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Protestant America

Protestant America

May 14, 2014 | James Rafferty

Where is the United States in the End-Times Scenario? “When I look at Bible prophecy, one thing that is of great interest to me, and of great concern, is the absence of the United States. It is interesting to note that a number of nations are mentioned in the Bible that will be active in the last days… But the one nation that is strangely absent is the United States of America. Where is the United States? Why are we not in the last-days scenario? Why is it that… we cannot find the United States?”1

This popular evangelical preacher, like many of his contemporaries, is voicing what perhaps is one of the most accepted ideas concerning America and Bible prophecy. With an emphasis on the Middle East and especially the literal nation of Israel, most Evangelicals today see little or no room for the United States in Bible prophecy. Could they be wrong? This author believes that there are seven prophetic clues found in Revelation chapter 13 that help us …
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James Rafferty

Co-Director
Light Bearers

How To Be Free From Guilt

May 2, 2014 | Ty Gibson

The Bible knows what’s going on inside of you. It understands the complexity of the human being and penetrates into the deep mental, emotional and moral issues we all deal with. Notice, for example, this insightful passage from King David:

“My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to Your word. Remove from me the way of lying, and grant me Your law graciously. I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me. I cling to Your testimonies; O Lord, do not put me to shame! I will run the course of Your commandments, for You shall enlarge my heart” (Psalm 119:28-32).

“My soul melts from heaviness?” You’ve been there, haven’t you? Maybe you’re there now. We carry internal weights. They’re not made of material stuff, but rather of heavy thoughts and feelings. That thing you said in a moment of anger that drove an invisible wedge between you and her. That deed you did when nobody was looking but now you feel dirty inside. …
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Ty Gibson

Co-Director
Light Bearers