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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 | Author:

taken from afa Journal/daily caller 10/9/13 “Jesus now a government conspiracy.” “Joseph Atwill, an American scholar of religion, traveled to London in October to present a new theory on the existence of Christ — or rather the non-existence of Christ. In a presentation titled “Covert Messiah,” Atwill argues that the figure of Jesus Christ was invented by the Romans to promote a pacifist attitude among their Jewish subjects. ‘Alert citizens will need to know the truth about our past so we can understand how and why governments create false histories and false gods,’ he said.” Ike: This guy would not know the truth if it hit him in the face! What an idiotic theory! He has no sense of history in the least. Revisionist historians would gladly join him on his quest to defame Christ and the Bible. This theory is akin to the one that the holocaust never happened, even though we have volumes of written, photographic and video evidence. It is amazing at how ignorant people will grab on to such insanity and believe it as though it came from an intelligent mind. This stuff is enough to make a man pull his hair out. I cannot afford to lose any more so I will refrain. I will merely expose lies like this to help rational people get to the REAL truth. There is tremendous evidence that Jesus Christ was an historical person and that He was just what the Bible and two thousand years of history say He was, God made flesh, the Savior of the world and worshiped by two billion souls on planet earth. This is another example of one who claims to be a scholar but is an educated ignoramus. This is the kind of junk that pastors/teachers need to expose so that the innocent sheep will not be discouraged and led astray. Love you all.

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Wednesday, February 05th, 2014 | Author:

“However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8

This is a troubling question that Jesus/Yeshua asks His disciples. The opening to this chapter gives a clue as to its meaning.

“Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not lose heart.” Luke 18:1

He had been talking to them about the signs to watch for of His return. When will Jesus return to earth? This is a huge question and NO MAN OR WOMAN knows the answer to it. Many throw out speculative answers to it and many more will in the future. Many TV preachers make their living doing just that, speculating. Jesus clearly told us that no man knows the day or the hour, so why are so many constantly telling us when He will return?

Just look at the first question posed in verse 8, will He find faith on the earth. First of all, faith is getting harder and harder to find in God or His Word. So many preachers try to help God out by modifying His clear teachings such as introducing theistic evolution into their sermons, or approving homosexuality or abortion to name a few. There are many such attempts to correct the clear Word of God and ALL such attempts are dead wrong.

What we have today are pastors and teachers more interested in socializing and playing golf than digging deep into the biblical languages to find out how to defend the truth against atheistic attacks. This is called APOLOGETICS. If we look deep into the first few chapters of Genesis we find that the text matches GOOD science, NOT evolution of ANY type. I get really nauseated when I hear some wimpy preacher try to defend his idea of theistic evolution or sanitizing homosexuality. I dealt with one pastor in northern Texas about allowing openly practicing homosexual members’ names to be in the church directory, and this was a Southern Baptist church. He tried to defend his position by referring to some so-called Greek teacher who twisted the texts to say that regular homosexuals are not mentioned in Scripture, but child molesting homosexuals. Have you seen how many cases of child molestation the Roman Catholic church is dealing with yet no one calls this homosexual behavior? I read just a few days ago of a whole diocese that is filing for bankruptcy because of so many pay offs of such cases. If I were a Catholic, I would leave this church group. How long will Catholics tolerate this behavior? Back to my pastor conversation. I tried to reason with him from the Word but he had been so deceived that he stood on his position. How totally tragic. This great, old church in Fort Worth was being ripped apart and this man refused to see it. I find that in time these pastors turn out to be homosexuals themselves and they are willing to believe anything to make their lifestyle acceptable, but it can never be in the eyes of God. He longs to be merciful and forgive them IF they repent, forsake and live a righteous life, as He does with heterosexuals as well.

Well, I got carried away from my topic for a while. The Greek of our Luke 18:8 passage really says not just faith but the faith. When we find this construction it is not talking about the verb having faith in something but the faith refers to the doctrines of the Word of God. This is what is blatantly being attacked today and we see it all around us. When this happens we call it APOSTASY. The following verses illustrate it clearly.

“Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let NO ONE in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4

How will he accomplish this? By tearing down the Word of God and convincing them to believe in lies rather than the truth. Remember Eve and Adam in the garden! The enemy deceived them and they believed his lies and fell into sin, thus being removed from the perfect garden and fellowship with their Creator. Now, note in this passage as to what leads to apostasy, deception. This is what we see just about everywhere today, but thank God there are still many who are standing tall against this evil today. These preachers, teachers, evangelists, missionaries and other believers will stand until either the end of their lives or until the end.

Think it couldn’t happen in America today? Do you remember how church leaders caved in to Adolph Hitler and his reign of terror? Keep your eyes open constantly and seek God’s face in prayer to keep yourself from being deceived. Check out the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer to see one who never caved in to Hitler.

Well, this is too long now so I will sign off now. May each one reading this take this seriously. It WILL happen in some generation of the future. It does NOT have to happen to you. Be noble Bereans (Acts 17:11) who check out everything you hear taught. Good pastors/teaches will encourage you to do so, but the bad ones hate to be challenged.

Love you all, Ike

All Scripture references are from the NASB.

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