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The Truth About the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory

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After all my years of going from church to church, Bible study to Bible study, prayer group to prayer group, inevitably I always here something to the effect of, "well don't worry about it, we'll be raptured out of here before it even happens." But the thing is, I've never bought into that concept. It sounds "right", it sounds good, and it is extremely appealing, but the truth of the matter is that there is not one verse in the Bible that actually, completely supports the "Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory". Just like the Big Bang Theory or the Theory of Evolution, the Pre-Trib Rapture is something that many Western Christians (specifically here in America) have bought into simply because it's the most common and publicized opinion on the End Times foretold in the books of Revelation, Daniel, Matthew, and all throughout the Holy Scriptures.

There are three things that classify how doctrines come into being. It needs the text to back it up, t…

'Priest' Film Review

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So, I was in the supermarket a few weeks ago getting my normal groceries and I walked past the movie section once again. Now, I've actually gotten good about not buying every movie I want when I want it since I got to college (must be a money thing...), but this DVD has caught my eye every time I've walked into Smiths. In big, bold letters it read "FALLEN ANGEL". In this $10 DVD set, the films Legion, Priest, and Gabriel were included, the first and last of which I had seen before (I'm not a huge fan of them but upon rewatching I have come to enjoy them slightly more, although they're totally off like most films and TV shows are when it comes to biblical history). However, I had not seen Priest. For years my brother has been telling me to watch this movie, saying that (much like the Book of Eli) I would really appreciate and enjoy it. I refused for a long time partially because it was by the same guy who directed Legion, which was a movie that made me more m…

Are There Apostles and Prophets in the Church Today?

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Something that is often debated in the Church today is the idea of modern-day apostles or prophets. Now, I want to put up a disclaimer here saying this, I am not the ultimate authority of Scripture, that is for the Word made flesh Himself, Jesus the Christ, but based on my own research, Scripture reading, and spiritual discernment, I think that the true answer to this question is some-what loaded, though to keep you from suspense I'll just say that the answer is "yes" and "no".

Apostles Who were the Apostles? The Apostles were the eleven disciples of Jesus (minus Judas Iscariot) as well as Matthias (after praying that the Lord would replace Judas in Acts 1). These twelve men had a commission from Christ Himself to become the foundation of the Church (Ephesians 2:19-22) and to preach the Gospel wherever they went (Matthew 28:19-20) as well as perform signs and wonders aka miracles (2 Corinthians 12:11-12). In fact, one of the requirements for being an Apostle a…

The Truth Is Out There - Are You Seeking It?

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"I am the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." - Yeshua
In a few hours, one of the longest running, intensely popular, science fiction television series, The X-Files, is coming back to television for a six episode event. I love The X-Files. I remember my Dad showing me the X-Files movie back when I was probably seven or eight years old and immediately my interest was peaked. The action, the danger, the conspiracy were all really exciting for me, and eventually, as I would get into film myself, I began to formulate stories similar to those of The X-Files. No, I'm not talking about ghosts, monsters, or little green men (well, kind of but not really, stay with me), I'm talking about TRUTH.
In the past year or two since it was announced that Mulder and Scully would be gracing our television screens once again I began to re-watch the series, or at least the mythology aspects of it, and it's spin-offs Millennium, The Lone Gunmen,…