Day: May 21, 2010

That’s Offensive

Ron Graham 90x115 by Ron Graham

“Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.” 1 Peter 2:7-8.

“You can’t draw that, that’s offensive”. These were the words that a thirteen year old student in California heard a few days ago from her teacher. The student had drawn a picture of the American flag with the words “God bless America” inscribed on the flag. For this she was singled out and told her project was offensive. Then the teacher went on to praise another student who had drawn a picture of Obama. This is just a very small sampling of what’s happening across this nation.


Where Do The Prophecies Of False Religions Come From?

Jack Kelley 90x115 by Jack Kelley

Q. Speaking of New Age writers you said, “They say one day soon all believers will be taken off the planet so this next and final phase of human evolution can take place”  I believe that prophecy comes from God, knowing the end from the beginning, no one else has this knowledge in themselves. Therefore I’m puzzled by where other religions get there prophecy from.  Can it be over heard in the throne room of God by fallen Angels, twisted by them and then given to men?

A. Even false religions have their prophets. The difference is that the prophets of God are never wrong, while the others frequently are at least partially so (Deut. 18:21-22).  Take the New Age prophecy I mentioned for example.  While it is true that all believers will disappear someday soon, it won’t be so those left behind can build a Utopian society on Earth.

Some one in the New Age heard about the coming Rapture of the Church and whether through his or her own imagination or with some kind of demonic help came up with this justification for the disappearance of millions of people, none of whom will be followers of the New Age religion.  All false prophecy is either the vain imagining of men, the deception of Satan, or a combination of the two, and almost always includes a seed of truth to make it more believable.

by Jack Kelley