He is Risen!

“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.”

― Charles W. Colson

Amen! Happy Easter!

God Bless
Brian Mason

THE BIBLE DOES NOT PREDICT THE COMING OF MUHAMMAD

Muslims surprisingly to me will state that the bible predicts the coming of Muhammad. I just witnessed to a Muslim, by starting to wish him a happy Good Friday. He then asked me why we Christians call it Good Friday, and then my witness began. The witness quickly went from the Gospel to him stating that the Muslim people also believe in Jesus but not as the Son of God.

After explaining to him the virgin birth and the Trinity his response was that Muhammad is mentioned in the bible. I asked him “where that was in the bible?” He replied that that is what Islam teaches and he didn’t know the verse. The following scripture is what he was referring to:

Deuteronomy 18:15-18
“The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ 17 And the LORD said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. 18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him (NKJV).”

With proper exegesis on this scripture, the word “brethren” refers to the Jews. It makes no sense that God or Allah, as they say, would raise a leader coming from their enemy the Arabs!

Jesus fulfilled this prophecy without stain. He came from His Jewish brethren, Jesus also called Himself a Prophet: Luke 13: 33 33 “Nevertheless I must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a prophet would perish outside of Jerusalem” NASB. As well His own brethren called Him a Prophet: Matthew 21: 11, “And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”, Luke 7:16, “16 Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited His people!” John 9:17, 17 So they said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.”

I will post another blog on the difference of lineage between Muhammad and Jesus Christ at a later date.

Muhammad is not in the bible, plain as that. The Muslim people will say that they believe that Jesus was a Prophet, but only that. We must pray that the Holy Spirit comes upon the Islamic people and they turn to the one True God! This Easter Weekend please keep in mind and all the people that need our witness as Christians to save them from God’s Wrath! Happy Resurrection Day!

God Bless
Brian Mason

Hinduism, Buddhism and other Satanic Religions based off Eastern Roots

Another great article on these Satanic Practices!

http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_EasternRoots.html

God Bless
Brian Mason

*Eerdman’s Handbook to The World’s Religions (1994); Lewis M. Hopfe, Religions of the World, (1994); Ian P. McGreal, ed., Great Thinkers of the Eastern World (1995); Richard Osborne, Introducing Ancient Eastern Philosophy (1995); Geoffrey Parrinder, ed., World Religions, From Ancient History to the Present (1983); Jean Smith, ed., Breath Sweeps Mind (1998); Eva Wong, The Shambhala Guide to Taoism (1997)

The Rapture Sign of 2017

Here is a very interesting article, scripturally accurate about the possibility of the Rapture of Jesus’ followers this year. I have bookmarked it and will consider the article for further review. I have also ordered the book “The Witness of the Stars” by E.W. Bullinger. I know that the Rapture is always being predicted, but this article looks like a valid argument!

http://www.marylutyndall.com/2016/09/the-rapture-sign-of-2017.html?m=1

Any thoughts?

God Bless
Brian Mason

Scientism And It’s Problems

I love it when people engrossed in Scientism say they only need science because science will eventually fix everything and answer all our problems. They will go on to put down and ridicule believers in God and his writings in the Bible stating how can you believe in what is written down in an “old book written by desert peasants?” Let’s look at some of the past failures of science and ask them ” You put faith/trust in something with this track record? Here we go:
“Piltdown Chicken, Chernobyl, Mercury Fillings, Thalidomide, Hole in the Ozone Layer, Global Cooling, Global Heating, Darwinian Evolution, Iridium, Silicone Implants, Y2K, MTBE Contamination, DMSO, the Fen-phen Fiasco, Over Use of Antibiotics, Aspartame, Saccharine, and Lucy for a slice of examples of vacillation and failures of science.

As for a “dusty book written by peasants”, there are 45+ Prophecies that have been fulfilled and plenty of examples of the bible speaking about so called “scientific discoveries” of modern times in that “dusty book”! For example: The round shape of the earth, earth is suspended in nothing, the stars are innumerable, the existence of valleys in the seas, the hydrologic cycle, concept of entropy and many more!

Don’t get me wrong, I am a lover of science and believe that science is a gift from God in many cases. Science also exposes the wonders of creation. Scientism does have major problems and I believe the biggest problem is that the Gospel is forgotten in the mix.

Isaiah 44: 6-8
6 “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
‘I am the first and I am the last,
And there is no God besides Me

God Bless
Brian Mason

The Shack: Uncovered

Time to revisit the heresy that William Paul Young is putting out there in the screen adaptation to his novel “The Shack”!

Christians need to use discernment and proper exegesis of scripture. This movie is blasphemous!

A work of fiction yes, however it is insulting to God!

Michael Youssef’s sermon on this book is very important, and please share it!

God Bless
Brian Mason

UK Street Preachers Convicted!

This is a precursor to what we as Christians will be facing! Oh yes, Christianity is not an easy road! I will see them after death and will pray for them as the persecution continues!

Keep the faith Christians!

God Bless
Brian Mason

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/newsroom/2017/02/street-preachers-convicted-of-religiously-aggravated-public-order/

Addictions. How to Overcome Them.

I would like you to check out a Brother’s Website and Ministry. His Name is Chad Prigmore and his ministry is called http://www.recoveryreformation.org

Chad’s Site has a wealth of information on it, and one of it’s main topics is “Alcoholics Anonymous” and exposing it for what it is.

“The rise in addiction is a symptom of a society in decline, largely in rebellion against God and His truth. Humanism and relativism will continue to further the decay. Addiction is a manifestation of sin, it is not a chronic disease to be addressed clinically as alluded to in the article. Gal 5:19-21 ” Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, SORCERY, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” SORCERY: pharmakeia = medication (“pharmacy”), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): – sorcery, witchcraft.”

Chad Prigmore; Facebook post 02/25/2017

Please pray for his Ministry and the light it sheds on addictions and recovery!

God Bless
Brian Mason