Posts by Jim Jamison

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World Conditions in the Last times – 1 Timothy 4:1-2

by Jim Jamison

As we look forward to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are told in scripture that one of the most diabolical issues that will happen is the departure of those leading the church and attending churches from the Word of God. 1 Timothy 4:1-2 tells us that, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,” We have already mentioned that there is a departure from the truth, with people saying, “don’t tell me what the Bible says, tell me what I want to believe. These “seducing spirits,” will deceive, mislead, or cause others to wander into error and delusion by directing people away from a relationship with Jesus Christ, and encourage people to come to God in other ways. Over the years many people have asked me, “Why are their so many “religions?” The reason is because people have attempted to figure out how to get to God from a human perspective rather than accepting the Biblical truth concerning a relationship with God which we see in John 14:16 … READ MORE

The world condition when Christ Returns – 2 Thessalonians 2:3

by Jim Jamison

We have looked at the state of the world when Jesus returns, what about the state of the Church? 2 Thessalonians 2:3 tells us that, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” We often look at the last part of that verse which focus on the antichrist, but we see that person cannot be revealed until there be a falling away first. That “falling away seems to refer to a departure of the church to teach and point out the truth of God’s Word. Today, studies have shown that because of the current state of hte church, young people have been leaving the church in droves. The reason for this is that they have watched their parents not find any hope or purpose through their “religion” and therefore, are abandoning “faith.” I have witnessed families leaving solid Bible teaching ministries, because of a lack of program, or overinvolvement, and they move to a church that compromises the gospel, just so they can have the programs they like. Today, what the Word of God calls sin, … READ MORE

What are the world conditions when the Lord Returns? 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

by Jim Jamison

The Lord is coming! To that fact the Word of God is clear. But what will the return of the Lord look like culturally and globally? 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 says, “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they say, ‘Peace, and safety;’ then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” The destruction described here, is unexpected and unforeseen. We live in a world that has pleasure as its ultimate goal. Abortions are performed because couples desire the pleasures of the flesh, without consequence. Work is a means to an end – ultimately retirement. People look at pay increases as a means to increase their standard of living, choosing to continue to live at the edge of their income, rather than seeing the increases as a way to give more for the cause of Christ. In retirement, people who now have the liberty to devote more time to service for the Lord, are leaving the church with the excuse, “I did my part!” I am concerned that the church is going to be cause unaware of the reality … READ MORE