The world we live is filled with controversy. But among our current controversies, one of the most prominent is the debate regarding homosexuality and the transgender movement. The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender) movement is debated in politics, the news and even the church. How should church members, pastors and church leaders react to this movement? Should we promote homosexual or transgender individuals to leadership positions in the church? Should we allow such individuals to even attend church? Regarding LGBT individuals, what is the loving thing to do? These are important questions for our time, and thankful Jesus has given us the answers in His Word. But before we find the answers today, let us pray… Read More »
A Seventh-day Adventist mission in Angola has experienced a literal miracle of manna from heaven for many years…
Imagine that God gave you a warning, a warning so important that if you did not listen to it and heed it you would be eternally lost. What would you do with such a warning? Would you ignore it? Would you spend no time studying it? Would you trust a pastor or priest’s interpretation of the warning even if they could not explain it from Scripture? Certainly not, for it would be too great of a risk to ignore or guess at the meaning of such a warning. Yet this warning is not a figment of one’s imagination, it is reality. The Bible warns us in Revelation 14
“If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God” (Revelation 14:9-10)
Theories regarding the mark of the beast abound, a microchip, a tattoo, a number 666, yet ask those who present such theories to prove their theories from the Bible. Ask them to prove who the beast is, using every point of Revelation 13. Ask them to prove what the mark of the beast is from Scripture. Can they do it? No friends unfortunately many cannot. With tears in His eyes God declares “His watchmen are blind, They are all ignorant; They are all dumb dogs, They cannot bark; Sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber” (Isaiah 56:10) The parable of the wise and foolish virgins tells us the state of our Christian world at this hour “While the bridegroom (Jesus) was delayed, they (Christians) all slumbered and slept.” (Matthew 25:5) The Christian world is asleep, unprepared for the final test. The mark of the beast is soon to be enforced yet the vast majority of the Christian world has no idea what this test is about. And if you do not understand what the final test is about, you will be deceived. This final message has an urgency not sufficiently understood by the world today. Beloved, now is the time to be prepared. Now is the time to study the word of God like you have never studied before. While many are spiritually asleep you need not be, you can be ready for Jesus return. Jesus loves you with an everlasting love, you are of great value in His sight, and He gives the warning of the mark of the beast not to condemn anyone, but to save them from eternal loss.
“Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (1 Thessalonians 5:6, Romans 13:11)
Today beloved, let us study the Bible and discover what this mark of the beast truly is. Let us allow Scripture to interpret Scripture, so that there is no doubt. Let us watch and be ready “for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24:44) Read More »