“God wants to keep people from knowledge!”

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Some skeptics see the word “knowledge” in Gen. 3:5 and conclude that God wants to prohibit man from having knowledge. They claim God likes people to be ignorant and unthinking, but they fail to consider what it is a knowledge of. But their sin brought evil into the world, and once mankind knew both good and evil, he had to choose between the two.

Before sin was in the world, Adam and Eve knew, and experienced, only good; in fact, God’s entire creation was “very good.” These same skeptics often complain about the evil they see in the world and blame it on God—yet it was because of Adam and Eve’s desire to know good and evil that we now know and experience evil.

Genesis 3:5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good…

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Sleeping giant.

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The church in America is like a sleeping giant that needs to be awakened.

Studies show that only two percent of evangelicals share their faith. The problem is the millions of spurious converts who sit within the Church—tares among the wheat, foolish virgins among the wise, goats among the sheep, etc. These people are in the midst of the American church, but they are not part of the true Church. If they were awakened to their true state, instead of a mere 2 percent we would see 100 percent sharing their faith, because they had a passion to do the will of God.

Zechariah 4:1 Now the angel who talked with me came back and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep.

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Driving directly toward the sun, low on the horizon.

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When we come to Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, we no longer walk in darkness. Non-Christians are like someone who is driving directly toward the sun, low on the horizon. It is very difficult to see clearly. But it is so different when driving with a low sun behind you—everything can be seen clearly. To those who have never repented and trusted in Jesus Christ, nothing will be clear. They search outer space to try to find their origins, because they don’t know where they came from. Neither do they know why they are here, or where they are heading. However, repentance is a complete change of direction. When we repent and trust in Jesus, all things become clear. Our eyes are opened to the truth and we hear the words of the Lord. We come to know Him and why we are here. We are not…

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You can pre-order “The Third Target” for Christmas or Chanukah presents. It releases on January 6th.

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Events in the Middle East are moving so rapidly, the plot of my next novel feels like it could unfold at any moment, though I pray it does not as it is a worst-case scenario.

THE THIRD TARGET will be released on January 6, 2015 in hardcover, ebook format, and as an audiobook.

You can pre-order it as a Christmas or Chanukah gift right now at your favorite bookstore, and online.

It was originally schedule to be released in mid-March of next year.

Here’s a brief description:

“When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell — ISIS — has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, he knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. Does the commander of the jihadist faction really have the weapons? If so, who is the intended target? The U.S.? Israel? Or someone else?…

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Exhaust our lives for Jesus.

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“If by excessive labor we die before reaching the average age of man, worn out in the Master’s service, then glory be to God. We shall have so much less of earth and so much more of heaven. It is our duty and our privilege to exhaust our lives for Jesus. We are not to be living specimens of men in fine preservation, but living sacrifices, whose lot is to be consumed.” Charles Spurgeon 

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God,which is your reasonable service.

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New whispers of an Israeli strike against Iran as nuclear deal deadline passes and Tehran continues to pursue nuclear program unimpeded.

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Are we inching closer to war? Are we inching closer to war?

Today is the deadline to end nuclear negotiations with Iran. Not surprisingly, the international community and Iran have not struck a deal. good, bad or otherwise. Now, another seven months has been added to the discussions. Also not surprising.

Now we face several very serious questions.

  1. Is there any hope of ever concluding a solid, useful deal — or is Iran just running the clock?
  2. Will the lack of a deal cause the U.S., Israel, or any country to take preemptive military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities?

From my vantage point, I think the evidence is clear: Iran’s current leaders have absolutely no intention of curtailing much less dismantling their illegal nuclear program. They are gaming the world community as they make significant advances towards The Bomb.

As serious, a former CIA chief now says he doesn’t believe U.S. intelligence is prepared to catch Iran in…

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Jonah & the Savior.

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Perhaps in Jonah 2, we have insight into the sufferings of the Savior. The waters of the wrath of God encompassed Him as His soul was made an offering for sin (see Isa. 53:10). A crown of thorns was wrapped around His head as He took upon Himself the Genesis curse. Jesus Himself said that He went into the heart of the earth (Matt. 12:40), into the pit of death.

But death could not hold Him; God spoke to death and brought Jesus’ soul up from the grave (v. 10; see also Acts 2:24).

Jonah 2:2 And he said: I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, And He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,And You heard my voice.3 For You cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and Your…

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Jealousy vs. Love.

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1 Samuel 19:9 is the third time Saul attempted to murder David. And it was all because Saul allowed the seed of jealousy to find root in the dirty soil of his sinful heart (see 18:8). Love rejoices at another’s success, while jealousy invites the spirit of hatred to enter and take up residence. Be so filled with the love of God that there is no room for any subtle sin. See Rom. 13:8–10 for how the Law and love are synonymous.

1 Samuel 19:9 Now the distressing spirit from the Lord came upon Saul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And David was playing music with hishand.10 Then Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away from Sauls presence; and he drove the spear into the wall. So David fled and escaped that night.

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Evangelical leaders “serious about foreign policy” when evaluating 2016 presidential candidates, writes Washington Post columnist.

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WashingtonPost-logo2On Wednesday, two Evangelical Christian leaders and I published an op-ed laying out criteria by which we — and many — Christians will be assessing 2016 presidential contenders.

The following is an article by a Washington Post columnist who has reviewed the op-ed and found intriguing the high priority we place on carefully evaluating a candidate’s approach towards Israel, Radical Islam, Iran and the future of U.S. foreign policy and national security policy. Worth reading….

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, November 19, 2014

We have often stressed how critical national security is to Christian conservatives and therefore how important it will be in the GOP presidential primaries in 2016. More proof of that comes in an op-ed by three prominent Christian conservative leaders.

Joel C. Rosenberg, a former senior adviser on two U.S. presidential campaigns, Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, and Ralph…

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Israel & Radical Islam will be top issues in 2016 presidential campaign. What are Evangelical Christians looking for in the next President?

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whitehouseFour innocent people, including three Americans with dual U.S.-sraeli citizenship, were murdered in Tuesday morning’s horrific terrorist attack in Jerusalem. The continued violence in Israel and constant turmoil in the Middle East makes a clear and comprehensive foreign policy agenda a must for any serious presidential candidate in 2016.

In a piece in today’s Christian Post, Penny Nance, Ralph Reed and I explain why support for Israel should be a centerpiece of that foreign policy. We also outline six other crucial positions that Evangelical Christian voters will be looking for in the next President.

One relevant excerpt reads: ISRAEL AND RADICAL ISLAM — Does the candidate have a clear and coherent view of U.S. vital interests in the Middle East, including a demonstrated, consistent, long-standing support for Israel and a solid understanding of why Israel matters to the U.S.? Does the candidate have a clear understanding of the urgency of the threats…

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