Print this article The Book of Revelation is the only book of the Bible that promises a special blessing to the reader. One would expect just the opposite. There are many reasons why this book invariably results in a special blessing to the diligent inquirer. Perhaps the most basic blessing accrues from the fact that in order to understand the back ground of the many idioms and allusions, one will have to trace back into virtually every book of the Bible. The Book of Revelation consists of verses which contain over allusions to the Old Testament alone!

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Historically, the proclamation of the Christian evangelistic message contains the twins of the Gospel which are the Cross and the Resurrection. Needless to say, I was horrified by this dismal report of the Biblical illiteracy of the church members around me. The apostle Paul makes it quite clear that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is central to the Christian Faith. But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: and if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. In fact, it is at the heart of the evangelistic message.

In an attempt to see membership increase, some modern churches have str ayed into non-Biblical practices that actually eclipse the presentation of the true gospel message.

These types of conversions require no understanding of God, sin, judgment, nor atonement. Absent are the core elements of the true Gospel that it leaves the hearer to determine for themselves which Jesus they choose to believe in. This is a wide-reaching, experience-based Christianity, which seems to allow each participant to follow their own emotions as a guide to truth.

The immersion of the senses is at the heart of this type of religious experience. Entertainment and excitation become key elements in their church services. This literally becomes showtime for the sheep. Living in isolation can be both a blessing and a curse.

Separated from the normal daily routines that previously filled our busy lives, we can struggle to find things to do during this unplanned free time. During this time, we here at Koinonia House are analyzing and reevaluating our practices as a ministry. Therefore, we are implementing some fundamental changes that we hope will be of some practical use to you during these days of isolation. Although we have implemented a work-from-home policy for our employees in the interest of their health and safety, our North American Customer Service Department is still available to help you 7-days a week, am to pm Pacific Time.

We are not able to ship physical products from our New Zealand office, but digital downloads can still be purchased as normal. You can still get the electronic version for free through our website, khouse. Please, please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you. We may not have the answers, but we know a God who does. Are you stuck in isolation somewhere?

Are you filling your day looking at your phone for answers? Are you overwhelmed by the constant flood of bad news that seems to fill your media portals to the outside world? I have these three practical home remedies to suggest: Lockdown Foreshadowing the Final Age? In recent weeks, the world has witnessed a global phenomenon that is unprecedented in human history. National borders are closed, travel is restricted or completely suspended, businesses are closed, and planned public events are canceled.

One of the sad results of this global crisis is the panic-driven purchasing of essential goods by a bewildered public who have been forced into unwanted and unprepared isolation.

At this point, it is very hard to discern what is really going on. As I am writing this article, I have been communicating with friends in Italy, where they have been told that all citizens must remain in their homes until further notice. One gentleman told us that he was not allowed even to cross town to visit his own family.

Restaurants are closed, coffee bars are silent, and streets are empty. It has been said that Knowledge is Power. Therefore, it would appear that an informed and powerful elite can easily control an ignorant public if fear blinds the minds of the masses.

Now, the purpose of this article is not to debate the reasonableness of these actions or reaction as they are related to the current WHO 1 declared pandemic but to examine a possible Biblical perspective that might give us insight into this current social phenomenon.

In other words, is there a future parallel to the coming subjugation of the whole world as predicted in Scripture? Fear and insecurity caused people to give up the independence of their farms and gravitate together for protection in the first communities. They looked for someone good at fighting to be their captain. Julius Caesar took the unprecedented step of making himself dictator for life. Crises can be natural, such as the famine in Egypt, where people surrendered not just their freedom, but their cattle, land, and lives to the Pharaoh in exchange for food.



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