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Masks so like the mark of the beast

By Merrill Olson When this corona virus occurred, it is interesting how easily people obeyed wearing masks. As governors and certain medical personnel, not all, mandated it, it is amazing how people complied without questioning whether it actually protects. Now, I’m not saying it does not. Yet, I am wondering if certain health problems may…

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Surface Chrsitianity lacks impact

by Merrill Olson A good question to begin is simply: Is the Christian Church today impacting a society and world dominated by corrupt world leaders and radical politicians? It sounds negative but it is reality! The United States of America of my youth is totally different than what it taking place today with the riots…

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America ripe for judgement

By Merrill Olson “If God does not judge America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah” is a statement that has been uttered by many for years. Decades ago when the United States practiced the Judeo Christian ethic, that assertion would have brought puzzlement into peoples’ minds. Yet, that is no longer the…

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Present circumstances point to the Antichrist

By Merrill Olson Many of us watched with dismay over the recent rioting, violence, stealing, and destruction with the protests. Innocent peoples’ places of business have been literally destroyed. All of them are victims of ruthlessness. They had absolutely nothing to do with a police officer’s actions. And yet, depraved human nature can take things…

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Living wisely in evil days

By Merrill Olson Napoleon said, “There is in the midst of every great battle a ten to fifteen minute period that is the crucial point. Take that period and you will win the battle; lose it and you will be defeated.” But, where are we in America at this time? Are we in that ten…

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Coronavirus as a wake-up call

By Merrill Olson The Coronavirus has shaken the world over the past weeks. While it brought the United States economy to a practical standstill, it also resulted in thousands entering eternity. Only the Lord knows how many went into an endless eternity of suffering without Him while others came into His eternal presence with joy…

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The need for the faithful watchmen

By Merrill Olson There are many comments being made today regarding last days’ events. For instance, “Many things are lining up. They are falling into place.” So much is happening in the world at this present time that particular statements about the last days seem to be the logical conclusion. Whether it is with the…

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The coronavirus and Scripture

By Merrill Olson The coronavirus is affecting the whole world! It happened all of a sudden and is spreading. Urgent efforts are being made for a vaccine to combat its ramifications on countries and human lives. Its source is still unknown but known by God. However, as one searches the Scriptures, a person finds answers…

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The increase in world distress

By Merrill Olson This world is experiencing different types of distress that are increasing in portion. With the virus crisis in China that has isolated it from the rest of the world to major earthquakes, volcanoes, and enormous wild fires in various places, it is leaving many in a mood of disarray. In China there…

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Present apostasy of the church

By Merrill Olson The time has now come where the beginning stages of end time apostasy has begun in the church. What is significant about it is that it is a precursor for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. It has gradually been taking place whereby people have not been sensitive to what is happening.…

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Turkey’s presence in Bible prophecy

By Merrill Olson There is an alignment of nations forming today that was prophesied in Ezekiel 38 and 39 nearly 2,600 years ago. It is as though the final stage is being set for the coming of the Antichrist. Many of the pieces to Bible prophecy may be moving into place, at the present time,…

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Old Testament theophanies prove Bible prophecy

By Merrill Olson Human encounters with God in the Old Testament prior to Christ’s incarnation are many. But, Jesus said that “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). Therefore, how can the encounters with God in the Old Testament times be possible? John 1:18 says,…

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Globalism as history moves forward

By Merrill Olson Globalism is rapidly moving forward today as countries and national leaders are becoming more and more united into an anti-God system. In fact, it is very evident in the stress for a global economy and for individual nations to give up their own sovereignty for the “common good” of the world. Only…

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Identifying the mark of the beast

By Merrill Olson There has been a lot of emphasis lately on chips and marks on the body for a number of reasons. In fact, present technology has made it possible for a simple electronic chip to be placed under the skin. Therefore, an identifying mark containing information about a person is not out of…

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God’s divine intervention for Israel

By Merrill Olson As time progresses and hatred for Israel increases, it is merely part of peoples’ ignorance regarding God’s future intervention on behalf of Israel. This detestation for her occurs in the halls of Congress, on college campuses, and tragically from the pulpits of many churches in America. Those who should know the Scriptures…

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America’s possible downfall

By Merrill Olson There is a belief among believers today that our generation is experiencing a rapid change very quickly. There is so much taking place that many followers of Christ are saying, “The Lord has to be coming soon.” One of the areas of interest is the United States and its role in end-time…

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The place where the Antichrist arrives from

By Merrill Olson As we view the godless occurrences of evil in the world and the rebelliousness that is happening, many believers are convinced that something has begun. They are sensing that the prophetic events leading toward the coming of the lawless one, the Antichrist, are now in motion. In fact, it will be this…

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The questioning of the trinity

By Merrill Olson There is a questioning of the Trinity that is taking place at the present time and is under attack. Because the term is not mentioned in the Bible, its truthfulness is coming under scrutiny which is easily understandable. Yet, as we observe the signs that are taking place today pointing to the…

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The rapture – a mystery or a secret

By Merrill Olson There are people who say that God wants to keep the end times secret. Therefore, it is not possible to understand it. But is this type of reasoning according to Scripture? The answer can be given when one distinguishes between the meaning of a secret and a mystery. Without this clarity, there…

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The world’s hatred for Israel

By Merrill Olson Israel’s prominence in the world is not by accident. As a magnet draws fragments of metal, so Israel has drawn the nations of the world. Nations and people groups either love her or hate her and desire her complete destruction. Iran for one threatens to destroy her believing it can do so…

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The Bible warns of these present days

By Merrill Olson The Word of God warns that in the last days there will be a departure of long held biblical doctrines and people will turn away from God. The Bible says that people will be “lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanders, without…

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Potential Antichrists

By Merrill Olson Satan does not know God’s exact prophetic time as to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, he always has a candidate prepared for the revealing of the Antichrist. We see this in Scripture as the apostle John writes: “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard…

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Peace and safety in the last days

By Merrill Olson As we look at world events and the call by the UN and the world leaders for peace and safety, prophetic Scripture takes on a fresh emphasis. The Bible says, “For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they…

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A divided nation but a prophetic message

By Merrill Olson America is presently a divided nation with good and evil being on a collision course with each other. On one side are people concerned about the things of God and righteousness, even in politics and education, while on the other are those who hate Jesus, despise the Bible and anything to do…

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Flawed beliefs advanced in Christendom

By Merrill Olson Whenever there are flawed beliefs that go counter to God’s Word, they will lead to faulty theological positions. These, in turn, will advance dangers in what people build their lives upon. The ultimate result may lead to jeopardizing a person’s soul, depending on which defective position is personally embraced. There are, therefore,…

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Prophetic times are moving fast

By Merrill Olson We are living in a time where evil is continuing to rise as deception grows in the world. People are living with their heads in the sand, so to speak. Unless one is in tune with prophetic Scripture, many are simply naive to the present delusion in politics, false religions, world governments…

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A roadblock to globalism

By Merrill Olson In the years before the 2016 election, very few Americans realized that the globalist agenda was increasingly dictating the rules and laws that would eventually lead to a global government. The world was fast moving to a place where globalists felt this could bring climate control, jobs for everyone along with equal…

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Political or darkness

By Merrill Olson This past week many had their heads glued to the television or some other means as they observed the political tension before their eyes. It was dramatic as peoples’ feelings were filled with different type of emotions. False accusations also led to anger and disgust among some and others willing to accept…

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Evil Is occurring non-stop

By Merrill Olson We are living in a day when evil is coming at us nonstop. Our country is filled with hatred, anger, lewdness, sick humor, lying, hypocrisy in the political realm, sexual perversion of every type portrayed as acceptable entertainment. Hollywood denounces God and portrays conservatives as meaningless morons. They deplore anyone that shows…

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The ultimate defeat of Satan

By Merrill Olson Even though in the providence of God, Satan, along with his fallen angels, has exerted great power and influence in the world, his ultimate defeat is sure. His affliction of Christians over the ages and his networking of evil upon this earth will end. Biblically, his eternal defeat occurred at Calvary. Yet,…

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The lurking of ‘the spirit of the Antichrist’

By Merrill Olson The Bible speaks strongly about a future evil world ruler who will seek to dominate the world and set up his own kingdom (Revelation 13). He will be energized by Satan and receive his authority from him (v. 4). He will also rise to power and prominence in the beginning of the…

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Scoffers and skeptics regarding Bible prophecy

By Merrill Olson Scripture says that “knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His [Christ’s] coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation’” (2 Peter 3:3-4). In Peter’s…

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The church in regards to the tribulation

By Merrill Olson There are many people today among believers, from all walks of life, who believe strongly that the redeemed church of Jesus Christ will go through the Tribulation Period. This is called Posttribulationism. Therefore, while the church is on the earth during that time, it will experience suffering and trial but not the…

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Israel’s statehood – the major sign of Bible prophecy

By Merrill Olson It is rewarding to talk about and discuss the significance of Bible prophecy and the signs pointing to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is particularly true for those who hold to the truths of God’s Word regarding this important emphasis of Scripture. As a result, there are many signs…

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The embassy needs to be in Jerusalem

By Merrill Olson An historical but prophetic event took place a few weeks ago when President Trump made Jerusalem Israel’s capital. But, another event has just taken place on May 14, 2018 when the United States Embassy was moved to Jerusalem. Yet, the violent protests on Gaza’s side near Israel’s border are by primarily the…

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Paving the way to the tribulation

By Merrill Olson In our present day, the hatred for biblical Christianity is rising at a phenomenal rate. More and more abhorrence is building in America against what is godly than ever before. What was once true biblically and even held sacred in this country is now being sneered at with an extreme disgust and…

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The deception with separation of church and state

By Merrill Olson One of the biggest deceptions that have taken place in the United States is the issue of the separation of church and state. It has led to crosses being torn down in public places, nativity scenes being forbidden on public property, prayer eliminated from school functions, and those ending in Jesus’ name…

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The twisted thinking of the protesters

By Merrill Olson Twisted thinking includes the state of being twisted. It has to do with distorted thinking. It is making one’s way in a winding or devious manner to a destination or objective. This type of thinking was evident lately with the warped thinking that led the protesters against gun violence in schools. While…

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Israel’s future is secure

By Merrill Olson There are many who wonder about the future of Israel because of the hatred that certain nations and peoples have for her. Threats and actions against her are evident. However, will her demise ever happen? No, such a thing will never occur. The reason being is that the Bible is very definite…

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Guns are not the problem

By Merrill Olson Since the recent tragic deaths of innocent people by gun violence, the whole issue of gun control has surfaced again. There are politicians, popular news personnel, and others who are advocating stricter gun laws. There are also those who are promising that they are going to do everything they can to see…

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A major cause for the change

By Merrill Olson As we look at America and the recent violence in schools and public places, there are many different ideas that people have suggested. For instance: It has to do with guns. We need more gun control legislation. Others are suggesting the possibly of even taking away all guns which includes those from…

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The church is spared

By Merrill Olson Domestic violence is an all-too-familiar thing in our society. It may have happened with family members, neighbors, friends, or co-workers. It may have occurred with someone reading this article. You know what it is like. It has touched you personally. You know the trauma of it. Nevertheless, the experience of it or…

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The real cause for contention for Jerusalem

By Merrill Olson After President Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (article Dec. 6, 2017), the outcry of the United Nations was expected. It was not a surprise to people who support Israel because of God’s promises to her in Scripture. Nevertheless, the present opposition against Israel is not anything new. It has been going…

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The push for globalism

By Merrill Olson I doubt anyone can deny that there is a big push for globalism today in American politics. This is one reason why the globalists and liberals are still upset over the election of a non-globalist as the President of the United States. It really has nothing to do so much with the…

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Jerusalem’s trembling, but futuristically peaceful

By Merrill Olson President Trump has declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He is also seeking to keep a campaign promise of moving the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Yet, in other presidential elections, the candidates have given the same promise. Why has it not happened? The answer is simply that both the…

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People seemingly have no fear of death

By Merrill Olson With those who were recently involved in mass murder and then committing suicide, they were obviously thoughtless as to their own existence afterwards. They apparently felt that death ends it all, no eternal consequences. It is the same type of thinking of an elderly man who said, “When you’re dead, you’re dead…

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Apostasy within the church

By Merrill Olson As one studies prophetic Scripture and current events, there is a sense that we are experiencing the end of the end times. It is as though God is saying, “Wake up!” There are specific things that the world is experiencing that cause one to say, “We are truly close to the coming…

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The world’s savage state

By Merrill Olson The Bible says “that in the last days perilous times will come” (2 Timothy 3:1). “Perilous” means hard to bear, violent, vicious, and savage. The word’s only other use is in Matthew 8:28 as Matthew describes two demon possessed men who are “exceedingly fierce.” They are “violent.” Therefore, in 2 Timothy 3:2-4…

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The rapture debate of John 14:1-3

By Merrill Olson Jesus said that “I will come again and receive you to Myself” (v. 3). Many have taken these words as a promise of the rapture of the church. However, there are others who disagree with this understanding. For those who adhere to a pre-tribulation eschatology, these words are a precious assurance from…

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The rapture debate of 2 Thessalonians 2:1

By Merrill Olson The phrase “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him” (v. 1) has been an issue of debate over the years regarding the Lord’s return. There are those who believe that it teaches one event: the Second Coming. And, there are others who strongly emphasize that it…

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The making of a future cashless society

By Merrill Olson Every time a person opens up a computer and buys something online, it may be simply pointing to a future cashless society ruled by an evil world dictator (Dan. 7:23-25). Many people know that just about everything can be purchased by a mere click of a button. This includes food, clothing, groceries,…

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Everyone will face one of two judgements

By Merrill Olson As the whole world continues its deep slide into willful sin and rebellion against God, many people fail to realize that everyone will face one of two judgments. This goes against the common belief regarding a general judgment for all humanity because the Scriptures never mention such a thing. In spite of…

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End times intrigue

By Merrill Olson For over 2000 years people have questioned the events of the end times and wondered when the Lord Jesus will return. Terms such as Antichrist, tribulation, 666, mark of the beast, and the millennium have even appeared on supermarket tabloids. There is, therefore, an end-times intrigue regarding future eschatological events. In the…

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The rapture question

By Merrill Olson The Pre-Tribulation Rapture has been argued by many that it is not a biblical doctrine. This has caused a number of seminary professors, pastors, and others, over the decades to sneer at anyone who believes in it. On the other hand, there are also a great number in the same group who…

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Believer’s response to a rebellious society

By Merrill Olson The Reverend Gary Hall, the Dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., announced from the pulpit some months ago, in fact last year 2016, that “it is a sin to oppose homosexuality.” What is pertinent about that statement is that the Bible makes it clear that a sign of a society…

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