Those who are spiritually dead are oblivious to their state (2 Corinthians 4:4). They assume they can “eat, drink and be merry” (Luke 12:19 NIV), for physical life is all there is. In so doing, they fail to engage their inmost longings. They fail to recognize their sense of purposelessness, disconnectedness, and the fact that,…

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Revelation 4:1 introduces a section of Scripture that details “things which must be hereafter.” What follows are prophecies of the “end times.” We have not yet reached the tribulation, the revelation of the Antichrist, or other “end-time” events. What we do see is a “preparation” for those events. Jesus said that the last days would be…

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Revelation 19:11–13 In the 1950s the world feared it was on the edge of a nuclear apocalypse. Near the turn of the century, there was worldwide speculation about Y2K and the possible end of the civilized world as a result. More recently, a pop culture stir arose over the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. At…

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If given the opportunity our elected officials will strip away our dignity and identity, and we will be reduced to mere slaves. Jesus’ parable in Matthew 25:14–30 clearly teaches our responsibility to serve God with our (private) resources. The most prominent philosopher to argue in favor of socialism was Karl Marx, who taught that the driving factor behind…

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