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Top of the Week: 40-Year Friend: Beware of Evil Reports Regarding Mike Bickle
Years ago, I had a divine appointment with Billy Graham and asked for advice. Pointing to his Bible, he said, “Stay in the book!”
Let’s do just that as we consider a fresh look at the challenging situation Christian leader Mike Bickle currently faces.
A month ago, allegations were raised by a group alleging Bickle conducted himself in untoward ways requiring investigation and possible disciplinary measures.
In a rare ecclesiastical event, Global Vision Bible Church is set to host a spirited debate on the age-old question of whether the Earth is flat or round.
he debate, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 pm CST, will feature two esteemed pastors, each fervently defending their views and invoking biblical support.
Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church, a proponent of the belief that the Bible aligns with a spherical Earth, will face off against Pastor Dean Odle, Founder and Senior Pastor of Fire & Grace Church of Opelika, Alabama, who passionately argues for a flat Earth perspective. Both pastors have actively engaged their respective congregations, building anticipation for the event through their social media platforms.
In the vibrant world of animated movies, “Trolls Band Together” seems like harmless, colorful entertainment for children.
Yet, beneath its cheerful exterior lies a subtle integration of symbols and messages that sow seeds of confusion and challenges the values Christian parents strive to instill in their children.
The rainbow, a symbol of God’s promise, takes center stage in this film, but is instead associated with the LGBTQ community. The juxtaposition of these seemingly innocent elements raises questions about the subtle influence media can have on young minds.
Will God allow the church to go through the Tribulation? Since Christians have been tortured and killed throughout the last 2,000 years for their faith in Jesus Christ, many people believe that the answer to that question is yes. Why would God spare us if He didn’t spare them?
The Tribulation is defined as the period referred to in the 70th week of Daniel’s prophecy, where God is dealing with the nation of Israel (Dan. 9:24-27, 12:6, 7,11; Rev. 13:5). It is also referred to as the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jacob refers to Israel in Jer. 30:7).
Israel, as a nation, has never recognized Jesus as the Messiah. God has dedicated this seven-year period to pressure Israel into seeing that they have been deceived, and to finally repent and acknowledge Jesus as their Messiah. Hosea 5:15 (NKJV) says, “I will return again to My place, till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.” It will take wrath and suffering, a broken peace treaty, and the Antichrist setting up his image in the temple and declaring himself God before they will finally acknowledge the truth. This seven-year period will also be a time that God pours out His wrath on His enemies, on all who have rejected Him as Lord and Savior.