Wednesday, April 1, AD 33.

The following video, filmed in conjunction with our book The Final Days of Jesus, features short explanations from and interviews with historian of ancient history Paul Maier (of Western Michigan University) and New Testament professor Grant Osborne (of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), focusing on the behind-the-scenes motivations and actions of the Sanhedrin as they plot to put an end to Jesus once and for all.



Easter, Jesus’ Death on the Cross, and the Old Testament 

Hebrews 8-10 tell us that the Old Testament sanctuary sacrificial system pictures and foreshadows Christ’s perfect sacrifice for us. Picture with me what Old Testament believers experience as they journey to and into the sanctuary of God—the temple of God—and how it points us to the cross

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While Christians know Jesus lives, is it reasonable for them to believe in the Resurrection based on the evidence? A part 3 look at the evidence.
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amenvia Candida Moss on the facebook thing

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Beall Phillips, Lourdes Torres, Doug Phillips

World Net Daily is reporting that Vision Forum’s former president, Doug Phillips, has been named in a lawsuit by Lourdes Torres, a young woman who worked as a nanny for the Phillips’ family beginning at the age of 15. Torres has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, alleging that Phillips committed “inappropriate, unwanted, and immoral sexual acts” against her while she worked and lived in the Phillips’ home and tended to his children. The lawsuit was filed in Kendall County (Texas) Tuesday, April 15, 2014, and can be read here (Warning: Explicit content).


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So far, I’ve reviewed the preface , chapter 1 , chapter 3 ( more chapter 3 ), the first part of chapter 5 as well as the second part of chapter 5 , chapter 7 and chapter 9 .  Fred has review chapter 2 , chapter 4 , chapter 6 , chapter 8 and chapter 10 .

Also, this is the final installment on our review and response of Authentic Fire.  The other appendixes contain content than have been responded to, at length, in other places.

Let’s get going…but first:

Kenny Loggins?


Blue sash?

Blue Sash


Cute little lamb who was betrayed by George “Giblets” Rodriquez at thanksgiving?


Oh NO!

Our lamb is dead, betrayed by that turkey!

We’ll have to find a replacement.



There we go!

Okay.  Now that our chopped lamb was replaced by Lambchop, we’re ready to speak the truth in love!

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I am a father of three children who are fully part of the digital generation. They are as comfortable with iPods as I am with a paperback and have only ever known a world where almost all of us have cell phones with us at all times, where Facebook is a teenager’s rite-of-passage, where every home has five or ten or twenty devices that can access the rest of the world through the Internet. Yet I know of the dangers that are lurking out there, waiting to draw them in.

I want to protect my children in a world like this, but I want to do more than that. I want to disciple my children to live virtuously, to use these new technologies for good purposes instead of bad ones. I believe this is a crucial part of my calling as a parent. To address this great need, I have put together what I call The Porn-Free Family Plan. It is a plan designed to protect my children from online dangers so that I can train them to use their devices and technologies well.

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Body Language


This debate took place in Randers, Denmark and was between Christian apologist, speaker and author Dr. Frank Turek and Dennis Normark who is an anthropologist, author and one of Denmark’s leading atheists.
Turek argued that the following is evidence for the existence of God:
1. Beginning of the Universe
2. Fine Tuning of the Universe
3. Objective Moral Values
4. The Resurrection of Christ

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SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWS LINKS AND VIDEOS: The Third Temple is coming! It will be built in the near future. Ezekiel had a vision of this coming temple and the role it will play in the End Times. What’s even more exciting is that the Israeli Institute will teach and prepare individuals of the priestly duties to perform in the temple. What truly exciting times we live in! Gods prophetic word is being manifested before our very eyes. This is one more step to that inevitable future. Thank you for visiting These Christian Times and God Bless You.

The Third Temple: A 3D Introduction to Ezekiel’s Vision

USNEWS.COM:On April 10, at 5 p.m., hundreds of Jews will gather at the Maimonides rabbinical institution plaza in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem and start learning the Jewish laws of Passover. Rabbis and experts, including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of…

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Discussing "The Auschwitz Escape" on the Fox News Channel.

Discussing “The Auschwitz Escape” on the Fox News Channel.

(Washington, D.C.) — On Saturday, Fox News Channel anchor Uma Pemmaraju interviewed me for two segments.

Here is the video of us discussing the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Here is the video of us discussing The Auschwitz Escape and the true stories that inspired the novel, including the fascinating story of the evangelical Christians in Le Chambon, France, who rescued many Jews during the Holocaust.

Hope you find them interesting.


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Lyndon and I finished up our main, chapter-by-chapter review of Dr. Michael Brown’s book, Authentic Fire, a response to the Strange Fire conference and John MacArthur’s book by the same name. The links to those reviews of the ten chapters can be located HERE.

There are four appendices included with Authentic Fire written by four guys supportive of Dr. Brown’s criticisms of the Strange Fire conference.  When Lyndon and I discussed the chapter reviews, we focused upon interacting with Dr. Brown’s chapters and didn’t really discuss including a review of the each of the appendices.

Of the four appendices, the first one written by Craig Keener is the only one really begging for a review.  Lyndon, thankfully, dove in and provided that here,

Authentic Fire Review Part 9 – Appendix 1

Lyndon, in my mind, totally lays to waste the idea that Keener is some sort of trustworthy…

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Just a cautionary word about this popular film: it is NOT doctrine nor should it be viewed as such.  It is NOT ‘bible teaching’ nor should it be viewed as such.  It is NOT accurate at several points nor should it be viewed as such.  It is simply, merely, and only ENTERTAINMENT.

Getting your Doctrine from Hollywood films is like getting your doctrine from – well – Hollywood films.  If you really want to know what heaven is like, study Scripture.  It at least has the benefit of being theologically correct.

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Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014


Companies across the U.S. from Texas to Virginia and Nebraska are struggling to fill positions with metropolitan jobless rates below the 5.2 percent to 5.6 percent level the Federal Reserve regards as full employment nationally. Competition for workers is prompting businesses to raise wages, increase hours for current employees, add benefits and recruit from other regions.

Two billionaire hedge fund executives have joined Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts’s super-political action committee as it works to elect Republicans to Congress, a U.S. Federal Election Commission report showed.

The pace of U.S. home construction rebounded less than forecast in March, held back by declines in warmer parts of the country that indicate the recovery in residential building will be slow to develop.

The U.S. urged China to reduce currency interventions and let markets play a bigger role in setting the value of the yuan, in a report that declined to name any major trading partner a foreign-exchange manipulator.

An unmanned submarine trolling for the missing Malaysian jet went on its third deep-sea dive to scan the Indian Ocean floor after technical issues cut short two fruitless sorties.

Industrial production rose 0.7 percent, more than forecast in March, after a February gain that was twice as big as previously estimated, indicating U.S. factories recovered after a weather-depressed start to the year.

UK – Paul Flowers, the former chairman of Co-Operative Bank, was charged with possession of cocaine, crystal meth and ketamine, almost a month after the lender said it would post a full-year loss of as much as $2.2 billion.

New wind and solar plants generate cheaper low-carbon electricity than the latest nuclear reactors; a study shows, indicating they will lead a global push for green energy.

The Energy Department plans to strengthen its energy-efficiency standards for certain types of light bulbs by up to 12.9 percent over current levels.

AP Top Stories

A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.

NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday.

Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces flexed their military muscles in the restive east of the country on Wednesday, a day ahead of high-level diplomatic talks on the escalating crisis.

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women’s health: the Pap smear.

Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad for the first time received at least 20 US-made TOW anti-tank missiles from a “Western source,” a rebel official told AFP Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Tuesday said the “grave news” that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces had carried out two poison gas attacks last week was a challenge to “international will”.

A recent report says that same-sex marriage results in better health care, and less anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.


The mayor of a city known as a stronghold of Mexico’s Knights Templar drug cartel was arrested on suspicion of extorting money on the cartel’s behalf.

The New York Police department shuttered a secret program designed to listen to and track Muslims in the city’s neighborhoods to identify threats.

The Nigerian military joined the search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote northeast.

China’s economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.

Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military said.

Graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces have been shown to members of the UN Security Council. The images, reportedly smuggled out by a defector, appear to show evidence of abuse, including beatings, strangulation and long-term starvation.


In a move lawmakers and farmers are calling “the biggest land grab in the history of the world,” the Environmental Protection Agency is requesting jurisdiction over all public and private streams in the United States that are “intermittent, seasonal and rain-dependent.”

When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop – who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment.

Rising numbers of infants lack the motor skills needed to play with building blocks because of an “addiction” to tablet computers and smartphones, according to teachers. Some older children were unable to complete traditional pen and paper exams because their memory had been eroded by overexposure to screen-based technology.

Consumer prices since 1775 in the USA. See anything strange? (Chart)

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous French historian, came to America to study our nation. Europeans and others were fascinated by the success of the fledgling nation, then barely 50 years old and already competing on the world stage.

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Conservative sage Dr. Ben Carson is claiming the White House was offended by his now-famous keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast and asked at the time for an apology call to President Obama — which he didn’t make.

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In this commentary, we provided evidence to show that Warren and Tony Blair were partnering together with the Roman Catholic Church in the formation of a P.E.A.C.E. Plan that leads towards the formation of a global religion in the name of Christ for the cause of peace. Documentation for this premise can be supported by numerous statements that both Warren and Blair have made publically from messages they have given or articles that have been written explaining their ideas.

While many who read that commentary doubted or denied such a Warren-Rome connection, a new YouTube interview with Rick Warren and Raymond Arroyo of EWTN (published and posted on Apr 11, 2014), reveals the statements we made about the Warren-Rome partnership were accurate prophetic warnings with regard to what would happen in the future.

The YouTube description of the interview with Warren and Arroyo states:

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God uses death to give us life; despair brings hope; sickness gives way to health; misery shows us joy. God has placed us on the earth amongst that which is the exact opposite of what His love and goodness are, so that we can know by comparison His love for us.

Can we truly know light if we do not experience darkness? Can we really know true love if we do not know what hate is?

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A few weeks ago I set out on a series of articles through which I am scanning the history of the church—from its earliest days all the way to the present time—to examine some of Christianity’s most notable false teachers. Along the way we have visited such figures as Arius, Joseph Smith, Ellen G. White and Norman Vincent Peale. Today we will look at a man who commands more followers than perhaps any other person in the world: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, known also as Pope Francis.

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Do you, or someone you know need the help, support, and guidance from a fellow Christian? We have a discipleship program and can get you connected immediately. It’s simple and FREE.

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This series of films from HeadHeartHand Media presents five Christians with five very different stories of depression and of how God gave them hope and help to recover. Each 35-40 minute episode tells the story of one such Christian. Their reflections are intercut with interview footage from six counselors representing a wide range of Christian knowledge and experience. While the pain of depression is evident, the overall tone is hopeful and practical.

We’re convinced that this holistic and biblical approach to depression will equip churches to minister to depressed Christians with greater understanding, compassion, and effectiveness. The unique combination of narrative and teaching will be a great resource for any individual, family, congregation, or small group, and will serve as a helpful supplement to the book, Christians Get Depressed Too.

Huge thanks to Dirk Naves, previously Creative Director at HeadHeartHand Media, and now Media Content Director with Ligonier Ministries, for dedicating so much of his time and talents to this whole project.

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Could a series of “blood moon” events be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so.

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Because believers have new life in Jesus Christ, they should also have a new way of life. If we live by the Spirit, and we do, Paul says, let us also walk by the Spirit, as we must. He earnestly prayed that the Colossian Christians would “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work. … As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith” (Col. 1:10; 2:6–7; cf. Eph. 4:1; 1 Thess. 2:12).

Galatians: The MacArthur New Testament Commentary

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