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The Mystery of Christ in the Believer - KJV Preaching Proclaiming the glory of this mystery, this message was preached on Sunday evening, Oct. 24, 2021, by Pastor Michael D. O'Neal at Glenwood Baptist Church, ...
Vacation Bible School 2021--Mystery Island This is our graduation video that we show to the families of those who come to the Sunday night graduation. It shows different pictures and video of some of the ...
Pastor Gelfand - Sunday Morning - 7/14/2021- Job - The Mystery of Misery Live from Sewickley Lighthouse Baptist Church in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
"Bible Mysteries - The Mystery of Iniquity" | Pastor Tom Fry | December 27, 2020 | Morning Service www.ambassadorbaptistchurch.faithweb.com Pastor Fry completes his sermon series on "Bible Mysteries" in chapter 2 of 2 Thessalonians. 2 Thessalonians 2 ...
"Bible Mysteries - The Mystery of the Rapture" | Pastor Tom Fry | December 6, 2020 Morning Service www.ambassadorbaptistchurch.faithweb.com 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In ...
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Daily devotional readings from Christianity Today.“I bring you good news ...” (Luke 2:10). With these words, the angel began a stunning gospel proclamation: The Savior, the promised Messiah, the Lord, had been born! When we think of the gospel—of the Good News—we rightly think of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We think of our sin, of Jesus’ sacrifice, of the salvation and eternal life Christ offer. In this sense, it’s only natural to think of Easter as the “gospel” holiday—it marks the central events that make our redemption possible.But in this online devotional resource, we invite you to consider what the season of Advent can teach us about the Good News. Many core tenets of the gospel reverberate powerfully throughout Advent’s traditional readings and themes. In Advent, we reflect on the mystery of the Incarnation, on Christ’s purpose as the long awaited Messiah, on our sin and need for repentance, on God’s promises of salvation and justice, and on our firm hope in Christ’s return and everlasting kingdom. We prepare to celebrate the “newborn King” who was “born that man no more may die,” as Charles Wesley’s beloved carol declares. And we’re reminded again and again throughout Advent that the gospel is not just for us, but it is a message of “great joy for all the people” (Luke 2:10)—it’s good news that’s meant to be shared.As you read and reflect on God’s Word each day during these four weeks of Advent, our hope is that you engage with core truths of the gospel afresh and that, like the shepherds who encountered the Christ child, you glorify and praise God for all the things you hear and see (v. 20).Continue reading...
The Catholic bishops have voted 222-8 to adopt a new document on Communion that calls on Catholic politicians to base their political views on “the Church's faith and moral law.” The new document stopped short of saying whether pro-abortion politicians like Joe Biden should be denied communion. The document, the “The Mystery of the Eucharist […]The post Catholic Bishops Vote for Communion Document Urging Politicians to Follow Church Teachings appeared first on LifeNews.com.
Temple Baptist Church - 11-7-2021Revelation 18 A. Last week, we saw why the great whore had to be destroyed: 1) Because she had outlived her purpose or usefulness to Satan 2) Because Satan will not continue to allow anything or anyone to be worshipped in his stead. B. Her Description – Verses 1-3. Babylon the Great, in chapter 17 and 18, is given a two-fold description. 1. The Ecclesiastical description is "Mystery Babylon" in chapter 17. This refers back to her beginning and follows her history until the end-time. She is a religious whore who has sold her soul for temporal things. Romanism is not a worship of God or Jesus Christ, it is a worship of the Catholic Church, Mary, and idols. 2. The Economic description is "Babylon the Great" found in both chapter 17 and 18. Here we find her commercial outreach from the city of Rome that has touched every nation in the world. She is popular because she is rich! She is the richest religious institution on earth. 3. The End of this religious system comes at the hand of the Political Babylon in Revelation 17:16. She is destroyed on two fronts referenced by the double "is fallen, is fallen." She will be destroyed religiously as Satan will have no "gods" before him and economically as her great merchandise will cease at her falling. Today, we are getting a small dose of what will transpire in the Tribulation Period as economies will ultimately collapse because socialism is a "failure looking for a place to happen." You cannot live on another's finances! C. Her Wickedness – Verses 2-3. She is great and she is wicked! She is the habitation of devils, foul spirits, and unclean birds (interesting that her leadership bears the name of "cardinals.") The heart of the Roman system of worship is idolatrous and anti-Bible. Martin Luther found out that you cannot read and study your Bible and remain Catholic. D. "Habitation of devils." The first mention of "devils" in the Bible is associated with unacceptable sacrifice. Leviticus 17:3-7 What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp, (4) And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people: (5) To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings unto the LORD. (6) And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet savour unto the LORD. (7) And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations. The only acceptable sacrifice took place within the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. There were some who chose to offer their personal sacrifices outside the Tabernacle and the Bible called these sacrifices "sacrifices unto devils, after who they have gone a whoring" in verse 7. The only acceptable sacrifice today is on a hill called Calvary, where our Lord Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world. Calvary and the Resurrection comprised a finished work called the Gospel to which nothing can be added or removed. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believeth, both Jew and Gentile. E. "Hold of every foul spirit." The word "hold" refers to a protected or guarded place. "Foul spirit" refers to devils in general (fallen angels) who are enemies of Christ and mankind. "Devils" refers to their association to Satan and their following of the same. Mark 9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. These "foul spirits" continue to exist in our day. The wickedness of people is often because of devil possession as it was in the days of Christ. Our Lord dealt with these fallen angels on a consistent basis and we have the same warfare. Ephesians 6:11-13 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) 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. (13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. F. "Cage of every unclean and hateful bird." This phrase does not speak of birds in general as God made them beautiful and harmless. I love to feed birds. They are a thing of beauty and singing that brings joy and peace to the heart. The description is of a cage: a place of forced containment. The spiritual Babylon holds captive the evil spirits that remain within it. G. "Unclean and Hateful" speaks of those birds that I do not like to see such as buzzards, crows, and other birds that eat carrion. Her priesthood is defiled and is likened unto unclean and hateful birds. The First Mention of such is found when birds came down to devour the sacrifices made by Abram. Genesis 15:9-11 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. (10) And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. (11) And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. The end-time spiritual system is bankrupt because it destroys the singular sacrifice of Jesus Christ alone for salvation. There is no co-redemptrix nor is there a co-mediatrix as is taught by Catholicism. Redemption and mediation are found in Christ alone. H. Verse 3. All nations will be drunk (to be "intoxicated") with her spiritual fornication. People who protect the religious Babylon have no comprehension of what the Bible teaches. They only follow what the end-time church teaches. I believe that it would be a fair assessment to say that almost all Catholic people have never read their Bible through from cover to cover much less studied the Scriptures. J. All the kings of the earth will have "bought in" to her fornication. Fornication - to act the harlot, that is, (literally) indulge unlawful lust (of either sex), or (figuratively) practice idolatry: - commit (spiritual fornication). These ungodly nations and kings agree with this religious institution though the religious institution is not in agreement with Bible. The Bible MUST be assessed by them as a source of truth and practice but not THE source of truth and practice. The end-time religious system becomes the form of worship to be followed. Revelation 2:20-23 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. (21) And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. (22) Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. (23) And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. K. The merchants of the earth are "bought in" because this religious system has made them rich through the abundance of her delicacies. She will be greatly mourned at her demise.
Temple Baptist Church - 10-24-2021Revelation 17:1-18 Tonight, as we finish chapter 17 and before we move on the Revelation, chapter 18, I want to give the general breakdown of chapter 17. This will give a us a concise look at the end-time religious system and why it is abominable in the sight of the Lord but acceptable in the sight of unsaved mankind. I am not angry at Roman Catholics! I love these people, but they have followed the teachings of the church instead of the teachings of the Bible and are the "blind" following the "blind" and both will fall into the ditch. We have covered so much over the past couple of months that, if not careful, we lose the flow of the scripture. One of the best ways to study scripture is to outline the chapter so as to have a continual flow of information instead of being "all over the map." 1. The End-time Religious System's Prostitution - Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: She sold her soul as she traded the true and eternal riches for the temporal, therefore, she is a whore. 2. The End-time Religious System's Prominence – Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. She sold her soul and sold herself for popularity with the people and elevation in the political world. The political system used her to gain power over the people. 3. The End-time Religious System's Position – Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. She is found "riding upon the satanic beast" of government. 4. The End-time Religious System's Possessions – Revelation 17:5 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: She became the richest religious organization on the earth. 5. The End-time Religious System's Person - (5) And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. She is as wicked as Satan himself because it is he who gave her power and riches. 6. The End-time Religious System's Perpetuality – Revelation 17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT. She was from the beginning within the heart of Satan, who hated God, and manifested in the serpent, through Cain, and then Babel. 7. The End-time Religious System's Persecution – Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. She has hated and systematically destroyed God's people for 6,000 years and will continue to do so in the Tribulation Period as untold millions will be martyred for their unwavering faith in God. 8. The End-time Religious System's Partnership – Revelation 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. She has remained tied with the political powers that be with the final power being the Revived Roman Empire. 9. The End-time Religious System's People – Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. She uses the unsaved but religious who will love, adore, and bow to her abominable ways. 10. The End-time Religious System's Place – Revelation 17:9, 18 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth ... And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. The seven mountains are representative of the seven world powers, with Rome being the final one, and the "City of Seven Hills," which is Rome. These two verses alone give her name, Roman Catholic. 11. The End-time Religious System's Prophecy – Revelation 17:10-13 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (11) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. (12) And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. (13) These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. Verse 10 - The Seven Kings are these seven world powers – five have fallen: Assyria, Egypt, Babylon, Meido-Persia, and Greece. Though Babel was scattered, it never died but manifested itself through the millenniums through the empires that it founded. The one that remains is Rome: in Daniel's prophecy was and is the legs of iron and the feet of iron mingled with clay. Though the Roman Empire officially fell, it has politically and religiously continued and is being revived as we speak. This end-time religious system has been in the making in the past, present, and future. One that is not yet come is the revived Babel or Babylon the Great, the empire of Antichrist. Verse 11 – The beast that was, and is not, is the eighth. Though the eighth, he is of the seven as they all make up the world system of ungodliness and he will go into perdition. Verse 12 – The European Common Market nations make up the revived Roman Empire under Antichrist. Verse 13 – These are unified in their thinking, planning, and wickedness. They will give their power and strength to the beast. Some may see these verses differently as we cannot fully know until the time of the end when everything is set up. 12. The End-time Religious System's Power – Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. Her control is both wide-spread and great with the masses. 13. The End-time Religious System's Punishment – Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. (17) For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. The beast upon which she rides, the political system (which is godless), will not always tolerate the whore upon its back and will ultimately destroy her. 14. The End-time Religious System's Perishing – Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. Satan's original plan in heaven was to overthrow the throne of God and it failed. Satan's ultimate plan on earth is to overthrow God's Son when He comes back in the Revelation in chapter 19. Epic Fail on both accounts as Satan still does not believe that the God of this universe is omnipotent (He cannot be overthrown), omniscient (He does know all that is in the making), and omnipresent (He is ever present to both see and know all Satan's workings and plans).
Temple Baptist Church - 10-17-2021Revelation 17:6 A. As we continue to look at and identify the end-time religion called "The Great Whore … MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH," we come to verse 6 and its description of this anti-God, anti-Bible system that will come to be accepted by those on earth during the Tribulation Period: called Jacob's Trouble or Daniel's Seventieth Week. B. Anyone with spiritual discernment can come to a right conclusion by simply reading Revelation, chapter 17, with an open mind. Not a mind blinded to the Word of God by religion; not a mind blinded to the Word of God by Satan; but a mind that reads what the Bible says and accepts it. C. This religious system is an extension of Babylon the Great. A system that has systematically martyred the people of God from the beginning. I say from the beginning because Cain killed Abel. Cain killed Abel because Abel's words were righteous, and Cain's works were of the flesh. D. All seven world powers have been anti-God and persecuted God's people. In the Old Testament, they persecuted and fought against Israel. In the New Testament, they persecuted the Church as well as Israel. Most of the persecution has been covered up as history is constantly being re-written to make the end-time religious system of good repute. There is an old saying: "History is always written by the survivors." A good example is the Holocaust that took place in Germany during WWII. Adolf Hitler, a Roman Catholic, was often seen with Cardinals and priests when he spoke in public. E. I want to look at the persecution of God's people by Rome and then by the Roman Church. F. Rome: the last world power of Rome conquered Israel in 63 BC. They ruled Israel with a strong hand and in a very cruel manner. In the early days of the New Testament Church, their persecution centered upon the believers as they followed Christ. I will not spend a lot of time here but will give you some historical information on the persecution. Here is the "short list" of persecutions that occurred during Rome's power against the Church: 1. From 30 A.D.-100 A.D. During the years of the Apostles, persecution was normally sporadic and directed more at individuals. Things were rapidly changing after the death of the apostles. 2. 107 A.D. - Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there to choose between death and apostasy. 3. 110 A.D. – In a letter to the Christians in Rome, Ignatius asked them not to try to stop his martyrdom. “The only thing I ask of you is to allow me to offer the libation of my blood to God. I am the wheat of the Lord; may I be ground by the teeth of the beasts to become the immaculate bread of Christ.” Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, bravely met the lions in the Circus Maximus in Rome. 4. 112 A.D. - The first organized persecution, which brought Christians into the courts as defendants, took place in Bithynia during the governorship of Pliny the Younger. When someone informed on a Christian, Pliny brought the Christian before his tribunal and asked him whether he was a Christian and was given three opportunities to renounce Christ. If he still admitted the charge after three such questions, he was sentenced to death. 5. 155 A.D. - Another persecution took place at Smyrna about the middle of the second century. It was at this time that Polycarp (6 A.D.-155 A.D.), bishop of Smyrna and a disciple of John the Beloved, was martyred as an enraged mob brought the Christians before the authorities. He was bound, burned, and then stabbed when the fire failed to consume him. 6. 165 A.D.- Justin Martyr (100 A.D.-165 A.D.) was one of the early Apologists. In the early days of the church, we will look at two groups of men: Apologists and Polemicists. Apologists were writers who stood for the truth of God's Word and wrote “Apologies” or explanation of doctrine. Polemicists (comes from the word polemic, which means to attack or fiery rhetoric) who were powerful “hell and damnation” preachers of the day. Justin Martyr, the great apologetic writer, suffered martyrdom in Rome because of his writings. 7. 180 A.D. - Irenaeus, a disciple of Polycarp, writes the apology Against Heresies. 8. 196 A.D. - Tertullian begins writing. Tertullian is the author of many apologetic and theological works and is one of the most quotable of the Early Church Fathers. His is the famous phrase "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church." 9. 230 A.D. - Earliest known public churches built. This is of major interest. In both the Old and New Testaments, the Tabernacle, Temples, Synagogues, and Local Churches were NOT OPEN to the public. The local church is not a public place. It is a place where God's people assemble for worship, teaching, and fellowship! 10. 249-251 A.D. – Great persecution took place under Decius when he was emperor of Rome. 11. 250 A.D. - Decius issued an edict in 250 that demanded, at the least, an annual offering of sacrifice at the Roman altars to the gods and the genius of the emperor. Everyone was commanded to come to Rome once a year and sacrifice to the Roman gods. Those who offered such sacrifices were given a certificate called a libellus. Libelous - A libellus (plural libelli) in the Roman Empire was any brief document written on individual pages (as opposed to scrolls or tablets), particularly official documents issued by governmental authorities. 12. 303 A.D. - “Great Persecution” begins under Diocletian and lasted until 313 A.D. Diocletian ordered the cessation of meetings of the Christians, the destruction of the churches, the deposition of officers of the church, the imprisonment of those who persisted in their testimony to Christ, and the destruction of the Scriptures by fire. 13. 306 A.D. – 337 A.D. - Constantine the Great became the Emperor of Rome. 14. 312 A.D. - Constantine is said to have seen a cross in the sky with the Latin words for “in this sign conquer” before the battle at Milvian Bridge near Rome in 312. He won the battle. Constantine supposedly converted to Christianity in 312 A.D. 15. 313 A.D. - The Edict of Milan. Constantine the Great granted freedom of worship, ending the persecution of the Christians. G. The passing of the "baton of persecution" from political Rome to religious Rome. 1. 325 A.D. - The Council of Nicaea. The First Council of Nicaea ( / naɪˈsiːə /; Greek: Νίκαια [ˈnikεa]) was a council of "Christian" bishops convened in the Bithynian city of Nicaea (now İznik, Turkey) by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325. This ecumenical council was the first effort to attain consensus in the church through an assembly representing all Christendom. This "council" was the official beginnings of the Roman Church, an extension of Rome. The Roman Emperor called for the council and oversaw it. 2. For the next 1260 years, under the reign of the Papal Church of Rome, an estimated 50,000,000+ Christians were persecuted and killed because they refused to bow to the authority of the Roman Catholic Church! A fact well documented as well as one well covered over. This persecution will be reinstated in the Tribulation Period when the mark of the beast is implemented and enforced. St. Bartholomew's Massacre – 1572 – over a period of a few weeks, Roman Catholics killed an estimated 30,000 Protestants in Paris. Great books to read are "Fox's Book of Martyrs" and "Trail of Blood." The researcher David B Barrett puts the number of Christians martyred since the time of Jesus at 70 million. It puts the number of Christians systematically exterminated in Nazi Germany at a million, while the number of Orthodox Christians and others murdered in Russia between 1917 and 1950 at 15 million. H. The end-time religious system, the Roman Catholic Church, is an extension of Rome and is "drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus." J. The Jesuit Priesthood. Founded in 1540 by the Spaniard Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556). In 1553, the Jesuit Constitutions, written by Ignatius, were adopted, which created a centralized organization and stressed acceptance of any mission to which the pope might call them. His main principle became the unofficial Jesuit motto: Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam ("For the greater glory of God"). The Jesuit Priests were the instrument of Counter-Reformation and the enforcers of the Roman Church. K. The Jesuit Priesthood became a powerful force within the Roman Church. There are at least 29 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States today. Boston College, Canisius College, College of the HOLY Cross, Creighton University, Fairfield University, Georgetown University, Gonzaga University, John Carroll University, Le Moyne College, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola University-Chicago, Loyola University-Maryland, Loyola University-New Orleans, Marquette University, Regis University, Rockhurst University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Peter's University, Saint Louis University, Santa Clara University, Seattle University, Spring Hill College, University of Detroit Mercy, University of San Francisco, University of Scranton, Xavier University, Boston College School of Theology, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. L. The Roman Church, started in 325 A.D. by Constantine—a heathen Roman Emperor—became the persecuting, killing arm of Roman Empire: Babylon the Great.During the Tribulation Period, tens of millions will once again die for their faith.
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