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Understanding the Times 2015

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Friday - Saturday
October 2 - 3, 2015
7 p.m. -  9:30 p.m.

9 a.m. -   4 p.m.

Grace Church 
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Eden Prairie, MN
(SW suburb of Minneapolis)

  • Dr. Robert Jeffress
  • Pastor Jack Hibbs
  • Michele Bachmann
  • Amir Tsarfati
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Bible Prophecy

We help you understand the times, contend for the faith, and become a watchman on the wall.


A book by Eric Barger and David Benoit

Though sometimes subtly, occultism such as witchcraft and the New Age Movement are undoubtedly infiltrating and often capturing the masses today. If ever there was a need for a clear expose on the deceptions of the Evil One, it is now!  Rooted soundly in Scripture, this book links today's common occult-driven practices to the nine forbidden practices of the Old Testament.  It is well researched, thoroughly documented and easy to read.

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Who is the Antichrist: Answering the Questions Everyone is Asking

A book by Dr. Mark Hitchcock

Curiosity about the Antichrist is rising as we move further into the end-of-days. People are asking who the Antichrist might be, what he will do, and when he will arrive. Can we identify him before he rises to power? What are the signs his arrival is near? What is the significance of 666? Could the Antichrist be on earth today? You'll learn what we can know with certainty and how it affects your life right now.
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 Lucifer Makes Prime Time

By Jan Markell

May 27, 2015 
"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse..." (II Timothy 3:13).

I guess the Fox Network really is fair and balanced. They present the good, the bad, and the truly ugly. In this case the "ugly" is a program about Lucifer. That's right: Lucifer leaves Hell and becomes a resident of Los Angeles. I'm not making this up.

A trailer for the show portrays Lucifer as a handsome, British-accented, well-to-do lady killer full of charm and wit. The more subtle side of Satanism in Hollywood entertainment is now a thing of the past. Prime time television now will air blatant drama featuring Lucifer but portrayed by a character who is just a nice guy.

Based on the show's trailer, the Lucifer character will be offered up to the masses who watch the Fox program as a likable character with moral and ethical convictions, fulfilling the biblical account of this insidious demonic entity. It's only fitting then, that this modern-day show would portray Lucifer as a type of benevolent god, since this was always his goal. It was to take the place of the real God.


One commentator said that the masses are increasingly obsessed with evil so why not make a program glorifying Satan? You might say that Hollywood has done that for decades and featured their offerings to the evil one on the big screen and you would be correct, but this program will be prime time, available to millions with just the turn of a dial or push of a TV transmitter.  


Satan, disguised as Mr. Nice-Guy, will come leaping into the family rooms of millions of unsuspecting people, and particularly into the minds of impressionable young people.


The entertainment and book industry have paid homage to Lucifer for years and with each generation, the interest becomes more and more staggering -- and more bold and blatant.


Hollywood has offered us "The Omen," "Rosemary's Baby," "The Exorcist," endless Halloween dramas, Freddy Kruger's evil, and many nightmares on Elm Street, but now it is not just coming to a street near you, it is coming to your living room. And on a network you thought you could trust.  


Lucifer will make prime time TV.  On a reality show that may be all too real.   


He has even influenced Christian publishing. In the 1930s, two women channeled a book called "God Calling." They heard from demons in other words. That book remains a big hit today. From that came the modern day best-seller, "Jesus Calling."  This author credits "God Calling" as her inspiration. How is this possible?   


Tell me these aren't the last of the last days? Try to convince me that is not true.  


There is an undeniable increase in wickedness today. So what is our response?


Let our light so shine before men that they see our good works and glorify our Father, who is in Heaven. When evil increases - we must do good. We must delay the decay.   


Mike Oppenheimer of "Let Us Reason" writes, "God did not invent evil, however he knew it would come about. Yet He did not stop it but made a provision for it when it would rear its ugly head.   


"There is coming a day when this will be taken care of. Right now we are in position of grace where God is commanding all men everywhere to repent."   


Oppenheimer says, "First, evil is a necessary part of free will. Man has free will -- we can choose what we want. We sin because we want to sin. It is our natural inclination. We follow our strongest nature at any given time. We are not morally inclined toward God.  


"As J. B. Phillips has put it: Evil is inherent in the risky gift of free will. God could have made us machines but to do so would have robbed us of our precious freedom of choice, and we would have ceased to be human. We all exercise free choice in the direction of our nature which is traced to the 'fall' of man.  


"This is the basic reason for evil and suffering in the world. It is man's responsibility, not God's. Why does God permit evil?  He could stop it, but in so doing would destroy us all.


"It is worth noting that the whole point of real Christianity lies not in interference with the human power to choose, but in God producing a willing consent for us to choose good over evil. He offers us choice and by doing so a chance to grow and understand the difference."   

The world was this evil during the days of Noah but they didn't have the entertainment world glorifying it. We know what the consequences of the evil of Noah's day were. The last days are compared to the days of Noah.


Need I say more?


The devil can roar all he wants. He knows his time is short. But he is making good use of his time.  


A final thought: Is Antichrist's reign on earth so close that this paves the way? 




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