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The Hypocritical Christian

The Omega Letter Intelligence Digest Vol: 160 Issue: 30 - Friday, January 30, 2015 The Omega Letter The Hypocritical Christian One of the most common challenges one faces when witnessing about Jesus Christ is effectively responding to the question, "Why are Christians such hypocrites?" What makes it challenging is the fact the question is legitimate. Lots and lots of Christians ARE hypocrites. Before you clobber me, let me rush to say, "Not all of them" (I think). But there are certainly enough for the charge to have legitimacy. And you can bet your skeptic will provide you with plenty of examples, just in case you can't. All any skeptic needs to do is turn on his television to see all the evidence he needs to convince himself that Christians have the corner on hypocrisy. Take the 'seed faith' doctrine of Oral Roberts, R. W. Shambach or John Avanzini. This 'doctrine' proposes a spiritual LAW that says giving money to a ministry will caus

Why Did God Create Man?

The Omega Letter Intelligence Digest Vol: 160 Issue: 28 - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 The Omega Letter Why Did God Create Man? The Bible tells us that it is the Lord Jesus Christ Who is the Creator of all things, including the heavens, the earth, and even hell.  This mystery is revealed in the first chapter of the Book of John. John takes us back to creation, saying, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (1:1) In John's Gospel, the 'Word' (logos) is capitalized as a proper noun, since it is used in the sense of a title. "The same was in the beginning with God." John also reveals that, "All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made." (John 1:2-3) That John is referring to Jesus is made clear when he writes, "He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto his own, and His own received Him not." (10-11

The Auschwitz Protocols

The Omega Letter Intelligence Digest Vol: 160 Issue: 27 - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 The Omega Letter The Auschwitz Protocols During the Second World War, the Nazis set up extermination camps all over Europe designed for no other purpose except to efficiently murder and dispose of millions of people. In all, the Nazis murdered somewhere between ten and twelve million people; Gypsies, homosexuals, criminals, the mentally deficient, Jehovah's Witnesses, Poles, Russian POWs', etc. But more than half of Hitler's victims -- at least six million of them -- were European Jews. Men, women, children, babies -- it made no difference. If they were Jews they were to be exterminated like animals. Worse than animals, since even in those days, there were humane laws in place for euthanizing animals. The major camps were located in German-occupied Poland, including Auschwitz, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka. Of the millions who entered these camps, only a handful

Mideast UPDATE

Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 25th, 2015:

Grace of God

Day By Day By Grace Bob Hoekstra January 26, 2015 The Initial Grace of God "I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more"…For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Jeremiah 31:34 and Ephesians 2:8-9) Again, we have the opportunity to compare justifying grace and sanctifying grace, initial grace and ongoing grace. This is always an edifying and valuable exercise, since we tend to forget that we are sanctified through the same means that we are justified. The initial grace that impacted our lives forever was the justifying, forgiving grace of God. The prophets of old proclaimed this hope. The writers of the New Testament related it to us today. "I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more" (Jeremiah 31:34; also in Hebrews 8:12). When we repented of our sins and called upon the name of the Lord, we were forgiven and j


The Omega Letter Intelligence Digest Vol: 160 Issue: 24 - Saturday, January 24, 2015 The Omega Letter Perspectives on the Rapture You wouldn't know it to listen to a debate on the subject, but all three parties in the Rapture Debate believe that they are the ones who have the right position and have the Scriptures to back them up. Whenever I write on the subject of the Rapture, I get email from those holding a different view and it never ceases to amaze me how nasty some of them are. I've been called a false prophet (for the record, I'm not any kind of prophet, false or otherwise), a false teacher, a liar, a purveyor of the doctrines of demons and more. More than one has accused me outright of knowing the truth (their position, naturally) and deliberately spreading deception to some nefarious end that never quite gets explained to me. But the fact is that those who believe in a pre-Tribulation Rapture are no more sincere than those who believe the Rapture comes at

Christian Hate-Literature Paradox

The Omega Letter Intelligence Digest Vol: 160 Issue: 23 - Friday, January 23, 2015 The Omega Letter The Christian Hate-Literature Paradox Paradox: "A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true;" e.g., the paradox that standing is more tiring than walking. Two thousand years ago, becoming a Christian meant becoming an enemy of the state. The simple act of believing meant, under Roman law, being guilty of a 'hate crime'. It wasn't because the Romans were anti-religious. Ancient Rome was one of the most religious empires of antiquity. The Romans had dozens of their own gods and were willing to embrace pretty much anybody's else's god, as well. The only 'god' rejected by Rome was the God of the Jews and Christians. To be accepted by the God of the Jews required converting to Judaism and forsaking all other gods. To be accepted by the God of the Christians required converting to Christianity and forsaking all other gods

Read this dear Saint

Day By Day By Grace Bob Hoekstra January 23, 2015 Living as Servants of the New Covenant Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2 Corinthians 3:5-6) We who follow the Lord Jesus Christ are "ministers of the new covenant." The term "minister" means servant. The phrase "new covenant" speaks of relating to God by grace. Thus, we are those who serve God by the resources of His grace. Our day by day lives, lived in service of the Lord God Almighty, are to be developed by the grace of God at work in us. What is involved in this biblical, heavenly approach to life here on earth? The first issue pertains to our inadequacy. "Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves." So often we o

Christian Supersessionism

The Omega Letter Intelligence Digest Vol: 160 Issue: 19 - Monday, January 19, 2015 Christian Supersessionism Replacement theology, also called supersessionism or fulfilled theology, is an interpretation of Bible doctrine that says in essence, that God can both change and that God can lie. The proponents of this worldview don’t specifically say that, but it is the only way that it can work. There are a lot of branches on the replacement theology tree, but they shoot off from two main trunks. Israel’s role as the people of God was completed when the Messiah came 2,000 years ago. A transition took place at this point and the Church became the people of God. This is called economic supersessionism. Israel forfeited its place as God’s Chosen people as a Divine punishment for the rejection and crucifixion of the Messiah. This view is called punitive supersessionism. In both cases, all the promises made by God to the Jews have been passed to the Church. The ethnic Jews of modern

Predestination taught correctly

ELECTION AND RELATED DOCTRINES I) FOREORDINATION = THE OVERALL PLAN FOR THE UNIVERSE WHICH IS DETERMINED BEFOREHAND BY GOD God foreordained, i.e., determined His plan for the universe in every minute detail beforehand - not as an ongoing, evolving, reactionary plan, to be adjusted one way or another depending upon circumstances and man's volition. Indeed, all circumstances in every minute detail including the free will choices of every man have occurred as part of God's foreordained plan for the universe. [J. Dwight Pentecost in his book, "Things Which Become Sound Doctrine", Revell Publishing, Westwood, N.J., 1965, pp. 135-6]: Foreordination = "To determine, to fix beforehand... ...Within this word is the thought that God possesses the ability to provide, with infinite precision, the things necessary for the ongoing of this universe which He has created. God planned all the details before the work of creation. God did not create and then sit down to de