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The Rapture book coverJesus said that no one knows when He is coming back. However, He also said that we can know when the time is near, and we should be watching for His return. This book will take you through the last century of world events and how they tie in with Bible prophecy to bring us to the point where we are today, standing on the brink of the end times. The next biblical prophecy to be fulfilled will be the rapture. Paperback $4.99

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Green Wooden Boats

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In the 1950’s and 60’s, when I was growing up in southern Indiana, I only remember wooden rowboats, and all were green. 

I remember the first boat I helped my father build. We built it with yellow poplar. Yellow poplar is a strong, lightweight wood, that was highly valued for furniture making. My father owned a sawmill, therefore, we had access to the lumber we needed. My father set aside two wide clear boards fourteen feet long, for the sides. He then cut four inch wide boards for the bottom. All the lumber was clear, knot and blemish free. This boat came to a point in front. It was easy to row and handle. Slat bottom boats were common in those days. While the wood was painted, it was not sealed tight. The wood would swell and seal the joints against leaks. The old wood boats were great. They were quiet and very stable. You didn’t move them in and out of the water much. They were heavy to move, plus you didn’t want them to dry out and start to leak.

We used this first boat for several years. We would put it in the water in the spring and take it out in the fall. Each winter it seemed to dry out more and more, and by spring the joints would be cracked apart. The last year I remember using this boat, the cracks between the slats were nearly one-quarter wide.  We put it in our pond, to allow the wood to swell up and seal the cracks. After a week or so, we pulled it out with the tractor. We bailed the water out and it was good to go.

We hauled it to the White River, where we put out trotlines for catfish. The boat spent the summer on the water. When we weren’t using it. It was tied to a tree on shore. That fall when we took it out of the water, it had soaked up so much water that it took six men to lift it out of the water and load it on a flatbed truck. Continue reading

The Case for a Pre-Tribulation Rapture

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Pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, or a post-tribulation rapture? I know this can be a controversial subject among Christians. Please read the entire short post before commenting.

I believe the Bible is very clear, the Rapture of the saints is the next event on the prophetic calendar. The time is short and people need to be prepared. We need to make sure our friends and family are ready.

Why is the Bible clear about a pre-tribulation rapture? There are several reasons, but I am only going to give three reasons, that I believe are enough to justify this view.

First, the Bible tells us that we will not have to endure the wrath of the Antichrist. (1 Thessalonians 1:10, 5:9)

The Lord promised the believers that we would not have to endure the tribulation. (Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. Revelation 3:) Jesus promises to keep His people not just from the testing but from “the hour of testing.” God will keep His people not just from the trials of the tribulation but from the tribulation itself.

Woe to anyone that will experience the wrath of Satan and the Antichrist during the tribulation.

Second, Jesus said that only the Father in heaven knows when the rapture will occur (Matthew 24:36). Jesus was on earth when He spoke those words. Now that He is back in heaven, He would, of course, know the time.

Only the pre-tribulation rapture meets that at-any-moment expectation of the Lord’s coming.

Third, the church is mentioned seventeen times in the first three chapters in Revelation, but not mentioned again until chapter 19, when it (the believers) returns with the Lord at His glorious appearing.

Professor Richard Mayhue stated: “It is remarkable and totally unexpected that John would shift from detailed instructions for the church to absolute silence about the church….If, in fact, the church continued into the tribulation. If the church will experience the tribulation…. then surely the most detailed study of tribulation events would include an account of the church’s role. But it doesn’t!”

Pastor David Jeremiah writes: “Yet in all the New Testament, there is not a single statement to warn Christians of the coming Great Tribulation or to help them prepare for it…….. Isn’t it strange that God never gave one tidbit of information, encouragement, warning, or instruction on the preparation for it? The reason for that omission is clear: the church will not be present at all when the tribulation comes.”

How could the church (the believers) return with the Lord and the angels, if they were not already in heaven? (Revelation 19:11-14)

The time is short, much of the end time prophecy has been fulfilled. The next prophecy to be fulfilled will be the rapture. Are you ready? Are your friends and family ready?

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How Did All the Animals Fit in the Ark?

 

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Critics of the Bible and the worldwide flood like to make the statement that all the different species of creatures would never be able to fit into the Ark. This statement shows that they really don’t know much about the Flood, and second, they have no idea how big the Ark really was.

There have been estimates by those who wish to discredit the Biblical flood account, that the number of animals supposedly on the Ark would have been in the millions, and therefore it couldn’t have happened. These type of estimates of the number of animals are not only wrong, but they border on the absurd, by people who simply don’t know the scriptures or more often just wish to disprove the Flood account.
    Notice that the scriptures say “kinds” of animals, not species. For instance, there was two of the dog family, two of the pig family, two of the horse family and so on. In the thousands of years since the flood, the animals that were aboard the Ark could easily have diversified into the varieties that we know today.
     There were seven of each of the clean animals. However, there were comparatively few animals that were classified as clean.
     There have been more reasonable estimates of the number of animals on the ark ranging from 15,000 to 35,000. Of these, there are very few really large animals, and very young animals could have represented these. It is conceivable that many animals aboard the Ark were young animals. Even if they were all adult animals and they numbered 35,000, there would have been more than adequate space for them.
    Naval architects made up a scale model of the Ark and determined that it would certainly be large enough to hold a pair of each kind of animal, bird, and insect we have today, as well as Noah and his family, and a vast food supply.

The Ark was an enormous vessel, with the three decks it had a combined area of 101,250 square feet and a capacity of over one and a half million cubic feet. It was a ship of over 43,000 tons, and nearly equal in size to the Titanic. The Ark’s actual cubic volume and tonnage were not exceeded until the arrival of the oil supertankers.
     To care for thousands of animals would have been a daunting task for eight people, even when we consider that the animals were inactive and would require much less food than normal. We have to believe that the omnipotent God had a hand in the care of his creatures. It is possible that they were in a semi-dormant state or a type of hibernation.
     The entire Noachian Flood was a supernatural event, and the gathering and care of the animals were simply part of God’s plan.

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America’s First Contact with Islam

A nation whose single greatest influence was Christianity makes “first contact” with the lands of Islam…

navy In practice, America’s first contact with the lands of Islam came through their trading of slaves among other things while in the colonial stage.   The Islamic warriors could not hold the interior of Africa largely due to the geography of the interior. Over time the interior of Africa became viewed as a virtually inexhaustible supply of slaves for the Islamic countries.   The slave markets buzzed and routes were established going east (to Arabia, Persia etc.) and west (to the Americas) on a huge scale.

Britain’s massive naval presence in the Mediterranean (and elsewhere) protected America for the most part from becoming slaves… though white slaves were highly prized especially in the harems.  Most of Islam’s white slaves were imported from the Islamic frontiers bordering Russia.

That all changed with the declaration of independence.  America was no longer under the protection of the British flag.  The Barbary States along the northern coast of Africa, Tripoli (AKA Libya) in particular began capturing and selling American ships back to the US on a massive scale.  This tribute money from “unbelievers” to avoid enslavement eventually reached the unbelievable sum of 20% of the entire US budget.

It appears that 10 of the first 11 Americans seized died in slavery. It took a while for the Americans to take the threat seriously.  (It sounds a lot like today…)
In 1787 alone eleven American vessels were plundered and 121 sailors were taken, hostage. They demanded one million dollars in ransom from the fledgling democracy. Continue reading

How the Twelve Disciples Died

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HOW THE APOSTLES DIED.
1. Matthew
Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword wound.
2. Mark
Died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead.
3. Luke
Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous Preaching to the lost.
4. John
Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered From death. John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos. The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve As Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey. He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully
5. Peter
He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. According to church tradition, it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
6. James
The leader of the church in Jerusalem was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.
* This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7. James the Son of Zebedee 
He was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and Knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.
8. Bartholomew
Also known as Nathaniel Was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present-day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
9. Andrew
Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: ‘I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’ He continued to preach to his tormentors For two days until he expired.
10. Thomas
Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.
11. Jude
Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
12. Matthias
The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot was stoned and then beheaded.
13. Paul
Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament. (Jayar Landingin)


After Christ’s crucifixion, the disciples and other followers were disillusioned and discouraged, they were fearful and many were in hiding. The person they thought was the Messiah was dead. Their hope in Him as the savior of the world was crushed. They began to disperse and return to their former way of life.
     But after the resurrection, they came together and began boldly proclaiming the Jesus was alive. There can only be one explanation for the change in the disciples. Jesus was alive and the disciples had seen Him (1 Cor. 15: 5 & 7) and ate and drank with Him(John 21:12-15) (Acts 10:41). They knew with certainty that Jesus had risen from the dead.
     They faced a lifetime of hardship and persecution, and eventually died a martyr’s death. Could they have sustained such unwavering faith if they knew what they were preaching was a lie?
     Men will die for what they believe to be true, though it may actually be false. They do not, however, die for what they know to be a lie. (Paul Little “Know Why You Believe”)

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Wake Up America!

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Abdul Alim Musa, Imam, Washington DC predicts that they will turn North America into an Islamic state by no later than 2050.

In the upcoming US elections, there is a minimum of ninety Muslims running for office.

Maybe we need to look at Britain and how they succumbed to the Muslim invasion:

The mayors of London, Birmington, Leeds, Blackburn, Sheffield, Oxford, Luton, Oldham, and Rochdale are all MUSLIM.
There are over 3000 mosques, over 130 Muslim sharia courts, over 50 Muslim sharia councils, Muslim only no-go areas across Europe. All this was accomplished by just 4 million Muslims out of the 66 million population.
78% of Muslim women don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing. 63% of the Muslim men don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing.
Muslim families consist of 6-8 children, with plans for them to go on FREE benefits/housing. All UK schools are now only serving Halal meat.

Islam has a very detailed program for infiltrating and conquest of non-Islamic countries.

Below are some of the things we see happening in America already.

  1. large migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country.
  2. High Muslim birth rate in the host country to increase the Muslim population.
  3. Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society.
  4. Attempts to portray Islam as peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’).
  5. Development of Muslim political base in the non-Muslim host society. Getting elected to offices or positions that can affect law changes.
  6. Efforts to introduce blasphemy and hate laws in order to silence critics.
  7. Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture.
  8. Open and covert efforts to cause the economic collapse of the host society. Particularly, by overwhelming their welfare system.
  9. Threatened legal action for perceived discrimination.

Author and historian Serge Trifkovic states: “The refusal of the Western elite class to protect their nations from jihadist infiltration is the biggest betrayal in history.” Continue reading