Category Archives: Christian suffering

Our Silly and Sinful Musings About Suicide (“Say Hello To Heaven”) #2

(If you have not read part #1 please close click this link to read   https://4rs4thechurch.com/2017/05/28/our-silly-and-sinful-musings-about-suicide-say-hello-to-heaven/) In 1997 I was a very different man. In spite of being college educated (and graduating in 6 months)—being engaged to my wife Kim and awaiting … Continue reading

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Millions Will Be Devastated

Images, such as the one to the right, have been used for decades to depict one of the most waited for events in Christian history: THE RAPTURE of the CHURCH. This marquee event in evangelical Christianity, finds its most clear scriptural foundation … Continue reading

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Same Circumstances; Two Very Different Streams

Back in May of 2009 the animated movie UP was released. My family loves this movie, which begins on a sour note, as Mr. Fredrickson’s (the old guy) wife has recently died. Shortly thereafter Mr. Fredrickson meets Russel (the little boy). … Continue reading

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Having the Life Squeezed Out of You.

The picture to my left, probably needs a bit of explanation. I’m sure you can tell that the hand is squeezing olive oil into a bottle or jar of some sort, but why that is important may escape us, here in the United … Continue reading

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The Clearest Witness and Highest Calling

Yesterday, while reading the most recent atrocities against the persecuted church, I was again deeply troubled in my spirit with tremendous grief. It seems that in addition to the barbarism already taking place, Isis has decided that burning children alive or crucify … Continue reading

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Revelation… From the Top of My Pile of Rocks!

(Sequel too…”Thank God for My Pile of Rocks!!!”) I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for … Continue reading

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Christian Arm Yourselves!!!

This morning I read an article in the Christian Post, where the Lt. Governor of Tennessee, Ron Ramsey, gives Christians in America a very definite instruction.  Below is a quote of what he said. “The recent spike in mass shootings … Continue reading

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