TALK SHOW CHRISTIANITY - . . . . Distorting the Gospel of Christ

Written by Doug Krieger

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They were sharing this as a total demonstration ofrepparttar blessed Christian life and how much “Jesus Christ was in this.” The older brother said that “escrow had just closed” andrepparttar 145691 pastor’s equity was inrepparttar 145692 bank. The Christian involved in real estate said that what he did forrepparttar 145693 pastor paralleled what someone years ago had done for him, and now he was returningrepparttar 145694 favor—he felt so good about it that he just had to sharerepparttar 145695 story with everyone.

Well, increasingly, this isrepparttar 145696 claptrap that fillsrepparttar 145697 airwaves inrepparttar 145698 “Church of Laodicea.” I am not saying that this was not a help to this pastor; however, what I am saying: “High profile” stories like this of alleged “blessing” are preposterous and bespeak not of Him Whomrepparttar 145699 Scriptures say: “Foxes have holes andrepparttar 145700 birds ofrepparttar 145701 air have their nests, butrepparttar 145702 Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head!”

So, where’srepparttar 145703 blessing? When we are content with NOTHING, but rejoice in Christ, Who is our all, then we are blessed indeed and in truth!

“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count ALL THINGS LOSS forrepparttar 145704 excellence ofrepparttar 145705 knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have sufferedrepparttar 145706 loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is fromrepparttar 145707 law, but that which is through faith in Christ,repparttar 145708 righteousness which is from God by faith” (Philippians 3:7-9). (My emphasis)

I do not findrepparttar 145709 emphasis inrepparttar 145710 New Testament upon such financial gain as “blessing” but, torepparttar 145711 contrary,repparttar 145712 “RICH ARE PIERCED THROUGH WITH MANY SORROWS!” (I Timothy 6:10). By any standard, American Christians representrepparttar 145713 wealthiest of all God’s people onrepparttar 145714 face ofrepparttar 145715 earth (materially); however,repparttar 145716 depraved Church in Laodicea is told that their boast: “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing” . . . beliesrepparttar 145717 FACT that they are “wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked” (Revelation 3:17). That’srepparttar 145718 “wretched truth” ofrepparttar 145719 matter.

The prosperity gospel has now hitrepparttar 145720 talk shows; andrepparttar 145721 people are eating it like candy . . . entire programs on “wealth management” (and there are scores of such “Christian talk radio ‘money shows’”) extollingrepparttar 145722 virtues of “Responsible Christian Financial Management” known as prosperity hype, as far as I am concerned. This is nothing more than an “other gospel” (Galatians 1:9).

Alas! What a sad ....

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Chronology of the Book Of Revelation

Written by Dene McGriff

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Chapter 13 This chapter parallelsrepparttar 5th trumpet (Rev. 9:1-12) describingrepparttar 145690 midpoint ofrepparttar 145691 tribulation,repparttar 145692 abomination of desolations asrepparttar 145693 beast and his minions fromrepparttar 145694 underworld invaderepparttar 145695 earth and imposerepparttar 145696 mark ofrepparttar 145697 beast. We seerepparttar 145698 beast coming up out ofrepparttar 145699 sea. “It was granted to him to make war withrepparttar 145700 saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue and nation.” Let’s be very clear here. This is notrepparttar 145701 wrath of God, butrepparttar 145702 wrath of Satan directed againstrepparttar 145703 church (as in Chapter 11)!

Chapter 14 The second group of 144,000 representsrepparttar 145704 church - “redeemed from among men.” (verse5) Here is another picture ofrepparttar 145705 rapture asrepparttar 145706 earth is harvested just prior to God pouring out His wrath inrepparttar 145707 second half ofrepparttar 145708 chapter.

Chapter 15 The angels preparerepparttar 145709 final bowls full of wrath.

Chapter 16 The seventh trumpet introducesrepparttar 145710 bowls of wrath. The seventh bowl isrepparttar 145711 judgment of Babylon “Nowrepparttar 145712 great city was divided into three parts andrepparttar 145713 cities ofrepparttar 145714 nations fell.” (Verse 19). Babylon clearly refers to allrepparttar 145715 nations ofrepparttar 145716 earth who are now underrepparttar 145717 dominance ofrepparttar 145718 antichrist. The seventh bowl of wrath isrepparttar 145719 destruction ofrepparttar 145720 three part empire which is covered inrepparttar 145721 next three chapters.

Chapters 17 Religious Babylon is seen ridingrepparttar 145722 political beast which turns on her and destroys her.

Chapter 18 This coversrepparttar 145723 judgment and destruction of commercial Babylon.

Chapter 19 This isrepparttar 145724 final judgment of civil/political Babylon andrepparttar 145725 battle of Armageddon.

Chapter 20 This coversrepparttar 145726 Millennial reign of Christ,repparttar 145727 final battle and thenrepparttar 145728 final judgment of all mankind,repparttar 145729 devil and his fallen angels.

Chapter 21 After judgment, we seerepparttar 145730 new heaven and new earth andrepparttar 145731 New Jerusalem.

Now, let’s go back torepparttar 145732 seals and bringrepparttar 145733 chronology forward in some detail.


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