Straight Talk From Tom, #11

GOG AND MAGOG Not knowing who Gog and Magog might be, leaves us susceptible to false doctrine which can lead to weakened evangelistic efforts and even personal vulnerability. Once you understand who they are, you will see the importance of what I say. Again, we use the tool of type and anti-type to bring clarity…

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STRAIGHT TALK #10

Are You Going to Heaven? Ever since we could understand the most basic communication, we knew about going to Heaven: “That’s where grandpa is now honey, he’s in Heaven with the angels.” So much of what we believe is folklore or fantasy and that comes directly from Catholicism. We’ve heard about St. Peter standing at…

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Deep Water #9 His Soon Coming?

I changed the title of this article from Straight Talk to Deep Water because the study of the end times is deep indeed and I know why: It’s God’s Nature. Proverbs 25:2, It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.Thus, we have…

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Straight Talk From Tom (#8)

THE TWO WITNESSES I’ve been in church for over 75 years and I have never yet heard a teaching or preaching message about The Two Witnesses. I never knew why but I believe that it is because it is they who bring down judgments and curses against the Antichrist and those marked with his image.…

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Straight Talk From Tom #7

The Second Resurrection –Resurrection unto death In our last meeting we learned that the First Resurrection is a process not an event, however, the Second Resurrection is an event taking only a moment. To avoid confusion, The First R. is for the process of Salvation, giving choice to all to call on or reject the…

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Straight Talk from Tom #2

This series is for the purpose of calling each to a superior method of discovering God’s Truth and that is from knowing that the Holy Spirit is the source of all truth. As pastors, teachers, or lay-witnesses, we want to teach as we have learned or have been taught and that is with good intention,…

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Straight Talk From Tom (#6)

The First Resurrection I am amazed how many odd answers I get when inquiring of Christians,( even pastors) of the meaning of The First Resurrection. Usually, it’s a deer-in-the-headlights stare coming from the shear knowledge that they just don’t know. We see the precedent event of payment for sin in the ancient Israeli harvest season;…

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Straight Talk From Tom (#5)

Mile Markers: The Last Moment of this Age I don’t know which item of prophecy is most important to fix in time, but as we assert one we soon see how it fits another. Last issue (#4) we saw much order of understanding to the raising of the wheat and the tare and how each…

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Straight Talk From Tom (#4)

Mile Markers For the first sixty-five years of my life I was in a fuddle about the Lord’s Coming. Those in my youth group would discuss, even argue whether the Lord would come pre, mid, or post-tribulation and I see the confusion continues today as one local SB pastor’s doctoral thesis is built on the…

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Straight Talk From Tom (#3) Tools for interpretation

In our last Straight Talk we stressed the need to seek God’s Truth which comes from seeking Him. We can set up many rules of discovery but He is not fooled by our false intentions, it is His Glory and Majesty that is worthy of our seeking. Imagine your son or daughter coming to you…

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