The book of Revelation, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end

Alpha and Omega: I AM

I’ve been studying the Book of Revelation for the past three weeks, specifically the “I am” statements of Jesus Christ. There are 10, which I listed in my PDF document “I AM (Revelation).” Readers will find it on my blog page “Bible Lists,” under the heading “The Book of Revelation.” See a sample below. Alpha…

Jesus cleansing the temple

Den of Thieves

“My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” – Matthew 21:13[1][2] Why did Jesus clear the temple of “those who bought and sold” (Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:15, Luke 19:45)? Why did he “overturn the tables of the money changers, and the seats of those who…

Judgment is Coming

One week ago today, Isaac McCord found a soaking, burned page from a Bible under a bench at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The theme park is less than ten miles from Gatlinburg, where a fire destroyed hundreds of buildings and killed nearly fifteen people. What did this page say? “The day of the LORD…

Jacob and Esau: Deception

“Is not he rightly named Jacob? … He hath supplanted me these two times.” – Genesis 27:36[1] Jude, a half-brother of Jesus Christ, warned his readers about “certain men” who had “crept” into the church “unawares” (4). These men “speak evil of those things which they know not. … What they know naturally, as brute…

Judaizers

“If I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you.” – Galatians 5:11-12 (KJV)[1] After Pentecost, the apostles battled Judaizers – false Jewish converts who preached circumcision for salvation (Acts 15:1, 5). Faith in the atoning…

CCM Apostasy

Margaret Becker, Matt Maher, John Michael Talbot, and Kathy Troccoli are Roman Catholics who move in evangelical circles. Many Protestant musicians have publicly associated with these people – writing, singing, touring, etc – and/or the Pope. The ecumenical church of the New World Order (NWO) will embrace all religions and denominations. So are these musicians Christian…

Righteous Judgment

“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” – John 7:24[1] Cain was a farmer, Abel a shepherd (Genesis 4:2). Esau was a “skillful hunter” (25:27). Jacob, a “mild” man, preferred to live in tents (25:27). King Saul was “handsome” and “taller” than the rest of the men of Israel (1 Samuel…

Rebuild the Walls

“The remnant that are left of the captivity … are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.” – Nehemiah 1:3[1] I published an editorial a few years ago called “Oil and Water.” I didn’t understand why apostate churches try to combine spiritual light…