There is no question that the levels of Biblical literacy in Christian circles has dramatically decreased in recent decades. This alarming trend looks set to continue and there are many reasons for this as Kenneth Berding points out in his article – The Crisis of Biblical Illiteracy.
In summary, Berding points to the following reasons for this:
- Misplaced Priorities
- Unwarranted overconfidence
- The pretext of being too busy
Whilst we completely agree with all of these, we would suggest there are some more factors that compound this. Firstly, there has been an aggressive attack (sometimes from within the church) on the authenticity of the Scriptures – this has led… Continue reading
This is a sobering message by Pastor Charles Lawson asking how do you know for certain you will go in the rapture? His first comment is “If you tell me you’ve always been a Christian then I’m scared to death for your salvation“!
Thousands of people go to church every week but are still not saved, the rapture will be sudden reality check. We need a wake up call now! Reading Scripture and understanding the true gospel is so important with all the deception in many churches.
We appear to be living at a time when the warnings Jesus Christ gave us about deception are more prevalent than ever. The true gospel message is being diluted and distorted in many churches in the UK. We feel it is essential to explore our understanding of the true gospel, so we have written an article – What is the true Gospel?
If you having doubts about whether your church is teaching you an accurate message, examine the Scriptures for yourself and pray the Holy Spirit will give you the understanding and guidance. We are also happy to try and answer any questions/concerns you may have, please comment on this… Continue reading
The Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24 is the classic account where Jesus graphically describes the signs immediately prior to his return. Many events and signs are described including wars, famines, natural disasters, persecutions and others. Whilst these symptoms of the end times are each mentioned once, there is a phenomena that Jesus mentions FOUR times – deception! We have to be alert as we are warned there is deception in the last days!
Jesus clearly wanted to greatly emphasize that deception would be one of the clearest signs that His return is imminent:
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. (Matthew 24:4,… Continue reading
The Pope has strongly asserted that all can earn their way to heaven through good works. This teaching is clearly contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ and an example of a false gospel – Pope implies good works can lead to salvation.
The Bible itself declares that no-one is sinless before God based on his/her own works:
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. (Romans 3:10-11)
Jesus also asserted that no man is good:
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is,… Continue reading
This weeks news of Pope Benedict’s retirement is certainly a big media event but there could be more to this story than meets the eye.
In the 12th century, Archbishop St. Malachy had a prophetic vision of the next 112 popes which has become known as the “Prophecy of the Popes“. Soon retiring Pope Benedict was number 111 on the list so the next pope will be the last one according to this prophecy. Malachy described him as: