The Conquer Series is an expertly crafted series to help men overcome sin of all kinds, but particularly the elephant in the room in all churches: sexual addiction. It may surprise some to know that 68% of evangelical males regularly view pornography. Another stat states that 90% of conservative males regularly view pornography. The church has failed these men, but not for the reasons you may think.
Shouldn’t conservative males be better at overcoming sin? Actually, when you understand how addiction works, then you will understand it is a problem the church cannot solve in its current state, and will only continue to make worse by preaching condemnation on these sins, as is generally the case in the conservative Christian denominations.
Christ said “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:17.
Clearly sexual sin of any kind isn’t a part of God’s plan, but knowing that won’t help people overcome any addiction. Generally deep down, they all know their sin is wrong, and feel completely condemned by it. So is there a way out? There certainly is. This series gives men the tools to overcome this and pretty much any other sin. Watch these two trailers and then consider grabbing the brilliantly produced series (I can’t recommend it highly enough for any male Christian who wishes to conquer sin – wives, buy it for your husbands, the may need it more than you think):
http://www.conquerseries.com/ (*note, we are not affiliated with this group, they are a non-denominational evangelical ministry)
The Eastern Question relating to Daniel 11 and how Islam fits into biblical prophecy, is one of the most controversial prophecies in Adventism… at least it is if you hold my view (currently the minority view).
I have seen people yelled at, ridiculed and even special meetings held to ensure my view was “clarified away”. So, needless to say, this isn’t a view that will make you friends. I do believe however, it holds merit, and seems to be increasingly fitting current events in the middle east. It was also the view of many of the prominent pioneers in EGWs time (this isn’t a guarantee of truth, it is simply interesting).
The two options are basically this:
Option 1: The literal reading of Daniel 11, or
Option 2: the literal reading of Daniel 11:1-40 and spiritual reading of Daniel 11:40-45. This speaker argues for the option 1, and to me it seems the more reasonable view, especially in the light of current events.
Daniel & The Revelation by Uriah Smith (1897 EGW estate version): pdf, buy book (also available for free in EGW 2 app on IOS, Android, Windows, and Windows Phone)
Steve Wohlberg tells a testimony of how he was compelled to burn his Ellen White books, and then how he came back and found balance in his Christian walk. Very powerful testimony (audio only).
Unfortunately I am unable to share this one for free, but if you are a student of the bible or a skeptic of the bible, this is a must purchase.
Patterns of Evidence – Exodus is without question, the most comprehensive, balanced documentary on the Exodus ever made, showing in great detail evidence for the Israelite presence in Egypt, the plagues, and the exodus.
Tim Mahoney takes us through his journey, and how he regained his faith in the biblical account. During the 2 hours, he introduces us to many skeptical scientists, and even manages to get an interview with Benjamin Netanyahu (Prime Minister of Israel). Mahoney shows why so many bible scholars and archaeologists have missed all this evidence and how it can easily be reconciled when taken as a whole.
Seriously though, if you can’t afford it, beg or borrow money to get this movie (don’t steal, that would be too ironic). This is vital information if you wish to share (or learn) about Christ in this modern skeptical era.
This is a no non-sense view of Creation vs Evolution from neurosurgeon Ben Carson. He makes a few errors than I know evolutionists would jump on, however in general he makes many very solid points. Well worth the watch.
Very well done video on revelation 13 by the Forerunner. This is an important prophecy for us to understand the significance of the pope’s visit to United States on the 23rd of this month.
David Gates visited the church of some good friends of mine in the Netherlands. Here is his mission update from there, and his call to join the work. Please play for David and his work, and pray for God to show you where he can use you to help.