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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Global Financial Crisis & the Coming One World Cashless Society

I’m no prophet or end of the world preaching dispensationalist, but what’s happening seems prophetic to me. The Bible teaches that from the time of Christ we have been living in the last days. The last days is a technical theological phrase understood by some evangelicals to denote that the next items on God’s prophetic calendar are the cataclysmic events surrounding the return of Christ (entailing, among other events, the Great Tribulation). During the last of the last days, Revelation 13 foretells of the coming of a one world, all-invasive government in which everyone everywhere will be subjected to a cashless society where no one will be able to buy or sell without the government’s approval.

In one stunning week, in what seemed like the stuff of a bad futuristic B movie, the US and world capitalistic free markets morphed into pawns being moved by government hands. The once extolled “let the market fix it” has been supplanted by a new mantra, “let the government have and control it.” From our insurance (AIG) to our houses (Fannie and Freddie) and now to our banks, in the blink of an eye the US economy, once proudly held in the hands of its citizens, has been snatched away by the government. That would be concern enough to sound a prophetic alarm, but these US actions were either mirrored by other Western economic powerful countries or even outdone. Coupling these historic steps with Russia and economic powerhouse China moving in concert to usurp the world’s financial markets, no one can deny that we are witnessing the convergence and universal restructuring of the world’s economies.

Just last week the official China communist sponsored newspaper, “The People’s Daily,” called for a one world currency.1 Two days ago, French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared, ``A new world is being born of the havoc under our eyes.''2

So what should Christians do? We should encourage one another all the more as we sense the time of Christ is drawing near. We must cling to the truth that God is on the throne, and He is moving His-Story forward exactly the way that will reveal the full glory of His wisdom, power, holiness, and grace. And far from panicking, Christians should double our efforts to learn His Word, live according to it, and share it with whomever will listen. And we should anxiously long for the reappearing of our Lord who is going to make all things new (Rev. 21:5).

1“China Paper Urges New Currency Order after ‘Financial Tsunami,’” Reuters, accessed date 10/14/08

2 “French, German Leaders Reject European Rescue Fund,” The Economic Times accessed date 10/14/08

Friday, October 3, 2008

It's Official: Secret Sex Wars is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in Christian Sexual Ethics

What does God do, when seven African American men, write a book based solely on the Bible, calling all of their Christian brothers and especially their African American brothers to walk in sexual purity? He raises it up to become the #1 Amazon bestseller in Christian Sexual Ethics. God is so amazing. Thank you for praying and supporting this movement of God to help men dedicate themselves to God's grace in order to live radically holy lives.

I am struggling to find the words to express how humbled I am that God would wash a filthy vessel like me, in the blood of His Son, and then use me to proclaim His grace and power that in Christ men can gain victory over sexual temptation.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Family Life Today: Secret Sex Wars Interviews, October 1-3

When Paul Felix, President of the Los Angeles Bible School, and I visited Family Life Today, the sight of it took my breath away. Over four hundred employees, ministries reaching to the end of the globle, Marriage Conferences that impact thousands and thousands of people, over 9 millions listeners, and I thought I was going to a radio studio.

One of my favorite Proverbs says, “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men,” 22:29. From the tours they gave us, explanations of their worldwide ministries, and our interviews, it became quite obvious to me that Paul and I sat around the table with men skilled in their work.

Previous to my visit to Little Rock Arkansas to tape for FLT, I had personally benefited from their Weekend to Remember Conference. My wife and I attended in 2004. It was a powerful experience. Also I have considered for some time that Family Life is the best Family ministry on the radio. I am sincerely helped and encouraged by their biblically thought provoking shows. Needless to say, I consider it a great privilege to be on their show.

But if you really want to know why I am raving about Family Life Today, tune in and check out their show for yourself. Here’s the line-up for the next three days.

Fighting Temptation God's Way 10/1/2008 (Day 1 of 3)
Christian men are bombarded by sexual temptation--the Word of God can overcome it! Today on the broadcast, Bobby Scott and Paul Felix help listeners create a battle plan for themselves and their sons to fight that temptation the only way that works—God's way.

Taking Steps Toward Freedom 10/2/2008 (Day 2 of 3)
The Holy Spirit is the key to withstanding our culture's message of instant gratification. Bobby Scott and Paul Felix, authors of Secret Sex Wars, help listeners stand strong in the face of sexual temptation by relying on God's Holy Spirit.

Training Our Sons to Overcome (Day 3 of 3) 10/3/2008
Guide your son through the sexual minefields of adolescence! Today on the broadcast, Bobby Scott, Paul Felix, and Dennis Rainey coach dads and single moms on how to do it.

You can find show times and listings for these broadcast at

And you can listen anytime (even after the airing dates) online at