I want to encourage everyone to take time from your busy schedule for the Calvary Chapel Prophecy Conference. Why is this pursuit worthy, when you no doubt have a zillion other things on your plate?
Here is why: There are brothers and sisters in Christ who are gifted in the body to study, labor, and exhort you to watch and be waiting for Christ, to build up the body in ways that are extremely important in the times we live. These men are willing to take their weekends and share with the everyone their hard-won research and endure all manner of warfare to defend the faith. I have the utmost respect for these men and how hard they labor among us as they contend for the faith once delivered to the saints. And once you get built up, you can then go back to your home church and spread the knowledge, building others’ up and exhorting them to be watching and waiting also. Remember, we do not do these things for ourselves, but for others. Those who put on these events are so sure of the value of them they are willing to labor to bring them to fruition at their own personal cost in time and energy.
Never, ever, have we lived in such a unique time. And never has the church been so apathetic about the times of the signs. I get emails from someone regularly who makes it their mission to scoff at the times, to do some sort of pseudo-intellectual studies to try and disprove and destroy our blessed hope in the form of the pre-trib rapture. He emails a lot of folks regularly, and goes to chat rooms to stir up trouble. But I refuse to engage him, he is hostile and obnoxious and condescending. And wrong. What drives people like him? It would never occur to me to spam people or stir up a chat group just to try and stumble someone. An ax to grind? Maybe. But just because he can twist church history to suit his scoffing, doesn’t mean he is right; truth is truth and our egos are no match for the revealed truth of Scripture. Let God be true and every man a liar! Amen and amen.
Coming to this Conference: Dave Hunt and TA McMahon of the Berean Call; Chuck Missler of Koinonia House; Arnold Fruchtenbaum of Ariel Ministries; Joseph Farah of World Net Daily (www.wnd.com); author Warren Smith (Deceived on Purpose) and Thomas Ice of Pre-Trib Perspectives . Wow, what a line-up – and worthy of your time.
WHEN: September 7 – 9
COST: $40 per person for the weekend. Call the church office for more information!
ALSO: Thursday night September 6, Chuck Missler is conducting his own evening of fellowship and information at Pilgrims’ Café, 233 E. College in Appleton. Come!