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Eastern Religions: Shintoism and the Unification Church

These two religions are from the far east.  Shintoism is from Japan.  The Unification church (Moonies) is from Korea. Shintoism There are about 150 million followers of this religion in the world.  Most are in Japan (Shintoism, Number of Followers, … Continue reading

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Prophecy: A Ram, A Goat, And A Little Horn

Daniel 8 records a vision of Daniel.  This vision is said to have occurred in the third year of the reign of Belshazzar (Daniel 8:1).  Belshazzar was co-regent with his father Nabonidus (cf. Daniel 5:7, 29).  He was the last … Continue reading

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Prophecy: Squeezed In A Vise

Have you ever felt like you were being squeezed in a vise?  Life is not always easy.  Job’s assessment: “Man who is born of women is of few days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). Sometimes this trouble comes from … Continue reading

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Mercy Series: I Desire Mercy

“I desire mercy and not sacrifice and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6). Do not misunderstand.  God required animal sacrifices and burnt offerings under the Mosaic Dispensation and the Patriarchal Dispensation (e.g. Genesis 4:4; 8:20-21; 22:1-14; Exodus … Continue reading

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Mercy Series: Paul – An Example of God’s Mercy

“I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man: but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief” (1 Timothy 1:13). Paul did much evil before his conversion to Christ (cf. Acts 9:1-2; 22:4; 26:9-11; Philippians … Continue reading

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Beatitudes of Revelation: Have Part in First Resurrection

“Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection.  Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6). … Continue reading

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Beatitudes of Revelation: Die in the Lord

“Here is the patience of the Saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.  Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, ‘Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: Those Who Are Persecuted

“Blessed are those who persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly … Continue reading

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Revelation: The Harlot and the Bride

Two very different women are portrayed in the book of Revelation. Let’s notice… The Harlot (Revelation 17) Dress: “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones” (17:4). The woman is wearing the same … Continue reading

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Revelation: Armageddon

“And they gathered together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon” (Revelation 16:16). John saw an unholy alliance, an axis of evil gathered for war. This axis of evil consisted of three evil forces: (1) The dragon (16:13), which is … Continue reading

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