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Ministry Update

Eric on the road

Arlington, WA
January 6
On Sunday, January 6th, Eric makes his yearly visit to Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Smokey Point. Come for either the 8:30 or 11am services to hear a special message by Eric. Also, plan on being there for the Sunday School hour as Eric delivers his new Take A Stand! Seminar presentation "Are Mormons Christians?"
(Visit the Atonement Lutheran website here.)

Simi Valley, CA
January 13, 16
Eric comes to Blessed Hope Chapel for Sunday morning and Wednesday evening this week. Don't miss Eric with Pastor Joe Schimmel at these services!
(Visit the Blessed Hope website for more here.)

Salinas, CA
January 20
Join Eric for both morning and evening services today. Call Pastor Bob Fort at 831-424-0921 for info.

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Feb 17 - Washington State

Feb 20 - Peoria and/or central Illinois

March 3-6 - nationwide

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Take A Stand! Journal Volume 5

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Failure to Translate:
Bible Translations


The Deception of Chrislam

Rick Warren, Islam and the REAL Issue


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Uncertain Times
But a Certain God!

Looking forward to 2013 - By Eric Barger 

I think that many of us need a reminder that God is not shocked or thrown off His game by recent events. No matter how tumultuous or dismal times may be, He is ever on the job and never surprised.


As Islam steadily marches westward, as America abandons Israel and our government systematically tramples the principles of our Constitution, as the culture slips further into decadence, and as the Church appears less able or willing to stand against what ails us, many in the Body of Christ have grown faint and have lost heart. In fact, the despondency in our ranks is somewhat stunning and reveals how soft and vulnerable we've become. Like Lot, whom the Bible calls a "righteous man" (II Peter 2:7-8), we Christians have no doubt been adversely affected by living in a society reminiscent of Sodom. Evil, when promoted en masse, has a way of desensitizing even the most resistant, and just as Lot attempted to dialog with demon-possessed men (Genesis 19:4-13), countless Christians have today made a sort of deal with our debased culture. Rather than offer our virgin daughters to lechers in the street, many now simply agree to be silent and look away as the world preys upon those around us, even though the targets often include our children and grandchildren. For the sake of not being called fanatic, we've kept our mouths shut and even appear to have forgotten Who it is we serve and what His standards for our conduct must be. In short, the pressure of the world has spoiled our saltiness. 

As we enter 2013, I believe it is crucial that Bible prophecy must again become a focus. Prophecy is God's gift of comfort, assurance, and understanding to the Church. Students of prophecy know that God has dispelled fear and illumined dark places by clearly mapping the future in His Word. Understanding our times in the light of prophecy beckons the Church to focus clearly and without reservation on our earthly mission. God has proclaimed much about
our day, and just as the men of Issachar understood their times (I Chron. 12:32), we must study and recognize where we are as related to prophetic events and then respond accordingly. There are great rewards for those with ears to hear what God has spoken regarding today. 


The Apostle Paul implored that we not become "weary in well doing" (II Thess. 3:13). The writer of Hebrews encourages us, saying "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."


These are uncertain times but we surely serve a God of certainty! His blessing, protection, provision, favor, and

strength are ours. We serve a God whose eternal hand stretches beyond earthly governments, financial fears, increasing evil, natural calamity, or any other predicted end-time catastrophes. And He has plainly spoken of all that is now happening through the words of men like Paul, Peter, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and others. 


If God is truly with us, then, who can really be against us? Jesus exhorted "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" (Luke 21:28). "These things" referred to by the Master are happening all around us in our day. For us, watching for His return can't be just a nice, positive slogan to throw into conversations - it needs to be a way of life for you and me! 


So, I encourage you, don't lose heart, my friend. Make your life count. Stay the course, for hearing Him say "well done" will be worth any struggle we ever face on earth! It won't be easy but let's stay resolute in our mission and make each day of 2013 count eternally.


For the Cross,


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In the compelling final installment of "Failure to Translate," hear David Irvine who, after preparing for over a year to go on the mission field with Wycliffe/SIL, abandoned his quest due to the apparent encroachment of overt postmodern thinking in Wycliffe/SIL management. Also featured is Georges Houssney who has taken his fight for sound Bible translations public with a petition asking Wycliffe and others to cease producing so-called "Muslim friendly" Bibles.

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