your own doctrines and traditions as well.

I am all for that which is totally of Christ in His Grace and Precision.

The material below, provided by Larry Wessels of CAnswers TV, was totally sourced from the introduction of the YouTube video above.

For centuries the Roman Catholic religion said a person could not own a Bible & if they did they could not have their sins forgiven. One reason for this is the simple fact that Roman Catholicism does not teach what the Bible teaches. The Bible actually exposes Romanism as a counterfeit religion pretending to be authentic Christianity (2Cor. 11:4). For over 34 years, Evangelist Mike Gendron was a devout Roman Catholic and a strong defender of the "one true church." He was taught from a very early age, to trust and rely on the church, its priests, the sacraments and his own good works for salvation. However in 1981 while attending an evangelical seminar, he realized the Bible is the supreme authority for knowing truth. His new excitement and hunger for the inspired word of God led him to help organize the very first Scripture Study at a Catholic Church in Dallas. Mike soon realized that many of the teachings and traditions of the Catholic religion were not found in the Bible. After more study he discovered the Roman Catholic plan of salvation was diametrically opposed to the Gospel of grace revealed in the Bible. Savior. After discerning that God seeks worshipers in spirit and truth, Mike left the Catholic Church in 1985 for a church where the true Gospel is proclaimed and Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

In 1988 he left a successful career in corporate management to study at Dallas Theological Seminary. Four years later, during his last semester at DTS, Mike and his wife Jane's love for Catholics inspired them to begin a ministry that would point Catholics to the Lord Jesus Christ as their all sufficient Savior. Their hearts are now burdened for those who may be where they were for most of their life - eternally condemned and not even aware of it. Contact: Mike@ProclaimingTheGospel.org

Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater (YouTube channel CANSWERSTV at https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV; see our other 185 videos on Romanism at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... websites: http://www.BIBLEQUERY.ORG, http://www.HISTORYCART.COM & https://www.muslimhope.com/ ) presents part 2 of the "Former Catholics for Christ Conference in Springfield, Illinois - May 17-19, 2019" by former Catholic Mike Gendron (his website is: https://www.proclaimingthegospel.org/ ) on the subject of "Christ Alone," one of the great Bible doctrines of the Reformation against Romanism.

Salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone because all of our righteous deeds are tainted by sin (Isaiah64:6) and are not good enough for us to merit salvation. Therefore, because there is nothing we can do to obtain it, there's only one thing left for us to do, trust in what God has done in the person and work of Jesus.

Salvation is being delivered, being "saved," from the righteous judgment of God. All of us have sinned (Romans 3:23) and are under a legal judgment from God. Therefore, in order to be saved from God's righteous judgment we need to be saved by what God has provided for us in the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.  That is the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

God is the standard of righteousness, not us. God says to be holy because he is only (1 Peter 1:16). This means that the standard is the character of God.  Holiness is the quality of God that is synonymous with his perfection, his sinlessness, and his inability to sin. He is perfect and righteous in every thought and every deed. His holiness is a quality of his essence a powerful and pervasive presence of incredible purity. This is the standard that God wants for us because it reflects his greatness and perfection. But because we fall short in our sins, we are not holy. Therefore, because everything we do is touched by sin, we are not able to accomplish what is necessary in order to be saved from the righteous judgment of God. God knows this, and so he provided for us a means of salvation. That means is through the incarnation of Jesus who is God in flesh (John 1:1, 14; Colossians 2:9), who never sinned (1 Peter 2:22), and who bore our sin in his body and the cross (1 Peter 2:24). Remember that sin is a legal debt. Our legal debts were transferred to Christ and canceled on the cross (Colossians2:14).  Jesus did it all.  Therefore, all we have left is our faith in what God does. This is why the Bible says we are justified by faith (Romans5:1) apart from the works of the law (Romans 3:28).

So, faith alone in Christ alone is the only way to be saved because that is the only way to put complete and total trust in the work of God and not in our ability to be good enough to achieve or maintain our salvation.

We featured Mike Gendron in a past post.

(Bible verses source: biblegateway.com)