The dead sea is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water with a salinity of 34.2%, it is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean making it a very harsh environment where plants and animals can't flourish or even survive. However, recently there's been small fish and vegetation found in sinkholes near the sea showing that it's coming to life. The bible states this will happen but is this just a big coincidence or one of many signs of the times we're living in?
Catch up to current events of the second half of October 2018; continued talks of Trump's Middle East Peace plan with France wanting to join in, news of Russia and China preparing for war, Venice, Italy facing unprecedented flooding, 2 school girls plot to kill their classmates and drink their blood all in the name of satan and more.
Many people hold the view that we are all God's children, but does the bible say this? Is this truly a biblical idea? The simple answer is no. However, God does offer all of us the opportunity to become a part of his amazing family.
One of the many signs accompanying the "end of this age" is the rebirth of the nation of Israel 70 years ago in 1948. In Matthew 24:32-34, Jesus gives a parable about a fig tree - Israel. He likens the appearance of leaves on the tree to events that will precede his return, but who is "this" generation that saw the fig tree bud and what does it mean for our current time?
Catch up to current events of the first half of October 2018; continued talks of Trump's Middle East Peace plan, Russia delivers S-300 systems to Syria, Indonesia faces a tsunami-earthquake-volcano natural disaster trio while the US gets hit by hurricane Michael - an "unprecedented" Cat 4 storm.
We are a blessed generation that is witnessing the words of the prophets come to life and experiencing things previous generations could only dream to see. We're currently living in a period of time where many prophecies in the bible are being fulfilled daily and are setting up for their near and future fulfillments. We are born for such a time as this. However, as Christians what do we then do with this information? Do we keep it to ourselves and hide in our homes or sound the "alarm" of the events to come?
Several times in the bible, we're commanded to be watchful - watchful of the times we're living in and the many signs accompanying these times. But what does it really mean to be watchful and how does this affect our outlook of life as followers of Christ?
Often times when I attempt to use prophecy as a means of justifying the Bible's supernatural origins, the common rebuttal I get is a reference to the fact that Nostradamus' wrote some "prophecies" as well. Usually this point is made to de-legitimize Bible prophecy. After all, if a mere human being can predict future events then prophecy isn't so special anymore right?
China has recently began a pilot program they call a "social credit" system which they aim to use to monitor every aspect of their 1.4 billion citizens' lives. Meanwhile, a Wisconsin based company is making human implantable chips used to buy snacks, open doors and has GPS capabilities. Could we be seeing the making of the mark of the beast system written about in Revelation 13?
From the secular viewpoint, prophecy isn't real. If you don't belief in God or the supernatural, there's no room for prophecy as well. Often times when I attempt to use prophecy as a means of justifying the Bible's supernatural origins, one of the common rebuttals I get is that other religions also have their own prophecies which makes Bible prophecy not as "unique". Is this claim true?
Catch up to current events of the second half of September 2018; escalation between Russia and Israel as Russia blames Israel for a recently downed plane in Syria killing 15 prompting Russia to send advanced weaponry, increased hurricane and earthquake activity, China's chilling social credit system aimed to monitor every aspect of its 1.4 billion citizens' lives, and much more.
In late August a red heifer was born in Israel and marked a significant turning point for efforts surrounding the rebuilding of the Jewish temple, paving the way for rituals and sacrifices in Israel again after more than 2,000 years.