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Kit R Olsen #fundie raptureready.com

'How to Identify a Christian Cult.'

The following is a list of social-structural, social-psychological, and interpersonal behavioral patterns commonly found in cultic environments which may be helpful in assessing a particular group or relationship. Not all of these points apply to each person affected by a cult or a legalistic church but many of them will.

1 Church members think they are the only ones who understand Scripture, as interpreted by the pastor or group leader. They consider those who reject their version of the truth inept, unlearned and/or lost; flawed in their understanding of what they consider to be the “real” Bible.

2 Fellowship outside the church is discouraged.

3 A haughty spirit of superiority may exist toward those who reject the church’s teachings.

4 Reading Bible translations that the pastor (leader) does not approve of is discouraged or forbidden.

5 Church members are not allowed to question what is taught or the materials used. The leader’s belief system, ideology and practices are considered as the Truth, as law. Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged, even reprimanded.

6 Congregants become isolated from others and are watched over overtly or covertly.

7 Church members are discouraged or not allowed to read works written by those outside of the church’s belief system.

8 Church participants may become distant toward friends and family; church attendance and the pastor’s directives take first place.

9 Even when errors in Scripture are pointed out, church members will not reject the group leader’s flawed analysis. Spiritual blindness and spiritual stagnation take place.

10 The leader (pastor) is not accountable to any authorities (unlike, for example, teachers, military commanders or ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of mainstream religious denominations).

11 The church leader acts as the sole authority of the group.

12 Church members become overly zealous in attending their church and adhering to its teachings and “rules.”

13 The guidance of the Holy Spirit is replaced with the guidance of the pastor/ministry claiming to be the voice of the Lord. Of course the church members are oblivious to this sleight of (spirit) and they mistakenly think they are being led by the Holy Spirit.

14 The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with family, friends and society as a whole.

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Daymon Duck #conspiracy raptureready.com

But this is where it gets interesting. The Bible teaches that a world government is in mankind’s future. The UN has voted to establish a world government by 2030 and the WHO will be an agency in that UN world government.

The WHO keeps statistics on the cause of death, execution by beheading on a guillotine is an acceptable form of death (perhaps preferred for organ harvest), the Antichrist will rise to power over the UN world government, and he and his False Prophet will execute people by beheading (Rev. 20:4).Furthermore, the Antichrist and his False Prophet will execute millions of people. Many guillotines will be needed because the world already considers that to be an acceptable way to execute people.

And for years there have been reports and pictures on the Internet of coffins and guillotines at FEMA camps in the U.S. Some reports say the U.S. has already purchased and stored as many as 30,000 guillotines.

Finally, the Pre-Trib Rapture means the church won’t be here when the Antichrist and his false prophet start beheading millions.

But the fact that a world government is on the way and the UN WHO already has an E-code to classify legally beheaded people are more signs that the Rapture is getting close.

Let God be magnified; His Word is forever true.

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Greg May #fundie raptureready.com

Demons are making their presence known more and more in our world. Websites dedicated to the paranormal proliferate on the Internet as well as in movies and TV shows which feature aliens and extraterrestrials.

When God destroyed the earth because of its wickedness, the fallen angels—who started all the trouble could not be drowned because they were spirit beings; so God sent them to a place the Bible describes as Tartarus to await judgment day. Jesus preached to these spirit beings in their prison cells after He arose from the dead as if to say, “Hello, boys . . . I’m back. I won—you lost!”

Do you remember when the people in the Old Testament tried to build that tower to heaven and how God stopped the construction by giving them different languages? That tower, which we know as the Tower of Babel was not meant to be a literal tower to heaven; the people in those days had better sense to that they could build a tower to heaven.

That tower was meant to be a “stargate” or portal. The chief architect of the Tower of Babel was a great warrior/hunter named Nimrod. Nimrod was a descendant of Noah and is believed to have had Nephilim blood in his veins. After the Flood, Satan had another band of fallen angels breed with the women of earth and it seems that they still around today.

It is now known that certain ancient monuments around the world such as the Great Pyramid of Giza and those in Turkey, Cambodia and Mexico were most probably built by the fallen angels BEFORE the Flood – there is no way human beings could have built those structures and the reason we know this is because those many-ton boulders were all copper-fastened the same way.

So there was an intelligence in ancient times that knew how to construct these monuments even though they were thousands of miles and thousands of years apart.

The fallen angels left behind forbidden knowledge or arcane technology to be found after the Flood. Ever since Nimrod’s attempt to build the Tower of Babel secret societies including the Freemasons, Illuminati and Bilderbergs have been plotting to break those fallen angels out of their gloomy dungeons to prevent Jesus from establishing His millennial reign on earth.

And guess who will turn the key?

The scientists at CERN. On the border of France and Switzerland, near Geneva, lies the town of Saint-Genis-Pouilly. The ancient Celts—a pagan civilization, built a temple to the god Apollo as this location believing it was a portal or gateway to Hades, the underworld. Today, Saint-Genis-Pouilly is the site of a modern-day Tower of Babel—the CERN Project.

Physicists tell us there are other worlds or realities in the universe called “dimensions” and these dimensions are linked to one another by whirling vortices called “wormholes.” Do you remember when Elijah was taken to heaven in a whirlwind of fire in 2 Kings 2:11? God opened what seemed to be a wormhole to transport Elijah from earth to heaven since heaven is in another dimension.

The scientists at CERN are preparing to open these wormholes connecting these dimensions in the universe and Christian evangelicals are warning them not to do it because Satan commands the Second Heaven and this will release demons into our world.

In the ninth chapter of the book of Revelation God gives John a vision of the Abyss being opened as demons rise from it “like smoke pouring from a great furnace” and rising with them is the ruler of the Abyss—Apollyon. So, it seems what these scientists at CERN are getting ready to do is foretold in the ninth chapter of the book of Revelation!

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Bill Perkins #fundie raptureready.com

The Pokémon Go phenomenon is more proof the world is being readied for Satan's rule. The world is going crazy playing a game called Pokémon Go. The public saturation is so large the app downloads will soon surpass Twitter. There are some 20 million DAILY users of the game and large companies like Kellogg's, Kraft Foods and Burger King are heavily promoting it.

Few believers realize what the game actually is and apparently see no problem letting their children play it hours on end. In a nutshell, Pokémon Go is an occult-rooted and demon-oriented game of witchcraft originally created in god-less Japan. Believers’ children should have nothing to do with it!

If I were to suggest you should get out a Ouija Board and ask it a few questions, most grounded Believers would immediately point out the occult properties of Ouija that are obviously off-limits to Bible-believing Christians. And if you think using a Ouija Board is bad, Pokémon is 1000 times worse.

It’s like a three dimensional Ouija Board that is not played in one spot, but outside, all over the world as players chase and empower virtual demons. Yes, you read that correctly. Let's start with the word “Pokémon.” It’s a Japanese word that means “pocket monster.” And this comes from the same company (Wizards of the Coast) that originally developed the highly occultic and anti-Christian ‘Dungeons and Dragons” and “Magic” games.

Nintendo negotiated a license to distribute the game and its stock has since soared. The game is played by downloading an app to your smart phone which is used to find and capture Pokeballs. The Pokeballs are found all over town—appearing as images on the players' phones in parks, schools, hospitals, businesses, freeways, landmarks, etc.

They’re then used to throw at and capture virtual pocket monsters appearing all around in the mapped streetscape. Called “immersive play” or “augmented reality,” players use their smart phone's GPS and camera functions to blur reality with fantasy that, in essence, gives spirit and soul to digital objects.

Pokémon gives power to whomever catches them. When you capture your pocket monsters, you train them to have more and more “power” to use against other people’s Pokémon. The characters even mimic evolution as the Pokémon “evolve” from 1 to 100 as the game progresses.

are some 150 named Pokémon and they have special powers as they share the world with humans. For instance the Pokémon named “Haunter” can hypnotize, eat your dreams and drain your energy. “Abra” reads minds and “Kadabra” spews negative energy. Do note the names they use!

So the bottom line is that playing Pokémon Go is dealing with the devil’s demonic world. “Pocket monster” is just a ruse for “pocket demon.” The world has gone crazy searching out virtual demons! Most have no clue. Christian kids are being unsuspectingly sucked into the world of the occult by the millions.

“No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.” (2 Cor.11:14).

Realize, especially regarding children, that this is a gateway to the occult and is strictly forbidden in the Bible. We certainly don’t want our children dealing with demons. But most see no harm in letting their kids play the game. As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people (Lev. 20:6).

Nintendo’s stock has soared since acquiring the rights to distribute Pokemon Go Believe it or not, hundreds of churches, both liberal and conservative, are EMBRACING Pokémon Go by making their church a PokeStop or gym for the game. Really? REALLY? These churches actually think that by advertising “come catch ‘em all” that they can reach more un-churched people.

Unbelievable! They might as well advertise, “Come let your demons play with our demons.” The Bible is quite clear, even tying deceiving spirits into the latter days:

“But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Tim. 4:1).

In the Old Testament the Lord was quite clear about steering clear of witchcraft as the penalty for practicing sorcery was death! “You shall not allow a sorceress to live” (Ex. 22:18). In multiple passages, we are warned. Yet somehow we missed the obvious. This game is quite evil!

Two months into playing Pokémon an eight-year-old boy asked his mother “What is channeling?” The boy explained that there were channelers, bad spirits and ghosts in his Pokemon game, calling out dead Pokémons' spirits.

“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you” (Deuteronomy.18:10-12).

Paul the apostle pointedly warned us about the invisible war going on around us in verses we all can quote from memory but never really seem to find a reason to apply:

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:11-12).

We need to heed Paul's warning. If you have kids or grand-kids involved with this game, it’s time to get out the Bible and teach the inerrant truth in God's Word about the incredible dangers of the occult. Otherwise you risk losing them to the dark side.

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Britt Gillette #fundie raptureready.com

Is Brexit Mentioned in Bible Prophecy?

In a June 23rd referendum, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU). The media labeled this British exit from the EU “Brexit.” The vote surprised some who study Bible prophecy. After all, many pointed to the EU as the revived Roman Empire of the end times. Now, after the UK’s vote, some have started to doubt that. But should they? Is Brexit a step backward for bible prophecy? Does it mean the EU isn’t the alliance foretold for the end times?

No. If it happens, the exit of such a large and powerful nation will weaken the EU. But it hasn't happened yet. And while some say Brexit signals the end of the EU as the revived Roman Empire, I don’t think so. To me, it’s yet another reason to believe some form of the EU will become that empire...

The word Brexit doesn’t appear in the Bible. However, the Bible does mention a revived Roman Empire in the last days. It will be an empire made up of weak and strong nations. It will be divided against itself, and the effort of these nations to come together and strengthen themselves will be volatile and unstable.

Does this sound familiar? It should. Sounds a lot like the EU, doesn’t it? It's the story of an empire born from a decades-long process marked by division, volatility, and instability. The UK vote to exit from the EU is just the latest event in a process that signals the rise of a global empire. It’s yet another sign Jesus is coming!

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Sarah Burlingame #fundie raptureready.com

I am an avid reader of end times, last days books, magazines and articles. I have lost count of the huge volume of writings I have consumed not only in the field of research based eschatology, but also in Christian end times fiction as well as secular dystopian books. Needless to say that the end of days has been a fascination of mine for as long as I can remember. Eschatology is the theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. Christian Eschatology is a ‘science’ in every sense of the word. It should be logical, understandable through a biblical worldview, verifiable through scripture and reasonable to an open minded secular mentality.

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

When it comes to Christians determining whom will get their vote, many base their decision on the candidate who offers them the greater financial reward. It doesn't matter if a Democrat has a poor record on moral issues. Many believers apparently think nothing of putting their pocket book ahead of their faith.

All disciples of Christ need to realize that some political issues should take priority over all other concerns. If a white supremacist group formed a national political party, it would be foolhardy for people to support that party based upon the fact they like the white supremacists' health care platform.

It was this type of narrow-minded thinking that got Adolf Hitler elected to office. Most citizens of Germany knew full well that the Nazis were brutalizing the Jews, but those citizens were mesmerized by utopian propaganda Hitler and his henchman were preaching.

Because we all will have to give an account of our lives, it is very important to realize the choices we make in the privacy of a voting booth will someday need to be defended before the open throne of God.

All end-time minded Christians should know that at some point freedom and liberty will be surrendered to a global government.

The Bible tells us the God of this world is the devil. The influence of Satan is the reason 90 percent of the press and Hollywood elite are liberals who vote exclusively for the Democratic Party. The one-minded eagerness of the left to influence the electoral process should act as a warning sign to the conservative base of this nation.

You can be a perfectionist and find a hundred things wrong with the Republicans. It is serious error to try compare a floundering friend to a deadly enemy.

Human government never will be able to solve the world's problems. There never will be true peace until the Prince of Peace establishes His Millennial Kingdom. That understood, until the Lord Jesus comes for His Church in the rapture -- presuming both major political parties in America continue to hold to their present party lines -- it is the view of Rapture Ready that Republican values are America's best political option.

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

Jesus, when He walked the Earth in the flesh, didn't fall prey to Satan's attempts to bribe Him with earthly power when the devil offered Him all of the world's kingdoms.

"Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve" (Matt. 4: 8-10).

Jesus didn't correct the evil one by telling him that the kingdoms of this world were not his to offer. That is because Satan indeed is allowed for the present time to control, to a great extent, the political realm of this fallen planet.

The fact that the God of all creation would not even consider such an offer of earthly power makes it more than certain that He would not lower himself to participate in a humanistic election.

The answer to the question posed by the title of this article is, "No, Jesus would not vote Republican." He would not vote, period!

Jesus would, however, offer very pointed advice on issues to those who do participate in the election process. He would enunciate the godly principles underlying the issues upon which the voters must decide. As a matter of fact, He did just that.

Jesus is the Living Word of God (John 1: 1). God's love letter to mankind is given through His blessed Son, Jesus Christ. The Bible gives us God's precise rules for conducting all areas of our life--including our participation in the political process.

Human beings must, in the final analysis, vote upon the issues of life that will determine how we will be served by human government. Departure from wise, godly principles delineated in the Bible invites the sort of confused and debased culture in which we are mired today. Such foolish decision-making ultimately brings foolish, even debased, perverted leadership, and even devilish tyranny.

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

The liberal media today demonstrably hate the idea of Christians becoming actively involved in the political process. Bible-believing ministers are usually portrayed as hateful zealots who are narrow-minded, bigoted, and homophobic when they oppose the anti-God wrongs wrapped up in those key issues described above. To express opposition--especially organized opposition--to the "pro choice" or "gay rights" agendas is to invite hate-filled fire from media, whether from news organizations or from Hollywood and entertainment in general.

The humanists seem to think that Christianity is so naturally offensive it needs to be excluded from areas of public life.

Homosexuals make up less than 5 percent of the population. Yet they are immensely effective in their efforts to impose their minority view on the rest of us. Although they are much greater in number, the same goes for those who push the right to abort babies--most all such killings done for the sake of convenience. The news media and entertainment industries consistently and loudly beat the drums of support for these anti-God practices.

Even within a republican form of democratic government, such as America's, majority input is supposed to serve as society's guiding principles. With 90 million claiming to be evangelical believers, those Christians have a constitutional right and a moral responsibility to demand that Christian values be reflected in American society.

Tragically, rather than exerting stronger influence on culture, evangelical Christianity seems to be losing the battle in producing godly results within the American political process. This is due primarily to many federal judges of this nation being allowed to legislate from the benches of the courts they have given over to the humanists.

Thankfully, one day, when Christ reigns and rules on earth, the humanistic form of governance will be a long-past memory.

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Donna Watson #fundie raptureready.com

Note: Luke 18:22 in the KJV reads 'sell all that thou hast...' but Donna prefers the Matthew 19:21 '...sell that thou hast' version

Note that Jesus didn’t tell him to go and sell ALL that he had. Christ never ordered anyone to give up all earthly possessions as the price for following Him. The disciples voluntarily left everything they had to be His disciples, but they were quite poor to begin with. It wasn’t much of a financial sacrifice for them; besides, all their needs were met while they were with Him.

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Robert Campbell #racist raptureready.com

Did you ever consider why the white man never looked back once he set foot in this country? What gave him the drive to march across this land, and transform it into the greatest country the world has ever known? White men turned villages into towns, towns into cities, cities into states, and states into a powerful and prosperous nation. Do you really believe that the founding fathers had any idea they were giving birth to something so great?

Before I move on, let me say that I’m not interested in the argument that the white man stole this country from the Indians. I don’t mean to offend my Native American brothers and sisters, but it comes down to logic. If you are not strong enough to defend your land, those with superior weapons will take it. The white man had no problem coming in with guns versus your arrows. Was it fair? No way. But, sometimes that’s how nations are born, and it is the natural result of war and conquest.

God was also in control during the American Revolution and apparently decided it was time for the Native Americans to move aside, to make way for His bigger plan of making this country the greatest ever.

As America grew, so did the churches. Whether you black folks know it or not, it was white people who introduced you to the Gospel and the Bible. Black folks, you should thank God, for you were a part of this country from the beginning; He made you a citizen from the start.

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Geri Ungurean #fundie raptureready.com

As Americans watched the alarming and heartbreaking videos of Planned Parenthood doctors laughing and discussing the body parts of aborted babies as line items, we were shocked and sickened. Many of us could not watch. It was just too much evil — unthinkable evil. Yet, this is what many Americans fight for and march for; and it seems that they would lay down their own lives to keep shedding the blood of innocent children.

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Todd Strandberg #racist raptureready.com

I would put the phrase “Black lives matter” on par with “Work will set you free” at the former Dachau concentration camp. “Black manners matter” is a mantra that should be adopted instead. While liberals look for any example of injustice on the part of whites; blacks youths are killing each other on the streets.

You rarely hear about those killings covered in the news because black on black crime is ignored, as if it is another thing that doesn’t happen in America. Blacks are also murdered in disproportionate numbers by the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger to abort black babies and “control that population.”

The greatest reason why black lives don’t matter is because of the power that the Democratic party has over them. The Democrat party created the Ku Klux Klan, poll taxes, Jim Crow, and they waged war against every major federal Civil Rights Act. Having the lost the battle over racism in the 1960s, the Democrats just switched from overt racism to a subversive strategy of getting blacks as dependent as possible on the government to secure their votes.

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

The most disturbing news event related to the media bias is the reaction to the undercover investigative video of Planned Parenthood. A pro-life group filmed a Planned Parenthood executive talking casually about the body parts of aborted babies, using the partial-birth abortion procedure to ensure the baby parts stay intact. The press took a couple days to figure out how to create the right spin to convolute the truth about the sickening video. The AP was the first to say it was only about the “disposition of fetal remains.”

The Washington Post followed with columnist Petula Dvorak proudly declaring, “Planned Parenthood deserves to be supported, not attacked.” In it, she called the video “nothing more than another one of those graphic abortion protest posters,” or “totally out of context and totally horrible.”

Cosmopolitan magazine used the use the same boldfaced denial tactic with the headline, “That Planned Parenthood Video Isn’t the Scandal Abortion Opponents Are Making it Out to Be.” Now, frankly, I’m just going to yawn,” wrote writer Robin Marty. While she “shuddered” at watching the video, she reasoned that “medicine overall is often gory and gruesome.”

Samantha Allen from The Daily Beast attacked the financial claim in an article titled: “Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Sell Fetuses: The Real Story Behind That Shady Video.” She unconscionably comes to this conclusion because “payments are for processing and transportation costs.”

The minds of these reporters are so sick and twisted, if they had worked for the Nazi state media they would easily have explained away Hitler’s death camps by saying, “Oh, these people died from a mass suicide” or “maybe the Red Army committed these atrocities.”

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

The one reason why Christians keep losing ground in this country is because we constantly allow ourselves to be pushed around by groups representing minority views. Christians are the largest demographic group in this country, and yet we struggle to have influence over the basic rules of morality.

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The liberal agenda behind religious freedom is not about tolerance and copasetic co-existence. Their biased self-righteous intolerance will never be satisfied until all segments of society endorse their reprobate mindset.

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Camilla Smith #fundie raptureready.com

I am writing this letter to a precious and lost generation that is being pursued in a massive and malicious manner. I pray that God impresses this letter upon your hearts. There may not be much time.

Dear Sweet Young Person,

Your life is hanging in the balance. There is a battle being waged for your very soul. Hollywood has set its sights on you. The entertainment industry is doing everything it can to claim your soul for the devil…that’s right, Satan. Yes, there is a Satan, and you know it. And there is a God—you know that too.

There is only One God and His Name is Yahweh. And the time is at hand for the God of All creation to defeat the god of this world, Satan. That time is nearly here. I feel you know that, too. You can feel the forces of evil around you. You see it in every movie you watch, every TV show you tune in to, every music video that you see, and every video game that you play.

Evil—pure evil, abounds. Darkness and deception are all around us. Even the shades and nuances and colors portrayed by the entertainment industry are evil…have you noticed? Everything is black, red, gray. Skulls and flames are everywhere. Pagan symbolism, satanic rituals, witchcraft ceremonies and atheism are becoming trendy. This is no joke. It is a carefully orchestrated manipulation, brought on by the father of lies (the devil), to change your perception of what is good and evil.

Satan IS the author of confusion. Do you feel hopeless, depressed, anxious and panicked? Do you feel as if there is no sense in trying to live a normal life, get a job, go to school, or make a difference in somebody’s life? Do you feel like darkness is oppressing you and you cannot climb out of the pit? That darkness has a name: Satan or Lucifer.

The Bible calls him the dragon and the serpent of old (notice all the dragons and monsters in children’s cartoons, commercials and nearly every sci-fi movie that is released). This is not a coincidence. Satan is running the show right now. But not for much longer. Satan is working on your mind like a termite works on soft wood. He is occupying your thoughts and changing your processing skills. He is controlling the air waves, and thus, controlling your moods, your mannerisms, your attitude and eventually—your soul.

Better yet, if he can get you to weaken your resolve by using drugs or alcohol, pain pills or benzodiazepines, you won’t be able to resist his power (and he is very powerful) and you will fall into his hands. He wants you to be angry and resentful. He wants you to not function in society. He wants you to be in deep depression and doubt. He wants you to hate. He thrives on it.

Satan has an ultimate plan. He wants to take you to hell with him for eternity. There is a heaven, and yes, there is a hell…I believe you know that too. In fact, God even tells us in His Word that we all know this truth inside our hearts, and by the very witnessing of God’s creation, we KNOW that God exists, and we are without excuse.

The world will tell you that there was no “creation.” Clearly, the Bible tells us that God created the heavens and the earth. The theory of evolution is another lie concocted by Satan to deceive you into believing that God is a liar. He is not. God is truth. God is always Truth. Constant, unchanging Truth.

Satan will use his masterful deceit to convince you that living a sinful life is okay. He will tell you that you can feel better if you just take that pill. He will tell you that those movies and those vulgar shows don’t change your outlook or your behavior. He will say that using that swear words is all right. He will tell you that the “fantasy” world of gods and superhuman beings that he is promoting is just for fun.

They are all lies. Satanic lies.

Run from him as fast as you can while you still have the chance. Satan has an agenda. Hollywood has an agenda. The entertainment industry has an agenda. Theme parks have an agenda. They want to seep into your hearts and minds and promote Satan’s corrupt ideals and morals while you are still impressionable. It is a vicious spiritual attack on you and you must fight back.

There is hardly a TV show or a movie today that doesn’t promote immorality: Cohabitation out of wedlock, having babies out of wedlock, aborting babies while in the womb, having sexual contact with same-sex partners or multiple partners, tattooing, piercing, cutting, carousing with the demons and the supernatural. Satan controls the media, and through the media, he controls the culture. Through the culture, he controls your young life.

Here are two Bible verses stand out in my mind, and that tell us plainly what is going on. Frankly, they make me furious, but they are true. Maybe they will help you understand Satan’s goal.
“Be alert and sober. Your enemy, the devil, goes around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he can devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

And then there is this verse:

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

Teenagers, pre-teens, college students…God has SO much He wants for your life. He loves you SO much. He wants you to know His love and give Him your love in return. He wants to change your life and give you the everlasting peace that comes with walking with Him. And the magnificent thing is this: All you have to do is ask God to walk with you!

God has already sent His Son, Jesus, to pay for your sins. Repenting of your sinful behavior and believing in His gift of love and sacrifice for you is your first step to eternal life, peace and joy…and avoiding eternal separation from the love of God. The rest is a beautiful journey with The Almighty that will bring you peace like you’ve never known, but always desired.

We have little time left. The Bible tells us that Jesus will one day return for His believers and call them home. At this point, God Himself, will pour out terrible wrath on the world for choosing to ignore the free gift that He gave us, His only begotten Son. It is only a matter of time, and no one knows exactly how much more time the Lord will give us to choose Him. The Bible tells us this:

“The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but for all to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

Please, please, young person. I am prayerfully imploring you. Listen to God calling your name. If you find that your life is spiraling out of control and you have no hope, you have no idea where to turn…open a Bible. Or go online and read it. There, you will find Truth—the Truth you have been missing and the peace you have been longing for. That peace is Jesus Christ—the Prince of peace. The Messiah. Lord and Savior of all.

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under Heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Jesus said it Himself, and it is this simple:
“I am The Way, The Truth and The Life. No man comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).

How plain is that?

Society and this deluded culture will tell you that there are many, many ways to find God. Jesus Christ said no, there is only One way…through His loving, saving grace.
If you feel in your soul that things are slipping away…that the world is changing and we may actually be in the end times…you are correct.

The Bible tells us exactly what is currently happening and why.

Nothing is left to chance with God. He told us exactly what to look for and He has fulfilled prophecy exactly as foretold. The Bible told us Jesus would come the first time (very specifically detailed I might add) and He did. Jesus lived exactly as God’s Word said He would. Jesus was crucified exactly the way the Bible said He would. Most important, Jesus Christ was resurrected from the grave, exactly as the Bible said would happen.

The Bible also clearly tells us that Jesus Christ will call His believers to Him in a sudden removal from this earth. I believe we may be very near this “catching away.” This event will bring chaos to the earth and will lead to seven years of God’s pouring out His wrath upon those left behind—a time in which millions will die. Then Jesus will return to earth with His believers in His Glorious Second Coming, and He will defeat Satan and his demons. Jesus will then set up His Kingdom and reign over the earth.

This is why you must be ready.

You have to know Jesus and ask Him to be Lord of your life. He could call us at any minute. You have no guarantee that you will see tomorrow. If you love the Lord, you have no worries.

This letter is not meant to scare you. But maybe it will. It is the truth. Judgment is coming on the earth. God has warned us. There is NOTHING more serious than eternity. And God has made it simple, but He has left it up to us to chose Him or reject Him.

Make your decision to choose Christ, and make it quickly. The Day of the Lord will come just as the Bible says it will, and your eternity is at stake. Choose Jesus, and your eternity is set. Do it now, without delay and be ready to be filled with the joy that only comes from knowing that you will spend eternity with a loving God.

Young person, you can never find happiness living in this world without Jesus Christ. It just is not possible. Drugs, alcohol, and sexual immorality are fleeting types of escapes, but they actually drive you deeper into despair. If this is you, ask yourself this question…What will I do?

Listen for God’s Holy Spirit to give you that answer. He’s waiting. What will you do?

Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling. Calling, “Oh, sinner, come home.” He loves you so. What will you do? I pray you make the right decision. I pray I meet you someday soon at the Lord’s table. I pray you feel the Holy Spirit tugging at your heart. And I pray you hear Him asking you…what will you do?

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Terry #fundie raptureready.com

The king of the kings of the east–unless something very dramatic happens to change the configuration of things east of the Euphrates, has to be China. It could, by itself, have manned a two-hundred-million soldier army even as far back as the 1970s. Today, with the other nations of Asia and their massive populations, the two-hundred-million figure presents no problem at all so far as potential for fulfillment of the prophecy is concerned. And, certainly, China exerts hegemony over all of the other nations of its oriental sphere. Many within secular news media are beginning to recognize the same things those who watch Bible prophecy and current events have been recognizing for some time: China indeed looks like a major influence on factors that might bring about profound changes in the world

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

Demonic activity is like a drug addiction. Once demons are allowed to take over, they become very difficult to resist. The ability of 300 fighters to defeat 10,000 Iraqi soldiers has all the markings of demonic empowerment. The mass confusion in Iraq’s capital is another indication that fallen angels are working on the side of ISIS.

Iraq is one of the worst places on earth because it is a venue for flare-ups of demonic driven despotism. The area has long been a hotbed of underworld activity. Babylon was the fountainhead all Luciferian and pagan religions. The Prince of Persia was a demon so mighty, he was able to withstand an angel sent to give Daniel a prophetic message for 21 days. Somewhere along the Euphrates river are bound four demons that are so powerfully evil. When they are released, they will kill one-third of the world’s population.

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

Hollywood has long forgotten about the biblical-epic film era that saw movies like: “Samson and Delilah,” “Quo Vadis,” “David and Bathsheba, “The Ten Commandments,” and “Ben-Hur” become top box-offices hits of the year that they were released. Once liberals took over the movie industry in the 1960’s there has been a ban on the production of any movie with a positive biblical message....
I don’t expect to ever see a positive Christian movie produced by a major studio. We have reached a point where the god of this world will never allow it. The average studio executive -- is repulsed by all things biblical because it conflicts with his or her evil nature.

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Terry james #fundie raptureready.com

Next, I was impressed that the Lord was saying through the cloud of witnesses that He was pleased with the fact I am teaching His prophetic Word at this crucial time so near the end of the Church Age. But, the cheering of those young witnesses isn’t for me only—rather for all of us who are remaining faithful to preach, teach, write—present—the prophetic truth.

Additionally, the impression upon my spirit is that heaven is pleased that we are teaching the premillennial, pretrib Rapture. It is confirmed in my spirit that this is absolutely the true message the Lord wants disseminated. Again—it isn’t just for me I’ve been given this affirmation, but for all who hold to, preach, and teach the premillennial, pretribulation Rapture view from God’s Holy Word, the Bible.

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Grant Phillps #fundie raptureready.com

When Christians dogmatically insist that Jesus is our only hope, it is a blow to people’s pride. The lost does not want to be told that they don’t measure up, they are bad people, and that none of us are worthy. It attacks our independence. It attacks our pride.

Those without Jesus want to determine what is right and wrong for themselves, and especially do not want someone saying that this is the way it is, and there is no other way. The following verse says it all.

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

My Forecast For 2013

At the beginning of a new year, it’s customary for people to make predictions about what will transpire in the next twelve months. Since so much of what occurred in 2012 was a set-up for 2013, I decided to add my voice to what I think will happen in the coming months. Since only God can predict the future, I will restrict myself to only offering a forecast of what might occur.

Israel and Iran

Sometime in 2013, the standoff between Israel and Iran will likely reach a boiling point. I have been amazed at how long this potential conflict has been brewing. There has been so much preparation for war that we will probably be shocked by how bad the situation will get after the fighting starts. Iran has already promised it will close off the Strait of Hormuz to oil shipping if were to come under attack. It also has a growing number of missiles that are capable of reaching Israel. A strike would likely send the price of oil soaring. With the global economy in a precarious state, oil going to $150 per barrel would be apocalyptic.

Social Meltdown in Europe

In Greece, Spain, Portugal, and France, the welfare-entitlement state has hit a brick wall. After decades of governments making financial commitments that they lacked the ability to fund, we're now at the breaking point. The only solution has been rounds of austerity measures that attempt to slowly take back those perks. So far, a generous social net has prevented people from going hungry. When the masses realize they are not getting what has been promised to them, they will riot in the streets.

Another Big Earthquake

In 2013, I expect to see another massive earthquake take place. The last giant earthquake occurred in March of 2011 along the eastern coast of Japan. Because we seem to have entered a pattern of birth pangs that has large quakes occurring every couple of years, the continuation of this trend would call for one to strike sometime in 2013.

Japan's Money Printing Will Trigger Inflation

The Japanese government, for the last two decades, has used the Keynesian tools of deficit spending to keep its economy afloat. By repeatedly kicking the can down the road, Japan has amassed the largest national debt of any industrialized nation. With a debt to GDP of 240 percent, a financial meltdown could come at any moment. What makes me think 2013 could be the year that the bubble burst is the recent decision by a new Japanese prime minister to accelerate money-printing as an attempt to kick-start the economy. This new plan will likely let the inflation genie out of the bottle. Once inflation starts in Japan, it will quickly spread to Europe and the U.S.

Gold and Silver Will Move Higher

For twelve years in a row, gold has gained in price, which is the longest annual gain since at least 1920. Even though this move is incredibly rare, I still look for gold and silver to move higher this year. The endless printing of money by the Federal Reserve will continue to makes investment in precious metals the best option for protecting your savings against money debasement. I look for gold to push through $2,000, and for silver to eventually move above its $50 high set in 1980.

Obama Administration Will Attempt to Gut the Second Amendment

Even before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the goal of liberals was to completely disarm the American people. I expect Obama to make every effort to gut the Second Amendment. The most likely move will be new restriction on the sale of so-called assault rifles and the size of clips that go into weapons. Another effort might be to get all new guns registered.

Fallout from the November Election

My #1 forecast for 2013 would have to be the likely fallout from the November election. When the American people voted to reelect one of the most liberal presidents in our nation's history, we collectively shook our fists at God. The reason the pro-marriage and marijuana measures didn't instantly cause fire to rain down from heaven is because that's not how God operates. There is always a price to pay for sinful rebellion, but it typically comes after a time that allows for repentance. I look for things to remain sunny side up until the inauguration, but after that, the clouds of judgment may quickly drift in.

--Todd

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Don Twobears #fundie raptureready.com

“Science vs. God: Does Progress Trump Faith?”

First, looking at the entire phrase, I see the dichotomy! Of course they put “science” first, subliminally offensive to me, next they talk about “progress” but they FAIL to state the progress of WHOM! Of course I know they are talking about humanity in as far as the WHOM. And again “faith” is the last word. Does that mean last as in “Save the last as best” or what? It is abundantly obvious...to say the least...the entire statement was slanted to be as infuriating as possible, to one side of the equation. And then they began to discuss whether or not the Bible is “empirical” or not.

I beg your pardon...hmm...please speak up, I didn’t quite catch that...EMPIRICAL...? Such horse hockey, as in blasphemy! I was so angry over this! They want to equate the Word of God to anything they could write themselves, they were not able to believe in a god of any kind...because of the “lack of empirical evidence.” THAT had my blood pressure up BIG time!! I need a break, here!

Okay, I’m back, I feel better now.

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Rapture Ready #fundie raptureready.com

The supremacy of Christianity over all other faiths is not based on arrogance. It is simply based on facts. If your house were to catch on fire, what do you think would be superior at extinguishing the flames--water or gasoline? They are both liquids, but one is obviously better suited to quench the fire.

God has plainly said that Christianity is superior to all other faiths. There is no coming together for the sake of love and understanding.

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

The Bible makes clear predictions, and there has never been a case when one of its prophecies has not come to pass. The Good Book has been so successful at foretelling the future, I believe people who scoff at it are making a "Sucker's Bet." They fail to realize that 87 percent of end-time prophecy is already in an advanced state of fulfillment.

The accurate prediction of the rebirth of Israel is Bible prophecy’s most stunning achievement. The Word of God also said that China would rise to be a world power; Europe would form a single government; the world would someday have a globally integrated financial market; and that there would be a diplomatic struggle (which we’re seeing today) over who should control Jerusalem.

There is no need for blind faith in what God has said in His Holy Word. I trust in the Bible because it has proven itself through prophecy.

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

A very good reason the Bible doesn't focus on forced servitude is that slavery of the mind to sin is a much bigger problem than the imprisonment of the body. It is meaningless for someone to gain physical freedom and lose his eternal soul

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Todd Stranberg #fundie raptureready.com

Many doomsday UFO cults believe aliens are coming to take them away to another planet. They desire to depart to escape a terrible fate that they fear will soon befall the earth. Most people just laugh them off as being a bunch of nuts, and would never dream of writing them.

What makes RR different is the innate realization that the prophetic message we promote is factual and will someday happen.

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Todd Strandberg #fundie raptureready.com

The sinister nature of the Arab people is not some fluke or genetic defect. The Bible warns that their nature is because they are children of Ishmael. When Abraham sinned against God by having a child with his slave Hagar, he set into motion a conflict that will eventually lead to world War III.

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Donna Wasson #fundie raptureready.com

As expected, 8 of the 10 most religious states are located in the Bible Belt of the South and are Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia with Mississippi ranking as the ‘most religious state’ in the Union. The other 2 states in this category are Oklahoma and Utah, the majority of whose residents are Mormon. They were awarded the honor of being ‘the most religious group in America today.’ Oh yay. A twisted, mishmash of bizarre beliefs and blasphemous statements about Jesus Christ represents the most religious group in this country. No wonder the USA is going to hell in a hand- basket!

There are 12 ‘least religious states’ and 6 are in New England. These are New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island with Vermont nabbing the ‘most heathen’ award for the whole country. I guess those folks in Vermont are too busy sucking syrup out of Maple trees to give God much thought.

Other states in the ‘least religious’ category are, Alaska (next door to Russia, what can you expect?), Oregon (The Wicca State), Nevada and Washington (The let's worship a tree State). The last 2 are the District of Columbia (completely Godless!) and, surprise, surprise, New York.

So what does all this mean? According to Gallup, America remains a generally religious nation, with more than 2/3 of the residents classified as very or moderately religious. These statistics bring up some interesting questions.

What does Gallup even mean when they use the term ‘religious?’ I suppose that would encompass all Christian beliefs which would include the many Protestant denominations and ‘non-denominational’ congregations. Apparently they consider Mormonism to be a religion. What about Scientology and their mother ship? Are they including Muslims? What about Buddhists or Hindus? The Wiccans? The luciferians and plain ‘ol satanists?

And, of course, we can’t forget the Catholics, because NO one can put on some religion like the Catholics! The robes. The ceremonies. The metal thingy’s with incense and smoke being waved about. Genuflecting to a graven image of Christ on the cross. Sprinkling holy water on the faithful. Sitting in a little wooden hut, confessing your sins to some unseen voice who thinks he has the ability to forgive you, along with the seemingly endless hour and a half of men with funny hats, mumbling Latin which no one in the building can understand. Mmmm, Lord knows I love me some Catholics! Now THAT’S what I call a good show of religion!

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I don’t know who this Gallup guy is or why he’s never asked me any questions, but I have to wholeheartedly agree with his poll. America used to be a Godly country, which is much different than being a ‘religious’ people. A good definition of ‘religion’ is mankind’s arrogant, worthless attempt to make himself acceptable to a Holy God by his own efforts or works. Religion is one of the greatest and most destructive lies satan ever hatched in that putrid little brain of his. It is anything but Godly.

No, America has fallen from being Godly to being religious. We have a plethora of gods to worship, command and control. The gods of our religions don’t tell us how to live and don’t expect anything from us so we can toddle off to our churches every Sunday and feel good about ourselves because we’re ‘a good person.’ Somehow, I don’t think America’s gods will be able to save us from the approaching and well deserved wrath of the one true God. You know; the one we used to have before we became religious.

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Ron Graham #fundie raptureready.com

“And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech” Leviticus 18:21. Molech was the god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians. They sacrificed their children to this god and some Israelites sacrificed their infants to this very same god in the valley of Hinnom. America celebrated the murder of 54 million babies sacrificed to this very same god of sex.

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Jack Kelly #fundie raptureready.com

The weather is in the news again and I've received a number of questions about it. With another 500 year flood along the Mississippi and the worst tornado season since the 50s people are once again wondering if God is judging us for our sins. So we can better understand what's going on here's some perspective on the issue.

Based on my study of the nature and power of God, I'm convinced the world was perfect when He finished creating it. After all He pronounced His work of creation good 7 times during the week in which He performed it and when He was finished He declared the whole project very good. I don't believe there was a single thing wrong with the way it worked. I think there was a world wide sub-tropical climate and every day was perfect. There were twelve thirty day months and a year was 360 days long. I think the leap years, storms, earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural disasters we're all too familiar with were unknown to Earth's earliest residents.

But when sin was introduced into the world things began to work differently, the way a computer program works differently after a virus has been introduced into it. And life on Earth really changed when that sin had to be judged. The world has literally never been the same since.

Paul confirmed this when he wrote that we humans are not the only ones in bondage due to sin. He said the creation itself eagerly awaits to be liberated from its bondage and has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth ever since it was subjected to frustration. (Romans 8:18-22)

We need to understand that when sin entered the world it knocked the finely tuned creation out of balance, and when God judged the world in the Great Flood it caused both short and long term consequences. As subterranean water broke through the Earth's surface, God collapsed the giant water canopy He had placed above the sky (Genesis 1:6-8) providing enough water to completely cover the earth's surface (Genesis 7:11-12, 18-19).

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Ron Graham #fundie raptureready.com

Why would a loving God, a God who is described as pure love, condemn any of his children to Hell? This is very a common question especially among those who don’t believe the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or who have little to no Bible knowledge. Believe it or not even Christians ask this question, and few are able to give a sound, Biblical answer.

A common statement from non-believers is “My god would never send anyone to Hell, he’s a loving god. Only an evil god would create people and then send them to Hell.” Good point, but since these folks are non-believers their god is Satan. And his main modus operandi is to convince man that he is god and that he would never send anyone to Hell. Well he certainly isn’t God, but he is very efficient and persuasive when it comes to promoting his lies. After all he’s been at it for 6,000 years give or take a year or so.

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Jason Lovelace #fundie raptureready.com

Folks, it is this my belief that a nuclear strike will take place very soon in the USA. Much in the same way that the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 were, at first, thought to be accidents and were totally unconventional, I believe that a nuclear terrorist attack will also, at first, be viewed as an accident, and will take place in an unconventional manner. I believe that it will be in more than one city, and it will, for lack of a better word, finish the USA for good as a superpower. Many people may scoff at this, as scoffers have come and gone in the past. However, the bottom line here is that God is not limitless in his patience, and the United States of America has gotten away with moral depravity, abominable practices, and gross immorality for far too long. Greater societies have fallen for lesser offences towards God; what makes us, the USA, think that we are any different than they? Though many Americans claim to be Christians, it is shocking not to hear President Obama state that we are not a Christian Nation, but to know that such, in fact, is the truth! Christ has been dismissed from public school for nearly fifty years. The name of Jesus Christ has been mocked, taken in vain, and used as a curse in the media for nearly as long. Sin has been upheld by US Society as good and right since the 1960s. Yes, while we have a large percentage of the population claiming Christ, and while cities and towns and villages all across the land still have churches in them, the fact that we have slidden so far makes it a glaring truth when the President comes out and states it in public: we may claim Christ, but we are not actively living him out in our lives. As such, God will not hold out his hand of blessing for much longer. Nuclear 9-11 is coming, and I believe that it will be upon us very, very soon….perhaps, even, before President Obama is finished with his first term, and certainly before the end of his second should he be elected to one, especially if he makes FOCA and the rest of his agenda the law of the land.

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Joseph Chambers #fundie raptureready.com

I personally believe that Satan and his evil angels have limited control of weather patterns. The Scripture is clear that Satan and his host have made the world like a wilderness, which would clearly include the atmospheric heavens that connect directly to earth.

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John Funk #fundie raptureready.com

When you look at it purely from a secular viewpoint, the fact of the matter is that (1) homosexuals are, as a whole, much more sexually promiscuous than heterosexuals; (2) homosexuals are more likely to engage in sexual acts with unknown partners than heterosexuals; (3) homosexuals are generally not monogamous in their relationships to the same extent as heterosexuals; (4) sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including AIDS and genital herpes, are much more prevalent in the homosexual population than the heterosexual population; (5) homosexuals with AIDS are now knowingly engaging in unprotected sex with partners trying to bestow upon them what is known as “the gift” a/k/a AIDS; (6) that homosexuality is a very lonely lifestyle due to the fact that older homosexuals are generally shunned by the younger homosexual population; and, (7) that life expectancy amongst members of the homosexual population is shorter than the population at large. In short, the homosexual lifestyle is not healthy and it can, and will most probably, result in sickness and death.

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NM #fundie raptureready.com

The response to Hurricane Katrina and Rita set a new standard for prophetic apathy. There is no point in American history where we have witnessed a financial disaster of such magnitude that has not caused the general population to wonder if a supreme being is trying to tell them something.

Instead of seeing people turning to God, I've observed several examples of open defiance to the Creator. After Katrina struck New Orleans, Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" made a series of blasphemous remarks. In the first program to follow the storm, Stewart challenged God with an, "Okay tough guy" remark. In reaction to President Bush's call for a day of prayer, Stewart said, "Shouldn't we have a day of shunning the Almighty?"

In the days leading up to Hurricane Rita's landfall, Stewart and company topped their previous mockery. One reporter, when asked why we are having so many hurricanes, said, "God was just being some kind of a [short for Richard]." A couple of days later, Stewart opened a show by asking the creator, "What part of 'God bless America' don't you understand?"

I think it is fair to assume that the cast of the Daily show will not fare very well on Judgment Day. Because it takes silent Christians to allow such blasphemous remarks to continue over the public airways, believers need to be mindful of their own culpability.

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Ron Graham #fundie raptureready.com

As for those irritating Christ followers, well, we’ll just have to do something about them. They are a fly in the ointment, a thorn in the side of Mr. Obama, but Mr. Obama has a plan to eliminate that segment of the American society. Mr. Obama is going to push through every immoral perverse piece of legislation possible and create a multitude of immoral laws that will sooner or later render the Christians in this country completely powerless, at least that’s what he thinks. That’s because he doesn’t really know who he’s dealing with. Watch out for hate crimes, they will be focused on those who believe the truth of the Bible.

There is really nothing Mr. Obama can do to those who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our God is much bigger than Mr. Obama, and has a much longer reach. God is in control of our current situation here in the US, the same as He is in every nation on earth. God will have his way; He will be exalted above all others. Nothing can change that fact, or alter the outcome, and no man can legitimately claim otherwise.

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Anonymous #fundie raptureready.com

(RR fan mail)

Naturally at a young age, I was extremely into the end times. During my years of 4th grade when I was about ten, the whole Left Behind series was all the rage. So I read them. They freaked me out of my mind. I remember even being so afraid, so scared that God was going to take me through this time that I would sit up late at night asking God to kill me before the year 2008. Because God gave me a strong feeling that when I was 18, in 2008, the prophetic ball would start rolling. Mind you, I was ten years old. All I could think about was how I was going to get my head chopped off if I didn't take the mark. Either that or starve to death because I wouldn't take it. Not exactly the brightest future for a ten-year old.

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Ron Graham #fundie raptureready.com

Charles Darwin is credited with bringing about a worldwide change in man’s thinking about the origins of life. Although Darwin wasn’t the first to espouse the idea of the theory of evolution, he certainly got most of the credit. When Charles Darwin wrote his famous book on the theory of evolution, he probably had no idea where that ugly lie would take mankind and what a major falling away from faith in God would occur.

Man has been trying to glorify Darwin and promote his theory of evolution even though there isn’t a shred of proof of any of those so called scientific “evolutionary” facts. Man in all his diligence has never found any intermediate fossils. This means scientists have no proof of anything evolving from a lower life form into a higher life form. Man has never found or observed a gradual change in any life form in all the billions of fossils that have been dug up in all the years he has been searching. Mutations and adaptations happen, but there is no observable evidence pointing to a transition form one life form to another. That fact alone demolishes the theory of evolution. If Darwin was alive today, and being presented with the scientific facts we now have, he would not be a believer in his own theory.

Darwin wrote “Intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and serious objection which can be urged against the theory [of evolution].”

Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species p. 323

One example we can see is the scientific evidence against the human eye evolving. This is a staggering reality; the scientific evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of our Creator God. All secular scientists have is blind speculation.

“Both the origin of life and the origin of the major groups of animals remain unknown”

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Jason Lovelace #fundie raptureready.com

Evolution and Atheism – Like a Hand in a Glove

The reason why Darwin’s Idea of Evolution is so appealing to Atheists and Atheism is precisely because it makes no mention, no allusion, nor gives any credit to God. Much similarly to Atheism, Evolution bases itself on nothing. Yes, it is called a Scientific Theory, and a myriad of scientists attest to books and volumes of data, “experimentation”, findings, research, and other so-called scientific documentation to “prove” Evolution as some sort of fact, but in reality, Evolution is a religion. All the data, experimentation, findings, research, and documentation is basically faith and hope based upon more faith and hope in the idea that a man’s faith and hope (that of Charles Darwin) is correct.

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Jack Kelley or Kelly #fundie raptureready.com

"it's surprising the number of people who still believe that if seems to be good for the country, it must be right. This is true even among believers. According to recent Barna polls, 48% of those likely to vote in the coming election are born again Christians. That means they claim to have made a personal commitment to Jesus and believe they will go to heaven because they have confessed their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. These same polls show that nearly half of them will vote for the candidate they think has the best plan for restoring America's reputation in the world and managing the economic battles that lie ahead, rather than the one who they think will best uphold the Biblical principles they believe. So if only half the voters are believers, and half of them plan to use worldly standards in making their choice rather than Biblical ones, it follows that only 1 in every 4 voters will be exercising any spiritual discernment at all in casting their vote.

The other 3 are using standards like peace, financial security, tolerance, choice, and so on as their guidelines. They don't realize that only God can restore peace and security to their lives, and tolerance and choice are just nice sounding words that really stand for rebellion against Him. By not considering His standards in casting their vote, they're guaranteeing that He won't be helping them get what they want. "

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Todd #fundie raptureready.com

On watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics. It's always good to have something to look forward to.

"As I was watching the big event, I could not help but think there is another grand-scale escapade in China 's future. During the latter part of the tribulation, an Oriental army of some 200 million strong will move into the Middle East, crossing over the dried-up Euphrates River. This army, guided by four demonic angels, will kill one-third of mankind."

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Rapture Ready #fundie raptureready.com

What is wrong with date-setting?

Because date-setting can cause emotional harm to some people, we do not allow date-setting on the message board. A couple of years back, one participant threatened to kill himself after he thought he'd missed the rapture.

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RR Spiritual Health Check #fundie raptureready.com

The supremacy of Christianity over all other faiths is not based on arrogance. It is simply based on facts. If your house were to catch on fire, what do you think would be superior at extinguishing the flames--water or gasoline? They are both liquids, but one is obviously better suited to quench the fire.

God has plainly said that Christianity is superior to all other faiths. There is no coming together for the sake of love and understanding. Many liberal churches try to use the fight against racial hatred as an excuse for forming alliances with other faiths. The Christians who resist the unity movement are called intolerant.

The only intolerance we need to worry about is God's abhorrence of sin. If people reject Jesus Christ's gift of salvation, they will simply end up eternally lost.

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Anonymous #fundie raptureready.com

I will be honest with you. It makes me angry to the point that I would take action and seek revenge on evil like a real life vigilante super hero or something. Sounds silly I know. But I am a fully trained and well experienced hand to hand combat instructor. I am also fully trained and competent in the use of more than a few weapons. Forming a picture? I received my training while active and we'll leave it at that. This said I am not kidding. My heart is just so hurt and angry at the disgusting lack of human compassion that exists in this world. And as such and from my completely broken heart I want to strike out with a forceful vengeance and start "putting things straight" one bad guy at a time. This is truly how I feel and is my initial reaction when I read of such horrible things as this teenager being beaten so brutally. Daily do I read of these things and with an increased intensity and frequency do these things happen. Like birth pangs. And, just as Jesus said they would. So then I also confess that If the Lord did not keep me my heart would have waxed cold long ago.

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Unknown #fundie raptureready.com

The supremacy of Christianity over all other faiths is not based on arrogance. It is simply based on facts. If your house were to catch on fire, what do you think would be superior at extinguishing the flames--water or gasoline? They are both liquids, but one is obviously better qualified at the task of quenching the fire.

God has plainly said that Christianity is superior to all other faiths. There is no coming together for the sake of love and understanding. Many liberal churches try to use the fight against racial hatred as an excuse for forming alliances with other faiths. The Christians who resist the unity movement are called intolerant.

The only intolerance we need to worry about is God's abhorrence of sin. If people reject Jesus Christ's gift of salvation, they will simply end up eternally lost.

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Unknown #fundie raptureready.com

In my opinion, it takes less faith to believe that Almighty God created the earth in six days—He could have done it in six minutes if He chose to—than to believe that some cosmic explosion is responsible for the life and beauty all around us. The creation story is not in conflict with science; it is in conflict with any worldview in which God is absent. When I look at a newborn baby, I cannot imagine a big bang, but I can imagine a loving creator.

The Bible gives no option other than the fact that God is the creator! Read the creation account in Genesis 1 again. You cannot believe part of the Bible and then reject other, more confusing parts. I don’t know how or why He created the Earth the way that He did. I just know that He said it, I believe it; that settles it!

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According to the Word of God, abortion is one of the worst murders a human being can commit. About abortion, the Scripture says, "In the secret place doth he murder the innocent" (Psalms 10:8). The “secret place” is the womb of a mother. Definitely, the baby is an “innocent.” No person who is fully aware of another’s total innocence normally kills that other human being. Even wild beasts such as like lions and tigers do not kill their own kind, but rather, they fight to defend and protect them. But, today, man has made himself even lower than brute beasts by slaying innocent unborn babies.

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Where did Cain get his wife?

Adam was the first man (1 Cor. 15:45) and Eve is the mother of all living (Gen. 3:20). Genesis 5:4 tells us that Adam and Eve had both sons and daughters besides Cain, Abel and Seth. So Cain married one of his sisters.

"Now wait a minute," someone might say, "doesn't the Bible forbid brothers and sisters to marry?" Yes it does, but that law came many, many years later (in Lev. 18-20). During the time of Cain it was okay to marry siblings. Here's why:

Our genes have mistakes in them. When people who aren't related have children, their offspring inherit different bad genes. But when relatives have children, there is a much greater chance that the children will inherit the same bad genes, resulting in an increased likelihood that they will have birth defects.

But before the fall of man, Adam and Eve had no bad genes (Gen. 1:31). After the fall, Cain and his brothers and sisters had bad genes, but not many. As time went on, the amount of bad genes humans were carrying had increased to the point at which God had to forbid relatives from marrying and having children.