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Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron… 1 Timothy 4:1-3

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Changing Lives

Posted: August 21, 2018 in Uncategorized
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Bill was raised in a good Christian family. He attended a Sunday-keeping church as a child and was baptized around the age of 11. “I was pretty serious about my faith until age 15,” he recalls. “Then I just wanted to hang around my friends at church.

As Bill drifted away from church, his parents drew closer to their church. By age 16 he had completely lost interest in church and told his father he was never going again. He was severely punished but stood his ground. “I stayed away from church for more than 40 years,” he explains. “I call it my 40 years in the wilderness.”

Right after his high school graduation, at age 17, Bill joined the Navy. “I smoked, drank, and soon discovered women,” he admits, “and I ‘catted’ around with the worst of them.” His apostasy continued, causing an ever widening rift between himself and God. He started experimenting with marijuana, cocaine, speed, and just about anything else that was passed around at parties.

In his twenties, Bill came to the conclusion that he was an agnostic. “I refused to call myself an atheist,” he shares. He decided he wouldn’t live by guilt. “I believed in evolution and read up on eastern religions. I was convinced there was no such thing as good and evil.” He believed that the “charitable acts” done by people were motivated by self-interest and the enjoyment of positive feelings that came with doing deeds of kindness.

“I had never heard of an intelligent argument against evolution.”

Then came 9-11. The acts of terrorism convinced Bill there had to be a devil directing these events. He still resisted the idea of a God, but finally had to admit that if there was a devil there had to be a God. But he kept the idea in the back of his mind.

In May 2007, Bill’s father died after a two-year illness. It hit him like a ton of bricks. “I loved and respected my father even though we had a falling out over church many years before,” he shares. The stress of this loss was too much. He felt like life had no purpose. He had a good job as a database administrator but thought, “One hundred years from now all of this won’t matter.” So he gave his two-week notice and quit his work.

During this time Bill’s wife started attending a Sabbath-keeping church. She convinced her husband to attend church one time. Bill admits, “The whole time I was in church I thought it was a bunch of fantasy and hogwash.” His wife knew he believed in evolution, so she found a little booklet in the church literature rack on creation and evolution. She begged Bill to read it. He promised he would.

One day, soon afterwards, Bill was battling discouragement and picked up the booklet his wife gave to him and began to read. “I was intrigued,” he recalls. “I had never heard of an intelligent argument against evolution. I was always told that you just had to have faith. But I just couldn’t take a leap of faith that completely defied logic.” He kept reading. Then he noticed a web address on the back: www.amazingfacts.org. Bill decided to check it out.

Soon he was working through the Amazing Facts Bible Study Guides. “I was fascinated, but cautious,” he remembers. He called his mom to ask if she had an extra Bible she could send him. “My wife was a Sabbath-keeper and my mom a Sunday-keeper,” he explains. “I wanted to compare Bibles to see if there were any differences.”

When he listened to online sermons, Pastor Doug would invite people to turn to certain pages in their Bibles. Bill checked his mom’s Bible and was amazed to discover they were exactly the same page numbers as Pastor Doug’s. Bill later attended a prophecy seminar at a Sabbath-keeping church and again compared the Bible he was given with his mother’s Bible. “Once more, the page numbers were the same,” he recalls. Bill sensed God speaking to his heart.

A real turning point came to Bill when he heard Pastor Batchelor preach about hell. “It was the most eye opening lesson I ever heard,” he shares. “I never could understand a God who would punish someone eternally for a short lifetime of sin.”

                Bill completed the Amazing Facts Bible Study Guides and was eventually baptized into a Sabbath-keeping church in Arizona where he now serves as a deacon. “I’ve never been happier in all my life,” he shares. From an unhappy agnostic to an enthusiastic believer, God miraculously led Bill from fantasy and hogwash into the truth.

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Christ Did Not Die for the Pope to be Glorified — C.H. Spurgeon

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Charles SpurgeonChrist did not redeem His Church with His blood that the Pope might come in and steal away the glory! He never came from Heaven to earth and poured out His very heart that He might purchase His people so that a poor sinner, a mere man, should be set upon high to be admired by all the nations and to call himself God’s representative on earth! Christ has always been the Head of His Church. . .

It is not possible for any to be Head in the Church of Christ, but Jesus! Has God exalted Him and made Him to be the Head over all things—and it is usurping the prerogative of Christ for any to suppose they can be Head of the Church of Christ, for Jesus Christ is the Head and He, alone, holds power over ecclesiastical organizations! Over the sacred mystical, blood-bought, redeemed, regenerated Church of Christ there never can, by any possibility, be any other Head but Jesus Christ, the Lord Himself! Now mark, God has exalted the Lord Jesus Christ in the government of His Church All authority, all authoritative rules in Zion come through Jesus Christ. All true teaching in Zion comes from His lips. We call no man, master, upon earth, for One is our Master, and that One is Christ. No man is Rabbi in the Church, but He is our Rabboni, our Teacher, and all other teachers are thieves and robbers if they teach on their own authority. They only are accepted as the Lord’s shepherds, who speak Christ’s Truth in Christ’s name—and in the power of His own Spirit. God has made Christ to rule supremely throughout the Church, and in this He has glorified Him!

– C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
taken from: Christ Glorified, Sermon No. 3436, Delivered on Thursday Evening, February 4, 1869. http://www.erictyoung.com/2015/01/19/christ-did-not-die-for-the-pope-to-be-glorified-c-h-spurgeon/

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Published on Aug 14, 2015

Prior to his September visit to the United States, Pope Francis has laid bare his deep devotion and promotion of Sunday keeping. Pastor Doug Batchelor examines the pope’s recent radio address and asks, “Could this be yet another step in the fulfillment of last-day prophecy?” Find out in this eye-opening video. Please study for yourself http://www.sabbathtruth.com

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South Korea is facing a crisis, a virus that is beginning to spread like wildfire. The World of Health Organization has put out a warning about the MERS outbreak in South Korea. There has been 1,364 people who have contracted the virus CNN says, and are under quarantine and confirmed cases grew to 30 people. Two people have died from the MERS virus in South Korea another MERS outbreak happened in Saudi Arabia. More than 200 schools have shutdown to prevent the spread of the virus. The range of the outbreak in South Korea has taken many by surprise. Why because the virus has not been shown to spread easily between humans and South Koreans hang confidently on their finely modern health care.  South Korean President Park Geun-hye acknowledged problems in the country’s her response to the “Initial reaction for new infectious diseases like MERS is very important but there were some insufficiency in the initial response including the judgment on its contagiousness,” she said. She convened an emergency MERS meeting on Wednesday. MERS is in the same family of viruses as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome — coronavirus) as well as the common cold. However, MERS does not spread easily between humans — at least from what is known. “So far, the virus has been circulating in humans for three years,” Dr. Leo Poon, a virology expert at the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong, who worked on the SARS outbreak more than a decade ago. “We found little transmission in human. We know there is human-to-human transmission, but it’s not sustainable.” source:http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/03/world/south-korea-mers/index.html

Satan is exercising his power. He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and distress follow. HE IMPARTS TO THE AIR(read Ephesians 2:2) A DEADLY TAINT, AND THOUSANDS PERISH BY THE PESTILENCE. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous. Destruction will be upon both MAN AND BEAST. “The earth mourneth and fadeth away,” “the haughty people … do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.”

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