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Who Is The Antichrist?

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Folks have been speculating about who the antichrist is since Christ ascended back to Heaven. When I was a kid, folks (particularly black folks)used to say that Ronald Reagan was the antichrist (something about how the letters in his name equaled “666”). Some even wonder if President-elect Obama is the antichrist as well (which I disagree with). While we see many who have helped to erase the line separating Holy from unholy and embracing all manner of evil as godly, we may not know who the antichrist is until he takes his rightful place and the tribulation begins. Gotquestions.org has an excellent article this week, which I’ve copied in it’s entirety:

Question: “Who is the antichrist?”

Answer:There is much speculation about the identity of the antichrist. Some of the more popular targets are Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Pope Benedict XVI. In the United States, former President Bill Clinton, current President George Bush, and president-elect Barack Obamaare the most frequent candidates. So, who is the antichrist, and how will we recognize him?

The Bible really does not say anything specific about where the antichrist will come from. Many Bible scholars speculate that he will come from a confederacy of ten nations and/or a reborn Roman empire (Daniel 7:24-25; Revelation 17:7). Others see him as being a Jew since he would have to be in order to claim to be the Messiah. It is all just speculation since the Bible does not specifically say where the antichrist will come from or what race he will be. One day, the antichrist will be revealed. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4tells us how we will recognize the antichrist: “Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”

It is likely that most people who are alive when the antichrist is revealed will be very surprised at his identity. The antichrist may or may not be alive today. Martin Luther was convinced that the pope in his time was the antichrist. Others who have lived in the past few hundred years have been equally sure as to the identity of the antichrist. So far, they have all been incorrect. We should put the speculations behind us and focus on what the Bible actually says about the antichrist. Revelation 13:5-8 declares, “The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast–all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.”

Bottom line – let us continue to pray that the Lord’s will be done, and that He continue to strengthen us to stand for Him in these last days.

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Roman Catholicism Is A False Religion

I’ve been very direct about my scripture-supported belief that the Roman Catholic Church (a/k/a The Cult of Mary) is an apostate church that teaches a different gospel (Galatians 1:6-7). Now one of my favorite expository preachers is expounding on the RCC’s departure from sound doctrine.

I found the following article while visiting the blog Symphony Of Scripture:

“Is Roman Catholicism Biblical?” by John MacArthur

In today’s spirit of ecumenism, many evangelicals have called for the Protestant Church to lay aside its differences with Rome and pursue unity with the Catholic Church. Is that possible? Is Roman Catholicism simply another facet of the body of Christ that should be brought into union with its Protestant counterpart? Is Roman Catholicism simply another Christian denomination?

While there are many errors in the teaching of the Catholic Church (for example its belief in the transubstantiation of the communion wafer and its view of Mary), two rise to the forefront and call for special attention: its denial of the doctrine of sola Scriptura and its denial of the biblical teaching on justification. To put it simply, because the Roman Catholic Church has refused to submit itself to the authority of God’s Word and to embrace the gospel of justification taught in Scripture, it has set itself apart from the true body of Christ. It is a false and deceptive form of Christianity.

Click on the title above to read the article in it’s entirety – it is an excellent read. In my opinion, MacArthur deconstructs the alleged validity of the RCC by exposing:

  1. Their lack of adherence to Sola Scriptua by adhering to the bible AND the Apocrypha AND the Magisterium AND Papal pronouncements AND ancient church tradition.
  2. Their error in teaching that the Doctrine of Justification is a process instead of an instantaneous action (John 5:24).

MacArthur sums it all up very succinctly:

As long as the Roman Catholic Church continues to assert its own authority and bind its people to “another gospel,” it is the spiritual duty of all true Christians to oppose Roman Catholic doctrine with biblical truth and to call all Catholics to true salvation.

Amen Pastor John, Amen!

***In accordance to 2 John:10, efforts to support or defend the Cult of Mary will not be permitted***

Stay Away From The Ministers Of Satan!

The latest video from our brothers Mark & Rich over at ProclaimHisWord:

Jude 1:11-13 (New American Standard Bible)

11Woe to them! For they have gone (A)the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into (B)the error of Balaam, and (C)perished in the rebellion of Korah.

 12These are the men who are hidden reefs (D)in your love feasts when they feast with you (E)without fear, caring for themselves; (F)clouds without water, (G)carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, (H)uprooted;

 13(I)wild waves of the sea, casting up (J)their own shame like foam; wandering stars, (K)for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (New American Standard Bible)

13For such men are (A)false apostles, (B)deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

 14No wonder, for even (C)Satan disguises himself as an (D)angel of light.

 15Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, (E)whose end will be according to their deeds.

 Yup, that about sums it all up…

 

It’s Not Obama, Oprah…It’s YOU!

If you’ve arrived at this article by way of Google because you’re a fan of Oprah OR Obama – you might want to keep it moving…

Many have been debating whether or not Oprah Winfrey’s early endorsement of Barak Obama is the reason that her ratings have started slipping.

Conventional wisdom says that Oprah’s top demographic is white women (who overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton) – and they were none too pleased that their goddess betrayed them for (gasp) a Black man!

Take it easy ladies.

In my not-so-humble opinion, Oprah’s ratings are slipping because the more she opens her mouth (and her radio studio) to the false prophets of Baal and the Antichrist spirit, the harder it is for Christians to turn a blind eye and compromise their faith by supporting her.

I can hear the grumbling now…

You’ve crossed the line now, Speaking Truth. You’re ok when you call out the pulpit pimps, but you’re gonna roast in hell for talking about my Oprah!”.

Before you ship me of to Hades, examine the evidence:

  • She stopped going to a baptist church because “God was jealous” of her
  • She is an admirer (dare I say devotee) to that certified nutjob Ekhart Tolle
  • And she’s throwing her considerable clout around to make sure that Tolle poisons the minds of her followers by recommending his trash to her “Book Club”

While all of that apostasy would be enough, Oprah stepped up her false prophetess game and is now pushing the witch Esther Hicks – some nutjob who claims to “channel” Abraham – yeah, that Abraham:

Um, OK.

Let’s all read Leviticus 19:31 together, shall we?:

31‘Do not turn to (A)mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.

I guess Oprah really isn’t disobeying God because she doesn’t serve Him anyway.

At the beginning of this “excercise”, Oprah essentially “prophesied” the ratings predicament we see today:

I really don’t think the television audience is ready for this

She got that right…

***hat tip to Independent Conservative for pointing me to witch Esther’s tape***

Todd Bentley…Demon Possessed?

DISCLAIMER: In accordance to Ephesians 6:10-18, please pray before viewing or listening to any of Todd Bentley’s video or audio recordings. The only way to combat the evil of this day is with the unadulterated Word of God.

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***Hat tip to reader Sandy B for sending the audio link below***

I already posted a comment on Todd Bentley in a previous post, but this is so important so I thought I’d create a separate post.

Frankly, I’m tired of talking about this fool – primarily because I’ve already dismissed him as a tool of Satan to deceive the saints. The more you hear him speak, the more he confirms his satanic allegiance – masking it as an allegiance to our God, which of course is a lie.

It is important, however, to keep sounding the alarm since Bentley has mastered the art of deception, and he’s causing many saints to fall away from the faith.

Sandy B, a reader of this blog, made me aware of this audio tape of Todd Bentley speaking about how he was/is inhabited by demons AFTER HE WAS “SAVED”.

Let me be clear – if you’ve acknowledged and repented of your sin and accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, then you have the Spirit of God inside of you – AND HE WON’T SHARE SPACE WITH A DEMONIC SPIRIT (1 John 1:4-6). PERIOD! If you are a disciple of Satan, then his demonic spirits are welcome…and they feel right at home!

Let’s take a moment to make sure that every Christian understands the surety of their salvation:

23for you have been (A)born again (B)not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring (C)word of God. (1 Peter 1:23)

 17Therefore if anyone is (A)in Christ, he is (B)a new creature; (C)the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.  (2 Corinthians 5:17)

30(A)Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were (B)sealed for the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)

6knowing this, that our (A)old self was (B)crucified with Him, in order that our (C)body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; (Romans 6:6)

As believers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we understand that we’ll regularly battle evil (Ephesians 6:12). Todd Bentley is doing nothing more than “softening the edges” of evil so that we exchange God’s Word for Bentley’s (and Satan’s) words.

PLEASE pray that the saints of God would study His Word so that they won’t be deceived in these last days. I’ll leave you with this sobering reminder:

1(A)Beloved, do not believe every (B)spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because (C)many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)

As always, I WILL NOT entertain comments from Bentley sympathizers – since he is clearly operating with an antichrist spirit.

Another Example of Religious Gimmickry

DISCLAIMER: In accordance to Ephesians 6:10-18, please pray before viewing or listening to any of Todd Bentley’s (or Patricia King’s) video or audio recordings. The only way to combat the evil of this day is with the unadulterated Word of God.

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I don’t even know if gimmickry is a real word, but if it was it would surely apply to the video below.

Patricia King ( close colleague of false prophet Todd Bentley) is a bonafide false prophet who resorts to false signs and wonders to deceive the people of God. In the video, she can barely “minister” because the “Glory of God is so thick” in her studio:

This is a false, misleading sham. All of her moaning and groaning may be better described as…well, it’s not of God.

Period.

A specific scripture comes to mind when I see this demonic attempt to counterfeit the Gospel:

24“For false Christs and (A)false prophets will arise and will show great (B)signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even (C)the elect. (Matthew 24:24)

In fact, if you read the entire 24th chapter of the book of Matthew, you’ll see that Jesus specifically discussed what we should look for before His return – a must read for every saint during these last days.

Do you think I’m being reactionary and overzealous? Well here’s more of Patricia’s craziness:

This woman and her ilk are dangerous because their cheap parlor tricks are accepted by most “Christians” as being verifiable incidents of God’s manifestation. It’s a deception from the devil, used to persuade the weak in the faith to follow an antichrist.

Please stay away from Todd Bentley, Patricia King, or ANYONE who uses cheap tricks under the false pretense of acting in concert with or on behalf of our Lord.

Please read Colossians 2:8 and Colossians 2:18 for Paul’s warning against this garbage.

If you are a mature saint, please join me in praying that the eyes of God’s children would be open to such deception – and that they don’t inadvertently pledge allegiance to the antichrist by submitting to this blasphemous garbage. 

Oh, and I WILL NOT entertain any comments from apologists of these false prophets, liars, and disciples of the devil.

***hat tip to Independent Conservative and A Little Leaven for the videos***


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