Tuesday, 15 December 2015

PURE RELIGION IS THIS

#800: Hello again folks! I find it a little ironic at this time of year that good friends of mine, work colleagues and folks I come across from time to time who profess that they have no Christian faith, no faith at all or even another faith admit to loving Christmas but hating certain religious aspects.

That's their choice and their opinion. Yet I sometimes find myself sympathizing with their negative slant on Churchianity. Worldly folks are no mugs in when it comes to spotting the false. The Word has plenty of words for false religion yet this inspired Scripture keeps coming to mind when I am allowed to vent my personal view on religion:

"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted." ~ James 1:27

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn, evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 15-Dec-2015

Monday, 14 December 2015

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: WEST MIDLANDS DAY CONFERENCE [SDHS]

Hello again folks! I have just received this flyer and notification from The Society For Distributing Hebrew Scriptures [SDHS] regarding a forthcoming meeting over at St. Martin's & St. Paul's Parish Church in Tipton. The meeting commences at 1:30PM on Saturday 16th January 2016.

The SDHS do an absolutely marvellous job in getting the Word out in Hebrew to our far flung Jewish friends and those of us blessed enough to want to learn the Absolute language. So - if you are in the area - why not make a date and be blessed?

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 14-Dec-2015

Sunday, 13 December 2015

BARNABAS FUND PETITION: SAFE HAVENS FOR CHRISTIANS

Hello again folks! Please could you consider signing and by extension collecting signatures for this very important petition by our friends at Barnabas Fund entitled: SAFE HAVENS FOR CHRISTIANS?
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 13-Dec-2015

RECOMMENDED: CFI STRATEGIC PRAYER CONFERENCE 2016

Hello again folks! FYI: Christian Friends of Israel [CFI]-UK will be holding their Strategic Prayer Conference next year, entitled "The  One Enthroned In Heaven", between Thursday 17th and Saturday 19th March 2016 at Windmill Farm Conference Centre, Bampton in Oxfordshire.

Should you be interested in attending, please contact CFI-UK via their official web site thus:

www.cfi.org.uk

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warnevangelists must compelDO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 13-Dec-2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

NO NEED TO ADVERTIZE?

Hello again folks! There is a growing furore regarding the banning of a certain Church of England advert. The plan was to show the sixty [60] second featurette before the forthcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" from Thursday 17th December in selected cinemas but nationwide distributors declined to include it because it might offend those of "differing faiths and no faith". The advert features different folks reciting The Lord's Prayer.


Whilst I understand why the CoE might have thought the campaign was a good idea, it is mistaken to do so on two [2] counts. First of all, it is short cut evangelism on the world's terms. The CoE should concentrate on living their faith out and making a difference rather than relying on worldly methods at significant cost using resources that could be better spent elsewhere. Secondly, the United Kingdom is no longer a nominal Christian country. In fact, the UK is more accommodating to atheists and islam than Christianity these days. A real revival will only come from people and not an organization. Learn the lessons of history. Rant over!

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 22-Nov-2015

Friday, 6 November 2015

RECOMMENDED: ZF/CFI PARLIAMENTARY LOBBY DAY 2016

Hello again folks! Christian Friends of Israel [CFI]-UK are joining up with The Zionist Federation on Wednesday 24th February 2016 to lobby and speak up for Israel at the Houses of Parliament in London. This is a good opportunity to challenge the increasing anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli sentiment in the UK and also a chance to engage your Member of Parliament [MP]!

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 06-Nov-2015

100,000 VISITORS!

Hello again folks! I'm pleased to announce that Berean Beacon [BB] ~ formerly Heresy Watch [HW] ~ reached the milestone of 100,000 visitors earlier today [Friday 6th November 2015].

BB/HW began life on Thursday 8th May 2008 and it has taken 793 posts or 2,738 days at an average of just under 37 visitors per day to get here and my only prayer is that someone, somewhere was blessed by my musings and they [eventually] found True Salvation in the LORD Jesus Christ.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 06-Nov-2015

Friday, 23 October 2015

THE UNBRIDGEABLE CHASM

Hello again folks! I watched a TV programme entitled "My Son The Jihadi" the other night. It was a documentary about an English convert to islam who ultimately ended up being killed in Somalia. I truly felt for the devastated mother mourning the loss of her son.

The Somali wife of the deceased saying that she believed that her husband was now in heaven after being felled by a snipers bullet whilst filming a savage attack on innocent civilians. I was saddened more thinking about a bereft widow who honestly believes that there would be such a positive reward from allah for her husband, killed in jihad.

It occurred to me that this demonstrated another absolute opposite in the tenets of islam and Christianity. There are many islamic terrorists going about their missions in certain areas of the world in the belief that what they are doing - i.e. beheading and murdering those who they choose - will bring them immense benefits should they be killed in action. The Bible is the last Word for True Christians and just two [2] scriptures bring home the unbridgeable chasm between islam and Christianity:

"But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie." ~ Revelation 22:15


"Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him." ~ I John 3:15

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 23-Oct-2015

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

RATTLE THAT LOCK

Hello again folks! I have the new David Gilmour album "Rattle That Lock" playing in my car at the moment [it was a gift from my wife] as I drive from home to work and back every weekday. It's funny how, even in a secular song, lyrics jump out at you, especially when you hear these words within the title track:

"So long Sin, au revoir Chaos ..."

Those words - taken a little out of context [as are many Bible passages by many Christians and Churchians occasionally to justify a certain stance] - remind me that True Believers have so much to look forward to, even if present times are challenging. The Word tells us:

"O Death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
~ I Corinthians 15:55-57 ~

I love finding [or hearing] these little nuggets from time to time, especially when they are so unexpected.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 07-Oct-2015

Monday, 5 October 2015

THE LAST WORD

Hello again folks! Some believe that the last chapter of the Book of Revelation is a footnote to be ignored. But folks should be reminded that there is a warning contained in verses 18-19 directed at those who would be apologists for those who would come along later watering down the Word of God, and more specifically, the prophecies of the Book of Unveiling, thus:

"For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." ~ Revelation 22:18-19

Why do I quote the above inspired Word? The final book of the Bible was written - most probably - in the first century. Mohammed was born in 570CE and he died in 632CE aged 62 years. He lived and died some five [5] centuries after the Book of Revelation was revealed and written. At first the koran was revealed verbally before being 'published' much later. Muslims believe the book of divine guidance revealed from God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years and believe it to be final revelation to humanity by their god. This is a direct contradiction to the teaching of the inspired Word of God [YHWH] and the above quoted scripture. Despite there being common texts in the Bible and the koran [i.e. the Pentateuch or first five [5] books of the Old Testament], the reader of of Revelation 22:18-19 has eventually to make a personal decision on whether to heed the warning therein or risk doubting or even ignoring it in light of the claims of islam, a religion which came several centuries later. After all, it is the last Word - bar two [2] verses. The Lord Jesus Christ wants none to perish and that includes all muslims but remember, if you can't stand on One Pillar, another pillar will fall on you.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 05-Oct-2015

Saturday, 12 September 2015

THE DEMOGRAPHIC TIME BOMB

Hello again folks! According to the Pew Forum, the total number of muslims in Europe in 2010 was about 44 million [6%] and the total number of muslims in the EU in 2010 was about 19 million [3.8%]. You have no doubt see the mass media news stories of late regarding the immense amount of refugees or migrants sweeping into Europe via Greece or Italy et al.

We should always acknowledge that major Judeo-Christian tenets include "... to look after orphans and widows in their distress ..." [James 1:27], "You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him ..." [Exodus 22:21] and "You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself ..." [Leviticus 19:34]. And we should also remember that the saying that those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.

With a faster birth rate than their contemporaries, the percentage muslim population is certain to rise sharply in the next few decades. Indeed, even German ministers have stated that their country could well be majority muslim by as soon as 2050, but this is unlikely mathematically and statistically speaking - despite the recent statement by the German vice-chancellor that his country could absorb 500,000 Syrian refugees for the next few years. Eschatologically speaking, a significant shift in the influence should be more than noted. That there is already a significant "falling away" from Europe's Judeo-Christian heritage is obvious. There is also a more alarming "falling away" taking place within Christianity and Churchianity. This is known too.

A thought crossed my mind earlier today. Could the Beast of Revelation be an islamic influenced EU? One that could deceive its population, Israel and the world. One that could parallel the acceptance of the mark with acceptance of allah? One that could offer a false peace with the Jews in the Land. One that defends telling an untruth to gain advantage in battle. One that is associated with the brutal practice of beheading. For years, noted and respected Bible teachers and evangelists have majored on a political EU Beast but could it that we will see an islamic influenced Beast in league with the false papal religious system?

These are just my thoughts. I am a sinful, imperfect, fallen soul and prone to mitsakes. I simply think that we should consider all options in this world of cloak and dagger media and easy believism.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-Sep-2015

Saturday, 5 September 2015

RECOMMENDED: SHARON SANDERS 2015 UK SPEAKING TOUR [CFI]

Hello again folks! If you are in the area and are free at the time, please prayerfully consider supporting and/or attending the Sharon Sanders' UK Speaking Tour between Friday 16th and Wednesday 28th October 2015. The tour comprises eleven [11] dates and is presented by our friends at CFI: Christian Friends of Israel. See above for further details.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 05-Sep-2015

Friday, 28 August 2015

LISTEN TO THE SKEPTICS!


Hello again folks! I have to say that I'm minded to agree with the above captioned picture published by a 'skeptic' friend on Facebook. The world can spot a fake from miles away and they can recognize the falsehood that is Churchianity too. We should listen to the skeptics and go back to Christian basics.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warnevangelists must compelDO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 28-Aug-2015

RECOMMENDED: CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE MINISTRIES CONFERENCE [October 2015]


Hello again folks! If you are in the area and are free at the time, please prayerfully consider supporting and/or attending the Christian Alliance Ministries Conference between Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th October 2015. See above for further details.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 28-Aug-2015

RECOMMENDED: SDHS @ THE CHRISTIAN RESOURCES EXHIBITION


Hello again folks! The Society For Distributing Hebrew Scriptures [SDHS] will be exhibiting at Stand D6 during the forthcoming Christian Resources Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT between Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th October 2015. If you are in the area and are free on the day, why not pay them a visit? [see above for further details]

The SDHS do an absolutely marvellous job in getting the Word out in Hebrew to our far flung Jewish friends and those of us blessed enough to want to learn the Absolute language. So - if you are in the area - why not make a date and be blessed?

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 28-Aug-2015

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: BIRMINGHAM DAY CONFERENCE [SDHS]


Hello again folks! I have just received this flyer and notification from The Society For Distributing Hebrew Scriptures [SDHS] regarding a forthcoming meeting over at The Hope Chapel in Moseley, Birmingham. The meeting commences at 2:00PM on Saturday 31st October 2015.

The SDHS do an absolutely marvellous job in getting the Word out in Hebrew to our far flung Jewish friends and those of us blessed enough to want to learn the Absolute language. So - if you are in the area - why not make a date and be blessed?

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 28-Aug-2015

Thursday, 23 July 2015

THE RELIGION FORCED DOWN YOUR THROAT


Hello again folks! I love the above pie chart! The biggest growing religion in the world is not islam or Christianity ... it's atheism and its bedfellow: evolutionary theory. No further words rare required from me [for a change!] but this Word says it all:

"The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God."
~ Psalm 14:1 [NKJV] ~

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warnevangelists must compelDO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 23-July-2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

THE HAND OF GOD


Hello again folks! The above photograph was produced when a star exploded and ejected an enormous cloud of material, which NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, glimpsed in high-energy X-rays, shown in blue in the photo. The 'official' explanation is that the 'Hand of God' is an example of pareidolia, the psychological phenomenon of perceiving familiar shapes in random or vague images. For me it is a welcome reminder of the awesomeness, majesty and utter Glory of the LORD.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line[a] has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat."
Psalm 19:1-6 [KJV] ~

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warnevangelists must compelDO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 22-July-2015

GOD & ZION


Hello again folks!  The connection between God and Zion are irrefutable and longstanding. An eternal promise and one that assures us of the Word of the Lord. Never let any mere man tell you otherwise.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warnevangelists must compelDO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 22-July-2015

Saturday, 4 July 2015

RECOMMENDED: CFI 30th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE


Hello again folks! Christian Friends of Israel [CFI]-UK will this year be holding their 30th Anniversary Conference, entitled "The Significance of Israel to the Church", between Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September 2015 at The Kings Centre, 27 Edison Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6PT. Should you feel called to attend, please find below the Booking Form for this important event thus:


Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warnevangelists must compelDO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 04-July-2015

Saturday, 20 June 2015

RECOMMENDED: MARY JONES WORLD


Hello again folks! Before the days when the Bible was made available in multiple versions and languages and preceding the days when you can read and study the Word in your hand or online, they were a delicate and prized asset. Believers died in the hope of getting a hold of their own copy of the Bible or in trying to have it translated into the common tongue. One such person was Mary Jones.


I'm pleased to inform you that a new museum and visitor centre has recently opened to celebrate the story of this humble yet revered lady. If you live in that vicinity or are planning a holiday in that area, Mary Jones World in Bala, Gwynedd, North Wales [see above scans of their flyer] looks like being well worth a visit!


Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 20-June-2015

Sunday, 26 April 2015

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: SOUTH MIDLANDS DAY CONFERENCE [SDHS]


Hello again folks! I have just received this flyer and notification from The Society For Distributing Hebrew Scriptures [SDHS] regarding a forthcoming meeting over at The River School in Worcester. The meeting commences at 1:00PM on Saturday 16th May 2015 and will run for three [3] hours.

The SDHS do an absolutely marvellous job in getting the Word out in Hebrew to our far flung Jewish friends and those of us blessed enough to want to learn the Absolute language. So - if you are in the area - why not make a date and be blessed?

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed, watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel, DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 26-Apr-2015

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

ELECTION EDIFICATION

Hello again folks! What a joy it was to hear UKIP leader Nigel Farage say on national TV this morning that he would offer asylum and be very comfortable with giving sanctuary to Christians trying to flee persecution [by muslims] in the Middle East and North Africa via the treacherous waters of the Mediterranean Sea. For that statement alone, he has my vote in the forthcoming General Election.
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 22-Apr-2015

Friday, 17 April 2015

KNOWN BY THEIR FRUITS [2]

Hello again folks! There is nothing more galling to me than the mounting news reports finally reaching the ears of the masses that muslim immigrants fleeing from Libya towards Italy literally threw twelve [12] souls from their dinghy, effectively drowning them. Sadly, despite the watering down of the news stories like this - especially when the General Election in the UK is grabbing all the headlines - there is no smoke without fire.

We must pray for the miraculous and immediate evangelization of those poor souls trapped in this religion of moon worship which not only kills those of no faith or of other faiths without compunction but also slaughters those of its own belief system too. Only the cutting edge of the True Gospel and the the work of The Holy Spirit through selfless and obedient servants can achieve this.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 17-Apr-2015

TOP URGENT: PLEASE PRAY FOR IRAQI CHRISTIANS OF QUARAGOSH

Hello again folks! Please read this message Christian author Dr. Richard Kent who has literally just received this message from Reverend Andrew White, the Vicar of Baghdad in the last hour thus:

"The islamist group [ISIS] has just taken over Quaragosh, the biggest Christian city in Iraq. Hundreds of men, women and children are being beheaded. The people are asking for prayers to be made on their behalf concerning the ongoing atrocity in their country. Please take one minute to pray for them. Pass the message across to all your contacts so that the prayer chain will not be broken. They asked for this special prayer. Please, ensure you pass across the prayer request to the Body of Christ for fervent prayers offered on behalf of the brothers, sisters and children in Iraq. This is an urgent SOS. May God bless you. From Andrew White, the Vicar of Baghdad."
The Reverend Andrew White ...
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 17-Apr-2015

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

THE CHURCHIAN AND THE CHRISTIAN

Amusing yet true.
Hello again folks! The definition of a Churchian is accurately described above. Whilst we shouldn't forsake the assembling with one another [Hebrews 10:25], a Churchian is wedded to attendance and duty whereas a Christian is a part of the Body of Christ, is wedded to his or her Master and serves Him through it.

Don't do church ... Be the Church.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 14-Apr-2015

Sunday, 12 April 2015

PEACE WILL COME


Hello again folks! I have always loved the above quotation and words of wisdom of former Israeli PM Golda Meir. But one has to realise, biblically, that the True Shalom peace will not come until the Prince of Peace - the LORD Jesus Christ returns. So when we pray for the peace of Jerusalem [Psalm 122:6-7] - and by extension Israel - we are praying for the return of the Messiah. It will not be a demonically inspired false peace nor the invention of fallen men, it will be the real deal enforced by the Lion of Judah.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-Apr-2015

SUFFICIENT FOR THE DAY

Hello again folks! The current General Election campaign here in the UK means that political parties are throwing out all kinds of so-called 'policies' to tempt folks to vote for them. One of the policies being touted offer folks the chance to leave their legacy 'tax-free' to their dependents. Another policy just introduced offers the opportunity to spend your pension pot now instead of later in life.

There is nothing wrong in making plans for the future. But I was drawn to a couple of scriptures in Matthew chapter six [6] this morning that the LORD Jesus Christ puts in complete context:

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? ... So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:25,34

My point is that, biblically speaking, our life should be lived one day at a time. We are not certain of tomorrow but we can be sure of today. There's no harm in making plans but our life should not be built on temporal things that are maybe yet to happen - or not - as the case may be. This is the reason that daily prayer for day-to-day provision is encouraged in The Lord's Prayer thus:

"Give us this day our daily bread." ~ Matthew 6:11

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-Apr-2015

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

YOU SHALL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS

Hello again folks! The mass murder of one hundred and forty eight [148] Christian students at the Garissa University College in Kenya is a reality check if not another reminder of the threat of militant islamists, not only in eastern Africa but worldwide. We are told that they are extremist and do not represent true islam but far too many instances have occurred to accept the excuses of islamist apologists.

Rather than launch into a tirade against islam, as some have done, I have been thinking on a certain piece of Holy writ spoken by the LORD Jesus Christ and found in Matthew chapter 7, verses 16-20 thus:

"Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."

Quite clearly, the fruit of islam is not good. You can therefore draw your own conclusions from the above scripture. The only thought that has entered my head about this incident is that those involved in this cowardly attack and those who make excuses for them repent of their heinous sins soon.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 07-Apr-2015

Monday, 6 April 2015

JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM: THE EMPTY TOMB

Hello again folks! I had the great pleasure of visiting Israel with my good friends Bob Mitchell and Bob Waughman back in May 2008 and whilst I was there I had the blessing of visiting a certain tomb in Jerusalem. Being as we are celebrating and remembering the fulfillment of Passover by the LORD Jesus Christ and the fact that the tomb is very much EMPTY - being as the original occupant rose from the dead nearly two thousand [2,000] years ago! - I thought that it would be appropriate to share some of my photographs of the occasion with you thus:
Golgotha: The place of the skull ...

 Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 06-Apr-2015

CARTOONS DO NOT ALWAYS OFFEND

Hello again folks! Unlike islam which, for some strange reason finds pictures [or cartoons] of its founder  'offensive' - I like to think that there is a no harm in depictions of the LORD Jesus Christ as long as they are not gratuitous or out-and-out blasphemous in nature. I spotted the above cartoon the other day and it made me smile because it combines the celebration of the most marvellous Miracle of all time with an observation of the habits we 'endure' in the present day. Enjoy it for what it is.
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 06-Apr-2015

Sunday, 5 April 2015

HOPE FOR THE BACKSLIDDEN

Hello again folks! Although Easter is - and never was - a valid substitute for Passover, I was reminded this morning of a certain scripture spoken by the LORD Jesus Christ before He was betrayed by a certain Judas Iscariot in which He corrected an enthusiastic Peter:

"Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all." [John 13:3-10; KJV]

For some strange reason, the Inspired words [and Word] of verse ten [10] stood out. "He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean ..." This scripture, to me, suggests that just as salvation is only a prayer away, so also is forgiveness for those who have been washed but have soiled their feet with unconfessed sin and/or disobedience. Whilst I'm no fan of the "once saved, always saved" theorem, there is comfort if not hope for the backslidden with these words.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 05-Apr-2015

Saturday, 28 March 2015

VICE VERSA: TWO VIEWS ON LIFE

Hello again folks! This is clever and so very True. We should all be using this to spread and reveal the True Gospel to our friends, family, work colleagues and even our enemies ~ and not necessarily in that order!
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 28-March-2015

Sunday, 22 March 2015

THE HIGHWAY AND THE STAIRWAY


Hello again folks! Sometimes a picture conveys a thousand [1,000] words.

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
~ Matthew 7:13-14 [KJV] ~

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 22-March-2015

Friday, 20 February 2015

RECOMMENDED: ANTICHRIST, THE VATICAN AND THE GREAT DECEPTION [Bob Mitchell]


Hello again folks! My good [old] friend Bob Mitchell has a new book out entitled "Antichrist, the Vatican and the Great Deception". Bob's books, talks and DVD's are always challenging and they should encourage all listeners and readers to be Bereans. Here is a brief overview of the book:

"In this new book, with illustrations and over 200 references for you to check for yourself, we travel from Babylon and Nimrod to the Freemasons and Francis Bacon and the secret purpose for the founding of America, the unanswered Mysteries of 9/11 that helped rob us of our liberties and helped us toward a global era of big brother, the strange ritual carried out by Freemasons invoking a spirit to enter a new President of the USA whenever he / she is elected, the mystery of the Fatima visions of 1917, the Vatican's fascination with UFO's, the prophecies of St. Malachy regarding the final pope who will lead the Roman Catholic Church into the Great Tribulation, the link between Rome and Babylonian sun god worship. All this and more leading us toward the revelation of the Antichrist, the False Prophet and the start of the Great Tribulation. Prepare to have your world view shaken ..."

"Antichrist, the Vatican and the Great Deception" by Bob Mitchell is available as a paperback from amazon.co.uk for just £5.99 via this link thus:


Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 20-Feb-2015

Sunday, 1 February 2015

PLEASE BE SURE

Left Behind in 2014 failed to match its 2001 predecessor in my opinion ...
Hello again folks! I've just finished watching the re-make of the film "Left Behind" [2014] starring Nicolas Cage. Apart from the fact that I think that the original movie in 2001 starring Kirk Cameron is better, I do not wish in any way to offend those to adhere to the theory of the Pre-Tribulation rapture. But one thought keeps coming to mind. What if the Pre-Trib rapture does not happen or it doesn't happen according to the timeline that Pre-Trib adherents currently believe in?

Could it be a self-fulfilling prophecy? If there is a true rapture then could there be false raptures to deceive the world? Don't forget that there are false prophets and true prophets. My personal view is that God will rapture His people before His wrath commences and not before that of the wrath of Satan [also known as the Pre-Wrath rapture]. I keep thinking about the millions of believers who might see mass persecution that they were taught in the pulpits that they would miss [if the Pre-Trib rapture does not occur on time].

They will be totally unprepared after having been assured an escape ticket. I guess that what I'm saying is that whoever is teaching and receiving this message have to be sure that it is Truth. But, if wrong, the responsibility and accountability for potentially being wrong and [even unintentionally] misleading those folks will fall upon the seminaries, colleges and pastors who taught the Pre-Trib rapture. All I am saying, quite soberly, is that they have to sure that is is Truth and to be Bereans too. Because if they are wrong, they and those who believed this doctrine will have to pay a heavy price.

Please be sure, for eternities sake.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 01-Feb-2015

A COMMON DENOMINATOR?

Hello again folks. A self avowed non-Christian friend of mine pointed this out to me a while ago. I'll leave the deductions and problem solving to you. This is NOT intended as a racist or 'islamophobic' article but it does contain information that is hard to ignore. Answers are not required on a postcard.

The Shoe Bomber was a muslim
The Beltway Snipers were muslims
The Fort Hood Shooter was a muslim
The underwear Bomber was a muslim
The USS Cole Bombers were muslims
The Madrid Train Bombers were muslims
The Bali Nightclub Bombers were muslims
The London Subway Bombers were muslims
The Moscow Theatre Attackers were muslims
The Boston Marathon Bombers were muslims
The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were muslims
The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were muslims
The Iranian Embassy Takeover was by muslims
The Beirut US Embassy bombers were muslims
The Libyan US Embassy Attack was by muslims
The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were muslims
The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were muslims
The Kenyan US Embassy Bombers were muslims
The Saudi Khobar Towers Bombers were muslims
The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were muslims
The Beslan Russian School Attackers were muslims
The first World Trade Center Bombers were muslims
The Bombay [Mumbai] India Attackers were muslims
The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were muslims
The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were muslims

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 01-Feb-2015

Thursday, 15 January 2015

THE FOLLY OF EVOLUTION [2]


Hello again folks! Need I add any more comment[s] to the above logic!

"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good."
~ Psalm 14:1 ~

"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
~ II Timothy 4:4 ~

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warnevangelists must compelDO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 15-Jan-2015

Saturday, 10 January 2015

RECOMMENDED: CFI STRATEGIC PRAYER CONFERENCE 2015


Hello again folks! Christian Friends of Israel [CFI]-UK will this year be holding their Strategic Prayer Conference, entitled "For My Name's Sake", between Thursday 12th and Saturday 14th March 2015 at Rockwell Green Christian Fellowship, Wellington, near Taunton, Somerset. Should you feel called to attend, please find below the Booking Form for this important event thus:


Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warnevangelists must compelDO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 10-Jan-2015