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    This web site is a result of the combined efforts of many born-again people that have contributed written materials, suggestions, finances, computing, typing, researching, proofreading, answering mail, advertising, and in other ways. We are very grateful.

    The ministries of various people that have and are donating their time to this web site include missionaries, evangelists, and lay people among others. Some have worked in India, Israel, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Canada. Missionary work has included stays in third-world countries for extended lengths of time, often residing in villages with primitive living conditions. There are seldom any doctors or hospitals nearby, and starvation, sickness, funerals, and death are on all sides. This overseas missionary work includes:
    Evangelismópreaching in open air crusades, in churches, and even along the roadside.
    Assisting overseas people with their churches.
    Feeding the poor (children and adults).
    Helping to support ministers that are known on a personal basis and have proven be honest and trustworthy in spreading the Gospel in their own countries.
    Setting up Bible schools where the WORD is emphasizedógood sound Bible doctrine is taught and prophecy as well (something that is rare in this generation). This includes a correspondence Bible school for overseas people.

    Other ministries include the writing and publishing of tracts, books and other materials.
    Preaching in both churches and crusades.
    Door-to-door witnessing, street evangelism, and teaching in nursing homes, prisons, etc.
    Involvement in the study and teaching of Bible prophecy, which is so relevant to the times in which we live.
    As God provides, sending Bibles to people in third-world countries.

    As already stated, this web site has been a team effort by many that love God, some of which have hazarded their life for the spread of the Gospel. They are no strangers to persecutions and spiritual warfare. All of us need the prayers of true born-again brothers and sisters in Christ that fear God.

    We make no giant claims of winning millions to Christ. Yes, through the convicting power of the Holy Spirit we have had large altar calls at crusades; however, we realize in follow-up work that only a few are sincere-ref Mt 7:13,14. We, through Godís mercy, power, and help, will simply say, we humbly seek to follow Him-ref Lk 9:23. We, through His power, fight the good fight of faith-ref 1 Tim 6:12, and try to do those things that are pleasing in His sight-ref 1 Jn 3:22. We are striving to win the prize-ref 1 Cor 9:24; Phili 3:14, and hopefully will hear in that day, Mt 25:21-WELL DONE, THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT: THOU HAST BEEN FAITHFUL OVER A FEW THINGS, I WILL MAKE THEE RULER OVER MANY THINGS: ENTER THOU INTO THE JOY OF THY LORD. In the end, we are hoping we can say as Paul did in 2 Tim 4:7-I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH.

    In the United States, many are very hard toward the pure Gospel. Many are taught in their churches either lots of worldly stories, psychology, material from secular books, or poor and misleading doctrine. They love to have it this way. They are content in their deception or lukewarmness. Most are definitely not humble or childlike toward Godís Word and correction as the Bible clearly tells us we must be to enter heaven-ref Mt 18:3. Many (so-called Christian centers) are entertainment and people-pleasing centers, not Bible-teaching churches that emphasize repentance, good sound doctrine, and Bible prophecy. The Holy Spirit came to convict men and women of sin to draw them to repentance. Yet seldom anymore is it found in church where sinners drop to their knees in godly sorrow and brokenness before God over their sins. In the United States, the hunger for God and His Word and for righteousness, which existed  seventy-five or a hundred years ago, has been replaced with a hunger and love for comfort, entertainment, and prosperity.

    Overseas (in some countries) more are receptive to the message of the Gospel, but most of their pastors have little or no knowledge of the Bible. In some cases, pastors do not even have a Bible. In addition, in many of the overseas churches and bible schools, there are national or cultural traditions being taught that are unbiblical and sometimes even demonic. They are often very resistant to change, sometimes because of fear. It has been reported that in Africa an estimated 80% of the couples living together are not married. We have found this to be true in our surveys. Among the (so-called Christian) pastors in Africa many are living in fornication or have multiple wives. It appears to be a common practice for both lay persons and pastors. 

    Here is another method in which many churches are misleading their people. It is written: 1 Pet 5:8,9-BE SOBER, BE VIGILANT; BECAUSE YOUR ADVERSARY THE DEVIL, AS A ROARING LION, WALKETH ABOUT, SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR: WHOM RESIST STEDFAST IN THE FAITHÖThe Christian is to be on their guard against the schemes of the devil. The Christian is told by Godís Word that we are in a battle, a fight, a struggle, a warfare. The Christian is to Eph 6:11-PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL. Why do we need to do this? Because it is written: Rev 12:9-Öthat old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD. Satan is very successful in leading most people to hell. Yet in this generation, Godís Word has been made of none effect by such misleading teaching as: "we can stamp Satan under our feet; he can do nothing to a Christian; he is defeated." The people love to hear this kind of preaching. Thus, people let down their guard and Satan stamps them under his feet, and they never realize it until they end up in hell.

    Truly, when the Rapture takes place, it will be as the days of Noah were. Few will be taken.

    In our own small way, as God directs, we fight the good fight of faith. In doing so through Godís mercy and grace, some do get saved. Through the follow-up work and the overseas Bible school, some by Godís grace do stand fast.

    This web site is an extension of the work that we believe God has called us to do.

May God bless you.

The staff

    P.S.  It is written: 2 Tim 4:1-4ÖI GIVE YOU THIS CHARGE: PREACH THE WORD; BE PREPARED IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON; CORRECT, REBUKE AND ENCOURAGE WITH GREAT PATIENCE AND CAREFUL INSTRUCTION. FOR THE TIME WILL COME (which is now) WHEN MEN WILL NOT PUT UP WITH SOUND DOCTRINE. INSTEAD, TO SUIT THEIR OWN DESIRES, THEY WILL GATHER AROUND THEM A GREAT NUMBER OF TEACHERS TO SAY WHAT THEIR ITCHING EARS WANT TO HEAR. THEY WILL TURN THEIR EARS AWAY FROM THE TRUTH AND TURN ASIDE TO MYTHS (NIV) (or we may say they turn aside to false stories and hopes, which are repeated over and over in many churches, that please peopleís ears but mislead them).
    Examples of two incidents that happened to two different people connected with this web site.
    1-A certain person was looking for addresses of ministries around the United States. There were many Christian radio stations and also a television station in his area. Over a period of time he listened to about every Christian broadcast on all the stations. He succeeded in accumulating the addresses of hundreds of ministries. However, it had a very bad effect on him. He had heard so many contradictions regarding so many subjects and doctrines that it was mind boggling. For example, as we recall, he had heard the Rapture would come 8 days before the Tribulation, and also just before the Tribulation, about 8 days into the Tribulation, also during the middle of the Tribulation, at the end of the Ttribulation, after the Tribulation, and also there would be no Rapture at all. Confusion followed.
    2-The pastor of a very large church decided to take questions from his congregation. One by one members of his church stepped up to the microphone. A typical question would beó"so and so on the radio or television says this about such a doctrine; however, you say something else. Which is right?" The pastor did not want to discredit what other brothers in Christ had said on the radio or TV. What this showed is that most of his flock was in utter confusion. They had been receiving good teaching from their pastor, but had also been listening to some bad teaching by certain others on the radio or television. Now they were as a wave. As the verse tells us in 2 Tim 4óthey gather around them a great number of teachers. Something similar to this is recorded in 1 Cor 1:12,13 and 1 Cor 3:4-7-NOW THIS I SAY, THAT EVERY ONE OF YOU SAITH, I AM OF PAUL; AND I OF APOLLOS; AND I OF CEPHAS; AND I OF CHRIST. IS CHRIST DIVIDED? WAS PAUL CRUCIFIED FOR YOU? OR WERE YE BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF PAUL? FOR WHILE ONE SAITH, I AM OF PAUL; AND ANOTHER, I AM OF APOLLOS; ARE YE NOT CARNAL? WHO THEN IS PAUL, AND WHO IS APOLLOS, BUT MINISTERS BY WHOM YE BELIEVED, EVEN AS THE LORD GAVE TO EVERY MAN? I HAVE PLANTED, APOLLOS WATERED; BUT GOD GAVE THE INCREASE. SO THEN NEITHER IS HE THAT PLANTETH ANY THING, NEITHER HE THAT WATERETH; BUT GOD THAT GIVETH THE INCREASE.

    Regretfully, in many Bible schools, because numerous varied opinions are frequently taught on a range of subjects, many students begin to believe the Bible is not completely true and become confused.

    However, there is a certain Bible school that takes a much different approach. They teach the Word, the Word and the Word. They discourage their students from doing what the people did in the previous two incidents. The results are life-changing. Those that follow this advice progress through the courses with their feet firmly planted on the Word rather than menís opinions and are fully convinced that the Bible is truly God's Word as it is written.

    As a person surfs the web, they can become very confused. There is some good Bible-teaching on the web, but there are many more cults and false teachers presenting materials also. Remember, the Scriptures show that the scribes and Pharisees were-Lk 11:44-AS GRAVES WHICH APPEAR NOT, AND THE MEN THAT WALK OVER THEM ARE NOT AWARE OF THEM. They appeared righteous unto men, but they were not. Further, it is written-2 Cor 11:13-15-FOR SUCH ARE FALSE APOSTLES, DECEITFUL WORKERS, TRANSFORMING THEMSELVES INTO THE APOSTLES OF CHRIST. AND NO MARVEL; FOR SATAN HIMSELF IS TRANSFORMED INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT. THEREFORE IT IS NO GREAT THING IF HIS MINISTERS ALSO BE TRANSFORMED AS THE MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; WHOSE END SHALL BE ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS. Satanís ministers often appear to be ministers of God. Know this, Mt 15:14-THEY BE BLIND LEADERS OF THE BLIND. AND IF THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, BOTH SHALL FALL INTO THE DITCH.

    What is our recommendation?

Study the Word.
Read the Word.
Meditate on the Word.
Labor in the Word.
Memorize the Word.
Compare the Word with the Word.

    We suggest you always read and study at least 5 or more chapters a day. There are some very good guidelines on how to study the Bible on this site.
    Put Godís Word first. Humbly seek God in prayer before study. Do not come to Godís Word as a know-it allófor then how can God teach you? Turn off the television, radio, and music. Lay aside the newspaper and books. Begin filling yourself with Godís Word. If there are times when you canít read but are able to listen, then listen to Bible cassette tapes. Be filled with Godís Word. Satan can be expected to put in your thoughts many reasons why you can't do this. Your heart will decide which you choose to do. We pray you will choose GODíS WORD OVER EVERYTHING. When the times of testing come, if your feet are not firmly planted in and on Godís Word, how will you stand? We stand by faith, and faith only comes from Godís Word-ref Ro 10:17.
    The Word of God is the ROCK. All else is sand. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

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