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The Apostle Peter

  Peter's Character and Actions are found in all True Christians When Peter was first introduced to Jesus, the Lord looked into his heart and said to him, "Thou art Simon the son ofJohn: thou sha/t be ca//ed Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter)" (John 1:42). The name "Peter" meant rock in the Greek and seems to indicate the kind of discip...
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"The Son of Perdition"

The church that Paul had established in Thessalonica had some who set out to "beguile" the faithful Christians in regards to the immediate return of Jesus (cf. I l Thess. 2:3). Paul explains to the Thessalonians that they are not to trouble themselves over this faulty information. He then gives them an idea as to when the Lord would come again. Before Jesus comes again, there will be a "falling away/' on the part of many Christians and the "son of perdition" will be exposed (Il Thess. 2:3). Note the connection between the 'falling away' and the "son of perdition" being exposed. The two events coincide even to the point to their being synonymous. Other synonymous terms for the "son of perdition" in the chapter are "man of sin" (Il Thess. 2:3) and "lawless one" (Il Thess. 2:8). The "falling awaV' is associated with "the mystery of lawlessness" (Il Thess....
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Does the Book of Revelation Teach The World is About to End?

The apostles once asked Jesus when the world would end (Matthew 24:3). Jesus answered, "But of that day and hour knows no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only" (Matthew 24:36). Why didn't Jesus give the apostles a straight answer to their question? Why didn't the Lord say, "The world will end on December of 2012?" The answer to this question may best be answered by Jesus at Acts 1:6-7. The apostles had asked Jesus when the kingdom of God would be restored to Israel. Jesus replied, "It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within his own authority" (Acts 1:7). The reason it was not for the apostles, or you and I today, to know the "times or seasons" of God's own authority is because God desires that man live faithfully throughout this life as...
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Have you Seen Jesus?

We all have loved ones that we long to see converted and saved. What will save the homosexual, fornicator and adulterer? What will cause the murderer, thief, thug, agnostic, atheist, pessimists, evolutionist, proabortionist, prejudice, drug user and alcoholic to repent and obey God (see 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). The mind of darkness and sin will only come to receive Christ by seeing him for what he truly is. Seeing Jesus will transform the mind from corruption to righteousness (see Romans 12:1-2 and Colossians 1:12-14). The Apostle Paul is a great example of someone who turned from darkness to light because he saw Jesus (see Acts 22:16). Paul completed his third tour of preaching by coming to Jerusalem with aid for the needy saints (see Acts 24:17). He is quickly apprehended by an angry mob of Jews and falsely accused of teaching that people should not circumcise their sons on the eight...
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Have you Counted the Cost of Discipleship?

Some look through religious rose colored glasses and see only Jesus' love, tolerance of wickedness, and the beauties of heaven. Opening the Bible and reading it produces a clearer vision of Jesus and heaven. Anyone hearing the Lord tell them to enter into the gates of heaven will have paid a high price in this life. Jesus speaks of the high cost of discipleship at Luke 14:25-33 (please do read all before going any further in this article). Jesus said, "28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he have wherewith to complete it? 29 Lest haply, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all that behold begin to mock him, 30 saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish" (Luke 14:28-30). To illustrate the cost of discipleship Jesus...
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