Daily Archives: May 9, 2016

Religiosity and the hardness of unbelief

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

48 εἶπεν οὖν ὁ Ἰησοῦς πρὸς αὐτόν· ἐὰν μὴ σημεῖα καὶ τέρατα ἴδητε, οὐ μὴ πιστεύσητε. (John 4:48 NA28)

48 Therefore, Jesus said to him, “Except you see signs and wonders you never believe!” (John 4:48 translated from the NA28 Greek text)

From October 2001 through the first week of December 2012 my wife and I were residing in the Kansas City area. In the KC metro is a “church” that calls itself “World Revival Church.” It is closely associated with another “church” that was sued by the corporation International House of Pancakes because it used the same logo, i.e. IHOP. In any case, the people behind these “churches” advertise heavily on the local television during the evening news hour. The focus of their ads is not to come there to see God glorified or to come and learn about Jesus our Lord and Saviour. No, it is all…

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Do not enter the path of the wicked and do not proceed in the way of evil men

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

14 Do not enter the path of the wicked
And do not proceed in the way of evil men. (Proverbs 4:14 NASB)

There are things taking place in Christendom that I never thought I would see. The Roman Catholic Church seems to be returning to its former aggressive ways while much of non-Catholic professing Christians are seeking reconciliation with the “Mother Church.”

We are fast approaching the end of this age. These “signs of the times” will only increase not only in intensity, but frequency as our Lord lines things up in this World according to His will to bring His Kingdom to completion. What are those of us who are not blind to these things to do? The focus of this ministry over last several years has been on drawing our eyes to our Lord alone. We are to seek Him and do as He says because…

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