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Arguing The Pretribulation Rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Alone

I am certainly an advocate of the Pretribulation rapture. However, in recent years I've become convinced that much of our argumentation for the pretribulational timing of the rapture is poor, at best. This includes some of the arguments I have personally used in times past. Recently I studied again the rapture passage, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. As I studied it, I became more and more convinced that the timing of the rapture can be argued from this passage alone. It cannot be proven from this [...]

By |2021-01-19T23:36:47-06:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |3 Comments

Why is Socialism Anti-Biblical and Simply Evil?

By Roger Bayes Socialism has several premises that are not Biblical in nature.  Here are several that I feel are the most prominent. The good of the many outweigh the good of the one. This is the overarching premise from which all other premises are built.  Its fallacy is that without the good of the one, the good of the many has no meaning.   It is often thought that the teachings of Jesus actually reflect socialism.  But nothing could be further [...]

By |2021-01-06T14:23:18-06:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments

The King James Bible in America: A Critique and a Defense

In late September Pastor Rodney Beaulieu produced two videos critiquing the book “The King James Bible in America.” The author, Bryan Ross, has prepared a response. This eight-part response is being posted here for interested parties. In the interest of intellectual fairness and complete transparency we are posting the original critique followed by the responses by the author. We think you will find this interaction informative and thought provoking. The King James Bible in America: a critique by Rodney Beaulieu A Tale [...]

By |2021-01-06T14:24:10-06:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |1 Comment

Land That I Love: Part 7 – A Beacon

"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” - Alexis de Tocqueville There is much to love about America. I’ve tried—and I feel as if I’ve been trying to paint the Sistine Chapel with crayons—to articulate the sentiment that has grabbed me, the stirring in my soul regarding this great nation. I don’t love everything about her. I don’t condone everything she’s done. I don’t agree with everything legislated by Congress [...]

By |2020-06-27T09:23:19-06:00July 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |1 Comment

Land That I Love: Part 6 – Indomitable Spirit

“Americans never quit.” – General Douglas MacArthur You know it, you’ve seen it, you’ve felt it—the American spirit. As I write this, I’m envisioning a truck commercial, set late in the afternoon with golden sunlight shining on a heavy-duty pickup as it splashes through the mud. John Mellencamp is singing. Or maybe it’s a beer ad with young, good-looking people flirting, dancing with sparklers, celebrating life. These are poor representations, but they do sort of get it right. Because you don’t see [...]

By |2020-06-27T09:22:53-06:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Land That I Love: Part 5 – Resources

“O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!” - Katherine Lee Bates America is the land of freedom, the land of opportunity, the land of accomplishment. They build off each other, they exist because of each other, but they are not in a vacuum. Intrinsically linked to this triumvirate is an abundant supply of resources, from the dirt and rock that make up the physical United States of America to its host [...]

By |2020-06-27T09:21:55-06:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Land That I Love: Part 4 – Accomplishment

Publishers Note: This series was originally written in 2015 and is being reposted in 2020 for its pertinence to current issues. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong We walked on the moon. Think about that for just a moment. We, who of our own power can only expel ourselves a few feet into the air, traveled 250,000 miles into space. Having correctly calculated the gravitational pulls of the sun, the earth, and the moon, [...]

By |2020-06-27T09:21:16-06:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Land That I Love: Part 3 – Opportunity

Publishers Note: This series was originally written in 2015 and is being reposted in 2020 for its pertinence to current issues. “The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness, you have to catch it yourself." - Benjamin Franklin According to Webster’s Dictionary, opportunity is defined thusly: “Fit or convenient time or situation; a time or place permitting or favorable for the execution of a purpose; a suitable combination of conditions; suitable occasion; chance.”(1) It is that last word I want to latch [...]

By |2020-06-27T09:19:43-06:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Land That I Love: Part II – Freedom

Publishers Note: This series was originally written in 2015 and is being reposted in 2020 for its pertinence to current issues. "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1 These words were written by the Apostle Paul to the Christian believers at Galatia. I suggest that a similar statement could be made to the people of the United States of America: “It is for freedom that [...]

By |2020-06-24T11:51:03-06:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Land That I Love: Part I – Awakening

Publishers Note: This series was originally written in 2015 and is being reposted in 2020 for its pertinence to current issues. “Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave?” – John Wayne One of my summer traditions is going to a baseball game with my dad. I have vivid recollections of homeruns, strikeouts, and comebacks, of eating hot dogs and peanuts, of conversations about anything and everything between a father and son. That tradition is, for [...]

By |2020-06-24T09:51:36-06:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments
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