Christian Pastors – Are You Protecting Your Flocks From the Perils of Hell? Are you Warning Them? Preparing Them? Or is Your Church Just a “Happy Church”?

The following article was originally published by Michael Snyder at End of the American Dream. His articles are spot on and his relentless research gives us a glimpse of what clearly may happen in the days ahead. I challenge you to read his article below carefully and then consider exactly what he is saying. Then turn to your Bible and consider how Bible Prophecy is a warning to the clear and present danger America and the rest of the world is facing right now. The days ahead will present many problems and heartaches for the people of earth; if you have not prepared in your heart, mind and soul in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then in your troubles you may not find any comfort. (Used by permission)

Why Do So Many Preachers In America Refuse To Talk About Hell?

By Michael Snyder, on May 24th, 2016

When was the last time you heard a sermon about hell?  Just think about that for a moment.  Once upon a time in America, preachers all across the land regularly unleashed fiery sermons that directly confronted people with the reality of heaven and hell.  But today, that has completely changed.  In fact, there are some very well-known ministers in this country that purposely avoid ever using the word “hell” because it might offend someone.  It turns out that “happy church” can be a very lucrative business model, and many people seem to love the “me first” prosperity gospel that has infected virtually all of the major denominations at this point.  So there are countless messages about “blessing”, “breakthrough” and how God can make your life better, and very, very little preaching about sin, judgment, the cross and the urgency that we should feel to reach lost souls with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Apostle Paul wrote about a time when lukewarm believers would surround themselves with preachers that would tell them exactly what their itching ears want to hear.  This is what 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says in the Modern English Version

For the time will come when people will not endure sound doctrine, but they will gather to themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, having itching ears, and they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn to myths.

Is this not precisely what is happening in the western world today?

We have put the gospel on the back burner, and we have exalted preachers that endlessly fill our ears with messages that make us feel better.

Meanwhile, Americans are starting to turn away from the church altogether in alarming numbers.

To celebrate it’s 200th anniversary, the American Bible Society recently released a new report entitled “The Bible in America”.  What this report had to say about the state of Christianity in the United States was not good news

The research found the reasons included a decline in the number of Americans who believe the Bible is sacred literature from 86% in 2011 to 80% in 2016. Plus there’s a drop in the number of people who say the Bible is sufficient as a guide for meaningful living from 77% in 2011 to 67% in 2016.

In 2015, CBN’s Paul Strand reported how faith is losing its foothold in America.

Millennials in particular are driving these declines as the age group with the most respondents saying there were no books they considered sacred. Sixty-two percent said they have never read the Bible.

Our youngest adults, the Millennials, are far more likely to reject the Christian faith than any generation that has preceded them.  Just consider the following information that comes directly out of a Pew Research Center report

Millennials – especially the youngest Millennials, who have entered adulthood since the first Landscape Study was conducted – are far less religious than their elders. For example, only 27% of Millennials say they attend religious services on a weekly basis, compared with 51% of adults in the Silent generation. Four-in-ten of the youngest Millennials say they pray every day, compared with six-in-ten Baby Boomers and two-thirds of members of the Silent generation. Only about half of Millennials say they believe in God with absolute certainty, compared with seven-in-ten Americans in the Silent and Baby Boom cohorts. And only about four-in-ten Millennials say religion is very important in their lives, compared with more than half in the older generational cohorts.

We are steadily becoming less religious as a nation.

But even though that is the case, another Pew survey did find that 72 percent of Americans still believe in heaven and 58 percent of Americans still believe in hell.

So even though our society is moving away from God at a frightening pace, most people still acknowledge the reality of heaven and hell.

Most people still understand that God is going to hold them accountable for their actions, and that they are going to go somewhere when they die.

So why are so many preachers afraid to talk about these things in our day?

Where are the men like Charles Finney, D.L. Moody and Charles Spurgeon that won multitudes of souls for their Savior and literally changed the course of history with their fiery preaching?

Sadly, most churches in the United States have already gone apostate.  You may not want to hear this, but it is true.

The good news, however, is that God is still moving.  In a previous article, I discussed how a 40-year-old prophecy from David Wilkerson is literally coming true right in front of our eyes.  He saw the rise of a “supernatural invisible church” that would include believers of all types and that would shake the world in the last days…

I see the rise of a super church, a supernatural invisible church, a union of deeply spiritual followers of Jesus Christ, bound together through the Holy Spirit and mutual confidence in Christ and in his word.

This supernatural church of true believers will become a kind of underground church. It will include Catholics and Protestants of all denominations, young and old, black and white, and people of all nations. While this visible super church gains political power this invisible body of believers will grow tremendously in spiritual power.

This power will come from persecution. The persecution madness that is coming upon this earth will drive these Christians closer together and closer to Jesus Christ. They will be less concerned about denominational ties and more concerned and emphasis on the coming of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will bring together as one people in all walks of life.

My wife and I talked about this “Remnant” that is arising during one of our recent television shows and I also discuss it in my new book entitled “The Rapture Verdict“.  God is raising up an army, and there is no church, denomination or individual that is in charge of it.  Instead, it is an organic move of God that is happening largely outside of the institutional church.  In fact, if the institutional church does not wake up, it is in danger of being completely left behind by what is happening.

And I am completely convinced that we are going to see the greatest harvest of souls in the history of the church in these last days.  God is raising up men and women of God that are going to preach passionately about the reality of sin, judgment, hell and the cross.  They aren’t going to be afraid to offend people, because they are going to be consumed with a passion to help people find eternal life through Jesus Christ.

I want you to imagine something for a moment.

Imagine a line that stretches from one side of your computer screen to the other.

That is your life.  Whether it is 20 years long or 120 years long, it had a beginning and it is going to have an end.

Now imagine that line continuing past the end of your computer screen and traveling out of your house and across the street.  From there, imagine it traveling at a very high rate of speed from city to city, country to country, until it encircles our planet literally millions upon millions of times without ever stopping.

That is eternity.

If the Bible is correct, you have a choice to make.

You can choose Jesus and spend forever with Him, or you can choose to reject Him and be forever separated from your Creator.

Heaven and hell are both very real, and the Son of the Living God came to this planet and died an incredibly brutal death on a Roman cross so that eternal life could be offered to you as a free gift.

If you want to have a relationship with Him, it is very easy.  Just repent of your sins and invite Jesus Christ to come into your life.  He will forgive every evil thing that you have ever done, and He will give you a life that is never going to have an ending.

I pray that you will make that decision today.

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)

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-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

HELL IS A REAL PLACE – Jesus Taught About I Why Don't We?

"And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 44- Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: 48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. " -Mark 9:43-49 (KJV)

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America … Now Worse Than Sodom and Gomorrah!

"Pro-Gay Group: Vulnerable Children Being 'Recruited' to Believe They Are Transgender", Christian Post – 5/23/2016

"Obama administration directs schools to accommodate transgender students", The Washington Post – 5/13/2016

"Conservatives outraged over Obama transgender directive to public schools", FoxNews – 5/13/2016

"Americans' Acceptance of Sexual Immorality Growing, Gallup Finds", Christian Post – 5/31/2015

Bible Prophecy Commentary: MAKE NO MISTAKE – The Wrath of God is Coming –

America is sick and resembles the hideosity of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Our children are being attacked and our Christian churches are silent. How can this be? What do you think will be the response of Almighty God to this abomination? Let us be reminded of what Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew:

"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." -Matt 18:6 (KJV)

In reality, we have exceeded them in our perverted sexual madness and exist now in a reprobate society. In essence, America has gone mad and immoral insanity grips the nation now! Read the news, examine what's being crammed down the throats of every American. The crushing weigh of unrepentant sin and putting evil for good, good for evil, wrong for right and right for wrong (Isa 5:20) is trampling this nation under the heavy foot of Godlessness.

I firmly believe that now along with all the other sexually immoral travesties that this nation has embraced we now have through cunning and subtle means twisted the minds of our children through depraved sexual perversion and have stepped way over Almighty God's Red Line. We have surpassed the wickedness and sexually twisted anti-God mentality of Sodom and Gomorrah. We have stepped into the cesspool of evil and sin that Nineveh embraced. The prophet Nahum was sent by God to this Assyrian capital and they rejected his message. Nineveh was destroyed some 50 years later. America also rivals Babylon in a society that does not know God, has rejected Him and exceeds at wickedness, lawlessness and evil.

Folks, if you can't see it or for that matter feel it, America is declining at breakneck speed. A great [thick] covering of spiritual darkness is encroaching across America. We are now degrading our youth into sexually immoral confusion that most certainly will throw them into a tailspin of mental despair. Why is all this happening?

Reading Nahum 3 gives us a glimpse. We have turned our faces and backs against God and He in turn is filling this nation with smut, and vile filth!

"Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock." -Nahum 3:5-6 (KJV)

The nakedness of America's sin is now an indictment against her. We are unmistakably in the Days of Lot and Noah – Luke 17:27-28.

"And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible." -Isaiah 13:11 (KJV)

Wake up people for God's wrath is coming as predicted in the Bible against sinful mankind. Repent and seek the Lord. Profess Him as your Lord and walk in His ways.

Tough words today – yeah I know. But these words need to be uttered for our Christian churches say next to nothing about these things.

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)

Coram Deo

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

DAYS OF NOAH AND LOT

“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. "  -Luke 17:26-30 (KJV)

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The Lamb’s Book of Life – Is Your Name Recorded In It?

"Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven." -Luke 10:20(KJV)

The world is full of books – large, small, big and tall. From children's books to highly technical or mathematical books from academia. Books from all venues and sources fill our daily lives. In fact, I don't think a day goes by that you don't open at least one book to gaze or refer to its contents. Books spread information about a variety of topics. They educate and help us understand people, things and the world in vast detail. Additionally, books help us determine where we'll vacation or visit, they help to know destination information, what it'll be like, who's there, living accommodations, etc. Books inform us of many things.

But the greatest book on earth – the Bible – informs us about Almighty God, Israel's history, Jesus Christ our Savior and His mission (death, burial and resurrection) for us on earth. The Bible also predicts what will happen before Christ's return to earth in the language of Bible Prophecy. However, there is one heavenly book that stands out singularly as the most important Book in the Universe – in all Creation!

This is the Book of Life and its location is in God's home in heaven. He is the only record keeper of this Book and He keeps impeccable and highly accurate records of our lives. Our every word is recorded to the point that we will have to give an account for every careless word uttered throughout our lifetime – Matt 12:36. The Book of Life is very special for if your name is not found in it you will not enter heaven.

So how does your name get written in this heavenly book? Call on the name of the Lord – Rom 10:13. Calling on His name means you must also confess Him as your Lord and Savior. You must also believe in your heart that Almighty God raised Him from the dead. Finally, you must repent of your sins and turn away from them in your attitude and ways. This is what calling on the name of the Lord means. But things can change …

You can stumble in this journey through life and sin. But He makes provision for this in that if you ask for forgiveness and again repent you will be forgiven – 1 John 1:9. I call this "spiritual breathing" but we cannot [use this as an excuse and] keep on sinning making it a habit resulting in profaning the name of the Lord – Heb 10:26-31.

Many will claim the "once saved, always saved" doctrine is scriptural. I say absolutely not! It has positively no scriptural foundation and many people use it as an excuse to keep their sinful life going. The people, pastors and scholars that claim this have not read and studied their Bibles under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It matters not how famous you are or how many years you have been evangelizing.

Read Rev 3:5, Ex 32-31-33 and Psalm 69:27-28. Friends, looking at this from an academic perspective; if your name was written in the Book it was in pencil and can be blotted out or erased. Remember, the Lord God Almighty said that your name can be blotted out, not me. The interpretation is not complicated, it's plain and simple.

Hands down, the most important thing that you can do while in this body dwelling on the earth is to ensure your name is written in the Book of Life. And ensure throughout your journey here by faith in Christ – how you live for Him – that your name stays in His Book. Many go to church and claim to be Christians but don't know the Lord and are not saved. Their names are not written in His book and will not enter His rest. Examine what the Lord says we are to do throughout our lives:

"Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." -Phil 2:12 (KJV)

Did you read this? Work out your salvation! That means it's a daily affair with the Lord and with you. In the Greek, "work out" means to bring to an exact and definite conclusion. Fear the Lord with trembling for it will help you keep on track -Prov 9:10. Then how about this verse:

"Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. " -Luke 13:24 (KJV)

To get our name written in the Lord's Book of Life and have it stay there is no easy matter. It's not just a simple prayer you pray once in your life and poof that's it. No! You must strive daily to stay on the narrow road that leads you to eternal life with the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Greek, "strive" means to struggle, striving as an athlete in an event or competition; or to contend, as with an enemy or adversary. So then, you must make every effort, be aware of your sin, and examine yourselves to see whether you are still of the faith – 2 Cor 13:5.

Yes, this is tough and living for Christ is not easy. We must take a stand against sin and hold fast to the Lord's word so as to live an acceptable life before Him – Rom 12:1.

Now don't be deceived, there is a flip side to this. Here are some types of people that will not be in heaven and their names are not written in His Book.

"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." -Rev 21:8 (KJV)

"… no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God's kingdom." -1 Cor 6:10 (HCSB)

"Nothing profane will ever enter it: no one who does what is vile or false, but only those written in the Lamb's book of life." -Rev 21:27 (HCSB)

Today, if you find yourself in any of these categories, take immediate steps to seek the Lord and call on His name. Believe, confess and repent for only then are can we be forgiven. Death could call on any of us at anytime – we have no guarantees of even our next breath.

Are you ready to stand before Him? Seek Him while He may be found and do this now. If you have sinned and fallen, get on your knees and ask for forgiveness. Then make a u-turn (I mean a serious, no kidding change of your attitudes and ways) in your life and get back on track with God, He'll pick you back up. God is love, mercy and kindness but also understand He is also a God of judgment and accountability.

These are highly important topics for you to consider even if you are a claim to be a Christian. The biggest question you will ever face is "Is your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life". Is it…?

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Grace and peace,

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

THE KING IS COMING! ARE YOU READY TO MEET HIM?

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