here is only one verse in the Bible that carries the word "scoffers" and it is found in II Peter 3:3. This is an interesting section of Scripture that provides the remnant believer with some crucial information concerning how to combat the false doctrines that are 'flooding the temple' even as I write these words. This often cited passage refers to people living in the last days that will scoff at the expectation of an impending return of Jesus Christ:
he Bible tells us The Lord intended that doctrine is to be derived from the scriptures. The well known proof text for this statement is "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for instruction in righteousness..." (II Timothy 3:16). We completely concur, and in this section of the ProFiles on the Christian Media Research website, we seek to measure the doctrinal positions of others against the written revelation found in the scriptures.
The issue of subjectivity looms large as we pursue this aspect of our ministry. While the spirit of the age consistently leads many ministries to a peaceful co-existence, as they seek to emphasize their commonalities, we find the 'we can agree to disagree' approach to be fatally flawed - with the presumption that theological error is tolerable.
To make matters even more difficult, many of the doctrines espoused by various groups are shrouded in an absence of counter-point. For example, vast numbers of religious bodies never even mention there are other doctrinal perspectives that have an historical legitimacy. Young Christians are frequently indoctrinated in one theological view, and are not even aware that they are versed in a rather narrow stream of thought that they ignorantly consider to be the mainstream.
Because Christian Media comes to the arena with a specific and relatively well defined series of theological perspectives, we freely acknowledge that the subjectivity of doctrinal interpretation is just as pronounced here as it is in any rival organization. We believe that honest inquiry is crucial if anyone is to be led by the Spirit of the Lord to the truth - and pretending there are no opposing views is patently hypocritical.
While some people naturally gravitate to an intellectually dispassionate examination of doctrinal differences, we wish to emphasize that we believe God will hold us all accountable for the choices we make. We further believe that the strait and narrow gate of salvation in Christ is just that: narrow and strait. Thus, we urge all, in the most strenuous terms, to not take the issue of doctrine lightly.
God is not mocked, and if you fail to be led into the truth it won't be because the Holy Spirit chose to exclude you. It will be because you refused to hear the truth and respond to His leading. Scripture states that the failure to love the truth is the reason the Lord sends a "strong delusion" (II Thessalonians 2) on the world - and we believe this includes the professing "Christians." When it comes to doctrine, YOU must be seriously motivated with a powerful desire to really know the TRUTH.
Anything short of that noble goal will lead you to another Jesus, another gospel, or the broad way that leads to destruction. Rather, scripture instructs us to seek to enter in at the strait gate, where we find the living water that is freely given by Jesus Christ - who promises us that "...whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:14).
Few Christians are equipped to cope with the theological system that is referred to as the Sacred Name, and as the mainline Christian churches fall deeper and deeper into the gross apostasy that characterizes the end of the age, more and more people are drawn into what appears to be a scripturally sound system. Unfortunately the truth is decidedly different.
n Romans 13:1-4 we read: "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good.
fter describing the serial wars between the King of the North (US/NATO/EC) and the King of the South (Islamic/Arab/Africa) that bring the world to the edge of extinction, the prophet Daniel tells us "At that time shall Michael stand up" to intervene in world events (Daniel 12:1).
he Bible teaches about a time when GOD will sharply escalate his dealings with unrepentant mankind - and a time when He will reckon with His servants. Ironically, the specific period when God inaugurates the Reckoning is almost universally taught to be a time when He will do the exact opposite of what the scriptures actually tell us He will do.
s I continue to study the written word of God, I am consistently amazed at how many teachings that are commonly taught that actually do not have a firm foundation in the scriptures. What makes these 'traditions of men' even more interesting is that I've frequently found myself in a position of assuming that these doctrines were true - until I found myself compelled to study the issue out for myself.
n recent years, several prophecy writers and teachers have proposed that the crown Prince of England, Prince Charles, will actually be the Antichrist. Monte Judah in his Yavoh newsletter, Businesswoman Joan Veon in her book Prince Charles: The Sustainable Prince, and a Colorado author named Tim Cohen have recently produced writings with this view. The latter, the author of a book entitled The Antichrist and a Cup of Tea, has the most in-depth work on the subject.
n the midst of the present political and religious turmoil as America inaugurates the events that will shortly lead us into the great tribulation, key "Christian" scholars, communicators, and writers are carefully positioning themselves via a new/old heresy known as preterism. This doctrinal system of prophetic interpretation, not to be confused with pretribulationism (the rapture cult), teaches that the great tribulation already happened in Jerusalem in the first century.
ver 10 years ago, I heard an incredible story concerning the "lost music of the Bible" that has recently become very significant to our ministry. Many of our readers know I was at one time a Christian musician, songwriter, and record producer. Indeed, over the years I founded a Christian music record label, ran two music booking agencies, and produced contemporary Christian music projects - including an album of my own compositions and the debut project of a pop Christian artist known as Carman.