Seeing as I’m now an author here I thought I would post up this tape recording of a sermon given by my Grandfather sometime in the 1980s (he passed away 20 years ago but I think it’s still relevant today). I tried posting it at my usual favourite end times sites http://www.rr-bb.com and http://www.prophecyfellowship.com but they wouldn’t allow it as they are cessationists regarding gifts of the spirit. But now that I have authoring privileges here (the rush of power has gone to my head and I am posting it up here, ha, ha, sorry).
Anyway here it is. It is called March of the Muslims. His basic synopsis as I understand it is that the Islamic extremist problem is some type of punishment/discipline for Christians rejecting the gifts of the spirit. I know that might sound extreme to some people but personally having known the man in person I take what he says seriously. (OK we all hero worship our grandfathers – but he really was a man of God – as we all should be I guess. He was one of those people who if you knew him, it sort of made God more real to you – it’s hard to explain. I guess I’m saying we often first know Christ by dealing with other people who already know him, and my Grandfather was one of those people for me. I respected him greatly so take seriously stuff I find from him like this – but feel free to be cynical, critical etc regarding the message as that is this forums style of course). I think it’s worth posting though so I am. So for cynics and believers alike here it is.
(Some background info. My Grandfather nearly died of sickness at age 40 and promised God that if he recovered he would spend the rest of his life witnessing to Jews – don’t ask me why but he did. He did recover and spent the rest of his life working for Jewish Evangelical Witness in Queensland. He was also big on preaching as a visiting speaker on the “end times” (and no he didn’t collect money after the sermon as far as I am aware – unlike today). He was pre-millennial (as am I) and was not into replacement theology – so he was whatever the label for the opposite of replacement theology is – i.e. the church is a mystery – to the Old Testament Jews – which fits into the gap between the 69th week of Daniel (when the messiah is cut off – i.e. crucified) and the 70th week of Daniel. The 70th week of Daniel being the great tribulation and also the time when Israel – (or at least the 144,000 of them) return to Christ as a nation and fulfil God’s plan for them to be a missionary nation. My Grandfather wasn’t decided on the pre-trib post-trib issue. Personally I’m a firm believer in the pre-trib rapture).
Some of you probably wander what all this has to do with CCC and WoF which are the more usual topic of this site. Well in my mind I see it as being related, as I see churches like CCCOF, WoF, the Apostolic movement etc (as I alluded to in another post) as being the end-time church of Laodicea (the un-raptured remanent of which I suspect will probably turn into or at least contribute to being the whore/religious system of Revelation, which helps the beast/AC rise to power but is ultimately destroyed by him).
(It’s hard to talk about the “end-times” without sounding like some schizo/paranoid/conspiracy theorist nut job. Oh well. It is a pretty main stream belief/interpretation of scripture though. Hope RP doesn’t regret giving me authoring powers. And for the record I don’t believe in the Illuminati/Club of Rome etc, humans just aren’t that smart or co-operative or that good at keeping a secret – but I do think there are conspiracies a foot in the spiritual realm – which God allows to fulfil his plan as per his revelation to us in the book of Revelation).
(One other thing for what its worth he was also convinced the AC was Assyrain).