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Sweden’s push for a cashless society reveals hidden risks

(BLOOMBERG) Sweden may be about to take its world-beating cashlessness to the next level, as the pandemic threatens to push its notes and coins close to extinction. Stefan Ingves, the governor of the Riksbank, recently remarked that some young Swedes “have no idea” what real money looks like anymore. It’s a future that has Ingves…

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Atheists stop Tennessee school district from promoting Christianity

(WKRN) A Tennessee school district that was sued last year by two atheist families for promoting Christianity has agreed to stop the practice, according to a consent decree filed in federal court in Nashville on Monday. In the consent decree, the Smith County School District admitted that Christian prayers were delivered over the school address…

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Tommy Bartlett Show closes after 69 years

(CHANNEL 3000) After nearly seven decades, the Tommy Bartlett Show in Wisconsin Dells announced Wednesday it will close permanently due to business losses during the pandemic. In April, the owners of the water-ski, sky and stage show made the decision to close its attraction this summer due to restrictions on large gatherings. President and co-owner…

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Big Ten officially reverses course, announces return of football season

(CHANNEL 3000) The Big Ten Conference is officially announcing a return to the football field. After an August vote by the conference’s presidents and chancellors not to play fall sports, the conference is reversing course when it comes to football. The decision was widely reported Tuesday before the official announcement was released Wednesday morning. Earlier…

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Nearly 100 earthquakes swarm Yellowstone in 24 hours

(IDAHO STATESMAN) A swarm of 91 earthquakes rattled the Yellowstone National Park region in just 24 hours on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quakes trembled southwest of Yellowstone Lake between Heart Lake and West Thumb. Although the area is one of the most seismically active regions in the U.S., the cluster…

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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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Masks so like the mark of the beast by Merrill Olson

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 Christianity lacks impact by Merrill Olson

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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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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Life or death by Paul Bawden

By Paul Bawden Recently my sister passed away after a two year battle with ovarian cancer. She lost the battle but won the war. I say that because my sister had a living faith, faith that was placed not in the changing ideas of men, but in the unchanging person of the Lord Jesus Christ,…

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Life or death?

By Paul Bawden Recently my sister passed away after a two year battle with ovarian cancer. She lost the battle but won the war. I say that because my sister had a living faith, faith that was placed not in the changing ideas of men, but in the unchanging person of the Lord Jesus Christ,…

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4 WINDS USA NEWS RELEASE: After approving social justice messages, will the NCAA allow Christian messages on uniforms?

(CHRISTIAN NEWSWIRE) MADISON, Wisc., Aug. 6, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — 4 WINDS USA President Steve McConkey contacted NCAA officials in Indianapolis to ask them if they will allow Christian messages on uniforms now that they passed a rule allowing social justice messages. McConkey stands up worldwide for Christian athletes. Athletes will now be able to…

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4 WINDS USA NEWS RELEASE: Ban Black Lives Matter from sports

(CHRISTIAN NEWSWIRE) MADISON, Wisc., July 27, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — We have an epidemic in sports called Black Lives Matter (BLM). A very small percentage of policemen have created situations that need addressed. However, the extreme reaction through BLM is dangerous. Professional sports teams promote BLM by allowing kneeling before and during the national anthem,…

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America ripe for judgement by Merrill Olson

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 case.…

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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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Is America losing its soul? by Paul Bawden

By Paul Bawden The happenings in America can only cause one to ask this question. For the foundation of any country, of any civilization, is that which keeps a people grounded in that which lasts. And what is that which lasts? That which promotes righteousness – that which upholds the integrity and value of each…

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Is America losing its soul?

By Paul Bawden The happenings in America can only cause one to ask this question. For the foundation of any country, of any civilization, is that which keeps a people grounded in that which lasts. And what is that which lasts? That which promotes righteousness – that which upholds the integrity and value of each…

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Biblical to be a Christian and political by Steve McConkey

By Steve McConkey “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2). Christians need to stand up as they preach the gospel. We will be adding to the following as time goes on. Here are examples: Nathan directly confronted King David about his sin with Bathsheba (2…

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Freedom at risk?? by Paul Bawden

By Paul Bawden The wake-up call, have you heard it? It’s a loud cry to every American to wake up to the reality that individual freedom is being directly challenged – challenged by those causing uprisings, destruction, with certain demands – that if their changes are not met, the place will be burned down. Such…

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Freedom at risk??

By Paul Bawden The wake-up call, have you heard it? It’s a loud cry to every American to wake up to the reality that individual freedom is being directly challenged – challenged by those causing uprisings, destruction, with certain demands – that if their changes are not met, the place will be burned down. Such…

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Peace – really??? by Paul Bawden

By Paul Bawden The happenings in the United States right now are telling us that there is a desperate need for peace – peace among individuals, peace in all of our relationships, and ultimately peace with God. Of course, saying that there is a need for peace in the USA at this time almost seems…

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Peace – really???

By Paul Bawden The happenings in the United States right now are telling us that there is a desperate need for peace – peace among individuals, peace in all of our relationships, and ultimately peace with God. Of course, saying that there is a need for peace in the USA at this time almost seems…

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Present circumstances point to the Antichrist by Merrill Olson

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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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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Something of ‘hell’ breaks loose by Paul Bawden

By Paul Bawden The lethal Coronavirus stopped the world in its tracks. Now the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd has caused protests along with riots and vandalism in major cities in the United States, with such spreading world-wide. Our prayers for God’s strength, peace, and comfort are for those who have lost loved…

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Something of ‘hell’ breaks loose

By Paul Bawden The lethal Coronavirus stopped the world in its tracks. Now the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd has caused protests along with riots and vandalism in major cities in the United States, with such spreading world-wide. Our prayers for God’s strength, peace, and comfort are for those who have lost loved…

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Colorado Stalker Kevin Beck’s criminal record

Kevin Beck is an author of running books (Run Strong) and a coach. The above picture is of Beck and girlfriend Lize Brittin. They co-authored Young Runners at the Top. Kevin Beck continues to cyber stalk Steve McConkey, 4 WINDS USA President, and his wife. He has created a multitude of false accounts, a mocking…

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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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Who has the last Word?

By Paul Bawden Has God said?Famous words that have been around a long time. More like infamous words, for they tell us that there is another who thinks that he is the last word. Who is that? It’s the old deceiver who caused Adam and Eve to think that they were the last word in…

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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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Reason only??

By Paul Bawden I read an article recently by Mark Tapson, a Shillman Fellow on Popular Culture for the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He was quoting from Sophie Lewis who, in a recent opinion piece at Open Democracy, wrote that, “We deserve better than the family. And the time of corona is an excellent time…

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Eternal hope In one’s crisis!!

By Paul Bawden In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, we are in the Good Friday Easter season. So what does that have to do with what is happening in our country and the world, as all of us are affected in different ways, some suffering from the virus, and others have lost loved ones…

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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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Where is God?

By Paul Bawden The outbreak of the coronavirus is certainly devastating and heartbreaking, and hopefully it can be curbed soon. Our prayers are with those who have lost loved ones, and that those who have the virus will respond quickly to treatment. When something awful like this happens with the loss of valuable human life,…

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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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Love everlasting???

By Paul Bawden A man and his friend were talking about marriage. The one fellow asked his friend what the success was in his many years of marriage to his wife. “Oh,” he replied. “That’s easy. She goes out to eat on Tuesday evenings, and I go out to eat on Thursday evenings. Not exactly…

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Revolution or resolve?

By Paul Bawden At the beginning of the New Year, many make New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you have made a resolution for the New Year. I trust you are keeping your resolution. However, keeping a New Year’s resolution is not easy. Failure usually sets in because the resolution is made in one’s self, in one’s…

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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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The night of miracles

By Paul Bawden As we celebrate Christ’s birth, it’s always a time to reflect back, to see again how involved the loving biblical God was in the night Christ was born. Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem, the house of bread, where Jesus, the Bread of Life, the true Shepherd of the sheep, was born…

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Eternity and time

By Paul Bawden Time slips through our fingers like sands through the hourglass. Indeed, we can do nothing to stop the passing of time. It bears all its sons away. We are born, grow to adulthood, live some years on planet earth, and we are gone. So the popular philosophy seems to be to eat,…

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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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Giving thanks!

By Paul Bawden Thanksgiving Day had its origin in November 1621. After the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native Americans, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit. Now remembered as American’s “first Thanksgiving”—although the Pilgrims themselves may not have used the…

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Have you heard?

By Paul Bawden Math—it’s oppressive! This was the first sentence in an article from Answers In Genesis. Evidently there is a new proposed curriculum, in Seattle, Washington, that would teach young people such, if approved in June. As reported, this new curriculum will integrate math with social justice, while focusing on “power and oppression.” Students…

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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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The day that changed church history

By Paul Bawden As the month of October winds down, I believe it’s always well for us to stop and remember a day that changed the course of church history. I’m referring to Reformation Day, October 31, 1517, which is commemorated this year on Sunday, October 27, called Reformation Sunday. Reformation Sunday takes its name…

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Pictures through the years

Dunlap Elementary Thanksgiving lunch in Des Moines, Iowa in 1961. Steve was in kindergarten and is near the wall. Dunlap is no longer a school. During Dunlap Elementary field trips, Steve went to the Drake Relays in 1967 and 1968. First time exposure to world-class track and field.  After the sixth grade, Steve’s family moved…

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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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Robots in the pulpit

By Paul Bawden I read an interesting article the other day entitled, “Robots In The Pulpit.” It was from Breakpoint Daily published by the Colson Center. The article pointed out that one of the Buddhist temples in Kyoto, Japan, is now featuring a new robotic “priest” known as Mandar. Designed to look like Kannon, the…

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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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Words mean what they say?

Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Seminary, recently wrote an article entitled, “Humpty Dumpty, Alice in Wonderland, and the Masters Who Control the Language.” Humpty Dumpty once said to Alice, “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean. Neither more or less.” Alice responded to Humpty Dumpty,…

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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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Life – it’s all about relationships

By Paul Bawden Recently, my wife and I attended a conference where Ken Sande was the main speaker. Ken is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom – RW 360. He is trained as an engineer, lawyer, and mediator, having conciliated hundreds of family, business, church and legal conflicts. What was Ken’s message? Life…

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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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Only a Sunday God??

By Paul Bawden I’m sure you have noticed that there are those who like to keep the biblical God out of the public arena, out of our schools, out of the work place, and out of our government. It is well to keep in mind that since the biblical God (Psalm 139) is able to…

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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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Giving honor!

By Paul Bawden Time has gone by quickly and Memorial Day weekend is here. Since Memorial Day is Monday, I thought a brief history of the Day might be helpful, as the Day is set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Known originally as Decoration Day,…

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Mom, you’re the greatest!

By Paul Bawden A cartoon portrayed a little fellow talking to a clerk as he stood next to the Mother’s Day cards. Some of the cards said, “Awesome Mother,” “To A Great Mother,” Perfect Mother,” “Wonderful Mother,” “The Best Mother,” Wonderful Mother,” “The Best Mom.” Evidently, the little fellow couldn’t read yet, and he told…

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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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Deconstruction – what’s that?

By Paul Bawden We live in an environment where truth is no longer truth. Such a situation is described by the term, deconstruction. It’s the philosophical movement and theory of literary criticism that questions traditional assumptions about certainty, identity, and truth. It asserts that words can only refer to other words, and attempts to demonstrate…

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The week that changed the world

By Paul Bawden A lot of different weeks have left their imprint on the pages of history. But there is one week that changed the world. It’s the week that started on Palm Sunday, called Passion Week. Jesus Christ came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey symbolizing His humility. He came fulfilling prophetic Scripture (Zechariah…

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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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What’s happened to our minds?

By Paul Bawden I can only ask this question as I hear and see what is happening in the United States. It has nothing to do about which political party you are part of or not a part of, although some like to think so. It has nothing to do about what education you have…

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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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Life priceless??

By Paul Bawden Recently a new law expanding abortion rights was passed in New York. In Virginia a similar bill has been proposed as well. Such news should cause each of us to be aroused to righteous indignation as we hear how far politicians will go to make decisions about life that is created in…

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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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Never give up

By Paul Bawden One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He…

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Grand miracle or man’s magic?

By Paul Bawden Visiting our grandchildren some time ago, the library in the town was offering a free evening to come and watch a magician. We decided to attend, and it was a most enjoyable evening as he entertained us with his magical skills. At the same time, we understood that he was just a…

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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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Christmas – did He come?

By Paul Bawden Did Jesus Christ really come into the world? The way to answer that question is to look at where Christ is talked about. There is only one place to go and that is to the Bible. When we do that, we find in the Old Testament many prophecies that talk about Christ’s…

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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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Have an attitude of gratitude!

By  Paul Bawden Betsie and Corrie Ten Boom discovered while in Ravensbruck, one of the worst concentration camps in Germany, the guards wouldn’t come into the bunkroom because of the fleas, allowing them to have a Bible study without fear of execution. Betsie exclaimed, “Thank God for the fleas!” What an amazing response in the…

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After the election, now what?

By Paul Bawden Yes, the elections in the United States are now history. One of the most exciting things that has happened is that the many ads have ceased. And regardless of who was elected, the sun is still coming up and going down. People are still getting up and going to work. Life is…

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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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Is freedom free?

By Paul Bawden July 4th is always a day of great celebration in the United States of America. It’s a time of celebrating the freedoms we have in this great county, freedoms, which were set forth in the publication of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Declaration of Independence encapsulated those freedoms when it…

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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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Dads, are we needed?

By Paul Bawden A son at college wrote his dad, “No mon, no fun, your son.” The dad wrote back, “Too bad, so sad, your dad.” Being a dad is not always easy, but it is one of the highest privileges that a man can have. In fact, the title that dad has, father, means…

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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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70th anniversary

By Paul Bawden May 14, 2018, is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the modern nation of Israel. The existence of the nation of Israel today is truly the biblical God’s doing. Israel, through Abram, whose name was changed to Abraham, was promised to have a land, a seed, and be a blessing. Those…

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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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National Day Of Prayer

By Paul Bawden The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3, 2018. Although created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on…

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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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Death conquered?!

By Paul Bawden “Impossible!” “How can you know?” “It can only be a spiritual happening, if it occurred.” “Yes!” Are some of the responses. In spite of the responses, credible eyewitnesses tell us that the God-man, who was crucified and buried, has come forth from the grave bodily. What does that mean for you and…

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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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Life sacred?

By Paul Bawden Sunday, January 21, 2018, is designated as Sanctity of Life Sunday. This Sunday is set aside, the third Sunday of every year, to promote the sacredness of life, and to raise the public awareness of the immoral decision of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973 to legalize abortion in…

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