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The Land and the Book

The Land and the Book: God’s future dealings with Israel

A special series of messages by Dr. John Douglas

preached in Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church, N. Ireland, November 2013.

Subjects include:

  • The great tribulation, Jeremiah 30
  • God’s covenant with Israel, Jeremiah 31
  • The title deeds of the land, Jeremiah 32
  • The message in the old bones and two sticks, Ezekiel 37
  • The removal of the veil, Zechariah 12
  • Israel in the millennium, Isaiah 66

Click here to listen to/download the series of messages.

Rick Warren prays for new Pope

Rick Warren tweet for new PopeWhen men like Warren come out and side with Rome it always makes it so much easier for the Bible believer to cut through the religious jargon they use to bamboozle the unwary among God’s people, and see what they really are at heart. Roman Catholicism is antichristianity and apostasy personified in our age. When claimed evangelicals like Warren, Al Mohler and Russel Moore (respectively President and Dean of Theology at SBC seminary) side publicly with Papal antichristianity then God’s people should hear alarm bells and get away from them as far as possible!

By tweeting what he did, Warren indicates that he believes – and wants the world to know he does – that he desires God’s blessing to rest on the Church of Rome; that the Pope who emerges will be God’s man; that he can join with the Cardinals in spiritual fellowship and seek God together with them in prayer. He is serious enough in these convictions to pray with fasting! This is the ecumenical movement at work – back to Rome!

Rick Warren spoke at John Piper’s Desiring God conference in 2010.

See: Is the Church of Rome a Christian Church?

C. S. Lewis – a bridge to Rome!

This article appeared in the Canadian Protestant League newsletter and is re-published with the permission of the author. Copies of this article in booklet form are available by contacting CPL via the web link above.

C.S. Lewis: A Bridge to Rome

“It is largely due to Lewis, an Anglican, that I converted to the Catholic Church…”[1]–Mark Brumley, President of RC Ignatius Press

“Lewis has been credited (or blamed) in recent years with setting numerous people on the road to Rome.  Such Catholic converts have included many of the serious scholars and disciples of Lewis, some of whom knew him before he died…”[2]–R.A. Benthall, Professor of Literature, Ave Maria College

Taranaki Bible Conference

Mt. Taranaki

Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand

I have been spending a few days in New Zealand at the invitation of Stratford Bible Baptist Church to preach at the Taranaki Bible Conference. The preaching was shared with Mr. Keith Daniel, an evangelist with the African Evangelistic Band. The conference ran from Jan 20-22 and the Lord was among us as we heard His word. I preached 5 messages on the life of Samson and the lessons concerning revival and restoration for God’s cause that can be learned today.

  • If you are interested in listening to the messages I preached, please click here.
  • You can hear Mr. Daniel’s messages, here.
  • If you are interested in contacting those who arranged the conference please contact me.

Shadow of the Antichrist

Shadow of the AntichristOut of print for several years the Shadow of the Antichrist by Rev. Ivan Foster is available again in a revised electronic edition. You can read it online, download a copy or print pages from the book. Here is a devotional look at a much misunderstood section of God’s word. This book will help you understand the book of the Revelation and help clarify the glorious truths of that blessed hope that lies ahead of Christ’s church – the coming of Christ. Click on the image to open this book online.

To the reader I urge one word of counsel. Read this book with your Bible open at the relevant passage in the book of the Revelation. Follow the example of the Bereans in Acts 17:11. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. May you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Rev. Ivan Foster

The duty and blessing of Sabbath observance

Please note: Click here to listen to an audio version of this message.

“If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.” (Isaiah 58:13-14 AV)

Right worship is essential if we are to please God. The prophet’s duty here is to denounce sin in plain and forthright terms, pointing out the specific truth that God is not interested in mere external religion. He requires genuine displays of godliness, that evidence a heart filled with grace. I will have mercy and not sacrifice, Hosea 6:6, Matt 9:13. Mere external worship is not worthy of the name and is in fact an aggravating element of their sin!

World Religions Summit

Since 2005 the World Religions Summit has met annually—usually concurrent with a G8/G20 conference.  The most recent meeting was held in Winnipeg, MB just before the G8 conference in Huntsville, ON. The stated aims of this organization are to: address poverty; care for our earth; and invest in peace. Obviously it is an “inter-faith” organization and boasts members of every kind of religious view. It is a veritable Babylon of spiritual confusion and alternatives to Biblical truth.

Anglican Church in Canada Synod

The apostasy of the Anglican Church in Canada continues to evidence itself. At its recent tri-annual General Synod in Halifax it was resolved to continue to “engage in theological and scriptural study of human sexuality” and to include the “voices of gays and lesbians” in that process. Since the last Synod in 2007, two parishes in the ACC have been blessing same-sex unions and others are reported to be considering doing it. In 2007 the proposal to allow parishes liberty to decide at a local level whether or not to bless same-sex unions failed by the narrowest margins.

Bible reading

I have just read an article that highlights the gross ignorance of Scripture that prevails among professing Christians today. The following is a quotation from the article:

  • “ Americans love their Bibles. So much so that they keep them in pristine, unopened condition. Or, as George Gallup Jr. and Jim Castelli said in a widely quoted survey finding, ‘Americans revere the Bible but, by and large, they don’t read it.’ Anecdotes abound. Time magazine observed in a 2007 cover story that only half of U.S. adults could name one of the four Gospels. Fewer than half could identify Genesis as the Bible’s first book.” [Christianity Today]