The Rapture Doctrine – Fact or Fiction

The widely popular doctrine of a pre-tribulation rapture hinges on four basic doctrines:  Even though the Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah, they are still God's chosen people. Therefore, God has to fulfill all of the promises that He made to ancient Israel because God always keeps His promises.  Salvation has occurred in different ways…


Lovers of Pleasure More than Lovers of God

Lovers of Pleasure More Than Lovers of God "But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of…


Hurricane Katrina – Another Birth Pain

At 10 pm CDT on Saturday, August 27, 2005, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for the north central gulf coast from Morgan City, Louisiana, eastward to the Alabama/Florida border including the city of New Orleans. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the next 24 hours and preparations to…


What Is Your Purpose?

"You [Timothy], however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings . . . ." (2 Timothy 3:10, italics mine) Have you lifted up your eyes from your day to day rut and noticed just how stressed and tense "our world" has become? Distress is everywhere….